Gay Priveledge (Monkeypox Edition)

(The below is from ACE OF SPADES! | Must see TWITCHY as well)

Of course, of course. You can’t tell gays to stop having sex. Or even to stop having sex with multiple partners in a week.

I mean — that’s sacred. That’s holy.

What you can do is forbid people to stop doing non-sacred, non-holy things, things like: Going to church, going to marriage ceremonies, going to funerals, going to christenings, seeing relatives who are in the hospital or on their deathbeds, etc.

But you certainly can’t stop gays from having sex with multiple partners. That is too firmly rooted in this nation’s culture!

Plus, as they say, it just wouldn’t be effective. Gays would just ignore the your “advice.”

Thousands of gay men clad in leather, latex — and often much less — partied along Folsom Street here last weekend during the annual kink and fetish festival. Even after the city had just declared the monkeypox outbreak striking its gay community a health emergency — one day after the World Health Organization urged men to sleep with fewer men to reduce transmission — San Francisco public health officials made no attempt to rein in festivities or warn attendees to have less sex.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighs whether to recommend limiting sexual partners, health officials in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other U.S. cities battling surges disproportionately sickening gay men are avoiding calls for sexual restraint, wary of further stigmatizing same-sex intimacy.

Public health authorities typically emphasize safer sex over abstinence to prevent the spread of diseases through intimate contact. But monkeypox is presenting new challenges in calibrating the right message to stop the rare virus from becoming endemic while limiting government intrusion into the bedroom.

I don’t remember being told to be “safer” at the gym or beach during covid.

I was told I simply was not permitted to go, and if I tried to go, I would be arrested.

There was no “Use Your Best Judgement” under covid. There was no “You can do what you want to do, just put a band-aid over your sores” under covid.

During covid, the health authorities did not merely offer advice. They also sent out the police to arrest pastors that held church services. And to arrest business owners who opened their businesses. And to shutter parks and gyms with gates and chains.

And other coercive means.

But you can’t do that with gay bars and gay fetish parties.

Again, gay fetish orgy parties are simply too rooted in the misty chords of American memory to be subject to state control, unlike petty matters like religion, children’s schooling, children’s sports, adults’ past-times, or commerce of all kinds.

America was founded on two things: unprotected gay multipartner sex, and leftwing riots and murder.

They’re blessings of liberty, bigot.

The FBI and NIH both agree.

People were also fired from their jobs for not complying with The Regime’s dictates on vaccination.

But some people’s liberty is just more sacred than other people’s.

In the Empire of Lies, the truth has a selective utility:

[….]

Can I ask a serious question:

Why are no Republicans in Congress asking Rachel Walensky or Anthony Fauci about this?

Do even our representatives so care about the New York Times’ opinion of them that they won’t ask highly-relevant questions?

Why has not a single reporter at the supposedly-conservative Fox News asked these questions?

Oh right, because Fox News isn’t conservative, it’s as leftwing as CNN and MSNBC. It would be homophobic to ask why gays are allowed to continue having multipartner gay sex during a pandemic spread by multipartner gay sex…..

Darrell Brooks Intentional Racist Driven Mass Murder

Horror in Waukesha, but the media ignore shocking new details about the suspect. Meanwhile, Rep Tlaib and friends want all prisoners released. Every last one of them.

(My YouTube video on the FIVE-PERCENTERS) So everyone knows, LAURA LOOMER was the first to break news on this twat:

There are fundraisers at this link via Paul’s posting.

(SIDE-NOTE) While I like their rants (Paul Watson, Mark Dice, and others) and these commentaries hold much truth in them, I do wish to caution you… he is part of Info Wars/Prison Planet and Summit News network of yahoos, a crazy conspiracy arm of Alex Jones shite. Also, I bet if I talked to him he would reveal some pretty-crazy conspiratorial beliefs that would naturally undermine and be at-odds-with some of his rants. Just to be clear, I do not endorse these people or orgs.


ACE of SPADES RANT
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Good morning, kids. Hope you all tryptophan’d the light fantastic yesterday. It’s Black Friday, and considering what’s been happening this past week, the double- and triple-entendres abound. It is now absolutely crystal clear that Darrell Brooks intentionally committed an act of mass terrorism in Waukesha. It’s probably accurate to say that the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is what drove him over the edge. But that was merely the straw that broke the camel’s back. The fuse was lit decades ago, before Brooks escaped the reach of Kermit Gosnell’s rusty scissors.

Milwaukee BLM leader Vaun Mayes, who has appeared alongside local Democrat politicians, responded to the horrifying atrocity by suggesting, “It sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”Milwaukee BLM leader Vaun Mayes, who has appeared alongside local Democrat politicians, responded to the horrifying atrocity by suggesting, “It sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”

How better to start the Marxist revolution than by running down some Dancing Grannies? This is sick. But it is enabled by the collusion of well-meaning people who don’t want to acknowledge that blacks can be mass murderers and racist monsters just like everyone else.

Black Lives Matter had adopted a quote from black nationalist fugitive cop killer Assata Shakur as its slogan, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom.” That chant has appeared at Democrat Party events and even corporate anti-racism sessions.

The phrase just before the chant is, “We must gain our liberation by any means necessary.” People who say things like this are criminals and race haters ready to commit the worst kinds of atrocities. And those who enable them should be held accountable.

Shakur’s slogan was dedicated to black nationalist terrorists, including Mark Essex, a racist killer who opened fire on New Year’s Eve [1972] in New Orleans killing, among others, a honeymooning couple. Betty Steagall was shot in the back of her head while embracing her murdered husband. Essex left a Black Liberation flag lying near the corpses of the doctor and his wife.

That’s what “by any means necessary” means. It’s the murderous black racism the Left enables. . .

. . . The actual root cause, a corrupt welfare state that treats crime like a civil rights movement, is easily visible in Chicago, Milwaukee, and countless Democrat cities. Black Lives Matter perfectly blends crime, racism and revolution until it’s impossible to tell the difference.

Communist revolutions begin as crimes with robberies, murders, and bombings. And that makes leftists into criminals and criminals into leftists. The Bolsheviks called the bank robberies they used to finance their revolution, “expropriations.” BLM looters are just following in their footsteps by “expropriating” the shelves of neighborhood grocery stores for their racist revolution.

Are gangs of looters clearing out stores to protest the Rittenhouse verdict or to make money? . . .

. . . Black Lives Matter racializes crime and turns every criminal act into a hate crime against white people. That’s how you end up with Black Lives Matter taking ownership of a racist thug ramming his car through a Christmas parade, leaving children and grandmothers bleeding on the ground in his wake, into a revolutionary act of political terrorism against whiteness . . .

. . . What motivated Darrell Brooks’s rampage of death? The career criminal had absorbed the black nationalist ethos of BLM that criminals were victims and police were the real criminals. A thousand media outlets, politicians, and activists had warned that violence would follow if Rittenhouse were set free. The looters who struck luxury boutiques and the black supremacist racist who drove through a Christmas parade just followed up on the media’s incitement. Sometimes BLM’s career criminals fight systemic racism and the white supremacist idea of private property by looting malls, other times by running over kids at a Christmas parade.

If white people are evil, then any and every attack on them becomes innately justifiable.

It is beyond bitterly ironic, to a level that I cannot even think of the words to describe it, that BLM, the Black Panthers, the BLA, the SLA, Jeremiah Wright, Calypso Louie, Joanne “Assata Shakur” Chesimard and every other insane, frothing at the mouth black “revolutionary” are manipulated and conned by the very people, systems and institutions that they rail against. Specifically it’s white Marxists who for more than 60 years have, to paraphrase ol’ Vladdy Lenin hisself, “sold them the dope by which they delude themselves.” Do any of these people really think that when the revolution that they are so hot and horny to set off happens that they are going to be the ones running the show when the dust settles?

You know, in the cold light of day, Charles Manson wasn’t wrong; he was just about 50 years ahead of his time. Look at the words and deeds of individuals like Chesa Boudin and this John Chisholm. The latter openly boasted of letting criminals out on the streets with either no bail or no jail time and “guaranteed” someone was going to die because of it. It’s all eggs and omelets when it comes to “social justice.” And that bullshit is exactly that; bullshit. They want to use chaos and violence in the streets to foment revolution and then grab absolute power.

There is no difference in the political mindset of Charles Manson and any other George Soros-pimped DA or AG. Hell, if Manson were around today there’s a better than even chance he could run for office in California and actually win. There’s an old show-biz expression that I think applies: “Hollywood would forgive Hitler if he were good box office. Well, maybe not forgive, but certainly forget.”

I was going to say John Chisholm didn’t run a cult that had people killed in order to foment a race war. But, on second thought, considering the actions of Darrell Brooks and how he was able to commit mass vehicular terrorism, a case could be made.

Not in any way, shape or form am I going to try and mitigate or excuse the carnage Darrell Brooks inflicted on his victims and all of us collectively. That loss is absolutely devastating. But the vast, wasted potential of the wasted lives of all the tens of thousands of Brookses gunned down, OD’d, aborted, incarcerated (Boudin and Chisholm notwithstanding) or otherwise destroyed in the inner city wastelands for the past six decades is just as incalculable.

The Democrat Party, and the anti-American left have literally committed genocide against American blacks for the sole purpose of political dominance and the drive to turn America into a totalitarian dictatorship. Because of this, we find ourselves on the verge of societal dissolution, and a protracted racial civil upheaval that could well devolve to civil war. All of it completely unnecessary and avoidable. All of it built on one of the most pernicious and titanic of big lies ever to have been foisted on a society. That is surely among the greatest crimes against humanity ever committed. Imagine what America would be like today if Herbert Marcuse, Saul Alinsky, LBJ and all the others had been thwarted.

Have a great weekend.

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END OF ACE


The media claims there’s no motive behind the Waukesha attack. Darrell Brooks’ history says otherwise.

A Coyote Castration Joke via Ace of Spades

This joke is via ACE OF SPADESSaturday Overnight Open Thread (8/28/21) Limited Content Edition:

The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to the Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population. It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried-and-true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club had a “more humane” solution to this issue. What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The males would then be castrated and let loose again.

This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U.S. Forest Service.

All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes.

Finally an old fellow wearing a big cowboy hat in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said:

“Son, I don’t think you understand our problem here… these coyotes ain’t fuckin’ our sheep… they’re eatin’ them!”

The meeting never really got back to order. 

After seeing this in the joke:

  • This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U.S. Forest Service

I had to find out if this were true, and if so, catalog it…. at 6am on Saturday morning. Because I have some thorough “bug” in me that loves the political enough that I simply cannot move on after a laugh.

Here is a PDF paper by The University of Wyoming’s Neurobiology Program, the Zoology and Physiology Department, at the AZA Wildlife Contraception Center, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri: “Chemical Castration of the Coyote”

Coyotes have been and continue to be significant predators of livestock, mainly domestic sheep. Primary control of depredating coyotes has been by lethal removal. This method has been met with mixed reviews mainly due to both public opposition and limited effectiveness of lethal control.

[….]

Therefore, controlling reproduction may be a more socially acceptable and effective tool for managing predatory behaviors of coyotes.

BTW, I paid a buck to get past a “pay-wall” for the following [effin] story. Grrrr.

Coyote Contraception A Potential Alternative (BILLINGS GAZETTE)

(Associated Press, Sep 8, 2012) JACKSON, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming research team is exploring using contraception as an alternative — and possibly more effective — solution to controlling coyotes.

The group, led by zoology doctoral candidate Marjie MacGregor, displayed its research at the International Conference on Fertility Control in Wildlife held recently in Jackson.

The technique uses deslorelin, a hormone that renders coyotes sterile.

Coyotes tend to prey on larger animals, including domestic sheep, pronghorn antelope and mule deer, more heavily when they have pups, MacGregor said. Because coyotes quickly fill territory left empty when their counterparts are gunned down, contraception has potential to reduce depredation better than killing, she said.

“The whole issue of coyote control is somewhat off the radar in Jackson Hole, where there’s limited animal agriculture,” MacGregor said.

“I’m not sure if Jackson Hole people think about how we manage coyotes across the state of Wyoming,” she said. “They are overshadowed by the larger predators.”

Numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services show coyote depredation across the state is a major issue.

From 1998 to 2008, Wildlife Services killed more than 77,000 coyotes in Wyoming — the second highest state total, trailing just Montana. The carnivore comprised some 94 percent of all the mammalian predators the agency killed in Wyoming during those 10 years.

A small percentage of the total coyote population, estimated at 50,000 to 80,000 in Wyoming, is killed each year, Wildlife Service’s state director Rod Krischke said.

Wildlife Services hasn’t removed coyotes from Teton County “in many years,” Krischke said.

The agency director was familiar with the research and agreed with MacGregor’s premise that contraception could be an effective means of reducing depredation.

“Basically, if you reduce the reproduction capabilities then you have fewer mouths to feed,” Krischke said. “The hope’s that the territorial coyotes would maintain their territory even though they’re not having pups.”

According to MacGregor’s paper, “Chemical Castration of the Coyote,” studies conducted in Utah and Colorado confirm that lamb and pronghorn fawn survival rates are higher in sterile versus intact coyote territories.

However, surgical sterilization programs — the only proven method — are not cost effective, the paper said.

Chemical sterilization is intriguing because of its lower cost and because it could potentially be used on a large number of coyotes, MacGregor said.

“The most important step is making sure the drug works — that we can stop the animal from reproducing,” she said.

While looking at all this, I came across a funny idea for making light of fender benders… enjoy, lol:

Faucie Emails! (Tangled Web 1)

After examining the evidence, Carlson wondered if Fauci may be under investigation for his “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (NATIONAL FILE). Of course, this is old news to conservatives… new news to Lefties (Apr 7, 2020 — The first documentary movie on CCP virus, Tracking Down the Origin of the Wuhan Coronavirus)

The following is compiled by ACE OF SPADES!

CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS, FACTS AND AMERICA IMPRISONED

  • “The bombshell release from Dr. Fauci’s e-mails goes to disprove the political and media establishment’s claims that lab-leak or bio-weapon concerns were ‘conspiracy theories.'” — Chinese COVID “Looks Engineered,” Gov’t-Funded Immunologist Told Fauci In January 2020 (NATIONAL PULSE)
  • Daniel Greenfield: “If you like your pandemic, you can keep your pandemic.” — Fauci’s E-Mails and the Chinese Covid Cover-Up (FRONTPAGE MAG)
  • “Controversial health official’s lack of scientific curiosity raises troubling questions.” — “Too Long for Me to Read”: Fauci Dismissed Expert’s E-Mail About Chinese Disinformation on Chinese COVID-19 (too long or Chu Wong? – jjs) (THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
  • “Worse, he well symbolizes much of the entire Washington establishment, a group of people more interested in power and skimming cash from the taxpayer than doing the right thing for the nation.” — From Masks to the Origins of Chinese COVID, Anthony Fauci is a Liar and a Fraud (BEHIND THE BLACK)
  • Rand Paul: “Can’t wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA e-mails.” — Sen. Rand Paul Calls to “Fire” Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Told You” (BREITBART)
  • “…in the future, we would do well to never let entrenched bureaucrats run a national response to anything.” — Was Fauci Incompetent or Dishonest? Either Way, in the Final Analysis, Lives Have Been Ruined (PJ-MEDIA)
  • “A couple months later, the man responsible for steering U.S. government funding to the Wuhan Institution of Virology, Peter Daszak, the president of the EcoHealth Alliance, thanked Dr. Anthony Fauci on April 18, 2020 for publicly dismissing the theory coronavirus may have leaked from the lab.” — E-Mails Show Anthony Fauci Scrambled at Beginning of Pandemic to Determine Potential U.S. Role in Funding Chinese Coronavirus Research “Abroad” (BREITBART)
  • “Over the course of the pandemic, Facebook has taken on an increasingly active role in censoring [Chinese] COVID-related information deemed “fake news” by government health officials.” — Fauci Colluded With Mark Zuckerberg On Facebook Chinese COVID-19 “Information Hub,” E-Mails Show (THE FEDERALIST)
  • “I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location.” — Masks, Lies and Fauci: The Trifecta (HUMAN EVENTS)
  • “The highest-paid federal employee, best known for flip-flopping on [Chinese] COVID messaging and fudging the numbers, is now going to pontificate about truth and service in an autobiography where he gets to be the hero? What a joke.” — Fauci’s Expect the Unexpected Book Is Exactly What You’d Expect From a Self-Serving Bureaucrat (THE FEDERALIST)
  • Fauci’s Upcoming Book Scrubbed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Amid Backlash (JUST THE NEWS)
  • “Regulators’ precipitous action slowed the [Chinese] COVID-19 vaccination campaign.” — The FDA’s J&J Vaccine “Pause” Protected Bureaucrats, Not Patients (HUMAN EVENTS)
  • “Proof of immunity should serve as a substitute in any mandate situation, though parents may need to demand it. Concurrence from a physician should assist in the process.” — Israel Says There Is a Probable Link Between the Pfizer Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine and Cases of Myocarditis (PJ-MEDIA)

BEN DOMENECH

INGRAHAM ANGLE

GREG GUTFELD

THE FIVE

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Vaccine Passports and Anti-Israeli Pro-Terror Democrats

Much of this is via ACE OF SPADES and a Facebook convo I was in. In a conversation elsewhere, someone said no one is talking about vaccination passports… I respond with three examples:

  • Some states have already introduced their own digital health passports with assistance from the private sector, while others are still in development. But the idea is entirely off the table in several states. As a result, vaccine passports have created something of a flashpoint.
  • The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as “vaccine passports” — that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as businesses try to reopen.
  • (pic below compliments) A medical doctor and professor who writes columns and regularly appears as a guest on CNN slammed the CDC’s decision to let vaccinated people stop wearing masks, and suggested there should be a mechanism in place – like a vaccine passport – to keep those who choose not to take the vaccine from appearing in public.

Just three examples, and I have not known Big Government to throttle back on grabs for power.

Now some ACE OF SPADES:

Is it just me, or is this creepy?

“The ImmunaBand is the outward symbol of the COVID-19 Vaccination. In every interaction with fellow employees and the public, the ImmunaBand bracelet contributes as a silent witness to the power of the vaccine

CULT STATUS:

[ ] YES

[ ] NO

[X] DEFINITELY NOT A

I gotta tell you, I feel the shameful red of embarrassment that I did not see the opportunity to fleece religious maniac dullards and exploit the congenitally stupid by selling them shoddy devotional tchotchkies.

They’re such mindless cultists. They’re a veritable mint waiting to be unloaded.

The above compliments PART III of my COVID ORIGINS POST

That was the weird PASSPORT part…. but I want to continue because the guys/gals at ACE always make me laugh:

Sarah Silverman — who is obviously no genius anyway, but who is also now radioactively unfunny — made the bold pronouncement that Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner is transphobic.

Hawaiian shirts are making a comeback.

Oh no they’re practically Nazi uniforms!!!!

The colorful and uniquely patterned shirts are making a comeback this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news outlet reports that part of the appeal of the shirts is the wide variety of styles they come in, which allow the wearer more freedom to express themselves.

The trend was apparently inspired by a shirt recently worn by David Beckham in Miami. The Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello shirt reportedly inspired more people to attempt to pull off the colorful, yet casual look that Beckham went with.

I’ve wanted a Hawaiian shirt for a long time, but didn’t get one, first because I thought, and this is stupid, “What’s with all these flowers and birds? This is gay.”

Then I accepted that flowers and birds and pineapples were essential motifs of the shirt, so I sought a shirt with… less gay flowers and less gay birds. Like, manly flowers. Flowers with biceps. Like, birds with guns and dicks.

Again, this is embarrassing. These are the stupid thoughts my stupid brain has when I’m not minding it.

I do not seek your approval. I only seek your pity.

In 2017, Dr. Shi Zengli — the “Bat Lady” herself, the woman who worried publicly that covid might be one of her own Frankenviruses — stated in a paper that her work was being funded by Anthony Fauci’s NIH/NIAID.

Also note that that MIT biologist says that some of the techniques described in that paper are “gain-of-function” techniques.

But Fauci is a dues-paid member of the Ruling Class. He gets to commit perjury with impunity.

Maybe they’ll award him an Emmy.

WORSHIP YOUR INFALLIBLE GOD-GOVERNMENT:




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While the Biden Administration pumps millions into the Palestinian Authority, they refuse to commit to selling Israel more of the Iron Dome missiles that saved so many Israeli lives in the latest Hamas terror-bombardment.

Take a bow, NeverTrump. You put this into office……

BOOM!

#Woke Santa Clause Makes Little Boy Cry

My wife said “Santa just went on the naughty list,” and that “he is wearing the wrong suit, he should be wearing a Grinch suit.” This is by way of ACE OF SPADES:

Amazon “Sells Nooses” | One Of The Funniest Stories In A While

This is all ACE of SPADES! This story DEFINITELY takes the cake. (Click the pics to enter official store):

Oakland Mayor: We Cannot Tolerate People Hanging Nooses in Parks Even Though They Weren’t Intended to Be Nooses and Even Though They Do Not Look Anything Like Nooses

Zero tolerance for nooses. And not just nooses, but zero tolerance for things that look like nooses.

And even that’s not enough — zero tolerance for things that don’t look like nooses.

Oakland’s mayor said five ropes found hanging from trees in a city park are nooses and racially-charged symbols of terror but a resident said they are merely exercise equipment that he put up there months ago.

He said that, or they are just that?

It’s the latter. The “nooses” are ropes with “plastic pipes” in their ends.

The term the AP is intentionally avoiding is “hand-grips.” These are excercise ropes that have plastic hand-grips at their ends, not nooses.

But the Mayor has to give voice to the lunatics, so we’re now going to pretend that exercise ropes are nooses.

Pictured: TRX Nooses on sale from Amazon,
now outed as a White Supremacist Noose Vendor

They have been removed by city officials.

Thank god. We can’t have people getting sick burns in their lats with those nooses.

Now, the guy who put them up says they’re suspension bands for exercise.

But we can’t believe him.

He’s probably a white supremacist.

Victor Sengbe, who is black, told KGO-TV that the ropes were part of a rigging that he and his friends used as part of a larger swing system. He also shared video of the swing in use.

“Out of the dozen and hundreds and thousands of people that walked by, no one has thought that it looked anywhere close to a noose. Folks have used it for exercise. It was really a fun addition to the park that we tried to create,” Sengbe said.

Black guy doing strength training in a public park?

I gotta say, it checks out

Nooses have been associated with the lynching of black people and used as symbols to taunt or terrorize African Americans.

Thanks, AP.

And sometimes, nooses are used to just absolutely BLAST your triceps and BLOW YOUR DELTS RIGHT THE FUCK OUT…..

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The Long-Overdue Collapse of the American Education System

With a grateful hat-tip to ACE OF SPADES, these videos were pretty enlightening:

  • NYU Business Professor: Covid Has Begun a Long-Overdue Collapse of the American Education System, and They Deserve Everything They’re Going to Get Two videos of him, below, making the same basic points. He’s on shows hosted by people you will not like (Amanapour, Cooper), but he’s worth listening to. — ACE

Another positive from this whole Covid thingy is that many parents plan on continuing home schooling:

  • While the majority of parents are hoping that schools will open in the fall, a great number of parents plan on continuing to homeschool regardless of if schools open or not. A survey conducted recently by Real Clear Opinion Research found that among 2,122 families surveyed, just over 40% of them claimed that they would most likely keep their kids at home and will use distance learning until the pandemic ends, no matter what their local and state governments decide about school closures. (MOMS)

Washington Post Swings and Misses

I have had this article thrown in my face too many times… and with a YUGE thanks to ACE OF SPADES for this. Here is the typical Facebook link to the Washington Post article (which is behind a paywall):

To say this article is a fav of Dems and #NeverTrumpers is an understatement. Here is an archived (not behind a pay wall) Washington Post opinion piece by a named source — the author of the piece.

(WASHINGTON POST)

  • Tim Morrison is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense on the National Security Council.

President Trump gets his share of criticism — some warranted, much not. But recently the president’s critics have chosen curious ground to question his response to the coronavirus outbreak since it began spreading from Wuhan, China, in December.

It has been alleged by multiple officials of the Obama administration, including in The Post, that the president and his then-national security adviser, John Bolton, “dissolved the office” at the White House in charge of pandemic preparedness. Because I led the very directorate assigned that mission, the counterproliferation and biodefense office, for a year and then handed it off to another official who still holds the post, I know the charge is specious.

Now, I’m not naive. This is Washington. It’s an election year. Officials out of power want back into power after November. But the middle of a worldwide health emergency is not the time to be making tendentious accusations.

When I joined the National Security Council staff in 2018, I inherited a strong and skilled staff in the counterproliferation and biodefense directorate. This team of national experts together drafted the National Biodefense Strategy of 2018 and an accompanying national security presidential memorandum to implement it; an executive order to modernize influenza vaccines; and coordinated the United States’ response to the Ebola epidemic in Congo, which was ultimately defeated in 2020.

It is true that the Trump administration has seen fit to shrink the NSC staff. But the bloat that occurred under the previous administration clearly needed a correction. Defense Secretary Robert Gatescongressional oversight committees and members of the Obama administration itself all agreed the NSC was too large and too operationally focused (a departure from its traditional role coordinating executive branch activity). As The Post reported in 2015, from the Clinton administration to the Obama administration’s second term, the NSC’s staff “had quadrupled in size, to nearly 400 people.” That is why Trump began streamlining the NSC staff in 2017.

ACE OF SPADES excerpts a portion after this commentary:

He notes that Trump did shrink the NSC — because Obama had bloated it from 100 persons to 400 in just a few years.

But the NSC retained its epidemic personnel — just merged with biodefense and counterprolifereation.

Here is that portion (plus some):

One such move at the NSC was to create the counterproliferation and biodefense directorate, which was the result of consolidating three directorates into one, given the obvious overlap between arms control and nonproliferation, weapons of mass destruction terrorism, and global health and biodefense. It is this reorganization that critics have misconstrued or intentionally misrepresented. If anything, the combined directorate was stronger because related expertise could be commingled.

The reduction of force in the NSC has continued since I departed the White House. But it has left the biodefense staff unaffected — perhaps a recognition of the importance of that mission to the president, who, after all, in 2018 issued a presidential memorandum to finally create real accountability in the federal government’s expansive biodefense system…..

Now ACE switches gears to note who is reTweeting the story:

So you can see how the media eagerly misleads the public — yes, an “office” was dissolved. But most of the personnel making up that office were retained, and added to a new, merged office.

So they say “the office” was dissolved and intend you to take that to mean that the epidemic unit was disbanded.

That’s a lie, but that’s what they want you to believe.

They are the enemy of the people and a reckoning is coming.

Via Tami, John Bolton is now tweeting out the article quoted above:

The rest of ACE’S post is a must read.


CDC BUDGET


This is quickly refuted by the actual budget… the first year is Obama’s… and so, spending on the CDC stayed at or was above O’s.

Two Throwback Cartoons via ACE of SPADES

(ACE of SPADES) A bear wakes out of hibernation in the middle of a human society that blindly refuses to recognize him as an animal. (IMDB)

  • The Bear said, “But, I am a Bear.” The Foreman stopped laughing. He was very mad. “Don’t try to fool me,” he said. “You’re not a Bear. You’re a silly man who needs a shave and wears a fur coat. I’m going to take you to the General Manager.” (MEDIUM)

Based on the book by Norton Juster from 1963, this 1965 short film won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Created by classic animation artist Chuck Jones, the story was inspired by a the Victorian novella “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions,” in which the protagonist visits a one-dimensional universe called Lineland, where women are dots and men are lines.

A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he’ll have to learn to bend before she’ll notice him. (IMDB)