BoJo Mojo Good To Go?

We open this episode with Toby’s work on lockdownskeptics.org and whether or not the faith we’ve placed in our scientific experts is well founded or not. Will BoJo – that’s Boris Johnson to you and me – recover his Mojo and end the lockdown or will he go wobbly? Toby is optimistic, but James isn’t.

Also, James recommends The Hunt and Toby salivates over Too Hot to Handle.

And then at the end of the show James receives some bad – but not unexpected – news.

This week’s opening clip courtesy of ITV News.

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  1. DHMorgan Coolidge
    DHMorgan
    @DHMorgan

    May the Lord grant peace and comfort to the Delingpole family.

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  2. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    DHMorgan (View Comment):

    May the Lord grant peace and comfort to the Delingpole family.

    Indeed. Prayers for your family, James.

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  3. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie Watkins
    @LeslieWatkins

    Toby’s appreciation to the advertisers almost brought a tear to my eye, and then the news from James actually did (sincerest of condolences to you and your wife, James). Way to go, guys, on the shutdown skepticism, Toby especially for the website. … All we needed to do to have a big, if not quite as big, an impact on bending the curve was wear masks, and we were thwarted from doing so by the powers that be from the jump. It’s a real nowhere land we’re in right now. Best wishes to you both.

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  4. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Now that folks have heard the end of the podcast I want all of you to know that we were prepared to re-record the ending but James felt that the show should go out as is.

    ”No,” he wrote me, “please leave it in: it’s interesting, he was a journalist and he would have enjoyed being part of the story and it gave me a chance to briefly pay tribute to him. I think that stuff like this makes podcasts better not worse.”

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  5. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie Watkins
    @LeslieWatkins

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Now that folks have heard the end of the podcast I want all of you to know that we were prepared to re-record the ending but James felt that the show should go out as is.

    ”No,” he wrote me, “please leave it in: it’s interesting, he was a journalist and he would have enjoyed being part of the story and it gave me a chance to briefly pay tribute to him. I think that stuff like this makes podcasts better not worse.”

    Absolutely!

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  6. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Toby’s appreciation to the advertisers almost brought a tear to my eye, and then the news from James actually did (sincerest of condolences to you and your wife, James). Way to go, guys, on the shutdown skepticism, Toby especially for the website. … All we needed to do to have a big, if not quite as big, an impact on bending the curve was wear masks, and we were thwarted from doing so by the powers that be from the jump. It’s a real nowhere land we’re in right now. Best wishes to you both.

    It’s not that the experts didn’t know the truth about wearing face masks.  It’s that they were lying.

    They didn’t want a run on masks, just as they didn’t want a run on hydroxychloroquine, because they wanted to reserve these items for medical professionals.

    Similarly, the experts and media concealed as long as they could the fact that COVID-19 is not much of a danger to young people, to keep them cooperating with the lockdown.

    We can learn from this experience. For example, we need not assert that “consensus” climatologists are wrong about the science.  

    Rather, we have every reason to assume that they are manipulating us, for what they consider the good of society, instead of telling us what they really think.

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  7. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie Watkins
    @LeslieWatkins

    Taras (View Comment):

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Toby’s appreciation to the advertisers almost brought a tear to my eye, and then the news from James actually did (sincerest of condolences to you and your wife, James). Way to go, guys, on the shutdown skepticism, Toby especially for the website. … All we needed to do to have a big, if not quite as big, an impact on bending the curve was wear masks, and we were thwarted from doing so by the powers that be from the jump. It’s a real nowhere land we’re in right now. Best wishes to you both.

    It’s not that the experts didn’t know the truth about wearing face masks. It’s that they were lying.

    They didn’t want a run on masks, just as they didn’t want a run on hydroxychloroquine, because they wanted to reserve these items for medical professionals.

    Similarly, the experts and media concealed as long as they could the fact that COVID-19 is not much of a danger to young people, to keep them cooperating with the lockdown.

    We can learn from this experience. For example, we need not assert that “consensus” climatologists are wrong about the science.

    Rather, we have every reason to assume that they are manipulating us, for what they consider the good of society, instead of telling us what they really think.

    Indeed. Bald-faced lie it was.

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  8. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    P.S.:  I wonder what the enemies of the West — terrorists and governments — will do with the knowledge that we can so easily be provoked into destroying our own economies.  If China had done this on purpose, instead of by accident, we would consider it a biological Pearl Harbor.

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  9. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    Well that was quite an ending. Warm condolences to the Delingpoles.

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  10. Nick Plosser Coolidge
    Nick Plosser
    @NickP

    Sincerest condolences to the Delingpole family. 

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  11. DubyaC Inactive
    DubyaC
    @DubyaC

    And I send my condolences to the Delingpoles as well.

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  12. Connie the Cat Member
    Connie the Cat
    @ConnietheCat

    My condolences to the Delingpole family.

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  13. DJ EJ Member
    DJ EJ
    @DJEJ

    Thank you, Toby for creating a website that speaks directly to me, a lockdown skeptic.

    My belated condolences to the Delingpole family.

    When James talked about this not being the generation of Britons who stood alone against Germany and endured the Blitz, it rang true to the American version that’s been bouncing around my head for weeks – this is not the generation of Americans who settled the West. This is not the pioneer generation, who gathered their belongings into covered wagons and headed into an untamed land full of dangers in search of a better and self-sufficient life. This isn’t even the generation that endured the Spanish Flu. This is the generation of “The Life of Julia”, that Obama administration video about a woman dependent upon the government her entire life. This is the generation of Americans with their heads down and their hands out asking the government to provide a life free of risk, and cowering in their homes until a bureaucrat tells them it’s okay to come outside. I’m angry and ashamed to be a part of it.

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