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Monday, March 16, 2020

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: Hey, remember when the stock market was recovering and the Fed dropped interest rates by 50 basis points and sent stocks south?

On Friday, President Donald John Trump's press conference restore the stock market's faith in itself.

On Sunday, the Fed dropped them 100 basis points. Oh what fun that will be for the manufacturers of red ink.

And to top that off, the Fed said it would make a $700 billion bond purchase.

Zero Hedge reported, "Fed Disaster: S&P Futures Crash, Halted Limit Down; Gold, Treasuries Soar After Historic Fed Panic."

This is nuttier than a warehouse of cashews.

ITEM 2: White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told CBS, "Most of our supply lines are working pretty well in the domestic United States … there’s a huge economic challenge here, don’t get me wrong — on the other hand, most of America is still working. The employment story may become more tenuous in the weeks ahead.

"This is a story that will be very challenging in the short run but this is not a story of years, this is a story of weeks and months."

I hope this calms the stock market. I have no doubt it won't.

ITEM 3: In their final debate, the 2 surviving Democrat presidential candidates attacked President Donald John Trump's efforts to keep COVID-19 from spreading.
Well, at least he knows what it is called.

This is the best Democrats have to offer: an imbecile and a socialist, both too old to be Baby Boomers.

ITEM 4: United Press International reported, "A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration rule from going into effect next month that was expected to cut food stamps for nearly 700,000 people.

"The new federal rule would place stricter requirements on state's award of Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the food stamp program."

It's an Obama judge. I feel better about voting for McCain and Romney, RINO traitors though they were. At least they would not have appointed socialist judges.

ITEM 5: In like Flynn?
The bums who did this to the general should be investigated.

ITEM 6: The Hill reported, 'President Trump said Friday that the U.S. would purchase large quantities of crude oil in order to help the industry, which has been hit by sinking prices this week."

The story also said, "An Energy Department official told The Hill in an email that the strategic reserve has the capacity to store up to 77 million additional barrels of crude oil. As of Friday afternoon, American oil prices appeared to be slightly over $33 per barrel. If the U.S. were to purchase the full 77 million barrels to fill the strategic reserve at $33 per barrel, it would cost more than $2.5 billion."

Money well spent as it will be sold when the price hits $100 a barrel again. Remember, only the government can price gouge.

ITEM 7: WOWK reported, "The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia as of Sunday evening.

"That’s according to the daily COVID-19 update from DHHR. According to the release, West Virginia, through its public health lab, has tested 41 residents for COVID-19, with 38 results coming back negative. There are three tests still pending."

The last corona free state. Sometimes, there is such a thing as luck.

ITEM 8: Breitbart News reported, "Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined forces on Saturday night to scold Americans who went to bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak. Ocasio-Cortez reacted to reports in New York City of people leaving their homes to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in bars and restaurants."

Suddenly that 18th Amendment doesn't look so crazy, does it?

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new corona virus, according to the president’s personal physician."

According to. If it were any other president, the AP would say announced. Americans deserve a better press than this.

ITEM 10: The New York Post reported, "After years of urging its terrorists to attack major European cities, ISIS is now telling them to steer clear due to the corona virus. Any sick jihadists already in Europe, however, should stay there — presumably to sicken infidels, according to a ‘sharia’ directive printed in the group’s al-Naba newsletter, the Sunday Times of London reported."

How considerate the jihadists are for the health of their suicide bombers.

Meanwhile, Mexico may close the border to keep from getting the virus.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

ITEM 11: The Sun reported, "Twitter went into meltdown after savvy social media users appeared to have noticed that porn star Sara Jay had a very powerful follower.

"Sara, 42, has 1.1 million followers on Twitter - with one of them apparently former US president Barack Obama."

Incoming whataboutism at 12 O'clock.

ITEM 12: Townhall reported, "For a pandemic that seems particularly fatal for the elderly, Joe Biden has tapped a so-called expert to advise him about the Wuhan corona virus. The only problem with the expert is that he believes people should die before they get too old, saying he himself wishes to die at the age of 75. Biden is 77.

"The former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate has decided to create a Public Health Advisory Committee to inform him about the corona virus while the candidate campaigns for the White House. Biden is trying to paint a picture of himself as an informed, capable leader who can spearhead this nation's way out of anything. On Friday, the candidate and his team couldn't figure out how to run a virtual town hall.

"One of the Democratic advisers picked to join Biden's advisory committee on the Wuhan virus is Obamacare architect and noted bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel. In keeping with the Democrats' culture of death, Emanuel wrote a piece for The Atlantic titled, Why I Hope to Die at 75."

Dr. Emanuel is Rahm Emanuel's brother. Democrats are one big happy family. We'll see how he feels when he turns 74.

ITEM 13: CNBC reported, "Apple said it will close all of its stores outside of Greater China until March 27 to reduce the risk of the corona virus spreading. The iPhone maker’s online store will remain open as well as its Apple Store app.

"Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company had learnt lessons from the outbreak in China and that is why it is taking these steps."

The story also said, "Apple’s move follows similar steps it took in China in early February when it said it would temporarily shut down all its stores in mainland China through Feb. 9 because of the corona virus.

"After that it took a while for stores to reopen. By March 13, all of its mainland China stores had re-opened but with limited operating hours. China is a critical market for Apple and its business has been hurt because of the epidemic."

Good move. Customer traffic would fall anyway. Good PR and a way to avoid liability for spreading the virus.

ITEM 14: The Hill reported, "A Chinese property tycoon is missing after criticizing Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s response to the corona virus outbreak that originated in the country in December, the New York Times reported Saturday.

"Ren Zhiqiang, known as The Cannon, in the past has been one of the most prominent critics of Xi. Saturday morning his friends reported him missing, according to the Times."

Xi is no president because presidents just tweet back. Communist dictators make people disappear.

ITEM 15: The Wall Street Journal reported, "Americans Fear Worst Is Yet to Come From Corona Virus, WSJ/NBC Poll Finds. Many say crisis has changed their day-to-day lives as they cancel travel and stop going to large gatherings; Trump approval level is unchanged."

The story said, "Republicans and Democrats hold nearly inverse views on his emergency response, with 81% of GOP voters saying he has done well and 84% of Democrats saying the opposite."


He could cure cancer and still the whiny babies who cannot accept the last election's results would hate him.

ITEM 16: The South China Morning Post reported, "South Korea’s corona virus response is the opposite of China and Italy – and it’s working. Seoul’s handling of the outbreak emphasizes transparency and relies heavily on public cooperation in place of hardline measures such as lockdowns. While uncertainties remain, it is increasingly viewed by public health experts as a model to emulate for authorities desperate to keep Covid-19 in check."

Capitalism and the freedom it requires once again helps people in a crisis far better than communism.

ITEM 17: Thursday is the most important day of the week. That is the day Waste Management comes and collects my garbage.

The garbageman got 214,000 likes.
No, thank you.

ITEM 18: DYNUZ reported, "As the stock market was having its worst day in 30 years on Thursday, customers at a Bank of America branch in Midtown Manhattan, the financial heart of New York, were lining up to take cash out of their accounts — sometimes tens of thousands of dollars at a time.

"So many people sought huge sums that the bank branch, at 52nd Street and Park Avenue, temporarily ran out of $100 bills to fulfill large withdrawals, according to three people familiar with the branch’s operations. The shortage hit after a rash of requests for as much as $50,000, said two people who witnessed the rush."

Toilet Paper dealers in New York apparently only take cash.

ITEM 19: United Press International reported, "An art fraud investigation team announced Friday that none of the Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls fragments is genuine.

"The results of the third-party scientific analysis by Art Fraud Insights came more than a year after the museum determined that five of its fragments were fake and removed them from exhibition."

Colette Loll, founder and director of Art Fraud Insights told UPI, "After an exhaustive review of all the imaging and scientific analysis results, it is evident that none of the textual fragments in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scroll collection are authentic. Moreover, each exhibits characteristics that suggest they are deliberate forgeries created in the 20th century with the intent to mimic authentic Dead Sea Scroll fragments."

If it looks too good to be true, it often is.


  1. Thanks to your little joke the other day I can't stop saying 'Smith-Corona' virus.

    1. Joe Dan Gorman named it

      Moo Goo Gai Panic

    2. Another one I found humorous was Dempanic as a play on Pandemic.
      Hmmm, seems somewhat appropriate to me.


    3. I still like Kung Flu.


  2. Right, we’ll go Full Kraut, negative interest rates, and then Gubment money will be free, like everything else is becoming. FREE MONEY!! STEP RIGHT UP AND GET YOUR FREE MONEY!!

    1. We won’t get free money. That’s for Congress’ owners.

  3. #14

    one doesn't have to be a commie dictator.

    anyone seen any reports on the murderer of Seth rich?



  4. I saw a maybe fake headline, Trump fails to test positive for Corona virus. 18. Maybe they're using $100 bills because they can't get toilet paper.

  5. Item 5 Don, you spelled executed wrong.
    bad anon

  6. 5- Only if Trey Gowdy was doing the investigating. Seems Barr has become one of the bums himself.
    6- Buy low, sell high.

    8- Wow, the world really is coming to and end if Cruz and the Joker agree on something.
    I have to raise a Guinness to those crazy New Yorkers who said "Screw this nonsense, let's party!"
    (Which reminds me that I'm out of beer)
    After work (and a beer run), I plan to go home and stream a 'Resident Evil' movie marathon.

  7. Even my lefty lib neighbor is still reeling form Trump taking command--he's actually impressed. Second time in a week he's actually ,well admitted, to Trump doing the right thing.
    He's annoyed however, that Hillary hasn't thrown her empty chardonnay bottle in the ring yet..

    1. Never say never...


  8. Hillary...Up at nine, Bloody Mary to take the edge off, opening the laptop to the draft vp acceptance letter. "Thank you, Mister Vice will be my thing..."

  9. I may be, unfortunately, that the best action Trump could take would be to order Democrat Governors from illegally ordering businesses to close and to muzzle the Press when they incite panic over a flu that looks to be less than the ones we've had in the past and taken little action about.

    Oh and Hillary Clinton will NEVER be the President of the United States of America.

    Sadly that's not to say that the terminally insane Democrats won't select someone as nominee who is Nucking Futs and somehow gets elected by the brainwashed millenials.

    As Dan Rather used to say: "Courage"

    1. I am in total agreement on the first paragraph. The others too, but I want to highlight the first.

      What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

  10. This is outrageous!

    Do you people realize that statistically Vermont should have 11 cases by now, but we only have 2? We're not getting our fair share!

  11. 10- besides reducing our reliance on China as a manufacturing base, here is another positive from this overdone panic.

  12. The media has blown this all out of proportion. When the US doesn't have 10,000 deaths will they give Trump credit. Bet not!

    1. They will give all the credit to their shrill reporting and the Obama holdovers.

      And blame POTUS because Kung Flu did not slow down Global Warming.


  13. #12 - Maybe Ezekiel should just give Hillary a call before he turns 75 y.o.

  14. 1: markets have already gained half that back.

    The second I saw Powell's name, I knew it wasn't good.

    8: The ones hitting the bars are the ones least likely to get it.

    10: Meanwhile, Mexico may close the border to keep from getting the virus.

    In the immortal words of El Kabong, "HO-Laaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!".

    12: Zeke Emanuel, the guy who gave us IdiotCare?

    This just keeps getting better.

    14: The Krauts call it Nacht Und Nebel.

  15. 2009 Swine flu; 164,303 people a DAY got the flu, 752 people a DAY were hospitalized and 34 people a DAY died. But since obama was president we didn't hear about it

  16. #7
    No such thing as luck. What most folks regard as luck is God's grace extended anonymously.

  17. Luck is having a bucket to hand when it rains whiskey.

  18. Democrats are worthless.

  19. Dr Emmanuel's thesis was that WE should all be required to die at age 75. Getting into this by claiming that he wanted to die at 75 was merely rhetorical device to attempt to hide the pure evil he was espousing.

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