Monthly Archive: May 2020
US GDP could sink over 40%: Atlanta Fed
Kudlow on FOX: “The economy is essentially still in freefall because of the shutdown, there is no question about that and the pandemic contraction in 2Q is going to be very difficult,” top White House...
The 2006 Origins of the Lockdown Idea
The 2006 Origins of the Lockdown Idea
Musk: Politicians ‘who stole our liberty’ should be ‘tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!’
From The Washington Examiner: The founder of Tesla thinks that “politicians and unelected bureaucrats” who have abused their power during the coronavirus pandemic deserve to be punished for their decisions to shut down state...
One Chart that Exposes the Warped Sense of Risk Perception Regarding the Virus When Asymptomatics and Mild Infections are Not Included
Here is the chart, from Horowitz, which shows clearly why including the asymptomatic and mild reactions in Wuhan virus statistics is absolutely necessary to get a realistic look at the Wuhan virus — something...
The Economic Costs of ‘Slow the Spread’ to Senior Citizens: A 25% Cut in Social Security Benefits by 2028?
The economic costs to American senior citizens from ‘slow the spread,’ could be crippling — especially to the 45% of unmarried elderly Social Security beneficiaries and 21% of married couples, who rely on Social...
Trump Unveils United States Space Force Flag
#BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump leads first unfurling the flag of the United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD). The flag will stand in the Oval Office alongside other service branch flags. pic.twitter.com/rpReDs5fv5 — The Hill (@thehill) May...
Joe Rogan Interviews Bob Lazar who Worked in a Subsection of Area 51
Listen to the interview, here.
Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% in preclinical lab experiments
Will finding an antibody that stops the Wuhan virus in its tracks, with 100% effectiveness in preclinical lab experiments, shut up the litany of excuses from the White House Coronavirus Task Force about why...
Many Americans Are Getting More Money From Unemployment — Almost $50,000 a Year — Than They Were From Their Jobs
From 538: As a result, though, many people may now be eligible for substantially more money while unemployed than they made while they were working. A new analysis by Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel and Joseph Vavra, economists at the University...
JP Morgan Chase: Graph of the 40% Drop in Spending by Americans, by Industry of Employment
Deflation is coming because spending has dropped as Americans conserve cash, build savings. These insights from JP Morgan Chase:
Krugman’s Arrogance Around his Assertion of Liberal Fidelity to Science is WIDESCREEN
Krugman says liberals are correct about their hide-in-place strategies because science says so, and conservatives won’t listen to science, so they are wrong. Of course, to Krugman and others, there is no other strategies...
The forces driving this moment of national fear and submission
From The American Spectator.
The end of Dr. Fauci’s and Dr. Birx’s Jedi-mind tricks?
If and when the White House starts talking about asymptomatic infections and the number of Americans with antibodies, or why opening the schools is necessary, then, maybe this report is accurate, but after months...
How Much are We Spending to Prevent One Wuhan Virus Death?
From Insight and Issues.
The Costly Failure to Update Sky-Is-Falling Predictions
Sean Trende in RealClearPolitics: We could go on – after being panned for refusing to issue a stay-at-home order, South Dakota indeed suffered an outbreak (once again, in its meatpacking plants), but deaths there...
Cooking Up a Criminal Investigation, the Obama Way
Harsanyi in The National Review: It would be no big deal, either, if Trump’s DOJ opened up investigations into Democrats who have ever taken any money from foreign powers, because these are potential FARA...
Another 3 million Americans file jobless claims as layoffs continue to ravage economy
From USA Today: The nation’s weekly procession of COVID-19-related layoffs seems relentless. About 3 million Americans filed initial unemployment benefit claims last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, spotlighting another wave of job cuts...
Portnoy: When Did Flattening the Curve into Finding the Cure?
Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure pic.twitter.com/ZaSTxL6Tuc — Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 14, 2020
Is Dr. Fauci is Running the WH Task Force because Everyone Else is in Agreement with Him, or Too Weak to Win Against Him?
The only scientifically proven method of stopping the pandemic is via herd immunity — meaning that somewhere between 60% to 70% of the population of the United States is infected, or receives a vaccine....
ELITE SUPER SHOCK: NYT Cell Phone Data Shows Mitigation FAIL
At what point do the hand-wringers and lock-downers admit defeat? Is it when 70% of the public are hunkering down and staying at home to ‘slow the spread?’ Is it when only 60% of...
PA Sec. Pulls Mom Out of Nursing Home for a Hotel
As @SecretaryLevine neglects long-term care home residents, gets own mom out to a hotel! pic.twitter.com/jQYwvbt91W — Matt Brouillette (@mattbrouillette) May 12, 2020
Dr. Rand Paul’s Exchange with Dr. Fauci
Watch Senator Paul and Dr. Fauci on RealClearPolitics.
Center-Right Letter Asks to Write CMS Waivers of Regulations into Law in Next Pandemic Bill
The letter can be found here: AFP-healthcare-coalition-letter.
Obama’s Intel Chief Suppressed Intel that Russians Wanted Hillary to Win
From The Washington Inquirer: President Trump’s spy chief is reportedly declassifying information that shows CIA Director John Brennan “suppressed” intelligence on Russia wanting Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. Fox News chief White...
The Federalist: Did Clapper Lie to Congress to Cover for Obama?
Sean Davis in The Federalist.
WSJ Editorial on Obama’s Take on Flynn
From the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: The Editorial Board Barack Obama is a lawyer, so it was stunning to read that he ventured into the Michael Flynn case in a way that misstated...
75% of House Republican Caucus Opposes Bailouts for Poorly Managed State and Local Governments
See the RSC statement here and their letter to House and Senate leadership, here.
You’ll Still Be Homeschooling Your Kids This Fall, Dr. Fauci Says
WH Coronavirus Task Force Shuts Down Schools in the Fall.
Economic devastation from coronavirus could eventually kill more than virus, report says
From FOX NEWS via MSN: The United Nations has predicted that the economic fallout from the worldwide coronavirus outbreak may end up killing more people than the actual disease itself, a report said Monday. The...
Trump, Biden, and the Wuhan Virus Coup
From American Greatness: Consider the last several weeks a test run for the Biden regency, a preview of what America might look like if, and when, rule by the “managers” becomes a permanent, irreversible...
Tesla’s Musk says ready for arrest as he reopens California plant against local order
Musk opens his Tesla factory in defiance of a stay closed order — his automotive manufacturing plant is likely the only auto plant in California, and they want it closed.
Swiss health authorities: People over 65 can resume their normal activities
The Local in Switzerland: Switzerland’s population of seniors, who have been advised to stay indoors to prevent coronavirus-related health complications, are now being told they can come out of confinement.
BND (German Intelligence): China Asked WHO to Cover Up Wuhan Virus
China Asked The WHO To Help Cover Up Coronavirus, German Intelligence Concludeshttps://t.co/ilUVxPqklx — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 10, 2020
Newly declassified evidence undercuts former DNI Clapper’s testimony to Congress
From Just the News: Newly declassified evidence undermines James Clapper’s testimony to Congress, raising questions about whether the former Director of National Intelligence misled lawmakers about briefing former President Obama on former Trump National...
Mnuchin warns of ‘permanent economic damage’ unless US reopens
From the NY Post: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned of “permanent economic damage” unless the United States begins reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic — but cautioned that it must be done in a...
Flynn Case Will Expose Obama’s Involvement
Devine in the NY Post.
Trump increases attack against Obama with ‘Obamagate’ tweet
Sidney Powell bells the Obama cat.
Sidney Powell: Buzzfeed and CNN Story on the Clinton Campaign Paid for Dossier was Teed Up in the Oval Office
Sidney Powell, Flynn’s lawyer on Gorka’s Radio show.
The Hill: The Case for Klobuchar
From The Hill.
Politico: The Pandemic and Personal Responsibility
From Politico: THE PANDEMIC OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY — First, President Donald Trump handed the decision for when to reopen the economy to America’s governors. Now, as local leaders begin to lift shutdown restrictions, they’re passing...
Senator Cruz Sports Leopard Cape as His Hair is Cut at Salon A la Mode — at the Dallas Salon Whose Owner was Jailed
Cruz gets hair cut by Dallas salon owner who was detained for repeatedly defying stay-at-home orders https://t.co/KP9lUVbKHi — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 8, 2020
Katie Miller, Pence spokeswoman and wife of Top Trump Aide Stephen Miller, Tests Positive for Coronavirus
From Politico: Miller’s positive diagnosis for Covid-19 puts the potential threat of the infection squarely into the president’s inner circle. Miller serves as the vice president’s top spokesperson, traveling with him frequently and attending...
AG Barr: The Flynn Investigation was Not a Legitimate Counter-Intelligence Probe
Attorney General Barr is a Great American. Watch Barr here and especially here.
Under Oath Obama Official Admits She Lied, She Had No Evidence of Collusion
More fakery in the quest to suborn our national counter-intelligence apparatus to become an investigative arm of the Democratic Party, under a Democratic President, using a fake charge of suspicion of being a Russian...
Percent of Deaths of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, by State
40 percent of U.S. COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes. The share of deaths occurring in nursing homes is highest in Minnesota, at 84 percent, using the latest data as of May 7, 2020....
Democratic Senators propose $2,000 monthly Payments to most Americans
From Politico: A trio of Democratic senators are pitching a big idea: pay most American families thousands of dollars each month until the coronavirus’s economic crisis subsides. On Friday, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie...
No Income. Major Medical Bills. What Life Is Like for Millions of Americans Facing Financial Ruin Because of the Pandemic
TIME chronicles the financial and health struggles of the 2020 pandemic.
U.S. weekly jobless claims total 3.169 million, bringing seven-week tally to 33.5 million
Total catastrophic economic failure for a mortality rate that is below less than 1 percent of the population.
AOC: Biden Sexual Assault Allegation “Not Clear Cut”
From NPR, here.
PA Business Open a Day Early in Defiance of Governor’s Orders
Fed up, citizens and business owners, open stores and shop today.
Summary of Briefing of COVID-19 Deaths in Pennsylvania, Delivered by the PA Sec. of Health to State House Members
Read this excellent one-page letter and summary here.
Blase: A New Recipe for Waste in Medicaid — Dem plan to pay All Costs for the States this Year
Blase in the WSJ: The left’s new priority is to convince Congress to send hundreds of billions of additional dollars to states to help them weather the coronavirus storm. A leading Democratic proposal would...
Nein! Germany Rejects More ‘slow the spread’ and Accelerates Return to Normal
From AFP: Germany Accelerates Return to Normality.
How to End the Guess-If-I’m-Infected Strategy, and Keep the Vulnerable Much Safer
Or, Why All Schools, Colleges, and Universities should Open as Soon as Possible and Students Stay in School to Complete the Work they Missed The law of the survival of the fittest is simple:...
Shapiro: The ‘Controlled Avalanche’ Strategy
From the Jewish World Daily: The question of assumptions is key to our policymaking. That’s because if we assume the worst — no therapeutics that seriously knock down the infection fatality rate, no vaccines...
FDA Makes Public its Test Results of the Accuracy of Many Antibody Tests
See the results here.
Inside the secret DHS lab testing how long coronavirus can survive on shopping carts and in sunlight
From NBC NEWS: Their work is guided by a “master question list” intended to quickly summarize what is known about the virus, what additional information is needed, and which other research entities across the...
Gov. Cuomo: Two-thirds of Hospitalized Now with Covid-19 Were Self-Quarantined at Home
It begs the question, obviously, does ‘slow the spread,’ and self-quarantining work? Apparently not. From CNBC: Most new Covid-19 hospitalizations in New York state are from people who were staying home and not venturing much outside,...
US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history
From CNBC: Private payrolls hemorrhaged more than 20 million jobs in April as companies sliced workers amid a coronavirus-induced shutdown that took most of the U.S. economy offline, according to a report Wednesday from...
Dem Pandemic Bill Packed with Cash for Cities, States and the U.S. Post Office
From The Associated Press.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Calls For ‘Immediate Release’ Of Jailed Dallas Salon Owner
From CBS local, Dallas.
Swiss Public Health Agency: Wuhan Virus likely Arrived in November
From The Local in Switzerland: It’s likely that there were individual cases of coronavirus in Sweden as early as November 2019, according to the Public Health Agency, but the country is not currently working...
Scientific Caution or More World Health Organization Chinese Sourced Disinformation?
When the World Health Organization announced there were no evidence antibodies conferred immunity, it was a bizarre and suspect announcement. It had the immediate effect of fanning the flames of fear among the worried...
First Case in France was in December 2019, from a Patient Who Had Not been to China
From Science Alert: In France, a cluster of cases was discovered in late January. But a new study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has suggested the virus was already in the country a...
Vox: Why the Covid-19 Economy is Hitting the Millennials the Hardest
From VOX: based on data from a poll of 4,917 adults (taken from April 7 to 12, with a 2.1 percentage point margin of error) shows those between ages 18 and 29 have been...
Sen. Tom Cotton on coronavirus origins: All the evidence points to one of two labs in Wuhan
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joins Martha MacCallum on ‘The Story.’
ELITE SUPER SHOCK: Antibody blocks infection by the SARS-CoV-2 in cells, scientists discover
From Science Daily: Researchers report that they have identified a fully human monoclonal antibody that prevents the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus from infecting cultured cells. The discovery is an initial step towards developing a fully...
DHS: China Suppressed Wuhan Virus News to Buy Time to Hoard and Buy PPE Before Others Realized
Washington Examiner Editorial: A Department of Homeland Security analysis has concluded that China hid the early spread of the coronavirus so it could hoard medical equipment, keeping it from other countries that would have bought it...
Trump: U.S. Report on Origins of Wuhan Virus will be Conclusive
From Bloomberg: U.S. President Donald Trump promised a “conclusive” report on the Chinese origins of the coronavirus outbreak, showing relations between the world’s biggest economies are set to remain rocky at least until the next election...
Lowry: Lock-downers Are Moving the Goal Posts
Pro-Lockdowners Are Moving the Goal Posts, Lowry writes: Besides which, people are capable of making their own decisions. They decided to stay at home before the state formally told them to. According to a...
Targeted Lockdowns Are Better: A new study finds they save more lives and do less economic damage
I wonder how Dr. Brix and Dr. Fauci feel about these conclusions? From The Wall Street Journal: Americans are paying a fearsome price for the government’s strict lockdowns of American life and commerce, and...
Patients are canceling or postponing surgeries…the healthcare industry is collapsing
From The Financial Times via Yahoo: The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the American health care system, pushing hospitals and providers to their limits amid the worst medical crisis in a century. And...
Airlines New Reality? Higher fares, longer waits, no booze and bring your own food
NBC News: Higher ticket prices, temperature checks before boarding, and no inflight alcohol: Airline travel in the post-coronavirus era will look very different from the low-cost “getaway” trips of the past — and you...
New York Fed Paper Finds Pandemic a Century Ago Fueled Nazi Rise
Read the paper here. Read the news story about the paper from The Wall Street Journal, here. Some quotes from the WSJ: The paper, written by bank economist Kristian Blickle, examined how the German political system...
Hertz Prepares to File Bankruptcy If Monday Deadline Is Missed
From Yahoo Finance: (Bloomberg) — Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as Monday night if the company fails to rework its debt and can’t get lenders to extend...
CNN: GE is cutting up to 13,000 aviation jobs
From CNN via MSN: General Electric is cutting as many as 13,000 jobs in its jet engine business after the coronavirus pandemic brought devastation to the aerospace industry. GE Aviation on Monday announced plans...
Gingrich in Newsweek: Come November, Biden will Implode
Newt Gingrich in Newsweek: Why am I so certain Biden will melt? First, Biden has always been a terrible candidate, and he is getting worse. When the people shift from the COVID-19 disaster, the...
PDD ‘Diddy’: The Black Vote is Not for Free — We’re going to have to see some promises…I will hold the vote hostage if I have to
Cultural significance of this tweet is EXTREMELY SIGNIFICANT: pic.twitter.com/dmWrKLJmIH — Diddy (@Diddy) April 29, 2020
Is Sweden’s COVID-19 Approach the Right One? What One Expert Thinks
Doug Badger in the Daily Signal.
Exclusive: Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus
Chinese internal report predicts Tiananmen-like global backlash: BEIJING (Reuters) – An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations...
The Hill: Abortion Battle could Kill COBRA Push
From The Hill: Congressional Republicans are also open to creating a new sign-up period to allow uninsured people to enroll for coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, despite the always-fraught politics of...
Former Trump economists warn against subsidizing COBRA
From The Washington Examiner.
Blase: Now Democrats want taxpayers to subsidize insurance companies
From The New York Post.
Slate: Biden Has a Real Latino Problem
By Leon Krauze in Slate: A recent Latino Decisions poll reveals a clear enthusiasm gap among Latinos for both Biden and the 2020 election itself, with only 49 percent of registered voters currently committed to choosing...
Coronavirus layoffs hurting low-income workers the most, study finds — “Great Depression Numbers”
From FOX Business News: The higher layoff rate among hourly employees was likely driven by the impact of the virus on service industries like restaurants, bars and hotels. The vast majority of workers in...
Comey’s Stalinists: Jail time is all they should have to look forward to
From The Spectator.
Mysterious coronavirus condition ‘happy hypoxia’ baffles doctors
More Wuhan virus strange: And yet these so-called “happy hypoxics” have been observed scrolling on their phones, chatting with their health care providers and describing themselves as generally comfortable, Science Magazine reported. “There is a...
Health Savings Accounts Add Options in Pandemic, Including Telehealth
From The New York Times.
Spanish Authorities Seize Four Tons of Cocaine on a Ship off the Coast of Spain, Shipment Tied to Venezuelan President Maduro
From The New York Post: Four tons of cocaine worth more than $165 million seized off of the Spanish coast last week has been linked to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, US authorities said. Spanish,...