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I’M SURPRISED THIS OLD QUOTE ISN’T THROWN AROUND MORE RIGHT NOW

Mascot new lookWith assorted events in the news these days I keep being reminded of an old quote. You know the source.

I’ll paraphrase it as “Too late we realized that we would have to go on living under the new Plague Rules long after the Plague itself had gone away.”

In 1947 Albert Camus used a physical plague as a metaphor for his actual theme: The manner in which too many people react – or fail to react – when they are physically trapped by human “rats” who insist they obey orders and remain utterly compliant as their freedoms are taken away from them. Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE KAREN WHITSETT ON TRUMP AND CORONAVIRUS

Karen WhitsettDemocrat State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan has credited President Trump and his touting of hydroxychloroquine with saving her life as she recently combated the coronavirus.

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Donald Trump never called racist till running against DemocratsWhitsett courageously went non-partisan and publicly stated she would not have thought to ask for it (hydroxychloroquine) if President Trump had not touted its benefits as a possible coronavirus treatment.

“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” Whitsett said. Her body reacted to the hydroxychloroquine fairly quickly. According to Whitsett, “It was less than two hours” when she started to feel relief. Continue reading

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SIXTY MINUTES INVESTIGATES THE CHINESE “WET MARKETS” WHERE THE CORONAVIRUS STARTED

Sixty Minutes Australia with a piece on the infamous “wet markets” of China, where bat soup and other items are common offerings. 

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL: CORONAVIRUS DEATHS WILL BE MUCH, MUCH, MUCH LOWER THAN PROJECTED

Centers for disease controlBalladeer’s Blog wants to remind readers about this statement from CDC Director Doctor Robert Redfield. Monday on KVOI Radio he stated that deaths from the Chinese Coronavirus will be much, much, much lower than projected.

Just try not to succumb to despair in the midst of all this.   

 

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HARRIS POLL: AT LEAST SIXTY PERCENT APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS EFFORTS

Trump is the new FDRWE NEED THIRD PARTIES. Independent voter site Balladeer’s Blog remains the only place on the web that criticizes both of America’s major political parties equally. Some Democrat politicians – even Ilhan Omar – are bravely crossing party lines to praise the Trump administration’s coronavirus efforts.

The Harris Poll recently showed 60 percent approving of the President’s approach and the ABC Poll showed 55% approving. 

It’s nice to see at least a few Democrats willing to work for ALL the people by praising de facto Third Party President Donald Trump’s terrific measures against the Chinese Coronavirus, the most talked-about virus since the Spanish Flu of a century ago.

America’s forever-shrill media called Trump “racist” for his travel bans to curtail the spread of the virus, only to look as foolish as usual when other countries imposed the same measures.

democrat republican awakeEven now the worthless corporate media fixates on calling people racist for  correctly saying “Chinese Coronavirus” and ignoring the way there is no condemnatory intent behind such labels. SPANISH Flu, GERMAN measles, etc. Even the Democrats at CNN have called it the “Chinese Coronavirus” on several occasions beginning on January 22nd of this year.

Trump also signed the most comprehensive relief package related to the pandemic to date, including guaranteed free testing, paid sick leave, enhancements to unemployment relief, and paid emergency leave. Congratulations to President Trump for getting EVEN REPUBLICAN OFFICE-HOLDERS to go along with this since they usually have nervous breakdowns at the thought of the government spending money to help people in the U.S. Trump really is the new Franklin Roosevelt.   

And it was great the way the president recently put a typically partisan and divisive Democrat reporter in their place when they tried to politicize the crisis:

REPORTER: “You did say a few days ago that you did have a sense that this was a pandemic that was coming. So why was the United States not prepared with more testing — “

TRUMP: “We were very prepared. The only thing we weren’t prepared for was the media. The media has not treated it fairly. I will tell you how prepared I was, I called for a ban from people coming in from China long before anybody thought it was — in fact, it was your network, I believe they called me a racist because I did that. It was many of the people in the room, they called me racist and other words because I did that, because I went so early. So when you say we weren’t prepared, had I let these tens of thousands of people come in from China a day, we would have had something right now that would have been — you wouldn’t have even recognized it compared to where we are … So when you say that I wasn’t prepared, I was the first one to do the ban. Now other countries are following what I did. But the media doesn’t acknowledge that. They know it’s true. They know it’s true, but they don’t want to write about it.” Continue reading

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