And They Say Fake News Is a Myth

2020 April 22
by bc3b

Ginia Bellafante, a reporter for the New York Times, is working hard to earn the paper’s coveted Walter Duranty Award for the most dishonest reporting in 2020.

Bellafante attacked Fox News (and Sean Hannity in particular) for causing the death of a popular Bay Ridge bar owner by providing him to take a cruise to Spain and not doing enough to report on the dangers of coronavirus. The man contracted coronavirus and died.

There are two dishonest aspects to Bellafante’s claims: 1) the bar owner and his wife left for Spain before the Hannity segment she cited and 2) Bellafante herself was downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus.

A New York Times report on the tragic passing of a Brooklyn bar owner recklessly implied Fox News’s coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus contributed to the man’s untimely death. Worse yet, the report was authored by a woman who expressed skepticism over the magnitude of the crisis during the same time period her story faulted Fox.

In an April 18 story on the death of beloved Bay Ridge bar owner Joe Joyce, Times writer Ginia Bellafante included the following passage (emphasis added):

Early in March Sean Hannity went on air proclaiming that he didn’t like the way that the American people were getting scared ‘unnecessarily.’ He saw it all, he said, ‘as like, let’s bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.’

Eventually, Fox changed course and took the virus more seriously, but the Joyces were long gone by then. A spokeswoman for Fox News said that Mr. Hannity made statements taking the spread of coronavirus seriously early on, and that his comment about the public being scared by the coverage happened after the Joyces had left on their cruise.

“But the Joyces were long gone by then” is some heavy-handed narrative spinning. The obvious implication is that Fox’s alleged shift in coverage came too late to properly convey the threat to Joyce. According to Bellafonte, Joyce left New York for a cruise to Spain on March 1. “He watched Fox, and believed it was under control,’’ his daughter told the writer.

Here’s where the blame game takes an even more unfortunate turn. In the days before Joyce departed, as late as Feb. 27, Bellafonte herself was downplaying the gravity of the virus. In response to a post about market losses, the Times writer tweeted, “I fundamentally don’t understand the panic: incidence of the disease is declining in China. Virus is not deadly in vast majority of cases. Production and so on will slow down and will obviously rebound.”

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Hat tip The Federalist

94 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 April 22 4:02 pm
    [1]
    JimNorCal permalink

    From last thread, in which Hah-vahd shows itself having less integrity than Shake Shack

    https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/trump-demands-harvard-return-stimulus-money-harvard-responds-it-has-no-idea-what-trump

  2. 2020 April 22 4:07 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A discussion of who is bloodstained, who is mortally wounded and what will be playing out as this goes forward.
    A deep dive on some of the problems facing NYC.

    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/04/newspapers-and-manhattan-are-screwed.html

    “Gradually it is dawning on people that the big losers in COVID-19 are fracking, airlines, hotels, restaurants, newspapers, and New York City. The first three are resilient because they have weathered many a business cycle but he latter three are devastated.”

  3. 2020 April 22 6:30 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/financial-doomsday-state-local-governments-face-layoffs-service-cuts-projects-n1188246

    Oh, snap! It’s serious now when the “hard workin'” gubmermint employees have to take a pay cut or get the pink slip!

  4. 2020 April 22 7:32 pm
    [4]
    JimNorCal permalink

  5. 2020 April 22 7:36 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    This morning I got an error banner “This account has been suspended”
    When I tried to access BJG.

    So I think I forgot to post this
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/midweek-in-pictures-volume-6.php

    Pretty funny episode!!
    Plus more content in the comments

  6. 2020 April 22 7:37 pm
    [6]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Armed vs Unarmed

  7. 2020 April 22 8:31 pm
    [7]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Someone sent me this, totally cute! Save it off for friends that are pro-2A.
    Gun control and a cake analogy.
    https://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2013/11/08/cake-and-compromise-illustrated-guide-to-gun-control/

  8. 2020 April 22 9:52 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Somebody posted a link to satire site Babylon Bee which had a story on how US male sports junkies are so desperate they’re watching soccer.

    Commenter: “I seldom watch soccer, but when I do I prefer to see it being played on natural turf so I can at least watch the grass grow.”

  9. 2020 April 23 12:18 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #5 –

    This morning I got an error banner “This account has been suspended”
    When I tried to access BJG.

    I had the same experience. I thought it was a bad computer connection. I guess I was wrong.

  10. 2020 April 23 1:14 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #2 –

    Interesting article by Surber.

    Journalists have traditionally been liberal, but following Watergate “J schools” were filled with people who wanted to change the world rather than report the news. The media became a product controlled by elites, who thumbed their noses at their customers – how can we hack off working class Americans today?

    This has taken a greater toll on newspapers for a number of reasons – technology, the Internet and customers have to make a conscious decision to buy the product, either through subscriptions or at a paper box or newsstand. Why spend $1 a day to support something that mocks my values?

    TV is different as air time is free or funding is bundled into monthly cable fees. People don’t realize they are supporting CNN, MSNBC or FNC when they pay their monthly cable/satellite bills. Look at the major networks/cable channels. Most are owned by powerful corporations with deep pockets: NBC/MSNBC – Comcast, ABC and ESPN – Disney, CBS – Viacom, CNN – AT&T.

    Because menu pricing doesn’t exist, people who have cable to watch sports are forced to subsidize CNN, Oprah and 100+ channels you couldn’t pay them to watch. With approximately 150 channels in most cable packages, most watch about 10.

    Even, going beyond biased (dishonest ?) news coverage, today’s prime time shows are designed to promote progressive “values” – homosexuality, abortion, mocking Christian values, etc. Entertainment TV has come a long way since Americans planned Saturday night around Mary Tyler Moore and Bob Newhart – straight down.

  11. 2020 April 23 1:44 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #8 –

    Somebody posted a link to satire site Babylon Bee which had a story on how US male sports junkies are so desperate they’re watching soccer.

    Commenter: “I seldom watch soccer, but when I do I prefer to see it being played on natural turf so I can at least watch the grass grow.”

    Both my kids played travel soccer – my son through U-18 premier, so I have likely seen 500+ games. If you don’t have a kid on the field, there’s no reason to watch. In a 2-1 soccer game there are maybe 8-10 scoring opportunities. In a 2-1 hockey game, there are 55 shots on goal and 3-5 fights.

    The last two years my son played were the most interesting. The coach was a dad who played college soccer and had a different philosophy. They played “run and shoot” soccer. He was constantly changing players as his philosophy was to have more rested players and run the other team into the ground in the last 25 minutes of the match. Rather than the typical 2-1, our scores were usually in the 6-3 range.

  12. 2020 April 23 6:14 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Heh.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8248717/Bin-Laden-wanted-kill-Obama-thought-Joe-Biden-totally-unprepared-president.html

    Bin Laden thought if he killed Obama that the US would be thrown into chaos because Biden was totaly unprepared to be president. This comes from documents seized from Bin Laden’s compound and now declassified.

  13. 2020 April 23 6:14 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good, though long, article. But the conclusion is spot on:

    ==> “No virus can strip Americans of their civil rights. But as this crisis and the government responses to it have shown, if we are not vigilant in protecting our liberties, they will be taken from us.”

    Remember, the Left (i.e., Democrats and the media) have SCREAMED that “Global Warming” is an “Existential Crisis” for years. If they regain the White House they will use THAT excuse to strip Americans of Rights in order to “defeat the CRISIS”. You know, “flatten the curve” on Global Warming.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/_in_a_national_emergency_does_the_constitution_still_apply.html#ixzz6KROqBdsh

  14. 2020 April 23 6:28 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Heh.
    Good communicator.

    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/04/highlights-of-news_23.html?showComment=1587648348613#c2825906796814134994
    ITEM 13: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, “A little more than a week after endorsing Republican President Donald Trump for re-election, Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday that he would not complete his term — triggering a special election.

    “‘Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,’ the controversial ex-DeKalb County CEO said in a statement. Jones said he was not switching political parties but would work for Trump’s re-election.'”

    The money quote was “I intend to help the Democrat Party get rid of its bigotry against black people that are independent and conservative. I endorsed the white guy that let blacks out of jail, and they endorsed the white guy that put blacks in jail.”

  15. 2020 April 23 7:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Interesting read. Detroit’s largest hospital group is furloughing 2,400 employees. Coronavirus has eliminated elective (profitable) procedures:

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/23/instead-of-flattening-the-curve-we-flattened-hospitals-doctors-and-the-u-s-health-care-system/

  16. 2020 April 23 8:43 am
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    justrand permalink

    Read the article. Apparently those looking into this gave the police a tiny benefit of the doubt…which got removed after new video surfaced. She was NOT “wanted” for anything…she simply took her kids to the park and SOMEONE SNITCHED! How DARE this mom try to get her kids some fresh air???

    This is NOT America…and NOT what President Trump wants for America. But it IS the America (should be spelled “ameriKa”) that the Left wants. OBEY…or face the consequences.

    How can ANY cop participate in this? I support the police, but ANY cop who goes along with orders to arrest a mom for the “crime” of taking her kids to a park should be ASHAMED. And I am becoming increasingly worried that we even HAVE such cops.

    https://clashdaily.com/2020/04/covid-tyranny-mom-led-away-in-handcuffs-for-letting-kids-play-in-park-video/

  17. 2020 April 23 10:06 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Chris Cuomo mocked for dramatic emergence from fake quarntine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UknsBord6Qo&feature=youtu.be

  18. 2020 April 23 10:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #17 –

    There are two types of cops that are emerging from this:

    1. Statist cops like the one in your video whose dream job would be to become members of the Gestapo or Soviet NKVD
    2. Cops who believe in freedom and constitutional rights. Examples: Lansing and Michigan State Police refuted Governor Gretchen Whitmore’s claim that the Gridlock Lansing protesters blocked entrance to Sparrow Hospital and Sheriff Adam Fortney of Snohomish County in Washington State wrote in a Tuesday Facebook post that he would not be enforcing the stay-at-home orders enacted by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

    https://www.newsweek.com/washington-sheriff-refuses-enforce-governors-stay-home-order-says-hes-worried-about-economy-1499643

  19. 2020 April 23 10:32 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Great article that exposes the stupid, agenda-driving, leftist lockdown policy:

    “The latest gimmick from Team Apocalypse is to ask, “Would you take a handful of jelly beans from a bowl of 100 in which one was poisoned?” This is supposed to show me that cowering in my house is the only rational response to the virus.

    My reply:

    The case is being framed like this: “Would you reach in and take something if there was a chance it was poison?” Well, it depends on what I would suffer if I didn’t reach in.

    The people using this analogy are misleadingly suggesting that my only possible concern is the virus. But I have other concerns, too — namely, not spending months and possibly years living like a vegetable. When I reach into the bowl, they are suggesting that this is the equivalent of returning to normal life, and taking a risk. But yes, I am prepared to take that risk because I want to live a life that’s worth living.

    If the jelly beans represent everything I’ve worked for my whole life, if they represent financial solvency, if they represent all my hopes, dreams, and aspirations, you’d better believe I would grab that handful and eat them without the slightest hesitation.”

    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/04/how-many-people-are-dying-because-of.html

  20. 2020 April 23 10:50 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Wylie E. Coyote #20 –

    Great article that exposes the stupid, agenda-driving, leftist lockdown policy:

    “The latest gimmick from Team Apocalypse is to ask, “Would you take a handful of jelly beans from a bowl of 100 in which one was poisoned?” This is supposed to show me that cowering in my house is the only rational response to the virus.

    You are correct Wylie. The odds of getting coronavirus are astromically higher than 100:1. The left wants to shut the country’s economy down until November 4, the day after the presidential election.

    The company I contract with operates several salon loyalty programs. Salons earn points based on their purchases The points can be used to redeem for backbar products (gallons of shampoo, conditioner, etc.). Yes, I am a girly man. As you can imagine, this has been a very trying time for our clients and their salons. We have been holding orders for the past month as salons have been closed. We are tracking states that are permitting salons to reopen as many salons are in dire straits when 3-4 gallons of shampoo or conditioner (about $100 value) is really important.

  21. 2020 April 23 11:03 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Wylie E. Coyote #20 –

    The same one poisoned jelly bean argument could be made regarding illegal aliens invading the country.

  22. 2020 April 23 11:17 am
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    ” The excuse for the destruction of liberty, is always the plea of necessity”
    Milton Friedman

  23. 2020 April 23 11:26 am
    [24]

    Tyranny comes on little cat feet,
    It doesn’t announce itself, it’s very discreet,
    It sits looking over harbor and city,
    There are those who thinks it’s pretty,
    But once ingrained, liberty is gone,
    On silent haunches it sits,~~~then moves on.

    IP727

  24. 2020 April 23 12:24 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Great poem, IP…I’m spread that around on Facebook

  25. 2020 April 23 12:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    IP, FTW!

    regarding cops, I don’t recall the year but I attended the first Tea Party rally in San Jose CA back on tax day April 15th.

    The cops were shocking. They didn’t exactly attack our large group, which had grannies, kids and families. But they held back on stopping provocations by the 2 groups of counter protesters. One was a group of short thin brown-skinned men in favor of rights to illegals. The other was a bunch of college kids with tats, piercings, bandannas and those checkered Palestinian head wraps. They chanted “The People; United; Cannot be defeated!” But one look showed which group was The People. They tried to storm our podium, the cops stood by.

    The lack of police sympathy to us Traditional Americans shocked me a bit. We had a permit, we were peaceful. There were old people and small children in attendance.
    But, years later when Trump had a rally in San Jose, it was no surprise to me that the cops allowed exiting citizens to be attacked, pelted with eggs and so on without stepping in.

  26. 2020 April 23 12:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A couple of interesting news items on WuFlu.

    Sweden: There’s a chance that they will be achieving “herd immunity” soon. The test they ran involved blood donors with no symptoms. So the number they have, if it includes other citizens who had the virus and recovered, will be higher … and perhaps MUCH higher.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-swedish-experiment-looks-like-it-s-paying-off
    A recent test at Karolinska suggested that 11 per cent of people in Stockholm had developed antibodies against the virus. Professor Jan Albert, who has led these tests, says the rate is most likely higher – perhaps substantially higher. So far they have only tested a small sample of blood donors and they can only donate if they are healthy and free of symptoms. Albert thinks the actual situation isn’t far away from the ballpark suggested by professor Tom Britton in a study (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.15.20066050v1) that was released this weekend: that between 25 and 40 per cent of the Stockholm population have had the virus and that the region will reach herd immunity in late May.

  27. 2020 April 23 12:39 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    And, from NYC this news:
    Just heard on the news about New York preliminary anti body test : 13.5% random people on the street were already exposed to the virus
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/new-york-antibody-study-estimates-13point9percent-of-residents-have-had-the-coronavirus-cuomo-says.html

    Liberate America! We’re ready for Freedom!

  28. 2020 April 23 1:12 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    2,

    Bingo!! Every shale well that is capped is like an ICBM pointed at OPEC. Restarts are cheap as the discovery cost is already paid.

  29. 2020 April 23 1:22 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #26 –

    The same has been true of Portland and Seattle – police stand by while conservatives are attacked.

    Seattle’s black female Chief of Police requests people to call 911 if they witness any racial slurs:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/carmen-best-seattle-police-chief-report-racist-nam/

    Ever notice how many blacks (especially black females) are appointed chief of police (especially in comparison to blacks/black females who are police officers)?

  30. 2020 April 23 1:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    WEC carry that forward to a conclusion:

    Amendment 29:

    “Whenever that enterprise shall be shuttered by government action, taxation shall cease and all government functions shall be closed.

    a) No government employee shall be paid.
    b) No government body shall convene except for the sole purpose to retract their previous edict.
    c) Exceptions: Utilities and their first level employees shall remain functioning. Management of these services shall be furloughed with no pay.”

    Until the government feels no pain they don’t care.

  31. 2020 April 23 1:28 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    10,

    Thank you. I ranted against that a decade ago on ThirdPipe.com. (no longer exists.)

  32. 2020 April 23 1:30 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Bravo, 31

    Saw this posted in a blog comment. Sorry for the formatting. I pretty much agree with every word.

    Just please consider this…when you think the current US President is not a politician,
    doesn’t communicate like a President should, YOU ARE RIGHT!

    The bottom line has been from many that Trump IS a jerk. He’s crude, he bloviates,
    he gets his feelings hurt and he’s a hot head.

    Let me tell you what else he is. He is a business owner that demands performance.
    He is a company CEO that asks lots of questions. The questions he asks aren’t cloaked
    in fancy phrases, they are “why the hell….” questions anyone inexperienced in the nuances
    of being a lifetime politician (lifetime, really, think about that, lifetime career as a politician,
    something is wrong about that, but I digress).

    For decades the health industry has thrown away billions of face masks after one use.
    Trump asks, “Why the hell are we throwing them away? Why not sterilize them and
    use them numerous times?”

    He’s the guy that gets hospital ships readied in one week, when it would have taken
    a bureaucrat (politician) weeks or months to get it done. He’s the guy that gets temporary
    hospitals built in three days.

    He’s the guy that gets industries to build ventilators and face masks in a business that’s
    highly regulated by agencies that move like sloths.

    He’s the guy that asks why we aren’t using drugs that might work on people that are dying;
    what the hell do we have to lose? In spite of all the naysayers.

    He’s the guy that shut down travel from China, when the liberals and the media were
    screaming xenophobia and racist. Now they are asking why didn’t he react sooner?
    He’s the guy that ran on securing the border in the face of a screaming press and media.
    When he shut down borders in the midst of the coronavirus virus they were up in arms over
    such a draconian move. Then the rest of the world followed suit all over, including the
    European Union between member countries.

    Has he made mistakes, yes. Every president has. Everyone I know would have.
    All of these experts wouldn’t have done any better.
    Trump is working harder than I’ve ever seen a President work. He isn’t hiding in his office,
    he’s out front every day.
    Take for instance, all the shortages of PPE’s and ventilators. I’m unaware of anything that
    prevented all of these governors from ordering all the PPE and ventilators for emergency
    purposes over the last two years. And yet, it is Trump’s fault that they didn’t.
    He’s balanced his approach and listened to the experts, when his distractors said he
    wouldn’t and couldn’t.
    When he offers hope, he’s lying and when he’s straight forward, he should be hopeful. It’s a
    no win, but he is not deterred by all of that CRAP coming from the press and the liberals.
    I’ll take this kind of leadership over a nice guy that can make eloquent speeches.
    God doesn’t give you the leader that you want. He gives you the leader that you need!
    He is my President – and hopefully for another 4+ years.

  33. 2020 April 23 1:32 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    20,

    That is called a Hobesian Choice.

  34. 2020 April 23 1:41 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    33,

    I think I know why the Left is so hot at Trump just beyond having lost Hillary.

    They fear this — Trump has shown that the individual does not NEED the politician. If the populace ingrained that in their lives most politicians would be treated like draft horses — to be shackled as much as possible and offered minimal oats. (money)

  35. 2020 April 23 2:09 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Time to start reading up and getting ahead of the curve …

    https://news.grabien.com/story-15-election-results-were-thrown-out-because-fraudulent-mail
    15 ELECTION RESULTS THAT WERE THROWN OUT BECAUSE OF FRAUDULENT MAIL-IN BALLOTS

  36. 2020 April 23 6:00 pm
    [37]
    justrand permalink

  37. 2020 April 23 6:39 pm
    [38]
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #26 –

    Locals surround house of cop who handcuffed woman at park:

    https://prepforthat.com/idaho-protesters-surround-cops-home-who-arrested-mom-in-front-of-children/

  38. 2020 April 23 7:10 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Even Cut-throat Coumo says its “a lot less lethal”…….yeah, duh arse-hole!

    Do you think he will ever apologize for all the lives & jobs he destroyed?

    Not holding my breath on that one….

    https://www.targetliberty.com/2020/04/cuomo-says-21-percent-of-those-tested.html

  39. 2020 April 23 8:04 pm
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    THE TREE OF TYRANNY
    MUST BE WATERED FROM TIME TO TIME
    WITH THE PISS OF PATRIOTS.

  40. 2020 April 23 8:13 pm
    [41]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

  41. 2020 April 23 8:16 pm
    [42]
    JimNorCal permalink

  42. 2020 April 23 8:21 pm
    [44]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    I think Trump is falling in the polls because his base knows he should fire these two commie life-long deep staters:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/save-america-president-trump-must-fire-dr-fauci-dr-birx-immediately-rip-garbage-models-hire-andres-tegnell-sweden/

  43. 2020 April 23 8:41 pm
    [45]
    JimNorCal permalink

    WEC: “I think Trump is falling in the polls because …”

    No, I disagree. That’s too much inside baseball. A few thoughts:
    1) The polls are not reliable
    2) If (“IF”) Trump is falling it is because of pain/suffering and relentless lies from the MSM
    3) Trump is not worried about the base. Are we going to go to Biden? C’mon.
    4) Trump is trying to do what’s best for America but he’s just one guy. And he’s not always right. He’s just the one with his heart in the right place (“I don’t like Trump but he is my weapon of choice”)
    5) How the heck did we wind up with disgusting fascist wannabe Dem Gov’s in MI, MN, WI? Trump won or almost won ALL of them and they promptly went Dem. Trump’s OK but there are cross currents. Dems would literally write off a million American lives to win the next election.
    6) Buy more ammo

  44. 2020 April 23 9:20 pm
    [46]
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #45

    Answer to #5: A lot of average Americans don’t vote in off-year elections.

  45. 2020 April 24 6:08 am
    [47]
    drdog09 permalink

    “Uh Huh: Dirty Dossier Author, Foreign Spy Christopher Steele GOES FULL CROOKED HILLARY, Testified His Emails Were ‘Wiped,’ He No Longer Has Documents Related To Primary Source”
    — LD lede

    Under American jurisprudence that is a very stupid move. A known destruction of evidence is viewed as the facts known but unavailable are contrary to your interests. Your adversary then has the much easier task of producing either an extract of the body of documents or witnesses to have seen the documents to hang you with them.

  46. 2020 April 24 6:14 am
    [48]
    drdog09 permalink

    Never forget this ….

  47. 2020 April 24 6:19 am
    [49]
    drdog09 permalink

    And please watch this ….

  48. 2020 April 24 6:34 am
    [51]
    drdog09 permalink

    At this juncture, burn it all down — https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/they-demand-unemployment-biz-owner-shocked-angry-response-when-she-tells-staff — the saftey net I mean.

    The provisions that have built up over time are now to the point of being counter productive. We would be better off without them.

  49. 2020 April 24 6:56 am
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  50. 2020 April 24 7:22 am
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  51. 2020 April 24 7:46 am
    [54]
    drdog09 permalink

    Damn! So that is what a Stage 4 CoVid patient looks like!

  52. 2020 April 24 8:57 am
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    Eph permalink

    44 WEC,

    Might be too late, Trump is going to ride those two ponies all the way to his concession speech in 6 months.

    Eph and King Eyore~!

  53. 2020 April 24 9:08 am
    [56]
    JimNorCal permalink

  54. 2020 April 24 11:22 am
    [57]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Preppers vindicated

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/368096/
    WELL, IF YOU’D LISTENED TO THE NEWS MEDIA IN FEBRUARY YOU’D HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT WORRYING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS WAS PARANOID, UNSCIENTIFIC NONSENSE: Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication. “Now, with Covid-19, they feel vindicated. Because they are. The coders and founders long snickered at for stockpiling flour and toilet paper were absolutely right. . . . Observing all of this is one thing. Acting on it is another. The moment when you first started prepping for coronavirus has become perhaps the hottest new credential in Silicon Valley. Noticing it early signaled that you were someone who kept a close eye on China, ignored official channels of information, brushed off snark and knew how to parse data.”

    Plus: “I have noticed an instinct among those who first mocked Silicon Valley preppers as alarmist is now to call them smug. Certainly, some of them are. But the fact remains that they saw this — or something like it — coming a long ways off.”

  55. 2020 April 24 12:31 pm
    [58]
    drdog09 permalink

    57,

    Should we take the bow now or later when folks see meat prices double?

  56. 2020 April 24 12:42 pm
    [59]

    Plenty of soylent green will be available. lawyers will always be a good source of protein.

  57. 2020 April 24 12:58 pm
    [60]
    bc3b permalink

    Canada imports one million faulty respirators from China:

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/canada-imports-one-million-faulty-respirators-from-china_3325415.html

    Smart move Justine.

  58. 2020 April 24 1:18 pm
    [61]
    drdog09 permalink

    57,

    I remember my grandmother’s utility room. Two shelves with canned food always. A good chunk of it she did herself. That is just how things were. The insight was you starved otherwise.

  59. 2020 April 24 1:18 pm
    [62]
    bc3b permalink

    This is perhaps the most useful coronavirus dashboard I have seen:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/coronavirus/country/united-states/

    The states with the highest number of deaths per million:
    1. New York: 1,094
    2.New Jersey: 611
    3. Connecticut: 459
    4. Louisiana: 344
    5. Massachusetts: 339
    6. Michigan: 298
    7. District of Columbia: 216
    8. Rhode Island: 190
    9. Illinois: 141
    10. Maryland: 132

    Eight of these jurisdictions (DC isn’t a state) are run by Democrats. The governors of Massachusetts and Maryland are so far left they might as well be Democrats.

    Kristi Noem (of South Dakota) has been battered by the media because of a coronavirus outbreak in a meat packing plant. South Dakota is one of eight states that didn’t impose lockdowns.

    South Dakota’s deaths per million (or fraction thereof): 11. Only Utah and Hawaii have less.

  60. 2020 April 24 1:18 pm
    [63]
    drdog09 permalink

  61. 2020 April 24 1:29 pm
    [64]
    drdog09 permalink

    If the lockdown continues….. https://twitter.com/i/status/1253098915395756044

  62. 2020 April 24 1:41 pm
    [65]
    JimNorCal permalink

    58, “hould we (preppers) take the bow now or later when folks see meat prices double?”
    Oh, never hold back on taking a bow. You never know what the future will bring.
    “Life is uncertain: eat dessert first!”

    64, ewww.

  63. 2020 April 24 2:19 pm
    [66]
    drdog09 permalink

    64,

    Indeed but it only registers a ‘2’ on the IP o Meter. 🙂

  64. 2020 April 24 3:47 pm
    [67]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    At this point, its obvious this was all just a hoax to cover up for the inevitable fed-bubble crash and as a “orange man bad” leftist power crab…..

    More proof of the lies & cover up:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/americans-listen-to-the-experts/

    “Accordingly, the “experts” have no qualms about counting non-Covid deaths as Covid deaths. None whatsoever. So if a person is in hospice waiting to die of, say, cancer or other chronic disease, and they die as was expected, they will “test” this individual, and of course every dead body “tests positive” for Covid. Even if the person “died of a clear alternate cause,” to quote the great woman of science.

    That death is classified as a Covid death (died “of” Covid), thereby jacking up the numbers exponentially in order to keep up the illegal lockdowns; the fearmongering campaign; the government takeover of the private economy; and the “social distancing” crusade that will destroy what’s left of the economy and human interaction after the shutdowns take out a huge chunk of businesses.

    The same criminal tactics have been taking place everywhere, including Oakland and Macomb counties right here in Michigan. Those counties openly admitted to classifying suicides and other deaths as Covid.”

  65. 2020 April 24 7:53 pm
    [68]
    JimNorCal permalink

    What’s the number of the hut where they send the kulaks?

  66. 2020 April 24 9:35 pm
    [70]
    justrand permalink

  67. 2020 April 24 10:18 pm
    [71]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Yes, the government IS the problem:

    “How many more will kill themselves in the future due to measures initiated by government during this so-called crisis?

    There is no way to know for certain, but indications are that it will far exceed the deaths of this 2020 virus scam.

    The bottom line is this; sickness and death due to the government response to this manufactured pandemic will be multiple times greater than the death toll due to this coronavirus. But it is much worse than that, because the deaths due to this response will continue to rise for years to come, as people struggle to stay afloat in a country whose economy has been destroyed. Early and unnecessary death, suicide, family abuse, violence, despair, starvation, and loneliness will continue to reek havoc on Americans, causing any number of continuing health problems and death.

    Population control through higher mortality and sterilization is evident in the government’s agenda, and distancing, isolation, forced vaccination, and undue stress are sought in order to facilitate this plan. The only viable solution as I see it is to eliminate government at every level possible.

    “The state lies in all the tongues of good and evil, and whatever it says is lies, and whatever it has, it has stolen, everything it is, is false, it bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often, it is false down to its bowels.”

    ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra [1896]”

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/04/gary-d-barnett/being-afraid-and-eliminating-exposure-to-germs-leads-to-death-by-fear-and-germs-unless-the-government-kills-you-first/

  68. 2020 April 24 10:39 pm
    [72]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Researchers used to say that no government could survive if five percent of its population mobilized against it.

    But our data reveal that the threshold is probably lower. In fact, no campaigns failed once they’d achieved the active and sustained participation of just 3.5% of the population—and lots of them succeeded with far less than that [5]. Now, 3.5% is nothing to sneeze at. In the U.S. today, this means almost 11 million people.

    But get this: Every single campaign that did surpass that 3.5% threshold was a nonviolent one.”

    https://rationalinsurgent.com/2013/11/04/my-talk-at-tedxboulder-civil-resistance-and-the-3-5-rule/

  69. 2020 April 25 4:15 am
    [73]
    JimNorCal permalink

  70. 2020 April 25 5:16 am
    [74]
    JimNorCal permalink

  71. 2020 April 25 6:16 am
    [75]
    justrand permalink

    this is NO surprise…and will happen all over America. In Tennessee, for example, the big cities (read: DEMOCRAT) saying they will re-open “on their own schedule”. Okey-dokey…the neighboring towns will do booming business…which will force the big cities to re-open.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/texas-town-reopens-ahead-of-state-neighboring-mayor-stores-are-panicking

  72. 2020 April 25 6:45 am
    [76]
    drdog09 permalink

    JR,

    Indeed.

    Some observations on the piece. Colleyville is an upscale bedroom community with a police force that sucks. I suspect the only reason they are opening early is that the CoP is running out of funds to pay his force if he does not get ticket ‘sales’ up. And the pontification of the Tarrant pol is trash as Colleyville is in Dallas county.

    Then for Southlake to be quaking in their boots? Hell they are more upscale than Colleyville and have higher tax rates. Its a bedroom community with horses. The businesses are worrying about the wrong thing — Amazon has probably eaten their lunch over the last 30 days in those communities.

  73. 2020 April 25 6:48 am
    [77]
    drdog09 permalink

    Tara Reade’s mother reaches out from her grave to bite Biden in the ass — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/1993-cnn-clip-unearthed-biden-accusers-mother-telling-larry-king-problems-prominent — Best bit? CNN is the source!

    As they say ‘Internet is Forever’.

  74. 2020 April 25 7:48 am
    [78]
    fight on permalink

    JR and DR

    I lived in Colleyville, great town. Went shopping in cville last night. Gloria’s restaurant had outdoor dining and a huge line waiting around the building. Also got my haircut.

    Agree Dr about the popo. Radar everywhere. But disagree on being in Dallas county. My ridiculous
    property tax went to Tarrant county.

  75. 2020 April 25 8:30 am
    [79]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Sorry, on my phone and the link is truncated.
    This is … startling

    Northam goes “All in!”;
    John Cardillo
    @johncardillo
    Two years.
    Northam the lunatic wants to keep VA closed for two years.

    Ellen Carmichael @ellencarmichael
    The health director for Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) says that phase one of reopening could take at least two years.
    During this time, many businesses would remain closed, face coverings would be required and social distancing would be mandated.
    richmond.com/news/virginia/…

  76. 2020 April 25 8:38 am
    [81]
    justrand permalink

    Midway and other companies that ship ammunition can now ship to California (until they can’t…again)

    That’s the good news. The BAD news is that Midway (the first one I checked) is out of most ammunition!! I guess Americans are, um, a little “anxious” about the future.

    Anyone have a company they recommend for ammunition sales that ships???

  77. 2020 April 25 8:48 am
    [82]

  78. 2020 April 25 9:34 am
    [84]
    drdog09 permalink

    fight on,

    Stand corrected. Looked on a map, close as you can get to dallas and not be in dallas county.

  79. 2020 April 25 9:48 am
    [85]
    drdog09 permalink

    83,

    Sent the rep a ‘good luck’ memo. Minor attempt to plants seeds to split off rationale Dims, few that they are.

  80. 2020 April 25 11:15 am
    [86]
    drdog09 permalink

    NSFW. GenXer rant about women and degrees — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blMluZeDGAU — Some I don’t agree with, but its funny.

  81. 2020 April 25 11:30 am
    [87]
    drdog09 permalink

  82. 2020 April 25 11:35 am
    [88]
    justrand permalink

    Well our brief flirtation with FREEDOM out here in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia didn’t last long

    The 9th Circus said their reason for issuing the stay was…um…”none of your fu@king business…PEASANTS!”

    Notice the timeline…the 9th Circus denied it…but then Kalifornia “Pretty Please”, and so the stay was approved for NO REASON…”pending further order”.

    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20200425/california-9th-circuit-issues-stay-reinstating-ammo-restrictions

  83. 2020 April 25 11:36 am
    [89]
    drdog09 permalink

    Focus on the number — https://www.zerohedge.com/health/over-40-san-diego-residents-turned-food-banks-last-month — then ask yourself, how many of them were citizens? SD is ~1.5m people. 600k showed up at a food bank? Needs to be a review of the voting rolls.

  84. 2020 April 25 11:38 am
    [90]
    drdog09 permalink

    88,

    Consider it an opportunity. SCOTUS might invoke review on the matter.

  85. 2020 April 25 12:58 pm
    [91]
    justrand permalink

    I hope so, drdog…otherwise we here in the Gulag Kalifornio will continue under the “gentle” jack-book of Sacramento…and the 9th Circus

  86. 2020 April 25 12:59 pm
    [92]
    bc3b permalink

  87. 2020 April 25 1:02 pm
    [93]
    JimNorCal permalink

    89, I’m betting they are using “leftie” math.
    Something like this:
    600K people use the food bank per month.
    That’s 20K per day (600K/30 days)
    That’s 5K actually at the food bank per day, assuming each person picking up is feeding 4 people.

    But with 26M u/e applications, there is definitely pain in many areas, with or without leftie math.

  88. 2020 April 25 2:26 pm
    [94]
    drdog09 permalink

    92,

    Trump ought to send out a tweet …..

    “Art of the Deal OR ELSE!”

    Just to see the Lefties heads pop.

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