Super Spread Friday ReadsPosted: October 2, 2020
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.
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.
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 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!