Hoping for a Happy New Year

2A: The owner of Beverly Hills Guns says the crime wave that has spread to upscale areas has led to him selling a whole lot of guns to first timers needing home defense. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear, which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.

FAKEBOOK: Worth watching! [7:27] – John Stossel is suing Facebook over its biased “fact check” labels.

FAUCI: Saint Tony is finally admitting that the number of children supposedly hospitalized because of COVID are mostly hospitalized for some other reason. Children are tested for COVID as soon as they enter the hospital, even if it’s for a broken leg. Next up … Tony admits the same thing is true for adults.

Why is this happening? Apparently, the PTBs who issue all of the Left’s thinking and talking points have dictated that COVID messaging shalt now change. Two days ago, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tweeted, “For vaccinated folks amid omicron wave: The risk went from something we hadn’t really dealt with before in our lifetimes, to something that looks more like the flu. The flu can still be dangerous—but we do not reorient our lives around the flu.”

Wait, wut? Last week, that was a conspiracy theory that would get you banned on social media. Unfortunately, the jackasses making rules for school kids in Los Angeles haven’t gotten the message. They’re upping their mask requirement from cloth or surgical to N95s.

HERO: A fuel tanker collided with a bus carrying more than 60 passengers. Truck driver Sirizani Butau was one of the first people on the scene and managed to save the lives of eight passengers who had been trapped inside the bus. He suffered third degree burns and is currently being treated at a Kadoma hospital.

MASKS: In 2003, during the SARS epidemic, an Australian trade minister warned mask distributors that they could be prosecuted for suggesting surgical masks offer unrealistic levels of protection from the disease. She cited Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney, who said the masks are only effective so long as they are dry.

And this week, CNN’s Medical Analyst (and former president of Planned Parenthood) Dr Leana Wen admitted that cloth do not protect wearers from COVID-19. “Cloth masks are not appropriate for this pandemic. It’s not appropriate for Omicron. It was not appropriate for Delta, Alpha, or any of the previous variants either because we’re dealing with something that’s airborne.”

Remember: The SARS virus is also known as SARS-COVI-1, while COVID-19 is known as SARS-COVI-2. They are so closely related that people who recovered from and gained natural immunity to the first appear to be at least partially, if not wholly immune to the second.

MYOB: The article at the link tells an excellent tale about a legally exempt maskless individual who was challenged by a self-righteous Karen and sent her scurrying away in shame. It’s a good read.

Regardless of an individual’s reasons for wearing or not wearing a face mask, do we really want to exist in a society where strangers feel they have the right to publicly demand explanations from individuals whose personal health choices they question? Do we want to live in a society where media outlets and government officials encourage and applaud this sort of behaviour?

PRIDE AND HUMILITY: [21:07] – There is a fundamental flaw in this “pride is the opposite of humility” and “the humble think of themselves as dirty” theology. That flaw is that pride and humility are not two sides of a coin, but rather fall on a kind of number line where humility is in the middle.

On one end is traditional pride, where the individual believes, “I am better than God sees me.” On the opposite end is self-contempt, an upside down pride that, while still focused on the self says, “I am worse than God sees me.” In the middle, at the point of perfect humility, the eyes of the soul are not on the self, but on God, and the attitude is always, “I am exactly as God sees me.

Satan is just as happy to have souls focused on how worthless they are as he is with having them focused on how great they are. In fact, I’d say he likes it better, because it is a great deal harder to cure. I saw this in our two toy poodles.

Dewey was a traditionally proud dog, a wanna-be alpha pack leader. Daisey is a timid, anxious dog who always seems to be expecting someone to yell at her. It was far easier to convince Dewey that we were the alphas of the pack than it has been to convince Daisey that she is loved and safe.

VFAUXTUS: CLICK https://twitter.com/RudyHavenstein/status/1476299585618268164 [:51] to hear VFAUXTUS give a rambling, nonsensical answer to a reporter’s question. Matt Whitlock notes that it really highlights her staff’s complaint that she “refuses to wade into briefing materials.”

WALKING THE WALK: Actor and comedian Chris Tucker turned down a $10-12 million offer to do a sequel to the hit movie Friday. He has become a born-again Christian and doesn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore.

GRAMMY NOTES: Yesterday’s Buzz Art Challenge was “draw silver bells.” I love what Mama came up with! FYI: These challenges are coming with one art supply per day in a 12 Days of Christmas calendar from Arteza.


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6 responses to “Hoping for a Happy New Year

  1. Regarding masks: The inexplicable thing is that so many people still believe a mask can protect against viruses, when if they bothered to read the disclaimers right on the package the mask came in, they’d know that it can do no such thing.

    I wasted a ridiculous amount of time from September through December at school board meetings, arguing facts and logic about masks in an attempt to counter the fact-free, anti-science fearmongering that was going on. I remained polite and calm throughout (not an easy thing for me), in contrast to the hysteria of much of the pro-mask mob, but everything I said went in one ear and out the other with pro-mask board members.

    At the end of the fall semester they did make masks optional again — not because masks are ineffective, or because healthy children are at zero risk of death from the WuFlu, but because the Fauci Ouchie has been approved for use on children. And we’re supposed to applaud this? Masking children was cruel and abusive, but apparently injecting them with poison is fine. The world has gone stark raving mad.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I wish I could put a big ANGRY face on this!

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      • Yeah, it p!$$es me off too.

        I was always tempted to remind the school board members who seemed so utterly indifferent to the suffering of children that someday these kids will grow up, and they will find out that all of the misery they were put through in the name of Covid was completely unnecessary, that they were pawns in a political game… and when that happens, they will hate the adults who did this to them.

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  2. red

    A happy and prosperous New Year to you and all who love you. Walk in His beauty

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  3. Masks: Worse than useless.

    [Fauci] published a research paper on the 1918 influenza pandemic where he determined that there were more deaths due to secondary bacterial pneumonia than the actual 1918 flu. The spread due to the mandatory universal wearing of masks.

    …The majority of deaths in the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic likely resulted directly from secondary bacterial pneumonia caused by common upper respiratory-tract bacteria.…

    Known since 1920

    W.H. Kellogg, M.D., infectious diseases expert and then-executive officer of the California State Board of Health, made this rueful, brutally honest 1920 observation on the failure of masking to contain rampant influenza spread during the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic:

    The masks, contrary to expectation, were worn cheerfully and universally, and also, contrary to expectation of what should follow under such circumstances, no effect on the epidemic curve was to be seen. Something was plainly wrong with our hypotheses.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      “The spread due to the mandatory universal wearing of masks.” I couldn’t find any mention of masks in the report. ??