February 27, 2020

AS CPAC CONDEMNS SOCIALISM, DEMS IN CONGRESS PROTECT CASTRO.

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDGE JAY BYBEE REPROVES CONGRESS. ” It matters not to me as a judge whether Congress embraces or disapproves of the administration’s actions, but it is time for a feckless Congress to come to the table and grapple with these issues. Don’t leave the table and expect us to clean up.”

CPAC: VP Pence Says ‘America Will Never Be a Socialist Country!’

Trump and Pence, with an unwitting assist from the Democrats, might just make this the most meaningful, issues-based campaign since 1980.

WAS THE EXCESSIVE DEATH RATE IN THE 1918 “SPANISH” FLU driven by aspirin overdoses? “The hypothesis presented herein is that salicylate therapy for influenza during the 1918–1919 pandemic resulted in toxicity and pulmonary edema, which contributed to the incidence and severity of early ARDS-like lungs, subsequent bacterial infection, and overall mortality. Pharmacokinetic data, which were unavailable in 1918, indicate that the aspirin regimens recommended for the ‘Spanish influenza’ predispose to severe pulmonary toxicity.”

I’M STICKING WITH EBOLA LAGER, JUST TO BE SAFE: First it was a joke, but Corona beer is really suffering from coronavirus news.

WHY ARE DEMOCRAT MONOPOLY CITIES SUCH CESSPITS OF CORRUPTION? Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison over Children’s Book Fraud Scheme.

Baltimore’s last Republican mayor left office at the beginning of 1967.

GREAT, WHEN DO WE GO? This Exoplanet Could Actually Be Habitable After All, And It’s Not Even That Far.

CALIFORNIA STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING 8,400 CASES OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. “All of these people have travel history from China, but are not currently showing symptoms. Those individuals have been advised to stay in their homes for 14 days, the recommended incubation period for the virus. 28 of the confirmed cases currently reside in California. The other five have left the state, Newsom indicated. It’s unclear whether the 33 cases are from the evacuated Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined off the coast of Japan. California health officials have 200 testing kits on hand and will be receiving more next week, according to Newsom.

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE TO FANS ENRAGED AT TRUMP USING THEIR MUSIC: ‘Everyone is Entitled to Do the YMCA Dance.’

JUST YOUR JOB AND YOUR SAVINGS AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU’VE GOT: How Much Will the Green New Deal Cost Your Family?

PLUTOCRAT SEEKS PLUTOCRAT: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Sought Andrew Yang’s Backing, Floated Vice- Presidential Slot.

TYLER O’NEIL: Obama Finally Breaks His Silence on Joe Biden’s 2020 Race.

NOT THE ORION, THOUGH. The Pentagon Is Working on a Nuclear Thermal Rocket. But so is China. Welcome to the next space race.

Well, the Chinese might still build Orion. If they do, don’t say you weren’t warned.

BOEING REALLY FOCUSED ON GETTING BACK ON TRACK: Boeing Company Funds Al Sharpton Event; Executives Refuse Comment.

NOW OUT FROM DANA LOESCH: Grace Canceled: How Outrage is Destroying Lives, Ending Debate, and Endangering Democracy.

IT’S COME TO THIS: Billy Idol teams up with NYC on anti-car and truck idling campaign that pays citizens to snitch. Complete with the slogan “‘Billy Idol never idles and neither should you’—Mayor Bill de Blasio.”

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CPAC SPEAKER: Socialized Medicine Killed Princess Diana.

WELL, GOOD: Adult boosters for tetanus, diphtheria may be unnecessary.

MEGAN FOX ON THE RADIO: Megan (our Megan, not Transformers Megan) will be on the Mark Griffiths show KLZ 560 AM in the Denver area, at 3PM Eastern Time today, 1PM Mountain Time.

You can listen on the web at https://www.klzradio.com/

WHEN YOU’VE LOST THE BULWARKSierra Blanca Is How Trump Crushes Bernie.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: I Regret to Inform You Expensive Vacuums Are Worth It. I bought a not-too-expensive but not cheap Simplicity. I went to the vacuum cleaner store — yes, Knoxville still has a vacuum cleaner store, and they’re great — and asked the guy for the lightest, easiest-to-use HEPA upright he had. It works great, and Helen can use it comfortably.

MEANWHILE, OVER AT VODKAPUNDIT: What Will the Left Do When A Billion-Jillion Americans Don’t Die of Coronavirus?

ROGER SIMON: For Democrats, Coronavirus Is the New Russia… Or, Is It Ukraine?

#FEELTHEBERN: 20 Years After Socialist Takeover, 1 In 3 Venezuelans Are Starving.

FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION: The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: BREAKING: EUROPE’S IWA OUTDOOR TRADE SHOW POSTPONED OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS.

“FASCISM IS REMEMBERED AS A CRIME. COMMUNISM IS TREATED LIKE A MISTAKE:” How Can Bernie Sanders Happen in America?

#JOURNALISM:

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Across the country, rural communities want to secede from their states. Here’s why.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Notes From #CPAC2020 Day One. “I’m here at CPAC, which is the largest annual gathering of conservatives. It’s my first time back at the conference since President Trump was inaugurated in 2017. I don’t know what the last couple of years have been like but I can honestly report that the feeling here now is positively electric.”

It really is.

BILL BARR – MAINSTREAM CONSERVATIVE: Mario Loyola points out in The Atlantic that the President and Bill Barr both echo the mainstream conservative position on executive power. It was Obama and co that were abusing that power. I’ll just add that it’s astonishing this has to be said.

HE’S NOT WRONG: Attorney General William Barr Skewers ‘Remarkably Monolithic’ Liberal Press. Think of them as Democratic Party operatives with bylines and you won’t go far wrong.

A HERO OF THE REAL RESISTANCE: Powerline’s Scott Johnson stays on the Ilhan Omar case with A Message from Abdi Nur.

From Powerline:

“My name is Abdihakin Osman Nur and I live in Minneapolis Minnesota. I am an American citizen. I am the person who spoke to the media and said that Ilhan Omar married her brother and made legal papers for him to stay in America. I confirmed that the marriage was fraudulent and that I was personally aware since I was a close friend and neighbor to both Ahmed Hirsi and Ilhan Omar. It is also an open secret in the Minnesota Somali community but everyone is afraid of problems from supporters of Ilhan Omar, at least one of whom has a felony criminal record.”

More:

“I would like to inform the public and the government of the USA. If anything were to happen to me and my safety that Ilhan Omar and her team will be responsible. I also ask for the support of the American people in case I’m set up or something happens to me because I have talked.”

Read the entire post. Be proud that there are brave Americans like Mr. Nur.

WELL, I GUESS I’M OKAY WITH THAT, PERSONALLY: Sierra Blanca Is How Trump Crushes Bernie: There’s an avalanche of opposition research coming for Bernie Sanders. The story of Sierra Blanca is just the start. “It’s especially damning because it’s pretty much true. And, as an added bonus, it doesn’t help that this isn’t Jane Sanders’ first brush with scandal.”

WELL, AS “LESSER BREEDS WITHOUT THE LAW,” THEY CAN’T POSSIBLY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS BECAUSE REASONS. U. Michigan panel: Western colonialism at fault for gender violence among immigrants.

#FIGHTFOR15: Amazon opens full-size, ‘cashierless’ grocery store in Seattle.

LESLIE EASTMAN: A biochemist’s analysis of President Trump’s coronavirus press conference.

THIS IS STARTING TO GET SCARY: Japan closes schools through the end of March

YOU’RE NOT FIT FOR COLLEGE. GO HOME. Students stage sit-in, cry racism after prof reads ‘historical document’ containing n-word.

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Across the country, rural communities want to secede from their states. Here’s why.

FROM THE PHOTO VAULT: The last UN forces tank retreats across the Han River as the UN forces evacuate Seoul. Photo taken January 4, 1951.

NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: AOC Has Warning For Migrants Caravans: Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic. “Migrant caravans listen to AOC!!! Why come up to America? Your country is safer according to AOC not be dominated by white males.”

ROOTING FOR THE OTHER SIDE. NEXT QUESTION? Where was Bernie when Americans fought for Soviet Jewry?

CHOOSE THE FORM OF YOUR DESTRUCTOR: Betting odds show Sanders winning 13 of 14 Super Tuesday races.

SO YOU’RE SAYING IT’S HONEST JOURNALISM? Bloomberg TV Segment Rips Entire Dem Presidential Field, Including Michael Bloomberg.

THE SPEECH THAT CONVINCED REPUBLICANS THAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS PRESIDENTIAL TIMBER:  On this day in 1860, Lincoln gave his famous Cooper Union address in New York.

One eyewitness described it this way:  “When Lincoln rose to speak, I was greatly disappointed. He was tall, tall, — oh, how tall! and so angular and awkward that I had, for an instant, a feeling of pity for so ungainly a man.” However, once Lincoln warmed up, “his face lighted up as with an inward fire; the whole man was transfigured. I forgot his clothes, his personal appearance, and his individual peculiarities. Presently, forgetting myself, I was on my feet like the rest, yelling like a wild Indian, cheering this wonderful man.”

 

THE REAL INDIANS ARE UNIMPRESSED: Elizabeth Warren criticized, again, over bogus claims of Cherokee heritage: 200 Native Americans issue open letter to candidate as Super Tuesday looms. “You have yet to fully address the harm you have caused.”

SO SIMPLE, LIKE THE JITTERBUG, THAT IT PLUMB EVADES PEOPLE: Why hand washing really could slow down an epidemic.

AS ALWAYS, FOR THE LEFT, BAD NEWS IS GOOD NEWS: The Left Prays for Coronavirus Black Swan Event to Take Out Trump, But it Won’t Happen. Here’s Why.

WELL, YES. Cuomo and the Urbanites Are Squeezing Rural New York to Death.

ONLY SUCKERS THINK SOCIALISM IS ABOUT EQUALITY. Fidel Castro lived like a king in Cuba, book claims.

DON SURBER: Corona Virus proves Trump is correct on borders and trade.

On January 31, as the Corona Virus began making the news, Joe Biden said, “We have, right now, a crisis with the Corona Virus. This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science.”

President Donald John Trump had just imposed travel restrictions on Red China, including the quarantining of travelers returning home.

Closing the border made sense, which of course is why Biden and the rest of his party oppose it. Their hatred of the president has made them dumber than a kid eating a bag of lead chips.

True.

Related.

GOJIRA, GODZILLA, WHO CARES? COMING SOON TO WWF!  Giant Komodo dragons battle for dominance in wild video.

AND THE SECRET OF THEIR SUCCESS IS NOT BEING AS EXTREME LEFT AS THE REST OF THE MSM! WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS WILL SAY TO THE REST OF THE MEDIA? IS IT POSSIBLE THEY’RE LIVING IN AN ALTERNATE REALITY?  Fox News hits all-time prime-time ratings high.

Look, it’s not that they are particularly good. It’s that the rest of the field is so very, very bad.

OKAY, SURE, WE’VE ALL READ ABOUT FLORIDA MAN, BUT THIS SEEMS EXCESSIVE:  Florida woman arrested after leaving boyfriend to die in suitcase.

If you must date Florida Woman, remember to carry a small auger on your person. To punch holes in a suitcase, of course.

AND SPEAKING OF SANDERS: DO NOT WANT. ONE STAR. CONTAINS LIVE BOBCAT. WOULD NOT ORDER AGAIN:  Bernie the Red Part III: Democratic Socialism In Bernie’s Own Words.

SENSIBLE:  Let’s talk about coronavirus.

Look, guys, as with Ebola this coronavirus is almost certainly being spread by certain cultural practices.  What Bookworm calls “toilet hygiene” is completely different in much of the world. And we DO know some of the transmission is through fecal matter.

I will be honest, I and most of the people I talk to online have been sick (up and down) with never-get-well since early January. We were joking that we’re not sure this is not coronavirus, because it keeps returning.

It probably isn’t. But it could be. Not enough people have been tested to know where and if there’s community transmission.

What we do know, though, is that so far the deaths in the US are of people who contracted the virus abroad. If people are sick in the US, it’s manifesting as a series of very bad colds or a returning virus. We’ve had these before, at least in military towns. Remember early 2000s when they were sending contractors back from Iraq when they couldn’t treat them? Fun times. I don’t remember what year it was everything in Colorado Springs closed, including the churches and the schools. I don’t remember, because I was sick over and over again, each time a weaker attack, till it passed. But none of us died. It was just truly annoying.

There are other factors than cultural practices. For instance, the population of Wuhan was under stresses we can’t even imagine.

Our particular issue is how enmeshed we allowed our economy to become with theirs. It’s time to split the sheets. The sooner, the better.

Meanwhile take sensible precautions, work from home if you can, and wash your hands. Oh, and don’t panic over the stock market. Killing the economy will only elect Bernie who’ll turn us into what China is.

WE CANNOT PUT OUR TRUST OR DEPEND FOR SUPPLIES ON TOTALITARIAN REGIMES THAT MAKE UP NUMBERS OUT OF CLEAR AIR, CREATE GHOST CITIES AS SINKHOLES FOR “INVESTMENTS” AND ARE CREDIBLE ONLY TO THE LIKES OF BLOOMBERG. WE CANNOT. FREE TRADE IS A LOVELY CONCEPT, JUST LIKE MARRIAGE IS A LOVELY CONCEPT. BUT A MINIMUM OF TRUST MUST EXIST BETWEEN PARTNERS:  A Time For Black Swans.

BIDEN D-(MENTIA) IS AT IT AGAIN:  Biden Kills Half US Population With Gun Remark.

WOMAN TOO INCOMPETENT TO KEEP A DO-NOTHING JOB WITH A TV STATION DOES HER BEST TO HELP MOM AND DAD GIN UP PANIC OF A BUG THAT WILL BE A NOTHING BURGER IN THIS COUNTRY. BECAUSE AS THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE PRESIDENTS WHO DID HIS BEST TO WRAP US AROUND THE NECK OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES AND FLOOD OUR INDUSTRY WITH CHEAP FOREIGN WORKERS, SHE REALLY NEEDS YOU TO BELIEVE THIS IS ALL TRUMP’S FAULT:  Chelsea Clinton Rips Trump On Coronavirus.

Mark my words, in the US the mortality will be negligible, except perhaps in those cities which have become highly fecalized environments.  The impact will be economic. And let’s just say that the impact to the economy is not — repeat not — the fault of the president who tried to bring our industry back to America and minimize our exposure to the vagaries of corrupt and secretive regimes. That the open borders, let every undocumented person in who can crawl across the border, health care for illegals, send all our jobs abroad crowd is pointing fingers at Trump as the chickens come home to roost is….  Well, as good as convincing our children that the party of slavery and segregation was always on the side of victims.

Guys, we either fight the propaganda or we die from it. Your choice.

BEHOLD MY SHOCKED FACE:  ABC News Gets Caught Again By Project Veritas.

TURNS OUT LITTLE JOHNNY CAN’T WRITE HIS WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG, BECAUSE HE’S BEING TAUGHT BY SEMI-LITERATE IDIOTS WHO — TO MAKE IT ALL BETTER — ARE WORKING TO GOVERNMENT SPECS. OF COURSE, TO THE NEW YORK TIMES WHY THINGS LIKE REFUSING TO TEACH GRAMMAR PRODUCES BAD WRITERS IS A COMPLETE MYSTERY:  The New York Times States The Obvious: A Literacy Fisk.

February 26, 2020

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#JOURNALISM:

OPEN THREAD: Unburden yourself of all those unexpressed thoughts.

FEAR AND LOATHING AT THE KOROVA MILK BAR:

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CORONAVIRUS: Trump outlines US response to coronavirus, puts Pence in charge of effort.

BECAUSE IT WORKS, AND BECAUSE THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES: Why the Left Calls Good People Racist. It doesn’t work as well as it used to, but there are still no significant consequences.

A SMALL VICTORY FOR FREEDOM: Illinois House passes bill to tear down nearly 100 red-light cameras.

BUT NOT THE LAST: CDC confirms first possible ‘community spread’ coronavirus case in US. So a confirmed possible? Here’s what they mean by that:

The CDC doesn’t know exactly how the patient contracted the virus. The individual is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in Sacramento County.

“At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown,” the CDC said in a statement. “It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.”

Well, if this isn’t the first, the first is coming.

TRUMP’S PRESS CONFERENCE: “Most of this press conference is above politics, and his answer to this question is, ultimately, that we need to work together and be above politics, but Trump dives straight into politics at this point, and he’s blunt and, I think, very effective. He says Pelosi is ‘incompetent’ and ‘not thinking about the country.’ He points to the doctors on stage with him and says they are ‘the most talented people in the world’ and ‘they shouldn’t be demeaned.’ He says, Nancy Pelosi knows what she is saying is not true, ‘she’s trying to create a panic,’ and she’s ‘trying to get a political advantage’ when what is needed is for everyone to work together.”

Related: Trump Appoints Pence To Lead Government’s Coronavirus Response. Pence has been pretty effective in getting bureaucrats to do their jobs in the past.

UPDATE: A good review from Andy McCarthy:

Oh, he can. And he will if he thinks it’s the way to go. And he won’t if he doesn’t.

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Lesbian Feminist: It’s Time to Stop Trans Indoctrination in Public Schools.

WE KNOW, JOE, WE KNOW: “Biden: Sometimes I Wake Up and I Think It’s 1920 and Not 2020.”

Joe’s memories of 1929 are particularly strong:

BUT OF COURSE: Harvey Weinstein recorded robocall for Mike Bloomberg’s 2005 mayoral bid.

ADVICE THAT WILL BE IGNORED: Don’t Do Russia’s Work. “What I do want to do here is to reinforce a point from the 2017 article: Russia’s main effort is to divide Americans against each other, not to support any particular outcome in any particular election. Irresponsible speculation that someone is being backed by Russia — let alone an actual agent of Russia’s — is doing the work of the Russians for them. Insofar as this kind of rhetoric is deployed without hard evidence, it is irresponsible. When American speakers with prominent platforms engage in this kind of irresponsible rhetoric, they can reach far more people and do far more damage than the Russian government’s propaganda arm could ever purchase with its limited resources.”

But they can’t help themselves, because they’re crazy. Plus: “If we look at who is actually doing Russia’s work — dividing Americans against one another with these suggestions of foreign influence — it turns out that these journalists are much better candidates for ‘Russian agents’ than any of the politicians (excepting Ms. Clinton, who is right there with the journalists advancing irresponsible rhetoric). I do not say this to accuse them, or anyone, of being a Russian agent. What I mean to say is that Putin has more reason to be happy because major TV networks are accusing the winner of the Nevada caucus of being a spy than he has reason to feel good about Bernie Sanders having won.”

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Across the country, rural communities want to secede from their states. Here’s why.

DANA LOESCH: How CNN Set Me Up For The Near-Riot Parkland Town Hall.

KEVIN WILLIAMSON: Bernie Sanders Hates America — But he still has a soft spot for Fidel Castro.

Senator Sanders is not an intellectual. He is not a scholar of law or economics or intersectionality studies, and he is not a member of the new administrative class that the American Left has been building since Woodrow Wilson. He is only their John the Baptist, a voice crying in the wilderness and announcing the coming of the new kingdom.

What kind of kingdom is it to be?

There is some indication in history, because Senator Sanders’s parroting Castroite propaganda about Communist Cuba’s supposed successes in literacy and health care are hardly without precedent. The New York Times’s infamous Walter Duranty reportage was straight-up Soviet propaganda. Lincoln Steffens’s celebration of Soviet life — “I have seen the future, and it works!” — required a measure of willful blindness. The New Republic at times functioned as a gentle apologist for Stalin and Stalinism. Noam Chomsky and Pol Pot, the American Left and Ho Chi Minh, the American Left and Chairman Mao, the American Left and Castro, the American Left and Hugo Chávez, the European Left and the Ayatollah Khomeini, knucklehead campus dopes and Che Guevara, etc. — the pattern repeats itself. There is a streak of Leninism that runs from the Soviet enterprise through Mao’s China and into the ayatollahs’ Iran. But what Lenin’s revolution really has in common with Mao’s and with Khomeini’s is that each of those ultimately was directed at the same enemy: us.

Castro was fortunate in one sense: “A decade ago, Forbes estimated Fidel Castro’s personal net worth at $900 million,” a Forbes columnist wrote after Castro’s death in 2016. Just under the wire to avoid the wrath that the millionaire Vermont Marxist has for billionaires.

LEFTISM RUNS ON HATE, AND LYNCH MOBS WERE ALWAYS A DEMOCRATIC TROPE: Watch a liberal lynch mob form and riot, in real time.

THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ACCELERATES: Israel, Socialism, and Bernie “Corbyn” Sanders.

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