Roy Exum: Joe’s Mandate Explodes

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - by Roy Exum
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There were over 400 million cell phone subscribers in the United States in 2017, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association . Globally, there are more than 5 billion cell phone users and an infinitesimal few can tell you how cell phones really work or what’s inside of them. Who cares? Fewer still can explain why drive-through chicken nuggets are all the same size or know what ingredients//additives they contain. Yet we know 73 million Americans eat chicken nuggets regularly every year and the biggest fans, of course, are our children.

We have just as many people who adore chicken nuggets who now shun the COVID vaccine “because they don’t know what’s in it.” The quick answer there is no way a lay person can understand it, no more than we can explain the ingredients or the chemical actions of aspirin, the polio vaccine, penicillin, or other life-saving drugs.
I am totally convinced the COVID vaccine is exactly that – a life saver. And I am just as shocked – and absolutely disgusted – the people of the United States are being allowed to turn “The drug of the century” into some cheap political ‘push me-pull you’ that more than strengthens the resolve of every antivaxxer.

When President Joe Biden – perhaps now the most volatile man in the world - just announced his vaccine mandates, it was all the antivaxxers needed to plant their heels in the ground. Then the Republican buffoons lined up, just as surely as “You can lead a horse to water but not make him drink” to maul Biden for no more than political gain. Pure, unadulterated politics when every political screamer/schemer has darn well taken the COVID vaccine. (They got it before the rest of us could – wink, wink – because they like to think they are special.)

There are many scholars who say the zany mandates are unconstitutional. The National Review’s Andrew McCarthy was quoted in the Patriot Post: “There is no general federal health-care power,” he believes. “The constitutional exhortation for Congress to ‘provide for … the general Welfare of the United States’ (art. I, sec. 8) is not an open-ended authorization. Ours is a federalist system, the states presumptively govern their internal affairs, and Congress’s power to provide for the general welfare is cabined by its enumerated powers.

The rancor for Biden is so great it is bigger than the vaccine. With public satisfaction for the president in the tank and skepticism building that he is unfit after his first nine months, he is the biggest reason the antivaxxers balk at accepting the vaccine and maybe if he had kept his mouth shut, perhaps the new rage at college football stadiums wouldn’t be for fans of both teams to chant ‘F*** Joe Biden.’ An antivaxxer who I have been encouraging to “take the jab” was waiting for my beg on Monday yet my latest plea was simply met with a sly grin and the vulgar chant.

You want to hear how bad it really is? Here is an excerpt from a column written by Douglas Andrews that appeared recently on the Patriot Post website:

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EXCERPT: “BRACING FOR A FIGHT OVER BIDEN’S VAX MANDATE”

By Douglas Andrews, writing in The Patriot Post

… Biden’s vaccination mandate applies to all businesses with 100 or more employees, and it applies to all executive branch employees within the federal government, but it doesn’t apply to the legislative or the judicial branches. Thus, Joe Biden will use the power of the state to stick you, but Nancy Pelosi and her staff are free to make their own healthcare decisions.

Oh, and illegal immigrants are also free to make their own healthcare decisions: U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance believes a bit of civil disobedience is in order. “I have a simple message for America’s business community,” he wrote in response to Biden’s announcement. “DO NOT COMPLY. Do not comply with the government mandates. Do not pay the government fines. Don’t allow yourself to be bullied and controlled. Only mass civil disobedience will save us from Joe Biden’s naked authoritarianism.”

As for the states, there seems to be a fighting spirit among Republican governors, too. Perhaps no one said it better than Missouri’s Mike Parsons:

“The Biden Administration’s recent announcement seeking to dictate personal freedom and private business decisions is an insult to our American principles of individual liberty and free enterprise. This heavy-handed action by the federal government is unwelcome in our state and has potentially dangerous consequences for working families. Vaccination protects us from serious illness, but the decision to get vaccinated is a private health care decision that should remain as such. My administration will always fight back against federal power grabs and government overreach that threatens to limit our freedoms.”

- - -

No one, that is, with the possible exception of South Carolina’s Henry McMaster:

“The American Dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and the radical Democrats. They have declared war against capitalism, thumbed their noses at the Constitution, and empowered our enemies abroad. Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.

- - -

To the gates of hell, eh? Talk is certainly cheap, but those are fightin’ words. And it’s good to see them being uttered by a Republican governor.

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* -- CHICKEN NUGGETS -- So, how are chicken nuggets made, and where are they produced? The production of chicken nuggets is thriving in the United States. People purchase more chicken than any other type of meat, and chicken consumption has been steadily increasing since the 1960s. In 2020, chicken was the number one protein consumed in the U.S., at a whopping 98 pounds per capita—nearly triple the per capita consumption of the 1960s. But what many people don’t know, as they pull up to a fast food drive-through after a long day at work, is how the invention of chicken nuggets led to the emergence of this colossal industry. 

“The invention of the chicken nugget helped launch an industry that slaughters 25 million chickens per day in the U.S., but what’s really in this breadcrumb-coated fast food staple? – this from the food-agri source, sentientmedia.org

“The chicken nugget contains very little actual meat. Rather, nuggets are mostly fat and other assorted body parts, including nerves, bone, skin, and connective tissue. According to an analysis performed by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, fast food nuggets from two restaurants contained nearly 60 percent fat and only 18–19 percent protein. In addition to large quantities of fat, the researchers detected microscopic bone shards and connective tissue, like tendons and ligaments, leading them to raise concerns about the health ramifications of this product, which is frequently marketed to, and considered a favorite meal of, again, children.

“Chicken nuggets also contain a variety of other ingredients, including emulsifiers and thickeners, wheat-based batter, vegetable oil, sodium phosphate, anti-foaming agents, monosodium glutamate (MSG), anti-caking agents such as calcium silicate, dextrose, yeast extracts, propylene glycol, modified cornstarch, whey (a milk product), and various preservatives and fillers.”

Now, what’s in 78 million chicken nuggets every year that isn’t in COVID vaccine, and who really cares. Get the vaccine now. It works.

And kids dearly love chicken nuggets. 

There were over 400 million cell phone subscribers in the United States in 2017, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association . Globally, there are more than 5 billion cell phone users and an infinitesimal few can tell you how cell phones really work or what’s inside of them. Who cares? Fewer still can explain why drive-through chicken nuggets are all the same size or know what ingredients//additives they contain. Yet we know 73 million Americans eat chicken nuggets regularly every year and the biggest fans, of course, are our children.

We have just as many people who adore chicken nuggets who now shun the COVID vaccine “because they don’t know what’s in it.” The quick answer there is no way a lay person can understand it, no more than we can explain the ingredients or the chemical actions of aspirin, the polio vaccine, penicillin, or other life-saving drugs. I am totally convinced the COVID vaccine is exactly that – a life saver. And I am just as shocked – and absolutely disgusted – the people of the United States are being allowed to turn “The drug of the century” into some cheap political ‘push me-pull you’ that more than strengthens the resolve of every antivaxxer.

When President Joe Biden – perhaps now the most volatile man in the world -- just announced his vaccine mandates, it was all the antivaxxers needed to plant their heels in the ground. Then the Republican buffoons lined up, just as surely as “You can lead a horse to water but not make him drink,” to maul Biden for no more than political gain. Pure, unadulterated politics when every political screamer/schemer has darn well has taken the COVID vaccine. (They got it before the rest of us could – wink, wink – because they like to think they are special.)

There are many scholars who say the zany mandates are unconstitutional. The National Review’s Andrew McCarthy was quoted in the Patriot Post: “There is no general federal health-care power,” he believes. “The constitutional exhortation for Congress to ‘provide for … the general Welfare of the United States’ (art. I, sec. 8) is not an open-ended authorization. Ours is a federalist system, the states presumptively govern their internal affairs, and Congress’s power to provide for the general welfare is cabined by its enumerated powers.

The rancor for Biden is so great it is bigger than the vaccine. With public satisfaction for the president in the tank and skepticism building that he is unfit after his first nine months, he is the biggest reason the antivaxxers balk at accepting the vaccine and maybe if he had kept his mouth shut, perhaps the new rage at college football stadiums wouldn’t be for fans of both teams to chant ‘F*** Joe Bidden.’ An antivaxxer who I have been encouraging to “take the jab” was waiting for my beg on Monday yet my latest plea was simply met with a sly grin and the vulgar chant.

You want to hear how bad it really is? Here is an excerpt from a column written by Douglas Andrew that appeared recently on the Patriot Post website:

* * *

EXCERPT: “BRACING FOR A FIGHT OVER BIDEN’S VAX MANDATE”

By Douglas Andrews, writing in The Patriot Post

… Biden’s vaccination mandate applies to all businesses with 100 or more employees, and it applies to all executive branch employees within the federal government, but it doesn’t apply to the legislative or the judicial branches. Thus, Joe Biden will use the power of the state to stick you, but Nancy Pelosi and her staff are free to make their own healthcare decisions.

Oh, and illegal immigrants are also free to make their own healthcare decisions: U.S. Senate candidate from Ohio and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance believes a bit of civil disobedience is in order. “I have a simple message for America’s business community,” he wrote in response to Biden’s announcement. “DO NOT COMPLY. Do not comply with the government mandates. Do not pay the government fines. Don’t allow yourself to be bullied and controlled. Only mass civil disobedience will save us from Joe Biden’s naked authoritarianism.”

As for the states, there seems to be a fighting spirit among Republican governors, too. Perhaps no one said it better than Missouri’s Mike Parsons:

“The Biden Administration’s recent announcement seeking to dictate personal freedom and private business decisions is an insult to our American principles of individual liberty and free enterprise. This heavy-handed action by the federal government is unwelcome in our state and has potentially dangerous consequences for working families. Vaccination protects us from serious illness, but the decision to get vaccinated is a private health care decision that should remain as such. My administration will always fight back against federal power grabs and government overreach that threatens to limit our freedoms.”

- - -

No one, that is, with the possible exception of South Carolina’s Henry McMaster:

“The American Dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and the radical Democrats. They have declared war against capitalism, thumbed their noses at the Constitution, and empowered our enemies abroad. Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.

- - -

To the gates of hell, eh? Talk is certainly cheap, but those are fightin’ words. And it’s good to see them being uttered by a Republican governor.

ied by an array of popular dipping sauces. They rank most popular among frozen chicken products, and over 73 million Americans regularly consumed them in 2020. With their boneless, bite-sized shapes, it’s easy to forget that these products come from a living chicken—one who most likely lived his entire short life in a windowless, ammonia-filled shed, packed wing-to-wing with other chickens.

So, how are chicken nuggets made, and where are they produced? The production of chicken nuggets is thriving in the United States. People purchase more chicken than any other type of meat, and chicken consumption has been steadily increasing since the 1960s. In 2020, chicken was the number one protein consumed in the U.S., at a whopping 98 pounds per capita—nearly triple the per capita consumption of the 1960s. But what many people don’t know, as they pull up to a fast food drive-through after a long day at work, is how the invention of chicken nuggets led to the emergence of this colossal industry.

During World War II, U.S. civilians faced a shortage of red meat, the preferred dietary protein at the time, and people turned to chicken as a replacement. Farmers and businesses stepped in to meet the increased demand, modernizing the industry to grow chickens faster and more cheaply. Yet the end of the war brought a sudden decrease in chicken consumption. Research was undertaken in attempts to revitalize the industry, and in 1963 Robert C. Baker invented chicken nuggets in a Cornell University laboratory. He then sent the recipe to companies and nuggets became an instant success, eventually becoming ubiquitous on fast food menus nationwide.

The industry gained another boost in the late 1970s when U.S. dietary guidelines raised concerns about red meat consumption and encouraged people to eat more chicken. When McDonald’s introduced its branded chicken nuggets in the early 1980s, the product sold better than any other item on its menu. The U.S. demand for chicken was solidified with the successful marketing of the nugget, and farmers sought to increase their profits by breeding chickens selectively for rapid weight gain and growth.

What’s Really in a Chicken Nugget?

The invention of the chicken nugget helped launch an industry that slaughters 25 million chickens per day in the U.S., but what’s really in this breadcrumb-coated fast food staple?

The chicken nugget contains very little actual meat. Rather, nuggets are mostly fat and other assorted body parts, including nerves, bone, skin, and connective tissue. According to an analysis performed by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, fast food nuggets from two restaurants contained nearly 60 percent fat and only 18–19 percent protein. In addition to large quantities of fat, the researchers detected microscopic bone shards and connective tissue, like tendons and ligaments, leading them to raise concerns about the health ramifications of this product, which is frequently marketed to, and considered a favorite meal of, children.

Chicken nuggets also contain a variety of other ingredients, including emulsifiers and thickeners, wheat-based batter, vegetable oil, sodium phosphate, anti-foaming agents, monosodium glutamate (MSG), anti-caking agents such as calcium silicate, dextrose, yeast extracts, propylene glycol, modified cornstarch, whey (a milk product), and various preservatives and fillers.

Now, what’s in 78 million chicken nuggets every year that isn’t in COVID vaccine, and who really cares. Get the vaccine now. It works.
 
And kids dearly love chicken nuggets.
 

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