15 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-28-22

  1. Good news….

    “NY Court Sides With Republicans in Massive Blow to Dems’ Gerrymander”


    “New York’s highest court sided with Republicans on Wednesday in a decision that invalidated Democrats’ redistricting map after finding it was gerrymandered in a “partisan” manner to give advantages to Democrat candidates.

    The new district map was created and passed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature after an independent redistricting commission deadlocked and was unable to reach an agreement on how to draw districts following the 2020 Census.

    After the commission failed to reach an agreement on new congressional lines, “[t]he legislature responded by creating and enacting maps in a nontransparent manner controlled exclusively by the dominant political party,” the New York appeals court concluded. ”

    “As the 4-3 ruling that’s not subject to appeal by Democrats explains:

    …the primary questions before us are whether this failure to follow the prescribed constitutional procedure warrants invalidation of the legislature’s congressional and state senate maps and whether there is record support for the determination of both courts below that the district lines for congressional races were drawn with an unconstitutional partisan intent. We answer both questions in the affirmative and therefore declare the congressional and senate maps void. As a result, judicial oversight is required to facilitate the expeditious creation of constitutionally conforming maps for use in the 2022 election and to safeguard the constitutionally protected right of New Yorkers to a fair election.

    Democrats across the country have been desperately trying to, through redistricting, protect as many of their congressional seats as possible ahead of what are expected to be brutal midterms for President Biden’s party. But the New York appeals court’s decision — combined with the results of Florida’s redistricting process — mean Democrat redistricting gains for the next decade have been essentially wiped out just months before the 2022 election that will determine the balance of power in Congress.”


  2. And bad news…

    Is the so-called “conservative” traitor about to strike again?

    “Is Chief Justice Roberts trying to turn votes to save Roe v Wade?”


    “Writing at the Volokh Conspiracy site today, law professor Josh Blackman expresses some concern that Chief Justice John Roberts might be up to his old tricks again. Specifically, Blackman parses the tea leaves from a Wall Street Journal editorial calling for an end to Roe v Wade (and Casey) and detects possible hints that Roberts is trying to save the decision by winning one of the two newest members over to the liberal side.

    While reading the piece, I had flashbacks to NFIB v. Sebelius and Bostock. In both cases, rumors began to swirl that a conservative Justice was going to vote with the left. And, in both cases, there was a sustained public relations campaign on the right to shore up the wavering Justice. And, in neither case did those efforts work. I wrote about the Obamacare leaks in my first book, Unprecedented, and I wrote about potential leaks in Bostock here.

    He then quotes part of the WSJ editorial which sets up the basic divide on the issue: [emphasis added by Josh Blackman]

    Judging from the Dec. 1 oral argument in Dobbs, the three liberal Justices would bar the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks as a violation of Roe and Casey. Justices Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito are likely votes to sustain the law and overturn both precedents. Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett seemed, in their questioning, to side with the three conservatives…

    But Chief Justice John Roberts tried during the oral argument to find a middle way. He appeared to want to sustain the Mississippi law on grounds that it doesn’t violate Casey’s test of whether there is an “undue burden” on the ability to obtain an abortion…

    The Justices first declare their votes on a case during their private conference after oral argument, but they can change their mind. That’s what the Chief did in the ObamaCare case in 2012, much to the dismay of the other conservatives. He may be trying to turn another Justice now.”


  3. Like all authoritarian communist regimes….


  4. Good job guys. 🙂



  5. Still waiting on that evidence you swore you had Schifty…..



  6. Sucks huh?

    “Southern California orders “unprecedented” water restrictions in Los Angeles area”


    “Since you can never have too many declared states of emergency and the entire COVID thing is falling out of fashion, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California took what’s being described as an “unprecedented step” yesterday. They declared a water shortage emergency covering parts of three counties in the greater Los Angeles area. Water is so scarce now that “outdoor water usage” (watering lawns, washing cars, etc.) will be restricted to only one day a week. The restrictions are not scheduled to begin until June 1st for some reason, though the water shortages are already upon them today. But the reality is that they simply don’t have enough water for the number of people they need to supply and they are beginning to run dry the sources they have depended on for water importation in the past. Perhaps it’s time for the residents of this area to have someone hit them with some “real talk” as the kids these days like to say. (LA Times)

    Southern California officials on Tuesday took the unprecedented step of declaring a water shortage emergency and ordering outdoor usage be restricted to just one day a week for about 6 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.

    The outdoor watering restrictions will take effect June 1 under the decision by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and will apply to areas that depend on water from the drought-ravaged State Water Project.

    “We are seeing conditions unlike anything we have seen before,” said Adel Hagekhalil, the district’s general manager. “We need serious demand reductions.”

    Southern California is going through a drought that is stretching into its third year, but that region never has that much water in the best of times. It’s easy enough to point a finger and blame this on climate change (and they are already doing that very loudly), but almost all areas go through droughts from time to time. That even applies to places that normally see a lot of rainfall. Ever heard of the dust bowl? Of course that was probably also caused by climate change driven by some secret Native American fracking program they never told us about.

    If there is one message that California officials should be delivering to residents of this region, it should begin with five simple words. You live in a desert. Stop and take a look at a satellite image of the southern part of your state. Up to the north and further toward the mountains you can see lots of pleasant green areas and even some forests. But do you see all of those brown areas down around Los Angeles? That’s called sand. If you leave L.A. and drive a little more than 100 miles to the northeast, you will be in a place that is literally named Death Valley.

    Back when the state was still being settled and there weren’t nearly as many people there, the water situation wasn’t that much of an issue. But as the population began to explode, California had to begin the State Water Project in 1960. In some ways, it was very impressive. It was an engineering marvel and a testament to man’s ingenuity. Dozens of dams and reservoirs feed more than 700 miles of canals. But it was all done to feed increasingly massive amounts of water to places where water did not naturally flow. And now you’re burning through everyone else’s water and the rivers are drying up. Because – again – you live in a desert.

    There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. There are people who live in deserts all over the world. The problem is that the people of California have never adapted the lifestyle of actual desert dwellers. They showed up from places further east and wanted their new home to look like their old homes. So they began pumping in water and planting laws made of grass that never grew there naturally. They created huge stretches of farmland growing crops there were imported from wetter climes. All of those lawns and crops and carwashes and residential homes began burning through water like there was an endless supply of it. But the supply did have an end and you’re getting close to it.”


  7. Joe and his policies built this.


    “U.S. GDP fell at a 1.4% pace to start the year as pandemic recovery takes a hit”


    “Gross domestic product in the U.S. declined at a 1.4% pace in the first quarter, below analyst expectations of a 1% gain.

    Declines in fixed investment, defense spending and the record trade imbalance weighed on growth.

    Consumer expenditures rose 2.7%, but that came amid a 7.8% increase in prices.”


    The “experts” blow it again. Are they ever right?


  8. Point out the radicals….



  9. They can’t handle the truth. It turns them into rage monkeys, or toads in Nadler’s case…



  10. The gaslighting never stops with Senile Joe and his admin.


    They don’t, and the media will never call them on it.


  11. Like I said….

    They just carry water for Senile Joe……



  12. Pathetic….


    Clearly…. 🙄


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