24 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-30-21

  1. Ignore the law, ignore the courts.

    This is Biden’s America.

    “Biden admin says it will not halt firing employees seeking vax exemptions before a DC court ruling

    The attorney for the plaintiffs said the Biden administration has shown ‘an unprecedented, cavalier attitude toward the rule of law'”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-admin-vaccine-employees-judge-injunction

    “A Washington, D.C., district court judge issued a minute order Thursday asking the Biden administration to agree that both civilian and active-duty military plaintiffs will not be terminated while they await a ruling after they sued the administration over religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines.

    “None of the civilian employee plaintiffs will be subject to discipline while his or her request for a religious exception is pending,” read a minute order from District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly obtained by Fox News.

    The Biden administration, which had until noon on Friday to respond, said in a filing that it would not agree to halt the discipline and termination of any employees in the process of seeking a religious exemption to the vaccine pending the court’s ruling on the temporary restraining order (TRO) motion.”

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  2. An update on the pervs from yesterday….

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/disciplinary-action-taken-student-staff-113151217.html

    “Student-staff lap dance incident at Kentucky high school followed other provocative events, videos show”

    “Newly surfaced videos posted on social media show more Hazard High School skits in which students acted provocatively as teachers laughed and sometimes participated during the past four years.

    The videos were shared with the Courier Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, Thursday after Hazard Independent Schools district announced Wednesday it had launched an investigation into this year’s homecoming celebration that included a “Man Pageant” and led to photos being posted on the school’s Facebook page of students giving lap dances in their undergarments.

    That investigation ended with “appropriate disciplinary action,” according to Superintendent Sondra Combs, who would not say who has been punished. Combs said students were behind the “homecoming festivities,” and described the events as an isolated incident.

    But the new videos obtained by the Courier Journal show similar skits have been performed previously.”

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  3. We don’t understand what’s up with military members being allowed to not get vaccinated. My husband had no choice when they vaccinated him for bubonic plague during the Gulf War–even though he wasn’t going anywhere near Iraq.

    The “joke” was if the medic didn’t like you, he would lose your yellow shot card and then you had to get ALL your shots again.

    We’ve never heard there was a choice.

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  4. Democrats are such 🤡🤡🤡🤡

    If you’re gonna run a false flag op posing as “Republican white supremacists”, then maybe skip having the black guy as part of your “white supremacists” act. It kinda gave it away…. just FYI…..

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  5. But Dems got a new false meme now, so they’re off and running with it…..

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    It’s a gift…..

    For Republicans….

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  6. Oh, and look what just showed up in the Friday Night News Dump…..

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    Just a note, they’ve shown zero infected animals found in the Wuhan area. None. But they don’t dare blame China, and by proxy and conspiracy, the NIH and Fauci.

    “After examining all available intelligence reporting and other information, though, the IC remains divided on the most likely origin of COVID-19. All agencies assess that two hypotheses are plausible: natural exposure to an infected animal and a laboratory-associated incident.”

    Click to access Declassified-Assessment-on-COVID-19-Origins.pdf

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  7. You think the vaccine made you and your family safe?

    Think again. Like I said, the vaccinated have been helping spread this all along.

    ““Although vaccines remain highly effective at preventing severe disease and deaths from COVID-19, our findings suggest that vaccination is not sufficient to prevent transmission of the delta variant in household settings with prolonged exposures,” the study said.”

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    “Vaccination reduces the risk of delta variant infection and accelerates viral clearance. Nonetheless, fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts. Host–virus interactions early in infection may shape the entire viral trajectory.”

    Or the supermarket, or on a bus, or at church, or in school, or….etc. etc. etc…..

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  8. Oh look, those “principled conservatives” at the Lincoln Project Grifters Club were involved in the hoax, just like they were in the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax…

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  9. Fake?

    The media doesn’t care, they’re in on it….

    They have a narrative to push, and push it they will.

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  10. For now…..

    Until they get mandated too.

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  11. What about most of the other 31 states?

    “The Greatest Danger to American Freedom is a Government that Ignores the Constitution.” (T. Jefferson)

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/19-states-sue-biden-administration-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate_4077074.html

    “Several U.S. states on Friday mounted multiple federal lawsuits against the Biden administration over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors.

    Texas sued individually in a federal court in Galveston. Another lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in Missouri involves Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Yet another lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in Georgia, involves Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.

    The lawsuits come a day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he sued the administration over the same vaccine mandate. As of late Friday, the total number of states suing the Biden administration over the mandate is 19.”

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  12. Vaccines aren’t designed to stop the spread — they help the vaccinated resist a virus. Its only when 90+% are vaccinated does it limit the spread simply by being a bad host.

    Curious how the different states will argue against a federal employee mandate. If they argue they have jurisdiction on federal employees due to state rights or jurisdiction — that’s a wide open door for more states rights. If they argue that the federal government as an employer can’t mandate vaccines, one has to wonder why they aren’t suing private employers who already have a vaccine mandate policy. FOX News, for example, has a vaccine mandate for all its employees — why not sue private sector employers. The fact they don’t makes me think these suits are political posturing.

    The simple truth is the last 50 years of deregulation and corporate rights has given an employer carte blanche to demand just about anything as a requirement for employment. Absent strong labor laws and strong union rights, its pretty hard for employees to demand their rights. Here both private and public sector unions are fighting vaccine mandates — can’t change terms of employment mid-contract.

    Its rather ironic to hear anti-vaxxers complain vaccine mandates are communist or socialist while its the social democracies of northern Europe that resist using vaccine mandates. Strong worker rights make it difficult for governments and corporations to require vaccine. Vaccine mandates aren’t socialist — they are corporate capitalism in action. Scandinavian socialists don’t have mandates. In Ontario, unions are fighting the conservative gov’ts attempt to have a vaccine mandate.

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  13. Not surprised Hazard County school has had similar events in the past. Historically, norm breaking and role reversals in community events/holidays were quite common in early modern Europe. For the most part, these types of events were slowly modified or just dropped due to urbanization, the moral hygiene movement, modernity, etc. However, some areas in northern Europe and North America continue the tradition. And I think that’s what we see here. Breaking norms or gender roles or hierarchy for a special day was thought to build social cohesion as long as everything went back to normal the next day. According to local comments, the principal was quite strict on dress codes for any other event which makes me think this was a case of “what happens in …….., stays in………” Eastern Kentucky would be one of those places where the tradition of role reversal and norm breaking would still be around — its rural, traditional and somewhat isolated.

    In Ontario, these types of activities would never happen anymore since the power in balance between student and teacher means consent is impossible. A student can’t consent to give lap dances or wear Hooters shirts as part of spirit week — even if they want to.

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  14. Hiring actors/political activists to mock a “Trump” Republican candidate is something you can expect from the Lincoln Project. Their videos and ads are sarcastic, blunt and funny. And I’m not surprised Democrats, Republicans, and the media missed the point — they’re simply mocking the Republican candidate for his Trumpism and reminding voters what this means; they weren’t trying to fake neo-nazi support for Youngkin. It amazes me how many people just don’t get satire.

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  15. “Vaccines aren’t designed to stop the spread — they help the vaccinated resist a virus.”

    BS.

    They tell everyone to get a flu shot annually, to prevent the spread. That’s been true of all vaccines, until now.

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm

    “Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with circulating influenza viruses. Seasonal flu vaccines are designed to protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.”

    See that, to protect against infection, not to lessen severity, or hospitalizations, but to prevent…

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  16. Your quote actually helps prove my point — vaccines are meant to fight infections not to stop the virus from being passed. When a virus invades a vaccinated body, the primed immune system responds and fights the infection. However, during this time the body is a host and can pass the virus to others especially the unvaccinated. When enough people are vaccinated and a virus can no longer find a welcome host then it will slowly die off; which is what happened to smallpox.

    The flu vaccine mentioned in your quote is a good example of how vaccines are not entirely fool proof nor provide 100% protection. The yearly flu vaccine is based on the previous year’s flu and guess work of scientists. Some years its really effective and other years its not and people still get the flu although slightly mitigated in its strength. The Covid vaccine isn’t much different — it protects and aids the body in fighting an infection but isn’t 100% effective especially in a community with low vaccine rates. People who already immo-compromised or have long term health problems will have difficulty fighting covid or the flu even with a vaccine. Its why nursing homes will have flu issues every winter despite flu shots to their residents.

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  17. The weather excuse again? The weather has been beautiful in the DFW area!

    Thank you, airline staff, for standing up to the ridiculousness!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/american-airlines-cancels-over-1400-flights-blames-staff-shortages-and-weather_4078101.html

    “American Airlines canceled over 1,500 flights between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31, blaming staff shortages and inclement weather.

    In addition to 340 flights being canceled on Friday, 540 were canceled on Saturday, and 650 were canceled on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Texas-based airline told The Epoch Times in an email.

    In a letter to employees obtained by The Epoch Times, American’s Chief Operating Officer David Seymour blamed “severe winds” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with creating the situation.

    “With additional weather throughout the system, our staffing begins to run tight as crew members end up out of their regular flight sequences,” he said. “To make sure we are taking care of our customers and providing scheduling certainty for our crews, we have adjusted our operation for the last few days this month by proactively canceling some flights.”

    American projects having the issues resolved soon.

    The spokeswoman said that the problems aren’t related to the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.”

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  18. Hold the line… this is definitely worth fighting for!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/over-11000-active-duty-air-force-personnel-unvaccinated-with-days-left-before-deadline_4077202.html

    “The Air Force could lose thousands of troops in the coming weeks as over 11,000 active-duty personnel remain without a COVID-19 vaccine, just days before the deadline to get one.

    Some 96.4 percent of active-duty airmen were partially or fully vaccinated as of Oct. 25, the branch said in its latest vaccination update.

    That means approximately 11,462 airmen have not begun a vaccination program before the Nov. 2 deadline to become fully vaccinated.

    Another nearly 12,000 reserve personnel or Space Force members remain unvaccinated, according to data released by the Air Force. Reserves have until Dec. 2 to become fully vaccinated.”

    “Any troops who don’t get a vaccine by the deadline and have not received or is not in the process of seeking a religious or medical exemption will be deemed in violation of a lawful order and subject to discipline under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    They could be court-martialed or face other disciplinary measures.”

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  19. American Airlines like any other company is facing staff shortages, and they admit it. These may have something to do with the vaccination mandate or it can be simply people aren’t returning to work esp in lower paying positions. There was some wind on Thursday which may have had a domino effect. I’ve noticed flights cancelled in Canada mostly due to lack of paying passenger so they consolidate two or three flights into one and cancel the rest. Not sure AA would admit this as an issue.

    Honestly, I think the US military can lose a few thousand soldiers, airmen, etc with little effect on military effectiveness. Its unfortunate people are willing to throw away a career due to misinformation. Some of the misinformation has cynically come from media personalities and politicians who themselves are vaccinated — see FOX News personalities for one.

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