— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) August 16, 2020
Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 16, 2020
h/t Ace ♠
Projection, thy name is Democrats.
“I don’t want to scare people, but I want you to be prepared. I have every reason to believe that Trump is not going to go, you know, silently into the night if he loses. He’s going to try to confuse us, he’s going to try to bring all kinds of lawsuits, he’s got his crony Attorney General (William) Barr ready to do whatever is necessary,” Clinton said…
Wait! Clinton who?
Trump Administration required hospitals to stop reporting stats to CDC
Marisa Schultz, Fox News – July 19, 2020
h/t Vic on A♠
House Democrats overseeing the coronavirus response called on the Trump Administration to reverse a decision that directed all hospitals to stop sending daily COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hospitals were instructed starting July 15 to bypass the CDC and send daily patient information to the Department of Health and Human Services through a system operated by a contractor, TeleTracking.
“We urge you to reverse this decision, restore this data collection role to the CDC, and take all necessary steps to ensure that essential data is collected and publicly reported free from political interference,” three House Democrats wrote in a letter to the Trump Administration. “We are concerned that this decision may represent yet another example of the Administration’s continuing politicization of public health during the coronavirus pandemic.”
If you dig down into the article, you can find this:
Trump Administration officials cited a lag time of at least a week in the CDC reporting system.
CDC Director Robert Redfield backed the decision and said the new process will streamline reporting and will provide rapid ways to update the type of data collected.
“No one is taking access or data away from CDC,” Redfield said Wednesday.…
Which makes me wonder why
In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Washington Post, four former CDC directors – who served during both Republican and Democratic administrations – accused Trump and top coronavirus task force officials of politicizing scientific data released by the national public health institute.
Of course, “served under… Republican… administrations” is not necessarily a positive credential. Projection.
Posted by: rickb223 on A♠ at July 20, 2020 12:05 PM
Clyde’s link goes to this:
U.S. health officials say Americans shouldn’t wear face masks to prevent coronavirus — here are 3 other reasons not to wear them
Elisabeth Buchwald, MarketWatch – March 2, 2020
Most people don’t use face masks correctly, a Johns Hopkins public health expert told MarketWatch
Bronson Stocking, Town Hall – Jul 17, 2020
Speaking of politicized:
Dominick Mastrangelo, Washinton Examiner – July 18, 2020
h/t Vic on A♠
Angelo Codevilla, American Mind, July 17, 2020
h/t SMH on A♠
Panicked by fears manufactured by the ruling class, the American people assented to being put essentially under house arrest until further notice, effectively suspending the habits, preferences, and liberties that had defined our way of life. Most Americans have suffered economic damage. Many who do not enjoy protected status have had careers ended and been reduced to penury. Social strains and suicides multiplied. Forcibly deferring all manner of medical care is sure to impose needless suffering and death. In sum, the lockdowns’ medical and economic dysfunctions make for multiples of the deaths and miseries of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Bad judgments and usurpations—the scam, not the germs—define this disaster’s dimensions. The COVID-19’s devastating effect on the U.S. body politic is analogous to what diseases do to persons whom age (senectus ipsa est morbus) and various debilities and corruptions had already placed on death’s slippery slope.
First they said, it’s just a mask, but it really doesn’t do anything so you don’t need to wear it (unless you’re in a hot zone in a hospital setting);
Then they said, it’s just a mask, and you should probably wear a mask if you’re in contact with a lot of people;
Then they said, it’s just a mask, and you need to wear one if you go into a business that we have graciously allowed to stay open;
Then they said, it’s just a mask, but you must wear one in a business or we’ll close down the business;
Then they said, it’s just a mask, and if you don’t wear one in public we’ll fine the heck out of you, charge you with a misdemeanor (or felony) under non-legislative administrative law, and haul you into court;
Then they said, it’s just a mask, but you must wear one indoors in your own home (while remaining in full view of the surveillance cameras)!
I can hardly wait for tomorrow’s health tip!
“Dark and divisive” it was not.
David Kraydenon, Human Events – July 10, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠
President Donald Trump made what might have been the best speech of his political career on July 3rd.… The speech was a tour de force of Americanism; an explanation of why people in this country continue to celebrate July 4th not as a day of infamy (as Joe Biden does), but as a celebration of freedom.…
The speech was a beautiful tribute to America’s past—and future. And yet, the reaction from the usual critics, such as the New York Times, were pitifully predictable. The speech was “dark and divisive,” wrote Annie Karni. Meanwhile, Vice Presidential hopeful Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) must have watched an entirely different event, because she suggested Trump’s speech was dedicated to the Confederacy and “dead traitors.” To whom was she addressing: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, or Theodore Roosevelt? (President Trump did not mention the Confederacy or any Confederate icon, so if you’re going to review a speech, please at least listen to what was said.)
What he did talk about, however, was the “far-left fascism” that threatens to envelop the world—the kind that Duckworth embodies.
What happens if COVID death rates plummet to the point of no longer being a pandemic threat? The media will turn it on Trump.
Tristan Justice, The Federalist – July 8, 2020
Legacy media became predictably hysterical after President Donald Trump’s speech Friday defending American exceptionalism at one of the nation’s most iconic monuments, Mount Rushmore. … Trump says America is good, media leaps to Orange Man Bad.
“President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech at Mount Rushmore, leaning into the culture wars and barely mentioning the pandemic,” blasted The New York Times just moments following the Independence Day address.
The usual culprits followed suit, publishing blatant opinion pieces deriding the president’s patriotic address celebrating American heroes as pushing “racial division” and “exploiting social divisions” while advertising these attack articles as “news.”…
If one hadn’t been convinced already, the media infected with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome have now shown they’ll lie about anything. After spending nearly half a decade attempting to legitimize fanatical conspiracies about Russia in a brazen attempt to undermine Trump’s presidency, the media’s alleged truth-tellers have misled the public on virtually every issue since Trump took office.…
The media’s obsession with destroying Trump is also destroying the country. …
As if orders went out from a central director, nearly every major media outlet flat-out lied about President Trump’s speech.
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist – July 10, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠
People who actually paid attention to the content of the speech said it was evocative of Lincoln’s First inaugural, a “kindred invitation to unity in the midst of conflict.”
As if orders went out from a central director, nearly every major media outlet flat-out lied about Trump’s speech. Whether they were engaged in reflexive “political advisor” mode like the Stephanopoulos of old, whether they had pre-drafted their reports based on dubious theories about what would be in the speech, or whether they simply decided that the best way to counter an effective political message was to simply lie about it, lie about it they did.
Trump’s speech, video embedded below the fold. fold?
And Flag Day, USA.
I don’t know who is responsible for this pic, but it’s great. Inspired and well-executed.
h/t SMOD on A♠
Mary Chastain over at Legal Insurrection writes about this, and presents the follow-up tweets of those who subscribe to the Dan Ratheresque “fake but accurate” attitude toward reality.
“Fake or not, trumps similarities to him are still there. He’s a modern day Hitler and he’s only going to get more and more disturbing the closer to election you get”
Trump Derangement Syndrome is a sign of terrible mental illness.
h/t Grammie Tami on A♠
Will WordPress treat a Gab link like a Twitter link and embed the… um… what does one call a Gab ‘tweet’?
Doesn’t look like it.