Friday, April 10, 2020

Kentucky will record license plates of those who show up to any mass gatherings, such as church services, and will provide that info to local health departments, who will in turn order those individuals to be quarantined for 14 days, Gov. Andy Beshear says

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says black, Latino & other people of color should "avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs." "We need you to step up," he says. Some will find this language offensive after Adams stressed that behavior was not the issue for why more black ppl are dying.

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia faces blowback as he curtails scope of worker relief in unemployment crisis

President Trump gave a bizarre response when asked what metrics he would consider in the decision to reopen parts of the country. He pointed to his own head and said: “The metrics right here, that’s my metrics.”

We eliminated smallpox with vaccination + targeted surveillance & contact tracing. While scientists race for a coronavirus vaccine, we need widespread #covid19 testing, contact tracing, treatment & to protect all our frontline workers. Also, antibiotics don’t treat viruses

How COVID-19 affected U.S. consumer prices in March

Everyone should have the right to vote safely, and we have the power to make that happen. This shouldn't be a partisan issue. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 10, 2020 Let’s not use the tragedy of a pandemic to compromise our democracy. Check the facts of vote by mail.

Meet the B.S. Artist Behind Trump’s Miracle Drug

It does. Grassley said “it seems odd that the DOJ would help facilitate the payment of $320 million to the Nigerian government without first insisting on proper safeguards to prevent the further misuse of funds.”

Our Attorney General agrees that someone who follows the law should be fired and someone who broke the law should be protected. Sounds like a crime boss to me. Or maybe a capo.

Big President Trump says he has "absolute authority" to ease social distancing guidelines. "I don't know that I have had a bigger decision," he said. "Hopefully it's going to be the right decision." He points to his head & says he will be using metrics in his mind to re-open.

I can't stop thinking about these photos by @kinhuiphotog & William Luther. This was the line for the @safoodbank distribution today. At least one person was in his car, waiting on site at 6 p.m. yesterday

IDIOT: @realDonaldTrump: "Antibiotics used to solve every problem & now one of the biggest problems the world has is the germ has gotten too brilliant that the anti-antibiotic can't keep up with it." Antivirals—NOT antibiotics—treat viruses

Thousands (!!) of coronavirus tests are going unused in US labs. Some can give results in 12-24 hours. Why is this happening? “Experts say the lack of a national strategy is largely to blame.” Mr. President

Wonder if they’ll tell him...

At least 9,000 absentee ballots requested by Wisconsin voters were never sent. Three tubs of ballots that were supposed to be mailed out were discovered in a postal center. Thousands more ballots that were returned by voters didn’t get postmarks.

"Six different polls tell the real story: Every one shows that Fox viewers took the virus less seriously than people who got their news from other sources."

Reminder 84% of all stocks are owned by the top 10% of the population. Nearly half of Americans own no stocks at all. Stock market performance has a very limited impact on the lives of most Americans.

“We...think there are deaths...not accounted for,” Jennifer Nuzzo, of Johns Hopkins told the NY Times. Many coroners do not have testing kits [so] deaths in Feb & Mar blamed on flu may been Covid-19. Demand the #Postmortemtesting

NEW: In a letter this morning, @ewarren, @AyannaPressley and @EdMarkey call for all Medicare/Medicaid data on race and coronavirus, data they say the agency has and could release immediately. It would be the most significant trove of national data yet

Feel good video of the night!@RepMattGaetz getting his ass absolutely handed to him on his beloved Fox News.

Let’s talk about the Patriots first airplane full of three million masks confiscated by the Port Authority and given to Trump and cronies

"Bloomberg reported in February that Kushner was purchasing 6,030 apartments across 16 properties in the two states from private equity firm Lone Star Funds in a $1.15 billion deal. The Real Deal reported earlier Thurs. on the closing of the transaction."

James Carville: Republicans will ‘literally kill people’ to stay in power

What a Terrible Time to Cut Federal Funding for Coronavirus Testing but it’s right on time for what this administration has done since day one. Which is look at the dollar and ignore lives. These fuckers have to go and we have the power do it, VOTE BLUE!

Stephen Miller is helping Jared Kushner with the coronavirus response. And we're still guessing why so many African Americans are dying.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the “Party of Personal Responsibility.”

Denver Post Editorial Board: Trump is playing a disgusting political game with our lives. "How many ventilators would we be getting if we had a Republican governor and a second Republican senator?"

We've reached the stage of Fox News' coronavirus coverage where primetime hosts call for the removal of public health officials for not sticking to their talking points.

I’m starting to suspect that Laura Ingraham is the most destructive Fox News host.

Brian Kilmeade tells the Labor Secretary that "many of these people" in the restaurant industry "don't want their part time jobs back."

Food insecurity is a reality for too many people in Massachusetts as we fight this #coronavirus. Learn more about the resources available to you and your loved ones here

Hunter Biden doesn’t seem so important now does he ?? Kushner Cos. Gets $800 Million Federally Backed Apartment Loan

"The only thing that will feel right to me is we have to get Trump out of office”

Utter nonsense, an investigation started before the election, that no one even knew about until after the election. We have an entire Mueller report which lays out in detail why there was an investigation launched. It's quite clear.

Here is the Obama pandemic playbook I discussed just now on @Morning_Joe. Obama Admin gave this to Trump Admin in 2017. And if they misplaced their copy, it’s on the Internet!

quarantine past times

“I don’t take responsibility at all,” said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13. Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up. Americans Are Paying the Price for Trump’s Failure

How the government delayed coronavirus testing

Fed Gov is paying prisoners from Rykers Island $6 an hour to dig these graves

Larry Kudlow Claims America Has ‘Contained’ Coronavirus: ‘Pretty Close to Airtight’

The federal government's economic relief package for the first time extended unemployment aid to cover gig workers and self-employed people when they lose their jobs. But most states have yet to update their systems to process these applications.

Live updates: Trump’s push to reopen the economy spurs worries over resurgence of coronavirus cases; global death toll nears 100,000

My daily plea to support #localjournalism: We’re working nonstop to provide critical coronavirus coverage. But we need your help

A federal judge in Manhattan rejected an effort by Trump and his adult children to send a lawsuit accusing them of exploiting their family name to promote a marketing scam into arbitration.

Federal Debt Tops $24 Trillion for First Time; GAO: 'The Current Federal Fiscal Path is Unsustainable'

OH MY GOD. Florida Governor DeSantis is considering sending kids back to school. “For whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to threaten kids."

You read many articles that the danger of CV is that it overloads medical capacities. Now see how it looks in practice. Greetings to all the morons of the "coronavirus is not worse than the flu" series. From the "doctor" Myasnikov to Simonyan, Peskov and all state TV

Two iconic photos taken today. The first, cars lined up at the @safoodbank. The second, a mass grave being filled in NYC’s Hart Island park.

“Speak the truth. Speak it clearly. Speak it with compassion. Speak it with empathy for what folks are going through," President Obama

Donald Trump seems to want an intelligence community that is personally loyal to him, rather than analytical and independent

Coronavirus: California fast food workers to strike over workplace safety concerns

Bloomberg: Unaired footage from Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' should be handed over to entrepreneurs who claim they were ripped off when Trump and his children repeatedly endorsed a troubled multilevel marketing company on the show, a judge said.

Don't expect a U.S. economic recovery this year, says the former head of the Minneapolis Fed

I’d bet a pretty penny that @BorisJohnson was treated with #convalescentplasma. But NOT #Hydroxychloroquine

WSJ Editorial Board: "Trump's Wasted Briefings" "If Mr. Trump thinks these daily sessions will help him defeat Joe Biden, he’s wrong."

Trump killed: NFL, NBA, High School (sports, proms, graduation) College (dorms, sports, parties), hugs, John Fxn Prine, restaurants, theater, live music, going to the beach, 14,000 americans, dating, the economy....

At the grocery. Wearing my mask. Lady behind me, snarky & loud enough to make sure I heard, “don’t guess she realizes that stupid mask won’t do any good.” Me: “Honey, I’m an off duty nurse, I’m wearing it to protect YOU. But, I can take it off if you’d like.” She practically ran.

NYT: Trump keeps talking. Some Republicans don't like what they're hearing. Aides and allies increasingly believe the president's daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.

"The Department of Health and Human Services is stepping back from a plan to end support on Friday for community-based coronavirus testing sites around the country."

This drone footage captures NYC workers burying bodies in a mass grave on Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx. For over a century, the island has served as a potter’s field for deceased with no known next of kin or families unable to pay for funerals.

Trump on March 6 on testing: "Anybody that wants a test can get a test." Trump TODAY on a nationwide testing system: "Do you need it? No. Is it a nice thing to do? Yes. We're talking 325 million people. That's not going to happen, as you can imagine."

A friend in Wisconsin who is immunocompromised ordered their mail in ballot with plenty of time before the deadline. The ballot arrived today. The election was on Tuesday

just got my new bumpersticker

Would you rather have postal service or cruise ships. One is getting bailed out

Laura Ingraham goes after the CDC director over an interview on CNN dismissing Hydroxychloroquine. She says he would be fired if the CDC was a real government agency

Trump donor Joseph Pizza, whose wife was serenaded by President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, runs a pharmaceutical company that sells hydroxychloroquine sulfate

This is why you don't stop distaincing early...

Dr. DeBoisblanc: Hospitals ‘can’t rehearse’ for coronavirus pandemic

WHY CAN'T PRESS connect donald's botched, mass re-entry of Americans from Europe (his travel ban + total fail w/airport screenings), with the explosion of #Covid19 in NYC, Chicago, Houston, & under-reported Atlanta 1-2 weeks later?! Check the dates, ffs

‼️INSANITY. The Trump administration is **stopping federal support of #coronavirus testing sites** by the end of this week, despite nationwide shortages. This is after @realDonaldTrump bungled the rollout of #COVID19 testing that put MILLIONS at risk.

The 2nd wave of the 1918 flu was the deadliest. Trump’s obsession with his re-election is goin’ to continue to kill tens of thousands for months to come.

MGM is told to hand over Trump's "Apprentice" tapes in scam lawsuit

Inbox: @JoeBiden proposes two measures to "ease economic burden on working people": - lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60 - forgiving student debt for students from lower and middle-income families who attend public colleges or HBCUs.

Natl. Medical Assoc. President to African Americans: ‘We need to advocate for ourselves’

Watch this. Just watch.

Why is the presidents daughter on this economy focused task force?

Richard Grenell, acting DNI, retweeted this tweet from his private account. He's using his office to dispute a story that lays bare Trump's failure to act over COVID-19. Trump has succeeded in turning our national intelligence into a political weapon. We need to #ReleaseThePDB.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: The American people don’t care about your TV ratings. They care that you tell the truth. That’s one reason your approval has gone down. Please focus on telling the truth. Lives are at stake. Thank you.

So many Americans are now unemployed. Our country could face a depression. That is why we need immediate action

"Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing." "Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage."

My wife, the beautiful Colette, died today at 3.40pm. I loved her so much. She was an incredible, talented, funny and caring human being and I don’t know what I’ll do without her. This is a very sad day

Sad. Imagine thinking about TV ratings right now. Imagine thinking those ratings indicate an interest in you, rather than concern about a global pandemic and the deep recession it has caused. 16,000 dead, 450,000 infected, 16.5 million unemployed.

Trump blames World Health Organization for his coronavirus response

White House that promised us 27 million tests by March 31 hails the completion of 2 million tests by April 8.

The Trump Burial Pits.

Lawmakers Want to Know: WTF Is Jared Kushner Doing?

From The Post's Editorial Board: Antiabortion politicians are exploiting this major public health crisis

Barr Says Russia Probe Was Started 'Without Basis' Where is Mueller to counter Barr’s spin? And where is the Supreme Court? Before the election we deserve to know about laundered Putin money, Deutsche Bank & Trump

Trump wants the coming confrontation on opening the economy. He knows this year will be a disaster. If he pushes for "opening" but the states resist, he can blame the recession and the worsening unemployment on them, can say it would've been better if only they listened to him.

Sen. Van Hollen: ‘Disappointing but not surprising that Mitch McConnell would try to pull a fast one’

Wisconsin has another election coming up: a special election for Congress, to fill the seat that Sean Duffy resigned from. WI-07. Unless the GOP legislature changes the law, it will be conducted in person. May 12.

You can just feel the empathy....

Qatar and Russia deny allegations of bribery surrounding World Cup bids

The effectiveness of homemade masks is "not possible to assess" at this time, said the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in a letter to the White House.

The Mueller report and underlying interviews contained information that the Trump team was worried that unedited TV video of Trump saying the n-word may come out during the 16 election.

WHAT IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TERM FOR SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO ACCEPT REALITY? “A lot of good things are happening. The mortality rate... in my opinion, it’s way way down”

Trump approval dips as Americans question his handling of coronavirus crisis

It's weird living in a world where journalists scraping by making $30,000 a year can get called "elitists" for reporting facts that annoy some "every day American" who makes $150,000 a year and thinks he's got it hard.

Obama sideswipes Trump without naming him in new speech — on ‘the biggest mistake’ for leaders in crisis

Himalayas visible for first time in 30 years as pollution levels in India drop

NEW: OSC used a flawed line of reasoning in its decision not to find Jared Kushner in violation of the Hatch Act. CREW sent a letter saying he should be treated like everyone else who violated the law.

Donald Trump voted by mail. Melania Trump voted by mail. Ivanka Trump voted by mail. Mike Pence voted by mail. You should be able to vote by mail too.

Geography can be tough. Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine

The Governor of Florida — at a #COVID19 education meeting — just falsely claimed there have been no deaths nationwide of people under 25 "for whatever reason." "The data has been 100% consistent." "I've not seen any deviation on that." In reality, there have been hundreds.

Parscale, Donald Trump’s campaign manager and technology guru, has a plan for 2020: re-elect Trump and make money. But maybe not in that order. Here’s the backstory…

Local and state officials are asking hotels to volunteer to house patients or first responders, but Trump's businesses have yet to step up


2020 should be the year of the Nurse

“Is it the news-source outlets themselves that are driving that perception of partisan differences, or is it the partisanship itself?” a Gallup researcher said of the results

Political fight over church gatherings risks further coronavirus spread

'The most fearless people I've ever seen': doctor salutes colleagues in COVID-19 fight

Lack of national COVID-19 testing leaves nursing home front line in shadow

Physical distancing is the only tool we have to stop COVID-19

This drone footage captures NYC workers burying bodies in a mass grave on Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx. For over a century, the island has served as a potter’s field for deceased with no known next of kin or families unable to pay for funerals.