For the families that have lost loved ones in nursing homes due to the complete misguidance of the Governor and his Health Commissioner Zucker, finally some good news: NY Senate Repeals Bill Shielding Nursing Homes From COVID-19 Lawsuits. It is little consolation to the families who have lost their parents, grandparents, spouses, but it is a positive step; we will stand with them to make certain that nothing like this ever happens again. We will never forget that Governor Cuomo knew that returning sick patients to a nursing home was like “fire through dry grass” yet, that didn’t stop his directive on March 25, 2020. To make it even worse, he would not even let the sick patients be tested for COVID-19. His actions were unconscionable. Add to this heart breaking scenario, yesterday we learned that “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker directed health officials to prioritize the governor’s own family and figures with ties to his administration in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo, you can never undo the grievous mistakes you made, even giving you the benefit of the doubt that we were in unchartered territory regarding how to handle the world-wide pandemic, your arrogance and belief that you did your best or worse that you followed what the federal government recommended – you eventually realize it wasn’t what they recommended and rescinded the DOH order on May 10 – you have never apologized to the families who could not even be with their loved ones while facing an almost certain painful death. Your actions were not the actions of a leader; they were actions of a man who believes he can do no wrong. Governor Cuomo, it is time to admit you made mistakes; and then resign.
Janice Dean’s Op-Ed in today’s NY Post: Families deserve justice one year after Cuomo’s deadly nursing home order.
See Chairman Kassar’s press release on the Emperor’s arrogance here.
Despite this: New York Spends More than All Other States on Education and Medicaid, the Legislature always adds more money to both of these budget items.
Lawrence A. Franklin writes about China’s Pattern of Anti-U.S. Hostility in Gatestone Institute.
What the Legislature is up to: New York State Legislature Prepares to Enact Mezzanine Debt and Preferred Equity Tax Bill; Stewart-Cousins: “Really, Really Close” for Cannabis Legalization; and this from E. J. McMahon, Albany’s soak-the-rich push ignores the large grain of SALT. Bill Hammond writes that Cuomo Pushes Budget Change Sought by Hospital Group Implicated in Pandemic Scandals. And let’s not forget that a deal has been reached about legalizing marijuana: What NY lawmakers forgot in their drive to legalize pot. Legislators see this a way to continue funding government, we see the legalizing of marijuana as another way government opens Pandora’s Box. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 Drug (Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote;) there have been ample times to remove it from Schedule 1 yet the FDA has not reclassified it; a fact that government ignores in its quest to spend, spend, spend on their pet projects without regard for the consequences which are inevitable. Read what SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) thinks of marijuana and state budgets. And then read Marijuana and Mental Health. Our youth’s drug use is rising in states that have legalized marijuana.
What the federal government is up to: White House eyes sweeping $3T spending proposal; and if you haven’t heard about this, be prepared to shocked by what Nancy Pelosi is attempting to do now: Moderate Democrats warn leaders against meddling in Iowa race. Sen. Schumer wants to control every aspect of voting: 9 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Federal Takeover of Elections.
Oh Boy, this should be very interesting, I wonder if she will acknowledge the problems and find a way to resolve them, or is Harris there because she knows nothing about immigration except her very progressive views. Biden taps Harris to lead on immigration amid border crisis.
File this under more Biden family problems: Secret Service reportedly got involved in bizarre gun case involving Hunter Biden.
From City-Journal: Roadmap for Progressivism; Don’t Let Financial Regulators Dream Up Climate Solutions and Senator Cotton’s Stand/ The Arkansas lawmaker is introducing a bill to protect the military from critical race theory indoctrination.
Did anyone really expect President Biden to say anything different than he said: Biden Signals Openness to Changing Filibuster, Says He Plans to Run in 2024. The openness to changing filibuster is how he proves to progressives that he has their back and that unity means absolutely nothing. He is the wolf in sheep’s clothing!