Why President Trump Refuses to Use the Defense Production Act

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Rick Wilson

A great mystery has been swirling around The Anointed One of the Lord’s flat-out refusal to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators for doctors and other medical personnel fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Under this act of the U.S. Congress, passed back in the Korean War days, a president can go to a particular private sector company and say:

America’s hospitals need 100,000,000 N-95 masks to protect their medical staffs. I demand that your company (American Shield, Inc.) shall immediately set aside a factory and immediately retool it and staff it to manufacture these masks. You shall deliver all of these masks by April 30, 2020.

This act allows the U.S. Government to obtain badly needed items quickly from American industry. It also allows federal officials to know how many items are definitely coming—-and from which companies they are coming—-by a certain specified date.

Why is Trump refusing to use the DPA? It is pure politics. The lives of American medical personnel are being put at risk and/or sacrifice on the altar of Trumpian politics. Please allow me to explain.

The true, baseline definition of socialism is where the government of a country confiscates all privately owned free enterprise companies, takes permanent government ownership of those companies, and then operates those enterprises to produce goods and service for all the people in the country.

No Democrat or Independent that I know or ever have known advocates for true socialism in the United States. However, the whole Trumpite plan for the November 3, 2020, national election is to run a dishonest campaign that falsely accuses Democrats and Independents of wanting to impose true historical socialism, as defined above, on the United States. That is just an outright lie. Not even Bernie Sanders or Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez would ever do such a thing.

Trump is refusing to use the DPA because it smacks of true historical socialism—far more so than anything “social” the Democrats and Independents have ever done outside of war-time necessity. If President Trump were to actually use the DPA, the Trumpites would undermine their whole dishonest campaign predicate for November 2020. Furthermore, it would give the Democrats and Independents all of the ammunition they need to accuse the Trumpite Republicans of being true historical socialists.

So, what is Trump doing instead? He is depending in good faith—-just in good faith mind you—–on private sector companies to manufacture the badly needed PPE and ventilators—–voluntarily and purely of their own corporate volition. Why—because they “promised Trump” on a telephone call?

What if the company has never made a ventilator before—ever in its history? No problem. As far as Trump is concerned, they gave him an oral promise to do it over the telephone. Will they have a written contract with the U.S. Government to do that manufacturing? Who knows?  It was just a casual promise made to Trump during a telephone call. Did the company really mean what they said, or were they just trying to pacify Trump and get him to go away like the pesky fly that he is?  Who knows?

What if a company finds out it will take 2 years to retool a factory to make ventilators? Will they need to come up with their own unique ventilator design to avoid patent infringement? How long will that take? Will they have to hire an engineering staff to design the ventilators? How long will that take? How long will it take to train assembly line workers to make the ventilators correctly? How long will it take to test the ventilators for proper functioning and endurance—and retool to fix flaws? Hundreds of questions———with no answers. What if the company who made that so-called telephone “promise” to mush-brain Trump just throws up its hands one Thursday and says:

There is no way we can do all of this in a timely way, so we just won’t make any ventilators at all. What’s to stop us? We don’t have a contract with the government. We can just quit right now and never deliver a single ventilator——-no problem——–no consequences. We were just trying to get rid of Trump on that telephone call, and we had to say that to do it. [Corporate lawyers clean up the loose ends].

Rick Wilson’s new book is entitled Everything Trump Touches Dies. Rick is a former conservative Republican. He is very serious about that title. I am just wondering how many American medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, other medical personnel, and COVID-19 patients will die from the COVID-19 coronavirus when the badly needed PPE and ventilators do not show up at all or show up two years beyond too late because of “promises” made in telephone conversations with The Anointed One of the Lord. Remember folks. Everything Trump touches dies. How?  Read Rick Wilson’s book.

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Petition to Fire Jerry Falwell, Jr. at Liberty University

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

You may read about the problem in the two news articles below. Please click on the following safe links:

Colleges Are Emptying Because of Coronavirus. Liberty University Is Inviting Students Back

Jerry Falwell Jr. Says He’s ‘Protecting‘ Students by Calling Them Back to Liberty University Amid Pandemic

A national petition-signing effort is underway at the Faithful America website to convince the Board of Trustees at Liberty University to fire the university’s president——Jerry Falwell, Jr.——because of his reckless and dangerous COVID-19 words and deeds over the past few weeks. Pass the word about the petition on to your friends and neighbors. There are no restrictions on who can sign the petition. You may quickly and easily sign it by clicking on the following safe link:

Sign the Petition

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Satanic Power at Work in President Trump———Just Read What He Said——Petty, Unloving, and Just Plain Lowdown

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Aw-w-w-w–w-w-w-w-w-w. Is old Satan’s wight hand fwiend widdle Donnie bweaking under the Stwain of COVID-19? Wittle Twump’s feewings could be hurt by the big, bad governors. Read all about it here:

Trump Says Governors “have to treat us well” if They Want Assistance during Coronavirus Pandemic

Four choice metaphoric words to describe this president (a.k.a. The Anointed One of the Lord) and his despicable behavior:

Living Piece of Shit!!!

That is being more than generous when you consider all of the innocent human lives that will be lost to COVID-19 if such assistance is withheld for petty reasons such as this. The governors are not the problem in most cases. The so-called Anointed One of the Lord is the problem, and he is becoming more of a problem and more of a risk to your life with each passing day of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Rhetorical Questions: Would Trump Order the Closing of American Grocery Stores and Pharmacies to Force People Back to Work?

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

President Donald J. Trump (a.k.a. The Anointed One of the Lord) is really anxious for all Americans to go back to work. He would really like for that to happen next Tuesday (March 31, 2020)——-but certainly no later than Easter Day (April 12, 2020). Why? I have some opinions about that.

We have come to realize that Trump cares about one thing on this Earth above all other things—and that thing is Trump. Behind the scenes, in the secret places where rats copulate, the COVID-19 coronavirus may be killing the Trump Organization and moving it in the direction of general bankruptcy. Furthermore, it may be killing Trump’s personal finances. Trump may be personally desperate to save his own corporation and his personal money bags. Possibly——just possibly——the only way he can do that is to dangerously force you and all other Americans back to work to revive the economy——thus reviving the Trump finances.

As you probably know by now, all public health authorities and numerous state governors are convinced that a near-term, back-to-work move will make the COVID-19 epidemic far worse. It could eventually kill as many as 2,000,000 or more Americans—not to mention all of the people who recover with permanently damaged lungs. If that happens, the next dead person or permanent wheezer (tied for life to a mechanical oxygen concentrator) could be you!!!

Right now and for the foreseeable future, outside of essential workers, no person in their right mind should be using public transportation and/or going back to work at any public or private business they must travel to each day in order to be sardine-canned with other people for 8 or 8+ hours per day. So, here are two rhetorical questions for you:

(1) If Trump cannot use his Satanic power to cajole you back to work, to save his own financial skin, will he try some desperate measure to force Americans back to work?

(2) Will Trump use his emergency powers to force the closing of all American grocery stores, pharmacies, and local doctor’s offices in a bid to force all working Americans back to their workplaces by Easter Day? We are talking about massive public blackmail here wherein President Trump would be saying, in effect:

If you do not heed my demand to go back to work, I will cut of your food supply and render you unable to see your medical doctor or fill a prescription when you get sick in order to force you to go back to work.

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Outside of “The Rapture”: The Two Scariest Things That Happened in the Past 24 Hours

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Raptured TP

The past 24 hours have been really strange and more than a little scary. Please start your Monday by reading the two articles below. Just click on the following two safe links:

Trump Repeats Latest Bonkers Fox News Coronavirus Claims in Midnight Rant

Conservative Website Hammers Trump for Repeatedly Lying about Coronavirus Tests

It would be nice if I could offer you kind readers some thoughts or news about our current situation that is positive and upbeat. Sad to say, not much of it is out there. The Trump administration has lied repeatedly to the American people about COVID-19 testing, as the foregoing article plainly shows. Even worse, Trump is beginning to believe the COVID-19 bullshit presented on the many dubious talk shows at Fox News, which may lead Trump to order a national stand down on fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus. In about seven days, when our initially requested two weeks of at-home sequestering and social distancing is finished, I suspect we may see these words fall from Trump’s mouth in a speech to the nation—or at least what he is thinking behind the cleaned-up words in that speech:

Hey guys. I am The Anointed One of the Lord. I have a lot of millionaires and billionaires chewing hard on my hind end about COVID-19, the stock market crash, and the bad economy. So, at the end of this week of sequestering in our homes, what say we all just forget about that virus and live life as usual again? No more sequestering in our homes. No more doctors worrying about shortages of personal protective equipment and ventilators.  No more virus testing. No more actions at all.

Let’s just drop all of that stuff and get back together again in big groups—-and do whatever we want to do every day.  Sure!!!  Millions of Americans might die from the virus, but who really cares? Viruses happen. Bad things happen to good people sometimes. Money, my wealthy friends, my great economy, and my re-election are far more important than human lives.

Listen Dr. Anthony Fauci and all you other people at the CDC and NIH. I am taking personal control of all this COVID-19 stuff because I am a stable genius. Only I can fix this epidemic. Our country no longer needs you. I no longer need you. After I make a few telephone calls and threaten some people, you can pick up your pink slips on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. You are all fired!!!

The only positive thoughts I have for you are these. I hope you will listen to what I have to say on these matters:

(1) Trust the medical science and public health science, the medical scientists, public health experts, and other well-informed medical personnel about how to protect yourself and your family members from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Follow their advice—no matter what Trump says to the contrary.

I am a professional scientist, and I thoroughly trust my scientific colleagues to offer you the very best, fact-based advice that is available. The lives you save will be your own, those of your family members, and those of people you do not even know. Your life, the lives of those you love, and the lives of your fellow man and woman outside of your family are more important than money and material things. Jesus said it best:

“….Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” (Luke 12:15).

(2) The members of the Holy Trinity never promised anyone a rose garden on planet Earth. Life on Earth is often scary and difficult. Jesus did not promise to always pluck you out of the circumstances of suffering and travail that are the very nature of life on Earth for all living things. Even the mightiest of inanimate rocks erode! What Jesus did promise to do is be with you personally—–holding your hand with love and hugging you in the depths of your suffering.

One thing that helps me is to believe that promise and mentally visualize the presence of Jesus next to me, his hand of love on mine, and his loving hug in difficult times. But yes, I am human too—-just like you—and I sometimes panic and totally lose it just like you do. Nonetheless, Jesus is still there with me—and with you too.

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Upcoming Today: One of the Ugliest Weeks in American History

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Christine Romans, famous Chief Business Correspondent at CNN, tells it like it is going to be this week. Simple and bitter. Please click here and gird your loins:

Christine Romans Tells It Like It’s Gonna Be This Week

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Stuck Inside by COVID-19: Let’s Take a Sparkling Drone Tour at Night and Remember How Life Was Only a Few Weeks Ago

by Charles S. Oaxpatu

Most of us are stuck inside our homes because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, we can still have some virtual fun on our computers. So, let us take a really nice electronic drone tour of the place where I was born and the place where I grew up in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. After the drone tour, which occurs at night, we can do a video tour of a few of the best places to eat in my original hometown and fully understand why we are experiencing cabin fever.

I was born at the Vanderbilt University Hospital on the campus of Vanderbilt University in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. If you are a regular reader at this blog, you know that my parents were poor people. My only sibling, a sister who died very young in the 1930s, was born at home in a rural area of Tennessee. Nearly 20 years passed my parents by until I showed up as a zygote in wet darkness. My mother was in her 40s by that time, and as you women know, it is not particularly safe for a woman that age to give birth outside of a hospital. The hospital on the Vanderbilt University campus was the officially designated poor people’s hospital in the Nashville area, and some of my wealthier relatives encouraged my mom and dad to go there for my birth. No one in our extended family wanted my parents to risk losing a second child.

According to Wikipedia, Nashville is the 24th largest city in the United States. That is Nashville per se, which is confined to Davidson County on paper. The real life truth of the matter is that Nashville is much, much, much larger than that because of the many suburbs present in the 13 highly populated counties that surround Davidson County. At the end of the 2020 census, the population of the greater Nashville area will be more than 2,000,000 people. In  red, this is how big greater Nashville really is:

Nashville

Literally, you can start driving in downtown Nashville and drive close to 40 miles in any direction—-and still be in a traffic-dense commercial-residential area at the end of your drive. The current Nashville suburb where I grew up for the first 18 years of my life was a place called Gallatin, which is located in one of those surrounding counties.

Nashville is a rapidly growing city with economic opportunities that attract numerous highly educated and skilled emigrants from other areas of the United States and immigrants from around the world. One visual barometer of its wealth and growth is skyscraper construction. You would not believe the number of new skyscraper projects that are either underway or planned for Nashville in the coming years. Even now, skyscraper pivot cranes are present all over the city, particularly downtown, with more high-rise construction projects on the way. Unfortunately, the coming COVID-19 Recession may put a dent in some of those plans—but Nashville will continue to grow when the recession is over. Nashville has been called many things: The Athens of the South, Music City USA, The Protestant Vatican, etc. Its most recent nickname—because of all the economic growth—is The It City.

The people who live and work in Nashville are extremely proud of their city. You can say that is true of the people who live in any city, but you do not understand the Nashville mystique. Nashvillians are proud of their city in the same way that New Yorkers are proud of New York City. Just like the Big Apple, Nashville is a unique and very special place. As my friend Wayne points out, you can go anywhere on the planet and just say the word Nashville, and people know immediately what you are talking about and where it is.  You never have to pair that word with a state name or country name.

Now, lets go on our sparkling nighttime drone tour of downtown Nashville, and then check out some cool places to eat around town. Of course, we cannot eat in the dining rooms of those places because of the COVID-19 risk, but maybe we can eat out imaginatively with our brains alone, order a takeout meal, or have one delivered. Please click on the following safe links:

Sparkling and Relaxing Nighttime Drone Tour of Nashville

Seven Places to Eat in Nashville

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