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Thin Pickings, viral musings

Not a whole lot out there to blog about if I want to avoid the Dem debates and primaries and the whole wu fluthing.

OTOH, these debates are showing that Joe Biden is pretty much senile, as the Gaffe Master drops his dumb bombs day after day. “I’m running for Senator.” “My son the Surgeon General.” “150 million Americans killed by guns since 2007.” There’s a screw loose in there somewhere, and a few spark plugs misfiring. Go back to the retirement home Joe and have some nice soft pudding.

OTTH, now that white people are getting the disease all over Europe, our MSM has really, REALLY ramped up the coronavirus stuff in the last couple days, with help from the WHO and the CDC. It’s going to come here, it’s going to be huge, it will shut down the world for at least a month, and at least a million of us will die from it. Gosh, what great news.  Actually, if you run the numbers - 325 million people here, a 70% infection rate, and a 2% mortality rate - that ads up to 4.5 million deaths. And while I do believe our medical care is quite a bit better than what China has, I don’t think we have the ability to deliver massive quantities of that care to the point that we can but the death rate by 80%. Maybe our people are just healthier. Let’s pray that’s so.

Meanwhile, San Francisco, already knee deep in the pooplah, has declared a state of emergency ahead of the wave.

The mayor of San Francisco declared a state of emergency over coronavirus fears on Tuesday shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning that the U.S. will likely see more cases.

There are 57 known cases in the U.S. and no cases in San Francisco, but Mayor London Breed pointed to the virus’ unpredictability and troubling global growth.

“We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm,” Breed said. She said many of the city’s residents travel to mainland China, so it is not far-fetched to suspect cases in the future.

Is it time yet to close to gates to Fortress America? I would have thought that time was 3 or 5 weeks ago. Close the borders, cancel all air flights, close the ports. Give our citizens a week to get home and quarantine a whole lot of them. Declare a bank and credit card holiday; no foreclosures or loan defaults for the next 90 days. Can we survive 3 months without any imports, using our own food and fuel? Let’s find out. If we do wake up to a lifeboat scenario of limited resources, will there be a push to toss the 65 million illegals overboard?

I’m really hoping that a new economic model comes out the other side of this. People are finally waking up to just how much of everything we buy comes from over there. For more than 40 years every possible kind of production has moved to Asia, taking our jobs with it. Slave labor, poor quality control, and no regulations add up to great profit margins. And we got to clean up our air, land, and water while they turned their nations into toxic waste dumps. And we have way too much stuff anyway. Maybe the era of excessive consumption and our throw away culture are about to come to an end. What if we shift over to building quality, durable good here that are made from our own resources, last a long time and can be repaired locally?

Meanwhile, the Dems continue to push for open boarders. Not the smartest idea right now. Not ever, actually, but worse at this moment in time. And at the same time, they’re dunning Mr. Trump because his $4.5 Billion plan to fund containment efforts isn’t enough.

I think maybe I should go do some grocery shopping, and lay in some extra supplies. Just in case we have to isolate against the zombie hordes.



UPDATE: The President will give a speech tonight about the coronavirus situation. 6pm Eastern.


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