Yesterday, the Labor Department released its weekly jobless numbers and the news is frightening. After 3.3 million people lost their jobs in the prior week, another 6.6 million have filed for unemployment this past week, bringing the total up to nearly 10 million lost jobs in just two weeks. The worst part? The real numbers are probably considerably higher than that because state unemployment websites have been crashing as of late.
Michelle Meyer, chief U.S. economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, put it this way: “What usually takes months or quarters to happen in a recession is happening in a matter of weeks.”
Of course, the reason for this is quite obvious: the Wuhan virus. According to the Labor Department’s report, “The COVID-19 virus continues to impact the number of initial claims. Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus.”
I would argue that the government’s response to the virus, both at the state and federal level, have more of an impact than the virus itself. There is no denying the virus’ own impact (sick and dying people can’t exactly work), but losing 10 million+ jobs in just two weeks shows a far bigger fingerprint from response to the virus than the actual virus.
As of now, we have just hit 5,000+ deaths, with a 1,000+ death increase in a single day (unfortunately, this is a sign that it’s not plateauing). But state-ordered shut-downs are doing far more harm to the American people than the virus is.
Now, don’t even try and accuse me of “putting money over people” here. That is a ridiculous accusation based on nothing, as you all know just how important life is to me. And it’s the value of life that leads me to believe what I believe: we need the economy opened within the next few weeks, if not days. More and more people will lose their jobs. Remember, last week’s 3.3 million jobless claims was a record high… until this week, when that number was DOUBLED. Do you think we won’t reach higher and higher numbers if things don’t change soon?
We are looking at the destruction of the economy here. We are looking at numbers that rival, if not surpass, what this country saw during the Great Depression. And it’s all by our government’s own hands.
Yes, there is no doubt in mind that China has set the world on fire, as I have said in the past few weeks. Their lies (both in the past and the present) have set the world back months in terms of preparedness. In an effort to appear like an in-control world super power, China lied to the world about the situation in Wuhan. Even now, they lie about the number of cases by refusing to continue testing, trying to position themselves as the most effective world super power when they are damnable liars.
China is the lowest common denominator when it comes to the worldwide epidemic and should be severely punished with tariffs and other economic measures (and we should stop funding the WHO, which the Japanese vice-PM has accurately called the “Chinese Health Organization”), but China didn’t force our government to be stupid and shut everything down for everyone. China isn’t forcing our state governments to issue communist-style shutdowns and orders (ridiculous that serial assaulters are being released from New York prisons, but pastors are thrown in jail for holding church services) and it isn’t forcing our government to shut down our economy.
Our own response to the virus matters more than the actual virus or the actions of China, which is why Trump said he didn’t want the cure to be worse than the disease. A viral epidemic has the potential to destroy a nation, there is no doubt about it and things ought to be done to mitigate it. However, shutting down an economy will ALWAYS destroy a country.
Now, again, before anyone attempts to accuse me of putting the economy over people, allow me to clarify my stance: I am not saying that everyone should go back to work regardless of how they are feeling. Obviously, that would be just as stupid as shutting everything down and not allowing anyone to work (and yes, I realize I’m using the term “anyone” loosely here, as I recognize that there are businesses deemed “essential”, which allows for people in those industries to work, but the general point remains). But there is very obviously a middle ground here: allow for those who are not sick/not showing symptoms/are not likely to die to go to work, while quarantining those who are sick and most at-risk.
What people would do in the past when it comes to diseases like leprosy is isolate those who are sick and allow the rest of the people who were not sick to go about their business. Granted, the way they were isolated usually involved being kicked out of cities, and leprosy works considerably different from the Wuhan virus, but the general idea of isolating those with the disease and highest at-risk of death as a result is still applicable.
Also, isolation isn’t the only way to combat the virus. Wearing masks, washing your hands often, avoiding touching your face, and generally maintaining good hygiene is the single best way to combat a virus without a cure (Japan is not doing much testing and not shutting down their economy, but everyone wears masks, so the cases aren’t particularly prevalent in that Asian country).
There are remedies for ensuring people don’t get sick and die amidst this global pandemic without going down the dumbest road imaginable of shutting down the economy. You can strike a good balance of taking care of your sick and those who are most at-risk without leaving millions upon millions of people without the ability to work and feed themselves and their families.
The virus is not the only thing that can kill people. Aside from the fact that I highly suspect the actual number of deaths aren’t accurate (largely because there have been cases when someone died of complications unrelated to the virus, but because they had the virus, hospitals have counted them as deaths to COVID-19), people can die by other means, most notably suicide, as suicide rates increased from the beginning of the Great Depression (1929) when it was at 17.0 per 100,000 to 21.3 per 100,000 in 1932.
Other diseases can also lay claim to many people, gun violence can bring an end to people’s lives, etc. I’m not saying people will be living on the street and killing themselves over the next few days/weeks because of this (even on Black Thursday, the day the stock market crashed in 1929, there were less suicides in New York than on that day a year prior, according to John Kenneth Galbraith in his book “The Great Crash 1929”), but I am saying that an economic depression stands to harm far more Americans for considerably longer than just about any virus can.
We need to be able to strike a balance here. We can’t go wildly one direction without expecting serious consequences. We can’t shut down the economy for as long as the federal government plans to without suffering from an economic fallout that makes the Great Depression look like people lost a quarter under the couch cushions (hyperbole, of course).
Shutting down the economy for most people is simply not a viable option, which is why I wish Trump would get economists working alongside the medical experts to arrive at a compromise that helps both the health of the people with regards to the virus and the health of the people with regards to their financial stability. Simply giving a few people a one-time check of $1,200, or even if it were for a few months, isn’t a good option when the government itself is massively in debt.
The economic news would be CONSIDERABLY better if we weren’t going down the path of shutting virtually everything down out of unwarranted fear of the virus. I’m not saying the virus is not serious. I am saying it’s not worth all this.
With an economy that is mostly open for the VAST majority of people, leaving only a few to not be able to work, we would see a far better economy and far less jobs lost. No, it wouldn’t be at the same levels as before the virus hit, but they’d be considerably better than now, and there’d be little to no fear that we wouldn’t be able to get past this relatively unscathed.
According to Rasmussen, 36% of likely U.S. voters believe the country “can afford to remain largely shutdown for an indefinite period of time to limit the spread of the coronavirus.” However, 46% said “America can’t afford an indefinite shutdown.” 18% are unsure.
It’s worth pointing this out for two reasons.
Number 1, more people believe we can’t stay shut down for however long people like Fauci (and it sickens me that the guy called 10 million people losing their jobs in two weeks “inconvenient”, practically tossing it aside as a non-issue) and Birx want us to be shut down than believe we can. So already, more people would want the economy to be opened up than remain shut down, at least for those who are able to work.
Number 2, this poll was taken on April 1st, the day before we received the news about 6.6 million jobs lost this week. I can guarantee that the number of people who believe we can’t afford this indefinite shut down has gone up considerably as a result. 10 million people losing their jobs in just two weeks is unprecedented and it’s only a matter of time before people say “enough” and demand the economy to be opened back up.
President Trump would be wise, as a result, to advocate for opening the economy back up for those who can go out to work. Sure, the media and the Democrats would lambast him and claim he would have “blood on his hands” as a result, but these are the same media who have been calling him a Nazi since he BEGAN TO RUN FOR OFFICE. Their opinions are irrelevant and Trump would have the majority of people on his side.
The American people need to be able to go to work. The state and federal governments have the ability to let go of their stranglehold on the economy. They will need to listen to the people soon.
But let us pray to God that we will get through this with as little damage done as possible. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place right now and we need His guidance and strength to get through this.
Despite the current medical and economic situations that we face and will continue to face for God knows how long, let us rejoice in the fact that God is the one in control. He comforts the brokenhearted, heals the wounded and brings everlasting joy to those whose faith are in Him.
There’s no doubt that we will face affliction in many ways as time goes on. We don’t know what roads lie ahead and what they have in store for us. But take comfort in the One who is King; the One to whom none of this is a surprise; the One who, while we may not see a way, sees a way; and the One who is bigger than any virus, than any economic disaster, than any journalist or congressman or governor or president or king or nation or planet or galaxy or universe.
Take heart, that while the enemy plots against us, we rest securely in His omnipotent palm. I won’t say that bad things aren’t in our future, particularly if things aren’t done to remedy them. But I will say: rejoice, for Christ is King, our Savior and our Redeemer. God isn’t evil. He never would’ve allowed for this if something great couldn’t come out of it. While we may never really know what that great thing may be, we can rest, knowing God is in control and is working for His children.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Why am I not even the least bit surprised that, even amidst a global pandemic of the Chinese coronavirus, climate cultists can’t help but spew the most ignorant and fanatical b.s.? Seriously, can’t they give lying their butts off a break even for a virus epidemic?
A journalist for National Geographic, named Elizabeth Kolbert, wrote an essay for the publication titled: “Why we won’t avoid a climate catastrophe.” Of course, from the get-go, it’s clear that this is outright b.s., because all the models and predictions ever made about a “climate emergency” or “climate catastrophe” in the past have been entirely wrong, as I’ve already written in a previous article.
But let’s go ahead and read her reasoning, shall we?
“By not doing enough to fight global warming, we’re trashing the planet. Innovation may save us, but it will not be pretty.”
Okay, a few things already. First, what does she propose we do to “fight” global warming? I imagine it’s something along the lines of giving the federal government all the power it wants to place crushing regulation after crushing regulation on oil and natural gas companies, if not outright forcing them to shut down, and placing mandates on people as to what sort of vehicle we can drive, what sort of food we can eat, what sort of land we can live on, what sort of building we can create, what sort of entertainment to watch and what sort of media to ingest.
Why does “fighting” global warming always involve us losing our rights and freedoms? Oh, right, because the whole thing is a LEFT-WING SCAM.
Second, why isn’t the accusation of “trashing” the planet directed at China and India, some of the biggest land, air and sea polluters in the world? Why is it that every time we discuss people “trashing” or “killing” the planet, the accusations and the ire and anger are always thrown at capitalist, Western countries and not the biggest polluters on Earth? Why does the teen climate puppet hate Trump, even though his administration has allowed for the U.S. to heavily SLOW its CO2 emissions, and not China, who is a massive contributor to air pollution?
In any case, let’s move on. Kolbert then writes about how, in 1970, the U.S. had its first national “Earth Day”, with millions of people participating. “Participants expressed their concern for the environment in exuberant, often idiosyncratic ways,” wrote Kolbert. “They sang, danced, donned gas masks, and picked up litter. In New York City they dragged dead fish through the streets. In Boston they staged a ‘die-in’ at Logan International Airport. In Philadelphia they signed an oversize, all-species ‘Declaration of Interdependence.’”
Good to know that people did the same hippy crap back then that they do now, only there were actual hippies back then, so it was a bit more understandable (even if it was still stupid). Seriously, the only part of that first “Earth Day” that seemed even relatively useful was people picking up litter. Not sure what dragging dead fish through the streets did for the environment, nor signing an honestly offensive mock of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
But regardless, I can’t help but be incredulous at the sheer lack of common sense by these people. Wanna know what two headlines came out around that time? From the New York Times on August of 1969: “Foe Of Pollution Sees Lack Of Time”, a piece that quotes Stanford University biologist Paul Ehlrich: “We must realize that unless we are extremely lucky, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years.” He was particularly talking about the “threat” of “overpopulation” and “contamination of the planet by man,” according to the NYT.
In 1970 specifically, an issue of The Boston Globe was titled: “Scientist predicts a new ice age by 21st century.” “Air pollution may obliterate the sun and cause a new ice age in the first third of the next century.”
Kolbert writes that she is old enough to remember the first “Earth Day”. Surely, she also remembers what idiocy the media was spewing even back then and can tell that NONE OF THE DOOMSDAY WARNINGS THEY HAVE ISSUED HAVE COME TRUE!
1970 was FIFTY YEARS AGO EXACTLY, and yet, despite all the nonsense that “scientists” and people in the media were saying at the time, we are not only living, but THRIVING. The Earth is GREENING precisely BECAUSE of the warmer climate. The global temperatures aren’t increasing at dangerous levels, and we are not going to go extinct any time soon (at least due to anthropogenic climate change, since that’s a massive hoax).
And yet, Kolbert writes nonsense like this: “Perhaps people will perfect pollen-carrying drones (They’re already being tested). Perhaps we’ll also figure out ways to deal with rising sea levels and fiercer storms and deeper droughts. Perhaps new, genetically engineered crops will allow us to continue to feed a growing population even as the world warms. Perhaps we’ll find ‘the interconnected web of life’ isn’t essential to human existence after all. To some, this may seem like a happy outcome. To my mind, it’s an even scarier possibility.”
Right, let’s dissect what she is saying here. First, she’s outright lying about the “rising sea levels”, the “fiercer storms” and “deeper droughts.” I’ve already written THREE articles talking about the usual talking points of the climate cult and how those talking points are not supported by science at all, only climate models (which, as recent coronavirus models have shown, are never reliable).
The part about sea level rise (which is happening in some parts of the world, but sea levels are receding in others, so this is not a global threat), I’ve talked about in part II of the three-part series: “27 Points That Highlight The Scientific Inaccuracies And Dishonesty Of The Climate Cult.”
The part about “fiercer storms” and “deeper droughts”, I wrote in part III: “[F]or roughly 50 years, there has been no upward or downward trend in tropical storm and hurricane ACE (Accumulated cyclone energy) values, so no real increased or decreased activity in those 50 years,” as a result of a 2018 climate report noting: “Tropical storm and hurricane… (ACE) values since 1970 have displayed large variations from year to year, but no overall trend towards either lower or higher activity. The same applies for the number of hurricane landfalls in the continental United States, for which the record begins in 1851.”
As far as the “deeper droughts” go, Dr. Pielke Jr. observed: “[D]roughts have, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U.S. over the last century.” A study from 2015 had also found that megadroughts in the last 2000 years were considerably worse than anything we see today and they lasted far longer. Obviously, no one can sincerely attribute A/Cs, engines and capitalism for those droughts during the times of Jesus Christ Himself.
So her entire premise regarding a “climate catastrophe” hinges on heavily-flawed and scientifically-inaccurate logic. But there is another part of that quote that is very interesting. In her mind, the ability of the human race to innovate itself out of a “climate catastrophe” that would “destroy” plants and the rest of the Earth is WORSE than humanity’s extinction as a result to said “catastrophe.”
You can tell who clearly does not have any respect for human life whatsoever when they say crap like this. To Kolbert, the idea of human extinction to climate change is A PREFERABLE ALTERNATIVE to humanity being innovative enough to find ways to cope with “altering the atmosphere, draining wetlands, emptying the oceans, and clearing the skies of life,” according to her.
You have to be a real sicko to think the entirety of the human race going EXTINCT alongside everything else is BETTER than humanity being able to adapt and innovate and SURVIVE whatever “climate catastrophe” comes our way.
Keep in mind how utterly selfish such people have to be to think this. I bet you Kolbert never thought of herself as being part of the “extinction” she would prefer. She believes she would be exempt from this, either because she would die beforehand or because, as a result of her “being a good girl and being on the right side of history”, she would be spared of the fate of human extinction.
It reminds me of the white people who are calling for the elimination of white people because of their “racist history”. Said white people never include themselves and believe themselves exempt from such ethnic cleansing because they were “on the right side”. It’s elitist bullcrap and utterly narcissistic.
Humanity and the planet aren’t facing a “climate crisis” or a “climate catastrophe”. It’s facing a communist catastrophe if we allow for such insane people to get their way.
“And give no opportunity to the devil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Joe Biden might be getting the Hillary Clinton treatment come November 2020, if he is the Democrat Party nominee, as a slew of Bernie Sanders supporters have made the proclamation that they would be voting for President Donald Trump instead of Biden if the former VP ends up with the nomination.
Despite Bernie’s own clear intentions on supporting the Democrat nominee regardless of who it is (signifying just how weak the guy is), according to an ABC News/WaPo poll, 15% of Bernie supporters might vote for Trump come November if Bernie isn’t the nominee.
“If former Vice President Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination, 15% of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters will vote for President Donald Trump’s reelection, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll,” reported USA Today.
“If accurate, that would represent a slightly larger defection than occurred after the bitter battle between Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, when 12% of Sanders voters broke for Trump in the general election.”
“The good news for Biden is that in spring 2016, an ABC News poll found 20% of Sanders supporters said they would vote for Trump over Clinton, and far fewer ended up doing so. And 80% of Sanders’ supporters said they would back Biden over Trump, according to the poll.”
“The 15% who said they plan to vote for Trump represents just 6% of Democrats and voters who lean Democratic, according to ABC News. Trump won 8% of Democrats in 2016.”
So while more Sanders supporters have said they would vote for Trump over Clinton than Trump over Joe, this is still not fantastic news for Biden.
If Joe and the Democrats hope to beat Trump, they will need far more than this to do so. That 80% seems like a decent number, but if 20% end up either voting for Trump or not voting at all (which is still a possibility that likely isn’t being considered by the MSM, at least regarding this poll), Joe has zero chance at beating Trump, at least depending on where those votes come from.
According to an analysis of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, “fewer than 80 percent of those who voted for Sanders, an independent, in the Democratic primary did the same for Clinton when she faced off against Trump a few months later. What’s more, 12 percent of those who backed Sanders actually cast a vote for Trump.”
Joe is at roughly the same statistical figure in terms of Bernie supporters backing him over Trump if he is the nominee. He would need the number of Bernie supporters backing him to be closer to 90% if he is to stand any chance at beating Trump. And again, it also matters where the votes are coming from. According to NBC News: “In 2016, about 216,000 Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin voters backed the Vermont senator in the spring and Trump in the fall…”. This gave Trump an electoral edge over Hillary, even while losing the popular vote.
But this isn’t the only piece of bad news for Joe. The same ABC News/WaPo poll also looks at the levels of enthusiasm amongst Trump and Biden supporters and let’s just say, people aren’t very excited for the oft-confused septuagenarian.
According to the poll, among Trump supporters, 53% are “Very enthusiastic”, 32% are “somewhat enthusiastic”, and 14% are “not so/not at all” enthusiastic. But among Biden supporters, only 24% are “very enthusiastic”, 49% are “somewhat enthusiastic” and 26% are “not so/not at all” enthusiastic.
That’s 85% of Trump supporters enthusiastic about voting for Trump versus 73% of Biden supporters enthusiastic to vote for Biden, a 12-point difference. However, the biggest and most eye-opening statistic is the figure regarding “very enthusiastic” voters.
Trump supporters are extremely enthused and hyped to vote for Trump come November, while far less than half that amount are equally enthused about voting for Joe. Levels of enthusiasm matter because they might show in terms of turnout come November.
I’ve already written an article talking about how Trump has had massive turnout in Super Tuesday and even in other primaries, despite him being the incumbent and being practically unopposed. Trump is very popular and he can get his supporters to go out to vote for him in droves. Joe can’t do that and it shows in that poll. If those numbers hold steady, Joe won’t have fantastic turnout and definitely won’t beat Trump in the electoral vote.
Joe Biden is essentially the male version of Hillary Clinton, only he isn’t totally annoying to listen to. People aren’t very enthusiastic about voting for him, he has Bernie supporters who are likely to defect and vote for Trump come November (even if less of them are proclaiming so now, Joe doesn’t have as much support from them as he needs) and has a very obvious crooked past. The only thing he has going for him that Hillary didn’t is that he isn’t in the subject of an investigation, even though he should be (remember what Trump’s impeachment was about?).
12% of Bernie voters defected and voted for Trump in 2016 and if anywhere near that amount does the same this time, Joe stands no chance. Keep in mind that Trump was unproven and not particularly well-trusted back in 2016 by plenty of people.
There is a reason the term “NeverTrump” arose. Back then, there was at least SOME excuse for not believing in Trump: he was unproven, at least in terms of politics. But the last three and a half/four years have given him ample opportunity to show that he means what he says and he has done so. The few people who are still NeverTrump can no longer consider themselves conservatives or Republicans. Plenty of people have seen what Trump has done and will likely vote to reelect him.
Remember, conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Dana Loesch were NeverTrump at one time too, and now, plenty of people who opposed or voted against Trump have seen that Trump is not a bad president at all (even if they have some issues with him, particularly in terms of some of his mannerisms) and will vote for him come November. What’s more, there’s an entire movement called the “#WalkAway” movement that is about Democrat voters walking away from the Democrat Party that has abandoned them and their values and will vote for and support Trump.
And I know what some people might try and say. “What about the economy, Trump’s biggest weapon, essentially being crushed because of the virus?” to which I say that I have no doubt in my mind that the economy will be roaring once again by the time of the election. Remember, the reasons for the current economic problems we are seeing are the virus and states’ response to it. Once the virus is no longer a massive threat, states will allow people to go back to work (and even if some Democrat states refuse to budge to try and hurt Trump economically, they would essentially be shooting themselves on the foot and the blame can rightfully be placed on them, not on Trump).
Do I expect the economic numbers to go back to what they were pre-China virus? No, but I do expect them to still be great because the economic policies put in place that allowed for the original economic boom beginning from the Trump administration are still in place. Deregulation and tax cuts have allowed for the economy to thrive and there’s no reason for it to not be doing so once again once this virus is a thing of the past.
So I trust the economy will be roaring once again by the time of the election and Biden will more than likely stand absolutely zero chance at beating Trump (and let me once again take the time to remind people that just because I say and believe this, that doesn’t give people license to not vote for Trump and just assume he will win even without their vote. Complacency on our part is the only thing that can bring Trump down, remember that).
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Still trying to find some topics that have little or nothing to do with the Chinese coronavirus, but it is getting harder and harder to do so as time goes by. However, I feel it is at least somewhat necessary to talk about the topic of Trump’s approval ratings here, largely because his rise in mainstream media polls is due to what he has done with responding to the virus.
A number of MSM polls had the President rising in approval, and Pew Research Center has him at a three-year high. For those counting at home, that means the highest approval of his presidency.
According to Pew: “Opinions about how President Donald Trump is handling the crisis are less positive, and more divided by partisanship. Nearly half of adults (48%) say Trump is doing an excellent or good job responding to the outbreak; an overwhelming majority of Republicans (83%) express positive views, compared with just 18% of Democrats.”
“However, Trump’s overall job rating is higher than it has been since the first few months of his presidency. Currently, 45% approve of the way he is handling his job as president, while 52% disapprove. In January, 40% approved of Trump’s job performance.”
“Since then, Trump’s job approval has increased significantly among a number of groups, including members of both parties, women (from 37% in January to 44% today), black adults (from 8% to 18%) and Hispanic adults (from 27% to 37%).”
The biggest reason for these upticks in his approval seems to stem from what the Democrats and many in the media claimed was a “xenophobic overreaction”: restricting travel to and from the U.S., specifically restricting travel from China and, once Italy and much of Europe showed to be in the uptrend in terms of infections, expanding the restrictions to Europe.
If you remember, former Vice President Joe Biden said of the travel restrictions on China, that it’s “hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia”. Chuck Schumer had also said in a now-deleted tweet (because of course he would delete it) that the restrictions were just Trump being a “xenophobe” and overreacting.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the Pew Research poll, shall we? According to Pew, 96% of Republicans approve of restricting international travel to the U.S. 94% of DEMOCRATS also approve, so a total of 95% of people in the survey say that travel restrictions are good.
95% of Democrats said canceling major sports and entertainment events was a good idea, with 87% of Republicans agreeing. 94% of Democrats approved of closing K-12 schools with 85% of Republicans agreeing which is actually pretty surprising to me.
We all know that government (public) schools are centers of indoctrination, not education, so to see FAR more Democrats agreeing to canceling school than Republicans is rather astounding to me.
But moving on, 92% of Democrats agreed with asking people to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10, with 82% of Republicans agreeing. 91% of Democrats agreed with limiting restaurants to carry-out only, with 78% of Republicans agreeing. 81% of Democrats agreed with requiring most businesses other than grocery stores and pharmacies to close, with 61% of Republicans agreeing, which is not particularly surprising to me. The well-being of businesses and the economy tends to be more of a Republican issue and many of us would argue that it is not outright necessary to close pretty much everything for everyone (as I’ve already explained in previous articles).
Finally, when it comes to postponing state primary elections, 73% of Democrats agreed with doing so, while only 66% of Republicans agreed.
Of course, the most important and noteworthy portion of that poll was that incredible consensus regarding imposing travel restrictions. Again, Democrats and people in the media lambasted Trump for imposing those restrictions, first to China and then to Europe when the necessity arose, and just about everyone in that survey, be they Republican or Democrat, agreed with Trump’s plan to restrict travel.
It wasn’t a “xenophobic overreaction” to restrict travel during a global virus pandemic (or what could turn into one, as that was the sentiment at the time). The reason for restricting travel to and from China was due to their woeful attempt at limiting the spread, lying to everyone about it and keeping outside help from coming in. China set the world on fire with the virus and Trump knew he needed to do something.
Keep in mind that the travel restrictions were imposed in January. While the Democrats were running a sham impeachment and removal trial that was entirely partisan and based on nothing, President Trump established the Coronavirus Task Force and kept an eye out on both Iran (back when Soleimani was the big story) and Wuhan. While the Democrats were twiddling their thumbs, Trump took early, precautionary action. Action that no one can honestly say was “downplaying” the virus (again, the Democrats and the media were the ones downplaying it by that point).
As I’ve said time and time again, Trump was the first one in Washington taking the virus seriously. And this early action, coupled with the actions he is currently taking, are painting him in a better light in the minds of the people the MSM chooses to survey.
It’s important to keep all of this in mind, especially considering what Joe Biden said at the time of Trump applying the travel restrictions. When the Democrats were busy trying to impeach and remove the duly-elected president, and while they were crying “racist” at the travel restrictions, Trump was busy making sure that the country did not suffer greatly from the virus. And while we are currently in the situation we are in anyway, there’s no doubt in my mind that if Hillary had been president right now (as many on the Left had been fantasizing particularly for the past couple of months), she would not have put in place the travel restrictions and wouldn’t have taken the same early steps in fighting the virus (also, the economy would be in total shambles).
This will be important come November and it will be something the Left cannot take away from Trump, as there is clear evidence of them siding against Trump’s travel restrictions.
2 Chronicles 15:7
“But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Amidst a sea of stories surrounding the Chinese coronavirus, it can be difficult to find anything that has little or nothing to do with it. I should know, as I have been trying to do that for a few days over the last week or so, choosing to write about it whenever I felt it was necessary to convey just how terrible the fake news media is and how they earn the title of “enemy of the people” (and are currently polling awfully, according to Gallup, which is 100% deserved).
But there are stories out there of that kind and one of them is the story of Tara Reade, who is accusing former Vice President and likely Democrat nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault in 1993.
From The Intercept: “Last April, Tara Reade watched as a familiar conversation around her former boss, Joe Biden, and his relationship with personal space unfolded on the national stage. Nevada politician Lucy Flores alleged that Biden had inappropriately sniffed her hair and kissed the back of her head as she waited to go on stage at a rally in 2014. Biden, in a statement in response, said that ‘not once’ in his career did he believe that he had acted inappropriately. But Flores’ allegation sounded accurate to Reade, she said, because Reade had experienced something very similar as a staffer in Biden’s Senate office years earlier.”
After watching the witches at ABC’s “The View” attack Flores and siding with Joe Biden, Reade decided to support Flores and share her story. Reade “gave an interview to a local reporter, describing several instances in which Biden had behaved similarly toward her, inappropriately touching her during her early-‘90s tenure in his Senate office.”
“In that first interview, she decided to tell a piece of the story, she said, that matched what had happened to Flores – plus, she had filed a contemporaneous complaint, and there were witnesses, so she considered the allegation bulletproof. The short article brought a wave of attention on her, along with accusations that she was doing the bidding of Russian President Vladimir Putin. So Reade went quiet,” according to The Intercept.
Now, let’s discuss a few things here. First of all, to those on the Left reading this (and I seriously doubt there are any, but I’ll say this regardless) who might be asking “why are you not giving Biden the benefit of the doubt and presuming his innocence?”, a few points:
One, I thought we were supposed to “believe all women”. Apparently, that is not the case if the accused is someone the Left likes. I mean, the same witches on “The View” who would 100% believe any ridiculous story about anyone on the Right (like they did with Kavanaugh) also chose to not believe Flores, believing her to be acting purely because of politics (even though she’s a Democrat). There is a very unserious double standard going on here that is plain to see for anyone with eyes.
Two, there is DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE of Biden doing exactly what both Flores and Reade have described Joe of doing. I mean, he even does this crap to GIRLS! Here are but a few pictures:
These are six prominent pictures of Joe Biden inappropriately doing things to women or girls and Google searches show far more as well. The accounts of both Lucy Flores and Tara Reade, while not as well-documented as these pictures, demonstrate that the sort of behavior he is accused of is something HE REGULARLY DOES AND FINDS NO TROUBLE WITH!
The next thing I would like to discuss has something to do with the accusation thrown Reade’s way, regarding her doing the “bidding of Putin”.
That is something many Leftists tend to throw at people who disagree with them, when it’s not accusations of bigotry or being a Nazi. However, it’s not as idiotic or random as one might originally think.
Now, I’m not saying she is doing Putin’s bidding (that is still ridiculous), but she has demonstrated love and admiration towards Putin and Russia in the past.
In a now-deleted post on Medium, Reade wrote back in 2018: “What if I told you that everything you learned about Russia was wrong? President Putin scares the power elite in America because he is a compassionate, caring, visionary leader… to President Putin, I say keep your eyes to the beautiful future and maybe, just maybe America will come to see Russia as I do, with eyes of love. To all my Russian friends, happy holiday and Happy New Year.”
Reade explained that she wrote the post in a spirit of solidarity to a Russian friend of hers she had met in a creative-writing group. The Intercept also explains: “Reade’s leftist mother had raised her to oppose American imperialism and be skeptical of American exceptionalism.” So, basically, Reade was raised an America-hating communist, being lied to with the same dribble about America being an “empire” trying to “extend its control and borders and power” and that American exceptionalism was a bad thing.
Keep in mind, this is what Leftists still think to this day and before 2016, they all LOVED Russia and the Soviet Union, wishing they could have the power the Soviet leaders once had (and current Russian leaders still have, because let’s not pretend they aren’t still communists). A bit strange for someone to write so favorably of Putin and Russia after 2016, but still.
Again, I’m not saying that she is doing Putin’s bidding or that she is a “Russian agent”. But she does see Russia favorably.
Now, let’s get back to Joe and exactly why it is that he is being treated like he’s above the law.
I’ve already pointed out how the witches at “The View” took his side purely for political reasons (if he weren’t a political opponent to Trump, they would’ve disparaged him) but there is an even bigger scandal here.
Remember the “#MeToo” movement? How it originated due to Harvey Weinstein and a plethora of women coming forward to accuse not only him but many others in Hollywood of sexual assault? Remember how, out of this movement, another, relatively smaller movement arose?
That smaller movement was called “Time’s Up”, an organization formed in the wake of the MeToo movement to help women come forward with their stories (which would be treated as 100% true regardless of evidence or lack thereof). Tara Reade, knowing of this organization and its purpose, as well as its success in helping women’s cases, decided to seek their help.
However, due to their status as a non-profit organization, while they listened to her story, they ultimately decided not to help her because of who she was accusing: Joe Biden.
Their excuse was that Joe is running for office and pursuing him in a legal manner could jeopardize their non-profit status (which says a lot more about the Left and their vindictiveness if they actually fear legal retribution as a result of DOING THE RIGHT THING).
It’s worth mentioning that the managing director of the public relations firm that works on behalf of Time’s Up, Anita Dunn, is also Joe Biden’s top adviser for his presidential campaign. I wonder if there is any correlation to the organization not being able to help Reade and one of the organization’s top directors is also working for Reade’s accuser.
But you see, this is why I say Biden is treated like he’s above the law. The witches from “The View” sided with him purely because he is running against Trump, even though Flores’ account was very similar to what we have SEEN Joe do to other women and even to girls. And now, the organization that was CREATED to help women in the very situation Reade finds herself in is refusing to help supposedly because Joe is running for office and his potential victory could jeopardize their status as a non-profit organization.
For a moment, let’s run a hypothetical. Say a woman were to come forward to Time’s Up, shared her story, and the person she is accusing is President Trump. What do you think Time’s Up would do? Would they simply fear retribution because he’s the sitting president and running for re-election? Or would they go at him full-force despite his current position?
It’s far easier to imagine they would go after Trump than not, but for a moment, let’s say that their fears of jeopardizing their non-profit status were real and would not go after Trump as a result. Do you think that would be good for them in terms of PR? The media would LAMBAST them, calling them cowards for not standing up to Trump and they would almost immediately, if not outright immediately, buckle and go after Trump as hard as they could.
And yet, the media is largely siding with BIDEN, instead of the woman who is “simply telling her truth”; instead of a person we have been relentlessly told we should “always believe”.
Joe Biden gets treated like he’s above the law because he pretty much is. Remember what Trump’s impeachment was about? It was about asking Ukraine about Joe Biden BLACKMAILING THEM TO NOT PROSECUTE HIS SON WHO IS INCREDIBLY UNQUALIFIED TO HOLD A POSITION IN THE UKRAINIAN COMPANY “BURISMA”. There is video evidence of Joe BRAGGING about the same sort of Quid Pro Quo the Left and the media were saying Trump committed.
Trump was impeached because he ASKED the Ukrainian president about the awful thing Joe did to them in a short conversation that was mostly about the Ukrainian president and the relationship between our two countries.
And now, the media will, once again, side with Joe Biden despite him being on the receiving end of an accusation that, if it were thrown at Trump, would be the subject of countless stories and media panels lambasting Trump for “doing such a horrible, disgusting thing.” But since it’s Joe, a political opponent to Trump, they side with him.
The people on the Left are truly disgusting and vile.
“So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. 3.28 MILLION. Let’s not even begin talking about how this is a record-high, easily destroying the previous record set decades ago. Let’s not even begin talking about how the economic “experts” predicted roughly half that number before it was published. Over THREE MILLION Americans have lost their jobs in the past week. Where is the relief package? Being voted on today by the witch called Nancy Pelosi. Not yesterday, when the news came out. Not yesterday, when people could’ve been helped. Not DAYS AGO when the Senate had a bill prepared that was approved BIPARTISANLY before Chuck Schumer decided to screw the American people (with help from Nasty Nancy) and back out of the deal, only to vote on a VERY SIMILAR package days later that included more communist wish-list items.
The Democrats decided to SCREW the American people and let them SUFFER just so the economy could take a massive hit, just so they can attack President Trump (some in the media were all too quick to pull the trigger on that one) and just so they can attempt to keep their permanent political underclass chained up to their bony wrists.
If I sound angry right now, you can bet your sweet behind it’s because I DEFINITELY AM. Now, allow me to put some things into context, because, while I definitely am angry as hell at the Democrats trying to screw over the American people (while giving all the money to their rich, elitist friends in academia), there is cause for calm despite the troubling present times.
Perhaps the single biggest reason is simply that this is a far more temporary situation than any other economic crisis.
You see, the economic crises of the past have all been caused due to an inside issue. The 2007/08 financial crisis was the result of the credit crisis, an issue that would take a long time to solve almost regardless of who is president (though it would’ve helped if Obama didn’t put a strangle-hold on businesses and the economy for his entire tenure). There were other financial crises at the time, such as the housing market bubble popping, companies like GM getting bailed out (a big reason as to why I oppose Boeing or any other big business being bailed out), etc.
People couldn’t get credit, couldn’t get a new house, tons of people were unemployed and the country went into recession. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as the Great Depression in the late 1920s, but it was bad nonetheless.
The news of over three million Americans being laid off in a single week is absolutely awful (and expect fairly similar numbers to come in the future if something isn’t done about it, which I will cover momentarily) and Congress was twiddling its thumbs about how much money to give to Howard University, how much money to give to useless crap like wind and solar energy, how LITTLE money it would give back to the American people (and basing it off of tax returns from two years ago, which is mind-numbingly idiotic as the situations are much different for many people between then and now, so someone who made $100k in 2018 but is now unemployed does not get any money, but someone who made $70k in 2018 and is still employed will get the money), how much money to give to illegal immigrant programs like DACA while detracting money for the wall and the biggest joke of all, how much money these Congresspeople will pay THEMSELVES, as if they needed the pay raise they are giving themselves.
But regardless of what selfish idiocy Congress was debating and negotiating at a time when people are SUFFERING because they can’t go to work precisely because the GOVERNMENT told them they can’t go to work, this is a financial crisis (that is only beginning) that can easily be mitigated and halted fairly quickly.
How? Open the economy back up for most people. Now, hear me out people who disagree and tell me that we need to keep it shut down because of the Chinese coronavirus. I’m not saying that the virus is no longer important neither am I trying to downplay it.
However, let’s take note of a few things. First of all, remember all the doomsayer “experts” who predicted hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of deaths in most countries? Well, they’ve basically said “woops” and revised their predictions to a few tens of thousands. Right now, we have barely just crossed the 1,000-death line in the country, with at least TEN times as many people having died from the flu in the same time period (despite the same self-isolation and social distancing measures taking place in that time span, really pointing to a higher death rate for the flu).
I’m not saying that the Wuhan virus is “just the flu”. What I am saying is that the two are comparable because they are ROUGHLY the same type of disease, both being the cold virus, both being contagious and neither having a cure.
Second, you can both have procedures in place so that the most at-risk individuals, meaning those in their late 50s and 60s, are self-isolating and self-quarantining, being taken care of, while having the vast majority of the work force go out to work with little to no chance for death.
Now, I know what some may say: “But the point of not going out to work is to not catch it and risk passing it along to older people, particularly those we love in our own home.”
I understand that, but here’s the thing: you can still isolate yourself from your loved one AND WORK TO GIVE THEM FOOD, SHELTER, ETC.! Because you know what’s worse than catching the virus? Catching the virus while out of work, out of supplies, and risking living on the streets, maybe even being driven to suicide.
Most people cannot afford to have the economy shut down like this. They either do not earn enough to be able to save a bunch of money, or are altogether not practical at saving money. And this is without even taking into consideration small businesses which are basically gutted under this situation.
As an example, take what Zachery Ty Bryan, a Hollywood actor from the 1990s sitcom "Home Improvement" (he played Brad Taylor, the eldest son), wrote in an op-ed for Fox News: "[D]uring a recent conversation with a longtime friend who works in the entertainment industry, she expressed concern that if the coronavirus shutdown goes on too long, they won't be able to make their monthly housing payment." Zach is talking about the working class in Hollywood, the people who make the shows and movies run in the first place, not really being able to work and therefore not being able to make payments for things they need to live.
When Trump said that we can’t let the cure be worse than the disease, this is what he was talking about: letting the economy shut down out of fear of a disease THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE will survive.
Those in the workforce tend to be those who would survive getting this disease. They don’t need to be quarantined or self-isolated. They can go to work. They might worry about an older loved one getting the disease as a result, but if they can barely feed themselves, they HAVE to go to work.
What’s more, who knows exactly how many people have the disease and will survive it anyway? The Chinese government did whatever it could to basically weaponize this, shutting down any whistleblowers, keeping outside help from coming in, lying to everyone about how well they are containing the virus and allowing for people in the VERY REGION to travel outside of China.
This disease has been in the U.S. for months now, and we just barely got to 1,000 deaths. Now, that’s not nothing, and I feel sorry for the loved ones of those who passed as a result, but you can have those least likely to get the disease (or, rather, least likely to die from it) working largely uninhibited.
I’m not calling for the economy to be opened up for Trump’s sake or for the sake of his re-election chances. I doubt the vast majority of people unemployed would blame Trump for it (though the media and the Democrats will do what they can to blame him) because it can be pretty obvious on whom the fault actually lies: the Chinese Communist Party (primarily, and they should be forced to pay all reparations for the damage they have caused) and the Democrats stalling out the relief package that was ALREADY AGREED TO by Democrats, waiting to pass it and hurting Americans in the process. I have no doubt in my mind that Trump will CRUSH either Joe or Bernie come November.
So I’m not calling for the economy to be opened for the benefit of Trump; I’m calling for the economy to be opened back up because people NEED to be able to work. They can’t afford this shut down any longer. No economy can operate with people not working. This isn’t prioritizing the economy over people’s health. It’s prioritizing their ability to work, earn a living, afford their medical care (for those who still can. Thanks, Obama) and making sure that the very temporary virus crisis does not evolve into a long-term financial crisis.
Once people have the ability to work, there will be mass hiring sprees with people getting their jobs back, which is why I am relatively calm about this. It’s bad right now, and it might get worse before it gets better, but it’s very temporary. Once the virus stops being such a massive deal, once people are allowed to go back to work, there will be plenty of job openings. But not if this problem is extended, businesses lose tons of income and are incapable of hiring people back, which is why the economy needs to be opened back up over the next few days or weeks (hopefully, by Easter, like Trump suggested). It cannot wait much, if any, longer than that.
I hope and pray that the Democrats turn to God and stop screwing people over, but if they do not, I pray that they will face the direst of consequences electorally come November. These communists cannot be allowed to win because it is clear where their priorities lie: themselves. They will do whatever they can to ensure they have their slaves; their permanent underclass.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Trying to get back to stories that have little or nothing to do with the Chinese coronavirus, we find a report from Human Rights Watch regarding supposedly systemic human rights abuses from Egypt when it comes to children.
According to Human Rights Watch, “torture crimes against detainees in Egypt are systematic, widespread and likely constitute crimes against humanity.”
In a rather lengthy report, they detail numerous instances from people who were supposedly detained by Egyptian authorities without due process and subject to torture and mistreatment, with some being sentenced to death for damaging property.
“International law and Egypt’s Child Law prohibit the use of the death penalty for children. But Egyptian judicial authorities provisionally sentenced Karim (a child) to death in April 2019 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old, during a protest that damaged the façade of a hotel but caused no injuries or deaths.”
Egyptian officials supposedly tortured the kid until he confessed, but when there was public outcry over the death sentence of a child, the judge in the case cancelled the boy’s death sentence and gave him a sentence of 10 years in prison (which is still ridiculous, but a better alternative).
Now, I will take what Human Rights Watch says with a grain of salt. After all, one of their articles on their site lambasts Ohio and Texas for “cancelling” abortions amid the Wuhan virus crisis, apparently because these people do not believe in human rights for the unborn, so I have little reason to trust anything they say about any subject matter.
However, I will choose to trust them to a certain extent on this subject because I know how backwards Egypt (and much of the Middle East) is in terms of human rights and would 100% believe these savages to be capable of such things.
But regardless, let’s get back to the report.
According to HRW: “Fourteen of the children whose cases are documented in this report said they were tortured in pre-trial detention, usually during interrogation. In two additional cases, one child was verbally threatened into confessing to crimes, and another was badly beaten by prison guards.”
“One boy said his interrogators tied him to a chair for three days. Seven children said security officers electrocuted them during interrogation, including two children who said officers subjected them to shocks in the face with Taser-type stun guns, and two who said officers electrocuted them on their genitals.”
“Two other children, ages 14 and 17, detained in separate cases, said after authorities forcibly disappeared them security officials suspended them from their arms and dislocated their shoulders. The 14-year-old said that another prisoner who happened to be a doctor was able to re-set his joints in their prison cell. The 17-year-old said that during one interrogation, an officer forced his mouth open and spat in it. After a week of being tortured in detention, he confessed to destroying public property.”
The report notes of plenty of other cases in which children were tortured, humiliated and abused, but I think you get the picture. Assuming HRW isn’t lying here, we are learning here about a systemic procedure of human rights abuses, despite international and Egyptian law in the books, largely because of the totalitarian despot that forced out the former leader of Egypt (who was a Muslim Brotherhood member, so he wasn’t exactly a benevolent ruler either, not that the HRW will bother to mention that or the fact that the current leader is also a Muslim).
The report also notes how unjust any semblance of due process is in the backwards country, with children being tried in military courts and being detained with hardly any due process. Much of the torture of children happens in detention and interrogation before any “trial” actually happens, and a trial is hardly fair either, with a court having sentenced a THREE-YEAR-OLD to LIFE IMPRISONMENT, alongside 116 other defendants in a mass trial over alleged PROTESTS. So yeah, Egypt is utterly corrupt in terms of morality and justice.
Now, as previously mentioned, Egypt has laws that are meant to protect children from the very things they are being subjected to. But words on paper hardly mean anything if they are not enforced. The laws on the books, in any country, are irrelevant if they are not enforced. For example, according to USA Today, it’s illegal to “profanely curse and swear or use obscene language upon or near any street, sidewalk or highway within the hearing of persons passing by, upon or along such street, sidewalk or highway” in Rockville, Maryland.
That is among one of the strangest, dumbest and most random laws in the books in the country. But do you think that any member of the Rockville police department is listening out for people with a potty mouth, soap in holster? Do you think such a law is enforced? Of course not. The letter of the law is irrelevant if it is not enforced.
Now, while I know there is PLENTY of difference between that random, silly law and law meant to protect children from TORTURE, the point remains: the law is just a piece of paper unless it is enforced.
Law enforcement in Egypt, likely at the behest of Egyptian leaders, do not care one wit about enforcing such a law. That’s how despotic leaders work. They either have the law on their side, writing whatever law they want, or they ignore existing law to benefit themselves.
That’s what’s happening in Egypt and why I am willing to trust, to an extent, what Human Rights Watch is reporting here.
Bill Van Esveld, HRW associate children’s rights director, said: “Children are described being waterboarded and electrocuted on their tongues and genitals, and yet Egypt’s security forces are facing no consequences.”
Again, can’t really be surprised because this is simply what authoritarians do. They don’t care about the life of anyone, including children. They only care about themselves and their own power.
I believe I’ve shared this story somewhere else before (can’t quite remember in what article), but Joseph Stalin allowed his own SON to be captured and kept by the Nazis, despite the fact that he could’ve saved him with a prisoner exchange, and chose not to do so because he held no love for him. These people don’t care about THEIR OWN FAMILY, much less about the families of others.
Assuming that Human Rights Watch isn’t stretching the truth at any point in their report, I pray that there is a major change in Egypt, not only in terms of leadership, but in terms of their souls.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For the past few articles, I have largely tried to steer clear of any conversation or topic that had to do with the Chinese coronavirus, or Wuhan virus as I usually call it, because the media is flooded by such stories and I wanted to give people some respite from the constant bombardment of doom and gloom that we saw in the media (not to say the situation isn’t serious, but shutting down the economy for months is not a viable solution).
However, this article will largely cover how the fake news media has handled a particular portion of this crisis. Namely, a story surrounding an Arizona couple who ingested fish tank cleaner because one of its ingredients was chloroquine, a substance similar to the drug the President and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo have touted as a potential option in treating and curing the Wuhan virus, and the fake news media is choosing to blame Trump for the couple’s sheer lack of common sense.
From Axios: “A man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate – one of the anti-malaria drugs that Trump has mentioned in recent days.” That is very obviously fake news, as the couple did not ingest chloroquine phosphate, the prescription drug, but fish tank cleaner, which is not a drug but contains chloroquine – not chloroquine phosphate.
Heidi Przybyla from NBC News ran with the story anyway, fully blaming Trump and supposedly quoting the woman: “Her husband is dead & she’s in the ICU after ingesting chloroquine: ‘We saw Trump on TV – every channel - & all of his buddies and that this was safe,’ she said. ‘Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.’”
There are a number of problems with this. First of all, THE COUPLE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE WUHAN VIRUS! Heidi pretty much admitted that in a follow-up tweet (which unsurprisingly garnered far less likes and retweets), saying that the couple “feared contracting coronavirus.”
Later on, Heidi “quotes” the woman: “Oh my God. Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the President says and his people because they don’t know what they’re talking about. And don’t take anything – be so careful and call your doctor. This is a heart ache I’ll never get over.”
Not sure where she got the quote from, but it’s awfully opportunistic for a fake news media who hates the President and would be satisfied with people dying if they are scared of taking the drug Trump (and Cuomo, but they forget about him) touted as a possible cure to the virus. Again, the couple didn’t have the Wuhan virus and THEY TOOK FISH TANK CLEANER!
And yet, these idiots went along with the story because it made Trump look bad. It took eight tweets for Heidi to bury the lead, writing: “The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.”
Not that that stopped Leftist hacks from piling on and blaming Trump as well, as though it’s his fault that a couple of ignoramuses who did not have the virus ingested fish tank cleaner without consulting with a doctor.
Seriously, that they would choose to run with this just goes to show the level of Trump Derangement Syndrome these fools have.
Here are the facts:
2. They did not ingest the prescription medication, hydroxychloroquine, usually taken in combination with azithromycin, the other drug Trump touted. They ingested chloroquine and whatever else is in the substance used to clean fish tanks. That is FAR different from the prescription drug.
3. The couple “self-medicated” meaning they did not go to a doctor… because they would’ve been called idiots for thinking they should ingest fish tank cleaner.
4. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo also touted hydroxychloroquine apart from the POTUS. And yet, Trump is the only one blamed here. Not to say that Cuomo should be blamed as he neither suggested people self-medicate (neither did Trump), nor told people to just ingest anything that has chloroquine in it. But Cuomo and Trump both touted the exact same drug, and yet, the story only focuses on Trump. Even the quote, which I doubt is real as it sounds too good for the Left to be real, only talks about how Trump and his people touted chloroquine (which they didn’t), conveniently leaving out Cuomo who did the same thing as Trump.
Eventually, Axios was forced to correct their story (obviously without an apology for outright blaming Trump for the death of an American), writing: “We have deleted this tweet and corrected our story because it did not reflect the full nature of the self-medication done with an additive commonly used to clean fish tanks.”
We know for certain that, if people, namely Trump supporters, hadn’t raised the glaring problems in the story, no correction would’ve been issued and the fake news media would’ve sat comfortably blaming Trump for the death of the guy and the hospitalization of his wife.
It’s obscene what the fake news media would be willing to do to attempt to damage Trump. This, among MANY other reasons, is why they are the enemy of the people.
Hydroxychloroquine has the potential to help Americans with the virus. But the media has been trying to nuke that since Trump brought it up. Not too long ago, the fake news media said that ingesting 3 grams of it would be fatal. OF COURSE IT WOULD BE FATAL, THAT’S FAR MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT!
Drinking too much water can be fatal too. Eating too much food can be fatal. You have to ingest the RECOMMENDED AMOUNT of a drug, not THREE FULL GRAMS OF IT!
And now, we have a story that is very sketchily put together about a man who died because of his own foolishness and a woman who might be trying to blame Trump for her own foolishness as well.
We don’t even know if the actual drug will be successful but the media wants doom and gloom. Last week, a reporter from NBC News (funny how that works out) said that Trump was giving Americans “false hope” by touting the drug, when he said it was POTENTIALLY a solution, not a promised one, and it’s not “false hope”, but real hope that may or may not work out depending on how things go.
The fake news media wants FAR more people to die so that they can blame Trump. If the drug is useful in fighting the virus, that is only TERRIBLE news for a bloodthirsty mainstream media who see the virus and its crisis as an opportunity to destroy the man whom they have failed time and time again to destroy. And if it is useful, they want to say that it could kill people so that low-information Americans will be too scared to take it and subsequently potentially die as a result, which, of course, is what these devils want.
As these bastards get more and more desperate, they show more of their true colors. They WANT people to die if that’s what it takes to defeat Trump. They WANT people to be uninformed, so they are discussing no longer covering the press conferences that help inform people because they also help Trump’s ratings. A majority of people approve of his handling of the virus. The media can’t have that, so they are discussing not covering the press conferences.
Defeating Donald Trump is their one and only goal. If it takes people being uninformed, or misinformed, and DIE, then so be it. If it takes people going BANKRUPT due to Democrats backing out of an already bipartisan deal so they can jam in GND garbage (what happened to “country over party”? Or does that only apply to Republicans seeking to betray the nation?), then so be it.
These people have absolutely no shame, no integrity and no heart. They will exploit the death and suffering of a couple who took missteps in fear of the virus (which has been propped up plenty by the fake news media) if it helps them hurt Trump.
This is some of the most scum-of-the-earth “reporting” I’ve seen since the Kavanaugh hearings.
These devils truly are the enemy of the people.
2 Corinthians 11:14
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Amidst a constant news cycle trying to spread fear and terror to hurt the economy and Donald Trump, I wish I could write something that takes your mind off of notable current events and talk about something positive. Unfortunately, I found few, if any, stories that are positive that I could write about and, instead, I will write about something that makes my blood boil: the imprisonment of an innocent man as a result of deranged and immoral laws.
Now, before I begin, I would like to mention that Argentina has more decent laws regarding protection of human life than the United States does (I say this both happy that my country of origin is this way and ashamed and appalled that this country dehumanizes the unborn). In Argentina, abortion is largely illegal unless a pregnancy presents a health concern for the mother and/or the pregnancy was the result of rape. Still not great, but better than what we have in the States, with selective abortion and public officials destroying economic relief regarding the Chinese coronavirus so that the biggest genocidal group in the world, Planned Parenthood, can get some tax payer money. However, considering this story, those two exceptions in Argentine abortion law (particularly the second) should be eliminated and abortion made entirely illegal in the Latin American country.
According to BioEdge: “An Argentine court has upheld the criminal conviction of a gynaecologist [sic.] who refused to abort the child of a rape victim in 2017. Dr. Leandro Rodriguez Lastra was sentenced to a 14-month suspended jail term, plus 28 months of disqualification from holding public office. Dr. Rodriguez Lastra will appeal.”
“The victim was a 19-year-old in her fifth month of pregnancy, the result of sexual abuse by a relative. At first she used an abortion drug provided by an NGO. That failed and she was referred to the hospital where Rodriguez Lastra was head of gynecology.”
“The doctor said that abortion posed a risk to both the unborn child and the mother. However, the judges said that the only thing necessary for a legal termination of pregnancy was a formal request from the rape victim. The child was later given up for adoption.”
So some good news, as the child is alive, but it is still ridiculous that the doctor would face criminal penalties for NOT taking another person’s life at the request of another.
If you want to be further outraged, read this:
“Faced with the intersection of so many vulnerabilities, the accused ignored the autonomy of the young woman, giving priority to the reproductive function that she symbolized as a woman, over her dignity, over her right to health and to be informed, accompanied, contained and respected in the process of interrupting the pregnancy, an interruption to which she had a right over any other right or interest… ignoring a woman’s voice, ignoring her vital needs, subjugating reproductive rights, devastating the psyche and enslaving the body in order to force pregnancy after a rape, means denying the victim’s status as a subject of rights and is the incarnation of gender violence in its most painful form.”
Wanna know where this came from? If you thought this was from a feminazi journalist in Argentina lambasting the doctor, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that. This is a quote from the court’s ruling, from one of the justices presiding over the case.
Yep, the court’s ruling regarding the sentencing of Dr. Lastra sounds exactly like what some SJW, feminazi writer for Vox would put together, but it’s part of an actual legal ruling.
Take note of the language used here. Of course, the original is in Spanish, but the rough translation says it all. They accuse the doctor of ignoring “the autonomy” of the young woman and “giving priority to the reproductive function that she symbolized as a woman.” If the doctor’s intention was to save both the baby and the young woman, which BioEdge said it was, that’s outright SLANDER from the COURT.
First of all, no one has autonomy. We have free will, but that’s different from autonomy. Autonomy means that we are bound by nothing other than ourselves and our own belief systems. That we have the right to choose whatever we want without consequence. That nothing and no one can control us. But if we are autonomous, that means that God is not omnipotent, as He has no control over us, and therefore, is no God at all. The young woman does not have autonomy. She has free will, but not autonomy.
Second, the doctor wasn’t prioritizing the woman as a sex object. That’s actually ridiculous! He was prioritizing the lives of the baby and the mother. He’s not the stereotypical depiction of a man that feminazis have, where he sees women as nothing more than sex objects. He’s not Hollywood and he’s not Bill Clinton; he’s a decent person from what little we know about him.
Third, while I know this was a translation, take a look at the word “interrupt”. The Spanish word for interrupt is “interrumpir”, so they mean the same thing. To “interrumpir” or interrupt, implies a temporary pause and a continuation later down the line. Abortion isn’t an “interruption” of a pregnancy; it’s TERMINATION. It’s MURDER.
The court, especially with that last bit after the ellipsis, makes the doctor out to sound exactly like he was the one who RAPED the young woman. The rapist, not the doctor, ignored the woman’s voice. The rapist, not the doctor, ignored her vital needs. The rapist, not the doctor, subjugated her reproductive rights. The rapist, not the doctor, devastated her psyche and enslaved her body. And yet, they say all these things ABOUT THE DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO END A KID’S LIFE!
Now, I know what some Leftists might try and yell at me. “Does that mean you don’t care about a woman who was RAPED?!” For which I say: “shut up, you know that’s not the case and you don’t care about the life of a human being, so you have no right to judge me at any capacity.”
Of course I care about the woman who was raped. I feel sorry for her. She’s a victim of a horrendous injustice here. However, abortion is not a solution by any stretch of the imagination. Do you know what abortion in this circumstance does? Validates the rapist’s actions. The young woman was raped by a relative. Said relative could rape her again or someone else entirely. Eliminating the life of the child not only is actual murder, as it is scientifically undeniable that the child is alive in the womb, but allows for evidence of the rape to be eliminated as well, leaving the relative free to rape once again.
A DNA test would prove the child is the relative’s, thus proving the rape, and would throw the guy in jail. Eliminating the child means eliminating the evidence and that means allowing the rapist to walk free. How exactly is that a better alternative? If the young mother doesn’t want the child, give it up for adoption, as she ultimately did, thankfully.
But don’t seek out an abortion. A doctor who refuses to eliminate proven life in the womb should not be punished for DOING THE RIGHT THING. Abortion is never the answer because abortion will never not be murder.
It is despicable that a doctor who only thought of doing the right thing, certainly in the eyes of God, would be considered as doing evil in the eyes of the government. It is despicable that he should face any sort of punishment for NOT ending someone’s life.
I hope and pray that the doctor’s appeal is successful and he does not have to suffer any more than he has for doing the right thing.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap; if we do not give up.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
The fake news media will always do its best to attack any dissenters and run cover for their own side, even when it is blatantly obvious what they are trying to do. This was the case with the Washington Post recently, as they tried to persuade people that Joe Biden didn’t say what he said in the last Democrat debate.
I briefly covered a bit of that debate, having largely focused on how both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders confused the Wuhan virus for the swine flu (Joe), called the swine flu “N1H1” (Joe), confused the virus for SARS (Joe) and confused the virus for Ebola (Sanders). However, there was one part of the debate that I also covered even more briefly and that’s the fact that, when discussing oil drilling and fracking, Joe Biden adopted a far-Left stance on it, saying there’d be “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
Despite this being a clearly definitive statement demonstrating Joe Biden’s sincere desire to ban all fracking and eliminate any and all ability for the oil industry to work in this country, leaving us to be 100% reliant on foreign oil, a complete reversal of the Trump policy, Joe’s aides quickly got to work trying to walk back those statements because maintaining that stance would essentially gift Trump with a 49-state landslide victory.
Specifically, the aides tried saving some sort of face, saying that Joe’s stance remains unchanged, but that he simply opposed new fracking and drilling on public lands, not outright banning all American oil industry’s ability to drill in the country, which is practically what he said during the debate. So, questions regarding whether or not Biden lied about his stance during the debate began to flood the campaign.
Enter the Washington Post with their “Pinocchios” fact-checking system.
According to the Washington Free Beacon: “A Washington Post fact-checker ruled Thursday that Joe Biden hadn’t lied when he said he supported a fracking ban during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. Rather, Biden had simply ‘described his fracking stance inaccurately.’”
The WaPo gave Biden “Zero Pinocchios” for saying that he intended to ban fracking and oil drilling, instead, providing the excuse that Biden simply had “misspoken” and “his position was the same as ever”, merely opposing fracking on public land.
The WaPo cited “clarifications” from the Biden staff post-debate and cited coverage in the Wall Street Journal saying that Joe’s position was the same as the one listed on his campaign website, dismissing any and all who cited Joe during the debate verbatim. Ultimately, the WaPo said that Biden “described his fracking stance inaccurately,” like I said, which is, of course, a load of crap.
Joe Biden is someone we KNOW has mental problems at this point in his life (and always has been a bit dull and bad with words). He has been documented routinely misremembering what state he is in, has confused his wife with his sister and vice versa, often misspeaks (having called the Wuhan virus both the swine flu and SARS, while also calling the swine flu “N1H1”) and is very, very obviously not mentally fit to RUN for president, let alone actually hold the position.
So the argument that he misspoke COULD be plausible… if he hadn’t had been so definitive with his answer. Again, he said: “no new fracking” and “no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends.”
So either Joe was lying during the debate about his position or his campaign staff, and subsequently the fake news media, are lying about his position now. That was a clear and definite answer and he didn’t even slur his speech when he said it. The mistake he made was saying the quiet part out loud, leading his campaign staff to run damage control as a result.
Let me tell you something: if Trump had said something so definitive that the Left could pick apart and attack him over, the media would not give a hoot about what his campaign staff was trying to say or do. They would 100% attack Trump over his statement, and if it was definitive as that, it would make sense for them to do so. But when it’s a Democrat saying the quiet part out loud like that, it doesn’t matter what they said during the debate or the definitive words used to convey his true feelings and desires surrounding the topic. No, what matters is what his campaign website says and what his campaign staff says, even though the media would never give such a benefit of the doubt to a Republican candidate.
Joe Biden, somehow, is considered the “moderate” candidate for many in the media. Saying things like that that are very obviously not moderate takes can be disastrous for his campaign (at least in the general, because the lunatic Leftist base loves it when America is groveling at the feet of foreign powers), so people have to run damage control. But Biden is very clearly not a moderate by any stretch of the imagination. If being a “moderate” simply means not kissing Castro’s butt, that’s terrifying.
Biden is no moderate. The ONLY thing I could possibly give him kudos for is his attack on Medicare-for-All and pointing out how that sort of system is not working at all for Italy, but he still supports government Medicare and keeping the disastrous Obamacare system in place, so one could hardly consider him a “moderate” (either that or “moderate” has moved far enough Left that government-run healthcare is a “moderate” stance, which is also terrifying).
As a result of Biden’s clear Left-wing principles, I cannot be surprised at all that he would sincerely want a ban on fracking and destroying our oil industry. He doesn’t care how much of a complete disaster such a ban would be for the U.S., and is very clear in that. But his campaign knew that saying that in such unambiguous terms makes him even more likely to get stomped by Trump come November, so they run cover for the guy, with the help of the Washington Post, who deserve 5 Pinocchios for saying Biden simply “misspoke” or phrased his stance “inaccurately” when that clearly was not the case.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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