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Tactical Peek

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Pelosi says Supreme Court 'immorally ripped away' relief from Americans in its 'arbitrary and cruel'

Source: Yahoo News

Pelosi says Supreme Court 'immorally ripped away' relief from Americans in its 'arbitrary and cruel' decision to end eviction moratorium

Oma Seddiq

Fri, August 27, 2021, 12:13 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday rebuked the Supreme Court for ending a nationwide eviction ban, which puts millions of vulnerable renters at risk of eviction as new COVID-19 infections sweep the United States.

"Eviction is a horror that no family should ever have to experience - with cribs and personal belongings on the street, children in fear and distress and parents struggling to find basic shelter," Pelosi said in a statement. "Putting people out of their homes and forcing them to crowd in with others is also a public health risk as the delta variant accelerates."

The Supreme Court on Thursday evening struck down the Biden administration's 60-day extension of the eviction moratorium, which was announced on August 3.

In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the moratorium, had no legal authority to do so. The conservative majority argued that it's up to Congress to "specifically authorize" a "federally imposed eviction moratorium." The three liberal justices dissented, arguing that Congress has allocated billions in federal aid to help landlords cover rent, and that an eviction ban isn't as extreme as government-imposed coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/pelosi-says-supreme-court-immorally-171309217.html

Speaker Pelosi is looking for ways to speed aid to renters. I'm not about to bet against her finding a way or making one.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Aug 27, 2021, 07:15 PM (49 replies)

Lawyer on Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's staff arrested on child solicitation charge

Source: AL.COM

Lawyer on Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s staff arrested on child solicitation charge

Updated: Aug. 26, 2021, 10:14 a.m. | Published: Aug. 26, 2021, 10:07 a.m.

A staff attorney for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has been arrested on a child solicitation and was immediately fired.

Chase Tristian Espy, 36, is charged with child solicitation by computer/electronic solicitation of a child, which is a Class B felony.

Espy, a Birmingham attorney and former deputy general counsel in the Office of Governor, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to jail records.

The Vestavia Hills resident was released from lockup at 1:56 a.m. Thursday after posting $30,000 bond.

Read more: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2021/08/lawyer-on-alabama-gov-kay-iveys-staff-arrested-on-child-solicitation-charge.html

I sense a pattern.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Aug 27, 2021, 08:00 AM (2 replies)

My Obsession

My earworm is your earworm.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Aug 25, 2021, 12:46 AM (0 replies)

Democratic leaders slate key vote on $3.5 trillion plan amid negotiations with moderates

Source: CNN

Democratic leaders slate key vote on $3.5 trillion plan amid negotiations with moderates

By Clare Foran, Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Daniella Diaz, CNN

Updated 12:23 PM ET, Tue August 24, 2021

(CNN) House Democrats are negotiating Tuesday morning on a plan to pass a budget framework that will unlock their ability to move forward on a sweeping $3.5 trillion economic package amid a standoff that has thrown a key agenda item for President Joe Biden into jeopardy.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the chamber will vote around 2:15 p.m. ET, Tuesday, on the rule that will advance both the Democratic-backed budget deal and the separate $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure, signaling the impasse with moderates seems to be winding down.

The deadlock forced House leadership into negotiations late into the evening on Monday attempting to reach a deal with moderates that would allow them to move ahead with a vote to pass the resolution, but shortly after midnight members were notified that no further votes were expected in the House for the night.

At issue: 10 moderates have demanded to first vote on a separate $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, complicating an effort by Democratic leadership to quickly approve the budget resolution. Given House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's narrow three-vote majority in the chamber, the speaker has little room for defections.

Read more: https://us.cnn.com/2021/08/24/politics/house-democrats-budget-resolution/index.html

May the force be with them.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Aug 24, 2021, 02:37 PM (10 replies)

History Rhymin'

Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 05:50 PM (1 replies)

Deaths reported at Kabul airport as Afghans try to flee Taliban

Source: BBC News

There have been scenes of panic at Kabul airport as desperate residents try to flee following the seizure of the Afghan capital by the Taliban.

Witnesses say at least three civilians died on Monday in the chaos at the airport, which is being secured by US troops. It is not clear whether they were shot or died in a stampede.

With scheduled flights suspended, many foreigners and Afghans are stranded.

The US and other countries are rushing to evacuate staff and allies.

Read more:

Posted by Tactical Peek | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:10 PM (1 replies)

Take the 'A' Train - Eddie Jefferson


Eddie Jefferson - vocals
Wynton Kelly - piano
Louis Hayes - drums
Sam Jones - bass
James Moody - flute, alto sax
Arthur Clark - baritone sax
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax
Ernie Royal - trumpet
Clark Terry - trumpet
Joe Newman - trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland - trombone
Ernie Wilkens - arranger

Nice band.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Aug 15, 2021, 01:44 PM (0 replies)

Statement by President Joe Biden on Afghanistan

Statement by President Joe Biden on Afghanistan
August 14, 2021
• Statements and Releases

Over the past several days I have been in close contact with my national security team to give them direction on how to protect our interests and values as we end our military mission in Afghanistan.

First, based on the recommendations of our diplomatic, military, and intelligence teams, I have authorized the deployment of approximately 5,000 US troops to make sure we can have an orderly and safe drawdown of US personnel and other allied personnel and an orderly and safe evacuation of Afghans who helped our troops during our mission and those at special risk from the Taliban advance.

Second, I have ordered our armed forces and our intelligence community to ensure that we will maintain the capability and the vigilance to address future terrorist threats from Afghanistan.

Third, I have directed the Secretary of State to support President Ghani and other Afghan leaders as they seek to prevent further bloodshed and pursue a political settlement. Secretary Blinken will also engage with key regional stakeholders.

Fourth, we have conveyed to the Taliban representatives in Doha, via our Combatant Commander, that any action on their part on the ground in Afghanistan, that puts US personnel or our mission at risk there, will be met with a swift and strong US military response.

Fifth, I have placed Ambassador Tracey Jacobson in charge of a whole of government effort to process, transport, and relocate Afghan special immigrant visa applicants and other Afghan allies. Our hearts go out to the brave Afghan men and women who are now at risk. We are working to evacuate thousands of those who helped our cause and their families.

That is what we are going to do. Now let me be clear about how we got here.

America went to Afghanistan 20 years ago to defeat the forces that attacked this country on September 11th. That mission resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden over a decade ago and the degradation of al Qaeda. And yet, 10 years later, when I became President, a small number of US troops still remained on the ground, in harm’s way, with a looming deadline to withdraw them or go back to open combat.

Over our country’s 20 years at war in Afghanistan, America has sent its finest young men and women, invested nearly $1 trillion dollars, trained over 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, equipped them with state-of-the-art military equipment, and maintained their air force as part of the longest war in US history. One more year, or five more years, of US military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. And an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.

When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor—which he invited the Taliban to discuss at Camp David on the eve of 9/11 of 2019—that left the Taliban in the strongest position militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline on US forces. Shortly before he left office, he also drew US forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500. Therefore, when I became President, I faced a choice—follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our forces and our allies’ forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict. I was the fourth President to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan—two Republicans, two Democrats. I would not, and will not, pass this war onto a fifth.


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:11 PM (27 replies)

Christ, what an asshole!


Ashton Pittman@ashtonpittman

With MS State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs standing behind him wearing a mask, Gov. Tate Reeves criticized reporter for wearing a mask despite being vaccinated.

"If you really want to virtue signal, why are you in this room? Why don't you go to your house & lock yourself up?"

Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:44 PM (23 replies)

With Mississippi Hospitals Near Calamity, Gov. Reeves Left State For GOP Political Event

Source: Mississippi Free Press

With Mississippi Hospitals Near Calamity, Gov. Reeves Left State For GOP Political Event

by Ashton Pittman
August 11, 2021

“Hospitals and healthcare workers need you to help us,” Neshoba General Hospital CEO Lee McCall tweeted desperately at Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves yesterday as COVID-19 continued to overwhelm the state’s least vaccinated county. “Where are you?”

The answer, Arizona’s governor inadvertently revealed, was that the Mississippi governor was once again out of state. He was attending a Republican Governors’ Association meeting just one day after the state health officer announced that no intensive-care beds remained statewide. Mississippi Today’s Adam Ganucheau also reported that Reeves was attending the RGA event yesterday.

“Excited for day 2 at @The_RGA 2021 Candidate Conference to continue discussing what’s next for our nation and the importance of conservative principles with our future leaders,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted yesterday. He attached a photo showing GOP governors seated in a conference ballroom, with Reeves visibly seated on the right side of the podium.

Meanwhile, Neshoba County’s hospital was overflowing with patients and, according to McCall, he and hospital workers were “all at our breaking point.” Meanwhile in Jackson at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where there is no longer enough staff to tend to all patients in need of ICU treatment, officials were asking the federal government for help setting up a field hospital in the medical center’s parking garage.

Read more: https://www.mississippifreepress.org/14669/with-mississippi-hospitals-near-calamity-gov-reeves-left-state-for-gop-political-event/
Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:36 PM (28 replies)
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