Sunday, April 05, 2020

Bad Times. Severe Craziness....

What is happening at the moment is simply that the American people are in the process of relearning a vital lesson they should have learned over a century-and-a-quarter ago - during the administration of Benjamin Harrison. Wait for it....
They have been telling us for forty years that BIG GOVERNEMENT is not the answer to our problems, it is, in fact, the problem. Ronald Reagan is famous for telling us at his first inaugural that government wasn't the answer to our problems, government was the problem.
Reagan was a feeble-minded, failed B movie actor who, at the time of his presidency, should have been living in an assisted living facility, being spoon-fed oat meal. The damage that this dirty old dingbat did to this once-great nation is so immense that it will never be accurately assessed. We're talking incalculable, kids.
I went through a bout of flu last week, thinking I had contracted the deadly corona-virus. It seems that the symptoms have made a turnaround and that I am fine, thank you very much. Although I am still as tired as I have ever been, I cannot emphasize enough that we all need to keep to ourselves as much as we possibly can and continue to practice "social distancing". It's our only hope.

Did you ever - in a million years - think that our once-great nation would sink this low? No, neither did I. Get used to the shit-storm. It's gonna be around for a while.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


At 11:05 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

USA Today fact-check confirms Obama did not replenish CDC national stockpile of masks

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years. About “75 percent of N95 respirators and 25 percent of face masks contained in the CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (∼100 million products) were deployed for use in health care settings over the course of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response,” according to a 2017 study in the journal Health Security.

Again according to NIH, the stockpile’s resources were also used during hurricanes Alex, Irene, Isaac and Sandy. Flooding in 2010 in North Dakota also called for stockpile funds to be deployed. The 2014 outbreaks of the ebola virus and botulism, as well as the 2016 outbreak of the zika virus, continued to significantly tax the stockpile with no serious effort from the Obama administration to replenish the fund.

We rate this claim TRUE because it is supported by our research. There is no indication that the Obama administration took significant steps to replenish the supply of N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile after it was depleted from repeated crises. Calls for action came from experts at the time concerned for the country’s ability to respond to future serious pandemics. Such recommendations were, for whatever reason, not heeded.

At 2:18 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Hey I just heard Jared Kushner was selling masks and ventilators out of the trunk of his car.

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Les Holmes said...

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At 12:14 PM, Blogger Pappyz said...

How about this then ?

How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus

Fiscal restraints imposed by Republicans in Congress in the early years of the Obama administration left the U.S. less prepared to respond to the coronavirus pandemic today.


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