PHILADELPHIA — A Chester County, Pennsylvania, judge has ordered the removal of five of the nine West Chester school board members, granting a petition from residents opposed to masking requirements. In an order Tuesday, Judge William Mahon said the five members — Sue Tiernan, Joyce Chester, Kate Shaw, Karen Herrmann and Daryl Durnell — were removed after failing to respond to the February petition. The petition was filed by Beth Ann Rosica, a West Chester parent who has opposed district pandemic measures and who is executive director of Back to School PA, the pro-school reopening political ac...
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A single-engine plane hit the power lines in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Sunday, leaving tens of thousands without power, WTOP reported Sunday.
Photos and videos on Twitter revealed the plane was still dangling from the powerlines. Luckily, no one was killed.
"Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said emergency crews are still trying rescue the pilot and passenger from within the plane, seen in images dangling from overhead wires near the intersection of Rothbury Drive and Goshen Road in Montgomery Village," said WTOP.
The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. EST on Sunday. According to the rescue services, two people were in the plane while dangling 100 feet above the ground.
Small plane dangling from powerlines in Gaithersburg, Maryland; passengers trapped inside pic.twitter.com/4P8h4Tz7EG
— RawNews1st (@Raw_News1st) November 27, 2022
Update - Gaithersburg, Maryland, @MontgomeryCoMD small plane into powerlines & tower plow, suspended about 100 feet in the air, two persons on board uninjured at this time, @mcfrs on scene, Widespread power outages, some roads closed in area, https://t.co/VRLGfpyFaA pic.twitter.com/3iCMW0v94j
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 27, 2022
BREAKING: #BNNUS Reports
In #Gaithersburg, Maryland (@MontgomeryCoMD), a small plane collided with powerlines and a tower plow, leaving it suspended about 100 feet in the air, with two people on board unharmed at the time, while @mcfrs are on the scene. pic.twitter.com/gVQJKX8bR5
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) November 27, 2022
Fox commentator melts down over vaccinations — saying she's going to be sent to a concentration 'camp'
Fox contributor Lisa Booth ranted on Sunday that the United States isn't all that much better than China when it comes to taking away the freedoms of Americans who refuse to be vaccinated.
Chinese citizens have been protesting as people continue to be quarantined at home, lacking food and medicine. The public has grown angry after the deaths of two children as a result of anti-virus controls restricting their parents from being able to get medical help.
In the United States, Americans can leave their home whether they have the vaccine or not and they're able to do whatever they want regardless of their vaccine status. Similarly, the U.S. has medical assistance that comes to one's home when they dial 9-1-1.
Still, Booth maintained that the U.S. and China are really the same, thanks to liberals.
"Nearly half of Democrats wanted to put people like me, who haven't had a vaccine, in a government camp," said Booth. She went on to complain that she couldn't even go out to dinner at restaurants if she wasn't vaccinated.
"You have Joe Biden, still, purging military heroes who don't want to get a vaccine," said Booth.
It's a mischaracterization of the idea that Biden is purging the anti-vaccine people. The reality is that because soldiers are sent all over the world, they're required to have all vaccines from Malaria to Hep A and B, the flu vaccine each year, as well as specific immunization for the country to which they're being deployed, all of which are listed here.
In the case of the military, it is a national security issue, if a virus spreads through an entire unit while overseas it means that the full unit is out of commission. Soldiers who are unwilling to adhere to military rules and the orders of commanders are always free to leave. Following military leaders and orders, however, are key requirements of being in the military.
Vaccinations were a big strategy that helped Americans be safe in World War II. During the Spanish-American war, Civil War and World War I, the disease death rate compared to battle deaths was enough that it dramatically impact the power of the American military, one key report explained in 2016.
"Before World War II, soldiers died more often of disease than of battle injuries. The ratio of disease-to-battle casualties was approximately 5-to-1 in the Spanish-American War and 2-to-1 in the Civil War," said the report. Improved sanitation reduced disease casualties in World War I, but it could not protect troops from the 1918 influenza pandemic. During the outbreak, flu accounted for roughly half of US military casualties in Europe."
A recent report revealed that in Republican counties deaths from COVID-19 are six times higher than that of Democratic counties.
Republicans are not that into Donald Trump's 2024 campaign run, but this movie has played many times before as Republicans feign interest before ultimately submitting to the beloved commander-in-chief of GOP voters.
Politico explained Sunday that Trump’s 2024 announcement has been "followed by a raft of potential 2024 contenders appearing at the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas over the weekend, where at least one Republican who had previously said she would defer to Trump if he ran — former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley — now said she is considering running in a 'serious way.'"
Even the freeing of Trump's Twitter account hasn't drawn in the enthusiasm expected from the announcement. The report noted that the Fox's network spent more time talking about the Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco than about Donald Trump after the announcement.
Haley has already failed once in her presidential efforts, and even after she quit the race, she still wasn't given a cabinet seat in the Trump administration.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will start airing ads in Iowa on Friday through a super PAC.
“The people talking about [Trump’s campaign announcement] in my circles, it’s almost like it didn’t happen,” said evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats. “That, to me, is what is telling, where people believe we probably need to move forward, not look in the rearview mirror.”
Even former Rep. Tom Tancredo, an ex-Colorado Republican leader, discovered that the disdain for Trump and his non-stop drama is growing.
“There’s a significant number of people out there who really are opposed to him, and I don’t think will change their minds over the course of the next two years,” he said. “He's one of the best presidents we’ve ever had.”
Adding, “You can’t deny that that’s a problem for him … I’m worried about his electability, surely.”
“His unique selling point is, ‘I did this, I fixed the economy, I gave you the Abraham Accords, I kept peace, I fixed the border with no help from the Washington politicians,’” said one Republican strategist in Trump world.
A republican strategist close to Trump is claiming that he has the ability to claim that he "fixed the economy," ignoring that he completely destroyed it before leaving the White House. The other success story they cited was the Abraham Accords, which was Jared Kushner's baby trying to establish peace in the Middle East. It failed to create an alliance between Israel with countries that are currently opposed to each other Palestine and Pakistan, which still refuses to recognize the legitimacy of Israel.
Similarly, if Trump had "fixed the border," then the border would be fixed. Instead, Republicans say it is still a serious problem, and it's broken.
Saul Anuzis, a former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, couldn't help but notice that Trump's announcement didn't show the support that most former presidents would have as they announce.
“It’s shocking, in the sense that I think he felt that he could scare everybody out of the field and become the presumptive nominee, and it just didn’t work,” he said. “It’s not like 20 congressmen came on board. It’s not like 100 members of the RNC came on board.”