A Pandemic Plan

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  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    April 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks a lot for this thread and for all the work you put into the blog daily.

    It is my safe space online

    • 2 marleysperson
      April 15, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Yes!Yes! Yes! GCL… thank you Nerdy and all the TOD family for this refuge❤️

      • 3 mae52
        April 16, 2020 at 1:13 am

        Good night good morning it was my birthday yesterday 15th we are still on lockdown so no partying however calls, love and messages from friends and family near and worldwide were much appreciated including a card with funds i happily share my birthday love with my obamadiary family and i wish everyone a blessed week especially those who are suffering in these most difficult times love ya all

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Congrats on 1st!

      Thank you, Nerdy!

    • 6 Nerdy Wonka
      April 15, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      You’re very welcome. Thank you.

  2. 8 nena20409
    April 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks to NW, TOD continues to Thrive. Obrigada…🥰🤗😍💙💜💪🙏
    Congrats, Linda for your Au ⭐👒💁‍♀️
    Good Afternoon, TODville Community🙌💙💜🙌

  3. 9 nena20409
    April 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm

  4. 10 tnmtngirl1
    April 15, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    So sorry I missed VP Biden’s town hall. 😦

  5. 12 pkayden
    April 15, 2020 at 4:13 pm

  6. 13 jer44
    April 15, 2020 at 4:18 pm

  7. 15 marleysperson
    April 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    This is exactly what he’s doing. Crickets

  8. 16 jer44
    April 15, 2020 at 4:28 pm

  9. 17 pkayden
    April 15, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    • 18 marleysperson
      April 15, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Fucking out of touch idiot

    • 19 todjey
      April 15, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Greed (tax cuts for the rich) and condescension is not a good look on you Steve. It really isn’t.

    • April 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      he knows that this is a lie…what is so brazen about Trump and he cohorts is that they lie so effortlessly..and they know that they can lie with out consequence…because no one will call them out….

      keep in mind that a lie is deliberate untruth…the keyword is deliberate

    • 21 Don
      April 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      This won’t even last ten days, not for those that are already struggling in normal times let alone in a pandemic.

    • April 15, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      $120 a week…like Munchkin could last one morning on that.

    • April 16, 2020 at 2:33 am

      Triple Twit. Way past stupid! I’d like to throw him in a shit hole dwelling forever, no PPE’s, be force fed Virus45 pressers daily. And wait for that autographed $1200 check (which he’ll be forced to spend one cent per day to stretch it out) also delayed by narcissism. Make him have to go to work @ a minimum wage job, ride public transportation to get back & forth, said shit hole will be in food desert areas, no running water (cos his shit cohorts shut off water as they they heisted (robbed) tax payer money, who’s the “welfare queen” now?). See how long he’d last. Probably one second. 😏 Tired of these MoFo’s & their grifting to our detriment. 😖 Begone already! 😷

  10. 24 nena20409
    April 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm

  11. 25 Dudette
    April 15, 2020 at 4:36 pm

  12. 26 Don
    April 15, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    I’m so hopeful for November, we have the opportunity to create the type of country we want to have.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      April 15, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      I’m with you on that, 100 percent. It feels totally different. Can’t wait to get started.

    • 28 globalcitizenlinda
      April 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Share the same sentiment.

      I trust VP Joe will be totally focused on the interests of everybody and especially those who are struggling.

      I know he will hire the best people who really want to serve the public and actually listen to experts and scientists.

      Besides, the nation and the world are hurting too much. We need to start on the process of healing.

  13. April 15, 2020 at 5:26 pm

  14. April 15, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Watching Trump try to spin the issue of “re-opening the economy…is a bit unbelievable…most in the press and pundits …along with health officials and governors know that we are not ready yet…and to move too fast will be deadly…We know that this roll out is all about his reelection and Trump does not care how many people may die…

    but will we as a country just continue to watch him kill Americans…Will the pundits continue to just talk about the death total…

    It is time for him to go…

  15. 33 jer44
    April 15, 2020 at 7:26 pm

  16. 34 jer44
    April 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm

  17. 35 marleysperson
    April 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I could cry

  18. April 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I pray that he is right

  19. April 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm

  20. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    April 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t hate her, but I’d prefer “No.”

    • 41 tnmtngirl1
      April 15, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Same. Needs to remain in Senate for number of reasons.

    • 42 Betsy
      April 16, 2020 at 1:10 am

      I don’t want her as VP either. She needs to keep that senate seat in MA. Gov Baker is a Republican, no way will he appoint a Dem in her place.

    • April 16, 2020 at 4:26 am

      WOW. Oh, OK.

      My gut tells me Joe might choose her, though. He tweeted yesterday that she was the smartest and most impressive of the bunch of fellow runners. And I think PBO has only heaped praise upon her and Bernie so far, so who knows.

      • 45 jacquelineoboomer
        April 16, 2020 at 5:51 am

        Who knows is right. My take on PBO’s heaping the praise on Bernie and her was to “get the job done” of bringing them on board and giving them a spotlighted exit so their followers could get on board. And that was my take on Joe’s previous comments – but I’ll go find Joe’s tweet you mentioned and check it out. Guess it could go either way.

        • April 16, 2020 at 8:08 am

          Morning, Boomer!

          Here is his statement. I didn’t get it quite right but it’s heaping with praise, really far more effusive than his reaction to any other candidate.

          We shall see!

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  22. 50 pkayden
    April 15, 2020 at 9:54 pm

  23. 51 pkayden
    April 15, 2020 at 10:16 pm

  24. April 15, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    • 54 Obama Grandmama
      April 15, 2020 at 10:58 pm

      I cannot open this article up. Not sure if it mentioned what I heard today or not? I heard that in early February Trump’s Administration ordered PPE from Taiwan for the WH administration while telling the public there was nothing to worry about.

      • April 15, 2020 at 11:56 pm

        The article is NOT behind the pay wall; part of the corona coverage.

        “… The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $55 million contract for N95s this month to Panthera Worldwide LLC, which is in the business of tactical training. One of its owners said last year that Panthera’s parent company had not had any employees since May 2018, according to sworn testimony.

        It also has no history of manufacturing or procuring medical equipment, according to a review of records produced as a result of legal disputes involving the company and its affiliates….”


        “…The FEMA contract with Panthera, which was awarded without competitive bidding, has a start date of April 1, according to a summary. Lizzie Litzow, a FEMA spokeswoman, said the Panthera contract is for 10 million masks, adding, “Panthera is not a manufacturer, they are a distributor of N95 masks.”

        The price that FEMA is paying Panthera per mask, about $5.50, is significantly higher than what the government pays companies such as 3M, which charges as little as 63 cents per N95 mask, with an average cost of about $1.50 for more advanced models, according to a price index. Prestige Ameritech, the largest domestic mask manufacturer, is charging FEMA about 80 cents per mask for the government’s order of 12 million N95 respirators, part of a $9.5 million contract that started April 7.

        Beyond the premium the federal government is paying to Panthera, the decision to award a contract to an insolvent organization with no apparent expertise in the given field struck experts as unusual.

        “Something is amiss there,” said Chuck Hagel, a former defense secretary and Republican senator from Nebraska. “This is not how the government procures training or any type of supplies. You just wouldn’t do business with somebody like that.”

  25. 57 marleysperson
    April 15, 2020 at 10:40 pm

  26. 58 marleysperson
    April 15, 2020 at 10:42 pm


  27. April 16, 2020 at 1:08 am

  28. April 16, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Goodnight TOD.

  29. April 16, 2020 at 2:32 am

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      April 16, 2020 at 6:22 am

      Looks good to me, although I’m keeping an open mind because who knows.

      • 63 jer44
        April 16, 2020 at 10:39 am

        I would like to see Kamala on the Supreme Court for the next 35 or so years. Just like Justice Ginsburg. We need her there. The rump has appointed too many life time judges and justices.

  30. 65 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

  31. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 6:13 am


  32. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 6:20 am

    No matter our personal preferences, more and more are coming to this conclusion. Which is how we win, this time around. Doesn’t mean we have to stop recognizing our “personal platforms,” which we can go back to working toward after the election. But it may mean figuratively sending a “see you next time” message to our favorite VP candidate. And that’s tough. Anyway, that’s my take.

  33. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Final hour of Morning Joe is a special segment on the coronavirus, the guest list of which goes from Joe and Jill Biden to Lady Gaga! (Until Joe and Mika got wise to trump, I hadn’t watched them in years … and now I’m touting them. What a world.)

  34. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 7:00 am

    • April 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

      yanno…I understand why these folks are where they are…but they still do not get a pass from me…they have yet to acknowledge the presidency of Pres Obama…or that their party was the cause of why we have Trump…in other words…they have not paid penance

  35. 77 nena20409
    April 16, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Good Morning, TODville Community.
    Thursday, it took me almost a minute to decide & then accept that Today is actually Thursday. I’m having my Days mixed up, folks.
    I hope all is well with the TODbots Community.
    My thanks to you all for being here.
    Thanks, NW🙇‍♀️🤗😍, our TOD Brigades💪🙏🥰, Lurkers🙌, Commenters💜💙👏 & of course, Chips😘 who started it all.

  36. 78 nena20409
    April 16, 2020 at 7:46 am

  37. April 16, 2020 at 8:21 am

    This is just so depressing.

  38. 80 nena20409
    April 16, 2020 at 8:26 am

  39. 81 nena20409
    April 16, 2020 at 8:36 am

  40. April 16, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Last week’s numbers:

  41. 84 nena20409
    April 16, 2020 at 8:44 am

  42. April 16, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Good discussion here:

  43. 86 marleysperson
    April 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Morning everyone. Forward!!

  44. 87 marleysperson
    April 16, 2020 at 9:33 am

    It’s so messed up . I can’t wait until we never hear these names again, unless it’s saying they are being denied parole.

  45. 90 marleysperson
    April 16, 2020 at 10:06 am

    The fraud/ conman is refusing to pay!! Who would’ve guessed! Hopefully, these places, and all others, will not be duped into holding a rally for him in THEIR towns! He doesn’t pay his bills!!

  46. 91 marleysperson
    April 16, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I missed this

    • April 16, 2020 at 10:38 am

      I thought we just bought a bunch of stuff from Putin???

      Too many daily lies and cover-ups to keep up, by design.

    • April 16, 2020 at 10:42 am

      I also think Trump is now just openly and flagrantly bowing to Trump whenever he gets the chance to in-our-face assert his arrogance and the fact that he got away with TREASON.

  47. 94 marleysperson
    April 16, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Do you need one good reason to expand the Court?? Here’s 80

  48. April 16, 2020 at 10:48 am

    UGH, is there no end to these obscenities?

    • April 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Can Dems play favorites…and refuse treatment to any of these “Chanting” fools…just let them die.as one GOP REP was calling for..or put them on a plane and land at the White House…I am so tired of their racism…misogyny…their ignorance…

  49. 97 jer44
    April 16, 2020 at 10:49 am

    • 98 Obama Grandmama
      April 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      I understand all of us wanting such an intelligent woman on the Supreme Court. But looking at it from Kamala’s side who would want to be in the position of getting a lifetime job to have such stress and frustration with the present make-up of the court? Knowing you were stuck with these **** for the rest of your life.

  50. 99 jer44
    April 16, 2020 at 11:08 am

  51. April 16, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Stardate April 16 2020.
    Little russian OK with separating, jailing, concealing the fate of thousands of children in a pandemic…unilaterally withdraws critical money from the World Health Organization…he’s OK with being the cause of death across our planet…but still we gawk in disbelief…every day now we allow him to persist.

  52. April 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Senator Harris is putting forth a bill to protect our voting rights. We must clamor for this since McConnell is the devil incarnate.

  53. 103 jer44
    April 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

  54. April 16, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI):
    “It was President Trump’s ignoring of scientific expertise that got us into this situation, in which we have mass preventable deaths. And he’s going to cause additional mass preventable deaths if he ignores the expertise because he has artificial deadlines.”

    • April 16, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Schatz to Hayes:
      “the fact that we tried to establish some oversight and the President you know, issued a signing statement to say essentially that the president is not subject to oversight, and then he fires all of his Inspector Generals – I mean there is no opportunity for graft they will pass up, there is no opportunity to enrich their friends that they will ignore, and even in the midst of all of this suffering they’re still focused on sort of hooking up their buddies.’

  55. April 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    “Trump’s darkness: White supremacy, Christian nationalism and the coronavirus”
    “Fascist and authoritarian governments
    often exploit, accelerate,
    or create crises to increase their power and further their agendas.
    Here’s the fascist emergency playbook:
    -Use the emergency to restrict civil liberties — particularly rights regarding movement, protest, freedom of the press, a right to a trial and freedom to gather;
    -Use the emergency to suspend governmental institutions, consolidate power, reduce institutional checks and balances, and reduce access to elections and other forms of participatory governance;
    -Promote a sense of fear and individual helplessness, particularly in relationship to the state, to reduce outcry and to create a culture where people consent to the power of the fascist state;
    -Replace democratic institutions with autocratic institutions using the emergency as justification;
    -Create scapegoats for the emergency, such as immigrants, people of color, disabled people, ethnic and religious minorities, to distract public attention away from the failures of the state and the loss of civil liberties.
    These steps are currently in progress.
    This has largely been ignored by the mainstream news media
    amid the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic,
    white neo-fascists and other right-wing extremists have recently been caught planning or engaging in acts of political violence and other crimes.”

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    April 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm

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  57. April 16, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    –That “holy cow moment!”
    Remarkable results: The virus testing all pregnant women at an NYC hospital last month.
    215 women who gave birth from March 22 to April 4 were tested – four tested positive.
    29 of those women had no symptoms (asymptomatic) but also tested positive.
    This means one in 8 pregnant women tested positive for coronavirus = 13.5%.
    One in 8 is ten times the current number of confirmed cases in NYC!!
    Q: What does this finding mean for the general population….?
    Dr. Dena Govvmean chief of Obstetrics at NY-Presbyerian/Columbia Universiy Medical Center talks to Maddow.
    —imo this might predict what could happen in high density areas like New Orleans.

  58. April 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    If Trump is so desperate, let him do the work, the preparation, the mass nationwide testing, and everybody
    wearing masks, the ppe, the data tracking.
    DR. FAUCI on ‘re-opening’: “We’re not there yet.”

  59. April 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Zeke Emmanuel:
    “Well, I worked for President Obama and he read a briefing book every night and he read it very thoroughly.
    And if a memo like this…what we need to have done was in that briefing book, President Obama would have
    read it and would have called a meeting together to ask. That`s what he did when H1N1 broke out.
    He got a memo about it. He read it and called the meeting together and began asking people to get all the options in front of him and to understand what the situation was.”
    –(Trump for years now has refused to do this and we let him get away with it.)

  60. April 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General says Trump cutting critical World Health Organization funding
    shows “blatant illegality” which “usurps the power of Congress”.
    –Katyal totally lets it rip.

  61. April 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I trust everyone is raving it up today. ATB.

  62. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    April 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    I think everybody here can take a joke, so I’ll chance posting this. Made me LMAO.

    • 117 jacquelineoboomer
      April 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      This explains part of her list.

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