12 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-14-22

  1. “Supreme Court Stays OSHA Large Employer Vax Mandate, Upholds CMS Healthworker Mandate

    Split verdict. 6-3 against OSHA mandate, with liberals dissenting. 5-4 in favor of CMS mandate, Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Barrett, dissenting.”

    “(In other words, Roberts and Kavanaugh voted with the liberal bloc on CMS.)”


    The Supreme Court has stayed the OSHA large employer mandate (6-3, Breyer/Sotomayor/Kagan dissenting):


    The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, recently enacted a vaccine mandate for much of the Nation’s work force. The mandate, which employers must enforce, applies to roughly 84 million workers, covering virtually all employers with at least 100 employees. It requires that covered workers receive a COVID–19 vaccine, and it pre-empts contrary state laws. The only exception is for workers who obtain a medical test each week at their own expense and on their own time, and also wear a mask each workday. OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate. Nor has Congress. Indeed, although Congress has enacted significant legislation addressing the COVID–19 pandemic, it has declined to enact any measure similar to what OSHA has promulgated here.

    Many States, businesses, and nonprofit organizations challenged OSHA’s rule in Courts of Appeals across the country. The Fifth Circuit initially entered a stay. But when the cases were consolidated before the Sixth Circuit, that court lifted the stay and allowed OSHA’s rule to take effect. Applicants now seek emergency relief from this Court, arguing that OSHA’s mandate exceeds its statutory authority and is otherwise unlawful. Agreeing that applicants are likely to prevail, we grant their applications and stay the rule.

    The heart of the ruling was that Brandon OSHA did not have the authority:

    Applicants are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the Secretary lacked authority to impose the mandate. Administrative agencies are creatures of statute. They accordingly possess only the authority that Congress has provided. The Secretary has ordered 84 million Americans to either obtain a COVID–19 vaccine or undergo weekly medical testing at their own expense. This is no “everyday exercise of federal power.” In re MCP No. 165, 20 F. 4th, at 272 (Sutton, C. J., dissenting). It is instead a significant encroachment into the lives—and health—of a vast number of employees. “We expect Congress to speak clearly when authorizing an agency to exercise powers of vast economic and political significance.” Alabama Assn. of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Servs., 594 U. S. ___, ___ (2021) (per curiam) (slip op., at 6) (internal quotation marks omitted). There can be little doubt that OSHA’s mandate qualifies as an exercise of such authority.

    The question, then, is whether the Act plainly authorizes the Secretary’s mandate. It does not. The Act empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures. See 29 U. S. C. §655(b) (directing the Secretary to set “occupational safety and health standards” (emphasis added)); §655(c)(1) (authorizing the Secretary to impose emergency temporary standards necessary to protect “employees” from grave danger in the workplace). Confirming the point, the Act’s provisions typically speak to hazards that employees face at work. See, e.g., §§651, 653, 657. And no provision of the Act addresses public health more generally, which falls outside of OSHA’s sphere of expertise.

    The dissent was, as predicted, PEOPLE ARE GONNA DIE!:”


    On the CMS healthcare worker mandate, the Court upheld the mandate (Thomas/Alito/Gorsuch/Barrett dissenting), staying lower court rulings against the mandate:


    The Secretary of Health and Human Services administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which provide health insurance for millions of elderly, disabled, and lowincome Americans. In November 2021, the Secretary announced that, in order to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, participating facilities must ensure that their staff—unless exempt for medical or religious reasons—are vaccinated against COVID–19. 86 Fed. Reg. 61555 (2021). Two District Courts enjoined enforcement of the rule, and the Government now asks us to stay those injunctions. Agreeing that it is entitled to such relief, we grant the applications.

    The majority held the order was withing the government’s authority under statute:”


  2. Cruz gives a history refresher….


    Now about that party switch lie Dems are using as their sorry #$@$@# defense….

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  3. Update on a story from a while back.

    This is who the perverts running the school protected, while he victimized young girls……

    “Loudoun Teen Rapist Covered Up By Schools Placed on Sex Offender Registry for Life”

    “Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me.”


    “The teenage ‘boy in a skirt’ who raped two girls in Loudoun County, Virginia was sentenced this week. He avoided jail but was placed on the sex offender registry. It also came out that there is allegedly a third victim now.

    The judge was horrified by the student’s psych evaluation and said so in court.

    Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:

    BREAKING: Loudoun Rapist Sentenced, Put On Sex Offender Registry For Life

    The 14-year-old boy who raped a ninth-grader in a girls’ bathroom while he wore a skirt and blouse was sentenced on Wednesday to residential treatment, as it emerged that he also allegedly attacked a third girl, and after the judge said his psycho-sexual evaluation was one of the most disturbing she has ever seen.

    The boy, now 15, appeared with his hair in a bun and his ankles in chains, and apologized directly to the two girls that the court found he sexually assaulted in school. His name is being withheld by The Daily Wire due to his age.

    But one of the victims said he would not be rehabilitated until he acknowledged that there was also a third girl he has assaulted. “I hope one day you tell them what you did to that girl,” she said. The judge said a report she reviewed as part of sentencing also noted the existence of a third victim.

    The mother of the first victim said: “These horrific sexual assaults should have never occurred. There were people who could have turned it around years ago.”

    Scott Smith, the father of that victim, told the court “this whole thing caused a huge division in our community … We were accused of lying about this sexual assault for political gain. That didn’t go over well with half of Loudoun County, who didn’t patronize our business” as national media painted him as an ignorant conservative bigot for being angry at a school board meeting.

    But on Wednesday Judge Pamela Brooks said the assaults did occur, saying, “Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me. It scared me for you, it scared me for society.”

    None of this should have happened.”


    This freak should be in jail.

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  4. But no mean tweets!


    Enjoying it yet?


    You know who’s to blame, right?



    At least according to the gaslighting Queen of the Clowns….


    33% of the country are idiots.


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  5. The idiocy continues….



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  6. GrandPa needs a nap.


    Pass the popcorn! 🙂




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  7. Good news. 🙂

    “Pompous perverts, pedophiles, and propagandists don’t sell. Who knew?”

    “Tuning out! Viewership at scandal-plagued CNN plummets by as much as 90% from last year in both overall audience and in advertiser-coveted 25-to-54 demographic”


    “CNN saw a sharp decline in viewership the first week of 2022 with a nearly 90% drop both overall and in the critical demographic coveted by advertisers

    The network averaged just 548,000 viewers during the week of January 3, a precipitous drop to the nearly 2.7 million viewers from the same week in 2021

    CNN in the last year has been plagued by high-profile scandals, most notably the firing of its top-rated prime time star Chris Cuomo

    Critics have slammed network boss Jeff Zucker over the declining ratings, which began in 2021, with some accusing him of ‘protecting perverts and pedophiles'”


  8. Red pilled. 🙂





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  9. Enjoy!

    “Bidenomics cost the average worker nearly two paychecks in 2021”


    “Last year closed out with an annual 7% inflation rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics finally announced Wednesday. That price increase, further fueled by a 0.5% increase in December alone, constitutes the highest inflation rate since 1982 when Paul Volcker had to engage in a recession-inducing interest-rate-hike campaign just to crack down on the catastrophic stagflation of the 70s.

    To put this into more practical terms, the average U.S. worker earns 26 paychecks a year on a biweekly pay schedule. Inflation in 2021 effectively wiped out nearly two of those 26 paychecks. Suffice it to say, the devastation of inflation is not evenly distributed, and as usual, the data demonstrate the damage is regressive.

    Across categories, inflation has disproportionately stung lower-income earners. Whereas the inflation rate of services has held near the 2% benchmark the Fed usually considers normal, the prices of energy, food, and goods have skyrocketed.

    Gas prices are up nearly 50% from this point last year, and electricity is up more than 10%. Food is up 6.3% in no small part due to the price of meats, poultry, fish, and eggs — these are often the healthiest protein options for lower-income households — increasing by nearly twice the overall food rate.

    The Fed’s decadelong zero-interest rate and its radical quantitative easing contributed to this problem. But the ramifications of Joe Biden’s fiscal and regulatory policies are also evident in the numbers.

    Across industries, the worker shortage is partially caused by Boomers choosing to retire early rather than return to an unsteady job market and by parents stuck balancing onerous school coronavirus protocols and closures forced upon them by teachers unions. Through the Environmental Protection Agency, the Biden administration has also instituted a number of regulations, ranging from biofuel mandates to stricter truck emissions standards that have increased costs and exacerbated shortages, especially as it pertains to food.

    Biden also reversed the Trump-era policies in 2019 that allowed us to export more petroleum than we imported for the first time in nearly half a century. Biden nixed the Keystone XL pipeline and suspended a number of oil leases, reminding domestic oil producers they are on the chopping block for his climate agenda. He also suspended sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a victory for an emboldened OPEC-plus. Although his administration has made a recent about-face, urging domestic producers to increase supply, the market remains wary of the regulations his radical advisers will come up with next.

    Sure, the pandemic may play a small part in this, but ask yourself why the food shortages never got this bad in 2020. Ask yourself why oil output was actually higher in 2020 than it was last year.”

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