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NYCVG

Elite failure has long been a feature of American society.

While the vast reaches of the working class must always live life on some kind of brink—one mistake is a lost job, a police record, or a lifetime trapped in incriminating Google searches—the very rich and well-connected are allowed to smash up as much as they’d like. Millionaire executives get golden parachutes, billionaire corporations get government bailouts, and money-losing tech giants can always secure more venture capital welfare.

In politics and media, the dynamic is not so different. Former supporters of the Iraq War—the most disastrous foreign policy engagement of the last half century—hold sinecures at America’s largest publications or, like George W. Bush himself, have rebranded themselves as kinder, gentler men of integrity. Donald Trump, of course, was a failure many times over, and his reward was the most powerful elected office in world history.

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has come to embody this concept. For many months, he was praised in all corners of media for how his state government contended with coronavirus. He graced the covers of national magazines. His approval rating at one time rose to nearly 80 percent. There were people who deemed themselves “Cuomosexuals” and those who hawked Cuomo-themed merchandise on Etsy. If the fevered Cuomo adoration of 2020 has died down, the narrative remains fairly hardened. Ask any conventional news consumer about government and coronavirus, and they will rightly tell you Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio responded disastrously. Cuomo would be regarded as the exception, a man who stood between twin poles of ineptitude.

Yet more than 38,000 people have died of coronavirus in New York. In raw numbers this is, by far, the highest death toll in America. Per capita, it ranks second to New Jersey, which likely suffered for its close proximity to New York. In New York City alone, more than 25,000 have died from COVID-19. Cuomo failed utterly to contain the virus and lock down the city in early March when COVID-19 was first spreading. He kept comparing coronavirus to the flu and proclaimed the fear of the virus was worse than the virus itself.

NYCVG

This is by Ross Barkan a columnist I trust in NYC. It’s a long article, but the gist is the first few sentences.

In the rest of the article, Ross details How Cuomo is fucking up the distribution of the vaccines. And how he covers up his failures with bullying and threats and blame shifting.

The title is Why Isn’t New York vaccinating more people? by Ross Barkan. I’ll try to link it to here directly.

orlbucfan

It is the usual down here in FL. If you know how to manipulate the bureaucratic cyber system, you get an appt. The counties run it. DeathSantis is too stupid to do so. Hubster gets vaccinated tomorrow. I am seriously immuno-compromised so will be getting advice from 2 doctors this month.

NYCVG

Some sounds from Georgia

Benny

This one is about a town in GA:

Benny

Duane was gone too soon.

orlbucfan

He liked blow and fast bikes. He also loved his family, but the fame did him in. His brother’s autobiography is well worth reading.

orlbucfan

One of my all-time favorite bands! 🙂

C’mon, Georgia, vote in big turnouts.

polarbear4

me too. eat a peach just captured so much. i wish i had dived deeper into peaches and less into other things

NYCVG

Andrew Yang in Georgia yesterday,

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