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Weekend Reads: “Oh, God! Is It Lent Again Already?”

Ah! “Ladyhawke”, with a young Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Rutger Hauer. It’s a pretty good movie. Look for it for a viewing. I’ve not seen it in years. I’ll have to pull the DVD out this weekend. Anyhow, that’s one of my favorite scenes. As a matter of fact, the first time I watched the movie I busted a gut laughing over it because it came out of nowhere.

Yeah, it’s Lent again. However, Lent in the 21st century is a little different than when the Roman Catholic Church established the ‘sacrificing’ and ‘meatless’ ritual decree. I have read where the church had some sort of arraignment with fish marketers in order to boost their sales by forbidding meat-eating during Lent. I don’t know about that. But I do know that by today’s markets being expected to partake of fish instead of meat is not really a ‘sacrifice’. Hell, I’d eat fish several meals a week, if I could afford it. Fish is expensive in general, and the cheaper types of fish are constantly being deemed unsafe due to mercury and other pollutants. So, while I do try to revert to some fish for my family’s meals during Lent, I don’t shy away from having replaced fish with chicken years ago for meatless Fridays. Eh, as long as Spring is around the corner.

On we go…

Polipickles:

Breitbart: Superdelegates Signal They Won’t Back Bernie Sanders in a Contested Convention: ‘Overwhelming Opposition’ … Hey, I’m old enough (barely) to remember the Democrat Convention in Chicago 1968. We’re in the era of ‘rebooting’. 1968 DNC Convention redux, starring the Bernie Bolsheviks and mob rioting with the other democrat party members???

BPR (VIDEO): Socialist Bernie supporters cheer wildly when S.C. mayor calls them ‘bunch of radicals’ and ‘revolutionaries’

Emily Zanotti: Dem Donor Demands Schumer, Pelosi Step In To Stop Bernie Sanders. It Doesn’t Appear They Will. … Nancy was asked the other day as she waddled through the halls of Congress if she would support Bernie and she said “yes”. And the establishment dem leadership is shitting their pants because of the dem-socialist revolutionaries in their freshman class, led by the asinine Alexandria Sandy-nista. The fact remains, the democrat party is not only fractured but the remaining party elders are willingly jumping into the fissure instead of leading the confused and frightened party away from the plunge. The democrats have done more in the last three years to oust a duly elected president instead of tactically removing the non-party member cancerous communist tumor that has been feeding off their party for decades. And now he’s about to destroy them all.

David Harsanyi: How Can Bernie Sanders Happen in America? There are many good reasons not to normalize socialism here. … Well, for decades the democrat party, once it went full-‘liberal’/Progressive constantly announced how they are a party with “a big tent” where everyone is welcome. Okay. Well, as I and others have been pointing out their aversion to practical and protective ‘walls’ let in the political parasite Bernie Sanders (and others, like AOC and her “Squad”), and now they are at terminal status and are being eaten alive…

LI: ‘Berners’ With Bullhorns Take Their Bernie War to the Homes of Opponents: As if Bernie Bros were not bad enough, Berners are taking it to a new low, and not surprisingly, some of them are fanatical anti-Israel activists schooled in disruption and harassment. … About that democrat plan to abolish the Second Amendment and citizens’ private gun ownership…

Yeah, every lefty today wants to be the next Angela Davis or Bill Ayers. Go to Hell, Bern-outs.

Guy Sorman: The Time-Warp Socialist: Bernie Sanders’s vision has been refuted by reality—and history.

Thomas Lifson: Bernie Sanders is hiding critical heart health information: What would happen if the Democrats’ nominee is incapacitated or worse between July and November 3? It’s an important question — as serious as a heart attack … I own-up to wondering about this myself.

FLASHBACK: May 2016 … The year Hillary stole the dem nomination from Bernie…

The 2020 Trump fan redux…

IBD FLASHBACK (2016): Bernie Sanders: ‘Democratic Socialist’ Or Out-And-Out Stalinist? … The democrat party and the MSM has known exactly what this bloke is forever. And so, “Damn you all! Damn you all to Hell!” … And fuck you too…

Daniel Greenfield: Bernie Sanders is Funded by the Wealthiest Zip Codes in America: Tech industry bros and trust-fund hipsters are buying the nomination for Bernie.

Too bad the Bernie bros and the rest of the ardent “dem-socialists” refuse to recognize this incessant fact of history repeating itself every time this ideology of almighty government worship is tried. Look at the killing fields in the Vietnam region. Look at the current 1 in 3 starvation data in Venezuela. People in Cuba have been at starvation level for well-over 1/2 a century since the “Revolution”.

And ALWAYS in these uber socialist and communist regimes the vast masses who vote it in or are subjected to it as a result of violent ‘revolution’ are the ones starving and suffering poverty and disease. It is a two-link ‘food chain’, every time … the lower link the weakest link. It is the rulers and the party members and their families that become wealthy and privileged. Hugo Chavez’s daughter is worth millions. The Castro family is filthy rich. Maduro is still fat and dressed in expensive suits and uniforms. The Ch-Com government officials are filthy rich, as were the Soviet ruling class. Socialism/communism doesn’t create one equal class. It creates two classes, the have-it-alls and the will-never-have-anythings and those in the second class can never climb out of their doom because it is forbidden. And this is why those here in the U.S., the Bernie Bolsheviks, who’ve grown up never realizing how privileged they’ve been and how they can make life what they want/need because of freedom and opportunity, welcome socialism/communism… because they believe (wealthy CEOs/Hollywood celebs/democrats/etc.) they will be in that upper class of the two class system. It’s the rest of us they seek to squash … and that, as always is the case, is what will happen to the Bernie bros who have been flocking around him at rallies and threatening in the streets. Again, it is and always will be called “useful idiots” for a scientifically proven reason.

Paul Bedard: Green New Deal: $75,000 per house in first year, $40,000 after … And this is just the GND. Wait until you get a-load of Bernie’s healthcare and free college for all, especially illegal aliens.

Bread and Butter Polipickles…

RCP: AG Bill Barr: Progressives Want To “Convert Us Into 25-Year-Olds Living In The Government’s Basement” … I’m pretty sure this is a very clear, concise and accurate indisputable statement.

UPDATE – FNC: Appeals court dismisses Dem effort to force ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to testify … **BOOM!!!** Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi hardest hit.

UPDATE 2 Ace: Trump Nominates Representative John Ratcliffe, Deep State Scourge, as Director of National Intelligence … Git`er done, John!

Victoria Taft: Feds Back Off Jailing Michael Flynn After Stunning New Evidence That Gov’t ‘Lied’ and ‘Framed’ Him

JTN: Michael Flynn seeks total exoneration, not pardon, says his attorney: Sidney Powell says case could ‘be over in a week’ once ‘altered 302’ examined in DOJ review … Good, and then after he is exonerated make Flynn the DNI Chief and let him clean house all the way to the basement.

I-UK: Philip Haney: FBI to investigate death of DHS whistleblower, initially thought to be suicide: Official who spoke out against Homeland Security practices during Obama administration was found shot dead … Well now.

WashTimes: Trump on pace for record Hispanic vote … Hispanics who came here legally do not like illegal immigration, or the politics that encourages it.

PJM: Kay Coles James to CPAC: ‘I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired—of Winning!’

FNC: Dean Cain’s and Kristy Swanson’s ‘FBI Lovebirds’ Strzok-Page performance brings down the house at CPAC

“Contagion” Report:

NYPost: Pope Francis sick a day after supporting coronavirus sufferers

Pope Francis has come down with a “slight indisposition,” forcing him to cancel a planned Mass in Rome, just a day after he expressed his solidarity with coronavirus sufferers around the world — and as the disease continues to spread across Italy….

Meanwhile, 400 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, and 12 people have died. Most of the cases have been reported in northern Italy.
Three cases were reported in Rome, but each person has already recovered.

During a General Audience in St. Peter’s Square on Ash Wednesday, the pope expressed his support for coronavirus sufferers….

Francis has not specifically met with coronavirus sufferers, but shook hands with the faithful in the front row during the audience. He also kissed a baby during his popemobile spin through St. Peter’s Square and greeted visiting bishops.

But the clergy members appeared to refrain from kissing his ring or embracing him as they normally would.

Sac-Bee: First U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin confirmed in Northern California, CDC says: “The individual had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual…”

DC: California Governor Gavin Newsom Says State Is Monitoring 8,400 Coronavirus Cases … There are huge areas of California like homeless enclaved San Francisco and L.A. that are extremely fertile ground for a major blowout infestation of this virus to thrive and spread. And while the democrats and MSM try their damnedest to tie this Coronavirus around Pres. Trump’s neck and hang him, California has nobody but themselves and their complacent and corrupt local/state governments and their lazy residents to blame.

CNS News: Mark Levin: What’s in Democrats’ Coronavirus Containment Plan – Besides Open Borders?

Breitbart: China Floats Theory the Coronavirus Had Foreign Origins: Dr. Zhong Nanshan, China’s “top respiratory specialist” according to state-run media, on Thursday floated a completely unsubstantiated theory that the Wuhan coronavirus did not originate in China. … Sure, we believe you.

VIDEO: Levin: The last people I want playing doctor are Pelosi and Schumer: ‘Unfreedom of the Press’ author Mark Levin speaks out against Democrats politicizing and weaponizing the coronavirus outbreak.

Ryan Saavedra: ‘BDS THIS’: Israel Makes ‘Exciting Breakthrough’ In Race For Coronavirus Vaccine … Yeah, can’t wait to see the anti-Semitic left’s reaction if/when this works.

NYPost: Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab

CNBC: WHO says coronavirus entered Iran ‘undetected,’ warns outbreak could be worse than is known

Stephen Green: What Will the Left Do When a Billion-Jillion Americans Don’t Die of Coronavirus?

Heads-Up when treating the Coronavirus and any other flu virus and/or fever. Be very careful using OTC drugs for fever and pain, especially with children, the elderly, people with compromised medical status, and pregnant women. Pharmacists in drug stores and department stores will always answer your questions and advise you what is best and what you shouldn’t be using. A lot of the OTC stuff on store shelves are weak at best, if not useless sugared snake oils. The pharmacist knows and will tell you…

In the last few years the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic has been given a fresh look, with some researches concluding a percentage of the deaths could be attributed to aspirin itself. Interesting read from a 2009 report that was re-visited a year ago about how some of the Spanish Flu deaths were caused by the use of aspirin on infected patients. A couple speculations on various deficiencies caused by the drug. But recall a few decades ago during a flu outbreak they were finding children having major long-term brain/neuro ramifications and deaths due to being treated with aspirin. Reye Syndrome. That’s when people stopped giving children aspirin all together for fever. I never gave my kids/Grandkids aspirin. Anyhow, sometimes in a panicked effort to treat something it may end up making things worse. I just thought the report was pretty interesting, given the early 20th century pandemic. the Wiki entry states that “the syndrome may have first been reported in 1929”. But I’ll bet if they could gather forensic evidence (impossible, I know) they might find Reye Syndrome really was an issue during the Spanish influenza pandemic deaths and post-physical ailments before 1929.

CID: Salicylates and Pandemic Influenza Mortality, 1918–1919 Pharmacology, Pathology, and Historic Evidence

Wiki:

The syndrome is named after Dr. Douglas Reye, who, along with fellow physicians Drs. Graeme Morgan and Jim Baral, published the first study of the syndrome in 1963 in The Lancet.[18] In retrospect, the occurrence of the syndrome may have first been reported in 1929. Also in 1964, Dr. George Johnson and colleagues published an investigation of an outbreak of influenza B that described 16 children who developed neurological problems, four of whom had a profile remarkably similar to Reye syndrome. Some investigators refer to this disorder as Reye-Johnson syndrome, although it is more commonly called Reye syndrome. In 1979, Dr. Karen Starko and colleagues conducted a case-control study in Phoenix, Arizona, and found the first statistically-significant link between aspirin use and Reye syndrome.[19] Studies in Ohio and Michigan soon confirmed her findings[20] pointing to the use of aspirin during an upper respiratory tract or chickenpox infection as a possible trigger of the syndrome. Beginning in 1980, the CDC cautioned physicians and parents about the association between Reye syndrome and the use of salicylates in children and teenagers with chickenpox or virus-like illnesses. In 1982 the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory, and in 1986 the Food and Drug Administration required a Reye syndrome-related warning label for all aspirin-containing medications.[21]

Not a huge fan of the WHO, but here is a Twitter Thread Unroll to their latest news:

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros #coronavirus

Meanwhile, our politically hyper-charged MSM are already infected with critical illness…

BPR: ‘CNN infected with TDS’: Trish Regan takes Dems and media cohorts to task for fueling coronavirus

The left are experts in ‘fueling’ shit with their fakeness

CBS Philly: Philadelphia Police Release Images Of Suspect Wanted For Spray-Painting Racial Slurs On Cecil B. Moore Mural … Philly has its own Jussie Smollett.

Breitbart: Billy Idol Backs NYC Policy Paying People to Report Idling Vehicles to Fight Global Warming … Cool, Billy’s joined the left’s neo-STASIs.

MORE:

Awwww, it’s so tough and dangerous being in the news biz these days. Like the democrat party, the MSM has gaping wounds of self-infliction..

BPR: ‘Mean girl’ reporter who once wrote a piece on ‘casual racism’ caught in a very bad look

BPR: MSNBC suspends analyst who trashed Bernie supporters as ‘racist white liberals’ and ‘misfit black girls’

USAToday: ABC News suspends veteran correspondent over comments captured in undercover Project Veritas video

Twitchy: ‘Watch out, everybody’: Christiane Amanpour warns her fellow ‘pillars of democracy and freedom’ that leaders are trying to delegitimize the MSM

Jonathan Turley: The Immaculate Concession? Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin Posts Bizarre Claim Involving The Democratic Counsel From Trump Impeachment Hearing: “I rarely call out writers or academics for criticism of my writings or positions. Yet, I have rarely encountered a more demonstrably (and almost comically) false statement as the one that appeared in Rubin’s column.” … Well, she really does know so little about so much, you know.

Twitchy: ‘Helium-voiced little b*tch’: James Woods DROPS Brian Stelter like a sack of ‘taters’ for using a possible catastrophe to attack Trump

Twitchy: Let’s drive to Hawaii! CNBC gives CNN a run for their mapmaking prowess

DM UK: Eight out of 10 people working in arts or culture say they stay silent about supporting conservative ideologies because they risk being bullied and ostracized, new study reveals

Samuel Chamberlain: ‘The Unauthorized History of Socialism’: Mao’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ kills millions in China

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