Friday, February 28, 2020

Six trillion dollars, or Will blog for food

That's how much the world's stock markets lost this week.  I don't know how many zeros that is.  But at least I don't have to depend on a 401k.

Let's get right to the news and the antidepressants.  It's Friday somewhere.

When global climate change closes a door, it opens a window:  A previously unmapped island has been revealed by melting ice in Antarctica.  Sif Island has a few seals, and there are plans for a Starbucks and an Amazon fulfillment center.

Del Hall of Cincinnati is attempting to break his own record by giving up everything but beer for Lent.  Last year he claims he lost 44 pounds in 46 days, and he's going for 50 days.  If I remember, Lent lasts only forty days but, well, look at the other news.  Skoal!

Seven hundred thirty-seven beer drinkers (besides Del) were polled by 5W Public Relations, and 38% said they would not buy Corona beer.  An additional 14% said they would not order one in public (at home with the blinds drawn is fine, I assume).  5W didn't ask who they plan to vote for, but I think I can guess.

With the Centers for Disease Control at DefCon 1, another whistleblower has come forward, a senior official in the Department of Health and Human Services.  She thought we should know that the fourteen HHS employees sent to deal with repatriated Coronavirus patients at two Air Force bases in California had no protective gear or training.  Some of them actually pointed this out to their clueless supervisor (probably another pharmaceutical lobbyist like Secretary Azar).  The whistleblower has already suffered retaliation within HHS, so her reluctance to reveal her identity and become next week's Marie Yovanovitch or Tomeka Hart is understandable.  After working with the infected people, some of the HHS fourteen went home on commercial flights.  In short, everything is fine.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) doesn't believe everything is fine.  At a hearing ostensibly about the Soleimani assassination (remember that?), he tried to get Mike Pompeo to say his master doesn't consider the epidemic a hoax.  Pompeo said that was "a gotcha question" and he had no time to answer it because he was in a hurry to hear the new Rightzi hotsie Naomi Seibt at CrapPAC, you know, first things first.  Another California Congressman, John Garamendi, noticed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of  the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was forced to cancel appearances on five Sunday news shows by not-czar Mike Pence.  Pence jumped right into his new job by ordering that all information be cleared by his office, which only an America-hating liberal would call censorship.  He needs to pray over it first.

Dr. Fauci's Sunday morning schedule is suddenly clear.  I'll bet he can find a slot on Fox News, if he's willing to confirm that the real problem is Democrats, with their diversity and their Trump Derangement Syndrome.   Basically they want to kill people to make the Leader look bad.  Pure evil is what they are.

Damn it, I wanted to keep this light.  For some cosmic perspective, here's video of the biggest explosion ever seen from this puny, insignificant planet.  Hope it helps.

If not, try this.   


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