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Ari Melber just showed a clip of "McTurtle" stating, "Slow but steady wins the race"!!!

Where is Trevor Noah when you need him??? He would have had a heyday with THAT one!

(I guess Trevor is on hiatus until September. Hurry back, Trevor, we miss you!)

When Republican anti-vaxxing Covid deniers finally admit that Covid is real and deadly, they will

find a way to blame it on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and all Democrats in general.

I'm sure FoxNews et al. and the Republican politicians and campaign strategists are already busy trying to find a way to pin Covid on the Dems, in preparation for the day when their dim-witted voting base finally wakes up.

I imagine most of the anti-vaxxers are pro-Trump and anti-abortion. Has it occurred to any of them

that if they don't get vaccinated and then get Covid and transmit it to a pregnant woman who dies or miscarries, that they themselves have performed an abortion?

It's pretty well documented that these people care not one whit about the lives of adults and children who have already been born, but I wonder if this would give any of them pause.

It just kills me, their hypocrisy. They are fighting like mad to overturn Roe v. Wade and deny women the right to decide what they do with their bodies, while at the same time they are claiming that the government has no right to interfere with what they themselves decide to do with their bodies (e.g., not to get vaxxed and not to wear a mask).

Did Derek Chauvin's cryptic remark hint that he might be planning suicide?

It was just so weird when he said, ""There's going to be some other information in the future that would be of interest. And I hope things will give you some, some peace of mind. Thank you."

I don't know. I absolutely hope he does not commit suicide. I hope that he lives to serve out his full prison sentence. But I can imagine the overwhelming humiliation he must be feeling right now to be a cop going to prison. Well-deserved humiliation, of course, hopefully with a giant dose of shame thrown in.

We know we need Joe Manchin. But what does Joe Manchin need?

Is there anything the Democratic Party can offer to Joe Manchin to persuade him to vote for the voting rights bill? An ambassadorship? A cabinet position? A pony?!

Yes, I know we're not supposed to be the "Quid pro quo" party, but should we just stand here wringing our hands and let this one man single-handedly destroy democracy?

I guess Republicans don't realize that with all of their baseless, brazen voter suppression laws

they're trying to pass and have actually passed, that they are only fueling Democratic outrage and making it more likely that we will, once again, show up in droves to vote in 2022. Thanks, GQP, for ginning up our base!

An observation about the "great unmasked masses"!

Since getting my 2nd dose of Moderna, I've been a bit more comfortable making forays out into our Covid-ridden world. I'm still wearing a mask, still maintaining distance, still going to stores when they first open to avoid their busy times, and still not eating indoors at restaurants. But nevertheless, I feel more at ease, thanks to being fully vaxxed and still taking all of these precautions.

But what I've noticed is how easy it is to tell the Democratic folks from the Trump humpers now that our state has started (foolishly) doing away with mask restrictions.

The Democrats are the ones still wearing masks and they are noticeably cheerful, probably because they are also fully vaxxed and feeling safer and more optimistic, like me!

The Trump humpers are maskless (of course) and have this sullen expression of grim resentment and anger, as evidenced by the stink eye they often throw toward us "maskies."

And I think (and hope!) that those of us who are masked and vaxxed are starting to outnumber the maskless and unvaxxed crowd, because I used to sense more of an attitude of condescension and derision coming from them. Now they just seem to be quietly seething to themselves.

I'm overgeneralizing for sure, but just something I picked up on during my last couple of excursions.

Just watched a very informative webinar on Covid19; includes myth-busters you might find handy

when dealing with anti-vaxxers.

It's a webinar for people wondering whether they should get the Covid vaccine if they have a traumatic brain injury, but most of the information applies to everybody. And it's long, and more of an audio with slides than a captivating video, but it's very informative. If nothing else, the doctor's calm, soothing voice might lull you into a nice nap!

Just google: Butch Alterman Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination for Individuals with TBI

Or here is the link:


The people who won't get vaxxed are like Jonestown in reverse.

Instead of drinking the Koolaid that will kill them, they are refusing the Koolaid that will save their lives and the lives of others.

They've been so brainwashed into hating the government, especially one with Democratic leadership, that they are completely mired in distrust of the vaccines and their proud refusal to wear a mask. Evidence of the vaccine's effectiveness or the effectiveness of wearing a mask be damned.

Of course, there are a lot of differences, too. At Jonestown, there were people who were forced at gunpoint to take the poison, and some who fled into the jungle to escape. And Jim Jones committed suicide along with his followers, whereas Trump and family were at the front of the line to get the life-saving vaccine. Plus, Jonestown was isolated, and their "sickness" was not something that could spread to others.

I think at this point, the only thing that might convince them they should get vaccinated is to have a loved one die from Covid. But even then, there will be those who refuse to believe it was Covid that killed them, or will choose to see their loved one's death as God's will.

If you're on Obamacare like me, call Healthcare.gov to see if you can lower your monthly premium

The number is 1-800-318-2596, or go to the Healthcare.gov website for more information.

I called yesterday and was able to lower the monthly premium for myself and my husband. Every little bit helps.

From the Kaiser Family Foundation website:

The March 2021 COVID-19 relief legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), extends eligibility for ACA health insurance subsidies to people buying their own health coverage on the Marketplace who have incomes over 400% of poverty. The law also increases the amount of financial assistance for people at lower incomes who were already eligible under the ACA. Both provisions are temporary, lasting for two years, retroactive to January 1, 2021. A more detailed explanation of these enhanced and expanded subsidies and other coverage provisions of the ARPA can be found here, and an earlier analysis and interactive comparison of ARPA and ACA subsidies can be found here.

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