April 21, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
SPECTACULAR MUST-READ CONDEMNING THE CHICOMMS AND W.H.0
Cheers to the editor-in-chief of BILD, Germany’s largest newspaper, who wrote this in an open letter to Chinese President Xi:
"In your country, people are whispering about you. Your power is crumbling. You have created an inscrutable, non-transparent China. Before Corona, China was known as a surveillance state. Now, China is known as a surveillance state that infected the world with a deadly disease. That is your political legacy.”
This comes as China is doubling down on its original fairytale that COVID-19 came from the local “wet market” and NOT from the biolab in Wuhan. The head of that lab has even called out Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, saying his accusations are “based on speculation,” though I will “speculate” that he is being forced by Dear Leader to say this to those reporters in State media who are allowed to talk to him. With what we have learned, there is no one with the intelligence of a Chinese horseshoe bat who buys the official story. But when Communists lie, they don’t care if what they say is even feasible; they just expect you to choke it down.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has put together a remarkable paper explaining what was done, by whom, and when, to enable the spread of this virus. It is so spectacular, it needs little elaboration. After the article, there’s a painstakingly assembled timeline, starting in MID-NOVEMBER OF 2019 (though I think it might possibly turn out the virus was circulating even before then), with three columns showing what 1) the People’s Republic of China/Chinese Communist Party was saying and 2) the World Health Organization was reporting while 3) reality intruded. I cannot tell you how illuminating this is.
To quote: “The denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life --- both within and outside of China’s borders --- is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of this virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable.” It calls for the People’s Republic of China to be held accountable “through demands for economic reparations and other and other sanctions pertaining to human rights.”
WHERE TO BEGIN
Monday brought so much news that it’s impossible to include it all in a letter. I’m going to need the whole alphabet, and this will still just be the Readers’ Digest version. But let’s jump in, and if you’d like to know more, click the links.
First, as usual, here’s the video of Monday's full White House press briefing on the coronavirus.
At this writing, Democrats still haven’t signed on to the bill to add $250 billion to the quickly-exhausted loan fund for small businesses. President Trump said he’s optimistic it will pass soon, and he wants $75 billion added to aid hospitals and clinics harmed by having to deal with the virus while losing the income from elective surgeries. Also, while about 42,000 Americans have died, Trump said death tolls are down substantially, and he urged people to continue to follow health and safety guidelines while we responsibly reopen the economy.
Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez is threatening to oppose the bill in the House (because $2 trillion was just “a nickel” to her), unless she gets funding for her socialist utopian vision. That includes a guaranteed income of at least $2000 a month, which will apparently come from the big money trees that grow on the banks of the Potomac.
FAKE NEWS TUESDAY
The New York Post tried to link a protest of the lockdown to a surge in coronavirus deaths, when the surge was reported on the same day the protest took place. That’s one fast virus!
A number of media outlets ran photos allegedly showing crowds on a newly-reopened beach in Jacksonville, Florida, violating social distancing guidelines. But it turned out that the photos looked like crowds from some angles, but from others, you could tell they were actually small groups, likely families who quarantine together, staying at least six feet away from other people. It’s called “perspective,” which a lot of people obviously don’t have.
Finally, New York Times writer Ginia Bellafante tried to blame the death of a New York man on Fox News because he allegedly contracted the virus on a cruise he took after watching Sean Hannity downplay the seriousness of the disease. Problem: the Hannity quote she cites was from March 9th, long after the man left on the cruise. However, before he left on the cruise, back on February 27th, he might have seen this tweet from another media figure: “I fundamentally don’t understand the panic. Virus is not deadly in vast majority of cases.” That was a quote from…take a wild guess?...New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante.
AN IMPORTANT READER CONCERN ABOUT "PAYCHECK PROTECTION"
Mike, I am one of your biggest fans; however, I find the references to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) above to be tone deaf to what the true small business owner is experiencing.
Supposedly the PPP was a first-come, first-served program to protect small companies and their employees. The way it is being administered is egregious if it is anything like what my 29-year-old son experienced.
He and a college roommate own a metal fabrication and welding business that they started in 2015. They had five employees.
He applied to Pittsburgh National Corporation PNC, his banker, on the day that the program opened. Four days later, the banker at PNC contacted him to say that my son had not initialed the application in two places. He did so within three hours.
When he did not hear back from PNC on the status of his application, he contacted the banker repeatedly. No response at all until last Thursday, April 16, 2020, when the banker contacted him and said that she had submitted his application that day at 12:30 pm. The money had run out.
He had to furlough all of his employees. Now he is frantic to keep his business afloat.
He submitted a complaint to PNC and the banker called and offered him a loan at 7%. He has avoided debt like the plague. He and his partner have paid themselves paupers’ wages, believing that investing in equipment and good employees now would pay off in the future.
If he had not acted in a timely manner, he would not be upset. BUT when he did everything in time to get a loan and the "big guys" get funding and you didn't, it feels like crony capitalism at its worst.
Whom does he blame? Trump and Marco Rubio. Somebody had to write and approve the bill. He believes that they left loopholes for the banks and the connected.
1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 9:47 AM): 788,290 DEATHS: 42,458 RECOVERIES: 73,533 (Reported recoveries)
TESTS GIVEN: 4,026,572
Source: The Covid Tracking Project
CALIFORNIA STUDY BLOWS HOLE IN "EXPERT CONSENSUS"
The media have been haranguing us for months to listen to the “experts” on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, but the problem is that nobody was really an “expert” on it, and those who claimed to be have been proven wrong again and again. Now, the “expert consensus” might be about to blow up once more, due to a large-scale study by UCLA and the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
The study found that 4.1% of Los Angeles County’s adult population has antibodies to the virus. Based on population, that means that between 221,000 and 442,000 residents have been previously infected. That’s anywhere from 28 to 55 times higher than the most recent reported number of confirmed cases.
On the down side, that means more people than we knew were carrying the virus and could be spreading it. On the plus side, if that many people had it and didn’t even realize it, or weren’t sick enough to go to the doctor and get tested, then the hospitalization and fatality rates may be significantly lower than we thought. The study’s leader said “we might have to recalibrate disease prediction models and rethink public health strategies.”
Of course, fine-tuning or even reversing policies as we learn more information is what good leaders should be doing all the time. They just have to tune out all the yapping Chihuahuas in the media who accuse them of having blood on their hands or being lying liars if what they say based on what we know now is different from what they said three months ago based on what we knew then.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 9:23 (KJV)