Fauci Losing Credibility

Anthony Fauci was at one time (along with Deborah Birx) the “leading” authority on COVID in this country. Last year, the nation hung on pretty much every word the guy had to say, and he had plenty to say. A lot of what he had to say contradicted what he had said earlier, but he still said it, loving his newfound position as being “the guy in front of the camera”.

Of course, Fauci and Trump came to odds more than once, and I think Trump was getting ready to fire him, had he not lost the election to “Brandon” Biden. Since that time, Fauci’s comments have been more about getting himself in front of a camera, ala Adam Schiff, than anything else. His most recent escapade was to let the world know he HOPED we could be together for Christmas this year, but maybe not this year.

And America has made Fauci the brunt of a lot of jokes.

Late night talk show hosts have roasted Fauci over his inane comments, his do what I say, not what I do behavior, and his contradictions that make Brandon Biden look like Socrates next to him. America has been watching, and according to Rasmussen, his numbers are like Biden’s… totally upside down.

Now, a plurality of Americans (45 to 41%) say that Fauci has lost all credibility. I think they’re probably right. You can’t be in front of the camera as much as this ego maniac is, and not lose some credibility with normal Americans. That just doesn’t work. Why do you think that people like Trump had such a low approval rating? He was always in front of a camera. Same for Nancy Pelosi (MUCH worse than Trump’s rating), or Chuckles Schumer (ditto). It’s even worse when you either don’t have anything to say, like Pelosi about 95% of the time, or you sound like a blathering idiot like Schumer (about 99% of the time), or you are like Fauci and you keep changing the story hoping people will buy it.

I’m afraid that Anthony Fauci’s 15 minutes of fame faded long ago. Most people in this country don’t think much of him, he’s become the butt of jokes everywhere, and the longer he stays in his current position, the worse it gets. Want to know the worst part? This guy is 80 years old. He’s just a stone’s throw away from people like Bernie Sanders, Brandon Biden, and Nancy Pelosi. He’s ancient history, and he needs to step down. He should have retired a good solid 15 years ago. That would have insured that we could have had someone more prepared to deal with COVID than what we’ve seen with him.

It’s time for Fauci to go. And if Biden doesn’t do it, maybe his successor will!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“He Has No Plan. I Do!”

Those words came roaring back to me today when I was reading an article from last Wednesday in USA Today. It was really amazing when you think about it. There have been more deaths in 2021 from COVID-19 than in 2020.

I think I need to repeat that.

There have been more deaths in 2021 from COVID-19 than in 2020. Last year, there were 352,000 deaths from COVID-19. So far this year there have been 352,000 and we are adding about 500 deaths per day nationwide. That means that 2021 will be deadlier than 2020.

And Joe Biden uttered those words in a tweet last year during the campaign. The fact of the matter was, he was telling the truth. He had a 200 page plan that someone on his team (not him) developed on how to defeat COVID. The problem was that about 195 of those pages were taken from the Trump plan, and the other five pages didn’t work. The plan was deep-sixed about two weeks after he got into office and read Trump’s plan.

This is just one more thing that Joe Biden has failed at. The list gets longer and longer every single day. In fact, while dealing with COVID was the thing America felt Joe was doing better than Trump, that number is slowly slipping away. When idiots like Dr. (and I use that word loosely) Anthony Fauci says that “maybe” we can have Christmas together this year, it makes you realize that there is a segment of our society that wants this pandemic to continue at least past next November to preserve Democrat advantages in the House and Senate. Possibly they want it to extend past 2024, so that Democrats can maintain the White House as well.

Interestingly enough, Quinnipiac, which polls monthly on a number of presidential issues, and is rather liberal in it’s weighting, has found that the White House has now gone underwater on pretty much every issue. They list Biden’s approval rating at 38% making him the least popular president since presidential approval ratings were taken. Donald Trump’s was the worst at 41.1% prior to that. But it’s the other issues that are very telling.

As far as COVID-19 and his handling of it, America isn’t impressed with Joe’s plan. Now fully half of America feels he isn’t doing a good job with COVID. 48% felt he was doing a good job. That’s the first month that particular issue was underwater for Biden. But it’s the other issues that are telling even more.

55% versus 42% say Biden’s administration isn’t competent enough to handle the federal government. 23% approve of his handling of the crisis at the southern border. A whopping 67% disapprove. When you look at the economy, taxes, the military, and foreign policy, Biden’s approval numbers are all in the 30’s and his disapproval numbers are all in the 50’s for each category.

Only 44% approve of his leadership skills, while 56% do not. That’s an abrupt turn around from six months ago when 52% approved of his leadership skills. Also in April, 51% felt Biden was honest. 42% said he wasn’t. However, in the latest poll, only 44% believe in his honesty. 56% don’t.

The poll was taken the first four days of October from a liberal polling group. Want to think of what would happen if a conservative polling group had taken this poll?

In short, Biden has replaced Jimmy Carter and Bobo Obama at the bottom of the ladder in terms of the worst president in US history. And he was able to accomplish that in just nine months in office. Well, at least he holds the record for something!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s Official…Masks Are A Waste!

If you are like me, you eschew wearing a mask in public. First of all, I’ve been fully vaccinated, and I don’t need a booster shot for a few months yet. So, I’m protected. Now, I realize there have been people that have caught this Delta Variant out there, and some have even died. And I’m not advocating, nor chastising anyone for not getting a vaccine. That is your choice. And frankly, I’m not one that believes the federal government should be telling you that you HAVE to get vaccinated when they have exempted Congress and all of the Congressional staffs from that mandate. That’s absurd.

So, I don’t wear a mask in public. The last time I did was flying back to the desert from Houston at the end of July. I used to keep masks in my car in case I needed one, but haven’t done that in a long while. And I don’t plan to.

If you need further proof that the whole mask thing is a way to keep you under politicians’ control and under their thumb, just listen to Whackjob Five member Rashida Tlaib. She’s the Michigan Congresswoman that was back in her home district over the weekend to do a few rallies. She was talking to someone who wasn’t wearing a mask. And they thought she was going to chastise them for not wearing one (she was), her comment was, “Oh, no, oh, not you!” Tlaib said in the video. “No, no, no – I’m just wearing it because I’ve got a Republican tracker here.”

The “Republican tracker” was a reporter from the Washington Beacon, who was video-taping Tlaib. And she hasn’t been the only politician caught not wearing a mask. Countless Democrats have been caught on camera not wearing a mask, then seeing the camera, they quickly put on a mask. As soon as the TV lights go out, they take the mask off again.

And of course, there is the picture that went viral about Whackjob Five member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared at that tony New York Met gala wearing the dress that said, “Tax The Rich”, remember that? No mask in sight. Of course there were a billion people at Bobo Obama’s 60th Birthday party back in August. No one was wearing a mask. No one was social distancing. No one cared about COVID. They were shaking their booty, drinking up a storm, and having a great time.

So, what does the left have to say about this? Well, they said those folks are all “sophisticated”. I would beg to differ with you on the actual definition of the word, because they are about as sophisticated as a pig in slop. But that’s the excuse that’s brought out.

There are two sets of rules in this country. One is for the politicians and the “sophisticated” liberals. The other is for you and me. Frankly, I think it’s time that Anthony Fauci disappear from our TV screens for good, and that someone in DC have the balls to write a law that says, “Congress shall not be excused from ANY law passed at any time.” Nuff said!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Means Testing Your Retirement

Democrats are in a quandary. Oh, it’s not the Republicans. It’s themselves. They are really wracking their pea-sized brains to come up with enough stuff to justify a $3.5 trillion spending bill. And who is going to pay for it? Well, taxpayers of course, but there is another group.

Senior citizens.

The people that do most of the voting in this country, are the ones that are going to be on the hook for all of the additional spending. It’s no secret that Nancy Pelosi is looking at cutting back on your Medicare funds in order to pay for other socialist programs the left deems “essential” to their agenda. But they are running into huge roadblocks. Moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in the Senate and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) in the House have repeatedly said that they can’t spend $3.5 trillion on their overall plan while forcing senior citizens to take a bite on what Medicare is paying them.

Here’s the deal. The American Dental Association is leading the fight in limiting who gets dental benefits under the “new” Medicare. Yes, Congress is thinking of adding dental benefits (currently not offered under Medicare) to the roster of services covered. The problem that the ADA has is that Medicare pays a lot less than traditional insurance when it comes to forking over for the services, so the ADA is out to try and limit the number of people that will actually be able to be offered dental benefits (and others). They want to means-test whether or not you really need the help.

What that means in terms of dollars and cents is, if you make more than 300% of the poverty line (about $39,000 this year), you would be eligible for dental care and other benefits. If you don’t fit that criteria, you have to still go out into the private market and buy your own dental insurance. And it’s not just dental insurance they are looking at. They are looking at everything, including whether or not you’re going to be able to actually GET Medicare when you turn 65 or get to KEEP it if you’re already on it.

As Schrader pointed out, they want to “help people that really need it”, which means that if you aren’t destitute, or possibly an illegal alien, you’re not going to qualify for Medicare in the future. The same thing, by the way is going to happen with Social Security. We are currently 14 years away from Social Security running out of funds. That’s because when you pay Social Security taxes, it doesn’t go into a Social Security account. It goes into the General Fund…and can be spent on anything. It’s been that way for decades. As the workforce gets smaller and the Baby Boomers all retire, the number of people that support each retiree goes up. And by 2035, there won’t be any money left unless Congress does something about it.

Same thing is happening to Medicare. Democrats have reached that point that all liberal states reach eventually. They are running out of available money for social programs. So now they are robbing one social program to pay for another. Means testing is as old as the hills, and it is just the beginning. Retirees have, for years complained that the inflation rate goes up faster than their Social Security increases. Part of that is because Medicare Part B is taken out of your Social Security check, and if medical costs rise faster than inflation (which has been the case for decades), retirees have to do with less and less for living expenses.

Aren’t you glad you voted for a Democrat?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Vax Mandates Fair? Not Really!

I had an neat lady that I went to high school with send me an idea for this one, and gave me a rather interesting angle on it. So, Maggie, thanks so much for the idea, and miss seeing all you guys from AHS!

OK…Joe Biden wants all employers with 100 employees or more to require their employees to get vaccinated fully or face weekly testing. Why? Simple. He made a campaign promise that he can’t keep. And so, he’s been out there trying to get the CDC to issue mask mandates, and more travel restrictions, and vaccinations mandates, all because he really looks like a horses hind end since he said that Donald Trump didn’t have a plan for COVID, “but I do”.

He didn’t.

And with only 50.4% of the population fully vaccinated, and about 64% getting one of two shots needed, we are a ways away from what Fauci calls “Herd Immunity”. Whatever Biden and his gang have been trying haven’t worked. He blames Republicans, but that’s not all true. There are plenty of liberals and Democrats that have not been poked with this vaccine. Their reasons are as varied as you can imagine. Some don’t like the government telling them what to do. Others don’t feel that the vaccine has been fully vetted and that it was rushed to market. Others still have already had COVID, so they are actually more resistant to the virus than people that got poked. It goes on and on. And it’s not an ideological thing either.

But the main question is, is it being handled fairly?

The simple answer is no. Unemployed folks aren’t being forced to get a vaccine or tested weekly or lose their jobs. People in small businesses aren’t being forced either. And don’t get me started on the illegal aliens flowing across our southern border. Some of them have been tested positive for COVID and are allowed to go into our communities. Why are they allowed to carry the disease with them and wander around free, and the rest of us are being told to quarantine in place?

You can’t use several different rules here. It’s one rule for EVERYBODY. Frankly my wife and I took the vaccine and have been fully vaccinated since April. That’s because we wanted to travel, and I have more than a little faith in the pharmaceutical industry. Neither of us have suffered any side effects or short term (it’s only been 6 months) effects.

As to should everyone HAVE to get vaccinated? I don’t believe so. I believe that is an individual’s choice, and as I have said earlier, I liken it to the inconsistency the left is showing with the abortion argument. They make the case that “it’s a woman’s right to choose what’s right for her own body.” OK. If that’s the argument you’re going to use for abortion, shouldn’t you be using the same argument here? Isn’t it the individual’s right to choose whether or not they get vaccinated? From a consistency standpoint it doesn’t make sense to me. You can’t say a woman has this right to do with her body what she wants, and then take that right away when it comes to something else that she wants to do with her body. That’s insanity.

That’s exactly what we are dealing with as far as Joe Biden’s policies regarding COVID are. He wants this to continue. He doesn’t want this to go away quickly. The reason is simple. The longer the government can exert control over you and me and tell us what we have to wear (a mask), what medical procedure we must do (vaccination), and limit our freedom of travel, especially if we aren’t vaccinated, the more likely it is we will accept these limitations to our freedoms long term. That’s wrong and it’s unconstitutional. THAT is why you see Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, and the uber-leftists wearing masks when the cameras are on and taking them off the minute the turn off the cameras. It’s a control thing. That’s one of the things liberals do.

I don’t agree that you should make a rule for government workers, public workers, and places of business with 100 or more employees, and leave the rest of the country (and the illegal aliens who are bringing COVID into this country in droves) free to do what they want. And I err on the side of individualism. You want to give some people like politicians the right to not wear a mask? OK, then nobody has to wear a mask. You want to not be vaccinating a group of people (take your choice), OK, then nobody HAS to be vaccinated. It is your choice, and you should be able to discuss it with your doctor and make whatever informed decision you want to make.

And it only starts with COVID vaccines…it extends to everything in our lives. Make a rule, and we ALL should obey it, not just the ones we like. And yes, that includes the idiot politicians of both parties in DC!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Mask For You, Not For Them

Look, I understand that Joe Biden thinks that if you wear a mask, or if you get vaccinated that you have saved the planet from COVID. I did, indeed get a vaccine because my wife was in the group that was at more of a risk than the rest of the population. I’m not an anti-vaxer by any stretch of the imagination, and I didn’t want to come down with COVID. Wearing a mask is a different story. There are numerous studies out there that show that wearing a mask, especially a cloth mask, just doesn’t do a damn thing to prevent you from catching COVID. It may do something to stop you from spreading it to other people, the jury on that one is still out. But make no mistake about it…wearing a mask won’t prevent you from getting COVID.

So, I was in a bit of a fit of anger when Biden made his “mandate” that employers with more than 100 people had to actually have their employees tested every week if they don’t get vaccinated. Now, again, it’s not that he wants people vaccinated that is the problem here. I think there is something to herd immunity, and yes, we probably will be getting annual booster shots, just like flu shots. But what galls me is that he is willing to make this mandate on people working for larger companies. But for the illegal immigrants crossing our border? Nope. No testing. No mask mandate. No vaccine mandate. Nothing. Nada. Go on about your life kid. Nothing to see here.

And there is the problem.

Either it is so serious a pandemic and everyone needs to be vaccinated, or it’s not. Either you are going to issue a mandate to every person in this country to be vaccinated or you are not. You can’t single out illegal aliens and say it’s ok for them not to be tested, or not to be vaccinated, while making American citizens get the tests or be vaccinated.

It goes back to the whole consistency thing. If you’re going to make a law, fine. Make the law. But it applies to everyone. Not exempting those in Congress. Not telling people that are illegally entering our country that it doesn’t apply to them. Not doing special favors for certain groups of people. Democrats seem to have a major problem with this. They want to treat certain groups special. They make it a “hate crime” to attack someone of color, either verbally or physically. Yes, it’s wrong to attack ANYBODY, regardless of the color of their skin. It’s wrong to attack anybody regardless of their sexual orientation. Singling out certain groups and making it a worse crime for attacking them is equally wrong. And it’s wrong to say that if I’m working for a company like Microsoft or Ford, I have to be vaccinated or be tested weekly, but that guy that just paid a mule $4,000 per person to bring his family across the Rio Grande illegally can skate because you want his vote up the road. Sorry. Wrong number.

I know there are a few instances where the Supreme Court went along with the idea of mandating vaccinations in cases of pandemics (like back in 1918, and 1919). But for the most part, they’ve basically, with few exceptions (school admission being one of them) allow parents to decide when and if to vaccinate their kids for most diseases. It’s between an adult and their doctor whether they get say, a shingles vaccination (which according to the maker of the vaccine is a little more than 90% effective), and no one is forcing you to get one. Why? Because shingles, while painful is not life threatening and is contagious through direct contact. But it’s up to you if you want to get it.

The flu kills between 12,000 and 61,000 people a year (that’s since 2010). While that doesn’t compare to the 654,000 deaths so far from COVID, it’s also not a disease that you’re required to get vaccinated for. Again, whether or not you should get a vaccine should be your choice with the advice of your doctor, not the federal government.

Joe Biden has seen about 200,000 deaths this year during his administration. This from a guy that said he had a plan and Donald Trump didn’t. It’s not looking like Jokin’ Joe’s plan was worth a bucket of warm spit.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Mandated Vaccinations?

I haver to be honest here. Anybody that’s read these blogs for any length of time realizes that I’m a consistency freak. I think if you believe one thing one time, it should carry over to believing the same way all of the time. But I have become a little uneasy with that feeling because of all of the talk of “mandated vaccinations” surrounding COVID.

Let me explain.

And by the way, I’m not the only one feeling this way. Liberals will make the case that abortion should be “a woman’s right to choose”, right? That’s their big argument for allowing abortions to be legal. It’s the woman’s right…it’s a personal choice. Yet, when it comes to mandated vaccinations, they want everyone to roll up the sleeves and take the poke. And that’s about as inconsistent as it gets. And yet, I feel just the opposite, for slightly different reasons.

Now, in total consistency, I would believe that if you believe in “a woman’s right to choose” and that it’s “her body”, that she should also have the right to choose whether or not she gets vaccinated, right? I mean, that’s the inconsistency here. And in that sense, I’m just as inconsistent as the liberals because I believe that there is a different aspect to abortion, the taking of an unborn (and sometimes on the cusp of being born) life. To me that outweighs a poke in the arm, or the ability of the “greater good” to outweigh the “personal choice” that we’re hearing discussed with getting vaccinated.

I cannot fathom that liberals would believe that a woman’s right to do with her body as she wants, even if that means taking the life of a baby that can’t fend for itself would outweigh the “greater good” of everybody getting vaccinated for COVID, where slightly more than 10% of the population will actually come down with it, and about 2% of those folks will die from it, which is about 0.18% of the US population. In the case of abortion, 100% of the time someone dies.

So, I’m feeling uneasy because of the fact that while I am against abortion, I’m fine with people having the choice to vaccinate themselves. And I guess I find it disturbing with the numbers and the fact that I hold human life sacred and a gift from God. That’s the difference in my world.

I’m thinking…just my opinion here, that the liberals look at it differently. They see the whole vaccination thing as a way to control the population to do what they want. They use it to invoke Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”. They take away the freedom to travel, the freedom to leave your house, the freedom to shop when you want and where you want. And yet, they are fine with allowing abortions because that gives women a “freedom” to do with their bodies whatever they want. Well, not WHATEVER they want. There are things that they don’t want women to do with their bodies. But that’s the subject for another discussion at a later time.

If you are going to be consistent, sometimes it’s tough to match up two entirely different things because the circumstances are so obviously different. We’re still talking about life and death here. The difference is, one side doesn’t mind if the unborn are left to live or not. As long as those that are living are forced to take the shot. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Fauci, What’s The Difference?

I’m all about consistency, and if you’re a regular around these parts, you know it. I can’t stand it when someone takes one view in one circumstance, and then faces the other way when a very similar occurrence takes place. It sets off alarm bells that the person isn’t being totally honest. And if we don’t have honesty, you don’t have anything.

It’s happened again with Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci has found new life with the Biden administration because of Biden’s refusal to let COVID go off the front pages. The administration realizes that if they take away their chance to control how you live your life, they’re letting this pandemic slip away without instituting some sort of permanent changes to their power. Fauci has gone along with that because he also realizes that when this pandemic is over, so is his ability to get in front of a camera. It’s a once in a century type of thing.

And he’s at it again. Over this past weekend, the annual motorcycle gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota. Last year’s event was so toned down it was barely visible. This year they were expecting about 700,000 bikers to be in town, compared to about 460,000 last year (Sturgis is a town with only 6,910 folks living there). Fauci, in all of his glory, slammed the ten day event as a “superspreader”. And yes, there are a lot of folks showing up in close proximity to each other, but Fauci didn’t have a damn thing to say about Bobo Obama’s much talked about birthday party. Granted the 500 or so people that were invited to the “scaled down” version (there were over 1,500 on the original guest list) is much less than Sturgis, but you’re still putting 500 people in close proximity to each other for more than 15 minutes.

And there is the rub.

What’s the difference if 700,000 people show up for a biker rally in Sturgis, or 500 FOB’s (Friends of Bobo) show up in Martha’s Vineyard to party hearty and celebrate Bobo’s 60th birthday? The answer is absolutely nothing. If it’s such a sin for people to be gathering together still, after almost a year and a half of this pandemic, then why are 500 people allowed to show up totally unmentioned by St. Fauci? It’s totally inconsistent.

But as the late Ron Popeil used to say…”But wait…there’s MORE!”

Fauci, in all of his greatness, didn’t mention anything about the 70,000 people that are streaming across our border illegally. They are not being tested. There are people infected that are being shipped off, infected and untreated, to other parts of the country. The only people that ARE being tested are kids. If they are positive for COVID, they are being treated, but not anyone else.

So, where is the consistency here St. Fauci? Answer…there is none. You want to attack conservatives that are gathering in Sturgis, but when it comes to a former president holding a maskless birthday celebration, or thousands of illegals stampeding our borders, you keep quiet. My question is why? Why aren’t you just as upset over these things as you are about wearing masks in schools, and shutting down the Sturgis Rally?

Whether this Delta variant is as deadly to those already vaccinated or not, whether it means that we still should be wearing masks for the rest of our lives or not is not the question. The question remains very simply, when is the left, who loves to grab power anywhere it can, going to relinquish it’s stranglehold on the American public? Time’s up people. Time to put the masks and the social distancing away until the 22nd century. We are only a few short weeks away from Moderna and Pfizer announcing that they are ready to start jabbing you with your soon to be mandatory “booster” shots. Apparently, we’re going to be getting those like we do our normal flu shots, just to be safe. So, what’s the big deal here?

It all has to do with power and control. That’s really what it’s been about since the beginning. Nancy Pelosi threatening to fine and arrest House members for not wearing a mask is only a sign of control over the House. And it’s failing. Most people are tired of wearing a mask and aren’t going to follow through. Here in the desert, though the CDC has set their latest Biden-initiated guidelines that don’t follow the science, but follow Biden’s addled mind, saying we should wear masks indoors even if we’ve been vaccinated, we are taking a different path. Our Governor has decided to forego that (for now), and won’t be issuing any mask mandates, or shutdowns of businesses. He at least has a solid reason behind it. Yes, while the numbers have tweaked up a bit here, it’s nothing like it was. Where I live, we have reached “herd immunity” with over 70% having received both vaccine shots. People are back to living their lives normally. If you’re not in one of those areas, you have my deepest sympathies.

As for Anthony Fauci, your 15 minutes of fame long passed. You’re a dinosaur. Time to leave.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Vaccination? You Apparently Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Vaccination!

At least that’s the rumor floating around the CDC these days. Actually, you do, or should. The Biden administration’s attempt to get the handle on COVID has been pretty much like their attempt to solve the crisis at the southern border, to tackle the issues with Big Tech, to bring the country together, to work across the aisle, and basically, do anything that they promised they would do.

Now, they are thinking about issuing another mask mandate.

Yup. That’s what I thought too. Apparently, Biden is trying to convince the CDC that we’d all be better off if we still wore masks, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated! According to the CDC, only 56% of Americans have received at least one vaccination shot. Just over half…and that’s NOT fully vaccinated. That’s only partially vaccinated.

So, I have to ask the question, what in the hell is the hold up?

Sleepy Joe has been trying to get everyone to “herd immunity” by the 4th of July, and that obviously failed. That’s 70-80% with two shots in the arm (one if you’re taking Johnson & Johnson). We were way below that back on July 4th. And we’re not hitting anywhere near a million vaccines a day, something that Biden said was his early goal when he was campaigning.

So, what’s happening with the vaccinations? And what’s the result? Well, there is this “Delta Variant” out there that apparently is wreaking havoc with the numbers, and they don’t make the administration look good. Even people that have been vaccinated have been coming down with this variant, but you have to remember that the vaccines were only 90-95% effective. So, let’s run the numbers.

There are roughly 340 million people in the United States. 49% of the country have been fully vaccinated. That means that 166.6 million people have received all the necessary shots. If the vaccine is 90-95% effective, you are going to have between 8.3 and 16.7 million people that the vaccine wouldn’t be effective on. While that’s a lot of people, it’s a lot smaller than the 340 million of us out there.

What is concerning Biden is that back in early July we had about 13,700 national daily cases of COVID being reported. Today that number is 37,000. Yes, that’s about three times higher than it was, but still is it a reason to panic? Here’s my point.

You have a whopping 174 million people out there that haven’t been fully vaccinated. Instead of initiating talks with the CDC about clamping down on our freedoms again, why not get the others that haven’t been vaccinated, and get them shots? Any addle minded second grader could come up with that one!

But the reason behind it isn’t just the health of Americans. A lot of people have thought, and more are beginning to think that the real problem is Democrats who want to clamp down on freedoms and limit travel, and getting people together as much as possible. I know it runs counter to everything America stands for, but in this day and age of Antifa and BLM, and socialists trying to take over Congress, it’s certainly something that does enter the conversation, and not just as a conspiracy theory.

There is no reason for you who have been fully vaccinated to actually have to wear a mask anywhere. I was taking my grandson to the Grand Canyon earlier this week. You cannot ride a shuttle bus anywhere there if you aren’t masked. Oh, you don’t need one anywhere else in the park, but if you want to get on a shuttle bus, you can’t if you’re not masked. Apparently they missed Biden’s speech that said we were free to move about the country maskless if we were fully vaccinated. So much for the National Park Service listening to their very own president!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Life Expectancy Drops…Biden The Cause?

It hasn’t happened since the last worldwide pandemic. Life expectancy in the United States dropped by a year and a half last year. Now, I know what you’re thinking…it’s Trump’s fault because he was in office. Well, I’m not buying that one. And while Joe Biden hid in his basement during the campaign, afraid to come out and face We The People, except to very small numbers, he and his fellow Democrats shoulder a lot of the burden that occurred last year.

The life expectancy rate dropped from 78.8 years overall to 77.3. The former number was the highest average life expectancy this country has ever experienced. And yes, about 77% of the decline was due to COVID, which wasn’t anyone in THIS country’s fault (I’m looking at YOU, China!). But overall, there was a decline in the quality of life as well as Democrat administrations around the country closed businesses for extended periods of time, far longer than the Trump administration’s closing.

But is it fair to blame Joe Biden? My answer would be yes. Biden campaigned hard on Trump’s “failure” to bring COVID under control. He conveniently forgot that he was out campaigning while Trump was shutting down various segments of the society, and not allowing flights from China to the United States. In fact, Biden campaigned up through March 12th of last year. Trump shut down flights from mainland China on January 31st. If you’re keeping track, that’s 40 days sooner than when Biden went to hide in his basement. So, why blame Biden?

Biden bragged to the world that he had a 200 page plan that would bring COVID under control. He promised to vaccinate a million Americans a day if elected until we were all covered (which would take about a year according to his promise). What he didn’t tell you was that on January 20th of this year, Donald Trump had already hit and surpassed Biden’s promised figure.

And what’s Biden done since then? Not much really. While he swore up and down that Trump left the whole distribution of the vaccines in a shambles, he really never proved it. And the 200 page Bible on getting rid of COVID? Amazingly, Biden stopped talking about it when he entered the White House. Seems that most of the plan was copied from what the Trump administration was doing. Wait? Plagiarism? Biden? Really?

Biden failed to reach “herd immunity” on July 4th, like he said we would. He basically said that it was close to us celebrating a “normal 4th of July” with fireworks and cookouts. Whoops. That didn’t happen. Now, people that didn’t get vaccinated are getting free stuff, cash payments, trips, etc. just for doing what most Americans did for free a few months ago.

Still, while COVID has been the main cause of the life expectancy drop, Biden hasn’t done anything to really solve the problem. He’s kept Anthony Fauci on board as the face of the COVID pandemic in this country. Fauci has waffled more than an Eggo factory in the 16 months he’s held the position. And he’s gotten into tussles along the way. Not just changing his mind, but ignoring his own advice to the nation, and most recently getting into a shouting match with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Biden has continued to show faith in Fauci, even though most Americans have lost confidence in him.

I haven’t even mentioned in this so-called “year of the blacks” that black life expectancy dropped from 74 to 71. And Hispanic life expectancy dropping from 81.8 years to 78.8.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!