Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dr. Dena Grayson on reopening schools during the #coronavirus outbreak.

The protests against Netanyahu continue unabated

Here is the full press statement from the SCOTUS Office of Public Information on Justice Ginsburg’s hospitalization

A Megachurch Reels After Learning Pastor Let His Professed Pedophile Son Work With Kids

Praying praying praying for RBG. We need her now more than ever. And Trump cannot be the president next term

Mike Pence: "We don't want CDC guidance to be a reason why people don't reopen their schools."

BOSTON (AP) -- Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall.

BREAKING: Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell will remain behind bars pending trial. Given the seriousness of the crime, length of the potential sentence, and her financial resources, the court found that Maxwell is a risk of flight.

Judge Nathan delicately notes that in the Florida case there have been issues with "full and timely disclosure." AUSA Moe: The physical files themselves were shipped to New York. "We are completely thoughtful of those concerns given the history of this case."

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty in first court appearance

Roger Stone Can Be Tried, Again

without a doubt the best cow fart news you will hear today.

Memo to Roger Stone: Don’t sell the orange jumpsuit just yet. @jgeltzer and @neal_katyal explain why you might need it in 2021 or 2022.

To the Trump Adminstration, “essential worker” means “expendable worker.”

‘A lot of uncertainty’: Staffers at renowned McClatchy newspapers mull bankruptcy sale to tabloid-owning hedge fund

Judge Nathan shifts to the government's motion to keep Ghislaine Maxwell in jail. Prosecutors up first, then victims. AUSA Moe: "The government strongly believes that this defendant presents and extreme risk of flight."

.@JoeBiden: "It's gotten bad enough that even Donald Trump finally decided to wear a mask in public...Mr. President, open everything now isn't a strategy for success. It's barely a slogan...Mr. Trump, please listen to your public health experts instead of denigrating them."

The White House just announced President Trump will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. TBD if he takes questions.

Texas teachers writing their wills as state promises to open schools in fall

BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell proposes that she serve her pretrial detention in a luxury Manhattan hotel.

BREAKING: Victim Annie Farmer Pushes Against Bail, Calling Ghilaine Maxwell a ‘Sexual Predator’

The Louisiana Attorney General isn't greeting Mike Pence on the tarmac because he just tested positive for coronavirus

UPDATE on airborne—newest aerosol study (CDC journal) indicates that coronavirus is persistent and stable up to 16 hours in the air! Typical air exchange every 20 min to 4 hrs, depending on ventilation. But up to 16 hours is worrisome

Eight years ago right now.

LATEST: Joe Biden unveiled plans to spend $2 trillion galvanizing a clean energy economy, with ambitions to spur millions of union jobs

Why does DeSantis continue to hide COVID-19 data?

JUST IN: Daniel Lewis Lee has died by lethal injection at an Indiana prison. Before he was executed Lee said "I didn't do it,". Going on to say "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I'm not a murderer. ... You're killing an innocent man."

BREAKING: White supremacist Daniel Lewis Lee put to death as U.S. carries out the first federal execution in 17 years

Black-owned small businesses are shutting down at a rate that’s more than double that of White owners

More than two-thirds of Americans trust Dr. Fauci to provide accurate information about the coronavirus over one-quarter who say the same for President Donald Trump, according to polling from the NY Times and Siena College.

2020 does put things into perspective...

New Biden ad in Texas. Wow.

Now Trump says “You all know that Biden and Obama stopped testing. They just stopped it.” BIDEN and OBAMA?!?! Where are the guys with butterfly nets? Where are the straitjackets and padded cells? What about the 25th Amendment, at long last? But #MoscowMitch and his Senate!

Joe Biden's campaign is debuting its first general election television ad in Texas.

Ivanka’s Tone-Deaf Advice to Millions of Unemployed Americans: Find Something New

Bari Weiss is leaving the New York Times. I heard about this possibility a few weeks ago and have heard rumors since of what her next plans are.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban is trying to ratchet up pressure on the EU to end a probe into Hungary in a showdown over the bloc’s coronavirus stimulus fund

Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying “Everybody just assumes no one is going,” said one House member wary of the virus risks. But other delegates dismissed the health threat and said it was an honor to help nominate President Trump.

BREAKING: 30 mins ago, @RoundRockISD leadership sent this letter to @teainfo. It demands that: -in-person school be suspended until 7-day hospitalization average is 5 or less -additional state funds are allocated for safe schooling -STAAR Tests/A-F grading system are suspended

He assaults Fauci, protects Putin, adores Kim, and condones Stone.

More than 1,200 current CDC employees have signed a letter calling for the CDC to address "ongoing and recurring acts of racism and discrimination" against Black employees. The letter calls for publicly declaring racism a public health crisis in the U.S.

I started my career off as a high school teacher. If my district was demanding I go back into the classroom during a pandemic and put my family at risk I'd be furious. And it's not as simple as teachers just quitting in isolation. People need income. People need health insurance.

The militarization of the Hong Kong Police Force: Riot police in 2019. Riot police in 2020

The EU will take coordinated action to respond to China’s tightening grip on Hong Kong, including looking at export bans for sensitive technologies, widening visa possibilities for the island’s citizens and reconsidering extradition arrangements

Executives at Bankrupt Companies Scored $131 Million in Bonuses

Tonight in a conference call with Tommy Tuberville, Trump repeatedly referred to Nick Saban as Lou Saban. "He's great, Lou Saban. What a great job he's done."

New: A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation. “It just doesn’t make any sense,” said the girl’s mother.

The five conservatives on the US Supreme Court, in an unsigned opinion issued at 2 in the morning, allow DOJ to short-circuit federal appellate process to allow it to execute people in the middle of a global pandemic.

Opinion: Fauci has been an example of conscience and courage. Trump has been nothing but weak.

This is serious campaign excellence, in which the GOP rapid response team reminds us that Joe Biden was a widower and single dad, realizes how dumb a move that is, and then deletes it

Isn't this the guy who bondage hung a woman in his basement, boinked her and then threatened her? It gets hard to distinguish scumbag Republicans from one another.

Dear Kentucky, If you wonder why people regularly make fun of you it's because these are the two men you elected to represent you in the United States Senate. And re-elected. And re-elected again. And again. And again.

As this virus rampages through our country like nowhere else in the world, @realDonaldTrump’s only solution? Telling us to live with it.

Brian Kilmeade: "Right now there's a huge testing issue and there's a backlog on PPE. What he can do, what the president can do, and what his administration can do is make sure those aren't an issue. I mean it's been 4 or 5 months. It should not be an issue."

Congress petitions Supreme Court over their ‘urgent’ investigations into Trump: report

“I could’ve required intubation if I would have waited a couple days more,” says Heather Valentine, a 24-year-old Texas ICU nurse in the hospital with coronavirus. “You never think it's going to happen to you, but I'm a perfect example. Just take every precaution."

Bye Don Jr

Shortly after 2am, the Supreme Court issued an order that would allow the Trump administration to proceed with the first federal execution since 2003: https://t.co/lQobJMitHp The order isn't signed (it's per curiam), but Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissented.

Trump Pivots to Self-Pity With Polls Sinking, Pandemic Worsening

Pence Tells Governors to Protect Citizens from Covid-19 However They Can — FINALLY!!

Former acting WH chief of staff Mulvaney: “it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results...

Today's court argument over Dawn Sturgess inquest is similar to what happened with the murder of Alexander #Litvinenko. Then home sec - Theresa May - refused to hold a public inquiry into Russian state role, arguing it might damage "international relations" ie infuriate #Moscow

Lawyers for Dawn Sturgess argue that the inquest into her death should examine the role of senior #Russian officials - including the #GRU's Vladimir Alexseyev and Igor Kostyukov- as well as the #Salisbury assassins

Courage can be found in America, just not in Washington.

President Trump swept to power by championing forgotten men and women. But his re-election bid has so far centered on himself

23 million Americans could face eviction in coming months

How China's Great Firewall could encircle Hong Kong: what you need to know

The White House's efforts to disparage Fauci's credibility is less about Fauci himself than about Trump's desire to build a miasma of uncertainty around the pandemic which obscures where his administration has failed.

Mexican Man With Coronavirus Dies In ICE Custody After Release From Massachusetts Prison

Says it all.

With more than 2,000 patients hospitalized and hundreds in ICUs, "Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic," one infectious disease expert said

Fired scientist: Florida's COVID-19 situation worse than what the state reports

A "long-planned" vacation that just happens to start the day after he publicly explains that his head writer had to resign for bigoted comments, what are the odds!

Biden at a fundraiser yesterday: “Americans made tremendous sacrifices, living under lockdowns, laid off from their jobs. We sacrificed to buy the government time Donald Trump wasted that time.”

Sen. Leahy: “Do you believe a president could lawfully issue a pardon in exchange for the recipient’s promise not to incriminate him?” AG Barr: “No. That would be a crime.”

‘He Is and Always Will Be a Terrified Little Boy’

The stupidity that is everything in two tweets

White House effort to undermine Fauci is criticized by public health experts, scientists and Democrats

The Supreme Court rules federal execution can proceed for Daniel Lewis Lee

Rep. Dean: ‘Mr. Berman got the better of that corruption by this Attorney General’

Quest Diagnostics:"We will not be in a position to reduce our turnaround times as long as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase dramatically across much of the United States. This is not just a Quest issue. The surge in COVID-19 cases affects the laboratory industry as a whole."

No end in sight for COVID-19 in Arizona as governor remains idle

While President Trump obsesses about his reelection hopes in his White House bubble, state and local leaders are reversing state reopenings that he demanded, which turned America into the world's biggest coronavirus hotspot

NY is issuing an emergency health order: Out-of-state travelers from designated high-COVID states must provide their contact information upon arrival. If you fail to provide it, you will receive a summons with a $2K fine. We’re serious about enforcing quarantine.

About 77% of American teachers are women. About 75% of American lawmakers are white men - like Senator Kennedy. Until Kennedy - a privileged millionaire - spends a week in a classroom with dozens of coughing, sneezing kids, he can kiss my ass.

Trump botching coronavirus response weighs on GOP political polls

Officials begin to roll back reopenings as COVID-19 cases explode