Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Perfect Democrats dumb choices and reflexively blame someone else for the choice..

Woman Who Blamed Trump for Husband’s Death Is Prolific Donor to Democrats  
The Arizona woman who blamed President Trump for her 68-year-old husband’s death after he ingested a substance used to clean fish tanks, is a Democrat who has donated thousand of dollars to Democratic groups and candidates, the Washington Free Beacon has found.
Although local and national media outlets withheld the couple’s names, the Washington Free Beacon established their identities through descriptions in local news reports, where the pair were identified by their first names and ages: Gary, 68, and Wanda, 61. The Free Beacon is withholding their identities at Wanda’s request.
The couple took chloroquine phosphate—a different and deadly form of the chloroquine drug touted by Trump—to protect themselves from the the coronavirus.
“We saw Trump on TV — every channel — and all of his buddies and that this was safe,” the woman told NBC News. “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.”
According to The Free Beacon, the woman’s most recent donations were sent in late February to a Democratic PAC called the 314 Action Fund, which bills itself as the “pro-science resistance.”
The PAC has repeatedly blasted the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and even highlighted the couple’s case on Facebook to slam the White House for “throwing its approval behind an experimental case before it’s time.”
According to Federal Election Commission records, over the past few years, Wanda has also donated to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and EMILY’s List, a liberal group that aims to elect pro-choice female candidates.
Wanda told the Free Beacon that she and her husband were both Democrats, not Trump supporters. They heard about the potential benefits of chloroquine, an antimalarial drug, in news reports. She decided at the “spur of the moment” to try taking it, but reached for a fish tank cleaner in her pantry that contains chloroquine phosphate, a different and deadly form of the chemical. The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for the use of chloroquine to treat coronavirus on Sunday.
“We weren’t big supporters of [Trump], but we did see that they were using it in China and stuff,” Wanda told the Free Beacon. “And we just made a horrible, tragic mistake,” she said. “It was stupid, and it was horrible, and we should have never done it. But it’s done and now I’ve lost my husband. And my whole life was my husband.”
“We didn’t think it would kill us,” she added. “We thought if anything it would help us ‘cus that’s what we’ve been hearing on the news.”
Wanda’s initial comments blaming Trump spurred numerous reports in the media suggesting that Trump was to blame for her husband’s death in numerous reports. Many in the media also suggested that the couple were ignorant Trump supporters who were blindly led astray by their leader. Prominent Never-Trumpers like George Conway and Rick Wilson took to Twitter to accuse the president of being somehow complicit.
Despite the media naysayers, initial studies and anecdotal evidence are proving hydroxychloroquine to be an effective treatment for COVID-19.
A doctor in New York said in a recent interview that he has successfully treated 699 coronavirus patients using hydroxychloroquine  in combination with azithromycin (Z-Pak), and zinc sulfate.
“Wanda” has a history of mental illness, significant health issues, and apparently had a rocky relationship with her deceased husband.
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Court records show the wife who fed her husband fish cleaner (poison?) has a history of mental illness (paranoia, depression) and had considered divorcing her husband as far back as 2012.

The Lefts sanctimony and arrogance is inversely proportional to their usefulness.

Mainstream media mocks White House appearance of 'My Pillow Guy' Mike Lindell despite contribution to virus fight

China wet markets reopen... a veneer of civilization amidst disease and animal cruelty

'The markets have gone back to operating in exactly the same way as they did before coronavirus'

Ever the totalitarians...

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown pleaded with world leaders to form a temporary global government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, The Guardian reported.

What are the details?

Brown — who's left-of-center politically and was the head of the U.K.'s Labour Party — was a central figure behind international efforts to combat the Great Recession a decade ago, the paper said, adding that he believes a coalition of leaders, including those from the health field and international organizations, should have executive powers to coordinate the response.
"This is not something that can be dealt with in one country," Brown said, The Guardian noted. "There has to be a coordinated global response."
He also said his proposed global task force would fight the crisis in two ways: By finding a vaccine and organizing production, purchasing, and preventing profiteering, the paper noted.
More from The Guardian:
Many countries have announced economic packages in the past two weeks but Brown said a task force could: make sure the efforts of central banks were coordinated; take steps to prevent the record flight of capital from emerging market economies; and agree a joint approach to the use of government spending to boost growth.

Brown said there had been resistance in 2008 to using the G20 as a vehicle for tackling the financial crisis, but that it should be clear to world leaders that there was no possibility of a go-it-alone approach working.
"We need some sort of working executive," Brown added to the paper. "If I were doing it again, I would make the G20 a broader organization because in the current circumstances you need to listen to the countries that are most affected, the countries that are making a difference and countries where there is the potential for a massive number of people to be affected — such as those in Africa."

What was the reaction?

As you might expect, Brown's idea of a temporary global government was met with just a bit of resistance, as evidenced by Twitter users' comments, including those of former UK Independence Party leader Gerard Batten:
Others called Brown's idea "a Trojan Horse for much worse" and said he "wants to enslave humanity."
"If Gordon Brown can call for a global government to tackle the COVID-19 then it's time to wake up and realize the New World Order is being put in place in our own very eyes," another user said.
Brexit leader Nigel Farage was equally blunt:

Nancy Pelosi blames Trump for coronavirus deaths. But footage shows she downplayed virus after Trump took action.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has laid responsibly for American deaths from the coronavirus at President Donald Trump's feet, claiming his "delayed" response to the virus is costing American lives.
Pelosi said on CNN over the weekend:
The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it continues his delaying in getting equipment to where it's needed, is deadly.

As the president fiddles, people are dying.
But just one month ago, as COVID-19 was ravaging China and beginning to emerge in the west, Pelosi told her constituents to practically ignore warnings about the virus.
Amid concerns that Chinese Americans were experiencing racial backlash, Pelosi urged San Franciscans to visit San Fran's Chinatown, referring to COVID-19 as some far-away reality.
"It's exciting to be here, especially at this time, to be able to be unified with our community," the California Democrat said on Feb. 24. "We want to be vigilant about what is out there in other places. We want to be careful about how we deal with it, but we do want to say to people 'Come to Chinatown, here we are — we're, again, careful, safe — and come join us.'"

Just two days after Pelosi's pronouncement, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story titled, "Get ready now for probable coronavirus pandemic in U.S., federal officials warn."
But some of Trump's response to COVID-19 was actually proactive.
In late January, just days after the first American COVID-19 case was confirmed in Seattle, the Trump administration announced travel restrictions on China and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for U.S. citizens returning from China's Hubei province, where COVID-19 originated.

Economic illiteracy and arrogant entitlement...the gimme crowd speaks

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis
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In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 photo, Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates are suddenly unemployed due the the coronavirus pandemic. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak saying it may be their only option. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis are among many cities that have temporarily banned evictions, but advocates for the strike are demanding that rent payments be waived, not delayed, for those in need during the crisis. The rent strike idea has taken root in parts of North America and as far away as London.
White sheets are being hung in apartment windows to show solidarity with the movement that is gaining steam on Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. Fliers urging people to participate are being posted in several cities, including bus stops in St. Louis, where 27-year-old Kyle Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates have suddenly found themselves unemployed. Their property manager so far hasn’t agreed to a payment plan, Kofron said.
“For me personally, with everyone losing their jobs and unable to pay, it’s really the only thing we can do,” Kofron said of the strike. “It’s just like we the people have to do something. We just can’t stand idly by while the system takes us for a ride.”
Stay-at-home orders and strict limits on gathering sizes have forced shops, restaurants and bars to shut down indefinitely. Many service industry workers thrust into unemployment are living paycheck-to-paycheck in the best of times. Now, many say they don’t have the money to pay rent.
Some politicians have expressed support, if not directly for a strike, then for a temporary rent moratorium, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
In New York, the state hit hardest so far by the pandemic, Democratic state Sen. Mike Gianaris of Queens introduced a bill that would forgive rent and mortgage payments for 90 days for people and small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus. It has 21 co-sponsors.
“Tenants can’t pay rent if they can’t earn a living. Let’s #CancelRent for 90 days to keep people in their homes during the #coronavirus crisis,” Gianaris said on Twitter.
Strike advocates aren’t waiting for legislative approval. Activist organizations in many places are leading the push for a strike. A group called Rent Strike 2020 is organizing on the national level.
“Our demands to every Governor, in every state, are extremely simple: freeze rent, mortgage, and utility bill collection for 2 months, or face a rent strike,” Rent Strike 2020′s website states.
Advocates in St. Louis are encouraging those who can afford rent to join the movement in solidarity with those who can’t. Without a large number of participants, landlords will simply evict strikers, said Chris Winston, of For the People STL.
Others say a rent strike could further worsen the economy if landlords and property managers themselves are forced to default on loans. Some strike advocates have urged banks to suspend requiring payments from landlords and property management companies so that those groups can better absorb their own financial losses from a rent strike or moratorium.
Matthew Chase, an eviction attorney in St. Louis County, said property management companies and landlords have employees to pay, utility bills and other costs. A widespread rent strike could force them to lay off their own workers, cut back on property maintenance or even close apartment complexes.
Chase cited one client who relies on income from renting a couple of homes.
“She’s the big, bad landlord to these rent strike folks,” Chase said.
Nick Kasoff, who lives in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, calls himself a “small-time landlord.” He had words of warning for anyone refusing to pay their rent.
“Courts are closed, but they won’t be closed forever,” Kasoff wrote on Facebook. “If you choose not to pay rent when you are able, your landlord will be down there filing an eviction the day they open back up. You will lose your home, ruin your credit, and make it difficult to get any sort of decent housing in the future. A ‘rent strike’ isn’t going to liquidate capitalism and make you a homeowner, it’s going to demolish your credit and make you homeless.”
AP Photojournalist Jeff Roberson in St. Louis contributed to this report.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The casual arrogance of the bureaucrat

The Impeachment That Killed Americans

Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union address (YouTube screenshot) 

The lethal price tag for the months of the Impeach Trump obsession by Democrats is now in — and rising.
Over there at Breitbart, Joel Pollak, one of the serious journalists of the day, has put together this telling timeline that shows exactly what Democrats were doing as the coronavirus loomed. Here’s the link to Joel’s story — and here’s his very revealing timeline:
  • January 11: Chinese state media report the first known death from an illness originating in the Wuhan market.
  • January 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi and House Democrats celebrate the “solemn” occasion with a signing ceremony, using commemorative pens.
  • January 21: The first person with coronavirus arrives in the United States from China, where he had been in Wuhan.
  • January 23: The House impeachment managers make their opening arguments for removing President Trump.
  • January 23: China closes off the city of Wuhan completely to slow the spread of coronavirus to the rest of China.
  • January 30: Senators begin asking two days of questions of both sides in the president’s impeachment trial.
  • January 30: The World Health Organization declares a global health emergency as coronavirus continues to spread.
  • January 31: The Senate holds a vote on whether to allow further witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.
  • January 31: President Trump declares a national health emergency and imposes a ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden calls Trump’s decision “hysterical xenophobia … and fear-mongering.”
  • February 2: The first death from coronavirus outside China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 3: House impeachment managers begin closing arguments, calling Trump a threat to national security.
  • February 4: President Trump talks about coronavirus in his State of the Union address; Pelosi rips up every page.
  • February 5: The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, 52-48 and 53-47.
  • February 5: House Democrats finally take up coronavirus in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia.
     And there, in black and white, is exactly the problem. Republicans at the time warned that Democrats were so mindlessly obsessed with impeachment that other issues were being routinely ignored. Immigration, trade, health care, and on and on went the list of concerns that were being ignored in favor of the impeachment obsession.
    But there was another issue Democrats were ignoring while they spent their time impeaching the president. A very, very big issue that involved life or death.
    The American Spectator’s Dov Fischer took it head on right here. His title: 
    The Real Threat to Our Democracy During Coronavirus
    Pelosi, Schiff & Co. were too busy dragging the country through impeachment to pay attention to ominous developments in Asia.
    Dov Fischer nailed it exactly.
    Yes, indeed, while all that impeachment obsession was happening, the coronavirus was making its debut. Note well in the Pollak timeline this date — January 11, the day that “Chinese state media report the first known death from an illness originating in the Wuhan market.” And with that virus news out there, a mere four days later, Speaker Pelosi focuses not on that — but on holding the House vote that impeaches the president, followed by an elaborately staged spectacle in which she signs her name to the documents with a stash of 30 gold pens resting on a silver tray. Then, in another elaborately staged spectacle, she formally parades the articles through the halls of the Capitol to deliver them to the Senate.
    Then there is January 21, a full 10 days after news of the virus has gone public — and the first known person who had been in Wuhan arrives in America. Carrying the virus. Two days later Pollak notes this:
    • January 23: The House impeachment managers make their opening arguments for removing President Trump.
    • January 23: China closes off the city of Wuhan completely to slow the spread of coronavirus to the rest of ChinaAnd not to be forgotten: on January 31, President Trump announced this, per the Washington Post:
      Trump administration announces mandatory quarantines in response to coronavirus
      Announcement comes as U.S. airlines cancel flights to China amid growing fears
      Mere days later, on February 4, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address, in which he said this:
      Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting infectious diseases. We are coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the coronavirus outbreak in China. My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat.
      And the reaction to that speech from the Pelosi Democrats?
      Famously, when the president reached the end of his speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi ostentatiously stood and ripped the speech in half. That doesn’t count the Democrat members who made a point of walking out on the speech or labeling it, as Pelosi did, a “pack of lies.”
      But at last, the next day, February 5, the impeachment drama ended as it was known to end months earlier — with the president’s acquittal. And only then, a full 26 days after the virus was made public, and a full 16 days after it had arrived in America, did House Democrats get around to a same-day hearing on the virus that had been metastasizing for almost a month while they made the country focus on impeachment.
      Let’s say that again.
      There is the president of the United States, having days earlier quite publicly restricted travel from China — which he was attacked by Democrats for doing — now specifically using his State of the Union speech to issue a warning about the coronavirus and saying that his “administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat.”
      Pelosi’s contemptuous response was to tear up the speech — calling it a “pack of lies.” Now, the virus she and her colleagues had so blatantly ignored in favor of impeachment has now spread and resulted in, as this is written, 94 dead Americans.
      The question now: When will Pelosi and Adam Schiff and the impeachment Democrats be held accountable for such an incredibly gross politicization of a deadly serious global pandemic, a politicization that held the U.S. government and the lives of Americans effectively hostage while they played impeachment politics — an impeachment politics that has now proved fatal to almost a hundred Americans?
      Just asking.