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    • #445382
      closeupready
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      https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-masking-of-the-servant-class

      The Masking of the Servant Class: Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace

      Last month, a delightful event was hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for wealthy Democratic donors in Napa — the same wine region of choice for Gov. Newsom’s notorious dinner party — at which the cheapest tickets were $100 each and a “chair” designation was available for $29,000. Video of the outdoor festivities showed an overwhelmingly white crowd of rich Democratic donors sitting maskless virtually on top of one another — not an iota of social distancing to be found — as Pelosi imparted her deep wisdom about public policy.

      Pelosi’s donor gala took place as millions face eviction, ongoing joblessness, and ever-emerging mandates of various types. It was also held just five days after the liberal county government of Los Angeles, in the name of Delta, imposed a countywide mask requirement for “major outdoor events.” In nearby San Francisco, where Pelosi’s mansion is found, the liberal-run city government has maintained a more restrictive outdoor mask policy than the CDC: though masks were not required for outdoor exercising (such as jogging) or while consuming food, the city’s rules for outdoor events required “that at any gathering where there are more than 300 people, masks are still required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.” Though Pelosi’s fundraising lunch fell below the 10,000-person threshold for LA County’s outdoor mask mandate, it may have fallen within San Francisco’s mask mandate. Either way, it appears arbitrary at best: how would The Science™ of COVID risk have drastically changed for those sitting with no distancing, at densely packed tables, if there had been a few more tables of Pelosi donors? The CDC’s latest guidelines for outdoor events urge people to “consider wearing a mask…for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.”

      Trying to find a cogent scientific rationale for any of this is, by design, virtually impossible. The rules are sufficiently convoluted and often arbitrary that one can easily mount arguments to legally justify the Versailles-like conduct of one’s favorite liberal political leaders. Beyond the legalities, everything one does can be simultaneously declared to be responsible or reckless, depending on the political needs of the moment. But what was most striking about Pelosi’s donor event was not the possibility of legal infractions but rather the two-tiered system that was so viscerally and uncomfortably obvious.

      Even though many of the wealthy white donors had no food in front of them and were not yet eating, there was not a mask in sight — except on the faces of the overwhelmingly non-white people hired as servants, all of whom had their gratuitous faces covered. Servants, apparently, are much more pleasant when they are dehumanized. There is no need for noses or mouths or other identifiable facial features for those who are converted into servile robots.

      Similar scenes were visible at the even more opulent birthday bash which former President Barack Obama threw for himself to commemorate his 60 years on the planet. Held at his sprawling $12 million weekend estate on Martha’s Vineyard, Obama and 400 of his closest maskless friends spent hours in indoor tents dancing, chatting in close circles, and yelling in each other’s ears over the live music. While custom-made masks engraved with Obama’s renowned humility were provided to the guests (“44×60”), only the servants were reported to have worn masks. Who can throw a Hawaiian luau-themed party at one of the country’s wealthiest retreats in the middle of a pandemic and joblessness crisis while wearing disfiguring masks, however chic and carefully hand-crafted they might be?

      If you trust these people to tell you truth from fiction, about COVID or anything else, then I’m sorry you have surrendered your thinking skills.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #445388
      Babel 17
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      And the anti-oxidants found in ten dollar a pint gourmet ice cream work like magic for keeping you above the fray that the poors have to endure.

      We have an elite gerontocracy that, on the Democrat’s side*, is propped up by sheep herding faux progressives, and pro-war liberals, because the gate keepers that have a virtual lock on the two party system’s primaries ensure that this remains the case.

      It’s going to be wild when the MSM and the political elites “discover” that Joe Biden can no longer manage the pretense of being a functional President. Who could have seen that coming? Gasp, it came out of nowhere!

      *The Republican’s version is more bizarre, and is even more Byzantine with the alliances that prop it up.

    • #445398
      Ohio Barbarian
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      We simply don’t trust our federal and state governments anymore. For good reason. They’ve broken that trust so many times over the last 20 or 30 years they are no longer believable.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #445403
      salemcourt
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      Some stories of potential fraud are already being vehemently debunked by most of MSM (other than Right wing sites).  The polls also followed a familiar pattern.  There was a 50% chance of him being recalled till the last two weeks.  Then suddenly for no reason that I could find, his polls started showing him having a 10 and even a 20% advantage is the latest poll.  These being attributed to Biden and other Democrats campaigning for him.  Really!!

      • #445638
        ArtfromArk
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        A previous Democratic governor, Gray Davis, was “recalled” because he was investigating the then- California “energy crisis” (instigated by Enron and other out-of-state “energy” companies), and he had no chance to run in the recall election. In his place, California got a foreign-born action movie actor as governor, and he promptly shut down Governor Davis’s investigations.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #445412
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Take a huge dump on the Newsome recall. I’ve heard it forever…. and more recently on one of Jimmy Door’s shows when he featured a clip of Lawrence O’Donnell saying what it would take to stop making Democrats millionaires from criminal organization crook-building activities, the latest coming in the form of “women of color” who somehow play this game.

      I no longer can talk to members of my family about La Cosa Nostra members knowing no particular party. Thankfully Mr Mickey’s dad and I survive, floating on a small boat in a sea of fools out there who get behind these galas.

      Who the fuck are these people? They know who they are and what they must do, so I will stop asking that question further.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #445444
      Pam2
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      Maybe these elites are actually aliens like in the movie They Live and they are immune to Covid.

       

    • #445538
      chknltl
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      : Those who think it wise for capitalism to have total control of our government.

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