Friday, April 17, 2020

Rubio Offers Pelosi Ice Cream in Exchange for Small Business Funding

Via Billy
Rubio Offers Pelosi Ice Cream in Exchange for Small Business Funding  Nancy Pelosi showing "The Late, Late Show" audience her freezer. (Screen Capture)

Millions of Americans losing their jobs wasn't enough to persuade House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to increase funding for the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), so Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is hoping ice cream will do the trick.

The speaker, whose job was unaffected by the coronavirus, appeared virtually on a late-night television show to flaunt her mansion and personal stockpile of gourmet ice cream. "I like it better than anything else," the speaker mused, in the middle of a viral outbreak that has killed tens of thousands of Americans and left millions unemployed.

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Strassel: Here’s Why the Democrats Keep Moving the Shutdown Goal Posts

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Strassel: Here's Why the Democrats Keep Moving the Shutdown Goal Posts

In mid-March, President Trump announced his 15-day plan to shut down the economy. His administration’s hope was that we could “flatten the curve” and “slow the spread” of COVID-19.

Toward the end of that period, the situation was reassessed and the decision was made to extend the shutdown until the end of April. By now, most cities and regions of the US, including New York State, the epicenter of the pandemic, have managed to achieve this milestone and Americans, currently ending our fifth week of the quarantine, are growing restless.

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel writes, “The goal of the shutdown was never to eradicate the disease—an impossibility absent a vaccine. The lockdown was designed to buy the health sector time, to make sure all the cases didn’t hit at once in a crush that would overwhelm hospitals, à la Italy.”

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Lawsuit: U. of North Texas Prof Fired for Saying ‘Microaggressions’ Are ‘Garbage’

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A professor at the University of North Texas claims in a lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom that he was fired for saying that “microaggressions” are “garbage.” A “microaggression,” in the language of left-wing academia, is a small and often unintentional slight that allegedly contains prejudicial judgments.

According to a report by The College Fix, Professor Nathaniel Hiers of the University of North Texas claims in a lawsuit that he was fired from his position as a full-time math professor over his criticism of the concept of “microaggressions.”

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Candace Owens on the CCP Virus


April 17,2020:US Deploys 70 Warship Carrying F 35 Fighter Jets to South China Sea

Via Brother-In-Law 'Corner Car' Larry Bach

“The Massachusetts Idea”

 Prince of Carpetbaggers: Daniels, Jonathan

On September 22, 1864, the Illinois State Register reported “A new feature . . . We noted the sale of three likely able-bodied men yesterday – color not stated, as it is immaterial to Uncle Abe – at $400, $450 and $600 respectively . . . They were bought to fill a Woodford County order.” Only three days later the paper wrote “the demand for substitutes seems to be on the increase. Yesterday their par value averaged $700 to $900. About a dozen, most of them Negroes, were picked up and are already in the service of Father Abraham.”  

 Milton S. Littlefield was a prewar Republican organizer in Illinois, and was later sent by Lincoln to fervent abolitionist Gen. David Hunter in South Carolina as “an agent and symbol of altering Presidential idea about the Negro and the war.” Littlefield was notorious for shaving enlistment bounties into his own pocket, and in the postwar was renowned for his railroad bond frauds in North Carolina.

The Massachusetts Idea”

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Southern Rock for the Apocalypse, Part II

A list compiled by Brion McClanahan, Tom Daniel, and Jeff Rogers

Blood in the Water – The Jompson Brothers

Before Chris Stapleton became Grammy Award winner Chris Stapleton, he was a singer/songwriter from Kentucky who wrote several hits for other musicians and kicked around Nashville as a part of other bands, including the bluegrass outfit The Steeldrivers, a nod to his family roots as Kentucky coal miners. He formed the Southern rock band the Jompson Brothers after leaving the Steeldrivers in 2010. They released one album, briefly opened for the Zac Brown Band, and hit the dive bar honkytonk juke joint circuit with minimal commercial success. But all was not lost. Stapleton snuck in a few Jompson Brothers tunes on his most recent albums, and his current bass player was also part of the Jompson Brothers lineup. This song highlights the hard groovy Southern sound they did so well.

 Mud – Whiskey Myers

Texas has become the heart of the modern Southern rock sound, and Whisky Myers is at the forefront. Their second album, Mud, has all the elements, from homespun lyrics to a “muddy” musical ambiance. Whiskey Myers are often labeled “country rock,” but that is the modern method of classifying anything as Southern lest it be called “racist.” This song has a reverence for history, place, and people, and is a full expression of Southern distrust of banks and Northern money. “Ain’t no love for a poor dirt farmer, a genuine son of the South,” and “We’re just some good old country folk, tryin’ to weather the storm, but how we gonna pay when the interest rate just got higher than the corn.”

Under Siege

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20,000 Small Business Survival Loans Go Unprocessed on Thursday After Pelosi and Democrats BLOCK FUNDING to American Workers

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Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi is at home in her San Francisco mansion during the California lockdown doing appearances on late night television while American workers and business owners go broke.

As of Thursday Speaker Pelosi would not approve more funding for small business.

Last week, Democrats blocked the $250 billion replenishment of the Paycheck Protection Program prompting Pelosi to partake in a parade praising partisan Democrats for blocking the program.

Gov. Whitmer Says Protests Could Cause Stay-At-Home Orders to Be Extended & Trump Appears to Back Protests Against Stay-At-Home Orders

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) says the Michigan protesters pushing back against the state’s stay-at-home orders may be the reason why people are indoors longer.

Whitmer discussed the ordeal during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow where she admitted her greatest concern, at the moment, is a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

The Michigan governor is concerned about the consequences of reopening prematurely which could lead to a deadlier second wave of the coronavirus.

More @ IJR


Trump Appears to Back Protests Against Stay-At-Home Orders

Sebastian Gorka: Greatest Threat from Coronavirus Is Democrat Push for Mail-in-Voting

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In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when …

The greatest threat the coronavirus outbreak poses to America is the Democrat push for nationalized “mail-in-voting” and “ballot harvesting,” determined Sebastian Gorka, host of the America First radio show, former deputy assistant to President Trump, and author of The War for America’s Soul: Donald Trump, the Left’s Assault on America, and How We Take Back Our Country.

Gorka joined Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

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State Senate Votes To Override Democrat Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order

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Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf speaks during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2015 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill that overrode Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s lockdown, or stay-at-home order, instead allowing all businesses to open back up within the federal parameters.

Senate Bill 613, reports The Hill, “would require the governor’s office to align with federal guidelines in determining which businesses will be allowed to reopen during the pandemic, allowing all those that can safely operate with mitigation strategies under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidelines.”

The Republican-backed legislation passed in the State Senate 29-21.

The Pandemic Dictatorship

 Dr. Dan Eichenbaum - Autumn PATCON 2012
Dr. Dan Eichenbaum - Autumn NC PATCON 2012  

All of us are afraid of death.  Even those who have faith and believe in an afterlife of Heaven and Hell, fear the end of their own lives, at least to some degree.  When faced directly with our own mortality and after going through the well-publicized five phases of grief, most fantasize about and possibly even do some pretty strange and irrational things.  We could call that a type of temporary insanity, a momentary lapse of reason. 

There are members of our society, however, that routinely exhibit a total inability to assess facts and reach logical decisions, which is an integral part of their psychological nature.  In fact, that pathology forces them to support concepts based on illogical emotion rather than the constitutional principles that protect individual freedoms.  Since we have come to expect that type of thinking from some, we should not be surprised that the solutions they desire are unworkable, irresponsible, arrogant, and designed to further their elitist agenda to control the lives of others.

"400HP Jukebox on Wheels"

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Texas Fiancée, 65, Shoots & Kills 19-Year-Old Home Intruder


Last week, a 65-year-old woman saved her fiancée’s life when she shot and killed an intruder in their rural Texas home.

After midnight last Saturday morning, Curtis Roys awoke to a loud banging on the back porch. His home is located outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gilespie County. Fredericksburg is about 80 miles north of San Antonio.

The 73-year-old Roys went to investigate and was confronted by a young man who pushed Roys into the house through the patio and began beating him with a blunt object. The intruder then got Roys into a chokehold, the Gilespie County Sheriff’s Office reported.

About this time, Roys’s fiancée, Melody Lumpkin, came to check on her husband-to-be. She shouted for the intruder to let Roys go but he didn’t respond.

More @ Guns America