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Sep 22 2021

Under New Zealand’s Covid Despotism, KFC Is Contraband

It isn’t only George Orwell’s 1984 that our leftist ruling class has been using as an instruction manual. From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

New Zealand has put this principle into practice through Covid repression. In Auckland, KFC is contraband:

Police were on patrol Sunday on the outskirts of Auckland when they “noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle traveling on a gravel road, and upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off trying to evade police,” a spokesman said.

But it isn’t so easy to escape the law in New Zealand. After the vehicle was chased down, a search revealed “empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways” — that is, takeout food from KFC.

Police images show at least three buckets of chicken, several containers of coleslaw and an undisclosed quantity of fries.

The suspects were smuggling the contraband from Hamilton, 75 miles away.

Under Auckland’s Level 4 lockdown rules — the strictest in the country — restaurants, including takeout services, remain closed and everyone must stay home…

Authorities graciously allow restaurants to stay in business in other parts of the country, at least for now.

The suspects have been charged with violating the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act, and could get 6 months in prison or a NZ$4,000 (US$2,800) fine for their crime against the people or rather the government of New Zealand.

There have been only 27 Covid deaths in the entire country. A leftist might take this as proof that tyranny makes people safe. Others might ask, even if this were true, would it be worth it?

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and R F.

Sep 22 2021

Biden Doubles Climate Handouts to Third World

Democrats’ lunatic spending binge is too vast to contain within the country’s borders. Some of our money will be wasted abroad, in the name of a crisis that does not even exist except in the fevered imaginations of moonbats:

Biden announced Tuesday he will work with Congress to double again the United States’ financial commitment to help developing nations confront the climate crisis.

That is, Democrats are paying the dictators of dysfunctional hellholes to control the climate. If it turns out that weather keeps happening no matter how much of the money we work for is piddled away, they may have to spend it on weapons and presidential palaces instead.

Biden pledged in April the US would increase its contribution to global climate financing to $5.7 billion per year, putting his new commitment at $11.4 billion per year…

Why be so cheap? By the time African backwaters get around to spending the money, inflation will have reduced $1 billion to chicken feed. Democrats waste by the $trillions now, taxing and printing in a frenzy as they go.

Congress will ultimately be responsible for appropriating the climate funds, meaning the final number could change. Congressional Democrats are currently writing Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget bill, which contains the vast amount of spending for Biden’s climate and clean energy programs.

Eventually, massive flagrant waste on needless entitlements and corrupt green energy boondoggles will cause the economy to collapse. This is not a bug but a feature of Democrat spending policy. When hyperinflation makes our money worthless, they can stop imposing Marxism by increments and go full-bore communist in one great leap forward.

On a tip from Bluto.

Sep 22 2021

Open Thread

We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money. - Davy Crockett

Sep 21 2021

Orange Vest Uprising in Australia

The extremes to which Australian authorities have exploited Covid hysteria to impose tyranny beggar belief. Finally, serious pushback is getting underway. Excessive taxes in the name of the global warming hoax produced the Gilet Jaune uprising in France. Following a Biden-style mandate that construction workers get the jab or lose their jobs, Australia answers with the Orange Vest uprising:

Australia has been at the vanguard of Covid tyranny. Maybe it will be at the vanguard of pushback.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Sep 21 2021

Carl Clemons-Hopkins Makes History

Long ago, the entertainment industry presented us with people we liked. Now, it shoves down our throats people we are supposed to like for leftist social engineering purposes — like Carl Clemons-Hopkins:

Carl Clemons-Hopkins became the first non-binary person to be nominated for best supporting actor at the 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday.

You need an edge to win these awards. For some, just having the right skin color isn’t enough.

To celebrate, the “Hacks” actor walked the red carpet in a custom Christian Siriano outfit inspired by the non-binary flag, according to the designer. The actor’s white button-down shirt, black trousers, purple belt, and purple and yellow train featured the colors of the flag.

Siriano lisps that “it will definitely go down as one of my most memorable looks that really has a meaningful purpose behind it.”

Like everything that comes at us through the liberal establishment media these days, it does indeed have a meaningful purpose behind it. That malevolent purpose is to subvert, corrupt, defile, and make disgusting every aspect of American society in the name of moonbattery.

The actor’s tasteless costume is explicitly intended to undermine “the heteronormative standard,” according to his stylist Jyotisha Bridges.

If this really is our culture now, the ChiCom conquest is overdue.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 21 2021

McDonald’s Announces Plan to Save the Climate

The food is barely edible, but the important thing is that McDonald’s is woke. It cares about the climate:

McDonald’s announced on Tuesday plans to further reduce the amount of fossil fuel-based plastic in their Happy Meal toys within four years…

Apparently recycled plastic doesn’t count as being made from fossil fuel.

The company said the plan aims to cut out 90% of virgin fossil fuel-based plastics in Happy Meal toys by the end of 2025.

In all seriousness, the purpose of this righteous posturing is to make the weather colder. According to liberal doctrine, plastic makes it be too hot outside. The ideology of our ruling class is that insane.

Now if only McDonald’s would stop making their food out of plastic — and stop making it smaller:

On a tip from Bluto.

Sep 21 2021

Ultimate Moonbat Headline

At least the lefties at Jacobin named their publication appropriately. Merriam-Webster defines “Jacobin” as “a member of an extremist or radical political group.” Wikipedia adds that in France, where the term originated during the nightmarish French Revolution, nowadays “Jacobin” usually refers to an advocate of “strong central government powers and/or supporters of extensive government intervention to transform society.” A Jacobin is a left-wing maniac of the type that produced this actual headline:

You Know Who Else Opposed Vaccine Mandates? Hitler.

The article proves that if you oppose Joe Biden’s handlers forcing you to take a vaccine regardless of whether it makes any sense for you, you are literally just like Hitler. Hitler relaxed vaccine mandates because he was bad and wanted people to die. Anyone who opposes vaccine mandates must have the same motive.

Give it up, Babylon Bee. Today’s leftists are impossible to parody.

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Sep 21 2021

Why Illegal Aliens Do Not Need to Be Vaxxed

The Biden regime has been forcing millions of Americans to get vaccinated against their will. Those who refuse the jab are being forced out of the military. In parts of the country that have succumbed to moonbattery, you need to show vaccination papers to eat in a restaurant. Foreigners who want to visit the USA on legitimate business face severe Covid restrictions including a requirement that they be vaccinated. Americans may soon need proof of vaccination to travel within their own country.

In stark contrast, illegal aliens pouring across the open border by the hundreds of thousands to demographically transform America into a Third World country do not need to be vaxxed for DHS to bus them to swing states throughout the nation. What makes them different? Presidential spokeschancre Jen Psaki explains:

“As individuals come across the border, they are both assessed for whether they have any symptoms. If they have symptoms, the intention is for them to be quarantined. That is our process.”

Yeah, right. The thousands of Haitians are all being checked. You can see them all holding out their tongues for the doctor as the wade across the Rio Grande — or maybe they are sticking out their tongues at our national sovereignty.

Hold on; it gets worse:

“They’re not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.”

No, they just ride the welfare gravy train for a few generations and then head straight back to the perpetual hellhole Haiti before anyone can catch the diseases they bring.

Try that the next time you are kicked out of a restaurant for violating Covid dictates. “It’s okay; I’m not intending to stay here for a lengthy period of time.”

Combined with her condescending tone, Psaki’s arrogantly obvious lies are almost as insulting as Biden’s presence in the White House.

On tips from Varla, Mr. Freemarket, Dragon’s Lair, and ABC of the ANC.

Sep 21 2021

Chevy Warns: Park Our EVs 50 Feet From Nearest Vehicle

A major objective of the $3.5 trillion spending blowout that is bearing down on the economy like a semi with no brakes is to bribe people with other people’s money to buy economically inefficient, environmentally destructive electric cars. Not all of the hazards involved pertain to the economy or the environment.

Via CNET:

Electric car tax credits are on the road to receiving a $4,500 boost for those eligible to claim them. Thanks to a proposed bill moving through Congress, part of a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint Democrats passed, you may soon be eligible for $12,500 back on your taxes when buying an EV.

Confirming that this is about hardball Democrat politics, not the environment, electric moonbatmobiles don’t qualify unless they were built with union labor.

In other electric vehicle news, via Autotrader.com:

Chevrolet asks Bolt EV owners to practice the automotive equivalent of social distancing over concerns that their vehicles could catch fire. The automaker sent a notice to Bolt EV electric cars owners to tell them that they should plan to park at least 50 feet away from other vehicles and avoid parking garages or other structures until dealers can replace their battery modules.

While they are flinging money around, Democrats ought to promise replacement homes for houses burned down by spontaneously igniting electric cars. In the meantime, GM recommends against parking a Bolt in your garage.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Sep 21 2021

Open Thread

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. - Daniel Webster

Sep 20 2021

Why the Ruling Elite Is Anti-American

The Administrative state, which is imposed on us by the liberal ruling class regardless of who we vote for, is anticonstitutional and anti-American. It is not a legitimate government, because even as it imposes tyranny in the most picayune manner, it refuses to perform the fundamental duties of government, such as keeping crime under control and defending the border from foreign invasion.

Students would come out of school knowing all this, if all colleges were more like Hillsdale College:

To sum up: our government has become our enemy. It represents progressive ideology and the interests of the ruling elite. It does not represent America, or act in America’s interests — on the contrary, it is often aggressively opposed to them.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Sep 20 2021

Maskless Hollywood Elite Laugh at You at Emmys

In case you didn’t get a bellyful of our sneeringly hypocritical limousine liberal ruling class at the Met Gala, let’s visit the Emmys. This event took place in the People’s Republic of California, where even 4-year-olds are forced to wear Covid obedience muzzles, despite this qualifying as child abuse. Only servants wore masks at the Emmys though, because rules don’t apply to the liberal elite:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Sep 20 2021

How 15,000 Haitians Got to Del Rio, Texas

We all know that Biden opened the border and invited the Third World to pour across and claim lavish benefits, so as to flood the country with likely Democrat voters. But specifically, how did 15,000 colonists get from dysfunctional Haiti to a small Texas town on the Rio Grande all at once? The Center for Immigration Studies reveals that Mexico put them there:

[O]n Sunday, September 12, the Mexican government effectively sent a mass of migrants it had bottled up for months in its southern states up to the American border.

Our relationship has always been a little rocky, but why would Mexico do this to us now?

[T]he Biden administration began to pressure Mexico to maintain and use its National Guard and immigration bureaucracy to slow the flow of expected caravans and of tens of thousands of Haitians and other migrants coming in from all over the world. This was a fairly quiet diplomatic campaign, and it coincided with billions in promised U.S. aid and other benefits such as covid vaccines. It was a different approach from the Trump style of threatening to damage the Mexican economy with tariffs unless the leadership slowed U.S.-bound illegal immigration coming through Guatemala.

The Democrat strategy of diplomacy backed by bribes and BS does not work with Mexico any better than it does with the Taliban. But then, sometimes policies are intended to fail.

Why did the invasion hit Del Rio in particular?

[T]he Mexican cartels in this city do not involve themselves in human smuggling as they do in other parts of northern Mexico. Migrants who get to Acuna are free to cross themselves over the river without paying a tax or smuggling fee to ruthless Mexican cartels, with no fear of violent retribution for doing so on their own.

If Haitians know the best place to invade our country, our government knows the best place to construct border defenses. But Democrats do not want the border defended. They have reacted to this crisis by trying to ram through amnesty by reconciliation on a supposed “budget” bill, and by forbidding Fox News from using drones to show the public what is going on (until forced by fear of backlash to back down).

As Biden bicycles by the beach, refusing to answer questions, and supposed border overseer Kamala Harris flips coins at sporting events, the scale of the humanitarian crisis has forced whoever is actually in charge to announce that some of the invaders, rather than be bussed by DHS to wherever Democrats need votes, will be flown back to Haiti. The point is to defuse public anger; only a tiny percentage will be returned to their own country.

Like any nation, the USA must defend itself from foreign invaders or it will cease to exist. To accomplish this, Americans must confront their ultimate enemy: the left-wing ruling class.

Elections have consequences.

On a tip from Varla. Hat tips: American Thinker, Maggie’s Farm.

Sep 20 2021

Why Democrats Suppress Ivermectin and Monoclonals

Many assumed that our rulers opposed hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid despite its widely reported effectiveness because Donald Trump had endorsed it, and a bedrock principle of their childish ideology is that Trump must always be wrong about everything. When they cracked down on inexpensive, off-patent ivermectin, a more alarming motivation came to light.

Daniel Horowitz sounded the alarm last week:

Why in the world would anyone want to ban a medicine that is listed as a WHO essential safe medicine, won the Nobel prize, and has turned around millions of people with COVID from death’s doorstep? … The reason is because it works, and it will eradicate COVID, along with the agenda — from control to vaccination — that they have built upon its existence.

Our rulers need Covid for the same reason Hamas and the Palestinian Authority need endless confrontation with Israel: to keep their subjects under their thumb. That’s why Rolling Stone cashed in the last of its credibility on behalf of the ruling class by running a false story trashing ivermectin.

Authorities argue that ivermectin and other drugs like hydroxychloroquine, budesonide, and fenofibrate must be suppressed because they give people a false sense of security. That is more true of the vaccines they want to impose by force.

Now the government/media is cracking down on monoclonal treatments, and for the same reason. Horowitz reports today:

On Sept. 14, the Biden administration announced that the feds would be cutting the number of monoclonal treatments per week in the southern states and reallocating them as part of a broader plan to start rationing the treatments. … As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a press conference last week, this would effectively reduce Florida’s allocation by 50%. The federal agency did this without any warning or indication that there was a shortage.

The apparent point is to punish Florida for electing DeSantis, who terrifies Democrats. Jen Psaki explained it was for the sake of Democrats’ favorite concept, “equity.”

Texas Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough warned that this is not about a lack of supply. “The manufacturer has confirmed supplies are ample but due to the Defense Production Act, the White House and its agencies are the only entities who can purchase and distribute this treatment,” wrote Keough on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, primary mouthpiece for the Democratic Party, denounces monoclonals as a Republican solution, pretending that their use comes at the expense of vaccination — even though most people seeking monoclonal treatment have already been vaccinated.

As Horowitz notes,

There is a simple solution, and that would be mass production of ivermectin and encouraging all physicians to treat everyone early with it and other cheap drugs. But now that the government has essentially banned them, the monoclonals are the only show in town. This is where the Biden administration wants to place Americans they don’t like into a death trap.

Sorry, Floridians. “Americans they don’t like” means you in particular. Maybe you will learn your lesson and next time elect someone like the radical leftist Andrew Gillum, who received >49% of the vote for governor in 2018 and not long afterward was found vomiting and unreachably inebriated in a Miami Beach hotel in the company of a gay prostitute, surrounded by crystal meth. Then Democrats will like you and let you have the medicine you need.

Stalin withheld food to subjugate the population. Covid treatment could serve the same purpose. No wonder Democrats won’t let the pandemic end.

On tips from Don M and Mr. Freemarket.

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