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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Archives

Trump isn’t alone in outrageous statements

We seem to be in a time of more and more outrageous statements by our politicians. Some blame Donald Trump for this, but really it’s been happening for a very long time.

And listener Susana has some thoughts about how she’s surviving this pandemic.

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Mama Dinosews

Donald Trump Says He ‘Could Shoot Somebody’ and Not Lose Voters

We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short.

After Black Trump Supporter Calls Trump ‘First Black President,’ CNN Contributor Throws ‘Uncle Tom’ Slur at Supporter

The Minority Minority

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Episode 291: Post-Pandemic Predictions

Predictions are tough, especially about the future

What’s coming after the virus? What will the economy and job prospects look like after this is all over? How long will things take to recover?

Listener Barb tries her hand at some predictions. But these are not just pulled out of the air. She draws from her own experiences as well as from contacts she has. Take a listen and see if  you agree. If you don’t (or even if you do), let me know what you think as well.

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Dan Quayle [Wikipedia]

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Does God get any credit from Cuomo?

Many Democrats are bothered by the fact that their presumptive nominee for President is the old, white male that they have said only Republicans elect. But if you break that number down by race, you may be surprised by what you find. (Or not.)

Andrew Cuomo, governor of the state of New York, is pretty confident that the people have brought down the number of COVID-19 infections, and that God had no part in that. Interesting to hear coming from a Roman Catholic.

And a listener gives her thoughts about what she misses, is thankful for, and is sick and tired of during this pandemic.

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Some Democrats are bothered nominee is an older white man – and they solidly back Biden in November

Episode 143: UK NHS SOS, and the Washington Redskins (Non-)Controversy

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Grieving during coronavirus isOK

I would not want to be any sort of political leader at this time. The potentially life-or-death decisions they have to make, with imperfect models and a virus we knew nothing about, have to be incredibly stress-inducing. I can’t blame them for incorrect decisions in those circumstances.

It’s healthy to grieve for what we’ve lost during the pandemic. And it’s wrong to disparage someone who does that.

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Nolte: The Coronavirus Made Brian Stelter Cry

If You Want A Lesson In Bravery, Don’t Look To Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter Has a Meltdown Over Our ‘Pre-Pandemic Lives’

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What to do during self-isolation?

Are there things you have learned or enjoyed or missed or lost during this isolation? Let me know in the comments below.

This time out, I talk about a few of those things myself, as well as one listener’s thoughts.

Then I kind of go off in a few directions, including game we’ve played over Zoom or websites.

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The game “Codenames” [affiliate link]

Skribbl.io

Coronavirus: Half of humanity now on lockdown as 90 countries call for confinement

Australian astrophysicist sent to the hospital after coronavirus invention goes horribly wrong

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The Coronavirus Superheroes

There is plenty of bad news when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic, but let’s not overlook or ignore the good news. Some of the statistical models are looking good, but I’m not talking about that.

There are people who are fighting on the front lines to stop this. There are others making sure that you can continue living your life even as you are sheltering in place. And puppies are being adopted.

In this episode, I talk about some of the good that is happening all around us.

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COVID-19 Infographic (from listener Phil)

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There are a number of political angles to the Coronavirus, and I think many lessons to be learned. Let’s hope people are listening.

Reporter Without Borders has found an incredibly clever way to distribute the works of journalists who have been censored by their own governments. It involves the game of Minecraft. Really!

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US and Canada suspend non-essential travel between the two countries

Baltimore Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus Patients

Baltimore mayor under pressure after ‘space to destroy’ remark

The Uncensored Library

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Coronavirus: don’t panic, be prepared

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making news all over the world. But what should you do about it (other than keeping those hands washed)? If the worst happens (but I don’t think it will (but I’m no expert)), prepare but don’t panic.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews got something of an education on the outrage culture of the Left. Did he learn anything from it?

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Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

Chris Matthews faces calls for resignation after comparing Sanders victory to Nazi invasion

Chris Matthews Begs Bernie for Forgiveness; No Apologies for Despicable Trump Family Remarks

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