Here in Missoula just one person has died from coronavirus.
Currently, just 62 people in our county of 120,000 have it, or .051% of the population. Just four people are hospitalized at the moment for it, and all of them live outside our county.
169 people have already fully recovered from the virus here in Missoula.
More people have gotten over it than even have it.
It’s not about health and safety for students or teachers.
It’s about teachers that don’t want to work but still want to get paid.
We know this because daycares can stay open, but schools can’t. How does that make sense?
Well, teachers have a union that will pander to them and try to get them money for not working, while daycare teachers don’t.
In Texas - where schools stand a good chance of not opening this fall - daycares are going to add learning centers so kids can actually get educated.
Yeah….education - what our schools used to do.
But our schools have unions, and the unions have decided that it’s a lot more fun to get paid while not working than to get paid to work.
It’s about laziness. Teachers say it’s about their fear of catching the virus, but kids barely transmit it and most teachers aren’t in the susceptible age-range.
No, it’s laziness and taking advantage of a system they know they can take advantage of.
I suspect we’ll see a lot of daycares in California offer learning centers as well. Parents in that state have got to be pulling their hair out if they’re not figuring out what other state they can move to.
California politicians aren’t concerned about destroying their economy because they know the voters there will just keep voting in Democrats no matter what. They have nothing to fear.
Herman Cain died. He got coronavirus and it killed him.
He was 74-years-old, probably a bit overweight, and probably had some underlying health conditions.
I still remember the first time this man caught my attention, and the nation’s. It was during one of the debates during the 2012 cycle. He mentioned Black Walnut ice cream. And that inspired me to write a book, one that I had a lot of fun writing.
Hit the Fan
When will the shit hit the fan?
We know right now that evictions are starting - the congressional deadline to not evict people ended this week.
The $600 ends this week, meaning people in Montana will probably get their last federal payment next Wednesday. After that it’s just state unemployment, which is about $150 to $300...if even that.
Perhaps congress will act and continue America’s new socialism by passing a bill to send out more money to people each week, perhaps until the end of the year.
I don’t think it matters either way.
We’re in for a reckoning, and I think we’ll see clear signs of this starting in September.
I suspect that many landlords - despite not receiving any rent for 3 months or more now - will continue to work with renters all through August, giving them every chance they can to stay in their house/apartment.
But landlords gotta pay the bills, too. After a month of futile tries, I think the landlords will be forced to throw-in the towel, will be forced to evict.
So come September, we’ll see hundreds of thousands of Americans thrown out onto the street. Here in Montana this could be as many as 50,000 people.
Aside from housing, I think by September we’ll begin to realize just how much harm we’ve done ourselves.
Just today we learned that GDP fell by over 30% for the second quarter, the worst showing since records began in 1947.
This is a highly misleading figure. It’s true it fell by over 30%...but annualized. That means for just the second quarter - and not the year - it fell about 10%.
The corporate media will not tell you this in the headlines; it’s buried in the article...if they even tell you at all.
“On a non-annualized basis, GDP shrunk roughly 9.5 percent between the first and second quarters of 2020,” according to the Hill.
That’s still a big hit.
It was back in February that we first got into our current recession, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They point out that 70% of our GDP is comprised of consumer spending.
Clearly, consumers are not spending...and I don’t think they’ll feel confident to spend for months to come, perhaps a year or more. Smart people are saving their money right now, because they know we have some hellacious rainy days coming.
Spending hasn’t fallen off of a cliff because of a virus; it’s fallen because of fear. That fear is making people feel insecure, and that insecurity is making them save.
You can see this clearly here:
At the end of March, consumer spending fell off a cliff and it didn’t really begin to go up again until May. It rose steadily until the second phase of lockdowns began starting in July.
Although it’s beginning to edge up again, I think the recent closures in Kentucky and Tennessee and places will cause it to fall again.
One of the biggest concerns is that we just don’t have any serious virus containment means. Every single place with mask requirements is seeing an uptick of cases.
Because we can’t contain it, the trend of temporary spending in the short-term will continue, precluding our ability to invest in any kind of substantive long-term recovery plans.
A ‘Come-Together’ Slogan
No, they won’t all be happy about it...but they’ll do the right thing come November.
Yep, I think Democrats have finally come up with a slogan they can all agree on:
For the past few months I’ve been collecting all the names of various Soul Healers.
These are people that can see and talk with angels. They can talk to dead relatives. They can tell you who your guardian angel is (likely you have a team of 3 to 4). They can tell you what past lives you’ve had, and what your purpose is for coming to Earth this time.
For many, this is complete mambo-jumbo. Laughable stuff. The stuff you use to sully a person’s reputation, using it to refute everything they’ve said in the past.
That’s the society we live in. If you don’t like it and wonder what it all means...then maybe some of these people can help you.
- Geof Jowett - https://geofjowett.com/
- Shelley Kaehr - https://pastlifelady.com/
- Tricia McCannon - http://triciamccannonspeaks.com/
- Matt Fraser - https://meetmattfraser.com/
- Carol J. Obley - http://www.soulvisions.net/products01.html
- Joanne DiMaggio - https://www.joannedimaggio.com/
- Vincent Genna - https://vincentgenna.com/
- Richard Martini - http://richmartini.com/
- Hollister Rand - https://hollisterrand.com/
- Jim Burton - http://www.inbetweenproductions.com/
- Michael Terzi - https://www.angelwhisperermichael.com/
Daines Ain’t Gonna Lose
We learned yesterday that Steve Daines will not lose his Senate seat.
The Washington Free Beacon broke the story about Steve Bullock’s staffer and his old tweets.
The online publication was founded in 2012, and if that outlet is publishing this story you know that they were fed this information.
Or do you think they paid their workers this week to go through 7 years of old tweets from some no-name staffer working on a western state governor’s senate run?
I think the PACs that want Daines to win paid their staffers to go through those 7 years of old tweets.
I think the PACs are paying their staffers to go through all the Montana Democrats’ old tweets. Chances are good this has happened or is happening. Smart Montana Dems will be deleting most of their old tweets today, whether they’re controversial or not.
Why do you think Pogreba deleted his old Twitter account a few months ago and now just uses a Montana Post account? Because he doesn’t want something from years ago coming back to bite him...possibly costing him his job.
Smart Montana Dems will be deleting most of their old tweets today.
But getting back to the gist of it...Daines ain’t gonna lose.
Another way of looking at it is how desperate he is, if PACs are actually spending hours if not days to go through old tweets of no-name, inconsequential staffers...all with the aim of finding some kind of dirt that might rub off on Bullock.
I mean, really...if that’s all Team Daines has - digging up old tweets from nobodys - then they don’t have much.
Or do they?
I dunno. And to be honest...I don’t really care.
Steve or Steve...no matter who goes to Washington next year, it ain’t gonna impact my life.
The government is for the really rich and the really poor - people that want something and people that need something.
You and I fall in the vast middle...the forgotten land.
We work and provide for ourselves and just want to be left alone. The government has no use for us.
Two slimeballs running for the Senate.
Who gives a fuck.