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Who here remembers Michele Marsh from CBS Channel 2 in NYC in the 80's?

Long story short, I was surfing YouTube and was going through suggested videos, and saw one that said CBS News 1985. I had to click on it, because when I was a kid, my mom always had the news on, and loved CBS especially. I remembered Michele Marsh, Roland Smith, Mr. G, and of course the legendary Warner Wolf.

Even though I was like a kid when I started watching, I basically grew up with this crew, and always liked them all. I decided to look them up, and to my astonishment, I read that Michele Marsh had passed away on October 17, 2017, at the age of 63. I am so sad to have learned this, I wish I could followed her work before she died, as I hadn't seen her since 1995 or so.

Anyway, here was the video that made me search for her. Very nostalgic and awesome, but at the same time sad. Enjoy.

Anthony Fauci says he used a 'poor choice of words' in discussing Trump administration's coronavirus

Source: MSN

WASHINGTON – Anthony Fauci, the health care policy expert under fire from allies of President Donald Trump, said Monday he used a "poor choice of words" when he suggested lives could have been saved had the Trump administration put in place coronavirus restrictions earlier in the year.

In an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Fauci was asked if lives could have been saved had social distancing been imposed during the third week of February instead of mid-March. Fauci said, "It's very difficult to go back and say that. I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously, no one is going to deny that."

Fauci said, "What goes into those kinds of decisions is – is complicated. But you're right. I mean, obviously, if we had, right from the very beginning, shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different. But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then."

Fauci denied that Trump forced him to make the statement, telling reporters that "everything I do is voluntary ... Please ... Don’t even imply that.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anthony-fauci-says-he-used-a-poor-choice-of-words-in-discussing-trump-administrations-coronavirus-response/ar-BB12yFfU



Why Anthony why?

Biden and Trump speak by phone about coronavirus response

Source: CNN

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday about the response to the coronavirus pandemic, two sources familiar with the call and a White House official tell CNN.

The phone call is a rare moment of direct communication between the two political rivals. Trump has harshly criticized Biden for months, and his efforts to pressure Ukraine into opening an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, was the catalyst for launching impeachment proceedings against the President.

Biden has criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the administration was too slow to address the crisis. He has also said that Trump should stop talking and listen to experts.

"Vice President Biden and President Trump had a good call. VP Biden shared several suggestions for actions the Administration can take now to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and expressed his appreciation for the spirit of the American people in meeting the challenges facing the nation," Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/06/politics/biden-trump-call/index.html

Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to work out at Supreme Court private gym, her trainer says

Washington (CNN)Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is continuing her workouts at the Supreme Court gym amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to her longtime personal trainer.

Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg's trainer, told the news outlet Law360 on Tuesday that Ginsburg, 87 and a four-time cancer survivor, does not want to stop her sessions.

"Everybody's been shut down. The only reason why I didn't shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain't having it," Johnson said.

Washington, DC has implemented a stay-at-home order and closed all public gyms due to the pandemic.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-workout-coronavirus/index.html

A true inspiration. Stay safe!

Andrew Cuomo and his alleged nipple rings

This has been all over the place today, which surprises me since it's not like we have slow news days anymore. Personally, if it's true, I say good for him. I'm not sure why politicians are held to a different standard when it comes to trends. I remember Reagan claiming that he didn't dye his hair, because God forbid a politician dyed his hair in 1980.

Seriously though, why do we never see a politician with pink or green hair? We see them everyday out in the streets. Or why not one with an eyebrow or lip ring? It's ok to be yourself and be trendy.

If true, we have an awesome trendy hip and cool Governor. If not true, well we have an awesome governor anyway! Anyway, in case you missed the story, you can judge for yourself.





https://toofab.com/2020/03/31/andrew-cuomo-and-his-alleged-nipple-ring-are-taking-over-twitter/

Poll: Trump approval rating hits 50 percent for first time in almost 2 years

https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/489340-poll-trump-lands-50-percent-approval-for-first-time-in-two

Not sure I trust this poll, although it worries me that Gallop has him at 49%, also from today...

6-3 Supreme Court decision today on insanity defenses

The Court limited the rights of criminal defendants and declared that states can bar them from using insanity defenses. 6-3 decision, Kagan sided with the conservatives.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/politics/supreme-court-insanity-defense/index.html

Supreme Court says states can limit scope of insanity defense

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states have broad authority to define insanity in their criminal codes.

The 6-3 ruling was written by Associate Justice Elena Kagan, a liberal who sided with the court's five conservative justices. Associate Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a spirited dissent, joined by Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.

The case dealt with a quadruple murder committed by a Kansas man seeking to use an insanity defense. But the problem for James Kahler – who admitted to killing his estranged wife, mother-in-law and two daughters in 2008 – was that Kansas abandoned that defense a decade earlier.

To win a conviction, the state needed only prove that Kahler acted with intent – not that he necessarily understood right from wrong.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/23/insanity-defense-supreme-court-lets-states-make-harder-prove/2898915001/



6-3 opinion, Kagan joined the conservatives.

What if (God forbid) this virus is still in full swing by November?

I personally don't think it'll last past Summer, but what if it does? Let's say it's worst case scenario and Trump orders a national lockdown on non-essentials, but doesn't cancel the election because he likely can't.

If it's really bad, I bet a lot of people will stay home, and many places have no mail-ins. We usually only get about 40 or 50% of eligible voters voting anyway. This could bring it down to 20%.

Let's also say Biden is leading by 5 points in polling. Who does it help more if only 20% vote?

Are they gonna suspend property taxes too?

A couple of things. First, I live in NYC. I am a tenant and have a landlord. They have suspended mortgage payments, so that landlords can let the rent slide for April.

However, I am still worried that my landlord will need the rent from me, because her house is paid for. Suspending mortgages does nothing for her. They need to do something about her $5,000 a year property taxes. Will they be doing it?

She might say "Pay me back later." But making up a whole month (or more) of rent is staggering to me. The government needs to order rent waived for April, at least to those who have lost their jobs or have had their hours severely cut.
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