The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]Read More Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic
“First we make our choices. Then our choices make us.” — Anne Frank Hearing that one-time GOP Presidential candidate, former Fed board possibility and Jefe de Pizza Herman Cain being hospitalized for COVID-19 didn’t surprise me much. So, my immediate thought recalled the tweet Cain sent from from the cull’rd section of Trump’s June 20 […]Read More Herman Cain has the shucky-ducky coronavirus? A hard head leads to a soft behind …
File under “Smoke from the dome” Trump is experiencing an unprecedented perfect storm of conflicting vectors. Vector 1. Trump’s need to be reelected. Vector 2. Trump’s need to have the economy help him ride Vector 1. Vector 3. The increasingly compelling fact that wearing face masks while being present among large groups will reduce transmission […]Read More Physics, elections, and the President’s brain
Trump’s lies during the pandemic point to a cruel endgame As fears rise about the recent spike in coronavirus cases and US health officials believe time is running out to get this disease under control, I think it’s time to address President Donald Trump’s sustained meme that coronavirus infections have increased in America because the […]Read More For the record: why I quickly called ‘B***s**t’ on Trump’s ‘increased testing, more coronavirus cases’ story
When we talk about the quality of healthcare in Black communities, think Huffman. Or don’t. I’m sure y’all already know about Buckeye State lawmaker Steve Huffman’s — um — musings about why African Americans have higher COVID-19 infection rates: Could it just be that African Americans or the colored population do not wash their hands […]Read More Quick comment and advice on Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman wondering if African Americans or ‘colored’ people are hit harder by coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well’
But we ARE living in 2020 … With 40 million Americans out of work while the coronavirus pandemic has scared most other Americans out of resuming life as usual, should there even be a question about President Donald Trump passing another round of fiscal ‘stimulus’ to avoid what could easily become the second Great Depression? No […]Read More Of course, there will be another coronavirus ‘stimulus’ in the US …
A message of hope, amidst a pandemic and the struggle to make Black Lives Matter across the world Within the past hour, Prince’s official Twitter account posted a cover of Prince’s “The Cross” song, performed by musicians from his former bands “The Revolution”, New Power Generation (NPG), and 3RDEYEGIRL. Bandmates that span all four decades […]Read More One more Prince post: former band members from The Revolution, New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL released a version of ‘The Cross’ from Sign o’ the Times album
Here’s what “We’re in the same boat” means during a pandemic right now. Answer this: if someone has been aporophobic or racist — be it blatant, passive, willfully ignorant or plain hateful — for much of their lives, how is a coronavirus pandemic going to magically make them believe “we’re in this together” or “in […]Read More Memorial day thought: what does American society come back from — or come back to — after coronavirus?
Right now, US Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are remotely testifying to the Senate Banking Committee about stimulus spending and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Mnuchin’s view is similar to that of his boss, President Donald Trump: they want scared and brave Americans to re-open the economy by leaving […]Read More Senate hearing with Mnuchin and Powell is happening now — and you can see the most obvious B.S. about reopening the US economy
A reliable source of quarantine-era annoyance arrived in the form of President Donald Trump and his team, who straddled weeks of mounting news about American deaths resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, sluggishly following through with additional public health protection measures beyond executing the delayed and scattered thinking of travel bans (here’s one big reason out […]Read More Three last words about the Obama pandemic playbook debate: it doesn’t matter.