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Around the nation, medical officials are beginning to express concerns about the proliferation of the “delta” variant of the coronavirus, and just what it could mean for the unvaccinated among us.

These worries may fall on deaf ears, however, as the current state of vaccine reluctancy seems to suggest that those who remain unvaccinated today are almost exclusively doing so by choice.

And so, given the highly contagious nature of the “delta” variant, combined with the fact that we’ve vaccinated just about everyone who wants to be, the CDC is suggesting that even those of us who’ve been inoculated should return to wearing masks in certain situations.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not having it, however, and he’s not going to let any of Texas’ other politicians refute him, either.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, on Thursday signed an executive order prohibiting cities and other government entities in the state from enacting vaccine requirements or mask mandates to protect against the coronavirus, even as the virus’s more contagious delta variant drives another surge in covid-19 cases in Texas.

Abbott’s order applies to any government entities receiving state funds, including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities and government officials. He also declared that there be “no covid-19-related operating limits for any business or other establishment” in the state in order to “ensure the ability of Texans to preserve livelihoods while protecting lives.”

The move comes as fellow Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he would allow parents to make decisions regarding whether or not their children would need to wear masks in school, similarly stripping that power from local bureaucrats.

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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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