Here’s the sign of a true leader: labelling a medical crisis a Democratic hoax and using it for personal and political propaganda by covering up facts and diverting blame for incompetence. That explains his putting the least-qualified and most-dangerous person in charge of the government response. No problem: both have god on their side.
And, such action proves again how many stupid people live in the United States who swallow this garbage. Just when leadership is required the authoritarian in sheep’s pelt becomes even more apparent. Grandma, what tiny hands you have! And, brain….
At least, the US has a wall to keep the virus out!
Everything in the universe comes down to simple mathematics. There is surely an explanation for the need to have a Leap Year, but I can’t remember hearing or reading about it. The one thing that this calendar trick proves is the absence of “creative design”. Anyone—Him, Her, or It—creating a universe from scratch would adjust things to have consistent revolutions and not submit so many humans to suffering from lack of birthday celebrations on three out of four years. That’s a lot of forfeited presents, cake, and good wishes. And, how do parents explain to small children why they can’t have a party, especially on the way to Sunday School?
I discovered a remarkable statement in the official minutes of a meeting in 1967 between Charles de Gaulle and the leader of the Soviet Union, Andrei Kosygin. When the latter expressed his dislike of New York, the former replied:
"You must never forget that American has not existed very long It is composed of people who have come from everywhere. It has not always existed like Russia or France. It has no depth nor roots. It has never suffered, never been invaded. Its reactions are always. those of a country that does not know what it is to suffer."
I notice that the geniuses running (ruining?) the United States are employing the same method to combat the coronavirus threat that they use for mass shootings.
I wonder how well that is going to work…
TRUMP PLANS TO DESTROY CORONAVIRUS WITH AN INCREDIBLY MEAN TWEET
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was planning to destroy the coronavirus by sending an “incredibly mean tweet” in its direction.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said that he was already in the process of crafting insults about the virus that would obliterate it once and for all.
In a preview of the mean tweet he is devising, Trump said, “The thing about the virus is it’s incredibly small. It’s smaller than Mike Bloomberg. Once I point that out, the coronavirus won’t know what hit it.”
He added that he was also in the process of coming up with an insulting nickname for the virus.
“It’s going to be something about how small it is,” Trump said. “Something like Lil’ Micro Mini Virus. I’m still working on it, but it’s going to be so mean. You won’t believe how mean it’s going to be.”
Trump was dismissive of the scientists who have raised dire concerns about the virus in recent days. “These so-called experts are the same people who said I needed sunglasses to stare at the eclipse,” he said.
Once again, Americans display their lack of knowledge (history, politic, and culture), needless paranoia, gullibility, and basic herd mentality. Few knew about Cuba, but are easily whipped into a frenzy at the mere mention of the name. No one knows the true nature of communism, an ism so oft bandied about. Few understand the history of the relations between the US and Cuba. Politicians have found and use an easily manipulated symbol to whip us fear and loathing, as well as a weapon to attack opponents.
All I can do is shake my head. I refuse to waste a moment enlightening people too stupid or stubborn to learn and susceptible too falsehoods.
As I have written before, the British press is far more entertaining than the US press. There is always something to mock or laugh about.
Here is one more example of how the government wastes taxpayer money. Almost 400 million (of whatever the Brits call their funny money) is being spent to renovate one wing of Buckingham Palace, the house in London where UK’s richest, tax-exempt woman lives. The country’s infrastructure is crumbling—not that it was ever all that great—the health system is worthless, and homelessness is increasing.
But, the show must go on, no matter the cost. Who cares about the common folk? Certainly not the ones wasting their money.
This just proves that the French are more intelligent: they got rid of royalty centuries ago!
RUTH BADER GINSBURG SAYS TRUMP SHOULD RECUSE HIMSELF
FROM ALL DECISIONS INVOLVING THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Asserting that his personal interests put him in direct conflict with the interests of the United States of America, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has demanded that Donald Trump recuse himself from all decisions involving the future of the U.S.
Speaking from her office at the Supreme Court, Ginsburg said that Trump’s oft-stated allegiance to himself makes it impossible for him to render unbiased decisions on issues affecting people other than himself.
“Since the United States is populated by three hundred and thirty-one million people who are not him, any decision regarding their fates would, by definition, ensnare Trump in an insoluble conflict of interest,” she said.
Ginsburg enumerated a list of issues about which Trump should immediately recuse himself, including immigration, trade, taxes, the social safety net, women’s reproductive rights, health care, the economy, the military, the environment, “and any other issues related to domestic or foreign policy not listed above.”
Ginsburg stressed, however, that, even after recusing himself from those matters, Trump would still be allowed to weigh in on other important decisions, like “what to eat and which channel to watch.”
I noticed another article about how great god’s chose country is. It seems that budget cuts beached all ferries in Alaska but one…and that one broke down. Now, all those islands and communities with no road connection are cut off.
One must only look to Sweden where all ferries are part of the interstate system…and cost nothing. They operate all year and run smoothly. It’s amazing what good government, minimal greed, and no fear of “communism” can achieve. Then again, god didn’t choose Sweden, so maybe that explains things.
I, for one, am pleased that justice is being done by sending Weinstein to jail. I am of the opinion that he is an arrogant jerk. At least one is being handled properly.
Of course, he will probably be pardon by his partner in crimes.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.