CDC now stands for Corrupt Democrat Cesspool

Since its founding the Centers for Disease Control was something extremely rare.  It was a government agency that actually functioned reasonably well.  Sadly that is no longer the case.  It is now a corrupt agency that cares more for being politically correct and spouting progressive ideology than science and medicine.  I am not exactly sure when the CDC began its decent but it most likely took place during the Obama Administration.  During that dark period the CIA, FBI, and NASA all became mobs of liberal political hacks.

It quickly became evident as the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded just how little the CDC now cares about medicine and science. The CDC has gone out of its way to embarrass itself with statements that contradict basic tenants of science and medicine.  I know I’m not the only one who noticed.  Check out this statement by Senator Tom Cotton:

The CDC is a thoroughly politicized agency. Most Americans disregard their advice on things like steaks and hamburgers and beers. Increasingly, they should disregard their advice when it comes to school reopenings. Schools need to be open. Schools have been open in Arkansas five days a week, in-person since last August, and it’s been largely fine. That’s been the case all across the country as well. We shouldn’t have a politicized public health bureaucracy like the CDC answering at the beck and call of the teachers’ unions. We need kids back in school, and back in real school, not sitting in a classroom doing a Zoom session with teachers who are not in the classroom. We need kids in schools with their teachers now

This New York Post article highlights one specific issue where the CDC really demonstrated how political it has become.

The American Federation of Teachers lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on, and even suggested language for, the federal agency’s school-reopening guidance released in February.

The powerful teachers union’s full-court press preceded the federal agency putting the brakes on a full re-opening of in-person classrooms, emails between top CDC, AFT and White House officials show.

The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.

The documents show a flurry of activity between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, her top advisors and union officials — with Biden brass being looped in at the White House — in the days before the highly-anticipated Feb. 12 announcement on school-reopening guidelines.

Mask mandates are another issue that has demonstrated just how much the CDC has abandoned science in favor of the panic pushed by progressives.  Check out the National Review article CDC’s New Outdoor Mask Guidance Is a Joke

To be clear, the science was overwhelming last year that the risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 was low to non-existent. Anybody following the science should have never felt compelled to wear a mask outdoors during the pandemic.

Furthermore, somebody who is fully vaccinated is at minimal risk of catching COVID-19 indoors or outdoors. Earlier this month, the CDC itself reported that out of a universe of 66 million individuals who were vaccinated at the time, just 5,800 got the virus. That’s less than 1-in-10,000.

The idea that the CDC, even in loosening outdoor mask guidance, is still insisting that vaccinated people wear masks in crowded outdoor settings is completely unmoored from science or reason. This is a bungling agency that has made one mistake after another throughout the pandemic.

This Statement by Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota is almost the sort of statement the CDC should have issued if it still believed in science.

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and former adviser to President Biden’s transition team Dr. Michael Osterholm stated that if you’re fully vaccinated, “you can basically protect yourself and have all the kind of socialization that you want to do.”

[I]f you’re among vaccinated people, party hard, party hard. Invite people over to your house, do family-related things. But get vaccinated. If there was ever a time to want to incentivize people to get vaccinated, it’s now. Because if you do, you can basically protect yourself and have all the kind of socialization that you want to do.

We should be very afraid of the panic porn being pushed by the CDC.  It sets a dangerous precedence.  This article is a stark warning: Totalitarian Elites Want To Extend COVID-19 Lockdowns Forever For ‘Climate Change’

It’s financially unsustainable and morally untenable to involuntarily confine anybody — let alone healthy people — to their homes, and deprive them of opportunities to interact or earn a living. However, when halting what Greta Thunberg called “the fairy-tale of eternal economic growth” is the goal, lockdowns become an enticing tool for ending both capitalism and climate emissions

Dynasty League Update 5-5-21 with Bonus Face to Face League info

Here is the current state of the table top baseball leagues I run. All leagues are 162 game seasons with one 3 game series scheduled per week If you click on a team link you can see their stats, injuries, leaders etc.

As of this week I am adding the wild cards standings for the play-in game

League one All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games) 2nd Season. Scheduled series time Thursday Mornings.

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers6042.588—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox5349.5205 1/2No—-
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays4659.43815 1/2Yes10
2003 Detroit Tigers4263.40019 1/2No14

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Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2012 Minnesota Twins5943.578____Non/a
1970 Kansas City Royals5643.5661 1/2No+4 1/2
2008 Seattle Mariners5349.5206Yes—–
1973 Texas Rangers3765.36322Yes16
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians5349.520—–Non/a
1957 Washington Senators5052.4903 No3
1967 Kansas City A’s5052.4903No3
2019 Baltimore Orioles4851.4853 1/2No3 1/2

*Division Winner automatically makes playoffs

Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos6438.627—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals6141.5983Yes+ 5
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 5349.52011Yes3
1998 Florida Marlins4260.41222Yes13
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2015 Atlanta Braves5151.500—– Non/a
2012 Houston Astros5052.4901Yes6
2000 Philadelphia Phillies4458.4317Yes12
2017 San Francisco Giants4257.4247 1/2No12 1/2
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds5943.578—-Non/a
1993 New York Mets5646.5493No—–
1974 Chicago Cubs4854.47111No8
1993 San Diego Padres4455.44413 1/2Yes10 1/2

The SD Jones memorial .500 teams league is a league (all teams were no better than 2 games over .500 or no worse than 2 games under) Initial season . Games are scheduled for Tuesdays. AM

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston4434.564—–Non/a
1973 New York (A)3939.5005Yes—-
1957 Baltimore3642.4628Yes3
1967 Washington3345.42311Yes6

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Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit5028.641—–Yesn/a
1975 Cleveland3741.47413No2
1973 Minnesota3444.43616No5
1998 Chicago (A)3147.39719No8

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Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland4632.590—-Yesn/a
2017 Kansas City4236.5384Yes+3
2018 Los Angeles (A)3939.5007Yes—-
2005 Toronto3543.44911Yes4
Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2018 Washington4932.605—-Non/a
1967 Pittsburgh4935.5831 1/2No+7
1975 New York (N)3840.4879 1/2Yes1
1957 Philadelphia3840.4879 1/2Yes1
Division winner skips wild card
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati4038.513_____Non/a
1975 St. Louis3939.5001Yes——
2000 Colorado3939.5001Yes——
1973 Houston3444.4366Yes5
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco4830.615—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona3843.46911 1/2Yes2 1/2
2007 Los Angeles (N)3444.43614Yes5
1982 San Diego3351.39318Yes9

3rd League All time any time Great Teams League (3rd season) Games scheduled Friday evenings

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Baltimore3213.711—–Yesn/a
1993 Toronto2919.6044 1/2No+5 1/2
1961 Yankees2223.48910No——
1999 Boston1827.40014No4
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas3015.667—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland2223.4898Yes—–
2006 Detroit2124.4679Yes1
1974 Oakland1827.40012Yes4
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)2325.479____Non/a
1977 Kansas City2025.4441 1/2Yes2
1924 Washington2028.4173No3 1/2
1967 Minnesota1629.3565.5Yes6
Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati2520.556—–NoN/a
1955 Brooklyn2325.4793 1/2Yes1/2
1998 Atlanta2124.4674Non/a
2019 Washington Nats2124.4674Yes2
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1957 Milwaukee2718.600—–Yesn/a
1985 St. Louis2520.5562No+2
1971 Pittsburgh2322.5114Yes____
2003 Cubs1728.37810Yes6
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)3213.711—-Non/a
2001 Arizona2223.48910Yes1
1977 Philadelphia2325.47910 1/2Yes1 1/2
2007 Colorado1929.39614 1/2Yes5

If you are interested in taking over the management of any of the online leagues teams contact me in comments.

As a bonus here are the standings of our face to face draft league which first began playing in 1987 in Fitchburg Massachusetts. We have two divisions with 4 teams each playing a 60 game season every other Saturday at Zeda’s Pizza in Fitchburg MA. The individual leagues are named for deceased members of the league. Five teams make the playoffs, the best record gets home field throughout and 2nd best record of the division leaders gets a home series against the best non-division winner while the final two teams play a one game playin for the right to face the best division winner in the playoffs.

New players are always welcome

Lynn DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
Tampa Bay Rays2211.667—-n/a
St. Louis Cardinals1914.5763+3
San Francisco Giants1518.4557+1
Colorado Rockies 1320.3949 1
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees249.727—-n/a
Washington Nationals1419.42410—–
Seattle Mariners1419.42410—–
San Diego Padres1122.333133