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Friday, President Trump signed an $8.3 billion funding bill to fight the coronavirus. Here’s some more information on that:
Here’s today’s round-up of the latest headlines about the coronavirus, courtesy of Instapundit:
And if Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are going to keep trying to blame Trump for the virus, then they should also give him credit that it just killed an Iranian official who took US diplomats hostage and helped establish the terrorist organization Hezbollah.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest court to decide that it, not the President, has the power to set immigration policy. The Court blocked Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers along the California and Arizona borders, where it has jurisdiction (at least this time, they didn’t try to make their court orders nationwide.) The policy requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their requests to enter the US are being examined, rather than letting them in, where they can simply disappear into the population.
The court stayed the order until March 12 while the Trump Administration petitions the Supreme Court to overrule it, before large numbers of foreigners start streaming across the border. That could be disastrous when they’re trying to contain the coronavirus (this has already proven to be a problem with the spread of tropical diseases from Central America into the US.)
Note to Justice Sotomayor: THIS is why Trump has to keep coming to the SCOTUS for emergency rulings. They aren’t fantasies made up by the White House, they’re actual emergencies caused by leftist lawfare litigants and out-of-control judges who constantly ignore the Constitutional limits of their powers.
There’s a meme that’s been going around the Internet for years. It’s a drawing of a 1950s-style professional-looking man, holding his hand to his forehead and looking pained and annoyed. The caption reads, “Oh, no, not THIS (Bleep) again!”
I could write a thousand-word essay about this article, but I think that one picture would do just as well. It’s 2020. We’re already campaigning for the NEXT presidential election. Just get over it already!
Those who mocked President Trump’s threat to sue media outlets that printed fake news about him as empty bluster were shocked when his campaign actually filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. They’ve now added the Washington Post and on Friday, CNN. The lawsuits accuse all three outlets of knowingly and deliberately causing the Trump campaign millions of dollars in damages by publishing derogatory claims of a conspiracy with Russia which they knew at the time of publication to be false.
There is good news for the New York Times in these latest filings. Both the Washington Post and CNN have recent experience in dealing with this exact type of big money defamation suit and could probably give some advice to the Times’ lawyers. They might want to think twice before taking it, however:
People feign outrage whenever anyone suggests that the left is actively trying to destroy America, but even if you grant that they aren’t, if they WERE, what could they possibly be doing that’s any different from what they’re doing already?
Here are a couple of inexplicable cases in point: New Yorkers have watched in anger and astonishment over the past few months as a new state law (written by the Democrats they elected to absolute power) allows criminals to be released without bail to commit the same crimes over and over. To no thinking person’s surprise, this has vastly emboldened criminals and sparked a big jump in crime.
In New York City, major crimes were up 22.5% in February from one year ago, and shootings were up 7.1%. Since the strict gun laws have only gotten tighter since then, while only restrictions on criminals were loosened, someone with rudimentary deductive skills might think that proves controlling criminals is a more effective way to reduce shootings than passing more gun laws.
New York City has seen increases in robberies, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny, grand larceny of a vehicle and hate crimes. Of course, attacks on police officers are up. Even “squeegee guys” are back! Rape is down slightly from 2018, but that could just be due to failing to report it to police
Retired NYPD Bronx detective Malcolm Reiman was there in the hellish pre-Giuliani days under liberal Mayor David Dinkins. He told Fox News, “Crime was out of control. People forget how bad it was…Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
Reiman said, "You would walk down the subway steps every day, and all you could smell was urine; it was littered with muggers and mentally-ill people everywhere. Subways were truly terrifying places. Those protesting today don't know what it was like for everyone back then."
Well, they’re getting a taste (or smell) of it now, and without even having to fly to San Francisco or L.A. But what did they expect when they elected (and reelected!) Dinkins’ far-left protégé, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, who seems more concerned with protecting criminal illegal aliens than his own cops and constituents?
Maybe the power of video will shake some sense into New York voters’ heads if they see this latest horrific outrage on TV or social media. A 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn was surrounded on the street by five male teens (reportedly “friends” of hers with whom she’d had an earlier altercation.) They savagely beat her and left her lying on the sidewalk with head trauma and other injuries before stealing the Air Jordan shoes off her feet and running away. Luckily, the entire sickening assault was caught on video, and the alleged attackers turned themselves in to police. Although, under the current regime, who knows if anything will happen to them, or if they’ll be out beating up another girl by this time tomorrow?
This is what happens when young people have no respect for the law or the police. And why should that be a surprise when the political leaders in charge of enforcing the laws obviously have no respect for the law or the police either?