☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, March 30, 2022 ☙ NOT A SECRET 🦠
Florida and 20 other states sue the federal government over mask mandates; the House J6 Committee faces a critical disclosure; and a leaker gives us some insight into Disney's gross top managers.
Good morning C&C! It’s Wednesday, and I’m on the road with early meetings today. So we have three quick stories in today’s roundup: Florida and 20 other states sue the federal government over mask mandates; the House J6 Committee faces a critical disclosure; and a leaker gives us some insight into Disney top management, and it’s uglier than something pale, squishy, and fat stuck to the bottom of a rotten log.
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Yesterday, Florida and 20 other states sued the CDC (and others) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, to shut down the federal government’s infinite transportation mandate, including mask mandates on airplanes and school buses. “President Biden’s shortsighted, heavy-handed, and unlawful travel policies are frustrating travelers and causing chaos on public transportation,” Florida attorney general Ashley Moody explained during yesterday’s press conference.
Governor DeSantis chimed in, pointing out how dumb and unscientific the mandates are: “[The mandate is] not something that’s grounded in any science,” he said. “If you have somebody sitting in the window seat and they’re nibbling on peanuts for two and a half hours, they can have their mask down. [But] You have the person in the middle seat that is not eating, and if they just want to read a magazine without their mask, then somehow that would be a big problem.”
Among other things, Florida’s complaint argues that the CDC has no authority to issue broad, economy-wide mandates, and that this mandate is irrational. The complaint points out the government requires masks on local school buses in Gainesville but never explains how that possibly helps stop Covid from spreading between states. The lawsuit also dings the CDC for not requiring the masks during the first 9 months of the pandemic, which shows the mandate is irrational.
Now, if we lived in a rational world, the CDC would respond to the lawsuit by dropping the mandates. That would moot the whole thing. NOBODY except flight attendants’ unions and deranged never-unmaskers want the mask mandates: not the airlines, the passengers, the pilots, the bus riders, or the school kids. So the rational thing to do would be to give in and let the mandates go. Just let them go.
But we don’t live in a rational world, do we? So. All bets are off!
🕵️♂️ Ruh-roh! It looks like a nice pot of trouble, and not just a little k-cup of trouble, might be brewing for the House January 6 Committee. But first a little background.
The January 6th saga involves a bizarre character named Ray Epps that intrepid independent researchers identified from J6 videos. Ray is a reclusive Texan. Numerous videos from J6 show Epps wandering around by himself repeatedly urging protestors to breach the Capitol. I mean, he did it a LOT, practically yelling at people to get inside. Other videos show Epps standing at the barricades and helping move them aside while calling for other people to follow him into the Capitol.
Dispute all that evidence, Epps has never been charged, arrested or even investigated — while almost 800 other people have been, including people who didn’t even go to Washington DC on January 6th.
Attorneys defending J6 folks have been pressing the government to say one way or the other whether Epps was a fed. Because if he was, it would look a lot like the government entrapped people and attacked its own Capitol. Talk about the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing. Anyway, this dispute has been going on for almost a YEAR now, as attorneys for defendants keep asking “the most transparent administration in history” to just say YES OR NO if Epps was an agent provocateur; but the government keeps playing hard to get.
You know, it’s the old, “we can’t disclose our sources and methods,” and “that information isn’t relevant,” and “blah blah blah privileges and confidential security stuff blah blah.” And, of course, the corporate media is completely disinterested, referring to the notion that Epps might have been working with the government as just another fact-checked conspiracy theory.
Still, even though media might be disinterested in him, Epps’ name has percolated to the highest levels of the discussion, like in a January 2022 video that is now famous among J6-circles, where Senator Ted Cruz bluntly asks the FBI’s assistant director during a Senate hearing whether Epps was a double agent or not. But the government, well, they just couldn’t say:
SEN. TED CRUZ: “Miss Sanborn, was Ray Epps a fed?”
ASS. DIR. JILL SANBORN: “Sir, I cannot answer that question.”
How can they be expected to answer a question like that? It’s so hard to keep track! Apparently the FBI has wound up SO MANY nutjobs and sent them off to help normal people to do lawless things and attack stuff that it is starting to forget about some of them.
Or, the government is just obfuscating and hiding stuff again. I know you find that hard to believe.
Anyway, it’s taken a long time, but a federal judge has now ordered the government to turn over whatever it has about Epps’ connections to law enforcement, if any. At a court hearing yesterday, the judge asked the government why it hasn’t complied yet. The government’s fascinating answer was, “What I can … tell the court is that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been working on a disclosure pertaining to Mr. Epps,” government attorney Karen Rochlin said, adding that she expected it to take, “another week or two” for the information to become available.
“A disclosure.” They’re going to disclose something about Epps. But what? Again with the demure word games. It seems fair to conclude that if they were going to just deny that Epps was connected to law enforcement, they wouldn’t need a “disclosure.” Because you don’t need a disclosure to deny something. A disclosure is a release of information pursuant to a duty to do so.
If they are finally forced to disclose that Epps was, in fact, a federal stooge, I will mercilessly mock them. For several posts. At least.
🐭 Disney is run by awful people. I don’t just mean that in a general or categorical way. I mean literally, the people running Disney are the worst. They’re gross and disgusting. Let me explain.
Recently some top Disney execs jumped on an “emergency” zoom meeting to jabber about how to respond to the new Florida law banning sexual instruction in K-3rd grades. And apparently Disney has a righteous mole or leaker, because yesterday the video was leaked, and it’s out there now. And it is truly revolting, stomach turning, and nauseating. It’s hard to imagine that people really think and talk like this.
It’s even harder to imagine how these people got put in charge of the Disney corporation.
First up is Karey Burke, the president of Disney General Entertainment Content. In her clip, Burke can be seen bragging and virtue signaling that she is “the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child.” So, that’s weird. How exactly does that happen? But her not-so-private family details aren’t really the story. Burke goes on to say she supports having “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” and — get this — she wants a minimum of FIFTY PERCENT of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities.
Next, Disney’s diversity and inclusion manager Vivian Ware spoke about changes they’ve made to the theme parks to promote transsexual lifestyles, but in subtle and subconscious ways. Ware offers an example of how, during pandemic shutdowns, they eliminated all mention in its theme parks of “ladies,” “gentlemen,” “boys,” and “girls” to create “that magical moment” for children who do not identify with traditional gender roles.
Ms. Ware, who speaks in a surprisingly deep voice, just saying, thinks it’s a magical moment when a child encounters gender dysphoria. Why on Earth? She mentions more, like they are trying to figure out how to stage-manage words like “princess,” because according to Ware, not all kids who “identify as female” want to be referred to by gendered words. So these idiots are busily trying to “engineer” new words to replace those offensive old words.
Finally, Disney’s executive producer Latoya Raveneau explains she was shocked back when she first started work at Disney because there wasn’t more queer programming. Latoya admits that, wherever she could, she started inserting queerness into Disney videos, like having two same-sex characters kissing in the background, and she brags that no one was trying to stop her. Since then, she explains her entire team has implemented a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and is regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming.
So basically, Disney is run by a pack of wild groomers. Maybe they could make an animated version of how Disney was occupied by woke gay activists. Also, where are the men? Do they have any real men left at Disney? I’d like to hear from people who look like the guys who used to run the company, to get their views on turning Walt Disney World into a queer-friendly, non-gendered, trans-safe space. Which all sounds great except it doesn’t sound too safe for normal kids.
I don’t think this leak is going to be good for business over at the Giant Mouse House.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and we’ll pick the news apart together tomorrow.
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