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  • Rules Aren't for Rulers [semi-satire]

    11/17/2020 10:29:53 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2020 | John Semmens
    Now that the COVID hysteria has seemingly done its job of scaring enough voters to vote against President Trump, a glimpse of its potential for reshaping America is coming into better focus. Although the severity of the virus appears to have diminished since the deadly days of Spring, the number of cases has soared with the dramatic expansion of testing that is now available. More cases are inspiring mayors and governors to impose more infringements on personal liberty. Citing the rise in COVID cases, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has announced new restrictions on travel "to help fight the...
  • Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf to join NJ, NY governors in ‘emergency summit' to discuss more possible COVID-19 restrictions

    11/13/2020 6:47:51 PM PST · by lightman · 62 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 13 November A.D. 2020 | Brent Johnson
    Gov. Tom Wolf will meet with the governors of New York, New Jersey and other northeastern states this weekend to discuss possibly coordinating new restrictions to help curb COVID-19 spread as as a second wave of the coronavirus grips the region. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the “emergency summit” on Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy’s office confirmed the meeting to NJ Advance Media, saying the discussion will be held virtually. “Governor Murphy looks forward to continuing our work with our regional partners to address the public health crisis,” spokesman Mahen Gunaratna said. The summit will also include the governors of...
  • Cardinal Zen on China: ‘There is Nothing More to Do Other Than Prayer’

    10/03/2020 10:16:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 2, 2020 | Bree A. Dail
    Cardinal Zen on China: ‘There is Nothing More to Do Other Than Prayer’ Cardinal Zen has criticized the lack of transparency over the Vatican’s handling of China. VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun returned to Hong Kong from Rome Sunday, after  seeking a meeting with Pope Francis. The purpose for the trip, he told the Register, was primarily to advocate for the elevation and installation of a new bishop successor in a city facing ongoing protests and a strong-armed response from the Chinese Communist Party-backed regional government.  The 88-year old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong told the Register...
  • NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

    09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | September 4, 2020 | Staff
    Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city. ... Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action....
  • Cuomo, de Blasio wrong to limit worship services, condone mass protests: federal judge

    06/26/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 26 June A.D. 2020 | Caleb Parke
    A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven Soos and Nicholas Stamos -- and a trio of Orthodox Jewish congregants -- Elchanan Perr, Daniel Schonborn, and Mayer Mayerfeld -- in Brooklyn, represented by the Thomas More Society.... De Blasio had "simultaneous pro-protest/anti-religious gathering messages" when he "actively...
  • California reopening plan discriminates against churches, Justice Dept declares

    05/20/2020 8:02:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 20, 2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    California reopening plan discriminates against churches, Justice Dept declares Gov. Gavin Newsom was informed that failure to accommodate religious worship could be a violation of the Constitution. PETITION: Tell politicians not to discriminate against churches when reopening society! Sign the petition here. May 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – California’s official roadmap for lifting its various COVID-19 lockdown orders violates the Constitution by holding organized religion to a different standard than various secular activities, according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice to California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom. The California Department of Public Health’s long-term reopening plan calls for a modest lifting...
  • California Senator to Unemployed Freelancers: You’re Upset Because We Took Away Your “Lollipops”

    05/15/2020 2:35:29 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson told them, “I appreciate that some independent contractors are upset… AB5 took away their lollipop.” She thinks their jobs are “lollipops”?
  • Wuhan Cootie: Throwback Thursday. We Will Not Comply Edition

    05/07/2020 7:02:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-7-20 | MOTUS
    We neednÂ’t peer too deeply into the way-back machine for Throwback Thursday posts anymore. A couple months is all we need.Remember life before the Wuhan Cootie Flu? Of course you do, itÂ’s just no longer available.If you needed to go shopping you simply went, without so much as a second thought let alone a face mask. And if you forgot the toilet paper you just went back to pick some up.If youÂ’d been working hard all day and didnÂ’t feel like cooking you went out to eat, without a second thought.If you needed to have a dental procedure you called...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Maine Republicans Demand Legislature Remove Governor’s Civil Emergency Powers

    05/03/2020 5:45:42 AM PDT · by cp124 · 51 replies
    Legislative Republicans issued a letter, calling on Speaker Gideon and President Jackson to reconvene the Legislature for the sole purpose of removing Governor Mills’s Civil Emergency powers. May 2, 2020 President Troy Jackson 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Speaker Sara Gideon 2 State House Station August, ME 04333 Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon, We write to ask that you call the Legislature back in to session under Maine Constitution Article IV Part III Section 1 for the express and limited purpose of ending the Governor’s “Proclamation of State of Civil Emergency to Further Protect Public Health” through...
  • democrats are motivated not to resolve this crisis, but to prolong the death and suffering

    04/15/2020 9:59:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-15-20 | DrJohn
    As Rahm Emanuel would say- "Never let a pandemic go to waste." democrats are reveling in this crisis. They glory in the country's misery. There is no concern for the country, only for power and leverage. It becomes very apparent with their actions, which speak far more loudly than anything they can say. Mitch McConnell wanted to add $250 billion more to the Relief Bill and democrats blocked it. “We need more funding and we need it fast,” McConnell said on the Senate floor, according to CNN. “I want to add more money to the only part of our bipartisan bill...
  • The Coronavirus Is Exposing Little Tyrants All Over The Country

    04/14/2020 10:35:55 AM PDT · by TomServo · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/13/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    There’s nothing like a crisis to bring clarity. The response of some mayors and governors to the coronavirus pandemic in recent days has made it clear they think they have unlimited and arbitrary power over their fellow citizens, that they can order them to do or not do just about anything under the guise of protecting public health. We’ve now witnessed local and state governments issue decrees about what people can and cannot buy in stores, arrest parents playing with their children in public parks, yank people off public buses at random, remove basketball rims along with private property, ticket...
  • Arrest made as protesters call for North Carolina businesses to reopen

    04/14/2020 1:19:56 PM PDT · by abb · 97 replies
    WBTV - TV3 ^ | April 14, 2020 | CBS 17 Digital Desk and Michael Hyland
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A group of demonstrators are outside the General Assembly in downtown Raleigh Tuesday morning calling for businesses to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are holding signs that say “Reopen NC” while another has a sign that reads “Freedom is not free.” Another has a sign with “#ReopenNC #Tyranny.” Raleigh police were on scene – telling the demonstrators they were in violation of the executive order. A group of demonstrators are outside the General Assembly in downtown Raleigh Tuesday morning calling for businesses to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many went to the vehicles where they...
  • Video: The Fight Begins, American Patriots Are Protesting For Freedom During The Coronavirus Lockdown – This Is Our Republic These Men And Women Are Tyrants!

    04/14/2020 10:16:01 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 16 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.14.2020 | Natalie D.
    Another protest happening outside the Ohio Statehouse today. Protestors once again upset with Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. ..Amy Acton’s actions during the “COVID19 pandemic”. This time calling for DeWine’s immediate resignation and for restoring their basic human right guaranteed to the people in our constitution. Crowds could be heard outside the Ohio Statehouse on Monday during Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily press conference on the coronavirus pandemic yelling “Re-open Ohio!” and “OH-IO, Acton’s got to go!”, referring to Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. Video below: Melissa Ackison, a small business owner and conservative activist from...
  • DOJ: 'Expect action' on government regulation of religious services amid COVID-19 outbreak

    04/11/2020 6:56:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    DOJ: 'Expect action' on government regulation of religious services amid COVID-19 outbreak The Justice Department (DOJ) may take action next week against local governments that have cracked down on religious services as widespread parts of the country are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a DOJ spokesperson said Saturday. “While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly [and] not single out religious [organizations],” DOJ Director of Communications Kerri Kupec tweeted.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Baltimore Archbishop’s Tough Love

    04/11/2020 9:38:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 10, 2020 | Rodney Pelletier
    [Catholic Caucus] Baltimore Archbishop’s Tough Love Claims bishops keep faithful away from sacraments out of love A pro-gay bishop is saying locking the faithful out of churches and away from the sacraments is a sign of love. Baltimore Abp. William Lori — in an interview with Crux yesterday — said he and other bishops are "doing something important for the sake of our people, for the love for our people, recognizing how painful it is to have churches closed and not to be able to receive the sacraments." He also says that statewide lockdowns and blocking the faithful from receiving...
  • Springfield-Greene Co. leaders order businesses to not sell non-essential items

    04/07/2020 11:08:18 PM PDT · by thescourged1 · 8 replies ^ | 4/7/2020 | Abbey Taylor
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo From limiting the number of customers inside a store, to empty shelves, and long waits, shopping for just the essentials is the new norm around Springfield. "Grocery stores, building supply stores, personal care items, cleaning items all of those are essential items.," said Springfield Planning and Development director, Mary Smith. Springfield's Planning and Development Director, Mary Smith said they're asking stores to limit the sales of non-essential items. "The city is relying on those stores to self identify using the stay at home order what is essential and non-essential items," said Smith. For example, Walmart is not allowing...
  • The Bishops Have Abandoned Us: These Wolves Deserve All Our Contempt and Disdain

    04/01/2020 10:46:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 1, 2020 | New Catholic
    <p>The worldwide situation is serious.</p> <p>The underlying illness causing the situation is also serious.</p> <p>But the attitude of most bishops in most affected countries is simply despicable, repugnant, deserving all our contempt and disdain. Not content with having thrown the faithful for decades to the care of sexual abusers, now, in the moment of greatest need, they simply abandon us.</p>
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chicago archdiocese demands bishop’s approval for ‘emergency’ baptisms

    03/28/2020 6:46:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 27, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Chicago archdiocese demands bishop’s approval for ‘emergency’ baptisms Directions issued under Cardinal Blase Cupich not only ban all baptisms but require ‘permission’ for emergency baptisms. CHICAGO, March 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― The Archdiocese of Chicago, under the leadership of Cardinal Blase Cupich, has reportedly told its priests that all baptisms “must be postponed” in response to the coronavirus pandemic and that even an “emergency” baptism requires the “permission” of the bishop.  In an analysis published yesterday, Ed Condon and J.D. Flynn of Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that Archbishop Cupich’s priests “have been told that during the (coronavirus)...
  • St Rosalia, St Gregory, St Charles Borromeo: Where have you gone in this time of crisis?

    03/28/2020 10:22:50 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 28, 2020 | Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla
    St Rosalia, St Gregory, St Charles Borromeo: Where have you gone in this time of crisis? With apologies to our international readers, I continue with my observations vis a vis the world crisis caused by the Corvid-19 pandemic with respect to the Catholic Church in the United States.   But I believe that what is happening in the United States both with respect to the rapid spread of the virus and the deep problems this is causing—and also what it exposes about the Catholic Church in this country-- should be of interest to every Catholic in the world.  I begin with today’s...
  • Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd

    02/07/2020 6:28:54 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2020 | Daniel J. Mahoney
    Pope Francis, Wayward Shepherd In the first year or two of Pope Francis’s pontificate, conservative-minded Catholics made heroic efforts to place the perplexing ways of the new pope in continuity with the thought and deeds of his immediate predecessors. It was said that he had been a forceful critic of liberation theology, at least in its Marxist expressions, that he was a man of traditional piety, that he spoke about the machinations of the Evil One with surprising regularity, and that his style — brash, critical of established ways, anxious for dialogue with the modern world — was a refreshing...