In about-face, Carson backtracks on his push against neighborhood zoning

[The Minneapolis City Council] moved to eliminate single-family zoning — the kind of government red-tape Carson said made housing too expensive and exacerbated the homelessness crisis.

…Carson said strict zoning rules drove up construction costs and made affordable housing options out of reach.

…“The correlation seems very strong: The more zoning restrictions and regulations, the higher the prices and the more homeless people.”

…“You don’t want to see a situation where, ‘Oh, those are for low-income people’ and ‘These are for middle-income.’ You want to have a mixed neighborhood,” he told reporters in 2019.

…in a stunning about-face, the conservative has embraced an idea recently pushed by his boss — President Donald Trump — that the federal government should defend single-family zoning in the nation’s sprawling suburbs because doing so otherwise would lead to crime.

In about-face, Carson backtracks on his push against neighborhood zoning


Carson had this position to begin with?

Good for him. In an, ‘everyone has their positive moments and apparently this one is up,’ kind of a way.

A barber who gave haircuts to people for weeks tests positive for COVID-19

Dr. Carol Smith said in a prepared statement that the barber “has been providing haircuts during the last few weeks” at a barbershop on Broadway and tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Smith did not identify barber or the shop, but said in her statement: “Anyone who has received a haircut in a Kingston barbershop in the last three weeks is urged to promptly contact their primary care physician and seek testing” or contact the county’s COVID-19 hotline at (845) 443-8888.

A barber who gave haircuts to people for weeks tests positive for COVID-19

Dang.

Stillwater, Oklahoma, ditches rule on face masks in businesses

An emergency proclamation requiring face masks in stores and restaurants in Stillwater, Oklahoma, was nixed after store and restaurant owners received threats.

…But on Friday, Mayor Will Joyce softened the rule to encourage, not require, face coverings, after several reports emerged of employees being verbally abused and being threatened with physical violence while trying to enforce the order — all in just three hours of the rule going into effect. 

Stillwater, Oklahoma, ditches rule on face masks in businesses – CNN

sigh…

Marla on Twitter: “The navy captain that relieved of command, due to “lack of trust “ Nobody who has any common sense wants this captain gone. Least of all his crew. Posting this before it gets taken down. 🙄🙄🙄

Marla on Twitter: “The navy captain that relieved of command, due to “lack of trust “ Nobody who has any common sense wants this captain gone. Least of all his crew. Posting this before it gets taken down. 🙄🙄🙄 https://t.co/ExVX24f4XV” / Twitter

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Mom of Theodore Roosevelt sailor ‘devastated’ by firing of Crozier

“Right after I after heard from [him], I said I was so thankful for this being my son’s captain, that he had such a wonderful person,” she said. “I don’t blame him for letting them off in Vietnam. He had no clue. None of us thought it was that bad.”

The mother of the Roosevelt sailor said she was “really proud” that Crozier “risked his own livelihood. That is so hard to do. Not a lot of men, not a lot of women, not a lot of people out there who would do that for others.”

…“My mom updated me,” she said. “As soon as she heard that he got fired, she called. I am devastated. This is so terrible. Because he was finally looking out for the little guys, you know? There’s not a lot of people like that in the world.”

Sailors aboard the Roosevelt should have been in quarantine sooner, said the sailor’s mother, who comes from a military family. Her dad was in the Air Force. Her grandfather was in the Marines and her ex-husband was in the Navy.

Mom of Theodore Roosevelt sailor ‘devastated’ by firing of Crozier

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Democrats want answers to Navy’s abrupt firing of Capt. Brett Crozier

Democrats want answers to Navy’s abrupt firing of Capt. Brett Crozier – Business Insider

Seth Moulton is a self-righteous, unjustifiably arrogant asshat who ambition is only exceeded by his inability to execute strategy. Clinging to the limelight and tooting his own horn is so fucking inappropriate under the circumstances. Find a way to do your job without being suck a blatantly self-serving asswipe, Seth.

‘I Did the Math’: Katie Porter Gets Trump CDC Head to Commit to Making Coronavirus Testing Free

‘I Did the Math’: Katie Porter Gets Trump CDC Head to Commit to Making Coronavirus Testing Free | Common Dreams News

Dang…

Go, grrrrrrl!