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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battle with coronavirus

quote [ Cain, a onetime presidential hopeful who was once considered by Trump for the Federal Reserve, is among the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19. ]

Yep - and caught it at the Tulsa "rally" where he was walking around slapping backs and hugging people without having a mask on.
[SFW] [health] [+7 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@3:06pmGMT] [14 comments]

Monday, 27 July 2020

MLB postpones 2 baseball games as Marlins members test positive for COVID-19

quote [ MLB canceled two matchups after the Miami Marlins members tested positive for COVID-19. ]

Anyone surprised? Although the cardboard cutouts that looked like fans, and the fake crowd noise was...special. Done and out after 4 days.
[SFW] [sports] [+2 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@6:29pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Small Business Emergency Relief Program Hits $349 Billion Cap In Less Than 2 Weeks

quote [ The $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program to boost small businesses during the coronavirus economic crisis has run out of money.

"The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding," a Small Business Administration spokesperson said in an emailed statement Thursday. "Similarly, we are unable to enroll new PPP lenders at this time." ]

I wonder where that money actually went...we should ask the inspector general...oh, wait...
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@3:51pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 13 April 2020

More recovered coronavirus patients are testing positive again

quote [ South Korean officials say that more than 116 people have tested positive for COVID-19 —after having been cleared of it previously, Reuters reports.

There are plenty of caveats to South Korea’s plans, though. According to Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the virus may have reactivated itself rather than the patients being re-infected. There’s also the possibility that early COVID-19 tests showed false positives. ]

Greetings from the west0coast "nation-state."I've accepted the fact that the council of Democratic governors plus de Wine and a couple of Republicans are all the government that the United States really has left at this point.

[SFW] [health] [+1 Good]
[by knumbknutz@11:26pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Boris Johnson in intensive care as corona virus symptoms worsen

quote [ The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening.

The Queen has been kept informed about Mr Johnson's health by No 10, according to Buckingham Palace.

BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said the prime minister was given oxygen late on Monday afternoon, before being taken to intensive care. ]

Damn - England is getting pummeled by this epidemic. If this guy survives, he needs to give the beleaguered NHS staff a pay rise...
[SFW] [health] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@2:33pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 6 March 2020

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who opposed gay marriage, comes out as gay

quote [ Aaron Schock came out as gay on social media. "“I can live openly now as a gay man because of the extraordinary brave people who had the courage to fight for our rights when I did not,” he said. ]

I'm not schocked - after all, don't all government gay bashers accent their moose-knuckle emphasizing white pants with heliotrope and robin’s egg blue?
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@6:23pmGMT] [9 comments]

'This Is Your Brain on Capitalism': CNBC Market Analyst Rick Santelli Calls for Infecting Global Population With Coronavirus to Help Wall Street

quote [ After a volatile day of trading on Wall Street Thursday precipitated by ongoing fears of the economic effects of the global coronavirus outbreak, CNBC analyst Rick Santelli suggested it would be better to infect the world population with the disease all at once to help stock prices. ]

Sure why not - 32 million deaths worldwide at the current mortality rate is a small price to pay for for a handful of billionaires stock portfolios.
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@4:42pmGMT] [16 comments]

Friday, 28 February 2020

Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Hired a 'Prison Consultant' to Help Make Life in Prison Easier

quote [ The thing about being rich is that even if your money can’t keep you out of prison (though generally it will), it can make incarceration a whole lot more pleasant. Take, for instance, Harvey Weinstein, who seems to be preparing for a potential 25-year prison sentence for rape by hiring a “prison consultant.” ]

Damn - he's only 67? I guess being evil AF ages the hell out of a man...
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by knumbknutz@5:37pmGMT] [12 comments]

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

quote [ Interviews with dozens of Democratic Party officials, including 93 superdelegates, found overwhelming opposition to handing Mr. Sanders the nomination if he fell short of a majority of delegates. ]

Full in extended (NYT paywall)

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@3:48pmGMT] [10 comments]

Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response

quote [ Speaking during a rare appearance in the White House briefing room, Trump said Pence's experience handling health crises as Indiana governor qualified him to spearhead the growing threat of a global coronavirus outbreak.

In naming Pence, Trump defied calls to appoint an outside expert to coordinate the response. ]

Why did the dumpster put a complete rank amateur, science denier, and religious bigot whose policies caused a rampant HIV epidemic in Indiana, in charge of this? Because fuck you - that's why.
[SFW] [health] [+2 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@3:37pmGMT] [9 comments]

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