Thread from a friend who is a coroner in Detroit. This is what a friend at the NYC medical examiner's office sent him yesterday:
We have dismantled our pathology service almost completely to preserve PPE
and to shift all of our service to our city mortuary side—body pickup and storage. Doing a fraction of the autopsies we would have (no more drug autopsies for the foreseeable future, many views. Already have 8 refrigerated tractor trailers parked at hospitals around cities
and being used. Home deaths are running 4x higher than norm his week. We don’t peak for another 3 weeks here. Relying on many police investigations because we can’t even get to all scenes now and still handle the big volume of hospital calls.
I asked @blakesmustache for permission to share this thread. It's fascinating and fact-filled, with a very sharp legal mind behind his opinions. I encourage you to read it. Every tweet below in this thread was written by him, but I thought it important enough to share.
Thread: Event Horizon
Trump’s fate is and always has been in the hands of the US Supreme Court. He knows it. His legal team knows it. And the House Dems and their legal team know it too.
The only ones who don’t know it are the general public. But you’re going to know it soon.
The Ukraine scandal is fascinating. It’s clear impeachable conduct by Trump and *should* result in his removal from office. However, it won’t. That’s because the thing at the heart of the Ukraine scandal—an attempt to steal an election—is a thing that’s just A-OK with the GOP.
Ok tweeps, you want to know who REALLY can "beat" * in 2020?
Are you ready for this?
Read this statistical research from Adam Berliant, based on LIKELY VOTERS.
(Data sources at the end)
The latest PRRI.org report is freakin' amazing. It’s also really long. I’ve been digging into it for days now, cross-referencing with other data, asking myself: What/who has the best chance to defeat Trump in 2020?
With the usual caveat that I will vote for any of them (I’d vote for a blue balloon with a face drawn on it), I’m now convinced the nomination needs to go to Elizabeth Warren. The data are screaming at us.
I know this is a lot to absorb, but I really hope you’ll read it.
I am writing to express my profound disappointment in you. Not as a person because I have never met you, but as a so-called elected “representative” of #WeThePeople. Your recent assault and mockery of #ForThePeople HR-1 Bill finally prompted me to write.
1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED by the U.S. or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
I know bills are complicated and may sometimes contain elements that the opposing party finds objectionable. But you’re not even interested in debating or improving the package. By not doing so, you're betraying #WeThePeople but also that God you claim to revere.
trump would LIKE you to believe that his concentration camps on the border are policy that existed under Obama and Clinton.
GET INFORMED. TRUMP'S EXCUSES ARE DISGUSTING LIES.
Myth-busting thread ahead:
The catastrophe unfolding at the border is ENTIRELY on TRUMP's shoulders. He has demonized the poor, the uneducated, the desperate, the foreign, the brown, the black. To the point that his supporters are able to defend crimes of humanity against them and say THEY DESERVE IT.
If you can defend this calamity, you have truly lost your ability to reason and your soul. And are that much closer to being like the "good Germans" who looked the other way while their government committed atrocities against "other" people.