“You Will See Darkness”: Meltdown of Rep. Haley Stevens Shows How Hysteria Can Be Fueled By Politicians

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The controversial speech of Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., on the floor of the House of Representatives shows how members can fuel rather than fight hysteria and panic. The incredible scene was played out as the very task force members who she referenced are trying to rebut some alarmist predictions and estimates. Much of the nation is sheltering in place. We get it. However, Rep. Stevens seems intent on elevating not the discussion but the volume of the national discourse.

What was most notable is that Stevens was not saying anything particularly new . . . just saying it louder. Indeed, the Democratic Majority Whip was trying to give her the added 30 seconds that she had asked, but she was yelling over his voice.

Everyone is supporting our health care workers and “taking the disease seriously.” As for “you will see darkness, we could all use a bit more light from our elected officials. Once the yelling ended, Grandpa Abe Simpson seemed to have more a hold of himself in his prophesy scene.

The chair spoke for the entire nation in saying “The gentle lady from Michigan is out of order.”

138 thoughts on ““You Will See Darkness”: Meltdown of Rep. Haley Stevens Shows How Hysteria Can Be Fueled By Politicians”

    1. Her speech in the House of Representatives ls limited by the rules of order for the House, which are intended to give everyone in the House a chance to comment on matters before Congress.

      Rep. Stevens turned her time in the well of the House into a forum for pointless grandstanding, and the Democratic official chairing the discussion declared her remarks “out of order”, which is Congressional for “STFU”.

  1. I have one in my freezer, along with all sorts of meat. I try to stay prepared. I have been telling my skeptical friends for years that this could happen. Probably not Armageddon, but a financial meltdown or pandemic or meteor strike whatever, but there could be supply chain disruptions for a few months. I tried to tell the to have at least 3 months worth of supplies. More if they could, but at least 3 months. We will probably emerge from this within 30ish days, but maybe not. Whatever, I am as ready as I can be. I keep a gun nearby. But heck, I do that even when there is not a Pandemic.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

      1. I spoke about the bunkers a few weeks ago. The elites, the real ones, not the ones that think they are, and it’s just laughable. Anyway, they tried to wipe New Zealand off the new maps, and pretend it never happened. Bc a lot of them got
        sweet digs down in Kiwi land.

    1. We have a 3 pack of DiGiorno’s cheese pizza, a bunch of Scott’s toilet paper like they have in gas station bathrooms, and five gallons of windshield de-icer. All of which we got at Sam’s Club a few weeks ago when we saw things were starting to get really crazy. So, yeah, fortunately we planned ahead and everything is going to be fine. Your turkey sounds like it is going to be awesome. I hope you enjoy it.

    2. My bug-out kit has had n95 masks for 15 years, which makes me feel a lot better for considering a pandemic plausible enough to prep for.

    1. The first five days of infection seem to be without symptoms on average. More alarmingly, it’s when infected people begin “shedding” the virus to people and environmental surfaces around them.. The last SARS pandemic caused symptoms earlier, it was possible to use infrared cameras to spot them at airport doors. We don’t have those five days of early warning now.

      1. We are planning to roast a turkey for our family dinner on Easter. Let us know if can find one at the store. Otherwise we’ll have to go on Amazon or hunt down a wild one.

  2. Darren Smith, complain to the governor. Complain to your state senators and representative. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper.

    I agree that no fishing is over-reach.

    — David B Benson

  3. Bythebook, if it passed in the house 15 days ago, why did it have to go back to the house after the senate passed it? Tell me if I’m missing something. That republican congressman didn’t want a voice vote so congressmen and women had to go back to Washington to show up and voice vote in person.

    1. Bob, as is typical, the Senate made changes and the House had to approve them by voting for the marked up version…..or not. In the interests of getting it done quickly, the House accepted it as it was. If the guy from Kentucky had not insisted on a recorded vote it could have been done by “unanimous consent” meaning no objections by any member.

    1. Well thank you Bob, I genuinely appreciate the comment.

      It has been a long day out looting for HCQ and AZ. I have a newfound respect for looters. Its actually a lot more work than it would seem.

      Right now I’m taking a break listening to Squeeky’s youtube link on Carl Orff (Ponnelle). Although it is in a foreign language and a few levels above my usual level of culture, it has something to do with young lust and gluttony so it is pretty cool. Bebo Best’s version of Sing Sing Sing (another Squeeky youtube link) is more my usual speed and has kept me occupied for the last couple of weeks. Now I might have to alternate between them between now and April 30.

      Amazing the things you can learn on a legal blog!

      1. Apropos of nothing other than listening to Carl Orff for the last hour put me in the mood for more European high culture. This from Dutch TV c. 1977:

  4. Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5:
    “…a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”

      1. DonEstif – “I’ll beat thee, but I would infect my hands.”
        Timon of Athens (Act 4, Scene 3)

        1. “Beware of the Ides of March.”

          Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2

          Sorry, folks, I had to, considering the times of March 15th, and all…

          03/15-05/01? Or 06/03?

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