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  • 'Me, Me, Me!': Our New Theme Song

    08/11/2020 8:14:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2020 | Bill Murchison
    Well, sort of. Up to a point. The upside of any disaster is the schoolroom it supplies for the acquisition of knowledge and learning concerning, for instance, the very modern case of American politics, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, and -- need I go on? -- the inadequacy of power remedies for human woes. Note the fallout from the president's Saturday intervention in the politics of corona control: executive orders to do this and that so as to make up for Congress's unwillingness to compromise on a relief bill. A Republican senator has labeled the president's actions...
  • CNN Finally Discusses T Cell Immunity. Will New York And New Jersey Listen?

    08/10/2020 4:21:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    There hasn’t been much over at CNN of late that deviates from the usual, tiresome, “Bad Orange Man is a deranged, homicidal Nazi” mantra that’s par for the course at most any non-Fox News media outlet these days. But last week I was surprised to run across this surprising “Cuomo Prime Time” segment between CNN host Chris Cuomo and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In the remarkable, albeit short, break from the “Cases! Cases! Cases!” panic porn we’re used to seeing, Gupta explained the concept of T cells when it comes to population immunity. “T cells are sort of the core component, adaptive...
  • Gym Lives Matter ‘Brotest’ Brings Humor, Push-Ups To L.A. Streets

    08/09/2020 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 9, 2020 | Evita Duffy
    YouTuber Steve Deleonardis led hundreds of young men last week through a raucous “Gym Lives Matter” “brotest” in the streets of Los Angeles, demanding that government officials reverse their gym closures over Wuhan coronavirus. Steve’s “SteveWillDoIt” channel mostly consists of challenge videos in which he consumes very large amounts of food, alcohol, or cannabis. On Thursday the 21-year-old, called “Un-cancelable” by his fans, posted a video of the “brotest” to his YouTube channel that boasts more than 2.5 million subscribers. Steve was joined by fitness YouTuber Bradley Martyn, who owns a popular L.A. gym called “Zoo Culture.” I THREW A...
  • COVID-19 Is No Reason to Empty Prisons

    08/09/2020 5:49:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2020 | Jeff Crouere
    In America today, millions of churchgoers are not allowed to practice their faith in their place of worship and certain business owners are not allowed to welcome customers, but hardened criminals are being released from prison. This insanity is producing predictably deadly results. Under the guise of protecting prisoners from the spread of Covid-19, large numbers of dangerous criminals are being freed from custody. This is creating a horrific situation that is endangering the public and has now led to the death of a witness in a rape case. In Alexandria, Virginia, rape suspect Ibrahim E. Bouaichi was released from...
  • Experts Say COVID-19 Cases Are Surging, But How Reliable Is The Testing Data?

    08/07/2020 6:15:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/07/2020 | Gavrielle Rodriguez
    As Americans entered summer with a glimmer of hope that COVID-19 might recede, those hopes were quickly dashed after a rapid resurgence of the virus in Sun Belt states. Now approaching midsummer, the numbers continue to surge across the South and Western regions of the United States. Florida and Texas, two of the hardest-hit states besides California and New York, have broken record numbers of cases in the last several weeks. Florida recorded an all-time high of about 15,200 cases in a single day July 11.
  • Joe Biden’s Capitulation To The Crazy Left Is Alienating Democrats Like Me

    08/07/2020 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Scott J. Street
    Unlike Biden, Trump is delivering a clear and appealing message: Send kids back to school, support police officers, and get people back to work now. Last year, Joe BidenÂ’s path to the presidency seemed clear: Treat President Donald Trump as a historical anomaly whom Biden would replace, then restore American values, overcome petty politics, and get government working again. This message was designed to appeal both to Democrats, like me, and to Republican and Independent voters tired of the toxic political environment weÂ’ve suffered since 2016.That strategy initially worked well. Despite constant attacks from opponents and the press, by March...
  • If Teachers Unions Really Cared About Kids, They’d Be Demanding Schools Open

    08/06/2020 1:25:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Paula Rinehart
    Politicizing public school instruction marks a disturbing new development that jeopardizes the welfare of kids. Our children need to go to school. Like many places around the country, this has been a hot, lonely summer for kids in North Carolina. The governor shut down playgrounds, pools, and camp, nearly every activity that means summer to a child. But, hey, school was just around the corner — or so we hoped.Even with the prospect of staggered entry and wearing masks, at least kids could look forward to a live teacher in a real classroom with actual books. No longer would they...
  • Supreme Court Supports Democrat Efforts To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

    08/04/2020 9:44:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    The Supreme Court has no excuse for allowing Nevada officials to use a public health crisis to fill poker tables while emptying pews. All four gospels record that the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus cast lots for his clothing. This was not the last time government agents were more interested in gambling than God. The latest instance is in Nevada, where the state government has granted casinos special privileges denied to churches. Casinos are allowed to operate at half-capacity, while churches are restricted to a hard cap of 50 people, no matter their capacity.When this double standard was challenged in...
  • Democrats Sure Love A Funeral

    08/02/2020 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    Political rallies are a thing of the past, at least this year. Conventions are not happening, not in any recognizable way at least. But this reality hasn’t stopped Democrats from having a slice of both, only it comes with a side of death. More accurately, death comes with an opportunity to have a rally or a convention-esque speech. It’s pretty sick, actually. There are states that have allowed their entire population fewer funerals with fewer attendees than either George Floyd or John Lewis had. Nothing against either man. I’m sure their families miss them dearly, but there are bodies in...
  • 2020's Swedish Surprise: Pandemic Fascism Isn't The Answer

    08/01/2020 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2020 | Nicholas Waddy
    2020 has been a year of firsts: the world faced its first (modern) pandemic, killing hundreds of thousands and shuttering vast swathes of the global economy. Along the way, the political world was turned upside down: for the first time in living memory, leftists found themselves castigating, rather than idolizing, socialist Sweden. The reason? The Swedes, hard-headed contrarians that they are, had the temerity to buck the global fad for strict lockdowns and obsessive masking. They reasoned that such measures would be unsustainable, economically and socially, so instead of shutting businesses and schools, and harassing or fining anyone caught in...
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to “freedom” are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Government Teachers’ Unions Unveil New COVID-19 Demand: Pay Us For Doing Nothing

    07/31/2020 9:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 31, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    The pandemic has left everyone with lots of give and take. In educating our children, however, don't let teachers' unions take from our children to give to themselves. As the Wuhan virus pandemic persists and wild rhetoric along with it, teachers unions are threatening to strike if schools reopen, but they’re also pushing to limit online teaching. These unions have long incentivized all the wrong things in education, but demanding teachers be paid to do virtually nothing is a new low. As a New York Times headline announced this week, teachers are “Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction...
  • Defeating COVID by Executive Order

    07/29/2020 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2020 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Censorship by Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter is in full throttle in deleting information about the successful treatment of COVID-19, as described Monday by physicians who spoke in D.C. at a press conference. There have been more than 14 million views of a video in which physicians explain how effective hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been for their COVID patients, but Big Tech is censoring it. Liberal, anti-Trump tech monopolies are on the rampage with their modern equivalent of book-burning. Twitter suspended the account of the president’s son, Don Jr., because he dared to tweet out information favorable to HCQ, and Twitter deleted...
  • No, Nancy. Your New Nickname for Trump Isn't Cute or Clever.

    07/26/2020 1:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday chided President Donald Trump's response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. According to Pelosi, Trump has made the entire situation "worse" since the beginning of the pandemic.  "The point of all of this is this president, I have a new name for him: Mr. Makes Matters Worse. He has made matters worse from the start. Delay. Denial. It's a hoax. It'll go away magically. It's a miracle. And all the rest," she told "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan.According to the Speaker, the best way to send America's children back to school is by...
  • Schools Are Closing Not Because They Should, But Because They Can

    07/22/2020 7:52:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 22, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    When public school districts have a monopoly, they can easily justify delaying school or implementing extended closures. School choice is the solution. Across the country, school districts are announcing delayed openings or full-on closures for the semester or year. In its place, they will offer virtual learning as they did in the spring.Despite President Trump’s clear opposition to this (or because of it), school district leaders insist that a risk of a COVID-19 outbreak is too great to safely reopen schools. This is doubtful, seeing that schools would have to be “guaranteeing that no one will get sick if schools...
  • The Trump Administration Just Spent An Entire Week Getting Serious On China

    07/21/2020 7:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/21/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    In an announcement on July 13, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proclaimed, “Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.”Pompeo remarked this policy shift, from the initial stance of neutrality to directly calling out Beijing’s intrusive behaviors, was necessary to uphold international law.The specific law in question stems from a 2016 UN tribunal ruling preventing China from bullying its neighbors and treating the South China Sea as its maritime empire. Beijing claims it owns the majority of the South China Sea, a...
  • We Can’t Stop Coronavirus, But We Can Limit the Damage We're Doing to Ourselves

    07/20/2020 4:26:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    I know it seems like a lifetime ago, but if you’ll think back to the beginning of this pandemic you might recall that we were originally told we needed to “flatten the curve” so that hospitals wouldn’t be overwhelmed. Ah, the good old days. Remember? The understanding was that this was a highly-contagious, fast-spreading virus that would have to run its course, but if it ran its course at current speeds hospitals would crash, thus causing anyone in need of their services to suffer as well. It seemed like most people understood that. Unless they isolated completely, most anyone who...
  • Corona Insanity in New Mexico

    07/18/2020 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 18, 2020 | Charles Sullivan
    Recently, I was hiking with four friends in the Sandia Mountains, just east of Albuquerque. I didn't think about it at the time, but because there were five of us, technically, we were a "mass gathering" under one of New Mexico's many Wuhan virus public health orders. Had the hike taken place on state or private land, we could have been subject to a whopping fine of $5,000 each. Fortunately, the hike took place on federal land, so the state public health order did not apply. How did N.M. arrive at a point where hikers in the woods could be...
  • Life Must Not Be Devalued

    07/18/2020 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez,
    Michael Hickson should be a household name. From best I can tell, he was a tender soul. He was living in a residential home when he contracted COVID-19. He was transferred to a hospital and was, by all indications -- including a recording of a conversation a doctor had with his wife -- not cherished as a patient with rights and dignity. His cognitive impairment and physical disability marked him, for at least that one doctor, below a quality of life worth fighting for. It is a miserable story. Due to family rifts, his wife and the mother of his...
  • Leftist Protests More Sacred Than Church Services

    07/17/2020 5:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2020 | Tim Graham
    For many Americans, the most painful consequence of the coronavirus lockdowns is the closing of church services. The grace and peace of Sunday makes it easier to make it through the week. But our media and political elites are indifferent to that pain, or openly hostile. The New York Times recently proclaimed in a headline, "Churches Emerge as Major Source of Coronavirus Cases." A three-reporter team announced the newspaper constructed a database to count church-spawned infections as the "virus rages" and blamed 650 infections across America on church activities. How is this a "major source" of cases? Most regular churchgoers...