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magsview

How’s everyone doing?

I feel a bit dizzy, not sure if it’s the Covid 19 or from politicians changing direction 180 degrees over the weekend.

Cuomo on Friday:
New York on PAUSE after Cuomo issues mandatory coronavirus shutdown

Cuomo on Monday:

polarbear4

Revving up for a Biden regime.

Benny

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

He’s prepared to What??

phatkhat
phatkhat

He has no idea. He just read what the teleprompter said. All he wants is our votes, but he isn’t getting mine.

phatkhat
phatkhat

I dunno, PB. I’ve seen some rumors that the DNC may replace Joe with Cuomo. Just what we need, another dynastic Wall St. politician.

Benny

Very authoritarian.

magsview

How’s everyone doing?

I feel a bit dizzy, not sure if from Covid 19 or politicians doing 180’s.

Cuomo on Friday: Shut it all down!
Cuomo on Sunday: Cuomo warns socializing ‘has to stop and it has to stop now’

Liberals swoon: “Cuomo is so presidential!”

Cuomo on Monday: But the economy!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: We Have To Start Thinking About How We Restart The Economy

wi61

Quomo “So presidential” the bar is pretty low due to Trumpcorp and throw in Biden as well. Now if it were Bernie he would never reach it.

polarbear4

wi61

They will need one hell of a support team to keep those maintained and functioning, other than the Elon Musks of the world I doubt most of them couldnt change batteries in a flashlight.

jcitybone

Even many on Wall Street are against an early scale down.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2020/03/24/the-finance-202-wall-street-to-trump-don-t-restart-economy-before-stopping-coronavirus-spread/5e790faf602ff10d49ad2665/?utm_source=reddit.com

President Trump is considering whether to bring the economy out of its government-induced coma in the next week or two, insisting the pain of the restrictions should not outweigh that from the coronavirus itself.

But investors, portfolio managers and economists with a front-row seat to the ongoing carnage on Wall Street and beyond aren’t so sure that scaling back social distancing is the right move. Many say the economy — and still-sliding stock market along with it — won’t begin to recover until the United States definitively turns the tide against the disease.

“You may get a [market] bounce on the headline,” Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial Inc., tells me. “Or the market could down even more if the community of investors and traders believe this is the opposite of what is needed. Above all else it will be the empirical data that suggests the virus is receding.”

Adam Sarhan, CEO of investment firm 50 Park Investments, says the market will only stop plumbing new lows once new infections level off. “What the world, and the market, needs to see is that number stop going up,” he says.

“Think of it as a trade: What’s the risk of reopening early?” Sarhan said. “The risk is the number of cases continues to skyrocket, and longer term, you’re just digging a much deeper hole.”

jcitybone

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-usa/u-s-has-potential-of-becoming-coronavirus-epicenter-says-who-idUSKBN21B1FT?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&utm_source=reddit.com

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a “very large acceleration” in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of becoming the new epicenter.

Over the past 24 hours, 85 percent of new cases were from Europe and the United States, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters. Of those, 40 percent were from the United States.

Asked whether the United States could become the new epicentre, Harris said: “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential.

“…They (the United States) have a very large outbreak and an outbreak that is increasing in intensity,” Harris added.

jcitybone

https://truthout.org/video/covid-19-will-spread-like-wildfire-in-migrant-jails-if-detainees-arent-released/

Alarm is growing about the safety of more than 37,000 people held in immigrant detention centers and private jails that contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, where it is nearly impossible for them to avoid close contact to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Nearly half of those detained by ICE are accused of no crime other than civil immigration violations. Immigrants at three jails in New Jersey are now on hunger strikes over unsanitary conditions that put them at high risk during the pandemic.

 We hear from a detained person on hunger strike and speak with John Sandweg, former acting director of ICE during the Obama administration, who is calling for ICE to release thousands from detention, and Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA, which just led a national effort to stop immigration enforcement actions.

polarbear4

both parties have turned away from caring for much of the population for a long time. Mental and emotional health, basic needs, poor education and rotten leadership have combined to create what seems like a whole angry and uninformed populous. The danger in all this neglect is coming home to roost.

Don midwest
Don midwest

hey, the dems should be proud of a 25% approval rating

it is better than some congress ratings in the single digits

ain’t it wonderful to be the minority party

wi61

Glad im a indy. I would be embarrassed to be a “member” of either party.

jcitybone

https://newrepublic.com/article/157039/americas-diseased-politics-coronavirus-legislation

With the usual exceptions—Senator Bernie Sanders in a series of live-streamed online addresses, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on social media, representatives Maxine Waters and Rashida Tlaib in actual proposed legislation—every Democratic voice raised during a maddeningly unproductive week seemed to caution against trying too hard, while attaching a PowerPoint slide to the cautionary message for good measure. Senator Kamala Harris, whose dud presidential campaign has lately become a slightly more plausible vice-presidential one, took the opportunity to reheat her LIFT Act, which would direct preposterously insufficient payments to a narrow subset of Americans who were neither too rich nor, not a little nauseatingly, too poor. (Harris later deleted those tweets.) When the frontrunner for the party’s presidential nomination finally weighed in on the ongoing negotiations over the scale and targeted reach of a bailout at week’s end, it was to ask that the nation’s reigning plutocrats be mindful in processing the bailouts they were about to receive. “I am calling on every CEO in America to publicly commit now to not buying back their company’s stock over the course of the next year,” Joe Biden’s team tweeted on Friday morning. “As workers face the physical and economic consequences of the coronavirus, our corporate leaders cannot cede responsibility for their employees.” On Sunday afternoon, after a cheerful Weekend At Bernie’s-style emoji cameo on a popular DJ’s Instagram feed the day before, Biden reappeared on Twitter to ask that Social Security payments be bumped up by $200 a month.

All the while, the Republicans did what Republicans do—sought to direct whopping no-strings-attached funds to powerful interests while effectively removing all non-wealthy people from the equation, pausing at regular intervals to laud the integrity and handsomeness that their forgetful and vinegary president had brought to duffing every single aspect of the governmental response to the virus. The Democrats, in response, did what they generally do. They made clear that they were disappointed in the Republicans; they advocated for something vague and qualified and means-tested that might benefit some people in a clever double-banked fashion; they made sure that it would not arrive too soon, or too generously. It would allow newly precarious workers and small business owners to apply for low-interest loans, where applicable. They maneuvered and then aimed to let the game come to them. “Biden aides and allies … are projecting an aura of calm,” Politico reported, “saying Trump’s false claims and reinvented history about the virus will haunt him on their own as the economy craters.”

But the response to a president and a party that is openly saying that hundreds of thousands of deaths is a reasonable price to pay for Getting The Economy Going simply cannot be getting together with stakeholders from all sides and trying to find a way to get that number a little lower. Nor is it the Pelosi-approved method of waiting for voters to punish the offending parties at the ballot box after months of unimaginable and preventable suffering.

At this moment, erring on the side of saying or doing too little instead of too much would be not just infuriating in the typical Democratic ways but devastating and damning in essential ones; the crystalized threat presented by this crisis and this moment requires a clear and commensurate response in both words and deeds. Strategically laying low or working the angles—such as gaming the outcomes within the denser stretches of mundane appropriations bills—doesn’t work terribly well in comparatively normal circumstances. But the Democrats’ usual tactics are terrifyingly insufficient when they’re deployed in response to business interests and reactionary politicians opting into a holocaust in the best interests of a market. It is ghoulish in the most contemporary of ways that this sort of thing is even up for debate, but it’s most important to see the effort to counter it as what it is: not a political campaign but an existential one, and so not the sort of thing that you get to do twice.

polarbear4

i want to shake them, or maybe hug them until they remember their humanity in great gasps of tears.

phatkhat
phatkhat

Humanity? Don’t count on it. Unless they lose one of their family. Maybe not even then.

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

I am mystified that Jean Luc Picard is one of Bezos’ biggest heroes.

phatkhat
phatkhat

If they are as hard to get as the “grants” from Home Depot… Well, they only give them to star employees who have a truly tragic loss. You know, the stuff you can make feel-good PR videos about. Gag.

Benny

polarbear4

your county? smart judge

phatkhat
phatkhat

Probably Harris County, TX. Houston.

Benny

It is Harris County, Houston. I live in IL.

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489096-biden-under-pressure-to-step-up-coronavirus-response

Former Vice President Joe Biden is under pressure to find new ways to command the spotlight amid criticism that he’s cut too low of a profile as the coronavirus crisis has worsened.

Some Democrats want to see Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, as the public face for the party in offering a countermessage to President Trump.

Trump has seen an uptick in his approval rating over the past two weeks, even as the daily White House briefings have had a circus-like atmosphere and the president’s claims have been picked apart.

Biden, meanwhile, had not spoken on camera for nearly a week when he broadcast a live video from his home in Delaware on Monday to criticize Trump’s “planning and preparation” for the virus.

Several former Obama administration officials told The Hill that’s not enough.

“You’re constantly hearing about [Andrew] Cuomo, and I know he’s the governor of New York, but Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee,” one former official said. “He needs to show his leadership.”

“Here’s a guy who has deep relationships on the Hill, who understands how we govern, and he’s largely been on the sidelines,” the former official said. “I know a lot of us expect more from him in this moment.”

phatkhat
phatkhat

Joe Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee…

It ain’t over, yet, dude.

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