Good morning, kids. Wednesday, and the passing of legendary NFL coach and sports commentator John Madden is noted not only to honor the man who was the voice of the sport in its golden age but, considering the downfall of that sport in the past decade, as a powerful metaphor for the downfall of our nation, society and culture. Also noted is the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, much like the passing of a peanut M&M-sized barbed kidney stone through the inflamed, diseased urinary tract of our now zombified body politic. The contrast between these two individuals who, to me, represent the best and worst that this nation can offer, cannot be more stark. RIP and Godspeed to coach Madden and a swift journey across the River Styx to Harry Reid.
Meanwhile, as the final days of this accursed year slip away and herald the start of what no doubt will be a third accursed year, the battle lines are becoming clearer. Over in Europe, the lockdowns over what is in fact essentially nothing more serious than the common cold or seasonal flu, have been reinstated and are even more repressive than the initial go rounds. And the citizenry are taking to the streets. Over on this side of the pond, there seem to be mixed signals from the tyrants and criminals that have destroyed our economy and driven a pretty sizable percentage of the citizenry insane with Chinese COVID mania. Unlike the latter, the majority are sick of this and want to get back to some semblance of normalcy. Sensing this, the junta has been signaling that it wants to move on, not so much for the sake of normalcy but because the continued lockdowns, vaccine passports and all the rest of it are turning into a drag on their already shaky political prospects heading into the midterms. But, in ginning up the fear, they have created a monster.
Not everyone is pleased with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Monday decision to relax the quarantine and isolation requirements for people who catch [Chinese] COVID-19.
The agency announced that individuals who test positive for [Chinese] COVID-19 now only need to isolate themselves for five days, not ten, before returning to normal activities while wearing a mask for five more days. The move was welcomed by some, including organizations like the NFL, which are updating their own testing and isolation protocols as a result.
For others, the shift in policy represented the Biden [junta] caving in to big business. . .
. . . “So we find out that Delta CEO Ed Bastian asked the CDC to reduce the recommended quarantine time from 10 days to 5 for vaccinated people because of workforce impact,” wrote former Democratic Congressional candidate Russell Foster. “This change has nothing to do with the virus or your health & everything to do with the profits of corporations. . . “
. . . Others went as far as to suggest that Biden’s CDC was going to get people killed. That group includes former Hillary Clinton adviser Peter Daou, who asked “WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F*CK IS THIS?”
The “actual fuck,” Peter, is your boss’ husband’s slogan “it’s the economy, stupid” biting this evil junta in half. Even if the Klain/Kalorama Klown Komintern expanded the drilling, fracking, digging and extraction of every last drop of oil, gas and coal across the country, the lockdowns and insistence on injecting every man, woman and child (except the tens of millions of illegal aliens already here and soon to arrive) with the Fauci Fix have all but wiped out much of the private sector; specifically, small business which traditionally constitutes the lion’s share of our comatose economy. Imagine what would happen to it if the musings of the midget Mengele-wannabe about vaccine mandates for domestic air travel actually come to pass.
Even staunch lefty Ned Lamont up in Connecticut is stating out loud what we have all known since the very beginning vis a vis the efficacy of mask mandates. That is, they’re as effective in stopping transmission of this virus as a chainlink fence is in keeping you protected from mosquitos. Joey Softserve himself admitted there was “no federal solution” to the Chinese COVID crisis — which his handlers quickly backtracked on without necessarily stating that it was merely the ravings of a wilting petunia that somehow escaped its pot.
But that said, all these mixed signals make it difficult to read just what the hell the next moves are. Will we go back to even some semblance of normalcy or are the Karen-driven fear brigades to be a permanent fixture of the landscape? One thing’s for sure, mail-in voting and all the other banana republic bullshit that gives Democrats permanent control of the electoral process is not only not going to be reversed but is sure to be ramped up to the max, especially as 2022 and 2024 draw closer.
We cannot know the future and for sure there are events that are going to rock our world. And there are events that are going to rock the globalists’ world as well. As John Madden might say, “boom!”
The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.
ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY
- Michael Walsh: “A final irony is that Times holds freedom of the press to an absolute, Mosaic standard while at the same time attacking freedom of assembly and freedom of religion, not to mention the entire Second Amendment, and supporting imaginary ‘hate speech’ laws that clearly abrogate freedom of the press itself.” How the New York Times Abuses the “Public’s Right to Know”
- “The data does not detail why there has been such mass domestic migration away from every region of the United States except for the South. Qualitative analysis hypothesizes most of those leaving the Northeast, Midwest, and Western regions are doing so for reasons related to affordability, freedom, and safety.” Bolt From the Blue: Nearly a MILLION Americans Leave Dem States to the Safer, Less Chinese COVID-Panicked South
CIVIL WAR 2.0: LEFTIST PERSECUTIONS, CAPITOL HILL BLACK WEDNESDAY PROTEST AFTERMATH, DEMOCRAT PUTSCH, AMERICAN DISSOLUTION
- “How the Left views middle Americans as sub-human.” Us So Stupid
- “He observed how architects of the globalist enterprise cultivate ethnic and racial agitation to create perceptions of grievance and victimhood among targeted demographic groups. He noted that upward mobility rooted in meritocracy threatens the leftist paradigm of a zero-sum struggle between haves and have-nots.” Victor Davis Hanson: Elites Are Destroying America with Globalism, Leftism, and Tribalism
AMERICA, AND THE WORLD, IMPRISONED: CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS AND FACTS
- “Others went as far as to suggest that Biden’s CDC was going to get people killed. That group includes former Hillary Clinton adviser Peter Daou, who asked ‘WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F*CK IS THIS?'” Chinese COVID Enthusiasts Furious After Biden CDC Shortens Quarantine Requirements
- “It’s not curbing the spike down in New York.” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Rejects Mask Mandates
- “Whether Crawford will win his case is of course unknown. The important thing is that he is fighting back. His action will make Trader Joe’s think twice about doing the same thing again to some other employee. The publicity will also harm them, and might also make other companies hesitate before also acting like jackbooted thugs.” Pushback Against Blacklists: Man Sues Trader Joe’s for Firing Him for Not Getting Chinese COVID Shot
- “During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden criticized the Trump administration’s handling of [Chinese] COVID-19, promising to ‘shut down the virus’ if he won the election.” White House Rushes to Walk Back Biden’s Admission of “No Federal Solution” to Chinese COVID-19
- On Monday, Joe Biden conceded defeat in his war on the [Chinese] COVID-19 pandemic when he declared, “There is no federal solution [to (Chinese) COVID]. This gets solved at a state level.” FLASHBACK: Ron Klain Said National Government Would Beat Chinese COVID
- “European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has also expressed a desire for an EU Single Market Emergency Instrument to help ‘fast-track decisions, whenever a critical situation emerges.'” EU Drafting Law Allowing Seizure of Private Property During Pandemic Emergencies: Report
- Destroy your society over what is effectively something like the common cold. France Introduces Work-at-Home Mandate as Europe Cracks Down Over Omicron
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- “The taboo pandemic.” The Brave New World of Athletes’ Heart Problems
- “The claim follows nearly 20,000 bat coronavirus samples getting erased from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019 and the lab continuing to do so throughout the pandemic.”Disgraced Fauci-Funded Researcher Peter Daszak Reemerges to Insist “No Cover-Up” From Chinese Communist Party
- Elderly passenger told her she “isn’t black . . . this isn’t Alabama and this isn’t a bus.”UPDATE: Mask Karen Who Assaulted 80 Year Old Man Compared Herself to Rosa Parks
- John Dale Dunn, M.D.: “Your chance to see and hear a brilliant man expound on a subject that he has devoted himself to for an intense, almost two years.” Dr. Peter McCullough Conducts Grand Rounds on Chinese COVID 19
- “We’ve been worried for 100 years what will happen when we finally succeed in making machines human. We ought to be at least as worried about what happens when we make humans into machines.” Fauci Is Just a Bureaucrat
- The Global Times blamed the surge of [Chinese] coronavirus cases on foreign visitors, minimized China’s travails while “the Omicron variant is causing havoc globally,” and predicted “China’s dynamic zero policy and previous experience in quelling domestic outbreaks will help curb the current epidemic.” China Admits Worst Chinese Coronavirus Situation Since 2020 as Genocide Olympics Approach
- “It gave the world a deadly virus and took no responsibility for it — and the world shrugged it off.” Why China Got Away With It
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
- “The gas price surge is forecasted to take place by Memorial Day in late May, according to the report from GasBuddy, an app that tracks pump prices, and shared with CNN. But the analysis said the average cost of gasoline at pumps nationwide would then fall throughout the summer and fall of 2022, declining below current prices.” Gas Prices Set To Surge Again, Industry Analysis Shows
- “The longer Americans put off the reckoning on our government’s spending, the more painful the reckoning will be.” The Coming Financial Vise No One Will Talk About
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
- “Prosecution never showed evidence of recklessness and deliberately misled the jury on the law.” Kim Potter Conviction: A Blatant Miscarriage of Justice
EDUCATION, AND WHAT PASSES FOR IT
- “Incidents at Cornell University’s famous Law School, and more recently at the University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall School of Law raise concerns over whether prospective attorneys should choose these programs.” Cancel Culture at John Marshall and Cornell Law Schools
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY
- “Biden’s [junta] deleted a press release announcing the arrest of two Yemeni immigrants in April. Both had a spot on the Terrorism Watch List and a No-Fly List.” Border Patrol Caught Again Deleting Announcement About Arresting Terrorists at the Border
- Daniel Greenfield: “The pandemic made us an even lonelier nation.” Immigration Tops U.S. Births for the First Time
- “Some people call them ‘ghost flights’ — federally chartered planes that arrive in the dead of night at airports far from the U.S. border and deep inside the country’s interior. They drop off their cargo of illegal aliens, who are immediately boarded onto waiting buses and distributed who-knows-where. Flight manifests are never made available by the government, even to the contractors who fly the planes for them and especially not to local officials.” Pennsylvania Gets Christmas-Day Delivery of Illegal Aliens From Biden Claus
$1 TRILLION “INFRASTRUCTURE” SELLOUT, $3.5 TRILLION SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION, DEBT CEILING/BUDGETARY INSANITY
- “Two words: Remember Obamacare.” Build Bolshevism Biggerer’s Dead? Don’t Bet On It
- “It sure looks like a coup.” Do Democrats Want to Build Back Better, or Do They Want a Coup?
- Betsy McCaughey: “As Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) told the House Ways and Means Committee during a debate over Build Back Better, ‘the so-called dignity of work — that’s like hearing a fingernail on a chalkboard.’ New York magazine’s Eric Levitz calls Manchin’s work-ethic convictions ‘contemptible.'” The Democrat Party is Now the Party of Welfare — Not Working People
- Psuedo-intellectual racialist crackpot Michael Eric Dyson: “. . . parents’ opposition to Critical Race Theory reveals that ‘the integral part of an American educational system is to attack the intelligence of black kids.'” “The Apocalypse Is Before Us”: MSLSD Contributor on 2022 Midterms
- “Can moderate Democrat leaders resist progressive excess?” The Promise of Pragmatism
- Just what we need; a farshimmelt, self-gassing apostate Commie to tell us bow Christmas came about. Bernie Sanders on Origin of Christmas: “It Was the Labor Movement That Brought You the Holiday Weekend”
- Christian Toto: “The Biden PR machine couldn’t have outdone site’s animated Beatles parody.” Politico Blames Everyone but Biden for So-Called Quote-Unquote “president’s” Terrible Year
- A loathsome, despicable, venal, power-mad thug. Condolences to the Searchlight Strangler’s family. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Dies at Age 82
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER TECH
- “Saleeby’s investigation comes after Project Veritas revealed video and text messages on December 15 that allegedly show him fantasizing about sex acts with his former fiance’s underaged daughter.” Fairfax County Police Confirm Jake Tapper’s Producer Under Investigation by Child Exploitation Squad
- “‘If we can protect against counterfeit dollar bills, we should be able to protect against fake news that we now know has the potential to kill people,’ concluded Wallace. Will Wallace follow her own standard and step down from her show — or even issue a correction?”Slatternly, Lying Shit-Whore Nicole Wallace Repeats 3 Discredited Claims; 2 in Less Than a Minute
- Like the courts, the electoral college, Congress and everything in this nation such as it was, the Constitution only works when Leftism and its pimps are advanced. Latest MSM Lunacy: “The Constitution Isn’t Working”
- “The metaverse raises a lot of unanswered questions.” How Meta
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
- “A distracted West ignores the threat of potential Iranian nuclear weapons at its own peril.”What Can Be Done About Iran’s Expanding Nuclear Program?
- “Why the IDF must be cautioned against overconfidence.” Is War Between Israel and Iran Inevitable?
- “It’s still a ferocious force, simply because it’s huge, but there are personnel and structural problems that will affect its fighting abilities.” There Are Indications That the Chinese Military Has Serious Problems
- “The ‘apartheid’ that isn’t.” Bassem Eid: Israel “The Best Place to Be an Arab”
- “The failure of the ‘international community’ to deliver results in Haiti is a central plank of the anti-globalist argument and merits further study.” Haiti’s Hurricane of Horrors
- Lloyd Billingsley: “What happened when the military sided with the people against a Stalinist dictator.” Communist Ghosts of Christmas Past
DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
- “The arms control crowd, 600 scientists strong, pushes for ever greater unilateral U.S. disarmament on the part of the U.S. [so-called quote-unquote “president”].” U.S. Scientists and Engineers Urge Biden to Drop Out of the Nuclear Arms Race
- “The bill increases spending to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia, counter military expansion in China and obtain more advanced aircraft and ships.” Biden Signs $770 Billion Defense Spending Bill
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, WASTE/FRAUD/ABUSE, THE COURTS
- Hat tip to Jay Guevara: “This is not a ‘fuck SF’ post. This is a lament of what has been lost, and a wistfulness for what could have been. A year ago I was smirking at the people moving out of the Bay Area. I thought these were fairweather citizens, silly for moving to political train-wrecks like Texas or Florida. Twelve months on, my wife and I find ourselves packing our life into boxes. Not to run towards a place where we feel greater love, but just to leave. The pendulum has swung hard in the last twelve months.” The American Dream is on Life Support in the Bay Area
- “If you steal property, you must report its fair market value in your income in the year you steal it unless you return it to its rightful owner in the same year.” (you’re fucking joking – jjs) You Won’t Believe What the IRS Says People Must Declare as Income
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
- “It appears that while hawking renewables at the same time it substantially reduces conventional fossil fuel production, the Biden [junta] has decided to increase the blend of ethanol required in gasoline and, in the process, raising gasoline prices even higher.” The Great Ethanol Boondoggle
ACTUAL SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
- “This announcement likely signals that China is getting ready to launch the next module to that station. During that launch the large core stage of the Long March 5B rocket will reach orbit, but only for a few days. It will then crash uncontrolled somewhere on Earth. The Chinese government knows it is going to get a lot of bad press because of this fact, and is likely making this complaint to try to excuse its own bad actions.” China Attacks SpaceX Claiming Starlink Satellites Threaten its Space Station
- “In fact, this is beginning to look like the situation in Hawaii with the Thirty Meter Telescope. There protesters blocked the start of construction, and the government, controlled by Democrats, worked with those protesters to step by step keep that obstruction active and working. If so, SpaceX faces a very dangerous situation, as it appears the Biden administration is about to do the same thing to it.” FAA Delays Final Approval of Starship Environmental Reassessment Until February 28th
CULTURE WARS, NATIONAL SUICIDE
- “No one can say why Brandon Brown is being canceled except that his given name has become part of a political meme that insults and degrades Joe Biden.” NASCAR Driver Brandon Brown of “Let’s Go Brandon” Fame Has Been Canceled Because — Just Because
- “Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes.” The View is Struggling to Find a New Republican Host
- “At least Aaron Sorkin isn’t Steven Spielberg.” I Woke Lucy
HITHER & YON
- While enjoying a post-explosion cigarette, Mr. Katainen was asked if he’d ever had this much fun actually driving the Tesla. “No,” he replied, “No, I never enjoyed [myself] this much [in the] Tesla.” Spoken like a true man. A Tesla Goes Boom
- Salena Zito: “The spiking popularity of hunting and fishing reverses what was a steep, years-long decline that many feared would lead to the near-extinction of the sports.” America’s Outdoor Awakening, Thanks to MeatEater’s Approach to the Movement
FINALLY . . .
- Steve Serby: “He was Boom! He was Turducken. He was Thanksgiving. He was football. . . He was the soundtrack of the sport he helped become the national pastime.” John Madden’s Death Leaves Hole in America’s Sporting Heart
NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.