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Biden is Playing Hardball With Covid Lifesaving Antibody Treatment. by The Elephant's Child

President Joe Biden managed to constrict the allotment of lifesaving antibody treatment needed by the State of Florida, giving the state about half of what is needed for a routine week, claiming “equitable distribution” apparently as a form of revenge against Republican governors (including Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana who he claimed were comprising too big a share of the supply , 70% in recent weeks.

Normally, the state needs about 72,000 doses a week to meet the needs, but the Feds sent only 30,950 doses.

“Some view Biden’s move as a form of revenge against Republican governors, as Biden vowed during his coronavirus speech this month to get governors who oppose his agenda “out of the way.”

“If they will not help, if those governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,: Biden vowed. Well, what’s a few more dead people here and there.

Changing World, Changing Times! by The Elephant's Child
September 16, 2021, 12:53 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , ,

People are losing faith in our electoral systems. The computer age has demonstrated how easy it is or can be to transform the vote. There were certainly some fraudulent votes in the last election, enough to change the outcome? Probably not, but I have to admit that I was troubled by the gentleman who was born in 1824 who voted and whose vote was counted. I hope states are working assiduously to make their voting processes more secure.

Democrats are attempting at present to put the federal government in charge of elections rather than individual states, and that attempt must be thoroughly defeated. Can’t think of anything that would do a bigger job or a worse job of controlling our electoral system than putting Congress in charge. And inviting them in the process to keep changing things as the majorities in Congress change.

If you want more people to get vaccinated, you’d probably do better to carefully explain the pandemic, and why vaccinations help to end the pandemic and protect you and yours, than issue mandates. Explain it over and over. A mandate, ordering everybody to do something that they fear, just makes people angry and resentful.

New jobs, new industries pop up all the time, offering new opportunity and a different life. Is this a good thing or not? Is the country better off if people remain or move? Is moving to a new location a life improvement or not? Certainly moving is hugely disruptive. Having to learn your new town or city, new facilities, new customs, make new friends, find new businesses to patronize. Just changing grocery stores is a big deal. Our lives are changing subtly in ways that we don’t understand as we actually do it. And is this a good thing?

Then put those changes in the lives of new immigrants from Afghanistan who do not speak English, do not understand our customs, do not share our religions and yet demand that we respect theirs. The same thing. of course, is happening in the lives of new “migrants” from Central America and elsewhere in the world. Apparently the migrants crossing the southern border include those from many other countries and continents, including Africa and Asia.

We do have a legal immigration system that invites those who want to come to America to apply at their nearest consulate or embassy and wait their turn. The rules change for companies that want employees from other countries whose schools specialize in (especially) computer technology that I assume ours do not, or are they just cheaper to hire?

We have small specialized grocery stores popping up that feature goods from India, and other neighboring countries. Soon, in the parts of the country where Afghan refugees are being located, Islamic groceries will be popping up. People may change their residence or their state, but don’t mess with their foods!

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