A mixed bag

All posts in the A mixed bag category

Belly Laff

Published September 11, 2020 by Nan Mykel

“In an absolute political wipeout of a press conference Thursday, Donald Trump argued that journalist Bob Woodward should have “immediately” warned the American people about how dangerous the coronavirus was, and also admitted that China was more honest about the virus than he was.

Asked why he didn’t tell the public the virus was airborne, Trump responded: “If Bob Woodward thought what I said was bad, then he should have immediately, right after I said it, gone out to the authorities so they can prepare and let them know.”  –Excerpt from Daily Kos by Kerry Eleveld

Jill Dennison Excerpt

Published September 5, 2020 by Nan Mykel

The latest thing to send me into a fit of temper is Trump’s order to Russell Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to cease the government’s racial sensitivity training. Trump calls such training “un-American propaganda”. That’s right, folks … it is un-American to try to teach people not to discriminate, to try to remove the systemic racism that exists within our government and law enforcement community. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 🤬

SHOCKING…

Published September 1, 2020 by Nan Mykel

That our Health and Human Services plans to spend $250 million of taxpayer money on a Public Relations firm to con people into feeling better about a pandemic killing people every day rather than take meaningful steps to save lives by fighting the virus in a responsible manner prescribed by health experts. I for one can remember hearing Trump say in the early days that he “had a hunch” the numbers were inflated.

It’s like putting candy coating on a poison. How are we supposed to feel better about so many Americans dying? By comparing our response to those of other countries? Hong Kong makes testing free and available to everyone. We are about to help Americans feel good about the state of either an inept or purposeful and deadly non-response. And by the way, will the content not be free political advertisement? Footed by us.

Please Don’t Privatize…

Published August 29, 2020 by Nan Mykel

Please Don’t Privatize Our Post Office

Image: Post Offices Across Country Brace For Expected Busiest Mail Day

https://fortune.com/2019/12/2

NICOLE GOODKIND

USPS could privatize as early as next year

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) :

Financial disclosures of Dejoy, recently appointed Post Office General, (whose wife is the new ambassador to Canada) and huge Trump contributor, owns millions of dollars in  retained stocks and stock options  in a USPS contractor, XPO Logistics. After assuming his role as Postmaster General, DeJoy also bought a stock option worth up to $100,000 in Amazon, a competitor and top USPS customer.


Some have hypothesized that should TGrump lose the Nov. election he may punish the American public.  Hope not.

Paranoid (Again)

Published August 27, 2020 by Nan Mykel

The very nice absentee ballot application with a postpaid envelope with my name and voting history classification (“above average”) arrived with an envelope it wouldn’t fit in without folding. Is there a rule that discounts folded applications?

For the very first time in years, when driving through Cheshire, Ohio, I see that all the big chimneys and spires of the coal processing plant are blackened partway down them. I wonder if that’s because of a recent deregulation?

Damn, I hate being suspicious!

A Good One…

Published August 18, 2020 by Nan Mykel

As the Harper’s Magazine for September reports, “Online murder-for-hire advertisements seek to convey professionalism yet tend not to provide references up front…”

P.S. This was at the end of the Findings paragraph: “Psychopaths recommended harsher punishmengts for homicides, whether accidental or motivated by profit, but exhibit relative low concern about killing in general.”

The Past 24 Hours Or So

Your Daily Dose of Trump and His Administration News

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Crow On The Wire

Poetry and Stories by Mark Tulin

Why Evolution Is True

Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.

Searching For The True Me

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

The Inglorius Padre Steve's World

Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

Nan's Notebook

Things I want to say about this, that, and the other thing.

saania2806.wordpress.com/

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

Wilderness of Waves

sailing in search of an endless sunrise

Perception

Until I know this sure uncertainty, I'll entertain the offered fallacy.

The Cozy Mystery List Blog

Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books, Movies, and TV

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

A Haiku A Day

(almost) keeps your mind from going astray

Magic 95.9

Baltimore, R&B, Tom Joyner, Radio, WWIN

Michelle Rose. Reflection of My Journey

Drowning in the busyness of life, and how I stay afloat, and find peace and stillness amidst the chaos

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

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