Thursday, August 20, 2020

In The News

*Democrats, it is said (and obvious), never let a good crisis go to waste. Apparently, they never let a good funeral go to waste, either, as evidenced by the Paul Wellstone Memorial Fiasco and, more recently, by Barack Obama’s anti-Trump-and-Republican tirade at Rep. John Lewis’ funeral. Yet, incredibly, they may have sunk to a new low on the opening night of their national convention when they used Kristin Urquiza like a rented bicycle. Urquiza told the story of her dad, a Trump supporter from Arizona, who recently died of COVID-19 a few weeks after going to a karaoke bar shortly after the state’s lockdown was lifted. In a video message, she stated “My dad, Mark Anthony Urquiza, should be here today but he isn’t. He had faith in Donald Trump. He voted for him, listened to him, believed him and his mouthpieces when they said that coronavirus was under control and going to disappear.” Democrats don’t blame rioters for burning down buildings and attacking police, whether mask-less or not, but do pin the blame on President Trump for a man in Arizona contracting the coronavirus. And use that man’s death in a vile political stunt on national television. Sickening doesn’t begin to describe it. (#thewrongUrquiza)

*Pennsylvanians Richard Ross and his wife spent two years preparing for their family’s recent vacation to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. When they finally got there, they were told their disabled 7-year-old daughter could not enter the park without wearing a facial mask. She can’t do so, due to her diagnosed sensory processing disorder. The Magic Kingdom would not relent. They returned home, sadder and wiser. The Magic Kingdom, like so many other things, has lost its luster, its mojo, its raison d’être, and its soul.

*Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus coordinator, recently waxed nostalgic about Italy’s pandemic lockdown. She stated: “I wish that when we went into lockdown, we looked like Italy. When Italy locked down, I mean, people weren’t allowed out of their houses. And they couldn’t come out but once every two weeks to buy groceries for one hour, and they had to have a certificate that said they were allowed.” Yes, that would have been awesome! How wonderful to have the government tell you you can’t leave your house except for one hour every two weeks to try to procure food to keep your family from starving. And that you needed a hall pass to do even that. Maybe the government can also tell us where we are “allowed” to go, whom we are “allowed” to go with, and what else we can and cannot do. Oh wait, in many cases, they already are. If that doesn’t sadden and frighten you far more than the pandemic does, you are already livestock. Or an obedient robot.

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