Risking Their Lives

131 Responses to “Risking Their Lives”

  1. 1 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Read this thread. Open a state? A country? A world? I don’t think so.

  2. 2 nena20409
    April 19, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    • April 19, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      heh i posted after the remarkable Katyal said this last week that he totally let it rip = Ressspect!
      –It’s a thing of beauty so please indulge me…and enjoy!
      NEAL KATYAL: “OK. So, there`s a lot there.
      And with respect to the WHO cutoff, as Ron says, there is both terrible policy judgment here and blatant illegality. On the policy level is I think everyone has been saying, and, Lawrence, you were saying, no,
      there is no coronavirus policy by the White House, there are no solutions. We`re in a testing crisis and cutting off funds to an international organization and preening and conferences and, oh, signing some checks to bribe voters, that`s not a coronavirus policy.
      And putting your family and no scientist on a counsel to reopen government is not a policy.
      And, you know, so I think that this is a real problem from that perspective, and then legally, absolutely, this is no different than what he was impeached for. The president is trying to assert the powers of Congress. In our Constitution, Congress sets the budget and the president can`t just go and nix out items that he disagrees with, and just because he doesn`t like an international organization or some foreign government like Ukraine or some territory like Puerto Rico, you don`t get to like just nix out funding.
      That`s not the way our system works.
      And, you know, his claims here are very much King George-y. They`re just like what he said a couple days ago when he said, I can force the states to reopen. All of this together is blatantly a destruction of what our
      Constitution is about.
      He also said today that he was going to be able to adjourn Congress on his own and put his own judges through and that has three very deep constitutional problems. One is the Constitution just doesn`t let him,. Article Two says he can only adjourn Congress if they disagree.
      There is no disagreement there. Both the House and Senate said they should adjourn on January 3rd.
      Second, even if he could get over that, it doesn`t allow him to recess-appoint judges, which is what he was seeking to do in the press conference today because the Supreme Court a few years ago in a decision said you can`t use the recess power essentially as an end run around Senate confirmation and that`s, of course, what he`s doing here.
      And third, most importantly, if you`re going to try to break constitutional norms and break the Constitution, you better have darn good reason. Here,his reason is, my judges aren`t being confirmed.
      Well, give me a break. I mean, he`s had 50 Court of Appeals judges confirmed in three years.
      Obama had 55 in his eight years. In the last two years of Obama, he didn`t even get two judge, two court of appeal nominees.confirmed, two. You know, Trump gets that on any given Tuesday.
      And, you know, the most galling thing about this is that they have the nerve to say this when they didn`t even get Merrick Garland a hearing. The,president said, oh, the Senate isn`t doing its duty to confirm judges, the Senate by his own party, and that`s why he wants to do this? I mean, boy, we never heard any of that before when he had the most dramatic things at stake.
      Sorry, that was a long answer but hopefully gives you something to work with.”

  3. 7 nena20409
    April 19, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    10 Dead in Canada.

    • 8 todjey
      April 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      It’s at least 13 now according to the CBC. That is not the final count yet, the RCMP is still investigating, the victims are across parts of the province. Just unimaginable.

  4. April 19, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    How awful for Canadians. Usually they are far less prone to gun violence than the US is.

  5. 10 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

  6. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    CNN is not airing frump’s presser live. Yay!

  7. 12 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2020 at 6:55 pm

  8. April 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    This is what happened to my son-in-law’s cousin…

  9. April 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Money Line!!

    Pay attention to whose pain is being denied

    This Threas

  10. April 19, 2020 at 7:51 pm

  11. April 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

  12. 31 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 8:02 pm


  13. 33 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

  14. 34 nena20409
    April 19, 2020 at 8:12 pm

  15. April 19, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Governor Inslee having none of it:

  16. 37 Hillary Darton
    April 19, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    So proud of Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.

  17. April 19, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Have considerable respect for Mr Katyal, but it is now time for him – in particular – to demand that the DOJ indict and detain Trump.

    • April 19, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      Trump must be stopped.

      • 40 marleysperson
        April 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

        How will it all matter with a Barr DOJ? Whatever they do, will never move forward. What do you envision if they spoke up?

        • 41 marleysperson
          April 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm

          Oh my manners! Evening, Bobfr:)

          • April 19, 2020 at 10:03 pm

            Good evening df! 🙂

            Lots of DOJ public servants remain true to their Oath of Office and mission.

            If Holder, Yates, Comey, Katyal, Bharara and many other former DOJ officials began demanding that Barr either resign or indict Trump, then those current DOJ employees would likely be motivated to challenge Barr to do just that.

            Similarly, if those same folk and others demanded that the American Bar Association disbar Barr unless he enforces the law, then it would be unambiguous to every American who is COVID19 positive, as well as, the families of COVID19 victims that they should begin amassing the largest class action law suite in American history.

            And, if those same folk publicly committed themselves to doing everything possible to indict and prosecute Trump and every other criminal member of his family and Administration irrespective of how many years or decades it takes, then they would be emulating precisely what survivors of the Holocaust made stick – even to this day.

            We don’t need more tweets from these folk, we need the same scale of commitment to pursue these criminals until they are all legally and financially held accountable that President Obama demonstrated by eliminating Bin Laden.

            Just my opinion, of course.

            • 43 marleysperson
              April 19, 2020 at 10:10 pm

              Well, your opinion is valued here:) seems like a no brainer but why is it so hard? Maybe there is something that we just don’t know because I can’t imagine Eric Holder or any others of the people you mentioned being weak or afraid to do the right thing. I just find that hard to believe. What I DO agree with you on is that this criminal needs to be removed before November…. I fear just unimaginable destruction if that doesn’t happen.

  18. 46 nena20409
    April 19, 2020 at 8:36 pm

  19. 47 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 8:37 pm


  20. 48 tnmtngirl1
    April 19, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Any word on the Post Office getting anything in this next bill? Seeing on Twitter R’s are refusing a list of things Ds are asking for. I know people need help but I think Ds need to get tough and demand what they want and see to it no poison in this one!

  21. 49 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Yes! Thank you, Senator. Exactly right

  22. 50 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 8:49 pm


  23. April 19, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    I’d like to know how Bo is doing. He’s getting up there, I think. We need a BO REPORT.

  24. April 19, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Response to Mommy Snark Shark above.
    Why we have to do it:
    Testing, collecting data and finding the hotspots.
    Then making sure folks in those hotspots aren’t out spreading the disease, following up with contact tracing and quarantine. That’s how South Korea got a fix on it – after we found out on the same day!
    –United States has 123 per million deaths.
    –South Korea has 5 per million deaths.

  25. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    April 19, 2020 at 10:44 pm

  26. 61 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 11:05 pm


  27. 62 marleysperson
    April 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Because we should all listen to what he says

  28. April 20, 2020 at 1:40 am

  29. April 20, 2020 at 5:23 am

  30. 71 Nerdy Wonka
    April 20, 2020 at 9:53 am

    May her beautiful soul rest in peace.

  31. 77 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Morning everyone

  32. April 20, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Can this possibly be real???

    • 79 todjey
      April 20, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Read somewhere that some of these protests might be organized by Russians, my guess they are just continuing their job of stirring up discord.

      I don’t know what will make these ppl see the light – or maybe they are lost cause .

      • April 20, 2020 at 11:18 am

        They are definitely a lost cause. NO brain function whatsoever, nor moral compass or any ethical value. Just a bunch of zombies. UGH.

    • April 20, 2020 at 11:46 am

      99% of the U.S. population has not been tested.

    • 82 Hillary Darton
      April 20, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Do this really make any sense?These people ought to be ashame of themselves.I’s disgusting. These are the same old right wing tea party nuts. If we had a President worth anything he would be telling people not to do this.

  33. April 20, 2020 at 11:03 am

    (Sam tweet:
    “THREE women who own hair salons, two women who own massage places, a woman who owns a bowling ally, and a woman who owns a vacation rental. These people don’t want to “get back to work,” they want THEIR EMPLOYEES to get back to work!)

  34. 84 jer44
    April 20, 2020 at 11:29 am


  35. April 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    (NYT, March 25th)
    ““Anyone advising the end of social distancing now needs to fully understand what the country will look
    like if we do that,” cautioned Dr. Tom Inglesby, a health security expert at Johns Hopkins University.
    “Covid would spread widely, rapidly, terribly, and could kill potentially millions in the year ahead,
    with huge social and economic impact….”
    PLAY WITH this model below
    by moving the slider to change the length of time that controls are in effect,
    and you’ll see the impact on lives lost.”

  36. 86 Hillary Darton
    April 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Just finish watching our forever First Lady Michelle Obama on PBS Kids Facebook reading her first book for the kids.

  37. April 20, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    “Dems must “reframe the discussion
    in terms of how you simply can’t rescue the economy without defeating or containing the pandemic first.”
    “Don’t fall for Trump’s false dichotomy: It’s not a choice between human lives and the economy”
    “Trump wants us to think we must choose between lives and the economy — but he’s the reason both are in jeopardy.”
    Superb article.

  38. April 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm

  39. 92 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Who knew

  40. 93 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 1:52 pm

  41. 94 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    He was installed to destroy us. Period.

  42. 95 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Do this, CA.

  43. 96 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm


  44. 97 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 2:11 pm

  45. 98 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    What a deal maker. Fucking fraud

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      April 20, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      Didn’t see this first, but just posted David Plouffe’s response to the art of the dumb deal, down thread.

  46. April 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Checked out BBC podcast yesterday…
    Kicked off (factually) saying the U.S. has 700,000 confirmed cases and 31,000 deaths.
    THEN (brightly): “Demonstrations are continuing in a number of US states against the coronavirus lockdown…”
    THEN (as if factually):
    An audio of a series of aggregious lies Trump told at the press ‘briefing’, where he said he had carried out more tests per capita than all other major countries + took credit for “success” in Texas and Vermont…so that they would start opening for business.
    THEN (brightly): BBC reported that Trump said that protestors “seemed to be responsible people” and governors being too tough”.
    THEN with no further ado, comment, or kiss my arse: The BBC went straight to news from Spain.
    = Outfits (NPR does it too) that present Trump’s lies as is – without factual checking – scare me to death.

  47. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    April 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Ugh. I plan to keep my eye on Nov. 3 !!! Chins up! 🙂

  48. April 20, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Despite umpteen attempts am unable to post news from the lovely Dr. Ernest Patti, senior emergency medical physician at St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx. He had a little positive news and some good advice for us.
    Blame the weather.

  49. April 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

  50. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    April 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Things are so yucky around the country now … that I usually pre-record Andrew Cuomo’s daily presser and, even though he never used to be my favorite Cuomo, I now sit down and watch him while enjoying a peaceful lunch …

    … like he’s the Dalai Lama.

    Signed: Anonymous

  51. 115 jer44
    April 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm

  52. 116 jer44
    April 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm

  53. 118 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    This is dangerous and irresponsible on so many levels. Just so many levels.

  54. April 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

  55. 122 No Child Left Behind
    April 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Akela @akela_lacy · 30m
    Milwaukee has identified 7 positive coronavirus cases tied in-person voting, including one poll worker, according to the city health commissioner

  56. April 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm


  57. April 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Lawd…these blind followers of tRump🙄🙄🙄…bet *he* won’t be at any of these businesses.

    I doubt there will be many who will feel safe going to these places.

  58. 127 marleysperson
    April 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Not saying a word

  59. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    April 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm


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