Open Thread | Out In The Real World, A COVID-19 Nightmare

This story is far too common in this country.😠😠

Prayers for the family🙏🙏🙏

Excellent ad. More of this from Team Biden.👏

So, the majority of the country understands science.

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51 Responses to Open Thread | Out In The Real World, A COVID-19 Nightmare

  1. rikyrah says:

    Watching Maddow.

    Back to the outbreak at the Smithfield plant in South Dakota.

    Got 800 tested positive.

    But, the Governor who won’t issue a stay-at-home order, is now saying that there is no need to test the other people at the plant.😠😠

    These lowdown, no good muthaphuckas 😠😠

  2. eliihass says:

    “..I also want to say that our governor has been pretty fair with the black business community in particular, so I don’t have a side to choose…”

    -Killer Mike
    Suddenly mealy-mouthed, self-serving coward, demurring, parsing, tap-dancing and dodging.. when asked to make a pronouncement on his GOP governor – the loathsome, voter-suppressing, election-stealing, crooked, money before lives even in a pandemic, Brian Kemp..

    Killer Mike, the selectively faux-hardline, ‘purity’, faux-progressive, Bernie head-black surrogate, who’s never had a problem endlessly attacking/maligning the ‘anti-black, self-enriching, neoliberal war criminal’ Obamas..

    Same Killer Mike who joined in with the endless attacks, smears against the the unelected black FLOTUS for the high crime of being decent/responding graciously to a fellow former/president that she’s required by protocol to sit next to at every national event for the rest of both their lives.. and she’s still maligned to this day by Killer Mike’s Bernie-posse, with a still photo passed around as proof-positive that she’s part of the ‘cabal of neoliberal war criminals’, for a fleeting side hug at the opening of the Smithsonian NMAAHC, which Bush43 approved funds and gave the green light for..

    But suddenly, cat’s not only got ‘progressive purist’ Killer Mike’s tongue when it comes to the despicable Brian Kemp.. cowardly crickets … except that he’s even praising Kemp as being ‘fair’ with ‘the blacks’.. in freaking Georgia..

    Can’t make this stuff up..

  3. Liza says:

    Oh, but didn’t the richest man in the universe donate 100 million dollars to food banks this month? Roughly what he had sitting on his nightstand, more than likely. Maybe the mf’er should pay taxes and then we wouldn’t have to heap praise on him for spreading a few crumbs. This has gotten beyond insane, the extreme income inequality and the belief that billionaires should not be taxed.

  4. rikyrah says:

    From Public Policy Analyst George Chidi about Georgia’s re-opening:

    … Kemp is looking forward to the fiscal discussion in 2021 and 2022, when all of this really starts to hit. He got elected by out-yahooing the field. His base has been trained to view government spending as a crime, and he knows that he becomes politically vulnerable to an attack if he raises taxes. He is not capable of delivering a nuanced message around necessity, because his base doesn’t know how to hear it.

    The state is staring at one million unemployment applications. It probably cannot pay those over six months. The unemployment fund has a reserve of about $2.6 billion. Last week it paid out about $42 million — which is about three times as much as it usually does. That figure will double in two weeks, give or take. Maybe more.

    At that rate, the fund is empty in about 28 weeks. Probably less. Even if things improve later, that fund will run dry in a year, because unemployment isn’t going to return to 5 percent for a long time…

    If there’s no state order calling for businesses to be closed, the people who are unemployed can no longer claim that their unemployment is involuntary, even if it would be utter idiocy for them to return to work. A hairdresser or a massage therapist cannot maintain social distance. But they can certainly file for relief … unless the law says they can work.

    “Gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schools & massage therapists.”

    Not banks. Not software firms. Not factories. Not schools.

    It is no coincidence that the businesses on this list are staffed by relatively poor people. Because that’s who he wants off the unemployment rolls. And if they die … well, they’re mostly black people, or Asian, and poor, and an acceptable political loss for a Republican governor

  5. rikyrah says:

    I don’t know if you know about this. But, Naomi Campbell is doing a series on YouTube called Naomi Unfiltered.

    Yesterday’s guests were Venus and Serena.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Really in his feelings that the Governor of Maryland got those tests from South Korea, and made it known that’s how he got the tests.😒😒

  7. Liza says:

    One of God knows how many reasons why the geriatrics need to go and a new generation must lead.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊

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