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☕️ COMMON SENSE ☙ Friday, October 6, 2023 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
Neo-globalist Hotez comes for us all; Biden restarts Border Wall; FBI chases Trump supporters; reporter says Biden's brain is mush; sepsis epidemic; Trump for Jordan; Trump cases update; and more.
Good morning, C&C, it’s Friday! Whew! The news cycle is off the chain again. Your packed-to-the-brim roundup today includes: neo-globalist Peter Hotez is coming for us all; Biden restarts Border Wall project; FBI devotes massive resources to chasing Trump-supporting grandmothers and soccer moms; ESPN hostess says Biden can’t finish his sentences; British dancing star Amy Dowden’s health problems become more complicated; UK Prime Minister utters forbidden truths; Trump endorses Jim Jordan for Speaker; Trump files strong motion to dismiss his elections insurrection cases; and the most heartwarming video clip you’ll see all month.
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🔥 Not satisfied with his disgraceful role in the global mRNA criminal conspiracy, bowtied wonder and disheveled whitecoat pretender Peter Hotez is now fully aboard the globalist train. Scientific American ran a revolting story yesterday, somehow keeping a straight face, headlined, “Vaccine Scientist Warns Antiscience Conspiracies Have Become a Deadly, Organized Movement.”
Peter Hotez is a well-heeled grant grabber, having made millions from doing positive pharma studies over the years, especially in the tropical-disease vaccine space. During the pandemic, probably because he looks like an “absent minded professor” straight out of Central Casting, and because his is completely amoral, he was recruited into the legions of official government-aligned liars. Despite thousands of on-air hours, he never quite got his celebrity bona fides over the hump.
Now Peter wants to avoid being held accountable for his part by locking us all up.
And, if Hotez’s theories hold water, we deserve to be locked up. According to scruffy Peter, we are all anti-semites (“There’s a history to that too— people called what Einstein and Freud did 'Jewish science’”), authoritarians (“this is coming out of the authoritarian playbook, with devastating consequences”), and globalists (“we’re seeing more of the globalization of what’s happening in the U.S.”). Not only that, but we’re well organized: “you already have two prominent antivaccine activists running for president—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Ron DeSantis… these are state-sanctioned attacks on science and scientists.”
The article was ostensibly about Hotez’s boring new book, The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science, and was styled as a Q&A interview. Somehow — without laughing — the article unironically described Hotez as “a target of antiscience attacks” and asked him — Hotez! — what should be done about all the antisemitic, authoritarian, globalist, anti-vaccine people who disagree with Hotez, Scientific American, and Pfizer?
Thanks to intelligence-agency managed media like Scientific American, Hotez has finally achieved a pudgy sort of transcendent apotheosis: he is now more than just a vaccine scientist. Much more. He has broken out of a kind of chrysalis, emerging as a universal expert: a sociologist, a public health expert, a detective, a psychologist, a criminal justice expert, and an international politician, all in one, a sort of expert’s super-expert. Of course Peter knows what to do.
The good doctor’s predictable prescription was more government. A lot more:
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: What can be done to combat antiscience attitudes and support science and scientists?
HOTEZ: “I don’t think the community of scientists by itself can solve this. We’re going to need help, both from the White House and the United Nations because this is now a politically motivated assault. So we need the White House, for instance, to treat this like any politically motivated attack on the country, whether it’s a cyberattack or global terrorism or nuclear proliferation.
The first step is bringing in people from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice and the Department of State because of the role of Russia in amplifying the discord. I think we need an interagency task force (in the U.S.) and the same at the U.N. I don’t think the World Health Organization can solve this problem. I think this needs to go to the attention of the U.N. General Assembly and maybe the Security Council and NATO, perhaps, because it is a security threat, and it undermines democracies and the security of countries.”
It’s Russiagate all over again. Using his finely-honed, 007-style international sleuthing skills, Peter has detected a sulphuric whiff of: Vladimir Putin! It’s Putin! Putin hates science.
Obviously, the solution is to send more money to Ukraine. Duh. It was also no coincidence that, like Macbeth’s chanting witches, Hotez ritualistically invoked the names of every single agency currently being investigated by the House Weaponization of the Federal Government Committee plus the United Nations and NATO. To his partial credit, Peter was being honest when he admitted science has become political. More accurately, science has been politically weaponized by whomever is pulling Peter’s strings.
Scientific American disabled the comments, or you’d better believe I would have left a spicy one.
🔥 I bet you didn’t have this next development on your 2023 bingo card. It’s so remarkable that I’m going to show you three of yesterday’s headlines. First, the New York Times:
So. Trump’s useless border wall is, apparently, back, and is more useful than ever. The story started on Wednesday, when multiple outlets reported that the Biden administration issued an emergency notice waiving 26 federal laws to allow border wall construction to immediately resume in South Texas. DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in the notice, “There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas.”
You don’t say.
I’ll note without further comment that the bizarre, controversial DHS border action came less than a week after Elon Musk tweeted his own trip to the border. The announcement also proved that we’re fully into election season now which, while good news for America’s border, is horrible news for Ukraine’s border problem.
It also came after the Biden administration’s January 20th, 2021, proclamation to terminate Trump’s border wall project, which then stated, “building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution.” Then President Peters seriously ordered $300 million in border construction supplies to be auctioned off at pennies on the dollar.
In response to the news, pro-immigrant leftists predictably went berserk. They must have known that was coming. I’m guessing Team Biden believed that his support is down to the maniacal 35% of democrats who’d vote for him no matter what, and now it’s time to “pivot” to the center.
Or, Biden won’t be running and they might as well take the hit now. But it wasn’t well-planned. Super-diverse Biden press secretary Karine something-or-other was hardest hit, stumbling to explain the latest move.
The move raises the intriguing question, what next? Will Biden make Mexico pay for the wall?
🔥 Newsweek’s newest cover is out. The magazine is running an exclusive headlined, “The FBI targets MAGA as the 2024 election nears.”
Somebody leaked. Newsweek said it reviewed “secret” FBI and Department of Homeland Security data that tracks incidents, threats, investigations and cases, and found the vast majority of the FBI’s current domestic terrorism “anti-government" investigations are of, you guessed it, Trump supporters.
An anonymous FBI official who spoke to Newsweek said “domestic terrorists” could number up to THIRTY PERCENT of the entire United States population. "Are we talking just a few thousand Proud Boy types or are we talking 30 percent of the country that are core Trump voters? Are we talking extremists bent on political violence or just a lot of disgruntled and frustrated citizens? I don't know the answer, and I can assure you the answer isn't in any secret intelligence that the government possesses,” he explained.
Even more troubling, Newsweek also reported “enormous growth” in what the FBI calls "assessments," which more than doubled from 2019 to 2021. Assessments are the most speculative of any FBI investigation, where an FBI agent only suspects wrongdoing, because of an association or an encounter, and then further digs into someone's background. So-called assessments are the closest thing to domestic spying that exists in America and are generally not discussed by the Bureau.
The data showed 31% of all current FBI investigations now relate to Trump supporters, and 60% of all its terrorism investigations include cases that are categorized as AGAAVE (a brand-new category of domestic political subversion not requiring a criminal act) as well as loosely-defined civil unrest.”
I’m going to have to talk to Michelle, who is probably on the FBI’s assessment list, because last year she got put in Twitter jail for tweeting that she felt like punching Joe Biden in the throat (note: she was provoked). We’ll need to lawyer up. Good thing she knows a decent lawyer.
One wonders why they don’t just get to the bottom line and investigate the entire Republican Party as domestic terrorists.
🔥 The New York Post ran a related story yesterday headlined, “Interviewing Biden ‘the saddest thing’ as he ‘couldn’t finish his sentences,’ ex-ESPN host Sage Steele says.”
Referring to her March 2021 interview of international businessman of mystery Robert L. Peters, former ESPN host Sage Steele told Bill Maher that interviewing President Biden was “the saddest thing” because he seemed so confused and he “couldn’t finish his sentences.” Steele said the oldest Resident in US history “struggled,” and “trailed off” on topics.
That was over two years ago. And Biden isn’t getting any better.
Steele reported she’d chatted with Biden before the interview started. “And so he started to tell football stories of his greatness,” Steele remembered. “He goes, ‘I have the best hands.’ What do you say to that?” Steele wondered.
“And here’s the saddest thing — his voice just trailed off. He said, ‘I was good,’ and then he went silent, and he goes …, ‘Uh, never mind.’ I thought it was so sad because I realized that’s why he was in the basement during the whole election cycle — because even then he couldn’t finish his sentences, he struggled.”
For his part, Bill Maher mocked Biden on his podcast Friday night, describing Joe as the “only Democrat who can lose to Trump.” Maher explained, “Someone has to convince President Biden that if he runs again, he’s going to turn the country back over to Trump and go … down in history as Ruth Bader Biden, the person who doesn’t know when to quit and so does great damage to their party and their country.”
Poor Joe. It seems like everybody’s against him now.
💉 British TV dance-show star Amy Dowden, a feature of the show Strictly Come Dancing, has had some complications during her post-jab cancer treatment.
I previously reported that Amy had to step down from her show after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer that required an immediate mastectomy. But the UK Mirror reported yesterday that Amy has revealed some new complications that arose during her treatment. The first problem was multiple tumors. When the doctors went in to remove her breasts, they found “lots” of tumors, Amy said.
Then her doctors found a second type of cancer. Amy explained, “after my MRI, they found another tumour so then it changed into a mastectomy and then, after my mastectomy, unfortunately, they found even more tumours. And my pathology wasn’t what they were expecting. And they found another type of cancer.”
The courageous dancing star immediately started chemo. But then she got antibiotic-resistant sepsis. Amy said, “a nurse explained I had gone into septic shock. They said my blood pressure was so low my vital organs would have started failing… I had three different types of antibiotics and I finally responded to the third type.” Amy’s doctors told her the resistant sepsis was purely a coincidence, she must have picked it up somewhere just before she started chemo, and “she had been unlucky.”
Unlucky is one way of putting it.
And it still isn’t over. When Amy started her second round of chemo, she got blood clots. The clots were blamed on complications from a chemo port. Amy described, “my arm swelled up and went purple and I was really short of breath. So I was rushed back in. It was frightening, too. I’m on blood thinners now for six months.”
Amy is still fighting, and we’re still praying for her complete recovery.
💉 Amy isn’t the only one fighting with resistant sepsis. Remember Madonna’s hospitalization for a turbo bacterial infection? That trend is quietly continuing. I found several new reports just from the last couple days. From Sydney, yesterday:
Peter Wright, 34, got strep throat last week and it just kept getting worse. Then he had a stroke on Friday that partially paralyzed him. Then he was put in a medical coma. His wife explained, “His symptoms started with a strep throat. We are in disbelief that what he has now is an incredibly rare response to Group A Streptococcus, an organism that generally lives on the skin.” His doctors hope that, with treatment, Peter may learn to walk again.
From Wales, yesterday:
The nine-year old first went into the hospital with cold symptoms, and was given ibuprofen and sent home. His symptoms got worse, and a week later his family took him back to the hospital, where doctors found a ruptured appendix and sepsis. He died at the hospital.
It couldn’t have anything to do with immune suppression. Could it?
🔥 Yesterday, an annoyed Bloomberg grudgingly ran a terrific counter-revolutionary story headlined, “U.K. prime minister on gender: ‘A man is a man and a woman is a woman’.”
In a speech Wednesday, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak explosively said it was just “common sense” that “a man is a man and a woman is a woman.” BOOM! Specifically, Sunak said “we shouldn’t get bullied into believing that people can be any sex they want to be. They can’t. A man is a man and a woman is a woman — that’s just common sense.”
Sunak said some other “common sense” things — to strong applause. Enjoy the short clip.
Woke trans activists predictably decried the Prime Minister’s commonsense comments, hysterically claiming that Sunak was “erasing” people by disagreeing with their subjective feelings about their gender, regardless of their chromosomes or biological makeup, which are hate crimes in Switzerland.
While we were discussing this story yesterday, Michelle remarked she never had any problem with trans people, until they started coming into her bathroom, making her use their pronouns, and wanting to talk to kids about their lifestyles. I said I thought she holds a fair position.
Prime Minister Sunak may have just become the highest-profile politician in the world to push back against the trans agenda. Why? Rishi Sunak is no MAGA conservative. Many think he’s a globalist, WEF stooge. What does it say that he feels politically safe, that he feels it’s politically beneficial, to start talking “common sense?”
It says the counter-revolution is winning, that’s what.
🔥 Late yesterday, the New York Times ran a story headlined, “Trump Endorses Jim Jordan in Race for House Speaker.”
The article mentioned that representative Jordan was one of 117 Republicans who voted last week against continuing a program to train and equip Ukrainian troops to defend their border. “Why should we be sending American tax dollars to Ukraine when we don’t even know what the goal is?” Jordan told Fox News on Thursday night. “No one can tell me what the objective is,” he explained.
Well, I could tell him what the objective is. The objective is to create a money vortex, whereby billions of taxpayer dollars are laundered by Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchy and repatriated right to democrat officials and donors in the U.S., after paying the money-laundering tax, of course.
It would probably be cheaper just to pay them directly.
Anyway, will Trump’s endorsement help Jim Jordan become the nation’s next Speaker of the House? Would Jordan be a good choice? What do you think?
🔥 Yesterday the Times ran a related story headlined, “Trump Seeks Dismissal of Federal Election Case, Claiming Immunity.” The sub-headline explained “Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a judge to throw out charges that he conspired to overturn the 2020 election, arguing that a president could not be criminally prosecuted for official acts.”
Yesterday, Trump’s lawyers filed a 52-page motion seeking to dismiss the D.C. “insurrection” case — a federal indictment accusing Trump of conspiring to “subvert” the 2020 election — because the charges relate to official actions he took as president, and therefore, under long-established law, Trump should be "absolutely immune from prosecution."
If they are right — and I think they are — it would also justify dismissal of the Georgia case against Trump as well.
The Times correctly pointed out that the doctrine that a president cannot be prosecuted for actions undertaken in his official capacity as commander in chief has never been tested. “Here, 234 years of unbroken historical practice — from 1789 until 2023 — provide compelling evidence that the power to indict a former president for his official acts does not exist,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in their motion. “No prosecutor, whether state, local, or federal, has this authority; and none has sought to exercise it until now.”
The short version is that courts and government agencies have always held that the proper recourse against a President for official presidential acts is impeachment, not prosecution. This is not putting a President “above the law,” it is preventing a vast ocean of politically-motivated nuisance prosecutions that would dog every single president and make it impossible for him to do the job.
Decades ago in Nixon v. Fitzgerald, the Supreme Court ruled that a president has absolute immunity from civil liability for any acts within the ‘outer perimeter’ of his official responsibilities. This well-established immunity doctrine has never been tested in a criminal case, because no president has ever been subjected to the relentless prosecution now facing President Trump. Yesterday’s motion persuasively argued that the Fitzgerald case’s reasoning about civil cases should equally apply to criminal cases.
The Constitution’s text indirectly supports the same conclusion. Article I’s Impeachment Clause provides that, although the impeachment proceedings don’t carry any criminal punishment (other than removal from office), a fully-impeached president "shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.” By providing that a president who is impeached and convicted in the Senate may subsequently be criminally indicted, the Constitution obviously implies that a president cannot be criminally prosecuted for his official acts absent initial impeachment and conviction.
It’s a great strategy. The predictable denial of this motion to dismiss by Trump’s trial judge will probably be immediately appealable. So it could go right to the unfriendly D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and from there, to the U.S. Supreme Court, which would almost certainly take up the case. And a favorable ruling from the Supremes would resolve Trump’s Georgia case as well.
Well played, team Trump.
🔥 To get your Friday going right, enjoy this wonderful, heartwarming video clip of a young man finding out on Christmas morning that his foster family decided to adopt him.
May we all get the chance someday to give someone a gift as good as that.
Have a fabulous Friday! And come on back tomorrow morning for the Weekend Edition.
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