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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:32 PM

NoShit...


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Reply NoShit... (Original post)
pbmus Sep 11 OP
Proud liberal 80 Sep 11 #1
tblue37 Sep 12 #25
Moostache Sep 11 #2
crickets Sep 11 #5
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Pacifist Patriot Sep 12 #31
malaise Sep 11 #3
lunatica Sep 11 #4
BamaRefugee Sep 11 #6
Evolve Dammit Sep 11 #15
Ferrets are Cool Sep 11 #7
marble falls Sep 11 #8
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 12 #22
marble falls Sep 12 #27
iluvtennis Sep 11 #9
liberalla Sep 11 #10
niyad Sep 11 #11
Tommymac Sep 11 #12
BootinUp Sep 11 #13
NBachers Sep 11 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 12 #19
pandr32 Sep 12 #20
Illumination Sep 11 #16
Cha Sep 11 #17
BlueJac Sep 12 #18
smirkymonkey Sep 12 #21
Dark n Stormy Knight Sep 12 #23
dalton99a Sep 12 #24
bringthePaine Sep 12 #26
ladym55 Sep 12 #28
kairos12 Sep 12 #29
Blue Owl Sep 12 #30

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:36 PM

1. I was thinking that same thought

When hearing Trump’s speech earlier today

Edit: or what about the 4 Americans who died in Benghazi that Republicans use to love to bring up?

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 03:02 PM

25. They could blame Muslims for those deaths. They love to blame Muslims. nt

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:49 PM

2. It was the immediacy of the loss on 9/11

COVID-19 is exponentially worse but also much longer in timeline, though it is crushing when you try to read stories of the lost in either case. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and so so many more...

The impact is also lessened by the lack of TV coverage...notice how the stories from inside the hospitals and from caregivers all just sort of disappeared back in July? THAT was no accident...it was a programming decision. The crisis in geriatric care facilities is no less of a struggle today, but the attention given to it and the level of detail covered in the media is so much less.

9/11 happened in an instant and the images were seared into our minds in that same instant.
COVID-19 has been happening in somewhat closer to slow motion replays, and like the injuries to Joe Theismann in the 1980's or to Alex Smith in 2017, those replays are being sanitized and scrubbed from the air, lest people being asking that most important question - WHY? or worst yet for the powers-that-be, its follow-up WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

The medical industry is not really interested in attacking COVID-19 as a disease to be 'cured' or 'eradicated'; the talk is of potential vaccines and therapeutics - which is really code for "how can we make this a chronic condition and profit on the sale of treatments?"

In a sane country, our best and brightest would be employed in prestigious jobs working for the NIH, CDC and FDA - rewarded for being the most skilled, the best educated and the most dedicated to healthcare and THEY would be calling ALL the shots, running ALL the tests and relaying ALL the information to the public as it became available. In THIS shit hole country, the ones with the expertise and the brains and the ability to work a problem of this scale are either A) NOT working in the field, even though their skills and abilities would be GREAT in the field (not enough cold hard cash to retain the best) or B) laboring away in politicized branches of a broken government, subject to the whims and pouting of an infant in charge.

When you mix this all together, what we are left with is a damaging mirror to have to peer into - and what it shows us back is that we have become a profoundly sick nation in the interim from 9/11/2001 to 9/11/2020. We are broken - mentally, physically, emotionally and ethically.

While 9/11 was a shock to a somnolent nation - a clarion alarm clock sounding off in our ear; COVID-19 has become a politicized third-rail at the behest of a lying, murdering scumbag who should be removed from office months ago.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:06 PM

5. Well said. nt

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Response to Moostache (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 05:16 PM

31. .

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:51 PM

3. This should have 500 recs

The truth

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:56 PM

4. What makes you think the nation is doing this?

Maybe the Deplorables, or president whiny diaper, but I wouldn’t say they’re the nation.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:35 PM

6. trump is accomplishing the wet dream of terrorists, doing the work for them. Destroying America from

WITHIN.

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:59 PM

15. Yep.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:02 PM

7. Fuckin A

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:13 PM

8. The non twitter version ...




Walter Shaub
@waltshaub
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How can a nation be so good at caring about 3,000 lives that ended 19 years ago and so bad at caring about 200,000 lives that ended this year? One was caused by the attack of an enemy who swore he’d kill us; the other was caused by the lie of a leader who swore he’d protect us.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 02:57 PM

22. Thank you.

On some devices, and some OPs, they show up right here, but not always. I can't always link to Twitter.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:02 PM

27. I'm already on DU, I shouldn't have to go somewhere else I don't want to go ...

One day there will be a DU full of posts consisting only of links. I will hate that day.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:16 PM

9. + agree with Walter Shaub. nt

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:17 PM

10. What a frickin great tweet!!!

I like Walter Shaub! I wonder if he would consider returning to government work? With a different president, of course!

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:20 PM

11. Spot on, Walter.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:28 PM

12. Wish I could retweet this 100 times.

Spot on.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:43 PM

13. Shaub is no slouch in the logic department. Nt

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:51 PM

14. At this point, we have 66.25 9-11's; and 49,341 Benghazi's. And counting

Where are the pukes posing with their emergency fucking bullhorns and their endless bullshit hearings?

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Response to NBachers (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:41 AM

19. But tRump's chart is so much lower!




The chart of course needs updating.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 01:30 PM

20. It sure does need updating!

Perhaps it should be expanded to allow the largest number of all in a long red tower going downwards.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:02 PM

16. There's truth in that!...

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:05 PM

17. Rt Because bin laden killed those poor

people on 9/11 and trump killed the 200,000 by the trump Virus.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:32 AM

18. K&R

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 01:34 PM

21. K&R

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 02:59 PM

23. Actually, not so great caring for the 9-11 victims and the first responders.

But I get his point.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 03:00 PM

24. And Republicans are ok with it.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 03:49 PM

26. thank you for this simple eloquence

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:03 PM

28. I was thinking the same thing

As I saw all the gushing Facebook posts from my conservative acquaintances about patriotism and "never forget" and on and on. They don't give a rat's a$$ about the 190,000+ deaths from Covid.

I just took a vacation from Facebook. I learned long ago to avoid arguing with stumps and things dumber than they are.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:04 PM

29. If the planes would have building filled with "others" people who follow

Chump would have cheered.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 04:14 PM

30. Mmm Hmm...

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