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

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fixing the Intelligence

Same shit, different Republican administration.
Senior Trump administration officials have pushed American spy agencies to hunt for evidence to support an unsubstantiated theory that a government laboratory in Wuhan, China, was the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, according to current and former American officials. The effort comes as President Trump escalates a public campaign to blame China for the pandemic.
Once again, we have an administration that has already reached an unsupported conclusion and is now pushing the intelligence community to support their whackadoodle ideas.

What's going on, this time, is Trump's search for anyone else he can blame to deflect from his being asleep at the switch for months, when he was claiming that there'd be no outbreak, that the virus was totally under control, and that claims of a pandemic was a hoax.

Those who parrot Trump's bullshit are not to be trusted with anything sharper than a beach ball.


Dark Avenger said...

You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common.
(Leela turns slowly and raises the weapon.)

DOCTOR: They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views, which can be uncomfortable
(He spots Leela's blank face in a mirror.)

DOCTOR: If you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.

Eck! said...

He need desperately to change the topic and there are no takers
for the noise.

Simple as that. HE wants to control the news cycle and just maybe its
not something he can totally bullshit. Why Covid is not a hoax, not
under democrat control, or Chinese either. Then another 10,000 die
to snap the new back to the real problem.


Comrade Misfit said...

Eck!, the usual right-wing idiots are buying it. I see it on FB and other places.

MarkS said...

I don't see what this would get him, even if he was successful in planting the story. Regardless of the virus' origin, the big unavoidable story is his inadequate response to it. Dr. Michael Osterholm (U. of Minn epidemiologist)was in print by Feb 5th saying it was already here, so it's not just the deep state intelligence community sounding the alarm. To paraphrase Jaws, we're going to need a bigger rug (to sweep this under).

Eck! said...

The right wing-nuts buy everything but that has no reality in the
non-idiot department. They call it truth, but it not provable
and when proof to the contrary its called fake and hoax...

So we go back to Goebbels:
The big lie,
Focus on the lie
Repeat the lie
Blame others....

But if they keep having rallys and gathering we many not have a
right wing... alive.


CenterPuke88 said...

Oh,oh,oh, Eck! Don’t do that to me, don’t get my hopes up.

Nangleator said...

So, Shithole isn't guilty of ignoring a pandemic and letting it get a foothold... he's guilty of ignoring a biological attack by an enemy. He's not guilty of gross incompetence. He's guilty of treason. Got it.