Weekend Open Thread

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

 
Go Dad👏👏

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Open Thread | COVID-19 Kills the Young Too😢😢

Do not live under the delusion that COVID-19 only kills the old.
Not true.
Read this Twitter thread.
Have your heart broken at the lives cut short. They had decades of life left. They should still be here.😢😢😢

COVID-19 doesn’t care about age. COVID-19 just wants to kill.

Wear a mask.
Do social distancing.
Wash your hands.
Stay away from risky situations.

 

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Open Thread | Your Mother Was Right- A Hard Head Makes for a Soft Behind

I have felt from the beginning that Karma was interested in teaching White America a lesson for selecting Dolt45. It wasn’t enough that their vessel for White Supremacy wasn’t just a national, but international embarrassment. Yet, even as he was proven to be an incompetent corrupt clown, the ‘economically anxious’ still clung to him, in their insistence that they had made the right choice in 2016.

This Twitter thread is TRUTH 👏:

 

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Open Thread | Open The Schools? Are👏You👏Kidding👏Me👏

I would love for the kids to back to school. I want Peanut back in schoo!. But, we need to be mindful of why schools closed in the first place. Those other countries cited as examples of why we should open ours—-THEY HANDLED THEIR BUSINESS AND TOOK CARE OF COVID-19. Their daily case load doesn’t look like America’s.😠😷😠😷

 

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Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this.
Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢

Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country.

You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏

 

RIP, Rev. Vivian, who died this week 🙏🙏🙏

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Open Thread | More About the Lingering After-Effects of COVID-19

People need to learn about what happens AFTER you are deemed ‘over’ COVID-19.

 

 

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Open Thread | COVID-19 and Black People in One of the Wealthiest Counties in America

Why has Prince George’s County been hit so hard? Can it really be about race? All about race? The economics would tell you otherwise, after all, this is one of the most successful counties in the country for African-American professionals. But, despite the money, you can’t run away from the problems that racism bring to your life.

It will never be lost on me that the ‘ OPEN THE ECONOMY’ people came screaming about 2.2 seconds after the data was released about who was disproportionately dying from COVID-19.
Black and Brown folks.

Yeah, I’m never going to forget that.

Maryland’s Prince George’s County is among nation’s wealthiest Black communities, but it leads state in coronavirus cases
By JEAN MARBELLA and NAOMI HARRIS
BALTIMORE SUN |
JUL 09, 2020 AT 10:32 AM

For a decade, Stephen B. Thomas has studied racial inequality from a research center at the University of Maryland. It happens to be located in one of the wealthiest Black enclaves in the nation, Prince George’s County.

The location wasn’t necessarily relevant to his work — until now. Thomas and his team at the university’s Center for Health Equity are in the midst of a real-time case study asking a disconcerting question:

Why has affluent Prince George’s been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other place Maryland?

“You would expect Prince George’s to be the healthiest county in the country,” Thomas said. “It’s not even the healthiest county in Maryland.”

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Open Thread | Kanye Running for President?😒😒

So, Kanye is running for President.

UH HUH

Lips so pursed.😒😒😒

In case you don’t see it, this is a stunt to help Dolt45.

In 2020, there is no Jill Stein. So, Kanye’s trying to be the Jill Stein.
This is nothing but a stunt to help Dolt45.

It’s not a coincidence that this stunt comes upon the heels of Bob Johnson, in a Fox News interview no less, talking the nonsense that Black Lives Matter should form their own political party.
Black Lives Matter forming their own political party.

Kanye talking about running for President.

Don’t you see the pattern?
This is a GOTV election, and the goal for the Democrats is to get out as much of their base as possible.

4 million people voted in 2012 that didn’t vote in 2016. One-third of those were African Americans. Dolt45 won the Electoral College by a handful of votes in a few states, all of whom now have Democratic Governors.

The goal is to SUPPRESS THE BLACK VOTE.
That’s all this nonsense is about. Suppress the Black vote and help re-elect Dolt45.

 

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Weekend Open Thread

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

 

Go little girls 👏👏👏

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Open Thread | Sweden Is A Cautionary COVID-19 Tale

When this all began, the right-wing caught the ‘Sweden fever’. Sweden was such a model for the world. Why shut down everything…that’s not what Sweden is doing. I wish someone would go back and do an analysis of how many segments Fox News did, praising Sweden.

Well, even before this article, it was obvious that Sweden’s approach was whack.
Never forgot this when I read it, and so, I keep on repeating it:
Take Sweden’s five closest neighbors.
Add up their COVID-19 Deaths.
TRIPLE THAT.
And, that is Sweden’s COVID-19 death toll -ALONE.

Uh huh.
Uh huh.
What a model.
Folks FINALLY taking a hard look at Sweden and crunching the numbers at ‘ how well’ they’ve done.

Sweden has become world’s coronavirus cautionary tale
Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.

By Peter S. Goodman New York Times

JULY 8, 2020 — 2:43PM

LONDON — Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe, Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment. It has allowed the world to examine what happens in a pandemic when a government allows life to carry on largely unhindered.

This is what has happened: Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.

“They literally gained nothing,” said Jacob F. Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. “It’s a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains.”

 

 

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