Trump government’s response to pandemic: “chaos, pandemonium and confusion”

This isn’t the interview I watched Sunday afternoon…and haven’t yet been able to retrieve from BloombergTV. But, it ain’t bad. Most places, e.g., local TV, OTA TV channels, your friendly neighborhood local newspaper, don’t have the backbone to publish an interview as clinically critical by someone with the standing of Dr. Haseltine.

Bloomberg did, Sunday afternoon.

Something evil this way comes…

To summarize: Six pre-election and seven post-election lawsuits by the Trump camp have all been tossed out. They are, as President-elect Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said, “noise.” Campaign counsel Bob Bauer cautioned that what is going on is “theatrics, not lawsuits.” Judges have described claims that the mail-in ballot system is rife with fraud as “fiction” or entirely based on speculation. None of the allegations about excluded poll watchers have been supported by facts. None of the social media memes about changed ballots or other shenanigans have stood up in court.

Clearly, the plot to “steal” an election exists only in Trump’s twisted mind. There is no “there” there. But what is going on is something equally sinister: Trump is receiving support from a range of Republican figures, including Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who says congratulations to Biden are premature; a flock of members of Congress from Georgia, who baselessly attack their state’s Republican secretary of state and inexplicably claim their own election victories valid while Biden’s is fraudulent; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who declares the transition will be to a “second Trump administration”; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who perpetuates the fiction that the outcome is in dispute. The aim is not to steal an election, but to sow doubt about the legitimacy of our democracy — just as the Russians intend. These Republicans aim to keep their base in a constant state of anger and crazed denial. Right-wing media fan the flames; right-wing social media groups pour gasoline on the fire.

And the shiny new fascist jackboots march on and on…

After COVID-19, nearly 1 in 5 has mental disorder


We’re covered. If the coup attempt fails, I plead insanity!

New research has found that nearly 1 person in 5 diagnosed with COVID-19 is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder like anxiety, depression or insomnia within three months.

The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, using electronic health records for 69.8 million patients in the U.S. — including more than 62,000 diagnosed with COVID-19.

Compared with patients who’d experienced certain other health events this year — including influenza, kidney stones, or a major bone fracture – those diagnosed with COVID-19 were more likely to have a subsequent psychiatric diagnosis in the following 14 to 90 days.

Co-consprators in the Republican Party are left on their own to come up with an excuse.

What’s the harm, eh?


Thanks, gocomics.org

IF we make it past Trump’s attempt at a coup…
IF we make it to an inauguration in January…
IF we have enough Congresspimps willing to indict Trump for his crimes…

We should be ready to indict a helluva lot of Republicans as co-conspirators!

Trump’s tame postmaster may not know how much trouble he’s in for “losing” ballots


Mandel Ngan/AFP

Drama is building between U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Emmet Sullivan and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday afternoon failed to comply with Judge Sullivan’s order requiring the agency to perform “sweeps” of mail certain processing facilities to verify that all mail-in ballots have been processed. The USPS claimed that it was unable to comply with the order due to a lack of time and personnel to abide by the required terms.

After the USPS filed their response with the court at 4:30 p.m. to report on the matter, Judge Sullivan issued another order. The judge said USPS should be prepared on Wednesday to discuss its “apparent lack of compliance” with the order [emphasis ours]…

Read the article — especially for knowledgable outrage from folks commenting on this screwup by DeJoy. There are 3 possible outcomes suggested by the author and 2 of them include the word “contempt”. 🙂