BERNIE ENDORSES JOE
UPDATE! Just as the Democratic Presidential race finally threatened to become interesting, with the possibility of Bernie Sanders holding out to force a brokered convention and playing socialist kingmaker, he surprised his supporters (and infuriated many of them) with a surprise endorsement of Joe Biden. This came much faster than his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Bernie said Democrats must come together to defeat “the most dangerous President in the modern history of this country.” He was talking about Donald Trump, who demolished ISIS, brought back American jobs, renegotiated trade deals in our favor and was presiding over the strongest economy in history up until it was sucker-punched by some lying communists. I guess Bernie has a very different definition of “dangerous” than I do.
However, those who think that Bernie didn’t get anything in return should listen to Biden promising to work with Bernie and his campaign team to push “progressive” goals and listing “very important” issues he promises to address, like government health care, “income inequality” (the socialist ideal is that everyone makes the same amount: nothing) and legalizing illegal immigrants. In other words, if you were thinking of voting for Biden because the media sell him as the “moderate” choice, you were always being flimflammed, but now, you’re being seriously bamboozled, too. To suck up to the Bernie voters, Joe will not only move even further to the left, he won't even bother trying to hide it anymore. As Trump’s campaign spokesman put it, Bernie won’t be on ticket, but his agenda will.
So if you liked the globalization, regulatory strangulation, cozying up to China and open borders that brought us the coronavirus, then you’ll love Joe Biden 2.0.
For those who depend on us to present President Trump’s news briefings on the coronavirus without cutting away to biased commentary, here is Saturday’s briefing in full.
The major message was that the infection and death rates seem to be stabilizing and falling, a very positive trend. The key now is being able to reopen the economy without reigniting the spread of the virus.
And here is more good news: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released from the hospital and has now tested negative for the coronavirus.
Researchers trying to figure out why the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus is deadly to some people but not others have a new study that suggests the biggest factor may be obesity.
HUCK'S HERO SALUTE
Huck’s Hero Salute: The Army asked former soldiers trained in medical fields to come back and help in the battle against the coronavirus. So far, over 25,000 have volunteered, so many there’s a backup in processing them all.
More evidence that the coronavirus was in California far earlier than anyone realized.
And if you really believe that China is trying to help the world deal with the plague that they allowed to spread around the world with their lies and cover-ups, then read this story. If you experience a spike in blood pressure, don’t worry: it’s probably not a symptom you’re sick, just that you’ve read this story.
MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLEHILLS DEPT
Mountains Out of Molehills Dept: The media are attempting to stir up an alleged White House rift over President Trump retweeting a Twitter post that had the hashtag #FireFauci attached to it. Funny how they noticed those two words but didn’t notice the two words Trump attached to it personally: “Fake news.”
If you read my newsletter and website, this won’t come as news to you, but for newcomers, it’s worth repeating what the rest of the world is finally waking up to: the “Russian collusion” investigation of President Trump’s election campaign was based on a load of garbage from day one. And the people who were running it knew it was a load of garbage from day one, but still went to the FISA courts and claimed (not “sloppily” but falsely and deliberately) that it was legitimate to get warrants to spy on American citizens, even ones whom they knew were innocent.
There are now stories circulating about possible criminal indictments. I will keep hope alive that someone will finally be held to account for these outrageous, unconstitutional abuses of power, but I won’t hold my breath until I see them in jail where they belong.
The White House Correspondents’ Association announced that it has removed one news outlet from its rotation of reporters allowed to cover President Trump’s coronavirus briefings. The outlet's reporter allegedly violated “social distancing” rules by standing in the back when a seat wasn’t available. The WHCA stressed, “We do not take this action lightly. This is a matter of public safety."
The facts that the reporter was there as a special invited guest of the White House press secretary and was from One America News Network, the only conservative news outlet represented, and that he asked questions that pointed up the raging bias of the other reporters rather than attacking Trump, had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with it. This is purely a matter of public safety. You know, just like handing out tickets to all those churchgoers locked inside their cars at drive-in Easter services.
I’m beginning to wonder if “COVID-19” isn’t the latest euphemism for “socialism” now that it appears voters have seen through “Democratic socialism.”
LATEST WISDOM FROM THE SQUAD
Latest wisdom from “The Squad”: The government has horribly botched the response to the coronavirus, and that proves that we need the government to take over the entire health care industry so it can take the profit out of developing new drugs and vaccines. Okay, that’s the short version, but it is an accurate description of their nuttery in a nutshell.
REWRITING HISTORY DEPARTMENT
Rewriting History Dept: Liberals who defended the World Health Organization against conservatives who accused it of being a lying Chinese mouthpiece are now reframing their stories to admit that while, of course, the conservatives were engaging in a “right-wing stunt” to pin blame on the WHO, the WHO did sorta, kinda, “knowingly and consequentially mislead us.”
Well, thank goodness they only knowingly and consequentially misled us instead of lying to us!
Believe it or not, even with people sheltered in their homes and all small businesses such as bakeries struggling to survive, one fanatical leftist lawyer in Colorado is still badgering the same Christian cake artist who has already been legally persecuted for six years and finally prevailed in court for turning down same-sex wedding cake jobs. It must be nice to still be living in a pre-coronavirus world where you have nothing better to do with your time but think up pointless, petty grievances and believe that they are real problems worthy of turning into federal cases.
Speaking of punishing people for their religious faith, the coronavirus lockdown has brought out the Stalin in a lot of state and local petty officials. I told you about the mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, who had police give $500 tickets to people who attended a drive-in church service locked securely inside their individual cars. Fortunately, a judge put the kibosh on that, pointing out that it was a targeted violation of religious freedom, since if being in cars spread the virus, the Mayor would have shut down every parking lot and drive-through, which he did not. Only the churches.
Unfortunately, that kind of judicious wisdom doesn’t prevail everywhere, with the Kentucky state government threatening to take down the license plate numbers in church parking lots on Easter and force 14-day quarantines of the cars’ owners…
…And Illinois state police threatening both civil and criminal penalties against people who attended an Easter church service.
WORST GOVERNOR IN AMERICA
With so much competition in the “use a crisis to act like a dictator” sweepstakes, it’s tough to stand out, so kudos to first-term Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for earning the title of “Worst Governor in America” for her series of draconian executive orders that have been widely described as “insane.” For instance, banning people from buying seeds at Walmart, even though the store is open and the seeds are on the shelves, but she thinks planting a garden during spring garden planting time is “non-essential.” It's also utterly irrelevant to preventing the spread of the virus.
At last check, a change.org petition to recall her had over 152,000 signatures, and a Facebook page opposing her policies had over a quarter million members.
Yet, if there’s any doubt that Internet wags are right when they say, “How are you liking your 30-day free trial of socialism?” consider this: Whitmer’s name has been seriously floated as a running mate for Joe Biden. The DNC must think that dictatorial insanity is a winning theme for a national election. Or maybe it's all they've got.