30 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-9-21

  1. Public enemy # 1 still has a platform to speak?

    Where is the long-term data?

    Very soon the push back will come – hard…

    “Biden administration COVID-19 adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said over the weekend that he hopes CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccines will be fully approved by federal drug regulators in “the next few weeks,” noting in another interview that he believes a “flood” of vaccine mandates will be handed down after that.

    With full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, it’s likely that more institutions and businesses will begin to issue vaccine mandates. Currently, vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are being distributed under FDA emergency use authorization.

    Speaking on NBC on Aug. 8, Fauci, also the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that he hopes that “it will be within the next few weeks” and “within the month of August.”

    If the FDA approves the vaccine, Fauci said, he believes it will drive more Americans to be vaccinated. On Aug. 7, he told USA Today that he expects numerous vaccine-related mandates will be implemented by private entities after they receive FDA approval.

    “Organizations, enterprises, universities, colleges that have been reluctant to mandate at the local level will feel much more confident,” he said. “They can say, ‘If you want to come to this college or this university, you’ve got to get vaccinated. If you want to work in this plant, you have to get vaccinated. If you want to work in this enterprise, you’ve got to get vaccinated. If you want to work in this hospital, you’ve got to get vaccinated.’”

    In the USA Today interview, Fauci also suggested that more lockdowns will be needed.”

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  2. What they mean when they say “follow the experts” is “follow our narrative and approved experts.”

    Expert opinions may vary.

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  3. The hypocrisy will not be televised……

    He’s such a shallow fraud too. Making them delete the pics is stupid anyway, as the internet is forever. 🙂

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  4. He’s so pleased with himself.

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  5. Just your average, run of the mill weekend in Chiraq.

    “45 People Shot In Less Than 12 Hours In Dem-Run Chicago…”

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  6. A second cop is fighting for his life.

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    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/8/8/22615487/chicago-police-officer-killed-ella-french-wounded-suspects-arrested-west-englewood-david-brown

    “French and the other officer were shot during a traffic stop shortly after 9 p.m. at 63rd Street and Bell Avenue in West Englewood. They returned fire, hitting at least one suspect, police said.

    Officers involved in the incident were equipped with body-worn cameras and much of what happened was caught on video, Brown noted.

    He commended officers for continuing to show up and do their dangerous work after a night of tragedy. “I’m asking Chicago to wrap their arms around our police officers today and encourage them to continue their great work in protecting us all,” he added.”

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    Dems built this.

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  7. They’re so much better than us commoners.

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    Funny that.

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  8. The Dem approved talking points have hit the media landscape, reported as “news”, as always.

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    Hope this clears things up for you rubes….

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  9. It is right smack in our faces yet we are still looked at as idiots when we question the “science” and “experts”? I cannot trust Fauci nor those in the current administration…they are hell bent on control=socialism🥴

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  10. From what I understand, Obama had original planned a much larger birthday party but decided to shrink it to close and friends only — probably less than 100 (as opposed to over 1000 originally planned). All vaccinated. If outside, shouldn’t be a problem. The difference between Sturgis and Obama is number of people 100 vs 1000s and vaccinated vs vaccinated.

    FOX has to edit out in reference to election fraud — they are facing litigation from Dominion and will have to defend statements in court and there’s no way that’s possible. Any media even OAN and other right wing “news” outlets have to minimize any election fraud reference due to litigation. In other words, they know they can’t defend fraud claims in court so they’ve become very careful in how they reference these claims.

    The other FOX clip on the border is over the top. I knew FOX was right wing and was critical of anything Democratic but there’s not even a pretense of objectivity in the report. How can anyone take this seriously?

    Abbot may be able to claim migrants carry some portion of blame — after all some arrive sick, but last I heard Florida is nowhere near Mexico so DeSantis might want to take some responsibility for his failure.

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  11. Can’t read the entire WSJ article just a few paragraphs.

    From my experience and my colleagues, the vast majority of our students had no problem with mask wearing. I understand there can be a few cases where it may be too difficult for a child — students on the spectrum maybe. I had two severe asthmatic kids in the class who wore masks without a problem as did the special ed kids, even most of the ASD kids. Adults have more problems than kids. They adapt well and once in a routine have very few problems.

    I do agree kids should not be burdened because of the failure of adults to contain covid. Hence, I was surprised there is no vaccine mandate for 12 and up in the school system. Very strange since you have to provide proof of childhood vaccines to register for kindergarten. Adults working with kids should have to vaccinate as should high school kids.

    I find it hugely ironic that the opposition to vaccine mandates and passports comes from states which have right to work laws and allow firing without cause at work. Your boss can fire you without cause but you think he shouldn’t be allowed to enact a vaccine mandate? Can he fire you for not having a vaccine? As I mentioned before, corporate America has long dictated workplace conditions without opposition and yet some are outraged or draw the line at this particular vaccine.

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  12. Wow — I need to go back to work. My grammar and editing errors are becoming really bad

    “From what I understand, Obama had original planned a much larger birthday party but decided to shrink it to close friends and family only — probably less than 100 (as opposed to over 1000 originally planned). All vaccinated. If outside, shouldn’t be a problem. The difference between Sturgis and Obama is number of people 100 vs 1000s and vaccinated vs unvaccinated.”

    That’s better I think

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  13. Just say a picture of a former student — wanted by police for murder. Very strange to see — I’ve had students in the news for crime before; the usual teen/young adult stupidity — drugs, fighting etc but murder is a new one for me. I remember him as a bit off, violent, and a bully so not entirely surprise but still.

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  14. hwesseli, how sad. I’m sorry. Praying for the victim’s family and friends — and also that this will be a turning point for your former student.

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  15. Must be nice…..

    The lapdogs get the afternoon off too.

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    Yeah…..

    Good times…..

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  16. Wow. This faux race incident didn’t even survive the night, let alone the harsh reality of the day.

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  17. The Team who cried @%$#@$@.

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  18. But once again the faux story and it’s accompanying outrage are spread by a willingly complicit media.

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  19. Frauds.

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  20. Mittens and company are a Dems best friend.

    “After Infrastructure Surrender, Republicans Deserve to Lose”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/after-infrastructure-surrender-republicans-deserve-to-lose/

    “Republicans have helped put President Biden several steps closer to passing his top legislative priority in voting multiple times to advance an unnecessary and costly infrastructure bill that will pave the way for Democrats to pass their multi-trillion dollar social agenda. This is a pathetic surrender that has been built on a mountain of lies.

    Republicans who voted for this monstrosity claimed that the infrastructure bill they negotiated would be fully paid for. It isn’t. They claimed it would narrowly focus on traditional infrastructure such as fixing roads and bridges. It doesn’t. They claimed it would help convince moderate Democrats to abandon Biden’s larger bill. It won’t.

    Republicans have voted for a bill that will add to the deficits at a time when debt as a share of the economy is on track to break the World War II record this year, according to Biden’s own budget. And at a time when inflation is on the rise.

    When a party is in the minority, their primary job should be to block the majority party from enacting bad policies as they work on building their own agenda. Far from satisfying this basic requirement for a modern political party, Republicans have been complicit in helping grease the wheels for Democratic efforts to transform every aspect of American life — on health care, child care, college, the environment, and so much more. To make matters worse, they have done so in the service of a president who just this week had his administration issue an order that the Supreme Court had already indicated was illegal, that Congress did not act on, and that he acknowledged had no legal basis. Biden has given the middle finger to Republicans, and Republicans have effectively responded with two thumbs up.

    This is a reckless and irresponsible action from a policy perspective and malpractice from a political perspective. If Republicans lose big time in 2022, they have nobody but themselves to blame.

    Here are the 18 Republicans, including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who voted with Democrats to advance this monstrosity:”

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  21. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/08/u-s-reported-covid-infections-approach-pre-vaccine-levels.php

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    U.S. REPORTED COVID INFECTIONS APPROACH PRE-VACCINATION LEVELS

    Last week, the number of new reported infections from the coronavirus reached the approximate number of new reported infections in early February of this year. Very few would have imagined that the reported infection numbers with 70 percent of adults fully vaccinated would be comparable to what the numbers were when less than 10 percent of adults had been, especially given the likelihood that more covid tests were being administered back then.

    These surprising numbers are a reminder of the unpredictably of the coronavirus. They should induce humility from those opining about matters relating to the virus — a quality sorely lacking on both sides of the political spectrum.

    The vast majority of new infections involve the Delta (or India) variant. How deadly is that variant compared to the Wuhan version?

    Among the non-vaccinated, there is evidence suggesting that the Delta variant is at least as deadly as its predecessor, that it inflicts serious damage more quickly, and that it affects certain organs to a greater degree. Among the vaccinated, the evidence so far supports the view that the risk of severe illness and/or death is extremely low. …

    With new reported cases having risen so recently, we can expect the daily death count soon to rise some more. But it seems likely that, as long as it’s the Delta variant and other existing known variants that are causing the infections, these deaths will be mostly among those who have elected not to be vaccinated.

    This spike has not produced a large number of daily deaths in absolute terms — fewer than 100 per day. However, the number of daily deaths from the virus has more than doubled in the past month. …

    … Each party will blame the other, but I doubt that the excuses offered, whether valid or not, will have much impact on the electorate.

    In my opinion, this unpredictable virus, not public policy, will be the key determinant of whether it’s possible to have low death and serious illness numbers and robust economic growth at the same time.
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  22. Humility, indeed.

    I read that Powerline post I shared and thought, hmmm, God is up to a lot more than even I thought he was with all of this.

    To be continued.

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  23. Sadly I don’t think there’s much hope in the young man turning his life around. I usually ascribe nature over nurture and he was one of the rare kids that my colleague at the time refuse to engage or go near (she was the disciplinarian of the hall).

    AJ that’s a lot of tweets over one random guy who may or may not have said something. A mindless distraction.

    There are currently 200K cases of Covid in Texas; migrants according to a tweet are responsible for 7K since February. The problem isn’t migrants….its the inability of Abbot to take responsibility and get to work. Florida has over 450K current cases and not a Mexican migrant in sight. Republican governors need to stop passing the blame and take responsibility.

    My brother runs an organic farm in Iowa. He needs at least 3 more employees, but can’t find anyone. He pays well, good working conditions, free vegetables, etc He tells me he’s not the only one looking for help. Set up a 21st century Ellis Island — process the migrants, register them, give medicals, give vaccines and sent them on their way. Using the coercive power of the state rarely solves anything (see the war on drugs), instead provide solutions.

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