Showing posts from September, 2020

Study: Single Largest Driver Of Covid Misinformation is Trump!!

President Trump greeting supporters during a trip to Minneapolis on Wednesday.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times The President has the biggest bully pulpit. This means that Trump is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. He has discouraged all the measures that would help to mitigate the virus. This is truly criminal behavior.  Via The New York Times: WASHINGTON — Of the flood of misinformation, conspiracy theories and falsehoods seeding the internet on the coronavirus, one common thread stands out: President Trump. That is the conclusion of researchers at Cornell University who analyzed 38 million articles about the pandemic in English-language media around the world. Mentions of Mr. Trump made up nearly 38 percent of the overall “misinformation conversation,” making the president the largest driver of the “infodemic” — falsehoods involving the pandemic. The study, to be released Thursday, is the first comprehensive examination of coronavirus misinforma

Undecided Voter Compares Trump To Crackhead In The Debate

Screen cap of Republican pollster Frank Luntz' debate focus group Now, that is one hell of a takeaway from last night's Presidential debate between President Trump and Vice President Biden!! This was one of many scathing remarks about Trump's performance! Most instant polling showed Americans thought Biden won the debate, by a large margin! Via The Week:  The first presidential debate left undecided American voters in agreement about at least one thing: President Trump's negativity. Republican consultant and pollster Frank Luntz asked his focus group to use one word to describe the president and basically "every single word was negative," observed Politico's Tim Alberta. One respondent from Wisconsin called Trump obnoxious and un-presidential, while a Pennsylvania voter said he behaved like a "crackhead." Others described the president as being "un-American" and "arrogant."

Trans Inmates In California Will Be Housed By Gender Identity!

California's Governor Gavin Newsom A great move by the State of California!! Other States need to follow this example! Via The Advocate : California will house transgender, nonbinary, and intersex prisoners according to their gender identity — and where they feel most safe — under a bill signed into law Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with several other pro-LGBTQ+ bills. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, requires officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to ask inmates confidentially, during intake, if they identify in one of those categories, the Associated Press reports. The inmates then can request to be placed in either a men’s or a women’s facility. The Department of Corrections can deny a request based on “management or security concerns,” the law states, but not simply because of a prisoner’s anatomy. And if the request is denied, the state must put its reasons in writing and give the inmate an opportunity to challenge the dec

Actor Jim Parsons Contracted Covid. Had No Sense Of Taste Or Smell!

 No one is safe from Covid! Just ask Out Actor Jim Parsons. The Emmy-winning actor,  who portrayed Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory", has revealed that he and his Husband contracted the disease.  Via TowleRoad: Said Parsons, who stars in The Boys in the Band which premieres on Netflix tomorrow: Todd and I both had it early on, middle of March. We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste — utterly. It defied the descriptions for me. I didn’t realize how completely taste and smell could be gone. And when you’re in quarantine and there’s really nothing to do but eat” Oh my god, that was brutal. I ate everything. I just didn’t taste it. The definition of ‘wasted calories.'” Parsons also spoke about his hobbies during the pandemic, which included bleaching his hair, the virtual Emmys, Hollywood, and how The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon would handle the pandemic.

Captain "Sully" On Trump: Vote Him Out!

This is a harsh takedown of the President by hero Pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger! He calls out Trump for what he is. To quote "Sully", "Donald Trump has failed us so miserably!" In the final seconds of the ad, he says what we all need to do. "Vote him out!" Via The Lincoln Project: WASHINGTON, DC – In a new national television ad, today, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tells Americans that we are in control of our own destiny and government, and can return it to a state of unity and responsibility, by voting out Donald Trump. In a stinging indictment of Trump’s failures, Sully adds that Americans must vote on behalf of the quarter-million who will have died of COVID-19 by Election Day. In the ad, Sully says, “Leadership is not just about sitting in a pilot’s seat. It’s about knowing what you’re doing, and taking responsibility for it. Being prepared, ready and able to handle anything that might come your way. I’ve been flying over this country for

Covid Deaths Top One Million Worldwide!

We've reached a very sad milestone for this pandemic. One million dead Humans.  The U.S. has 5% of the worlds population and 20% of the Covid deaths. Trump's pandemic response has been a disaster, causing an economic collapse that could have been avoided!!  NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. “It’s not just a number. It’s human beings. It’s people we love,” said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan who has advised government officials on containing pandemics and lost his 84-year-old mother to COVID-19 in February. “It’s our brothers, our sisters. It’s people we know,” he added. “And if you don’t have that human factor right in your face, it’s very easy to make it abstract.” The bleak

Far From Herd Immunity, Only 10% Of U.S. Showing Antibodies To Covid-19!

Nothing will change until we have a safe and effective vaccine! There are too few Americans that have Covid-19 antibodies!  Via The Daily News: Around 90% of U.S. adults are at risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a new study from Stanford University. The study was published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. Using data from dialysis centers across the nation, researchers found that less than 10% of adults had antibodies against COVID-19 by the end of July — which means that “herd immunity remains out of reach,” the study concluded. Herd immunity occurs when a significant part of the population becomes immune to an infectious disease. Those figures match a forthcoming study by the Centers of Disease Control, which should be published in “the next week or so,” according to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.

Why Trump's Tax Returns Matter!

Photo from "Outside The Beltway" Some pundits don't believe the shocking New York Times Story about Trump's taxes will move the polls. This Republican thinks otherwise.  Via The Atlantic Remember: Back in 2015, when Donald Trump announced his campaign for president, about one-third of Republicans and Republican-leaners condemned the distribution of wealth in the United States as unjust. Those class-aggrieved Republicans believed that high-earners paid too little in tax and wanted taxes on corporations and rich people raised, not cut. Those were the Republicans who rejected Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz—and elevated Trump as the party nominee instead. After so many stories and scandals, this one has the potential of doing some real damage to Trump's base support.    “First, it melts Trump’s support a little more. Trump’s hopes for 2020 depended on fantastic overperformance with white voters without college degrees. He’s lost so much support elsewhere that he must hold ever

18th Century Gay Bars Thrived In A Very Dangerous England!

  Like men’s club houses, molly houses were also places people went simply to socialize, gossip, drink and smoke. WELLCOME COLLECTION/CC BY 4.0 “There I found a company of men fiddling and dancing and singing bawdy songs, kissing and using their hands in a very unseemly manner” Like other oppressed groups, gay men have always felt the need to congregate and "take the mask off", even in very dangerous times!! It took a lot of courage and a lot of alcohol!!  Via Atlas Obscura: "It’s hard to unpick exactly where molly houses came from, or when they became a phenomenon in their own right. In documents from the prior century, there is an abundance of references to, and accounts of, gay men in London’s theaters or at court. Less overtly referenced were gay brothels, which seem harder to place than their heterosexual equivalents. (The historian Rictor Norton suggests that streets once called Cock’s Lane and Lad Lane may lend a few clues.) Before the 18th century, historians Jef

NC Pastor Caught On Video Shouting "White Power"!!

  Screen Shot via Hat tip to Original Story from The Raleigh News & Observer  "Unlike most of the speakers at the Trump rally at Ace Speedway on Saturday, Jesse Hursey wore a suit. His black leather shoes shone. His hair was carefully brushed back. The satiny red tie he wore over a light blue shirt flapped in the breeze. Hursey faced the racetrack stands. A crowd gathered around. “First of all, I’m a Christian,” Hursey said, his voice rising and falling with a preacher’s practiced cadence. “Second of all, I’m a Republican. And in that order.” "The same day, Hursey drove a pickup truck through Elon, shouting “White power!” During his speech, Hursey praised Donald J. Trump and encouraged the “silent majority” of the president’s supporters to speak up. As the morning rally wound down, Hursey joined many others in loading into the flag-festooned pickup trucks that circled the speedway. A photo shows the 29-year-old Baptist preacher standing in the be

Psychologists: Donald Trump is a psychopath!!

  Stephen B. Morton/AP Via NY Daily News : " We are psychologists, and we are convinced Donald Trump is a psychopath. His malignant behavior over the past four years is growing and escalating right before our eyes. Trump’s psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped. This is not hyperbole. This is not an expression of "a left-wing agenda.” This is a mental health opinion based on thousands of hours of documented behavior by this president."

500 Nat. Sec. Experts And Former Officials Endorse Biden

  Via CNN " "Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us. Climate change continues unabated, as does North Korea's nuclear program. The president has ceded influence to a Russian adversary who puts bounties on the heads of American military personnel, and his trade war against China has only harmed America's farmers and manufacturers," the letter reads."

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