April 16, 2021

QUESTION ASKED: How Do Big Media Outlets So Often “Independently Confirm” Each Other’s Falsehoods?

There were so many false reports circulated by the dominant corporate wing of the U.S. media as part of the five-year-long Russiagate hysteria that in January, 2019, I compiled what I called “The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story.” The only difficult part of that article was choosing which among the many dozens of retractions, corrections and still-uncorrected factual falsehoods merited inclusion in the worst-ten list. So stiff was the competition that I was forced to omit many huge media Russiagate humiliations, and thus, to be fair to those who missed the cut, had to append a large “Dishonorable Mention” category at the end.

That the entire Russiagate storyline itself was a fraud and a farce is conclusively demonstrated by one decisive fact that can never be memory-holed: namely, the impetus for the scandal and subsequent investigation was the conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign had secretly and criminally conspired with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election, primarily hacking into the email inboxes of the DNC and Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. And a grand total of zero Americans were accused (let alone convicted) of participating in that animating conspiracy.

In their all-out effort to finally get The Bad Orange Man, a whole lot of corruption at the heart of the DNC-MSM was exposed: The New York Times’ ‘Russian Bounties’ Story Just Unraveled.

IT’S SHOTS ALL THE WAY DOWN: Pfizer and Others Are Planning for Covid Vaccine Boosters. “Vaccine makers are getting a jump-start on possible new rounds of shots, although they sound more certain of the need for boosters than independent scientists have. Pfizer’s chief executive said on Thursday that a third dose of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was ‘likely’ to be needed within a year of the initial two-dose inoculation — followed by annual vaccinations.”

QUESTION OF THE YEAR: Issues & Insights asks “why is everyone swallowing Biden’s lies”? Well, I must hasten to note that I’m not and I doubt that many Instapundit readers are, either.

That said, Biden’s approval rating is riding high in the latest survey, even though, as I&I notes: “He lies about the filibuster (National Review called them “brazen beyond belief”). He lies about the border crisis. He lies about his role in getting vaccines distributed. And everyone falls into lockstep.

“Now, we know why the mainstream press parrots everything Biden says. They are nothing more than Democratic operatives with bylines, as Glenn Reynolds puts it on his Instapundit blog. But why are corporate executives falling for it? Why are officials with sports leagues? Why are politicians in both parties bending to Biden’s reality distortion field?”


HELEN TRIED IT: There is a book listed at Helen’s Page that I read a while back called Before I Go: Preparing Your Affairs for Your Heirs. I have it sitting on one of my bookshelves and have used it from time to time to help me update a list of important information in case someone in my family needs it. It is not a very uplifting topic but the book is really good at helping you organize your financial and important documents to help your family in case you become sick or die. Though I don’t recommend the topic, I do think the book is worth a read if you ever wondered what kinds of things like bills, insurance, finances etc. your family needs to know about if something does happen to you. (Bumped)

MR. FANG FANG FACES PLENTY OF STURM UND DRANG: Eric Swalwell Learns a Hard Lesson After Picking a Fight With Marjorie Taylor Greene.

NO. NEXT QUESTION? Should pro-Trump, anti-mask teacher be fired?

MAKE THEM PAY: Professor gets $150K settlement in Islamic terrorism quiz controversy.

PUSHBACK: James O’Keefe to Sue Twitter Over Suspension Following CNN Sting Videos.

IT WAS NEVER RAVELED: The New York Times’ ‘Russian Bounties’ Story Just Unraveled.

RELIGION OR RELATIONSHIP: Morris Shane, on Colson Center’s latest “What Would You Say,” explains the big difference between Christianity and the major religions like Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. It’s one of those basic facts that critics often miss, which then leads them to critiquing straw men.

CHINA CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO SET DICTATORIAL RULES FOR THE INTERNET: China’s Dystopian “New IP” Plan Shows Need for Renewed US Commitment to Internet Governance. “Huawei’s plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls “New IP,” designed to build ‘intrinsic security’ into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the internet, and authorities can shut off an individual user’s internet access at any time. In short, Huawei is looking to integrate China’s ‘social credit,’ surveillance, and censorship regimes into the internet’s architecture.”

HEARTBREAKING: Gunman Slaughters Eight in a FedEx Operation Center in Indianapolis.

VICTORIA TAFT: Who Are the Jurors in the George Floyd Case – and Are They Safe?

LOOKS LIKE J.D. VANCE is serious about running for Senate in Ohio. “Well, I suppose that Vance’s putatitve opponents can point out that Vance is now a venture capitalist. But if Scranton Joe can point back to his relatively impoverished roots, Vance can make an even better claim. Vance really has been there and done that when it comes to living in and coming from poverty and a druggy/criminal culture. What got him out of there and to his ‘exalted venture capitalist status’ was a tour in the military as an enlisted man.”

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: How to Start a War. “Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong countries appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not.”

Enter the Biden/Harris administration.

WHAT DID BIDEN VOTERS EXPECT? Quinnipiac: Biden underwater on border issues by nearly 2-1.

Related: Fauci: Packed children at border a ‘major’ COVID concern.

UH-HUH: Pelosi Will Not Bring Supreme Court Expansion Bill To A Vote But Won’t Rule Out Court-Packing.

Pelosi is probably the best arm-twister and vote-counter on Capitol Hill since LBJ ran the Senate. If she won’t bring the court-packing bill to the floor, then she already knows it’s a no-go — at least for now.


I remember when we were supposed to wish we had Mutti Merkel in charge instead of #OrangeManBad.

THAT’S NOT AN ACCIDENT, IT’S PART OF THE PLAN: America never more politically divided than under Biden.


Related: Democrats Cannot Use Trump’s Three Justices to Justify Packing the Supreme Court. Here’s Why.

Tyler O’Neil’s article in that second link is just for our VIP members; please use the discount code LOYALTY if you’ve been thinking of becoming a supporter.

AT HELEN’S PAGE: Artist Stacy Tabb (also the web designer for Helen’s Page) has some amazing new art up (including a Jaguar print I have my eye on). You can buy directly at her website here. (Bumped)

WELL, GOOD: Democratic leaders throw cold water on proposal to expand Supreme Court.

Hey, if you want to reform the Supreme Court, there’s always my proposal.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Area Fascist Jack Dorsey Purges James O’Keefe From Twitter. “The Twitter experience is a bit less enjoyable here in the year of our Lord 2021. Especially if you are a conservative who has a habit of telling the truth about liberals.”

#RESISTANCE: Gov. Pete Ricketts Declares Nebraska a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.

THE POISONED FRUITS OF SOROS’ LABOR: Meet Kimberly Gardner, the Rogue Prosecutor Whose Policies Are Wreaking Havoc in St. Louis. “With a situation this grim, the city desperately needs competent and determined crime-fighters, but St. Louis Circuit Attorney (chief prosecutor) Kimberly Gardner remains focused not on law and order but on social justice—and on bizarre self-aggrandizement.”

FLASHBACK: The CIA serves not the United States but its own corporate interests and its partisan vision.

That was Angelo Codevilla in 2007, and boy, he was righter than even he knew.


Here’s a link to the Daily Caller’s video, if you want to bypass Sullivan’s tweet.

Related: The New York Times‘ ‘Russian Bounties’ Story Just Unraveled.

FROM HOLLY LISLE:  The Longview Chronicles.

It’s a fine interstellar line between recapture and freedom. Her one act of kindness will trigger an epic fight to restore cosmic justice.

Box set: Over 600 pages of massive intergalactic battles exposing the dark heart of a vicious, futuristic humanity.

In the deep reaches of space, escaped slave Melie longs to captain her own ship. And with a promotion on her current vessel, she’s in reach of the goal that will set her free from the rich and powerful’s brutality. But when her protégé commits treason, a failed attempt to help gets her demoted and delays her flight from the galaxy’s merciless gladiatorial system.

Dreading having her identity discovered, the jaded woman scrapes by seeking some way to improve her fate. So when a sensational public massacre stirs rebellion, Melie seizes the opportunity to enlist a misfit band of victims to spearhead the ultimate trap for the elite.

Can Melie rally her eternally persecuted peers to overthrow a ruthless regime?

The Longview Chronicles contains six books in the fast-paced The Longview Chronicles dystopian science fiction series, and doubles as the third book in the Cadence Drake series. If you like underdog heroes, sweeping galactic action, and darkly envisioned futures, then you’ll love Holly Lisle’s gripping suite of adventures.

*I’ve read this one and loved it.  Also, it’s very good value for how much book you get!

I mean I like it enough I’d like to write fanfic in the universe. Except I have a ton of my own stuff to finish! — SAH*

TO EACH HIS OWN. I LIKE SHARING A BED WITH MY HUSBAND:  Couples say this new bedroom trend is saving their marriage.

LONG OVERDUE:  Jim Jordan -vs- Dr Fauci.

EXPLODING THEIR TOTALITARIAN NARRATIVE SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED:  DeSantis Derangement Syndrome: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Insinuates Governor Was Involved In Alleged Sex Trafficking.

Do you ever wonder at the stories the left thinks plausible? Pee gate. Sex trafficking.
Do you ever wonder why?

BURN IT ALL DOWN. SALT THE ASHES:  Federal Government Caught Buying ‘Fresh’ Flesh Of Aborted Babies Who Could Have Survived As Preemies.

When a government becomes this evil? When an entrenched bureaucracy buys and sells human flesh?  Burn it down. Salt the ashes. Start again. Start with the constitution.

SECONDED AND MOTION CARRIED BY A SHOW OF HANDS AND WILD GIGGLING:  I propose the word “Covidbaggers” to describe these people.

LIKE HIS QUEST FOR HIS BRAIN: Biden’s Quest For Red Flag Laws Likely To Prove Futile.

THEY’RE PUSHING FOR A BUTCHER’S BILL. THEY THINK THEY WON’T HAVE TO PAY: Capitol Cop Won’t Face Charges For Shooting Protestor.

Justice for Ashli Babbit!  Say her name.

WOVEN, MADAME, WOVEN. I’M ESL AND I SPEAK THE LANGUAGE BETTER THAN YOU:  Biden’s UN Ambassador: ‘Sin of Slavery Weaved White Supremacy Into Our Founding Documents and Principles’.

Once more, I’d like to renew my offer to help you pack for exciting new opportunities in Cuba, China or Venezuela. And take the rest of the UN with you. We have enough native grifters and despots, thank you so much.

HOW DARE HE OPPOSE CORPORATE DIKTATS ABOUT VOTING LAWS?  ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance resigns after controversial tweets.

Hey, New York Post, his tweets aren’t controversial. Out here in America they’re common sense. Once you wrap your head around that, you start seeing that this speech suppression is doing nothing but making the rest of us (nosotros might be the most useful expression/concept in Spanish, btw) pretty ornery.

BECAUSE WE’VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH:  Hey woke corporations, you might want to check out this poll about popular support for voter ID laws.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG PEASANT:   BLM leader defends buying $1.4M Los Angeles home.

I CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION WHEN THEY DEVELOPED A GIRLISH CRUSH ON BILLY JEFF:  Scientific American joins trend, will call climate change ‘climate emergency’.

Apparently they’ve gone sillier. At this point they’re scientific about like Marxism is scientific governance.  They ain’t too American, either.

DUH. IT WAS A LIE TO TURN PEOPLE AGAINST TRUMP:  Biden Administration Doubts Russia Placed Bounties on U.S. Troops.

ORWELL WARNED US:  ‘Mistress’ becomes woke brigade’s latest target.

Bah, they’ll never suppress mistress. It’s so perfect for what goes between Mister and Mattress.

GOOD:  Free Speech Group Rallies Support For Law Prof. Tom Smith, Under Investigation For Criticizing Chinese Government.

Let me point out while I have your ear that it’s entirely possible that the Chinese Government compares unfavorably to the Nazis, on all sorts of measures, from sanity to speed and horror of genocide.
Now go ahead. You criticize the Chinese Government. Because everyone should.

I THINK “GROLAR BEARS” IS A LESS LUDICROUS NAME:  Polar bears are mating with grizzlies to become ‘Pizzly Bears’.

On a scale of zero to the end of the world, how does this stack up against “cats and dogs sleeping together?”

HEY, HEY, JACK DORSEY, HOW MANY TRUTHS DID YOU SILENCE TODAY?  Twitter Permanently Suspends James O’Keefe for Alleged ‘Platform Manipulation and Spam’ [UPDATE: O’Keefe to sue Twitter for Defamation].

Man, no wonder Jack Dorsey looks like a homeless man who sleeps under a bridge. If you were him, would you want to face yourself in the mirror every morning?

AT LEAST AT CNN THE IDEA IS TO PIVOT FROM VIRUS TO “CLIMATE” TO SCARE US:  Media finally notices that the RCP 8.5 climate model is over-hyped science fiction.

Someone needs to tell them Americans stopped buying that cr*p years ago.

LET’S BE FAIR, TO TEH GRAUNIAD ALL FORMS OF LEGITIMATE COMMERCE ARE A MYSTERY:  Guardian Climate Expose: Big Oil Companies Pay Bonuses to CEOs who Increase Profits.

AND AGAIN, MY FACE IS SHOCKED:  Today’s blacklisted American: A movie about the dark side of Planned Parenthood.

SHOCKED, SHOCKED, SHOCKED:   Seattle Schools Pick Homeless Camps Over Kids.

BEHOLD MY SHOCKED FACE:  Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis.

April 15, 2021

MARK JUDGE: As the Left Trashes Due Process, Black Men Speak Up in its Defense.

“Leftists who see any loop as a potential lynching noose have started making and selling the rope. Well, at least it’s made of hemp.”

NICK KRISTOF GETS A HINT OF A CLUE: Lessons for America From a Weird Portland: Soaring rhetoric about justice is fine. But what matters more is keeping people safe and picking up the garbage.

The “soaring rhetoric” is just a cover for the fact that they aren’t actually capable of doing their actual jobs. When you hear a mayor engaging in soaring rhetoric, potholes and homeless villages are on the way.


The local slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” but businesses boarded up to protect against rioters suggest not weirdness but melancholy. A beautiful elk statue that had presided in a park for 120 years had to be removed after its base was vandalized by protesters. Activists have defied the law and taken over a building known as the Red House, frightening neighbors.

Underscoring the concern for law and order, this year Portland is on track to reach 100 homicides, far exceeding the record of 70 set in 1987.

Life in the Blue Zones.

Related: The Racism-Free Utopia Is Rural MAGA Land. “Keep in mind that I think ‘hate crimes’ are mostly bunk. But clearly, such crimes are far more prevalent in SJW hotbeds like Seattle and Portland than they are in rural America.”

WHY IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUCH A CESSPIT OF SEXUAL ABUSE? Ex-California mayor who advocated for defunding police arrested for child sex crimes.

OPEN THREAD: Do your best.

I WAS TOLD BY ALL THE BEST PEOPLE THAT ONLY REPUBLICANS POUNCE: Sununu Lifts New Hampshire Mask Mandate, Democrats Pounce.

QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: Who Can Get the Vaccine in Your State?

THE NEW SPACE RACE: Russia is going back to the moon this year.

EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY ON THE COVID FRONT: Denmark health official faints while announcing halt of WHO-approved vaccine. “Video of the briefing shows Tanja Erichsen, the head of Denmark’s Medicines Agency, standing in front of reporters and then collapsing without warning, BBC News reported.”


“Spreading misinformation” is only bad if it hurts the establishment’s narrative. Spreading misinformation that helps the narrative is lauded and rewarded.

I THINK WE SHOULD ELIMINATE MIDDLE SEATS ALTOGETHER, JUST TO BE SAFE: Study finds that blocking seats on planes reduces virus risk.

NITA GHEI: Painful Consequences of Federal Prescription Guidelines: The CDC Guideline for opioid prescribing, five years later.

I’m shocked, shocked to learn that CDC guidelines on something were more political than scientific, and wound up making the problem worse.

NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: New Report Identifies 4 Techniques That Help Women Experience More Pleasure.

Why no research for guys?

BREAKING: James O’Keefe to Sue Twitter Over Suspension Following CNN Sting Videos.

PROGRESS TOWARD A BODY COMPUTER: Tiny wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body.

WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE OF CARRY GUNS: Springfield Armory Hellcat: One of 2020’s Top-Selling Pistols.

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: Minneapolis City Council To Offer Looting Passports.

LIVE AT 3:30PM EASTERN: ‘Five O’Clock Somewhere’ with Kruiser, Preston, VodkaPundit.

STACY MCCAIN: The Ultimate ‘Florida Woman’? It’s Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day.

Most people have forgotten who Rebekah Jones is, assuming they had ever heard of her before, but the media celebrated Jones as a “whistleblower” last year when she claimed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was manipulating his state’s COVID-19 case numbers. Jones got fired from her job at the Florida state health department. In December, police raided her home with a search warrant (photo above) and in January, she was charged with gaining “unauthorized access to state Department of Health systems in November to send an unauthorized message to employees and to download a list of contact information for approximately 19,000 people.” None of that really interests me at all, but last week I learned that Jones has moved to Maryland, where she has sought a peace order against Christina Pushaw, who in February published a devastating 2,000-word exposé about Jones.
At 9 a.m. Friday morning, there will be a hearing in a Montgomery County district courtroom about that peace order, so we have declared today to be “Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day.”

Much more at the link.

CHRISTIAN TOTO: Texas Venue Wanted to Censor Comedian Chad Prather’s Jokes.

“The last bastion of free speech in America is comedy, People have so lost that concept,” Prather said before sharing a chilling example of how some in the culture don’t see it that way.

He told Mayr how a theater outside of Austin, Texas warned him about the material a comedian on his tour shared at a recent stop.

“We don’t want your opener to tell some of the jokes he told last night.,” he said. “I said, ‘you can’t tell a comic what to do on stage.”

“Some of the people who work at the theater, they said, ‘they were kind of offended last night, and I said, ‘f*** ’em. What are you gonna do? You asked for a comedian to come in here. You can’t ask for a guy to change what he does. Lenny Bruce, George Carlin … they went to jail for comedy. We’re not going back to those days when we tell somebody what they can and cannot do,” he said.

Less shocking when you remember that it happened in the Austin area.

SKYNET SMILES: Robotic Exoskeletons Could One Day Walk By Themselves.

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: While Biden Bumbled, Putin Went on War Footing on Land and Sea.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: What do you call it when Presidentish Joe Biden talks tough while acting weak in the face of determined aggression?

Answer: We’re hoping the answer isn’t “World War III.”

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • The silliest nine seconds of video you’ll see all day
  • Remember Rebekah Jones?
  • Court-packing for dummies

Bonus Sanity: Peacefully protesting the violent rioters.

And so much more at the link, you’d have to be crazy to miss it.

THE VACCINE BAD NEWS JUST KEEPS COMING: Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months. “He also said it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the virus annually. . . . Researchers still don’t know how long protection against the virus lasts once someone has been fully vaccinated.”

So the argument for vaccination after you’ve had Covid is that they don’t know how long your post-infection immunity will last. But they also don’t know how long your post-vaccination immunity will last. I mean, I know they pushed vaccines out at great speed and that that was a major accomplishment. But with this many unanswered questions, maybe a little more humility in how they push the vaccines?

STEPHEN GREEN, MOST INTERESTED: Researchers map brain regions responsible for intoxicating effects of alcohol.

WAIT, I THOUGHT THE WALL WAS RACIST AND A MORAL OUTRAGE: Biden Admin Wins ‘Immediate Possession’ Of Private Land To Expand Border Wall.

NOBODY WANTS TO BE THE NEXT REGINALD DENNY: Immunity for running down rioters moves forward in Oklahoma.

WELL, GOOD: Scientists can now silence genes without altering underlying DNA sequence.

‘THE MODERATE LEFT IS GONE:’ Republicans line up to condemn Dems’ plan to introduce a bill to pack Supreme Court with four new justices — erasing the GOP majority.

Mondaire Jones [D-NY], who is sponsoring the bill through the House, tweeted: ‘Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows. To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt.’

He added: ‘Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.’

Not the Babylon Bee.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): If it’s “power to the people” we’re concerned about, how about going to an elected Supreme Court?

Or just follow my Supreme Court reform plan.

THE ADL SHOULD KNOW BETTER: 1,500 Rabbis Slam the ADL for ‘Grossly Misplaced Charges of Anti-Semitism.’

POWER GRAB: Senate Democrats Are Padding The Filibuster Numbers To Lie About Why They Want To Kill It.

Dog bites man.

KURT SCHLICHTER: The Coming Backlash.

They want to blind us. They want to gag us. They want us tip-toeing through the PC minefield, afraid to take a step less we trigger a detonation of cancellation.

But have you noticed the rumblings of resistance?

Have you noticed the stirrings of pushback?

For a while we had Trump to do the pushing, but with him in Florida we can now see others stepping up. Ron DeSantis is banning critical racism. Brian Kemp found some vertebrae and he’s defying Delta, Coke, and “Major League Chinaball” to demand election integrity. The other night, Tucker Carlson charged into the “replacement theory” ambush where we are not supposed to say what the Democrats explicitly say, which is that they intend to import pliable foreign peasants to replace American citizens at the ballot box (of course, sensible Latinos had other ideas, coming around to Trump significantly in 2020). The garbage media and establishment announced that this fact must not be spoken and Tucker spoke the hell out of it.

The backlash begins.

Read the whole thing.

CANCEL CULTURE IS ALL IN YOUR MIND: The Truth About ‘Papa John’ Schnatter Finally Comes Out. “‘Papa John’ Schnatter was destroyed by a lie, and the transcript of the call on which he ‘used’ the N-word reveals the truth.”


ROBERTS COURT HIGHLY FAVORABLE TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: That’s the conclusion of a new study published by The Supreme Court Review, which found the high court has ruled in favor of religious freedom 81 percent of the time since John Roberts became the Chief Justice.

That compares with just 46 percent by the infamous Warren Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and only 51 percent during the tenure of Chief Chief Justice Warren Burger, according to the study, Christian Headlines reports.

So why has the conservative majority that doesn’t include Roberts so studiously declined to accept cases that might provide credible evidence that His Fraudulency’s handlers stole the 2020 presidential election?

NEWS YOU (OR YOUR KIDS) (OR YOUR GRANDKIDS) CAN USE: Durable Trades: Professions That Have Stood the Test of Time for Hundreds of Years.

POWER THE NEXT ONE WITH NUCLEAR: NASA Takes Emergency Action to Save Dying Mars Lander. “NASA typically relies on powerful gusts of wind to clear off the solar panels on its Mars landers and rovers. But there hasn’t been a breeze in Elysium Planitia, InSight’s landing spot, so dangerous quantities of dust have piled up.”

NONSENSE. IF IT WERE BASED ON PARASITISM, THE LEFT WOULD SUPPORT IT. California county teacher training: U.S. a ‘parasitic’ system due to ‘invasion’ of white men.

CANCEL BRIE LARSON: Here We Go Again… Now Cheese Is Racist. “In this year alone, we’ve learned that trees are racist, as are fonts. Heck, even not being racist is racist!”

WELL, IT CERTAINLY DOESN’T PAY AS WELL AS RACIAL GRIFTING: While spending millions on luxury homes, BLM co-founder told college students that capitalism is ‘more tragic’ than COVID-19.

UPDATE: Via a friend:

LOCKDOWNS ARE OVER: More COVID state shutdowns unlikely, despite CDC suggestion. “When one of the nation’s top health officials this week suggested states dealing with a spring spike of coronavirus cases should ‘shut things down,’ the remark landed with a thud.”

IF COLD WAR II GOES HOT: China building space missiles and lasers to ‘blind’ US satellites, intel report says.

The Pentagon has already identified China’s growing ASAT weapons capabilities. A 2019 Pentagon report states, “Multiple attack options—cyber, electronic, or directed-energy weapons; anti-satellite missiles; or space-based weapons—enable potential adversaries to achieve a range of damaging effects.”

The portion of the report continues, stating, “China has already fielded ground-based ASAT missiles intended to destroy satellites in [Low Earth Orbit] and ground-based ASAT lasers probably intended to blind or damage sensitive space-based optical sensors on LEO satellites.”

Broadly describing China’s strategic goals, the report states the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is continuing “whole-of-government efforts to spread China’s influence, undercut that of the United States, drive wedges between Washington and its allies and partners, and foster new international norms that favor the authoritarian Chinese system.”

Biden, Inc.’s business partners are nasty people.

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