Click to hear a rare message from former President George W. Bush, encouraging us all in this difficult time.
WU FLU: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [3:37] – The evidence strongly supports the conclusion that COVID-19 was a naturally occurring virus that escaped from a sloppily run lab and that the ChiComs then allowed the entire world to become infected by it.
Part of this is confusing, because they got their negatives muddled and ended up trying to say the same thing three times.
COVID-19: WORTH WATCHING [7:53] – Click to hear Judge Jeanine’s interview with Dr. Birx. (I’m sorry about these click things. WordPress only likes to embed YouTube videos.)
JJ asks a muddled question I’ve seen debated (shrieked) about in my Facebook feed about the official cause of death being the virus for anyone who had the virus and died, no matter what else they had.
What bothers me the most about most of these “discussions” (wild-eyed rants) is that they’re highly politicized and far too emotional. This is a brand new disease. As Dr. Birx has said a bazillion times, “The situation is changing daily.”
Plus, not everything is about the Deep State. IMO, if people with pre-existing conditions would still be living with those conditions if they hadn’t caught COVID, then duh, they died from COVID. If they got flu and died, cause of death would be listed as flu and nobody would care, because the flu isn’t being politicized.
JJ also asks about another issue that’s been on my timeline, which is that ventilators are supposedly killing people. (I actually saw a post supposedly by a nurse saying this.) A medical journal reported that only 14% of intubated patients survive. However, Dr. Birx says it’s not that simple. Younger people survive in high numbers because they were intubated when it was needed. (Plus, you know, if you’re one of the percent who survives, your personal percent is 100.)
JJ also asks about “herd immunity” and why the people saying, “We should all go out and get infected.” Dr. Birx says (nicely) that it’s a dumb position in a pandemic of a novel disease that has a high level of morbidity and mortality.
She also talks about why, “It’s no worse than flu”, is dumb thing and stresses that wearing a mask is about protecting other people.
Personally, I think a mask also protects the wearer, but it’s just based on something a hospital receptionist told me four years ago when I asked why she was wearing a mask.
Everybody who works in the hospital is required to get a flu shot, but I’m allergic to it. So I have to wear this mask all the time. But I love it. It’s very comfortable, so I forget all about it. And since I started wearing it, I NEVER get sick anymore!”
BIDEN: Twice on Morning Joe, Slow Joe said that 600,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.
The reported number as of this writing is somewhere between 68,495 (worldometer) and 61,267 (coronavirususa). (I haven’t got a clue why the two sites have such a big difference.)
CALIFORNIA: Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Los Angeles City Hall on Friday to oppose Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus stay-at-home orders and to demand the economy be re-opened.
Hundreds more circled the area on a parade route of vehicles, many decorated with American flags and protest signs — “Freedom is essential” — honking their horns in solidarity with the crowd on the City Hall steps.
When Dr. Birx was asked about this, she said it was “devastatingly worrisome” that lockdown protesters were not wearing masks and practice social distancing.
“If they go home and they infect their grandmother or grandfather who has a comorbid condition, and they have a serious or very unfortunate outcome, they will feel guilty for the rest of their lives. So we need to protect each other at the same time as we’re voicing our discontent.”
ILLINOIS: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened to issue citations and even arrest anyone who violated stay-at-home orders. Lightfoot issued a strong warning to her constituents who don’t comply with the lockdown orders during a COVID-19 press conference on Saturday.
“We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we need to, we will arrest you and we will take you to jail,” Lightfoot said. “Don’t make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in this city in the middle of a pandemic we will take you to jail, period.”
We will jail you? Really? Isn’t this one of the places that let convicted criminals go free lest they catch the disease in jail?
OHIO: Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) says he has reversed his order making wearing masks in public mandatory during the coronavirus pandemic because it “was a bridge too far.”
“It is a balancing thing. We got to bring the economy back but we also have to continue to protect people. And one of the things I emphasize with Ohioans is it’s not so much my orders or the health director’s orders, it is what we all do in our individual lives and how careful we are.”
NEW MEXICO: Gallup (pop. ~22K) has reported more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19, representing nearly five percent of its population and more than a third of the reported cases in the entire state. At the request of the out-going and in-coming mayors of Gallup, New Mexico’s Gov. Lujan Grisham has ordered:
“All roadways providing access to the City of Gallup shall be closed and only Gallup residents, those who work in Gallup, and members of the media shall be permitted entry into the municipality.”
The leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo people are livid. Gallup is the only city within a reasonable travel distance where most of their people can go shopping for groceries and other necessities. Closing off access to Gallup is going to create an emergency situation for many of them almost immediately.
TEXAS: [4:03] – Click to hear Rep. Crenshaw talk about trusting people as we go back to work. We need to get out again. Suicides are up. People aren’t getting timely health care.
ITALY: On Saturday, May 2, 2020, the blood of the early Church martyr, St. Januarius, liquefied, leading Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the Archbishop of Naples, to bless the city with the miraculous relic.
“Dear friends, I have a big announcement to make: even in this time of coronavirus, the Lord through the intercession of St. Januarius has liquified the blood!”
The liquefaction of his blood reportedly happens at least three times a year: Sept. 19 (his feast day), Dec. 16 (the anniversary of the 1631 eruption of Mount Vesuvius), and Saturday before the first Sunday of May (no idea what significance this date has). During the miracle, the dried, red-colored mass confined to one side of the reliquary becomes blood that covers the entire glass.
When the miracle doesn’t happen, it’s often a premonition of evil, religious persecutions, eruptions of the Mount Vesuvius, earthquakes, revolutions, wars and the deaths of kings, archbishops and Popes.
Only rarely does the liquefaction happen outside of the three traditional dates. Italy has been one of the nations hardest hit by the pandemic.
ABORTION: Good news! Infamous abortion chain owner James Scott Pendergraft appears to be liquidating the majority of his former abortion facility buildings in Florida where he operated for many years. He has a long history of botched abortions, lawsuits, and suspensions of his medical license.
He kept right on killing babies. Sadly, in today’s pro-abortion climate, even maiming and killing the women doesn’t get an abortionist investigated or arrested. Dealing drugs however is another story. That’s the same thing that brought down Kermit Gosnell.
When Pendergraft was arrested and charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of manufacturing or possessing a controlled substance, he was also found to have in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had performed illegally in South Carolina.
TOLERANCE: Click to watch a potty-mouthed Social Justice Warrior go totally ballistic because a conservative student decided to stand next to her with his own sign. Hers said, “Black Trans Lives Matter.” His said, “All Lives Matter.” If I understood her shrieking correctly, she claimed the conservative’s action threatened her “safety.”
According to the report by the student newspaper, the young man is Michael Curry, the president of Chico State Republicans (California State Univeristy at Chico), who said, after the cops arrived, the unidentified woman, “lied down on the ground and claimed she was having a panic attack. (She) asked for the police to order an ambulance and they took her away.”
“Put her away” might be a good idea. At least for a while. Preferably in a place where she could get the counseling and medication she so clearly needs.
BIDEN: By the standard outlined by the Obama White House, Joe Biden has been practicing “sexual violence” for decades.
He is constantly touching women without their prior consent, ruffling and smelling their hair, making comments about their attractiveness, coming up from behind to touch their back or neck, staring at their breasts, pressing their butts into his crotch.
Numerous examples exist from posed photo ops when he knew full well there were cameras pointed at him and his clearly unwilling victims.
TRUMP: Click to hear Newt Gingrich destroy the argument that Donald Trump is anti-woman [3:06].
ILLEGAL SPITS ILLEGALLY: Lisette Santis, a 40-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, has been charged in Volusia County, Florida, after allegedly spitting on $350 worth of fresh fruit in a grocery store. All the produce was discarded immediately.
In the police report of the incident, one employee said that when she asked Santis why she had spit on the fruit, Santis said, “I don’t know, just cause.” When questioned by officers, Santis smiled and laughed about the incident.
According to ICE, Santis, who now faces a felony charge of recklessly tampering with a product, already has a “final order of removal against the alien” against her.
BORDER WALL PROGRESS: [4:05] – Fifteen miles of a new border wall have been completed in the El Centro Sector of Southern California. The video is a year old, but covers the same area, so I thought it was interesting.
A veteran Border Patrol agent says the new fences reduce crime and make it safer for them to patrol. “We’ve had people throw Molotov cocktails over the old [10 foot] fence and we couldn’t see through it. … Really bad people were jumping all day and night.”
DRUGS: Fighting the other epidemic – President Trump has authorized the Secretary of Defense “to order units and individual members of the Selected Reserve to active duty to augment active component forces for the effective conduct of Enhanced Department of Defense Counternarcotic Operation in the Western Hemisphere.”
GRAMMY NOTES: Happy Two Birthday to our Star Wars Granddaughter!
GIRAFFES: Watch this funny and informative video to the very, very end (like, after the ads) [10:36] – Giraffes are my favorite, favorite (wild) animal.
No, don’t worry, Daisey, you are still my favorite, favorite animal I have to feed, walk, groom, and take to the vet! (She’s watching me work, not because she lurves me, but because I am eating lunch and she wants to lick out my bowl.)