Fauci Losing Credibility

Anthony Fauci was at one time (along with Deborah Birx) the “leading” authority on COVID in this country. Last year, the nation hung on pretty much every word the guy had to say, and he had plenty to say. A lot of what he had to say contradicted what he had said earlier, but he still said it, loving his newfound position as being “the guy in front of the camera”.

Of course, Fauci and Trump came to odds more than once, and I think Trump was getting ready to fire him, had he not lost the election to “Brandon” Biden. Since that time, Fauci’s comments have been more about getting himself in front of a camera, ala Adam Schiff, than anything else. His most recent escapade was to let the world know he HOPED we could be together for Christmas this year, but maybe not this year.

And America has made Fauci the brunt of a lot of jokes.

Late night talk show hosts have roasted Fauci over his inane comments, his do what I say, not what I do behavior, and his contradictions that make Brandon Biden look like Socrates next to him. America has been watching, and according to Rasmussen, his numbers are like Biden’s… totally upside down.

Now, a plurality of Americans (45 to 41%) say that Fauci has lost all credibility. I think they’re probably right. You can’t be in front of the camera as much as this ego maniac is, and not lose some credibility with normal Americans. That just doesn’t work. Why do you think that people like Trump had such a low approval rating? He was always in front of a camera. Same for Nancy Pelosi (MUCH worse than Trump’s rating), or Chuckles Schumer (ditto). It’s even worse when you either don’t have anything to say, like Pelosi about 95% of the time, or you sound like a blathering idiot like Schumer (about 99% of the time), or you are like Fauci and you keep changing the story hoping people will buy it.

I’m afraid that Anthony Fauci’s 15 minutes of fame faded long ago. Most people in this country don’t think much of him, he’s become the butt of jokes everywhere, and the longer he stays in his current position, the worse it gets. Want to know the worst part? This guy is 80 years old. He’s just a stone’s throw away from people like Bernie Sanders, Brandon Biden, and Nancy Pelosi. He’s ancient history, and he needs to step down. He should have retired a good solid 15 years ago. That would have insured that we could have had someone more prepared to deal with COVID than what we’ve seen with him.

It’s time for Fauci to go. And if Biden doesn’t do it, maybe his successor will!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Vax Mandates Fair? Not Really!

I had an neat lady that I went to high school with send me an idea for this one, and gave me a rather interesting angle on it. So, Maggie, thanks so much for the idea, and miss seeing all you guys from AHS!

OK…Joe Biden wants all employers with 100 employees or more to require their employees to get vaccinated fully or face weekly testing. Why? Simple. He made a campaign promise that he can’t keep. And so, he’s been out there trying to get the CDC to issue mask mandates, and more travel restrictions, and vaccinations mandates, all because he really looks like a horses hind end since he said that Donald Trump didn’t have a plan for COVID, “but I do”.

He didn’t.

And with only 50.4% of the population fully vaccinated, and about 64% getting one of two shots needed, we are a ways away from what Fauci calls “Herd Immunity”. Whatever Biden and his gang have been trying haven’t worked. He blames Republicans, but that’s not all true. There are plenty of liberals and Democrats that have not been poked with this vaccine. Their reasons are as varied as you can imagine. Some don’t like the government telling them what to do. Others don’t feel that the vaccine has been fully vetted and that it was rushed to market. Others still have already had COVID, so they are actually more resistant to the virus than people that got poked. It goes on and on. And it’s not an ideological thing either.

But the main question is, is it being handled fairly?

The simple answer is no. Unemployed folks aren’t being forced to get a vaccine or tested weekly or lose their jobs. People in small businesses aren’t being forced either. And don’t get me started on the illegal aliens flowing across our southern border. Some of them have been tested positive for COVID and are allowed to go into our communities. Why are they allowed to carry the disease with them and wander around free, and the rest of us are being told to quarantine in place?

You can’t use several different rules here. It’s one rule for EVERYBODY. Frankly my wife and I took the vaccine and have been fully vaccinated since April. That’s because we wanted to travel, and I have more than a little faith in the pharmaceutical industry. Neither of us have suffered any side effects or short term (it’s only been 6 months) effects.

As to should everyone HAVE to get vaccinated? I don’t believe so. I believe that is an individual’s choice, and as I have said earlier, I liken it to the inconsistency the left is showing with the abortion argument. They make the case that “it’s a woman’s right to choose what’s right for her own body.” OK. If that’s the argument you’re going to use for abortion, shouldn’t you be using the same argument here? Isn’t it the individual’s right to choose whether or not they get vaccinated? From a consistency standpoint it doesn’t make sense to me. You can’t say a woman has this right to do with her body what she wants, and then take that right away when it comes to something else that she wants to do with her body. That’s insanity.

That’s exactly what we are dealing with as far as Joe Biden’s policies regarding COVID are. He wants this to continue. He doesn’t want this to go away quickly. The reason is simple. The longer the government can exert control over you and me and tell us what we have to wear (a mask), what medical procedure we must do (vaccination), and limit our freedom of travel, especially if we aren’t vaccinated, the more likely it is we will accept these limitations to our freedoms long term. That’s wrong and it’s unconstitutional. THAT is why you see Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, and the uber-leftists wearing masks when the cameras are on and taking them off the minute the turn off the cameras. It’s a control thing. That’s one of the things liberals do.

I don’t agree that you should make a rule for government workers, public workers, and places of business with 100 or more employees, and leave the rest of the country (and the illegal aliens who are bringing COVID into this country in droves) free to do what they want. And I err on the side of individualism. You want to give some people like politicians the right to not wear a mask? OK, then nobody has to wear a mask. You want to not be vaccinating a group of people (take your choice), OK, then nobody HAS to be vaccinated. It is your choice, and you should be able to discuss it with your doctor and make whatever informed decision you want to make.

And it only starts with COVID vaccines…it extends to everything in our lives. Make a rule, and we ALL should obey it, not just the ones we like. And yes, that includes the idiot politicians of both parties in DC!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Mask For You, Not For Them

Look, I understand that Joe Biden thinks that if you wear a mask, or if you get vaccinated that you have saved the planet from COVID. I did, indeed get a vaccine because my wife was in the group that was at more of a risk than the rest of the population. I’m not an anti-vaxer by any stretch of the imagination, and I didn’t want to come down with COVID. Wearing a mask is a different story. There are numerous studies out there that show that wearing a mask, especially a cloth mask, just doesn’t do a damn thing to prevent you from catching COVID. It may do something to stop you from spreading it to other people, the jury on that one is still out. But make no mistake about it…wearing a mask won’t prevent you from getting COVID.

So, I was in a bit of a fit of anger when Biden made his “mandate” that employers with more than 100 people had to actually have their employees tested every week if they don’t get vaccinated. Now, again, it’s not that he wants people vaccinated that is the problem here. I think there is something to herd immunity, and yes, we probably will be getting annual booster shots, just like flu shots. But what galls me is that he is willing to make this mandate on people working for larger companies. But for the illegal immigrants crossing our border? Nope. No testing. No mask mandate. No vaccine mandate. Nothing. Nada. Go on about your life kid. Nothing to see here.

And there is the problem.

Either it is so serious a pandemic and everyone needs to be vaccinated, or it’s not. Either you are going to issue a mandate to every person in this country to be vaccinated or you are not. You can’t single out illegal aliens and say it’s ok for them not to be tested, or not to be vaccinated, while making American citizens get the tests or be vaccinated.

It goes back to the whole consistency thing. If you’re going to make a law, fine. Make the law. But it applies to everyone. Not exempting those in Congress. Not telling people that are illegally entering our country that it doesn’t apply to them. Not doing special favors for certain groups of people. Democrats seem to have a major problem with this. They want to treat certain groups special. They make it a “hate crime” to attack someone of color, either verbally or physically. Yes, it’s wrong to attack ANYBODY, regardless of the color of their skin. It’s wrong to attack anybody regardless of their sexual orientation. Singling out certain groups and making it a worse crime for attacking them is equally wrong. And it’s wrong to say that if I’m working for a company like Microsoft or Ford, I have to be vaccinated or be tested weekly, but that guy that just paid a mule $4,000 per person to bring his family across the Rio Grande illegally can skate because you want his vote up the road. Sorry. Wrong number.

I know there are a few instances where the Supreme Court went along with the idea of mandating vaccinations in cases of pandemics (like back in 1918, and 1919). But for the most part, they’ve basically, with few exceptions (school admission being one of them) allow parents to decide when and if to vaccinate their kids for most diseases. It’s between an adult and their doctor whether they get say, a shingles vaccination (which according to the maker of the vaccine is a little more than 90% effective), and no one is forcing you to get one. Why? Because shingles, while painful is not life threatening and is contagious through direct contact. But it’s up to you if you want to get it.

The flu kills between 12,000 and 61,000 people a year (that’s since 2010). While that doesn’t compare to the 654,000 deaths so far from COVID, it’s also not a disease that you’re required to get vaccinated for. Again, whether or not you should get a vaccine should be your choice with the advice of your doctor, not the federal government.

Joe Biden has seen about 200,000 deaths this year during his administration. This from a guy that said he had a plan and Donald Trump didn’t. It’s not looking like Jokin’ Joe’s plan was worth a bucket of warm spit.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time To Get Real With COVID

I don’t need Anthony Fauci telling me what to do or what not to do when it comes to COVID. This guy has consistently been wrong, flip-flopped on what advice he’s giving, and then doesn’t follow his own advice. It became very evident, even during the Trump administration that Fauci is more into himself than he is about getting through this pandemic.

And I don’t need the CDC or any politician, Trump OR Biden telling me what to do. They don’t have a damn clue what’s what. When you see people like Nancy Pelosi threatening to arrest members of the House of Representatives, and fining them $500 a day for not wearing a mask in the House, and then there is video of her putting a mask on just before going before the TV cameras, and taking it off immediately after, there’s something fishy afoot. I don’t trust that type of logic. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has also been guilty of this, showing up for a photo op with no mask, putting one on just before the shot was taken, and then immediately taking it off. Is it only when you’re on some sort of camera you have to be worried about catching COVID?

And then there’s the latest super-spreader events. The first being the coward Texas Democrats who flew (maskless) to Washington DC on a private, Miller Lite-filled jet to escape having Republicans pass a new voting rights bill in the Lone Star State. Rather than show up and do their job, they decided to run away. And what happened when they did? A lot of them apparently were COVID spreaders and were infected. They infected members of both the House and Senate’s staff as well as the Biden administration members who were there “supporting” their cowardly actions.

Finally, you had the debacle of a former President’s 60th birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard about 10 days ago. Bobo Obama spent a ton of money to celebrate, and had invited 500 people to the bash on Saturday. But he started partying on Thursday, and continued all weekend long. He said he had to pare back the guest list because of COVID. A lot of media types were uninvited (like Stephen Colbert), and others, like Oprah Winfrey sent regards because they were afraid that it would cause them to get sick. Still, about 300-400 people showed up on Saturday to party in one of the largest tents ever constructed in the state of Massachusetts. And, as was shown by several guests who took videos and pictures during the event, no one was wearing a mask. What’s the result? Well, Martha’s Vineyard had 48 cases of COVID the week prior to the event. This week that number has ballooned to over 120, and is continuing to rise. Now, truthfully, it’s still a little early to see whether or not this was because of Obama. It usually takes about 14 days for the virus to show itself, so we should see a spike around the country in the next week or so from those that attended.

Here’s the deal. Democrats, if you’re going to want to “bury COVID” as Joe Biden has told us he could do (and hasn’t obviously done yet), then you need stop telling us what to do and doing the opposite. There are too many media outlets showing you violating your own rules. If you’re not wearing masks, America shouldn’t be wearing masks. If you’re not social distancing, don’t expect us to social distance. It’s that simple. There are no two sets of rules in this country. Either you follow the rules you created, or shut the hell up!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Vaccination? You Apparently Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Vaccination!

At least that’s the rumor floating around the CDC these days. Actually, you do, or should. The Biden administration’s attempt to get the handle on COVID has been pretty much like their attempt to solve the crisis at the southern border, to tackle the issues with Big Tech, to bring the country together, to work across the aisle, and basically, do anything that they promised they would do.

Now, they are thinking about issuing another mask mandate.

Yup. That’s what I thought too. Apparently, Biden is trying to convince the CDC that we’d all be better off if we still wore masks, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated! According to the CDC, only 56% of Americans have received at least one vaccination shot. Just over half…and that’s NOT fully vaccinated. That’s only partially vaccinated.

So, I have to ask the question, what in the hell is the hold up?

Sleepy Joe has been trying to get everyone to “herd immunity” by the 4th of July, and that obviously failed. That’s 70-80% with two shots in the arm (one if you’re taking Johnson & Johnson). We were way below that back on July 4th. And we’re not hitting anywhere near a million vaccines a day, something that Biden said was his early goal when he was campaigning.

So, what’s happening with the vaccinations? And what’s the result? Well, there is this “Delta Variant” out there that apparently is wreaking havoc with the numbers, and they don’t make the administration look good. Even people that have been vaccinated have been coming down with this variant, but you have to remember that the vaccines were only 90-95% effective. So, let’s run the numbers.

There are roughly 340 million people in the United States. 49% of the country have been fully vaccinated. That means that 166.6 million people have received all the necessary shots. If the vaccine is 90-95% effective, you are going to have between 8.3 and 16.7 million people that the vaccine wouldn’t be effective on. While that’s a lot of people, it’s a lot smaller than the 340 million of us out there.

What is concerning Biden is that back in early July we had about 13,700 national daily cases of COVID being reported. Today that number is 37,000. Yes, that’s about three times higher than it was, but still is it a reason to panic? Here’s my point.

You have a whopping 174 million people out there that haven’t been fully vaccinated. Instead of initiating talks with the CDC about clamping down on our freedoms again, why not get the others that haven’t been vaccinated, and get them shots? Any addle minded second grader could come up with that one!

But the reason behind it isn’t just the health of Americans. A lot of people have thought, and more are beginning to think that the real problem is Democrats who want to clamp down on freedoms and limit travel, and getting people together as much as possible. I know it runs counter to everything America stands for, but in this day and age of Antifa and BLM, and socialists trying to take over Congress, it’s certainly something that does enter the conversation, and not just as a conspiracy theory.

There is no reason for you who have been fully vaccinated to actually have to wear a mask anywhere. I was taking my grandson to the Grand Canyon earlier this week. You cannot ride a shuttle bus anywhere there if you aren’t masked. Oh, you don’t need one anywhere else in the park, but if you want to get on a shuttle bus, you can’t if you’re not masked. Apparently they missed Biden’s speech that said we were free to move about the country maskless if we were fully vaccinated. So much for the National Park Service listening to their very own president!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Look, I know as well as I’m sitting here that COVID is something that is like the flu in that it will most likely be around in one variant or another for probably the rest of our lives. That’s not what I’m intimating here. I’m more wondering why it is that since the Democrats have the House, and the Senate, and Joe Biden had a 200 page plan to get rid of COVID, why are we still talking about it?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve traveled through six different states (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri). It was like traveling through six different parts of the world. In Arizona, we are pretty much back to normal. If you’ve been vaccinated, you don’t need a mask pretty much anywhere except doctor’s offices, medical clinics, and hospitals. In New Mexico, you’d better replenish your supply. Same goes for Arkansas, though most people are ignoring it. In Texas, they are in the middle. Some places want you to have a mask, others aren’t so picky. Oklahoma is in the same boat. Missouri seems to be more like Arizona. I didn’t see a lot of people wearing masks. And it’s like that around most of the country from what I hear.

So, why are we still talking about COVID, when a) some 60-70% of the population has already been vaccinated, with at least one shot. But the Biden administration fell way short of hitting their goal of herd immunity (70-80%) by the 4th of July. In Republican run states, it’s pretty much back to normal. In Democrat run states, they want everyone to be sheltered in place. Well, not that bad, but close.

Here’s the takeaway on this. Fauci doesn’t have a clue what’s happening, and more and more Americans don’t believe him. He’s waffled on this from day one, and continues to do so. Democrats want to control the population as much as they can…it’s what liberals do. And it’s what they want to do here. Remember the line, “Never let a crisis go to waste”? Well, that’s the reason you’re still hearing about another round of stimulus, and all of the news about Delta variants, and hot spots in Florida or Texas, where they aren’t doing anything special except living their lives. You don’t hear the stuff about how Nancy Pelosi’s aide and a member of the Biden White House went to an event with those Democrats from Texas’ House of Representatives that ran away from their civic duties so the House wouldn’t have a quorum and not be able to vote on a voter’s rights reform bill. Both of them got COVID from that event. Geez…I thought all of those higher ups had been vaccinated!

The fact of the matter is that Democrats all over the country are rooting for a long COVID pandemic. They can control you easier. They can pass more liberal legislation designed to take away more of your freedoms. They want to be able to go door to door and tell you that the vaccine in your arm is because of Democrats, and you need to remember that come next November, and in November of 2024. And it’s all crap.

It’s time to get back to life. It’s time to put the Democrats in their place. One more liberal idea that fell flat on it’s face. And we’ve got only one group to prove. I’ll let you take a guess as to what group that is.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Psaki Takes Another One On The Chin

Poor Jen Psaki. The spokesperson for the White House has a difficult job. Every time the Biden administration goes out and does something stupid, or in this case, possibly unconstitutional, she has to go in front of the press and get grilled on it by mostly Peter Ducey of Fox News. It happened again this past week with the announcement that the White House was working with Facebook and other social media types to “flag misinformation” that people post on their websites.

The problem is two-fold.

First and foremost is the flagging of “misinformation” part. I mean, if we were to flag everything that was said by people in the previous and current administrations regarding COVID-19, that’s about all we’d be doing over the next year and a half. Anthony Fauci has led the league in screw ups. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Wear a mask, but I won’t. Open schools, close schools, sorta kinda open schools. Talk about someone who doesn’t follow the science but twists in the wind!

So, we really don’t have a very good handle on what “misinformation” is. Fauci doesn’t even know half the time. And that is the biggest problem. If they are flagging “misinformation”, what are they flagging? The chances are it’s anything that the administration doesn’t want to get out, or doesn’t want spun that way. That is the very definition of “fascism”. And this administration is dancing dangerously close to stepping over that line.

Psaki is taking a lot of heat on behalf of the Biden administration for coming out with this. When is it proper for the federal government to work with a private company and censure comments based on what the government says should be said and shouldn’t be said? I can’t really think of a situation where that applies unless we are in a war and don’t want the enemy to know what’s going on in this country. That, by the way has been done in the past. You could say that was for national security. This episode with Facebook however, smacks of censorship and a violation of the First Amendment.

Let’s be clear. No one here is yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater. They are espousing viewpoints regarding a pandemic, and the handling of said pandemic by the administration. By the way, an administration that swore up and down they could solve this COVID thing once in office, had a 200 page plan that they junked because none of it made sense, and now has no more ideas as to how to do this except to censor comments and go door-to-door telling people to get vaccinated, and that’s thanks to the Democrats, and that you should repay them in 2022 and 2024 with your vote!

The second issue I have is that since true information in this case varies and we are told that we need to “follow the science”, it seems to me to be a fluid situation. What is “real” information? The left bashed Donald Trump for taking Hydroxychloroquine. Then, after he’s out of office, we find out that hey, that’s the exact medication a lot of hospitals and clinics are using to actually treat the disease. So, now that Trump’s gone, it’s not that bad? What changed. Administrations. That’s the only thing that changed. And what we were told before? Misinformation.

We were told by the Vice-President elect that she wouldn’t take the vaccine because Donald Trump told her to. She didn’t trust anything he said. Yet, he said, “Take the vaccine”. She took the vaccine before she was installed as VP. What was it she was saying? Misinformation.

Democrats have politicized this crisis from the start. They continue to do it with the latest round of “stimulus checks” sent to about 60 million households that have kids under 18. You don’t think there’s politics involved with that?

The media is right to go after Psaki, and Biden on this one. They’ve lied and cheated the American public into trying to believe that they are the keepers of knowledge. In fact the only thing they are is the keeper of your tax dollars…and they’re doing a damn good job of wasting it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time For Fauci To Go?

There is a “circle of life” type of thing that goes on in basically everything. Anthony Fauci is finding that out the hard way. The guy that was one of two heads of Donald Trump’s COVID team and has since basically thrown Trump under the bus, and gotten on board the Biden train, has realized that he may have stepped in it up to his neck…if not hire.

It may be time for Anthony Fauci to go.

Fauci has been at the forefront of a LOT of criticism lately. More and more mainstream media types are waking up to the realization that Donald Trump was probably more right than wrong over the COVID virus coming from that lab in Wuhan, China. As it turns out, Fauci was more involved than previously thought with that lab. First of all, he has admitted that the United States gave that lab money to do research. That would have been a major red flag in most people’s worlds when it was learned that the Coronavirus came from Wuhan. But wait…there’s more.

Fauci it’s now learned, has a trail of emails with bunches of people that had the similar thoughts as Trump early on. Fauci basically dismissed their ideas as conspiracy theories and nonsense. But it’s looking more and more (we don’t have, and probably never will get positive proof) that the Chinese lab started the whole pandemic. And we are learning that Fauci was more involved with it than originally thought.

Look, this guy has never come clean with America. First he’s telling us that masks aren’t the answer. We certainly don’t need to wear masks…save them for the front-line workers in the hospitals who are treating people. Then of course, we rush out and buy tons of masks from where? China. Oops. Then Fauci says we SHOULD be wearing masks. It’s the safe way to get through the pandemic. Then he’s photographed at a ballgame of all places, WITHOUT a mask on.

Fauci has flipped and flopped more than a freshly caught bass that’s just been reeled into the boat. He hasn’t been long on facts, he’s been long on BS. And there’s a problem when someone that is supposedly one of the top people in his field resorts to BS. It means either he’s on the take and doesn’t want the truth to be learned, or it means he just doesn’t know and doesn’t want the world to realize how ignorant he is on a subject he’s supposed to know a lot about.

No, it’s time for Anthony Fauci to retire, or quit, or be fired. However Joe Biden and his team decide that Fauci’s tenure in government should wind down, this guy is bad news and has to go. Unfortunately for Fauci, he isn’t able to hide behind extremely partisan voters in his district like other incompetents such as AOC, or Ilhan Omar, or Nancy Pelosi or Maxine Waters, or Adam Schiff….I could go on and on.

The time has come, Anthony. Resign now and at least save whatever little face you have left. You’ve become a laughing stock and nobody believes you anymore.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Making China Pay

It’s amazing that a year ago, the Trump administration, and Republicans in Congress came out and said that the Coronavirus was started in the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Everyone that came out and said that was where they thought the virus that caused a world-wide pandemic were all but castrated for their views. They were told they weren’t following the science. They were told they were conspiracy theorists. They were told they were crazy. They were vilified in such places as MSNBC and Morning Joe, CNN had a field day with the story, as did the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

And it turns out these so-called media experts were dead wrong. And now they can’t back-pedal fast enough. In fact, it’s so bad that several media outlets that actually said Trump was right in his summation of the entire COVID situation by calling it “a China virus”, have begun re-writing their headlines and stories that were posted on the internet. Now, they are starting to join the Trump bandwagon, much to their own chagrin.

While science was wrong, while the media was wrong, and while Tom Cotton, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and a slew of others hit the nail on the head, there is still a problem out there. China caused this virus. China is responsible for this virus. China isn’t going to allow inspectors in to Wuhan to go through the Institute to make sure it happened there. And they’re denying this has cost the United States trillions of dollars. In fact, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) has come out with a study that says that figure is about $16 trillion dollars.

So how do we make China pay?

China currently holds $1.6 trillion in US bonds. While that’s only 10% of the total cost for COVID in this country, it’s a start. They also own some 191,000 acres of land totaling $1.9 billion. That’s a sizable chunk of land. So, how do we make China pay? Simple. We start by nationalizing their land (as Mexico has done in the past and other countries have done). That 191,000 acres becomes federal land that can be sold back to the American people for pennies on the dollar. Most of the land China owns is actually farm land. As for the bonds that the Chinese hold, that becomes a down payment on their repayment of the debt from Wuhan that they caused. And if they don’t want to go along with us, they can allow the investigators in to do their research.

Now, I know the feeling out there is that America should never default on our debt. No, we shouldn’t. But this isn’t defaulting on our debt. This is making a guilty party who won’t allow an investigation to go forward to pay for what’s going on.

The other thing America needs to do, and the Trump administration was doing until they lost the election, was to basically ban China from doing business in the United States. Especially in the pharmaceutical industry. And though the amount of trade deficit with the Chinese has been shrinking over the past few years (from a high of around a half trillion dollars a year to about $300 billion a year), we could certainly damage their economy by pulling the plug on “Made in China”. Last year alone, China sent about $2.5 trillion around the world in exports, and leading the way was the United States with about 17% of that total. If you take 17% of their GNP away from them, you will most certainly hurt them financially.

The question isn’t whether we SHOULD do it. They question is whether the current administration has the guts to do it. And yes, it would be painful to the American people. Most of what we get in the way of electronics, and other household goods comes from China. The prices most certainly would go up. But they would be hurt as bad as us. Japan, South Korea, India, and Vietnam make up the rest of the top five trading partners. If you add up all of our allies’ figures as well, it would be hurtful to say the least.

Economically, could the US hurt China? Yup…but it’s not a question of could we. It’s a question of would we. And with the Biden administration in bed with China as they appear to be, my hunch is, it’s a pipe dream to hope we could ever hold them fiscally responsible.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Were We Lied To About COVID?

That’s going to depend on who you want to believe. If you’re the type of person that believes that the World Health Organization, and the CDC, and Anthony Fauci are all upstanding global citizens that are looking out for the best in us, you’re probably going to reach the consensus that no…we weren’t lied to. They may not have had all of the facts from the start, but they were telling the truth the best they knew it.

However…

If you’re going to turn toward the American Media (yes…the Mainstream Media), and listen to what the Republican-led report on the Wuhan lab had to say about it, you’re going to wonder whether this was some world-wide conspiracy.

It would appear that yes, the virus appears to have come from that lab in Wuhan, as was suspected well over a year ago. And according to the Wall Street Journal, it appears that the first people infected were indeed those that worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. That was in November of 2019. Now the media is all piling on board saying that’s when it all started. Of course, the State Department, under Donald Trump said that in January of 2020! Back then, no one wanted to listen to them. In fact, when asked about it, Tony Fauci said that he never even heard of the State Department report. And he was the head guy on COVID in this country! It makes you wonder what was going on.

Just like the whole Russian collusion hoax, it appears that the story of how this world-wide pandemic got started was not in some wet market where hungry people gorged themselves on bat meat. It was started in a viral lab, by people working on the virus itself. They became infected with it, and spread it to others in Wuhan, and the others in China, and then all over the world. So, in effect, the Chinese government, if true, would be the culprits for starting the worst pandemic the world has seen since the end of World War I.

But what gets me is that Fauci said in May of last year that there was no way that COVID was engineered in a laboratory. That was utter nonsense. He claims now that the first he heard of it being manufactured in the lab in Wuhan was when he read it in the Wall Street Journal this past week. Huh? You mean to tell me that the guy that supposedly had more information on this disease than anyone else in the country, was totally in the dark that it could have, and probably did come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology? Am I the only one that finds that to be a little bit out of line?

This whole thing raises a lot of questions regarding Anthony Fauci’s credibility moving forward. I really don’t know how to take the guy. First he says that we should wear masks…then we shouldn’t wear masks…then we need to wear masks…then he’s seen at a ball game without a mask on! He’s waffled more on Coronavirus that Joe Biden on whether or not he uses a teleprompter during press conferences!

The sad part here is that we will eventually find out. If it’s true that China was responsible for the virus escaping a lab, even if it wasn’t meant to be “weaponized”, we need to do something to hold China responsible. After all, just about 600,000 people have now died in this country alone because of COVID. That’s a little less (not much) than the total number of dead in the Civil War in this country! The real question is, if this is true, what will Biden do to hold China accountable? My guess? Bupkis.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!