More Coronavirus

Looking at the meltdown people are experiencing over the teensiest little bits of disruption over the preventative measures, I have a question for Americans. Folks, how did you survive the Great Depression? Or WWII, minimal as your participation was? People are being told to extend spring break for a week, and the way they are reacting, you’d think they got news of a nuclear explosion a mile away.

Tom Hanks has coronavirus, by the way.

Coronavirus Address

I listened to Trump’s address. It is a good address, he said many important things, but did anybody else think he sounded hoarse and like he was struggling not to cough?

On the positive side, my university decided not to bring the students back from spring break next week. Sanity has prevailed.

Easy Excuse

The NYTimes journalist who demonstrated outlandish ignorance of arithmetic recently now claims that the people who criticized her “trivial math mistake” around Bloomberg’s millions are racists. She seems completely oblivious to the fact that the very white Brian Williams who participated in the gaffe got just as mocked as she was.

I wonder how people don’t get tired of excusing everything they do by screaming racism. Why not just say, “I made a foolish mistake, I’m embarrassed, I’ll try to do better in the future”?

Time to Fight

I hope that in the Sunday debate Bernie shows that he can stand up to the DNC. I hope he raised the issue of Biden’s cognitive decline. I hope he talks about Biden’s history of corruption. I hope he will mention that Biden’s shenanigans in Ukraine and China carry a baked-in promise of impeachment if he somehow magically manages to beat Trump.

Yes, the MSNBC and the CNN will savage him for that. But they’ll savage him no matter what he says.

Torpedoed

Totally agree with Mike:

Bernie was torpedoed by the DNC for sure, but at least 60-70% of his now-inevitable loss of the nomination was his own fault. Whiny wokesterism doesn’t (and shouldn’t) appeal to many Americans. That put most of the nails in the campaign coffin.

His effort wasn’t as large a travesty as Warren’s but still — complete fail there.

I’ve followed Bernie’s work for almost 20 years. I was an admirer long before the rest of the country learned his name in 2016. And I’m telling you, folks. What we’ve seen from him this year is not the same Bernie. And I do think he’d be winning Michigan right now if he’d stayed who he always was. But he was either persuaded or flattered into concentrating on the very young college crowd and that was a major mistake. He started speaking a whole different language, and it’s not the language of the majority.

I still believe in the things he used to be for. A strong nation-state, a strong welfare, workers rights, protectionism, regulation of the banking industry, dramatic changes in healthcare. I don’t know if he has time to go back to that but it’s scary to have Biden as a nominee because even if he were cognitively intact, he’s got nothing to offer.

Turn It Around

Bernie will give his campaign update speech shortly. If he doesn’t drop out – and I hope he doesn’t because it’s scary if he does – is anybody good at math? Can get still turn this around? And by turn it around I mean fire his campaign staff and start addressing actual voters and not a fantasy of what eggheads think voters are.

Don’t Come for Us

Everybody knows that, if they are very lucky, senile dementia will come for them. So people aren’t put off by Biden’s state too much.

Nobody wants Bernie’s group of hectoring ladies in hijabs to come for them, though. Is it any wonder that Alzheimer’s is more attractive than Linda Sarsour?

The extraordinary cluelessness of the people who think they can attract “blue-collar workers” with the likes of AOC and Ilhan Omar is the most curious thing about this whole debacle.