GOVERNOR POLIS IS LIKE NAILING JELLO THE WALL ON MASKS On his appearance on Face the Nation yesterday. He was on to pimp boosters, even though the CDC has NOT said that everyone needs a booster. Considering this man has HAD covid and both shots, to say he believes in the shot. When pressed about a mask mandate, he simply didn't answer the question. This is good news for us, but bad news for the Colorado Medical Society, which sent a letter demanding a new mask mandate to the Governor a week ago. The the President of the CMS flatly REFUSED my request for an interview about the science behind mask wearing, by the way. Watch here.
#30DAYSOFGRATITUDE CONTINUES... and I am grateful for the great outdoors today! What are you grateful for?
THREE TEENAGERS MAD ABOUT A STOLEN PHONE BURNED DOWN AN IMMIGRANT'S HOUSE The ONLY upside, and considering an entire family of Senegalese immigrants is dead it's barely an upside, is that this was not a racially motivated crime. It was crime motivated by the anger of a 16 year old boy who was robbed trying to buy a gun illegally. His phone was taken and he determined falsely that the perpetrator lived at the address of this family. Now two stupid 16 year old boys are being charged as adults and one stupid teenage boy is being charged as a juvenile and a family of five is dead all because one kid tried to buy an illegal firearm. What a tragic story.
WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU THINK MAKE SOMEONE RICH? When I was a kid, it was a fridge with ice and water in the door. FANCY. I wanted that so bad and now I have it but Samsung sucks so the ice maker won't work BUT I HAVE IT. Someone asked this question on Reddit and answers are somewhat surprising. Read them here.
WE DON'T HAVE A HOSPITAL BED SHORTAGE, WE HAVE A STAFFING SHORTAGE And I honestly don't blame someone who left the healthcare field during the pandemic, but I'd like to know the reasons and percentages of WHY they left. Now Colorado is down hundreds of beds because we don't have people to staff them, just as we are seeing our fall surge of delta. How many left because of vaccine mandates? That is not mentioned in this article.
THE ARVADA COP SHOOTER HAD BEEN RADICALIZED BY ANTI-COP VIDEOS And I sure hope that all the people who have been tearing down cops online and during protests that turned into riots are happy about this guy shooting and killing an Arvada police officer who happened to be the guy who responded to his fake 911 call. Sad thing is I know some of them are happy about it. Read the story here.
THERE ARE BIG PARKING LOT CHANGES AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT And you need to know what lots are open and what lots are closed. Find out more here, but if you can Uber or get dropped off, that's ideal.
GOING TO A BIG EVENT IN THE METRO? YOU MAY NEED PROOF OF VACCINE Especially if the event is an unseated event with over 500 people, so this is pretty much targeting concerts, don't you think? Here are the affected counties:
As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in the state, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order Sunday, mandating vaccines for people attending large public indoor events in six counties in the Denver metro area.
The order applies to Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson counties and requires that everyone be vaccinated at indoor, unseated events with more than 500 people. The order takes effect Friday.
No word on if you can get your money back for events that you already paid for.
DEMOCRATS ARE DEMANDING THE PRESIDENT FORCE A VACCINE TO FLY As far as I know, no massive outbreaks have been directly tied to flying because of the air circulation patterns of airplanes. You can read more on that here. The article says that "The risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during air travel is lower than from an office building, classroom, supermarket, or commuter train." So why would more than 30 Dems sign a letter demanding vaccinations on airplanes? To control us. That's it.
THE KIFFNESS RIFFS ON INSOMNIA
CATS DOING CAT THINGS
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MAKE A PICK BASED ON GENDER AND SKIN COLOR I have no sympathy for Joe Biden when it comes to his Veep Kamala Harris. She is even MORE unpopular than the President, mostly because he keeps dumping all the hard unpopular things in her lap and she is failing miserably at handling them. Now even her boss is frustrated. Good. Maybe pick people based on their competence next time.
THE CDC CAN'T PRODUCE EVIDENCE THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID HAVE EVER GIVEN COVID TO SOMEONE ELSE And this goes directly to the nonsensical argument that vaccinations provide better immunity than natural infection, which has NEVER been true before and is not true now. Someone did an open records request with the following question:
The admission from the government agency came in response to a September Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a New York attorney, who asked the CDC to provide “documents reflecting any documented case of an individual who (1) never received a COVID-19 vaccine; (2) was infected with COVID-19 once, recovered, and then later became infected again; and (3) transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to another person when reinfected.”
The CDC came up empty. As in not ONE result. So either it happened, and they just completely and totally ignored it, or it never happened. Of course the CDC won't comment on this.
THE ACLU IS DEFEDNING A CONSERVATIVE AGAIN But only because the recent actions by the Biden Administration's FBI in raiding the offices of Project Veritas to find an allegedly stolen diary of Biden's daughters is THAT BAD. As in an assault on press freedom certainly unheard of during the Trump Administration, where the press was allegedly under attack. The ACLU said this:
"Unless the government had good reason to believe that Project Veritas employees were directly involved in the criminal theft of the diary, it should not have subjected them to invasive searches and seizures," wrote senior American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Brian Hauss.
The ACLU is exactly right.
IF YOU ARE STILL EATING BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM YOU ARE GIVING MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO LEGIT HATE YOU Ben and Jerry's has long been a progressively active politically minded company. The latest kerfuffle is their desire to make the Kyle Rittenhouse trial into some kind of proof of the racist justice system. Read more here and then give up their ice cream for good. For one, you don't want to end up looking like Ben and Jerry now do you? Second, they HATE YOU.
ARE WE ALREADY LIVING IN A TOTALITARIAN SOCIETY? THIS CHINESE DISSIDENT THINKS SO You need to watch this whole interview, but start with this:
SUPERMARKETS ARE HIDING EMPTY SHELVES In creative ways, but dang it's sad to go to the grocery store and see empty shelves like we are seeing now. Some grocery stores are using creative measures to hide those shelves.
THE FIFTH CIRCUIT NOT ONLY UPHELD THE STAY ON BIDEN'S MANDATE They did so while RIPPING the mandate to SHREDS and this was just a hearing about whether or not to extend the stay on the mandate, which they did. This happened last Friday and National Review reports on it gleefully here.
WANT TO WORK AT A UNIVERSITY? BE PREPARED TO PLEDGE YOUR LOYALTY TO THE PROGRESSIVE DOGMA This is really, really scary and if you're wondering what you can do to stop it, it's don't give money to ANY university that adopts these sorts of loyalty oaths for faculty. What are they proclaiming loyalty to? Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs that often paint white people and men in particular as the root of all evil. If you don't want to provide "a statement “that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” which is deemed “vital information.”" you need not apply at some universities. From the column:
Writing for Areo, Andrew Gillen noted that, in 2018–19, of 893 qualified applicants for a life-sciences faculty post at Berkeley, “679 were eliminated solely due to insufficiently woke diversity, equity and inclusion statements.” Gillen warned that this kind of political uniformity can lead to “skewed topic selection, biased methodologies and misinterpreted results,” with the potential to “harm students’ career prospects.”
That sounds awesome. Just awesome.
THE BABLYON BEE HAS REMADE "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" Only in their version the angel tells George to kill himself because he's a white male.
GUESS WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING? In the spirit of Bart Simpson, Lesco Brandon wants to speak.
ORANGUTANS WANT TO BE COOL TOO So when a woman dropped her sunglasses into the orangutan enclosure, this happened.
THE 1610 PROJECT CREATOR ONCE AGAIN SHOWS SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT HISTORY This is why we don't let journalists write curriculums full of historical inaccuracies unless we're the New York Times. Nikole Hannah-Jones weighed in with an absolutely stupid take on Hiroshima on Twitter and then got snippy when people talked about what a stupid take it was. Whatever, lady.
AND NOW SOME SUPER COOL TECH GADGETS FOR BUY FOR CHRISTMAS I was at the mall this weekend and GOODNESS it was PACKED. No pandemic there. It made me realize people are taking this supply chain issue thing seriously and buying early. You may want to order some of this stuff now if you want it for Christmas.