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  • Making a federal issue out of the Obama Center lawsuit (Jackson Park)

    05/28/2020 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 5/27/20 | Deanna Isaacs
    **SNIP** Thanks to the pandemic, this hearing, before a three-judge federal appeals court panel, took place in part via telephone. It was recorded, which means you can still listen in, on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit website. If you do, you’ll catch University of Chicago (and NYU) law professor Richard Epstein asking for a reversal of last year’s decision by District Court judge John Robert Blakey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the activist group Protect Our Parks that sought to keep the Obama Presidential Center out of Jackson Park. And you’ll hear city attorney Benna Ruth...
  • Man Arrested After Video Surfaces Of Him Beating Up Elderly Nursing Home Patient

    05/28/2020 5:15:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2020 | Alec Schemmel
    A man was taken into custody after a video surfaced on social media of him assaulting an elderly man inside a nursing home. The Detroit police department said in a statement that they arrested a 20-year-old male in connection to the assault and battery of an elderly male inside Westwood Nursing Center on the northwest side of the city, according to The Detroit News. After punching the elderly male several times and drawing blood, the 20-year-old male can be heard cursing at the elderly nursing home patient. He also appears to wipe the blood from the elderly male in an...
  • Pritzker: All Illinois regions have met conditions to reopen

    05/28/2020 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 5/28/20 | John O'Connor, Kathleen Foody
    CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced an end to his 10-week-old stay-at-home order, declaring that every region of the state has met conditions necessary to allow more social interaction amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The state will move into the third phase of the Democrat's five-stage “Restore Illinois” plan, a step that will see reopening of manufacturing and retail, outdoor dining at restaurants and small social gatherings. Restless residents have agitated for more freedom to leave their houses and resume some sense of normalcy. In loosening the restrictions, Pritzker cited more favorable conditions, including decreased hospitalizations and...
  • Outdoor Stadiums to Reopen With Fans in Texas After State Reports Weeks of New Highs in Coronavirus Cases

    05/28/2020 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/28/20 | Meghan Roos
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that outdoor stadiums will be allowed to open to fans next month at limited capacity for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. While many state leaders have discussed the possibility of reopening stadiums to professional sports teams, most have said welcoming fans inside to watch competitions will not be possible until the country achieves better containment of the virus. Abbott signed the proclamation as an expansion of another he announced last week that approved more businesses and services to reopen. While the original proclamation last Friday allowed professional sports teams to resume...
  • ‘You’re playing with fire,’ Murphy says to N.J. salons, gyms vowing to reopen in defiance of coronavirus rules

    05/28/2020 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NJ ^ | 5/28/20 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy warned Thursday that it’s still too early for indoor businesses like gyms and salons to reopen as the coronavirus outbreak continues to slow in New Jersey. Murphy was asked to respond to social media groups attempting to organize businesses for a coordinated defiance of the coronavirus closures on Monday, June 1. “I would just say to folks: You’re playing with fire,” he said at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “It has to be done the right way and at the right time,” Murphy added. “And I think we’re going to, if you bear with us over...
  • Joe Biden to headline Texas Democrats' virtual convention (starts Monday)

    05/28/2020 3:30:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/28/20
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Joe Biden will close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention next month that was moved online over fears of the coronavirus. The announcement Thursday rounds out an unusual slate of big names that Texas Democrats have rounded up for their state convention. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will also speak at the weeklong event via video. Democrats are redoubling efforts in Texas this year after gaining ground in the nation's biggest red state in 2018. A major target for them is the Texas House, where Democrats need...
  • Check Out The Black Umbrella Guy In Minneapolis

    05/28/2020 2:24:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/28/20
    Check out this clown in Minneapolis with the black umbrealla.  Clearly he is going around trying to stir things up. What is the purpose of the black umbrella?  He is covered from head to toe to hide his tracks.  This reminds me of the umbrealla guy at the JFK assaintaion. Could this be a Deep State operative trying to stir up race war before 2020 election?  Maybe the umbrealla tells others he is protected from above? Check out the first video, and then scroll down to Misty Graves.  Go to the 13 minute and 31 seconds.  You see the same guy breaking all windows...
  • Troubled NC Unemployment System Gets New Leader

    05/28/2020 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/27/20
    For years, WRAL Investigates chronicled troubles inside North Carolina’s Employment Security Commission, now called the Division of Employment Security. Those troubles became even more noticeable with a flood of new unemployment claims because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since mid-March, the system has been swamped by 1.3 million claims, representing 955,000 people out of work. Some had to file twice based on the type of coverage they qualified for. Of those 955,000, about two thirds have received payments. "I’m sorry," said Lockhart Taylor, Assistant Secretary and head of Employment Security, as complaints piled up from people who couldn’t get into the...
  • Boston Marathon called off over coronavirus, race will be online only

    05/28/2020 2:21:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2020 | SEAN PHILIP COTTER
    The already delayed run of The Boston Marathon will not happen this year over coronavirus concerns, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Athletic Association officials said on Thursday. The marathon, a huge and important annual event, had been postponed until Sept. 14 from its normal April run in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Walsh said officials have decided that running it in September “is just not feasible” to be done in a safe way.
  • CHAT VANITY: A GREAT Karen video

    05/28/2020 12:21:07 PM PDT · by mowowie · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | very recently | Cars Across Texas
    So with the "Karen" meme going crazy i came across this video.. A guy though it would be cool to have his car buddy's drive by a kids house on his birthday in their supped-up cars. Most neighbors enjoyed it EXCEPT two KARENS and their cuck husbands that went apeshit and blocked the road. Is there a part Two? YUP! They went back again with even more cars... I dunno, i found this pretty amusing and as a car buff REALLY liked the cars... Oh yea turns out KAREN just put her house up for sale....appears 90% of...
  • Twitter Fails to ‘Fact Check’ Schiff’s Debunked ‘Russian Collusion’ Claims

    05/28/2020 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 10 replies
    NN ^ | 05-28-20 | Paul Whitehead
    Twitter's fact-checking policy seems to be selective on the types of misinformation it deems misleading or false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the platform's policy following backlash after a fact check placed on two of President Donald Trump’s tweets this week. Dorsey said:
  • Third Grade Drop Out--The Wisest Person

    Great short video to make us feel good today.
  • McEnany Crushes Reporter Who Asks How Many 'Dead Americans' Voters 'Should Tolerate'

    05/28/2020 5:23:58 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 05-28-20 | Jay Greenberg
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany crushed an anti-Trump reporter during a presser this week. Firebrand McEnany humiliated Politico's Ryan Lizza as he attempted to push anti-Trump questions during a Wednesday White House press briefing.
  • Barely a word from south Florida media about mobs destroying private property

    05/28/2020 2:31:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Just watched some local coverage of the riots in Minneapolis. A brief word of a business burning. The rest of the two or three minute fake news was people describing how terrible it was that cops killed the suspect. Chief of police in Minneapolis is black. No word if the mobs blame him.
  • German parliament debates relaxing blood donation rules for LGBT+ men

    05/27/2020 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.27.2020 | Kate Brady
    At a blood donation bank in Cologne, western Germany, empty bags sit ready to be filled. A few forms, a quick measure of blood pressure, a scratch on the arm, and seven minutes later donors have made their 500-ml contribution to the 15,000 blood donations needed every day in Germany. The footfall of donors, now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, is steady, but not fast enough. Germany’s blood reserves are running low. Under usual circumstances, the German Red Cross (DRK) — which covers two-thirds of Germany’s blood supplies — would aim to have enough blood reserves for...
  • I had my first "Karen" experience today.

    05/27/2020 8:12:31 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 180 replies
    5/27/20 | Dallasbiff
    I was waiting in line to get the oil changed and I got out of my car without a mask and a lady(mid 50's) wearing a mask gave me the meanest look. I think she took a picture of my license plate.
  • Texas bar owner bans customers from wearing coronavirus mask

    05/27/2020 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27,2020 | By Bradford Betz
    A Texas tavern said this week it will not serve customers who wear coronavirus protective face masks, according to a report. The Liberty Tree Tavern, located in Elgin -- about 25 miles east of Austin -- posted a sign that read: “Due to our concern for customers, if they FEEL (not think), that they need to wear a mask, they should stay home until they FEEL that it’s safe to be in public without one. Sorry, No Mask Allowed.” The city has a population of around 10,000 residents, according to the 2018 census. Only 52 residents have tested positive for...
  • Texas (Supreme) court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

    05/27/2020 5:31:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/27/20 | Paul J. Weber and Jake Bleiberg
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail. The decision was unanimous by the Texas Supreme Court, which is stocked with nine Republican justices, including one who revealed last week that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Texas generally limits mail balloting only to voters who are over 65 years old or have a disability. Justice Eva Guzman wrote the court was unified in the conclusion that...
  • Hair salons, barbershops can reopen now, in Stage 3 of Newsom’s plan; L.A. also loosens some restrictions

    05/27/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Taryn Luna, Stephanie Lai
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that counties can begin to reopen hair salons and barbershops, marking a transition to the third stage of a plan to ease his stay-at-home order as California nears 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. With cases on track to nearly double in the month of May, the governor has pointed to steady hospitalizations and other metrics as proof that the state is bending the curve. The shears will not be snipping immediately in Los Angeles County, however. The county, which accounts for the bulk of the state’s COVID-19 cases and more than half of...
  • Nevada Will Reopen Its Casinos On June 4, Governor Says

    05/27/2020 4:05:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/27/20 | Bill Chappell
    Casinos in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities can reopen next Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus forced the gaming industry to shut down more than two months ago, Gov. Steve Sisolak says. The state plans to revive its gaming industry nearly a week after it starts Phase 2 of its reopening this Friday. "We continue to see a consistent and sustainable downward trajectory of percentage of positive COVID-19 cases and a decrease in the trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations," Sisolak said Tuesday night. Casinos are forming plans that they hope will entice customers to return. As Nevada Public...