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Political Theatre

Cancelling Cancel Culture Cancelled

Thanks, Brian Dunaway.

“People who signed a letter concerned about cancel culture being concerned they’ll be cancelled for being concerned about cancel culture due to guilt-by-association makes the point way better than the letter itself ever could.”

5:11 pm on July 9, 2020

Masks in Ohio

Writes Greg Privette:

Hi Lew,

I read this from the recent post “Masks in Ohio”:

They prescribe varying degrees of warnings, citations, fines and possible arrests. Fines are not only imposed on customers, but also on establishments that fail to “enforce” mask ordinances. Fines on the latter can be quite substantial.

I think another reason for these local mask ordinances is government at all levels have been living high on the hog for years. Ever increasing levels of nonsense, funded by ever increasing levels of revenue. Now that their power drunk actions have killed off the economy much of their revenue has dried up. They are now turning to what they always turn to, police actions against the citizenry from whom they can no longer collect revenue through the usual means. Think of the shortfalls from lack of business license fees alone. We are now getting the “Ferguson effect” on a massive scale. If I recall, one of the underlying issues in the county surrounding Ferguson, MO was that due to years of stupid political decisions they had run out much of the tax base. To make up for that loss they engaged in a campaign to drag as many citizens as possible into a virtually inescapable gristmill of being jailed and milked by their “justice” system. If I remember correctly the rate of arrest in that county was something like 150%. So while I think the main motivation is to gain obedience through fear of a felony ruining your life, I also think the creation of more felons to milk revenue from is a big factor.

The other thought I have had throughout this entire tragedy is it’s a good thing that over the years we’ve had those hundreds of thousands of hero’s spread all over the world sacrificing and “fighting for our freedom” so we wouldn’t all now be speaking German or Japanese. Of course now who would know what language you’re speaking anyway since you can’t tell what anyone is saying through their government mandated mask.

3:40 pm on July 9, 2020

Masks in OH

Writes Mark Higdon:

Things in Ohio are much worse than reported. City councils and mayors of Columbus and several Franklin County suburban cities have piled on, passing enforceable ordinances to replace local “executive orders”. They prescribe varying degrees of warnings, citations, fines and possible arrests. Fines are not only imposed on customers, but also on establishments that fail to “enforce” mask ordinances. Fines on the latter can be quite substantial.

Ordinary citizens who defy risk detention, arrest records and convictions. Consider what this will mean if they are gun owners and/or CC permit holders: they would be subject to revocations and confiscations, left defenseless and possibly jailed, with felony records to follow them for the rest of their lives. They also could not vote, at least in this state. BTW, state law prohibits carrying concealed–even with a permit–while wearing a face mask.

This is the real reason jails and prisons were emptied of murderers, rapists and robbers and kept free of rioters, vandals and looters: to reserve space for those who choose to go through life unmasked. “Free” has been lost, possibly forever. The right to self-defense is circling the drain, too.

1:26 pm on July 9, 2020

C0R0NAVlRUS Cases Surging but Deaths are Not, Here’s Why – YouTube

1:26 pm on July 9, 2020

Dems Officially Propose Giving Entire World’s Migrants Asylum in the US

Public schools fail to teach basic virology

Writes a friend:

Lew:

One great failure of our public schools is to educate the population about basic virus biology. If it taught the subject properly, we’d know why the covid-19 virus is becoming less lethal, and so the fear-mongers have had to resort to counting cases instead of deaths.

All viruses, and especially the RNA viruses (like covid), mutate on each replication. That’s why DNA evolved, because it copies itself more accurately. So the covid-19 virus that is circulating today, is not the same one as 3 or 4 months ago. The virus from February and March that killed off its hosts is also dead, since a dead host doesn’t cough or breath and so the spreading stops.

The original more lethal covid virus also killed off the low hanging fruit of people who were likely within weeks or months of death as well from old age or other co-morbidity.

But the politicians and the media hate to give up power, and so they desperately keep changing the counting methods. The covid virus today is much less dangerous but that is of no interest to the power hungry.

Hopefully, the increase in home-schooling will be able to spread this knowledge.

1:23 pm on July 9, 2020

The Beginning of the End of Whites in South Africa

Frontpagemag.

1:19 pm on July 9, 2020

Rep. Nino Vitale urges Ohioans to ‘stop getting tested’ for virus

‘Tired of living in a dictatorship’.

10:58 am on July 9, 2020

Almost 50 Million Americans Have Now Filed For First-Time Jobless Benefits Since Lockdowns Began

Zero Hedge.

10:55 am on July 9, 2020

Orwell Cancelled?

Journalist Says ‘Vile’ Author Aided Nazis.

10:54 am on July 9, 2020

Wokeism: Empowering Sociopaths since 2014

AP: Experts say the spike in violence defies easy explanation

Hydroxychloroquine and fake news

The Duran. Thanks, Brian Dunaway.

9:22 am on July 9, 2020

Supremes back Little Sisters of the Poor against Obamacare mandate

Supremes uphold religious schools’ right to hire, fire religious teachers

Bolsonaro: ‘To Those Who Cheer Against Hydroxychloroquine – I Regret To Inform You That I Am Doing Well’

The Gateway Pundit. Thanks, Paula Deist

9:08 am on July 9, 2020

Butler County (OH) Sherrif will not enforce Comrade DeWines mask order

Writes Chaz Donovan:

Butler County (OH) Sherrif says he’s “not the mask police.” Good for him! He’s being bashed by leftists for  “not enforcing the law.” Since the state of Ohio has zero law on masks, there is no law here to enforce, of course. None. While we are on the subject of enforcing laws, leftists wanted police to do nothing as rioters and arsonists burned buildings and looted stores. CNN was dismayed at Sherrif. Of course.  To leftists, not wearing a mask is a far greater offense than burning a building or looting.

9:07 am on July 9, 2020

Why they attack statues

Writes Adam di Angeli:

Lew,

I’d always attributed the Left’s violence against historical monuments to rabid rage.

Sure, they claim to hate whoever it is they tear down.

But that’s nonsense, of course, as proven by the destruction of the statues of those they supposedly revere: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Matthias Baldwin, etc.

Clearly, these people are piranhas. Sure, they love to attack an enemy, but they’ll settle for whatever is in front of them (even an innocent elk).

This understanding served, until I just now realized there’s something else to it as well:

They target statues because they are statues. They are inanimate: they cannot fight back.

They target statues because they are utter cowards.

8:49 am on July 9, 2020

British court rules against Christopher Steele, orders damages paid to businessmen named in dossier

Just the News. Thanks, Vicki Marzullo.

8:48 am on July 9, 2020

Lockdown #2 Begins

Yawn. Now the great Sherlock Holmes denounced as racist

Express. Thanks, Paula Deist.

2:35 am on July 9, 2020

Physician and Medical Journal Editor: Healthy People Should Not Wear Face Masks

Dinner With a Side of Stasi: Get Ready for Contact Tracing

Forbes. Thanks, Paula Deist.

2:33 am on July 9, 2020

CDC might stop calling COVID an ‘epidemic’

Thanks, Joe Salerno.

5:03 pm on July 8, 2020

My new Drudge

Writes Tim Urling:

Dear Lew,

Drudge sold, sold out or caved so I never frequent the site anymore. However, Political Theater has replaced it and I check it two or three times a day to find out what’s going on in the honest news. I rely on it!

Thanks for all you do,

4:08 pm on July 8, 2020

Alleged ‘White Supremacist’ Who Drove into BLM Protesters Is Black Man From Africa

Ultimately, what does Black Lives Matter want?

Massive protests rock Serbian capital after new Covid-19 lockdown announcement

RT News.

10:56 am on July 8, 2020

Dear white women

Political Diagnosis

Writes Vicki Marzullo:

By oldest brother was just diagnosed with Kung Flu.  He went to Florida to help his soon move there for a job.  Came home, felt bad, went to the doctor, doctor said Kung Flu (meaning he has the damn flu but doctors get paid more if it’s Kung flu, of course.)

And how are they’re treating him?  “As if he had the flu.”  Go figure.

The insanity in this country is going to drive me insane. 🙂

8:48 am on July 8, 2020