No justice, no sleep: The progressive protests never rest

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Last week was a whirlwind of a week, with Leftist and media-driven outcry about the border policy — I'm sure you remember it well. Most of us assumed President Trump's hasty executive order to reverse the policy would put an end to the screeching and tantrums. After all, what would the protestors have to protest if we just gave them what they said they wanted?

Afraid not, folks.

This weekend, protestors swarmed the house of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shouting "no justice, no sleep." They played audio of sobbing immigrant children on loudspeakers. The protests (there will plenty more to come, say organizers) have been organized by Credo Action, a "social change network" whose "ABOUT" section reads like an essay on Karl Marx from a Freshman taking Intro to Philosophy.

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CREDO organizer Heidi Hess released a statement to the press:

There's a child snatcher living in Alexandria, Virginia. Rightfully so, there's a huge amount of attention focused on the border and the detention centers but the people who are making the decisions are here in DC, so it's important to shine a spotlight on them as well.

Nielsen was confronted by protestors from none other than the Democratic Socialists of America last week, while leaving a restaurant. The protesters booed and shouted angrily at her. Here are some of their insults:

"Aren't you a mother, too?"

"How do you sleep at night?"

"Do you hear the babies crying?"

"If kids don't eat in peace, you don't eat in peace."

Following the incident, Claire M. Grady, the acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, sent out an email warning more than 200,000 DHS employees that "In recent days, DHS has determined there may be a heightened threat against DHS employees in response to U.S. Government actions surrounding immigration."

They only get louder and stronger and more aggressive.

The protestors were protesting what, exactly? President Trump's border policy? We've said it before and we'll say it again: President Trump issued an executive order reversing the policy last week.

The irony is so strong in all of this that it's actually a bit nauseating. Above all, it's a great example of the Left's evolving approach to "dialogue," that even when they get what they want, as they have in this case, they continue. In fact, they often get nastier: Threaten, intimidate, bully, harass — until you get what you want. Then threaten, intimidate, bully, and harass — until everybody knows that you got what you wanted. Then threaten, intimidate, bully, harass — until everybody self-flagellates in the most humiliating possible manner. Then, well, you get the point.

This process of theirs goes on forever. They only get louder and stronger and more aggressive.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • " was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.