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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Back in April as coronavirus was exploding across the country, the U.S. Postal Service had a plan to send five reusable facemasks to every home across the country. The White House killed the plan.

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While the USPS gesture is in the right direction...

The current and recent problem is not a lack of access to masks.

The current and recent problem is that Pres Trump, instead of a full-throated encouragement for mask use, has politicized the wearing of masks.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-17 11:16 AM | Reply

Trump didn't want to cause panic in the 200,000 and counting that were going to die, or the 2 million who now have lifelong health issues from covid

It totally makes sense

What really concerns me is why didn't Democrat's do it

- - mavricstangboazberlylawyer

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-09-17 11:28 AM | Reply

I bet there are lots of low level staffers screaming I told you so with the mic off.

The worst pandemic response in the history of all pandemic responses.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-17 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

White House Killed

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-09-17 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There was concern from some in the White House Domestic Policy Council and the office of the vice president that households receiving masks might create concern or panic."

So... mission accomplished?

#5 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-17 02:02 PM | Reply

The just makes too much sense.
"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -HL Mencken

#6 | Posted by snuffy at 2020-09-17 03:17 PM | Reply

And please keep in mind that this was in April, BEFORE Louis DeJoy took over as Postmaster General in May.

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-17 03:29 PM | Reply

Speaking of Mr DeJoy...

DeJoy Ordered to Halt Post Office Changes Ahead of Election
www.bloomberg.com

...Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered by a court to halt operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that triggered fear of a botched tally of mail-in ballots during the presidential election, Washington state's attorney general said.

A federal judge in Yakima, Washington, granted a nationwide injunction sought by several states that had accused DeJoy, a longtime Republican donor, of implementing changes that could delay delivery of time-sensitive absentee ballots and undermine confidence in election results in November, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a tweet. Voting by mail rather than in person is expected to surge because of the pandemic.

The ruling couldn't immediately be confirmed in electronic court records....


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-17 04:38 PM | Reply

It's negligent homicide. Pure and simple.

And 90,000 from Red States now.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-17 05:09 PM | Reply

LAMP

"Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered by a court to halt operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service "

I can't imagine DeJoy being impressed by a little thing like a court order.

With the fox watching the henhouse, I want to know who's watching the fox.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-17 05:16 PM | Reply

With the fox watching the henhouse, I want to know who's watching the fox.

I believe his name is Mitch.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-09-17 06:43 PM | Reply

"White House Killed USPS Plan to Send 5 Masks to Every Home"

Heckuva job, Brownie!

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-17 07:01 PM | Reply

The current and recent problem is not a lack of access to masks.
#1 | Posted by LampLighter

Maybe not, for people with a steady income. Someone laid off because of the pandemic, wondering how they're going to pay for food and rent, may not be able to afford masks. This might literally have been a lifesaver for them.

#13 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-09-18 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Trump administration has but one goal.

Completely destroy America.

They just need four more years to bury the corpse of our nation.

As long as they keep Wall Street happy. The morons won't notice.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-18 12:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Haven't you heard, they're not morons, they're 'disgusting people'.

Where are all the people on the Right who attacked Hillary for her 'deplorables' comment?

OCU

#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-18 01:47 PM | Reply

Where are all the people on the Right who attacked Hillary for her 'deplorables' comment?

They've embraced who they are and view being called deplorable as a complement.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-18 01:54 PM | Reply

5 masks you say? A package of 5 masks?

Just so happens they are handing out packages of 5 masks at the airport in San Diego. Right before you go through security.

Didn't realize what I grabbed was what was SUPPOSED to go out to every man, woman, and child in the United States.

Fascinatingly sad how this is working out.

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-18 04:11 PM | Reply

But how do they feel about being called 'disgusting' by their own 'Dear Leader'?

OCU

#18 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-18 04:11 PM | Reply

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