A pox on both their houses.

I have to say…

My mother’s father’s father (and I assume by extension, his entire family) was originally from Kiev. They got the hell out of Dodge and went to England. From England, they went to Canada; and from Canada, to the US. (There’s a story about how my great-grandfather illegally immigrated to the US by dressing as a workman, carrying a lunch box, and nonchalantly crossing the border with some other “guest workers” one day. Later on he “fixed” that problem with US authorities — a lot easier to do before WWI — and was granted citizenship, which made it possible for him to bring the rest of the family in from Canada. Anyway, he was legal at some point; I have his immigration papers around here, somewhere.)

And I’ll tell ya, I’m all for self-determination of peoples and all that razz-ma-tazz. What Russia is doing to Ukraine is a shanda.

But in all fairness, it sure seems like Ukraine is just as much of a hellhole as Russia, and I have zero interest in the US sticking troops or anything else in to help. The Realpolitik of our day suggests that is a job for the Euros, and even the Euros would be smart to back the fuck down. Putin is just crazy enough to nuke ’em, I think. (And the ‘rats thought Trump was nuts. 🤪)

On the other hand I do so love seeing Putin get a black eye from the Ukrainians. He may win yet, but right now they have him pretty well bogged down.

Bottom line, It’s just not our fight and we need to stay out of it, start fracking again, and finish the Keystone XL. But Brandon will never do that because it is in the best interests of the Communist, I mean, Democrat Party to weaken if not entirely destroy the United States.

And Epstein didn’t kill himself.

All that said, though, and even as a Jew, I can get behind St. Javelin of Kiev:

Seems about right.

“The fault, dear Friends, is not in our Supreme Court, / But in ourselves, who don’t understand how it works.”

I swear to shit, if I hear about one more person piss and bitch about Bret Kavanaugh and say, “I thought he was a shit choice from the start,” I’m going to start blocking people.

I don’t know anyone who wasn’t happy about the pick originally, because he was a Trump pick. That he’s become a fairly predictable liability since he was confirmed is definitely the truth. But here’s the thing. Is he ruling the way he is because he’s a closet liberal, or because he has a fine-tuned concept of what the Supreme Court’s role really is in this Republic?

The law is the law. If you don’t like the law, you have to elect legislators who will fix the law. The courts are not where you go to get that remedy, and they have said so repeatedly. Yes, the Supreme Court stayed the OSHA mandate, and rightly so, because OSHA doesn’t have the power to regulate outside the workplace. The other case was less clear, but what was clear about it is that the government has overreached and needs to be pruned back.

The real question is whether the Federal Government has overstepped its Constitutional authority. But it’s been doing that for a hundred years. Where has the Court been? We can argue that for days, but earlier Courts have let things slide because of doctrines like stare decisis. You don’t want the law to change every generation, or every time the government switches hands. You need continuity. The problem is, the continuity we have took a wrong turn at Albuquerque sometime back in the first half of the 20th Century, if not earlier.

Sometimes you just can’t overturn a rule. Sometimes rules have backing at law (regardless whether the law is a ass). The Court is not a super-legislative body; unless something is clearly an overstep of authority, all it can do is point out where the Legislative and Executive branches have fucked up and recommend by its actions that maybe that ought to get a second look by the people who were elected to make the laws and uphold them.

But for fuck’s sake, stop blaming Bret Kavanaugh for the woes of the world. The law is the law. Throw the bums out of the White House and the Congress if you want the law to change. And then damn well dog the heels of the replacements you elect to make sure they follow through.

Metabook. Not what Fuckerberg thinks it is…

Seen on MeWe.

The 6th of January

CANDLE |  ON JANUARY 6; We remember 
Ashlie Babbit, 
Brian Banks, and all men 
falsely accused, 
unjustly imprisoned,
and tortured 
by a corrupt State
to serve the whim 
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No, WISH-TV, Indiana is what’s known as a free state.

WISH-TV 8 (what used to be the local CBS affiliate until it switched to WTTV-4) publishes this screed entitled

Study shows Indiana ranks as least safe state during pandemic

I won’t bother to quote any of it, but the fact is, what this really means is Indiana is one of the free states who told the fearmongers to go fuck themselves.

We’d be more free and probably more safe if we had a governor like Florida’s, but until we get rid of Dog Daddy Holcomb, we’re sort of fucked in that department.

At any rate, I’m not vaxxed, I don’t wear masks, I don’t socially-distance, and I haven’t been sick since November 2019, when I assume I had an early round of WuFlu before anyone knew what it was.

So fuck you, WISH-TV 8, and fuck the pollster I never fucking heard of before, too.  This is clearly a skewed political survey meant to make blue states look better than red states, if you get into the methodology and the numbers used.  And it probably uses the death numbers that are already suspect because of the “died from/died with COVID-19″ distinction, along with the fact that the PCR tests couldn’t tell the difference between the flu and the WuFlu, so every positive test was presumed to be WuFlu.

Vaccination? I think NOT.

People with brains that aren’t completely full of mush have been saying this all along, but here we are almost two years in (and indeed, just over two years since I had a two-week bout of something that, if it wasn’t the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was something pretty damn near like it) and this news still can’t seem to get mainstream press.

If You’ve Had COVID You’re Likely Protected for Life

If you’ve had COVID-19, even a mild case, major congratulations to you as you’ve more than likely got long-term immunity, according to a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine. In fact, you’re likely to be immune for life, as is the case with recovery from many infectious agents — once you’ve had the disease and recovered, you’re immune, most likely for life.

Let’s Go Brandon!

IT’S A FUCKING COLD.  THEY ARE LYING TO YOU BECAUSE THEY WANT TO CONTROL YOU.  AND THEY’RE SUCCEEDING, YOU FUCKING FOOLS.

Fuck Joe Biden, and the Ron Klain he rode in on.

The truth you claim to be true, Ron Klain, is actually a bald-faced lie.

Ron Klain wouldn’t know the truth if it kicked him in the face.  Which would improve his looks, by the way.  Not by much, but still.

I’m ashamed to say this cocksucker went to my high school.

And whoever is writing tweets for his boss is also a dick with no compassion whatsoever.

These Communists need to be removed immediately from positions of power and never allowed to hold jobs in the public service again…except maybe as dog catchers or outhouse cleaners.  Nah, just outhouse cleaners, dogs haven’t done anything to deserve this sort of treatment.

Envision Karnak the Magnificent.

[Closes eyes, raises hand to forehead, intones]

A pack of dogs, a carton of cigarettes, and Joe Biden.

*rip*

*puff*

[Theatrically pulls card out of envelope, and reads]

Some mutts, some butts, and a putz.

Yes, motherfuckers, they knew this in 2005.

Anthony Fauci is a fucking quack who should have been fired when he lied about AIDS transmission and failed to develop a vaccine for HIV — which was his fucking mandate back in the late 1980s when he took the job he still holds to this day.

But let’s talk about one of his biggest lies that probably killed thousands of people during our most recent SARS episode — that Hydroxychlorquine had no affect on SARS-CoV-2 infections and anyone who said so was a fucking liar.

Look in the mirror much, Tony?  You fucking incompetent asshole.  Because THIS ARTICLE WAS ON THE NIH WEBSITE ALL ALONG.

Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread

Abstract

Background

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV). No effective prophylactic or post-exposure therapy is currently available.

Results

We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.

Conclusion

Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.

Keywords: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, chloroquine, inhibition, therapy

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