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  • York County diners lose licenses under Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus executive order

    05/22/2020 5:45:23 PM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 May A.D. 2020 | Jana Benscoter
    Two Round the Clock Diner locations in York County were told their business licenses are revoked as of Friday. Written warnings were issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on May 14 to both locations at 222 Arsenal Road and 145 Memory Lane, according to the department’s spokeswoman Shannon Powers. But, because they reopened ahead of Gov. Tom Wolf’s timeline, the state revoked both business licenses. Powers wrote in an email, "The Agriculture Department’s food safety inspectors did follow-up inspections on May 20 and found the businesses still in violation of Governor Wolf’s March 19 executive order. Both locations were...
  • A Harvard homeschool expert says he's 'not convinced schools should ever have closed'

    05/22/2020 5:38:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 31 replies
    MSN / Insider ^ | May 22, 2020 | Eleanor Goldberg Fox
    Across the US, at least 55 million US students are learning at home since schools closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Even prior to the pandemic, two Harvard Law School professors expressed their concerns about homeschooling due to the risks for child abuse and low-quality education. Calls to child abuse hotlines have declined dramatically since schools closed, demonstrating that there are fewer people assessing risks among children. After much deliberation, most schools across the US made the tough decision in March to close their doors and move to a remote learning platform to help stem the spread of...
  • s Trump calls for churches to open, some faith leaders say they aren’t ready to gather in sanctuary

    05/22/2020 5:35:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 42 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 May A.D. 2020 | Ivy DeJesus
    The Rev. Anna Reeves considers herself fortunate that her church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Spring Twp., sits on sprawling property. “It’s just a wonderful place for outdoor activity,” she said. On Sunday, Reeves is going to take advantage of that ample outdoor space and use it to gather with her congregation in worship while adhering to strict social distancing protocol to protect her faith community from the coronavirus. “I don’t think it’s safe yet to go into the sanctuary. It’s really not,” she said. “Our plan is to abide clearly by the state’s guidelines of having no...
  • Governments Around The World Decry Beijing’s Move to Tighten Grip Over Hong Kong

    05/22/2020 5:31:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/22/2020 | Cathy He
    Governments around the world have decried the Chinese regime’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city’s autonomy. The UK, Australia, and Canada in a joint statement on Friday said they were “deeply concerned” by the plans. The regime’s rubber-stamp parliament is set to pass a law, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, to ban “treason, secession, sedition, and subversion.” The legislation could also see the regime’s securities agencies set up bases in the city. “Making such a law on Hong Kong’s behalf without the direct participation of its people, legislature or judiciary...
  • Black Americans are in an abusive relationship with the Democratic party

    05/22/2020 5:28:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05-22-2020 | Derecka Purnell
    I am very tired of Joe Biden. My vote for him was already hanging by a thread before his disastrous interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday. Interrupting the Breakfast Club host’s explanation that black people needed assurances that our communities will benefit from his presidency, Biden asserted: “If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.” Again, I am very tired of Joe Biden. Not because I am a purist, or have inflexible ideological commitments of what it will take to remove Donald Trump from office. But rather because Biden’s...
  • Dr. Fauci: Closing for Too Long Could Cause 'Irreparable Damage'

    05/22/2020 5:26:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Street ^ | 05/22/2020 | Rob Lenihan
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, warned Friday that stay-at-home orders that are intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing “irreparable damage” if they are imposed for too long. “I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,” Fauci said during an interview with CNBC. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously...
  • 'That was not what the vice president said': Sheila Jackson Lee denies Biden meant 'you ain't black' comment

    05/22/2020 5:06:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    During an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier, the Texas Democrat pushed back on the claim that Biden made a major gaffe when he told The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God on Friday morning that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." "That was not what the vice president said in terms of those words, and if we had listened to the earlier conversation, we would know that the vice president wants to put his record forward. He knows that everyone has their own historical, moral standing on...
  • 2020 Minnesota State Fair canceled due to coronavirus

    05/22/2020 4:57:12 PM PDT · by NorthWoody · 41 replies
    KARE 11 TV News ^ | 6:37 PM CDT May 22, 2020 | Jeremiah Jacobsen
    FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota — The Minnesota State Agricultural Society Board voted to cancel the 2020 Minnesota State Fair due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came in a virtual meeting Friday, in which board members met via a Zoom conference call. "This is the time of year when things really need to take off, and we can't do it. There's not time," said general manager Jerry Hammer. Hammer said fair officials have monitored how other events with high attendance are handling the pandemic as a guide, including Major League Baseball and Disney. "If somehow we were able to cobble a...
  • ‘Do Not Trust Him, He Let Our Country Down’ – President Trump Hammers Jeff Sessions, Praises Tommy Tuberville

    05/22/2020 4:39:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 212 replies
    GP ^ | 05/22/20
    President Trump tore into former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday evening.Sessions is running for his old Alabama Senate seat against Tommy Tuberville.The President took a shot at turncoat Sessions and told the people of Alabama not to trust the former AG.TRUMP: 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, the true supporter of our MAGA agenda!  After recusing himself like a coward and allowing Rosenstein and Mueller to hijack the Justice Department for two years – which...
  • Ex-Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner rips Biden: Saying you 'own' the black vote is 'the highest insult'

    05/22/2020 4:26:57 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/20 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Bernie Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner on Friday blasted Joe Biden over the comments -- which he later walked back -- about black voters choosing between him and President Trump in November's election. Earlier in the day, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee raised eyebrows during an interview with Charlamagne tha God on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" as he defended his record with the black community. “I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said. Turner offered a blistering response to the progressive media outlet...
  • PICTURED: Syrian-born college student, 20, who was shot dead as he carried out 'terrorist-related' attack at Texas naval base and had 'previously voiced support on social media for hardline Islamic clerics'

    05/22/2020 4:16:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22 2020 | SNEJANA FARBEROV and VALERIE EDWARDS
    The suspect who was shot dead as he carried out Thursday's 'terrorism-related' attack on a Texas naval air base has been identified by the FBI as a 20-year-old Syrian-born college student. According to investigators, Adam Salim Alsahli opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in an attack that wounded one sailor, a member of the base security force, but no one other than the assailant was killed. A group that monitors online activity of jihadists has since claimed that Alsahli voiced support for hardline Islamic clerics on social media prior to the thwarted attack.
  • German business gaining traction in China again: DIHK

    05/22/2020 4:01:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies ^ | MAY 21, 2020 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German exporters are regaining momentum in their trade with China, epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Martin Wansleben, managing director of Germany’s DIHK chambers of industry and commerce, told Reuters on Thursday. German manufacturers depend on both demand and supply chains from China, their country’s biggest trading partner. “In China, the economic trough seems to have bottomed out,” Wansleben said, adding that “70 to 80% of German companies are able to produce and deliver again in the Middle Kingdom”.
  • Judge Napolitano: Trump has no authority to override church bans, but can do this (hint, hint)

    05/22/2020 3:56:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Friday that President Trump does not have the authority he says he does when it comes to overriding governors who will not allow churches or synagogues to reopen. However, Napolitano told "The Daily Briefing" that the governors' bans are "ill-advised" and that the president does have one major recourse should a state executive fail to listen to his orders. "In a word, no," he said of Trump's authority on the matter.
  • Baltimore Mayor Doubles Down: Trump’s ‘Violating the Law’ with Memorial Day Visit

    05/22/2020 3:53:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) is once again demanding President Donald Trump scrap his planned visit to the city on Memorial Day, arguing that he believes the trip is against the law, citing the city’s stay-at-home order still being in place due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t need to be spending our resources for the president who’s coming here under our orders to stay at home. I think he’s violating the law,” Young said, according to CBS News Baltimore. The White House announced this week that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Baltimore to...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf: Several PA Counties Could Remain Under Lockdown Until Early June

    05/22/2020 3:49:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Several Pennsylvania counties could remain under lockdown until June 5, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) indicated on Friday. Wolf said during Friday’s press briefing that his stay-at-home order has saved lives, and he announced two weeks of sustained reductions in hospitalizations of coronavirus patients, dropping by nearly 1,000 patients from May 8 to May 21. Forty-nine of the state’s 67 counties are currently in the state’s yellow phase of reopening. That number will increase to 57 next Friday, with the addition of Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill moving to the yellow phase. However, Wolf signaled that the...
  • Mike Pence in Georgia: Brian Kemp ‘Has Proven’ Critics ‘Wrong Every Day’ on Battling Coronavirus

    05/22/2020 3:48:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    ATLANTA, Georgia — Vice President Mike Pence defended Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp against establishment media and leftist critics who just weeks ago inaccurately predicted widescale doom as Georgia moved to aggressively reopen its economy ahead of schedule. “Let’s be clear: Gov. Brian Kemp has proven them wrong every day,” Pence said when Breitbart News asked him and Kemp during a press gaggle to respond to critics throughout the media and left who ripped Kemp at the outset of the reopening process. “The people of Georgia have proven them wrong every day.” The vice president’s praise of Kemp’s handling of the...
  • BET Founder Robert Johnson: Joe Biden ‘Should Spend the Rest of His Campaign Apologizing to Every Black Person He Meets’

    05/22/2020 3:47:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | DAVID NG
    BET co-founder Robert Johnson has condemned Joe Biden for claiming that black people aren’t really black if they don’t vote for him. “VP Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him,” Johnson said in a statement obtained by Fox News’s Bret Baier. “This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He...
  • Donald Trump Donates Quarter Salary to Heath and Human Services to Develop Therapies

    05/22/2020 3:45:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump will donate his salary for this financial quarter to Heath and Human Services, according to the White House. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced the news, noting that the president would request the agency to use the fund “to develop new therapies for treating and preventing COVID-19 so we can safely reopen.” McEnany showed the press the check for $100,000 signed by Trump to HHS.
  • Herschel Walker Blasts Biden for Comments on Black Voters: ‘You Don’t Determine Who We Vote For’

    05/22/2020 3:42:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    College football and NFL legend Herschel Walker ripped former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, after the Democrat nominee said that black people confused about who to vote for, “ain’t black.” During a Friday interview on The Breakfast Club, Biden told host Charlamagne tha God that if black people were “confused” about whether to vote for him or Trump, then they “ain’t black.” “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said to Charlamagne.
  • Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones to Biden: ‘You’re Not Entitled to Black Support’

    05/22/2020 3:40:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, an African American Democrat, t0ld Joe Biden that he was not “entitled” to black support after the former vice president said black voters who were not sure who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election “ain’t black.” “I’ve been black all my life. But I’ve never been anyone’s property, especially not @JoeBiden,” Jones tweeted. “You’re not entitled to black support, Joe. You haven’t even earned it.”