Thursday, May 14, 2020

Reds Threaten Lynn

The Chinese Communist government is not too happy over the efforts of Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and other politicians to hold it accountable over the Covid-19 Virus.   The government's newspaper, Global Times, stated today:


China is extremely dissatisfied with the abuse of litigation by the US against China over the COVID-19 epidemic, and is considering punitive countermeasures against US individuals, entities and state officials, such as Missouri's attorney general Eric Schmitt, who filed a lawsuit against China, seeking compensation for the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter told the Global Times exclusively. At least four US Congress members, including Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton, and two entities will be put on China's sanctions list, analysts said.

China won't just strike back symbolically, but will impose countermeasures that will make them feel the pain, analysts said.

Some US lawmakers and state governors as well as attorneys who are also GOP hawks have filed lawsuits against China, alleging that the Chinese government mishandled the epidemic and it caused severe economic consequences in the US.

At least six lawsuits have been filed against China in US federal courts, while some lawmakers have also introduced bills to make it easier to sue China despite legal hurdles and no realistic possibility for US states to achieve their goal. Missouri became the first state in the US to sue the Chinese government. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit on April 21, claiming that China did little to stop the spread of the virus and "lied to the world about the danger and contagious nature of COVID-19," claiming that Missouri residents may have suffered tens of billions of dollars in economic damage.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch followed suit in a move that was slammed as "ridiculous" and "absurd" by Chinese officials and experts. The suit allows Mississippians to seek justice and hold China accountable, Fitch was quoted as saying in a report by Fox News on April 25.

Republicans who have been groundlessly accusing China and inflaming the "holding China accountable" political farce will face severe consequences, sources said, noting that the aftermath will also impact the upcoming November elections, while business and trade between Missouri and China will be further soured.

Senators who actively pushed the anti-China bill over the pandemic including Josh Hawley - a Missouri Republican - who came up with the "Justice for Victims of COVID-19 Act" in mid-April, which would strip China's sovereign immunity and permit US citizens to sue the Chinese government for downplaying COVID-19 information. Cotton and Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw also introduced legislation that would allow Americans to sue China over the coronavirus.

When asked about China's punitive measures targeting those GOP politicians and entities, Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told a routine press conference that some people in the US have failed to fight the COVID-19 and failed to live up to the trust of the American people. Instead of thinking about how to improve their work, they have been excessively blaming others and shifting responsibilities while obsessing with political manipulation....

For some US states, China's sanctions might have a direct impact on the upcoming elections in November if local Republicans have been targeted by the Chinese government for their groundless accusation against Beijing and endless attacks that put China-US relations in a danger, analysts said.

For instance, China is the third-largest export destination for Missouri, after the UK and Canada, for goods and services in 2019 worth $1.1 billion and $775 million, respectively. Some of the top goods exported to China included oilseeds and grains, meat products, and medicine.

"While the Chinese government makes adjustments to business relations between China and states like Missouri or Mississippi, local economies would likely be under pressure, or special interests of certain officials might be affected," Diao said. ... Rest of "article."

Kingfish note: Perhaps the Reds should make public the reporters, doctors, and other activists who tried to warn the world about the virus but were arrested for Good Samaritan instincts.  Until then, the Reds can shut the hell up.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, that explains why I noticed a group of Chinese men in suits trying to change a flat tire at the Brookhaven exit yesterday.

Macy Hanson said...

So, states can just sue foreign governments in United States District Court every time they don't like what they think a foreign country has done? This seems incredibly workable to me...

We can now add Litigation Wars to the menu, as well?

Anonymous said...

Just wait til the Vietnamese catfish farmers start suing good ole Mississippi. Stupid follows stupid. Stop with the pandering Lynn.

Anonymous said...

This lawsuit thing seems like a dog and pony show to be and nothing tangible will come from it, kinda like suing Saudi Arabia for 9/11. But fuck the Chinese. They play dirty and pretend to be friends. The jokes over. It's a terrible country that killed at least 10,000 of it's own citizens in 1989. Their time has come.

Anonymous said...

China is being sued by several governments. Some in Europe Australia Kenya Nigeria Brazil

Anonymous said...

To quote GWB: “I say...bring em on”

Kingfish said...

Too bad the Vietnamese didn't keep on kicking their ass.

Anonymous said...

Absurdity. They hold over a trillion in US debt. They ain’t worried. Bye, Felicia!

Anonymous said...

I say bring those ChiComms on. I’ll stand with Lynn, but if those Russians chime in with that polonium-210....IM OUT! LOL

Anonymous said...

Which show on CNN was this from?

Anonymous said...

Network 1976...They almost got it right..Substitute China for Russia...Yuan for Rubles..Microsoft for ITT..

JENSEN leads HOWARD BEALE down the steps to the floor level, himself ascends again to the small stage & the podium. HOWARD sits in one of the 200 odd seats. JENSEN pushes a button, & the enormous drapes slowly fall, slicing away layers of light until the vast room is utterly dark. Then, the little pinspots at each of the desks, including the one behind which HOWARD is seated, pop on, creating a miniature Milky Way effect. A shaft of white LIGHT shoots out from the rear of the room, spotting JENSEN on the podium, a sun of its own little galaxy. Behind him, the shadowed white of the lecture screen. JENSEN suddenly wheels to his audience of one & roars out:

JENSEN - You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, & I won't have it, is that clear?!  You think you have merely stopped a business deal -- that is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, & now they must put it back.  It is ebb & flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations & peoples. There are no nations! There are no peoples!  There are no Russians. There are no Arabs!  There are no third worlds!  There is no West!  There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast & immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars! petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars!, Reichmarks, Rubles, Rin, Pounds & Shekels!  It is the international system of currency that determines the totality of life on this planet!  That is the natural order of things today ! That is the atomic, subatomic & galactic structure of things today!  And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, & you will atone! Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?

(pause) You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen, & howl about America & democracy.  There is no America.  There is no democracy.  There is only IBM & ITT & ATT & Dupont, Dow, Union Carbide & Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.  What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state -- Karl Marx? They pull out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories & minimax solutions & compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions & investments just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations & ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.  The world is a business, Mr. Beale! It has been since man crawled out of the slime, & our children, Mr. Beale, will live to see that perfect world in which there is no war & famine, oppression & brutality -- one vast & ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.  And I have chosen you to preach this evangel, Mr. Beale.

HOWARD BEALE - (humble whisper) Why me?

JENSEN - Because you're on television, dummy.  Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever read a post that large. No one with that much time has anything valuable to say.

Anonymous said...

I guess our raccoon and native Mississippi bat export business is hosed.

Anonymous said...

"Absurdity. They hold over a trillion in US debt. They ain’t worried. Bye, Felicia!"

Uh, if you owe the bank $1000 and can't pay it, you have a big problem.

If the US owes China a trillion dollars and won't pay it, China has a big problem.

Is that right said...

The US may owe the Chinese central bank a trillion dollars. The Chinese are like the US they have no money.

Anonymous said...

I’d be willing to let them have Lynn. What do you think they would give us for her?

Anonymous said...

We seem to love " exercises in futility".

The only legal saying " You can't get money out of a turnip, but you can put the turnips ass in jail" doesn't even work in this case.

This is a dangerous game we are playing. We are already suffering from stupidly transferring critical goods and services to China that we used to produce on our own. If there were a war, they have the numbers to occupy us but we can't come close to occupying them ( see population and geographical land mass).

Good Lord, even the vials to hold a vaccine are made in China. All those bad guys have to do is withhold them and let us kill ourselves as we seem to be wanting to do.

Anonymous said...

12:58 Agree. But the problem is, after you stiff China, where do you go for credit?

Anonymous said...

All this.... just as I got my possum business going!

Anonymous said...

But the problem is, after you stiff China, where do you go for credit? May 15, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Here's a better question: "Who do you want solving this issue - Uncle Joe or President Donald Trump?"

Anonymous said...

Lynn has enjoyed her (created) moment in the sun. All the girls at the office are high-fiving. Now, down to the business of Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

"12:58 Agree. But the problem is, after you stiff China, where do you go for credit? "

A legitimate question, to be sure. But since they unleashed a virus on every nation in the world, disrupting economies everywhere, I think it would quickly turn into a China v. the World situation, and we'd have support even from people that dislike Trump.

Could it said...

They create money by adding digits to a computer screen, or worthless printed paper. Does it really matter where they say it comes from? Seriously.

Anonymous said...

" All this.... just as I got my possum business going!"

Not to worry, armadillo eradication is still in demand in Mississippi.

It's not too hard to convert from a possum to armadillo business model.

Anonymous said...

Lynn should have done a little research on how many tens of thousands of people are employed in manufacturing plants and distribution centers in Mississippi that are owned by those Chinese Communists.

Anonymous said...

" Vietnamese catfish farmers "

LOL !

They don't even know what a real catfish looks like.

The Vietnamese are still pissed because our American Catfish Farmers successfully stopped them from dumping their fake catfish on the United States market.

Anonymous said...

There's likely some outside law firm that dreamed this up on a contingency basis. So what firm is it...

Anonymous said...

I can see Soros orchestrating this from the pit.

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