15 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-27-20

  1. Good. Someone needs to be held responsible for all those needless deaths.

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/26/doj-probes-nursing-home-deaths-in-4-states-including-in-ny/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter

    “DOJ probes nursing home deaths in 4 states — including in NY”

    “The US Justice Department has opened a preliminary inquiry into the coronavirus nursing home policies of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan that it says “may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.”

    The Justice Dept. release says the state “required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients to their vulnerable populations, often without adequate testing.”

    The Justice Dept. particularly honed in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker’s controversial March 25 order that required nursing homes accept recovering COVID-19 residents discharged from hospitals while barring the facilities from screening them for the killer bug.

    The release even quotes from New York’s order which stated: “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to [a nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. [Nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

    Cuomo rescinded the March 25 nursing home order after facing a firestorm of criticism.

    “Protecting the rights of some of society’s most vulnerable members, including elderly nursing home residents, is one of our country’s most important obligations. We must ensure they are adequately cared for with dignity and respect and not unnecessarily put at risk,” said Eric Dreiban, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division.

    State Health Department data says there’s been 6,453 confirmed or presumed nursing home deaths from COVID-19. Critics point out that figure does not include potentially thousands of nursing home residents who contracted the virus and were transported to hospitals and died. An Associated Press analysis found that number could be closer to 11,000.”

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    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-requesting-data-governors-states-issued-covid-19-orders-may-have-resulted

    “Department of Justice Requesting Data From Governors of States that Issued COVID-19 Orders that May Have Resulted in Deaths of Elderly Nursing Home Residents
    Data will help inform whether the Department of Justice will initiate investigations under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) regarding New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan’s response to COVID-19 in public nursing homes

    Today the Justice Department requested COVID-19 data from the governors of states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients to their vulnerable populations, often without adequate testing.

    For example, on March 25, 2020, New York ordered: “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to [a nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. [Nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

    “Protecting the rights of some of society’s most vulnerable members, including elderly nursing home residents, is one of our country’s most important obligations,” said Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband. “We must ensure they are adequately cared for with dignity and respect and not unnecessarily put at risk.”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, New York has the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with 32,592 victims, many of them elderly. New York’s death rate by population is the second highest in the country with 1,680 deaths per million people. New Jersey’s death rate by population is 1,733 deaths per million people – the highest in the nation. In contrast, Texas’s death rate by population is 380 deaths per million people; and Texas has just over 11,000 deaths, though its population is 50 percent larger than New York and has many more recorded cases of COVID-19 – 577,537 cases in Texas versus 430,885 cases in New York. Florida’s COVID-19 death rate is 480 deaths per million; with total deaths of 10,325 and a population slightly larger than New York.

    The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is evaluating whether to initiate investigations under the federal “Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act” (CRIPA), which protects the civil rights of persons in state-run nursing homes, among others. The Civil Rights Division seeks to determine if the state orders requiring admission of COVID-19 patients to nursing homes is responsible for the deaths of nursing home residents.”

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  2. What’s a matter? Joe too senile to do it himself?

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/513743-kamala-harris-will-deliver-counter-to-trumps-convention-speech

    “Kamala Harris will deliver counter to Trump’s convention speech”

    “Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will deliver a speech Thursday to counter President Trump’s remarks at the Republican National Convention formally accepting the GOP presidential nomination.

    Harris, the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, will speak in Washington, D.C., “on President Trump’s failures to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout” and the “Biden-Harris plan to contain COVID-19 and build a different path forward in America,” former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign said in a press release.

    Trump is planning to give his speech Thursday from the White House lawn, and Harris’s remarks will serve as the Democratic Party’s main counter to his appearance.

    Biden and Harris both railed against Trump’s leadership at last week’s Democratic National Convention, a message they’re anticipated to continue heading into the fall.”

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  3. Good news.

    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/white_house_watch_aug26

    “Joe Biden’s lost ground since the close of the Democratic National Convention, and he and President Trump are now running neck-and-neck in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

    The new national telephone and online survey finds Biden with 46% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Trump’s 45%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, while four percent (4%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    A week ago, Biden led by four points – 48% to 44%. “

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  4. Dirt bags.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/08/as-california-burns-looters-target-wildfire-evacuees/

    “As California burns, looters target wildfire evacuees

    5 suspected Santa Cruz Co. looters identified and arrested.”

    “Not only do criminals loot during the fires BLM and Antifa anarchists start, they are now targeting evacuees fleeing California’s historic wildfires.

    Thousands have been driven from their homes by the wildfire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco and authorities say criminals are taking advantage by burglarizing vacant homes.

    Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of looting or planning to loot neighborhoods in Santa Cruz County, Sheriff Jim Hart said Sunday. More are expected as the public reports “a lot of looting going on,” he said.

    At least 100 officers are patrolling evacuation zones and Hart said he’s ordered his deputies to pull over any non-police or non-fire department vehicles.

    “I have no empathy, I have no patience for somebody who’s going to come into our community and steal from people who have been evacuated and victimized and traumatized,” Hart said during a news conference with county District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell.

    In one case, a firefighter’s wallet was stolen.”

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  5. The fraud known as Talcum X needs to be arrested if he does this.

    https://nypost.com/2020/08/26/shaun-king-threatens-to-name-innocent-cops-as-jacob-blake-shooter/

    “BLM activist Shaun King threatens to name innocent cops as Jacob Blake shooter”

    “Accused fraudster Shaun King is threatening to name innocent cops as Jacob Blake’s shooter if the Kenosha Police Department does’t release the identity of the officer who did.

    “If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him,” the anti-police Black Lives Matter activist threatened online.

    “@#$% it. Your protection of his identity is unethical. What’s his name?” King wrote in a message “to the Kenosha Police Department” that he pinned to the top of his Twitter thread.

    The Brooklyn-based King later tweeted the names of two Kenosha officers.

    In one case, he named an officer, saying “people thought he shot Jacob Blake.” In the other, he asked followers to compare photos of a named officer and an unnamed cop on the scene of the shooting.

    “POLICE COULD END THIS RIGHT NOW. They are deliberately protecting the man who shot Jacob. What’s his name?” he wrote.

    King — who found notoriety for numerous outlandish claims in support of the Black Lives Matter movement — has repeatedly praised rioters as well as calling to fully defund the police.

    “I’m not going to call for peace. We’ve tried peace,” he wrote Monday, calling for a “complete dismantling of American policing” while conceding that “mayhem is the consequence.”

    While a handful of followers supported his call to name innocent officers, King was inundated with people attacking him, with some formally complaining to Twitter.”

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  6. Republicans aren’t the only ones who don’t want Dems running the country. 🙂

    The difference is clear. Dems convention was all hate and Orange Man Bad. The R convention is offering hope and a clearly better alternative.

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  7. Even some Dem politicians are starting to have issues with the tactics. They’ve seen the polls, and they know this is helping Trump. 🙂

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  8. Good luck getting a conviction. Looks like clear self defense. The lesson here is don’t jump an armed person when you’re not. He has the right to defend himself, and the rioting thugs are the clear aggressors.

    Here’s what they’re trying to prevent, because the politicians won’t let police do it.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!!!

    He’s clearly trying to flee while being chased by multiple protesters.

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  9. More….

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  11. No jury would convict.

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  12. Even the NY Times gets it.

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  13. Once again, like above, the media for the most part get it wrong.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/08/wi-doj-investigation-updates-knife-found-in-front-drivers-side-floorboard-of-jacob-blake-vehicle/

    “WI DOJ Investigation Updates: Knife Found In Front Driver’s Side Floorboard of Jacob Blake Vehicle

    New video also released of Jacob Blake Police shooting; Kenosha police union asks “for peace and to let the process play out fairly and impartially.”

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    Pffffftttt…. As if…

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  14. I see where N. Pilosi wants Biden to stay in the basement until after the election.
    (That isn’t what she said, but that’s what it amounts to.)

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  15. Don’t believe the leftist narrative.

    Self defense.

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