Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Peter Navarro, Trump’s economic adviser, had some thoughts: Comments in bold are my own observations and refutations.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on. Except no.
In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives. Fauci said, “Obviously, you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Department of Homeland Security is doing. But this is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.” In January, this was true. I should also note that flights were halted, and they did nothing to stop the spread of the disease.
When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry.
Fauci reiterated that COVID-19 “isn’t something the American people need to worry about or be frightened about” because, at the time, it was centered in China and the U.S. could screen travelers from that nation. But Fauci also twice described the virus as “an evolving situation,” and said, “Every day, we have to look at it very carefully.”
I should also note at this point that Navarro was in fact saying that the situation was much worse than most people were saying. But you need to take Fauci's comments in context: when he said them flights were already being stopped from China.
When I was working feverishly on behalf of the president in February to help engineer the fastest industrial mobilization of the health care sector in our history, Fauci was still telling the public the China virus was low risk.
In a Feb. 29 interview, Fauci said that “right now at this moment” the risk was “low” and there was “no need” for people “to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis.” But he added that “this could change,” that people needed to be wary of “community spread,” and that it could develop into a “major outbreak.” Also, stop calling it the "China virus" you racist.
When we were building new mask capacity in record time, Fauci was flip-flopping on the use of masks. Except that we never built up this supposed mask capacity. We ran out. We're running out again.
The point here is that everyone was send out "mixed messages", including Navarro. Hell, the Surgeon General of the U.S. said masks shouldn't be required on July 15, 2020. TODAY.
And when Fauci was telling the White House Coronavirus Task Force that there was only anecdotal evidence in support of hydroxychloroquine to fight the virus, I confronted him with scientific studies providing evidence of safety and efficacy. A recent Detroit hospital study showed a 50% reduction in the mortality rate when the medicine is used in early treatment. Fauci was right about this. 100% correct. Navarro, Trump, and everyone else who supported this idea was wrong.
Now Fauci says a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening. The lower the mortality rate, the faster and more we can open. Except No.What Navarro is missing the point about and Dr. Fauci isn't the the long-term effect os a disease that 2 Million people who have caught the disease haven't recovered from. While the mortality rate is down, thankfully, for every 1 person who has died there are 20 who are still sick and potentially permanently disabled or will yet die. That is an economic catastrophe. But what do I know? I only handle money for a living.
So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is: only with skepticism and caution. That's because you're a fucking idiot.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
To every member of the Republican Party, From Donald Trump all the way down to the smallest little Boogaloo voting for the first time, I have a question for you. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
You want to send children back to school in the middle of a Pandemic that you seem to even fail to recognize exists!
300,000 thousand TIMES more people have caught COVID-19 than caught Ebola, and you think that Obama handled his crisis worse than Trump did!
You have called the police on everyone from a man jogging to a man mistakenly passing a counterfeit bill to a woman walking her dog to a man building a porch to a man on the phone simply because their skin tone is darker than yours!
You are claiming that the ravings of a Aderall addicted radio flunkie are of greater medical use than the Centers for Disease Control.
You are claiming that the wearing of a simple piece of fabric, which medical professionals have been wearing for over a century in order to protect people, is the equivalent of being choked to death, that it impinges upon your freedoms, and that you won’t wear it, won’t wear it, won’t wear it!
What are you, 6?
You decry the removal of statues that celebrate the existence of something that didn’t last as long as DISCO.
No one is trying to take away your goddamned freedoms. They’re trying to keep you alive! If you can’t see that then WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
Actual plans exist to implement a recovery, from testing to getting people back to work and school, but because the best ideas come from the Democratic Party and not from your own succession of morons you won’t do it.
We have access to masks, social distancing, technology, vaccines, testing, and people who know how to do it but all of a sudden you’re fucking AMISH? Well, no – the Amish are wearing masks!
You insist on nicknames for people you disagree with. Bullies do that. Those and people with a desperate need to remain in control of their social hierarchies.
Your leader is a racist. He always has been. He called for the executions of five black men who had been wrongly convicted of rape – AFTER they were exonerated. He is a misogynist, and has admitted more than once to being attracted to his daughters and nieces. He is a tax cheat, a man who blasphemes regularly, and misquotes the bible, the constitution, and doesn’t know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. Yet you look at his am pious, humble and patriotic. He is obviously none of these things, so I ask again, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
And then there’s the man at number two – Mike Pence. A man who can’t be alone in a room with another woman without his wife present. A man who believes that God will protect people from COVID-19 as long as they attend church – the bigger the better. A man who says that CDC guidelines are unnecessary in order for kids to return to school this fall.
He had NEVER contradicted his boss, even when he is obviously lying, even though his particular version of religion says that lying is a sin. He claims not to be a sinner but he’s lying. He treats Trump like he’s the second coming. A lot of people do, which mystifies me.
He has gold drapes, a gold watch, gold carpeting, golden dyed hair, and prefers gold toilets and everything else as well. Come on Christians, how many more damned clues do you need?
The crimes of the current administration are too numerous to list. Their lack of interest in governing las lead to the deaths of over 100,000 citizens – and yet you love them more and more each day. You were even okay with him claiming that a HURRICANE was going to go in a different direction than it did.
Trump has a philosophy – there must be winners and losers in everything. He must win. Everyone else must lose. That’s an actual quote – it’s in “art of the deal’. Yes, I’ve read it. It’s horseshit. Every successful businessman I’ve ever met – including a couple of billionaires - has done it differently.
He is WRONG.
America, at least the America we used to have, is about making everything better, for everyone. Everyone is supposed to win. We have differing philosophies of how to get that done and that’s FINE. We should debate these things. But we have to want to do these things. Trump and his administration, and the Republicans in both houses of Congress do not. They just want to win. They just want everyone else to lose. They’ve turned this amazing country into a Prison camp.
Which brings me all the way back to my original question: WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
There is no such thing as Fake News. There is News, and there are lies. Trump, his handlers, his people, and those in government who support him are LYING.
It’s America or Trump, people. If you can’t see that, then what, the fuck, is WRONG, with you?