Dr. Fauci Will Tell The Real Truth To Congress On June 30
With more than 125,000 deaths in the United States from COVID-19, and over 500,000 deaths worldwide, Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify before Congress on the state of the coronavirus pandemic, joined by Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health for Health and Human Services.
Today, half the country is struggling to manage rising COVID-19 cases, with resurging spikes in predominantly Trump-supporting red states where spineless Republican governors have caved in to Trump’s ignorant and self-serving demands to loosen restrictions and reopen businesses. As a result, the citizens of this country are now paying the price through increased coronavirus infection rates and deaths. Some experts predict the U.S. death toll will hit nearly 180,000 by Oct. 1st.
Click here for a timeline of how Covid-19 has unfolded in the United States in the first five months.
Stay home and save lives!
If voters headed to the polls today, Trump would lose.
A Landslide Loss!
Great News! Every poll paints the same picture for Trump — this loser would lose by a landslide! Biden is leading nationally and in essentially every swing state that matters.
Here’s the backdrop: The economy is down, the pandemic is raging, many Americans are being confronted by just how insidious and deep the racism that exists in this country truly is.
And here’s how Trump responded:
- He has consistently ignored protective mask regulations rather than issue a federal mandate, even while the grip of the coronavirus is still tightening in most states.
- He is forging ahead with his efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act — a move that would take away health care for Americans in the middle of a pandemic.
- He issued an executive order protecting monuments.
- He retweeted a video in which a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters is seen chanting "white power" at counter protesters in Florida, and then thanked the "great people" shown in the video.
- He denied ever being briefed about the fact that US intelligence concluded months ago that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to kill US troops amid peace talks. American officials, however, provided Trump with a written briefing on February 27th.
Trump Doesn’t Have the Numbers to Win
Everything the Republican party does now is a play for Trump’s base of unintelligent supporters.
With two “Coronapalozza Rallies” already behind him in Tulsa and Phoenix with no masks and no social distancing, Trump has proven he doesn’t give a damn about the health and safety of the American people. And that is incredibly self-centered and politically cowardly, not to mention irresponsible. Trump is willing to sacrifice lives for votes.
Four months out from the election, the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia rates four states as toss-ups between Biden and Trump: Arizona, North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin. Trump desperately needs the 66 electoral college votes from all four of those states, but he doesn’t have them. Excluding the toss-up states, Biden has 268 likely electoral college votes to only 204 for Trump. A candidate needs 270 to win.
As June rolls into July, polling averages put Biden ahead nationally and in most battleground states. Realclearpolitics.com has Biden up 49% to 41% in Wisconsin and 50% to 44% in Florida. North Carolina is closer, with Trump trailing by one point. But where North Carolina offers 15 electoral votes, Florida has a whopping 29. But Florida’s Covid-19 infection rate is surging as a result of its spineless Republican governor caving in to Trump’s lead by reopening the state too soon while taking a lax approach to social distancing and mask-wearing, even while health officials continued to warn against large gatherings. Trump expects a packed arena for his convention in Jacksonville, FL, and the Tulsa and Phoenix rallies have already proven that Trump doesn’t give a damn about anyone’s health or health experts’ warnings — he cares only about himself and his gaining votes to get reelected.
“The reality is, when it comes to this president’s handling of the pandemic and the subsequent economic disaster that’s befallen our country — which was totally predictable coming out of the pandemic and his handling of it — Trump’s failed leadership has been exposed in a profound way,” said Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to Biden.
So watch for more desperate and irresponsible actions from Trump as he does whatever it takes, legal or not, to attempt to secure those 66 electoral college votes.
Trump Knows He’s Losing!
Thank goodness Trump will be a one-term president. More accurately, Trump will be a one-term “wanna be” president. He never did the job as president. He only played a reality show “has been,” thinking that that experience could transfer over to being the leader of America. It didn’t.
“Under the current trajectory, Trump is on the precipice of one of the worst electoral defeats in modern presidential elections and the worst historically for an incumbent president,” said former Trump political adviser Sam Nunberg. If Trump's poll numbers against him erode to 35 percentage points over the next two weeks, Nunberg added, “He’s going to be facing realistically a 400-plus electoral vote loss and the president would need to strongly reconsider whether he wants to continue to run as the Republican presidential nominee.”
Our recommendation: Cut your losses, Donnie. Face it — you’d be nothing if you weren’t a loser. Do America a favor and bow out now.
Trump & His Puppet GOP Legislators & Followers Have Proven Their Irresponsibility
Setting an example, both good and bad, is done from the top down. Let’s take a look at the proof.
Trump, in an effort to appear macho and to minimize his mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic in hopes of getting reelected, still refuses to wear a mask and has encouraged states to reopen too early. His GOP puppets, i.e. governors in red states, have blindly followed Trump’s ill-fated advice and have opened their states too early, at Trump’s direction but against the better judgment of health professionals, and those states are now seeing record numbers of coronavirus cases that are overwhelming the hospital system. These are all Republican puppets without a backbone. Paul Monies, a journalist who covered Trump's rally in Tulsa, OK last week, where Trump’s example of neither wearing masks nor practicing social distancing was followed, announced Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
We’ve said it before and we’ll continue to say it: Trump is nothing but a loser and a fool. Chronologically, he is a 74-year-old senior citizen, but he acts like a child who only basks in whining and self-pity. He is not a leader.
Texas and Florida — whose leaders were praised by Trump for being among the first to end coronavirus restrictions — abruptly reversed course Friday as virus infections soared to record levels, slamming the door shut on bars and imposing other measures in a bid to contain the pandemic. Statistics now show 1 in 10 Texans tested is positive for the novel coronavirus and Texas Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, is at 100% capacity in its intensive care unit.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) ordered bars to close immediately Friday because of “widespread noncompliance” with rules regarding capacity and social distancing — widespread noncompliance by people following misguided “top down” advice and example. The surprise announcement came as state health officials reported a record 8,942 infections Friday. Average cases are up nearly 77 percent from a week ago.
In Washington, Vice President Pence, Trump’s worthless brown-nosing puppet, attempted to put a positive spin on the situation, claiming “remarkable progress” despite a surge in cases.
Record seven-day coronavirus case averages are now being reported by 13 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.
John Henderson, CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, said, “Most Texans I deal with aren’t even really listening anymore. They do what they are comfortable doing and suffer the consequences.” Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said “People are tired and bored and want to move on. But this is going to last until we have a vaccine.”
So party on, Trump-supporting idiots! Continue to follow your cult leader’s example by acting irresponsibly by going out without a mask and by not practicing social distancing, and we’ll never see an end to this pandemic — all because you’re not using the brain you were born with, but rather by following the example of a proven loser!
Trump Will LOSE!
November 3rd will be a momentous day — the day America finally votes out the small man, the loser, who occupies the Oval Office. It’s the day when America decides to get rid of a deceitful divider, an incessant liar, a bigot, a racist, and a malignant narcissist. It’s the day that America finally decides to turn the country around onto a path to rebuild the nearly irreparable damage done by the current president and his band of do nothing, brown nosed followers in the Senate. (Note: The list of the 23 Republican senators to vote out are listed near the bottom of this page.)
- America is tired of a president who uses tear gas and rubber bullets on its own citizens.
- America is tired of a president who failed to act in time to stop the pandemic and who then ignored the recommendations of the best health experts.
- America is tired of a president who locks children in cages.
- America is tired of a president who thinks the only life that matters is his own.
- America is tired of a president who broke his campaign promise and increased the national debt by over $2 Trillion dollars with no plan to repay it.
- America is tired of a president who stole $8 billion taxpayer dollars to build a needless border wall.
- America is tired of a president who refuses to release his tax returns.
- America is tired of a president who supports white nationalists.
Trump Held His Second Loser’s Rally
On June 23rd, Trump held the second loser’s rally of his 2020 campaign, a reckless “Coronapalooza” virus spreading event at a megachurch in Phoenix, AZ, one of the hottest spots in the country for Covid-19, that he called a “Students for Trump” rally. Typical for this idiot’s gatherings, there were no temperature checks or mandatory wearing of masks to protect against Covid-19, in spite of a new local ordinance requiring everyone to wear a mask. Trump believes that he’s above the law.
Trump’s strategy is to ignore the coronavirus resurgence in the country, and instead is using the worst domestic crisis in decades as a racist punchline. Trump persisted with his counter-logical argument that the US is only seeing more cases of the virus because it is doing more testing, leaving the implication that it would be better if rising cases, infections and ultimately deaths were simply ignored. States like Arizona, Texas and Florida are moving in the wrong direction, and there are increasing warnings that if they remain on their current course that hospitals could be overwhelmed in weeks and months to come. But Trump’s ignorance and defiance of scientific facts are without equal.
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified before Congress yesterday that the virus had "brought this nation to its knees." Trump responded to the latest warning signs with denial, anger, concern for his own political prospects and by continuing to hold the kind of events that flout basic advice from his own government's top experts.
Trump’s rally was yet another ho-hum, boring, self-aggrandizing gathering full of nothing but complaining, criticizing and lambasting from a bigot, a racist, and a has-been reality show loser. For those interested in reading about the content of his divisive gathering, you’ll have to look it up elsewhere — we won’t dignify any of Trump’s Hitler-based “divide and conquer” tactics by publishing them here. We’ll save America from Trump’s adolescent shit show!
Trump did nothing but prove that he is certifiably insane — he should be committed, not reelected.
A vote for Biden is a vote for a better America.
Covid-19 Surges Because of Stupid People in Trump-Supporting Red States
Are you one of the people who is going out without a protective mask, without practicing true social distancing, or without washing your hands every time you touch something that has the potential to carry the virus? If so, you’re one of the stupid people — not uninformed or misinformed; just plain stupid. You know better, but you’re listening to Trump’s skewed logic and you think you’re not going to catch the virus; or if you do catch it, it’ll just be like a bad cold for a week or two and then you’ll be better. Tell that to the 122,611 Americans who have already died of Covid-19 as of this morning.
The first wave of coronavirus isn’t over. New known virus cases were on the rise in 23 states on Monday as the outlook worsened across much of the nation’s South and West — mostly in Trump-supporting red states. Parts of Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arizona and other states — many of which were some of the first to reopen following shutdowns — have reported that new coronavirus cases are being diagnosed in increasingly younger populations.
Wake up, idiots! Across the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials — as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become a political and cultural flashpoint. They’re only following the uneducated advice of the fool in the Oval Office who is trying his best to make this a political vs. health issue in an attempt to deflect how he mismanaged this pandemic.
- The coronavirus hasn’t changed and it’s still out there waiting to infect you.
- No human has immunity to Covid-19.
- There is no vaccine.
Can’t Wait For Bolton’s Book!
Can’t Wait For Trump to Leave!
Trump asked President Xi Jinping of China for domestic political help to boost his electoral prospects in the midst of the two leaders’ trade war last summer, according to the bombshell account of former national security adviser John Bolton in his forthcoming memoir, The Room Where It Happened.
“I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my White House tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” wrote Bolton.
Joe Biden said that Bolton’s book showed that Trump “sold out the American people to protect his political future.”
Trump is failing America on a daily basis.
Trump doesn’t want Bolton’s book published because it’s going to reveal the real truth about him from one of the top level White House insiders. We recommend that everyone read it.
Order Bolton’s book here.
The Loser Hosted A Fizzled Loser’s Rally
Tulsa County set a third-straight daily record for new coronavirus cases this weekend as thousands of Trump’s low-IQ supporters descended upon the city for his “Coronapalooza Rally.” In spite of his fake news bragging about overwhelming requests for tickets, Trump couldn’t fill the stadium — his rally fizzled and flopped — and his outdoor speech even had to be canceled because of low attendance. The Tulsa fire marshal said only 6,200 of the 19,000 seats were filled. In his typical, predictable style, Trump had to cast blame elsewhere, and this time he blamed the protesters outside the stadium for the lack of interest in his rally. Yeah, right, Donnie. Face it, nobody with a brain or an IQ above zero wanted to hear anything this bullshit artist had to say.
Eight members of Trump’s advance team tested positive for Covid-19. Few masks were worn inside the stadium, and the asymptomatic attendees sat shoulder to shoulder, screaming and cheering, assuredly spewing forth the coronavirus throughout the venue. Now let’s wait to see the statistics on the resurgence of the virus in the next week or so.
We’re not even going to dignify Trump’s immature, lie- and complaint-filled speech where all he sounded like was a whining and complaining bitch, and where he delivered a disjointed and erratic speech that did not address either the multiple crises facing the nation or the scandals battering him in Washington. His fake facts and false claims tell their own story. All we can say is that anyone who will still vote for Trump after his “Coronapalooza Rally” is even more stupid than Trump himself. Trump is a has-been loser, and his performance on Saturday night proved it.
Joe Biden is the only real choice for President in 2020!
Trump’s Rally is a Covid-19
“Super Spreader” Event — a “Coronapalooza”
Take a close look at the accompanying photograph. Sadly, this will be the end result of Trump’s irresponsible and selfish “Super Spreader” rally in Tulsa — his “Coronapalooza.” But he doesn’t give a damn. Trump is a malignant narcissist. All he cares about is himself. He’s scum, and he’s a LOSER. Face the facts — so long as he gets his photo-op and has people genuflect in front of him and kiss his ring, he doesn’t give a damn who suffers or who dies as a result. Remember, this is the same asshole who locked innocent children in cages and who fired tear gas and rubber bullets at American citizens for a photo-op in Lafayette Park.
Pay close attention to the rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths in Oklahoma within the next two weeks, folks. Coronavirus cases spiked sharply across the American South and West this week, with counts of new coronavirus cases reaching their highest levels of the pandemic this week in many states, including Oklahoma. Trump will leave Tulsa’s health care system further decimated by the rapid spread of the pandemic from the lack of social distancing and from not wearing masks at his rally, but he’ll be long gone, denying any responsibility. This is his modus operandi. This is a very small man. This is a loser in both politics and in life.
If I Only Had A Brain!
Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he made "Juneteenth," the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery, "very famous" by originally scheduling a campaign rally on the date.
Oh, yeah, Trump’s “Covid-19 Super Spreader” event this weekend in Tulsa is all about him and is going to make him famous — for causing a huge spike in Covid-19 infections! What a friggin idiot. Too bad you don’t have a brain, Donnie. What a LOSER!
Remember who the “Super Spreader” of the coronavirus is, folks, when you cast your vote on Nov. 3rd!
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton’s new book, The Room Where It Happened, claims Trump called for ‘Scumbag’ Journalists to be Executed!
So who’s the real scumbag? Trump, the lying, mentally ill Twitter Toddler, of course. No more need be said.
"I am hard pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn't driven by reelection calculations," Bolton writes. “Trump is stunningly uninformed, ignorant of basic facts and easily manipulated by foreign adversaries.”
The single most important action all Americans can take is to get rid of Trump, the evil and sinister scumbag, by voting him out in November. Trump is a “loser.”
Pre-order Bolton’s long-awaited book here.
Weary Public Spreads Covid-19
I’m bored. I’m over it. The weather’s getting nicer. I want to go out and return to normal. I don’t want to wear a mask. I want to be close to my friends. Besides, I don’t know anybody with the coronavirus anyway. I think the risk is exaggerated.
Whine, whine, whine, whine, whine! Grow up, idiots. It’s your childish attitudes and irresponsible actions that are preventing our nation from getting a handle on this pandemic. Look at the scientific facts. Twenty-one states — Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming — are seeing upward trends in newly reported cases from one week to the next.
“The virus doesn’t care that we’re tired. The virus is still out there.” (Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health)
"We may be done with the pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with us," said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation issued new numbers on June 15 that predicted the United States would have 201,129 coronavirus deaths by Oct. 1st, an increase attributable to premature relaxation of restrictions and increased mobility. As of today, more than 116,000 Americans have already died of Covid-19, and 2.11 million Americans have been infected.
Some political leaders, from Trump on down, are refusing to issue a consistent public health message about wearing masks and maintaining social distance. The ignorant Twitter Toddler is even still planning on filling a 19,000 person stadium this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma with screaming people standing shoulder to shoulder for his political rally. Look at the chart below — confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been on the rise in Oklahoma during the past five days. For the people planning on attending, this shows their utter stupidity; and for Trump, it’s the epitome of irresponsibility and lack of leadership.
A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that almost half of the cases studied were infected by someone who did not show symptoms. Asymptomatic cases are especially dangerous because the coronavirus carrier does not know they have the virus, which means they are still living life normally, which can potentially contribute to more transmissions.
Trump and his supporters are very low-IQ people.
People Everywhere Are Irresponsible And In Denial
Many politicians have decided to re-open areas of their states that have been closed for months. Their reasons are as varied as the number of politicians making those decisions, but two things are common to all of these reopenings: people are still expected to wear face masks and to practice social distancing.
But people are both irresponsible and in denial. They’re not doing either.
Nearly every state that has decided to reopen over the Memorial Day weekend is now seeing a spike in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put two and two together to make the correlation that people are not wearing masks and/or practicing social distancing. They’re in denial. They’re tired of the stay-at-home orders. They’re careless. They’re rolling the dice. They’re asymptomatic spreaders of Covid-19.
Many people would say that it’s their personal choice. Those are likely the supporters of Trump who are following the example of their stupid cult leader. And their “personal choice” is one of the primary reasons the stock market tumbled over 1,800 points in one day last week, affecting not only their 401k accounts, but mine as well. So when stupid people negatively affect my future retirement, I do have the right to call them what they are: stupid, irresponsible and in denial.
- The virus is still out there every bit today as it was three months ago. It has not changed.
- No human has an immunity to Covid-19.
- There is NO VACCINE.
Trump’s “Super Spreader” Rally Includes a Covid-19 Disclaimer
Remember when Trump said the coronavirus was going to disappear “like a miracle?” Well, not so fast, America! Trump knows full well he mishandled the pandemic and that it’s still spreading like wildfire, and here’s more proof. For personal, selfish, reelection reasons he is willing to throw anyone and everyone under the bus, and possibly to their deaths. Trump is requiring that all attendees at his rally next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma agree to a disclaimer not to sue the Trump campaign or the host venue in the event they contract the coronavirus. Against every health organization’s advice, Trump’s campaign is not expected to require attendees to wear masks or socially distance at what they expect to be a crowded event in the 19,000 seat arena. Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Kevin Stitt, is apparently caving in to Trump and is not going to challenge Trump as he violates the governor’s own order stating, “observing proper CDC-recommended social distancing protocols.” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Wednesday she didn't have specific information but said "we will ensure that everyone who goes is safe." America wants to hear the details, Kayleigh, of exactly how you’re going to keep 19,000 people safe from Covid-19 who are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in an enclosed arena and shouting without wearing masks. You don’t have the details because there are no plans. You’re a fool, Kayleigh, and you know it. You’re just another puppet who sold your soul and drank Trump’s Kool-Aid.
"Think about it as a celebration. My rally is a celebration.” Trump said, going on to brag about his crowd sizes. “In the history of politics, I think I can say there has never been any group or any person that's had rallies like I do. I go and I just say give me the biggest stadium and we fill it up every time. We have never had a vacant stadium." What we have is a vacant brain inside the head of a malignant narcissist.
Let’s look at this logically instead of using Trump’s skewed and demented reasoning.
Filling a stadium jam-packed full with people standing shoulder-to-shoulder without masks, shouting and cheering, is like shooting fish in a barrel when it comes to spreading and contracting Covid-19. Trump knows people will spread and contract the virus, and some may die as a result; but he doesn’t give a damn about anything at all except his own selfish motives and his own image. He’s even willing to throw his own supporters under the bus to achieve his demonic goals. Trump gets the photo-op and the attendees get Covid-19 — fair trade according to Trump’s logic. If that wasn’t the case, then there would be no need for requiring attendees to sign a disclaimer. And if the coronavirus has disappeared “like a miracle,” as Trump professed, then there also would be no need for signing any disclaimer.
Let’s take a look at Trump’s supporters. Trump supporters are so incredibly stupid that they would risk their lives and the lives of everyone they know by attending this event and putting themselves in this Covid-19 petri dish. Trump supporters are very low-IQ individuals. These are the kind of people who are responsible for spreading Covid-19 and overloading the hospital system, putting our health care workers at greater risk. These are the kind of people who drag our economy further into a recession by increasing mass unemployment and preventing legitimate businesses from safely reopening. Trump supporters are incredibly selfish and stupid people!
At a time when our country is confronting three overlapping crises — the coronavirus, an economic collapse and a reckoning with racism and injustice — Trump’s inability to demonstrate empathy illustrates the limitations of his puny mind. Now he’s going to hold a rally where everyone at the event will be at risk of spreading and/or contracting the coronavirus, but he doesn’t care.
What’s the remedy? Only one: Dump Trump! Vote Democratic in November!
CNN Poll Shows Trump Trailing Biden By 14 Points —
Bully Boy Trump Demands Pollster Retraction & Apology
Trump, the little Bully Boy, is demanding that CNN retract and apologize for a recent poll that showed him trailing well behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The demand, coming in the form of a cease and desist letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker, was immediately rejected by the network. "We stand by our poll," said a CNN spokesman. Several other polls released over the past few weeks — including polls by ABC News/Washington Post, Monmouth University, NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist College, NBC News/Wall Street Journal, Quinnipiac University and Fox News — also show Biden well ahead of Trump. These polls, averaged with the CNN poll, find that Biden is up by double digits, a result well outside any margin of error.
The Bottom Line: The American public is souring on Trump.
The CNN poll reveals that only 38% approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, while 57% disapprove. That's Trump’s worst approval rating since January of 2019.
The poll finds the public broadly disapproves of Trump's handling of race relations (63% disapprove), and 65% say the President's response to recent protests has been more harmful than helpful.
Voters give Biden a roughly two-to-one advantage over Trump on handling race relations: 63% say they feel Biden would do a better job on the issue, just 31% choose Trump. Among black voters, Biden is strongly preferred: 91% say he would do a better job on the issue and just 4% feel Trump would. Biden also outpaces Trump overall on handling the coronavirus (55% to 41%), and on leading the nation in times of crisis (55% to 41%).
Support for Trump is scarce outside his own party. Among independents, 52% say they back Biden for the presidency vs. 41% for Trump; only 37% say they approve of his handling of the presidency and 68% feel his response to the protests has been harmful.
Results for the poll have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. You’re almost outta here, Donnie, and not a moment too soon!
Trump Pushes To Reopen States & Now the Covid-19 Virus Spikes Again! Duh!
Health experts have long warned about a second peak of the Covid-19 virus, and now a rise in cases has pushed Arizona to tell its hospitals to activate emergency plans. Arizona is one of the 19 states with the trend of new coronavirus cases still increasing as part of Trump’s plan to reopen states too soon.
Health experts say it is a matter of when — not if — the country sees another surge in cases that could overwhelm healthcare systems once more. Many states have loosened restrictions over the Memorial Day weekend that were put in place starting in March to curb the spread of the virus. But with no vaccine and more people congregating in public places and national protests, health experts warn that the high rates of cases seen in the spring will come back.
Since Memorial Day, when many states relaxed their stay-at-home orders, there has been a direct correlation with the rise in infections and hospitalizations in nine states. There has been an increasing number of patients under supervised care just since the Memorial Day weekend in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Mississippi, Utah and Arizona.
Fears of another spike in cases extend all over the US. So party on, stupid idiots! Listen to Trump, your ignorant cult leader. Act as though the virus has miraculously disappeared and you’re then a big part of the continued spread of the virus. Case in point: ACE Speedway, a North Carolina racetrack was shut down by the state's health department on Monday for defying state orders after it held a series of stockcar races on May 23, May 30 and June 6 to near-capacity crowds despite the coronavirus restrictions still in place meant to limit the virus' spread. All of the spectators knew better, but they carelessly and selfishly participated anyway, and now America as a nation is paying the price for their selfishness and ignorance.
Three FACTS we know for sure:
- The virus is the same as it was in February, still lurking and waiting to infect everyone in its path.
- No human has an immunity to the virus.
- There is no vaccine.
Quarantine Fatigue! The coronavirus is spiking in more than a dozen states and intensive care beds are filling again, but several Trump-supporting Republican governors have no plans to reimpose shutdown measures or pause reopenings, a sign that the political will to take drastic measures has dissipated even as the virus is still raging. And notice that there is no word whatsoever from the White House about its wrong decision to encourage the states to reopen too soon — Trump won’t take responsibility for anything!
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson insists recent surges in infections and hospitalizations aren’t tied to his lifting restrictions. Yeah, right. Infections jumped by one third in a week and hospitalizations have gone up nearly 90 percent since Memorial Day — but the politicians say “No correlation.”
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is moving ahead with plans to let virtually all businesses keep expanding capacity by the end of this week, in spite of the fact that total cases have shot up by one-third in the last two weeks. Texas reported 2,504 new coronavirus cases yesterday, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged. Local health officials said there’s a clear link between the state’s early reopening and the surge in cases.
“I don’t know that anyone has the appetite for massive shutdowns again,” said Lisa Piercey, health secretary of solidly Republican Tennessee, which is among the states seeing reported cases and hospitalizations spike in the past two weeks.
In solidly Republican Arizona, new coronavirus cases have abruptly spiked in the last two weeks, following steps to resume business and public life. Idiot Trump-supporting Republican Governor Doug Ducey has indicated he will not require mask use in the state amid surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
A month into its reopening, Florida this week reported 8,553 new cases — the most of any seven-day period.
California’s hospitalizations are at their highest since May 13 and have risen in nine of the past 10 days.
This is all proof that “Common sense is not so common.” (Voltaire) — especially in Trump-supporting red states.
There’s No Bottom To How Low Trump Can Go
by Jill Filipovic, journalist based in New York, from CNN
If there is one constant to Trump's chaotic and capricious administration, it is that there is no bottom. Just when you think his behavior can't get worse — less honest, more inflammatory — he takes the mic or pulls up Twitter and breaks new ground in how low he and his administration can go.
And if there is one constant to Republicans in Congress, it is that most of them are spineless cowards, pretending they don't know what Trump is up to while tacitly enabling him.
The latest low: Trump’s conspiracy-mongering about an attack on an elderly man who suffered a critical head injury that sent him to intensive care after he was pushed to the ground by police at a protest in Buffalo, NY. And then broader silence and denial from prominent Republicans.
On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted a right-wing conspiracy theory that the man, 75-year-old Martin Gugino, "could be an ANTIFA provocateur" who "was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment."
A video, which we can all watch with our own eyes, shows an officer pushing the clearly elderly Gugino, who falls to the ground where he lies, unmoving, as he bleeds from the head. The other officers simply step around him. One appears to begin to help, but is guided away by his colleague. Two officers were suspended after the incident.
Trump’s potentially defamatory tweet deserves, like so many of his actions, swift response and condemnation. But members of his own party are so gutless and craven they deny having seen the tweet to begin with, presumably so that they might escape having to comment on it, or refuse to comment all together.
This is a repeated refrain and a recycled performance that happens whenever Trump fires off something fake, dangerous or erratic: Journalists ask, Republicans prevaricate or obfuscate, everyone shrugs and moves on.
Congressional Republicans seem to want it both ways: To remain untainted by Trump’s most dangerous and deranged actions while enjoying any political benefits that might accrue from keeping him at the head of their party. Congressional Republicans want to stay in power without acting in accordance with the responsibilities power requires. And, unfortunately, too many in the media — and in the electorate — have let them get away with it.
Republicans are being asked about the words coming out of their leader's own mouth (or typed with his fingers) — proclamations that are part of his presidential records. Republicans aren't just punting. Republicans are essentially saying that they are willfully not paying attention, ignoring the jobs they were elected to do, which surely would include keeping up with what Trump publicly states as policy and fact. Yet their cowardice and dishonesty often barely registers as a story — perhaps because it keeps happening over and over again.
It should be a bigger story — it's the story of the GOP: bigger, deeper and more important than manic and deceitful presidential tweets. Trump is the chief of what ails the Republican Party. But he is not the whole of that party's affliction. Every Republican politician is in some measure responsible for what their party has become — and every time they say they simply don't know what Trump proclaims, they let his lies and provocations continue. The American people, from elderly men protesting in the streets to the many citizens who deserve to know whether their representatives are actually representing them, are the ones paying the price.
Trump: Forever In Denial, Forever Lying
Trump flatly denied that systemic problems exist in American police departments, declaring that as many as 99.9 percent of the nation’s officers are “great, great people” as he rebuffed mass street protests denouncing racist behavior in law enforcement. This from a president who has described protesters as “thugs” and threatened to have his own security forces unleash “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” on any who tried to enter White House grounds. No systemic problems here, you ask?
And then you’ve got bigoted, red-neck, Trump-supporting areas like Brevard County, FL, that was encouraging cops accused of misconduct in other states to apply for positions in Brevard County, saying “Hey Buffalo…and Atlanta 6…we are hiring in Florida. Lower taxes, no spineless leadership, or dumb mayors rambling on at press conferences…Plus…we got your back!” These are some of those “great, great people” Trump referred to — his ignorant supporters.
American police shoot, kill and imprison more people than other developed countries. Police officers are more likely to use force on black Americans -- and, according to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Health, black men are nearly three times more likely than white men to be killed by police intervention.
George Floyd was just one of the many Americans killed by police officers each year. But in other developed countries, such incidents are rare.
Trump insists there are no systemic problems in American police forces. Oh no? Say Their Names, Donnie:
- Laquan McDonald, an unarmed 17-year-old was shot 16 times and killed by Chicago police
- Sean Reed, an unarmed 21-year-old military veteran was shot and killed by Indianapolis police
- Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old was shot and killed by police
- William Green, shot and killed by Prince George’s County, Maryland police after he was already handcuffed and placed in a police car
- Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy was shot and killed in Cleveland, OH by police
- Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri
- Eric Garner, died in New York after police put him in a chokehold while arresting him
- Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African American man was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul, MN with Castile’s partner and her 4-year-old daughter in his vehicle
- Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician was shot and killed by Louisville, KY police when they broke into her apartment to issue a search warrant
- Justin Howell, was shot in the head by Austin, TX police
- Sean Monterrosa, was shot and killed by police in San Francisco while he was on his knees
- Jamel Floyd, was pepper-sprayed to death by police while in custody
- And the list goes on and on……….
How convenient that Trump, the coward, arranged it so that he took no questions from any reporters invited to his press event. Additionally, this morning Trump shared an unfounded theory that an incident in which a 75-year-old man was pushed to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd could be a "set up." A set up? And I suppose the man’s blood, spilled from his head onto the pavement, was ketchup? Sorry, Donnie, you can’t bullshit a bullshitter. That lame excuse may work on your ignorant supporters, but it doesn’t work on those of us with brains in our heads.
Trump Intended To Turn Active Duty Military Troops On American Citizens
(Trump = the American Terrorist)
It was revealed that in a heated and contentious debate in the Oval Office last Monday morning, Trump demanded that the military put 10,000 active duty troops into the streets immediately.
When asked about Trump’s threats to call in the military to respond to U.S. protesters, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, said earlier this week that Canada was watching in “horror and consternation.”
What kind of person turns the active military on its own citizens? We’ll tell you what kind — a mentally ill, evil and vindictive racist that has no business holding any office in the land. The day after the protests in Washington, D.C. and his bible-toting photo-op, Trump said, "D.C. had no problems last night. Great job done by all. Overwhelming force. Domination.” Overwhelming force and domination? Is that how we expect a president to treat the citizens of America who he was elected to serve? Hardly. Trump must be removed.
Far sooner than they expected, growing numbers of prominent Republicans are revealing that they won’t back Trump’s re-election. They’re feeling a fresh urgency because of Trump’s incendiary response to the protests of police brutality, atop his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Former President George W. Bush won’t support the re-election of Trump. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah won’t back Trump. Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, will support Mr. Biden.
Even ex-chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former flag officers have now bashed Trump. Retired military leaders, who have guarded their private political views, are increasingly voicing their unease about Trump’s leadership.
- Colin Powell, the first African American secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he does not believe Trump should be reelected because "he lies all the time."
- William H. McRaven, the retired Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, said, “This fall, it’s time for new leadership in this country — Republican, Democrat or independent. President Trump has shown he doesn’t have the qualities necessary to be a good commander in chief.”
- General James Mattis, the esteemed four star Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy and a first-hand eyewitness to Trump’s presidency, describes Trump as a threat to the Constitution who is also trying to turn Americans against one another. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,” Mattis said.
- Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen called Trump's desire to use active-duty troops to suppress protests "sickening."
- Ret. Gen. Martin Dempsey called Trump "dangerous" and "very troubling.”
- Ret. Gen. Richard Myers said the tear-gassing of protestors outside the White House Monday night filled him with "just absolute sadness.”
- Ret. Marine Corp. Four Star General John Allen, former commander of the NATO International Security Assistances Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, said that under Trump “we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy.”
A Democratic vote on November 3rd is a vote to regain democracy in America! Oust Trump, the malevolent and demonic bully, before he turns the military on you and your family, before they come knocking on your door to suppress your constitutional rights and freedom! Remember, Trump’s mentors are Hitler and Mussolini — he’s following their playbook. Trump’s evil knows no limits.
Trump Is Very Seriously Mentally Ill
The mentally ill “wanna be” dictator in the Oval Office declared victory Friday over improving unemployment numbers and the civil unrest that has swept the nation over the death of George Floyd.
Trump continued, saying, “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that's happening for our country. This is a great thing for him, it's a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality."
This is a great thing for George Floyd? What part of anything is “a great thing” for this unarmed man who was murdered by police? Trump is a very seriously mentally ill narcissistic fool.
What was this lunatic thinking, putting words into murdered George Floyd’s mouth? The only thing lower than “low class” is “no class;” and impeached Trump has no class whatsoever.
Joe Biden blasted Trump for the comments about a man whose final words were that he couldn’t breathe. “He was speaking of a man who was brutally killed by an act of needless violence and by a larger tide of injustice that has metastasized on this president’s watch as he’s moved to split us based on race, religion and ethnicity,” Biden said. “For the president to try to put any other words in the mouth of George Floyd I frankly think is despicable.”
Biden accused Trump of "spiking the ball" Friday by celebrating improving jobs numbers when 20 million people are still unemployed. “Trump still doesn’t get it," Biden said at Delaware State University, a historically black school, in Dover. "He’s out there spiking the ball completely oblivious to the tens of millions of people who are facing the greatest struggle of their lives. These folks aren’t feeling any less pain today than they were yesterday."
Biden congratulated those who found jobs. But Biden said there were still 13 million fewer jobs under Trump than when he and former President Barack Obama left office. Hispanic unemployment is four times higher than "when Trump botched his response to the pandemic," Biden said.
The sooner we get rid of Trump, the sooner we can remake America into a great nation again.
The American Terrorist & Racist
Trump, the impeached Twitter Toddler, tweeted out a letter Thursday that referred to a group of peaceful protesters as “terrorists,” following their violent tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and flash grenade ouster from Lafayette Park near the White House earlier this week at Trump’s direction so that he could stage his pathetic and meaningless photo-op of himself holding up a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
“It is remarkable,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, “that President Trump objects so vehemently to those speaking out against racial and police violence while embracing gun-toting activists who take siege of government buildings and violent white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville.”
“You truly mirror the views and ideology of a group of people we must and will overcome.” (Liam Rosenior, who plays for the Premier League’s Brighton & Hove Albion professional football club, in a letter to Trump on 6/5/20)
terrorist [ter-er-ist]: noun. A person who terrorizes or frightens others.
The world knows that there was only one terrorist present in Lafayette Park on 6/2/20 who should have been rounded up and locked up: Trump.
Trump is a Threat to the Constitution
General James Mattis, the esteemed four star Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, describes Trump as a threat to the Constitution who is also trying to turn Americans against one another.
“Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”
“We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Square. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”
Trump reportedly was not happy with his former defense secretary's recent comments condemning his leadership in the wake of the social unrest after George Floyd's death. Too bad. So sad. Nobody gives a damn about what the incompetent, impeached Twitter Toddler thinks! General Mattis is an esteemed leader with a proven track record; Trump is only a bully, a coward and a racist.
Trump Must Be Removed —
So Must His Congressional Enablers
(CNN & the Washington Post) One of America's most prominent conservative columnists wants Republicans to lose in 2020.
For the better part of the last four decades, George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist, has been at the intellectual center of American conservatism. Now he is calling for a full-blown rout of the Republican Party at the ballot box in November.
While Will has harsh words for Trump -- "this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron" -- he saves his true condemnation for the members of Congress who have enabled the President.
Writes Will: ”In life's unforgiving arithmetic, we are the sum of our choices. Congressional Republicans have made theirs for more than 1,200 days. We cannot know all the measures necessary to restore the nation's domestic health and international standing, but we know the first step: Senate Republicans must be routed, as condign punishment for their Vichyite collaboration, leaving the Republican remnant to wonder: Was it sensible to sacrifice dignity, such as it ever was, and to shed principles, if convictions so easily jettisoned could be dignified as principles, for ... what? Praying people should pray, and all others should hope: May I never crave anything as much as these people crave membership in the world's most risible deliberative body."
That is an absolutely stunning paragraph from anyone. That it is from one of the longtime leading minds of the conservative movement is all the more devastating.
Yes, Will has long made clear his distaste for Trump and the ways in which the party has capitulated to him. (Will left the Republican Party officially in the summer of 2016, after it became clear Trump would be the nominee.)
But to call for not just Trump's defeat but also the loss of Republicans' Senate majority is a striking move on Will's part. As a longtime advocate for the conservative overhaul of the judiciary, Will knows better than most what a Democratic president and Democrat-controlled Senate would mean.
It would mean, in short, federal court vacancies being filled by judges far more liberal than Will -- and with far more expansive definitions of how the Constitution should be interpreted. And with lifetime appointments to their jobs.
(If you doubt how important controlling the Senate -- and, therefore, the judicial nominating process -- is, just look back at the last three-plus years, where Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have effectively overhauled the bench in their image.)
What Will is advocating is nothing short of an electoral destruction of the party that he called home for decades.
His thinking is reflective of the view Ra's al Ghul took of Gotham in "Batman Begins":
"Gotham's time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the League of Shadows. It is one we've performed for centuries. Gotham... must be destroyed."
Will's view is, effectively, that the Trump version of the GOP is so corrupted, so broken, so beyond repair that the only solution is to raze it -- and start from the ground up again.
As he writes:
"The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond his removal. One such measure must be the removal of those in Congress who, unlike the sycophantic mediocrities who cosset him in the White House, will not disappear "magically," as Eric Trump said the coronavirus would. Voters must dispatch his congressional enablers, especially the senators who still gambol around his ankles with a canine hunger for petting."
As if to prove Will's point, Senate Republicans raced to defend Trump's "law and order" speech on Monday night and his decision to clear out protesters from in front of the White House so that he could stroll across H Street to hold up a Bible in front of St. John's Church. The president’s provocations — his coarsening of public discourse that lowers the threshold for acting out by people as mentally crippled as he — do not excuse the violent few. They must be punished. He must be removed.
"You can characterize it the way you want, but obviously the President is free to go where he wants and to hold up a Bible if he wants," Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the chamber, told CNN's Manu Raju Tuesday morning.
Dismiss Will as a disaffected old-timer if you will. But remember too that George Will is someone who was a conservative long before the age of Donald Trump.
How to vote in November:
There are 23 Republican Senate seats up for reelection in 2020. All 23 of these Republicans need to be voted out! Their names are Dan Sullivan (AK), Jim Risch (ID), Steve Daines (MT), Mike Enzi (WY), Cory Gardner (CO), Martha McSally (AZ), John Cornyn (TX), Jim Inhofe (OK), Pat Roberts (KS), Ben Sasse (NE), Mike Rounds (SD), Joni Ernst (IA), Tom Cotton (AR), Bill Cassidy (LA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), Lamar Alexander (TN), Mitch McConnell (KY), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (GA), Lindsay Graham (SC), Thom Tillis (NC), and Susan Collins (ME).
All 435 House of Representatives seats will be up for election in 2020. All of the Republicans need to be voted out!
Note: For the Trump supporters reading this, who very obviously don’t have the mental capacity to understand the brilliant intellect of George Will, this means voting out not only Trump, but ALL Republicans up for election and reelection in both the Senate and the Congress. In other words, starting from the ground up with a Democratic president, House, and Senate in 2021.
It’s time Americans get rid of this angry and demonic “thug” who used tear gas against peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park for his selfish photo-op with the Bible!
He is mentally unfit to hold any office in the land.
The Weasel Who Can’t Even Pronounce
”II Corinthians” Uses The Bible as a Photo-Op
Trump is so unfamiliar with the Bible that he mispronounced II Corinthians as he spoke at Liberty University a couple of years ago. He cited "Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ballgame.... Is that the one you like?" Trump asked. TWO Corinthians? The idiot didn’t even know enough to pronounce the book of the Bible correctly: SECOND Corinthians. But last night Trump decided to use the Bible to stage a sacrilegious photo op for his own self-aggrandizement, walking across the street to St. John’s Episcopal Church after his venomous tear gas attack on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park!
Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop: “Trump used the Bible and one of my churches to push a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything our churches stand for." The bishop noted that Trump hadn’t even prayed during his visit. Trump did not enter the church; he is not a churchgoer. Nor did he explain the reason for this juxtaposition of hellish threats of violence against American citizens and a brief photo-op appearance in front of a place of worship consecrated to Christ.
As usual, it was only a side-show that was all about Trump — using the Bible as a prop for his own reelection purposes — nothing more, nothing less.
However, days later, on 6/12/20, Trump, reasoning from his teeny-weeny pea brain, celebrated the images of himself standing in front of St. John’s and holding the Bible aloft. “I think it was a beautiful picture,” Trump said in a Fox News interview. “I’ll tell you, I think Christians think it was a beautiful picture.” Sorry, Donnie, it wasn’t a beautiful picture. It was a sad picture of a very small and insignificant man who is very seriously mentally ill.
Critics hammered Trump because police used tear gas and shields on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park, essentially clearing a path for the president to walk to the historic building known as the church of presidents. The show of force came roughly half an hour before a 7 p.m. curfew was to take effect in Washington.
"Tear-gassing peaceful protesters without provocation just so that the President could pose for photos outside a church dishonors every value that faith teaches us," said a joint statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
The country is crying out for leadership, and we definitely don’t have it with the Twitter Toddler in the Oval Office.
How many ways are there to spell “incompetent?”
Just one: t r u m p
Looking for a Leader — None Found!
With the nation in civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we needed a calming leader more than ever before this weekend; but none was to be found. Instead, Trump, the “girlie girl” coward without a backbone, stayed safely hunkered down inside his bunker under the White House and had nothing to say, besides madly tweeting more of his vile fuel onto the fire. Trump is a pathetically incompetent sissy.
One of Trump’s tweets attacked the Democratic mayor of Minneapolis; another announced that his administration would designate the Antifa movement a terrorist organization; a third accused the media of instigating hatred and anarchy; and in yet another, he praised himself for the deployment of the National Guard and denigrated former vice president Joe Biden.
Today, after Trump, the “weasel,” came out of his bunker, he berated the nation’s governors on a conference call, describing them as “weak” in the face of growing racial unrest and urging them to try to “dominate” unruly protests. He also called on the governors to take back the streets and use force to confront protesters. A few days later Trump claimed he went down into the bunker for “an inspection.” Yeah, right — “an inspection” to see if you peed in your pants yet! We all know you’re a friggin coward, Donnie!
This isn’t leadership; it’s cowardice. Trump is a coward!
This weekend exemplified many of the characteristics that have defined Trump’s five years as a presidential candidate and president — chaos and unrest, fear and anger, division and disruption. America needs a new, “real” president, and we need one now.