The Morning Report 4/24/20

Good morning, kids. Friday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage. Let me start off by declaring here and now that come this November, I will gladly crawl over molten lava, eat ground glass washed down with a mug of battery acid, and contemplate necrophilia with the moldering bones of Helen Thomas to vote for Donald Trump. That said, I am not a blinkered true believer and have always held the position that if and when he does something wrong, I’m not going to behave like a typical Democrat to circle the wagons and place the blame elsewhere. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that the situation in his state warrants the lifting of the lockdown and the start of a return to a normal routine. He is not ordering people back to work, nor is he mandating they exchange bodily fluids, as the Democrat-Media Complex is implying. It’s highly suggested that people continue to exercise common sense hygiene, but they have the freedom to choose whether or not to open and/or patronize businesses. I can hear Charlie Gibson now – “Individual freedom to choose? Never heard of it.”

Unfortunately, President Trump has decided to join the bandwagon and criticize Governor Kemp for his decision, albeit much less harshly than the usual suspects. But it’s just as damaging, perhaps even more so, because it runs contrary to the President’s own decision to leave these policies to the governors in the first place. Worse, it legitimizes the Left’s shifting goalpost narrative that everyone must remain in suspended animation until we have a cure, until there are no more deaths, no new cases, or until we achieve total world peace, love and understanding; i.e. never. 

It is now evident that this virus, though nastier than most, never was and is never going to be the Andromeda Strain Black Death. The original predictions and models were about as close to reality as the past 50 years of prognostications about global warming, which originally predicted Manhattan under 1,000 feet of ice. The other myth that the lockdown mitigated the spread of the disease has also been exploded since evidence from Stanford and NYC that millions might have been infected weeks or months before the lockdowns and travel bans, and the resultant herd immunity mitigated mass death, just like with every other flu season or severe viral outbreak in the past. Doubt me? See the link about Sweden. As for “bending the curve,” that never meant preventing infection and death; it meant slowing the rate of those things to keep hospitals from being overrun. And that never happened since hospitals and medical professionals are facing closure and mass layoffs as much as anyone else. Huge numbers were infected, many got sick, sadly some died and will continue to die… and at least 98% of them recovered completely.

Naturally, the “experts” will poo-poo the facts in evidence and the Left, sensing the opportunity for a national kill shot are not going to relent. But frustratingly and now alarmingly, the President continues to play along. Yes, it’s great that he’s calling out the media and blasting China as well as the intransigent Democrats. But it doesn’t amount to much because by accepting their narrative, he’s playing cricket on a hockey rink. I get the fact that he, and we, may have been initially frightened and bamboozled into the lockdowns. And G-d bless Trump, it’s not in his nature to admit mistakes. But by going along with this bullshit and accepting the premise that Brian Kemp is acting hastily or recklessly is just flat out wrong and dangerous. 

I think the President needs to do what he does best, and that is communicate. While the optics perhaps of firing Dr. Falsie would be sub-optimal to say the least, he has to have some other epidemiologists who can counter him. The other thing he can do is to cite the new evidence that this virus is nowhere near as lethal as we thought it might have been and most importantly shift the focus of these daily press conferences away from the drumbeat of viral doom and gloom and make it about Lifting the Lockdowns and Reopening the Country. Look, people are going to die and for sure the Democrat-Media Complex will make the first death post the return to normalcy the Horst Wessel albatross to hang on Trump’s neck. But all across the country, red states and blue, people are fed up and are desperate. If anything, the political winds are at the President’s back on this. All he has to do is hoist his sails and tell it like it is. As has been his wont to do since he came down the Trump Tower escalator five years ago.

Yes, the onus is on the governors to lift the lockdowns, but by standing by the governors, mayors and county executives that do lift them, the political pressure will be on the Democrat-Fascist tyrants that refuse. The sight of Trump and Pence visiting reopened states will be the psychological boost the country desperately needs. And when blue staters see the rest of the nation getting back on its feet while their life savings, pensions and businesses disintegrate in front of their eyes, a good many will turn their ire on the likes of Whitmer, Cuomo, Newsom, Murphy and the rest of the Grating Bi-Coastal Covid-Non-Prosperity Sphere.

But if Trump does not change course, and fast, he’s going to be in serious trouble this November and risks not only losing this election, but sinking the nation into an abyss from whence we will never emerge. 

The time to change course and lead us out of this nightmare is now, Mr. President. You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.


I think Trump’s criticism of Kemp has made the recalcitrant commie governors dig their heels in deeper, Jeffrey Lord on rebellion in PA, Larry Hogan demands “your papers please” before you can get your head near a Flowbee, and several good links on the will to power of “the elites” and their latent fascistic tendencies.


More real evidence showing that the spread was more massive than thought and as a result the lethality much less than thought, Daniel Greenfield on the needless deaths of the elderly, VP Pence still hawking idiotic trend lines, Kristi Noem is a real champ and a bright spot for the future IMHO, “With a vaccine a longer way off, scientists are racing to develop effective pharmaceutical treatments for [Chinese] Covid-19,” Malig-Nancy Pelosi spreads tainted boogers all over the House, and playing the blame game is all well and good but lessons must be learned.


So, after wasting billions on social justice nonsense, illegal aliens and other assorted graft and malfeasance, Nipsy Cuomo has the gall to criticize Cocaine Mitch for telling him he’s cut off?, founding fathers spin in their graves as Senate passes massive bill with only six members in the chamber, Donkey Chompers the lone no vote, Sarah Sanders lets the bug-eyed big-tata’d Bolshie have it, small biz owner gets loan to pay employees who get pissed because they’d rather lay about at home and collect UI, big corporations drain bailout money away from small biz, health workers and hospitals are dying and not from an Oriental plague, and finally, “getting the economy going again while avoiding a resurgence of [Chinese] Covid-19 infections will require a delicate balancing act.”


Michigan Dem who praised Trump because of HCQ about to feel the wrath of the party for her apostasy, Vernon Jones decides he will not back down and blasts the Democrats as the real racists, Tom Cotton and PDT take turns hammering Biden, Biden ducks the cameras, with Donkey Chompers selling out and endorsing the hair-sniffing credible rapist, is it the end of Bernie and company? Also, deck chair shuffling at a Nazi collaborator Soros joint, and will the Chinese Lung AIDS lead to blue state exodus? Maybe, but the infection of blue state voting habits travels easily too.


Wiped, like with a sledgehammer and furnace? And more of the same from the usual suspects.


Lloyd Billingsley on Gavin Grusesome’s billion-dollar deal with the spreaders of plague and communism, which he refuses to disclose. Hello, DoJ?


Naturally, Trump’s original ban got watered down, yes make it permanent, and Ken Cuccinelli mocks hack Letitia James.


Don Jr. rips media for lockdown narrative that insists we cure death before reopening, ousted HHS director Rick Bright colludes with Blowsey Ford’s lawyers to create a fake impeachment narrative, MRC calls out the propagandists for pimping Chi-Com propaganda, Birx and Trump gang up on ABCs Karl, Trump slams WaPo hack stenographer, another hoax debunked, more on religious persecution in the time of plague panic, and as they cheer the destruction of the economy, the media is going under with it. Oh happy day.


Confusion in Texas, and Mammy McMengele’s state using butchered babies for medical research.


Rioting in France for fourth straight night, funny how the Leftists are kind of silent over Sweden right now, Krauts nix Oktoberfest, which is five months from now (??), a gee-ya-think truth nugget from, of all places, the UN, Larry Elder on the plague’s lab origins being not so farfetched after all, smart sanctions for China, it may not have been intentional but Chi-Coms following the Rahm Emanuel axiom, Conrad Black on TDS overseas, and Caroline Glick reports from behind the mask in the Middle East.


No, Farsis, that’s not a porn title, Bin Laden had a sense of humor, some very sick and serious irony, and Victor Davis Hanson on the ever-present global threats, Sino Sinus Syphilis or not.


How do we cut funding when we’re spending trillions at light speed?


Elon Musk is another chutzpadik, and Trump must protect our oil industry, two including Colonel Allen West on insane anti-capitalism, and if the Dems do win, it’ll be a hell of a lot worse than England in September of ’45.


Joo-hater pimped to take on and take out Eliot Engel about as insane as you’d imagine considering the follow-on two links, college prof jailed for attempting to torch St. Patrick’s Cathedral commits Epstein, and as Major Kong might say “shoot, a feller could have a pretty good time in Vegas with all that stuff!” Meh, Vegas is locked down.


Kill the bureaucracy, Part 6,000 in an ongoing series…


Lockdowns have consequences, brainwashers! The next time Lefties mouth off about how much better blue states are than red on education, show them this, and lastly Penn does the right thing.


Message to Francis the Talking Pope: I worship the Lord who created the earth, and Joe Biden describes what is commonly referred to as a “smash and grab.”


Our intrepid science reporter with the first complete geologic map of Moon.


Who knew doxxing is as old as the hills, Christian Toto on the director who gave us Red Dawn, Larry Elder on the disgusting assault on blacks whose eyes have been opened, “long before the 1619 Project, Americans knew history didn’t happen in black and white,” and finally a look at a new book on two titans in times of crisis.


With the depressing news of people turning to sloth and eschewing honest work, here’s an uplifting story on so many levels.

Enjoy the weekend and tune out the news.

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.