As I write this the world is changing before us. More people are going back to work because they have to. The unemployment stimulus has run out and right now today it doesn’t look like any new help is in sight. Now, hopefully, people in this country start earning a living again and begin to dig out of their financial mess. This pandemic has hurt all of us in many ways. Many Americans have gotten into a specific kind of problem that can seem insurmountable at times. Each year 12 million folks take out payday loans. 12 million people taking out payday loans at interest rates that can run anywhere from 200 to 700% annually. During the last five or six months, businesses were closed.
Consequently, the collectors weren’t working and most of the collection lawyers weren’t working either. Now that people are back to work everybody is doing what they do. The problem is so are the collectors. Many fell way behind on these loans with no one to show them an easier way out. It’s ridiculous to think that some Americans who might be making minimum wage or a bit more are responsible for thousands of dollars that they truly intended to pay back when they took these loans out. And then came Covid19. There is no way anybody who has been through this pandemic without enough savings can pay these loans off in the time frame that the creditors want, and in a way that won’t cost up to 700% interest.
Fortunately, companies like Federated Financial exist and are able to help you out. Federated is a 23-year-old A plus BBB rated company. We are a debt consolidation company that specializes in consolidating your payday loans. Here is what we do. If you’re on this site odds are you have a problem. Take a moment. Fill out our short form, or simply pick up the phone and dial the number on the top of this page. You will be connected with a certified credit counselor. This person will explain to you what you need to do to get out of debt, using our company to perform that service for you. Advanced loans are tough. Thankfully we are tougher. We can work with your creditors and send them your monthly payment at a greatly reduced interest rate, sometimes as low as 0%. Yes, that is true. In most cases, we can have your creditors reduce your interest rates down to 0%.
As a 23-year-old company, we’ve worked with the companies that you’ve borrowed from for years. They know us and they trust us. Their goal is to get paid. They accept reduced interest rate payments from us because they know when we send them a proposal asking them to work with us on your behalf more times than not they will get paid. We carry the clout that only a professional, established company has. At a zero interest rate, you will end up owing less money, consequently paying less each month and getting out of debt much quicker working with us than you could do so yourself. It sounds simple. If you can make a reduced monthly payment it usually is. Take the time to make today the first day of the rest of your life. Clean up your finances and feed your family at the same time. We genuinely want to help you. We are exceptionally good at what we do, and most importantly we care. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to educate yourself.
Who is Federated Financial? Federated Financial is a real PDL consolidation company. It has been in business for 23 years. We have been a leader in the credit card and PDL consolidation business for a long time. As one of the grandfather companies of this business we have created protocol and procedure with your creditors to ensure that our program works for you. When it comes to your credit cards we can work with your lenders to have your interest rates reduced, in most cases between 30 and 50% and get you out of debt in a much shorter period of time. When it comes to Real PDL Consolidation we are absolutely the best. I’m using the term Real Payday Loan Consolidation because as I searched the categories I found that there are a lot of bad actors in the game. It’s pretty easy to spot them.
They’ve not been in business for many years. They don’t use the BBB as a criteria and consequently they use Trustpilot which is an “I’ll pay for ranking” company that is very new and probably very much under investigation. The next time you see a trust pilot ranking on any page for any company in any business, delve a bit deeper and find their BBB rating. You’ll be surprised how low it more than likely is. So from now on I’m going to call us a real PDL Consolidation Company and a Real CC Consolidation Company. CC standing for credit cards of course. In most cases, our payday loan consolidation program can reduce your interest rates down to 0% and consequently get you out of debt and it’s shorter and less expensive period of time. These are very uncertain times we live in and when we purchase a financial product we really need to make sure it’s the best. 23 years in business and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau says we are the best and consequently further shows that we are a Real PDL Consolidation company and a Real Consolidation Company too. If you want to work with the best give us a call. If you’d prefer, fill out our secure, 30-second form and somebody will get back to you ASAP! It always pays to deal with the best when needing the best service! We are the best. We provide the best service and most importantly we treat our clients like family. We care!
As of this morning there have been more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases in our country. That’s based on the Johns Hopkins University estimate. Approximately 89000 people have passed away in the United States. Major automakers, Chrysler Fiat Jeep, Ford and General Motors are slowly beginning to reopen for business. The stock market was up almost a thousand points today. The market has reason to be hopeful. The reason for this optimism is that pharmaceutical company Moderna, has reported that their first clinical trial has shown that out of 45 people injected with the new vaccine, all 45 developed antibodies that normally only occur in people who have already had the virus. That is incredibly promising news. They’re 45 for 45 independent of the size of the dosage which varied by person. A big start, and phase 3 will start in July. They are optimistically hoping for a year-end vaccine. That’s probably the biggest news of all. Moderna is an United States based company out of Massachusetts. It would be great finding the cure here in the United States. That would reaffirm our greatness in the field of science and make sure that Americans, especially our healthcare workers in America would be inoculated first. So for every positive there’s a negative. isn’t it amazing how good news brings the morons out? The number of vaccinations administered to children in Michigan has dropped by as much as 22% during this pandemic. This report was released today by the CDC. The CDC happened to use Michigan as a case study but it has no bearing on other states in this nation. Why are people not getting their children vaccinated? The answer is pretty simple. It’s not Financial because I know that most states have programs to inoculate children regardless of their parents ability to pay. It has nothing to do with socioeconomic circumstance or the almighty dollar. This is all about the ridiculous anti vaccination groups keep popping up all over the world. I don’t get it. In this case science completely rules. When I was a kid I had to take a polio vaccine. They don’t give those anymore. No more measles or mumps shots either. Why not? Because these diseases have been eradicated from the planet. Is it magic? Did David Blaine make them disappear? Course not. Vaccinations rule. Why do people believe that their children should not be vaccinated? In this case you could lay odds that all these non vaccinators blame the inoculations that people have received throughout the years as the cause of the continuing covid virus. How ridiculous is that?
In other news Georgia has been open for more than 2 weeks now and as yet, there has not been a spike in Corona cases. There are probably two reasons for that and I hope I’m wrong about this. Reason number one could simply be that there’s always a lag between infection and symptoms. Especially symptoms that are bad enough to require seeing a doctor or going to a hospital or taking a test. Now fingers crossed, I’ll say the other possible reason could possibly be the new way that we’re learning to live. I’m referring to social distancing and no physical touching as in handshakes. This very well could be keeping covid-19 at bay in the state of Georgia. I’m sure we’re going to find out really soon especially as more and more states begin to reopen.
How about restaurants? Is it safe to go out and eat. There are many new rules in place for going out to eat. Hand washing and employees wearing cloth face coverings are both essentials. The CDC recommends that all restaurants intensify sanitation disinfection and cleaning. Create social distancing by spacing tables and continuing to recommend curbside pickup. Restaurants are required to develop a system to check for signs and symptoms of covid-19 in their employees. So now, will the people come back? That’s an unknown. We do know that restaurant capacity is going to be greatly cut given the rules about separating tables and total people allowed in each establishment. It’s tough for the restaurants to begin with. The situation we are in makes it much tougher. Think about it, we go out to eat to relax. Maybe we go out with our kids on a Sunday. Our adult kids and sit in a sports bar watching the game and eating wings. Well there are no games and there are rules for the customers too. Face masks are required. The only time they can be removed is when you are eating. Your server will be wearing a face mask and gloves. Now I see this in Publix when I go shopping and I have to admit that I am feeling a certain level of discomfort when I’m walking in a grocery store. But, grocery shopping isn’t supposed to be relaxing. It’s a necessity. I can’t imagine not having that same feeling in a restaurant where everybody is masked and if you just sit and try and forget about the world around you you’re reminded every time you open your eyes if you are sitting in a covid-19 world restaurant. I’ve got to tell you. There’s nothing relaxing about that in my opinion. Although I support this country and certainly small business, I’m going to choose to sit those restaurants out for a while. I don’t mind making my own food sitting in front of my own big screen television set that broadcasts in 4k, and not worrying about somebody walking by, or serving me and sneezing while I’m not wearing a mask. It’s really that simple. I think the restaurants have a big tall ladder to climb and it’s going to take a long time before people are comfortable again. I won’t be comfortable until I’m able to get a vaccination. We go to the grocery stores because we have to. Nobody forces us to go to a restaurant. I am not anti restaurant. I am anti covid-19. Now I feel the same way about gyms. This one I don’t get and I am a workout person. Now full confession, I have a full gym in my house and I’ve always used it. I don’t need to use a public gym but I’ll occasionally drop by one of the gyms in my community perhaps a few times a month because of the social aspect involved. I’m glad I don’t have to do that now. How many times have we been in gyms, I mean real gyms and have had the person in front of us not clean off a bench that they sweat on, or a machine? In my mind gyms are already Petri dishes for disease. why would we put ourselves in Jeopardy doing something that we specifically do to be healthy. There are plenty of household items you can use to have a really good workout. The elliptical can be replaced by brisk walking and the same benefits will be reaped without the risk of catching covid-19. I don’t believe that one person in our government ever thought what would happen if everything reopened and nobody came. The jury is out on all this right now. There ought to be a verdict in the next month or so. Once again I really hope that I am wrong.
The lone Star State has reopened. Yes Texas is open for business. The only problem in Texas is that this weekend, and Saturday specifically Texas had the biggest single day jump in covid-19 cases since the pandemic began. 1801 new cases were diagnosed on Saturday. Texas Governor Abbott, laid the blame on the City of Amarillo noting that there were 700 new cases in Amarillo alone on Saturday. Is that really an important point? Amarillo is a hotspot. We all have cars. We go places. I don’t believe it’s safe there. I wouldn’t feel safe doing anything in Texas right now yet against all the original criteria for reopening including a 14-day downslope in new cases Texas has reopened.
These are some of the things that I noticed today in the news. Our world is still crazy. It seems like the craziness will never end. I genuinely hope like all of us do, that there will be a vaccine and it’ll happen sooner than later. I hope the people wise up and stick out their arms to accept the needle gratefully. Everyday is a day to watch. Day to keep our fingers crossed and Hope that we’ve finally crossed the bridge and we’re going to be able to continue to work and keep this country open.. Most importantly keep all that horrible death away.
Let’s take a moment and talk about why you are on this site. Many people have lost everything since this pandemic started. Nobody really thinks about what it would be like to be out of work through no fault of their own for 3 months. If you’re on this site it’s more than likely you took out a payday loan. Payday loan lending should be illegal. A loan shark will lend you money for less. If you are deeply in debt and stuck under the specter of one or more 700% interest payday loans you’ve come to the right site. Federated Financial is a 23 year old payday loan consolidation company that can help you. In most cases we are able to reduce the exorbitant interest rate charged by your lenders down to 0%, which gets you out of debt in a shorter period of time than you could do so yourself. Our program has proven itself over the last 23 years. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our payday loan consolidation program, put you into a position to retire your debt early and get on the right track again. There are so many predators in tough times like these. History has recorded them all. People who prey on other people’s misery. Payday loan consolidation works and it can work for you. Give us a call during normal business hours. 9 to 6 Monday through Friday. Or in the alternative fill out the 30 second form on the top of page and someone will be back in touch with you ASAP! I’m very proud to say we are great at what we do and we really care about our clients. The country is back at work and collectors are doing what they do best. Being pests! Let’s get the Raid and remove them from our lives. In this case the Raid is a good payday loan consolidation program…. At least it keeps the creditors away!
Watching the news on television is like watching a partisan rally. There is no truth. Only BS. And speaking of the word partisan, this country has never been more divided by politics then it is today. That doesn’t help any of us and no matter what either party does it’s not going to help you relieve your payday loan debt. The Democrats are going to pass a new bill today and send it to the Senate where it will be destroyed. Senator Mitch McConnell in all his redneck glory has already come out and said as much by saying “it’s already as dead as fried chicken” The Republican-controlled Senate obviously will not pass this proposal. There is an interesting piece of proposed legislation in this particular bill. Debt collectors will receive a bailout in this proposal made by the Democrats. I find that incredibly interesting given the liberal attitude that prevails today. So why bailout debt collectors?
Debt collection is a huge industry and there are a lot of federal moratoriums right now on collecting debt. That, combined with the shutdown that’s just starting to lift has put people who work in that industry as well as the companies they work for in jeopardy. So, the companies that barrage you with dunning letters and phone calls are going to be helped by the government. At first glance it annoys me. I’ve been dealing with these creditors and working with our clients for quarter of a century. My heart lies with the client not with the collector but there’s way more to it. There are certain facts that I am positive about. It comes from being in the business that I’m in. Payday Loan borrowers contact a payday loan consolidation company to consolidate their payday loans. The payday loan consolidation company contacts the creditor and the customer is in a payday loan consolidation program. Then the payday loan consolidation company forwards the clients payments to the lender at a greatly reduced interest rate which negates the up to 700% that any particular client could be paying to the lender.
So here is point number one. Payday loan consolidation companies effectively negate the need for collection agencies. Payday loans are a huge business and many payday loan companies depend on these companies to collect their money for them. Once a person finds a payday loan consolidation company that they’re comfortable with and gets into a payday loan consolidation program there is no need for the collection agency in their case. I get that. In addition, many states have passed laws that severely limit or prohibit collection agencies from collecting just about anything in these days of Coronavirus. And my point is? Well, point number one is that payday loan consolidation works and a good payday loan consolidation company can get you out of debt. And then you might ask? Given the moratorium on overdue bills why do I need payday loan consolidation? Good question and here’s my second point and the rest of the collection story. A large portion of payday lenders operate their businesses online. That in itself is meaningless. In some cases it even hurts the payday loan lender because many times their paperwork doesn’t cover payback laws in certain States in which they work. The important point is that these online payday lenders are very likely to be businesses owned and operated by native American tribes.
If there is a moratorium on collection it doesn’t extend to native American reservations which for all purposes are sovereign countries unto themselves. That’s why you, the Payday Loan customer is probably still getting barraged by collection agencies operated simultaneously with loan companies owned by native Americans. Where does that put you, the payday loan borrower? It puts you right back to square one. You’re in a position where you need something to help you out of debt. A good payday loan consolidation company can do that. Companies that consolidate payday loans are a saving Grace to people that are mired in Payday loan debt. In most cases a good Payday Loan Company can take your outstanding debt and offer you a reduced interest rate that is usually 0%. This allows you to pay off your payday loans in a greatly reduced period of time at a greatly reduced amount of money. There is no substitute for a good payday loan consolidation company in times like these. Native American sovereign ground it’s just that. It’s sovereign. Depending on where it’s located some local laws might be adopted and or apply to these nations but not all of them. That’s what gives your local casino the ability to operate in a state where gambling is illegal. I think that last sentence paints the perfect picture of the situation.
So what do you do? We understand why you took that Payday Loan in the first place. There are so many people in this country hurting financially. Sometimes cash is Cash no matter where it comes from. We can help you stop the madness of constant payday loan rollovers and off-the-chart interest rates. Federated Financial is a twenty-three-year-old company with an A+ rating from the BBB. We are good at what we do! We can consolidate your payday loan debt and get you back on your financial feet more quickly then you could do it yourself. Now that people are going back to work the last thing they should be doing is spending their money on anything but necessities.
Quarantining at home, and complete utter boredom gives me time to think. I have thoughts running in and out of my head all day. I’m going to share them. President Trump basically took off the gloves last night, and tossed Dr. Fauchi under the bus. He had the balls to say that Fauchi was playing both sides. First of all that remark is ignorant. Everything Anthony Fachi said would happen actually happened. Good and bad. They’ve obviously split and have gone their separate ways. Here’s the problem with that. If there was an election today, and the two candidates were Fauchi and Trump Anthony Fauchi would win. He’s probably the most respected person in America. The problem was that President Trump couldn’t fire him. It goes unsaid that the Doctor walked away on his own. The prevailing thought in his head had to have been “I’m too old for this shit” Who can blame him. Dr. Deborah Birx has been MIA for a while now. My thought is she stuck around after Fauchi left for only one reason. She put the health of our country in front of her reputation. She stood there metaphorically naked, and tried to lend credibility to what the President was saying. I was listening to a liberal radio show the other day and the host called Deborah Birx, “Trump’s whore”. I think she’s had enough too. He’s free now and that’s scary. She only stayed to keep him straight. The price became too high. Like Tony Fauchi, she is a world-wide Force in the epidemiology field and is highly respected. So here’s the deal. If by some incredible lucky chance Donald Trump’s ridiculous plan to go back to work is successful he has saved his presidency for another 4 years. If not, and we have to close again it’s going to be Financial Armageddon. I don’t know if Trump knows that but it’s absolutely obvious that there are only two guaranteed outcomes.
My second thought of the day. There will be no baseball this year. Many people don’t care. I’m one of the ones who do and I know that these players will not play. They’re not getting paid for the games that have been missed and the owners want to cut their salaries even more to make up for the empty seats and the lack of concession and souvenir revenue. My take on this: The average player salary is between 4 and 5 million dollars a year.. the minimum Major League in salary is $563,000 per year. The union has an emergency fund for players who make minimum wage. The big stars can certainly afford to sit out the year. The last thing the union will let happen, especially at a reduced rate is to let one of their members gets sick. The owners have proposed a solution. They’ve suggested splitting the net revenues for this year. That’s a joke. If baseball opens up it’s going to operate at a loss. I’m guessing there won’t be any baseball season. While I’m on the subject, let’s write football off too. The last thing any major sports commissioner wants is what is what’s happened to hockey and basketball. Two seasons cut off before the playoffs and that might or might not be finished. That’s worse for the game than not playing at all. They can’t play football even with an empty Stadium. These guys line up nose to nose. That’s pretty much end of story. All of these athletes are young men and not one of them wants to die. It only takes one. Remember where you read it first. I have lots of random thoughts.
This next thought affects you. The Democrats have proposed a bill that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has already said is dead before it gets to the Senate. This bill is a 180-degree turn from what the President, and Republican Senators are thinking and McConnell is right. It won’t pass. Included in this bill is a provision for collection agencies to be bailed out. Why are the Democrats playing both sides now? They whine and moan, touting their affinity for the working class yet they’re helping debt collectors. The hell with debt collectors. That industry needs to be cleaned up too. A reset wouldn’t hurt right now. This affects you directly. Many of you are in Payday loan debt. That’s why you’re here. You want to consolidate payday loan debt. Payday loan debt is an insidious trap. Constantly rolling up one payday loan into another it’s a horrible thing to have to do. In addition, your interest rate can run up to 700% annually. You need to consolidate your payday loan debt. At Federated Financial we can help you. We are 23 years old and A plus rated with the BBB. In most cases, our payday loan consolidation program can get you out of debt and lower your interest rate down to 0%. That’s huge. It brings down the total principal and consequently helps you pay off your payday loans more quickly. You need to consolidate your payday loan debt and you need to do it now. Fill out our form or simply give us a call. We are there and we can help you
And finally: On more than one occasion I have written about movie studios bypassing theaters and sending their films straight to the streaming services. I have written that this will break the old business model and destroy the movie theater business. I’ve told this to my friends and they have laughed. As they laugh, Disney came out yesterday and announced they were releasing a Monster on their own streaming network. On July 3rd 2020 they will release a film that was destined to be a huge hit next year. They are releasing this movie a full year earlier then was planned. Yes, I know they’re releasing it on their own streaming service and I believe it’s more of a test then anything else. If it succeeds, and it will, other studios will start releasing blockbusters on streamers like Amazon and Netflix too. Oh, I forgot to mention the title of the film. It’s the film version of the Broadway show Hamilton! That would have been a quarter billion dollar film in wide release. There will be a lot of movie theater executives watching the numbers on that one. That’s all I have for today!
As always it depends on your circumstances. Credit card debt consolidation is the process of taking all of your credit card debt, contacting all of the banks that issue the cards and creating a repayment program which will ensure they get paid, your interest rate is greatly reduced and you get out of debt in the shortest amount of time possible.All of your credit card payments will be put into one monthly payment. It makes it easy. We draft your payment every month and immediately disperse your funds to your credit card lenders. Consolidating your credit card debt does not hurt your credit. Initially, you cancel all of your credit cards except one. Put that away for a rainy day just in case you need it. Once you cancel those cards your credit score will temporarily drop. As you pay down your credit card debt in most cases your credit score will slowly rise and it will be marked on your credit report that you are paying your debt through a third party. Consolidating your credit card debt through a third party is not a terrible thing. The most important thing is that you’re paying the bill. It’s a short-term loss for a long-term gain and a big gain it is. credit card debt consolidation programs customarily take between three to five years to resolve. They resolve at a lower payment and a lower interest rate.Credit card consolidation stops the dunning phone calls from your creditors and allows you to pay off your credit card debt in an affordable manner. Federated Financial has been doing this for 23 years. We know our business. Give us a call, or fill out the form on our front page. It won’t take more than a minute. Contact us and put yourself on the road to Financial freedom! 23 years on the job plus an A+ rating with the BBB says we’re good at what we do!
Before I begin this exercise in entertainment and I believe this will be a very entertaining post, I’d like to tell you a bit about your problem and the reason that you’re here. We can help you. You’re here because you have payday loan difficulty. You’re having problems paying off payday loans. Anybody would. Between initial shutdown and slow opening of our country many jobs have been lost and many of the loans that were taken before all this started have not been paid back. In addition, as people go back to work many will be writing post-dated checks to Payday Loan Companies to borrow money. If you’re in that situation I wanted to tell you that you’re on the right site and consolidating payday loans can help. It can help a great deal. As a twenty-three-year-old company, Federated Financial can work with your creditors and in most cases have your interest rates lowered to 0%. In regard to consolidating payday loans this will help. Removing the enormous amount of interest from your balance lowers your payment and definitely will get you out of debt sooner. In addition consolidating payday loans takes the pressure off of you and your family to come up with that big payment every week it makes life much easier to live. Start your road to Financial Freedom today. Fill out our form, give us a call and let us help you. We’re good at consolidating payday loans and we care!
And now on to the show!
Star Trek, the original series premiered in 1967 and ran for three years through 1969. It’s very interesting to go back and watch these shows today because almost every one of them had a tomorrow. It’s almost eerie.The fertile imagination of Creator Gene Roddenberry is legendary. Go back and watch an episode. You can watch all 79 of them, three seasons on Netflix right now. You’ll notice that many pieces of equipment, gadgets, and everyday items that we use today were originally invented by Gene Roddenberry and used on the Star Trek show. Let’s start with the sliding doors. Back in 1967 who would have ever thought that you could walk into a door and just have it open for you automatically? Well we sure didn’t and as we watched it we realized we were watching science fiction. Computers that talk. That’s right computers that are actually conversational! Now all computers talk. We talk to Google and Siri. Tablets. Yes, the iPad. Yeoman getting orders signed on an iPad. Pretty wild huh? These are just a few that immediately come to mind. There are so many more. Of course we’re not transporting anywhere anytime soon so after all that it was still science fiction. The first two seasons were the best. NBC, knowing that season 3 was going to be the last, cut the budget allotted for each show, consequently cutting the quality of the episodes and the show wasn’t the same in that final season. Thank goodness Gene Roddenberry along with Bob Justman produced Seasons one and two. Their imaginations were amazing and many of their stories mirrored real life events, or past history in our country. The episode I want to talk about in this article has a lot to do with what’s going on today. It was an episode entitled The Conscience of the King”
This episode took its title from the concluding lines of act 2 of Hamlet. I’m going to review it and compare it to these Coronavirus days. I believe that Gene Roddenberry and his crew sometimes had the gift of Nostradamus.
A traveling theater troupe hitches a ride aboard the Enterprise to their next show. This is a group of highly respected actors. To thank the crew and the Captain, Anton Karidian and Company perform Hamlet for the Enterprise crew. During this performance the Captain and crew member, Lieutenant Riley recognize the voice of Karidian. It’s a dark voice from a dark past. There are only nine people living who have heard that voice before. The two Enterprise officers recognize it as the voice of Kodos the Executioner. As Governor of Tarsus IV, Kodos seized power when the food supply of the colony was almost completely destroyed. The whole colony faced starvation. Kodos had a decision to make. It was a life-and-death decision. Does everybody die? Or do half the people die so the other half can survive until the supply ships arrive? His decision was the former. He killed 8000 people. He also thought he saved 8000 people, but the supply ships arrived earlier than expected and nobody had to die. Kodos disappeared right around the time Anton Karidian became famous. No coincidence here. Kodos the Executioner was still alive. The whole episode is great. You ought to watch it one day. The real moral of the story is, who gets to decide who lives and dies, if anybody. And what is their responsibility…. and is it a crime to do what Kodos did? It’s a conundrum to say the least and it still is. Of course I’m oversimplifying the screenplay to make a point, and by adding a couple of really good sub-plots within that story, it makes this a stand out episode. I’ve given you the general idea of what Gene Roddenberry had in mind when he green litthat script. A morality play at the time, today it almost mirrors real life. Life in the time of coronavirus. Think about it for a moment. We are opening our country to stimulate the economy before we should. Why? Why would we risk more lives? Well, if we don’t, nobody knows how many will die without the necessities of life they don’t have the money to buy? How many will die of suicide directly relating to depression? How many will die in domestic disputes or because of a straight-up murder? Many questions to ponder. This is really a decision that no one man should have to make. Not the fictional Kodos or the very real Donald Trump. I would hate to be sitting in the chair that makes that decision right now. It’s not a winning decision. Either way the decision goes there’s going to be suffering. This is not as simple as many people are saying. This is not about short-term gain with long-term pain. The long-term pain is going to continue for quite a while. The coronavirus won’t die but many people will. Either road that’s taken will cost American lives. Think about it, what would you do? Truth be told, I don’t know what I would do if I were leading this country right now. The direction that this country takes for the next 10 years is going to be determined over the next 6 months.
Interesting comparison though. In Star Trek land Kodos was guilty. In the United States of America in 2020, the President is pretty screwed either way. To use one more Shakespearean line with a bit of alteration, “to open or stay closed? That is the question”
The day after Easter I read an article that talks about an incident that Chris Cuomo had with a bicycle Rider as he was recovering from his case of coronavirus. I found it especially interesting, because between all the Fox and CNN hosts he comes across to me as the most sincere person of the bunch. He’s a liberal but he’s open-minded and is pretty fair to the administration. He tells the good and the bad. He conducts himself like a humanitarian and many of his guests are common people that need help. So I was pretty surprised to read that he had an altercation with a bicycle Rider that Easter Sunday afternoon. It seems like he was standing on a piece of property he owns and is building a new home on without wearing his mask. He was with his wife and his kids. Remember this is his property. A bike rider approached the property and admonished him about his lack of safety protocol and not social distancing from his family. I think there’s a lot more to this story but as it was told his wife walked over to the bicycle Rider and asked him politely if she could help him. He proceeded to tell her that he knew who her husband was and he’s not following his own rules nor is he following the rules of his brother who he called the Corona Czar. Cuomo approached him without getting too close and basically told him, “get out of here. I know who you are I’ll find you. Mind your own business”. He went on to say “this is not the end of this you’ll deal with this later, we will meet again” In addition Chris Cuomo was incensed enough about this incident to continue it on his radio show the next evening. He said “I don’t want some jackass loser fat-tired biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullshit to me. I don’t want to hear it” His accuser filed a police report. Before I continue with the flip side, I feel compelled convention that Chris Cuomo was also involved in an altercation last fall at a bar on Shelter Island.he was being heckled and one of his hecklers called him Fredo. He went off on this guy telling him that he was going to throw him down the stairs. To be fair to Chris Cuomo, after this happened, he tweeted and I agree, that calling an Italian-American “Fredo” is like using the n-word. He went on to say that given it all that he should have been better.
So, who is the real Chris Cuomo? Is he this mad man bully which quite frankly he acted like in both instances, or he’s the nice kind normal incredibly intelligent guy we see on TV every night? Remember this. Both the Cuomo Brothers we’re born in Queens. As someone who was born in Brooklyn I do know that being born in Queens gives you a bit of attitude. It’s a great attitude and it helps you through life. I have it too. Chris Cuomo is also an Ivy Leaguer, attending Yale where he obtained his undergraduate degree and then Fordham University where he received his Juris Doctor in 1995. The guy is no dummy. Here’s my take on the both situations. Shelter Island. Bad deal. Some guy hurls the ultimate offense at you just because you’re famous and you lose your temper. He never raised his hands. No blood no foul. It was not his fault.. Easter Sunday! You’ve got a guy who’s been locked up in the basement for three weeks sick as a dog. Just a couple of days later with tears in his eyes he announced on his show his wife had come down with the virus. More than likely he knew this that Sunday when he neglected to wear his mask. For all we know his son had it then too. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would put his family at risk. Most human beings wouldn’t. The attitude? It sounds like to me that you have a guy who’s been locked up in jail, coronavirus jail for 3 weeks and needed to get out of the house because he was going stir-crazy. He was feeling better at that time and all the frustrations that he felt including the frustration he felt over probably knowing that his wife was already infected boiled over because this bike rider was a bit of a button pusher. As a Brooklynite my mantra always was, MYOFB. FIGURE IT OUT. it’s about not getting involved in anybody else’s business. I believe he went off on this man in frustration. There was no ill intent. Was he ticked off? Of course. Did he walk over to him and knock him on his butt? Of course not. Has anybody heard of having a bad day. It must have been on Tuesday or Wednesday of the week following the Easter Sunday incident that Tucker Carlson over on Fox who I genuinely like, had David the biker on his show. It was so ridiculous that it was almost comical. He had this guy on for a full 15 minutes. There is no primetime Fox or CNN show that has any guest on for 15 minutes. The only exception would be when Chris interviews Andrew, his brother who is the governor of New York. Tucker Carlson played this one out to the hilt. Shame on him. He was transparent and literally smiling all the way. He enjoyed every minute of it. It’s actually a fun watch on YouTube. He prompted this man every time he wanted a question answered his way. He was shameful that night. I’m a Cuomo show a regular watcher. I enjoy the repartee between Brothers and as I mentioned before, of all the prime time news shows I like, Chris Cuomo’s is the best. He calls it right down the middle, even going so far last night after interviewing his friend, who he calls Tony, Anthony Fauchi to please thank administration including President Trump for continually asking about him and his well-being during his illness. He’s partisan no doubt, but I believe he’s a fair-minded decent guy who really caught a bad break by having a self-proclaimed Corona police officer try and tell him what to do. The lesson that he should take from these two incidents is pretty simple. He’s a super high-profile guy in the biggest city in the world. When stuff happens he needs to lay low. That’s the only lesson that’s there. I’m glad I wasn’t in his place. I might have knocked the guy out!!!!!
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