Nancy Pelosi could have rejected her father’s lifestyle, she found it suited her like a pair of leather gloves.
Raised by a family connected to the Baltimore Mafia.
The Baltimore Sun
By Colin Campbell
Oct 20, 2019
Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. and his wife Nancy pose for a photo with their children including Thomas D’Alesandro III on the far right. (File photo)
The D’Alesandro family, a political dynasty with two former Baltimore mayors and the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to its name, rose from a small house on Albemarle Street in Little Italy.
And while the second mayor in the family, Thomas D’Alesandro III, had been out of office for nearly a half-century at the time of his death Sunday, his sister Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House of Representatives, third from the presidency and the top-ranking Democrat in Congress.
The large Italian family’s political power derived from a knowledge of how Baltimore worked and an understanding of how to bring the city’s factions together, said Julian L. “Jack” Lapides, a former longtime state senator.
“They stayed in Little Italy,” Lapides said. “They were proud of their roots. They didn’t move outward.
They stuck to the neighborhoods, and they thought the neighborhoods were the most important thing in the city.
We’ve always been a city of neighborhoods, and they were fabulous at recognizing it.”
He lived there quite openly for a while, but After Adolf Eichmann was snatched off a Buenos Aires street by a team of Mossad agents in 1960, Mengele went back underground, eventually winding up in Brazil.
Once Eichmann was captured, Mengele became the #1 most-wanted former Nazi in the world and the various rewards for information leading to his capture ultimately totaled $3.5 million.
In spite of the urban legends about his situation—people thought that he was running a twisted laboratory deep in the jungle—the reality was that he lived the last few years of his life alone, bitter, and in constant fear of discovery.
He was never captured, however: he died while swimming in Brazil in 1979.
IN THE CLOSING WEEKS OF WORLD WAR II, AS ALLIED TROOPS RUMBLED INTO GERMAN TOWNS and the victors jockeyed to divide the spoils, one prize stood out: the people and machinery that had produced the V-2 rocket, one of the war’s most exotic weapons.
To the delight of U.S. intelligence, Wernher von Braun and most of his top associates on the V-2 development team chose to surrender to the Americans, shrewdly calculating where they might be allowed to continue their pioneering research after the war.
One German rocket engineer, quoted by historians Frederick Ordway and Mitchell R. Sharpe in their book The Rocket Team, sized up his options in April 1945:
“We despise the French, we are mortally afraid of the Soviets, we do not believe the British can afford us. So that leaves the Americans.”
I fully understand that most of us if not afraid are sick and tired of the media trying to push an economy in which they hope will destroy the U.S. and World economies, allowing the ill-informed to cry out for more socialistic and Marxist solutions that are based on falsehoods.
Yes, Laura Ingraham seems to be and likely is a full-on Trumper, yet she makes some relevant points that those on the left in congress are dying to sell us along with the agenda driven media.
Remember in the first year of computing, the saying wad,” B.S in B.S. out and that is what is apparently going on today.
What we are being told is to be fearful, and go into panic mode, when the real people in the know don’t agree.
Yes, I agree it’s prudent to follow the prudent guidelines until the COvid19 burns itself out.
This just in from Laura:
Indeed, sage advice.
Currently a WWII like effort is underway to develop a vaccine or treatment.
For that to happen, President Trump must issue and Executive Order to remove the FDA from the loop.
At one time when I read fiction novels I read this book.
In it, the author made an interesting if not profound observation almost 40 years ago that some my find haunting, while the government and their media get us ready for another crisis that won’t eventually hold water.
Is author Dean Koontz a modern day Nostradamus or were his writings happenstance?
I’ve real likely all of his novels and have no recollection about said underlined sentences above.
This must be coincidence.
Do you believe in coincidence?
After what has been going on in the U.S. and around the globe, it makes me pause to wonder what has happened to the world I once knew.
I’m so busy I don’t make time for thinking, a fault I need to correct.
The First Sane Article Written On The Topic: Five Reasons Why Many Doubt The COVID-19 Hysteria.
Riding the same roller coaster as the rest of the nation, I’ve bounced between reverent and frustrated with regard to the Chinese Wuhan Virus and our nation’s response to it.
In this piece, I’ll do my best to explain my skepticism and frustrations in a way that hopefully even the most certain of alarmists will be able to at least listen to, if not understand and possibly even appreciate.
Can we trust President Trump?
Two choices: Trust the president or the media.
Who tells the truth more often?
I would guess the president due to security reasons, and the media I’d give a big “Rarely”
First, our leaders are drawing conclusions and enacting purported solutions all predicated on wildly incomplete data.
Or, more specifically, fear in reaction to that wildly incomplete data.
And I know atsome point you have to use the data you have.
If you’re in an airplane that’s lost power and is heading for a mountain, you use your parachute if you have it.
You don’t sit there waiting for more data that will hopefully afford you a better solution.
But I also know some of these people who are a lot smarter than I have a track record of lording their intelligence over the rest of us and promising the direst consequences if we don’t submit to their precise demands immediately.
How many times so far was “Climate Change” been jammed down our throats with no scientific data for the fools who believe it to show us?
How many times was that supposed to have already created devastating consequences that never came?
Since he has been raking in the money from fools who have bought his carbon offset chits.
Hey, it was only liberals, Marxists and socialists so who cares?
As time goes on, their predictions appear to be less dire or, completely not trustworthy.
And while pundits and politicians and others who derive power through fear will continue promising you that the sky is falling, I’m sitting here extremely skeptical of their predictions and confident that the numbers will continue showing a decline in serious risk no matter how scary those numbers are marketed to sound in headlines and on cable news.
Those who know me, understand that I’ve done as much work on this fact-finding that the true believers.
There are not scientific data to substantiate their claims.
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THAT TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH?
Poor Queen Latifah and Nick Jonas who tried to warn us.
And now that same medical community is telling them to sit down and shut up because it’s better we all go crazy amid fear and social and economic destruction than even consider not necessarily succumbing to full-blown terror amid yet uninformed prevention efforts.
Health insurance giant Cigna was so concerned about you having good mental health that they ran ad campaigns (featuring Latifah and Jonas) encouraging you to tell your medical doctor all about the stress your girlfriend’s brother’s boyfriend was creating for you by constantly talking about — oh, I don’t know … shooting from the hip here — how great President Trump is.
But that’s all out the window now.
Your mental health and stress levels, tied for virtually all of us to our financial security, don’t mean a damn thing if they get in the way of decimating every shred of our nation’s social and economic order so we can slow the spread (not stop, contrary to what many of you have been spouting) of a virus that appears less dire with each passing day but we all agreed to completely freak out about early on and that’s our story so damn it we’re sticking to it.
The case has been made many times: Is the damage we’re doing socially, economically and (I’ll add) to the mental health of our citizens worth the “abundance of caution” we’re being forced in many cases now by law to comply with?
I’m not entirely convinced it is.
And all of you sitting there saying, “Well if you want everyone to die, that’s your problem!” — you’re no more credible than I am.
Because right now we’re guessing.
And rather than just forget what we’ve all learned about that in recent decades, it should be factored in as the majority of our nation is losing their stuff right now over this and that’s not healthy either.
DISMISSAL OF COMMON SENSE
Common sense in Washington isn’t that common while the media has no sense what so ever just their mission which is to bring America to its knees economically so that those who have been around for awhile sill eventually forget and die and the young being raised right now by their parents and socialist instructors will have never know the difference.
The people most invested in promoting how dire the situation is are acting like literally every guideline they espouse isn’t “day one stuff” when it comes to general hygiene and contagion mitigation.
Yes, wash your hands.
No, don’t lick doorknobs.
Yes, stay home if you’re sick instead of infecting everyone else.
No, don’t cough on people.
Yes, promote additional precautions for those most susceptible.
It’s all day one stuff.
But having replaced common sense with an indifference to inciting panic, we’re being administered these guidelines as though they’re brand new intelligence that we only learned last week and are all that can save us from total extinction.
Imagine if every time you came to a red light, 25 people surrounded your car screaming at you to put your seat belt on.
The vast majority of us will already have our seat belts on.
But these mobs of people are all over the streets surrounding cars, stopping traffic, shouting at people with “intelligence” virtually all of us already had.
That’s what it feels like to a lot of us when we can’t even open our inboxes without finding another 15 emails from vendors we used one time 10 years ago who is telling us all about how careful they’re being and how careful we need to be.
And mind you we’re not at home reading these emails because we want to be.
We’re home because instead of going about our daily lives while asserting the common sense we all know and understand, we’re forced to leave our jobs and halt the entire economy so we can sit around being yelled at about these things.
The overwhelming majority of “advice” we’re getting is nothing more than virtue signaling the value of common sense we all already had, and that’s a real detriment to selling the seriousness of something.
It’s also increasingly inexplicable why we’re quarantining virtually the entire population and decimating our economy and upending social order and begging the government to burn trillions of dollars of our money to at least partially ease the pain may be hoping for some of us, instead of just quarantining the elderly and immuno-compromised and letting the rest of us get on with our lives.
Has the entire medical community forgotten the value of herd immunity?
By holing us all up in our homes — which in millions of cases has meant bringing college kids home to their older parents and grandparents — we’re slowing the spread to the herd, many of whom would be so devastated by COVID-19that we wouldn’t even know we had it because there would literally be no symptoms. This is insanity.
Quarantine the elderly and immuno-compromised.
It’s time to go back to work.
Try actually thinking about the “dangers” you’re warning us about like the reality that many of us wouldn’t even know we had the virus, and let us build our immunity and not just slow the spread but stop it.
VALUE OF CRISES
Some old common-sense measures are being treated as new, and new common-sense measures are being ignored, in large part because tremendous power is derived through crises.
The media absolutely loves having everyone out of work and at home and glued to their TVs while psychologically paralyzed by fear and legally mandated not to do anything else.
And the politicians love being out there telling us about how awful things would be if it weren’t for the extraordinary measures they’re taking to save us. Even my guy, President Trump, appears to be going along with the media’s narrative in what will likely end up being a political boon for him.
Earlier in this piece, I mentioned the Climate Change doomsday alarmists with whom I could’ve never intelligently argued but who have been wrong every time and still insist the sky is falling and the only saving grace will be upending our way of life and doing exactly what they tell us to.
Well, let’s face it: the COVID-19 doomsday alarmists sound pretty much exactly like all the rest of them.
DISTRUST OF MEDIA
Finally and most importantly, lack of trust in the corporate media.
One of their favorite attacks on President Trump these last 4 years has been that an inability to trust him broadly would make it hard to trust him during a time of crisis.
As noted in my most-read piece since the terror-related to the Wuhan Chinese Virus took hold, I’m now saying the opposite:My lack of trust in the disgraced and discredited corporate media makes it impossible for me to trust them now.
I believe — no, I know — they are the reason this entire panic blew up to the levels it did.
And when the panic and fear were clearly set in, of course, the healthcare community gladly took their seat at the table and begin asserting their own worst-case-scenario authority.
If I had a nickel for every time a doctor gave me doomsday advice because in reality they just wanted me to do at least some part of what they were suggesting,
I’d be a rich man.
Well, I’d be rich as long as I saved my nickels instead of investing them.
Because the media has repeatedly shown me that they’re more than willing to create whatever carnage is necessary in order to destroy President Trump and endanger any American who dares to support defend him.
And that includes standing by not just idly, but gleefully, while the terror and panic they incite absolutely obliterates the stock market and with it the financial livelihood and security for millions of Americans.
We’re a long way from being able to make informed decisions based on good data, and instead are making potentially terrible decisions predicated entirely on fear, and both of those assertions become increasingly evident as more data comes in about both the threat of the virus and the damage done by our response to it.
We’re in such a state of panic and fear that we’ve completely abandoned any deference at all to good mental health and the important role it plays in our overall well being as individuals and amid our communities.
As a friend asked me, do you think the senior citizens we’re all so concerned about aren’t as if not more worried about their retirement accounts being completely wiped out in a matter of days over this thing?
We’re treating old common sense like it’s new and new common sense like it doesn’t exist, and that makes it hard to take any of this as seriously as the finger-wagging virtue signal crowd sanctimoniously groan on about.
The people prolonging and arguably worsening the collateral damage are people who never derive as much power or capital as they do during crises.
That, too, is an inescapable reality that you don’t have to be jaded to be mindful of.
The media, having spent 4 years sinking to once-unthinkable new lows, including but not limited to normalizing violence as an acceptable response to speech so long as that speech is insufficiently critical of President Trump, have lost all credibility, and they more than anyone else are responsible for the onset of hysteria that kicked everything into the unrecognizable state of panic and disorder that we’re now all living amid.
So do me a favor.
Meet me back here in a month. And then again in a year.
Then again — I dare you — in five years.
And when all the data is collected and we’ve all moved on to other things, tell me again how the social and economic carnage that will inevitably be manipulated in the near-term by the corporate media and Democrats in an effort to create political carnage, was actually warranted.
This is why I and many others have a hard time taking the Chinese Wuhan Virus as seriously as the virtue signaling corporate media, and frankly, the corporate crowd more broadly,are all demanding of us.
And while I may not be able to debate the “experts” in brilliantly colorful academic terms, meet me back here when the dust has settled and the evidence is in that you blew it all out of proportion.
The paper trail is clear that the media manipulated it all for political reasons. And we can have a more informed conversation then.
In the meantime, I’m sorry.
I’m not buying it beyond what I would during any other viral spread.
When you have the airlines now telling us they aren’t filling middle seats and allowing passengers to choose any seat they like once the plane is in the air and the fasten seat belts sign has been turned off, what happened to the six feet separation.
It was developed using the S.W.A.G method, as in “Scientific wild ass guess,” and little more.
And worse, I think you’re trying to scare us because you thrive — for a variety of reasons — off of our fear.
Hospitals across the U.S. consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients.
Many physicians will refuse to abide by DNR designations.
It would seem most hospitals would not do this knowing it would lead to more law suits in the end.
On day one of medical school, students learn a phrase that’s been taught for thousands of years:
In Latin it’s Primum non-nocere first written in Greek, later translated into Latin.
Socrates is considered the founder of modern medicine.
Every year, a new record is set for medical school enrollment.
But despite this influx of new doctors, the U.S. physician work-force continues to trend older.
There were 985,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. in 2018, according to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ (FSMB) biennial census, which notes that their average age has risen to 51.5 years from 50.7 in 2010.
But that number seemsto understate the trend.
The census also reports that the number of licensed physicians between 60 and 69 years old grew to almost 192,000 (19.5%) in 2018, up 38% from the 139,000 doctors in their 60s in 2010. Also, the number of licensed physicians 70 and older grew to more than 106,000 (10.8%) in 2018.
That’s nearly a 40% jump from the 2010 figure of 76,000.
A scene played out in intensive care units all over the country every day.
I personally dealt with this as both my parents died the same way.
In the end it was sitting the physician sitting on the bed and telling each of them there was nothing more medically that could be done for them and would they like him to assist in the transition and end the pain and suffering.
Both said yes, the next day their spirits left the body.
The patient’s desire is outweighed by that of the family, the patient suffers, his wishes for DNR fall to the wishes of the member of the family who can’t let go.
A nurse holds swabs and test tube to test people for COVID-19 at a drive through station set up in the parking lot of the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Hospitals on the front lines of the pandemic are engaged in a heated private debate over a calculation few have encountered in their lifetimes – how to weigh the “save at all costs” approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to the contagion of coronavirus.
The conversations are driven by the realization that the risk to staff amid dwindling stores of protective equipment – such as masks, gowns and gloves – may be too great to justify the conventional response when a patient “codes,” and their heart or breathing stops.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has been discussing a universal do-not-resuscitate policy for infected patients, regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family members – a wrenching decision to prioritize the lives of the many over the one.
Richard Wunderink, one of Northwestern’s intensive-care medical directors, said hospital administrators have asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for help in clarifying state law and whether it permits the policy shift.
“It’s a major concern for everyone,” he said. “This is something about which we have had lots of communication with families, and I think they are very aware of the grave circumstances.”
Officials at George Washington University Hospital in Washington say they have had similar conversations, but for now will continue to resuscitate covid-19 patients using modified procedures, such as putting plastic sheeting over the patient to create a barrier.
The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, one of the country’s major hot spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Several large hospital systems – Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks – are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the risk to doctors and nurses, or a shortage of protective equipment, say ethicists and doctors involved in those conversations.
But they would stop short of imposing a do-not-resuscitate order on every coronavirus patient. The companies declined to comment.
Lewis Kaplan, president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a University of Pennsylvania surgeon, described how colleagues at different institutions are sharing draft policies to address their changed reality.
“We are now on crisis footing,” he said. “What you take as first-come, first-served, no-holds-barred, everything-that-is-available-should-be-applied medicine is not where we are. We are now facing some difficult choices in how we apply medical resources – including staff.”
The new protocols are part of a larger rationing of lifesaving procedures and equipment – including ventilators – that is quickly become a reality here as in other parts of the world battling the virus. The concerns are not just about health-care workers getting sick but also about them potentially carrying the virus to other patients in the hospital.
Alta Charo, a University of Wisconsin-Madison bioethicist, said that while the idea of withholding treatments may be unsettling, especially in a country as wealthy as ours, it is pragmatic. “It doesn’t help anybody if our doctors and nurses are felled by this virus and not able to care for us,” she said. “The code process is one that puts them at an enhanced risk.”
Wunderink said all of the most critically ill patients in the 12 days since they had their first coronavirus case have experienced steady declines rather than a sudden crash. That allowed medical staff to talk with families about the risk to workers and how having to put on protective gear delays a response and decreases the chance of saving someone’s life.
A consequence of those conversations, he said, is that many family members are making the difficult choice to sign do-not-resuscitate orders.
Health-care providers are bound by oath – and in some states, by law – to do everything they can within the bounds of modern technology to save a patient’s life, absent an order, such as a DNR, to do otherwise. But as cases mount amid a national shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, hospitals are beginning to implement emergency measures that will either minimize, modify or completely stop the use of certain procedures on patients with covid-19.
Some of the most anxiety-provoking minutes in a health-care worker’s day involve participating in procedures that send virus-laced droplets from a patient’s airways all over the room.
These include endoscopies, bronchoscopes and other procedures in which tubes or cameras are sent down the throat and are routine in ICUs to look for bleeds or examine the inside of the lungs.
Changing or eliminating those protocols is likely to decrease some patients’ chances for survival. But hospital administrators and doctors say the measures are necessary to save the most lives.
The most extreme of these situations is when a patient, in hospital lingo, “codes.”
When a code blue alarm is activated, it signals that a patient has gone into cardiopulmonary arrest and typically all available personnel – usually somewhere around eight but sometimes as many as 30 people – rush into the room to begin live-saving procedures without which the person would almost certainly perish.
“It’s extremely dangerous in terms of infection risk because it involves multiple bodily fluids,” explained one ICU physician in the Midwest, who did not want her name used because she was not authorized to speak by her hospital.
Fred Wyese, an ICU nurse in Muskegon, Michigan, describes it like a storm:
A team of nurses and doctors, trading off every two minutes, begin the chest compressions that are part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Someone punctures the neck and arms to access blood vessels to put in new intravenous lines. Someone else grabs a “crash cart” stocked with a variety of lifesaving medications and equipment ranging from epinephrine injectors to a defibrillator to restart the heart.
As soon as possible, a breathing tube will be placed down the throat and the person will be hooked up to a mechanical ventilator. Even in the best of times, a patient who is coding presents an ethical maze; there’s often no clear cut answer for when there’s still hope and when it’s too late.
In the process, heaps of protective equipment are used – often many dozens of gloves, gowns, masks, and more.
Bruno Petinaux, chief medical officer at George Washington University Hospital, said the hospital has had a lot of discussion about how – and whether – to resuscitate covid-19 patients who are coding.
“From a safety perspective you can make the argument that the safest thing is to do nothing,” he said. “I don’t believe that is necessarily the right approach. So we have decided not to go in that direction. What we are doing is what can be done safely.”
However, he said, the decision comes down to a hospital’s resources and “every hospital has to assess and evaluate for themselves.” It’s still early in the outbreak in the Washington, D.C. area, and GW still has sufficient equipment and manpower. Petinaux said he cannot rule out a change in protocol if things get worse.
GW’s procedure for responding to coronavirus patients who are coding includes using a machine called a Lucas device, which looks like a bumper, to deliver chest compressions.
But the hospital has only two.
If the Lucas devices are not readily accessible, doctors and nurses have been told to drape plastic sheeting – the 7-millimeter kind available at Home Depot or Lowe’s – over the patient’s body to minimize the spread of droplets and then proceed with chest compressions. Because the patient would presumably be on a ventilator, there is no risk of suffocation.
In Washington state which had the nation’s first covid-19 cases, UW Medicine’s chief medical officer, Tim Dellit, said the decision to send in fewer doctors and nurses to help a coding patient is about “minimizing use of PPE as we go into the surge.”
He said the hospital is monitoring health-care workers’ health closely.
So far, the percentage of infections among those tested is less than in the general population, which, he hopes, means their precautions are working.
A woman exits a COVID-19 testing site while hundreds wait in line at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that sees 40,000 people in intensive care.
Such a surge would overwhelm hospitals, which now have just 3,000 intensive care unit beds statewide. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Bioethicist Scott Halpern at the University of Pennsylvania is the author of one widely circulated model guideline being considered by many hospitals.
In an interview, he said a blanket stop to resuscitations for infected patients is too “draconian” and may end up sacrificing a young person who is otherwise in good health. However, health-care workers and limited protective equipment cannot be ignored.
“If we risk their well-being in service of one patient, we detract from the care of future patients, which is unfair,” he said.
Halpern’s document calls for two physicians, the one directly taking care of a patient and one who is not, to sign off on do-not-resuscitate orders. They must document the reason for the decision, and the family must be informed but does not have to agree.
Wyese, the Michigan ICU nurse, said his own hospital has been thinking about these issues for years but still is unprepared.
“They made us do all kinds of mandatory education and fittings and made it sound like they are prepared,” he said. “But when it hits the fan, they don’t have the supplies so the plans they had in place aren’t working.”
Over the weekend, Wyese said, a suspected covid-19 patient was rushed in and put into a negative pressure room to prevent the virus spread. In normal times, a nurse in full hazmat-type gear would sit with the patient to care for him, but there was little equipment to spare.
So Wyese had to monitor him from the outside. Before he walked inside, he said, he would have to put on a face shield, N95 mask, and other equipment and slather antibacterial foam on his bald head as the hospital did not have any more head coverings.
Only one powered air-purifying respirator or PAPR was available for the room and others nearby that could be used when performing an invasive procedure – but it was 150 feet away.
While he said his hospital’s policy still called for a full response to patients whose heart or breathing stopped, he worried any efforts would be challenging, if not futile.
“By the time you get all gowned up and double-gloved the patient is going to be dead,” he said. “We are going to be coding dead people.
Illegally praying in the street during work hours and expect to be paid.
They would have us believe that their cult is a religion of peace.
This is complete and utter nonsense.
When Muslims who follow Islam are involved with any endeavor whining and complaining are soon to follow.
If the U.S. wasn’t so confused they would classify CAIR and other groups who foster a more silent jihad while receiving tax exempt funding.
In 2009, the FBI severed its once-close ties to CAIR amid mounting evidence that the group had links to a support network for Hamas.
Local chapters of CAIR were shunned in the wake of a 15-year FBI investigation that culminated in the conviction of Hamas fundraisers at a trial in which CAIR itself was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator.
The U.S. government has designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.
Roula Allouch, the board chairwoman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, left, seen speaking in 2016. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
This is an insult to those of us in the west would like to have a peaceful existence.
If those who follow the Qur’an find it so despicable to assimilate, heads up, our walls and borders are to keep unwanted vermin out, no one is holding anyone hostage here.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing a stimulus bill that calls for millions in additional funding for various, seemingly unrelated agencies while providing no funding to Customs and Border Protection or Immigration or Customs Enforcement (ICE).
As lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress continue to struggle to pass a relief package intended to help Americans struggling financially with the coronavirus pandemic, Pelosi and House Democrats are pushing their own bill.
However, her version is being derided by GOP critics for funding measures that have no relation to the spread of COVID-19.
Among the provisions in Pelosi’s bill: $35,000,000 for “operations and maintenance” of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; $36,000,000 for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; and even $7,000,000 for Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
Her bill included numerous other unrelated provisions, such as a bailout for the postal service, risk-limiting audits of election results, requirements early and same-day voter registration, and also a requirement for airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions.
However, the speaker’s legislation calls for no additional funding for CBP and ICE, despite governments around the world adopting stricter border measures to protect their populations against the virus.
In terms of immigration-related measures, Pelosi’s bill does call for $300,000,000 for “Migration and Refugee Assistance.”
“Democrats’ behavior is a national disgrace.
They are blocking aid for sick people andunemployed workers over Pelosi’s totally unrelated demands,” tweeted House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday.
“The country is burning and House Democrats would rather delay passage of direct relief to working families and small business so they can manipulate the way we conduct elections, bail out the postal service, impose greenhouse gas mandates on the airlines, and ensure diversity on corporate boards,” Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, said to the Daily Caller on Monday.
The Senate version, on the other hand, appropriates $182,000,000 in additional funding for CBP, and $107,000,000 for ICE.
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