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NY Congressman Is Calling For Mayor Bill De Blasio To Be Booted From Office

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It seems NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is not a popular fellow among many of the individuals in the state government, as Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican, is wanting to see him removed from office over his egregious failures in leading the Big Apple.

The straw that apparently broke the camel’s back comes from the recent surge in crime that is sweeping across the city, largely probably due to the fact he’s done nothing to reign in the madness caused by the Black Lives Matter movement that has done a fairly good job of spreading chaos and violence all over the country, especially in large urban centers.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

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An increase in shootings and crime in general has plagued New York City so far in 2020, specifically in the weeks and months since the death of George Floyd on May 25. His death sparked protests, both peaceful and violent, on New York streets and in other cities.

More than 100 people were injured by 83 shootings during a nine-day time period from June 19-27 in New York City, and at least six of those victims died.

Last week, at least 14 people were shot in 10 shootings during a nine-hour period in the city, resulting in one death.

With increasing crime, it seems like now would be a pretty horrible time to cut the funding to the local police department, especially with the relationship between NYPD and the mayor’s office being strained. Yet, that’s exactly what de Blasio did. He slashed their budget by $1 billion.

Oh and the city also got rid of its plainclothes anti-crime unit as of June 15. This move is part of their capitulation to the leftist mob that is Black Lives Matter and the demands they’ve set out in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of law enforcement officers in Minneapolis.

Many individuals have criticized the move, stating it’s directly caused the increase in the shootings the city is dealing with.

To give you a picture of just how bad things have gotten, shootings in the city have increased 205 percent between June 15 and July 2 compared to that same time period last year.

That’s massive.

Perhaps it is time for NYC to try a different approach to the problems facing the city and dump the poor Democratic leadership? Just a thought.

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Tone-Deaf Portland Runs Tourism Ad After Riot Police Quit En Masse

If you’re looking for chaos, have we got the vacation spot for you!

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For months on end, a never-ending series of protests-turned-riots have plagued the city of Portland, Oregon. Night after night the northwestern locale rages, as protesters march in the street, commit arson, clash with cops, and generally relish in their new role as liberal nuisances to the citizens of the city. Things have gotten so bad, in fact, that a large contingent of the city’s riot police coordinated a mass resignation from that portion of the force. That makes the timing of the city’s latest tourism push all the more asinine. Portland ran a pricy full-page Sunday ad in the New York Times promoting tourism after the Portland police riot squad quit Thursday. “Some of what you’ve heard about Portland is true. Some is not. What matters most is that we’re true to ourselves,” Travel Portland wrote in the ad that could have cost up to $250,000. “You’ve heard a lot about us lately. It’s been a while since you heard from us,” it continues. “After a year of encouraging visitors and locals to support small businesses here and from a distance, it’s time to issue an invitation to come back to Portland,” the ad states. “Two sides to the same coin that keeps landing right on its edge. Anything can happen. We like it this way.” The ad also says “new ideas are welcome” in the city, a place where “you can be yourself.” “This is the kind of place where new ideas are welcome — whether they’re creative, cutting-edge or curious at first glance. You can speak up here. You can be yourself here,” it continues. Of course, the taxpayer money used to procure this ad could have been spent on any number of the projects that would have helped secure the city from these anarchistic rabble-rousers.

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Canada Bucks International Trend, Won’t Open Border as Pandemic Fades

Airline industry officials are not happy.

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In America and around the world, there is much optimism.  The year-plus reign of the COVID scourge is coming to an end as vaccination and natural antibody rates climb ever higher, and businesses from coast to coast begin to ramp up their capacities. But there are still those out there who are unwilling to admit this very palpable and tangible truth, and who are throttling economic recovery in their reticence. Our northern neighbors just so happen to fit that description. Canada said on Monday it would start cautiously lifting border restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens on July 5 but made clear it would be months before U.S. and other foreign travelers could enter the country. From 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 5 (0359 GMT on July 6), those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will no longer have to spend time in quarantine. The move applies to Canadians and permanent residents. “This is the first phase of our precautionary approach … at this time we are not opening up our borders any further,” said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Ottawa first announced the plan on June 9. LeBlanc told reporters that Ottawa was talking to its domestic and international partners “with the goal of allowing fully vaccinated travelers to enter Canada for non-essential reasons in the months to come.” Canada’s unwillingness to capitulate to the reality of the pandemic’s end has adversely affected the airline industry, and has drawn criticism from American lawmakers who believe that more could be done by our allies to the north in the realm of reopening.

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