Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease Vaccination for Federal Employees

When I take a long time, I am slow.
When my boss takes a long time, he is thorough.

When I don't do it, I am lazy.
When my boss doesn't do it, he is too busy.

When I do something without being told, I am trying to be smart.
When my boss does the same, that is initiative.

When I please my boss, I am ass-kissing.
When my boss pleases his boss, he is co-operating.

When I do good, my boss never remembers.
When I do wrong, he never forgets.

When I make a mistake, I am a loser.
When my boss makes a mistake, he's only human.

When I am out of the office, I am wandering around.
When my boss is out of the office, he's on business.

  • A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
  • No one is listening until you make a mistake.
  • When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
  • Following the rules will not get the job done.
  • Everything can be filed under "miscellaneous."
  • Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.
  • He who hesitates is probably right.
  • You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
  • People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.
  • No matter how much you do, you never do enough.
  • The last person that was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong.
  • When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.
  • Work is accomplished by those employees who are still striving to reach their level of incompetence.

  • If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
  • If you can't get your work done in the first 24 hours, work nights.
  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
  • Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.
  • Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
  • The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
  • Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
  • If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.

  • In the months and years following previous pandemics, the countries most affected saw a rise in social unrest. Based on this historical trend, the COVID-19 pandemic could pose a threat to the social fabric in many countries, but these trends do not pre-determine an outcome.

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    MARK JUDGE:  The Mysticism of the 1980s: Why we’re losing our minds.

    I love his reminiscences of DC in that era, as I too hung out at Kramerbooks and the 9:30 Club. In fact, I saw The Rainmakersdouble-billed with Steve Earle (on his “Guitar Town” tour) for five bucks there in 1986. Unbeknownst to me at the time, Mickey Kaus was there too.

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    The Prime Minister has copped criticism for his trip home all week but it did not stop him from doing the same thing again today.

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    Related: Fauci Lied: Documents Showcase U.S.-Funded Coronavirus Research at Wuhan Lab.

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    • Executive Order on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees: “…The health and safety of the Federal workforce, and the health and safety of members of the public with whom they interact, are foundational to the efficiency of the civil service. I have determined that ensuring the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the efficiency of the civil service requires immediate action to protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal workforce. It is essential that Federal employees take all available steps to protect themselves and avoid spreading COVID-19 to their co-workers and members of the public. The CDC has found that the best way to do so is to be vaccinated….”
    • Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – “…This order promotes economy and efficiency in Federal procurement by ensuring that the parties that contract with the Federal Government provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards to their workers performing on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument as described in section 5(a) of this order. These safeguards will decrease the spread of COVID-19, which will decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of contractors and subcontractors at sites where they are performing work for the Federal Government. Accordingly, ensuring that Federal contractors and subcontractors are adequately protected from COVID-19 will bolster economy and efficiency in Federal procurement…”

    FASTER, PLEASE: Delta is Dying.

    Despite media claims that “We Can’t Turn the Corner on Covid,” the numbers of Covid-19 cases, new hospitalizations, and deaths nationwide peaked and started to declinearound the beginning of September. The combination of this milestone, new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing widespread levels of vaccination and natural immunity, and improved availability of treatments suggests that, outside of isolated pockets, Covid-19 is likely to become a diminishing health risk in the United States.

    Curious then, that the Biden administration decided to deploy “The ol’ divide-and-conquer technique” at precisely this moment.

    Or as America’s Newspaper of Record notes: CDC Says A New COVID Variant May Be Needed To Effectively Bury Afghanistan News.

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    How American Environmentalism Failed The Wire

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