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Video: Biden Panics, Begs Everyone Around Him for a Mask After He Forgets to Bring His Own

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Now that liberal scolds are back to harping on diligent mask-wearing both indoors and outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, President Joe Biden is in trouble.

Yes, Biden is a mask hawk. The moment wearing a piece of cloth over your mouth became a performative signal that you Follow The Science — even in situations where the risk of virus transmission was negligible — Biden was all about it. Take this tweet from his candidate days, which the tone and verbiage of a World War II propaganda poster:

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That’s not why he’s in trouble, then. Biden is a man who’s made it clear he’ll mask up whenever he remembers to mask up. It’s the memory part that’s the problem.

On Friday, for instance, Biden was at the University of Connecticut for the rededication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights. This speech — the kind that’s normally a harmless slam-dunk for a politician with decades of public appearances under his belt — became a fount of endless viral clips demonstrating a shocking lack of self-awareness on the president’s part.

For instance, Biden was there with former Sen. Chris Dodd, son of the center’s namesake and a man who spent 30 years serving with Biden in the upper chamber of the U.S. Congress.

“We truly are really good, close friends — Sen. Chris Dodd. Chris and I have known each other a long time,” Biden said, explaining why he thought Dodd was exemplary: He isn’t one of those “people who tell me they care about people and then disrespect the waitress or a waiter.”

That testimony to Dodd’s character managed to be callous, clueless and cringeworthy all at once. Back in 1990, in the days before a #MeToo allegation of sexual impropriety could wreck a politician’s career, a GQ piece alleged Dodd and then-Sen. Ted Kennedy (now deceased) had sexually assaulted a wait staff member at a Washington, D.C., restaurant in 1985 by forcing her into what would later become colloquially referred to as a “waitress sandwich.”

What I wouldn’t have given to have seen 2021 Joe Biden eulogize the late Teddy: “He was the kind of guy who, if a girl needed a ride back to her place late at night, Ted Kennedy would drop everything and make sure she got back. No joke, he literally would have.”

Anyhow, that was the kind of day Joe Biden was having. And we were so busy analyzing what he was saying at the microphone we didn’t notice what happened when he mingled in the crowd:



In the clip, posted by the GOP on YouTube, it takes Biden a few seconds to realize he’s not wearing a mask. His distress is evident, and it’s humiliating — for him and the country he’s supposed to lead.

Even worse, it’s pretty clear that he asks those around him to get him a facial covering, and wipes his mouth while he’s at it. Then he proceeds to shake hands.

Apparently, someone wasn’t being a patriot or protecting his fellow citizens — and this wasn’t the first time it had happened, either.

For instance, hours after he signed an executive order mandating masks on federal property on Inauguration Day, Biden was seen on what was very identifiably federal property in a very maskless state.

When asked about the incident, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said “he was celebrating an evening — uh — a historic day in our country,” she responded. “And certainly he signed the mask mandate because it’s a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of, uh, wearing masks.”

It turned out it wasn’t just historic days, however.

This was Biden on March 24 after an Equal Pay Day event at the White House. That’s not quite Inauguration Day territory.

Nor is signing his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package:



Nor is a February media briefing about vaccines:

All of these events have two things in common.

First, they lend more credence to my theory Republicans can potentially run out the clock on the Biden presidency if they just tell Joe they won’t filibuster immigration reform provided he stands in the corner of the Oval Office for 10 minutes. (Look, it’s worth a shot.)

Second, it’s proof that so much of the president’s messaging on facial coverings is little more than mask theater — and the artifice becomes glaring when Biden starts tripping over the stage wires.

It’s not just that Joe Biden forgets his mask a lot. In none of these situations was the president or anyone around him in any real danger of catching or transmitting SARS-CoV-2 — or any other virus.

Have Democrats turned masks into stage props?

In some cases, all he was doing was walking to a door. He was vaccinated early — and most of these clips were in the pre-delta days, when a vaccine was a near-lock as a viral prophylactic.

In Connecticut, he was in an outdoor setting with people mulling about. He still felt comfortable enough to start glad-handing the crowd — as well he should, because the science is clear on how safe this is, and how unlikely outdoor COVID-19 transmission is.

But not before he asked for a mask.

The left demands he mask up, after all, and Joe Biden complies. The clucking of the mask Karens, apparently, invokes just as much fear in the heart of our president as yet another “let’s go, Brandon” chant.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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State Trooper Came Mere Inches from Losing His Life, Dashcam Caught the Whole Thing

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Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine.

For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman.

Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them.

According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire.

The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire.

What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release.

“One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said.

But that was not all.

“Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.”

The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.”

The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital.

The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes.

“Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary to keep people safe on the road and to help those stranded, but we need motorists’ help so we can all go home at night,” Idaho State Police Sgt. Brandalyn Crapo said.

“Slowing down and moving over for emergency vehicles and workers isn’t just a courtesy, it’s the law. Drivers need to be alert to emergency lights and vehicles and always alert to what’s happening around them. That keeps all of us safe.”

Idaho law requires drivers to slow down, change lanes or both when passing police and other emergency vehicles that are stopped on the roadway.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine. For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman. Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them. Idaho State Trooper injured while helping man on the freeway. Notice how quickly the trooper jumped in front of the man. pic.twitter.com/2TuCTIYGdE — Yoshi The Patriot (@rinohuntah) December 3, 2021 According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire. The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire. What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release. “One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said. But that was not all. “Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.” The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.” The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital. The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes. “Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary…

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Store Apologizes After Employee Sign with Instructions on How to Deal with Africans Goes Public

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An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store.

An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au.

In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor.

“Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read.

The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense.

“We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.”

The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store.

“It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said.

A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation.

“Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any main point been reported, this is unfair, unfair news,” he tweeted.

ABC reported that a spokesperson for wholesaler Metcash, which operates the IGAs, said the company had the offending sign removed.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any IGA store across the country,” a spokesman said.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local communities across Australia, we will ensure ALL IGA employees continue to create a shopping environment where all are welcome and equal,” the spokesman said.

The store now has a new note.

“We would like to apologies [sic] to anyone that got offended by the note we had … it was not our intention to offend,” the note says.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store. An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au. In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor. “Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read. ‘Completely unacceptable’: IGA supermarket under fire for sign racially profiling African customers https://t.co/83nMJg7SgU — Natalie Spencer (@natscloset) December 2, 2021 The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense. “We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.” The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store. “It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said. A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation. “Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any…

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