TZP Column: Street Checkpoints In Orlando


“VOLUNTARY”
Orlando, Florida has a little problem with shootings lately. They have a bigger problem with the Constitution.

Checkpoints. Weapons screening. Metal detectors. On public streets.
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There may a Constitutional issue or two, federal and state, with this plan.

 

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The Feds Will Swarm Florida Any Second Now

I hope you’ve heard about the FBI whistleblower leak from Project Veritas. I particularly liked that they list the Revolutionary War Gadsden flag as a symbol for “violent extremism.”

I suppose King George thought so.

That was yesterday. Today, I saw this.

Florida’s new ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate stirs controversy
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter last week to promote the state’s new license plate design. Since then, the responses have ranged from support to criticism.

The new plate features the slogan “Don’t Tread On Me” accompanied by a black coiled rattlesnake over a yellow background. According to the governor’s office, funds from the plate will benefit the Florida Veterans Foundation.

Heh. I wonder if the feds have read my novel, Net Assets

 

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ChinCOVID In Georgia

I haven’t had too much to say about ChinCOVID lately, so I think it’s time to revisit the Georgia COVID-19 Status Report.

They used to update that every day, but back in April, they gave up on the constant panickmongering and went to weekly updates. It’s still amusing. Bear in mind that Georgia actually does some of the better state reporting in the country.

Highlights:

Daily confirmed cases are dropping. Yeah, we had another minor peak; the lowest “peak” of the entire “pandemic.”

The Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) for my age group (where IFRs start climbing above the insignificant) has been dropping for more than a year, and is now down to a whopping 0.0348. Us damned oldsters just won’t die and give ’em scary numbers.

Another interesting bit is co-morbidities; specifically: smoking. Something like 18% of Georgians smoke. All else being equal, you might expect that 18% of COVID cases would be smokers.

Nope. 4.74%. Apparently nicotine (binds to the ACE2 receptors in lung cells, blocking SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins from binding) works a lot better than the pseudo-vaccines. Smoking is safer than that shit, too. Which is saying something.

And here’s a date that been bemusing me since December 2020. Confirmed cases for 7/6 jumped another 4, to 5,903 this week.

That’s July 6, 2020. More than two years ago, and they’re somehow “finding” new cases occurring on that date. That’s amazing enough, but sometimes the 7/6/2020 case count magically goes down. I’ve never gotten an explanation of how confirmed cases vanish.

No wonder they’re looking to use monkeypox for the new scary pandemic. ChinCOVID just isn’t cutting it. But since male gay sex orgies ain’t much of a thing ’round here, I don’t think that’ll give ’em scary numbers either.

 

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TZP Column: Houston v. Ghost Guns – Surrender


SUDDENLY “GHOST GUNS” AREN’T A PROBLEM AFTER ALL
Yesterday, I — with some glee — noted that an enterprising soul turned in 62 3D-printed “ghost guns” to a Houston “buyback.” At the time, it was being reported they went for $150 a pop.

The smart fella responsible says that he actually got just fifty bucks apiece. But they only cost him three dollar each to produce. Well worth the investment, at a $2,914 net.

No more.
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Entrepreneurship

Brilliant.

Big shout out to whoever it was that turned in 62 3D printed guns for $150 each at a Houston gun buy-back

A box of what authorities described as “ghost guns” were collected during the buy-back event, Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston.

Reminds me of the group that was taking batches of slam-fire shotguns to “buybacks,” and using the money raised to fund classes for new gun owners.

 

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That Explains A Lot

I find this claim very credible.

Microdosing mushrooms as a kind of performance-enhancing brain boost — already wildly popular among the California tech set — is now fairly common in Washington, expecially in media circles.

I have, in fact, written to deranged reporters and specifically asked, “What are you one?” I hoped I was being sarcastic.

Remember this next time you watch a White press briefing.

Hat tip to Midwest Chick at Non-Original Rants.

 

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Someone At DOJ Is In Trouble

Oopsie. Right hand ain’t talking to the left.

Justice Department Says Militia Group Cannot Blame Donald Trump for Entering Capitol on January 6
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is arguing the founder and members of the Oath Keepers militia group who entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 cannot blame former President Donald Trump for their actions.

DOJ lawyers argued Trump lacked the authority to authorize an attack on the Capitol, which should prevent Oath Keepers’ lawyers from blaming the former President.

President Trump did not have the authority to permit or authorize a conspiracy to forcibly oppose the authority of the government or the execution of the laws of the United States, nor could he have lawfully sanctioned the attack on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 or any of the other criminal conduct allegedly perpetrated by defendants.

Since this is exactly what the JAN6 Kangaroo Kommittee is “investigating,” and which they’ve asking the DOJ to investigate, I think the “insurrection” prosecutors just screwed. Politically speaking.

 

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“Hilarity Ensues”

CNN went to Wyoming to ask voters about support for Liz Cheney. It went about as well as you’d expect, if you’ve spent much time in Wyoming.

CNN Travels to Foreign Land of Wyoming to Ask Voters if They Support Wicked Liz Cheney – Stunned by Replies (VIDEO)
CNN recently traveled to that strange faraway land of Wyoming to ask voters about wicked Liz Cheney.

They were stunned by the answers.

First person questioned, an older woman; my age or older:

CNN: Are you planning to vote for Liz Cheney?

Woman: Can I cuss? Hell, no!

It went downhill from there.

But

For CNN this was acutally good reporting.

First, they went to Cheyenne, which does have a higher percentage of liberals than outside the city, and spoke to folks that, by their accents, are real Wyomingites. I would have expected them to go to Jackson, and interview a bunch of rich, socialist California transplants, and pass that off as representative of the views of the state. The CNN reporter admitted that almost everyone they spoke to opposed Cheney.

Second, they actually ran the story despite not getting the expected We love Liz answers. They didn’t kill it (yet, I guess). But that reporter and the editor that ran the piece will probably be looking for new jobs by Monday.

 

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I Was Waiting For This

Really. It’s exactly what I expected. Biden’s COVID-positive again.

Biden, 79, tests positive for COVID AGAIN and goes back into White House isolation after ‘rebound’ case common in elderly patients who take ‘Paxlovid’
President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, sending him back into isolation just three days after he was cleared to resume his duties.

In a memo, Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said the president is experiencing no new symptoms and ‘continues to feel quite well.’

The only surprising thing was the claim that he tested negative just a week after his positive. Even when you beat all the symptoms, your immune system is still purging teh last of the virus. Pseudo-vaccinated people have been shedding infectious levels of virus for weeks.

And all this time Gropin’ Joe has allegedly been running around mixing with folk. Heh.

Add in the known “Paxlovid rebound,” and this was a given. And frankly, from the reports I’ve seen, this second bout is liable to be worse than his first go-around.

 

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Damn. Glad I had my hip replaced at UF Health.

This was in Jacksonville, but at a different hospital than where I was taken.

Florida hospital ignored years of complaints about surgeon, patients and families allege
An orthopedic surgeon in Florida caused “hundreds of devastating injuries” while his hospital ignored complaints from patients for years after he started displaying signs of a progressive neurological disorder, according to court documents.

Between 2016 and 2020, patients noticed Dr. Richard David Heekin slurring his words and having “difficulty with balance, inability to concentrate, angry outbursts, erratic behavior, gait disturbances and impaired judgment and mood,” according to court documents.
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The resulting complications were significant, with many patients requiring revision surgeries, and at least one complication cost a patient her life, according to the civil complaints.

All I’m having to deal with is a doctor I’ve never met billing me for something that he won’t specify.

 

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