Sheesh!


Found this comment in my Quora feed. Copied verbatim, grammatical errors intact for additional reading pleasure.

We start by knowing the Corvir-19 was developed at Yale university, by a professor and two students, one from Ministry Of Defense, and other an officer of Chinese Army.

FBI was alerted by a large transfer of money from China to the Professor. The money was originally routed from 3 countries and from a Sorros’ foundation. Sorros is allegiant to democratic party. In hoping to disrupt our economy and point it as a failure on trump.

In 2008, the Obama administration dropped the ball and over 1,000 in the U. S. died of the Swine flu. The main stream networks did not cover Swine flu as much of Corvir-19, even though over a thousand citizen of the United states died.

Here today less that 20 citizens have died to Cororna Virus, and mainstream media acts like its the end of the world. Where is the transparency of main stream media, law enforcement FBI, and the Justice Department. This is Terrorism at its worsted by our own Democratic party.”

https://www.thesun.ie/tech/5175138/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-claims-bug-was-created-by-cia-and-a-hoax-to-stop-brexit-are-false/

 

Let’s Get This Pandemic Over With


Coronavirus serves as a cautionary tale of human fragility. Humanity fancies itself impervious to unforeseen whims of nature. So certain our lofty tower is made of stone, we dismiss sudden onset of unprecedented hairline fractures as media hype. COVID-19 began as an outbreak in Wuhan, China. In medical terms outbreak is defined as disease infecting a lot of people in one area in a short amount of time. Next, outbreak became epidemic. Epidemic is when cases of illness in a community or region clearly exceed normal expectancy. Today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Epidemic passes into pandemic territory when illness spreads to other countries and continents affecting a large number of people. Infected persons returning from travel to known epidemic regions don’t factor in pandemic consideration. Pandemic waits for widespread community transmission, local transmission of infection without connection to travel.

Hindsight doesn’t care what we should or could have done to stop hairline fracture outbreak before epidemic cracks formed pandemic fissures. Who knows, maybe next time we’ll recognize imperatives to act responsibly at outbreak. That said, today we have a pandemic so lets get it over with. Close borders, ground planes, cancel public gatherings, legislate global forgiveness of debt/living expenses for a month, restrict commerce to essential services, stay home from work and school and designate billions toward social assistance. Stop messing around, let’s get this over with.

 

Bakker’s Viral Snake Oil


It was only a matter of time, truth be told I’m surprised it took so long. Jim Bakker – remember him? I do. It’s been a while since 1980’s baked Notes stumbled home Sunday morning, lit up television to catch televangelist Jim Bakker’s frenetic gospel culminating in wife Tammy Faye’s tears bleeding mascara from lash tip to chin.

Jim had a good run, ’74 – ’89, 15 years of bank before hush money paid to a church secretary alleging rape and felony fraud conviction forced his resignation. Initially sentenced to 45 years for fraud and conspiracy, on appeal incarceration was reduced to 8 years. Tammy Faye divorced him. Bakker served 5 years, paroled in ’94 owing the IRS $6 million. What’s a disgraced televangelist to do? Start another ministry of course!

In 2003 the Jim Bakker Show began daily broadcasts from Studio City Café in Branson, Missouri. Rehabilitated Bakker condemns “prosperity theology” implicit in his fall from grace. shifting focus to the apocalypse, end times and hawking freeze-dried survivalist rations. Oh Jim, overpriced doomsday food aside you won the lottery when a devotee named Jerry Crawford credited you with saving his marriage, wrote a $25 million dollar check, facilitated a move to Blue Eye, Missouri under the moniker Morningside.

One might dismiss Bakker’s Morningside end times infomercial as buyer beware. Who are we to condemn survivalist lust for pricey dehydrated prunes. Trouble is end times rations have a limited audience, enter miracle cures – that’s where the money is.

For several years Bakker’s ministry has promoted Silver Solution, miracle cure for all sexually transmitted disease, HIV and immunity to any virus. Coronavirus delivered a snake oil televangelist wet dream. On February 12th Bakker asked naturopathic “doctor” Sherrill Sellman – “This influenza that is now circling the globe, you’re saying that Silver Solution would be effective?”

“Well, let’s say it hasn’t been tested on this strain of the coronavirus,” Sellman replied, “but it’s been testing on other strains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours.”

“Totally eliminates it. Kills it. Deactivates it. And then it boosts your immune system, so then you can support the recovery,” she said.

Amidst vacant jibber-jabber an ad appears on the screen. Those seeking a cure for coronavirus or any other illness can purchase four tubes of Silver Solution gel for $80, or Silver Solution variety pack – two bottles of liquid, two of gel and three lozenges for $125.

Fear not, the State of New York said oh hell no Bakker, issuing a cease and desist order. Here’s hoping they mean to follow-up with stern consequences. Surely viral snake oil warrants formal charges. Sheesh!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/03/05/ny-attorney-general-televangelist-jim-bakker-stop-peddling-unproven-coronavirus-cures/

 

Apple Of Your Patriot Eye


Dear Trump-Nation,

Trump is on his third chief of staff, fourth national security advisor, fourth defense secretary, fifth secretary of homeland security, sixth deputy national security advisor and seventh communications director. Would it offend you terribly if I asked how this resonates with you? Not wishing to upset sensibilities of card carrying Trump-nation supporters, is it presumptuous to ask how you rationalize the fore mentioned administration failures?

Understandably, fake news driven witch hunts weigh heavily on your minds. Fervent defense of Trump can’t be easy, I’m sure it takes a toll on your well being. After all, life is tenuous without personal health and safety. Speaking of health, do you know Trump’s administration fired the entire pandemic chain of command in 2018?  Fired and never filled the position of global health security expert until yesterday when he named Ken Cuccinelli (regular Fox News contributor and failed Virginia Republican candidate for Governer ) as head of Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force?

Far be it for me to criticize the greatest president in U.S. history, apple of your patriot eye for appointing a Lawyer turned politician to chair the coronavirus task force.  A man without a shred of science or medical training whose first challenge played out on Twitter, attempting to access the coronavirus map without success. (See link below)

https://theweek.com/speedreads/897826/member-trumps-coronavirus-task-force-asks-twitter-help-accessing-map-virus

 

Sunday Night Pink Tonic Sing Along


It’s been a tough week. Rather than succumb to ominous implications of Trump’s kangaroo court acquittal or coronavirus headlines, I found musical tonic in Pink’s cover of 4 Non Blondes, What’s Up. Sometimes all it takes to refocus is a Sunday night Pink tonic sing along….