Sunday, May 17, 2020

“No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet.” 😂

On this Sunday, an important message to all of our leaders! This is simple...the goodness of the earth has been good to America. We have a lot of food...Let’s make sure the hungry will not be hungry anymore. We can do this if we do it together! Not long lines...Long tables!!

I'm incredibly grateful for everyone who has chipped in to help fuel this campaign — especially in times as tough as these. @EWarren and I called a few folks to thank them for their support:

China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in his apartment in a Tel Aviv suburb, Israeli media report

Here’s the White House press Secretary saying yesterday that Obama left them depleted stockpiles of medical supplies, and here’s a February press release about all the medical supplies the US government is sending to China

WATCH: HHS Secretary Alex Azar largely punted when confronted by Jake Tapper over Eric Trump’s insane claim that the coronavirus will “magically” disappear after Election Day

“But this is not about government misconduct. It’s about inflaming the base and muddying the waters. It’s about discrediting Obama as he assumes a newly prominent role in the 2020 campaign. It’s about winning, again, at any cost.”

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro threw the CDC under the bus regarding the overall lack of coronavirus testing early on in the pandemic

Fox's "straight news" division continues to push Trump's "OBAMAGATE" conspiracy as its *top story* while the death toll from the pandemic approaches 100,000 American lives. This isn't limited to their prime time opinion hosts. It's the whole network.

“This is one of those moments where doing the job well would have political benefit.”

HuffPost: Trump's COVID-19 vaccine czar holds $10 million in stock options in one of the companies working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Elizabeth Warren slammed it as a "huge conflict of interest" and is demanding Moncef Slaoui "divest immediately."

Wow. Sen. Johnson tells @CNNSotu IG’s serve the WH and therefore, we shouldn’t expect them to be independent from the WH. Nothing to see here about Trump’s IG firings

AZAR: The coronavirus results for the US could've been vastly worse TAPPER: It's worse here than anywhere else A: When you look at mortality rates, that's simply not correct T: I'm looking at number of dead bodies A: The US population has significant unhealthy comorbidities

We're facing a potential national education crisis, with millions of kids, disproportionately the less-wealthy, derailed from basic education benchmarks. Having worked in countries where crisis disrupted education, I think we're underestimating broad impact this can have /1

Pres Trump lashed out at Pres Obama just now at the WH saying, “Look, he was an incompetent president, that's all I can say. Grossly incompetent.” Trump still hasn’t articulated what crime he believes Obama committed. Obama says he believes Trump has bungled the virus response.

“No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet.”

President Trump and his team are launching an unprecedented smear campaign against rivals, leveling wild and false allegations against critics in the media and politics, ranging from bizarre conspiracy theories to spreading lies about pedophilia and even murder. 1/

The state of Georgia made it look like its covid cases were going down ***by putting the dates out of order on its chart*** May 5 was followed by April 25, then back to May again, whatever made it look like a downslope.

Looks like Bill Pullman didn't like Trump's stupid video where he hijacked Independence Day either: "My voice belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president — this year."

Judge box of wine sounds mad

Do your job.

The level of projection here is just incredible

Virus survivors could suffer severe health effects for years to come

I mean, this is so sure-footed, so swift. The deed is done before you even realize what’s going on.

Unless voters by the millions start treating this as personal — It’s YOUR VOTE they’re fucking with — Putin and Trump will get away with stealing the next election and our country — Laurence Tribe

Hong Kong's new 'Basic Law' is that whatever China says

“It doesn’t matter how much you make if everyone around you is hungry or sick.” - President Barack Obama

After saying Biden can’t go on stage without making a horrible blunder, Eric Trump accuses Democrats of manufacturing Coronavirus shut downs to prevent Trump from holding rallies. He goes on to claim after Election Day, “Coronavirus will magically disappear” like it’s a hoax

He makes me happy

Jesus fucking Christ people, even the idiots on Gilligan’s Island listened to the professor and not the millionaire.

BREAKING: Huge surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas today. The state is reporting 1,801 new cases since yesterday - the biggest one day surge we've had to deal with.

InDepends Day

Why are the number of deaths in the US so much larger even than comparably sized countries? One reason appears to be how slowly we reacted. 10s of thousands dead.

How Concerning Are the Trump Administration’s New Title IX Regulations?

The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.— Senator Mitt Romney

25th Amendment

We have a president tweeting videos of himself as the President in a science fiction movie. And his cult is such a bunch of sad, corroded people that they think they have to pretend to laugh rather than admit the terrible, ghastly mistake they made over three years ago.

Perspective: Almost 90,000 dead and no hint of national mourning. Are these deaths not "ours"?

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and to all those who were a part of the journey. I can't wait to see what you all accomplish.

The question to ask: Who put these guys in touch with Guaido? Morons like this don’t have natural connections with foreign leaders

Robert Tesh, charged with terrorism after making death threats to Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. If convicted, Tesh could face up to 20 years in prison.

Barack Obama during #GraduateTogether: "Doing what feels good, what's convenient, what's easy, that's how little kids think. Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown-ups including some with fancy titles & important jobs still think that way. Which is why things are so screwed up."

Does someone have to spell it out for Trump?

Four Americans died at Benghazi and the Republicans treated it like Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined. But when Trump is responsible for 89,420 Americans dead in only two months, Mitch McConnell and the GOP are silent. Suddenly, dead Americans — lots of them — are just fine.

Now what? I'll wait.

To my friends, My daughter is being taken to the COVID ICU at Princess Royal Hospital. She will be placed on a ventilator. Her Dr. called me before they took her to ICU. Losing my husband 1 mo. ago was heartbreaking now this is even harder. Please pray for Laura.

After Election Day, Trump and his entire grifting family will magically disappear like a hoax.

Here is Obama’s speech:

Sunday thoughts.