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Dr. Vin Gupta: 'We Need Mandatory Masks' To Reopen - MTP Daily - MSNBC

Dr. Vin Gupta discusses what needs to be done to reopen safely. Aired on 5/25/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:30 AM (7 replies)

Rep. Katie Porter Doesn't Have Time for Your Bullsh*t - NowThis

‘If you’re full of bullsh*t, I’m comin’ for ya’ — Listen to Rep. Katie Porter hilariously shut down the haters.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:10 AM (8 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Michael Kosta Meets the Grim Reaper

Michael Kosta video chats with the Florida lawyer who’s protesting the reopening of the state’s beaches by dressing like the Grim Reaper.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:05 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: This Week's Good News

This week’s good news: priests are using squirt guns, Chuck E. Cheese is at the center of a pizza conspiracy, and NASA may have discovered a parallel universe.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:00 AM (0 replies)

Trump's disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was the White House calling to say President Donald Trump wanted to talk.

The president congratulated Washington’s mayor on $876 million in federal coronavirus relief going to the Washington-area Metro system — money that was welcome but not under the mayor’s jurisdiction, instead going to a regional transportation authority.

Bowser used the moment to remind Trump that the District — a city of 700,000 people that includes more than 150,000 federal workers — got $700 million less in coronavirus relief money than each of the 50 states because it was classified as a territory at Senate Republicans’ insistence in the first round of federal relief passed by Congress.

As a candidate, Trump spoke warmly of the nation’s capital and said he wanted “whatever is best” for its residents. But over the course of his more than three years in office a disconnect between the president and District of Columbia has emerged. The public differences have only become more stark during the pandemic.

“It is very important that the District is made whole, and that the District gets what it’s owed,” Bowser said this week after her talk with Trump.

Much more: https://apnews.com/0306a4b6dd91e1a0da13d85f7a4357d1

In this May 22, 2020, photo, an image of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci with the word "Hope" hangs from the window of a row house in Washington. As a candidate for the White House, President Donald Trump once said he wanted “whatever is best” for the residents of the nation’s capital. But over the course of his more than three years in office a disconnect between the president and District of Columbia has emerged -- a chasm that has only grown during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 25, 2020, 04:43 AM (5 replies)

Fauci Urges Trump to Remain on Golf Course Until Pandemic Is Over

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Sharply disagreeing with critics of Donald J. Trump’s weekend visit to the Trump National Golf Club, Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Trump to remain on the golf course until the pandemic is over.

“The people who are giving you a hard time about your golf trip are just haters,” Fauci told Trump on Sunday. “It’s in the best interest of everyone in the country that you keep golfing, Mr. President.”

“Please,” he added.

Trump was reportedly surprised by the doctor’s words of encouragement, especially because the golf trip had limited the President’s ability to communicate with Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control, and other scientists involved in the coronavirus response.

“It’s been tough without you, but we are doing the best we can,” Fauci said. “After all the hard work you’ve done, you deserve months and months and months of golfing.”

Fauci also recommended that Trump throw away his phone, stop talking to the press, and not tell anyone about the great idea he had on the golf course about using lawn fertilizer to protect people from the coronavirus.

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/fauci-urges-trump-to-remain-on-golf-course-until-pandemic-is-over

Photograph by Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon May 25, 2020, 02:33 AM (3 replies)

Monk in Quarantine (w/ Tony Shalhoub) Peacock Presents At-Home Variety Show feat. Seth MacFarlane

Tonight, Tony Shalhoub joins Seth MacFarlane in The At-Home Variety Show, proving Adrian Monk may have had it right all along. We’re supporting essential workers and communities most in need. Find out how you can help too at https://www.peacocktv.com/ForGood.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 24, 2020, 03:30 AM (8 replies)

GOP Sen Who Voted To Give Trillions To The Wealthy Says "Not Enough" Money To Help Everyone Else

Republican Senator Who Voted To Give Trillions To The Wealthy And Wall Street Said “There’s Not Enough” Money To Help Everyone Else

Senate Republicans had no problem finding money for Wall Street and the wealthy, but Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that there’s not enough money to help everyone else who is even more negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic has cratered the economy as the unemployment rate has hit over 14 percent and could skyrocket to over 20 percent in the coming months. Tens of millions of Americans are out of work and small businesses are struggling to survive along with the people they employ.

House Democrats have passed a package to rescue Americans financially with another round of stimulus that would include monthly payments for as long as the crisis lasts.

But Alexander, who voted for Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and the trillions of dollars that have already been doled out to Wall Street in the first stimulus package, told Meet The Press that there’s “not enough money” to help everyone else.

Read more: https://politicaltribune.org/republican-senator-who-voted-to-give-trillions-to-the-wealthy-and-wall-street-said-theres-not-enough-money-to-help-everyone-else/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 24, 2020, 03:09 AM (4 replies)

Pros And Cons Of Voting By Mail (The Onion)

Furiously research ballot measures at last minute from comfort of your own home

Delicious adhesive on envelope

Creates nice, tidy piles of mail-in ballots to be conveniently lost somewhere

No need to rent tux

Potential several-day delay before being let down by outcome

Walk to mailbox a real drag

Eliminates only plausible excuse for loitering at middle school

Candidates still fucking awful

Unclear if USPS can handle huge responsibility right in middle of getting dismantled

Risks easily facilitating nation’s participation in democracy

Short article, no more at link: https://politics.theonion.com/pros-and-cons-of-voting-by-mail-1843568379

Long-term social isolation plans due to the coronavirus pandemic have shined the spotlight on voting by mail for the remaining primaries and even the November elections, a process that is already used in some states but has its share of critics. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of voting by mail.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 24, 2020, 02:54 AM (0 replies)

Unveiling the Official President Bush Portrait - Speech by President Obama 2012

Brilliant and kind speech by President Obama - This is how it's done.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush for the unveiling of their official portraits. May 31, 2012.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun May 24, 2020, 01:29 AM (15 replies)
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