Joe Biden Cuts Shipments of Life-Saving COVID Treatment to Florida Without Notice Because He’s Happy to Kill You to Make a Point – RedState

As we’ve noted from the very beginning of this pandemic, the measures taken by the federal government and some state governments have nothing to do with public health and everything to do with curtailing civil liberties using the Wuhan virus as a stalking horse. To date, there is scant evidence that lockdowns do anything beyond trashing the economy. There are no systematic trials of the efficacy of “social distancing,’ or why 6 feet is superior to 3 feet. We don’t know why the virus will attack people late at night, at liquor stores, or while walking through restaurants but not while eating. No one knows why and how unvaccinated people can infect vaccinated people if the vaccine is effective. The best mask study shows masks, paper and surgical, marginal best-case efficacy in reducing infection (paper masks could, within the study’s confidence interval, actually increase infection) and no effect upon hospitalization. There has been a rush by pharmaceutical giants with battalions of lobbyists to produce a vaccine, and now booster and boosters of boosters of boosters might be necessary.

What is notable about this effort so far is that no effort is being devoted, as least so far as one can find, to developing therapeutics to help reduce the impact on hospitals. Instead, whenever anything is proposed to alleviate the symptoms of the Wuhan virus and speed recovery, the medical establishment and the public health “community” react to it very much like a vampire reacts to a crucifix and holy water. This has gone so far as state regulatory agencies forbidding pharmacies to fill prescriptions for ivermectin issued by physicians.

One area that has shown significant promise is the use of monoclonal antibody drugs like REGEN-COV made by Regeneron.

Four states, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama use about half of the production of this drug mostly because the state governments have publicized its effects and made treatment widely available. For example, Florida has 25 free REGEN-COV sites.

One would think that having a therapeutic, that was proven safe and effective in reducing hospital stays or allowing outpatient treatment would be a good thing. One would think that a governor promoting such a treatment, and providing it for free, would be celebrated. But that would mean you wanted to actually mitigate the effects of the Wuhan virus and save lives and not try to sow panic to increase the power of government.

The Biden administration is imposing new limits on states’ ability to access to Covid-19 antibody treatments amid rising demand from GOP governors who have relied on the drug as a primary weapon against the virus.

Federal health officials plan to allocate specific amounts to each state under the new approach, in an effort to more evenly distribute the 150,000 doses that the government makes available each week.

The approach is likely to cut into shipments to GOP-led states in the Southeast that have made the pricey antibody drug a central part of their pandemic strategy, while simultaneously spurning mask mandates and other restrictions. That threatens to heighten tensions between the Biden administration and governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis, who have emerged as vocal opponents of the federal Covid-19 response.

President Joe Biden has sharply criticized DeSantis and others for resisting efforts to encourage mask wearing and ramp up vaccinations, vowing in a speech last week that if “governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way.”

That’s right. Biden has intervened to restrict shipments of a drug that few other states are using, and perhaps none as aggressively as Florida, simply to punish high-use states for not kowtowing to Biden’s personal commands.

Just a week ago, on September 9, Biden promised to increase the shipment of REGEN-COV by 50% and to provide it to states without charge.

Behind the scenes, HHS had assured Florida’s Department of Health that no changes were coming to Florida’s allocation. Then the hammer came down. This is the timeline as provided to American Commitment’s Phil Kerpen by Florida:

August 29: The state was informed that if we agreed to switch to the “dose pack” distribution Florida could receive 25,000 dose packs (50,000 doses) weekly for 3 weeks, through September 19. FDOH agreed to receive the dose packs and vendors accepted delivery the following week. To date, Florida has yet to receive 50,000 doses per week.

September 3: HHS released the update on the mAb ordering process indicating that orders would be reviewed to ensure 70% utilization rates. All state sites in Florida meet that threshold. Therefore, had no reason to believe that our state’s supply would be cut, and no indication of that from HHS.

September 9 – President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat COVID-19.

“The Administration will increasethe average weekly pace of shipments of free monoclonal antibody treatment to states by a further 50% in September, continuing to accelerate the federal government’s efforts to deliver lifesaving COVID-19 treatment.”

September 13: HHS announces they’re taking complete control and doing weekly distributions for all states and territories

September 13 PM: FDOH communicated to HHS the weekly need for just the 25 state-run sites of about 36,000 doses. When HHS mentioned the state receiving the order for all state sites and distributing, FDOH specifically asked if such a shift would apply to all facilities in the state providing treatment. HHS stated this was not the case and did not provide any indication of any upcoming limitation to supply, just that they were monitoring more closely.

September 14: HHS sent an email to all stakeholders nationwide indicating that a shift to an allocation strategy had occurred on September 13. HHS informed that Florida’s allocation for the week of September 13 would be 3,100 doses of BAM/ETE and 27,850 doses of REGN-COV. Clearly contradicting recent and previous guidance from HHS, this was the first and only indication that Florida would receive a decreased supply and would be responsible for allocating among all facilities.

Just like that, Florida loses some 6,000 daily doses from its previous usage.

There is literally no problem with “equity” because Regeneron says it can produce enough drugs to cover the demand.

 

Not only has HHS taken control but they have thrashed Florida’s distribution system. The state was only acquiring drugs for the 25 state-managed sites. Hospitals and clinics bought their own. Now HHS demands that the state health department ration doses to all providers, cutting them off from their suppliers, while, at the same time cutting the state-wide allocation.

It is impossible to interpret this move as anything but what it is. It is a brutal and shameless exercise at mass punishment, including capital punishment, of citizens of states governed by people opposed to Joey SoftServe’s policies. The 72,000 weekly doses Florida (they are now getting 30,950) needs have been shorted will result in thousands of unnecessary hospitalizations and hundreds of deliberately caused deaths. The only purpose is to try to damage Governor DeSantis politically and to prolong the Wuhan panic. This is not government. This is the worst sort of totalitarian oppression. As I’ve said for years, the left is literally willing to kill you to prove a point.





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Doddering White House Resident Rants About GOP Governors and Spins Conspiracy Theories – RedState

The local White House resident emerged today to give a short speech about something or another. To be honest, I’m not really sure what the occasion was, but the result was more ranting about the evils of Republican governors mixed with conspiracy theories about gas prices. You see, nothing that is transpiring is Joe Biden’s fault. Rather, it’s the fault of shadowy partisans purposely trying to kneecap his presidency.

Yeah, that’s it.

For once, Biden’s shot wasn’t really aimed at Ron DeSantis, though, he’s no doubt on Biden’s mind here. Instead, he was likely aiming at Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, who recently hit Biden’s order as tyrannical (fact-check: true). Further, the mention of children here is, as has been shown many times, nonsensical. One, there’s not even a vaccine approved for use in children yet (12 and under), so how does not having a federal vaccine mandate affect them? Two, if the worry is about exposing children to COVID-19 via unvaccinated adults, the science says healthy children are at essentially no risk, and that includes developing so-called “long COVID.” In short, Biden just wanted to mention children because he thinks he can emotionally manipulate people.

Regardless, I would define the worst kind of politics as being those that use the federal government to stomp on individual rights under the guise of a crisis. Given that, Biden is projecting enough here to operate a movie theater. Everything he’s doing or is responsible for, he puts onto others.

That theme continued when he suggested high gas prices were the result of a conspiracy.

What evidence is Biden speaking of? Oil prices are hanging around their highest point in the last year. Are we to believe there’s some secret agreement to keep gas prices high to hurt Biden’s presidency? Or is the more logical explanation that canceling pipelines and federal leases actually have an impact? I’m going to go with the latter.

Finally, the president whined about billionaires.

If you’ve followed my prior articles, you know my thoughts on this. If major corporations don’t want to pay higher tax rates, they should stop bankrolling Democrat candidates. Wall Street overwhelmingly supported Joe Biden. Now, he’s trying to raise the capital gains tax to 25%. I’m not personally in favor of that, but I also think the electoral dynamics will never change until these woke corporations and financial firmers feel the pain of their choices a bit. Hopefully, it’s a lesson they only have to learn once.

Past that, Biden seems to be suggesting that major corporations got rich during the pandemic by sheer chance or some form of corruption. No, they got rich during the pandemic because politicians like Joe Biden supported pointless lockdowns and strangled small businesses. That’s why Amazon is thriving while Main Street is dying.

I’m old enough to remember when Biden used to brag about the buck stopping with him. He was going to be a president who took responsibility, unlike that dirty orange man. Yet, here we are, with yet another embarrassing performance in which the president pretends his policies have no effect on the country. They do, and those effects have been terrible.





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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Manages to Add More Layers of Blunders to Her Met Gala Stunt – RedState

 

As the press fawns, AOC is approaching a level of self-parody.

The annual Met Gala returned this year and it was every bit the ludicrous affair that it always has been. It was choked with not just garish but insipid fashion choices, thirsty self-involved celebrities, and a press corps covering it all as if it were not simply a stunted hoedown filled with carnies on a much larger scale budget.

The big takeaway was Alexandria Ocasio Cortez peacocking on the red carpet in a white mermaid gown with bold script that said “Tax The Rich” on the back. It is clear this was a desperate move on her part, by wanting to partake in this cotillion of the elites while preserving her “support for the little people” street cred. “See guys, I am one of you by sticking it to the man — as I sip Boerl & Kroff while dining at a $250,000 table.” She claimed to have punctured the 4th wall of excess and spectacle with her appearance, all while indulging in the excess, and she was feted by the press as they declared her to be a fashion icon for her bold choice. Seriously.

As has been pointed out, Antoinette Ocasio-Cortez was so tone-deaf with this stunt she requires a Miracle Ear, but even beyond the obvious hypocrisy of appearing at an event so elite only 1% of the one-percenters were acceptable to attend, she managed to step on her tongue in a few ways in explaining away her stunt. She of course plays the victim in the aftermath, claiming she was attacked in the form of body-shaming, or somesuch complaint.

I and my body have been so heavily and relentlessly policed from all corners politically since the moment I won my election that it’s kind of become expected and normalized to me. 

This is the woman who used her body as a billboard for a political cause. She had a slogan emblazoned across her backside, requiring that gazes fall across her form in order to have her message delivered. Now she is taking on the role of an objectified victim. This trends right into that dichotomy we have seen from feminists in recent years; a performer can writhe onstage in exposing fashions and she will be called an example of female empowerment, but the moment a male appreciates the visuals he is a sexist predator.

This is AOC demanding we look at words scrawled across her ass and then cattily sneering, ‘’My eyes are up HERE!’’ These are hardly the only objectionable moves by her.

She struggled to explain how her message on behalf of the downtrodden was legitimate considering it was delivered via a high-end fashion designer’s ball gown, one costing $3,000. She also was at the event that carried a $30,000 ticket price, possibly in violation of gifting laws applied to politicians. While this is unlikely to stick, she still waved it off by stating how the dress was on loan, and she was an invited guest to the function. No surprise to hear this from the former bartender on a government salary who inexplicably has two expensive residences and tools around D.C. in a luxury Tesla; her receiving a borrowed gown and a comped ticket to a free dinner is completely on-brand for Alex From The Bronx.

AOC also tried to justify her gown selection by stating how she was actually supporting the designer, Aurora James. As AOC described her, James is “a sustainably focused black woman immigrant designer.” Well, we have to buy into the immigrant designation if that applies to someone from Ontario, Canada. So like many of the other attendees, she was sporting foreign fashions at the event with the themeIn America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

Note how in every picture of AOC’s gown she is seen without her safety mask. Not only is this in defiance of New York City’s newest mask ordinance, but it is also in violation of Alex’s own pledge. She said months ago that as the mask orders were coming down that she would not be changing her desire to wear a mask. NYC got hit so hard that I think some of us are going to take time adjusting as we feel comfortable. Personally I’m going to keep wearing my mask in shared indoor public spaces like elevators, subway, grocery store, etc.”

Just not at opulent mega-star events with the millionaire set. Also worth pointing out is that in all of the glamour shots from The Met you’ll see AOC posing and beaming radiantly, as the help in the background were required to mask up. Life and death COVID safety measures are only for the rabble. 

But AOC cares for the little people – if you listen to her speeches, she is heartfelt about the plight of those working-class types; just don’t follow her actions. For you see, as she expresses the right words claiming allegiance with the workers she is perfectly content to have them doting on her at these garish galas. Behold as she exits the event and has a team of workers carrying the hem of her dress on the way to her carriage to depart the affair.

And there is more. As she is touting the tired socialist ‘Eat the Wealthy’ messaging of taxing the rich, the event she attended was a charity function. These donations are used by her very targets as a form of avoidance of the confiscatory federal requirements, as the rich use such opportunities as a tax haven. This is something Benjamin Bronfman is surely familiar with. Who, you may ask? He descends from the Lehman family and is the son of former Warner Brothers CEO Edgar Bronfman, as well as a family descendant of the Seagrams distillery fortune. He is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

He is also dating Aurora James, the woman who designed the Tax The Rich dress. To say this was all a posturing move for the sake of appearances is beyond a doubt at this point. But the media still swooned over the celebrity politician, which leads to another dose of misdirection. As her dress was criticized and pointed out in conservative outlets there was a backlash from some on the left and in the press. 

Only issue, those on the right were not paying daily attention to AOC’s account and reacting the moment she posted pictures of herself in the dress. It was in reaction to the flood of media who were pushing out her appearance and lauding her for her bravery, and raving about what an iconic appearance it had been for her. This is outrage at a reaction, not the initial provocation in the press.

It is just a repeat of the same defense offered by AOC herself — the problem is not in her hypocrisy, it is in those on the right who noticed it.





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Man Follows Woman Around Target, Harassing Her for Not Wearing a Mask – RedState

I wrote earlier about CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo taking up the Biden talking points, calling people who were unvaccinated “stupid” and advocating they be shamed.

This is incredibly hateful and divisive, in an environment where many on the left have already been whipped up by the fear porn about COVID. This only whips up more and makes crazy people think they have license to go after people.

Like this crazy video of a man, who is wearing a mask and a sticker that says he’s been vaccinated, following an unmasked woman, who says she has natural immunity, around a Target. He follows her around the store and tries to shame her, pointing at her like the aliens out of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, as though encouraging people to get her. He says there’s a “state regulation” which she correctly states would not necessarily be a law (i.e. something passed by a legislative body of representatives of the people).

Several people, who are wearing masks, try to intercede. They tell him to stop harassing her, to leave her alone. They tell him he’s vaccinated, (essentially then so why are you so concerned). He tells her, “You’re making a bad decision, you’re a bad American.” No, she’s a great American, because she understands the basic concepts of freedom inherent in being an American. He doesn’t. He wants to impose his will on her, regardless of what she wants, regardless of her immunity or the facts of her situation. She sarcastically responds, “Yeah, I totally am.” “And I voted for Trump,” she said defiantly, which other people in the store cheered. Another person came to her defense, saying that her mother was vaccinated and still ended up in the hospital. “It’s her choice,” the other woman said.

You can see a store employee intervene at one point, stop the man from continuing to follow the woman as she gets on the checkout line. And he still wants to push past him and go after the woman.

If the man thinks the woman not wearing a mask is so dangerous, why is he following her around the store? It doesn’t even make sense. It’s all, again, about virtue-signaling and imposing control.

How does anyone think that acting as this man is acting is normal or appropriate behavior? But it’s the words from people like Biden, Lemon, and Cuomo that give cover to this kind of lunacy that we keep seeing from such crazy people.





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Donald Trump Salts the Earth in Combative Phone Call – RedState

Donald Trump may be banned from all the social media sites, but he’s still figuring out a way to get his message out. In the latest example of that, he called Sean Davis of The Federalist and lit into just about everyone and everything, from Mark Milley to Mitch McConnell.

When the topic of Afghanistan came up, Trump pulled no punches, calling Joe Biden a “disgrace” while also hitting George W. Bush.

“What Biden is doing is grossly incompetent,” he added. “It’s a disgrace.”…

…“Bush now goes around lecturing everybody about all sorts of things, and he shouldn’t be lecturing anybody, because he’s the one who got us into the mess of the Middle East,” Trump continued. “In the 20 years since, it’s been obliterated, and it’s probably in worse shape now than it’s ever been because of him.”

Obviously, Trump is correct in his assessment of Biden, whose gross incompetence led to a deadly and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan among many other catastrophes in the last year. Yet, I also think he has a point about George W. Bush, and I know there are some on the right who start seeing red anytime he’s criticized.

In my view, there’s almost no one on earth with less moral authority to lecture people on foreign policy than the younger Bush. His short-sighted decisions led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people with essentially no pay-off (the wars didn’t even end up getting Osama Bin Laden, who was found in Pakistan). Further, even if one believes he was justified at the time he made his choices, at some point, you exercise some shame and shut up. That Bush only found his voice again after the Obama administration is also transparent and infuriating for GOP voters.

Trump went after Mark Milley as well following the explosive revelation that the general pledged to China to tip them off about any coming attack.

“Milley’s a television general, and he’s not very good at it,” Trump said, referring to Mark Milley who was recently revealed to have held secret conversations with communist China in which he promised to give them advanced notice of American battle plans against the communist behemoth. “He’s been a disaster for the current administration. He got weak-kneed.”

Trump said, however, that Milley is not indicative of all generals in the military.

This is where I think Trump’s penchant for diagnosing the problem but never truly understanding the depth of it comes into play. When he took office, he knew the “swamp” was an issue, but he never grasped just how far he would need to go to truly clean it out. In regards to the military, Milley may be the worst among the slime in the general class, but he’s nowhere near the only problem. Much of the military’s leadership is overrun with political actors more concerned with pushing woke-ism than readiness. Hopefully, Trump realizes that if he’s ever in a position to do something about it again.

The former president continued by slamming the September 18th rally at the Capitol as a “setup.”

Trump also characterized the planned Sept. 18 rally at the U.S. Capitol as a “setup” meant to denigrate Republican voters regardless of what transpires.

“On Saturday, that’s a setup,” Trump said, referring to the rally. “If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit.’ And if people do show up they’ll be harassed.”

To be honest, I’m not really concerned with any media figure claiming a lack of spirit among Republicans. But if the crowd is large, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see harassing tactics used. Nothing would make Democrats happier going into 2022 than to have another January 6th incident to hang their hat on. Given that, it’s imperative that anyone who attends understands they would be playing right into Biden and Pelosi’s hands if they lashed out. If a massive crowd shows up and nothing but a peaceful protest happens, it will further neuter the left-wing narrative.

Trump rounded things out by lambasting the press, a topic he has been proven 100% right on. Lastly, when asked about running in 2024, the former president declined to answer, saying that he wouldn’t be making a decision until the appropriate time, which likely means sometime in 2023. As I’ve said before, I do not believe that even Trump himself knows if he’s running yet or not.

In the end, the phone call was vintage Trump, and the straight-talking demeanor shown is exactly why so many people continue to support him.



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How to Torment Dictator Newsom – RedState

As my colleague Brandon Morse wrote this morning in Newsom Proves He Learned Nothing from the Recall, Hints He’s Dropping the Hammer on Californians, His Hairfulness thinks that the fact that he “won” the Recall indicates that he now has a mandate to move forward with COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.

I have said it before—he really needs to lay off the sauce.

Newsom told CBS News:

“Don’t be timid. Lean in,” he said. “Because at the end of the day, it’s not just about formal authority of setting the tone and tenor on masks — on vaccines and masks. But it’s the moral authority that we have: that we’re on the right side of history and we’re doing the right thing to save people’s lives.”

Yes, Hair Gel, come closer so we can bloody your nose. Because that is what your supposed “moral authority” is going to get you.

Just yesterday, Newsom waxed philosophical with FoxLA, saying that he feels a “deep sense of responsibility not just for those who voted no, but those who voted yes.”

We know full well what his sense of responsibility means: treat those who wanted him gone like brain-addled children who just need to be dictated to even more, in order to teach us the right way of thinking.

Go plotz on your throne. While we continue to fight to get our state back and get on with our lives.

His Hairfulness is as delusional as ever, assuming that just because people chose the lesser of two evils, that they want him to increase the pain.

Los Angeles and San Francisco County will no doubt fall in line, as will San Diego; the idiots truly run those asylums. The rest of the state who voted to see him recalled? Along with that bloody nose, they’ll probably give him the middle finger. It’s already happening.

After Dementia Joe did his garbled vaccine mandate, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco made it known in a Sheriff’s department podcast that he would not enforce any vaccine mandates issued by the federal government or the state:

Describing himself as “the last line of defense from tyrannical government overreach,” Bianco on Monday doubled down on statements he made during a Thursday episode of the department’s podcast, “RSO Roundup,” in which he said he believes vaccines are a personal choice.

“The government has no ability and no authority to mandate your health choices,” Bianco said in a statement. “I will not enforce the vaccine mandate on Sheriff’s Department employees.”

Back in August, when most of the Bay area counties were reinstituting indoor mask mandates, Solano County said, they’d let science and common sense rule.

How refreshing.

In Solano County, there is no mandate, just a recommendation.

“The data doesn’t support the need for such a mandate,” said Solano County Health Director Dr. Bela Matyas. “This disease in our county is very clearly spreading during and through social events with people who are going to parties, barbecues, picnics, and campouts.” Dr. Matyas described some of the transmission events to be “sharing of food, sharing of cigarettes, playing beer pong, activities that are clearly going to transmit the virus very effectively and then there are larger gatherings where people are essentially on top of each other.”

Dr. Matyas says indoor public spaces are not where they have seen COVID-19 transmission, therefore he doesn’t believe an indoor mask mandate would help.

“I’ll use a metaphor, you know we’re filling up a tank with gas to fix a flat tire. It’s not going to fix the flat tire.”

That metaphor fits the entire pandemic response in my opinion. What’s the over/under on how long Dr. Bela Matyas will keep his job?

Newsom knows he is the one on the wrong side of history; yet he continues to gaslight, bluster, preen, and do what he does best—bloviate.

“I was recalled to no small degree because of our approach to this pandemic,” he said.

Newsom will soon learn that it’s not going to be like it was back in March 2020, when no one knew much about COVID-19 or how to mitigate it. The American people, and smart Californians know COVID now. It’s not some scary bogeyman that we need these “health experts” to parse out and spoon feed to us. We know where to find accurate data, how to read said data, and which doctors and unelected bureaucrats are on a power trip and merely interested in lining their pockets and maintaining the status quo, and which ones are truly interested in maintaining people’s health and saving lives.

There are also legal precedents that have been set, and are being set. California has paid out more than 4 million for 10 lawsuits that Newsom lost in 2020-2021. These lawsuits were mostly from last year’s shutdown of churches, but also involved other public gathering places.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The state of California has settled at least 10 lawsuits this year related to public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic, agreeing to pay more than $4 million to cover the costs of lawyers who sued over restrictions on religious services, schools, strip clubs and tattoo parlors.

The 10 settlements, which total nearly $4.36 million for attorneys’ fees and costs, all name Gov. Gavin Newsom as a defendant and were obtained through a public records request to his office by the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit organization that promotes free speech and government transparency.

Speaking of the First Amendment Coalition, they are petitioning the California Supreme Court to give citizens the right to access pandemic-related data that is being collected across the state.

You see, Newsom and his health officials have never revealed their methods in ascertaining how they come to their conclusions about case rates, variants, and hospitalizations. They refuse to disclose that voodoo that they do.

As Executive Director David Snyder outlined in his letter on their website:

This data, which is collected and reported by a large number of employers, is key to understanding how the pandemic has and continues to affect the health and safety of workers at plants, grocery stores, offices and more.

The public deserves to know and Newsom’s forward push to clamp down even further with vaccine mandates and restrictions on the unvaccinated will only strengthen the case that the public has that right.

I can’t wait.

Precedents will make any future lawsuits more credible. How much money does California really have? If the zone is flooded with lawsuits, it will run out pretty quickly. Can plaintiffs start targeting Hair Gel’s assets and campaign coffers?

Asking for a friend.

If Newsom insists on doubling down on stupid, the citizens of California can spend the next year and a half suing him to high heaven, doing serious damage to whatever he thinks his mandate will produce.

After being bloodied, how pretty will he look for re-election in 2022? How about those aspirations for higher office?

One lawsuit in process: The Los Angeles Police Department, of all places. Six officers are suing over the vaccine mandates laid down by Hair Gel:

Los Angeles police department (LAPD) employees have sued over requirements they get vaccinated for Covid-19, alleging that the department has created a “hostile work environment” for the unvaccinated and that the mandate violates employees’ privacy and civil rights.

Word on the street is that this case is strong. Any time you bring in civil rights, you have a boat load of precedent to back it up. Not to mention, how will Governor Equity and Diversity look if he keeps trampling on the civil rights of his citizens?

In a higher education lawsuit, a University of California Irvine professor is suing over vaccine mandates and insisting his natural immunity from having contracted COVID and survived should be recognized.

“I feel like I’m being treated unequally,” Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, said, SBG reported. “If my immunity is as good, indeed, very likely better, than that conferred by the vaccine, there doesn’t seem to be any rational basis for discriminating against my form of immunity and requiring me to get a different form of immunity.”

Kheriaty, who serves as director of UCI’s Medical Ethics Program and is a member of the UC Office of the President Critical Care Bioethics Working Group, said he contracted the virus in July 2020 and had raised concerns over the vaccine mandate to school leaders. However, he said he was met “mostly with radio silence” before he filed the lawsuit.

A George Mason University professor filed a similar lawsuit and won. More precedent established, so expect to see more cases like this too.

Other faculty members joined Kheriaty on the effectiveness of natural immunity in a legal brief and cited research showing that people who have previously contracted COVID-19 may experience worse side effects from the vaccine than those who never contracted the virus.

“It violates medical ethics to expose someone to this risk when they have robust, durable immunity that actually neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 upon exposure,” the faculty members wrote.

The more Newsom pushes forward with his “moral authority”, the more he can expect to get this type of pushback.

Finally, Newsom continues to turn a blind eye to illegals flooding our Southern border and entering California. Illegals who are barely being tested and not being traced for COVID-19. However, he is insisting that taxpaying citizens who do not have proof of vaccination lose their ability to interact publicly and lose their livelihoods.

Go ahead, Hair Gel. Keep insisting you have a mandate and that the people want more draconian measures to your own peril.

We look forward to your death by a thousand papercuts.





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Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo Encourage Hatred Against Millions of Americans – RedState

Joe Biden has been trying to increase the vaccination rate with completely the wrong move — by imposing mandates. If you treat people badly and tell them you are losing “patience” with them, like they’re children and you’re the domineering parent, as he did, do you really think they are going to be persuaded by your argument? If the hesitation is in part because of concerns about government overreach, the answer then is not more government overreach. But that’s Joe Biden, wrong on everything. The “unifier” was demonizing a whole swath of America.

But Biden is getting back-up from the liberal media who are taking up his authoritarian talking points

Here are CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo saying that now it was time to call the unvaccinated “stupid” and to shame them.

“We have to stop coddling people,” Lemon said, saying “like Trump voters,” they are “stupid.” “It’s time to start shaming them, or leave them behind. Because they’re keeping the majority of Americans behind.”

“Stop it with the ignorance,” Lemon declared. “And we have to stop saying, ‘Oh well you have to listen to people.’ No, you don’t. These people are being harmful to the greater good. You don’t have to listen to a minority of people who are being harmful to the greater good and who are not acting on logic, reason and science.”

“You’re going to question the vaccine, but you’re going to take a horse dewormer,” Cuomo agreed, repeating that same stupid, false talking point against ivermectin which is an anti-parasitic drug for humans. It is prescribed by some doctors for COVID, although it hasn’t been approved for that use by the FDA.

These are CNN’s alleged “news” anchors — pushing the hatred of millions of Americans. “Stop coddling people?” Again, with this perception that they have the right to tell you what to do, that Biden has the right to tell you what to do. That the government can force you to inject something into your body, that it’s no longer a private decision between you and your doctor as it should be. With this, CNN is endorsing this divisive policy to encourage hatred against Americans.

Science? These two have no idea how many people have immunity because they have antibodies because they have had the virus in the past. That’s completely skipped when these characters and, for that matter, when Biden talks about the “science.” But beyond that, it’s none of their business, it’s people’s private medical choice. Not to mention that there are folks who are across the political spectrum — with many on the left not getting vaccinated as well — although these characters want to suggest it’s something that’s only on the right. Many minorities are also unvaccinated for a variety of reasons. Lemon doesn’t even understand that fact, that it’s not about “politics” even though he wants to make it about that to attack those on the right.

Imagine being lectured to, by either of these two guys who are constant purveyors of CNN nonsense and fake news. Talk about the people who have the least possible standing to lecture anyone about science or truth. Cuomo — that same guy who broke his “quarantine” and then sold the public a bill of goods about his emergence from the basement. Not to mention CNN’s part in promoting Cuomo’s scandal-ridden former governor brother who still hasn’t been held to account for his cover-up in regard to the nursing home COVID deaths scandal. CNN hasn’t held Chris Cuomo accountable for his involvement in advising his brother.

If CNN wonders why its ratings continue to crater, it’s nonsense like this, which is pure politics, it isn’t news.





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Nancy Pelosi Sends Norms Skyrocketing With Delusional Overseas Tirade – RedState

Nancy Pelosi served up a healthy portion of norms and decorum today as she ranted incoherently while in the United Kingdom. There was a time when elected officials refrained from partisan politics overseas. That standard appears to have gone by the wayside in the name of orange man bad.

While sitting down with a person who looks to be cosplaying a character from Harry Potter, the House Majority Leader attacked the GOP as a “cult” and went on a tirade about how it’s bad for America. You know, because if anyone needs to be schooled on the evils of the Republican Party it’s…Europeans who can’t vote?

Behold, a mental decline only surpassed by the president himself.

While her critique is overwrought, perhaps she’s somewhat right that Republicans have tended to drift toward personality in some of their political choices. Yet, isn’t that the reality of politics going back to George Washington? Strong, charismatic personalities win elections and garner support. This idea of there being something unique about GOP voters liking Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, or whoever is farcical on its face.

After all, we are talking about a Democrat Party that treats someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like royalty. It’s a party that nearly nominated Bernie Sanders to run for president. Currently, it’s a party that is so beholden to its woke, far-left ideology that it’ll tolerate a mental deficient like Joe Biden remaining in office. Heck, Democrats are so far gone in their own delusion that they believe men can become women by virtue of pronouncement.

But the GOP is a cult? Give me a break.

Pelosi wasn’t done, though. She then let it be known that the Chinese communists may be committing genocide, but that what’s most important is that they will work with us on climate change. Of course, China isn’t actually working with us on climate change. Instead, they are pumping out coal fired power plants at an astronomical rate with increases in total emissions dragging into the next several decades. In short, the Chinese are playing the Western world, upping their own economic output while allowing their competition to kneecap themselves with largely arbitrary emissions goals.

The idea that climate change is the “overriding” issue regarding China is asinine and dangerous. No, the overriding issue is that China is a growing nuclear power with the world’s largest navy that has a plan to take over the world with some combination of direct and proxy action. That should be the focus of the US military, Congress, and the entirety of the federal government.

Instead, Pelosi is in the UK ranting about the evils of the GOP and climate change. It’s a surreal sight to watch our ruling class flail about, ignoring threats in order to feed their own ideological delusions. But hey, we restored decorum and decency to our government, right?





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Terry McAuliffe Just Loses It When Asked by Virginia Sheriff if He Supports Defunding the Police – RedState

Democrats are understandably very sensitive about the Defund the Police issue, especially since it cost them so many House seats in the 2020 elections. But Terry McAuliffe’s answer to a local sheriff’s question on the issue prompted a lot of head-scratching and eye-rolling in the aftermath of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Conference and Exhibition event he spoke at last night.

McAuliffe, a Democrat and former governor of the state who is again vying for the position, got into what ended up being a heated exchange with Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin after Partin asked him some questions about whether he supported defunding the police considering back in July he accepted the endorsement of a group that Partin says wants to defund the police, abolish prisons, and ICE.

Here’s how their back and forth went down:

Partin: “On July 20th, you accepted an endorsement from the New Virginia Majority, they are a large ‘defund the police’ organization. They want to abolish prisons and ICE. You said that you were proud to accept their endorsement.”

McAuliffe: [Snidely] “First of all, Sheriff, I am proud to accept any endorsements. I get hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. Groups that endorse me, I don’t know everything they do. Have I ever supported ‘defund the police’? [Yelling] Are you out of your mind? I have invested in law enforcement. I just went through 25 minutes of telling you what I do for the police. Not defund it. I funded them!”

Partin: “So you’ll never support defunding?”

McAuliffe: [Yelling] “I won’t even dignify that with an answer. If my track record of four years as governor isn’t enough for you to understand how I feel on law enforcement, I will not dignify that with an answer.”

Partin: “Unbelievable, I don’t believe an answer to either one of those questions.”

McAuliffe: [Yelling] “I don’t care what you believe! I’ve got a track record, and I’m proud of that track record.”

Watch McAuliffe repeatedly blow up defensively after Partin questioned him:

Matt Wolking, the comms director for McAuliffe’s Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin, blasted back on Twitter, pointing out that McAuliffe was tighter with the New Virginia Majority than he was willing to let on in public appearances:

In an interview with Fox News, Partin told “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade that he believed McAuliffe lashed out in part because he knows Partin supports Youngkin, having campaigned for him and appeared in campaign ads.

“He’s angry at me, number one, because I have publicly supported his opponent, who I believe will defend us and defend our commonwealth and keep our community safe,” Partin stated. “And that’s what all of the sheriffs want to do.”

Regardless of Partin’s endorsement of Youngkin, that’s hardly the appropriate way to address someone who literally puts their life on the line for their community every time they go to work. Not only that, but Partin’s endorsement of Youngkin shouldn’t matter, because every resident of Virginia no matter who they support deserves to know where the candidates stand on the issues, especially when it comes to matters of public safety.

That said, McAuliffe’s penchant for dodging uncomfortable questions apparently is well known in Virginia, even among Democrats like former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, who tweeted out this prescient message back in July:

If polling for this race is to be believed, though McAuliffe currently has a 5 point lead in the polling averages, Youngkin remains within striking distance. And if McAuliffe keeps yelling at county sheriffs, expect that lead to evaporate, because not even Virginia Democrats are too far gone (yet) to think such treatment of law enforcement officers is acceptable coming from someone who claims to want to lead the state.

Flashback –>> HOT TAKES: Terry McAuliffe Posts Cringe Independence Day Cookout Video and People Have Questions





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The Republican “Pick Up Our Toys and Go Home” Mentality Has to Go – RedState

Let me start by saying that I flat-out disagree with the “retreat” mentality the right exhibits in any given situation where the odds are stacked against it. Yesterday, my colleague Jeff Charles wrote a piece addressing the many calls to leave California and making it clear that abandoning the state won’t lead to victory there. This paragraph, in particular, really hit home.

“We don’t lose because the left is some all-powerful leviathan. We lose because we don’t fight smart. In many instances, we don’t fight at all. The GOP has become accustomed to campaigning only in areas in which they can win fairly easily,” he wrote.

And he’s right, and I don’t need to just focus on California to show you how right he is. Instead, I’m going to pull the camera back to show you just how bad the right indulges in the retreat mentality.

For ages, we on the right have considered certain battlefields completely unwinnable, and this includes the mainstream media and cultural wars such as movies, television, and video games. If you attempt to engage conservatives in a discussion about the entertainment industry you’ll have far too many people either tuning out or vocally shooting down any talk we might have about it in the first place.

“This discussion is moot! The left owns Hollywood! Just #turnitoff! There are more important things to talk about! Etc., etc., etc.”

I, and many others, from Dana Loesch to Andrew Breitbart, have made it very clear that the culture war is just as important, if not more important than the political war. However, conservatives have given it up for lost and have no desire to show up to fight there, thinking that any battle we dive into will result in a loss.

And you know what? They’re right.

We’re going to lose and we’re going to lose a lot. They’re so entrenched that driving them out will take years of hard-fought battles ranging from the legal to the physical. People will suffer character assassinations, cancelation, heartbreak, and threats to their well-being…but it’s a battle worth fighting because America is worth fighting for.

The final goal of the culture war isn’t to make someone pull a lever for a certain side, it’s for the very heart of the citizen. Currently, conservatives are appealing to an emotion that the left is starving out of Americans, and soon there won’t be anything left to appeal to. Gone will be the desire to keep freedom, capitalism, and true equality alive.

These losing battles need to be fought, but losing battles doesn’t mean losing the war. You can ask George Washington about that.

At some point, the constant pressure will cause holes in the defense to develop. Footholds will appear and methods of dealing with various attacks will be perfected. Hard targets will slowly soften and morale will drop in our enemies. Fortresses will change hands as minds change and hearts are affected.

As Charles made very clear, even Texas, a hard-red state, almost started to turning purple thanks to the left’s lack of fear in fighting seemingly unwinnable battles. They have a winning mentality and despite their losses, they don’t quit. They keep going. At some point, Texas will go purple, and then at some point further down the line, it will go blue.

But if they can do it, we can do it, we just need to learn our lessons about what does and doesn’t work. We need to stop fighting with old tactics that no longer have the effects they once did, and find new ways of conducting battle. We need to change as a party. We need to increase our aggression and stop fighting defense.

But most importantly, we need to stop picking up our toys and going home if the fight looks too difficult or if we lose a few battles because soon there won’t be a home to take our toys to.



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