Opinion | Trump and His Infallible Advisers – The New York Times

Yes, Trump’s insecurity leads him to reject expertise, listen only to people who tell him what makes him feel good and refuse to acknowledge error. But disdain for experts, preference for incompetent loyalists and failure to learn from experience are standard operating procedure for the whole modern G.O.P. Trump’s narcissism and solipsism are especially blatant, even flamboyant. But he isn’t an outlier; he’s more a culmination of the American right’s long-term trend toward intellectual degradation. And that degradation, more than Trump’s character, is what is leading to vast numbers of unnecessary deaths.

Biden could help make history if the first woman Vice-President in history is elected with him in November. PERSPECTIVE: Biden Can Make a Bold Choice for Running Mate | La Prensa San Diegobit.lyWhen former Vice-President Joe Biden became the front runner for the Democratic nomination he commuted to selecting a woman as his running mate. By choosing a

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When former Vice-President Joe Biden became the front runner for the Democratic nomination he commuted to selecting a woman as his running mate. By choosing a

COVID-19 deaths deemed likely to climb even as states reopen | CIDRAP

“People are letting their guard down a little bit more, people are back at work after an August recess, and then you can see this slow simmer explode into a new epidemic or a large outbreak,” said Scott Gottlieb, MD on CBS’ “Face The Nation.” Gottlieb was the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.  “That’s the concern, that if we don’t snuff this out more, and you have this slow burn of infection, it can ignite at any time.”

Source: COVID-19 deaths deemed likely to climb even as states reopen | CIDRAP

Trump tells desperate Alabama woman who is inches from eviction ‘you’re going to get a better job’ – Raw Story

In perhaps the most callous example of disconnectedness, President Donald Trump told an Alabama woman desperate for help that everything will be fine. During the Fox News town hall Sunday, a woman from Alabama asked Trump what she should do because she’s lost her job, is behind on her bills and is close to being […]

Source: Trump tells desperate Alabama woman who is inches from eviction ‘you’re going to get a better job’ – Raw Story

Trump Administration Doubles Coronavirus Daily Death Toll (and urges go back to normal – WTF?)

On Wednesday, April 29, Zorak impersonator Jared Kushner claimed that the country would be “back to normal” by June, even as armed shut-down protests and the pandemic ravaged the country. On Fox and Friends, he boldly declared: “I think you’ll see by June that a lot of the country should be back to normal, and the hope is that by July the country’s really rocking again.” A strange declaration, really, considering internal documents from the administration project an increase in covid-19 cases during the summer, anticipating almost 3000 daily deaths in June, and 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month.

Source: Trump Administration Doubles Coronavirus Daily Death Toll

Elon Musk Twitter meltdown costs Tesla $23billion, following ‘fascist’ lockdown rant – News – Driven

(Off his medications again?) “Frankly, I would call it forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights, in my opinion,” he said. “Breaking peoples’ freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country. What the f***?

Source: Elon Musk Twitter meltdown costs Tesla $23billion, following ‘fascist’ lockdown rant – News – Driven

 

Kent State–50 Years On — In Saner Thought

Before the days when cops have a free hand at killing American citizens….there were antiwar protests all over the nation……one particularly deadly encounter was Kent State…. Do you remember this iconic photo from the massacre? On this day in 1970 Ohioan National Guard open fire on protesting students……with disastrous results….death and maiming…… On May 4, […]

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