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☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, May 11, 2022 ☙ UFOs AND FREE STUFF 🦠
Good morning and Happy Wednesday, C&C! Today’s roundup includes: Bill Gates has covid, allegedly; conservatives startup a non-woke investment fund; a leading Dem State Rep catches on media fire in a sordid scandal; you’ll never guess who Biden identifies who’s to blame for inflation; the federal government gives us new free stuff; and in the Minority Report, Afghanistan ‘unexpectedly’ goes downhill; and UFOs are now, apparently, a national security threat.
🗞 *THE C&C ARMY POST* 🗞
🪖 Operation Multiplier Update: As of mid-day yesterday, the C&C donation total for Senator Ron Johnson passed $175K, not including mailed checks. It is conceivable that once all the donations are in, it could surmount $200K. Amazing. Doesn’t it feel great to be part of that?
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Billionaire vaccine-champion and human population skeptic Bill Gates tweeted yesterday that he has somehow gotten symptomatic covid.
Would it hurt my social credit score if I suggested remdesivir and the vent? Just kidding. Mostly.
🔥 Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, conservative billionaire Peter Thiel, and investor Vivek Ramaswamy, the author of “Woke, Inc.,” are putting together a brand-new investment firm to compete against large money managers and giant hedge funds promoting woke “stakeholder capitalism” and “political agendas.”
Bloomberg, quoting Ramaswamy, suggests “everyday Americans” want companies to deliver “excellent products and services,” and not support “divisive political issues that fragment them as both customers and shareholders of these companies.” Bloomberg added the quotes, not me. As in, QUOTE, excellent products, UNQUOTE.
The only way to interpret Bloomberg’s scare quoting is, although supposedly a high-end financial magazine in a capitalist country, Bloomberg thinks the phrase “excellent products and services” is theoretical or political or somehow doubtful or slightly offensive.
Maybe it’s racist now to want, quote, “excellent products and services,” unquote.
Anyway. We wish the best to Ackman, Thiel, and Ramaswamy in their new venture, which has already raised $20M. Competing with the giant woke investments funds should be like shooting lab rats in a barrel, because unlike Bloomberg, I think the market DOES want excellent products and services. Without scare quotes.
🔥 Pro-CRT Florida State Representative Ramon Alexander is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment which he has been already forced to at least partially admit to. If the allegations are true, the story would be pretty ugly for the whole state party. Alexander has been a media darling in Florida for his outspoken opposition to Governor DeSantis, and because he is first in line to head up the State Democratic Party here.
But news broke yesterday that former FAMU assistant athletic director Michael Johnson had filed a complaint with the Florida Human Rights Commission alleging, among other things, that Representative Alexander had sexually harassed and intimated him. Reporters ran to Alexander for comment.
The 37-year-old married father of two wisely refused to answer questions about the details, but, probably trying to blunt his legal exposure, did generally admit that “I had a consensual adult relationship with Mr. Johnson, but at no point was I ever his employer[.] My family and I have been working through this for many months and I am sincerely sorry for my actions.”
Even though Alexander isn’t talking, Johnson is. He’s talking a blue streak. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Johnson even gave the paper a half-dozen sexually explicit texts and photos and a video clip from Alexander apparently showing him involved in a private act of self-gratification that he probably should have kept to himself. The texts also included an explicit proposition from Alexander for the two men to do something that used to be considered a crime on his desk at the Capitol.
There’s more, but this is a family blog. Suffice it to say there are substantial credible details about what appear to be prosecutable crimes. Representative Alexander is about to have his, um, hands full, dealing with some serious legal issues. With Governor DeSantis’ original opponent Andrew Gillum in mind, there seems to be a pattern emerging in the values of people the democrats are choosing to lead their party in Florida.
Alexander’s final tweet was on February 3rd, when he posted a link to a video showing him railing against what he called the “White Discomfort bill” and against the Governor. Before that, he’d tweeted more or less daily. Since February 3rd, Alexander has been completely twitter silent.
🔥 After creating historic inflation by over-reacting to covid and tripling the money supply, Reuters reported that Joe Biden said yesterday he now understands why people are upset. “They’re frustrated, and I don’t blame them,” Biden said, squinting and stroking his chin. “I want every American to know that I am taking inflation very seriously and it is my top domestic priority,” Biden promised reporters.
Well, that’s terrifying. I was thinking it couldn’t get any worse, but if Joe is making it his TOP priority, maybe it’s time to start buying up gold bars or something.
Joe feels that the only reason Americans are blaming him is that he’s occupying space in the White House that could be used for other purposes. “We’re in power,” Biden said when asked whether he deserved the blame for high prices. “We control all three branches of government.”
But Joe also wanted reporters to know who is REALLY to blame for inflation. Not him. And not even Putin. It’s REPUBLICANS. Reuters reported that Biden “sought to deflect blame to Republicans, who he said have less of a plan than he does and have thwarted his policies to fight it.”
Republicans have “less of a plan” than he does. I think he means that while he has like 56% of a plan, Republicans only have 32% of a plan, so they should have the blame for inflation, even though Joe controls all three branches of government. Or something. It’s a little hard to follow the logic.
To be honest, I didn’t really try that hard.
🔥 Biden announced yesterday that — Ta-Da! — his federal government is now going to give everyone free internet, up to $30/month. Wheee! Free stuff! The plan’s details suggest the federal government is going to pay cable providers to deliver basic high-speed packages to low income households, for free. Low income is defined as “below 200% of the federal poverty line.”
If you want to see if you qualify, go to getinternet.gov.
I know what you’re thinking, but this is nothing new. The Roman Emperors did the same kind of thing to keep people happy and distracted. That’s where “bread and circuses” came from, not to mention the Coliseum, the building of which required looting the entire city of Jerusalem and tearing down its Temple.
Basically, you can’t afford to go on vacation anymore, but here’s some internet to keep you entertained. You can watch other people go on vacation.
🚀 *THE MINORITY REPORT* 🚀
🚀 The UK’s iNews ran a story this week headlined, “Taliban orders all Afghan women to cover their faces in public.” Women’s groups in the US took a break from complaining about a draft Supreme Court decision, to stand up for their sisters in Afghanistan and complain about the Biden Administration’s disastrous withdrawal from that country.
Haha, just kidding. Women’s groups were silent as the tomb as a patriarchal spokesman for the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice read the decree from the group’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada at a press conference in Kabul on Saturday.
He said that if a woman fails to cover her face, her father or closest male relative could be imprisoned or fired from government jobs. That should create a nice safe home environment for ladies in Afghan.
In March, the Taliban shut down girls’ high schools on the very morning they were scheduled to open. I bet you haven’t heard anything about that progressive development either, have you? Weird.
Here’s a nice photo of some Afghan ladies in 1960, before the communists got there:
🔥 As many of you know, the U.S. and the World Health Organization, which President Trump tried to de-fund, are all set to sign a revised agreement in two weeks that observers say will give the global health agency sovereign control over US citizens in cases of emergency. And the WHO gets to declare the emergencies.
I’ve held off writing about this developing story because it isn’t clear to me what can be done to stop the revised agreement from being signed. It appears that the Biden Administration needs no further authorization from Congress in order to move forward. It appears we went off the rails back when the original agreement was authorized. I predict we’ll need lawsuits attacking the agreement. Lots of them.
👽 Finally, as if we didn’t already have enough problems, the House Intelligence Committee announced a new subcommittee is holding a public meeting on May 17th to discuss UFOs, which are identified in the announcement as a “national security threat.” We haven’t had an official government UFO committee meeting in 50 years. Even if they exist, why are UFOs a threat to our national security now? Are the aliens invading, or something? Anybody have a theory about why this is suddenly such a priority?
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!
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