Cutting off the “enhanced” payments results in people suddenly finding employment.

The number of unemployment-benefit recipients is falling at a faster rate in Missouri and 21 other states canceling enhanced and extended payments this month, suggesting that ending the aid could push more people to take jobs.

The full article is behind a paywall, but the headline really says it all.

The scary thing is that this result really was unexpected to a large number of supposedly very educated people.

Hat tip to From the Barrel of a Gun.


It’s no one’s “Democracy”

Robert Stacy McCain asks “Who’s Democracy is this” in a post that links to his piece on the subject in The American Spectator.

My answer is “it’s no one’s democracy”.

Because it’s not a democracy at all.

Our form of government is a Constitutional Republic. The founders considered democracy as a form of government when determining the form ours would take and soundly (and correctly) rejected it. Mob Rule is hardly a recipe for efficient and effective governance.

“Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic.”
–Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

A Republic is based on the rule of law, not on the rule of the mob.

The fact that the US is not a democracy is evidenced clearly in the Constitution itself.

The only members of the federal government who were, as designed in the Constitution, directly elected by the people are members of the House of Representatives. Each representative represents a relatively equal sized portion of the population as determined by the census and the establishment of the congressional districts in the states and directly elected by the residents of that district.

The House of Representatives very name describes it’s purpose. It is The People’s House and is there to represent the people.

The Senate was originally intended to represent the interests of the state governments. This is why each state has two senators, regardless of size. As individual, sovereign states, each state government was considered to be of equal importance and therefore was given an equal say in the federal government. Senators were originally chosen by the legislatures of the states.

In my humble opinion, the 17th Amendment which institutionalized direct election of Senators by the people was the second biggest mistake ever included in the supreme law of the land. The biggest mistake was the 18th Amendment which was subsequently repealed, so the 17th is the biggest mistake that is still operable. By approving the 17th Amendment, the state governments basically surrendered any influence they had in the federal government to the whims of the masses…but I digress.

The President is not elected by the people, the President is elected by the state governments. The electors who make up the electoral college are selected by the state legislatures, not directly elected by the people. The Presidential election is, by nature, essentially an advisory election, the only thing that commits the state legislatures to selecting electors based on the outcome of the popular vote is the law of the specific state. If any state passed laws allowing them to completely disregard the popular vote and select presidential electors by picking names out of the phone book*, or through a Ouija board, or just choosing whoever they darn well please, that would be perfectly constitutional.

The problem is that the there are no states who’s laws allow for such. Each state has it’s own set of laws that determine how the Presidential election is to be conducted in that state, but they are all based on the popular vote. When, as was the case in 2020, several of the states just arbitrarily ignore their own laws in a bald-faced attempt to change the outcome that was probable were the election to be held in accordance with the laws, that is a subversion of our Republican government who’s primary principle is the Rule of Law.

Insisting that the laws be upheld and voiding the outcome of elections that were held in violation of those laws may very well be a subversion of democracy, but our system of government is NOT a democracy. Such insistence for the sovereignty of the rule of law is absolutely, 100% supportive of our Republic.

*For my younger readers, a phone book is a pre-internet, paper volume published annually by the local telephone company that listed the addresses and phone numbers of everyone in the locality with a telephone who didn’t specifically request an “unlisted” number.


And so it begins

Now that the panic has begun to subside, our overlords have successfully trained the majority of the population to just mindlessly obey when nonsensical edicts are issued, and they’ve satisfied themselves that local police officers are more than willing to act as their stormtroopers in enforcing the edicts upon those of us who aren’t sheep, they can start walking back some of the demonstrably and egregiously false “statistics” that gave them the cover for their operation.

A quarter of all deaths previously attributed to COVID-19 in Alameda County weren’t actually caused by the coronavirus, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced today.

Wow, what a shock.

And that number is still too high. Basically, this audit only discounted people who tested positive for the Wuhan Chinese Virus, but obviously died of something else. Anyone who was questionable is still included as a Kung Flu death.

A death can only be attributed to COVID-19 if the coroner or medical provider can show that the person died “as a direct result of COVID-19, with COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, or in whom death caused by COVID-19 could not be ruled out.” [bold added – ed]

In other words, if we can’t say absolutely that they died of something else, it was a Wuhan China Virus death, even though we know that the testing procedure used was way too sensitive and resulted in an untold number of false positives, so some of the people who died of…say…the flu…but had a false positive test for the Wuhan China Virus, we’re going to say they died of the Virus.

Which may help explain why flu deaths were virtually nonexistent last year.

By the way…I was keeping track of “excess deaths” and was all set to write a post about it but I was waiting for year end numbers.

As of November, per the CDC death statistics, 2020 was on track to post about 75,000 “excess deaths” over what would normally be expected based on historical data and averages adjusted for population changes. But sometime between November and December, some 200,000 or so additional deaths were added to the numbers.

The CDC had been claiming that over 300,000 people had died of the Wuhan China Virus, but the “excess death” numbers didn’t bear this out and plenty of people were noticing. So they fixed it.

Where did all those death reports added between November and December come from? The CDC will claim they were delayed reports, but I’d sure like to see some data as to specifically where those numbers came from because it looks to me like they just bumped the numbers up arbitrarily to support their narrative.

I believe there were actually somewhere between 75,000 and 80,000 excess deaths last year. Most of the people who died of the Wuhan China Flu were already very old or very ill and would likely have died within a short time anyway. The rest of the excess deaths weren’t caused by the virus, they were caused by the ridiculous overblown reaction to it by the government and the media in the effort to extract the Orange Bad Man from the Presidency.

Domestic Violence deaths, suicide and people dying from otherwise treatable illnesses that they either couldn’t or wouldn’t get care for because of the Kung Flu hysteria.

I believe historians are going to view this time as a very dark period of American (and world) history.


Election Fraud “logic”

1. Circumstantial evidence that there are irregularities in the votes are not “proof” that election fraud took place.
2. Proof can only be obtained by inspecting and auditing the votes themselves.
3. Inspection and auditing of the votes cannot be allowed unless there’s proof.
4. But there’s enough circumstantial evidence of irregularities to satisfy any standard of “probable cause” to support an investigation.
5. Please refer to statement 1. Repeat as necessary.

The left shouts at the top of their lungs that there’s NO PROOF that election fraud happened, then they fight as hard as they possibly can to deny the opportunity to collect any proof.

Nope. That’s not suspicious at all.


Family Resemblance?

Things that make you go “hmmm”.

I never noticed until David Hogg grew his hair out, but the first time I saw that picture, I thought “Charles Manson”.

The biggest difference being, David Hogg has never really gotten his cult off the ground, even with the media behind him 100%.


US Navy Priorities

China has been rattling sabers and engaging in aggressive actions around Taiwan and some of the other contested islands in that area.
Russia is massing troops and tanks along their border.
Iran is harassing shipping and even US Navy ships in the straight of Hormuz and busily enriching nuclear materials.
North Korea is continuing their missile tests.
Hamas is firing thousands of rockets at Israel, forcing them to defend themselves.

With all these concerning events taking place right now, it’s really nice to know that at least the US Navy has their priorities in the right place:

On Monday, the Acting Secretary of the United States Navy Thomas Harker released a memo that outlined new actions the military branch will be taking on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Israel, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and our other allies may not be able to count on our military to support them in their hour of need as we’ve always promised, but at least they can be confident in the fact that it is diverse, equitable and inclusive. That should comfort them greatly as they’re being destroyed by our mutual enemies.

Then it will be our turn. “In war news today, The Chinese invasion pushed inland and the Peoples Liberation Army occupied Las Vegas, virtually wiping out the 10th LGBT Brigade of the 1st Army Integrated Corps. Although they presented little resistance to the invaders and were wiped out almost to a [whatever type of creature or object they identify as], at least they looked really good in their rainbow colored camouflage uniforms and newly designed ‘pussy hat’ helmets.”

We live in interesting times.


They can sense weakness

Well, it’s pretty clear that our enemies are no longer taking us seriously.

China’s becoming increasingly militant toward Taiwan.

Russia is massing troops and tanks at the border.

Iran is getting froggy with our warships.

Hamas is re-initiating its war on Israel.

And why is all this happening?

Because our military is too busy celebrating all gay helicopter crews, weeding out those “domestic extremists” that believe their oath to protect and defend the Constitution means something and ensuring that fitness requirements aren’t so arduous that they prevent women from serving in combat rolls that they’re ill-suited for.

They can smell it in the water, and I’d be willing to bet when one kicks off, the others will soon follow, because they all know that even if our early stage dementia suffering Commander in Chief and his “one world government” supporting puppeteers had the political will to take action, we no longer have the military might to do so. When it kicks off, we will protest vehemently, kick some of their spies out, and demand some inconsequential and ultimately meaningless economic sanctions, but will do nothing…and they increasingly are aware of that.

I don’t think it’s going to be much longer now.

We live in interesting times.