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March 26, 2020

Indy 500 has been postponed until August 23. Anyone ever been in Indianapolis in August? Coronavirus may be under control but spectators may die of heatstroke.

 

Jay Inslee said Trump said during a call with Governors that Donald’s administration was willing to be a “backup” during coronavirus crisis, but the  Washington Governor. responded “We don’t need a backup, we need a Tom Brady.” Uh, a Tom Brady?

Not a Russell Wilson?

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that people who fly into Texas from NYC area OR New Orleans will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Well, good thing airplanes are the only way to travel in US…. And that Texas doesn’t share a border with Louisiana.

 

Watched White House briefing today.   Anyone else watching feel after Trump exits the room like they need a shower?

 

Let’s be very clear, many of the (mostly red) states without large outbreaks (so far) are those with lowest population density in USA, with correspondingly low contributions to our GNP. So those are the states Trump wants to reopen to fix our economy?

Apparently Trump has states bidding and competing against each other for medical equipment and supplies. Does Donald think this is some sick reality show called “Coronavirus Apprentice”?

Learned something new. Before I blocked a twitter bot saw the new narrative that Hillary is just propping up Joe Biden so that he will name her VP & she can finally become President. Wonder if they’ll claim she cooked up this plan in a pizza parlor.

Dr. Fauci with Trevor Noah is SO much of an improvement over Dr. Fauci with Donald Trump. Period.  (And wow, who knew the Dr. could actually smile.)

Dr. Fauci to Trevor Noah, “right now today as we speak there is no proven safe and effective method to cure coronavirus disease.” Fortunately Trump probably doesn’t know Comedy Central exists, so he won’t fire Fauci.”

Ivanka Trump posted a video of her children washing their hands, with $39 hand soap. What’s next, tomorrow she’ll tell us to eat $100 cakes?

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has ordered Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters in Arlington, VA closed as “non-essential.” So looking good for those who have Northam in Trump Governor Insult Bingo.

 

Let me be VERY clear about Trump blaming Obama for everything going wrong w/ US coronavirus response: Lies aside, if you take over as an executive, you might be able to blame problems on old boss for short time. But when you’ve been on job for over 3 years – the problem is YOURS.

And for all those who have been asking “Where is Joe Biden and why hasn’t he been speaking out?  I provide a link. The date to this op-ed, January 27, 2020.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/27/coronavirus-donald-trump-made-us-less-prepared-joe-biden-column/4581710002/

 

Opening daze

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020. All baseball fans marked our calendars – Opening Day for MLB.  And for the first time ever, all teams after Opening day will be undefeated.

 

Saints coach, Sean Payton, who says he’s been “cleared,” ie still quarantineed but has almost recovered from coronavirus, is  now spreading the word about social distancing.  “We try asking nicely….and then you still see behavior that makes you upset. Just picture everyone’s got a hand grenade on ’em — how about that? So stay away from everybody.

 

A construction worker at the site of new Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas has tested positive for coronavirus.

Must. Not. Make. Joke. About, How. No. One. Connected. To Raiders. Could. Catch. Anything.

Some Republicans want to ban abortions during Coronavirus pandemic as non-essential surgeries. So surely they would agree that we should also ban filling non-essential prescriptions like Viagra.

 

So now that Trump has tweeted “Congratulations America,” over the stimulus bill, who in the White House is going to tell Donald this doesn’t mean he can golf this weekend?

Two cruise ships with 30 sick on board will dock in Miami tomorrow. Can they be quarantined at Mar-A-Lago?

 

So looking at the death toll in New York City Trump really is killing people in the middle of Fifth Avenue and getting away with it.

As Trump talks about withholding aid from states who aren’t “nice” to him, who knew that letting him get away with quid pro quo on the Ukraine would have consequences?

Trump claimed he wanted to see Romeo & Juliet tonight at Kennedy Center, how about he just reads opening paragraph. Especially these lines:

“From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean?”

I thought this was a joke. It’s not. German media reports G7 leaders can’t agree on coronavirus statement because Pompeo is pushing to call it the “Wuhan virus.” How about a compromise, let’s call it “Wuhan/Trump virus?”

Once again, if someone could convince Trump that ventilators were needed to blow air to keep the New York Stock Exchange open there would be 50,000 ventilators delivered to Wall Street tonight.

Rachel Maddow talking about why Trump won’t federalize the medical equipment supply chain. Sadly, I think we know why….it might prevent his donors, friends and maybe family from profiting off this pandemic. With Donald it’s ALWAYS follow the money.

Also per Maddow,  Mississippi’s governor issued executive order overriding local #StayAtHome orders, saying that all businesses can remain open. And not long ago we thought cities that kept Confederate statues were the biggest political embarrassment in today’s South.

It’s a lot easier on the soul to watch & comment on Joe Biden . He was talking about forgiving student debt for those in public service, about how “We talk about the kids who need opportunities as if they are somebody else’s children. They are ALL our children,” and “You’re seeing the soul of America right now. With ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

. Anyone who thinks Joe is losing it needs to find a tape of Wednesday’s entire hour. No joke. #BidenHappyHour

Biden also reminded us that 40% of hospitalizations for coronavirus are people between ages of 20 and 54. It’s not just protecting seniors, it’s self-preservation. #StayAtHome.