Sunday, March 29, 2020

Blaming Obama again. Because of course.

Trump suggesting doctors, nurses, EMTs, and Firsr Responders in NYC are stealing and reselling PPE because THAT'S WHAT HE WOULD DO

"How do you go from 10 to 20 to 30,000, to 300,000 -- even though this is different. Something is going on. And you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going?" -- Trump suggests that there is some sort of New York nurse conspiracy to steal masks

Yamiche uses the President’s statements on Hannity against him which causes him to erupt

He literally said: "You people..." to @Yamiche. What a racist pig. And no, he didn't mean reporters. And none of the other reporters back up @Yamiche. None of them

Four dead on Carnival cruise ship amid new coronavirus outbreak aboard

A must read. The decision by the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.

We owe it to all the lives we have already lost from Coronavirus that Trump is not allowed to finish out his term.

“‘I’m not allowed to talk to you because I’m an employee here,’ one student living on campus wrote in an email. But, he pleaded, ‘we need help to go home.’”

Today, our administration announced an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak here in the Commonwealth.

Wallace: Will the inspector general that was provided for in this bill be allowed to testify and report to Congress? Mnuchin: Chris, I’m going to leave that to the lawyers

So no.

It's really hard to imagine anything stupider than threatening a quarantine for 30 million people, letting it hang out there for 7 hours in order to produce panic and flight out of the hot zone, and then pull it back. It has the exact opposite effect of a quarantine.

This morning I took a look at Sunday front pages from newspapers across the country. It's one way of getting a sense of the massive, historic event we are living through right now. There are stories of tragedy, ingenuity, and incredible bravery. It's impossible to grasp it all

My essay this morning in @TheAtlantic on the crippling absence of American diplomacy and leadership against a global threat that the United States cannot defeat alone. It’s compounding our late and disorganized domestic response

Trump heroically sent USA’s reserves of PPE to China in Feb, thereby mitigating the spread of Covid-19 across their border into Russia. Putin thanks you for your sacrifice-Jared does as well. @realDonaldTrump

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says FDA was 'reckless' restricting technology sterilizing surgical masks

Lindsey Graham is back on TV to complain that people in his own state will get more money in unemployment benefits which will make it difficult for Amazon and Walmart to pay them low wages

#meetthepress is now reporting who has the virus by your political leanings. Sad

Michigan Gov. Whitmer says states are bidding against each other for PPE supplies on top of the federal government taking contracts from vendors. “It’s a unique situation that we have in our country right now and it’s ... creating a lot more problems for all of us."

Dr. Anthony Fauci says U.S. will have “millions of cases” of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is the U.S. government’s foremost infectious disease expert.

My babies are too young to read this now. And they’d barely recognize me in my gear. But if they lose me to COVID I want them to know Mommy tried really hard to do her job.

RIGHT NOW: The River Church in Tampa, FL is streaming live service with packed of people: There hundreds of confirm cases already in area (source in comment)

With the U.S. now surpassing all other countries in the number of coronavirus cases & health experts estimating the peak may still be weeks away, Trump’s administration is having a harder time defending tariffs on health-related goods imported from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — NIH's Fauci projects possible 'millions' of US coronavirus cases, '100,000-200,000' deaths.

Trump's narcissism has taken a new twist. And now he has American blood on his hands.

Should Mardi Gras have been canceled because of coronavirus concerns? Louisiana Gov. Bel Edwards tells @MarthaRaddatz: "There was never any hint from anyone... that there should be any consideration to downsizing or canceling Mardi Gras."

WHERE’S THE TOILET PAPER⁉️ Maybe we should ask the #KochBrothers, who own Georgia-Pacific, makers of Angel Soft and Quilted Northern.🚽🧻 (Private label brands are made for retailers, such as Walmart.)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the President downplaying the severity of coronavirus is “deadly." “As the President fiddles, people are dying. We just have to take every precaution.”

Pelosi stepping up her criticism. “The president - his denial at the beginning was deadly. His delaying of getting equipment to where it’s needed is deadly ... I don’t know what the scientists said to him: When did this president know about this and what did he know?”

Virus gives world leaders sweeping powers they may not want to give up

Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile

Tragic and true: Trump's downplaying of the coronavirus situation cost lives

A German scientist made a coronavirus test back in January, and shared it with the world to give countries outside China a head-start on beating the disease. But if a test can be developed so quickly, why are some countries still struggling?

During his state TV show, Russian propagandist Vladimir Soloviev expressed frustration that Trump “didn’t understand anything” and ignored President Vladimir Putin's proposal at the recent G-20 summit calling for the immediate removal of all sanctions

The Javits Center, NYC’s massive convention center, has been turned into an unbelievable emergency hospital. It’s completely necessary, but still totally surreal.

NEW: Italy’s death toll from COVID-19 has topped 10,000, making it the highest in the world

" White House official said he had been thinking a lot about the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl,' a show about information, and what happens when a government lies to its people about the dangers they face." Not reassuring

North Korea launches apparent ballistic missile into ocean

What is Germany doing right?

Trump is using US Taxpayers money to shoot campaign commercials during a pandemic.

"If they don't treat you right, I don't call."

Dyson has designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," since founder James Dyson received a call 10 days ago from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume," he said

My friend realised he had coronavirus and stayed at home to self-isolate. He was following the government's advice and ended up dying alone in his flat yesterday at the age of just 50. Please check up on anyone you know is self-isolating on their own. No one should die alone

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the price of ventilators has skyrocketed from $25,000 each to $45,000, as 50 states and the federal government all bid against each other for the vital oxygen device

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the price of ventilators has skyrocketed from $25,000 each to $45,000, as 50 states and the federal government all bid against each other for the vital oxygen device

Trump dangling aid to “appreciative” states has launched the hashtag #QuidProCOVID19 — and we are very here for it

“Tuesday’s coronavirus town hall marked Trump’s 75th interview as president with a Fox outlet...Shortly after the town hall, Trump conducted his 76th interview with the channel, speaking to Fox News’s Bill Hemmer.”

I wrote about why I’m not leaving New York City

Look at the date this was posted, by Chris Murphy, Connecticut: 2/05/20....

Florida has some of the best open records and open meeting laws in the country. Excluding the the largest print outlets in the state isn’t just counterproductive and illegal; it’s now going to draw 100x more attention to the matte

Governor Cuomo’s doubts are well placed. Federal statutes don’t even purport to delegate such sweeping authority to the president. Executive power reaches only INDIVIDUALS who are reasonably believed to be contagious. Not to entire state populations.

Hong Kong’s government will introduce a second round of financial assistance for businesses affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung

This is what the cult of Trumpism has come to: a conspiracy theory that our top national expert in infectious diseases is part of a plot to take down the president -- as if

Nurse Dies. Angry Co-Workers Blame a Lack of Protective Gear. Trump ignored pleas to improve stockpiles of pandemic gear. He shipped 17 tons of PPE to China & made no effort to replace it. Many medical professionals will die because of him.

These dates are going to be extremely important in the post-pandemic investigations and should figure significantly in history’s condemnation of @realDonaldTrump Presidency.

Just about everyone is saying that they can't live on $1200. Wanna know how they got $1200? the fed. min. wage is $7.25 x 40hr/week, so for 4 weeks thats $1160 a month. That's rounded up to $1200. Think about that next time you say min. wage workers don't deserve a livable wage

“I love my son, but they were not sleeping here.”

China and Russia have seized on the coronavirus outbreak to wage disinformation campaigns that seek to undermine the U.S. and its handling of the crisis, rather than addressing public criticism of their own struggles with the pandemic

David Pecker, the chief executive of financially troubled American Media Inc., is cutting the payroll of the National Enquirer and at least nine other AMI publications by 23 percent starting April 1, Pecker announced in a staff memo

Tate Reeves is showing the perils of having a light touch in the midst of a public health crisis

The world gets to watch what happens when a criminal empire run by morons is in charge of a #pandemic This going to get uglier & people are going to have to expect a large number of deaths. Wave hello to the governors of Florida & Mississippi & the entire Trump administration.

A nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami has died from COVID-19. The hospital says Araceli Buendia Ilagan dedicated 33 years to treating some of the most critically ill patients. Araceli is the third COVID-19 death in Miami-Dade.

This is a great explainer. @Trevornoah talks to Dr. Fauci. #coronavirus

The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe that their reservation will be disestablished and their land taken out of trust, per an order from the secretary of the interior, the tribe's chairman has announced.

Governors failing to praise Trump sufficiently are having emergency supplies held back. Exactly what Trump did to Ukraine.

“The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country—armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists—squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread.”

This is good

The people who don't agree with this know a lot about East Berlin.

“It came out of nowhere. Nobody saw this coming.” Look at the date, he’s been tweeting about this since January 24th

We couldn't show photos or videos of babies and kids locked in cages in Trump's border prisons because they were minors. The result: No one saw the true horror of Trump's policy & guess what? All of those innocent kids are still in cages. Some for years. No mom. No dad. Alone

The Governor of Florida is blaming the Governor of New York for the problems in Florida. One of the only people doing a damn thing to save lives is the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo. The Governor of Florida has blood on his hands.

Yes, it’s odd that the trump administration keeps telling us we don’t need to be tested even though they themselves are constantly being tested

Boy, if Kemp and his people prove wrong, if coronavirus continues along current trends in Georgia and things turn more tragic, this and similar statements will be hung around Kemp's neck like a rotting, stinking albatross.

NYPD detective becomes first officer to die from coronavirus

China can return the masks Trump sent them, if they're so rich with insight these days.

NY, NJ, CT should be advising the President on what to do, not the other way around. It’s been this way for 2 weeks already

Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public. CDC and WHO both denied the efficacy of masks in preventing/acquisition of COVID-19, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

First death of federal prisoner announced

New filing in Flores v. Barr: Temporary Restraining Order

Judge Jeanine might be joining Trish Reagan at an upstate farm tomorrow

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are the most trusted leaders in America on the coronavirus right now. Trump is not.

45 has made this a blue state genocide.

Imagine if you went to a department store and the owner of the store wouldn't sell you their product because you posted a mean tweet about (the company). That is what the POtuS is doing to governors.

So why scare the hell out of people for an entire half day by threatening a total quarantine? No one should pretend like this is all normal. The shameful incompetence of this Administration is costing lives and exacerbating misery. Unbelievable.

>“In fact, as we show in Slumlord Millionaire...Kushner was not just oblivious to the struggles of his tenants—he was the perpetrator of them.”

“The change of ownership announced on Saturday means any future U.S. sanctions on Russian-controlled oil operations in Venezuela would target the Russian government directly.”

CORRUPT AF: The administration says it won’t provide documentation for audits into $500 billion in corporate bailout funds. Those are your tax dollars, folks

Here’s Why Florida Got All the Emergency Medical Supplies It Requested While Other States Did Not

My 12 year-old while out on a walk: "At least with all the schools closed, there won't be any school shootings for awhile."

US is at 122,000 #CoronaVirus cases with 2000 dead. It can't be long before 1000 dead per day. Highest infection acceleration rate.@MarkJHandley is keeping up with contagion over time, so our lack of control remains clear ... due to no testing & a complete lack of leadership.

The fact they'll do that says everything about them.

In March, the U.S. — with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’ spread. Instead, Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming health catastrophe

New York is a donor state. Other states benefit from that. Perhaps it is time for donor states to stop sending their resources to DC until the lunatic irresponsible tyrant is out of office.

Trump is actively trying to kill us. Actively. Trying.

America First is the Trump campaign slogan

Trump has now crossed the line between regular villainy and cartoonish supervillainy.

The official who took credit for sending all of our PPE to China on Feb 7, should resign immediately! #PompeoResign The Trump administration was still calling this a hoax telling the American people they had nothing to worry about while shipping our federal reserves to China.

BREAKING: Confirmed US #coronavirus deaths DOUBLE in just 2 days to 2,000. It took ~1 month from the 1st confirmed death for the US to reach 1,000. Expect a massive surge in new #COVID19 cases and deaths for at least another 3 weeks

It’s like every time they come back from commercial, she appears more intoxicated

Twitter spox confirms to me that both @RudyGiuliani and @charliekirk11’s accounts were “temporarily locked for violating the Twitter Rules regarding COVID-19 misinformation.”

Yesterday, 170 broken ventilators arrived in Los Angeles from the national stockpile. Rather than complaining, we got a truck & drove them to @bloom_energy to be fixed. Monday they will all be working -- and back in L.A. This is the California spirit - we will meet this moment!

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult, but it’s even harder when you’re not able to be with them in their final moments — and that’s what’s happening around the country because of the coronavirus. It’s heartbreaking, and I’m keeping everyone affected in my prayers.

Gov. Cuomo on possibility Trump will impose enforced quarantine on New York: "This would be a declaration of war on states."

⁉️WHAT⁉️ In the face of an oncoming #pandemic, on February 7, Trump's @StateDept donated **nearly 17.8 tons of medical supplies** to #China, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators. OUR HOSPITALS ARE BEGGING FOR #PPE.

Didn’t take long for Biden team to cut a campaign video centered on Trump’s Friday remarks saying he expects praise from governors who receive federal help battling the pandemic

How can the two largest news organizations in the state be excluded from state government presser? @MiamiHerald @TB_Times are critical sources of information for our readers. We implore @GovRonDeSantis to do the right thing.

The US government was warned 10 times in a 13-year span about a lack of ventilators in the event of an outbreak

“We are witnessing one of the greatest failures of basic governance and basic leadership in modern times” — The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

I bet those fat cat Republicans felt just fine about being crowded together in the Oval Office for the big signing. I have a feeling that—unlike their constituents—they have all been tested. Nice for them, right?

Giuliani Says Governors who need aid Should Engage Trump Like ‘He’s the Boss’: ‘Sometimes It’s Better If You Don’t Win the Golf Game’

NEW: A new poll tonight from Ipsos, done for The Daily Beast, shows a clear majority of the public, including self-identified Republicans, do not believe the disinformation that President Trump keeps pushing around the spread of coronavirus

Then let's impeach Trump again for this. I am serious. @SpeakerPelosi

That lawless psychopath is doing a QUID PRO QUO extortion against the entire United States!

When Pres Trump dismisses @GovWhitmer, he dismisses the people of Michigan.

A member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’s staff has died from #COVID19

Republicans trust Trump more than CDC on coronavirus, a new poll shows Republicans are just like the Jim Jones followers. They also will end up dead.

Read: The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

A hospital with room for nearly 500 beds has been closed for months in the center of Philadelphia. And it will remain empty, city officials said, because they cannot accept the owner’s offer: buy the hospital or lease it for almost $1 million a month.

Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference

Judge Jeanine is hammered.

There was a similar provision in the 2009 recovery act. Rather than thwart it, @JoeBiden worked every week to make the oversight effective -- and a result, that $900b program had less than 0.4% waste. What do you think is going to happen now?


This op-ed is really important. I wrote a book about real estate in 2014. The depreciation referred to is completely phantom. The clause in the Stimulus regarding this is disgustingly unfair.

ICE Spokesman Resigns, Saying He Could No Longer Spread Falsehoods for the Trump Administration

It wasn’t long ago that Putin’s team was denying that Russia had any kind of COVID-19 outbreak. Now, it’s apparently inside Red Square

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would support plans by President Trump to quarantine New York City in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Florida

Florida Gov has set up checkpoints on I-95 to stop drivers from the NYC area. Instead of trying to scapegoat New Yorkers here’s a thought. Look in the mirror. This is the same guy who allowed thousands of spring breakers to wildly party on Florida beaches for days. Shameless.

As meatpackers rush to meet demand, their employees are starting to get COVID-19. But some workers say they’re going to work ill because they don’t have paid sick days and can be penalized for staying home

Add this name to the list of tone-deaf vulture billionaires -- JOEL FREEDMAN of Broad Street Healthcare Properties.

The Administration promised millions of tests by mid-March. But it's not happening fast enough. Where are the tests, Mr. President?— Joe Biden

Jared Kushner is demanding his tenants keep paying rent — while asking for leniency from his creditors:

WATCH: Italian police officers salute those who died of coronavirus as their bodies are transported in military vehicles

Mr. President, this isn’t about you, it’s about the health of the American people. Stop making everything personal. You are the president of all 50 states — not just the ones that voted for you or that have governors who “treat you right.” It’s time you acted like it

My landlords -- Coney Realty Group and Harbor Group International LLC -- served my neighbor an eviction letter telling her to vacate her apartment by April 4th -- all in the midst of a global pandemic and a 90-day moratorium on evictions from @NYGovCuomo

The sad truth about Florida getting New York’s supplies twice over is that no amount of money can stop what’s coming for their elderly population. Trump and DeSantis are criminals.

Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right - The New York Times. (SHAMEFUL attacks on Dr Fauci by an orchestrated propaganda machine of DEEP IGNORANCE. What are we becoming?)

It makes sense because trump loves Florida and owns a golf club there and since the president is a mob boss.

Ok I’m going to go ahead and call BS on this. Trump has no authority to “quarantine “ (not the right word anyway) New York. He just can’t stand it that Cuomo is outshining him.

Yes. Why WOULD Trump send China supplies for what he called a hoax and told the American people to ignore just after Mitch McConnell sabotaged the impeachment?

Judge Jeanine missed the first segment of her show tonight because of “technical difficulties” and then hosted the rest of it in this condition

Just so I understand: TRUMP: Virus is not serious enough for me not to hold expensive Easter brunch at my hotel among many hundreds of random strangers ALSO TRUMP: VIRUS IS SO DANGEROUS THAT ALL OF NY, NJ, AND CT MUST BE ON TOTAL LOCKDOWN

At least we can send tons of desperately needed medical supplies to China.

So it begins. ‘Off the charts’: Virus hot spots grow in middle America.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Ventilators sent by feds didn’t work