you just never noticed it before because they did not have the power to force it on you
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
~ Thomas Sowell
This is the most dangerous epidemic of them all.
Before covid, they were worried about the vaping epidemic. Although all the injuries were linked to black-market products, the CDC decided that they should ban already-legal products that weren't causing any harm at all.
They were doing this instead of restocking the national N95 supply, which is 100% in their purview. The CDC is a perfect example of government mission creep. They're worried about vaping and somehow are able to suspend rent payments? WTF?
There was a time, in living memory, when it was almost universally understood that anyone who worked for government was an incompetent dumbass. The old saw was that if you’d previously worked in government, there was no way any private employer would hire you, b/c not only were you almost certainly imcompetent, you were likely a lazy sob too. Alas, another piece of time-tested, homespun wisdom has been flushed down the 🚽.
Why are we listening to guidance from the CDC, a private company that owns vaccine patents? Oh right, because the globalist enabling media whores keep pushing the narrative.
I wear my monkeypox mask every day. Some call my mask “pants.”
The CDC should have been shut down decades ago.
Genuinely couldn’t care less if the CDC is run by a bunch of chimpanzee’s fuelled by vodka and cocaine, my only problem with them is that they have the power to foist their ineptitude on me and others that want nothing to do with their continuous idiocy.
If you cut an onion and then cut fruit without rinsing the knife and cutting board, you won't die, but your dinner guests may try and kill you.
The CDC is just like the federal reserve system, AMtrak, social security, the military, medicare and the IRs: BLoated incompetent , politicized failed corrupt institutions
The Karens that screamed about everyone obeying the CDC Covid guidelines ignored the CDC's alcohol guidelines - 1 drink or less in a day for women.
I would have assumed the boy crying wolf effect would have kicked in a LONG time ago. But today, in 80 degree weather, outside, I have observed many kids at school from kinder to high school wearing masks. Now the littles are just listening to their health illiterate and mass psychosis parents, but these older kids make me 🤦.. Some day soon, these US government educated people will vote. That's terrifying.
When you think about it, all the wrong, least competent people work in government.
Think about what kind of person it is that SEEKS OUT a job in government. The sort of person who actually enjoys telling other folks what they can and cannot do. That is bad enough.
But now, add to that the fact that these folks know coming out of college or grad school that they can make some good money in the private sector, IF THEY WORK HARD AND ARE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS, or they can join the government bureaucracy where once they are ensconced they will never have to worry about being canned.
And all the incentives in government are to AVOID RISK at ALL COSTS!!!
When we were younger the trade off between private and public sector was known. Lower pay for job security and a great pension. Now it is hardly even that.
My dad instilled in my the principle that people working in government, with a few exceptions, were losers. Folks that wouldn't or couldn't make it in the real world.
So I'm working on a new covering. Take a current one of any sort, put longer straps on it, emboss a picture of a chimp, strap it around your waist, make sure the effective part is covering your derrière, and bingo, you have a monkeypox ass-mask.
The CDC creates and spreads Karentitis. Fauci, Wallensky, and Jha are worshipped by Karens as deities: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-make-a-parody-song?s=w
Are you still uncertain if the CDC "mandates" were about health or about administrative power?
"but suddenly elevating this house of wrong to prominence and outright dictatorial power expressed as mandate (and about to be appealed in the courts after being struck down) is not."
Since this seems to be a site where facts matter, some facts about the "mask rule" and what the court decided:
What was "struck down" by the court was the way in which the dictatorial mandate was promulgated. The court did not rule on whether the CDC has, under law, the power for such a mandate (really!). The judge noted that since the CDC claimed such power on the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) but did not follow the process required by the APA, she did NOT need to rule on anything else, as the regulation mandating masks was not legal. Lots about how the gov't lawyers argued irrelevant points, too. The bottom line, though....
If masks were really important, then the CDC would have initiated the proper rule making process the very next day. After a 30 day comment period and 15 or 30 day reply period they would have a rule that followed the APA. No need to appeal. The administration has been squawking about "appeal" for longer than it would take to undo the judge's decision by just making a new rule using the APA required process.
No kids, it is about power without bounds.
Just adding my 0.16 Euro....
Okay, a few things: 1) I think you need to make shirts that say Gatopal on it. I'll take one in every color, thanks; and 2) you're gonna have to start sending out invites when you're going to be grilling choice meats. Seeing that perfectly seared steak and not being able to wrap my lips around it is just...it's so cruel! 😩
Anyway, I stopped listening to the CDC (and most other health authorities) in the early '00s, after dealing with my mother's health issues. That's when I saw the man behind the curtain.