☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Tuesday, April 5, 2022 ☙ DON’T SAY MANDATE 🦠
Great news in one of MY cases; Twitter stock BLOWS UP after Musk buys in; Mississippi outlaws Zuckerbucks; interesting news from the latest Pfizer doc dump; and more...
Good morning and Happy Tuesday, C&C! The roundup today includes: great news in one of MY cases; Twitter stock BLOWS UP after Musk buys in; a small correction on yesterday’s Kansas story; interesting news from the latest Pfizer doc dump; Mississippi outlaws Zuckerbucks; and New York City asks Floridians to move there.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 We got some terrific news yesterday in the form of a great order in a truly bizarre case. Yesterday’s order found that I and Governor DeSantis have acted properly when we removed a woke school board member who was unqualified to serve in office because she lived about 300 feet outside her district.
The case sprang out of another suit I filed last year, where I’d helped Alachua County parents remove woke school board member Diyonne McGraw from her District 2 seat. At the time, the school board was just about to narrowly pass — 3-2 — a comprehensive “re-imagining” of the county’s schools, and horrified parents were freaking out. With only a few weeks to act, I quickly got the court to establish that McGraw didn’t actually live in her district, and then I sent that finding to the Governor, who promptly replaced Mrs. McGraw with his selected interim school board officer.
The result was that the “reimagining” was totally shut down, and the added new member shifted the 3-2 balance the other way. The new board majority was ultimately able to remove an incredibly harmful superintendent, Carlee Simon, whose one-woman insurrection against Governor DeSantis resulted in Alachua County being sanctioned by the State of Florida, costing it millions of education dollars.
Well, Mrs. McGraw wasn’t happy about being removed and she filed two lawsuits. The first one, filed in federal court, accuses me and Governor DeSantis of being co-conspirators who allegedly violated Mrs. McGraw’s civil rights. The second lawsuit, filed in state court, said that what I and the Governor did was wrong, and asked that Mrs. McGraw should be restored to her District 2 seat.
It was the second case, filed in state court, which issued a final order yesterday, finding that Mrs. McGraw HAD in fact been properly removed. Among other things, the court said:
The Governor was authorized to issue Executive Order 21-147 through the power vested in him by the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes. The Governor’s declaration that there was a vacancy of the Alachua County School Board District 2 seat was neither an unconstitutional abuse of executive power nor an improper encroachment on the powers reserved to the judiciary.
So, there you go! The case was literally closed.
It’s too bad that lawyers like me who take these cases have to expect to be sued individually after we win. It seems to be part of the normal playbook. Fortunately, I have a Coffee & Covid army backing me up. And, because I am a very stubborn guy, just ask Michelle, this kind of thing only makes me MORE likely to take these cases.
🪖 I don’t need to tell you that the war to lift mandates and keep them off kids and the rest of us isn’t over yet. So I’m not sitting still, and you might be interested in several upcoming events on the “Save A Generation 7-City Tour.“ I am told there are tickets still available ($35), including virtual tickets.
The roster of speakers includes Drs. McCullough, Cole, and Madej, as well as myself (not at all locations), and I can tell you all of us have greatly improved as public speakers with all this practice. This particular seminar series is intended to educate and equip you with information to create change in your state. Check out the trailer at the website.
| April 21 - Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
| April 22 - Tallahassee, FL.
| April 23 - Jacksonville, FL.
| April 24 - Orlando, FL.*
| April 28 - Largo, FL.*
| April 29 - Venice, FL.**
| April 30 - Sarasota, FL.
* Virtual option available.
** VIP Event.
Website including Trailer: https://takeactionforfreedom.com/fltickets/.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🦸♂️ Yesterday’s announcement of Elon Musk’s purchase of just under 10% of Twitter created a frenzy of excitement and enthusiasm for the stock. The share price surged nearly 30% in one day, starting out around $38 and ending just under $50 per share.
Holding 9.2% of Twitter’s outstanding shares, Musk became the company’s single largest shareholder, owning nearly four times as much as the company’s founder, Jack Dorsey.
So we can already conclude a couple things. First, the market approves of Musk’s involvement in the social media giant, a lot. Since Musk is well-known to be a self-described “free speech absolutist,” we can also conclude the market strongly prefers free speech over government-influenced “misinformation-free” rules-burdened speech, or whatever it is we have now.
Second, I can see a clear pathway from Musk’s Twitter purchase to the end of all this crypto-censorship. Imagine if Musk’s purchase wound up influencing Twitter to push back against looney leftwing politics and BlueAnon conspiracy theories, or giving maybe banning AOC like Trump was banned. If that happened, you’d probably need some foam earplugs when all the howling in protest started. I bet Congress would suddenly be ALL FOR free speech on social media.
The number of shares Musk bought was carefully considered. Had he bought a full 10%, he would have been considered an “insider” under SEC rules and it would have greatly limited his ability to talk about the company in public, restricted his ability to buy and sell shares, and it would have opened up new ways for the government to mess with him. The SEC is already “investigating” Musk as an insider over some of his tweets about Tesla, for example.
I can’t wait to see what happens next.
🔥 A minor correction to yesterday’s report on the Kansas bill approving off-label drugs for Covid treatment. As I reported, the bill has been passed in both the Kansas House and Senate, but it appears from the online portal that the two versions are slightly different, so two committees have been formed to reconcile the approved house and senate drafts. In other words, it hasn’t COMPLETELY passed; there’s still some work left to do. But it is close.
On the other hand, I correctly reported that a letter went out to healthcare providers in Kansas advising them that failure to use off-label medications for Covid treatment would violate the standard of care. That’s huge.
(Disclaimer: I’m not an expert in the Kansan legislative process. Don’t sue me.)
🔥 On Friday, Laura Ingraham’s show discussed some of the things that we’re finding in the ongoing court-ordered Pfizer document release. Noteworthy items included:
— Even in their trials, Pfizer’s researchers saw that natural immunity was 100% effective protection. No cases of severe Covid were found in the natural immunity group. These documents were sealed, and that lizard-lipped Fauci went on to pretend like natural immunity was a great mystery to be solved one day along with the hard problem of consciousness or dark matter or something.
— Pfizer’s researchers noticed that jab recipients’ white blood cells actually DECREASED in the first seven days after receiving the injection, making folks MORE LIKELY to become infected, and worse, suggesting some kind of possible harm to the immune system.
— The adverse events the researchers observed were more severe in younger people, who had the least to gain from the shots. That might have been helpful for some people to know during the last year, don’t you think?
So. We’ve only seen two tranches of documents so far. It’s a fair guess that Pfizer would hold the most damaging or embarrassing documents back till the last round of production, hoping that something would change in the meantime.
🔥 Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill yesterday making Zuckerbuck-style election “dark donations” illegal. Progress.
🔥 New York’s Mayor Eric Adams held a great big press conference yesterday to excitedly announce the Big Apple is going to buy a bunch of billboards in Florida protesting the state’s new Parent’s Rights in Education law, which prohibits sex ed and secret trans conversions for kids aged 5-9.
The colorful billboards feature the word “Gay” printed about six hundred times and encourages people to move from Florida to New York City where they can, according to Mayor Adams, “say and be whoever you want.”
It took me about three full minutes to stop laughing.
First of all, everybody knows that you COULD move to New York City and say whatever you want, but you have to mumble it through a mask, and only after getting your ninth booster shot, all while sprily dodging mugger attacks. So there’s THAT.
Second, and what’s especially humorous to me, is this whole “Don’t Say Gay” thing. The anti-DeSantis activists, with the help of corporate media, have renamed the bill, insisting that the law prevents teachers from ever saying the word “gay,” which is simultaneously hilarious and confusing.
When I was a kid in school, we said “gay” constantly, generally while chiding each other. “Don’t be so gay,” was an especially clever and cutting riposte to most insults. But then we were told NOT to say “gay,” because it was insensitive and hurt people’s feelings, so we all stopped. It was, apparently, at that time, BAD to say “gay.”
But now it’s good again! It’s so good, in fact, that it’s a new lefty war cry: we must fight to keep the right to say “gay!” Let’s put up some billboards. And activists have ALREADY filed a lawsuit challenging the law, arguing that not saying “gay” violates students’ First Amendment rights to “receive information,” and is also unconstitutionally vague because the law fails to define what “discussion” means (a hard one) and doesn’t say EXACTLY what is not allowed to be taught in schools.
They sued over the law banning mask mandates too.
Back in the day, back when it was BAD to say “gay,” nobody seemed to mind much about the First Amendment. So, if you think about it, all this new respect for people’s right to say “gay” is really a victory for First Amendment rights! Of course the bill doesn’t ACTUALLY stop anybody from saying “gay,” but who cares about minor details like that.
Even more ironic, as Adams was taking questions from the media after his big billboard announcement, a mom who worked as a lawyer for the City posing as a journalist pressed Adams for answers about his policies about masking kids. She is a liberal and registered democrat.
The mom, Daniela Jampel, was promptly fired by the City’s legal department right after the press conference.
So … you can come to New York City and say anything you want — anything except asking Mayor Adams about his mask mandate! Maybe things would have been different if Ms. Jampel had said “gay” first? You never know.
Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more.
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