Pleasant afternoon scene on the outdoor plaza of the Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach, Fla., 2:04 p.m., June 1, 2021
Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian road running east–west parallel between 16th Street and 17th Street in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Once completely open to vehicular traffic, it now hosts a pedestrian mall replete with shops, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses between Washington Avenue with a traffic accessible street extending east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to Alton Road with a traffic accessible street extending to Biscayne Bay.
I discovered this area on Tuesday (including a Paul bakery that may be indirectly related to the one in D.C. at Penn and 20th NW that I miss) while walking from the Bank of America Financial Center, which I also discovered thanks to a Google search and for which I was very thankful to have a staffed bank in order to do something requiring a teller. I walked down the pedestrian mall and with a zig-and-zag on Lenox Ave to 16th Street to Alton Road.
Walking south to 10th Street, I discovered the Whole Foods, which now supplements, or rather, complements the Publix grocery store at 6th and Lenox whence I've been shopping since I moved here in March.
I'm quite tired as I begin this entry, so I'm not sure how much of an entry I'll be able to write. In addition, I have a series of tasks to do for work (as in, my job). I'm in a rather busy period with two medium-term labor intensive assignments for my client and a labor intensive recurring monthly task.
To be clear, and as ever, there are important topics I want to talk about including the Anthony Fauci emails -- and the degenerate Big Media / Big Tech ongoing coverup and interference-running for this megalomaniacal little man in his little NIAID fiefdom.
This is the faux-affable but hyper-politicized bureautroll who has been running his NIAID operation for 34 years and is the highest paid civil servant in the U.S. Government (on the order of $450,000/year).
Like the Self-Serving Secular Media Messiah he is, the Good and the Great Doctor Fauci's "scientific" views are as malleable and shape-shifting as they need to be in service to the Oligarchical Overclass to include Bill Gates and the larger Deep State, i.e., the people that ABC's Jon Karl gets aroused over as "the Serious People."
They do this even while trying to figure out what made-up pronouns to call their Critical Race Theory-indoctrinated seven-year-olds, and whether it "makes sense" to begin "transitioning" of their young children's sex and gender identity by whatever means necessary for the sake of their deeply deranged and dangerous cultic beliefs.
Fauci is, of course, the person that all the white, WOKE, upper middle class and wealthy libs of upper Northwest D.C. worship as the Lord and Savior of their Cult of Branch Covidianism, itself a religion for people with none. Evidence of this is found in their virtue-signaling "THANK YOU, DR. FAUCI" yard signs (mixed in with BLM signs)
Typically birthing perons (i.e., the mothers), they do this while tweeting about how they and their non-binary "THEY" spouses are so excited to get their "Fauci Ouchie" vaxies that they'll be donning five more dirty face diaper masks on top of their eight.
What we really need is Dr. Rachel Levine to chime in on mental health issues in the time of non-binary and transgendered-based, WOKE / Covid lunacy.
It's just impossible to overstate how Alice-in-Wonderland deranged are Democrats.
The Fauci emails came from a BuzzFeed News FOIA request and include many important redactions. They were republished (with apologies, of course) by the Washington Post. The New York Times -- a print and electronic publication that nowadays is simply in the role of The Times in Orwell's 1984, except in service to lunatic and destructive WOKE ideologies -- has totally ignored the story.
But at least it's not like in Canada, Australia, or New Zealand with the de facto "Covid Zero"-minded police state of endless and/or rolling lockdowns from tyrannical and totalitarian political leaders.
As for me, well, if you're a reader of this blog, you know I fled to Florida from D.C. to escape the life-draining insanities of Covid and WOKE malevolency, all steeped in fear, hatred, and urban social collapse.
Turning back to Big Media and the Fauci emails, CNNLOL -- still undergoing its Post-Trump general implosion and ratings collapse into a singularity of the Big Media Shit Hole -- and PMSNC (now a sort of WOKE-cultic enterprise) are both in a frenzy of interference-running.
Meanwhile, the shitty-unreadable-worthless USA Today, is in some sort of hall-of-mirrors involving "fact checking" the "fact checks" related to a "fact checker" for the Fauci emails -- or some bullshit I can't even figure out. "Fact checking" in the present time means suppressing views that dissent from the Illiberal Left & Corporate Oligarchical Orthodoxy.
Then there is the out-of-control, ultimately self-devouring hydra of Big Tech (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, and Google) that is now functionally little more than an arm of an illiberal-authoritarian Media / Entertainment Corporate Oligarchy.
Steeped in a malevolent Neo-Marxist racist ideology, this hydra is engaging in ever-more-brazen acts of suppression and censorship courtesy algorithms and its human workforce. The latter consists of a bunch pyschologically stunted, historically illiterate, WOKE-crazed, and all-around-shitty 25-year old young Millennial Bubble Children.
But this would get me -- already has gotten me -- far into too political and vexing topics. In lieu of that, I'll just feature last night's commentary by Tucker Carlson (top) and Laura Ingraham (below).
In addition, here is Tucker Carlson's interview last night with the indispensible Alex Berenson, whose twitter feed remains one of my half dozen or so other go-to sites often multiple times a day.
About my twitter roster I've added Jordan Schachtel, Matt Walsh, Charlie Kirk, and Buck Sexton to that roster. (Later this month, Buck Sexton and Clay Travis will start jointly hosting a radio show that fills in the three-hour noon to 3 p.m. ET weekday timeslot left by the late Rush Limbaugh.)
I read all of these via web-browsers since I am not now, have never been, and will never be under any circumstances on Twitter, much less Facebook. The internet backwater of Blogger with its 2005-era technology suits me fine.
Oh, and I also read Ann Coulter's tweets because, well, she's frickin' hilarious and I have a year-long Matt Taibbi Substack subscription.)
Lastly, here is a link to a deep-dive piece by National Review's Michael Brendan Dougherty on the media-canonized Anthony Fauci entitled [link embedded] The Fall of Saint Anthony Fauci. The piece appeared in the National Review and National Review Online on May 27th and while it occurred before the email release, it was already after the dam had burst on the SARS-CoV-2 ("Covid-19") Gain of Function (GoF)-altered Wuhan Lab Leak hypothesis.
However, as I said, I need to do some additional work tonight. I would also like to do some more laundry -- bedding, especially, since I'm having a guest for one night tomorrow night. About that, Gary is visiting Miami Beach tomorrow through Tuesday early afternoon. He is staying at my place one night and then a hotel somewhere on Ocean Drive the next three nights.
As a result of this visit, my blogging is likely to be light over the weekend.
View along Ocean Drive near the Leslie from beneath the coconut palms of Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Fla., 1:21 p.m., June 1, 2021
Above: Just FYI, this post-Memorial Day early Tuesday afternoon / first day in June image was the slowest and most empty that I have seen Ocean Drive in the 2-1/2 months that I've lived here.
As a brief update, I went into the turquoise-aquamarine-hued ocean early this afternoon and the lightly but continuously roiled surf with waves that were somewhere between a slap and a knock down just wore me out. The sky was an ever-shifting vista of tropical blue and low-topped convective cumulus / towering cumulus with scattered showers (though none in this part of Miami Beach itself).
Thereafter, I walked over to the Publix for some grocery shopping. I was going to go back to the Whole Foods -- whence I went, as I mentioned at the outset of this entry, for the first time on Tuesday -- but I wanted to buy more Publix sort of items than Whole Food sort of items. (The latter is far superior for good produce while the former is better for basic kitchen and bathroom consumer goods.)
I also had about an hour chat on the phone with a colleague and friend back in D.C.
OK, I'm signing off for now. I'll try to update the blog over the weekend at some point though it might not be until early next week.