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J70

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« Reply #15465 on: March 28, 2020, 03:00:07 PM »
I believe Dr Christine Blasey Ford

All women must be believed

This woman deserves a hearing.

Biden himself is on the record as saying such in the past in reference to Kavanaugh and others.

But given that the Dems have already eaten a couple of their own, that there is probably cynicism and resignation over Trump and Kavanaugh, and throw in the current attention-hogging pandemic, Biden may skate through this, especially if no further allegations come out. Itís not as if Trump has a leg to stand on.

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« Reply #15466 on: March 30, 2020, 12:32:29 AM »
Trump said tonight “holding down” the U.S. death toll to 100,000 means that “we will have done a very good job,”

He was also boasting the high ratings he is getting for these press conferences. Higher numbers than season finale of the Bachelor..

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« Reply #15467 on: March 30, 2020, 03:27:30 AM »
100,000 deaths from a hoax seems a bit high.

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« Reply #15468 on: March 30, 2020, 07:13:07 AM »
Surely this joke of a man has to be seen through now.

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« Reply #15469 on: March 30, 2020, 10:49:39 AM »

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« Reply #15470 on: March 30, 2020, 12:07:35 PM »
Will the shift to take it seriously and listen to the professionals hold this time?

Or will some Fox News bullshit turn his head again in two weeks?


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« Reply #15472 on: March 30, 2020, 12:43:33 PM »
I wouldnít be too hard on DeBlasio for urging people to still get out about their business on March 1. At that point, it hadnít hit. Itís not like he was calling it a hoax. Plus, there was a lot of genuine concern about the toll on Chinatown and Flushing businesses as people started deserting Asian restaurants and so on in February. It was a few days later that the gravity of the situation started to become clear. My kids met AOC and Chuck Schumer on March 1 at the St Patrickís Day parade in Sunnyside in Queens. Everyone was still out and about. No one was calling for social distancing at that point. We were all aware it might become an issue in a few weeks, especially after the horror stories subsequently started to emerge from Italy.

Obviously things changed in the following week or two, which is where DeBlasio made the wrong call on the schools. His motives were defensible; he was concerned about the availability of healthcare workers and the role of schools in providing meals and, basically, day care for poorer children, but that could be worked around, as has been done. Thankfully Cuomo stepped in and made the call for him, calls he has continued to make ( gleefully Iím sure- those two boys despise each other!). As a result, Cuomoís approvals are probably sky-high; DeBlasio, not so much.
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