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Meidas Touch-#PerdueFailedYou

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1528861313069264897
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue May 24, 2022, 02:47 AM (0 replies)

Meidas Touch-#PerdueFailedYou

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1528861313069264897
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue May 24, 2022, 02:47 AM (0 replies)

Abrams is right: For many, Georgia is one of the worst states to live in.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1528831904597921803

https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/stacey-abrams-georgia-worst-state-rcna30087?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

Stacey Abrams is right: Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, has helped turn his state into one of the worst places to live in the country.

Abrams, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee to face off against Kemp for the governorship this fall, made her declaration during a fundraiser in Georgia on Saturday. And although she predicted her words would be taken out of context and used against her, she was quite clear about the things Kemp has done to make her state a demonstrably bad place to call home.

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” Abrams said, according to audio published by The Gwinnett Daily Post.

“Let me contextualize,” she added. “When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the No. 1 place to live.”

She went on to say: “Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together.”
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue May 24, 2022, 02:35 AM (0 replies)

Abrams is right: For many, Georgia is one of the worst states to live in.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1528831904597921803

https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/reidout-blog/stacey-abrams-georgia-worst-state-rcna30087?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

Stacey Abrams is right: Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, has helped turn his state into one of the worst places to live in the country.

Abrams, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee to face off against Kemp for the governorship this fall, made her declaration during a fundraiser in Georgia on Saturday. And although she predicted her words would be taken out of context and used against her, she was quite clear about the things Kemp has done to make her state a demonstrably bad place to call home.

“I am tired of hearing about how we’re the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live,” Abrams said, according to audio published by The Gwinnett Daily Post.

“Let me contextualize,” she added. “When you’re No. 48 for mental health, when we’re No. 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that is on the rise and wages are on the decline, then you are not the No. 1 place to live.”

She went on to say: “Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor’s office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together.”
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue May 24, 2022, 02:34 AM (0 replies)

Pro-Trump counties continue to suffer far higher COVID death tolls

Pro-TFG counties are full of idiots who do not mind dying to get the libs
https://twitter.com/tripgabriel/status/1528526694893735936
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/19/1098543849/pro-trump-counties-continue-to-suffer-far-higher-covid-death-tolls

Even with widely available vaccines and newly effective treatments, residents of counties that went heavily for Donald Trump in the last presidential election are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those that live in areas that went for President Biden. That's according to a newly-updated analysis from NPR, examining how partisanship and misinformation are shaping the pandemic.

NPR examined COVID deaths per 100,000 people in roughly 3,000 counties across the U.S. from May 2021, the point at which most Americans could find a vaccine if they wanted one. Those living in counties that voted 60% or higher for Trump in November 2020 had 2.26 times the death rate of those that went by the same margin for Biden. Counties with a higher share of Trump votes had even higher mortality rates.

The scale of the preventable loss of life is staggering. According to a recent analysis by Brown University, nearly 320,000 lives nationwide could have been saved if more people had chosen to get vaccinated. The Brown analysis also shows a partisan split in how those preventable deaths are distributed. States that went most heavily for Trump – including Wyoming and West Virginia – have among the highest rates of preventable deaths, while states that voted heavily for Biden – such as Massachusetts and Vermont – had among the lowest.

"How you vote should not predict whether you die of COVID," says Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Brown University School of Public Health. The social causes of the divide are complex, but the immediate reason is dead simple: Trump-leaning counties have far lower vaccination rates than those that went for President Biden. NPR's analysis showed that the gap was 21 points, with 81% of adults vaccinated in heavily-Biden counties compared to 60% of adults in counties that went for Trump.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon May 23, 2022, 11:17 AM (5 replies)

The U.S. census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count

Greg had money to help fix the census.
https://twitter.com/TexasTribune/status/1528734495146377216
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/19/census-2020-texas-undercount/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1653313664&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Tripped up by politics and the pandemic — and with only a last-minute investment in promotion by the state — the 2020 census likely undercounted the Texas population by roughly 2%, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The once-a-decade national count put Texas’ official population at 29,145,505 after it gained the most residents of any state in the last decade, earning two additional congressional seats. In a post-count analysis using survey results from households, the bureau estimated that the count for people living in Texas households — a slightly smaller population than the total population — failed to find more than half a million residents. That’s the equivalent of missing the entire populations of Lubbock, Laredo and then some.

The undercount means that many residents were missing from the data used by state lawmakers last year to redraw congressional and legislative districts to distribute political power. For the next decade, the undercount will also be baked into the data used by governments and industry to plan and provide for communities......

Tripped up by politics and the pandemic — and with only a last-minute investment in promotion by the state — the 2020 census likely undercounted the Texas population by roughly 2%, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The once-a-decade national count put Texas’ official population at 29,145,505 after it gained the most residents of any state in the last decade, earning two additional congressional seats. In a post-count analysis using survey results from households, the bureau estimated that the count for people living in Texas households — a slightly smaller population than the total population — failed to find more than half a million residents. That’s the equivalent of missing the entire populations of Lubbock, Laredo and then some.

The undercount means that many residents were missing from the data used by state lawmakers last year to redraw congressional and legislative districts to distribute political power. For the next decade, the undercount will also be baked into the data used by governments and industry to plan and provide for communities.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon May 23, 2022, 10:52 AM (7 replies)

The U.S. census estimates it missed more than a half-million Texans during 2020 count

Greg had money to help fix the census.
https://twitter.com/TexasTribune/status/1528734495146377216
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/05/19/census-2020-texas-undercount/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1653313664&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Tripped up by politics and the pandemic — and with only a last-minute investment in promotion by the state — the 2020 census likely undercounted the Texas population by roughly 2%, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The once-a-decade national count put Texas’ official population at 29,145,505 after it gained the most residents of any state in the last decade, earning two additional congressional seats. In a post-count analysis using survey results from households, the bureau estimated that the count for people living in Texas households — a slightly smaller population than the total population — failed to find more than half a million residents. That’s the equivalent of missing the entire populations of Lubbock, Laredo and then some.

The undercount means that many residents were missing from the data used by state lawmakers last year to redraw congressional and legislative districts to distribute political power. For the next decade, the undercount will also be baked into the data used by governments and industry to plan and provide for communities......

Tripped up by politics and the pandemic — and with only a last-minute investment in promotion by the state — the 2020 census likely undercounted the Texas population by roughly 2%, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

The once-a-decade national count put Texas’ official population at 29,145,505 after it gained the most residents of any state in the last decade, earning two additional congressional seats. In a post-count analysis using survey results from households, the bureau estimated that the count for people living in Texas households — a slightly smaller population than the total population — failed to find more than half a million residents. That’s the equivalent of missing the entire populations of Lubbock, Laredo and then some.

The undercount means that many residents were missing from the data used by state lawmakers last year to redraw congressional and legislative districts to distribute political power. For the next decade, the undercount will also be baked into the data used by governments and industry to plan and provide for communities.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon May 23, 2022, 10:52 AM (1 replies)

Expert: A monster hurricane season is coming

It is going to be a bad hurricane season
https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1528495948132925441
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Opinion-A-monster-hurricane-season-is-coming-17181986.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=socialflow

The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, and the Gulf of Mexico is already warmer than average. Even more worrying is a current of warm tropical water that is looping unusually far into the Gulf for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.

It’s called the Loop Current, and it’s the 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.

When the Loop Current reaches this far north this early in the hurricane season — especially during what’s forecast to be a busy season — it can spell disaster for folks along the Northern Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida.....

This year, the Loop Current looks remarkably similar to the way it did in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina crossed the Loop Current before devastating New Orleans. Of the 27 named storms that year, seven became major hurricanes. Wilma and Rita also crossed the Loop Current that year and became two of the most intense Atlantic hurricanes on record.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Mon May 23, 2022, 10:21 AM (5 replies)

Disney has released a new LGBTQ-themed clothing line for young children promoting inclusion and prid

https://twitter.com/RogueCitizenOne/status/1528372985874173953
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun May 22, 2022, 04:40 PM (18 replies)

Feds say Texas discriminated against communities of color when it denied Houston flood aid

George P. Bush screwed Houston and Harris County
https://twitter.com/txchristabelle/status/1528338470212620288
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/03/08/texas-houston-harris-HUD-harvey-flood-aid/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

A Texas agency discriminated against communities of color when it denied more than $1 billion in federal relief funds sought by Houston and Harris County to help hard-hit areas recover from Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found.

The Texas General Land Office — the agency charged with distributing approximately $2 billion in federal funds for future flood preparation — initially awarded Houston and Harris County nothing when deciding where to send the money. At the time, local officials blasted the state agency, headed by Land Commissioner George P. Bush, for denying much-needed aid and called on the federal government to intervene.

HUD officials said the state agency’s method of doling out the funds “discriminated on the basis of race and national origin” and “substantially and predictably disadvantaged minority residents, with particularly disparate outcomes for Black residents,” according to a Friday letter detailing the result of a HUD probe. The land office is in violation of the Civil Rights Act as well as federal housing law, federal housing officials said.....

Local officials, meanwhile, applauded HUD’s finding.

“It’s not complicated: Harris County was ground zero for the heartbreaking impacts of Hurricane Harvey, and continues to be exceedingly vulnerable,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in a statement. “The share of mitigation funds we receive from the federal government should reflect that reality.”
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Sun May 22, 2022, 04:39 PM (5 replies)
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