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Even more short takes by Edward Morrison Morley posted (January 26, 2022)!


Posted January 21, 2022.

Nicholas Strakon: So, how come these news conferences by Joe Pericles are so infrequent? It is a riddle, wrapped in a ... Corn Pops box, inside a ... mumble bumble fumble ... What was I sayin’, man? Ω

Posted January 20, 2022.

Nicholas Strakon: The Wu Flu Narrative is disintegrating! as a whole lot of people have noticed. So I suppose the destructionists, to compensate, will soon dial up their wailing and moaning about Emergency Global Climate Warming Change. I would make the same prediction about the anti-white, anti-Western bigotry, but the volume of that is already dialed up to 11. Ω

Edward Morrison Morley: Peace on earth to men people of good will. The New York Times (January 20, 2022) reports: “Biden Predicts Putin Will Order Ukraine Invasion, but ‘Will Regret Having Done It,’” by David E. Sanger. Editor’s intro: “President Biden’s comments went well beyond the formal intelligence assessments described by White House officials, which conclude that Russia’s president has not yet decided whether to invade.”

Remember when Orange Man was criticized for not “following the intelligence experts”?

In other news not yet released, with this stance Biden becomes the prohibitive favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize. That may be what Putin “will regret,” since he was the previous front-runner with his sterling record of peacekeeping in Georgia (no, not Stacey Abrams’s Georgia, the other one), Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Ω

Edna St. Louis Missouri: Biden lays the groundwork. President Biden laid the groundwork for election denial in 2022 by Democrats in a marathon (who says psychotropic drugs don’t work?) presser on January 19. As summarized by Roll Call:

[Biden] was asked multiple times whether he thought upcoming elections would be viewed as legitimate without the voting rights bills reaching his desk.

“Well, it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” Biden said.

Later in the news conference, he said, in reference to the midterms, that “the increase in prospect of it being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed.”

What not to look for: future legacy-media criticisms of Biden and his cohort for undermining “our democracy” by “unfounded charges of election fraud.” Of course, one could ask how “founded” charges of election fraud are possible ten months before the actual election. At least Orange Man waited until after the elections. Ω

Nicholas Strakon: Being There, according to Joe Asterisk. The Daily Caller records a priceless utterance by Mr. Asterisk during the same news conference: “Remember how we thought not that many people were going to show up to vote in the middle of a pandemic? We had the highest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America.”

“Show up”! The problem is that millions of Biden voters didn’t show up. Instead, ballots they filled out, or maybe didn’t fill out, showed up in the mail and other places. Ω

Posted January 6, 2022.


Ms. Missouri is TLD’s economic correspondent. She continues to contribute from an undisclosed location, where she swears to remain until after the November 2022 elections. After that ... — Ed.
The European Union Commission on January 1, 2022, proposed making nuclear energy and natural gas green-eligible sustainable investments. The Germans are also ticked, since a few years ago (after the Fukushima “disaster” in 2011) they began shutting down all their nuclear power plants, and (spoiler alert) they now pay the highest energy prices in Europe. The German vice chancellor and economy and climate minister, Robert Habeck, who represents the Green Party, “said he expected the commission proposal to be rejected” (Wall Street Journal). The French, who rely heavily on nuclear power, (another spoiler alert) heavily lobbied to include nuclear on the sustainable list, and were joined by other EU members that are continuing to invest in natural gas (providing the Russkis don’t turn off the tap and providing that the Biden admin’s attempts to kill the U.S. natural gas industry doesn’t drive up prices). The new “green taxonomy” still needs approval by EU governments and the European Parliament, so there is still time for true climate-change warriors to prevail. The EU needs some $200 to $284 billion in additional “private sector” investments to meet its 2050 carbon-neutral economic goals. Check back with us around 2040 to see how this has gone.

If John Kerry were dead, he would be turning over in his grave, or, more likely, spinning like a top at this news. Ole John Boy claims he wants to cut CO2 emissions to save the planet, but goes barmy over any suggestion that nuclear (which has zero carbon emissions) and natural gas (which has far less than coal or other carbon sources) shouldn’t be banned, let alone tolerated. He also avoids explaining how people will get heat and electricity, given that wind and solar are undependable, especially when most needed. BTW, in the United States, the share of natural gas used to produce electricity has risen to one-third, which accounts for 14 percent of the decline in CO2 emissions since the mid-2000s. (Source: Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2022, pp. A9, A13.) Ω

Posted January 5, 2022.

Edna St. Louis Missouri: COVID-19 after two years: What we know for certain.

Ms. Missouri is not a doctor, but read about one in a science fiction novel. She is TLD’s new medical correspondent and once held the prestigious Fauci Fellowship at the Wuhan Institute of Folk Medicine and Cosmetology. She also has experience as an animal control officer. — Ed.
After more than two years of experience with the scourge of COVID-19; trillions of dollars of investment in study and prevention; and experimenting on half of the global population, it seems appropriate that, as a public service to the readers of TLD, we summarize what we know for certain about vaccines, therapies, the causes of COVID-19, and related and sundry subjects.

In following the science — which is what everyone of good faith and good will ardently desires to do — here is what science tells us without uncertainty, without question, and without the slightest shadow of doubt about COVID-19, per President Joe Biden, on December 27, 2021: “Look, there is no federal solution. This gets solved at a state level.”

TLD readers who wish to comment or add to our vast stock of scientific information should contact Dr. Anthony Fauci. As for TLD’s medical correspondent, this is the last you will hear from me about COVID-19. Ω

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