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In The News for Thursday, April 23, 2020
Posted Apr 23 2020 7:34AM

·       Let’s start off with a little humor courtesy of one of my reader/friends. The Coronavirus Horse Race.

·       Why did it take 16 days for Congress to pass money for small business owners that could have been passed in a small fraction of that time? Because Nancy Pelosi stopped it. Pure and simple. Byron York wonders how she gets away with it. From Powerline: She is secure in the knowledge that the nation’s press in on the side of the Democratic Party and will run interference for her, no matter how indefensible her conduct. It is sad, but that is the world we live in.

·       In case you aren’t aware of it, Mayor Bill de Blasio, arguably the worst mayor in the history of NYC, set up a Tip Line for his citizens to rat each other out for violating the quarantine in place mandates he issued. His emulation of East Germany didn’t turn out like he expected. He has been besieged by “dick pics”, people giving him the middle finger. Tucker Carlson had a good piece on just how some or our politicians have used this crisis to become petty tyrants.

·       A new game show hosted by Brian Williams. Sure to be a hit. ‘Are You Smarter Than A Journalist?’ Shouldn’t have any trouble getting contestants since virtually everyone is.

·       Stanford epidemiologist warns that coronavirus crackdown is based on bad data. “The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic,” he says. “But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco,” with policymakers relying on “meaningless” statistics based on unreliable sample…

·       And this from Dr. Knut Wittkowski, the head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research at Rockefeller University in NYC. I’ve quoted him before. “…the coronavirus could be “exterminated” if we permitted most people to lead normal lives and sheltered the most vulnerable parts of society until the danger had passed.”

·       White Democrats are split about 50/50 on how much it bothers them that their candidate is white. Black and Hispanic Dems don’t seem to care.

·       “Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation!” Georgia Democrat, State Representative Vernon Jones (D) has had enough harassment after endorsing President Trump.

·       I don’t think it was supposed to work this way. You’d think Congress would occasionally get something right. Employees irate that employer able to continue their salaries