Florida Proving the Lockdown-Happy States Wrong

Wait … What?

You mean to tell me that draconian lockdowns, shutdowns, business and school closures, depression, isolation & suicide have, it turns out, not been effective?

from Daniel Horowitz at the Blaze:

Horowitz: With no lockdown or mask mandate, Florida has roughly same hospitalization level as 2018 flu season

The entire pretext for shutting down our liberties is built upon misinformation read more

Weapon Wednesday – F/A-18 Ski Jump Take Off

A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
A F/A-18 Super Hornet taking off from ski-jump ramp for the first time
Boeing

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet has made its first launch from a “ski jump” ramp. No, it’s not a dare or some weird new winter sport but a demonstration conducted with the US Navy to show the Indian Navy that the Super Hornet can safely operate from its ski-jump-ramp-equipped aircraft carriers. read more

A Government Waste Report

from Campus Reform:

Rand Paul’s annual Festivus Report reveals how government forked over millions to universities for ridiculous studies

Sen. Rand Paul’s annual government waste analysis showed that federal bureaucracies wasted millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities.

These studies involved giving cigarettes to kids, developing a smart toilet that videotapes users while they defecate, and testing whether consumers like the taste of cricket powder.

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) annual government waste report revealed that the federal government spent millions of dollars commissioning strange research studies at universities. read more

Pelosi and the Dems have gone Gender-Mad

from One News Now:

Did GOP gains trigger gender-focused ridiculousness?He/She/They: Why Gender Pronouns Matter and What it Means to be Non-Binary  | NewsCenter | SDSU

Republicans think Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are focusing the House on “nonsense,” and a conservative youth organization points out that the House speaker is not following her own rules.

The California Democrat claims the new rules are meant to make the new Congress “the most inclusive in history.” read more

Manta’s Hybrid eVTOL

Manta's one-third scale prototype hybrid VTOL/STOL aircraft is nearly ready for flight tests
Manta’s one-third scale prototype hybrid VTOL/STOL aircraft is nearly ready for flight tests
Manta Aircraft

Switzerland’s Manta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric canard aircraft design that will be capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) or efficient short take-off and landing (STOL) operations. A one-third scale model has been built, and the team is preparing for its first flight tests. read more

Speaking of Public Health Emergencies and Guns

by: Brent Smith

I’d like to provide a little analysis and perspective on a recent Blaze article I read a couple of days ago.

The article, which is chilling at best is entitled, “NY Democrat introduces bill allowing gov to ‘order the removal,’ detention of people with contagious diseases.”

New York’s Libertarian Party is speaking out against new legislation that would vastly expand the power of the state’s governor, permitting the detainment of individuals deemed to “pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health” by being a “suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease.”

Well that sounds reasonable and just what springs to mind when one thinks of a free society – guilty until proven innocent. read more

Repellent Better than DEET

The introduced bacteria will both mask odors produced by bacteria in the skin's microbiome, along with producing repellent odors of their own
The introduced bacteria will both mask odors produced by bacteria in the skin’s microbiome, along with producing repellent odors of their own
dragi52/Depositphotos

DEET may be an effective mosquito repellent, but it can cause irritation, and has to be reapplied every few hours. Scientists are now working on a more innocuous, longer-laster alternative, that involves introducing genetically engineered bacteria to people’s skin.

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WND Exclusive – Sorry, but I don’t Believe in the ‘New Strain’ of Coronavirus – Not Yet Anyway

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

With everything we’ve experienced this past year, I feel myself growing more cynical and, frankly, a bit misanthropic.

I recently recorded a podcast where I described my disappointment at how easily the vast majority of people just accepted the ridiculous mandates and governmental edicts and did so, quite willingly, because of safety.

For we know there is no higher purpose of government than to keep us safe, at all cost, despite ourselves.

We just keep complying with all the nonsense, even after everything we’ve witnessed, all the proven misinformation and shifting goalposts. read more

Video Podcast – That’s not the COVID Vaccine – Liking Ron DeSantis

by: Brent Smith

Being former military myself, you know I have great respect for those who serve, in whatever capacity.

Drone pilot, office clerk, door kicker, whatever. You joined to serve.

But there are some things the military shouldn’t be doing and is best left to civilians.

This is one of them – administering the COVID vaccine to civilians, or not, as it were.

I’m becoming a fan of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. And what he said about getting the COVID vaccine certainly doesn’t hurt his standing among conservatives, or frankly anyone with a head and a heart. read more

New York Restaurants Sue the State in order to Reopen

by: Brent Smith

Well, I’m just going to come right out and say it. How many restaurant and bar owners – how many wait-staff, cooks, bartenders, etc. have been voting for democrats for years, or perhaps just voted democrat in 2016 and 2018 due to your fear of president Orange-man.

I don’t want to say we told you so and have been telling democrat voters this for as long as I can remember. One day your decision to vote for leftists will eventually catch up to you and personally bite you in the butt. The bill always comes due!

An empty restaurant is seen in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

And now it has. But perhaps on the State level, this is the wake-up call you all needed – that this is who these people are and have been for a long time. They’ve only seemed more moderate, more reasonable, because they were lacking the “Good Crisis” that they could take full advantage of. And man have they not let it go to waste.

The old saying that you get who you vote for is truer now than ever. It’s time to wake up and do the right thing. Unfortunately it’s too late this time around. Now you must somehow survive until 2022 to throw out Lord Cuomo and the rest of his oligarchy.

from One America News:

N.Y. restaurants sue to reopen, point to low infection risk from indoor dining

New York restaurant owners have filed multiple lawsuits in recent weeks aiming to restore their businesses, which have been largely shuttered during the pandemic. read more