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Monday, May 23. 2022
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Maher is spot-on, as he usually is as he drifts further from the lunatic Left.
Many of these “trends-genders” are little more than sexually confused kids who want to identify with so-called victim groups to earn oppression points.
Maher claims that he hasn’t moved at politically. I’m willing to believe him. The left has gone so barking mad that no sane person could keep up with what passes for their rationale.
I am assuming Hitchens is asking a rhetorical question and not displaying his ignorance. We all know the real war here is a psy-ops war where each side throws up a thick smokescreen of lies and propaganda and insists it is speaking the truth.
At least he is asking questions. Pointing out obvious inconsistencies to the narrative; the insanity of the bandwagon.
How does one read a Daily Mail article without becoming totally distracted by the side frame of pictures? I was doing okay until Sophia Vergara in her one piece bathing suit.
Monkey Pox is kind of strange. It's been around but only in deepest darkest Africa. But suddenly it is in London and New York. I can see two possible explanations: we (the first world) were pushed into a decision to "import" literal savages from the 3rd and 4th world because of diversity or something (diversity is our strength). And these unvetted un-medically evaluated brought these diseases with them. Another possibility is that this is intentional; a kind of biological warfare. But who hates the West enough to do something like that!? Well of course we know who it could be; militant Islam. There is little evidence of this, but there is zero interest in finding evidence. THAT too is strange!
There is a site on the internet that shows all global incidents. I look at it sometimes and the U.S. usually has half a dozen incidents. Things like Measels in Chicago or horse virus in Texas. But I just looked at it and it is lit up, perhaps 50 "incidents" in the U.S. alone. Why? What's different?
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds, but it would appear that the outbreak is vectoring back to a 'gay sex' scenario. That could just be lurid hair-on-fire stuff, it's early days yet. Fertile ground for conspiracy theorists right now.
If true, that this is a gay sex transmission scenario, then the monogamous and heterosexual among us need not worry (much). But then that would defeat the inducing of a new health emergency panic. Strange.
"Madrid’s senior health official said on Monday that the Spanish capital has recorded 30 confirmed cases so far. Enrique Ruiz Escudero said authorities are investigating possible links between a recent Gay Pride event in the Canary Islands, which drew some 80,000 people, and cases at a Madrid sauna."
When PBS and the WHO start talking about gay sex health problems, you know it's time to listen. Already the cry is going out about homophobic misanthropic racist so on and so forth.... It will be an interesting-to-watch tug of war within the Corporate Media, how to play this.
One mustn't discount the possibility that these diseases have been around for decades or centuries and it's only recently become politically expedient to notice them.
This is interesting https://ncrenegade.com/documents-show-wuhan-lab-recently-assembled-monkeypox-strains-creating-contagious-pathogens/
I've harped on this before, but you have to remember the Radical Leftist conception of democracy. in their view, democracy comes down to "we win." Any process that results in the left not winning is the result of a false consciousness imposed by the Capitalist Patriarchy, and thus not truly democratic.
To be fair, while monkeypox is serious, I have always found the word hysterical. I laugh everytime I read it or see it.*
*I am a horrible person.
I am a worse person, not sure if I am going Lileks one better with "chimple pimples"
I went to a theater Saturday to watch “2000 Mules” It was interesting and informative. They spent a lot of time explaining the process and proving that it was accurate and carefully compiled. Interestingly they used their data to solve a murder in Georgia that the police couldn’t solve. I’m sure the effort to prove the validity of the process and the results will prevent some of the naysayers from trying to claim the facts are wrong. But all of this made the movie a little frustrating in that it lacked a full airing of the data. You got bits and pieces and they claimed to have it all but most of the movie was process and proof of methods.
What they should have done is given the names of the 2000 mules (in fact the number of mules was in the tens of thousands but they concentrated on the most egregious criminals). They also didn’t name a single “non-profit” that was providing the fake ballots to the mules. I think they should have done this, if not in the movie itself but as a printed addendum to the movie available online. They did state that they have provided this evidence to the FBI and state law officials but as you would expect law enforcement hasn’t done anything with the data.
One interesting ‘twist’ in the story is that electronics expert implied that “some” cell phones can be tracked when they are turned off. And just a few minutes later they implied that it was the Apple cell phone that can be tracked when it is off. Hmmm!!
One thing is for sure: The mules in the next election won't carry cell phones. All this movie has done is tell the mules how to evade detection.
Another interesting fact from "2000 Mules" is that they also tracked Antifa and BLM riots and discovered that many of the mules were also Antifa and BLM activists. This is not surprising nut it does kind iof prove the link between Antifa and BLM to the DNC.
It's an interesting documentary, but as always it becomes nuanced by the facts. Mr. D'Souza has done a good job with the documentary laying out the case, but he's also a self-aggrandizer; he didn't do the work, but would like you to think he did, is my take. I bought a Locals subscription to help fund the efforts, and as expected, have been inundated with a flood of marketed hysteria, which I have subsequently unsubscribed from.
The case is a compelling one, but as it stands it's a rhetorical case, and circumstantial, any way you cut it. A cell phone signal doesn't become evidentiary proof until the connections are demonstrated, and the groundwork is laid. There will be as much official interest in this, as there is in giving the Jan 6 protestors a fair trial, or as there was in prosecuting voter fraud cases from Nov '20.
The judges will still play Pontius Pilate (as Barnes says) and seek refuge in 'no standing' or 'no harm done' or other excuses to avoid getting involved. The only solution to the environment surrounding 2000 mules is direct activism to make it into a different environment.
Woke Mob Wants To Cancel The Word “Obesity” Because It’s “Racist”… Fat is racist?????????
The liberals’ underlying assumption is that women can never be adults: My mother was, my wives were... Liberals are DUMB!
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Wait, who's panicking about monkeypox here? It sounds more like some outlets are panicking thinking that others will panic. "Oooh nooo! THEY are going to make us do terrible things!"
Can we "wait and see" and get some actual data? Just as an experiment?
Monkey pox: I do not trust the CDC the doctors and scientists used by the MSM, our government on health issues anymore. Every pundit and expert I read on Monkey pox sounds EXACTLY like every expert and pundit sounded in January and February of 2020 when talking about covid. You remember, telling us don't worry it may never come here and even if it did it probably won't be too serious yada, yada, yada. This is like picking up a book to read and discovering you already read it once and you know the ending. Then too, you remember some doctor or scientist predicted in April of 2020 "maybe' as many as 400,000 deaths from covid in the U.S.? Do you also remember the outrage of such a wild ass claim and the expert was forced to reduce it to 200,000 possible deaths and then he was removed from the public forums for being so crazy. And here we are now after locking down for two weeks to control the spread for two and a half years and deaths in the U.S. exceed 1 million from covid and god only knows how many deaths from the vaccine. Soooo... Maybe Monkey pox is going to be no big deal but... What do you want to bet we are going to see Fauci on TV every night for two years telling us masks don't work and then wear the mask and close your business and keep your kids home and... wait for it... take this new vaccine and everyone vote by mail... again and the Democrats win congress in a landslide.
We actually agree a fair bit about this one. But my recollection is that it was the outsiders - Instapundit and Sarah Hoyt in particular - who were the loudest voices telling us that covid was nothing because we have better sanitation than those European peasants and don't live with our grannies. When said on my own site in March that I thought the decline in cases was going to be slower than the steep rise and mentioning that some people thought that the longer it went the more variants we were going to see, it was my conservative commenters who told me I was crazy and to check my math. But the experts with skin in the game - ER docs and ICU nurses were alarmed right off the bat. The infection control nurse at my hospital was telling us in late February 2020 that this could be a nightmare.
"The liberals’ underlying assumption is that women can never be adults"
The liberals want to convince Women, Blacks, Gays, Trans...The list goes on, that they cannot compete with White men and need the government, AKA the liberals, to help them.
They convince them,
They promise to help them,
Then the help never comes, because if the "problem" were solved, the liberals would have nothing to promise next election to get their votes.