Saturday, April 25, 2020

Column: As coronavirus devastates state budgets, conservatives target public worker pensions

like shooting fish in a barrel

RIGHT NOW: This is the scene from #Air7HD in Newport Beach, CA as the #COVID19 death toll surges in Southern California

A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity's show helped spread the coronavirus. "Sophisticated new research links Hannity's coronavirus misinformation to 'a greater number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.'"

3 companies with ties to the Trump admin. received millions under the PPP program. Another got a loan from a bank that once employed its board's chair.

Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Meeting on the Elbe

He's the laughing stock of the world

In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms

In moments of crisis, we look out for one other. And we need leaders with empathy who will bring people together rather than drive them apart. @JoeBiden has the character and experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery

Gen Flynn Sept 18 2017 was the last time Michael Flynn tweeted. That just ended.

New: A payday lending company filed a lawsuit and emergency TRO motion today in federal court challenging the fact that lenders aren't eligible for small business COVID-19 relief funds. Complaint:

Chilling. Please share this video. #TrumpOwnsEveryDeath

Recovered from covid-19? WHO says that’s no guarantee you can’t get it again.

1000 West Point cadets to return to campus so Trump can deliver a commencement address. One of the most selfish acts imaginable from the Commander in Chief, to be borne by 1000 of our most selfless.

Disinfectant Donnie | Spectator USA

May I suggest Diet Clorox?


"Calling for the resignation of a president who muses about the use of household cleaning products to fight a deadly virus is not a partisan exercise — it’s common sense.

Japan is reporting Kim Jong Un is dead. Multiple news outlets there. I suspect they know.

Team, if Barbara Bollier wins the Senate race in Kansas, Mitch McConnell loses control of the Senate. But we need your help! She’s a doctor and a state senator who will be able to lead on issues like Medicaid expansion. You know what to do!

Although it is unclear what exactly is happening with the health of Kim Jong Un, it is all too clear that Trump’s direct outreach to him has failed

Robots on wheels that deliver shopping in the English town of Milton Keynes have seen their popularity surge as residents stay indoors

Over 50,000 people have died in the United States from the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at some of those who have lost their lives:

One puzzling feature of the article is that it doesn't say what the supposedly withheld evidence was, or why it was exculpatory. Flynn's lawyers have previously argued that DOJ withheld shocking, exculpatory evidence, but the judge found it to be neither of those things

Employees at essential businesses, health care workers and first responders in New York will all now be eligible to be tested for coronavirus. Those workers can now get tested at drug stores to determine if they are infected with the deadly virus

“We are back where we were 21 days ago. 21 days of hell. …. All the evidence says we're on decline,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says about hospitalizations from coronavirus in the state. But the number of deaths continues to remain flat, he said.

Milwaukee’s health commissioner has now tied 40 coronavirus infections to the April 7 election

"If Kavanaugh votes for Trump in the Mazars and Deutsche Bank cases, we can say for sure that he, like Trump, is someone’s property."

The U.S. is reeling toward meat shortages and the world may be next

Just a spoonful of Clorox makes your temperature go down...

Erik Prince’s business partner in Blackwater ammo (Precision Ballistic Munitions or PBM) and the Libya/Haftar mess goes down. This is just the beginning folks. So stay tuned for more.

40 Coronavirus Cases In Milwaukee County Linked To Wisconsin Election, Health Official Says

Trump is now literally making joint statements alongside Vladimir Putin. JEEZ THINK HE KNOWS HE’S CAUGHT OR ANYTHING?

NY has given $116 billion more to the federal government than we received since 2015. Kentucky *took* $148 billion more from the federal government than it gave. Just give NY our money back, Senator McConnell.

Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

Lawmakers press for small business loans for payday lenders

My latest @nowthisnews video on why @realDonaldTrump can’t postpone the election and what we need to do to make sure voting is available for everyone. Please watch and share.

Kim Jong Un in 'vegetative state,' Japanese media report says

Putin and Trump issued a joint statement, published by the Kremlin. The Kremlin's press pool account Tweeted: "The main thing they decided - "our countries can put aside contradictions, build trust and cooperate."

Vox: A disturbing new study suggests Sean Hannity's show helped spread the coronavirus. "Sophisticated new research links Hannity's coronavirus misinformation to 'a greater number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.'"

Dr Bill Perry former Sec Def one of the most brilliant national security experts since WWII. INTEGRITY. EXPERIENCE. Trump influence on the US Armed Forces is toxic in the extreme.

“If we don't get our act together, the chances that there will be another lockdown in the fall and that it will be a long one are very, very high,"

I mean, this has all been there for every American to see - all of these cases. But the MSM decided not to cover it. Perhaps we'll at least see how much he owes foreign countries while he's president.

Trump was facing civil RICO charges for fraud involving The Apprentice and a pyramid scheme. Then he wanted to force arbitration. He's still facing a fraud suit - which is accelerating.

New York Daily News: Spike in NYC residents ingesting householder cleaners: Poison Control Center.

Vampire from Benghazi has thoughts about astroturfed protests

Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea’s Kim

What a coincidence that this happened AND that Trump blocked a highly regarded former DOJ IG as corona-IG.

This is a picture of my dad. He was diagnosed last Sunday with coronavirus - died in one week. I didn’t get to say goodbye to him and I didn’t get to hold him. This virus is a monster and a beast, it robs you of a last goodbye. It puts a barrier up it doesn’t let you get through

“The U.S. government is considering taking equity stakes in U.S. energy companies as it seeks to help the nation’s oil and gas sector amid the coronavirus outbreak”

Laura Ingraham is back to promoting Hydroxychloroquine on her show

"The United States has some of the world’s best and brightest minds in science, said Gerald Haug, chairman of Germany's National Academy of Science. “The difference is, they’re not being listened to.” “It’s a tragedy,” he added

Say it loud, say it clear: Donald Trump needs to resign over his handling of the coronavirus

First-time claims for unemployment benefits totaled 4.4 million in the week ending April 18.

Opinion: The bold, necessary step Trump should take now

“Native Americans are being left out of demographic data on the impact of the coronavirus across the US, raising fears of hidden health emergencies in one of the country’s most vulnerable populations”

San Francisco mayor says city's PPE orders have been diverted, confiscated: It 'blows my mind'

“U.S. citizens married to immigrants won't get the coronavirus stimulus”

Joe knows. “Imagine threatening not to fund the post office. Now, what in God’s name is that about? Other than trying to let the word out that he’s going to do all he can to make it very hard for people to vote. That’s the only way he thinks he”

NYT: Trump Speech to Bring 1,000 West Point Cadets Back to Campus. "He's the commander in chief, that's his call," but "it's definitely a risk..."

It's time to choose a side. Please have a look at the latest ad from @ProjectLincoln

Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide ‘can rid the body of Covid-19’ days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment

Trump has proven it. We’re on our own, America.

‘...his advisers have told him the appearances are hurting his poll numbers, and "the spectacle of him fighting with the press isn't what people want to see."’

WARNING: Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with #COVID19 are dying from strokes. Doctors sound alarm about patients in their 30s and 40s left debilitated or dead. Some didn’t even know they were infected

I'm no math expert, but this curve doesn't look flat to me... But please, @LindseyGrahamSC, tell us more about how the REAL problem is out-of-work folks receiving too much from unemployment insurance.

“SCOTUS denied a request to revisit its decision from January allowing the Trump administration to implement regulations that make it harder on immigrants to seek residency in the United States if they’ve used public assistance benefits.”

‘It’s horrible’: Businesses and lawmakers left confused and suspicious as the Trump administration seizes coronavirus medical supplies

“President Trump has indulged in self-pity, touted an unproven drug, bragged about the TV ratings of his press briefings, and expressed interest in the idea of people injecting disinfectants into their lungs—or, as we used to call it, committing suicide.”

Medical supplier says FEMA seized 400,000 N95 masks destined for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic, and has them ‘just sitting on a loading dock at JFK’

“An organized crime figure paid an FBI agent $10,000 a month in exchange for sensitive law enforcement information, according to court documents charging the agent, Babak Broumand, in a conspiracy to bribe a public official.”

“Attorneys for Flynn claimed Friday that the DOJ has turned over “stunning” evidence under seal from an external review of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s prosecution that shows that their client was “set up and framed” by the FBI.”


Missouri Gov. Parson discloses $140,000 in travel paid for by nonprofit, PAC

Health of long-term care facilities crucial to coronavirus fight

Thorough testing reveals surprising extent of coronavirus spread

“The record thus far shows that the Chinese government informed the WHO on Dec. 31 of a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, although rumors of a new virus already had begun circulating on social media.”

Cuomo dares McConnell to let states seek bankruptcy

I just learned that Pennsylvania has been told not to expect any more masks, gloves & gowns from the national stockpile. We have the FIFTH highest number of deaths & cases in the country, and our national government will not help. We are on our own.

Ignorance among our nation’s leaders is not a lonely condition

Trump owed tens of millions to Bank of China

The family of this 4-year-old says they did everything right, but the little boy still contracted coronavirus and had to fight for his life in a Denver ICU

Tucker Carlson accuses the media of being obsessed with Hydroxychloroquine

Engineer who died eating fish tank cleaner thinking it was Trump’s coronavirus ‘cure’ remembered as ‘kind and genuine’ – The Irish Sun

Phunware, a data firm for the Trump campaign, got millions in coronavirus small business help. $2.85 million. In 2 days.

“The U.S. is now expected to blow past the 60,000 mark around the beginning of May, earlier than the IHME model had projected and with less of the dramatic leveling-off that its forecast had initially baked in.”

Migrant farm workers in the United States — often living in comparably crowded, unsanitary quarters — may end up at the center of the next Covid-19 hot spots, Kent Sepkowitz writes for

NEW: Coronavirus as Cover for A Second Helping of Trump-Era Tax Breaks: The federal government is giving away $174 billion in temporary tax breaks overwhelmingly to rich individuals and large companies

"I spent 9 days in a medically induced coma, on a ventilator due to this virus." Leah Blomberg lost her job during the coronavirus pandemic, and empathizes with those struggling. But she wants protesters to stop complaining about shelter-in-place orders.

"We will probably be sending [ventilators] to Germany should they need them" -- Trump wants people that believe that Germany, which has had 5,739 coronavirus deaths, somehow wants help from America, which has had 51,445 deaths

Florida sees sudden spike in reported coronavirus cases as more than 1,000 are confirmed

Larry Kudlow boasts to Laura Ingraham about how he broke shelter-in-place rules by having a hairdresser open salon so Kudlow could get a trim.

Fox News Faces Lawsuit For Calling COVID-19 A ‘Hoax’

The Chinese financial investments that end up funding President Trump’s office buildings are the mirror image of the trade deficit that has cost the United States millions of jobs.

This scoop from Politico about a building Trump co-owns that got more than $200M in funding from a state-owned Chinese bank got a bit lost today in all the bleach craziness.

Wanna help the economy? Fine each one $1,000 or jail time. Involve CPS to investigate their parenting. While incarcerated, they can make masks. Kids will learn a life lesson on why you shouldn’t act like a privileged twat. OC is literally behind their own orange curtain.

Trump abruptly announced that he would be speaking at West Point. That was news to everyone, including officials at West Point. They are now summoning 1,000 cadets scattered across the country to return to campus in New York, the center of the outbreak.

“The President … was afraid to take questions today during the ... briefing, says @andersoncooper. “He took questions earlier today and lied, lied in such an obvious and blatant way he knew he would be called on it this evening. So he cut and ran.”

Fuck Mitch McConnell. Every Senator needs to do this one thing. Come down here and look a 30 year employee in the eye. Who makes public sector wages to serve needy children. And tell them they're being furloughed because the cruise industry bailout added too much to the debt.

This pandemic has painfully brought to the surface many of the reasons I launched @MBK_Alliance—structural racism robs too many of our kids of their futures. The leaders on today's call aren't just tackling this crisis; they’re helping us build a more equitable future for all.

Breaking: U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee says federal govt must comply with the landmark Flores settlement re: timely release of immigrant children in ORR and ICE custody due to risk of Covid-19 infection. Order posted below:

Kim Yo Jong’s emergence as a voice of policy comes after years of working her way into a position of power. “The fact that she is one of the very few people who appears able to talk with Kim Jong Un makes her very powerful,” says one North Korean expert.

Kim Jong-un: China sends doctors to check on health – report

There's been no confirmation from other sources yet -- however ... Hong Kong Satellite Television #HKSTV says North Korea leader kim jong un is dead.