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Democrats target new SCOTUS nominee’s adopted kids

When Democrats can’t pin a sexual harassment charge on a conservative SCOTUS nominee as they did with Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, just make awful accusations that the upcoming nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, illegitimately adopted two Haitian kids.

That’s what former staffer and Democrat activist Dana Houle decided to do. This brave keyboard warrior tweeted (and deleted) the disgraceful smear in the picture above.

Never mind that in the 2017 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett said of one of those adopted kids, “Vivian is our miracle.” She was so ill when they adopted her at 14 months of age that doctors doubted she would ever walk or speak. “Today Vivian is a track star, and I assure you she has no trouble talking.”

Maybe Houle was inspired by the Newsweek article that sought to disparage her religious beliefs. The magazine ended up retracting its baseless attack.

Don’t these lunatics realize they are actually helping the monster they created to do another four years?

As we continue to say, the Democrats are making the best possible argument as to exactly why they are far from a credible alternative.

Leave the kids out of it.

Most reliable indicator of fear surrounding COVID-19 is not what you think

Our trip to the Aldi supermarket in the affluent suburb of Mosman in Sydney, Australia last Saturday revealed one immutable truth. That even the elderly have absolutely no concerns about social distancing when fighting over limited supplies of Lacura face creams that were on the ‘special buys’ list. We think this is probably the most accurate indicator of “fear” surrounding COVID-19 – absolutely none. We’ve seen more crowded Japanese subway carriages at peak hour.

Forget hand sanitiser, masks and respecting social distance. Just push, jostle, elbow, bustle and fight to the death to lay one’s hands on a $19 moisturizer. It felt like toilet paper rationing all over again.

Forgive the preamble.

We have analysed the latest COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of state populations across America and Australia to get a feel for the reality and check whether media hysteria is unfounded.

New York State was the worst of all, representing 3x the national average. 10 of the top 17 states with rates above the national average were Democrat controlled (blue columns).

In aggregate, c.121,000 have died under Democrat-controlled states and 78,400 under Republican-controlled states (red columns) as at Sept 21, 2020 according to CDC data.

We also note that Victoria, a state in Australia, has a death rate that still remains extremely low on a relative basis (despite being 10x the rest of the country combined) yet has some of the harshest lockdown laws.

Comparing Victoria to US states that imposed no lockdowns at all, the numbers don’t justify a draconian curfew. Utah has a population about half that of Victoria and a death toll from COVID at 50% of Victoria, despite no lockdown imposed at all. One could make a case for population density but why does NSW have 1/10th the death toll with similar demographics and a relatively open economy?

Note that all US states that had no lockdown had death tolls at least half the national average. Every single one is Republican-controlled.

In America, 99.94% of the country has no succumbed to coronavirus. In Victoria, 99.99% of the state population hasn’t died from it. In Australia 99.997% of citizens have managed to survive.

The data is self explanatory. US deaths are at 1/3rd the levels at the peak but the media can’t stray from the narrative that the risks of a new wave are around the corner. No. The virus remains contagious but not that virulent. Someone mentioned an election soon…

We shall be updating more data in coming days. Suffice to say, economies should be reopened and special attention paid to protecting more vulnerable members of society (who clearly weren’t at Aldi Mosman).

Scientific American endorses Biden – first time in 175 years

Wow. Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden. This is the first time the magazine has backed a presidential candidate in 175 years. We think it may live to regret its move. The magazine has merely exposed the deep partisan bias and confirmed again how much of scientific academia and media leans left. Why?

The editors closed with,

It’s time to move Trump out and elect Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science.”

If we listened to Joe Biden’s ‘Moses and the 10 Commandments’ speech the other day, it was full of unsubstantiated hyperbole about the risks of higher incidences of floods, hurricanes and wildfires if Trump is reelected despite the fact that under the current administration, harmful GHG emissions have fallen by the largest absolute number ever in 2019 according to the IEA.

For a magazine that rests its laurels on “following the data” and “being guided by the science”, perhaps it missed the UNIPCC’s March 2018 report on weather extremes (with respect to anthropogenic induced global warming) which noted:

…There is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale phenomena such as tornadoes and hail because of data inhomogeneities and inadequacies in monitoring systems…in some regions droughts have become less frequent, less intense, or shorter, for example, in central North America and northwestern Australia. There is limited to medium evidence available to assess climate-driven observed changes in the magnitude and frequency of floods…low confidence for the attribution of any detectable changes in tropical cyclone activity to anthropogenic influences..low confidence in projections of changes in extreme winds.. low confidence in projections of changes in monsoons…low confidence in wave height projections…overall low confidence because of inconsistent projections of drought changes…low confidence in projected future changes in dust storms…low confidence in projections of an anthropogenic effect on phenomena such as shallow landslides.

Perhaps the editors missed the questionnaire posted by the UN Interacademy Council committee on its website which invited interested parties to respond to the scientific processes at the IPCC during the compilation of the gold standard climate bibles? These were some of the responses;

some of the lead authors…are clearly not qualified to be lead authors.” (p.16)

There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient scientific competence to do anything useful. This is reasonable if it is regarded as a learning experience, but in my chapter…we had half of the [lead authors] who were not competent.” (p. 138)

The whole process…[is] flawed by an excessive concern for geographical balance. All decisions are political before being scientific.” (p. 554)

half of the authors are there for simply representing different parts of the world.” (p. 296)

Lest anyone think that people from less affluent countries were being unjustly stereotyped,

The team members from the developing countries (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality, we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.” (p.330)

The founders of Scientific American must be rolling over in their graves. If their scientific rigour is as sound as their endorsement then Trump has even more chances to secure reelection.

This should be seen as a rejection of Trump not an endorsement for Biden.

Who uses a fax machine?

How can anyone have confidence in Victorian Premier Dan Andrews when the government had been relying on a contact tracing method which utilized pen, paper and a fax machine? What happened to the super computer that has spat out the ridiculous numbers that have impacted so many Victorians?

Pretty much every other state uses QR codes to register when people have visited certain establishments. Only now Victoria plans to enter the digital age. Why didn’t Andrews call up NSW Premier Gladys Beijiklian and asked who developed hers?

Presumably Andrews can hire people to manually input the names, numbers and emails of those establishments and be able to trace after 3 weeks.

What could possibly go wrong? Johannes Leak’s cartoon is so on point.

Forget corona science. Just Flash your cash in QLD

What a farce. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young has openly stated that border restrictions have a price. Letting in Tom Hanks or the AFL could bring a lot of money into the state.

A young woman living in Canberra – a city which has had no corona cases in 60 days – can’t attend her father’s funeral in Queensland.

So essentially it has nothing to do with science.

These people are totally unqualified for the positions they hold.

Don’t the left embrace the policies of compassion?

Queensland Premier Palaszczuk is up to her double standards again.

Four children living south of the Queensland border are not being given group access to see their dying father who is hospitalized there.

Actor Tom Hanks can freely come and self quarantine in style, but these children may miss the chance to say good bye to their old man.

We don’t begrudge the Hollywood star’s ability to chill on his own dime, but how low is the contagion risk of young kids living in an area where there are few coronavirus cases? Where is the risk?

AFL stars from the most infected state in the country were given an all expenses paid jolly courtesy of the Queensland taxpayer. Never mind that some got into a 3am brawl outside a strip club. Forget social distancing. Just punish a family coping with the traumatic future that lies ahead by wrapping them in red tape.

Queensland Health responded as follows:

We understand and sympathise that this a very difficult time and there are challenges. Queensland’s current border restriction are in place for one purpose – to save lives.

(Except if you’re a celebrity or a footy player).

We thought that Victorian Premier Dan Andrews was heartless. Palaszczuk is vying for that prize.

Aren’t the left wing parties supposed to be the ones that preach human compassion at all costs?

We sincerely hope that the good people of Queensland turf her government at the election next month.

Brilliant – San Franciscans suspend hair dryers outside Nancy Pelosi’s home

Watch: Protesters String Up Curlers, Hair Dryers Outside ...

We must applaud the actions of San Franciscans calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s utter hypocrisy and double standards.

A group of angry constituents decided to suspend hairdryers from trees outside her San Francisco home to rub salt into her wounds after she threw the hair salon owner under the bus with a legal letter after claiming she was “set up.

Yes, Speaker Pelosi, Americans are sick and tired of having to live by strict rules that you don’t believe you have to. Some pigs are more equal than others.

As trivial as a hair wash and blow out is in the grand scheme of things, it proves why citizens – forced into lockdown – have every right to be deeply sceptical about all of the hysteria pushed by politicians who constantly claim they are a hair’s breadth from losing the battle to contain the virus.

For more of Nancy Pelosi’s sycophantic behaviour, please click here.

White silence is violence?

At what point do diners have to put up with such harassment? That innocent restaurant patrons looking to eat are complicit for not joining the mob?