Tagged: coronavirus

Mandatory Musings

Joe Biden has renewed his call for a U.S.-wide mask mandate. This is paternalistic tyranny, without ever so much as a veneer of genuine concern for the public welfare. (Liberty used to be regarded as at least a factor in calculations of the public welfare.) Meanwhile, U.S. Today keeps the flame of progressive revolution burning bright with this increasingly typical, and thoroughly predictable,...

Telling Figures, Indeed

A shocking headline from CBS News informs us, or at least those few of us brave enough to face the hardest truths, that the “U.S. has more COVID cases than some countries have people.” Is this real, or some kind of sick joke? How is one supposed to sleep at night after being confronted with, let alone fully digesting, the sheer enormity of...

On Those Who Are Not Getting Sick

The most disturbing and dangerous aspect of The Pandemic that Ate a Planet, according to our friends at Chicken Little News (the official information forum of foxywoxy.gov), is the fact that such a high proportion of its victims never get sick, as though it would somehow be better if a higher proportion of the infected required hospitalization. In this irrational End-Times climate of...

Sacrificing Virgins in the Digital Age

Twitter recently limited the user privileges of Donald Trump Jr., for the peculiar “offense” of citing a popular video (which I have not seen) in which a group of Houston doctors claim to have used hydroxychloroquine successfully in treating COVID-19. The social media company — which in my opinion ought to have every legal right to make such a decision — defended its...

Reflections: Caught With One’s Pants Down

Given the continuous coronavirus fearmongering and demands for lockdowns and mask mandates, combined with endless expert “advisories” declaring that there can be no return to even some parts of normal life on this planet until there is a COVID-19 vaccine, common sense dictates that we — I mean all of us on Earth — are about to be confronted with new universal compulsory...

Propaganda, Thinly Masked

A few minutes ago, about 6:40am Korea Time, I opened the internet on my computer, which automatically directed me to my MSN homepage, where I was greeted by this top headline: “Model lowers death projection as more wear masks.”  My first thought was, “That is not a news headline, but a propaganda slogan, revealing yet again how thoroughly in the tank for the...

Mini Jot Notes from Way, Way Underground

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who looks very sexy and elegant in the movie, has apparently been hit with another round of cancer. It is sad to have to think of such a thing under these circumstances, but unfortunately one does: If Ginsburg is nearing the end of her days on the court, then this makes the 2020 election all the...

More Jot Notes from Deep Underground

Let us begin the day (well, my day anyway) with a quick survey of two absurdities from the surface, courtesy of Tommy Tuberville and Tom Hanks. Apropos of my remarks about “loser” Jeff Sessions being defeated in the Alabama Republican run-off, a friend from that state, a retired Air Force officer, e-mailed about his voting decision: For me the answer was simple: Back...

COVID Context

I just finished reading an interesting medical study published in October, 2019, regarding annual flu mortality rates. Given its currency and subject matter, it would be precisely the sort of study that would be getting cited by the news media and government health authorities, if those entities had an interest in providing useful context against which citizens might evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic for...