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LOS ANGELES — Police in large cities nationwide are resisting vaccine mandates imposed on public employees, NPR reports .
Among the defiant is the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, a Democrat, stated earlier this month that he would not be enforcing the vaccine mandate against his employees out of concern that 5 to 10 percent of his officers would be laid off — a number Villanueva rightly insinuates to be unsustainable in the face of the numerous crises plaguing L.A. County.
This was echoed by State Police Association of Massachusetts president Michael Cherven, who stated in response to Gov. Charlie Baker’s vaccine mandate that “Critically low staffing is the single largest threat to public safety today … we are in dire need of courageous leadership that places public safety above politics.”
Of course, Cherven and Villanueva are right about all of this. Vaccine mandates are a means of political ego-stroking by nature, and their enforcement in both the public and private sectors is only bound to exacerbate preexisting labor shortages.
That’s not how leftist intelligentsia sees this. Instead, they view themselves as our sole arbiters of security and goodwill, and police departments resisting the mandates as benign […]
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
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