Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, May 29, 2018.
he's on the talk show circuit again .....................
The ego is really expanding beyond what I saw': Former assistant health secretary Brett Giroir blasts Fauci's attacks on GOP lawmakers and warns his former colleague to stay out of issues involving 'liberty or rights'
Former President Trump's Assistant Health Secretary, Brett Giroir, has criticized the country's Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci
Giroir said that Fauci's 'ego' was getting the better of him since Biden took office
He advised the nation's top doctor to stay out of politics and focus on health
Giroir joined Sen. Tom Cotton joined in latest Republican backlash against Fauci
He called Fauci a 'so-called expert' who believes he's the 'epitome of knowledge'
Also blasted him for 'lying' to Congress over 'gain of function' research funding
Fauci brushed off GOP criticism of his policies in an interview on Sunday
He accused the Republicans of 'lies' and said he was being scapegoated
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul hit back at Fauci, saying he believes he is 'the science'
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A legal change is needed such that lawmakers, judges, etc. can be more easily held accountable when they make bad decisions.
New York man robs woman at knifepoint, is released without bail, steals from another woman hours later: police
A New York City man was arrested for allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint in the subway on Nov. 22, was released hours later without bail and then proceeded to steal an iPhone from another woman on the subway the next morning, officials said.
Augustin Garcia, 63, is facing charges of petit larceny, grand larceny, robbery, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal trespassing. He allegedly stole a woman's purse on the afternoon of Nov. 22 and ran onto a train, then "displayed a knife and told her to stay back" when she pursued him, according to a criminal complaint.
After he was arrested, prosecutors requested a $15,000 cash bail or a $45,000 bond, but Judge James Clynes let him go on supervised release just after midnight on Nov. 23, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office told Fox News.
Typical political arrogance, threatening the Supreme Court if it does give you the ruling you want...Progressive Marxists cannot tolerate free speech, they always make threats of violence...
Top Scientist Blasts Fauci As A ‘Serial Liar,’ Slams Ex-Biden Pandemic Adviser As An ‘Empty Head,’ ‘Dolt’
Richard H. Ebright, an award-winning scientist and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, responded to statements made by Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday by repeatedly calling Fauci a “serial liar.”
Ebright responded to each of the following comments made on social media by stating, “Serial liars–like Fauci–will be serial liars.”
#1: “Fauci is such a tool. The question posed to him in congress was whether he funded gain of function research. He either did or he didn’t. He said he didn’t. New evidence suggests he did. This isn’t a scientific question.”
#2: “Fauci: ‘I’m going to be saving lives and they’re going to be lying’ – POLITICO Anyone who’s been this wrong and misled people this much should not hide behind ‘science’ especially when he has so blatantly ignored or misunderstood the ‘science’ throughout.”
#3: “Fauci then implied that Senator Ted Cruz should be prosecuted for Jan. 6. ‘And I’m going to be saving lives, and they’re going to be lying,’ he added. He also proclaimed: ‘I represent science! … And if you damage science, you’re doing something very detrimental to society…’”
Ebright criticized Fauci earlier this year after The Intercept obtained hundreds of pages of previously undisclosed information from the NIH that allegedly showed that EcoHealth Alliance used federal grant money to fund dangerous bat coronavirus research in the Chinese labs.
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NY Republicans vow to take legal action if de Blasio signs bill allowing non-citizens to vote
The New York City Council is set to vote next week on a measure that would allow non-citizens to register to vote in municipal elections, but Republicans are readying themselves to challenge it in court if they have to.
At a Thursday news conference, New York State Republican Party members vowed to do whatever they can.
"We pledge action, legal or otherwise, any means necessary to stop this dangerous legislation from undermining our elections," party chairman Nick Langworthy said.
The bill, if it becomes law, would allow more than 800,000 non-citizen residents to vote, according to the New York Times.
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'Let's Go Brandon' store opens in Massachusetts town
A "Let's Go Brandon" Store is now open in the Massachusetts town of North Attleboro, not far from the Rhode Island line.
The retail location sells "Let's Go Brandon" merchandise such as hats, shirts, and signs, according to WJAR-TV of Providence, Rhode Island.
A photo posted by the station shows the store's outdoor sign, which includes sets of auto-racing-style checkered flags.
Other retailers have also launched efforts to cash in on the phrase. In Minnesota, for example, the bakery at Palubicki's Family Market in Fosston offers "Let's Go Brandon" cookies, KVLY-TV of Fargo, North Dakota, recently reported.
The phrase became an internet sensation in early October after an NBC Sports reporter working at a NASCAR Xfinity Series race incorrectly reported that fans were chanting "Let’s go, Brandon!" following a victory by driver Brandon Brown, when they were really shouting, "F--- Joe Biden!"
Memes, jokes, and comments immediately began to spread across the internet posted by users – either mocking NBC’s coverage during the interview, or criticizing President Biden. Since then, profane anti-Biden chants at college football games and other events have sometimes been replaced by the less R-rated "Let’s go, Brandon" chants.
Tennessee state Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Democrat, tweeted last month that she believes the anti-Biden chant "should be equal to burning the flag."
Some Republicans, meanwhile, have embraced the phrase. For example, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last month chose the site of Brandon, Florida, near Tampa, for a bill-signing ceremony in a thinly veiled jab at the president.
It was unclear if there were any similar "Let's Go Brandon" stores opening in the Providence area.
Even MORE aides to Kamala Harris are 'eyeing the exits' after four staffers left in just two weeks
Kamala Harris could lose even more staffers, a Saturday report revealed, after four of her aides departed in the matter for just two weeks amid rumors of turmoil in the West Wing.
People familiar with the conversations told Politico that even more ‘key members of Harris’ orbit’ are ‘eyeing the exits’ and have expressed interest in leaving less than a year into her vice presidency.
Among the four staffers departing Harris’ office are Symone Sanders, who as senior adviser and chief spokesperson is one of the vice president’s closest aides. Ashley Etienne, the office’s communications director, is also leaving.
Officials maintain Sanders and Etienne’s departures were long-planned and not evidence of the reported turmoil.
Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, have both told others in the vice president's office that they are also leaving, administration officials told the Washington Post. Both are expected to remain in the administration or take jobs in close coordination with the White House.
Some Democratic allies have urged Harris to embrace the concept of a reset after a rocky first year as vice president, which has been riddled with project failures – like addressing the southern border crisis – and reports of tensions between her team and the president’s.
Harris’ staff are leaving because they're burned out, there are better opportunities elsewhere and they don't want to be permanently branded a 'Harris person,' according to Axios.
Try to spin this, Joe: Inflation soars to highest level in nearly 40 YEARS as 'Bidenflation' sees prices jump 6.8% in biggest rise since Reagan admin after White House had secret meetings with journalists begging for better press on economy
The US inflation rate has hit its highest level in nearly 40 years, adding woes for consumers and compounding the issue as a political liability for President Joe Biden. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent last month after surging 0.9 percent in October, the Labor Department said on Friday. It pushed annual inflation to 6.8 percent in November, the highest increase since June 1982 and well above October's 6.2 percent annual rate. A labor shortage is boosting wages, sending costs higher for businesses, and chaos in the supply chain is showing little sign of easing, indicating that high inflation could persist well into 2022. 'With supply shortages likely to stick around until next year and service-sector prices trending higher, inflation is going to get worse before it gets better,' said Sam Bullard, a senior economist at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Brian Williams warns of darkness spreading during final broadcast as NBC anchor
After 28 years as an anchor with NBC networks, Brian Williams called it quits on Thursday during his MSNBC show The 11th Hour. While his final episode was filled with old colleagues and recurring guests celebrating his career and paying him lip service, his final message was filled with warning.
“My biggest worry is for my country,” Williams said. “I'm not a liberal or a conservative. I'm an institutionalist. I believe in this place. And in my love of my country I yield to no one, but the darkness on the edge of town has spread to roads and highways and neighborhoods.”
“Grown men and women who swore an oath to our constitution, elected by our constituents, possessing the kinds of college degrees I can only dream of have decided to join the mob and become something they are not, hoping we somehow forget who they were,” Williams continued. “They've decided to burn it all down with us inside. That should scare you to no end as much as it scares an aging volunteer fireman.”
While Williams made it clear he has no immediate plans post-MSNBC, he did leave the door open for a possible return to television at some point. He said, “I will probably find it impossible to be silent and stay away from you and lights and cameras after I experiment with relaxation and find out what I've missed and what's out there.”
Williams’s career as a journalist has been tumultuous towards the end. While anchor for NBC’s flagship Nightly News, he was suspended and ultimately reassigned for exaggerating a harrowing helicopter ride in Iraq. Despite the professional setback, he is one of the more beloved anchors of the past 20 years. The mash-up raps of his from The Tonight Show have garnered tens of millions clicks online.
“As a proud New Jersey native, this is where I get to say, regrets, I've had a few, too few to mention,” Williams said in his final minutes on the show. “What a ride it's been. Where else, how else was a kid like me going to meet presidents and kings and the occasional rock star?”
Ominous. But way too vague to do much with.
Inflation and supply chain problems will only go away if we (make-)believe like Biden
The grocery store was out of cotton balls. Luckily, I didn’t need cotton balls – don’t believe I ever have – but the empty shelf looked odd. Maybe every other parent did a run on Santa-themed craft supplies.
I did need canned cat food for our nightly feedings of the neighborhood stray. Those shelves were empty too. About three neighbors feed the same feline so I figured they could pick up the slack.
Every week, the store is out of something else. Last week it was our favorite soft drink, three weeks ago it was paper towels, and before that it was pretzels – every brand was missing.
None of these shortages are a big deal. Even a carb addict like me can skip pretzels for a week. But the shortages are so random. It’s hard not to feel like something is off.
That economic uncertainty is only amplified when you see how much more you’re paying the cashier at the end of the visit.
Biden often says 'there's no problem to see here'
Addressing empty shelves and Amazon delays, the president assured Americans not to believe our lying eyes.
“If you’ve watched the news recently, you might think the shelves in all our stores are empty across the country,” Biden said. “The CEOs I met with this week reported that their inventories are up, shelves are well stocked, and they’re ready to meet the consumer demand for the holidays.”
After implying there are no shortages, he assured the nation that our current shortages are no big deal.
“Some of you moms and dads may remember Cabbage Patch Kids back in the ‘80s or Beanie Babies in the ‘90s, or other toys that have run out at Christmas time in past years when there was no supply chain problem,” Biden said.
In October, Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked the pre-Christmas shortages of appliances, furniture and exercise equipment as “the tragedy of the treadmill that's delayed.” Chief of Staff Ron Klain dismissed them as “high-class problems” that Americans should stop complaining about.
Meanwhile, the first two items on my daughter’s Amazon wish list are unavailable, and I doubt a garage-sale Cabbage Patch Kid will suffice.
The White House communication strategy on everything, from Afghanistan to the border to the economy, has been “there isn’t a problem and even if there is, it’s fine.” No one should be surprised by Biden’s collapsing polls.
But shortages will be hard for voters to ignore
Voters might ignore Biden’s gaslighting on Afghanistan since they don’t know anyone stuck in Kabul that he promised to evacuate. Others can ignore gaslighting on the border since thousands of migrants aren’t camped under the nearest freeway bridge. But they can’t ignore the random shortages, missed deliveries and rising prices at the pump and the grocery store.
Insulting the intelligence of average voters is no way to win the midterms. Pretending massive supply chain issues don’t exist will only increase the backlash. And acting as if inflation isn’t pegged at 6.2% adds to the nation’s sour mood.
The Biden shortages are random but are mostly due to the broken supply chain. Canned cat food is blamed on more households with pets, an aluminum shortage and a dearth of workers. Pretzel-free aisles are likely due to strikes at several snack and cereal companies, along with slower shipping.
And a “cotton squeeze” has rocked world markets, leading to a 50% increase in the price. Kids across the country should keep their Santas clean shaven.
These are all real issues, certainly not disastrous but real. For the White House to pretend voters are just imagining them won’t help them win a news cycle, let alone elections in 2022 and 2024.
Personally, I think they threw him down the darkest hole in the world. He's been wearing a tidy pinafore dress and been given an all day sucker to work on while they empty his skull of anything relevant or maybe not, just for laughs. That obnoxious drunken SEAL that says he shot him - something doesn't sound right about all that to my ear. At a minimum his teammates must not think too highly of that behavior, unless it's deliberate and he's just doing what he's agreed to do.
I am not sure that supply chain issues are completely within Biden's control. We have similar issues in Britain and throughout much of Europe. Here in Britain people like to blame Brexit, a local issue, for what is a global problem.
Are you having similar issues with inflation as we are here in the states?...
I'm glad Brexit happened, I know it doesn't affect me either way because I'm an American, but in my view Britain was never a part of Europe and should not have been part of the EU...