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  • Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua will no longer film slave drama ‘Emancipation’ in Georgia

    04/12/2021 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Vendome · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4-11-2021 | Sarah Whitten
    “Emancipation,” a slave drama directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Will Smith, will no longer be filmed in the state of Georgia due to the passage of a restrictive voting law.
  • Biden offered a strange reason for raising corporate taxes: It's impossible to tell if what he said resulted from too many years in Washington, dementia, or garden-variety stupidity

    04/06/2021 6:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    One of the ways in which President Biden intends to pay for his $2-trillion Green New Deal spending plan is to raise the corporate tax rate. When Biden returned to the White House after spending time with his family for Easter (something you're not allowed to do, according to Democrats), reporters asked him whether it was wise to raise the corporate tax rate, which is currently at 21%, to 28% (an amount greater than the corporate tax in China). According to Biden, not only will the tax rate not be a problem, but it will encourage corporations that haven't paid...
  • Schumer spokesman: Federal pandemic relief eliminates NYS deficit(propitious timing and unexpected)

    03/08/2021 9:24:31 PM PST · by Vendome · 14 replies
    NYPost ^ | 3-08-2021 | Carl Campanile and Bernadette Hogan
    Sen. Chuck Schumer speaking at a press conference in Manhattan on March 7, 2021. Sen. Chuck Schumer speaking at a press conference in Manhattan on March 7, 2021.Daniel William McKnight MORE ON: CORONAVIRUS IN NY Why restaurant closures hit this NYC neighborhood the hardest Gov. Cuomo’s top lawyer Kumiki Gibson departs administration ‘Panic in the room’: Ex-NYC Health chief speaks out on de Blasio’s handling of pandemic De Blasio reveals ambitious vaccine plan for homebound seniors in city The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by the US Senate wipes out New York State’s projected budget deficit — possibly negating...
  • Arizona Education Department encourages talking to babies about racism, says 3-month-olds can be racist: Report

    03/04/2021 7:36:47 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 59 replies ^ | 3/4/21 | Michael Lee
    Arizona Education Department encourages talking to babies about racism, says 3-month-olds can be racist: Report The Arizona Department of Education has purportedly created an “equity toolkit” that teaches parents how children as young as 3 months can develop racial bias and encourages parents and teachers to talk to young children about race. “SCOOP: The Arizona Department of Education has created an ‘equity’ toolkit claiming that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and that white children ‘remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness’ by age five,” writer Christopher F. Rufo reported on Twitter.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing....Flat?

    02/07/2021 3:08:39 PM PST · by jdsteel · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Jdsteel | jdsteel
    OK, Alicia Keys can sing. But why did she sing that song with a lot of flat notes? And it was pre-recorded to boot.
  • San Francisco Becomes First City in California to Sue Its Own School District to Reopen(London Breed is so stupid)

    02/03/2021 10:09:18 AM PST · by Vendome · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-03-2021 | Alexandra Garrett
    The city of San Francisco plans to sue its school district to reopen on Wednesday, making it the first city in California to carry out such action. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, with the support of Mayor London Breed, will sue the San Francisco Board of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District for violating a state law requiring districts to enact a clear COVID-19 plan "to offer classroom-based instruction whenever possible," not one of San Francisco's 52,000 public school students has returned to in-person learning in nearly 11 months.
  • Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Clash With Police(Did Reporter use a Time Machine?)

    01/08/2021 5:07:34 AM PST · by Vendome · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | January 6, 20219:33 AM ET | Marisa Peñaloza
    Protesters had amassed in Washington, D.C., to reject the results of the Nov. 3 election, cheering as President Trump himself addressed the crowd and urged them to protest what he falsely claims was a rigged election before marching to the Capitol and pushing past security barriers there.
  • Donald Trump Has Been The Most Illuminating President In Decades (Barf Alert!!!)

    12/31/2020 7:50:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2020 | Rachel Bovard
    In all Trump gave us — the good, the bad, the hilarious, and the unsettling — his administration brought much-needed clarity to the GOP and the country.At the end of his second term, amid the early retrospectives about his presidency, George W. Bush reportedly remarked, “the true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now.” It was a wise reminder that the passage of time generally yields a more honest, dispassionate analysis of events than is often allowed by the heated political present.While we are left to wonder how history will judge the last four years of...
  • Some unhappy Californians not giving up on recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom

    12/09/2020 2:08:15 PM PST · by Vendome · 15 replies
    LMT Online ^ | 12/09/2020 | Phil Matier
    Organizers say they’ve collected about 800,000 signatures, more than half of those needed. Political consultants who work on state initiative campaigns, however, say they’ll likely need an extra 500,000 valid signatures to ensure that the recall qualifies for the ballot. With Newsom it’s more personal, and incidents like the French Laundry reinforce the image of Newsom and his wife as Marin County royalty. And there could be an issue about his kids going to private school while (other) kids are stuck learning from home.” Whatever the outcome, Newsom is facing a potentially potent mix of anger, resentment and dissatisfaction just...
  • Report: Gavin Newsom's team 'increasingly concerned' about recall efforts

    12/09/2020 2:00:23 PM PST · by Vendome · 64 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 12/09/2020 | Eric Ting
    "As Newsom begins his third full year in office, the governor’s team is increasingly concerned with a long-shot conservative recall that could mushroom into a major threat in 2021 if it attracts significant financial support." "Sources close to Newsom said the governor's office has been disorganized over the past month and has not responded effectively to damaging headlines" including his French Laundry trip, controversial new stay-at-home order and delay in naming Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' replacement in the United States Senate. In addition, most of the state's public schools remain closed while they are open in other deep blue states......
  • The Man Behind SF’s Bar and Restaurant Shutdowns Is Leaving Town(Oh goody)

    12/07/2020 3:01:11 PM PST · by Vendome · 5 replies
    Eatery San Francisco ^ | Dec 7, 2020 | Eve Batey
    Dr. Tomás Aragón, who the SF Chronicle once described as “SF’s most powerful person in pandemic response,” is headed to Sacramento. Since 2010, he’s been the city’s health officer, which means that he’s been the final decision-maker on what’s been allowed to open and forced to close since the coronavirus crisis began. It’s a set of powers that SF’s City Attorney even laid out in May, after conflicts arose over who got to call the county’s COVID-19 shots. This morning, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that Aragón has been appointed Director of the California Department of Public Health, replacing acting director...
  • Massive FOIA dump: You are the Kraken

    12/03/2020 1:18:44 AM PST · by calljack · 28 replies
    Here are 29 pages of a document dump with all sorts of interesting information.
  • New Santa Clara County Travel Quarantine Order in Effect

    11/30/2020 12:15:38 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | November 29, 2020 | Marianne Favro
    The rush was on Sunday night for out-of-town travelers to get back home to Santa Clara County as a new mandatory travel directive went into effect at midnight. The order requires that travelers arriving in the county from more than 150 miles away quarantine for two weeks. But how will the county enforce such a broad order? Airports are going to be a key component of the new order, as it will be up to them to post signs and educate passengers about the new requirement. Passengers will be given a written copy of the directive upon landing. There are...
  • San Francisco Bay Area COVID Roundup: Chinatown’s COVID Fiscal Woes; Moderna Will Seek Vaccine Approval; Virtual SF Nutcracker Marches On

    11/30/2020 12:00:26 PM PST · by Vendome · 1 replies
    CBS local San Francisco ^ | November 30, 2020 | News round up
    Fear, Prejudice Contribute to Pandemic Slump in San Francisco Chinatown SAN FRANCISCO — Chinatown is one of the most colorful and historic districts in San Francisco but, despite a relatively low infection rate, the area is fighting for its life as fear of the pandemic is causing longtime businesses to fail. “It’s desolate and there’s nothing here anymore,” said area resident Mark Lobell. Grant Avenue on a Sunday morning would normally be jammed with shoppers and diners but, these days, it’s quiet and empty. Steven Lee co-owns the Sam Wo restaurant which has been operating in Chinatown for more than...
  • Told I may be asked to go home and provide proof of my anxiety condition to wearing masks

    11/24/2020 10:21:48 AM PST · by Vendome · 163 replies
    Vanity | 11/24/2020 | Vendome
    Wast just informed by my boss I will be asked to go home if I don't wear a mask while on premise. Informed him of my anxiety condition and he said get a doctors note. Informed him the are I work in is 900 Square feet and I am generally the only person in that office and "the rules" say I am exempt from a mask under those conditions. "Go tell your king newsom but, that is the way it is" he replied. "If you have to wear a mask at the grocery store, you can wear one at work"...
  • Chinese police to patrol in Italy in two-week experiment(hmmm)

    11/18/2020 4:42:52 PM PST · by Vendome · 110 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Chinese police are joining Italian officers on the streets of Rome and Milan in an experiment aimed at helping tourists from China feel safe, Italy’s interior ministry said on Monday.
  • Santa Clara County Marks 1 Million COVID-19 Tests Amid Sharp Decline In New Cases

    11/09/2020 1:46:38 PM PST · by Vendome · 3 replies
    CBSLOCAL San Francisco ^ | November 2, 2020 | Yo no se
    Santa Clara County has surpassed 1 million tests for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in March, the county’s testing officer said Monday. County COVID-19 testing officer Dr. Marty Fenstersheib said between 7,000 and 8,000 tests are being conducted per day in Santa Clara County. “The more testing we do, yes we may find and we do find more cases, but then we are able to educate those people that are infected and to keep them safe and others around them safe until they are no longer infectious,” he said. As of Sunday, 25,139 coronavirus cases have been confirmed...
  • San Francisco voters approve taxes on highly paid CEOs, big businesses (LOL)

    11/09/2020 12:13:48 PM PST · by Vendome · 39 replies
    latimes ^ | NOV. 5, 2020 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In an effort to address economic disparities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco voters have overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting property owners and big businesses with CEOs who are paid far more than their average workers. Under a newly approved law, any company whose top executive earns 100 times more than its average worker will pay an extra 0.1% surcharge on its annual business-tax payment. If a CEO makes 200 times more than the average employee, the surcharge increases to 0.2%, and so on per multiple of 100. "We’re not gonna shed any tears if penthouse dwellers...
  • 'It's Not Unconstitutional': Jake Tapper Shreds Kate Bedingfield Over Biden's Take on the Supreme Court

    10/11/2020 8:35:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/11/2020 | Beth Baumann
    "He said what [the GOP] is doing is not Constitutional. How is it not constitutional what they're doing constitutional?" Tapper asked. "His point is that the people have the opportunity to weigh in on this constitutional process through their vote," Bedingfield explained. "And we are now in the midst of the election. Millions of people have already cast their votes. And you see that the vast majority of people say they want the person who wins the election on November 3rd to nominate the justice." "That's a poll. That's not the Constitution," Tapper clapped back. "By trying – that is...
  • Obama/Biden H1Ni response resulted in over 60 Million infections (1yr) in America compared to only 7 million in 10 months here.

    10/06/2020 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 14 replies
    The response to our country's last pandemic resulted in over 60 million infections. If it has been as deadly as COVID-19 there would have been an outrageous number of deaths. Biden criticizes Trump, but all we have to do is look back a few years to see what would have happened had he been in charge. Trump should hit him with this over and over!