Monday, January 10, 2022

Illegal Drugs Are Good, But Legal Drugs Are Bad?

Has it dawned on anyone besides me that many of the people who advocate for legalization of marijuana and even harder drugs such as heroin are the same people who are aghast at the idea of free access to ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine?

Why is that? Legalizing marijuana, heroine, and cocaine opens up new vistas of revenue for start-up drug manufacturing and distribution businesses, and for new state taxes. Ivermectin and HCQ benefit very few except COVID sufferers. But they do have the potential of destroying the highly lucrative vaccine market.

The negative propaganda and absolute degradation of these potential COVID treatments are pervasive in the media. It seems like a coordinated strategic attack. HCQ is “fish tank cleaner” and ivermectin is “horse de-wormer”.

Doctors and hospitals are so spooked by the fear of retribution that there have been incidents where they wouldn’t administer ivermectin to dying COVID patients on ventilators as a last resort, even with a willing family and a court order.

A year ago, I asked my physician if he would prescribe hydroxychloroquine if I contracted COVID. He was appalled. He berated me for even suggesting such a horrible option. “It’s a dangerous drug with serious side effects”, he bellowed.

I kept my mouth shut, but I had done enough research to realize he didn’t know what he was talking about. It is one of the safest and most widely-used drugs on the planet with over 60 years of successful experience. Ivermectin is equally safe, and is known for its anti-viral properties.

Of course, I have to add the required disclaimer that I am not a physician and cannot legitimately offer medical advice, blah, blah, blah. Many physicians should not be giving medical advice, either, IMHO.

I was able to legally obtain prescriptions for a large supply of ivermectin and HCQ for myself and my wife to be used in case COVID strikes us. I got them through one of many on-line physicians who provide prescriptions for these and other drugs, such as Tadalafil (generic Cialis) and other erectile dysfunction medications. It was almost as easy as setting up a new Amazon account and ordering vitamins.

So why shouldn’t I be able to write my own prescriptions? I am responsible and cautious. I do all the research on effectiveness, proper dosages, interactions, and potential side effects before I take any medication. On the other hand, many people and organizations are advocating that unsafe, unbeneficial drugs be given to irresponsible addicts. Which makes more sense?

The concept of “legalization of all drugs” only considers allowing access to illegal recreational drugs, not prescription drugs. But why not? Prescription drugs are approved by the FDA because they provide a clinical health benefit, and are relatively safe and effective.

Illegal recreational drugs are dangerous, destructive, and most are highly addictive. If you can justify legalization for these, how do you justify preventing free access to safe and effective prescription drugs like ivermectin and HCQ?

Andrew Thomas 

as published in American Thinker

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Is Florida COVID-Free?


I regularly look at the COVID data on Google Maps, which uses the New York Times as its data source. COVID cases on the map are expressed as number of daily cases per one hundred thousand people on a rolling seven-day average.

You can see the numbers for each country in the world, each state in the US, and each county within each state. They are all color-coded by levels of case density.

Today I saw something absolutely incredible, if it’s accurate. Every county in the state of Florida shows ZERO current cases of COVID over the past seven days.

These numbers are rounded down if there are fewer than one case per 100,000 people, so if you zoom out to the entire state, it currently shows 3.1 cases per 100,000 and dropping. Still, this is by far the lowest number in the country at this point in time.

Florida is the third most populous state in the country at 21.6 million residents. People are flooding in to move there from other states and countries. I see hundreds of new giant apartment mini-cities popping up in the Orlando area alone.

Tourism is the state’s biggest industry, with over 31 million tourists visiting from around the world just in Q2 of 2021 alone.

Governor DeSantis and the Florida legislature passed laws this year banning vaccine and mask mandates in the state.

Zero COVID in Florida, in spite of every supposed factor working against it? Will this last? This phenomenon should undergo intense study by the CDC and virologists around the world. It destroys every assumption made by the “experts” and politicians who “follow the science” concerning the pandemic.

This the biggest good-news story of the pandemic era, and should be the top feature headline reported by every news media outlet. Do you think that will happen? Or are there just too many financial and political interests vested in keeping the public in the dark and in fear?

Andrew Thomas 

as published in American Thinker

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Logic & Data: Weapons To Defeat The Covidians

Covidians are the cabal of Biden officials, the CDC, Dr. Fauci, the vaccine producers, the leftist-run media, and local politicians who irrationally push Covid mandates over the restraints of the Constitution and rational thought. Their defeat is imminent.

It is now patently obvious to every phenomenological thinker (which are nonexistent on the left) that the vaccines and masks are totally ineffective against the Covid virus. You don’t have to be a physician or medical expert to understand this.

The Covid vaccines first became available to Americans in December 2020. The total number of US Covid cases in 2020 was less than 21 million. In 2021 it has increased to almost 28 million. There were 370 thousand US Covid deaths in 2020. In 2021, thus far there have been 423 thousand deaths. There are currently over 9 million Covid cases in the US, the highest of any other time since the pandemic began. (source: Worldometer)

Florida, a state with no mask or vaccine mandates, currently has the lowest Covid infection rate in the country, with 6.8 per 100,000 population, and the rate is falling. The US as a whole is currently averaging 28 cases per 100,000 and rising. (source: NY Times/Google Maps). These numbers change frequently, but the overall trend has been consistent.

The big question is, with approximately 60% of the US population vaccinated (ed: now 80% of population over 12 years old) and strict mask mandates throughout the country, shouldn’t the rates of infection and deaths be going down, not up?

How could this question not be slowing down the efforts of the government and private industry to force vaccines and masks on the unwilling, on penalty of losing their livelihoods, when it appears they are making the problem worse, not better? But this fascistic Covidian juggernaut is bulling full speed ahead with forced mandates, data, logic and rationality be damned.

Surely they must realize that the loss of the resisting multitudes of talented and experienced workers in industry, law enforcement, teaching, medical personnel and first responders will be devastating to the country, to say nothing of the suffering it will cause among the families they throw into poverty.

Our government is working overtime to try to require all citizens to be vaccinated, but not migrants illegally entering the country. What kind of perverse logic is that? It means their concern over a “public health crisis” so severe that Constitutional rights must be suspended is a lie.

But the illogic gets even worse. We know that thousands have experienced serious and deadly side effects from the vaccines, but the precise data on numbers of deaths and adverse events have been intentionally obfuscated by the FDA. (ed: According to OpenVAERS, there have been 894 thousand adverse Covid vaccine events, 18,853 deaths, and 94,537 hospitalizations.  But it is estimated that these figures may be under-reported by as much as a factor of 100.)

In spite of FDA’s misleading announcement that the Pfizer vaccine has been fully approved (with the absence of required long-term data), the fact is that only the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J vaccines are currently available in the US. The announcement was intended to remove resistance and make you believe you are getting an approved vaccine.

The obvious fact is that neither the FDA nor the vaccine manufacturers want FDA approval for these vaccines. Why would they? Things are going just swimmingly for everyone the way they are.

The drug companies are collecting astronomical profits courtesy of US taxpayers with zero legal liability for dangerous and deadly side effects from the experimental jabs foisted on the public.

The FDA faces no criticism for excessive adverse events and deaths arising from an inadequate approval process, and can continue to hide the data. A recent FOIA request for the Pfizer vaccine approval data is being stonewalled by the FDA, claiming it will take 55 years to process the request. This, despite the fact that they were apparently able to review and process the data to approve the original vaccine in less than 108 days.

The FDA execs have the added incentive of becoming fabulously wealthy taking cushy executive jobs in the drug industry once they get their 20-year lavish government pensions. Conflicts of interest abound.

Another obvious question is, why have there been few efforts to identify and study potential effective treatments for Covid, i.e., over-the-counter health supplements and treatments such as vitamin C, D3, zinc, aspirin, nasal flushes, antiseptic mouthwashes, Quercetin, Melatonin, and Famotidine, or the established drugs Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine? In fact, why have these potential treatments been savagely discouraged and ridiculed by the Covidians?

I can understand the drug industry’s disinterest, as this research would be expensive and provide no profits. Instead, it would eliminate the profits from their vaccines.

But why is there no interest in this research from our benevolent federal government? Where is the CDC? Where is Dr. Fauci? They appear to only be interested in enriching the vaccine companies and eliminating our personal freedoms.

Fortunately, some independent alliances of physicians, such as the FLCCC, have performed clinical research and developed thirteen different prophylactic and treatment protocols, most of which incorporate the above treatments and supplements, with either Ivermectin, HCQ, or a combination of both. It is well worth reviewing these in detail and developing your own contingency plans. (ed: For my part, I have lost over 40 pounds over the past two years)

These protocols may or may not be effective for everyone, but at least we know their potential side effects are not serious due to our long experience with their components. That is more than we can say about the questionable and problematic vaccines. We now know they don’t work, have many serious short-term effects, may be making the virus worse, and have unknown long-term adverse effects.

I’m currently reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, in which she celebrates the righteousness of private companies to pursue profit over the “public good”. But I think even she would condemn private industries who conspire with the federal government to force every citizen to purchase (through taxation) and inject an ineffective and potentially dangerous product into their bodies.

The Biden administration has been a complete failure in its ineptness in handling this crisis, perhaps on purpose. The data is destroying the narrative of the “experts”. Logic is the antidote to leftist ideology. The defeat of the Covidians is nigh. Perhaps some time in the future we will look back and either laugh or cry at our naivete and gullibility.

Andrew Thomas 

as published in American Thinker

Friday, August 20, 2021

The Dems Are Proving Why Socialism Always Fails

 Our newly-installed government (via total Democrat control) is going down the path of every socialist regime in history. The path always ends in poverty, shortages, and official corruption. The poor and powerless suffer the most. The middle class dissolves into the lower class. Shortages of all the basics for survival become the new normal.

Loyalty to the cause trumps meritocracy. When the “best and brightest” are purged in favor of the most loyal adherents to party doctrine, the result is always the same.

When “insurrectionists” and “white supremacists” (i.e., conservatives and Trump supporters) are hunted down and eliminated from positions in government, including intelligence agencies, the military and law enforcement and replaced with the most “woke”, we have the formula for socialist failure.

As shown in Venezuela, where oil and gas professionals were replaced by incompetent socialist party loyalists. In less than two years, the country went from the most wealthy oil-producing nation in the southern hemisphere to one of the most impoverished.

Here in America, we now have the “woke” military. Even a retreat from a third-world Afghanistan war is mishandled into a disaster.

Who in their right mind is going to sign up to fight and potentially die for these ideologues who spout hatred for the American Caucasian race through critical race theory? Don’t these righteous racist generals realize that 98% of the casualties in Afghanistan were whites who died believing they were fighting for all Americans?

We are following every socialist ideological government down the road to abject failure. Doctrine over competency.

The greatest weakness of socialism is that the leaders don’t recognize the extent of their own incompetencies. The righteousness of their cause blinds them to the misery they create.


Friday, April 23, 2021

No Money For RINOs

I have been getting at least three text messages every day since the last election from the GOP begging for donations in Trump's name.  But the money doesn't go to Trump's campaign.  Trump sued the GOP to stop this practice, but the judge ruled against him.  

The money is going to Liz Chaney, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and other RINOs to fund their reelection campaigns.  

On top of using Trump to divert money into their coffers, they intentionally disinvited him from the GOP conference next week in Orlando.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Biden Considers Restricting Travel Within US For Covid While Leaving Southern Border Open

 In an amazing display of cognitive dissonance, the Biden administration proposes imposing limits on the movement of American citizens while encouraging the flood of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. His actions are allegedly intended to mitigate the spread of the Chinese Covid virus.

Per the Miami Herald:

The Biden administration is considering whether to impose domestic travel restrictions, including on Florida, fearful that coronavirus mutations are threatening to reverse hard-fought progress on the pandemic.

Outbreaks of the new variants — including a highly contagious one first identified in the United Kingdom, as well as others from South Africa and Brazil that scientists worry can evade existing vaccines — have lent urgency to a review of potential travel restrictions within the United States, one federal official said.

Early last year, I personally witnessed what happens when every car on I-95 is stopped at the Florida border and non-Florida residents are refused entry. This was an early panicky reaction to the virus by Florida leaders. It led to mass disruption, confusion, and a line of cars at least ten miles long stopped dead on the southbound expressway.

The extent of travel restrictions and modes of transportation to potentially be restricted are not defined at this point. Florida is the primary focus for possible travel lockdowns, as a third of US cases of the UK Covid variant have been identified in Florida.

Cases of variants are also surging in California and 34 other states, according to the Hearld.

The Democrat logic, at least to me, is indecipherable. Rather than potentially throw the country into massive chaos, wouldn’t the best course of action to protect America from foreign Covid mutations be to restrict travel from the countries that are importing them?

Apparently, to Biden and the Dems, it is more desirable to limit the freedoms of American citizens.

Andrew Thomas

as published in American Thinker

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Is Q Dead?


 It was exciting while it lasted. We all wanted to believe in a Zorro who comes to the rescue with the sign of a "Q" rather than a "Z". Our hero apparently has feet of clay.

He didn’t ride on a black stallion with his cape, mask and righteous sword to save us from corruption and evil. But it doesn't matter whether Q is real or not.

The power of Q exists.

The left is scared to death of Q and its followers. The power of the federal government and its agencies under leftist control are being aligned against the Q "conspiracy" and its "dangerous" members. Q is their boogeyman. His followers are their worst nightmares.

Being identified as a Q supporter is now an existential threat. The UK Guardian refers to them as “antisemitic” followers who have engaged in violence (posited “evidence-free”, as is their favorite mantra concerning accusations from the right).

The FBI has identified followers as “potential domestic terror threats”. They have erected giant billboards across the country asking people to turn in fellow citizens suspected of crimes protesting against the government. I can’t imagine that leftists would take advantage of this tip line to harass conservatives, can you?

What has happened to America where no federal agency will investigate allegations of widespread election fraud or violent destruction across the country by known subversive organizations, but will actively hunt down individual conservatives who allegedly act out? The answer is that Obama made sure all government agencies were manned and controlled by hard left ideologues.

Soon, it is likely you will need to commit to one of two choices: Live quietly in poverty as a lowly, powerless serf under an oppressive socialist/communist regime (as hundreds of millions of others have done throughout human history), or become an “insurrectionist” as the left now calls conservatives who dare to speak out.

Do nothing overtly illegal (although it is pretty much impossible to not violate some law or statute when resisting those in power, and it is about to get much harder). Don’t make yourself a target. Stay under the radar and off the grid as much as possible. Pay for everything with cash, and stay off of Twitter and Facebook.

Keep putting up Q posters and other messages and signs. Anything with the letter "Q" on it. Keep the "dark conspiracy" of Q alive. That’s still legal free speech, at least for the time being. It will drive them insane. And it may cause them to make some monumental mistakes that will create distraction and confusion, and reduce their power and influence.

This is the true power of Q’s “Great Awakening”. Not a reliance on a mythical Zorro, but a powerful force in which we can all contribute. The underground organization is in place. Anonymity and massive numbers are its strengths. The lines of communication are active. There will be many opportunities for effective non-violent resistance and action.

Remember. all of this is protected by our God-given rights under the U.S. Constitution, just as it has been protecting leftist “insurrectionists” for the past 245 years. Even as the left tries to eliminate these rights and nullify the Constitution, we need to stand strong in the knowledge that our rights come from our Creator and cannot be legitimately removed. If we are weak and give up to the left, it is only because we allowed it to happen.

We are the QAnons who are now highly motivated to take back America and protect our individual freedoms and liberty from a government controlled by corrupocrats and anti-Constitutional radicals. We are ghosts who appear and disappear into the night, driving fear into the dark hearts of evil. Viva Q forever!


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I Miss The 1960's Funny Pages

 Starting about the age of ten, I used to love to read the Sunday newspaper funny pages. At that time, in the 1960’s, every comic strip strongly expressed conservative values. I guess that influence, along with my very conservative parents, factored in the development of my political thinking.

Today, I have a collection of cartoon artists’ works hanging in my den.

I have an original self-portrait of Rube Goldberg. His name is synonymous with insane, overly-complicated systems that accomplish nothing worthwhile. For example, Obamacare. A Rube Goldberg contraption if there ever was one. Some other amazing examples are here on Youtube.

One of my favorites is a daily comic strip from George Herriman’s Krazy Kat in 1940. The ongoing Krazy Kat saga was about a female cat who loves a mouse who continually punishes her by throwing bricks at her head. The more he hurts her, the more she loves him. I was so fascinated by the underlying themes and Herriman’s surreal imagery that I wrote a college thesis on it. I think Krazy is an archetypal Democrat.

Another favorite on my wall is a daily strip from Walt Kelly’s Pogo, whose characters resided in the Okefenokee Swamp (which I thought was a fictitious place until I moved to Florida). “We have met the enemy and he is us”, is Pogo’s iconic phrase, so apropos today. My favorite character was LBJ doing a cameo as a masked man with the rear end of a horse, known as “The Loan Arranger”. That cracked me up. Even back then at my tender age I realized he was the most criminally corrupt president America had ever endured, pre-Barry Soetoro Obama of course.

Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie was a dark vision of America threatened by insidious domestic communist forces. Now we see Gray’s vision coming to life. If only we had Daddy Warbucks’ bodyguards, Punjab and the mysterious Asp, who disposed of deadly communists quickly and quietly.

But the pièce de résistance is the huge Sunday comic hanging by my desk. I look at it all the time, but I didn’t make the connection with modern-day events until recently. It is a Li’l Abner by Al Capp. I remember seeing this particular comic when it was published in a Sunday newspaper on October 23, 1967.

The background on this cartoon is that two characters, Lonesome Polecat and his sidekick, cro-magnon man Hairless Joe produce a powerful brew called Kickapoo Joy Juice. Drinking it can cause paralysis, among other nasty side effects.

Polecat reads that the Science Park is commissioning a million dollar statue of two cave men fighting over a woman. He gets Hairless Joe, a woman, and another cro-magnon type to drink the Kickapoo Joy Juice and freezes them in position to look like the statue. He then sells it to the Science Park for a hundred dollars.

Before the unveiling, a gang of Antifa/BLM-type youths vandalize the statue with red paint, saying if they’re caught they will claim to be “underprivileged” so everyone will “blame society”.

Unfortunately for them, the red paint soaks up the Kickapoo Joy Juice and the statue comes back to life. They are beaten to a pulp by Hairless Joe and his cohort, and put on display in place of the statue. The crowd gathered to see the statue cheers, and one man in the crowd yells, “Every city should have a monument like that!”

Over fifty years later and nothing has changed, except that there aren’t enough Hairless Joes on our side to protect statues, businesses and citizens from “underprivileged” youths and grownups.