TODAY'S ACLU IS BOWING TO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
If you remember when the ACLU used to take on unpopular causes, like defending the First Amendment rights of Klansmen, just because defending everyone’s civil rights was more important than political posturing, then man, are you getting old. Today’s ACLU not only bows down to political correctness instead of the Bill of Rights, it’s actually suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for forcing colleges to respect male students’ due process rights.
Now, ask them if they support rights like the presumption of innocence for Joe Biden…
It’s getting tedious listening to celebrities smugly lecturing everyone to stay locked down and listen to “the experts” on the coronavirus when they don’t have to worry about money and what the “experts” tell us to do changes practically every day.
For instance, back in the days when the experts were telling us 2.2 million Americans would die, we were told face masks should only be worn by sick people, to prevent them from spreading germs. Then they told us everyone should be wearing them (it’s actually enforced like law in many places.) Then they said that only people treating COVID-19 patients need to wear them. And now, Dr. Russell Blaylock claims that for healthy people to wear face masks for hours is not only useless, it could be dangerous to your health.
He says that breathing through a restrictive mask reduces oxygenation of the blood, which can result in headaches, losing consciousness and an impaired immune system, making it more likely to suffer strokes, cancer, and heart attacks. Ironically, it might also make you more likely to contract the coronavirus, and have a rougher case of it. Even worse, if you have the virus, he says wearing a mask can concentrate it in your sinuses and lungs, or even get it into your brain.
Full disclosure: Blaylock has made some controversial claims that are disputed by mainstream medicine. But he’s also a licensed neurosurgeon and retired clinical professor of neurosurgery, so it seems likely that he knows a bit about surgical masks.
So which experts are we supposed to listen to? Maybe we should just listen to the smug liberal celebrities. As Homer Simpson put it, “Celebrities…Is there anything they DON’T know?”
SENATOR RICHARD BURR STEPS DOWN
UPDATE: Sen. Richard Burr (R, NC) announced that he’s stepping down as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee pending an FBI investigation of allegations that he dumped stocks based on inside information about the coronavirus coming. Burr has denied the allegation, and his attorney says he’s cooperating with the FBI and has asked the Senate Ethics Committee to conduct a complete review. More details at this link.
VOTING BY MAIL?!?
With the House voting today on her $3 trillion leftist wish list bill, Nancy Pelosi seems to believe that fighting the coronavirus somehow requires letting all elections be determined through voting by mail. Coincidentally, that’s already underway for the Nevada primaries. And how is it going? I think you can guess from this story, or simply from this pull quote from a postal worker:
“This just seems fraudulent to me, something stinks here.”
Kudos to the Republican Party of Arizona, which just pulled off the first statewide virtual convention, with over 1100 Republicans around the state successfully participating via cell phone and tablet.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are still trying to figure out how to stream Joe Biden from his basement. But sure, let’s put them in charge of the entire government. What could go wrong?
With businesses reopening around the country, some customers are angry to see an extra dollar or two being added to the bill as a “coronavirus charge.”
Business owners say they’re getting negative reviews on Yelp, but they can’t help it: they have to charge more to offset the costs of reduced capacity, meat shortages, PPE equipment and other expenses. They say the virus surcharge is more transparent than just raising prices, plus it will allow them to adjust the charge as the emergency recedes.
I know that nobody wants to pay extra, but please bear in mind that your local businesses have been closed for a long time and they are struggling to stay afloat. Please don’t badmouth them on Yelp for things they can’t help. Just be grateful that they are finally back. And if you want to blame someone for that “coronavirus charge,” then think of it as the “government coronavirus response charge.”
THE LATEST CHAPTER
The latest chapter in the “What Does This Have To Do With Stopping A Virus?” Saga: In Ocean City, New Jersey, walking, running and exercising on the beach are allowed, but sunbathing and sitting in chairs are prohibited. Also, surfing is allowed, but swimming is prohibited.
So if you’re surfing and fall off your board, are you allowed to swim back to the beach, or are your only options to drown or be arrested?
I know this sounds like laughable nonsense, but it’s very serious. If authorities want people to respect their guidelines to help prevent the spread of disease, then the people have to respect the authorities. Telling people that they’re allowed to surf but not to swim is exactly the kind of pointless, tyrannical rule-making that insures nobody will respect the authorities behind it for much longer. If you want people to stop following the rules, then keep issuing rules like this.
The coronavirus isn’t the only epidemic sweeping the country. Washington seems to be in the grip of an amnesia epidemic.
While the media are desperately trying to spin the unmasking of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as “routine” (“Thousands of people get unmasked, nothing to see here!”), former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper took a different approach. When asked on CNN why he requested the unmasking of Flynn, he claimed he simply doesn’t remember…
I couldn’t help thinking of Steve Martin’s old bit about how you can avoid paying taxes by just telling the IRS two simple words: “I forgot!” I half expect Clapper’s next public statement to be, “Excuuuuuuuse meeeeee!!!”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden says he doesn’t remember Tara Reade, the staffer who accused him of sexual assault. But as for those people who say they believe her but will vote for Biden anyway, he said they “probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade.” Why do I get the feeling that’s the result of forgetting what his campaign advisors told him to say?