We look at small things as trivial, but in reality, the things we ignore come back to haunt us. Look at me. I was once a small thing myself. Still am. Another example: A scientific paper predicted that the presence of SARS-like viruses in bats together with the practice of eating them was “a time bomb.” That was in 2007. Now, a warning from me in 2014. Six years ago, in my book, “Not Cool,” on page 136, I warned readers of reusable shopping bags. One study linked them to a 46 percent increase in deaths from foodborne illnesses. They raise the risk by harboring viruses that can go from your bag to the food you share with your family. Reusable feed bags might have also killed millions of piglets seven years ago by spreading a novel swine virus. Other research among humans shows how viruses spread with similar bags, making people sick. So why is this important? As states ban plastic bags, you’re supposed to rely on reusable bags. Which, in a time like this, ain’t good. We’re told to steer clear of contaminated surfaces, yet we carry one to stores, schools, and workplaces. And we put our food in it. Right now, it makes sense to postpone these bans. Hell, we’re postponing everything else. It’s a vector we can control. So the good news? We aren’t running out of food, and we probably won’t. The bad news? Those bags you put your food in aren’t helping. Some viruses spread through good intentions gone bad. The best intention now is to ask for single-use bags — plastic or paper.
Exactly!! That was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on March 18, 2020. Greg absolutely nails it here. The whole banning of plastic bags in liberal havens like New York City and San Francisco has only exacerbated this Wuhan virus problem. This is what happens when liberal Democrat politicians implement politically correct policies so as to pander to misguided enviro-wackos and other liberal interest groups. Thanks Greg! 🙂
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s victories in recent Democratic presidential primaries have been a triumph of taxidermy. So what did we learn, America? First, politics is like real estate. It’s location, location, location. As forceful as Bernie’s vision was, it was in the wrong place: America. Being a socialist in the most successful economy in history is like trying to sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Siberia. America listened to a 78-year-old try to sell a bad idea that’s twice his age. Americans said, “No way.” And the youth vote? It looks like the 50-plus crowd, who pay their bills, make wiser choices. Surprise! Biden is similar to a cardboard contraption that may have structural flaws. At least it’s standing in the right place. Plus, he remembered his pants. Perhaps Democrats who vote for Biden are purchasing a “teardown.” It’s not for the structure. It’s for the land. His pick for vice president may be in charge at some point if he wins. So voting for him is like snapping up a prime lot to build the Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., home, or a Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., castle, or a Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wigwam. Which is why Democrats want to end this thing before a debate. They know that with each passing week, the weakness of what they’re left with is becoming more apparent. They should’ve blasted the radical leftism of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., early on, but they liked the look of agreeing with him. He’s going nowhere. “Donald Trump must be defeated, and I will do everything in my power to make that happen,” Sanders said in a speech Wednesday. “On Sunday night, in the first one-on-one debate of this campaign, the American people will have the opportunity to see which candidate is best positioned to accomplish that goal. … I very much look forward to the debate in Arizona with my friend, Joe Biden.” So Democrats had two choices. The “radically wrong,” who reflects the party’s secret socialism, or the conventional codger, who will limp to the finish line to deliver someone younger and new. Like Hillary Clinton! It could work. But if they don’t get Biden prepped and propped before he faces President Trump, it will be like feeding old-growth logs to a wood chipper.
Agreed.. Thanks to Greg Gutfeld for his usual dry wit and sarcasm calling it as he sees it. Bernie is still in the game. But, his campaign is on life support. Really, at this point it’s Joe Biden vs. President Trump. And, if Joe makes the kind of verbal gaffes he’s been making during his campaign on the debate stage with Trump, then Trump will absolutely demolish him. And, Trump won’t hold back or pull punches out of deference to Joe’s age and apparent mental shortcomings. That’s what John McCain, and then later Mitt Romney, did with Obama. They went out of their way to be overly civil and nice, so as to avoid being called “racist.”…and look where it got them. Trump won’t make the same mistake. Joe Biden will bring a butter knife while Trump will bring a tank or self-propelled howitzer.
So let’s review the media reaction to President Trump’s coronavirus presser. CNN’s ball of hysteria, Brian Stelter, tweeted: “Since the dawn of the Trump era, countless experts have warned that the president’s lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency. As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, those fears may be coming true.” That one tweet defines the media’s dark desires for something bad to happen so that all of their previous hate for Trump is validated. “The fears may be coming true,” Brian wish-tweets, relying on the word all CNN’s false fantasies bank on: “may.” Every story that collapses hinges on “may.” Trump may resign. Trump may not leave office. Michael Avenatti may run for president! It’s a word that provides cover for the media’s delusional dreams. Today, that dream is a disease. This time people will surely die! But it will be Trump’s fault, and then finally I’ll be right and CNN President Jeff Zucker will give me a lollipop! It’s a diabolical deal, welcoming a grim hell just to say, “I told you so.” Meanwhile, Gail Collins wrote in The New York Times that we should call the disease “Trumpvirus.” I say, let’s rename “dementia” and call it “The New York Times.” Because only a truly mindless paper would still run Gail’s laughable drivel. It’s an example of how they’d rather politicize than actually help. Members of the press claim to champion credibility, but their own credibility is a joke. The Times and CNN can’t be trusted on any topic, because their deranged filter spits out the same answer on everything. “Orange man bad!” I would call it a “plague,” otherwise known as “Gail Collins Disease.”
As usual, Greg Gutfeld from “The Five” absolutely nails it. Brian Stelter and Gail Collins are an embarrassment to journalism. I suspect if an asteroid hit the earth, they’d somehow blame Trump for that too. And, if Trump found the cure to cancer, they’d probably say he didn’t do it fast enough. Trump Derangement Syndrome is on full display now with this coronavirus scare that’s negatively impacting the market, among other things. Thanks to Greg for this outstanding piece! Excellent!! 🙂