Monday, May 25, 2020

Stock? Like cattle? Some people are more equal than others, obvi.

The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse.

Sad. Depressing. Instead of denigrating these people we need to ask ourselves why is there a complete disregard for science and the public health in this country?

Opinion: Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?

James Carville tells @stutteringjohnm he thinks the Trump campaign wants to rig the election to avoid POTUS becoming "Harvey Weinstein" - "If they can, they will."

Congratulations to Lindsey Graham. This video of him shitting on himself just hit 3 million views.

Biden laying a wreath at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park. He and Dr. Jill Biden wore masks. This is first non-virtual event in about two months.

Cadaver says the Bill of Rights trumps all


BREAKING: Tower of blubber Trump mocks @staceyabrams for her weight. Nuff said.

GOP Awards Its 2020 Convention to the Only City That Sorta Kinda Wanted It

“....that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...” Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address Nov 19, 1863

A look at our world re-engineered for social distancing, with @ReutersPictures

"We're at a breaking point," says Brice Phillips, whose family owns a seafood company. "It's in the middle of the crab season and we're not producing right now, at all. We're completely shuttered."

.@maddow: "We already know what church services have done in terms of creating what turn into large clusters."

These moronic blurts don’t make Trump any less culpable for his failure to act to minimize the deaths of Americans or the destruction of our economy.

Rick Wilson breaks down GOP attacks against Joe Biden, saying that "each one of these things has a shelf life now of about 10 or 11 days."

I remember when Reagan forced the Challenger launch when it was clearly too cold to launch so he could use it as the backdrop for that night’s State of the Union Address. I fear a combination of two drug addicts, @POTUS @RealDonldTrump and @elonmusk may cause another disaster.

The GOP—which just nominated a QAnon believer as its Senate candidate in Oregon—is becoming a modern-day Know Nothing Party, a cesspool of prejudice and irrationality. What was once the fringe has now moved into the mainstream.

Fascinating podcast on the tough situation Barr has placed Judge Sullivan in the Flynn case - what should a Federal Judge do to protect the American people when the Government is no longer asking to uphold the rule of law?

When the going gets tough, the tough tweet mean-girl insults, debunked murder conspiracies, & accusations of racism, then with no acknowledgement of 100,000 victims of Covid-19, go golfing.

Closing schools was literally the biggest factor in slowing the spread in almost every model. Classrooms are already Petri dishes under normal circumstances. He’s a deranged idiot, but some GOP governor will listen to him.

Russia's coronavirus infections pass 350,000

SpaceX Gets Go-Ahead for NASA Astronaut Launch Next Week

NEW: Police have been formally asked to investigate Dominic Cummings' controversial journey to County Durham during the Covid-19 lockdown:

We're in the middle of a botched response to a pandemic with 100,000 dead Americans and Trump's message here is basically "Yup, let's keep doing this. This is perfect."

Honoring those who served and sacrificed ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Rescue crews had to save three people on Mount Hood this weekend, endangering their own health in the process

"I run a restaurant on Cape Cod, and I'm terrified."

I run a restaurant in a seaside town. I’m not an epidemiologist or a fortune-teller. But as I’m forced to make what could be life-and-death decisions—with little official support or guidance—I’m left no choice but to pretend I am.

A French designer has created a cylinder of transparent plastic that hangs from the ceiling which allows diners to enjoy their meal


Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President Why don’t the president’s supporters hold him to their own standard of masculinity?

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters are tear-gassed by police

To all those in #HongKong currently fighting for the values you hold most dear, I want to say that #Taiwan has always given our utmost concern & support. Our government is closely watching developments & responding with caution to fully ensure our national security & interests.

China’s aggression is rising by the day. The US once acted as a check on many of China’s worst impulses. No more. The brutalization of Hong Kong, the concentration camps, the military aggression. Trump’s adulation of Xi comes at a huge cost to the world.

Russia attacked Ukraine 12 times yesterday, May 24th. Russian invaders fired heavy artillery near Kamyanka, Novoluhansk & Orikhove. That was Day 2,286 of Putin's war in Europe. Russian imperialism is relentless. Putin will never stop until he is stopped

Thank you to all the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

In the middle of a pandemic, the Republican Party is suing a state for making it easier and safer to vote. This should tell you all you need to know about their stance on democracy.

There is absolutely NO evidence that this is true. The Wuhan strain was already in Calif. & Wash State before the China travel ban, & NY/East Coast epidemics came from Europe, not China. #COVID19 was already in America, Mr. President, when you issued your China ban.

Ironically, it’s also a reason that he *really* hates mailed-in ballots. It makes it harder for him to contest on the basis of fraud, since there is a paper trail that can be recounted. He’d prefer obsolete electronic ballots that can’t be audited to contradict his claims.

#MuchVeryGood is not an “English as a 1st language” construct. Further, we’re 1 week past most graduations & heading into summer break. Whomever wrote this tweet isn’t familiar with the schedule of our educational system. I’m grading the operative behind this propaganda

The presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart. It requires taking on the ultimate responsibility for the biggest decisions in the world. Donald Trump simply wasn’t prepared for that. I promise you I will be.

This man deliberately coughed on a Wegman's employee. He's been charged with a felony, is facing up to seven years in prison, and a fine of up to $26,000. Folks, don't cough on people deliberately.

We were told my brother, who was in this facility and died April 5, tested negative. I'm not sure I believe that anymore. Important story about a scandal that killed many veterans back in my hometown,

100,000 Americans did not have to die. A normal, functional President - Republican or Democrat - would have prevented this scale of cataclysm.

How many Americans died today in the pandemic, @DevinNunes? Stop the BS.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely misses a beat as an earthquake strikes during a live TV interview. "We're just having a bit of an earthquake here Ryan, quite a decent shake here." Via RNZ

Playing through.

John Cornyn says the "good news" is that Texans who have lost their health insurance have the Affordable Care Act — even as he's doing everything he can to destroy it. Texans are tired of his double-talk, and it’s time we vote him out.

Breaking: The RNC has filed suit against California to stop Gov. Gavin Newsom from mailing ballots to all registered voters ahead of the November general election. Lawsuit comes after Newsom announced the changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Inherited 7 years of job growth from Obama and mismanaged a pandemic so badly we’re in a Depression.

Untrue. @realDonaldTrump, your own former DHS Secretary said Colorado tops the nation in election security, and we mail a ballot to every registered voter. You are trying to use the pandemic to suppress turn-out in November. It’s that simple.

On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf

What Trump is engaged in here is sick beyond belief. All people of good will -- and even some with less than good will -- should reckon with it.

Trump Hasn't Worn A Mask Publicly. Here's What Might Convince Him To

Federal judge strikes down restrictions on Florida felon voting

quick open schools even if they're already on summer break because

Trump don’t have time to worry about Americans dyin’ because he’s too busy worryin’ about Americans votin’.

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, asks Trump to stop spreading 'unfounded' Joe Scarborough conspiracy: 'It will destroy us'

What broke Devin Nunes brain?

Is this the Biden ad that's keeping you up at night, POUTS?

The FDA said “new information” led it to reverse a safety ruling that would have stopped a $600M mask-recycling deal from going through. But a spokesperson refused to say that information was scientific in nature. Some of the new info was a Trump tweet.

Coronavirus testing in the United States is disorganized and needs coordination at the national level, infectious disease experts say in a new report

China firmly opposes latest U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms over Xinjiang

Trump: My re-election theme is getting tough on China. China: We’re stamping out Hong Kong autonomy and maybe invading India a little. Trump: Did you hear about Joe Scarborough?

This man deliberately coughed on a Wegman's employee. He's been charged with a felony, is facing up to seven years in prison, and a fine of up to $26,000. Folks, don't cough on people deliberately

Armed white men lynching Kentucky’s governor in effigy outside his home while children watch and Lee Greenwood blares in the background is peak 2020 America.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she censors herself when speaking publicly about President Trump in order to ensure continued federal assistance to her state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Hello? 911? I'd like to report a fatality."

At the end of the Patriot Day and 2nd Amendment Rally at the Kentucky state capitol, an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear was hung from a tree.

"Much very good information now available." Sounded better in the original Russian.

I’m fighting things I made up so you won’t focus on my corruption.

New study finds Covid19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive. The data from Singapore adds to a growing body of evidence showing people don’t transmit the infection once they’re recovered.

If the US began social distancing a week earlier than it did, it could've prevented at least 36,000 coronavirus deaths, new research shows. If the US locked down two weeks earlier, it could've prevented 84% of deaths and 82% of cases, the research shows.