The polity that is Nicaragua

In order to support those affected by the virus, Nicaragua’s government has organized massive public rallies across the country under the slogan “Love Walk in the Time of Covid-19,” resembling the title of the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera.”

Here is the link, via William V.


Hey I got this story from the JerryBrito news feed! You can't make this stuff up!

I view any organization of rallies in this time of Covid-19 as a dangerous endeavor. Better to demonstrate your love for your neighbors with concrete helps like hot soup, groceries, and money

Just think if they had used cruise ships instead.

I was on a cruise ship last week, got sick, and am now on day 5 waiting for my test results quarantined at home. The process works people!


Will Bernie Sanders go and drop in to see his old comrade, Daniel Ortega, so that he can enjoy another "profoundly emotional experience"?

I’ll kick in to make that happen!

At least that was written after Charles Dickens, unlike the President's reference to "shipping clarks."

How would a Trump indoor rally today be different than a Nicaraguan outdoor rally on Covid?

Maybe less transmission rate with one, and a greater likelihood of having Sean Hannity in the other.

Would that qualify as the atheists' equivalent to praying?

Anyhow, it likely will be equally efficacious. God Almighty allows the Sun to shine on, and rain to fall, on the fields of the just as well as the unjust.

If they are praying to avoid the virus,
Mike Pence's job.

Sorry, Dick, I know how you feel, but I couldn't help it. You're OK with a little levity at this time. Gallows humor.

"Anyhow, it likely will be equally efficacious."

Which might mean equally non-efficacious.

"God Almighty allows the Sun to shine on, and rain to fall, on the fields of the just as well as the unjust."

"That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." -- Matthew 5:45

"The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust hath the just’s umbrella." -- Charles Bowen, Baron Bowen (attributed)

I pray to the sun as my deity. Every day the sun rises, and provides warmth and energy to our food. This is a good god.

They should at least be wearing masks. On a related note: Taiwan's continued existence as an nation independent from China is completely dependent on US military support. Why in the world can't we convince them to sell us a ton of masks immediately? Taiwan has 20 million people and ramped up production to 10 million per day.

They’re in use already. And there’s a shortage in Taiwan.

They have 20 million people. We have 330 million people. If our mask production is lower than theirs (or at best equal), from a strictly utilitarian perspective we deserve some. But that isn't how international relations work - so you add in the fact that they are only independent because *We Literally Will It So* - and it is an easy conclusion for me they should give us 5 million or so masks a day until we ramp our own production up.

No threats should be made - they are friends and they would hopefull understand - and we should pay them very highly so all parties save face.

What happened to Trump being a nationalist and making our alliances work explicitly in our favor? Now this is literally life or death and we drop the ball - a multi-million mask per day "Bill" is lying on the sidewalk. What is the point of us supporting Taiwan for decades? To enrich our defense contractors and politicians in defense production heavy states? Let's pull out all the stops to save American lives.

Sorry for jacking the thread! Really. And yes, Taiwan being independent has had immense benefits to the world and us... One word: TSMC.

Back up a bit here. You are saying the US has the resources to prevent an invasion launched by a nation with the world's second largest economy, but doesn't have the capacity to make its own face masks? My grandmother has the capacity to make face masks.

I didn't write this plot-hole filled show, all I can do is sit back and yell curses at the tv screen while I eat my tv dinner in my bathrobe.

Yeah it's gonna be a certain pale demographic that diligently follows the rules. And the rest couldn't care less. That's why good and wise men pay attention to the demographics of their country. We've had neither in control.

What are you getting at? Albinos?

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