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-Great Cultural Revolution
'It'll make things impossible': NYC bars, restaurant and gyms rage as Mayor De Blasio announces Big Apple will become first US city to require vaccine passports for customers and workers from August 16
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "It'll make things impossible" is the point with this asshole.
Posted by: Raj || 08/04/2021 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The WH and CDC are likely preparing a similar lockdown. Florida and the other non-compliant states must be stopped. The destruction of the economy and middle class is paramount.

BBC Australia - Qantas stands down 2,500 staff over Sydney lockdown

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2021 2:37 Comments || Top||

#3  PM to Israelis: Get vaccinated or face severe restrictions
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2021 2:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Sue the city for requiring you to violate HIPPA.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/04/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#5 

Wait for it.....

BLOM to whine that since Blacks have the LOWEST vaccination rates, the law is Racist.

Either way it violates a lot of laws and is a staged media event. But sure to screw his re-election odd up big time.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/04/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Going to have to have a gummint employee on premises at every business to enforce this. Oh, wait...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Why does anyone listen to De Blasio? He has ruined NYC. Resist.
Posted by: || 08/04/2021 9:54 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: Titus the Tiny6941 || 08/04/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Since they are all fine with vaccine passports, they are good with Voter ID cards proving you are an american citizen, updated once a year lest you are purged from the rolls automatically? And with ANY act of voter fraud punishable by death? Deal.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/04/2021 16:02 Comments || Top||

#10  I can't wait for the pretzel writing contest to justify vax passports but no voter ID.... but since the individual name is on the vax doc, isn't that a form of voter ID?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/04/2021 17:35 Comments || Top||

#11  #9, some GOP senator suggested just that. Any state that wants to do vaccine passports has to do voter ID too. Of course, there's no way the dems agree to that, but it's out there for discussion and news mileage.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2021 17:55 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple State Employees in Violation of Law, New York AG Report Finds
The response is here
[NATIONALREVIEW] New York governor Andrew Sonny Cuomo
...Dem dynastic governor of Noo Yawk, the son and heir of the late Mario Cuoma and formerly married to a Kennedy. Acclaimed for his leadership during the COVID epidemic, he managed the nation's highest corpse count while successfully hiding the returns and writing a book praising himself. Among the nation's horniest politicians, he has about a dozen allegations of sexual harrassment and groping against him. Noo Yawk's politix being what they are, he is still hanging tough, waiting to ride it out....
sexually harassed multiple women, among them current and former state employees, in violation of federal and state law, state attorney general Letitia James announced at a presser on Tuesday.The announcement represents the conclusions of a months-long probe by the attorney general’s office into sexual harassment allegations made against the governor. Several women have alleged that the governor inappropriately touched them, although Cuomo has denied wrongdoing.

"Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," James told news hounds. Cuomo and the Executive Chamber cultivated a "toxic" workplace that allowed "harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment."

James added that the probe "is civil in nature and does not have criminal consequences." However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Anne Clark, one of the lead Sherlocks for the probe, said prosecutors may look at the evidence contained in the report and determine whether to press charges.

"All the information is fully documented in the report, and any prosecutors or police departments can look at the evidence and determine if they want to take further action," Clark said.

James’s report, which runs to 165 pages, details a litany of allegations by eleven women against the governor.

Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2021 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would he be guilty of Coumosexual Harassment???
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 08/04/2021 3:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Bankok Billy - go to your room!
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Guilty? No, not if the incident was Counmosentual.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2021 7:07 Comments || Top||

#4  this implies a type of sexual harassment that is in line with the law
Posted by: Retard Strength || 08/04/2021 7:07 Comments || Top||


#6  And why has he not been charged with murder, yet.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 08/04/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#7 

So when will we see the criminal indictment?

Question:
An why is the MEDIA so quiet about this and the Nursing homes?

Answer:
He's a good Liberal
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/04/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Is this going to be much ado about nothing in the end? Smoke but no fire. Makes me wonder what the left is trying to distract us from? 2020 election audits and the phony rigged election?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

#9  they don't have to distract us from election audits. Nothing is ever going to be done about it anyway.
Posted by: Chris || 08/04/2021 11:41 Comments || Top||

#10  A lot of nebulous talk by the DA in her Press Briefing about how they were going to proceed.

Where are the indictments?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/04/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#11  Did he sniff anybody's hair? Was anybody actually injured? No matter. Crucify him. And forget all about the nursing home scandal in which thousands of elderly people died. Bury it deep.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/04/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#12  He's really the ideal spokesman for COVID. Everything about him oozes skeeziness.
Posted by: Grailet Speang1824 || 08/04/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||

#13  If Cuomo said he was changing parties to be a Republican, he'd be in jail in a New York minute with no prospects of getting out.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||


Cuomo refuses to resign, denies allegations in explosive AG report; President Biden and many others demand he resign; did brother Chris draft statement?
The report about the report is here.
[NYPOST] Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo
...Dem dynastic governor of Noo Yawk, the son and heir of the late Mario Cuoma and formerly married to a Kennedy. Acclaimed for his leadership during the COVID epidemic, he managed the nation's highest corpse count while successfully hiding the returns and writing a book praising himself. Among the nation's horniest politicians, he has about a dozen allegations of sexual harrassment and groping against him. Noo Yawk's politix being what they are, he is still hanging tough, waiting to ride it out....
maintained Tuesday that he "never touched anyone inappropriately," pushing back on a bombshell official report that concluded he sexually harassed several women in violation of state and federal law.

Speaking on video without news hounds to ask questions, the governor was adamant in his denial, as he has been since the scandal erupted.

"I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances," he told New Yorkers.

"That is just not who I am," he continued. "And that’s not who I have ever been."

"I welcome the opportunity for a full and fair review before a judge and a jury, because this just did not happen," he further said.

Courtesy of Lord Garth:
Biden calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Resign (post Sexual Harrassment Report)
[CNBC] He should resign," Biden told reporters at the White House.

Asked whether Cuomo should be removed from office if he refuses to resign, Biden said, "I understand the state legislature may decide to impeach, I do not know that for a fact."

Courtesy of Skidmark:
Cuomo sexual harassment report: Flood of Democrats, Republicans call for NY governor to leave office
[FoxNews] Cuomo violated law with sexual harassment, investigation concluded; Albany DA running 'ongoing criminal investigation'

Biden calls on Cuomo to RESIGN in wake of NY AG's report that he sexually harassed 11 women: President ignores Cuomo's protests of innocence and suggests he could be impeached
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Biden's call directly follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she believes the New York Democrat should step down

  • The Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie, said on Tuesday evening that Cuomo has lost the confidence of the Democratic majority and 'can no longer remain in office.' He says he looks to conclude the impeachment investigation 'as quickly as possible'

  • Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow New York senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, called for Cuomo to go

  • Twelve New York representatives - including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, and Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee - all called for him to resign

  • Charlotte Bennett, one of the 11 women to accuse him, said on Tuesday night that he needed to resign and said his press conference was 'a circus' and insulting to her and other accusers


And courtesy of Frank G:
Email Appears to Show CNN's Chris Cuomo Drafted Sexual Harassment Statement for His Brother
[LI] Will CNN stand by Chris Cuomo after this revelation?

New York Attorney General Letitia James’s investigation found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against one former employee.

The report appendix revealed a damning email with CNN’s Chris Cuomo along with Cuomo’s secretary.

It looks like Cuomo helped draft a sexual harassment statement for his brother.


Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2021 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He'll join the (blackface) governor of Virginia in retirement. Heh.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2021 5:24 Comments || Top||


AOC and The Squad celebrate as Biden orders the CDC to begin new 60-DAY moratorium on evictions: President admits move may be challenged in court
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

#1  AssHole - in Chief - Unconstitutional - Thief knows this - Ain't my money - F U America - Your Usurper Basement Prez
Posted by: Choluting Peacock9147 || 08/04/2021 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  No such authority exists per the courts, but who cares. Power by any means necessary.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2021 5:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Corruption, active destruction of the rule of law, and incompetence on stilts.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 08/04/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  More than 15 million people live in households that owe as much as $20 billion to their landlords, according to the Aspen Institute. As of July 5, roughly 3.6 million people in the U.S. said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey.
These are wild-ass guesses. The actual number of renters who can't pay their rent/arrears is unknown as is the number of landlords who are facing foreclosure because (without rent income) they are unable to make their mortgage and real estate tax payments and so face losing their properties altogether to lenders and real estate tax authorities. The actual problem has not even partially been faced by our "Top Men".
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 08/04/2021 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  high crime or misdemeanor
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 08/04/2021 10:45 Comments || Top||

#6  I've seen plenty of evictions during the whole pandemic, evdently there is a way around their moratorium anyway.
Posted by: Chris || 08/04/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#7  The government will take over the properties for tax foreclosures, then the tenants will discover what a real absentee landlord is like. Anyone who lived on base housing, circa 1940s wood, in the 70s, knows that the biggest slum lord in America was the government.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2021 12:40 Comments || Top||

#8  If the CDC can order moratoriums on evictions what CAN'T they order?
Posted by: magpie || 08/04/2021 13:15 Comments || Top||


A Selection of Foolish Stuff in the Infrastructure Bill
[NotTheBee] e.g., $250M for removal of invasive species; $50M to study a mileage based travel tax; studies on hitting deer, Amtrak service to Canada, promoting women to drive trucks, studying limousine safety....
Related courtesy of Skidmark: Infrastructure Bill Includes Pilot Program to Track Your Vehicle Miles
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/04/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Carney: Infrastructure Insanity Introduces ‘Aging Individuals’
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#3 

Think about this the Federal Gov. will charge for the right to travel.

While some will argue we alreay pay a State/Fed Gas Tax now. That tax does not entail reporting who, what when and where you travel so FED's can track you.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/04/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Hillary Clinton backed Democrat beats out the Bernie Sanders and AOC favorite in Ohio House primary race that turned into a inter-party civil war
  • Shontel Brown, backed by Hillary Clinton and Rep. Jim Clyburn, beat a progressive favorite to win a crowded Dem primary in an Ohio House race to replace Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who Biden named as his housing secretary

  • Nina Turner was liberal favorite of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Democrats went to war in primary, which became a battle between moderate and liberal wings of the party

  • Also, Donald Trump's candidate won in Ohio's 15th congressional district

  • Coal lobbyist Mike Carey beat 11 other candidates for GOP nomination, is favored to win the GOP-leaning district

  • Carey was a little known contender until he earned Trump's endorsement

  • Other Republicans in that race had big name GOP backers
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Scary to think ...
but compared to Socialcrats like Bernie, AOC Pelosi and the squad ...

☺ ☺ Some might consider Hillary a Moderate Democrat.☺ ☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/04/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  fyi,

the Brown-Turner contest was in Ohio's 11th district, a Democrat stronghold

the Carey victory was in Ohio's 15th district

Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/04/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  "Establishment" dem is like a "conservative" in Eurineland. It's very relative and very subjective.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||


'I'm back from the dead': Former Illinois governor jailed for corruption after trying to sell Obama's Senate seat sues for right to run for office again
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has announced he is suing his home state for kicking him out of office after his 2008 arrest

  • 'I’m back from the dead,’ Blagojevich told reporters outside a Chicago courthouse

  • Blagojevich, after serving eight years of a 14-year prison sentence, was commuted in February by former President Trump
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He best spill on The One or I don't want to hear it.
Posted by: Raj || 08/04/2021 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Get over it and just admit government has devolved into one big criminal organization. Why shouldn't he run?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2021 5:29 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Because he's incompetent - he got caught.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2021 5:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Rod was a typical Chicago bum, but I've missed Patty these past 8 years.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2021 6:57 Comments || Top||

#5  at least he admits he has no other life skills other than stealing money from taxpayers
Posted by: Retard Strength || 08/04/2021 7:05 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Excellent point RS. His open admission appears to be a bridge too far for the Beltway crowd.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||

#7  ^5. Exactly
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 08/04/2021 7:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Think of all the political scores he has to settle. Him back in office could be a laugh riot.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2021 7:59 Comments || Top||

#9  #3 I believe the Hunter Biden proxy has removed that as an objection.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2021 7:59 Comments || Top||

#10 
Wasn't Rod's Senate Seat to Sell.
Obama had his own $$$$ plans.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 08/04/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#11  #1 He best spill on The One or I don't want to hear it.

Raj, I don't think he wants to get Epsteined.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#12  In the mean time, Valerie Jarrett asks for donations for Obama's birthday party.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 08/04/2021 12:18 Comments || Top||



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