Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I Hate It, But . . .

It seems like I'll have to switch to WuFlu for my morning post. Obviously, I can't pretend to be canonical, as I have tried to be with Russiagate, and I have to pick and choose:

Alhouse: I returned to Joe Biden's website to see if the mystery of the "Daniel outbreak" had been solved.
Yesterday — here — we were talking about Joe Biden's new podcast, which I did not listen to but read in transcript form. The transcript was awful, but since I hadn't listened to the podcast, I didn't know how much of the awfulness was bad transcription, and it amazed me that the candidate's website didn't have an editor to make the text as coherent as possible. It could have been vastly improved simply with punctuation, but some things were just weird, possibly misheard.

If you go to that link to yesterday's post, you'll see that we talked about the line "we’ve grappled three crises from Daniel outbreak to the Iran nuclear deal to the auto industry rescue." What's "Daniel outbreak"? Many ideas were bandied about. Was Daniel a hurricane? Can you "grapple" (grapple with?) a hurricane? Was "Daniel" a mishearing of "ebola"?!

I went back to the website to see if they'd edited the transcript. And the transcript is gone! It was embarrassing. But they could have employed an editor... unless the raw audio itself is embarrassing. I know I didn't listen. Who will listen to a podcast of Biden talking? I don't see how Biden can win any new votes with this podcast.

At least with a transcript, we can search for interesting things to pass on in social media, but Biden's people have got to worry that his antagonists will look for the worst thing he said and use it to stir up contempt for their man. You know, like the mainstream media do to Trump every damned day.
There's no sport in making fun of a senile old man. But that brings us to this bit of The Five, via Ace's Presser Reactions: Trump v. Acosta, Gutfeld v. Williams, and All of the Leftwing Media Versus Mike Lindell from MyPillow.com. I missed the start of this with my afternoon nap:
.Lots more at Aces. Also, from Ace, Woman Who Gave Deadly Dose of Fish Tank Cleaner to Husband -- and Then Blamed it on Trump -- Is Prolific Donor to Democrats and Liberal "Pro-Science" Causes
It all just worked out so that you'd have an attack line on the Bad Orange Man, huh?
The Arizona woman who said that she and her 68-year-old husband ingested a substance used to clean fish tanks after hearing President Donald Trump tout chloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus has given thousands of dollars to Democratic groups and candidates over the last two years.

The woman's most recent donations, in late February, were to a Democratic PAC, the 314 Action Fund, that bills itself as the "pro-science resistance" and has vocally criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic and held up her case to slam the White House.
It would be premature and irresponsible to call this a premeditated murder but on the other hand this is definitely a premeditated murder. This woman despised the Bad Orange Man but decided to take his advice and dose her husband? And then go on a Media Tour denouncing OrangeManBad as being a Bad Orange Man?

How much you wanna bet that a little bit of investigation would disclose the couple fought a lot?

I don't buy it. This was murder, with a weird bonus motive of political propaganda.
As Stacy McCain says, crazy people are dangerous,  Court records show the wife who fed her husband fish cleaner (poison?) has a history of mental illness (paranoia, depression) and had considered divorcing her husband as far back as 2012.

Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.30.20, Legal Insurrection: Flashback – Rachel Maddow Says It’s “Nonsense” That Hospital Ship Will Be In NYC Soon

and according to the Weather Undergound's WuFlu tracker, Calvert County is holding steady at 12 confirmed cases this morning.

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