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Florida's New Surgeon General Comes Out Swinging Against COVID Mania: 'We're Done with Fear'

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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has hired a new surgeon general who will allow science, measured thinking and reason to dictate how health authorities approach the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and other matters of public health.

Dr. Joseph Ladapo was introduced by DeSantis at a news briefing shortly after the doctor was also announced to be joining the faculty at the University of Florida. The governor shared some information about the doctor’s background.

“Dr. Ladapo comes with us by way of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is married; he has three children,” DeSantis said. “He was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was five. His father is a microbiologist and brought his family to the United States to continue his own studies and the apple doesn’t far fall from the tree.”

DeSantis remarked his new hire is a former Wake Forrest University decathlete who obtained his degree in medicine from Harvard Medical School, and later his doctorate in health policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. DeSantis was so proud of his state’s new surgeon general he bragged about him online:

Those who might not have been impressed by his resume are sure to be stunned by how intact his mind and heart are.

Ladapo, a UCLA medical professor who opposes forcing people to wear masks and take COVID vaccines, had a clear message for all who were listening. In accepting his new position, he shared a message that surely tested the limits Democratic Party and establishment media’s terror machine: Fear will not be taken into account as long as he’s making the decisions.



“Florida will completely reject fear as a way of making policies,” Ladapo told reporters in Tallahassee.

He added bluntly: “So, we’re done with fear.”

Ladapo continued saying that fear has been a “centerpiece of health policy in the United States, ever since the beginning of the pandemic.”

“It’s over here,” he said. “Expiration date: It’s done.”

“We’re compassionate, we get it, you know, there are scary things — we’ve seen a lot of fear from COVID over the past almost past year and a half, and it’s very understandable. But the way to approach that is not from a place of fear, because it doesn’t lead to good decisions,” he said.

“We’ve seen a lot of that, where the risks and benefits of decisions haven’t been considered, wholly or thoughtfully, so that’s over here,” he added. “In terms of our approach, you know, we are going to have a positive approach. We’re going to acknowledge the fact that there are some things that are scary, but that’s not the only thing.”

DeSantis, a model governor in an age of big government insanity, has hit another home run. Ladapo is not a man of fear. He’s a man of reason, and he will react to evolving situations based on logic and not impulse.

Of course, the establishment media is already smearing Ladapo with predictable headlines. Newsweek, for example, shared news of the doctor’s hiring by connecting him to African Dr. Stella Immanuel, who last year was excoriated by the cynical corporate media for things she’d said in her ministry in Texas.

“Ron DeSantis’ New Surgeon General Appeared in ‘Demon Sperm’ Doctor’s COVID Conspiracy Video,” the outlet claimed through a misleading headline. How is Ladapo connected to Immanuel? Both last year appeared in a video — along with a lot of other doctors — which championed personal choice and challenged mask mandates over efficacy concerns.

The doctors also touted some common medicines as a potential way to treat cases of the coronavirus. Of course, anyone who goes against the grain in the era of COVID, cancel culture and intrusive mandates will be slung with mud. The fact that the establishment media can’t stand Ladapo is a pretty important data point. It means he’s probably the right man for the job.

We know he’s already challenged the notion that fear should drive policy. In an era where pandemonium brought on by words from people such as Dr. Anthony Fauci too often prevails, that’s refreshing. Florida is ushering in a new day with regard to public health.

The state is bolstering an already rock-star-leadership cast with a man who is supremely qualified to be the state’s top doctor.

Perhaps other states will follow. It would be nice to see public policy derive from something other than capitulation to anxiety.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Vicious Tweet By Alec Mocking Cop for ‘Wrongful’ Shooting Resurfaces After Baldwin Kills Woman on Set

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Those who live by the sword die by the sword.

Alec Baldwin certainly lived out this biblical proverb on Thursday.

The Hollywood veteran accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer while filming a movie in Sante Fe, New Mexico. During filming, Baldwin was required to fire a gun loaded with blanks. As it turns out, the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza.

So where does the Christian proverb come into play?

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Back in 2017, Baldwin excoriated a police officer for shooting a violent suspect.

“I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone,” Baldwin tweeted along with the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the shooting.

However, the officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing.

According to the Times, a Huntington Beach police officer was seen struggling with a man outside a convenience store.

Amid the struggle, the man pulled an object from the officer’s utility belt, which prompted the officer to step back and begin firing.

A bystander who captured the incident on video confirmed to the Times that the suspect started the fight after the officer approached his vehicle.

The officer was identified as Eric Esparza by The Orange County Register. Both the city of Huntington Beach and a federal judge determined the shooting was justified.

The suspect, 27-year-old Dillan Tabares, was believed to have beaten an 80-year-old man to death only three days prior.

Nevertheless, at a time when Esparza was likely at his lowest, having just been forced to kill a man, Baldwin tweeted his condemnation.

WARNING: The following contains graphic language that some readers will find offensive.

“Defend himself? By shooting the guy? What kind of a f**king idiot are you?” Baldwin wrote in a subsequent tweet.

Now, Baldwin is in nearly the same position Esparza was in four years ago. He is likely devastated at having been involved in such a tragic accident.

Hopefully, in the future, Baldwin won’t assume that every police officer involved in a shooting is either bloodthirsty or incompetent.

He now understands the pain many officers carry with them every single day.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. Alec Baldwin certainly lived out this biblical proverb on Thursday. The Hollywood veteran accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer while filming a movie in Sante Fe, New Mexico. During filming, Baldwin was required to fire a gun loaded with blanks. As it turns out, the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza. So where does the Christian proverb come into play? Back in 2017, Baldwin excoriated a police officer for shooting a violent suspect. I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone…https://t.co/WE6QsAAXGI — AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwln____) September 23, 2017 “I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone,” Baldwin tweeted along with the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the shooting. However, the officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing. According to the Times, a Huntington Beach police officer was seen struggling with a man outside a convenience store. Amid the struggle, the man pulled an object from the officer’s utility belt, which prompted the officer to step back and begin firing. A bystander who captured the incident on video confirmed to the Times that the suspect started the fight after the officer approached his vehicle. The officer was identified as Eric Esparza by The Orange County Register. Both the city of Huntington Beach and a federal judge determined the shooting was justified. The suspect, 27-year-old Dillan Tabares, was believed to have beaten an 80-year-old man to death only three days prior. Nevertheless, at a time when Esparza was likely at his lowest, having just been forced to kill a man, Baldwin tweeted his condemnation. WARNING: The following contains graphic language that some readers will find offensive. Defend himself? By shooting the guy? What kind of a fucking idiot…

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Buttigieg Tells Americans to Get Used to ‘Disruptions,’ ‘Shocks to the System’

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Having less is just the way life goes in President Joe Biden’s America, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg, who was on paternity leave for months as the supply chain crisis intensified, made the interview rounds this week and put a happy face on the crisis.

In comments Wednesday, he indicated Americans will need to get used to delays and potentially seeing empty shelves for the foreseeable future.

“There are going to be disruptions and shocks to the system as long as the pandemic continues,” he said, according to Reuters.

Rating firm Moody’s said Wednesday that the supply chain issues plaguing America will likely not subside any time soon, and shortages, higher transportation costs and higher prices will ripple through the economy.

But Buttigieg found a sunny side in all that when he popped in for a chat on “The View.”

Is the Biden administration totally incompetent?

“Americans have more money in their pockets compared to a year ago,” Buttigieg said, according to ABC News.

“Where they used to maybe spend it on going to shows or travel, they’ve been more likely to spend it on things, which is why actually we have a record number of goods coming through our ports.”

“Retail sales are through the roof, that’s part of why we have this challenge.”

Buttigieg also put in a brief plug for the infrastructure bill House Democrats have been holding hostage for weeks.

“There’s no easy fix. There’s no magic wand, but there are a lot of things we can do,” Buttigieg said. “We’re relying on infrastructure that was built decades ago, sometimes a century ago.”

His comments on “The View” echoed those made during his Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Certainly a lot of the challenges that we’ve been experiencing this year will continue into next year. But there are both short-term and long-term steps that we can take to do something about it,” Buttigieg told host Jake Tapper.

“Look, part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side, it’s the demand side. Demand is off the charts. This is one more example of why we need to pass the infrastructure bill,” he continued.

“There are $17 billion in the President’s infrastructure plan for ports alone and we need to deal with these long-term issues that have made us vulnerable to these kinds of bottlenecks when there are demand fluctuations, shocks and disruptions like the ones that have been caused by the pandemic.”

Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday that instead of leaders telling Americans they can fix the problems of the nation, the Biden administration is telling Americans to live with them.

Here’s how Carlson summed up the trend: “As your quality of life declines, you are instructed not to notice.”

Slamming an Op-Ed published by The Washington Post that scolded Americans for “[ranting] about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes,” Carlson made that into a symbol of what’s wrong with the nation.

“So if you don’t like the fact the shelves are bare in your local store, don’t throw a fit. Don’t be an entitled little tool. Lower your expectations. What did you expect in America? Come on. Bread lines, we’ve always had bread lines. It’s sort of charmingly retro, these bread lines. Don’t complain as your life becomes worse and as your country degrades,” he said.

“That’s the message, and not surprisingly, that message is coming directly from the people who are making your life worse and destroying the country. That would, of course, would be the White House.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Having less is just the way life goes in President Joe Biden’s America, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, who was on paternity leave for months as the supply chain crisis intensified, made the interview rounds this week and put a happy face on the crisis. In comments Wednesday, he indicated Americans will need to get used to delays and potentially seeing empty shelves for the foreseeable future. “There are going to be disruptions and shocks to the system as long as the pandemic continues,” he said, according to Reuters. Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one car funeral—he’s not going to organize our ports, railroads, highways, and airports. pic.twitter.com/Fh0NjbgGFx — Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) October 14, 2021 Rating firm Moody’s said Wednesday that the supply chain issues plaguing America will likely not subside any time soon, and shortages, higher transportation costs and higher prices will ripple through the economy. But Buttigieg found a sunny side in all that when he popped in for a chat on “The View.”

Is the Biden administration totally incompetent?
“Americans have more money in their pockets compared to a year ago,” Buttigieg said, according to ABC News. “Where they used to maybe spend it on going to shows or travel, they’ve been more likely to spend it on things, which is why actually we have a record number of goods coming through our ports.” “Retail sales are through the roof, that’s part of why we have this challenge.” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says supply chain disruptions will “continue into next year.” “… demand is up, because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.” pic.twitter.com/uuFPhZoG8z — The Recount (@therecount) October 17, 2021 Buttigieg also put in a brief plug for the infrastructure bill House Democrats have been holding hostage…

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