Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Beware the Zombie COVID-Flu Viruses

And right on cue, here comes the fear-monger machine, working overtime:

  • Drugmaker's CEO warns of 'material drop' in effectiveness
  • Markets fall on fears of prolonged pandemic
  • Time needed to see if vaccines work against Omicron
  • Variant was first detected in Netherlands on Nov. 19
  • Japan reports first case as new variant spreads

I believe the panic is premature. All I have to say is if China’s not worried, I’m not worried:

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And clearly China’s not worried. After all, they invented it, they should know how it works.

So my advice is to stock up on Vitamin C, Robitussin, Mucinex, make up a big pot of steaming chicken broth to stash in the freezer

chicken broth

and prepare for the return – with a vengeance - of the flu season. Apparently it’s death announcement was premature.

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Like COVID, no matter what name you give it the flu refuses to die. These viruses are now the un-dead, zombies walking among us, stealing our brains and looking for other hosts to infect before they lose their virulent power. So regardless of whether you are masked or not, vaxxed or not, steer clear of them: they are highly contagious and should be shunned. But don’t worry, they will be well marked, as mandated, by their respective governmental agencies.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Consider the Internet Won

I know we just discussed this yesterday, but if you are interested in seeing how the MSM goes about spinning stories here is a case study in news slanting. Both stories are based on the exact same information  from the same source; they even contain some of the same quotes. 

Daily Mail take: OMICRON! Danger, danger! EVERYONE LOCKDOWN!

Dr Angelique Coetzee, who runs a private practice in the South African administrative capital of Pretoria, said she first noticed earlier this month that Covid patients were presenting with a host of odd symptoms.

“‘Unusual’ symptoms of mutant Covid strain: South African doctor who first raised alarm about Omicron warns its early signs are 'MILD' and patients do NOT lose their sense of smell!”

vs.

PJ Media take:

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor responsible for alerting health officials about the omicron variant of COVID-19 says it presents “unusual but mild” symptoms.

Coetzee first observed patients with unusual symptoms who were otherwise healthy in mid-November.

Your choice: go with PJ Media version of Omicron and get on with your life:

Omicron

Or go with the Daily Mail’s version (correctly renamed by Abenaki to the Omigod! variant) and get ready for the great toilet paper shortage of 2022:

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Congratulations Abenaki – you’ve won the internet today!

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Let The Season Begin With Reindeer Balls

The Dow dipped 1000 points on the news of a new COVID variant not named “Xi” last week. Of course nobody knows nuthin’ about the omicron mutation but that won’t stop the MSM from tossing the planet into tilt mode.   

covid- Robert W. Malone, MD, virologist and inventor of mRNA vaccines

The normal course of viral mutations is to become more contagious/transmissible but LESS lethal. This new COVID variant appears to be following that path, but the media will be right there, pointing out that it’s not impossible for a virus to become MORE lethal. Indeed, oh yee enlightened ones, anything is possible…if you just believe.

not a lie if you believe it seinfeld

And it will be the MSM bolstering the will of the truly enlightened Wons, our “elected betters,” when they insist on yet another massive global economy lockdown. Why are they willing to spread mass fear and shut down the world economies for a variant that all current evidence indicates might produce a really bad cold/flu season you might ask? If your answer doesn’t contain a nefarious explanation you might just be part of the problem.

final covid variant commWhich is why you can’t just leave the people who created the problem in charge of the solution.

And now, if you don’t mind, let’s get back to the real duties of the season. We will begin with Reindeer Balls.

cutest reindeer ever

AKA Rum Balls. This is a repeat, but then all the best recipes are. Make them now and they will be properly aged by Christmas.

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Holiday Rum Reindeer Balls

Ingredients

  • 3 cups crushed vanilla wafers: old fashioned way, rolling pin, new fangled way, food processor
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup rum – my family always used plain old Bacardi Silver but you could use dark rum or even spiced if that’s how you roll. Or you could use bourbon, in which case they’re bourbon reindeer balls of course.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Stir in vanilla, corn syrup and rum.
  2. Scoop and shape into approximately 1 inch balls.
  3. Roll Rum Balls in regular sugar, confectioner’s sugar or cocoa. Store in a tin (old fashioned) or other airtight container (new fangled). They keep well for weeks, in fact they improve with age.

They are also lovely served in cute little paper candy cups.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

It Could Be Anything But It’s Probably Nothing

With everything else on the planet to worry about I don’t know if this is worth keeping you up at night or not. But I pass it on so you can decide for yourself: Inexplicable Phenomena Spur Pentagon to Launch New UFO Investigation Force.

ufos-over-north-carolina-outer-banks3It could be anything…

The order came five months after a classified US intelligence report on possible alien UFOs came up inconclusive: it could explain some reported incidents but was unable to account for other phenomena, some filmed by pilots near military testing areas.

Honestly, they are far more likely to be from, oh I don’t know, China perhaps, than outer space. Still…

The US military is worried some of the unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) spotted by military pilots in the past may represent technologies of strategic rivals unknown to US scientists.

"Incursions by any airborne object into our SUA pose safety of flight and operations security concerns, and may pose national security challenges," the Pentagon said in a statement.

Well no *hit Sherlock. But don’t worry, the DoD is on it.

The Defense Department "takes reports of incursions – by any airborne object, identified or unidentified – very seriously, and investigates each one," it added…

Well that certainly makes me feel better - them taking these “incursions” seriously that is. I would hate to think they were ignoring it because they were too busy ensuring that our 21st century military is a dues-paying member of WOKE INC™.

Last year, the Pentagon released a still inexplicable video taken by navy pilots of objects moving at incredible speeds, spinning and mysteriously disappearing.

While speculation over alien life has long been a cottage industry for conspiracy theorists, the sheer number of what the Pentagon terms unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) has made it a serious issue, amid worries that US adversaries like China and Russia may be using unknown, highly advanced military and surveillance technologies.

Hmmm, I wonder if they could possibly be something like - this?

49281621-10100533-Pictured_China_launches_the_Shenzhou_13_spacecraft_on_October_16-a-90_1634506009250China launches Shenzhou hypersonic missile, October, 2021

China's July test of a globe-circling hypersonic vehicle that was able to launch a separate missile while traveling at more than five times the speed of sound alerted Washington that Beijing might have technologies the United States has yet to develop.

Perhaps if the Pentagon stopped spending so much time spreading the gospel of CRT, getting rid of traditional gender roles, making sure everyone’s preferred pronouns were being used and otherwise trying to defeat the patriarchy that has managed to keep America safe for nearly 250 years they could focus on identifying and defeating our enemies incoming UFOs. Minimally I expect they would be able to at least identify our enemies as such instead of collaborating with them as if they were old friends and  business partners.

Of course it might have nothing to do with China. I could just be felines from the Cat’s Paw Nebula

cat's paw nebula

messing with our stuff again (and you thought I forgot it was Caturday).

beautiful-cat-outer-space-elements-260nw-309881792But it’s probably nothing

 

Previously: Tell Me Again: What Part of MAGA Did You Object Too?

Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Friday: If It’s Good Enough For Brandon It’s Good Enough For Me

Black Friday “in case you missed it due to the holiday” news:

Pocahontas – the woman who takes credit for having single-handedly created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but claims that business owners “didn’t build that themselves” – has now released the Kracken on…poultry farmers:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for probe into turkey costs as prices soar. On Monday Warren asked the Department of Justice to open an investigation into anti-competitive practices by the poultry industry as turkey prices soar ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Warren, a former Democratic presidential candidate, suggested that consumers are paying higher prices for turkey because of excessive consolidation, price-fixing and "plain old corporate greed." 

turkeysAnd they’re probably white supremacists too

I admire the Indian Princess’s intentions, as I’m sure they are the very best and not just designed to get herself back in the limelight for supporting the little guy, you know in case Slo-Joe finds himself unfit to run for President again. But I’m just not sure I want to fund another new Federal Agency to protect us from turkeys. Theoretically, the election system was designed to do that. So okay I see her point, but still, we hardly need an inquiry into rising turkey costs. Let’s see if we can figure out this complex problem on our own, without a DOJ probe.

The progressive agenda that Biden has put into play - which includes the shutdown of fossil fuel production as well as pipelines to transport said fuel, combined with profligate deficit spending on a great many programs including paying people not to work – has created some ‘issues’ in the market place including but not limited to:

  • A labor shortage - which means
  • Increased labor cost
  • Increased energy costs - which means
  • Increased transportation costs
  • Increased refrigeration costs
  • Increased production costs
  • Increased poultry feed costs

In addition to all of the above, the media arm of the Democrat Party induced a “turkey shortage this year” scare, thus creating a buying frenzy which - surprise! - created a shortage. Put it all together and we’re in the midst of creating a welfare state where people don’t have to work so they don’t.

Poultry growers can’t get help, even at a higher rate so they grow fewer birds and blamo, just like that, Trump created a turkey shortage and escalating prices!

I did mention deficit spending didn’t I?

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I know what you’re thinking: “Oh MOTUS, do Christmas Trees next!”

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But you can do it yourself with this handy little starter kit:

  • Labor shortage
  • Supply chain issues
  • Energy costs

Now get out there and do some Black Friday shopping for deals on stuff you don’t need, with money you don’t have. If it’s good enough for Brandon it’s good enough for you.

brandon

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have so much to be thankful for it’s hard to know where to start. So I will start with you - the MOTI who gather here. We are like family whose members don’t always agree and some might even squabble but are nevertheless connected by a deep common bond. Unlike real families our bond isn’t blood but rather the shared values and principles that our country was founded on and we learned to cherish. We are bound together by our Constitution, the guide to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

I am thankful for the many other things I have to be grateful for:

I’m grateful I was born on the cusp of the 50s, when America was great and nobody was ashamed of that.

dutch colonial searsA Sears-Roebuck Dutch colonial; ‘colonial’ - you could never list it that way today.

For having been born to a world where individual freedom, self-reliance and personal responsibility were core values of everyone who aspired to be a good citizen, and that was nearly everyone.

Where the freedom call of the open road was a siren’s song

road

beckoning us to explore the land and our place in it.

road into the mist

I’m grateful that I was born when America was seen as a melting pot - and that was a good thing, not bad. A time before ‘cultural appropriation’ was a thing and, if used at all, applied only to the Brits raiding Egyptian tombs.

manhattan mexican tacosTaco Tuesday wasn’t a thing and tacos weren’t racist

I’m grateful for having received an actual education focused on knowledge and critical thinking rather than indoctrination consisting of what to think about such things as ‘critical race theory’ and other ‘social justice’ issues.

I’m grateful that I was raised in a time when many people, black and white, worked to correct true civil rights injustices. And  when “peaceful protests”

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meant marches and sit-ins rather than riots and and the creation of fake victims to be exploited for political gain.

I’m grateful for having been young at a time when it wasn’t necessary to feel guilty about everything - what I ate, drank, drove, bought or dreamed about - for fear of being selfish and killing the planet.

red 59 chevy impalaJust because it was cool

For these, and much, much more, I’m truly grateful. I will wrap up this Thanksgiving post with my annual MOTI Thanksgiving prayer:

 

In addition to all the other blessings

you have conferred on my reflective frame

I wish to thank you, Lord,

for the companionship of steadfast comrades

whose wit and wisdom and strength

help steer me through these tempestuous seas

of flattery and lies churned to fury by the ill will of demagogues.

Amen.

A special thanks to all who visit here. I wish you a peaceful, happy Thanksgiving unmarred by strife. Because there is always something to be thankful for.

 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving

And a good pre-Thanksgiving to one and all. Last chance to post your favorite,

pear turkey

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and/or fabulous Thanksgiving recipes!

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I thought today I’d simply post Rush’s annual Thanksgiving story. You know, the one Rush used to read from his book See, I Told You So every Thanksgiving Eve. He told the tale in an attempt to stem the tide of anti-capitalism, anti-western civilization, anti-American propaganda inculcating every aspect of culture, beginning with education before spilling over into the rest of society.

I did note an increasing proliferation of “Rush’s Thanksgiving tale is a big fat lie!” stories as I was looking for a link. I take this as a good thing; as Rush himself would have said “they always tell you they are most afraid of.”

So play it as you go about your chores today. Share it with your children and grands. Even if Rush’s version isn’t 100% accurate either it is much, much closer to the “we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” principals this country was founded on than any of the drivel being passed around as historical “truth” these days.

If you would prefer to read it, it’s here but why not just listen to the Dr. of Democracy himself articulate the case for personal and economic freedom.

Then, if you still need to make something for the Thanksgiving table, might I suggest a platter of these cute little Caprese Ladybugs?

Ladybug-Caprese

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

If It Was Good Enough For Lenin It’s Good Enough For Me

Were we not just talking about this last week?

 uc_002Yes we were

About how the left likes to discredit all slippery slope arguments made by anyone on the right as fallacious, not just the emotionally loaded ones that ignore reason and plausibility?

And do you remember when President Trump in 2017 claimed the left wouldn’t be happy just taking down Confederate statues and would be coming for Washington and Jefferson eventually? Do you recall how the media hyperventilated over how idiotic it was to make such a ludicrous claim? Molly Hemmingway does:

…Removing Confederate memorials doesn’t mean Washington and Jefferson are next, assured Jamelle Bouie of Slate at the time. “Trump’s comparison there is dumb. It doesn’t really even make any sense. And the notion that there’s some slippery slope [Fallacy!] is dumb,” he said.

…The New York Times ran an article headlined “Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments,” quoting a historian calling Trump’s query a “red herring.” [Fallacy!]

….NPR’s Steve Inskeep purported to do a “fact” “check” on President Trump’s statement, opining that Trump “used one of his standard rhetorical techniques, ‘whataboutism.'” [Fallacy!]

…Douglas Blackmon, a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, said President Trump either does not understand history or was racist for worrying about the removal of Founding Father statues. [White Supremacist!]

Yeah, that didn’t age well.

Screenshot 2021-11-23 at 06-46-59 NBC News' 2017 fact-check on Trump's warning about Founding Fathers statues has aged horr[...]

Well doggone! Trump was right! Again.

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I actually can’t tell anymore if the media are honest propagandists or simply useful idiots. I’m inclined towards the latter, as most state-run media are filled with that lot.

lenin's useful idiots

If it was good enough for Lenin, it’s good enough for me.