Daily Archives: June 17, 2021

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BACK THE BLUE: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/officialbenshapiro/videos/1188831848254865 [3:13] to see two cops heroically rescue a man from his burning car … in the nick of time!

BORDER: On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump announced he is accepting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s invitation to visit the crisis at the border. They hope to draw attention to what Trump called “grave and willful dereliction of duty” by his successor.

CATHOLIC: A recent CatholicVote poll found that 74% of Mass-attending Catholics believe that “Catholic public officials who disagree with their Church on serious or grave matters” should “avoid creating confusion and disunity by not presenting themselves for communion.”

Catholic Vote President Brian Burch says, “These are the Catholics our Bishops should be listening to.”

FAUXTUS: He wanted to visit the Vatican and celebrate Mass with Pope Francis. The Vatican said nope.

Our sources confirm that there was indeed a plan for the President to visit the Vatican, with the hope that he could attend Mass as part of his European trip,” said CatholicVote President Brian Burch Tuesday. “If he received Communion at the Vatican — whether directly from Pope Francis or not — it would surely have been used by partisans to influence the anticipated discussion expected among the Bishops in the United States later this week.

ILLINOIS: From Clarissa – “In Illinois, two-year-olds will continue to get masked in daycare until they can be vaccinated.


Here’s the explanation from the governor’s office and I quote: ‘Now that fewer adults get infected, COVID might move on to infecting kids.’

Because apparently COVID is sentient and rational. It thought about its options and decided to become dangerous to kids in an exercise of free will.

MASKS: A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, sent 6 face masks to a lab at the University of Florida, requesting an analysis of contaminants found on the masks after they had been worn. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. Although the test is capable of detecting viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, only one virus was found on one mask (alcelaphine herpesvirus 1).

The analysis detected the following 11 dangerous pathogens on the masks:

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)
  • Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)
  • Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)
  • Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs—resistant to antibiotics)
  • Escherichia coli (food poisoning)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
  • Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)
  • Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)

Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

The face masks studied were new or freshly-laundered before wearing and had been worn for 5 to 8 hours, most during in-person schooling by children aged 6 through 11. One was worn by an adult. A t-shirt worn by one of the children to school and unworn masks were tested as controls. No pathogens were found on the controls; samples from the front top and bottom of the t-shirt found proteins that are commonly found in skin and hair, along with some commonly found in soil.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Jack Denton was serving as the Student Senate president at Florida State University when he shared his Catholic faith with his peers — many of whom he considered friends — in a private chat.

People who were not his friends edited words spoken in love and concern to make him appear hateful and posted them in the internet. In the backlash, the university removed him from his office. One of his enemies said, “I am disgusted that other Catholics are attempting to stand behind him with his outdated and extreme cult mindset. Those who choose not to denounce Jack Denton tonight should expect the same action and scrutiny from the entire community moving forward.

Alliance Defending Freedom took Denton’s case to court and won. Denton was reinstated and the university issued a statement affirming its intention to protect their students’ First Amendment rights, as well as restoring Denton’s lost wages, covering attorney’s fees and issuing $10,000 in damages to him.

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