In times of pseudo-crisis, people’s true character—actually, usually their lack thereof—comes to the fore, so take a moment as you shelter in place, hide, cringe in a corner, whine, or merely enjoy your pets enjoying you enjoying a bit of time off and read on for the humorous, the absurd, and the political, which is actually pretty much all of the above.
Speaking of lack of character, let us begin with Hillary Clinton, who is still not president, and her delight in the deaths of Americans. She’s referring to the misleading news that America is #1 in viral deaths. Hoo boy did we dodge a bullet there, gentle readers:
Normal Americans don’t begrudge anyone their success, but, as Rod Serling
Geffen is reportedly worth 7.5 billion. It’s nice that he’s enjoying himself on his megayacht in such idyllic climes, but forgive me for hoping, gentle readers that should everyone in the world be killed by some horrific contagion, it will not be clueless, idle rich like him that survive to carry on the human race. If anyone needed an example of why Hollywood hasn’t a clue about the reality of Normal Americans, this is the dictionary definition.
And speaking of clueless, Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor, demonstrates a remarkable flexibility in ideology:
Some have suggested the World Health Organization is not a non-partisan Health Organization, but something else–A Chinese propaganda organ. This might help provide a clue:
Gretchen Whitmer is the Governor of Michigan:
Perhaps we could fight more effectively if we all lip-locked as well? But that’s not Whitmer’s top act of cluelessness:
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs literally threatened all doctors and pharmacists in the state who prescribe or dispense hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
The agency’s March 24 letter warns physicians and pharmacists of professional consequences for the prescribing of hydroxychloroquine (and chloroquine). Beyond the rational recommendation against hoarding as production of this medication needs to be ramped up, the letter deviates into open threats of ‘administrative action’ against the licenses of doctors that prescribe hydroxychloroquine.
The letter also instructs pharmacists to ignore physician orders for this medication. Due to the debate over a pharmacist’s right to refuse to fill medications that go against their religious beliefs, this could place pharmacists in the unprecedented position of being told that they must fill prescriptions that violate their ‘conscience (religious belief)’ but must not fill prescriptions to treat COVID-19.
Even worse, the letter indicates health care providers are ‘required to report’ their fellow physicians who are prescribing these medications. This draconian measure carries ominous Gestapo-like overtones of neighbor reporting neighbor to ‘authorities.’
Don’t you wish you lived in Michigan, gentle readers? For that matter, don’t you wish you lived in New York City, where Mayor/Comrade Bill de Blasio wants to move forward:
With the Big Apple now the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that critics should not be ‘focusing’ on ‘anything looking back on any level of government right now’ — including his previous statements urging his constituents to go about their lives and not worry about the virus.
. . . . Confronted with his previous soundbites on CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ de Blasio initially downplayed the comments before ultimately acknowledging that the questions were ‘fair.’
‘This is just about how we save lives going forward. Everyone was working with the information we had, and trying of course to avoid panic,’ de Blasio began. ‘The bottom line is none of us have time to look backwards. I’m trying to figure out how we get through next Sunday, and what we do the week after that.’
Better moving forward than focusing on de Blasio’s past cluelessness. And then there was Chuck Todd, who thinks President Trump has blood on his hands:
When Joe Biden doesn’t agree with you, you know you’ve gone too far. And Laura Krolczky, a senior executive of the Roswell Park Cancer Center, hoping to kill Trump voters:
Krolczky was reportedly fired, which, considering her position at a renowned medical facility is a good thing indeed. Oddly enough, most medical facilities don’t want half their prospective patients thinking they want them dead. And this, from the Mayor of New Orleans, who, like many in the media and elsewhere, has apparently never heard of the 10th Amendment and/or federalism.
I’m relatively certain Mr. Trump wasn’t aware Mardi Gras was his to cancel. He’s the worst racist dictator ever! The venerable aphorism, “no good deed goes unpunished,” is alive and well as Powerline reports:
Minnesota’s MyPillow man Mike Lindell joined President Trump and chief executive officers Darius Adamczyk (Honeywell), Debra Waller (Jockey — great!), Greg Hayes (United Technologies), and David Taylor (Proctor and Gamble) at yesterday’s daily White House Coronavirus task force briefing. Lindell is a recovering addict, an outspoken Christian, a fervent Trump supporter, a successful entrepreneur and all-around remarkable gentleman. Lindell spoke for less than three minutes (video below). He announced that MyPillow was repurposing part of its factory to make cotton face masks for health care workers. It will be cranking out 50,000 masks a day by the end of the week.
Lindell added a few words expressing his gratitude for Trump’s election and urging Americans to pray. As a result, he set off a wave of hatred and contempt on Twitter.
The moment Lindell mentioned God, CNN cut him off. There may be a message in that…
Quotable quote (Ben Shapiro via FOX News): ‘If you’re angry at the guy shifting over his factory to produce 50,000 facemasks a day for medical professionals, you’re doing being human wrong.’
And who can—or will—forget this:
Pelosi has recently claimed that while President Trump was “fiddling,” Americans were dying. Here’s reality:
And we can always count on the media to lie about anything important:
CBS published a story about overloaded NYC hospitals, but used a photo from an Italian hospital instead. They claim it was an “editing” error. Riiiiiight. Fascinating, is it not, that media “errors” always advance media-D/S/C narratives at the expense of normal Americans.
Uh, through November?
And in Seattle, a city overrun with crime, anarchy, homelessness and innumerable other issues, the Police Chief is on the job:
Apparently the Chief is unfamiliar with the First Amendment, and certainly has an odd idea of law enforcement priorities. “Hello? 911? Somebody called me a mean name!” Aren’t you glad you don’t live there, gentle readers?
But following the darkest night, there is the dawn:
Adult content site Pornhub knows we’re all social distancing, so they’ve decided to hook everyone up with free Pornhub Premium to make our isolation just a little bit easier.
Starting March 24, users can sign up at the site’s special “stay home” landing page to enjoy premium for the next month.
‘With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time,’ said said Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub in a press release. ‘We hope by expanding our offer of free Pornhub Premium worldwide, people have an extra incentive to stay home and flatten the curve.’
Hmmm. Yes, and uh, other stuff…
All is well at the Manor, gentle readers. Our best wishes and prayers for you and yours.