Weed is still illegal in states where sex with farm animals isn’t

In so many ways, laws are what keep society together. The rules that mark order. But they can also be deeply problematic. Consider that in some states bestiality is still legal, but smoking a joint isn’t.

That is the point of a new ad campaign from Jay-Z’s cannabis brand, Monogram. It uses black-and-white imagery and stark white text to point out the hypocrisy (and sometimes plain absurdity) of American drug policies.

The ad campaign is running in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Washington, D.C., with plans to roll out in more cities in the next few weeks.

Sometimes, I wonder if a great education would be enough to countervail against the stupidity that keeps archaic laws on the books?

Biggest problem distributing the COVID-19 vaccine? Dumbass Trump!


Tasos Katopodis/GettyDumbass and his troop of stooges

…After nine months of the pandemic, healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in the United States in the coming weeks are set to begin receiving vaccinations, which are expected to gradually reach the broader population as we move further into 2021. We’re not getting out of this nightmare tomorrow, but a timeline is coming into view, which is more than we could say in the uncertain early days of this crisis.

The carelessness and incompetence of Donald Trump and his administration, though, is complicating the path out of the pandemic they’ve done nothing but compound since the outset. The president has politicized public health and otherwise ignored the crisis as cases soar, giving up on mitigation efforts while counting on the emergence of a vaccine to bring things to an end. But as it turns out, he wasn’t even prepared for that—the thing he’s been touting as our ticket out of this mess—having reportedly turned down Pfizer’s offers over the summer to set aside more doses of the vaccine it was developing, which is now one of two set for emergency approval.

It is highly unlikely the Dumbass-in-Chief will be restrained from putting in his own counterfeit 2¢ worth of ignorance. RTFA and learn more about the dangers of this incompetent getting in the way.

130+ Secret Service officers infected with coronavirus after working Trumpo’s rallies


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More than 130 Secret Service officers who help protect the White House and the president when he travels have recently been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus or had close contact with infected co-workers, according to three people familiar with agency staffing.

The spread of the coronavirus — which has sidelined roughly 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — is believed to be partly linked to campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election, according to the people, who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the situation.

In all, roughly 300 Secret Service officers and agents have had to isolate or quarantine since March because they were infected or exposed to infected colleagues, according to two people with knowledge of the figures.

Hail to the Killer-in-Chief!

Trump Plague kills 200,000

The US has reached another tragic landmark in deaths from Covid-19, with more than 200,000 people now believed to have died because of the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Deaths have reached at least 200,005, according to the count by the university’s coronavirus resource center…

The US has the most Covid-19 deaths in the world, ahead of other nations with high death tolls including Brazil, India and Mexico…

Departing the White House for an election campaign event in Pittsburgh, Donald Trump said…”blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…

Many public health experts believe the toll would be much lower and the virus under control if the Trump administration had taken a firmer grip on containing it fast early in 2020.

Trump isn’t capable of much more than total bullshit lies about his corrupt and incompetent government. He’s counting on “herd immunity” to save the whole nation from his plague. After all, it was a herd that voted like obedient cattle that put him into office.

Covid-19 infection rate growing


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In early June, the infection rate of Covid-19 testing had fallen way below 5%. Thanks to the combination of social distancing, sheltering in place, mask usage, and contact tracing we had lowered the number of daily new cases to their lowest level since early in the pandemic. Looks like June 10 was the low, with a 7-day moving average of 17,123 new positive tests out of 419,896 administered tests.

As you can see, that average is turning up. What has changed has been the move out of our self-quarantines. We lost focus, got lazy, politically weaponized Covid. We ignored Fauci, dammit! Protesters were greeted with tear gas — a great way to spread infectious respiratory diseases. And we have re-opened states that have not been following CDC guidelines.

The data reveals this simple fact: The increase in Covid-19 cases in the USA is NOT caused by an increase in testing…

Guidelines from WHO suggests countries with extensive testing for COVID-19, should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. Looks like we are coming up on that date. Don’t be surprised when the E.U. Bars American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus – because we suck at this.

Barry doesn’t mince words. Although I would add to his commentary on practices in general – Don’t forget our government is providing shit-for-brains leadership. It’s what can happen when you let anachronistic regulations take precedence over democracy in elections.

Trump’s tweets = usual senseless blather

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) panned President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO), calling the move “senseless.”…

“This senseless action will have significant, harmful repercussions now and far beyond this perilous moment, particularly as the WHO is leading worldwide vaccine development and drug trials to combat the pandemic,” The American Medical Association said in a statement.

COVID-19 affects us all and does not respect borders; defeating it requires the entire world working together,” the statement said.

Trump’s incompetence, continually followed by foaming at the mouth while he tries to blame someone, anyone, else for his stupidity, should be the most obvious reason for any honest voter to reject his re-election this coming autumn.