☕️ COFFEESHOP TIME MACHINE ☙ Saturday, January 13, 2024 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Hunter pivots on Congressional testimony; good election fraud news; media confused by young cancer and maternal mortality; Sec. Austin judgment lapse and dual-state existence; autism and mRNA; more.
Good morning and Happy Saturday, C&C! Your Weekend Edition roundup includes: chagrined Hunter Biden evolves and seeks third deposition and this time he will be a good boy, he promises; good election news from Wisconsin as court finds democrat fraud bus illegal; more headlines emerge citing confusion and bafflement over emerging jab-type injuries; new study links autism to covid mRNA jabs; Biden says Defense Secretary Austin’s judgment ‘lapsed’ while the missing military leader languishes in medical care; DEI dissolves in one of the most unlikely spots; and Biden visits the Coffeeshop Time Machine.
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🔥 And suddenly. The Hill ran an evolving story yesterday headlined, “Comer, Jordan say House contempt resolution stands, despite Hunter Biden’s deposition reversal.”
After last week’s widely-publicized hearings voting to hold him in contempt for defying two Congressional subpoenas, Hunter’s lawyers suddenly and unexpectedly “reversed course” yesterday, and politely asked House Republicans for a third subpoena, saying this time Hunter will follow the rules and sit for a non-public deposition.
Why the shift? Hunter’s deposition antics have manufactured a thorny political problem. Republicans’ Hunter Narrative is about double standards of justice. If the House holds Hunter in contempt, and the DOJ refuses to do anything about it, it would pour high-octane gasoline into the Hunter Narrative tank. Either the DOJ would be forced to make an example of Hunter, or Grandma Garland would make Hunter even more of a poster-boy for “two tiers of justice” than he already is.
On the other hand, if the House doesn’t hold Hunter in contempt, because of democrat votes plus a couple squishy Republicans, it would also reinforce the Hunter Narrative. Reinforcing that narrative might be a better political result for Republicans than would even be Hunter’s deposition.
Liberal partisans don’t care, but sane people realize that if they ignored Congressional subpoenas, they’d end up buried deeper under the jail than a January 6th Capitol tourist. So there’s no good way forward.
That’s why Team Biden is now trying to play a ‘get out of jail free’ card marked, what’s the big deal? He’s always been willing to testify. Good luck.
🔥 In more wacky Democrat political news, Politico ran a suggestive story yesterday headlined, “Federal judge rejects attempt to place Dean Phillips on Florida primary ballot.” Democrat Representative Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), 54, an attorney, is having trouble getting his primary campaign against Joe Biden off the ground. In many states, including Florida, democrats have flatly refused to hold a primary. Phillips sued in Florida, but to no avail; the judge flushed his case because he found it unlikely Phillips would succeed on the merits.
The judge ruled properly; under Florida law, the state parties decide which candidates appear on their respective presidential primary ballots. Florida’s DNC decided there would be only one balloted candidate, Robert L. Peters, 81, and so there is no reason to hold a primary.
It’s all pretty rich coming from a party that is always crying about “threats to democracy.” All over the country, “democracy-loving” Democrats are suing to prevent Republicans from voting for certain candidates, and are even blocking democrats from voting for their preferred candidates.
To borrow a line from Princess Bride’s Inigo Montoya, you keep using that word, democracy, but I do not think it means what you think it means.
🗳️ In more good election news, Fox-59 Wisconsin ran a delightful story yesterday headlined, “Wisconsin judge rules that absentee voting van used in 2022 was illegal.”
Wisconsin Republicans sued the state over the Democrats’ mobile voter fraud truck, pictured above. The state DNC and a sketchy non-profit called ‘Black Leaders Organizing for Communities’ defended the fraud bus claiming there was no Wisconsin law that prohibits mobile vote-getting vans, so. But a Racine County Circuit judge disagreed, saying it doesn’t work that way: “Nowhere can this Court find or has been provided any authority allowing the use of a van or vehicle as an alternate absentee voting vehicle,” the judge wrote.
I expect to see a lot more stories like this one as November looms closer.
💉 Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like the baffled headlines are picking up steam lately, all avoiding the obvious point in a thousand different tricksy ways. From the Guardian, Thursday, about the latest alarming — but baffling — worldwide trend:
Needless to say, the Guardian’s “Explainer” explained nothing. It quoted experts gassing about obesity rates and equitable access to healthcare. At least they didn’t try climate change this time. But the headline that garnered the most attention this week was this remarkable debut from the Wall Street Journal:
The confused doctors are not just baffled. They’re baffled and alarmed. But back in 2020, the public health community instantly and confidently knew everything there was to know about a novel, lab-designed coronavirus and most importantly, exactly how to avoid it. But now? Now experts are baffled and alarmed about how to avoid cancer, which has been studied for ages.
You know what I say? Their bafflement is baffling.
Ironically, the article’s sub-headline plaintively asked “how to identify those at high risk?” Well. I have a suggestion, but they don’t want to hear it.
Reading the WSJ’s impenetrable article is a perplexing exercise in frustration, since the author seems to have fallen into a mysterious time warp; the article studiously shirked mentioning any cancer statistics dated later than 2019. It was like the last four years never happened. Whoosh! Just another example of the Mandela Effect, I suppose.
Clearly, the Journal editors want us to know one thing: cancer in young people was shooting up even before the mRNA jabs. So there.
Maybe … and so another way to look at the pre-2020 data is youthful cancer rates have been increasing right along with the ever-expanding childhood vaccine schedule. I’m just saying.
I’m won’t bother dissecting the exasperating article. It was just some kind of psyop anyway. The Journal’s article deliberately missed the point, which is what concerns modern, post-2020 observers: the dramatic increase in atypical cancers, especially (but not only) in a cluster of types. What do I mean by atypical? This is what I mean:
Cancers presenting for the first time at Stage 4, or already metastasized, that do not usually first appear at Stage 4.
Cancers highly or totally resistant to established treatments.
Cancers presenting in uncommon demographics, like lung cancers appearing in twenty-two year-old nonsmokers.
Cancers progressing to death much faster than established survival rates (so-called “turbo” cancers).
Multiple unrelated cancers appearing in the same patient at the same time.
Clusters of cancer, like where a young married couple both diagnose with Stage 4 cancers — different types — around the same time.
I can back up each of those categories with eye-popping current scholarship, like this new study published in Nature’s Oncology journal just this week:
Needless to say, since it was mired in pre-pandemic history worse than a Leopard tank stuck in Ukrainian mud, the Journal’s bewildered article also failed to mention any atypical cancer phenomena. It couldn’t — because they were not common before 2021.
Jab defenders pop up from time to time in the comments pretending to be confused by what I mean by atypical. “Atypical is not a medical term,” they’ll sonorously blather. Then they’ll add, “all cancer is atypical.”
No. They know exactly what I mean by atypical. Don’t let them gaslight you. Even Bard A.I. knows:
Remember: the problem is not just the general spike in young cancers, which is a problem, but it’s not the most suggestive piece of the puzzle. The bigger problem is the recent spike in atypical cancers. The younger demographic is only one type of the emerging atypical cancer presentations.
💉 Along the same lines, Neurochemical Research published a new study this week titled, “Prenatal Exposure to COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 Induces Autism-Like Behaviors in Male Neonatal Rats: Insights into WNT and BDNF Signaling Perturbations.”
The study examined how the Pfizer jab affected the brains of neonatal rats, focusing on potential harms to offspring of pregnant vaccinated mothers. The researchers made three key findings:
In both male and female rats, the vaccine altered genes and brain chemicals involved in brain development, making “a profound impact on key neurodevelopmental pathways.”
Male rats born to vaccinated mothers showed “pronounced” signs of autism, such as antisocial behavior and repetitive, OCD-like conduct.
Male rats also grew “substantially” fewer brain cells in “critical brain regions,” and showed problems with coordination and agility.
The researchers cautioned that it is always possible the shots work differently in humans than in rats, but they aren’t aware of what that difference could be.
I was greatly encouraged that, this time, the study didn’t bother with any magic language about the jabs’ safety and efficacy, or their importance during the pandemic. Instead, this is how the study began:
The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed the swift development and distribution of mRNA vaccines, including BNT162b2, to address the disease. Concerns have arisen about the potential neurodevelopmental implications of these vaccines, especially in susceptible groups such as pregnant women and their offspring.
See? Not a word pushing the jabs. And the phrase “swift development and distribution” suggested (between the lines) a lack of adequate testing. And the study got published anyway! That’s incredible progress. Things seem to be moving faster in the right direction.
🔥 The New York Times ran a story yesterday with the politically-astounding, pronoun-confusing headline, “Biden Faults Austin for Judgment Lapse, but Says He Still Has Confidence In Him.”
A lapse in judgment? That’s not a very good look for Austin, who allegedly leads the largest, most powerful military in history. Nor was the comment as supportive as the media is describing, notwithstanding Biden’s ‘continued confidence.’ In fact, it was outright political sabotage.
Lapses in judgment are exactly what you don’t want in a Secretary of Defense. Do I need to spell it out?
The article also offered one glaringly-missing fact: there was no comment from Austin about his lapse in judgment. According to Baghdad Bob (aka John Kirby), Austin is fine, he’s working up a storm. In fact, the Defense Secretary has probably never been so productive as he is now:
John F. Kirby, the White House national security spokesman, has said the secretary has continued to work while hospitalized. “It was seamless, it was as if — his participation was no different than it would be on any other given day, except he was briefing the president on options and engaging those questions from the hospital, but he was fully engaged,” Mr. Kirby said.
But … if Austin is fully engaged and is seamlessly working from his hospital bed, then why didn’t he respond when the President of the United States said his judgment lapsed? It’s kind of a big story, and it’s the kind of thing that can get away from you in politics if you don’t stay on top of it.
Austin didn’t even respond through a spokesman.
I don’t mean to imitate a broken record here — you remember records, right? They’re like streaming, except the songs were printed on plastic frisbees — but the Defense Secretary is perhaps most remarkable for his absence. Yesterday’s news from the Pentagon admitted — barely — the Defense Secretary is still in the hospital (but always working!), as reflected in yesterday’s Daily Beast headline:
Is it just me, or was the “Always Working” banner a snarky giveaway? In any case, the Pentagon is caught in the crippling crux of two wildly incompatible claims. On the one hand, they claim the Defense Secretary is doing so well that he’s seamlessly working and issuing critical battle orders carefully expanding the highly-unstable Middle East war. On the other hand, they also claim Austin is simultaneously so sick that his doctors can’t even guess at when he can get out of the hospital.
Which is it?
Oh — you probably could have guessed this, but none of yesterday’s stories about Austin declaring war on Yemen from his sickbed included a single quote from the Defense Secretary. He can issue orders, but he can’t issue statements. Apparently.
Makes perfect sense.
🔥 The Sandy Post ran a remarkable story yesterday with the totally-understated headline, “Clackamas County employee titles will no longer say 'equity' or 'inclusion’.” Actually, it wasn’t just the titles. Clackamas County just altogether eliminated its Equity and Inclusion office.
Clackamas County Administrator Gary Schmidt is busily ‘restructuring’ the county’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion departments, most recently by setting the date for the complete elimination of the Equity and Inclusion Office and the reassignment of its staff. Schmidt explained the restructuring is for compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, an explanation that badly triggered certain groups.
Specifically, Clackamas’s white liberal women were the group most damaged and most upset by the changes. "I feel anger and a sense of loss with the announcement, even if it has been expected news for some time," County Clerk Catherine McMullen wrote, responding to County Administrator Schmidt's January 11th announcement. Behold angry, “lost” County Clerk Catherine McMullen, who was among the hardest-hit by DEI’s removal:
Milwaukie, Oregon City Councilor Rebecca Stavenjord organized a campaign to browbeat, I mean collect 800 signatures on a petition to stop the DEI department’s demolition. "As a concerned resident and advocate for justice, I believe this decision reflects a grave error in leadership," councilor Stavenjord wrote yesterday. She is hurt and lost too. Here’s City Councilor Rebecca:
Clackamas County’s DEI deletion will save local taxpayers over a million dollars annually. The most remarkable part of the story was how surprising the spot is for a DEI revolution. Clackamas literally sits right outside Portland, Oregon, the Heart of DEI Darkness:
Personally, I find this news greatly encouraging. For one thing, it continues to show the shattering DEI matrix, despite vested liberals’ attempts to somehow glue it back together in real time.
And maybe, if they can finally surround Portland, they can just snuff it out and start over with a new city.
☕ At the intersection of coffee and politics, Team Biden invaded a coffeeshop at a campaign stop in Emmaus, Pennsylvania yesterday, where the candidate, 81, glibly explained to the staff he works in the Senate.
Haha, there goes goofy Joe again! What a lovable old gaffer. The leader of the Democrat party might get confused about what year it is and where he works, but don’t worry, he’s on top of everything important. I mean, what could go wrong?
Have a wonderful weekend! I’ll see you guys back here on Monday morning, not in the Senate, but in the much more amusing Coffee & Covid community.
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