pandemic

Economist on Morning Joe displayed the obscene nature of inequality. The wealthy got much richer during the pandemic. It demonstrates a failed economic system. Pandemic exposes inequality further See full episodes here. Former investment banker Steven Rattner appeared on Morning Joe and displayed some eye-popping charts. It is imperative that Americans understand these charts. A...

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  • April 8, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

Normal, decent people were outraged when Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha killer charged with first-degree intentional homicide, was made into a right-wing celebrity. All of the videos we’ve seen of him are unpleasant, whether he’s shooting people, or punching a girl. Yet Tucker Carlson praised him. Failed actor Rick Schroeder put...

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  • January 29, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

A grumpy Trumpy arrived at his new domicile and got depressed over not having enough gaudy gold surroundings to remind him of his earlier, more randy life. In other news, Pence seems not to be ready to join the idiots trying to overturn the election, and the New York prosecutors...

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  • December 30, 2020

Meanwhile, Trump’s on the golf course today. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said on Tuesday that America has to assume that the coronavirus pandemic is going to get worse. The U.S. is already dealing with the worst month of the pandemic thus far. The nation surpassed 19...

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  • December 29, 2020

A very concerned Anand Giridharadas wonders where is the muscularity of Democrats as Republicans continue to fail on American pandemic relief. Giridharadas is right to be concerned x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Anand said he was nearly brought to tears listening to the pain of a woman...

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  • December 11, 2020

This fucking guy. I mean, really. CNN: It does not appear President Trump will participate in a side-event at the G20 virtual summit focused on pandemic preparedness. The event — which is due to begin this hour — will feature remarks from the leaders of Germany, France, South Korea and...

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  • November 21, 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a press release today (see image above) touting the Pustulent Pusillanimous Perjuring Paleface’s “accomplishments” in science in the past 4 years. Top of the list: ENDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Seriously. Maybe this is what CoS Mark Meadows had in mind...

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  • October 28, 2020

Like a cartoon dog in a burning room or a river in Egypt, we know Trump will spend his post-presidency looking for the real reasons he lost the election. America faces no issue more pressing than the coronavirus pandemic, and so the president has found the message that he believes will carry...

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  • October 26, 2020

Now this is a brilliant campaign strategy nine days before an election — give up! CNN: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that the US is “not going to control” the coronavirus pandemic, as cases surge across the country and nearly 225,000 Americans have died from the virus.   “We...

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  • October 25, 2020

The second actual debate could be three too many as we expect more of the same stunts despite a mute switch for the two-minute responses to questions. The GOP has telegraphed some of the debate’s tactical options including foreign interference, even as they whined after foreign policy wasn’t included as...

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  • October 22, 2020

The president believed he could wish the pandemic away even as he knew it was dangerous. It has come home to roost at the White House and beyond. The pandemic must be the undoing of Trump x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Brian Williams made a statement that made me...

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  • October 7, 2020

Trumpian reactionary claptrap, scapegoating the 1619 project so your attention is diverted to strength through joy. x Says the man who abducted toddlers from their parents and put them in cages. — David V. Johnson (@contrarianp) September 17, 2020 x Trump turning National Archives into another campaign prop, saying “the...

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  • September 18, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

The GOP keeps trying to rewrite history as a quarter-million deaths lie ahead with a failed policy, as if any death toll could be spun positively. 3 takeaways from the first night of the Republican National Convention 1. A promise of optimism, quickly abandoned The GOP claimed that this convention would be...

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  • August 25, 2020

Trump just said, and I quote: “absentee good, mail-in very very bad.” (Orange man… bad) President Donald Trump said the quiet part out loud, admitting he’s intentionally withholding money from the U.S. Postal Service to undermine its ability to handle mail-in voting in the 2020 election. “They need that money in...

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  • August 14, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), sat down with the Gwinnett Daily Post asking him how he would grade Donald Trump and U.S. Senator David Perdue’s (R. GA) response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ossoff didn’t hold back: When asked how he would grade the COVID-19 response, he said “F.”...

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  • August 9, 2020

The Huffington Post has a good piece about how Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the role it will play in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT): Republicans, who hold a slim three-seat majority in the Senate, considered Montana a safe...

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  • August 6, 2020

apnews.com/… Public approval of Donald Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic continues its death glide, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Poll. It is so sad that it takes the deaths of thousands of Americans each week to convince Trump’s devoted followers to abandon him. The poll finds that currently of 32% of voters...

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  • July 26, 2020

The land of flaming nitwits. More federal government shakedowns, courtesy of the GOP, complete with payoffs to try to get re-elected. x This may be the single greatest protest chant of all time…Please someone get some audio and play it as part of an on air segment 😂💀🙈 pic.twitter.com/XFr0mmOl0X— Jason...

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  • July 26, 2020

I love Paul Krugman. Reading his columns, even the gloomier ones, is one of the things I look forward to at the start of the day. Today’s column starts with a short blunt summary of how the Mangled Mago-face has responded to the virus: America Drank Away Its Children’s Future...

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  • July 14, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The ABC/Ipsos Poll shows a sharp drop in how people think Trump is handling the pandemic. The survey taken July 6-9 shows 67% disapprove and 33% approve. The same question showed 58% disapproved in the June 16-17 survey while 41% approved. Back in March, 55% approved, according to ABC/Ipsos....

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  • July 11, 2020

Ron DeSantis, who’s doing a fantastic job as the Joker’s top henchman but a horrible job as governor of Florida, has OD’d on his crazy pills again. The man who’s currently presiding over one of coronavirus’ favorite summer vacation spots wants to open the schools posthaste because … wait for it!...

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  • July 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D. CA-15), in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: When you're sick, you call a doctor. And now, as our country works to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it's high time we call a doctor...

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  • July 8, 2020

This is going to be a mess.  Worse than it is.   I noticed Teacherken  http://www.dailykos.com/… had an informative post up.  We are becoming the hot spot, literally for the Covid-19 Pandemic and it can only get worse.  The above quote under the pic  can be found here.   www.quotes.net/…It is his quote...

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  • June 29, 2020

US record for new COVID cases yesterday: 42,158 x New daily coronavirus cases are rising in 27 states, an NPR analysis shows. Here's the percent change compared to 2 weeks ago: Oklahoma: +255%Idaho: +176%Florida: +173%Arizona: +173%Texas: +169%https://t.co/EnrxwdSqtO— NPR (@NPR) June 25, 2020 x The pandemic is accelerating and is being...

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  • June 25, 2020

488 of his Marine One flights were transport to a Trump brand golf course or a rally. x Pres Trump has arrived at his golf club in Sterling, VA. By my count it's his 79th time there, second only to his 83 visits to his golf club in West Palm...

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  • June 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the People for the American Way: The coronavirus pandemic is impacting virtually every aspect of our lives – including our ability to participate in our democracy. We’ve already seen the impact that coronavirus has had on the primaries. We must ensure that moving forward, voters can...

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  • June 17, 2020

Fox News recently highlighted that Moscow Mitch is totally against the “defund the police” movement: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed the growing liberal momentum behind the “defund the police” movement as “outlandish.” His comments referenced the growing left-wing movement in cities such as Minneapolis — where George Floyd died last month in police custody...

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  • June 15, 2020

Oh really? When asked how President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic might impact her reelection race, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst was confident his response to the public health crisis will help her secure a second term. “I think the president has actually handled it quite well, so I...

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  • May 23, 2020

Absentee voting, which Trump and his family utilize every year, is critical during a pandemic. However, Trump just told the states of Nevada and Michigan that he is perfectly fine with thousands suffering and dying from the coronavirus because he plans to deliberately withhold needed aid to any state that expands absentee...

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  • May 20, 2020

People have now discovered that the Obama administration left the Trump administration a detailed pandemic response playbook, so there’s only one thing to do: Release the lying monkeys! Lie, my pretties! Lie! Trump and Kayleigh McEnany are now trying to dismiss the pandemic response plan Obama left for Trump as...

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  • May 14, 2020

Homeland security laws would have dramatically lessened the impact of COVID-19. The two most recent were prepared by the Trump White House in 2018.            I have a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland     Defense and Security,...

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  • May 11, 2020

Despite calls from Attorney General Bill Barr to reconsider the administration’s position, Donald Trump today reiterated his belief that the Supreme Court should strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety in response to a lawsuit brought by a group of Republican-controlled states. CNN: “We're not doing anything. In other...

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  • May 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jack Reed’s (D. RI) re-election campaign: First and foremost, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The spirit of community and the hard work of so many on the frontlines are a powerful reminder of our country's...

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  • May 2, 2020

A survey of nearly 23,000 Americans across every state shows Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic gets a lower rating than every governor in their own state.  While this is not too surprising considering none of the governors (to my knowledge) has mused about people being injected with cleaning fluids, it...

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  • April 30, 2020

Even without the daily COVID Taskforce presser, we get notable pieces of disinformation, such as VP Pence not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic, and Trump trying to bypass the WH press corps with a surprise press conference at 3 pm. Trump did repeat his usual misinforming claims about...

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  • April 29, 2020

Kudos to Elizabeth Meyer at Iowa Starting Line for capturing this: Iowa has the fourth-highest growth rate of coronavirus in the country and some of the nation’s largest numbers of cases per capita, yet in a recent interview with Breitbart, Sen. Joni Ernst said the state “has fared pretty well” during the pandemic....

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  • April 28, 2020

Trump still refers to the 1918 pandemic as happening in 1917 because he saw the recent war movie, which was not about the flu. Remember how he got the US to build a southern border fence by using “wall” as a mnemonic device for “immigrants”. Trump’s grandfather died in the...

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  • April 26, 2020

Well isn’t that special and kudos to Lauren McCauley at the Maine Beacon for capturing this: Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group and likely the largest single financial supporter of Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election, has been advising President Donald Trump throughout the COVID19 pandemic and...

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  • April 23, 2020

Sean Hannity will try to tell you that he took the coronavirus oh-so seriously all along. He recently said he never thought the mounting concern about the novel coronavirus was a hoax. And you know he’s serious by how many veins are visible in his neck and forehead when he...

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  • April 22, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Colorado: A central benefit of Obamacare, say its backers, is the national health care law’s requirement that insurance companies cannot deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. That’s particularly important now, they say, because COVID-19 is especially dangerous for people with underlying conditions, like...

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  • April 21, 2020

Kudos to Julia Conley at Common Dreams for capturing this: Three weeks after government watchdogs demanded the resignation of U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr following reports that both responded to briefings about the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic in late January by selling millions of dollars in stocks, critics slammed...

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  • April 18, 2020

A Pew Research Survey released today show 65% of Americans think Trump acted too slowly in addressing the coronavirus outbreak, that 66% worry that restrictions will be lifted too quickly, and 73% think the situation will get worse. http://www.people-press.org/… Fewer than half of Americans say Trump portrays coronavirus situation ‘about...

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  • April 16, 2020

I shoudn’t let it surprise, shock, or bother me, but the fact that Kentucky Republicans are politicizing the coronavirus pandemic makes me very angry.  We have already lost 23,000 people nationally, and we are most likely going to break a total of 100 deaths today in Kentucky.  But never let...

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  • April 13, 2020

So in case you didn’t know: U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s financial portfolio saw heavy trading during the month of March, a period during which Congress passed three different spending bills to address the spread of COVID-19 and the markets took a turn for the worse. The report lists 112 transactions,...

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  • April 8, 2020

Here is the TV ad that Moscow Mitch is running here in Kentucky: x x YouTube Video Yeah, Moscow Mitch “led” on biggest economic rescue in history.  He also has some swamp land on the Moon to sell you too.  And some hot tips on ENRON stock.  Do I need...

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  • April 7, 2020

The New York Times has a new piece out about how the coronavirus pandemic has been playing a big role not just in the Presidential election but also in down-ballot elections. Specifically in the battle for the U.S. Senate: Campaign officials and strategists are trying to carefully game out the...

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  • April 5, 2020

Chuck Todd did not pull any punches as he chronologically excoriated the President at the opening of Meet The Press for an incompetent pandemic response. Chuck Todd slams Trump hard at the opening x x YouTube Video While Chuck Todd did a great job, one wishes he had delved a bit...

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  • April 5, 2020
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