Saturday, April 18, 2020

That the wife of Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice, is tied to this seditious idiocy with a future body count is a story that needs long last.

Putin will try to take advantage of the pandemic to make Russia look like a "great power". Question: what does the US have to gain from cooperating with Putin, and is the price worth paying?

This is insane. @IngrahamAngle says @NYGovCuomo should be on the phone with Putin everyday for his advice on containing the #coronavirus. Russia doesn't know how to contain it, only how to lie about it

U.S. condemns arrests of Hong Kong democracy activists

What our kids think

Donald's Trump is going to pull out every stop to beat my friend, Senator Gary Peters of Michigan. It's Trump's number one Senate priority. Can you help Gary today? We cannot let Trump acolyte John James win that seat.

In Spain, a taxi driver was known for taking patients to the hospital, free of charge. One day, he got a call to pickup a patient from the hospital. When he arrived, doctors and nurses surprised him with a standing ovation, plus an envelope of money.

Absolutely damning report in tomorrow's Sunday Times: "Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives."

Michelle Obama & Laura Bush Join Forces to Lift Spirits During the One World: Stay at Home Special

The President goes on a long rant about Maggie Haberman and says she should give back her Pulitzer. He goes to claim that he exposed her

Grandma has something to say

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said it will offer insulin free of charge for 90 days to diabetes patients who lost health insurance coverage because they lost their jobs

"We saw more bags [i.e. bodybags] on television than that" -- Trump interrupts Birx to question the number of coronavirus deaths reported by a number of countries (his implication is that the US hasn't really been hit as hard relatively speaking as the numbers indicate)

"Does anybody really believe this number?" -- Trump interrupts Dr Birx's presentation to dispute the figure of China coronavirus deaths she cited

An unhinged Trump trashes Maggie Haberman: "She came out and said Mark Meadows was crying. And they made it sound -- and it's okay if he did. I mean, look. But I think he was crying probably really for the wrong reason. They had it down. But he's not a crier ... she's fake.

Trump on Pence's call w/Dem governors: "I heard they were so rude. Rude and nasty. No matter what he said, which was all very positive in terms of winning this battle against the invisible enemy, no matter what he he said they were fresh. They were nasty."

"This should not be a partisan witch hunt, like the Russia witch hunt" -- it's public therapy session time for the president

This mans blood is on Donald J Trump’s hands

Trump concludes one of his most deranged performances by claiming (falsely) "nobody has been tougher on Putin than me," ranting about oil, & expressing surprise that the WSJ wrote an editorial that didn't criticize him. The purpose of this event was ostensibly a deadly pandemic

This is the most devastating political ad I’ve seen in years. It reveals the truth about Trump and China, and that truth is ugly.

The chief executive of a MA hospital, outbid for PPE by the feds multiple times, cut a deal, paid extra, hired the trucks — and then was interrogated by the FBI and had to get his Congressperson to intervene to keep DHS from heisting the shipment.

Alex Jones, surrounded by fans, compared stay at home orders to what Nazis did. Said this is “21st century war” and those who ordered them “tyrants”

#MAGA is a death cult. Austin Texas today:

Chant of “Fire Fauci!”

BREAKING: South Carolina will reopen public beach accesses and retail stores closed under orders to slow the spread of coronavirus next week

“Putin's appeal to Trump is meant to be an "end run around the US national security bureaucracy, the State Department, the Pentagon, the intelligence community," which are far more distrustful of Moscow than the President is...”

Imagine a life so dull and empty that you think of this as political activism.

So let me get this straight: Jeff Bezos has grown his fortune by $24,000,000,000 during this pandemic, but he still can't afford to provide sick leave to all of his employees?

Blood on Lachlan Murdoch’s hands

Rally, rally, we want a rally: Trump bashes Iran, "Sleepy Joe," and John Kerry; repeats his usual exaggerated figure for how much money Iran got in the nuclear deal (and doesn't explain it was Iran's money); falsely insists that Americans aren't paying his tariffs on China.

These pressers are trump campaign rallies, but the media covers them, effectively donating millions in free advertising.

President Trump: "I inherited broken junk."

This is fucking insanity. This is not America

Most offensive comparison ever

Trump has asked White House aides for economic response plans that would allow him to take credit for successes while offering enough flexibility to assign fault for any failures to others. "People have made clear to him that’s an impossible goal."

North Florida beaches were among the first to allow people to return.

How sad, over 800 Minnesotans willfully ignored the shelter-in-place order today, putting their health and the health of their friends, neighbors, and loved ones at risk. I pray that none of them get sick because guess who is not going to help when they do- @realDonaldTrump

Yet more Beijing propaganda on #Coronavirus from @WHO. Read the article and on what are they basing this? A “preliminary study” (ie, not peer-reviewed, junk) from..... Shanghai, China Just amazing they would do this again.

This is creepy.

“Who does he want people to rise up against, exactly: People who don't want to die? People who don't want protesters spreading a deadly disease that's already killed 34,000 Americans?Governors who swore an oath to serve their states and protect their citizens? Science? Medicine?”

My latest for @thedailybeast blows the b.s. whistle on these "protests": Trump Leads Pro-Plague States of America to a COVID Civil War

"The virus is not true. I mean, it's true, but it's not like a pandemic. We think it's New World Order trying to take over," Becky Walker Fagernes said. "I’m not gonna wear a mask. I’m not gonna be a sheep."

Remember when @BarackObama told Chris Christie you’re on your own after Hurricane Sandy just because Christie was a Republican? Of course you don’t. Because a sane leader would never do something like that.

Is Grocery Delivery Ethical During a Pandemic?

22,527,000 Americans have filed for unemployment since March 1—more than the total number of jobs gained since the end of the Great Recession. It didn’t have to be this way. Trump's chaos has a price

Trump on COVID: "Right now, nobody can be blamed. And there is no blame. We are all in a situation that was caused, that should have been solved long ago."

The Supreme Court prevented Jennifer Taff from voting by mail in the middle of a pandemic. She has a message for the Court: This is ridiculous.

This week President Trump put together a group of industry advisers to help him re-open the U.S. during the the ongoing COVID crisis. 27 were donors including casino CEO, Sheldon Adelson. They’ve given roughly $75 million to Trump's electoral efforts/inauguration.

Fox News seems kind of unhappy with President Trump.

Says the guy who has now tried to blame Obama, China, the WHO.

Who did this?

A Massachusetts veterans home under investigation for its response to the coronavirus pandemic lost 16 more residents to the virus in a week, increasing the death toll to 44, state officials said Thursday

Russia recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections, with the new cases rising by almost 5,000 in a single day

One of the Wisconsin Republicans who sent voters in-person to the polls in person on April 7 is now running for Congress in a special election on May 12, also in person. His opponent, Tricia Zunker, is outstanding. Oppose pandemic voter suppression—donate:

It’s like these guys are doing it on purpose. “Legislator Ofer Shelah says Bibi has mismanaged the crisis, intentionally atrophied govt agencies and risked the lives of Israelis across the battered economy. 'The management of the crisis has been improper

At one point, Independent Maine Sen. Angus King told Pence the administration’s failure to develop an adequate national testing regime is a “dereliction of duty,” according to a person who joined the call

Stimulus checks and other coronavirus relief hindered by 1960s technology and rocky government rollout

.@ChrisMurphyCT is right. Donald Trump is inciting armed violence. This is beyond lawless.

Trump tonight said he wants to hold campaign rallies. “Well I hope we can do rallies. It’s great for the country, it’s great spirit, it’s great for a lot of things. For me, it’s a tremendous way of getting the word out...We have tremendous success, we win where we have rallies.”

I don’t know what he was doing backstage, but it seems to have influenced his mood and his affect.

Switzerland's famed Matterhorn mountain was illuminated with an American flag for a few hours as a symbol of solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Well, this is one way to put on a mask. It’s not the right way, but it’s the @GovRonDeSantis way.

Dear @CDCDirector: Stop lying. Your initial tests failed. And you had ridiculously restrictive testing criteria focused on people from Wuhan. You missed everyone who brought in the virus from Italy, S Korea, Spain etc. And you missed community spread. That’s why virus explod

We agree that we are at war – against the #coronavirus pandemic. But force protection is not there, still. Our heroes on the frontline are risking their lives to save lives. We have an obligation to ensure that they have the personal protective equipment, #PPE, to do their job.

“This gets at the very heart of why I came to Washington, to defend free enterprise, to defend capitalism, and this is a socialist attack,” Kelly Loeffler declared of criticism aimed at controversial stock trades she made before the COVID-19 outbreak

Illinois Governor Pritzker on his disappointment with the Trump administration's broken promises: "The irrationality has come out of the White House. It's when they make promises from the White House, directly to me, and then don't deliver."

Rallies against stay-at-home orders grow as Trump sides with protesters

Public venting during a press conference, you don’t say.....

Mike Pence today said the U.S. has enough coronavirus testing capacity to reopen the country, even as states say they are struggling to keep up with demand

every attack is a projection...— Christine Pelosi

The Republican Party has not changed in 50 years. Since Nixon it's been the party of exhaust-inhaling, money-grubbing religious hypocrites with repressive sexual tendencies who'd rather everyone perish than acknowledge what evolutionary failures they are.

Roger Stone says he doesn’t know why he hasn’t been pardoned yet

Donald Trump doesn't like checks on his power. That's why Congress needs to step up. In the next stimulus, any taxpayer bailout to giant corporations must come with real strings attached—and I've got a plan for that

The president is having a normal and stable one tonight

Apparently @OANN deleted four separate stories and/or videos featuring Michael Caputo from their website. All of the links to these pages return 'Page Not Found (404)' as of today, and I can't find them anywhere else on the site. What sort of news organization does this?

I don’t know who needs to hear this but trump has been president for 3 years, 88 days, 5 hours and 52 minutes

New White House press secretary points to non-existent 'testing system'

NEW: This is the story of how ⁦@GovRonDeSantis⁩ covered up nursing home deaths in Florida.

Saw a girl crossing the street to avoid two runners without masks then get boxed in by yet another runner without a mask in the bike lane and she just screamed "FUCK ALL OF YOU" and I want her to be president

My kind of liberation: Peaceful defeat of a madman

We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. No one feeling ill should have to choose between earning a paycheck or staying home to recover. We need to provide paid sick leave to everyone who needs it immediately.

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: Six Indian tribes are suing the Trump administration for access to $8B in CARES Act funding allocated to tribal governments, arguing they are in "dire need" to support expenditures caused by #COVID19.

Incredible news: @HarrisonJaime has outraised Lindsey Graham in his race to replace Graham in the Senate—the first time Graham has been outraised in his entire career. Let's keep it going and flip the Senate

Pres. Trump goaded protesters, who are defying restrictions in calling to end to stay-at-home orders, to “liberate” 3 battleground states on Friday. Those states, in fact, are following the guidelines from @POTUS' own task force. @benstracy has more

No. We haven’t. Not even close. @realDonaldTrump says it is up to the states. This government can’t even coordinate its lies to complement each other.

State & local govs are facing mammoth budget shortfalls due to COVID-19 and economic shutdown. Without federal help, these deficits will force deep cuts that will cruelly target those who already have been hit the hardest by the virus-the elderly; the poor; communities of color.

Anyone else notice he didn't freak out when the West Coast and Northeast coast pacts happened?

NEW: TRUMP-allied conservative groups ask BILL BARR to sue state & local governments to stop enforcement of measures intended to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The groups contend that the measures are unconstitutional infringements on civil liberties

Trump blaming unspecified people for not spreading the word about the virus: “People knew what was happening. People didn’t want to talk about it.” Trump and the admin were warned about this going back to January and he chose to downplay it.

The president continues to delay, downplay and distract. Our communities need tests. Our hospitals need resources. Our country needs LEADERSHIP. House Democrats have been working to bring much-needed relief to the American people.

Look at the states where the White House sent that $349 billion in small business funding:

Trump has long claimed the Iraq War was a tragic mistake. And yet he’s failed to lead America through a pandemic that killed more people in ONE DAY yesterday than died in that entire war. What exactly is he calling to “liberate” the day after America reached that grim milestone?

We're beyond gross incompetence & failure of leadership in the white house. We're in a position where we need to liberate America from a cruel & unstable madman who's inciting violence and unrest against his own citizens & Governors DURING A PANDEMIC. No longer a partisan issue.

One hour east of the huge COVID-19 outbreak at the Smithfield meat processing plant in Sioux Falls, a new outbreak at another meat plant in Worthington Minnesota

Exclusive: The Air Force abruptly ends its continuous bomber presence on Guam after 16 years

The Rolling Stones are joining the One World concert tomorrow. Has anyone figured out whether tiny droplets of Keith Richards’ blood can be mass-distributed to protect everyone from coronavirus and all other potential toxins?

People are facing economic crisis because of Trump’s catastrophic lies and mismanagement of the coronavirus health crisis. We can’t pull through this without insisting on the truth: science, evidence, data, and testing.

Check out the uptick in transmission the GOP caused by forcing an in-person election in Wisconsin:

New: US intel has been examining the Wuhan lab theory for months, said people briefed. Intel committees have been asking agencies if hard evidence exists to support it. So far, there is none.

Trump says he's angry he wasn't told there was an epidemic: "And I was angry, because this should have been told to us. It should have been told to us early. It should have been told to us a lot sooner. People knew it was happening and people didn't want to talk about it."

Fox News is actively promoting right-wing protests against stay at home orders

Have you noticed that it's not the hospital workers, the doctors or the morticians that are encouragin' Americans to go back to work? It's the millionaires and the billionaires. Get it?

Trump Campaign Secretly Paying $180,000 A Year To His Sons’ Significant Others

I challenge you to try and make sense of this Trump rant

States with Republican governors & no stay at home orders are new hotspots. Oklahoma: a 53% increase over the past week A jump of 60% in Arkansas. A 74% increase in Nebraska 82% jump in Iowa South Dakota? OMG! SD saw a whopping 205% spike

Hundreds of nursing homes with cases of coronavirus have violated federal infection-control rules in recent years

As Laura Ingraham encourages protesters and suggests that states with stay-at-home orders need "liberating" like Saddam Hussein's Iraq, you have to wonder: Where is Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott? What about Lachlan Murdoch? Are they okay with this rhetoric from a top host?

This is an INSANE call for domestic violence and insurrection. This man should be committed, not obeyed. He has gone over the edge.

A profoundly sad statistic: roughly as many Americans have died from the #coronavirus as died in the entire Korean War. May their memories be for a blessing.

Long-term care facilities an unsung front line in COVID-19 fight

Nursing home deaths should be obvious target of COVID-19 response

NYC hospitals, still at capacity, see signs of a plateau in COVID-19 cases

Illinois marshaling resources in anticipation of coronavirus peak

States move for more transparency on COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities