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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: Herschel Smith reported, "'Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.'

"This is a conclusion statement by a NIH study on corona virus (Covid-19 is SARs, Bat-SARs + some proteins that mimic HIV). This study, entitled 'Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS corona virus infection and spread,' was completed and published on August 22, 2005, a study of which Dr. Fauci is certainly aware."

The evidence is not anecdotal. It is scientific. Fauci is a fraud who should resign. I thought he was all about saving lives. He is not. He is the enemy from within.

ITEM 2: Open the country already.
Let's go back to being great instead of being afraid.

ITEM 3: The Associated Press reported, "California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will announce a detailed plan Tuesday for lifting coronavirus restrictions, a decision he says will be made without political pressure, an apparent reference to President Donald Trump declaring himself the ultimate decision-maker for when states can reopen.

"Barely a week ago, it seemed unlikely Newsom would soon be talking about a plan for reopening the state. His administration was sticking to a forecast of a potential tidal wave of virus cases in mid-May that could require up to 66,000 additional hospital beds.

"But on Monday Newsom reported the number of people hospitalized increased modestly during the weekend, continuing an encouraging trend. In Los Angeles County, the state’s largest and home to about 40% of its virus deaths and overall cases, officials said Monday the number of new cases was the lowest in weeks."

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas also wants to open his state. Both states have had relatively low numbers of COVID-19 deaths.

I hope they start by allowing hospitals to perform elective surgeries again. It means jobs and revenues, but mainly it saves lives.

ITEM 4: Forbes magazine reported, "The same day Japan announced that it would spend upwards of $2.2 billion to get its corporations out of China and either back home or spread throughout southeast Asia, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the U.S. should “pay the moving costs” of every American company that wants out of China.

"'I would say, 100 percent immediate expensing across the board for plant, equipment, intellectual property, structures, renovations... In other words, if we had 100% immediate expensing, we would literally — literally pay the moving costs of American companies,' Kudlow said on the FOX Business Network's America Works Together Town Hall which aired on Thursday.

"The Japanese government announced that it would provide direct loans 220 billion yen ($2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online."

As Chris Christie told the $250,000 a year school superintendent who threatened to leave the state, "I'll help you pack."

Let's help companies quit Red China, an empire built on 100 million skulls.

ITEM 5: Burn of the day.
After a run of fascists and communists running the intelligence community under Obama, it is nice to have a patriot at the helm.

ITEM 6: Jim Geraghty wrote in National Review, "For the last thirty years, the vast majority of powerful institutions in the United States placed a gargantuan bet on the idea that the government in Beijing could be a reliable partner in prosperity and would be a responsible actor on the world stage. Many leading politicians in both parties chose to believe this, many foreign-policy wonks chose to believe this, many academics and university administrators chose to believe this, and obviously, corporate America loved the idea of both using Chinese labor for imported goods and receiving access to the Chinese market. This includes Comcast, Disney, Viacom, AT&T, and Fox Corporation — the parent companies of NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and Fox News, among other large multinationals that own major U.S. news organizations."

He titled his article, "Powerful Americans Were Catastrophically Wrong about China."

Besides the powerful, National Review was wrong too. Repeatedly it defended Red China as merely being clever in free trade. Indeed, National Review used this bogus argument to oppose tariffs.

Red China was, is, and always will be a communist country. It opposes capitalism. Bush 41 promised to punish the communists over Tienanmen, instead he rewarded it by opening trade with them.

COVID-19 is biomedical warfare. Red China is winning. Even National Reviewers see it.

ITEM 7: The Miami Herald ran an editorial, "We're looking like ‘Flori-duh’ again, Gov. DeSantis. Any idea how that happened?"

The only Flori-duh about COVID-19 is the Miami Herald's string of Pulitzer-seeking editorials ragging on their Republican governor. The Herald endorsed the guy later found drunk in a hotel room with meth on the floor and a gay escort.

Florida is 3rd in population, 11th in COVID-19 deaths.

Louisiana is 25th in population, 4th in COVID-19 deaths.

By the way, 9 of the top 10 COVID-19 death states have Democrat governors.

ITEM 8: Fox News reported, "President Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee brought in more than $63 million in March, bringing their first-quarter fundraising total to more than $212 million amid the corona virus crisis."

The story also said, "Democrats have yet to release their March hauls, but at the end of February, Biden's campaign and the DNC held just roughly $20 million combined, accounting for debt held by the national party."

But as we saw in 2016, raising money is worthless if you do not visit Wisconsin at least once.

ITEM 9: PJ Media reported, "Authorities Investigate Illicit Amish Wedding in Sleepy Ohio Hamlet, Population 3,220."

40 people.

Fox News reported, "California party that violated stay-at-home order and drew around 400 comes to 'bad end' with 6 shot." It was in Bakersfield, population 383,579.

Gangsters Paradise gets preferential treatment over the Amish Paradise.

ITEM 10: Nearly a month ago, President Donald John Trump said chloroquine was a potential game-changer in the fight against COVID-19. The press and their Democrat masters have spun this as a voodoo medicine, discounting its successes as anecdotal. But doctors overwhelmingly are using it because it works.

Now there is medical evidence it works.

CBS in Detroit reported, "French doctor, Didier Raoult met with France’s Premier Emmanuel Macron last night to present a new paper that studied 1,061 COVID-19 patients that were treated early with hydroxchloroquine and azithromycin (z-pac).  He found that those on this drug protocol met with 92% excellent outcomes (they were free of the virus within 10 days).  He also found the drug protocol to be very safe for patients with low side effects, and that there was a correlation with the amount of hydroxychloroquine found in the blood and success rates.

"However, the paper also found that those patients who had high blood pressure and taking certain types of hypertension medications (beta blockers) had complications.  This may lead to a clue that those with high blood pressure are more susceptible to COVID-19 or the medications they’re on can lead to more concerns."

Earlier I reported on an earlier study by Raoult in which 78 of 80 patients survived thanks to this regimen.

It is not perfect, and something better may come along. But it is a game changer that should re-open the nation.

ITEM 11: Thomas Gallatin reported, "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday tried to add $250 billion to the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the part of the recently passed $2.2 trillion CARES Act that provides forgivable loans to small businesses. Following higher-than-expected demand, less than a week after the PPP was instituted, only $98 billion remained. McConnell sought to pass simple and clean additional funding to the program via a two page bill. 'We’re not talking about making any policy changes,' McConnell explained. 'We’re literally changing the number $350 [billion] to $600 [billion].'

"However, McConnell’s aim of getting unanimous consent to ensure that small businesses are able to obtain needed loans for payroll was scuttled by the Democrats. The reason? They want to load up any additional PPP spending with more funding and regulations to benefit their constituencies. Democrats want at least $45 billion in additional funding specifically delineated for 'small community-based lenders' like 'minority depository institutions, certified development corporations, [and] micro-lenders.' They’re calling for an additional $100 billion to healthcare workers, plus another $150 billion to states and localities to backfill tax revenue. And of course they want more money for food stamps while removing any work-requirements for the next two years."

$250 billion for small businesses, $295 billion for Democrats.

ITEM 12: The entire White House press room wrote Dear Diary entries on Monday.
How dare the president call them out!
The lies from the press during the presidency of Donald Trump make congressmen look honest by comparison.

ITEM 13: Journalism today. Instead of asking an expert on disease about disease, they ask about economics.
Next up, LeBron James explains the infield fly rule.

ITEM 14: Fox News reported, "South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday announced a statewide clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for the possible treatment of COVID-19, making her state the first in the country to institute a program exploring the potential effectiveness of the drug in treating and preventing corona virus.

"'From Day One, I’ve said we’re going to let the science, facts and data drive our decision-making in South Dakota,' Noem said in a statement provided to Fox News.

"Noem, a Republican, announced the comprehensive clinical trial Monday after communicating with White House officials in the last week to 'let them know that South Dakota’s medical community was ready to step up and lead the way on research efforts.'"

We will know it was successful when the press stops calling it Trump's drug.

ITEM 15: Biden proves he is the long-sought White Obama.
Democrats won't replace him even if he wins. he is a nice figurehead and distraction for the evil they will do.

ITEM 16: The fact checker gets fact checked.
The biggest mistake writers make is not double checking their facts.

ITEM 17: The Express reported, "Furious Italians want to leave the EU after the Commission failed to swiftly negotiate aid packages for the fight against corona virus, a poll has found. EU finance ministers agreed upon a 500 billion euro rescue package to bail countries out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"However, the deal does not cover joint debt to finance recovery which Italy, France and Spain were pushing for but that was rejected by Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Finland. Italy has been ravaged by the corona virus and until recently, had the most deaths worldwide. Now, 49% of the 1,000 Italians polled are in favor of leaving the EU, according to a poll by the Tecne Institute."

Pretty weird to blame EU for the Chinese Virus.

ITEM 18: Waah!
The press keeps saying the president has thin skin but any criticism back is regarded with an indignity last seen in "The Princess and the Pea."


  1. Assuming what I read is correct since I’m not sure how to fact check this item, the Italians were reportedly lured into turning over their famous high-end leather industry to the Chinese with the promise of higher profit margins. Factories were built in Northern Italy and staffed with Chinese workers. Daily direct flights to Wuhan. Now they want the wealthier EU members to bail them out as they die in record numbers of the Wuhan Virus.

    1. Agree Birmingham. I feel no sympathy for the Italians. They made their bed with China, now they must sleep in it. If they leave the EU, they will have few choices, due to their large debt, but to turn to the Chinese or some other evil sugar daddy. Have fun Italians.


    2. I've seen the same information.
      I'm looking for country of origin on everything I buy now. If there is an alternative, I'll not be buying anything Chinese.

    3. I googled "china italty coronavirus leather"
      Found some interesting stuff.
      Your assumption is correct.
      The short answer is the China Belt & Road deal was touted to enhance Italy's trade with Red China, but the Chinese bought up Italian companies and replaced the workers with chinese immigrants. Italians lost jobs and got the wu-flu too.

    4. Blame the Italian commies.

  2. ITEM 10: "It is not perfect, and something better may come along. But it is a game changer that should re-open the nation."

    100% agree.

    I am supportive of the push for more testing, but an effective treatment is what we need now, to open up the country/ economy now.

    Did the shelter-at-home strategy keep the ICU' from being overwhelmed? Yes. But it's time to build on that success. So focus, focus, focus on treatments that keep the hospitalizations down, and turn us lose again.

    Keep up the good work DS.

    In 2009 H1N1-Swine Flu pandemic swept the globe. The USA had an estimated 60.8 million H1N1 cases, versus 525,000+ Wuhan Flu cases to date.

    Out of the 60.8 million cases, the USA had only 274,000+ hospitalizations, and 12,000+ deaths.

    Per the CDC, "...seasonal flu vaccines offered little cross-protection against (H1N1) pdm09 virus infection." So what was the difference.

    One key difference was we knew how to treat the flu, even if we could not prevent this flu. And even if we did not have treatments specifically developed to treat H1N1, they were good enough to help the vast majority. Isn't that what we are seeing with 'The Trump Treatment.'

  3. Perhaps three good things will come of this strange period of time -
    1 - the end of Communist Red China as a trusted trade partner and the return of even more manufacturing to the US.
    2 - the end of the EU.
    3 - a wake up call on how easy it is to lose our constitutionally protected freedoms. Those that lived behind the iron curtain are fierce about their freedoms. Many here have grown soft. May this be a pivotal moment.

    1. The governor of California praised PDJT's help on cnn a couple of times during interviews with cooper and tapper no less.
      So maybe a number 4 is that tiniest of glimmers that some liberals are finally seeing the President for what he is instead of the 'orange man bad' sh## they've been spoonfeeding on.

  4. ITEM 16: "The biggest mistake writers make is not double checking their facts."

    Most of the time, it is not a mistake, but done on purpose to support a narrative. The leftist media keeps ignoring the fact that We The People have other choices besides the narrative engineers to get our news. Plus, We The People know how to think for ourselves.

    As a side note, when I get on the internet, my home page is the default home page Microsoft News, and I left it as is, so I can see what the latest narratives from the leftist news. One of the articles it highlighted this morning is the Washington Post's article about SD being a hot spot of Kung Flu due to the governor not shutting down the whole state. I strongly suspected it was fake news, thus I decided not to waste time opening it. Lo and behold, I come to this site, and sure enough, it was Fake News. I'm pretty sure the other sites I visit will identify it as fake news also. Glad I didn't waste time, or give the WPo clicks by reading it. The leftist news narrative engineering has become such a predictable parody since Trump became POTUS. One day, hopefully soon, the leftist news will collapse under its own fetid stink.


    1. SD had 240 cases of the WuFlu at a Smithfield hog processing plant out of 3400est employees. So they do have a hotspot to deal with. If they are using HCQ to treat them most will be cured in a week and will be able to go back to work. Also, they will have the antibodies in their blood that can be harvested for other employees. I'm guessing these infected employees are much younger than the ages most threatened with serious injury by the virus. May turn into a good news story after all.....

    2. And that plant is owned by the Chinese.

    3. Probably staffed by mexicans.

    4. Something is sure going on at the meat processing plants, as that's not the only one to have to shut down as the China's Wuhan Virus takes off.

      You would think meat prices would start to rise, eventually.

  5. Never did much reading on the American Revolution until last year when I read the first book in Rick Atkinson's Revolutionary War trilogy, The British Are Coming. I was hooked on his writing after reading his WWII The Liberation Trilogy. I never knew the impact smallpox had on the armies (and civilians) of the era.

  6. Prayers for you & your family DS.

    #3- I am not sure if Greg Abbott is a Goldman Sachs 'bank' poodle or what..... He teased his plan to 'Open Up Texas' last friday, and yesterday he unveiled his plan.....Lola will loan you business money.....That was it. Geez this is the best we've got? I understand folks in Lubbock are going to open up this week regardless of what anyone says....Big Box Stores can stay open, but Moms & Pops don't pay off Lobbyists for their 'protection'..... Not happy in the Lone Star State, where every large town - Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, Austin, El Paso & San Antonio are ALL run by DEMOCRATS....

  7. Our Forefathers went to war over a tax on a breakfast drink. They would've been stacking bodies by now and watering the grass with blood. How quickly we've become a nation of sheep.

    1. It isn't as bad as you proclaim MAJMike. In fact, it's about the same. Half of the young country's residents claimed loyalty to the crown and didn't lift a finger to help the revolution's cause. About like today. Approximately half (leftists, of course) claim loyalty to big government of all shapes and sizes.


    2. FLO you are correct. I and my wife are descended from the "Overmountain Men " of the revolutionary war-the Scots-irish and Scots who knew of the British rule and fought against the crown.
      I had one ancestor get on the bad side of one of the Georges I think George ll and stowed away on ship to America he them went to work for this surveyor- a guy named Washington he eventually became a Captain in the Continental army.

    3. FLO / Douglas DC I had parts of both sides of the family that were fed up with the Brits and fought to be free. I found the links recently. Makes me glad I was a vet too. Time to get back to our roots.

  8. I had an irate doctor preaching at me why the Kung Flu is far more dangerous than anything else out there, okay so it was a person online who claims to be a doctor which can mean anything. He said that the reason why it is worse than the normal flu was because we have no treatment. He listed medications and treatments available if a person is sick with the flu and at risk of death. He told me we needed to basically throw our liberties in the toilet and flush because someones great grandmother might get this and there are no potential medicines to help. Now there are some and I am not seeing these same irate liberals signing the glories of having what they wanted, he certainly hasn't retracted his stubborn attitude. Liberals from the layman on the street to the elected doofuses in Washington want as many to die as possible just so they can hope to get rid of badOrangeMan. At this point, they've gone from preaching nut-jobs to toddlers throwing a tantrum because they aren't getting their way.

  9. There is no incentive for pharmaceutical companies to do testing of a cheap (10 cent a tablet) drug that anyone can make because all patents have expired. Pharmaceutical companies undertake studies for existing druss to develop a new use so they can extend existing patents. But, the fda requirements for these studies make them expensive. Unless someone like Raoult or South Dakota undertakes a study all you will have is anecdotal evidence. So, all the calls for studies is just bs. It ain't gonna happen. Accept the anecdotal evidence until something better comes along. The current treatment protocol costs $20 a patient, total.

  10. 2: Doubt Trump is afraid, but the Demos say they have the authority and I'm betting that's to drag it out as much as possible.

    I think Trump will give them their chance and then put the hammer down.

    11: Another great campaign ad this Fall.

    6: The word coolie ring a bell?

    Slaves are still slaves.

  11. Item 1: Dr. Fauci did a lot of good in the San Francisco area when AIDS broke out in the early 80s. In those days, everyone was scared here since getting the disease was a death sentence and nobody knew how it was transmitted.

    Dr. Fauci was the one that spearheaded the effort to find out how the disease worked and how it was transmitted. Most of us breathed sighs of relief after that.

    Dr. Fauci was the one that convinced Mayor Dianne Feinstein to close down the gay bath-houses. The gay SJWs immediately revolted and got the decision reversed. They nearly ran Fauci out of town for that one.

    So I was inclined to cut him some slack when he started appearing in the Task Force press conferences. However, his behavior has been getting more and more Deep-State-ish as time goes one.

    Then I saw him exchanging gang signs with the worst reporters after the conferences. Multiple times.

    Dr. Fauci has gone to the Dark Side.

  12. Don Surber is still my favorite columnist …from Santa Monica CA

  13. Nice.