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https://www.freep.com/story/news/po...al-gretchen-whitmers-virus-powers/5780148002/
Group tops 400K signatures to repeal Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's virus powers
David Eggert
Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, faced with lawsuits challenging her use of emergency powers to fight the coronavirus, could continue to prevail in court.

But she may be unable to stop a Republican maneuver that would rescind a 75-year-old law that has enabled her to issue and lift COVID-19 restrictions unilaterally. A ballot drive said Friday it was in the "home stretch" after collecting more than 400,000 signatures in just two months. Its goal is 500,000.

If at least 340,000 signatures are deemed valid by the state elections board, the GOP-controlled Legislature would likely repeal the 1945 law rather than let it go to a 2022 public vote. The Democratic governor could not veto the initiated bill. A 1976 law, which requires legislative approval to extend a state of emergency, would remain intact.

"No one should think that allowing a politician to have unlimited power for an unlimited duration is a good idea," said Fred Wszolek, spokesman for Unlock Michigan. He urged people to consider if they would be OK with 2018 gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette or President Donald Trump, both Republicans, wielding emergency powers permanently with no need to consult lawmakers.

"Put the shoe on the other foot and decide if you think this is a good idea because at some time in your future the shoe will be on the other foot," Wszolek said.


As of Aug. 3, the group had raised and spent more than $900,000 to circulate petitions. Three-quarters of the money came from Michigan Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, a nonprofit that has ties to a GOP firm and does not have to publicly disclose its donors.

Whitmer has used the 1945 law as the underpinning for far-reaching orders to close businesses and schools, require masks and social distancing, and limit gathering sizes to control the virus that has contributed to 6,900 deaths across the state.

The public supports her handling of the pandemic, according to polling, and disapproves of how Trump has managed the crisis. The two have sparred several times. At a large campaign rally outside Saginaw on Thursday, Trump told Whitmer to "open up your state" said Michigan would be better off if it had a governor "who knew what the hell she was doing" — hours after she called him the "biggest threat" to Americans for purposely downplaying COVID-19.

Republican lawmakers initially agreed to lengthen a state of emergency through April but balked at extending the declaration again without the governor agreeing that all future stay-at-home measures would be enacted with bipartisan legislation. The Legislature sued in May, when its GOP leaders also began supporting a veto-proof initiative in case they lose in court.

Whitmer won in the Court of Claims and the Court of Appeals. The case is pending in the state Supreme Court.

She is urging people not to sign the petition. She said it would jeopardize Michigan's progress. The state's per-capita rate of new cases over the last two weeks ranks lower than 36 states. She has let schools and many businesses reopen since the curve was flattened, subject to safety rules.

"These are authorities that we have conferred upon our chief executive in extraordinary circumstances to keep people safe," she said. "Each governor since 1945 has had these same powers, and I'm going to fight to make sure that every governor after me has these powers if, God forbid, they find themselves in a situation where they have to be used."


A group, Keep Michigan Safe, formed to oppose the ballot drive. It is expected to look for flawed or duplicate signatures in an attempt to disqualify the measure. It also contends that petition gatherers are lying to potential signers about the proposal.

"This is clearly an irresponsible partisan power grab that is going to put public health at risk," spokesman Mark Fisk said. Signing the petition, he said, will "undermine the ability of elected leaders, whether they are Democratic or Republican, and medical experts to keep families safe during the pandemic."

The debate comes as the state prepares for a potential surge of cases in the fall and winter. If the 1945 law is rescinded, Whitmer's ability to reimpose restrictions would be subject to legislative negotiation.

Some Republicans, like retired political strategist Bob LaBrant, oppose the initiative. He wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press calling it a "threat to Michigan's health" and saying the time to evaluate Whitmer is her 2022 reelection bid.

But Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, an advocate for the petition drive, said the 1976 law is "more than adequate." He criticized the governor's "lingering, long-lasting actions" that "are putting unnecessary stress and pain into many, many, many unfortunate citizens and businesses."

Republicans have long said businesses should have been able to open earlier despite the outbreak. Some, such as movie theaters, remain closed.

If legislators had a say months ago, Shirkey said, the state maybe would have "landed in a spot that was more sensible, logical and defendable."


Unlock Michigan could turn in the signatures as soon as this month. Wszolek said it should not take the state elections bureau more than 75 days to pull a sample and verify them, so the Legislature could pass the bill in December. The timing is uncertain, though, and the process could stretch into 2021.
 

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The past Michigan SOS was on the radio today point blank this is fraud.

The Paul W. Smith Show ~ Ruth Johnson
Thursday, September 17, 2020 ~ Republican State Senator and Former Secretary of State Ruth Johnson tells Paul W. Smith she wishes she was Secretary of State because she strongly disagrees with Jocelyn Benson's policies that she calls unilateral decisions.

One radio caller said she has been married 16 years. She has received 3 registrations, one in her maiden name.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...ass-mailing-of-absent-ballot-applications-ok/

Michigan appeals court: SOS Benson’s mass mailing of absent ballot applications OK
Michigan voters received unsolicited absentee ballot applications beginning in May amid pandemic

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications to millions of 2020 voters was deemed legal by Michigan’s appeals court, which ruled Wednesday she had “inherent” authority to act under a 2018 constitutional amendment expanding voting rights.

The court upheld a lower judge's ruling in a 2-1 decision.

“Defendant’s conduct did not interfere with Michigan qualified registered voters’ rights. Ultimately, it is up to each voter to decide whether to vote in person or apply for an absentee ballot,” Judges James Redford and Jonathan Tukel wrote.


Benson, a Democrat, began sending the applications in May to all voters in the battleground state who were not already on permanent absentee ballot lists for the August primary and November general elections, which Benson said was a way to encourage safe voting during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“For us this is about ensuring, now that we have two statewide elections this year, that every Michigan citizen knows that they have a right to vote by mail; they can choose the right,” Benson said in May. “We want to make it safe and easy for them to do so, so they don’t have to feel that they have to leave their home.”

Lawsuits were filed against Benson by Yvonne Black and Nevin Cooper-Keel, Republican candidates for the state House who later lost in the primary, and Robert Davis, an activist and serial litigant.


In a dissent, Judge Patrick Peter said a law explicitly only gives local clerks the power to distribute absentee ballot applications, not the secretary of state.

When Benson announced the mass mailing, she was criticized by President Donald Trump, who wrongly stated that she was sending absentee ballots, not applications.

A record 2.5 million votes were cast in the August primary in Michigan, including a record 1.6 million absentee ballots that were submitted by mail, at a drop box or in a clerk’s office. The previous record for absent voter ballots cast in a Michigan election was 1.3 million in the 2016 Presidential Election.


Already, about 2.3 million absentee ballots have been requested for the fall election, which Benson said puts Michigan on track to receive more than 3 million that are completed. Of the 7.7 million registered voters in Michigan, about 5 million are expected to participate in the upcoming election, officials said in August.

At a virus-related news conference that included Benson and voting advocates on Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer thanked the state Senate for passing legislation that would let certain clerks start processing a surge of absentee ballots the day before the election. She urged the House to follow suit.


Officials say the legislation is important to help Michigan clerks process ballots at a faster rate, especially as the state anticipates its highest voter turnout in history this November. With a record number of voters choosing to vote by mail in the presidential election, officials are concerned that November election results will be delayed by multiple days to fully and accurately process all absent voter ballots.

At the conference Wednesday, Benson laid out options to vote, including requesting and returning an absentee ballot by mail, voting in person before Election Day or going to the polls on Nov. 3. She again pressed the Republican-led Legislature to change the law so ballots received after Election Day are counted. The bill appears unlikely to go anywhere despite concerns about postal delays.


“We're entering the final stretch of what may be one of the most contentious, highly polarized election cycles that any of us have ever seen. We can and we will succeed to make sure our voices, the voices of all of our citizens, are heard and that every vote is counted,” Benson said.

About 10,000 absent voter ballots were rejected in Michigan’s Primary Election in August. More than 8,600 of those rejections were due to signature verification issues or late arrival.
 
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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/n...-power-says-has-enough-signatures/3504414001/

Despite tossed signatures, Unlock Michigan says it has support to limit Whitmer's authority
Craig Mauger
The Detroit News
ansing — Unlock Michigan, the group that wants to limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic, says it's collected enough petition signatures to put the proposal before the GOP-controlled Legislature.

But an opposing group is questioning the validity of those signatures, arguing some petition gatherers had been trained with improper tactics to gain support.

The signatures also could set off a separate fight over the time it will take the Michigan Bureau of Elections to verify them. Unlock Michigan says it should take 60 days. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office says it will take about 105 days, potentially pushing the process into next year when control of the state House could change hands.

Unlock Michigan said Wednesday it's gathered more than 500,000 signatures to repeal a 1945 law that allows a Michigan governor to declare an emergency and keep the declaration in place without input from state lawmakers. The emergency declaration is important because it gives Whitmer the ability to take unilateral actions to combat the pandemic, such as closing businesses or suspending state laws.



If 340,047 of the collected signatures are deemed valid by the Michigan Bureau of Elections, the repeal proposal could go before the Legislature for approval without Whitmer having a chance to veto it.

Unlock Michigan spokesman Fred Wszolek said he's so sure the group has enough valid signatures that the campaign stopped collecting with about 100 days remaining before the 180-day deadline under state law.


"We would just keeping going if we had any doubt at all," Wszolek said in an interview.

Mark Fisk, spokesman for Keep Michigan Safe, a committee that's opposing Unlock Michigan, called for a "complete review of each and every signature," arguing Wednesday that some of Unlock Michigan's petition gatherers had been trained on how to lie to people about the proposal.


Fisk also requested "a full investigation by state officials to protect the integrity of the petition process and expose the true magnitude of illegal and improper conduct."

Keep Michigan Safe released a video recording this week of Erik Tisinger, who worked through the company In The Field, training people on Sept. 4 to gather signatures for the Unlock Michigan campaign.

In the secretly recorded video, Tisinger of California advised the prospective gatherers, who would be paid $3.50 per signature, to tell people their signatures would simply help put the issue "on the ballot," which isn't necessarily true because lawmakers also could approve it. He said they can try to collect signatures in privately owned parking lots and act like they don't know it's against the law if approached by police, according to the video.

At another point, one of the trainees asked if he could leave a petition sheet on the counter of a friend's store, which goes against state policy because the signing is supposed to happen in the circulator's presence.

"Technically, no. It. None of you are recording anything right now are you?" Tisinger responded, according to the video.

Someone in the room responded, "No."

Tisinger, who couldn't be reached for comment, then said, "Don't ever tell me about it again," according to the video footage.

Wszolek said Unlock Michigan is not going to use signatures turned in by In The Field since the Sept. 4 training, which he estimated as a few thousand.

The campaign paid petition gathers to help, but Wszolek said volunteers were responsible for more than half of the signatures.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office says it's also received complaints about Unlock Michigan petition gatherers lying to people about the proposal while seeking support.

Some residents reported being told the petition would "give the governor emergency powers” but it sought to repeal those powers, Nessel's spokesman, Ryan Jarvi, said last month.

Timing remains crucial to Unlock Michigan's effort. On Nov. 3, 41 days from Wednesday, the state House will be up for election, and Democrats could win back control of the chamber if it wins control of four GOP seats. A Democrat-controlled House could decide to send the proposal to the ballot in 2022 — two years from now — instead of approving it.


Whitmer, a Democrat, has said any attempt to strip away her powers during the crisis "is irresponsible, dangerous and foolish."

Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said Wednesday the state is facing "increasing risk" related to the virus this fall as temperatures drop and schools reopen.

As of Wednesday, Michigan had confirmed 118,615 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 6,692.

There are 100 days remaining before the start of the new year, and it's unclear how long it will take for Benson's office to review the signatures once Unlock Michigan submits them, which it said will be soon. The estimated average turnaround time is about 105 days, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Benson, who's a Democrat.

The state reviews a sample of hundreds to thousands of signatures submitted by campaigns to determine if petitions are authentic, meet legal standards and are registered voters.

"It takes approximately 60 days to complete the random sampling and challenge process described above," said Jonathan Brater, Michigan's elections director, in a signed affidavit that Unlock Michigan is now citing.

But Wimmer said Wednesday that Brater was referring to "a specific scenario in which petition review would take approximately 60 days if the petition was submitted in summer months with more staff resources available for petition review necessary to meet a constitutional deadline."



"Right now, the Bureau of Elections is devoting all staff and resources to carrying out a successful presidential election amidst an unprecedented global pandemic," Wimmer added.

But Unlock Michigan argued there's enough time for its proposal to be placed before the Legislature before the end of the year and a new session begins.

"We have submitted vastly more signatures than required to qualify our initiative, and the 60-day process of the Bureau of Elections will allow ample time for the Legislature to enact this law this year," Unlock Michigan Co-chair Garret Soldano said in a statement. “We the People did our job. The Bureau of Elections needs to do their job."


Asked if the campaign would sue if the verification process led to delays, Wszolek didn't rule it out.

"If they don’t treat this with the urgency that it deserves … we’ll ask for judicial relief," he said.

As of July 20, Keep Michigan Safe hadn't reported any financial contributors. As of Aug. 3, Unlock Michigan reported $938,916 in contributions with $695,200 coming from Michigan Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, a nonprofit group with ties to Senate Republicans that doesn't have to disclose its donors.

The committee's campaign plays out as a legal fight continues over Whitmer's use of two state laws to declare emergencies during the pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court could rule on the matter in the coming days.

If the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act were repealed, the 1976 Emergency Management Act would remain. It requires the Legislature to weigh in on whether a declaration should continue after 28 days.

Michigan has been under various emergency declarations because of COVID-19 since March 10, 197 days ago.
 

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Michigan has been under various emergency declarations because of COVID-19 since March 10, 197 days ago.
...which means that for the past 169 days, the elected executive tyrant of Michigan has been granting herself new emergency powers. Mao would be proud of Gretchen.
 

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/n...-power-says-has-enough-signatures/3504414001/

Despite tossed signatures, Unlock Michigan says it has support to limit Whitmer's authority
Craig Mauger
The Detroit News
ansing — Unlock Michigan, the group that wants to limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic, says it's collected enough petition signatures to put the proposal before the GOP-controlled Legislature.

But an opposing group is questioning the validity of those signatures, arguing some petition gatherers had been trained with improper tactics to gain support.

The signatures also could set off a separate fight over the time it will take the Michigan Bureau of Elections to verify them. Unlock Michigan says it should take 60 days. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office says it will take about 105 days, potentially pushing the process into next year when control of the state House could change hands.

Unlock Michigan said Wednesday it's gathered more than 500,000 signatures to repeal a 1945 law that allows a Michigan governor to declare an emergency and keep the declaration in place without input from state lawmakers. The emergency declaration is important because it gives Whitmer the ability to take unilateral actions to combat the pandemic, such as closing businesses or suspending state laws.



If 340,047 of the collected signatures are deemed valid by the Michigan Bureau of Elections, the repeal proposal could go before the Legislature for approval without Whitmer having a chance to veto it.

Unlock Michigan spokesman Fred Wszolek said he's so sure the group has enough valid signatures that the campaign stopped collecting with about 100 days remaining before the 180-day deadline under state law.


"We would just keeping going if we had any doubt at all," Wszolek said in an interview.

Mark Fisk, spokesman for Keep Michigan Safe, a committee that's opposing Unlock Michigan, called for a "complete review of each and every signature," arguing Wednesday that some of Unlock Michigan's petition gatherers had been trained on how to lie to people about the proposal.


Fisk also requested "a full investigation by state officials to protect the integrity of the petition process and expose the true magnitude of illegal and improper conduct."

Keep Michigan Safe released a video recording this week of Erik Tisinger, who worked through the company In The Field, training people on Sept. 4 to gather signatures for the Unlock Michigan campaign.

In the secretly recorded video, Tisinger of California advised the prospective gatherers, who would be paid $3.50 per signature, to tell people their signatures would simply help put the issue "on the ballot," which isn't necessarily true because lawmakers also could approve it. He said they can try to collect signatures in privately owned parking lots and act like they don't know it's against the law if approached by police, according to the video.

At another point, one of the trainees asked if he could leave a petition sheet on the counter of a friend's store, which goes against state policy because the signing is supposed to happen in the circulator's presence.

"Technically, no. It. None of you are recording anything right now are you?" Tisinger responded, according to the video.

Someone in the room responded, "No."

Tisinger, who couldn't be reached for comment, then said, "Don't ever tell me about it again," according to the video footage.

Wszolek said Unlock Michigan is not going to use signatures turned in by In The Field since the Sept. 4 training, which he estimated as a few thousand.

The campaign paid petition gathers to help, but Wszolek said volunteers were responsible for more than half of the signatures.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office says it's also received complaints about Unlock Michigan petition gatherers lying to people about the proposal while seeking support.

Some residents reported being told the petition would "give the governor emergency powers” but it sought to repeal those powers, Nessel's spokesman, Ryan Jarvi, said last month.

Timing remains crucial to Unlock Michigan's effort. On Nov. 3, 41 days from Wednesday, the state House will be up for election, and Democrats could win back control of the chamber if it wins control of four GOP seats. A Democrat-controlled House could decide to send the proposal to the ballot in 2022 — two years from now — instead of approving it.


Whitmer, a Democrat, has said any attempt to strip away her powers during the crisis "is irresponsible, dangerous and foolish."

Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said Wednesday the state is facing "increasing risk" related to the virus this fall as temperatures drop and schools reopen.

As of Wednesday, Michigan had confirmed 118,615 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 6,692.

There are 100 days remaining before the start of the new year, and it's unclear how long it will take for Benson's office to review the signatures once Unlock Michigan submits them, which it said will be soon. The estimated average turnaround time is about 105 days, said Tracy Wimmer, a spokeswoman for Benson, who's a Democrat.

The state reviews a sample of hundreds to thousands of signatures submitted by campaigns to determine if petitions are authentic, meet legal standards and are registered voters.

"It takes approximately 60 days to complete the random sampling and challenge process described above," said Jonathan Brater, Michigan's elections director, in a signed affidavit that Unlock Michigan is now citing.

But Wimmer said Wednesday that Brater was referring to "a specific scenario in which petition review would take approximately 60 days if the petition was submitted in summer months with more staff resources available for petition review necessary to meet a constitutional deadline."



"Right now, the Bureau of Elections is devoting all staff and resources to carrying out a successful presidential election amidst an unprecedented global pandemic," Wimmer added.

But Unlock Michigan argued there's enough time for its proposal to be placed before the Legislature before the end of the year and a new session begins.

"We have submitted vastly more signatures than required to qualify our initiative, and the 60-day process of the Bureau of Elections will allow ample time for the Legislature to enact this law this year," Unlock Michigan Co-chair Garret Soldano said in a statement. “We the People did our job. The Bureau of Elections needs to do their job."


Asked if the campaign would sue if the verification process led to delays, Wszolek didn't rule it out.

"If they don’t treat this with the urgency that it deserves … we’ll ask for judicial relief," he said.

As of July 20, Keep Michigan Safe hadn't reported any financial contributors. As of Aug. 3, Unlock Michigan reported $938,916 in contributions with $695,200 coming from Michigan Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, a nonprofit group with ties to Senate Republicans that doesn't have to disclose its donors.

The committee's campaign plays out as a legal fight continues over Whitmer's use of two state laws to declare emergencies during the pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court could rule on the matter in the coming days.

If the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act were repealed, the 1976 Emergency Management Act would remain. It requires the Legislature to weigh in on whether a declaration should continue after 28 days.

Michigan has been under various emergency declarations because of COVID-19 since March 10, 197 days ago.

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Is it me or does she just look evil? If I saw her on the street I would feel fear.
has anyone seen her and Bruce Jenner at the same place and time?

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Is it me or does she just look evil? If I saw her on the street I would feel fear.
I have to agree. She has that crazed gaze that I have only seen on mentally medicated individuals. I thought it was only me that noticed that. Glad I am not the only one.
 

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After high court decision, Michigan AG will not enforce COVID orders

Michigan is FREE!!!!!!!!!

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/04/after-high-court-decision-michigan-ag-not-enforce-covid-orders/3616380001/

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that one of the laws underpinning the orders was unconstitutional.

Nessel's decision comes as Whitmer's team has argued that her orders would stay in effect for 21 days after the ruling, a reference to a 21-day period in which parties can ask for reconsideration.

But opponents have said the 21-day rule doesn't apply to rulings issued in response to a federal certified question as was the case in Friday's Supreme Court decision.



Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

Further, the language of the order, clearly calling all orders issued after April 30 to be unconstitutional seems to support immediate effect.

Nessel's office on Sunday made clear the department "will no longer enforce the governor's executive orders through criminal prosecution."
 

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Including her unconstitutional business licenses she had pulled & violations she charged businesses and people with?
 

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The signs requiring you to wear a burka are gone from the stores I went into over the weekend. It's easy to spot the demonrat sheep now.
They are the only fools still wearing masks.


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Radio said she and her comrads is trying to do an end run around the rules now. Very first caller I heard was asking about lawsuits and damages to businesses, employees etc...... gunna get fugly!
 

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She is vowing to do what she wants.
As will everyone else now.
...and she can do whatever she wants, but how will she enforce anything she says? AG already said that none of it will be enforced.
 

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After high court decision, Michigan AG will not enforce COVID orders

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that one of the laws underpinning the orders was unconstitutional.
This part is huge. Looks like the demonrat lesbian coalition is breaking up. AG nessel is a communist piece of shit who just saw the writing on the wall and is going to try to distance herself from half-whit. Because little hitler is going down! Watch the rats like nessel flee and try to not go down with her.


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This part is huge. Looks like the demonrat lesbian coalition is breaking up. AG nessel is a communist piece of shit who just saw the writing on the wall and is going to try to distance herself from half-whit. Because little hitler is going down! Watch the rats like nessel flee and try to not go down with her.


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Nice to see some common sense begin to take over. Cruella and her minions did a lot of damage to a lot of people. When do the hangings start?
 

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Now she has the health guy implementing her rules. She will not work with anyone.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/po...der-gretchen-whitmer-mike-shirkey/3636305001/

Gov. Whitmer: Senate GOP leader shows 'disdain for science' on wearing masks
Paul Egan
Detroit Free Press


LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday accused Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey of being "anti-science" for opposing a statewide mask requirement and said Michigan can expect more state health department orders to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitmer also called on lawmakers to cancel the traditional recess for deer hunting season so it can work with her on codifying other executive orders — such as one that extends the duration of unemployment insurance benefits to 26 weeks, up from 20 weeks.

The Republican-controlled Legislature appears certain to have an increased role in addressing Michigan's coronavirus pandemic, in light of a Friday Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down the 1945 law that Whitmer has been relying on as the legal underpinning for many of her emergency orders.



But negotiations between the Democratic governor and GOP legislative leaders did not appear to be off to a good start.

More:Face masks, social distancing still required in Michigan, top state official says

More:Michigan reports 1,407 new cases of coronavirus, 15 deaths over the weekend

House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, accused Whitmer of hypocricy Tuesday for calling on lawmakers to return to Lansing while she spent part of Monday campaigning for Democratic House candidates.

"We’ve been in session all during Covid, yet the governor has refused to work with us," Chatfield said on Twitter.



Now she’s claiming we’re not in town while she’s working, though yesterday she campaigned all day for House Democrats. The hypocrisy is astounding. It’s Laughable!"

At a Tuesday news conference, Whitmer slammed Shirkey and other Republican lawmakers who say they oppose a mask mandate, similar to one she imposed, and the state health director has mirrored in an order issued since Friday's court ruling, requiring face coverings in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces.

"I do NOT support a statewide mask mandate," Shirkey said Saturday on Twitter. "I do encourage everyone to honor whatever policies individual businesses, organizations and schools establish.




Whitmer said Tuesday she is concerned that "the top Republican in Michigan government is an anti-masker and doesn't want to encourage or require everyone in Michigan to mask up," Whitmer said.

Shirkey's comments opposing a mask mandate show "a real disdain for science and ignorance of the epidemiology we are up against," Whitmer said.

Republicans have accused Whitmer of doing an end-run around the Michigan Supreme Court by issuing health department orders similar to the executive orders struck down by Friday's ruling.


But Whitmer said Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services Director Robert Gordon has powers to address a pandemic that are not affected by Friday's Supreme Court ruling. Those include the powers to require masks and to limit the size of gatherings, which Gordon issued Monday, she said.

Not long after Whitmer's news conference, Gordon issued orders related to reporting of COVID-19 cases in Michigan schools and protecting residents and staff in state institutions such as juvenile justice facilities. The new orders replicated parts of former Whitmer emergency orders struck down by Friday's court ruling.


More orders can be expected, both from DHHS and from the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Whitmer said.

Whitmer extended unemployment from a maximum of 20 weeks to 26 at the onset of the pandemic, putting Michigan in line with much of the country in terms of the maximum eligible weeks.

She also expanded who was eligible for benefits to include those who have family care responsibilities and workers who are sick or immunocompromised who are either laid off or don’t have access to paid medical leave.

Without the Legislature codifying these orders, the benefits for hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents could soon be put at risk, Whitmer said.

Gideon D'Assandro, a spokesman for Chatfield, said the Speaker wants to work with the governor and Senate on a schedule for the House to return to session, along with what issues will be taken up.

"He expects to have something finalized in the next couple of days," D'Assandro said.

On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, which Whitmer has been using as the major legal underpinning for her emergency orders related to the pandemic, is unconstitutional in its entirety, because it unlawfully cedes powers that belong with the Legislature to the governor.

The court also unanimously ruled that under the Emergency Management Act of 1976, Whitmer cannot maintain a state of emergency beyond 28 days without legislative approval. That approval expired at the end of April, and has not been renewed.
 

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Now she has the health guy implementing her rules. She will not work with anyone.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/po...der-gretchen-whitmer-mike-shirkey/3636305001/

Gov. Whitmer: Senate GOP leader shows 'disdain for science' on wearing masks
Paul Egan
Detroit Free Press


LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday accused Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey of being "anti-science" for opposing a statewide mask requirement and said Michigan can expect more state health department orders to address the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitmer also called on lawmakers to cancel the traditional recess for deer hunting season so it can work with her on codifying other executive orders — such as one that extends the duration of unemployment insurance benefits to 26 weeks, up from 20 weeks.

The Republican-controlled Legislature appears certain to have an increased role in addressing Michigan's coronavirus pandemic, in light of a Friday Michigan Supreme Court ruling that struck down the 1945 law that Whitmer has been relying on as the legal underpinning for many of her emergency orders.



But negotiations between the Democratic governor and GOP legislative leaders did not appear to be off to a good start.

More:Face masks, social distancing still required in Michigan, top state official says

More:Michigan reports 1,407 new cases of coronavirus, 15 deaths over the weekend

House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, accused Whitmer of hypocricy Tuesday for calling on lawmakers to return to Lansing while she spent part of Monday campaigning for Democratic House candidates.

"We’ve been in session all during Covid, yet the governor has refused to work with us," Chatfield said on Twitter.



Now she’s claiming we’re not in town while she’s working, though yesterday she campaigned all day for House Democrats. The hypocrisy is astounding. It’s Laughable!"

At a Tuesday news conference, Whitmer slammed Shirkey and other Republican lawmakers who say they oppose a mask mandate, similar to one she imposed, and the state health director has mirrored in an order issued since Friday's court ruling, requiring face coverings in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces.

"I do NOT support a statewide mask mandate," Shirkey said Saturday on Twitter. "I do encourage everyone to honor whatever policies individual businesses, organizations and schools establish.




Whitmer said Tuesday she is concerned that "the top Republican in Michigan government is an anti-masker and doesn't want to encourage or require everyone in Michigan to mask up," Whitmer said.

Shirkey's comments opposing a mask mandate show "a real disdain for science and ignorance of the epidemiology we are up against," Whitmer said.

Republicans have accused Whitmer of doing an end-run around the Michigan Supreme Court by issuing health department orders similar to the executive orders struck down by Friday's ruling.


But Whitmer said Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services Director Robert Gordon has powers to address a pandemic that are not affected by Friday's Supreme Court ruling. Those include the powers to require masks and to limit the size of gatherings, which Gordon issued Monday, she said.

Not long after Whitmer's news conference, Gordon issued orders related to reporting of COVID-19 cases in Michigan schools and protecting residents and staff in state institutions such as juvenile justice facilities. The new orders replicated parts of former Whitmer emergency orders struck down by Friday's court ruling.


More orders can be expected, both from DHHS and from the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Whitmer said.

Whitmer extended unemployment from a maximum of 20 weeks to 26 at the onset of the pandemic, putting Michigan in line with much of the country in terms of the maximum eligible weeks.

She also expanded who was eligible for benefits to include those who have family care responsibilities and workers who are sick or immunocompromised who are either laid off or don’t have access to paid medical leave.

Without the Legislature codifying these orders, the benefits for hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents could soon be put at risk, Whitmer said.

Gideon D'Assandro, a spokesman for Chatfield, said the Speaker wants to work with the governor and Senate on a schedule for the House to return to session, along with what issues will be taken up.

"He expects to have something finalized in the next couple of days," D'Assandro said.

On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945, which Whitmer has been using as the major legal underpinning for her emergency orders related to the pandemic, is unconstitutional in its entirety, because it unlawfully cedes powers that belong with the Legislature to the governor.

The court also unanimously ruled that under the Emergency Management Act of 1976, Whitmer cannot maintain a state of emergency beyond 28 days without legislative approval. That approval expired at the end of April, and has not been renewed.
She is desperate to deliver Michigan's electoral votes to her master. Matter of fact she is 10x more afraid of keeping her deal with the devil than she is of the tens of thousands of Michigan residents she fucked over. Ponder that!



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we're witnessing some leaders shirk off all responsibility and double down on stupid

violate all oaths of office



and they don't seem to be embarrassed at all
 

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we're witnessing some leaders shirk off all responsibility and double down on stupid

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and they don't seem to be embarrassed at all
There's no accountability so why should they care?
 

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She is desperate to deliver Michigan's electoral votes to her master. Matter of fact she is 10x more afraid of keeping her deal with the devil than she is of the tens of thousands of Michigan residents she fucked over. Ponder that!



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When are those 10's of thousands of Michigan residents going to do something about that? Asking for a friend...
 

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https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/05/it-was-time/

It Was Time…
Posted by johnyMac | May 18, 2020 | Fiction, JohnyMac | 35 |



The Operations team had watched the governor’s mansion for just over two weeks now. The team knew the comings and goings of housekeepers, food trucks, security, friends, staffers, and even the exterminator. There was nothing they did not know about the Governors day.
Four weeks earlier, a group of businessmen and a few State Congressmen sued the Governor. The suit revolved around the Governors “Emergency Order” forcing the state citizens’ to shelter in place along with closing all privately owned businesses. The goal was to lock down the state for three weeks “to flatten the curve“, the Governor said.
At the end of the three weeks the Governor extended the order for an extra eight weeks.
Citizens’ were restricted to essential travel, which boiled down to travel to grocery and drug stores or doctor appointments. The Governors emergency order allowed no grass cutting, fishing, travel to a citizen’s second home along with other restrictions. State Police were pulling citizens’ over on the interstate and questioning the purpose of their travel. If the Trooper deemed travel not proper, the citizen and all passengers were given a $1,000 ticket. The Trooper then made a call, and the citizen’s vehicle was impounded and towed to an impound yard. The citizens’ were then taken to their home by the State Police Trooper that had stopped them.
During the ride home the citizens’ were told that if they left their homes again for unnecessary travel, they would receive another fine and get to spend seven days in jail as a guest of the Governor. Most cities and towns police departments were doing the same – especially during the curfew period of 8pm to 6am.
The lawsuit came days after the Governor extended the Emergency Order. The suit made its way through the courts in a weeks’ time to the States Supreme Court. The suit revolved around that the Governor cannot make laws, only the Legislature could. Much like on the federal level, the Executive’s job was to enforce the laws, not to make them.
The suit appeared before the States Supreme Court, the same day a patriot invited three men and one woman to his cabin for a meeting. The host had handpicked these four patriots for just this kind of operation months before.
One of the guests was an overt operation expert and had run many ops while serving in the military. One was a planning expert who was owner of a retail consulting firm. The woman was a successful retired CFO from a publicly traded company. The last guest owned a business consulting firm too that specialized in logistics. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, none of the guests knew each other.
The host (who was later called The Facilitator) explained to his guests that they were recruited to play a part in an operation that would give the state back to the people, restore the State and US Constitution as the ‘law of the land’, and bring the Governor to swift justice.
Although The Facilitator had vetted all the assembled guests before and knew they would all take part he still asked each visitor if they wanted to take part. As expected, all of them agreed. With that step completed, he went into more details.
Each of the involved parties would be “Chiefs”. The CFO, (who was later called the “Money Lady”), was to serve as the Financial Chief. The Facilitator gave her $20,000 in cash. It was her role to pay monies out as needed and be the final vetting point to the other three Chiefs. The transfer of needed funds would be accomplished through dead drops.
The Facilitator then announced that the retail consulting owner would be the Planning Chief and would work with the Operations and a Logistics Chief to develop a plan.
The Logistics Chief asked The Facilitator how they would communicate going forward and The Facilitator got up from the lunch table, walked over to a stack of five .30cal ammunition cans and gave one to each member of the team. Then, the Facilitator asked them to open the cans.
The contents in the can was a VHF radio, a Raspberry pi computer, a 6”x9” LED screen, a lithium battery, and a smart charger for the battery.
Once the members checked out the contents, the Logistics Chief smiled and said, “FLDIGI and a Brevity code I bet… Brilliant!”
The Facilitator smiled and said, “Yes Chief. I have a private repeater on my property. Each of your radios have a specific frequency programmed into them to communicate to me using FLDIGI.”
He continued speaking while handing out manila envelopes to his guests, “None of you will know the others frequency and all communications being sent to me will use a different Brevity code specific to you. I will then relay communications to the Chief that needs the information.”
He then added, “when you all leave please pick up the long cardboard boxes you see stacked at the door. Inside the box is a 5-element Yagi antenna, the magnetic coordinates you need to aim the antenna towards, and 50-feet of RG-8X coax to run between the antenna & your radio.”
The Facilitator then asked the Logistics Chief, who was an amateur radio operator, to give a short tutorial on how to use the communication equipment.
The Operation Chief, being former military, already knew how to run FLDIGI, transceivers, and the use of the Brevity code process. The Chief of Planning and the Money Lady picked up the simple communications quickly.
That accomplished, The Facilitator then asked the Planning Chief for guidance on developing a plan.
The Planning Chief asked, “Operations Chief, could you start a Recon and ongoing surveillance of the Governor’s mansion?”
The Operations Chief replied with a nodding of his head and said, “I can have the first SITREP to you in 48-hours. Then every twelve hours after that, I will pass to The Facilitator a BORIS report who will relay to you.”
“Great!” The Planner said.
The Planner then asked the Chief of Logistics if he could get a floor plan of the Governor’s mansion? “That should be no sweat as it is public knowledge and lives on the interwebs” he replied. “That is a good start, and I should have it to The Facilitator to pass to you within twenty-four hours”, he added.
The Facilitator rose from the table and addressed the assembled group of patriots and said, “you folks do not know each other. The only connection is me. If in the future, you see one of us on the street do not recognize the other. The only Chief that needs to acquire more operatives will be the Operations Chief.
Looking at the Ops Chief, The Facilitator asked, “do you have an idea of who you would invite to this mission Chief?”
The Operation Chief replied, “Yes I do. I have the team of men in mind and, better yet, they to do not know each other either.”
“Great!” The Facilitator remarked.
The Facilitator continued with, “Okay ladies and gentlemen, let’s keep to the communication windows and report in using the preset frequencies to me starting tonight. The operation commences if and only if the States Supreme Court ruling comes down which supports the Governors position. If they rule the other way, enjoy your new comms and I will get the operations money back from the Money Lady at a later decided dead drop. Just move on with your life. Questions?”
There were none as everything seemed to have been well thought out. The Facilitator then said, “Okay, lets pray.”
Only the Planning Chief and The Facilitator knew the details of the coming event. The others only knew that they were all working towards the same goal: Remove the Governor from office to free the citizens from the tyranny of her reign.
On the way home from the meeting the Money Lady turned on the car radio for the latest news. The second headline on the newscast was that the States Supreme Court, in a two to one decision, upheld the Governors right to continue with her lock down orders. She sighed heavily and thought to herself “the game is on, it seems”.
Two weeks went by quickly. Operations Chief had assembled five men one of which was a retired Master Sargent from the Army. After a 20-year stint and then another 10+ years working as a contractor, he had seen action in all parts of the world and had an impressive résumé.
The Chief arranged a meeting at an abandoned house and gave each man – who would handle the abduction – the name of a color (to help mitigate future discovery if captured). The Team Leader would be called Brown. The Recon Sniper would be Gray. White would play two roles as the team’s RTO and Medic. Green and Black would be the door kickers along with Brown while White remained in the van acting as close over-watch and the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) on wheels while Gray provided long-range over-watch.
Thanks to the recon and continued surveillance of the governor’s mansion, the Planning Chief with the help of The Facilitator had a plan ready for review in less than seven days.
On day seven, The Facilitator, Planning Chief and Operations Chief met at a vacant farmhouse to discuss the plan.
The Operations Chief liked the plan and only made a few minor changes. The Facilitator asked the Operations Chief to come up with the gear he and his team would need for the operation. He would pass that information to the Logistics Chief who then would gather it and then place it in a dead drop for the Operations Chief to pick up. Money would come from the Money Lady using a standard dead drop procedure for the delivery.
On the way back to his Cabin, the Facilitator heard on the car’s radio that his governor just closed a business that produces flags for holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day. Plus, she ordered the Boy Scout Troops in the state to not put flags on the graves of the states fallen heroes during the up and coming holiday ceremonies. He thought to himself, “we ARE doing the right thing Lord. Thank you for gathering this flock to do your bidding.”
Chief of Operations passed to The Facilitator the list of things he would need during that night’s FLDIGI QSO. That evening, the Facilitator passed on the list to the Logistics Chief along with a suggestion for dead drop locations for the gear and another one for the money from the Money Lady. During his QSO that evening with the Money Lady he relayed to her the amount of cash that the logistic Chief needed for gear, comms, and a van as well as the requisite dead drop locations for the drop.
Based on the recon and surveillance of Gray, the Operations Chief, Planning Chief and the Facilitator, all decided that the best window to snatch the Governor would be early morning while she was having breakfast and reading the morning paper (as was her pattern).
That time in the early morning, three times a week, a milk truck swung by the back of the mansion to drop off organic milk, butter, and eggs.
As was the plan, the regular milk driver would be taken out of the equation several stops from the Governor’s mansion. Then for Brown, White, Black, and Green to pile into the milk truck to execute the assault and capture the Governor. Gray’s role was to give over-watch at a distance in case things went Murphy.
Communication between Gray and White continued throughout the operation. Gray was on guard for hostile forces coming their way and, additionally, to take out potential threats to the mission. He was using his personal rifle a suppressed Bergman B-14 rifle chambered for a 7.62×51 NATO round, topped off with a Leupold Mk5HD 5-26×54 scope with a Tremor3 reticle. For viewing, he also used a Leopold angled spotting scope for surveillance. For comms, like the others, he used a BaoFeng DM-1701 digital radio set on 1-watt and a simple earpiece that had a built-in mic that came with the radio.
With the milk man and truck taken two houses from the Governor’s mansion, the plan was progressing nicely. In no time the driver found himself tied with wire ties and given a shot of midazolam & propofol to calm him down and hopefully give him little memory of the event. Once injected, he was laid on the trucks deck in the back between the team’s feet.
The men piled into the milk truck and Brown reminded his team to put on their masks. “After all”, he said “it is the law gentlemen” and chuckled as White drove the team to the Governor’s mansion.
The guard at the gate gave a wave to the milk truck driver. The truck pulled around to the kitchen at the back of the Governor’s mansion. White walked up to the back door with milk crate, knocked and bent over.
The cook Liz opened the door as White started to stand up and saw a suppressed Smith & Wesson M&P handgun. White placed a finger to his masked lips signaling for her not to speak. Brown, Green, and Black quickly entered the mud room, gagged, wire tied, and sedated the cook with the same cocktail used on the milk man; this cocktail would soon be used on the Governor.
White returned to the truck to give short over-watch and TOC on wheels. He monitored two different digital frequencies which would be totally garbled by anyone who accidentally happened on to the frequencies.
Slowly, Brown, Green, and Black worked their way down the hall from the mud room to the pantry. Then into the country styled kitchen. There the Governor sat at a kitchen table, sipping her Earl Gray tea, and reading the paper.
While engrossed in her paper she asked absent-mindedly, “was that the milk man, Liz?” Brown answered the Governor in a deep commanding yet quiet voice, “Ma’am, do not move or we will kill you.”
The Governor dropped the corner of the paper and saw Brown with a suppressed pistol pointed at her celiac plexus. Within a heartbeat Black had grabbed her arms and wire tied them behind her back while Green plunged a syringe loaded with the medic’s cocktail into her neck. They both grabbed her before she hit the floor as she collapsed immediately.
Within thirty seconds of her capture the assault team had her in the milk truck and on their way to the rendezvous point about five minutes away.
The team moved the Governor to a back road about four to six minutes away from the mansion grounds and handed her off to The Facilitator and one of his colleagues. Everybody was wearing surgical masks of course – after all, it “was the law while in public”.
The team then drove about five miles to where the Logistic Chief had previously left a van. There the team abandoned the milk truck and napping milk man.
With that accomplished they then drove to the meeting point of the team in the wee hours of that morning. They took their clothing off and gave their personal gear to Brown who was responsible for ditching the clothes and returning borrowed equipment to their owners or ditch them in a near-by lake. Then, each member got in their cars and drove away – never to see each other again.
After the milk truck had left the mansion grounds Gray had backed away from his surveillance place got into his vehicle and drove to a predetermined rural site. Took off all his clothes, redressed, and secured his equipment. Then worked his way to a state road. Every mile or so, as he drove along, he jettisoned a piece of his clothing out the window.
The Governor found herself locked in an office in a abandoned warehouse. A close circuit camera monitored her. Once she regained consciousness The Facilitator’s colleague walked into her makeshift prison cell cut her wire tied arms and gave her some hot coffee laced with an energy drink.
Once she had drunk most of her coffee, he took her to the washroom so she could relieve herself and wash up a bit.
Once completed with her toiletries, he walked her to a meeting room that had a long table with an empty chair at the end of it.
Now seated the Governor took in the room. She saw that there were five other chairs set around the meeting table all occupied by surgery masked people – Four men and one woman she noted.
The Facilitator said, “You are accused Governor of sedition and the men and women here today are your jury.”
He paused to let that statement sink in. Then he continued with, “These men and women along with your participation will seal your fate. I strongly recommend you answer any questions truthfully. Maybe you can still leave here alive. Do you understand?”
The Governor half in shock and the other half defiant said, “I do not understand what I have done. I worked hard to save the citizens of this state. If you hurt me in any way my State Police will follow you to the end of the earth and kill you!”
Once she completed her rant, The Facilitator said, “lets proceed.”
The Facilitator read the States Oath of Office to the Governor. He pointed out that she had violated the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth amendments to the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution along with similar amendments to her States Constitution.
Then, each member of the Tribunal read the Amendments the Governor had violated and explained how she violated those Amendments by here Emergency Orders.
The Governor was given the floor to speak upon the reading of each Amendment. Her standard reply alternated between, “I did it for the children” or “I will see all of you dead.”
At the end of the reading of all the violations The Facilitator asked her how she plead, guilty or not guilty to the charges.
She nervously started to talk, and she said, “I did it for the children!” Looking around at her jury she continued, “I did it for all of you… To protect all of us from the virus.”
When she saw that tact was not working the Governor again went into a rant of how she single-handedly saved the State and all its inhabitants and again, “I am going to see all you dead for this!”
Once the Governor ran out of excuses The Facilitator asked again, “how do you plead Governor? Guilty or Not Guilty?”
She then said with strength in her voice, “You can’t do this…It is illegal!” The women jurist replied, “no Governor, what YOU did was illegal.”
At that point, The Facilitator asked the four members of the Citizen Tribunal how they vote, “guilty or not guilty?”
Once the seriousness of that question sunk in The Facilitator went around the meeting table and asked each Chief how they voted, “guilty or not guilty?”
The vote was unanimous – Guilty.
At the end of the polling The Facilitator said to the Governor, you have been found guilty of sedition by a panel of your citizens; Consequently, I sentence you to death, to be hung by the neck till dead. May the good Lord have mercy on your soul.” The Governor just stared in disbelief at The Facilitator and the assembled men and women around the table.
A door opened. Brown and The Facilitators colleague walked into the meeting room. Brown tied the Governor’s hands behind her back while the colleague injected her with a mild sedative.
They then walked her out of the meeting room between them to the corner of the warehouse where located was a trapdoor for moving barrels up and down from the first to the second floor and back again. A hanging noose was in place over the trapdoor. The noose was quickly placed over her head and snugged down around her neck.
The Facilitator asked, “Governor, do you have any last words?” She replied with glazed eyes and said, “I did it for the children”.
As she said “children” The Facilitator opened the trapdoor with a flick of a switch on the wall and she fell to end of the rope. A muted crack was distinctly heard by the seven witnesses present.
The next morning – Twenty-six hours after her capture – the dead Governor was found on the off ramp of the capital cities highway loop for the State Capital Building. A note pinned to her chest that read…Open our state or you will be next.
It was time…
 

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Sooooooooooooooo do we believe this? Note date & read at link lots of videos

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/n...nap-michigan-gov-gretchen-whitmer/5922301002/

Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say
Robert Snell Melissa Nann Burke
The Detroit News

Federal agents said Thursday they thwarted a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — a conspiracy that included visits to her home in northern Michigan and training with explosive devices.

The alleged plot involved conspirators who met during a Second Amendment rally at the Capitol in Lansing in June and reached out to members of a Michigan militia known as the Wolverine Watchmen for reinforcements, according to state and federal officials.

The court filing alleges the conspirators twice conducted surveillance at Whitmer's personal vacation home in northern Michigan and discussed kidnapping her to a "secure location" in Wisconsin to stand "trial" for treason prior to the Nov. 3 election.

"Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit. "The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message."

After the charges were revealed, Whitmer slammed President Donald Trump for failing to condemn in strong enough terms hate groups such as the far-right Proud Boys, whom he told to "stand back and stand by" during the debate last week.

"Hate groups heard the president's words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry, a call to action," the Democratic governor said.

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I wonder if it's a 'set up' brought to you by the usual suspects... just in time to implicate Trump b4 the election?


13 Charged In Foiled Militia Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

by Tyler Durden
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:34

Update (1515ET): Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press conference to announce state charges against the militia conspirators in a plot to kill and/or kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


n addition to the six alleged militia members charged by the Feds earlier, another seven alleged members of the militia group, known as the "Wolverine Watchmen", were charged in the conspiracy and have all been taken into custody for purportedly trying to target law enforcement officials. That brings the total arrested to 13, according to the AP.

“The individuals in custody are suspected to have attempted to identify home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war, and engaged in planning and training for an operation to attack the capitol building of Michigan, and to kidnap government officials, including the governor of Michigan,” AG Nessel said.​
The AG then explained that the charges are still subject to change once federal law enforcement officials review all the evidence collected during a raid of 24-year-old Ty Garbin’s home in Hartland on Wednesday night.

On social media, leftists took things a step further, as they tried to connect the members of the Wolverine Watchmen to the Oklahoma City bombing carried out by alleged militia member Timothy McVeigh.

n addition to the six alleged militia members charged by the Feds earlier, another seven alleged members of the militia group, known as the "Wolverine Watchmen", were charged in the conspiracy and have all been taken into custody for purportedly trying to target law enforcement officials. That brings the total arrested to 13, according to the AP.

“The individuals in custody are suspected to have attempted to identify home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war, and engaged in planning and training for an operation to attack the capitol building of Michigan, and to kidnap government officials, including the governor of Michigan,” AG Nessel said.​
The AG then explained that the charges are still subject to change once federal law enforcement officials review all the evidence collected during a raid of 24-year-old Ty Garbin’s home in Hartland on Wednesday night.

On social media, leftists took things a step further, as they tried to connect the members of the Wolverine Watchmen to the Oklahoma City bombing carried out by alleged militia member Timothy McVeigh.



Nessel listed each charge, including felony counts for providing material for a terrorist attack, felony counts for terrorist acts, gang membership charges, and charges for possessions of a firearm, and the names of all the militia members charged in the alleged plot.

The FBI says it foiled a plot by six members of a militia to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home and overthrow the state government, according to an unsealed criminal complaint.



"Several members talked about murdering 'tyrants' or 'taking' a sitting governor," according to an FBI agent. "The group decided they needed to increase their numbers and encouraged each other to talk to their neighbors and spread their message."

Over 12 people were arrested late Wednesday on both state and federal charges, while a core group of six alleged plotters were charged with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer.

Four of the six men reportedly planned to meet on Wednesday to "make a payment on explosives and exchange tactical gear," the agency said in an unsealed court filing.

The FBI quoted one of the accused as saying Whitmer “has no checks and balances at all. She has uncontrolled power right now. All good things must come to an end.”​
Authorities scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to talk about the case. The government used informants and undercover agents to thwart the alleged plot. -AP
Two of the alleged conspirators "agreed to unite others in their cause and take violent action against multiple state governments that they believe are violating the U.S. Constitution," reads the FBI criminal complaint - which names the six as Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta, all of Michigan, as well as Barry Croft of Delaware.


Fox allegedly said he needed 200 men to storm the Capitol building in Lansing, take hostages, and try Whitmer for "treason." The plan was to be carried out before the Nov. 3 election, however the the suspects later shifted to kidnapping Whitmer at her vacation home.

In June, Croft, Fox and 13 others from multiple states held a meeting in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus, according to the government.
Those present included an FBI confidential source who recorded the meetings. The source has been paid $8,600.
“The group talked about creating a society that followed the U.S. Bill of Rights and where they could be self-sufficient,” the FBI agent wrote. -The Detroit News

According to NPR, state AG Dana Nessel will join federal prosecutors to discuss the alleged conspiracy at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The investigation began in early 2020, according to the complaint, however the unsealed complaint comes days after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down several of Whitmer's pandemic restrictions which had been widely opposed.

In early 2020, the FBI became aware through social media that a group of individuals were discussing the violent overthrow of certain government and law-enforcement components. Among those individuals identified were CROFT and FOX. Through electronic communications, CROFT and FOX agreed to unite others in their cause and take violent action against multiple state governments that they believe are violating the U.S. Constitution.​
"They discussed different ways of achieving this goal from peaceful endeavors to violent actions. At one point, several members talked about state governments they believed were violating the U.S. Constitution, including the government of Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer," reads the complaint. "As part of that recruitment effort, Fox reached out to a Michigan-based militia group."

The militia group is not identified in the court filing, but members periodically meet in remote areas of the state for firearms training and tactical drills.​
The FBI was already tracking the militia in March after a local police department learned members were trying to obtain addresses of local law-enforcement officers, the FBI agent wrote.​
At the time, the FBI interviewed a member of the militia group who was concerned about the group’s plans to target and kill police officers, and that person agreed to become a (confidential source),” the agent wrote​
In late June, Fox posted on Facebook a video in which he complained about the state’s judicial system and COVID-19 restrictions on gyms operating in Michigan. -The Detroit News
"Fox referred to Governor Whitmer as ‘this tyrant bitch," adding "‘I don’t know, boys, we gotta do something,'"

"You guys link with me on our other location system, give me some ideas of what we can do."

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-claims-it-foiled-plot-kidnap-michigan-governor
 

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The signs requiring you to wear a burka are gone from the stores I went into over the weekend. It's easy to spot the demonrat sheep now.
They are the only fools still wearing masks.


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That is generally harsh.
 

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they ran this EXACT scam before -- hutaree militia i think it was called

hutaree won in court - case was pathetic b.s. for politcal headlines - obama time period
 

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I need to travel to Detroit subs soon from IL. Anyone know if there are scamdemic "rules ' I need to be aware of?? Travel restrictions/ road rules?
Changing daily..............
 

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Post 469 was fiction........ I posted it back when it first came out. Then like magic it comes true. Just last week they hammered Trump to denounce "white supremacists" and bingo we have a "plot to kidnap the soros puppet. Is she shook up? Nope she was in front of the cameras.