Friday, April 17, 2020

Jacksonville Beach reopened 26 minutes ago. This is a live picture.

“Thursday marked a new record for coronavirus deaths in the U.S., with 4,591 people dying from the virus in just 24 hours.”

Trump is literally askin' folks to die for him.

Israel Is Now Reporting That The Trump Administration Reached Out To Them Back In November To Warn Them About Impending Pandemic


A resurgence in an impeachment ad by @Eleven_Films clearly shows why America needs to vote this November to remove: Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, & Joni Ernst. #DictatorTrump

President Trump is trying to rewrite history when it comes to China and COVID-19 — but the facts don't back him up. Tony Blinken was the Deputy Secretary of State and is one of my top foreign policy advisors. He'll explain

The president of the United States is a sociopath. — Lawrence O'Donnell

The president has failed the test on testing. To address and fully resolve the threat to the lives and livelihoods of the American people, we must know the extent of the spread of the #coronavirus. Testing, testing, testing. Data, data, data. Shortcuts won’t do it

Just a reminder that Dr. Oz used to appear in Cambridge Analytica’s promotional videos.

Smugglers sawed into President Trump's multi-billion dollar border wall 18 times in the course of a single month:

NEW: President Trump unveiled a proposal this week to reopen America’s gyms in spite of the coronavirus outbreak after a phone call that included Stephen Ross, the owner of Equinox and SoulCycle and a high-profile Trump supporter

History books will talk about the financial crimes of this era. What the US Government, Wall Street & big business has done to small business and the workers in this country is nothing short of a travesty. High time for pitch forks.

This is why you do not fuck with an Italian from New York.

Call with Pence and Democratic senators did not go well, according to one Democratic source: “It got to the point that Senator Angus King just said to Pence.. 'I have never been so mad about a phone call in my life.'"

.@JoeBiden takes aim at Trump for past praise of China for their "transparency' amid COVID in a new video. "I was calling on the admin to demand CDC access, Trump was applauding Xi Jinping for his work on COVID. That's not being tough on China...We see the consequences of that”

President Trump is trying to rewrite history when it comes to China and COVID-19 — but the facts don't back him up. Tony Blinken was the Deputy Secretary of State and is one of my top foreign policy advisors. He'll explain.

Gov. Whitmer on ABC: "There's a price that's paid and I know that there are a lot of businesses and people that are hurting right now but the fact of the matter is, it's better to be six feet apart than six feet under and that is the whole point of this. We've got to save lives."

Expect a giant spike in COVID19 hospitalizations in Minnesota in about 10-14 days. What a bunch of fucking idiots

MAGAts exposing themselves to #COVID19 to own the libs is peak Trumpism. Don’t risk your lives for 45

Way to desecrate the flag AND kill your neighbors, Trumpers.

Trump's reckless rhetoric could encourage--let's be honest, it will encourage, and it's intended to encourage--his followers to ignore lawful state orders. It will lead to lawless acts that endanger the well-being of other Americans. Republicans, conservatives--you ok with that?

Maybe electing an unhinged moron was a mistake?

The Leaders You Claim You Are

Um...Language warning

Here's the Andrew Cuomo comments that apparently set off Trump: "The only thing he's doing -- let's be honest -- 'well, it's up to the states' ... it was always up to the states. What, are you going to grant me what the Constitution gave me before you were born?"

Dear ‘Adults in the room’ now might be a good time to take the phone (and Presidency) away from the 73 year old guy snorting Adderall in his Depends and rage tweeting from the Oval Office. 25A.

Trump: Nobody told me about the pandemic I warned you about. If the economy is bad, it's the governors' fault, but if you don't get sick, credit me. I have all the authority and none of the responsibility.

I know the American people will beat this. We’re brave and big-hearted. We’ve emerged stronger from every crisis that has tested us as a nation — and we will again.

Ten nurses were suspended from their jobs at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, after refusing to care for COVID-19 patients without being provided protective N95 face masks.

Our reported statistics on the coronavirus may have a lot to do with who we are testing - and not testing

Cuomo: "Our only mistake was believing your numbers and your projections. I won't make that mistake again."

Attorney General Barr Refuses to Release 9/11 Documents to Families of the Victims

The president is unhinged.

Unacceptable that debt collectors are cashing in on people's $1,200 direct payments. Americans are in dire need of money to pay their rent and put food on the table—this is absurd. I'm leading my colleagues today in a push to end this.

.@NYGovCuomo: "It's a moment of personal reflection...I was missing a lot...'I was busy' was my defense to myself...we're all busy. What does it mean at the end of the day. What were you really busy with, and did it matter?"

The CPJ report cited a long list of examples of Trump demeaning the press, including Trump belittling reporter's questions, calls for changes in libel laws to punish reporting he dislikes, and ending the White House daily press briefings for over a year.

Where. Are. The. Tests? Where. Are. The. Masks? Where. Are. The. Ventilators? Where. Are. The. Checks? Trump's incompetence, lies, and narcissism have made a bad situation dramatically worse

“There is nobody who I have spoken with since my daughter died that has given me advice, or a path that has meant more than Vice President Biden.” — Here is my story and why I am so committed to @JoeBiden as our next President of the United States.

"At times Meadows, who is known among colleagues to frequently show emotion, has gone from yelling to crying in front of staffers including the president's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner." Trump has never liked criers. Tick, tick, tick....

Matt Gaetz has paid almost $200,000 in taxpayer funds renting an office from a longtime friend, donor and legal client. Gaetz paid below market rent for the space. House rules prohibit this.

NEW: Virus invades Florida VA nursing home, killing vets. @GovRonDeSantis still refusing to release data on nursing home infections in Florida

America needs new names for the state alliances forming to circumvent Trump

ICYMI: When inmates started dying of COVID-19, Florida kept it quiet — until it leaked out

What happens when natural disasters strike during a pandemic? “Disasters don’t stop for a virus.” And national response teams are already feeling the strain.

10 months to go. How are we doing?

Dr. Oz, Fox’s all-purpose coronavirus pundit, apologizes for pushing the ‘trade-off’ of reopening schools

Since all of your psychophants are busy retweeting this lie, hoping it goes viral, I'm just going to set this here

Remember when Jared Kurshner said that it was “our stockpile” and didn’t belong to the states?

Let us know if you’d like Lev Parnas to be your second special guest, @DevinNunes. You’ve got his cellphone number.

Then who is he firing?

“The money is already out the door, and there’s no one watching where it’s going”

Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and first responders go to work everyday knowing the danger to themselves; but do so because it’s their duty. Duty to others is a strange concept in the era of “me first.” But it exists, and one day your life may be saved because of it.

Oh man this is great

Patients in Pokrovskaya hospital, St. Petersburg were happy the Kremlin sent Coronavirus supplies to the USA & EU. ‘We’d rather die in the corridor of this hoax anyway’

Holy shit he thinks Chinatown is part of China.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected pleas to increase unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of workers in FL hit by coronavirus closings. Florida already has a $275 cap on weekly unemployment benefits, which is one of the lowest amounts in the country.

Devin Nunes seems to forget he had control over the intelligence committee in 2017 when he claims democrats hijacked the committee and prevented him from looking into China

They tested the entire 4,800 member crew of the Roosevelt. 60% of the positives were asymptomatic. Reopening the economy without universal testing and tracking, and a vaccine, will be a disaster.

Russia window cancer. A terrible disease with no vaccine possible.

Louisiana pastor asks followers to send their stimulus checks to churches instead of buying food

The cost of personal protective equipment is skyrocketing -- more than 1,000% in some cases -- as the coronavirus pandemic continues

A San Diego physician has been accused of selling an undercover FBI agent a COVID-19 “miracle cure” that included a generic version of Viagra and the anti-malarial drug touted by Trump

So Fauci's on Laura Ingraham tonight. She played a tape of Biden being critical of trump & plans to deal with the virus. She tried to get Fauci to attack Biden. She kept trashing him & then said "what do you have to say to Biden?" He said "Well, Laura, he's right. Biden's right"

Princess Sofia of Sweden is joining the frontline effort in helping coronavirus patients. After completing an intensive training program online, Sofia started working at Sophiahemmet Hospital, of which she is Honorary Chair.

"An authoritarian leader makes demands of his people...They must exonerate him of all error...and finally, they must prove they are willing to at least flirt with death, if the leader’s hold on power requires it," writes

Russia will "certainly accept" Trump's "kind" offer of ventilators, Kremlin says

Fuck MA NJ ect

Selfish woman protesting North Carolina’s stay at home order forces these much needed first responders to risk getting coronavirus to arrest her in Raleigh on April 14.

It’s time to tax the shit out of this guy

“A hand-grenade waiting to explode.’’ @MEKlas on the growing crisis in Florida's elder care homes, and the demand for more transparency

Not confused at all. You made your bed with the Fox News crazies, along with Dr. Phil, now sleep in it.

Germany’s coronavirus deaths top 4,000, as cases increase at a faster rate for the second day in a row

All these tv doctors are millionaires whose stock portfolios are down 20% and want to kill your loved ones to get their personal chefs back.

States with the lowest total percentage of their population tested for #COVID19

Fact Checker: Trump’s false claim that the WHO said the coronavirus was "not communicable"

Many people are reporting problems with the IRS website as they try to track their stimulus payments. Some say their money was sent to the wrong bank account.

The move comes after President Donald Trump promised to help families, who accuse Saudi Arabia of complicity in the attacks. Barr says he cannot even explain why the material must stay secret without putting national security at risk.


The true scale of how Fox News -- especially Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and frequent guest Mehmet Oz -- have irresponsibly, dangerously promoted hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment is... overwhelming. @mmfa's research team tried to map it out:

National gun groups sues Mass. over shop closings

US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

Bill Gates has emerged in fringe right circles as a villain behind the spread of COVID-19. Laura Ingraham tweeted that Gates and other “globalists” want to use the crisis to track people while Roger Stone accused Gates of wanting to “microchip” people.

A vote for Jim Jordan is a vote for Trump’s hateful agenda and dishonest policies. In Congress, I’ll fight to represent our community with integrity. Retweet, follow our campaign and join our fight to defeat Jim Jordan and stop the Trump agenda.

“Last year, a U.N. report said North Korea had generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” hacking efforts.”

All 12 jurors from the Roger Stone trial told the court today that they feel harassed and afraid for their lives, especially after President Trump and right-wing media figures criticized them for convicting Stone of 7 federal crimes

Hailey Herrera, 25, Dies; Therapy Student Focused on Families

Putin must admire Oprah Winfrey because it appears that at some point both Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz were honey-potted into working to support a Russian mafia-backed global crime syndicate that infiltrated our government. PSA: No one should take advice from either useful idiot.

How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic

Another day, another dangerous rollback. Allowing coal plants to emit more toxic pollution into our air will cause irreparable harm. This is the time to fight pollution, not promote it.

What were the odds of Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil both tanking their careers on the same day?

I have a dancer friend that works on a Royal Caribbean ship. He has been stuck on the ship for 64 days. They won’t let crew members off. The U.S. Consulate can’t help. They denied entry in Shangai, South Korea, Manila, Hong Kong. Everyone is healthy. Company severed his contract.

GOP Ohio Senate candidate Melissa Ackison joins protest outside statehouse amid coronavirus briefing

Alabama attorney general appeals preliminary injunction preventing abortion ban

Elon Musk has started playing doctor and giving awful medicine takes and tech nerds are eating it up and this is...bad

The cavalcade of stars, many performing from their living rooms and kitchens, featured Beyoncé, an unannounced addition, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and Demi Lovato.

Why is Zuckerberg on @cnn talking about the COVID19 Tonight? What does he contribute?

US alerted Israel, NATO to disease outbreak in China in November — report


In retrospect, the Hunger Games had a lower child death rate than what Dr. Oz is suggesting.

Trump bought 29 million doses on a hunch


Dr. Phil voluntarily relinquished his medical license after several run ins with Texas medical regulations. He is currently licensed to practice in zero (0) states

“Before the coronavirus hit, about 660,000 beef cattle were being processed each week at plants across the United States...This week there probably will be around 500,000 head processed at U.S. plants still in operation.”

Restaurants are starting to ask the question: When the lockdown lifts, how do we lure back diners?

Melissa atchison is the one on the left with her mouth open. Running for Ohio senate

New Zealand locked down before it had a single death. It has tested like crazy (15,000+ per million). It never accepted herd immunity or that ‘many loved ones will die’. And look at its graph

Per pooler @MariannaNBCNews, Biden announced tonight "that he and his team are starting to put together a transition team as he sets his sights [past] the general election. Biden also did not rule out announcing some cabinet members" before November.

Reminder: South Korea and the US reported their first cases on the same day

New study says Trump has ‘dangerously undermined truth’ with attacks on news media

Half a billion dollars. On Saturday. Not to build ventilators. Not for PPE. To build the monument to nativism. When this sort of thing happens, @NoahShachtman puts his jersey back on and splits a byline with me like it’s Danger Room.

New York Post: 43,000 US millionaires will get 'stimulus' averaging $1.6M each from Coronavirus Relief Act

The composition of the team raised questions about just what type of economic recovery the president was envisioning and just who would actually benefit from

The elderly have been totally disregarded during this pandemic. Human beings that have fought in wars, contributed taxes for decades, ACTUALLY MADE AMERICA GREAT. They have been shown no respect. They are looked upon as no longer contributing, so they can just die.


José Andrés, the humanitarian chef and sometimes Trump critic, was not named to the council.

"A Chicago hospital treating severe Covid-19 patients w/ Gilead Sciences’ antiviral medicine remdesivir in a closely watched clinical trial is seeing rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms, w/nearly all patients discharged in less than a week"

According to the Times of Israel, the US intelligence community became aware of the emerging disease in Wuhan in the second week of NOVEMBER, drew up a classified document, and alerted Israeli officials.

“...worker complaints regarding the coronavirus filed w/ OSHA from January through early April: more than 3,000...”

“The vac­cine aims to instruct the body’s cells to man­u­fac­ture a protein resem­bling the coronavirus part. If ex­posed to the virus, the vac­ci­nated person’s immune sys­tem should then be trained to fight the infection.”

Colin Kaepernick announced he was contributing $100,000 to a coronavirus relief fund, which will go toward aiding black and brown communities affected by the pandemic.

San Antonio Food Bank head: Demand is ‘unprecedented

And NO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL should be expected to risk their life to save yours, you worthless, self-centered fuck shovel

Negligent Homicide will be something NO previous president has ever been charged with. I look forward to seeing him be the first.

This isn't a plan. It's barely a powerpoint. -- No provision to ramp up testing -- No standard on levels of disease before opening ("down" is a direction, not a level) -- No protections for workers OR customers

I’m hard pressed not to think that this is political. Blue states like California got a pathetic number of loans issued. Nebraska got nearly 75% of loans requested. I smell a rat with orange hair.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Stop lying. Democrats told you in February. You called it a hoax. We have the tapes. Instead of blaming others, can you please work on increasing testing US is second last in tests per capita of the top five countries with the highest infections.

Trump said earlier that we take solace that God has taken the people who have died from the virus into "his eternal and loving embrace."

It’s weird how all the “experts” that Oprah made famous have lost their minds and are on Fox News

If he's trying to avoid "censorship" on Twitter, maybe the President of the United States should stop sharing content from accounts spreading disinformation on Twitter? Just a thought.

Looking forward to seeing Dr. Phil working in an ICU

Got any stock tips for us?

While Trump, a 5x draft dodger, claims the mantle of ‘War Time President’. In reality he is letting Veterans who actually served us, die in record numbers in VA Facilities all over our country.

Let's be honest. The Trump regime and most Republican Governors aren't testing on purpose.

Nancy Pelosi: "Testing is the key to opening our country to resume our lives. The White House’s vague and inconsistent document does nothing to make up for the President’s failure to listen to the scientists and produce and distribute national rapid testing."

The Trump administration paid a bankrupt company with zero employees $55 million for N95 masks, which it's never manufactured

BREAKING: preliminary data from an ongoing clinical study of #remdesivir showed that in 113 patients with severe #COVID19: ▶️Fever/symptoms rapidly improved ▶️Most discharged within 6 days ▶️2 died (1.8%), much less than expected for severe #COVID19

BREAKING: Wuhan revises up coronavirus death toll to 3,869 from 2,579

Who needs “collusion” when Parscale is just repurposing Kremlin memetics on his official accounts?

Stimulus checks should be going straight to families’ pockets to cushion the financial blow from the pandemic—they shouldn’t be seized by greedy banks and debt collectors. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin must step up and protect our families.

Dear @PressSec: That’s a ridiculously low number for our population of 330 million people. It’s 1%. The relevant number is tests per capita. Of the top 5 countries with highest #COVID19 infections, the US is ranked second last in tests per capita. Do better.

Michigan protesters defy stay-at-home orders as jobless claims soar

Jurors scared for their lives. This is what happens in dictatorships

Joe Biden on CNN on Trump's new guidelines: "Well, I wouldn't call it a plan. I think what he's done, he's kind of punted. He's decided that he's not -- he doesn't have the right to make the call for the country."

In less than four years, Trump and his republicans turned a thriving democracy into a living hell

BREAKING: Roger Stone's motion for new trial denied. Judge Amy Berman Jackson orders that Stone, released from the media gag order, surrender to serve his prison term when notified by the probation office.

Romney is only GOP senator not invited to join new White House task force

TRUMP: "Thanks to our all-out military operation and the extraordinary devotion of our people, we believe we will experience far fewer deaths than even the optimistic projection." (As recently as late February Trump was projecting no Americans would die from coronavirus.)

Last weekend I watched my own mother's funeral on Zoom. So no, I don't feel great about Ivanka breaking the rules for non-essential travel.

Everyone beware of the framing of this dangerous lie: Trump- “If the virus returns in the fall as some scientists think it may, possibly, we will put it out quickly” The virus is here today & expanding. “Return” implies it left. It’s going to be here straight through the fall.

No one should be forced to choose between their health and their right to vote. I announced a new bill today to authorize $5 billion to expand early voting and vote-by-mail, and ensure safe in-person voting.

At least 6 Kentucky hospitals are not allowed to receive small business loans because of an oversight in the stimulus package. When senators proposed additional funding that could help these hospitals, Mitch blocked it.

Navy identifies USS Thedore Roosevelt sailor who died of COVID-19. Rest in peace, Chief.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx says the responsibility for testing is currently “dynamic” and should be a “partnership between the states and the federal government”