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Question: The only way to restrain the Governor is in a courtroom ??
TC: Is there a cabin fever hotline. I am feeling depressed, angry and red flag hostile. )-:
Dr. Amesh Adalja argues against an economic shutdown over coronavirus :
TC: Paul Krugman is praying for a depression that will deny Trump a second term. Sheessh..
From the Rhino Times: "Libraries and the History Museum will, with other city facilities, be operating on a shortened schedule from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20."
Ohio Governor shuts down bars and restaurants. Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies TC as you said many churches were already predisposed to cancel services. " Trump said he tuned in to services being streamed from the Free Chapel, an evangelical Gainsville, Georgia, church that like many congregations around the country was holding services without churchgoers in the pews." I dunno. Perhaps taking the Guv to court may the right course but again I just dunno.
Well you folks over 75 should be very afraid of Biden and his minders. RTWT Joe Biden has announced the creation of a “Public Health Advisory Committee,” consisting of Democratic experts to advise him about how to best grapple with the coronavirus during the campaign. The bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel — a prime architect of Obamacare — is the most famous person on the committee. Why is that important? Emanuel made headlines a few years ago by writing in The Atlantic that he wants to die at age 75 — younger than Joe Biden is today — and he thinks we should want that too. From his piece: "Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic." Emanuel better hope that Biden doesn’t read his Atlantic piece. I suspect if Good Old Joe ever did, he would yell that Emanuel was full of smelly stuff and demand that his public-health adviser step outside.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Does the Board of Elections have a fail safe system in place to identify out of state student that are registered in their home states ?
" Cognitive impairment " Yeah the doddering old geezer is not playing with a full deck. As President he would be kept in the closet while the establishment Democrats ran the county. LOL Tom Shillue does Biden impressions "The conviction starkly underscores that Me Too is also a conviction of Hollywood, as the industry of incessant moralizing spent years whispering privately about the producer out of one side of its mouth while publicly offering praise from the other."
Congratulations to Illuzzi . She did it the fair way and didn't hide exculpatory evidence. Weinstein, Hillary's pal, didn't get away with it and that is a good thing. "The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor-- indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one." Berger v. United States 295 U.S. 78 (1935)
I don't know if this accurate but it is shocking if it is.
It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of the United States or any person described in section 6103 (n) (or an officer or employee of any such person), or any former officer or employee, willfully to disclose to any person, except as authorized.... Lots of exceptions. Health records ? Hmmm...
TC: Couldn't agree more. These black robed tyrants have nullified the will of the citizens of North Carolina and have defiled the role of co-equal branches of state government and our constitution. In defense of the GOP apparatus, when the Republicans had a chance to keep the majority on the Supreme Court ,Bob Edmonds named was placed second on the ballot. You know that sometimes is a handicap that is hard to overcome in a down ballot race such as judges where the voters know little or nothing about the candidates. Hopefully i\n the long run these radical decisions will be overturned by higher courts
Pete Buttigieg's father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifesto. They say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2020 on The Buttigieg Party at Triad Conservative
Mayor Pete has good communication skills but in reality a hologram, a shill bought by Wall Street. Butt boy will fade in the stretch and the Bernie Bros have their day in the Sun.
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Some more history about this not so mainstream country entertainer, for those of you interested . "By 1976 the outlaw country movement was in full swing as artists such as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson were finally enjoying massive commercial success after years of fighting to record their music their own way. Coe, however, was still somewhat of an outsider, almost too outlaw for the outlaws, a predicament summed up well by AllMusic: His wild, long hair; multiple earrings; flashy, glitzy rhinestone suits; Harley Davidson biker boots; and football-sized belt buckles had become obstacles to getting people to take him seriously as a recording artist. Other singers continued to record and succeed with his material, but the author himself – who was as good a singer as almost anyone and better than most – languished in obscurity. Rather than tone it down, Coe characteristically shoved the stereotypes in their faces. He retired the Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy persona and billed his new album as "David Allan Coe Rides Again as the Longhaired Redneck," something equally off-putting to institution types. Longhaired Redneck was Coe's third album for Columbia in three years and the first where he wrote or co-wrote all the songs, and the outlaw country zeitgeist was summed up well in the title track, which recounts playing in a dive "where bikers stare at cowboys who are laughing at the hippies who are praying they'll get out of here alive." The song, which has an unmistakable rock swagger, features Coe performing an impressive imitation of Ernest Tubb, making it irretrievably country as well, illustrating the dichotomy of what was being referred to as "progressive" country music. Coe later explained, "It was terminology that I'd made up at the time. I was trying to tell people that not everybody with long hair was a hippie. Not everyone was the kind of person that thought you could punch them out, take their money and that they'd say, 'I won't do nothin' about it.'" By 1977, the outlaw movement was nearing its apex, having seen the release of Willie Nelson's blockbuster LP Red Headed Stranger and Wanted! The Outlaws, country music's first platinum selling album. Coe considered himself as integral as anyone in the evolution of the outlaw country genre, and began saying so in his music. As noted in AllMusic's review of the album, "On Rides Again, by trying to make a conscious outlaw record and aligning himself with the movement's two progenitors on the opening track, 'Willie, Waylon, and Me'... Coe already set up self-parody unintentionally – something that continued to curse him." The songs on Rides Again crossfade without the usual silences between tracks, which was unusual for country music, and feature Coe's heavily phased guitar. Coe was also permitted to use his own band on several tracks, a major concession for Columbia at the time. Some of his peers, however, resented Coe placing himself in such exalted company, and felt he was exploiting his relationship with his fellow outlaws. Jennings drummer Richie Albright called Coe "a great, great songwriter. A great singer. But he could not tell the truth if it was better than a lie he'd made up. Waylon didn't make him comfortable enough to hang around. But Willie did. I was around Willie quite a bit and David Allan was with him eighty percent of the time. Willie allowed him to hang around." Coe managed to maintain friendships with both Waylon and Willie, despite Jennings's cool treatment of him at times. In his autobiography, Jennings mentions Coe once (in a chapter titled "The Outlaw Shit"), calling him "the most sincere of the bunch"[13] of bandwagon jumpers, but contends "When it came to being an Outlaw, the worst thing he ever did was double parking on Music Row," adding: He wrote a song called "Waylon, Willie, and Me" at the same time he started taking potshots at us in interviews, saying that Willie and Kris [Kristofferson] had sold out, that I was running around wearing white buck shoes, and none of us were really an Outlaw. He was the only Outlaw in Nashville…I saw him in Fort Worth and I put my finger right up to his chest. "You gotta knock that shit off," I told him. "I ain't never done anything to you." "They just set us up," he protested. "You know I love you, Waylon"…He could drive me crazy, but there was something about David that pulled at my heartstrings. Throughout the rest of the decade, Coe released a string of strong recordings, some of which, like Human Emotions (1978) and Spectrum VII (1979), were concept albums with each side of the LPs given their own theme. 1978's Family Album contains Coe's rendition of "Take This Job and Shove It," a song he composed which had been released by Johnny Paycheck in October 1977 and became a monumental success. The song is a first person account of a man who has worked for fifteen years with no apparent reward, and it struck a chord with the public, even inspiring a 1981 film of the same name. Although Coe's name was credited, the assumption by many that Paycheck, an acclaimed songwriter himself, composed the tune would feed into Coe's growing bitterness with the industry as another one of his peers exploded in popularity. Coe was further disenchanted when pop star Jimmy Buffett accused him of plagiarising his hit "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" for Coe's "Divers Do It Deeper." (Coe had been incorporating Caribbean sounds into his music, as is evident on his 1979 album Compass Point.) By 1980, Coe and producer Billy Sherrill set out to reach a wider audience and bring Coe back to the charts by inviting other singers and musicians to take part in the sessions for what would become I've Got Something to Say, which would boast contributions from Guy Clark, Bill Anderson, Dickey Betts (from The Allman Brothers Band), Kris Kristofferson, Larry Jon Wilson, and George Jones. This process was continued the following year on Invictus (Means) Unconquered, with Sherrill couching the songs in tasteful instrumentation that put the spotlight squarely on Coe's voice. (In his AllMusic review, Thom Jurek calls the LP "arguably the finest album of his career")[9] By 1981, the outlaw country movement waned as the slicker "urban cowboy" era took hold in country music, typified by Johnny Lee's hit "Lookin' for Love," which critic Kurt Wolff panned the song as an example of "watered-down cowboy music."[14] Coe was an important figure in the outlaw country genre, but judging by the sound of his recordings from this period, he had no interest in the trendy urban cowboy phase. Refusing to give into the flavor-of-the-month generic country "talent," Coe stuck to what he knew and sharpened the edges.[9] However, while scoring some moderate hits, mainstream success remained elusive. Coe's highest charting single during this period was "Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands," a duet with Bill Anderson, which peaked at #45. As if aware of the compromises he had been making, Coe chose to close out his 1982 album D.A.C. with a suite of three songs that contained a short prologue: Makin' records is, uh, somethin' that's kind of hard for me to do because I'm an entertainer. So I made my mind up a few albums ago that I was gonna do so many songs for the record company and so many for myself...We've turned the lights down low in the studio and the musicians have thrown away their little cheat sheets. So this is for all you David Allan Coe fans that's been with me for a long time who didn't really care if I got played on the radio or not. "
I too enjoyed Country Music special on PBS. I have been into that genre most of my adult life . One singer/songwriter that Burns failed to feature was David Alan Coe. " Coe was born in Akron, Ohio, on September 6, 1939. His favorite singer as a child was Johnny Ace. After being sent to the Starr Commonwealth For Boys reform school at the age of 9, he spent much of the next 20 years in correctional facilities, including three years at the Ohio Penitentiary. Coe claimed he received encouragement to begin writing songs from Screamin' Jay Hawkins, with whom he had spent time in prison." " After concluding another prison term in 1967, Coe embarked on a music career in Nashville, living in a hearse which he parked in front of the Ryman Auditorium. He caught the attention of the independent record label Plantation Records and signed a contract with the label." He is a rare talent. Coe has unfairly been labeled a racist. A few of his songs are X-rated but on balance, although never fully embraced by the mainstream, he did have a modicum of commercial success and one of his hits, " You Never Even Called Me by My Name " reached # 8 on the charts in 1975. Here, enjoy the " Perfect Country and Western Song ". Here is another one of his remarkable hits . ( "If That Ain't Country " ) Listen.... and you'll learn something about country music you didn't see on the PBS series. And finally " Long Haired Redneck " is a classic. After hearing about his life and career I feel sure you will appreciate it. I saw him at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem decades ago. An unforgettable experience.
No one alive today was around at the time of the Johnstown flood which killed 2,209. But here is what caused it: "On May 28, 1889, a low-pressure area formed over Nebraska and Kansas. By the time this weather pattern reached western Pennsylvania two days later, it had developed into what would be termed the heaviest rainfall event that had ever been recorded in that part of the United States. The U.S. Army Signal Corps estimated that 6 to 10 inches (150 to 250 mm) of rain fell in 24 hours over the region." Yes indeed , weather varies.
Yeah Gov. Cuomo these pro-criminal laws need to be revisited.. like yesterday ! NEWSDAY LONG ISLAND CRIME Man found dead in New Cassel was witness in MS-13 assault case, cops say By Bridget Murphy and Nicole Fuller. A man found bludgeoned to death in New Cassel Sunday was killed after his identity as a victim willing to testify against his alleged MS-13 attackers was revealed to the defense as part of the pre-trial process, police said Wednesday. Police identified the victim as Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez, 36, a former New Cassel resident who was homeless at the time of his death. Authorities said Rodriguez, who was severely beaten and stabbed by alleged MS-13 gang members in October 2018, was slated to testify against his alleged attackers. "This courageous man was prepared to testify against his alleged assailants at an upcoming trial, but he was brutally beaten to death before he could," Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement, adding: "This case underscores the importance of safeguarding the identities of witnesses and victims of crime and our hearts are with Mr. Maldonado’s family and friends as we grieve his loss. "The identity of Rodriguez was originally under a protective order but was later turned over according to a judge's instruction as part of pre-trial discovery in which the prosecution reveals its evidence so the defense can prepare. The judge ordered lawyers for two defendants not to reveal Rodriguez' s name to their clients until the trial's scheduled start Jan. 6, according to the attorneys and court officials. In interviews, attorneys for both defendants denied disclosing any witness or victim names. The death of Rodriguez, whose body was found outside an abandoned home, prompted a news conference Wednesday in which officials initially linked it to recent changes in criminal justice reforms that speed up discovery, only to later say there was no direct correlation. Rodriguez was attacked when he intervened in October 2018 when two boys were allegedly threatened by MS-13 and was struck with a bat in the head and stabbed multiple times, authorities said. Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said even before Rodriguez was killed, he was assaulted and another victim was shot at -- acts of intimidation that Ryder said began after the previously sealed evidence in the case was disclosed to defense attorneys. “I never gave him the name of those people. And he never asked me for it,” Greg Madey said Wednesday, the defense attorney for one of the defendants, Denis Pineda, 20. “I’m offended by the allegation that Denis Pineda had something to do with orchestrating this murder,” he added of Rodriguez’s slaying. Justin Feinman, the defense attorney for Elian Ramos Velasquez, 19, said that the suggestion “at this point to say that it was a defense attorney that leaked without more information is completely inappropriate.” “I feel horrible that this happened,” Feinman said. “This should have never happened. I just don’t see how you can blame a particular judge or attorney.” Court files show a judge signed the protective order more than a year ago, saying prosecutors could withhold identifying information about civilian witnesses from the defense until that ruling was modified. Feinman said Wednesday that acting state Supreme Court Justice Helene Gugerty, the trial judge, put a new order on the record in court in late December. He said it was agreed the prosecution would hand over evidence that included witness information, but he wouldn’t share it with his client until the time of trial – except for information relating to his client’s phone records. Madey said he recalled Gugerty wanted to try the case in the beginning of the year. But under the criminal justice reform that took effect Jan. 1, the defense was entitled to have all discovery information for a certain amount of days before a trial. That meant the trial couldn’t have started on Jan. 6. Nassau Supervising Judge Teresa Corrigan and Gugerty discussed the matter in December, according to court officials, who said six alleged MS-13 defendants in the case were set for trial in early 2020. Records show some of the defendants in the case pleaded guilty last year in Nassau County Court and at least one related matter was handled in Family Court – where some juvenile justice proceedings take place. Ryder said there were nine defendants in all. Court officials said that in late December, in anticipation of the trial date and based on impending reform law, Gugerty issued a new order. It provided “for the disclosure of the protected information to defense counsel” but said that the defendants couldn’t see it until Jan. 6 “as that was the trial date,” court officials said. Neither the prosecution nor the defense sought a revision to Gugerty’s order when the trial failed to go forward Jan. 6, according to court officials. Singas, in her statement, said that her prosecutors "protected this victim’s identity by obtaining a protective order in December of 2018, but his identity was disclosed pursuant to a judge’s order in December 2019. "When asked if the prosecution objected to the judge's 2019 order, a Singas spokesman said, "We continued to request that the identities of the witnesses be protected until we could be ready for trial." Earlier Wednesday, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Ryder had initially linked Rodriguez's death to a new law that speeds up the discovery process, part of the controversial new criminal justice reforms that include the prohibition of cash bail in non-violent cases — an assertion that was rejected by others familiar with the new law. "We're asking Albany to go back and rethink it. Come back with changes to that law, but it needs to happen quickly before we have another victim as in this case," said Ryder originally, later saying there's no direct correlation between the law and Rodriguez's death. A state official familiar with the new law who wasn't authorized to speak on the record said: "Nothing in the new law prevents the district attorney from seeking and being granted a protective order for the safety of witnesses," the person said. "Based on the facts that we understand, there was a protective order and there was a move to lift the protective order. The judge granted that." Lucien Chalfen, a spokesman for the state court system, declined to comment beyond saying: “We’re in the process of reviewing the minutes of the proceeding in December and the one on January 6."
I became familiar with Limbaugh while working as a volunteer in the 1990 Jesse Helms campaign . I was introduced to him by two fellow volunteers who were then UNCG students ( who told me that they were among the tiny band of conservatives on that campus ) I called Rush once and got through . He allowed me to make my comment before sounding his views on my point . Pray for him .
When I was an Agent with DEA we used pre-trial detention law very successfully. Times they are a changing, it seems. Society will pat the price for these feel good deviations from common sense.
How about one term for Roy ?
Boris Johnson's Brexit Address to the Nation | This is not an end, but a beginning .
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