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Dems See 'Tremendous Opportunity
to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision'
Nate Jackson   
liar-Pelosi’s Bill Gives Millions To Arts And Humanities, But Zilch To This Crucial Mission
{ } ~ House liar-Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing a stimulus bill that calls for millions in additional funding for various, seemingly unrelated  agencies... while providing no funding to Customs and Border Protection or Immigration or Customs Enforcement (ICE). As lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress continue to struggle to pass a relief package intended to help Americans struggling financially with the coronavirus pandemic, liar-Pelosi and House Democrats are pushing their own bill. However, her version is being derided by GOP critics for funding measures that have no relation to the spread of COVID-19. Among the provisions in liar-Pelosi’s bill: $35,000,000 for “operations and maintenance” of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; $36,000,000 for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; and even $7,000,000 for Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Her bill included numerous other unrelated provisions, such as a bailout for the postal service, risk-limiting audits of election results, requirements early and same-day voter registration, and also a requirement for airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions. However, the speaker’s legislation calls for no additional funding for CBP and ICE, despite governments around the world adopting stricter border measures to protect their populations against the virus. In terms of immigration-related measures, liar-Pelosi’s bill does call for $300,000,000 for “Migration and Refugee Assistance.”  Democrats’ behavior is a national disgrace. They are blocking aid for sick people and unemployed workers over liar-Pelosi’s totally unrelated demands,” tweeted House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday. “The country is burning and House Democrats would rather delay passage of direct relief to working families and small business so they can manipulate the way we conduct elections, bail out the postal service, impose greenhouse gas mandates on the airlines, and ensure diversity on corporate boards,” Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, said to the Daily Caller on Monday. The Senate version, on the other hand, appropriates $182,000,000 in additional funding for CBP, and $107,000,000 for ICE.   

Democrat Senators Urge UN Security Council Mandates on Coronavirus Crisis
by Joseph Klein
{  } ~ President Trump is mobilizing an unprecedented all hands-on-deck response to the novel coronavirus 2019. He is using all available instruments of the federal government in order to save American lives... while not destroying the American economy in the process. Meanwhile, several Democrat senators, including Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren of Massachusetts, decided to waste their time writing a letter on March 20th to President Trump urging him to turn to the United Nations Security Council for help. They asked him to introduce a “resolution to declare pandemics a threat to international peace and security, and require action by member nations to address that threat as soon as the Security Council reconvenes.” The coronavirus is a mortal threat to life all over the world. Given its failed record on a host of issues squarely within its jurisdiction, the UN Security Council is totally useless in dealing with this health threat or its ramifications - whenever it decides to reconvene. Yet the senators writing the letter to President Trump stupidly think that the president should look to the Security Council to “establish binding commitments for UN member nations to align their health preparedness frameworks with best international practices.” Do they have China's practices in mind? The resolution, the letter said, “should affirm the responsibility of all UN Member States to protect refugees and asylum seekers, international displaced persons (IDPs), and the food insecure — all of whose circumstances leave them especially vulnerable to pandemics.” Markey, dinky/liar-Warren and their fellow Democrat senators want the Security Council to “mandate a global giving campaign to approved UN aid organizations or host governments whose people or hosted populations are already suffering from acute need.” These senators’ job is to get as much relief as is needed as soon as possible to the American people who are suffering the effects of the virus through no fault of their own. We don’t need any UN resolutions to “establish binding commitments" or to "mandate" another plan for global wealth redistribution to unaccountable entities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that is supposed to be responsible for international public health. It got off to a very bad start dealing with the novel coronavirus 2019 outbreak. Taking at face value information from China, the origin of the outbreak, WHO went along with China’s initial refusal to even admit human to human contamination. WHO delayed declaring the coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern” until January 30 – waiting a full month after the first case of the virus was reported on December 31. An Emergency Committee was convened by the WHO Director-General to address the crisis. The committee stated on January 30 that it “welcomed the leadership and political commitment of the very highest levels of Chinese government, their commitment to transparency, and the efforts made to investigate and contain the current outbreak.” The Chinese Communist Party might as well have written such propaganda. We know that China’s delay in coming clean about the virus and refusing to accept help from foreign government health specialists contributed greatly to the spread of the virus...
Studies show warm weather can 
slow coronavirus, but won’t stop it
By Amanda Woods
{ } ~ Warm temperatures slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus — but don’t completely eradicate it, according to new studies...Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that 90 percent of COVID-19 transmissions that occurred until Sunday happened in regions with low temperatures — between 37.4 and 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Coronavirus cases have been reported in countries with equatorial climates and those in the Southern Hemisphere —which are now in summer. But regions with average temperatures above 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit currently account for fewer than 6 percent of global cases. “Wherever the temperatures were colder, the number of the cases started increasing quickly,” Qasim Bukhari, a computational scientist at the university who co-authored the study, told the New York Times. “You see this in Europe, even though the health care there is among the world’s best.” That pattern applies in the US too, Bukhari told the paper. The outbreak has developed more slowly in Southern states like Arizona, Florida and Texas compared to New York, Washington state and Colorado, for example, according to Bukhari. In California, the rate is somewhere in the middle. Epidemiologists have seen a similar pattern with other viruses — including the flu, which generally follows a November-to-April trend in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said during a recent briefing, according to the Times. The four types of coronavirus that cause the common cold also pick up in the winter and drop off in the summer...   

How Did Dems Put a 1,000-Page COVID Bill 
Together in 1 Weekend? They Didn't  
We've Been Set Up
By C. Douglas Golden 
{ } ~ Back in my school days, I wasn’t so much a procrastinator as a procrastination artist. I remember cramming together some pretty dodgy papers over a long weekend back in college... Armed with little more than coffee, my iMac and some textbooks, I could churn out about 20-ish pages of half-readable pap between Friday evening and the Sunday midnight deadline. Not that it was any good. In one case, stuck for a hook, I compared two philosophers to professional wrestlers and went from there. I think the philosophers were Nietzsche and Kierkegaard; I can’t remember the wrestlers. The paper inexplicably got an A-, presumably more because of entertainment value than academic merit. I suppose with some aides and a lot of high-test coffee, I could probably get a bit more than 20 pages done, although with a bunch of people involved, we’d all have to agree with one another. It’s not something you can scale up infinitely to the point where a bunch of people cramming can get a commensurate amount of work done. Eventually, you run into diminishing returns. All of which is to say that shenanigans need to be called on the idea that House liar-Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Charles scumbag-Schumer and the Democrats came up with a 1,119 COVID-19 relief bill over the weekend. They didn’t. What they did was take a bunch of Democratic plans that have been percolating for a while and throw them into a bill one Republican senator described as a “Disney World wish list.” liar-Pelosi’s bill didn’t contain just that; it was a veritable cornucopia of stuff the Democrats have been looking to implement for a while that had nothing to do with fighting the coronavirus threat or helping America recover economically from it. At least one Twitter user — author and writer Brian Cates — noted emphatically that this had very little to do with the problem at hand: That’s not inaccurate. In fact, the third-ranked House Democrat reportedly more or less admitted this on a call with the Democratic caucus. House Majority Whip scumbag-James Clyburn told his colleagues the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision,” according to The Hill. At least he didn’t try to hide it. Now, see if you can identify a few of these items in the Democrats’ bill, per Fox News, as being part of the Democrats’ prior legislative longings. Take, for instance, student loan forgiveness. The bill would eliminate “a minimum of $10,000 of federal and private student loan debt for each indebted borrower.” No, it’s not what Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren  called for during her presidential campaign, but it certainly sounded like something that had its genesis more in dogma than in the vein of economic recovery. Here’s another thing that sounds extremely iffy: forcing states to adopt same-day voter registration, another long-time Democratic wish-list item. Apparently, they’re admitting their own voters can’t get their stuff together enough to register before Election Day. There’s no evidence that this will be necessary given the exigencies created by coronavirus, but it’s certainly convenient. So, too, is the legislative command that forbids states from “imposing additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of a voter to cast an absentee ballot such as notarization or witness signatures, and prohibits requiring identification to obtain an absentee ballot.”...
Lindsey Graham Joins Senators 
Calling For Remote Voting
{ } ~ Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday said he would support the idea of voting from home... as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S. “I totally support the idea of remote voting so the Senate can continue to operate during this crisis. We should make this change before the Senate leaves town,” Graham said on Twitter. When Graham was asked by CNN about remote votes last week, he responded by saying “If it gets worse, yeah, but I think we’re fine.” Five Senators have since  self-quarantined. Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has also since tested positive for coronavirus. Paul is the first known United States senator to test positive. Paul notably had part of his lung removed in the fall of 2019. The surgery followed an altercation with his Kentucky neighbor back in 2017. He suffered pneumonia as a result of the incident. Before the news about Paul, Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Illinois Sen. scumbag-Dick Durbin on Thursday introduced a resolution that would allow senators to vote remotely during national emergencies. The two senators introduced the bi-partisan resolution “to Maintain Senate’s Constitutional Responsibilities & Allow Remote Voting During National Emergencies” which would allow senators to vote remotely, as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S. “In times of a national emergency, the Senate must be able to convene and act expeditiously even if we can’t be together in person. It’s during times like this, when we have a pandemic affecting every corner of society and we are asking people to stay in their homes, that we should have the ability to convene the Senate and get our work done even if we can’t be in the Capitol,” Portman said in a statement. “While I know there is resistance to changing a Senate tradition to allow for remote voting during national emergencies, I believe this is an important issue and worthy of robust discussion amongst our Senate colleagues,” he continued. A number of members of Congress in both the House and the Senate have announced they are self-quarantining as coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S. “We live in an age where national emergencies, public health crises and terrorism can threaten the ordinary course of Senate business. We need to bring voting in the Senate into the 21st century so that our important work can continue even under extraordinary circumstances. Bob Dylan was right: ‘the times they are a-changin’,” scumbag-Durbin said.  Graham took a test for coronavirus last Sunday, which came back negative.
GOP senators warn they will oppose
coronavirus bill unless ‘massive
drafting error’ fixed
By Adam Shaw 
{ } ~ Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a “massive drafting error” in the legislation... that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences: Unless this bill is fixed, there is a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work. This isn’t an abstract, philosophical point -- it’s an immediate, real-world problem,” Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement. The White House and Senate leaders had come to an agreement on the $2 trillion package that is designed to boost the economy and provide aid to workers and businesses affected by the closing down of much of daily life in response to the coronavirus crisis. But with the legislation nearing approval by the chamber, the three Republicans are warning that the text as written could incentivize layoffs, which they say could in turn lead to “life-threatening shortages” in health care and the food supply chain. “This isn’t who we are as Americans; this isn’t what we do in a crisis. We must sadly oppose the fast-tracking of this bill until this text is addressed, or the Department of Labor issues regulatory guidance that no American would earn more by not working than by working," the statement said. When asked for more details, Sasse spokesman James Wegmann told Fox News that because of the way the federal unemployment benefit formula is structured, "the bill will create a perverse incentive to sever the employer/employee relationship.” “This threatens dangerous supply chain problems in critical industries,” he said. He said that they are working on an amendment to fix the problem that would mean that the maximum unemployment benefit is 100 percent of someone’s salary, therefore ensuring they get the benefits they need, and supply chains are kept intact.
Dems See 'Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision'
Nate Jackson  House Majority Whip scumbag-James Clyburn (D-SC) gave the game away in remarks he made recently to fellow Democrats regarding how they should hijack Congress’s $1.8 trillion relief: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

Democrats twice derailed the Senate bill over the last two days. What makes that even more appalling is that it was a bipartisan effort hailed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck scumbag-Schumer (D-NY) as recently as Saturday night.

Then House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi flew back from House recess, offered her own $2.5 trillion alternative, and it all went to heck.

scumbag-Clyburn’s comments shed light on why. As millions of Americans are losing their jobs and income, getting pummeled in the stock market, and are generally worried about their future, the original aim for Congress was to send relief money as quickly as possible. That would go to individuals hurt by the crisis and to businesses to ensure that more jobs could be retained.

Yet here are just a few of the things Democrats have decided to demand (largely courtesy of the White House 1600 Daily email and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)):

  • Audits of election results

  • Airline carbon emissions

  • Corporate diversity requirements

  • Collective bargaining for Federal workers

  • Expansion of wind/solar credits

  • Bailing out $11 billion in debt for U.S. Postal Service

  • Giving another $20 billion in cash to U.S. Postal Service

  • $10k bailout for everyone with student loans

  • $15 minimum wage at companies receiving assistance

  • Retirement plans for community newspaper employees

The White House concludes, “And the list goes on and on — for 1,119 pages in Speaker liar-Pelosi’s bill, to be exact.”

The real aim? As Mark Alexander put it, “Democrats have disgracefully derailed emergency COVID-19 funding by claiming it helps corporations too much. They know that is a lie — relief for hard-hit corporate sectors IS relief for employees in those sectors, but the lie plays well in the Leftmedia.”

Democrats clearly want a recession, so dragging this out makes sense. Worse, the poison pills they insist on adding will likely slow the recovery, much like they did during Barack scumbag/liar-nObama’s administration.

Sen. Cotton rightly noted, “The Democrats see an opportunity in this crisis. Not to help the American people, but to hold an emergency relief bill hostage until they get their radical wish list. How long will … Americans across the country have to wait?”

And Rep. Dan Crenshaw delivered an appropriately blistering rebuke: “Do Dems want a recession? A depression? How can they justify this? This bill is critical for the livelihood of millions. Our country will be devastated without immediate help. Dems can lie all they want about ‘helping workers’ but now they are destroying their lives.” He added, “This will go down as one of the most cynical, disgusting, malevolent actions in history. Millions are losing jobs while they play these games.”

Nevertheless, Congress will (eventually) hammer out a deal, probably in the neighborhood of $2 trillion. And the relief to average Americans will be larded up with pork for Democrat constituencies, the $23.5 trillion national debt notwithstanding. Future generations will pay dearly for the Democrats’ cynical political hackery.   ~The Patriot Post  

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