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  • Georgetown Professor Laments D.C. Rioters’ Failure to Attack Trump Hotel

    06/01/2020 7:09:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 31, 2020 | David Rutz
    Georgetown University professor and former NPR editor Kitty Eisele lamented on Sunday that protesters in Washington, D.C., had not attacked the Trump International Hotel. "Shame they aren't noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele," she responded to a tweet noting the vandalism of the Hay-Adams, a luxury hotel near the White House. The Trump Hotel, also located near the White House, is a popular hangout spot for Trump administration members and allies. Formerly the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, Donald Trump developed the property into a hotel and opened it in 2016. Eisele,...
  • 'Do black vets count?': Lincoln and WWII Memorial among DC landmarks vandalized during riots

    06/01/2020 12:27:08 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/20 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    The morning after peaceful protests in Washington, D.C., turned violent, images show several historic landmarks have been defaced or fallen victim to vandalism. "Y'all not tired yet," was spray-painted outside the Lincoln Memorial, while "Do black vets count?" was seen written on the World War II Memorial. In the wake of last night's demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall," the National Parks Service said in a tweet Sunday. "For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition." Washington,...
  • Democrat rioters turning D.C. into Mogadishu, set St John's Church ablaze, neighborhoods near White House under siege

    05/31/2020 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 240 replies
    Live now on Fox News
    It's ok though, Orange man bad.
  • National World War II Memorial is vandalized

    05/31/2020 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — The National World War II Memorial was among the landmarks in the nation's capital that were vandalized amid weekend protests. In the wake of the death of African American George Floyd, the vandals asked in graffiti on the outside of the memorial's central fountain whether black veterans count. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial responded to the question affirmatively on Twitter, adding that the memorial honors and remembers the one million black veterans who served.
  • Troops Spotted Heading into D.C.

    05/30/2020 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 93 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 30, 2020 | Allum Bokhari
    American troops were spotted heading into Washington DC in military trucks around sunset earlier today. In a Facebook post, the National Guard confirmed it has been activated in the D.C. area. The trucks were spotted and recorded on video by a reporter for WTOP, a local D.C.-area news station. “Looks like National Guard/Army is heading towards the protests now. This was minutes ago on 15th Ave New,” said the reporter at 8:51 p.m. eastern time. The short video clip shows four trucks full of troops heading into the city. It’s unclear if more followed behind. In a Facebook post, the...
  • Trump: Protesters are 'organized groups' that 'have nothing to do with George Floyd'

    05/30/2020 9:12:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2020 10:48 AM | Mike Brest
    President Trump alleged that the protesters that have taken to the streets in dozens of cities across the country are "organized groups" and have no connection to those mourning the death of George Floyd. Protests have raged across the country for the last four nights in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Monday. "These are 'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "Sad!" These are “Organized Groups” that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020...
  • Riots Live Thread May 29

    05/29/2020 6:36:13 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 233 replies
    Add your links here. Riots in Minneapolis, Atlanta, NY...and more.
  • Protesters Tear Down Barricades as White House on Lockdown

    05/29/2020 7:57:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    BREITBART ^ | May 29, 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House on Friday went into lockdown as protesters shoved over temporary barricades and hurled obscenities at the Secret Service. Videos filmed outside the White House and posted on social media showed masked protesters shoving over barricades on Pennsylvania Avenue. When members of the Secret Service ran over, the protesters quickly raising their hands and cried, “hands up don’t shoot.” Secret Service locked down the White House as protesters continued to demonstrate in the area.
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • Marc Thiessen: Trump must threaten China with 'brain drain' and 'capital flight' amid Hong Kong crackdown

    05/28/2020 7:27:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/20 | Victor Garcia
    Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen previewed President Trump's Friday announcement dealing with China on "The Story" Thursday, predicting that the president would "impose sanctions" on the Beijing government in response to its moves to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy. "He's going to tell ... the Chinese regime, 'What you're doing is unacceptable,'" Thiessen said. "When this [national security] law takes effect in September, the Chinese regime is going to be able to ban pro-democracy groups, arrest people for political crimes. They're going to allow the state security service, which is the Chinese secret police that terrorizes people...
  • WaPo Is Not Even Pretending to Be Unbiased Anymore

    05/28/2020 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 May 2020 | Jim Treacher
    Are media outlets supposed to be openly collaborating with presidential candidates to promote their campaigns? Is that a thing now? It’s not like the news even pretends to be unbiased anymore, but what you’re about to watch seems like something new. ... I’m not a journalist or a lawyer, so I can’t speak to any ethical or legal concerns about the second-biggest newspaper in America openly collaborating with one of the candidates during a presidential campaign. I assume it’s all above board, or WaPo wouldn’t have approved it. If they want to look like they’re directly working for Biden’s campaign,...
  • Minnesota Senator Criticized Alongside Trump Says Masks Don’t Stop Coronavirus

    05/28/2020 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Alpha News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kyle Hooten -
    Surgical and cotton masks can filter particle sizes of 5 microns or more. COVID-19 particles are 50 times smaller," says Senator Jensen.. Minnesota State Senator and Medical Doctor Scott Jensen says that surgical and cotton masks cannot filter COVID-19 from the air. The New York Times recently blasted Jensen as well as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a mask in public at all times amidst the coronavirus pandemic. However, Jensen says that even the best medical masks are insufficient to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19. Presently studies reveal that COVID-19 particles require an...
  • University Hospitals and EMS crews urging heart patients to seek medical attention and not avoid ERs

    05/27/2020 7:28:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WOIO ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jen Picciano
    The coronavirus does not cure heart attacks.. CLEVELAND, Ohio -“We know that we have many patients, staying at home suffering these heart attacks not seeking care,” said University Hospitals Cardiologist, Dr. Greg Stefano. Throughout this pandemic regular doctor’s visits have been cancelled and patients have been avoiding emergency rooms and calling 911, for fear of being exposed at hospitals. But that is a dangerous trend for heart patients. 64 year Andrew Gruber didn’t hesitate when he felt symptoms of a heart attack on April 16th. Muson EMS got to him within about 5 minutes, performed an EKG at the scene,...
  • Dozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House

    05/26/2020 2:31:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Cristina Marcos
    Dozens of House Democrats are planning to vote remotely this week for the first time in the chamber's history amid concerns about the health risks involved with traveling to Washington. At least 50 lawmakers are planning to vote by proxy, or designate a colleague physically present in the Capitol to cast votes on their behalf, according to a list published by the House clerk's office on Tuesday. Last week, just 18 were on the list. Democrats representing districts in the Washington, D.C. suburbs are the most popular proxies, given their proximity to the Capitol. Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Jamie...
  • From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

    05/25/2020 4:51:19 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 61 replies
    NPR ^ | May 23, 2020 | Allison Aubrey
    It has been around two months of quarantine for many of us. The urge to get out and enjoy the summer is real. But what's safe? We asked a panel of infectious disease and public health experts to rate the risk of summer activities, from backyard gatherings to a day at the pool to sharing a vacation house with another household. Here's his rule of thumb: The more time you spend and the closer in space you are to any infected people, the higher your risk. Interacting with more people raises your risk, and indoor places are riskier than outdoors....
  • D.C.'s So-Called Reopen Plan Is a Suicide Pact for the Restaurant Industry

    05/24/2020 6:40:59 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Reason ^ | 5/22/2020 | Robby Soave
    On Thursday, the District of Columbia's task force on reopening the city finally unveiled its recommendations—in the form of a deeply unserious document filled with contradictory guidance and bad advice. Overly optimistic in some places while hopelessly naive in others, the report is woefully inadequate and should be discarded. Most notably, the task force would all but require most restaurants in the district—and every bar and nightclub—to go out of business. The report also constrains child care services to such an absurd degree that the permissions granted to other sectors of the city to reopen hardly matter: What are working...
  • Jeff Sessions Cited the WRONG LAW when He Recused Himself .. Took Advice From Obama Lawyers

    03/14/2018 7:31:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 243 replies
    GP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    STUNNING: Jeff Sessions Cited the WRONG LAW when He Recused Himself from Russian Witch Hunt – Took Advice From Obama Lawyers ( full title ) ... Sessions made the announcement the day after he was sworn in as Attorney General after advice from Obama lawyers in the Department of Justice. ... legal expert Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity that Sessions used the WRONG LAW when announcing his recusal. He took advice from OBAMA OFFICIALS and they misled him. Gregg Jarrett: He betrayed the president. He knew when he was sworn in that he was going to recuse himself and the...
  • AFSCME Together on June 20th

    05/21/2020 12:32:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    AFSCME ^ | May 21, 2020 / 11:36 AM EDT | Lee Saunders
    Together on June 20th Inbox Lee Saunders, AFSCME 11:36 AM (2 hours ago) AFSCME Family: At AFSCME, we are committed to fighting inequality. To lifting people out of poverty. To protecting and expanding health care. To ensuring all working people have the rights and the respect we deserve. These are basic human rights, and we proudly join the struggle anywhere for these values. Now, a global pandemic is exposing inequality and injustice – and making them worse. It is working class people who are losing their jobs. It is the poorest among us, as always, feeling the most pain as...
  • Stacey Abrams is the Democrats’ Sarah Palin

    05/20/2020 4:51:57 PM PDT · by fwdude · 157 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Stacey Abrams is running a less-than-subtle campaign to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Republicans should hope she succeeds. If selected, she would displace Sarah Palin as the least-qualified person ever to serve on a major-party ticket. Biden should understand this, because he saw firsthand how much damage Palin’s selection did to then-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Preelection polls showed that 6 out of 10 Americans said Palin was not qualified for the job, and a Stanford University study found that she cost McCain more than 2 million votes.
  • DC On Track To Re-Open Bowser Says; 8 New Coronavirus Deaths [WCC makeshift hospital sits virtually empty]

    05/20/2020 5:10:43 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 6 replies ^ | 5/19/20 | Michael O'Connell
    FROM ME: DC Mayor Bowser opened a makeshift hospital at the Washington Convention Center about 2 weeks ago (which, by most accounts, cost $50 million) and I've yet to read if there's one patient there. Now Bowser says that DC is "on track" to open by 6/8 or sooner. No word on the WCC hospitalizations. ARTICLE: Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed D.C. was on the way to achieving a number of milestones necessary for her to reconsider re-opening the city. WASHINGTON, DC — Based on information released by the D.C. Department of Health, the District is on track toward re-opening from...