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  • Michigan Governor Whitmer and Nursing Homes

    05/29/2020 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 23 replies
    Michigan Freedom Fund ^ | 5/29/20 | Michigan Freedom Fund
    LANSING, MI, May 29, 2020–The Michigan Freedom Fund today asked Governor Gretchen Whitmer and senior administration officials to be more transparent with press and thepublic and to release long-requested and critical data surrounding the state’s decision to move patients with COVID-19 into the state’s nursing homes, among the population most vulnerable to the virus.Important questions Governor Whitmer has the opportunity to answer include: 1) Asked at Thursday’s press conference why “there hasn’t been a ban on COVID-19 patients in nursing homes” Governor Whitmer bewilderingly but directly responded: “Obviously we, like states across the country...have been learning an incredible amount about...
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • Two carjackers accused of shooting Michigan officer charged with 30 criminal counts

    05/28/2020 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    lawofficer ^ | May 27, 2020 | law officer
    MONROE, Mich. – Two men suspected in the weekend shooting of a Monroe police corporal have been arraigned, according to the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kordney Antwoine McDonald and Koby Ryan Falls are charged in the shooting of Cpl. Renae Peterson of the Monroe City Police Department at around 8 p.m. Sunday near North Dixie Highway and Ternes Drive, Michigan State Police said. Each criminal defendant appeared before First District Court Judge Jack Vitale Tuesday afternoon. McDonald faces 17 counts, including assault with murderous intent, assaulting a police officer, felonious assault, armed robbery, carjacking and felony weapons charges. Falls...
  • Bling and beans: Jeweler adds canned goods to shelves to stay ‘essential’

    05/28/2020 11:22:07 AM PDT · by xp38 · 22 replies
    WOOD TV ^ | May 27 2020 | Jacqueline Francis
    NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — A jewelry store south of Muskegon has started offering select groceries as a way to be deemed essential and therefore stay open in case of a future shutdown. Owner Karl Krautheim says the shop, Krautheim & Swanson GemWorks on Harvey Street near E. Hile Road in Norton Shores, has been in his family for more than 130 years. “My great-grandfather started this jewelry business in Muskegon in 1887,” Krautheim said. “We’ve been there through the Spanish flu back in 1918, World War I, World War II, the Depression…” But the coronavirus pandemic could cause the...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • Turning nursing homes into extermination sites: the Gretchen factor

    05/24/2020 9:06:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 23, 2020 | J.R. Dunn
    We’re finally getting a clear picture of exactly how the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient by a man nearly one-quarter his age came about. And boy, it is a shocker. It turns out that victim and perp were sent to the Westwood Nursing Center in Detroit due to the fact that both were suffering from COVID. The older man, an Army vet, was snatched from his apartment and dumped in the nursing home without any notification of his relatives, who then spent a considerable amount of time looking for him, to no avail. As for the younger man,...
  • 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...
  • Gretchen Whitmer’s Construction Ban Had Devastating Impact on Michigan Jobs

    05/27/2020 1:27:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27 2020 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    Michigan’s Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to ban most residential construction during the coronavirus shutdown led to a 44 percent decline in Michigan construction jobs and contributed to her state’s second highest in the nation unemployment rate. Although unemployment rates rose in every state in April, three states stand out in particular: Nevada led the nation at 28.2 percent, followed by Michigan at 22.7, and Hawaii at 22.3. Michigan’s 22.7 percent jobless rate is the highest the state has registered since at least 1976, when comparable data was first tracked. The state’s previous high was 16.7 percent in December 1982...
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...
  • Michigan artificially inflated its coronavirus testing numbers

    05/26/2020 5:49:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    Detroit Metro Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | Steve Neavling
    It turns out Michigan was artificially inflating its testing totals by combining two very different kinds of tests — those that identify an active infection and those that indicate past exposure, providing an inaccurate picture of the state’s testing capacity. To reopen the economy, diagnostic testing is needed to identify outbreaks and contain them by providing a real-time picture of how many people currently have the coronavirus. Antibody testing, on the other hand, indicates a past exposure, rather than detecting a current infection. By combining the diagnostic and antibody tests, Michigan was muddying key statistics that public health officials use...
  • Governor Whitmer explains Boatgate

    05/26/2020 1:51:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 26, 2020 | Young Americans for Liberty
    Forced to address why her husband tried to use the office of the governor to get his boat in the water ahead of everyone else, @GovWhitmer claims it was just a "failed attempt at humor." short video at link. She did not comment on her failed attempt at governing.
  • CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day”

    05/26/2020 12:40:10 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 25, 2020
    CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day” MAY 25, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM ZahraBilloo(Nothing has changed since this was first posted in 2016) Zahra Billoo , executive director of designated terrorist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Francisco), harbors a deep and abiding hatred for America and has decided that Memorial Day should not honor those American soldiers who have died for their country. Top Right News (h/t Mike F) You read that right. As nearly all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s...
  • Michigan pol alleges Whitmer tried to cover up husband allegedly invoking her office for favor from marina

    05/26/2020 11:45:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Marisa Schultz, Tyler Olson
    Michigan GOP state Sen. Tom Barrett claimed Tuesday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her staff "duped" him "into a cover-up" after the governor's office "adamantly denied" that Whitmer's husband had tried to use her position to convince a dock company to quickly get the family's boat on the water ahead of the Memorial Day weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic. Barrett, in an interview with Fox News, said that over the weekend he initially heard a story on Facebook about someone purportedly calling NorthShore Dock LLC, a company that reportedly stores the family's boat, and mentioning that he is married to...
  • Fraud: Michigan Democratic Official Charged With Altering Ballots in 2018 Election

    05/26/2020 9:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Guy Benson
    Whenever I write about voter fraud, I feel obliged to inject some nuance and caveats, which typically boil down to this: The Right tends to exaggerate the prevalence of the problem, while the Left tends to dismiss and downplay it entirely. The truth is that while there is no evidence of widespread and systemic abuses, fraud does occur, and common-sense steps to ensure the integrity of the ballot and electoral process should not be reflexively assailed as racist or forms of (heavily debunked) "suppression." Indeed, measures like voter ID requirements are broadly popular among the electorate, despite frequent demonization. Democrats...
  • 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...
  • Man charged with assault, larceny in beating of 75-year-old at nursing home

    05/24/2020 11:39:13 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 71 replies ^ | 5/24/2020 |
    DETROIT (WXYZ) — Jaden Hayden, 20, of Ypsilanti, has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and larceny in connection to the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient in Detroit. The assault was captured on video by the alleged suspect. “The alleged actions of this defendant are truly and uniquely disturbing," said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. "We must be able to trust our loved ones in specialty care facilities. I truly hope that the facts of this case are one of a kind”, said Prosecutor Worthy." The incident happened Friday, May...
  • Whitmer: I censor myself when speaking publicly about Trump to receive federal assistance

    05/24/2020 2:16:20 PM PDT · by Baladas · 52 replies
    MSN via Detroit Free Press ^ | May 24, 2020 | Meredith Spelbring
    When asked if she censors herself when speaking about President Donald Trump, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's response was firm: "Yes." Axios' Alexia McCammond asked whether or not she feels she has to censor herself when speaking publicly in order to continue to receive federal assistance. "Listen, the worst nights sleep that I've gotten in the last 10 weeks is when he has attacked me on Twitter," Whitmer says in the 30-second clip of the interview.
  • Report: Pension costs eat up education funding, and teacher pay stagnates

    05/24/2020 8:47:00 AM PDT · by edwinland · 16 replies
    Michigan Public Radio ^ | Spet 11, 2019 | Sarah Cwiek
    Any growth in state education spending over the past five years is being eaten up by greater teacher retiree system costs, according to a new report from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. Since 2012, school districts have had to return per-pupil funds to the state to cover unfunded liabilities in the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). According to current projections, those liabilities won’t be paid off until 2038. According to the Citizens Research Council, that required contribution has eaten up the modest 12% increase in state per-pupil spending since 2013. And that’s reflected in average teacher pay,...
  • New Disturbing Details Emerge In Case Of Elderly Man Who Was Beaten At Michigan Nursing Home

    05/24/2020 8:21:07 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 5/23/2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    The father of the 20-year-old man who allegedly beat an elderly man in a Michigan nursing home last week, which went viral this week after video of the alleged incident was viewed millions of times on social media, says that his son was not supposed to be at the nursing home, but was taken there because he tested positive for the coronavirus. Police are now also reportedly investigating whether the suspect beat an elderly woman. The father told FOX 2 Detroit that his son has “mental issues” and that he was at a group home last week where he was...