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COVID-19 Lockdown: The Never-Ending Story … It’s The Song That Never Ends

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.”

The Sun (2/2020): SEALED IN VIRUS TOMB Coronavirus patients WELDED into homes in China as death toll spirals to 813

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: …

WSJ: Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No: The speed with which officials shuttered the economy appears not to be a factor in Covid deaths.

DC: Brit Hume Cites Two Reasons Why The Case For National Lockdown Is Getting ‘Weaker And Weaker’

Meanwhile…

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.

Jeff Reynolds: The Atlantic Favors the Chinese Communist Party’s Approach to Free Speech

Newsweek: Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with Millions of U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research

The Left Acting Badly, as Usual…

Twitchy: MAJOR gaslighting in progress as Chris Cuomo lectures Mike Pence on proper coronavirus safety protocols

Limp dick Fredo…

Limp dick Fredo’s nipple pierced bruh-tha…

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’

GWP: As Social Media Giants Continue Their Conservative Bias and Purge – AG Barr Holds Workshop to Discuss How to Best Address Tech Tyranny and Censorship

WSJ: An Experimental Ultraviolet Light Treatment for Covid-19 Takes Political Heat: Trump’s musings prompt social-media censorship of information about an experimental treatment.

Sister Toldja: Hannity Threatens Legal Action Over NYT Piece That Implied His Comments Contributed to Man’s Wuhan Virus Death

Comrade Bill Dickhead…

Bonchie: Bill de Blasio Threatens to Arrest Jews In Bonkers Tweet, Gets Rightly Dragged In Response

David Marcus: Bill De Blasio Should Resign Over His Anti-Semitic Tweet: Bill de Blasio has a history of treating Jews in New York as second class citizens. That should end with his resignation.

Ace: New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio to Jews: Drop Dead

Liel Leibovitz: The Blood on de Blasio’s Hands: He bungled his COVID-19 response, plunging the city into a charnel. Now he is blaming the Jews.

Jennie Taer: EXCLUSIVE: NYPD Union President Calls de Blasio ‘An Idiot’ For Asking Officers To ‘Violate People’s Rights’

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’.

Jim Treacher: Police Investigating Death of Man Whose Wife Said She Gave Him Aquarium Cleaner Because Trump Said It Cured Coronavirus

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….

Indeed!

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.”

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