Austin city government is adding to the Wuhan China virus panic by ordering all “non-essential” businesses to close until May 1. Retailers can’t afford to do it, especially not restaurants and bars. Be lots of unemployment.
Trump and the feds only recommend. The city council orders.
How are the little tyrants—supposedly non-partisan but mostly good lefty Dimocrats—going to enforce their ordinance? They don’t have enough police to begin with. Will they hire enforcers with truncheons?
Childishly ripping up her copy of the president’s State of the Union speech as he concluded it was crazy in the extreme. It was meant to upstage him and it did. The move will be immortalized in Trump campaign ads. It will add to calls within her Dim party that she step down as Speaker.
It’s a pity that the first woman Speaker of the House is such a loony tune.
Via CSPAN on Twitter
UPDATE: Newt Gingrich called her action “viciously partisan” and one Republican rep said he fears for the country. As well he might, since her fellow Dimocrats gave her a standing O.
It’s Mexifornia, of course. Where historian Victor Davis Hanson sees:
“We have the highest income tax rates,” said Hanson of California. “We have the highest gas tax rates. We have among the highest sales tax. Our schools [and] our infrastructure is in the bottom ten percent. I don’t remember one out of every three people being admitted to a hospital suffering from diabetes in California. When I was growing up we didn’t have two or three dialysis clinics in every single little town. We have an epidemic of health problems and yet the money to address that is such that we can’t spend it on infrastructure.”
What happens in California stays in California. Let’s hope.
Aimed at British voters but with lessons for us all in the face of career politicians…
Via Goldstein Web
As a retired FBI agent/friend once told me, the feds couldn’t find their asses with both hands. But they can sure cover their asses, eh FBI?
“In a stunning display, a man who is a recognized government watchdog and had given Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz documents showing federal officials ignored the relationship among Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, had his home raided by the FBI, despite the fact that his status was protected by law.”
What law? Fart, Barf & Itch don’t follow no steenking law.
“It involved some 16 agents making a house call on whistleblower Dennis Nathan Cain. The problem here seems to be that Cain is blowing the whistle on federal law enforcement (or the nonfeasance thereof) in matters pertaining to the Clinton crime family. As if that weren’t enough, Robert Mueller’s past service as FBI Director is implicated as well.”
Famous But Incompetent has a lot of asses to find and cover this time. They’ll probably miss a few. But, as always, there’ll be lots of innocents for them to intimidate.