Friday, March 27, 2020

Barra and GM Foul Their Nest

The expression 'foul their nest' is the polite equivalent of what Barra (and GM) actually did.

Barra committed to 40,000 ventilators, then "revised" that down to 6,000.  They promised "quick" and then decided "late April."

So Trump dropped the hammer and invoked Defense Production Act.

It's about time for Mary Barra and her Not Really Playing for Keeps act to disappear.  Who knows?  Maybe GM would produce vehicles that people want to drive--besides the Corvette.

What's the Matter With Rochester Hills, MI??

We've been through that town a few times in the last year or so.

Looked normal from our perch in the Interstate.

But apparently, underneath that mild, quiet exterior......

...Wearing pink latex gloves, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Rochester Hills, was ruled out of order during a Friday speech on the House floor about the $2.2 trillion relief package to help workers and businesses in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Stevens’ speech started out normally. Then, as she ran out of her allotted time of one minute, she began shouting her remarks, requested 30 more seconds and mentioned the gloves she was wearing....

Go to the bottom of McCain's post for the video.  This woman is in serious need of a shrink.

Not "Big" Pharma. PIG Pharma

Peter Navarro has no nice words for the pharmaceutical industry.

Navarro, the assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing, told The Spectator that Big Pharma’s opposition to the executive order, which would require government agencies to purchase pharmaceutical products made in the US, because it wants to ‘preserve its offshore oligopoly’.--National Sentinel quoting Spectator
Pig Pharma didn't like that, so it lied about the order.

...“At this time, while supply chains for a broad range of US industries are stressed due to the global COVID-19 crisis and a number of factors related to the crisis already raised concerns about shortages, it is important that we do not take any measures that could undermine the complex arrangements between firms that allow for efficient delivery of medicines to patients,” the draft letter states....
Oh, really??

...That’s bogus, Navarro noted, because the president’s EO contains exemptions.

“None of the Buy American provisions in the proposed Executive Order would apply during the current COVID-19 crisis,” he explained. “That’s a Big Pharma red herring designed to preserve its offshore oligopoly at the expense of American citizens.

“If this crisis teaches us anything at all, it is that we cannot rely on Big Pharma, which is renowned already for its price gouging, to provide America during the China virus crisis with the medicines and medical supplies we urgently need from its offshored production,” the trade rep continued....
I would suggest that Pig Pharma retreat.  Trump & Co. rarely lose, and it appears that he'll have another 4 years to beat them into submission if they want to play rough.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce: Capitalist Pigs

There are those who would have you believe that all Capitalists are Pigs.

The US Chamber of Commerce is their proof.  And they really don't need more.

White House plans to expand “Buy America” mandates to the medical equipment and pharmaceutical sectors could worsen shortages of urgently needed medicines and delay discovery of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, over 80 business groups warned.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and dozens of other business and trade groups urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and other top U.S. officials to drop plans for the order, arguing it would also damage U.S. trading relationship for years to come....  Reuters quoted at Treehouse
It is necessary to know that not ALL businessmen in the US support this treasonous claptrap.

Mr. Donahue and his Board may take all the Chinese pharmaceuticals they want, including the fentanyl that is Red China's specialty.  To make it easier for them, the President should have them flown over to Beijing.  One-way.  

Maduro of Venezuela Indicted Narco-Terrorism

This is good news, but not quite what Venezuelans would like to see.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has been charged with federal drug trafficking crimes in Washington, New York, and Florida. The U.S. has also announced a $15 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

The New York Times reports that charges against almost a dozen others will also be announced soon, including Venezuelan government and intelligence officials and members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Colombia’s biggest rebel group, which has long been funded by the cocaine industry. While not all details were made available, known charges include narco-terrorism conspiracy and conspiracy to import cocaine into the U.S...

Venezuelans would like to see Maduro in a Federal prison NOW, not later.

CoVid19 Model Is VERY Wrong

Hand it to the guy, he admits a horrible error in his projections.  We essayed a bit about this earlier--and now our suspicions are confirmed.

...The Imperial College predicted that over 500,000 people could die in the U.K., and over two million could die in the U.S., but Ferguson said he now expects the death toll in Britain to be under 20,000...

Well, that's one-twenty-fifth.  Bloody significant, eh wot?  And MORE THAN HALF of those deaths would have occurred before year-end no matter what; the people are infirm and old.

Using 1/25th, the death toll in the USA is reduced to 80,000.  That's a lot of people, yes.  But it's NOT 2 million. 

Now, then........THREE million unemployment claims were filed last week alone.  Think that's enough to bring the US into recession?  How about depression?


Trump was right.  Easter will be glorious.  We fully expect our Archbishop to tell Tony Evers to sit down and shut up.  (I'm kidding.  He won't.)

Cheesecake Factory Will Skip April Rents, NATIONALLY

Interesting little bombshell.

The Cheesecake Factory, one of the most popular sit-down restaurant chains in the country, says it will not be able to make upcoming rent payments for any of its storefronts on April 1 because of significant loss of income due to the coronavirus crisis.  --quoted at Last Refuge
Margins are slim in the restaurant biz, of course, but this is not Bill and Sally's home-style eats on the corner.

There will be more.

Of course, SOME argue that stiffing landlords, suppliers, and perhaps employees is no big deal compared to a few thousand deaths.  But that landlord and supplier--and ex-employees--will be stiffing THEIR banks, suppliers, and employees, too.

Missing Info From Virus Reports

The State is maintaining a daily update for CoVid19 cases.

It would be far more useful if the State included more information--such as how many cases require hospitalization, and how many deaths are from "related problems" vs. just the virus.

Inquiring minds, and all that.

Desperate Lefty Counties Want To Fix the Election

News item:

Milwaukee and Dane County clerks issued guidance Wednesday that gives voters who request absentee ballots the option to declare themselves "indefinitely confined" if necessary, allowing them to vote without showing a photo ID....

Gee.  Waukesha and Ozaukee counties didn't do that.  So far, Brown and Winnebago counties haven't done that.  

So do you wonder why only the two MOST Lefty-laden counties did that?

Desperation.  The presidential primaries are over with and the Party will run Biden.  The Extreme-Left (D) Supreme Court nominee--Karofsky--repels most voters, including traditionally (D) voters.  So they have to find a way to stuff the ballot box--and this is it.

Pubbies will sue, of course.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Did Evers Use "CoVid Act Now" Numbers?

Well, the pieces are beginning to fall into place.  A few days ago, I saw a story on this damned virus which pointed to "an Imperial College of London study."  That study recommended a heavy-handed early intervention to effect 'flattening the curve.'

The study was picked up by "CoVid Act Now" a bunch which is tight with Democrats--and SURPRISE!!  Democrats are using it to justify heavy-handed early interventions.  The study has come under severe criticism from other researchers and has predicted 2.2 MILLION deaths in the USA.  Oddly enough, the author of the study will NOT reveal his formulas.  Huh!

The "CoVid Act Now" website has made predictions of Doom And Gloom which have been wildly inaccurate, by the way.  But no matter.  I suspected that Tony (or whoever) used that study and said so on another blog run by a pleasant but mis-informed RINO.  (He lives in Madistan, so he gets a lot of slack.)

Since Tony Evers has not revealed the source of his stats, and his "health commissioner" (whatever) has made rather wild predictions about DEATH!!  DEATH!!! unless you interact with damn near nobody over the next 30 days.....yah, that sounds like CoVid Act Now.

Jus'sayin.....

Is the Crime Uptick Coming?

The RenMan has thoughts on the near future.  If you haven't kept up with his posts, there IS a shortage of drugs which require 'parts' such as fentanyl--not to mention heroin and marijuana.  That's because the supply comes largely from Red China and, well, ships aren't sailing because ports aren't open....

Anyhow.

...many of those who are accustomed to buying drugs with the proceeds of panhandling, begging and minor crime are finding their usual fields of endeavor have become barren.  With most people staying at home, there aren't nearly as many drivers, pedestrians, shoppers, etc. to approach for money;  and many stores are also closed, making shoplifting of higher-value items almost impossible.  Supermarkets are overcrowded and under-stocked, and besides, stealing a jar of mayonnaise or a tin of peas isn't exactly going to bring in a lot of money.  Therefore, many of the aforementioned drug buyers are turning to residential and property crimes to fund their habit.  They're snatching anything left out in gardens;  ringing doorbells and aggressively begging for - or, rather, demanding - money;  stealing parcels that are delivered on doorsteps and left unattended;  and breaking into cars parked on the street, looking for valuables left inside them.  There are also reports of threats of violence to homeowners and others who try to stop them.
The gangs who have, until now, made a living from selling drugs in the "hood" are also hurting, because (as noted yesterday) there aren't as many drugs available to sell.  They're trying to compensate by increasing their prices - but, as noted above, many of their regular clients can't afford even their regular prices any longer.  Other buyers are taking the quarantine seriously, and no longer venturing into the shadier parts of town to buy drugs.  Therefore, the gangs are also turning to other forms of crime to make up the shortfall in their income.  Many of those newly released from prison, most of whom have no other way to make a living, are said to be doing the same.

Finally, with the closure of schools, large numbers of urban youth are wandering the streets.  They don't have a stable nuclear family to keep them at home, and the one parent they have (if they're lucky) doesn't have enough money to buy them what they want in the way of entertainment....

That's MORE than 'fair use,' but Peter's a good guy.

Below we mentioned that 'low-level' crooks were being released from jails to "prevent CoVID-19."  Isn't that nice of Sheriff Smiley??

You Already Broke Tony's Law in Wisconsin

Odds are VERY heavy that you already broke the law of Tony Evers.

The restrictions on individuals are much more draconian.

“All public and private gatherings of any number of people that are not part of a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes expressly permitted in this Order,” the order states.

Secretary-Designee Palm said people should only interact with five people – not five people at a time; five people total....

That's in the 30-day period during which Tony's Law is in effect.  You broke it, didn't ya?  HA!!  Turn yourself in!!  Some county and city jails are letting 'low-level' inmates free, so there's room for you.  Do the Time!

I have no idea on what planet Tony and his advisers live, so don't ask me.

Bernie and AOC Partner to Stop the Bill

The MaligNancy (a/k/a The Bitch) cannot get AOC to understand how things work.

Bernie is AOC's new BFF.....so both of them will team up to stop the bailout bill again.

Can't wait for November!!

Trump vs. Archbishop Listecki

The President, a Prot of some sort or other, wants Easter to be the glorious day that it SHOULD be.

So Archbishop Listecki of Milwaukee cancelled Holy Week and Easter.

Just sayin'...........

Why yes, the Archbishop can say that Wisconsin's governor, Tony Evers (D-Abortion & WEAC) ordered it so.\

Nero issued orders, too, Excellency.

Get This: Nancy Wants to READ THE BILL!!

The bitch has the backups.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) ended the House's session Wednesday within two minutes and did not indicate when there will be a vote on the coronavirus stimulus bill.

The House was set to approve the $2 trillion package and unanimous consent was expected after Senate leaders and the White House struck a deal Tuesday night.

Pelosi released a statement on Wednesday saying the bill had moved closer to helping the American worker but added that it is in the process of review.

"House Democrats will now review the final provisions and legislative text of the agreement to determine a course of action," Pelosi said....
She's working on reducing (D) House seats to 26 in '21.  And she could succeed.

MMAC Gets What It Asked For. Too Bad, Eh??

Nice to know that Timmy Sheehy get to Tony Evers.

MMAC President Tim Sheehy said his organization urged Gov. Tony Evers in a Sunday night call to issue a stay-at-home order after a briefing members received from medical professionals that morning.

He said the experience of MMAC members in overseas markets also played a role in the group’s pivot to believing such a step was necessary....
Well, then, you ought to be happy, Timmy!!

Whoops.....as you know, Evers issued a THIRTY DAY order.  Too bad, Timmy!

...Sheehy said while the group supported the move, members would’ve appreciated more details on Monday as the guv announced plans to take the step because “anything that knocks us off the center point of certainty causes confusion.”

He also said MMAC would’ve preferred a shorter order than one that runs through April 24 with adjustments made as needed.

“Businesses want more than anything certainty and clarity,” Sheehy said. “How long is this tunnel? I can do this for two or three weeks and get through it OK. The longer this tunnel is, the worse the economic damage is going to be.”...
Well, gee, golly, Timmy!!  You asked Tony to shut down the State, and you got it.  Tough.  

Milwaukee "Leaders"?? Nope. Leftists.

Just what you expected when you read the first graf here:

A group of Milwaukee leaders on Monday joined the list of officials and organizers calling for the postponement of spring elections...

So who are these "leaders"?

Glad  you asked!!

Sandy Pasch, a nurse and former Assembly Dem lawmaker....



Souls to the Polls organizer Reverend Gregory Lewis...

 ...Milwaukee Area Technical College Professor Dr. Thomas Kalluvila; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Milwaukee Branch Legal Redress Chair William Sulton; League of Women Voters of Wisconsin President Debra Cronmiller; and Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz....
Not one is elected, either in the County or the City.  Combined, they form the "Lefty League of Nattering Nabobs."  The "news" stenographers love to re-post their yappaflappa and call it "news."

The reliable-Lefty Fox Valley mayors and a squirmy clerk in Oconomowoc are also exuding estrogen-fired silliness.

Postponing the election raises all sorts of issues with overseas military voters, not to mention getting the results nailed down before the WI Supreme Court turns over on July 1.  But the Left doesn't care about actual, verifiable election results--because they might lose.

In fact, the louder the Left-O-Wackies scream about this, the more it's clear that they KNOW they're going to lose the SCOWI election--and perhaps a lot of others.





Cuomo: There Are OTHER States Besides New York?

Now he starts crying.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that an approximately $2 trillion assistance package the Senate hopes to quickly approve doesn’t come close to meeting his hard-hit state’s needs.
“It would really be terrible for the state of New York,” Cuomo said at a news conference held as lawmakers were trying to put into legislative language the deal announced in the early morning hours by Senate leaders. “This doesn’t do it.”

Cuomo said New York would get $3.8 billion when they’re looking at a revenue shortfall of as much as $15 billion and the cost of combating the coronavirus will be several billion dollars....

Well, Andy, raise your taxes!!  

Or you could cut your spending, but that's not an option to a (D), is it?

Pelosi Poops Into New Bill, Too

Stuff that the Senate should take out, courtesy of The Bitch.

On Tuesday, Pelosi released another revised version of House Democrats’ plan in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, which includes:
Slipped into the plan is an amnesty for the nearly 700,000 to 800,000 DACA illegal aliens who currently reside in the United States...


Maybe someone out there needs a really serious kick in the ass.....or someplace.

Shalala, Morality Cop?

While the President is concerned about sustaining the American economy, Donna Shalala (D-FL) is not.

Rep. and former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala (D-FL) stated that what President Trump “has been saying about getting back at Easter time is both dangerous and immoral.”..

Shalala has NEVER been on a private-sector payroll.  Why should SHE worry?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Bitch Caves

Now the Bitch is backing down, fast.

You can tell when Speaker Pelosi recognizes a political backlash for her manipulative schemes because it’s the only time she blitzes the media. After suffering a very large political hit, beyond the capability of the media to defend, Pelosi said today the House will take up the Senate coronavirus bill....
It's likely that the (D) Party will lose a lot of seats based on her bullheaded asinine moves--the "investigation," the impeachment, and this horrible blocking of the Relief Package.

Trump jumped all over her, and one suspects that the phone calls, messages, and emails were frightening to the idiots in the Senate who voted her way.

Let's hope they were frightened.  A good ass-whupping now and then.......is almost as good as watering the Tree of Liberty with a few gallons of blood.

Democrat Voters Try "Cure"

A pair of Democrat voters attempted to cure themselves from self-diagnosed Kung Flu.

Here's what they used.  Apparently the "not for human consumption" sign was unclear to them.

But they vote!!

View image on Twitter

Killing the Economy Behind the Scenes

The Federalist ran an essay which provokes some thoughts.  It describes the knock-on issues which arise due to shutdowns (forced or otherwise) and the consequent curtailment of payments.

...This is the solvency crisis. It starts with the break of trust and rise of skepticism toward the profitability of each business as long as the coronavirus crisis continues. This skepticism makes financial conditions for every one of these companies worse, and accelerates businesses’ declines into insolvency....

Discussed this sort of thing yesterday with specific reference to home purchases/sales and mortgage financing.  Someone makes an offer on your house, you accept it, and they proceed to find financing.

But what if they are suddenly and unexpectedly laid off?  You think Bank Friendly is going to grant a mortgage then? 

And........what if you've already purchased your NEXT house?   Hmmmmmmmmmm??

These are not issues for the Government Class, of course.  They get paid no matter what the Democrat Party does to demolish the economy and the citizens of this country.

Isn't that good to know?

Monday, March 23, 2020

Even Romney Gets It

Little Mittens is catching on.

Keep this up a little longer and we will go from social distancing to social destruction.
Maybe some of that "destruction" will happen to Democrat politicians.  There are some things which can NOT be forgotten and can NOT be forgiven.

Too Bad You're Starving, But Dems Want "Diversity"

Nancy and her bitch Schumer are demanding 'corporate board diversity' and 'carbon footprint improvements' as part of the economic rescue package.  Here's Tom Cotton on Nancy's HissyFit.

 Corporate Board Diversity
-College Debt "relief" [$10K minimum debt wipeout]
-Election Auditing
-Canceling the debt of the Postal Service
-Same-day voter registration
-Requiring airlines to offset their emissions

-Pay Equity
-Funding for community newspapers
-Free internet
-$100,000,000 for NASA's environmental restoration group?
-Mandatory paid sick leave for every single business
-hiding the citizenship status of College Students from the Census Bureau

So if you go bankrupt, get evicted, starve, have your car repossessed.....tough.

Nancy and her bitch Chuckiepoo have Important Things to do.


Evers Goes Hysterical

While issuing a "shelter in place" order is not utterly ridiculous on its face, Tony Evers is doing his damndest to make life extremely difficult for Wisconsin citizens who think.

Read this article and note that Evers doesn't know WHO will be affected; for how LONG they will be affected; and he has not stood in front of "reporters" (yes, I know, most of them are actually stenographers) and answered questions about this.

Can he explain WHY he reversed field over this weekend?  Can he come up with numbers that justify his action?  Has he ANY idea how much this will cost businesses, individuals, and the State's tax-coffers??

Yah--I doubt it, too.  So this was........really........a decision from hysteria.  Doesn't surprise me.

L.A. Archbishop Doesn't "Get" Subsidiarity?

One of the hallmarks of Catholic social teaching is its emphasis on 'subsidiarity'.  This teaches that social problems are BEST resolved by the lowest level of governance, beginning with the family, moving upward to the neighborhood, the city, the county, the State, and--LAST--the national government.

That teaching has been around for hundreds of years, and in fact, the US Constitution enshrines it in "Federalism" (although largely in the breach since 1900 or so.)

Now comes Abp. Gomez of Los Angeles, who apparently never read Catholic social doctrine NOR the US Constitution.

As thousands of people find themselves out of work due to coronavirus (COVID-19) related business and school closures, Archbishop José H. Gomez asked California Catholics to support extending unemployment benefits to Church workers. ...

...“Please join me in asking Congress to extend unemployment benefits to Church workers who might need this relief. Let us stand together in solidarity for our brothers and sisters in this time of trial and need.”
 
He urged Californians to contact Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, as well as local representatives, today, to ask them to support an effective solution....
UC insurance has ALWAYS been a State-legislated matter.  Asking the FedGov to override State law flies in the face of both subsidiarity and the Constitution--and of course, it's inviting trouble from the Feds forever.

Perhaps the Archbishop should find a solid Catholic adviser someplace in California.  That person will NOT have been educated by the Jesuits, of course.

Pubbies to Push New Healthcare Plan

Yes, the last Pubbie healthcare plan was nuked by John McCain and the Democrats.

McCain has left the building (thank God!) and the Democrats..........well........they're attempting to defend ObozoCare.  Good luck with that.

So there's a new Pubbie Plan which will emerge soon.

According to Scalise, key elements of the plan will include:
  • Protecting patients with pre-existing conditions.
  • Allowing Americans to shop across state lines for cheaper insurance.
  • Ending the practice of drug companies paying generic manufacturers to make cheaper versions of popular but expensive medicines
  • Ending hidden/surprise hospital, testing and doctor charges that arrive later in the mail.
  • Getting rid of middlemen in the medical supply chain who drive up the costs of drugs, procedures and equipment or interfere in treatment decisions.
  • Scalise said Republicans are also ready to battle over the issue of pre-existing conditions, which Democrats used effectively in their 2018 election efforts by touting
  • Obamacare’s protections.
Republicans plan to show – and hammer home -- that Obamacare’s tradeoff for protecting pre-existing conditions was higher insurance premiums and deductibles that rendered many treatments unaffordable.
“You know, with Obamacare, they say they protect people with pre-existing conditions. But part of what they do is you're seeing deductibles skyrocket. So you might have a $5,000 to $10,000 deductible in your plan. That's not really health care if you can't afford it,” Scalise said. “Sure, they say you're protected, but if you can't afford it, it's like giving you the keys to a car that's got no engine.”
 "No engine" indeed.  I've made it clear to some Democrat friends that what Pelosi, Schumer, and Obama did to some of my children is unforgivable.

Nick Searcy Is a Gas!

This popped up and it's really very good.  While Searcy's singing is about the same as Eastwood's, his lyrics are a scream, especially after the first verse, as he warms up to the topic.  By the way, he's a trained pianist, too.

Makes me want to replay all of "Justified" again!

Budweiser Sanitizer!

News item:

The Anheuser-Busch beer company is on a mission to provide hand sanitizer to citizens across the nation during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Will there be a light version for those who don't want complete sanitation?  A Michelob version for the bigger spenders?

How many idiots will drink it instead of.........Will there be Sanitizer-Shooting events at frat houses?

If nothing else, those will be collectible containers for your great-grandchildren. 

The Bitch is Back!

Pelosi nixed the Kung Flu aid-bill because there's no money for BabyKillers, Inc.--and because she knows her day is over in November....

So Let Them Eat Cake!!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dr. Fauci, AIDS Expert

Dr. Fauci--who loves him some camera-time--was the FedGov's AIDS point-man back when AIDS was a thing.  (And yes, I know about it--a friend of mine was the first Milwaukeean to die of AIDS; when he contracted it it was still known as GRID:  Gay-Related Immunodeficiency Disease.  Later, a high-school classmate of mine died of AIDS in San Fran.  The stuff is terrible.)

Anyhow, Ticker reminds us of how efficacious Dr. Fauci was then.

...And speaking of these agencies much-vaunted claim to be "oh so wonderful" when it comes to the historical record with HIV/AIDS, may I remind you that the very same California that is now on lockdown, where the very surveillance in test-and-trace that people including Fauci claim is so important -- has in fact just been suspended in LA?

California, of course, is the place where our government including the NIH, NIAID AND CDC sat around with their dicks in their hands in the early 1980s, leaving San Francisco to do whatever the hell they felt like doing when the city refused to close the public bathhouses where gay men were screwing each other in the ass, often anonymously through "glory holes" in what were essentially gang-bang daily events.  These very same government agencies were well-aware that this was the source of the serious spread of HIV throughout America.  It was not until 1984, a full year after the epidemiological links to those locations and what was going on there were proved, that the bathhouses were closed.

Oh, and who was the Mayor then who could have declared a public health emergency and shut that crap down?

Why Ms. Feinstein, of course.  Yes, that Feinstein....
It's worth reading Ticker's entire post, by the way.  He nails Fauci--who loves him some camera-time--to the wall for his current refusal to treat with hydrochloroquine.

 

Barr Goes for Broke

A.G. Barr--who has yet to prosecute Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Rice, Hotpants and Swingin'Dick, Clapper, et.al. for perjury, suborning perjury, criminal malfeasance, sedition, (etc.)........

Yah, that guy.

So instead of concentrating on known criminals, he prefers to concentrate on YOU.

The Justice Department is asking Congress for the power to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely, without trial, in "emergencies."...

Well, there are terrorists out there, right?  When we know about them, we should have some flexibility, especially now, right?

How do you define "flexibility"?

...The proposal would also grant those top judges broad authority to pause court proceedings during emergencies. It would apply to “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings,” according to draft legislative language the department shared with Congress.--quoting Politico
Apparently Barr thinks he's a linear successor to Abe Lincoln, too!

...What about habeas corpus?

“Not only would it be a violation of that, but it says ‘affecting pre-arrest,’” said Norman L. Reimer, the executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “So that means you could be arrested and never brought before a judge until they decide that the emergency or the civil disobedience is over....
Gee, Billy.  Why don't you do the job sitting in front of your face:  the one we described above? 

Clinical Advice on WuFlu Avoidance

Vox was kind enough to publish a translation (from Spanish) of some info and tips.  Note well, however, that none of these have the Dr. Fauci double-blind 12 month study seal of approval.

...The Chinese now understand the behaviour of the covid19 virus thanks to autopsies that have carried out. This virus is characterized by obstructing respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and blocks the airways and lungs. They have discovered that in order to apply a medicine and unblock these airways so that the treatment can be used to take affect. However, all of this takes a number of days....

That's the info part.

Here are the protocols issued to doctors and nurses geared toward prevention.

Drink lots of hot liquids. Coffees, soups, teas, warm water. In addition take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any virus that’s entered your mouth into your stomach where gastric juices will neutralize it before it can get to the lungs.

Gargle with an antiseptic in warm water, like vinegar, or salt, or lemon, every day if possible.
The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes, any detergent or soap kills it, but you must take a bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down anywhere and go straight to the bathroom and shower. If you cannot wash your clothes daily, hang them in direct sunlight which also neutralizes the virus.


Wash metallic surfaces very carefully because the virus can remain viable for up to nine days. Take note and be vigilant about touching handrails and door handles, etc. I guess within your own houses you can keep those clean by wiping them down regularly.


Don’t smoke.


Wash your hands every 20 minutes using any soap that foams, do this for 20 seconds and wash your hands thoroughly.


Eat fruits and vegetables. Try to elevate your zinc level not just vitamin C levels.


Animals do not spread the virus to people. It is person-to-person transmission.


Try to avoid getting the common flu, I guess because this just already weakens your system. And try avoid eating and drinking cold things.


If you feel any discomfort in your throat, or a sore throat coming on, attack it immediately using the above methods. The virus enters the system this way and remains for 3 or 4 days within the throat before it passes into the lungs.
Noting revolutionary, although this list is lots more specific than what is given to ordinary folks.

Lowest Gas Prices in History?

Saw this and was interested.

...One oil analyst said the United States could see its lowest gas prices in history when adjusted for inflation

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and an oil-price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia continues, Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group, told Fox Business on Friday that America might be in store for some historically low gas prices. 

“We're hearing targets of $1.60, $1.50 a gallon national average,” Flynn said....
Skeptical?  So was I.

So I went to the DOL's inflation calculator and entered "May of 1967" with a price of $0.19.

DAMN!!  That's $1.48 in today's prices!!  (And yes, you could buy regular gas for $0.19 then, although you had to travel to Oconomowoc to get it.  Sorry, folks--that station's now a BP and has no charm at all.)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

How to Look at Death

We are--perhaps--facing death sooner than (we) planned.

...One of the Church’s youngest saints, Dominic Savio, told Saint John Bosco that if the Holy Angel blew his trumpet for the end of all things while he was on the playground, he would just keep on playing. That is how we should want to play each day of our lives, in a friendship with God that will not find Heaven unfamiliar....

Good advice from Fr. Rutler.

Even Evers Ain't THIS Stupid

Fredo's big brother ordered all "non-essential" businesses in New York State to close, commenting that "....if everything we do saves just one life, I'll be happy."

PowerLine comments:

...This is profoundly stupid. When you are dealing with the lives of millions of people, everything you do–or don’t do–has consequences. When you drive thousands of businesses into bankruptcy, people die. When you unemploy millions of people, some of them die. When tens of millions live in more straitened circumstances, some of them die. There is robust social science research on this point. Shutting down New York’s “nonessential” businesses will kill. How many, we will never know. So Cuomo won’t have to take responsibility for his ill-advised action. And, of course, millions of lives will be blighted even when no one dies....
So write down this date because of what I say next:

Tony Evers has not closed ALL Wisconsin businesses, although he closed a LOT of them, probably without need.

For that I'll give Evers credit.  More credit than I can give Abp. Listecki.


What Do the Numbers Actually MEAN??

NB:  The linked essay has been "withdrawn" from Medium, the original source.

A clear-eyed look at the HAIR ON FIRE manipulation of the numbers.  Sophisticated Bloggeurs and Anthony Fauci, pay attention.  (Excerpts; the entire essay is here.N.B.:  Much of this essay is based on WHO research and some people suspect that WHO is on the payroll of Red China.

Ready??

....The United States is tracking with other European nations at doubling every three days or so. As we measure and test more Americans, this will continue to grow. Our time-lapse growth is lower than China, but not as good as South Korea, Japan, Singapore, or Taiwan. All are considered models of how to beat COVID-19. The United States is performing average, not great, compared to the other modern countries by this metric.

Still, there is a massive blindspot with this type of graph. None of these charts are weighted on a per-capita basis....

...Rank ordering based on the total number of cases shows that the US on a per-capita basis is significantly lower than the top six nations by case volume. On a 1 million citizen per-capita basis, the US moves to above mid-pack of all countries and rising...

[As of 3/20, the USA's total cases/1 million is 59.  Italy is 778, S. Korea is 172.  Chart at the link above]

Daily growth rates declined over time across all countries regardless of particular policy solutions, such as shutting the borders or social distancing.
Oh.  You mean that California may remain a State, instead of becoming a territory again, as its Governor thinks??  Damn.

...Bell curves is the dominant trait of outbreaks. A virus doesn’t grow linearly forever. It accelerates, plateaus, and then declines. Whether it is environmental or our own efforts, viruses accelerate and quickly decline. This fact of nature is represented in Farr’s law. CDC’s of “bend the curve” or “flatten the curve” reflects this natural reality....
The Bell curve in Italy is already on the downward slope as it is in China and S. Korea.  And there's this, which will force me to change my position (Mark Belling, pay attention!!)

EARLY countermeasures are important!!
Is it really as aggressive as the MSM wants it to be??

...The results of [WHO] research show that COVID-19 doesn’t spread as easily as we first thought or the media had us believe...

...According to their report if you come in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 you have a 1–5% chance of catching it as well. The variability is large because the infection is based on the type of contact and how long.The majority of viral infections come from prolonged exposures in confined spaces with other infected individuals. Person-to-person and surface contact is by far the most common cause....
Even in prolonged exposure-confined spaces contacts, the infection rate is not large.  Recall the VirusPrincess cruise ship:  only 20% of the passengers tested positive.

"Community Spread"?  Not likely--but if it DOES happen, "social distancing" isn't worth crap.

...True community spread involves transmission where people get infected in public spaces and there is no way to trace back the source of infection. WHO believes that is not what the Chinese data shows. If community spread was super common, it wouldn’t be possible to reduce the new cases through “social distancing”....
How about that "IT LIVES IN THE AIR FOREVER!!!" story?

...The media was put into a frenzy when the above authors released their study on COVID-19’s ability to survive in the air. The study did find the virus could survive in the air for a couple of hours; however, this study was designed as academic exercise rather than a real-world test. This study put COVID-19 into a spray bottle to “mist” it into the air. I don’t know anyone who coughs in mist form and it is unclear if the viral load was large enough to infect another individual...
OK, then, how about "IT LIVES FOREVER ON SURFACES!!!"??


...COVID-19’s ability to live for a long period of time is limited on most surfaces and it is quite easy to kill with typical household cleaners, just like the normal flu.
  • COVID-19 be detected on copper after 4 hours and 24 hours on cardboard.
  • COVID-19 survived best on plastic and stainless steel, remaining viable for up to 72 hours
  • COVID-19 is very vulnerable to UV light and heat.
Presence doesn’t mean infectious. The viral concentration falls significantly over time. The virus showed a half-life of about 0.8 hours on copper, 3.46 hours on cardboard, 5.6 hours on steel and 6.8 hours on plastic.

According to Dylan Morris, one of the authors, “We do not know how much virus is actually needed to infect a human being with high probability, nor how easily the virus is transferred from the cardboard to one’s hand when touching a package”...
Well, then.  How about "THEY DON'T KNOW THEY HAVE IT AND SPREAD IT TO ALL!!!"??

...On true asymptomatic spread, the data is still unclear but increasingly unlikely. Two studies point to a low infection rate from pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. One study said 10% of infections come from people who don’t show symptoms, yet. Another WHO study reported 1.2% of confirmed cases were truly asymptomatic. Several studies confirming asymptotic spread have ended up disproven. It is important to note there is a difference between “never showing symptoms” and “pre-symptomatic” and the media is promoting an unproven narrative. Almost all people end up in the latter camp within five days, almost never the former....
 You've not read much about airline people coming down with this, have you?  Hmmmmm.

ARE YOU GOING TO DIE IF YOU GET IT??

You have a 99% chance of survival in the US, unless you're part of the OLD FOLKS or pre-existing conditions group.

What NOT to do:

...The data shows that the overwhelming majority of the working population will not be personally impacted, both individually or their children. This is an unnecessary burden that is distracting resources and energy away from those who need it the most. By preventing Americans from being productive and specializing at what they do best (their vocation), we are pulling resources towards unproductive tasks and damaging the economy. We will need money for this fight....
But but but but Dr. Fauci is an EXPERT!!!!

...In CDC’s worst-case scenario, CDC expects more than 150–200 million infections within the US. This estimate is hundreds of times bigger than China’s infection rate (30% of our population compared to 0.006% in China). Does that really sound plausible to you? China has a sub-par healthcare system, attempted to suppress the news about COVID-19 early on, a lack of transparency, an authoritarian government, and millions of Chinese traveling for the Lunar Festival at the height of the outbreak. In the US, we have a significant lead time, several therapies proving successful, transparency, a top tier healthcare system, a democratic government, and media providing ample accountability....
One more thing--which is EXACTLY what I expect, too:

...When this is all over, look for massive confirmation bias and pyrrhic celebration by elites. There will be vain cheering in the halls of power as Main Street sits in pieces. Expect no apology, that would be political suicide. Rather, expect to be given a Jedi mind trick of “I’m the government and I helped.”...

Yes, Donald Trump will be leading that parade, right, wrong, or otherwise.  Yes, he's full of it.  But then, so are all the rest of the jackwads, dipsos, get-rich-quick "servants" and blown-hair "news" types.

Still, we persist.



Habib Will Fit Right In.....

News item celebrated by the Jesuits:

Cyrus Habib, the lieutenant governor of Washington, announced yesterday that he will “not be running for re-election this year, and instead will pursue a different calling by joining the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church.”...

... In 2013 and 2014, Habib voted for bills requiring health plans that provide coverage for maternity care to provide coverage for abortion.

In 2016, Habib voted against a bill to reverse a public accommodations law that allows transgender people to use opposite-sex bathrooms and locker rooms, arguing that the law protects "a civil right to be included.”

Habib was also an active part of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to win the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Earlier this month, he tweeted that he was “honored to have been a part of #TeamPete and proud of @PeteButtigieg for running an inspiring campaign,”...
The Jesuits have never publicly stated that they favor abortion, or Queer "Marriage."  They haven't publicly endorsed Tranny-ism, which is a mental disease.

Never publicly.

One = Nine Ventilators in Canada

Pretty good trick.

A Canadian doctor has rigged up a ventilator with do-it-yourself mechanics to treat nine patients instead of one.

Dr Alain Gauthier, an anesthetist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario, has a PhD in respiratory mechanics  

According to CBC News, the physician got the idea after watching YouTube videos created by two Detroit doctors in 2006....

Dr. Fauci does not approve, of course.

Kenny Rogers Folds 'Em

Always liked this guy's work even though I don't especially like country music.

R I P, Kenny.

Fauci Making Perfect the Enemy of the Good?

Dr. Fauci, who likes him a lot of camera-time, is pulling back the reins on chloroquine, which had been described as an effective treatment of CoVID-19.  Apparently using the drug will be "off-label" which is a Big No-No in the FDA/CDC bureaucracy.

Besides, Fauci et.al. are working on prevention, not cures.  Right??  So let's prevent, no matter the cost to those who have the disease, right??

Wrong.
...the questions the media should ask Dr. Fauci include these: Do these drugs threaten serious side effects? Is there any way they can make it harder for coronavirus patients to recover? What advice does Fauci have for doctors who want at least to try to use them off-label? And if the patient appears near death and nothing else works, wouldn’t it be immoral not to try them?...
Mind you, the Examiner is a NeverTrump bunch (Kristol's S-I-L is the honcho there) but on this matter, they prefer Trump's approach:  if it can't hurt, then GO FOR IT!

Fauci needs some good, abrasive, questions now and then before he begins to think he's calling all the shots here.  He's not.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Fauci Doesn't Face Bankruptcy

Dr. Fauci, who loves him some camera-time, is a public servant.  He doesn't face personal or corporate bankruptcy due to actions of a Government.  So he has ONE perspective.

Ron Johnson, however, has just as legitimate a perspective:  the number of BKs which will occur due to premature or overly-zealous Government action is--perhaps--more than the USA has ever seen before. 

Yes, be cautious, and prudent.  And yes, if there is a town which shows signs of exploding CoV-19 infections, order a curfew.

But closing the USA over a POTENTIAL threat....?

By the way, Dr. Fauci, you should know that there is a REAL difference between the situation in N. Italy and the situation in the USA.  Get off-camera for long enough to read the news, please.

I Heartily and Emphatically Approve of This Opinion

An open blogger at AOSHQ essays on 'why Boomers don't really give a flying fart about THE END OF THE WORLD'.  So I copied ALL of the stuff instead of just SOME of his stuff.

...Although I’m a little too young to be considered a Boomer, I am over 50, and I’d be glad to explain why the over-50 demographic is not panicking in the fashion that our young, know-it-all journalists would like. It’s simple. We’ve been through a lifetime of media-hyped hysterias and apocalyptic predictions. If not complete hoaxes, they were falsely reported or over-hyped. Here are a few:
Overpopulation and Global Famine: This was promised not just globally, but domestically too. We were supposed to have run out of food and descended into global starvation a long time ago. All the experts agreed.
Day Care Center Child Molestations: This hysteria sent many innocent people to jail. Local and national media fanned the flames with accounts of “numbers growing daily” and videos of anguished parents. It was a fraud perpetrated by highly credentialed “experts” who believed that pretty much every child exposed to an adult had been molested. The children just needed help remembering it. Those of us who saw through the hysteria were muzzled, because to question the veracity of the hysteria invited accusations that you too were a child molester. It was like Salem in 1693. The bravest journalist I’ve ever read is the WSJ’s Dorothy Rabinowitz, for daring to unravel the terror and how it spread.

Killer Bees: We treat it as a joke now, but we were promised an invasion of swarming “Africanized” bees that would kill livestock and children. It was soon going to be unsafe to even go outside in the southern US without thick layers of protective clothing. All the experts agreed.

Killer Mold: Toxic mold in the ‘90s was kind of like radioactive waste, only deadlier. Or at least that’s what the media had us believing. The terror of discovering mold in schools was met with media alerts, school shutdowns, and local TV stations filming panicked parents as they picked up their crying children, just moments before the tikes were engulfed by the attacking mold.

Global Cooling: A “consensus of scientists” assured me this was real, and that its impact on agriculture would probably lead to my death by starvation.

Global Warming: According to “scientific” predictions from yet another “consensus of scientists,” the Arctic should now be ice free, snowfalls a thing of the past, and New York’s West Side Highway under water.

It goes on and on. Acid Rain. Peak Oil. Ozone. Alar Apples. Y2K.

Maybe the Wuhan Virus is finally “The Big One.” But after decades of the media fraudulently screaming “APOCALYPSE IS IMMINENT!!!” it is not irrational for Boomers to dismiss the latest hysteria. In Aesop’s fable about “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the moral of the story isn’t that the townsfolk should have believed the boy, the moral is that the boy shouldn’t have destroyed his credibility by falsely screaming wolf time and again.

He didn't mention Exploding Gas Tanks and Toyota's That Will Not Stop, but hey....it's a long list of Complete Bullshit Apocalypses.  Why print them all??

Mortality Compared

In the 22 weeks between 10/1/19 and 3/14/20...........

there have been ~41,000 deaths from the flu (A and B), or 1,863/week--266/day.

Since the Chinese launched a bio-war on the USA......

14,300 confirmed cases (as of today), 210 deaths.

Let's say that CoVid-19 began 1/1, so we are in Week 10.

That's 21 deaths/day of CoVid-19.

No doubt the CoVid-19 death-numbers will increase over the next several weeks.  Will they get to 266/day?  Will they get to 500/day?  1,000/day?

The greatest fear we have is fear itself.

The Other Chinese War Against the US

Ultra-sophisticated Bloggeurs who despise Trump but play the 'conservative' card are buying the "just a virus, not a weapon" line being pushed by some Brits.  Yes......as you recall, Brits were helping Obozo spy on Trump and also produced the BullshitDoc.  So Brits are utterly trustworthy.  Uh-huh.

Because Red China doesn't have an agenda, or nuttin'.

Sure.

In the real world....

China has called for using electromagnetic attacks on U.S. warships transiting the South China Sea, according to a state-run Chinese outlet.   ...The report followed China’s potentially dangerous use of a laser against a Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft near Guam last month,...Wa Standard quoting Wa Examiner
Because Red China doesn't have an agenda, or nuttin'.
 

WI ARNG "Postured" to Patrol State?

Interesting.  Heard about this yesterday while traveling.  Maggie Gau must be getting anxious.

The Wisconsin National Guard is posturing forces to ensure it is ready to respond to potential requests for assistance from other state agencies or communities if its assistance is requested. Approximately 300 troops have been mobilized to state active duty....
There's a picture of a train--location unknown--carrying what appears to be old 5/4T vehicles supposedly for use by the WI ARNG.

Not likely to add much "force".

...The Wisconsin National Guard consists of 10,000 Soldiers and Airmen from around the state...
Wonder if Tony Evers Maggie Gau will allow them to be armed........

Bice "Forgets" Democrat Feinstein While Smearing RoJo

Gotta hand it to Bice.  He can set up a smear nearly as well as the reporters at any Wausau newspaper, eh??

While Bice was smearing RoJo, however, he "forgot" that Diane Feinstein--a known tool of the Chinese Communists--ALSO dumped stocks after a confidential committee meeting on the China Virus.

...likened Johnson's sale of his Pacur investment to the decisions by Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler to dump stock before the market tanked. ...

Huh. 

"Arsenal"? Really??

Here we go again.

A U.S. airman assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base is in federal custody after military investigators searching his KAFB residence found a cache of 17 firearms, two silencers, large amounts of ammunition, bomb-making instructions and photos of rifle magazines with the names of mass shooters written on them....

The headline uses the term "arsenal."

Shucks.

Until it got to  "...bomb-making instructions and photos..." there was nothing to worry about.

The Remedy Was KNOWN FOR YEARS

Well, isn't this nice.

...It turns out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has known since at least 2005 that chloroquine is effective against coronaviruses.

In 2005, Martin J Vincent et al published a study in Virology Journal titled ‘Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.’...

There is some exceptionally good news here, too:

...chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations....[Quoting the 2005 Vincent Report]
You may speculate as to the reason(s) for this.  Noteworthy:  the drug is NOT APPROVED for use in the USA by our intrepid FDA.  Good enough for Europeans, but........... Isn't that interesting?

Meantime, Bayer will donate 3 million doses to the US, no matter the objections from US Big Pharma.

Richard Burr, (R) Slimebucket

Senator Richard Burr (R-Greed) has always been a slimebucket.  Sundance wouldn't pee on him if he were on fire, and Sundance is a moderate kinda guy.

So when we find that Burr got a confidential brief on the Wuhan Flu and dumped his stock portfolio (LONG before you or I knew about the situation.........and before the markets went to Hell), well, we're not surprised.

There are probably more just like him.

UPDATE:  Yes, indeed, there ARE more just like him!!

 Diane Feinstein (a tool of the ChiComs), Kelly Loeffler (R) of Georgia and James Inhofe (R) of Oklahoma,  Republicans.
Naturally, they'll all lie about "blind trust" and "spouses".

Rope.  Tree.  CLAWBACKS.  Some assembly required.....

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Kung Flu NOT "Doom" Part Two

Stanford prof of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health......decidedly more qualifications than those of Tokin'Tony the Tavern-Closer:

...The woefully inadequate data we have so far, the meta-research specialist argues, indicates that the extreme measures taken by many countries are likely way out of line and may result in ultimately unnecessary and catastrophic consequences. Due to extremely limited testing, we are likely missing “the vast majority of infections” from COVID-19, he states, thus making reported fatality rates from the World Health Organization “meaningless.”

“Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes,” Ioannidis explains. With very limited testing in many health systems, he suggests, that “selection bias” may only get worse going forward.

Ioannidis then zooms in on the “one situation” where “an entire, closed population was tested”: the Diamond Princess cruise ship’s quarantined passengers. While the fatality rate was 1.0%, he points out, the population was largely elderly, the most at-risk demographic. Projected out onto the age structure of the U.S. population, he calculates, the death rate is more like 0.125%, with a range of 0.025% to 0.625% based on the sample size.....
Quoted at The Wire.  A link to his entire essay is found there.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CoV19 Numbers NOT "Doom"

Nobel winning chemist has observations.

...But as Levitt continued to process the numbers, the pattern changed. On February 1, when he first looked at the statistics, Hubei Province had 1,800 new cases a day. By February 6, that number had reached 4,700 new cases a day.

But on February 7, something changed. “The number of new infections started to drop linearly and did not stop,” Levitt said. “A week later, the same happened with the number of the deaths. This dramatic change in the curve marked the median point and enabled better prediction of when the pandemic will end. Based on that, I concluded that the situation in all of China will improve within two weeks. And, indeed, now there are very few new infection cases.”...

OK, so why is that?

...exponential models assume that people with the virus will continue to infect others at a steady rate. In the early phase of COVID-19, that rate was 2.2 people a day on average.

“In exponential growth models, you assume that new people can be infected every day, because you keep meeting new people,” Levitt said. “But, if you consider your own social circle, you basically meet the same people every day. You can meet new people on public transportation, for example; but even on the bus, after some time most passengers will either be infected or immune.”...

He also cites the Wuhan-Diamond Princess, in which only 20% of the passengers were infected; perhaps there is a natural immunity which is on our side, too.

Biden Wraps It Up

Bernie will continue his campaign (more money in the bank, eh??) but Biden has this in the bag.

It's possible that Biden will remember what country he's in, too.

McConnell: "Kill Small Business. I Don't Care"

The US Chamber of Commerce (read:  Big Business, Inc.) keeps McConnell as its bitch.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday the upper chamber will pass the House's second coronavirus funding package without changes.

The decision comes despite some vocal GOP opposition to the measure over concerns about its impact on small businesses.

"With regard to the bill that came over from the House, there was some discussion about whether to amendment that with a bigger proposal, because we all know a bigger proposal is necessary. But I've decided we're going to go on and vote as soon as the Senate can get permission to vote on the bill that came over from the House, send it down to the president for signature," McConnell told reporters.

Asked about pushback from within his caucus, he added, “My counsel to them is to gag and vote for it anyway." ...
The press, busy lying about all things ChinaVirus, hasn't bothered to inform the public about provisions in the House bill which would kill small business--and/or if or how they've been modified.

What a SNAFU we have here.