First, let me say that I appreciate his service to our country and for being a stand up guy. I always feel a loss of a soldier or one who served honorably.
Semantics are a funny thing though. You can say something and have it mean something else. The first reports of his death were that he died of Covid complications and was fully vaccinated. I’m sure that’s what Peppermint Patty (Jenn Psaki) was trying to sell the lapdog Whitehouse press corps, a group that does what they are told.
THE FACTS OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA
The real truth is that he had Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the blood), Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer. He was 84. The typical “Covid death” is someone of 82 years old with 2 or more co-morbidities (look it up, don’t believe me). He was undergoing chemo treatments which along with the Myeloma weaken your immune system.
There isn’t much being said about Parkinson’s, but I’m not aware of a cure for that either.
The average American male lives to about 77 years old, less for black men. He outlived that and fought a long fight against the cancer.
I also ask what good the VAX did as he died “with Covid”.
I have 2 friends battling Multiple Myeloma. They are begging for a cure and have received “new blood” giving them another 5 years to live at the present.
It is a death sentence with no known cure, only treatments that prolong your time on earth. I have friends that are famous doctors who specialize in treating this disease and the outcome is eventual. They tell me frequently that they had a bad day because they had to send someone home to die as there is no treatment left for them.
So spin it any way you want, but the cause of death was not a Covid death. While it’s true that he had complications, so do others who don’t have co-morbidities and are less than 82 yet survive. Most (99.5% currently) who contract it live. It’s neck and neck between Covid deaths and those killed by the vax, if anyone would report the correct numbers.
When I first started blogging in 2004, Glenn Reynolds or Instapundit was the the biggest game in town. I noticed that Don got a lot of attention by linking to him. I thought he was being contentious to gather a following, until I found out what he did for a living.
He was a reporter for a Newspaper in West Virginia, now retired. I won’t mention it because he’s said that he’s not all that fond of it.
What draws me to his writing is that it is good. It’s hard to write well. I can ramble on and take forever to make a point, but Surber gets to it with wit and pithiness that I admire.
I love his Highlights of the News and his commentary of it. I’ve read it for a long time now. He doesn’t pontificate, yet makes his point with the summary that he presents.
Hopefully, I’ll one day be able to get my style somewhere in the ballpark of Surber, but I doubt it.
I don’t expect him to mention or follow me. It doesn’t matter.
I was most happy for him when the greatest radio host of all time called him out last year. That is an accolade to take to your grave and I’m glad it happened to him.
By far, my most popular posts are What’s it like to have a high IQ and this one, Euphemisms for Stupid. For a decade, this post was #1 worldwide in Google on how to call someone stupid.
More people have re-used content on this post around the world than some marketing campaigns by Facebook, and that is where a lot of it wound up it seemed (and I still have a happy life after I fired them).
To honor that post, I updated it today (there are almost a hundred creative ways to say someone fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down or that they couldn’t pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel) with this one:
Enjoy, and if you want to find out a way to say someone is stupid that you’ve never heard of, go get you some at the link above.
“In truth, the degree of anyone’s success depends on how often they can say the word yes and hear the word no.” – unknown.
Many are afraid of what others will think if they divert from their principles and don’t give the real answer. It would save both parties a lot of time and angst if you would just be honest.
For Introverts, this is the best conversation. It cuts through the BS small talk about why you can or can’t do something and gives the appropriate answer. You’ll be respected for getting to the point quickly and will feel better about yourself for being honest.
Some, albeit a few might get their feelings hurt, but it will pass once they see you have done the right thing. Many will appreciate that you gave them a straight answer, even if it isn’t dressed up and decorated with flowers and bows before you dance around your answer.
Say it, Yes or No. Then move on to a deeper conversation.