Posted On: Wednesday - April 29th 2020 6:25PM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity  Trump  Pundits  Healthcare Stupidity
(Just trying to save on server space to keep the planet cool and avoid another letta from Greta).
This and the next post will be just "hey, you gotta read this" posts. Peak Stupidity is allowed a few of these now and then like any other lazy-ass pundit shop*. Both articles are on VDare, THE go-to site for all things immigration.
Ann Coulter bats a .900, I'd say, on this one, a little under-par, to mix a coupla metaphors. She's had a .980 average over the last 15 years, with just a couple of sacks on AA and "the pot". [WTF? - Ed]. With her high-level of snark, it's hard to tell exactly. I may be underestimating her on this one. Miss Coulter has definitely been on the anti-panic side of the Kung Flu Gap. Take a look at her latest column, Q & A On The Wuhan Virus: We're Done Now—Except For An Immigration Moratorium!.
What do you think of the media’s coverage of the Wuhan virus?Yup.
It’s like a nonstop “War of the Worlds” broadcast, which in 1938 panicked more than a million Americans into believing Martians had landed in New Jersey, sending people fleeing to the mountains, loading their shotguns and barricading their homes. And that was a single radio broadcast!
Today we have nearly all of media—which I notice are doing fantastically well during the crisis—terrifying the public about an apparently indestructible, omnipresent virus.
You don’t think the China virus is as dangerous as they say?I don't think we'd have to eliminate all human life, Ann. Some more of us could quit watching the TV and we'd never see another TV commercial with some company saying they consider you "family". I have never seen such a commercial.
Well, it is a virus capable of eliminating all human life, which would be bad, but not all bad because then you’d never have to see another TV commercial with some company saying they consider you “family.”
On the Lyin' Press, Ann says:Blow it up with extreme prejudice.
Apart from the election, why would the media want to impoverish the nation?On Trump and the response to this Kung Flu being like that of 9/11 (Peak Stupidity asks "Is COVID-19 the Socialists' 9/11?"
1) Reporting on disasters is fun!
2) Their ratings are terrific—and, of course, they’re still being paid.
3) Liberals enjoy controlling people, especially with enragingly nonsensical rules.
I thought Trump was the authoritarian! [Hey, that's not a question!]Yep, and a majority of Americans is falling for that again, 2nd time this
No, he’s the lazy, narcissistic blowhard. Liberals are the authoritarians.
The shutdown is airport security for the whole country. Nineteen Muslim immigrants flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and suddenly little old ladies from Oklahoma had to be goosed at airports. We have to be safe!
A horrible Chinese virus sweeps the planet, which is devastating to older people but virtually harmless to the young—and the entire country has to be shut down. We have to be safe!
Ann Coulter's Libertarian summary:
Whether it’s rational or not, people aren’t going to go out like they used to. [Hey, that's also not a question!]There are the usual italics that I can't put here, as the excerpt is already italicized, and VDare has loads of links on their presentation of this column, as usual.
My entire life, liberals have said, “Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one.” “Don’t like pornography? Don’t look at it.” And so on.
I say: “Don’t want to leave your home? Don’t leave your home!”
There are a few parts Miss Coulter had in this one that I don't agree with, hence that lower than normal score. Next, a nice segment by John Derbyshire in his transcript of his weekly "Radio Derb" podcast.
* "Shop", haha, this comes from my reading of a Pat Buchanan book, using this terminology for groups of advisors - he was a wonk way back in the day ... Yeah, a review or two is coming.