The scariest thing about this pandemic is not the virus itself, it’s seeing American so easily bow down & give up their blood bought freedom to corrupt politicians who promise them safety
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) April 29, 2020
Well, I’m bummed.
We’ve been procrastinating on replacing our main cable TV box for about a year. It started acting up, rebooting on its own and freezing up, about last spring. But we resisted the company coming out to replace it because we had a huge DVR-ed library of movies and other things we depended on when nothing else was of particular interest on live TV. Yeah, I said, “had”, as upon waking yesterday the box was dead and basically on ‘life support’… the power light was glowing ‘on’ which meant it was still taking in electricity, but nothing else. Even with rebooting a few times the box still ‘flatlined’. So, cable guy came out yesterday and swapped it out for a new one. I quickly accepted the entertainment surplus loss, and went about checking the schedules for a week ahead for our STARZ account and Turner Classic Movies to set-up DVR recordings for movies, and re-set auto-record for the hubby’s car shows on Discovery. My daughter’s Disney stuff will be harder to find reruns on, and we lost all movies I had recorded while we had HBO.
Oh well, my bad, whatever.
Bigger fish to drop into boiling oil…
Washington Times writer Jessica Chasmar on FaceBook: “We’re bred as Americans to reject authoritarianism. It’s an assault on everything we stand for. I watched the lockdowns, quarantines and surveillance in Asia and Europe and assured my friends and family “that can never happen here.” But it did. We were willing to accept it for a while. A surprisingly long while. We did what we were asked. We flattened the curve. Now it’s time to let the people decide what’s best for themselves and get the hell out of our way.”
FREE AMERICA NOW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2020
Dennis Prager: Our Dress Rehearsal for a Police State
All my life, I have dismissed paranoids on the right (“America is headed to communism”) and the left (“It can happen here” — referring to fascism). It’s not that I’ve ever believed liberty was guaranteed. Being familiar with history and a pessimist regarding the human condition, I never believed that.
But the ease with which police state tactics have been employed and the equal ease with which most Americans have accepted them have been breathtaking.
People will argue that a temporary police state has been justified because of the allegedly unique threat to life posed by the new coronavirus. I do not believe the data will bear that out. Regardless, let us at least agree that we are closer to a police state than ever in American history.
“Police state” does not mean totalitarian state. America is not a totalitarian state; we still have many freedoms. In a totalitarian state, this article could not be legally published, and if it were illegally published, I would be imprisoned and/or executed. But we are presently living with all four of the key hallmarks of a police state: …
NBC News: Reversing course, House won’t return to D.C. next week because of coronavirus threat: “We made a judgment that we will not come back next week,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a phone call with reporters. … These people must forfeit their pay while they refuse to return to the people’s work, and it’s not to be back-paid when they return.
The Left Acting Badly, as Usual…
So now that Chris Cuomo admits he was out of his basement and breaking quarantine will anyone at CNN care to comment on why the network staged a Lazarus act a full week later? @mdornic
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2020
Seriously? You massively broke quarantine, staged your own Lazarus moment, your wife pushes quack cures, and you have the brass to lecture anyone??
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 29, 2020
Limp dick Fredo…
Sure – it is just a lie. I was past quarantine. Was never in public. My fam was cursed at in our own backyard by a guy with an open case for allegedly biting a man’s hands. Those are facts ignored by trump grumps
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) April 29, 2020
Here’s your wife’s blog post. You had a fever and you were in quarantine according to her that day.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2020
Limp dick Fredo’s nipple pierced bruh-tha…
— Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) April 29, 2020
Ummm… Whether they’re ‘unused’ or ‘used’ it’s not a good idea, Guv’ner, especially after you screamed for them and the influx of respirators/ventilators and ended up not using all you demanded.
FNC (VIDEO): Lawrence Jones rips Hillary Clinton’s new call not to ‘waste’ the COVID-19 crisis: Hillary Clinton’s universal health care push doesn’t make sense when big government can’t even nail basic facets down… … The dog poop you seem to be unable to scrape from the bottom of your shoe.
FNC (VIDEO): Tucker rips YouTube for pulling ‘problematic’ coronavirus video: ‘Censorship never is about science’ … Anything that counters their “We MUST stay in lockdown for the next couple of years until a 110% effective vaccine is developed and administered to every single person” is to be silenced and buried in an un-marked grave out in the wilderness. It’s just like countering the “climate change! We’re all gonna die!” narrative. You hear about a scientific ‘consensus’ on “climate change” and the vast number of real scientists and meteorologists have been silenced or even demonized for years now.
Mike Huckabee (VIDEO): YouTube must answer for pulling down doctors’ video: ‘Something is wrong with that’
Comrade Bill Dickhead…
My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 29, 2020
What's crazy is that de Blasio adds "and all communities" to this tweet when in reality that's how the tweet should have begun in the first place.
What a stunningly awful thing for him to say. https://t.co/pHO9DogJWk
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) April 29, 2020
"My message to all communities, looking at you jews." https://t.co/csO18Rh59w
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2020
So here's de Blasio encouraging Muslims to gather in large groups by going and getting free meals at specific sites just five days before he singled out Jews for attending a funeral outdoors. It's almost like he treats the two groups differently or something. https://t.co/z8biDdj5J8
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) April 29, 2020
To the Muslim New Yorkers beginning their celebrations tonight who need halal meals, we have them across our 400+ grab and go meal sites, and are bringing hundreds of thousands more to the 32 sites most frequented by our Muslim communities. Go to https://t.co/CXRUjdE37k for more.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 23, 2020
The same people who say “Chinese Virus” is hateful & racist are eerily silent about Bill De Blasio’s insanely anti-Semitic “message to the Jewish Community” last night
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 29, 2020
Twitchy: Police department’s homicide division investigating case of man who died after ingesting fish-tank cleaner … Hint: She’s an anti-Trumper and has a history of ‘domestic issues’.
Last week, Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon followed up on the story of Gary Lenius, the Arizona man whose death from chloroquine phosphate poisoning made national news. His wife Wanda claimed they both ingested aquarium cleaner because they heard Trump mention chloroquine — the drug, not the stuff used to clean fish tanks — during one of his briefings on COVID-19 the Chinese virus. And that’s all Wanda needed to say in order for 99% of the American news media to treat the story with complete credulity. They saw a way to blame Trump for someone’s death, and they ran with it.
But is it true? Is that how it happened?
Goodman talked to Mr. Lenius’s friends, who said it was “wildly out of character” for him to do that. In addition, Mrs. Lenius was charged with assaulting her husband shortly after they were married in 2000, and later she sued the John Deere company, her former employer, claiming the “gender and age discrimination” she experienced there gave her such severe PTSD that it could be triggered by the mere sight of a John Deere sign. Something stinks about the whole thing, and it’s not just the guppies in the Lenius family’s fish tank…
… If it turns out there’s no evidence of a crime, so be it. But Gary Lenius isn’t here to defend himself, and a lot of people assume he was some sort of moron who ate poison because he thought Trump told him to. If you’re not skeptical about that, I can’t make you more curious. But you can’t make me less curious….
Incredible data from Oregon suggesting much of the recent rise in all-cause mortality is lockdown rather than #Covid related – that people may simply be dying at home because they are too frightened to go to hospitals and failing to get medical treatment for other conditions. pic.twitter.com/1gY7BwQze7
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) April 29, 2020
"tie to COVID19 unclear"… Didn't they get the CDC memo that COVID19 is to be put down as CoD without even testing to see if the deceased had it?
— Maggie (@drillanwr) April 29, 2020
BI: People Are Now Hoarding a Heartburn Drug Researched as Potential COVID-19 Treatment … For the love of God… STOP! Famotidine. Our special needs daughter Lizzie has to take this 2x/day for her acid reflux. And this was after her previous OTC acid reducer was recalled for suspected carcinogen reasons. And now we’ll have trouble finding this one in the damn store(s)??
Glenn Reynolds: “Solution: Just get Trump to praise it. Press will report that Trump says heartburn causes Covid-19. Problem solved.”