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Governor Cuomo Generously Offers To Admit Trump To New York Nursing Home

From the Babylon Bee:

ALBANY, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has extended a generous offer to house Trump at one of his state’s finest nursing homes.

Cuomo says he is making the gesture out of the goodness of his heart and that nothing bad will happen to the president, as nursing homes in New York have a great track record of taking care of COVID patients.

“We’ve got ample space, and it’s really quiet around here — honestly, it’s to die for,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have plenty of beds, and rest assured, you’ll be well taken care of, Mr. President.”

“Many people are using Trump’s illness to divide, but it’s time to unite and come together as Americans, and this is just my small way to do just that.”

At publishing time, Cuomo had offered instead to just send COVID patients directly to the White House to cough on everybody if that better suited the president’s busy schedule.


New York’s Big Brother Has Gone Bananas, by Jack Cashill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hasn’t done one thing right concerning the coronavirus outbreak, which is why he’s a liberal hero and being touted for a future presidential run. From Jack Cashill at americanthinker.com:

In reading the New York State travel advisory, I am reminded of one of my favorite scenes from a Woody Allen movie, this one from Bananas.  Having ascended to power, the dictatorial rebel leader Esposito announces his new rules for San Marcos:

From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. … In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now…16 years old!

Woody’s character Fielding Mellish cracks, “What’s the Spanish word for straitjacket?”  The Spanish word is camisa de fuerza.  The Swedish word is tvångströja.  In any language, Gov. Andrew Cuomo surely needs one.  It is bad enough that he is running the state by executive order.  Worse is that the orders are nuts.  If Woody Allen were to make a comic version of 1984, he could model “Big Brother” on Andrew Cuomo.

Last week, I flew into Buffalo.  It was my first flight this year into New York, a state in which I have owned a summer cottage for the last 30 years.  Coming from Missouri, a state on New York’s travel advisory, I had to fill out a two-sided form promising that I would quarantine in place for 14 days.  As if.

Missouri has had about 25 COVID-19 deaths per 100,00 people.  New York has had about 165.  In the western part of Missouri where I live, the rate is considerably lower.  No matter.  By some perverse calculation, my return to New York threatened to put the state’s residents at some elevated risk.

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Is Andrew Cuomo Responsible For Thousands Of Nursing Home Deaths? The DoJ Is Trying To Find Out, by Tyler Durden

New York governor Andrew Cuomo was either stupid, criminal, or both. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

The DoJ is officially considering whether to launch high-profile federal investigations into a handful of mostly Democratic governors who adopted regulations requiring hospitals to return COVID-19 positive patients to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, a blunder that has been described as perhaps the biggest policy error of the entire US outbreak.

Put another way – the DoJ (which Dems will undoubtedly castigate for ‘bowing to political pressure from the administration’) is trying to prove that Gov Andrew Cuomo really did kill grandma.

In a press release published Wednesday afternoon, the DoJ’s Civil Rights Division said it had requested data from New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania – all states with Democratic governors (though PA and MI are considered swing states) – about the timing of their mandatory return policies, and what input went into establishing them.

Cuomo has answered questions about the policy before; he’s claimed that he reversed it as soon as he was made aware of what was happening. But clearly not fast enough to stop the Empire State from reporting the largest death toll in the country, both per capita and in terms of the standalone total.

New York’s death rate by population is the second highest in the country with 1,680 deaths per million people. New Jersey’s death rate by population is 1,733 deaths per million people – the highest in the nation. In contrast, Texas’s death rate by population is 380 deaths per million people; and Texas has just over 11,000 deaths. According to Worldometer, NY reported a total of 32,984 deaths

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Schools shocker: 6 possible reasons why NY Dems Cuomo and Schumer suddenly support reopening, by Thomas Lifson

The six reasons all boil down to one: political expediency. From Thomas Lifson at americanthinker.com:

When two powerful Democrats suddenly reject the position of the teacher unions and support the position argued by President Trump, we know that something’s up.  Andrew Cuomo‘s and Chuck Schumer’s abrupt switch of position to support reopening schools in New York leaves a lot of blue-state Democrats exposed to intensified criticism for keeping their own schools closed.  I see five possible reasons that could explain this dramatic switch.


Let’s start trying to account for the change in position by taking Senator Schumer’s press conference explanation at face value.

What is one of the biggest problems facing us in the next month? As the Speaker mentioned, schools. Opening up the schools safely. If you don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can’t go to work.

Other blue-state Democrats like California’s Gavin Newsom and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer have continued to behave in ways that inflict maximum economic damage in their states, suggesting that they expect President Trump to be blamed by voters for a slow or negative economic recovery, even at the cost of immiserating their own constituents.

Maybe both New Yorkers are scared that New York’s decline has reached the point that their own political futures are imperiled.  After all, Cuomo just begged wealthy New York City residents to return to the city from their refuges in the Hamptons, Hudson Valley or even out of state, offering to buy them a drink or cook dinner for them as a lure to pay the extra municipal income tax liability they would face.

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Ceremony Honoring Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Response To Be Held At Now-Vacant Nursing Home

The Babylon Bee

ALBANY, NY—A ceremony honoring Governor Cuomo’s fantastic response to the coronavirus pandemic will be held at a convenient location: a now-vacant nursing home upstate.

Cuomo was awarded the United States Award for Disease Response Excellence by Dr. Anthony Fauci at the recently vacated venue.

“We just had all this free space opened up,” said Cuomo. “This is a great new space to host all kinds of cool events. They’ve got a cafeteria, lots of available beds for a little shut-eye, and a room to play Bingo. I could get comfortable here.”

Dr. Fauci praised Cuomo’s response and awarded him a medal honoring his contribution to the fight against the pandemic in a solemn ceremony.

The ceremony concluded with a game of shuffleboard.

“New York did it right,” Fauci said in an empty room at the nursing home. “They had the right response to this thing: overreact with people who probably won’t die from the virus and send the elderly to nursing homes to make sure they are safe. Governor Cuomo is a pro-science hero.”


“Grandma Killer” Cuomo Sent 4,300 Patients Back To Nursing Homes Despite Positive COVID-19 Tests, by Tyler Durden

Somehow Andrew Cuomo got a reputation as a model of competence for his management of the crisis, although New York has the highest death rate in the nation, in part caused by the idiocy in the title. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Earlier this month, a reporter at one of NY Gov Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings asked the governor about reports that the state issued guidance calling for hospitals to return thousands of patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 to nursing homes or long-term care facilities where they lived.

Somehow, despite the horrifying notion that Cuomo deliberately sent patients back to nursing homes where they unleashed some of the deadliest outbreaks in the country, the governor readily owned up to the decision, and insisted public health officials believed this to be the best option to prevent the patients from just hanging around the hospital.

With the benefit of hindsight, we now see that the hospital bed shortages that the US had prepared for never came to pass. So, not only did this decision lead to thousands of deaths, it was also totally unnecessary.

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Andrew Cuomo and the Chronic Existential Anxiety of the White Male Democrat, by John Derbyshire

It’s getting tougher and tougher to be a white male in the Democratic party. From John Derbyshire at unz.com:

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of my home state of New York, was speaking in Manhattan on Wednesday, signing a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state. He made a now-famous gaffe, which says a great deal about the state of the modern Democratic Party

But first, just a word about sex trafficking.

Kidnapping vulnerable young girls and renting them out for sex is a flourishing business down among the urban underclass. The Pakistani pimps of Rotherham and other English cities are the best-known cases, but plenty of it goes on here in the U.S.A., too. As in England, it’s very much an ethnic affair here, although news reports tie themselves in pretzels trying to obscure the fact. [Inside New York’s silent sex trafficking epidemic, NYPost, April 17, 2018]There’s an immigration angle, too; a lot of the women being trafficked here are illegal aliens from Mexico, Central America, and Asia.

It’s a problem in New York, and our legislators figured we need a new law to deal with it. I find it hard to believe that the laws we already have on kidnapping, prostitution, and abuse of minors are not adequate to deal with the issue; but hey, it’s an election year, Cuomo’s up for re-election as governor, and signing a new law is good show business.

So there was Cuomo doing the soft-shoe shuffle. Our Governor is a sort of grandee of the Democratic Party: son of a former three-term Governor, ex-husband of a Kennedy gal.

But I should say that the phrase “Democratic Party” in my last sentence refers to the oldDemocratic Party, the party of FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton and John Kerry. Andrew Cuomo, like those other names, is a white guy of European ancestry. Like other white guys in his party, Cuomo has the uncomfortable feeling that the ground is moving under his feet—that the Democratic Party is turning into something different from what it has been though his, and my, lifetime.

As a result, the Governor is nursing some serious political insecurities. Is the Democratic Party still a party for him, for white guys? Or is it on its way to being a party for women, blacks, mestizos, and sexual eccentrics?

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