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This is just INSANE!

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America is slowly but surely pulling herself out of the coronavirus pandemic here in the first half of 2021, thanks in no small part to a massive operation to get as many people vaccinated as possible, and with a swiftness.

But we aren’t completely out of the woods yet and, depending on who you ask, there are still plenty of reasons for Americans to continue practicing social distancing, and for masks to be worn in some public situations, such as while in a grocery store or during air travel.

It’s that latter activity that has one of Alaska’s elected officials in the hot seat this week.

Over the weekend, a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines confirmed that Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Alaska, has been barred from flying with the carrier for continuing to refuse to follow the rules, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

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“We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy,” spokesman Tim Thompson said on Saturday, and confirmed the same to Fox News. “This suspension is effective immediately, pending further review.”

A recent incident that was captured on video seemed to epitomize the issue rather succinctly.

On Thursday, video footage hit Twitter of Reinbold appearing to argue with Alaska Airlines staff at Juneau International Airport over the PPE protocol, the Associated Press reports. In the quick clip, an Alaska staffer named Troy told the senator “We need you to pull the mask up or I’m not going to let you on the plane.” More specifically, Troy clarified that “We can’t have it down below your nose.”

The banning forced Reinhold to return to Juneau via road and ferry for the upcoming legislative session, with the public official telling her constituents that Alaska Airlines seems to have a “monopoly” on air travel between there and Anchorage.

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Americans Groan as SCOTUS Opening Invites Further Dysfunction

Any nomination by Biden is sure to kick off a firestorm of controversy, grinding the gears of government to a halt.

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The sheer lack of progress that our political machine has made over the course of the last year is laughable.  The bipartisan bickering and nitpicking has gotten to an abominable point here in the United States, allowing our public servants to cash in on their elected positions while the American people suffer mightily.

It hasn’t been this bad in years, maybe decades, and the latest news out of the Supreme Court could make things even less manageable on Capitol Hill.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his agenda stalled and Democrats divided in Congress.

Breyer, 83, is expected to stay on until the end of the court term and until a replacement is confirmed, a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN.

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He informed Biden of his plans last week and will formally announce his retirement at a White House event with the President as early as Thursday, two sources told CNN.

The news is sure to set off a firestorm of political posturing, with the GOP and Democratic Party likely to lock horns over whomever the Biden administration chooses to nominate.

Further more, some activists legislators on the left may now feel emboldened enough to make life difficult for the President should his choice not be radical enough.

 

The sheer lack of progress that our political machine has made over the course of the last year is laughable.  The bipartisan bickering and nitpicking has gotten to an abominable point here in the United States, allowing our public servants to cash in on their elected positions while the American people suffer mightily. It hasn’t been this bad in years, maybe decades, and the latest news out of the Supreme Court could make things even less manageable on Capitol Hill. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, setting up a seismic confirmation battle at the start of a midterm election year as President Joe Biden tries to find his footing with his agenda stalled and Democrats divided in Congress. Breyer, 83, is expected to stay on until the end of the court term and until a replacement is confirmed, a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN. He informed Biden of his plans last week and will formally announce his retirement at a White House event with the President as early as Thursday, two sources told CNN. The news is sure to set off a firestorm of political posturing, with the GOP and Democratic Party likely to lock horns over whomever the Biden administration chooses to nominate. Further more, some activists legislators on the left may now feel emboldened enough to make life difficult for the President should his choice not be radical enough.  

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report

Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report
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Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com )
Topics:
1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate.
*Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia?
2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation
3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years
*In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year
4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House?
5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster
6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books:
a. Construction materials rusting at the border
b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled
c. 283K Illegals being released into the US
d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here
7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why?
*Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about
8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

https://rumble.com/embed/vqqeda/?pub=4 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire | Schaftlein Report ——————– Guest: Jeffrey Dunetz – LidBlog Author ( LidBlog.com ) Topics: 1) Can Biden rally allies against Putin? Russians move additional forces toward Ukraine. Americans urged to evacuate. *Germans seem to be balking due to Nordstream 2 Pipeline slated to go into production later in the year to buy gas from Russia? 2) The Federal Reserve lays the groundwork to raise interest rates in March in an effort to slow inflation 3) Blue City Carjackings skyrocket – In Washington DC, 37 so far this year including a city commissioner with 7,000 car thefts in the last 2 years *In Philadelphia, 100 carjackings this year 4) While a 29th House Democrat Jim Cooper (a 34 year veteran) announces he won’t seek re-election, Pelosi announces plan to run again at age 82 – Will she be Leader if Democrats lose the House? 5) VP Harris blames Covid for the Human Trafficking at the border – Her leadership at the border has been a disaster 6) Two Republican congressmen from Texas say DHS Secretary should be impeached due to not obeying the US laws ALREADY on the books: a. Construction materials rusting at the border b. Paid for Contracts for Fencing go unfulfilled c. 283K Illegals being released into the US d. 14K pounds of Fentanyl seized at border, double last year – Mixed news here 7) Biden approval among Hispanics is down from 59% in November 2020 to 28% today – Why? *Answer – Economy, Covid, Illegal Immigration, crime and late-term abortion – The same issue most Americans care about 8) Houston Cop Killer Oscar Rosales caught in Mexico

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