When President Biden announced a bipartisan deal to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure — the real kind, like roads and bridges and waterways — he stressed that it is extremely important that he and lawmakers be able to trust each other. Each must be as good as his or her word, Biden said. And then, within hours, Biden moved the goalposts on the deal, leaving Republicans sputtering in frustration and bipartisanship in the rear-view mirror. Plus, another topic: Why are Democrats so unenthusiastic about investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic? Especially when they couldn’t get enough of investigating allegations of Trump-Russia “collusion” from 2017 to 2019? And now, can Republicans investigate on their own?

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  1. Taras Coolidge
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    The two reports here are York’s most devastating so far.

    In the case of the infrastructure bill, it’s not clear to me whether Biden is being treacherous, or simply doesn’t remember what he said.  We must expect him to chart an erratic course, as different White House staffers vie for influence and grab his ear.

    In the case of the Democrats’ strange reluctance to investigate the origins of COVID-19, once again we seem to be dealing with a profoundly corrupt party.

    It’s much like they are obsessed with the 4% of black homicides involving the police, but not at all interested in the other 96%, which are nearly all black on black killings.  Those deaths are not politically useful; just the opposite, in fact.

    Meanwhile, investigating China would impact the profits of the Democrats’ sugar daddies in Big Tech and Hollywood.

     

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  2. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid. 

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  3. Taras Coolidge
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    The issue is whether they told the world what they knew in a timely fashion.  Or, through deception and delay, increased the death toll by millions.

    I’ve always assumed that, if it had been intentional from the start, the virus would have been released in, say, Brazil or Zaire, and especially nowhere near Wuhan.

    This is not to say, once the virus was out, that China did not go out of its way to make the epidemic as bad as possible.

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    I think a lawsuit is too petty for this crime. China did not unleash this virus on purpose, but once it had been released they conspired to keep data from the west for as long as possible – while agents of the Chinese government purchased PPE. Shipping unknown tons to China, while China exported sub standard and defective products to the world. (Italy was particularly hit by shoddy products)

    Only treating these actions as a ‘hostile act’ and openly declaring China a hostile power can the west get a little justice for this situation.

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  5. colleenb Member
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    I agree in that I think it would be beating a dead horse. China will never admit to anything and will never be brought to court. The most the rest of the world can hope for is to make it plain that China was complicit.

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  6. Taras Coolidge
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    I agree in that I think it would be beating a dead horse. China will never admit to anything and will never be brought to court. The most the rest of the world can hope for is to make it plain that China was complicit.

    Right now, China is pumping out propaganda across the world blaming the United States for the pandemic. If we sit on our hands, that is the story that will become accepted in large parts of the world.

    China has hundreds of billions of dollars in assets outside of its own borders. Why should anyone object to “ambulance chasers“ going after that money?

    At worst, the legal risk will increase China’s cost of doing business in the West. Even if nobody is able to collect anything, the suits have the beneficial effects of making China look bad.

    Not as bad as it should look, but at least a little bad!

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  7. colleenb Member
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    Taras (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    I agree in that I think it would be beating a dead horse. China will never admit to anything and will never be brought to court. The most the rest of the world can hope for is to make it plain that China was complicit.

    Right now, China is pumping out propaganda across the world blaming the United States for the pandemic. If we sit on our hands, that is the story that will become accepted in large parts of the world.

    China has hundreds of billions of dollars in assets outside of its own borders. Why should anyone object to “ambulance chasers“ going after that money?

    At worst, the legal risk will increase China’s cost of doing business in the West. Even if nobody is able to collect anything, the suits have the beneficial effects of making China look bad.

    Not as bad as it should look, but at least a little lad!

    I guess I was thinking of the CCP as being the one who should get sued. 

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  8. Taras Coolidge
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    I ordinarily agree with just about everything you report, but must disagree most vehemently with allowing law suits against the Chinese government to go forward for their responsibility for Covid. Only the ambulance chasers of the world could want this. The entire world has been damaged, and no lawsuit can even begin to prove the Chinese intentionally unleashed Covid.

    I agree in that I think it would be beating a dead horse. China will never admit to anything and will never be brought to court. The most the rest of the world can hope for is to make it plain that China was complicit.

    Right now, China is pumping out propaganda across the world blaming the United States for the pandemic. If we sit on our hands, that is the story that will become accepted in large parts of the world.

    China has hundreds of billions of dollars in assets outside of its own borders. Why should anyone object to “ambulance chasers“ going after that money?

    At worst, the legal risk will increase China’s cost of doing business in the West. Even if nobody is able to collect anything, the suits have the beneficial effects of making China look bad.

    Not as bad as it should look, but at least a little bad!

    I guess I was thinking of the CCP as being the one who should get sued.

    Changed “lad“ to “bad“.  I guess I was thinking of the CCP promoting child labor!

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