Trump killed 700 of his voters

Trump campaign rallies have become major super spreader events, resulting in tens of thousands of COVID cases and hundreds of deaths … this according to Stanford Univ.

Stanford scientists conducted a study of 18 Trump rallies all over the country. The conclusion … 30,000 confirmed coronavirus cases that resulted in more than 700 deaths.

The study offers a rough estimate because this type of tracking is imprecise, but the authors estimated by looking at the incremental COVID increases in the areas where the rallies were held.

The deaths are not necessarily limited to people who attended the rallies … people who became COVID-positive could have spread the disease to friends and family who may have contracted coronavirus and then passed away from it.

Face it. Trump owns the ignoranus vote. Most of the folks who disable their brains, any possible education they may have received about epidemic disease so they can drag their friends and family along to something as backwards and archaic as a Trump political rally…really don’t care who dies or how. As long as those close to them remain free, white and over 21. And some of them died, any way. As expected.

Trump’s policy on rallies is likely to end up killing off some of his support(ers)

President Donald Trump says he intends to continue holding large campaign rallies regardless of the threat posed by the growing coronavirus outbreak.

We will have tremendous rallies and we’re doing very well and we’ve done a fantastic job with respect to that subject on the virus,” Trump said before dinner Saturday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump’s rallies, which draw thousands of rapturous supporters, were a signature of his 2016 campaign and remain the beating heart of his re-election bid. He held his most recent rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 2, drawing a capacity crowd to the 9,600-seat Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Al long as the dumbass-in-chief keeps on holding rallies his obedient followers will keep on showing up. Driving beaucoup miles to bear witness to their favorite superstar. Intelligence, education, even common sense has nothing to do with it.

The back-asswards election games Americans play are often undemocratic and don’t come any closer to choosing a capable, representative “winner” than the typical TV game show. Sometimes, you get what you deserve.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt endorses Barack Obama

Barack Obama and Eric Schmidt

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has made it official: He’s endorsing Barack Obama, and will hit the campaign trail for the Democrat this week, including at a Florida event where he will co-moderate a panel about the economy. Other Silicon Valley execs are expected to follow Schmidt’s lead.

Schmidt is a political moderate; for example, he spoke at Britain’s Conservative Party conference in 2006, according to the Wall Street Journal. He’s been an informal adviser to the Obama campaign on technology as well as green energy.

Schmidt has made it clear that it’s his personal endorsement, rather than Google’s. But there’s no doubt where Google employees stand: According to the Wall Street Journal, as of August 31, Google employees had given $487,355 to Obama’s campaign and only $20,600 to McCain’s.

Obama also agrees with Schmidt’s and Google’s official stand that the government should ensure network neutrality. McCain, the Wall Street Journal says, is not in favor of the policy.

I’m not the only geek who expected head geeks to become involved in the presidential race. I admit I’m pleased to see one of the heads of The Google endorse Obama.

And, after all, McCain has Carly Fiorina on his side.

Barack Obama addresses huge rallies in Missouri

Over 100,000 supporters at the St. Louis rally

Democrat Barack Obama said today the winds of change were blowing across America as he roused monster crowds totalling more than 175,000 in the Republican “red” state of Missouri.

Missouri voted for Republican President George W Bush in the last two elections, but Obama said “the winds are blowing for change across America” as he campaigned in the state metropolises of St Louis and Kansas City.

Police said the crowd in St Louis numbered at least 100,000 – Obama’s biggest yet in the United States, second overall only to the 200,000 who saw him speak in Berlin in July. The Kansas City crowd was more than 75,000.

The gigantic attendance numbers were testimony to Obama’s oratorical pulling power and boded well for his flipping a state, Missouri, from red to Democratic “blue”.

Obama was ahead of McCain by 50 per cent to 42 per cent in today’s Gallup national tracking poll. In the Rasmussen tracking poll, the Democrat was up 50 per cent to 45.

But Obama, 47, reiterated his message of recent days that supporters should not get “cocky”.

“Democrats have a way of snatching defeat from the jaws from victory. You can’t let up. You can’t pay too much attention to the polls. We’ve got to keep running through that finish line,” he said.

My wife and I tried for early voting twice, this weekend. Both times, the estimated wait stretched from an hour-and-a-half to three hours. Just to get to a voting machine. Normally, this would be a ten-minute procedure.

She’s going to try to get into one of the early voting locations on her way home from work some night in the coming week. I’ll try for mid-morning, mid-week. Both of us hoping for a quiet patch.

The turnout is simply amazing.