Comrade Update! - Trickle Down Communism

GLENN: Comrade!


 STU: Yes, comrade!


 GLENN: Good news from the Western front!


 STU: I bet there is.


 GLENN: Talk radio is starting to suck beyond belief because they're adopting our Soviet principles.


 STU: Soviet talk radio.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: In the motherland.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: That was low quality radio.


 GLENN: That's good low quality radio only to be found in a socialist nation.


 STU: And soon hopefully the Fairness Doctrine might come back and they can tell us exactly what we can and cannot say! On the Western front.


 GLENN: Yes. Comrade, we have been working towards this for a very, very long time. I remember, comrade, back in the Fifties. We looked at each other wearing those furry hats.


 STU: Yes.


 GLENN: The star on them.


 STU: Kind of stumbling over really cheap vodka.


 GLENN: Very cheap vodka.


 STU: Free vodka.


 GLENN: For a while there, there was more vodka in my bloodstream than blood but that's a whole different story.


 STU: There was blood in your vodka?


 GLENN: Yes. Do you remember when we were planning the destruction of the West? Those were the glory days.


 STU: Those were the -- you mean when we were doing it overtly?


 GLENN: Yeah, when we were actually getting together and we were like, comrade, we've got another way to destroy the West.


 STU: Those were the days.


 GLENN: And remember when we thought we should start small and then just let it trickle down, kind of like that, what was his face, Reagan with his trickle down economics.


 STU: Oh, the enemy.


 GLENN: Trickle-down communism. It's fantastic. So what we decided to do, if you remember, comrade, was --


 STU: I do remember.


 GLENN: -- let's bleed them dry. Let's help them make just stupid decision after stupid decision after stupid decision. We could use our tools like the unions and get them into all kinds of pensions and all kinds of special programs. It would be fantastic. Oh. Well, comrade, good news from the Western front, the Far West. We've got a city in California now that is -- are you ready? The first to go bankrupt. It's fantastic.


 STU: Comrade.


 GLENN: What?


 STU: Has Dennis Kucinich got another mayoral job?


 GLENN: No, he's been busy, he's been busy on the federal level. Almost had him, too. Damn, those space aliens.


 Here's the story, comes out of California. There's a financial crisis now. More than three years after the state took over the city's debt-ridden public schools, the state did --


 STU: Should we just -- are we just passing over that part, comrade?


 GLENN: What?


 STU: That the state took over?


 GLENN: Took over their debt-ridden public schools?


 STU: What, no, this was all part of the plan. This is fantastic.


 GLENN: As soon as the state crumbles, it can be kicked up to the Feds. Then when the Feds, when they crumble, we're there to pick up the pieces, comrade!


 STU: Oh, the Politburo can just take over.


 GLENN: So three years after the state took over the city's debt-ridden public schools as a result of snowballing police and firefighter salaries and overtime expenses coupled with plummeting tax revenue from a weak housing market, this city is finally completely out of cash. Spending $10 million more than they received in tax revenue. They would take in $4 million; they would spend $10 million. The city council and the mayor have met on it and they said, we've just been making mistakes for a very long time. Quote: We've been spending money that we haven't had for a very long time. It was only a matter of time before this happened.




 STU: Oh, comrade.


 GLENN: This is great news.


 STU: Comrade, you know what's great about it, too?


 GLENN: What?


 STU: Is that we've convinced the people in the Western Front that competition just won't work in schools. There shouldn't be vouchers and people choosing good schools and rewarding them.


 GLENN: Of course not.


 STU: No, we should just give these people all of the money so they can spend two and a half times that amount and then fail. This is fantastic. And the best part is they are not even going to get a good education with that money.


 GLENN: Now listen, my comrade friend. The best news is this is happening in California. We have California on the brink of disaster. If California fails, they will shove all that debt to the federal government, and the federal government says we'll have to save California because California, we can't let all those people fail out there, we can't let them lose their house, we can't let them not have fire and police and school. We've got to take it on as a nation and we'll shoulder the burden together. Then it will just be a giant domino effect.


 STU: Let's make sure I understand, comrade, because this seems to be working well.


 GLENN: Yeah.


 STU: So Government controls the schools.


 GLENN: Yes.


 STU: And then the government-controlled schools fail. So the government-controlled state takes over the government-controlled school and then the government-controlled federal takes over the government-controlled state which overtook the government-controlled school and all of them failed.


 GLENN: And then, and then when it all fails, then the global government can take on everyone's debt and we can share the pain and the wealth. Comrade, great, great news from the Western front today! Oh, that's great. (Gunshot).

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 799,995 (up from 735,135 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 38,735 (up from 34,807 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 169,995 (up from 155,950 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 164,359 Confirmed Cases and 3,173 Deaths, up from 142,746 cases and 2,489 deaths Yesterday
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 63,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 11,591 officially dead)
  • US has 3,173 Dead vs 5,507 Recovered and 3,512 in Critical Condition
  • The US Currently has 155,679 Active Cases of COVID-19, with less than 0.6% of the total US population tested
  • 15% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
The Moment of Trump's Conversion: Dr Anthony Fauci Takes Full Responsibility
  • Dr Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the coronavirus task force, explained on CNN that Trump listened and "got it right away" after being shown new data projecting as many as 3 Million deaths in the US if COVID-19 mitigation policies were lifted.
  • Fauci also said Trump's "first goal is to prevent suffering and death" and this was part of the reason why he knew the COVID-19 guidelines should be extended.
  • "You know, interestingly, we showed him the data, he looked at the data and he got it right away, it was a pretty clear picture," according to Fauci.
  • "Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together and leaned over his desk and said 'Here is the data, take a look.'
  • Trump reportedly looked at them, understood the implications and he shook his head and said 'I guess we got to do it.'
  • "Medically, this is the right decision, and I stand behind it 100%," Fauci said.
  • "From a public health standpoint, we felt strongly that it would have been the wrong decision to pull back," Fauci said. "I mean, we are scientists, physicians, public health officials. We're not economists. We're sensitive to the idea that the economy could suffer, but weigh that against tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of American lives."
  • " was patently obvious looking at the data that at the end of the day if we try to push back prematurely, not only would we lose lives, but it probably would hurt the economy as well. So you would lose on double accounts. So, to us, there was no question what the right choice was."
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Join States Issuing House Arrest Orders
  • Maryland and Virginia became the latest states on Monday to enact "stay-at-home" mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak, except for essential travel for work.
  • Virginia's order is in effect until June 10, making it one of the longest statewide mandates implemented so far.
  • Maryland's penalties for violating its order are among some of the strictest in the country, including a $1000 fine, and up to 30 days jail time for repeat offenders.
  • In total, more than 210 Million Americans now effectively live under some form of House Arrest or Shelter In Place type orders, with another, 50 Million facing travel or shopping/eating restrictions.
  • Only 6 states have not closed schools.