This week: the latest Covid-19 developments; the breakdown of law-and-order in the United States; the Salvation Army goes “woke”; media malpractice; and a wee bit of good news.
First a Rant:
I do my best to “curate” the materials I post on this blog. By that I mean I try not to post the analysis of others without first grounding them in the source materials used in that analysis. For example, suppose commentators disseminate a critique of the Covid vaccines; quoting a particular source or “expert”. I try to locate the source document(s) and read them myself and also attempt to verify the credentials and methods of the person(s) who authored that source material. Same goes for videos from “experts” – what are their qualifications, background, affiliations, etc.? This as one might expect, can take a great deal of time.
This exercise in curation is quite necessary (unfortunately) because it has been my experience that individuals on both sides of any debate (this is especially true for Covid and the vaccines) have a tendency to either:
- Fail to properly vet the sources used in their articles
- Knowingly engage in distortion, name-calling and hyperbole to get their favored viewpoint across
- Latch on to whatever fits their narrative – the facts be damned
- Parrot the views of others with whom they agree, and who have also engaged in one or more of the practices listed above.
Resorting to relying upon the work of “fact checkers” – who are supposed to do the objective vetting for us – is generally pointless, as most have their own viewpoints and biases and are often working on behalf of “establishment” interests. I could write an entire VOLUME on the absurdity and corruption of what passes for “fact checking”.
Never in the history of mankind have we had greater access to such a tremendous volume of information at our fingertips than we do right now. That access is cheap, easy to obtain and available to all. Yet the irony here is that what appears to be an abundance of “information” is actually an echo chamber of battling ideological pundits with a strong dose of censorship and propaganda thrown in for good measure.
Pull up a dozen or more articles on a particular topic and you will often times see the same words, phrases, and ideas repeated over-and-over again Ad nauseum. I’ve seen what purport to be originally authored articles repeated word-for-word across multiple sites. Original thought and analysis have been replaced by ideological templates, sound bytes and talking points.
This has caused me no small amount of aggravation – especially over the last week while researching Covid. While there is no doubt that the media, government and our other established institutions are engaging in narrative control and censorship, it is also true that their opponents are also often times guilty of similar offenses.
During my research over the past week, I noted that several vaccine skeptics were circulating videos of an alleged “doctor” and “researcher” by the name of Geert Vanden Bossche. My vetting of Dr. Vanden Bossche revealed he is actually a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM). While that’s not immediately disqualifying, a search of major scientific publishing “scrapers” shows no research published by VanDen Bossche over at least the last 20 years. Indeed further investigation shows he hasn’t published any peer-reviewed research since about 1995. He does not see patients, and has no clinical experience in the treatment of humans that I can discern.
He did pull a stint at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation – but the Gates Foundation has a somewhat checkered reputation and doesn’t always spend its’ money wisely or benevolently. The Gates Foundation also funds MANY people, and not all are highly qualified. This does NOT necessarily mean that Dr. Vanden Bossche’s warnings about the vaccines are patently incorrect, but it does raise serious questions. I only spend time on him here because he represents an example of vaccine critique that skeptics would be better served ignoring until or unless he can better prove his case. Giving the mysterious Dr. Vanden Bossche’s theories credibility only serves to undermine those who have legitimate concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy.
Another example (also Covid related) is a former Pfizer employee, alleged “whistleblower” and self-proclaimed “biotech analyst” named Karen Kingston. Numerous vaccine skeptics are touting her claims and “expertise” in criticizing the safety of the Pfizer jab. Here’s the problem: while Ms. Kingston did work for Pfizer, it was in their marketing department from 1996-1998!
Kingston appears to have no scientific background, and didn’t even work for the company at the time the vaccines were developed. Indeed, her work with Pfizer was 21 years prior to the appearance of Covid-19! Among other things, Kingston claims the vaccine contains graphene oxide (a rather toxic substance), and that it was developed as a “bioweapon”. While even a cursory review of the literature shows research has been conducted into the use of graphene oxide in vaccines (contrary to the claims of many “fact checkers”), Kingston provides NO hard evidence it is present in any of the jabs. The claim that the Pfizer jab is a “bioweapon” is an extraordinary one. While extraordinary claims are not necessarily untrue, it is wise to remember that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” – something Kingston has not yet provided.
I’m increasingly frustrated with how difficult it is to reliably identify competent research and clinical evidence that challenges the prevailing narratives surrounding Covid and the vaccines. It isn’t that good evidence and credible critics don’t exist, it’s that separating the wheat from the chaff has become extremely challenging. At least some of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of Covid critics, who in their eagerness to discredit the entire pandemic response, are willing to pounce upon anyone that says what they want to hear. Responsibility also lies with a government and media complex that have not only been lacking in transparency, but have also engaged in disinformation, information suppression, and character assassination.
When you politicize science the scientific method is the first casualty, and truth is further obscured. Bad policy decisions inevitably follow, and people suffer needlessly. Be careful out there, and strive to be judicious when evaluating the “experts” and their evidence – whatever side they’re on. I’m doing the best I can.
In a study published in the Lancet, researchers observed that vaccinated individuals who were infected with the Delta variant had 251 times the viral load than those who had been infected with the original strain in early 2020 (who were unvaccinated). There have been several different interpretations of the findings of this paper, but I think the primary takeaway is this statement by the authors:
Breakthrough Delta variant infections following Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination may cause asymptomatic or mild disease, but are associated with high viral loads, prolonged PCR positivity and low levels of vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies. Epidemiological and sequence data suggested ongoing transmission had occurred between fully vaccinated individuals.
In other words, at least the AstraZeneca vaccine appears to have not prevented transmission of Covid-19 to others. A full reading of the paper seems to confirm that this is a minimally reasonable conclusion. This appears to further undermine the notion that the vaccinated cannot readily infect others.
Geneticist Dr. Alexandra Henrion-Caude was formerly a researcher at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm). Dr. Henrion-Caude has been at the forefront challenging the safety of the mRNA vaccines. Dr. Henrion-Caude appears to have left Inserm in 2021 due in part to differences of opinion with her colleagues, who formerly regarded her as “brilliant” but now just a “conspiracy theorist” – funny that. I believe this interview with Dr. Henrion-Caude is worth your time:
Dr Steven R Gundry is a retired cardiologist and the former Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University. Dr. Gundry published an abstract of his poster session in Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association (AHA) Gundry concludes:
…the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination
It should be noted that like many other healthcare professionals expressing concerns about the Covid vaccinations, an “expression of concern” was filed with the AHA regarding Gundry’s poster session (i.e., he is in the process of being cancelled and discredited).
Dr. Daniel Stock is a primary care physician from Indiana who advocates for early therapeutic treatment of Covid infected patients using a combination of vitamin D, zinc, and ivermectin:
Like Dr. Stock, Dr. Mary Bowden is a Houston area ENT who has been treating her Covid patients proactively with ivermectin and supplements. For her efforts, Dr. Bowden was suspended by Houston Methodist Hospital, after which, she resigned and gave a statement to the press:
Here are some interesting statistics on her Covid patients from her website:
57% of our patients testing for COVID-19 in the last 2 months were fully vaccinated.
44% of our patients receiving monoclonal antibodies for symptomatic COVID-19 in the last 2 months were fully vaccinated.
Overall % positive rate in the last 30 days: 4%
This is what happens to Dr. Bowden’s patients when they are hospitalized and she isn’t permitted to intervene:
According to Dr. Bowden, she had to rely increasingly on ivermectin, as access to monoclonal antibody treatment has become more restricted by governmental authorities. It appears she is being “cancelled” because she is willing to try something rather than stand by and allow her patients to die.
Few can deny governments around the world have leveraged the Covid-19 pandemic to institute all manner of authoritarian restrictions on the citizenry.
In New York state, Governor Kathy Hochul declared a “State of Emergency” lasting at least through January 15, 2022, over a Covid variant (omicron) that hasn’t yet been found in the U.S., and which South African health officials claim has caused only mild symptoms.
This has again resulted in the suspension of “non-essential” surgeries, potentially setting up the citizens of New York for a healthcare crisis of a different sort.
Australia has entered a whole new realm of insanity. Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory has ordered the relocation of indigenous persons in Australia’s NT to be placed in “quarantine camps” by military personnel.
Speaking of Michael Gunner, he seems like a reasonable and pleasant fellow with absolutely NO totalitarian traits whatsoever:
The Rule of Law Dies:
Darrell Brooks used his SUV to mow down dozens of people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Most U.S. media news outlets act as if Brooks’ motive is a total mystery. Others suspect his affections for BLM and his disdain for the Rittenhouse verdict might be strong motives. His social media history (which was grabbed before it was deleted) was certainly interesting.
Brooks was released by an activist DA on $1,000 bail just a few days prior to the Christmas parade attack. His most recent offense involved beating up his girlfriend and running her over with his car. Apparently, no danger to the community at all.
Milwaukee district attorney John Chisholm is a big fan of “equity” and “bail reform”, having once remarked of his policies:
Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody? You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.
Meanwhile, an epidemic of mob-based smash-and-grab robberies are plaguing California. Businesses already struggling with staffing shortages, supply chain issues, and reeling from the pandemic are saying this could be the end.
Even sex offenders are being released – and going on to immediately re-offend (of course).
Salvation Army goes Woke:
Unfortunately I found this out just after I’d already made a sizable contribution, but it seems that the Salvation Army has hired “diversity equity and inclusion” (DEI) staff, and gone woke. Kenny Xu over at the Daily Signal does a nice breakdown of Salvation Army’s “Let’s talk about racism” CRT training.
Finally Good News:
It appears with at least 5 Democratic Senators formally announcing their opposition, Biden’s Marxist nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, is history. Omarova had called for bankrupting America’s oil and gas industry, and abolishing private banks altogether. Now we wait for the next Biden nut-job nominee.
Finally the Independent Community Bank Association reports that the IRS bank snooping build was omitted from the House version of “Build Back Better”. However, ICBA noted that some members of the Senate are pushing to put it back in, again.
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.
— Theodore Dalrymple
This week: Worldwide protests against vaccine mandates and lockdowns; the strange correlation between higher vax rates and death; the “Climate Change” farce; and media stupidity.
Corona Virus Updates:
If you are reading this from the U.S. or Canada, keep your eyes peeled for incoming lockdowns. As Covid cases “spike” across the world, Europe is instituting draconian lockdowns and the normally compliant public is having none of it.
Austria is now placing non-vaccinated citizens under virtual house arrest, while the vaccinated public is largely free to go about their business (for now). With a fully-vaxxed rate of only 64%, that means 36% (~3.3 million people) of the population will be held prisoner until they comply. This has led to an explosion of protests in the capitol, Vienna:
And in Salzburg:
In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Dutch protests got very spicy when police began firing live rounds over the heads of, and sometimes at, the protestors:
In Croatia thousands gathered against vaccine passports and segregation:
From Paris today, an endless stream of anti-mandate and pro-liberty protestors. pic.twitter.com/Ftw5mNCUOL
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 20, 2021
In Rome, Italy:
Rome today as the numbers grow against the Green pass pic.twitter.com/hO6QPHecsz
— Deleuze (@Kukicat7) November 20, 2021
In Zurich, Switzerland:
Zurich rises today in force to stop medical segregation and to recall COVID emergency powers. pic.twitter.com/Ovm1zYkAYE
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 20, 2021
In Germany, authorities are following Austria’s lead and making vaccination mandatory for all citizens to live, work, and shop:
And “down-under” in Victoria in Australia, where the people have been subject to some of the most draconian and oppressive lockdowns in the world:
Keep in mind, the events above have all happened within the last 24-48 hours, and correspond to what appears to be a coordinated global lockdown.
Meanwhile in the U.S., they are already talking about second boosters – CDC just recommended booster #1 and they are already pushing booster #2!
Already jumping the shark to fourth booster. pic.twitter.com/cf95vL6ypT
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) November 17, 2021
And right on cue, the psychopathic Fauci and his media sycophants declare “we just don’t know how many shots will be needed” to stem the curse of Covid.
Meanwhile, the British government’s own statistics show that “fully vaccinated” individuals are dying at twice the rate as the unvaccinated, which leads one to question if the vaccines are making people MORE susceptible to Covid as time (and boosting) goes on?
Evidence continues to mount that natural immunity is far superior to the vaccines, and that it is possible that receiving a vaccination too soon after recovery from natural infection may even hamper the development of immunity. Yet the CDC still refuses to acknowledge the efficacy of natural immunity – at all.
Also disturbing are the number of deaths associated with adverse Covid vaccine events. One casualty: 56 year old Mike Granata who wanted people to know what the vaccine did to him:
Many nurses and non-nursing staff begged me and my wife to get the truth out to the public about the Covid-19 vaccines because the truth of deaths from the vaccine was being hidden within the medical profession
Mike’s wife actually posted his warning in his obituary, because the family had no other outlet, and no one in the media would listen to them.
You should know that scientists are “mystified” as to the reasons why Covid has all but ignored the entire continent of Africa, where vaccination rates are low (but the use of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine is high) at around 6% overall.
Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better
— Wafaa El-Sadr, Columbia University
Interestingly, one of the higher vaxxed nations in Africa – South Africa (41%) – also has one of the highest rates of Covid-related fatalities. Yet globalists are pushing hard for more vaccines there.
The highest vaxxed country in Africa is the tiny nation of the Seychelles (~80%), and yet despite being enthusiastic early adopters of the vax, have continuously experienced one of the world’s highest Covid infection rates.
Indeed, it appears that the Covid vaccine narrative is beginning to unravel, and all our “experts” can do is push more of the same policies that got us into this predicament.
Although the vaccine mandate for private employers in the U.S. has been temporarily put on-hold by a Federal court, Biden’s other mandates are about to jettison thousands of military personnel, healthcare workers, and TSA screeners. Regardless, the Biden Administration continues to push private employers to issue mandates, and many seem to be complying. These mandates are poised to wreck the economy, our military, and our healthcare system.
Where is the transparency by our government health officials? Why (for example) would the FDA ask a Federal court to shield the government from releasing Covid vaccine data to the public for 55 years?
We keep hearing about the “science” and yet one of the most fundamental tenets of actual science is the ability to subject data to peer review and critical analysis. It should be noted that this FDA petition comes after months of dodging requests for data from scientific researchers in the U.S.
So, let’s get this straight. The federal government shields Pfizer from liability. Gives it billions of dollars. Makes Americans take its product. But won’t let you see the data supporting its product’s safety and efficacy. Who does the government work for?
— Aaron Siri
It’s almost like they’re hiding something.
Climate Change Madness:
Some skeptical people have begun to question the real purpose of the Covid lockdowns. Perhaps they are preparing us for something? In India, they are issuing “climate lockdowns” to stem air pollution.
In the U.S. we are told that electric vehicles (EVs) are a necessary step to avert a climate “disaster”. China is frequently held up as a “model” of where we need to go (yes, really). Yet the Chinese seem to be having some real “issues” with that whole environmental sustainability thing.
Industry data shows that the service life of lithium batteries used in electric vehicles is generally 5 to 8 years, and the service life under warranty is 4 to 6 years. That means, tens of thousands of electric car batteries will soon need to be discarded or recycled, and millions more down the road
— Shawn Li, Epoch Times
Meat is another target of the “Green Commissars”.
We have been told- repeatedly and for years- that cattle production is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gasses and therefore we should no longer eat meat, or at least severely cut back in order to save the planet
— Hardscrabble Farmer
In this little gem of an article the author compares the number of cows in the U.S. to the number of wild ungulates (hoofed animals) prior to the arrival of European settlers. The results are – interesting! It’s amazing what a little math and some logic can accomplish. Too bad neither is a strong suit for our governing elites.
If you’ve been paying attention you are probably aware (and a bit surprised) that the “OK” symbol is now widely regarded as a symbol of “white supremacy” – yes, seriously. I heard it again just a couple of nights ago from some idiotic “journalists” and decided to do a little write-up on this ridiculous fallacy.
Needless to say, it worked like a charm. Surprisingly, even leftist Wikipedia has an article debunking the “OK” symbol as a form of “white supremacy.” If the media and our politicians are too stupid to figure this out – after over 4 years – then why are you listening to any of them about anything?
PLEASE NOTE: there have been some recent technical issues with this site that may have made it intermittently inaccessible. The DNS propagation of the domain “arnoldziffel.net” was being interrupted. The issue now appears resolved, but I find it strange that my other domains on the same host were not affected.
This week: more Coronadoom news (including the introduction of “health equity”); the IRS bank snooping bill is back – again; the wokesters declare “math is racist”; and a terrifying assault on Press freedom by the Biden Administration.
In Texas, if you have Covid and are black or latino you can easily receive monoclonal antibody treatment (the most effective therapeutic for keeping you out of the hospital). If you’re white however, not so much:
Denied medical service because of my race. pic.twitter.com/FgtO3oiSPG
— Harrison Hill Smith (@Harrison_of_TX) November 13, 2021
I predicted this would happen years ago: once the government started calling the shots on your healthcare, they would “reverse discriminate” based on race and/or sex and/or sexual orientation, at first, using some form of convoluted reasoning. This is referred to as “health equity“. Now, here it is.
Covid-infected POCs have been designated as “high-risk” compared to other races – allegedly due to higher rates of mortality. But outside of the pat explanation of “white supremacy” very little effort has been put into figuring out “why”. Are they not receiving the holy sacrament of vaccination? Are they more likely to delay seeking treatment? Perhaps they have a higher incidence of co-morbidities? Regardless, each patient is an individual case, and if you’re dying, you’re dying. So how can the medical profession justify a one-size-fits-all approach based solely on skin color?
Even if you do not currently face imminent death from Covid, research clearly shows that early intervention is key to keeping you from winding up hospitalized. Patients should be carefully evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and monitored for deterioration of their condition if they are initially refused monoclonal antibody treatment. And perhaps there should be more emphasis on increasing the supply of monoclonal antibody drugs instead of finding absurd rationalizations for restricting their use?
In 2016 “Statnews” ran a piece exposing questionable practices and a toxic work culture at vax maker Moderna. I’m linking to a post covering the original article because the poster did a nice job of highlighting some scary and prescient bits that seem very relevant today. A link to the original article is available in the post for doubters. One money quote:
It’s highly risky. Big pharma companies had tried similar work and abandoned it because it’s exceedingly hard to get RNA into cells without triggering nasty side effects.
CDC’s push to vaccinate your kids is (understandably) not going over so well. Here’s a picture that sums-up the sentiments of many:
Dr. Robert Malone (co-developer of mRNA vaccine technology) on vaccinating your kids:
Ah, but our leaders are – uh, leading the way! Showing us plebs how it’s done by doing their civic duty and getting boosted. Or maybe, not…..?
To briefly recount the history of the pandemic response:
- 2 weeks to flatten the curve – keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
- Extended lockdowns and masking because of “cases”!
- Once we have enough people vaccinated or naturally recovered to achieve 70% herd immunity we can go back to normal
- Natural immunity is useless, get vaccinated or you’ll kill grandma!
- “Crisis of the unvaccinated” – mandates!
Well prepare for the goal posts to be moved once again. Coming soon (probably), “fully vaccinated” will now require endless boosters:
Here’s another example of the upside-down banana republic that was formerly the “United States”: Border Patrol agents will be fired if they aren’t vaxxed, but we cannot deport illegal aliens from Nicaragua under Title 42. Recall, Congress has already rejected testing requirements for illegals being released into the United States, but if you’re visiting from a foreign country on business or for leisure, you must be tested.
Make sure to check out “CDC Admits Crushing Rights of Naturally Immune Without Proof They Transmit the Virus“. A FOIA request indicates the CDC has “no data” on the transmission of Covid by naturally immune individuals. You’d think that would be something they would definitely want to track, since it could conceivably bolster their argument for vaccination over natural immunity. My guess? They have the data and are claiming to not have the data, because it doesn’t fit their narrative. Or maybe they really are just feckless incompetents – hard to say for sure.
Once again, the Simpsons predicted all of this:
More on IRS Snooping:
As I’ve covered previously, there was a proposal for the IRS to snoop on Americans’ bank accounts with >$600 in combined transactions annually. Then Sen. Ron Wyden claimed they were going to increase that threshold to $10,000. Then they claimed it was removed from “Build Back Better”. Then they put it back in with the original $600 threshold. Then they removed it – again. Now it’s back in – again, with a few tweaks.
To explain those “tweaks”: the latest version would double-report payments from 3rd party processors Apple Pay, Venmo, Paypal, etc. I say “double-report” because the “American Rescue Plan” passed earlier last spring already contained a provision to report your receipt of payments by those platforms. Now, if those payments go into your bank account, they will be reported again.
The major change here is this clearly targets primarily small businesses and gig-workers (which was the primary mission all along), not ALL Americans as did the original proposal, and certainly not “billionaires” as Biden and Pelosi claimed. Stay tuned – this could revert back to the original dragnet at any time.
Speaking of Banking:
In the Biden Administration’s seemingly never ending quest to turn the United States into a socialist dystopia, he has nominated one Saule Omarova to the position of “Comptroller of the Currency”. The Comptroller of the Currency:
…serves to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and thrift institutions and the federally licensed branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States
You might be surprised to learn that Ms. Omarova was born in the Soviet Union, and is an admirer of their economic system. She has opined that she would like to starve the U.S. coal, oil and gas industries of capital, causing them to go bankrupt in the name of remedying “climate change” (that’s nearly 10 million direct jobs):
Biden nominee Saule Omarova saying the quiet part out loud. On the oil, coal and gas industries:
"We want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change." pic.twitter.com/luMR2HEMK9
— BidenNoms, A Project of AAF (@bidennoms) November 9, 2021
At least, we want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change, right?
— Saule Omarova
She would also like to eliminate all private bank accounts and put them under the control of the Fed:
While the supply chain burns to the ground, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants you to know that America’s highways are racist (yes, really) – and he’s just the guy to fix that.
California is planning to “de-mathematize” math, because, racism. Meanwhile (with all that de-mathematizing going on), the Pentagon frets about the lack of STEM talent in the defense industries and military ranks. Guess things aren’t going to get better any time soon. China is going to clean our clocks. But hey, diversity!
The Orwell Files:
The home of independent journalist James O’Keefe (Project Veritas) was unceremoniously raided by those nice fellas from the FBI over a lost diary belonging to Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley. Most suspect that Mr. O’Keefe’s whistleblowing gonzo journalism had more to do with the raid than the diary.
What makes the O’Keefe raid particularly disturbing is that the FBI apparently leaked information to the New York Times before the raid, and then proceeded to leak private cellphone data to the Times after they searched O’Keefe’s phone. It should be noted that O’Keefe is currently embroiled in a defamation lawsuit he filed against the Times. Ironic, no?
The fireworks are still coming in the wake of parental anger against local school boards teaching their children CRT. In Scottsdale, Arizona it appears that the school board President, Jann-Michael Greenberg had compiled quite the dossier on his detractors. This included photos of their kids and private investigator reports. Parents were reportedly tailed by the PIs and background searches performed.
Remember the infamous “Pee Pee Dossier” the DNC and media pushed for 4 years during the Trump Administration? “Russia Russia Russia!” Well in case you haven’t heard, it was all a hoax concocted by Hillary Clinton and used by Barack Obama to justify warrantless spying on a Presidential candidate. The rest is history – 4 years of unrelenting caterwauling that parallelized a lawfully elected President – like him or not. Special Counsel John Durham has quietly continued his investigation, and there have been indictments (more on the way).
A Rhetorical Question:
In an age and in a place of seemingly endless assaults on common decency and the rule-of-law, is there any obligation to obey the lawgivers? Asking for a friend.