Thursday, April 2, 2020

President Trump now says he knew for a long time it could be horrible, but he didn't want to be a negative person, and other pandemic gyrations and permutations in America, island nation Key West, and Washington state under progressive governor Jay Inslee

Recent Facebook post and reader comments inspired by former Key West resident living near Seattle, Washington.
  • Diane Zell You dont vote?
  • Diane Zell Perhaps you dont remember how Obama reacted to Ebola. You need to read that. Trump is killing Thousands,mat e millions of Americans because he is not a leader & has proven that now! As the freezer trucks line up for bodies,yes!!! This is because trump was way to busy to even take the messages, fucker was golfing on march 7th !!! Thats when millions were infected!
    • Sloan Bashinsky I well recall how Obama reacted to Ebola, wrote many blog posts about it. I was astounded he allowed Americans in that African country, and people from that country, and from Africa, into America during that time, which resulted in a small Ebola outbreak in America. I was astounded he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, while waging G.W. Bush's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. What had he done to be awarded the Nobel. He should have declined it.

      You are preaching to the choir (me) about Trump. Alas, he's the president, mostly because the Dems ran Hillary in 2016, which I thought was a really bad idea. I think Trump should have acted decisively initially, and stuck with it. This virus is insidious, because many infected but contagious people show no symptoms. Very tough to defend against in best of circumstances, therefore.
  • Tom Theisen He’s using the wack-a-mole approach, his moles will probably face the brunt of it.
  • Diane Zell Im very glad i am in Washington State. I was in Key West early March. Our governor Jay Inslee has done a fabulous Fabulous job.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Good for him. I really liked Inslee during the Dem debates. Daring and brilliant, making a profit off environmentalism. Mother Nature must have wept he did not make the cut.

      How's Boeing holding up during Red Tide uprising?
  • Diane Zell Boeing is closed.. we had test kits here,early on. Thanks to Bill Gates. Soon as Boeing had the first worker get sick, they closed. There is a lot of $ here. I came in 1983. Still a Great place to live.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Boeing closed - Gadzooks!!! U.S. nuke aircraft carrier Teddy Roosevelt with 5,000 sailors aboard became infected and now docked at Guam trying to get those sailors onto dry land. My father was stationed with B-29 squadron on Guam during WW II.
  • Diane Zell Can you believe they had no forethought, really, there are better people. This administration is sickening!
    • Sloan Bashinsky This could happen to any American warship anywhere on the planet, which docks, sailors go on leave, one or two come back infected. That seems to be what happened to this ship. Maybe the coronavirus really is secret weapon against WAR?

    • Sloan Bashinsky Likewise

      “Sailors do not need to die”: Captain of warship hit by coronavirus begs the Navy for help. 
      Note: This story has been updated with comments from the U.S. Navy. The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded Monday with U.S. Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating. 

  • Diane Zell Its a time we never saw before.

    • Sloan Bashinsky the well laid plans of mice and men crumble before a bug not nearly as large as the spider that scared Miss Muffet away.
  • Diane Zell We had an education. Im afraid that went away. I spend June in Eastern Europe, the last 5 years. So glad i did. Big changes coming.

    • Sloan Bashinsky I was augmented in various ways by angels. Many phases of change. When I hear of cruise ships and large warships being disabled by something microscopic, which I understand is not a living organism, that sets me to wondering what else lies ahead? When I see Trump sounding sober, for a change, I wonder what lies ahead?

      Trump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths

      Trump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects…
      Trump warns of 'painful' two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths
    • Diane Zell Sloan Bashinsky he sounded sober????? He sounded like he is totally inept & totally out of reality with whats happening. Florida is about to get hit! He didnt even mention Florida. Hes golfing,permanently.
    • Sloan Bashinsky in that video he sounds sobered.
    • Sloan Bashinsky And, he could be playing a longer game, to make himself look like he really cares, when maybe you are right, golf is more important. Happens I know a great deal about golf.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Spank me good! Yesterday, it came out that Trump said he knew for a long time the coronavirus could be horrible, but he didn't want to be a negative person, he wanted to give the American people hope. Hmmm. if he didn't want to be a negative person, why'd he keep slamming the Democrats and the so-called liberal news media for sounding the alarm about the coronavirus? Why'd he say they were politicizing the virus, creating virus scare hoax, which became his, MAGAs, Republicans, FOX and other conservative news media's mantra? If Trump really cared about Americans, why did he encourage them to fill the churches on Easter Sunday and then return to work, when he knew how terribly contagious the virus is?

      Yesterday, I read online reports of parents being charged with reckless endangerment of their children, after taking them where there were large gatherings, and after holding gatherings in their own homes. Quite a disconnect between that and President Trump. The New York City Police Department sees the disconnect, with 1,000 officers and several hundred office workers infected, and several thousand more officers and staff calling in sick. You said Boeing shut  down after one infection.

      Found myself thinking this morning that Trump has multiple personality disorder.
  • Diane Zell I see how our Governor Inslee has handled this crisis with intelligence, organization & now asking for help from companies here. You would not believe how much is happening here in Washington. Why,? Inslee is treating people with respect & wow! Its working. There is a whole different consciousness here in the northwest. Thats why ,i am negative about my old town of key west. I see the greed,the lack of community. Its always been dog eat dog. I agree with Bill Gates. I think we can learn & grow as humans from this.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Maybe I should move to Washington if I survive this thriller? I spent a little while in Seattle in 1999, it seemed to have good energy. I hope we do learn & grow as humans from this, but right now looks kinda like never ending Star Wars serial.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Key West and the Florida Keys shut themselves down. Sheriff roadblock at top of Keys turning away all but Keys residents and essential service and products providers. All Key West businesses closed except for essential service providers and restaurants and bars providing take out only. Most beaches and parks closed. Hotels, motels, etc. closed. Businesses closing for good. Might be very different there after this trial passes, when it passes, if it passes. Might be very different in America. Maybe even more reason to move to Washington?
    • Diane Zell Sloan Bashinsky Sure, i will always cherish my years in key west. I used to pick husbands that seemed glamorous too! Ha! Priorities changed for me. Instead of glamorous, i choose good drinking water. I choose mountains,hiking& a climate that is temperate. I never need an air conditioner. I hate em. I spend $300 a Year! To heat my house,pellet stove. Did i mention the beautiful produce. They had to drag me out of key west,thought i couldnt live anywhere else. I love knowing i drink the water i see out my window. Will always love the island but so thankful, i got off the rock.
    • Diane Zell Sloan Bashinsky key west shut down,just in time!! I live close to Mt. RAINIER. 40 miles south of Seattle
    • Sloan Bashinsky You describe the kinda place once upon a time I thought I would take up residence, build an environmental home, grow my own vegetables and fruit, write books, with a lady I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Then, God showed up and everything changed, including different kinds of ladies than I had tried to run rivers with, then very different kinds of rivers. I had so many changes, plans that didn't work out, rough times, that this shut-in time is kinda like coasting by comparison. I don't miss Key West or the Keys, but I have good friends there and telephone and internet keeps us in touch.

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