Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Trump's Catastrophic Mistake

Back when Trump thought the COVID-19 pandemic was a hoax:
Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made on Feb. 5 during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus.

The officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, said they “didn’t need emergency funding, that they would be able to handle it within existing appropriations,” Murphy recalled in an interview with Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast.

“What an awful, horrible catastrophic mistake that was,” Murphy said.
It was, indeed. Trump wasted weeks, trying to jawbone a virus as well as the stock market.

The virus is relentless. It does not respond to hopes, prayers or rage-tweeting. Insults spewed at a MAGA rally only served to delay American preparedness. Trump slept and said it was all a hoax while the virus sank its prongs into this nation.

Trump was not the only politician to dismantle preparations for a pandemic in the moronic belief that one would never happen. Gov. Brown in California did even worse than Trump. The state had three 200-bed mobile hospitals, 50 million N95 masks and 2,400 ventilators. Jerry Brown scrapped all of that. So Californians who lose loved ones to this pandemic should feel free to look up Jerry Brown and inform him that he has the blood of maybe thousands of people on his hands.

Heckuvajob, Jerry.

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