Bits & Bytes

BEN & JERRY’S: On Monday, Ben & Jerry announced it would put the freeze on selling ice cream in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory” (aka,the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in Israel). Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever, but maintains board control over its social mission and policies.

BORDER: More than three hundred illegal aliens gathered at and were allowed to pass through the Del Rio border gate on Monday. A large majority were military-aged males. One border patrol agent said it is the biggest single group he’s ever seen in Del Rio.

Democrats won’t be happy until the U.S.A. is as big a crap hole as Cuba.

CATHOLIC: Pope St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI encouraged use of the Latin form of the Mass; Pope Francis recently issued a directive drastically limiting its use.

Stressing that the current pontiff’s directive can be “modified again by any future pope,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller said it failed to make a good case for the new restrictions. He also noted that he found it to be mean-spirited. “Instead of appreciating the smell of the sheep, the shepherd here hits them hard with his crook.”

Pope Francis really appears to have a special animus toward the most traditional, politically conservative, and devout of Catholics. Since assuming office, he has sneered at large families, saying that while birth control is wrong, people don’t have to “breed like rabbits.” He insists that man-made climate change is a sin against the Earth and that we all have a moral obligation to jump on the Green New Deal wagon. He has said that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and that “the diversity of religions” is “willed by God in His wisdom.” He keeps a painting of a nude Jesus ministering to Judas in Hell behind his desk and, last month, sent a handwritten note to dissident priest James Martin encouraging him in his LBTGQ ministry.

In the recent uproar over whether or not pro-abortion Democrat pols should be denied communion, he came out on the side of the Democrats. Because tolerance or something. So where’s the tolerance for all the actually devout Catholics who enjoy the solemn reverence of the Latin Mass?

CNN: CLICK [2:39] to hear Tucker snark on Brian Stelter getting reamed out by his own guest. “You’re the reason people hate the media. … Most people don’t want to turn to Brian Stelter to find out what’s real.”

COMMUNIST PLAYBOOK: CLICK [:37] to hear a 1943 directive issued by Party headquarters to all Communists in America.

COVID-19: Click the links to read about the overwhelming volume of research showing the value of optimizing your vitamin D levels in the prevention and treatment of the coronavirus.

Nearly half of all Americans are deficient. People over age 65 are especially prone to vitamin D deficiency and these are also the people at highest risk for serious complications from the coronavirus. Hmm …

Your doctor can order a blood test to check your level, but you’ll probably have to ask for it. In my experience, it hasn’t been routinely included in a standard blood panel. Supplementing is inexpensive, but deciding how much to take can be tricky, so best to know your level and talk it over with your physician.

N.b., your body’s ability to absorb vitamin D is greatly increased if you take it with high-fat foods. For many people, this means dinner time.

ELITISM: In 20 major U.S. cities, Democrats mayors and city officials cut police budgets, while allocating millions of taxpayer dollars for their own personal protection details.

FAUCI: CLICK [6:39] to hear Republican Senator Rand Paul grill Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday morning. After laying out how Fauci’s NIH funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab, Paul asked if Fauci had lied to Congress when he said the NIH never funded gain-of-function research.

In response, Fauci got so angry his hands were shaking. But his actual reply had nothing whatsoever to do with Paul’s question. Shorter Paul: You told us you didn’t fund gain-of-function research. This study shows you did. Shorter Fauci: That study has nothing to do with COVID-19!

Fauci didn’t just lie to Congress. He also broke the law. Between October 2014 and December 2017, the U.S. government had a ban on using tax moneys to fund experiments to deliberately make influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pathogens more transmissible and/or more deadly. The SARS gain-of-function research done by the Wuhan lab in China that Sen. Paul cites was funded in part with U.S. tax dollars funneled in 2015 from the agency Fauci runs.

OUTRAGE AS A BUSINESS MODEL: CLICK [4:49] to hear Michael Knowles snarkily enjoy an NPR article that moans about how successful the Daily Wire is. He makes a lot of good points.

TUCKER CARLSON: Definitely CLICK [11:01] to hear Tucker do some peak satire about the Texas Pilgrims … six of whom have now tested positive despite being fully vaxxed.

Then Tucker gets serious about the vaccine. He shows a clip of a Brit admitting that a large percentage of hospitalized COVID patients were fully vaccinated, after which he plays clips of American pols and media shills telling us the exact opposite.

Peak Irony: Under Tucker’s report at FB is a Fake Check that says, “COVID-19 vaccines go through many tests for safety and effectiveness and are then monitored closely. Source: World Health Organization.

CLICK (or not) [5:13] to see a woman who filmed herself berating a boba tea shop for stealing black culture. Boba (aka, bubble) tea originated in Taiwan.


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8 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. Whew. Just spent the last hour or two going back a ways on PoliNation and catching up on posts and parts of posts I’d not read yet. That’s… a lot of info!! So, you’ll notice a bunch of Likes from me. I’m honest. I don’t Like until I’ve really perused a post. 🙂

    Also got behind because I faw down go boom at the entrance to my Mom’s house a week ago last Saturday. Brick stairway and unforgiving gravity left me with some severe bruising, sprains, scrapes, and a cracked rib on my upper-left back. (You know how to arrest a coughing fit? When each cough feels like you’re getting stabbed in the back with a knife. I’m not usually into hard drugs, but a Tylenol or two a day seems to help a bit. 😀 ) A weekend visit turned into a week and a half until I could get more mobile. By some miracle, no permanent damage AFAIK, and speaking of miracle, bodies getting well is just plain amazing. I am mightily blessed. Upshot, I got a ways behind in my PoliNation pursuit.

    I think I’m covered, but if you want to pray, pray for Milady who had me leaning on her heavily (literally) for a couple of days, and who has been serving me most helpfully throughout, and putting up with my groaning and moaning. Daughter tells me the cane makes me look sophisticated.

    Oh yes – really liked the pic of you & your guy several days ago. That’s my new mental image of you.

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    • Hope you’ll be back to normal soon, mindful. As for the cane, I don’t know if “sophisticated” is the adjective I would have chosen. but at least it’s possible for a man to look dignified while using a cane. After my husband fell and broke his hip, he had to use a walker for a while, and it’s impossible to look anything but pathetic while using a walker. I was SO relieved when he was able to ditch the walker and use a cane instead!

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      • The “sophisticated” look with a cane is easier if you can mask your limping as a swagger! A top hat and spats would be even better. Look like Mr. Moneybags from Monopoly.

        Mom thought she had a spare (unwheeled) walker, but it couldn’t be found, and I didn’t really want it, for reasons you mention. Heh.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          The one plus for the walker (and why I had to use one) is that it spreads out the stress on the arm and shoulder joints where I have arthritis and bursitis. We borrowed one from a senior living service. Kinda yucky finding someone’s old, used tissues in the bag. 😛

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Sophisticated … an L shaped top with silver embossing and a shiny ebony finish also helps. LOL

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Bryonia homeopath can be brilliant at stopping a cough. SO Glad NO PERMANENT damage! Also Arnica and Mag Phos homeopaths to speed healing. (They’re cheap and EFFECTIVE.) Also arnica cream or T-Relief cream for topical pain relief. REALLY really help. (Dearest of the limping leg was amazed!)

      Anyway, had noticed you were missing :-(“ sorry it wasn’t for something FUN … and cheered about all the LIKES I found today. 🙂

      I like that your mental image of me is 40 years old! LOL Somewhere I am AGELESS! LOLOL

      Blessings and prayers for you and your Lady.

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      • Awww— you missed me!

        The coughing fit bit was just a joke, of course- mostly. The cracked rib throbs at just about anything.

        Milady Jo, a most excellent home-remedy nurse, has quite a collection of remedies. Been using Arnica cream on my bruised/scarred leg. Taking Symphytum Officinale (a/k/a “bone knit”) for the cracked rib.

        Homeopathy: been using it for decades! The anecdotes I could tell of its seeming success — speaking strictly scientifically, it’s the most effective placebo available!! 😀

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          If it’s a placebo, it’s a darned CHEAP one! LOL

          Our family also has tales! My fave to share with skeptics concerns back-to-back root canals on adjacent teeth, with the same endodontist, same chair, same assistant, even same time of day.

          For the first, I didn’t think about homeopathy. LOTS of pain, swelling … couldn’t close my teeth for nearly a week. Mama Buzz tipped me off to a pre- and post-dental procedure protocol, which I employed for the second. I ate a rice cake the day after.

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