Daniel Greenfield, The media loves it when a politician tests for positive for the coronavirus. If he’s a Republican, the story will be followed or preceded by, “He was skeptical about wearing masks, and now he tested positive.” If he’s a Democrat, like Governor Ralph ‘Sheets’ Northam, it’s a story about how anyone and everyone can get it.
Except that testing positive is meaningless.
Remember when Governor DeWine in Ohio tested positive and then he took a more accurate test and didn’t?
But Sheets’ official statement blames what sounds like a maid on his plantation.
On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor and First Lady received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday afternoon, and both tested positive.
If only they’d made their own damn beds.
But DeWine’s test also used a nasal swab and turned out to be wrong. So this entire circus may be meaningless.
Tests for the virus can have as high as a 90% error rate. So before Sheets starts whipping the maid, he might want to take a better test.
Pakistani Attacks Charlie Hebdo Workers w/Meat Cleaver
The Religion of Peace would like to remind you that it’s still lethal even while everyone’s focused on a virus.
A man armed with a meat cleaver attacked and wounded two people on Friday who had stepped out for a cigarette in front of the Paris office building where Islamist militants gunned down employees of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo five years ago.
Police detained the man suspected of carrying out the attack soon after with bloodstains on his clothes next to the steps of an opera house about 500 metres (yards) away.
French officials said the attack was terrorism. A police source told Reuters the suspect was 18 years of age and of Pakistani origin.
A second suspect was detained and prosecutors were trying to establish his relation to the knife attacker. The second man is Algerian, according to the police source.
The staff of the magazine issued a statement expressing their support for the victims of Friday’s attack. “Far from terrorising us, such events should make us even more assertive in the defence of our values,” the statement said.
Pakistani and Algerian. Nothing to do with religion then.
According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, however, there is little doubt: “clearly it is an act of Islamist terrorism “, the minister said on France 2 this Friday evening.
The French can actually say the “I” word.
Meanwhile, these days, American conservatives want a medal for saying, “Radical Islamic terrorism” as if there are “moderate Islamic terrorists” to distinguish them for.
He was arrested a month ago “for carrying a prohibited weapon”, a “screwdriver”, when he was “still a minor”.
I presume we’ll shortly be saturated with claims that…
1. He suffered from mental illness
2. Was on drugs
3. Was entrapped by police
4. Was reacting to racism and economic oppression
… the 4 usual claims made by the pro-terror lobby in and out of the media.
“This is a new attack against our country, against our journalists,” said the minister, according to whom France is “still at war” against “Islamist terrorism”.
Five men, born between 1983 and 1996, were taken into police custody this Friday as part of the anti-terrorism investigation. According to this source, these five men were arrested in Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis) by investigators during a search of one of the supposed homes of the main suspect in this attack. These five police custody are in addition to that of the main suspect and another man, arrested just after the attack.
If you like your immigration, you can keep your bloody stabbings.