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    NY Governor Cuomo Goes Nuts When Reporter Asks Him About School Closures

    NY Governor Cuomo Goes Nuts When Reporter Asks Him About School Closures

    “Well, I don’t really care what you think. Of course, you agree with him because you’re in the same business with him.”

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    This is really something else. New York Governor Cuomo was asked about school closures in New York City and went off on Wall Street Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind who asked the question.

    While deBlasio announced NYC schools would be closing indefinitely, blaming COVID, New York Governor Cuomo seemed to have missed the memo before his press conference.

    Fox News has more on the exchange:

    New York City schools will be closed beginning Thursday due to a rise in coronavirus cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. But he may have forgotten to tell the top boss of the state. At the same time the Democratic mayor announced the move on Twitter, a combative Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that schools were open.

    De Blasio said officials opted to close schools out of an abundance of caution after coronavirus test positivity rates hit the 3% threshold.

    “We must fight back the second wave,” the mayor said on Twitter.

    The Democratic governor, who was holding a press conference of his own in Albany, got into a testy exchange with Wall Street Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind, who asked if schools would remain open amid a statewide rise in infections.

    “All right, first of all, let’s try not to be obnoxious and offensive in your tone. Because you’re 100 percent wrong,” Cuomo said, before raising his voice.

    “Remember we did orange zone, red zone in Brooklyn and Queens and we closed the schools? Don’t you remember that? So what are you talking about?”

    Schools in designated “red zone” districts in the two boroughs with positivity rates higher than 3 percent shut down weeks ago.

    “Any school district in a microcluster, the schools can remain open in an orange zone but they have to do additional testing,” said Cuomo.

    “I’m still confused,” Vielkind said. “Well then you’re confused,” Cuomo shot back.

    “Parents are still confused as well,” said Vielkind.

    New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley continued to press the governor on whether schools would be open Thursday. “The schools are open by state law,” the governor offered.

    “But will they [New York City schools] be open tomorrow? That’s the question. I think Jimmy’s correct in asking that question. I don’t think it’s obnoxious at all,” McKinley said.

    Cuomo then fired back, “Well, I don’t really care what you think. Of course, you agree with him because you’re in the same business with him.”

    So much indignation and ‘tude when the answer was yes, schools in NYC are closing indefinitely beginning Thursday.

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    thetaqjr | November 18, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    “ the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.”

    Listening to Gov. Cuomo’s remarks, I think it’s clear that the blood Mr Jefferson imagined watering the Tree of Liberty should flow not necessarily from the folks we elect and send to Washington, DC.

    What part of the U. S. Constitution protects citizens from usurpation of their “natural” rights by sate governors?

    A recent report states that Covid in NY City schools is trivial and it was DeBlasio caving in to the teachers’ union (UFT) with this 3% general prevalence standard for closing.
    https://nypost.com/2020/11/16/nycs-school-leaders-fail-poor-children-as-they-cry-about-equity/

    Lucky for NY City Biden appears to have won, as they are losing people (and their tax base) at a rapid pace, including Megyn Kelly, self-described as “lean center left on some things”.
    https://nypost.com/2020/11/18/megyn-kelly-pulls-sons-from-woke-uws-school-over-anti-white-letter/

    In my opinion, a tipping point will come, if it hasn’t already, where all the money in the world will not save NY City. Too many people will leave and that will destroy the economic base of the city. Restoring the SALT deduction will make no difference to people who have no jobs there, lousy or non-existent education and lack safety.

    De Blasio said officials opted to close schools out of an abundance of caution after coronavirus test positivity rates hit the 3% threshold

    More like an abundance of stupidity. Positive tests are not symptomatic disease, and even if it was children have essentially zero risk from covid. Note also that “3%” is the general population, not children specifically.

    “Well, I don’t really care what you think. Of course, you agree with him because you’re in the same business with him.”

    Somebody tell him he sounds like someone else we know. The reaction should be entertaining.
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    Here’s another official who easily goes nuts yet no one ever asks the question:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/18/pennsylvania-tightens-mask-restrictions-private-homes-included/

    Yet another example that earth has been captured by space aliens and they are mocking us.


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