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Jun 07 2022

Kathy Hochul Bribes Taxpayers With Their Own Money

The only thing keeping Democrats in office, other than their control of the media and Big Tech, is their tactic of bribing us with our own money. New York Governor Kathy faces a primary challenge on June 28. So she is sending out checks:

“Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature are providing you this Homeowner Tax Rebate check that you can use to help pay your property taxes,” reads the letter accompanying a check shared with The Post.

The tax rebates are also coming much earlier than in past years.

The idea is that New Yorkers will be so pleased to get some of their own money back that they will forget that the reason taxes are so excessive in the first place is Democrat greed.

Hochul promised to make state government more ethical after succeeding the scandal-plagued Cuomo last year – a vow belied by attaching her name to a government form letter.

It’s not just the letter. For example:

Political rivals like [Thomas] Suozzi and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who is also running in the primary, have questioned the propriety of her support for allocating $850 million in state taxpayer money for a new Buffalo Bills stadium that could benefit a company employing her husband, who has recused himself from matters before the state.

If voters get sick of corruption, they could always try voting out Democrats while it is still theoretically possible. Once these people acquire enough power to ram through “election reform,” the game is over until the next revolution.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 19 2022

Kathy Hochul Unveils Naked Tyranny

For an idea of how far Democrats will take leftist authoritarianism, turn to single-party New York, where Governor Kathy Hochul continues to make even Andrew Cuomo look less alarming by comparison.

We knew she would be among the first of the vultures to flock to Buffalo. But did anyone think she would exploit the event to this extent?

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Hochul said that she would sign several executive orders to restrict access to firearms and monitor “online extremism.”

The Founding Fathers had good reason to put the first two amendments before the others. They defend the fundamental rights that tyrants are most eager to deny us: free speech and self-defense.

These include a measure authorizing the New York State Police to seize weapons from any gun owner “whenever they have probable cause to believe that an individual is a threat to themselves or others.”

That would almost sound reasonable, if authorities could be trusted to apply it reasonably. However, they take orders from people like Kathy Hochul.

That’s why fundamental rights are absolute. Exceptions will be exploited to render the rights null and void. Without due process, everyone whose politics conflict with Hochul’s may be regarded as “a threat to themselves or others.”

Hochul also announced that a new ‘Office of Counterterrorism’ would be created within the State Police with an exclusive focus on “domestic terrorism,” which would be required to monitor social media for evidence of violent tendencies and extremist ideology.

Any Stalinists who were disheartened when blowback caused Democrats to back off for now from their Ministry of Truth will be relieved to see Hochul step forward to solve the problem of free speech at the state level.

Associating “extremist ideology” with terrorism is even more alarming than suppressing it as “misinformation.” The terminology justifies government violence.

In case anyone thinks they are talking about actual terrorism:

She added that she would formally refer social media companies to the New York Attorney General [Letitia] James’s office for investigation for failing to stop “radicalization” of users towards “white supremacy.”

“White supremacy” is a blanket term for anything leftists regard as obstructing their ambitions. According to Democrat demagogues, Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump are white supremacists. If either had ever said anything racist, we would know about it.

At least chasing down “white supremacists” will give Letitia James something to do, now that she has effectively legalized many actual crimes.

Hochul further said that she would propose legislation requiring all semi-automatic handguns made or sold in New York to “micro-stamp” ammunition after it is fired, making weapons easier to trace by police.

You can see why Kimber got the hell out of Yonkers.

The point of microstamping is to make guns and ammo too expensive for regular Americans to afford. The strategy is similar to the $1,000 per bullet tax schemes that are sometimes floated.

Leave it to leftists to wring every drop of tyranny out of a psycho killing some people because he is crazy.

A phrase from Hemingway comes to mind: “gradually and then suddenly.” That is the Democrat plan for snuffing out liberty. Hochul isn’t alone among them in wanting to jump to the “suddenly” phase.

Watch her declare open war on the First Amendment, after absurdly claiming to defend it:

On tips from Varla, MrRightWingDave, and ABC of the ANC.

Dec 10 2021

Kathy Hochul Tightens Covid Tyranny Still Further

Her absurd overreaction to the mild Omicron variant left egg on the face of New York Governor Kathy Hochul. Rather than wipe it off, she is ratcheting up the Covid tyranny further still, decreeing that privately owned public places like restaurants and stores must demand customers wear Covid muzzles or present proof of vaccination:

The new mandate will take effect Monday and applies statewide. It will remain in force until Jan. 15, when it could be extended, officials said.

Maybe it won’t be extended. Maybe Covid will be completely eradicated by then. Maybe pigs will grow wings and fly. Maybe Hochul will stumble upon a copy of the US Constitution and convert from liberalism to Americanism.

Businesses that fail to enforce the rules could be subject to civil and criminal penalties, including a maximum fine of $1,000 for each violation.

Adding insult to injury, Hochul claims to be inflicting this on behalf of the small businesses against which Covid tyrants like herself have been waging a war of extermination for the past 2 years.

“I have to protect people but also the economy. I want to make sure that the little businesses that were hurt so hard during the pandemic in a shutdown — resulting in their loss of income, [and] the loss of income of all the people who work for them,” said Hochul at an unrelated event in Manhattan, after announcing the mandate. “We have to prevent that from happening.”

Who will protect both the people and the economy from Democrats like Hochul?

On a tip from Wiggins.

Nov 28 2021

Kathy Hochul Already Overreacting to Omicron Variant

It would be hard to have a more awful response to Covid than erstwhile liberal heartthrob Andrew Cuomo, who won lavish praise from the media while driving businesses into bankruptcy with gratuitous tyranny and killing thousands of elderly people by forcing nursing homes to accept Covid patients. However, his replacement Kathy Hochul perseveres in her campaign to prove there is nothing Cuomo could do she can’t do worse.

The Nu variant is already yesterday’s news. We skipped the Xi variant because it would be politically incorrect to associate a virus engineered in a ChiCom laboratory with the Chinese communist dictator. Here’s how Kathy Hochul is exploiting the Omicron variant to make her mark on the everyday lives of New Yorkers:

Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of potential COVID-19 spikes this winter due to the already-circulating Delta and newly-identified Omicron variants of coronavirus.

Emergency is the ideal state for Big Government. Any amount of the next generation’s money can be wasted, because there is no future, only the current crisis. Any power grab can be excused.

Tough luck if you need a medical procedure:

Hochul signed an executive order Friday to postpone elective hospital surgeries — something that hasn’t been done since the worst of the initial coronavirus outbreak last year.

Drastic measures need to be taken, due to all the Omicron cases in New York. Oh wait, there hasn’t been a single one — in New York or anywhere else in the USA.

The new protocols will take effect on Friday, Dec. 3, and will be re-evaluated based on the latest COVID-19 data on Jan. 15.

By then our rulers will have declared martial law due to the Pi variant.

On tips from Wiggins, Occam’s Stubble, and Anonymous.

Sep 27 2021

Kathy Hochul Speaks for God, Calls in National Guard

It seemed impossible that anyone could miss Andrew Cuomo — until Kathy Hochul came along.

She has attacked property rights. She has attacked transportation and free speech. She has pointlessly forced toddlers to wear Covid obedience muzzles. Now she claims to speak for God:

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) said at a Sunday mass in the Bronx that Christians who are not vaccinated against COVID “aren’t listening to God,” adding that God wants them vaccinated.

The Democrat notably made the comments one day before her vaccine mandate for health care workers takes effect. The controversial order has already sparked health care worker shortages around the state.

No worries about the healthcare worker shortage. Progressives always have solutions for the problems they cause. Here’s Hochul’s:

[Hochul] is considering deploying the medically trained members of the National Guard ahead of an anticipated shortage of health care workers.

Hochul released a comprehensive plan to address staff shortages in New York facilities Saturday, amid concerns that a large number of health care employees will not meet Monday’s vaccine deadline.

Looks like no worker is really essential. We might all be replaced with soldiers unless we obey. Soldiers make better workers than civilians because they have to follow orders.

Workers terminated because they refuse to be vaccinated are also not eligible for unemployment insurance unless they provide a medical accommodation from a doctor, the statement noted.

For someone who speaks for God, Hochul does not seem to hold religion in high regard. Her order bans religious exemptions. This ban has thankfully been blocked for now, after the Thomas More Society took her to court on behalf of healthcare workers:

“What New York is attempting to do is slam shut an escape hatch from an unconstitutional vaccine mandate,” [Thomas More Society Special Counsel Christopher] Ferrara argued. “And they are doing this while, knowing that many people have sincere religious objections to vaccines that were tested, developed, or produced with cell lines derived from aborted children.”

“These plaintiffs are not – I repeat – not anti-vaxxers, as the fake news media calls them,” stressed Ferrara. “They are in fact in favor of voluntary vaccination with informed consent, but they oppose jack-booted coercion by the state to take a vaccine their religion forbids them to take. This is America, not Red China.”

Not yet, anyway. But Kathy Hochul is working to minimize the difference.

On tips from Wiggins and MAS.

Sep 17 2021

Kathy Hochul Forces Pointless Masks on Toddlers

Evidence accrues that New York Governor Kathy Hochul is even worse than the disgraced tyrant she replaced. Now she forces toddlers to attempt to breathe through snot-encrusted masks all day for no legitimate reason:

Wearing masks is particularly unhealthy for children (see here and here). There is no significant upside to making kids wear masks to counter the negative impact. Suppose the masks — which are probably rarely on their faces straight anyway — actually do protect toddlers from Covid; so what? Even the leftists at NPR admit Covid is no more serious than everyday viruses for small children. Only a lunatic would impose the masks in the name of the flu. Mask mandates are child abuse.

Speaking of leftists, here Wuhan gain-of-function funder and liberal icon Anthony Fauci reminds us that the masks are a silly waste of time even for adults:

On tips from Mr. Freemarket.

Sep 15 2021

Kathy Hochul Attacks Transportation, Free Speech

It seemed no replacement could be worse than the arrogantly tyrannical Andrew Cuomo. But progressives always manage to progress still further into dysfunctional authoritarian madness. Kathy Hochul tops even Cuomo by banning normal vehicles and calling on Facebook to censor opponents of abortion.

Via Newsmax:

Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., last week signed legislation banning the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035.

Mandating the use of economically inefficient electric vehicles in the name of the climate allows Democrats to adopt the posture that they control even the weather. The policy also has a real world application: to make vehicles unaffordable to many Americans, denying them independent transportation. All things independent are anathema to Democrats.

By 2035, the last sane Americans will have escaped the People’s Republic of New York anyway. But Hochul et al. would like to see authoritarian ecolunacy imposed nationwide:

New York, California, and 10 other states asked President Joe Biden in April to set standards to ensure that all new passenger cars and light-duty trucks are zero-emissions by 2035.

Censorship is something else Hochul would like to impose beyond the borders of the Empire State. Via The Blaze:

In a letter to Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the governor requested “information on any and all existing efforts to combat misinformation regarding abortion laws, procedures, and their availability.” She also pressed for Zuckerberg to, “Take additional action to curb the spread of this misinformation, as Facebook has with information related to COVID-19, vaccines, and voting rights.”

If information regarding Covid and election integrity that Democrats want suppressed constitutes “misinformation,” so does anything that might dissuade expectant mothers from aborting their children.

New York’s next governor will likely be even worse than Hochul, difficult as that might be to imagine.

On tips from Wiggins and Mr. Freemarket.

Apr 17 2022

Beware Fallen Churches

As Christians celebrate this most holy day, the leftists who have infiltrated and subverted churches as relentlessly as rust will presumably devote themselves to the usual — blasphemous moonbattery like this:

Praying to “the Great Queer One,” students at United Methodist-affiliated Duke Divinity School proclaimed God’s acceptance and support for LGBTQ relationships in a Pride worship service March 22.

For more on God’s acceptance and support for LGBT behavior, refer to Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Romans 1:26-27, Jude 1:7, et cetera.

The service was sponsored by Divinity Pride, which is devoted to subverting Christianity by using its trappings in the worship of the LBGT agenda.

“Strange one, fabulous one, fluid, and ever-becoming one,” prayed second-year Master of Divinity (M.Div) student Caroline Camp in opening the service. She stated that God is “mother, father, and parent” and “drag queen, and transman, and gender-fluid.”

Easter might be a good day to stay out of United Methodist churches. You wouldn’t want to be in one when it gets hit by a bolt of lightning from a clear blue sky.

Although LGBT militants have been at the tip of the spear in the progressive assault on Christianity, there have been attempts to subvert it in the name of other aspects of liberal ideology, as Robert Spencer observes:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Grey Goose) a year ago gave thanks to her god for his salvific sacrifice: “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice.” Catholic University displayed a painting of George Floyd as Jesus.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D-Planned Parenthood) proclaimed in September 2021 that the unvaccinated “aren’t listening to God and what God wants.” The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which is so far-Left as to make Duke Divinity School look like MAGA country, last October published a new hymn entitled “The Climate is Changing.” In September 2019, climate idolaters at Union Theological Seminary began worshipping potted plants as a “liturgical response to our climate crisis.”

Leftists expect that once they have hollowed out Christianity and replaced its viscera with wokeness, it will whither and die. In the meantime, it can be exploited to manipulate the gullible.

It isn’t enough to attend churches; they need to be defended before they are subverted.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Feb 16 2022

Eric Adams Falls Back on Race Card

Eric Adams has two big advantages that helped him become mayor of the nation’s largest city: (1) he is black and (2) he has no shame about playing the race card. Watch how it is done to deflect even the slightest criticism from an obsequious media establishment that worships his skin color:

Meanwhile, Adams refers to people not blessed with his politically advantageous pigmentation as “crackers.” We all know what racists crackers can be.

In other Eric Adams news, he just fired over 1,400 city workers for not submitting to an increasingly superfluous Covid vaccine, even as the pandemic peters out.

It is doubtful that New York City will ever have a worse mayor than Bill de Blasio. But then, who would have thought that New York State would have a worse governor than Andrew Cuomo — until Kathy Hochul came along?

On tips from THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 and Wiggins.

Jan 23 2022

Break the Law, Get Tuition Assistance

In Moonbat World, only suckers pay their debts. Those who don’t count on people like Elizabeth Warren to force others to pay them. Only suckers obey the law. Those who don’t get tuition assistance:

What you reward, you get more of. What do Democrats reward that we would want more of?

New York has deteriorated politically to the point that Lee Zeldin stands minimal chance of becoming governor, even against the outlandishly awful Kathy Hochul. Best of luck to him anyway.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jan 21 2022

Clinging to a Dying Pandemic

Despite panic and hype from the governmedia, Omicron is mild and largely unavoidable, spreading natural immunity wide and far. This puts the Covid pandemic on a respirator, kept alive for political purposes. Already, Britain is letting it die. Some don’t want to admit it, but the grift is over:

Like Airstrip One’s Dr Hilary, the People’s Republic of New York is holding out to the bitter end. Governor Kathy Hochul seized on Omicron to declare a state of emergency. Even now, she won’t let up on harmful mask mandates for children, who were barely affected even by the more serious variants. After all, children can be made to get used to anything:

On tips from KirklesWorth, Wiggins, and Varla.

Jan 09 2022

Washington State Plans Covid Concentration Camps

They have them in Australia and Canada. Why shouldn’t we have them in the USA? Authoritarians are planning concentration camps for those they want held in isolation in the name of Covid.

From the moonbat-ruled state of Washington comes a bill called WAC 246-100-040. It starts out like this:

At his or her sole discretion, a local health officer may issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, or may petition the superior court ex parte for an order to take the person or group of persons into involuntary detention for purposes of isolation or quarantine …

Now that any extreme of tyranny can be justified to the media’s satisfaction in the name of public health, health officers are the new Gestapo:

A local health officer may invoke the powers of police officers, sheriffs, constables, and all other officers and employees of any political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of the health department to enforce immediately orders given to effectuate the purposes of this section …

Reportedly, internment camps have already been constructed in the Evergreen State. Video apparently of a Covid quarantine site under construction in Washington was posted here previously. The administration of leftist Governor Jay Inslee — who ran for president on a platform consisting almost entirely of global warming hysteria — has been recruiting what it has called “strike teams” to run the camps.

Maybe Democrats won’t need global warming after all. Even as it peters out into the mild Omicron variant, Covid may serve as pretext enough to impose Total Government.

As noted earlier, the People’s Republic of New York has already produced legislation allowing for the internment of undesirables in the name of public health. Naziesque Assembly Bill A416 has passed the Assembly and the Senate and only needs the signature of Governor Kathy Hochul to become law. Hochul is a tyrant who has squeezed every drop of power she can get out of Covid (see here, here, here, and here). She can be expected to sign the alarming bill.

The CDC has already taken steps to impose Covid quarantine camps at the federal level.

It becomes increasingly obvious that the exploitation of Covid by authoritarians is more dangerous than Covid itself. With Democrats controlling nearly every lever of power, there is no guarantee that even the most fundamental liberties will survive.

On tips from Chris Neilson and 100Bravo.

Dec 31 2021

New York State Declares Racism to Be a Public Health Crisis

Our rulers have learned from the ongoing Covid overreaction that any extreme of tyranny — no matter how outrageously intrusive and repressive — can be excused if it is inflicted in the name of public health. They cannot maintain Covid hysteria indefinitely, especially not with Omicron appearing to indicate that it is petering out into the common cold. No worries; any problem real or imaginary can become a health crisis by waving the magic wand of postmodernism, according to which reality is determined by the words used to describe it.

Some thought no one could top the Covid tyranny of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who earned the adoration of the liberal establishment by crushing small business in the name of the virus, meanwhile killing thousands of seniors by forcing nursing homes to take in Covid patients. His replacement Kathy Hochul proved otherwise, declaring a state of emergency over the mild Omicron variant.

Soon even Hochul will have to admit that Omicron is no crisis. So now the health crisis is racism. This is official, Hochul having signed legislation:

“For far too long, communities of color in New York have been held back by systemic racism and inequitable treatment,” Hochul said. “I am proud to sign legislation that addresses this crisis head-on, addressing racism, expanding equity, and improving access for all.”

As the existence of this legislation indicates, the notion that there is significant racism against anyone other than whites in the USA is a preposterous lie. Imagine any governor signing a law explicitly intended to benefit Caucasians. It could not happen in this country.

Hochul signed a package of legislation on December 23 containing six bills that declare the public health crisis and implement ways to address it. Legislation S.70-A/A.2230 enacted the hate crimes analysis and review act, which gives law enforcement guidelines for the collection and reporting of demographic data for hate crime victims and alleged perpetrators.

You can see why people have been escaping New York in droves. Unfortunately, leftist lunacy has taken root at the federal level.

Hochul is likely following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) lead. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky declared racism a “serious public health threat” in April.

The CDC already has the power to suspend rent payments, effectively seizing the property of all landlords without due process — and that started with a Republican in the White House. Imagine what steps it might take to cure us of our allegedly racist attitudes.

“What we know is this: racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans,” Walensky said. “As a result, it affects the health of our entire nation.”

The CDC has also identified the firearms and the imaginary climate crisis as threats to public health.

Multiple cities have already taken the absurd yet terrifying step of declaring “racism” — i.e., political incorrectness— to be a public health crisis, including Chicago, Boston, Louisville, and of course, New York City. Like Covid in a ChiCom laboratory, radical moonbattery is engineered in the petri dishes of dying cities before it is unleashed on the rest of us.

Fascism no longer looks like rock-jawed Benito Mussolini in jackboots. Now it looks like Tony Fauci in a lab coat.

On tips from Anonymous and Wiggins.

Dec 01 2021

Twitter: Meet the New Boss, Worse Than the Old Boss

Our leftist ruling class can always find someone still more awful to impose on us. You thought no one could be worse than Andrew Cuomo? Meet New York’s new Governor, Kathy Hochul. You thought no one could be worse than Jack Dorsey? Meet Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, who is just as left-wing and even more hostile to free speech than the guy under whom Twitter banned the President of the USA for having the wrong politics.

Hot Air breaks the bad news:

The first major initiative by Twitter in the Agrawal era is not to make speech freer, but to give Twitter’s apparatchiks and activists even more power and less clarity on what will bring the ban hammer.

This is accomplished by banning media of private individuals without the permission of those depicted. Twitter makes its leftist motivations clear in this statement:

Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.

By “activists” and “dissidents,” they refer mainly to Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs, whose sociopathic activities are covered up by the fellow-traveling mainstream media and left to private citizens to report on. The wokesters running Twitter are hardly likely to apply the ambiguous new rule even-handedly. As Hot Air notes,

Consider that their explanation assures users that they will “always try to assess the context” of the picture to see whether it is posted “in the public interest,” or whether it will “add value to public discourse” or “relevant to the community.” Nothing arbitrary, capricious, or subjective about that, right? Right?

Yet under Democrat rule, Twitter will continue to enjoy the legal protections of a neutral service provider rather than a publisher with an editorial viewpoint. Under a corrupt government, it pays to have a seat at the table.

Mark Dice has more:

Where political issues are concerned, Twitter will soon serve exclusively as a megaphone to promote antiwhite race hate and other left-wing causes. This may actually be good news, if it serves as the catalyst to get a critical mass of users behind an alternate platform like Gab. That’s where people will have to go to see great pages like Libs of TikTok.

The only reason to use Twitter is that everyone else does. Once enough bail out for alternatives, Twitter will become just another boring, irrelevant moonbat echo chamber, like public broadcasting.

On tips from TCS III, ABC of the ANC, and KirklesWorth.

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