Wednesday News Roundup: Fauci is a Menace, an Environmentalist’s Apology, BLM/Antifa Shooting in Provo

Just one more reason to lock Dr. Anthony Fauci in a broom closet and lose the key. – Back in January, Dr. Fauci – who has never found a cure for any virus and is yet to get a single thing right about this one – assured us that COVID-19 presented no immediate threat to the United States.

Yesterday, during testimony before a Senate committee, Fauci said this about a new viral gift from China:

Why is this menace to our society still employed by the federal government, and still making media appearances on behalf of the Trump Administration? His ongoing presence in the national debate is even more malevolent and destructive than that of Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff.

That’s why the lone bright spot in yesterday’s hearing came from Dr. Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, who sliced, diced and ground Fauci’s unbridled hubris into a million pieces. From a report at Political Insider:

“Fatal conceit is the concept that central planning with decision making concentrated in a few hands can never fully grasp the millions of complex, individual interactions occurring simultaneously in the marketplace. It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behaviour,” Senator Paul explained.

“I think government health experts during this pandemic need to show caution in their prognostications. It’s important to realize that if society meekly submits to an expert, and that expert is wrong, a great deal of harm may occur. When we allow one man’s policy or one group of small men or women to be foisted on an entire nation,” he continued.

Senator Paul gave the example of experts demanding school closures, in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. This is despite solid examples from all over the world, that show no surge in cases when schools open. Contact tracing studies in China, the U.K., Netherlands, and Iceland also failed to find a single case of child to adult infection.

“Perhaps our planners might think twice before they weigh in on every subject. Perhaps our government advisors might hold their tongue,” Paul argued.

“Why weigh in with these opinions that we have no knowledge of? They are forecasts that may well be wrong. Perhaps our experts might consider the undue fear they are instilling in teachers who are now afraid to go back to work. We shouldn’t presume that a group of experts somehow knows what’s best for everyone,” he added.

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Dr. Paul did not call Fauci out by name, but it is obvious who he was referring to in his remarks. Whether Fauci, stewed as he is in a toxic mixture of arrogance and media adulation, took any of it to heart is doubtful.

This little man is a national menace.

Environmentalist Dr. Michael Shellenberger stands as a stark contrast to Dr. Fauci. Shellenberger is the rarest of rare individuals in the world of climate change environmentalism – an expert who understands the limits of his own ability to predict the future using the same kind of faulty computer models that once told us we would lose 2 million Americans to COVID-19, and who understands the incredible damage to global society that has been committed by those in his profession.

Yesterday, Shellenberger published a piece at Quillette.com titled, “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.” The title is self-descriptive of the content.

Here’s an excerpt:

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem. I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as expert reviewer of its next assessment report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public.

Here are some facts few people know:

  • Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”

  • The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”

  • Climate change is not making natural disasters worse

  • Fires have declined 25 percent around the world since 2003

  • The amount of land we use for meat—humankind’s biggest use of land—has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska

  • The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California

  • Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s

  • The Netherlands became rich, not poor while adapting to life below sea level

  • We produce 25 percent more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter

  • Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change

  • Wood fuel is far worse for people and wildlife than fossil fuels

  • Preventing future pandemics requires more not less “industrial” agriculture

I know that the above facts will sound like “climate denialism” to many people. But that just shows the power of climate alarmism.

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Go read the piece in full. It’ll be the best 10 minutes you spend all day.

I keep telling everyone that BLM and Antifa are just different names for the same terrorist groups. – Yesterday in Provo, Utah, Black Lives Matter engaged in a dangerous escalation of its tactics, as one of the group’s activists actually shot a man who was attempting to escape from a mob of BLM thugs who had surrounded his car:

Despicably, the corrupt news media attempted to portray the driver as the bad guy, until enterprising people on Twitter slowed down and enhanced the video to clearly show that it was a BLM activist who did the shooting. The utter depravity of our news media today simply knows no depths.

This morning, Provo police announce they have arrested a suspect:

The police go on to say:

Police also arrested Samantha Darling, 27-year-old resident of Ogden City, and booked her into custody at the Utah County Jail for a charge of Obstruction of Justice and Rioting. The Provo Police Department extends its thanks to citizens…

who gave evidence and testimony to investigators and to allied agencies and officers who assisted this investigation, notably Ogden and Salt Lake City Police Departments. The investigation of criminal acts incident to protest events in Provo last night is ongoing.

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Rumors flew yesterday of a second gunman on the opposite side of the street also drawing a pistol and aiming it at the vehicle, but no proof has come to light thus far.

Regardless, this incident demonstrates a very dangerous escalation of the Antifa/BLM insurgency in our country. It’s obvious that President Trump would prefer to avoid calling in the National Guard to put these riots down, but the escalating violence and animalistic behavior increasingly exhibited by these Marxist radicals, combined with the refusal by local officials to take effective action, could ultimately leave him no choice.

They’re shooting people now, Mr. President. The National Guard and your powers to declare national emergencies exist for a reason. Time is growing short to make use of them.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

14 thoughts on “Wednesday News Roundup: Fauci is a Menace, an Environmentalist’s Apology, BLM/Antifa Shooting in Provo

  1. jack johnson - July 1, 2020

    Trump should be nicknamed Baron Von Faucistein as he created a monster.
    How Trump could of given a devote Hillary sycophant such an elevated position on a task force and allow him to fear monger and flip flop incessantly is just beyond me.

    The virus is not a pandemic but a political football. Frankly I am sick of the do nothing GOP…except Rand Paul….and Trump`s team is on my last nerve also.

    1. Gregg - July 1, 2020

      Yeah, I don’t understand why the Surgeon General was relegated to back bench status. IMO, he should have been leading the CV-19 Task Force.

      Agree, the GOP to this day is still largely feckless; remember the head of it is the Muttster’s niece.

      It seems Trump will have to carry them to victory on his coattails in Nov if it is going to happen at all. Remember They and Bush Jr lost the senate in 2000, then it all in 2006, then again lost the house again under Ryan in 2018.

      This country will never be MAGA/KAG if fully half of the GOP is quietly (and in some cases not so quietly) in bed with the Dem’s agenda.

    2. Casca - July 1, 2020

      Trump can’ pll the trigger on anything. is he a Quaker or does he believe as Global Businesmen that the art of the deal, money as much as you can print or borrow and trade will stop tyrants and Terrorists?

    3. Crinkle Tart - July 1, 2020

      Trump got suckered in by Fauci. Was pretty easy with Trumps gernaphobia, they played hm like a fiddle. Now it’s time to own up to it, and kick this man to the curb where he belongs once and for all.

  2. Gregg - July 1, 2020

    Wow, an honest environmentalist – how refreshing – truly a rare breed. Hope he doesn’t get a call or is otherwise cowed/bullied by the PC perpetual outrage mob into ‘clarifying’ his statement.

    I want to hear more from him.

  3. Jimmy MacAfee - July 1, 2020

    I’m beginning to think Pence might not have been the best choice – for anything. President Trump has ceded a lot of authority to him, and we seem to forget that he (Pence) claimed that General Flynn lied, and that was the sole reason Flynn was fired.

    Am I the only person who remembers that?

    Pence needs to put Fauci in a straightjacket and in a padded cell, where he can’t harm anyone else. He has caused immeasurable harm, the narcissistic little ninny. If Pence can’t do the job, the recommendation Gregg made for the Surgeon General to take over would be a great idea.

    Therefore it is a great idea.

    1. brian - July 1, 2020

      While I think Pence is a good man I don’t think he has the political fortitude to stand up against the political war. IMO, he hasn’t really gone after Senate to help with the maga agenda. If he ever became President I don’t see him as a strong leader but one that would seek to placate demoncrap hysteria.

      This has been the troubling feature of Trumps term as President. He just seems to keep picking these deep staters, like Flaccid Fauci, McMaster and others… When Trumps term(s) are over there is a great need for a down’n dirty fighter to step into the position… and I don’t see Pence or Cruz having what it takes.

  4. Jimmy MacAfee - July 1, 2020

    I don’t trust anyone who identifies as an “environmentalist.” The writer whom Dave quoted should consider renaming himself a Conservationist, because Conservationism isn’t a religion, and
    Environmentalism is an established religion.

  5. Jonesy - July 1, 2020

    Get ready for more shutdowns….there just aren’t enough rational voices out there to counter the “experts” like Fauci and the slobbering media who are all too happy to slow everything down to hurt Trump heading into the election. I’ve been getting bombarded daily with random texts about the awesomeness of mail in ballots. I’ll bet there will be voter suppression in the form of less polling locations and poll workers, long lines with the hope that people either give up trying to vote in person because of the virus and the ramping hype. If Trump should be projected the winner, will the left even accept the results? Get ready for more riots.

    As for BLM and antifa….the tactics are changing, escalating. And why is that? Because law enforcement has their hands tied by their leadership.The couple defending their home last Sunday, there was another report that a local news crew was harassed by rioters with an AK47 in that same group of people. That will never see air time, and we were lucky that the reporter even mentioned it. The crowds swarming vehicles at intersections isn’t new but now they seem intent on setting up ambushes to harm the driver and occupants. We now have to start thinking tactically when driving around, especially if you live in an area that is active with rioters. I told my wife and kids, if you’re out driving, and you see people protesting at an intersection, pull a U-turn and get out of there. No reason to drive through them, risking damage to your vehicle, or having to mow them down to escape. And if you haven’t thought about legally carrying a firearm, maybe you should. Get your license and get training. It literally might save your life.

    Unfortunately Trump isn’t going to do anything ahead of the election to suppress these filth….it will be used against him. After? I’ll bet we see a different response.

  6. Jonesy - July 1, 2020

    Tried posting some comments 3 times….won’t go through. Filters?

    1. Silas - July 1, 2020

      Might your browser. Had that problem with Firefox. Switched to Opera and thus far have been able to post with no issues.

  7. Silas - July 1, 2020

    Let’s face it folks. When Donald J Trump won the election, the left literally lost their minds. What little rationality they may have had was gone on election day. And they are just getting crazier as the days go by and we get closer to November 5th. They have pulled out the stops as the old playbook that worked for decades has failed against him. They are counting on chaos and fear to push the senile old man over the line.

    Vote, and get all you know who care for our freedom to get out and vote. The alternative is out right tyranny. And with that will come a war we don’t really want.

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