Until it isn’t.
We were told the science was settled. (And that we could play our radio at a reasonable volume.)
• The U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that Covid-19 probably did, after all, originate at a Chinese lab in Wuhan. Wooo hooo!
• After reviewing 65 studies, The Lancet medical journal concludes that immunization caused by prior infection is at least as good as two doses of mRNA vaccines. (“Three years late!“)
• Now for your platinum subscriber bonus: masks do little good!
• Only for you platinum+ plus subscribers (invisible to everyone else!): Closing schools did more harm than good.
The Werkes has its own baseball pitch/basketball shot clock. We try to keep each individually wrapped blogge to 600 words or fewer. This one is 517 words.
Democracy dies in Groupthink
More disturbing is the groupthink capitulation of the news media to experts. Yes, quote them. But don’t canonize them! Time was when news reporters were a skeptical bunch — cynics like the Front Page’s Hildy Johnson. If the candidate says his mother loves him, check with the mother. (Did George Santos even have a mother?)
“As late as May 2021, the New York Times’ science and health reporter … was calling any mention of the lab theory as “racist.” She embodies the model of the new “advocacy journalism” at the Times, law prof Jonathan Turley reports.
When Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested a lab leak and raised doubts about Beijing’s claim that it had originated in an animal wet market, the media conformity caucus immediately derided Mr. Cotton for peddling a “conspiracy theory” that had been “debunked,” as the Washington Post put it at the time.— Wall Street Journal
→ Someone tell the Pointy-Haired Boss! Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 53% of black people agree “It’s OK to be white.” What’s up with the other 47%? At least 66% agreed that “black people can be racist, too.” (More here.)
John Nichols defends a certain candidate for WI Supreme Court for “speaking frankly about her Wisconsin values.” Those values being, abortion up to and during birth, reversing court decisions upholding legislative district maps, vetoing Act 10 from the bench, killing school choice, restricting the 2nd Amendment, and riding the left’s “bail reform” bandwagon. (Janet Protasiewicz gave no jail time to rapist who abducted teenager. Read & Weep.)
We’re talking more than over-arching judicial philosophy. State AG Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit in June 2022 that WILL get to the state supreme court.
Wisconsin Eye reports “State and national Planned Parenthood political groups say they expect to spend in the seven figures to support Protasiewicz.” Check out how Comrade Nichols decries “out of state money” and judicial activism when the court candidate was Brian Hagedorn. Irony is, Hagedorn has kept his promise to rule on the law and not legislate from the bench. Even ruled against Tr•mp.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: “Nothing Protasiewicz was saying was radical,” John Nichols avers. Odd getting lectured on Wisconsin values from a socialist, Madison-based Bernie Sanders publicist.
Now now David there’s no evidence of a lab leak so it never happened.
But there is evidence of a lab leak.
Nothing that will stand up in court. Can you imagine winning a class action against the entities (Fauci at top of list) responsible for it? Anyway it won’t get any farther than the Trump election lawsuits, and so it never happened.
not very much. It was graded “low confidence.” Most US agencies do not buy in. AND the DOE won’t share their data!! Why not????
Nichols = d卐M☭CRAT mouth breather!
What’s up with the other 47%?
Forever poisoned by gimmee gimmee more More MORE high quality/quantity free $#!t Lefty victimhoodie mongers.
Caffeinated Politics’ talented Deke Rivers/Greg Humphrey deserves mention, here; he believes that:
*Shaming CERTAIN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN (treated differently because of the color of their skin) by forcing them to be painted in bLackface and posting it (sans parental permission!) to social media AND
*Humiliating CERTAIN CHILDREN by forcing them to fan and bow down to CERTAIN OTHER CHILDREN (treated differently because of the color of their skin) and posting it (sans parental permission!) to social media are both “teaching moment(s)” and “teaching about history and racism,” NOT coerced participation/speech and CHILD ABUSE!
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And this type of child abuse (administered under the guise of education) will continue–and worsen–as long as the left’s obsession with race continues–i.e., for the foreseeable future. I’d bet money that painting kids with blackface is the sort of “sensitivity training” that’s being taught in Schools of Education throughout the country.
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They say the four greatest words in the English language are: “I told you so”. I feel vindicated, but wish it weren’t so. I’d rather be wrong then witness the temendous costs stemming from Covid Panic. What is the over/under of the Platinum Members who advocated masks and lockdowns repenting and acknowledging the error of their ways?
Just to give credit where credit is due: it was Gore Vidal who originally made this observation.
Why has the Department of Energy (?) made the announcement that the virus came from the Wuhan lab? Was the CDC too ashamed to admit it?
Another good question. Maybe the Transportation Department or Agriculture Department or NASA will chime in. They all have scientists don’t they?
I always thought it was a lab leak, but I also understand the multiple reasons why the government would want to keep that from being the official narrative.
Note that this same type of research is happening at this very moment in Madison, and the next lab leak could be here.
Are Republican or Democratic Party members ready to demand the end to biological weapons research worldwide? I doubt it…
Are Republican or Democratic Party members ready to demand the end to biological weapons research worldwide?
They should, it weakens the focus on the Global Warming That’s Here And Worse Than The Models Predicted!
We keep squandering taxpayer-funded Big Gubmint research dollar$ on also-rans and the comically inept ButtGiggles will have to start FLYING COACH….
Off topic Rollie, but I apparently waited too long to reply to you a few posts back. I’ll spare everyone that reply, except to say that I enjoy the dialogue even if we don’t agree. I wish this country had more of that these days.
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Now stay tuned for the second act: the near total ignoring of these revelations by the news media. After all, they need all their time and energy to whip up propaganda supporting the Great Patriotic War in Ukraine.
Curious: if it does come out more definitively that it was released, could China be sued? I recall the Saudis were sued (successfully?) after 9-11.