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A couple of days ago, alleged congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene sent a letter to Joe Biden. I read it; you don’t have to. Unless you read at a third-grade level or worse, it might be hard for you to follow. It essentially boils down to “Wuhan lab … Chinese-made virus...

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  • June 6, 2021

Trump Sued by Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition Over ‘China Virus’ … and the CACRC wants Trump to cough up $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States. 29 other suits now currently in action against previous guy. Likely Trump will pay off in Bitcoin or NFTs. More pathetic are right-wing Indians reacting...

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  • May 21, 2021

Fuck this guy: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a noted vaccine skeptic, has once again cast doubt on the effort to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus on conservative radio ― this time by using real information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has repeatedly been cited out of...

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  • May 10, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

So you probably heard that Benito Shit-giggles is trying to overturn our election, and he’s sent Four Seasons Total Lawyering founder Rudy Giuliani out to the wastelands to do his bidding. And you probably saw some of that fake hearing in which Rudy — screwy-as-an-Argentine-bluebird-duck’s-penis Rudy Focking Giuliani — tried...

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  • December 9, 2020

Trump’s flailing and the lies just keep on coming. x “Why did he call it a hoax if he’s not lying?” ⁦@PressSec⁩ NO ANSWER. pic.twitter.com/jlw7pc421v— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 9, 2020 x Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly. He knew it was not a hoax. And he knew it...

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  • September 10, 2020

No, I am NOT being Chuck “Bothsiderist” Todd, but I need to tell you all about the descent into the rabbit hole that the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has taken.  I’m pulling for Amy McGrath.  I really am.  But I’m not the only one who has noticed the blatant...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 2020

Even as curves have bent, the numbers are still too high, and the 36-65,000 death toll from Trump’s inaction remains part of the 114,000 US death toll. x 9-June #COVID19 regional Case Progress charts for US states. 23 out of 52 (1 more than yesterday) have 7-day average daily counts...

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  • June 10, 2020

George Stephanopoulos interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders and Trump's spokesman Peter Navarro. Watch this re-clipped video with Bernie taking down Navarro on every single point. Bernie Sanders takes down Peter Navarro x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. There are times you wish the host of the Sunday morning shows...

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  • May 18, 2020

The new death toll cited by Trump is now 95,000, up from zero, then 50-60,000, then 60-70,000. x President Trump: “This is going to go away without a vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/EKcZENl4rS— CSPAN (@cspan) May 8, 2020 TRUMP: “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go...

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  • May 8, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020

273 days left in the cluster of incompetence that is the Trump regime. Was Trump and Fox News hyping hydroxychloroquine really a pump and dump scheme? HHS Secretary Alex Azar tapped Brian Harrison, a trusted aide who joined the government after running a dog-breeding business for six years . For a few critical weeks, the...

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  • April 23, 2020

Live Blog below — Who knew the flu ended World War I and had it on their bingo card? 5:00* PM EDT (*now announced for 530pm) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Howell Raines “We’ve been presented with a sinister whirlwind of doubletalk.” Trump is...

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  • April 20, 2020

Kudos to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite for highlighting this: President Donald Trump has taken to attacking Joe Biden and the World Health Organization over the coronavirus and China, but a thorough review of Trump’s very recent record of public comments is very damning for him — especially when compared with Biden’s. In the space...

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  • April 19, 2020

How many deaths would you condone in order to liberate your state’s economy? When you admit to an acceptable number of deaths you have already lost the argument. Crimes against humanity are on the horizon for Individual-1. x Huge bump in coronavirus in states without stay at home orders. Oklahoma...

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  • April 18, 2020

Escape (to) Wisconsin (and Michigan and Pennsylvania): Trump campaign hypes sinophobic anti-Biden ads because that’s what 2020 in the swing states will be about. Because a squinting Biden with this hands together doesn’t seem at all stereotypical. And isn’t the border of China at Chinatown. Trump's Super PAC just bought...

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  • April 16, 2020

I often find, in history as well as in current events, that having a timeline can be very useful in sorting out just what happened and when, and for judging claims made later on. It is, unfortunately, impossible to do a full timeline on Trump’s mishandling, misadministration, and maladministration of...

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  • April 15, 2020

I have some more suggested reading for you all. The Jewish Insider released a piece late last week profiling the upcoming U.S. Senate race in South Carolina between incumbent U.S. Senator, Leningrad Lindsey Graham (R. SC), and former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman, Jaime Harrison (D. SC). The race is...

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  • April 14, 2020

I knew Trump would be a disaster, but I didn’t expect his feckless fucknuttery to cut this close to the bone. “Make America Great Again” — a slogan that was always laughable on its face — now seems like a cruel practical joke, and we’re left wondering how we’re going...

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  • April 13, 2020

Yes, he foisted Sarah Palin on our national politics, which was a little like bringing an uncooked moose to a dinner party instead of a nice insouciant, oaky cabernet. But Steve Schmidt, the veteran Republican campaign strategist who guided John McCain’s 2008 presidential run, now speaks the truth. And he’s not pulling...

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  • April 11, 2020

Do you want to know why the Chinese government survives. Because they do thing slike during the crisis in Wuhan the government tracked down and punished price gougers severely. Legend has it that many of them were shot (may not be true but I think many Chinese people believe it)....

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  • April 4, 2020

The 2.2 million death toll cited by Trump that would occur without any mitigation will become a meme so that the quarter million death toll won’t seem so high. We’re not going to know the real numbers much like Puerto Rico, until much later. So much disinformation in today’s COVID-19...

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  • March 30, 2020

There’s moron-in chief and then there are morans(sic) on the ground. x Trump dismissing both #ClimateChange AND #Coronavirus as hoaxes. Juxtaposed for your consideration (courtesy of awesome young Sydney filmmaker Genevieve Wright: https://t.co/NqY44MDD5C). pic.twitter.com/RGgENa8lgA — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) March 26, 2020 x Imbecile Who Licked Toiletries on a Store...

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  • March 26, 2020
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This is a robbery in progress,” wrote David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect. “And it's not a bailout for the coronavirus. It's a bailout for 12 years of corp. irresponsibility that made these companies so fragile that a few weeks of disruption would destroy them” McConnell declaring a...

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  • March 26, 2020

Today Trump tried to avoid being contradicted while still on stage, and fled before experts spoke. 5pm ET — Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at www.whitehouse.gov/… Live Blog below,  these things are only supposed to last 30 minutes, depending on Trump’s mood. They often start as late as...

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  • March 25, 2020

Our rapturous Secretary of State not only insists on calling the coronavirus by the racist monicker “Wuhan virus,” he’s trying to force the G7 foreign ministers to go along: UK Independent:  Coronavirus: Mike Pompeo insists G7 use 'Wuhan Virus' – but world officials refuse Ministers of the G7 – the...

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  • March 25, 2020

Jake Tapper: “It’s not all bad news”. There’s no way of knowing the false sense of security that Trump’s declaration created one month ago, that “15 cases will soon be zero”. The Trump goal remains reelection, if only to evade indictment, and the key is trying to resurrect the economy,...

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  • March 25, 2020

This fucking guy: Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is under fire for what is being regarded as juvenile rhetoric while the Senate is in gridlock over a stimulus package. In a tweet on Sunday night, Cornyn sniped at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — who explained why Senate Democrats voted...

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  • March 24, 2020

Not since the plague, also known as the Black Death, arrived in Europe in the early 1300s has the human population been more vulnerable to exotic disease. Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60% of the population of Europe.  With international transport of people and goods, dense...

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  • March 20, 2020

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus has overtaken China's in a stark illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States. “Italy has world's second oldest population, 87% of those killed by COVID-19 are over 70”. Italy’s population is 4% of China’s. There will be waves in this pandemic,...

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  • March 19, 2020

This fucking idiot is making Ted Cruz look like the smart one: x Sen. John Cornyn: “China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats & snakes & dogs & things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has...

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  • March 19, 2020

The Federal government excels at producing documents, in this case the head of the Executive Branch “looked the other way until it was too late.” This not-yet-released HHS report on COVID-19 projects an 18-month-long tsunami of nationwide disease and death. The Trump administration could’ve stemmed the tide but looked the...

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  • March 18, 2020

The New York Times reported this on Friday, but it seems we all missed it: China Spins Tale That the U.S. Army Started the Coronavirus Epidemic It seems that back in October China held Military War Games in Wuhan — a kind of Olympics for armies — and the US...

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  • March 15, 2020

The screams and demands to shut everything down to stop CVID-19 can have a bitter echo to the young. Right now data suggests those under 50 and especially those under 30 are at little risk beyond a moderate case of the flu. The risk falls disproportionately on those 65 or...

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  • March 15, 2020

As the federal government’s own health officials warn that the novel coronavirus outbreak is bound to get worse, the Trump administration is refusing to amend its 2021 budget request, which seeks to slash Health and Human Services’ funding by $9.5 billion. The proposed cuts include a 15 percent ($1.2 billion) reduction in the CDC’s...

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  • March 12, 2020

Lowest Common Denominator Disinformation continues at Fox News, as they report on official attempts by Mike Pompeo and others calling COVID-19 a “Chinese Covid” or “Wuhan Virus”  The media framing at Fox News seems to have been now directed as sinophobic tropes, with an accompanying CT that COVID-19 is a...

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  • March 10, 2020

Fascinating short piece in Washington Monthly about the disinformation that the GOP will try to wage against Biden’s health even as GuapoTrumpHaus(Blanco) IMPOTUS* seems to be the real cognitive invalid. During a town hall on Fox News Thursday night, Trump once again alluded to the idea that Biden is unfit for office. While...

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  • March 8, 2020

More GOP stunts rather than action. Trump continues to emit a cloud of disinformation about the lag in testing which because of a lag in data is causing public anxiety. Example: CDC says there are 80 cases (there are 158). (CNN) President Donald Trump sought to lay blame on the Obama administration for slowing down...

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  • March 5, 2020

Referring to a Trumpian “(w)hole of government approach” Pence is using the WH briefing room to dispense some disinformation where there are now 100 cases (Pence claimed 43 cases) touting a “low risk” (of dying) even as WHO calls the situation (of transmission) a “high risk” one. More Trumpian low-balling claiming...

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  • March 2, 2020

As a second US citizen (also in Washington State) dies from COVID-19, the Trump lies continue. A reminder that actual Trumpian truth happens only under oath. Trump had brought it on himself. He had sued a reporter, accusing him of being reckless and dishonest in a book that raised questions...

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  • March 2, 2020

Full disclosure: I know very little about viruses — but I don’t think this is how viruses work. Today, at a White House meeting with U.S. governors, Trump said there’s no real need to worry about the coronavirus that's currently worrying doctors, epidemiologists, medical researchers, CDC staffers, pretty much all of...

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  • February 10, 2020

thehill.com/… This is the headline from The Hill. Lawmakers frustrated with lack of emergency funds for coronavirus The Trump administration does not plan to request emergency funding from Congress to respond to the coronavirus, a frustration for lawmakers and experts who argue it is better to be overprepared than underprepared...

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  • February 9, 2020

The CDC has been monitoring the coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China since August of 2019. The virus did not make the news until December of 2019. The virus causes respiratory illness. Virus can only live outside of the body anywhere from seconds to 48 hours.  The Mayo Clinic describes on...

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  • February 9, 2020

I’m editing this so as to start with the most important information: The best prevention advice is to WASH YOUR HANDS. FREQUENTLY. See the diary and comments for more details. WaPo reports that we have the first US coronavirus case where the patient hasn’t recently been to China: Federal health...

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  • January 30, 2020
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