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April 2, 2020

Despite Calls for Global Ceasefire, Trump Threatens War With Iran Amid COVID-19

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/01/despite-calls-global-ceasefire-trump-threatens-war-iran-amid-covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to threaten to attack Iran and make the country “pay a very heavy price” for any “attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq.”

The threat comes on the heels of the Trump administration crippling Iran’s access to crucial medial supplies as it battles over 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by ramping up a sanctions regime on Iran that leading economists said was “feeding the coronavirus epidemic” and progressive organizations and Democrats said must be eased in light of the deadly disease.

“Unsatisfied with a global pandemic and an economic collapse, Trump wants to add a major war into the mix,” Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, said on Twitter in response to Trump’s tweet.

Miles detailed “a series of escalations” the White House has taken with Iran since Trump took office, including his 2018 formal departure from the Iranian nuclear deal.

“It’s impossible to say with certainty right now what is happening on the ground that’s leading to this latest talk of war, but one thing is clear, we did not have to be here,” said Miles. “The President chose to put us on this path and he continues to own the consequences of his actions.”

Other observers drew attention to the legal language Trump used in the tweet—”Upon information and belief.”

“The United States is threatening wars now based on the standard lawyers use when making allegations they can’t necessarily prove,” said MSNBC analyst Matthew Miller.

There is more information at the link above.   Hugs

Trump campaign tells surrogates to paint Biden as ‘the opposition’ in coronavirus war

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:42

Secret Service places $45,000 ’emergency order’ for golf carts in town with Trump property during pandemic

Filed under: Economics, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:28

Trump’s most recent golf outing took place on March 8. He has spent hundreds of days golfing, often at his own properties, a potential boon for his own businesses. Recently, coronavirus lockdowns have closed his two most common golf destinations in West Palm Beach, Florida and Bedminster, New Jersey. The club in Sterling, Virginia, however, remains open, as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order allows golf clubs to operate “as long as golfers stay six feet apart.”

You can read more here.

JARED KUSHNER TOLD WHITE HOUSE MEETING ANDREW CUOMO WAS BEING ALARMIST: ‘NEW YORK DOESN’T NEED ALL THE VENTILATORS’

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Family, Fascism, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:54

In doing so, Vanity Fair reported, Kushner was effectively running a shadow coronavirus task force team in the White House that was more powerful than the official one headed by Vice President Mike Pence.

This was partly due to the vacuum left by the departure of the former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney whose replacement, Mark Meadows, has only just joined. But Kushner was said to be angered by the criticism of Trump, and when he got involved, reportedly told people, “I know how to make this government run now.”

Kushner is also said to have urged Trump to challenge Cuomo’s appeal for 30,000 ventilators for New York, which he believed was alarmist. Vanity Fair reported that he told a White House meeting, “I have all this data about ICU capacity. I’m doing my own projections, and I’ve gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn’t need all the ventilators.”

On March 26, Trump told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that he did not believe New York needed the number of ventilators Cuomo was calling for.

The obscene class divides in America

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:45

tRump never learned

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:41

Trying to shift the blame, never admit tRump was wrong

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Greed, Health, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:37

They won’t admit they were wrong

The stakes are too high for all of us

Filed under: Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:12

McConnell hits brakes on next economic stimulus package

Filed under: Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:08

The Republicans got what they wanted.   A huge slush fund of taxpayer money to give away to business.  But now that they got what they wanted for the wealthy they do not want to do anything for the people.   When will people release the Republicans are ruthless about caring only about wealth and power.   Even more than tRump McConnell has to go.   Hugs

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/490358-mcconnell-hits-brakes-on-next-economic-stimulus-package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hit the brakes Tuesday on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan to move ahead with a fourth stimulus package that would include major infrastructure spending and other Democratic priorities.

“I think we need to wait a few days here, a few weeks, and see how things are working out,” McConnell said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”

“Let’s see how things are going and respond accordingly,” he added. “I’m not going to allow this to be an opportunity for the Democrats to achieve unrelated policy items that they would not otherwise be able to pass.”

“There are infrastructure needs that our country has that directly relate to how we are proceeding with the coronavirus,” Pelosi told reporters. “And we would like to see in what comes next something that has always been nonpartisan, bipartisan, and that is an infrastructure piece that takes us into the future.”

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on the same call argued that infrastructure projects like expanded broadband access could help fight the pandemic.

“If you don’t have access to the internet, you can’t do telemedicine and you can’t learn when you’re not going to school in person,” he said.

But McConnell on Tuesday noted that the Senate and House are not expected to return to work in Washington until April 20 at the earliest.

 

 

Campaign infomercials

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:56

Stop real time coverage of these fake press briefings.  Hugs

I would say we have become the enemy

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:49
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America is an oligarchy, cemented by Citizens United and Russian active measures.

Our racism and misogyny make us heartless, unable to ‘love thy neighbor’ or respect/protect the privacy of women.

Our self-interest is obsessed with suspicion.

Money over people’s health

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:48

We can’t go back to broken

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:46
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We need a revolution. We can’t go back to broken.

Republicans picked and protected the worst human

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:45
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Republicans picked and protected the worst human.

This is criminal negligence. Negligent homicide

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:43
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This is criminal negligence. Negligent homicide.

Send Trump to The Hague.

Mike Pence needs to stop pointing fingers

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:42
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Mike Pence needs to stop pointing fingers. You and Pompeo gave away our stockpile to China, and now you’re trying to blame Obama from three years ago.

Trump, Pence, and Pompeo are the axis of death and intentional suffering.

Trump ratings

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:39
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Trump will earn the highest unemployment rate in US history, as well.

Republican hypocrisy is disgusting and 100% predictable

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:37
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Republican hypocrisy is disgusting and 100% predictable. They pathologically eat their own shit.

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: What reality are they in?

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:19

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Americans Coronavirus approval rating confusing planet

(cartoon by Bart van Leeuwen)

Editorial Cartoon U.S. no paid sick leave health insurance grocers coronavirus front lines

(cartoon by Dave Whamond)

 

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Anthony Fauci Coronavirus governors social distancing medical supplies

Political Cartoon U.S. Joe Biden DNC Democrats primary hiding quiet

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Abraham Lincoln Franklin Roosevelt The Bachelor wartime coronavirus

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump April Fools Coronavirus responsibility buck stops prank

Political Cartoon U.S. coronavirus emergency funding debt stimulus bill

April 1, 2020

Matt Wuerker Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Andy Marlette

Chris Britt Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

John Deering Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Signe Wilkinson Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Rob Rogers Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

Matt Davies Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Steve Benson Comic Strip for April 01, 2020

Steve Breen Comic Strip for April 02, 2020

 

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