April 8, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
ALONG WITH THE WUHAN PANDEMIC, THERE'S A HUGE OUTBREAK OF LYING
I said a few days ago that China’s attempt to swoop in and save the day for other countries infected with the Wuhan virus is like an arsonist who runs into the building he set on fire to make himself look like the hero. It seems that this analogy may be even more descriptive than I thought.
Obviously, we can’t trust numbers coming out of China. On April 7, NBC NEWS tweeted that in a 24-hour period, the U.S. reported 1,264 deaths from coronavirus while China reported “not a single new coronavirus death.” Technically, that’s correct: China REPORTED not a single new death. But why is NBC willingly serving as China’s propaganda microphone? That’s not to pick on NBC; they’re not the only ones doing this.
Steven W. Mosher, author of the extremely timely book “BULLY OF ASIA: Why China’s Dream Is The New Threat To World Order,” appeared Tuesday on Laura Ingraham’s show to talk about this. He opened by saying what we already know: that from the beginning, China has lied outrageously. “They don’t just fudge the numbers,” he said; “they make them up out of whole cloth.”
For those who prefer to watch the White House briefings on the COVID-19 (Wuhan/Chinese) coronavirus without Don Lemon crying lemonade all over their TV screens, here is Tuesday’s full briefing on YouTube.
Also, last night on Fox News, Sean Hannity had an exclusive interview with President Trump. If you missed it, you can catch it here.
And here are some highlight quotes:
The major news of the day was Trump’s slam of the World Health Organization. He pointed out that while the US financial contribution to the WHO ($513 million in 2017) dwarfs that of China, the WHO has been parroting Chinese propaganda, which has caused them to repeatedly be wrong about the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said he was taking a “strong look” at freezing that funding, but later said now maybe isn’t the time.
Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) had the predictable meltdown, since they still don’t understand the difference between “sending crazy, capricious, confusing messages” and “putting someone on notice that they’re on thin ice and had better shape up or else.” That’s because working in politics and the media, they don’t comprehend the idea of there being a connection between being incompetent or insubordinate and losing your paycheck.
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CLOWN CAR
Blogger Lawrence Person, who’s spent the past year working overtime to compile his “Democratic Presidential Clown Car” updates, turns his attention to a subject that could prove even harder than keeping track of all the Democrats who ran for President. He’s now trying to chronicle all the lies China has told about the coronavirus. This blog could eventually end up being longer than Wikipedia.
The pushers of the old poison of socialism under the snazzy new label of “Democratic Socialism” want people to believe their version is different from the old tyrannical dictatorships because it will be implemented by caring, compassionate people like them. You know the old saying: Socialism works great, it’s just that the right people have never been in charge of implementing it.
Well, if there’s any upside to the current coronavirus lockdown, maybe it’s opening the eyes of a lot of misled young people. They’re getting a firsthand lesson in one of the biggest problems with socialism: it doesn’t take human nature into account. Specifically, that power corrupts, and that the people who really want a lot of government power (leftists) are the last people who should be trusted with it, because they’ll use any excuse to expand it.
And so, we’ve seen stories about a surfer being arrested for surfing on a deserted beach, a teenage girl fined for taking a drive by herself in a closed car, and now, a Colorado man being handcuffed by police for playing catch with his wife and daughter in a deserted park. How any of these people were spreading the coronavirus is beyond me, but their real “crime” was in not abiding by a one-size-fits-all government encroachment on their personal freedom.
Meanwhile, liberal elites, as always, carve out exceptions for themselves, such as New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio continuing to go to the gym (he needs the exercise because his job is so much more important than yours) and now, Chicago’s Mayor violating her own strict stay-at-home order to get a haircut. She even became indignant when questioned on it because she’s the “public face of the city” and is on national media and in the public eye. Naturally, her hair needs to look good while you can look like a llama with bed head.
So, kids, if you want to know what a “Democratic socialist” America would really be like, take a good hard look. The government using heavy-handed enforcement to tell you what you’re allowed to do and what’s banned because they deem it “non-essential,” while the politicians exempt and indulge themselves because they’re more important than you.
Oh, and all those empty toilet paper shelves at the supermarket? Imagine them being empty permanently.
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NAVY SECRETARY RESIGNS
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has resigned after apologizing for infuriating sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt by dropping in just to tell them that their recently-relieved commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, was either naïve or stupid or deliberately insubordinate in his handling of a coronavirus outbreak on board the ship. Ironically, Crozier was removed for circulating a memo to Navy leaders about the problems on the ship that was obtained by the media. So Modly lost his job because he spoke out of turn about Capt. Crozier speaking out of turn. Modly could have kept his position if President Trump had declined his resignation, but obviously, he did not.
The current Army Undersecretary Jim McPherson will become acting Secretary of the Navy. Let’s hope he quickly restores discipline, particularly discipline over one’s mouth. It’s easy to forget this after Hillary Clinton, but blabbing sensitive government communications that are supposed to remain private really is a serious offense.
1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 7:34 AM): 399,929 DEATHS: 12,911 RECOVERIES: 22,539 (Reported recoveries)
TESTS GIVEN: 2,064,146
Source: The Covid Tracking Project
3. WHO IS TO BLAME?: Here's an idea: send China the bill.
$4 TRILLION IN DAMAGES
The Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank, has compiled a detailed report recommending that the G7 nations (the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain) sue China for at least $4 trillion in damages for causing the coronavirus pandemic. Here are details on the many ways China violated international law and various ways in which they could be held to account legally.
Good idea. They sent their plague to us, I say we sic our plague – lawyers – on them.
WHY THINGS WILL IMPROVE
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been one of the more pessimistic voices about restarting the economy, but he seemed to backtrack a bit yesterday, saying he expects that by fall, kids will be return to school and we’ll be back to gathering safely in public again. He cautions that the virus isn’t just going to go away and it’s impossible to predict accurately, but click the link for details on why he thinks things will improve fairly quickly.
And here are some hopeful comments about the coronavirus and the economy from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who, unlike every one of the reporters attacking the President and spreading gloom and doom, actually is a brain surgeon.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us."
1 John 5:14 (KJV)