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United States is Number One in Coronavirus Cases

United States is Number One in Coronavirus Cases

USA! USA! U! S! A!!!!!!!!

That’s right. The United States of America, with one-fourth the population of China, has surpassed China’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

President Trump isn’t bothered by that. Here’s what he said yesterday:

I think they [Americans] think we’re doing a really good job in terms of running this whole situation having to do with the virus. I think they feel that myself and the administration are doing a good job. … There was a lot of fear and a lot of good things are happening.”

A lot of good things are happening. The mortality rate is, in my opinion … way, way down. That takes a lot of fear out. It’s one thing to have it. It’s another thing to die. When I first got involved, I was told numbers much higher than the number that seems to be.

Yesterday over 200 Americans died of COVID-19.

Heckuva job, Orangei!

What’s the Bombing Syria Debate really all about?

What’s the Bombing Syria Debate really all about?

Tom Tomorrow pretty much nailed it in this week’s edition of This Modern World.

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And Jon Stewart got it right in this segment from the September 3rd show.

“Oh right, we have to bomb Syria because we are in seventh grade.”

And about that red line Obama drew about a year ago: “The red line that they crossed is actually a dick-measuring ribbon.”

Yes, we are upset that Assad is an asshole dictator who uses heinous methods to kill his political opponents and any women and children that happen to be nearby. We wish he would stop, but does the United States have to bomb Syria and kill even more people to make him stop? I don’t think so.

This week there was a an opening for a diplomatic solution to the global-attention-getting, chemical-weapons problem proposed by Secrtary of State John Kerry.

Sure. He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over. All of it, without delay. And allow the full and total accounting for that. But he isn’t about to do it.

Turns out maybe he is about to do it. We’ll have to wait and see, but let’s hope he does.