Morning Reads for Friday, the 13th of March, 2020

Lots of events are cancelled/posponed/suspended. The key is to be flexible, be safe, and be well.

As for me and my house, we’ll be stress-baking.

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 months ago

Some of the coronavirus damage to health and the US economy is Trump’s responsibility, though Trump’s morning tweets are blaming the CDC and Obama’s handling of H1N1, natch. Those acquiescing Trump’s lies and denigration of science share in that responsibility. Even single digit percentage responsibility is significant given economic damage has been in the trillions and US deaths will probably be in the thousands.. Remember the acquiescence when Trump took a sharpie to a map only four months ago? That sent the message to senior bureaucrats and scientists to not cross him, because no one in the administration and hardly… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 months ago

WH e-mails to Trumpsters this week have included accolates on the Wall.

“President Trump’s long-promised border wall is working.” The new chief of U.S. Border Patrol shared that parts of the new “wall system”—which replaces miles of ragtag broken fencing—are 90 percent effective, up from just 10 percent before.”

The need for the wall of course was a Republican national emergency, unlike the current situation.

bethebalance
bethebalance
2 months ago
xdog
xdog
2 months ago
Reply to  bethebalance

Thanks for the link. “If Georgians who have already cast their vote for the March 24 primary do not vote again in the May 19 primary, their votes for the presidential preference primary will still count.” OK, but what about those early voters who also vote in the May 19 primary? There have been around 200K who have voted early. Will their earlier ballots be discarded if they vote in May? Will the tab for presidential choice be protected for early voters? Is the new system smart enough to rationalize March 24 early voters and May 19 votes to avoid… Read more »

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me
2 months ago
Reply to  xdog

Those voting early could be given a ballot on May 19th just for the additional races. seems easy enough. We had a system to give a specific party ballot for primaries.

xdog
xdog
2 months ago
Reply to  NoParty4Me

Easy enough if you can determine who voted early and you have enough of the right ballots. You’d need four different ballots by my count, two per party, with and without presidential choices, and you’d need to know in May who voted early in March.

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