Lunch News - 7 April 2020
First a little humor, and then good information:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was seen out this weekend sporting a face mask as a good example to her constituents. Or maybe not.
This woman is the Chair of the Congressional Coronavirus taskforce & this is how she wears her medical mask. pic.twitter.com/ZWhIiVCU4d — Ken Webster jr🇺🇸🌎 (@KenWebsterII) April 6, 2020 It wasn’t a fluke. She wore it that way all day.
Sheila Jackson Lee is a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/wow-top-house-democrat-cant-quite-figure-wear-face-mask/ What is more alarming - that she didn’t know any better, or that NOBODY dared even tell her it was wrong all day….?
On the home front:
Still haven't decided where to go for Easter ----- The Living Room or The Bedroom
• Homeschooling is going well. 2 students suspended for fighting and 1 teacher fired for drinking on the job.
• I don't think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we'd go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone
• This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.
• Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.
• My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
• I'm so excited --- it's time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
• I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda. I'm getting tired of Los Livingroom.
• Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said "I hope I don't have the same teacher next year".... I'm offended.
All the best to all.
https://voat.co/v/theawakening/3748278 Darned if you do and darned if you don’t: A clear example of the spinmeisters of the Left:
This is a very fun short video you would likely enjoy:
Sportscasters Are Narrating Daily Life Tasks During COVID-19 Go here to see and hear it: https://youtu.be/arPtY5TlPE0
Regarding personal space as a matter of culture pre-coronavirus:
The Romanians who like a lot of personal space between themselves and both strangers and colleagues like their intimate relations to be fairly close to them — about 1.5 feet (0.45 meters). That's closer than almost any other group studied. And the Norwegians, whose preference for stranger-distance is somewhere in the middle of the 42 countries studied, want their close friends to be closer to them than any other group (about 1.3 feet or 0.4 meters).
Scientists say it appears temperature has something to do with personal space. Those living in colder climates often prefer to be quite near to their friends, perhaps as a way to stay warm. And those residing in warm climates often stand closer to strangers; at least one past study showed when it's warm, people move in closer to one another. https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/which-countries-have-smallest-personal-space.htm Remember that Democrat Nevada governor who forbade prescribing chloroquine?
Just about a week after the Trump hating Democrat Governor of Nevada limited the ability for physicians to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine to treat Corona virus, news broke that Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s own Department of Corrections has been hoarding the drug for prisoners.
Mindy Robinson, an America First activist and candidate for congress in Nevada’s 3rd District, which includes Las Vegas, claimed that this revelation showed how Sisolak cares more about criminals than he does law abiding citizens.
https://twitter.com/iheartmindy/status/1245791668311228416?s=20 “First Governor Sisolak awarded himself with magical “emergency powers.” Then he restricts the use of a life saving medication for coronavirus patients, over fears that people would somehow “hoard” a drug they needed a prescription for…and now it turns out that our own prison system here in Nevada was hoarding the drug for their inmates the entire time. Seriously, where is this man’s loyalties? Because it certainly isn’t with the law abiding citizens of this state.” https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/nevada-governor-sisolak-found-hoarding-coronavirus-treatment-drug/
A Democrat state lawmaker from Michigan credited hydroxychloroquine and President Trump for saving her life in her battle with the Coronavirus.
Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) was diagnosed with Coronavirus and said she began to feel relief from her symptoms less than two hours after taking the anti-malaria drugs touted by President Trump.
Whitsett not only gave President Trump credit for saving her life, she thanked him. Whitsett told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Monday night that she had to beg for hydroxychloroquine because her tyrannical governor barred the drug with an order!
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer previously threatened all doctors and pharmacists who prescribed or dispensed hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus patients. Whitmer eventually reversed course, but Rep. Whitsett said she was terrified because by the time she needed the anti-malaria drug, it had just been banned in her state.
“I did have a difficult time even that day of obtaining the medication because of an order that was put down in my state,” Whitsett said. “You can imagine how terrified I was that I had to really beg and plead and go through a whole lot to try and get the medication.”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/dem-lawmaker-credited-trump-saving-life-says-beg-hydroxychloroquine-michigan-gov-barred-drug-video/ Social distancing is working at reducing flu etc. as well:
Data is current as of: April 6, 2020 https://healthweather.us/?mode=Atypical Encouraging signs #COVID19 spread may be slowing in many cities, especially northeast. Mitigation is working. New cases are nonetheless still building nationally; and southeast, New Orleans, sunbelt, southern California, Detroit, among others; remain areas of significant concern. https://twitter.com/ScottGottliebMD/status/1246578533687836673
You are here:
Data is through March 26. Only weekdays were counted, because almost everyone traveled less on weekends. https://twitter.com/raffiwriter/status/1245724906253430785 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/02/us/coronavirus-social-distancing.html?referringSource=articleShare This is a huge problem. Some conservatives are challenging the stay at home orders. What an effective way for shill lefties to get a lot of conservatives killed or sick! A throng of conservative activists plan to rally Saturday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to protest stay-at-home orders by state governments.
Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two well known conservative activists, told The Washington Times they are organizing the event.
“We are taking to the National Mall,” Wohl, 22, said on Friday. “We’re having a mass gathering there in protest of the draconian and really horrifying response to the so-called pandemic.” “The response is 100 times worse than the virus,” Wohl said about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. “That is our belief.”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/activists-protest-coronavirus-restrictions-rally-national-mall-d-c/ Idaho heading for even more trouble...
“There are a lot of people that listen to those voices around here,” said Dr. Hans Hurt, an emergency doctor at Bonner General Health, a medical center in the town of Sandpoint, 45 miles north of Coeur d’Alene. “Even if it’s just a small group that wants to exercise their right to assemble, it puts the community at large at such a high risk.”
Many of the latest claims about the Constitution have come from Idaho’s northern panhandle, where vaccination rates for other diseases have always been low and where wariness of government is high.
State Rep. Heather Scott, a Republican from Blanchard, northwest of Coeur d’Alene, is encouraging her constituents to push back on the statewide stay-at-home order, saying people have “a God-given constitutionally protected right to peacefully assemble.” Tim Remington, a Coeur d’Alene pastor who was appointed to the state House of Representatives in January, led a church service open to the public on March 29, four days after the stay-at-home order went into effect.
At a time when health officials say social-distancing measures are vital to avert catastrophic outbreaks of the kind that could overwhelm hospitals — as happened in Italy — Idaho’s tensions threaten to undermine compliance. While the state was one of the last in the country to identify a coronavirus case, it now has far more cases per capita than California. Blaine County, which includes the popular Sun Valley ski resort, now has the largest per capita concentration of coronavirus cases in the nation.
Bundy said in an interview that a group in the Boise area was looking for a venue to host an Easter service this weekend with a potential crowd of 1,000 people. Bundy said a man in Twin Falls hoped to host communion in a park. And Bundy himself is now leading regular meetings with dozens of people to assess how to fight back against what he calls government overreach, including with a physical presence if necessary.
“I will be there, and I will bring as many people as I can,” he told those who attended the meeting he convened March 26, a day after the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect. “We will form a legal defense for you. We will perform an active political defense for you. And we will also, if necessary, provide a physical defense for you, so that you can continue in your rights.”
He said that he would prefer in any case to become infected soon, while he is otherwise healthy.
“I want the virus now,” Bundy said.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/a-liberty-rebellion-in-idaho-threatens-to-undermine-coronavirus-orders/ Texas sized trouble... Texas Governor Deems Religious Services Essential As Police Arrest Southern Pastors For Holding Sunday Services
The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
As authorities arrest pastors for holding Sunday services in defiance of social distancing orders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that religious services are to be considered essential in his state.
Abbott issued an executive order relating to state-wide continuity of essential services and activities during the coronavirus pandemic. The order mandated that all Texans will minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household, and, among other statutes, clarified that religious services conducted in churches, congregations and houses of worship are to be considered essential services.
“‘Essential services’ shall consist of everything listed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 2.0, plus religious services conducted in churches, congregations, and houses of worship,” the order stated. “Other essential services may be added to this list with the approval of the Texas Division of Emergency Management.”
The governor encouraged those involved in essential services to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, sanitation, social distancing and working from home when possible.
Abbott’s order came as authorities arrested pastors in Louisiana and Florida for holding Sunday services and bused large groups of people to attend the services. (RELATED: Florida Sheriff Issues Arrest Warrant For Pastor Who Refused To Cancel Services)
Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran called Rev. Tony Spell of the Louisiana Life Tabernacle Church “reckless and irresponsible” for holding Sunday services, and Florida Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister called megachurch pastor Rodney Howard-Browne’s actions “reckless disregard of public safety.” https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/01/texas-religious-services-essential-pastors-arrested/
Closing inspiration from Voat: ...”Reports are that the truckers are getting supplies to the stores. People are stocking the shelves all night and letting the elderly shop first. Carnival Cruise line told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships” GM said hold our cars and watch this; we can make those ventilators where we were making cars starting next week. Women and children are making homemade masks and handing out snacks to truckers. Restaurants and schools said, We’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed kids.” Churches are holding on-line services and taking care of their members and communities. NBA basketball players said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.” Construction companies and tattoo shops said, “Here are some masks for the medical staff and doctors”. Breweries are making sanitizer out of the left-over ingredients. We thought we couldn’t live without Baseball, NASCAR, NBA or going to the beach, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Instead, we’re trying to keep those businesses open by ordering online and placing take-out orders.
What the world didn't count on was America saying "Hey, hold on and watch this." This is when America shines...when faced with adversity. Our ingenuity is unparalleled when put to the test. This is America at its finest - taking care of each other and pulling together when things seem their worst!
I'm Canadian, it's happening here too. I will say you Americans are so used to natural disasters and wars, adversity is in your blood. It has never stopped amazing me how quick you attack a disaster and get to work. Imagine what would happen if the criminal elements are scraped up and sent to a waste disposal? I remain hopeful because of people like you. As one crazy ex president said, 'They have misunderestimated us!"
I agree. A Canadian and a frenchman were at a conference I attended about 20 years ago. I asked if it were true that the world hates Americans. They said almost simultaneously, 'No. We just don't understand your unbelievable optimism. I think the world is just jealous of that." I thought about that a lot. I think there's some truth to it. We're the energizer bunny and we found a President to match that underlying American Spirit of Hopefulness, Can-Do, and Resilience. God Bless the U.S.A! I was blessed to watch Lee Greenwood in person. But maybe today we need a little of his singing - https://invidio.us/Ps7xmW-9LXQ STAND UP AND SING ALONG ANONS! THIS IS US! (even Canadian Anons, you're our little brother. You can sing along, too. As soon as we get this fixed, we'll be checking in with you.)
As my dad is fond of saying to the Lefties: "If America is so bad, why are people killing themselves by walking across hot deserts and stowing away in ships just to get here? Why don't they try and sneak into Venezuela?"