Skip to comments.All Paranoids Now?
Posted on 03/09/2020 4:50:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
The hourly reports of suspected cases. The images of healthcare workers garbed like aliens from outer space. Stories of frantic mothers dousing their childrens chubby fingers with Smirnoff since Costco ran out of hand sanitizer. Experts describing the situation in grave tones. Helpless people trapped on luxury cruise ships.
Is it any wonder were all becoming paranoid?
Theres always something, Gilda Radners SNL character Roseanne Roseannadanna famously said.
Everything is going along swimmingly and then something unexpected comes along and seems to change everything. The latest something is called the Covid-19 Corona Virus. It may be the most publicized communicable disease since the Spanish Flu. We are learning more about it every day. In the process, we are learning more about ourselves.
Politicizing how this all got started and who is to blame misses the point. It is. Its a fact. Now deal with it.
Frantically running back and forth like those terrified lemmings on Wall Street will do absolutely no good. Panic makes rational thought impossible.
Blaming the Trump administration is akin to the A## in the Escalade who lays on the horn in a traffic jam. As if obnoxious noise will get cars moving any faster. It only makes everyone else even more agitated. Pointing fingers right now wont score any political points either. Americans have no appetite for Chicken Littles, especially among those who aspire to be our leaders. We admire strength in our leaders. Indeed, we demand it. Lincoln and Roosevelt are chiseled into Rushmore for a reason. Their critics are not. Teddy told us that its not the critic that counts. It is the one who is actually in the arena.
Fortunately, the man in the center of this arena is named Donald J. Trump. He is no Chicken Little. We can all draw strength from our president and thank God that we have a leader like him in times like these. Courage, like the virus itself, is contagious.
Winston Churchill reminded us that we did not journey all this way, across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy. We come from strong stock, we are Americans.
Our ancestors did not get to the Mississippi River only to stop and say, Wow! Thats a mighty wide river. I guess were going to have to turn around and go back home. No, they figured out a way to cross that river. Its what Americans have always done.
This is a time for us to come together. We are all in the same boat. And heres a scientific fact about a boat: you cant sink half of one of them. This is no time for handwringing. We know what must be done. We must endure and eventually defeat this thing. We will buck up our neighbors and not give in to fear.
Whenever there is trouble in the world, where does the world turn? You know the answer. Just as we draw strength from our president, so the world takes its cue from us.
Are more people going to become infected? Yes. Will it become a pandemic? Maybe. Are some, perhaps thousands of our countrymen going to succumb to this malady? Yes. Will the rest of us survive? Absolutely. Does anyone seriously doubt that we will create a vaccine, in record time? And then share it freely around the globe with friend and foe alike? Within days our scientists had sequenced the genome and produced a computer-generated 3D model of this new virus.
Its all part of what makes us proud to be Americans.
The future is uncertain. The only thing we can be sure of is that there will be unexpected challenges and that one crisis will follow the next. There will always be something. Its part of life on this blue marble hurtling through space. Great nations are not nations that shrink from challenges. They are nations that figure out how to overcome them. As long as we meet this thing head-on, we will come out on the other side even stronger.
Mother had another expression that she frequently shared, This too shall pass.
And so it will.
That is an alien!!!
You can tell by his eyes. Those aren’t human.
From space? Where else would aliens be from?
Feed my paranoia. I’m way too calm right now.
The future is not uncertain ! and this stupid virus is not even close to the deadliest of the coronavirus family, of which there are seven known
Including SARS and MERS. which are both far more deadly strains of this coronavirus
The original influenza a and influenza B viruses are still around in her stall wrecking havoc upon the populace and again are much more scary and deadly than this little coronas virus
So panic if youd like !!
have fun at it !!!
but realize youre being a silly sheep listening to the media
“Our ancestors did not get to the Mississippi River only to stop and say, Wow! Thats a mighty wide river. I guess were going to have to turn around and go back home. No, they figured out a way to cross that river. Its what Americans have always done.”
The only trouble is when you look at the Mississippi River and say “Hrumph - so what? We’ll just wade across.”
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!
10:47 AM · Mar 9, 2020
Costco has permanently ended the food sample stations in their stores.
I just had to turn off Tucker Carlson AGAIN because his show is nothing but “virus! virus! virus!” (pretty amusing, given how many times he’s made fun of “Russia! Russia! Russia!”), with constant fear mongering and dire predictions of global catastrophe.
More careful now, not paranoid. Fortunately, I guess, my husband was already very, very germ conscious so I just raising the bar.
This illness does not require shutting-down America.
That's what everyone said about AOC----and Schiff----and Hillary. Perfectly normal aren't they? Aren't they?
“Everything is going along swimmingly and then something unexpected comes along...”
Statement will read:
America is hereby shut down for any public assembly, gathering, food shopping, movie or sporting event attendance involving contact with anyone until the election defeat of Donald J Trump has been achieved."
Not yet but I did lay in a months supply of frozen Mary B’s biscuits, Peanut butter and grape jelly.
Got the toilet paper, Ramen and rice last week.
I turned off his show months ago. Got tired of the guy. So, I stayed with FBN after Lou Dobbs program ended and discovered Trish Regan. Turns out Carlson actually did me a favor by irritating the heck out of me. The Trish Regan program is superior in every way.
The futures uncertain.
The end is always near.
Of course those lyrics were preceded by
I woke up this morning,
And got myself a beer.
You’re right. Something smells.
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