This is Chiraq’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015. Read all the details here.
And this occurred despite Chicago Police increasing patrols to enforce Mayor Lightfoot’s stay-at-home order. From a story three days prior:
“As the long holiday weekend kicks off, Chicago police say they will be enforcing the stay-at-home order.
The city is calling it an “all-hands-on-deck” strategy. Chicago police are increasing patrolling, including near major transit hubs and that is just one of the many things are doing to help keep people safe this weekend.
Memorial Day weekend in the past has typically been one of the most violent times in the city.
“This Memorial Day weekend will be like no other,” said Rich Guidice, Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
CPD will enforce the stay-at-home order and be on the lookout to breakup large gatherings and issue citations.”
Well, this Memorial Day weekend was like no other…but not in the way they anticipated. Great leadership, Mayor Lightfoot!
(FYI: Mayor Lightfoot’s Twitter bio now includes the following: “Delightfully strict.”)
Almost a year ago I quit shopping at Wal-Mart due to their relationship with China. We now make our grocery purchases from a local employee-owned grocery store.
We use to make monthly trips to the city to do large purchases at a family-owned, Oklahoma grocery chain. That has come to an end, unfortunately, because of the Wuhan virus. I really miss that monthly trip as this store is THE BEST: Extremely WIDE aisles, HUGE grocery carts, good prices, TONS of checkout stations available and they employ people with disabilities to bag your groceries.
The fear of going out to grocery stores and catching the virus combined with the severe restrictions stores have been ordered to implement (only one person per cart, only go one way in the aisle, etc.), many people are now ordering online for delivery or pick up. And they are ordering from those big chain stores that have the resources to implement those options: Walmart, Target and Amazon.
Demorat Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has recognized that many SNAP recipients may want to use their benefits in the same way and will now allow online SNAP purchases (which was approved by the federal government). From his tweets:
“To keep more families safe and healthy, my administration is expanding the ways in which SNAP recipients can acquire groceries to include online purchasing.
The best part is that in addition to helping families shop a little easier and safer during this pandemic, this is a permanent new feature of the SNAP landscape in Illinois that will support our residents for many years to come.”
While I’m all for people having options to make online purchasing, I’m saddened to see that major, big-box corporations will most likely be the primary beneficiaries (Walmart and Amazon have already agreed to be part of the program). Aren’t those the exact type of wealthy companies that demorats claim to despise?
You know the local mom-and-pop stores and locally-owned stores aren’t going to benefit from this new SNAP option nearly as much as Walmart and Amazon. Just a shame that while big boxes thrive, our local small businesses are dying. With the support of our taxpayer dollars.
MyFoxChicago reports that there is a Change.org petition that urges Creepy Joe to support a universal basic income of $2,000/month for U.S. residents because of the devastating effects of the response to the Wuhan virus. As of my scheduling this post, the petition had 240,000 of their goal of 300,000 signatures. From their story:
“Although the CARES Act was able to get $1,200 to taxpayers, millions of people fell through the cracks and still have not received their stimulus check,” the petition read.
Nearly a month after President Donald Trump signed the historic $2.2 trillion CARES Act into law, which saw millions of individual Americans receive one-time $1,200 stimulus payments, Democrats have powered another massive relief bill through the House, breaking the previous record at $3 trillion.
It has no chance of becoming law as written, but sparked difficult negotiations with the White House and Senate Republicans, as many say the first round of relief payments were not enough to combat the devastating economic effects caused by pandemic lockdowns aimed at stopping the spread of the disease.”
I voted for Governor Kevin Stitt. One of the main reasons was his strong stance on the Second Amendment. I haven’t always been pleased with some of his actions but when is a politician going to make everyone happy all the time?
Yesterday, my governor made me very happy. Gov. Stitt signed SB 1081 known as the “Anti-Red Flag Act.”
This bill prevents cities and towns in our state from enacting policies that would allow a court or other entity to restrict gun access to people deemed to be an imminent danger. It is also the first kind in the nation.
The Oklahoman reports that Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense is upset about this, of course. Read that story here.
While I’m all for crazy people not having guns, I whole-heartedly support due process. And I’m also very leery of demorats’ desire for red flag laws. Maybe that’s because their end goal is always to take away our guns.
OSHA going after the salon owner because she opened her business against “orders.”
OSHA deems her an “employer” instead of a business who has independent contractors – which is how many, many salons operate. OSHA didn’t like her answers, so somehow CPS got involved and visited her family. A CPS bureaucrat questioned her son ALONE without a parent or attorney present.
“Dana (@DLoesch) is joined by Lindsey Graham, Owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, OR – who was recently fined $14,000 by OSHA for safely and responsibly opening her salon, and the additional oppressive tactics by CPS (Child Protective Services) getting involved, which is essentially the use of government agencies to bully her and her family. This is just another example of how tiny tyrants are showing themselves, and law abiding citizens end up as victims. None of this should happen in a FREE society! Visit https://www.glamoursalonsalem.com/”
What the heck, why not? The government wants to spend $100 billion here, proposing $3 TRILLION there. Then we’ve got the $25 TRILLION clock.
Does fiscal responsibility really matter any more?
Apparently not. Creepy Joe Biden wants folks to have their rent and mortgage “forgiven” during the Wuhan virus. Don’t know how that will work out for landlords and banks though. I’m sure they, in turn, would be given some kind of taxpayer “relief.”
HuffPo reports that Biden’s plan includes forgiveness for rent and mortgage during the Wuhan virus. Depending upon which state you live in, that could go on until a vaccine is developed. Or a cure. Or until the demorat governor declares the emergency is over. Take your pick.
Biden said, “There should be rent forgiveness and there should be mortgage forgiveness now in the middle of this crisis. Forgiveness. Not paid later, forgiveness. It’s critically important to people who are in the lower-income strata.”
One missing element from Biden’s statement though: The former vice president’s Democratic campaign didn’t have any details on the proposal.
We don’t need any details. After all, we just have to pass a “forgiveness” bill to find out what is in it.
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee with his buddy Obama
Prisoners across the country are being released to stop the spread of Wuhan virus in order to “protect public health.”
You know that many criminals are going to go back to their old ways. Three of them recently released in Washington State did just that.
KOMO News reports that three prisoners released were re-arrested for new crimes. One smashed some boards at a restaurant while high as a kite, another stole items from a store and another took police on a high speed chase.
After the criminals were arrested AGAIN they were released AGAIN.
A representative from the Seattle Police Officers Guild said, “I said they were going to reoffend.”
Here’s the kicker from KOMO: “We asked Inslee what he’s now doing to reassure the public. He did not answer that question but his office sent us a statement that reads in part: “This group was chosen to reduce the risk to public safety, but no choice could be made to guarantee that there would never be a new crime committed.”
Hypocrite: Epidemiologist whose computer model prompted coronavirus lockdown policy had trysts with married woman
The U.S. Wuhan virus models have been way off target
Some random thoughts about the rush to shutdown so many businesses in this country
The economic cost of shutting down the US economy
A Planned Pandemic?
You really believe that these bureaucrats are going to protect you? They can’t even solve a decade-long problem of homelessness nor properly set up a web site.
From Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Twitter timeline of accomplishments in her city:
“Since mid-April, the Navigation Team has referred 29 unsheltered individuals from the Ballard Commons area to recently opened tiny home villages and enhanced shelter beds at Lake Union Village, T.C. Spirit Village, and Lakefront Community House.”
As of 2018 there were over 12,000 homeless people in Seattle. The city has a population of just over 600,000. The city managed to refer 29 “unsheltered” people to tine home villages. You do the math.
The good mayor also sent out this tweet to apparently help somehow help small businesses impacted by the mandated shutdown:
“Nearly 5,000 businesses responded to round one of the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. Round two is now open! Respond by May 21: https://bit.ly/3deWLii #SupportSeattleSmallBiz @SeattleChamber”
One problem when you click on the Seattle OED link: “404 – File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”
But it’s all good because of course, a hashtag: #WeGotThisSeattle!
No parks for you!
But room for you!/Q13 Fox photo
Homeless allowed to “social distance” during Wuhan virus in Seattle/photo by Rob Harwood
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