Open Letter To The Three Stooges

Dear Messrs. Donald Trump, John Michael (Mick) Mulvaney, and Michael Huckabee,

There is a time for having fun, a time for jokes and humour.  However, there is also a time to be serious.  I read with horror this morning Mr. Mulvaney’s comments, obviously intended to be funny, claiming that the reason the media was reporting extensively on the spread of the coronavirus was to try to “take down” Donald Trump.

If I took your comments seriously, Mr. Mulvaney, I would have asked you if, then, the entire world was attempting to “take down” Trump, since media outlets worldwide are providing continual coverage and updates on the spread of this illness.  But I realized that nobody with any sense would make such a statement except in jest, so while it annoyed me, I let it ride.

Then later in the day you, Mr. Trump, came along and made the same claim, only embellishing on the story with more jokes … jokes that were, under the circumstances, in very poor taste.  You took it even further and joked that you thought the democrats were behind the media coverage.  Again, if I took you seriously I would ask if you think the democrats control the media (hint:  they don’t), and if their reach extends to such media outlets as der Spiegel in Germany and the BBC in the UK, for those outlets are also providing widespread coverage.  But again, surely you are jesting.

And then, you, Mr. Mike Huckabee, had to try to top the Mulvaney/Trump acts with your own attempt at humour, saying that Trump …

“Could personally suck the virus out of every one of the 60,000 people in the world, suck it out of their lungs, swim to the bottom of the ocean and spit it out, and he would be accused of pollution for messing up the ocean.”

Do you guys all share the same comedy writer?  If so, he really needs to retire.  First of all, there are far more than 60,000 people in the world … at last count, it was up to about 7.8 billion, I believe.  Secondly, there are very few people who would allow Mr. Trump to touch us, let alone “suck the virus … out of our lungs”.  And thirdly, of course, this is a ridiculous, ignorant thing to even say, and far beneath the dignity of a former governor and presidential candidate.

Now that you’ve had your little jokes, let me tell you gentlemen a few things here.

Part of the job of the media, whether in this country, Spain, Germany, or Brazil, is to inform the public of things they need to know.  The coronavirus, or Covid-19 as I believe it has been named, is a very serious threat to people all around the globe.  It is not unique to the United States but has become a serious threat to a number of countries, including Italy, China, Iran, Japan, and others.  It is NOT, gentlemen, something to joke about.  It is NOT something to use as a political tool, nor to use as an excuse to taunt the media.

Your attempts to downplay this widespread threat to human health and safety is a disservice to the people of this nation.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is spreading rapidly and is particularly likely to be lethal to people like myself who have chronic health problems and compromised immune systems.  There are already 60 confirmed cases in the U.S. and while there hasn’t been a fatality here yet, it is only a matter of time.

Your mockery and accusations are most inappropriate at this time and in these circumstances.  Your words would be unthinkable in any other administration, but the entire theme of this administration seems to be spouting ignorance, nonsense, vitriol, and blaming someone else for everything that goes wrong.  Yes, the stock market is plunging, not only in the U.S. but also the European markets, and it is NOT the fault of the media, NOT the fault of the Democrats.  And no, gentlemen, contrary to what you’ve tried to tell us, the United States is NOT well prepared to combat this pandemic.  Since January 2017, funding has been cut to health organizations such as CDC, and millions have lost their health insurance due to the hatchet job that has been done to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  We are every bit as vulnerable as any nation on earth.

In short, those who are not part of the solution, are part of the problem.  You, gentlemen, are definitely NOT doing anything to be a part of the solution, so please step aside and let the adults attempt to safeguard the people of this nation.

Sincerely,

We the People

39 thoughts on “Open Letter To The Three Stooges

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  2. I’ve loved the Three Stooges since I was a little kid – why did you have to associate these guys with one of the all-time great comedy teams? I hope I’ll still be able to watch the original without thinking about these guys! 🙂

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  3. Just heard on the “breaking news” the first coronavirus death in the USA has been confirmed. Now how long to the next, and the next.
    Trump sees this all as an attack on him because HIS economy was doing so good, but now it is falling precipitously. If people are losing on the stock market they are not going to be happy. Of course he takes this personally. But I personally cannot see how he thinks this could be a conspuracy against him. IF it was, he would have been one of the first to get sick with it. THAT might constitute a conspiracy.

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      • Never heard of Life of Brian???? Jill…Jill…Jill… You need to take a day off and catch up on some classic Monty Python – it’s good for what ails you (for what ails us all…think I know how I’m spending my Saturday now…)

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        • Ha ha … It would take more than a day off for me to catch up on all the movies I haven’t seen … probably at least six months off, maybe even a year. And now, I’m really gonna shock you … while I have heard of Monty Python of Holy Grail fame, I’ve never seen him! I do hope you enjoyed your Saturday watching … whatever you watched!!! 😊

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      • Film: The Life of Brian- arguably the funniest thing the Monty Python team ever produced.
        The big hoo-hah was that it took place during the time of Our Lord Jesus Christ. If you saw the film there are only two incidents where Christ is portrayed and both are treated with respect.
        The rest of the film takes a swipe at ‘freedom movements’ which just talk or hate other freedom movements. Ridiculous romans (Take a look on YouTUbe for ‘Biggus Dickus’). How folk get hysterical and make the wrong interpretations on religious messages. And folk in general being silly.
        The only bit I was queasy about was the Crucifixion scenes but that was me being a history nerd because I know too much detail about what was actually entailed in the business.
        Take a wander around YouTube for extracts.
        (And mention it on heh-heh-heh an Evangelic Site then wait for the heads exploding….)

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  4. Jill, on the more rationale side, there is bipartisan concern in the Senate over the coronavirus. And, what is being illustrated in real time, the president of the US has never had a lot of impact on the stock market and not too much on tbe economy either. While robustly patting himself on the back for the stock market increase, we knew he would blame others for its fall.

    David Brooks, a conservative pundit, said last night, he does not see much upside for how Trump has handled things.

    As for Mulvaney, he is coming across as one of those puppets, where his boss is pulling the strings. As for Huckabee, he has gone from a reasonably credible candidate in 2012 to carnival barker. He and Giuliani have damaged their reputation. Keith

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    • That’s good to know … anything bipartisan coming out of the Senate is good! Other countries are taking this seriously, while we have a president who thinks it is all about him, that it is a plot to “bring him down”. Sigh. What could possibly go wrong, eh?

      Mulvaney is exactly that … a puppet … it’s how he keeps his job(s). And Huckabee? I used to actually respect him. No longer.

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      • Jill, conservative pundit David Brooks said he could not see how Trump could fare well with this and that was before the hoax BS. He went on to say when the train stips and its dark, passengers want to hear a calm voice say here is what happened, here is what you need to do, and here is what we are doing to fix that. That is not happening here, with Dr. Anthony Fauci being told to cancel his Sunday show visits. Keith

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    You three are FIDIOTS, utterly useless clown who deserve nothing but a case of ‘CORONA’ … ‘You, gentlemen, are definitely NOT doing anything to be a part of the solution, so please step aside and let the adults attempt to safeguard the people of this nation.’

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  6. I had not previously seen those quotes. They are indeed appalling. All the more reason for you guys to oust them on November 3rd. My birthday is Nov. 2nd. I can’t think of a better present than to wake up on Nov. 4th and discover that the mad man in the White House had been given his marching orders.

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