Wednesday, September 30, 2020
It’s times like this I regret not being able to really let loose with the language in this column because what the Democrats have become is truly disgusting. Every time you think they’ve gone as low as humanly possible, they break out a shovel. There is no bottom to hit when you will literally do anything to win. This election isn’t about power for the next few years. It’s about the type of existence we’re going to have from this election forward. Once you go over a cliff gravity always wins.
Individually, each piece of the progressive left is harmless; annoying but harmless. As more of them assemble and coordinate, they become increasingly dangerous. Protesters in the street are pointless and inconvenient but coupled with governors, mayors, and prosecutors who encourage and empower them, they embrace violence. When your moral compass is broken and the people charged with protecting citizens publicly announce they’re on your side, no matter what you do, or they won’t pursue charges against you if you’re arrested, what’s the downside to taking all you can from a Target or beating the hell out of someone?
The idea of a Joe Biden presidency is a scary proposition. He never really stood for much of anything, he simply parroted whatever positions were necessary for him to obtain power. Joe’s been the ultimate weathervane – a bandwagon jumper of the highest order. His whole government career seems built on avoiding ever having to get a real job and turning a blind eye to how his family has gotten rich off his name.
That Joe claims to have never talked to his son about how he’s repeatedly fallen ass-backward into lucrative jobs and piles of cash in industries he has no knowledge in strikes me as implausible. If your idiot, drug-addled son starts making more money per month than many small towns generate after he’s tossed out of the military for cocaine use, I’d hope you’d have some questions. And Hunter is just one of many Bidens who’ve hit above their weight class on the issue of income.
There’s a big difference between what’s legal and what’s right. Joe wraps himself in what’s legal because he’s been part of the establishment writing those laws for half a century, but that doesn’t make it right. For a guy who paints himself as holier than thou, when confronted with things he angrily deflects and changes the subject.
I’m not disgusted by his growing senility; he can’t do anything about that. I am bothered by the lengths to which his handlers will go and the lies they will tell to hide it. The claim that he’s not campaigning or giving interviews so he can do debate prep is laughable. Aside from being a lifeguard who enjoyed having little black kids pet his leg hair, Joe Biden has done nothing but politics his entire adult life. If he needs to study up on where he currently stands on the issues, he has no business driving a car let alone running the Executive Branch.
It’s not just the policies of the left, as evil and destructive as those are. It’s the searing hatred that guides them. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is described by former comedian Bill Maher as “a f*cking nut” for the crime of being a Catholic. Biden and Nancy Pelosi insist they are Catholics too, yet they are spared such remarks. Leftists have even started questioning Barrett’s two adopted children, and attacking her over the concept of interracial adoption. They are only a couple of steps away from demanding punishment for interracial marriage at this point.
A co-founder of the “Women’s March” calls the Daniel Cameron, the Attorney General of Kentucky, a “sell-out negro” for following the law in the Breonna Taylor case. BLM-ANTIFA leaders coordinate prepackaged riots over every manufactured fraud they can while media outlets give voice to every bit of racist vitriol they can find.
Are there better words to describe people willing to engage in these sorts of behaviors? Yes, there are, but they’re all obscene adjectives leading to more explicit nouns that I can’t write here. As this election nears, remind yourself what is at stake. More importantly, enlighten others, getable fence-sitters and uninspired bench warmers who’d either vote wrong or not at all. It’s going to take everyone ready to fight to win. We have to make up for the votes that will “accidentally” end up in a ditch or elsewhere, not to mention the ones which are simply frauds.
This is no time for measured responses. The “high road” in politics only gives you a nice view of your defeat. It’s time to sharpen your elbows and steel your resolve. It’s already been ugly, but it’s only going to get uglier. Be ready.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
With media solemnly spotlighting the passing of the 200,000 mark in deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the United States, a physicians assocation has a question.
"Why is the death rate about 75 percent lower in many countries?" asked Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
The reference is to a country-based analysis updated Sept. 20 that shows a gap between countries that treat COVID-19 early or prophylactically with hydroxychloroquine and those that, like the U.S., discourage or prohibit its use.
The answer to Orient's question can be found in a white paper published by the Economic Standard this month titled "Hydroxychloroquine and the Burden of Proof: An Urgent Call to Depoliticize Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic."
"The COVID-19 pandemic struck America nine months before a presidential election, turning basic medical activities like testing and treatment into partisan battlegrounds," writes Economic Standard Editor-in-Chief Erik Sass in the overview. "No subject has been more distorted than hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a safe, versatile medicine that has treated hundreds of millions of people for numerous diseases for seven decades."
Sass notes the paper was written in close collaboration with practicing physicians and infectious disease specialists in the United States and around the world.
Most Americans became aware of the drug in March, when President Trump mentioned it during a press conference, saying it showed "very, very encouraging early results" and "could be a game changer."
However, "political opponents defied longstanding scientific and medical consensus to portray HCQ as harmful and Trump as a mortal danger to public health," Sass writes. "Flawed and even falsified studies were published and promoted by media outlets eager to discredit Trump, while positive studies were impugned or ignored."
"This campaign persists even as evidence of HCQ’s benefit against COVID-19 grows – including scores of observational controlled trials showing therapeutic effect when administered early in disease progression."
The paper points out that hundreds of drugs have been approved for both indication-specific and general usage on the basis of similar observational trials, "especially when conducted in large numbers and subject to careful meta-analysis."
"The U.S. is an international outlier on HCQ," says Sass. "Right now, doctors around the world are prescribing HCQ to treat COVID-19 outside of hospitals, as well as prophylactically to prevent infection among healthcare workers and vulnerable populations."
The paper argues that hydroxychloroquine "has met the appropriate burden of proof and urges members of the U.S. news media, public health community, and regulatory agencies to stop politicizing the use of this medicine."
"Tens of thousands of lives still hang in the balance."
Some of the key lessons:
- Flawed and even falsified studies were published and promoted by media outlets eager to discredit Trump, while positive studies were impugned or ignored.
- HCQ is commonly prescribed for at least 25 indications in addition to malaria.
- The drug's prolongation of the QT interval is in the mid-range of 30 commonly used drugs.
- Hundreds of drugs have been approved without randomized controlled trials, including the tetanus vaccine, insulin, tetracycline, warfarin, heparin, prednisone, Keflex and high-dose penicillin for neurosyphilis.
- Only 8.5% of the American Heart Association's guidelines are supported by randomized controlled trials.
THE WAY I SEE IT by Don Polson Red Bluff Daily News 9/29/2020
Merriment comes; what’s not funny
A sincere “welcome to this page” to our newest regular columnist, Liz Merry. Never shy of outspokenness, she earns my respect for her decades-long pursuit of…“merriment.” While not politically sympatico, I bow to the talent I lack: her and her partner, Mr. Standish’s, pursuit of humor—sarcastic, sardonic, pungent, ironic, incisive or otherwise. Years ago, we split our sides over her portrayal of Hillary Clinton as an Andrew Dice Clay-character; my attempts at anything beyond a wry smile or cheek-planted tongue fall short. Opine on, Liz.
There is, however, nothing funny about the Democrat left’s reaction to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The news media have decided to sanitize and “mainstream” the left’s objections, but the fringe resonates with congressional Dems and their leadership.
First, a bigoted charge that her involvement in a Catholic/nondenominational religious group, “People of Praise,” was supposedly the basis for a dystopian, women-subjugated-by-men fiction, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” That from the side that 1) has never distanced itself from Bill Clinton’s sexual abuses (even refusing to admit them); 2) sheepishly looked away from prominent moneybag Democrats Jeffrey Epstein’s and Harvey Weinstein’s predations of (often underage) female victims; and 3) forgot that elected officials with scandals involving young women were mostly Democrats.
Apparently, rising above religious bigotry in electing Catholic President John Kennedy, makes it ok for Democrats to now boldly attack a Catholic judicial nominee, Ms. Barrett, for hewing to her faith and opposing abortion. “The dogma lives loudly within you,” despicable words from our Senator Diane Feinstein. Pro-abort-up-till-birth Dems Pelosi and Biden? Don’t dare question their faith.
There’s the unspoken bias against large families—based on some lunatic, climate-related aversion to children, particularly those born in the U.S.—using “scarce” resources out of proportion to our place in the world (say environmental radicals). The Barrett’s five natural children have been augmented by two Haitian-born adoptees; their relatively smaller Haitian carbon footprint will now rise to America’s shameful level.
It gets worse. Baseless offences: Adoptions may have skirted the rules; white, privileged Americans adopting dark-skinned children smacks of colonialism designed to say “look at us, we done helped the natives.” The abominable posts disappeared but the sentiment “lives loudly within” the demented left.
Democrats “can’t hep it” when their mental and emotional inclinations stem from “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” and amount to “if Trump says or does it, I’m agin’ it” and vice versa. How else to explain the nearly delusional, even hysterical, dismissal of a proven drug, HCQ which, with zinc and another drug, have beneficial results.
“Why is the death rate about 75 percent lower in many countries?” asked Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. It is irrefutable that in cases where HCQ is medically administered or prescribed upon first symptoms, even in an outpatient setting, hospitalizations and deaths drastically decline. Only institutional hyper-sensitivity to leftist messaging (loud beyond their numbers), in spite of the science, can explain it. From Wnd.com:
“(Orient’s) reference is to a country-based analysis updated Sept. 20 that shows a gap between countries that treat COVID-19 early or prophylactically with hydroxychloroquine and those that, like the U.S., discourage or prohibit its use. The answer to Orient's question can be found in a white paper published by the Economic Standard this month titled "Hydroxychloroquine and the Burden of Proof: An Urgent Call to Depoliticize Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic." Medicine politicized by the left=countless deaths.
Based on the experience of other countries, South Dakota, Florida and Indiana, we should see all emergency orders, mandates and economic restrictions lifted tomorrow, returning to regular, constitutional legislation. Continue self-selected isolation and mask use by vulnerable groups (that’s me). Local health and governing officials cannot deny that, for a county with a fraction of the state’s per capita cases and deaths, in a state that is about 26th (“1” being worst) in the country, we’ve been under an unwarranted avalanche of paperwork, regulations and policies—despotic bureaucracy at its worst.
Oregon is about 46th in those statistics but their Gov. Brown et al have imposed and expanded the same type of top-down micro-mandates; Washington, at #35, is likewise still under their Democrat Gov. Inslee’s rule, lacking any rationale for continuing the semi-lockdown of its economy and citizens. Maybe you missed the news that less than 10 percent of the so-called “Covid-19” deaths stemmed from the coronavirus alone. The rest, mostly in “Long Term Care,” had terminal conditions; they would have died, anyway.
The lessons should have been, after the first wave of infectious deaths: Most of us could live normally; school children are mostly immune and are not contagious. Use HCQ+ for early symptomatic cases; apply objective analysis of the effectiveness of the health mandates. Cancel emergencies; Trump will.
See “Schools aren’t spreading coronavirus,” at Joannejacobs.com: “Reopening schools isn’t spreading coronavirus, say public health experts” (Laura Meckler and Valerie Strauss, Washington Post).
“This Obama-Biden Administration Failure Killed More Americans (and Veterans!) Than COVID-19” by M. Margolis (pjmedia.com, 9/22), may push the bounds of cause and effect, but not by much. The Biden/media/Democrat complex are constantly updating Wu-flu numbers—209,177 as of Sunday. Biden’s Monday-morning-quarterbacking always includes things Trump already did, minus the criticism he heaped on Trump at the time; Democrats DeBlasio and Pelosi encouraged massive gatherings even into March.
In 2009, unlike they promised, the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims skyrocketed up to 900,000, with wait times up to 9 months. “According to an Inspector General report released in September 2015, more than 300,000 veterans died while waiting for care from Obama and Biden’s Department of Veterans Affairs. The problems at the VA were fixable and they failed to fix them.”