From the border, Biden mocks the Supreme Court, illegals pile up, a Democrat Mayor calls for help, and Haitians are released

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Supreme Court mandates return to Remain in Mexico policy. Biden regime ignores the court

The Washington Examiner reports on the Supreme Court’s decision to return to the Remain in Mexico policy; however, Biden has ignored the court again (after his mocking them by ignoring their ruling on his rent moratorium).

Former President Donald Trump’s “remain in Mexico” immigration policy will be reinstated after the Supreme Court refused a Biden administration request Tuesday night to block a lower court ruling requiring the restrictions be put back in place.

The Justice Department sought to have the court stay a recent decision by a federal judge in Texas that ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” the policy, known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, until it could be lawfully suspended.

U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee, ruled on Aug. 13 the administration violated federal procedural law when it first suspended the border policy in January and when it fully rescinded the policy on June 1. The rescission, Kacsmaryk determined, was arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act, which governs the administration of federal regulations.

The Justice Department asked the high court to block Kacsmaryk’s order, saying it would “severely disrupt” the administration’s operations at the border and that it threatened “to create a diplomatic and humanitarian crisis.”

The Supreme Court determined the government would not likely succeed on appeal on the merits of its claim that the administration’s rescission of the policy complied with the law.

“The applicants have failed to show a likelihood of success on the claim that the memorandum rescinding the Migrant Protection Protocols was not arbitrary and capricious,” the court said in its order.

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan granted the Justice Department’s stay application.

The Homeland Security Department said it plans to continue with its appeal of Kacsmaryk’s reinstatement order — the Supreme Court ruled narrowly on whether to pause the order as the government seeks a victory on the merits of its rescission of MPP — but will “comply with the order in good faith.”

“Alongside interagency partners, DHS has begun to engage with the Government of Mexico in diplomatic discussions surrounding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” the agency said in a statement.

The original complaint was filed on April 13 by Texas and Missouri, which claimed financial injury due to the rescission of the policy. The policy was first implemented in January 2019 and directed immigration authorities to return certain migrants to Mexico as they awaited their removal proceedings.

Missouri claimed the end of the policy forced it to direct more state resources to initiatives, including its Human Trafficking Task Force, stressed by the influx of migrants from the southern border.

Kacsmaryk said the Biden administration “failed to consider the main benefits of [the Migrant Protection Protocols]” and to adequately consider how states would be affected by the release of thousands of migrants into their jurisdictions.

(Read of the record number of crossings and response by Mayorkas at the Washington Examiner)

I don’t know whether Joe has decided to further ignore the border in order to distract us from his Afghanistan disaster or whether this is just full-scale invasion

In the end, nothing about the Biden border policy helps America for these reasons:

  • It opens us up to more fentanyl when we are already experiencing an opioid epidemic.
  • It allows more diseases (many of which we once had eliminated within our borders) back into our states (not to mention new variants of the ever-hyped COVID-19).
  • It provides a pipeline for illegal guns to run both north and south of the border
  • It strengthens the hand of human traffickers (especially those who sex traffic children and women).
  • It opens our population to terrorists 

Texas Rep. Pfluger visits Del Rio migrant camp as numbers spike, warns ‘worst is yet to come’

Fox News points out the conditions observed by Representative Pfluger at Del Rio as the Haitian invasion began.

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, on Saturday spoke to Fox News as he visited the site of the migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas, saying that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000 — and warning the situation could get much worse.

“Speaking to Border Patrol agents, the worst is yet to come, they’re worried about what is behind here, they’re worried about co-ordination with Mexico,” he told Fox News from Del Rio.

Officials have described an “out of control” situation as they scramble to cope with a flood of migrants that has spiked from 4,000 on Wednesday to now what Pfluger said was 14,878 as of Saturday afternoon. Fox News images have shown migrants streaming across the border by their hundreds for days.

“It’s worse than you could imagine,” Pfluger said, whose office also provided images of the chaos to Fox News.

The migrants have set up a de facto camp under the bridge to shelter from the 100 degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol. Officials have rushed toilets, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to try and help.

(Read accounts of attempted border shutdowns and staffing arrangements at Fox News

The more I think of this situation, all of this seems to be going as planned by the White House

The more I think about this invasion, this seems to fit into the plans of the socialists who run things in the White House. They want to “fundamentally change America” by importing as many socialists as possible. It does not matter that they will bankrupt the nation. They will get these little socialists on handout programs as soon as possible and, thereby, have a new class of devoted Democrat voters.

Democrat Del Rio Mayor calls for help from Biden and Harris

The Epoch Times reports the words of Democrat Mayor Mayor Bruno Lozano as he called on members of his own party for help.

Democratic Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano has called out President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to make an appearance at his town as it battles with an overwhelming illegal immigrant crisis that has left Border Patrol agents struggling to process thousands of people.

More than 15,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, have illegally entered the United States in recent days and taken shelter underneath the border bridge connecting Del Rio, a Texas town of about 35,000 people, to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico.

While numerous official figures and congressmen, including Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), have visited the town, shared images, and urged the Biden administration to take action, both Biden and Harris have been noticeably absent.

On Sept.18, as Pfluger warned that the situation has “reached boiling point,” Harris made an appearance at Howard University where she led a coin toss at the university’s football event.

(Read more at the Epoch Times about the Democrat non-response)

This should be the message to working-class Democrats in America: “You have been abandoned for the illegal alien socialists.”

As has become evident by the acts of the Democrats at the border, working class Democrats have now been abandoned by the party in favor of illegal alien socialists.  Although an imperceptibly small minority of illegal aliens are being sent back, the majority that the Biden CBP encounter are being spread across America.

The Biden regime continues with unequal application of the law

As illustrated by the tweet below, Biden has chosen to continue with an unequal application of the law even when dealing with illegal aliens.

Texas law enforcement takes action over migrant crisis in Del Rio

The Blaze reports that Texas Rangers have started picking up the slack where the federal agents under Joe Biden have slacked off.

Texas law enforcement took action late Saturday over the growing migrant crisis unfolding in Del Rio, Texas, a small town situated on the southern United States border with Mexico.

What are the details?

Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard were working together to secure the area of the border where thousands of Haitian migrants have poured into the U.S. in recent days.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers,” Abbott said. “The National Guard is working with them to secure the border.”

The Texas DPS shared images on social media showing a massive fleet of vehicles parked on the banks of the Rio Grande river.

(Read how Texas forces plan to act at The Blaze)

At least Abbott is trying to do what Biden will not do.

Because Biden has abandoned the border, Governor Abbott has been forced to use Texas resources to stem the flow of illegal aliens into Texas.

In contradiction to Biden claims, the majority of Haitians are released into America

The Associated Press report that (of the 16,000 Haitians amassed at Del Rio) many are being released into America.

Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.

Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who put the figure in the thousands. The official, who has direct knowledge of operations, was not authorized to discuss the matter Tuesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, an outcome that requires less processing time from Border Patrol agents than ordering an appearance in immigration court and points to the speed at which authorities are moving, the official said.

The Homeland Security Department has been busing Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border, and this week added flights to Tucson, Arizona, the official said. They are processed by the Border Patrol at those locations.

A second U.S. official, also with direct knowledge and speaking on the condition of anonymity, said large numbers of Haitians were being processed under immigration laws and not being placed on expulsion flights to Haiti that started Sunday. The official couldn’t be more specific about how many.

U.S. authorities scrambled in recent days for buses to Tucson but resorted to flights when they couldn’t find enough transportation contractors, both officials said. Coast Guard planes took Haitians from Del Rio to El Paso.

The releases in the U.S. were occurring despite the signaling of a massive effort to expel Haitians on flights to Haiti under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants an opportunity to seek asylum. A third U.S. official not authorized to discuss operations said there were seven daily flights to Haiti planned starting Wednesday.

Accounts of wide-scale releases — some observed at the Del Rio bus station by Associated Press journalists — are at odds with statements a day earlier by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who traveled to Del Rio to promise swift action.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned, your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” he said at a Monday news conference.

The releases come amid a quick effort to empty the camp under a bridge that, according to some estimates, held more than 14,000 people over the weekend in a town of 35,000 people. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, during a visit Tuesday to Del Rio, said the county’s top official told him the most recent tally at the camp was about 8,600 migrants.

The criteria for deciding who is flown to Haiti and who is released in the U.S. was unclear, but two U.S. officials said single adults were the priority for expulsion flights.

The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.

(Read more at the Associated Press)

For those Haitians who got into America, some revolted

As reported by Kingsville CBS affiliate KIII, Haitians in CBP custody attempted escape and take-over of a CPB bus.

New images have come to light of Monday’s incident just south of Kingsville, Texas, involving some Haitian migrants and the Department of Homeland Security.

The group of migrants were being transported by bus to Brownsville when there was a revolt. The Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office said the migrants fought with agents, forced the bus to stop, and then escaped. Footage of the incident was brought to Governor Greg Abbott’s attention during a news conference Tuesday.

“We saw something yesterday that we knew was going to happen,” said Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council.

Judd was in Del Rio at the news conference with Governor Abbott spotlighting the Haitian migrant crisis there.

“If you are targeting Texas to come to, we are going to show up in force and shut down the border,” Abbott said.

“When those people who were in buses south of Kingsville, Texas, when they found out they were going to be sent back to Haiti, they took the bus over and they fled,” Judd said.

Kleberg County Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick was one of a number of lawmen who showed up to the scene to help out the ICE agents.

“These illegal migrants assaulted the federal agents on the bus and somehow they managed to escape custody for a brief moment in time, and agents then had to chase them down again and get into another scuffle on the side of the road with these individuals to try and detain them,” Kirkpatrick said.

The desperation seen in the Haitian migrants trying to cross the border is partly due to a recent earthquake that destroyed or damaged nearly 130,000 homes. Haiti’s president was also assassinated earlier this year. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory telling Americans not to visit Haiti because of the civil unrest, crime and COVID-19.

Eddie Canales, a South Texas immigrant rights activist, said those Haitians acted in desperation because they are fearful of returning to their country. He believes the Haitian migrants at our state’s border should be welcomed into the country and not deported back to Haiti.

“There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given to the Haitians in this country or you know, temporary protected status, or as refugees,” Canales said. “Figure out what’s going on. Did any actions take place in Haiti to keep people from leaving in terms of relief after the earthquake? I doubt it very much.”

(Read more at KIII)

The statement “There needs to be immediate humanitarian parole given” provides all the proof we need that this situation is insane. The inmates have taken over the asylum.

 

Over-counting COVID deaths and using the mandate to distract from Afghanistan: what else will Biden bungle?

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Sharyl Atkisson proves COVID deaths have been extremely over-counted

Real Clear Politics reviews a recent Full Measure episode where Sharyl Attkisson explores how COVID deaths may have been over-counted by 100% or more.

SharylAttkisson“Full Measure” host Sharyl Attkisson investigates how Covid-19 cases and deaths are being counted and finds some suspicious overcounting:

As hindsight comes into clearer focus, we’re learning a lot about mistaken advice and policies amid the Covid-19 pandemic. One still murky and disputed area involves the death toll, now upwards of 640,000 in the U.S., according to CDC. Some insist the true count is much higher; others claim it’s lower. Today, we begin with the startling results of our investigation that found in some documented cases, news that Covid was the cause of death was greatly exaggerated.

Grand County, Colorado, rural country a hundred miles outside of Denver.

Thanksgiving 2020, Lucais Reilly shoots his wife Kristin in the head, then turns the gun on himself, committing suicide. They have alcohol and drugs in their system and a history of domestic troubles.

Grand County coroner Brenda Bock explains how the small town tragedy is exposing serious questions about the way Covid deaths are counted.

Brenda Bock: I had a homicide-suicide the end of November, and the very next day it showed up on the state website as Covid deaths. And they were gunshot wounds. And I questioned that immediately because I had not even signed off the death certificates yet, and the state was already reporting them as Covid deaths.

Bock says somebody, somewhere had apparently run the couple’s names through a database showing they’d tested positive for Covid within 28 days of their death. Then recorded them as Covid deaths even though they died of gunshots.

Sharyl: If we look at the death certificates for the murder-suicide case, what will it say about Covid?

Bock: Nothing, absolutely nothing. I paid a forensic pathologist to do the autopsies on those two cases. And nowhere is COVID mentioned on those death certificates. Nowhere.

Bock: This is a copy of the death certificate, and nowhere does it say COVID. So we have a homicide, suicide, nothing to do with COVID.

(continued)

But when we checked in July, the New York Times tally over-reported Grand County’s 2020 Covid death toll by least 500%. It was missing one resident who reportedly died of Covid outside of the county. But the Times counted the unrelated heart attack; the two people who were alive – which were removed from the state total; and the murder-suicide of Lucais and Kristin Reilly.

Sharyl: What are the implications nationwide when we’re looking at numbers then?

Bock: I believe they’re very inflated. And don’t get me wrong. I believe Covid is real. And I believe people do get very sick from it. And I do believe a small number do die from that. I do not believe a homicide-suicide belongs in that number. I don’t, because my job is to tell the truth about why a person died, the cause and the manner. And I don’t believe that what’s going on is the truth.

(Read more at Real Clear Politics)

When I heard a bit of Sharyl Atkisson’s presentation on Full Measure, it clicked.

The idea that non-COVID deaths had been reported as COVID deaths rang true. This may be based on the fact that the main stream media just will not stop pounding the COVID topic. It may come from the lies that the media has been caught pushing. Or it may originate with the occasional story on how Democrats hide the truth surrounding an outbreak thought to be COVID.

Nonetheless, the Democrats in office and in the press have spent all of their trust.

Biden Timed Vaccine Mandate Announcement to Distract from Afghanistan Debacle

Breitbart points toward indications that the vaccine mandate might be Biden’s attempt to distract from the multiple Afghanistan bungles. However, with the poor thinking that went into both the mandate and Afghanistan, who’s to say he isn’t magnifying both bungles?

Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandate in order to distract from his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, adding that U.S. leaders can “literally get away with murder at this point.”

“I think this is exactly why Biden unrolled the vaccine mandate, is specifically because he didn’t want to talk about Afghanistan. He didn’t even give a live address on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — he’s hiding,” Marlow said in a recent episode of I’m Right with Jesse Kelly.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Has Biden thought out what happens when nursing home workers resign rather than get the jab?

Nursing home workers don’t make a lot of money; however, they hold a key position. If they quit en masse as a response to Joe’s mandate, who will replace them? Will this result in massive deaths in government-run nursing homes due to worker shortages?

What will happen if garbage truck drivers refuse the jab? Does anyone remember the last garbage hauler’s strike in New York? Does anyone want that nationwide?

What happens when more rural clinics have nurses and doctors quit rather than get this relatively untested “vaccination?” How will we provide healthcare when rural systems are already being shut down to compensate for refusals in the big cities?

Is there a possibility that Joe’s cover-up issue might grow to be worse than Afghanistan? What other industries could say “No, I will just quit” rather than take Joe’s jab?

A running list of Joe’s/Kamala’s failures

The following comes directly off of the top of my head; therefore, I welcome corrections (with linked documentation) in the comments. If you make comments, I will add your input to the list (with citations to you). Additionally, I will keep your comments.

 

Who has Biden exempted from his vaccine mandate? – Part Two

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Of course, this comes as an addendum to the the first post on Who has Biden exempted from his vaccine mandate?

The Courts

Fox News reports how federal court judges and all associated employees are not required to comply with the Biden vaccine push (bolding is mine).

LyingDogFacePonySoldierPresident Biden’s executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccines among all federal workers does not apply to members of Congress, the federal court system or their staffers.

Biden’s order Thursday mandating COVID-19 vaccinations among federal workers and contractors drops the option of regular testing and allows only some religious and disability exemptions. The order applies only to employees of the executive branch and does not apply to the legislative or judicial branches of government, the White House confirmed to Fox News.

(Read more at Fox News)

So the people in the federal courts must be like the people in Obama’s party

People in the Congress (both staffers and Congressional people) and people in the federal court system (as judges and employees — not necessarily the defendants or plaintiffs) must be like the people described by Annie Karni as “sophisticated.”

Missouri school employees exempt from federal vaccine mandate

Kansas City, Missouri CBS affiliate KCTV reports that Missouri school employees will be exempt from the Biden vaccine mandate.

President Biden’s sweeping vaccination mandate will not apply to schools.

Missouri’s Department of Education clarified the matter in a statement to KCTV5:

“Mandatory vaccinations for teachers and school personnel is a matter determined at the local level by policy voted on by local boards of education. From the information and interpretation DESE officials have seen, at this time we do not believe mandates announced last week by President Biden apply to Missouri school districts.”

Schools receive federal funds and certainly have hundreds, if not thousands, of employees. But, schools are not considered a business. Teachers and staff are public employees; they are not federal employees. So, the federal mandate does not apply.

It’s something teachers, administrators, and unions quickly understood but perhaps not parents.

“I don’t think that there is anyone in the state that has accurate numbers for how many teachers have been vaccinated,” explained Todd Fuller with the Missouri State Teacher Association.

Fuller says the nationwide estimate is 90% of all teachers have been vaccinated but adds there hasn’t been specific polling or research in Missouri.

Missouri data reveals 63.9% of all Missouri adults have had at least one shot.

(Read more at KCTV)

For those of us who can’t gain sophistication the way Obama did (by having others buy it for him), there is public service (and, possibly, unions)

Looks like working for the public sector will work for getting your fix of not getting the jab.

Additionally, when I originally heard about this exemption for Missouri schools (some people whistle while they work — I listen to the radio while I work), I heard that it had to do with unions. If that turns out to be the case, I will add updates here.

 

Republicans fight back against Biden’s dirty tactics

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Biden “informs” states of how many Afghan refugees they will take, Republicans say “No”

One America News Network reports that the Republican Study Committee will fight Biden’s Afghan resettlement program.

The Republican Study Committee unveiled a plan to fight Joe Biden’s program to quickly resettle tens of thousands of Afghan refugees into the U.S. In a memo on Wednesday, the RSC said Biden’s plan was dangerous and extended as well as an open border approach to immigration policies.

RSC Chair Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) pointed out the Biden administration requested $6.4 billion to fly any unvetted Afghan national into the U.S. by the end of the next fiscal year. He added the Democrats’ request included lifetime welfare and a path to citizenship for said Afghans.

“The Biden administration wants billions of dollars to fund unlimited green cards for unvetted Afghans,” Banks expressed in a tweet. “Opening our borders to a Taliban-run nation with the promise of lifetime welfare and citizenship for their extended family is reckless and dangerous.”

(Read this and more at One America News Network)

Thanks to the Republican Study Committee

This needs to be ongoing. Moreover, this needs to be just as dirty as the Democrats have made it.

Biden directs life-saving monoclonal antibody COVID treatments from Florida and Texas to states in the North

Townhall comments on the way Biden directed half of the monoclonal antibody treatments sent to Florida and Texas away from those states.

After President Biden attacked Republican governors in an address on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki denied reports that Biden was cutting lifesaving Wuhan coronavirus treatments to red states.

Reports that the Biden administration is reducing the quantity of monoclonal antibody treatments sent to Florida and Texas, among other states with Republican governors, are “not accurate,” Psaki said. 

“First of all, we are increasing our distribution this month by 50 percent,” she explained. “In early August we were distributing an average of 100,000 doses per week, now we’re shipping an average of 150,000 doses per week,” Psaki added.

(Read more of her lies at Townhall)

Biden lies about misdirecting treatments from Florida and Texas while he sends infected illegal aliens and Afghans into those states

Townhall likewise comments in a separate article on Biden’s redirecting of the monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID patients.

In remarks from the White House on Thursday — billed as “Remarks on Leveling the Playing Field in Our Economy to Bring Down Costs and Ensure that the Backbone of the Country, the Middle Class, Can Finally get a Break” — quickly turned vindictive as Biden repeated his attacks on Republican-led states.

“The governors of Florida and Texas are doing everything they can to undermine the lifesaving requirements that I have proposed,” Biden said repeating a line of attack he first used in a non sequitur speech on the Wuhan coronavirus as his failed Afghan airlift was underway.

Biden’s blind partisanship is, unsurprisingly, based in fantasy. Republican governors in Florida and Texas have pursued measures that ban mask mandates — which is different than an outright ban on masks, despite the lies peddled by Biden and other Democrats — while President Biden is the one who is undermining life-saving measures in those states. In what appears to be petty political maneuvering, Biden is putting American lives at risk. This development is somewhat unsurprising given he’s also left Americans stranded behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan, but it’s disturbing nonetheless.

As has been reported by officials in Florida, the Biden administration blindsided Florida’s health officials by restricting the supply of monoclonal antibody treatments without warning.

(Read more at Townhall)

Do you want to know where the COVID problem starts? It starts with the flood of illegals invited or shipped into America by Biden

Despite Biden’s FAA banning drones over the Texas open-air border facilities, the footage and on-the-ground reports reveal that up to 12,000 Hatians per day have been flooding the Southern border.

The Federal Aviation Administration has placed a two-week flight restriction along a bridge at the southern border inundated with thousands of illegal immigrants, which prevents reporters from flying drones to document the crisis.

“We’ve learned that the FAA just implemented a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX, meaning we can no longer fly our FOX drone over it to show images of the thousands of migrants. FAA says ‘special security reason,’” Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted Thursday evening.

(Read more at Fox News)

DeSantis goes directly to antibody manufacturer. Will “fight like hell”

Tampa Bay Fox affiliate WTVT reports that Governor DeSantis will work around Biden’s removal of the life-saving treatment from the state.

While Florida looks to round the corner on administering 100,000 monoclonal antibody treatments to people with COVID-19, Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged Thursday to “fight like hell” to continue receiving the treatments as the federal government this week took control over distribution of the drugs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday reported on its website that the agency has “transitioned from a direct ordering process to a state/territory-coordinated distribution system,” saying that the change will give “health departments maximum flexibility to get these critical drugs where they are needed most.”

A handful of states, including Florida, have obtained the bulk of the treatments available thus far, according to White House officials.

But the federal health agency now is allocating a weekly distribution “based on weekly reports of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in addition to data on inventories and use” submitted by states to the federal government, HHS officials said.

Florida this week will be capped at receiving 27,850 doses of the monoclonal antibody treatment Regeneron and 3,100 doses of treatments developed by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, according to federal health officials.

(Read more at WTVT)

Governor Abbott orders six ports of entry closed by Texas State Troopers

Austin CBS affiliate KENS points out that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has commanded the Texas State Troopers to close ports of entry to Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he has directed state troopers and the Texas National Guard “to shut down six points of entry along the southern border” at the request of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

But a CBP spokesperson said the federal government — which operates ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border — has no plans to shut down any ports of entry.

“I have directed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to surge personnel and vehicles to shut down six points of entry along the southern border to stop these [migrant] caravans from overrunning our state,” Abbott said in an emailed statement. “The border crisis is so dire that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requesting our help as their agents are overwhelmed by the chaos.”

Renae Eze, Abbott’s spokesperson, added that the state “is shutting down the ports of entry at the request of and in collaboration with CBP.”

Dennis Smith, the CBP spokesperson, said the agency has received no directive from the federal government to shut down ports of entry.

“I couldn’t comment on anything the governor said, I don’t have any information on that,” Smith said.

The Department of Public Safety didn’t respond to a request for comment about Abbott’s directive.

Abbott’s announcement comes as thousands of asylum-seeking migrants — most of them from Haiti — are waiting under an international bridge in Del Rio, to be processed to enter the country, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez.

(Read more at KENS)

While there may not be communication between Abbott’s Texas Troopers and the Biden’s Border Patrol, there is a history. When Abbott had DPS stop illegal aliens being transported from the border, Biden sued. When Abbott signed a law protecting babies from abortion after a heartbeat can be heard, Biden sues.

And now the graphic comics (as opposed to the ones that stroll the Capitol)

Biden crushed under COVID (no Atlas here)

BidenCrushedUnderCovid

Biden raises Taliban from Stone Age to Laser-guided Age

BidenPutsTalibanfromStoneAgeToComputerAge

Channeling his hero general

ChannellingBA

Democrats win no car races

DemsWinNoCarRaces

Explaining the mandate

ExplainingTheMandate

Getting away

Getting_Away

Hat tip to Ben Garrison (cartoonist of this illustration)

HatTipToBenGarrison1

Masks come off

HatTipToBenGarrison2

Keep digging

MC_KeepDigging

Little Red 

NotThousandsStranded

Two-faced AOC

TwoFacedAOC

Why George W. Bush is afraid to go to Piggly Wiggly

WhyGWB_WontGoToPigglyWiggly

 

Unintended consequences from Biden’s vaccine mandate

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Biden’s vaccine mandate may force problems in the healthcare industry

The Western Journal informs us that unintended consequences have cropped up in response to mandates like Biden’s vaccine mandate.

Unanticipated consequences?

President Joe Biden’s newly announced vaccine mandate might backfire on him — big time.

In August, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all health care workers in the state would be required to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination by Sept. 27 or be fired.

The consequences of this statewide mandate are already being felt at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, New York. The hospital just announced “a pause” in delivering babies after staff members in the maternity unit handed in their resignations over the controversial mandate, according to WWNY-TV.

On Friday, Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer told reporters that 73 percent of the hospital’s 629 employees have been vaccinated and that the mandate had prompted 30 more to get the shot. However, it also led 30 employees to resign.

“If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” Cayer said, according to WWNY.

“Our hope is as we get closer [to the deadline], the numbers will increase of individuals who are vaccinated, fewer individuals will leave and maybe, with a little luck, some of those who have resigned will reconsider,” he said. “We are not alone. There are thousands of positions that are open north of the Thruway and now we have a challenge to work through, you know, with the vaccination mandate.”

New York has the nation’s eighth-highest vaccination rate. As of Sept. 12, nearly 62 percent of the population was fully vaccinated, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

If the mandate is causing problems in a highly vaccinated state, how much worse will the situation be in states such as Alabama, Wyoming, Idaho and West Virginia that have vaccination rates of 40 percent or less?

(Read more at the Western Journal)

What could go wrong? Can’t people just pause that pregnancy, heart attack, or Democrat-supported shooting?

Are you willing to gamble your life or the life of your loved ones (your sons, daughters, wife, husband, or other loved people)? Is Dementia Joe’s political future more important to you than any of those lives?

As we know, coronary deaths have seen surges during the continual COVID fear porn (as have suicides, drug overdoses, and other factors related to being shut away from certain aspects of life and health care). Therefore, this couldn’t take a bad turn, could it?

Does Biden’s mandate throw medical privacy out the window?

Tampa Bay CBS affiliate WTSP assures us that Biden’s vaccine questions will not violate medical privacy as long as the employer only asks whether the employee is vaccinated against COVID.

With vaccines for COVID-19 now widely available, we are seeing more instances of businesses requiring both their employees and customers to be vaccinated, and sometimes even asking for proof of vaccination.

We have also seen videos like the one below. Social media users post videos of customers they dub as “Karens.” Often, they are upset with mask or vaccine rules, claiming they are a violation of HIPAA.

So, what is HIPAA?

Some people think it stands for the Health Insurance Privacy and Protection Act. However, that would be HIPPA, and the proper acronym is HIPAA.

That one “P” stands for portability, obviously.

Its actual name is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It’s a national standard that protects sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. According to the CDC, the main goal is to ensure your health information is properly protected while it is handled by certain people or organizations.

Those who must comply with HIPAA include healthcare providers, like doctors or hospitals. Then there are health plans, along with healthcare clearinghouses, which would be like a middleman for healthcare providers and insurance payers.

Lastly, businesses that use medical information, like a data analysis company, have to follow HIPAA as well.

You may be thinking, what about all the other organizations that have to handle medical information like law enforcement agencies or your child’s school? Those organizations are not covered by HIPAA.

In general, HIPAA does not apply to most businesses. When a business asks its employee to show proof of a vaccination, it would not be considered a HIPAA violation. However, businesses do have to keep that information private, but not because of HIPAA. It is because of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

(Read more at WTSP)

Now, according to this, employers can ask about your HIV vaccination status

Based on the above article, it would seem employers might feel free to ask about whether employees have accepted vaccinations against HIV or any other specific disease. Based on the article above, it would seem that there are no laws restraining businesses from discriminating against employees. Based on the article above, one would think that there would be no right to privacy of personal information (central to the Fifth Amendment’s right to not self-incriminate).

However, with the direction that Biden is going, it seems that he does not want us to have the right of private beliefs (if those beliefs call us to not submit to his COVID vaccination). Of course, the First Amendment guarantees our right to privacy of our beliefs (also known as our freedom of religion).

However, it seems that the only privacy right that Biden supports is the right to kill one’s offspring in the privacy of one’s womb. And now that the Democrats have declared men to have wombs, we may be in for a season of insanity.

Nonetheless, in one of any of the “right to work” states (where an employer can fire for any non-discriminatory reason), this could turn to an interesting direction that the Biden regime might not like.

 

Who has Biden exempted from his vaccine mandate?

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Illegal aliens

I would quote a greater part of the Daily Wire article telling you how Jen Psaki ignored a question on how illegal aliens will not be required to adhere to the vaccine mandate; however, why drill in on things that you likely know?

Just as with other topics, liberal Biden shows himself to be predictably inconsistent

You already know that Joe Biden and the vacuous Millennial liberals in the White House hate Americans. Therefore, there seems little need to drag out an explanation of how liberals hate America. Nobody can cogently argue against the facts: they work to undermine our youths’ understanding of the origins of the nation (or approve of the working), they proselytize children into their cause (or finance this proselytization through our own tax dollars), and call for some groups to be condemned for the sins of their purported fathers while simultaneously insisting that the sins of the 9/11 terrorists (or the Islamist attacks on American soil that followed during the Obama years).

Therefore, why show any surprise when Dementia Joe (without comment) exempts illegal aliens from COVID-19 vaccination while he tries to terrorize Americans over the disease?

New York City Teachers’ Union Members

Spectrum News points to the possibility that New York teachers may be exempt from the vaccine mandate.

A resolution between the city and the union for public school teachers will grant new options for educators who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

An independent arbitrator announced late Friday that teachers with specific documented medical or religious exemptions must be offered alternative work assignments. The arbitrator also said remote work must be available for vaccinated teachers with suppressed immune systems.

The arbitration calls for unpaid leave with health coverage, or a severance arrangement, for those who refuse to get the shot and do not qualify for an exemption. That unpaid leave would last through September of next year.

Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter commended the swiftness of the decision, saying, “We’re pleased that the binding Arbitration was issued before the first day of school and we will swiftly implement the terms.”

The teacher vaccine mandate is scheduled to go into effect Sept. 27.

According to the city education department, as of Friday morning at least 74% of department employees have been vaccinated, although the United Federation of Teachers union estimates over 80% of teachers have already been vaccinated.

There will be more than 700 vaccination sites in public schools across the city when classes begin Monday.

(Read more at Spectrum News)

While this mandate may be more related to the New York vaccination mandate, radio reports have suggested AFT deals to protect teachers

Although the above report may center on the New York vaccine mandate, reports heard on various radio stations have suggested that the AFT has secured a deal with Biden.

Post office workers

The Epoch Times reports that Biden has exempt U.S. Postal workers from his vaccine mandate.

The United States Postal Service is not one of the agencies compelled to require COVID-19 vaccination under President Joe Biden’s new executive order, a spokesman said Friday.

“The COVID-19 vaccination requirements included in the White House executive order issued on September 9, 2021, for federal employees do not apply to the Postal Service,” a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, or USPS, told The Epoch Times in an email.

“Regarding other vaccination rules expected to be issued by the federal government, the Postal Service has no comment until those rules are issued and we have had a chance to review them,” he added.

Biden on Thursday ordered all federal employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with limited exceptions for approved medical or religious reasons.

“It is essential that Federal employees take all available steps to protect themselves and avoid spreading COVID-19 to their co-workers and members of the public,” Biden said in the order.

Biden said in remarks from Washington that the order would “require all executive branch federal employees to be vaccinated—all.”

An Executive Branch Agency as defined in 5 U.S. Code § 105 “means an Executive department, a Government corporation, and an independent establishment.”

The Postal Service is an independent agency of the Executive Branch. It was established in 2006, replacing the Cabinet-level U.S. Post Office Department. The head of the Postal Service is chosen by a nine-person Board of Governors; the board members are appointed by the president and require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

(Read more at the Epoch Times)

As pointed out by the Klain retweet, Biden does not have the authority

As mentioned in a previous post where it was reported by Fox and discussed by Senator Ted Cruz, even the members of the Biden regime know that Biden does not have the authority to mandate vaccines.

Congress and Congressional staff

Newsweek points out that Congress and Congressional staff have been exempted from having to take the vaccine.

President Joe Biden‘s new vaccine mandates for federal employees don’t apply to members of Congress or those who work for Congress or the federal court system.

Biden issued two executive orders on Thursday requiring vaccination against COVID for federal workers and contractors who work for the federal government. He also asked the Department of Labor to issue an emergency order requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested on a weekly basis.

However, Biden’s order on federal workers applies to employees of the executive branch. The House of Representatives and the Senate belong to the separate legislative branch, and the courts to the judicial branch of the federal government.

Biden’s COVID action plan – “Path Out of the Pandemic” – published on the White House website makes the effect of the vaccine mandate clear.

The plan says: “Building on the President’s announcement in July to strengthen safety requirements for unvaccinated federal workers, the President has signed an Executive Order to take those actions a step further and require all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated.”

(Read more at Newsweek)

As long as this is a democracy of a sort, at least the Congress will be immune to Biden’s dictates

Truth of the matter is that this should start with law passed by Congress.

Evacuees from Afghanistan

AP News reports that Afghan evacuees (possible Taliban terrorists) don’t need COVID tests.

Amid the chaos and confusion at the airport, the United States said it had taken at least one step to ease requirements for those seeking to leave: COVID-19 tests.

Although Afghanistan had been a hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said Thursday that evacuees are not required to get a negative COVID-19 result to travel.

“A blanket humanitarian waiver has been implemented for COVID testing for all persons the U.S. government is relocating from Afghanistan,” the department said.

It referred questions about how the matter would be handled once evacuees arrive in the United States to the Department of Health and Human Services. Medical exams, including coronavirus tests, had been required for evacuees prior to Taliban’s weekend takeover of Kabul, which added extra urgency to efforts to get at-risk Afghans out of the country.

(Read more at AP News)

Admittedly, this article came about before Biden issued his mandate

Because this article appeared before Biden issued his vaccine mandate, it does not directly address the of whether Biden would exempt Afghan evacuees from the vaccine mandate. However, since evacuees were exempt from COVID tests and since a similar group (illegal aliens) are exempt from the vaccine mandate, it seems likely that evacuees will be exempt from the mandate.

 

Democrats hide the truth


The Democrat press and Nancy work to hide the truth on Dementia Joe

During an alleged hot mic session, Pelosi says of Biden, “No, we don’t want him to talk”

Biz Pac Review comments in a 30 August 2021 article and exposes a possible indication of who really may be running the White House.

Actor James Woods tweeted out a clip of President Biden as he was cut off during a virtual feed in March by Nancy Pelosi as she allegedly asserted on a hot mic, “No, we don’t want him to talk.”

“And I’m happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do Nance. Whatever you want me to do,” Biden said in the clip while addressing the House Democrats 2021 Issues Conference. This part actually happened and was verified at the time.

NoWeDon'tIn the clip Woods shared, Pelosi allegedly stated unknowingly while on a hot mic, “Am I on? No, we don’t want him to talk.” At that point, Biden was supposedly cut off from speaking. This was ironically after the president urged Democrats to help “restore faith” in government.

The newly surfaced video clip is suspect for a number of reasons including the cadence of Pelosi’s speech at the end. It also lacks credibility because it took so long to appear. The original incident occurred in March.

It’s possible that the clip was spliced together to make Biden and Pelosi look even worse but you can’t tell for sure.

The footage serves to highlight the fact that Biden has repeatedly stated that he’s being told who to call on and what to say. He’s also losing his temper with reporters and rudely turning his back and walking away when asked questions he doesn’t like.

For instance, at a press briefing on Hurricane Ida, Biden said he wasn’t supposed to take questions but took one anyway. “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead,” he told White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs.

(Read more at Biz Pac Review)

Almost everyone with a conservative bone has noticed Joe’s “I’m not supposed to” comments

Joe’s “I’m not supposed to” comments beg the question: “Who is really calling the shots for the guy sitting in the Oval Office?”

Other childhood illnesses, not a new variant of COVID, may be driving up hospitalizations for children

CDC and West Virginia health professionals warn of early rise in RSV infections

WV News reports in a 22 August 2021 article that points to the deadliness of RSV infections among young patients.

With many focused on rising cases of COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and West Virginia health-care professionals are urging parents to also be aware of the risks to babies and other at-risk children and older adults posed by infections from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Some providers have also expressed concern about the risk of co-infection with RSV and COVID-19.

RSV infections are most common in the winter months in West Virginia, but cases have been on the rise during the summer months of 2021.

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory warning of increasing RSV infection rates in parts of the South after more than a year with unusually low rates. The reduced rates were attributed to the adoption of disease mitigation measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RSV infection rates began to increase in late March in some areas of the country as people began to return to normal activities, according to the advisory.

The advisory called for broader testing for RSV among patients with acute respiratory illness. The advisory also reminded health-care professionals, child-care providers and long-term care facility staff to avoid reporting to work when experiencing symptoms, even if they tested negative for COVID-19.

“I do not have statistics about local RSV rates. However, we are seeing numbers which may be similar to pre-pandemic,” said Dr. Parth Bhatt, a pediatrician with Bridgeport Pediatrics. “We may attribute drop of RSV last year to mask-wearing and physical distancing for COVID-19. There were cases of RSV in 2020, but [they] were fewer.”

The rise in cases over summer is atypical, as RSV usually occurs in the late fall through early spring months, Bhatt said.

He urged parents to be aware of the risks associated with RSV.

RSV is a virus causing respiratory illness, affecting the nose, throat and lungs. It is highly infectious, and almost all children get the virus at least once before age 2. While the majority of cases bring only minor cold-like symptoms, the virus can be more dangerous for some, including infants under 12 weeks old; babies less than 6 months old who were born prematurely; formula-fed babies; smoke-exposed babies; children with underlying medical conditions like chronic lung disease, certain heart defects, allergies or eczema or weakened immune system from cancer, organ transplant or immune-suppresive medications, Bhatt said.

In its health advisory, the CDC even warned parents of older children to be watchful.

(Read more at WV News)

At one hospital, payments for reporting COVID cases may be blurring the lines

When talking to medical professionals I know, they say that they are told to report only COVID cases. It seems there is a bounty attached to the number of COVID cases reported.

CDC expects 2020 outbreak of life-threatening acute flaccid myelitis

The CDC reported in a 2020 article that it expected an outbreak of life-threatening acute flaccid myelitis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that affects mostly children. The disease has peaked every two years between August and November in the United States since 2014.  Enteroviruses, particularly enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), are likely responsible for these peaks in cases.

CDC released a new CDC Vital Signs report to alert health care providers to a possible outbreak this year. This Vital Signs report reveals a delay in care for some patients in 2018: 35% of patients were not hospitalized until two or more days after limb weakness. AFM can progress rapidly over the course of hours or days, leading to permanent paralysis and/or the life-threatening complication of respiratory failure in previously healthy patients, so delays in care can be serious.

This Vital Signs report is intended to provide an anticipatory alert as we prepare for a possible outbreak this year.

Parents and doctors should suspect AFM in patients with sudden limb weakness, especially during August through November. Recent respiratory illness or fever and the presence of neck or back pain or any neurologic symptom should heighten their concern.

Pediatricians and frontline providers in emergency departments and urgent care centers should be prepared to quickly recognize symptoms of AFM and immediately hospitalize patients. Timing is critical at each step—prompt AFM recognition leads to optimal medical management and early specimen collection. When health care providers recognize symptoms as soon as possible, there is a better chance of detecting the cause of AFM, which might help predict the outcome. Other laboratory tests and an MRI of the brain and spinal cord can distinguish AFM from other conditions with limb weakness.

AFM is a medical emergency and patients should seek immediate medical care, even in areas with high COVID-19 activity. It is not known how the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures may affect the circulation of viruses that can cause AFM, or if COVID-19 will impact the health care system’s ability to promptly recognize and respond to AFM. If social distancing measures decrease circulation of enteroviruses this year, AFM cases may be fewer than expected or the outbreak may be delayed.

(Read more at the CDC)

Did you year one word of this during 2020?

Did you hear a report on any life-threatening disease other than COVID during 2020?

Is it possible that COVID has become a Democrat hammer to pound the rest of us?

COVID and the COVID “vaccine” are now reported to have effects on young adults

Heart problems in youth have become more common after Covid-19 than after vaccination

The New York Times reported in a 25 August 2021 article that COVID and the COVID “vaccine” had deleterious effects on young peoples’ hearts.

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is associated with an increased risk of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, a large new study from Israel confirms. But the side effect remains rare, and Covid-19 is more likely to cause myocarditis than the vaccine is, scientists reported on Wednesday.

The research, which is based on the electronic health records of about two million people who are 16 or older, provides a comprehensive look at the real-world incidence of various adverse events after both vaccination and infection with the coronavirus.

Although the study did not break down the myocarditis risks by age or by sex, the median age of people who developed the condition after vaccination was 25, and 19 of the 21 cases were in males, the researchers reported.

In addition to myocarditis, the Pfizer vaccine was also associated with an increased risk of swollen lymph nodes, appendicitis and shingles, although all three side effects remained uncommon in the study. Coronavirus infection was not associated with these side effects, but it did increase the odds of several potentially serious cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks and blood clots.

“Coronavirus is very dangerous, and it’s very dangerous to the human body in many ways,” said Ben Reis, a co-author of the new study and the director of the predictive medicine group at the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program.

He added, “If the reason that someone so far has been hesitating to get the vaccine is fear of this very rare and usually not very serious adverse event called myocarditis, well, this study shows that that very same adverse event is actually associated with a higher risk if you’re not vaccinated and you get infected.”

The data arrived in the middle of an intense discussion among federal regulators about the risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, which is inflammation of the lining around the heart, in younger recipients of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines, concerns that very likely led the Food and Drug Administration to negotiate larger pediatric trials with the vaccine makers this summer in the hopes of adequately assessing the risks before a possible emergency authorization for younger children. The companies are studying lower dosing in children to alleviate some of the risk.

In their review of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, regulators paid close attention to an American health care claims database, which found that the risk of the conditions in 16- and 17-year-old vaccinated boys could be as high as 1 in 5,000. The cases in the database were unconfirmed, the F.D.A. cautioned in an analysis published this week, but they were considered a reasonable estimate of the possible risk. Even in the worst-case scenarios of post-vaccination myocarditis and pericarditis modeled by the F.D.A., the benefits of vaccination still outweighed the risks, the analysis said.

The study was one reason the F.D.A. said this week that after its licensure of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine, Pfizer would conduct studies of myocarditis and pericarditis risks in people who received the shot, including long-term outcomes for those who fall ill after vaccination.

Israel’s vaccination campaign, which relied on the Pfizer vaccine, got off to a fast start; by May 24, nearly five million people, or roughly 55 percent of the nation’s population, had received both doses of the vaccine.

The new study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is based on an analysis of the electronic health records of Clalit Health Services, the nation’s largest H.M.O.

(Read more at the New York Times)

Prior to this report, my experience of reports of myocarditis in the athletic young were associated more commonly with the jab

Prior to this article in the Times, we had:

After over a year and a half of reporting a link between heart troubles in youth when those youth get the mRNA vaccination, why do they now report that both COVID and the mRNA vaccination may lead to heart problems in younger patients? Is this supposed to inspire trust in the jab? Is this supposed to lessen the amount of hesitancy people feel about the jab?

As for myself, I took the gamble and have had two vaccinations and am scheduled for a third. However, considering my age and somewhat sedentary work arrangement, that was a calculated risk.

 

A pop quiz on Dementia Joe


Traitor or Patriot pop quiz

With a massive hat tip to Ed Bonderenka, here is a pop quiz that may help you decide whether Dementia Joe is a traitor or a patriot.

First study these questions and links and then take the quiz below.

  1. Consider that Joe Biden opened the national border to unchecked masses (including those who oppose the Constitution) and promised all aid and succor. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  2. Consider that Joe Biden abandoned citizens in a foreign country who were under the assumption that they had the protection of the American government. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  3. Consider that Joe Biden revealed to an enemy the names of persons allied with the United States exposing them to retribution and murder. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  4. Consider that Joe Biden transferred much of the wealth and advanced weaponry to avowed enemies of the United States. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  5. Consider that Joe Biden outsourced the protection of American citizens to an organization that is a declared enemy, resulting in their death. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  6. Consider that Joe Biden encouraged corporations and required government agencies to demand that those in their employ or under their authority receive an injection of a substance that has demonstrably injured many who have received it. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  7. Consider that Joe Biden restricted the production of energy nationally, placing the country in the grip of foreign producers. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  8. Consider that Joe Biden removed restraints and sanctions on a nation whose national motto is “Death to America,” allowing them to proceed with developing nuclear weapons. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  9. Consider that Joe Biden removed the focus from the defense of America and its national interest and placed it on the protection and promotion of moral degenerates. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  10. Consider that Joe Biden promoted and enacted policies that destroyed or harmed the legal businesses of citizens while protecting the interests of multinational corporations. Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?
  11. Consider that Joe Biden released from custody/jail/prison murderers and rapists who then go on to murder and oppress American citizens, both home and abroad (in local communities or foreign countries). Does that make him a: Traitor or Patriot?

Take Quiz

 

Just four recent lies of the Left on COVID


It seems the hospitals might be only checking for COVID again

Are children in the hospital for RSV, not COVID, because of lockdowns?

Daniel Horowitz at The Blaze suggests that a trend indicating that RSV has broken out early (rather than a new strain of child-killing COVID-19). With this as a baseline, one might surmise that the surge of children in hospitals with COVID may originate through RSV infections that get cross-infected with COVID.

When King Ahab of the Bible murdered his neighbor to take possession of his vineyard, Elijah admonished him, “Have you killed and also taken possession?” (1 Kings 21:19). Well, it appears that those who promoted lockdowns rather than early outpatient treatment as the solution for COVID are once against benefiting from a phenomenon that they likely caused, now using it to falsely instill more panic about children being in danger from COVID.

Isn’t it too convenient? Right when schools are slated to start again, the proponents of lockdowns and masks seem to have finally gotten traction on a narrative of children filling up the hospitals with COVID — a phenomenon not seen in any other country. As Alasdair Munro, a pediatric infectious disease doctor in the U.K. observed in exasperation, the U.S. is the only country that seems to be panicking over pediatric Delta infections.


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The cynical answer is that politics is a greater blood sport in the United States than anywhere else on earth, so there is a constant to need to manipulate anecdotes and data to achieve a political agenda, in this case shutting down schools or masking kids right at the start of the new academic year. However, any lie is built on a kernel of truth. In this case, the purveyors of panic are getting a timely assist from a legitimate concern about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common childhood virus we’ve lived with forever that has likely gotten worse because of the very policies they intend to push by exploiting this new narrative.

RSV

As you can see from this chart, courtesy of Bio Fire, we are experiencing a massive out-of-season surge in cases of RSV, which is actually outpacing COVID in terms of positivity rate of lab-confirmed tests. Anyone can get RSV, but it is usually only dangerous to some infants and young children. According to the CDC, 58,000 children are hospitalized every year from the virus. We already know that the virus is raging particularly strong in the South and that hospitals are already reporting an unnatural surge in pediatric RSV cases.

Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that a large number of kids who come to the hospital for RSV in the South will wind up getting COVID in the hospital. My contention was always that kids don’t get seriously ill from COVID and are not primary transmitters, but they absolutely can and do get the virus, especially during periods of spread and especially in the hospital.

We already know from a doctor in Miami that 50% of the vaccinated patients in the hospital who are counted as COVID patients are not really there for COVID. This has to be doubly true for the unvaccinated, especially kids. Most hospitals have a policy of automatically COVID testing those who were not vaccinated, even if they come in for a kidney stone or a surgery. All children under 12 are unvaccinated and would thus be tested, yet they are the most unlikely to be in the hospital because of COVID. Given the surge in RSV sending them to the hospital, it is nearly impossible that a significant number of the documented “pediatric COVID hospitalizations” aren’t completely bogus.

(Read more at The Blaze for more on how of RSV contributes to pediatric hospitalizations)

Deny the fear porn: tune it out

There is more to life than COVID-19 fear porn. Therefore, consider the following:


Lying by omission

Few report on the drop of COVID death rates during July 2021

World-o-meter provides a snapshot of the CDC records on COVID-19 as they apply to America.

For example, the site tells us that on 18 August 2021 (when the following screen capture was taken), there had been a mere 56 deaths from COVID-19 nationwide since 15 August 2021.World-o-meter

In a population of 333 million, America has only had 640,149 deaths by COVID-19 this year.

To put it graphically, death rates from COVID-19 can be seen to have dropped to a low previously unseen before July 2021 (as illustrated by a second screen shot).

DailyDeaths

Why doesn’t anyone report on the drop in deaths?

Cases are going up, but deaths are going down. Therefore, this shows that the new variants may be easier to catch, but are less deadly.

However, if you watch the fear porn on main stream media, you might have the idea that deaths are at an all-time high.

Lying by citing false sources

CDC justified new mask guidance based on vaccine study that had failed its peer review

Just the News comments on how the CDC justified its new mask guidance based on a vaccine study that had failed a peer review to the Nature magazine in India.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited an unpublished study from India to justify its recommendation Tuesday that fully vaccinated people “wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission” of COVID-19.

That study, which claimed the Delta variant produced an unusually large viral load in more than 100 vaccinated healthcare workers with “breakthrough infections,” was listed as having failed peer review in the journal Nature when the CDC cited it.

Archives of the study’s page on Research Square, a preprint server for unpublished research, show that it was marked “reject” on July 9 and remained so at least through the evening of July 26, Eastern Daylight Time. 

That version was still live early Wednesday morning, the day after the CDC cited the study in its July 27 updated science brief, according to a Twitter user who posted a screenshot.

The “reject” status and review notes were removed by mid-morning and replaced with “posted,” suggesting Nature had approved the paper without revisions, which drew controversy on Twitter. The notes were quickly restored and status changed to “revise,” bearing the same date — July 9 — as the original “reject” status. 

(Read more at Just the News)

So, if they can’t prove their point by a real article, they might have an imaginary one to use

This sounds a lot like the main stream media and its lack of integrity.

Lying in headlines and apologizing in small print

CDC admits it did overcount Florida’s COVID cases

The Daily Mail points out how the Centers for Disease Control admitted it overcounted the COVID deaths it attributed to Florida for July.

  • CDC has revised Florida’s COVID-19 figures after the state Department of Health accused the agency of overcounting Sunday’s totals
  • The federal health agency reported a new record of more than 28,000 cases on Sunday
  • Florida’s DOH accused the CDC of combining multiple days’ worth of data into one and that the true figure is really 15,000, which is an overcount of 15,000
  • The state reported 56,000 cases from Friday to Sunday and it is believed that the CDC split the total over two days – Saturday and Sunday – rather than three days
  • The CDC’s updated Covid numbers, reporting 19,000 on Sunday, are still higher than the figures published by the DOH
  • Florida no longer reports daily COVID-19 cases, instead publicly revealing weekly counts every Friday

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly updated Florida’s COVID-19 figures after accusations of overcounting earlier this week.

On Monday, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) accused the CDC of misreporting the state’s weekend COVID-19 numbers.

The federal health agency had posted that 28,317 new Covid cases were recorded in The Sunshine State on Sunday, a record-high that was reported by multiple media outlets.

However, the DOH stated that is true total was 15,319 cases, indicating an overcount of more than 13,000. 

On Wednesday, the CDC updated Florida’s new cases to 23,958 for Friday, 21,487 on Saturday and 19,584 on Sunday – quietly admitting that the state DOH was right – but did not offer an explanation as to why.

Interestingly, the revised CDC numbers are still higher than totals the DOH published to its Twitter account on Monday.

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(Read more at the Daily Mail)

 

Rules are for the unwashed (updated)


Scaled back? Not so much! Obama’s 60th birthday bash looks anything but intimate as massive tents dwarf the mansion and John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union arrive on Martha’s Vineyard ahead of the celebration

Britian’s Daily Mail reports where no American liberal main-stream media will tread: Obama’s 60th birthday may likely prove to be a Delta or Lambda variant super spreader.

  • A-list celebrities, musicians and politicians began rolling into Martha’s Vineyard Friday afternoon ahead of Barrack Obama’s 60th birthday celebration
  • Among the biggest arrivals are John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, who flew in just after 3:00pm seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos
  • DailyMail.com has also learned that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are already on the island as is George Clooney who, along with Oprah Winfrey, are just some of the big names believed to have made the final cut on the guest list
  • The 500-guest birthday celebration was ‘scaled back’ earlier this week to a small gathering with close friends and family due to Covid concerns
  • But one local businessman on Friday quipped that Obama has an expanded definition of what constitutes a ‘close friend’
    ‘His close friends apparently include his golfing buddies, politicians, celebrities. Those people are here on the island and I doubt he’ll be turning them all away,’ the local said
  • A vast marquee was seen being erected behind the Obama’s waterfront property as workmen busily put up the canvas and set up catering equipment
  • On Thursday DailyMail.com photos show Barack Obama hitting the links at the Farm Neck Club Thursday ahead of his 60th birthday celebration in Martha’s Vineyard
  • ‘Just make sure you get a good picture of me!’ Obama joked to our DailyMail.com photographers as he enjoyed a round of golf with three friends

Seen from the sky, these exclusive pictures and video show the sprawling set-up of Barrack Obama’s 60th birthday celebrations – and on the ground some of the crème de la crème of the entertainment, sports and political worlds are starting to arrive.

With canopies and catering stations that dwarf the Obama’s mansion, DailyMail.com can reveal the true scale of the party that, according to the former president’s spokesman, was scaled back from a 500-person extravaganza to a small affair only for family and close friends.

Stars also began rolling into Martha’s Vineyard Friday afternoon, with the island’s airport abuzz with private jets and helicopters flying in ahead of the party expected to take place Saturday.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

Take in mind that the Delta and Lambda variants are the reaction of the virus to vaccines

Take in mind two things:

  • Both the delta and lambda variants of COVID-19 came about as the response of the virus to the various vaccines. Therefore, the virus is evolving in response to the vaccines.
  • Both variants also show evidence of being more contagious, but less deadly for most patients. Therefore, the virus is evolving to its environment (if it does not kill its host, but does spread more, it becomes more successful).

DJ leaks pics of Obama’s opulent birthday bash and quickly deletes them, but not before the truth got out

The Western Journal informs us of the opulence of the Obama soiee for 500 of Barack’s closest friends on the occasion of his birthday.

During the past few weeks, the leftist elite has once again ramped up the pressure on businesses and institutions to require mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions.

If images and video leaked from former President Barack Obama’s extravagant 60th birthday party are any indication, these rules apparently do not apply to the leftist elite themselves.

According to the New York Post, rapper Trap Beckham and his manager, TJ Chapman, took live pictures of the party as it unfolded at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Beckham reportedly performed for the president at the event.

Beckham deleted the images soon after posting them to Instagram, which he said was due to the rules of the event. However, he said the party was “epic” and that “nobody has seen Obama like this before,” the Post reported.

Pictures obtained by the Post show high-end cocktails and food dishes, backstage passes, and swanky napkins with gold “44X60” embossing, a reference to Obama’s place as the 44th president.

Some of the left’s favorite celebrities, including rocker Bruce Springsteen, late-night comedian Steven Colbert, and actress Gabrielle Union reportedly attended the event.

President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry was also said to attend the event, but the State Department said although Kerry was at Martha’s Vineyard, he “was not traveling for a party, and did not fly there privately,” The Washington Times reported. It was not clear whether he was actually at the party itself, but given his service as secretary of state in Obama’s second term, it wouldn’t be surprising.

(Read more from Fox’s Doocy and see more tweets at the Western Journal)

Hypocrisy, your name is liberal

However, if the fear porn peddled on main stream media is correct and COVID is deadly, why are things like Barack’s birthday gathering permitted?

Vaccine-resistant lambda variant grows in America

The Washington Examiner tracks how the vaccine-resistant lambda variant has proliferated in America.

A new coronavirus mutation known as the lambda variant that is thought to have increased resistance to vaccines has appeared in the United States.

Also known as C.37, the lambda variant was first discovered in Peru in November 2020. Peru has been one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic, with 595 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people, the highest in the world. Peru has relied heavily on the Chinese vaccine known as Sinopharm, which is 79% effective at preventing hospitalizations. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 94% effective against hospitalization.

The lambda variant has since spread to eight countries in South America and 41 countries around the world, according to global science initiative GISAID.

“There are currently more than 1,300 Lambda (C.37) sequences in the U.S. as of August 4, 2021, and the Lambda variant has been identified in 44 states,” a spokesperson with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently told Newsweek.

Researchers from Japan have found that the lambda variant contains three mutations on its spike proteins that make it more infectious than the original virus. Two other mutations on its spike proteins make it about 150% more resistant to antibodies produced by the vaccines. A spike protein is the part of a virus that enables it to attach to a human cell.

The research has not yet been peer-reviewed.

The World Health Organization has classified the lambda variant as a “variant of interest,” meaning that it is suspected to be either more contagious than the original strain or more able to evade vaccines. When more evidence emerges that a variant does either of those things, it will be reclassified as a “variant of concern.”

The researchers from Japan are worried that classifying the lambda variant as a variant of interest will minimize the potential threat.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

If the Lambda and Delta variants are as deadly as suggested by the press, why do the rich and left get off?

Sign me up for a big helping of “I don’t believe the press.”