Virgin Mary Image Seen In Sky

An image of what appears to resemble the Virgin Mary was seen in the sky above Corrientes, Argentina last week. Locals believe the visage is protecting them from the Wuhan Virus.

Christian worshippers claim the Virgin Mary has appeared in the sky and is protecting them from coronavirus.

The moment was caught on camera around 5pm on Wednesday in the city of San Carlos, in the northeastern Argentine province of Corrientes. It shows three shafts of blue and white light appear from the sky – the colours commonly associated with the Christian saint.

An unnamed resident whose daughter took the picture said: “In the sky a rainbow started to be seen, and then some drops started to create the figure (of the Virgin) in the sky surrounding the sun”.

You can see the photo at the link, and to be honest, it sure looks like the mother of Christ. I mean, at this point, people want to believe God will help eradicate this virus sooner rather than later.

Do You Know Any Heroes Around Here?

There are plenty of heroes amidst the Wuhan Virus pandemic, but not all of them are medical personnel or truckers. Some of them, like my brother-in-law and his employer, are just people who saw a crisis and decided to help.

In Pennsauken, DIY Media Group, which owns CD and DVD manufacturer Disc Makers, self-publishing company BookBaby, and t-shirt maker Merchly, has plans to shift its operations in support of the cause.

It was an opportunity born in crisis. With a broad ban on public gatherings, the touring musicians upon whose business Disc Makers typically relies weren’t placing orders. Production had fallen to about half of normal levels.

“We were doing all sorts of contingency planning,” said CEO Tony van Veen said. “We are a manufacturer; we can make stuff, let me figure out what. My wife turned to me and said, ‘Can’t you make these?’” van Veen said. “We can’t really sew, but how about these face shields?”

Mike has been working for Disc Makers since we graduated from college, and has learned the CD business from the ground up. Most of the people there are innovative, so the decision t pivot toward face shields is not a surprise.

The shields are designed to be reusable and can withstand cleaning with bleach, ammonia, or peroxide without streaking or discoloring, van Veen said; some components, like its Velcro straps and foam headband, are not necessarily capable of being sterilized.

You can never have too many face shields, especially while this virus is spreading. Every little bit helps.

Van Veen anticipates selling the face shields for less than $3 apiece in minimum quantities of 250. As the product evolves, he wants to lower its cost as much as possible, and expand applications for use by non-medical customers.

“I want to make sure that we sell them at a fair price so it covers my labor and my materials, and a little bit towards overhead and rent,” he said. “My goal is to help keep people safe, and help keep people in my facility employed.”

Disc Makers probably could have jacked the prices and made themselves a ton of money, but that’s never been what they’re about. One local news story suggested they may actually lose some money, but no one at Disc Makers is worrying about that now. They’d rather do the right thing.

Mother Zucker

Meet Dr. Howard A. Zucker, M.D, the Commissioner of Health for New York State. Like most politicians in New York, Zucker is a rabid leftist and no fan of President Trump. So much so, he decided to tell New Yorkers to ignore the coronavirus precautions.

A New York’s health commissioner contradicted coronavirus guidance from the White House on Wendesday, telling people who have been to New York City recently that they should not, in fact, quarantine.

Coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx on Tuesday urged anyone who had been to New York City recently to self-quarantine, as there was a significant chance they contracted the virus. NY commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, however, said that part of the White House’s guidance wasn’t necessary.

“I would not follow that. I believe you should follow the guidance in general, you should social distance,” he said, according to Wall St. Journal reporter Jimmy Vielkind.

Yeah, that’ll work in a state which has seen over 200 deaths and 25,000 cases. Feel free to head to the supermarket every day, take long walks in the park, and ride the subway to your heart’s content and see if I give a damn. You know who I’m concerned about? My 74-year old mother, my mother-in-law, my family members and my friends (including Jenn and the rest of you guys). If citizens of the Empire State want to listen to bad advice (simply to “own” Trump) who am I to stop them?

On Tuesday, Ace wrote this about New York: “I think the rest of the country is ready to build a fucking wall around NYC and leave it to its own fate. New Yorkers, understand this: The good feeling the country had about you post-9/11 is gone. A lot of us would rather the entire city be left to rot than be forced to send more money to this ungrateful, demanding, snidely superior shithole.”

He’s not wrong.

Hey Brother, Pour The Wine

Dearest Florida, I know I have made fun of you and your citizens lo these many years, and while much of it was deserved, I want you to know there are other states in the Union who are dumber than dog dirt. See also: Arizona.

Medical experts with Banner Health are warning the public against using inappropriate medication and household products to prevent or treat coronavirus.

The warning by Banner Health comes after after an Arizona man in his 60s died from taking a substance used to clean fish tanks at aquariums in order to prevent contracting COVID-19.

Mission accomplished! He’ll now never contract the coronavirus.

In a statement released on Monday, experts emphasized that chloroquine, which is a medication used for malaria, should not be taken to treat or prevent COVID-19.

Banner Health officials say the man who died, along with his wife, both took chloroquine phosphate. The man’s wife, who was also in her 60s, is currently under critical care.

Just so you know, it’s really difficult to find decent stories anymore because coronavirus leads every website and media outlet. I’m trying to switch things up as much as possible, but no one wants to write about anything else. Frankly, I’m bored with the virus hysteria already.

True Detective Stories

Well, I’ve made it through the first two days of 12-hour shifts, and to be perfectly frank, it isn’t as horrible as I imagined. Our tour consists of two 12-hour days, two days off, then lather, rinse and repeat.

The current schedule has us working these tours through June, which will suck, but four hours overtime every day makes this an easier pill to swallow.

The Good: Two days on, two days off is awesome. It certainly beats my four-day, five-day regular shift.

The fact traffic is nonexistent in the morning is also a major bonus. My half-hour drive is cut to about twenty minutes now, and there are less idiots on the road – besides me.

The shift split up our regular squads, and most of the dullards – including Diego the Idiot Detective – are working the shift opposite me. Score!

Also, the thugs have been staying inside for the most part. Two days without a shooting in this division in a damned miracle…

Continue reading “True Detective Stories”

The Dummy Lives

Well, it took more than a week for Alzheimer’s-addled Joe Biden to address the coronavirus pandemic, and as always Creepy Joe’s remarks were poignant, lucid, and not at all insane.

Former Vice President Joe Biden broke his silence Monday morning to rip President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee accused Trump and McConnell of pushing measures that favor big corporations over working Americans a day after Senate Democrats tanked a $1.6 trillion emergency relief package.

In fairness, Joe likely forgot about that moments after he saw the news on the television… because the man is literally losing his mind.

“Republicans refuse to increase Social Security at the same time, to forgive student loans, to take the necessary steps to stop evictions, ensure food and nutrition for vulnerable families,” Biden said. “Senator McConnell should immediately allow a bipartisan vote on aggressive measures to help small businesses, workers, communities.”

Every single state is shutting down, forcing people to stay inside their homes, closing businesses, and deranged Joe Biden is trying to bankrupt the country with freebies? (Actually, they are in no way “freebies,” since student loan forgiveness and Social Security are funded by American taxpayers. But hey Joe, you be you. Dolt.)

Caption Contest Winners

The It’s Taco’ Clock! Caption Contest is now over.

Top Three Entries:
3. Jose’s job was to keep all the customers a “social distance” from the food truck. – Mike AKA Proof
2. Poor Michael Moore, it’s been at least 30 seconds since he last ate something. – MelP

WINNER! – Giving a free Corona with each order didn’t work out as planned. – Jim

Miami Pol Wants To Sacrifice Firefighters

Meet Ricky Arriola, Miami Beach Commissioner.

As a politician, Ricky must weigh tough decisions every single day. Important choices like should the city allocate more funding for schools, are the beaches safe, and how many firefighters can we expose to coronavirus?

Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola on Friday at an emergency city meeting asked if there were doctors in the audience. Nobody answered. He suggested that if people who survive the coronavirus then have immunity — like the chicken pox — then the city can take steps to help others.

“Assuming you make it through,” Arriola said, before describing what he called a “dangerous but bold” idea: “First responders voluntarily taking one for the team” and then developing immunity.

Arriola did not elaborate what he meant by the phrase “taking one for the team.

Hmm, I think I can make an educated guess. You see, Ricky would never sacrifice politicians, since they are necessary to offer up hot takes and expert opinions. Firefighters, however, are apparently a dime a dozen, so if they get infected, what’s the harm?

Politicians always claim they’re the brave men and women holding the country together, but when it comes time to get their hands dirty, they’re the first to volunteer others.

FDA Approves Speedy Coronavirus Test

While the Wuhan Virus is still spreading across the globe, the Trump Administration and private industries are combating the effects and creating a new quick-result test. Never underestimate American ingenuity.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a coronavirus test that can detect the virus within 45 minutes, the company that makes the tests announced on Saturday.

The FDA approved the test, created by Cepheid, a California-based medical device company, through Emergency Use Authorization, a process the helps circumvent the lengthy approval process for drugs, medical supplies and diagnostic measures.

Cepheid said that its “point-of-care” test is compatible with 23,000 automated systems it has in hospitals around the world. Five thousand of those are in the United States, the company said in a statement.

Mainstream media outlets hardest hit.

Weekend Caption Contest

It’s Taco’ Clock! Caption Contest
(Source: Reuters)

Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted on Monday, March 23rd.

Original Caption: Tacos el Tajin food truck owner Tomas Lopez checks his watch at lunch time in the South Lake Union neighborhood, normally a busy area for Amazon and the biotech industry, as companies like Amazon instructed employees to work from home if they can during the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Seattle, Washington. REUTERS/Jason Redmond