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Chainfire's Journal
Chainfire's Journal
February 28, 2020

What does Trump do next

Stock market still tanking

People afraid of the Trumpvirus

He needs a distraction. Perhaps we can go to war with Canada.

February 28, 2020

Mulvaney says....

The way to best deal with the Coronavirus is to turn off your TV......

In the spirit of Obama Care, may the disease from now forward be known as Trump's virus.

You all know, of course, that this shit is no more real than man-made climate change. It is a continuing plot devised by Crooked Hillary and Nancy to attack Trump.

February 27, 2020

Someone didn't believe the the DJ

15 minutes to go and the DOW is down nearly another thousand points. Apparently the horse's ass and pony show last night didn't get the desired results.

Edit: Closed down nearly 1200. I think somebody is scared.

February 27, 2020

Last night's dog and pony show.

Trump timed his latest campaign appearance to preempt the national news broadcasts. Free prime time, complete with self adulation, opulent praise from his number two for the the great job he and his economy are doing, attacks on Democrats. The only thing missing were the red hat crowd chanting "lock her up." I had CBS on one screen while listening to the Trump crap on the other and was pleased that CBS did not fall of it.

The main thing I got from Trumps lackluster performance was that I should not worry about the Coronavirus, as the seasonal flue, which does have a vaccine, is far more likely to kill me than Coronavirus. I felt so relieved.....

I have visions of Pence, in a long white robe, with a shepherds hook, standing on a large rock, on the coast barring the virus from passing.

February 27, 2020

I feel so much safer now that I know Pence has this.

I listened to about 20 minutes of the dog and pony show until I just could not stand it any more.

Is the only job of the Vice President to sing the praises of his master? I worked for a while in state government, so I have seen a lot of bootlickers, but Pence takes the prize, that bastard is the biggest bootlicker I have ever seen publicly or privately.

I am comforted that 65,000 (or what ever the number was) people a year die of the regular flu and that we only have one serious case of Coronavirus. The implication was that if a person dies of a flue-like illness in the future, all you have to do is skip the expensive test, and he died of seasonal flu; problem solved, pandemic ended.

The Don says he has this so, based on his judgement, honesty and forthrightness I believe him.

It is so hard for me to accept this Alice in Wonderland existence we are living through today.

February 26, 2020

How do you prepare for a pandemic?

I am a person who has always tried plan ahead.

I live in a hurricane prone area. At the beginning of the hurricane season, I lay in a couple of weeks of food supplies. I keep one of my two vehicles full of gasoline all the time. I keep a couple of thousand bucks in cash in the safe. I make sure that there are no missiles laying around the yard. I tend to weak trees. I built my house, well inland, well above the flood plane, to stand up to hurricane force winds and I built a strong room in the center of the house for additional safety. I have experience with storms and know what to do to stay safe. When a storm starts forming I keep a close eye on the weather reports in order to make a decision as to whether to stay or go. Sometimes, regardless of how prepared you are, it is just time to go.....

Now the national rhetoric is rapidly changing about the coronavirus and the WHO and the NIH has made it fairly clear that the virus is indeed coming to a town or city near you. The wizards in the stock markets have bet on it.... If you see a pandemic coming, there is no where to evacuate to, there is no way to reinforce my home against it, and it is very liable to outlast food supplies. I live in a economically depressed area where health care is very thin, health insurance is not the norm and people only go to doctors when they are in crisis; meaning that if it comes here, it will likely explode in the local population.

If I were young and very healthy I may not be very concerned. My wife and I are definitely not young. How do you rationally prepare for a pandemic?

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