Sunday, May 16, 2021

AMA Goes Mad, As in Distemper

Actually, the American Medical Ass'n. was sliding down the madness-slope 30 years ago.

Now it's in free-fall.

James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association (AMA), issued an open letter to the National Governors Association calling all legislative efforts to stop the transgender mutilation of children “a dangerous government intrusion into the practice of medicine.”

According to Madara, permanently altering a child’s hormones with pharmaceutical chemicals and surgically altering their private parts “are normal variations of human identity and expression” that should not be interfered with by government officials.


As with all medical interventions, physicians are guided by their ethical duty to act in the best interest of their patients and must tailor recommendations about specific interventions and the timing of those interventions to each patient’s unique circumstances,” Madara’s letter further contends..
.--HT Briggs

That's in case you forget that FEE INCOME is very important to the Demented Doctor class.

Witness-Tampering in Chauvin Trial?

Let's get this straight:  I think Chauvin is guilty of manslaughter, but NOT murder.  He should be in prison.

Got that?  Good.  Here's the story that popped up yesterday:

One of the other officers involved in the incident, Thou Thao, filed an interesting pleading this week. He seeks the removal of the Minnesota attorney general from the prosecution of his case. If the facts he alleges are true, this is the minimal remedy for prosecution misconduct he alleges.

He contends  that the Hennepin County Coroner Dr. Andrew Baker, who is the only person who performed an autopsy on George Floyd, found that it “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” but that he was coerced  by Dr. Roger Mitchell, former medical examiner of Washington, D.C., into changing his report, which three days later said the cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdural, restraint and neck compression,” a finding at odds with his original post-autopsy report. 

Dr. Mitchell seems to have considered himself part of the prosecution, threatening to attack Dr. Baker in the pages of the Washington Post if he stuck with his original report. Post trial, Dr. Mitchell continued acting as a prosecution team member, attacking Dr. David Fowler, a Chauvin defense expert .

Oh, really?

THAT changes things, eh?


"Positive Coaching" or Critical Race Theory Racket?

It can't be both "Positive Coaching" AND mandate "Critical Race Theory," as the latter demeans and slanders Caucasians.  You'll notice the standard CRT jargon:  "diversity, equity, inclusion" in the description.

Little League baseball coaches in Alexandria, Virginia, will be required to take a diversity, equity, and inclusion course this month.

In an email to coaches on Thursday, Alexandria Little League board president Sherry Reilly announced the league's partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance. All Little League coaches and board members were asked to cancel practices in order to attend the Sports Can Battle Racism workshop on May 24....

... Casey Miller, a spokeswoman for the Positive Coaching Alliance, told the Washington Free Beacon that costs for training sessions vary from $1,000 to $10,000....

$10 Grand, eh?

Not surprising if you look at the National Board of Directors' roster for Positive Coaching Alliance.  Even before seeing that fee number, but having viewed the Board member list, I smelled a rat.

There are two types of consultants.  Those which either deliver or not, and those whose charter does not have a defined 'success' metricYou can guess which dominates PCA's Board all by yourselves.

Sheesh.

HT:  PowerLIne

"Boy" Scouts Now Sinking Under the Waves

Out here, they have a fairly-new Council headquarters building.  They won't be around long enough to pay the mortgage.

The Boy Scouts Of America released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter and now say they’ll require Eagle Scouts to earn a diversity and inclusion badge. According to the rest of their statement, they “haven’t been as brave as they should have been” following the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.  --quoted at Vox

We know a couple of Eagles who earned their rank by being Americans with American values.  Oddly enough, those values included such concepts as 'all men are created equal.'  Another one, given the mention of Arbery:  "Innocent until proven guilty."

BSA began its rapid slide down the tubes under the reign of Rex Tillerson, Trump's first big mistake.  Nothing has changed.


Biden* Revokes..........

Xhou Bai-Den revoked a number of Trump's executive orders last week.  You don't have to know what the details are, as the story here provides sufficient information.

The following Presidential actions are revoked: Executive Order 13925 of May 28, 2020 (Preventing Online Censorship), Executive Order 13933 of June 26, 2020 (Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence), Executive Order 13934 of July 3, 2020 (Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes), Executive Order 13964 of December 10, 2020 (Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance To Advance American Influence), Executive Order 13978 of January 18, 2021 (Building the National Garden of American Heroes), and Executive Order 13980 of January 18, 2021 (Protecting Americans From Overcriminalization Through Regulatory Reform).”

 So Biden* revoked EO's which were pro-American.

That makes him ANTI-American, ain'a?

Saturday, May 15, 2021

How Many Illegals Last Month?

 Glad you asked.

...A record 179,000 people crossed the southern border illegally in April, up three per cent on the 172,000 who made the crossing in March.  ...

Annualized, that's 2,148,000.

Smooth move, Biden*.  

How many women and girls will be sex-trafficked on your watch, Joe?

CDC, NIH, FDA Employees Pass on Vax

Somebody here asks the right question, given that only about HALF of all CDC, NIH, and FDA employees have taken The Vax:

What do THEY know that WE don't?

Vax Passport?

The idea that Americans will be forced to carry a "mask passport" keeps popping up.

Is that like "Voter ID"?

"No Confidence" in Biden*

The Marxists who write Joe* Potato's speeches probably got a preview of this.

...The University of Michigan’s survey of consumer sentiment dropped 6.2 percent from the final April read just a few weeks earlier to a score of 82.8. Economists had forecast a gain to 90.3 from 88.3.

“Consumer confidence in early May tumbled due to higher inflation–the highest expected year-ahead inflation rate as well as the highest long-term inflation rate in the past decade,” said Richard Curtin, the survey’s chief economist.

The current conditions component of the index tumbled 6.6 percent to 90.8, also missing expectations. The expectations component fell 6.2 percent to 77.6 percent....

That's very bad, sorta like Bai-den's* last week.

We maintain that the inflation began with Trump's massive giveaway programs; historically, inflation NEVER appears in only 120 days.  For that matter, it could have been straining at the bit ever since Obama's irresponsible goosing of the national debt.  Trump's silly adds to that figure certainly didn't help.

That said, Puddin' Head* has a big problem on his hands and it ain't going to get better, what with Riot Season just ahead.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Not A Job for Duct Tape

It's not really all that funny.

Earlier this week, in a routine bridge inspection, an engineer climbed onto the section of the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River and spotted a massive fracture in the frame that resulted in the immediate shutdown of the bridge on Wednesday. Traffic is being rerouted to Interstate 55 Memphis & Arkansas Bridge, creating traffic jams in the Memphis area. On the Mississippi River, the situation is much worse. Hundreds of barrages are piling up on either side of the bridge as the US Coast Guard has closed the critical waterway. 

After a routine inspection, officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that the Hernando de Soto Bridge would be closed due to a crack on the bottom side of the bridge truss. ...

So cars and trucks are inconvenienced?  What's the big deal?

...a much larger and possibly underreported story is the closure of the lower Mississippi River that is a critical waterway for the transportation of farm goods. 

Reuters reports as of Thursday, the logjam of barrages swelled to 771. Coast guard officials closed the waterway Wednesday, preventing any vessel from passing underneath the bridge. ...

The story at the link has a picture of the beam in question and yes, that sucker is DOA.  Duct tape would help, but that guy needs some serious ironwork.

Ooooh!! Biden* Threatens!!

Reported by a lot of places:

Joe Biden told Americans tonight on Twitter they have a choice.
Either get the COVID vaccine or wear a mask forever.

Nope.

Your move, potato-brains.

The Situation

Biden* is in deep shit, poll-wise, so he allowed citizens to walk free of masks.

For the time being.