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Shawn Langlois, Responds to Trump/Pence Coronavirus Claims


President Trump blames Obama for coronavirus testing problems
Published: March 4, 2020 at 6:06 p.m. ET
By Shawn Langlois

‘The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place at a much more accurate and rapid fashion. That was a decision we disagreed with. I don’t think we would have made it, but for some reason it was made. But we’ve undone that decision.’
That’s President Donald Trump deflecting the criticism his administration has been facing over its response to the coronavirus.

The comments were made during a meeting with airline executives at the White House on Wednesday. Here’s a clip: (available at web link above)
Still, Trump’s deflection came under fire from his critics.

Tommy Vietor

There's clear evidence of how Trump has mishandled the #coronavirus response. CDC cuts. Eliminating the NSC global pandemic coordinator. Mike Pence's entire existence. Don't just repeat his bullshit attempts to blame Obama. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/here-are-17-ways-the-trump-administration-bungled-its-coronavirus-response/

Here are 17 ways the Trump administration bungled its coronavirus response

This list doesn't include Donald Trump Jr.'s claim that Democrats wanted the virus to spread and kill Americans.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Mar 5, 2020, 05:10 AM (9 replies)

Stock Market plunge, no confidence in response from

WH wonkers?

The Dow lost 1000 pts. on Monday, the losses are being reported again this morning. Let's hope the worst of the fear and lack of confidence in the criminals' WH does not result in another market meltdown.

Coronovirus and the lack of a coordinated approach are discussed at the link below. There are several articles and investors always have a bias as a caution when reading.

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Feb 25, 2020, 11:50 AM (2 replies)

Religious right attacks Constitution-separation of church and state



U.S. Supreme Court examines religious school funding in major rights case
By Andrew Chung

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices are poised to tackle a major religious rights case on Wednesday over whether states can bar public funding of religious institutions in a dispute over a Montana tax credit program that could benefit private religious schools.

The justices will hear about an hour of arguments in an appeal by three parents of students who attend a Christian school in Kalispell, Montana. They are challenging a lower court ruling that struck down the tax credit program as a violation of the state constitution's ban on government aid to religious schools and churches.

The ruling in the case, expected by the end of June, could narrow the separation of church and state.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:49 PM (3 replies)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Arizona Civil Rights History


Kaila White, Arizona Republic

Calvin Goode still lives on the property he bought in central Phoenix in 1955, in a small home at Jefferson and 15th streets, steps away from historic Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

At the time, it was one of the few neighborhoods where black Arizonans were allowed to buy homes. Now, it's jutted up against a light-rail line, near a prestigious Great Hearts charter school, on the edge of an upscale apartment housing boom.

After growing up attending segregated schools in Gila Bend and Phoenix in the 1940s, Goode in 1972 became the second black person to serve on the Phoenix City Council. He held the position for 22 years.

He said he remembered once, when he was a young man, he applied for a job at a Phoenix high school and was denied because the principal did not want him supervising white women.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1988, an estimated 15,000 people gathered in downtown Phoenix for a march to the Arizona State Capitol protesting the state's refusal to recognize the holiday. It was a rainy, cold, windy day, but so many people attended that the crowd flooded three lanes of traffic.

Years of political fighting over the holiday created a national image of Arizona as a state locked in a racial battle.

Several big-name musicians and national conventions canceled their Arizona events. After two ballot propositions to make the day a state holiday failed, the National Football League relocated the 1993 Super Bowl from Sun Devil Stadium to Pasadena, California.

Finally, voters approved a state King holiday in November 1992, making Arizona the only state that put it to a vote of the people and saw it pass.

.....much more at the link, excellent piece, imo
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Jan 20, 2020, 06:37 PM (3 replies)

"Why's Everybody Picking on Me?"

Just wanted to mock bone spurs, poor baby. The Coasters, "Charlie Brown"

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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Jan 20, 2020, 05:33 PM (4 replies)

Keith Olbermann-Rant

This is what I think of the thug occupying our WH. Keith has a GQ series on youtube.com.

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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:59 PM (19 replies)

Davos 2020 Luxury Winter Vacation at Taxpayer Expense

Has anyone calculated the costs to send The Don and his criminal family, a 9 member delegation, SS protection, hotel and entertainment expenses, AF1 and other transportation?

I will not link the articles related to annual demonstrations by anticapitalists. I am not aware of these groups using violence in the past. I’m catching up my reading so this topic may have already been posted.



Trump to attend annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland
JAN 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to attend a global economic forum in Switzerland this month, making up for an appearance he cancelled during last year’s record-long shutdown of the U.S. government.

The annual World Economic Forum, held in the popular ski resort of Davos, attracts wealthy, high-profile business and political figures, along with academics and other leaders of society.

Trump’s Jan. 21-22 appearance will mark his first time on the world stage since he authorized the U.S. military to kill Iran’s top military commander.

It will also be Trump’s first trip outside of the U.S. since becoming only the third American president to be impeached, and the first one to carry that mark into a reelection campaign.

Trump will address the gathering about two weeks before the first voting in the process that will determine his Democratic opponent in the November election.


Davos: White House official says Trump expected to go after skipping during 2019 shutdown

By Kevin Liptak and Caroline Kelly

President Donald Trump is expected to go to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum later this month after not attending the conference last year because of the government shutdown, a White House official told CNN on Wednesday.

The annual conference brings together powerful executives, finance ministers and other members of the global elite. Trump attended the summit in 2018 and was pleased with the reception he received, people who spoke to him afterward told CNN at the time.

According to a White House press release, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the delegation, which will include presidential advisers and Trump family members Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as several members of the President's Cabinet. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be among the nine-person presidential delegation to the mountainside conference.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:56 PM (2 replies)

Demand the Trump Administration release the funds

intended for Puerto Rico. I will contact my representatives in Congress.



Democrats slam Trump on Puerto Rico, demand swift response to earthquake
Suzanne Gamboa
Democratic presidential candidates expressed their support for Puerto Rico on Twitter following Tuesday's earthquake, while some Democrats in Congress demanded that the Trump administration release aid that had been approved after Hurricane Maria.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn Tuesday, killing one person and causing power plant shutdowns on the ailing island.

The earthquake is something of a piling on for Puerto Rico. It is still crippled by Maria, which hit in 2017, its $70 billion debt and a relatively new interim government that was installed after the former governor was ousted amid an email scandal.

On Tuesday, FEMA said that the president had signed an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico because of the quake.

…candidates responses available at link
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Jan 8, 2020, 03:59 PM (5 replies)

Former President Jimmy Carter


Associated Press (AP)
After brain surgery, Jimmy Carter returns to hometown church

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter publicly appeared Sunday at the Georgia church where he worships for the first time since undergoing brain surgery in November.

The 95-year-old Carter and his wife of more than 70 years, Rosalynn, attended services at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains on Sunday, news outlets reported. Parishioners also prayed for the Carters, who were nestled into front-row seats at the church where Carter famously has taught Sunday school.
The nation's oldest-ever ex-president underwent surgery last month at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall.

Carter has faced several health issues in recent years. Earlier this month, he was treated at a hospital for a urinary tract infection. In October, he was hospitalized for a fall that fractured his pelvis and another fall in which he hit his head and required 14 stitches. A previous fall required he get hip surgery. In 2015, he was diagnosed with melanoma. After having parts of his liver removed and undergoing radiation, immunotherapy and treatment for brain lesions, he announced that he was cancer-free. (that's all, link for verification)
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:30 PM (2 replies)
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