I just don’t think anyone is buying this shit anymore. You can’t keep telling people “vote or you’ll die,” letting 80,000+ die monthly just from one thing alone, then say “vote or you’ll die” again to them.
Like, the jig is up. Y’all said “vote or die” for this dude & he’s presiding over more Covid deaths than Trump did PRE-vaccine!! Y’all got both houses of Congress and say “we can’t raise the minimum wage, protect abortion, or even protect the vote…
…we can’t pass BBB or pack the court or get home tests or plan for a winter surge.” To y’all, “vote like the future of our democracy depends upon it” = “vote so we can keep the filibuster, refuse to cancel student debt we said we would, + enable ending voting/abortion rights.”
Forget Lucy and the football — this is the Dems’ plan for beating Covid and keeping the Congress if they just keep governing as they have been
If the Democrats cared about the future of Democracy, they’d end the anti-Democratic filibuster + pack that anti-Democratic court with enough judges so that the Senate & SCOTUS would rule & legislate to reflect the will of the ppl & the functioning of democracy
Like, do the Democrats think they can win just by saying it's us or the death of democracy? When failing to deliver on student debt relief, the climate, abortion, voting rights or a minimum wage unchanged for 12 years while already in the majority?
Also, how is this "news"? What else is she going to say? If she read her party or her husband or Biden to filth, THAT would be news. Why is a mundane, predictable statement news? I'll never understand "news judgment."
Fair. At the same time, the MASSIVE economic toll Covid has had on the working class + inflation, costs for masks and tests, seeing the rich get richer, more ppl unionizing & resigning bc of what they've experienced—can macro gains counter this?
I feel this. It's like the Democrats keep saying "It's on you to let us govern. But don't expect us to govern! Then it's back on you to let us govern again, so we can not govern!"

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So many people, me included, feel beaten down and depressed. This is bc as we start year 3, we are yet again tasked w the impossible: Carry out difficult, alienating, individual tasks which are doomed to never be enough bc they require a state response that isn’t happening.
So many people feel ashamed to be depressed, like they’re a failure bc they struggle to teach online or they feel privilege guilt for mourning a 3rd birthday w/o their friends.

It’s not you. There’s little any of us can do. It’s the system. And it is ok to feel broken by it.
A friend asked me how to help donate better masks. And it’s not something we can really do beyond a bit of harm reduction. The state needs to produce and distribute masks and tests. It won’t do it, so unless we can force it to, any “charity” will be crumbs. There aren’t enough
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I believe it includes Medicaid and ACA plans.

Still 30 million—THIRTY MILLION—have no insurance at all, not even Medicaid!

STOP FUCKING AROUND AND JUST GIVE OUT THE TESTS. MASKS, TOO!

SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!! "Study: Risk of severe COVID-19 imperils millions of uninsured"

A viral underclass made at every turn!

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Vaccines work best at a population level by making them encounter viruses so infrequently, they have fewer chances to breakthrough.

What we have is runaway community spread — like pointing a fire hose at someone wearing a water resistant jacket & expecting them to stay dry.
The good news, such as it is, is that the percent of cases leading to overall hospitalizations and death is much lower than it would have been pre-vaccine; the bad news is that sheer volume is SO MUCH HIGHER than it ever was pre-vaccine—and it's still rising.
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and "The Weekly" podcast

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reporting from 2019 on treatment given to legacy admissions.
* their grades, housing, food, medical lives, careers and futures
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SCOOP: Today on Fox, former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders interviews her former boss, former President Donald Trump!
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I will never understand how news media can hire people who were working like YESTERDAY to spin the news media, give them the microphone, then turn around and say "Why doesn't the public trust us?"
Symone Sanders announced her departure from the White House a month ago. It is likely she was negotiating her new job at MSNBC while she was working for the people. How is that ethical? Ppl get angry at workers becoming lobbyists right after leaving govt—how is this better?
Yup. Legislators sell their govt expertise off to the highest bidding corporation after short stints in govt. It is BARELY regulated. But I don't think there is any regulation or oversight of spokes ppl leaving for lucrative talking head gigs at all.
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