2A: The owner of Beverly Hills Guns says the crime wave that has spread to upscale areas has led to him selling a whole lot of guns to first timers needing home defense. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear, which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”
FAKEBOOK: Worth watching! [7:27] – John Stossel is suing Facebook over its biased “fact check” labels.
FAUCI: Saint Tony is finally admitting that the number of children supposedly hospitalized because of COVID are mostly hospitalized for some other reason. Children are tested for COVID as soon as they enter the hospital, even if it’s for a broken leg. Next up … Tony admits the same thing is true for adults.
Why is this happening? Apparently, the PTBs who issue all of the Left’s thinking and talking points have dictated that COVID messaging shalt now change. Two days ago, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tweeted, “For vaccinated folks amid omicron wave: The risk went from something we hadn’t really dealt with before in our lifetimes, to something that looks more like the flu. The flu can still be dangerous—but we do not reorient our lives around the flu.”
Wait, wut? Last week, that was a conspiracy theory that would get you banned on social media. Unfortunately, the jackasses making rules for school kids in Los Angeles haven’t gotten the message. They’re upping their mask requirement from cloth or surgical to N95s.
HERO: A fuel tanker collided with a bus carrying more than 60 passengers. Truck driver Sirizani Butau was one of the first people on the scene and managed to save the lives of eight passengers who had been trapped inside the bus. He suffered third degree burns and is currently being treated at a Kadoma hospital.
MASKS: In 2003, during the SARS epidemic, an Australian trade minister warned mask distributors that they could be prosecuted for suggesting surgical masks offer unrealistic levels of protection from the disease. She cited Professor Yvonne Cossart of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney, who said the masks are only effective so long as they are dry.
And this week, CNN’s Medical Analyst (and former president of Planned Parenthood) Dr Leana Wen admitted that cloth do not protect wearers from COVID-19. “Cloth masks are not appropriate for this pandemic. It’s not appropriate for Omicron. It was not appropriate for Delta, Alpha, or any of the previous variants either because we’re dealing with something that’s airborne.”
Remember: The SARS virus is also known as SARS-COVI-1, while COVID-19 is known as SARS-COVI-2. They are so closely related that people who recovered from and gained natural immunity to the first appear to be at least partially, if not wholly immune to the second.
MYOB: The article at the link tells an excellent tale about a legally exempt maskless individual who was challenged by a self-righteous Karen and sent her scurrying away in shame. It’s a good read.
“Regardless of an individual’s reasons for wearing or not wearing a face mask, do we really want to exist in a society where strangers feel they have the right to publicly demand explanations from individuals whose personal health choices they question? Do we want to live in a society where media outlets and government officials encourage and applaud this sort of behaviour?”
PRIDE AND HUMILITY: [21:07] – There is a fundamental flaw in this “pride is the opposite of humility” and “the humble think of themselves as dirty” theology. That flaw is that pride and humility are not two sides of a coin, but rather fall on a kind of number line where humility is in the middle.
On one end is traditional pride, where the individual believes, “I am better than God sees me.” On the opposite end is self-contempt, an upside down pride that, while still focused on the self says, “I am worse than God sees me.” In the middle, at the point of perfect humility, the eyes of the soul are not on the self, but on God, and the attitude is always, “I am exactly as God sees me.“
Satan is just as happy to have souls focused on how worthless they are as he is with having them focused on how great they are. In fact, I’d say he likes it better, because it is a great deal harder to cure. I saw this in our two toy poodles.
Dewey was a traditionally proud dog, a wanna-be alpha pack leader. Daisey is a timid, anxious dog who always seems to be expecting someone to yell at her. It was far easier to convince Dewey that we were the alphas of the pack than it has been to convince Daisey that she is loved and safe.
VFAUXTUS: CLICK https://twitter.com/RudyHavenstein/status/1476299585618268164 [:51] to hear VFAUXTUS give a rambling, nonsensical answer to a reporter’s question. Matt Whitlock notes that it really highlights her staff’s complaint that she “refuses to wade into briefing materials.”
WALKING THE WALK: Actor and comedian Chris Tucker turned down a $10-12 million offer to do a sequel to the hit movie Friday. He has become a born-again Christian and doesn’t want to cuss or smoke weed on camera anymore.
GRAMMY NOTES: Yesterday’s Buzz Art Challenge was “draw silver bells.” I love what Mama came up with! FYI: These challenges are coming with one art supply per day in a 12 Days of Christmas calendar from Arteza.