Open Thread | Maybe People Had Time To Think During The Pandemic

We have states: Montana, South Carolina, who are turning down Federal dollars for unemployment.

The latest from the right -wing is that the Unemployment Benefits are too generous, and people don’t want to work.

I call bullshyt on that. People have had time to think, and they aren’t willing to work jobs for shyt wages and no benefits. Folks also forget to add that people don’t want to work jobs that have UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS. Now, what about the accusation of there not being workers applying for these shyt jobs. That might very well be true. After all, I will remind these same folks that they were the -OPEN THE ECONOMY NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC -people. The official COVID DEATH TOLL is now approaching 600,000. There was a study released last week that said that number was too low. That the real number could possibly reach 900,000!

900,000!!!

 

Whether it’s 600k up to 900k…

 

THOSE PEOPLE WORKED SOMEWHERE.

And, then, what about the people who didn’t die from COVID, but that life altering physical conditions because of COVID, and are now among the disabled?
There are MILLIONS in this category. We have just begun to study them.

Then, there are those who were like, “well a majority of those were Senior Citizens.”

Well, guess what a lot of those Elders did? What they provided?

Low-cost to free childcare for their families.

There is a reason why the statistics for job loss during this pandemic have skewed in such a gendered way- WOMEN have shouldered the brunt of the job losses, because women have had to deal with what happened to their children.

Schools are not fully open, and neither is childcare. These are very real issues  facing working mothers all across this country.

Tired of people who wanted to OPEN THE ECONOMY before it was ready.

Wanted to open schools before they were ready..

Now, want to force people back into low paying jobs with no benefits under UNSAFE WORKING.

No, I don’t think so.😠😠😠

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.

Kevonstage😂😂😂

 

 


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Open Thread | Moscow Mitch Has Said the Quiet Part Out Loud

For those in the MSM who continue to push that ‘why doesn’t the President do more for bi-partisanship, Moscow Mitch has given you the answer:

That’s right. Moscow Mitch has said the quiet part, out loud, AGAIN.

If this sounds familiar, then you have 46 reminding you why:

Yes, he said the same thing about 44.

Many of us have said that what we aren’t going to do is pretend that the Republicans Haven’t acted how they have since 2009, beginning the night Barack Obama was inaugurated. We are going to react to them based on their actions, and not on some MSM ‘both sides, let’s do bi-partisanship where that means watering down excellent legislation’.

Nope 😡

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Open Thread | How to View Things

I have been struggling with coming up with topics. I saw a tweet this week that said that cable news viewership is down. I believe it. People Want normal back. They want sanity back.

It’s weird. Trying to go back. Trying to release the tension that was bottled up for four years.

Just thought that I would spread some good news.

And show why ELECTIONS MATTER!

 

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.

 

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Open Thread | So, The President Laid Out His Vision For The Country

And, I loved the speech.🤗

 


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Open Thread | The President Checking In At 100 Days

Well tonight, the President of the United States is going to address the American People.

It’s been 100 days.

And, what has it brought us? It’s brought us competence. It’s brought us people who actually don’t want to kill us. It’s brought us people who will raise America’s standing in the world.

I believe, in all my heart, if Dolt45 had won, we would be India and Brazil right now. Make absolutely no mistake about it. That is where we were heading.

I’m so grateful to be fully vaccinated. I’m grateful and happy everytime I read someone saying that they have been vaccinated. It’s an additional jolt of hope.

I am thankful that 46 and his team have learned the lessons from the GQP and their actions from 2009, and are acting accordingly. They did so with the COVID Relief Bill, and are doing so with the JOBS Act. Pay them no mind. They are no sincere. They could have done this when they had all both Houses of Congress and the White House, and they didn’t. They didn’t, because they have no interest in governing. They have no interest in investing in this country and its people. So, 46 and Team, pay them no mind, and just go forward with the JOBS Act. The American people don’t give two shyts about bi-partisanship. They just want good legislation that will help this country. And good jobs, helping to rebuild this country, that can’t be outsourced, and 90% of which will go to folks without a college degree? That’s something that the country can get behind.

 

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Open Thread | As We Try to Reclaim Our Lives

Saw this tweet this past weekend.

All of the covers were good, but one was haunting:

The patriarch is in blue. He is mourning his wife, who didn’t make it through. The rest of the family is able to visit him because they all have been vaccinated- see the Band-Aids.

So much Power in a picture 😢😢😢

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Weekend Open Thread

Good morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.

 

Awe😍😍

😢😢😢

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Open Thread | So…They Had a Hearing About the New Jim Crow..

And the GQP decided to try and question Stacey Abrams about it. As well as others.

It did not go well.

 

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