No Place to Hide
The Virus known as Corona or Covid 19 has no mercy and plays no favorites. There are few protections, but some do exist. The problem is that one must know them, believe in them, and have the self-discipline to use them. One can take from the media each who does and who doesn’t.
The bigger problem is human stupidity. This is on display in many countries, where the leaders are uncaring idiots. Even in countries where leaders are better, the virus has made an impact. The level of impact has to do with preparation, good policy, and discipline.
I am happy to live in Germany. There are few, if any, better countries.
Trump to Retaliate Against Russia by Sending Jared Kushner to Advise Kremlin on Coronavirus Response
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an act of retaliation against the Russians for sponsoring Taliban attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Donald J. Trump is sending Jared Kushner to the Kremlin to offer advice on its coronavirus response, the White House confirmed on Monday.
“To all those who thought that this President was not taking the Russians’ actions seriously, this response should speak for itself,” the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said. “The President had an array of responses to choose from, and the one he selected is by far the most punishing.”
According to White House insiders, Trump and his advisers debated the response to the Russians for hours before finally settling on the Kushner option late Sunday night.
“Jared Kushner is the most brutal weapon in our arsenal, and deploying him is a decision that no one should ever take lightly,” one adviser said.
McEnany indicated that Kushner will be dispatched to the Kremlin by Monday afternoon and will start advising the Kremlin on ventilators, personal protective equipment, and other coronavirus-related matters as early as Tuesday.
“He will bring Russia to its knees,” she said.
Many in Washington were surprised by the severity of Trump’s retaliation against the Russians, including the esteemed virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“I know that the Russians are our enemies, but I’m still not sure I would wish Jared Kushner on them,” he said.
Saying of the Day
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
Trump Vows to Ban Coronavirus Vaccine If Obama Invented It
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)--Donald J. Trump on Friday threatened to ban a coronavirus vaccine if it turns out that it was invented by former President Barack Obama.
Trump’s threat took members of the White House press corps aback, since there are no reports to date of Obama attempting to invent a vaccine or any other pharmaceutical.
Trump acknowledged that he was not aware of any such activities on Obama’s part, but warned that, if the former President succeeded in inventing a coronavirus vaccine, “I’m not going to let that happen.”
“If Obama came up with a vaccine, it would only be to make me look bad,” he said. “Well, guess what? I’m not going to let him get away with something cute like that. We’re going to move quite powerfully on anything Obama does in terms of a vaccine.”
Trump added that, if former Vice-President Joe Biden is elected President in November, “It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he approved a vaccine Obama invented, just to spite me.”
“Obama and Biden, they’re like two peas in a pod,” Trump said. “If you want a vaccine, vote for Biden. It’ll serve you right.”
A virus worse than corona is ravaging the United States: the stupidity virus. This has hit the Republicans and Republican supporters harder than the rest of the population, because they are immune to reality and truth. No cure is in sight, and nothing seems to be working on anyone. The disease is incurable on living Republicans, but they are “hoping and praying”, because “they have god on their side”. (Just look how well that has worked for folks now and throughout history.)
Has anyone besides me noticed that the jerk, who touts himself as the greatest deal maker, has made no “deals” or only ones detrimental to the American people? Mostly what he has done is undone long-standing treaties that made the world a better place than it would be without those treaties. And, how are the farmers doing with sales to China? Big hullabaloo about meetings with Russia and North Korea were nothing but bluster. A recent example of the inability to close even a simple no-brainer is Japan’s decision not to purchase a missile system he tried to flog off of them, despite the nearby threat of North Korea.
Now, he is claiming that his toughest opponents in deal-making are the Democrats. Democrats: the ones he used to call pushovers and losers. Takes one to know one. Perhaps, because they notice what a charlatan and liar he is. Just like in Oz, the voice is the empty suit and a very small man.
And, don’t even get me started on how he has “managed” the virus pandemic. Any so-called “leader” that wants to take health care away from citizens in the middle of a pandemic—a growing pandemic due to his incompetence—is… words fail me, although every negative noun and adjective apply.
Giuliani No Longer Worst Lawyer in Country
By Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected turn of events for the former New York mayor, a poll of legal experts has determined that Rudolph Giuliani is no longer the worst lawyer in America.
According to the law professor who supervised the poll, Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota Law School, Giuliani’s dethronement from the worst-lawyer championship was all the more shocking because his claim to that title had remained unchallenged for so long.
“Giuliani had faced worthy competition from the likes of Michael D. Cohen and Michael Avenatti and dispatched them with ease,” Logsdon said. “But this new challenger left Rudy in the dust.”
The new titleholder as the nation’s worst lawyer, who won in a nearly unanimous vote, is so egregious that he may cause some legal experts to reassess Giuliani’s career as an attorney. “Compared to our country’s new worst lawyer, Rudy demonstrated the utmost respect for the Constitution and the rule of law,” Logsdon argued.
Reached in the makeup room at Fox News, where he was about to make an on-air appearance, Giuliani took the news of his ouster philosophically. “I had a good run,” he said.
There is a well-known myth—or fact—that Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. At least he did something.
The current wannabe “emperor” does nothing, while his subjects are dying or becoming infected through of his incompetence, ignorance, and inaction. Okay, he does keep busy: cheating at golf, watching Fox News, and telling lies. And he talks garbage, but such a mini-brain is not capable of anything better.
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.