☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Friday, July 22, 2022 ☙ HERCULES 🦠
All you need to know about Joe Biden’s covid infection and his oil cancer; Russia restarts Nordstream; EU gas cuts grow; migrant busing strategy working; Newsweek reports a Putin speech; lots more...
Good morning, and Happy Friday, C&C! In today’s roundup: everything you need to know about Joe Biden’s covid infection and his oil cancer; Russia restarts Nordstream; EU gas cuts grow; migrant busing strategy working; blue states buckle under border busing; Chelsea Clinton accuses Substack authors of grifting; Newsguard downgrades Fox; and Newsweek actually reports on a Putin speech.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
💉 Hahahaha! We’ve come this far! Fox News quoted Admiral Giroir in a telling article headlined “COVID Vaccines ‘Provide Very Little Protection’ Against Infection: Former HHS Assistant Secretary for Health.”
Very little protection! Hahaha! My sides hurt from laughing! Wait, say it again! Hahahaha!
That’s what “95% protection” will get you, folks. A year of threats of getting fired if you won’t take it and then they just say, well, OF COURSE it offers very little protection. Only a moron would have thought it stopped you from getting infections or anything. You people are SO DUMB. Good thing we have experts like Admiral Giroir.
The Admiral’s comments were in light of Joe Biden’s newly-diagnosed covid infection. He must not have been wearing his mask right. Or maybe he should’ve gone for a fifth booster.
So that was the big news yesterday: the Big Guy finally announced he’d gotten it. Well, sort of. After Joe Biden told reporters he had cancer, the White House gaffe team scurried to correct the quadruple-jabbed politician, who has COVID, not CANCER.
It was just a silly mistake that anyone could make; you know Joe.
But don’t worry, he’s still working on inflation and Ukraine and so forth. The former Vice President continues to toil away in quarantine. So that’s good. But still, his health problems are starting to add up. In April he disclosed that, while growing up, he was part of an unlucky asthma cluster that left him and 8 out of ten of his friends with the debilitating but manageable illness. Specifically, the 79-year-old said:
“I have asthma and 80% of the people who, in fact, we grew up with have asthma.”
(Don’t worry about Joe referring to himself as “we.” He just does that sometimes.)
So then Wednesday, Biden explained that ROAD OIL had given him cancer, along with so many of the other people we, I mean HE, grew up with:
“My mother drove us, and, rather than, us be able to walk. And guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get — literally — the oil slick off the window. That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up have cancer. And why, I can’t, for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the Nation.”
So I learned a lot from this. The first thing I figured out is there’s a terrifying cancer-asthma cluster in Biden’s neighborhood. Someone should alert the EPA. The second thing is: oil causes cancer! The third thing is, old style wipers can somehow remove oil from car windshields. Finally, Delaware was hardest-hit by road oil pollution, back in the day.
Anyway. Biden’s handlers raced to cover up his latest malady, claiming he was just talking about a 2020 skin cancer diagnosis, a different cancer that they also covered up and have only just disclosed. So, it’s been a tough couple years for poor Joe Biden, who has asthma AND oil cancer, AND he just recovered from skin cancer.
And now, on top of everything else, he has covid! So, a little sympathy is in order, if you don’t mind.
First, as questions swirled about Biden’s oil cancer, the White House announced, never mind about that oil cancer, we mean skin cancer — Joe’s tested positive! It’s confirmed! The Big Guy has covid. With undetectably-mild symptoms like a dry cough and fatigue. (Fatigue? How could you tell?)
Experts like Doctors Marc Seigel and Brett Giroir quickly speculated that Biden’s gaffe-laden speech Wednesday, where he “incorrectly” said he had oil cancer, might have been a result of BRAIN FOG caused by his covid infection.
Dr. Marc Seigel said covid brain fog is common, it could happen to anybody: “Especially since one of his symptoms that he was talking about was fatigue last night … I think that that symptom might imply a certain amount of brain fog … maybe that explains some of the comments that he made yesterday, you know, about being confused about the cancer issue.”
Later yesterday, Biden tweeted out a highly-polished video showing the frisky White House resident all pent up in quarantine, tells fans not to worry, he’s quadruple-jabbed and he feels GREAT. He’s getting SO much work done.
Still, it seems a little weird. Someone important, I can’t remember who, said if you took the shot, you wouldn’t get covid. I don’t recall all the details but it seems like it was about a year ago. It was somebody important, I think:
Or it could have been a lady doctor:
Maybe it was Pfizer:
Or maybe it was some other TV doctor, who knows:
I guess we’ll never know. Another mystery was the White House couldn’t say WHO Joe got covid from, but rather said that wasn’t important right now. Who cares? So, contact tracing is officially dead, I guess.
Another reason not to worry is they said Joe has started taking his Paxlovid. Of course, they had to discontinue his Eliquis prescription, because it is contra-indicated when taking Pfizer’s covid drug. Eliquis is a blood thinner Joe supposedly takes for his afib diagnosis.
White House officials didn’t address the FDA’s warning that “premature discontinuation of any oral anticoagulant, including Eliquis, increases the risk of thrombotic events.” Thrombotic events? In other words: blood clots. Like … well, you know.
Back in 1988, quadruple-jabbed Biden survived TWO brain aneurysms, which can be caused by … blood clots. Eliquis lowers the risk of strokes and clots in people with atrial fibrillation. So it’s kind of important. But all heart meds must be stopped while taking Paxlovid, so. First things first.
Anyway. We pray for a quick recovery and that Mr. Biden does not lose his sense of smell. He so loves smelling things.
Aneurysms, skin cancer, asthma, atrial fibrillation, oil cancer, covid, and now, on top of everything else, covid brain fog. No wonder!
🔥 President Trump quickly issued a statement about Biden’s covid case. It is a literary masterpiece I might aspire to on one of my best, most sarcastic days:
Read it a couple times. It only gets better.
UPDATE: I have been informed Trump’s message was a very well-written hoax. Too bad! It’s still funny.
🔥 CNBC ran a story yesterday headlined, “Russia Resumes Gas Flows to Europe After Fears of a Total Shutdown.”
The gist is that after widespread anxiety that Russia would hold Europe completely hostage through passive-aggressive excuses about missing parts and repairs, or by sandbagging them somehow some other way, the gas provider announced the gas should be coming back online soon. At levels 60% lower than last year.
Whew! That was a close one.
🔥 In related news, ZeroHedge ran a story yesterday headlined, “IEA Chief: Europe Must Cut Gas Usage 20% To Survive Winter.”
Executive Director of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol issued a “red alert” for European energy markets this week, explaining, “Even if there is no single accident… Europe still needs to reduce its gas consumption about 20% compared to today in order to have safe and normal winter months.”
That’s even WITH the resumption of NordStream-1 gas. And, it didn’t take long for the “required” gas reductions to jump from 15% on Wednesday to 20% yesterday. Give it a few more days.
Mr. Birol exhorted Europe to come up with an emergency plan. He said Germany is the most vulnerable country, followed by Italy and some Eastern European countries. But … GERMANY.
How it started:
How it’s going:
🔥 Conservative governors have been shipping illegal migrants to blue cities, and the tactic — intended to get media attention focused on the problem — appears to be working. This week, two faux sympathy stories broke all over corporate media about NYC and DC’s migratory woes.
NBC New York ran a story this week headlined, “Asylum Seekers Flooding NYC Shelters, Mayor Says, Calling on Feds for Help.” To big blue cities, apparently the federal government is like your parents, and you can always just move back in with them when you can’t afford your own rent.
Anyway, the article says on Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams demanded the federal government help pay for a tsunami of asylum seekers flooding into the city, with busloads of people from border states straining the city’s “safety net.”
It’s the mandates, of course.
Among all the other mandates, New York City has a “right to shelter” mandate, meaning any homeless asylum seeker who comes to town, by any means, MUST be put in a bed somewhere.
Adams whined, “Currently, New York City is experiencing a marked increase in the number of asylum seekers who are arriving from Latin America and other regions. In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases, it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.” He said over 2,800 asylum seekers have recently entered the city’s shelter system.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey denied Adams’ claim, admitting they were sending illegal migrants to DC but not to NYC. But Adams’ spokesman called the governors heartless cowards: “If they need financial help, they should ask for it instead of heartlessly sending asylum seekers on their way with a one-way ticket.”
At a White House press briefing, Biden’s diverse mouthpiece Karine Jean-Pierre said the administration reached out to both Mayor Adams and DC Mayor Bowser, and said the free bus rides were just “shameful.”
🔥 As to the DC side of things, Trending Politics ran a story this week headlined, “DC Homeless Shelters Packed With Illegal Migrants Who Were ‘Tricked’ Onto Buses.” For her part, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser took her complaints directly to the nation on Sunday:
DC’s Mayor says Texas and Arizona are “tricking” illegal migrants into getting on buses to DC, and like Mayor Adams, Mayor Bowser wants the federal government to help her out.
The Washington Examiner put it pretty bluntly in an article this week headlined, “DC Democrats Beg for Help as Border States Bus Migrants to Biden’s Backyard.” The article reported over 150 buses from Arizona and Texas transported nearly 6,000 illegal migrants to the nation’s capital over the last three months.
The point of the busing was to force the corporate media to start covering the problem and to push Biden to answer questions about the border invasion.
I think the governors’ strategy of shipping illegal migrants to blue cities is working. Even some conservative critics are coming around to my way of thinking. Fox News host Pete Hegseth admitted yesterday “I’ve been wanting Greg Abbott to declare an invasion which gives constitutionally the state of Texas additional powers. And I downplayed what he was doing on busing illegals to D.C.; I think I was wrong on that.”
🔥 Professional globalist grifter Chelsea Clinton called Substack authors like me, “anti-vaxx grifters.” Specifically, she was referring to an article in the Guardian this week that called out Dr. Joseph Mercola and Alex Berenson, who each have tens of thousands of paid Substack supporters.
The Guardian asked Substack for a comment on its hit piece, and Substack responded, saying:
As we face growing pressure to censor content published on Substack that to some seems dubious or objectionable, our answer remains the same: we make decisions based on principles not PR, we will defend free expression, and we will stick to our hands-off approach to content moderation.
Chelsea has written a bunch of feminist kids’ books for which she was paid millions, she sits on a bunch of boards getting giant salaries, and NBC paid her $600K a year to be a part-time contributor until the show got cancelled due to low ratings. I bet you never heard of any of her books, her philanthropic activity, or her NBC show. But she got rich off them.
🔥 Newsguard, which advertises itself as a barometer of the trustworthiness of various news sources, yesterday downgraded Fox News from Green (“trustworthy”) straight to Red (“proceed with caution”).
So I guess dems will stop watching Fox News now?
🔥 In a very interesting development yesterday, Newsweek actually reported on a recent Putin speech in a cover article headlined, “Putin Warns West Current World Order Is Over and New Era Is Coming.”
In what must have been very confusing for rank-and-file leftists, Newsweek reported Putin’s remarks that the West is “inherently racist and neo-colonial,” and how Western economic success only comes from “the robbery of other peoples both in Asia and in Africa.”
Haha, Putin is colonializing wokecabulary. This reminds me of an effective strategy that college conservatives have been using lately. When their woke students councils pass resolutions that the colleges are “structurally racist,” the conservatives demand investigations and federal sanctions for racism, since it’s already been determined that racism is rampant there. Whoops.
Here, as Newsweek reports, Putin is using the elite’s own rhetoric against us. If, as our elites insist, the West is inherently racist, then why should anyone follow or even listen to the West at all? They’re just a bunch of ignorant prejudiced people.
Newsweek reported that Putin warned, “no matter how much Western and supranational elites strive to preserve the existing order of things—a new era is coming, a new stage in world history.”
It sounds a lot like Putin is saying a ‘new world order’ is coming. But, he says, the globalist model is no good. Because of our inherent racism and new-colonialism, “the West simply cannot offer the world its own model of the future.”
In a video of clips from the speech attached to the article, Putin warned we are past a point of no return, “Revolutionary transformations are increasingly gaining momentum and strength. These tremendous changes are certainly irreversible.” Returning to his theme about the West’s bad position to tell anybody else what to do, he asked, “why should this ‘golden billion’ of all the population on the globe dominate everyone and impose its own rules of behavior?”
Significantly, the video ends with this telling statement, not quoted in the article: “the globalist, allegedly liberal ideology underlying [the West] is more and more acquiring the features of totalitarianism.”
He’s not wrong about that one! We’ve seen it firsthand.
There are several takeaways. First, this is a significant story because the media has mostly embargoed Putin’s speeches. For some reason corporate media must be thinking it’s unavoidable to continue blacking him out. Second, the article wasn’t just the usual boilerplate of anti-Russian hysteria that we’ve grown used to seeing. Newsweek actually reported his speech fairly neutrally.
Finally, the anti-globalist rhetoric from Putin’s speech contradicts the post-covid narrative, which is unabashedly pro-globalist, because safety. It’s an interesting development, suggesting some kind of pivot might be popping up on the radar.
Still, if I get to vote, I prefer NO new world order. Not Putin’s or G.W. Bush’s or the globalists’ new world orders. But maybe, after covid, there’s no going back to the old version now.
The only way out is through.
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