Video of the Day

A brilliant monologue by Bill Maher on China:

Spot-on in every way.

Change of Tune

The military is trying to intimidate a journalist for expressing an unflattering opinion about the military. Granted, it’s one of the most ineffective and pathetic armies in existence but I still wonder where all the screeching about fascism and the death of democracy suddenly went.

It’s also funny how for the Left the Big Pharma, the military, and the union-busting corporations are now the good guys.

Cart Before Horse

Here’s what I really don’t get. Why isn’t it easier to take the very cheap, effective, and time-tested medication after you test positive for COVID instead of taking a highly experimental treatment before you even got sick?

The very first of these much-touted “vaccines” has already been banned in a dozen countries because it causes blood clots in healthy people.

Why isn’t it better to treat the tiniest minority of people who develop noticeable symptoms from COVID than to give everybody an experimental gene therapy whose effects can turn out to be absolutely anything?

Lockdowns Don’t Work

Even AP has had to recognize: lockdowns do absolutely nothing to contain COVID.

Nearly a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the nation’s first statewide shutdown because of the coronavirus, masks remain mandated, indoor dining and other activities are significantly limited, and Disneyland remains closed.

By contrast, Florida has no statewide restrictions. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has prohibited municipalities from fining people who refuse to wear masks. And Disney World has been open since July.

Despite their differing approaches, California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates.

Florida, mind you, has a huge elderly population that other states lack.

There are other things in life, however, than COVID case rates. California shattered its economy and made kids and parents extremely miserable while not making any difference on COVID.

There are other examples in the article, too. We’ve conducted a gigantic experiment worldwide and demonstrated what was always known. Lockdowns, masks, all of it has absolutely no effect on the spread of flu-like viruses. You can make yourself less prone to suffering adverse effects of the virus (get your weight down, exercise, get a lot of fresh air and sunlight) but you can’t stop the spread. You can maybe delay for a bit but not stop it. The good news is that it’s highly survivable even for 90-year-olds. 95% of people over 85 who get it survive.

I can’t believe I’m still writing this in 2021.

A Better AOC

While Bernie Sanders went completely down the drain post-election, AOC dramatically improved. She spoke out in support of Tibet in Congress, supported the calls for Cuomo’s resignation, and mentioned that Cuomo had concealed the numbers of the dead retirees. For a Democrat, this is huge.

That’s a positive trend.

Lost and Found

I sat and watched on a loop the footage of people in Montreal protesting against lockdown:

I thought it would never happen. I was so happy, I almost cried. These are people who found their dignity.