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US Covid-19 Map by County infection/death rate


Someone here posted a link to a map that showed infection/death rates by geographic counties (not states), but I lost track of the link. My google-fu is too weak to find it on my own.

Anyone have it?

My Primary Pledge for the Duration.


After tonight I'm convinced that Biden will be our nominee. He's earned it.

I pledge I will no longer attack Biden on the issues or otherwise. As a candidate, he's earned my respect to do that.

I was on the fence for a long time between Warren and Sanders and finally got off that fence after Warren's brilliant Bloomberg takedown at the NV debate. But then she suspended her campaign soon thereafter.

I'm left with Bernie and I will happily vote for him in the GA Primary. My current choices are Biden, Gabbard, and Sanders. I wish I could still vote for Warren.

I understand that the Bernie bashing will continue as long as he is a candidate, and probably longer. Nevertheless, I'll stand down.

I hope this primary comes to a peaceful conclusion soon and we can focus on beating Trump.

Good night.


After money, politicians pay attention to voters most.


And that's why I encourage all of you to continue to vote for your preferred candidate even if they have dropped out (assuming they are still on your ballot).

Even if you are convinced that Biden will be the Democratic nominee, it will be noticed if Yang, Buttigieg, Warren, Klobuchar, Sanders, etc still get votes.

Don't vote for someone merely because you think they will be the eventual nominee. If you vote for them, they think you like them the best.

Having said that I will vote for the Democratic nominee even if I wish they had retired from politics.


People said Bernie tied in IA and won in NH because they were white states.

But Bernie won bigger in the majority-minority state of NV.

I'm happy to see Warren in second place so far.


And nice job Bernie people.

I threw in for Warren after the NV debate, but I'm still happy with Bernie.

Bloomberg Ad "...I led a complex, diverse city through 9/11.."



Ooops. He wasn't mayor during 9/11.





Fred Guttenberg expelled from the gallery last night

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/i-will-do-better-parkland-victims-dad-apologizes-for-state-of-the-union-incident/2186724/

‘I Will Do Better’: Parkland Victim’s Dad Apologizes After State of the Union Protest

The father of a Parkland school shooting victim who was kicked out of Tuesday’s State of The Union address is apologizing after comments he yelled at President Donald Trump over gun control.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jamie was one of 17 people killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was escorted out of the House chambers after he yelled at Trump following comments in which the President continued his support for gun rights.

"So long as I am president, I will always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," Trump had said to applause from Republicans before the outburst.

Guttenberg, a guest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then yelled out, "what about victims of gun violence like my daughter," a New York Times reporter tweeted.


Pelosi gave him the hand. Guttenberg was Pelosi's guest at the SOTU.

Joe's correct: Vote for someone other than him if you disagree with him


I keed, kind of.

I wondered if this was a Fox news affiliate set up, but I don't think it is. I wish the whole video were available for better judgment about what provoked Joe.

The handsy nature of Joe's response is weird.


https://www.kcci.com/article/biden-tells-des-moines-activist-vote-for-someone-else/30705659

Biden tells Des Moines activist 'vote for someone else' in tense exchange


DES MOINES, Iowa —
A video of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden telling a Des Moines political activist to vote for someone else has received millions of views on social media.

Former Iowa legislator and Democrat Ed Fallon said his testy exchange with Biden occurred Sunday during a campaign stop at Urban Dreams in Des Moines.

He said he waited in line for a picture and wanted to confront Biden on his climate change proposals. Another member of Fallon's Bold Iowa group recorded their interaction.

"I'm going to support you if you win the nomination because we gotta get rid of (President Donald) Trump," Fallon said to Biden in the video.




Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/11/17/biden-says-marijuana-might-be-a-gateway-drug/?fbclid=IwAR3Lgfos0NH-Ujt2van3iNpFU19l8CrBIstxCWve5bA9wx_qJv-7lrfkCSs#4a435632130d

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said on Saturday that he’s not sure if marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of other, more dangerous substances.

“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” the 2020 presidential candidate claimed at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”

That said, Biden added that while he doesn’t personally support ending cannabis prohibition, “states should be able to make a judgement to legalize marijuana.” “I think that’s OK,” he said.

Biden, who in past years has clearly said he thinks cannabis is a gateway drug and has a long record of supporting legislation to ramp up the war on drugs, was answering a voter’s question about whether his position on marijuana has changed.


Time to evolve, Joe. Gateway drug talk is as relevant as "Just say no."


eta: Trauma or Adverse Childhood Experiences is the real gateway to substance abuse and harm.
https://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/trauma-is-the-gateway-drug-an-aces-informed-approach-to-substance-abuse-treatment/

With LA being hit hard by rain, my thoughts turned to Swamp Rat.


Anyone know what happened to Swamp Rat? Seems like we need his protest art more than ever.



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