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  • ‘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...
  • San Francisco stay-at-home order extended 'indefinitely' mayor says

    05/28/2020 3:12:37 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 102 replies ^ | 29 May 2020 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - San Francisco is chartering its on course on how to reopen, differentiating itself from the five Bay Area counties it once stood aligned with on how to move forward in the COVID-19 fight. Mayor London Breed announced at a news conference on Thursday that the city's current stay-at-home order, which was set to expire on Sunday, would be extended "indefinitely."
  • Coronavirus shutdowns ordered by governors and mayors are unconstitutional

    05/27/2020 11:03:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | Creators Syndicate
    The governors of all 50 states and the mayors of many large cities have assumed unto themselves the powers to restrict private personal choices and lawful public behavior in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. They have done so not by enforcing previously existing legislation but by crafting their own executive orders, styling those orders as if they were laws, using state and local police to enforce those so-called laws and – presumably when life returns to normal and the courts reopen – prosecuting the alleged offenders in court. It is hard to believe that any judge in...
  • Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them

    05/27/2020 6:22:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Archbishop Viganò: Dictatorships arise because not enough voices oppose them The Archbishop responds to a Rabbi who was ‘shocked’ about his Appeal warning against one-world government May 26, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has responded to a German Rabbi, Jehoschua Ahrens, who called the Viganò Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its dangers for constitutional liberties a “shock,” adding that he is glad that the German bishops have distanced themselves from it.  The Italian prelate defended issuing the May 7 appeal, stating: “I think it is the duty of each one of us to express our concerns about...
  • A Plague of Monsters

    05/27/2020 4:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kurt Silverfiddle
    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. — Friedrich NietzscheCriminal terrorists attacked us on 9/11, and nations of the world united to treat us all like criminals and turn the fun and exciting world of air travel into an experience redolent of herding livestock to market. Nineteen years later, a virus outbreak happens, and governments of the world — upon advice of the experts — treat us like infected patients, demanding we quarantine ourselves and cease all economic and social activities. Is this the first time democratic governments have quarantined...
  • Tucker rips media for scolding outdoor Americans: 'The fact that you disobeyed them drove them insane'

    05/26/2020 11:09:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Tucker Carlson opened Tuesday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by ripping the mainstream media for shaming Americans who spent part of their holiday weekend outside and not wearing masks. "Grilling a hamburger in the fresh air. Hitting the park. Walking the beach for a couple of hours. It's essential. All of us need it," Carlson said. "Nature is medicine. Happy, balanced people understand that intuitively and don't just sit on a couch all day barking at other people on social media. Your soul will rot if you do that." "Unfortunately, it's too late for a lot of people at CNN...
  • Oregon: Baker County judge stands by decision to strike down Gov. Brown's coronavirus restrictions

    05/26/2020 12:48:34 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 10 replies
    KATU ^ | May 26, 2020 | KATU Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Baker County Judge Matthew Shirtcliff announced Tuesday that he will not vacate his injunction that made Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home orders temporarily "null and void." The Oregon Supreme Court issued an alternative writ of mandamus Saturday, which said that Shirtcliff had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to either vacate the injunction or explain why it should remain in place. Since Shirtcliff chose to stand by his original ruling, the state must file a brief with the Oregon Supreme Court by Thursday, May 28 and the plaintiffs must file briefs by Tuesday, June 2. Shirtcliff's decision tossed out...
  • PA SP cite Lehigh Valley gym owner who reopened in defiance of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus closure

    05/26/2020 2:36:08 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    The owner of a Lehigh County gym who opened Sunday in defiance of the shutdown of non-life-sustaining businesses received two summary citations, making it the first Lehigh Valley business cited during the coronavirus pandemic. Ed G. Frack opened his gym, SuperSets in Hanover Township, and encouraged other struggling small-business owners and anyone who supported them to join him outside the gym.
  • Man Dies After Being Handcuffed By Minneapolis Police; Video Shows Officer Kneeing Man’s Neck

    05/26/2020 7:00:16 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 189 replies ^ | 26 May 2020 | Unknown
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The FBI has been called to investigate after a man died Monday night in south Minneapolis after an encounter with police. In a statement early Tuesday, police described what happened as a medical incident. However, a video posted on social media shows an officer kneeing a man’s neck to the ground for several minutes. Before he goes unconscious, the man, who is black, repeatedly tells officers he can’t breathe. At a press conference Tuesday morning, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey alluded to the graphic footage, saying: “I believe what I saw, and what I saw was wrong at...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer not apologizing for strict coronavirus stay-at-home orders

    05/26/2020 6:18:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    “I’m never going to apologize for the fact that because there was a vacuum of leadership at the federal level, we had to take action to save people here in Michigan,” Ms. Whitmer said in an interview for “Axios on HBO” that was published this week. Ms. Whitmer recently extended her state’s stay-at-home order to June 12 even as some restrictions in certain parts of Michigan have been relaxed. . . . “There’s a slim part of the population that is showing up at the capital with their assault rifles and their Confederate flags and Nazi symbolism. But you know...
  • Five Quick Things: Let That Mask Slip

    05/25/2020 5:58:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 177 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 May 20 | Scott McKay
    That mask isn't virtuous, nor is it going to keep you from catching the virus. Plus, various other things. It’s time to say a few things which need to be said — and to irritate some people who need to be irritated (as they are surely irritating). And on with the show… 1. Enough with the Mask-Nazi nonsense. Those of us who refuse to live our lives in fear, or to bow to those who do, have a message for the rest of you — the time has come and gone for us to continue with this idiotic charade of...
  • Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders keeping churches closed

    05/24/2020 8:45:05 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/24/2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to free exercise of their religious beliefs.
  • Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Shut Down Black Church’s Sunday Services

    05/24/2020 9:12:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2020
    On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders. Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president. Who’s growing tired of this lunacy? — Prov356🇺🇸 (@cujo_14) May 24, 2020 The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and...

    05/24/2020 12:28:16 AM PDT · by 7thson · 49 replies
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  • Oregon Supreme Court to Baker County judge: Throw out injunction against governor’s emergency coronavirus orders by Tues., or explain why not

    05/23/2020 6:47:30 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 05/23/2020 | Maxine Bernstein
    The Oregon Supreme Court on Saturday issued a deadline to the Baker County judge who this week granted a preliminary injunction nullifying Oregon governor’s emergency coronavirus orders: Either throw out the injunction by 5 p.m. Tuesday or explain why he should not do so.
  • NYC Mayor Vows to Ban Fun on Memorial Day [semi-satire]

    05/23/2020 5:07:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 May 2020 | John Semmens
    A day at the beach at Coney Island has been a traditional start of summer for many New Yorkers for many decades. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio is determined to ensure that "this year will be different. I know a lot of our residents are itching to get outside into the sunshine. But I'm here to remind everyone that the pandemic is still with us. I will continue to dictate what is and isn't permitted until I decide whether it is safe to go outside." De Blasio was unmoved by evidence showing that the coronavirus is vulnerable to the ultraviolet...

    05/23/2020 10:54:30 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/19/2020 | Nick Koumalatsos
    This video got me very angry and upset. If you don't know who Nick Koumalatsos is, he's one bad ass Marine, who was in Marine Corp Special Operations as a Raider, he served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Search for his name with google and youtube he's been on many podcasts with other special operators about their wartime experiences. Now out of the military he opened a gym in North Carolina and recently had a very bad experience with the local police. In the video Nick Koumalatsos posted, someone else posted his encounter with the local police on the...
  • Moviegoers 'Pack' Michigan Drive-In Theater, 'Defying Gov. Whitmer' Stay-At-Home Order.........

    05/16/2020 4:38:58 PM PDT · by caww · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    The Capri Drive-in Theater in Branch County, Michigan, was packed on Friday evening, as moviegoers flocked in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order The Capri opened for business Friday night, just hours after governor Whitmer held a press conference slamming businesses in Michigan defying her orders. Despite Whitmer’s executive orders for people to shelter in place, and for all “non-essential” businesses to remain closed, The Capri opened, and vehicles — roughly a quarter mile long — lined up to get into the drive-in theater on Friday evening. Magocs said that they have made changes to The Capri in an...
  • Column: Is Pritzker’s coronavirus levee about to break?

    05/22/2020 2:14:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 May 2020 | John Kass
    “If you’d told me six months ago that the governor of Illinois would declare churches ‘nonessential’ and shut them down, while liquor stores are ‘essential’ and open, I’d have asked what blend of weed you were smoking,” Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society told me. The ministry serves the homeless. State and local social welfare agencies refer ex-convicts and others in dire circumstances to the ministry. The Jesus House had been offering food and clothing and church services indoors. But with coronavirus, and wanting to maintain proper social distancing, Brown took his operation to a private outdoor parking lot....
  • 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,...