The First Steps . . .
As posted by Anne:
#Coronavirus data has been removed from the U.S. CDC website after the Trump administration’s order to re-route hospital data directly to the administration. Missing are current inpatient and intensive care bed occupancy, health worker staffing, and PPE supply status. pic.twitter.com/mwBjw4QE7d
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) July 16, 2020
“All dictatorships, all of them, began like this, by adulterating communication, by putting communications in the hands of people without scruples, of governments without scruples.”
June 18, 2018 Morning Mass, Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies and handing it over to a firm, a business that slanders, tells lies, weakens democracy, and then the judges come to judge these weakened institutions, these destroyed, condemned people.
Paul Krugman @paulkrugman
Where we are now: at this point, it will be almost impossible for Trump to win reelection legitimately. It’s quite possible, however, that he will try to steal the election. And if you don’t think that can happen, you’re not paying attention 1/
8:50 AM · Jul 17, 2020
On the legitimate election: Trump staked everything on ignoring the virus and reopening the economy. He lost. The virus is running wild, especially in the states that were Trumpiest in their policies 2/
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And multiple indicators, from payrolls to restaurant diners to small business revenue to household surveys, suggest that economic recovery has stalled as the pandemic surges 3/
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Even if the pandemic and the economy somehow turn around — and how is that supposed to happen? — there isn’t enough time to rescue Trump. Oh, and the attempted October surprise — you know there will be one — will fall flat from the boy who cried “fake news” 4/
But attempted theft could happen in multiple ways; expect to see many or all in November 5/
Men claiming to be federal agents, but without identification, are already making arrests. Coming to polling places in November?
Broken voting machines in D-leaning precincts? Mysterious and selective rejection of millions of absentee ballots? The list goes on. Don’t say they wouldn’t; clearly they will if they can. If you aren’t scared, you’re oblivious. fin/
Jim Galloway @politicalinsidr
White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week – CNNPolitics
White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week
The White House is blocking US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and other officials from the agency from testifying before a House Education and Labor Committee…
5:36 PM · Jul 17, 2020