(That’s what “Good morning!” sounds like when you’re wearing a mask. At least when you’re wearing my mask: we couldn’t find any of the regular kind, so the best I can do is my “Zombie Werewolf” mask (the above picture is the closest I could find). My wife swears she’ll divorce me if i wear it outside…)
1. Undermine the leader, at all costs. Despite growing evidence that non-deranged Americans are, as they usually do, rallying behind their elected leader in a national crisis (because it is only sensible and patriotic to do so), the mainstream media, all-in as it has been since November 2016 in its effort to damage faith and trust in the President and assist the Democratic party in regaining power, continues to follow the game plan.
For example, in today’s Sunday Times, we have the headline “In This Crisis, U.S. Sheds Its Role As Global Leader,” complaining that even as it promises billions of dollars in aid to Americans as they are trapped at home and locked out of their jobs, businesses, and income, the U.S. should be financing the response to the Wuhan virus around the world. (The next critical piece will be about how the President allowed the debt to explode.) On the front page, we have the mocking headline (over an article by perpetual anti-Trump reporter Maggie Haberman, “Trump Is Faced With Crisis Too Big for Big Talk.” The news in page 11 story is apparently Republican hypocrisy: “GOP, Once United Against Social Programs, Mobilizes to Push for Cash Relief,” as if urgent, once in a century emergency measures constitute a change in philosophy rather than responsible and responsive leadership. On the op-ed pages we get this despicable headline: “America, Not Trump, Will Save America,” continuing the theme of Democratic rejection and denial of the fact that the President is America, and they work together, or they don’t work. This is, of course, necessary preparation for the mews media’s future narrative that if (when) the United States emerges from the current crisis strong and vital, it will be in spite of the President’s efforts, not because of them. These people are willing to weaken our community when it i most important that we be united, because they believe that destroying the Trump Presidency is the prime directive.
These are terrible, unethical people, not because of what they believe, but because of what they are doing, and have been doing.
2. Speaking of terrible people: I will never tire of reminding my Trump-Deranged Facebook friends that they were willing, even eager, to embrace autocratic, sexist, civil rights debasing Mike Bloomberg as the Great Rich Hope to run against President Trump. Talk about flunking an integrity test, a hypocrisy test, a gullibility test and a critical thinking test in one fell swoop.
We now have learned that Bloomberg is reneging on his promise to form a new super PAC for the presidential campaign and employ his campaign organizers through November. He has given $18 million to the Democratic National Committee, and has fired the field workers he had assembled across the country, in the middle of a pandemic when their prospects of employment are grim. When the ex-NYC mayor and multi-billionaire withdrew from the nomination race earlier this month, Bloomberg officials told the workers that Bloomberg would continue to employ some of his campaign’s field staff through an independent campaign organization.
Nope. In a conference call about 1,500 former campaign staff were informed of the change in plans and encouraged to apply to work for the DNC, though they were advised that, should they be hired, their compensation and benefits would be less.
In other news, records show that Bloomberg’s futile and embarrassing advertising blitz campaign for the nomination cost closer to a billion dollars than the the 500 million estimated earlier.
3. After the pandemic dust clears, picking the stupidest response to the Wuhan virus outbreak will be a daunting task, but this will have to be one of the top contenders.
Dr. Giorgio Palù, a professor of virology and microbiology of the University of Padova and the former head of the European and Italian Society for Virology, revealed that “There was a proposal in Italy to isolate people coming from China.” However, he told CNN that the Italian government balked at the idea of singling out travelers coming from China out of concern it could be construed as “racist.” You know, like calling a virus that originated in China a Chinese virus. Racism. So the mayor of Florence launched “Hug a Chinese” Day shortly after President Trump and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced travel restrictions on China. Beijing applauded “Hug a Chinese Day” and promoted it through Communist Party organs CGTN and Global Times.
Hug a Chinese Day! Why can’t Americans get behind inclusive and and tolerant things like that?
4. On the bright side, isn’t it nice that the younger generations aren’t the only ones behaving irresponsibly and irrationally in the face of the pandemic? No, wait, that can’t be right…anyway, look at this:
Yes, tourists and residents are really willing to risk getting sick and spreading a contagion in order to see some damn flowers. It should not be necessary to explain why this is unwise.