…And a Child’s Wild Idea Shall Mislead Them

A Kid With No Job Came Up With the Idea of Shutting Down the Economy in a Pandemic

by Victoria Taft, PJ Media

A 15-year-old New Mexico high school student came up with the original idea of socially separating during a pandemic in 2005. She theorized along the lines of “Hey if we all skip school we won’t get each other sick!” She got third place in an Intel science fair for this.

Her dad happened to be a lab rat at a major government lab and voila, within a few short years of him proving out her thesis with supercomputer modeling, we’re now in a pandemic-induced depression.

The story’s more complicated than that – obviously – but who ever thought that shutting down the economy during a pandemic was a good idea?

It turns out there were many hands involved in this debacle. …

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Tennessee Gov Yanks Business’s Choke-Collar

Richard D Hailey, Facebook
h/t Joe Mannix on A♠

I was going to do this as a video, but decided that I’m a bit too angry to be trusted with a camera and a microphone. The governor of Tennessee told everybody that he would not be extending his safer at home executive order, and that he would allow local governments to begin reopening their businesses when it expired.

Business owners reacted, bring in inventory, stocking shelves, bringing back employees, and spending money to get ready to reopen.

Today, just a couple of days before businesse were going to reopen, the governor issued a new executive order. Only some businesses would be allowed to reopen. Others would have to remain closed. Restaurants could open, but bars could not. Gyms could open, but swimming pools and bowling alleys could not. Stores could open, but playgrounds, amusement parks, theaters, auditoriums, arcades, race tracks, etc could not.

All of the theaters in Pigeon Forge were planning on reopening following the governor’s original announcement. They brought back their casts and crews, spruced up the theaters, and got everything ready to open up.

Now they can’t. All that time, effort, and yes, money, has been wasted as the governor, at the last minute, took away their hope.

This will be devastating to these businesses. Many of them will fail because of the governor’s about face. In a cruel parody of the last minute reprieve of the death row inmate, instead of offering a reprieve, the governor’s call has pulled the switch on Sevier County. …

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Gladys Calls Cops on Pokemon

The Karens/Gladys Kravitzes of the world need a big mirror.
h/t Misanthropic Humanitarian on A♠ Overnight Thread

Fox5DC: Neighbor calls police on mom, daughter playing Pokemon Go

Amy Kellems decided that while everyone was self quarantined in their homes amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, it was the perfect opportunity for her and her daughter to play Pokemon Go in her empty neighborhood in Minnesota.

That was until the two were pulled over in their driveway after their neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle on their street. …

Oopsie, said neighbor Gladys. That cake says it all. SORRY WE CALLED THE COPS ON YOU. Article says, the Mom “posted about the humorous incident on her Facebook page.” Humorous. Right. SHE CALLED THE COPS! Not funny.

Hope the daughter learned something.

Austin Williams, the author of this article, felt the need to remind us that

Pokemon Go has been at the center of controversy after many of its users have been the victims of crime while playing the game.

OH, please! And, some South Korean kid died playing games non-stop in a cybercafe. No relation.

Mixed Bag o’ Links

Too good not to pass along:

A priest, a minister, and a rabbit walk into a bar.

The rabbit said, “I might be a type o.”

Posted by: BifBewalski on A♠ at February 29, 2020 09:11 AM

c/o: lulzer.wordpress.com


Red Diaper Baby Butt

In [Pete Buttigieg’s] dad’s many enthusiastic writings on Gramsci and Marxism, he repeatedly and specifically mentions his son Pete as a tremendous help in his writings. To the point that ‘he couldn’t have done it without him’.
Posted by: GnuBreed on A♠

More Commie than Burnie

Angelo Codevilla, American Thinker – Feb 28th, 2020
h/t GnuBreed on A♠

Pete Buttigieg is going nowhere. But were Antonio Gramsci to survey today’s America, Buttigieg’s campaign would give him reason to be hopeful. …

Thanks to our dumbed-down, politically correct educational system, more and more Americans are susceptible to identifying religion, economics, and morality in the way our corrupt ruling class embodies them. Because our ruling class—religious leaders, politicians, professors, corporate officials, Hollywood, the media—are redefining the icons of American life in their own corrupt images, people increasingly are willing to turn their backs on them. …

Why Cults Can’t Cure

h/t Tami on A♠

#Iran: from Qom, Ayatollah Tabrizian, who has denounced Western medicine as “un-Islamic”, told his 120,000 followers on Telegram that to stave off #coronavirus, “Before bedtime, drench some cotton in violet oil and apply onto your anus”.



Pope is ‘Indisposed’

Vatican Pope Sick

Amanda Woods, New York Post:

The Vatican has not specified the nature of the pope’s illness, but he was seen coughing and blowing his nose during Ash Wednesday Mass.

Yeltsin, When the Blinders Fell

Hahaha. Seems I’ve covered this before on this blog. Thought it seemed familiar.

How A Russian’s Grocery Store Trip In 1989 Exposed The Lie Of Socialism

Jon Miltimore, The Federalist

How A Russian’s Grocery Store Trip In 1989 Exposed The Lie Of Socialism

…On Sept. 16, 1989, Boris Yeltsin was a newly elected member of the Soviet Parliament visiting the United States. Following a scheduled visit to Johnson Space Center, Yeltsin and a small entourage made an unscheduled stop at a Randalls grocery store in Clear Lake, a suburb of Houston. He was amazed by the aisles of food and stocked shelves, a sharp contrast to the breadlines and empty columns he was accustomed to in Russia.

Yeltsin, who had a reputation as a reformer and populist, “roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement,” wrote Stefanie Asin, a Houston Chronicle reporter. He marveled at free cheese samples, fresh fish and produce, and freezers packed full of pudding pops. Along the way, Yeltsin chatted up customers and store workers: “How much does this cost? Do you need special education to manage a supermarket? Are all American stores like this?”…

“When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people,. That such a potentially super-rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such poverty! It is terrible to think of it.”

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What’s Literacy Worth?

Something I’d been thinking, but this guy put it well.

Northernlurker on A♠

When Sanders talks about the literacy rates in communist countries he needs to be asked if he supports freedom of speech and thought.
Will people be allowed to write books critical of him and communism?

Will The Bible be available for anyone who wants to read it in his communist utopia?

Will the works of Milton Friedman be available?

Literacy is meaningless in a totalitarian society.