Saturday, July 31, 2021

Free market economy? Where?

Sundance writes,
The free-market economy is a great soundbite, but it doesn’t exist. There are now corporately controlled segments of the economy that work hand-in-glove with Washington DC through money and lobbyists. This is why buying paint (or anything) from Walmart was ok during the pandemic and “essential -vs- nonessential” lockdown, but buying paint from the local mom and pop hardware store was not allowed.
Wall Street -vs- Main Street.
Governor Kristi Noem is at her political core Wall Street (Koch Brothers etc.). Meanwhile, President Trump is at his political core Main Street.
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When they cut off communications at the behest of the government, they are state actors subject to the First Amendment.

John Hinderaker writes,
a sense of urgency is mandatory. Our freedoms are slipping away, and we need to move aggressively to reclaim them.
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Truthful burglar

How it used to be

Don't get your hopes up!


Those mean Republicans!

Hint, hint!

Don't worry, Joe. The media will protect you!

No, Joe!

He ain't foolin' Rand!

Reagan holding his own with news anchors

I stopped by the Power Line blog to take a look at the Week in Pictures, and I saw this interview of President Reagan by the anchors of the four major t.v. networks. Reagan was 76 at the time. The anchors seemed respectful of him for the most part, despite asking some tough questions. Unlike what we are now seeing with Joe Biden, Reagan showed no signs of dementia.

"74% of those infected were previously vaccinated!"

Sundance reports,
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released their investigative findings of a recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. [Press Release Here] According to their study, 74% of those infected during the regional outbreak were previously vaccinated.
According to the study, 469 cases were tracked from the Provincetown, MA, outbreak July 3rd through 17th. Of the 469 COVID cases identified, the CDC is claiming 346 (74%) occurred in previously vaccinated people. Specimens from 133 of the patients showed 90% of those cases were the “Delta variant”.
Five people were hospitalized, no-one died during the outbreak.
(WaPo) […] the study found that vaccinated individuals carried as much virus in their noses as unvaccinated individuals, strongly suggesting that vaccinated people could spread the virus to each other.
The New Neo also covered this story here:

Friday, July 30, 2021


Despite ‘Delta’ Alarmism, US COVID Deaths Are at Lowest Level Since March 2020, Harvard and Stanford Professors Explain.

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Cubans fleeing communism turned away from America

Jay Greenberg reports,
Democrat Joe Biden's administration is deporting 27 Cuban asylum seekers, who fled to America to escape Cuba's far-left communist dictatorship, according to reports.
The news follows a Wednesday report from Neon Nettle that the Biden admin has so far released 50,000 non-Cuban migrants into the interior of the United States without giving them court dates for their "asylum" claims.
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Hold it near and dear

“She was in her zone, so happy, having a great day.” "Until that son-of-a-bitch shot her!"

The indefatigable Julie Kelly interviews Ashlie Babbit's mother here:

Thursday, July 29, 2021

8.2 earthquake in Alaska this morning

JJ Sefton reports,
Good morning, kids. Breaking early this morning is the news of a massive earthquake that struck off the coast of the Alaskan peninsula with a magnitude of 8.2. That is an insanely powerful quake. Considering the '94 Northridge Quake was 6.7, and the San Francisco quake in '89 was 6.9, if the epicenter of this one had been anywhere near a populated area, the destruction would have been catastrophic to say the least. Looks like we dodged a big bullet, but that said, the Pacific plate is in motion.

More grist for the hatred towards the anti-white working class

Ace of Spades writes,
Kind of hard to believe that these people really care about vaccinations.
The only thing they actually care about is finding new ways to harass/attack/bully Trump voters. If they really cared about vaccinations, they'd direct their messages specifically to the groups most hesitant to get vaccinated.
But they don't. Not a bit. This is just more grist for anti-white-working-class hatred and leftwing Virtue Signaling.
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That is the heading of Instapundit's link to a story about the Department of Justice's
warning shot against ‘unusual’ post-election ballot reviews.
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In the air, on the sea, and now in nukes, China is militarily challenging America like never before.

Stephen Green reports,
Cold War II is heating up as Communist China radically increases its nuclear first-strike capability, new satellite images reveal.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) revealed earlier this week new satellite imagery showing a massive new silo field that could soon be home to as many as 110 nuclear missiles.
Communist China is not an adherent to any nuclear weapons limitation treaties such as New START. And they will soon have an all-new ground-based missile force (in addition to their current forces) able to deliver, at the low end, around 875 warheads — nearly double our capability.
Meanwhile, China is also engaged in the largest naval expansion in peacetime history and is rapidly fielding fifth-generation stealth aircraft.
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Covid patients? Put them up in hotels!

Ashe Schow reports,
Police in South Texas were surprised to discover that illegal immigrants had been put up in hotels after being released from federal custody — and that these immigrants had possibly tested positive for COVID-19.
Fox News reported that the immigrants had been turned over to a Catholic charity after they were released from federal company, and the charity booked them hotel rooms. Local authorities, however, weren’t informed.
“The La Joya Police Department said a patrol officer was waved down Monday by someone concerned about a group that appeared to be sick at a Whataburger fast food restaurant. The officer found a family inside who were coughing and sneezing and not adhering to health guidelines, including the wearing of masks, authorities said during a news conference,” Fox reported. “A manager told the officer they wanted the people to leave the establishment because they were making everyone inside ‘uneasy.’ When the officer approached the migrants, they said they had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been apprehended by Border Patrol agents several days prior before being released. “
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Activating the immune system against the virus

"The fact that nanobodies can help with protein folding was previously not known and is extremely interesting for research and pharmaceutical applications," Read more here:

Woke politicking

Victor Davis Hanson writes,
The military, CIA and FBI have lost the confidence of the public — and not just because of their woke politicking. They are perceived as distracted and ignoring their primary missions of winning wars, catching terrorists before they strike, and offering superb intelligence about our enemies.
Americans are worn out from elite virtue-signaling and woke performance art from critical race theory capitalists, multimillionaire CEOs, revolving-door Pentagon brass, Malibu celebrities and credentialed elite.
How many times will disingenuous Dr. Anthony Fauci swear that he never sent federal money to the Wuhan virology lab for gain-of-function research, or blame his critics for pointing out his gyrating advice on masks, or offer yet another noble lie on herd immunity?
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Biden: "I used to drive an 18 wheeler, man!"

Rejected in peer review!

"If you are not vaccinated, you are not nearly as smart as I thought you were!"

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Bye, bye dictators! In Iran!

Speak softly and carry a big brush!

Robot shows Olympic athletes how to hit a three-pointer from mid-court!

Why the bias against natural immunity?

Backing rats into a corner

Turning D.C. into a war zone hellscape

Benny Johnson posts a series of videos of violence in Washington D.C. The people now crying about January 6 are silent about these acts of violence.

"The government is obfuscating! Fauci is being disingenuous!

"The vaccine, in the waning phase, is causing the virus to replicate more efficiently than it would otherwise!"

Stay in the backseat!

Usiacr reports,
Another 'Migrant' Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger
RALEIGH, NC - On July 19, sheriff's deputies arrested Muhammad Arslan Afzal, 30, after he reportedly sexually assaulted a young woman inside his vehicle, while driving for ridesharing giant, Uber.
According to investigators, the driver stopped his car on the shoulder of Interstate 540 near Knightdale early on May 9 and asked his passenger to move to the front seat to help him with his GPS.
*Both so-called “rideshare” services, Uber and Lyft, have a history of hiring illegal aliens, along with many “migrants” from countries whose cultures often treats women and children as nothing more than property. Not surprisingly, at least 395 women were sexually assaulted as a result of using both of the popular ridesharing services between 2013 and 2018, according to the watchdog website “Who’s Driving You?”
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The Delta virus. Show us the data!

Joel Achenbach, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Ben Guarino and Carolyn Y. Johnson write,
New recommendations from federal health officials this week on when vaccinated Americans should don face masks came with a startling bolt of news: People who have had their shots and become infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus can harbor large amounts of virus just like unvaccinated people. That means they could become spreaders of the disease and should return to wearing masks indoors in certain situations, including when vulnerable people are present.
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not publish the new research. In the text of the updated masking guidance, the agency merely cited "CDC COVID-19 Response Team, unpublished data, 2021."
Some outside scientists have their own message: Show us the data.
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Enough is way more than enough!

Jeffrey Tucker writes,
What ultimately may be our saving grace here are the furious parents who have just been told that they must once again strap a cloth on the kids’ faces this fall. These poor kids have been messed with enough as it is. Maybe this will be the last straw, the final discrediting of the CDC, and the moment at which the American people will demand that enough is way more than enough.
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Simone Biles withdraws from Olympic competition

One of the top stories on the internet today concerns the decision of Simone Biles to withdraw from the Olympics. Jeff Charles writes,
Simone Biles on Tuesday withdrew from the Olympic women’s gymnastics competition due to concerns about her mental health. Now, the most decorated female gymnast is receiving an outpouring of criticism and vitriol from people who couldn’t do so much as a cartwheel if their lives depended on it.
This would be a different story if Biles just stormed off because things weren’t going her way. The criticism would be warranted if she were throwing a temper tantrum over a trivial matter. But faulting her for taking care of her mental health isn’t exactly a good look. Instead of being so quick to judge others, it would be better to think critically about the situation and consider all the facts before formulating our views. After all, is that not how we would want to be treated?
The gymnast also described her experience dealing with the fallout of the revelations that former team doctor Larry Nassar had sexually abused multiple female gymnasts. Biles was one of his victims and is now undergoing therapy to cope with the mental and emotional effects of the abuse. Only two weeks ago, she participated in an interview to discuss the ordeal. During the press briefing, she noted that “therapy has helped a lot” and that it’s “been going really well.”
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Double standard? You bet!

Father and son

No extended eye contact with anyone not at your table!

via Oregon Muse

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Swinging it!

Sanctimonious lecturers, a rigged show trial

They see them as enemies to be smeared and silenced

The New Neo writes,
The “journalists” of today are in the business of propaganda in service of a cause. That cause is leftism. Those remaining journalists or pundits who are not in service of that cause, and especially ones who actively oppose it, are not considered part of the team and are fair game for any attack. Most members of the MSM don’t see Tucker Carlson or any other media figure on the right as colleagues. They see them as enemies to be smeared and silenced.
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Catching them in the act

From the satirical Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced that it has uncovered a group planning to hatch terror plots all across the country. In a shocking twist, the organization is headquartered right in Washington, D.C., at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building.
The group was uncovered after FBI agents began tracing most of the terror plots in this country back to one giant organization. "This is bigger than any of us realize," said the founder of the FBI, Bob FBI. "It's all connected. Pretty much every terror plot of the last few decades was being encouraged in secret by this one giant, shadowy organization. But rest assured, we're going to make sure these guys pay for what they've done to our country. No one hatches terror plots under our watch."
"They were right under our noses this whole time," said one FBI agent as he prepared to raid the FBI building, where hundreds of FBI agents were working on terror plots to be enacted all across the country and around the world. "We're gonna take these guys down."
The agent then rushed the building. "Freeze!" he shouted. "Oh, hey Steve!" he added, greeting the receptionist. "We still on for golf tomorrow?"
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Michael Walsh writes,
What a difference a new century makes. Leading up to the events of 9/11, there was probably no federal agency with a higher public stature than the FBI: a predominantly Irish-Catholic agency of armed lawyers recruited from Fordham and St. John’s (as opposed to the Ivy League-heavy, Protestant CIA). But today, after two decades of failure, embarrassment, mendacity, favoritism, political partisanship, incompetent leadership and exasperating sanctimony about a “higher loyalty,” the Bureau’s moral reputation lies in tatters.
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When does investigation become entrapment?

If, at the end of the day, it becomes clear that this was obvious entrapment, will there be accountability?

Please show proof of being unvaccinated!

Ben Cost reports,
A California restaurant notorious for disregarding COVID protocols is “doubling down” on COVIDIOCY — by requiring patrons to prove that they haven’t been vaccinated.
“From day one, never complied, banned masks, and now … requiring proof of being Un-vaccinated!” read a recent Instagram post by Basilico’s Pasta E Vino in Huntington Beach.
“We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity,” the now-viral notice adds
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"Governments and media have never before reacted in this manner, even for flus, diseases, plagues, and pandemics that were more lethal than COVID-19."

Eric Utter writes,
if they can succeed in wresting our health decisions away from us, if they can take away our choice, if they can force us to submit to allowing an unvetted foreign substance into our persons to act in a way that cannot be now known on the very genes of which we are composed, they will know there is nothing they can't do to us.
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Can you see the strategic move now?

Sundance writes,
Earlier today New York City Mayor De Blasio announced mandated vaccinations for all 340,000 city employees.
Hours later Joe Biden announced mandatory vaccinations for all 115,000 front-line employees of The Veterans Affairs department.
Immediately thereafter, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced all state employees and healthcare providers will be forced to vaccinate. None of these events are disconnected.
Keep in mind just a few days ago the Federal CDC announced all U.S. healthcare providers must switch to new rapid response tests for COVID-19. The reasoning? The current PCR test does not differentiate between COVID and the flu. The new tests will distinguish between the flu virus and the COVID virus.
The new CDC approved rapid response test will cull the flu cases from false positives; that approach will automatically drop the number of new COVID cases identified. The Biden regime will then say the drop in new COVID cases is because of the forced vaccinations in major populations (VA, NYC and CA). As a result, everyone must get vaccinated because the added vaccinations are lowering the COVID cases, and the statistics will prove it.
This false assertion, driven by organized manipulation of events, will then increase pressure on the remaining public to get vaccinated.
If we thought the pressure to vaccinate is bad now, we haven’t seen anything yet. It is going to get ugly, with threats of federal reimbursement dollars (medicare, medicaid, food and housing) withheld from states as leverage against Red State governors who do not mandate vaccinations. Vaccination passports are a guarantee in this approach; possibly even federally mandated in order to “safely vote” in the 2022 mid-term election; and the unvaccinated fear will guarantee mail-in ballots again.
Services will be determined by vaccination status, and as we have seen in the election reform and voting integrity debate – corporate America will line-up to support mandatory vaccinations for retail entry or use of their products (shopping, restaurants, etc.).
On a federal level – just like the VA beta-test rolled out today, a vaccination status will be weaponized by federal regulatory agencies like OSHA, Dept of Labor, USDA, HHS, HUD, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Education, etc.
All of this will be politically pressurized for a Vaxxed -vs- Non Vaxxed mid term election in 2022.
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The intolerant left stops a press conference


Monday, July 26, 2021

Speak really, really loud, but carry a twig!

Concerned about Covid?

Sundance reports,
One million illegal aliens walk into the country while Joe Biden claims to be concerned about the spread of COVID-19?
The head for the Rio Grand Valle(RGV) sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, Brian Hastings, sent an alarming tweet message earlier today. According to Hastings: “It’s the hottest part of the summer and apprehensions are skyrocketing! USBP Apprehensions surpassed the 1-million milestone in June. NOW- this week alone – #RGV has apprehended more than 20K illegally present migrants.”
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Governor Cuomo articulates the mission

The government has begun to use the tools that were developed to fight a credible foreign threat now to fight against the political opponents of Democrats.

Matthew Braun writes,
...Now, 20 years later, with Osama bin Laden dead and the United States leaving Afghanistan, do we think those GS-15 positions, or those Joint Terrorism Task Forces, or the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, are going to go away? No. They need work to justify those budgets, and America needs a new enemy.
The difference is that the government has begun to use the tools that were developed to fight a credible foreign threat now to fight against the political opponents of Democrats.

"We're all in this together."

J.J. Sefton writes,
Fauci is a joke. Worse than a joke insofar as his megalomania, hubris and complete incompetence in a crucial position where he has spent nearly half a century and probably destroyed and/or ended the lives of thousands of people. But, he's from the government and he's here to help. And the government - especially in its current iteration - is to be obeyed, no matter if they tell you one day that masks are useless but the next day that you must wear two or three, or that vaccines will set you free, despite the fact that these vaccines are proving to be lethal and you must have them, but even if you get the jab you'll still have to wear a mask, and the new delta variant means lockdowns today, tomorrow and forever. Remember, "15 days to flatten the curve," and "we're all in this together." If you mean an Orwellian nightmare where good is evil, up is down, a peaceful protest is "the greatest threat to our sacred democracy (spit!) since the Civil War, and that white people are genetically pre-disposed to be evil, racist monsters, then yes we are indeed "all in this together."
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The role of the FBI

An unusual thing to say

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Hopefully, it's one of the happy ones

No worries!

Got it!

This will make your blood boil!

"The cartels are making a killing!"

"The American elite have dismantled this country and sold it o

China is the centerpiece of the globalist idea.

"So here we are with a near one-party system of a weaponized fused media, popular culture and the administrative state"

Victor Davis Hanson asks,
So what happened to turn the party of Harry Truman, JFK and even Bill Clinton into a woke neo-Maoist movement?
Globalization created a new multibillion-dollar consumer market for American media, universities, law firms, insurance groups, investment houses, sports leagues and entertainment outlets, not to mention the internet and social media.
In contrast, work with hands was passé, the supposed stuff of deplorables and clingers — and so better outsourced and offshored.
Traditional Democrats were seen increasingly as namby-pamby naifs who rotated power with establishment Republicans. Now with money and institutions in its hip pocket, and cool popular culture on its side, the left would not just damn American institutions but infect them — alter their DNA and reengineer them into revolutionary agencies.
So here we are with a near one-party system of a weaponized fused media, popular culture and the administrative state — confident that all Americans will soon agree to love Big Sibling.
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Freedom marches in Australia, England, France and Italy

Sundance reports,
All around the world people who will never give up their freedom are taking to the streets to demand liberty, sometimes resulting in violent clashes with law enforcement. The free people of the world are uniting in common purpose.
In Australia, the government has reintroduced forced lockdowns, the patriots are taking to the streets and successfully breaking through police barricades. In France and Italy, the citizens are pushing back against the government announcing forced vaccinations; the government of both nations are now openly attacking the French and Italian people. In London, England, hundreds of thousands join together to stand in opposition to the removal of freedom.
Go here to watch videos of the freedom marches:

"Dr. Fauci, as you are aware, it is a crime to lie to Congress?"

"How do you pause something that doesn't exist?"

Gain of Function research is going on in North Carolina and Texas, as well as in Wujan, China!

American fascism

We're seeing the creation of a shadow state, whereby corporations impose censorship that the government itself can't do, because our Constitution forbids it! Covid is the pretext for the regime of coercion, but it is happening on several other issues, too: climate change, gender identity, and on election fraud. It is fascism! The fascist strain in American progressivism is now showing its ugly, dictatorial face!

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Antifa/F.B.I. coalition

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Did you know this?

Via Weird Dave

Do we need minimum wage, or sound monetary policy?

via Weird Dave

"Unchecked progressive policies and out-of-control taxation

Should Congress require women to register for the draft?

"No do-overs!"

Usher in grief with warmth! What is most important to those who are closer to death? Comfort. Feeling unburdened, and unburdening to those they love. Existential peace. A sense of wonderment, spirituality.
Make space to allow life to play itself all the way out. You can always find a shock of beauty or meaning in what life you have left. If we love such moments ferociously, then maybe we can learn to live well; not in spite of death, but because of it. Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination.

Are Democrats losing the middle class?

"It's only going to get worse!"

His son is a busy guy!

via Oregon Muse

What is it today where you live?

Do to others what you want them to do to you.

Via Oregon Muse in the Ace of Spades blog, where you can read more about the Golden Rule today.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

CRT: Everything is based on racism

Ann Coulter tells us that Critical Race Theory is
Everything is based on racism.
CRT advocates talk in hushed tones about where the “theory” was “invented,” like they’re describing the apple falling on Newton’s head. In fact, CRT grew out of black student protests in the 1970s, forcing universities to hire more black professors. That’s literally how the father of critical race theory, Derrick Bell, got his job. Black students protested the lack of black professors, so Bell was given a professorship at Harvard Law School.
The idea that our country is steeped in white supremacy is laughable. Most of what built this country had nothing to do with race — conquering the West, the invention of electricity, the telephone, the automobile, airplanes and steamboats, bringing drinking water to Manhattan, smashing the Nazi war machine and on and on and on.
Yes, slavery was an abomination, the worst thing that ever happened within the borders of the United States. But there are whole vast areas of the American economy that didn’t have anything to do with slavery.
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A call for Biden to release the results of his cognitive tests

Glenn Beaton writes about Biden's
Biden’s recent physical and mental stumbles. He has repeatedly referred to his vice president as “President.” He referred to his Secretary of Defense as “senator” and later that same week forgot his name entirely. He hemmed and hawed and finally was reduced to calling him, “the guy who runs the outfit over there.” He gestured as if in the direction of the Pentagon while actually gesturing in a different direction.
He said 120 million Americans have died of COVID. The actual number at that time was 120 thousand. He told the story of President Franklin Roosevelt going on TV to talk about the stock market crash. Except Roosevelt wasn’t president when the market crashed and TV hadn’t been invented.
Biden’s speech is slurred, rambling, omni-directional and often nonsensical. His handlers shield him from even the fawning and protective press. For his rare press conferences, they supply him cheat sheets and a list of friendly reporters to call on. Biden himself admits that he gets in unspecified “trouble” with unnamed persons if he answers impromptu questions.
For Biden’s struggles, he deserves our sympathy.
But not our presidency. The president is the most powerful person in the world, and the presidency is the most important job in the world. It’s not a gift for demented and senile elderly people because we feel sorry for them.
Is Biden indeed demented or senile? That’s a medical question. Any physician examining a person of Biden’s age and symptoms would seek the answer to that question in order to provide medical care and treatment. Specifically, the physicians would administer cognitive tests to their patient, just as they did with Trump when his mental fitness was questioned. (Recall that Trump aced those tests.)
It’s inconceivable that Biden’s physicians have not administered cognitive tests to Biden. It is inconceivable that in treating the president of the United States they would commit obvious medical malpractice.
Why won’t whomever or whatever is running the Biden administration release those tests? And why won’t the media — whose job is to uncover and report newsworthy facts — insist on it? Is dementia or senility OK in a president if he’s a Democrat? Are the Democrats and their media allies that scared of the person Biden calls “President Kamala Harris”?
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Does America have a grand strategy?

Robert Wilkie writes,
How can America cope with a rampant China or Iran’s theocratic fanatics when her own leaders do not believe that the country is worth defending, even rhetorically? If they will not stand for a nation grounded in the universal principles of human dignity and individual freedom and a record as the one nation in history to offer a helping hand to all the peoples of the world including our enemies, where will they stand?
China represents a more ominous threat than the Soviet Union did. If we are to adjust to this reality, we must pivot now. Strengthening nations such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines with thousand-year memories of Chinese aggression and imperialism would weaken Beijing while strengthening America’s hand.
...Arab states—via the Abraham Accords facilitated by the Trump White House—buried age-old animosities toward Israel to stand together against the mullahs in Tehran. Throwing away years of progress, the Biden White House has signaled it will return to the Obama-era policy of appeasing Iran and its proxies.
...International relations are always riven with uncertainty. But we need not consign ourselves to a fate of lurching reflexively from crisis to crisis, with no lodestar to guide our responses. If we want to confront the immediate and long-term challenges of emboldening adversaries, we need leaders who will embrace the necessity of creating a grand strategy rooted in the firm conviction that America is the indispensable leader and defender of the free world.
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"Please, we beg you, get help!"

From the Babylon Bee:
CINCINNATI, OH—As part of a campaign to raise awareness and improve public knowledge on treatment options, CNN aired an hour-long public service announcement on the warning signs of dementia Wednesday night.
The PSA, which ran over an hour, showed tragic footage of an old man ranting and making nonsensical, confusing statements.
CNN says they hope the footage will encourage family members of the elderly to get them tested for the early warning signs of dementia. The cable news channel displayed a phone number for a hotline people can call if they believe someone they know might be suffering from symptoms of the condition.
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"It’s time to wake up and look at the road ahead."

Marilyn Singleton writes,
what we are witnessing has an uncanny similarity to the warning of former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov.2 Foreshadowing President Obama’s dream to “fundamentally transform” America, Bezmenov describes the stages that occur over decades to accomplish “ideological subversion” of a population: (1) Demoralization through academic and media manipulation, when facts no longer matter; (2) Destabilization especially of the country’s economy, forcing government to become more intrusive in our lives through doling out financial benefits; (3) Crises that allow the government to circumvent the Constitution and alter the checks and balances of government, and possibly to impose martial law; (4) Normalization in which the populace finally acquiesces and begins to assimilate communism.
The Social Justice Warriors and their media allies are working furiously to transform our thinking about people with whom we have harmoniously lived, worked, and played for years. The term “white supremacist” formerly conjured up images of the hood-wearing, cross-burning Ku Klux Klansmen. Now the term applies to anyone with whom the Wokerati disagree, including those black and brown people who behaved badly by professing conservative values, i.e., “multiracial whiteness.” Further dividing us, the party line dictates that we condemn all white people for their “whiteness.” This includes attributes such as rugged individualism, family structure, emphasis on the scientific methods, Protestant work ethic, planning for the future, and speaking proper English.4 How interesting. These are all qualities my black parents had instilled in me.
Even mathematics is racist. For example, teachers asking students to show their work when solving math problems is a sign of white supremacy. According to class materials, this requirement reinforces “worship of the written word as well as paternalism” and wrong answers “perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”5 Take heed. If even a small group of people can be convinced that math is racist, they can be convinced of anything.
Soon it became clear that lockdowns and isolation had caused more harm than good to the population and would likely lead to an increase in non-COVID-related deaths. A mere 2 months into the “2 weeks to flatten the curve” lockdown, liquor sales were up 55 percent.22 Anti-anxiety prescriptions were up 34 percent.23 Verifiable domestic violence doubled in 6 months.24 Some 80,000 diagnoses of five common cancers might have been missed or delayed by June 2020 because of disruptions to medical care.25 Moreover, despite increases in telemedicine, evaluations of cardiovascular risk factors have dropped by 50 percent.26
...Somehow President Biden is allowed to forgive Communist China for its atrocities (including rape and torture) against the Uighurs as mere different “cultural norms.”44 We cannot, however, understand or forgive the different cultural norms existing during the early times of American and European slavery.
Under the guise of seeking the truth on social media, Facebook’s and Twitter’s unidentified fact checkers brand opinions they do not like as misinformation, many times without explanation. YouTube scandalously deleted portions of videos of official U.S. Senate hearings discussing successful early treatment of COVID-19 from Senator Ron Johnson’s channel.48 And to add insult to injury, Facebook and Twitter offered the Biden White House assistance in removing what the tech overlords consider COVID-19 misinformation.49
Adding to the mental chaos, the experts told us life will come back to normal once we have vaccines. We have vaccines, but now are told that even if you are vaccinated, you should still wear a mask because it is not really a vaccine that keeps you from getting infected. Fear and anxiety make us easier to control.
According to the new Left’s ethnic worldview, all white people and certain black and brown people are white supremacists at heart. It is within the realm of possibility that soon anyone with a divergent opinion can somehow be shoe-horned into that toxic category.
We cannot allow COVID-19’s legacy to be the dawn of total government control not only over our health but our daily activities. We are kept guessing and off guard and in a state of chronic fear for our future health and our livelihoods. We have been reduced to pleading for permission to exercise our civil rights. We do not want to fall into the trap of becoming a purposefully balkanized society that pits black neighbor against white neighbor, the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, the masked against the unmasked, the compliant against the critical thinkers, and where “social distancing” becomes a habit.
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Biden's befuddlement

The new neo writes,
I could put up a post every day about some new evidence of Biden’s befuddlement. But why bother? His state has been obvious since way before the 2020 election, and it’s even more evident now. ...As I’ve said before, I think Biden has been losing it for some time, but I also think he was always vacant, unintelligent, self-serving, and mendacious.
I find it astounding that half of the nation either doesn’t seem to know or doesn’t seem to care much if at all. I understand that they are being led to this by the intensely hypocritical MSM and Democratic Party, but it still leaves me gobsmacked. But if they really have come to believe (as they’ve been told) that Republicans and Trump are tyrannically demonic, they would probably find the present state of affairs more acceptable.
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Candace Owens on "emotional learning"

Reporting on Biden's town hall

The Daily Mail has the best coverage that I have seen so far of Biden's Cincinnati town Hall. Read it here:

Simone Biles getting ready for Olympics

Should we have an open debate over vaccines, or should we just shut up and go along?

Daniel Greenfield writes,
Americans not only survived a vigorous public debate over the polio vaccine, but managed to stop polio because the debate over the vaccine between advocates and opponents, and between scientists, played out in public creating a sense of transparency and trust.
Democrat revisionists act as if public health, elections, or any important enterprise can only succeed if dissenting voices are suppressed. But public trust comes from debate, not from a lack of it. Americans trusted the polio vaccine more than they trust the coronavirus vaccines because they were part of a public debate, instead of being told to shut up and just go along.
The polio debate still continues today generations later. The switch from a live to an inactive vaccine happened less than a generation ago. Historians still argue over whether the vaccine outbreak was the fault of private industry or government oversight. And that’s a good thing.
Vaccines are an important and powerful tool. Like any other scientific program, they can go disastrously wrong. The best way to maintain public trust in vaccines or in any other program is through transparency, telling the truth and conducting an open and public debate.
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"And the question is..."

CNN and Biden

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ever heard of quokkas?

via Ace of Spades

Let me know when you understand what he is saying!

Not only is Ron DeSantis terrific, but so is his wife!

Shoplifters fill up their bags and walk out!

Keeping their spirits up by singing the national anthem and chanting U.S.A., U.S.A.!

Julie Kelly supplies us with audio of January 6 capiol protest prisoners singing the national anthem, as they do every night at 9 p.m.
Dozens of Americans held in a Washington D.C. jail have been incarcerated for months awaiting trials that aren’t scheduled to begin until next year. Joe Biden’s Justice Department has repeatedly sought pre-trial detention for Americans who, on January 6, protested Biden’s election.
Defense lawyers complain about lack of access to their clients and access to video evidence captured by the U.S Capitol’s extensive security system, now under protective seal in January 6 cases.
Every night at 9 p.m., according to a relative of one of the detainees, they sing the national anthem. This is a way to keep spirits up among men who have been in jail for months and may not have their day in court until sometime next year.
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Is there something pernicious about male competence?

Equality of outcome is absurd! Equality of opportunity is essential! If we minimize the cultural differences between men and women, we maximize the biological differences! Men are more interested in things, while women are more interested in people. Failing to encourage young men to be strong does them no good, and it doesn't do the young women any good either! All three of these Scandinavian panel members have trouble understanding Jordan. I'm glad he gets an opportunity to clarify his beliefs to them. Jordan prefers individual identity, rather than tribal identity! People are stronger than their misfortunes! Learn to negotiate! Tell your spouse the truth!

"If we had to make a bad drug legal, the worst choice was alcohol!"

"We are our own worst enemies!"

It's a very Clintonesque "It depends on what the definition of 'gain-of-function' is."

Ace reports that Fauci is
setting up a state-of-mind defense to a perjury charge: "Well in my mind I wasn't lying, so there was no intent."
Rand Paul: I'm Referring Fauci For Criminal Charges, and Here's the Proof He Lied to Congress
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In America

via Oregon Muse

Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Jackie Salo reports on Bezos and crew as they spent four minutes in space today. Bezos was struck by what he called the fragility of the earth as viewed from space. Read more here:

Who is lying?

Tyler Olson reports that Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci traded accusations today. Read more here:

Monday, July 19, 2021

"America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive and frightening place by 2021."

Victor Davis Hanson writes,
Arrivals now cross a border that had been virtually closed to illegal immigration by January 2021. In the cynical and immoral logic of illegal immigration (that cares little for the concerns either of would-be legal immigrants or U.S. citizens), arrivals will be dependent upon the state and thus become constituents of progressives who engineered their arrival.
Yet the issue is not illegal immigration per se. If protests were to continue in Cuba, and 1 million Cubans boated to Miami, the Biden Administration would stop the influx, in terror that so many anti-Communists might tip Florida red forever.
How strange that the U.S. government is considering going door-to-door to bully the unvaccinated, even as it ignores the daily influx of thousands from Mexico and Latin America, without worrying whether they are carrying or vaccinated for COVID-19. Meanwhile, the progressive media shrilly warns that the new Delta Variant of the virus is exploding south of the border. Note how the administration applies standards to its own citizens that it does not apply to foreign nationals illegally entering the country.
That the Biden Administration has now joined with Silicon Valley to hunt down on social media any dissenters from this month’s official policy on vaccinations and mask-wearing was not so shocking as to be expected from a media that banned coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop. In Cuban-fashion, millions of judge-jury-executioner online snitches, with government encouragement, will help root out incorrect thoughts at light speed.
After opening the U.S. southern border to pseudo-political refugees, the Biden Administration is terrified that thousands of real ones might come to Miami in the fashion it invited millions to storm into Texas. The Biden Administration, and the Left in general, finally revealed what many of us have known: it had no real ideological view on illegal immigration. Its immigration policy was entirely utilitarian and hinged only on whether illegal immigration altered the demography of the electorate in the correct way.
America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive, and frightening place by July 2021. It went not so much hard-Left, as stark-raving mad.
That abrupt descent, too, is not workable and millions will collectively decide they have no choice but to push back and conclude, “In the 233rd year of our republic, we tens of millions are not going to cede freedom of thought and expression to thousands of Maoists. Sorry, no can do.”
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Bezos blasts off Tuesday morning, July 20

Tomorrow Jeff Bezos will blast into space, along with his brother, an 82-year-old woman named Wally Funk, and an 18-year-old young man from the Netherlands.

Look in the mirror!

via Oregon Muse


This photo shows Kamala Harris welcoming the Democrats who fled Texas to avoid voting to strengthen voting laws there. Five of the Texans who met with Harris have tested positive for Covid 19, despite all having been vaccinated. Harris clearly was exposed to the virus in this small room. Nevertheless, she has been maskless since the meeting.

"He'll go one way if he has to; or the other way if he has to!"

Sunday, July 18, 2021

How to help get the internet turned on in Cuba

The U.S. government can utilize high-altitude balloons to provide internet access to Cubans, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner says. “The advantage of a high-altitude balloon: a proven tech that would not require new infrastructure in Cuba,” Brendan Carr wrote on Twitter on July 17.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, called on President Joe Biden to restore an internet connection to the island after the ruling regime moved to shut it off. “I write to urge you to assist in providing Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after decades of suffering under the yoke of a cruel dictatorship,” DeSantis said in a letter this week to Biden, a Democrat.
Carr said the United States should follow a two-track strategy, with a focus on introducing new internet connections through the balloons and other proven technology, while also trying to bolster support for tech such as Psiphon, “which can help Cubans use the island’s existing networks by circumventing blocking.” Psiphon said on July 16 that it helped nearly 1.4 million Cubans access the internet through its free circumvention tool on July 15 alone.
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"If you want to create a secret police force, the U.S. Capitol police would be a good choice!'

If you want to create a secret police force, the U.S. Capitol Police would be a good choice, since they’re already halfway there. The agency has scant oversight. It’s shrouded in secrecy and refuses to change.
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is part of the legislative branch, which is exempt from FOIA requirements. Because they report to Congress, the USCP believes they too are exempt from FOIA. I should point out by way of comparison that even the CIA is subject to FOIA. Additionally, the USCP publishes no annual reports, and even the findings of its own inspector general are kept secret and not made public.
Congress is now seeking to nationalize the USCP by creating “field offices” in different states. Two field offices are planned for now, but more are coming. “The new USCP field offices will be in the Tampa and San Francisco areas. At this time, Florida and California are where the majority of our potential threats are,” the agency announced in an email last week.
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How big tech has become a rising threat to the democratic process

Jonathan Turley writes,
From supporting the largest censorship programs in history to privately mandated vaccine “passports,” liberals are looking to companies like Apple or American Airlines to carry out social programs free from constitutional and political limits imposed on the government.
So some, like CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, have called for coercive measures making it “hard for people to remain unvaccinated.” That coercion would come from private companies which would deny people access to travel, restaurants, movies, schools and other aspects of modern life. Thus, as with Psaki’s statement, the Biden White House is signaling private companies to implement such a national passport system.
If successful, corporations will manage a system of barriers and penalties to isolate the vaccine-hesitant into smaller and smaller spaces of existence. Citizens would find it increasingly difficult to be able to travel or dine out unless they meet the demands of corporate policies.
The government cannot implement a censorship system under the Constitution — but it can outsource censorship functions to private companies like Facebook and Twitter. Just this week, the White House admitted it has been flagging “misinformation” for Facebook to censor. At the same time, Democrats like Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have demanded that Big Tech companies commit to even more “robust content modification” — an Orwellian term for censorship. Liberal writers and media figures have called for corporate censorship despite the danger of an effective state media run through private corporations. Even Columbia Journalism Dean and New Yorker writer Steve Coll has denounced the First Amendment right to freedom of speech being “weaponized” to protect disinformation.
The common refrain from the left is that corporate censorship is not a limit on free speech because the First Amendment only addresses government limits on speech. That not only maximizes the power of corporations but minimizes the definition of free speech. Free speech is not exclusively contained in the First Amendment. It includes the full range of speech in society in both private and public forums. Yet, liberals — who once opposed the recognition of corporate free speech rights in cases like Citizen’s United — are now great advocates for corporate speech rights, in order to justify the censorship of opposing views.
Social media companies are not just any businesses, however. They were created as neutral platforms for communication between people when they were given special immunity from lawsuits. Yet these corporations now control an enormous amount of public discourse and have become a rising threat to the democratic process, expanding their authority to frame the debate on issues ranging from climate change to gender identity, from election fraud to public health. You must espouse the “truth” as established by these companies on certain questions or risk being banned as “misinformation spreaders.” Indeed, Psaki this week insisted that once people are banned by one company, they should be banned from all social media companies.
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Migrants carrying the Covid disease are free to enter the country!

Clarice Feldman writes,
We are living in a weird world of constant deception and bizarre government policies. Sometimes the liars are easily exposed, usually the policies are facially absurd, and this week there are 11 such examples.
1. Claiming that the U.S. is responsible for Cuba’s failed state
2. Claiming that BLM cares about Blacks and police oppression of them
3. Higher Education is Always a Fit Subject for Ridicule
4. Georgia Peach
5. Minority Party Rights
6. Global Warming and the Great Plastic Scare
7. What Causes COVID Spikes and What Doesn’t?
8. Elections and Prosecutorial Halts
9. Big Tech and White House Message Coordination (i.e., Censorship)
10. The Lies About January 6 Slowly Are Exposed
11. Biden’s Open Border
Go here to read the details of the eleven examples:

Biden to Facebook: "If you are not censoring, you are killing people!"

Michael Goodwin writes,
The Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s laptop last October was blocked by Big Tech for two crucial weeks while voting in the presidential election was underway.
Later, a poll found most voters were not aware of the stories and some 8 percent said they would have voted differently had they known the facts.
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Harris goes for "routine" doctor appointment today

Kamala Harris is getting a 'routine' check up at Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday, a report revealed, just five days after she met with two Texas Democratic lawmakers who tested positive for coronavirus.
The visit also comes the day after he office released a statement claiming the vice president would not be getting tested for COVID-19, despite the potential contact with the virus, and would not be quarantining.
On Tuesday, Harris met with a group of lawmakers who fled Texas on Monday to block Republicans from passing two voting rights bills in a special session. One of those lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Subsequently on Saturday, two more lawmakers tested positive. The doctor's appointment comes the afternoon after Harris tweeted: 'The Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated.'
Monday evening, 58 Democratic lawmakers packed into two private jets, chartered at a whopping $100,000, to flee from Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to sabotage Republican's two voting rights bills.
As of Saturday, three of the runaways tested positive for coronavirus – four days after meeting with Harris.
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More deaths from the vaccines than from Covid last week?

Jim Hoft reports,
The VAERS website released its weekly numbers on Friday. There are now 11,140 reported deaths from the COVID vaccine in the United States. This is up from 9,125 reported deaths from the COVID-19 vaccinations total from last week.
The VAERS database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with US-licensed vaccines. The CDC government website links to VAERS platform.
There have been over 400,000 adverse reactions reported to the COVID vaccine. Last Week: there were 1,918 total COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Last Week: There were 2,092 deaths from the COVID Vaccines — According to the CDC-linked VAERS website. That means there were 174 more Covid vaccine deaths in the United States last week than Covid deaths in the United States last week. Why is this not making headlines?
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Support their opponents!

Sundance posts this picture of the ten Republicans who supported Nancy Pelosi's January 6 Commission. It is our job to support their opponents in the 2022 elections.

Is freedom merely an anti-government slogan?

J.B. Shurk writes,
Two months ago, the U.S. State Department draped embassies around the world with Black Lives Matter flags, and today BLM has pledged its allegiance to the communist Cuban regime while blaming the U.S. for Cuba's island prison of poverty, violence, and repression. There has never been any doubt that BLM is a Marxist organization intent on destroying American freedoms, yet Democrats, corporate boards, and even Mitt Romney have sung its praises for years. Hanging those insidious BLM flags on American consulates overseas was tantamount to hanging the hammer and sickle over the stars and stripes. Their meaning was self-evident: the U.S. is under new Marxist management. Still, too many corporate sellouts and political backstabbers honored BLM as some sort of paragon for civil rights, even as its members routinely engage in arson, larceny, intimidation, and murder.
We are now living in a land where the government uses corporate monopolies to restrict political speech it dislikes, abuses the criminal justice system to protect Antifa criminals doing its bidding on the streets, holds political prisoners in solitary confinement for over six months under spurious charges, spies on citizens' private text messages in the name of safety, and designates its political adversaries as "domestic extremists" and "terrorists." At the same time as the Cuban regime has shut down the Internet to hinder a popular revolt against communism, the Biden regime has admitted to actively censoring Americans on social media and on cellular networks for spreading "disinformation." (There's a distinction without a difference!) And as demonstrable evidence of provable fraud in both Georgia and Arizona increasingly renders the whole 2020 presidential election illegitimate, the beneficiary of that election fraud has mobilized the federal government to vilify the truth-tellers as enemies of the state. If American companies and politicians can sit silently while such unprecedented attacks on civil liberties take place, then either they grotesquely fail to see the parallels between what is going on in America today and what took place in Germany during the 1930s, or they are blind to nothing and like what they see. Certainly, when they decide to take a righteous stand against voter identification and against secure elections but choose to demonize white Americans for the color of their skin, they are a far cry from any noble tradition we would ascribe to defenders of American freedom.
Tell me how the U.S. military's purge of Trump voters or the FBI's insistence that citizens narc on their friends and family for wrongthink is distinguishable from the communism of Cuba or China or any of the great totalitarian regimes of the last century. Tell me how indoctrinating young children to hate themselves for their "whiteness" is fundamentally different from Hitler Youth being taught that their Jewish neighbors were rats. Oh, because nobody's been lined up against a brick wall with his family and gunned down, as Che Guevara and his "social justice" hit-squads enjoyed doing? Or because no one's yet been forced to relocate to concentration camps for failing to abide by the State's experimental vaccine mandates? Give it time. There's no way to go halfsies on totalitarianism. Once the government decides it may declare who has rights and who has none, it is a short walk for the government to decide who has life and who has none. Over 63 million babies have been killed since Roe v. Wade, after all, and once you teach a population that a baby is only as alive as a woman chooses, it's not difficult to teach those same people that political opponents are not worthy of life at all. When individual liberty and private ownership are ridiculed in the name of the "common good," taking life for the "greater good" is never far behind.
Isn't that what we're already seeing with the federal government's "planned resettlement" of foreign nationals illegally crossing into the United States? The same U.S. military that could not be bothered to help secure the southern border while President Trump was in office out of fear that any actions it took would damage the perceived political neutrality of the armed forces is now engaged in the secret and illegal transportation of non-citizens in the dead of night to undisclosed communities around the country (a recognized form of hybrid warfare in other nations). While the CDC and the White House use the pretext of the China Virus pandemic to arbitrarily close businesses, churches, and civic events of every kind (except those perpetrated by regime-enforcing Antifa and BLM Marxists, of course), other federal agencies have taken advantage of the nation's unenforced borders to send unvaccinated illegal aliens into unsuspecting communities. Either the severity of the virus is not nearly as lethal as the Washington woke pretend it to be, or else the federal government cares so little about the health and survival of its citizens that it is willing to put lives at risk when doing so can help turn "red" districts "blue." That might not be quite as shocking as the sight of regime paramilitaries summarily executing dissidents, but it's certainly a step in the same direction. And if "red state" voters happen to die from the China Virus while the federal government takes over state elections so newly settled foreign nationals can illegally vote with ease, who could blame the totalitarians in charge for needing just a little more lebensraum for achieving their objectives?
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The Panic Pandemic

John Tierney writes,
The United States suffered through two lethal waves of contagion in the past year and a half. The first was a viral pandemic that killed about one in 500 Americans—typically, a person over 75 suffering from other serious conditions. The second, and far more catastrophic, was a moral panic that swept the nation’s guiding institutions.
Instead of keeping calm and carrying on, the American elite flouted the norms of governance, journalism, academic freedom—and, worst of all, science. They misled the public about the origins of the virus and the true risk that it posed. Ignoring their own carefully prepared plans for a pandemic, they claimed unprecedented powers to impose untested strategies, with terrible collateral damage. As evidence of their mistakes mounted, they stifled debate by vilifying dissenters, censoring criticism, and suppressing scientific research.
One in three people worldwide lost a job or a business during the lockdowns, and half saw their earnings drop, according to a Gallup poll. Children, never at risk from the virus, in many places essentially lost a year of school. The economic and health consequences were felt most acutely among the less affluent in America and in the rest of the world, where the World Bank estimates that more than 100 million have been pushed into extreme poverty.
Editors of research journals fell into line, too. When Thomas Benfield, one of the researchers in Denmark conducting the first large randomized controlled trial of mask efficacy against Covid, was asked why they were taking so long to publish the much-anticipated findings, he promised them as “as soon as a journal is brave enough to accept the paper.” After being rejected by The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA, the study finally appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the reason for the editors’ reluctance became clear: the study showed that a mask did not protect the wearer, which contradicted claims by the Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities.
Fortunately, a few leaders followed the science in a different way. Instead of blindly trusting Fauci, they listened to his critics and adopted the focused-protection strategy—most notably, in Florida. Its governor, Ron DeSantis, began to doubt the public-health establishment early in the pandemic, when computer models projected that Covid patients would greatly outnumber hospital beds in many states. Governors in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan were so alarmed and so determined to free up hospital beds that they directed nursing homes and other facilities to admit or readmit Covid patients—with deadly results.
But DeSantis was skeptical of the hospital projections—for good reason, as no state actually ran out of beds—and more worried about the risk of Covid spreading in nursing homes. He forbade long-term-care centers to admit anyone infected with Covid and ordered frequent testing of the staff at senior-care centers. After locking down last spring, he reopened businesses, schools, and restaurants early, rejected mask mandates, and ignored protests from the press and the state’s Democratic leaders. Fauci warned that Florida was “asking for trouble,” but DeSantis went on seeking and heeding advice from Atlas and the Great Barrington scientists, who were astonished to speak with a politician already familiar with just about every study they mentioned to him.
Journalists kept highlighting the most alarming warnings, presented without context. They needed to keep their audience scared, and they succeeded. For Americans under 70, the probability of surviving a Covid infection was about 99.9 percent, but fear of the virus was higher among the young than among the elderly, and polls showed that people of all ages vastly overestimated the risk of being hospitalized or dying.
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