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The Daily Social Distancing Show: This Week's Coronavirus Updates - Week of 7/20/2020

The school reopening debate continues, a vaccine inches closer to reality, Trump once again “shifts his tone,” and a look back at the 1918 Spanish Flu.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:30 PM (0 replies)

Al Franken on with Brian Williams - MSNBC - 7/22/20

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:15 PM (9 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: What the Hell Happened This Week? Week of 7/20/2020

Trump boasts about his cognitive test, the Feds invade Portland, Kanye stages a campaign rally, and China goes to Mars.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:11 AM (0 replies)

Velshi: Protests Are The Sound Of Democracy In Action - MSNBC

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says Trump’s use of federal troops in Portland violates the fundamentally American right to protest and represents a shift from democracy to fascism.

Trump’s Troops Violate The First Amendment And Undermine Faith in Federal Agencies - MSNBC

Former FBI special agent Clint Watts and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance discuss Donald Trump’s assault on democracy.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:58 AM (0 replies)

White House Hijacks CDC Guidelines For School Reopenings - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow compares the previous CDC guidelines for reopening schools in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic and the newly released guidelines which the Trump White House has manipulated to downplay the option of schools not reopening if the virus isn't contained. Aired on 7/24/2020.

Botched U.S. Reopening May Require A Shutdown Do-Over - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow outlines the reasoning of more than 150 health experts who have signed onto a letter calling for the U.S. to try another shutdown, to do it correctly this time to control the coronavirus as a unified country instead of disparate states prolonging the outbreak. Aired on 7/24/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:18 AM (5 replies)

Donald Trump Finds Himself Increasingly Out Of Step With The American People - Deadline - MSNBC

New polls in some key battleground states find Joe Biden expanding his lead as the reality of the virus is catching up to Donald Trump. Aired on 07/24/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:10 AM (1 replies)

Tom Ridge Says He'd Likely Resign Before Letting Federal Agents Into American Cities

Tom Ridge, The First Homeland Security Secretary, Says He’d Likely Resign Before Letting Federal Agents Into American Cities

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Over 100 federal officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been sent to Portland, Oregon, in recent days.

That has brought protest from many, including a number of mayors like Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who said on Wednesday that he’d fight in court any such effort to send federal agents here.

Now the nation’s first secretary of Homeland Security, former Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge, says he’d likely resign rather than use DHS forces in this way.

Violence in Portland, often directed against their federal building, has sparked controversy on the use of federal Homeland Security forces over the strong objections of the city’s mayor and the state’s governor.


But federal police presence without the consent of local and state officials brought strong condemnation from Ridge.

“It would be a cold day in hell before I would consent or agree to the unsolicited, uninvited intervention in any of my cities,” Ridge told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. “I certainly don’t favor that kind of action, and certainly don’t think DHS was designed for that purpose to start with.”

Ridge urged President Donald Trump to work with state and local officials, not against them.

“We have strength in numbers. And unified, we could probably accomplish more than him acting independently,” Ridge said.

Read more (Includes video): https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/07/22/tom-ridge-says-he-would-likely-resign-before-letting-federal-agents-into-cities/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:30 AM (6 replies)

Trump to Throw Out First Amendment at Yankee Stadium

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an event that he described as “historic,” Donald J. Trump announced that he will throw out the First Amendment at Yankee Stadium next month.

“It’s going to be an amazing and fantastic thing I’ll be doing,” Trump said. “I’ve asked a lot of history experts, and they all say that no President has thrown out an amendment before.”

“Obama was President for eight years and never threw out an amendment,” he said. “What a loser.”

Trump said that he had considered throwing out the First Amendment “many, many times before” but had ultimately decided to preserve freedom of the press for his friends at Fox News.

“But, thanks to that beauty Chris Wallace, now I know that Fox is just as nasty and fake as the rest,” he said. “The only real journalist left is that nice lady at OAN.”

When asked how he is preparing for his Yankee Stadium appearance, Trump said that he is consulting with other world leaders who are experienced in throwing out laws.

“I had a terrific conversation with Vladimir Putin,” Trump said. “They don’t have a First Amendment in Russia, but he said that, if they did, he would definitely throw it out. So that made me feel good.”

Trump grew misty-eyed as he contemplated his upcoming visit to Yankee Stadium.

“I can’t believe I’ll be throwing out the First Amendment,” he said. “Every little boy dreams of this.”

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-to-throw-out-first-amendment-at-yankee-stadium

Photograph by Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 02:40 AM (8 replies)

Seth Meyers - Guest Al Gore Explains What COVID-19 and Climate Change Have in Common

Former Vice President Al Gore talks about watching the Trump administration mishandle the coronavirus pandemic and what the pandemic has in common with climate change.

Al Gore Plans to Expose Who’s Responsible for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Former Vice President Al Gore discusses the Climate Reality Project and Climate TRACE initiative, Joe Biden’s environmental platform and comments on Biden’s lead in recent polls.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 01:15 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Brags About His Cognitive Test Results - Monologue 7/23/20

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump’s Fox News Interview, Trump Jr.’s Book

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of July 20.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 01:10 AM (0 replies)
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