☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, November 24, 2021 ☙ FREE STATES 🦠
An oversized Coffee & Covid today to get you through the holiday. Supply chains, booster marketing pushes, mystery jabs, White House anger over Florida's new bills, thoughts on free states and more...
Good morning C&C family! It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and I have a three-cup roundup today, to get you through the holiday tomorrow. We look at: new Biden supply-chain restrictions; the Free States work together to keep essential supplies moving into the U.S.; thoughts on the new free/slave state dichotomy; Fauci and the White House peddle boosters; Time Magazine peddles boosters, sort of; one of my clients has a reaction to her booster; another soccer player mysteriously collapses; an appellate court refuses to order a hospital to give a dying patient ivermectin; a Chicago court orders a hospital to let a doctor give a dying patient ivermectin; corporate media discovers the Ocala Covid conference after ignoring it for three weeks; Biden is grumpy about DeSantis interfering with Disney’s plan to fire employees; and you’ll be glad to know Nancy Pelosi finally found her dream retirement home after all that shopping. Guess where the new house is?
🗞*COVID NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Starting January 22, only ‘fully vaccinated’ ‘essential’ foreigners may cross the U.S. land border. The new restrictions apply to truck drivers, government officials, and emergency responders. TRUCK DRIVERS. It’s almost like the federal government is TRYING to crash the supply chain.
Wait! I have an idea. Let’s use illegal immigrants to drive the produce trucks across the border. Illegal immigrants aren’t required to be fully injected. So they can do it. Problem solved.
🗽 I’m an amateur Civil War historian. I’ve been fascinated at how the country is shearing into two distinct economic and political groups, just like in the final ten years marching into the Civil War. The new Free States and Slave States. Except it’s happening faster this time.
Here’s another story illustrating the truth of that analogy. Fox Business reported yesterday that “GOP governors team up to get America’s supply chain moving again.” The subhead says, “Republican governors charge America’s ‘supply chain is in crisis’ under Biden, pledge to take action.”
The article describes how Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is quarterbacking a group of 15 states — including blockbuster states Florida and Texas — to “take action to address workforce shortages and prevent bottlenecks, logjams, and other transportation issues.” So far, the states have made early agreements to work together to ease trucking regulations, encourage rapid development of transportation resources and boost port capacities.
It is looking like the states — at least, the Free States — are starting to gather their power back up, like shepherds searching one-by-one for their lost sheep. State power has been wandering away for decades. Now states have woken up from a long siesta under a tree or something and are recovering their lost powers. The early moves included new regulations on local governments to effectively return power to state governments. In Florida, for example, cities and counties got their so-called “home rule” powers as recently as 1973. Now Florida is passing bills returning power to the state, such as the July package that severely limited local emergency authority, despite leftwing lawmakers’ doomcrying.
After getting it back from local government, the logical next step is for the states to recall powers that have been ceded to the federal government over the decades. One example is Florida’s new bill directing an opt-out of OSHA. This will be harder; the federal government is a lot like the Hotel California. You can check IN all you want. But checking out can be a lot trickier.
In addition to Governor Lee, the governors agreeing to work together include Greg Abbott of Texas, Ron DeSantis of Florida, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Doug Ducey of Arizona, Greg Gianforte of Montana, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Brian Kemp of Georgia, Brad Little of Idaho, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, Mike Parson of Missouri, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, and Doug Burgum of North Dakota.
In a random tweet I came across while researching this update, Christian Walker (167,000 followers), said “I just got to Texas from California. I’m honestly shocked at the freedom. Red States and Blue states are two totally different countries now.”
🪳 I think they’re having some trouble selling the whole booster thing. Fauci filmed a selfie video yesterday promoting the booster shots. In the video, which was tweeted out by the White House, hint hint, he said:
“Hi everyone. This is doctor Tony Fauci here, and I want to talk to you quickly today about the new guidelines that just came out from the CDC and the FDA regarding Covid-19 booster shots. The great news is that all adults are now eligible for Covid-19 booster shots. … boosters are extremely important to keep us safe. IN FACT, WE BELIEVE THAT BOOSTERS WILL LIKELY GIVE YOU THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION YET.”
We believe. Likely. Those are some awesome lawyer weasel words right there. Let me translate for you: “we really have no idea. But we’re hopeful and we want you to take some more spike protein anyway.”
That’s what passes for science these days.
This new push makes convincing the uninjected a lot more difficult. Two shots officially won’t make you “safe” anymore. Now, to “be protected,” you have to sign up for at least THREE shots. As this progresses to four and five and six shots, it’s going to be harder and harder to convince uninjected people to get with the program. I mean, what’s the point? We’ll never catch up now.
They KNOW that uninjected people aren’t going to listen to that despicable old puppy torturer. This video is for the already injected who are still willing to forgive Fauci, for anything. For some reason.
💉 Want some more evidence that the booster shots aren’t selling well in the U.S.? Coincidentally, around the same time the White House tweeted Fauci’s selfie video yesterday, Time Magazine ran an article headlined “Yes, You Should Get a COVID-19 Booster.” The headline implies that someone is wondering WHETHER they should get the extra shot. Who’s wondering? Time Magazine is probably not where the uninjected are going for their injection advice these days, is it?
The online version of the article includes a video of Joe Biden getting his booster back on September 27 after slowly reading a pro-booster message from a teleprompter. He reiterates that “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” and gets a booster shot on camera. A shot of something. Biden is talking when the intramuscular injection is jabbed in — but doesn’t stop speaking or even blink, much less wince, as the needle is apparently seen to be going into his shoulder. Tough guy, I guess. It was real, don’t worry. They wouldn’t lie about something like that.
Anyway, Time explains that “the [CDC] decided to recommend boosters because there is also growing evidence from countries like Israel, where more of the population has been vaccinated for a longer period of time than in the U.S., that infections among vaccinated people are possible, and that some of those people are sick enough to need hospitalization.”
They finally noticed! The article quotes CNN’s TV doctor and former Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen explaining that the injections don’t help for very long, citing studies that “found protection from the vaccines declines from the high 80% to 90% to 40% after five or six months.”
Time says that Fauci thinks the CDC’s guidance that boosters are optional is just confusing people. “If you really want people to get a booster, just tell them what to do,” he said. Who cares what they think? Wen added, “The CDC playing around with ‘should’ vs. ‘may’ wording has further confused people.” Confusion.
Still, despite needing a booster, the injections still work! Here’s Fauci’s attempt at crafting a new Narrative: “if you want to prevent serious disease and reduce hospitalizations, the original vaccination continues to do that pretty well. But if you want to prevent breakthrough infections, boosters are critical.”
Um. That’s not completely clear, now is it? We’re supposed to take the booster to prevent breakthrough infections even though the original jabs are working to keep us from getting sick? What? A good Narrative has to be simple and easy to understand. This isn’t a good Narrative.
So after interviewing all the public health experts and doing its research, where did Time come down on the issue? Check out this telling sentence from the end of the article: “So should you get a booster? Essentially, it couldn’t hurt.”
Hahahaha! Even Time doesn’t want to crawl out on the limb with Fauci! Time’s not saying the booster is going to actually DO anything. But it “can’t hurt!” Not “essentially.” Not much.
Well, maybe a little.
🔥 One of my parent plaintiffs in the Alachua County School Board mask case — which we just won — was admitted to the hospital last night after developing a severe reaction to her booster shot over the last couple weeks. Prayers welcome.
🔥 Another 30-year old soccer player collapsed on the field yesterday in England. Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was taken off on a stretcher after mysteriously and suddenly dropping to the ground in the second half of the Championship game at Reading. It’s so strange. What could be causing all these healthy young players to fall onto the field with brand-new cardiac problems?
The article in the UK Independent doesn’t even TRY to speculate on the cause. It doesn’t mention causes at all.
🔥 Meanwhile, back in the US, a North Texas sheriff’s deputy is fighting for his life in a hospital in Fort Worth. His wife sued the hospital to order the hospital to give him ivermectin. She won in local court, but the hospital appealed to the appellate court, which reversed the injunction. So now the family and their friends are holding protests outside the hospital while the deputy clings to life receiving “approved treatments.”
🔥 But in Chicago, a local judge ordered a hospital to “stand aside” and let a retired contractor’s doctor administer ivermectin, after which he dramatically improved and came off the vent. Sun Hg, originally from Hong Kong, got covid and was near death in a Chicago-area hospital. All other options were exhausted, but the hospital refused to give him ivermectin, even though his doctor recommended it.
Edward Hospital made three arguments why the 71-year-old grandfather shouldn’t get ivermectin. First, the hospital said there could be “side effects.” Unlike remdesivir. Second, ivermectin is prohibited by hospital policy. Third, forcing the issue would be “extraordinary judicial overreach.”
But the judge disagreed. In a zoom hearing, Judge Fullerton said:
“I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside. I am just asking—or not asking—I am ordering through the Court’s power to allow Dr. Bain to have the emergency privileges and administer this medicine … The risks of [ivermectin’s] side effects are so minimal that Mr. Ng’s current situation outweighs that risk by one-hundredfold.”
Dr. Alan Bain then gave Mr. Ng a five-day course of 24 milligrams of ivermectin, from November 8 through November 12. Mr. Ng could breathe without a ventilator within five days, and removed the endotracheal himself. He left the ICU on November 16.
🔥 Down in Florida, the national media has suddenly discovered the Ocala conference where I spoke a few weeks ago. Various Corporate Media outlets are now reporting seven (7) Covid cases out of the hundreds of folks who attended. The story apparently is that, since the doctors who attended were promoting Ivermectin, nobody should ever have been positive or got Covid, and now these seven cases PROVE that ivermectin doesn’t work. Or something.
Dr. John Littel, who organized the event, pointed out that seven cases is hardly a superspreader event. Also, all seven were folks who traveled from out of state to come to the event, and all tested positive within two days afterward, suggesting that their infections predated the conference.
The funny thing is, none of these outlets reported on the conference back when it happened. But they sure knew about it, didn’t they?
🔥 Newsweek reported yesterday that Joe Biden isn’t too happy about the Mouse saying it won’t fire uninjected workers after all. According to Newsweek, the White House has responded with anger and accused Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of going “backward” after Disney suspended its injection mandate at the company’s Florida resort.
“I think the Disney piece is important to differentiate because, as they’re based in Florida and, obviously, the governor there has consistently taken steps to take steps backward, as it relates to fighting the pandemic, not forward,” Jen Psaki said.
Firing uninjected workers is going “forward,” or something.
Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez tweeted, “Biden is reportedly furious with our administration because we dared to challenge his autocratic mandates. Guess what? @RonDeSantisFL is just getting started.”
🔥 And in today’s bottom story, I know you were worried about this, but Nancy Pelosi just found her dream retirement home, a $22 million dollar bungalow. In Jupiter, Florida. FLORIDA. Where Governor DeathSantis just signed anti-mandate laws that made Joe Biden very, very angry. If he knows about it, that is.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and a terrific Thanksgiving! C&C will close for the holiday but I’ll be back with more on Friday morning. Hang in there.
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"Guess what? @RonDeSantisFL is just getting started.”
Anyone else get goosebumps when they read that?! ;-)
If someone doesn’t see something wrong with a career politician spending $22 MILLION for a retirement home, they have lost the plot. What a damn shame she can go stink up another place after letting her district got to $h!t, literally.