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Friday, July 10, 2020

President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying that one of the nation's top infectious disease experts "has made a lot of mistakes."

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Germans are scratching their heads and wondering what is wrong with Americans? So are S. Koreans. And the Japanese. Even the Italians. Americans are now not welcome to visit most nations. Who should we blame? Well, honestly ask yourself if Obama were President who would you be blaming?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 08:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric!

"Will none of these lazy insignificant persons, whom I maintain, deliver me from this turbulent priest?"

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-10 08:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donald Trump is a very hateful man. If you support Donald Trump, I think that you are hateful too. Or at least like to watch hateful people torture the rest of us.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-10 09:08 AM | Reply

Social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands, don't touch your face, stay home if you can, avoid large gatherings.

Basically what Faucci says. We are having outbreaks from community spread here and many people are refusing to wear a mask. They're basically acting like the pandemic is not happening. Stupid.

#4 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-10 09:12 AM | Reply

An insecure Trump always uses "a lot of" when he can't quote any specifics.

It's another one of his many "tells" that says he lying.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-10 09:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's another one of his many "tells" that says he lying.

#5 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

As soon as he says "believe me" you know he is lying.

Hell. Scratch that.

If he moves his lips you know Trumpy is lying.

17,000+ lies since last count.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-10 09:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've been telling my friends to listen to Fauci's advice. Some are, some are in to this conspiracy crap and refuse to listen. They've all been going to bars around here, acting like everything is normal.

Now were having a outbreak of community spread. The bars, one by one, having been shutting down for "deep cleaning".

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-10 09:24 AM | Reply

"Basically what Faucci says. We are having outbreaks from community spread here and many people are refusing to wear a mask. They're basically acting like the pandemic is not happening. Stupid."

Sort of but a better translation of Faucispeak is: Trump is lying to you but I can't openly tell you that because I don't want to desert the American people out of anger because, right now, y'all need me to keep telling you the truth about the Pandemic but I have to do it almost in a code so I don't get fired and let Trump appoint some crony to my position who will do nothing but lie to the nation.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 09:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#8 NW

#9 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-10 09:39 AM | Reply

"Obama were President"

HardyHar

Obama isn't the president and you can't turn around right now without bumping into some meme blaming Obama

Keep in mind these are the same people who still carry a grudge against Lincoln and pine away for some nostalgic time they never lived in.

Delusional

#10 | Posted by Chieftutmoses at 2020-07-10 09:41 AM | Reply

DANNI

It's out of character for Trump not to fire Dr.Fauci for such outspoken contradictions, sometimes right in front of Trump.

I wonder what's up with that?

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-10 09:44 AM | Reply

"I wonder what's up with that?"

I wonder the same thing. I don't know the answer unless he knows that Fauci is far more popular than he is and that if he fires him it will cost him millions of votes.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 09:50 AM | Reply

Fauci keeps flip flopping. one week said Masks were "symbolic" the next week said we should wear them. then he is caught taking his mask off when the cameras were turned off

the Left is telling him what to say

#13 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-07-10 09:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

See

Delusional

#14 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-10 09:57 AM | Reply

Hey Maverick

Your ignorance is showing!

Fauci's knowledge of the virus and how it works has evolved as he learned more. Like all of us with a Functional brain.

Meanwhile, Trumpy and the deplorables devolve into gibbering monkeys the more they hear.

If only we would stop testing we would be fine!

After all. We are in such a good place.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-10 09:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Folks like Maverick fail to grasp how a better understanding can change recommendations.

Science is progressive, not stuck in the 40s like a lot of conservatives.

#16 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-10 10:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Science is progressive, not stuck in the 40s like a lot of conservatives.

#16 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN

But it was sooo great back then they still long to go back.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-10 10:04 AM | Reply

"the Left is telling him what to say"

No stupid, he tells us what to say and we are saying it. You should listen and learn from him too.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump is lying to you but I can't openly tell you that because I don't want to desert the American people out of anger because, right now, y'all need me to keep telling you the truth about the Pandemic but I have to do it almost in a code so I don't get fired and let Trump appoint some crony to my position who will do nothing but lie to the nation."

Trump couldn't find an ID specialist with anywhere near the experience, stature, and gravitas of Dr. Fauci to parrot Trump's preferred talking points if he tried. And he knows it. Sure, he might be able to find somebody who has never done anything more important than run their own small private practice like those two ------- covid deniers from Cali a few months back but the scientific community would eviscerate them the first time they opened their mouths. So Fauci gets to be Trump's foil so long as he isn't overtly insulting when he contradicts him. You don't get to where Fauci is for as long as he's been there without having master level political instincts.

#19 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-07-10 10:17 AM | Reply

"Fauci keeps flip flopping. one week said Masks were "symbolic" the next week said we should wear them."

Faux News meme but completely dishonest. The only time he discouraged us from wearing masks was at the beginning of the Pandemic when masks were in short supply (after Trump suppied tons of them off to China) and the healthcare professionals didn't have enough of them while they treated victims of the virus and were in grave danger. And hundreds of them got the virus and died while a******s like you pretend this virus is a partisan, political thing. 138000 deaths prove you are a jerk. Why do you even post here, no one here believe anything you post, you are considered a complete idiot. You'd be happier over at the Sausage Party where other idiots gather and who will believe your stupid comments.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Patients Swamp Sun Belt Hospitals With Covid-19 on a Rampage
www.bloomberg.com

... Deaths hit records, but efforts to rein in disease are feeble.

"We're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as we speak."

The coronavirus pandemic's merciless march through the Sun Belt is killing record numbers of Americans there, overrunning hospitals and exhausting supplies. But even as some leaders fall ill themselves, they have failed to contain the disease's spread.

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis offered no new restrictions as Florida joined Texas and California in reporting record deaths. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey promised more testing and limited restaurant capacity after the state announced the most cases in six days. In Mississippi, where many lawmakers had resisted wearing masks in the Capitol, 26 of them tested positive, including the leaders of both legislative chambers.

New U.S. virus cases topped 60,000 in a day for the first time Thursday, with the national total above 3.1 million. And in states where the disease rages, a nightmarish paralysis hit institutions filling with the sick and dying. Quinn Snyder, an emergency physician in Mesa, near Phoenix, said patients were flooding in from other parts of Arizona and as far as New Mexico as smaller hospitals near the saturation point.

"We've been discussing putting people in fluoroscopy suites, in radiology suites, everything to housing people in tents," Snyder said. "We're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as we speak."

Vivid videos and reports of suffering in the Northeast didn't move Sun Belt states, many run by Republicans who support President Donald Trump, to prepare adequately....



#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-10 10:18 AM | Reply

"Fail to grasp"

Provided this isn't some sock puppet agitator persona designed to spur clicks here on the DR by it's admin, its just more evidence that for some, learning is a foreign concept

If the polls are correct, trump is pretty close to the 25% dregs of the ideology. These deplorable's are beyond help.

#22 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-10 10:23 AM | Reply

"Governor Ron DeSantis"

His actual official title is Gov. Lap Dog DeSantis. And I have heard many others referring to him that way lately. School boards are deciding to tell him to go F himself about opening up the schools no matter what he and Trump threaten to do with funding.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 10:26 AM | Reply

@#23 ... And I have heard many others referring to him that way lately. ...

I was surprised a couple three days ago when I heard Gov DeSantis saying that the increases number of cases of COVID-19 are due solely to increased testing and that the rate of positive tests was holding steady.

He said this when Florida testing was in a constant uptick for the percentage of positive tests.

To me it looks like he outright lied to the good people of Florida because the virus was not adhering to his storyline.



#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-10 10:42 AM | Reply

I just have to say this because I can...

HILLRY CLINTON WOULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB MANAGING THIS PANDEMIC

#25 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-10 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

LAMP

"To me it looks like he outright lied to the good people of Florida because the virus was not adhering to his storyline."

He's practicing. He's planning on running for president in 2024, probably with Rubio as his bumbling sidekick.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-10 11:04 AM | Reply

#25

No doubt. But there's also no doubt the conservatives would be freaking out due the measures a Clinton administration would put into place to fight the pandemic.

#27 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-10 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It comes down to who you're going to accept your information from. Here's your choice: a worldwide community of dedicated men and women who are experts in epidemiology and who've spent their lives studying and working at the best clinics, medical schools and teaching hospitals in the country or a game show host. Do you really need the weekend to think about it? If so, you are much to be pitied. If not, and your knee-jerk answer is "Donald Trump," then I can only add that maybe there really is something to this natural selection stuff Darwin was forever banging on about.

Robert Harrington

#28 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-10 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I just have to say this because I can..."

And I feel compelled to agree. When you think about it we can sort of blame the Electoral College for the poor leadership during the Pandemic, the bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan, the economic collapse and much more.

#29 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 11:10 AM | Reply

"He's practicing. He's planning on running for president in 2024, probably with Rubio as his bumbling sidekick."

I agree that was his plan but he has blown his chances with his Lap Dog willingness to do anything Orange Hitler tells him to do. America will never elect the Lap Dog to be President. DeSantis won't even get a second term as Governor.

#30 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-10 11:12 AM | Reply

No doubt. But there's also no doubt the conservatives would be freaking out due the measures a Clinton administration would put into place to fight the pandemic.

#27 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN AT 2020-07-10 11:05 AM | FLAG: MMMHHMMM

I agree and when that thought pops up in my head... I recall Cl0wnbrigade Senators all hot for a Bengazi conviction a lining up for a bitch slap from her. She used to kick their @$$e$ one on one all the time.

Besides... at the outset... CVD19 was in the blue states. you know... where the nation's wealth lives?

The entire world witnessed Trumpibunkerboi blow the blue states off because of his political agenda... so yeah the bozo-bunch would've whined and cried... typical republicl0wnery... SODD... she would be dragging them boohooing through the whole process... same as the Obama Dems had to do with the ACA.

Tending pigs is exhausting at times.

#31 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-10 12:14 PM | Reply

DANNI

Famous last words.

After the George W. disaster we also predicted that Republicans wouldn't see the light of day for 40 years.

Now, only 8 years after, here we are, stuck with another bumbling idiot.

Short memories!

#32 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-10 12:25 PM | Reply

All the Hospitals Are Full': In Houston, Overwhelmed ICUs Leave COVID-19 Patients Waiting in ERs
www.propublica.org

...Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms " sometimes for several hours or multiple days " as they scramble to open additional intensive care beds for the wave of seriously ill people streaming through their doors, according to internal numbers shared with NBC News and ProPublica.

At the same time, the region's 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly telling emergency responders that they cannot safely accept new patients, at a rate nearly three times that of a year ago, according to data reviewed by reporters.

The increase in ambulance diversions, coupled with the spike in patients being held indefinitely in emergency rooms, are the latest indicators that Houston hospitals are straining to keep up with a surge of new coronavirus patients. ProPublica and NBC News have previously reported that a public hospital in Houston ran out of a medication to treat COVID-19 patients and that a spike in at-home deaths from cardiac arrest suggests that the death toll from the coronavirus may be higher than official statistics show.

On Thursday, 3,812 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, including more than 1,000 in intensive care units, a record since the pandemic began. At the same time, since Texas officials have not issued another stay-at-home order to slow the virus's spread, hospitals are also still seeing a steady flow of patients in need of care as a result of car accidents, violent crime and heat-related medical emergencies....


#33 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-10 03:32 PM | Reply

#25

No doubt. But there's also no doubt the conservatives would be freaking out due the measures a Clinton administration would put into place to fight the pandemic.

#27 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN

So what?

They are freaking out anyway. If we could have saved 100,000 - 200,000 lives it would have been worth it.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-10 05:47 PM | Reply

#25 | Posted by RightisTrite

My 19 year old blind cat would have done a better job, because he would have left everything in place that his more intelligent predecessors put in place. He would have been happy to sit on some ones lap and eat some treats. Trumpy and his moronic followers want to destroy the US to p0wn those dang liberals - who ironically have been the driving force to actually make america great in the first place.

#35 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-10 08:53 PM | Reply

Things have changed dramatically for the worse since Trump took office.

It does make me wonder if a country populated by people that dumb deserve anything better. I know we like to pretend we do but REALLY, if that was so, why are we so easily led to the slaughter every time a glib tinfoil huckster like Donald Trump comes down the pike with a carnival act.

#36 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-10 10:21 PM | Reply

It does make me wonder if a country populated by people that dumb deserve anything better. I know we like to pretend... glib tinfoil huckster like Donald Trump comes down the pike with a carnival act.
#36 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2020-07-10 10:21 PM | REPLY | FLAG:SIGH

You know what? I am really tired of people saying that "WE" deserve this. I disagree. The people like me in "WE" didn't vote for Trumpibunkerboi... this is not the America "WE" deserve.

"WE" who didn't vote for Trumpibunkerboi are not dumb and DO NOT deserve this.

#37 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-11 04:29 AM | Reply

RIGHT/TRITE

You're absolutely right. I apologize. I get rankled myself when I hear people way "we" when nothing could be further from the truth. I also get rankled when I hear foreign countries say "What's wrong with America?" as though we're all the same.

They should be asking, "What's wrong with Donald Trump?" Because he doesn't represent ALL of America and, in fact, most of us disown him.

I'll try not to make that slip-up again.

#38 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-11 05:11 AM | Reply

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