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☕️ BELLE’S BOOGALOO ☙ Tuesday, October 24, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Superfog suddenly strikes; solid new Trump motion to dismiss; WaPo's sorry excuse for an apology over its covid coverage; more bad news for jabs; SADS stuff; the unhappiest place on earth; and more.
Good morning, C&C family, it’s Tuesday! Your roundup today includes: deadly Superfog strikes New Orleans; Trump lawyers file solid motion to dismiss in his Election Interference case; Washington Post explains how it really got covid right even though it was wrong about everything, or something; more bad news about covid jabs and people’s hearts; SADS rapper; SADS airline pilot; SADS A-list actor; and discontent in the happiest place on earth.
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🔥 The Associated Press ran yesterday’s biggest story headlined, “‘Superfog' near New Orleans blamed for highway crashes that killed at least 7.”
Superfog! According to the article, the “super fog” that has long been obscuring the brains of Biden Administration officials is now spreading faster than a metastasizing turbo cancer. It reached the New Orleans section of I-55 early yesterday, causing catastrophic collisions and leaving 158 crashed cars, 28 injured people, and seven dead in a record-setting bridge pileup.
(Actually, it was caused by two marsh fires combined with early morning fog. Probably climate change.)
🔥 The Washington Post ran an encouraging story yesterday headlined, “Trump files new challenges to federal election-obstruction case in D.C..”
Trump’s newest motion to dismiss the DC Election Integrity case was filed late last night, right before the midnight deadline, which is a completely typical and totally unremarkable legal practice that for some reason seemed to delight the drooling morons at the Washington Post.
This new motion joins the previous motion to dismiss the case. The earlier motion argued Trump’s presidential immunity covers official actions taken while he was in office. Last night’s new motion added three more arguments: First Amendment free speech, double jeopardy since Trump was already acquitted for the same conduct by the Senate during his second impeachment trial, and lack of fair notice that his complaining about democrat cheating would be considered criminal conduct.
I thought you’d enjoy, as I did, the way Trump’s lawyers began their new motion. Here’s my lightly-edited version (only edited for brevity):
The prosecution opens its indictment by stating that President Trump “had a right, like every American, to speak publicly about the election,” including his deeply held view that there had been fraud and other irregularities “during the election and that he had won.” These points are not in dispute. Nonetheless, in an astonishing display of doublethink, the prosecution simultaneously claims that President Trump—simply by speaking his mind and petitioning for a redress of grievances—also somehow conspired to “defraud the United States,” “oppress rights,” and “obstruct an official proceeding.” Attempting to explain this obvious contradiction, the prosecution argues that there was no “outcome-determinative fraud in the election” (whatever that means), and that President Trump supposedly knew this because some government officials “notified” him “that his claims were untrue.”
If there is any constant in our democratic system of governance, it is that the marketplace of ideas—not the mandates of government functionaries or partisan prosecutors—determines the scope of public debate. Countless millions believe, as President Trump consistently has and currently does, that fraud and irregularities pervaded the 2020 Presidential Election. As the indictment itself alleges, President Trump gave voice to these concerns and demanded that politicians in a position to restore integrity to our elections not just talk about the problem, but investigate and resolve it.
The first section begins with the First Amendment, and appropriately starts by citing the Supreme Court referencing George Orwell: “Our constitutional tradition stands against the idea that we need Oceania’s Ministry of Truth.” The 9-0 decision, which is significant far beyond Trump’s case, also explained, “The mere potential for the exercise of (a broad government censorial) power casts a chill, a chill the First Amendment cannot permit if free speech, thought, and discourse are likely to remain a foundation of our freedom.”
Indeed. They could have been arguing the Missouri v. Biden case. It’s a fascinating confluence of issues.
Despite the WaPo’s snide commentary, it’s a terrific motion, and in a fair court it should be an easy winner. Here’s the link to the whole thing, which I found very entertaining and think is quite accessible for non-lawyers. LINK: President Trump’s Motion To Dismiss The Indictment Based On Constitutional Grounds (31 pages).
🔥 Speaking of the Washington Post, the paper also ran an unintentionally hilarious pandemic performance review yesterday, or maybe it’s a limited hangout, or a partial sideways apology, or something, headlined “How We Got Covid’s Risk Right But the Response Wrong.”
See? They were right, even though they were wrong. More Orwellian double-think! It’s all so very, very nuanced.
The article was labeled an “analysis,” and authored by Bloomberg business commentator and former Harvard Business Review director Justin Fox, who apparently drew the short straw for having to frame the paper’s abject covid failures and hysterical fear-mongering as “successes” — successes, that is, if you squint really hard and look at it in just the right light. And also backwards through a telescope.
Justin got off to a terrific start by immediately explaining he was qualified to cover covid since 2020 even though he has “no background in epidemiology or even health journalism,” since “I can multiply, divide and make charts.”
My son Luke, who just turned thirteen, can also multiply, divide, and he makes great charts. I guess we’re all experts now!
Obviously feeling very generous, Justin credited himself for his 2020 estimate of a 1% covid fatality rate, since he didn’t fall for the obviously-wrong CDC and W.H.O. and their much higher 2-3% estimates. Of course, one percent is a chucklesome exaggeration all by itself, but the rest of the article swelled with even more belly laughs, like Justin’s claim that the CDC’s covid death estimates were “almost certainly undercounts, because in the early days the lack of testing meant many Covid-caused deaths were attributed to other maladies.”
Hahaha! I’ve personally reviewed hundreds of covid death certificates and coroner reports. My favorites are the covid gunshot wounds, covid tumbles off of roofs, and covid motorcycle accidents, but the great variety of covid nursing home trip-and-falls comes in at a close second.
Justin also quoted Bill Gates, even though he’s not a medical professional or a scientist. At least he tried to credit whatever dumb thing Bill was saying. Justin labeled the software billionaire a “well-informed amateur epidemiologist.” Hahaha! You really can’t make this stuff up.
Justin even claimed lockdowns “seem to have saved lives when implemented early enough.” We just need to do them earlier. If only we could implement lockdowns before pandemics start. I wonder whether Justin thought of that idea.
But anyway, after all that, Justin got down to brass tacks, the hideous point of the awful apology tour. After congratulating himself so many ways, and whole expressing great magnanimity and praiseworthy open-mindedness, Justin ultimately allowed that “the US did an awful job of balancing Covid’s risks with the costs of fighting the disease,” and even conceded that Sweden “ended up with one of the most successful and sustainable Covid management efforts among Western countries.”
How about that? Sadly, Sweden need not apply to the Washington Post to get its reputation back. This brief, footnoted admission is probably as much credit as Sweden will ever get, even though it deserves to be included in the title of every textbook about pandemic management from here on out. Still, the Nordic country is enjoying the best revenge, the quiet victory of being right.
🔥 The Epoch Times ran a story Sunday headlined, “mRNA COVID Vaccines Form Spike Protein in Heart Cells, but Cause Different Anomalies: Research Article.”
It’s so weird how all the studies keep unearthing unpleasant new side effects to the safest and most effective vaccines that DARPA has ever created. You remember, the vaccines that were tested more than any other vaccines in history. So at this point you would think one or two studies might go the other way, like discovering some surprisingly helpful effect, like reversing alopecia or even causing baldness— but in spots where you want baldness, like on men’s backsides.
Nope. The news just keeps getting worse.
Epoch’s article reported on a peer reviewed German study, published on October 12th in the British Journal of Pharmacology titled, “Cardiac side effects of RNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: Hidden cardiotoxic effects of mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 on ventricular myocyte function and structure.” (Unfortunately, it’s paywalled.)
The researchers tested the both mRNA jabs, Pfizer and Moderna, on rats. Kind of like doing an animal study. You know, an animal study like Pfizer and Moderna should have done but didn’t. They opted for the population-level study.
When considering these new results, remember that the CDC — with its thousands of full-time scientists — holds the position that, while admitting myocarditis and pericarditis might be side effects of the mRNA jabs, officially the massively-funded agency does not understand the mechanism of injury.
The CDC is completely baffled. It’s still completely baffled.
If researchers actually identify an alleged mechanism of injury, their research then becomes testable and most uncomfortably risky, it becomes falsifiable. So it is significant and bold that these German researchers pointed out the mechanisms of how they say the mRNA jabs are injuring the heart.
First, and least surprising, the Germans found spike proteins rapidly showing up — uninvited — in rats’ heart muscles within 48 hours after jabbing, and I don’t need to tell you that the heart muscle is precisely one of the places you really don’t want spike proteins floating around without adult supervision.
Next, the researchers discovered that the mRNA was distorting cardiac cells and making them act funny. And not the good kind of funny. The bad, not-actually-very-funny-at-all kind of funny. And the two drugs each have their own delightful bad effects. Pfizer-vaccinated cells began manically overworking, showing unnaturally stronger, longer contractions, which researchers said was due to “significantly increased protein kinase A (PKA) activity.”
On the other hand, Moderna-vaccinated cells began contracting in weird, irregular ways, due to “disrupted calcium regulation,” which the authors say is caused by “significant disruption of the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2).”
The authors explained that either disruption to RyR2 or increased PKA protein levels "are risk factors for sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and contractile dysfunction,” all of which are familiar sounding terms, to those of us who’ve been following this developing story for a while.
Implicitly disagreeing with the CDC, the authors concluded that the mechanisms of injury are not in fact like myocarditis or pericarditis, which happen when heart muscles get inflamed and damaged. Instead, the injuries look more like cardiomyopathy, where heart muscles suddenly become structurally and functionally abnormal — but without any underlying heart disease.
For the story, Epoch quoted cardiac expert and study-publishing giant Dr. Peter McCullough for the story. He agreed the newly-discovered effects on heart cell function suggest something other than garden-variety myocarditis is at work. "Myocarditis will present with a dilated heart and patients having trouble breathing and heart failure," Dr. McCullough said. But “what we're seeing with vaccines is not heart failure. It's actually cardiac arrest, which is primarily an electrical problem,” he explained.
Epoch’s article links a fascinating short video showing a normal beating heart cell, and then various types of bizarre, morbid, spike-protein-transfected cardiac cells. It’s actually pretty amazing how those little heart cells work. The healthy ones anyway.
💉 The New York Post ran a SADS story yesterday headlined, “Paul Costict dead: B-Rock and The Bizz rapper passes away ‘unexpectedly’ at 57.”
All we know is, according to a family member, the rap artist died “unexpectedly” on Saturday AT HOME in Norfolk, Virginia. Didn’t even make it to the hospital.
Without showing the least bit of curiosity, TMZ flatly reported that “the cause of death is unclear.”
It used to be they only obscured suicides. But there sure are a LOT of mysterious deaths these days. I’d go so far as to say the majority of celebrity deaths these days are mysteries. It’s either a pandemic of self-destruction or they’re covering something up.
💉 The New York Post ran another curious story yesterday headlined, Alaska Airlines pilot who tried to shut off engines mid-flight had a ‘mental breakdown’: passenger. This one is admittedly pretty strange.
Off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot Joseph Emerson, 44, was “riding along” in the cockpit’s jump seat on a flight from Everette to San Fransisco on Sunday, cruising at around 35,000 feet, when he suddenly and unexpectedly had some kind of inexplicable “mental breakdown” and leapt for the controls, apparently trying to shut down the engines in mid-flight.
Engines play an important role in safely completing most types of air travel.
In what must have been several very exciting moments in the cockpit, the captain and first officer wrestled with Joe and finally subdued him, then made an emergency landing in Portland, Oregon, where the flight crew finally told the 83 shocked passengers what had happened.
Joe is a married father of two who lives in San Fransisco. He was headed home. When they heard, Joe’s neighbors were shocked and appalled at the news. Joe’s next-door neighbor Karen Yee told the Daily Mail, “It is just really shocking, disturbing news.” She added that “They are excellent neighbors. He is a fantastic father. He plays with the kids all the time. He’s very friendly. He’s just a great guy.”
But now Joe is sitting in jail, charged with a whole bunch of counts of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and special airplane crimes. Meanwhile, nobody has explained anything or even commented on the fact that nobody has explained anything. It’s a mystery.
It’s not like nobody’s asked the question, though:
💉 Australia’s News.com ran another SADS story yesterday headlined, “Sam Neill shares sad cancer update after chemotherapy treatment fails.”
A-list Hollywood giant Sam Neill, 76, has a pretty bad case of foot cancer.
Oh, wait. Sorry. It’s not foot cancer. He has blood cancer. The actor told media this weekend that he is battling an ultra-rare blood cancer, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, which is not responding to chemotherapy. The five-year survival rate is around 36%.
Another ultra-rare celebrity blood cancer.
Traditional therapies having failed, Sam explained he’s now being given a medication that will delay his death, but at this point it is inevitable. He’s still acting, and he told reporters that, while dying would be “annoying,” he’s not “remotely afraid” of it. I hope I have the same attitude whenever I reach Sam’s point in life.
Sometimes this really is too easy:
We are praying for peace and a smooth transition for Sam.
🔥 Finally, children were subjected to some bad adult behavior this weekend as discontent reared its ugly head at the happiest place on earth. The Orange County register reported the story featuring the headline, “Disneyland fight breaks out in Fantasyland with kids and strollers stuck in the middle.”
It happened in Fantasyland last Sunday afternoon. It was cool and sunny; perfect theme park weather actually. It was right about halfway between Monstro the Whale and the spinning teacup ride. We don’t know what exactly caused the fight, maybe they were stressed over the long line at the People Mover, or anxious about the hyperinflated cinnamon pretzel prices, or maybe Goofy just looked at them goofy, but two men suddenly started throwing roundhouse punches at each other.
Before anyone knew what was going on, it became a scrum, with more fighters joining in until over five people were wailing on each other, strollers were being overturned, and children were diving behind the caramel popcorn wagon to escape the unleashed spirit of theme park rage.
Fortunately, alert park employees quickly restored peace and security before the epic chaos spread any further throughout the media giant’s signature theme park. Anaheim Police Department spokesperson Jon McClintock said, while no arrests were made, the incident remains “under investigation.”
They have their best detectives on the case.
What really caught my eye about this otherwise utterly-ignorable story was that this weekend’s brawl seems to be part of some kind of a trend. Also reported in the Orange County Register, several months ago:
The happiest place on earth isn’t seeming quite so happy these days. I’m not saying anything. But these days, most conservatives would not want to be seen attending a Disney park. So. I’m just saying.
Have a magical and happy Tuesday! But not “Disney magical.” Just regular magical. Then I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow morning for more delicious Coffee & Covid.
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