I know you don’t want to hear it because your mind is made up, but let’s examine this idea of death for a moment.
Here in Montana we’ve had a total of 60,000 covid cases, though just 15,000 of those are currently active.
In total we’ve had 2,500 people hospitalized for this, with around 450 in the hospital right now.
So far nearly 700 Montanans have died from this.
Compare this to last year’s flu, which affected 13,500 people, sent 760 to the hospital, and killed 38 people, including one child.
Sounds bad, but it really isn’t...not when you put it in perspective.
Heart disease kills around 2,000 Montanans a year, while cancer takes the same amount.
Chronic lower respiratory disease kills around 750 a year, so covid is catching up to that. It’s already passed accidents, which take around 600 Montanans each year.
I’ve talked to dozens of people that have had this virus.
Most are sick for a week and then get better. Many sleep a lot during that time, pop a lot of aspirin, and mostly just rest. Some told me they’d been sicker before. One person drank beer each day because he was so bored.
Johns Hopkins University did a study on Coronavirus deaths and found the numbers had been manipulated.
Their researchers wrote their report, published it in their November 22 newsletter...and then it was taken down from their site.
Here is a portion of what the report told us:
“Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.
‘The reason we have a higher number of reported COVID-19 deaths among older individuals than younger individuals is simply because every day in the U.S. older individuals die in higher numbers than younger individuals,’ Briand said.
Briand also noted that 50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen both before and after COVID-19, indicating that this number of deaths was normal long before COVID-19 emerged. Therefore, according to Briand, not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it has also not increased the total number of deaths.
These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people's assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”
Now, was this report taken down because it was flimsy science and bad research...or because it doesn’t fit the narrative?
I’ve told you before that the truth no longer matters, and that people make up their mind without it, but more than not, despite it.
It doesn’t matter what the scientists and experts say; I don’t think it ever did.
No, the battle lines were drawn some time ago, and we’ve all taken our sides. We’re all dug in with our assumptions, our minds are made up.
‘I’m right; you’re wrong.’
We all know Dems in Montana are on the ropes at the moment.
According to James Conner - someone that is in ill health and wants everyone to stay home all the time - the Dems’ only hope for the future is to become drug addicts and alcoholics.
Want to serve in Gianforte’s administration, or possibly on one of the nearly 40 government boards and commissions?
Gianforte is currently soliciting resumes from interested individuals.
Maybe you’ll be chosen.
A couple days before Thanksgiving a concerned citizen contacted the local TV station to report 11 miles worth of trash in the river by Townsend.
He contacted the TV station because none of the state agencies he called-up seemed to care.
First he tried MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks. They told him to call Transportation.
So he calls the Montana DOT, and they tell him to call the construction company that built a bridge somewhere on that 11-mile stretch.
Like he’s going to do that.
Instead he contacts the media.
That’s when the TV station tries the same phone tag game.
First they call MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks and then DOT and finally the DEQ.
No one helped.
But those state bureaucrats that didn’t give a damn actually helped more than they thought, or wanted to.
You see, by shuffling that person off to different agencies and finally hanging up on him, he did something that let all of us know this story - he contacted the media.
Thank God he contacted the TV stations - we know the newspapers don’t care about our communities anymore, much like the bureaucrats in Helena.
I suspect Gianforte will really clean out these state agencies. Bureaucrats that don’t really care about interacting with the public via phone calls will be shown the door.
Personally, I think the state response is the bigger story than the 11 miles of trash. Because we can expect that drunk floaters and anglers and hunters don’t care; but should we expect the same from government staffers in Helena?
No, but sadly....that’s the case.
Will it change when Gianforte takes office?
I’m pretty certain it will not.
A Box Store Feast
We did a Costco Thanksgiving at my house.
That meant premade food that they prepared and that we just need to put in the oven.
No, it’s not gonna be your traditional Thanksgiving fare. Last year we cooked chicken and some potatoes and that was it.
Just a small affair at home, like most of the rest of the country.
Starting next week, I suspect the drumroll to cancel Christmas will begin. I’m not sure I’ll be doing anything with my extended family for that holiday, either.
I know the media says it’s done. Many world leaders have as well. Democrats are shouting it in the streets.
But I just have a sneaking suspicion that it’s not done.
More than that, I think this ‘Biden honeymoon’ is just that - a short phase of jubilant glee that’s going to turn to immense sorrow, anguish, and then hate and violence.
Because I still think Trump’s gonna get his second term.
I know, I know - I’m crazy and the media is telling me that.
But I just have this funny feeling in my gut that everything will come together for Trump - the voting machines, the poll watchers, the statistical anomalies...all of it.
There’s the fact that Twitter blocks you from seeing Sydney Powell’s recent 104-page lawsuit filed on Wednesday night. In Vegas, the bookies aren’t paying out winnings to those that bet on Joe Biden yet because they don’t think this is over yet, they think something else could still come down the line. Even the GOP in Colorado - a place that Biden ‘took’ by 450,000 votes - wants to investigate Dominion.
Most of all I think it’ll be the tampering with the Dominion voting machines that does it.
It’s all heading to the Supreme Court, and I think they’ll decide we had some serious fraud and I think they’ll give the election to Trump.
I just have a sneaking suspicion this is what’s gonna happen.
Google used its YouTube platform yesterday to promote something they called “UNThanksgiving.”
“Unthanksgiving is about acknowledging, educating, and honoring centuries of Indigenous resistance. Coinciding with New England’s National Day of Mourning, Unthanksgiving activates Alcatraz Island, the site of a 19-month occupation by Bay Area Natives in 1969.”
Um...are you kidding me?
You not only want me to celebrate Native Americans, but you want me to celebrate the fact that a bunch of nutcases took over an abandoned island 50 years ago?
I’m once again reminded why I stopped using Google a couple months ago (I almost never use YouTube).
These Google technocrats do not represent the majority of Americans, and I don’t think they even understand this country.
This group is one of the smallest in the country, or less than 2% of the population.
And my do they have problems.
- 2% are in prison
- 10% are drug addicts
- 25% are binge drinkers
It’s hard to have respect for Indians when they don’t have respect for themselves. No one is going to change generations of self-created misery but the Indians themselves.
I suspect they’ll keep blaming whitey for their problems, however.
Maybe that’ll get 'em somewhere this time.
So Joe Biden won, right?
Um...has anyone told the young people in Portland?
Because they’re still rioting.
Last night three people were arrested and charged with 10 counts of criminal mischief each for smashing downtown business windows.
Just what those business owners wanted on the eve of Black Friday, isn’t it?
But the rioters don’t just hate capitalism - they hate veterans, too. That’s why they spray painted a war memorial before tearing it down.
Meanwhile Uncle Joe is filling his 'future cabinet' with war hawks and deep staters that'll keep us in Iraq and Afghanistan for another couple decades while expanding the military industrial complex's influence to other areas of the world.
God help them.
Do you really think the rioters will stop with a Dem in the White House?
If You Build It...
A few days ago an old homeless person in a wheelchair was beaten to death in Missoula’s vacant Riverfront Triangle.
This person had been staying at the Poverello homeless shelter, and had even been caught on camera waving around the weapon that he’d later use to kill with.
The Pov did nothing to stop this kind of behavior. In fact, they continued to serve this man with meals and a place to stay.
We all know the homeless situation in Missoula is getting worse.
Why else would they open a new warming shelter to house over 100 people, and then just a few weeks later announce that they’d be opening a new homeless tent city that’ll house 40?
And why such the rush to close the Reserve Street Homeless camp? For over a decade it wasn't a problem...why is it now? Who wants that land, and for what?
It’s not like this homeless 'explosion' is a surprise - I told you two months ago that Missoula would be building a tent city for the homeless this winter.
We’ve known the homeless population has been growing for years.
Missoula's Plan to End Homelessness? A fine example of Double Speak in government - saying one thing while aiming to do the exact opposite. How would our non-profits survive without all the bums and junkies that don't want to change? Talk about job security.
But let's be real. Many of our homless are locals that have lost their housing but still hang onto a job and are trying their best to make it.
We need to help these people as much as we can. This is what the Pov is designed for.
And then we have the bums and the junkies and the trash, men like the one that beat the other man to death.
These people don’t have jobs and they’re not trying to find one. They don’t want stable, permanent housing - they want to cause mischief and mayhem.
The rioters in Portland? If they don't have rich parents to coddle them, many will probably end up on the street, permanently homeless within a few years and without any desire to change. In the future, Missoula will welcome them with open arms.
We need to do our best to discourage these kinds of people from coming to our community, and if they’re here already, we need to stop enabling them with free meals and places to stay.
But we won’t.
There’s just too much money in enabling this trash.
Consider the new homeless tent city.
Some on social media have speculated that the land the tent city will be located on is owned by the same people that own Blue Line Development.
This multi-state outfit is currently the one the Missoula City Council tasked with getting more ‘affordable housing’ off the ground via their 200-unity Trinity Apartments project.
Missoula agreed to divert $1.2 million from the 1996 jail bond to this project, with the usual refrain that the developer would pull out otherwise.
What kind of deal - if any - was struck between the city/county and this developer that just got a bunch of land for free to put their new project on?
I dunno, but I’d love it if our local TV reporters would look into it (the newspaper is worthless).
NBC Montana might dig into it. Let us hope.