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May 19, 2020

The Morning Report - 5/19/20


Good morning, kids. Tuesday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage.

There's no doubt that the damage has been done to our economy, our lives, our health and collective psyche, not by the Chinese Lung AIDS but by the spectacularly disastrous decision to quarantine the entire country. Yet, despite my being depressed about all of this, eternal optimist that I am, as I scan all of the links this morning, I am beginning to detect things on the horizon that no one could have anticipated. Especially the Leftists who are hell bent at keeping America held prisoner even as the pretext for doing so collapses like a wet egg roll.

First, a county judge slapped down Oregon dictator Kate Brown-Shirt's restrictions "null and void." The crux of the decision was based on bans on church gatherings but it effectively erases the entire lockdown order that strangled the state's economy. Naturally, Brown-shirt will appeal to the State Supreme Court which I expect is probably packed with anti-Constitutional hacks who'll keep the boot firmly on the neck of the people. In Illinois, the bloated, bilious bully of a governor, J.B. Sitz-Pritzker has threatened to remove citizens from house arrest and toss them in actual prison if they refuse to cooperate with his lockdown edict and reopen their businesses. But the sheriff of DuPage County, James Mendrick, gave Governor Schmendrick a stinging rebuke and will refuse to cooperate. "We are not stormtroppers. We are peacekeepers." It's reassuring to know there's at least one law enforcement officer who hasn't been corrupted. Hopefully he's indicative of the profession as a whole and not an outlier.

Meanwhile in the land of Pliskin, Warren Wilhelm Klink DeBolshevik is threatening the imprisoned populace who might head for the city's beaches this Memorial Day weekend that swimming is strictly verboten. Anyone who dares dip a toe into the ocean "will be taken right out of the water," spouted the buffoon. Most of the beachgoers in NYC are essentially the working poor. They may vote Democrat but the only thing that will keep most people out of the water will be the weather. It will be interesting to see the police attempt to pull people out, especially if people go in en masse. Blacks and Latinos aren't exactly fans of the cops here as it is, and the optics of them going in and physically pulling people out of the water will be disastrous.

In the rest of normal America, places like Texas, Wisconsin and Colorado are opening back up, with varying degrees of the idiotic social distancing still in place. But the feared and widely predicted spike in deaths and infections in those places have yet to occur and more than likely won't. Warmer weather and sunshine, and most importantly the long-delayed herd immunity kicking in thanks to people mingling with one another is the key. Beyond that, the Peking Pox just was not the extinction-level event it was pimped as. The deaths and hospitalizations that it did and still may cause, tragic though they were, are just one more cause of death added to the hundreds that have claimed the lives of every living thing on this planet for the past couple/three billion years.

Yes, the longer the imprisonment of America continues, the more damage we do to ourselves. But I think Americans across the political and socio-economic spectrum have had enough of this abuse. Aside from the dead-ender hardcore Leftists, most people who see Texans and Wisconsinites enjoying themselves in bars and restaurants, going back to work, getting their hair cut and nails done and free to just go about their lives without being scolded and put upon by, as Ace calls them, the "Karenwaffe," are going to want that as well. That reaction is happening, even in the twin anti-American bastions of New York and California.

And although the economy has been laid low in a way not seen since the FDR-induced Great Depression, President Trump's approval has not only not been seriously damaged, but is actually hitting historic highs, both personally and even compared to the past three presidents. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I'm beginning to think that it's a reflection of more than just the base, especially in light of the events of the past 2-3 months. I get the sensation that it's more about the disaffection of traditional Democrats and Republicans at the Democrat-Media Complex.

What was done to America was a category eleventy hurricane. The Democrats think that they will be the ones to dictate how things get rebuilt, and for sure they are racing pell-mell to try and finish us off for good. But I have a feeling they will fail yet again, and spectacularly. So much of the failure and corruption of big government and socialist-progressive policy has been exposed with the election of Trump and the Peking Pox Plague Panic has exposed much more to more people in just a couple of months. If we play our cards right, there is one gigantic silver lining in all of this just over the horizon.

Lift the lockdowns. Liberate America.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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