The Rock of Talk 'Daily Blast' for Thursday, November 26th, 2020

The Top 10 Links of the Day, Conservative Snapshot and Morning Local News Briefing

”It’s always something, to know you’ve done the most you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.” – Charles Dickens

Here are today’s Top 10 articles you need to read, New Mexico News Snapshot and Conservative Snapshot from ‘The Rock of Talk‘

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  1. Report: Lujan Grisham is a ‘top contender’ for Biden's health secretary

  2. Report: New Mexico ranks last in U.S. in unemployment recovery

  3. Thanksgiving eve: No wait at Whole Foods vs. long lines at big box stores, other supermarkets

  4. Chile farmers ask people for support

  5. NMSP investigating Roswell city councilor caught taking down fence

  6. Senseless Restrictions on Outdoor Activities Undermine the Goal of Curbing COVID-19

  7. Majority of voters plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends this year

  8. Ignore The Nanny Staters And Celebrate Thanksgiving

  9. Government Spending Down, GDP Up

  10. Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. It broke theirs instead.

New Mexico News Snapshot

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz, - Navajo Nation officials are reporting an additional 221 coronavirus cases and two additional deaths from COVID-19. Wednesday evening's update from the Navajo Department of Health brings the total deaths on the reservation that spans parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico to 640. Officials have implemented a three-week stay-at-home lockdown for reservation residents that is in effect 24-hours a day, seven days a week. People can only leave their homes if they are essential workers, have an emergency or to purchase food and medication.from essential businesses that are only allowed to be open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico food banks say they will be able to provide more meals for thousands of families. They will be getting an infusion of $5 million in funding as part of an economic relief package approved by state lawmakers Tuesday and signed Wednesday by the governor. Officials at The Food Bank in Santa Fe said that along with unemployment, the need for emergency food assistance has increased during the pandemic. The Food Bank and its nonprofit partners moved about 7.8 million pounds of food in the first nine months of the year. In Albuquerque, the city is served 500,000 meals to seniors since March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is making a last push to get people to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday. She tweeted a new video from the state health department showing family members eating dinner at their own homes while talking via a livestream. The governor says seeing family isn't worth the risk and that it's not too late to cancel plans. State health officials on Wednesday reported 1,873 additional confirmed cases, marking one of the lower daily counts seen in recent weeks. The state's latest public health order will expire Monday, but the governor is not expected to announce any changes until then.

FARMINGTON, N.M. - New Me xico state police say a man who was walking in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64 near Farmington has been struck and killed by an SUV. The accident that happened at about 7 p.m. Tuesday killed 48-year-old Freddie Chatto of Kirtland. Police say a Farmington resident was driving west on Highway 64 and did not see Chatto because he was wearing dark clothing and walking in an unlit area of the highway. The driver was not hurt. Police say they suspect Chatto may have been intoxicated.

Conservative Daily Snapshot

  • President Trump has officially pardoned Michael Flynn. The move was met with widespread condemnation by the left-leaning media despite the fact that even the DOJ did not wish to prosecute.

  • Sidney Powell has released her lawsuits in both Michigan and Georgia, alleging “massive fraud” through the use of Dominion voting machines and Smartmatic software.

  • A judge has ruled that no further certification can occur in Pennsylvania until a hearing can be held on November 27. The ruling comes on the same day that Rudy Giuliani and the president spoke at a live-streamed Republican event to hear evidence on voting irregularities.

  • Mara Gay, an MSNBC contributor, compared the pardoning of Michael Flynn to actions taken under Hitler. She said, referencing Martin Luther King, that “everything that was done in Nazi Germany was legal.”

  • ABC’s Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl removed his mask indoors when the cameras stopped rolling (or so he thought). Karl has previously criticized people for not wearing masks even when outdoors. Could his pearl-clutching merely be a political affectation?

  • The two lawsuits released by Sidney Powell have been all but ignored by the legacy media. Considering there are likely tens of millions of people on both sides of the divide who want to know what she is alleging, this seemingly concerted blanket ban raises a lot of questions.

  • In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing specific limits on churches and synagogues in hard-hit COVID areas. Chief Justice John Roberts voted along with the three liberal justices. Each of the dissenting justices wrote an opinion on their decisions. The Diocese of Brooklyn argued that houses of worship were singled-out by Governor Cuomo’s executive order.

  • Has Sidney Powell “released the Kraken” in the ongoing fight for the presidential election? Depending on the news sources you read, that may not be easy to determine. Unsurprisingly, it seems that news outlets’ political leanings influence its assessment of the two lawsuits. Does Powell have the silver bullet she claims or is it a distraction from other cases taking place around the country?

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