I anticipated that this administration would be bad. I did NOT anticipate how bad it would be if something horrible and reality based happened during the term. Silly me.
Hypothetically speaking……. Part 1 – The Lt governor tests positive for coronavirus. Hypothetically, three things happen. 1 – he is given a private room in an over filled hospital. 2 – he is given a ventilator even tho the hospital is seriously short of them. 3 – he happily uses the ventilator even tho he would be HAPPY to croak and save the economy…… Part 2 – hypothetically the looie’s room is just down the hall from a peons’ ward with 20 peons stuffed in it and 3/4’s of the peons have been denied ventilators due to the shortage. A peon comes into Happy’s room and drags ol’ looie out of the bed. The peon then jumps into the bed and puts the ventilator facemask on. Hypothetically 3 things can happen. 1 – They grab the peon, run down the hall and grab a ventilator from another peon, put peon1 into a room with the ventilator. They want to save peon1 to try for attempted murder. 2 – the police shoot peon1 without getting him out of bed first. 3 – Happy says, "STOP! Let him have the ventilator, I will go down just to save the economy! -— Questions and answers: Part 1 – Of the 3 possibilities, which will most likely occur? Part 2 – Of the 3 possibilities, which will be the one to least likely occur? Hypothetically.
Always nice to see government taking care of the economy first and foremost. /s
The last panel is a concise illustration of the realities of late stage capitalism and the genocidal decadence that accompanies it.
BTW, it’s not $500 billion, it’s more like $450 billion – leveraged times 10, to end with $4.5 trillion in an unregulated slush fund, with Mnuchin directing the fire hose to whichever banks and other gigantic corporations he likes. But if you have a small business, you might be able to navigate a rat maze of bureaucracy to get a few dollars.
(The oversight is almost identical to 2008. which means, virtually none).
Sadly, nowadays, this is FAR TOO FRIGHTENINGLY ACCURATE to truly be considered funny… TERRIFYING, maybe…
The rich will build walls around their homes with money to keep out the 99% and stay socially distanced.
But, I thought the Democrats wanted the Death Panels. OH wait, no panel, just TRUMP!!
The rich never read The Masque of the Red Death. They think their money will save them.
He calls himself the war president more like a war criminal.
And, yet, he’s leading in the Presidential election polls?!
Before taking office, Trump expressed a different opinion about “where the buck stops.” In November 2013, Trump posted the following on Twitter:
Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.
In a situation where there is no longer food, an investment banker wouldn’t be worth crap.
OTOH, an old school large animal vet or a old school (not agribusinessman) farmer would be worth his weight in gold.
And a 5 pound gold bar wouldn’t buy one chicken…
…or keep you alive.
The Pelosi plan would mandate each state be ready to mail ballots to every voter if there were a serious coronavirus outbreak in that region or state.
And it would have included two weeks of in-person early voting leading up to election day, to allow those who wanted to vote in person to do so without creating long lines or big crowds at polling places.
The coronavirus rescue package, which Trump signed into law last Friday, included $400 million to assist states with preparing for the fall election. One study estimated that it would cost at least $2 billion to prepare for a fall election in the midst of a pandemic.
Trump said on Fox News that the voting changes proposed by Democrats were “crazy.”
The president also said that if these voting reforms led to higher levels of overall turnout, it would disadvantage Republicans politically.
“They had things in there about election days and what you do and all sorts of fall backs,” Trump said.
Before you buy anything for your local food pantry, check to see what they really need. My local food pantry keeps getting beans, both dried and canned. Even when we give them out by the case, they still keep piling up. Rice is probably a safe choice considering how many people across the world survive on rice.