People accept limits on their freedom, such as speed limits on roads and highways. Most understand that such laws save lives, including their own.
So, why do governments hesitate to pass laws requiring vaccination against a deadly virus, which is killing people and wreaking havoc with daily life?
Have you noticed how the idiots spewing bile about masks and vaccines, either change their tune or shut up (probably because they died, which serves them right) once they contract the virus?
And, no one should be surprised to learn that many Republican idiots have had the vaccine, yet preach against others having one.
Biden Considers Banning Vaccine to Persuade People to Get It
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a new plan designed to combat vaccine hesitancy, President Biden said that he was considering an executive order banning all covid vaccines.
The order would make it illegal to obtain a vaccine except in certain cases and, even then, only after a thorough background check and waiting period.
“We must eliminate the scourge of vaccination once and for all,” Biden said. “Enough is enough.”
News of an impending vaccine ban sent lines at previously deserted vaccination centers snaking around the block, according to reports.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene took to the floor of the House to excoriate the ban, calling it a “classic case of government overreach that shows the fingerprints of George Soros and the Rothschilds.”
“First, they came for my vaccines,” she warned.
Many were aware of the extent humans suffer from stupidity: with their own or that of others. Given what is transpiring in the United States, this knowledge should become universal.
Behavior of many Republican politicians, enablers, and supporters is appalling. How can so many blatantly claim with conviction that black is white and white is black, when everyone with a brain can see that black is black and white is white, with neither slipping into grey?
What does one say to a politician claiming that the rioters attacking the Capitol on January 6 were “ordinary tourists?”. I was an ordinary tourist in Washington in December 2019 and things certainly looked and felt different. What drives these people to be so evil, and how can they sleep at night?
I used to think that shamelessness had limits, but I was very wrong.
G.O.P. to Punish Cheney and Kinzinger by Forcing Them to Spend Hour with Ted Cruz
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Furious at Representative Liz Cheney and Representative Adam Kinzinger for participating in the January 6th commission, the G.O.P. leadership in the House is punishing the two rogue Republicans by forcing them to spend an hour with Ted Cruz.
Speaking to reporters, the House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, said that the decision to subject the two dissidents to an hour with Cruz “should leave no doubt about how seriously we take their offense.”
“Make no mistake,” he said, “an hour with Ted Cruz is the ultimate punishment.”
According to McCarthy, Cheney and Kinzinger will be locked in a room with Cruz, who will then speak, uninterrupted, for an hour on a topic of his choosing.
“Ten minutes in, they’ll come to regret what they’ve done,” McCarthy predicted. “No one has lasted fifteen.”
McCarthy’s decision to subject the two Republicans to an hour of Cruz drew a strong rebuke from Representative Cheney’s father, the former Vice-President Dick Cheney. “Much as I have been a longtime supporter of torture, this goes too far,” he said.
I must smile when I read headlines about athletes complaining about the temperatures in Japan during the Olympic Games. Some are even accusing Japanese officials of lying about the weather. Heat seems to be an unforeseen problem for some athletes needing an excuse for poor performance.
I have been in Tokyo in July. It was hot and humid. It is always hot and humid in Tokyo in the summer. One must merely look at historical records.
I have also been in Barcelona for the Olympic Games in 1992 and in Atlanta in 1996. Both times the weather was hot, as is usual for both cities. Barcelona is on the water, so there was an occasional breeze in open spaces. Atlanta is the pits, when it comes to heat and humidity. Not unlike Tokyo.
Athletes want perfect conditions, and then complain about something else if they lose.
Republicans Protest Lack of Rioters on January 6th Commission
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Casting a dark cloud over the select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection, congressional Republicans protested, in no uncertain terms, the panel’s “utter lack of rioters.”
Leading the charge was House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who called the commission “little more than a gussied-up festival of anti-riot propaganda.”
“Nancy Pelosi’s handpicked Democratic panel members all have one thing in common: none of them took part in the riot,” McCarthy said. “Without an equal number of rioters on the panel, we’ll never get to hear both sides of this thing.”
McCarthy said that he had drawn up a list of potential rioters to serve on the commission, including the “QAnon Shaman,” Jake Angeli.
“I’ve spoken to the Shaman, and he’s up for it,” McCarthy said. “He just got his fur pelts dry-cleaned.”
The House Minority Leader warned Pelosi against proceeding with the commission if it had no rioter representation. “It could have a chilling effect on all future riots,” he said.
Anyone with half a brain and who has been alive for a few years will have noticed and understood that nature always wins. This has become painfully obvious in recent weeks to those suffering from torrential rain in several parts of the world. But, this might be less obvious to people hearing reports of the continued spread of a deadly virus. Nature is winning, not only because it is stronger and more clever, but because stupid people are aiding it. Vaccines have proven to help humans survive, but too many are resisting being saved and/or helping to save others. Of course, some of this stupidity is driven by self-serving politicians and media enablers seeking profits, which feeds off stupidity.
If one takes the long view, humanity is doomed to failure. They have scaled Darwin’s peak and are sliding down the other side. Survival of the fittest will be superseded by demise of the stupid.
Nation Shocked by Existence of Trump Adviser Not Already Arrested
By Andy Borowitz
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans were shocked to learn of the existence of a Trump adviser who had not already been arrested.
In interviews across the country, Americans who had been certain that there were no unindicted Trump advisers left said that the arrest of Tom Barrack had caused them to rethink things.
“After Manafort, Stone, Flynn, Bannon, Cohen, Papadopoulos, and the rest, I really thought they’d gotten them all,” Tracy Klugian, who lives in Phoenix, said. “I guess I spoke too soon.”
“Trump sure had a lot of advisers charged with crimes,” Harland Dorrinson, who lives in Chattanooga, said. “Whoever hired advisers for him did a terrible job.”
Carol Foyler, who lives in Akron, saw a silver lining in the Trump adviser being arrested so late. “Since Giuliani already lost his law license, Barrack doesn’t have to worry about being represented by him,” she said.
Davis Logsdon, who lives in Minneapolis, had previously thought that there were no more Trump advisers remaining to be arrested but is no longer sure. “Jared and Don, Jr., haven’t been arrested yet,” he said. “Or have they? It’s so hard to keep track.”
Nothing will change in the future, but people should now be aware that the Olympic Games, like so much in human life, are all about money. Sport is merely a vehicle for rights holders to exploit the rest of the population. The good of society is not considered, as one sees in Japan, where a pandemic is raging. The Japanese government is beholden to an exclusive club of entitled individuals, ignoring the will of over 90% of the population, who want the Games cancelled. Just shows how naive voters are…everywhere.
And, adding to the absurdity is the news that a women’s team has been fined for not wearing bikini bottoms. They chose a less sexist outfit of gym shorts, which outraged the old white men controlling the sport.
All have seen the drawing of the evolution of humans from fish to monkey to man. Well, someone could do a similar graphic image of the evolution of the United States, showing the evolution from monarchy to democracy to idocracy.
We all know that the world is full of stupid people, especially in god’s chosen country. But, a recurring news item provides solid proof. People are stating that vaccinations are killing people like Nazis.
I am certain that these people know nothing about nazism or about the history of Nazis, only having heard the word spouted by rightwing bloviators of Fox Un-News or other poisonous outlets. Vaccinations save lives, and do not kill people. These people must not be too good at math or not see reports that 99.5% of all new infections are of people without a vaccination. They will deserve whatever comes their way (not knowing that all the vaccine deniers working for media outlets have been vaccinated. They are not stupid, just money-grubbing hypocrites.)
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.