Sunday, April 5, 2020

When this happens in the Middle East, people call them extremists..

Facebook Confirms It Will Sponsor Trump’s Republican National Convention

"I answered this 15 times. You don't have to answer." -- Trump prevents Dr Fauci from answering a question about hydroxychloroquine

So on Trump’s orders, taxpayers have paid for 29 million pills, Probably at a high price. Trump says if it works, great, if it doesn’t what have we got to lose? Taxpayers have a lot to lose. And now perhaps we know why he has installed a crony as pandemic IG. Insider trading?

If he held this briefing to preempt the Biden town hall, he made a strategic mistake, because this briefing is the best argument for voting for Joe Biden that anyone could make.

With millions of citizens desperate for safe information and trustworthy medical orientations, the President of the #UnitedStates continues to sell medical drugs with unknown consequences on prime time. Beyond surreal. Follow @atrupar's thread.

60 Minutes opens with a segment on the Trump bailout/relief debacle for signing up... and Trump scheduled a last minute disinformation presser at 7 PM to pull viewers away because cable news refuses to stop televising him.

Fauci finally admits the endgame is #lockdown until “not a single death” from coronavirus — and vaccination is the ONLY cure.#FAUCI: DON’T ASSUME #CHLOROQUINE IS A ‘KNOCKOUT DRUG’; #VACCINE IS ‘ULTIMATE GAME

President Trump defending touting hydroxychloroquine: "I have seen people who are going to die without it." He says "we don't have time" for tests and labs to figure out if it is effective. He adds: "If it works, that will be great. If it doesn' doesn't kill people."

Just in: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus, and several other animals are also showing symptoms. "Public health officials believe these large cats became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee who was actively shedding virus"

A 4-year-old female Malayan Tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive #COVIDー19 🐅 She, her sister Azul, 2 Amur tigers, & 3 African lions all developed a suspicious dry cough. The positive test was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory.

BREAKING: Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests as a precaution. He tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago

Breaking: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

"I can't recall."

Her Majesty The Queen addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle

The nuns next door came out to sing on Palm Sunday. Then they took requests from the neighbors, including Lean On Me

Mark is just dead wrong. The commander’s first responsibility is to his crew. If the crew is not ready, the ship is not ready. He took the right action to protect his ship and maintain readiness. If Mark cannot see that, he is in the wrong job

Inside the fight to save November's elections: "We’re within a few weeks of it being too late."

Iowa’s Republican Governor — Kim Reynolds — rejects Dr. Fauci’s Stay-at-Home advice. ***And unbelievably, says Dr. Fauci needs to become better informed about the virus.

What is the plan? — Jake Tapper

A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.

NY Times: The captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two people close to him and his family.

Donald Trump is the worst US President. Ever. Buchanan led us to the deadliest conflict in U.S. history, but the Civil War would have broken out no matter what. By contrast, there is nothing inevitable about the scale of the disaster we now confront.

The co-founder of a private equity firm emailed Jared Kushner and other Trump admin policymakers seeking to relax rules on coronavirus relief money in a way that would benefit the company. Kushner's family real estate biz has financial ties to the company.

This should end any presidency.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper delivered an on-air message to the president: do you have a plan to get the nation back to normal or are you just interested in pleasing your fans and Fox News?

Incompetence is deadly enough on its own, but malice and corruption are never far behind in this administration. Trump & his gang must be watched more carefully than ever now. my op-ed:

Trump "personally pressed" U.S. health officials to make malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine available to treat Covid-19, two sources told Reuters. CDC published "unusual guidance" soon after based on anecdotes.

Opinion: The worst president. Ever.

Insane - huge scandal over testing about to unfold in this country- why are we still short tests? “Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll” - The New York Times

Does Donald Trump really abuse Adderall, or is that just a rumor?

Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count

We are at war with this virus — and the health care workers on the front lines are our soldiers. It is unacceptable that they don’t have the lifesaving masks, gowns, and protective gear they need.

Fox News sued for 'willfully and maliciously deceiving public' about the dangers of the coronavirus

This is for all the people on this website who said I was unfairly dunking on southern states for not believing in science.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You said the Pentagon has been ahead of the curve with the coronavirus. But did the Pentagon receive an intelligence assessment on Covid last November? ESPER: "I can't recall."

Staying home during this crisis is difficult for many, but especially for those who experience abuse. If you or a loved one need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

DR. FAUCI: "I would not say we have it under control, Margaret. That would be a false statement."

George W. Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare' - ABC News

“President Trump personally instructed top officials at the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to focus on the two (anti-malaria) drugs as potential therapies,” per Reuters’ sources.

Surgeon General: "This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized. It's going to be happening all over the country."

Who gets fired in this administration? A captain who told the truth to protect his crew...

Joe Biden said he will wear a mask in public, drawing a new contrast between President Donald Trump and himself amid the coronavirus pandemic

If ignoring science and letting people die is going to hurt politicians election prospects that’s probably not great news for Trump’s Republican Party.

“As leader, President Trump doesn’t listen to the lieutenants who are moaning and whining and making outrageous claims as they sit and pontificate about what should be done for them. About what they need which in some cases they already have”

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says he has informed his Democratic rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, that he is beginning the process of vetting potential vice presidential running mates

It happened again. Somerset County NJ officials ordered 35K N95 masks for front-line healthcare workers. 24 have died in Somerset already. The Trump Administration took their *entire* order without warning. Where'd it go?

When he was Gov, @SenRickScott setup a system that was designed to make getting unemployment benefits harder. That would, of course, benefit him & GOP with lower unemployment claims But now that so many are in need of benefits, the system is collapsing

This @washingtonpost deep dive into the bungling, infighting, incompetence, and indifference at the highest level -- to wit, Donald Trump -- is shockingly detailed and one hell of a condemnation.

When I got to Congress in 2007, voting rights was not really an issue that divided Ds and Rs. Helping people vote wasn't a priority of the left or right, it was just an American priority. Now, stopping people from voting is, arguably, the most important goal of the GOP.

WaPo's Sunday lead story: "70 days of denial, delays and dysfunction."

“Bush did not just insist on preparation for a pandemic. He was obsessed with it.”

So the bottom line is that unless your business is already borrowing money from your bank, you can't get access to these emergency loans, even though Congress imposed no such condition. Ridiculous.

The President’s decision to name one of his own staff lawyers to serve as the independent Inspector General overseeing the disbursement of hundreds of billions of federal dollars in coronavirus crisis emergency aid smacks of the proverbial ‘fox guarding the henhouse.’

Anyone who can stay home should absolutely do so. From medical professionals to grocery store clerks, our frontline workers continue to risk their lives for us, so let’s do our part by staying home for them — Michelle Obama

Thousands of applicants, zero loans: Trump's small businesses lending program is a failure to launch

A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers.

If you would like to volunteer during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Commonwealth is seeking people from both medical and non-medical professions. Sign up here:

"Mr. Modly asserted that the release of Captain Crozier’s letter had panicked the crew and family members, and embarrassed the Navy’s leadership." There is zero evidence of the former. As for the latter, the Navy's leadership deserved to be embarrassed

This corresponds to the @nytgraphics piece this morning on the spread in Italy and why it is too soon to reopen:

This man just said his megachurch will be sending their 27 buses out within a 50-mile radius of Baton Rouge for an 8-hour service How is this ok in a coronavirus hotspot

If you want to know why FL Republicans SUDDENLY started to take Corona seriously, the middle headline tells you.

George W. Bush in 2005: “If we wait for a pandemic to appear — it will be too late to prepare! Pandemics can kill millions, & last for several years.” Plan: 1. Identify a potential outbreak anywhere in the world, & take action. 2. Stockpile medicine & PPE.

The nation was bracing for a surge of deaths in coronavirus "hotspots" Sunday while 1,000 medical military personnel were bound for New York

I kid you not. This crazy person is on President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board. Trump & Melania have hosted him several times in our White House. Enjoy...

Howard Stern Nails Trump's Problem: 'Doesn’t Give One S**t About Public Service'

Coronavirus is spreading and cruise ships are still sailing

Gilead says it’s donating 1.5 million doses of its experimental anti-coronavirus drug remdesivir, which could treat 140,000 patients

All across the United States, the coronavirus is killing more men than women, data show

Today we delivered bodybags to Trump’s Golf Course. #Covid19 is deadly but the Trump/Pence regime is making it deadlier. Massive misinformation, a racist response, abdicating responsibility, obstructing states efforts - everyday they remain in power they threaten humanity

India put a total ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that President Trump has touted as a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19

Money lost to corruption and crime is money that should have been used for lifesaving measures and to keep countries moving in this crisis. Proactive efforts to stem illicit financial flows during the coronavirus era will save lives

.@JDiamond1 asks Pres Trump if U.S. is going to run short of ventilators & whether he should just level w/ America & admit that. Trump calls it a "nasty question" & says, "You've asked that question 10 times in about a month." Note: Jeremy is asking a super important question.

Mike Pence thought it was fine to tell us that we had 4 million tests when he know those tests couldn’t deliver results.

Trump was told the airlines have no idea what he is talking about when he says people are being tested getting on and off planes. He muttered, "Okay, well, then you'll check up again...governments are doing it too, our government." False. My fact check:

Pete Buttigieg launches a new PAC aimed at helping down-ballot Democrats

holy fucking shit, the president of the united states is melting straight the fuck down and throwing a shit-fit for the ages on live television and I guess what I want to know is, why do we even have a 25th amendment if we're not going to use it on this raving lunatic

Trump on sports leagues: "They gotta get back. They can't do this." He says they weren't designed to be shut down.

Another patriot fired. Atkinson blew the whistle on the Ukraine scandal. Perhaps he knew something about the president's failure to respond to the coronavirus too. Trump defends decision to fire inspector general, calls him a 'disgrace'

Parallel efforts to combat the coronavirus are fraying an already tense alliance as Justin Trudeau struggles to rely on the Trump administration for critical medical supplies

My husband is, as I type, on his 6th 12-hour day in a row busting ass at 3M. Trump is LYING HIS ASS OFF about what 3M is doing! They ARE taking care of our states, but they’re shipping directly to the states and not letting baby-hands use their product as extortion fodder

Franklin Graham’s God sounds a whole lot like Donald Trump.

Just a reminder I am not only suing the Florida Governor but have moved for discovery

“It was incoherent, it was rambling, there’s no specifics, there’s boogeymen and grievances all over the place... It really looks almost mentally like he’s unraveling under pressure,” @SteveSchmidtSES tells @NicolleDWallace of President Trump’s pandemic update.

Opinion: Inside the ouster of Capt. Brett Crozier

Bernie introduced & legitimized Joe Rogan to more of his supporters, who are now hearing Rogan say Trump is better than Biden.

He Went to Jared and Jared doesn't know shit

Can trump be sued for "wrongful death" ?

Trump: “I want fans back in arenas.... They want to see basketball and baseball and football and hockey. They want to see their sports. They want to go onto the golf courses and breathe nice, clean, beautiful fresh air... I think it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”

All things being equal, I’d rather not be ruled by anyone. Our constitutional republic was established to supplant the Rule of Man with the Rule of Law.

European companies have been quick to slash or cancel their dividends in response to the coronavirus crisis, fueling calls from market participants that U.S. firms should also preserve cash

I worked with Tony Fauci every day on the #Ebola response. He told me how to do my job. I never told him how to do his. This is nuts

Jared Kushner's COVID-19 Brainstorms Stole Time From Scientists Racing The Clock.

I will literally wade through a primordial ooze of deadly coronavirus this November if I have to, in order do my part to defeat Trump and every other Republican I can find on my ballot. If it’s the last thing I do it would be a worthy last thing.

FEMA and HHS have only planned to order enough coronavirus tests for states in the first week to test 5,500 people, “because we wanted to leave market share for hospitals and other healthcare providers to purchase through the commercial sector.”

A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus

Heroes of the Pandumbic.


Here’s Trump confusing whistleblowers with ventilators

Here is Trump giving potentially deadly medical advice in bizarre, hushed tones

Trump says some remarkably irresponsible stuff about hydroxychloroquin: "What do you have to lose? Take it. I really think they should take it ... try it, if you'd like."

Immediately after Fauci makes an impassioned case that social distancing works, Trump says, "but again, we're not going to destroy our country. We have to get back ... we have a big decision to make at a certain point ... the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself."

When I read about these French leaders, I am scared and dissappointed