Jeff Stahler for June 26, 2020

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    RAGs  almost 4 years ago

    And, since it wasn’t bad enough for Trump, his administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act. Now that more people need it, it is more noticeable.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  almost 4 years ago

    PRESIDENTIAL NOTE TO SELF: Make sure you put on the SP-2020 sunscreen to prevent getting burned between now and November. Pay little attention to the Kung-Fu Flu described in this book written by a Democrat.

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    Concretionist  almost 4 years ago

    Outside is safer. Not “safe” but safer.

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    sandpiper  almost 4 years ago

    The stunningly rapid surge in new CV-19 infections might have been slowed had people not ignored the ‘isolation and mask’ recommendations. A sideshow barker once said, Well folks, you pays yer money and takes yer chances. Sounds OK until you realize one choice is death.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    After seeing a news article about people getting covid at a birthday party and the grandparents dying, I cancelled out on a friend’s July 4th party. They don’t believe in covid.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  almost 4 years ago

    And then the 10 family members gathered closely around the birthday cake… no!

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    Here in AZ Gov. Doug Ducey is defending indoor political rallies of thousands of people without masks, even as he said the only way Arizona will stop the upward trend of infections is if people mask up and stay home. AZ is leading all states in spike to the most cases of Covid-19. This 84 year old primary care taker of my wife is terrified beyond terror. We may not live to even vote in November!

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    Bookworm  almost 4 years ago

    It’s not a horror novel; it’s a farce. A horrible farce, I admit, but it would be hilarious if the consequences weren’t so dire.

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    dflak  almost 4 years ago

    The problem with the Covid-19 virus is that it didn’t read the guidelines for reopening. It’s not playing by Trump’s rules. It’s playing by Mother Nature’s rules.

    Let’s look at the numbers. In May, both the United States and the European Union peaked with about 30,000 new infections per day.

    Since then the EU has steadily declined and has leveled off at 4,000 cases per day for the past several weeks.

    The United States, under Trump’s “enormously great” leadership is still holding at around the 30,000 infections per day level. That’s 7 to 8 times the EU rate.

    Call it fake news if you want. I call it solid math and science . I also call it damning evidence on how much the Federal Government, under Trump, has failed its citizens.

    Or maybe it’s the citizens failing ourselves: enough of us listened to Trump and followed his example and see where it has led us.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member almost 4 years ago

    I don’t know why this disaster of an opening should be a surprise to folk.. after all, trump is still leading it.

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    sandpiper  almost 4 years ago

    And today Buttercup announced an attempt to cancel current health care plans. Might not contribute directly to more CV-19 cases, but will certainly contribute to the numbers of people who will no longer be able to defend themselves against it for lack of medical care along with their incomes and homes.

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    Michael G.  almost 4 years ago

    “Come to our beautiful, sandy beaches! Go home, spread infection, and die!

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    Radish the wordsmith  almost 4 years ago

    The murderously stupid Trump admin has spread the deadly virus all over the country.

    I assume they know that is what they are doing, the evidence supports it.

    Once Republicans are out of office reparations should be demanded.

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    gammaguy  almost 4 years ago

    @Banjo Gordy: “We may not live to even vote in November!”

    And I’ll bet nobody in government has even considered the possibility that someone could submit a mail-in ballot and then die before election day.

    But once the votes are counted, I’ll bet some will make that claim in an attempt to invalidate votes, even though there’s no legal way to match individual votes to individual voters.

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    dflak  almost 4 years ago

    Pence said that the Trump was doing a “remarkable job” dealing with the pandemic.

    It’s so “remarkable” that our infection rate is 8 times that of the European Union. In fact, Americans are now banned from going to the EU because we are “disease ridden” (can you say MAGA?).

    My kid had a “remarkable” report card: all Fs.

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    dflak  almost 4 years ago

    Sometimes A follows B by sheer coincidence. However when a very large number of A’s follow a very large number of B’s, that is called cause and effect.

    Follow the spikes and then back off two weeks – Memorial Day and the various “re-openings.”

    While there may be some truth to warm weather and sunshine diminishing the potency of the virus, those “rules” don’t apply indoors.

    The good news is that the virus has not mutated. The bad news is the virus has not mutated; it is every bit as infectious as ever. It doesn’t care that everyone is sick and tired dealing with it.

    The virus is an atheist: it does not know that it is one of God’s creatures but it will act like one.

    The virus is apolitical: it doesn’t care what political party you belong to.

    The virus is non-racist: it seems to affect the poor more than the rich, but since poverty follows racial lines a disproportionate number of minorities are affected.

    The virus does discriminate on age: older people are more likely to suffer greater effects from the disease, however the “wisdom of age” (in other words, us old farts are smart enough to stay at home when we can, practice social distancing and wear masks), keeps the numbers down.

    The virus will do what it will do regardless of what we want it to do. It is a force of nature, like gravity. If I get sick and tired of holding something and I let go, it WILL fall.

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