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The 5DAY army shifts into high gear as the legislators return to Tallahassee. We’ve got some helpful links today, another celebrity comes out against vaccine mandates and gets attention from the White House right before she gets put in Twitter jail, more cock-ups from the feds, the FDA declines Pfizer’s booster application, and the Governor outlines his response to Biden’s attack on sick Floridians. And, another great report in Florida’s weekly Covid data.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
☎️ The 5DAY HQ was closed for retooling for a couple days this week, since I’ve been buried in trial prep, and our amazing volunteer coordinator had a personal tragedy and understandably took a little time off. But we are back in business now.
The Florida legislature will be physically back in Tallahassee on Monday — the same day as my vaccine-mandate trial — and will have no more excuses for failing to call a special session to fix vaccine choice and mask choice. If they don’t do it, it will be because they think your body doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to your employer or the state, and they can do whatever they want with it. Vaccines, chips, marks. Whatever.
I do not hold with that.
We have been calling House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson for WEEKS with zero response. What I have been told by trustworthy sources — but haven’t confirmed directly with Sprowls or Simpson — is that Sprowls and Simpson are enthusiastic supporters of forcible masking and forced vaccination.
At first I could not, would not believe it. How could unrighteous men with reprehensible beliefs like that get into top leadership in state government in a red state? It seemed impossible, unbelievable. But as the weeks wore on, and tens of thousands of our calls were blithely ignored by these men, without even a public remark, I began to consider that what I have been told by more than one person was true after all.
So, before I make any further assumptions, I am calling on Mr. Sprowls and Mr. Simpson to contact me TODAY to clarify their position on whether human bodies are property. Are our bodies the property of private employers and the state? Or do our bodies belong to the humans who occupy them? If I do not hear from you gentlemen, then I will assume that the position I stated above is in fact your position, and we will revise our approach to this issue accordingly. You both know how to reach me.
NEW SCRIPT: “We expect a special session to begin promptly on Monday morning. You know full well that Biden and other evil actors are planning to wreck our economy and treat all of us like farm animals to be vaccinated for a more profitable herd. But humans AREN’T farm animals. We want the representative to take a public stand on this TODAY.”
🔥 Corey’s Digs put together a helpful roundup of resources for employees dealing with body-stealing employer mandates: [Covid-19 Resources: Medical, Legal, Forms, Jobs & Other Critical Information | coreysdigs.com](https://www.coreysdigs.com/health-science/covid-19-resources-medical-legal-forms-jobs-other-critical-information/?fbclid=IwAR00QJkhSCwwTkt2Jlm4Ta5xfSsdlb1yhDAFd5OE9dpiaCGz5q-Kku2LhbQ)
🔥 For those of you who have religious objections to the vaccine mandates, here is a very well-reasoned and well-argued theological case against vaccine mandates by a very smart pastor: [5 Reasons Why Mandatory Vaccinations Are Unbiblical](
🔥 On Monday, I will be in trial litigating to stop the City of Gainesville’s vaccine mandate. Here’s a link to the order setting the hearing if you want to check it out: https://tinyurl.com/upryey.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Well. Celebrity Trinidadian-American rap artist Nikki Minaj has got the White House’s attention. Yesterday, after calling on her fans to protest the CDC, press secretary Jen Psaki announced to the press pool that “We offered a call with Nikki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she had about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. This is pretty standard and something we do all the time.”
Yeah, I BET they do it “all the time.”
I would love to attend that call, Nikki. I assume you aren’t interested in being treated like a five-year-old by some handpicked “expert” but we could have some fun with it. I’ll be your lawyer! Somebody in the C&C army knows Nikki. Let her know for me.
Anyway, a group of her fans gathered outside the CDC in Atlanta yesterday and chanted, “Nikki Minaj told me the truth! Fauci lied to me!”
See? That’s where the beclowned public health establishment now disgracefully finds itself. Crushed under the flabby belly of a corpulent circus performer. People believe rappers and not government experts now. Apparently.
The controversy started with this tweet from Minaj:
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied”
So Minaj told her fans about something that actually happened, didn’t tell them NOT to take the vaccine, just to pray about it and be comfortable with the decision. That’s the part they didn’t like. That she said to pray about the decision. You know, like a human being instead of a farm animal. Farm animals don’t pray about stuff.
So of COURSE twitter deplatformed her. On Wednesday, Minaj said on Instagram, “So you guys, if you haven’t already heard, I have been suspended from Twitter. Twitter. Twitter!”
Because you can’t have people saying folks should pray and make their own decisions and not be bullied by the experts. That’s misinformation.
And then on Friday, a CNN reporter wrote to Minaj’s cousin’s friend — the gentlemen with the swollen man-cherries — and threatened to doxx him. So Minaj posted the CNN reporter’s texted threat. Check out what the reporter texted to this private Trinidadian citizen:
“And when they find you, they won’t hesitate to reveal where you live or where your gf lives … anything and anyone who is tied to you. If you speak to me, we won’t reveal those details. So, what do you say?”
What’s the media take, you ask? The reporter crossed the line? Nope. “Minaj doxxes journalist.” Hahahahaha! Poor journalist! That Nikki Minaj is SUCH a bully.
🔥 France just recalled its Ambassador to the U.S. over a sketchy nuclear-sub deal Biden abruptly signed with Australia. Now, no major allies recalled their ambassadors while President Trump occupied the White House. Just saying. So in just a couple weeks’ time, the former vice-president has managed to single-handedly destroy our military’s reputation, witlessly strand Americans behind enemy lines, haplessly kill a bunch of civilians with drone strikes, idiotically heavily arm a global terrorist group, brainlessly announce a half-baked and incomplete vaccine mandate plan that immediately fractured the country and sent it into chaos, and now has moronically alienated one of our most important allies.
President Obama once said, “never underestimate Joe’s ability to f*ck things up.”
Well. I didn’t vote for the guy. Don’t blame me.
🔥 Sky News quoted Biden’s post-9/11 ceremony comments in a viral video. In the video, Biden — masked up — can be seen to say:
“Yeah, that. You know. Well, you know … what do you want to do with Biden? I want to box him. I should be so lucky. You know, I mean. But it, it, it’s the kinds of things! Or, you know. Stuff that’s coming out of Florida. Stuff that’s coming out of, you know. Robert E. Lee had been in Afghanistan. You the one! No. Anyway.”
The Sky reporter, with an astounded look, said, “Florida. Robert E. Lee. How is that man dressing himself? Let alone leading the most powerful nation on Earth?”
Well, that seems kind of unfair. It was perfectly clear to ME what Biden was saying: Florida is in the South. Robert E. Lee was in the South. Robert E. Lee was a general. There were generals in Afghanistan. You are a general. Biden is a boxer.
It’s so simple. I don’t know why everybody doesn’t understand it.
💉 In a major setback to the vaccine-industrial complex, the FDA met yesterday and denied Pfizer’s request for approval of its Covid booster shot for the general population. It wasn’t even close. The committee’s vote was 16-3 against. They did allow that nursing home residents, health-care workers, people at high risk of workplace infection, and immunocompromised people could take the unproven but safe and effective booster shots. But that’s it. Not kids. Not healthy people. Not the general public.
According to CNN, the panelists gave five reasons why they withheld general approval of the boosters:
1. The first two doses seem to be working fine at reducing serious illness and death.
2. There is a “sparsity of safety data.”
3. Pfizer’s safety data “is not peer-reviewed and has not been reviewed by FDA.”
4. There isn’t “enough data yet to know what the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis would be following a booster dose.”
5. It’s not clear that the booster is “likely to make a big difference in the behavior of this pandemic.”
💊 Last week, the Guardian UK reported that Australia has banned the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19. Why? Because it is killing folks and not curing the disease? Nope. “The TGA said it was concerned people who may have Covid-19 would take the drug … instead of getting vaccinated.”
Well. We can’t have THAT, now can we? Those dumb cows — oops, I mean people — in Australia don’t know what’s best for the herd. Stop mooing, and get jabbed, Ozzies. Or else.
🦸♂️ In a press conference yesterday, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis explained what the state was doing to push back against Biden’s harebrained scheme to withhold safe and effective monoclonal antibody (mAB) treatments from Floridians. DeSantis announced that he’d already held meetings with mAB manufacturer GlaxxoSmithKline to buy the treatments directly.
At the presser, the Governor said:
“Covid is a treatable illness. And we have to never go back to the days where high-risk people would get infected and they would be told to just go home and hope you don’t get deathly ill. Now, particularly if you’re high risk and you’re infected with Covid, you have an opportunity to avail yourself of a very effective treatment — the mABs — and we are happy to see the declines that we’ve seen, in part because more and more people are aware of it. Now, as the doctor said, you’re going to see fall and winter surges in other parts of the country. Covid works differently geographically. Hopefully it peters out, but I wouldn’t bet my money on that. And so, the question is, how do you deal with that? Clearly you have to have early treatment be part of your approach. We are going to make sure we continue to do that in Florida.”
“We are very, very concerned with the Biden administration and the HHS’ recent, abrupt, sudden announcement that they are going to dramatically cut the number of mABs that are going to be sent to the State of Florida. Just last week on September 9th, Joe Biden said that his administration would be INCREASING shipments of mABs IN SEPTEMBER by FIFTY PERCENT. And yet, on September 13th, HHS announced that it was seizing control of the mAB supply and that IT would control distribution. And then on September 14th, the announcement was, more than fifty percent of the mABs used in Florida were going to be reduced.”
“So this is a dramatic reduction. It’s doubly problematic because these hospital systems are not getting it from the state. They get it directly, and when they need more, they request more. What Biden and HHS are now doing, is they’re saying is that all of the reduced amount will go only to the state, and we’re responsible not just for our sites, but any infusion center, any hospital, and any provider will now suddenly have to come through the state.”
“They just spring this on us? Starting next week we have to set this up? There’s going to be huge disruption, and patients are going to suffer as a result. We are going to work like hell to make sure we can overcome the obstacles that Biden and the HHS have put in place. They’re saying that they’re cutting it for equity.”
“But look — the South has had higher prevalence this summer. That will shift. But the reason we’ve used a lot is that I have made it a priority in Florida. It hasn’t been a priority at the federal level for months and months and months. We saw the need, we saw patients coming in, we saw the gap in information in the population. Less than 10% had an understanding of mABs. We acted. We were able to expand awareness and access. It has saved lives here in the state of Florida.”
“To just pull the rug out from everyone a WEEK after the president said he would increase the distribution to everyone? It’s hugely problematic.”
“We are not able to buy Regeneron directly. mABs are something that has worked, and you should continue to do that. We’ve been thrown a huge curve ball here. So we’re fighting. We’re going to leave no stone unturned. Anyone who needs a treatment, we’re going to find a way to get that to them. And that’s what we’re going to do.”
📊 *COVID IN FLORIDA AND ALACHUA COUNTY* 📊
Now, I want you to go look at all the local Covid-hysteria peddlers’ websites and Facebook pages and see if they’re celebrating the new numbers in Florida’s weekly Covid report. No? So weird, right? You’d think they’d be happy or something.
US Covid admissions are down again, from 2,224 to 2,007.
Florida’s Covid-19 “in use” hospital beds are down, from 11,701 last week to 9,585 this week.
Florida’s cases are down again, from 100,012 last week to only 75,906 this week.
Alachua County’s cases are down to only 985 for the week.
Florida’s positivity rate is down from 13.5% last week to only 11.2% this week.
Alachua County’s positivity rate is down to only 8.5%.
Florida’s cases per 100K are down from 455 last week to 345 this week.
Florida is doing great! That should hold you over.
I’ll see you back here on Monday, unless trial prep is too demanding, which case it may be Tuesday. On Tuesday, I will post my closing argument from the trial. Have a terrific weekend.
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