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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:40 p

The New York Post

"Rep. Gaetz slams media for putting Cuomo on pedestal for his COVID response"

By Mark Moore

February 14, 2021 | 4:24pm

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted the media for ​portraying Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an “oracle” in his coronavirus response — after it emerged that his top aide admitted that the administration covered up the number of nursing home deaths.

“The media is absolutely culpable in advancing this mythology of Cuomo that is belied by the facts, and the facts keep getting uglier and uglier, both for the governor of New York and the media,” Gaetz told Fox News‘ Jeanine Pirro on Saturday.

Gaetz said at the same time the media fawned over Cuomo at his daily nationally televised briefings as the “great oracle of response to the coronavirus, they were conducting the flu d’etat against our president, acting as though everything he was doing was causing this virus to be more deadly.”

The Florida Republican said former President Donald Trump put the country on the “path to the fastest, safest vaccine development the world has ever known.”

He said Trump’s efforts are still saving lives even as Cuomo’s nursing home deaths controversy is just beginning to be revealed.

“Here you had Gov. Cuomo potentially destroying records that evidenced this scheme that was a very deadly one."

"Everybody is familiar with the Times Square game of card hustles."

"But here they were playing three-card Monte with grandma, moving folks from nursing homes in the hospital and then injecting the virus right back into nursing homes,” Gaetz said.

The Post revealed last week that top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders told them that the governor’s office rejected a legislative request for the numbers because it feared the Trump administration would turn it into a “giant political football.”

“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa said.

“He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”

A number of lawmakers, including former Gov. George Pataki, have called for a probe into the Cuomo administration by President Biden’s Justice Department, state Attorney General Letitia James and the state Legislature.

“This is one of the worst things I have seen in New York State government, and I’ve been following this for a long time,” Pataki said​. ... -response/

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Post by thelivyjr » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR February 17, 2021 at 10:17 pm

Paul Plante says:

And speaking of some scary statistics, according to a story in the New York Post entitled “55 percent of voters flunk Cuomo’s disclosure of COVID nursing home deaths” by Carl Campanile on February 16, 2021, while a majority of New York voters ripped Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reporting of nursing home residents killed by the coronavirus, where fifty five percent of registered voters rated Cuomo negatively — fair or poor — on the disclosure of nursing home fatality data, with 84 percent of Republicans and two-thirds of independents/unaffiliated voters disapproving the governor’s handling of the nursing home death toll, his fellow Democrats gave him a positive grade, with 54 percent supporting him on the reporting issue.

According to the article, the survey was taken after state Attorney General Letitia James issued her damning report last month concluding that the Cuomo administration low-balled COVID-19 nursing home deaths by 50 percent, and after a state judge issued a Feb. 3 ruling slamming Cuomo for illegally blocking the release of information in response to a legal request submitted by the Empire Center for Public Policy, a government watchdog group.

And here is where the numbers get scary: A majority of voters oppose a bid by legislators to strip Cuomo of his broad emergency executive powers.

The Legislature passed a law giving the governor emergency authority last year to help New York respond to the pandemic, which expires April 30.

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Said in plain language, the legislature, which had NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to do so, declared Andy a literal DICTATOR, and it essentially then suspended itself like Hitler suspended the German Reichstag after his Enabling Act, where he stripped the German people of their constitutional rights, and now we are being told that a majority of New York voters, like the GOOD GERMANS back when, are content with a DICTATOR over them, so long as he is a kind master, which takes us to a POLITICO article entitled “Here’s every law and regulation Cuomo had suspended during coronavirus crisis” by Bill Mahoney on 03/19/2020, to wit:

ALBANY — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis on March 7, he gained extraordinary powers over the everyday lives of the state’s 19.5 million residents.

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When Andy declared a state of emergency in response to CONRONA, he became a dictator who like Hitler, suspended the New York state Constitution, which in turn impacted directly on who could vote for president and how, which is to say he safely rigged New York’s election so that nobody but Joe Biden could win, which takes us back to POLITICO as follows:

Thanks in part to a statutory change which the Legislature approved at the beginning of March, Cuomo’s declaration means he can change or suspend laws unilaterally, so long as doing so assists the state in its disaster response, which is a mountain of steaming dog **** heaped high, because it is Andy alone who determines whether what he is or is not doing assists the state in its disaster response which was PISS-POOR, if even that, which takes us back to POLITICO as follows:


— Petitioning requirements for candidates seeking office this year have been slashed to 30 percent of what they normally would be.

So rather than the 1,250 signatures usually required of congressional candidates, for example, the new minimum will be 375.

— For the rest of March, voters will be allowed to cast absentee ballots by mail for any reason.

The state constitution restricts absentee voting to instances when an individual is ill or out of the county in which they live, but “the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus” has been labeled a type of illness.

— Individuals who do not work for boards of elections are now allowed to help residents of nursing homes fill out absentee ballots.

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Talk about a recipe for rigging an election, there it is right before us, which takes us to ARTICLE II of the New York State Constitution, entitled “Suffrage,” where we have as follows:

[Absentee voting]

2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disability, may vote and for the return and canvass of their votes.

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By executive order, DICTATOR Andy changed that to allow absentee ballots to be cast by mail for any reason, which opens the door to FRAUD, but hey, it is New York with a long, long history of rigging elections, so what is a little more FRAUD going to matter, which takes us to this:

[Persons excluded from the right of suffrage]

3. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or pay, offer or promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at an election, or who shall make any promise to influence the giving or withholding any such vote, or who shall make or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the result of any election, shall vote at such election; and upon challenge for such cause, the person so challenged, before the officers authorized for that purpose shall receive his or her vote, shall swear or affirm before such officers that he or she has not received or offered, does not expect to receive, has not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered or promised to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at such election, and has not made any promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such vote, nor made or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the result of such election. (Formerly 2. Renumbered by Constitutional Convention of 1938 and approved by vote of the people November 8, 1938; amended by vote of the people November 6, 2001.)

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Precisely because of the history of ELECTION FRAUD in New York State, which takes us back to the New York Post poll, as follows:

Meanwhile 46 percent of voters say they are prepared to re-elect Cuomo if he runs for re-election to a fourth term in 2022 while 45 percent say they would “prefer someone else.”

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As Sallust was said to have said, “At the end, only a few preferred liberty; as for the rest, all they wished for was a kind master!”

And to think I went to VEET NAM and shed blood to fight against a dictatorship being imposed on those people by the COMMIES only to find that same ******* BULL**** going on right here at what used to be home!

What a fool me! ... ent-327429

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Post by thelivyjr » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:40 p

"Senate GOP push for subpoena of nursing home data thwarted - Committee chairman describes pursuit 'a political motion'"

Amanda Fries, Albany, New York Times Union

Feb. 1, 2021; Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 5:02 p.m.

ALBANY — A last-minute motion for the Senate investigations committee to vote on issuing a subpoena to compel testimony from Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker regarding nursing home coronavirus deaths was squashed and labeled as political by the committee’s chair Monday.

Sen. Thomas O’Mara, a Southern Tier Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, surprised committee chairman, Hudson Valley Democratic Sen. James Skoufis, when he made the motion to have committee members vote to subpoena Zucker.

Long Island Sen. Anthony Palumbo, the only other Republican committee member, quickly seconded the motion and expressed doubt that state officials under Gov. Andrew Cuomo would release accurate information.

“If it is not done immediately or in the very near future, we would be remiss of our duties because we are the only committee that has this kind of oversight,” Palumbo said.

According to Senate rules, the chair, vice-chair or a majority of a legislative committee can issue a subpoena, thus the power can be invoked within any committee, not just the investigations committee.

Fervor for action has mounted since Attorney General Letitia James released a report last week condemning New York’s COVID-19 nursing home plan, with Republican legislators quickly re-launching calls for the Legislature to use its subpoena power to get answers.

Legislators have been pushing for detailed figures since July, following the state Department of Health releasing a report that absolved the Cuomo administration of blame for thousands of nursing home deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Prior to the attorney general’s report, Skoufis had said publicly he would subpoena state officials if complete answers and data were not provided during the Legislature’s health budget hearing.

Shortly after those statements, Cuomo’s office requested the hearing be rescheduled from Feb. 3 to Feb. 25 to accommodate Zucker’s schedule.

Skoufis, who has chaired the committee since 2019 and has not shied from using subpoena power in several instances, expressed frustration that O’Mara had not given him a heads up as to the planned motion, describing the move as an “ambush.”

“With all due respect Sen. O’Mara, I am not going to be lectured or bullied on issuing subpoenas."

"I have made it clear that this is on the table,” he said during the committee held over Zoom.

“This is a political motion."

"This committee is not going to be bullied into doing something when we have laid out the roadmap to getting this information.”

The Hudson Valley Democrat further pointed to his record when it comes to using the power; he has issued 25 subpoenas in two years.

“The last 10 years of Republican majority rule produced one single subpoena, and that one subpoena was withdrawn,” Skoufis said.

“The previous Republican majority has never really issued a subpoena."

"They wouldn’t know what a subpoena looked like if it hit them in the face.”

Palumbo and O’Mara, through the Senate Minority Office, issued a statement after the meeting criticizing the Democrats for their inaction.

Skoufis declined to hear the motion because it had not been submitted in writing beforehand, as per Senate Rules Section 8 on new motions.

“In the wake of the attorney general's report, the failure of the investigations committee to immediately issue subpoenas and demand testimony from Gov. Cuomo and his administration once again completely abandons legislative responsibility,” O’Mara said in a news release.

“It makes the Senate Democrats complicit in this tragedy.”

Skoufis expressed confidence in Zucker providing the data legislators seek, particularly after the health department released detailed data last week in response to the attorney general’s findings.

“(Zucker) said he is going to produce the full and complete, audited numbers by the time he has his hearing on Feb. 25."

"Short of that, I think we ought to compel testimony,” Skoufis said.

“But he released a substantial piece, if not most of the picture behind those numbers, and I think the remaining piece is forthcoming.”

Written By Amanda Fries

Amanda Fries covers the Capitol in Albany and state government for the Times Union, focusing on the state workforce, housing, budget issues, malfeasance and other forms of corruption. She first started in June 2016 covering the city and county of Albany for the Times Union. Got a tip? Contact her at 518-454-5353 or ... 09a3f12c1f

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