April, 2020 archive
David Campos espies a pattern in historical Trumpling. I am skeptical of where the pattern leads him, but the pattern itself deserves discussion. A snippet:
Of all the delusional things that Trump’s supporters believe about him, one of the most delusional is that Trump is a tough guy who doesn’t back down. A woman tweeted a couple of days ago — I can’t find the tweet at the moment — that Americans weren’t willing to elect a woman president in 2016 but they got a little bitch anyway, which is exactly right.
In fact Trump is an enormous crybaby and whiner . . . .
At the Idaho State Journal, Jim Jones argues forcefully that Donald Trump is not doing his job. Here’s a bit of his piece; follow the link for the rest.
When the financial markets crashed on March 14, he finally woke up to the fact that he had a raging crisis on his hands, which could not be blown off by fast talk. He started claiming that it was a problem for the state governors to deal with. Since then, he has doubled down on the strategy, painting the federal government as a mere cheerleader, there to offer advice to the governors from the sidelines.
The federal government has the power, the funding capacity and the responsibility to organize and lead a national effort to combat this serious national threat. Trump has flat failed to do so.
At NJ.com, a nurse argues that the severity of COVID-19 has not been clearly communicated and pleads with persons to follow the rules during this pandemic. A nugget; follow the link for more, but be forewarned–it’s not pretty or comforting (emphasis added).
Yet another responsible gun owner (sic) hunts politely.
Detective Doug Anderson says another adult hunter in the area, who was not with their group, shot at what he thought was a turkey. It turns out he was shooting a decoy that the boy was standing near.
A local columnist at my local rag describes her search to keep her family supplied with the tissue of necessity.
We are a society of stupid.
In New York City, the calls spiked in the 18 hour period immediately after the President’s insane and essentially suicidal recommendation was broadcast on Thursday.
Evidence and citations at the link.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., makes a promise.
Follow the link for the rest.
Give your children the opportunity to be polite.
A survivor of COVID-19 recently released from the hospital
is appalled takes issue with the “reopening” protestors. A nugget:
It’s obvious that we need to go back to work. It’s obvious that this virus is shattering our economy. But it’s also obvious that people are dying and will continue to die, until our government, doctors, scientists and the general public learn to manage COVID-19. Those who are publicly protesting are putting themselves and their families at unbelievable risk, foreshadowing the fate of this country if states re-open too quickly.