Saturday, May 2, 2020

"Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC has been inexplicably absent, and Americans are suffering and dying for it."

A member of our well regulated militia shoots into an RV and shoots a 15 year old boy sleeping inside. The teen and his family had moved into the RV after his father lost his job due to COVID-19.

He lied on his resume. We’ve been through this.

How to strong death totals

OMG....171 workers at a #nuclear power plant in #Georgia have tested positive for #coronavirus—@GovKemp reopened the state a week ago.

Trump pursues payroll tax cut as GOP, Democrats look elsewhere

This is amazing: Full list of publicly traded firms taking PPP money

Susan Collins Took Credit for That Shady Loan Program. Now She’s Going to Pay.

Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response -

Before @JoeBiden was selected VP by @BarackObama, vetters for the campaign scoured every aspect of his record, career and life. Tara Reade or complaints of sexual harassment or assault never came up. I know. I was there. Here are my recollections

"Are we going to have less meat for the American public? That’s probably going to happen this year," analyst Len Steiner said

In the Soviet Union, competent bureaucrats were eliminated if their truth-telling embarrassed the Leader. Trump is creating the same kind of dysfunctional loyalty cult in Washington, DC, right before our eyes. And no one is stopping him.

I am an "old Allegation." I am STILL waiting for Trump to provide his DNA sample to be tested against the dress I wore when he attacked me. His lawyers replied to my request by seeking to DELAY my lawsuit. What is @realDonaldTrump afraid of?

Wearing face coverings can have a big impact on our shared work to slow this virus. Health care masks should be preserved for medical workers and first responders. Children under 2 and those with respiratory conditions are exempt. More from @MassDPH :

Today is Law Day, a good day to remember that in America, we resolve our differences through legislative compromise, free elections, and open courts, not guns and violence. Peaceful protest this is not. We should not tolerate this dangerous behavior at our Michigan State Capitol.

Breaking on @MSNBC: Biden asks the Secretary of the Senate "to direct a search for the alleged complaint and to make public the results of this search. I would ask that the public release include not only a complaint if one exists, but any and all other documents in the records."

This is the scene on the front lawn of the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Pastor Patrick Collins has a white flag for every Covid-19 victim in the state.

60 days have passed since COVID-19 took the first American life & we still don't have: → Proper equipment for front line workers → A real national testing strategy → Enough funding to protect our democracy It's clear -- Americans don't have the national leadership we need.

Trump push to open meatpackers comes as pork producers profit from China exports

Dr. Fauci will testify before the Senate HELP Committee on May 12, per an aide to the chairman, Lamar Alexander. The House Appropriations Committee had sought his testimony next week, but the WH wouldn’t agree to his appearance then.

Analysis: 15 minutes after pledging not to lie, Trump’s new press secretary made an obviously false claim

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages

Breaking via NYT: Trump moved on Friday night to replace a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services who angered him with a report last month highlighting supply shortages and testing delays at hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

From former chairman of Washington State Republican Party

‼️ NEW: DC Circuit Court of Appeals orders AG Barr's DOJ to turn over Mueller's grand jury information to Congress. DOJ now has until May 11, 2020, to seek a stay from SCOTUS.

"He served in the Marine Corps and as an EMT responded to the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11." "A 27-year veteran of FDNY's Emergency Medical Services bureau, he died April 22nd at Coney Island Hospital." "He was 60." "The cause was COVID19."

To the Class of 2020

Doctors say #CovidToe—painful red/purple toe lesions called #chilblains—is another telltale symptom of #coronavirus and appears to signal a mild/asymptomatic infection. #Chilblains may develop several weeks AFTER the acute phase of infection.

Judge issues scathing ruling against the Trump administration — and cancels hundreds of oil leases on public land

Perspective: The grocery store has become our anxiety-filled hellscape

Trolls are bullies, blue-check or not. Except that this one’s misogyny earned him an top job in the Trump Administration.

More than a year ago, @HouseJudiciary issued a subpoena for the grand jury information redacted from the Mueller Report. Two courts have already agreed that DOJ has no legal basis to withhold this material, and today the Admin’s attempt to delay and keep this information... 1/2

SHOT: "I will never lie to you" CHASER: "The president told the truth about the accusations against him."

"Arbeit macht frei" was a false, cynical illusion the SS gave to prisoners of #Auschwitz. Those words became one of the icons of human hatred. It's painful to see this symbol instrumentalized & used again to spread hate. It's a symptom of moral & intellectual degeneration.

As Iowa reopens 77 counties today, the governor reports a staggering number of new COVID-19 infections: 740, a one-day high. Warns of high numbers coming this weekend due to test data backlog, pivots to talking about reopening church services beginning today

When we emerge from this crisis, we can't just go back to the way things were before. We have to build a better future for all. We can and will transform this nation — together. — Joe Biden

Opinion: No, the media isn’t fair. It gives Republicans a pass.

Jill Colvin: "Will you pledge never to lie to us from that podium?" Kayleigh McEnany: "I will never lie to you. You have my word on that."

Sen. Lindsey Graham defended @JoeBiden tonight on Fox: “I've known Joe Biden for 20 years. I’ve traveled the world with him. I've never seen him do anything untoward toward a woman, I've never heard anything about him being inappropriate."

When Flynn was talking to Russia about undermining US sanctions and lying about it to Pence, FBI had a duty to investigate under its counterintelligence mission. Flynn was in a sensitive WH role. At the very least, he had exposed himself to blackmail.

One coronavirus death in the United States was reported every 44 seconds during the month of April.

I'll say what Donald Trump won't: The Confederate flag, swastikas, and other symbols of hate that have been used in these protests have no place in America. The president should encourage folks to follow Gov. Whitmer’s public health orders — not sow further discord and division.

This shit stinks to high heaven. Trump’s Lawyer Threatens Michael Cohen as He Remains in Jail

JUST IN: Photos of Kim Jong Un opening a fertilizer factory in Sunchon on May 1, according to KCNA.

“Ron DeSantis, he has more blood on his hands every day,” attorney Daniel Uhlfelder said. “He doesn’t give a damn. So he can go to hell, as far as I can say.”

My congressman @RepRWilliams is one of the wealthiest members of Congress & received PPP funding for his business. How many other members of Congress applied for & got these funds while so many small businesses in their districts are left struggling?

Health official: US missed chances to slow virus

Trump asserts a high degree of confidence that the virus originated at a Wuhan Lab. I haven’t seen the basis for this and have requested the Intel Community provide it, if it exists. The virus has cost the lives of scores. We must not overstate what we know and what we don’t.

At the ‘Re-open Illinois’ rally, these two signs were seen. Pritzker, Who is being called Hitler with a swastika next to his name, is Jewish. ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ translates to ‘work sets you free’ - it’s literally from the ithe Auschwitz concentration camp. This is just....

Here’s something I never thought I’d type: please have a look at what Ted Cruz has to say . . . about Donald Trump

U.S. court dismisses New York nurses' plea for COVID-19 protection

Atlanta mayor: Governor's decision to reopen Georgia 'baffling'

No coronavirus hot spot is an island

Coronavirus lesson: More testing turns up more cases

Know where COVID-19 is taking the most lives in your community

Marked change in tone in CDC meat plant reports raises questions