Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Inevitable Panicdemic Censorship Arrives

Here we are.

Imagine where we will be.

Related: Fear As The Lever For Permanent Tyranny

Now What?

One POV.

We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Jackson On The Congo

ZH: Jackson MS Mayor Suspends Open Carry Law, Citing COVID-19

Hopped-Up Little Mississippi Dictator Decrees Police State

He seems nice.

Headline Thread 0845E 29APR2020

But see:

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/

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ZH Daily Doomer w Updates: Musk Says “Give People Back Their Freedom”

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NJ Lockdown Will Last Indefinitely

Your Old Pal Sol

WUWT: Solar Cycle 25 Has Started

Another factor in the Upcoming Sporkiness.

Plan accordingly.

New Woodpile’s Here!

Enjoy.

Z Blog: The Plague Of Heroes

East Germany with better food.

For a while.

Headline Thread 0920E 28APR2020

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ZH: YouTube Censors Viral Video Of California Doctors Criticizing “Stay-At-Home” Order

More From Over The Transom

A reader sends:


One of the cautions I made over six weeks ago (and continue to make) about this contrived crisis is to proceed carefully, evaluate the full body of evidence, and not be led by the nose by career bureaucrats at NIAID, CDC, WHO, et al.

Instead, gather evidence from active health practitioners, and from other advanced nations. I was first and foremost concerned with ensuring we don’t whip people into a state of irrational fear, which is exactly what was done, and on a global scale. Frightened people will do anything to feel secure again. Irrational people perform irrational acts. A local physician and surgeon subsequently initiated a petition which made the point of irrational fear more eloquently, and with more authority, than I could ever hope to.

I offered a further concern though, which was that the communists are going to pivot on their messaging – at first, they would clamor about impending doom and the President isn’t doing enough, we’re all going to die! Then, AFTER they get their money approved and further institute moral hazard and full dependency on the state, and people finally DO realize it was all oveblown, the communists are going to pivot on their message, paint President Trump as a fascist dictator who overreacted and destroyed the global economy.

They will emphasize his self-admitted phobia about germs, as reported by the NYT in the run up to the contrived crisis, in 2017 by WaPo, and this piece by Politico in 2016 prior to the election.

If there is any entity that hates President Trump more than the communists, it’s the establishment GOP – one and the same really, two sides of the same administrative state coin.

As but one such example, The Heritage Foundation has organized a Corona Virus Commission with all the usual deep state and establishment suspects and produced its first set of recommendations – all of which provide for the further centralization and expansion of big government, “contact tracing” which is nothing other than a Stasi-like form of social network analysis to ensure you stay in line and on message, and, above all else, protection and further opportunity for the moneyed interests….at our expense.

Today, the TN Star published this article about a letter authored by Rep. Cohen – TN. Cohen is one of, if not THE most virulent communists in Congress. The letter was co-signed by the committee chairman, Rep. Nadler – NY (ditto), and it was addressed to AG Barr questioning the extent of the President’s emergency powers.

All they have to do of course, is have their staff read the various documents (PEADs) referenced in the letter itself and it’s quite clear that, yes, in a national emergency the President can overrule states, and, yes, some of that is classified. The Defense Production Act itself has that same authority, in effect.

But that’s not the point, what they are doing is preparing the information battlefield wherein they hope to be cast as the voice of reason, fighting valiantly for the average working man and small business owner, against overreach by the Executive. That’s been the gambit all along, their only hope to win the upcoming Presidential election. Moreover, expect much the same at the state and local levels. I sent a note on April 4th to my Governor and County Mayor, warning them that they are setting themselves up for a political rout. Crickets.

In my estimate, if played correctly, the communists will take over the state executive and the state legislatures in Tennessee, and quite possibly Kansas (they already have the executive there and the recent Kansas State Supreme Court ruling nullified the role of the legislature to act as a safeguard against the executive, on the issue of religious observances on Easter, no less…in Kansas! That does not portend well.)

One of the communists’ most stalwart allies, teacher unions, with NEA at the forefront, will be four-square behind them, especially since it will be “for the children” and you can well imagine the festering anger of those who had to give up their jobs, and what not, to take care of their kids at home. It was the NEA and its local allies, I submit, that spelt the shift in Kentucky gubernatorial race from Gov. Bevin to a communist.

I railed against this action, most especially invoking the Defense Production Act. Now, at the state level, we see others who have come to enjoy the power they now have. No less a popular media figure than Tucker Carlson recently offered this commentary about how it was all overblown and unwarranted by evidence, and that the mediocre personalities will not willing cede their new found power.

Amen.

See related California & The Corona Color Revolution

Quinn: Throttle Up

What could go wrong with dumping a mammoth amount of Fake Money into an economy driven to its knees by a one-two punch of plague and bad policy?

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Sunday Rockers

Both stolen from GVDL.

Lyrics to “Living In A Ghost Town”:

I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN

YOU CAN LOOK FOR ME
BUT I CAN’T BE FOUND
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR ME
I HAD TO GO UNDERGROUND
LIFE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL
THEN WE ALL GOT LOCKED DOWN
FEEL A LIKE GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN

ONCE THIS PLACE WAS HUMMING
AND THE AIR WAS FULL OF DRUMMING
THE SOUNDS OF CYMBALS CRASHING
GLASSES WERE ALL SMASHING
TRUMPETS WERE ALL SCREAMING
SAXOPHONES WERE BLARING
NOBODY WAS CARING
IF IT’S DAY OR NIGHT

I’M A GHOST LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
I’M GOING NOWHERE
SHUT UP ALL ALONE

SO MUCH TIME TO LOSE
JUST STARING AT MY PHONE

EVERY NIGHT I AM DREAMING
THAT YOU’LL COME AND CREEP IN MY BED
PLEASE LET THIS BE OVER
NOT STUCK IN A WORLD WITHOUT END

PREACHERS WERE ALL PREACHING
CHARITIES BESEECHING
POLITITIANS DEALING
THIEVES WERE HAPPY STEALING
WIDOWS WERE ALL WEEPING
THERES NO BEDS FOR US TO SLEEP IN
ALWAYS HAD THE FEELING
IT WOULD ALL COME TUMBLING DOWN

I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
YOU CAN LOOK FOR ME
BUT I CAN’T BE FOUND
WE’RE ALL LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
WE WERE SO BEAUTIFUL
I WAS YOUR MAN ABOUT TOWN
LIVING IN THIS GHOST TOWN
IT ISN’T ANY FUN
IF I WANT A PARTY
IT’S A PARTY OF ONE

From Over The Transom: The Kiss My Ass Party

I have been trying to pull together a coalition of health care professionals who are active practitioners, not government bureaucrats, to dispel all of the irrational fear mongering; legislators and legal professionals who are sincere in their efforts to restore our republican form of governance and natural rights; business interests that will lead the reindustrialization of our economy and therefore shift the emphasis from (the current) consumption model to one of production and wealth generation; and committed private individuals who will show up and do. The objective was to form a large enough, and vocal enough, body to garner the attention of those whose elections are at stake.

What I’m discovering is this: the administrative state and its minions have already been at this for a while – as but one such example, The Heritage Foundation has organized a Corona Virus Commission with all the usual deep state and establishment suspects and produced its first set of recommendations – all of which provide for the further centralization and expansion of big government, “contact tracing” which is nothing other than a Stasi-like form of social network analysis to ensure you stay in line and on message, and, above all else, protection and further opportunity for the moneyed interests….at our expense.

And somebody please tell me how it is that these decrepit old bastards have designs to put restrictions on me because of my age, because it’s for my protection. I’ve got an idea!

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As a counterpoint to yet another gaggle of clowns in suits trying to tell me what I can and cannot do, I propose that we establish a political party, use the enemy’s own weapons against them, go full Alinsky on them. I further suggest we call it the Kiss My Ass Party, or KMAP for short. Kiss My Ass will also be the rallying cry, much in the same vein as MAGA. A three word master plan…brilliant, if I do say so myself.

Say you’re a physician, dentist, or chiropractor who has had to lay off your staff and leave your patients wanting for health care that one of those clowns in a suit said is “non-essential” – Kiss My Ass, I took an oath and I’m going to care for my patients

Say you’re a barber, pub owner, gym franchisee, landscaper or restaurateur who is under orders not to ply your trade, but meanwhile the bills just keep on piling up – Kiss My Ass, I’m open for business

Say you’re a regular church goer who misses the fellowship and gossip of Sunday services – Kiss My Ass, I’m going, plus I’m going to shake my fellow parishioners hands, maybe even a hug and peck on the cheek from the ladies, and a pot luck supper to boot

Say you’re a young mother and if you don’t get the kids back in school and out of the the house, and your old man off the couch and back to his dead end job, you’re going to go full Lorena Bobbit on the lot – so yeah, Kiss My Ass, everybody out, and take the dog with you!

Say you’re retired and you want to play a round of golf, trade lies with your veterans group or ham radio buddies, cheat at cards, shoot some pool, or go to the senior center to carry on and on about your recent maladies with as many as you can; of course you’ll find plenty of willing listeners who will smile even though they can’t hear diddly, all part of the fun – so yeah, Kiss My Ass, I’m going, and I’m bringing my bolt cutters and crowbar.

Say your county mayor stands there clutching his pearls about how this is going to get all of us in deep trouble, we won’t get our Federal money, oooh stay at home – do your part, yadda yadda – ahhh, Kiss My Ass.

Say you can’t buy a gun because the background check system isn’t working – Kiss My Ass and stuff that background check up yours – here’s my money, deal or no?

You get the idea I’m sure. In all seriousness, it’s time for some serious civil disobedience along these lines….past time really.

Who’s in?

Oh, you’d like to someday, but right now you gotta go do something first, like watch TV, or post this on Facebook, or go lock yourself in the bathroom because you just caught your wife sharpening up the kitchen knives? Yeah, well, Kiss My Ass works pretty good for that scenario too (but please don’t tell your wife I said that.)

Oh dear, such language!…yeah, well, …is that better?

Do You Understand Yet?

Via Gab; Fox link here.

Enjoy the crap out of the “WuFlu-necessitated” mail-in voting debacle coming in November.

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AP: 3 Man Urban Accountability Teams

There will be blood.

Don’t lose.

PS: Even small teams need to think through the issues presented here and here.

And Now For Something Completely Different

What I Learned From Nursing My Husband Through COVID-19

And Yet, The Flag Was Still There

You Were Always Going To Suffer And Die

Godspeed to all.

Feedback On A Prior Post

CA,

I am sure that many of your readers will not sit through the video with subtitles… at approximately -0:13 from the end, the guest (Vladimir Kvachkov) speaker states:

“So, I’m speaking as a military doctor – epidemiologist and parasitologist. Until we’re able to get rid of our internal parasites who rule over us, we won’t be able to tackle other parasites.”

The man is not a medical doctor, but does hold a PHd in Military Science, so his comment is in that context and is food for thought in understanding the current situation. Earlier in his discussion he draws the parallels between military intelligence and that of the parasitologist, which is interesting and not that inaccurate in an internal defense scenario. The similarity of a parasitologist or epidemiologist to the role of the Military Intelligence Officer is rather apt, in that the job is often to understand subversive networks and their context in events in order to achieve a political goal. A dramatized example of this can be seen in the classic film, “Battle of Algiers”, the French protagonist of Col. Mathieu (played by Jean Martin) describes the structures and function of the FLN (https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1365680665?playlistId=tt0058946&ref_=tt_ov_vi)

Perhaps at this point, any new readers may want to acquaint themselves with the interviews of Thomas Shulman, aka “Yuri Bezmenov”, a defector during the Cold War. His insights into the functions of subversion are germane to the COVID-19 era.

Yuri Bezmenov on Ideological Subversion

“You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black. You cannot change the basic perception and illogical behavior. In other words, these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.”
– Y. Bezmenov

We’re screwed.

There’s gonna be a fight.

Let’s make good and damned sure to win.

Three From Aesop

On Pandemics, Lockdowns, & Quarantines

This Was The Test You Just Failed Hard

So You Want Out Of Lockdown?

Enjoy.

Herschel: Good 2A News From A California Court?

23 Apr 2020 Judge Roger Benitez Tosses California Law Requiring Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases

Interesting times.