Super Spread Friday Reads

 

 Good Day Day Sky Dancers!

Guess who’s down with Covid-19?

Yup.  The Carnival Barker of Corona Virus Super Spread Events isn’t such a special hunk of super genes.

KKKremlinCaligula and his Russia Sparrow tested positive.

Talk about instant Karma.

This is from CNN.  Covid-19 Hope just kept the mask off in all the right places.

President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his reelection campaign in which he has flouted experts’ guidance on preventing the disease’s spread.

he diagnosis amounts to the most serious known health threat to a sitting American president in decades. At 74 years old and obese, Trump falls into the highest risk category for serious complications from the disease, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans and more than 1 million people worldwide.

His infection with the disease could prove destabilizing in an already fraught political climate, and stock market futures tumbled on news of Trump’s infection.
“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

And then CNN also aired this last night which kinda shows what the Russian Sparrow thinks of doing the First Lady thing.  It appears she’d rather be back in the USSR.

And another long serving professional counterterror official resigned warns the nation about its biggest danger:  The Orange Snot Blob in the white house.  This is in USA Today in an Op Ed by Russ Travers, who retired from Federal Service in July after being removed as the Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center.  Gotta Love the huge number of disgruntled former employees speaking out all of the sudden.  “Trump’s COVID-19 record is the single greatest failure in US history. We need a new president. I saw it all serving 42 years in the federal government, and here’s my message to undecided voters: America is damaged and needs change at the top.”  This guy wrote in John Kasich in 2016 so be aware he’s your basic Republican.

Many of you probably don’t spend much time immersed in global or even many national issues — you’re understandably focused on your community, raising your family and improving life at a local level. But engage in a thought experiment: Step back and imagine your community as a microcosm of the country as a whole… or, our country as a member of a community of nations. If two-thirds of your community felt it was going in the wrong direction, as is the judgment in national public opinion polls today, would you want change? Or, if all other communities gave yours the lowest favorability rating on record, as is the case with the current global standing of the United States, would you be content?

And imagine the implications as you seek to improve your community for the benefit of your children. What if you were confronted with a regional problem — one that could only be addressed in cooperation with other communities? But yours, operating under the mistaken belief that you could unilaterally make your community great, is unwilling to work with others to solve ever-worsening regional problems. That “beggar thy neighbor,” head-in-the-sand attitude is this president’s approach to climate change, a phenomenon science shows to be an existential threat to the community of nations — and to your local communities. The dire effects for your children and grandchildren would be the legacy of this president.

Perhaps forgiveness would be warranted if the disrupter had risen to the challenge of a national crisis. Unfortunately, when it comes to COVID, the administration’s attempts to excuse itself equate to putting lipstick on the proverbial pig. I know a thing or two about systemic government failure. I testified before the 9/11 Commission and then spent the subsequent 17 years involved in efforts to address the failure that was September 11th.

Sadly, the COVID response will go down as the single greatest failure of the federal government in the history of the republic. Even if you don’t have friends or relatives among the over 200,000 dead Americans, the adverse impact on your children’s education and the overall disruption of your lives is substantially worse than it needed to be. Overwhelmingly, that is because of the inadequate leadership of the Executive Branch.

So, now Joe Biden who was standing next to all the spittle bombs from Trump’s unhinged debate performance has gone back to his basement to be tested.  He’s awaiting the results as I write this.  This is from the Boston Herald.

11:10 a.m.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been tested for the coronavirus in the wake of President Donald Trump’s infection and is awaiting results.

That’s according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions.

Biden was on the debate stage with Trump for more than 90 minutes earlier in the week.

It’s unclear if Biden will appear at his scheduled campaign events later in the day. The Democrat’s campaign is expected to announce the results of Biden’s test and his travel plans later Friday.

More White House Staffers–bless their little hearts–are expected to test positive and imagine the entire Trump family who sported no masks probably are getting tested too.

Nancy Pelosi sends her thoughts and prayers.

What a country!

This Op Ed in the LA Times is just priceless: “Trump’s coronavirus infection is the result of his deadly, foolish recklessness.” 

No matter how you feel about Trump’s performance as president — and we feel pretty strongly that it has been a disaster — this is another crisis for a nation reeling from a year that almost seems apocalyptic: Trump’s impeachment, COVID-19, a popular outcry over racial injustice, the deaths of John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, catastrophic wildfires. And now this: A reckless president whose irresponsibility has endangered not only himself and his family but the stability of the country by throwing the executive branch into chaos. Another crisis, this one fully of Trump’s own making.

And  “ad” this one:  “Proud Boys Members Appear in Official Trump Campaign Video.” This is from NewsWeek’s Ewan Palmer.

Supporters of the far-right Proud Boys group can be seen in an official President Donald Trump campaign video released earlier this year following a rally in Colorado.

The arms of one person holding a MAGA hat and wearing a black and yellow Proud Boys jacket can be seen towards the end of video, parts of which were filmed at Trump’s rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs in February.

A similar black and yellow jacket can also be seen briefly earlier in the video, entitled “Stronger.”

The Colorado Times Recorder first identified the people in the clip as belonging to the group of several Proud Boys members who attended the rally in matching jackets.

The group were also photographed flashing the “OK” hand symbol—a gesture that has been simultaneously co-opted by the far-right to show a support for white supremacy as well as a trolling tactic to trick the media and liberals into thinking the fingers spell out WP (white power).

If you want to read something juicy then try this one from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer:  “The Secret History of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Departure from Fox”.   This is pretty disgusting behavior.

Have you ever seen so many sleazy people in orbit around one huge SleazeBall?

Anyway, I admit to being just in a stupor today.  I keep telling myself that really, life will be better a year from now, but then my dryer belt breaks and I’m hanging clothes out on a line.  Also, it appears there’s not many repairmen that want to deal with it either.

So, please find a way to do whatever makes you feel good today!   We all need some kind of break for sure!  We’re headed to stage three with more open bars again.  I’m staying in for sure because open bars never mean anything good in terms of the pandemic!

What’s on your reading and blogging list today!


46 Comments on “Super Spread Friday Reads”

  1. dakinikat says:

  2. dakinikat says:

    • dakinikat says:

      • djmm says:

        This is a relief but VP Biden, his staff and family need to get tested every day for a week and at least every other day for another week, jut to be sure. As do other people who may have been exposed to the President, the First Lady or Ms. Hicks — or to the currently unknown source of the infection. When you think that the President knew Ms. Hicks was sick, and chose not to notify VP Biden or the press who traveled with them and then went to a fundraiser, many, many people could now be exposed.

        CNN reported that although masks were required at the debate, the Trump guests all removed theirs when they sat down and refused to put the masks back on. Setting aside the fact that they should have not been permitted to do so, they should be ashamed of their arrogant and reckless behavior. Sadly, I don’t believe they have that capacity.

        • NW Luna says:

          Agree. The non-masked should have been thrown out. Also, Trump may have been the one who infected Hicks. Who knows with that crowd.

  3. Pat Johnson says:

    Karma sure is a bitch. Maybe if he and his staff had worn masks this may not have happened.

    The rest of us are following the rules. These people never do. You get what you ask for if you continue to defy the medical community and instead ignore warnings.

    I just feel bad for those he has possibly infected like the WH staff who serve this moron every dat. They did not ask to be exposed to this so he could soothe his ego.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    The president of Notre Dame has tested positive. He was at the announcement ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett had the virus over the summer.

    The Bidens will need to keep getting tested, because it can take 3-14 days before symptoms begin.

    • dakinikat says:

      Look who is in his basement now?

    • Enheduanna says:

      I was struck by the fact Jill Biden wore a mask up on stage at the end of the debate. I’m going to really like her!

      Barrett exposed her own children at that ceremony. She’s a disgrace.

      I’m exhausted. My sister in SFO texted me right after the news broke and I ended up watching teevee until 4AM.

      • Beata says:

        Jill Biden is a class act. She will be a wonderful First Lady.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I woke up at 3AM and turned on the TV to see if there was any news. I ended up staying awake. CNN and MSNBC were reporting live.

        • Beata says:

          I woke up at 3AM this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. Didn’t hear the news until 6AM on NPR. I am really out of it today. Heck, I’ve been really out of it since March.

  5. Pat Johnson says:

    All this happening because this colossal moron refused to wear a mask setting an example to the rest of the nation to be cautious.

    No wonder the number keeps rising all over the country as his stupid “flock” goes around maskless screaming “freedom” at anyone who speaks out.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    According to Gabriel Sherman, Trump has a fever and a cough. That doesn’t sound good.

    The biggest unknown is the state of the president’s health. This morning the New York Times reported that Trump is exhibiting “coldlike symptoms.” Two Republicans in close contact with the White House told me that Trump’s symptoms have included a cough and fever. Melania is said to be asymptomatic. “They are worried about the president because of his age,” one of the sources said. Sources said Trump will likely want to be seen in public as soon as possible to blunt the narrative that he is sidelined by the virus he’s spent the last six months downplaying. “He’s going to want to get out there a lot sooner than people think,” the former official said. “But it will be hard to hide if he’s sick. Also, who will want to be in a room with him?” The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

    Trump was supposed to do a phone call about elderly and vulnerable people and he cancelled. Pence did it instead.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Meanwhile, Hicks has experienced more pronounced symptoms than the president. Two sources said she has had a high fever and a cough, with one source adding she lost her sense of smell. Hicks is said to be frustrated with Trump for taking such a cavalier approach to the virus. She was one of the few West Wing staffers to wear a mask in meetings, which her colleagues chided her for. “She was made fun of because she wore a mask,” a friend said. Sources told me Hicks is also upset that news coverage has made it appear that she gave Trump the virus, when in fact no one knows where he got it. “It’s so unfair she’s sort of being blamed,” the friend told me.

      • Enheduanna says:

        I bet he gave it to Hicks. Not a lot of sympathy here – she could have quit. Aside from the possibility of dying she could suffer debilitating after effects for the rest of her life.
        Quite the gamble if she was really concerned about the cavalier attitude within the WH.

    • NW Luna says:

      Elderly and vulnerable person cancelled a call about elderly and vulnerable people. I shouldn’t find that funny.

      Plus the “who will want to be in a room with him?”

    • NW Luna says:

      The WH staffers say Trump has “mild” symptoms. A fever in someone of his condition isn’t a “mild” symptom.

  7. bostonboomer says:

  8. bostonboomer says:

  9. dakinikat says:

  10. dakinikat says:

    This is give me hope …

  11. NW Luna says:

    • Enheduanna says:

      They all look scared. Apparently Dump is freaked out. I bet his previous visit to Walter Reed was for something that weighs very heavily on his comorbidities.

  12. Beata says:

    They just look cold. Need to wear coats but are too vain.

  13. NW Luna says: