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Buffalo blizzard fuels racial and class
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 12/29/2022 9:31:34 AM

As Buffalo begins to dig itself out from its deadliest disaster in a decade, the plights of people stuck for days in frigid homes without much food, their streets still unplowed, have reignited deep economic and racial fault lines that have long polarized the city. (Snip) As the toll on the city has become clearer, a dozen residents and community leaders said in interviews that structural issues such as poverty, food deserts, poor housing and a lack of investment by government have made the impacts on working-class, Black and Brown neighborhoods much worse. They expressed concerns that surrounding wealthier and


Response to the storm has nothing to do with skin color or so-called 'food deserts'. The city government has been slow to plow the streets, just as they are slow to do just about everything else.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 12/29/2022 9:38:01 AM (No. 1366776)
Unplowed streets! That's the reason for rioting?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: IowaMarinesDad 12/29/2022 9:38:17 AM (No. 1366777)
The correct answer to the problem is to keep electing democrats. It’s worked so well for so long !!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 12/29/2022 9:38:34 AM (No. 1366778)
Washington Post never lets a blizzard go to waste. I don't know how people write stuff like this.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/29/2022 9:52:08 AM (No. 1366793)
Yeah, I saw where the ants finally decided to open fire on the grasshoppers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TexaTucky 12/29/2022 9:53:02 AM (No. 1366795)
"Whiter suburbs appeared to be more prepared". In-laws are in Lackawanna. They've been enjoying lake effect snows for three generations now. They only plan ahead for the inevitable winter blizzard because they're racists. They just love how they blend in with the snow when they don their white robes and hoods.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo 12/29/2022 10:00:43 AM (No. 1366802)
Not all groups Burn/Loot/Murder as a frequent reaction to such things as blizzards, elections, lost/won sports events, poverty, etc. These "divisions" seem self-revealing and quite consistent.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/29/2022 10:03:00 AM (No. 1366809)
It used to be a joke - - but now it's a reality - - - - - World Ends! Minorities Hardest Hit! The insane now rule the asylum.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 12/29/2022 10:03:09 AM (No. 1366810)
Culture, Culture, Culture.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chance_232 12/29/2022 10:07:19 AM (No. 1366821)
Buffalo was a basket case back in the 90's. Nothing has improved. Which is typical with democrat governance.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/29/2022 10:17:25 AM (No. 1366830)
Snow must be racist. It's white afterall. When a city chases out all its businesses, that city loses revenue. The first cuts are things like snow removal and road repair. Saw it happen where I grew up. Only one road plowed through the city. Roads were 'patched' instead of paved, and slowly turned to gravel. Five layers of patchwork make for very uneven undrivable roads. Buffalo is turning into a wasteland like everything else in New York. This is what happens when governments aren't governing. This isn't about racism. It's about dumb dishonest people electing dumb dishonest 'leaders' thinking they can thrive and prosper in such an environment. These idiots need to wise up and stop lying to themselves.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mcscow sailor 12/29/2022 10:17:33 AM (No. 1366831)
Using kenmore and its plowed streets as an example…the village of kenmore has its own government, taxes its residents, and plows it streets. They CHOOSE to pay higher taxes for better snow removal than do residents of other nearby communities. If you live in a poorer community, you pay less taxes and get less services. If you want your streets clear and don’t want to feet the bill, clear them yourself (I have).
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 12/29/2022 10:20:52 AM (No. 1366835)
Everything else is 'racist' so why not blizzards, snowplows, frozen pipes, firewood just winter in general. Darn smart white crackers preparing in advance for something that happens every year at this time in that area. It's not their fault there are 'food deserts' because of rampant shoplifting so businesses close and leave so riots follow, why?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sandpiper 12/29/2022 10:23:19 AM (No. 1366838)
100% victims - did you catch that? No one told them a storm was coming, no one told them to buy extra food, prepare for no power, or to prepare for extra snow. No one brought them anything or took them anywhere for safety. Shame on the police for going after thieves and looters! Apparently residents of Buffalo are completely helpless and are incapable of helping themselves! I live right by the Sierras. Every year, multiple times a year, winters storms shut down the main roads that bring food and supplies. People stock up. NO ONE needs to tell us to have extra food on hand because it happens every year. It’s nice if local governments warn us - as they are doing right now on social media about a very wet storm coming this weekend. I have battery operated devices for light and charging my phone, extra food, extra wood in case power is lost and I will be getting sandbags in case of flooding (I live next to a small stream.) I take care of myself. I also check on my neighbors, who are also prepared. In Buffalo, the ones I feel most sorry for are the elderly. Where is their family? Their church? Kudos to the pastor who is taking care of people. There is so much more wrong in Buffalo then simply their streets not getting plowed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: VAPMAN 12/29/2022 10:34:29 AM (No. 1366846)
Can’t plow the roads but they have a billion dollars for a new football stadium.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/29/2022 10:34:57 AM (No. 1366847)
I'm sure the rampant looting will encourage more businesses to move to Buffalo - not.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/29/2022 10:35:03 AM (No. 1366848)
God must be racist for making it snow. Maybe if they weren't burning and looting their neighborhoods they could afford some of these things they are demanding other provide.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable 12/29/2022 10:35:23 AM (No. 1366849)
I have heard from friends in Buffalo, they are digging each other out. They aren’t waiting for the City, County or the State.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Birddog 12/29/2022 10:38:43 AM (No. 1366853)
"Major winter storm Polarizes Buffalo" Did POC NOT get the storm warnings when everyone else did?, were they not told to Prepare? Were they not told HOW to prepare? Did they not 'get the memo'? Did they not understand that to plow streets in a timely fashion that cars, trash, other stuff needs to be OFF the streets before the snow falls so that plow trucks can get through? Did these "20 leaders of the Black community" reach out BEFORE the prominently forecasted weather to educate "their" people about what to expect, what to to act? Or are these "20 leaders" the same 20 that complain about EVERYTHING, after the fact, and demand monies to be allocated to THEM to distribute as they see fit.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissGrits 12/29/2022 10:39:03 AM (No. 1366854)
We have now raised several generations who think you can pay $.50 in taxes and get $2.00 worth of benefits. Idiots. They always want a return for no investment!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kono 12/29/2022 10:39:47 AM (No. 1366855)
The Gospels referred to the "wise virgins" as those who brought oil in their flasks in case their lamps ran out. If preparing for contingencies is the stuff of white supremacists, then maybe the story should have been called the Parable of the White Virgins? Good grief...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Right Time 12/29/2022 10:42:39 AM (No. 1366857)
Snow falls, and Black and Brown neighborhoods hit hardest, says WaPo
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanceLink1 12/29/2022 11:00:23 AM (No. 1366867)
Democrat controlled city (for years) in a democrat controlled state (again for years). 'Nuff said.....
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ramona 12/29/2022 11:02:22 AM (No. 1366868)
Here's the back story. The (D) county commissioner dissed the (D) mayor of Buffalo in his morning presser yesterday. Totally uncalled for and unsubstantiated claims. Snow removal in a city with 1800-era wide streets and few garages is vastly different than here in the burbs. The mayor hadn't even heard the nasty remarks when he was asked about it at his later press conference. Of course the rest of the pack of donkeys start braying and now there's enough noise to attract WAPO and other communists. This is in-party fighting from the hot-head commissioner and the cool-as-a-cucumber mayor. In the meantime, here on the border of Kenmore/Tonawanda, the sun is shining and at 42ª that ice/rock pile at the end of the driveway will be joining Frosty the Snowman in a puddle. Hmm, after a week of eating what's left in the fridge, it might be time to order some wings... Ramona (the Pest)
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone 12/29/2022 11:05:32 AM (No. 1366870)
If you believe everything in the article, it certainly appears to be a major disaster for a lot of obvious Biden and leftist Democrat voters who reside in the minority “communities” at Buffalo. So instead of basking in the Sun at a St. Croix, Virgin Island beach you would think that Biden would be at the White House working 24/7 to coordinate a big federal response to assist all of his minority voters in Buffalo. Even though there were for many days accurate forecasts as to the big blizzard that was headed towards Buffalo, along with past major lake effect snowstorms that the area has suffered, you would have to be pretty stupid indeed not to stock up on essential food and water that would last for a week or so. Claiming that firefighter and nurses, along with others on food stamps could not do that is completely bogus.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/29/2022 11:05:59 AM (No. 1366872)
I watched video of the looting. I saw that the predominant group that was doing the looting appeared to be black people. Now, I could be wrong, but I prefer to believe my lying eyes.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/29/2022 11:06:26 AM (No. 1366873)
I didn't think lake-effect snow discriminates based on skin color. Unless all of the 'hoods in Buffalo are next to the lake shore which I rather doubt. Face it, Buffalonians, your city's response to the storm was woefully slow because the city's workers were all on holiday. A bad storm just came at a bad time.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: red1066 12/29/2022 11:07:52 AM (No. 1366874)
I guess one can't loot stores and carry away the stuff when snow on the sidewalks and streets are three feet deep.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Blooming 12/29/2022 11:12:18 AM (No. 1366879)
The death and destruction are sad, but then what do these "woke idiots" expect. Life comes with consequences.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: janjan 12/29/2022 11:23:13 AM (No. 1366886)
Most cities plow the more traveled streets first and residential neighborhoods last for obvious reasons that have nothing to do with race or income level. Everything that happens on the planet is twisted into a racial issue by liberals. The strategy has lost its ability to draw sympathy or even interest.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: jimkata 12/29/2022 11:29:05 AM (No. 1366895)
I don't understand. It's Buffalo,NY. Its expected to get snow. I lived in Syracuse in 1992 -93 when it had its generational snow. It snows. This should be a known fact up there. I don't understand the drama around this.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Axeman 12/29/2022 11:40:27 AM (No. 1366906)
What are the Black and Brown people segregating themselves for? Nobody forces them to live in the bad neighborhoods. Come to think of it, nobody forces their self segregated neighborhoods to be bad. I live where I live based on quality of life and family ties, not based on skin color. Some areas nearby are self segregated due to native languages. This is more ethnic than color based. Separate little countries within our country.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Zigrid 12/29/2022 11:42:36 AM (No. 1366909)
So a snow blizzard is racist? how could that's white...and aren't all things white...racist?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 12/29/2022 11:51:06 AM (No. 1366915)
****lack of investment by government have made the impacts on working-class, Black and Brown neighborhoods much worse.**** What Brianna really wants is more free stuff for blacks and browns.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bpl40 12/29/2022 12:19:34 PM (No. 1366930)
Women and minorities affected most. Video at11.00!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: broken01 12/29/2022 12:24:05 PM (No. 1366931)
Meanwhile the dimwitted NY governor is having news conferences talking about climate change.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: DVC 12/29/2022 12:27:03 PM (No. 1366933)
Violent, welfare dependent black folks with a deep seated sense of "you owe me" are a nationwide problem. The solution to this has to come from the working, contributing portion of the black community. All too often, they seem to remain silent, or are not able to be heard over the angry shouts of the leftist apologist for violent blacks or the power and money hungry "black leaders" who see violence and strife, disagreement and hate as their path to money and power. And "equity" and "affirmative action" and the virulent racist hatred being taught under the banner of "Critical Race Theory" are all ways that more gasoline is poured onto the flames of division and violence. As long as "black leaders" and extreme leftists, and the leftist media see racial division as a tool for them to gain power and make money, it is extremely difficult for ordinary people with good will come together and put this behind us. Racial demagoguery endlessly selling the politics of division to gullible blacks is a horribly destructive force. And, in the moment, protecting one's self, family and property from violence is an imperative. Unfortunately, the only immediate response to violent attack that can work is counterviolence. Be prepared to defend yourself.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: coyote 12/29/2022 12:50:49 PM (No. 1366951)
WaPo at the piano in the whore house, plays the same old tune.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Geoman 12/29/2022 1:08:04 PM (No. 1366960)
Those huge TVs fleeing the stores and being pushed to waiting automobiles are necessary to feed their children, so the government needs to "invest" more?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: PIApilot 12/29/2022 1:18:38 PM (No. 1366963)
The mayor of Buffalo is a "person of color" who has had 16 years (so far) in office to address these issues.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/29/2022 2:25:51 PM (No. 1366996)
You can't get your streets ploughed because you're all on disability and can't pick up a snow shovel. The Govmint needs to fix this WINTER thang y'all.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/29/2022 4:29:24 PM (No. 1367038)
Back in the 970s, I was involved in a research project looking at giernement services provided in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. On the matter of snow removal, Syracuse and Rochester had well thought out plans of action for emergencies. (all 3 cities suffer from lake effect storms.,) Buffalo, a political machine city, had no emergency plan, but assigned snow plows by councilman district! And when we visited Buffalo city hall, we found banks of automatic elevators - with a political appointee who pointed at the open doors. And at the top of city hall was an observation platform, with a policeman on duty. Why, we asked. Suicide attempt prevention was the answer. How? No answer.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/29/2022 5:31:57 PM (No. 1367068)
Taking care of taxpayers first so they can keep subsidizing the entitlement addicts.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Socio 12/29/2022 6:05:26 PM (No. 1367082)
For the love of Pete, someone get them a mirror! It is always somonis else's fault when it is always their fault.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 12/29/2022 9:10:23 PM (No. 1367140)
Well maybe if those minorities who used to use their five finger discounts hadn't kept doing that, stores would not have left their areas. They bring so many problems onto their own heads, yet they just cannot grasp that reality. As to the lazy city government not plowing, that is on the city, not the wealthy people who live in surrounding areas. Why don't they stop voting democrat? So many politicians own the horrible housing they are forced to live in, why do they keep reelecting those bums?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: doctorfixit 12/30/2022 6:51:20 AM (No. 1367242)
More communist propaganda from the WaPo elites. "lack of investment by government " ? Government never invests. Government spends to promote totalitarian socialism. Buffalo is a perfect example of Rust Belt cities destroyed by totalitarian socialist Democrat Party politicians. Buffalo is what happens when #BurnLootMurder thugs face no consequences for predatory behavior. Democrat cities should burn to the ground. Fortunately, Democrats are getting it done themselves.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: homefry 12/30/2022 7:47:33 AM (No. 1367285)
Here in the South we dont plow streets cause we dont make preparations for snowfall, only getting minute amounts usually if at all. These whiny people have been getting snow for eternity and make no preparations for it because they are waiting for someone to do it for them. And call it racism cause some cr--ker aint out there doing it.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: EVRgreen4058 12/30/2022 8:26:45 AM (No. 1367318)
What happens to the Federal & State $$$$ poured into these neighborhoods supposedly to improve conditions for the minority residents? There is never an accounting for any of it let alone evidence situations are improving. There is so much fraud and Buffalo is as big a swamp as Washington DC. Meanwhile the NYS Legislature just voted themselves another raise and the taxpayers are paying for a new stadium for the Buffalo football team when looking at the salary the people involved receive and the cost of the tickets they should be able to pay for that themselves. Forget the "equity" and "racism" rants as it's always an opportunity for un-elected bureaucrats to steal more from the taxpayers.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: CivilServant 12/30/2022 10:32:32 AM (No. 1367415)
Future. Orientation. You’ve either got it, or not.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/30/2022 7:09:37 PM (No. 1367729)
Second post apologies, but...You have t live in the snow belt to appreciate the inaccuracy of weather warnings. The wind direction, if correctly predicted, can dump a pile of snow on you. (Predcted for Erie, Pa for Christmas was 17 inches of snow. The actual snowfall - O inches. What happened? The wind shifted to Buffalo.) When citizens receive constant, inaccurate warnings, they tend to ignore some of those warnings. Back half a century ago, forecasters attached weight to the likelihood of something happening, along with explanations if it didn't happen. They don't do that any more., with the exception o hurricane paths.
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Joe Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre always manages to find new ways to embarrass herself. From the very beginning, she’s proven herself to be a lackluster spokesperson. Biden received praise from the media for promoting her to replace Jen Psaki, but that was because Jean-Pierre was a black lesbian rather than for her communication abilities. As such, her first months as White House Press Secretary haven’t gone very well. She has managed to be even less prepared than Jen Psaki, awkwardly dodging questions and constantly having to refer to her notes. Things were getting so bad that they even brought Pentagon spokesman John Kirby over to babysit her.
West Point Begins Its Erasure of Robert
E. Lee
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Posted by Hazymac 1/5/2023 12:00:26 PM Post Reply
How much has America changed? Well, consider moves being made at West Point. Over the summer, Washington’s Naming Commission — comprised of four civilians and as many retired military vets — came to final conclusions regarding seven different Department of Defense “assets.” In its report, the group recommended a renaming of sites honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee, along with Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee. And over the holidays, the United States Military Academy at West Point began the process of purging Lee from its hallowed halls. As relayed by the Daily News, Superintendent Lieutenant General Steve Gilland released a December 26th statement:
Kevin McCarthy Gives 4 More Concessions
Before Thursday's Speakership Vote
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Posted by Dreadnought 1/5/2023 10:21:04 AM Post Reply
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave the 20 conservative holdouts four more concessions before Thursday’s continued speakership vote. The concessions, negotiated Wednesday night between McCarthy and his critics, are meant to peal several members away from the group of 20 holdouts. McCarthy needs 16 lawmakers to break ranks with the so-called “rebels.” The concessions McCarthy made are significant. Axios and Politico Playbook reported: One member motion threshold needed to force a vote ousting a speaker, instead of five. More House Freedom Caucus members on the House Rules Committee (two seats). Pledges to hold votes
HISTORIC: Matt Gaetz ‘Nominates’ President
Trump in the 11th Vote for House Speaker
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Posted by DW626 1/5/2023 9:17:41 PM Post Reply
The 11th vote in the US House of Representatives for Speaker is on. Rep. Matt Gaetz recommended President Trump for the Speakership. First of all, President Trump is eligible for the speaker’s position per prior publications. …The House can elect whomever it wants to serve as speaker, even if it’s someone who isn’t a member of Congress… …The speaker of the House has always been a member of the House of Representatives, even though the Constitution does not list House membership as a requirement for the job, simply saying lawmakers “shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers.”
Breaking News: Kevin McCarthy loses Ninth
ballot for speaker - as House braces for
a tenth round for the first time since
1856 on third day of Capitol Hill havoc:
Rebels keep voting against Republican
leader - even though he bowed to demands
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Posted by Imright 1/5/2023 5:21:07 PM Post Reply
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy lost a ninth round vote for Speaker, which would mean he's lost three races each of the last three days. No House Speaker vote has gone on this long in modern US political history, and it's set Republicans' new majority in the chamber off to a rocky start.  The last time a House Speaker vote reached 10 rounds was in 1859.  In 1856, it took former House Speaker Nathaniel Prentice Banks two months and 133 rounds of voting for the House of Representatives to settle on a leader - the longest stretch on record.
The Coup We Never Knew 23 replies
Posted by GustoGrabber 1/5/2023 4:59:47 AM Post Reply
Did someone or something seize control of the United States? What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased? Since when did money not have to be paid back? Who insisted that the more dollars the federal government printed, the more prosperity would follow? When did America embrace zero interest? Why do we believe $30 trillion in debt is no big deal?
Merrick Garland Links 5 Capitol Police
Deaths to January 6 Riot
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Posted by Imright 1/6/2023 4:17:28 AM Post Reply
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland honored the five Capitol Police officers on Thursday who, he said, died after defending the legislature from the January 6 riot in 2021 — though none were killed during the violence. In a statement on the second anniversary of the Capitol riot, Garland appeared to link the riot to the deaths: “Two years ago, the United States Capitol was attacked as lawmakers met to affirm the results of a presidential election. Perpetrators attacked police officers, targeted and assaulted members of the media, and interfered with a fundamental element of our democracy:
'Did We Win?' Damar Hamlin Communicating
With Doctors, Inquired About the Game
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Posted by ladydawgfan 1/5/2023 11:48:25 PM Post Reply
On Thursday, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center gave an update on the medical condition of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin. Hamlin is reportedly responsive physically and neurologically and is communicating with doctors via writing since he cannot speak while intubated. According to reports, Hamlin asked doctors, “Did we win?” “Yes, Damar. You won. You’ve won the game of life,” a doctor told him. [Video] According to Sports Illustrated, “There is no timetable for a return to football, but they are hoping to get the breathing tube out soon and send him further down ‘the road to recovery.'”
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