Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

While the world is distracted by COVID-19 Red China continues to demonstrate what they are really about.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon as thousands took to the streets Sunday — as controversial new security laws from China aimed at crushing the protests sparked the most intense clashes in months. Crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators dressed in black gathered in a popular shopping district, chanting slogans such as “Stand with Hong Kong,” “Liberate Hong Kong” and “Revolution of our times.” The protest did not receive official authorization — and broke local coronavirus social-distancing restrictions, which ban groups of more than eight people meeting. Police raised blue flags, warning protesters to disperse, before firing multiple rounds of tear gas — then firing from a water cannon.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

Brooklyn field hospital never saw a coronavirus patient

The COVID-19 crisis is a real crisis. Drastic measures were needed to ensure that we did not have mortality like that suffered in Belgium, Great Britain, and Italy. But the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights have been on pause long enough. We have suspended due process, the legislative process, and common sense while granting fascist state like powers to governors and mayors. We have witnessed a classic exhibition of the old bromide, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Mario Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Gavin Newsom, et al.; have had a taste of something they have long craved: total control over the lives of ordinary citizens, crushing private enterprise, and making everyone dependent of government largess. It has been a Progressive (fascist) wet dream, so it should come as no surprise that they have been loathed to give it up and return control to the people, where it belongs.

A roughly $21 million Brooklyn field hospital authorized by the de Blasio administration at the height of the coronavirus pandemic opened and closed without ever seeing one patient, according to city officials. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook was one of several sites across the five boroughs converted into a medical facility as a way to relieve the city’s overburdened hospital system as the COVID-19 crisis mounted. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans on Mar. 31 — a day after the USNS Comfort hospital ship arrived in New York Harbor to aid in the coronavirus fight — for the $20.8 million Red Hook field hospital with an estimated capacity for 750 beds. The field hospital was built by Texas-based construction company SLSCO. “They are going to set it up rapidly and we’re then going to go to the next site, the next site, the next site to meet our goal,” de Blasio told reporters of the site during that press conference in which the mayor also outlined the details to turn Queens’ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center into a 350-bed temporary hospital.

Brooklyn field hospital never saw a coronavirus patient

Rick Savage, Maine pub owner, loses licenses after ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ appearance – Washington Times

Representative government, due process, government of by and for the people, Constitutional protections of speech, religion and assembly. Have they all ceased to exist because of this virus? Doesn’t this bother anyone?

The owner of a Maine brewpub had his health and liquor licenses revoked over the weekend after he announced on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he was reopening his business despite a statewide shutdown. Rick Savage, the owner of Sunday River Brewing Co. in Bethel, announced on Fox Thursday night that he was reopening his business despite Gov. Janet Mills’ executive “stay safer at home” order to combat the coronavirus. On Friday, Mr. Savage reopened his establishment to the public, and within hours the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations seized his health license, and in effect his liquor license, the Sun Journal reported.

Rick Savage, Maine pub owner, loses licenses after ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ appearance – Washington Times

And It’s Gone: Nets Already Done With Covering Rape Claim Against Biden

Well, it’s not like he is doing anything important like RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! This is no more important than the encroaching senility he so obviously is suffering from. Nothing to see here!

Just four days after the broadcast network evening newscasts finally covered the rape allegation against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for the first time, after ignoring it for over a month, ABC, CBS, and NBC had had enough. During their Monday evening newscasts, none of them ran stories on the subject despite developments still breaking over the course of the day. NBC’s Today was the only morning newscast to give the allegations substantial airtime (CBS This Morning on Monday managed 56 seconds), and even then they were batting for Biden. “Today there are intensifying calls from both sides to search for any complaint that might exist from Joe Biden’s former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who says he assaulted her 27 years ago,” announced senior Washington correspondent and Democratic establishment fan Andrea Mitchell. That complaint would be another piece of contemporaneous evidence that would back up Reade’s claims. Even though the search was still ongoing, Mitchell declared that “no record of it has been found,” as if the search was exhausted.

And It’s Gone: Nets Already Done With Covering Rape Claim Against Biden