Is the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) contained in the United States?

Meme showing a dog sitting at a table. The room is on fire. The dog says 'This is fine'.
This is fine.

On March 6, 2020, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, claimed that the coronavirus “is contained” in the United States. There were only 75 confirmed cases in the United States at that time.

Today there are 1,629 confirmed cases.

Now that is what I call contained! The Trump administration is obviously doing an excellent job. We should be grateful that we have such a diligent and hard working POTUS!

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All hail Donald Trump; a.k.a. Donald Drumpf, a.k.a. Lord Dampnut, a.k.a. Dumbnut, a.k.a. Donnie Trumpelstiltskin, a.k.a. Donald tRUMP; our most, or perhaps least, honored (not my) POTUS and our great Bloviator in Chief!

The Trump Blue-Collar Boom — Damned Lies and the Truth

Damned Lies

President Trump hosted a group of America’s governors for a policy discussion at the White House yesterday, and the blue-collar economic boom was top on the agenda.

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/ on February 11, 2020

Truth


All hail Donald Trump; a.k.a. Donald Drumpf, a.k.a. Lord Dampnut, a.k.a. Dumbnut, a.k.a. Donnie Trumpelstiltskin, a.k.a. Donald tRUMP; our most, or perhaps least, honored (not my) POTUS and our great Bloviator in Chief!

On Sondland’s impeachment testimony

How to interpret Sondland’s impeachment testimony. Hint, it is very bad news for the Republicans and Trump.

“I know that members of this committee have frequently framed these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’  With regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.”

Ambassador Gordon Sondland

Translation: Yes. Trump did in fact try to commit Extortion, Bribery, and Blackmail.

Thank you Sondland.

Sonland said he acted “at the express direction of the president of the United States.”

Translation: Trump was directly involved and was calling the shots.

Again, thank you Sondland.

Sondland then said “there was no secret” and “Everyone was in the loop.”

This is completely irrelevant. If everyone involved including the POTUS, ambassadors, Sondland, and Giuliani knew that Trump was guilty of Extortion, Bribery, and Blackmail that does not make it right. He was still guilty of Extortion, Bribery, and Blackmail!

Again, thank you Sondland.

Today was a very good day, but not for Trump and his supporters.

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On the legitimacy of the closed-door depositions

Every time I see Republicans mention the fact that “House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) held secretive closed-door depositions” I want to scream. These closed-door depositions were essentially the same a a grand jury hearing.

Grand jury hearings are always secret here in the United States.

See Federal Grand Jury Secrecy: Legal Principles and Implications for Congressional Oversight for details.

The following is a key excerpt from the “Federal Grand Jury Secrecy: Legal Principles and Implications for Congressional Oversight” document.

Traditionally, the grand jury has conducted its work in secret. Secrecy prevents those under scrutiny from fleeing or importuning the grand jurors, encourages full disclosure by witnesses, and protects the innocent from unwarranted prosecution, among other things.

Federal Grand Jury Secrecy: Legal Principles and Implications for Congressional Oversight

In other words, every time a Republican brings up these secretive closed-door depositions they are just twisting the facts and trying to deceive people by claiming that the process was not legitimate when it is just how things are done here.

The Birth of the Trump Economy

The Trump Economy
The Trump Economy

Economies are truly enormous. They are so large that as a result of the law of conservation of momentum, they take forever to stop, speed up, slow down, or change direction. For this reason, the Obama economy is just now coming to an end.

The Trump economy is a new born baby, and it does not appear to be healthy.

Trump is well aware of this. Why else would he have had his official propaganda machine, the West Wing Reads mailing list, send out the following drivel this morning?

Americans’ View of the Current Economy is the Highest in 19 Years

Americans’ assessment of current economic conditions has climbed to the highest level in nearly two decades, buoyed by a strong job market, Reade Pickert reports for Bloomberg.

He is desperately trying to distract us from the truth by shouting as loud as he can, the economy is doing great.

Perhaps Democrats should just let the Trump economy grow up; Let Donnie Trumplestiltskin commit political suicide, then offer salvation.


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The Trump Economy Image Information

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Wikimedia Commons: Baby Trump blimp
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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

The Undeniable Truth About the Crisis at the Border

One thing that has not been discussed enough is that the current immigration crisis was created by the United States. The United States has been taking actions that have destabilized Central America for the past 100 years.

In addition, the migrants have been mischaracterized by the Republican party as illegal immigrants. They are not. The asylum laws say you have to come here to the United States before you can ask for asylum. There is no possible way of asking for asylum while outside of the United States.

I know what some of you are no doubt saying right now; “you are supposed to seek asylum at a border crossing.” That is exactly what they are trying to do.

Asylum seekers are being turned away at the border, and have been all along. The actions of the Trump administration is in violation of international law.

These legal seekers of asylum are being forced to wait at the border for weeks or even months in a dangerous situation until they have no choice to cross the border without permission in the hopes that they can try to request asylum again once they have crossed the border.

So lets review.

  1. The United States has spent 100 years destabilizing Central America.
  2. Things have finally become so bad in Central America that people are fleeing to seek a better life elsewhere.
  3. You cannot request asylum until you are here in the United States.
  4. When the legal asylum seekers arrive at the border they are being turned away illegally.
  5. These legal asylum seekers are left with no choice but the cross the border without permission since they are being turned away illegally at border crossings so they can try to request asylum again once they are here.

If the Democrats want to force Trump out of office, they need to focus on making these truths known to all.


All hail Donald Trump; a.k.a. Donald Drumpf, a.k.a. Lord Dampnut, a.k.a. Dumbnut, a.k.a. Donnie Trumpelstiltskin, a.k.a. Donald tRUMP; our most, or perhaps least, honored (not my) POTUS and our great Bloviator in Chief!


Donnie Trumplestiltskin Does Not Seem to Know Who Owns Forests in California

Trump Troll :: The Troll We Let into Washington
Trump Troll :: The Troll We Let into Washington

Donnie Trumplestiltskin reportedly has said he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to withhold funding for California unless the state improves its forest management to prevent wildfires. For more on this see Trump tells FEMA not to send more money to California for forest fires.

I do not know, or care, if there is any truth to his claims that forest mismanagement is the cause of the forest fires.

For the sake of argument, lets assume that forest mismanagement is in fact the cause of the forest fires and consider who is to blame.

According to California Forests, the following individuals own the approximately 33 million acres of forest land in California.

PercentageOwner
57%Federal agencies (including the USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service).
40%Families, Native American tribes, or companies.
3%State and local agencies including CalFire, local open space, park and water districts and land trusts.

In other words, the Federal Government owns most of the forest land in California! Therefore, if the forest fires are the result of mismanagement, it is the Federal Government’s fault. So, Donnie Trumplestiltskin is threatening to punish a state for the actions of the Federal Government!

All hail Donald Trump; a.k.a. Donald Drumpf, a.k.a. Lord Dampnut, a.k.a. Dumbnut, a.k.a. Donnie Trumpelstiltskin, a.k.a. Donald tRUMP; our most, or perhaps least, honored (not my) POTUS and our great Bloviator in Chief!

Trump Troll Image Information

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Dave Phillips on Flickr
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CC BY-ND 2.0

Our Moral Obligation to Grant Asylum to Refugees from Central America

Ben Key:

November 28, 2018

Recently, the Trump administration has done everything it could to make it more difficult to seek asylum in The United States of America.

These actions are morally reprehensible.

To begin with, these people are fleeing truly terrible conditions that include violence, organized crime, extremely low incomes, and truly unbearable living conditions. They did not decide to travel over 2,000 miles on a whim. They are fleeing clear and present danger.

These descriptions of what the refugees are fleeing should be enough to convince anyone with an ounce of compassion to welcome these refugees from Central America with open arms and grant them asylum in The United States of America, especially if they claim to be Christian.

When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

Compassion, empathy, and common decency are not the only reasons why we should be welcoming these refugees instead of turning them away. There are numerous sources that provide overwhelming evidence that these refugees are fleeing conditions that were created by actions directly taken by the government of The United States of America over the past 100 years.

We helped create the issues that caused the refugee crisis. We have a moral obligation to provide those who are fleeing the conditions we created a place of safety where they can live in peace. We have a moral responsibility to make right our wrongs!

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. (Galatians 6:7)

Why the Department of Health and Human Services New Definition of Gender is Foolish and Short-sighted

Introduction

The Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance. They claim that the purpose of the effort is to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The problem is that they are rejecting established science that proves that gender often cannot be so clearly defined. The proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.

More information on this proposal can be found at the following locations.

The problem is that gender is not black or white. There are times in which the genitals that a person is born with are not reliable indicators of gender. Some examples of situations in which genitals that a person is born with are not reliable indicators of gender are as follows.

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Androgen insensitivity syndrome is a condition that affects sexual development before birth and during puberty. People with this condition are genetically male, with one X chromosome and one Y chromosome in each cell. Because their bodies are unable to respond to certain male sex hormones (called androgens), they may have mostly female external sex characteristics or signs of both male and female sexual development.

Source: Genetics Home Reference:Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Chimera

It’s possible for one person to have two different sets of DNA. In some cases a person may have both male and female DNA in their bodies. In other words, some cells are male and other cells are female.

For more information see the following.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of inherited genetic disorders that affect the adrenal glands, a pair of walnut-sized organs above your kidneys. A person with CAH lacks one of the enzymes the adrenal glands use to produce hormones that help regulate metabolism, the immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions.

Source: Mayo Clinic: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Intersex

There are various conditions that led to a child being born with both male and female characteristics. These children were once referred to as hermaphrodites. Currently they are often referred to as intersex.

For more information see the following.

Swyer Syndrome

Swyer syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the failure of the sex glands (i.e., testicles or ovaries) to develop. For more information see National Organization for Rare Diseases: Swyer syndrome.

Conclusion

The proposed definition of gender is not based on science as the Department of Health and Human Services claims. It is in fact based on science denial and right-wing religious ideology.

In addition, there have been some studies that suggest that there are structural differences in the brains of transgendered individuals.

Face it. It’s a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world where gender is concerned, except for Lola.