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    They probably have Joe Biden locked up in a basement, the way this virus only kills the old and sick, Biden and Sanders should be doing all their press from underground bunkers. Of course Moscow "Mr. Turtle" Mitch is making all senators vote in person as opposed to indirectly.
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    Default Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    Quote Originally Posted by pariston_hill
    Let all the political rats die so we can harvest better crop of politicians.
    ...like who?

    What's "better" is subjective amongst party lines. Our system doesn't realistically allow us to get along with one another and everyone is fine with that as long as they can vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Kaba Fruit View Post
    ...like who?

    What's "better" is subjective amongst party lines. Our system doesn't realistically allow us to get along with one another and everyone is fine with that as long as they can vote.
    Can't actually say for those in America, but for here in Brazil a purge to put the strong political families, the Bible-Gun-Farmers Alliance and the corrupt populist left leaders would be welcome.





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    Default What The Fuck Just Happened Today? - Day 1159: "The pandemic is accelerating."

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    Day 1159: "The pandemic is accelerating."

    1/ The World Health Organization: “The pandemic is accelerating.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO, said “It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for second 100,000 cases, and just four days for the third 100,000 cases.” More than 34,000 people have contracted the virus in the U.S., and at least 485 people have died. Worldwide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is nearing 350,000, with at least 15,000 deaths. (CNBC / CBS News)
    2/ The Senate failed to pass the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill for the second day in a row. The procedural vote on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act failed 49-46 – short of the 60 vote threshold needed to advance the legislation for a final debate. Democrats argued that the bill disproportionately helps companies and needs to include more benefits for families and health care providers. Republicans, meanwhile, insisted that the bill offers financial assistance to the entire economy and needs to be passed before more people lose their jobs. After the vote, Mitch McConnell warned that the Senate might not be able to pass a bill until Friday or Saturday, blaming Democrats for “mindless obstruction.” Nancy Pelosi said the House would unveil its own coronavirus stimulus bill. (Politico / Washington Post / ABC News / Wall Street Journal / NBC News / Washington Post / NBC News)
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    • Sen. Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first U.S. senator to contract the virus. He does not have any symptoms and said was not aware of any instance where he had direct contact with an infected person. Earlier this month, Paul was the only senator to vote against a bipartisan deal that would have provided $8 billion in emergency coronavirus funding. (Axios)
    • Rep. Ben McAdams has been hospitalized for “severe shortness of breath” after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. McAdams symptoms started getting worse on Friday, so he called the medical hotline for the virus and was told to go to the hospital and check in with the isolation unit. “I was admitted and have been receiving oxygen as I struggled to maintain my blood oxygen at appropriate levels,” McAdams said in a statement. “I am now off oxygen and feeling relatively better and expect to be released as soon as the doctor determines it is appropriate.” (NBC News)
    • The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed. (USA Today)
    • The United Kingdom issued a three-week national lockdown. All businesses deemed nonessential will close. (NBC News)
    3/ The U.S. economy is deteriorating more quickly than anticipated with more than 84 million Americans at home because of shutdowns to combat the coronavirus. The Labor Department is expected to report that roughly 3 million Americans have filed first-time claims for unemployment assistance – more than four times the record high set during the 1982 recession. A JPMorgan Chase economist told clients that the jobless rate could spike to 20% from today’s 3.5%. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard predicted that the U.S. unemployment rate could hit 30% in the second quarter, with a 50% drop in gross domestic product. (Washington Post / Bloomberg / Quartz)
    4/ Trump is considering ending “social distancing” guidelines due to concerns about the economic damage from an extended shutdown. Easing guidelines would run counter to recommendations by senior U.S. health officials, who have warned that the U.S. has not yet felt the worst of the pandemic. “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!” The 15-day period ends on March 30. Administration officials said there is a growing sentiment that the White House went too far in allowing public health experts to set policy to “flatten the curve” that has hurt the economy. Pence, meanwhile, said the CDC will issue guidance allowing people exposed to the coronavirus to return to work sooner by wearing a mask. (Washington Post / New York Times / Axios / Politico / NBC News / Bloomberg / CNN / Wall Street Journal)
    5/ The Trump administration is updating guidance on how hospitals should respond if supplies like masks, face shields, and other protective equipment run out. The coronavirus task force has compared the need for ventilators, masks, and other protective equipment against the current supply and has acknowledged that the stockpile is short of what’s needed. Trade data also shows a decline in imports of medical supplies, including testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns, and hand sanitizer, from China starting in mid-February. Some emergency rooms, hospitals and clinics have already run out of supplies, while others are rationing personal protective equipment like gloves and masks. Trump, meanwhile, has resisted appeals from state, local officials, and hospital administrators to invoke the Defense Production Act to compel companies to make face masks and other gear to protect health workers. The American Medical Association called the shortages of protective gear for medical professionals treating coronavirus cases “unacceptable.” (Washington Post / Associated Press / NBC News / New York Times)
    • Trump promoted two unproven drugs to treat coronavirus, which has lead to shortages for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients who depend on them to alleviate symptoms of inflammation, including preventing organ damage in lupus patients. (Washington Post)
    • Governors and mayors in growing uproar over Trump’s lagging coronavirus response. (Washington Post)
    • The Trump administration is considering a special enrollment period for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act because of the coronavirus crisis. Open enrollment for states that use the federal exchange ended on Dec. 15. A special enrollment period because of coronavirus would be aimed partly at ensuring people don’t put off getting tested or treated because they don’t have health insurance. About 30 million Americans are uninsured. (Wall Street Journal)
    6/ U.S. intelligence agencies issued classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus. The reports didn’t predict when the virus would hit the U.S. or recommend steps public health officials should take, but it did track the spread of the virus in China and warned that Chinese officials appeared to be minimizing the severity of the outbreak.Trump and lawmakers, however, repeatedly played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the virus. (Washington Post)
    7/ The Trump administration eliminated a CDC disease expert position in China a few months before the coronavirus pandemic began. The position, known as resident adviser to the U.S. Field Epidemiology Training Program in China, was funded by the CDC and was focused on helping detect disease outbreaks in China. No other foreign disease experts were embedded to lead the program after Dr. Linda Quick had to leave her post in July amid the U.S. trade dispute with China. The post was officially discontinued as of September 2019. The CDC first learned of a “cluster of 27 cases of pneumonia” of unexplained origin in Wuhan, China on Dec. 31. (Reuters)
    8/ The Justice Department asked Congress to allow chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies. In one request, the DOJ asked Congress to give the attorney general and top judges broad powers that would allow them to pause court proceedings during emergencies or “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation.” These new powers would apply to “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings.” The DOJ’s requests are unlikely to make it through a Democratic-led House. (Politico)
    poll/ 72% of Americans say their state’s governors have done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. 50% say Trump has done a good job, while 45% say he’s done bad job. (Monmouth University Polling Institute)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBlue View Post
    What happened to Joe Biden?

    He should really be out fighting Trump's Coronavirus propaganda right now.
    His new slogan should be "hidin' with biden" lol.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    This pandemic is such a golden opportunity for Biden to seem presidential as opposed to Trump by simply doing speeches about it, even if it's just posting one on social media from the safety of his own home. Instead, total crickets. Jesus he is dropping all of the balls.

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    The GOP has moved onto the "It's ok if people die, we need to think about the economy" portion of the virus.

    Considering their stance on climate change and safety regulations for businesses, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

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    You'd think a bunch of old fucks like them would be concerned about a virus that is fatal mostly to the elderly. But, greed is a powerful driving force, it would seem.

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    Greed, and I sometimes wonder how many of these rich guys/companies have some sort of blackmail against various politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPhil View Post
    This pandemic is such a golden opportunity for Biden to seem presidential as opposed to Trump by simply doing speeches about it, even if it's just posting one on social media from the safety of his own home. Instead, total crickets. Jesus he is dropping all of the balls.
    I'm now hearing calls for Cuomo to replace Biden as the nominee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBlue View Post
    I'm now hearing calls for Cuomo to replace Biden as the nominee.
    I hadn't thought hearing fireside chats from a guy who sounds exactly like Al Pacino circa Glengarry Glenross would be comforting in these times, but they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Rin View Post
    The GOP has moved onto the "It's ok if people die, we need to think about the economy" portion of the virus.

    Considering their stance on climate change and safety regulations for businesses, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
    i cant decide if it took shorter or longer than i expected for them to come to this conclusion

    There's no coming back after opening this box, and if/when deaths start to get into the hundreds of thousands, I have a feeling that we're all about to seriously regret the next few weeks

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    Are there still stupid people insisting that Trump is a socialist hero?

    Five minutes after Trump first threw out the idea of giving people money, the very left internet was falling over themselves to praise Trump. Have they gotten over that yet?

    Is "Let Grandma die to help capitalism" souring any of that? Or was it always about supporting Trump to spite the DNC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBlue View Post
    I'm now hearing calls for Cuomo to replace Biden as the nominee.
    He needs to be governor of his state right now, but it would definitely be interesting to see where this goes in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPhil View Post
    This pandemic is such a golden opportunity for Biden to seem presidential as opposed to Trump by simply doing speeches about it, even if it's just posting one on social media from the safety of his own home. Instead, total crickets. Jesus he is dropping all of the balls.
    My mom found him doing a speech about it on TV earlier today. I'm not sure if it was a part of some television show or his own conference, but it certainly wasn't announced or shown on any of the big networks like CNN. Biden really needs to get his speaking on the subject out there better.


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    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...PQNDF7igbUUeZ4

    "Trump Suggests States Need to Bribe Him With Praise to Get Federal Assistance for COVID-19"

    Oh man, that Onion headline. Such great satire and parody with a dry wit.

    .....

    that's not an Onion article.
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    I'm incredibly thankful that Cuomo is governor and not Cynthia Nixon.

    I can't fucking believe that I'm saying this.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPhil View Post
    This pandemic is such a golden opportunity for Biden to seem presidential as opposed to Trump by simply doing speeches about it, even if it's just posting one on social media from the safety of his own home. Instead, total crickets. Jesus he is dropping all of the balls.
    He already did a speech from home and the only reaction was for the biggest idiots on the internet to claim that Biden is really dead and a body double was filmed in front of a green screen.

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    Looking at maps of which states have ordered mega lockdowns, and the northeast and great lakes area are mostly all in together. Except the woodland whites of northern New England, and regional moron Pennsylvania.
    Seriously at least VT, NH, and ME can claim they're up and isolated in the woods or something.
    Penn is sitting right in the middle of a bunch of locked down states and glancing around all "lol wats going on guyz" like some sort of stupid idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...PQNDF7igbUUeZ4

    "Trump Suggests States Need to Bribe Him With Praise to Get Federal Assistance for COVID-19"

    Oh man, that Onion headline. Such great satire and parody with a dry wit.

    .....

    that's not an Onion article.
    The poor Onion is going to lose readers because nothing they write can be crazier than what's happening right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    The poor Onion is going to lose readers because nothing they write can be crazier than what's happening right now.
    Nah they're doing pretty well nowadays.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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