Wednesday, October 14, 2020

CDC buries data on masks

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to believe anything that comes from our health experts these days. The CDC released a study on September 11 that sought to discourage people from dining out. However, when you actually dig into the numbers of the study you find that fewer than half of the infected group they studied had actually done so. The control group, a similarly sized group who had visited a healthcare facility but who did not test positive for COVID, had a little less interaction with a restaurant. Therefore the study concluded that restaurants posed a higher risk. That may actually be true. It’s difficult to determine from one study.

The glaring omission from the study had to do with face masks. The vast majority of both groups (85 percent of the infected group and 89 percent of the control group) wore masks either often or always. Only about 3 percent from each group never wore a mask. Yet in one

group you had infections and in the other you had none. That tells me much more about masks than it does about restaurants. The common denominator in both groups was a mask, which appeared to make absolutely no difference. About the same percentage of people in each group wore masks. One group had zero infections, the other had 100 percent infections.

It took a month for someone to actually notice this data inside the study. Who really reads the full study anyway? We rely on our news media to sift through these studies and tell us what’s in them. They failed us for a full month. Thank God some conservatives actually bothered to read the study or we might never have known.

People ask me why I’m so against masks. I’m not. I’m against bovine scatology. When there’s good science to back something up I’m all in. I wear my seatbelt religiously because the stats show that I’m safer wearing one than not. We have no such stats for masks. And it’s not because the coronavirus is so new. There have been mask studies for years, and they all show pretty much the same. Face masks are virtually ineffective in stopping any kind of virus. Even the CDC and our so-called health experts like Drs. Fauci and Birx were telling us early on not to wear face masks, to save them for the health professionals. They told us then that masks were ineffective in stopping the spread of COVID, which led me to wonder why we were saving them for the health professionals.

Then they did a 180, and suddenly the mask Nazis who were screaming at you at the grocery store for wearing a mask and putting healthcare workers at risk were screaming at you for not wearing a mask.

One of my sons asked me why it was conservatives were less likely to wear a mask. There are a couple of reasons. Conservatives tend to not like being told what to do. The other reason is conservatives tend to be independent thinkers. If you’re going to require them to do something you damn well better have a good reason. There just isn’t any scientific evidence to suggest wearing a mask stops the spread of COVID. In fact, there are dozens of graphs out there showing the COVID curve in various cities and countries. No matter at what stage the mask mandate came in, the curve spiked then ramped down the other side. There’s not an instance I’ve seen where masks made any difference.

I’m more than willing to follow the science. There just isn’t any on masks.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Trump ain't the problem

I got a call from a distressed listener. His concern was quite similar to the concerns of many others from whom I’ve heard over the last couple of years. The country is more divided than he’s ever seen it, he said. The insinuation was this was Trump’s fault. Although it coincides with Donald Trump’s election to the presidency it is not Trump’s fault.

As I explained to this distressed listener, what we’re seeing across the country by way of riots is a manifestation of an utter panic that has set in on the far left. For decades they had Republicans who would go along to get along. Illegal immigration was only a matter of how much of it we tolerated, not a

complete war on it. Illegal immigration is one of the means by which the left plans to totally transform (ie: destroy) the United States. Donald Trump vowed to stop it. Even though his plan has endured many roadblocks, we are now steadily building a wall across the porous sections of our Southern border, and stiffer enforcement of existing laws is discouraging the waves of illegals that we saw under Obama.

One of the overlooked aspects of Trump’s presidency is his handling of China. I don’t mean that it’s totally overlooked by the media. It’s being overlooked as a great source of disdain and consternation by the socialist/Marxist left in this country. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Marxists have looked to China as one of the world’s last remaining utopias. These people truly want to turn the United States into China. Those groups would include Black Lives Matter, which is headed up by avowed communists who brag they are “trained Marxists,” and Antifa, which sells itself as an anti-fascist group, when in fact they are Marxists. Make no mistake that Marxism would be just as disastrous for this country as fascism. 

The only problem with Antifa is they can’t really find any Nazis to fight. Sure, there are small groups of neo-Nazis scattered here and there, but they don’t even remotely pose a threat to our liberty and safety. Antifa does. They are the ones relentlessly burning cities that don’t have the backbone to confront them.

But who is really dividing the country? It’s liberals. They constantly pit rich against poor, gay against straight, white against black. It’s been their tactic for decades. Divide and conquer. They are masters at creating imaginary bogeymen. The mean old conservatives are going to take away your health care. The mean old conservatives are going to take away your abortion. The men old conservatives are going to take away (fill in the blank). It’s the Democrats and the liberals who are divisive. They attack Trump at every turn. His only sin (if you can even call it that) is returning fire ten-fold. The lesson is if you don’t want to be obliterated by Trump, don’t attack him first.

I understand people who are concerned about the turmoil in the country, but understand where this comes from. The left is in an all-out meltdown because Trump is actually taking action against them where other Republican presidents were afraid to. China is a classic example. What Trump has done with China needed to happen at least 20 years ago. No president—Republican or Democrat—was willing to take them on. As I’ve written before here in this space, I think Trump’s longterm goal is to bring the CCP to its knees as Reagan did with the Soviets.

Don’t misinterpret unrest for injustice. This was a long time coming.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Media ignore the true Russia collusion story

The left-wing media are frantically trying to paw dirt on top the story that Hillary Clinton was the one who orchestrated the Trump-Russia collusion hoax to deflect attention from her illegal e-mail server. John Ratcliffe, the Director of National Intelligence, declassified information regarding the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation at the request of Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The newly declassified information points to a briefing by CIA Director Brennan for President Obama on information they had unearthed that Hillary was the source of the rumor that Trump was colluding with the Russians.

The left-wing media—those that bothered to report the story—tried to discredit it by saying that both Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee had found no evidence that the story was true. They found no evidence to support it because they

apparently didn’t look. Let’s review what we do know.

Hillary Clinton paid for the now-debunked Steele dossier through her law firm, Perkins, Coie. Ironically, this was the same law firm for the Democrat Party. She labeled the payment to Perkins Coie as “legal services.” Sounds like money laundering to me. That alone should be worth an investigation, but for some reason too many politicians in Washington are afraid to investigate the Clintons. I wonder why.

Here’s what we definitively know. We know that the whole Trump-Russian collusion story was a hoax. There’s not one bit of evidence that it was true. So, if we know it wasn’t true then someone must’ve started the rumor. If we were to put together a list of suspects, who would be at the top of the list? That’s right, Hillary Clinton. She had the motive. She had the means. And we already know she paid for a bogus dossier that said what? That Trump colluded with the Russians. Hello! So, if you’re the intelligence community and you come across some information that tells you Hillary might have been behind the scheme, don’t you think you should investigate? 

Someone in the intelligence community did. According to the declassified info from the DNI, someone in the intelligence community sent the info to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok. Apparently they ignored it. No, they did more than ignore it. They went after Trump instead.

There was never any serious evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. That’s obvious because there couldn’t be any serious evidence for something that simply wasn’t true. Yet Comey and Strzok continued to go after Trump. These were either two of the most inept cops to ever work for the FBI or two of the most corrupt. I’ll let you be the judge.

The question now is will anything come of the declassified information? Not likely. Comey was either unwilling or too scared to charge Hillary with obviously breaking the law in the e-mail server scandal. We know Peter Strzok’s problem. He had a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The scariest part is the incurious media. You know what I always say. Media bias isn’t necessarily what they tell you, it’s what they don’t. Not telling you that Hillary was Suspect #1 the entire time in this whole charade is frightening. I’ve come to not believe anything I hear from the left-wing media unless I can independently confirm it. That’s probably a healthy way to operate. Unfortunately most people don’t have the time or inclination to confirm everything they read, hear, or see. And the mainstream media are counting on your ignorance. Please don’t give them the satisfaction.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Ever-changing Democrat Message

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Democrats keep changing their message. Joe Biden’s primary campaign theme was COVID. He was trying to portray the president as inept and uncaring. Two things happened to that message. First, the virus is largely in our rearview mirror. Yes, there are certain cities that continue to want to politicize it, but the people are finally starting the realize the truth. It’s best summarized in a Swiss analysis of the virus. They found that if you’re of school age or working age you have a better chance of dying on the way to work or school than you do from coronavirus.

That’s not to say that COVID isn’t deadly. It most certainly is. However it’s deadly if you’re in the high-risk groups. That would be the elderly and those with serious underlying health issues.

The other thing that happened to Biden’s COVID message was the Republican convention. For weeks the left-wing media had been telling their audiences the riots across America were actually peaceful. The media had to cover the RNC, and the speakers at the podium let the American public in on the truth. There were, in fact, riots all over America, and the rioters were people who wanted Joe Biden to be president.

The Friday after the convention, Biden switched messages. Yes, there were riots all across America, but they were Trump’s fault. This was Trump’s America. By then only the most braindead Biden supporter was buying that line. Everyone else knew the riots were, and are, aimed at police. What everyone doesn’t yet know is those behind the riots—Antifa and Black Lives Matters—are Marxist organizations that want to tear down America and rebuild it in the image of the Soviet Union.

When the “Trump’s America” message failed the Democrats pivoted to their latest lame claim. The wildfires in the West are caused by global warming and Trump, in Biden’s words, is a “climate arsonist,” whatever that’s supposed to mean. What it unwittingly does is open the door to the truth. The wildfires in the West have nothing whatsoever to do with global warming or climate change. One of the fires that burned over 10,000 acres was set accidentally by fireworks at one of those ridiculous gender reveal parties. The others have been deliberately set by arsonists.

The left-wing media and some law enforcement agencies have tried to shoot down the theory that the arsonists are Antifa. The evidence is still coming in on that. What we do know is that some of those arrested have been seen at anti-police rallies. Logically one could conclude that they could very likely be Antifa. Time will tell. What we know definitively is the fires are not caused by global warming. Governor Gavin Newsom points to record heat in California, yet the all-time heat records for most every city in California remain intact. Plus, how does a hot day cause a fire? Does he believe the forests just spontaneously combust? No, the wildfires are from decades of forest mismanagement coupled with arson and stupidity. It’s a deadly combination.

The problem with the Democrats’ messages is they play catchup. The real danger is their own supporters. Do you really believe the guy who tried to assassinate the two deputies in Compton was a Trump supporter? And where was the condemnation from BLM? Where was the outrage from Antifa? There was neither condemnation nor outrage because they support it. They cheer it on.

The Democrats try to imagine all sorts of problems in America, but the problem is them. 

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Invisible Exploited Children

What’s up with all the missing children lately? We saw the report of the U.S. Marshals’s Operation Not Forgotten which rescued 26 children and safely located another 13. They also arrested 26 adults. More recently Operation Homecoming found 8 more children in Indiana. Over the last few weeks, U.S. Marshals have found 72 missing children. That, however, is just a fraction of the children who go missing each year.

The FBI’s National Crime Information Center says there were 421,394 missing children last year. Many are caught up in custody disputes

when one parent essentially kidnaps his or her own kids and goes on the run with them. Many of those children are never located. Too many children are kidnapped for the underground sex trade in this country. It’s unbelievable but true. Accurate numbers are hard to come by, but the State Department estimates between 15,000 and 50,000 women and girls are trafficked each year just in the United States.

When the story on Operation Not Forgotten broke and then was quickly pushed aside by political and COVID news, one of my sons asked me why this wasn’t the biggest story in the country. It’s hard to say why. I think part of the reason is it’s such an ugly story people tend to look away. We don’t want to think that child sex slaves are being traded right here in our country, but they are, and we need to start paying attention.

It’s not like the story is new. The U.S. Marshals have aided in the recovery of over 1,800 children since they first teamed up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2005. There are some QAnon posts that attempt to make this look like something new and tie it to some Democrat-run sex ring, but there’s no evidence of that whatsoever. What there is evidence of is an ongoing problem of exploited children and a near blackout of the story by the media.

The problem lies in separating the parental disputes from the child sex trade. I, by no means, make excuses for parents who flee the state with their children, but at least we can get our minds around that. What is unfathomable is anyone who would sexually exploit a child. What’s even more despicable is it’s sometimes the parents themselves. U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott told WOIO-TV, “We’ve had some cases where the mother or father, or both, may have been prostituting their own child.” Can you imagine? Most of us can’t.

So, what do we do about it? Unfortunately, there’s not much we as citizens can do about it. Law enforcement is tracking down as many of these animals who exploit children as they have leads. What we can do is pay more attention to the problem. What we can do is support news outlets that shine a light on the problem. What we can do is insist our local officials make our own communities as inhospitable for child trafficking as they possibly can. What we can do is care.

The fact that Operation Not Forgotten got so little press is an indication of our indifference. So many people like my own sons are much more outraged because they’re barely adults themselves. It’s easy for them to think, “that could’ve been me.” For the rest of us, we need to be thinking, “that could’ve been ours.” It’s only after we personalize this issue that it will ever go away.

We think of child sex trafficking as just a third world problem. It’s not. It’s our problem too. 

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse: Hero or Villain?

You would think the left-wing media would’ve learned a lesson or two from slandering Nick Sandmann, the MAGA hat-wearing teen who was confronted by a Trump-deranged Indian guy banging a drum and the media made it look like the snotty white kid was blocking the poor man’s way. Sandmann has already bagged multi-million-dollar settlements from the WashPo and CNN, and his lawyer ain’t quite done yet.

Then along comes Kyle Rittenhouse. He’s the young man charged with double homicide in Kenosha, WI. The left-wing media are already portraying him as a white supremacist, yet I was not able to find anything that would remotely link him to that movement. You can argue he shouldn’t have been walking around

Joseph Rosenbaum

Kenosha with a rifle. Then his lawyer claims he was not carrying illegally. Of course, no one on the left has a negative thing to say about the guy Rittenhouse shot who was pointing a pistol at him. No admonition for him saying he shouldn’t be packing.

I withheld judgement on the Rittenhouse shooting for a couple of days and gave myself time to explore all of the available videos and eyewitness testimony. Joseph Rosenbaum, the first man to be shot by Rittenhouse, was a convicted child molester. Not that being a child molester makes you an automatic target, but it gives you a little insight into who we’re dealing with. He was an unhinged, violent criminal who earlier in the day was seen screaming over and over again, “Shoot me, nigga!” Apparently he got his wish.

Video shows Rosenbaum running after Rittenhouse who apparently had just put out a dumpster fire. This is not some analogy for Joe Biden’s campaign. He had literally, according to reports, just put out a fire in a dumpster that Antifa members had set. It was reportedly close to the car dealership Rittenhouse was guarding. Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse until he cornered him up next to a car. Rosenbaum then grabbed for Rittenhouse’s rifle at which time Rittenhouse discharged his weapon and Rosenbaum lay mortally wounded.

Rittenhouse then dialed someone up on the phone. It’s presumed it was 911, but we can’t be sure at this point. He told the person on the other end he had just shot someone. Suddenly several Antifa members began pursuing him. He was either pushed or he tripped and fell to the ground. Several Antifa thugs jumped on him. One, Anthony Huber, attacked him with a skateboard. I listened aghast as one news report, on Fox News of all places, said no one attacked Rittenhouse on the ground. Beating people senseless with a skateboard is standard operating procedure with these Antifa thugs. Rittenhouse shot Huber who staggered away then collapsed to the ground dead.

The third unfortunate man to encounter Rittenhouse was Gauge Grosskreutz. He was carrying a pistol even though he was forbidden to carry because of another conviction and violating probation. Before he could shoot Rittenhouse he was shot in the arm. Anthony Huber, who died of his wounds, was convicted of domestic violence.

But it’s Kyle Rittenhouse who’s being vilified by the mainstream media. They’ve called him a white nationalist, a white supremacist, and worse, all the while ignoring the horrific records of the thugs he shot.

Look, Kyle Rittenhouse isn’t necessarily a hero like some on the right want to portray him, but he was clearly acting in self defense. I think prosecutors charged him because they were afraid not to, but imagine what’s going to happen when they have to drop the charges.

You think you’ve seen unrest? Buckle up.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

It's time for a new COVID approach

I had another son come down with coronavirus. That makes two out of three. The first was back in March. He’s made a full recovery except for his sense of smell. It’s not completely back, but it’s getting there. The second son is almost over it and close to the end of his quarantine period.

I was thinking about the grandmothers on both sides of our family. These two boys of mine are the only ones actually safe enough to visit them. Then I started thinking what a great place to be that is. Can you imagine no longer being afraid of this virus? Can you imagine no longer needing to wear a mask?

Don’t get the wrong idea. I’m not suggesting everybody get this thing. It can be lethal for some people, but we pretty much know who. You
have an elevated risk of death if you have underlying health issues, if you’re elderly, or if you’re obese. What a fortunate thing to know. We’re not that lucky with most viruses. The Spanish Flu killed indiscriminately. The average age of death was 27. Even so they didn’t shut down the entire economy. Large gatherings were canceled, but they never shut down restaurants or retail stores. Historians point to three waves of the Spanish Flu, but it was primarily the so-called second wave that made it so deadly. World War I ended and troops carrying the virus returned to their homelands. American soldiers quickly spread the virus across our country and an estimate 675,000 people died. Most of that was over a three month period in the last quarter of 1918.

By the summer of 1919 the disease was pretty much gone. Despite everything we’ve tried to do we’re seeing the same trajectory for COVID. Only this time we’re prolonging the misery. This is the first time in history that we’ve quarantined healthy people. What is generally a three month ordeal has turned into six with no end in sight because we’ve put the virus into slow motion.
These viruses seem to have minds of their own. They reach a certain infection level and then they’re done. Herd immunity. With Spanish flu it was about a third of the world’s population. If COVID is similar then we have a ways to go. I don’t want to get coronavirus, and I’m not encouraging you to purposely get it either, but it appears the virus is going to infect a certain percentage of the population before it’s gone. By hiding otherwise healthy people from it we’re merely delaying the inevitable.

I know you’re hoping we get a vaccine before a third of the population is infected, but how is the vaccine any different from herd immunity? In other words, if the healthy among us already had it then a vaccine wouldn’t be necessary. And there could be negative health effects from a vaccine.

I’ve written here about all the studies that show Vitamin D deficiency being linked to bad cases of COVID. It’s almost criminal that our so-called health experts haven’t been telling everybody to get their Vitamin D levels checked. Low Vitamin D is the source of so many other illnesses it would not be bad advice even if we weren’t fighting COVID. Why they’re not mentioning it is beyond me. But we never stop hearing about the masks. It’s almost as if they’re wanting to see how pliable we are.

We want to survive it if we get it, but we can’t continue to run and hide. We have to stop allowing this virus to control our lives.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.