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!

Doing The Mask Shuffle

So, do you wear a mask now or not? The CDC’s own Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky was speaking to Congress the day before she touted the now famous line, “If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you can attend indoor or outdoor activity, with large groups or small groups, without a mask”. She sang a different tune in front of Congress citing that masks were indeed necessary.

Huh?

So, if I’ve been vaccinated, I do not need to wear a mask, regardless where I’m going, inside or out, with large groups or small groups. Or, maybe I do if I’m to believe what she told Congress less than 24 hours earlier. Now, Walensky states that she’s “following the science” on this one, and not kowtowing to political pressure from Joe Biden, who wants nothing more than to claim that HE is the one that oversaw the end of the Coronavirus. Walensky stated that science is moving so quickly with this disease that what was mask-mandated one day, was mask optional if at all, the next.

But wait, as Ron Popeil would say…there’s more.

On CNN last week, Walensky decided to deepen the doubt that this whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. She mentioned that there is a difference of people who died “with” COVID, and people who died “from” COVID. See, you could have COVID in your body, but actually die of a heart attack, or a stroke, or a gun shot wound. So, does that count as a COVID death? We’ve been counting them that way. In fact, the lady that’s in charge of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins wrote an article that showed that last year, the deaths from COVID, pretty much matched the 2019 death rate of cancer, heart attack, stroke, etc. when added together. I had heard from a few sources that hospitals were being told to count those deaths as COVID related deaths even if the person that died was stabbed to death. Her article, by the way, was taken off of the Johns Hopkins website only a few hours after it was posted…but you know that anytime you post anything on the internet, it’s there forever. I actually posted that article in an earlier blog. You are free to search for it if you like.

But it makes sense now what this lady at Johns Hopkins was saying. IF everything was being reported as a COVID-related death, even if it was really due to something else, then the numbers the US was showing, including all of the crap that Joe Biden and K-baby Harris was spewing toward Donald Trump would be absolute BS. All of the campaign crap would have been a lie. And it’s sounding more and more like that may have been the case. As I say, the truth always comes out…and most of the time it’s a lot uglier than we are originally told about.

So, is this whole thing a major pandemic? Or was this some sort of conspiracy theory played out to see how much control governments could enforce on it’s people? Certainly when you look at the numbers that appear to be fudged, now admitted to by the Director of the CDC no less, you have to wonder. Were we conned? Were some people dying from this and most people were dying from other causes and would have died anyway if not having been classified as a “COVID-related death”?

Regardless which you choose to believe, whether you believe that the government was complicit in a campaign to control the population and see what they could get away with (and it would have to have included both Republicans and Democrats), or it was a real pandemic that was botched by classifying things that shouldn’t have gone under COVID as such, it’s the government that loses credibility. Frankly, can you believe your government now when they tell you something? I’m not so sure I can.

And who’s to say that this thing won’t rear it’s ugly head somewhere up the road? One thing I’ve learned from past government shenanigans, they like to keep pushing the boundaries as far as they can. Only this time, it’s your absolute freedoms that are on the line!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Going Maskless!?

First let me say, I really HATE wearing these stupid masks. Oh, I have heard what the “science” says. It’s supposed to keep you from spreading the COVID disease, but it really won’t stop you from getting it. Then it’s really not supposed to keep you from spreading it, and if you’re wearing it, it probably will stop you from getting it. Then you flip, then you flop. And Anthony Fauci isn’t any better. He told the world originally that we didn’t need to wear a mask. That was the “science”. Then he said we all should be wearing the mask. That’s the “science”. Then he’s seen at a ballgame with no mask on. Was that the science too?

So, this past Thursday, Joe Biden holds a Rose Garden presser where he announces to the world that the CDC Guidelines have once again changed. Now, it’s certainly ok to be seen indoors without a mask so long as you’ve been vaccinated. Not just one shot, mind you, but both shots….unless you opted for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is only one shot. Oh happy day, right?

But I have a lot of questions on this one. The CDC Director that said that it’s ok to stop wearing masks inside regardless of the group size if you’ve been fully vaccinated is the same person that just 48 days ago said that you had to keep wearing masks. In fact the CDC has thrown out so many dates they felt we’d be able to stop wearing mask, I’m wondering if they’re using voodoo rather than “science”.

I can tell you this. Out here in the desert, our recreation facilities, which include eight rec centers, 133 different clubs, swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor), work out facilities, two bowling alleys, tennis and pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, walking tracks, a 3,500 seat amphitheater, a softball field, a dog park, and a 33 acre man-made lake gets back to normal today. That means we are fully open with no restrictions. That was put in place BEFORE the CDC came out on Thursday with their latest/greatest guidelines.

The question I have is, does this mean COVID is over? I mean, if you haven’t been vaccinated yet, it isn’t, but they are saying that 47% of Americans have received at least one dose of vaccine. 36% have been fully vaccinated. I always heard that “herd immunity” was closer to 70%. When you figure in the 9.6% of Americans that have had COVID over the past year, that’s still only like 45% that is in the clear. And that’s if you buy into the notion that once you get it, you can’t get it again! So, no…one would think that COVID isn’t over yet. We’ve still got about 25% of the population or about 85 million more people that need to get vaccinated.

This is just the latest faux pas of both the Trump administration, who really did a great job in getting the vaccine ready in record time, and the Biden administration, who has done a fair job (not great) in getting the distribution going. But with not even half the country getting their first shot, that’s sad. Really sad. It makes me wonder how serious this whole thing is in the first place! And the Biden administration is out there taking victory laps on something that the “science” has told us won’t happen until 70% of us is vaccinated. Um, we’re only about half-way there.

So, are you going maskless? I mean, I am ready to throw this crap away, except I know this is going to be like getting a flu shot every year. Most younger people won’t get it, most older folks will. And that’s the way we will live from now on. I really don’t have a problem with getting the vaccine on an annualized basis if it means I can stop wearing masks, don’t have to worry about some arbitrary six foot rule, and can get back to some semblance of normality. But I do have to wonder…

Was this just a test put out there by some secret cabal to see how much of the world they can actually control, and how willing would everyone be to be locked in their houses for a period of time? The truth usually comes out, and we’ll have to wait and see on this one, but I really am not the most trusting person in the world when it comes to the federal government. They really haven’t done a lot to earn that trust!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

If Biden’s So Popular, Why Do His Programs Suck So Bad?

At the 100 day mark of his presidency, Joe Biden has an approval rating just north of 50%, depending which poll you look at. The latest Fox News poll has him at 54% approval. Now, realize that this is lower than the 62% that Bobo Obama had, and the 63% George W. Bush was at when they reached their 100 day mark, and only slightly ahead of the 45% Donald Trump had (even with all of the allegations of the elections being stolen, and the visceral hatred that Trump endured).

What I find terribly interesting isn’t the overall number. It’s actually going deeper inside the polling numbers to see some of the other questions and what was said. For instance, there was an 81 point gap between Democrats (at 95% approval) and Republicans (at 14% approval). That’s more than the 76% gap that occurred in Trump’s approval poll. So much for bringing the country together!

Only 29% rate the economy as excellent or good. It was 33% back on January 20th when Trump left office, so it’s going the wrong way for Sleepy Joe. But if you go back a year earlier, before the pandemic, 55% thought the economy was either excellent or good. That number has been chopped pretty much in half.

People obviously aren’t happy with Biden’s handling of the border crisis (which he now admits IS a crisis!). Biden/Harris is upside down by 31 points in that poll question. People are not at all satisfied with Biden’s handling, or Harris’ handling of the border. Worse yet, some 56% feel that Biden’s victory in November was the cause of the border crisis. The feeling overall is that Trump was having a positive effect at protecting the southern border, and Biden stepped in it big time during the campaign, and since. He’s done absolutely nothing to stem the tide of illegals. Asking them to wait and not come just yet, hasn’t worked. Neither has anything that K-baby Harris has done (oops. Sorry. She hasn’t done anything!).

What is most interesting is that a whopping 67% of Americans are very concerned about the flood of illegals at the southern border. When you come to think about it that means that every single Republican, and Independent voter, and about 20% of Democrats are worried about the border crisis. That’s not that good!

There was one good piece of news for Biden, if you want to spin it that way (and I’m not so sure he does). 81% feel that Coronavirus is under control. That’s up 34 points since December. Now, I say that it may not be good news for Biden because I get the feeling that it’s being used as a “control” method. The left is trying to control the citizenry and are doing so by not allowing people to travel, social distancing (which was just proven by a university study to not work all that well), and closing businesses etc. If they have been using it as a “control factor”, it’s rapidly coming to an end, and the populace is anxious to get back to normal. I doubt they are going to want to extend Biden’s “mask mandate” that should be expiring in a couple of days by his own wishes.

When you look at the state of the country today, you don’t see America getting closer together, you see it getting farther apart. The left is pushing the boundaries of what they think they can accomplish, because they realize that come next November, they could be for the most part sitting on the back bench in Congress with little to say except to scream and cry. Any program that they were not able to get through between now and then is going to have to be shelved. And the programs being proposed are so radical and not looking to work “across the aisle” as Biden promised, that they have no chance of getting through a Republican-controlled Congress.

So, is this poll good news or bad news for Biden? Personally I think it’s bad news for him. It shows him less popular than two of three preceding presidents at the same point, and it shows that his programs are not all that popular with Americans. In fact, it wasn’t mentioned in the poll, but Americans are rejecting two of his most recent ideas; getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate, and making Washington DC a state. It’s obvious that MOST Americans want the United States to be a 50-state nation.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Crisis? We Got No Stinkin’ Crisis!

Ah, but apparently the Biden administration does. Taking a page out of the Obama administration that vowed even to this day that their administration never had even one scandal during their eight year term (and the official account stands somewhere north of 35), the Biden administration has chosen to redefine the word “crisis” to not include anything and everything that happens along the southern border of the United States.

Currently, there are thousands of illegal aliens winding their way through Mexico trying to get to our border. Some are wearing Biden campaign t-shirts with the words “Please Let Us In” underneath his logo. Unaccompanied minors are streaming across the border in record numbers. And as I mentioned I think yesterday, there were 108 illegal aliens that were put on a bus and shipped to parts unknown. Except that all 108 of them had tested positive for COVID.

So, what’s the reason for all of this? Simple. Joe Biden said throughout the campaign that he wasn’t going to deport anyone during his first 100 days, unless they commit a felony against an American citizen. He said that on September 17th of last year by the way. Since the over 26,000 illegals have been deported. So much for that campaign promise (#13 that’s been broken).

I get it that an administration so early in it’s term doesn’t want to face a crisis of this proportion this early. But this is a case where the Biden folks did it to themselves. They were the ones that made the campaign promise. It was interpreted by people in Guatemala and Honduras, and Mexico as “Hey, come on up!” And while Biden has since issued statements saying, “Don’t come just yet. Give us some time to get ready for you!”, it’s been falling on deaf ears.

Democrats who are only out there counting votes of illegals rather than looking out for the national security of the United States of America are to blame. Period. They are the ones that want the porous border. And now, Texas, New Mexico, and even Arizona Democrats are starting to howl that there IS a crisis at the border and the Biden administration needs to do something to stem the flow. The problem is, Biden can’t do it. He’s made his bed, and now he has to lie in it. Comprehensive immigration reform is a dream at this point. We are three months into his presidency in a few days, and he has accomplished nothing as far as getting bills through Congress. Hell, he can’t even get the $1.9 Trillion COVID stimulus through, and his party owns both houses of Congress! How is he going to tackle something that requires 60 votes in the Senate?

I think reality may be sneaking up on Biden. The reality that he only has about another seven or eight months to get something done in his first term. Because once we hit 2022, Congress isn’t about to pass any meaningful legislation since it’s an election year. And if all of the pundits are right, and Congress flips to the GOP in 2023, Biden isn’t going to be able to get anything done at all. No statehood for Puerto Rico and DC. No ending the filibuster. No packing the Supreme Court. No tax increases. No carbon offsets. Nothing.

Aren’t elections a wonderful thing?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

End Of Pelosi’s Reign?

2021 could very well be a banner year, which would be exciting considering that for the past nine months, most of the country has been under a cloud of COVID-19. But it’s that same cloud that actually could be the undoing of the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Nancy Pelosi is in a world of hurt as her chances of retaining her role of Speaker have shrunk.

Oh, it’s not the Whackjob Four (now five) that have pushed Pelosi to the edge. No, AOC, and Omar, and Tlaib, and Pressley aren’t the problem here. COVID is the problem.

See, with a rules change that was pushed through in May, it allowed members that had tested positive for COVID, or those that were at risk or had small children at home to be online and vote. That’s been done a lot. In fact, on December 18th, 90 Democrats voted electronically online. But that rule dies at the end of this Congress. And on January 3rd (more likely the 4th since the 3rd is a Sunday), ALL members must be present to vote on a new Speaker. Remember, there will only be a 9 seat majority for Democrats. That means that IF say, ten Democrats are out with COVID on January 4th, the likelihood is that Nancy Pelosi will lose Speaker of the House to Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca).

And it doesn’t even have to be COVID that does the deed. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Jared Golden (D-ME), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) have already announced the won’t be voting for Pelosi for Speaker. If AOC, Tlaib, Omar, Pressley, and the newest member, Cori Bush (D-MO), who just won election in November, all went against Pelosi, that’s a total of eight votes. They only have a nine seat majority. That means only two Democrats would have to be missing in action for McCarthy to become the next Speaker…WITHOUT having a majority! Democrats have had anywhere from 71 to 90 missing this year.

And that means that Nancy Pelosi could be ousted as the Speaker without another Democrat there to take her place. Her position is tenable at best. So, does she move to the left to placate the “whackjob five”? If so, does she alienate her more moderate Democrats? I know she calls herself a master politician when it comes to this, but with a razor thin nine seat margin, she needs all hands on deck. The question is, will the deck be underwater by the time the vote is taken?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!