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kentuck's Journal
kentuck's Journal
May 5, 2020

Jared Kushner's definition of "success" is...

...when you can't find any toilet paper.

And when it is difficult to find food.

And when the unemployment rate is 20%+.

And there is a deadly pandemic covering the land.

And the way they have handled it.

I wonder what his definition of a "failure" is...?

May 5, 2020

One can only get so far on bullshit...Sooner or later, one has to face reality.

This is the box that Donald Trump finds himself in.

For his entire life, he has thrived on bullshit. In a way, he created his own reality, his own world.

But that was in NYC real estate, with shady dealings with shady characters, and a reality show that he brought with him to the White House.

The bullshit has no currency when one is dealing with 20% unemployment, a pandemic, and press that does not lavish praise.

It's time to face the real world.

May 5, 2020

The psychological challenge has become as tough, or tougher, than the physical challenge.

It is wearing on people. You can see it. You can feel it.

The battle against this novel virus would be easier if we were united. But, we are not.

Donald Trump and his supporters want the country opened up, as if nothing ever happened? The doctors and scientists are advising caution and warning that the virus is not yet gone.

It is this conflict that is creating the psychological pressures on our people. It is the President of the United States that urges it on.

But, who are you going to listen to? The "enemy of the people"? Or the President, whom you voted for and continue to support to the bloody end?

The psychological tax on our people will grow heavier and heavier in the days ahead.

May 4, 2020

A question for next briefing: Why does America have more cases than anyone else?

In fact, it is being reported that America has more cases of corona virus than any other five countries combined?

What did we do wrong?

May 4, 2020

I'm Moving On

May 4, 2020

When does America get fed up with the bullshit?

How much longer can America tolerate the radical, irrational, untrue, and insane comments from the cult on the right?

The lies are over-flowing. The loss of all credibility is now complete.

The pandemic has now killed over 60,000 Americans, with untold millions that it might have infected and did damage to their hearts, liver, lungs, and other parts of the body.

The bullshit keeps coming out of the White House. At first, 15 cases was soon be to "zero". Then, attempting to be optimistic perhaps, there was going to be about 60,000 lost to the virus. That was only a couple of weeks ago. The lies just keep coming.

In the middle of all the bullshit, 30 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in just the last six weeks.

Americans are growing very tired of "winning".

May 3, 2020

The Panic Is On

May 3, 2020

"Are you better off than you were four years ago?" - Ronald Reagan

It didn't matter what the reasons were, but Ronald Reagan was going to blame Jimmy Carter for it. The inflation left over from the Vietnam War. The corruption that was in Watergate. The first oil embargo under Gerald Ford. The effects and repercussions from those events belonged to Jimmy Carter when he became President.

What if there is still a pandemic going on in November? What if the unemployment rate is 20%+? What if the country is sliding into depression? Can it all be blamed on a "natural disaster", which seems to be the way they are headed? Or will they try to blame it on the Democratic Governors?

Or will they just try to tear down their opponent so they are on equal footing?

Or all of the above?

The question will remain: Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

The answer is: Of course not!

But we live during a moment of cult worship and alternate realities. Nothing is predictable with the cult or its leader.

May 3, 2020

Do you agree that some states are in better shape to open their economies than some others?

Assuming that everything must open up at some time or other, some states have more of a downward trend in the occurrence of the virus and some have an upward trend. A few have more or less flatlined for the last few days. They are all still losing lives to the virus.

These states feel like they have no choice but to open their states up to more normal traffic and business. Some scientists fear it may be too early for some of these states to open? Many fear it may create a rebound, or a second wave of the virus, which could be even more deadly?

Do you think they are moving too quickly or too slowly?

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