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Mike Pence Falls Apart As Wolf Blitzer Recites Trump's Downplaying of Coronavirus

From the article:

Mike Pence tried to claim that Trump has never belittled the coronavirus, so Wolf Blitzer rattled off statements from Trump belittling the coronavirus threat.

Blitzer said that Trump had belittled the threat of this virus and asked Pence why a national stay at home order had not been issued.
Pence replied, “I don’t believe that the president has ever belittled the threat of this virus.”

Wolf Blitzer interrupted him and said, “I was suggesting he was saying at one point it wasn’t as bad as the regular flu. He was talking about automobile accidents. He seemed to be suggesting at one point there were 15 cases it would get down to zero very quickly. That was what I was basing that sentence on.”

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Susan Rice Says Trump "Can't Stomach Strong Black Women" After His Encounter with Reporter

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Former national security adviser Susan Rice criticized President Donald Trump after he told PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to “be nice” and not “threatening” at a coronavirus briefing, saying he “can’t stomach strong black women.”

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I realize that this is obvious to anyone who is aware of Trump's open racism, but that does not include the US corporate media.

Al Gore Slams Trump's Coronavirus Response: "You Can't Gaslight a Virus"

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“I’m afraid many [Americans] have been misled into thinking that some of his earlier statements about using the word hoax — and he used it in a specialized way — but saying it was going to disappear, those kinds of things, I feel badly for those who believe that stuff and have not been protecting themselves,” Gore said during an appearance on CNN.

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Perhaps not Mr. Gore, but Trump can apparently gaslight 38% of US voters, and do so consistently.

'The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing': Amazon, Whole Foods Workers Walk Off Job...

'The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing': Amazon, Whole Foods Workers Walk Off Job to Protest Unjust and Unsafe Labor Practices

From the article:

Labor rights advocates on Monday urged the public to show support and solidarity with Amazon employees who walked off the job at a Staten Island warehouse following what the workers said was an unacceptable response by the company to at least one case of coronavirus at the facility.

Between 50 and 200 employees at the warehouse, known as JFK8, walked off the job around 12:30 pm Monday, days after at least one case of coronavirus was reported at the facility. Christian Smalls, an employee who is organizing the strike, told CNN the number of employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, is actually between five and seven, though the company has only acknowledged one infection....

"The richest man in the world can't even provide basic protection for his workers during this pandemic crisis because it hurts his bottom line," tweeted New York Assembly member Ron T. Kim of Amazon's multi-billionaire CEO, Jeff Bezos. "I stand in solidarity with Amazon workers."

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When I listen to Trump, my blood pressure rises as my IQ falls. So I rarely listen to him.

But each time that I do, his ignorance, incoherence, inanity, insanity, intolerance, and his idiocy is completely and unavoidably exposed for all to see.

So what do these loyal Trump voters hear when Trump speaks?

I will acknowledge that Trump's racism, and his misogyny are a large part of his appeal.

I will acknowledge that Trump's greed and sheer nastiness are a large part of his appeal to some.

I will acknowledge that Trump can fool a certain segment of the population.

But what exactly do these Trump supporters hear?

Any time Trump uses the phrase "my friend", he is lying.

Sociopaths have no friends. They only have victims, or potential victims.

Trump is his only friend.

So if he speaks about any unnamed friend, he is lying.

How much money has Putin funnelled to the NRA?

I just read this post about the NRA:


And I wonder how much Russian money was given by Putin to the NRA, and to GOP lawmakers in general.

So I looked, and quickly found this reminder:

As American communities continue to be victimized by gun violence — including the mass shooting yesterday, in Parkland, Florida — the National Rifle Association continues to wield immense influence over American legislators, primarily through enormous campaign contributions.
But when it comes to funding, the NRA may have finally gone too far: the FBI recently launched an investigation to determine whether a Russian central banker, and Putin ally, illegally funneled money through the organization to help the Trump campaign.

These allegations have prompted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission and an effort by Sen. Ron Wyden to obtain documents from the Treasury Department and the NRA. As shocking as other Russia-related revelations have been — attempts to hack voting machines, vast Internet propaganda, leaking of stolen campaign information — this allegation illustrates a problem of even broader scope.


So when we read about what the leadership of the NRA is doing, are we reading even more propaganda from Putin?

Remember the number of laws passed over the last few years that ban the weraing of face coverings?

The lawmakers generally claimed that these laws were necessary for public safety, and were not targeting any particular religions.

Does anyone think that people wearing masks in public will be charged under these laws?

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Curve Passes China As Trump Claims Mortality Rate Is 'Way Down'

From the article:

During his daily propaganda briefing at the White House on Thursday, Donald Trump bragged about the coronavirus mortality rate in the United States being “way, way down,” despite troubling new data.
“The mortality rate is … in my opinion, it’s way, way down,” Trump said. “You know, it’s one thing to have it. It’s another thing to die.”
Trump’s comments come as the number of American coronavirus deaths climbed past 1,200.

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Moya Brennan singing "Rinne tu".

An Irish hymn. I have listened to this version since I bought the CD in 2000.

I hope it brings you joy, and a measure of peace.

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