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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Close To Zero: NOT.
As an impeached dumpster fire raves - Twitter was mean to him! Masks mean "social control"! - his abysmal failures have seen us not just hit the grisly milestone of 100,000 deaths but soar right past it: Thursday's toll was 102,794 and rising fast. In response, the Lincoln Project's harrowing new ad savages his "great job" claims with fast-accruing body bags, a chilling echo-chamber of his predicted "close to zero" deaths, and an urgent message: “100,000 dead Americans. One wrong president.”
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Murder, Again
Eric Garner et al, ad nauseum. After Minneapolis police responded to "a forgery in progress," Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground for seven minutes. Floyd said, "Please, I can't breathe" 11 times. Horrified bystanders repeatedly urged, "Let him breathe, man...he's human." A first responder asked cops to check his pulse 17 times. Floyd died soon after. Chauvin’s wife called her husband "just a softie...such a gentleman." We call him and his brutal brethren murderers, again.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
They Were Us. He Is Not.
With US Covid-19 deaths lurching toward 100,000, the front page of Sunday's New York Times was a grisly, somber grid of obituaries of victims from across the country - stunning in both its vastness and the fact it represented just 1% of the carnage. “They were not simply names on a list," read the sub-head. "They were us.” The same day, the man largely responsible spent his second day golfing; then he raved against Joe Scarborough. Vote the monster out, and may he die in prison.
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Friday, May 22, 2020
The Criminalization of Blackness Itself: Let the Smearing Begin
The unfolding story of the life and death of Ahmaud Arbery, murdered for jogging while black, just gets sadder and uglier. The arrest of a third thug who stalked Arbery adds to the portrait of a young man lynched after long harassment by vigilantes and police, who once tried to tase him for sitting in a park on his day off and now cite earlier run-ins because in "the most ravenous criminal justice system," they can "label any brother or sister a criminal and conclude their life doesn’t matter."
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Guarding the Potatoes, Abandoning the People
Filling his days with photo-ops to disown the deadly chaos he's sown, Trump just met with some Virginia farmers to tout billions in pandemic payments. Then he attacked its governor, warning he'll take everyone's guns and "You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes," though Virginia doesn't grow many. From a populace hungry for diversion, cue Potato Wars hashtags, essays, historical vignettes. And back in the world, 1.59 million cases, 94,276 deaths, a new report he could have saved many.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Trump's Badge of Honor: Very Old, Almost Dead
This week, Pres. 'Jim Jones' Trump said he's taking hydroxychloroquine, probably like he's a stable genius who weighs 180 pounds, because a study that found its only effect on Covid-19 patients could be it made more of them die was just "a Trump enemy statement" given "by obviously not friends of the administration," and besides those patients were "very old. Almost dead," and he's not a sociopath at all. For the good of the country, maybe now he can try bleach and volcanic ash and camel urine?
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Holy Super Soaker Batman
There's gotta be nothing more 2020 than Father Tim Pelc of Detroit's St. Ambrose Parish, cognizant of all things COVID, blessing his parishioners’ Easter baskets with a squirt gun - or Twitter's "super soaker of Christ"- because thy rod and staff and squirt gun will comfort me. Pelc, 70, says he's "happy being the masked avenger here" because " this whole idea of combating evil is a good one...We all want to believe the devil is not the most powerful force on the earth, and neither is COVID-19.”
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Trump's Very Good Job
On Friday, this happened: Evidently lacking more urgent matters to attend to, the toddler in the White House unveiled the new flag for his super-duper Space Force; the Barbie Press Secretary displayed his "robust" new pandemic playbook in shiny binders; and the CDC said US COVID-19 deaths could exceed 100,000 by June 1 - which means Trump must really be doing "a very good job" 'cause he reached his goal early! Now if he'd just bought the domain name before launching his "Transition To Greatness."
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Cadet Bone Spurs just went to a Pennsylvania mask factory. He did not wear a mask, but he did deliver a mind-blowing, bone-chilling speech praising "our healthcare warriors” who are "running into death just like soldiers run into bullets," grotesquely adding, "It’s a beautiful thing to see.” NOT, said every biped on social media, especially enraged doctors and nurses; said one ICU nurse, "T his makes me white hot mad like the core of the sun." The consensus: "T his is a very sick motherfucker."
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Too Fast, Too Soon
Because grim times call for grim measures, members of the progressive group Indivisible laid body bags overseen by the Grim Reaper at Florida, Arizona and Texas statehouses Tuesday to protest their GOP governors' reckless moves to push ahead with re-opening their states despite grossly inadequate testing and rising COVID-19 cases and deaths - most notably, as restrictions begin to be lifted. Given the willful, lethal stupidity on display, they say, "Giving up is not an option."
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