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  • Ohio Judge Deems State’s Coronavirus Lockdown Illegal

    05/24/2020 7:50:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    An Ohio judge deemed the state’s lockdown in response to the Chinese coronavirus illegal, and stated that the state’s top health director “acted in an impermissibly arbitrary, unreasonable, and oppressive manner.” Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci ruled that Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, is prohibited from punishing nonessential businesses that defy Ohio’s orders to stay closed in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland 19 News reported. The report added that the Lake County General Health District, police officers, prosecutors, and the Ohio Attorney General are also prohibited from punishing so-called “nonessential” businesses,...
  • Judge Positively Scorches Ohio Health Director for 'Criminalizing' Gyms—and It's Glorious

    05/22/2020 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 22, 2020 | PAULA BOLYARD
    In a scathing nine-page decision, Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene A. Lucci excoriated Acton and her health department for exceeding their authority, saying the director “has no statutory authority to close all businesses, including the plaintiffs’ gyms.” Acton, the judge said, “has acted in an impermissibly arbitrary, and oppressive manner and without any procedural safeguards.” Judge Lucci went on to say that fundamental liberties—the right to own and use property and earn a living—are at stake in this case. Acton has “criminalized lawful businesses, imposing strict liability for violations, including severe criminal, civil, and equitable penalties,” the judge opined,...
  • Ohio Judge Deems the State’s COVID-19 Lockdown ‘Arbitrary, Unreasonable, and Oppressive’

    05/21/2020 4:59:54 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 13 replies ^ | May 20, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close. Ohio's COVID-19 lockdown is illegal, a state judge ruled today, because it exceeds the powers granted by the statute under which it was imposed. Responding to a May 8 lawsuit filed by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law on behalf of 35 gyms, Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci enjoined Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton from penalizing the plaintiffs or similar businesses for violating the lockdown, provided "they operate in compliance with all applicable safety regulations."
  • Jim Jordan Opponents' Petitions to Appear on the Ballot Included Dead Voters

    05/21/2020 4:03:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    One of the candidates seeking to unseat Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in Ohio's 4th Congressional District election had to suspend his campaign after the Lorain County Board of Elections rejected his petitions to appear on the ballot after thousands of signatures were found to be illegible. The Chronicle-Telegram reported the board voted unanimously to not certify Christopher Gibbs' petitions, who was running as an independent. He was required to submit 2,458 signatures to appear on the ballot. Circulators filed 3,065 signatures on 140 petitions Gibbs' his behalf. The board found a majority of the signatures, 1,790, were invalid, with only...
  • If Georgie White Clark and I had crossed paths, I have a feeling we might have been fast friends ... [re: Glen and Bessie Hyde mystery]

    05/21/2020 9:37:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Raising Jane 'blog ^ | Posted on September 3, 2014 | MaryJane
    "For all her notoriety, Clark remains something of a mystery to even those closest to her. Evidence discovered at her home the day of her funeral raised the possibility Clark fabricated portions of her past, giving rise to a new element of the Georgie legend," reports "While the theory is discounted by several associates, there is a faction of friends who are puzzled by connections that suggest Clark was in fact Bessie Hyde, who vanished in 1928 along with her husband, Glen Hyde, while the Idaho couple were on a honeymoon adventure floating the Grand Canyon in a wooden...
  • Ohio officials declare racism a public health crisis 'highlighted' by COVID-19

    05/20/2020 2:28:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Officials in an Ohio county declared that racism is a public health crisis that has been highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. Franklin County Commissioners declared that “racism is a public health crisis affecting our entire country” in a resolution passed Tuesday. The resolution declares that the “disparity is highlighted” by county coronavirus data showing black residents are hospitalized at twice the rate of other demographic groups. “Racism has been a pandemic long before the current coronavirus pandemic,” Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce said in a statement released . “Our declaration today is important, but it’s not saying anything that hasn’t been...
  • Gov. Mike DeWine lifts Ohio’s ‘Safe At Home’ order, makes coronavirus restrictions voluntary

    05/19/2020 1:30:59 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 56 replies
    MSN ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jeremy Pelzer,
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The last of Ohio’s mandatory restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including a ban on mass gatherings and a two-week self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state, will be cut short, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. The current “Safe At Home” order will be replaced with an “Urgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans” order, the governor said during his daily coronavirus briefing. “We are now moving from orders to strong recommendations,” DeWine said.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown inquires of Treasury’s Steven Mnuchin: ‘How many workers should give their lives to increase the GDP or the Dow Jones by a thousand points?’

    05/19/2020 12:16:22 PM PDT · by reed13k · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 19, 2020 | Victor Reklaitis and Greg Robb
    That line came from Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio in a tense exchange on Tuesday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over efforts to reopen the U.S. economy after lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Tucker Carlson: Americans are rebelling against neurotic, dumb leaders and extreme coronavirus lockdowns

    05/19/2020 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 19,2020 | Tucker Carlson
    The problem with assessing political candidates is you never really know what they're like until they get ahold of power. And by then, of course, it's too late. The decent ones wield power with restraint and humility. They understand the limits have their own wisdom -- human wisdom -- and they also understand the inevitability of unintended consequences, which are the rule. They know they won't be in charge forever, and so they tread lightly. But the bad ones, they go crazy. And the more power they get, the crazier they go. Power is the drug they've been searching for....
  • GOP attorneys general unite to file amicus brief in support of Flynn ahead of brewing court fight

    05/18/2020 8:03:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/18/2020 | Gregg Re
    A total of 15 Republican state attorneys general, led by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, filed an "amicus" brief in support of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Monday, Fox News has learned. The filing stated that the court needed to grant the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the case without commentary immediately “because such punditry disrobes the judiciary of its cloak of impartiality.” The short brief also elaborated on the problems that the court created by “inserting itself into the Justice Department’s exercise of prosecutorial discretion.” On the recommendation of U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, who served as an FBI...
  • 'Where is Christopher Wray?' GOP lawmakers say FBI director ignoring them -- and push ahead for key interviews

    05/18/2020 8:00:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/18/2020 | Gregg Re
    Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday night said FBI Director Christopher Wray "has declined to respond" to their May 4 letter seeking information and interviews with key FBI officials after the bombshell revelations in the Michael Flynn case -- prompting the lawmakers to take matters into their own hands. "Because Director Wray has declined to respond to our request, we are forced to write to you directly," Jordan and Johnson wrote in an extraordinary letter to FBI agent Joe Pientka, who participated in the January 2017 White House interview that led to Flynn's prosecution. Fox News...
  • DeWine: Ohio will use ‘all the resources at our disposal’ to enforce social distancing at bars and restaurants

    05/18/2020 4:00:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 46 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Responding to reports of crowded patios around Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday the state is “marshaling all the resources at our disposal” to assemble law-enforcement and health officials to ensure bars and restaurants are following the state’s social-distancing rules. The governor, speaking at his regular coronavirus briefing, said the state is assembling "a large contingent of law enforcement and health officials from across state agencies and from our local communities” to conduct compliance checks and refer offenders for prosecution...“If we’re going to bring the economy back, people have to feel safe when they go out,” he said. “They have...
  • Progressives thought they'd overtaken the Democratic Party. Now they're in despair.

    05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 5/18/20 | Alex Thompson
    On the eve of the Nevada caucuses in February, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were feeling invincible. “I've got news for the Democratic establishment,” he declared on Twitter on Feb. 21, the day before he went on to a landslide win in the Nevada caucuses. “They can't stop us.” Since then, not only did the “establishment” stop Sanders - it stamped out the candidacies of a string of left-wing insurgents, leaving the progressive movement reeling and in a state of despair. Three highly-touted liberal House candidates - Jessica Cisneros in Texas, Robert Emmons in Illinois, and Morgan Harper in Ohio...
  • Real Estate CEO makes $1.6M off volatile stock market during pandemic, gives it all to employees

    05/17/2020 10:50:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2020 | BY BROOKE SEIPEL
    The CEO of an Ohio-based real estate investment firm made $1.6 million in just eight days as the volatile stock market fluctuated drastically in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But rather than keep the money himself, he is giving it out as bonuses to his employees. Larry Connor, the founder and owner of The Connor Group, announced the decision in a video to employees. "I started to think about probably our most important core values: Do the right thing and people count," he says in the video. "I'm taking the entire $1.6 million and dividing it up among all of...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 The Mask Is Not Freedom. Militarized Vaccine, Protests Today

    05/16/2020 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "Wear your mouth cover, Its a sign of your surrender" Gavin Seim For Liberty Facebook Post 5/12/2020 "Under instructions to enforce social distancing, maintain proper hygiene and have children grade four and up wear face masks, it was up to municipalities to decide when each school in its jurisdiction was full prepared to open, Netanyahu said" In Israel children are allowed to go back to school at all grade levels starting Sunday the details of restrictions remind us that masks prevent complete breathing and cut off air from people of all ages. Small children will not be required to wear...
  • Ohio man planned to ambush federal agents, officials say (steal weapons for uprising)

    05/15/2020 2:28:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | David Aaro
    An Ohio man was arrested last Friday after planning to ambush, kill and rob federal law enforcement agents, the FBI alleged. Christian Stanley Ferguson, 20, was taken into custody by federal agents at Cuyahoga Valley National Park after he allegedly posted several violent and extremist threats on the cross-platform communication application called Discord. "He made statements about tactical options for killing multiple targets and the disposal of their bodies. He reaffirmed his plan to ambush law enforcement, kill them, rob them of their weapons, and start an uprising," federal authorities said in a complaint filed on Tuesday.
  • Doctor sees success in using Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 as heart risk concerns mount; An Ohio anecdotal success story

    05/14/2020 7:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ABC 6 ^ | 04/27/2020 | Tara Morgan
    PLAIN CITY, Ohio — The anti-malaria medication, hydroxychloroquine, is under the microscope in a clinical trial after making national headlines. Last week, the FDA warned against using the drug outside a hospital setting or clinical trial citing heart risk concerns. The drug has been widely touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus game changer. It has not been a proven medication to treat COVID-19 and one VA hospital study found there’s no benefit and more deaths in using the drug among veterans hospitalized with the disease. Damea Alexander decided to give hydroxychloroquine a try after he got sick last...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis calls out other governors for 'draconian' lockdowns: 'You're not a dictator'

    05/14/2020 7:49:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a message on Thursday for other governors who have implemented “really draconian, arbitrary restrictions” during the coronavirus outbreak, saying, “You don't have unlimited authority and people do have rights.” DeSantis made the comments on “Fox & Friends” in response to a question from host Ainsley Earhardt, who asked if he thinks that “some of these governors that are just doing a one-size-fits-all for the entire state” are “being too strict and going too far.” “I don't think any governor has the authority to restrict anyone unless there’s a direct relationship to combating this virus,” DeSantis...
  • University professors say more churchgoers believe Trump is 'anointed by God'

    05/13/2020 8:01:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13 2020 | Caleb Parke
    More churchgoers now believe President Trump is anointed by God as he heads into the 2020 election, according to two professors who study religion and politics. In a "Religion in Public" blog post on Monday titled "Trump The Anointed?" Ryan Burge, assistant professor of political science and graduate coordinator at Eastern Illinois University, and Paul Djupe, an associate professor of political science at Denison University in Ohio, called it a "phenomenon that is sweeping American religion."
  • Horowitz: Ohio officials discover six coronavirus cases from January

    05/12/2020 7:56:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    conservative review ^ | 5/12/20 | Daniel Horowitz
    On March 24, I wrote a column asking when the coronavirus actually began and why it mattered. The article got 1.4 million hits presumably because it touched on the core assumption that has been driving this lockdown – that somehow, we could arrest a virus before it spread without regard for the fact that it had already spread far and wide. Yesterday, Ohio officials revealed new evidence that this virus was already spreading in January, once again proving that any effort to push lockdowns this late in the game is moot. Based on new antibody testing, Ohio Department of Health...