Here We Go Again Motes

Will this madness never cease: Rio de Janeiro has canceled street parades and parties during its world-famous Carnival for a second year due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and the threat from the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. However, the spectacular parade by Rio’s samba schools, which the public watches from the stands of the city’s Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome, will go ahead, unlike last year, with health precautions to prevent spreading the virus, he said. Aren’t the street parties why everyone goes?

Just keeps getting worse: Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry escaped an assassination attempt on Saturday during an event celebrating the country’s independence, his office said. Henry was targeted by “bandits and terrorists” who opened fire at a church in the northern city of Gonaives, the office said in a Monday statement. One person was killed and two people were injured in the mayhem that may be gang-related, local media reported. Henry’s administration has faced increased challenges to its legitimacy. He was sworn as prime minister less than two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in July. Since Moise’s killing, a security breakdown in the country has reportedly allowed gangs to exert more power over Port-au-Prince and its suburbs, where nearly half of the country lives.

Not the narrative: A check shows 200 black men were shot by police officers in 2021. It also shows 346 police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty.  Almost double. Not quite the numbers the media and liberals would have you believe. Stop and think; If a bad guy is willing to shoot down an uniformed, armed cop; what chance does the unarmed citizen victim stand? Right. NONE.

Teflon politician: Former N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was disgraced into resigning his office, is starting off the new year with a clean slate. The Manhattan district attorney’s office had closed its probe into the then-governor’s mishandling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis without filing charges. While Cuomo was no doubt still chuffed from dodging responsibility for the elderly patients he killed by government directions, he got yet another boost: Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced he had concluded his investigation of sexual assault allegations against the former governor and is dropping the case. So, where once it appeared Andrew Cuomo would face a day of reckoning for his horrific, deadly decisions and boorish behavior, it now seems he will skate without paying any debt.

Cutting off your nose: Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida closed its maternity unit ‘until further notice’ due to staffing shortages after firing unvaxxed healthcare workers. Holy Cross closed its Labor and Delivery unit and told pregnant women to go find another place to give birth. A Covid surge has reportedly caused a staffing shortage among the fully vaccinated workers at Holy Cross. Maybe it’s not “the surge” that’s causing the shortage. Maybe it’s short-sightedness.  If you fire them., they don’t work.

Is an “author” unemployed: : When Amanda Moore lost her job, she decided to go undercover in MAGA land. What her new compatriots didn’t know was that she was often recording them, and the result is a chilling portrait “of what the right looks like from the inside.”  During a recent “interview” Moore also discussed the increasingly popular far-right playbook for harassing hyperlocal and moderate GOP officials and their children. You know, like Antifa/BLM does.  Nowhere in the article does it say what job Moore “lost”. Last time I “lost” my job, I didn’t go anywhere, join anyone or record anything. I was too busy looking for another job. You know, to pay the bills.

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