Friday, March 06, 2020

Just a hunch

Official presidential tweet:  "Gallup just gave  us the highest rating ever for the way we are handling the CoronaVirus situation.   The April 2009-10 Swine Flu, where nearly 13,000 people died in the U.S. was poorly handled.  Ask MSDNC & lightweight Washington failure @RonaldKlain, who the president was then?"

Winning the ratings!  In a Gallup poll which I can't believe exists, Americans said Trump was a better flu fighter than Obama and much, much betterer than Wilson, who was president when 675,000 people died in 1918-19.  

Airlines are going broke on cancelled flights, the cruise industry may never recover, but that's super, too:  "I have to say, people are now staying in the United States, spending their money in the US -- and I like that," the stable jenius told a Fox tongue bath.  He might have added that ten nursing home beds have become available in Washington state.  What have the do-nothing Democrats done for the vulnerable elderly?  Nothing.

Over at Fox Business, Maria Bartiromo says the US will see "hundreds of thousands of cases" before this is over, and blames the market's wild mood swings on the uncertainty of the future and the incompetent handling of the present.  She can expect a tweet with an insulting nickname as soon as the Leader finishes staring at tornado damage in Tennessee.  Luckily, he never sleeps.  And everyone knows, because Limbaugh told them, it's no worse than a cold.

Because Democrats hate America, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have come up with a bill requiring employers to provide fourteen days paid leave for all employees during a public health emergency.  They thought this was a good idea because the people who can least afford to ignore Trump and stay home when sick are the low-paid workers who prepare our food, serve our coffee and stock our salad bars.  The civilized countries require this as a matter of simple decency, but that cuts no ice with Moscow Mitch and his merry men, who passed the $8.3 billion bill without any such provision.  (Dr. Rand Paul heroically voted nay, for some twisted reason.)

In China, people are already staying home by the millions, quite involuntarily.  As a result, China's air is noticeably less polluted than usual.  This lends credence to Kurt Vonnegut's theory that the earth perceives humans as an infection to be fought -- in this case, with the possibly mutating COVID-19.

That's it.  We're the disease.  Mind blown, right?


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