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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

You may not want to hear it, but make no mistake: this is a Trump problem. He is bumbling his way through this crisis, with no thought or regard to the spread of the virus, nor the deaths that result.

He's sent many conflicting messages, most of which focus on the stock market, the success of the wealthy, and his own re-election.  He didn't take it seriously until it was too late (to wit, he called it a "hoax" and was dismissive of it early on), and claims he is in no way responsible for... anything.  Yet, he was the one who neutered most science organizations and research, and dismantled the office established specifically to combat a pandemic.

And then there's Desantis, Florida's governor, who can't get out of his own way. He waited far too long to close beaches (and never did!) and declare a state of emergency.  And currently is acting as indecisive as you can imagine, making contradictory statements - sometimes on the same day.  I see two issues here: he's trying his best to protect Florida's tourism at the expense of the long term health of it, and he wants to appease the Trump (one would assume that this is because Trump has made clear he wants people to laud him or he will withhold aid).

This is a time for action, and for solid leadership. They are failing us on all counts.

My thoughts on the confusion that comes from those in power

Monday, March 30, 2020

The party of no, the one that is so pro life, the one that promotes gun violence as a solution for everything, the one that can't really be bothered to try and help Americans dying from this virus, is at it again.

There's a cruise ship that was off the coast of Chile. Cases of the virus were reported on board among passengers and crew. Chile denied them access to the port.

They anchored while looking for another port. More cases. Some deaths.

They finally got port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to agree to let the ship dock, subject to a number of rules, and that the owner of the line would pay for any expenses.

People in the area objected, but they pressed ahead.

Then the Panama Canal Zone said no. Can't pass through. More days pass. More people get sick.

Finally Panama agreed to allow the ship to pass "for humanitarian reasons" and it either has gone through, or will soon.

In any case, the city and port started putting up new rules for the ship to dock.

And then the governor. A trump loving republican. Decided the ship can't come to Florida because we can't have other people coming here.

Some are Americans. Some are sick. Regardless, there are dead and dying on board.

And the party of pro life says "nah. We don't want you here. Good luck"

Again. Why does anyone believe a single word they espouse?

Though I'm sure Republican Jesus (TM) would probably approve.

More on the turds in office.

During the debate over the stimulus bill, Dems introduced a provision to allow for vote-by-mail, so people don't have to risk coronavirus exposure to exercise their right to vote.

Many of the Rs objected, but none more than the dotard.  He called into his favorite talk show (you know cause he's not busy doing anything important) and was setup with a question  about "special interest projects" added to coronavirus relief bills.

"The things they had in there were crazy. They had levels of voting that if you ever agreed to it you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again."

Yep. Voting would oust republicans. That's what he said. 

But he's not alone. Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted that "Universal vote by mail would be the end of our republic as we know it." Ah yes the old dog whistle about anyone other than rich white people voting.  

And in related news, last year House Democrats introduced a bill making Election Day a holiday for federal workers and "providing election administration assistance." 

You probably remember that Moscow Mitch poopooed it as a "power grab" by Democrats. 

Nah. You can't have people voting. That's bad.  

Short. Sweet. To the point. That's the beauty Dave's iPhone. 

Remind me again why anyone votes for these turds?

Sunday, March 29, 2020

If you can’t see how trump is actively working to keep us all in the dark, to allow Americans to die, then there is no hope for you.

Biden ad

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Seeing this story, here's an idea: let's start with trump as the grandpa who's willing to risk his life, as sort of a test case.

And once we see how it works out, we can go from there.

Anyone know if he's interested?

By the way, wasn’t it this same group of people who warned of “death panels” under Obamacare? And now they’re making unilateral decisions without even having the decency of a panel.

These folks are unreal. Why anyone. Any. One. Votes for these old white guys with the stupidest motivations is beyond me...

I have an idea about a volunteer...

Sunday, March 22, 2020

This. He’s unfit, and should be removed from office.

SE Cupp compares Trump crisis response to Obama and Bush

Not that there haven’t been others, but this one, at a moment where we need someone to lead and reassure us all that things will work out, he fails miserably.  Heck tell us we’re Americans and we’re resilient.  Tell us you have a plan.  Heck, talk about how you great you are.  But whatever you do, don’t dismiss the question, and move on.

“What can you do to reassure Americans?”

“You’re a terrible reporter”

If we apply he logic that he only says things to apply to him, then he’s a terrible occupier of the Oval Office.  Cause he ain’t (and has never been) a president.

He’s unfit and inept.

How anyone can still support this reality tv persona and expect he’s doing *anything* other than being that persona, how they can believe this isn’t only about ego and their own ignorance....sigh.  This is what we’ve become.  The great nation that has mostly been stewarded by people who would stand tall in big moments and tell us we will get through this, who believed in American exceptionalism, has mostly succumbed to this con man is only in it for himself.

I know, I’m yelling into the wind. Facts are your face, yet you ignore them and list n to whatever shit spills out of his mouth.

This should be the moment where people realize he’s not fit to lead