Top cop going after Michigan Governor Whitmer. Detroit police chief may be running for governor. It looks as if the police chief of Detroit is looking to run for governor. He’s articulate, street smart, Republican and he’s black. What a dynamic combination.
While Craig, a Detroit native who has been police chief since 2013, has said that police officers should be held “accountable for violating their oath and breaking the law,” he has also been an outspoken defender of law enforcement. He sharply criticized Detroit-area Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib after she tweeted in April that “policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist,” and there should be “no more policing.”
Craig will start his first campaign with a higher public profile in Detroit. Before he was named police chief there in 2013, he had served as chief of the Cincinnati and Portland, Maine police departments, according to his official biography. He also served decades as a police officer in Los Angeles.
What is responsible for fueling anti-police sentiment in America? Detroit Police Chief @JamesECraig and I expose the rhetoric and the reaction it has caused in recent weeks and months. pic.twitter.com/VkNdianUOY
Why these great election laws need to go before the Supreme Court. Add Florida and Kansas to the list of states that have fixed their laws so it can make voting easier for all folks. Black, White, Brown, etc.
Of course those minorities that have something to hide ( those who fled the South for the West Coast ) don’t wish to provide an ID when they vote. Why?
With the horrible House bill that would take away all state and local laws, the time is now for the Supreme Court to act before the 2022 elections. Let’s not have a repeat of 2020.
In the face of most Democrats’ opposition, US Steel cancels a billion-dollar investment.
BRADDOCK, Pennsylvania — Exactly two years ago, U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the company would turn its Mon Valley operations into a key source of lightweight steel for the automotive industry.
At the time, local leaders and company officials called the investment “transformational.”
It involved a whopping $1.5 billion upgrade to its Mon Valley Works. This included an upgrade of the Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock, the Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, and Clairton Coke Works, with technology and improvements that would have provided cleaner air for all three communities where the plants are located, as well as good-paying jobs that would have provided prosperity for the region for decades.
On Friday, U.S. Steel said after months of tug-of-war with the Allegheny County Health Department, it is canceling the $1.5 billion upgrade and idling three batteries at Clairton Coke Works by 2023.
U.S. Steel said in a statement that a dragged-out delay from Allegheny County officials for permitting the project contributed to their decision, along with the new direction that the company is taking to focus on sustainability.
Allegheny County chief executive Rich Fitzgerald, a city Democrat, said he was “blindsided by the news.”
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, also a Democrat, said he was simply devastated. “It is heartbreaking,” said Fetterman, whose home is across the street from the sprawling 148-year-old Edgar Thomson Works that hugs the Monongahela River.
Local economic development forecasters estimate over 1,000 direct jobs will be lost. Countless more support jobs that would have facilitated the build-out are also gone.
Jeff Nobers, the president of Pittsburgh Works, an economic group made up of officials in manufacturing, steel, energy, and labor unions, said the unknown costs and future implications due to this decision are formidable and long-lasting. “We have to be thinking about what manufacturers who were looking to locate here are thinking,” he said. “Do they look at the climate here and wonder if it is worth it? Well, that is a problem too.”
Local elected officials are of several minds on this project. Most of them were just hoping it would fly under the radar of the climate justice warriors and go up without notice. That was never going to happen. The rest fully backed its demise because of their views on climate change.
One exception has been Fetterman, the progressive populist Democrat who is seeking his party’s nomination to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Toomey in 2022. He was a vocal supporter of the project, which sometimes placed him at odds within his own party’s ranks. His support created a strange alliance for him with Republican state lawmakers such as Allegheny County state Sen. Devlin Robinson and the state senate majority leader, Kim Ward.
Ward said that although she does not agree with Fetterman on much, “I sure do on this one.”
Robinson agreed. “The constant rhetoric attacking manufacturing in this country is going to impact jobs,” he said. “That is not something to worry about in the future — it is happening right in front of us.”
Critics of the closure also point to the constant drumbeat coming from local environmental justice nonprofit groups and reporting organizations funded by elite, left-wing foundations such as the Heinz Endowments. These, they argue, are contributing to a hostile business climate.
The Edgar Thomson Works, named after a Pennsylvania Railroad president, was built by Andrew Carnegie in the 1870s on the site of an old French and Indian War battlefield.
U.S. Steel also told its investors that they are reallocating capital to other places — which means all of the work that was going to go here is likely going someplace where bureaucrats are less beholden to (or aligned with) environmentalists.
Fetterman calls the moment an opportunity lost: “We could have made the safest, greenest steel in the world right here in Braddock. We could have secured thousands of good-paying union jobs.”
Now, that opportunity is gone.
President Joe Biden said in his joint speech in front of Congress that there there’s no reason that steel can’t be continually manufactured in the United States and by doing it in a safe and green way, in a environmentally efficient way. Biden even riffed, “There’s no reason the blades for wind turbines can’t be built in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing.”
“Well, that’s what this investment was about,” said Robinson. “This $1.5 billion was about making steel in a more environmentally friendly way. But the current environment right now is so hostile to manufacturing, manufacturers know making things in America is not a viable option. Especially not now, and especially not into the future, where they’re going to see a return on their investment.”
Manufacturers may have to relocate to places where there are no unions or outside the country. This makes hollow Biden’s promise to protect union jobs and bring back manufacturing — and it will be doubly hollow if he looks the other way when things like this happen.
This conflict between manufacturing and environmentalism is also going to place Biden at odds with both. Biden argues that a decarbonizing economy will create millions of jobs. Here, however, it meant zero jobs created and perhaps many destroyed.
Kathleen Parker rarely gets it right. But she mostly is on the mark. Progressives have always been afraid of Blacks with a brain. They love the house kept brothers and sisters like Obama and Demings. Read and enjoy.
During his response Wednesday night to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, Scott managed to keep his balance. He leveled strong and smart criticisms at Biden’s agenda for the next four years.
But you wouldn’t know it to read his critics on the left. The only Black Republican in the Senate, Scott was quickly trending as “Uncle Tim” on Twitter, as a tool of white supremacists and as a blind servant of the far right. Liberals just cannot handle a Black conservative. This, my friends, is (also) what racism looks like in America today.
Let a Black man speak for the GOP; let him defend conservative values that were once considered mainstream; let him challenge the current orthodoxy of systemic racism that pegs whites as oppressors — and he will feel the wrath of those for whom, as Scott said, belief in racism is essential to political power.
The trouble among people who seem to see racism everywhere is that Scott neither sees nor dwells in a Black-and-White world. Life for Scott hasn’t been easy. As he said Wednesday, he has experienced the insults to his dignity that other minorities recognize as part and parcel of life in America. He’s been followed in stores, he said, and pulled over for no reason while driving.
As a child growing up in South Carolina, Scott was often angry in school, he said, and nearly failed. That he didn’t is a credit to his single mother, who “has prayed me through some really tough times,” and his grandparents with whom, he, his mother and his brother lived. He spoke of seeing his grandfather read the morning paper each day, only to learn much later that his grandfather couldn’t read but was trying to set an example.
In other words, Scott’s is the kind of story Americans have always admired — the overcoming of adversity to become what he could not have imagined as a child.
Between May 25 and Oct. 7, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon filed federal charges against 97 people connected to the Portland unrest. Since then 58 of those cases have either been dismissed outright or are on track for dismissal through a deferred resolution agreement. Thirty-two cases are still pending, with many likely to also end in dismissal according to sources. Seven people have entered guilty pleas.
Don’t tell me that affirmative action doesn’t exist. Just listen to what this loon has to say. To say that this person is educated, is a joke. Just another affirmative rainbow pick of Joe’s. Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that they expect to see some “transitory inflation” as America is coming out of the coronavirus pandemic.
They have been pumping oil under the Great Lakes since 1953. Now the Governor is worried about drinking water? Enbridge is the worlds largest oil mover. They move over 540,000 barrels of oil a day. What do you think happens to the price of both gasoline and natural gas if this is halted?
Enbridge said Tuesday it would defy Michigan’s demand to shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision was based on bad information and political posturing.
This not only effects the US, but Canada also. So far Enbridge has refused to comply. They have till May 12.
The mammoth new budget flies in defiance of a trend seen across the country, with at least 18 major cities reducing their police budgets over the past year. However, 24 cities increased their police spending for fiscal 2021, as well, including Atlanta, Omaha and Phoenix.
“The latest poll found that nearly double the amount of voters oppose reducing the funding for police departments around the country than support it,” Breitbart News reported.
Slavery, KKK, Jim Crow Laws, etc. Then we had the Civil Rights Act. How did the white progressives use it? Well they placed people of color in certain neighbourhoods, run down education system, welfare over workfare, and it goes on and on.
So now the big things are reparations and support of hate groups like Antifa and BLM. And the push to put those of color in front of everyone else? And check out Biden’s cabinet.
What is the world is wrong with you?
The government setting different vaccine dates based on race is clearly unconstitutional and deplorable.
How did we get to the point where a Governor remotely thinks this is acceptable? Neoracism has gone mainstream. https://t.co/bCBU5juxMr
Racism is now okay in the USA. If people don’t start speaking up, we are going to be in a whole lot of hurt. Phil Scott is a so-called Republican Governor, but it’s communist Vermont, and he’s a progressive.
Why aren’t white people suing? This is unconstitutional — a violation of the 14th Amendment.
Apparently, MLK Jr. is history, and progressive systemic racism is here!