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Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 9 shot dead, 27 wounded

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:00

But it’s a church full of defenseless congregants that Chicago’s tyrannical Mayor Lori Lightfoot chooses to crackdown on. Make the Democrats, remember in November, America!

Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 9 shot dead, 27 wounded

The weekend’s victims include a 16-year-old boy killed Saturday in Washington Park and a man fatally shot in a Lawndale attack that injured three others.

By The Chicago Sun Times, May 25, 2020

Nine people are dead and 36 others wounded so far in weekend shootings in Chicago — the deadliest Memorial Day weekend the city’s seen in years.

It’s the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded.

Despite the state’s stay-at-home order, the weekend’s death toll has already surpassed last Memorial Day weekend, when seven people were killed and 34 others were injured. In 2018, seven people died and 30 others were wounded. In 2017, six people were killed and 44 others were wounded. In 2016, six people were killed and 56 wounded.

At the beginning of Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of summer — Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced opening a Summer Operations Center to centralize police resources in an effort to tamp down on summer gun violence.

The Sun-Times tally defines the Memorial Day weekend as beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and lasting until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The most recent fatal shooting was Sunday afternoon in Rosemoor on the South Side. About 3:05 p.m., a male was in a vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of East 103rd Street when someone walked up and fired shots, Chicago police said. He was shot in the face and chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier Sunday morning, a man was killed in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

About 7:45 a.m., a ShotSpotter notification alerted police of the shooting in the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue, police said. Officers found the man, 21, with a gunshot wound to his head and notified Chicago firefighters. Dariontae Adams was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 45-year-old man was killed several hours before that in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

He was standing on the sidewalk at 3:52 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Ingleside Avenue when someone fired shots from a black SUV, according to police. He was hit in the left side and later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Another man was killed late Saturday night in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

The 28-year-old man was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head at 11:08 p.m. in the 3400 block of West North Avenue, police said. Two males were seen running from the scene. The man who was shot, identified as Alejandro Castro of Humboldt Park, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.

About an hour before that, a teenage boy was shot to death in Washington Park on the South Side.

Someone approached 16-year-old Darnell Fisher about 10:05 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue and shot him in the chest and arm, authorities said. The boy was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead. He lived in Washington Park.

A person thought to be the shooter was taken into custody blocks away in the 5900 block of South Prairie after leading officers on a chase, police said. A weapon was recovered. That person was later released without being charged.

Several hours before that, another man was found shot to death in Longwood Manor on the South Side.

Keith Moore, 32, was discovered in a home about 7:46 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 97th Place with a gunshot wound to the armpit, authorities said. Moore, who lived in Bronzeville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier that evening, a man was killed and three others were wounded in Lawndale on the West Side.

About 6:25 p.m., a group of people was outside a home in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone in a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, authorities said. Antonio Gasaway, 35, was struck in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man, 23, was shot in the arm, police said, while a 26-year-old man was struck in the leg. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition. A fourth man, 43, was grazed on the arm and refused medical attention.

Saturday morning, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in Englewood on the South Side.

He was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his abdomen at 6:05 a.m. at a home in the 5900 block of South Justine Street, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Jamal Daveny of Bronzeville.

A man was found shot to death in the weekend’s first homicide Friday night in Englewood.

Tobias McNeal, 41, was discovered lying on the sidewalk about 11:26 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Paulina Street with gunshot wounds throughout his body, authorities said. McNeal, who lived in the same neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

 

Fear Pornographer FAUCI WRONG AGAIN: “Mysterious Inflammatory Condition” in Children Is Typical Every Year in 13 of 100,000 Children in Study

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:00

Every week it some new fear meme. “Two more weeks!” “Flatten the curve.” “No masks!” “Masks!” “Millions dead!” This is the greatest political hoax in history – all to steal an election.

Another Dr. Fauci Lie Debunked – “Mysterious Inflammatory Condition” in Children Is Typical Every Year in 13 of 100,000 Children in Study

By Jim Hoft, May 23, 2020:

It should be clear at this point that NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci has been completely inaccurate with his predictions and extremely dangerous.

This one man was able to crush the greatest economy in world history — something our foreign enemies would envy.

This one man was able to crush the greatest economy in world history — something our foreign enemies would envy.

Dr. Fauci made several mistakes during this pandemic the greatest being his lockdown plan and destruction of the US economy.
Dr. Fauci was promoting a garbage “scientific” model that predicted over 2 million US deaths — a completely nonsensical number based on the realities at the time.

Fauci’s most recent panic porn involves a rare inflammatory condition in children that is associated with respiratory infections. This uncommon condition is not unfamiliar to doctors who treat children with respiratory infections. But it does make good headlines for the fake news media during a pandemic.

Dr. Fauci is using the  flawed argument to keep schools closed in America.
Several European countries started sending children back to school this past month.

Dr. Fauci has done enough damage. If he worked in the private sector he would have been fired a long time ago.

Dr. Andrew Bostom reported on this rare inflammatory condition in children earlier this month.

Via AndrewBostom.com

Senator Paul’s limited time for discussion precluded mention of data repeatedly demonstrating–from AustraliaThe NetherlandsSwitzerland, and France—that children, certainly those below 10-years old, are less likely to contract covid-19, and dramatically less prone to transmit the disease to others. Indeed, the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (4/11/20) described a covid-19 infected 9-year old child, contact traced as part of a cluster of cases in the French Alps, who did not transmit the virus to 112 contacts at schools, or a ski class. “However” as the report noted,  “the high proportion of picornavirus and influenza infections among his contacts at the schools indicated transmission of those viruses within those settings.”

Although Dr. Fauci’s response to Sen. Paul closed with a grudging and passing concession to “the numbers” in children, his initial comments riveted upon what has been aptly characterized as pediatric panic porn(ography).

Right now children [are] presenting with covid-16 (sic), covid-19, who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome very similar to Kawasaki’s Syndrome [Disease]. I think we better be careful that we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune to the deleterious effects. So again, I think you’re right in the numbers that children, in general, do much, much better than adults and the elderly…That’s why I am very reserved in making broad predictions.

Thus, even after Sen. Paul resoundingly debunked Fauci’s opening presentation alarmism, the NIAID Director had the temerity to raise the specter of “Kawasaki Syndrome” in children with covid-19, completely de-contextualizing this uncommon, and generally transient inflammatory condition’s well-established association to all manner of respiratory infections each yearincluding otherwise rather benign human coronaviruses that cause 15-30% of common colds! For example, a 2016 study published in one of the pre-eminent childhood illness journals, Pediatrics, found that 42% of 192 children admitted with Kawasaki Syndrome had a detectable respiratory infection, 7/192, or 3.6%, testing positive for one of three cold-causing human coronaviruses. Finally, a refreshingly sober 5/9/20 perspective on the ginned up covid19-Kawasaki Disease hysteria Dr. Fauci was content to fan, based upon review of 100 purported “cases,” concluded the syndrome was “rare, “children seem to improve rapidly,” “and children are probably still spared from most morbidities and mortality linked to COVID-19 infection.

Contra the prevailing hard left-dominated “mainstream” media caricature, President Trump weighed in (during a 5/14/20 interview with Maria Bartiromo) thoughtfully, if firmly, on the matter of school re-opening, and rejected Dr. Fauci’s opinion:

[~2:37-3:01Young people are very little affected by this (covid-19). We have to get the schools open…I totally disagree with him (Fauci) on schools.

Acknowledging the lethal havoc covid-19 had wrought upon the vulnerable elderly, “the elderly have been decimated,” the President added this reasonable caveat:

[~14;35-15:05Open the schools. But if a teacher is 65 or older, especially if they have diabetes, if they have a bad heart, if they have a (medical) problem, we say relax for a longer period of time. But if you look, there’s been very little damage done to people that are healthy and young, and frankly medium age people.

Poisoned with their own deranged hatred of POTUS Trump, which renders them impenetrable by fact, “mainstream” media sneered its collective disapproval of his remarks (examples hereherehere).

Notwithstanding Dr. Fauci’s factually-challenged covid-19 pediatric panic stoking, reflexively amplified by the media chorus of apocalyptic covid-19 brayers, school re-openings are burgeoning across Europe (including DenmarkFranceThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandGreeceCroatiaSerbia; and Slovenia), Australia—and Montana, here in the U.S…

…Americans, instead, must disregard Fauci’s covid-19 pediatric panic porn, and demand that U.S. schools be re-opened selectively, now, and full re-opened by late summer.

Read the entire report here.

The Kawasaki condition is something that is  a “common” pediatric presentation.  It shows up in 13 in a 100,000 kids in [Canada] in any given year.
It has been around prior to the existence of C-19.

Dr. Fauci is once again creating panic porn to scare American parents.

This should be enough to get this man fired.
It it totally irresponsible.

And the fact that the liberal media has been running with this panic porn is just the latest example of why they can NEVER be trusted.

Sweden: Muslim migrant beheads 17-year-old girlfriend after she breaks up with him

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:00

No headlines or opeds for Wilma. No second guessing or policy reevaluation. It’s a religion of peace no matter how many heads roll.

Sweden: Muslim migrant beheads 17-year-old girlfriend after she breaks up with him

A culture of violence, the foundational text of which commands men to beat women from whom they “fear disobedience” (Qur’an 4:34), is going to give rise to this sort of thing, just as that same foundational text’s calls for violence against unbelievers (2:191, 4:89, 9:5, 9:29, 47:4, etc.) are going to give rise to jihad violence.

This is the new Sweden. Celebrate diversity!

“Girl, 17, ‘beheaded by ex-boyfriend who wrapped her head in aluminium foil,’” by Lorraine King, Mirror, May 18, 2020:

A teenage girl was beheaded by her ex-boyfriend when she returned to his flat to collect her belongings after she broke up with him, it has been claimed.

Wilma Andersson, 17, disappeared on November 14 last year before police found a ‘body part’ a fortnight later which turned out to be her head.

Her ex-boyfriend Tishko Ahmed Shabaz was arrested and has now been charged with her murder in a case that has shocked Sweden because it is deemed as one of the safest countries in the world, Expressen reports.

The rest of Wilma’s body has yet to be found.

Police claim the 23-year-old decapitated Wilma before wrapping her head in foil and hiding it at his home.

Hundreds of volunteers had joined the search for Wilma after she was reported missing in Uddevalla three days after she was last seen.

Her head was found on November 28 bringing the missing person search to an end and the launch of a murder investigation.

Shabaz had already been arrested when the grim discovery was made and has been in custody ever since.

Court papers claim Wilma died on November 14, the day she went missing, and alleges her ex-boyfriend cut up her body.

Police say they found blood on the floor of his flat and ‘traces of Wilma’ on a large kitchen knife.

A unnamed police chief said: “The suspect has retained a body part for an unknown reason and got rid of the rest of the body.”

Prosecutors claim Wilma was subjected to ‘repeated violence’ during her death….

Shabaz, who is claimed to have been born in Iraq before becoming a Swedish citizen in 2014, denies all the allegations, telling investigators: “You forget that this is a girl that I have loved and that I have lived my life perfectly.”…

Muslim father burns daughter for becoming Christian

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:42

A young muslim woman named Rehema Kyomuhendo accompanied her father on a business trip in Uganda.

They stayed at her paternal aunt’s house in Mbale region where she started listening to Christian programming aired on an FM radio station.

Rehema then reached out to one of her father’s business friends, who is Roman Catholic.

Rehema explained to Morning Star News the following about how she converted to Christianity:

“[My father’s friend] explained to me about Christ and the way of salvation, and I got convicted and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

As she was sharing Christ with me, I was so overjoyed, and my father heard my joy and woke up, came from his bedroom furiously and started beating me up with blows, slaps and kicks.”

Rehema goes on to say: “my father was angry and shouted at his 45-year-old sister who was sleeping in another room, stating that he was going to kill me because I converted to Christianity.”

The father eventually started burning his daughter until Rehema was shielded by her aunt, who carried her out of the house with the help of a Christian neighbor.

Rehema was taken to ER a Mbale Regional hospital where she received immediate treatment. She is expected to remain at the hospital for more than a month due to the serious burns on her legs, stomach, ribs, neck and back.

Additionally, Rehema and the neighbor have not reported the father’s assault to the police for fear that he might try to kill her.

This incident has become more and more common in the small East African country of Uganda, where Muslims make up only 12 percent of the population, but represents the majority of intolerant and violent cases.

The constitution and other laws provide religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Despite this, in Muslim majority communities, it is a serious offense to convert or preach the Christian faith.

Why it matters

Muslims in Uganda are doing today what Muslims have always done. For over a thousand years, they slowly and surely nibble, advance, and conquer lands, many of whom were predominantly Christian.

Now, Islam rules on more than 50 countries, and is in the process of replacing the European people, under their passive and consenting eyes.

This is undoubtedly a form of terrorism in the primary sense of the word: actions designed to terrorize people for political ends.

 

Church opens its doors for Muslim prayers in Germany

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:00

What next? Are they going to slit their own throats?

Germany: Church opens its doors for Muslim prayers

“Even the church’s pastor took part in the service. ‘I gave a speech in German,’ said Monika Matthias. ‘And during prayer, I could only say yes, yes, yes, because we have the same concerns and we want to learn from you. And it is beautiful to feel that way about each other.’”

Did the Muslims actually say that they wanted to learn from the Christians? Or is Monika Matthias just assuming that her feelings are reciprocated? Given the supremacist contempt that the Qur’an inculcates for Christians, whom it terms “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6), it is unlikely in the extreme that it is reciprocated. But anyone who notes that will be dismissed as “Islamophobic.”

In any case, this is wonderful. When will the imam of the mosque invite the Christians to come to the mosque and pray Christian prayers? Anyway, while we are waiting for that invitation, here are some more lovely and inspiring Qur’an selections that the Muslims at Martha Lutheran Church might have recited:

Qur’an 98:4-6: “Nor did those who were given the Scripture become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion. Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.”

Qur’an 5:14: “And from those who say, ‘We are Christians’ We took their covenant; but they forgot a portion of that of which they were reminded. So We caused among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. And Allah is going to inform them about what they used to do.”

Qur’an 5:17: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, ‘Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?’ And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.”

Qur’an 4:157: “And [for] their saying, ‘Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.’ And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.”

Qur’an 4:171: “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, ‘Three’; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”

Qur’an 5:116: “And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, ‘O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, “Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?”‘ He will say, ‘Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.’”

Qur’an 19:35: “It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.”

Qur’an 9:30-31: “The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the son of Allah’; and the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the son of Allah.’ That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.”

Qur’an 9:29: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”

Ramadan: German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

BBC, May 23, 2020:

A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules.

Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May but worshippers must maintain a distance of 1.5m (5ft).

As a result the Dar Assalam mosque in the city’s Neukölln district could only hold a fraction of its congregation.

But the Martha Lutheran church in Kreuzberg offered to help by hosting Friday prayers at the end of Ramadan….

“It is a great sign and it brings joy in Ramadan and joy amid this crisis,” the mosque’s imam told Reuters news agency. “This pandemic has made us a community. Crises bring people get together.”…

Even the church’s pastor took part in the service.

“I gave a speech in German,” said Monika Matthias. “And during prayer, I could only say yes, yes, yes, because we have the same concerns and we want to learn from you. And it is beautiful to feel that way about each other.”

California Doctors Saw ‘A Year’s Worth Of Suicides’ Last Month Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:00

Heartbreaking. Re-open America, Mr. President!

California Doctors Saw ‘A Year’s Worth Of Suicides’ Last Month Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

By Daily Wire, May 24, 2020

Doctors at John Muir Medical Center near San Francisco, California, say they’ve seen more deaths by suicide in the last month than deaths from coronavirus, according to a local ABC affiliate — suicides they say are the direct result of the state’s shelter-in-place order.

“Personally I think it’s time,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, the emergency department head at Jon Muir, told ABC News Bay Area. “I think, originally, [the shelter-in-place order] was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”

He went on to say that the hospital has seen a “year’s worth of suicide attempts” over the course of the last month, as businesses fail, jobs are lost, people become isolated, and access to mental health services is made more difficult by the California lockdown.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

Other hospital officials at John Muir say suicide attempts, made over the past month, were also more likely to end in death, not recovery.

“What I have seen recently, I have never seen before,”one trauma nurse added. “I have never seen so much intentional injury.”

“They intend to die,” she added. “Sometimes, people will make what we call a ‘gesture.’ It’s a cry for help. We’re just seeing something a little different than that right now. It’s upsetting.””

The hospital itself said in a statement that it is largely supportive of the state’s lockdown, which ends on May 31. And, it says, the shelter-in-place order has saved many lives from coronavirus and prevented state hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. But, officials point out, there are downsides and costs to such policies.

The executive director of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, Tom Tamura, does say that individuals prone to suicide attempts during the lockdown have been very receptive to mental health resources — perhaps more so than patients that typically contact the hotline in times of crisis.

Memorial Day – Honor the Fallen, Oppose The Lockdown

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:30

On this Memorial Day we honor and mourn the military personnel, those brave Americans who gave their lives fighting for our freedom, the very freedoms that have been seized from us these past two months. It’s inconceivable that leaving the house would be considered a brave thing to do – but here we are.

Do it. Go pay your respects to those who fought and died.

#HonorThem

A #MemorialDay message from the @ArmyChiefStaff, General James C. McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.#Service #Duty #Sacrifice pic.twitter.com/rImRW3bCdi

— U.S. Army (@USArmy) May 25, 2020

LOVE this. #Hope

Coronavirus: Ocean City boardwalk sees packed crowds as beach reopens https://t.co/NHVq4q4eaI via @usatoday

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) May 24, 2020

It’s time to bring back the NYC speakeasy – underground clubs where normal people can socialize, drink, mambo – far away from the wails, whines and snitchery of the Karen/Neil Nazis.

Videos of patrons drinking INSIDE a Long Island bar emerge https://t.co/6SdLgRyAjG

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) May 25, 2020

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds – and triggers warnings

By: Curt Anderson, Associated Press:

St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

Meanwhile, the White House announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.
This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, shows a view of Avila Beach looking south from the Avila Beach Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif. The beaches in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, California, were fairly packed with tourists during Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing. (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, shows a view of Avila Beach looking south from the Avila Beach Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif. The beaches in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, California, were fairly packed with tourists during Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing. (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP) (Photo: Laura Dickinson, AP)

Sheriff’s deputies and beach patrols tried to make sure people kept their distance from others as they soaked up the rays on the sand and at parks and other recreation sites around the country.

In Port Huron, life showed some semblance of normal: children played on shore and speedboats blasted music as temperatures hit the 70s. There were some indications that things weren’t entirely normal, though. Plastic wrap was taped over water fountains and showers. Benches were covered with “Do Not Cross” tape and amenities like grills, picnic tables, pavilions, playground equipment, restrooms and concession stands were closed. Some beach goers wore face masks.

“We strive to provide a safe environment to our residents so we can continue to keep the parks and beaches open,” said Nancy Winzer, director of Port Huron Parks and Recreation. “We are hoping to have amenities available again as soon as the spread of COVID-19 is no longer an issue.”

The Port Huron Recreation Department opened Lakeside and Lighthouse beaches on Thursday with regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19. The department encouraged patrons to practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet apart. Police frequently passed through the beaches to enforce the rules.

WATCH: Videos show large crowds in multiple areas across the U.S. during Memorial Day weekend, including in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Daytona Beach, Florida, and in New York City. https://t.co/eVHQHWWxOe@NBCNightlyNews

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 25, 2020

“We’re just making sure everybody is staying safe and not doing anything bad,” said police cadet at Lakeside beach, Allison Cole. “Just follow the governor’s orders, keep social distancing, and wear a masks if you can.”

Beach goers said they wanted to take in the sun and relax.

“We just wanted to put our feet in the sand,” said Carla Strong, 52, of Mount Morris.
Things went smoothly at Macomb County beaches on Sunday, reported county Shriff Anthony Wickersham. “No news is good news,” he said. “It’s always good to go out and have a good time but be responsible.”

In Oakland County, a slower pace was the theme on lakes and beaches. “We haven’t had a lot of calls or a lot of complaints …,” said Sgt. Jennifer Harvey.

“It’s been a good weekend.”

Meanwhile, golf courses were in demand.

As of Friday, all the tee-times were taken for Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s five golf courses through Memorial Day, said Sue Wells, manager of park operations.

Wells said the hiking trails weren’t too packed at Red Oaks park in Madison Heights or Orion Oaks park in Orion Township when she visited Sunday. But she saw lots of picnickers at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, despite the play equipment being off limits to limit exposure to because of the virus.

The county hasn’t opened the beach at Independence Oaks yet as it evaluates how to handle social distancing there, Wells said.

In the Tampa area along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the crowds were so big that authorities took the extraordinary step of closing parking lots because they were full.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Sends Armed Police To Shut Down Black Baptist Church

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:00

Terrible. The shutdown occurred right in the middle of a sermon. Mayor Lightfoot should be using her police department to fight the violent crime plaguing Chicago, instead of terrorizing defenseless congregants in a church. The pastor is rightfully calling on the DOJ and President Trump for help. The American people must put a stop to this tyranny, by voting the Democrats out of office in November. There is no other choice. #Blexit! #GOP2020!

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Sends Armed Police To Shut Down Black Baptist Church

By Godfather Politics, May 24, 2020

Pastor Lewis said Christian pastors are under attack in Chicago and they need help: “All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics and Walmart,” he told the Todd Starnes Show.

Courtney Lewis, the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago, was in the middle of his sermon when he heard loud banging on front doors. It was the police and they were denied entry into the sanctuary according to Todd Starnes.

Chicago mayor sends armed police to shut down black Baptist church. The pastor is calling on the DOJ and @realDonaldTrump for help. https://t.co/AlRh3evgvT pic.twitter.com/W5uOVAeBGg

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 24, 2020

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had dispatched three squad cars and two unmarked cars filled with armed officers. A representative from the mayor’s office was also present.

Pastor Lewis said the intent was to shut down their Sunday services. It was “like the Soviet-style KGB,” he said.

“The only thing she hasn’t done yet is beat the doors down and arrest our members,” the pastor said.

Pastor Lewis tells the Todd Starnes Radio Show that the men of the church were instructed not to open the doors during the services — per protocol.

“Thankfully our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” the pastor said.

A church usher, who is typically positioned outside the building during the services, saw the mayor’s goon force attempt to enter the building and began taking photographs.

Even more disturbing, an individual in an unmarked car with tinted windows was seen filming and photographing church members as they arrived to worship Jesus Christ.

“The mayor wants to educate everyone into compliance – which means intimidate,” the pastor said.

Rev. Lewis wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney John Lausch pleading for help and protection against the city’s Democrat mayor and her jackbooted thugs. More

 

 

UN coronavirus aid going to “Palestinian” terror-linked groups

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 13:00

The UN is the world’s leading financier of Palestinian terrorism. President Trump rightfully defunded the UN organizations that were financing Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians in 2018. However, if Joe Biden is elected POTUS than your tax dollars will once again flow directly into the coffers of the UN organizations that finance Palestinian jihad against Israel. #Trump2020!

International funding that was supposed to help Palestinians fight #coronavirus is going to terror-linked organizations, according to a new report by NGO Monitor. This blood money is being used to sponsor terrorist activities against innocent civilians. This must be investigated! pic.twitter.com/xmrPqEqndK

— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) May 24, 2020

UN coronavirus aid going to Palestinian terror-linked groups

Some of the countries that contributed to the COVID-19 emergency response plan were Canada, the EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Norway, Sweden, Spain and the UK.

By Jerusalem Post, May 23, 2020

Millions of dollars of international funding for the Palestinians’ coronavirus emergency response, coordinated by the World Health Organization and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have gone to organizations with links to terrorism, a new report by NGO Monitor found.

The research institution focused on the funding of non-governmental organizations found that several of the groups funded by OCHA and the WHO are tied to the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Israel, the EU, US and Canada, and had staff members arrested and indicted late last year for the murder of 17-year-old Israeli Rina Schnerb.

Among OCHA’s NGO partners with ties to the PFLP are the Health Work Committees (HWC), Union of Health Work Committees (UHWC), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), and Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).

HWC’s Financial and Administration Director Waleed Hanatsheh bankrolled the PFLP that murdered Schnerb, and is currently standing trial for the murder, as is Samer Arbid, UAWC’s financial director. UHWC was identified by USAID as “the PFLP’s health organization.”

The NGO Monitor report also pointed out that OCHA stated that the aid money was meant to “respond to the public health needs and immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,” but many of the activities funded do not appear to be vital or lifesaving. Rather, anti-Israel advocacy ventures were relabeled COVID-19 without substantive contributions to humanitarian aid.

 

President Trump DESTROYS Jeff Sessions in Twitter Exchange, Endorses Tuberville for Senate in Alabama

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:00

The worst mistake that President Trump made was appointing Jeff Sessions attorney general. The idiot who recused himself from the “Russia collusion” investigation, and then gifted it to the Trump-hating deep state. If Jeff Sessions did not want to handle these type of investigations, he should have told President Trump in advance. That way Trump could have appointed someone else to be his attorney general. Jeff Sessions’ malfeasance almost cost President Trump his presidency, and maybe even his life. As such, Sessions does not deserve one vote from the people of the great state of Alabama.

Trump DESTROYS Sessions in Twitter Exchange, Endorses Tuberville for Senate in Alabama

By DC Patriot, May 24, 2020

Jeff Sessions is running for his old Senate seat in the great state of Alabama. It should surprise no one that President Trump wants nothing to do with his former Attorney General after he let the President down on multiple occasions.

In a fiery exchange on Twitter, the President hammered sessions for his lack of a backbone and loyalty.

3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda! https://t.co/pCi7jftce2 https://t.co/sAn1VbxNwc

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020

Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country. Perhaps you’ve forgotten. They trusted me when I stepped out and put that trust on the line for you. -Jeff Sessions

.@realDonaldTrump: Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country. Perhaps you’ve forgotten. They trusted me when I stepped out and put that trust on the line for you.

— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) May 23, 2020

Trump’s rebuttal was brutal.

Jeff, you had your chance & you blew it. Recused yourself ON DAY ONE (you never told me of a problem), and ran for the hills. You had no courage, & ruined many lives. The dirty cops, & others, got caught by better & stronger people than you. Hopefully this slime will pay a big price. You should drop out of the race & pray that super liberal @DougJones, a weak & pathetic puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi & Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, gets beaten badly. He voted for impeachment based on “ZERO”. Disgraced Alabama. Coach @TTuberville will be a GREAT Senator!

 

Jeff, you had your chance & you blew it. Recused yourself ON DAY ONE (you never told me of a problem), and ran for the hills. You had no courage, & ruined many lives. The dirty cops, & others, got caught by better & stronger people than you. Hopefully this slime will pay a big… https://t.co/AJPUBTPCnT

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2020

Tommy Tuberville had no problem piling on Sessions weakness.

It is time to put an end to @JeffSessions public service. @realdonaldtrump cannot trust him, and we know super liberal @DougJones is not what Alabama needs. Help me put an end to this at http://FireSessionsAgain.com#FireSessionsAgain#MAGA

 

Trump Campaign Releases Devastating Ads Hitting Biden’s Black Record; Launches New Website, Merchandise Hitting Biden’s Racist ‘You Ain’t Black’ Remark

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 20:00

 Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans and POW/MIA at the White House May 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted the event to honor America’s veterans and fallen heroes.

Brilliant. Perhaps for the first time ever a Republican president is attacking the Democrat Party plantation. Only President Trump could pull it off. Keep these ads up, Team Trump! President Trump received just 8 percent of the Black vote in 2016. If President Trump can get that number up to a mere 12-13 percent he will crush Joe Biden in November. #Trump2020!

I HOPE ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL READ AND STUDY THIS. 100% CORRECT. SLEEPY JOE WILL NEVER GET YOU THERE. HE NEVER HAS IN THE PAST. I WILL & HAVE!!! https://t.co/j15DLun4KV

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2020

Joe Biden: Lying, Condescending, Racist.#YouAintBlack pic.twitter.com/ONEBT1fAIg

— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 24, 2020

ICYMI: https://t.co/xiM3DWAI3U

— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) May 24, 2020

Trump Campaign Releases 2 Devastating Ads Hitting Biden’s Black Record; Launches New Website, Merchandise Hitting Biden’s Racist ‘You Ain’t Black’ Remark

By Daily Wire, May 24, 2020

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released multiple digital ads on Friday targeting Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden on his record with the black community after Biden made what were widely deemed to be racist remarks earlier in the day.

In an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Biden said, without being asked a question, “I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

“Mass incarceration has put hundreds of thousands behind bars for minor offenses,” one of the ads states while showing images of blacks in prison. “Joe Biden wrote those laws.”

The ad then cuts to Biden when he was in the U.S. Senate and showed him saying on the Senate floor, “Every major crime bill that has come out of this Congress … has had the name, Joe Biden, on that bill. … We do everything but hang people for jaywalking in this bill.”

The ad then states: “Joe Biden’s policies destroyed millions of black lives. Joe Biden may not remember, but we do.”

WATCH:

Joe Biden has destroyed MILLIONS of Black American lives.

He may not remember. But we do.#YouAintBlack pic.twitter.com/fxJrZQlra8

— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 22, 2020

The Trump campaign immediately announced that they were going on the offensive over Biden’s racist remark with a $1 million digital ad blitz.

The second ad directly hits Biden over the remark that he made on Friday and is filled with images of numerous black Trump supporters that have attended some of Trump’s rallies.

The ad also features a clip from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who ran a failed 2020 presidential campaign, on the debate stage with Biden last year where she said: “It was hurtful. To hear you talk about the reputations of two United States Senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”

Joe Biden thinks he has a right to tell Black Americans if they are Black or not.#YouAintBlack pic.twitter.com/b5QxQPTI2I

— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 22, 2020

The Trump campaign immediately created new merchandise for their online store highlighting Biden’s inflammatory remark, including t-shirts that state: “#YouAintBlack”.

Let’s never forget the arrogance and entitlement that led @JoeBiden to say to Black voters to who don’t support him:#YouAintBlack

Remind Joe that the days of being taken for granted are over.

Show you’re on @TeamTrump and buy your t-shirt today!https://t.co/M3cjCXNNj9

— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) May 22, 2020

The campaign even launched a new website, youaintblack.com, which features the remarks that Biden made on “The Breakfast Club.”

Check out https://t.co/HSQczg2P9K!! We didn’t come to play! #YouAintBlack pic.twitter.com/9q7ovwyYCv

— Black Voices for Trump (@BlackVoices4DJT) May 23, 2020

Potential ‘Massive Wave’ of Cancer from Avoiding Routine Medical Care

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 19:00

Untold death and destruction because the Democrats want absolute power.

Potential ‘Massive Wave’ of Cancer from Avoiding Routine Medical Care

By: Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart, May 24, 2020:

A physician in Sacramento, California, said this week the cancellation of regular medical care during the coronavirus pandemic could yield a “massive wave” of cancer patients in the future.

In an interview with California Public Radio (CapRadio) Tuesday, Dignity Health thoracic surgeon Dr. Costanzo DiPerna said even though Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced in late April that hospitals and healthcare providers could resume some nonemergency medical care, many patients are still not scheduling appointments.

“Many patients are concerned about coming to visit us, to be screened for cancer, to be surveilled for their previous cancers we’ve taken out,” DiPerna explained.

From CapRadio:

What I’m concerned about right now, not just for lung cancer but for all cancers, is are there patients out there that don’t want to come in because they’re afraid of getting COVID-19? And, so, they avoid mammograms, they avoid cat scans, they avoid colonoscopies … Then in two years we’re hit with this massive wave of patients that are all at a later stage of essentially incurable cancers.

In California and many other states, medical visits governors decided are of a “nonemergency” variety have included routine mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and colonoscopies – which often detect cancers at their earliest stages, when they are most treatable.

Similarly, heart valve replacements, angioplasty, and tumor removals have all been delayed because of the orders of many governors as they focused solely on the infections caused by the Chinese coronavirus and associated massive testing and contact tracing expansions.

Hundreds of physicians, led by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), signed a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and the White House Coronavirus Task Force Friday urging the reopening of the nation’s business and schools and warning that delay will show a negative impact on the health of millions of Americans.

The physicians observed:

Our patients have suffered needlessly in pain and physical decline with disease progression because of short-sighted government edicts to stop all non-emergency care that is unrelated to COVID19. Some patients now face inevitable death because the diagnosis and treatments were delayed too long. Too many of our patients have suffered far more from the psychological, physical, and economic effects of the shutdown of communities and businesses than the direct impact of COVID 19 itself.

Mass Exodus from NYC: Young NYers Join The Affluent Bolting The City As Lockdown Drives Professionals Out and Companies Accept Staff Permanently Working From Home

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 18:00

It’s as if Governor killer Cuomo and NYC village idiot Wilhem de Blasio took a machine gun to this city and opened fire. And haven’t stopped firing.

This is all self-inflicted.

Exodus from NYC: The young join the rich in ditching the Big Apple as the coronavirus economic downturn drives professionals out and companies accept staff permanently working from home

  • The coronavirus lockdown has left young New Yorkers reconsidering the city’s high cost of living
  • People who can work remotely are eyeing the suburbs or contemplating moving back home with their parents
  • A recent survey found 69% of people in tech and finance said they would leave New York if they were given the option to work from home permanently
  • Twitter, Facebook and Spotify recently announced they will allow employees to work from home long-term
  • Pat Stedman, 31, a dating and relationship coach, said the pandemic has only sped up his and his wife’s exodus from the city and now plans to work remotely from overseas
  • Many residents have also expressed concerns over whether New York City will successfully bounce back when it finally reopens in the coming months

By Karen Ruiz For Dailymail.com, 23 May 2020

Young people are joining the rich and are fleeing New York for the suburbs after the coronavirus lockdown left many professionals reconsidering city life as companies begin to permanently adopt work-from-home models.

As COVID-19 gripped the country in mid March, residents of New York City’s wealthiest neighborhoods fled to ride out the lockdown at their vacation homes, while many young people hunkered down in the suburbs with their parents.

Some were forced to break their leases and move back to their hometowns because they could no longer afford the city’s exorbitant rent prices after losing their jobs, while others have continued paying for their cramped city apartments while they shelter elsewhere.

The majority intend to return at the end of the lockdown period, but the economic impact of the pandemic as well as the shift to remote working has led some people to ditch the city for good.

Young people are joining the rich and are fleeing New York for the suburbs after the coronavirus lockdown left many professionals reconsidering city life as companies begin to permanently adopt work-from-home models.

As COVID-19 gripped the country in mid March, residents of New York City’s wealthiest neighborhoods fled to ride out the lockdown at their vacation homes, while many young people hunkered down in the suburbs with their parents.

Some were forced to break their leases and move back to their hometowns because they could no longer afford the city’s exorbitant rent prices after losing their jobs, while others have continued paying for their cramped city apartments while they shelter elsewhere.

The majority intend to return at the end of the lockdown period, but the economic impact of the pandemic as well as the shift to remote working has led some people to ditch the city for good.

Among them is Shelby Gutleber, who lost her job as a waitress in the Upper East Side in March and moved to Keansburg, in central New Jersey – a move she described as the best decision she ever made.

Young professionals are leaving New York City and flocking to smaller, less populated areas after the coronavirus pandemic left many to reconsider the city’s high cost of living. Pictured: Pat Stedman, 31, looks out at Manhattan after ending his lease on his Kips Bay apartment

New York City has been converted into a ghost town after the March 15 lockdown with thousands of residents fleeing to the suburbs to shelter. Pictured: A virtually empty Fifth Avenue on May 4

The 26-year-old was living in an apartment in Washington Heights and was finishing her degree in political science at Columbia University when the pandemic struck.

‘I was laid off and I couldn’t get unemployment. I just finally got it about two or three weeks ago. So thinking about paying $1,250 in rent when you’re unemployed is frightening,’ she told DailyMail.com.

‘On top of that my roommate and I didn’t get along so I was basically stuck in my room.’
Coronavirus cases and deaths in small East Coast towns where NYC ‘refugees’ have fled

Martha’s Vineyard, MA – 29 cases

Nantucket, MA – 39 cases

Newport, RI – 212 cases

Suffolk County, NY (The Hamptons) – 43,218 cases / 1,814 deaths

Cape May County, NJ (Ocean City) – 545 cases / 46 deaths

Ocean County, NJ (Jersey Shore) – 8,242 cases / 678 deaths

Monmouth County, NJ (Jersey Shore) – 7,724 cases / 543 deaths

Data as of Saturday, May 23

Facing financial uncertainty and an uncomfortable living situation, Shelby jumped on the opportunity to move back to the suburbs when her brother offered her a spare room in his house in April.

‘It’s been great. This pandemic is horrible in New York City and there is no place to get out.

‘Here I can hike and bike, walk, run, and go to a store without stepping foot on a subway. And no insanely high rent,’ she said.

The college graduate is among the hundreds of thousands of New York City residents who have fled the Big Apple between March 1 and May 1.

As the lockdown entered its third month, a New York Times report last week showed Manhattan’s overall population has fallen by almost 20 percent, with many residents flocking to small east coast towns or popular vacation home destinations.

The data, collected from smartphones, revealed usually-bustling Manhattan neighborhoods such as SoHo, the West Village, Morningside Heights, the Upper East Side, the Financial District, Midtown, Gramercy and Brooklyn Heights, emptied by at least 40 percent.

For New York City office workers, being able to work remotely has made it easier for them to relocate and do their jobs elsewhere during the pandemic.

But as cities begin reopening, a number of companies have announced plans to keep the work from home model for good, raising questions over whether employees will now flee major metropolitan areas for cheaper, and less densely populated regions.

Pat Stedman, a dating and relationship coach, said the health crisis has only helped speed up his and his wife’s exodus from the city which they were considering before the outbreak. The couple is staying in suburban New Jersey until they move overseas Margarita Lyadova (left) a partner manager for an ad tech company in New York City, let go of her Upper East Side apartment to move back home to Minnesota, and is now looking at cheaper markets. Sarah Moebius, 24, (center in brown) said she doesn’t ‘see the point’ in going back to New York City until she’s back at work

For Pat Stedman, 31, a dating and relationship coach, the health crisis has only helped speed up his and his wife’s exodus from the city which they were considering before the outbreak.

The couple ended the lease on their apartment in Kips Bay last week and are now living with Stedman’s parents in South Jersey until they make the move to Poland, where his wife is from.

The pair hope to buy an apartment and start a family overseas, and being able to work remotely has made it all the more convenient.

‘Poland is very family friendly and the cost of living is very low. It’s an opportunity to save a bunch of money,’ Stedman told DailyMail.com.

‘My business is remote, and my wife may be able to do the same with her job.’

‘That said, it’s hard to be in NYC now, all the energy has been sucked out of it. Aside from Central Park, it feels like a prison where everyone is afraid and subdued, not where people go to have fun and make things happen.

‘We spent last weekend there to soak it all up, and we know our time there is done. NYC will recover – it always does – but it’ll be a different NYC after, just like after 9/11 the city changed.’

Earlier this month Twitter announced it will allow some employees to continue working from home on a permanent basis – a concept other tech giants are also weighing up as they prepare for the post-pandemic era.

Music streaming service Spotify followed suit on Friday, telling employees that they can work from home until 2021.

A recent survey conducted by anonymous professionals group Blind, also found 69 per cent of New Yorkers in the tech and finance field would consider relocating if they knew they could work from home permanently.

Eighteen per cent said they would leave the metro area, while 36 per cent said they would move out of the state altogether.

Fifteen per cent said they would leave the country.

The data was collated from responses from more than 4,000 employees at major tech companies including Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Amazon, in Seattle, San Francisco and New York.

Of those respondents, New York had the highest proportion of those eager to flee (37 per cent).

It reinforces the prospect that big cities could become shells of their former selves as office workers transition to working from home permanently, and huge headquarters, that were once an indicator of a company’s success, become an unnecessary expense.

A recent survey conducted by Blind found 69 per cent of New Yorkers in the tech and finance field would consider relocating if they knew they could work from home permanently

U.S. Census Launches Weekly Coronavirus Report: 47% Jobless, 38% Delayed Medical Treatment

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:00

This is just awful. Rest assured that the Democrats are overjoyed. Re-open America, Mr. President!

Related – Whitmer extends stay-at-home order through June 12

U.S. Census Launches Weekly Coronavirus Report: 47% Jobless, 38% Delayed Medical Treatment

By Breitbart, May 24, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau announced this week that each Wednesday it will post online a survey of American households to measure how people are doing during the coronavirus outbreak on a number of issues, including employment, “food security,” and access to health care.

“The survey is intended to provide crucial weekly data to help understand the experiences of American households during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the announcement of the survey said.

The announcement said:

In this initial release, the Household Pulse Survey Interactive Tool provides data for select indicators at national and state levels. National data also are available in table format. We plan subsequent weekly releases through late July, and will include additional estimates for states and the 15 largest metropolitan statistical areas.

For the April 23-May 5 period, invitations to take part in the survey were sent to 1,867,126 households and a total 74,413 responded (63,003 complete interviews and 11,410 partial interviews).

Some of the key findings include:

• Among the population of adults 18 and over, 47 percent either lost employment income or another adult in their household had lost employment income since March 13. Thirty-nine percent of adults expected that they or someone in their household would lose employment income over the next four weeks.

• About ten percent of adults reported that they did not get enough of the food they needed some of the time or often. Another 32 percent report getting enough, but not the kinds of food they needed. On average, households spent $196 a week to buy food at supermarkets, grocery stores, online, and other places to be prepared and eaten at home.

• Adults who responded reported feeling anxious or nervous more than half the days last week or nearly every day 29.7 percent of the time. They reported not being able to stop or control worrying more than half the days last week or nearly every day 22.8 percent of the time.

For measures related to depression, 18.6 percent of adults report feeling down more than half the days or nearly every day last week, and 21.4 percent reported having little interest or pleasure in doing things more than half the days or nearly every day last week.

• 38.7 percent of adults report that over the last four weeks, they delayed getting medical care because of the coronavirus pandemic.

• When asked about the likelihood of being able to pay next month’s rent or mortgage on time, 21.3 precent reported only slight or no confidence in being able to pay next month’s rent or mortgage on time. Another 2.5 percent reported next month’s mortgage is or will be deferred.

• In households with children enrolled in public or private school (K-12), adults spent 13 hours on average on teaching activities during the last seven days.

The Bureau said it partnered with five other federal agencies to develop the Household Pulse Survey, including the Bureau of Labor StatisticsNational Center for Health StatisticsUSDA Economic Research ServiceDepartment for Housing and Urban Development, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

Big Relief: Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas Condemns Jihad Attack There

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 16:00

Not many Americans are aware that there was a jihad attack on American soil last week, but it happened at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas. On Thursday, a 20-year-old Muslim migrant from Syria named Adam Salim Alsahli, according to CNN, “attempted to rush the security gate with a vehicle.” Then, after “security deployed a barrier to stop the vehicle,” Alsahli “exited the vehicle and opened fire…and naval security forces returned fire.” Alsahli was “neutralized.” After his attack, officials “identified various social media accounts, which initial reports indicate are likely associated with the shooter….Online postings by these accounts expressed support for ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).” But you can relax now: the Roman Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi has condemned the attack, so all is well.

Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi announced Thursday: “I condemned the act of terrorism that was perpetrated this morning at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. These acts of violence are heinous, but they will not undermine our resolve to work for peace in our hearts, and our society. Our prayer is with the sailor who was injured this morning.” CNA noted that Mulvey “pledged to be a force for peace in the face of evil.”

Well, that’s a relief. You know that concerned citizens all over the country were on the edge of their seats, wondering whether the Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi was going to applaud or condemn the attack. Now he has come down on the side of the angels, we can all relax and go about our business.

Mulvey’s statement was similar to dozens of condemnations of jihad terror attacks that politicians and other public figures have issued after jihad massacres all over the world in the last few years. It is unclear what moves them to make these statements. Did anyone really think that Michael Mulvey, a Catholic bishop, might be in favor of Adam Alsahli’s jihad attack? Are there people out there who suspected that Michael Mulvey helped Adam Alsahli buy his gun or otherwise prepare for his jihad, and were such suspicions so persistent that the good bishop felt it necessary to clear the air? Does Michael Mulvey think that his condemnation will stop future jihadis from carrying out their attacks, for fear that the local Roman Catholic bishop will condemn them?

If Michael Mulvey is sane, which presumably he is, then he knows that the answer to all those questions is no, and so there was no reason whatsoever for him to issue his condemnation except to signal his virtue. Mission accomplished.

But the bitter irony here is that no matter how thunderous Mulvey’s condemnation was, and no matter how resoundingly it inspired pangs of conscience in jihadis everywhere, and no matter how hard Mulvey tries to be a “force for peace,” he will find himself unable to persuade jihadis to lay down their arms and stop waging war against unbelievers, because those jihadis consider that war a divine command (cf. Qur’an 9:29).

What’s more, the Roman Catholic Church in general is indefatigably committed to Pope Francis’ ridiculous claim that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” That is, the Catholic Church is institutionally committed to ignoring and denying the ideological wellsprings that give rise to attacks such as that of Adam Salim Alsahli. Consequently, no matter how much Mulvey works to be a “force for peace,” he will find himself confronted with jihadis who, in his view, persistently misunderstand their own religion. But he can’t deal with that problem in any realistic manner; to do so would be to deny one of the modern-day Catholic Church’s most cherished newly-minted dogmas, that Islam is a religion of peace.

It is worth noting also that both Adam Alsahli and Mohammed Alshamrani, who attacked another naval air station in Florida in December, were foreign nationals; Alsahli came to the U.S. as a “refugee” and Alshamrani as a foreign student. The Catholic Church strenuously opposes any efforts to reform the programs by which they entered the country.

And so Michael Mulvey might as well go the whole way and have printed a whole pad full of his condemnations of jihad activity, so that all he has to do is fill in blanks for the place and date of the attack. He will find that he will go through such a pad with remarkable speed.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 19 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

Gay swinger’s club is “essential”: Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger’s Club to Operate While Barber Loses License

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 15:00

The inevitable corruption and obscenity from the Democrat party, devoid of ethics, morality and Americanism.

Gretchen Whitmer Allows Gay Swinger’s Club to Operate While Barber Loses License

There is perhaps nothing more confusing than Democrat governors’ orders during the Chinese WuFlu pandemic. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is by far the worst. That was made clear with the news that a gay swinger’s club with “glory holes” is being allowed to operate under her nose in Lansing while she aims her business-killing death ray on 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for giving haircuts.

Gay swinger’s club is essential.

But strangers servicing each other through holes in a basement wall in the state capitol is perfectly fine. I guess group sex is an “essential” activity in the Democrat-run state of Michigan. The underground private club, Club Tabu, has a website that describes what goes on there. (HT: Steve Gruber)

Tabu events are defined as “private party” lifestyle socials. There is no sexual activity permitted except in the privacy of your own accommodations.

Unlike Manke, who is sterilizing everything in his barbershop and wearing a mask to cut hair, Club Tabu has no announcement on their social media about what precautions they are taking, if any, to keep people who are engaging in full body contact with strangers safe. In fact, the only messaging they are giving is that they are open. The website FAQ’s says, “Yes, we are still open; if this website is still up – we are open!!!”

The FAQs also ask if there are “glory holes” (if you’re blissfully ignorant of what these are, don’t Google it) and the response from the website says, “A maze is a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way, and in our case, it is very dark and made with walls that have a few holes in them,” says the club’s website.

A review of their Facebook page is equally disturbing with the last post being the announcement that they opened on May 1. There is no other information about social distancing or precautions taken. They’re just open for business.

In the comments, someone asks them to reconsider as the close proximity of people could lead to more coronavirus deaths. The club’s response? “Data proves different. Additionally, we are a private club and if our members want to visit we will welcome them.” Another commenter asked if the plans to open on May 1 were extended with the governor’s extension to May 28 and the club responded, “We will be opening May 1st!”

The club does appear to be open, with a recent review posted on May 14 by someone who claims to have visited the club in May. PJ Media called the club to verify but received no answer. All signs point to it being in full operation.

Gretchen Whitmer doesn’t care about health

If Gretchen Whitmer can send six officers to serve Karl Manke orders to shut down his business for violating her orders, but she can’t rouse herself to sent the SWAT team into a place that only exists for group sex, I think it’s clear that none of these orders are about public health or the transfer of disease. Where are you more likely to get a disease? At a barbershop or in a sex dungeon?

Don’t go see Grandma, but hookups on Tinder are A-OK!

Our leaders have been giving us incredibly bad advice since this coronavirus pandemic happened including Dr. Fauci himself who insists we all stay in our houses and not see our parents or family members for their own safety while he and the state of New York have given very weird advice about sex and COVID-19. We were told we can’t have lunch with Grandma, but we can have sex with strangers. Seems legit. The New York Post reported:

Toward the end of the taped segment, Fauci was asked: “If you’re swiping on a dating app like Tinder, or Bumble or Grindr, and you match with someone that you think is hot, and you’re just kind of like, ‘Maybe it’s fine if this one stranger comes over.’ What do you say to that person?”

“You know, that’s tough,” replied the befuddled National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director to the curveball. “Because that’s what’s called relative risk.”

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Then he dropped the bombshell. “If you’re willing to take a risk — and you know, everybody has their own tolerance for risks — you could figure out if you want to meet somebody,” said Fauci, who was named a candidate for People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” award.

He added, “If you want to go a little bit more intimate, well, then that’s your choice regarding a risk.”

The state of New York put out an equally bizarre guide to sex during the pandemic, which didn’t seem to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Read at your own risk. “You should avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside your household. If you do have sex with others, have as few partners as possible.”

WATCH Roger Waters sings song calling for annihilation of the Jewish State during Nakba Day event

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 14:00

Insane! Neo-Nazi Roger Waters is one of the most dangerous and disgusting anti-Semites on the planet. He is also virulently anti-American. He needs to be strenuously condemned by all good people.

Roger Waters: ‘From the River to the Sea, we’ll take the land from Israel’

By Israel National News, May 20, 2020

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters calls for ‘taking back the land’ from the river to the sea during online Nakba Day event.

Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters took part in a Nakba Day event last Friday, during which he performed a song seemingly calling for the termination of the State of Israel and its replacement with a Palestinian state.

Waters, 76, a former bassist, rhythm guitarist, and vocalist for the band Pink Floyd, made an appearance at the virtual Nakba Day 2020 event hosted online by the Jewish Voice for Peace and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign this past Friday.

Nakba, meaning “catastrophe” in Arabic, is used to refer to the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 by anti-Israel activists, who mark the anniversary of the Jewish state’s creation with protests and events lamenting Israel’s foundation.

During his appearance Friday on the Nakba Day 2020 event, Waters performed a modified version of the song “We Shall Overcome”.

Calling to “tear down” the “prison walls” of Israel, Waters also seemingly called in the song for the replacement of Israel with a Palestinian state, using a form of the anti-Israel slogan ‘from the river to the sea’, referring to the entire area between the Mediterranean coast and the River Jordan.

“We’ll walk hand in hand and we’ll take back the land, from the Jordan River to the sea,” Waters sang.

Waters also slammed ”the Israel lobby and the Israeli government and the Israeli special whatever they are called” for “trying so hard to destroy the voices of support” for the anti-Israel cause.

The singer called far-left Israeli writer Gideon Levy a “great friend”, and encouraged him to “cheer up”, claiming the Palestinian cause had made ‘great progress’ in recent years.

“This isn’t over by a long-shot, but when it is, you will be on the side that won the argument.”

Waters called American and Israeli leaders “monolithic sociopaths” who “are interested in things other than their fellow human beings.”

 

You Ain’t Black’ and Joe Biden’s 10 Other Acts of Racism

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 13:00

But the mainstream media will not question Joe Biden about his racist past. Just like they won’t question him about Tara Reade’s accusations of sexual assault. Enemy of the people!

Joe Biden may not remember, but we do. pic.twitter.com/3RTRNVKwH3

— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) May 22, 2020

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Biden's a racist and always has been.

“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a JUNGLE, the JUNGLE being a RACIAL JUNGLE with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point,”—Joe Biden 1977https://t.co/STkojDN0cL

— Timothy Tobin (@tatobin2) May 22, 2020

Racist Joe Biden in his own words: “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” pic.twitter.com/xLjWB4iLNM

— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) May 22, 2020

You Ain’t Black’ and Joe Biden’s 10 Other Acts of Racism

By Breitbart, May 22, 2020

Joe Biden committed yet another bizarre outburst of virulent racism on Friday morning when he told black America that if they don’t vote for him in November “then you ain’t black.”

As is usually the case, the 77-year-old looked confused and tired during his virtual interview with Charlamagne tha God, co-host of the Breakfast Club, a popular syndicated radio show.

The entire interview was a disaster. Biden slurred his words, lost his train of thought, and looked frail and more than a little out of it. So it would have been an embarrassment even without the racist outburst.

Good heavens, about ten minutes into the 18-minute interview, while speaking primarily about black prisoners, Biden claimed they “can’t read.” After this comment, a Biden aide tried to shut it down. Biden stubbornly refused, and things only went downhill from there.

Without being asked a question that would solicit such a thing, or any question for that matter, Biden just blurted out: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”

This is Biden saying the quiet part out loud, and this has been the attitude of Democrats going back more than a century to when they launched the Civil War in order to hold on to their slaves. This has been the attitude of  Democrats going back to the segregated South that they created to ensure black Americans could not vote against them.

By the way, as you will see below, Biden has defended Southern segregation and Jim Crow.

So here’s Joe Biden employing a new form of racist intimidation and bullying, the racist trope that unless you vote Democrat you are not really black.

This is no one-off with Biden. His history of racism goes back decades; his belief black people and other minorities are inferior or worthy of ridicule has never been a secret. The corrupt political media will never stop covering up for Biden, not even a credible sexual assault allegation. But this same media are forced to lie to smear President Trump as racist.

But as you will see below, no one has to lie to prove Biden’s a racist.

Here are the worst examples of Biden’s racism and white supremacist beliefs……..

Biden has destroyed MILLIONS of Black American lives

Joe Biden has destroyed MILLIONS of Black American lives.He may not remember. But we do.#YouAintBlack

Posted by Team Trump on Friday, May 22, 2020

 

Saturday Night Cinema: The Trial (1963)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 00:00

Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema classic, the Orson Welles’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece, The Trial,  is dedicated to 3-Star General Michael Flynn.

General Flynn Appeals for an End to a ‘Kafkaesque Nightmare’

The Trial is the best film I have ever made,” Orson Welles told the BBC in a 1962 interview. While that might not be quite true — Welles already had Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Macbeth, Othello, and Touch of Evil on his resume — his free-form adaptation of Franz Kafka’s posthumously published 1925 novel is an extraordinary work that has only been increasing in critical stature since its 1962 release. The absurdist drama now can be seen in a new restoration playing September 1¬–7 as part of a two-movie Film Forum tribute to Jeanne Moreau that also includes Jacques Demy’s Bay of Angels; Moreau passed away on July 31 at the age of eighty-nine. Welles reordered the narrative and changed the ending in telling Kafka’s harrowing tale of Josef K. (Anthony Perkins), a low-level bureaucrat who suddenly finds himself in the midst of a mysterious existential ordeal, under arrest for an unnamed crime and facing an unknown fate. Welles begins the film with Kafka’s “Before the Law” parable, told by the auteur over “pin-screen animation” by Alexander Alexeïeff and Claire Parker. Later, Welles, as Albert Hastler, known as the Advocate, repeats the story to Josef, confirming that Welles the filmmaker is fully in control, serving as judge, jury, and executioner of everything we see and hear — and we indeed hear a lot of Welles, who dubbed the voices for many of the characters himself. At the end of the opening parable, Welles explains, “’Tis been said that the logic of this story is the logic of a dream . . . of a nightmare,” and the camera then focuses in on Josef in bed, where he’s about to be roused and placed under arrest. (more)

Jameson Law Library Movie review: The Trial opens with Joseph K, an everyman character, waking up at home. Two policemen come to his apartment and tell him he is under arrest, but they cannot tell him what he is charged with. They do not take him into custody. He talks to his neighbors, he goes to work, and everyone seems to know he has committed a crime but all have different ideas about what his crime is. The two policemen later return and take him to a courtroom for his trial. Instead of making everything clear, this begins a bizarre journey through a nightmare world of the law gone mad.

Many critics have called this “a masterpiece… the best film ever made about the law.” Orson Welles said in a BBC interview that it was “…the best film I ever made,” and many Orson Welles aficionados agree. However, just as many critics have called it “boring… an agonizing experience.” People have very strong positive or negative reactions to the film without much middle ground. You either love it or hate it. It’s either a masterpiece or a mess. Reactions to the film probably say more about the individual’s psychology than they do about the film itself. As for me, put me on the side of “disturbing masterpiece.”

 

This is not an easy film to watch. There is no straightforward plot. Instead, it is a series of surreal, nightmarish sequences blended together. This is the law as allegory. This is the emotional landscape of someone caught up in the process of the law and not understanding what’s happening. This is the law on steroids in the Twilight Zone.

Team Trump plans $1M ad blitz after Biden’s ‘you ain’t black’ racism

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:31

Great. Joe Biden needs to be attacked for his racist policies and statements. In 2016 President Trump received just 8 percent of the Black vote. All he needs to do is get that number to 12 percent in 2020 to solidify his re-election. #Blexit!

Just to cap off what was, I’m sure, just an awesome day for @JoeBiden, we’ve unveiled our newest website.https://t.co/xjDG85n763

It’s a reminder that Biden thinks he owns the Black vote and that he can dictate what Black people do.#YouAintBlack

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 23, 2020

Team Trump plans $1M ad blitz after Biden’s ‘you ain’t black’ stumble

By Politico, May 23, 2020

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president.

The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It will also air an ad focusing on Biden’s support for the 1994 crime bill which, the spot says, resulted in mass incarceration and “destroyed millions of black lives.”

Biden set off a firestorm Friday morning when he told the program’s co-host, Charlamagne tha God, that “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The former vice president later apologized during a call with black community leaders, saying that “perhaps I was much too cavalier.”

“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted. But nothing could be further for the truth. I’ve never ever done that and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run,” he added.

The Trump reelection effort immediately moved to take advantage of Biden’s remark. The campaign hosted a press call with adviser Katrina Pierson and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, began selling a “#YouAintBlack” t-shirt, and launched a website highlighting Biden’s comments.

Late Friday, the campaign started its advertising blitz. The “You ain’t black” montage is slated to run nationally, while the spot focused on the crime bill will air in swing states. The ads will appear on an array of platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Google.

The Trump campaign has been aggressively courting black voters for months. The president received just 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, though his advisers contend that even a small uptick in African American support could be enough to tilt the balance in swing states. The reelection effort has run ads in black community newspapers and signed leases to open up retail stores in African American neighborhoods.

In February, the campaign spent millions of dollars on a Super Bowl commercial drawing attention to Trump’s work on criminal justice reform. The TV spot told the story of Alice Johnson, a black woman whose lifetime sentence for a nonviolent drug offense was commuted by the president.

 

Joe Biden to Black Trump Supporters: "You Ain't Black"

Joe Biden's racist and dehumanizing remarks about Black Americans proves that he doesn't believe Black men and women are capable of being independent or free thinking. He doesn't deserve the vote of Black Americans.

Posted by Team Trump on Friday, May 22, 2020

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