The Rock of Talk 'Daily Blast' for Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

The Top 10 links of the day, Conservative Snapshot and Morning Local News Briefing

“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” ― Ronald Reagan

Here are today’s Top 10 articles you need to read, Conservative Daily Snapshot and your morning news briefs from ‘The Rock of Talk‘

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  1. As pandemic continues, calls increase for New Mexico crisis line

  2. City of Albuquerque steps up enforcement as businesses defy new health order

  3. Long lines of semis outside Walmart Distribution Center in Los Lunas

  4. Virgin Galactic delays SpaceShipTwo test flight because of pandemic

  5. Legacy of Yogi Bhajan swirls in controversy years after his death

  6. Arbitrary COVID-19 Control Measures Will Not Make Americans More Likely To ‘Hang in There’ Until Vaccines Are Available

  7. Fox News Anchor Bill Hemmer Slams Media ‘Lovefest’ at Biden Presser: White House Briefings Will Look ‘Very Different’ in January

  8. ‘If you have to sleep with her, do it’: a Hunter Biden-linked firm’s pursuit of Russian money

  9. Get Out of Afghanistan Now

  10. Senate hopeful Raphael Warnock: US must ‘repent for its worship of whiteness’

Conservative Daily Snapshot

  • After it was discovered in Nevada that there were a number of questionable votes – including double-voters –  a local race lead has been flipped to the Republican contender.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after he insisted that others must admit their mistakes. He has so far refused to take responsibility for the numerous care home deaths under his watch that came about due to his policy to send in COVID positive patients.

  • With Rudy Guiliani and Sidney Powell suggesting they “have the goods” on election fraud, all eyes turn to Dominion voting systems. The pressure is mounting on the duo to reveal to the public the evidence they claim to have.

  • Jake Tapper tweeted an “Oral History of How CNN Journalists Survived Election 2020.” A mix of tears, jubilation, and self-righteousness seems to have been the recipe. As one commenter noted, it must have been “just like Normandy.”

  • ABC notes with glee that another lawyer has asked to be pulled from the Pennsylvania election case. The story fails to mention that the Lincoln Project doxxed the lawyers and encouraged Twitter users to harass them.

  • Many outlets are running a Biden speech saying, “the only reason people question the vaccine now is because of Donald Trump.” Yet again, they fail to point out that Biden, Harris, and Andrew Cuomo have all stated they would not trust a vaccine produced under a Trump administration.

MORNING NEWS BRIEFS FOR NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico's largest city is looking for its next police chief and seeking community input as the process moves forward. Albuquerque staff and a specialist hired to help with the search have been meeting with community members and organizations. They've also posted a survey online to collect comments. Mayor Tim Keller says the city wants to know what residents would like to see in their next police chief. The city has been dealing with high crime rates and its police force has been working on reforms for years under the guidance of the U.S. Justice Department and a federal monitor.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The U.S. attorney's office says it destroyed a quarter-million plants during marijuana eradication efforts at 21 farms in the Shiprock area of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. A Monday news release from federal prosecutors says the raids by U.S., state and tribal law enforcement took three days to carry out and involved m ore than 1,100 makeshift greenhouses. In one instance, 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana was discovered under a tarp. The news release makes no mention of arrests or charges. In October, more than a dozen people were arrested on drug charges at a motel in the area.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Tribal leaders in New Mexico are meeting this week to share strategies for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The annual Tribal Leadership Summit is bringing governors from Pueblos and other Native American nations together virtually this year. The summit is an opportunity for tribal officials to meet with New Mexico state officials to discuss issues. This year is focused on COVID-19 and, by extension, the ongoing public health and public education crisis indigenous communities face. The governor of Acoma Pueblo used the forum to protest a reduction in hospital services by the federal Indian Health Service, and thank Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for coordinating this year to bring emergency su pplies.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A panel of doctors and other health care professionals is recommending increasing the amount of marijuana that can be purchased by participants in New Mexico's medical cannabis program. The advisory board voted Monday in favor of nearly doubling the limit to 15 ounces over 90 days. Supporters say that would at least put New Mexico on par with Nevada and Arizona. They noted other states have much higher limits. The panel also recommended expanding the list of qualifying conditions to include anxiety, attention deficient disorders, Tourette's and some substance abuse disorders. The state health secretary will have the final say.

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