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  • Is Next On Trump's List To Turn Grandma and Grandpa Into Soylent Green?   3 days 18 hours ago

    Dan Patrick's only credential was being a Conservative Radio Host. Which means he lied a lot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   3 days 21 hours ago

    Good eye, Legend. Thanks for the correction. Those long posts get a little unwieldy.

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   3 days 22 hours ago

    Great research deepspace. 1 small correction Paragraph 3. Senators are 6 years not 4. The Senate has become the cesspool of our Government. It takes 22 smaller states to add up to the population of California. They get 44 Senators, California gets 2.

    Tin(no facts)hat really stoops low. Cutting and pasting from a forum. What research. It is really sad that our country is full of his type. Probably a trailer park Republican.

    I really wish that the SEC would investigate the stock investing of the Trump Crime Family and friends. You can bet they own Gilead Pharma. There is a drug that was used in Japan and China to treat patients that proved highly effective. Wonder why our Government cannot find it. I have written Senators and Congressman but get no response. You can Google Avigan. here are just a couple of the hits.

    https://www.thepharmaletter.com/article/chinese-doctors-say-avigan-clearly-effective-in-covid-19

    https://www.livescience.com/flu-drug-could-treat-coronavirus.html

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 9 min ago

    >>>TROLL ALERT<<<

    Yup, Tinhip did it again, listing cherrypicked ...ah... "facts" free of reliable sources. This time, it looks like he plagiarized verbatim passages directly from some extremely biased right-wing thread over at Political Forum.com, which in turn was citing similarly biased articles where Republicans were squealing like stuck pigs.

    It suddenly dawned on the stooges à la teabaggers in the reinvented "Freedom Caucus" that they'd be forced to do the right thing for once and provide more assistance for the financial and physical health (Yes, children, climate destruction does lead to more deadly diseases and financial ruin.) of the little people and slightly less for the fat-cat moneybaggers adept at legal political bribery. Not surprisingly, we're the only Western democracy that makes corruption more legal than illegal. Go figure.

    Nancy dared to exercise her mandated duties, as she is wont to do, and introduced her own legislation when Moscow Mitch's lopsided bill failed the laugh test. After all, the House, which is the closest political body to the People due to elections every two years instead of four, is still in charge of spending. You can bet yer ass that Senate Republicans absolutely hate that central role in the constitutional balance of power. Simply put: Pelosi is a better poker player than McTurtle.

    BTW, voting provisions were inserted to make it easier and safer for more people to cast their votes without having to physically bunch up in long lines during a pandemic inside and outside of different buildings scattered throughout communities -- the best possible environment for a highly contagious virus millions of years in the making that isn't really alive but kinda pretends to be.

    Okay, that could sound a little Republican, I suppose, but these non-digital virus bots aren't really too political even though it's in character for Hannity, Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, et al. to entertain the paranoid thought. Nothing should surprise anyone this late in America's modern incarnation of the Great Game.

    Wait a damn minute! Make voting easier? OMG, we can't have more people voting; that would "rig" the election in favor of Democrats! Except maybe a monkey in a swamp (Sorry, just a cool gif.), pretty much any person paying the least bit of attention, recognizes that Republicans' chances go way down if more people vote and that they could never win a majority of the electorate in a fair fight for all voters. Facts are stubborn things.

    While cruisin' the Swampnet like a happy dog off his leash (Pardon again.), Tinhip also neglected (on purpose?) to list Republican largesse for their pet socialistic bailouts of their largest donors atop America's great bubble machine.

    Here are a few examples to get you started on your own list, gentle reader:

    • $425 billion socialism loan and loan-guarantee program that Trump initially wanted ($500 billion) as his own personal, freewheeling super slush fund to reward his tax-wasting, tax-cheating, big-monopoly buddies and compliant, Trump-friendly cult members who happen to be right-wing governors and mayors. Maybe even some for his own hotels and golf courses. Who knows, wink, wink? (Democrats inserted heavy oversight much to his chagrin.)
    • $50 billion socialism for passenger airlines who blew their previous socialistic tax breaks on stock buybacks for their top-dogs instead of on sound business practices.
    • $8 billion socialism for cargo airlines who blew their previous socialistic tax breaks on stock buybacks for their top-dogs instead of on sound business practices.
    • $17 billion socialism for war-mongering defense contractors who blew their previous socialistic tax breaks on stock buybacks for their top-dogs instead of on sound business practices.
    • $367 billion socialism for all small businesses -- deservedly -- with six months free of loan payments.
    • $50 billion socialism to bail out farmers ...again! Remember Trump's disastrous trade war that screwed over American farmers "bigly" and still is? How so very patriotic of the little dirt people, along with every sap who is paying import taxes tacked onto the price of goods, to sacrifice themselves for megalomaniacal ego and idiocy. Trump to this day still does not fully comprehend or accept just how badly his dumb trade war impacts U.S. consumers as well as U.S. family farmers. (Will they still vote for him next time? Do they hate Democrats that much to go bankrupt under Trump again?)
    • Oh yeah, and here's this not-so-little, in-your-face factoid of Trump's unadulterated, knee-jerk corruption, pure and simple: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/24/massive-scandal-trump-fda-grants-drug-company-exclusive-claim-promising-coronavirus

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-white-house-reach-dollar2-trillion-stimulus-deal-to-blunt-coronavirus-fallout/ar-BB11Dj7d

    https://thehill.com/policy/technology/488334-democratic-senators-introduce-bill-to-promote-mail-in-voting-during

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 1 hour ago
  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 2 hours ago
  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 5 hours ago

    Once again Tin(no facts)hat posts lies.

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 6 hours ago

    McConnell went off yesterday on the pork the democrats wanted in the stimulus plan.
    Early voting?
    Same day voter registration?
    Solar Panels?

    There is also 50 million for the national Endowments of the Arts & another 200 million for Infrastructure repairs to the Smithsonian.
    The arts ?The Green New Deal ?

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 7 hours ago

    If he gets away with convincing millions of good citizens to put their lives at risk to juice his economic numbers for the political season, he will be directly responsible in the history books for the hundreds of thousands, very possibly well over a million extra deaths as hospitals, medical staff, and suppliers are hopelessly overwhelmed. Those are genocidal numbers.

    As gruesome as it is, we may need to repeatedly broadcast the powerful images of the bodies stacking up at hospitals, morgues, and graveyards to drive the point home, to strengthen the public's wavering will that is thanks to Trump and his obtuse propagandists.

    Sometimes mortal fear is a good thing if the will to survive instinctively drives people to the ground despite what the Mad King decrees. At this point on the graph of the United State's pandemic trajectory, extreme social distancing is the only proven way to fight the spread of the virus effectively regardless of all the wishful thinking.

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 7 hours ago

    Trump wants all of this over by April 12th. Any idiot can see that we will be the worlds epicenter for this disease on April 12th. Where does he get his schedule? New Orleans schedule was Mardi Gras 2/25. No virus. First case was 2 weeks ago. Now around 1500. That is how it schedules. Taunt it with a crowd and you pay. You can look at the John Hopkins web site and we have been steadily climbing the ladder. We are number 3, soon to be #1. By percentage of population we are well past China. Trump can soon gloat that he is #1 in Covid-19 cases and growing.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-orleans-epicenter-coronavirus-mardi-gras-could-be-blame-doctors-n1167741

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 7 hours ago

    Thom lays out the possible reasons and guesses as best as anyone can. It is reasonably all of the above. But without inhabiting the dark recesses inside Trump's skull (Oh, the horror!) for the innermost reasons that even he probably doesn't fully understand, we can only assess his outward actions and words that would strongly suggest what caused them to bubble up to the surface for all to suffer.

    I would hazard a guess that it's more feeling than thought with Trump's lizard brain. Or lack of feeling. Because it sure seems that he just doesn't have the normal human emotional capacity that would preclude caring more about money than human life. And the omnipresent cloud of reptilian Wall Street whisperers swirling around his ear like hungry mosquitoes are typically taking full advantage of this ugly aspect of his already bizarre personality. The body of evidence that he has presented against himself openly after several news cycles seems pretty clear for that suspicion to bear weight.

    In other words, we all know it because we can see it and hear it for ourselves in plain friggin daylight! No extra layer of punditry to explain further is really needed, is it? He's a blithering psychopath! And he has surrounded himself with shameless sycophants basking in the fleeting glory of his raw power eager to please or to manipulate.

    And he's "in charge" of one of the worst pandemics in over a 100 years?!!! Good God Almighty, dear Lord, sweet Jesus, Mary, and Joesph! Put religious wacko Pence in charge; pray out the virus; put those troublemaker governors in charge; sprinkle a few experts and doctors around the podium but don't let 'em speak too much. "No, I'm not responsible!" Just playing "war president" in name only for the cameras.

    But we will get the crowds of worker bees to fill up all those tight offices, schools, movie theatres, cruise ships, restaurants, and hotels. (Ahem, they say the Old Post Office hotel in DC is very nice, and you can order all you can eat à la carte influence.) What? Hospitals will need how many new workers when the pandemic rages out of control? That sounds like socialism, ya damn commie!

    ...And Jesus wept, as the Irish would say.

    https://www.vox.com/2020/3/24/21192947/doctors-treating-coronavirus-twitter-thread

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/24/21192528/coronavirus-social-distancing-economy-deaths

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   4 days 15 hours ago

    Double post.

  • Why Joe Biden is Up...   4 days 18 hours ago

    Tom, as a long-time subscriber, you forgot the first two reasons. Election fraud, caging of voters by the democratic establishment and downright vote flipping. Read the TDS research polls which show some of the most egregious election fraud since the republicans.

    You need to stop ignoring this. Exit polls are the gold standard all over the world, by the UN and the US State Department except in one place - The United States!

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   4 days 19 hours ago

    Back at ya. You've been haunting these alleyways much longer, keeping it real.

    KR: Your hypothesis is well presented and sounds pretty damn convincing. There, it is now officially peer-reviewed and can advance to the experimental and observational stages of the scientific method. Onward to theory! };--))

    scottmk: ditto

    Hephaestus: Poetic and thoughtful as always.

  • Why? America Deserves an Answer   4 days 20 hours ago

    This was mentioned in Thom's show a couple of days ago. Well worth watching. Too bad nobody listened. http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   4 days 20 hours ago

    We can all learn from deepspace. Thank you.

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   4 days 22 hours ago

    Tinhip:

    My, my, aren't you the busy little troll today. What, have you quarantined with nothing better to do than to slouch on the couch, eating snacks with Fux News programming your brain at high decibels, filling up on the big-lies-and-half-truths du jour? And now you come here to enlighten us with the pregnant contents of a fading memory bursting to get out before it's lost forever in all the confusion? Your time would be spent more wisely on that dust-laden elliptical hidden in the basement. Cardiovascular exercise does wonders for the old brain.

    Legend nailed you: "Once again a Trumpster cannot reference a source. I wonder why?" Do you even understand why someone would naturally ask that?

    That's the problem with purveying Republican lies; the usual sources are just more wingnuttery and lies. Here, let me help you remember where such strange and just plain weird thoughts came from that you have dutifully regurgitated onto this blog:

    The usual robotic mouthpieces on Fux News, Winger Radio, and the Swamp Net happily mischaracterized Biden's overall point, which was a correct assessment rooted in truth. And members of the cult who flaunt a nutjob who has seriously lied to them almost 17,000 times since inauguration (15 a day) and who can't string two thoughts together without contradicting himself and his staff on a regular basis, should be more self-aware of their wretched yet nonetheless laughable hypocrisy of criticizing the way Biden happens to speak.

    I read a lot and had no problem understanding exactly what he said and meant. Are you having trouble digesting the give and take of long conversation? You know that's a worrying sign, don't you? If your reading comprehension is still somewhat intact, here's the record:

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joe-biden-urges-trump-americans-listen-doctors-fauci/story?id=69748296

    As for post #4, it is of course filled with inaccuracies, but consider your source (Tom Cotton, one of the biggest liars in the Senate):

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/03/24/tom_cotton_democrats_willing_to_risk_your_life_and_your_job_for_radical_left_wing_wishlist.html

    Note: The Post Office debt was largely incurred because Republicans hate guvmunt-run anything and also passionately desire to destroy one of the biggest employee unions left standing in the bloodbath of anti-unionism (anti-workerism), and so they mandated that the PO must fund their pension out 75 years, which no other company anywhere is required to do ...because it's so stupid:

    https://ips-dc.org/how-congress-manufactured-a-postal-crisis-and-how-to-fix-it/

    The United States Post Office -- one of the longest, most reliable and venerable public institutions for the common good in the history of civilization -- will also be mandated to prioritize medical supplies, as the cheapest, most efficient distributor of all carriers, public or private. Does that even need to be referenced?!

    Also, note that the airlines would have to, hopefully, cut their emissions by 2050, not "2025" and not merely "offset" them, as you so carelessly posted. Sadly, for one of the biggest polluting industries in the world, this does not go far enough to reign in these climate-destroying bastards, especially after they squandered their big taxpayer-funded tax-cut giveaways to buy back their own stock to enrich the already fabulous rich and lucky few born with silver spoons in their hog lips. Rapacious executives never even consider a rainy-day fund, because they know from long experience that the guvmunt will bail them out. Ain't corporate socialism just f*cking great! Lots and lots of free sh*t!

    Here's a pithy outline of the Democratic proposal. Although much superior to the Republican slush-fund funny book for billionaires and their fat cash cows (also referenced below), it sure ain't perfect by a long shot but is still a fairer compromise with the moneyed class on the other side of our hopeless political divide -- political goons infused with so much fat-cat donor cash stuffed in big pockets that their half of the body can no longer function as an independent democratic institution. They're tethered neither to reality nor the spirit of the Constitution (Hello, Moscow Mitch!):

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/house-democrats-stimulus-senate-coronavirus-145388

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/23/trump-coronavirus-senate-economic-stimulus/

    What the hell; that's just politics. Please let the damn process work out before packing it full of troll lies and bile on Thom's Blog. To their credit, DC politicians are actually working hard and fast -- this time around anyway -- to hammer out an all-important stimulus package to get urgent help to the businesses and people who are affected so disastrously by the pandemic. All of the people!

    As your fellow troll-buddy doorknobs said, "We'll get this through this together." It certainly does not help to lie and spread disinformation. Such miscreant behavior is either plain stupid or criminally insane. It's no doubt a good chunk of both. So why is King Trump the Orange Liar doing that when so many people are suffering and dying and looking for real leadership?

    The answer is in the question.

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 16 min ago

    trump's call to return to 'business as usual' matches his m.o. He creates a condition that allows him to proclaim responsibility doesn't lie with him. The likelihood we will go back to business as usual is next to none, and the likelihood that things will continue to get worse is high. When things are very bad they won't be his fault; he wanted to do something different. Just like complaining about voter fraud before the election: If he lost it will be the voter fraud he forecast. If he wins he just controls the message and those details are lost to the noise over just a few days or weeks. Just like he wanted to release his tax returns 'but they are under audit' - fooled enough people for long enough and his noise machine covers it up long enough to be largely forgotten. And so forth. In his world he creates his own reality and therefore is incapable of dealing with (or understanding) real problems. Anyway, that is my hypothesis.

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 2 hours ago

    Meanwhile back with the democrat party's mandated choice for President,

    Biden on Coronavirus: ‘We Have to Take Care of the Cure — That Will Make the Problem Worse No Matter What’
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden had a confusing answer when asked about the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 3 hours ago

    Can't get in on the phone today. You're asking "Why?" is Trump not doing what's necessary, what's his agenda?

    We are at the endgame of the Libertarian ideology. Since their ideology is predicated on "Government is the problem; government can't do anything right", or, in Norquist's vernacular, "government should be small enough to drown it in a bathtub", then ANYTHING that the government does that is effective, that shows that ONLY the government can solve a problem -- especially a crisis like this pandemic -- completely undermines if not shreds that ideology.

    They can't make the government to work effectively partly because, in Trump's case, he's spent all of his time in office wrecking the ability of our government to function effectively. But, it's really been a 40+ year project of the wealthy class. If government fails at this great test -- and he's doing everything he can to make it fail -- then they will proclaim that only Business can solve problems like this.

    This is why he's left it to the States to handle without Federal help. Anything to wreck the Federal government's ability to show that it is the only resource that we have to handle a crisis like this. Which put him between a rock and a hard place, because he's being upstaged by the effective governors, especially Cuomo.

    Unfortunately, it does look like he's willing to let millions die to confirm their destructive ideology. I suspect he's getting a lot of pressure from the likes of the Kochs and Mercers to let it fail, too.

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 3 hours ago

    The bill that is currently being negotiated is in the Senate, not the House. Pelosi is in the House. Once again a Trumpster cannot reference a source. I wonder why?

    https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook-pm/2020/03/23/as-coronavirus-bailout-fails-senate-continues-negotiating-488689

    Trust me: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-whose-hotel-business-losing-041919009.html

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 7 hours ago

    Maybe time for the democrats get out of the way,

    Here is the Far-Left Wish List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For
    March 23, 2020

    -Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards

    -A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service

    -Required early voting

    -Required same day voter registration

    -Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining

    -Full offset of airline emissions by 2025

    -Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights

    -Retirement plans for community newspaper employees

    -Federal $15 minimum wage

    -Permanent paid leave

    -Study on climate change mitigation efforts

  • Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?   5 days 13 hours ago

    Basically what was said tonight is Trump is ignoring the success in other countries and is willing to let this Covfefe-19 virus win. He is also willing to ignore the highly trained epidemiologits advice. We will be banned from the rest of the industrial world while a good part of our senior citizens die off. Not to mention some under 60. It will start next Monday. Watch the charts for a few weeks after. Percentage compared to population we are all ready well past China. We had weeks of warning they had none.

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

    Volunteers?

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/texas-lt-governor-suggests-elderly-should-risk-lives-save-economy-050531075.html

    Floating the plan to get poll numbers. https://www.yahoo.com/news/pence-says-u-coronavirus-guidance-200046551.html

  • Roll Back Republican Tax Cuts!   5 days 14 hours ago
  • Roll Back Republican Tax Cuts!   5 days 14 hours ago

    BTW, Willie is exactly right that it's time to tax the super-rich their fair share since they have the lion's share of the nation's wealth, which should be a helluva lot more than they're paying now. It's way past time for the masters of greed to start giving back instead of taking it all. America can no longer afford to carry billionaire freeloaders on the backs of the workers.

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