Warning: language will get a little salty in this
A tale of a couple stories:
Politico quietly updated a story after first claiming that President Donald Trump currently “owes millions to the Bank of China” Friday.
The publication posted an article Friday suggesting President Donald Trump currently “owes” millions of dollars to the Bank of China, adding that “the loan is due soon.” Politico was forced to quietly edit its story after it was determined that Trump apparently did not currently owe the Bank of China millions of dollars.
Of the 4,377 coronavirus deaths in New Jersey, over 1,700 died due to infections in nursing homes. That nearly 40% of coronavirus deaths in one of the hardest hit states took place in nursing homes casts a stark light on the misplaced priorities of blue states battling the pandemic by locking down houses of worship and small businesses, while putting few to no resources into protecting nursing home residents.
New Jersey’s coronavirus deaths were part of the coronavirus outbreak in 425 nursing homes. At one nursing home, after an anonymous tip, police found 17 bodies being stored in a shed.
Let’s tackle the first story:
How many times have we seen this? You know: where something is reported – often rather breathlessly – about anyone on the wrong side of the Democrats only to find out that the actual facts are the opposite of what was reported? That is, what was reported was a flat out, bald faced lie? You can probably think of dozens of such instances over the past few years. If you dug around for a while, you’re going to swiftly find hundreds (just in fake racist attacks we’re probably at an astonishing number).
And, yet, when most people on the right comment about such things, it is in terms of “how could this have happened?” and usually ending with something along the lines of “this is not a good look; do better, Media”. But that doesn’t get at what really happened: a lie. A deliberate, malicious lie. These aren’t mistakes. Mistakes are fairly rare when you have multiple sets of eyes on a news report before publication – and they would, over time, work out to about 50/50 against both sides. From what I understand, Politico didn’t even contact the bank in question before reporting Trump owed millions to it. I think that would be my first inclination if someone told me something like that about any American politician: checking out if the basic facts alleged are true. Politico didn’t – and my assumption is because they made the whole thing up.
I’m serious: a bunch of people at Politico sat around one day and brainstormed what they could say to help the Democrat Narrative…in this case, trying to attack Trump over China as China is one of the huge cards Trump holds over Biden. After discussion, this is what they came up with…and that they were swiftly caught doesn’t matter in the least. I absolutely guarantee you that years from now I’ll come across Progressives on social media who will assert that Trump downplayed Coronavirus because he owed millions to a Chinese bank. The hit was accomplished; millions of people – because they saw the headline bubble up on social media and/or TV news – are now convinced that Trump has dirty ties to China. But that is not really the important point here. What’s important is that the media lies. They lie quite brazenly. They lie all the time. And all of their lies are at the service of the Democrat party – of which almost all media people belong to or at least heavily sympathize with.
And that brings me to the second story: the huge portion of Coronavirus deaths which are happening in nursing homes. Not being reported very much, is it? Oh, the total number of deaths are being reported – rather excitedly – by the MSM. They love that ever-rising total number of deaths. One MSM hack actually asked President Trump yesterday if the number of deaths means he shouldn’t be re-elected. You’d get the impression listening to the MSM and to Democrats that they care about the deaths…that they think the deaths are bad and we should really, really work hard to stop the dying. But, then you see the report: massive numbers of deaths at nursing homes. Hey, wait a sec: shouldn’t this matter?
I mean, after all, we’ve known nearly from the start that Coronavirus has a much higher mortality rate among elderly people, especially if they have underlying conditions, which most people in nursing homes have to one extent or another (its kinda why they’re in there, right?). If your greatest desire is to reduce the number of deaths, don’t you think you’d have expended a little bit of energy on making sure that nursing homes had adequate resources to deal with Coronavirus? That maybe you’d try to provide some separation between the oldsters? Not have them packed so tightly in? Certainly you wouldn’t actually send a geezer with Coronavirus to a nursing home, right? Well, not quite:
New York’s nursing homes weren’t allowed to challenge a controversial order to admit patients with the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday — even though it’s been blamed for spreading the deadly disease among residents.
“They don’t have a right to object. That is the rule and that is the regulation and they have to comply with that,” Cuomo said during his daily briefing in Albany.
Shut down everything! You can’t even go to the park! We’ll arrest you – I have that power!!! So goes the darling of the MSM, Democrat Governor Cuomo…but, hey, sh**; sorry, nursing home, rule is you gotta accept the diseased person into your rather small and close-packed facility.
Why in the f*** would you do that? I mean, seriously: as a mere human being if you are tasked with anything related to the care of other human beings, why would you in a million years consider not merely allowing, but forcing infected people into the company of a very high risk population?
Cuomo is out there, day after day, saying his actions are to save lives – and its all reported in the MSM as if he’s actually, you know, trying to save lives…but his order for nursing homes to accept patients with Coronavirus is a death sentence for people in the nursing homes. There’s no way to mistake that or put it any other way: you put someone infected with Coronavirus in a place with a high risk population and you know that people are doing to catch it and die. And yet, Cuomo gave the order. There is no way that Cuomo is stupid enough to think that this wouldn’t result in more infections in an at-risk population thus resulting in more deaths. He definitely, absolutely and with no shadow of a doubt knew what he was doing – and what he was doing was trying to drive up the death toll.
No, Mark! You can’t say that! That just isn’t fair or right! Oh, yeah: watch me.
Two plus two equals four. Always good to remember that. All sorts of people will come up with vastly complex reasons for you to believe – if you want – that it equals five but the bottom line remains: two plus two equals four. What is more likely here:
1. Cuomo simply forgot that Coronavirus is infectious?
2. Cuomo felt that a miracle would occur and no geezers exposed would die?
3. Cuomo is a veritable drooling idiot who just doesn’t know how things work?
3. Cuomo wanted higher death tolls?
“Well, Mark: maybe there wasn’t room for them anywhere else?”
No, sorry: if you have someone infected with a virulent disease which specifically reaps a bloody harvest among a certain demographic group you do not put infected people in with that group. You do not do that. Not ever. You find some place else for them. Better if they are left to die in a gutter than be sent into a place where scores of others can get infected and die. And, as it turns out, there were other places for them – the temporary hospital at the Javits Center is a 2,500 bed facility which has, to date, seen a total of 1,094 patients and currently has 72. It never got close to being full. The USNS Comfort – rushed to NYC at great speed and expense – barely saw anyone. In other words, when Cuomo gave his order to nursing homes to accept Coronavirus patients, he had other places to send them. He choose to send them to the place where they were sure to do the most damage.
Because he wants more dead people.
I’m sorry, but there it is: it is the only rational conclusion to draw from it. Remember: Democrats are the party in favor of federally-funded abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. Not a group of people actually concerned greatly about any individual human life. What matters to a Democrat in an election year whether or not someone’s grandma dies in Brooklyn nursing home? That Democrat, after all, isn’t concerned that grandma’s great-grandson is to be aborted tomorrow in the ninth month. And, in fact, if grandma kicking the bucket can be blamed on the Republicans – especially on Trump – where’s the downside for the Democrat? And its not like he has to worry about the media putting two and two together. No chance the NY Times or CNN will ask Cuomo, “your order to nursing homes to accept infected people pretty much ensures more people will die; how do you justify that?”. It won’t happen – because, as noted, the media is Democrats. They are just as ok with all this as official members of the party are…it helps the media, after all: they can concentrate on the very easy story of how many are dead and allows them to keep up an endless drumbeat about how its Trump’s fault.
And the reason for all this is simple: power. The Democrats want it. Very, very badly. Power is all – more important than sex or money, especially as once you get power, you get all the sex and money you want. It doesn’t matter what happens as long as Democrats get power.
Democrats will push up death totals while keeping you from going back to work for the simple reason that high death totals and you unemployed makes it easier for them to beat Trump – at least in their theory. Maybe it won’t – but the Democrats are sure trying. Two plus two does equal four: there is no rational reason to keep a guy from giving a haircut at his barbershop as long as a few simple protocols are followed – and no rational reason to send infected people into nursing homes. You only ban the haircut and send in the infected if your desire is poverty and death.
And the media – remember – is merely Democrats working a different beat. They will simply report whatever bullsh** the Democrats need them to report…whether its a refusal to point out the obvious (infected people shouldn’t be sent to nursing homes) or simply making up negative stuff about Trump (owes millions to a Chinese bank), the media will gamely do it. Without the slightest shame – like the rest of the Democrats, only results matter. If the results of a series of lies is that a Republican is beaten, then the media is just as pleased as regular Democrats about it.
What we are faced with in the Democrats and their media allies are very ruthless, very determined and relentlessly dishonest people who want to win regardless of cost. I hope we can beat them – I think that if anyone can, it is Trump…but if he does win, then starting in 2021, we really – as a people – need to start figuring out ways to correct this state of affairs: this condition where elected officials and their media transcriptionists are able to lie without consequences. How, exactly, we fix that I’m not sure – but we must do so, if we are to survive long terms as a Republic.