Ronsday – Cough-19 Epizootic

Ron rants.

O.K. I am now officially convinced that no one, that’s NO FARGIN ONE!!, knows what the hell is going on with the Cough-19 epizootic.

Jay Zeus Haitch Crates, first “it ain’t airborne.” Then “it ain’t contagious.” Then “it ain’t any worse than reg’lar flu.” Then “Holy Shit! We’re all gonna die!”

Then it was “Everybody into the cave! Buy all the toilet paper you can! Drink Clorox and spray your lungs with Lysol. Don’t leave the house – for any reason!” “Trust the doctors . . . NO, not THAT doctor!!”

I’m beginning to believe some of the conspiracy theories I’ve been readin about Soros and Gates and Thunbergites and all the rest who want to completely do away with fossil fuels, reduce planet human population by at least 80%, and keep everybody except nurses and truck drivers huddled in their homes, in perpetuity.

This mornin I read the interview by Neil Cavuto with a doctor who called him a mucking foron for saying “you will die” from taking hydroxychloriquine. Go here

So then I toasted a bagel and started readin articles on how many people have died and which doctors say it works and which don’t and on and on and on. What’d I learn??? That Nobody freakin knows. NOBODY!

Best I can come up with is that, much like with many other medications, certain people should not use the stuff . . . like some people can’t use penicillin and some can’t handle ibuprofen, and my wife for example can’t use simvastatin, but she can use atorvastatin. I, for example, don’t tolerate codeine well, and hydrochlorothiazide damned near totally wrecked my kidneys.

Apparently certain types of blood disorders and heart issues make chloroquine in any form dangerous, even lethal. And nobody should ever take powerful drugs without first talking it over with their doctors.

Now, yes . . . some doctors will prescribe it just on request, same as a whole lotta docs did with the opioids (which killed grunches of people after a while). And not every doc sees every aspect of every patient’s health every time. Mistakes happen.

But as soon as DJT says he’s usin the stuff as a prophylaxis, the left turns it into a political weapon. Only problem I see with it – since he’s regularly checked out by the best medical staff available on the friggin planet – is that his endorsing it as a preventive will cause a run on it, thus depriving lupus and severe arthritis and malaria patients access to it. AND, drive the price up.

“It’ll take two years, at least, to develop and trust a vaccine.” Followed immediately by “Reports suggest that we will have a working, tested, affordable treatment by Christmas.”

And then, “The only way to handle this is if everyone wears a mask and stays home.” Followed immediately by, “The quarantine cure will wind up killing more people and ruining more lives than the disease.”

I’m tellin ya, guys . . . you ask 5 doctors what to do about this crap and you’ll get 8 different answers. Nobody freakin knows squat. But I do know this – you keep this country shut down and the economy on hold much longer, and we’ll slide right by recession and into depression.

And you run one more multi-trillion “relief” package out requiring the printing of trainloads of currency backed by absolutely NOTHING, and in a few years it’ll take a dump truck full of Franklins to buy a friggin potato. What I DON’T know is if that’ll be before or after the revolution.

I’m gonna go to YouTube and find some old comedy skits to watch ‘til the sun comes up, then I’m gonna go edge the driveway and sidewalk . . . anything to clear my mental palate of the drecch I find on the news these days. I mean, hell . . . I never cared for Cavuto, and never watched him, but I got the impression that a lotta Fox viewers placed great trust in him. And now he comes up with “That stuff’ll kill you!” ??? Mucking anti-Trump foron.

An afterword from me.

Yannow, when Ron and I were in the Navy and we were serving in the tropics we took a drug similar to chloroquine (if not chloroquine itself). All I remember is it was a form of quinine and we took it to prevent us from getting malaria. Some guys refused to take it because it gave them the shits but I had no side effects from it whatsoever. Geez! If we come up with a vaccine and Trump recommends it, the Dimocrata and the Fake News Media will come out against it.

Joke Of The Day

From my friend Phil.

Ole and Sven were drinking buddies who worked as aircraft mechanics in Minneapolis and one day the airport was fogged in and they were stuck in the hangar with nothing to do.

Ole said, “I vish ve had somethin ta drink!”

Sven says, “Me too. Y’know, I hear ya can drink dat jet fuel and get a buzz. Ya vanna try it?”

So they pour themselves a couple of glasses of high octane hooch and got completely smashed.

Next morning Ole woke up and is surprised at how good he feels. In fact he feels GREAT! NO hangover! NO bad side effects. Nothing!

The phone rang. It was Sven who asks “How iss you feelin dis mornin?”

Ole says, “I feel great. How bout you?”

Sven says, “I feel great, too. Ya don’t have no hangover?”

Ole says, “No dat jet fuel iss great stuff — no hangover, nothin. Ve oughta do dis more often.”

Sven agreed.”Yeah, vell, but dere’s yust vun ting.”

Ole asked, “Vat’s dat?”

Sven questioned, “Haff you farted yet?”

Ole stopped to think. “No ”

“Vell, DON’T, ’cause I’m in Iowa.”

Elon Musk

Has Elon Musk seen the light? He opened his Tesla factory in Fremont California in defiance of the lock down. And over the weekend he tweeted the following:

Can he really mean it?

Remember one of Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics. Everyone is a conservative about what he knows best.

I’ll believe Musk has taken the red pill when he closes his factory in California and moves it to a red state like Texas. We’ll see what happens when the pandemic blows over. Until then I’ll take whatever he sez with a grain of salt.

Sunday Metal 5-17-2020

The Eagles on Sunday Metal? Why not. They rocked on this song. It’s nice to see Glenn Frey getting to play a little lead guitar.

To all the snowflakes out there, “I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass.” This song has move relevance today than it did when it was written back in 1994.

AOTW 5-15-2020

This week’s prestigious award goes to Emmet Sullivan, the judge in the Michael Flynn case. The DOJ dropped all charges but Sullivan won’t let it go and he keeps changing the rules. He would not allow an amicus brief earlier in the case and now he demands one. He’s out to get Flynn come what may. As my friend V-Man said, “Never trust a judge with a soul patch.” What an asshole!

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I’m Glad I Live In A Red State

Too bad we have the festering sore that’s Atlanta. Fortunately, we have a good governor. He was castigated by the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, for reopening the state too soon. Fine. let her continue dragging Atlanta down. The rest of the state will do just fine. Of course, Keisha will be there with her hand out looking for assistance from the state when this shit is over.

Erick Erickson, a reformed Never Trumper, had a good article about this.

On April 20, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp became one of the first governors in America to announce plans to reopen his state. He had been one of the last to impose a shelter-in-place order. Critics had blasted him for waiting so long. He did not impose shelter-in-place until the beginning of April.

On April 20, 2020, Kemp announced he would begin letting certain small businesses that were mostly sole proprietors with direct, personal relationships with customers reopen on April 25, 2020. Those included barber shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and, curiously, bowling alleys. What the media ignored was that Kemp put such stringent criteria in place for reopening that most of those businesses still could not open.

Of course they ignored that. It didn’t fit the narrative.

Bowling alleys, for example, typically met the technical criteria for a business that could reopen, but practically could not reopen because of the stringent health and safety protocols the governor put in place. Kemp also refused to end the shelter-in-place order early, necessitating that businesses could begin reopening, but customers could not actually get out and about. Again, the media failed to note that.

On May 1, 2020, the shelter-in-place order expired for most people. Restaurants and barbershops reopened, but under new protocols with to-go orders, face masks for barbers, etc. In a revision to his order this week, Kemp required that bars, night clubs, and live music venues must remain closed until June along with overnight summer camps.

Between April 20 and May 1, a recurring trending “hashtag” on Twitter was “KempHasBloodOnHisHands.” Democrat politicians and others assailed Kemp, claiming people were going to die because of him. We are more than three weeks from this tweet:

Ron Fournier
@ron_fournier
Mark this day. Because two and three weeks from now, the Georgia death toll is blood on his hands.

And as Georgians move around the country, they’ll spread more death and economic destruction
Niles Edward Francis @NilesGApol

#BREAKING: Georgia @GovKemp announces that the following businesses can reopen this Friday…

Gyms
Fitness centers
Bowling Alleys
Body Arch Studios
Barber shops
Cosmetologists
Hair designers
Nail salons
Massage therapists
April 20th 2020

Blood on his hands! People are gonna die! Let me know when we reach the death toll of New York. Or New Jersey. Or Michigan. Or Illinois. Or Taxachusetts. Or Mexifornia. All blue states. We’re doing pretty well here in Georgia and Kemp doesn’t have anywhere near the “blood on his hands” as Liberal icon Andrew Cuomo.

Ron Fournier, formerly of the Associated Press, was not alone in that sentiment. Stacey Abrams took to MSNBC to blast Brian Kemp. President Trump criticized him for reopening saying he “strongly disagreed” with Kemp. The Atlantic ran a hysterically themed article that Georgia was experimenting in human sacrifice. The subtitle of the piece was, “The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.”

We are now not just into the fourth week since Brian Kemp said the state could reopen and fourteen days past the shelter-in-place order expired, we are now past the last major revision of the IHME model, which happened yesterday.

The IHME model is the most widely cited and relied upon model for COVID-19. The White House and Georgia’s Governor rely on it. On May 12, the IHME model predicted Georgia would still have hundreds of daily new cases into August and would have 1,783 daily new cases on June 12, 2020.

Yesterday, the model updated and the update was significant. Georgia is now expected to have no cases of the virus by August and only 367 new daily cases on June 12.

Yep! The blood is flowing here in Georgia.

Where does Brian Kemp go to get his apology?

He ain’t gonna get it from the Fake News Media. He ain’t gonna get it from Abrams Tank. We sure dodged a bullet there. I shudder to think what would have happened if she was governor of Georgia and was running things.

I’m glad I live in a red state.