August 05, 2021

AOC Puts on Mask For a Photo Op-- Then Immediately Takes It Off When the Photo Is Taken


Phony flake.

Do what we say, not what we do. We are The Regime. We have special immunity from all of the restrictions and obligations we impose on you.

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"Scientific" Journal Suggests That It Should Be a Federal Hate Crime to Criticize Anthony Fauci


By Natalie Winters at the National Pulse:

A scientific journal article authored by Professor Peter Hotez, a frequent guest on corporate media networks, called to "extend federal hate-crime protections" for scientists facing criticism from alleged "far-right extremists," including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.

Dr. Hotez, who himself has been funded by Anthony Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1993, offered the robust defense of scientists including Fauci and EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak in a recent paper: "Mounting Antiscience Aggression In The United States."

"There is a troubling new expansion of antiscience aggression in the United States. It's arising from far-right extremism," the paper, published in the peer-reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS) Biology journal, begins.

Is PLOS reputable? Question for the scientists out there. I thought I've read crticism that the peer reviewing at the place is a bit... Easy Mode.

But let me know.

Either way, this asshole does work for the Gain-of-Function Deep State, funded by Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

"A band of ultraconservative members of the US Congress and other public officials with far-right leanings are waging organized and seemingly well-coordinated attacks against prominent US biological scientists. In parallel, conservative news outlets repeatedly and purposefully promote disinformation designed to portray key American scientists as enemies," it reiterates.


Hotez even draws comparisons to the intentions of the Trump administration and its "America First" allies to those of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Marxists and Leninists...

In response, Hotez calls for a public statement in defense of Fauci and other COVID-19 scientists from "President of the United States together with science leaders at the federal agencies"” and even floats that "another possibility is to extend federal hate-crime protections."

His paper rails against the alleged "authoritarianism" of the right while simultaneously demanding that those who criticize Fauci be imprisoned.

Who the heck wrote this, AllahPundit?

Or the Chinese Ministry of Information?

Read the whole thing. He seems to want to prosecute Marjorie Taylor Greene for the hate crime of introducing the "Fire Fauci" Act. He pushes the idea that the lab leak theory is a conspiracy theory and that it's "sinister" to ask questions about it, even in a Congressional hearing.

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Former Trump Official: A Subpoena Would Reveal That the Biden Administration Is "Intimately Involved With Critical Race Theory"


Well that's no big deal. Fox News' impartial journalist Chris Wallace told me, at a debate he was moderating, that Critical Race Theory was just "racial sensitivity training." (By the way: He also asserted -- slanderously and "Without Evidence," as his pals at CNN would chyron it -- that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist. He didn't say that directly, but suggested in claiming the "violence in Kenosha" was caused by "white supremacists.")

The Department of Education was just caught linking to the Abolitionist Teaching Network, which pushes various CRT claims, like whiteness is, in and of itself, "oppression."

A probe into the Biden administration will reveal that government officials "are intimately involved with critical race theory" and the ideology's advocates, a former top Trump administration official told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

Russ Vought, the former Office of Management and Budget director, last week demanded the Department of Education hand over records that could potentially show ties between the Biden administration and the Abolitionist Teaching Network, a pro-critical race theory group.

"We want to know the extent to which the connections are there within the federal bureaucracy," Vought, who now heads the Center for Renewing America, a conservative think tank, told Fox News.

"I think what it's going to reveal is that Biden administration officials are intimately involved with critical race theory, that they are tracking with many of the influential people in the critical race theory community," Vought continued.

The Department of Education, in a handbook intended to help public schools and spend funding provided through the American Rescue Plan, linked to a guide the Abolitionist Teaching Network published. The guide included rhetoric often associated with critical race theory and referred to whiteness as a form of oppression.

Hours after Fox News reported the connection, a Department of Education spokesperson said hours "it was an error" to include the link to the Abolitionist Teaching Network.

"But we believe it’s a little bit more than that," Vought told Fox News. "They got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. This just a reflection of the political poison that is critical race theory."

Below, Jen Psaki says that "equity," not equality, is a priority of the Biden Administration.

"Equity" is itself a key goal of CRT -- not equality. Equality is about the law treating people equally. Which can result in people either succeeding or failing, per their own merits and according to luck of the draw.

CRT is against "equality" and considers it yet another tool of White Devil Oppression. They want a guarantee of equal outcomes for all, no matter their talents or their efforts. That's what they call "equity."

And here's Jen Psaki making it plain that equity, not equality, is the goal of the US government.

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DeSantis to Biden: "Why Don't You Do Your Job? Why Don't You Get This Border Secure? And Until You Do That, I Don't Want to Hear a Blip About Covid From You"


Firey but mostly peaceful protest.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition



Cultures grow and prosper by creating from within and absorbing from without. The arrant stupidity and ignorance displayed by those who use the historically inconsistent term "cultural appropriation" is a testament to the Long March," which has dumbed down education to the point at which we have American college graduates with no understanding of how their own culture has evolved, and are completely unaware of the tremendous benefits the world has enjoyed, courtesy of America.

Can We Fix America's Food-Appropriation Problem?
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Last month, a small-business owner named Karen Taylor made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. After a viral tweet exposed the racist and orientalist language used to market Taylor’s company, which specializes in $15 prepackaged congee kits and is called Breakfast Cure, critics made quick work of tearing the self-styled “Congee Queen” to shreds. Taylor, who is white, eventually apologized, and an essay on her company’s website, which was originally titled “How I discovered the miracle of congee and improved it,” was quickly edited (although the original title is still easily found in the page’s metadata).

For a week, my Twitter timeline was filled with Asians and our allies airing their righteous anger, sharing touching personal testimonies on what congee meant to them, and ridiculing Karen’s “white lady” ingredients like blueberries, apples, and cinnamon. On TikTok, multiple POC creators uploaded videos of themselves trying — and choking on — Breakfast Cure–style congee.

Notice the casual and unsubstantiated "RACISM"TM charge? Its intent is to delegitimize her target, because her audience, mush-brained internet addicts, accept it as the gospel. Once the charge is made, there can be no more debate.

This dreck was written by Frankie -- me love you long time -- Huang, a pompous entitled twit who claims the mantle of moral superiority simply by stating an unsupported accusation of racism.

I emphasized that there's nothing particularly sacred about the dish, that anyone can make it, but that it doesn't make it okay for a white woman to anoint herself the Queen of Congee.
Ah yes...a White woman! Burn her! Except...the author of this vile piece is herself a "cultural appropriator" extraordinaire. She was born in China but them came to America to appropriate all of our disgusting Western ways, like educating women and not forcing abortions, or having a culture that accepts the abortion of girls as a matter of course. And than penicillin that you took for strep throat? Spit it out! That was the product of evil British Empire culture!

I am reminded of General Sir Charles James Napier, who forced the cultural mores of the West on the Hindus of India by -- shockingly -- ending the practice of "Sati" (suttee), the burning of widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.

“You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”
Perhaps we should agitate for the return of that particular cultural artifact...the respect for human life...and demand that the Hindus and others return to their own pure cultures...without modern medicine and respect for life and internal combustion engines and electrical power grids and air conditioning and barbed wire and...
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Mid-Morning Art Thread


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Red Wall
Karoly Ferenczy

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The Morning Report - 8/5/21

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Thursday and the heat is most definitely being turned up on Angel of Death Nipsy Cuomo to either get the hell out of the governor's mansion in Albany or have the useless skin surrounding his whole sausage, i.e. his body, forcibly ejected. There are still a number of pundits who think he's going to skate, especially since it is axiomatic that Democrats, and even more especially high-profile ones, never face the music for their crimes. Notable exceptions of course are Stuart Smalley Franken and Carlos Danger Weiner. But with DA's in the state's most high profile areas looking to start investigations of their own and the state assembly actively considering an impeachment deadline of the end of the month - on top of national Democrat leadership up to Joey the Wonder Vegetable calling for him to get the hell out, this is not going to blow over.

And speaking of that drooling, gibbering dementia patient, Tara Reade, the woman he more than likely raped back in 1993, rightfully blew a gasket over Piss-Hockey Psaki dismissing her accusations at a press conference. Having Reade's name back in the public eye is something Biden's handlers do not want, even with the propagandists in their corner who would be hard pressed to keep it under wraps with Cuomo still on the loose. Blackface 30-odd years ago is one thing. Serial sexual assaults and culpability in the deaths of thousands of people is quite another, especially when not only Cuomo is guilty of them but a slew of his cohorts in other governor's mansions and the White House itself. Besides, Tish James has some darling drapes already picked out for her office, and it looks as if she will not be denied.

With that out of the way, the more significant story is the complete trashing of the Constitution with these vaccination mandates as well as the government effectively nationalizing private residential property via a unilateral decree to extend the moratorium on evictions. This is after the Supreme Court ruled that the moratorium had to end as scheduled. Amazing how the Left always looks to SCOTUS as the ultimate oracle whose decisions are final and can never be overruled; that is only if its decisions are in line with the Left's preferred policy outcomes.

It's friggin' unreal; these people aren't even hiding it anymore and essentially told the court "catch us if you can" while at the same time, the illegal edict itself came from the CDC. THE-C-D-C. I thought its purview consisted of incompetence, malfeasance and ineptitude in areas dealing with diseases, but what the hell do I know? How does this agency get to dictate if people pay rent?!

"The President's a lawyer, he spent 36 years in the Senate, was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spent eight years as vice president, half a year as president. He speaks often about democracy versus autocracy. He's issuing or overseeing this order from the CDC, in the face of doubts about its constitutionality, which he seemed to echo yesterday," [CBS News Radio reporter Steven] Portnoy said. "There's no inconsistency here? The president is, there are many people out there who say that the President is essentially not giving voice to the ethic that he campaigned on. He didn't call Congress back, he asked Congress to act, it didn't. How do you square all that?"

"What's important to note here is that the President would not have moved forward with a step where he didn't feel comfortable and confident in the legal justification. It is also a reality that there are legal steps that have been taken by the Supreme Court in the last few months. And we've spoken to that publicly. We're not going to hide from that," she claimed. "But he asked the CDC and his legal experts to look at what is possible. This is a narrow, targeted moratorium that is different from the national moratorium. It's not an extension of that, it's a different moratorium from a policy and legal standpoint. So he felt comfortable in the justification and the legal approach to this effort."

"What's the White House's message then to Americans who heard what happened yesterday, heard what was said at this podium on Monday, can't square the two, and are now disappointed that the president is signaling that he doesn't respect the rule of law?" Portnoy asked.

"I'm not sure there are Americans evaluating it to that degree, maybe there are some you have talked to, I don't know, what the President has his message to the American people, especially those who are concerned about losing their homes, being kicked out of their homes, is that he's going to do everything in his power to make sure they can stay in their homes as long as possible," Psaki responded.

Wait a second, WHOSE homes??? Call me old fashioned but the person who actually OWNS the home is what is known in the trade as "the owner." The people who would be evicted for non-payment of rent aren't. But this of course is Obama/Fauxcahhontas You-Didn't-Build-That Topsy Turvy World where unions and workers made businesses successful (and it's the owners who are solely to blame for failures) and landlords are evil abusers of the poor, trying to deny them of their inalienable right to an apartment (by the way, see the Anti-Semitism section to find out who those evil abusers usually are in the Left's mind). This not coincidentally is a microcosm of the Leftist mindset of the illegitimacy of America itself.

Lest I get sidetracked and this gets lost in the sauce, the reason that we even need a moratorium on rent, as well as stimulus checks in perpetuity is because for the past 17 months, the nation's economy was intentionally strangled in order to fight a virus. No not the Peking Pulmonary Pox but the "virus" that was identified as Trump, Trumpism, and MAGA which created an economic miracle the likes of which had never been seen, and simultaneously exploded and exposed every Leftist/Democrat/Socialist economic policy as pure folly and failure.

So, what happens when these evil landlords can no longer afford to heat and light their buildings, or to maintain them? Or when zoning regulations are re-written to be more "equitable" and therefore degrade the value of their homes even further? Just as small businesses got wiped out and a handful of giant corporations stepped into the breach, they too - naturally with the help of the State - will step in and gobble up all those abandoned houses. Just as Amazon became the company store, some other entity like Berkshire Hathaway will own the company houses. Boy, if all of this wasn't pre-planned, they sure did not let this crisis go to waste.

So, as I asked in the comments yesterday about all this, if the government is going to ignore the courts and be a law unto itself without any legitimacy or consent of the governed, what's to stop a landlord from evicting deadbeat tenants anyway? Wait, I know the answer to this. The police. Funny how the Left wants to abolish the police when they are building one massive police state here and now. At some point, people who own rental properties are not going to just take it in the neck. Look up photographs of Detroit, or East St. Louis or any other Leftist controlled shit-hole. You're going to see a wave of arson that made the 2020 mostly peaceful rioting look like a backyard cookout. Unless of course, the government decides to seize control of the homeowner's insurance industry preemptively. In the name of "equity" and "fairness" of course.

PS: Make sure you have your papers in order.

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Daily Tech News 5 August 2021

—Pixy Misa

Okay Now I'm Annoyed Edition
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  • I haven't had time to even look at my twin HP Spectres recently. Just did. I shouldn't have.

    Both of them have suffered severe battery bloat and are now little more than e-waste. And I've hardly had the time to use them.

    I do have a new notebook arriving any day, but it would have been nice to still have the old notebooks. I don't know why these suffered from battery bloat in particular; my old Dell has been running for years and while its battery is wearing out it still works fine.

  • Minisforum has announced a couple of NUCs. (AnandTech)

    There's an Intel model which is maybe interesting for some specific tasks, and a rather nice AMD model. Ryzen 9 5900HZ, up to 64GB RAM, one M.2 and two 2.5" drives, 2.5Gb Ethernet, two DisplayPort and two HDMI outputs. It's 7.5x7" so rather larger than a typical NUC, but a typical NUC fits at most one 2.5" drive.

    On the other hand, it has a 120W power supply, which seems like a lot.

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Disclaimer: There's probably some news out there somewhere, but I'm not sure I want to know anymore.
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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/4/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. Vaclav Havel

Quote II

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato

Quote III

I think being a writer is recognizing in the publication cycle there’s going to be a lot of unpaid labor and how to protect yourself so that you can actually still write, and have a life and have something left for you, which I think has become increasingly hard for all of us. To have anything left. Author, Kate Zambreno

Quote IV

“Freedom is indivisible. As soon as one starts to restrict it, one enters upon a decline on which it is difficult to stop.” Economist Ludwig von Mises

Quote V

“There’s a long history in this country of people needing to show their papers. During slavery, post-slavery, as recent as—you know what immigrant population has to go through here. We heard [former President Donald] Trump with the birth certificate nonsense. Here we want to make sure that we are not doing anything that would further create a barrier for residents of Boston or disproportionally impact BIPOC communities.” Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey

Quote VI

If I were in charge, I'd turn the entire planet against China and make them beg for mercy, even if it meant getting into bed with every piece of shit tyrant, dictator, kleptocrat or miscreant on Earth. Matthew Noto

Quote VII

"What they're doing to him isn't right for anybody, whether he's my brother or anybody's brother. He's 81 years old. Leave him alone." Vincent Lidstone, 77, of Lafayette, Georgia.

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Lego Tactical Assault Squad Cafe:


Puppy found in duffel bag, missing his front paws, is a big strong (running, jumping) dog now.

Baby miniature horse is rejected by her mother, but adopted by nice humans.

Adorable: excited mother dog shows rescuers where her puppies are hiding.

Pittie who was injured and then dumped in a field by her former owners begs a much nicer human for help.

Steve Inman commentary: a compilation of some clips. A soyboy gets knocked the F out at the end.

Another compilation.

BTW, I know you want more Steve Inman. So do I. He's not pumping out as many videos as he used to, alas.

So this clip is kinda bad but don't worry too much, Inman claims the guy courted his fate.

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Quick Hits: Straight-Shooting Paragons of Truth, Every Man Jack of Them Edition



US household debt hits record $15 trillion.

Yeah this is all sustainable, right?

A female ESPN sports writer -- really, more of a political writer, it seems -- is just bewildered why anyone wouldn't like St. Megan Rapinoe.

Missouri's governor has issued full pardons to the McCloskey's, bringing Soros Lawyer Kim Gardner's political persecution of them to an end.

Well -- it should bring it to an end. I have a feeling Gardner will confabulate new charges for... something.

Parson, a Republican, on Friday pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, and Patricia McCloskey, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000.

"Mark McCloskey has publicly stated that if he were involved in the same situation, he would have the exact same conduct," the McCloskeys' lawyer Joel Schwartz said Tuesday. "He believes that the pardon vindicates that conduct."

Congresspyrsyn Cori Bush, who was one of the illegal trespassers on the McCloskey's property, seemed to threaten the couple, vowing "Mark McCloskey is an absolute liar. He has spat on my name. And because of that, his day will come."

That's ominous coming from someone allied with the murderous, riotous domestic terrorist organization. By which I mean the Democrat-Media Conspiracy.

And then she did this:

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Obama Claims He's "Significantly" Cutting His Guest List for His Princely Birthday Party


He had invited 475+ guests, plus 200 servants.

What's he reducing the guest list to? 300? 250?

That's still a "large gathering" which the CDC says should be had virtually -- over the computer.

You know, how kids go to school.

More lies and gaslighting from your increasingly intolerable Ruling Class.

Former President Barack Obama has canceled his controversial 60th birthday mega-bash in Martha's Vineyard, citing the spread of the coronavirus's Delta variant.

"Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends," Obama’s spokeswoman Hannah Hankins said in a statement Wednesday morning, The New York Times reported.

Note that a super-popular Savior like Barack Obama has at least 200 "close friends."

"He's appreciative of others sending their birthday wishes from afar and looks forward to seeing people soon," she added.

Obama's decision follows a report by The Post, which cited a source as saying the former president was creating a public health "nightmare" by trying to get nearly 700 people to his party amid a national surge of the variant and new restrictions.


On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was pressed on the massive shindig -- and defended it.

Asked if Obama was "setting the wrong example about how serious COVID-19 is by hosting a big birthday party with hundreds of people," Psaki said that the venue is within a county classified by the CDC as having only moderate coronavirus transmission -- though there's an outbreak of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 nearby on Cape Cod, which is just over 50 miles away.


Last week, Martha's Vineyard health officials urged people to wear masks when indoors as the local infection rate was categorized as "substantial," meaning more than 50 new cases per 100,000 residents over one week.

Again, the CDC says that private gatherings of six to eight people are okay, but have issued guidances forbidding larger gatherings.

Will Obama only be entertaining six to eight people?

Shiiiiiiit, Pearl Jam alone is five.

Now, I want you all to consider your Privilege and how your Privilege makes life more difficult for marginalized persons like Barack and Michelle Obama.

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As Biden Fails to Convince Democrat Constituencies to Get the Vaccine, and As He Allows Hundreds of Thousands of Infected Illegal Aliens to Infect Americans, Biden Tries Shifting the Blame to Florida and Texas


His "moderate, centrist" AG, vouched for by National Review's Andrew McCarthy, sued the state of Texas for trying to keep its citizens free of infection from covid-ridden illegal aliens being secretly dispersed around the state to create super-spreader events.

Thank Goodness for the moderate, centrist, norms-restoring Biden Administration vouched for by NeverTrump and Conservative, Inc. as a whole.

A federal judge, naturally enough, granted an injunction against Abbot's ban on using Texas' roads to deploy the virus against its citizens.

Abbott's order said that "DPS is to stop & reroute, or impound any vehicle being used to transport illegal migrants who have been detained by Border Patrol." Critics said this would lead to illegal stops by law enforcement and profiling. The goal is to stop anyone other than law enforcement from transporting migrants who may be infected with COVID-19 from place to place. This order is part of a disaster declaration signed by the governor on July 28. The DOJ threatened to sue if Abbott didn't rescind the order. He didn't so the DOJ sued.

Judge Kathleen Cardone, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, granted a temporary injunction. She cited the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution as her reason for doing so. The Supremacy Clause states that the federal government is "the supreme law of the land" and federal law takes priority over state law. Her order prevents any state or local agents from enforcing any part of Abbott’s executive order as it pertains to transporting migrants. The DOJ claimed that state and local officials were obstructing the federal government by limiting who could transport migrants taken into custody.

This is sheer lawlessness. It is true that the Supremacy Clause says that federal laws supersede the laws of states, but not mere policies and directives of the executive. Those are not laws.

But this is Post-America, and the Ruling Class intends to dispose of the Constitution that has hitherto restrained it.

Biden demanded that Abbot specifically "get out of the way" of Biden's supposed efforts to control the spread of covid -- even as Biden acts to prevent him from controlling the spread of covid.

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CNN and the Whole Corrupt Media Establishment Spins on Behalf of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Covering Up Her Violation of Her Own Masking Rule


This is two days old, but it's important.

After DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was caught, red-handed, not wearing a mask at an indoor event after just imposing indoor masking on her city, CNN went into full Defense Lawyer mode, claiming (without evidence!) that maybe she had just temporarily taken the mask off because it was "a toast."

I repeat: There is no evidence whatsoever for this claim. They're straight-up making it up.

In fact, CNN should certainly know that their spin is false, because they had their own reporter at the wedding as a guest, and that reporter is observing the mafia code of omerta. More on that later.

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Biden Endorses the CDC's Lawless Extension of the Eviction Moratorium, While Admitting It's Unconstitutional and He Will Just Use the Delay of Litigating It to Illegally Give Some Citizens the Right to Use Other People's Property


The eviction moratorium was already found to be unconstitutional. Brett Kavanaugh, who, let's face it, probably sexually assaulted 12 or 15 or 30 women, and Obamacare Tyrant John Roberts decided that they'd permit a law he said was unconstitutional to remain in place, because it was expiring.


But Kavanaugh did also say that he would find any attempt to extend the illegal moratorium to be unconstitutional. I don't know if John Roberts feels married to that stance.

The CDC just illegally extended the moratorium.

Biden admits the Court will find it unconstitutional -- after all, they said so -- but says he'll uphold the illegal order anyway, because it will take the Courts time to declare his actions unconstitutional.

This is saying "the quiet part out loud," Jonathan Turley says, and this will be used as evidence against his unconstitutional action.

In his press conference, President Biden acknowledged that most of the experts consulted by the White House said that an extension would be unconstitutional. However, he noted that he found a few who dismissed or rejected such views: "The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it's not likely to pass constitutional muster... But there are several key scholars who think that it may and it’s worth the effort."

Frankly, given the overwhelmingly liberal makeup of law faculties, it is astonishing that most still told the President that an extension would be unconstitutional. Moreover, it is not difficult to find experts who are cavalier about the Constitution and willing to sign off on any effort to achieve desire political or social results.

What is interesting is that Biden did not appear to accept their view but still thought violating the Constitution would be beneficial in this circumstance:

"There are a few scholars who say it will and others who say it's not likely to, but at a minimum by the time it gets litigated it will probably give some additional time while we're getting that $45 billion dollars out to people who are in fact behind on the rent and don’t have the money."

The President said the quiet part out loud and admitted that they would use litigation as a delaying tactic to spend money without constitutional authority. That line will now likely be repeated at the top of any motion challenging the extension and seeking a temporary injunction.

Turley notes, too, that just six months ago, Biden swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution which he now admits to trampling.

Update: AlextheChick says the Supreme Court did not "rule" on the case with a binding opinion. They merely denied a petition for a stay. And Kavanaugh added his own thoughts on the matter, which is pure dicta -- non-operative language with no legal weight.

She seems to be right. But the decision, I guess, is a preview of what the Supreme Court would rule, when (if?) it does rule.

Even the New York Times is compelled to admit that the moratorium -- which constitutes an illegal appropriation of the property of one person disfavored by the government to one favored by the government -- is bankrupting small and middle-sized landlords.

And tenants who know they cannot be evicted for any reason whatsoever are terrorizing their landlords.

For more than a year, Vanie Mangal, a physician assistant at a Connecticut hospital, called relatives to tell them that their loved ones were dying of Covid-19, watched as patients gasped their final breaths and feared that she herself would get sick.

Ms. Mangal found no respite from stress when she went home. She is a landlord who rents the basement and first-floor apartments at her home in Queens, and for the past year, conflicts with her tenants have poisoned the atmosphere in her house.
The first-floor tenants have not paid rent in 15 months, bang on the ceiling below her bed at all hours for no apparent reason and yell, curse and spit at her, Ms. Mangal said. A tenant in the basement apartment also stopped paying rent, keyed Ms. Mangal's car and dumped packages meant for her by the garbage. After Ms. Mangal got an order of protection and then a warrant for the tenant's arrest, the woman and her daughter moved out.

All told, Ms. Mangal -- who has captured many of her tenants' actions on surveillance video -- has not only lost sleep from the tensions inside her two-story home but also $36,600 in rental income. "It's been really horrendous," she said. "What am I supposed to do -- live like this?"


At the same time, those broad protections have created tremendous financial -- and emotional -- strain for smaller landlords like Ms. Mangal, who often lack the deep pockets to survive without payments. And in New York City, there are a lot of those small landlords: An estimated 28 percent of the city’s roughly 2.3 million rental units are owned by landlords who have fewer than five properties, according to, a technology company that tracks property ownership.

Landlords can seek pandemic financial assistance, and the federal government has allocated $46.5 billion for emergency rental relief. But the aid has been slow to flow to property owners, and it comes with certain strings attached: It requires the landlord to allow a tenant to remain and not raise the rent for a year after the aid is received. Ms. Mangal has not applied for those reasons.

Further complicating matters for landlords, their ability to evict unruly tenants has been essentially eliminated by the moratorium.

Those favored by the Democrat Party will be spared the requirement of paying rent.

Landlords -- disfavored by the Democrat Party -- will be made bankrupt.

The one-month extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium was welcome news for tenants but another nail in the coffin for some struggling landlords.

Groups representing landlords had been lobbying hard to end the moratorium and now warn even another month will put some of those landlords out of business.


The majority of the nation’s landlords are individual investors. They own about 23 million units in 17 million properties, according to the U.S. Census. More than 6 million renter households are behind on rent, also according to the Census. Landlords have next to no recourse.

Howard Simon owns a small building in Massachusetts with three rental units. He hasn't received the rent on one of them since last October and is out about $7,000 so far.

"I have mortgages, I have expenses for repairs to that particular building, I'm losing one-third of the rent just because of this," said Simon. "And you know the other tenants who are occupying the other two units, they’re trying their hardest and doing their best."

Simon has contacted the delinquent tenants but said they will not respond, nor will they apply for the aid available to them. While about $34 billion in federal assistance has been distributed to states for back rent and utilities, getting that cash to landlords has been an onerous process because the tenant must be involved.

"In my particular instance the tenant is not cooperating with even completing the application. I'm just a small landlord, and I'm not a big corporation like many of the other large rental organizations, so although the funding is very helpful, if the tenant doesn't cooperate everything falls apart," said Simon.

This is a terrorist-like "dry run" probing our defenses for the coming imposition on Ruling Class-declared communism on America. I mean, it's communism as it is. But this is a foot-in-the-door for the rest of it.

Republicans are doing what they usually do: Absolutely nothing.

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AG Report: Andrew "The Love Guv" Asked an Employee to Take a Selfie With Him -- and Then Groped Her Ass for Five Seconds While He Did


Supposedly he grabbed the butt of a "trembling" employee -- as he was taking a selfie with her.

And he smriked knowingly for the picture, even while groping her.

A selfie taken moments after Andrew Cuomo allegedly groped an executive assistant's butt at his home shows New York's governor with gleaming eyes and a broad smirk.

Cuomo allegedly asked the woman assistant, whose identity remains anonymous, to take a selfie with him while they worked together at his office in the Executive Mansion in Albany on December 31, 2019.

As she held up the camera, Cuomo allegedly 'moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it' for at least five seconds.

He forbade her to show anyone else the photo.

She notes that she didn't report what happened because she was terrified Cuomo's top aides would force her out.

'[T]he way he was so firm with [me] that I couldn't show anyone else that photo, I was just terrified that if I shared what was going on that it would somehow get around,' she told investigators.

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I don't know if that's a smirk -- it looks like the blissed-out look of a guy who's either high or literally getting off at the moment the picture is snapped.

Tucker Carlson notes that Andrew Cuomo showed off his Emmy -- which is a statuette of a female form -- and commented upon her shapely figure. "Isn't she buxom?" he asked aides.

It's not sexual harassment, but it is a bit of background for what the women around this guy were subjected to every minute of work.

From Tucker Carlson:

ANNE CLARK, SDNY SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR: The governor hugged Executive Assistant #1 and reached under her blouse to grab her breast. This was the culmination of a pattern of inappropriate sexual conduct, including numerous close and intimate hugs, where the Governor held her so closely that her breasts were pressed against his body and he sometimes ran his hands up and down her back while he did so.

There were also several occasions on which the Governor grabbed her butt.


CARLSON: Wasn't Joe Biden accused of all of that? Credibly? I guess we're pretending that didn't happen, but we care about this. One thing we learned, Andrew Cuomo is not against defunding the police, he wants to have sex with them, or at least one of them.

Now, just to be clear, you can find the little sexual commissars on your screen that you just saw, repulsive and at the same time, find Andrew Cuomo repulsive. It's okay to dislike everybody involved.

In fact, you probably should.

The AG's report also found that Governor Cuomo appeared to be sexually attractive to his Emmy statue. How's that for weird?

"Two witnesses," also this is a quote, "... recounted that during a meeting, the Governor looked at his Emmy statue, which he had won in November of 2020 and put in his Albany office and said something to the effect of quote, 'look at her figure, isn't she buxom.'"

He’s a total creep, I mean for real.

But you knew that.

Cuomo showed a slide-show of him hugging men, to prove, I guess, that grabbing women's asses was NBD.

Tucker made a joke about that:

He did not claim anti-Italian bias, though he has claimed that many times in the past. He did make it clear he is not resigning. He also showed a slideshow of himself kissing people, including Al Gore and said his gestures of affection have been wildly misinterpreted.


Now, we didn’t show the tape, but we just want to be totally clear that the video, the slideshow that Cuomo put on the screen showed him hugging Al Gore, but not reaching up under Gore’s shirt to grab his man- boobs. That did not happen. We didn't know if it happened, but he didn't show it today.

Video at the link.

Now this is interesting: As part of his defense of his conduct, Andrew Cuomo is presenting other Democrats, including credibly-accused sexual assailant Joe Biden, getting touchy with other people.

Unfortunately, he chooses the most innocent possible photos of Uncle Badtouch touching people. He does not include pictures of Biden groping little girls' breasts or sniffing their hair.

He knows that the left and the leftist propaganda media would lynch him for sharing those pictures.

But maybe he's hinting he could start drawing attention to Biden's groping of a child if the Democrat Party presses him on this.

"The Love Guv" imagined himself to be such a player that he hit on a nurse while she was swabbing his schnozz for covid.

Yeah this allegation is even more bullsh*tty than some of the others, but, I mean, the guy was just constantly throwing out come-ons to women who work for him.

Here's another one which is not harassment -- but it does indicate that he is an absurd narcissist who believes himself to be irresistible to women.

You can imagine that a man who walks around thinking that every 25 year old woman wants his d*** will behave with women.

Cuomo gave female staff roses and autographed photos on Valentine's Day and showed off a cigar humidor from Bill Clinton which one accuser says was his attempt at a 'Monica Lewinsky affair'

Among the details in the AG's newly released report is that Cuomo gave female staff roses on Valentine's Day in 2017

He also distributed signed photos of himself to them - his attorneys say he was 'trying to be thoughtful'

Lindsey Boylan also recalled being taken into his office at a holiday party in 2016

He showed her a cigar box that Bill Clinton had given him as a gift

She took it as an inference to Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, a WH assistant

I don't think you can prove it, but yeah, I do think that showing off the humidor from Bill Clinton was an attempt at a pass.

And giving women roses and signed photos of himself? Are you kidding me?

Not that it matters, but a new poll finds that 59% in ten New Yorkers -- including 52% of Democrats -- want Cuomo to either resign or be impeached.

Most New Yorkers want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, according to a new snap poll conducted hours after the release of a bombshell report that the three-term Democratic governor sexually harassed multiple women.

A Marist Poll released Wednesday morning indicates that 59% of New Yorkers, including 52% of registered Democrats, say Cuomo should resign. And if the governor doesn't step down, nearly six in 10 say he should be impeached.

Less than a third of those questioned in the survey say Cuomo should serve out the remainder of his term, which lasts through the end of next year.


Forty-four percent of those surveyed say Cuomo did something illegal, while nearly three in 10 say the governor did something unethical but not illegal. Just 7% offered that Cuomo did nothing wrong.

Laws, schmaws. This is Post-America.

Below: From 2013, via I, Hypocrite.


Below: "Believe all women," huh, Hillary?

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Report: Two New York Times Insiders Claim A "Top Editor" Deliberately Quashed Any Investigation Into the Origins of the Wuhan Virus


First, some background from Ashley Rindsberg reporting at Unherd:

In the opening months of the pandemic, the lab leak hypothesis was actively discredited by the media and scientific establishment, with anyone associated with it smeared as "racist". The question we have to ask now is how, and why, did this happen?

To a great extent, I believe the answer lies with the world's most powerful news outlet, the New York Times. At the start of the pandemic, the Times set the news and policy agenda on the lab leak hypothesis, discrediting it and anyone who explored it. The Times did so while taking money from Chinese state-owned propaganda outlets, such as China Daily, and while pursuing long-term investments in China that may have made the paper susceptible to the CCP's strong-arm propaganda tactics in the first months of the pandemic.

As someone who has spent years researching the history of the Times, I was struck by the paper's markedly pro-China bent at the start of the pandemic. It opposed Trump's travel ban to and from China as "isolationist". It all but ignored the unparalleled success of China's arch-enemy, Taiwan, in containing the virus. It downplayed China's economic war against Australia, whose prime minister early on questioned the CCP story on the pandemic's origins. And it celebrated China's success in battling Covid-19, taking the CCP's absurd mortality numbers at face value, reporting in August 2020 that 4,634 Chinese people died from the virus and, six months later, that there were 4,636 total deaths. That in a country of 1.4 billion people only two people died of Covid-19 in the half a year defies logic and common sense. Still, the Times legitimised the CCP numbers by printing them as hard fact.


Over the months, the Times’s coverage grew even more strident --and more in line with Chinese propaganda. In February 2020, it gave a platform to zoologist Peter Daszak, publishing an opinion piece by him which claimed that the pandemic was caused by "road-building, deforestation, land clearing and agricultural development". Daszak argued that "discovering and sequencing" viruses like Covid-19 in labs like the one in Wuhan should be a priority.

The Times, which used Daszak as a key source in over a dozen articles, has never mentioned that Daszak's organisation funded the Wuhan lab, in particular research into bats and coronaviruses, a flagrant conflict of interest. Crucially, there was no mention of this when a reporter interviewed Daszak this February, following his return from a heavily criticised WHO investigation into the virus's origins. (Danszak later recused himself from the investigation because of the conflict of interest.)

But the Times also never revealed that Daszak was a favoured source for another outlet: China Daily. The state-owned media organisation, along with Xinhua and sister outlet Global Times, repeatedly quoted Daszak to assure readers of China's full cooperation in the search for the virus’s origins -- and to discredit the possibility of a lab leak.

In fact, the Times appears to have been so enthusiastic in its attempts to discredit the lab leak hypothesis that Chinese propaganda outlets promoted its reporting on social media. In April 2020, for instance, the Times published an article claiming the Trump Administration’s investigation into a lab leak "has echoes of the Bush administration’s 2002 push for assessments saying that Iraq had weapons of mass of destruction." Within minutes, a China Daily columnist retweeted the story and parroted its central claim.

The article goes on to note that not only does (or did) the New York Times take money from China to run a propaganda insert in the New York Times itself, but the New York Times also bragged about the lucrative publishing ventures it was launching in the Chinese market.

In other words: China had kompromat on the New York Times. And they in fact leveraged this kompromat to pressure the New York Times regarding reporting they considered anti-China, as the article notes.

Read the whole thing.

And now to the claim that a New York Times senior editor ordered that there be no investigation into the origins of covid-19, reported by Dominic Greene at SpectatorWorld.

A top editor at the New York Times instructed Times staffers not to investigate the origins of COVID-19, two Times employees confirmed today.

'In early 2020,' a veteran Times employee tells me, 'I suggested to a senior editor at the paper that we investigate the origins of COVID-19. I was told it was dangerous to run a piece about the origins of the coronavirus. There was resistance to running anything that could suggest that [COVID-19 was manmade or had leaked accidentally from a lab].'

[Even as evidence of a lab leak was building, the Times], according to two well-placed sources, refused to investigate the biggest story of our time. Instead, senior editors are alleged to have suppressed efforts to probe the virus's origins, and the Times led the charge to dismiss any questioning of the WHO’s now-discredited line as conspiracist or even 'racist'.

'It was considered a conspiracy theory,' confirms a second Times insider who was in a senior position on a different section at the time, and also proposed an investigation. 'It was untouchable everywhere. The fact that Trump embraced it, of course, also made it a no-go.'

'The idea was considered dangerous,' my first source agreed. They suggest that the Times's editors weren't motivated by domestic politics in an election year, or even by a hatred of Donald Trump that ran so deep as to dispose them to trust the WHO and the Chinese government over the Trump administration.

In the years before COVID-19, revenue from China was an integral part of the Times's business model....

In November 2019, it emerged that China Daily had failed to disclose to federal authorities millions of dollars in payments to US outlets including the Times and the Washington Post. In August 2020, the Times quietly scrubbed the China-funded advertorials from its website. Still, in October 2020, the Times ran an op-ed by Regina Ip, a member of Hong Kong's Executive Council, justifying the repression of anti-government protests in the Hong Kong SAR.

Tucker Carlson picks up on that little nugget that The New York Times deleted all the Chinese propaganda articles it ran -- paid for by the Chinese Communist Party, at a rate of $100,000 per month - soon after covid-19 broke out.

Almost as if they strongly suspected China created the virus, and they wanted to hide the evidence of their long-term collusion with the Chinese Communist Party.

He also recounts all the apparently-uncompensated propaganda on behalf of the CCP that the New York Times, CNN, and NBC/MSNBC ran.

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The Morning Rant


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All in all, I'm satisfied.

First, as ace discussed the other day, Megan Rapinoe and her thin-skinned band of mopes were humiliated by Team Canada team, which, incidentally, is sportin' a DIAD (dude-in-a-dress) as one of their players. Hee hee.

Meanwhile, professional ingrate Gwen Berry, who turned her back on the flag when she didn't come in first in the Olymic trials, didn't even come close to medal contention in her event (the hammer throw), finishing in 11th place (out of 12). So she can turn her back on the flag to her hearts' content while watching the rest of the Olympics on TV. And nobody is interested and nobody cares.

Lastly, "Laurel" Hibbard, a Kiwi DIAD who managed to elbow his way onto the New Zealand weightlifting team (thus taking the place of an actual woman weightlifter), was a miserable failure. I don't think he even made it out of the preliminary rounds. I'm kind of disappointed with this result. I actually wanted him to win. Because that would have forced the issue out to the center of the international cultural radar, namely, do you want to see women's sports destroyed or not? Hibbard's craptacular performance did serve a purpose: it gives ammunition to the activists who insist that DIADs have no physical advantages over actual women.

Here's an idea: If they can have a Russian 'ROC' team, I think we should field two Olympic teams also, designated USA and USW. The USA team is for normal athletes to compete as normal Americans for the enjoyment of other normal Americans, and the USW is for the miserable, unhappy 'woke' athletes who want to raise their fists, burn their bras, take dumps on the flag, bitch, whine, complain, make commie speeches, and whatever else they have want to do to express their hatred and contempt for the country they've agreed to compete for.

Addendum: I urge you all to watch the video in the tweet below. This is the kind of athlete I *want* to represent my country internationally. I found her very refreshing:

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The Morning Report - 8/4/21

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Wednesday and in the lead are the twin stories of Angel of Death Andrew Cuomo's seeming impending exit from the governor's mansion in Albany and the continuing Chinese Coronavirus follies. Obviously, like most everything in the news, these are related but for sure extremely closely. The cynics here (and you can't blame them for being cynical considering everything we have witnessed since the coming of Trump and even before that fueled the cynicism) were sure that Cuomo was going to skate, and it certainly appeared that way as of a few weeks ago. But NY AG Letitia James dropped the hammer yesterday. Now the calls are coming for this greasy, crooked bastard to wire his damn mouth shut with his nipple rings and fall on his salsicce.

"We owe it to the American people to #BelieveSurvivor," Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted in support of the Democrat lynching of Justice Kavanaugh. After years of calling for "zero tolerance" on sexual harassment, the Cuomosexual chickens have come home to roost. As David Horowitz tweeted, "Chickens are coming home to roost -- all the dirty tactics & hypocritical moralizing Dems used to attack Trump are now focused on Cuomo. Speaking truth to power used to mean commie lies attacking Republicans and patriots. Now the worm is turning." Joe Biden, who had once called Cuomo the "gold standard", is now calling for his head. The Democrats and their media are now using the same dirty tactics against their own that they had formerly deployed against Trump.

Democrats, beginning with Attorney General Letitia James, a former ally, have come for Cuomo, not because they care about how many nursing home patients he killed or how many aides he groped, but because they, especially James, want his job. Now James released a report describing numerous cases of her feminist ally groping women. A month after Cuomo was claiming that whatever higher power (beyond his own reflection in the mirror) he believes in had made him a feminist, he ordered James' predecessor to end an investigation into the handling of the Harvey Weinstein coverup after getting $25,000 from Weinstein's old lawyer. This was the same investigation he had formerly demanded.

Was James really unaware of all this? Don't count on it. "Tish James says I'm a feminist and she's right," Cuomo had once bragged at a rally. "God told me I was a feminist." The first time Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment was twenty years ago when he was serving in the Clinton administration. And Congressional Democrats closed ranks around him. New York Democrats have gifted the state with paragons of virtue like Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who was forced to resign after multiple women accused him of choking and assaulting them, Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose recent mayoral campaign tanked after accusations of sexual harassment, and a legion of other cretins.

There's a reason that Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein felt so comfortable in New York. . .

. . . James isn't bringing actual criminal charges against Cuomo. That would take her away from her focus on destroying the NRA and President Trump. The investigation, like the orchestrated calls for Cuomo to resign, something he has no intention of doing, are a thinly disguised primary campaign. The Democrats want Cuomo's job, they aren't about to hold him accountable. An actual criminal trial would be too dangerous and would threaten too many party interests. Democrats want to primary Cuomo. They don't want to lock him up. And if he survives the primary challenges, they'll go back to being 'Cuomosexuals' all over again. And Attorney General James will go back to praising Cuomo as a feminist. Cuomo was as good at fake moral outrage as James and his Democrat opponents.

Good analysis from the estimable Daniel Greenfield insofar as gauging Ms. James' aspirations, and later on in his essay, he and his boss David Horowitz ring a rather optimistic tone about what they see as perhaps the beginning of the end of cancel culture and the political future of the Left more broadly. Nice to imagine that, but in the near term with his essay, I think he is missing a couple of things. Or perhaps he penned this before the news broke that every major and minor local and national Democrat up to and including braindead stooge president Joey Biden are unequivocally calling for him to resign.

There is no way to survive that. I also think he is missing the fact that in my estimation, as horrible as the serial sexual abuse of women and the corruption of his staff and the media to cover it all up and smear the accusers, this is to put out the real fire over his gross incompetence and possible malice aforethought in a policy that directly led to the deaths of at least 15,000 or more elderly nursing home residents by exposing them to the patients with Chinese Lung AIDS. And if Cuomo has to fall for that so do equally execrable monsters like Phil Murphy, Ned Lamont, Tom Wolf and Wretched Whitmer to name but a few. That to me is the real reason this is breaking right now.

Now my own cynicism comes to the fore, since if Cuomo does exit the scene we get Lt. Governor Katy Hochul filling in until the next election in 2022 and it certainly looks as if Letitia James is being groomed or is grooming herself to get the nod. So we're swapping out projectile colitis and eye shingles for terminal pancreatic cancer here in the Empire State. Oh joy.

Continuing on the Chinese Coronavirus theme, yesterday lame duck Commie mayor of NYC Bill DeBolshevik put the hammer and sickle down on those of us who do not want to get vaccinated by requiring "zee paperz pleez" if you want to go to a restaurant and gym. No doubt this will roll out everywhere else unless people push back. And judging from the attitude I have seen from my neighbors, I don't see that happening. Whatever the merits or dangers of these vaccines, they're not for me.

Well, I reject the vaccine. I will be happy to reassess the case in a few years, once we've had a chance to see how it performs in the long term. For now, I'm young, healthy, reasonably fit, have no leukemia or other aggravating conditions. I'm not at serious risk. If you are at risk, go get the vaccine. You will then be protected. If you're worried that I may still get the "delta" variant and transmit it to you -- it turns out that you're just as likely, as a vaccinated person, to get it and transmit it to me. But I'm not worried. Fauci says that if I walk around without a mask, I am "encroaching" on your right not to get sick. I'm sorry, but you have no such right. To live your entire life in fear of getting a disease is no better for your mind than a bad case of the flu is for your body. But the flu is transient, whereas perpetual fear of disease is not: It will disable you, and make you an isolated, lonely, scared, bitter person. You may not get COVID, but you will be sick.

Fortunately, it seems a number of my fellow Americans agree, even in the middle of New York City: In the days after the CDC's new mask guidelines, a fair proportion of people continue to ride the subway and bus maskless. The mask mandate for public transit has been in place since the beginning, but many New Yorkers have had enough of it. Likewise on the Long Island Rail Road last weekend: by the time my train reached Huntington, I found myself surrounded entirely by people not wearing masks. As if by tacit consent, everyone agreed that it was time for the stupidity to stop. The conductor came by, asked us for our tickets, and said nothing about masks.

New York City's Mayor de Blasio has just announced the city will require a vaccine passport, with scannable QR-code, for indoor dining, gyms, and concerts. The chips are down: In New York I have a choice between living in isolation or letting the government track every visit I make to a restaurant. For the first time in my life, I feel the law being brought to bear against me. I feel the attempt to turn law-abiding and peace-loving citizens into criminals. But I will not be coerced. I will not be blackmailed. I don't know whether I'm going to end up fined or in jail or just lonely -- but I hope others will join me in telling Mayor de Blasio that he can go straight to hell.

Also, an equally outraged Steve McCann nails it (this is an excerpt so do read the whole thing):

I am in my later 70's; over my lifetime I have lived among and have been exposed to people in refugee camps suffering with tuberculosis, cholera, hepatitis B and diphtheria and, after arriving in the United States, polio. I managed to get through the Asian Flu pandemic in 1957-58, the Hong Kong Flu pandemic of 1968-69, the HIV/Aids pandemic in the 1980's and the Swine Flu pandemic in 2009-10.

Thus, I am well aware of medical risks and realities, particularly when it comes to my health. I have been vaccinated for everything from tuberculosis to diphtheria to smallpox to polio to the annual flu. I have been reliably informed that I have a very robust immune system and, thankfully, I have never been seriously ill with any viral or bacterial infections.

I researched, from credible non-government sources, the evolution and development of the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) vaccines, their possible side effects and approval process. After considering the short and long-terms unknowns of a new type of vaccine that contains attenuated virus based on the Covid-19 genetic code provided by China combined with the realities of Covid infections, I concluded that I was unwilling to run the risk of compromising an immune system that had maintained my good health for nearly eight decades.

My medical history and attendant health decisions are unique to me. Every person in the United States has their own distinctive medical history, and depending on circumstances, heredity and previous access to medication, an immune system able or unable to fend off a variety of diseases.

A one-size-fits-all vaccine, particularly one that was approved on an emergency basis with unknown short and long-term side effects, requires allowing the citizenry to evaluate the risk for themselves. Instead, those that choose not to vaccinate are being called vile names and being threatened, intimidated and coerced by politicians and government bureaucrats. Additionally, vaccines are being mandated as a condition of employment by many private businesses and in the federal government at the direction of the Biden Administration. . .

. . . Every country that has pushed mass vaccination has experienced tremendous growth in Covid cases as well as increased hospitalizations and death rates among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people brought about by these variants. Fortunately, the variants to date, while highly contagious, do not appear to cause the same hospitalization and mortality rate as the first or alpha variant.

But that does not stop the Marxist-inspired Democrats and the Biden Administration from using the growth in cases to again threaten mandatory vaccinations, mask mandates and potential lockdowns in furtherance of the strategy put in place at the beginning of the pandemic to strip Americans of their rights and transform the populace into one that will meekly acquiesce to any specious government edicts.

I'm stuck in New York for the foreseeable future and even with that lanky hunk of Communist piss a lame duck, I doubt very much Eric Adams, even being merely a Trotskyite and not a full-on Maoist freak, is going to abolish this crap if he wins Gracie Mansion, almost as much as I doubt Curtis Sliwa has a chance at beating him. That being said, it took me all of about two seconds to find a PDF of the CDC vaccination card as well as how to fill them out. There is no way any bar, restaurant or other venue is going to have the wherewithal nor even the desire to do more than give a cursory look at it and wave you in. Traveling on airplanes might be more problematic but I am hardly a frequent flyer and if this is not resisted right now they will no doubt spend the billions of ill-gotten tax dollars to create bureaucracies to do the job. Or pay off Big Tech and the private sector to be the enforcers.

The CDC = Center of Diseased Control-Freaks. I have no fealty to illegal laws and edicts passed by illegal juntas and tyrants based on incompetent, inept, uncaring, unfeeling technocrats who are so far removed from reality and the last people you want controlling life and death decisions, let alone if you want regular or unleaded. If this makes me a criminal, so be it.

And while all this is going on, here's some reassuring news:

We can all sleep better tonight. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday on the July 29 arrest of Glen Allen Brooks, 61, of Huntington Beach, Calif. His crime? Brace yourself, gentle reader, for Mr. Brooks has been identified as a participant in the Jan. 6 "insurrection" at the United States Capitol. Imagine, he's been on the loose all these months, no doubt insurrecting to beat the band the whole time.

Mr. Brooks's alleged misdeeds are detailed in an FBI affidavit, in which a special agent (whose name is for some reason redacted) says that on Jan. 6, at 3:13 p.m., Brooks "entered the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol by climbing through a broken window near the Senate Wing Door." The affidavit goes on to say Brooks left the Capitol at 3:30 p.m.

And how did this dangerous insurrectionist spend those intervening 17 minutes? Did he menace any House or Senate member? Did he assault any police officers, destroy or steal any property? Did he go off in search of Vice President Pence, perhaps to cajole him into invalidating the electoral vote?

He did none of these things. He took some pictures. Photographs included in the affidavit purport to show Brooks using his cell phone to snap pictures, all in the presence of a dozen or more uniformed police officers, none of whom appear to be doing anything to stop him or anyone else from meandering about the room. Brooks reportedly shared some of his pictures with members of his church prayer group back home, one of whom reported him to the FBI. . .

. . . There have been 114 homicides in Washington, D.C., this year, a 5 percent increase over the same period last year, and based on the Metropolitan Police Department's past performance, we may assume more than 30 percent of them will go unsolved. Perhaps the FBI's time and effort would be of better use in trying to improve these statistics.

Andrew Breitbart, PBUH, said it best: "Fuck you. War."

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Daily Tech News 4 July 2021

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/3/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. Ronald Reagan

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The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.Oscar Wilde

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“The dystopian future of science fiction is now. It’s horrifying that Amazon is asking people to sell their bodies, but it’s even worse that people are doing it for such a low price,” Albert Fox Cahn, the executive director of the New York-based Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

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“It makes me very sad and gives me huge anxiety with going out in public wearing anything hot,”Influencer Mikaela Testa

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Lego Tactical Assault Squad Cafe: Sometimes Biology Is Horrifying (But Then Cute Again) Edition


Saving an emaciated, abandoned pit bull with the healing power of stuffed animals.

Animal hospital personnel treat wounded goose. The goose's mate shows up to demand her man back.

Stray puppy found near highway gets adopted from the shelter quickly, because she's a big smiler.

Two pitties who have been inseperable friends in the shelter finally get adopted, together.

Very sweet story about Bubby, the three-legged stray cat who refused to become domesticated, but who did enjoy spending time with an old man.

This little dog just saw dressage on the Olympics and he wants to compete.

This one from Steve Inman isn't funny, it's just brutal. A guy spits on oranges at a vendor's, and the owner (?) absolutely demolishes him with a clubbing hand from behind.

Little antifa paramilitary Joker getting bullied.

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Quick Hits: No Thank You Edition


LOL Factor 6: Gavin Newsom will not be allowed to print his Democrat affiliation on the recall ballot, because he missed the deadline to file to do so.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge James Arguelles ruled Monday state law "unambiguously precludes party information from appearing on a recall ballot where the elected officer fails timely to make the designation," according to the Associated Press.

But Newsom has filed a lawsuit to ignore the law and put the "D" on there anyway.

The Washington DC medical examiner petitioned to have Ashli Babbit's body cremated two days after her death.


The Washington D.C. Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner submitted a request to cremate Jan. 6 Capitol protester Ashli Babbitt two days after gaining custody of the body, according to documents obtained and released Tuesday by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch.


Among the 1,160 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch is a Jan. 8 application to cremate Babbit’s body that is labeled "completed successfully."

However, neither Judicial Watch nor the medical examiner’s officer could confirm Tuesday whether the entry meant the application or the cremation was successful.

The Justice Department said in April that it would not pursue charges against the unnamed officer accused of fatally shooting the 35-year-old Babbitt because there was insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.

And they're making sure there's insufficient evidence, huh?

Maybe this is a misreading of the application.

But maybe it's not.

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Democrats "Distance Themselves" From Cuomo, Go Through Empty Pantomime of "Calling For" Cuomo to Resign


Journalists used to deploy a euphemism -- "distancing himself" -- to apply to politicians who offered up some kind of criticism of one of their own party.

It meant nothing. It did not advance any case against the wrongdoer. It did not call for any concrete action to be taken against the politician in bad odor.

It's just a transparently self-serving minimum-possible-effort maneuver to keep yourself from being associated with someone you're clearly associated with.

You're just "distancing yourself" from the stink.

But not doing anything to clean it up.

Democrats are now doing a lot of Distancing Themselves with Cuomo.

The entire delegation of NY Democrat congressmen is now demanding that Cuomo resign.

The entire Democratic congressional delegation of New York has called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign after an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office found he had sexually harassed multiple women.

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) and Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) issued a statement Tuesday, saying "the time is right" for Cuomo to resign after an investigation found that he sexually harassed multiple women.


Most of the 19 Congressional Democrats previously called for Cuomo to resign in in March. At the time, Jeffries, Meeks, and Suozzi were the only three New York House Democrats who did not.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.) also called for Cuomo to resign at the time.

Of course, this is all a hustle; Cuomo won't resign, and NY AG Letitia Jones won't prosecute. This is all just a con to allow the Democrats to Distance Themselves from "The Love Gov."

Joe Biden, a man credibly accused of r@ping a woman (with his hand), which does count as r@pe in many jurisdictions, has now called upon Cuomo to resign.

Well, he barely did that. He was asked if he still stands by his previous statement that Cuomo should resign if found to have sexually harassed women, and he said "I still stand by that."

Note that Cuomo hasn't been convicted of anything, merely accused by a DA.

Pelosi also Politically Distanced Herself from Cuomo by asking him to resign, and then doing nothing else.

Think she'll start a Congressional commission to probe how Cuomo could have gotten away with sexual harassment, and even sexual assault for years and years?

Think she'll start a Congressional commission to probe the tens of thousands of elders he consigned to certain death by seeding the nursing homes with covid-19?


NY state senators are calling for Cuomo to be impeached, but I doubt that Democrats will actually move from Politcally Distancing Themselves to actually imposing their rules on a fellow Democrat.

Democratic members of the Assembly held a conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the potentiality for the impeachment, and many members of the Senate called publicly for his removal.

"Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as Governor," State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins wrote in an official statement.

Stewart-Cousins also told NY1, "For the sake of the state of New York and the people, the governor should resign."

According to researchers, as of now, 83 percent of members of the New York State Senate and 56 percent of State Assembly members have called on Cuomo to resign or be impeached.

Calling for him to resign means literally nothing, as he's repeatedly said he's not resigning. He says to resign without some kind of legal conviction is "anti-democratic," an idea that might have some merit, except for the fact that Democrats like Cuomo routinely demand trial-free punishments for their enemies.

Here's CNN "journalist" Fredo Cuomo offering a patently dishonest statement for his sexually-harassing, elder-abusing brother to issue to the public:

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New York City Imposes Mandatory Vaccinations and Vaccine Passports


Coming to a fascist dictatorship near you.

New York City will require proof of vaccination for workers and customers who want to participate in indoor activities including dining in restaurants, working out in gyms and attending theater performances, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday.

The policy is one of the first of its kind in the United States and comes amid a nationwide spike in COVID-19 infections, driven largely by the spread of the delta variant in people who are unvaccinated.

The "Key to NYC Pass" program will begin Aug. 16, and enforcement will begin Sept. 13, de Blasio said during a news conference.

"It's time for people to see vaccination as literally necessary for living a good, full and healthy life," de Blasio said. "If you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things."

While New York City is the first U.S. city to institute a municipal vaccine passport, the state developed its own "Excelsior Pass" mobile app, which debuted in March.

The "Excelsior Pass." They're virtually bragging that they're creating a Nobel Class and a Serf Class. It's the Chinese social credit system. You have to install it on your phone and take it everywhere with you as your identity papers.

It's still racist to ask for proof of identity when people vote, though.

So wait, I don't understand: Where are the hysterical claims that black people don't know how to install apps on their phones? Or are too poor to afford phones?

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Quick Hits: True Conservatives and Ukrainian Patriots Edition


Last week, a poll was published showing that likely California voters were approximately split on recalling Gavin Newsom: 47% in favor, 50% opposed. And the margin of error was +/- 3%.

Now a poll from Emerson confirms that finding: 46% in favor, 48% opposed.

Gonna be close. Time for anonymous mail-in voting and 4am shut-downs on the count.

Greg Kelly of Newsmax is having some fun with Lt. Bearclaw, who has a book out. I'm sure he was granted a greatly-inflated advance his publisher will never, ever recoup.

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Former NSA John Ratcliffe: It Is Nearly a "Certainty" That China Created and (Accidentally) Released the Covid-19 Virus That Killed 4.5 Million People and Shut Down the Planet


Former National Security Advisor John D. Ratcliffe says he has not seen any evidence for a non-lab-based creation of covid-19.

He also says that China should forfeit its right to host the 2022 Olympic Games.

With the summer Olympics kicking off in Japan in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this is a good time to remember that in a matter of just six months, another Olympic Games is scheduled to take place in Beijing, where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership coordinated -- and continues to perpetrate -- a massive cover up of the virus's origins and the circumstances surrounding its initial outbreak.

As Director of National Intelligence during much of the pandemic, I know this particularly well.

The 2022 Winter Games should go on. We should not punish hard-working athletes who have dedicated their lives to preparing for this moment. But the world -- and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) -- should not allow Beijing to enjoy the benefits of hosting a massive global event while rejecting transparency and refusing to allow inquiries into, much less answering for, the deaths of millions of people around the world.

Just last week, China rejected the World Health Organization's (WHO) plan to investigate the theory that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan. This was remarkable not only because of China's continued belligerence, but also because the WHO was once complicit, caving to the CCP's initial pressure to dismiss the lab leak theory and downplay the CCP's coverup. But now the facts are too hard for even the WHO -- and hopefully the IOC -- to ignore.

I had access to all of the U.S. government's most sensitive intelligence related to the pandemic. My informed opinion is that the lab leak theory isn't just a "possibility," at the very least it is more like a probability, if not very close to a certainty.

More than 18 months after the virus first leaked into the world, I still have not seen a single shred of scientific evidence or intelligence that the virus outbreak was a naturally occurring "spillover" that jumped from an animal to a human.

Yesterday I mentioned that the Republicans had issued a report noting that the Wuhan Institute of Pandemic Manufacture had paid for a renovation of its ventilation system in September 2019, which was right around the time that masses of people were spotted going to hospitals in Wuhan.

Jim Geraghty notes this additional fact: The Wuhan lab solicited the bids for a "Security Services procurement project" on the exact same day the Chinese deleted its database about the viruses it was performing gain-of-function research on.

Four days later, it announced a bid competition to renovate its ventilation system (which was only two years old) for $606 million.

Gee guys what do you think happened that required the Wuhan lab to gut and replace its ventilation system?!! And to delete its database of the virus research it was doing?!


Joe Biden's top covid advisor admits that the cloth masks most people are wearing offer "very little" protection from covid, and also very little protection to other people from the mask-wearer's germs.

Cloth masks do not stop the virus from coming in, nor do they stop the virus from going out.

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White-Grifter-Pretending-to-be-Black Shaun King Buys $842,000 House With Grifted Funds, Then Actually Fundraises for Additional Grift Money, Alleging That The Disclosure Of His Luxe Home Puts Him In Danger


The Grifter King grifts again.

Shaun King has built his image on being a champion of the poor and disenfranchised, but the controversial civil rights activist lives like a one-percenter in a sprawling lakefront home, records show.

King, 41, moved earlier this year from a luxury two-bedroom apartment in downtown Brooklyn, to the five-bedroom, 3,000 square foot North Brunswick, NJ, property, with "a lakefront backyard" and gourmet kitchen, according to public records.

The property, surrounded by lush, tall trees, was purchased by King's wife, Rai-Tonicia King, a Ph.D. candidate and educator, in November 2020 for $842,000, public records show.

A Ph.D. candidate and "educator" -- which I assume means Teaching Assistant pulling a meager stipend while she pursues her Ph.D. -- would not normally have enough money to purchase 84% of a million dollar house.

King has been dogged for years by allegations of shady dealings in his charitable efforts in movements he has founded -- including a lack of transparency in money he has raised for several criminal justice initiatives he has backed.

As Legal Insurrection notes, even leftwing garbage-tier outlets like the Daily Beast have been asking, for six years, "Where Did All the Money Shaun King Raised for Black Lives Go?"

Talcum X is always raising money, but people have noticed that very little money reaches the people or causes the money was supposedly raised for.

And now he's got a new grift: Claiming that Fox News and the New York Post, by running a picture of his home, have put in life in danger, and guess what that means?

That means that you'll have to send him even more money so he can move from the $842,000 house he just bought.

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Breaking: NY State AG Report Into Andrew Cuomo's Sexual Harassment Released; Says That Cuomo's Pattern of Sexual Harassment Violated Federal Law


I'm surprised they admitted it.

I suppose that must mean:

1, the evidence is incontrovertible, or

2, Democrats have just decided that Cuomo is a weak candidate for reelection and its time to purge him, or

3, both 1 and 2 in an unspecified ratio.

Reagan McCarthy at Townhall:

New York Attorney General Letitia James addressed the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). James said that the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made against Cuomo constitute sexual harassment in the workplace, a violation of state and federal law.

"Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," James said.

James noted that the 4-month probe confirmed that Cuomo "engaged in unwanted and inappropriate groping, kissing, hugging, and comments that accusers called 'deeply humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate.'" The officials also noted that Cuomo created a "toxic work environment" and "climate of fear." The report from the investigators also found that "the governor and his senior team took actions to relate against at least one former employee for coming forward" with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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