☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Saturday, April 9, 2022 ☙ DOCKED 🦠
Operation multiplier news; Disney stock takes a tumble; irony in the White House; New Zealand has a HUGE mandate win; the 5th Cir. overturns the mandate stay for federal workers; and more...
Good morning and Happy Saturday, C&C! We crushed our multiplier yesterday. Wait till you hear about it. We set new a record. The rest of the roundup is pretty good, too: Operation multiplier news; Disney stock takes a tumble; irony in the White House; a followup on the iJustine story; New Zealand has a HUGE mandate win; the Fifth Circuit overturns the stay on the federal employees mandate and I have thoughts; the FBI loses the Whitmer kidnapping case; and a space report.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 OPERATION MULTIPLIER: I received good intel from our multiplier target yesterday including several updates throughout the day. Are you ready? As of my most recent update, the Coffee & Covid Army had contributed to Moms for Liberty just under ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (precisely, $97,338.00), from 3,805 individual donations averaging $25.58 each. That’s almost 25% more than our previous multiplier operation.
That’s amazing. We’re on a roll! We’re inches away from breaking six figures for the first time.
Do you see what’s happening here? This is truly unique. I am not exaggerating. What we’re doing is not just another fund-raiser. I’m not aware of anything else like it. Let me explain WHY it’s unique.
First, none of us could have affordably stroked a check to M4L for $100K. I take that back, at this point I’d guess we probably do have a very small handful of readers who might have been able to do that. But even they couldn’t do it over, and over, and over. Working together, combining, FOCUSING, we each can make a small donation that is totally affordable and even unremarkable, but adding up to a substantial, game-changing contribution.
It’s like using 20 people to lift a car. It feels effortless to each person but amazes onlookers.
And we are overcoming the Superman fallacy! We’ve stopped waiting for someone else to come save us. We’re saving ourselves, working together, an army of Davids.
And second — and this is a HUGE advantage — we’re doing something that even a billionaire couldn’t do easily. This particular point doesn’t apply to this M4L multiplier, but for all our other contributions, individual donations to the candidates are limited by campaign-finance laws. Individual donations usually can’t exceed a certain amount, like $1,000 or $2,500 or something.
So the additive effect of all our small donations blows past individual contribution limits.
So, for example, we recently multiplied Florida Representative Joe Harding by over $70K — in one day. But Disney and its verminous rodent couldn’t have done that, not legally. And even better, all our recipients can now boast about grass-roots support and show the receipts — because the C&C Army IS grassroots support. Healthy, green, living grass. Not astroturf.
We did it, working together. Yesterday we showed Reuters and Media Matters: come after our courageous pro-freedom leaders and we will just multiply them. Take that. So keep it up, Reuters!
Finally, if you missed yesterday’s multiplier and are just tuning in, it’s not too late. Click here and donate any affordable amount ending in a ‘2’: https://www.momsforliberty.org/donate-now/ (The minimum is $5, so you can do $5.22.) You’re going to feel great after! Do it right now.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🐭 Speaking of verminous rodents, yesterday Fox Business reported on an internal corporate video exposed by investigative journalist Christopher Rufo, in which Disney’s president Karey Burke claimed to employees that Generation Z is “30-40% queerer” than previous generations. I wonder what Generation Z thinks of that. “So Disney better get with it,” Burke promised darkly.
Hahaha! It’s now OFFICIAL DISNEY POLICY to get on with becoming “queerer.” That’s not going to be good for business! It has to be the single dumbest thing an American corporate president has ever said, bar none.
How dumb? Disney’s stock took a huge hit yesterday, with a wild drop in one trading session, now down from a 52-week high around $190 per share to around $130 per share, a massive loss crushing the stock down to a 52-week low. In other words, Disney shareholders have now lost $2.4 billion in stock value.
On a personal level, this week the Childers family canceled its Disney+ subscription, and I dumped my 60 shares of the stock. I never liked that teacup ride anyway. You know, the hurl-o-matic.
Now Disney is in a tough spot. They’ve mobilized their queer (not gay) army and can’t back down. Disney can live off their assets for a while, but this massive blunder conceivably could be the beginning of the end of the entertainment giant’s market dominance.
So, major Disney stockholders, when are you going to get off your butts and replace this out-of-control board? Are you waiting until it’s too late?
🔥 Earlier this week, before all those dems who attended announced they had Covid, Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki if the event to commemorate Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation would be a superspreader event like the Amy Coney Barrett event. Jen Psaki, who is triple-vaccinated and has had Covid TWICE in the last six months, said of course not, because VACCINES weren’t available back when the Coney Barrett event was held. Whoops!
💉 Following up on yesterday’s story about her blood clot, here’s the video where iJustine got jabbed and (mildly) mocked vaccine injuries:
The final shot is iJustin using the fish-face filter; she’s not actually swollen up. It was a joke. But she didn’t know better. She trusted the experts. We’re praying for her high rib and her full recovery.
💉 Just when you were ready to write New Zealand off as a lost cause, this happens. New Zealand media excitedly reported a story headlined, “New Zealand High Court ENDS Jacinda Ardern’s Vaccine Mandate: ‘It’s a Gross Violation of Human Rights’.”
You don’t say.
The plaintiffs in the suit were New Zealand military members and police, who argued two provisions from the country’s Bill of Rights – the right to decline medical procedures and the right to religious freedom.
The Court found particularly significant that the jabs aren’t stopping infections. “Covid-19 clearly involves a threat to the continuity of police and NZDF services. That is because the Omicron variant in particular is so transmissible. But that threat exists for both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff. I am not satisfied that the order makes a material difference, including because of the expert evidence before the court on the effects of vaccination on Covid-19 including the Delta and Omicron variants,” the High Court wrote.
So. Keep fighting, Kiwis.
🔥 The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday revived Joe Biden’s despised federal employee vaccine mandate. The mandate, which had been stayed by a Texas federal court, applies to nearly 3.5 million federal employees who were required to be vaccinated by the end of November. The case is styled, “Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden.”
In the lower action, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Brown had granted a preliminary injunction against the mandate, explaining that the mandate would pose a substantial threat of irreparable harm over the “liberty interests of employees who must choose between violating a mandate of doubtful validity or consenting to an unwanted medical procedure that cannot be undone.”
Thurday’s ruling overriding Brown’s injunction was pretty technical and didn’t reach the underlying merits. The court, deciding two to one, reasoned that under the Civil Service Reform Act, which governs federal employees’ workplace disputes, the lower court lacked jurisdiction to enjoin the vaccine mandate. This is the first bit of good news; the court didn’t overrule the constitutional findings of the lower court. It’s just saying a different administrative process should have been followed first.
The case is far from over.
The plaintiffs must now choose whether to appeal the 5th Circuit’s decision directly to the Supreme Court, or ask the entire Fifth Circuit to rule in a process called “en banc review.” Granted, I don’t have the same nuanced perspective of the great attorneys involved in the case, but my thought is that en banc review would be the better next step.
It seems to me that the winning argument is the federal government improperly exercised legislative powers when it passed the mandate, violating the separation of powers of the different branches of government. Here’s a more technical summary of that argument from one of the amicus briefs filed in the case:
This case concerns the principle that executive officials cannot exercise legislative powers and the common law origins of this principle clearly affect this court’s decision of this appeal. This principle was developed at the common law and that legal history as well as relevant state decisional authorities certainly should be considered when this court decides this appeal. … This proposition applies to President Biden who has unlawfully exercised legislative powers that belong to Congress by issuing Executive Order 14043.
Besides this case, there remain other cases pending arguing other grounds. For example, Liberty Counsel’s case involving federal employees, styled “Federal Civilian Contractor Employer v. Carnahan,” argues the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). RFRA protects federal employees who object to the Covid shots based on their religious beliefs. Significantly, the federal mandate itself acknowledges that employees can request a religious accommodation from the shots.
Thursday’s ruling does not affect the stay of the federal contractor mandate.
Folks, we HAVE to keep fighting these mandates and not go back to sleep. Just because the various injunctions were entered doesn’t mean the mandates are defeated. The legal battles continue. We have to expect these kinds of setbacks and keep working to permanently end the mandates.
For now, Federal employees should make SURE their religious exemption requests are well-drafted and on file. There are abundant resources on my www.coffeeandcovid.com site for help in drafting effective exemption requests. Please, everyone who successfully used that advice to get an exemption, please post in the comments to encourage federal workers and show them it’s possible.
🔥 Yesterday, a federal jury in Michigan found two defendants not guilty on charges of allegedly plotting to kidnap Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and declared a mistrial for the two other defendants.
Prosecutors argued the defendants were seditionists steeped in anti-government extremism and angry about Whitmer’s Covid restrictions. Defense attorneys argued their clients were just credulous weekend warriors prone to big, wild talk, who were often stoned. They said FBI undercover agents and informants tricked and cajoled the men into agreeing to a conspiracy.
It was clear that, absent the FBI, nothing whatsoever would have happened.
In a curious coincidence, the FBI transferred the director of its Detroit office during the fake Whitmer kidnapping plot to the DC Field Office right before Jan 6th. So.
Finally, last AND least, Governor Whitmer, who has never been accused of being a mental giant, blames President Trump. Because science!
🚀 I just watched the Space X Dragon dock with the international space station, after its successful launch yesterday. You may not have fully appreciated it, but this is a historic mission, because it is the first completely private mission to outer space in history. All four passengers were paying commercial customers. It’s a new era in space, and there’s no telling what fruit will ripen from all the new technology. Nice.
It’s a great day! Go enjoy your weekend now, and I’ll see you back here on Monday.
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