LINKFEST March 29, 2020
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===== WUHAN / CHINA VIRUS =====
When faced with multiple action paths, the hardest one is often the right one. As I was attempting to explain to my kids – realistically, probably everyone will get it sooner or later. But by taking actions to slow down transmission, we can reduce the size of the wave hitting the hospitals. Related:
The scary thing to me is that there are people who don’t support this. Then again, from where does the authority come to do this (on a national level, OK, but a state/municipal level?:
I was talking with a friend about this essay. He looked up the relevant rules in his state as we talked. The Department of Health has “ultimate authority”. That’s disconcerting. While there are times for direct, firm action – and I do believe that on balance this is one – there’s no time limit to their “ultimate authority” nor checks nor balances. There’s no ability for the (theoretical) representatives of The People to, at some point, question what’s going on. Related:
Even if there’s a cure tomorrow, enormous damage has been done.
A sobering and prescient take. More recent posts by the same guy:
Dry, very dry… but a good read nonetheless.
‘We will be where they are’: LA mayor says he expects city to catch up with NYC on coronavirus in DAYS
OOH, this is a tremendous human tragedy about to unfold. OTOH, all those liberal voters… dead. Kinda related:
At a government agency? Say it ain’t so, Joe!
===== TOP OF THE FOLD =====
Needs to be stopped!
[OAN ChanelRion / 2:20]
===== ISLAMIC INVASION & RELATED =====
ANYTHING that weakens kaffir nations is part of jihad, and any Muslim that dies while doing so is a martyr and eligible for their 72 virgins.
Due to Coronavirus, Sweden will shut down its borders to foreigners for 30 days…with one unbelievable exception:
Islamic invaders. DO NOT try to tell me the Swedish government is innocent in the Great Replacement. Nor are the NGOs:
GERMAN NGO demands Germany provide luxury cruise ships to transport illegal alien Muslim invaders from Greece to Germany
The rapefugees violating the rights of nations’ citizens after they get there… no problem.
===== IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA – LEGAL OR ILLEGAL =====
Don’t just consider it. Do it.
Finnish government closes off infected Helsinki, capital region from rest of country to stem the spread of virus
Wait, controlling population moves works?
===== NATIONAL SECURITY =====
China cannot be trusted. Period.
===== COUP & CLINTON =====
Someone online – LinkedIn – was screaming about the “America First” motto and how it’s racist, blah blah. So I asked “You live in America – so what country will you put first”?
Silence. Of course silence.
Hangings. Where are the hangings?
===== TRUMP =====
Every day, reporters show that they are the enemy of the people. Donald Trump is just saying what all of us are screaming at the television. Thank you, Mr. President.
And a collection of stuff at one Instapundit link. And another incisive article, found through Insty:
IMHO nobody – nobody! – would be doing better.
===== 2020 / ELECTIONS IN GENERAL =====
Now, imagine someone saying the would NOT pick a woman.
BIDEN GOES EXTREME: Give Oil Industry ‘No Ability’ To ‘Continue To Drill’, Take ‘Millions’ Of Cars Off The Road
Just publish this in every fossil-fuel economy state.
Biden repeatedly smeared a man for a talking point to gain sympathy for himself.
In reading an excellent book that expanded my knowledge of Judaism and deepened my spirituality and faith, Twerski on Spirituality, I read an interesting and thought-provoking idea that murder is not the greatest of sins (I’ll argue against that, but it was an interesting presentation)… that the murder of a person’s reputation through bearing false witness was greater.
In fact, there’s a joke about a man who besmirched a Rabbi’s reputation. The man repented and begged forgiveness. The Rabbi said to go buy a feather pillow, and on a windy day to cut it open and let the feathers fly. The man did so and asked if he was forgiven. The Rabbi said he would be… after he’d chased down every feather.
Remember how much flak Bush I got over a supermarket scanner? Similar outrage in 3… 2… 1… cue crickets.
Yours truly, among many others, has been predicting this for how long now? Though I do wish I’d managed to get one of those Newsweek mags – collector value.
===== ENEMEDIA =====
The problem is that too many still DO trust the enemedia. It’s slipping; on that:
In other words, CNN and others are accusing Trump of lying for using absolute figures (raw totals) when comparing the numbers of tests performed across countries, rather than per capita levels. But the president never claimed the U.S. leads the world on a per capita basis. Plainly stated, he is being "fact-checked" on something he never said.
Hope she gets them several steps closer to bankruptcy.
If they were on the payroll of the Chinese Communist Party, what would liberal journalists do differently?
And notice, of course, that she’s still living here. More:
The amount of naiveté involved by the media in simply taking China at its word at the moment is just gobsmackingly stunning.
It’s not naivete. They are missionaries determined to destroy Trump, and then America. More:
===== CONSERVATISM & POLITICAL WAR =====
The worse, the better. The Left is trying to create a society with no laws.
The Constitution does not vest in Congress the authority to protect society from every bad act that might befall it....[I]f followed to its logical extreme, [this approach] would result in an unwarranted expansion of federal power.
"I just want a government that fits in the box it originally came in."
- Bill Whittle
(HT Cold Fury)
The difference between “D” and “R”.
Never let a crisis go to waste. How many masks, ventilators, and so on could this money pay for to SAVE LIVES?
===== CULTURE WARS (BROAD BASED) =====
[The Intolerance of Tolerance / 5:40]
One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy
===== THE COMING CW2 =====
“After September 11, I wondered rhetorically midway through a column what we in the West are prepared to die for, and got a convoluted e-mail back from a French professor explaining that the fact that Europeans weren't prepared to die for anything was the best evidence of their superiority: they were building a post-historical utopia - a Europe it would not be necessary to die for. But sometimes you die anyway.”
― Mark Steyn, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It
In light of this quote, do you really see most Socialist millennials, etc., humping through woods to set up an ambush?
The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party
The War for America's Soul: Donald Trump, the Left's Assault on America, and How We Take Back Our Country
It is clear that reconciliation with the left is a pipedream! They reject reciprocal respect, based on a mutual agreement about human nature. They can’t have it both ways. They can’t demand our politeness while we are insulted by them.
Which echoes, in short form, my piece The .223 Solution.
===== RKBA =====
Baltimore Mayor Implores Residents to Stop Shooting Each Other For Awhile. " We're Gonna Need The Beds"
But this is umpossible – they have gun control!
3D printed bangsticks. Excellent. Download some now. Disclaimer: I’m not endorsing any design as “safe”… but just to keep the data from being censored, get it now.
The Samurai, the Mountie and the Cowboy: Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics)
===== ECONOMY / TRADE =====
Liberals cheering. For example:
No bailouts. Period. Now, I do feel for those losing jobs / businesses. I do. We’re already so far underwater debt-wise we’ll never get to the surface and neither payouts nor stimuli nor whatever will get us to solvent again.
Double plus ungood. Even if there’s a cure that’s instantly available everywhere, the economic damage will take years to unravel. Convenient for damaging Trump, eh?
===== LEFTIST VIOLENCE & TREASON / CATCH-ALL =====
Let me be clear. I hated Barackus with every fiber of my being. Same with Moo-chelle. I didn’t wish them dead.
Understand: the Left and Islam have the same goal – destroying the West.
===== ISLAM IN GENERAL =====
Part and parcel of the Islamist mentality:
1. Anything that can be done to weaken the kaffirs is good for jihad and the advancement of Islam.
2. If you are sick and die while working to advance Islam, instant martyrdom.
3. It’s all in Allah’s hands, so just work to advance Islam.
Know your enemy:
I can only imagine what this virus is going to do to those crowded warrens called cities in the Muslim world.
Totally in character with the sweep of Islamic history.
===== CLIMATE CHANGE / SCIENCE IN GENERAL =====
“To examine” – meaning they don’t know.
===== RINOS, GOP ESTABLISHMENT, NEVERTRUMPERS =====
Hoping to regain their lost positions and trough-feeding positions, no doubt.
===== SOCIALISM =====
Let them starve. The only thing I feel bad about are the animals that will fall prey to hungry people.
===== RACE =====
[Immigrant Business Owners Under Assault For Supporting Trump Get A Huge Surprise / 3:49]
The racism… the raw, naked racism… of assuming that because a person is of a particular national origin, or creed, or skin color, that they MUST BELIEVE a particular way – i.e., Democrat – is part-and-parcel of the from-the-start racism of the Democrats.
===== MISCELLANEOUS =====
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