Warning: Wednesday Saw a Major Shift in Shut-Down Messaging

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Fair warning: There will be no v-shaped recovery for the U.S. economy. That is the only conclusion that can be drawn from the narrative that was rolled out at Wednesday evening’s press conference at the White House.

If we are lucky, there will be a u-shaped recovery, but the horizontal part of that u just keeps getting longer if President Trump and the nation’s governors continue to allow the government to be run based on NIH and CDC opinions and statistical models that have proven to be disastrously wrong every step of the way. Last night at the White House, it was obvious that these medical professionals and their models continue to hold absolute sway over the President’s policy agenda.

This is a President who barely a week ago was raring to get this economy back up and running, promising that it would be quick and that economic growth would return in no time. In press conferences throughout the first two weeks of this month, he appeared to be signaling to governors – especially Republicans – that the time had come for them to proceed as quickly as they deemed to be safe to get businesses in their states open again.

Last night, President Trump took great pains to call out Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, for moving too fast. He literally threw the guy under the bus of the federal government, and that’s a very large and powerful bus.

Careful observers who have taken the time necessary to gain an understanding of how he communicates – which would, of course, exclude each and every corrupt member of the White House press corps – know that he very rarely says anything without an intended purpose behind it. The obvious purpose behind his going out of his way to slam Governor Kemp last night was to send a signal to other governors to slow down. And you can be sure that timid governors like Greg Abbott in Texas, who set up a “strike force” consisting of no fewer than 13 committees and subcommittees in order to cover his butt politically, will only be too happy to oblige.

The other sudden shift in messaging that took place last night was the dominant message about the absolute certainty of another outbreak of this gift from the communist Chinese government coming this fall. That came not just from Drs. Fauci and Birx, but also from CDC Director Robert Redfield. This topic in fact dominated the first half hour of the briefing. That was not an accident.

The implications of this are ominous, to say the least, since this new narrative now provides power-grabbing governors like Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Phil Murphy (NJ), Ralph KKK Northam (VA) and others with more justification to crack down on their respective populations even further, and to keep their edicts in place at least through the end of 2020. You should expect them and other governors now move to crack down on demonstrators who continue to exercise their constitutional rights of peaceful assembly and free speech.

All of this over a virus whose mortality rate may be lower than the common, seasonal flu according to the most current data.


It’s amazing how easily and timidly we have allowed our freedoms to slip away. Churches and synagogues remain closed all across the country. How many of them will be able to survive, given that they all are in fact business operations that have bills to pay.

Schools remain closed at least until September and maybe longer than that, even though we know that this bug poses a real risk to almost no one under the age of 30 or so. Even if we allow them to reopen in June, half of this country’s restaurants are going to disappear, along with their thousands of jobs. The list of the economic carnage deriving from this doctor-led government decision making goes on and on and on.

Now, take a look at this:

Regardless of how many “stimulus” bills congress passes, they cannot prevent the absolute carnage that is inevitable in our economy unless we move quickly to restart it. And the truth that no one in government is telling you right now is that they can only continue to try to mask the economic carnage with these debt-funded bills for maybe another month or two. After that, you and your cities and states are going to be on your own. Food lines like this are going to be coming to your city soon, if they haven’t already appeared.

Check this out:

And this:

These are just samples of the tools various levels of government know they will have to begin using in earnest to control your behavior once the economic devastation can no longer be masked. If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, what will? What’s it gonna take?

By the way, I wear a mask every time I go anywhere, which these days is pretty much limited to the grocery store. I recommend everyone else do the same. I do that because it seems to make good common sense, and I will again remind you all that barely 2 weeks ago, the Democrats and corrupt media toadies were screaming that the very same masks that they are mandating today were not effective in preventing the spread of this Wuhan Virus.

We lose ~40,000 Americans every year to car accidents, and it would be a great idea if everyone wore helmets and kevlar vests every time we get into a car. But I don’t see the government mandating anyone do that because the economic costs would be too high. So all those lives continue to be lost each year and nobody blinks.

Or hey, it would be much safer and “save lives” if everyone just quit driving. But the government doesn’t mandate that because of the economic carnage that would cause.

Oh. But what about that “it’s worth it if it saves just one life” talking point we keep hearing? Why doesn’t that apply here? Think about it.

We lose ~40-60,000 people a year to the seasonal flu, mainly because those nifty vaccines Fauci and Bill Gates keep touting don’t work. But nobody at the NIH or the CDC says we should mandate wearing masks to prevent those deaths from happening. So all those lives continue to be lost each year and nobody blinks.

Again, isn’t it worth it if it saves just one life? Guess not.

How many kids die or are severely injured on trampolines each year? But they keep dying and nobody blinks. This could go on and on.

We have a choice in our society: We can either learn to live with this virus and focus on treating the ill, as we have learned to live with and treat the seasonal flu, or we can see our economy and thus our society collapse. That is our choice as a people, and at the moment it appears that those in favor of bringing about societal collapse are carrying the day, all the way up to the White House.


That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Good article Phineas.

It would appear that Trump has been swayed by the likes of Birx and Fauci, etc to maintain the lock down as long as possible. The catch phrases really show where this was coming from. The ‘flatten the curve’ , social distancing, doing your part, we’re all in this together…. ALL these catch phrases are social engineering buzz words designed to elicit a movement response, to cause enough fear, that people will automatically move towards the offered ‘solution’.

The message is clear. YOU… are not smart enough to manage your own risk assessments. You instinctively risk assess when you drive to work or shopping. The need for groceries outweighs the risk of travel to and from the grocery store. In a truly free country which the US purports to be, then its citizens should have the freedom to manage their own risks. The gov’ts job would/should be to give ALL the information so that the people can do their own assessments. I for one have never ceded to anyone my rights of self determination and protection to any other person or entity, save one… Christ.

I choose not to live in fear. I encourage people to take reasonable precautions and will do so as well when the risk is large enough that I feel it wise to heed. If you feel the need to sanitize everything constantly I’m going to point out that it may be silly but certainly wouldn’t tell you you can’t. I trust implicitly the design that God put in our bodies the systems to ward off disease, self repair, efficient metabolic, cardio and respiration systems Common sense care goes a long way… Sorry for being wordy…


Its getting difficult to separate facts from fear these days. Maybe the president has reached that same point and is erring on the side of caution. Maybe the daily briefings and constant fear mongering has worn him down to the point that he has relented to the talking heads on his team.

Whatever the case, there will be an equilibrium with the restrictions that have been put in place (and might be again in the future) and what the people will be willing to endure. Social distancing and emphasis on hygiene will probably be acceptable (maybe even continued mask wearing in public), but stay at home orders, bans on buying goods, bans on outdoor activities and going to parks will likely not be tolerated, nor any other infringements on basic rights. How we come to that equilibrium is the concern. Will there be heavy doses of restrictions levied, or will government back off and use some sense? Will people use the legal system to right their wrongs or will we see civil unrest when they have had enough? Personally, seeing people get arrested at parks, on boats, police using drones to spy on private property, and our tech CEOs all too eager to shut down free speech tells me government has not yet got the message, and that people have not not raised their voices high enough.

phineas gage

The equilibrium you describe is not going to suffice. Letting people go back to going to the park is not going to rescue the economy.

phineas gage

Regardless of what the White House says, I think many red states are now targeting the first week of May:


Some states, such as Georgia and Florida, are slightly ahead of that pace.

Jimmy MacAfee

NIH says hydroxychloroquine causes irregular heartbeat. So do most NSAIDs (anti-inflammatories.) Aleve, Motrin…all of them.


We are being lied to.

So if you’re at death’s door, and you have a choice between hydroxy and no hydroxy, with A-Fib or imminent death, which would you choose? I suspect the “study” was doctored – can’t prove it, but experience shows the hydroxy works. How many lives have to be saved before it can be considered something more than “anecdote?”

Time to pull the plug on NSAIDs – all except aspirin.


I actually depend on NSAIDs for day to day living. Multiple injuries and now arthritic, so I don’t have a lot of choices any more. I hate taking any drugs but unfortunately some don’t have a lot of options left. oh well….

Jimmy MacAfee

To quote an article: “my what a difference two outbreaks make.”

“USA Today reported in April 2013:
Scientists may have found a treatment for a deadly new coronavirus — which causes severe, acute respiratory symptoms — first diagnosed in a patient from Qatar in September.
The treatment, a combination of two already-approved antiviral drugs, has been tested so far only in cells in lab dishes, according to the study in Scientific Reports. …
Scientists found that a combination of the antiviral drugs ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b can stop the virus from reproducing in lab-grown cells, says lead author Darryl Falzarano of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s lab in Hamilton, Mont.
That’s particularly encouraging, because these drugs, now used to treat hepatitis C, are widely available, says Anthony Fauci, director of the infectious-disease institute, which financed the research.
“We don’t have to start designing new drugs,” a process that takes years, Fauci says. “The next time someone comes into an emergency room in Qatar or Saudi Arabia, you would have drugs that are readily available. And at least you would have some data.”’

“Even though the treatment hasn’t gone through definitive trials, Fauci says, “if I were a physician in a hospital and someone were dying, rather than do nothing, you can see if these work.”
My, what a difference two outbreaks make.”



I always felt the Walking Eagle lover and Klink lover Fluci and the scarf queen were Schiff’

Your archived article proves it Jimmy thanks for sharing.

Jimmy MacAfee

Dave, wasn’t more than a few weeks ago that certain hospital administrators (Chitcago, central Virginia) were disallowing nurses to wear masks (“because it scares the patients.”) Even if they brought them from home. In central VA, this was quickly changed when top administrators found out about it. Hopefully, someone got fired at some level – whomever thought disallowing masks in hospital systems for direct care staff (outside COVID wards) was somehow a good idea.

Handwashing is still critical, for those who have clean water; it’s like we’re all in kindergarten, having to be taught to wash our hands. Kindergarten! “Now class, wash your hands!” I bet most kindergartens don’t teach that anymore!


Let’s see how the police will react to the economic riots that are sure to come in the none too distant future, versus the way virtually every city’s mayor and police chief allowed the trashing and burning of private property and the injuring of counter protesters when they were ‘peacefully’ assembling for an ‘approved’ cause.

There was no way their 1A rights were going to be infringed upon.

There is going to be Marshal law declared against the real and justified peaceful (for now) economic protesters.

Trump will have to intervene or there will be, and he will have, a civil war on his hands and he will BE A ONE TERM PRESIDENT!

phineas gage

If the food lines start forming with broke, starving desperate people, all hell is going to break loose. A lot sooner than you might think.

We’ll all get to bear witness to how thin a veneer modern civilization really is.

Jimmy MacAfee

Agree completely.

Jimmy MacAfee

It wasn’t a surprise that they were touting the flu vaccine during the presser. Even though it doesn’t work. Looks like they’re going to have people all lined up for 2-3-4-5 vaccines? How many before they say it’s enough? This is a medical dictatorship, no doubt.

This all reminds me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Where has President Trump gone? Disappeared. Poof!

One stupid, poorly constructed NIH study, and all those people who were at death’s door and used hydroxychloroquine and survived – poof! “Anecdote!” I wonder how many of them feel about being called an anecdote?
I don’t mind the “social distancing,” for awhile, but what’s making things better is not the stay-at-home bs; it’s the emphasis on hygiene. I’m really happy that people are finally washing their bloody hands – I’ve heard story after story about blinking PHYSICIANS in the HOSPITAL who couldn’t be bothered to wash their hands between patients! Food service workers, hair stylists, nail techs…bank tellers! None of them want to get sick; I see better hygiene these days in some gas stations, where the workers don’t want the virus, either. Those are the positives: people are washing their hands or using sanitizers.

phineas gage

I remember wondering what happened to George W. Bush during the Iraq War, concluding that they got to him and he lost his nerve.

I think the same has now happened to Trump.

Bad Bart

Shortly after being sworn in, each new president is taken to a room in the bowels of the Pentagon and shown a video of JFK’s assassination taken from an angle that the public has never seen.

When the new POTUS is asked if he has any questions, the correct answer is, “Just one. What’s my agenda?”


If that is true we all just might as well say intercourse it and quit being involved in anything political or otherwise.

If I ever get to that point – believing everything is that preordained – I would sell off every thing I own and max out every CC I have and go live on some distant but poor tropical island where $1,000.00 USD is a average year’s earnings and live like a king and worry not one wit about what is going on in the first world. I would then convert all my USDs into something the locals will honor – gold or coconuts or sand, I don’t care.

Jimmy MacAfee

Agree completely.

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