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In the face of Biden’s virus help, the GOP revives an Obama-era tactic.



In the face of Biden's virus help, the GOP revives an Obama-era tactic.


Republicans want to erode public support for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package by presenting it as too high, too bloated, and too much unsustainable public spending for a pandemic that’s nearly over.

Senate Republicans planned to vote against the relief bill in lockstep on Friday, taking the calculated political risk that once Americans hear all the information, they would see the large-scale expenditures for vaccine delivery, unemployment insurance, state funding, and other outlays as excessive. Reviving their 2009 critique of Barack Obama’s expensive recovery from the financial crisis, they expect their opponents to reap electoral gains, similar to how the previous campaign helped the House Republicans gain control.

It’s a tried and true strategy, but it comes at a difficult and unpredictable time for the nation. If more people are vaccinated, Americans are seeing glimmers of hope on the one-year anniversary of the deadly epidemic. New strains of the virus, combined with a still-shaky economy, could set off a new round of infections, lockdowns, and deaths. More than 500,000 Americans have died as a result of the war.

Biden’s solution to the pandemic has received widespread public support so far. According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 70 percent of Americans support the Democratic president’s handling of the virus response, including 44 percent of Republicans.

Biden and his Democratic allies caution that now is not the time to back down on aid; it is better to risk doing too much than doing too little. They claim that cutting back on the rescue costs risks stalling the recovery, as many believe happened in 2009.

During Friday’s session, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, said, “When the house is on fire, you don’t argue over how much of the fire to put out.”

She said, “You do whatever it takes before the crisis is over.” “And you do it as quickly as possible.”

The debate in Congress represents a deep schism in the world about how to control and eradicate the pandemic while also returning the country to normalcy. Nearly 10 million jobs have been lost, and 11 million households are on the verge of being evicted. Although Democratic leaders traditionally favor social distancing constraints and gradual reopenings of schools and workplaces, congressional Republicans have become more eager to get back to business as quickly as possible.

The United States is not alone in facing a challenging challenge that has significant implications for the scale and nature of assistance needed to avoid further economic disaster.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who is leading his minority party to vote “no,” said Biden’s 628-page bill is a Democratic “wish list” that doesn’t meet the needs of the moment because the pandemic is over and the economy is on the verge of a “roaring recovery.”

He said, “We are already on track to recover from the crisis.”

Republicans claim that Congress has already funded historic amounts to combat the pandemic, and that large-scale spending would overheat the economy, causing inflationary fears, though economists disagree. They have an opportunity with voters who are suspicious of Biden’s handling of the economy, according to polls.

Last spring, after the initial round of funding, the huge $3 trillion CARES, was approved, McConnell expressed similar optimism by putting new spending on hold. Around that time, then-President Donald Trump promised that by Easter Sunday, Americans would be back to normal.

However, with Texas’ announcement this week that it will work to eliminate face-mask standards, one of the main tactics public health officials claim helps stop the spread of the virus, old political divisions and fears have resurfaced. In May, Texas was one of the first states to reopen, easing restrictions at the start of the pandemic’s second wave, which lasted all summer.

Parts of Biden’s package are too high, according to Jason Furman, a former chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers who now teaches at Harvard. He thinks the $350 billion in aid to states and cities should be cut or have tighter waste controls. However, he claims that the greater economic risk is not doing enough.

Vaccines alone, he claims, are insufficient to ensure a stable economy. Households are struggling, and companies are dealing with shifting customer buying patterns. Individuals receiving the Biden kit will receive $1,400 in direct payments, which will be phased out for those making more than $80,000 a year.

By email, he said, “When you sum up the financial needs of households and the shortfalls facing governments, the American Rescue Plan overfills these.” “But no law is perfect, and as I previously said, if the downside is that families get a little more money in one year, that is a lot better than if Congress fails to act.”

Republicans are fighting back against Biden’s go-it-alone partisan policy, which relies on Democratic votes for passage.

The bill was pushed into an all-night reading by Senate Republicans on Thursday, delaying the start of debate.

They started proposing what would be hundreds of amendments on Friday, with the aim of changing the bill but also highlighting expensive costs and unpopular clauses. One of the Democrats’ own changes, to cut extra jobless compensation from $400 to $300 a week, was causing divisions within the party and more delays.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who pushed the bill’s reading into the early hours of Friday morning, used maps and props to help Americans comprehend the $1.9 trillion bundle.

Before launching into examples, he said, “The human mind can’t really contemplate what a trillion is.” A stack of $1 notes, he said, might stretch the distance halfway to the moon.

Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, a Republican, said he hopes to change public opinion by the end of the process.

He said, “We’re going to reveal every ugly detail of it.”

The White House is well aware of the difficulties that lie ahead. Biden’s team includes many veterans of the 2009 fights.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said at the time that they didn’t do enough to clarify the benefits to the American people in ways that “people would be talking about at their dinner tables.”


Firestarter Ending Explained



Firestarter Ending Explained

Firestarter 2022, a remake of the original movie based on Stephen King’s underrated novel has changed a lot of things.

The story revolves around a couple and her daughter Charlie (Protagonist). The couple gained their supernatural powers as college students who agreed to volunteer for a scientific test. They were unaware of the fact that a shady organization was planning to inject them with a serum named Lot Six.

The serum unlocked their inbuilt powers and allowed them to control them but with it takes a toll for their body or soul. Their daughter Charlie McGee played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong had some impeccable powers. She inherited both her parent’s powers plus she had some fearful power to produce fire and explosion by just using her mind.

Ever since she was a child, her parents have had to keep her safe from the organization as they were searching for them. They wanted to use her as a destructive weapon. As she was growing her powers were getting difficult to control. The new head of the organization captain Hollister sends a relentless assassin known as Rainbird to take captive of her.

Why Did She Come To The Organization?

After her dad was held captive by The Shop(Organization). She was tricked by Rainbird who had the powers of telepathy and manipulation by talking to her;  impersonating her dad to come and save her. She believed that and came to his rescue.

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Rainbird’s Heart Change

Rainbird was given the task to hold captive Charlie for The Shop to use her as a mass destructive weapon. Although he just wanted to live a quiet life and leave his previous life behind. But The Shop exerted pressure on him to take on the task.

But while he was fighting with her mother Vicky, she tells him, “When you see her, you’ll understand”, and during the first encounter with Charlie, she blasted him away in anger and sets her house on fire, and he went into a dilemma whether he should follow the orders or he should save them as from The Shop.

He didn’t want The Shop to use her as a weapon like him. While talking to the new head Captain Hollister he said “She will come for him, as she will come for us all” and he also explained that “She is my sister, my mother.” In the end, he accepts his fate and kneels in front of Charlie for her to pass on the judgment.

What Happened In The End?

Rainbird was kneeling in front of Charlie waiting for the judgment to be passed on him. But then Charlie looked at herself in the mirror with blood on her face and reminded herself that she is not being herself and spared rainbird.

Charlie went out of the facility and sits at the beach nearby. As Charlie was still young with fearful powers, she will need guidance to be on the right path;  despite being young she already knew that. So, when Rainbird offered her hand she held which means she has already forgiven him yet she will not forget what he did. She already realized that he was the only one who could understand her, guide her, and would fight to protect her.

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A Message From Brianna Ending Explained



A Message From Brianna Ending Explained

Leonard and Kathy, with their daughter of three, having developmental issues, decide to move to Leonard’s grandparents’ place, where he grew up. The story basically revolves around the creepy incidents that occurred after they settled into their new home.

Story development is rather slow as the story takes a vintage approach to horror, with the transfer and appearance of a supernatural creature who has a connection to the place. The story tries to enlighten the effects of rape on the victims in a horror movie-style way.

The movie Can Be Streamed On BET+

The response from the audience is rather low for now since the film is a low-budget horror; that might not appeal to some horror buffs. Nevertheless, the storyline, cast, and design seem unique for 2021. This film has a lot of potential, given the opportunity.

How To Stream The Movie?

The movie, ‘A message from Brianna’, can be streamed on BET+ from May 12, 2022. Bet+ is a newly developed streaming platform featuring a wide selection of movies, including ‘A message from Brianna’.

The above-mentioned movie isn’t available on Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, etc. So, the BET+ platform streams this show which requires a subscription of $9.99 per month, with commercial-free series or movies.

A Message from Brianna (2021) - IMDb


The movie stars Vernon Davis and Asia’s Epperson as the main characters, Leonard and Kathy respectively. Davis, a retired NFL (National Football League) Tight End, is now an executive producer and actor. Starting his own production company, ‘Reel 85 Production’, Davis is now focusing on developing the entertainment industry. Epperson is an actress known primarily for her role in GreenLeaf (2016), Straight Outta Compton (2015), and American Idol (2002).

Other cast members include Adaisha Strong as Crystal (the ghost), Kevin Benton as Bernard, Stan J. Adams as Pastor Hunt, and Liana Kristina Mayer-Reinach as Brianna.

The Ending

Coming to the end of the movie, the director and writer, DeShan Hardy, seems to embrace the idea of leaving the rest of the imagination to the audience themselves. The last scene showed how Leonard (Davis) had accepted the possession of his wife Kathy’s body; by the spirit of his childhood crush; Crystal, who was using the body of Brianna as a passageway to the real world.

They have a perfect life, the dream family now. then Leonard’s grandfather’s; who used to be the abuser of Crystal, before his wife killed Crystal when she was pregnant, look-alike person gives Crystal a smile which she returns back.

This raises the question, now that they’re both dead, is there any possibility that he might try to possess Davis’s body in order to get Crystal? Or will Crystal finally be able to take her revenge?

Without expanding our ideas further, it is better to let things be and accept that they are a happy family now. And, the ending cleared one thing for the audience: Crystal wasn’t the villain in the story, at least not the only one.

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Mayans M.C. Season 4 Episode 6: May 17 Release, Time And What To Know Before Watching?



Mayans M.C. Season 4 Episode 6: May 17 Release, Time And What To Know Before Watching?

A spin-off based on one of the characters from ‘Sons of Anarchy’, Mayans M.C. is a TV series falling under two of the most interesting genres, Crime, and Drama. The perfect combo.

Mayans M.C, standing for Mayans Motorcycle Club, sprouts from Sons of Anarchy, wherein the club used to be an enemy of the sons but turned into an ally later in the show.

The series particularly focuses on the struggles of Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes, a part of the Mayans M.C.

With cartel violence coming into play and ruining Ezekiel’s dream, his need for vengeance takes over and leads him to an unintended yet inescapable life.

What to Expect?

The 5th of Episode was a pleasant one that concluded with a bang. The viewers witnessed all of the characters take the next big step in their life throughout the show. From the creation of relationships to the emergence of new problems and challenges,  various advancements were made. While the arrival of Sons of Anarchy was something many expected, fresh tensions have now arisen amid the ongoing battle.

EZ is juggling multiple responsibilities. Alvarez considers him as the Mayans’ future, and EZ must display this by keeping peace among the Mayan clans. He has also discovered a new love interest in Sofia, while still trying to figure out why JayJay approached him about his jailbreak.

EZ tries to keep the peace, but it doesn’t work out well. As a result, Alvarez decides to eliminate cancer from the gang. We’re curious if it has something to do with the “kill switch clause” that EZ suggested in the prior episode. Finally, the investigation of Marlon’s death by the PIs is most likely a fresh addition to EZ’s problems, something he is currently unaware of. So, at least for EZ, there will most likely be multiple issues to deal with, therefore making the show all the more interesting and gripping.

Now, while Angel’s narrative is still a side story on the show, let’s talk about him. Adelita now has a baby, so there is progress. Angel is already having trouble coming to terms with ever being a father because he believes his child with Adelita is dead. We’re curious how he’ll respond to this news. Finally, Sons of Anarchy is combating Mayans who aren’t on the same wavelength as them. In the upcoming episodes, we’ll see how this war will bring them together.

Mayans M.C. Season 4: Who is Threat to the Gang? - WPage


Starring big names like J. D. Pardo as Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, Clayton Cardenas as Angel Reyes, Sarah Bolger as Emily Galindo, Michael Irby as Obispo “Bishop” Losa, Carla Baratta as Luisa “Adelita” Espina, Raoul Trujillo as Che “Taza” Romero, Richard Cabral as Johnny “El Coco” Cruz, Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo, Edward James Olmos as Felipe Reyes, and Emilio Rivera as Marcus Álvarez, the cast is a fabulous mix of chemistry and acting.

Where to Stream?

Episode 6 of the 4th season is set to premiere on the 17th of May, 2022 and all four seasons of Mayans M.C. are available for streaming on Disney + Hotstar.

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