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Trump’s coronavirus presser…

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If you’ll recall,  Democrats were  screaming “racist!!”  only a few weeks ago when Trump made the perfectly sensible decision to reject all direct flights from China,  wisely buying the USA time to put plans into action.  Placing VP Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus response was smart,  as Pence dealt with a MERS outbreak when he was governor of Indiana.   There is a link to the press conference embedded  in this  piece.   What you may notice is that Trump is sober,  reassuring — egads! — dare I say  “presidential”  in his demeanor.

If you doubt the Democrats are attempting  to weaponize  the virus  against Trump,  watch the coverage this presser receives.   Don’t think  the media  isn’t in on this  —  even the Associated Press  admits that  Democrats are distorting readiness for the virus.   And remember that  “ordinary”  flu kills thousands every year in the US.   Here’s a  handy chart for you.   If you take the necessary steps to prevent getting the flu,  you will be unlikely to come down with the coronavirus either.   I am fortunate — my immune system is so wildly overactive that it makes me miserable much of the year,  but I haven’t had a cold or the flu in decades.  If your system is less robust,  take care of yourself!

Final question:  what will the Left do when a quadrillion million Americans  don’t die  of coronavirus?

 

 

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February 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm

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Humorous signs…

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Enjoy this  small array  of pix of amusing signs  —  professional and not —  from all over.   My favorite is the batteries.

 

 

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February 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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Cuban lies…

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Bernie Sanders is happy to defend Cuba’s record on everything because the literacy rate is so high, and that’s a good thing, as he said.   A Communist apologist spews out  these supposed  statistics.   I trust Goodrum as much as I trust the Cuban government,  which is to say not at all.   Since these are far from the first lies Bernie Sanders has been telling his entire life in one form or another,  I trust him no further than I could toss him on an average day.

I trust my two Cuban acquaintances far more,  and they say the only way unemployment is that low is if you include the black market economy,  which is what most Cubans operate under since no one wants to have a business big enough to alert the government goons who demand a chunk of the business and its proceeds.  They join me in hoping fervently that Bernie’s adoration of communism and its incestuous cousin socialism means he’ll lose Florida.  They both hope that whoever the Democratic presidential nominee is fails in a Reaganesque landslide.

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February 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Hosni Mubarak, R.I.P.

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Mubarak was the autocratic  president who ruled Egypt for  nearly 30 years  until being ensnared by the Arab Spring in 2011.   He apparently spent his final years in a military hospital in Cairo.   Since he assumed the highest office after the assassination of Anwar Sadat,  I have always wondered  if he had a hand in that death.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters during the uprising,  but was later retried, then subsequently acquitted and released in 2017.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters during the uprising, but later retried and subsequently acquitted and released in 2017.   Almost 900 protesters were killed in the 18-day movement that ended when he stepped down and turned power over to the military,  leading His Oneness to make another of his typically wishy-washy brayings.    Personally I don’t wish the old tyrant any peace, so the lede is merely a pro forma pleasantry.   he did nothing to deserve to sleep with the angels.  I thoroughly disapprove of the honors the government  is sending  him off with.

 

 

 

 

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February 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Mardi Gras fun…

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Mardi Gras this year featured not only the revelers and miscreants  (they aren’t necessarily the same thing),  but also some creative floats featuring  devastating caricatures  of the Clintons,  Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi.   Click on the twitter links to see some vastly amusing pix.   I have not been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans in quite a few years,  but this sort of merriment makes me want to return!   And I sure miss the food!

 

 

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February 25, 2020 at 1:21 pm

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Rio’s Carnival…

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Rio’s Carnival has been a festival since the 17th century.  It was originally a food festival celebrating Catholic and European pagan traditions,  but has since evolved into a week-long bonanza  of dancing  and parades.   Believe it or not,  but the samba dancers were once essentially naked.   The government demanded less flesh,  but for the past several decades  the costumes  have returned to super-scanty.   I imagine whoever sells rhinestones in Brazil must be rich.   The dancers save all year to pay for their costumes,  and they practice madly,  all hoping to be the ones selected for the dance competition.  If a samba school’s troupe is selected,  it brings incredible prestige to the group and the school.   Brazilians are great fans of plastic surgery, so many chests and other body parts are surgically enhanced,  and you can tell by the tan lines they mostly wear barely-there bikinis.

I doubt if many of the dancers pay much attention to the  ongoing political  disputes in Brazil.

 

 

 

 

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February 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm

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Capitalist comedy…

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I have long contended that progressives are humorless, and my theory has been proven repeatedly.    Conservatives can be genuinely funny,  and Tim Allen’s character on “Last Man Standing” employs it when trying to teach an exchange student about capitalism.   The character does a nearly perfect job,  and you should  watch it  for your amusement.   For more entertainment,  forward it to some of your liberal friends.

 

 

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February 23, 2020 at 1:11 pm

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Pigeons for Trump…

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Pigeons United To Interfere Now,  or PUTIN,  as the group shortens it,  glued  tiny little  MAGA hats on pigeons and released them in downtown Las Vegas the afternoon of the Democratic debate.   My favorite is the one they glued a teeny orange wig to.   Don’t worry — they used eyelash glue,  which  loses its grip in a day or so.

 

 

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February 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm

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Easy way to kill…

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There are approximately 1 to 3 million Uighurs in  concentration camps  in northwestern China.   They are Muslims and the ChiComs have for years grabbed such people and taken them off for re-education,  claiming they are tied to Islamic extremists and are a bad influence on good Chinese citizens.   Wouldn’t it be oh so convenient if the coronavirus were to make its deathly way into the friendly environment of the camps’ appalling conditions and kill everyone within before the poor authorities could do anything to prevent it?

UPDATE:  So  it begins?

 

 

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February 21, 2020 at 1:24 pm

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Social Security isn’t…

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…very secure,  and for that you can blame Congress,  which spent excesses on other things instead of leaving it in the pot for the future.   The federal government has trained seniors to use Social Security instead of saving for retirement.  It has always been a bad bet,  and  it still  is.   I figure that for every cent taken from me and supposedly placed in SS,  I have lost about 18 cents,  Thanks a lot you Congressional hogs…

 

 

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February 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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