Wednesday, October 14, 2020


As election day neared back in 2016, these daily postings began noting indications of a serious possibility that Donald Trump might actually have a chance to win the presidency. Immediately prior to election day, polling trends along with well researched materials from alternative media sources soon caused prediction of outright Trump victory. Readers, friends and relatives reacted as if dealing with a certifiable lunatic, the nicest among them quietly suggesting therapy or perhaps registration in a full-care rehabilitation facility. Clinton was untouchable, they all proclaimed, except, she wasn’t.

While a Trump repeat is fully expected here again, mainstream media outlets continually produce overwhelming evidence of a certain Biden triumph to come, offering poll results, expert opinions and historical comparisons along with massive amounts of readily available substantiation of their forecast. But now, the first inklings seen by this writer indicating positive appreciation of Trump’s performance have appeared in that same forum.    

“Tuesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” host Wolf Blitzer questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her refusal to accept a deal with Republicans for COVID-19 relief.

During the exchange, Pelosi accused the CNN host of being an apologist for Republicans.

“What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist, and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position,”

The two went back and forth over House Democrat negotiating tactics with Pelosi dismissing Blitzer, who cited Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s assertions that a federal coronavirus response was needed sooner rather than later.”

Catching the drift, reader Amanda Mills commented:Keep this up CNN and you will no longer be fake news !! Good work Wolf! Nancy has lost it ...

Next comes an article from none other than the New York Times by Donald G. McNeil Jr.: “ A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On”

Giving full credit to the administration, McNeil writes: “The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do.

“Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is likely to begin granting approval to vaccines now in the works.

“Despite the chaos in day-to-day politics and the fighting over issues like masks and lockdowns, Operation Warp Speed — the government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its severity.“Moncef Slaoui, Operation Warp Speed’s chief scientific adviser and a former pharmaceutical executive who has overseen the development of 14 vaccines, has said repeatedly that he expects some of the candidates that he picked to have 75 to 90 percent efficacy and at least two to win approval by early January.

“The last time the nation faced a moment like this was in the 1950s, when polio vaccine became available. For years, parents had lived in fear of the virus, as they saw children die, living in iron lungs or walking with braces on withered legs. When the Salk vaccine became available in 1955 — and again in the 1960s when it was replaced by the Sabin vaccine — Americans lined up in droves to receive it.” “The demand for polio vaccine survived even the horrifying Cutter Incident of 1955, in which a bad batch of 200,000 Salk doses from Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, Calif. partially paralyzed 260 children and killed 10.”

So, it seems that we now have a couple of chinks in the mainstream media’s armor and perhaps, there are more to come. And if that’s truly the case, bye, bye Biden.

That’s it for today folks.


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