Good morning, kids. Friday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage. The big news is that the President released his guidelines for lifting the lockdown. While some things involve logical precautions like keeping the sick, elderly and vulnerable quarantined, the fact that some of the social distancing idiocy remains in place as well as the pre-condition of a decrease in rates of infection, among other things, means that he is accepting, willingly or not, the notion that the disease is some sort of Andromeda Strain/Bubonic Plague that wipes out whole swathes of the population, along with the provably juiced statistics of number of deaths. Also it means he’s disregarding the fact that the numbers, even with the juiced stats, when compared to other causes of death did not and do not justify the actions that have paralyzed the nation for two months. They also ignore the rather salient point about recovery rates and the very fact that people actually do recover from this thing, unlike AIDS for instance, which we did not quarantine and has raged for 40 years for obvious reasons.
But he has no choice. The propagandists as well as the technocrats painted him into a corner and scared the living hell out of everyone. Despite everything, even a master communicator like President Trump probably can’t convince people to get out and live their lives as normal so long as Chinese Death Cooties are in the air. At least not yet. Given the mass protests in Michigan and elsewhere, plus the sense that even in residents of blue states are getting fed up with this, perhaps in the coming days and weeks the President can and will revise his guidelines and accelerate the lifting of the siege.
Trump has also decided not declare the country open unilaterally, but has taken the federalist approach and left the decisions in the hands of the governors. Places like Ohio, Alabama, and South Dakota where Governor Kristi Noem did not shut things down, as well as other normal America-America states will move swiftly. But as expected, the blue states are not only not going to open but are in fact pushing their opening dates back even further while imposing more restrictions and depredations on their citizenry. Ralph Mammy Mengele in Virginia pushed it back to the day after the scheduled GOP primary. How convenient. But they are playing with political fire. As the rest of America recovers, blue state hostages will see the people they disdain get back to work as best they can while they sit on their collective collectivist asses and watch their own bank accounts, 401Ks and businesses evaporate (state and federal handouts notwithstanding). The other thing is Cuomo, Newsome and all the rest can’t hold out forever as state coffers from tax revenues disappear.
I don’t know what bloated, pasty Steve Sisolak intends for Nevada, but Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who is listed as an Independent but is formerly a Democrat, has said the lockdown is “total insanity” and has called for an immediate lifting. With the casinos shuttered, Las Vegas and really the entire state is on track to go the way of Moe Greene and very soon. I suppose Vegas’ economy is kind of a unique situation but nationwide, the Democrats have to know that this is unsustainable. Politically, the more this goes on, the more Trump is coming up smelling like a rose. Yes a bad economy is generally political death for an incumbent, but when it’s his opponents that are shown to be intentionally murdering the economy, then that is a whole other thing. Do they have the self-awareness to see that America sees what they’re doing? Well, after Access Hollywood mish-grabbing tape, Russian collusion, Ukraine-gate, Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, Michael Cohen, Mueller and shampeachment, the smart money would be on no, they are clueless and/or deranged.
Unfortunately for the nation, the Democrats are playing politics with the lives and futures of 331 million people. It is very much life and death in very real terms, certainly much more than a virus, even one as nasty as the Peking Pulmonary Pox could ever be.
On a personal note, I got a late start this morning and will go light on the individual section-by-section recap. But there are some very important links so I urge a full review of the headlines. They’ll jump out at you.
CHINESE CORONAVIRUS, FICTIONS AND FACTS
Red states no doubt will re-start the engines while Blue states will pour sand into the gas tank. They do so at their peril. This Gretchen Whitmer broad not only did not get the message but is now threatening retribution to the citizenry. Just wow. Also, CDC monkeying with the stats, George W. Bush center desperate to salvage globalism, we need a Manhattan Project for the repatriation of our industry more than a vaccine, and Victor Davis Hanson with the warning that we are now at a crossroads.
- Trump Tells Governors They Can Open States Before May 1st
- Trump Bows to Bureaucrats, Unveils a Never-Ending 3-Phase Program to End Shutdowns
- Gov. Mike DeWine Announces Ohio Will Begin Reopening May 1st
- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Reopening State Economy: “We’ve Got a Plan on the Way”
- One Governor Has Risen Above the Chinese Coronavirus Hysteria and is Defending the Constitution (Kristi Noem – jjs)
- West Coast Governors Say We Are Not Close to Restarting the Economy
- Gauleiter Whitmer Threatens Protesters Who Dared Defy Her with Extending Home Incarceration of Citizenry
- CDC Now Counts “Probable” Chinese COVID-19 Cases That Have Not Been Confirmed in Its Tally (cooking the books – jjs)
- Bill Bennett: They Scared Americans But There Will Be Fewer Deaths From Chinese COVID-19 “Than From the Flu”
- This Isn’t the Pandemic You’re Looking For
- Trump Was Getting Things Done as NY Leaders Stood By and an “Exponential Surge of Infections” Exploded On Subways
- “I Don’t Know If They Call Me Essential”: Trump Jokes About Not Being “Essential” During Truck Driver Celebration
- Pee-Air Defecto the Only GOP Senator Not Included in New Chinese Coronavirus Task Force
- Coonman McStalin Issues “Stay at Home” Order Until June 10th, One Day after Virginia GOP Primary
- Michigan Gauleiter Whitmer Hit With Multiple Lawsuits Over Chinese Coronavirus Order
- The Democrats’ Twisted Approach to the Chinese Virus
- We Need a Manhattan Project to Create a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine
- George W. Bush Center: More Globalization Is the Answer to Chinese Coronavirus Crisis (“reason for” not “answer to” – jjs)
- V.D. Hanson: We Are Approaching Chinese COVID-19 Gut-Check Time
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE LUNG MARCH
This is the Malig-Nancy Pelosi Recession, Rush Limbaugh sounds the alarm bells, Bill Bennett and Dr. Phil with plain truths about what is and is not lethal, if people are dropping like flies, why is the Mayo Clinic dying, and capitalism will be the cure… if the Left is swept aside and it’s allowed to be utilized.
- The Malig-Nancy Pelosi Recession
- Malig-Nancy Pelosi, Cuck Schemer Take Small Businesses Hostage Again… Trouble Is They’ll Kill the Hostage
- Rush Limbaugh: “We Are Headed to Great Depression” with “Democrats Fully on Board”
- Dem Senators Break With Leadership, Call for Immediate Small Business Funding
- Vegas Mayor: Shutdown “Total Insanity,” “Makes No Sense”; “We Must Open” Now
- NY Dem Rep Max Rose Tells Party Leaders Not to Include Green New Deal or “Random Things” in Next Relief Bill
- Sorry, Pot Shops Not “Essential Businesses, ” and Smoking Boosts Chinese Coronavirus Risks
- Dr. Phil: Lockdown Could Eventually Create More “Destruction,” “Death” Than Chinese Coronavirus
- Shutdown Continues to Hurt Healthcare: Mayo Clinic Cuts $1.6 Billion in Pay, Quest Diagnostics Lays Off Thousands (but, but what about all the victims? – jjs)
- Capitalism to the Rescue
POLITICS, 2020 ELECTION
Get ready for the next round of Shampeachment, this time because Trump cut off the WHO, Donkey-Chompers puts the screws to Biden and company, Kamala-Toe and Tank Abrams each want to be in the back seat, J. Christian Adams warns about the perils of mail-in voting, will the virus change some political minds, and Conrad Black thinks the Dems have screwed the pooch with this latest virus gambit.
- Democrats Say Trump’s Halt to WHO Funding Breaks “Same Spending Laws that Brought About His Impeachment”
- Donkey-Chompers AOC Team in Talks with Joe Biden’s Campaign on Moving Further to the Left
- Flashback: Joe Biden Thinks Bernie Sanders is an Unaccomplished Socialist
- Team Trump Launch “I’m on Team Joe” Satire Ads Featuring MS-13, Hunter and Iran’s Ayatollah
- Tank Abrams Campaigning to be Biden’s Running Mate
- Report: Michelle Obama Set to Lend “Star Power” to Biden
- Kamala-Toe Does a 180; “I’d Be Honored to Serve with Joe” the Credibly Accused Rapist and Friend of Dixiecrats
- Joe Biden’s Endorsements This Week Can’t Hide Deep Democrat Divisions
- J.C. Adams: Progressives Want Mail Voting – Here’s Why
- “Munich Candidate” is Dems’ Top Money Man
- The Viral Center
- Black: Political Elite Plays Its Last Card
- Kamala-Toe Harris Holds Up Gov. Coonman BabyCrusher as Role Model: “Every Single Governor Should Follow His Lead” (and sing “Mammy?” – jjs)
SHAMPEACHMENT, CLINTON/OBAMA COUP, CONGRESSIONAL PERSECUTION, SPYGATE, DEEP STATE, MUELLER DECEPTION,
Walls closing in?
- The IG Audit: Big Problems for Comey and Pals
- Sen. Lindsey Graham Releases Declassified FBI Informant Transcripts, Carter Page FISA Records
JOE BRIBEM, HUNTER BRIBEM UKRAINE, CHI-COM, SEXUAL ASSAULT, OTHER SCANDALS
Ronan Farrow’s producer sez Biden rape allegations are a thing. What will Farrow himself do?
CIVIL WAR 2.0
- Watch: Unhinged Trump-Hating Doctors Steal Senior’s Trump Flag While Their Own Children Watch in Horror
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER CRISIS, BORDER SECURITY
Hack-in-black is total chutzpadik, Gruesome loves illegal aliens long-time, and Border Patrol locking down the border.
- Judge Charged For Allegedly Letting an Illegal Alien Escape Says She’s Victim of Political Bias
- Gavin Gruesome to Give $125 Million to Illegal Aliens in Chinese Coronavirus Relief
- 359 Criminal Aliens in AZ – Including 2 Convicted of Homicide – Charged for Illegally Reentering US
FIRST AMENDMENT, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER BIG TECH
Trump to join the EIB? Media malfeasance, this is Xi-NN, Mississippi mayor backtracks on punishing churchgoers, more on the persecution of believers in these times, and Xi-NN still shielding Biden when it tried to destroy Kavanaugh.
- Rush Limbaugh Invites Trump To Host His Radio Show Following NY Times Report
- Media on Chinese Coronavirus: Stenographers for the Elite
- Media Hope In Chinese COVID-19 They Finally Have the Event That Will Destroy Trump
- “Egregious” and “Audacious”: XiNN’s Big China Screw Up Is Part of a Much More Insidious Problem, Experts Say
- Joy Reid Tries to “Own” Trump Over Stimulus Checks, But Makes Libertarian Argument Against Taxes
- Mississippi Mayor Changes Course, Will Allow Drive-in Church with Windows Up
- No, Chinese COVID-19 Didn’t Suddenly Empower Government to Do Anything It Wants to Churches
- XiNN Flooded Zone With Kavanaugh Coverage… Hasn’t Mentioned Biden’s Accuser Once
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
G-7 joins PDT in ripping WHO, Chi-Coms may be testing nukes, new bill allows China to be sued by US citizens, Iran is plague ridden, Whoa-Fat! goes AWOL, Germany and Israel ease lockdowns, Katie Hopkins mourns her England, send Sharpton and Jackson to China with their bullhorns, and a big fat rat in Gaza.
- G7 Leaders Join Trump In Calling For World Health Organization Crackdown
- Report: State Department Thinks China May Have Conducted Banned Nuclear Tests
- Asked Whether China Censored Early Chinese Coronavirus Data, Senior WHO Official Said He “Didn’t Look” (the bat ate his homework… – jjs)
- Wuhan Suddenly Increases Chinese Coronavirus Death Toll by 50%
- New Bill Would Empower Americans to Sue China for Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak
- Whoa-Fat! Kim Jong-Un Mysteriously Skips North Korea’s Most Important Political Holiday
- Iranian Parliament: Half of Chinese Virus Deaths Across Country Are Unreported
- Iran’s Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak and Response Is the Worst in the World
- Germany Rolls Out Exit Plan For Wuhan Coronavirus Lockdown
- Israel Lifts Passover Curfew as Country Begins Easing Restrictions
- The Boris Conspiracy
- Hopkins: Relinquishing Freedom for the Warm Embrace of the State
- Chinese Racism Against Black Africans Living in China
- Gaza-based Amnesty Int’l Consultant Accused of Turning In Other Gazans For Video Chat With Israelis
DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
News about the TR and Russkies to militarize space.v
- Majority of Positive Chinese Coronavirus Cases on US Aircraft Carrier Are Symptom-Free
- Wuhan Virus Watch: Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain Who Asked for Help with Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak
- Russia’s Latest Move to Militarize Space (Russky Spassky Forcesky? – jjs)
Terror attack foiled and Daniel Greenfield on the Chinese Lung AIDS as terrorism destroyer.
- German Police Arrest Four in Foiled ISIS Plot to Attack US Military Base
- Greenfield: Why the Chinese Coronavirus Poses a Unique Threat to Islamic Terrorists
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE BUREAUCRACY, WASTE, FRAUD, ABUSE
Beware the new normal.
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
We have got to get the hell out of China and never go back there.
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
Rethinking bail reform.
Homeschooling might get a second look by parents and it scares the Leftists, and Walter Williams with a suggestion that, “eliminating all classes with the word “studies” is a good start” at fixing higher ed.
- The Left is Panicking the Chinese Pandemic Will Encourage Homeschooling
- Williams: Fixing College Corruption
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
Peter Puffer and credibly accused rapist prexy candidate pimping global warming garbage.
- Stop the Chinese Virus Now, Save the Planet Later
- Mayor Peter Puffer on Chinese Coronavirus: We’re Seeing “Life-and-Death Consequences” of Ignoring Science on Climate Change
- Biden: Pandemic Relief An “Opportunity” to “Change the Science Relating to Global Warming”
CULTURE WARS, HITHER & YON
Boom in streaming with everyone stuck inside, Land O Lakes surrenders to the SJW gangsters, the Phyllis Schlafley series falls flat even on its attacks, the power of thrice compels you!, and resist we much.
- Studies Find Average American Streaming Stunning Amount of Content Per Day During Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak
- Land O Lakes Indian Maiden Bows to Political Correctness (replaced by image of Marlon Brando – jjs)
- Even Mrs. America Failed to Venerate the Left
- Dismiss Exorcist III at Your Own Peril
- Resisting the Authoritarian Impulse
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.
Outstanding job as always – thanks! Took time to click through a whole bunch of today’s links. You amaze every day!
Great job on this, JJS!
I’m going to start commenting on this site more frequently, to keep the conversation open. There’s so much to comment on when I start looking at your links.
Cheers. And we’re cross-posted at Ace of Spades as well.