If you want a good rundown on the Fauci problem, try this . . .

From the super-reliable Glenn (Instapundit) Reynolds:

IF YOU WANTED TO MAKE THE CASE THAT FAUCI IS A PARTISAN HACK, THIS WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE TO START: Fauci holds up New York as model for fighting coronavirus — ‘They did it correctly’.

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36-year veteran of gummint service. Swampland no problem for him . . .

Axios Allows Its Reporters to Join Protests – The New York Times

Something strange has this way come:

In an unusual move at a news media organization, the head of Axios, a site popular with Beltway insiders, said in a memo that the company would support staff members who take part in public protests, a shift from the stance journalists normally adopt to avoid the appearance of partisanship.

In a companywide email on Monday that was reviewed by The New York Times, Jim VandeHei, the co-founder and chief executive of Axios, said, ???First, let me say we proudly support and encourage you to exercise your rights to free speech, press, and protest. If you???re arrested or meet harm while exercising these rights, Axios will stand behind you and use the Family Fund to cover your bail or assist with medical bills.???

Well. A few times as a reporter, I was commended for not tipping my hand. My proudest moments.

Regulations abound these days, busybodies get busy. . .

Sunday sermons, weekday observations

An English priest was caught violating one reg for the sake of another, and someone ratted on him in The Tablet, a liberal Catholic magazine  . . .

One of the concerns of [secular] Governments and [church] Hierarchies making regulations about public worship during this pandemic is, absolutely rightly, to discourage people from projecting potentially infected particles from their mouths in the direction of congregations. Medical opinion still seems uneasily uncertain about how far such projection might reach and how effective masks really are.

Behold a possible dilemma, projecting in worshipers’ direction by saying mass facing them, for which he apparently did not have permission.

Father has been very careful about this. [So he took] the immensely sensible form of celebrating ad Orientem [facing in the same direction as they, apparently without special church permission].

At a time when, unhappily, there are still some priests who, despite…

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Good Morning, Oak Park AND River Forest, from the OP & RF diaspora

Sleep well? Even with the Socialist takeover looming, spearheaded by the Black Lives Definitely Matter movement? Speaking of which, condolences on your loss — the desecration of The Shrine On Scoville, where “black” was changed to “all.” . . .

Read the rest here.