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Very Tough Two Weeks Ahead

President Trump and Doctors Fauci and Brix are warning that the next two weeks may be "very tough".  During yesterday's daily White House briefing, Trump and his key Coronavirus Response Task Force members explained why the nationwide social distancing guidelines were extended till April 30.  Using graphs and charts, America was given the grim numbers as to what may happen shortly.  Some computer models show a potential death rate from the COVID-19 pandemic may cost our nation 100,000 to 240,000 dead.  States like Michigan, Louisiana and Illinois are expected to have sharp peaks in cases and deaths by April 10.  Pennsylvania and other states will peak by April 16.  Alabama and others may peak around April 20.  

 

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Trump Extends Isolation Till April 30

President Donald Trump extended the White House Coronavirus mitigation guidelines until April 30.  On Saturday, Trump went to Norfolk to send off the USNS Comfort hospital ship to assist New York City.  The USNS Mercy arrived in Los Angeles on Friday.  Both ships are well equipped with 1,000 beds to accept non-Coronavirus medical cases, relieving local hospitals to deal with the pandemic.  On Sunday, Trump and his Coronavirus Response Task Force held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.  The big news was that the protocols to slow down the spread of the pandemic have been extended until April 30.  These were originally scheduled to end today, Day 15, of the mitigation plan.  However, the virus is showing no sign of subsiding.

 

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Coronavirus Study Wrong

The Coronavirus study which became the basis of the Imperial College of London computer model was wrong.  VERY WRONG!  Drafted by an epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, (NOT historian Nial Ferguson), the study predicted dire infection and death rates for the UK and the United States.  The subsequent computer model predicted some 500,000 deaths in the UK and over 4 Million deaths in America.  The model assumed that at least 20 percent of the populations of both countries would become infected.  But, reality paints a different story.  Based on data from China, South Korea and now Italy, the potential infection rates are now much lower, so much so that new predictions are that the UK may only have some 20,000 deaths due to the Coronavirus.  Not much more than a typical flu season.

 

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Senate Agrees To Stimulus Plan

Early this morning at about 1:30am, the U.S. Senate reached an agreement on a $2 Trillion dollar stimulus plan.  The Coronavirus relief bill should be voted on later today, then move to the House of Representatives.  The $2 Trillion dollar package includes some $250 Billion for direct payments to most American adults of $1,200 each for those earning $75,000 or less.  Those earning up to $99,000 per year will get less.  A family of four should get about $3,400 in early April.  The bill stalled over the weekend when Senate Democrats tried to add other items into the package, such as $35 Million dollars for the Kennedy Center, tax rebates for wind and solar power, and other typical Liberal agenda stuff.  Nancy Pelosi then warned that she will put together an even worse bill in the House.  But public reaction to this nonsense seems to have had an affect.  

 

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NY Gov Coumo Greed, Stupidity

New York Governor Andrew Coumo is getting greedy for ventilators.  He wants the federal government to send all 20,000 from our national stockpile to his state immediately.  Forget the rest of the states whose governors are also begging for more of everything.  Coumo seems to think that only New York deserves to live and survive the Coronavirus pandemic.  FEMA has already tapped some 3,000 HHS ventilators from the emergency stockpile and shipped them to several states.  New York City, alone, got 400 of those, with 1,600 to the rest of the state.  An additional 2,000 will be going to NY today.  The Army Corps of Engineers has already deployed to New York State to repurpose four large buildings into make-shift hospitals.  The US Navy is also preparing to send one of its two hospital ships to NYC.  Some 600 military doctors, nurses and medical technicians are also deployed to NY state.  But Coumo is greedy for more.

 

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Pandemic Economics

The Senate failed to pass a Coronavirus relief bill last night.  Senate Democrats and Republicans are squabbling over details.  Somehow, the proposed $1.8 Trillion dollar plan has less economic relief than the $1.3 Trillion dollar package proposed by the Trump White House.  Over in the House, Nancy Pelosi vows to put forward her own version, further complicating and delaying assistance to the American People.  Some of the points being bickered over are the amount of direct payments to citizens to help them through the pandemic crisis.  Also, details like whether or not there will be one or two such payments, as well as whether support to corporations will allow to be used for stock buy-backs.  While this goes on, there is now much chatter about whether or not the Coronavirus response is doing more harm than good.  That the potential harm to our nation's economy is worse than the potential of 2 to 4 million dead Americans should restrictions on social gatherings be lifted.

 

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California Lockdown For Coronavirus

A California lockdown has been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom.  Illinois and New York State have also ordered all non-essential employees to stay home effective Sunday at midnight.  These decisions come after the latest Coronavirus update news from Italy.  Over 600 people died in just the past 24 hours.  Spain and France are also showing dramatic increases in the numbers of infected and dead from the COVID-19 virus. Italy, which has about a tenth of the population of the United States, has now surpassed China, as far as we are told, in the number of deaths.  I put that caveat there because it is hard to say what has really happened in China.  What they have admitted to is pretty scary as it is!

 

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Donald Trump Wartime President

Donald Trump described himself as a "wartime president" as he announced invoking the Defense Production Act.  This will enable him to command private industry to manufacture strategic goods needed in the fight against them Coronavirus. As the nation's automakers close down automobile production, they are now looking into retooling to produce ventilators and other vital medical equipment and supplies.  The Act also gives Trump other powers to wave red tape and statutes to speed such production.  Trump has also directed the U.S. Navy to ready its two, large hospital ships, the Mercy and the Comfort.  Both vessels are 1,000 bed hospitals with full labs, operating rooms, etc.  There are also plans to convert cruise liners into medical facilities if necessary down the road.

 

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America Hunkers Down

As Monday, March 16 dawns, America is hunkering down.  Thousands of school districts, colleges and businesses are closing for the next few weeks.  Many will be closed for the next 2-4 weeks, others are already telling folks not to show up for 8 weeks.  A wave of panic buying has emptied store shelves, much like what happens when hurricanes approach a coastline.  During a press conference yesterday, President Trump informed the nation that he has been assured by the major retail stores and primary food supply chain companies, like Conagra and General Mills, that they will continue to provide products during this national emergency.  That there is no need to over-buy.  Later, principle department heads announced that high, through-put testing will in full swing this week across the country.  Some 2,000 private medical testing labs will be able to process coronavirus tests.

 

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Trump Declares National Emergency

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency this afternoon in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  Invoking the Stafford Act of 1988, the President is mobilizing a nationwide emergency, releasing at least $50 Billion dollars in FEMA funds to states and local governments.  The Trump administration is temporarily waving numerous federal regulations and guidelines, freeing hospitals to take whatever necessary steps to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.  Trump has also ordered all state governments to activate emergency command centers and for hospitals to also activate existing emergency plans.  The White House is also coordinating with many private corporations to expedite testing equipment and methods.  Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Target will allow for many of their locations to serve as 'drive-thru' testing sites.  Google is setting up a website for online screening to advise citizens if they need to be tested and where to go.  

 

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China Blames US For Coronavirus

A Chinese government official, Lijian Zhoa, of the Information Ministry, is blaming the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the United States.  On Thursday, Zhoa, the ministry's deputy director-general, is publicly claiming that the coronavirus outbreak was started by the U.S. Army as part of a germ warfare attack.  If this was not so serious, it would be laughable.  Meanwhile, our own Democrat politicians and their allies in the Fake News Media are having a  hissy-fit if anyone, particularly President Trump, refers to COVID-19 as the "Wuhan Virus" or a "foreign virus".  Apparently, doing so is racist and or xenophobic according to the white-knuckle crowd.  I suppose they never heard why Ebola, Zika or Rocky Mountain Fever are called what they are.  Diseases are often named after where they originated geographically.

 

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Trump Address On Coronavirus Pandemic

President Donald Trump gave an Oval Office address to the nation about the Coronavirus outbreak.  The World Health Organization, WHO, declared today that the COVID-19 outbreak is now designated as being a pandemic.  What this means is that WHO considers it very likely that nearly all countries will have at least one, confirmed case of the Coronavirus.  As of today, some 114 nations have at least one case.  Worldwide, over 118,000 cases have been confirmed, the majority, over 88,000, have been in China.  In the United States, we now have over 1,100 cases confirmed, and at least 31 have died.  To prevent a serious outbreak in the United States, President Trump will suspend all flights from continental Europe for 30 days starting Friday.  There will be exceptions if US-bound passengers have been thoroughly screened.  

 

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Brian Williams Math Failure

You've heard of fake news, how about fake math?  MSNBC host, Brian Williams, is a math failure.  As is New York Times reporter Mara Gay, and the production staff at MSNBC.  How else can you explain the HUGE math mistake?  Williams, an admitted liar, was discussing a tweet on Twitter with Ms. Gay Thursday night.  The tweet was from Merika Rivas, a fashion writer and editor for Refinery29 and a contributing writer for the Washington Post.  Ms. Rivas tweeted that the low-ball estimate of Mike Bloomberg spending some $500 Million dollars means that he could have given each of the 315 Million Americans the sum of $1 Million dollars.  Now, you would think that just looking at what Rivas wrote would have made her rethink her tweet.  Simple division would show that the actual amount spent per person was just one dollar and change.

 

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Warren Drops Out

Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the 2020 Democrat presidential race yesterday.  Unlike others who have suspended their campaign the last few days, Warren did not endorse anyone, yet.  Her decision to quit comes after a dismal showing on Super Tuesday.  While she did win about 60 delegates, Warren finished no better than 3rd in all the contests.  She even came in 3rd in her home state of Massachusetts.  Nor did she do well in her birth state of Oklahoma.  During her announcement, Warren was asked if she believed voters discriminated against her because she was a women.  However, in Massachusetts, it was Joe Biden who got the majority of the female vote.  So, if anyone was discriminating against Warren for being a woman, it was women themselves.

 

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Schumer Threatens Justices

Senator Chuck Schumer isn't satisfied threatening President Trump.  Now, Schumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices.  During a protest rally outside the nation's highest court, Schumer warned Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh if they rule against the challenge to the Louisiana abortion lawsuit.  The case involves a law passed requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admission rights to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.  The law is intended to provide for safety for patients in the event of complications during abortions.  One would think that this is a prudent precaution should something go wrong. But abortion clinic operators think otherwise.  They see it as an unnecessary burden and want the law stricken.  During his speech to the mob of pro-abortion protesters, Schumer warned Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, by name, that if they rule against clinic operators, "You will reap the whirlwind" and "You'll pay the price".  

 

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Trump Coronavirus Speech

President Donald Trump addressed the Coronavirus outbreak this evening during a press conference,  Trump began his speech assuring the nation that, so far, the Coronavirus is being contained in the United States.  Also known as COVID19, there are only 15 confirmed cases in the U.S., most of whom will be recovered within the next few days.  Of the 60 Americans who tested positive, 42 came from the Diamond Princess cruise liner, most of the rest from Wuhan, China.  Worldwide, there are over 81,000 cases with over 2,700 deaths, the vast majority from China.  Trump, flanked by relevant department and government agency heads, is confident that America is prepared to deal with the epidemic.  

 

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Trump In India

President Donald Trump is in India on a 36-hour friendship tour.  After a 20-hour flight, the President, First Lady Melania Trump, along the Kushners and a dozen economic and policy officials arrived in Ahmedabad where they were warmly greeted by Prime Minister Modi.  Trump delivered a well received speech at the world's largest cricket stadium, packed with over 125,000 people.  He spoke of the growing friendship between the United States and India.  Trump praised India on its culture and traditions and the efforts they have made as a regional power.  The crowd loved the Trump speech.  Later, the Trump party flew to Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal.  After which, they flew to New Delhi where, tomorrow, there will be high-level discussions on trade and military matters, followed by a state dinner.  The visit is a return gesture after Prime Minister Modi came to Houston last year.  Dubbed the "Howdy, Modi" visit, both Trump and Moti gave a joint speech before an audience of over 25,000.

 

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Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucus

Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Nevada caucus.  And by a decisive margin, too!  With only about 50% of the votes tallied, Sanders leads the pack of Democrat presidential candidates.  So far, he has more than 47%, compared to 19% for Joe Biden, 15% for Pete Buttigieg, and 10% for Elizabeth Warren.  Sanders did well across the demographic board, earning nearly two-thirds of the youth vote, half of the 30-45 vote, 27% of Blacks and more than half of Hispanic voters.  Nevada was a good test state for Bernie Sanders due to its more diverse demographics.  Many pundits have complained that Iowa and New Hampshire were 'too White' to be an indicator of national trends.  With South Carolina just a week away and the March 3rd Super Tuesday contest after that, Bernie winning in Nevada may be enough to catapult him as being the undisputed front runner in the Democrat primaries.  The Sanders campaign may wind up with enough of a delegate lead to make him unstoppable.

 

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Bloomberg Insults Farmers

Last week, recordings of Mike Bloomberg insulting Blacks and Hispanics emerged.  Now, video of Bloomberg insulting farmers has popped up.  Who will Mini-Mike trash next?  Could this be why he is considering to team up with Hillary Clinton as his running mate?  So they can insult Americans together?  It would seem so.  Meanwhile, the Washington Post has dug up more stories about women Bloomberg insulted at his corporation.  Seems that Mini-Mike is not a fan of pregnancy.  Too many of his female workers are getting pregnant, taking time off from their jobs.  He is alleged to have told one such lady to kill her infant before it is born.  Bloomberg also doesn't think much of babies in general.  He allegedly said that babies only eat and poop and are of no value for anything else.  So, Bloomberg apparently hates Blacks, Hispanics, farmers, mothers and babies.  Oh, yes, he hates President Trump, too!

 

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Justice For Roger Stone

The Roger Stone sentencing injustice has unleashed yet another firestorm among Democrats and The Media.  Many are calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign or be impeached after 4 federal prosecutors resigned.  At issue are the sentencing guideline suggestions by the prosecutors to Judge Amy Berman Jackson.  The original prosecutors wanted the book thrown at Stone, 7 to 9 years, for his conviction.  AG Barr, some weeks ago, determined that this was far too much, given that Stone had a clean record and there are questions about his arrest and trial.  Barr told the prosecutors over a week ago to recommend a sentence of just 2 to 3 years.  Stone, 67, was caught up in the Mueller probe and the Russia witch hunt.  The arrest of Roger Stone was leaked to CNN, which showed up with cameras when federal agents raided Stone's home at 3am in the morning.

 

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