☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Thursday, January 6, 2022 ☙ AT ANY LEVEL 🦠
Today's the anniversary of Fauci keeping his job another year; we look at "Jan. 6 hysteria"; updates on testing policies; and more...
It’s Thursday, January 6 — one year since the worst thing that ever happened to this United States of America. I’m referring, of course, to the old puppy-torturer Fauci keeping his job into another administration cycle. It’s also a year since the hysteria around the Capitol protest began, which is currently metastasizing into a disease of Covid-like intensity. As a result of some technical issues this morning, today’s post is shorter than usual. We’ll catch up tomorrow.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 Writing team: we are working on the tech to support such a large group of volunteers, which always takes longer than you think. Stand by for instructions on your first assignment! It’s coming. Read today’s update carefully and start thinking about your first letter to the editor, related to the January 6 panic — Covid panic parallel.
🪖 C&C readers from Virginia have asked me to share this link to an online petition for governor Youngkin to keep his promise to ban childhood Covid injection mandates: https://tinyurl.com/yckjbpbf.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Apparently unsatisfied with investigating stay-at-home moms for “domestic terrorism,” pompous CRT literature peddler and Attorney General Merrick Garland and held a press conference yesterday and excreted an announcement that the Department of Justice would be expanding its January 6 investigations. Again.
Issuing remarks from the bowels DOJ headquarters, Garland said, “The Justice Department remains committed to holding all Jan. 6 perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law — whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy.” Now, he didn’t exactly say WHAT the criteria for “criminally responsible” would be, such as whether someone “liked” a post about a bus trip to the Capitol or something. So you can’t hold him to it. It’s what he SAYS it is, dummy.
So far, the DOJ has arrested over 700 folks, issued 5,000 subpoenas and search warrants, and inspected over 15 terabytes of data, including, presumably, tons of silly TikTok and Instagram videos. What a job. Garland also estimated that as many as 2,500 more people could face federal charges. One wonders when the criminal prosecutions of a single event will reach historic proportions. Does anyone have that data?
A New York Times article on Garland’s threats, I mean statement, quoted him saying that prosecutions would be conducted “at any level,” and then the Times expressly suggested that new criminal prosecutions could include President Trump, his top allies in Congress, former administration officials, Fox News anchors, and others.
For its part, the Democrat January 6 House Committee has also suboenaed or received “thousands of documents,” conducted over 300 witness interviews, and filed criminal contempt charges against several former Trump Administration officials and media figures. By all accounts, it is just getting started.
A CNN op-ed about the Democrat January 6 Commission — also published yesterday — says that one of the MOST IMPORTANT GOALS for the Commission’s investigation is “is looking back and making criminal referrals to federal and state prosecutors if the evidence supports it.”
The Times, cheerleading for federal criminal charges to be filed against the President, quoted a random ‘expert’ saying what the Times really wanted to say. Barbara Perry, described as a “presidential historian” at the University of Virginia, was quoted saying, “You don’t want a president and administration — current or former — to be viewed as above the law by the people.”
It’s just never been done before, but whatever.
I mention the January 6 “investigation” in our C&C newsletter today because it has been baked into a constitutional last supper using Covid-crisis cookbook recipes. In other words, the government is taking an exaggerated ‘crisis’ and is now using that ‘crisis’ as an excuse to invade or destroy Constitutional rights — just like what happened with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. I’ll be covering the developing story as it unfolds.
🔥 Get ready for yet another new crisis! It has the unfortunate media-assigned name “flurona” — and it means testing positive for both flu and Covid at the same time. Or something. Yesterday, the LA Times breathlessly reported that a teenaged boy in LA with “mild symptoms,” who’d just got back from Cabo, won the prize for being the first in the U.S. to test positive for BOTH viruses.
Terrifying, isn’t it?
It cannot possibly have anything to do with test over-sensitivity or anything. So don’t start with me.
🔥 Calm your fears about Covid refugees coming to Florida and voting blue. An analysis reported yesterday by PJ Media of voter registrations since April 1, 2020 shows +274,503 Republican registrations and -51,995 Democrat registrations. So. It’s the coalescing of the free-state coalition.
🔥 This is what a collapsing Narrative looks like. Over the weekend, Science, I mean Fauci, told George Stephanopoulos that “As you get further on and the infections become less severe, it is much more relevant to focus on the hospitalizations as opposed to the total number of cases.” You don’t say. Cases aren’t important anymore! How about that. Science said it.
As I reported yesterday, the State of New York started requiring hospitals to report patients “with Covid” separate from patients being treated “for Covid” this week. And suddenly, many hospitals around the country have started voluntarily reporting with/for statistics, like Jackson Health’s network in South Florida.
In fact, check out how granular the data provided by Jackson Health’s tweeted update was yesterday:
> “Jackson Health System hospitals currently have 468 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 235 patients - or 50% - are admitted to the hospital primarily for non-COVID reasons. Of the 468, 108 are vaccinated, 59 of whom are immunocompromised transplant patients.”
How about that? Fully HALF of patients reported as Covid-positive are just there “with Covid” and are not being treated for the disease. Gosh, it might have been useful to have this kind of specific information say, last summer, when the media was constantly whining about “overwhelmed hospitals” and we were all guessing about how many of them were just “with Covid.”
Also note that the tweet didn’t exactly say how many of the injected were being treated “with” or “for” Covid. That would be interesting to know.
🧪 Finally, and I’ll have more to say about this trend soon, according to its website, the University of Florida has announced that it will no longer publish the number of infected students, faculty or staff on campus. For some reason. A prominent notice on the website now says “Updates to the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect dashboard will be discontinued after Dec. 31, 2021,” and says folks should just ask the Florida Department of Health if they have questions.
Discontinued in the middle of an Omicron surge. How about that?
Science! Shut up!
Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully with all my tech issues washed out with the stale coffee grounds.
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