486 days into the “Pandemic”
With the Covid-19 restrictions going on in some places, it is now day 486; most Americans don’t understand they are slowly losing their rights; some Americans are actually willing to give up their rights for “safety”. I understand people are dying from the Coronavirus, and my prayers and condolences go out to their families, but, just because people pass away doesn’t mean life should stop. Sure, it’s okay to mourn and take a break to recover from the loss of a loved one, but we still have to go back to work. We still have to pay our bills and take care of our families.
When it comes to lockdowns and restrictions, it’s safe to say that most progressives, liberals, and Democrats are pro-lockdown and pro-mask mandate. They will say things like, “it’s for a good cause, and it will save lives.” Is it really, though? Is it really for a good cause, and are lives really being saved?” It is safe to say that most Americans, 97%, wore a mask during the earlier stages of the pandemic, before the vaccine was available to the public and some are still wearing on to this day. It’s literally impossible to get every American to wear a mask. Experts said that “Mask will prevent” the spread of Coronavirus, but cases were still drastically going up every day in the earlier stages of the pandemic. Early in the pandemic Dr. Fauci even said, “Nobody should be wearing a mask and that it won’t stop the tiniest of droplets.” What changed Dr. Fauci?
I also don’t understand how lockdowns are “for a good cause.” There was a study, and it concluded that 20%+ of small businesses in the United States are gone and never coming back. So, where is the “good cause” of the single mother owning a hair salon not being able to pay her mortgage or put food on the table for her kids? Where is the “good cause” in an elderly couple owning an antique store for 50+ years and then having to shut down for good, and now they are unable to pay their bills? Where is the “good cause” in a family-owned dinner having to close for good, and now they can’t pay their bills, pay their employees, or are unable to put away money in their kid’s saving account for college? The Coronavirus isn’t just killing people; it’s taking away their livelihood as well.
We have to come to reality with ourselves, people aren’t just dying of Coronavirus. Since the pandemic started, cases of suicide, drug overdoses, spouse abuse, and alcohol abuse are up drastically. The lockdown has dangerous psychological effects as well. People are suffering from depression from not being able to see their family, being jobless, not being able to pay their bills, losing family members, or just being isolated and alone has had a toll.
We have seen people who act very authoritarian in which they are promoting pro-mask mandate, pro-mandatory vaccine, and pro-vaccine ID to get a job or travel. However, when it comes to abortion they want to chant “MY BODY, MY CHOICE,” They claim they are only acting authoritarian because they “value human life”, and want to “save lives” but they want to be granted the right to take the life of an unborn child. They chant, “My body! My choice,” but they want to make you wear a mask and take the vaccine. Does “My body, my choice” not apply here? We have also seen an expansion of the surveillance state and the fact-checkers monitoring your life to ensure you aren’t posting “misinformation.”
Also, the same people who act in this same manner tell you, “if you open your business or go out, you’re killing grandma,” but these same people have been caught on social media at house parties with many people, not social distancing, and not wearing a mask. These people are the same people who were rioting and burning down cities during the George Floyd riots. It was okay to go out and riot in the name of “justice,” but you, the hard-working American, are not allowed to open your small business or have it fully functional to the public. These people also like to say that the riots were not “super spreader events or didn’t cause the cases of Coronavirus to go up.” First off, how do you even determine what’s a super spreader event is? You are still around a ton of people and not social distancing.
Next, we were told that hospitals were like “warzones,” but every time other people or I have driven by them, they are completely empty. We have seen countless videos of tik-tok nurses dancing in empty hospitals. I don’t know about you, but I found this very disrespectful toward the ones who have lost their lives during this pandemic. For example, my father’s brother passed away not too long ago, and the kids weren’t able to see their dad at all in the hospital until he passed. Oh, by the way! He didn’t have COVID either. He passed away from something else. I understand some nurses are working tirelessly and are busting their butts, but the hospitals weren’t like “warzones.” It’s a real disgrace to say you’re operating in a warzone, and then you go posting videos of your entire staff dancing.
Finally, we have seen government overreach in their powers. First off, who is the government to decide whether I’m “essential or non-essential?” The last time I checked, we are all essential because we all have to pay our bills and put food on the table for our families. For example, I’ve seen a small diner shut down and not allowed to be open, while a big cooperation restaurant down the street was allowed to operate. What is the reason for that, you may ask? It’s because they are big corporations and are probably Democratic party donors. Next, we saw and still see governors being really hard on religious groups such as churches and houses of worship, while they are at ease with secular groups. Last time I checked, the first amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Most of these rogue Governors who have acted hostile toward religious groups have had all their orders shot down by federal judges. The same Governors that told you that you weren’t able to go outside, weren’t allowed to open your business, and enforced curfews, were caught violating their own orders!
In conclusion, Americans need to wake up and realize what is slowly among us. They need to realize we are slowly losing our rights, and eventually, we aren’t going to have any more rights. Pretty soon, we are going to live in a country where you’re going to have to get a vaccine passport to return to work or travel, be a slave to the state, be put on a universal income, be told when you can open your business, and wear a mask forever. These rights are slowly being taken away, and they are given to us by our Creator, God, and nobody can take them away. I understand that COVID has killed people and my prayers go out to their families, but we have to be real with ourselves. Life doesn’t stop because people die. People die every day. People die of natural causes, aging, drug overdose, suicide, car accidents, diseases, hunger, etc. We were told “15 days to slow the spread,” and now we are at day 486, and we are still are not really back to normal. We have to realize that not every American is going to wear a mask; it’s the same concept of us not having the same values or beliefs, but at the end of the day, we have to live with each other, work with each other toward the same goal and make sure this country is left in the best condition possible for our children. Here is a quote before I sign off:
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”– Benjamin Franklin
POLL: Voters have increasing doubts about Biden health, mental fitness
A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows just 44 percent of voters approve of Biden’s job performance, and 46 percent say he’s “mentally fit.”
Voters have increasing doubts about the health and mental fitness of President Joe Biden, the oldest man ever sworn into the White House, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
Only 40 percent of voters surveyed agreed with the statement that Biden “is in good health,” while 50 percent disagreed. That 10-percentage-point gap — outside the poll’s margin of error — represents a massive 29-point shift since October 2020, when Morning Consult last surveyed the question and found voters believed Biden was in good health by a 19-point margin.
Asked whether Biden is mentally fit, voters are almost evenly split, with 46 percent saying he is and 48 percent disagreeing. But that negative 2-point margin stands in stark contrast to Biden’s numbers lastOctober, when voters believed he was mentally fit by a 21-point margin.https://bea6cc9e18caeb2dfe24debcd71c41b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
The poll questions are part of a long battery of attributes about which voters were asked to rate Biden — the same battery employed multiple times during Donald Trump’s presidency, and asked about both candidates last fall, prior to the 2020 presidential election.
The new polling comes amid persistent questions about whether Biden — who turns 79 on Saturday — will run for reelection in threeyears and as Democrats have grown increasingly concerned with the party’s gerontocracy. Biden says he will run again, but some longtime allies have raised doubts. Even “Saturday Night Live” recently ribbed Biden over whether he was “lucid.”
The most intense scrutiny of Biden’s age and his verbal miscues had previouslybeen limited to conservative news outlets and social media, said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who has surveyed for Biden.
“They’re running a very aggressive campaign on this, and it’s bleeding over into the mainstream a little,” Lake said. “By and large, the people who believe this are Trump supporters anyway or they’ve been exposed to the right-wing disinformation machine.”
To Lake’s point, the Morning Consult poll generally shows that Trump voters and Republicans generally believe Biden is neither physically nor mentally fit, and Biden voters believe the opposite. However, independents — by a margin of 23 points — don’t agree that Biden is mentally fit now.
Before last year’s election, independents and voters overall believed Biden was more physically and mentally fit than Trump, whose mismanagement of the pandemic damaged his campaign as the Biden campembraced social distancing and mostly eschewed large events.
But with Trump gone as a foil for now, Biden is more in the spotlight than ever, and his overall approval rating began collapsing with the bloody withdrawal from Afghanistan. The ravages of the coronavirus Delta variant, congressional squabbling and public perceptions about the economy also contributed to Biden’s troubles.
The new Morning Consult poll shows 44 percent give Biden a positive job approval rating and 53 percent disapprove. Biden’s approval rating is essentially unchanged over the past two weeks — it was 46 percent last week and 45 percent the week prior — since the passage of the infrastructure bill in Congress earlier this month.
A recent Harvard-Harris poll found that 53 percent of voters said they had doubts about Biden’s fitness and 47 percent did not. Asked if Biden is too old to be president, 58 percent said he was and 42 percent said he was fit enough.
PolitiFact Refuses to Correct Claim that Rittenhouse Illegally Possessed Gun After Judge Dismisses Charge
The “fact-checking” outlet Politifact is defending its August 2020 claim that Kyle Rittenhouse’s possession of an AR-15 was not “perfectly legal,” even though the gun charge against Rittenhouse was dismissed by Judge Bruce Schroeder.
On August 28, 2020 – just three days after Rittenhouse had used the rifle on the streets of Kenosha – Politifact Wisconsin tweeted, “A Facebook post says, ‘At 17 years old Kyle (Rittenhouse) was perfectly legal to be able to possess that rifle without parental supervision.’ That’s False.”
The tweet linked to a PolitiFact article, which said:
In an Aug. 27 post, one Facebook user said it was “perfectly legal” for Kyle Rittenhouse — who was arrested in Antioch, Ill., after fleeing Wisconsin — to brandish an assault-style rifle on the streets of Kenosha.
“Carrying a rifle across state lines is perfectly legal,” the poster said. “Based on the laws I can find of this area at 17 years old Kyle was perfectly legal to be able to possess that rifle without parental supervision.”
The PolitiFact article zeroed in on the phrase “perfectly legal” and opined, “Is that true? State law suggests not.”
Whether Rittenhouse violated Wisconsin law by possessing a firearm underage is the subject of ongoing litigation. But the Facebook post claimed that it was “perfectly legal” for the teenager to carry an assault-style rifle in Kenosha.
At best, that’s unproven. At worst, it’s inaccurate. Either way, we rate the post False.
On November 15, 2021, Breitbart News noted that Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the firearms charge against Rittenhouse, siding with the Defense’s claim that the law is only applicable if Rittenhouse carried a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR).
The prosecution admitted that Rittenhouse was not carrying an SBR.
Despite the dismissal, PolitiFact is standing by its claim that it is “false” to say Rittenhouse’s possession was “perfectly legal.”
The day after Schroeder dismissed the gun charge PolitiFact added an editor’s note to its piece. The note pointed to Associated Press reporting, Wisconsin lawmakers’ intentions, and claims that PolitiFact knew all along that there was a possible exception for rifles.
The editor’s note ended by saying, “These subsequent events show the grey areas of local gun laws — hardly a case of something being ‘perfectly legal.’ Our fact-check remains unchanged.”