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This land is your land; This land is my land.

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How sad it must be (From Democratic Socialists on FB)

https://www.facebook.com/USdems/photos/a.353342425050550/1161599127558205/?type=3&theater

Any person that intentionally divides the country is not deserving of the Presidency.

It is as simple as that with me.

During the best of times, it takes a lot of work to keep our diverse nation united. During the worst of times, it is impossible.

Whether we like it or not, we are all in the same boat.

We need to apply common sense.

Outside Woman Blues

Mitch McConnell is like a blind pig walking around looking for an acorn.

He has had his eyes closed for so long, it's a wonder he can walk around at all.

All the evidence was there in front of his eyes and he, and his Republican Senate, chose to ignore it. Don"t even look at the facts. Sweep them under the rug. Ignore them. Pretend it is just partisan politics. That's Mitch McConnell.

He has overspent his welcome in Washington and our longest lingering hope is that the Kentucky voters will send him back to the rock he crawled from under...

Let It Be

In the next piece of legislation by the Congress.

Sooner or later, people are going to have to return to work. Too many people cannot survive without working.

However, when they do return, their protection against the coronavirus should be 100% guaranteed. All safety precautions should be taken and each and every employer should guarantee total health coverage to any employee, and his family, that might come down with the virus. That should be a right to every American employee.

The next piece of legislation should assist small businesses, with less than 100 employees, in their cost of acquiring insurance for these employees. This should have already been the law. It is unfortunate that it has taken a crisis of this magnitude to come to this realization.

One of the primary reasons for the creation of the Constitution, which is written into the Preamble to the Constitution, was to promote the general welfare. This pandemic brings these words into sharp focus.

We now see that in a capitalist system, business cannot survive without its laborers, and labor cannot survive without their jobs. That is the system we have created.

Workers need to return to work as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Then, only with the guarantees that they will be protected from this deadly virus.

It has been like a nationwide strike, albeit involuntary, by the workers of this country. Until they do return, the new legislation should provide basic requirements for food and shelter, perhaps in the form of a monthly guaranteed income?

This will be something the Congress needs to address as soon as they return to Washington. Hopefully that will be very soon. The workers cannot hold on for much longer.

It is something the people need and it is something our Constitution guarantees.




The Morbid Politics of Corpses

It was just a few weeks ago that we were told there were only 15 cases of the virus and they would soon be to zero. Today is a much different story.

Today we are told that 100,000 deaths might be "acceptable". Under what circumstances can any sane person say that 100,000 deaths is "acceptable"?

It was sad to see Dr Fauci and Dr Birx so involved in this discussion. One can only imagine why?

"Dr Fauci and Dr Birx, if we could have a private discussion this afternoon? I would like for you to elaborate on the possibility of 100,000 - 200,000 deaths from this virus. I think we should be straight with the people. If you can get graphs or charts, that would be great. Do you think you can do that for me? We want to be straight with the people."

We can only imagine how the conversation may have gone?

But the purpose was purely political. Whether or not Fauci and Birx knew they were being used for political purposes is probably irrelevant?

In the morbid mind of Donald Trump, he was thinking about how he could use their expert and authoritative words to his advantage? Regardless of what number they gave the public, he could spin it into a political victory. When the epidemic ended, and there were less than 100,000 deaths, he could say it was because of his great leadership. If there was more than 100,000, he could say that some people had estimated over 200,000 deaths, so they did an incredible job. If there were a million deaths! If there were a million deaths, he could say that some people thought there might be over 2 million deaths.

His thoughts are not with those that have died or their families, but about how he can spin whatever happens into a political victory. It is beyond sad. It is morbid. Playing politics with the dead bodies of Americans.

Revolution 9

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