Some words we need to hear:
Jesse Watters began “Watters’ World” on Saturday by delivering a message of positivity to his audience, saying he’s sure America can overcome the devastation from the coronavirus. “The United States of America is rolling into a recession or a depression. What we do now will determine which one it’ll be. First, we have to stop the spread. You know what to do. Wash your hands, stay clean and practice social distancing,” Watters said, reminding people of the guidelines given to keep people safe from exposure to the virus. “If you can stay inside this week, work from home if you can. Don’t fly if you don’t have to. The virus is mostly in 10 large counties. A very high percentage in New York, California and Washington state,” he continued. “Some of these areas recognize the threat and are shutting down everything. All of them need to do that.” Watters talked about where the country stands medically and scientifically, assuring people the “brightest” are on the case. “All the brightest scientists in America [are] working around the clock to find a vaccine. Our people are the most innovative in the world,” Watters said. The host also addressed the president’s leadership, urging him and American industry leaders to do whatever they can. “The president should be invoking every possible law and power available to him. He should be mobilizing the military and declaring war on the coronavirus. Rally the country around the mantra ‘made in America,'” Watters said. “Every American industry should have all hands on deck. This isn’t a time for weakness. This is a time for strength.”Jesse Watters: ‘We shall overcome’ the coronavirus ‘if we all work together’ | Fox News
Well, here we are on the second day. We are already making some changes. We have to resist the temptation to overeat comfort or junk food. We will watch Sunday Mass being live-streamed on St Helen’s Facebook page. That is not my regular Parish, but I am watching that one so we can watch it together with my daughter’s family. It is a way for us to do something together while we are apart. My Parish is also live streaming Mass on Facebook. I will watch that one as well in solidarity with our parishioners.
We will be taking a walk this afternoon, especially since the weather is expected to be pretty lousy tomorrow, and we will be stuck inside. The biggest immediate challenge we have right now is getting exercise of any kind. We live in a small studio apartment, so even cleaning does not take very long. I guess I am finally going to have to make use of the fitness app on my smartphone.
Another way today is different is I did not watch the news this morning, except for getting the weather report. The Presidential election, which we have been obsessing over for the past few months, has suddenly seemed of far less interest than it did a week ago. The only thing I want to hear from Washington right now is how soon they will be sending out these stimulus checks we keep hearing about, and when hospitals and localities are going to get sorely needed supplies.
Spent the rest of our first day pretty much like any other Saturday that we don’t go out. But there were some significant differences. I wasn’t preparing my homily or composing the Prayer of the Faithful for tomorrow’s Mass. That’s because there is no tomorrow’s Mass. At least not one we can attend in person. We will watch Mass on TV together, and we will receive Spiritual Communion, but it will not be the same. Tomorrow is going to be even stranger than today.
The other strange thing-for me anyway-is that I purposely avoided the news. Except for briefly watching the local news this morning, I stayed off the news sites and away from the news channels for most of the day. Instead, I spent most of the day engrossed in movies, except for the time I took to write down an idea I had to move the story in a different direction for my book.
We did not go out to take a walk today, but we have to make that part of our routine because these days will rapidly become weeks and even months of idleness. Now I am going to break my self imposed moratorium on watching the news and check out what’s going on. I don’t expect to be surprised by much. Good night, and stay safe!
Yesterday at 4:00 in the afternoon, I left my office for the last time for at least three to four weeks. It could be longer. Much longer. This is entirely uncharted territory for all of us, so I have decided to keep a public diary to share our experience with this. I don’t care if anyone reads it, but writing has always been therapeutic for me and will help me deal with a lot of conflicting feelings and emotions that are assaulting me right now.
I was able to keep busy today. Getting those last few items from the store, doing the laundry, and stopping at the bank. In a little while, we may take a walk, but beyond that, we will be staying home. No Eating out, no shopping, no nothing outside the home will take some getting used to. Even the Church is closed.
Moving forward, I will find ways to occupy the time. I started to write a book back in November, but that has been on the back burner due to my usually hectic life, but now I have nothing but time and no excuses not to work on it.
Well, that’s it for the first entry. I haven’t decided how many times a day I will post, but I am sure it will be more than once. Till next time, stay safe.
Insider trading is a crime. They need to be investigated and tried and, if found guilty, expelled from the Senate and placed in jail. People across this country are making all kinds of sacrifices and many will soon be hurting financially and these dirt bags are making a score? How do these people sleep at night?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and three of her Senate colleagues sold off stocks worth millions of dollars in the days before the coronavirus outbreak crashed the market, according to reports.
The data is listed on a U.S. Senate website containing financial disclosures from Senate members.
Feinstein, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million in stock in California biotech company Allogene Therapeutics, between Jan. 31 and Feb. 18, The New York Times reported.
SENS. RICHARD BURR, KELLY LOEFFLER SOLD MILLIONS IN STOCK BEFORE CORONAVIRUS CRIPPLED MARKETS, REPORTS FIND
When questioned by the newspaper, a spokesman for the Democrat from San Francisco said Feinstein wasn’t directly involved in the sale.
“All of Senator Feinstein’s assets are in a blind trust,” the spokesman, Tom Mentzer, told the Times. “She has no involvement in her husband’s financial decisions.”Dianne Feinstein, 3 Senate colleagues sold off stocks before coronavirus crash: reports | Fox News
So this is how this works. You release a deadly virus into your own population and don’t tell them about it. Then you let thousands leave the infected area to contaminate the rest of the population, and you don’t tell them about it. You let thousands of potentially infected people to leave your country and then lie to the rest of the world that it is contained in Wuhan. And now you want to tell us what a wonderful response leader you are? Sure. Got it. Anyone who believes this crap probably believes Jeffrey Epstein really did kill himself.
It’s an extraordinary transformation. In a matter of weeks, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Communist Party have gone from being selfish villains responsible for a deadly pandemic to global heroes ready to pitch in and help countries that have been hard hit by the coronavirus. A Message from shaevitzandshaevitz.com Sponsored Video Watch to learn more China, ground zero of the outbreak, has been boasting about beating COVID-19. The numbers of new cases have largely leveled off there and it’s given Beijing a powerful tool in reshaping how the world sees them. The country has been mounting a very public — and largely successful — humanitarian campaign to come across as a strong world leader. It’s a power move that has allowed China to take over a role the United States and Europe have dominated for decades. China’s private and public sectors are working in lockstep to fast-track aid to countries that are in desperate need of it. “The Chinese government has been trying to project Chinese state power beyond its borders and establish China as a global leader, not dissimilar to what the U.S. government has been doing for the better part of a century, and the distribution of medical aid is part of that mission,” Dr. Yangyang Cheng, a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University, told The Intercept.China recasts itself as global coronavirus response leader as US, Europe struggle | Fox News
Gee, do you think he might have coincidentally contracted teh same strain of coronavirus as that scientist did that blew the whistle on the dictator Xi?
An outspoken tycoon who blasted Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party for their abysmal handling of the coronavirus has gone missing, his friends say. Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real estate executive, has never been shy about sharing his feelings toward people in power. In fact, last month he called Xi, one of China’s most powerful leaders in modern history, a “clown” and slammed the government’s efforts to contain COVID-19. An essay Ren shared with friends in recent weeks took aim at a speech Xi made on Feb. 23. Ren told friends that he “saw not an emperor standing there exhibiting his ‘new clothes,’ but a clown stripped naked who insisted he continue being emperor,” according to the China Digital Times, a U.S.-based website.Chinese tycoon vanishes after calling Xi a ‘clown,’ slamming government’s handling of COVID-19 | Fox News