Am I in Hell, or just L.A.? The other day it was 121 degrees here.

There’s so much smoke in the air from all the wildfires the sun looks like the moon.

Everything’s closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

People can’t go to work. School kids are struggling to learn on Zoom.

Parents are going nuts. Some are hiring teachers, wannabe teachers or former teachers to come in and tutor their kids.

And now the Los Angeles County Health Department has tried to wreck Halloween.

At first the county announced a ban on trick-or-treaters going door-to-door for candy, saying it was too difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches, ensure mask rules, etc. etc.

The public outcry was so great the ban was quickly rescinded, but Halloween parties, carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted houses are still prohibited.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit Los Angeles County especially hard.

It’s the most-populated county in America with 10 million residents. So I guess it makes sense that it has more positive cases of covid-19 (over 249,000) and more deaths from covid-19 (more than 6,000) than any other county.

Daily new infections and deaths in the state are in decline, but no one knows when Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor Eric Garcetti will allow life in L.A. to return to normal, whatever that’s going to be.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden and the Democrats are busy blaming President Trump for the country’s 190,000 COVID-19 deaths and the crushed economy, as if he brought the coronavirus from China himself.

Trump got slammed this week by Democrats who claim that back in January and February he knowingly and willfully lied to the American public about the serious danger posed by the virus.

The Democrats and the liberal media say the president downplayed the threat of the virus to the public at the same time he was privately telling author Bob Woodward in interviews that the virus was very dangerous.

The president was right to be calm and optimistic in public about the fight against the coronavirus.

No good leader would deliberately scare the people of his country about the threat posed by a new, unknown virus – especially while the country was still trying to figure out how dangerous it was or how to deal with it.

But in any case, Trump didn’t lie.

What he told Woodward in private was essentially what he had already said in public.

What’s more, while Trump was being interviewed by Woodward, he was proving with his executive actions that he took the threat of the virus very seriously.

He had already closed off travel from China and Europe, and by mid-March he had shut down the entire economy and ordered up thousands of ventilators and millions of masks from the private sector.

He’s criticized now by his political enemies and the deranged Monday morning quarterbacks of the media for not having done enough – as if Joe Biden could have done more or done anything different or better.

But we know that no matter what the president had or hadn’t done, the Democrats still would have said he was just as wrong.

Imagine how Biden and Pelosi or the liberal media would have reacted if in January President Trump had spooked the whole country with predictions of millions of COVID-19 deaths – before there was a single fatality in the USA.

Or what if he had ordered a national shutdown in early February when Dr. Fauci was still downplaying the coronavirus threat and Biden and Pelosi were accusing Trump of overplaying it and spreading panic.

Trump has done a good job of fighting the pandemic. Now he’s trying to reopen the economy and schools and speed a safe vaccine to the public.

But Democrats like Biden and Pelosi, and governors like Newsom, are in no hurry to see it end.

For them the coronavirus has been a political weapon to use against Donald Trump and a perfect excuse to grab even more control over our economic and social lives – including preventing us from celebrating Halloween?

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.”

He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com.

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BigBob

You can literally smell the stench of flop-sweat as the trumpers show up in force making the stupid claim the idiot will be re-elected. The American people are fed up with lies and thievery. They know President Biden will put our country on the road to the greatness we held before the con-man started following Putin's orders to destroy our nation. So let them stink up the place, but trump is toast and true Americans will be celebrating his defeat in November.

IcePick

[yawn]. Mr Bob

BigBob

Instead of posting stupid emoji trash you should be understanding that trump is destroying our nation and President Biden will put us on the track to greatness once again.

deaton

“Instead of posting stupid emoji trash you should be understanding” Come’on BigBob, Your pal RESIST just figured out “emoji trash” and you want him to “stop”? Heck, how is he going to express his pent up “hate” of our President? Don’t you think “English” might be a challenge for RESIST? [thumbup][whistling][rolleyes] Deaton

Vince Gors

Ice Pick, Keep it up!! big belly is upset. He is SOOOOOO Easy[lol]

BigBob

Who is "big belly" and what is he upset about? And why is he "SOOOOOOO Easy?"

CVA-42

'big belly' That is a good one. You are in the lead for deleted comments and now for well deserved nick-names. Congratulation on this accomplishment. Just goes to show beyond a shadow of a doubt what people think of you.

Old Rovr loves to be picked on by who he claims are his 'adoring fans'. He has to have something seeing he only ventures out once a week to get his mail and In-N-Out for his double-double burger, fries and shake. What flavor shake do you usually get? Enjoy.

Davel2

CVA-42 Seriously!!! What are you in 4th Grade? This comment section has gone

from bad to worse than bad! Are you inspired by the 4th grader you call a President who also likes to call people names? If you don't agree with BigBob, debate him, but stop being childish! You, Deaton, Vince Gors, "Your" welcome, and several others have turned this board into trash. At least act like you're old enough to vote!

deaton

So “Twit” until you’re employed by TNH as a “content editor” and control the “comment deleted” button you got two options. #1. You can read and enjoy the 4th graders commenting here. Or #2. Obtain a refund of your subscription and stop reading altogether? However, this constant “whining” is annoying, but also quite pathetic! [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

Davel2

Deaton... It's not "whining" or being pathetic. Think of it as my trying to keep you and others from embarrassing yourselves with the ridiculous comments that you make. I have no problem reading the comments, but enjoying or having any respect for the content?... well that's a different story.

deaton

Please Twit, don’t worry about me, at my age and in my situation, I’m practically “un-embarrassable” (is that a word?) and please, I don’t need your protection! As for your enjoyment and respect for my comments, what on Earth would make you believe, I care? I get a kick out of you “lefties” always bossing folks around, like BigBob demanding commenters answer his questions and you demanding empathy and compassion! Who the heck does BB think he is anyway? So Twit I’m doing fine. Just think in 48 days 5 hours, you’ll experiencing your worst nightmare and I’ll be celebrating, what could be better? The world will return to normal and the President can continue to “Keep America Great” [thumbup][tongue][whistling] Deaton

BigBob

Due to the Republicans attempts to suppress the vote, mucking about with our postal system and usual voter fraud it will be 15 November before Joe Biden will be declared as president elect. That will signal a new beginning as President Biden begins restoring out nation to the greatness we knew before the com-man and hi grifter family, under the direction of Putin, tried to destroy us. Enjoy the change trumpers - you're going to be nothing more than an ugly footnote in history.

hvnfun

Trump didn't lie?[whistling] He intentionally misled the country, held rally's against medical advice that caused the loss of life, promoted no masks against medical advice. What more could he have possibly done wrong? Yet the trumpers still defend the lunacy.

deaton

That’s only half of it “hvnfun”, not only are we defending the President, we’re going to re-elect him in 49 days 10 hrs. Get ready, the fun is about to begin! [thumbup][beam] Deaton

BigBob

I must apologize for my biggest fan – his claim. He seemed to have a more than usual obsession with me yesterday and last night. He has had this obsession with me for quite some time that includes his keeping a massive archive of my writings so he can quote me at a moment’s notice; has a fascination with my military service (that includes a creepy attraction to my war wounds): has tracked down a you-tube video of me I didn’t know existed; is enamored of my writing career and its success; his making up of cute nicknames for me that show his love and adoration. All of this love, adoration and attention is truly humbling but when someone is so in love with you, they obsess constantly about you there is not much you can do to dissuade them. I particularly enjoyed his concern about my challenging people to prove my comments are in error implying I am somehow egocentric in asking, when my only interest is why none of the usual suspects can.

It would appear as if all of the trumpers are finally realizing next year President Biden will be leading our nation back to greatness and when everyone sees that happening the trumpers – much like the Nixon supporters of old – will become totally irrelevant and relegated to the trash heap of history

One correction I need to show – yet again because the truth never changes – addresses, basically, the lie that trump kept his promises. I will ask – obviously to no avail – for one of the trumpers to explain these –

1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his 2017 tax law did the opposite. By 2027, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will have received 83 percent of the tax cut and the richest 0.1 percent, 60 percent of it, while 53 percent of American’s will pay more in taxes.

2. He promised the average family would see a $4,000 pay raise because of the tax law. You bought it. Real wages for most Americans are lower today than they were before the tax law went into effect.

3. He promised to close special interest loopholes that have been good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers, especially the notorious “carried interest” loophole for private-equity, hedge fund, and real estate partners. You bought it. But the new tax law kept the “carried interest” loophole.

4. He promised to bring an end to Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear program. You bought it. Kim Jong-Un hasn’t denuclearized.

5. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful,” including “insurance for everybody.” You bought it. He didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. Over 5 million Americans have lost health insurance in the last three years.

6. He told you he wouldn’t “cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” You bought it. Now he’s planning such cuts in order to deal with the ballooning deficit created, in part, by the new tax law for corporations and the rich.

7. He promised to protect anyone with pre-existing conditions. You bought it. His Justice Department told a federal court it would no longer defend provisions of Obamacare that protect patients with pre-existing conditions.

8. He said he’d build a “wall” across the southern border. You believed him. But there’s no wall.

9. He told you he’d invest $1 trillion in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But after his giant tax cut for corporations and millionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure.

10. He said he’d drain the Washington swamp. You bought it. He brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history.

11. He promised to re-institute a ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for five years after they leave government.” You bought it. But the ban he signed applies only to lobbying one’s former agency, not the government as a whole, and it doesn’t stop former officials from becoming lobbyists.

12. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. He has created the most dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, and has fired and replaced so many assistants that people there barely know who’s in charge of what.

13. He told you he’d “bring down drug prices” by negotiating “like crazy” with drug companies. You bought it. He hasn’t.

14. He told you he’d “stop foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections.” You bought it. Foreign lobbyists are still raising money for American elections.

15. He promised “six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child whose employer does not provide the benefit.” You bought it. The giant tax cut for corporations and the rich didn’t leave any money for this.

16. He said he’d create tax-free dependent care savings accounts for younger and elderly dependents, and have the government match contributions low-income families put into their savings accounts. You bought it. He’s done neither.

17. He said that on Day One he’d label China a “currency manipulator.” You bought it. Then he declared China is not a currency manipulator.

18. He said he “won’t bomb Syria.” You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

19. After pulling out of the Paris accord, he said he’d negotiate a better deal on the environment. You bought it. There have been no negotiations.

20. He promised that the many women who accused him of sexual misconduct “will be sued after the election is over.” You bought it. He hasn’t sued them, presumably because he doesn’t want the truth to come out.

21. He said he would not be a president who took vacations, and criticized Barack Obama for taking too many vacations. You bought it. Since being appointed as President, he has spent a millions of tax dollars and over a quarter of his days at one of his golf properties.

22. He vowed to “push colleges to cut the skyrocketing cost of tuition.” You believed him. But he hasn’t. Instead, he’s made it easier for for-profit college to defraud students.

23. He said he’d force companies to keep jobs in America, and that there would be consequences for companies that shipped jobs abroad, especially government contractors. You believed him. Never before in U.S. history have federal contractors sent so many jobs overseas. There have been no consequences.

24. He promised to end DACA. Then in January 2018 promised that “DACA recipients should not to be concerned… We’re going to solve the problem,” then he reversed himself again.

25. He promised to revive the struggling coal industry and bring back lost coal mining jobs. You bought it. Coal is still losing customers as utilities turn to natural gas and renewable power.

26. He promised to protect American steel jobs. You bought it. His tariffs on steel have protected some steel jobs. But industries that use steel – like automakers and construction – now have to pay more for the steel they use, with the result that their jobs are threatened.

27. He said he’d make America safer. You believed him. Mass shootings keep rising, and he has failed to pass effective gun control legislation.

28. He promised to make two- and four-year colleges more affordable. You bought it. But Trump’s most recent budget contains deep cuts in aid for low-income and first-generation college students, reduces Federal Work Study, and eliminates the 50-year-old Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, which goes to more than a million poor college kids each year.

29. He promised to eliminate the federal deficit and bring down the debt. You bought it. Due to his massive tax cut, mostly for corporations and the rich and his military spending, the deficit is set to rise to $1 trillion, and the debt has ballooned to more than $21 trillion.

30. He said he’d release his taxes. “I’m under a routine audit and it’ll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released,” he promised during the campaign. You bought it. He still hasn’t released his taxes.

If you cannot address the issue then you are admitting you have backed a loser – a BIG LOSER!

deaton

Proving once again, that while your ignoring me, you read every word I write here! You too Twit! [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

deaton

Biggest “Fan” here, the Crow list “growith” is: “It would appear as if all of the trumpers are finally realizing next year President Biden will be leading our nation back to greatness and when everyone sees that happening the trumpers – much like the Nixon supporters of old – will become totally irrelevant and relegated to the trash heap of history“ Funny! [thumbup][tongue][love] Deaton

CVA-42

Wow. Rovr is busy today with BB and his Davel2 handle. Guess he's just talking to himself again.

BigBob

Who is "Rovr?" No matter haw many times I've asked you for some reason you have never been able to tell us who his person is. I have tried going back over literally years of comments here and no "Rovr" has ever had a comment. And, fan, you are so funny - dumber than a box of Palin's but still funny. Why you losers keep commenting about my having multiple identities is amazing. But you live in your little fantasy world and it's okay - we understand.

Mr Lemons

Since you asked. I'll tell you what I know. Rovr is BigBob's Sybil-like alter-ego. BigBob does not know about Rovr who sometimes takes over his brain. Rovr is the darker side. He lives across the street from the church and drives a smart car. He has his walls papered with Trump news clippings, scribbled words and drawings to keep track of his obsession, Trump. They're all connected with pins and string to tie events together in some sort of nonsensical, LSD-inspired chronology. BigBob insists that he only goes to the Post Office once a week, apparently unaware that Rovr drives around all day every day tracking down who has a Trump flag flying in front of their house. He carefully notes the address and adds to the tally in his tiny spiral notebook. This will be important information come the revolution. Rovr no longer comments on news articles. He leaves that to BigBob because the newspaper had had enough of Rovr and banned him for life.

Davel2

Mr Lemons... I'm sorry, but I can't resist. You should be as informed about actual issues as well as you are claiming to be about BigBob. I fail to see what is wrong with what he post and also fail to see him receive any intelligent challenges to the contrary. Other than the usual reliable commenters who attack by calling him childish names and ranting with crazy hype about how great Trump is, I find it difficult for the pots to be calling the kettle black. Think about it.

deaton

This is an interesting take on BigBob/rovR**? But sounds like the fictional “screen play” BB purports to be working on with “streaming entities” which he brags will be paying off “big time”! As we all know BigBob claims to be a Marine Corps veteran who sustained combat wounds in the Vietnam conflict? Who knows, whether an organization such as this mentioned in the “lefty” rag “The Atlantic”:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/the-honor-guard/505859/

Might be investigating these claims at this very moment? Just something to think about. I personally think BigBob/ rovR** will be seen here much less frequently in 50 days and 3 hours. He’s going to have a very large portion of “Crow” served up. It’s going to be fun! #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][whistling][beam] Deaton

BigBob

There is no "Rovr." I truly love how my adoring fans will go to great lengths to protect me with their concern over my mental and physicall well-being.. However I cannot allow them to lie to the unsuspecting who might believe them. So let me endeavor to correct the lies told in the above, many of these issues have been addressed previously, but for some reason these sad people cannot be dissuaded from lying.

1) I do not live across the street from any church (there is convenience store down the street, otherwise just residences) ;

2) I do not drive a Smart car (I drive a two-year old Escalade);

3) My walls are covered with artwork (some of which are my own photographs taken around the world);

4) No strings or pins tying anything together;

5) I have never taken drugs, including LSD (nor do I smoke or drink);

6) I leave my house once a week, on Wednesday to pick-up mail and do the In-N-Out drive thru (total time gone just over thirty minutes);

7) I do not drive around all day tracking down the fools who display Chinese trump crap at their residences (I observe on my drive into town how much of that garbage I see. And BTW since he insulted our military and veterans the number has dropped significantly);

8) I do not make notes of addresses of the fools who fly that Chinese made crap (and I do not own a "tiny spiral notebook);

9) Since there has never been - as proven by records that go back years - there has never been a "Rovr" commenting here it makes it impossible for him to have been "banned for life."

This is the kind of trash that an effective moderator would delete because it is pure lies, but for some reason the lies told by these fools are allowed to remain.

deaton

Yes I’m sure BigBob / rovR** doesn’t care a “whit” about what his “fans” post here. I guess that’s why he’s always “grousing” about the “effective moderator” leaving the “kind of trash” up? Whine away BigBob. While you’re whining you might check your “condiments shelf” I think you’re gonna need them for the heaping helping of maggot infested “CROW” being served up on November 4th in the fall! C’ya BigBob! [thumbup][tongue][love] Deaton

“Your”welcome

BigBob

BigBob

Sep 13, 2020 3:56pm

Who is "Rovr?" No matter haw many times I've asked you for some reason you have never been able to tell us who his person is.

Mr. Moore get “your stuff” together and edit! I simply watch the no all , continue with this behavior and wonder who is scared this “November”? This is my favorite part” Why you losers keep commenting about my having multiple identities is amazing “! Wow! As the “little bob” rider would suggest 👍👍👍

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - "...no all?" Who is "little bob?"

deaton

BigBob, once again I will hopefully attempt clear the “fog” from between your ears? You are, I have to admit, rather famous or infamous as the case may be and have been known by various “handles” two of which you applied to yourself. That would be HwyRovr” and BigBob your current incarnation. Over a year ago I made a contraction of your handle to rovR, it was easier to type. Then you had a rant about asterisks, that they needed to be added to President Trumps title. Following that rant I added two (**) to the contraction rovR**, since you placed such importance on them. Others here, in an effort at derision, have referred to you by the following “handles” HywRovr, RovR, Rovr, rovR, rovR**, Hyw, Highway, BigBob, Bobby, Booby, Little Bob, BB, Doofus and Clown! This is not an all inclusive list, but does delineate the majority of euphemisms applied to your sorry carcass. Should you find any of these names in future comments, you can rest assured the “commenter” is referring to you! Aren’t you proud? My it is “foggy” in here? [thumbup][huh][tongue][love] Deaton

deaton

Oh, BigBob, you may copy this list for future reference. HywRovr, RovR, Rovr, rovR, rovR**, Hyw, Highway, BigBob, Bobby, Booby, Little Bob, BB, Doofus and Clown! [thumbup][huh][sleeping] Deaton

BigBob

Once again trump has proven why he has no business being in politics, at any level. On Sunday (13 September 2020) he was mocked all over the internet after boasting on Twitter he was the proud recipient of the prestigious “Bay of Pigs Award.” Oh, BTW, there is no such award. Here’s the moron’s quote, “Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!” Oh and BTW, Cuban’s in Miami hate trump.

If you are still supporting this fool, please tell us why?

Mr Lemons

Maybe President Trump meant to say that he received the Bay of Pigs (Brigade 2506)" endorsement, just like in 2016. Pollster Fernand Amandi found that Trump was winning Cuban-American voters 68-30 percent, while Biden was carrying what are called non-Cuban Hispanics 58-32 percent." Doesn't sound like Cubans in Miami "hate" President Trump. Don't confuse them with your hate.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/08/trump-miami-florida-support-410362

BigBob

No, Skippy, trump never "means" to say anything, He just spews his garbage and it is what it is. Sad to see you defending him, yet again. You trumpers are getting really worried and it is fun to watch.

“Your”welcome

Bobby! I’m not worried! To be honest, completely opposite! Keep up the garbage “Bigbob”!

Davel2

Mr Lemons... I'm glad you're hear to defend Trump and explain to us what he meant to say. It's very reassuring. (sarcasm) Of course most, and especially older Cubans in Miami are not in support of Cuba's government and support Trump's rejection of any relations with Cuba. Of course, if the country of Cuba could vote in our election and liked Trump, it would probably be different given Trump will go after votes any place he can get them. Don't forget to Trump, everyone from White Supremacist to QAnon Theory believers, are good people if they vote for him. However, I think Trump's position on Cuba was just to undo the move to normalize relations with Cuba under Obama. Think about it, we have forgiven Japan, Germany, Vietnam, and Trump claims him and KIm Jong-un fell in love. So what's the problem with Cuba? Do you have any idea how many American Hotel Chains and other business's wanted to build in Cuba. It's a beautiful place for tourism and if it creates jobs and revenues for both countries, do you not think the people of Cuba would not pressure their own government to soften human rights conflicts to further improve relations with the US? Even the US Chamber of Commerce would like to normalize relations with Cuba. Now for someone like yourself who is all about Capitalism, what do you think of that? The said truth as I said before, it's a terrible thing when you can't trust a sitting US President and have to question his motivations for everything he does. Perhaps you should read the link below and than ask yourself, honestly, did that sound so unreasonable. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/statement-president-cuba-policy-changes

“Your”welcome

“Davel2” continues with his communist “b.s”! I always love this guys facts! Obama White House archives lmao! Good news “BigBob” and his new book, how “America became communist”! Proof read by the “Devel2” our soon!

deaton

“it's a terrible thing when you can't trust a sitting US President and have to question his motivations for everything he does.” Well, Twit I know it’s “terrible thing” for a least 4 or 5 of the regular commenters here, like you, BigBob, HavasuGuy [batman] the moron, and a couple of other “haters”. However, for the majority, we have complete “trust” in the President! I base that trust on his accomplishments and promises kept! Since you’re throwing around snooty, upper class Twit lingo, like “anathema”, what seems to be anathema to you is folks being able to keep 83% of their incomes, without you socialists taxing it away to give it to non-producing “slugs”, bellied up to the Public trough. It also anathema to your sort that we have secure boarders and illegal interlopers being rounded up and deported, per the laws of this Nation. That onerous regulation and non legislated policies, that stifle free enterprise and the ability or desire to succeed and prosper. That’s why I say — #Re-Elect45 ! “Keep America Strong, Prosperous, Safe & Free” “Make Liberals Cry” “Vote Trump in 2020” [tongue][whistling][beam] Deaton

deaton

Here’s one reason BB, your guy is a moron! "I guess what I'm trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast—and you all look dull as hell, I might add. The dullest audience I have ever spoken to. Just sitting there, staring at me. Pretend you like me!" (J. Hiden, April 2012) There are many more BigBob, many more! #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][love][whistling] Deaton

Davel2

Reagan can't be serious! "The President was right to be calm and optimistic in public about the fight against the coronavirus" Somethings there are just no excuses for. Imagine the same guy who is creating panic in the minds of little old ladies and suburban housewives by warning them if he's not elected, Antifa and Marxist

will come for them. Are we supposed to think Trump is concerned with calm? Are we supposed to believe Trump worries about panic? Trump created the anti-mask

issue which would have saved lives had people all worn them, but the politics of division was more important to him. Trump called it a hoax encouraging people to just go about their normal lives as if everyone would be just fine. Trump pushed the reopening of the economy and in doing so added to the spread of this deadly virus costing even more lives. All so he could boast about a great economy in his campaign. Great economy for who? Wall Street? The bread lines were formed by millions just days after the shut-down. Doesn't say much about a so-called great economy when obviously millions were living paycheck to paycheck. I'm not trying to be funny, but his propaganda machine is out there in full swing claiming the President was trying to avoid panic and hoarding. What was he was trying to avoid? Americans being stranded on the toilet bowl? Reagan is upset about Halloween? A large portion of Trump's supporters are Evangelicals and think it's some sort of satanic holiday anyway, but that's just more evidence of the lunacy of Trump supporters. We are pushing toward 200,000 dead and Reagan is making excuses for Trump who has shown more concern for the safety of Confederate Statues than the safety of Americans. There are no excuses for Trump, and one should be embarrassed and deeply ashamed making any for what is a clear dereliction of duty by a sitting US President.

“Your”welcome

Oh look! The communist “Nut Job” here to support his buddy! The talk of what if this and that, things would have been different! Who’s to say? You, lmao! Sounds like life, and at the end of the day whether you try to avoid the facts devel2, Democrats wanted nothing to do with supporting the president and coming up with a resolution, “ever”! You continue too take from the “reality” that it’s you Democrat’s in the streets burning them down in a violent matter! It’s you Democrat’s wanting to defund our police and “Hate” on our history! The thoughts that anything would have been different under another administration is just foolish!

deaton

You “flop sweating” yet, Twit? 50 days 5 hours until your “worst nightmare”! Better get real angry with your “typing” #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][whistling][innocent] Deaton

Mr Lemons

"He’s criticized now by . . . the deranged Monday morning quarterbacks"

So what would Biden have done differently? When President Trump blocked travel from China, Biden said that he was xenophobic/racist for doing so. Biden said, as president, that he would federally mandate that everyone wear masks. Then he reversed himself and said that he wouldn't, that it's probably unconstitutional. Biden would centrally control rules for schools reopening, rather than let local officials determine when that would happen. He would unleash OSHA on businesses to enforce "rules" about protocol and fine them if they violated the rules. He hasn't said much concerning Trump's handling of the development of a vaccine for Covid-19, maybe because the H1N1 vaccine distribution under his guidance suffered shortages and distribution problems in getting the vaccine to citizens. Governors Newsom and Cuomo are both on record as saying that President Trump supplied them with everything that they asked for to handle the pandemic. Dr. Fauci says that President has done everything he and his team asked him to do.

Democrats should be supporting the president in fighting the pandemic rather than politicizing a national emergency. That would be how you unite all Americans.

BigBob

At the risk of sounding redundant (but the truth never changes) here you go -

This is how trump "protected" Americans from the virus -

1. He shut down the Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency.

2. He fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart in 2018, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

3. In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job and was not replaced.

4. In 2018, at the direction of trump, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 countries, including CHINA.

5. The NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and biodefense, Tim Ziemer, left the position on May 8, 2018 and was not replaced. The departure occurred the same day that the WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.

6. In June 2019, the trump administration discontinued the CDC medical epidemiologist position that was embedded in China – That person left China in July, a few months before the coronavirus hit China. The position’s purpose was to DETECT disease outbreaks IN CHINA.

7. Amid the worldwide outbreak a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, a 10% cut to Public Health Services, and a 7% cut to Global Health Services, the organizations that respond to public health threats were all engineered by, yep, trump.

8. One of the more brilliant ides from trump was ingesting disinfectants as a potential “cure.”

9. He chose Mike Pence, not a doctor, to oversee the US pandemic response.

10. Trump sowed doubt about the severity of the virus, using the word HOAX at events and rallies, even doing so at events where the virus was spread.

11. In yet another brilliant move trump declined to use the WHO’s test. In January, within a week of finding out about China’s mysterious virus, Berlin virologists produced the first diagnostic test. By February, the WHO shipped the tests to 60 countries. Trump declined taking any WHO tests even as a temporary bridge.

12. Trump pretended the virus had been contained many, many times. You’ve seen his quotes.

13. On January 31 he imposed travel restrictions on China. Nevertheless, he continued to allow China flights with over 40,000 people coming in. The US did NOT test anyone arriving from 14 Trump stopped distribution of useful information concerning the pandemic many times. He halted CDC guideline release as states began to open, later allowing release of watered-down guidelines on May 20, long after many states reopened. Church reopening guidelines were deleted. Within 48 hours of the release, he demanded that churches be opened immediately.

15. On March 19, trump said: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Daily intelligence briefings, internal memos, and warnings from past Presidents offer evidence this was NOT true.

16. On March 20 with a straight face trump tells America: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

19. On April 21, trump removes the nation’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Rick Bright, as head of the CDC’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The removal is retribution for Dr. Bright challenging the trump’s pseudo-science claims, particularly his unwillingness to support trump’s rabid endorsement of an unproven drug.

20. Trump relentlessly searches for scapegoats – he has blamed the CDC, China, Obama, the WHO, “flawed” studies, the Democrats, Pelosi, governors, and he continues to seek out new scapegoats and distractions to deflect.

Mr Lemons

Yes, we've seen and been through your "list o' lies", half-truths, and irrelevancies. My question was "what would Joe Biden have done differently?"

BigBob

" - No, fan, the question is why can't any of you prove what I posted is in incorrect? Your calling my facts a "list o" lies", half-truths and irrelevancies only prove you have nothing. And Mr Biden is not our president - yet - but you can bet money on him making certain the American people were safe and not lying about his actions.

deaton

“why can't any of you prove what I posted is in incorrect?” Why does anyone have to prove anything to you, who is it you think you are BigBob? [thumbup][beam] Deaton

Davel2

Mr Lemons... I'm not trying to be snarky, but after months of reading your comments, you're suddenly concerned with the unity of Americans? Anyone being honest with

themselves would realize that it's Trump who keeps feeding this division with his

big mouth. We needed and still need, real leadership and "responsible" mandates from the Federal Government. All over the country we have seen the results of allowing local officials to determine the "rules" based on local politics. Trump's handling the development of a vaccine leaves much to be concerned about given his motivation. When you listen to the scientist and doctors, are you willing to get a Trump, just in time for election day vaccine? Yes, its a terrible thing when the constant behavior of a President leads one to be distrustful of him, but obviously you want 4 more years of this.

making

deaton

Yup, Twit, Four More Years will do nicely, thanks. Yet another reason to “Vote No on Joe”! “I promise you, the president (Obama) has a big stick. I promise you." (Dementia Joe, April 2012) #Re-Elect45! “NO to JOE!” [thumbup][tongue][rolleyes] Deaton

deaton

What’s the deal Twit? You said you weren’t going to subscribe to this “right wing rag” of a newspaper, as soon as they put up the post Covid-19 paywall? But here you are, day after day reading the “right wing” tripe published in this newspaper? What happened is NYT’s to expensive? How about the Bezos’ owned WAPO? Can’t get enough of CNN and MSNBC? Or are you a glutton for punishment? Just wondering? [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

BigBob

"But in any case, Trump didn’t lie." Yes, trump lied and now so did Mikey - SURPRISE!

“Your”welcome

“Bigbob” with his “psychological manipulation”! Beware people as his list of trash will most likely be coming real soon! His new book on “How to manipulate” will be released this month!

BigBob

Hi, fan! How are you today? I am honored that you feel I somehow how have the ability to psychologically manipulate people, but I fear that is not true. However I do have the power to post facts that will lead people to understand they have been manipulated by a first-class con-man (see below). And no there will be no such book as "How to manipulate" being released by me this month and you know it, so why did you lie? But to put your mind at rest the screenplay of my first crime novel is nearly complete and arrangements are being made to assemble cast, crew and secure permits for shooting in Death Valley, hopefully, by this time next year. As always your adoring concern about my life is humbling. Now, as to that list of facts I mentioned - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic trump did the following:

1. He shut down the Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency.

2. He fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart in 2018, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

3. In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job and was not replaced.

4. In 2018, at the direction of trump, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 countries, including CHINA.

5. The NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and biodefense, Tim Ziemer, left the position on May 8, 2018 and was not replaced. The departure occurred the same day that the WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.

6. In June 2019, the trump administration discontinued the CDC medical epidemiologist position that was embedded in China – That person left China in July, a few months before the coronavirus hit China. The position’s purpose was to DETECT disease outbreaks IN CHINA.

7. Amid the worldwide outbreak a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, a 10% cut to Public Health Services, and a 7% cut to Global Health Services, the organizations that respond to public health threats were all engineered by, yep, trump.

8. One of the more brilliant ides from trump was ingesting disinfectants as a potential “cure.”

9. He chose Mike Pence, not a doctor, to oversee the US pandemic response.

10. Trump sowed doubt about the severity of the virus, using the word HOAX at events and rallies, even doing so at events where the virus was spread.

11. In yet another brilliant move trump declined to use the WHO’s test. In January, within a week of finding out about China’s mysterious virus, Berlin virologists produced the first diagnostic test. By February, the WHO shipped the tests to 60 countries. Trump declined taking any WHO tests even as a temporary bridge.

12. Trump pretended the virus had been contained many, many times. You’ve seen his quotes.

13. On January 31 he imposed travel restrictions on China. Nevertheless, he continued to allow China flights with over 40,000 people coming in. The US did NOT test anyone arriving from 14 Trump stopped distribution of useful information concerning the pandemic many times. He halted CDC guideline release as states began to open, later allowing release of watered-down guidelines on May 20, long after many states reopened. Church reopening guidelines were deleted. Within 48 hours of the release, he demanded that churches be opened immediately.

15. On March 19, trump said: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Daily intelligence briefings, internal memos, and warnings from past Presidents offer evidence this was NOT true.

16. On March 20 with a straight face trump tells America: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

19. On April 21, trump removes the nation’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Rick Bright, as head of the CDC’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The removal is retribution for Dr. Bright challenging the trump’s pseudo-science claims, particularly his unwillingness to support trump’s rabid endorsement of an unproven drug.

20. Trump relentlessly searches for scapegoats – he has blamed the CDC, China, Obama, the WHO, “flawed” studies, the Democrats, Pelosi, governors, and he continues to seek out new scapegoats and distractions to deflect.

Now instead of the usual nonsense about the above being lies, prove it.

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