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PayPal and Venmo Deplatform Gays Against Groomers

Source: PayPal and Venmo Deplatform Gays Against Groomers – American Faith

The group has a stated mission of safeguarding children from abuse.

  • The group Gays against Groomers has been deplatformed by money transfer groups Venmo and PayPal.
  • The group has a stated mission of safeguarding children from abuse, particularly the sexualization of children by the LGBTQ community.
  • “We have just been BANNED from @Venmo and @PayPal (within minutes of each other) for ‘violating’ their user agreements. We are an organization that consists entirely of gay people whose only mission is to safeguard children from abuse,” the group said on Twitter.
  • “Gays Against Groomers is a coalition of gay people who oppose the recent trend of indoctrinating, sexualizing and medicalizing children under the guise of ‘LGBTQIA+,’” the group’s “About” page says. “Our community that once preached love and acceptance of others has been hijacked by radical activists who are now pushing extreme concepts onto society, specifically targeting children in recent years.”
  • ​”The overwhelming majority of gay people are against what the community has transformed into, and we do not accept the political movement pushing their agenda in our name,” the group said.
  • The issue of “grooming” has become prevalent, particularly within the issue of what materials will be allowed in schools.
  • The state of Florida brought the issue to the forefront with its parental consent bill, called the “never say Gay” bill by its detractors.

C&C. Vanderbilt. No-Bluff Putin.

Source: Coffee & Covid ☙ Wednesday, September 21, 2022 ☙ BUILD BACK WORSE


🔥 After Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire broke a terrific story yesterday about his investigation into Vanderbilt University’s appalling but apparently highly profitable medical experiments on children, Governor Bill Lee announced that the state of Tennessee will investigate the hospital.

“The ‘pediatric transgender clinic’ at Vanderbilt University Medical Center raises serious moral, ethical and legal concerns,” Governor Lee said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “We should not allow permanent, life-altering decisions that hurt children or policies that suppress religious liberties, all for the purpose of financial gain. We have to protect Tennessee children, and this warrants a thorough investigation.”

In his exposé, Matt Walsh included two video clips from whistleblowers. In the first clip, you can see and hear Nurse McKaren (“health law expert” Ellen Clayton) scolding Vanderbilt doctors who might consider raising “conscientious objections” to the hospital’s glorious new plan to revolutionize childhood through surgery.

You can do it, Karen warned, but there WILL be consequences. “If you don’t want to do this kind of work, don’t work at Vanderbilt,” she ominously comminated.

You might be wondering, how could this happen? Administrators like McKaren learned how to bully doctors during the covid pandemic. You just threaten them economically and professionally. You can make them do practically anything. You can make them refuse to give dying patients safe, cheap, effective, Nobel-prize winning medication, for one example I picked completely at random.

And now, Vanderbilt is using the same techniques to force unwilling doctors to carve up children.

DOCTORS: WHERE IS THE LINE?? Something weird has happened to their ancient, respected profession, and just recently, too. Doctors used to be understandably arrogant, holding the power of life and death in their hands, having earned their stripes through years of hard work and nearly unbearably long hours. They’d earned respect from everyone, and didn’t take orders from anybody.

But now they sit quietly and take orders from Karen, and they’d better like it. Or else she might have to talk to the manager.

In my mind’s eye, I see that clip playing out completely differently. I see Karen making her threat, “if you raise a conscientious objection, there’ll be consequences!” But then, an attractive, silver-haired doctor in his early 60s, still fit and feisty, jumps up in the back of the room. “Madam,” he says quietly but forcefully, “that was the last threat you ever make to this hospital’s medical team. It’s not WE that will face consequences. YOU will be out of here inside 24 hours.” And then all the doctors walk out of the room.

Doctors! Be like the doctors in my imagination. You’ve earned respect, show it. Don’t be like the cowardly real-life Vanderbilt doctors in that video clip who just sat there and took a heaping helping of abuse, served up by an unattractive cross-dresser (or maybe not, it’s hard to tell).*

But it’s the next clip that I think really offends people. Maybe because it completely demolishes the narrative that trans doctors are just altruistic pioneers, selflessly devoting their lives to courageously advocating for the medical torture of young children, you know, to make them feel better via the power of the scalpel.

The doctor in the clip starts off noting that Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires medical providers to offer trans services. Her audience understands her perfectly; what she means is, there’s someone who will PAY for all these services, without asking questions: insurance companies. Insurance companies are now on the hook for whatever ridiculous nonsense the bureaucrats come up with, and ultimately YOU are paying for it.

Continuing, she tallies up the financial opportunities trans surgeries offer the hospital, citing estimates “just for top surgery” at $40,000 and up, and fingering phalloplasties as “huge moneymakers.” She explains, “They’re labor intensive, they require a lot of followup, they require a lot of O.R. time, and they make money! They make money for the hospital.”

Phalloplasty is the surgery we looked at the other day, which could more accurately be called a forearm-ectomy.

But, demonstrating the power of video over a bland transcript, the clip leaves you with a troubling, and in some ways terrifying, sense of medicine gone wrong. In this clip, it’s not just her words. It’s her sordid and unseemly enthusiasm, her bubbly excitement over the prospect of collecting all that cash, carving up kids.

In a deeply alarming way, the clip might challenge your fundamental paradigm about how you thought hospitals worked. But you shouldn’t be surprised. We already learned this, didn’t we, during covid? Even today, hospitals make hundreds of thousands in incentives and insurance overrides for each covid diagnosis, so long as it ends up with intubation.

In other words, Covid is a huge moneymaker! Just like trans surgeries.

For its part, Vanderbilt University Hospital is already scrubbing the evidence off its website. But Walsh said he saved everything and has the receipts, so it won’t help. What Vanderbilt NEEDS to do is not to get rid of the evidence. It needs a heart change. It needs to challenge itself, and figure out where it went off the tracks so badly. It needs a new purpose or vision or mission statement or something.

My honest advice to Vanderbilt is to stop trying to hide what it was doing and come clean. Doctors, healing begins with repentance.

In the meantime, Vanderbilt needs to take its bloodstained, money-grubbing hands off our children. Or else, as Nurse McKaren says, there will be consequences.

* Whenever I use the term “unattractive cross-dresser,” I get a little understandable pushback in the comments. Let me be clear. As a Christian, I love these unfortunate people, obviously suffering from an out-of-control but completely treatable mental illness. I don’t fault them; I fault the people around them, the so-called ‘affirmers,’ who are suffering from a willful, strong delusion that playing along with the cross-dresser’s mental illness is somehow helping anybody.

I won’t play along.

The term “unattractive cross-dresser” is accurate and true. It’s loving honesty, like gently telling your wife that, yes, honey, that dress IS a teeny-tiny bit unflattering (I’m not saying, “fat!”). Or like telling your friend that he has a face booger under his nose. Or like telling Nancy Pelosi, “dear, I think it’s time to hang it up; you just sound crazy up there.”

I believe people around these cross-dressers should be having a frank dialogue with them: What you are doing isn’t working. You need help.

More broadly, I intend for the words “unattractive cross-dresser” to rhetorically challenge the paradigm. I refuse to use the new words. I won’t do it. I’m calling this age-old phenomenon what it has accurately been called for my entire lifetime — up until about ten minutes ago. I will not use their new words.

People always gasp when I say ‘cross-dresser,’ which used to be the POLITE term; but that’s not the rule now, apparently. I have questions: WHO is making these new rules? Where are they written down? And who put these people in charge of our vocabulary?

🔥 Whew, there’s a LOT happening in the Trump raid case. Judge Dearie, the newly-appointed special master, is cracking the whip and apparently is trying to get to the bottom line. First, he accelerated the timeline, chopping over a month off the original proposed deadline and suggesting that the whole review could be finished in a couple weeks, by early October — well before midterms, coincidentally — which drew immediate, albeit gentle, objections from the Trump team.

Trumps’ team seems to be trying its best not to get sideways with Judge Dearie, but a confrontation is brewing. Based on a letter that made the rounds yesterday afternoon, Dearie apparently wants the Trump team to provide a sworn affidavit that clearly states whatever Trump says he did — or didn’t do — to declassify documents.

As I’ve explained before, THAT issue is the key, fundamental issue in the case. Dearie sees it too, and he’s trying to cut through all the decorative nonsense and strip the case down to the drywall, or whatever the modern equivalent of brass tacks is.

But disclosure doesn’t seem to be the Trump Team’s strategy just now. Team Trump told Dearie they don’t WANT to say what Trump did to disclose documents, since there could be a criminal indictment, and Trump’s declassification steps would then become a key defense. They explained that, if they have to say what Trump did NOW, then “the Special Master process will have forced the Plaintiff to fully and specifically disclose a defense to the merits of any subsequent indictment without such a requirement being evident in the District Court’s order.”

In other words, “Judge Cannon didn’t say we had to do that.”

Over in the 11th Circuit, where the DOJ is appealing the appointment of a special master in the first place, Team Trump filed a well-drafted 40-page response brief to the DOJ’s appeal at noon yesterday. There were two arguments. The main argument was that “the government has not proven the documents are classified.” Hence, argues Trump’s lawyers, a special master is needed to tell us whether the documents were even actually classified in the first place.

(Now, it seems like Judge Dearie might need to know whether Trump actually declassified the documents in order to determine whether the documents are classified or not, but that’s not today’s issue, I guess.)

Trump’s second argument merely contradicts the government’s position. Trump says “yes he does” own the documents, even if they are marked classified, and even if they were originally created by the government. Both issues were well argued by Trump’s lawyers.

Both cases — special master Dearie and the 11th Circuit appeal — are moving at the legal equivalent of warp speed. I expect further developments soon, maybe today, certainly this week.

Stand by for updates.

🚀 The Telegraph UK ran a story today on its news blog with the headline, “’I’m Not Bluffing on Nuclear Weapons’, Says Putin, as 300,000 Reservists Called Up to Army.”

Putin gave a speech this morning, which was originally scheduled for yesterday but then re-scheduled, leaving war-watchers all atwitter for 24 hours. In today’s speech, Putin announced significant escalations to the “special military operation,” a specific legal term distinguishing the Ukraine conflict from a “real” war, and strictly limiting Putin’s powers.

First, Putin announced that Russia is mobilizing 300,000 reservist troops, which is probably closer to a draft, for the war in Ukraine. That’s a lot of troops. The figure reminded me of the 300,000 troops that NATO said it was mobilizing back in June. A curious coincidence.

It’s the first such mobilization in Russia since World War II, and western corporate media are identifying it, of course, as a sign that the war in Ukraine is going badly for Russia. In a seven-minute televised address to the nation aired this morning, Putin warned the West that he isn’t bluffing over using ANY means at his disposal to protect Russia’s territory, in what pundits interpret to be a veiled reference to Russia’s nuclear weapons capability.

During the two days between the announcement and delivery of the speech, corporate media confidently but wrongly predicted that Putin was going to announce Russia’s unilateral withdrawal from the war in a disgraceful defeat. They were mistaken or lying again. Now, just because I point out how dishonest corporate media was, I’m not supporting Russia. I’m just pointing out that our media continues to lie to us and assume we have a gnat-like attention span.

What all the western reports omit is the fact that Russia’s massive, historic mobilization is happening RIGHT AFTER Putin attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s meeting in Samarkand last week. There, he met with all the major Eastern bloc leaders, including China’s president Xi and India’s president Modi. The very next day he was back in the office — this Monday — the Russians announced Putin would make a “major” speech about the war (which was rescheduled to this morning).

So it’s eminently reasonable to conclude that Putin’s speech resulted from or was affected by his meetings with the leaders of Russia’s allies. Do you think, as I do, Putin might have been getting his support lined up for the upgraded Ukraine operation?

It’s not like there weren’t hints. Corporate media completely ignored widespread online reports in independent media that Serbian president and Putin ally Aleksander Vučić knew what was going to happen, because he predicted full-scale war was coming:

Specifically, Vučić said, “I suppose that from the phase of a special military operation we are approaching a major military conflict, in a month or two, into a big world conflict, which has not been since the Second World War.”

He was 100% right, and 100% ignored by corporate media, who claimed Putin would be announcing defeat and shutting down the war.

How about the Chinese? Their position seems kind of important. Two weeks ago, on Friday, September 9th — the week before the Samarkand meetings — Chinese officials expressed what looks a whole lot like full-throated support for Russia, fingering NATO as the conflict’s provocateur, and confirming the Russians have the moral and ethical right to defend themselves from NATO expansionism.

In the clip, Chairman of the National People’s Congress of China, Li Zhanshu, was shown meeting with representatives of Russia’s “Duma,” or congress. Among other things, Zhanshu said this:

In the Ukraine situation, the US and NATO forced themselves directly to Russia’s doorway, impacted Russia’s national security and that of people’s lives. In such a case, Russia took the action that should be taken.
We see that the United States and its NATO allies are expanding their presence near the Russian borders, seriously threatening national security and the lives of Russian citizens. We fully understand the necessity of all the measures taken by Russia aimed at protecting its key interests, we are providing our assistance.
China understands and supports Russia on issues that represent its vital interests, in particular on the situation in Ukraine.

But corporate media analysts view its allies as pressuring Russia to END the Ukraine conflict, quoting Turkish president Erdoğan as demanding Russia return “invaded territories,” especially Crimea, to the “rightful owners,” which means Turkey, since the Crimean peninsula was an Ottoman Empire protectorate until the Russians annexed the island all the way back in 1783.

So that’s kind of kooky and not super helpful. The New York Times reported that India’s president Modhi told Putin four days ago that “today’s era is not one for war,” and extrapolated from his statement that India plans to stay out of the war:

But at least one Indian social media influencer (700K followers) called the Times’ article out, saying Western journalists were mistranslating Modhi’s comments, originally delivered in Hindi. Meaning, she’s labeling the New York Times report as fake news.

So. Who knows. Do YOU think the New York Times would deliberately mistranslate a foreign leader to support its narrative?

What’s clear is Joe Biden’s escalation strategy is “working.” The war is escalating. If you’re going to say it’s all Putin’s fault, that Joe Biden had nothing whatsoever to do with heightening the ominous risk of global thermonuclear destruction, go sell your crazy somewhere else. We’re all stocked up here.

If you want to somehow argue Joe is the victim, or merely a defensive responder, you’re going to have to first discuss how military experts predicted in 2014 that Russia would react to NATO’s expansionism in Ukraine EXACTLY LIKE THIS.

Finally, if this is what Joe’s dumb slogan “Build Back Better” looks like, then I think I’m ready to trying building back WORSE, or whatever’s the reverse opposite of “Build Back Better,” which obviously is NOT working. It might be “making America great again,” but I’d settle for just “making America okay again.”

Have a wonderful Wednesday! I’ll be back tomorrow with more great C&C-style commentary.


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🔥 Operation Multiplier Update: We got reports that Christopher Rufo’s donation site link was broken yesterday, and we were able to make contact. They got the link fixed. If you were unable to connect yesterday, or haven’t had the chance, here’s the link again, it should be good now.

Yesterday’s comments included a lively discussion about whether Rufo deserved multiplication, whether he was a fraudster or scam artist or something, and what would he do with the money anyway? I have two things to say about that.

First, I need to keep in mind that we add new readers all the time (welcome!). These folks never heard of Operation Multiplier and it is perfectly normal they have questions. I constantly walk the fine line between over-explaining the operations, which bores regular readers into a stupor, and giving enough detail so that new readers can see why we need every single C&C reader to help out, even if it’s just two cents.

I’m a lawyer. I do my best to vet recipients to ensure they are legit. I have good instincts, but I’m not perfect. It’s theoretically possible we could someday multiply someone who doesn’t deserve it. But I argue that, in the unlikely event it happens, it’s still not important. None of us are giving more than we can easily afford. It’s a very reasonable risk, to the extent there’s any risk.

But the point is: we all benefit anyway. The bigger point of the multiplier is the statement we’re sending corporate media and the narrative cabal. We’re fighting back by supporting whoever is in their crosshairs at the moment. The underdogs. The people who are doing the hard, hard work, while we just have to chip in a little lunch money with a few clicks.

And we’re working together to build something bigger, something we can celebrate, something that ties us together in a FUNCTIONAL community, not just an echo chamber.

It’s the online version of getting together on a Saturday to help out the widows and orphans in the community. And it takes SO LITTLE EFFORT.

The second point — and I want to be cautious about this — is that questions like yesterday’s may not always be in good faith. C&C has long been on the opposition radar, BECAUSE we are moving the needle, and I am confident that moles sometimes crop up in the comments like unholy weeds. I’m not accusing yesterday’s questioner(s) of being bad-faith saboteurs, I’m just asking you all to be on the lookout for Ray Epps and his crew, and use discretion.

Our history of successful multipliers makes us all great. We’re part of the solution. We’ve repeatedly gotten national press in the Epoch Times, as well as mentions by key influencers. It’s working. And I’m so proud of the thousand and thousands of C&Cers who are helping make that happen.

We’re not stopping, either.


🔥 It’s time to remind new readers about what this is all about. What _is_ C&C? What’s it FOR? Because I didn’t start doing this just to sarcastically poke at news or politics every day, that’s for sure.

At least, not JUST.

I started C&C right after the pandemic began, at peak covid hysteria, back in late March 2020. At first, I just linked to the small fistful of optimistic or funny stories I could scrape up every day, with a snarky comment or two, as a way to protest and push back against the massive 24 x 7 fear tsunami of fake news like dark rumors of covid crematoriums in China burning day in and day out, fake pictures of bloody gurneys jamming up overwhelmed hospital hallways, and horrifying made-up ‘expert’ models forecasting mile-high case fatality rates.

In other words, C&C has always been about questioning and exposing the narrative, trying to connect the dots, and attempting to figure out what’s REALLY going on. Connecting dots is one of my lawyer superpowers.

As a lawyer, I can only rely in court on things I can prove. In the blog, I usually only rely on mainstream sources, so that the people who are still on the fence, people who are still “in the matrix,” who reflexively reject independent news sources as facially unreliable, have a fair shot at having their minds changed.

In other words, you can usually safely forward C&C to anyone who needs to hear a different point of view, without fear of them sniping, “Oh, you’re just one of those Alex Jones tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists” or something. That’s what I’m shooting for, anyway.

Truth AND accessibility.

🔥 It’s easy to feel frustrated with corporate media, ever since government killed it, skinned it, and is wearing its skinsuit walking around pretending to be a reporter and demanding respect.

But in a way, the government’s assassination of corporate media is a blessing. It’s now easier to see what the current narrative is supposed to be, how they’re trying to manipulate us, both by what corporate media says — all together now — and by which ‘experts’ they clumsily cherry pick to comment on their one-sided, narrative-advancing stories.

You can always tell when corporate media can’t figure out how to use a particular subject to further the narrative, when it actually reports both sides of an issue. If the article quotes opposing experts, that means they don’t care about the subject, except maybe as camouflage in which to hide the real rhetorical payload.

So, while what they DO say is instructive, I actually learn the most about how to counter the narrative by noticing what they DON’T cover.

A great example was how, during covid, there was a corporate media blackout on the topic of original antigenic sin, which independent scientists were screaming bloody murder about from the jump. In a normal, pre-narrative world, media would’ve snatched up a subject like OAS and used it to torture government agency scientists at press conferences. So it was a dead giveaway when corporate media all plugged their ears and pretended like they never heard of that totally fringe, conspiracy theory, OAS.

💉 The OAS embargo has obviously lifted, telling us much about the current state of the narrative. Yesterday, ABC News ran a story headlined, “What You Need to Know About ‘Original Antigenic Sin’ With Fall COVID Boosters Around the Corner.”

It’s IN THE HEADLINE. I bet you never thought you’d see THAT headline. Here’s the very first paragraph from ABC’s article:

With new COVID variant-specific booster shots set to roll out in the coming week, vaccine scientists argue that more research is needed to understand how a person’s early immune response — either through vaccination or infection itself — may impact future protection against a constantly evolving virus.

My goodness. That might make some people hesitate! They might wait to see what happens! And … guess who is on the OAS bandwagon now? Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, that’s who. He was quoted for the story:

”Where this matters is if you keep giving booster doses with [original] strain, and continue to lock people into that original response, it makes it harder for them to respond then to essentially a completely different virus,” says Dr. Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia.

Of course, Offit knew about OAS all along. He’s acting like he suddenly discovered it now, though. But what does it mean? Have a gander at this alarming little nugget from about midway down ABC’s article:

Some experts say they are concerned that frequent boosting with the original version of the vaccine may have inadvertently exacerbated immune imprinting. At this point in the pandemic, some adults have received four or more doses of the same vaccine.
Although still theoretical, some scientists worry about a potential backfire, with frequent boosting handcuffing the body’s natural immune system and leaving it exposed to radically different variants that might emerge in the future.

A potential backfire! That doesn’t sound too good. And then — throwing all vaccine hesitancy caution to the wind — the article quoted an expert who pondered about exactly how often people should be boosting anyways:

”It is true that the best boosts typically are the ones that are given infrequently, that immunologically, if you boost too much and too frequently, then you often have a lower immune response at the end,” said Barouch.

The BEST boosts are INFREQUENT! That’s not good for business. And it’s not what the CDC says, either.

Then, for balance, the article quoted some experts who waved off the OAS concerns, explaining that if we have a variant-specific booster, OF COURSE we would want to use that. That doctor also said she doesn’t “really think immune imprinting poses a threat.” She doesn’t THINK so; not exactly a strong position. Another expert, Dr. Paul Goepfert, told ABC, “I suspect that we’re still going to do very well against severe disease and hospitalization” — even if OAS does take a toll.

He SUSPECTS. That sounds a lot more hopeful than certain. Science.

C&C discussed original antigenic sin over a year ago, while the corporate media embargo on OAS chatter was in full effect. Something’s obviously changed in the narrative, we can see that, in a slew of other current events including Fauci’s abrupt resignation.

But what can we learn from ABC’s OAS article, about the NARRATIVE? I’ll make three observations.

First — obviously — the embargo is now lifted on facts that might cause “vaccine hesitancy.” That’s interesting.

Second, corporate media clearly hasn’t been compelled to push the new hybrid booster shots every chance they get. That’s also interesting, and probably not what you thought was coming.

But third, the article was “balanced” — in the pre-covid media tradition — in that it raised a provocative issue, and then quoted QUALIFIED expert opinions on both sides, leaving the thinking part up to the reader. Imagine that, they DO believe we can think for ourselves. At least, about this. And what THAT means is that the current narrative payload no longer includes covid theater.

In other words, it looks like the narrative makers have abandoned covid as a way to manipulate our feelings, leaving corporate media to do what it wants with the virus.

Fascinating. You with me so far?

🔥 Here’s another one. This controversial story was buried so deep that I didn’t see anything about it at all until this week, when corporate media finally found a narrative-consistent way to report it.

Way back in February, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, instructing the agency to investigate children who were transitioning genders, to see if child abuse was occurring. In his letter, Abbot said:

[I]t is already against the law to subject Texas children to a wide variety of elective procedures for gender transitioning, including reassignment surgeries that can cause sterilization, mastectomies, removals of otherwise healthy body parts, and administration of puberty-blocking drugs…
Texas law imposes reporting requirements upon all licensed professionals who have direct contact with children who may be subject to such abuse, including doctors, nurses, and teachers, and provides criminal penalties for failure to report such child abuse.
There are similar reporting requirements and criminal penalties for members of the general public.
Texas law also imposes a duty on DFPS to investigate the parents of a child who is subjected to these abusive gender-transitioning procedures, and on other state agencies to investigate licensed facilities where such procedures may occur.

Pretty strong, no?

So, back in February, Abbott announced in no uncertain terms that TEACHERS can be criminally liable for failing to report instances of child abuse evidenced by confused kids whose parents might be pushing them into gender transitions. And then Abbott pushed for investigations. You’d think teachers unions would have gone ballistic. Not to mention the trans army. But, like me, you probably never even heard about any of this, especially if you live outside Texas.

How could corporate media miss THIS story? Remember, it was happening the whole time the “don’t say gay” fracas was unfolding in Florida, and while DeSantis and Disney were duking it out. It would have been perfect timing for hysterical stories crying about government overreach and trans bigotry in Texas. But no. Embargoed.

I stumbled across the story yesterday, when the Washington Post finally ran an article headlined, “Mom Says Trans Eighth-Grader Was Questioned by Texas Officials at School.” It reports on two lawsuits that were filed MONTHS AGO against Abbott’s letter, seeking to stop all Texas DFPS investigations into the well-being of transitioning children.

The gist of the current story is that attorneys, trying to stop the state from investigating transitioning kids for child abuse, filed an affidavit from a mom who claims her eighth-grade daughter got depressed after Texas DFPS workers questioned her at school. The officials were allegedly asking good questions like, why was she trying to become a boy?

So now WaPo is trying to flip the script, suggesting that Texas is abusing kids, rather than the parents. But that’s not the real story.

Given how much attention the trans issue gets in corporate media, you’d think you would have heard all about these facts: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s original opinion memo, Abbott’s letter, the two lawsuits, an order partially suspending DFPS investigations, and so on.

But there was almost no coverage of this top-of-fold story until now.

Why? What can we learn from corporate media’s deliberate myopia? Well, for one thing, Texas’ investigation of parents for trans child abuse obviously didn’t fit the narrative, and was maybe even dangerous to the narrative. Were the narrative spinners worried that most people would AGREE, that child welfare agencies SHOULD check on situations where minor children are suddenly and unexpectedly transitioning? Or did narrative makers fear that other states might copy Texas?

My instinct is that corporate media narrative crafters worried that the story might slow down the trans movement, which was spreading like wildfire through public schools, by maybe giving virtue-signaling parents something to think about before leaping on the trans train.

Again, as this story shows, we can often learn more about what’s really going on by what corporate media DOESN’T want to talk about. And that helps us discover where the narrative’s weaknesses can be found.

🔥 Yesterday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the results of a sting operation arresting ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY people for human trafficking, including several public school teachers and at least one Disney employee.

Some of the arrestees were prostitutes, which Judd said he also considers victims. When arrested, Judd said that the department also immediately refers those arrested victims — the prostitutes — to social services. He explained that many of these ladies are victimized by traffickers:

“…folks, the overwhelming majority of these ladies are, or have been in the past, taken advantage of. You know, they used to call them, ‘oh he’s the one who provides for me, he’s the one that gives me a ride,’ but what we’ve found is many, many, many times, that in fact, this person is trafficking this lady. He’s making a profit off of her. He is controlling her very life.”

Then, as Judd was rolling through his famous arrest cards, he got to a point where he casually remarked, “and new Disney employees. Oh yes, we always have Disney employees.”

We ALWAYS have Disney employees. Gosh. If I were a “family-friendly” entertainment giant, I wouldn’t want law enforcement talking about me that way. I’m just saying. That’s not good for business!

🔥 Yesterday, constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz approved of the judge’s decision to appoint a special master in the Biden Raid case.

Dershowitz suggested that the court should pick a retired federal judge who’d been appointed by a Democrat president to be the special master, to eliminate the appearance of bias. Not a bad notion, but the master would have to pass muster with conservatives, too. If you could find a retired democrat judge with an impeccable record of even-handed decisions, it might work.

But I don’t know. I was thinking maybe Steve Bannon might be a good pick for special master. He’s had experience with the system. He’d be fair.

Nobody liked my idea. Responding to the judge’s order to provide them, Trump’s lawyers and DOJ lawyers each suggested two options for special master. Trump’s team recommended Raymond Dearie, a former chief judge of Eastern District of New York who also served on the FISA court, and Paul Huck Jr., a former partner at Jones Day who was general counsel to former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is now the democrat candidate for Governor.

The DOJ offered two retired federal judges, one of whom previously reviewed materials seized from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, and the other a retired D.C. Circuit judge, who is probably just like the current crop of D.C. judges, or worse.

Well. I still like Bannon. Who do YOU think could be Trump’s special master? Let me know in the comments.

🔥 Speaking of Bannon, he told an interviewer yesterday that the FBI raided 35 Trump supporters this week. I don’t have any details yet, but will keep you posted as this explosive story develops.

We’ve been neatening the Childers household in case we get a visit too. Michelle REALLY hates it when people come over to see me and she doesn’t have a chance to straighten up first.

I’m more afraid of her than the FBI, to be honest.

💉 Somehow I missed this electrifying pre-print study from July, titled “Covid-19 vaccinations and all-cause mortality — a long-term differential analysis among municipalities.”

In the study, a Dutch researcher compared overall mortality rates in Dutch cities between 2019, 2020, and 2021. He explained that he relied on all-cause mortality to avoid confounders of age, culture, population density, and problems with rules for counting covid deaths.

What he found was there was NO statistical correlation between all-cause mortality when comparing the pre-vaccine period to the period after the vaccines came out, and suggested that it suggests the vaccines were NOT effective at preventing deaths, despite what that fool Fauci says:

Normalized to 2019, we found no correlation between municipal mortality in 2020 with vaccination uptake in 2021, which shows the effectiveness of our confounder accounting. We could not observe a mortality-reducing effect of vaccination in Dutch municipalities after vaccination and booster campaigns… Our results add to other recent findings of zero mRna-vaccine effectiveness on all-cause mortality, calling for more research on this topic.

So, that’s interesting. But even more interesting, the researcher observed a STRONG statistical correlation between the dual vaccine rollouts and increased all-cause mortality, in other words, he found spikes of deaths around the two big jab pushes:

We did find a 4-sigma-significant mortality-enhancing effect during the two periods of high unexplained excess mortality.

In other words, the study also showed strong evidence that the vaccines were not ‘safe’ either. So, a simple comparison of all-cause mortality during the pre- and post-vaccine periods shows neither safety nor efficacy. I know, you’re shocked.

This study reminds me of the period about a year into the pandemic when the comparative mask studies started coming out. It was the beginning of the end, even though it took a while.

Here’s the link.

Earlier this week I bungled Swedes and Swiss. But Dutch people come from the Netherlands, NOT Denmark. People from Denmark are called Danes. It’s not confusing at all. So there.

Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here Monday morning for another packed roundup.


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C&C. monkeypox is std! mandates. push back.

Source: ☕️ Coffee & Covid ☙ Monday, August 1, 2022 ☙ FESTIVUS


🪖 Thanks to all our heroic C&C soldiers who virtually attended the Operation Multiplier this weekend by chipping in. It may take a few days to get some feedback on the results. If you missed Saturday’s weekend edition, it’s not too late. Multiply J6 political prisoner Dr. Simone Gold with any amount ending in a $2, no matter how small:


🔥 San Francisco joined New York last week in declaring a state of emergency over monkeypox. They are the only two cities in the U.S. experiencing uncontrolled outbreaks of Brokeback Mountain Spotted Fever, making them bicoastal bookends.

I’ll get to the politics in a second. First let’s see what’s really going on.

Notwithstanding its brand-new state of emergency, San Fransisco green lighted a long-awaited community festival — a festival described in the media as a “leather fetish festival” called “Up Your Alley,” or for short, “Dore Alley.”

They cancelled Dore Alley Festival in 2020 for covid. So.

A recent Daily Wire article quoted David Harris, 29, a self-described bisexual who has attended the “fetish festival” in years past. David made the obvious connection, saying what we are all thinking: “The same population that’s being most affected by the disease is the same population that attends these events, most exclusively.”

Michael Davidson, 40, who has also attended Dore Alley in the past, predicted this year’s fair will be a monkeypox “super-spreader event.” Both Davidson and Harris intend to skip the event this year.

On the other hand, the San Fransisco Aids Foundation is encouraging everyone to attend, and even has a helpful web page for “tips and tricks” for avoiding the pox while still enjoying “x-rated fun.” I found this bit of advice particularly suggestive of how things are going to go:

You can’t make this stuff up. The S.F. Aids Foundation advises people that, if you’re “not sure” whether the bumps are monkeypox, just hide them and go out anyway. Sure sounds like a recipe for a super-spreader to me.

All things being even, San Fransisco’s cases are still in pretty small numbers, at least relative to other recent disease emergencies. And there’s no scary trend lines showing. The blue line on the chart below is the “new cases” line, and while it is elevated, it’s not spiking or anything. Not yet at least.

I’ll ask the obvious question: Why is San Fransisco putting all its residents under a state of emergency but allowing a fetish superspreader event to occur where local influencers are encouraging symptomatic people to attend anyway and conceal their symptoms?

It’s a mystery!

Useless corporate media experts are insisting that the pox is NOT an STD and can be transmitted by ANYONE to ANYBODY at ANYTIME. But that’s not what the science says. At least, not if the New England Journal of Medicine is where you find the science.

In the recent peer-reviewed study, the authors said this:

Sexual activity, largely among gay or bisexual men, was by far the most frequently suspected route of transmission. The strong likelihood of sexual transmission was supported by the findings of primary genital, anal, and oral mucosal lesions, which may represent the inoculation site. Monkeypox virus DNA that was detectable by PCR in seminal fluid in 29 of the 32 cases in which seminal fluid was tested further supports this hypothesis.

So. Unless we are redefining “sexually transmitted disease” today, monkeypox sure sounds like one. Any expert saying it’s not an STD is actually spreading dangerous misinformation. Not that they’ll get censored or anything though.

Corporate media experts like THIS knucklehead, for example:

If it’s not an STD, then explain why these are the requirements to obtain a vaccine in New York City:

And, if monkeypox can affect anyone “regardless of sexual orientation,” why is the vaccine limited to gay men who’ve had “multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last” two weeks? (Yech). Before this year, I would have guessed New York’s vaccine criteria described a pretty narrow slice of the population. How many people could possibly fit this description, even in New York? Are they competing with Biblical Sodom or something?

Anyway, Washington DC is the same:

Every single one of the groups defined on the DC vaccination requirement includes the word, “sex.” So, maybe TV doctors and media “monkeypox experts” say it’s not an STD, but everyone else seems to think it is.

Why people listen to media experts anymore is beyond rational explanation.

Geert Vanden Bossche, the kind of expert media ignored, made some impromptu remarks about monkeypox for independent media recently. He says it’s too early to tell, but he is suspicious that the pox sprang up simultaneously in multiple cities — that’s not normal. He remarked on how if SOMETHING might be suppressing people’s immune systems, then a previously harmless virus could be more of a threat.

“It seems like we are living, indeed, in a very strange world right now,” Geert concluded. No kidding.

🔥 Okay, that’s the news and science. Now let’s talk politics. Many conservative commenters are darkly predicting that New York and San Fransisco are warmups for, or harbingers of a new pandemic lockdown over monkeypox, to facilitate broad mail-in voting rules designed to affect the midterm elections. I do NOT agree with this, I think it is fear-candy, and I’ll explain why.

First, my bona fides. I have been carefully studying the official government response to covid for over two years now. I have repeatedly and successfully fought in court with government over covid restrictions and in doing so, had to carefully explain the law and its legal implications to judges. I have advised and consulted with hundred of other attorneys around the country over similar lawsuits. Therefore I am a subject matter expert on government response to covid.

There are two key differences between monkeypox and covid that preclude the pox being an excuse for 2020-style lockdowns. They are also the reason why San Fransisco is letting the Dore Alley fetish event continue during a state of emergency. The first difference is: unlike covid, monkeypox is painful and inconvenient but NOT FATAL.

In other words, there’s literally no reason to panic. Lots of things in life are painful and inconvenient. We don’t shut down the country over them.

The second difference is: unlike covid, monkeypox is NOT airborne and does NOT spread through asymptomatic transmission. In other words, citizens can easily avoid monkeypox by avoiding anonymous group sex, or even if you accept the corporate media’s version, by avoiding close physical contact with symptomatic people.

In other words — and this is very important — the risk of exposure to monkeypox is a CHOICE. So, no matter how dumb they are, the fetish festivals should NOT be locked down. (Well, maybe they SHOULD be locked down, but not for THIS reason). If concupiscent festival-goers want to undertake the risk of a painful and inconvenient infection, well, they are free citizens. They’re allowed to do stupid stuff. You can criticize them for other things, but they know the risks and are making informed choices.

The problem isn’t promiscuous gay people. The problem is government overreach. Overreach that was clearly exemplified in this op-ed by Scott Gottlieb published in the New York Times Saturday:

Gottlieb allows that the CDC produced a monkeypox test “at warp speed.” Sounds great, health agency work at its finest. But he complains that wasn’t enough. Widespread population tests would have made Gottlieb happier. And his most terrifying prescription of all: we need “a federal infrastructure capable of dealing with these emergencies.”

That is exactly what we DON’T need. Monkeypox is NOT an emergency. It doesn’t threaten people’s lives, not on any population-level scale. It might be discomforting and incommodious but it can also be easily avoided. Facilitating risk-free group sex events is not the jurisdiction of the federal government, period, full stop.

This kind of thinking epitomizes nanny-state philosophy; the menacing and reckless notion that “the government” should solve every human problem. Charitably, maybe this is just covid hangover, maybe Gottlieb is still jumpy after what we all went through over the last two years. Uncharitably, one wonders if Gottlieb has some festivals on his calendar that he doesn’t want to miss. Either way, if people like Gottlieb are in charge, he is just illustrating how we got into this mess in the first place.

So what do I think is REALLY going on? Why are New York and San Fran under states of monkeypox emergency? Use Occam’s razor.

The mayors of both cities are under enormous political pressure from the powerful gay lobby to get them some vaccines, stat, so they can continue their hedonistic hobbies without consequence. Apparently, monkeypox vaccines are still hard to come by right now and are being rationed. Gay folks are outraged that mayors aren’t doing more harder and faster to protect them.

But one thing the mayors CAN do to show progress is declare emergencies. It’s easy and just takes one piece of paper. Emergencies also provide lots of ancillary political benefits like no-bid contracts, allowing mayors to shower taxpayer cash on allies and insiders, and to get some sweet federal money coming their way. They learned all the tricks during covid.

Absent large numbers of fatalities and unseen asymptomatic spread, courts are NOT going to have patience for new lockdowns or electoral shenanigans. Not after what we just went through. It will never happen. I’m not saying it CAN’T happen in certain deep blue areas, it probably will. But it won’t be any kind of widespread national phenomenon. Not this bug.

The silver lining is: this is another chance for all of us normal folks to watch how the gay lobby operates and learn. We can use the same political tools and techniques if we organize like the gay lobby did after the HIV experience in the 1980’s. It doesn’t happen overnight, but our team needs to learn how to do it. We used to know, but we’ve forgotten.

So. Do not panic! Don’t believe corporate media’s experts. Push back on the monkeypox narrative, loudly and consistently.

And, for crying out loud, stay away from “festivals.” This time, it is NOT a festivus for the rest of us; it’s a painful ordeal, which nobody wants around.


As you can see from today’s chart, it appears the summer covid wave in Florida has peaked and is now heading back down. Deaths and hospitalizations lag case counts, so we can expect them to remain elevated for a couple more weeks. And as you can see, none of the stats in this wave ever approached levels even from the Spring Omicron wave, never mind last Fall’s Delta wave. So, despite the corporate media experts’ gloomy predictions, it appears that herd immunity is a thing after all.

Imagine that!

Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for more. Keep the faith!


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