By Jeff Childers
Good morning, loyal C&C subscribers, it’s Sunday! Thank you for your enduring support; I couldn’t keep this up without you. Today’s bonus roundup includes: your Middle East War Briefing; jabby doctors complain about catching covid over and over and I have thoughts; more conservative counter-revolutionary news from Louisiana, which flipped red yesterday; weird string of earthquakes in Afghanistan raises eyebrows; new and improved mRNA boosters fall flat on their jabby little faces; and public health self-parody as it delivers the Hotez award.
I’m unlocking the War Briefing portion, given the pace and the importance of current world events.
🗞💬 WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY 💬🗞
🚀 Middle East War Briefing. Great news! We may have a solution to the Israeli conflict. In a dramatic press briefing in Jerusalem yesterday, Joe Biden pounded the podium, challenged Hamas leaders to a pushup contest, shouted nonsense words meant to confuse the enemy, and then proved his youthful vigor by vigorously shaking hands with a potted philodendron. Haha, just kidding. Here’s what really happened yesterday that you need to know:
Mercifully, Israel appears to be slowing down and thinking harder about its ground invasion into Gaza. Late Friday evening, the New York Times reported that signs suggest “internal debates” about the wisdom of invading Gaza (1). Citing “bad weather,” yesterday the IDF announced another delay of the ground assault — until sometime “next week” (2), presumably whenever Goldilocks says the weather is just right.
Israeli tanks can handle bullets and RPG missiles, but water? No. Israeli tanks hate water.
Some ground water in Tel Aviv, which is nowhere near Gaza. Gaza is sunny today.
Jokes aside, delay is very good news, suggesting the Israelis may be rethinking things. It’s no minor decision to delay the ground action; every hour of delay is another hour for Hamas to prepare and construct defenses. The silly ‘bad weather’ excuse is pitifully weak; Yahoo’s Gaza weather forecast calls for ‘sunny’ today, ‘scattered showers’ tomorrow, ‘mostly sunny’ Tuesday, and ‘sunny’ on Wednesday. Not exactly war-stopping storms.
So maybe the truth is the Israelis are reconsidering this whole ground invasion scheme. In the meantime, Palestinian civilians have gained significantly more time to find safety, and cooler IDF heads have more time to persuade their peers to pursue less “invasive” strategies.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Russia filed a resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for an “immediate” ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, and — importantly — for the secure release of all Israeli hostages (3). The resolution, if adopted, would “strongly condemn all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism.” Make of that what you will.
Yesterday, the IDF claimed Hamas is deliberately stopping civilians from evacuating northern Gaza (4), releasing videos showing explosions blocking the main North-South corridor and admittedly grainy drone images like this one:
And this one:
Palestinian civilians in Gaza are caught between a rageful Israeli rock and a hellish Hamas hard place. In their 2006 elections, Palestinians gave Hamas a majority, who then thanked voters and in a paroxysm of democratic fervor, promptly canceled all future elections.
It reminds me of that painfully-true Margaret Thatcher quip, you can vote in socialism, but you have to shoot your way out.
Yesterday, Israeli officials continued studying recovered Hamas battle plans (5). According to reports, the sophisticated, highly-detailed plans included explicit instructions to attack elementary schools, burn residential homes and cars, with coded orders to massacre civilians and take hostages. The elaborate plans strongly suggest state actor involvement. “I’ve never seen this kind of detailed planning” for a mass terror attack, an unnamed IDF official told NBC.
Now for the rest of today’s roundup.
💉 The tragi-comedy among the healthcare harlots continued unfolding this week. It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. (But I laughed.) Here’s how it started: Canadian anthropologist, family physician, Ottawa school board trustee, and woke feminist Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, MD, PhD, is not feeling well. Here she is, pictured in the Ottawa Citizen this year:
I want to, but I won’t say anything about her appearance, since that seems to trigger some people but — mask alert! And, the telltale eyes. Okay, I’m stopping.
On Friday, Dr. Nili tweeted her extreme vexation about getting covid again — the second time this month!
It was non-maskers’ fault. Dr. Nili was promptly and mercilessly mocked by shameless social media trolls since she is a delusional maskaholic — and still got covid twice in one month. So woke Australian doctor Claire Taylor, MBChB, BSc, a former neuroscientist who now runs a long covid clinic, sprang to Dr. Nili’s defense, and tweeted this in support:
So first, we learned that Dr. Claire, her son, and her doctor friends are all getting covid about every five weeks. If that weren’t bad enough, Dr. Claire — using Science! — has concluded it is now possible to be infected, not just frequently, but even by more than one covid variant at a time. Double covid. Triple covid. Quadruple covid. There’s really no upper limit. Covid doesn’t even wait for the last infection to end anymore.
Because there’s nothing else like covid out there. It’s unique. Apparently the human immune system is completely useless against it.
After starting that thought, Dr. Claire then wrote a 25-post thread about it, adding seven more postscripts. Last word freak.
Anyway, if you’re wondering whether the highly-credentialed ladies have considered jabbing as a possibility, the answer is both yes and no. Both doctors engaged in hand-to-hand social media combat with rude people suggesting their immune systems were destroyed by the jabs. Both doctors completely rejected the notion, because “safe and effective.” Dr. Claire claimed that unjabbed people are also getting covid all the time — but they just aren’t testing themselves like the morally praiseworthy jabbed people are.
Trust me when I tell you there is a lot of material in Dr. Claire’s 32-post thread and in the 486 responses. Since I’m short on time, go ahead and browse it for yourself if you like. It’s gold.
📈 I know what my U.S. readers must have been thinking when I reported yesterday about all the great news from Australia and New Zealand about the conservative counter-revolution. Americans were thinking, but what about us? I am happy to report your prayers were promptly answered.
Yesterday, the New York Times ran a frustrated, angst-ridden story headlined, “Jeff Landry, a Hard-Line Republican, Is Elected Governor of Louisiana.” A hard line Republican? Is that better or worse than ultra-right? But wait, it got better. Here is the sub-headline: “The victory by Mr. Landry, the state’s attorney general, secures Republican control of Louisiana after eight years of divided government.”
The NYT reported that in yesterday’s so-called “jungle primary,” a political cage-match pitted over a dozen candidates of all political affiliations against one other, former AG Landry demolished the field and stunned commenters by winning over 50 percent of the vote, which automatically eliminated the runoff.
We are ecstatic. But the Times sees nothing but grey skies on Louisiana’s horizon:
(Landry’s) victory guarantees a far-right government for Louisiana — a state where Republicans have controlled the Legislature for a decade but had faced resistance from (former Governor Bel) Edwards, who vetoed several bills, including ones targeting L.G.B.T.Q. people. It comes at a moment when the state is confronting soaring insurance rates and dwindling population numbers.
This outstanding and remarkable development was never supposed to happen. The “jungle primary” system was designed to secure a permanent democrat majority, not a unified “far-right” Republican government for Louisiana. But it gets even better. Check this out — Landry’s election proves exactly what I have long predicted is finally happening:
Mr. Landry, a confrontational litigator and politician, had won over much of the Republican base by battling Mr. Edwards and the Biden administration in court over pandemic vaccine mandates, efforts to work with social media companies to limit the spread of misleading or false theories, and environmental regulations.
During the coronavirus pandemic, he challenged vaccine and mask mandates on the local and national level for health care workers, students and federal workers, voicing skepticism even as the vaccines were proven to help stem the spread and toll of the virus.
Damned antivaxxers! And so it begins. New politicians without covid baggage, who never participated in lockdowns and mandates, who don’t have any reason to hide the jab injuries, are beginning to move into offices of authority.
That’s what must happen for accountability to follow. It’s coming. We are winning the narrative war.
🔥 I’m not saying its the End Times, I’m just saying. The BBC ran a story this morning headlined, “Afghanistan hit by third earthquake in a week.”
It’s over 3,000 now; almost triple those killed during the Hamas raid.
The headline undersold the story a little. There were four magnitude 6.3 earthquakes in Afghanistan during the last nine days: October 6th, 7th, 10th, and 14th. All the same magnitude.
I’m only a lawyer, not a geologist, but that seems weird to me. Commenters, what say you? Does this kind of thing happen all the time or is there something remarkable happening here?
Since it’s Sunday, here’s the Bible verse from Luke 21:11 that Christians are musing over these days:
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
It’s probably nothing.
💉 In possibly the best — and most under-appreciated — news this week, only 2% of Americans have taken the new-and-improved covid booster shots. Weird. Pfizer’s stock tanked on the news, briefly dropping below pre-pandemic prices.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer criminal organization, either.
People are rightfully enjoying the schadenfreude over all those wasted tax dollars and jab vials that will soon be incinerated, but I think there’s much more to the story than that.
Lat year, 18% of eligible Americans took the boosters (for some reason). This year, the public health agencies all ran the same positive propaganda, with the CDC’s Glorious Leader Mandy whatshername bravely going on TV and getting the latest, greatest booster shot* (* or a realistic-looking facsimile thereof).
I am not making this up: according to reports, Mandy tested positive for covid one month after getting her booster. And after her Paxlovid. So.
Two percent is nothing. It’s probably down to just the public health crowd and medical fetishists now.
I have two observations. Despite constant pro-jab propaganda, Americans finally seem to be wising up to the abject failure of mRNA technology. That in turn suggests that anti-jab messaging from independent sources like C&C is getting through the public-health noise. It also suggests that a lot of people probably have personal experience with bad jab outcomes now.
Did you notice that even medical-fetishizing healthcare professionals like Dr. Nili and Dr. Claire are pushing masks — not boosters?
Second, and more significantly, the wall-to-wall public health booster propaganda failed. Some believe this demonstrates the total collapse of “trust” in public health, and that may well be true. But note the difference this year: they aren’t using — because they can’t use — fear and censorship this time.
But at this point, the only tools public health has left that work are fear and censorship. And it’s not even close those would work at this point. Great job, public health experts.
💉 Oh man, this is rich. Public Health could not possibly get more tone-deaf. On Friday, the Infection Disease Society of America awarded bowtied-wonder Peter Hotez its Anthony Fauci Courage in Leadership award.
Nobody deserves the Antony Fauci Award more than Peter Hotez does, thanks to his tireless work selling defective pharmaceutical products. It’s even better than the Darwin Award.
You really can’t make this stuff up. The comments to the IDSF’s tweet were off the chain.
Next month, the IDSF intends to award Anthony Fauci the ‘Peter Hotez Courage in Coiffure Award.’ In December, Anthony Weiner will receive the ‘Elliot Spitzer Principled Leadership Award,’ and then Joe Biden gets the ‘Adolph Hitler Peace Prize.’
I can’t wait.
Have a blessed Sunday! Then catch me back here tomorrow morning to start the week off right, the Coffee & Covid way.
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