Republican Hypocrisy category archive
At the Inky, Ellie Rushing describes her talk with a mail carrier; they discussed his job at the Trumpled Postal Service (he remains anonymous for fear of reprisals from higher-ups). An excerpt:
In this zip code, where 75% of residents are nonwhite and 19% live in poverty, he understands the importance of his service to people who might not consistently have an internet connection or computer.
He stops in the shade and breathes. “They don’t understand how just holding one piece of mail can affect someone’s life,” he says, speaking of DeJoy and Trump.
E. J. Montini notes that Donald Trump is doctor shopping again. A snippet:
In dealing with the novel coronavirus, Trump had at his disposal Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the foremost expert in the field. And, having him at his disposal, Trump disposed of him – for doing what a doctor is supposed to do. Telling the truth.
Trump also doesn’t seem pleased with Dr. Deborah Birx, another immunologist who has offended the president by telling the truth.
The president doesn’t want truth tellers who might save lives. He wants lackeys who will save his chances at reelection.
Follow the link for a list of lackeys.
It has been my experience (and I have been unemployed, though I was lucky enough never to have to collect unemployment) that persons are almost never unemployed by choice, but almost always by circumstance.
The notion that persons can live satisfactorily on unemployment benefits is a fiction propagated by the rich and heartless.
Image via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.
The Department of Commerce is attempting to
screw with skew the census. Here’s a bit from the report. I’ve emphasized their lamer excuse, which almost implies that they are doing their arithmetic by hand:
The Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month shorter than previously announced, the bureau’s director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.
The latest updates to the bureau’s plans are part of efforts to “accelerate the completion of data collection and apportionment counts by our statutory deadline of December 31, 2020, as required by law and directed by the Secretary of Commerce,” who oversees the bureau, Director Steven Dillingham said in the written statement posted on the bureau’s website.
These last-minute changes to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the U.S. threaten the accuracy of population numbers used to determine the distribution of political representation and federal funding for the next decade.
A caller tells Thom of her experiences at the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. (It should come as no surprise that her story differs from the picture painted by Attorney-General Lowering the Barr.)