Quote O’ The Day:
People misunderstand, this is a very powerful and clear ruling:
The Supreme Court just ruled that anyone who seeks to uphold the Constitution, or seeks justice and fair elections (or even just a fair hearing) must seek it extrajudicially. It may be the most clarifying ruling in a decade.
–Dr. Lance Pearson


The U.S. was founded on the premise that it would be a nation under the ‘Rule of Law’ defined as: “whereby all members of a society (including those in government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes.” —The Oxford English Dictionary

Well, when – at least – 3 justices on the Supreme Court pretty much lit into to rest of the court for

1 Deciding not to hear a case due to the plaintiff purportedly not having ‘standing’ before the election was certified and then-
2 Deciding that since the election had been certified that the case was moot

what we now have confirmed is that the U.S. court system, and thus our whole system of justice, and our civil rights, is actually under the ‘Rule of Man’ now; arbitrary and subject to the whims of the powerful.

Don’t bet on the court ruling that whatever the goobermint really likes, like any of the latest batch of gun control laws – if passed – is unconstitutional.

Betty put it this way:

Quote O’ The Day

“When you put a politicized, flip-flopping weasel like Anthony Fauci out front as your representative, people will trust you less. That’s disastrous for public health, whose chief asset is public trust, but public health has chosen politics over doing its job well, as have most of our institutions.” -Glenn Reynolds


When the Anthrax vaccine, authorized under an FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization –just like the 2 primary Covid vaccines have been authorized) came out, the military – at first – required servicemembers to get the shot. After a lawsuit, the courts decision was that when a drug came out under a EUA, that taking it was voluntary and a servicemember could simply (and without consequence) “Just say No!”.


Thousands of service members saying no to Covid vaccine: Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine.

WASHINGTON — By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the Covid-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will persuade troops to get the shot.

Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine. Military leaders searching for answers believe they have identified one potential convincer: an imminent deployment. Navy sailors on ships heading out to sea last week, for example, were choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding 80 percent to 90 percent.

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Quote O’ The Day:

So, remember last summer when Antifa and Black Lives Matter were burning down cities, assaulting a federal courthouse, destroying police precinct headquarters and beating Trump supporters on the streets of the nation’s capital?

That was when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused National Guardsmen dispatched to protect the courthouse in Portland, Oregon, of acting like “storm troopers.”

But that was then and everything changed on January 6. Now, the Capitol looks like an armed camp. Madame Speaker will only give up those guardsmen when, to paraphrase Charlton Heston, they are pried from her cold, dead fingers (speaking metaphorically, of course).—-Mark Tapscott

Quote O’ The Day:
“Right now, there is no legal way to deny them the right if they legally purchased them, but we can in fact make a major effort to get them off the street and out of the possession of people.

Comment O’ The Day:
” ‘We can’t legally do it but we’ll do our best to do it any way’ ??
This is a confession.”


Biden calls for gun law reforms on the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting

On Sunday, the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting, President Joe Biden urged lawmakers to propose and pass gun reform laws to “make a change” in the United States.

A lone gunman armed with an AR-15 opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, killing 17 students and staff members.

Biden, in a Sunday statement from the White House, promised that his administration will act to reform gun control laws and “will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call.”

“We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer,” Biden said. “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”

“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” his statement continued. “The time to act is now.”

In 2019, Biden said he would institute a buyback program to get assault weapons “off the street.”

“That’s not walking into their home, walking through their door and going through the gun cabinets, etc.,” Biden said. “Right now, there is no legal way to deny them the right if they legally purchased them, but we can in fact make a major effort to get them off the street and out of the possession of people.”

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I opined that a month after SloJoe was sworn in that we’d see a miracle.
Well, it only took 3 weeks.


Tips for Healthy & Safe Travel In New Mexico

Salient Quote:
NOTICE FOR ALL TRAVELERS: Effective February 11, New Mexico will no longer require self-quarantine for visitors arriving into the state from “high-risk” states. Visitors from anywhere outside of the state will instead by strongly advised to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and to seek out a COVID-19 test upon their arrival in or return to New Mexico……..

 

Utah Axes Gun-Permit Requirement.

Residents of Utah will soon be able to carry concealed guns without a permit.

Governor Spencer Cox (R.) will sign legislation into law this week to eliminate the permit requirement, his spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. The act will allow any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a gun under his or her clothes while in the state. Convicted felons, those adjudicated mentally ill, and other people prohibited from owning a gun are excluded from the policy.

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“One thing that’s odd about today’s Gentry Class. They don’t just want to rule over the working class, they actively want to make the working class’s life worse.” —Professor Glenn Reynolds

We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both.”
–Shoshana Zuboff, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School

“I am coming to this realization since the 6th: They are afraid. They are terrified of us. They know they stole it, they know we know – we’ve been going on about it loudly enough – and they have no idea why we simply haven’t shown up in numbers and stretched their necks. It’s what they would have done a while ago were they us. And they have no understanding whatsoever of this “deep commitment to civilization under law” that still protects them, thus no idea when it might finally dissolve under all their abuse. Many clues point to a lot of them genuinely thinking their time had come on the 6th, and they’ve been overreacting ever since. They are terrified of us, and it’s making them stupid.

Siccing a couple divisions’ worth of Army National Guard on DC was merely ham-handed. Siccing the FBI on the Army National Guard when they belatedly realize a lot of these guys with guns don’t like them is moronic. Either you trust their oath or you don’t (and in general these Guard people are more serious than average about oaths, another thing the Dems utterly don’t grok.) And if you don’t, you should have thought of that before you built a frigging wall around yourselves and brought them in to guard it with guns.

Morons.

How much stupider will their next move be? I’ll admit to deriving some morbid amusement from all this. Can’t think of a more deserving bunch of people to live in self-induced terror! At least till they manage to get a whole bunch of people shot, because they’re panicked and clueless and have no idea what they’re doing.

Then it won’t be funny at all anymore.”——‘Porkypine’

“Boycott the inauguration. Don’t acknowledge it, don’t view it, don’t listen to it, ignore it. Make the ratings tank. It is the most powerful thing we can do. That includes not protesting it, which sends several messages while preventing anything but a staged incident that could be used to further cement their power and erode our remaining freedoms.” – Laughing Wolf

Larry Correia

The left spent the last year demonstrating that “fiery but mostly peaceful” gets results. It was only a matter of time before angry people on the other side learned from that.
I’ve said before that to the left political violence is a knob that can be turned up and down, from blocking traffic and rioting and arson all the way up to murder. But generally the right has thought of it as a switch that goes from Vote to ******* Kill Everybody.
Only today it appears that a whole bunch of people on the right are trying out that knob.
Buckle up. Things are going to get weird.

 

“The right to self-defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine the right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”St. George Tucker

Remember the reason for the season.

Merry Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


MILESFORTIS will return

Remember “Follow the Science.” ?

Public trust is the public health community’s most vital asset. Why do they seem so eager to squander it?


Fauci says he’s been intentionally moving goal posts on herd immunity estimates.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, admitted in a new interview that he’s been intentionally moving the goal posts on his recommendations regarding herd immunity based on what he thinks the American people are ready to hear.

Herd immunity, or the percentage of a population that acquires resistance to the coronavirus through infection or vaccination, has been widely estimated at roughly 60 to 70 percent for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Dr. Fauci, a member of the White House’s coronavirus response, also cited that number in the beginning of the pandemic but said it would be about “70, 75 percent” in an interview about a month ago, The New York Times reported. Last week, he reportedly told CNBC “75, 80, 85 percent” and “75 to 80-plus percent.”

Dr. Fauci told The Times in an interview published Thursday that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that the American public was ready to receive the information, which is that 70-90% herd immunity should be achieved before the country can go back to normal.

He said he hesitated to state a number as high as 90% weeks ago because many Americans still seemed skeptical about vaccine.

“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” Dr. Fauci, who took his first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, told The Times. “Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.

“We need to have some humility here,” he added. “We really don’t know what the real number is. I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent.”

Dr. Fauci said he wouldn’t state that number because it would potentially discourage Americans from getting the vaccine, The Times reported

There’s something Eric Hoffer said: ‘Intellectuals cannot operate at room temperature.’ There always has to be a crisis–some terrible reason why their superior wisdom and virtue must be imposed on the unthinking masses.
It doesn’t matter what the crisis is. A hundred years ago it was eugenics. At the time of the first Earth Day a generation ago, the big scare was global cooling, a big ice age. They go from one to the other. It meets their psychological needs and gives them a reason for exercising their power.
” —Thomas Sowell, 2004


Joe Biden’s climate agenda is all about creating a crisis — not actually fixing one.

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even a worse thing to manufacture.

Although Joe Biden obviously disagrees. Creating an unwarranted sense of drama and urgency around climate change is central to his approach — to catalyze action unsupported by the facts or common sense.

In announcing his climate and energy team the other day, the president-elect declared climate change a crisis requiring a “unified national response.” Going even further, he called it “an existential threat of our time,” a frankly preposterous claim if taken literally, or even seriously.

To maintain that increasing global temperatures are a threat to human existence itself entails ­believing that human beings — an endlessly adaptive species that has drastically increased its own life span over the last century — will be snuffed out if the planet gets a few degrees hotter.

If the worst comes, and sea levels rise significantly, we won’t move away from the coasts and find better ways to control flooding. If summers get much hotter in places unaccustomed to it, we won’t invest more in air conditioning. If droughts markedly increase, we won’t husband our water resources more intelligently. If some areas become uninhabitable, we won’t leave for more hospitable climes.

No, a humanity that is wealthier and more technologically proficient than ever will be content to expose itself to the worst depredations of nature that it has done so much to master over the last millennium.

This is a laughable account of how the world works.

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December 14, 1972, just after midnight, Eastern Standard Time.

“I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just say what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind; Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.” –Eugene Cernan

…”That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….

When you obviously can’t rely on the process we use to determine the consent of the governed anymore, what does that say about our obligations to temporal authority?” — Robert Shibley