Another tragic milestone

< p class=”is-empty-p”> # Country, Other Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths World 29,713,885 +274,927 938,362 +5,916 1 USA 6,787,160 +35,460 200,159 +1,159 200,000 plus.  And still going up.

Another Trump Pundit Leaves the Sinking Ship

(This was previously posted under an offensive title. I apologize for that.) I almost never read WaPo house conservative Henry Olsen. He’s not as bad as Marc Thiessen, but the two of them do hang out together at the kool-aid water fountain. Olsen refused to see anything nefarious in the sabotage of the Postal Service,…

RNC night four features another Trump speech. Prebuttals say it all

I can’t really watch the Trump speech tonight considering how much I’ve already been exposed to the same nonsense. I actually am more concerned about Russian amphibious assault exercises in the Baltic and the reinforcement of Gotland island by Sweden (lest you think that’s trivial, there’s a US SpecOps unit there). However, there are prebuttal…

what, another Trump Presser? LiveBlog

“To Joe, I would say stop playing politics with the virus. Too serious. Partisan politics has no place here,” the president says while delivering an attack on his election opponent from the White House briefing room. Expect a brag on the Israel UAE agreement, a dodge on sabotaging the postal service, and workshopping on attacking Biden-Harris….

yet another Trump presser – more chicken-in-every-pot promises

Q: What do you mean by an “invasion” in the suburbs if VP Joe Biden is elected? President Trump: “They're going to destroy suburbia. And 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities.  They say 35 percent, but I like to cut it lower. This one’s importance is in opposition to the Biden-Harris joint…

Today Trump tried killing Social Security with another Executive Order stunt

Deranged Trump syndrome: a dictatorial Trump now confronts his losing with even more autocratic attempts to consolidate power. Sabotaging the postal service to thwart voting…plus another attempt to loot social security.  Republican scorched earth on the way to the bunker. This defunds Medicare. This defunds Social Security. Tax collection is just deferred. You’ll still owe…

Another betrayal: Republicans sabotage COVID talks so Trump can sign meaningless executive order

The Senate has adjourned for the weekend, after refusing to negotiate with Democrats for a desperately-needed COVID-19 relief bill. Democrats had compromised, agreeing to come down yet again to $2 trillion spent to help the country through the worst health and economic crisis in our nation's history. It’s just too expensive, Republicans say. For context, the GOP Tax Scam—a 2017 giveaway to the…

Another Trump Presser: more raw animal magnetism and 157,690 deaths

Live Blog below: Trump to hold press conference today at 5:30 in briefing room Apparently they’ve given up trying to announce it for 5pm. Will Trump show up on time? Will there be medical professionals there, or generals to affirm yesterday’s “attack” in Beirut? Trump on Obama's speech at John Lewis's funeral: "I thought it…

Trump Presser – more of the same – another sideshow with few questions

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the hydroxycholorquine hype. x x YouTube…