COVID-19: Before FAUXTUS arrived to save us, the recommended coronavirus test was the end all and be all. This, despite the fact that it was well known to be too sensitive, giving positive results for people who were asymptomatic and not contagious.
But now, they have to make it look like FAUXTUS is doing what TRUMP supposedly never could – i.e., CURE THE VIRUS. So they have admitted the test is too sensitive and recommended asymptomatic positives be retested. And, voila … it’s just the strangest thing, but the case numbers have dropped dramatically!
We’ve been played and it’s still happening. In 2019, 14.4% of our hospital beds had coronavirus patients in them; that number is now 7.8%, yet jerknalists keep telling us, “The virus is worse than ever! Lockdowns must continue!”
Then, after saying we could safely reopen schools, the CDC consulted with the teachers’ unions and reversed itself. It’s U.S. virus map shows huge swathes of red … red meaning “Schools must not open, because it’s too DANGEROUS!” Never mind that schools around the country have been open all year without suffering mass casualties and studies showing that kids don’t catch or transmit the virus readily.
And don’t you dare not get vaccinated, you hater, even though we’re not totally sure how dangerous or effective they are. And never you mind that everybody you know has had the virus and recovered (meaning they’re now immune) OR has been vaccinated (supposedly meaning they’re immune, but maybe not?), “Everybody still has to wear masks!”
Amazing how we must cower in fear before a virus with a 99% survival rate, several effective treatments, and several vaccines.
I remember the Swine Flu epidemic, which hit all ages, not just the very elderly, and that killed off 11% of those sick enough to need hospitalization. Then-VP Biden said he didn’t want his loved ones on public transportation because of the risk of contracting the disease, then Obama flipped out and made him walk it back, lest his remark damage the transportation industry.
I was blogging back then and I don’t remember anybody closing schools or businesses or churches or demanding mask wearing or vaccinations. Maybe the difference was that Teh Won was in office. Or something.
FAUXTUS: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/fleccas/videos/1364978290521097 [10:06] to hear Fleccas report on Creepy Uncle Joe’s recent town hall. I had one thought about all the childhood anecdotes, which is that, as dementia takes hold, memories from long ago become the clearest and easiest to remember. Maybe he does it because he can’t remember his scripted answer and has to ramble until the voice in his ear bud tells him what to say.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/fleccas/videos/437121497439715 [8:12] to hear Fleccas interview people outside a Michael Knowles event. Conservatives say, “We should be talking to each other. Hateful is defined as ‘anything I don’t like’.”
Liberals say, “Shut up. F*** off. Stay out of my space. Violence is a useful political tool. Hate speech isn’t free speech. I don’t know much about him, but he’s probably saying hateful stuff. You should get s**t for being a Trump supporter.” Also, “F*** off.”
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TDS: In late January, a bunch of House Democrats proposed a bill they call the “No Glory for Hate Act.” It’s official name is H.R. 484. It’s purpose is to “prohibit the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents” by which they mean presidents who have been impeached twice, which duh means it is legislation targeted specifically at a single former president named Donald Trump.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is apparently an incurable mental disorder. I mean, I loathed and despised BHO to the point where one might have reasonably accused me of suffering from ODS. But as soon as he left office, I forgot about him. Not so Democrats.
H.R. 484 (which is still in committee) would prohibit the use of Federal funds to create or display any symbol, monument, or statue or to name, designate, or redesignate a Federal building or Federal land to commemorate or honor [Donald Trump].
It would also prohibit the use of federal funds to help any State, political subdivision, or entity to name any building, land, structure, installation, or other property after [Donald Trump] or to benefit any place that already bears his name.
It would also prohibit Donald Trump from being interred or inurned in Arlington National Cemetery and deny him the privileges legislated in the “Former Presidents Act of 1958” such as retirement benefits, clerical assistants, and free mail.
“President Donald J. Trump lives rent-free in the heads of Democrats. If it weren’t so tragic, it would be hilarious.” – Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
“Seems as though no matter where he is buried he will be living forever in your minds! Nothing says ‘unity’ like a bill targeting one person.” – Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL)