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The Morning Report - 10/13/21

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Good morning, kids. Wednesday and even with darkness all around us there are faint glimmers of hope. And dare I hope that those flames converge and coalesce into a firestorm that lights up the world? We shall see. The front line, as it were, seems to be with the pilots, crew and employees of Southwest Airlines, perhaps even the company's CEO but I'll hold off on giving him credit for the time being. But still . . .

Chalk this up as a major victory for personal autonomy and liberty! Even while refusing to admit that resistance to vaccination had anything to do with the massive disruption to operations that occurred last weekend, Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, backed off from earlier policy and announced that employees who refuse to receive [Chinese] COVID gene therapy "vaccines" will not be terminated . . .

. . . Technically speaking, Kelly is correct: there is no evidence because even if pilots (and other employees) were calling in sick or using vacation time, or refusing overtime, they would not say so -- i.e., provide "evidence" -- because doing so would amount to a confession of violating the law with an illegal work stoppage. So, yes, there is no evidence, but Kelly's reversal of policy, backing away from termination for failure to vax, is hard to explain otherwise. And it is a major reversal . . .

. . . Kelly's recitation of aggravating factors causing the cancelation is correct. Keeping a tightly scheduled airline (Southwest has very quick "turnaround times" -- the time between landing and taking off for the next flight) running smoothly is a challenge at all times. On a holiday weekend with heavy travel, it is all the more intricate. But for that very reason, employees not showing up, or refusing overtime, or otherwise giving less than 100% can have a cascading effect on operations. That is what happened to Southwest (but not to its competitors) last weekend.

Hundreds of employees have been fired at United Airlines, and countless more people at other companies have lost their livelihoods, and in many cases their health insurance and unemployment benefits, for refusing to submit to having their bodies injected with a gene-altering substance that has not undergone the years of testing normally required to understand the long-term side-effects.

STOP THE PRESSES.

A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against United Airlines on Wednesday, blocking the airline from imposing a vaccine mandate against any of its employees in a nationwide class-action lawsuit.

According to the judicial order, which could be the first of its kind in the country against a coronavirus vaccine mandate, United Airlines is prohibited from placing employees with religious and medical exemptions on unpaid leave until October 26 while litigation continues. The judge also prohibited the airline from denying any employee requests for religious or medical exemptions. Previously, the airline did not allow employees to apply for an exemption after August 31.

Earlier in the case, the airline agreed of its own accord to postpone its vaccine mandate until October 15 for employees with exemptions during litigation. The day before the October 8 hearing, however, United filed a partial motion to dismiss, alleging the court lacked jurisdiction over the claims in the lawsuit. In order to allow the court reasonable time to respond to the jurisdictional challenge and to rule in the evidentiary hearing for a preliminary injunction, which was reset for Wednesday, the judge issued the TRO.

United Airlines originally told its 67,000 U.S. employees they must be vaccinated against Chinese coronavirus (or secure an exemption) by September 27 or face termination. As the airline's vaccine mandate stands, any employees with exemptions would still be considered employed but would be placed on unpaid leave and would lose their benefits for up to six years or until the airline deems pandemic conditions safe for unvaccinated employees to return, according to the complaint.

"It is unconscionable to force any person to undergo a medical treatment that they object to as a matter of faith," said Ken Blackwell, formerly the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and currently with the American Constitutional Rights Union. "When so many other nations recognize that there is no medical reason for people with natural immunity to take a vaccine, it is essential that America lead the way to protect our citizens' rights on that front also". . .

. . . President Donald Trump appointee Judge Pittman is still expected to hold a hearing in the case on Wednesday, which should last approximately six hours as lawyers from both sides present their arguments. The case is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and could arguably create a domino effect and lead to other vaccine mandate cases across the country if the judge leans in favor of the airline's employees.

United Airlines was the first big airline to institute a vaccine mandate. Since then, bedlam has broken out as other airlines follow in its footsteps. Airline employees have protested across the country as companies fire employees by the thousands. Just this past weekend, Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel nearly 2,000 flights. The airline cited "staffing issues" and bad weather (there was no bad weather on record), though there was rumor pilots actually staged a mass protest and refused to fly just two days after the Southwest pilots union asked a federal judge to block the company's vaccine mandate.

One thing that should be noted is that the initial actions of United, as well as Southwest and thousands of other companies across the nation was in response to drooling Chi-Com stooge meat-puppet and tweener-groper Joey the Wonder Corpse Biden issuing an executive order mandating all companies with 100 employees or more must all take the Fauci Fix. But there is confusion as to whether or not this order was even issued or merely proposed, let alone the legality of it. Which it ain't, but go tell that to John Roberts.

While this move by Judge Pittman is certainly good news, the really good news that I was alluding to in my lead-in is the attitude of the Southwest employees.

In the wake of massive Southwest Airlines cancelations and disruptions, a whistleblower within the company reached out to PJ Media to confirm that employees, including pilots, gate agents, flight attendants, and others, are fighting back against the mandatory vaccines ordered by the federal government. "It's a coordinated protest," said the source, on the condition of anonymity.

The employees have coordinated on social media platforms and are standing up at what they believe is a pivotal moment in America that will determine whether the country remains free or slides into despotism. "We know we can stop this," the whistleblower said. "And if we don't do it now, it will be too late. Everyone is very excited! . . "

. . . But it's not just Southwest Airlines employees who have conscientious objections to mandates. According to the source, there are 22 airlines, along with truckers and other transportation employees represented in their ranks and more disruptions are to come. The employees are all joining FreedomFlyers.org, a website that was set up a few weeks ago to connect like-minded people and to fundraise for the effort of fighting against mandatory vaccines. They released a video that keeps being removed from social media but can be seen on their website. . .

. . . "It's growing by tens of thousands . . . every day. We can't even keep track," said one organizer named Shawn on Newsmax. "I had to speak out for everyone. We're all a little afraid. . . I put out the video and the response and love we've gotten from all industries has been phenomenal."

As John Lennon once posed the question "you say you want a revolution?" Well, THIS is how it starts. Forget Tea Parties and rallies and all that stuff, though I do not poo-poo political organizing out of hand. It's just that since the overthrow of the nation last November, we are no longer able to rely on regular order and political processes, since doing so presupposes a mutual respect of same by those who now openly and loudly seek our subjugation, or worse.

Somehow, someway, if the employees of Southwest and American Airlines were to galvanize around the nation's truck drivers and railroad employees - - and then unite with perhaps the nation's parents who are now being officially labeled as domestic terrorists, and so on and so on and scoobie-doobie-doobie. . Get the idea? My advice to Moloch Garland: tell Malig-Nancy Pelosi to throw in another few hundred billion because you're going to need a hell of a lot more than just the 69th Drag Queen Parachute Division and Generalissimo Vanilli Milley to put out this fire.

The absolute fiascos and catastrophic failures of this junta in its goal for absolute power will only make them lash out harder. Even without the trillions of dollars wasted and about to be wasted with these spending catastrophes, the economy is already poised for collapse. Gasoline when its available is through the roof and now, the supply chain is so fouled up we are having actual Soviet-style shortages that will be with us for months to come. But thank goodness we have new mother Peter "Puffer" Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation and Male Breast Feeding on top of things. Or bottom?

"Where's Pete Buttigieg?" a growing number of politicians and pundits are asking.

Buttigieg, [so-called quote-unquote "president"] Biden's transportation secretary, hasn't had much, if anything, to say about the disruptive, multi-day Southwest Airlines flight cancellations that have stranded thousands of passengers; or the nation's supply chain logjam, where dozens of container ships wait off the California coast for the opportunity to unload. The backlog is partly blamed on a shortage of trucks/drivers to pick up and return the shipping containers.

"The supply chain disruption is a crisis," Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted on Monday. "This will impact every American, especially those who can least afford it. It's past time for President Biden and Pete Buttigieg to explain what they're doing about this."

In a second tweet, Cotton said: "Pete Buttigieg was completely unqualified to serve as Secretary of Transportation. But Biden still picked him. Now, Pete is absent during a transportation crisis that is hurting working-class Americans."

On Monday, Buttigieg retweeted an FAA news blurb that said: "To be clear: None of the information from Southwest, its pilots union, or the FAA indicates that this weekend's cancellations were related to vaccine mandates."

Aside from being a homosexual and a Marxist with zero experience in the area he was nominated and approved of (thanks GOP!) to run, Buttigieg's record as Mayor of South Bend is proof positive of the Peter Principle. To say he sucks is both accurate in the Biblical sense and an understatement in a Cabinet full of understatements. And yet, there he is and there we are. AND we still have very bright people who describe the situation accurately, with shocking clarity yet capping it off with calls to vote harder and, get this "Constitutional Conventions." Democrats stole a national election and the GOP legislatures and Vice President, along with the judiciary, aided and abetted the theft by abrogating their duty to stop it.

We'll have a convention all right, but it won't be a Constitutional one. It will be a convention of people not just holding a rally, no matter how massive. It will be a national strike until the point is made. G-d help us and G-d help them if they need more than that to get the message.


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