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The GOP thinks we are helpless to fight China kryptonite

{{insert corny image of Superman struggling to overcome the kryptonite field}}

Are Republicans serious?? They want to continue blaming China for this fiasco of their own making?

China didn’t tell us what was going on.

China wasn’t honest about how bad it was.

China is stealing trade secrets (thank you Dr. Fauci for straightening out her ass on that one, not that it will matter to her Fox drunk constituents)

Here’s the god honest truth. News about Covid hit my radar sometime late in 2019. I got distracted by the impeachment stuff but clearly remember returning home from Ontario Canada on MLK Jr.s holiday Monday January 20 and checking the John Hopkins University Covid tracker a day or two later. That was notable to me because Toronto was already reporting 2 cases. (I wasn’t in Toronto but I saw it from my car).

By that time, I knew that China had closed a whole city of 11 million people.

Look, you don’t have to be a rocket surgeon or even particularly bright to figure out that if a city of 11 million people needs to go on enforced lockdown, the virus is pretty f{}%*ng serious. Maybe not Walking Dead serious but pretty damn close.

If some politician is trying to convince you that they had NO IDEA that coronavirus was serious after they heard about Hubei shutting down in January, then they probably also think you’ll buy any stupid ass shit they want to throw at you to deflect blame from themselves for the criminal inaction and politicizing.

But it’s worse than that.

Because they are getting all whiny that those mean Chinese didn’t like us and were all mean and made us completely defenseless to their insidious and evil scheme to take over the world.

Did the Chinese have to disclose everything to scare the bejesus out of Republicans? Must they be spoon fed everything? Talk real slow to these representatives so they understand that shutting down a city of 11 million people means we have a SHTF scenario?

And if we’re so great, why weren’t we able to cleverly out think them? Make our own PPE? Figure out a response that suited our country instead of waiting for instructions from Beijing? What ever happened to American exceptionalism? We’re the richest, smartest, baddest ass country on the whole planet- ever. Why are the Republican representatives saying we couldn’t stand up to the Chinese?

Are Republicans really trying to make the argument that after 4 years of them having a vice grip on the country in the Senate, Courts and White House, we were not able to defend ourselves against the megalomania machinations of the Chinese??

Us? THE GREATEST COUNTRY in the WORLD cringes and cries helplessly at the feet of China as it stomps all over us??

THAT’S a winning message??

Omg, please be serious. 🙄

I am really irritated today. Maybe it’s the antibiotics. Or maybe the stupidity is reaching catastrophic orders of magnitude.

10 Responses

  1. How Trump Broke America 😡

    https://www.juancole.com/2020/07/america-plummets-historic.html

    Thanks a fucking heap, Stupid White Folks.

    • That was IBW above.

    • I don’t believe the stats from Hong Kong. It’s improbable at best.
      It doesn’t invalidate anything I wrote about China. China didn’t make us act like morons.

  2. Here you go, if you want to edit the post. :mrgreen:

    • Thanks, I found a zillion of them. Too many to choose from. Thought about substituting a Captain Kirk overacting to struggle with alien life form taking over his will.

  3. The Weekly Reminder (no, they don’t pay me to do this): 😛

    8 PM – 9 PM (North American) Central: The Magical Mystery Tour. Host Tom Wood picks a theme for each week in this all-Beatles show.

    9 PM – 12 AM (NA) Central: The legendary Beaker Street returns, with Clyde Clifford back in the saddle.

    Both shows are found on this site: https://arkansasrocks.com/

    Also, if you can’t catch Beaker Street live, the older shows are available at
    https://beakerstreetsetlists.com/

    Tonight’s show will probably be available tomorrow if you can’t catch it live.

    • Thanks, IBW!! I’d stream them on my front page if I could figure a way to do it.

  4. 😀 By Nebezial.

  5. Cat meets hedgehog. 😆

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