Stupid Kills!

Closing Thought–09Apr20 #2

They say speed kills but in this time of crisis from this pandemic…stupidity will kill!

And there are governors that are doing a lot to kill people with their inaction.

As late as March 30, 15 states had issued neither stay-at-home orders nor ordered the closure of non-essential businesses. All 15 have Republican governors. Since then, most have finally taken too-little-too-late statewide measures.

In a target-rich environment, selecting (much less ranking) the five dumbest GOP governors is no easy task. But somebody has to do it. By focusing exclusively on their response to the COVID-19 crisis, the task becomes a bit easier.

With apologies to Greg Abbott and Jim Justice, here they are:

Stupid Kills: The 5 Worst GOP Governors’ Responses to COVID-19

Well my state is in the list of governors that show NO concern for their citizens…..mine is Tater Tot Reeves……plus the population for the most part still does not take this virus seriously…..this will come back and eat the state in the unprotected ass.

This does not surprise me that my governor is one of the worse of the worst…..Mississippi has a propensity of electing those Good Old Boys that carry little for the population.

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More Virus Idiocy

In these times of dire measure and dire results I wish I did not have to write about the idiots that are dealing with this disease in all the wrong ways.

We all have seen/heard the proper way to be dealing with this virus….and yet there are 9 states that a failing its residents…..let’s shame them as often as possible…..

Most governors have issued statewide stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus outbreak, but nine have opted against it. USA Today, the New York Times, and ABC News take a look at the holdouts. One common denominator is that all nine are run by Republican governors, and the Times sums up a sentiment: “For many conservative governors who believe strongly in small government and personal responsibility, the prospect of mandatory stay-at-home orders is anathema and they rejected what they called a catchall approach that could wreck their states’ economies.” Generally, the governors argue that a shutdown is unnecessary because they have taken other steps such as shutting schools and nonessential business, and issuing social-distancing advisories. “I can’t lock the state down,” is how Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds puts it. “People also have to be responsible for themselves.” Here are the nine:

  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

USA Today has comprehensive list of restrictions in place in all 50 states.

Most of us are doing what the experts are telling us….to shelter in place and go out only when necessary…..but with that comes an awful side effect…..

The leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence,” reports the AP. He didn’t call out specific nations, but he said calls to help lines have doubled in some places amid the lockdown, and he urged governments to make sure victims are safe. The problem is that police departments are frequently overwhelmed with other virus-related issues. Coverage:

  • Code word: Europe has been largely locked down for weeks, and the problem seems most pronounced in Spain and France. There, women can now go into pharmacies and use the phrase “mask 19” to alert the pharmacist to abuse, reports CNN. The pharmacist takes the woman’s information and calls police. “There has always been gender violence, but this crisis makes it all worse,” says a worker at a women’s shelter in Rome.
  • In the US: Women’s groups around the US are seeing an uptick in domestic violence calls, a sign that what’s been happening in Europe could follow suit here, reports the Wall Street Journal. The shutdown is “almost like a petri dish for violence to increase within families,” Barbara Paradiso, director of the Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver, tells the newspaper.
  • More on the US: NBC News reports that 18 of 22 US law enforcement agencies that responded to a request for data saw a rise in domestic violence calls in March. “The financial stress alone creates a ticking time bomb for some families with a history of domestic violence,” says Sheriff Steve Mueller of Cherokee County, South Carolina, where calls rose 35%. “Unfortunately many of these domestic violence cases occur in front of children and often the children become victims of abuse and assault, as well.” The situation is made worse because shelters for abuse victims are generally struggling to remain open amid the shutdown.
  • All over: The National Domestic Abuse hotline in the UK saw a 25% increase in appeals for help since that nation’s lockdown began, reports the BBC. The AP adds that the “the killing of women has surged in Turkey” since the lockdown in that nation, and that Australia has seen internet searches for domestic violence resources jump 75%. The story collects similar stats from India and South Africa.
  • First person: The BBC talks to one woman in the UK about the tension in her own home, which worsened with the lockdown. “As soon as he gets up, he tries to cause an argument out of nothing, and if I fire back he’ll just hit me.” She has since fled to Wales and is being helped by a charity. Advocates say the abuse is wide-ranging, including men threatening to throw out women if they get sick, preventing them communicating with relatives, and barring them from leaving the house even for groceries

Our experts and health pros are telling us that the faux treatment that the president is pushing is worthless at this time and could be dangerous…..and yet Trump’s trade adviser knows better than medical people…..

“Doctors disagree about things all the time.” So explains the heated discussion between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Navarro, PhD. The White House trade adviser said that and more when asked by CNN on Monday about a tense White House Situation Room meeting Saturday in which Fauci and Navarro reportedly clashed over the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment. Navarro, who is coordinating the purchase and distribution of medical supplies under the Defense Production Act, reportedly showed up to the meeting with documents that he said attested to the drug’s effectiveness; Fauci’s response was something along the lines of “what are you talking about?” Coverage:

  • In his comments to CNN, Navarro elaborated, saying, “My qualifications in terms of looking at the science is that I’m a social scientist. “I have a PhD,” he continued, with CNBC reporting it’s an economics PhD from Harvard. “And I understand how to read statistical studies, whether it’s in medicine, the law, economics, or whatever.”
  • Fox News describes the CNN interview as getting heated, with Navarro asking host John Berman if he would take hydroxychloroquine if he was infected with COVID-19. “I would listen to my doctor,” Berman replied. “I would consult my doctor… not someone involved with trade policy… do you want an internist striking trade deals?” “Touche,” said Navarro, who told Berman that Berman was “setting up a false narrative.”
  • In a subsequent Fox & Friends appearance, Navarro was again asked about the clash and distributing FEMA’s supply of 29 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine. His response: “The task force unanimously voted to [distribute it], with the provision that this can have side effects and that it has to be dispensed not by the federal government but by the patient-doctor relationship. I think history will judge who is right on this debate but I’d bet on President Trump’s intuition.”
  • Politico flags comments Fauci made on Face the Nation Sunday about how the data around hydroxychloroquine are “really just, at best, suggestive. There have been cases that show there may be an effect, and there are others to show there’s no effect. So I think, in terms of science, I don’t think we could definitively say it works.” It notes that Fauci was asked about that and responded that Fauci could “speak for himself,” but “I would have two words for you: second opinion.”
  • Another non-medical doctor who is actively pushing hydroxycholoquine: Rudy Giuliani. He tells the Washington Post that he’s been pushing the medication in private phone calls with Trump, and that he spends much of the day doing the same with doctors, coronavirus patients, and hospital administrators on the other end of the line.
  • The Post article notes Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has spoken about the drug’s potential. On Monday, the governor discussed tests with patients in New York, where doctors have been given the green light to use hydroxychloroquine in combination with an antibiotic. “There has been anecdotal evidence that it is promising,” he said. “That’s why we’re going ahead.” However, he added that it’s been too short a time to have official data, per the Hill.

Navarro is just another sycophant that will have oral sex if the prez demands it……amateurs have NO place in this pandemic……and Donald of Orange is surrounded by them and they are leading this country…..wake up before we are doomed.

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Will Those That Pray Together Die Together?

In this time of need and this time of separation there are a few states that are letting their residents meet and pass their germs from one to another.

I know what the Hell am I going on about, right?

I am talking about the irresponsibility of religious leaders…..like these…..

Then there is Franklin Graham….a slug from the get-go…..

Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

“Well, I don’t think it’s God’s plan for this to happen,” Graham said.

“It’s because of the sin that’s in the world, judge,” he argued.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/watch-franklin-graham-tells-jeanine-pirro-coronavirus-pandemic-is-because-of-people-sinning/

I have NO use for parasites such as these “leaders”……These fools should be charged with Criminal Endangerment….

There are a few states that exempt religious gatherings from the separation orders that all of us are suppose to be honoring…..

Florida is among several states issuing orders for people to avoid leaving their homes but granting certain exemptions for religious services over concerns that forcing houses of worship to close would violate the constitutional right to religious freedom.

Michigan, New Mexico, Delaware, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia have also allowed some exemption for religious services.

Other states with stay-at-home orders, such as Virginia and Maryland, are requiring places of worship to limit in-person services to 10 people to comply with bans on large gatherings while adhering to physical distancing measures. Many houses of worship across the country have voluntarily ceased holding public services.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490908-florida-other-states-allowing-church-services-during-coronavirus

I have no problem with people needing spiritual help….but not at the expense of the health of us all……

Personally, anyone that ignored the separation orders that tests positive should be fined heavily and those religious leaders that promoted these people to violate the order should be fined heavily as well and a mandatory prison term of 1 year…..no exceptions….no excuses…..

People that need others to pray with them have NO spiritual connection….they just need to be around others not that the religion has a whole lot to do with it.

This is another one of those WTF moments that I go on about…..no accounting for stupid…..you just cannot fix stupid.

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“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–26Mar20

We all have heard of those people (I use the term loosely) that are coughing on fruit or sneezing on toilet seats, licking stuff…..etc etc etc…….these people need to be stopped and held accountable for the endangering people’s lives.

Well someone has stepped up…..

A 26-year-old Missouri man was arrested this week after he allegedly made a video of himself licking items at a Walmart in an attempt to mock the coronavirus, which has killed thousands of people across the globe.

The Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Tuesday charged Cody Lee Pfister with making a terrorist threat in the second degree, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The incident took place on March 11 at the Warrenton Walmart, according to court records.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/489495-police-missouri-man-charged-with-making-terrorist-threat-for

Now the DOJ has stepped up as well……

People who intentionally spread the coronavirus could face criminal charges under federal terrorism laws, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official said Tuesday.

In a memo to top Justice Department leaders, law enforcement agency chiefs and U.S. Attorneys across the country, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said prosecutors and investigators could come across cases of “purposeful exposure and infection of others with COVID-19.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/24/coronavirus-terrorism-justice-department-147821

Now my governor (the moron he is) has decided to follow Trump’s lead and not to order a stay at home order……my question for the DOJ is……since that could make the virus spread faster could the moron Tate Reeves be charged?

God I hope so!

1,000 Americans have died from this virus……how many more will have to do the same to protect stupidity?

Any thoughts?

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“lego ergo scribo”

Curfews And Such

Closing Thought–24Mar20

This does NOT pertain to the nation as a whole….I offer up what is happening in my region as to what could be coming to the rest of the country.

It appears that our county supervisors will be taking up the possibility of a 2 week 24 curfew…..

Rumors are circulating about a possible “lockdown” in Harrison County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson and police chiefs in Harrison County are recommending a two-week, 24-hour curfew beginning Monday night.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said he expects the issue to come up during a Harrison County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday morning.

Peterson and the police chiefs suggest the curfew run through April 6 at 6 p.m.

Possible two-week, 24-hour curfew for Harrison County likely to be discussed by leaders Monday

Read and weep for this could be a policy coming to you and your neighborhood soon.

This is just rumor for now…..we also had a rumor last week that we were going to see martial law in the cities soon…..that did not happen (not yet anyway) but it is still on the table from what I have heard.

This curfew thing would be a blast for MoMo she depends on her walks and if not she gets cranky.

AS I was preparing this post news came out that curfews were not something they want to do at this time….but it is still a consideration…..

On the advice of Coast mayors, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors rejected imposing a curfew Monday, but all warned that day could be coming as the new coronavirus continues to spread.

The supervisors did close the beach to groups of no more than 10, saying exercise and the ability to get outdoors is important for residents.

“There are so many things bouncing around,” Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes told supervisors at the meeting, which was streamed live on Facebook with only mayors and supervisors in the Gulfport courthouse meeting room.

Something that is still on the table for future considerations.
 
This is the stuff that is coming to an area near you as well.

Be calm……Avoid crowds……Be well….Be Safe

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“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–28Feb20

Minnesota is full of news these days…..first the thing about finally outlawing slavery statewide….and now this…..

Running For Congress While Running From The Law!

That is one candidate in Minnesota, Danielle Stella……she is running against Rep. Ihan Omar…..

It seems that Ms Stella is wanted for non court appearances on multiple occasions…..

Stella first stirred the pot in July over tweets suggesting she supports the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that Trump is engaged in a ceaseless secret war against high-ranking pedophile-cannibals in the halls of power. At the same time, The Guardian reported that she had been arrested twice in the Minneapolis area’s Hennepin County on shoplifting charges, including an allegation that she stole $2,300 from Target. 

Stella insisted she didn’t break the law. According to records, though, Stella failed to show up for multiple October court hearings about her alleged felony. After Stella missed another hearing, a judge issued a still-outstanding warrant for her arrest. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ilhan-omars-challenger-danielle-stella-is-literally-on-the-run-from-the-law

We have all kinds of voter antic….from running dead people to running the same person through on many occasions…..and yes this is not something new……I am sure it has happened before…..and how many times have we heard the old cry. “I did nothing wrong” or “I am innocent”?

And this woman is not something new…..there have been felons running for office and candidates running from a felony charge….

I just think it is crazy that a criminal is accusing a Representative of things that are blatant lies and the people are allowing it to continue…..

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

I love the games we play with our election process…..is that because NO one takes it seriously?

I say it is….and offer the present president as a prime example of the ignorance and stupidity some show when voting.

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“lego ergo scribo”

 

Closing Thought–24Feb20

Minnesota is in the news for the last couple of years….they have an outspoken Congresswoman in Rep. Omar and they have a candidate of president on the Dem side. Amy Klobuchar…..but there is another issue from Minnesota that caught my eye……that of slavery.

When slavery was abolished over a century ago, America was ready to leave that harrowing part of its history behind for good.

But in Minnesota — and multiple other states slavery is technically still a part of their constitution. Lawmakers introduced an amendment on Thursday which would remove a clause from Minnesota’s constitution that allows slavery to be used as a punishment for crimes.
 
The bill of rights in the 1857 Minnesota Constitution states that: “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the state otherwise than as punishment for a crime of which the party has been convicted.”
 
Minnesota Rep. John Lesch is the chief author of the amendment, which will receive a hearing in the house judiciary committee on Tuesday.
 
Just another of those FYI posts that IST is becoming famous for writing…..
 
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