The Morning Briefing: New York's New Governor Is Andrew Cuomo Without the Groping

The Morning Briefing: New York's New Governor Is Andrew Cuomo Without the Groping
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Happy Monday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. In the future, everyone will have their own lingerie calendar.

What a weekend. Lots of quality time with family, including crossing something off of my sports fan bucket list. My daughter and I joined my sister, brother-in-law, and nieces in Ann Arbor for the Ohio State/Michigan game in the Big House. Snow all game, drunk people, a Michigan victory…who could ask for more?


I should be clear: the snow during the game was fun. Oddly, we don’t get a lot of that at games in Tucson. However, I remain a warm-weather guy. Also, I do hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

As I returned to the news after a couple of days off, I had no idea what I would find. All I had paid attention to since Friday morning was sports. It was all “Fauci and Omicron, and Variants, oh my!”

Initially, I felt it was time to do another Fauci rant but decided to put that on the back burner for the moment.

Something that New York’s new governor did caught my eye instead. Kevin wrote about it for us:

Just in time for Christmas! New York’s governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency for the Empire State after the news that the Omicron variant appeared in South Africa, even though there are no cases of it reported in New York State.

FACT-O-RAMA! New York’s JFK airport is 7,969 air miles from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The first line of Hochul’s press release regarding her state-of-emergency declaration reads, “Governor Kathy Hochul today announced urgent action to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter.”

Maybe firing all those heroes filthy, unvaccinated healthcare workers two months ago wasn’t such a good idea. In fact, it was downright idiotic. It makes me wonder if she got her COVID acumen from reading Cuomo’s “COVID leadership” book. Or perhaps she just wants to beat Cuomo’s serial-killer toll of 15,000 dead New Yorkers.


Guv Kathy wants to delay elective surgeries to deal with the problem that isn’t a problem. FYI, one of the main reasons that hospitals have been so busy in recent months is that they’re filled with people who had to delay surgeries last year, not because of ZOMG DELTA, as the MSM would have you believe.

While it’s super cool that Hochul isn’t — as far as we know, anyway — sexually harassing her staff members as her predecessor did, it would appear that she shares Cuomo’s penchant for being an incompetent, power-grabbing psychotic tyrant.

Longtime readers of the Briefing know that I have always cautioned against being too eager to replace a loathsome Democrat in office because there is always one just as bad or worse lurking not far behind.

The great state of New York didn’t really trade up when it swapped out Handsy Andy for Hochul. Given the fact that she keeps declaring states of emergency for problems that either a) she created or, b) are nonexistent, the Empire State probably needs to brace itself to weather a toxic combination of power madness and horrible policies.

A few more months of Hochul and they may end up wishing that Chris Cuomo was governor.

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