Good morning, kids. Thursday and the top story is panic, fear and hatred, and not necessarily over something that is biological in nature, that is the Chinese Oriental Yellow Peril Flu, Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings. Last night, President Trump addressed the nation to both announce immediate, specific and targeted actions to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the physical health of the citizenry as well as our economy. Again, in terms of tone and substance, he was pitch perfect, reasonable and on target. In other words, yet another Trump grand slam and just when the nation and the world needs it most. Per Michael Goodwin in the NY Post:
Big and bold, optimistic and compassionate. President Trump’s Oval Office address was exactly what America needed to hear. This is what it looks like when a president rises up to meet a crisis head-on. With fear and panic spreading across the land and threatening to take down the economy, Trump is facing the greatest test of his presidency. Although battle-hardened by brutal fights with Democrats, the biased media and foreign adversaries, he is presented with problems of a different magnitude with the coronavirus.
It is a global menace that has declared war on America. Truth be told, sometimes in recent weeks, the president has appeared to be a reluctant commander in chief. Thankfully, as of Wednesday night, that reluctance is history, replaced by a president who left no doubt that he is all in on the battle against this deadly scourge. Now effectively a wartime president, Trump’s repeated assurances of victory were music to the ears of a rattled nation…
There is so much bad blood in Washington and the leading Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, further poisoned the well by attacking Trump mercilessly on his initial handling of the coronavirus. Right out of the gate, they sounded as if they wanted to impeach him again instead of helping him find solutions.
So they, too, now face a crisis of their leadership. Will they help fight this killer disease and try to calm the nation? Or will they continue to abdicate their governing responsibilities and put their partisan interests ahead of the nation’s well being?…
The answer is of course a shrill, shrieking, reverberating “no.” From digging in their heels to oppose tax relief and other economic measures to actually calling for open borders as well as the emptying of our prisons, the Democrat-Media Complex has yet again shown itself to be at best manifestly irresponsible and nakedly partisan, and at worst the greatest internal enemy and mortal threat to the nation and its people it and we have or will ever face.
And yet, the incessant drumbeat of Armageddon, or more precisely Trump bringing about Armageddon goes on. A little bit of perspective about this from Bruce Thornton at Frontpage Mag:
…How about considering Barack Obama’s response to the 2009 swine flu outbreak? Journalist James Lileks has done so on his blog The Bleat. One critical difference is how long it took each president to declare the outbreak a national emergency: Trump a month after the outbreak was announced, Obama after four months, when the toll in the U.S. had reached 1000 dead (32 have died in the U.S. of the coronavirus, the vast majority over 70 years old). Most important, the media coverage of the swine flu – even though it was more deadly and half its victims, unlike the coronavirus, were healthy and young – was nowhere near the breathless hysteria or extent of the coverage today.
We know the explanation for the disparity. Barack Obama enjoyed eight years of the media’s “slobbering love affair,” as Bernie Goldberg called it, filled with uncritical, laudatory, and selective coverage from the mainstream media, whereas Trump has been incessantly attacked with slanted or outright mendacious stories based on tendentious analysis and anonymous leaks…
By every indication even the lying, dishonest agitprop media cannot really distort the reality that this particular virus is any more lethal than the common cold or at worst seasonal influenza. Yet, people are buying into the scare headlines, and the actions of megalomaniacal crackpots like Andrew Cuomo most likely overstepping his authority and calling in the National Guard to quarantine New Rochelle to now the NBA cancelling the rest of the season don’t really help the situation either. G-d bless him, but my own brother was even in a panic about he and his wife getting on a plane from Florida to New York (full disclosure, he’s kind of gullible to media malfeasance). That said, I guess what I just illustrated kind of flies in the face of the President’s travel ban, but when the media, and worse, people in the DC bureaucracy who to be charitable may not be aligned with the President, are in control of the messaging, even he is hard-pressed to really know who’s being honest and who isn’t. So I can’t fault Trump for an over abundance of caution with now a ban on travel to Europe as well as of course to the one already in place on China. That’s not a great place to be in but it’s where we are. By the way, that China travel ban which happened in January might right there have mitigated the spread here in the States and the Democrats screamed bloody murder about it at the time.
As I’ve stated, I’m neither a doctor nor a biologist but when you separate the kernels of wheat from the tons of chaff in the media, I still firmly believe that this particular strain of virus really is no more lethal than a cold or influenza. The name itself shows that this is the 19th iteration of this virus (CORRECTION: 19 indicates 2019, the year it was identified) and it is closely related to the common cold, so the odds of it wiping out humanity in a few weeks, let alone give us the Spanish Flu 2, Corpses in the Street Boogaloo are slim to none. But tell that to the average Leftist, and more frighteningly the average American still reliant on CNN or ABC for the news of the day.
Ultimately, perhaps by April or May, the virus will have burned itself out, not because I wish it will but based on previous outbreaks and from what I understand of the actual science of these things. Until then we are going to have to suffer through a sort of collective madness as our economy, and our collective national psyche needlessly suffer. The one saving grace is the coming train wreck that is Bernie Sanders who seems intent on playing against type as a flunky and eager to take the Democrat Party down. For my money, what there is left of it thanks to Wall Street these days, that spectacle more than anything will ensure Trump wins, and handily, in November. More on that in a moment.
CHINESE CORONAVIRUS, FICTIONS AND FACTS
- President Suspends All Travel from European Union for 30 Days to Fight Coronavirus…
- …President Seeks to Reassure Americans Amid Rising Coronavirus Fears…
- …Full Transcript and Video of President’s Address
- Goodwin: Trump Passes Coronavirus Test with Flying Colors
- Democrats Respond to Trump’s Oval Address with Vicious Partisan Rancor
- White House Cancels President’s Upcoming Events In Colorado, Nebraska and Wisconsin
- Trump Bans Travel from Europe, Democrats Seek Open Borders
- Which Virus Is More Dangerous? (spoiler alert: COVFEFE-16 – jjs)
- Trump Considering Declaring National Disaster in Effort to Combat Coronavirus
- “Trump’s Chernobyl”: Media Wuhan Virus Hysteria Stokes Public Panic
- Shot: As Coronavirus Spreads, Italian Doctors Face Impossible Choice: Who Lives and Who Dies
- Chaser: Over 1,000 People Cured of Coronavirus in Italy
- What the Rest of the World Can Learn From Taiwan’s Success Containing Coronavirus
- World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Pandemic (of something barely more lethal than the common cold or flu – jjs)
- Coronavirus Was Just Labeled a “Pandemic,” But Don’t Panic; Here’s Why
- Coronavirus is Officially a Pandemic, But What Does That Mean?
- Coronavirus Ground Zero (Kirkland, WA’s citizens actually doing things right – jjs)
- Senate Staffer Tests Positive
- Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Bottom Line, It’s Going to Get Worse” (the numbers or the lethality?! – jjs)
- House Democrats Causing Mask Shortage in Wake of Wuhan Virus Pandemic
- Experts: China Carving Lungs Out of Political Prisoners to Treat Coronavirus
- Iran Frees 70,000 Prisoners, But No Americans, in Attempt to Stem Coronavirus Outbreak
- “Undermining Public Trust”: E-Mail Crash Reportedly Slows Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response
- New York’s Calm Before the Storm?
- You’ll Be Shocked at How Hard It Is to Get Checked for Coronavirus
- The NBA Suspends Their Season Due to the Coronavirus
- Is Andrew Cuomo Trampling on New Yorkers’ Civil Liberties to Fight Coronavirus?
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF YELLOW PERIL AND THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Since the start of the Oriental Plague, the Dow has dropped something like 6,000 points and we’re now in bear market territory. Whether much of this is driven by irrational fear or even intentional dumping to destroy Trump and his economy, this crisis actually vindicates the President’s trade and tariff policy, especially with the Chi-Coms. It also highlights an alarming vulnerability due to the decades-long de-industrialization and shipping of our industrial and supply chain capacity over there, especially our pharmaceutical and medical supply industries. Hospitals and health care facilities are starting to run dangerously low on things like surgical masks and gloves. But G-d forbid what if the Chinese virus was ebola and we start running low or running out on things like antibiotics or even the active ingredients of other pharmaceuticals? Bear in mind that 50% of Americans are on some sort of prescription medication and most of them or their active ingredients are today made in China. If or when push comes to shove, they have us by the short hairs.
As the Democrats are so fond of not letting a crisis go to waste, here is a real crisis and opportunity for the President to enact even more legislation to incentivize the return of these highly crucial industries back to our shores, the CoC-Whores and gloablists be damned.
Elsewhere, along with tax cuts and relief for businesses and employees, the administration is making moves such as delaying the tax-filing deadline, the Dems hate the former but loved it when Obama did it, and lastly, Bernie’s full employment solution involves gulags and chain gangs.
- Stocks Tank on Coronavirus Fears, Market Falls into Bear Market Territory
- Trump Administration Could Delay April 15 Tax Filing Deadline Over Coronavirus, Will Implement Stimulus Plans in Next 24 Hours
- Top Dems Slam Trump for Possible Payroll Tax Cut… But They Loved It When Obama Cut the Payroll Tax
- “Buy American”: White House Confirms Executive Order That Will End Medical Supply Chain Reliance On China
- Wall Street Elites Made Us Dependent On China
- What If Coronavirus Had Been More Serious?
- Bernie’s Solution to Full Employment (every town a shit-hole – jjs)
POLITICS, 2020 ELECTION
Well, it’s on like Democrat Donkey Kong! Bernie just had his Goebbels Sportspalast moment and is hell bent on taking the Democrat Party down. For him, he’s got nothing to lose except another mansion or private jet he was being bribed with. This is a nightmare for the Democrats. Joe Biden is essentially a rutabaga with a voice box and the party is desperate to keep him away from the cameras and microphones. Sanders, as he demonstrated yesterday, will attack from an even harder Left position and Biden, or whoever is controlling his parietal lobe, will either have to argue from the right or go even further left than Sanders. That’s bound to alienate everyone watching no matter who they are. Pass the popcorn.
Elsewhere, as Biden’s dementia continues apace, the Yale quack who “diagnosed” Trump refuses to comment on the obvious about her party’s presumptive nominee, Trump’s numbers in Michigan blow past Obama’s from 2012, Toothy McBigTits floats possible 2028 prexy run (vomit), Tank Abrams is delusional, and an essay on the madness of Leftists.
- “We Are Strongly Winning”: Defiant Bernie Sanders Says He Won’t Leave The Race
- Bernie Sanders Still Leads Biden in Race for Hollywood Cash
- Bernie Sanders Is Sticking It Out Because the Binary is His Best Friend
- Bernie Sanders: Trump “is a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe and a Religious Bigot”
- In Michigan Primary, Donald Trump Earns Three Times the Votes of Obama in 2012
- Joe Biden Appears to Forget What Office He’s Running for (Again) During Victory Speech
- Yale Quack Psych Prof: Biden Makes “Gaffes,” But, Trump’s Mental Decline is “Imminent Risk to Entire Human Civilization”
- The Radicalism of Joe Biden
- Joe Biden Slams Bernie Sanders for “Joining” Donald Trump
- Toothy McBigTits AOC Says She Wants to Address Rumors About 2028 White House Run; Doesn’t Rule It Out
- New Tank Abrams Ad Puts Asterisk Next to Kemp’s Governor Title
- Why Liberals Can’t Comprehend Progress in Trump’s America
CLINTON/OBAMA COUP, CONGRESSIONAL PERSECUTION, SPYGATE, DEEP STATE, MUELLER DECEPTION, SHAMPEACHMENT
Ugh, FISA needs to be dismantled completely! Also a whistleblower who exposed Obama malfeasance at USAID gets another chance and highlighting the malfeasance of Amy Berman Jackson.
- House Strikes Deal on Surveillance Bill, Addressing Some Problems From Carter Page FISA Report (abolish the whole damn thing – jjs)
- AG Barr Supports House’s FISA Bill, Says It Addresses “Past Failures” (feh – jjs)
- Government Agency Reopens Case Against Trump-Sympathetic Whistleblower
- Judge in Roger Stone Case is Pushing the Boundaries of Judicial Ethics (I’d say blew right past them – jjs)
JOE BRIBEM, HUNTER BRIBEM UKRAINE, CHI-COM, OTHER SCANDALS
Ron Johnson either dropping the ball or strengthening the case on Burisma probe, Dem strategist threatens Trump’s family with retaliation over Biden Burisma probe, and Hunter finally opens wallet to the bastard he sired.
- Ron Johnson Postpones Vote for Burisma-Biden Probe Subpoena
- Dem Strategist Threatens “Scorched Earth” Crusade Against Trump’s Family Over Hunter Biden Pressure
- Hunter Biden Reaches Final Child Support Settlement After Months of Stonewalling
DEMOCRAT-LEFTIST SCANDALS, CRIMES, CHUTZ-POCRISY, MESHUGAS
Bro-Fo Omar/Nur marries her other brother/lover/whatever, California Dem deadbeat pulls a Cuomo, and yet another black hate crime hoax.
- Bro-Fo Omar/Nur Posts Pic Revealing She Married the Man She Denied Having Affair With
- CA Dem Who Owes $145,000 in Back Taxes Blocks Tax Lien Disclosure Law
- Non-White Woman Arrested for Allegedly Carving “White Pride” Into Sidewalk in Front of Black-Owned Tennessee Gym
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER CRISIS, BORDER SECURITY
The virus is so serious the Dems want to open the border wide, Trump with massive takedown of Mexican cartel, SCOTUS saves Trump asylum rule, and 90 migrants interdicted at the border.
- Trump Administration Threatens Veto of Democrats’ No Ban Act Amid Coronavirus Fears
- “Just the Beginning”: Trump Strikes Notorious Mexican Drug Cartel, 600-Plus Arrests Made
- SCOTUS Saves Trump’s “Wait in Mexico” Policy as Government Warns of Border Surge
- 90 Migrants Found Packed in Tractor-Trailer at Texas Border Checkpoint
FIRST AMENDMENT, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER BIG TECH
Trump campaign accuses Twitter of censorship, MSNBC edits out Biden verbal assault, Dershowitz to sue CNN, SPLC and CAIR targeting a conservative group, and the Washington state high school coach fired in 2015 for praying still can’t get justice.
- Trump Campaign Accuses Twitter of Ignoring “Manipulated Media” Policy Complaints
- MSNBC Manipulates Footage of Biden Cursing, Threatening Detroit Construction Worker
- Alan Dershowitz: “Idiots” on CNN “Lied” About My Trump Comments and I’ll Likely Sue Them; Hints at New 1-A Media Standard
- SPLC, CAIR Take Aim at $121 Billion Industry in Effort to Silence Conservative “Hate Groups”
- High School Football Coach Fired for Praying Loses in Court Again
Guy who Joe Bivalve Biden berated speaks out, Biden and the media lying about their intent to disarm us and Asians in California go on gun buying spree, fearing attacks due to coronavirus. Yes, California’s vaunted tolerance and diversity on display again.
- “This is a Right That We Need to Protect”: Defiant Autoworker Speaks Out After Confronting Biden on Gun Control
- Joe Biden is Ignorant and Dishonest About Guns, Just Like the Media
- CA Gun Sales Surge for Asian Americans Fearing Attacks over Coronavirus
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
US rips Euro-peons for helping keep Iran regime alive, a thumbs down on Trump Mideast peace plan, more proof of the evil of China, and it’s not just swallows and monarch butterflies coming up from the south every year.
- US Outraged Over Europe’s Refusal to Extend Iran Sanctions
- Jared’s Sand Castle: The Trump-Kushner Plan Reconsidered
- Can Brexit Save the European Union?
- Evidence: China Executes Political Prisoners to Harvest Organs
- GAO: Sewage Flowing From Mexico into US Causes California Beach to Close… Every Year
One day soon, they will take over the party.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE BUREAUCRACY, WASTE, FRAUD, CORRUPTION
Trump is draining the swamp, but with the second link the water keeps on rising.
- Trump Targets Obama-Era, Anti-Trump Inspectors General
- Federal Taxes and Spending Set Records Through February
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Grab a shovel, comrade.
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
Leftist solution to coronavirus? Open the jails and the border! Also, Harvey gets 23 years in the big house and remember that mass shooting at the Milwaukee brewery a couple weeks back? Yeah, you’re not supposed to.
- Liberal Groups Call for Jailbreak to Fight Coronavirus
- Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Rape and Sexual Assault
- Alleged Racism Does Not Justify a Mass Shooting
Shortages aren’t the only problem with our overreliance on China for prescription drugs and drug ingredients, and Colorado should brace for disaster as the state has effectively implemented Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All.
Maybe remote schooling is the answer. The second link further illustrates why something has got to be done to break the brainwashing mills once and for all.
FEMINAZISM, TRANSGENDER PSYCHOSIS, HOMOSEXUALIZATION, WAR ON MASCULINITY/NORMALCY
Your feel-good video of the day, psycho perverts threaten Missouri lawmaker who wants to prevent drag story hour, Nissan set to go broke after Brie Larson goes “woke,” and New York aids and abets the insanity.
- Video Shows Feminist Protestor Igniting Fellow Protestor After Failed Attack On Police
- “Death Threats For Me and My Family”: Missouri Lawmaker Trying to Ban Drag Queen Perverts From Reading to Kids Says He’s Faced “Vitriol” and “Hate”
- How’d That Work Out for Gillette? Brie Larson’s “Woke” Nissan Ad Tells Men to Stay in Their Lane
- New York Will Allow Transgender Minors To Change Sex On Birth Certificate
CULTURE WARS, HITHER & YON
Christian Toto on that hideous film The Hunt.
NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.