Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
China Pushes New Trend: Anal Swab COVID Tests
In the earliest days of the pandemic, China locked down the citizens of Wuhan, going so far as to weld some people in their homes in an attempt to control the spread of COVID.
Little did we know at the time that China’s aggressive authoritarian policies would become the norm across the world.
Now China has taken the depths of their penetration to a whole new level… because now the regime has started to use anal swabs, inserted about two inches into the anus, to test for COVID.
And naturally they started the process by using the new tests on about 1,000 school children, claiming it is more accurate to detect mild or asymptomatic cases through the anus.
First China convinces the West to destroy their economies, and trample on the individual liberty of their citizens using aggressive lockdowns.
Now they are showing the world that the next step in controlling COVID is to sodomize children in the name of public health.
We can only imagine how quickly the WHO will praise China’s courageous leadership… and how quickly the West will follow the example.
Trust the experts. Obey.
US Vaccine recipients not exempt from COVID test entry requirements
Earlier this week the US federal government began requiring all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to have a negative COVID test before being allowed to enter the United States.
This includes US citizens, and even US citizens who have proof that they received a full dose of the COVID vaccine.
According to the CDC website, “all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.”
This goes along with all their other guidance— once you receive a vaccine, you still have to wear a mask, social distance, and cower in fear in your home.
What exactly is the point again?
It’s also a bit silly that the ONLY condition they care about is COVID. It’s perfectly fine if you enter the country with Tuberculosis. Or Ebola. Or any other highly contagious superbug. As long as you don’t have COVID, it’s totally fine!
Former CIA Director Labels Libertarians as Potential Terrorists
John Brennan was the Director of the CIA under President Obama.
Earlier this month MSNBC interviewed him for his perspective on the Capitol protests.
Brennan said that “members of the Biden team… are now moving in LASER-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas.”
He then added that the government should look out for domestic terrorists who form “an unholy alliance frequently of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, Nativists, even libertarians.”
Apparently belief in a small, limited government, like the one laid out in the Constitution, now makes you a potential domestic terrorist.
Tech Giants favorably manipulating White House ‘likes’
Social media giants aren’t just censoring people they disagree with. Now they appear to be actively manipulating likes and follows too.
Youtube appeared to delete thousands of dislikes on videos uploaded to the official White House channel, because the dislikes so vastly outweighed the likes.
For example, in one case, a video had 1,800 likes, and 12,000 dislikes… but hours later showed 2,000 likes and only 2,500 dislikes.
YouTube explained that they do sometimes remove “spam” or “inauthentic” dislikes.
Naturally the leftist ‘fact checkers’ are all over this, backing up YouTube’s assertion that the dislikes must be spam… because, clearly, if you dislike the guy who received more votes than Barack Obama, you must be a Russian bot.
COVID hypocrite watch: Biden Maskless on Federal Property Hours After Mandate
Hours after signing an executive order forcing everyone to wear masks at all time on federal property, President Biden was spotted not wearing a mask at the Lincoln Memorial.
But to be fair, judging by the look on his face, he probably didn’t know where he was…