☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Thursday, October 14, 2021 ☙ CHRISTMAS IN FLORIDA 🦠
A great roundup of good news for you today, with lots of airline and injection mandate updates, and Florida declares it is open for container shipping. You’ll love it.
Happy Thursday! A great roundup of good news for you today, with lots of airline and injection mandate updates, and Florida declares it is open for container shipping. You’ll love it.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🔥 Yesterday, out-of-district former school board member Diyonne McGraw filed suit in the Northern District of Florida against me, my client, and Governor DeSantis. The suit alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy against McGraw that allegedly includes my law firm, my client, the Governor, the judge, the Supervisor of Elections, and the attorney for the school board.
McGraw claims the conspirators violated her civil rights by scheming to remove her from a school board seat that that she wasn’t qualified to occupy. The actual mechanism of the alleged conspiracy is a little murky. It seems to be arguing that the defrauded voters of Alachua County who believed her sworn statement that she lived in the right district were disenfranchised, or something.
I suppose this was going to happen sooner or later. Stand by for updates!
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
✈️ Since it was a weekday that ends in a “y,” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly changed his story, again. On Tuesday he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News that no one was going to be fired for not being injected. What’s the big deal? “We are not going to fire any employees over this,” he said.
Kelly backed down, a little, from claiming that the “extreme weather” discriminated against Southwest. He now claims there is “no evidence” that the recent flight cancellations had anything to do with injection mandates. “There’s just no evidence of that,” he said.
Hahahaha! Some lawyer told him to say that. Saying there’s “no evidence” is not denying it. He’s only saying, “you can’t prove it.” Since a sickout would be illegal, no wonder the pilots aren’t talking about it.
Predictably, Stephanopoulos credulously accepted the CEO’s bizarre wordplay. Sure, that makes sense. No evidence. Oh well, then I guess it WASN’T an employee action. Got it. People LOVE the injections.
🛩️ American Airlines had 883 cancelled or delayed flights yesterday, as the extreme weather turned its baleful gaze upon that airline. Reporters are pointing wildly at a mild storm system over Dallas Forth-Worth, American’s hub. A storm system which didn’t seem to bother any other airlines. Somebody should sue “the weather” for discrimination.
✈️ Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a temporary restraining order against United Airlines, shutting down its injection mandate until it can hear the pilots’ preliminary injunction motion. The judge also prohibited the airline from denying any employee requests for religious or medical exemptions.
“The Court now concludes it is necessary to issue this Temporary Restraining Order to avoid risking irreparable injury and to maintain the status quo in this case pending the Court’s hearing and resolution of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction,” the court wrote, noting that the order is not a ruling on the actual legality of the vaccine mandate. The TRO only lasts until the preliminary injunction motion can be heard.
💉 On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled in favor of 17 New York state healthcare workers who objected to the injections on religious grounds. The judge said the state failed to adequately explain why workers were denied religious exemptions to a vaccine mandate imposed in August.
“There is no adequate explanation from [the state] about why the ‘reasonable accommodation’ that must be extended to a medically exempt health care worker under 2.61 could not similarly be extended to a healthcare worker with a sincere religious objection,” U.S. District Judge David Hurd, a Clinton nominee, wrote in a 27-page opinion granting the workers’ preliminary injunction.
The Court said, “Plaintiffs have established that § 2.61 conflicts with longstanding federal protections for religious beliefs and that they and others will suffer irreparable harm in the absence of injunctive relief.”
🔥 Science giant Intel Corporation’s Covid injection policy is actually sane. It does not mandate anything. Not only that, but vaccinated employees cannot say they do not want to work with unvaccinated employees, Intel’s managers are forbidden from asking for vaccination status, and the company accepts antibody test results as a substitute for vaccination for people who must quarantine after a Covid exposure or for travel requirements. So.
🔥 Mark Levin broadcast a whistleblower email late last night containing info on how the teachers’ union, AG Merrick Garland, and the FBI coordinated with the Biden Administration to gin up a fake “domestic terrorism” narrative against soccer moms to help with the midterm elections. One part of the letter attached to the email explains how the scheme started:
“In early September, Biden Administration stakeholders held discussions regarding avenues for potential federal action against parents with a key Biden Domestic Policy Council official (Jane Doe #1) and White House staff (John Doe #1). Stakeholders also held discussions with senior department officials, including at least one political appointee in the department’s Civil Rights Division (Jane Doe #2). Jane Doe #1, John Doe #1, and others in the White House separately expressed concern regarding the potential partisan political impact of parent mobilization and organization around school issues in the upcoming midterm elections.”
Well, you can’t have that, can you? Not parent mobilization and organization around school issues. That’s won’t be too good for the midterms. Better shut that down pronto, am I right?
The whistleblower letter continues:
“Upon information and belief, at the express direction of or with the express consent of Jane Doe #1, Jane Doe #2 and other Biden Administration officials developed a plan to use a letter from an outside group (‘not the usual suspects’) as pretext for federal action to chill, deter, and discourage parents from exercising their constitutional rights and privileges.”
You better watch out for those soccer moms. They can get fiesty.
💊 There’re two parts to this next story. First, the news part. Scientists at Lausanne University Hospital have discovered a new and super strong monoclonal antibody for Covid-19 treatment. According to the researchers, it is substantially stronger and more effective than the current options. Since the current options are working pretty well, this is good news. Since this antibody targets the spike protein, it might even be useful to people experiencing adverse effects from the injections.
The second part is the funny part. The MedicalXpress article finished with an obligatory hat tip to the injections, without which the article couldn’t have been published, of course. But it’s totally out-of-date misinformation. Check this out. The last sentence in the article says:
“However, this antibody is not intended to replace COVID-19 vaccines, which remain the most effective way to prevent infection.”
The Covid-19 vaccines remain the “most effective way to prevent INFECTION?” Really? Are they SURE about that? Because the situation has shifted a little. Just saying. They might want to update that boilerplate line about how awesome the injections are.
💉 I have a real question. I’ve been thinking about the current narrative that the injections don’t stop infections, but they DO prevent serious illnesses and deaths. My question is, how exactly does that work?
What’s bugging me is we know now that post-injected infected people carry a HIGHER viral load than the uninjected. If they had some kind of partial immune response going, wouldn’t that reduce the overall viral load, as the antibodies knock out PART of the virus? If the virus is replicating more in the post-injected, doesn’t that suggest their immune system is WEAKER than the uninjected?
And, if their immune system is weaker the the uninjected, how does that protect injected from serious illness and death? How exactly does that work?
I wish somebody would explain it to me.
😷 I think the Atlantic might be full of anti-maskers. They ran an article yesterday headlined, “Masks Are Changing How Kids Interact,” and it is ultimately a pretty dire warning about how kids are losing critical social skills and developing anxieties by staying in masks for extended periods. Kids can’t even tell each other apart, or hear each other, and they’ve stopped trying. But then the article goes off the rails suggesting a series of corrections that will make it all okay, like teaching kids to recognize each other through their SHOES, or learning to HEAR emotions through voice tones since you can’t see people’s FACES. Okay. Nothing could go wrong with THAT plan.
Remember what I told you about the epidemic of paranoia and high-functioning schizophrenia? This Atlantic article is example number 1,017.
🔥 50-year old Pennsylvania elementary school teacher Chad Gerrick is under arrest. He got upset when janitors took down some plexiglass barriers that he’d set up in his classroom for Covid-19 mitigation. When he saw janitors removing the barriers, he apparently became violent and started shouting profanities and threats. In addition to threatening to shoot school administrators, he said that, if he contracted coronavirus, he would “come to school and spread COVID to everyone I can,” according to the police report.
Paranoia. Schizophrenia. Et cetera.
🔥 Apparently, The Guardian discovered a lot of mistrust of public health officials and injection “hesitancy” in the Bronx. For some reason. When a Bronx family called a taxi to take an ailing relative to the hospital, the driver warned them, “Don’t go, because they’re gonna kill you in there.”
The article reveals the man took the driver’s advice and stayed home, where his family treated him with purple onion tea. I never heard of that, but he recovered. We call that “dodging a bullet” down here in the South.
Many Bronx residents are, apparently, considering moving out of the Big Apple. Deysia Padilla was given FORTY EIGHT HOURS to agree to take the jab. The 25-year-old mother is now thinking about moving to Florida with her husband and three-month-old baby. The Guardian says that, as of March — March! —almost 34,000 New Yorkers permanently relocated to Florida. I’m guessing the number is quite a bit higher now.
“I worry about the virus, but more importantly, I worry about the vaccine,” said Kelven Esbenel, 24. He works at an Amazon fulfillment center, but has learned that the company may start requiring injections under the Former Vice-President’s new mandates. Now, he said he’s considering moving to Connecticut, leaving his vaccinated family members behind.
🔥 It’s only anecdotal, of course, but I spent the weekend helping a frantic family whose relative — a 33-year old firefighter — was comatose in the hospital in South Florida and the doctors were refusing to treat him for what he came in for, a severe asthma attack, according to the family. They said that the hospital told them that he’d tested positive and on a trache before they knew what was happening. They said they promptly gave the hospital written instructions under their medical power of attorney NOT to give him Remdesivir. The hospital administered the drug anyway.
We tried to get the young firefighter discharged to another facility but the hospital said – for the first time — that his condition had worsened and he couldn’t be discharged since he was not stable.
I ultimately was able to get the hospital’s patient advocate and a doctor from America’s Frontline to help, and the hospital finally started treating the patient’s asthma.
As a result of this case, and similar ones that have come through my office, I am … developing some concerns about what’s going on in some of the big corporate hospitals at this point. Just saying.
⚓ Florida is open for business! As container ships pile up on the pacific coast, where they can’t be unloaded for some reason, Florida’s Ports Council put out a press release telling shippers that Florida’s ports are OPEN, staffed, and ready to work. Florida Ports Council President Michael Rubin said:
“Florida is where your success comes in, and our seaports are the solution to ensure the cargo shipping logjam doesn’t become the grinch that stole Christmas. … Why pay to moor off the coast of California, when Florida shipping lanes are open and serving as the gateway for getting goods to America’s market?”
The press release also says that Governor DeSantis has been busy improving our seaports’ infrastructure:
“Earlier this year, Governor DeSantis infused Florida’s 15 seaports with $250 million in stimulus relief … in addition to other port infrastructure and connectivity investments … to increase our capacity and ability to move cargo and passengers around the world … to become the pier to the world.”
At the federal level, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is ON IT. He told MSNBC that the problems may continue for months and possibly YEARS.
Governor DeSantis just might save Christmas.
Senator Tom Cotton asked Pete Buttigieg where he has been during these airline problems? You may recall that Buttigieg’s political experience was being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Perfect choice for transportation secretary, right?
Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you back here tomorrow morning.
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