Trump Will End Up Losing Florida 

Ax Handle Saturday the Day of Trump’s Florida Convention

Cristal M Clark

Last Month Trump decided to move his Republican nominating convention to Florida, the country’s highest-value swing state, from North Carolina and that move might end up costing him his beloved Florida. 

Why you might ask, well Trump can’t seem to bully Coronavirus into submission. Coronavirus cases are surging across Florida with wild abandon, making the move means that it will be painfully difficult for Trump to win Florida’s 29 electoral votes.  

And if Trump loses those votes, it would almost certainly guarantee his loss nationally.

Kim Nymeyer, president of the North Pinellas County Democratic Club: “If they move forward with that convention, with the numbers the way there are, people are just going to think they’re crazy. I do think Trump is taking the rope and hanging himself without any help from us.”

Good point Kim because with all eyes on Trump, I am fairly certain a lot of us around the US and world share in your opinion. 

But even Trump is showing signs of some fear: “When we signed a few weeks ago, it looked good. And now all of a sudden it’s spiking up a little bit and that’s going to go down. It really depends on the timing. We can do a lot of things, but we’re very flexible.”

Spiking up a “little bit?” I guess he pulled out his sharpie again because the numbers spiking in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are spiking at an alarming rate, hardly a “little bit.”

One top Republican close to the White House acknowledged things could, indeed, go badly and wind up hurting Trump’s chances of winning the all-important state. That individual actually went just a wee bit further speaking the condition of anonymity: “Worst case? No one comes, it looks empty and there’s a bunch of protests, which becomes the big story in the middle of a pandemic.”

The Republican National Convention is currently planning to test every single one of the attendees daily for the 3 day convention for the coronavirus, but if cases are still surging in Florida, daily tests of Trump delegates and supporters would raise questions about why so many medical resources were being devoted to an unnecessary celebration.

But wait folks because there’s more. The choice of the day itself, um Aug. 27,  which is the anniversary of “Ax Handle Saturday,” the day in 1961 when Blacks conducting a lunch counter sit-in were brutally attacked by about 200 white people wielding ax handles and baseball bats.

Mike Binder, a University of North Florida political science professor recently conducted a poll with regards to the convention too. “It’s one of the lowlights of Jacksonville’s history, it’s hard to imagine this going well…. Nobody else had their hand up wanting this thing.” And that poll? Well it showed that Jacksonville residents, by a 58-42 margin, opposed having the convention there right now.    

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Trump Purposely Misleading American’s and That Could Kill Thousands 

Trump’s Harmful Statements Spreading Across the Nation Faster Than Covid-19 

Cristal M Clark 

Just when you think Trump has topped his most erratic behavior he opens his mouth and says something even more toxic and dangerous. 

This past week, including the 4th of July weekend we’ve fallen witness to the damaging effects Trump’s words have had on race relations, guns being pulled left and right on Black American’s, he has strained relationships between citizens and law enforcement. This past weekend Vauhxx Booker, a black man was nearly lynched at Lake Monroe, in Indiana, all at the hands of White Racist Trump supporters. The last two weeks reports of multiple cases of Ken and Karen’s were seen in viral videos depicting whites pulling guns on harmless blacks. In Martinez, California on the 4th a sanctioned BLM mural was painted over by two Trump supporters, in Trump 2020 gear minutes after the sanctioned mural had been finished. The police would like to find those two by the way. These attacks against Black American’s are falling at the hands of Trump supporters who believe the words that fall from Trump’s  mouth, he stirs the race pot and it is going to get someone killed. 

This morning I witnessed a campaign ad Trump is running with regards to defunding the police. It was so misleading I felt sick to my stomach. He suggests in the ad that defunding the police means if you call them for rape, murder or a home invastion leave a message as it will take 5 days to return your call due to defunding the police. 

Are you fucking kidding me? That is not even close to what defunding police really is and means and I would encourage everyone running the ad to pull it, including YouTube TV. It is in fact a false advertisement-period. 

A new low for Trump. 

Where is the President of the United States, where is he or she? We are a nation, without a leader. Instead of leading us through a pandemic the people are taking matters into their own hands, and that is a sad state of affairs for the United States. 

It’s also an open invitation to enemies of our country watching this play out. 

What’s more is  that Trump’s remarks with regards to the Coronavirus have caused severe damage across this nation, with cases rising to epic proportions. Trump stated this past weekend that for 99% of those infected with the virus it is harmless. 

That is completely false, it’s a lie and it’s the same message he keeps trying to send, which has caused huge surges in the virus because people feel like it’s safe to ignore the virus, I mean doesn’t less testing make it just go away? 

Make that statement to front line workers caring for the sick, tell that to a family member who has either watched a loved one die from the virus or who is currently watching a loved one die, or not because still some hospitals are not letting family members in. 

The virus by the way is approximately 4.6% fatal, which if you know any math is not 99% harmless. 

Trump is encouraging behaviors that put American Citizens at a much greater risk of getting and passing on the virus which is the equivalent of encouraging a suicidal person to pull the trigger, or encouraging someone who wants to kill someone to just go out and do it, because this is a potentially deadly virus, it is a weapon, which in turn makes it a criminal charge to encourage irresponsible behavior, or actions that would end up killing someone because of the misuse of said deadly weapon. We do bring criminal charges in this country against those that allow for a deadly weapon to fall into the wrong hands, this virus is the same concept. 

The reality is -as of this morning 32 states are seeing a surge in cases, 3 of which are setting records with the number of newly reported cases within the last 4-5 days. 

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Florida, Texas and Arizona are being hit the worst. Florida on Saturday alone had over 11,400 new Coronavirus infections that day alone and Florida is being viewed as the new epicenter in the US, in Houston, Texas ICU’s at local hospitals are at capacity, Arizona is seeing the same thing. And the infections are not hitting the older population but those that are much, much younger and the outcomes are not looking like at least long term that they are going to actually fare better. 

It’s all about the strain on our healthcare system and not running out of our best treatment, Rendesivir. If we don’t bring the number of infections down and fast, we will run out of Rendesivir when the second wave hits the rest of the nation later this summer/early fall and over the winter, just in time for the election. 

Officials in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now saying that they opened their states before they should have and not carefully. And the number of newly reported cases clearly shows that. What is more concerning though, is the virus is causing life changing issues for many survivors. The way it attacks the body is perplexing to the medical and scientific communities and they still do not know enough about it to say for certain that for 99% of those infected with the virus it is harmless. Many survivors are experiencing issues months after surviving and no one knows if those medical issues are lifelong or months long, years long. 

But to say that for 99% of the population the virus is harmless? That simply is not true and greatly misleads this nation. The harm of Trump’s prior statements and erroneous claims that the virus is not that bad, we are getting ahead of it, it’s not dangerous, tells the public it’s okay to not social distance, not wear a mask, not wash your hands frequently and go ahead and gather in large groups.

Sign a waiver to attend a Trump rally that you don’t have to wear a face mask to, you do not have to socially distance, he is the President that protects your rights, your freedoms, your right to choose not to socially distance, not wear a mask. 

Think about all of those messages and ask that one important question. 

Why would Trump so go out of his way to mislead the public from false advertising with regards to defunding the police, to stirring the race pot, inciting violence against blacks, protecting statues rather than lives and now the lies about Coronavirus.

Why, is Trump lying to a nation of potential voters?  

Trump is attempting a diversion away from the Coronavirus by stirring racial tensions in this nation and his base is more racist than not, we all know that already. Trunp is protecting statues over people and putting out false ad’s with regards to defunding the police. But we all have to ask, what is his end game? 

Winning the election of course. 

He is trying to create a diversion away from the reality of the Coronavirus because quite simply, it makes him look bad and by bad, I mean like a complete, total and utter failure, which is he is. 

So play the race card, stir the tensions, that is the only way to divert attention away from a virus he can’t get ahead of out of nothing more than selfish stupidity and a refusal to listen to actual experts. The bad news for Trump though is that he is still losing at the polls, daily and in troves. Countless news stories have come out especially from the Villages in Florida, about staunch Republican’s bailing on their own party because they have become disgusted with Trump, his behavior, his lies, and his attempts to stir racial tensions and divide our nation, not to mentions how his words, actions and behaviors have misled a nation and caused mixed messages about the Coronavirus. 

The only hope Trump has now is a do over of he racial tensions from 2016 because quite frankly he has no other way into the White House again, no campaign promises he can make this go around, he has nothing, it’s either beat a virus or stir the racial tensions in the nation, again. 

Sadly though, the scientific and medical communities are worried about a new, more deadly swine flu, soon to head our way they have been watching in China, and the Plague has been found in China’s Inner Mongolia Province. Can Trump handle any of that if given an opportunity for another go around?

So in a sense we have caught Trump with his pants down and it is not looking good. More importantly, his own party from the lips of those on the Hill are starting to worry he is not going to win the election because of his behavior and rhetoric. 

And in theory, knowing how ugly of a human being Trump truly is, he could have an even more frightening motive here. Always remember this, Donald J Trump’s inaction, lies and misleading information with regards to the Coronavirus tells us, daily that Trump does not value your life, my life much less the lives of his supporters. He is the a danger to all of us in the United States. We have enough Rendesivir today, if the rate of infection does not get under control and now, we will run out. If we run out before the rest of the nation sees a second wave it will be during the fall and winter, right before the election, before voters head to the polls.  I mean, his plan B is really looking right back at us, now isn’t it? 

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Trump Administration Fucks Up – Again to the Tune of $7.3 Million

Buy’s Plastic Tubes Made for Bottling – Soda Instead of  Medical Test Tubes

Cristal M Clark 

When you have a leader like Donald Trump running the show this makes perfect sense, I mean the man did take credit for making Juneteenth famous as most people didn’t even know what it was before he made it famous, he’s also recently stated that he’d done more for our black brothers and sisters than even Abraham Lincoln did, and just this week said that we would have less cases of Corornavirus if we stopped testing for it, the number of cases would go way down, it would just disappear. I assume so would the number of pregnancies in the nation if we just stopped testing for it, how about cancer right, just stop testing for it and the number of cases would simply drop as if it just never existed. 


Like our inept leader the Trump administration tends to just stumble about making ridiculously stupid decisiions and mistakes. The Trump administration spent $7.3 million in taxpayer money on what they thought were test tubes needed to combat the Coronavirus, rather than properly vet the company and what they actually sell, they just flippantly spent our taxpayer money and made a rather embarrassing purchase. 

Texas based Fillakit LLC sold the administration Plastic tubes that are made for bottling soda and health officials are somewhat dumbstruck by the administration’s choice in test tubes for things like contaminated blood samples. 

To make things worse, according to former employees and ProPublica’s observation of the company’s operations, Fillakit employees do not always wear masks, gather the miniature soda bottles with snow shovels and dump them into plastic bins before squirting saline into them, all in the open air. Rendering them quite possibly contaminated already. 

Comforting right? That is just how much Donald Trump and his administration care about the citizens of this nation. 

And, I am not the only one saying that: the tubes are designed to be expanded with heat and pressure into 2-liter soda bottles, they do not fit the racks used in laboratory analysis of test samples. Even if the bottles were the right size, experts agree that the company’s process likely contaminated the tubes and could yield false test results.

Teresa Green, a retired science teacher who worked at Fillakit’s makeshift warehouse outside of Houston for two weeks before leaving out of frustration: “It wasn’t even clean, let alone sterile.” 

Officials in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and New Mexico confirmed they can’t use the Fillakit tubes. FEMA has asked health officials in several states to find an alternative use for the unfinished soda bottles.

The Trump administration’s often chaotic and frantic hiring of first-time federal contractors with little scrutiny during the pandemic shows how uneducated, inept and useless this administration truly is. The federal government has awarded more than $2 billion to first-time contractors for work related to the coronavirus many of which, like Fillakit, had no experience with medical supplies.

To put the icing the cake here, the Federal Emergency Management Agency signed its first deal with Fillakit on May 7, just 6 days after the company was formed by an ex-telemarketer repeatedly accused of fraudulent practices over the past not one but two fucking decades. Fillakit has supplied a total of more than 3 million tubes, which FEMA then approved and sent to all 50 states. If the company fulfills its contractual obligation to provide 4 million tubes, it will receive a total of $10.16 million of taxpayer dollars all wasted on shit we can’t use! 

Round of applause for Trump and his administration on this one, thanks for wasting our fucking money dipshits.

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Economic Recovery Could Take Years


MIA – Rapid Rebound for the Economy

Cristal M Clark

Regardless of what many think, reopening states is not going to provide the economic recovery many had hoped for and that is for a number of small reasons that once all added together point to some darker times ahead. 


Consumers are reluctant to spend, many businesses are still unable to open, of those that are, they are learning rather painfully that they will not be able to employ the workforce they once had and of those that can, many of those employees will be working from home, some companies are choosing to shut down entire offices and move everyone to a work from home environment which hit’s a rental market no one has been talking about. Many bars are going to be forced to remain closed simply because they are unable to accommodate social distancing rules, of those that do open, they will lose the profit they need due to the rules and limits on overall capacity post Covid-19 will allow, the same goes for restaurants. And event’s, venues and sports well I think everyone is getting the picture on those. 

The New York Times used  the online research platform SurveyMonkey and found that roughly 60% of the participants said they expected the next 5 years to be characterized by “periods of widespread unemployment or depression.”

A survey from the University of Michigan last week found that consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions had improved modestly in early May, but that their view of the future was just as grim as those surveyed by the New York Times and if you look carefully you are seeing the same from across several media outlets and universities.

As far as consumer confidence goes, that speaks volumes. Even in the financial industry we are seeing news and reports that lean towards the same sentiments. While we can get money in, we are finding it difficult to turn it around and get it back out on the streets. One of the contributing factors is that right now even lenders are skittish about lending to anyone who is not employed or going back to work for the same employer and borrowers have money right now, they are reluctant to spend what they have and they do not need a loan.

In testimony before a Senate committee on Tuesday, Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, both warned that further job losses were likely and they both can’t seem to agree on policies that will foster growth and repair our damaged economy. 

And to make matters even worse, economists, who once expected a swift, “V-shaped” recovery, now say unemployment is likely to remain elevated for years.

So while many clamor to reopen states and businesses they didn’t really win anything because this is going to be rolling along for quite a number of years. As construction continues, those footing the bill for said construction are going to be left holding a bag of absolute garbage they will be unable to lease, rent or sell for years to come. Commercial Real Estate is going to get hit hard and with little recourse available these guys stand to lose virtually everything. 

It’s time to address the issues of wages not being in line with the cost of living because until that situation becomes resolved we are not going to get ahead of this mess, then we need to look to bring jobs back to America and to stop giving tax breaks to large corporations who move jobs overseas or who simply get a big tax break for employing so many workers in America and take a hard fucking look at what those workers are paid in comparison to those that own or who are on a board of said companies. Why the fuck we would give Amazon, WalMart and many others the tax breaks we do is beyond me, they don’t pay people shit. As for bailouts to any corporation or company, yes they must be held accountable to misusing any said bailout so as to line the pockets of executives and board members.

The point is that working American’s are sick of the abuse of corporations, the banking industry, the airline industry with each bail out they receive. It benefits no workers but does benefit the board and the executives. That is disgusting. 

Every single little guy is taking a proverbial beating financially right now, it’s time the big players did their part and shared in that financial hit. 

Most importantly, regardless of Trump’s pushing and promises, the economy is not coming back anytime soon.

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Donald Trump and His Team Dealt Crucial Blows Today


Time Magazine’s New Cover to Dr. Rick Bright’s Testimony 

Cristal M Clark 

Today was not a good day for US President Donald Trump and his Coronavirus Response team, they were dealt multiple blows today, Dr. Rick Bright’s testimony to Congress with regards to this administration’s response to coronavirus to Time Magazine’s scathing new cover with regards to Trump’s order to open the United States Back up. 

Time’s cover story,  titled “There Are Sensible Ways to Reopen a Country. Then There’s America’s Approach.”


The story more or less rips Trump and his administration’s fumbled and foolish response to the public health crisis along with the administration’s  blatant and total disregard for the health, safety and welfare of this nation’s citizens. 


It also explains how the U.S. “risks making matters worse” as dozens of states prepare to ease lockdown restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the contagion.

And to back up Time Magazine’s editorial – ousted top Health and Human Services official Dr. Rick Bright, who testified today before Congress that the Trump administration’s timeline for a coronavirus vaccine is likely too optimistic, unrealistic and that there’s “no plan” to mass produce and distribute one.


Dr. Bright did not just stop at that either. He had quite a bit to say today. Dr. Bright informed Congress that he had warned the administration about shortages of personal protective equipment and that he faulted President Donald Trump and senior officials for having minimized the outbreak early on – which had deadly consequences.

He warned against opening up too quickly and without any real plan, each state, city and municipality is running wild and doing things differently. He expressed deep concern over the United States not having a unified plan so as to reopen states and worried that will have even more deadly consequences. 

But Dr. Bright’s concerns were previously met with complete incompetence and blatant ignorance. 

“I believe Americans need to be told the truth, we did not forewarn people. We did not train people. We did not educate them on social distancing and wearing a mask as we should have in January and February. All those forewarnings, all those educational opportunities, for the American public could have had an impact in further slowing this outbreak and saving more lives.”

Dr. Bright testified that he raised red flags about the lack of N95 masks in the national stockpile in January which helped lead to a shortage in protective equipment for health care workers. As a result, he said, “lives were endangered, and I believe lives were lost.”

“Not only that, we were forced to procure the supplies from other countries without the right quality standards, so even our doctors and nurses in the hospitals today are wearing N95-marked masks from other countries that are not providing the sufficient protection that a U.S.-standard N95 mask would provide them.” 

Dr. Bright warned lawmakers that even if one could be ready, there’s no strategy for mass production.

“If you can imagine the scenario this fall or winter, maybe even early next spring, when the vaccine becomes available, there’s no one company that can produce enough for our country or for the world. It’s going to be limited supplies, we need to have a strategy and plan in place now to make sure that we can not only fill that vaccine, make it, distribute it, but administer it in a fair and equitable plan.”

“We do not have that yet, and it is a significant concern,” he said.

He also warned that the administration needs to develop a comprehensive, well-implemented national response plan heading into the fall. Without one, he said, the coronavirus outbreak could combine with the seasonal flu later this year to create “the darkest winter in modern history.”

In closing Dr. Bright had this to say: “Our window of opportunity is closing if we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities.”

Dr. Bright is not wrong, at every turn Trump and his administration have failed, have provided misleading information, tout theory as scientific fact and have shown a blatant disregard to the lives of the people of this nation. Trump and his administration will go against the orders of his health experts and then sit around and pretend shit is not falling apart when it is. Dr. Bright hit the nail on the head in his closing argument to Congress today, what’s more in watching the hearing very few in Congress seemed to be on Donald Trump and his administration’s side. 

I actually watched the testimony in its entirety in shock. Our US President is putting lives in danger and does not give a shit at all. He did not when Coronavirus started and he hasn’t changed his mind at all. On social media citizens are voicing deep concerns over Trump and his administration’s handling of the Virus as well as concern over Governors and Mayors who are utilizing so called experts that don’t really know shit about day to day life like the rest of us. 

As this week comes to a close I would imagine Trump and his administration will be rife with snide, rude and insulting remarks about Dr. Bright and Time Magazine, because they know everything each said, is the absolute truth and nothing but that. 

Cristal M Clark

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You Survived Covid-19 – Why Are You Still Not Well?


Virus Survivors Suffering Debilitating Health Issues

Cristal M Clark 

Coronavirus is changing the way the world lives, works, shops and attends schools, events and church, which is starting to anger many. Some even tout that they survived the virus so what? Right, so what? Well, new research suggests that those who have survived are showing signs of just how badly the virus ravaged their organs without the individual realizing it. Doctors have been saying how shocked they are to see a patient with oxygen levels so low the patient shouldn’t be talking, standing or sitting but is. Now we are learning just how badly the virus attacks us. 


The coronavirus is now known to attack several organs in the body beyond the respiratory system, causing damage from the eyeballs to the toes, the digestive system, the kidneys, the liver and in some cases nerves. Our immune systems tend to go into overdrive just to fight off the infection, compounding the damage done. 

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To make matters worse, we are also finding that some children who survived the virus are showing signs of another entirely different infection after the fact that is suspected to be tied directly to the Coronavirus. Health officials are racing to understand it and find ways of preventing it. 

The virus is now being dubbed an organ killer. Patients who have survived are showing signs of decreased lung, kidney and liver function, continued fatigue and continued pain months after having had the virus. 

According to one study, survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS, suffered lung infections, higher cholesterol levels and were falling sick more frequently than others for as long as 12 years after the epidemic and research has just now begun for the Covid-19 survivors.  


These issues could play a much larger role in determining how we address social distancing rules, reopen eateries, schools, events and the like because public health officials say there’s a possibility the virus may become a seasonal affliction. 

The other crucial and more important thing this all highlights is that if you have been infected, you may not be immune to the virus and are more likely to become considered someone who has a compromised immune system as the virus hits in second and third waves. 


That information in and of itself should give the president the chills and cause him to pause in his rush to reopen everything, he needs to do this the smart way not in a way that will result in more death and misery. I get that we need to get things rolling but perhaps it is time for the president to invite others to the table, people who will provide sustainable, long term solutions to help get the country back up and running because right now, all he and those he is listening to are hearing are the sounds of bills passing hands and greed. 

Some of us have been part of meetings on smaller scales and are coming up with sustainable long terms plans because we are looking at the science. It’s time that US President Donald Trump, start working towards a plan B. 

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Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps Are Coming 

Swiss army tests proximity tracing app, Lausanne, Switzerland - 24 Apr 2020

Turning the World Into a Surveillance State 

Cristal M Clark 

That’s right, contact tracing apps are coming, in fact if you have watched any news programs recently you might have noticed that state and local governments are able to provide and see mobile device data showing where we are complying with lockdown orders or not. 


I bet a lot of folks missed that one, when I mentioned it online earlier today quite a few heads spun. Believe it or not it is still not an infringement on anyone’s rights. If you obtain the virus those that you potentially infected have rights as well, and one of those rights would be the right to know they have been in contact with someone who was infected with Covid-19. 

It amazes me how words like communism, communist state, infringements and constitutional rights are being tossed around like any of that matters to the individuals spewing those words. What about the other half of the population who would prefer not to catch the virus, they have the same rights as those that are anti everything. Maybe instead of having tantrums over shutdowns and masks these individuals can help come up with solutions because the pain we all felt as our economy bottomed out should be enough to tell all of you that the reason it happened is because our economy was not built in a way so as to sustain any actual life. 


Now, as the contact tracing apps start rolling out, we will start hearing part of the population accuse the system of making this a surveillance country and insist rights are being taken away, the US is in violation of the constitution. The truth is, only health organizations will have access to the data provided by the apps so that individuals can be warned of contact with an infected person. 

Like it or not, these apps are going to roll out and my gut tells me that Android and IOS will roll out an update carrying said apps. You are not going to have a choice and judging by some of the outrageous behaviors I am seeing from anyone not wanting to comply with safety measures currently, that will be a smart decision.  

And that will change the way of the entire world because those apps are going to be rolling out worldwide. We have to be able to trace this virus down, we must have the capability to inform anyone who might have been in contact with someone who had the virus because we must protect the vulnerable who would otherwise die should they get the virus. 

The ugly truth is, a vaccine may never stop the virus just like the flu that shows up every year, those that were infected may become infected again and some can carry the virus well past it’s initial life expectancy. The reason we need all of this is because if you think this virus is bad, just wait for the next one to hit. You can’t stop that and we must be ready for the next one by implementing safety measures that are designed to protect. 

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Colorado Cafe Shut Down For Defying State Safer at Home Order 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario “Charo” Gutierrez)

Castle Rock – Colorado 

Cristal M Clark 

The owner of  C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock, Colorado decided to defy the State’s safer at home orders and opened it’s dining room to the masses Sunday. Now a day later the eatery has been shut down by the Tri-County Health Department and Governor Jared Polis ordered the suspension of the restaurant’s license.


The eatery was flooded with happy diners who were mask free with the exception of one individual. Images and video flooded social media yesterday of the opened eatery. The owner, April Arellano, told local papers she did not expect it to be as busy as it was but was thankful for those that came out. “I’m so happy so many people came out to support the Constitution and stand up for what is right. We did our time. We did our two weeks. We did more than two weeks … and we were failing. We had to do something.” So you put yourself before the safety of your customers? Nice. 

And now she has been forced to close and her license yanked. 

People flooded social media either in support of her or not and that is where things are getting ugly. Some slammed her “So much selfish stupidity. If it was just themselves they were endangering I wouldn’t care, but we’re all connected. It’s a pandemic and people are dying,” one individual wrote on member station Colorado Public Radio’s Facebook post about the reopening.  

Others praised her. 

And it truly depends on which side someone is on with regards to the US shutting down virtually everything. Some view it as the government taking away constitutional rights, while others view it as simply being asked to do our part to stop the spread of the virus. And many of those that oppose such shutdowns often try to throw the Constitution into the conversation, I have rights, we have rights, it is my right, we are being oppressed, our rights are being infringed upon. 

I am so sick of seeing this argument, no one lost any right, no one’s rights are being infringed upon. People in the United States are so pathetically selfish that they simply do not care for anything or anyone other than themselves. It is ridiculous. 

These are the same arguments you hear about mask wearing. The argument is beyond so fucking stupid every time I hear it that I want to vomit. I’ve heard those that argue all of this by telling everyone, if you are afraid of getting sick, stay home. My response is usually, Fuck You. Those individuals are infringing on the rights of others. They are, not the government, every single individual who refuses to wear a mask, to remain closed until it’s deemed safe to reopen, open at a lesser capacity and so on, infringe on everyone else’s rights. This is far from government overreach, it’s purely a level of American ineptitude that has never been seen before. These people call anyone willing to comply with shutdown orders or mask wearing: sheep. To a careful observer the only sheep are those that are allowing themselves to become part of the problem, the protesting the refusal to remain closed, the refusal to wear masks, those individuals are in fact the sheep. They follow the masses of distorted, misinformation brought about by nothing more than conspiracy theory and selfishness. 

But that is not how they see it right? They only think of themselves, me, me, me, like petulant children having a tantrum. They want people to become infected just to prove a point but what they lack is education. Not everyone wants to become infected, some have elderly family members or a family member who has a compromised immune system who do not want to see a loved one become infected. It is not the right of the masses to infringe upon the rights of another individual who simply wants to live and avoid getting the virus. That is the part these selfish – simple minded people don’t get. 

Dr. John M. Douglas Jr., the health department’s executive director: “It is disheartening that this restaurant has chosen to move ahead of the public orders and not even consider implementing best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

That is the other thing, the eatery did not implement or even attempt to implement best practices, social distancing, ppe. Nothing, they did nothing. 

So the owner, April Arellano of C&C Coffee and Kitchen proved one fatal point and that is that she does not give a shit about anyone’s health or safety, all she cared about was money. 

That is pure selfish, greed. 

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Coronavirus Heroin Anyone?

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Bronx – New York 

Cristal M Clark 

I was wondering when we would start marketing campaigns geared towards the pandemic. Covid-19 Micro-Brew, the Rona Burger, Coronavirus Fries, you get the picture. I did not expect something like Heroin to be labeled as “Coronavirus.”


I am guessing that the NYPD was just as surprised to see it as well. Turns out some quick thinking drug dealers got their marketing game on and started selling heroin in glassine packets stamped with the word “Coronavirus” next to a biohazard symbol.


I have to hand it to them for the creativity here. I mean they beat some of the world’s leading ad agencies to the punch line on this one. 

The NYPD stumbled upon a Bronx heroin/fentanyl packaging mill where they were shocked to learn, produced more than $1 million worth of individual dose envelopes stamped “Coronavirus,” “24 Black Mamba,” “Hiroshima,” “Isis,” “Antrax” and “95.”

Damn these guys are killing it with the clever marketing. 

According to York DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan 


“We arrested six drug traffickers who aptly branded their product ‘coronavirus. Traffickers market their drugs like businesses, branding their product with stamps to attract users, like ’24 Black Mamba’; or use an ‘Antrax’ stamp to designate origins and reference enforcer gangs of the Sinaloa Cartel.”

It is important to note that brand of heroin, and the “24 Black Mamba” heroin have been associated with multiple fatal overdoses in New Jersey but the source of the heroin has not been discovered yet. 

Since New York has faced some really strict lockdown measures it wasn’t too difficult for cops to figure out what was up after they witnessed a drug hand-off near the George Washington Bridge Thursday night, after they found the branded drugs in a Bronx apartment.

At the end of the day, The raid resulted in the seizure of $25,000 cash, 120,000 packets of heroin or fentanyl, drug-packaging equipment and ink pads used to stamp the glassine packets.

Cristal M Clark

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