Apr 21, 2020 by


“First Reading: Dan Patrick – `There are more important things than living’”

By Jonathan Tilove

[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:  I believe that millions of people across the country feel the same way that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick feels.  Even though the ever-leftist Austin American-Statesman attempts to make fun of Lt. Gov. Patrick’s comments, we stand with him in saying that stringent and hyped-up panic about COVID – 19 (which is turning out to have about the same death rate as has occurred in  bad flu seasons) should not be allowed to throw our country into a total recession/depression/collapse of our American society. 

It is possible that when the social distancing regulations are loosened, we may see a few new COVID cases.  However, that does not necessarily mean a death sentence since 98% of people with COVID will survive and 25% to 50% of people with COVID experience no symptoms.  New and exciting meds and therapies are being utilized and/or developed. All of us have learned to use better personal cleanliness practices.

We must not crush the economic opportunities for our children and grandchildren out of fear that someone will die.  People who have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, lung problems, or auto-immune diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases have a higher chance of contracting COVID.  Death happens.  The elderly do pass away.

The good news is that once people get back to work, the U. S. economy will zoom; people will be anxious to take those trips; the airplanes will be full; gasoline will be in high demand; retail and healthcare will prosper; depression, suicides, and drug addiction will be lessened.  Good physical and mental health will return to our country once again as we learn from our past mistakes. We will be “healthier, wealthier, and wiser.”]



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It takes a big man to admit that he was right all along.

But last night, in a potent, jam-packed five minutes with Tucker Carlson on Fox, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made a clean breast of it, admitting his foresight and courage.

I’m sorry that I’m vindicated, Patrick confessed before the whole world, the Fox TV audience, and maybe even that most special Fox viewer, President Donald Trump. I’m sorry to say I was right on this.

…Tucker Carlson: So very early on in this crisis we welcomed the lieutenant governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, onto this program and he took a very different view from that of a lot of politicians of the time. It seemed brave, agree or not, but he was savagely criticized for that. He said he was willing to assume some risk. He didn’t want to die, obviously, but he was willing to assume some risk to himself, as a man of 70, for the sake of his children and grandchildren.

Here’s part of it:

At that point Carlson played a bit of that March 23 interview with Patrick.

Dan Patrick: I’m going to do everything I can to live but, if you said, “Are you willing to take a chance?” You know if I get sick I’ll go and try to get better but if I don’t, and I don’t try to take this in any kind of morbid way, Tucker, but I’m just saying that we got a choice here, and we are going to be in a total collapse or recession/depression/collapse in our society. If this goes another several months there won’t be any jobs to come back to for many people.

Returning to the present:

Carlson: Well it’s been about a month since that interview and we wanted to check in again with Lt. Gov. Patrick who joins us tonight. Thanks, lieutenant governor for coming on.

So you were pretty clear in what you thought might happen in our conversation a month ago. You said if they don’t pull this back a little bit, you’re gonna see a lot of people out of work and you’re going to see the economy crushed. Do you think you’ve been vindicated?

Patrick: Well, I’m sorry that I’m vindicated. I wish it hadn’t happened Tucker, but I’m a small business guy and I’ve been around the block long enough to see what was going to happen when you start shutting down society, and people start losing their paychecks and businesses can’t open and governments aren’t getting revenues and go on and on and on and on. And so I’m sorry to say I was right on this. And I’m thankful that we are now, finally, beginning to open up Texas and other states because it’s been long overdue.

You know, they told us Tucker to follow the science. Well, what science? I mean at the end of January, Dr. Fauci, who I have great respect for, said this wasn’t a big issue. Three weeks later we’re going to lose 2 million people. another few weeks later it was 100,000 to 200,000. Now it’s under 60,000, and we’ve had the wrong numbers, the wrong, science, and I don’t blame them. But let’s face reality of where we are.

In Texas, we have 29 million people, we lost 495, and every life is valuable, but 500 people out of 29 million and we”re locked down, and we’re crushing the average worker, and we’re crushing small business we’re crushing the market. We’re crushing this country. And what I said when I was with you that night, there are more important things than living. And that’s saving this country for my children, my grandchildren and saving this country for all of us. And I don’t want to die, nobody wants to die, but man we gotta take some risks and get back in the game, and get this country back up and running.

Carlson: So in the meantime, in the month or so since we’ve spoken, in your state, which in some ways is the most robust state in a lot of ways, out of 50, has really been hurt. Oil futures down to negative 40 bucks today which truly is shocking. Neiman Marcus, over 100-year-old company in Texas. Dallas company. Bankrupt?

Patrick: Yes bankrupt. And you know, AOC tweeted out today she was glad to see the oil industry collapsed.

You know Tucker, we cannot endure this much longer. You know every month we stay closed, it’s going to take two to three months to rebuild. And the other things that the president talks about. And I think the president, on the same day that I was with you one month ago to this Monday night, we both were saying the same thing. We can do two things at once.

And so we’ve listened to the experts, and we’re doing everything we can to protect life, and we have to the best of our ability,, and except for New York and a few other hotspots, it’s actually the death rate has been low and again, every life is precious, I don’t diminish one life, but our country should not have been locked down, and now you know I’ve always said if the Democrats ever had total control, they would put people like you and me in jail throw away the key.

And that’s what they’re doing, because they now have total control Tucker, they have total control,and everywhere you see these draconian rules of locking down people and keeping businesses shut and destroying our country, it’s mostly Democrat governors, Democrat county judges, Democrat mayors, almost everywhere. And when I saw the governor of New Jersey last week, say, on your show, you know that’s above my pay grade, then you need to resign. That’s what you put your hand on the Bible, when you take the oath of office. I don’t care what office. It is to protect the Constitution of this United States. Don’t mock it.

So, it’s time to get back to work. Texas will lead it.

And so I’m sorry to say I was right on this. And I’m thankful that we are now, finally beginning to open up Texas and other states because it’s been long overdue.

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    Philip Ellis

    Buncha fu++ing morons. Please, get yourselves out there and get infected then come home and infect the rest of your families, so your genetic line ends and you’re unable to perpetuate your self-important, and generally low-key racist ideals.

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