Trump, Meadows, Mnuchin…they just don’t get it. They are unable to lead in the face of this massive ongoing catastrophe which has wiped more than 162,000 American lives off the map, even though they had experts and forecasts.
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Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
The White House isn’t interested in addressing the pandemic’s economic problems any more than they are interested in addressing the pandemic itself. It’s snowing the media with head games and propping up Trump using head fakes while letting the country burn.
The media needs to stop bothsides journalism and get the GOP on the record: why has the GOP not already funded financial aid and stimulus along with a moratorium extension on evictions? Is the GOP going foreclose on voters to save Trump’s ass this November?
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, every step along the way Trump failed to do what was necessary to save American lives.
‘Gym’ Jordan went off as he does regularly, this time on Dr. Fauci in Friday’s hearing before the House Select Committee on COVID Oversight. We need a better circus act — one which doesn’t further genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Trump’s Thursday morning tweet stirred up people more than his average tweets do — which is saying a lot since his average tweets are pretty annoying. From what was he trying to redirect our attention?
Wolf has been pushing this graffiti is violence argument for days now. You’d think someone with a bachelor’s degree in history would have learned that graffiti is historically anything but violence.
We all know Bill Barr has been hard at covering Trump’s ass since he was sworn in. Now he’s turning us into a banana republic complete with secret security forces.
We’ve been waiting too long for this day.
After the wholly repugnant speech Donald Trump gave in South Dakota — on lands stolen from Lakota and Dakota nations — it’s important to remember one thing.