Wednesday Reads

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Well, it is official…people will risk death or #Covid19 to vote against Bernie Sanders.

It was a good night for real dems:

Here are a few things to go crazy about:

Seriously…you should probably grab a drink first.

Here is the original tweet to that thread:

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Fuck you, Mr. President

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And then…

And this…

Big news for my hometown football team last night:

Those two links are for the Patriots fans.

And lastly:

This is an open thread.

26 Comments on “Wednesday Reads”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Please stay healthy…

  2. Enheduanna says:

    Hope everyone is doing well. I have practice at staying put and tend to be a hermit anyway – but I can imagine how frustrating this is for young and active people.

    I would like to see a thorough investigation of that Oscar Health contract. How is that legal? They are holding up testing for Jared Kushner to make money?

    Bernie still in the race – providing a fine example for his equally stubborn supporters, who will stay home in Nov ensuring we get Dump for another 4 years. But keep traveling around Bernie – shake lots of hands. Lots and lots of hands.

  3. dakinikat says:

    • bostonboomer says:

      She posted later that it isn’t true according Bernie’s staffers.

  4. dakinikat says:

    President being racist on national TV again. Wtf is with this racist “Chinese Virus” act? Can’t they stop him from spreading this racist shit ever? The Chinese own the manufacturing sector for Hospital Respirator production. I can only imagine what they could do to extend his trade wars by stopping shipments of them to the USA.

    • dakinikat says:

    • teele says:

      Trump has done such a bigly fantastic, terrific job responding to this virus, I think we owe it to him to name the virus after him.”Trump Virus” has a nice ring to it. Of course, there’s no money in it for him, but it would be an incredible honor, no?

  5. dakinikat says:

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  8. NW Luna says:

    Sanders reminds me of someone ….

  9. NW Luna says:

    Trump ban on fetal tissue research blocks coronavirus treatment effort

    A senior scientist at a government biomedical research laboratory has been thwarted in his efforts to conduct experiments on possible treatments for the new coronavirus because of the Trump administration’s restrictions on research with human fetal tissue.

    The scientist, Kim Hasenkrug, an immunologist at the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, has been appealing for nearly a month to top NIH officials, arguing that the pandemic warrants an exemption to a ban imposed last year prohibiting government researchers from using tissue from abortions in their work.

    “Kim Hasenkrug is one of the world experts in immune responses to persistent viral infection, including HIV and a whole bunch of other viruses,” said Irving Weissman, a leading stem cell researcher at Stanford University. In addition, the Montana NIH site has a biosafety lab equipped with high-level protections for experiments with dangerous microbes.

  10. roofingbird says:

    Gov. Newsom called us a nation state, is giving daily briefings, took time to thank everyone, and talked about critical shortages. CA put in place a rainy day fund after the Great Recession, so we have it to use. They have set up an info website. Unemployment claims have jumped from 2000 a day to 80,000 a day. Newsom says to prepare for the kids to be out of school till fall. Solano County went into “shelter in place” mode, joining six (seven?) other counties, and I’m glad I started an emergency pantry a few years ago, though I earlier had planned to get 25-50 lbs sugar to do some canning and that disappeared overnight. Hubbie’s second cataract surgery was canceled the day it was due, so he going to walk around one eyed for a while. They took the lens out of one side of his glasses, cause the first surgery went well. Now he comes home from walking the dog with one side out and the other transition dark. Right now I’m grateful we get Medicare. This is going to be a long road.

    • roofingbird says:

      Oh, and though there are 598 confirmed cases in CA and I think,12,000 tested, we don’t know the real number because there aren’t enough chemicals yet to process the tests.

    • quixote says:

      There are plenty of actual nation states *way* smaller than California.

      I’m glad we’re (finally!, way too late!) starting to address this thng. We get to find out if late really is better than never. Horrible field experiment going on where we can contrast outcomes in FL, TX vs. CA.

      All of us here: this thing better pass us all by!

  11. dakinikat says:

    • quixote says:

      Bernie lost Tulsi? I guess she’s decided he’ll never be Prez so no point trying to be his Veep.

      • bostonboomer says:

        He still has Elizabeth Warren, apparently. She hasn’t endorsed Biden even though Bernie has no path to the nomination.