Day 241: Chili, strictures & a junkyard dog

This is Day 241 of The First Ohio Shutdown and Day 177 of Here We Go Again.

It’s also Day One of DIC*. Tick-tock.

Deb and I are fine today. Here at Second Chance Ranch it’s been a quiet Thursday, ahead of a much busier weekend. I’ve had a pot of my signature chili** going in the kitchen since late this morning.

The walls are closing in on Americans, as today more and more states and municipalities issued repressive pre-Thanksgiving “orders” to control the alleged “explosion” of WuFlu cases and hospitalizations. Ohio is no exception, with our Pessimist-in-Chief taking to the podium this afternoon to deliver grim news and a dim outlook.

In this colorful tabletop game he’s playing, none of the state’s 88 counties are yellow anymore — 15 are orange (bad), 72 are red (really bad) and one, Franklin, site of the state capital, is purple (just awful). Beyond our borders, 15 states are shaded in a fetching goldenrod hue, meaning that anyone returning from those states is supposed to “self-quarantine” for a couple of weeks.

For its part, the CDC now advises Americans to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday only “at home with the people you live with.”

Not one of these “orders” and “advisories” is grounded in science. How do we know that?

Simple — because the spastic patchwork of rules and guidelines we’ve been living with for eight-plus months has, at best, had no effect on the reported spread of the Wuhan virus. And at worst, as restrictions have tightened, cases and hospitalizations actually have increased.

The most obvious example of the State’s “public health” boondoggle is masks — y’know, that magic bullet we’re told is proven to be effective in controlling WuFlu’s spread. Given what we know (which is quite different than what we’re told to do), only a certified numbskull still believes that.

For those who worship at The Altar of State Science and partake in The Holy Sacrament of Face Covering, chew on this — yesterday a large, controlled Danish study found that masks give the wearer only limited protection against infection. While the study didn’t specifically dispute the collectivist argument that masks keep you and me from infecting others, one has to wonder why a mask would be ineffective in one direction yet somehow effective in the other.

You can scream Science! all you want, but it’s still not a synonym for universal truth. Someone should tell that to DeWine’s new High Priest of Health, who on Tuesday called the efficacy of masks “incontrovertible.”

It’s a mad scheme of control, not “public health” and certainly not a government operating within its authority.

This is why we resist. This is why true Americans defy royal decrees.

Everyone knows by now who Sidney Powell is. She’s on Trump’s legal team, a freakin’ Rottweiler in a tailored blue suit. Notably, in an interview with Lou Dobbs, she made reference to a mythical octopus. And today, in a press conference, she said this:

“I want the American public to know right now, we will not be intimidated. American patriots are fed up with the corruption from the local level to the highest level of our government and we are going to take this country back. We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it and we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”

She’s being characterized by Daffy’s Army as a right-wing loon, of course, but know this — not a single one of those poop-flinging Democrats is challenging the merits of what she has to say. Media who should be investigating her claims are merely rejecting them.

Sidney Powell’s opposition, like Trump’s, consists of “You suck!” and little else.

Personally, I have no idea if she’s got the goods. Even if she does, the legal team may not have time to use it to overturn this election.

What I do know is that the 2020 presidential election stinks to high heaven, and Sidney Powell is on the right side — the side of true Americans, including Deb and me.

Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay free.

#WiseUp #LibertyOrDeath #OhioAgainstDeWine #DefyDeWine

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*DIC = DeWine’s Idiotic Curfew
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