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wi62

The tale of two Americas

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wi62

Certainly can tell Americans are desperate for presidential leadership. The corporate fascist Dems are offering their R lite version of trumpcorp and the Dems electorate is tripping over themselves to vote for him. Only the younger voters and some Boomers see that this is one bad deal replacing another.

polarbear4
polarbear4

yeah. dnc was rght that he country would vote fir a zombie

EyeRound
EyeRound

What a great photo of Jane and Bernie! Thanks for posting and Happy Mom’s Day to all to whom it applies here at TPW!!

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

Here are the democrats catering to the 99%.🙄😮🤔

Hillary Clinton and Tom Perez charging $2,800 MINIMUM for Joe Biden Zoom Fundraiser

humphrey

humphrey

🤔😁

jcitybone

Maybe watch TCM. This morning for Mother’s Day it was Olivia de Haviland in The Light in the Piazza and Joan Crawford in Mildred Piece

jcitybone

And now the Mother’s Day picture for all time, Irene Dunne in I Remember Mama

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/10/next-crisis-43-million-americans-could-lose-health-insurance-due-pandemic-study

Medicare for All advocates on Sunday pointed to the latest study on the looming health insurance crisis already becoming apparent amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to job losses for more than 33 million people in the past two months.

Because health insurance is tied to employment for about half the country—160 million people—as many as 43 million are expected to lose their health insurance due to the pandemic, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Urban Institute.

Analysts project that 43 million Americans could lose their insurance when the unemployment rate hits 20%. According to the Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is 14.7%. Some economists estimate that between 19% and 23.6% of Americans are actually out of a job, including those who lost their jobs in the last two weeks and those who have not filed for jobless claims.

jcitybone

https://www.salon.com/2020/05/10/fascism-capitalism-donald-trump-and-the-pandemic-how-did-we-get-here/

Our nation is leading the world — right down the historical crapper. Donald Trump is not solely responsible for this, and I’ll stick to my guns on the argument that he’s not all that important, in world-historical terms, and not nearly as anomalous as he seems. But, sweet Jesus, has he found his moment and made the most of it!

After three-plus years of criminality, corruption and general incompetence — much of it so clownish that a mid-level Cleveland mafia boss of the 1950s would have found it insulting — our bleach-injecting, hurricane-nuking, Greenland-purchasing stable genius has finally stumbled into the major crisis that will define his presidency for posterity. (Assuming there is any.) Yeah, whatever about Ukraine and his impeachment trial — which was this year, unbelievably enough, and it’s only May. That’s now totally forgotten. Robert Mueller, pulling long faces on Capitol Hill and delivering indecipherable double negatives perhaps meant to denote grave constitutional concerns? I don’t even remember who that is, do you?

The hell with that stuff. Along came the coronavirus pandemic, which was in general terms a predictable event but one that nonetheless caught the Western world at a vulnerable moment. The major democracies of Western Europe, all of which are going through significant trauma, handled it well in some cases and alarmingly poorly in others. Then the virus came to the United States, and I have to say: When it comes to fucking this up, we’re No. 1.

The Trump administration’s flamboyant display of overconfidence, lies, mixed messaging, buck-passing, goalpost-shifting, petulant blame games, incoherent policy reversals, conspiracy theories and anti-scientific balderdash has, in a certain sense, been wondrous to behold. It has certainly been revelatory, in that our nation has shown its ass to the world, and from now until the end of time will not plausibly be viewed as a leading power in science or medicine or public health.

Please don’t start mumbling at me about how everything will be different after Joe Biden takes office and the Democrats win the Senate. Just take all that old flea-ridden furniture to the dump and drop it off. Because even if all that happens, we’ll get the usual half-baked, apologetic Democratic policy mélange, in which everybody gets an orange slice and the Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley tycoons get monopoly control of all the orange trees, all the water and all the sunlight.

jcitybone

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/10/elon-musk-democrat-rebukes-magnate-tesla-hq-california

After Elon Musk sued local authorities in California and threatened to move Tesla’s HQ to Texas or Nevada over attempts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, one Democratic state politician had a blunt message for the electronic car magnate: “F*ck Elon Musk.”

Lorena S Gonzalez from San Diego, who describes herself on Twitter as a “Mama, Labor Leader turned CA Assemblywoman [and] Progressive Latina Democrat”, tweeted the pithy rebuke on Saturday night, earning predictable press attention. She did not immediately comment further.

Musk has been pushing to reopen Tesla’s factory in Fremont in northern California but the Alameda county health department said the carmaker must not reopen, because local lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus remain in effect.

Tesla filed a lawsuit against the county on Saturday, calling the restrictions a “power grab” by the county since California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said on Thursday manufacturers in the state would be allowed to reopen.