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Sunday News Roundup: Chicago Killings, Covid-19 Fraud and Biden Will Never Debate Trump

Hey, Scientologists are positively sane compared to most Democrats. What’s the big deal? – Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden, the Democrat Party’s Unfrozen Caveman Presumptive Nominee, is planning to announce his chosen replacemen…er,….’running mate’ in the next few days. His list of potential candidates probably got a little shorter on Saturday, although it’s hard to really understand why.

Karen Bass, a communist Democrat member of congress from California, had been on that list, with some considering her to be one of the leaders in the competition. But on Saturday, video was released of the Com/Dem making glowing remarks about the cult of Scientology in a speech that she delivered way back in 2010. She also found herself on the defensive about remarks she made praising communist dictator Fidel Castro upon his blessed death in 2016.

From a story at Fox News:

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Caif., a contender for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, is scrambling to explain past comments praising Fidel Castro and the Church of Scientology.

“The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere,” Bass said in the video obtained by the Daily Caller.

“The words are exciting of your founder, L. Ron Hubbard, in The Creed of the Church of Scientology: that all people of whatever race, color or creed, are created with equal rights,” she said.

On Saturday, Bass released a statement noting that she worships at a Baptist church, and says that at the event she “found an area of agreement in their beliefs — where all people, of whatever race, color, or creed are created with equal rights, which is what my remarks were about.”

“Since then, published first-hand accounts in books, interviews and documentaries have exposed this group. Everyone is now aware of the allegations against Scientology,” she said. “Back in 2010, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with beliefs very different than my own, and spoke briefly about things I think most of us agree with, and on those things — respect for different views, equality, and fighting oppression — my views have not changed.”

Bass traveled to Cuba in 1973 with an organization called the Venceremos Brigade, a joint venture between the regime and left-wing U.S. groups that organized trips for Americans to build homes in the country. During that trip she went to see Castro speak.

In 2016, when Castro died, she referred to him as “commandante en jefe” (commander in chief), and said his passing was a “great loss to the people of Cuba.” Those remarks have been criticized by Democrats in Florida in particular.

“Praise like the one that was given by Bass at the time of Castro’s death is inconsistent with my family’s experience with what the regime did — and continues to do — to people on the island, which is to suppress human rights, keep people under a totalitarian thumb and stifle economic growth,” Miami state Rep. Javier Fernandez told Politico in June.

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Ok, so, she’s a fan of Scientology and Fidel Castro. Sounds like a standard-issue California Democrat to me. Again, what’s the big deal?

Meanwhile, in Lori Lightfoot’s utopia of Chicago… – Speaking of communist Democrats, things are going just great by communist Democrat standards in Chicago, where Lori Lightfoot’s consistent hamstringing of the Chicago PD led to a 139% increase in murders in July as compared to just a year ago.

From a report at Breitbart:

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago witnessed a 139 percent increase in murder during July 2020 when compared to July 2019.

ABC7 reported there were 105 murders in July 2020, up from “the 44 reported in July 2019.”

Moreover, there were 406 “shooting incidents” in Chicago during the month of July 2020, an increase of 75 percent “from the 232 last July,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Over a longer span of time, murders were up 51 percent from January 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, compared to murders for the same period of time in 2019, according to the Sun-Times.

Lightfoot blamed Chicago mayhem and bloodshed on gun friendly states during a July 26, 2020, appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.

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Oh, yeah, it’s all because of those evil guns coming in from [checks notes] Indiana and Iowa.

Holy crap.

Hey, wonder what tipped him off? – Honestly, there are days I get so depressed reading stories like this one that I just want to slit my wrists. It’s just surreal:

For the record, I’ve been telling you this since sometime in early April. This perverse incentive is in fact the main driver of the radically inflated counts of new COVID-19 “cases” in states like Texas and Florida.

But the head of the Centers for Disease Control has just now, at the first of August, figured it all out. You seriously could never make this stuff up, folks.

If you don’t believe me, how about trusting a doctor? – This video posted on Facebook by Florida Doctor Darrel Morris tells you all you need to know about the massive fraud being perpetrated by the medical community and media. In the course of this video, Dr. Morris also exposes the media lies about Hydroxychloroquine and its ability to cure COVID-19.

Watch it – it will be the best 3 minutes you spend today:

 

The Democrats are completely panicked at the prospect of Joe Biden debating Donald Trump. – And really, who can blame them? After all, Biden has a hard time putting together complete sentences and doesn’t seem to know where he is much of the time.

Thus, the emerging Democrat scheme is to concoct a rationale by which Biden will refuse to debate the President, and we have seen op/eds written along these lines in recent weeks by various Democrat toadies like Paul Krugman. Yesterday, former Obama press secretary Joe Lockhart got into the act.

From a report at Newsweek:

Democratic strategists and supporters of Vice President Joe Biden are urging him not to debate President Donald Trump in the lead-up to Election Day, citing Trump’s publicity stunts and disregard for the rules in 2016. Meanwhile Biden backers, including some conservatives, applauded the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan for cancelling their scheduled debates over COVID-19 concerns.

Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart joined several Democratic Party strategists in bluntly advising Biden, “whatever you do, don’t debate Trump.” Speaking on CNN Saturday, Lockhart said Trump shouldn’t be given another platform which will enable him to “repeat lies,” which he said occurred in the 2016 debates against Hillary Clinton.

“We saw in the debates in 2016 Hillary Clinton showed a mastery of the issues, every point she made was more honest and bested Trump,” Lockhart told CNN. “But Trump came out of the debates doing better I think because he just kept repeating the same old lies: ‘we’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it,’ ‘we’re going to keep all those Mexican rapists out of the country,’ and ‘we’re going to make great trade deals’ — none of these things have come to pass.”

“Giving him that national forum to continue to spout — get him to 21,000 or 22,000 lies — I think just isn’t worth it for the Democrats or for Biden,” Lockhart continued.

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Write this down: You will never see Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden on a debate stage with President Donald Trump. This campaign to cancel the debates being jointly mounted by the Democrats and their media toadies will only intensify in the weeks to come.

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Sunday News Roundup: Atlanta Riots, Austin De-Funds Police, CDC Pushes Panic Porn

Here we go again. – Riots broke out in Atlanta last night after video emerged of another questionable police killing of a black man. Here is an excerpt from a report at Aljazeera, which sadly is a far more reliable source of actual information these days than most American media outlets:

Atlanta’s Police Department on Sunday released bodycamera and dashboard camera footage of the attempted arrest and fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s in Georgia’s capital on Friday.

Officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan attempted to arrest Brooks after questioning him and getting him to performing inebriation tests.

Footage showed Rolfe attempting to put handcuffs on Brooks before a struggle begins.

Dashcam footage showed the scuffle in more detail, with Brooks, Brosnan and Rolfe all on the floor, before a taser is fired at Rolfe. Three gunshots are then heard while the three are off camera.

Rolfe’s death sparked protests in Atlanta on Saturday night, leading to the Wendy’s where Rolfe was shot being set alight.

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So, in this case, we have a guy who got drunk, passed out in his car while presumably trying to get a burger at the local Wendy’s, and ends up dead when he resists arrest. Knee-jerk defenders of the police are going to yell, “he was resisting arrest!!!!!!”

Yeah, and so what? He was shot in the back while running away from the police officers, drunk out of his mind. Why in the world would a properly trained police officer even pull his gun in that situation, much less pull the trigger? It is absolutely mind-boggling that this specific incident can possibly take place immediately in the wake of three weeks of social unrest over the police murder of George Floyd.

It almost makes you want to think all of this stuff is pre-planned, doesn’t it? But nah, that couldn’t be the case.

Get ready for an entire summer of this stuff, folks, because it’s coming.

Well…’bye. – Atlanta’s police chief resigned in the midst of the rioting, and nobody seems to be interested in talking her out of it:

Atlanta’s police chief resigned and a police officer was terminated after the shooting of a black man, Rayshard Brooks, who later died.

Mr. Brooks, 27 years old, of Atlanta, was shot outside a Wendy’s restaurant Friday night and died soon after. Videos of parts of his struggle with police and its aftermath, widely shared on social media, sparked anger in the city, amid the continuing national outcry over the police killing of George Floyd last month.

“Out of a deep and abiding love for this City and this department, I offered to step aside as police chief,” said Chief Erika Shields, who served in the city’s police department for over two decades, in a statement released Saturday evening. “It is time for the city to move forward and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

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Good move. Given the performance of her officers in this case, you kind of have to wonder what in the hell Ms. Shields has been doing to try to build that trust over her 20 years on the force.

Well Bye GIFs | Tenor

“And you shall reap what you sow.” – It’s always great to see personnel from CNN being assaulted by the rioters they’ve spent the last 3 weeks pretending are “peaceful protesters.” Here’s a nice example from last night in Atlanta:

This bus driver shows us the proper technique for dealing with a street thug:

We need more real men in America just like him.

The Wuhan Virus Panic Porn campaign continues to accelerate. – Hey, remember when the goal of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts was to “flatten the curve” in order to ensure that our hospitals weren’t overrun with patients? Remember when the people at the CDC, Antony Fauci and Deborah Birx assured us that was the case?

Yeah, that’s all gone now, subsumed in the frenzy to prevent President Trump from re-starting his campaign rallies. This morning Trump’s own CDC is quoted by The Hill as saying we might have to shut things down again as “cases” are rising in half a dozen states:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday strict social distancing measures that were put in place in March may have to be implemented again if coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise dramatically, CNBC reports.

“Right now, communities are experiencing different levels of transmission occurring, as they gradually ease up onto the community mitigation efforts and gradually reopen,” Jay Butler, CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, told reporters Friday.

“If cases begin to go up again, particularly if they go up dramatically, it’s important to recognize that more mitigation efforts such as what were implemented back in March may be needed again,” Butler said. It’s not clear what is considered a dramatic rise.

Again, we have flattened the curve. We have prevented the hospitals from being overrun with COVID-19 patients, if indeed any such possibility ever actually existed, which is unlikely. Despite the media’s politically-motivated hysteria over what they fraudulently continue to refer to as “cases,” deaths due to the virus continue to drop daily.  The number of hospitalizations are going up in some areas, and that is actually a positive sign that more and more testing is being done and that patients are now able to have elective and non-emergency surgeries performed.

Given that Fauci is even denying that this increase in the number of “cases” doesn’t mean there’s a “second wave” coming, it is obvious we have a big problem at the CDC, at least in terms of messaging if not in terms of mismanagement. If these people can’t get their talking points straight, then they need to be prohibited from speaking to the corrupt news media, which is only interested in whipping up a new public panic about the virus.

Oh, hey, that whole “defund the police” deal is not just a blue state thing. – The city council for the socialist enclave of Austin, Texas did this on Thursday:

“You cannot solve a public safety crisis by creating another,” Corby Jastrow, president of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, told the Austin City Council on Thursday.

After a 12-hour meeting, the city council voted unanimously to partially defund the Austin Police Department.

The council’s decision directs the city manager to halt any new sworn officer staff positions, as well as redirect money from the department’s budget and use it toward other social services. The city manager will bring back proposals to the council over the next few months as they decide specific numbers for next year’s city budget.

As far as how much to cut, some socialist and leftist groups have been petitioning the council to take away at least $100 million—a quarter—from the police department’s budget next year.

Hundreds of citizens, including some members of the Democratic Socialists of America, testified to the council on Thursday in favor of the proposal, while some voiced a public safety concern over the decision to defund.

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That’s right, folks: The vote was unanimous. There is not a single member on Austin’s city council willing to defend the city’s police department. You should expect to see similar votes on similar idiotic actions to come from the Texas cities of San Antonio, Dallas and maybe even Houston soon.

Make no mistake about it: There will be massive flight of actual taxpayers from every city that takes these actions. Decades of gentrification and urban revival efforts will go completely to waste. Tens of thousands of minority-owned businesses will die. These cities will all be looking like re-runs of 1980s Detroit soon.

Thanks, Democrats!

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Dear America: Don’t Comply With A Lie

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

The ides of March took us lurching toward tyranny with an obscene level of attempted government control over our lives, our businesses and even our personal relationships. The pretext for it all was a virus with a .4% fatality rate. as reported by the flawed CDC.

That statistic doesn’t reflect any of the widely reported pressure and financial incentives that were used to inflate the statistics and ramp up public fear. Medical professionals who have been elected to absolutely nothing still can’t agree on whether wearing masks in public is recommended let alone ought to be required. But most people continue to comply.

It’s not as though we aren’t already aware of how much Leftist politicians and un-elected bureaucrats have wanted to grow their own power in the form of growing government. Their policies have illustrated this repeatedly. The likelihood of any government official advocating or voting to relinquish their own power is like a highway toll with an expiration date. Both are as rare as hens teeth.

Then came the riots. The very same political “leaders” who demanded that we stay at home “for our own good”, incited and cheered massive protests that led to violence, destruction and even death.

Didn’t that once and for all, expose the farce of their lock downs, the cynical lie of their “concern and compassion” for the lives of law-abiding citizens, their property and the rule of law? They remain naked emperors, espousing the same false coronavirus narrative so they can continue to micromanage restaurants and all other public places. Yet, most people continue to comply.

What reasonable person still takes these demogogues and dictators seriously after the swarming crowds and wanton destruction of numerous once-great American cities–all of which are controlled by Democrats?

Despite the obvious fallacies and frauds of the coronavirus narrative, its subliminal seduction is still piped in to us from grocery store speakers, highway billboards and TV commercials. “Stay safe, Stay Home, Save a life!” -and most people continue to comply.

Even conservative people and conservative groups claim that they are somehow showing “respect” by wearing masks and accepting governmental control of their gatherings. How is it respectful to bow to what you know is a lie? Taking the path of least resistance today will lead to being prevented from resisting at all in the future.

Acquiescence to unconstitutional laws emboldens those in power. Think of it as the “Broken Windows Theory” in reverse. When citizens offer no push back and demand no accountability of lawless lawmakers, we can count on those lawmakers to impose even more severe and lawless laws in the future–and that’s precisely what they’ve done.

Why? Because most people continue to comply.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

 

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The Democrat/Media-Induced CoronaPanic has Killed Thousands

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

While browing the Internet today, I came across a very telling chart. It is based on official government data, and was complied by USAFacts.org. Take a look:

Here’s what you need to know about it:

  • The white areas have seen zero cases of the Wuhan Virus;
  • The red areas – major cities in the northeast and midwest – have seen as many cases as the yellow areas, which are basically the metro areas surrounding those big cities;
  • The green and white areas – about 98% of the U.S. landmass – have seen roughly the same number of Wuhan Virus cases as the yellow areas and the red areas.

Now, also realize that, as we reported early this week, fully 52% of all deaths from the virus have occurred among nursing home and long-term care facility patients. Taken together with the reality painted by the map above, this means that, based on catastrophically-wrong statistical models and faulty guidance from Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and the pinheads at the CDC, we shut down the U.S. economy and threw 40 million people out of work over what was in fact a nursing home problem concentrated in just 2% of the U.S. land mass. And taking this wrong-headed, shut-everything-down approach instead of focusing on the long-term care facilities in which the problem was actually concentrated resulted in tens of thousands of needless deaths to our elderly community.

The truth of this is simply inescapable.

Never in American history have we taken similar action in response to any disease. Didn’t do it for the Spanish Flu, didn’t do it for SARS, didn’t do it for H1N1, or for polio or smallpox or tuberculosis or any other communicable disease that has come to our shores.

In its Sunday edition today, the ghouls who run the New York Times dedicated their section A to listing the names of the almost 100,000 Americans whose deaths have been attributed to the Wuhan Virus under the CDC’s wildly exaggerated counting guidelines. Oddly, though, the New York Times did not give the same memorial treatment to the roughly 100,000 Americans who the CDC says had died from pneumonia and the seasonal flu from last October through the end of April.

Think about why that is the case – the answer is obvious. There is no political leverage targeting President Donald Trump to be gained from focusing on pneumonia and common flu deaths. Only COVID-19 gets that treatment.

One favorite liberal talking point throughout this crisis has been to say “boy, things sure would have been different if Obama was president,” and that is certainly true. Because if Obama were president, the Democrats/media axis of propaganda would not have engaged in the frenzied effort during February and early March to create a national panic about this viral gift from China as a tactic to damage him.

No question about that, and without that national panic, Dr. Fauci would have likely never gotten his national platform from which to create so much confusion and additional panic, which led directly to the whole “flatten the curve” strategy involving what became almost a national lockdown. Without that national panic created by the Democrats and media, we might have saved tens of thousands of elderly lives that have instead been lost.

Never forget what these people did to our country in the crass pursuit of partisan political power.

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The Peril of Running a Country Based on “Models”

Mid-Day Update: Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

There are models, and then there are models. I build models of ships as a hobby, I strive for accuracy, and after consulting up to a dozen sources I probably have the most accurate models of various navies possible for a reasonable price. The models, however do not talk to me so I have no actual confirmation that my model ships are absolutely accurate.

I can’t remember the actual name of the Bill and Melinda Gates ‘model’ that the CDC is using exclusively, I don’t care – it doesn’t matter, but for the sake of discussion I’ll call it the CNN model.

Apparently all the ‘experts’ at the CDC are using only the CNN model, which is like saying the pundits are only using one political poll from the MSM (D) to be able to determine the odds of who is going to win a political race. At this point the CNN ‘model’ is as accurate and as biased as a MSM (D) political poll.

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The chart above shows what utter garbage the IMHE model truly is.

Why can’t we at least use the RCP (Real Clear Politics) method where they average numerous polls, however flawed they might be, as a means to get a clearer picture of what is really happening with the spread and impact of this ‘pandemic’? It would also show which models are the most accurate.

Better yet, how about actually inputting actual and broad based data into the model, rather than worse case agenda driven speculation! Typically a collaboration of anything – ‘diversity’ of ideas if you will – will generate a better and more accurate result; otherwise we may well get a highly inaccurate outlier, which is what appears to be happening.

It is a given that our political polling is generally skewed to the left to drive rather than reflect public opinion, with the majority of polls going that way, while the Rasmussen poll typically shows right of center results and it has an enviable and historically accurate record. Rasmussen is often shown as an outlier but since it is included in the RCP equation it drives the data towards a more accurate reflection of real public thought. We apparently have no such counter ‘model’ showing ‘diversity’ in fighting this economy-crippling ‘pandemic’.

The real question is how come we are not using data from several ‘models’? How come the methodologies used in this one ‘model’ are not better shown? Even the largely flawed methodology of the MSM political polls is usually available to be analyzed where they oversample Democrats, or they poll all adults, or registered voters instead of likely voters.

It has been said statistics don’t lie, but statisticians do, and GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) results in flawed results – so why are we continuing to follow this paradigm regarding this ‘pandemic’ when so much is at stake and the ‘experts’ are wrong so often? By any logical and objective analysis the ‘experts’ and their one ‘model’ fits all system has been consistently and grossly wrong. That being the case, the ‘pandemic’ modeling that EVERYONE at the CDC seems to relying on must be extremely flawed.

By the way, this GIGO standard is also used in most if not all ‘Climate Change’/’Global Warming’ theoretical ‘models’ to produce the desired apocalyptic and dire results. This becomes the left’s template by which they produce ‘solutions’ to another unseen enemy. The ‘solution’ always calls for the destruction of our capitalistic economic system via draconian world taxes and major behavioral changes. Ever notice how dictatorial communist systems or developing countries are never called to reform their ‘carbon footprint’ in the name of “saving the planet”?

Their ‘expert’ opinions derived from their opaque crystal ball are and will always be wrong when GIGO is inputted, which has produced dire economic results for millions of people. So why are we determining the future of a twenty plus TRILLION dollar economy and the fate of 328 million people’s livelihood and health using such a flawed one size fits all system?

Two reasons for putting so much credence in this poll, I mean ‘model’:

One, it is just the way bureaucracies everywhere have always done things – never think out of the box, and be slow to react to new facts, opinion, input, and legitimate presidential orders;  and

Two, an absolute hatred for the current president: Donald Trump. If as much effort was put forth by the MSM (D) in calling out the officials on all levels who are responsible for being so unprepared and not ensuring adequate equipment, rather than pointlessly bashing Trump’s efforts at every opportunity, we would be in much better shape.

That is an absolute reality, because ever since he became president his agenda has been opposed and he has been maligned and demonized by his vast array of opponents. In their minds he can do nothing right, and ALL his programs and ideas are failures, and will lead to disaster. Add in a generous supply of slanderous accusations and fraudulent investigations and you get the current situation where the goal is not to work together in any way, but to hamstring Trump and make sure he get a little as possible accomplished.

The fact is Trump and his policies have been proven correct and beneficial to the country virtually every time while the MSM (D) and their ‘experts’ have been proven wrong. I can’t remember when our media and their ‘expert’ opinions have been right in any meaningful way on any story.

The other purpose of all this misinformation, doom and gloom pessimism leveled at the outsider Trump is to send a powerful message to any future reform-minded person that they better not dare try to invade the District of Corruption’s turf. This is the war that is actually being fought: Who runs and controls this country – the entrenched unelected bureaucrats of the Deep State and their Globalist Allies or We the People?

Any intelligence analyst worth his salt, or ‘journalist’ or ‘news’ organizations for that matter, would never use only one source for information, no matter how trusted. Anything the MSM (D) puts out concerning Trump is nothing better than supermarket tabloid trash and in most cases worse. Real analysis involves gathering and vetting even proven correct sources from as wide a spectrum as possible.

A competent and objective analysis of any problem requires constant scrutiny. Reliability and accuracy of sources is always questioned and confirmed. Look at any detective in any crime documentary and you will see that the facts must mesh with the evidence. If one irrefutable fact clears a suspect, the suspect is cleared regardless of the other circumstantial evidence that makes him appear guilty. In other words, if any switch in a circuit is turned off, the light doesn’t come on.

Anyone can be wrong or make an honest mistake once in a while, but to be so consistently wrong in vital areas where people’s mental, physical, emotional, and economic health and livelihood hinges on them getting it right, is at best unforgivable, and most likely criminal.

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Betting on a Coronavirus Vaccine Could be a Lousy Gamble

Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

I am prefacing this with the acknowledgement that I am not a medical professional or expert.  I am just trying to apply some common sense to what we see happening in this current Wuhan Virus pandemic.

Just six or so months ago that there was a huge debate about how a large anti-virus movement was coming to the forefront where a significant percentage of the population was virulently against government mandating vaccinating their children for the standard diseases like measles and other largely eradicated diseases like polio and whooping cough.  The debate was raging back then with my Senator, Lamar Alexander (RINO) TN, calling for people to heed government warnings and vaccinate their children.  Now I am hearing crickets on this issue and almost everyone seems to be saying we MUST have a COVID-19 vaccine ASAP, but best case scenario is 12-18 months – which would not even be in time for the next active winter (2020-21) season.

It is amazing how many vaccinations are available at a drug store right now.  A shingles vaccine is among the newest that I’m aware of.  Like everything in life, things have to be used in moderation.  Apparently Big Pharma is behind this movement to push vaccines for virtually every ailment.  The only vaccine I take is for tetanus every ten years because I work in an environment where I could be exposed.

When I was in the Navy, I was forced to get a flu shot ever year, and I got sick with flu-like symptoms about half the time.  Recent figures that I have heard say on average the ‘government approved’ yearly flu shot is only about 30-40% effective – not a very good ‘success’ rate.  I refuse to inject my body with a cocktail of chemicals of unknown effectiveness just because the government or CDC says I should.  While I am a strong proponent of taking logical preventive care, I do not believe becoming a CDC pincushion is the answer to overall good health.

I am very thankful and fortunate to be in good health and not susceptible to viruses including the flu and common cold, and the various vaccinations are beneficial to many, the typical government one size fits all is the answer to every problem or disease is unlikely to work in this case.  Especially when there are so many strains (why it is called COVID-19?) of this China Virus and why there are so many flu strains that change from year to year which require the tuning of the vaccine to effectively counter whatever flu strain is prevalent or active in a particular year. It really is a crapshoot as to how effective a flu vaccine is going to be in a given year which is why we still experience 30-60,000 ‘regular’ flu deaths annually.

COVID-19 will likely be no different, especially if it changes from year to year.  What if we get a COVID-19 vaccine and we all get shots for it next year – assuming by some miracle, the CDC develops one and the FDA approves it and it is universally available for next year’s season, and COVID-20 is the next threat?  Aren’t we then back to square one?

I also understand the experts are always trying to anticipate which flu strain will be active in the next season, but given a 30-40% success rate on the ‘ordinary’ flu vaccination, I’m not terribly confident in the CDC’s ability to anticipate the correct COVID strain on a yearly basis – particularly if some (bad actor) adversary decides to inflict another round of biological warfare on its economic or ideological rivals.  This is not meant to be a shot at the efforts of the CDC; it is just the reality of how difficult it is to fight the unknown.

One of my concerns is if we keep inoculating ourselves with more and more unnatural drugs or chemicals, we will upset our bodies’ natural ability to combat many other bugs that we fight off normally and naturally with a great degree of success.  We may well set in motion a teeter-totter effect in our bodies much like an addict needs to take uppers to stay awake, and downers to go to sleep resulting in a vicious cycle that could have a much more negative effect than if the vast majority of people would just take normal common sense care and allow our bodies to heal themselves.

Another concern is that we will begin seeing this ambulance chasing lawyer’s commercials in five years:

“If you have received shots containing the Anti-COVID-19 drug ABC produced by drug company XYZ, between 2021, and 2022, and have suffered itchy watery eyes, runny nose, chapped lips, excessive underarm perspiration, split hair ends, cracked nails, groin itch, and athletes’ foot, call the law office of Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe and we’ll sue (extort)  the ever loving Schiff out of them on your behalf with no cost to you unless we win for you”.  It could be another lottery day for another profession that needs to be reined in.

And about these lawsuits against companies that manufacture FDA or EPA approved products – how come the governmental approving agency is not sued, or held accountable for the resulting damages?  Why does a company such as XYZ, who spent the time and took the monetary risk to get a working product produced and approved by the government, have to ALWAYS face the repercussions of crippling lawsuits when they played by the rules and through no malice on their part, constantly run the risk of getting screwed by our system of injustice?

I suspect that is one of the main reasons over 90% of our drugs are produced in CHINA.

I am not looking to hold a pity-party for Big-Pharma, or any other company – just looking to be fair and objective.

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Positive Signals From Trump and Barr

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

This is a tweet to remember. – Many, including yours truly, have expressed concerns that the “cure” for this Chinese virus being prescribed by the federal, state and local governments may, if it becomes any sort of long-term effort, end up creating an economic catastrophe of such proportions that it would end up being worse than the effects of the virus itself. Last night, it became apparent that President Donald Trump shares that concern.

At 10:50 p.m. eastern time Sunday evening, the President issued this all-caps tweet:

This can only be taken as a positive signal that the President at least intends for this massive closing of a huge portion of our national economy to be a temporary phenomenon. With the questionable motives of Anthony Fauci and the CDC, and the natural inclination by bureaucrats at the FDA to work to prolong timelines in their endless turf protection efforts, it is good to know that, while the President has rightly followed most of their recommendations to this point, he remains skeptical and focused on producing the best possible outcome for the American people.

For further emphasis on this message, the President re-tweeted it at around noon ET on Monday, as this piece was being written. It is clearly something he wants all of his various audiences – you, the corrupt media, congress and his team of advisors – to understand. This is an extremely positive signal.

Meanwhile, on the John Durham front… – In an interview published Monday morning in the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General William Barr made sure to let it be known that his and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s effort to “investigate the investigators” has not fallen victim to the Chinese virus. From a report in the Washington Examiner:

Attorney General William Barr told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday that Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, was in Washington, D.C., last week working on the high-profile inquiry with staffers.

“There’s some discombobulation, but part of what we’re trying to do is keep up the mission,” Barr said of the Justice Department’s commitment to proceed with criminal investigations, prioritize coronavirus-related fraud prosecutions, keep the justice system functioning amid court closures and trial suspensions, and pursue other Trump administration priorities during a deadly outbreak.

Last week, Fox News reported that Durham was on pace to finish his “investigation of the investigators” by the summer. One source “suggested the investigation could end as soon as July.” But another “said it could be closer to September, based on Durham’s progress, which could be hindered by the coronavirus pandemic rocking the nation and the globe.”

Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, also said this month that Durham’s inquiry is “due to be completed sometime this summer.”
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So, at least if you believe William Barr – a prospect that becomes harder and harder as time goes on without a single indictment of any of the treasonous members of the Obama-era Coup Cabal – Mr. Durham is still on the job and working towards some kind of conclusion.  That conclusion had ultimately better include multiple indictments and prosecutions of the real bad actors who worked so hard to destroy our democratic processes, and not just of low-level flunkies who make convenient scapegoats.

Failure to do that would create a devastating blow to millions of Americans’ faith in our legal justice system.

So, thanks for the positive update, Mr. Barr, but some real actions would speak much louder than your comforting words.

Or, as The King would have put it:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

 

That is all.

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Yes, the Democrats and Their Corrupt Media Toadies are Weaponizing the Corona Virus

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

This is just sick, and Coronavirus had nothing to do with it. – Rush Limbaugh took a lot of crap on Tuesday after he said on his Monday program that the Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the nation’s news media were conspiring to “weaponize” the Coronavirus against President Donald Trump. Since Rush said that, though, the accuracy of his remark has been proven beyond a shadow of any doubt at all.

It started with the statement Tuesday morning by CDC official Dr. Nancy Messonnier – who happens to be the sister of Deep State snake Rod Rosenstein – that a Coronavirus pandemic that impacts the United States is somehow “inevitable,” and that citizens should begin making preparations for massive disruption in their daily lives. Ms. Messonier’s wildly alarmist remark came despite the fact that, to date, the U.S has tallied just 44 cases of Coronavirus – and ZERO deaths – within its borders, all but a handful of which were voluntarily imported by our government in the form of citizens who had been infected on an Asian cruise ship.

Her remark also came as the Dow Jones Industrial index had risen by over 150 points at its opening. The Dow tanked by more than 800 points after she offered her opinion on the matter, an opinion that conflicts with the messages coming out the rest of the government.

This morning, permanent bureaucrats at the FDA got into the act, making similar remarks about a supposed looming domestic epidemic just as the Dow had risen by more than 400 points. The index lost almost all of that gain within 10 minutes of the FDA’s statement.

Despicable Chuck Schumer spent most of the day on Tuesday doing everything he could to portray the administration as uncaring and incompetent – a direct shot at Ms. Messonier’s qualifications when you think about it – claiming that the $2.5 billion in additional CDC funding the President requested over the weekend just isn’t enough. Because no amount of federal deficit spending is ever enough for any Democrat, right? Right.

CBS got into the act at last night’s Democrat debate, with its moderators offering a series of powder puff, leading questions about the coming end of the world, which all 7 depraved Democrat presidential candidates took turns addressing in the wildest alarmists terms.  By the time they were done, you’d have guessed the entire nation was under quarantine and that this virus with a 2% mortality rate in China was as deadly as Ebola.

But that kind of rank panic-mongering still wasn’t quite enough for these depraved skunks and snakes. On Wednesday morning, the Democrats who are in the process of turning the City of San Francisco into a 3rd-world quality toilet bowl declared an actual state of emergency over the Coronavirus. This declaration came at a time in which that city has experienced a total of … wait for it … wait for it … ZERO cases of that virus within its city limits, county limits, or regional limits.

It’s no different than if the San Francisco Democrats had decided to declare a state of emergency about the coming Klingon invasion.

Yes, it’s all very demented. Yes, it’s all extremely despicable. Yes, every time you get to thinking the Democrats and their media flunkies could not possibly begin to plumb the depths of rank depravity even more than they already have, they never fail to surprise you.

But hey, this is who these people are, and it is what they do.

A pox – a literal pox – on all their houses. Please.

That is all.

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