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Thursday, May 21, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday calling for flags to be flown at half staff once the number of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. reaches 100,000.

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30 times more deadly than 911 and not a peep from the wingnuts.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-05-21 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many lives is lowering the flag worth?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-21 01:17 PM | Reply

It's likely BLOTUS will be hawking a memorial coin after reaching this milestone.

#3 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2020-05-21 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember how upset Rightwingers were when 3 people died in the Benghazi attack?

I guess 100,000 dead Americans is acceptable.

I kinda with Obama was President right now. So they can pretend they care more.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-21 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

30 times more deadly than 911 and not a peep from the wingnuts.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at

Casualties have become a liability for The Leader. We went through this with Bush II and Iraq. Same thing, except with more dead people.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-21 02:14 PM | Reply

When it gets unbearable, he'll say he was the only one fighting it, and show clips of him visiting the Ford plant making ventillators and say he used war powers to make them do it. The reality is the Ford did it despite Trump hating on them and trying to stop them. He used the war powers after they already did it. He is visiting there despite MI fighting the virus and flooding. Trump regularly lies and threatens MI.

But his voters will point to the clips and his detractors will point to the facts and context.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-21 02:19 PM | Reply

We went through this with Bush II and Iraq. Same thing, except with more dead people.
#5 | POSTED BY ZED

It was easier to hide the war dead.

There were far fewer, and they had the common courtesy to die where the government could hide the bodies and ban the press from taking pictures of their final journey home in a flag-draped coffin.

And then they said it was dishonorable for Americans to see pictures of their countrymen and women returning home in flag-draped coffins.

No, it was dishonorable to hide them.

Not that a draft dodger like Bush II would know anything about honor.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-21 04:16 PM | Reply

We should as a nation mourn the deaths of these victims, many sacrificed on the altar of Trump's wasted time and effort in preventing a pandemic in America, as many other countries have successfully done within their own borders.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-21 05:59 PM | Reply

We are definitely past 100k.

The president instructs everyone to lower the figures and that trickles all the way down...

I guess trickle down does work - just not with money.

What What?!?

#9 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-21 10:06 PM | Reply

You can never count out Libs to want useless moral gestures to gain attention.

It's funny how exaggerated the numbers are when it's a Rep in office. But as soon as a Dem is in office, nothing bad ever happens regardless of the negative impacts. Again, until both parties start treating negatives as dire emergencies when they are in office as well as when the other party is in office is when non-partisan people will actually start to trust anything a partisan person says.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-22 07:59 AM | Reply

"It's funny how exaggerated the numbers are when it's a Rep in office."

Humtake, delusional as usual. Most people dealing with the crisis believe the estimates of death are well below the real numbers but Humtake has his own method of calculating them, He makes stuff up and then believes his own lies.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 08:10 AM | Reply

Also, I agree we should lower the flags when the official number hits 100,000 and keep them lowered until the Executioner in Chief leaves office.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 08:11 AM | Reply

is when non-partisan people will actually start to trust anything a partisan person says.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-22 07:59 AM | Reply

Who you voting for November?

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-22 08:52 AM | Reply

Trump should choose a date in the past, a likely choice would be April 1 (April Fools Day), and decide that whatever number was the total of deaths on that date is the official number and that all later deaths simply do not count. Those people are faking death and are actually living very happily on government pensions paid just to keep them quiet.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 09:32 AM | Reply

I kind of really dislike the focus on death totals. I understand it but it masks the true scope of the damage that this virus does. I still hear people say things like well it's only (pulls number out of air) and it's mostly the old and sick as if that somehow makes it more acceptable. It fuels conspiracy theorists who claim government is inflating numbers and that it is not as bad as "the media" (whatever that is) says. It fails to acknowledge the ongoing health issues that many patients are going to struggle with for years. It fails to acknowledge that trauma that patients who survive ICU admission and intubation suffer.

#15 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-22 09:52 AM | Reply

A loss of life anywhere is a loss of life everywhere.

#16 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-22 10:35 AM | Reply

"You can never count out Libs to want useless moral gestures to gain attention."

You can always count on deplorables to be deplorable.

And in denial.

At this point American flag should be flown upside down.

America desperately needs help. Thousands are dying each Day due to poor Indecisive leadership and bad decisions. We are being divided and then led off the cliffs to our deaths by a foolish moron and his legions of corrupt greedy deplorable people.

While idiots spout nonsense and blame and cheer our demise.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-22 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Which U.S. States Meet WHO Recommended Testing Criteria?

On May 12, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) advised governments that before reopening, rates of positivity in testing (ie, out of all tests conducted, how many came back positive for COVID-19) of should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days.

coronavirus.jhu.edu

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-22 11:03 AM | Reply

About the above post: Instead of lowering flags, we should implement adequate testing in all states in their honor. Kind of like: In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association. But in this case I think it should be both: lower flags and step up testing. Trump likes to say, more tests means more cases. What he fails to say is that less testing also means more deaths.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-22 11:08 AM | Reply

I think it might be over the Memorial Day weekend that we hit 100,000. Could even happen on Memorial Day.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 11:57 AM | Reply

Can we raise them when it's over?

#21 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-22 12:23 PM | Reply

President Trump has now ordered that the flags should be lowered at all goverment buildings, millitary posts and embassies over the Memorial Day weekend.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-22 12:45 PM | Reply

"You can never count out Libs to want useless moral gestures to gain attention."

Like a Blue Angels flyover?

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-22 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

May 27th the day of 100,000 total dead Americans. Or sooner?

#24 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-22 01:51 PM | Reply

A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER!!!

100,000 Dead And Counting!

If this ain't losing I don't know what is...

#25 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-22 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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