|“Immigrants soon find their place in urban
life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a
long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a
social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More
menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the
seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture,
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
The Real Coronavirus Chronology Shows
Trump was On Top of It While Biden was Mocking the Danger
The leftist national media incessantly reports that the spread of the coronavirus is, well, President Trump’s fault. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, always good for the most incendiary and least helpful comments in any difficult situation, said on Sunday, “[T]he president – his denial at the beginning was deadly.” Then in Joe Biden’s latest effort to be relevant, his campaign has released an ad attacking President Trump for not being sufficiently responsive to the threats of the coronavirus from the “beginning.”
The Unbearable Pettiness of the Washington Press Corps
The fanatical media have more than demeaned themselves; they have rendered themselves irrelevant. Americans who are watching are disgusted by their obvious and relentless attacks on the man. No wonder the president's approval ratings are climbing. We are seeing a man adept at solving problems and getting things done and watching the media that are a barrel of monkeys willing to destroy the country to take him down.
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Week ending 5 April 2020
|Dr. Stephen Smith on Effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine:
'I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic'
Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, said on "The Ingraham Angle" on Wednesday night that he is optimistic about the use of antimalarial medications and antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, calling it "a game-changer." "I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I'm very serious," Smith, an infectious disease specialist, told host Laura Ingraham.
|France Officially Sanctions Drug After 78 of 80 Patients Recover from COVID-19 Within Five Days
The French government has officially sanctioned chloroquine, a drug often used to fight malaria, for certain patients infected with the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The move comes after infectious diseases specialist Didier Raoult announced new clinical results that show 78 out of 80 patients treated with chloroquine recovered within five days, reported Trustnodes.
Coronavirus Pandemic 'Opportunity' to Implement Leftist Agenda
Newsom was asked during the news conference if he saw "potential" to use the coronavirus "crisis" to push for the implementation of a "new progressive era." After talking for a couple of minutes while trying to qualify his response, Newsom said, "forgive me for being long-winded, but absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern."
|Goodbye, Green New Deal|
Kevin D. Williamson
The current crisis in the U.S. economy is, in miniature but concentrated form, precisely what the Left has in mind in response to climate change: shutting down large sectors of the domestic and global economies through official writ, social pressure, and indirect means, in response to a crisis with potentially devastating and wide-ranging consequences for human life and human flourishing.
|What Comes After the Corona Crisis?
American Policy Center – Tom DeWeese
Take a good look at what we have just witnessed as the Pelosi/Schumer-led Democrats blatantly took advantage of this Corona crisis by packing the stimulus bill with Green New Deal policies that had nothing to do with the crisis. They will do the very same thing in state legislatures and city councils after this crisis passes. They are determined to force the Green New Deal into every corner of our lives.
|Did Coronavirus Leak from a Research Lab In Wuhan?
Startling New Theory Is 'No Longer Being Discounted'
Senior sources in the British government say that while 'the balance of scientific advice' is still that the deadly virus was first transmitted to humans from a live animal market in Wuhan, a leak from a laboratory in the Chinese city is 'no longer being discounted'. Despite its reputation for high security, there have been unverified local reports that workers at the institute became infected after being sprayed by blood, and then carried the infection into the local population.
|Cuomo's Fateful Decision
Not the Mark of a Presidential Hopeful
In 2015, New York's Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo was faced with a decision: purchase a recommended 16,000 ventilators to add to the state's pandemic preparation stockpile, or spend the millions elsewhere. Cuomo chose to go the latter route, commissioning a task force led by his health commissioner, Howard Zucker, to come up with a rationing plan for using the state's existing ventilators should a pandemic scenario ever become reality.
|NYC Health Commissioner Told De Blasio to Get Serious on
Efforts to Stop Wuhan Coronavirus Spread. He Refused.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticizes President Trump over his response toward fighting the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but he should probably look in the mirror. For starters, the American people approve of how the Trump White House has handled this crisis. Second, it appears as if New York City's council members were more concerned about being politically correct than preparing for how to handle the outbreak.
|Bill de Blasio to 'Monitor' Samaritan's Purse |
Coronavirus Emergency Hospital for 'Discrimination'
Over the weekend, the global evangelical Christian charity Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field hospital in New York City's historic Central Park to help the Big Apple handle the coronavirus crisis. Mayor Bill de Blasio has thanked the organization ... by promising to monitor it to make sure there's no "discrimination." De Blasio views the charity with suspicion because its president and CEO, Franklin Graham, has championed the Bible's stance on sexuality.
|How Obama's Failure to Resupply Respirators In Federal Stockpile |
Created a 2020 Crisis
The Strategic National Stockpile, America's giant medical storage closet for a terrorist or biological crisis, once boasted more than 100 million respirator masks to protect doctors, nurses and other frontline health care workers in case of a contagion. The tale of how such a critical supply lapsed, leading the Trump administration to scramble for 500 million new masks in the midst of pandemic, is one of government neglect and competing priorities that began in 2009.
|More Questions About That Lady
Who Ingested the Fish Tank Cleaner
You know when the media is working overtime to push a story that makes Trump look responsible for two elderly people ingesting fish tank cleaner causing one of them to DIE there is likely waaaaay more to the story.
|Amazing! Follow the entire thread. Was it murder?|
|Woman Who Ingested Fish Tank Cleaner and 'accidentally' Poisoned
Her Husband Is Prolific Donor to Democratic Causes
The Arizona woman who said that she and her 68-year-old husband ingested a substance used to clean fish tanks after hearing President Donald Trump tout chloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus has given thousands of dollars to Democratic groups and candidates over the last two years.
|The Mysterious Case of the People Who Ate Fish Tank Cleaner
Shortly after President Trump touted chloroquine as a potential cure for COVID-19, the media triumphantly reported that a man had died from taking homemade chloroquine due to Trump's recommendation. It turned out that the man's wife fed him some fish tank cleaner. She even partook of it with him, except that he died while she didn't. As a dedicated murder mystery reader, I didn't blame Trump. My suspicions were focused elsewhere.
|Broad Coalition Embraces Trump Fuel Efficiency Rule,
‘safer’ and Cheaper
Organized by the American Energy Alliance, over 40 groups signed a letter that defended the Department of Transportation's and the Environmental Protection Agency's massive regulatory change that pulled back an Obama-era rule that many said went too far in the name of climate change.
|MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Goes Off Script, Encourages People Turn to God, Read Bibles During Trump Press Conference;
CNN, Others Go Bonkers
Referring to the day Donald Trump won the presidency against Hillary Clinton, Lindell said, "God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God."... As Lindell exited the Rose Garden stage, Trump said, "I did not know he was going to do that. He's a friend of mine and I appreciate that."
|After Complaints, Trump's DHS Says Gun Stores Are 'Essential' Businesses.' Looking at You, LA.
The Trump Administration has revised and clarified its advisory about which businesses are considered "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce" during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. And the change looks to be connected to the LA County sheriff's absurd flip-flopping over whether gun stores should remain open. "It is precisely in times like these that citizens need to be self-reliant. Firearms are but one of many tools to help citizens ensure their own safety."
|AR-15s Save Lives
America's rifle, which is what the AR-15 and like rifles are, is often used by the millions of Americans who legally own them for sport, hunting and home defense. Here's why a diverse and growing group of Americans chose to keep an AR-15-type rifle handy.
|Greg Gutfeld Busts Media Matters Again with
What They Were Saying About Fox and Virus In January
Greg Gutfeld has been having a battle with the folks from Media Matters the last few days. Some in liberal media have been trying to push the talking point that Fox the virus. It’s about their continuing aim to try to take out Fox News.
|Joe Scarborough Says Everyone But Trump 'Saw This Coming In Early January' – Forgets His Show Didn't Mention It Until the 24th
The first mention of coronavirus on "Morning Joe" did, in fact, come on January 24 – when cohost Mika Brzezinski read a news report out of China after the 26th death was reported in Wuhan. The topic received just a few minutes of coverage that day, at which point the conversation returned to Trump's impeachment trial.
|Death to 'Dirty' Christians, Love for 'Pure' Muslims During COVID-19
The Islamic worldview – even concerning things such as disease (e.g., coronavirus) – is fundamentally based on a dichotomy: Anything and everything non-Islamic is evil, dirty, to be shunned, hated, and struggled against ("jihad"); anything Islamic is good, clean, to be embraced, loved, and struggled on behalf.
|San Francisco Reverses Ban On Plastic Bags,
Now Bars Reusable Totes
San Francisco has reversed its 13-year ban on plastic bags and will now prohibit the reusable bags city leaders once championed because of the coronavirus. The city announced the switch this week as part of its plan to curb the spread of coronavirus. Barring customers from bringing reusable bags, mugs and other household items into stores was adopted as a measure "to prevent unnecessary contact."
|Who could have seen this coming?|
Week ending 29 March 2020
|Is There a Vaccine for
Trump Derangement Syndrome?
After the primaries this week, I was watching Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. I've reached an age where I've seen just about everything and very little surprises me. But I confess myself… well, let's say appalled that any sentient creature above the level of a jellyfish would vote for either of these men for president. Because I have leftist friends and relatives, I know there are some on the Left who have drained the Kool Aid to the very dregs.
|We Will Remember Dems'
Boston Herald Editorial Staff
Some of our leaders have acquitted themselves well during the coronavirus pandemic.. And then there are the Democrats on Capitol Hill, who took an opportunity to help those economically sideswiped by the outbreak and turned it into a partisan free-for-all. According to The Hill, more than 200 House Democratic lawmakers held a conference call last week and "laid out a sweeping wish list of provisions" they wanted in the stimulus package, including highway spending and Social Security expansion.
|Amb. Kelly Craft: Trump 'set an
example for the world' in
Mitigating Coronavirus and Future Pandemics
"I think it's really important that every country plays a constructive role in being part of the solution... and I think that each country at the U.N.... has a responsibility to work together to try to mitigate this virus," Craft said Sunday. Praising President Trump's handling of the outbreak, Craft said a diplomatic response would begin with "incredible leadership" and credited the United States for setting "an example for the world in how to mitigate not only this pandemic, but future ones."
|Kennedy Center Tells Musicians It
Will Stop Paying Them
Hours After $25 Million Bailout Is Signed
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after President Trump signed a $25 million taxpayer bailout for the cultural center, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Nearly 100 musicians will no longer receive paychecks after April 3, according to an email from the orchestra's Covid-19 Advisory Committee.
|Inaccurate Online Virus Mapping
Tool Called COVID Act Now
Panicking Officials Into Ill-Advised Lockdowns
Perhaps the goal of COVID Act Now was never to provide accurate information, but to scare citizens and government officials into to implementing rash and draconian measures. The creators even admit as much with the caveat that “this model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.” Founders of the site include Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and three Silicon Valley tech workers and Democratic activists.
|Never let a crisis go to waste – indeed!|
|Cancer Center Fires Executive Who
Trump Supporters Be Left to Die of Coronavirus
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, has terminated one of their vice presidents after discovering a Facebook post in which she demanded supporters of President Donald Trump be required to give up ventilators if they are diagnosed with coronavirus and end up in intensive care and suggested that Trump supporters “chew some ibuprofen and get on with your day” in regards to treating the dealy virus.
|TDS is a far worse sickness than Covid-19|
|Obama Official Busted for Spreading
False Story About Hospital
Lacking Ventilators, Deciding Not to Treat People
Andy Slavitt was the former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Barack Obama from March 2015 to the end of his presidency. He describes himself as “ACA head under Obama.” Since the Wuhan coronavirus hit, Slavitt has been an extremist voice, putting the worse possible face on everything, claiming things like “experts expect over 1 million deaths in the U.S. since the virus was not contained & we cannot even test for it.”
|Lying to induce panic|
|Trump Admin Names Gun Makers,
Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.
|Harvard, Boasting $40 Billion
Lays Off Dining Hall Workers Due to Coronavirus
Harvard University, which has the largest endowment of any school in the country, is cutting its subcontracted dining hall workers without pay as it shuts down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move is drawing criticism from employment rights advocates on and off campus who point to the university's $40.9 billion endowment as evidence that the school is hardly in financial straits.
|Obama Admin Repeatedly Sought
Millions in CDC Funding Cuts,
Despite Biden's Attacks on Trump Preparedness
The Obama administration repeatedly sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), yearly budget requests show – seemingly undercutting former Vice President Joe Biden's repeated attacks on the Trump White House for its pandemic preparedness. Numerous Democrats, including Biden, have falsely claimed that Trump slashed the CDC budget, and Biden has suggested that he would never pursue similar cuts.
‘Shameful, Disgusting’ Pelosi Said Trump Contributed to People Dying
Sunday on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it was “disgusting” that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump’s delay in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic caused deaths. Graham said, “She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he has lead the country. That’s the most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history.”
|Didn’t she just cause a week's delay because of her demands for pork?|
Headline Evolves, as It Spins
Dems Blocking Virus Relief Bill that Would Help Americans
As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier, Democrats blocked a bill to provide Americans with an economic stimulus to weather the harm to the economy the Wuhan coronavirus quarantines have wrought. Democratic senators had reportedly worked on it with Republicans all weekend, had it ready to go, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allegedly stepped in and quashed the deal.
|Biden's First Coronavirus
Shadow-Briefing Was a Disaster
I bet Joe Biden thought his coronavirus shadow-briefings would demonstrate to the American people his superior leadership abilities and judgment in the middle of a national crisis compared to Trump. Instead, Biden's first attempt at appearing presidential and ready to handle a crisis was another gaffe-prone disaster that his campaign most certainly regrets doing.
|China Sends Hundreds of Thousands
of Coronavirus Tests, Masks to
Nations. Many Reportedly Don’t Work.
Communist China, in an attempt to salvage its image over the coronavirus outbreak, has started to deliver hundreds of thousands of testing kits and masks to nations around the world, which reportedly do not work. One Czech doctor using the tests found that 80 percent of the kits were faulty and has reverted back to the conventional lab tests, which are significantly slower to process.”
|WHO Chief's Questionable Past Comes
Following Coronavirus Response
The head of the World Health Organization, in charge of making life or death decisions on a grand scale, has been accused of covering up cholera epidemics, supporting a terrorist organization and inflating his resume to claim he conquered malaria and HIV. Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus' campaign to rewrite his questionable past has some wondering whether he is the right fit to lead the global agency through the coronavirus pandemic.
|Accused of being a stooge for the CCP|
|WHO's Senior Advisor Had an
When Asked About Taiwan
The World Health Organization has come under fire over its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus and, in particular, for spreading Chinese propaganda. WHO has parroted the Chinese regime's various talking points. Back in January, the organization shared a tweet citing Chinese health official's who claimed there was no evidence the virus transmitted through human-to-human contact. We now know that is a blatant lie.
|Iranians Die by the Thousands of
Amidst Ayatollah’s Greed
At present, restricted information coming from the Iranian government places the Coronavirus death toll at 2,234. Meanwhile, the government’s primary political opposition organization, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK), is reporting the number of deaths in Iran as having passed 11,500. It was the MeK which exposed the Iranian government’s covert nuclear weapons program.
|Iran digging football field sized graves|
|New York Imam Finds the Key:
Coronavirus Comes from Women Showing Too Much Ankle
Amid all the controversy over where the coronavirus comes from (don't you dare call it the "Chinese Virus," a la "Spanish Flu," that would be racist, and to be racist is worse than the virus itself) and what should be done about it, a Muslim cleric in Syracuse, NY., has found the key; thousands of people are being infected, many are dying, and America is teetering on the edge of economic collapse because American women are showing too much ankle.
|Fatal Idiocy is Not Trump's Fault
Did you hear the story about the elderly couple in Arizona who ... An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate – believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man's wife also ingested the substance and is under critical care. The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.
|Gun-Rights Groups Sue North
Carolina, Los Angeles Sheriffs
Over Coronavirus Shut Downs
The suits come in the wake of California governor Gavin Newsom's decision to allow local authorities to close gun stores under his emergency lockdown order. Los Angeles County sheriff Alex Villanueva, acting on Newsom's guidance, mandated gun-store closures. A separate suit was filed in North Carolina after Wake County sheriff Gerald Baker (D.) refused to process new pistol-purchase and gun-carry permits starting on Tuesday.
|Trump Admin Names Gun Makers,
Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.
|Armed Citizen Shoots,
Kills Active Shooter at Tulsa Shopping Center
Who knows how bad this could have been had an armed citizen not been around to stop the shooter before she actually hit anyone? Sadly, because she didn't actually kill or injure anyone, this story isn't of nearly as much interest to the media as it would be otherwise, and this story will get virtually no national news coverage because there wasn't enough carnage inflicted.
|Leftists Turn Schools Into Thug
Leftists in Virginia have a novel approach to ending the school-to-prison pipeline. They intend to eliminate the transportation component by leaving potential inmates inside the school. As part of the Stop Snitchin' initiative, schools won't be required to report many criminal offenses to the police. The bill to keep victims and victimizer in close proximity has already passed the leftist-controlled House of Delegates and Senate, and only awaits the signature of the governor to become law.
|Seattle Police Officers Rebuke
Local NPR's Decision to
Stop Airing White House Coronavirus Briefings
"In light of the recent decisions made by a public news affiliate, SPOG will be live streaming all the White House's press COVID-19 briefings on our social media channels," ... "This is not a time to play partisan politics. Seattle community members deserve the most up to date information during this crisis; this includes life saving medical information from our nation's Surgeon General and top doctors."
Week ending 22 March 2020
|The Top Eight Most
Totalitarian Proposals in
The Wake of the COVID-19 Threat
As governments around the nation and the world struggle to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, lots of proposals have emerged... Many Americans have begun to succumb to the siren call of the government doing something, perfectly willing to surrender their civil liberties out of fear of the unknown. The furthest-left of America's politicians have responded, demanding that this crisis lead to state seizure of several industries. This harkens back to Rahm Emmanuel's famous directive when he served as Barack Obama's chief of staff: Never let a good crisis go to waste.
|Coronavirus Reveals the
Downsides of Urbanization
Crises have a way of shocking us out of complacency to consider how fragile and vulnerable civilization still is, and always will be. In the short run, that means retreating to humanity's basic survival impulses and taking a triage approach to our priorities. In the long run, however, COVID-19 should prompt some reflection on our vulnerabilities and how to limit them in the future.
|Senate Fails To Move Forward with
Coronavirus 'Phase 3' bill
Amid Dems' Opposition
The GOP-controlled Senate on Sunday failed to move forward with considering the $1.4 trillion "Phase Three" stimulus package intended to help businesses and families devastated by the downturn over the coronavirus outbreak, as Senate Majority Leader McConnell, R-Ky., blasted Democrats opposed to the plan. The vote came while at least five GOP senators were in self-quarantine, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who became the first U.S. senator to announce he tested positive for the virus. Senators were asked to practice social distancing and were given a list of health guidelines to follow while entering the chamber.
|Mark Levin on House Dems'
'People are sick and dying and Pelosi is playing games'
"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of "exploiting this crisis to advance her radical agenda," after she announced Sunday that Democrats would be introducing their own stimulus bill to address the ongoing economic collapse amid the coronavirus – all while the Republican-controlled Senate considered its own legislation. "1. Pelosi’s poisonous politics feeds the Wuhan virus. She’s exploiting this crisis to advance her radical agenda. She must be exposed and condemned for the diabolical huckster that she is," Levin wrote on Twitter, referencing the city in China where the virus originated.
|Democrats Block Advancement of
Critical Economic Relief Package
Senate Democrats Sunday blocked a critical economic relief package worth more than $2 trillion, stalling plans to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House. Lawmakers and the Trump administration hoped to send a positive message to unstable stock markets and to those worried about the damage to the economy and the job losses caused by the spread of the virus.
|Dr. Fauci Slams the Media for
Continually Trying to 'Divide' Him and Trump
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed his contempt for the media on Sunday during an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation." "I think there's this issue of trying to separate the two of us," he said. "There isn't fundamentally a difference there. He's coming from a hope standpoint. I'm coming from it from a scientific standpoint."
|‘You People Truly Suck!’: Trump Jr.
Suggesting President Pushing Deadly Drug to Fight Virus
Donald Trump Jr. slammed a news article MSN posted Friday that criticized his father for touting a malaria drug that could potentially slow the spread of the coronavirus because it’s reportedly deadly if administered at a level of more than 2 grams. The article, published by Bloomberg News with the headline “Virus Drug Touted by Trump, Musk Can Kill In Just Two Grams,” highlighted potential dangers of the decades-old malaria drug chloroquine, which has been linked to some positive findings related to recovery from the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Job Loss,
Apps Help People Find Temp Work in 24 Hours
Early estimates suggest that at least a million workers could lose their jobs in March, a stunning and dramatic turnaround from February, when employers added 273,000 jobs and unemployment dipped to 3.5 percent, a half-century low. An app called MyWorkChoice and others like it may be the easy, new solution to finding temporary and permanent employment as quickly as possible. The app connects jobs seekers with business owners and gets new employees trained for work in as little as 24 hours.
|Mass Transit, the Pandemic Petri
Dish the Left Loves
For decades and decades, politicians who propose and promote big government have done all they could to wean Americans off the convenience and freedom of cars and pack them like sardines into subways and buses, so they may travel to and from work in communal harmony. As George Will has written, "the real reason for progressives' passion for trains is their goal of diminishing Americans' individualism in order to make them more amenable to collectivism."
Left's Pet Issues Like Mass Transit, Reusable Bags
Prove Deadly During Coronavirus Crisis
With some experts predicting, at a minimum, anywhere from 480,000 to 1.6 million American deaths from the coronavirus over the next three to 18 months, how smart does urban living, mass transit, open borders, reusable straws, reusable grocery bags, reusable water bottles, gun restrictions, over-regulated housing, using the Centers for Disease Control to fight gun violence, and outsourcing to China look now?
|FLASHBACK Jan. 14: WHO Tells
Don't Worry Because China Says Coronavirus Isn't Contagious
"Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China," the WHO tweeted. Just 60 days later, the global death toll from coronavirus had topped 8000 and continued to climb. Over 200,000 cases had been documented in 145 countries.
|CNN's Jake Tapper Under Fire After
He Didn't Fact-Check AOC on Trump-Coronavirus Claim
"We're hearing every step from this administration- first, we were hearing it was a hoax, then we were hearing that everything is fine, then we were hearing that the fundamentals of the economy was OK – until the crash comes," Ocasio-Cortez told Tapper. She among many Democrats have accused Trump of calling the coronavirus a "hoax" on the campaign trail when he was actually conflating the uproar of the virus to the uproars of the Russia and Ukraine investigations, which he referred to as "hoaxes."
|Trump to NBC's Alexander:
'You're a Terrible Reporter' 'Doing Sensationalism'
Commenting on the exchange on Twitter, veteran journalist Brit Hume said, "Legitimate question my a**. It was the kind of bullsh*t gotcha question which hack WH reporters have been asking for decades." Conservative author and commentator Dan Bongino tweeted, "It would be really awesome if we could have just one day where the media wouldn't show us how useless they are. That would be really great."
|Dan Bongino and Others Call out NYT
Altering Trump Quote from Conference Call with Governors
Mara Gay, an editorial board member at the New York Times, was widely mocked earlier this month after she and MSNBC anchor Brian Williams agreed with a tweet from writer Mekita Rivas that read "Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. U.S. Population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million." But though that whole situation was amusing, something she wrote earlier today was not amusing at all. In fact, it was downright infuriating. Especially once people learned that it was fake news.
|Vile: CNN, MSNBC Favorite Rick
Wishes Melania Catches Coronavirus
While the media has long whined that Trump was threatening violence against journalists by calling out fake news, actual threats from their own anti-Trump circles often gets ignored. Case in point: Never Trumper and frequent cable news guest Rick Wilson's sick tweet against the First Lady, Wednesday. Replying to news that Melania Trump would be appearing in coronavirus PSAs, the ex-GOP strategist who often appears on CNN and MSNBC, tweeted that he hopes she gets infected with the coronavirus:
|Kellyanne Conway Presses CBS
Reporter At Center of 'Kung Flu' Controversy for Details. Reporter
Refuses to Answer.
Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway pressed CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang on Wednesday for details about a claim the reporter made earlier this week that has since generated media-driven controversy. Jiang, who is a self-described "Chinese born West Virginian," tweeted on Tuesday, "This morning a White House official referred to #Coronavirus as the 'Kung-Flu' to my face. Makes me wonder what they're calling it behind my back."
|Blatant Media Lies in 'The Time of
Mainstream and social media in trying to suppress the truth with their lies are, in essence, doing the same thing. The first casualty of the present day media is always the Truth. The politicized press has taken a gargantuan toll on reality ever since the outcome of the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton lost the presidency – even with Barack Obama's firm endorsement.
|Rev. Graham: 'Thank God' We Have a
Who 'Knows How to Take Charge'
In response to CNN accusing the president of peddling "false hope" against the coronavirus pandemic, Christian leader Franklin Graham noted how President Trump has put America on a "war-time footing" and said, "Thank God we have a Commander in Chief who knows how to take charge and stand with hope in front of dark clouds of despair" on the horizon.
|China Did This, and Saying So Isn't
As the entire world grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, now that Americans are beginning to panic, they want someone to blame. Maybe it's Trump, maybe it's the Democrats, whoever. But only one entity is responsible for what's happening right now: the Chinese government.
Worried Students Will
Share Lectures with 'right wing sites'
Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they're teaching students, and criticizing "right wing sites" and even Campus Reform, specifically.
|The radical left near panic mode|
|Obama-era Operative: Biden Running
'most progressive platform of any Democratic nominee in history'
"Joe Biden will run on the most progressive platform of any Democratic nominee in history, and Bernie Sanders and the movement he inspired are a big reason why," Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for former President Barack Obama, said in a tweet Tuesday night. Democrats should "take this time to learn from his message and his candidacy," Favreau said about Sanders, a self-avowed Democratic socialist.
|Biden Taps Campaign Manager Who
Advocated for AR-15 Confiscation
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is hiring the architect of Beto O'Rourke's failed primary campaign, tapping a vocal advocate of AR-15 confiscation to lead him to victory in the general election. Jen O'Malley Dillon will be Biden's new campaign manager, according to the Washington Post. While Biden has advocated for banning – but not confiscating – so-called assault weapons, Dillon led O'Rourke's campaign as it adopted some of the most radical anti-gun policies in the Democratic field.
|Biden Would Name a Woman As His VP;
Supports Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden committed on Sunday night to naming a woman as his vice presidential running mate if he becomes his party's nominee, and his rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, said he "in all likelihood" would do so, too – in his case, "a progressive woman."
|Twitter Loses It Over Revelation
Barack Obama Follows Porn Star Sara Jay
Social media exploded early Saturday morning when porn star Sara Jay began trending on Twitter after fans of the adult film star noticed former President Barack Obama was one of her 1.1 million followers. While many initially joked that Jay was trending because men no longer have sports to occupy their time, tweets soon began to discuss family man Obama...
|Judge Approves Settlement Allowing
Hunter Biden's Finances to Remain Under Wraps
The settlement agreement reached between Hunter Biden and the Arkansas mother of his child earlier this week was approved by the court on Thursday, allowing the former vice president's son to avoid appearing in court and keep his highly scrutinized financial situation under wraps. The redacted court order filed Thursday mandates that Biden begin making monthly child support payments to Lunden Alexis Roberts on April 1...
|Hunter Biden's Foreign Visits Cost Taxpayers
According to Gov't Database
As Hunter Biden zipped across the globe for his business deals, taxpayers paid $193,696 for his Secret Service entourage, according to an official database that reports unclassified government expenditures. That amount is nearly four times the recorded security bill of the four adult Trump children – combined.
|Gun-Rights Group Files Suit Challenging
PA Governor's Coronavirus Shutdown
Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, said his group filed a case on Friday asking the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to block Democratic governor Tom Wolf from including gun stores in a statewide shutdown of "non-essential" businesses. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has told Gov. Wolf he has until 8 p.m. on Friday to respond to the arguments in the case.
Week ending 15 March 2020
|New York Times
Admits, at Last,
That Its 1619 Project is Wrong
In August 2019, the New York Times launched a project it called the 1619 Project. Its aim was to locate the founding of America to that year, 1619. Why? Because 1619 was the year the first slave ships arrived in the New World. The Times explicitly sought to diminish America's actual founding in 1776 by changing the focus from 1776 to 1619. Why?
|We Must Remember Our
History of Freedom
Stephen P. Halbrook
Just four days after the patriots defeated the Red Coats at Lexington and Concord in 1775, the inhabitants of occupied Boston were desperate to flee the city. The British governor, Gen. Thomas Gage, offered a deal. Just turn in your guns to selectmen at Faneuil Hall marked with your names, and you can leave Boston. The deal stated that “the arms aforesaid at a suitable time would be return’d to the owners.” Bostonians turned in “1778 fire-arms, 634 pistols, 973 bayonets, and 38 blunder-busses.”
|As America-Hating Spreads, Slanted
Meets Competition from Black Academics
Responses to the 1619 Project are popping up everywhere. Countless conservative scholars have weighed in, both Civil War and founding-era historians have teamed up to cry foul, Hillsdale College is offering an online course to counter the narrative, the Heritage Foundation has compiled a trove of essays titled "1776: A Celebration of America," and the National Association of Scholars has started a "1620 Project."
|Trump Considering 'full pardon' for
After FBI 'lost' Records
President Trump said he is seriously considering a pardon for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. “So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has 'lost' the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
|Federal Reserve Makes Massive Rate
Launches Quantitative Easing Program
“The effects of the coronavirus will weigh on economic activity in the near term and pose risks to the economic outlook,” the Federal Reserve said in a statement. “In light of these developments, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 0 to 1/4 percent. The Committee expects to maintain this target range until it is confident that the economy has weathered recent events and is on track to achieve its maximum employment and price stability goals.”
|Devin Nunes: 'Media and the Left'
'Putting the Country Into a Panic' for 'No Reason'
Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes accused the "media and the left" of "putting the country into a panic" over the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on Saturday night's "Watters World," Nunes drew from his own experience coming down with H1N1 to urge Americans to "remain calm."
|Good Grief! Biden Insists on No
Travel Bans, Even from China
Possibly-senile presidential candidate Joe Biden is still insisting that we need to keep our borders open despite Coronavirus. He doesn't see why we need to ban travel from Europe. President Trump is reportedly going to ban travel from the U.K. and Ireland on Monday. They insist on no travel bans. Seventy percent of people in the U.S. who contract Coronavirus get it from Europeans.
|Biden Ad Attacking Trump on
Gets 'Four Pinocchios' from WaPo
A Joe Biden ad received the worst possible rating from the Washington Post fact-checker for attacking President Donald Trump with manipulated video. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee received "Four Pinocchios" for an ad that deceptively edited video of a Trump campaign rally to make it appear that the president called the coronavirus a hoax. In the ad, Trump can be seen saying "coronavirus," followed immediately by "This is their new hoax."
|120 words cut from President's remarks|
|Bernie Bros Warn of ‘massive
Democrats Nominate Joe Biden
The Bernie Bros are vowing revenge. As the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to crash and burn, the socialist’s most hard-core supporters are vowing they will never vote for Joe Biden at the ballot box – even if that means handing Trump a second term.
|"Assault Weapons" Bans Ineffective,
Say Bloomberg-Backed Researchers
Bans on so-called "assault weapons" have no direct impact on mass shootings, concluded the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in a study published in a February issue of the Criminology & Public Policy journal. Besides the ineffectiveness of "assault weapons" bans, the study noted that comprehensive background checks had little or no impact on homicides.
|'Moved quickly': Andrew Cuomo
Praises President Trump's
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked President Trump for "moving quickly" to combat the coronavirus outbreak spreading in the United States. "I want to thank the vice president – and especially the president – who facilitated this and moved quickly," Cuomo said during a Friday press conference.
|Mexico is Considering Closing Its
Border to Stop
Americans Bringing Wuhan Coronavirus Into Country
For once, the conversation over closing the US-Mexico border is being driven b Mexican health officials who say they are considering shutting out Americans to keep coronavirus out of their country. There are currently more than 2,000 cases of the virus in the U.S. and it is spreading rapidly. Forty-three people have died from it. By contrast in Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no deaths.
|Iran Digs Graves the Size of
Football Fields as
Muslim Clerics Tell People to Kiss to Fight Wuhan Coronavirus
As I reported last week, other clerics are also having people lick and kiss Muslim shrines, which only expedites the spread of coronavirus in a dramatic way. Now, it appears the ridiculous way the Iranian government and it's religious community have handled the crisis is ending very, very badly. New satellite photos show massive new graves being dug and sprinkled with lime to hide the smell.
|This New Law in Canada Could Remove
Kids from Parents
Who Reject Transgender Ideology
Canada's most populous province, Ontario, just passed a law that could allow the government to remove kids from their home if their parents oppose the new transgender ideology. Could there be anything more terrifying for parents than that? It's not hard to see why the passage of Bill 89 captured the attention of so many across the globe.
|Short video offers explanation|
|Kentucky House Passes
Constitutional Amendment Specifying
There's No Right to Abortion
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed two pro-life bills, including legislation that seeks to amend the state constitution to specify that it provides no legal right to an abortion. "To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion," the amendment proposed in the bill states. The bill received bipartisan support, passing in a 71-21 vote on Tuesday.
|Illinois Mayor Can Ban Booze and
Coronavirus Emergency Act
The Second Amendment be damned! At least an Illinois mayor seems to think so. In an executive order, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen declared a coronavirus emergency – not one case yet in the city of 87,500 – and included ordinances that let her ban the sale of firearms and ammunition as well as booze.
|California Bullet Train Project
Told to 'shut up' About Project Woes
Employees at the lead consulting firm for the struggling California bullet train project were told to "shut up" and threatened with termination if they talked about the costly infrastructure project, according to a report this week. "I was told to shut up and not say anything," Mark Styles, who worked for WSP, told the Los Angeles Times. "I was told that I didn't understand the political arena the project was in. I told them I am not going to shut up. This is my job."
Week ending 8 March 2020
|The Unholy Crusade
Against Gas Appliances
Phasing out natural gas-fired electric power generation by 2030 is bedrock dogma in the Green New Deal. But Takoma Park, Maryland, which proudly bills itself as “the Berkeley of the East,” wants to go even further. City officials have proposed to ban “all gas appliances, close fossil fuel pipelines, and move gasoline stations that do not convert to electric charging stations outside city limits by 2045.”
|Coronavirus: China's War
on the Truth
"On current course, China is liable to do significant damage to the rest the world, by accident or intent," wrote columnist Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal on January 29. "The Chinese Communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large", wrote the noted historian Victor Davis Hanson on February 20.
|Trump Economy Roared in February.
Lowest Unemployment in Over 50 Years.
Not only was February cause for cheering, the previous two months were even better than had been surmised, as the number of jobs added in December was re-estimated from 147,000 to 184,000, and January soared from 225,000 to 273,000. Average hourly earnings grew by 3% over the past year.
|U.S. Job Growth Soars in February
with 273,000 Added
Trump: People "shocked" How Good Numbers Were
U.S. hiring topped expectations in February, as the labor market added 273,000 jobs, before the wide-spreading coronavirus began to affect the economy. Unemployment ticked down slightly to 3.5 percent, returning to a half-century low, the Labor Department said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose by 9 cents over the past year to $28.52
|President's Hunch Confirmed:
HHS Estimates Coronavirus Mortality Rate at 0.1%-1%
When the President told Sean Hannity on Wednesday that he had a "hunch" the coronavirus did not really have a a mortality rate over 3% as mainstream media had been widely reporting, indignant progressive journalists took turns either criticizing him or ridiculing him. This is standard operating procedure for mainstream media, but they were especially vicious in their attacks on this particular "hunch." As it turns out, the President was absolutely correct.
|We Can Thank Trump for the United
Such a Low Per-Capita Infection Rate of Coronavirus
Last month health experts begrudgingly admitted that Trump's strategy for dealing with the outbreak saved lives. Trump was quick to ban travel with China, despite opposition from WHO. Trump has also had to deal with Democrats shamelessly politicizing the outbreak, even though Trump's response to the coronavirus has been far more effective than Obama's was for the H1N1 virus.
|Stunning NASA Images Show
Coronavirus is Clearing the Air In China
Stunning aerial images of Earth show a drastic decrease in pollution levels over northern China in the past month, as entire towns the size of New York City have been shut down amid the deadly outbreak. The images, produced by NASA and the European Space Agency, compare air quality between Jan. 1 and Jan. 20 with pollution levels between Feb. 10 and 25 – and the difference in nitrogen dioxide concentration is stunning.
|Coronavirus Bill LOADED with
‘Christmas-tree ornaments,’ says Lawmaker
Two Republicans, Reps. Andy Biggs and Ken Buck, voted Friday against an $8.3 billion coronavirus emergency funding bill. For instance, the bill includes funding for the following foreign (not domestic) projects:
$264 million for “Diplomatic Programs”
$435 million for “Global Health Programs”
$300 million for “International Disaster Assistance”
$250 million for the “Economic Support Fund”
$100 million for “Worldwide Security Protection”
None of this foreign funding was requested by the administration.
|Tapper Gets Schooled by Surgeon
White House Virus Response
Despite multiple attempts by CNN host Jake Tapper to seemingly embarrass the Trump administration with their response to the coronavirus during Sunday’s State of the Union, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams schooled him on the facts. Tapper even questioned if President Trump was even listening to the advice of medical professionals, only to be told the multiple doctors in the room were not being suppressed.
|Rev. Graham Blasts Bill Maher for
Hurts Trump, 'That's Sick'
After HBO's Bill Maher said the "bright side" to the coronavirus – which has already killed 3,000 people – is that it will "finally" change "people's views of Donald Trump," Rev. Franklin Graham said this comment was "sick" but not surprising given that Maher, a multi-millionaire, has also rooted for an economic recession to hurt the country and help drive Trump from office.
|Rudy Giuliani on Alleged Biden
'His family has been stealing for 30 years'
Rudy Giuliani continued to make the case Saturday night that former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden were involved in corruption overseas. "The man has something wrong with him and it’s serious," Giuliani said about the elder Biden during an appearance on Fox News' "Watters' World." "His family has been stealing for 30 years.
|Biden-Burisma Probe Will Get to The
Senate Panel's GOP Chairman Says: 'I'm not Adam Schiff'
A Senate probe into the Ukraine business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter is making progress now that the Trump impeachment trial is over, the Republican chairman of a key Senate committee said Friday. Lawmakers are trying to procure information on meetings that took place between the Democratic National Committee, Obama administration officials, the National Security Council and Ukrainian specialists and prosecutors, Johnson told host Sean Hannity.
|Court Orders Hillary Clinton to Be
Private Email Server
"The Court is not confident that State currently possesses every Clinton email recovered by the FBI; even years after the FBI investigation, the slow trickle of new emails has yet to be explained," the judge wrote. "For this reason, the Court believes the subpoena would be worthwhile and may even uncover additional previously undisclosed emails."
|'Done our duty':
Christopher Steele Refuses to Cooperate with John Durham Review
British ex-spy Christopher Steele declined to give an interview to U.S. Attorney John Durham's team for its review of the Russia investigation. Representatives for Steele, whose unverified dossier was used by the FBI to obtain warrants to wiretap a member of President Trump's 2016 campaign, were recently approached by members of the federal prosecutor's team, and they said the former MI6 agent would not cooperate with the inquiry, according to Reuters.
|Top Mueller Prosecutor 'tortured'
Paul Manafort, Giuliani says
Rudy Giuliani said one of Robert Mueller's top prosecutors "tortured" former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. In a conversation about Justice Department and FBI conduct, Giuliani argued there is a double standard in federal law enforcement that protected Hillary Clinton while unfairly punishing people in President Trump's orbit.
|Levin: From China to Cuba to
California, "How Many More Examples of 'Democratic Socialism' Do We
"What is this 'Democratic Socialism?'" Constitutional scholar and conservative pundit Mark Levin asked his audience at CPAC on Saturday... Democracy is anathema to Socialism, Levin said, explaining that, when citizens vote to put Socialists in power, that's the last vote they'll ever get:
|Bernie Isn't Showing You the Darker
Side of Canadian Health Care
Peter St. Onge
All Americans, regardless of political party, want access to timely, high-quality health care. The question is how to get there. Do we harness the power and innovation of the private sector, or do we hand it to the government and hope for the best? Canada's limited coverage may surprise Americans, but the key is understanding what "universal" means in "universal care."
|The Democratic Party’s Collapse Has
Democrats Request Biden Can SIT DOWN at Next Debate
The Best the Democratic party has to offer us is Joe Biden, a man who can’t talk and routinely speaks in incoherent gibberish. The DNC now needs him to be able to sit down during the next democratic debate and Bernie Sanders is livid calling them out for giving Biden favors.
|REPORT: Bloomberg Staffers Brag
Ripping Off His Campaign, Covertly Canvassing for Sanders
Staffers for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's failed presidential campaign say they went rogue and canvassed for Sen. Bernie Sanders after the Nevada debate debacle, The Nation reported Friday, citing anonymous sources. People who worked with the team knew the campaign was over after Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Bloomberg during the Feb. 19 debate in Nevada, the report noted.
|Virginia's 'Clean Economy Act' Will
Have Dirty Results
Largely with party-line, urban-vs-rural votes, Virginia's legislature is poised to enact a Clean Economy Act that would eliminate coal-based electricity generation, prevent construction of new gas-fired power plants – and replace reliable, affordable fossil energy with wind, solar and battery-backup power. The bills offer important cautionary lessons for voters, workers and consumers in Virginia and the United States.
|Wind turbines a gold mine for Wuhan, China|
|The Video to Send to Everyone
Citing the '97% scientist consensus' on Climate Change
For decades, the climate change alarmism agenda has been raging around the globe. Arguably the biggest lie in both its scope and the fact that it has contributed so greatly to the indoctrination of the masses is the notion that 97% of scientists (sometimes specified as "climate scientists") acknowledge that climate change is man-made, dangerous, and reversible if we act dramatically and immediately. But is this oft-quoted statistic true? Not remotely.
|Whoopi Goldberg Falls Victim to
Thanks to ABC featuring her on its daytime talk show aimed at women, The View, Whoopi Goldberg's opinions reach and influence many female voters. Yesterday, she revealed herself to be an ignorant phony, claiming that the wife of Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden is a "helluva doctor ... an amazing doctor" and ought to be considered for surgeon general in the future Biden administration that she hopes for.
|#MeToo Takes Down Chris Matthews,
Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer, and More…
If the media wants to commit to protecting women from harassment in the workplace, they'd be better served following a clear-cut standard. Perhaps members of the mainstream media are too busy wining and dining the likes of Katie Hill to notice.
|174 House Dems Vote Against
Forty-two House Democrats bucked party leadership on Thursday to pass an amendment ensuring that individuals convicted of sex crimes, terrorism, and other violent offenses cannot be employed by the TSA. Despite their support for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, 174 House Democrats voted against an amendment to the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act that alters the way TSA disciplines and fires workers.
|Media Barely Hides Disdain for
After Trump, Pence Photos
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had separate moments of prayer over the course of last week, and the media could barely hide its disdain. First, images emerged of Trump being prayed over by a group of black Trump-supporting and conservative notables on Feb. 27. Former NFL player Jack Brewer told Trump that he was "the first black president" during the roundtable discussion. Then, Pence was seen praying with his coronavirus emergency team on March 1.
|Trump Campaign Sues CNN for Libel,
Seeking Millions of Dollars
President Trump's re-election campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday – the third such suit against a media organization in the last 10 days. The suit, filed in US District Court, alleges that CNN intentionally published "false and defamatory" statements about the Trump campaign seeking help from Russia to win the 2020 election.