Bizarre – Congressional Doctor orders House not Senate to wear masks

 

In a bizarre twist of the infamous wearing “mask or no mask” put down one Dr. Brian Monahan as the latest actor in this congressional play. He hails from the Office of the Attending Physician. We are familiar no doubt with the Doctor who looks after the President, but this fine fellow takes care of the congressional staff.

 

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Dr. Brian Monahan

The fellow who apparently followed Nancy Pelosi’s direction and ordered the House members to wear masks. The Senate? Not so much. What was this decision based on? Apparently it included a nonsensical study done in India. Apparently the CDC decided to use it as well. So it appears at least one of the studies the CDC used to justify their guidance was rejected by a peer review and was based on a vaccine not even used in the United States. Brilliant stuff.

But first:

Try and follow this nonsense.

The Office of the Attending Physician issued late night guidance for each chamber Tuesday, but with a mandate for the House and a softer recommendation in the Senate, confusion still reigns. Partisan fights over masks erupted in the House earlier this year and could make a comeback if a fresh mask mandate is imposed.

“For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present. To be clear, for meetings in an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED,” reads the memo from the Office of the Attending Physician.

The Senate, with many fewer (and older) lawmakers who took Covid precautions more seriously from the outset, is left to self-regulate by the Capitol’s top doc.

Dr. Brian Monahan recommends that in the Senate, “all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space and other individuals are present.”

Ed: (Why a KN95 and not a N95 mask?)

What’s The Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks …

In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. Let’s buy our masks from China. They haven’t done enough damage yet.)

But I digress.

It is the same guidance as for the House, but recommended, not required.

“We’re going to speak without the masks, but wear the masks,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, explaining his mask approach at a Tuesday press conference. “Right now, you have to do what you think is best. For myself, I’m going to put on a mask.”

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And now this:..

Study Cited By CDC To Justify New Mask Guidance Rejected By Peer Review, Based On Vaccine Not Used In US

(Via Daily Caller) – At least one of the studies that was cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to justify changing their guidance on masks was based on a vaccine that is not authorized for use in America and was rejected by a peer review.

The study in question from researchers in India claims to show that a COVID-19 Delta variant infection generates a higher viral load in comparison to other variants.

Despite no mention in the study of viral loads from the variant against unvaccinated individuals, the CDC cited it in yesterday’s updated brief as evidence that the Delta variant is transmissible from a vaccinated individual with a breakthrough infection.

“Studies from India with vaccines not authorized for use in the United States have noted relatively high viral loads and larger cluster sizes associated with infections with Delta, regardless of vaccination status,” the CDC said.

“These early data suggest that breakthrough Delta infections are transmissible,” the CDC’s brief goes on to say, even though the India study was conducted with a non-approved U.S. vaccine.

The report from the CDC also says that “unpublished” and “additional data collection” studies are pending that will help to “understand the level and duration of transmissibility from Delta vaccine breakthrough infections in the United States and other settings.”

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This Institution Is A Sham!’: Chip Roy Laces Into Pelosi Over New House Mask Mandate

 

 

Just for the record:

Dr Brian Patrick Monahan[1] (born 1960) is the Attending Physician of the United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court and holds the rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy. Monahan was selected by the leadership of the Congress and nominated to the position and rank by United States President Barack Obama in January 2009.[2] 

 

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Two dozen plus House Democrats ask Biden to give up sole authority to launch nuclear weapons

 

It’s hard to get a bead on where this is coming from. Its only been a month or so… is Biden so bad off that they really are concerned? Was this the plan right along, move Pops out and 25 him so Harris can move right in? In practicality, how would this work? As China fires their nukes the Commander-in Chief is to call around and figure out if we are going to respond? It’s hard to believe this issue would have been raised without Pelosi’s approval. Maybe Biden has been a bit too cantankerous. Maybe just turn the decision over to Facebook and the Twitter guys.

 

 

“We respectfully request that you, as president, review ways in which you can end the sole authority you have to launch a nuclear attack, and to install additional checks and balances into the system,” the letter states.

“As president, you will have the final say on any changes to U.S. nuclear policy. We respectfully request that you, as president, review ways in which you can end the sole authority you have to launch a nuclear attack, and to install additional checks and balances into the system,” the letter states.

The letter notes that there have been multiple possible systems proposed and lists several of them. One proposal involves “Requiring additional officials in the line of presidential succession, starting with the vice president and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives — neither of whom can be removed by the president if they disagree — to concur with a launch order, and utilizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s tracking of those officials to ensure prompt communication.”

From Just the News

 

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

 

Iowa Democrat Asks House to Overturn Election She Lost

 

Why have elections at all? Just have the the democrats in the House of Representatives declare the election results.

Nancy Pelosi

Will Nancy have any problem doing the deed and giving her the seat? These little known facts on what our out of control Congress can do. There were rumors she was going to do it. Well now it is official. meanwhile Trump plugs along with the courts regarding his election.

Here we go:

Democrat Rita Hart, who lost her Congressional election in Iowa’s Second District, is filing paperwork to have fellow partisans in the House of Representatives “review” and overturn her defeat.

Hart lost to Republican Mariennette Miller-Meeks in the initial vote tally, then lost the recount. Miller-Meeks’ victory was formally certified by the state, and the Hart campaign chose not to challenge the outcome through Iowa’s court system.

Instead, the defeated candidate was said to be strongly considering appealing to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in order to uproot the voters’ decision and achieve “the result we need.” And that’s exactly what she’s doing.

Based on the rules and the law, Hart lost. She wants to sidestep the proper process, convince Democrats in Congress to count certain votes that she feels were wrongly excluded, and have herself declared the “real” winner — overruling voters and Iowa’s system.

It’s a brazen effort to steal an election. If she and her lawyers believed they have a strong case, they could have presented it to impartial arbiters through the state’s judicial system. They deliberately chose to eschew that option, however, relying on the bogus excuse that there wasn’t enough time.

Keep reading…

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Vote Tally Count Resolution in support of ICE – Immigration and Customs

 

Now this took real courage. Since the House – Paul Ryan- couldn’t get the courage to force a vote on disbanding Ice thus getting everyone on the record, let’s do it this way. A nonbinding feel good moment that should get everyone off the hook. But wait – did it? Voting “Present” should be worth being called out during the fall election period. Individual votes link below.

The one major surprise was Amash voting ‘No’ – is he in a Muslim District?

  R   Amash, Justin MI 3rd

The House passed a nonbinding resolution saying lawmakers support the “officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” A two-thirds majority was needed to pass it, and because Democrats voted “present” instead of “no,” it passed easily in a 244-35 vote.

The final vote saw just 18 Democrats vote for the resolution, and 34 Democrats vote against it. But the vast majority of Democrats, 133, voted “present.”

H.Res. 990: Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

For individual votes of Representatives broken down by State and district go HERE

 

H.Res. 990: Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

Paul Ryan – my heart breaks for you – doesn’t want to be a weekend Dad

 

So Ryan doesn’t want to be a weekend dad. Setting aside how few days Congress actually meets, do you really think Dads are out throwing that proverbial baseball back and forth out back past the garage during the week? Throwing a few hoops? A little tag football? All during the week? Yea, those three-day weeks when Congress was in session was a real chore, but hey, I get it, you never wanted to be speaker.

So thanks Paul, don’t let the door hit you in the whatever. You never did support Trump and gave him only lip service. Saying good-bye to another swamp creature as you screw us one last time with your behemoth spending bill as you go out the door to pick up your rewards for all the gifts loaded to special interests in this last porkulus. Let’s guess what you speaking fees will be….more than Hillary’s $25K? Then there are the boards you will be on to wash the money received. Here are a few snippets from White House Dossier:

 

Aww, Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want to be a Weekend Dad #breakingmyheart

I love when people in Washington reveal how out of touch they are with the rest of the country. House

Speaker Paul Ryan, who said today he won’t run for reelection, did just that with a couple of sentences Wednesday:

One thing I have learned about teenagers is their idea of an ideal weekend is not necessarily to spend all of their time with their parents. What I realize is if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad. I just can’t let that happen.

So I will be setting new priorities in my life.

A lot of us aren’t just weekend dads. We’re “Sunday” dads, since we’re working Saturdays too. Paul Ryan knows full well that once he’s out of Congress, he’ll be invited to join numerous boards and provide high-priced “consulting advice” and make millions with a 30-hour work week.

I’m so glad he’ll have weekends and more with his kids. I’m sorry he spent trillions of our dollars on the way out the door of the Capitol that we all will have to pay back.… Continue Reading

Vote tally count Spending Bill – So much for the Art of the Deal

So much for the “Art of the Deal.” One can only wonder if Trump isn’t getting worned down with the constant attacks. How else to explain why he seemed to have so little interest in being involved in the process. Why wasn’t he out on the stump arguing for a decent bill?

A real embarrassment for Trump after he was out looking at the wall models last week in California.

Does anyone really think that McConnell and Ryan just showed up and told him that this was the way it was going to be? No Wall? Wait until next September when this whole spending thing starts up gain during the election cycle. The GOPers can kiss the House good-bye and you can be sure a Democrat House will impeach Trump and it will be the shot heard ’round the world.

Update: The big Ryanesque spending bill isn’t as bad as I thought last night. It’s worse. Forbids hiring more ICE agents. Limits detention beds, making “catch & release” more likely. Call 202 456-1111 if you want to urge Trump to veto

This sums it up:

Democratic leaders celebrate budget bill: “We’re able to accomplish more in the minority”

Here are the individual votes:

Lawmakers approved the bill in a 256-167 vote on Thursday, with majorities in each caucus backing the measure. Ninety Republicans and 77 Democrats voted against the bill. A large numbers of conservative Republicans were among those voting no over the measure’s massive price tag and the lack of transparency in the bill-writing process.

Senate:

Mar 23 63 (65-32) Agreed to On the Motion H.R. 1625

For individual votes and to find out how your Senator voted go

HERE

House of Representatives:

For individual votes and to find out how your House Rep voted go to Gov Track

HERE

 House Vote #127
 Mar 22, 2018 12:59 p.m.
 Passed 256/167
This was the House vote on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (preprint text). With this vote, the House replaced the text of H.R. 1625, formerly the TARGET Act, with entirely new provisions related to funding the federal government.

Money in Politics – Donor Information on Congress

Open Secrets has interesting data on the major contributors for all Senate and House members. Influence, earmarks and Lobbying. It is fascinating that the GA 6 special election to be held June 20, 2017 is awash in money. The Dems apparently counting on this election to shore up their losing streak. $8 Mil raised opposed to less than half a Mil for the GOP as of the end of March.

“Here’s the place for head-to-head campaign finance comparisons of candidates in every U.S. House and Senate race since the 1999-2000 election cycle. You can explore the relative size of their contributions, the top industries and interest groups supporting them, where the money came from geographically, and much more”.

View our coverage of special elections held in 2017.

Funding of candidate reports.

See how much incumbents, challengers and those gunning for open seats — including in this year’s special elections — have raised so far. Be sure an chose what year for each candidate to get info.

SEE THE DATA HERE  for all races

Try this one as an example:  Charles Schumer below:

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Scalise: fractured bones, injured internal organs, severe bleeding, condition critical

Prayers for Rep Scalise. Of course, the Alt-Left’s rhetoric has nothing to do with this.

Rep. Scalise is reported by MedStar Washington to have fractured bones, internal organs injured and severe bleeding. Scalise remains in critical condition, all thanks to a left wing extremist who hunted down Republicans.

From America’s Watchotower:

Here are 15 examples of celebrities wishing or threatening violence against Donald Trump, and if the left-wing on Twitter can be used as an example they are only upset it was not worse than it was. But the left are the tolerant ones…

Bernie Saunders?

“Today in the White house we have perhaps the worst and most dangerous President in the history of our country.  Bernie Saunders.

Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. We will provide periodic updates.

Vote tally Count House vote of gov funding bill until September 2017

I finally tracked down the individual votes for the government funding. Names of bills are never helpful. From Gov Track. 102 GOPers defected. Most Republicans did vote for the measure, but the caucus was split significantly, 132-103. Democrats in much more in favor of the bill, as 178 voted for it, and just 15 voted against it.

(CNN)The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a $1.1 trillion government funding bill that keep agencies operating through the end of September.

The vote was 309 to 118.

VOTE DETAILS With INDIVIDUAL VOTES CLICK  HERE and scroll down. Site of GOV TRACK

The final vote tally was 309-118 and 103 Republicans voted against the bill, meaning more Democrats voted for the bill than Republicans.
House Vote #249
May 3, 2017 4:19 p.m.
Passed 309/118
This vote was on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, that is, through the end of September 2017. Prior to this vote, this bill, H.R. 244, was the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of …

H.R. 244: Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017

 

Paul Ryan on tape: ‘will never defend Donald Trump, not now, not in the future’

Paul Ryan is Donald Trump’s wolf in sheep’s clothes. Ryan thinks he will outlast Trump.Thats what happens in the swamp.They have been there for years. He should remember his buddy Rep. Cantor who was cocky enough not to even stop by his district on election day and was primaried out. This tape tells us all we need to know about Ryan. When asked about it, he admits it was his statement and it was ‘old history’

NewsMax reports House Speaker Paul Ryan is identified as the man in an October 2016 audio recording telling others he would never defend Donald Trump again.

Breitbart News said it obtained the tape recording of the man it says is Ryan talking by phone to fellow Republicans in the House. The recording was made Oct. 10, right after the controversial Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Trump was leaked, according to the website.

“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” the man identified as Ryan can be heard saying.

“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”

Breitbart reported the call was intended for just House Republicans, but it was unclear how many took part in the call.

On the tape, a woman can be heard opening the call, but it is unclear who she is.

More here

Hat Tip goes to Last Tradition which is a great blog… stop by if you haven’t had a chance

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