RUSSIAN COLLUSION: Fox News reports that Rep. Adam Schiff is in panic mode. Remember back when Schiff’s Intelligence Committee was interviewing people not just behind closed doors, but inside a SCIF room?
SCIFs (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities) are accredited areas, room(s) or building(s) where classified stuff is stored, used, processed or discussed.
Remember how he would leak information from these interviews to the press, including that he claimed they had PROOF that Trump had colluded with Russia?
And remember how the umpteen-million-dollar Mueller investigation found NO EVIDENCE that Trump had colluded with Russia?
In September 2018, the committee voted in “unanimous and bipartisan fashion” to release all 53 of the interview transcripts as soon as they had been checked for sensitive information and redacted where necessary to protect national security.
They’re ready now to be released. But Schiff still doesn’t want to release them. He’s trying to claim that the redactions can’t be trusted because Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, is a Trump hack.
Yeah, no. According to intelligence officials, the redaction process was conducted by career intelligence officials under both former directors Dan Coates and Joseph Maguire.
IOW, Grennell had nothing to do with it. Therefore, his political bent is immaterial.
Senior administration and intelligence community officials told Fox News on Wednesday that the transcripts, which they have seen, show NO evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
IOW, when Schiff “leaked” to the press that he had PROOF, he was just flat out lying his lying face off.
TEXAS: Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw weighs in on the salon owner jailed for opening her shop. [10:28] – “These so-called leaders and these so-called judges, they need to take a civics lesson. … I’m all for the guidelines. But the government needs to use the lightest touch possible.”
MINNESOTA: Milan Dennie, the owner of King Milan’s Barber Shop in St. Paul said he initially complied with the governor’s Coronavirus lockdown order and temporarily closed his business.
However, the twice-extended shutdown left Dennie “starving” so he attempted to reopen his business.
During the shut down, Dennie handed out 2,000 rolls of toilet paper and 1,000 containers of soap.
He also runs a non-profit to give haircuts to underprivileged youth in the Twin Cities.
But now that he’s forced to go back to work, he’s facing a $25,000 fine.
“I’m not trying to be disrespectful in any way to his rules or laws, but it’s unfair … If we don’t start back working, we’re going to lose what we, you know, put everything into.”
ARIZONA: [2:44] – Click to hear an Arizona sheriff who says he will not enforce lock down orders, because they are unconstitutional.
“I will not make criminals who are just trying to earn a living.” – Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has also said he will not hand out fines, citations or arrest people who disobey the governor’s mandate.
Mohave and Pinal Counties are both very rural areas. Maricopa County, the most densely populated, has had 5,138 cases. Pinal has had 497. Mohave has had 150.
STUPID MEMES: The money angle is ridiculous. NYC hospitals didn’t go out and infect people so they could have patients! Sheesh.
As for the disparity, my guess would be that it’s due to the vast cultural differences between Tokyo and New York City.
Tokyo is predominantly Japanese, a people who are very compliant and orderly people by nature and whose culture allows zero room for non-conformity. In addition, they are already accustomed to wearing masks in public to prevent the spread of germs.
I have a friend who has lived in both Germany and Japan. He and I were at a drug store that had several registers open. People were kind of milling around and just winging it about who was next when a register opened up. Everyone was being courteous, so I didn’t think anything of it.
My friend looked around and said, “This would NEVER happen in Japan or Germany.”
“This messy non-line thing. In Japan, everyone would automatically line themselves up into separate, tidy lines at each register.
“And if this happened in Germany, somebody would be organizing everyone to get into separate lines!” LOL
By contrast, NYC is the most diverse city on the planet. And most, if not all, of the people there either left their birth nations or are descended from people who did.
IOW, the New York culture is not only diverse in every way, but also made up of people who value individual liberty over everything else.
CHINA: [7:41] – Gina Shakespeare reports on how badly the ChiCom’s policies are backfiring.
GRAMMY NOTES: We are having the weirdest spring! It’s like the weather can’t quite let go of winter. We get a few nice days, then more snow. Today, the lawn guy came in the morning, then this happened in the afternoon!
Our neighbor (photo) has been putting her lighted tree out every time we get another weird snowfall. LOL
MOTHERHOOD SUCKS: [1:26] – Women can do ANYTHING … unless they have a baby.