There’s no joy in saying, “I told you so!” to a corpse

Soon we will have data on states that did NOT keep people apart and did NOT issue stay at home orders. I will share that data with a plea for people to act appropriately. When it comes: .

Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

I WILL NOT gloat when Fox News watchers die. The network they followed featured Trump’s “hunches” instead of pandemic experts.

I WILL NOT cheer when people in Red States get sick. Even those who voted for Trump and kept supporting him.

What will I do? Keep pleading for them to listen to healthcare experts.

I want them to change their actions in order to save their lives. If they don’t, they might get sick and die. Part of that change is for them to understand that what Trump is saying and doing has made the situation worse. Will they stop supporting him and change? Yes. Some will. I will welcome them to a community who believes in science. But some won’t.

If I’m wrong and they are right how will they respond? By mocking me. “See? I told you it wasn’t that big of a deal. I didn’t social distance . . . → Read More: There’s no joy in saying, “I told you so!” to a corpse

5 Ways to Financially Hurt Trump & Help Americans During #Coronavirus Pandemic

Trump is calling #COVID19 the Chinese Virus. Read Kurt Eichenwald’s great Twitter thread and Amanda Marcotte’s excellent article on why he’s doing it and how to react. My thoughts on what we can do about it. Make Trump’s Racist Comments Unprofitable For Him.

Trump’s behavior changes when he knows it will impact him positively or negatively financially. Instead of hoping he will suddenly care about that Americans are endangered by his comments let’s use our understanding of his psyche and focus on what he cares about–money–then come up with multiple legal methods to take it away from him. The goal:

Make Trump’s businesses lose millions in revenue whenever he makes statements that reasonable people consider racist.

Close up of Trump’s notes where he crossed out “Corona” and replaced it with “Chinese” Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force 3/19/20 at the White House. Image from: Jabin Botsford, Washington PostAs Eichenwald points out, we know how Trump and the right plays the game of “trolling the Libs” then following it up with bad faith arguments and definitions.

2…the purpose was SPECIFICALLY (according to the political consultant’s strategy”) to lead non-scumbags to react “That’s racist!” Then they . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Financially Hurt Trump & Help Americans During #Coronavirus Pandemic

What Trump should’ve done instead of shaking hands at the #coronavirus presser

All 4 retail executives shook hands with Trump. None of the health care or lab executives did.

Who are you arguing with today? Fight the real enemy.

When Warren dropped out it became the cue for the Biden vs. Sanders fight to begin.

The media LOVE a two person fight. The main stream media can do horse races and “Dems in Disarray!” stories.

The cable news can dig into the numbers of voters and delegates by percentage points and demographic and go back to 2016 numbers. (I watched Rachel Maddow question Bernie on specific numbers of voter percentages by demographics on Super Tuesday vs. 2016 for an hour last night.)

The right-wing media love to see democratic candidates fight each other and will hype old fights and emphasize new ones. They use the classic. “Let’s you and him fight.” When I see this happening my first impulse is to ask three questions,


Trump, the GOP establishment, Russia’s propaganda social media machine and Right Wing media.

2) What can we do to weaken THOSE people and groups?

Demand reinvigorated investigations into Trump’s crimes.

We have seen the democratic establishment slow down on investigating Trump’s crimes. They are giving a number of reasons like, “The conviction didn’t work.” or “The public has investigation fatigue.” Some are giving the reason that the . . . → Read More: Who are you arguing with today? Fight the real enemy.