Democrat Dictator/Mayor – Nashville COVID Compliance Force Arrests Black Man For Not Wearing a Mask Outside – Where is Black Lives Matter Now?…


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As you absorb just how far the communists running Nashville Tennessee have gone in this story, it is worth remembering this is the same city where people were picked up off the street and forced into involuntary internment/quarantine camps in May.  One man jumped the fence and escaped the detention camp. The Nashville police hunted him down and recaptured him.  [BACKSTORYThink about this people !!

In the latest development a non-domiciled Nashville citizen named Joseph Bryant (61) was arrested for refusing to wear a face mask outside.  His bail is set at $500 and he has a bond hearing today.  Again… THINK ABOUT THISThis is Democrat Mayor John Cooper.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 61-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he repeatedly violated a Nashville public health order requiring masks to be worn in public.

According to an arrest warrant, Metro police issued Joseph Bryant a citation just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway for not wearing a mask, violating Metro Code 2.36.190, which states “it is unlawful for any person to violate an order of the board of health or of the chief medical director.”

The warrant states Bryant was spotted again just before 8 p.m. in the same area, committing the same violation, so rather than issue a state citation, an officer arrested him “due to the obvious likelihood the offense would continue.”

Bryant was booked into the Metro jail around 9 p.m. on a charge of county board of health regulation violation. His bond was set at $500. (read more)

As you can see from this example, the Tennessee Ministry of COVID Compliance cares about the health of its compliant citizens.  Authorities empowered by the Ministry will actively hunt down subversive citizens and forcibly detain them in the ongoing effort to build a new society where compliance will always provide the security you seek.

If wrong-thoughts or requests for arbitrary freedom continue to be expressed, it may become necessary for the Ministry to take enhanced enforcement action.  Please do not put the Ministry in the position of having to make such decisions. Compliance is in your best interest and re-education facilities are costly to maintain.

Relax comrades, the Ministry is sensitive to your previous rights as we initiate our new, safer, society.  The COVID Compliance Ministry appreciates good citizens who voluntarily participate in the rules of our new society. We will continue to reward good citizenship status with enhanced tax credits and social benefits allowing greater access to a safe COVID Compliant Society. A safer society; where the odds will always be in our favor.

A rogue citizen could put a compliant society at risk of infection. They may not just carry biologics they could carry a more alarming virus of wrong-thought against the interests of the state. Rogue citizens would be subversive to our new society.

Social Distancing or House Arrest…. Details, comrades,… details.

 

What Does Fauci claim today? Which way is the wind blowing?


Fauci’s Flower

What did Fauci know and when did he know it?

Our medical “experts” have led us down the primrose path with confusing claims about the China virus.  Americans are correct to question the “expects” and take their claims with skepticism and caution.

Fauci has been wrong about everything.

Why anyone still believes this Deep State Hillary lovin’ bureaucrat is beyond me.

Recently a paper from 2005 surfaced where Fauci’s organization stated;

Is it about your health or the virus?

PLANNEDEMIC

1 Set up Trump- COVID at first nothing fear (set up)

2 Then change to Covid Doomsday millions will die =lock down

3 Activate controlled Dem Governors to spike death counts & project statewide fear NY MICHIGAN NJ PA CALIFORNIA

4 Push testing, testing, testing, to spike infected rates- Fake Noose Media fails to report low death rates to cases (set up)  Change non positive test to positive test results

5 Push boundaries of public compliance, Face masks mandatory leads to mandatory vaccines.

6 Censor/eliminate any opposing views & activate BLM to divided and use C19  infection rates to push mail in voting (Cheat by Mail)

 who gains?

 Dems?  China?

Who loses?

America.

Tina

The Coming National Crisis


Unless Democrats and their henchmen come to the unlikely understanding they also must preserve our laws and traditions, the country will be heading for a bloody disaster, and civil war will be upon us

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By —— Bio and ArchivesAugust 5, 2020

The Coming National Crisis

With the 2020 election only months away, it is reasonable to wonder whether the election could spark widespread violence nationwide.  With a probable hung election and accusations flying left and right, we may be approaching the time in 1860 when the election became a choice of whether a divided country could stay united.  This election could trigger full-scale violence beyond anything we have seen so far.  No, this won’t be just another election.  It may be our Fort Sumter.

Both left and right detest each other, and with no resolution in sight, things could get ugly.  With China on the march, COVID in the air, and racial unrest in the streets, the mix could not be worse and may finally boil over.  What has been a cold civil war up until now could very well go hot.

Black Lives Matter (BLM), Antifa thugs, and their deep-state supporters

Worse still, the election will probably not be resolved on November 3.  As the vote goes into overtime with counting and recounting ballots, many of them fraudulent, the far-left anarchists will take to the streets, burn down buildings, and reach deeper into suburban strongholds of republicanism.  The police may or may not side with the mobs as private citizens try as best they can to protect their property, often armed with a gun.

As we approach the November elections, the probability is increasing of the current low-intensity battle between the left and traditional Americans boiling over into full-scale insurgency.  If Donald Trump wins the election, the left will probably double down on the violent “resistance” they have been pushing since 2016.  If Joe Biden wins, the left will undoubtedly enact legislation that would destroy the republic and enslave the citizenry touching off a revolt by the right.  Conservative patriots will fight to save the republic and the future of the nation.  Either way, violence looms.

It is not inevitable, but all true patriots need to be ready to stand firm for our American heritage.  The costs of blood could be high.  This could be war.  And unlike other wars in our past that respected innocent civilian lives, it would likely become an ugly guerilla war on the streets of our cities doing irreparable harm to innocent bystanders.

The battle on the left will be waged by Black Lives Matter (BLM), Antifa thugs, and their deep-state supporters.  For them, innocent victims and killings are not atrocities, but a piece of their broader scheme to remake America into their utopian socialist ideal.  Their goal is to topple our constitutional system and deprive us of our liberties, property, and way of life.

Much of the rioting centers on the belief America is a racist nation.  Many people righteously march to give the black community their support.  However, the BLM organization isn’t concerned with black lives.  BLM has raked in millions in funding from corporations and people just trying to do the right thing.  In reality, these supporters are being played as chumps to funnel money to ActBlue who in turn finance Democrat candidates and the most liberal subversive groups in America today.

Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media broadcast that the gangs causing the destruction and violence are non-violent

Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media broadcast that the gangs causing the destruction and violence are non-violent as they are looting and lighting fires to a police station.  They justify it as an unfortunate response by downtrodden victims of a debased and immoral nation.  Yet, at the same time, they seek to deprive the public at large of their First Amendment rights to speak and worship freely, and Second Amendment rights to defend themselves with firearms.  Do not be deceived.  Vast numbers of Americans will protect those rights with their lives if need be.

Conservatives did not agree with Barack Obama while he was in office, but they accepted him as president because they realized he was the people’s choice and was duly elected.  The left has never given and will never give Trump the same courtesy.  Donald Trump was duly elected as president, but there has been nonstop treasonous resistance against him since the day he was elected.  We can only expect more of the same if he is reelected.

Blaming an open civil war on Donald Trump will be like blaming the American Civil War on Abraham Lincoln.  In both cases, the forces had been on a collision path for years before the conflict, and it reached its culmination during the time these two great men were in office.

The warning lights of a collapse of civil order have been coming for a long time and could be fully triggered this November.  If elected officials at all levels are incapable of gathering the will to protect our most essential ways of life from thuggery and incendiary accusations of racism, then they have abandoned their official duties to the mob.  Trump understands his obligation to keep order and the rule of law.  Unless Democrats and their henchmen come to the unlikely understanding they also must preserve our laws and traditions, the country will be heading for a bloody disaster, and civil war will be upon us.

 

Is AOC A Bigot In League With The Devil?


Having been raised Catholic doesn’t mean you grow up a Catholic. Fidel Castro, Joe Biden, “prayerful” Nancy Pelosi among other bigots were raised Catholic too.

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesAugust 4, 2020

Is AOC A Bigot In League With The Devil?

From the signature crimson-lipsticked trout pout called N.Y. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC’s) foul mouth:

“St. Damien was a “colonizer” and his statue’s inclusion in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall is “what patriarch and white supremacist culture looks like!”

Vile words that illustrate for once and for all that AOC is a bigot in league with the devil.

Who other than a demon in public office would so cavalierly use her status to go after a canonized Saint who gave his life working with lepers?

“AOC calls the statue in the US capitol building of Father Damien, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church, a part of ‘white supremacist culture,’” said John Robert Gage in a tweet that displayed AOC’s words over a video of St. Damien’s statue.

“Father Damien died of leprosy after spending his life serving others who had the disease,” noted Gage.

One American Catholic bishop out of hundreds countered AOC’s accusations in a pair of swift video tweets.

ONE!

“Los Angeles bishop Robert Barron said he felt the need to respond to AOC’s claim because it “was just so outrageous.” (LifeSiteNews, Aug. 3, 2020)

Photo of Fr. Damien

pair of video tweets.

Milquetoast response Bishop Barron! Writing for  American Thinker, Monica Showalter did so much better!

“Delivering a knockout punch to AOC, American Thinker’s Monica Showalter showed a picture of Damien after the saint had contracted leprosy and asked, “Here he is — look like a white supremacist to you?

“American Thinker’s Showalter referred to AOC as a “far-left wokester congresswoman” who had aimed an “amazing insult” at “Hawaii’s patron saint and most beloved figure of honor.”

“AOC owes Hawaiians an apology”

“What she was trying to do was pigeonhole the same flawed narrative of Confederate statues being unworthy to stand based on the legacy of slavery, onto Hawaii’s beloved chosen saint,” observed Showalter. “And she was also trying to erase Hawaii’s history, a truly disgusting thing given the special state’s many worthy figures, and given how little people know of it.”

“Now that it didn’t go over well, she’s saying nothing, expecting it will blow over. But it shouldn’t blow over,” said Showalter. “She owes the Hawaiians an apology and she’s not giving it. Let this be one more reason for Hawaiians to reconsider voting for Democrats. Ocasio-Cortez is exactly what’s wrong with them.”

“The statue AOC objects to as a totem of white supremacy is a statue of a poor, sick immigrant social worker to the poor, whose work was honored by Hawaii’s native queen,” wrote the Washington Examiner‘s Timothy Carney. “The statue was created by an immigrant woman feminist artist of color, and chosen by the people of the least white state of the union.”

“Carney called AOC’s words a “tirade,” noting that “[a]s far as St. Damien being a “colonizer” — well, Hawaii was never a Belgian colony. He wasn’t there representing Belgium, either. He was there representing the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.”

“Any Hawaiian here who is aware of their history — which most Hawaiians are — would absolutely, Catholic or not, defend the legacy of Damien as a man who was embraced by the people, and who is a hero to us because of his love for the Hawaiian people,” Dallas Carter, a native Hawaiian and a catechist for the Diocese of Honolulu, told CNA.

“We did not judge him by the color of his skin. We judged him by the love that he had for our people,” said catechist Carter.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez picked the wrong statue to criticize,” declared the headline for Matthew Walther’s article at The Week.

“Ocasio-Cortez is probably not aware of the fact that the statue of the saint is a replica of one that stands outside the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu, that he spoke and preached in the Hawaiian language, that his feast day is a holiday in Hawaii, or that he is routinely named in lists of the most admired figures in modern Hawaiian history,” wrote Walther.

“The official website of the office of The Architect of the Capitol praises St. Damien of Molokai’s selfless service:

“On May 10, 1873, Father Damien traveled with Bishop Maigret and a shipload of lepers to Molokai. After two days Damien was willing to devote the rest of his life to the leper settlement. The bishop replied that he could stay as long as his devotion dictated. Father Damien accomplished amazing feats while residing on Molokai. Six chapels were built by 1875. He constructed a home for boys and later a home for girls. He bandaged wounds, made coffins, dug graves, heard confessions, and said Mass every morning. In December 1884, Father Damien noticed severe blisters on his feet without the presence of pain. As he suspected, the disease was leprosy.

“Father Damien died peacefully on April 15, 1889, on Molokai after 16 years of undaunted dedication.

“On October 11, 2009, Father Damien was canonized (i.e., elevated to sainthood) by Pope Benedict XVI in a ceremony at the Vatican, thus becoming Saint Damien.

“The bronze statue is based on photographs taken of Father Damien near the end of his life, with the scars of his disease visible on his face and his right arm in a sling beneath his cloak,” explains The Architect of the Capitol’s description. “His broad-brimmed hat was traditionally worn by missionaries. His right hand holds a cane.”

Meanwhile, toxic AOC hides herself behind the cover of having “been raised Catholic”.

Having been raised Catholic doesn’t mean you grow up a Catholic.

Fidel Castro, Joe Biden, “prayerful” Nancy Pelosi among other bigots were raised Catholic too.

Beloved St. Damien pray for us!

 

COVID case numbers are far lower than claimed


The lockdowns and shutdowns have nothing to do with disease. Also—case numbers sell vaccines, and selling vaccines is the CDC’s main business activity

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Re-posted from The Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesAugust 3, 2020

COVID case numbers far lower than claimed

Casablanca (1942):
“I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.”
“Your winnings, sir.”
“Oh, thank you very much.”

“We’ve checked your equipment, and we believe you’ll be safe, even though you’re stepping into an alien environment.  Remember, the denizens you’ll encounter are congenital tricksters.  They live on lies.  They eat them.  They broadcast them.  They worship them in their Hades.” (My notes for “The Underground”)

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealedclick here.)

So once again, we don hazmat suits and enter the mad, mad world of basic COVID lies.  For purposes of argument only, we assume a new coronavirus was actually discovered, the diagnostic test is meaningful, and case numbers are also meaningful.

Within that mad world, the amount of fraud is still immense.

As I’ve documented, all sorts of case-number cons are running loose. Little, medium, and large cons.  Entering “COVID” on all test results from labs.  Oops.  Computer error.  The PCR test itself spits out false-positives because it lights up like a Christmas tree when it encounters various irrelevant germs.  And so forth and so on.

But here is a superhighway version of fake number counting.  By definition.  Written in stone.  Institutionalized.  From the twinkle-toe mavens at the CDC, home of numbers, house of cards.  Read on.

The revelatory reference is: Children’s Health Defense, July 24, “If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?”  By H. Ealy, M. McEvoy, M. Sava, S. Gupta, D. Chong, D. White, J. Nowicki, P. Anderson.

“Had the CDC used its industry standard, Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Handbook on Death Registration and Fetal Death Reporting Revision 2003, as it has for all other causes of death for the last 17 years, the COVID-19 fatality count would be approximately 90.2% lower than it currently is.”

The article is somewhat complex.  It should be studied carefully.  Here is my main takeaway:

The special CDC guidelines for labeling patients “COVID” are absurd.  These rules open the door to falsely inflating case and death numbers.  This is more than fiddling with statistics.  It’s an institutional and official invitation to create fake cases.  Gigantic numbers of them.

The Children’s Health Defense article presents the April 2020 CDC guidelines for diagnosing COVID.  There are five sets of criteria presented.  Grit your teeth and study this CDC web of deceit:

~~~“April 14th, 2020 – CDC Adopts CSTE Interim-20-ID-01

Title: Standardized surveillance case definition and national notification for 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

VII. Case Definition for Case Classification

1. Narrative: Description of criteria to determine how a case should be classified.

A1. Clinical Criteria At least two of the following symptoms:

* fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new olfactory and taste disorder(s) OR
* At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing OR
* Severe respiratory illness with at least one of the following:
* * Clinical or radiographic evidence of pneumonia, or
* * Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). AND
* * No alternative more likely diagnosis

A2. Laboratory Criteria Laboratory evidence using a method approved or authorized by the FDA or designated authority:

Confirmatory laboratory evidence:

* Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a clinical specimen using a molecular amplification detection test

Presumptive laboratory evidence:

* Detection of specific antigen in a clinical specimen
* Detection of specific antibody in serum, plasma, or whole blood indicative of a new or recent infection (note1)

(note1) serologic methods for diagnosis are currently being defined

A3. Epidemiologic Linkage One or more of the following exposures in the 14 days before onset of symptoms:

* Close contact (note2) with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 disease; or
* Close contact (note2) with a person with:
* * clinically compatible illness AND
* * linkage to a confirmed case of COVID-19 disease.
* Travel to or residence in an area with sustained, ongoing community transmission of SARS-CoV2.
* Member of a risk cohort as defined by public health authorities during an outbreak.

(note2) Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for at least a period of 10 minutes to 30 minutes or more depending upon the exposure. In healthcare settings, this may be defined as exposures of greater than a few minutes or more. Data are insufficient to precisely define the duration of exposure that constitutes prolonged exposure and thus a close contact.

A4. Vital Records Criteria A death certificate that lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.

A5. Case Classifications

Confirmed:

* Meets confirmatory laboratory evidence.

Probable:

* Meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.
* Meets presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence.
* Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19.

1. Criteria to distinguish a new case of this disease or condition from reports or notifications which should not be enumerated as a new case for surveillance

* N/A until more virologic data are available”

~~~

If you waded through that CDC ball of fraud, you see how easy it is to work a deception in COVID case-counting and death-number counting.

For example: chills and fever, or cough, are sufficient to label a patient a probable case of “COVID, if he was also in contact with a “risk cohort,” as defined by public health authorities.

This means an elderly person living in a nursing home—-the whole home would be a “risk cohort”—-who coughs, or who has chills and fever, could be diagnosed, with no test, as a probable case of COVID.

The reason for the hoax is obvious.  Medical dictators must squeeze out every possible number they can, by any means, to justify their rampant economic and, thus, human destruction.

The lockdowns and shutdowns have nothing to do with disease.

Also—-case numbers sell vaccines, and selling vaccines is the CDC’s main business activity.

SOURCE:
If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?

Belgium Files Suite Against Gates & Neil Ferguson


Hundreds of angry Belgians have filed a lawsuit against Bill Gates, Belgium, and a British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson to court. They want all corona measures to be abolished. They have argued that “[w]ithout a lockdown, there would have been fewer deaths.” People have lost their freedoms and their livelihood all to further a concocted agenda which is really to further Climate Change. Bill Gates has come out and claimed that Climate Change will be far worse than COVID.

Gates is neither a climatologist nor a doctor. Nevertheless, he pretends to the leading world authority on both. The sheer damage he has done to the world economy has not even been felt yet. When the restrictions are lifted, if EVER, then the unpaid rents, the bankruptcies of commercial property, and rental properties who still have to pay taxes with no income are beyond all consideration. This is not going back to normal and we are staring into the eyes of the worst economic collapse since the black death. This 860 years from that event and it risks wiping out Western Civilization.

This will be most interesting to see if the Belgium Court is real, or will they dismiss the suit upon orders from above.

Can Truth and Reconciliation Prevent the Crash & Burn?


QUESTION: Hi Marty,

After Apartheid, South Africa assembled the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Do you think there is any chance that in five or so years that we could have a similar commission where politicians, business leaders, scientists and media figures admit their crimes and lies in exaggerating the virus? In such a commission victims can also give statements about the lives and livelihoods lost due to the fake lockdown.

SMD
ANSWER: I seriously doubt that will happen near-term. Perhaps it will occur after they have destroyed everything post-2032, and those who thought the left would be Utopia discover that they too will surrender all their freedom. We are in such a political crisis where the right just wants to be left alone and the left demands they are subjugated and reduced to economic slaves. This is certainly not the country I had thought I lived in. My family has fought in every war since the American Revolution. My cousin still has the musket on the wall from the Revolution. All I can do is hope for is the breakup of the United States to be able to live in peace or be forced to leave. Perhaps this is the choice many of our ancestors had to make to leave Europe in search of freedom.

This political crisis has devolved into such hatred it is unimaginable. It began with Hillary calling anyone who voted for Trump “deplorable” and this has escalated into not just class warfare, but race, political warfare, and an all-out war against the history and the past. Even the US military base in the Indian Ocean is under attack because the USA leases it from Britain and they are calling this colonialism. We are declining into the collapse of Western Civilization as we have known it. There is nothing that will stand the test of time. Everything offends someone and civilization requires cooperation where everyone benefits by coming together. This rising tide of hatred is tearing everything apart. Perhaps now you will understand why Socrates’ forecast that the United States and the European Union will break apart. Our civilizations cannot be maintained with such hatred and confrontation.

You cannot allow one philosophy to subjugate everyone else. That is NOT what a free society is all about. You cannot allow even religion to take control of government (i.e. Iran). What if that Muslim Shiye philosophy took hold in the USA and Congress then enacts laws that women must wear hijabs, niqab veil burqas, jilbabs, or face covers to uphold Islam tradition? Whatever the philosophy or religion one group has, they have no right to impose it upon everyone else. We have reached the point where the United States is no longer a free society. There is no respect for human rights, which includes the right to be left alone to pursue your life, liberty, and happiness. What you earn is not respected and you can no longer try to build wealth for your family to leave behind, for even that is subject to confiscation under inheritance taxes.

LA Mayor Threatens To Shut Utilities To Homes Breaking COVID Compliance Rules…


Live your best life. The totalitarian dictators rely on fear as a weapon.  Do not empower their fiats with compliance.  Enough is enough, this is all about control…

[…] Garcetti said he granted authority to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to cut the utilities to homes and businesses hosting the selfish soirees starting this Friday. (link)

It doesn’t matter if it’s Beverly Hills or not, the issue is nonsense.  On the positive side, the more the idiots do this the more they push people into the freedom alliance.  The only thing worse than dying is not living.  Keep this ridiculous approach up and California might be in play for 2020.

Note to CA: Buy a generator, I’ll bring the extension cords and the blender.  Party on!

President Trump Meets With Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona – Video and Transcript…


Earlier today President Trump met with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in the oval office. [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. It’s an honor to be with the governor of a fabulous state, Arizona. It’s Doug Ducey, and we know him well. And we’ve had a tremendous relationship. He had a tremendous, big, very big election victory. And he has done an incredible job on COVID, or COVID-19, or about 19 other names we can call it. It’s got probably more names than anything else you can think of. And he was hit very hard, and he’s — and he hit back even harder.

And I’d like to have Doug explain it a little bit. And you — perhaps you both want to explain it, but you’ve done a fantastic job. We’re very proud of you. We love the people of Arizona, and they are very proud of the job you’ve done also, Doug.

So maybe you can — and this is some of the things that we’ve provided, which is a lot. When Doug would call, I’d take his call, and he was always asking for a lot for Arizona, and that’s the way a good governor should be.

So, Doug, please.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Well, I want to say thank you, Mr. President. This has really been a partnership between Arizona and your administration. I want to thank Dr. Deborah Birx, who actually came to Arizona and sat with leaders. The — the COVID-19 crisis didn’t hit Arizona until later.

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: We had a very difficult June. We’ve had a much better July. We sat down with Dr. Birx and the Coronavirus Task Force and talked about mitigation steps — things like wearing masks. And we’ve got masks in over 90 percent of our states right now. And then the simple things like physical distancing —

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: — washing your hands, staying home if you’re sick.

And we did take some further steps. We were in the unhappy but responsible position of dispersing large crowds. So bars and nightclubs and gyms all closed temporarily. But upon putting those steps out there, we’ve seen improvement every week, week over week, for four weeks.

We’re going to keep our guard up. We’re going to stay vigilant, but there’s a real path forward and a commonsense approach that we can apply in Arizona not only around saving lives, but also safely and successfully getting our kids back to school at the appropriate time.

THE PRESIDENT: And what are you down — because the percentage down is incredible. What — how much did you go down, percentage-wise?

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Well, we saw our positivity get as high as 21.

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Now, upon reopening — and we were part of the White House “Slow the Spread” —

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: — for four weeks. We extended it for two more weeks. We had our positivity as low as 4 percent. Just yesterday, it was 10 percent. The week before, it was 11. So it’s on a downward trajectory.

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. Right. Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: And I think with the steps that we’re having, the good decisions that Arizonans are making — the face — the face masks and physical distancing, and the fact that people are embracing it.

And I also want to say, our private sector folks have been terrific.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s great.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: All of the businesses — if you want to participate in any good or service in Arizona, you’re going to wear a mask before you go in there, and that’s been a positive.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s really great. Great job.

Deborah, you said something really great about Arizona before. What would it be?

DR. BIRX: Yeah. I said they just really did a great job putting these pieces together and really creating that path forward.

Arizona was the first state — obviously, we’ve been writing your governors report for six weeks. We went to Arizona. We had a model that showed if you did these five commonsense things, you could drive what we call the “replication rate,” the R1, under one and really decrease cases, hospitalizations, and critically, mortality.

Governor Ducey walked that with us, and we’ve demonstrated now that you can keep a state open and retail open if you do these five commonsense pieces. And it’s created a safe — saved the hospitals and saved a lot of Arizonans.

And we’ve taken that model, sir, all the way across the South and up into Tennessee and Kentucky and Ohio and Indiana. And we’ll be going to six states in the Heartland next week because we think this is a way to really decrease cases, decrease hospitalizations, decrease mortality while still keeping things safe through this commonsense approach.

THE PRESIDENT: So you’re proud of the governor, you said before.

DR. BIRX: Very proud of the governor. He was our — he was willing to be the first example of how to move forward together.

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. No, you really did.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Well, we listened to your team. I mean, and Dr. Birx came and spent a lot of time — drove to Arizona from Texas, through New Mexico; gave me a tutorial on the R0. I’ve been talking about it in my press conferences. We’ve been under 1 — the day we talked about this, and you said this would be the equivalent of a stay-at-home order —

DR. BIRX: Yeah.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: — if we were able to wear masks and shut down these large gatherings. We were at 1.18 on the R0. We got as low as any state in the country — 0.9. It stays —

THE PRESIDENT: Right. It’s amazing.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: — under 1, to date.

So, like I said, no celebration, no victory lap. We’re going to stay the course and stay vigilant and keep our guard up. But we have a path forward in Arizona, and we’re going to keep pressing.

THE PRESIDENT: And you had a great representative over here, and you taught us a lot. You really came up with some —

GOVERNOR DUCEY: I’ve got a great advisor here in Gretchen Conger. She’s been with us since the first year of the administration, and she sits in on all these meetings. And, yes, her, along with Dr. Cara Christ and General Mick McGuire have been top-tier, in terms of advising.

MS. CONGER: Thank you, Governor.

THE PRESIDENT: Would you like to say something in front of all of these wonderful people?

MS. CONGER: Sure. Mr. President, I would just like to say that the partnership that we have with your administration is the best that we could ask for. You always pick up the phone. What we need, we’ve gotten — the remdesivir treatments. We can’t say enough about how grateful we are for everything that you sent.

THE PRESIDENT: How is that working, the remdesivir? How is it going?

MS. CONGER: It’s working well, thankfully.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s what I’m hearing.

MS. CONGER: Yeah. With the Coronavirus Task Force, you guys have really been able to dig into where they’re needed most with the daily reports that we send out. And so we’ve been able to really target it to the folks who need it most.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: And in addition to the remdesivir, the resources for Navajo Nation and the tribal nations in excess of $1.1 billion, along with the surge testing sites that have happened in Maryvale and South Phoenix —

THE PRESIDENT: Right.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: — some of our areas where many of the free- and reduced-lunch kids are, they needed this testing. Five thousand tests, twelve days in a row with good turnaround time.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s fantastic. Huh? Wow. Proud of you. That’s a great — that’s a great success.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: More to do, but thank you.

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, more to do, but that’s a really —

DR. BIRX: Stay the course.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Yeah, stay the course.

DR. BIRX: Keep those cases coming down.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: We like the trajectory, and we’re going to keep pressing, Doctor.

THE PRESIDENT: Fantas- — really, a fantastic job in Arizona. We appreciate it.

Does anybody have any question for the governor? And we’re going to have a news conference at 5:30, so you can ask a little bit there.

Please.

Q Mr. President, in your estimation, is mail-in voting safe in Arizona as it is, as you say, in Florida?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I haven’t discussed it with the Governor. I can tell you: In Florida, they’ve done a very good job with it. In Nevada, it would be a disaster. In New York, it’s been a disaster. In many other places, it’s been a total catastrophe.

You know what’s going on in New York with the Carolyn Maloney. I think they have to have a new election. They’ve — you have no idea. That fraud, all sorts of many ballots. Paterson, New Jersey, I guess it’s 25 percent or 20 percent of the vote is tainted.

You can’t have that. You can’t have that. So it’s okay — absentee voting: Great. But this mail-in voting where they mail, indiscriminately, millions and millions of ballots to people, you’re never going to know who won the election. You can’t have that.

And Nevada is a big state. It’s an important state. It’s a very political state, and the governor happens to be a Democrat. And I don’t believe the Post Office can be set up. They were given no notice. I mean, you’re talking about millions of votes. No, it’ll be a — it’s a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Again, all you have to do is look at the vote that took place on a simple congressional district, in an area that should be able to do it very easily, in Manhattan. It’s a total — it’s a total — what’s happened, it’s a nightmare. Nobody has ever seen anything like it.

Look at Paterson, New Jersey, and look at other locations. We can’t have that. You’ll never know who the winner is, but the winner is going to be me.

So we’ll see you at 5:30, and we can talk about it a little bit more.

I just want to finish by saying: We’re very proud of the Governor and we are very proud of Arizona, because, in addition, the people had to help you, and they did. They’re really great people.

GOVERNOR DUCEY: They did.

Q I have a question for Governor Ducey. Governor Ducey, you vote mostly by mail in your state. Are you proud of your mail-in system in the state?

GOVERNOR DUCEY: In Arizona, we’re going to do it right. It will be free and fair. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to cheat. And it will be easy to vote. Seventy-eight percent of the citizens already vote by mail in Arizona. But we’ve been doing this since 1992. So over the course of decades, we’ve established a system that works and can be trusted. We’re 90 days before the election.

In Arizona, early ballots are going to be mailed in 60 days. This is no time to experiment. This is a time to go with the tried and true, and in Arizona, our system works very well.

Q Are you sharing with the President what are some of the best practices in your state so that he can apply to — he can look at it in terms of other states?

GOVERNOR DUCEY: Well, our state has been a model for this type of voting, for providing options and choice to our citizens. We’re not going to disenfranchise anyone. We’ve actually allocated an additional $9 million to make certain that Election Day voters can go safely in proper sanitized places that are well staffed on Election Day. We want to make sure that everyone that wants to vote can vote, and they will in Arizona.

THE PRESIDENT: And don’t forget, if you look at what they’re doing in Nevada: no signature. You take a look at the signature, and there’s no verification of signature allowed. I don’t know if you do that —

GOVERNOR DUCEY: We do.

THE PRESIDENT: — but there’s no verification of signatures. So they don’t even know who’s going to sign this. They have literally a clause that you don’t have to verify the signatures — that they don’t have to do it.

So right there, it’s no good; it’s defective. Two — two votes in an envelope — in a single envelope. It — this is a thing that will be a disaster like never before. So we’ll see what the court has to say about it.

Arizona has been doing this for a long time, and it’s been refined. Even if — if Nevada wanted to do it well, they wouldn’t have enough time. I’m sure the Post Office doesn’t have enough time. Millions of ballots, all of a sudden, coming out of nowhere. You know, voting starts in a very short period of time.

So, in Florida, they’ve done a good job. In Arizona, they’ve done a good job, but they’ve been doing this thing and refining it for years. This is something that’s put in — but think of this: no verification of the signature. Well, who’s going to sign it? They don’t even verify who’s going to sign it.

So it’s — I’m sure the courts will treat it very fairly. Let’s see what happens. Thank you all very much. I’ll see you in a little while.

Q Mr. President, if governors delay school —

THE PRESIDENT: I’ll see you later. I’ll be talking 5:30. Thank you. Thank you very much.

END 3:28 P.M. EDT

Sally Yates Testifies to Senate Judiciary – Main Justice Deflects, Pointing Fingers At FBI…


The Senate testimony of former Deputy AG Sally Yates is ongoing. So far the Yates responses to questioning are predictable in the extreme.  [The Mistresses of Mirrored Halls – 2017 ]

It was always visible that when the Main Justice small group would be questioned they would deflect accountability by pointing blame toward the responsibilities of the FBI. That is exactly what Sally Yates is doing.

Senate Judiciary Livestream – Fox News Livestream – Fox Business Livestream

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I will have more on this later…. busy, busy.

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