Christmas lights in the window.

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I fast forward through White House press conferences to the part where Dr. Fauci is talking. Everything else is crap.

Walking Ulysses is the best part of my day.

Automatically extend or renew visas or immigration benefits that are set to renew before the end of 2020, including DACA.

I call old friends I haven’t spoken to for a while.

I’m working with my brother to get our radio show and podcast back on the air, with us practicing social distancing and using Zoom.

Get people out of jails and prisons.

I wonder if Desus and Mero are going to do shows during the sheltering in place. I miss them.

There’s nothing new about me washing my hands all the time. I taught elementary school.

We need rent and mortgage forgiveness.

Anne put up Christmas lights in our front window.

I’m rationing the english muffins.

Where did Joe Biden go?

I called the pharmacy to check on my maintenance prescriptions which still have a couple weeks left to go. The pharmacy people were great and so helpful. I told them how great they were for being there. My voice cracked as I said it.

I want guaranteed basic income for everyone through the crisis and after.

I remind my older friends that we are from people who have gone through tough times before. Some of them are children of Holocaust survivors. Some are children of those who did not survive.

Some commentators say that the virus does not discriminate about race or class. But what about those who have no homes to shelter in?

We need universal health care.

Obviously.

 

10 thoughts on “Christmas lights in the window.

  1. “Some commentators say that the virus does not discriminate about race or class.”

    That is true but the testing is definitely discriminating by class. [Pence has no class but he gets to be tested even though the WH doctor says he has no need to be tested. Some people are sick and they don’t get tested because of a lack of the chemicals needed to make the test kits usable.]
    ……………………………………………
    Vice President Pence said Saturday that he and second lady Karen Pence will be tested for the coronavirus after a member of the vice president’s staff tested positive for COVID-19.

    “While the White House doctor has indicated that he has no reason to believe that I was exposed and no need to be tested, given the unique position that I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, both I and my wife will be tested for the coronavirus later this afternoon,” Pence told reporters at the White House.

  2. Capitalism generates vast sums of money…now for every one?…instead of only for bloated money hoarders?

    Are our ruling overlords in need of TP?…are they crapping their drawers?…are they shaking in their fucking boots?

    Do they now fear us more than we fear them?…especially those among us with little or nothing to lose?

    I can smell fear…or maybe that’s just me?…?

  3. America has a strangely fortuitous opportunity to come out of this quagmire better than before…if only we continue to demand so.

    True Democracy means equal access to goods and services…or it isn’t true.

  4. Thanks so much for your work! I recommend using the term “physical distancing”. Been doing lots of connecting…socially. Have you played with “Marco Polo”?

    Best, Barbara

    Dr. Barbara Randolph Columbia College Chicago brandolph@colum.edu ________________________________

  5. The chief disadvantage of a system designed and used to create a 99 to 1 wealth disparity is that it ‘s 99 to 1…when the worm turns…turn baby,turn.

  6. Mr. Trump said that his inclination was not to interfere with market forces.
    We have a lame-brained idiot running this country.
    ………………………………………………………….
    Governments and Companies Race to Make Masks Vital to Virus Fight

    President Trump resists using emergency powers to compel production, saying companies will voluntarily provide much-needed protective gear.
    Updated March 22, 2020,

    Doctors and hospital administrators have been warning for weeks that they face acute shortages of masks and lifesaving equipment such as ventilators. State and local officials in New York and elsewhere have been pleading for help from Washington and industry.

    Mr. Trump on Saturday continued to resist calls to use the Defense Production Act, a Korean War era law that empowers the federal government to exert control over the private sector to meet national defense needs and ensure that supplies get to where they are most needed, regardless of the business plans of the companies involved.

    Mr. Trump said that his inclination was not to interfere with market forces. And because companies were voluntarily heeding his calls to action, he said it was unnecessary to invoke the act…

    But executives in the medical supply industry said that while they are rushing to accelerate their output of face masks, it could take months to ramp up.

    Traditional surgical masks can prevent sick people from spreading the virus, but they are believed to be of limited use in keeping healthy people from getting infected. Doctors treating infected patients need the special N-95 masks, which can filter out the virus…

  7. We are Capitalism’s food…it’s eating us alive before our eyes…States competing with our federal government for price gouged medical equipment is one terrific example.

    Those who employ Capitalism choose profit over life…every time.

    Capitalism is a deadly system.

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