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  • 13 more local businesses ordered to close for defying Gov. Pritzker’s orders

    10/23/2020 2:19:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    mystateline ^ | 10/22/2020 | WTVO
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Winnebago County Health Department has issued closure orders for 13 more locally owned businesses for remaining open or refusing to enforce face covering mandates, in defiance of Gov. JB Pritzker’s latest Region 1 COVID-19 restrictions. The Filling Station in Rockford, Ace Hardware in Roscoe, Spring Garden Restaurant in Loves Park, Opsahl’s Tavern in Rockford, Neli’s Family Restaurant in South Beloit, Casey’s Pub in Loves Park, Potato Shak in Loves Park, Nora’s Place in South Beloit, Firehouse Pub in Roscoe, JJ’s Tavern in South Beloit, Rascal’s Bar and Grill in Loves Park, RBI’s in Rockford, and...
  • Judge Blocks Wis. Governor From Outing Businesses With COVID-19 Cases

    10/05/2020 8:38:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/05/2020 | Matt Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — If Gov. Tony Evers was still entertaining ideas of outing more than 1,000 businesses that have reported two or more COVID-19 cases, a southeast Wisconsin judge has put those plans on hold. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd V. Carter late Thursday issued a temporary injunction barring the release of business names with employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Big 10 Cancellation Could Put Even More Small Businesses Under

    08/14/2020 6:14:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/14/2020 | Matt Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Downtown Madison didn’t need more bad news. State Street, the heart and soul of the capital city — typically bustling with university students and tourists in the stores, bars, and restaurants up and down its pedestrian mall — now struck down by economic hardship, offers just a glimpse of the countless businesses around the country struggling to stay afloat in 2020. As if the endless suffering of this tumultuous year — COVID-19, lockdowns, shutdowns, riots, and scared customers — weren’t enough, downtown Madison businesses on Tuesday learned the Big 10 is canceling its fall sports season. Now...
  • LA Mayor Will Cut Power, Water To Homes And Businesses That Disobey Him

    08/06/2020 9:41:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 120 replies
    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that he ordered the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut off the water and electricity to any homes, venues, or businesses in violation of COVID-19 safety measures. In April, Garcetti enacted a similar order that applied to any non-essential businesses that defied his “Safer at Home” mandate. The announcement comes just days after Los Angeles police responded to a “gang related” shooting at a large house party in Beverly Crest. According to Garcetti, this order will help limit people’s right to assemble. “We’ve been clear from the beginning that getting together in...
  • Hard Look at Political Polls – What They Miss

    07/25/2020 10:35:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | July 22, 2020 | Robert B. Charles
    Brace yourself for wave upon wave of … political polls. The latest show President Trump lagging presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, as usual. But stop. Let us do what no one does – look BEHIND these polls, understand the process and bias in polling. Take two recent polls, by NPR/PBS/Marist (NPR) and ABC/Washington Post (ABC). Both report new anti-Trump findings. Take a moment and unpack them. MSN.com – like may non-technical, left-leaning sites – summarizes both. A stinging line punctuates a leading paragraph. Says MSN, NPR’s poll “has Biden beating Trump 60 percent to 35 percent among suburban voters.”...
  • List: Black-owned Austin-area businesses you can support (um, NOT)

    07/21/2020 10:27:41 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    KVUE News ^ | 19 July 2020 | Rebecca Flores
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Black Lives Matter movement continues to be as important as ever, and many Austinites descended upon downtown streets to partake in protests. If you're looking for another way you can make a positive impact in the community, you can take action by supporting Black-owned businesses in your area. We've made it a little easier for you by providing a list of black-owned businesses in the Austin area. SNIP Restaurants/bars/etc. 3 Small Plates Catering 7-Eleven - Round Rock 11 Degrees Daiquiri African Market/Nigerian restaurant Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant Anything's Baked Potato Aura Rainwater Baby Greens B.B. Treats BB's...
  • Due to Seattle’s unrest, billion-dollar investment firm moving to Phoenix

    06/22/2020 7:14:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 86 replies
    ktar.com ^ | June 22, 2020 | PETER SAMORE
    PHOENIX — Coronavirus pandemic or not, an investment advisory company is leaving the cultural unrest in Seattle and moving its headquarters to Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor. ” … The unrest that has taken place in the city of Seattle … there is really is not a downtown business community today,” Smead Capital Management, President and CEO Cole Smead told KTAR News 92.3 FM. Smead said that although taxes in Seattle are lower, candidate recruitment is harder and the cost of living within the city is more expensive than Phoenix. “We’re hearing rumors of 40-story buildings that will be only 20-percent occupied...
  • USA Today Pushed Leftist Event Calling for Boycotts of Businesses Not Supporting BLM

    06/19/2020 1:46:25 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/19/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The media continue to take the knee to Black Lives Matter. USA Today pushed a leftist event calling for people to boycott companies that don’t support the movement.
  • Mark Dice Well Said

    06/12/2020 5:55:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/12/20 | Mark Dice
    Enjoy! https://youtu.be/JdoBIO2z_Kk 
  • Group of businesses file suit against Whitmer, challenge executive authority

    04/28/2020 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Crain's Detroit ^ | 4/28/20 | Dustin Walsh
    **SNIP** The lawsuit challenges Whitmer's executive powers and seeks an immediate injunction. "For the first time in our state's history - indeed, in our nation's history - the state government is mass quarantining healthy people instead of the sick," the lawsuit reads. "As a free people, we have the unalienable right to pursue happiness, which includes the freedom to make our own choices about our safety and welfare without unconstitutional interference. In the face of the coronavirus, it means the freedom to choose whether to stay at home, or to keep calm and carry on with the things that make...
  • Business owners protest to open Illinois’ economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

    04/28/2020 2:44:04 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    Effingham Daily News ^ | April 27, 2020 | Greg Bishop
    Protests outside the Illinois State Capitol drew several dozen people from around the state. Some were business owners affected by Pritzker’s stay-home order that’s been in effect since March 21. Those orders lead to more than 700,000 Illinoisans filing for unemployment benefits since the beginning of March. Ashley McLemore from Dixon traveled to Springfield to protest the orders and to urge the state’s economy to reopen. She said they had to close their music teaching business. “The day that we closed, we had ten instructors and 85 students and about 90 percent of those students were coming for music therapy,”...
  • Protesters Descend On Wisconsin Capitol To Send A Message: We’re Done Staying Home

    04/25/2020 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 25, 2010 | Kylee Zempel
    Wisconsinites are signaling they're done playing political games and aren't buying into the idea that they're 'Safer at Home.' MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin stay-at-home orders were supposed to expire Friday. Instead, thousands of disgruntled Wisconsinites descended upon the capitol in protest after the Evers administration extended the Dairy State’s so-called Safer at Home order another month. Endless blaring honks turned to white noise as vehicles backed up East Washington Avenue before circling the capitol, with many waving signs and flags out of windows and sun roofs. One man drove a Yukon decked out with Trump 2020 gear, pulling a trailer...
  • Las Vegas mayor slams coronavirus shutdowns of nonessential businesses as 'total insanity'

    04/17/2020 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16,2020 | By Nick Givas
    Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman called the closing of nonessential businesses in Nevada "total insanity" during a city council meeting on Wednesday, and pushed for state officials to speed up the recovery process before it's too late. "This shutdown has become one of total insanity in my opinion," she said. "For there is no backup of data as to why we are shut down from the start. No plan in place, how to move through the shutdown or how even to come out of it." Goodman, who is also a Democrat, called for the entire state to be reopened as...
  • Mnuchin says he thinks US businesses could reopen in May

    04/09/2020 7:10:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 09 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he thought the United States could reopen the economy during the month of May. “I do,” Mnuchin told CNBC host Jim Cramer in a phone interview on Thursday morning in response to a direct question about whether the country could be “open for business” in the month of May. “I think as soon as the president feels comfortable with the medical issues, we are making everything necessary that Americans companies and American workers can be open for business and that they have the liquidity to operate their business in the interim,” Mnuchin continued....
  • How Patriotic American Businesses Are Stepping Up To Beat The Wuhan Virus

    03/27/2020 6:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 27, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    American entrepreneurs are finding new ways to manufacture essential masks, ventilators, and other virus-fighting tools. We need to count on them if we want to win this war against the pandemic. As confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases in the United States surpass 60,000, our nation is in war mode. Winning a war requires all hands on deck. It appears American businesses and innovators are up to the challenge, however, as more and more private companies are contriving creative ways to play a part in beating this pandemic.In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been making apparent his state’s dire need for...
  • The Wuhan Virus Is Serious, But Shutting Down Isn’t The Long-Term Answer

    03/25/2020 4:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    What to do about the U.S. economy in the wake of the Wuhan virus? The answer requires a mix of both short-term suppression and then long-term mitigation. Lots of people didnÂ’t see the COVID-19 pandemic coming. Many prognosticators who didnÂ’t have since found their way into two camps. In the first camp, the occupants are in full panic mode. We should all shut everything down for the time-being, they say. In the second camp, the occupants are borderline dismissive of the Wuhan virus threat. Both sides are completely wrong.The camp dismissive of the virus is dead wrong. Many do this...
  • San Francisco, solid blue city of -- empty storefronts and missing young people

    01/12/2020 9:59:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2020 | Monica Showalter
    San Francisco is getting to be a hellhole and not just because crooks are having a field day, or a vast homeless army has prompted new tech 'innovations' in poop-map apps. It's actually becoming a city with a hollowed out look, redolent of some place like Steubenville, Ohio or maybe Utica, New York, during the bad years, empty storefronts and missing young people. So much for the trope that leftwing cities, with their walkable boulevards full of food trucks, handmade crafts, knitting shops, bookstores, artisan cheese shops, gourmet restaurants, and cafes are more lively and liveable than rightwing places. For awhile, that did seem to...
  • In a theme park parking lot at night, a worker sleeps in her car.

    12/05/2019 6:35:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chabeli Herrera
    You’re not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the world’s busiest theme park. This is the place where the pixie dust loses its sparkle. It’s where the low-wage workers who power Orlando’s tourism machine leave the attractions, hotels and eateries and fade into a community that doesn’t have enough affordable housing, public transportation or opportunities in...
  • How Big Government Hurts Women

    11/18/2019 10:10:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    PragerU ^ | November 18, 2019 | Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum
    Government-mandated employee perks might sound like a good way to help out working women, but, in reality, these programs do more harm than good. European women are already paying the price, and American women might be next. Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum, explains how keeping the government out of the workplace goes a long way toward keeping women in it. For more information on Independent Women's Forum visit IWF.org
  • In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax — with lawmakers’ blessing | Special Report

    11/14/2019 6:50:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    EBay Inc., the online auction company with 180 million buyers around the world, earned $34 million of profit in Florida in 2014, according to state auditors. At Florida’s official corporate income tax rate of 5.5 percent, eBay should have paid more than $1.8 million in state taxes -- enough money to hire 40 new teachers. But records show eBay actually paid $18,810 -- not even enough to hire one. It’s not an isolated example. Auditors say Sanofi Pasteur Inc., one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, earned an estimated $55 million of profits in Florida between 2008 and 2013 --...