Tuesday Twitter roundup

This needs to be fixed, like yesterday:

There are some 3 million sets of personal protective equipment in the national stockpile. It's not enough, but most of those should have already been deployed to shortage areas. Somebody needs to ask Trump about this during his daily circle-jerk press conference.

Here's another truth: You can't fight a pandemic with bullshit and propaganda. Fox News tried to do that and now 1/3 of Americans think it's either a media hoax or was cooked up in a Chinese lab to destroy our economy. Misplaced fear can be crippling, but fear is also a primal evolutionary instinct. It keeps us from doing stupid shit, like shaking hands just to spite teh Librals.

Yep, and it also deflects attention off Trump's incompetency.

Pope's puppets have been harping about Certificate of Need requirements for years, so of course they are giddy about the suspension of those requirements now. But we really do need a healthy debate about this. If anybody reading this can explain why keeping CON in place is a good idea, please do.

I think he should be drawn and quartered, but a simple beheading would suffice.

Somebody apparently edited the crap out of this, because he doesn't attack anybody or brag about himself. Then again...

Dude, we have borders. We also have a borderline insane President...

As long as that $500 Billion discretionary (Trump decides) corporate slush fund is in place, it won't be right.

I'm glad we've held back on shelter-in-place. I know many would disagree with me on this, but that's a step too far.

Keep digging that hole, SEANC...

Republicans setting aside $65 Billion for Coronavirus response while throwing $500 Billion at corporations sums that party up rather well, too.

It's nice to see lobbyists aren't suffering during these hard times. Yes, that was snarkasm...

These numbers are nothing short of infuriating:

According to reports by the Trust for America’s Health, North Carolina ranks 40th in the nation in spending on public health, even as the organization ranks the state’s health departments in the “highest tier” of preparedness. In the 2018-19 fiscal year, North Carolina appropriated a total of $157 million for public health. That’s only inched up since 2009 when North Carolina spent $147 million and ranked 42nd in the country on spending.

For a number of years in the mid-2010s, North Carolina was one of only a handful of states where public health spending actually shrank, instead of increasing. That was true again with the 2 percent decrease for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. North Carolina was one of only eight states where funding decreased, even as the state racked up a budget surplus.

You won't hear BergerMoore talking about this, because they don't want to slow down their annual tax cut bonanza. These guys are literally killing us.

I'd much prefer Federal criminal charges over a private lawsuit, but this is a damn good start.

On that upbeat note, here's your Onion:

I bet he has said something along those lines in private. Dude has no grasp of ethics, at all.



Bonus Onion:

I've got 2-3 of these coming up in the next few weeks, and I'm not looking forward to them...