Monday, November 23, 2020

Stay Home


Not sure why this is even controversial:

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.

And the crowds are only expected to grow. Next Sunday is likely to be the busiest day of the holiday period. 

To be sure, the number of people flying for Thanksgiving is down by more than half from last year because of the rapidly worsening outbreak. However, the 3 million who went through U.S. airport checkpoints from Friday through Sunday marked the biggest crowds since mid-March, when the COVID-19 crisis took hold in the United States.

This time next year, you might be short several family members because of COVID-19. Why would you risk that by traveling this year when, for all intents and purposes, it will probably be much safer to travel next year?

I don't get why people can't put it off for a year. The selfishness at work here is pretty staggering.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Death Cult of the GOP is Hurting America

 


When former Republicans write this stuff, why isn't anyone paying attention? Christine Todd Whitman decries the inability of the GOP to move on from the Donald Trump's ongoing effort to deny reality and kill as many Americans as possible:

Some GOP leaders have already spoken out in support of moving forward with the transition, from former President George W. Bush and Utan Sen. Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee, to Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton and former Rep. Mike Rogers, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

But all Republican leaders must put the American people ahead of fealty to Trump by acknowledging the results of the election. By constantly feeding people misinformation about the probable outcome of any of these cases or the probability of overturning this election with recounts, they are misleading Trump supporters. Their statements are going to make it even harder for Trump voters to accept his defeat and move forward.

Shady dealings: Trump wants to make money off the fake 'stolen election' crisis he created. Don't let him.

On the world stage, GOP officials’ refusal to acknowledge the outcome of the election is damaging our claim to be a representative democracy, to which a peaceful transition of power is fundamental and has been for over two centuries. These Republican leaders are embarrassing our party and our nation with an effort that they know will not succeed. Rather than standing up for democracy, they continue to capitulate to Trump’s will, even after he has clearly lost.

Forget about drinking the Kool-Aid, just go to another post-election super spreader event designed to cheer up a despondent dictator.