This arrived in yesterday’s mail (we let the mail sit, decontaminate it, and, in this case, microwaved it):
This, friends, is a misuse of public funds for partisan political campaign purposes. That asshole doesn’t even believe the stuff on the “b” side of the card, let alone understand the science and math of a pandemic.
When this is over, there better be a whole shitload of accountability and investigative hearings. No more fake “we need to look forward” comity for these sociopaths.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.
No gatherings of more than fifty for eight weeks. Eight weeks. This is not going away any time soon.
Prepare for a long haul.
Jason Kander @JasonKander
The President trying to prevent the stock market from contracting coronavirus is the natural extension of believing corporations are people.
6:56 PM · Feb 24, 2020
The people haven’t been doing so well for the past two days.
Major averages slid on Tuesday, accelerating Monday’s sharp losses. The Dow fell 879 points, or 3.15%, the S&P 500 dropped 3.03% and the Nasdaq fell 2.77%. The U.S. 10-year treasury yield fell to its lowest level on record as the growing number of coronavirus cases outside of China continued to roil the markets, and investors[.]
Yesterday, in Missouri, from the mother of an elementary school student:
My 3rd-grade son just said this.
“If an intruder ever comes to my school, and if I don’t have any place to hide, I will just give up. I will let him kill me.”
Blunt’s budget bill omits $50 million for gun violence study favored by Democrats
By Bryan Lowry
September 18, 2019 02:29 PM, Updated September 19, 2019 11:35 AM
Senate Republicans are pursuing a federal health budget that omits funding for gun violence research, a proposal that Sen. Roy Blunt warns is too “controversial.”
Do you wonder why?
Which lawmakers got the most NRA money?
By Soo Rin Kim Feb 20, 2018, 8:51 PM ET
Sen. Roy Blunt: $4.5 million
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has long been one of the biggest beneficiaries of NRA money. Not only has the group donated $56,500 to Blunt’s campaign committee over the years, the group has also spent $1.4 million bankrolling ads supporting him. The NRA also spent $2.5 million in 2016 opposing Democrat Jason Kander’s bid against the Missouri Republican.
Too soon? Too controversial?