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  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Signs Sweeping Mask Order Threatening Violators With $500 Fine

    07/11/2020 10:08:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 141 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 10 A.D. 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday that goes into effect Monday mandating face masks in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces. It introduces a misdemeanor charge with a $500 fine for violators who refuse. “The heroes on the front lines of this crisis have gone hours without taking their masks off every day, doctors, nurses, child care workers, grocery store workers. We owe it to them to wear our masks when we’re on a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy,” Whitmer said in a press release. “For the sake of your loved ones, let’s all...
  • The Friday Before the Fourth of July: Let’s Shut Everything Down Again!

    07/04/2020 5:29:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 7-3-20 | MOTUS
    Could things possibly get any more transparent? A June jobs report that indicates 5 million new jobs were created. Well technically that’s 5 million jobs that were hijacked and held hostage by Cootie Panic were just released. Trump’s economy is attempting to come back with a vengeance. Can’t have that in an election year so time to re-trigger the panic button: Surge! Surge! Ten  thousand new cases - in a day! A DAY! – in Florida. Alert! Alert! Stop the great recovery reopening of America!!!! NOW! We are to ignore the fact that this virus was NEVER going to abate...
  • Michigan House passes bill to make employee microchips voluntary

    06/26/2020 12:58:38 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 56 replies
    https://www.jpost.com ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    The bill will now be introduced into the State Senate, where if it passes Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be able to sign the legislation into Michigan law.
  • Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Support of Businesses Suffering from Arbitrary and Irrational Restrictions of Michigan Governor's COVID-19 Orders

    06/20/2020 4:01:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 29, 2020 | DOJ
    The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Michigan federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by seven businesses challenging the restrictions imposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The statement of interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr’s April 27, 2020 initiative directing Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, to review state and local policies to ensure that civil liberties are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
  • 77-Year-Old Barber Wins Again: Whitmer Caves on Attempt to Strip License

    06/19/2020 12:28:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 18 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Michigan barber Karl Manke scored another victory on Wednesday when the Gretchen Whitmer administration gave up in its quest to prevent him from working. The 77-year-old Owosso barber has repeatedly defeated Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel in court, and now he has been handed his operating license back. Manke continued to operate his barbershop despite the lockdown and legal threats from Whitmer and Nessel.
  • Gretchen Whitmer: Attempts to Limit Power ‘Irresponsible, Dangerous, and Foolish’ (it's good to be the king)

    06/18/2020 12:15:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 18 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lashed out at the legislature and citizens circulating petitions on Wednesday, claiming that attempts to limit her power are “irresponsible, dangerous, and foolish.” “I want to be very clear,” she said Wednesday, “any attempt to strip away the powers of the governor during this time is irresponsible, dangerous, and foolish.” Katherine Henry, an attorney from Hudsonville, authored the Restore Freedom Initiative, which would amend the state Constitution to:
  • Whitmer to extend Michigan's state of emergency amid coronavirus

    06/17/2020 12:33:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will extend the state’s coronavirus state of emergency, which was set to expire Friday. Whitmer said during a press conference that Michigan “will remain in some form of a state of emergency order.” “All 50 states are in some form of state of emergency and we will have to be as well,” Whitmer added.
  • Clinton Says Females Are Superior Leaders [semi-satire]

    06/17/2020 9:40:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Using the COVID pandemic as an illustration, unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boasted that "women are superior leaders. Out of all the governors called upon to deal with the virus the one who stands head-and-shoulders above the rest is Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. She is my hero." "Gov. Whitmer was quicker than anyone else to recognize that ordinary people are incapable of making wise decisions on their own," Clinton asserted. "She was the first to neutralize individual self-reliance and the most thorough in establishing the widest authoritarian control ever seen in America. Her ruthless enforcement of her executive directives is...
  • Wednesday News Roundup: Whitmer Loses, Slurring Pelosi, and 22 Rs Shame Themselves

    06/10/2020 5:18:00 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Generalissimo gets poured out of court again. – Much as Michigan’s aspiring banana republic dictator, Gretchen Whitmer, tries to ignore the constitution in her serial abuse of the citizenry, the courts just keep telling her no. On Tuesday, Frau Gretchen suffered not one, but two setbacks: Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ruled that the felony provisions included in her draconian shutdown orders are unconstitutional and thus unenforceable; and Shiawassee County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart ruled that, due to a Supreme Court decision issued last Friday, Whitmer and fellow fascist Attorney General Dana Nessel must cease and...
  • Petition language to recall Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer approved by state board

    06/08/2020 7:20:57 PM PDT · by Bayard · 97 replies
    Mlive ^ | Justin P. Hicks
    The language in a petition to recall Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the signing of nine of her executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic has been approved by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers. Albion resident Chad Baase, 39, was successful in his third attempt at coming up with “clear and factual” language to move forward with the recall petition process. He and his group -- the Committee to Recall Governor Gretchen Whitmer -- must come up with more than 1 million signatures from registered voters in 60 days or less to trigger a recall election...... .....The Board of State Canvassers...
  • Gov. Whitmer responds to lack of social distancing at protests against police brutality

    06/06/2020 3:59:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    mlive ^ | 6/05/20 | Justin P. Hicks
    No cases of coronavirus have been traced back to protests in Michigan, state officials said Friday, one day after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II took part in a “peaceful unity march" through Highland Park and Detroit. Some Michiganders who observed photos and video from the event have noted that the governor, who has consistently called for residents to wear masks and keep 6 feet apart to reduce the spread of COVID-19, did not observe that during the march. On Friday, June 5, Whitmer was asked about the march and if health officials have concerns that the...
  • Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with 77-Year-Old Barber over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    06/05/2020 10:55:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the Michigan Supreme Court sided with 77-year-old barber Karl Manke over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday. Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel have been relentlessly pursuing Manke, attempting to force the closure of his shop during the coronavirus pandemic. Great Lakes News reported on Facebook late Friday that the Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Owosso barber — a stunning decision, given the narrow 4-3 ideological split in favor of conservatives.
  • State Employees Laid Off One Day Per Week Will Get That $600 Per Week Federal Boost

    06/02/2020 2:05:19 PM PDT · by cva41 · 34 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/22/2020 | not listed
    On May 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that 31,000 state employees will be laid off for two days per pay period [one day a week], starting May 27 and running through July 25. This arrangement takes advantage of a federal program known as Work Share to reduce costs in the face of huge revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and lockdown.
  • Gretchen Whitmer to Michigan Residents: ‘Google How to Do a Haircut’

    06/02/2020 1:50:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 02 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) dismissed growing impatience with her economic lockdown orders Monday and recommended residents take to the Internet to learn how to cut their own hair. Whitmer is easing some restrictions in the coming weeks, but has not budged on allowing barber shops and hair salons to legally reopen. “Like me, you need a haircut desperately? A couple more weeks of this and we may be back in a place where we’re able to do that safely,” she said.
  • As coronavirus reopenings begin, what are the safest, riskiest activities? Gyms, hair cuts, bars, and more ranked

    06/02/2020 1:32:10 PM PDT · by lightman · 43 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 June A.D. 2020 | Taylor DesOrmeau
    As governments continue to ease restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the burden of managing risk is shifting to people. Experts have advised people for months to wear masks, wash their hands and stay 6 feet apart. But now that some public places are reopening, individuals must decide for themselves which ones to continue to avoid and which ones pose little risk of spreading the virus. MLive spoke to the following four public health experts in Michigan, asking them to assess the risk various activities pose to spreading coronavirus. Dr. Matthew Sims, Beaumont Health director of infectious disease research Dr. Dennis...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifts state's stay-at-home order

    06/01/2020 1:19:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that she is lifting her state's stay-at-home order effective next week, easing restrictions placed on businesses and public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the new guidelines, stores will be able to have customers without appointments and restaurants will be able to have customers dine in, but social distancing requirements remain in place requiring limited capacity. The state has noted that coronavirus cases and deaths have dropped more sharply and treatment capacities at hospitals and other health-care facilities have improved, among other criteria. “While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we...
  • Gretchen Whitmer Silent After Governor’s Office Attacked by Rioters

    06/01/2020 8:00:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) office building was attacked in downtown Lansing on Sunday, and so far, she has not responded to that, or the other destruction in the capital city. The George Romney Building — named after Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) father — suffered damage after rioters broke several windows and sprayed graffiti on pillars.
  • Gov. Whitmer wants designated areas for peaceful protesting as unrest continues nationwide

    05/31/2020 7:51:07 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 42 replies
    MLive ^ | May 30, 2020 | John Tunison
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling for communities to designate areas for people to protest peacefully as demonstrations, some turning violent, continue across the nation over issues of police brutality against minorities.She issued a statement Saturday, May 30, asking the public to protest peaceflly but also to adhere to social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic continues.“The First Amendment right to protest has never been more important, and in this moment when we are still battling a killer virus, it is crucial that those who choose to demonstrate do so peacefully, and in a way that follows social distancing guidelines to protect...
  • As Biden running mate decision nears, negative stories on candidates increase

    05/28/2020 10:33:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Simonson
    "Our Governor is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to her," the New Mexico Republican Party tweeted Wednesday. "A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order to stock up on some high-end jewelry." Just a day before, Whitmer was forced to address reports that her husband had used her name at a dock to help get their boat placed in the water faster ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. “My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in...
  • Gretchen Whitmer slips state money to leftist political operatives to spy on Michiganders, then lies about it

    05/28/2020 5:09:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    It's pretty amazing how many negative activities gather around Michigan's hard-faced and ambitious Democrat governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Besides her outrageous performance on the coronavirus crisis - banning sales of garden seeds, seeding nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, forcing private dam operators to overfill their reservoir for greenie purposes, causing two of them to burst -- she's also a liar. We saw that clearly enough when her husband tried to put himself at the front of the boating queue by citing his marriage to her -- cronyism at its worst -- and she claimed it was a joke. It was a...