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Sunday, September 05, 2021

Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times:
Kentucky's schools struggle as coronavirus outbreaks close entire districts. -- About a fifth of Kentucky's school districts have had to temporarily close since classes began last month because of coronavirus infections, an indication of the dire impact the most recent wave of the virus has had on the state.



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Moscow Mitch got some 'splainin' to do.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-05 01:57 PM | Reply


Gov. Andy Beshear calls special legislative session on COVID-19. Here are the details:

... Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for a special session of the General Assembly to address the commonwealth's alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

The session will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the state Capitol in Frankfort.

Beshear's call comes two weeks after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled a lower court was wrong to block new laws limiting the scope of the governor's emergency powers, giving the Republicans' legislative supermajority a substantial say over any new policy measures to address the pandemic.

The governor's call for a special session follows more than a week of negotiations with Republican leaders over the scope of a potential session and what pandemic-related legislation both could support.

Beshear began Saturday's announcement with a warning about the severity of the current surge in cases and hospitalizations due to the delta variant. ...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-05 01:59 PM | Reply

I must admit I do love having republican stupidity blow up in their faces in a way they can't deny or blame on democrats.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-05 02:03 PM | Reply

Isn't this exactly what Rand Paul wanted?

Rand Paul calls for people to 'resist' CDC as COVID delta variant spreads

Mission Accomplished!

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-05 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Maybe this will cut down on the number of people having kids they can't support without free lunch programs.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-05 02:18 PM | Reply


From the article cited...

..."It's time for us to resist. They can't arrest all of us. They can't keep all of your kids home from school," he said in a video he posted on Twitter on Sunday. "We don't have to accept the mandates, lockdowns and harmful policies of the petty tyrants and bureaucrats. We can simply say: 'No, not again.'"...

Leadership, Republican style, i.e., taking sides with the enemy attacking us.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-05 02:52 PM | Reply

oops, my #6 comment was referring to #4, not #5.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-05 02:55 PM | Reply

There should be consequences for politicians and media personalities who promote misinformation and disinformation leading to death by Covid.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-05 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Wasn't Mitch pro-vaxx? But yah, the GQP are tasting their stupid now.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-05 03:05 PM | Reply

"There should be consequences"

There are consequences.

Unfortunately the consequences are not aligned with democracy, but they are distributed by the Invisible Hand.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-05 05:08 PM | Reply

I'll clean up Lamplighter your post applied to what I wrote just as well.

And now I'm wondering if part of the effort to demand schools teach in person is driven by the horrifying delusion that K-12 education is really just a combination of babysitting and free lunch.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-05 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"K-12 education is really just a combination of babysitting and free lunch"

COVID made that abundantly clear.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-05 05:30 PM | Reply

Favorite Kentucky joke of mine:

Did you ever hear about the time the folks in Kentucky declared war on the folks in Ohio? Seems that they were pretty pissed- they wanted to name the Ohio River the Kentucky River. After all (they would remark while angrily gritting their tooth) the river travels along their entire northern border. So late one night they snuck up to the border with a bunch of hand grenades and lobbed them over the river to the Ohio side.

The following morning Ohioans found them, pulled out their pins and threw them right back.

#13 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2021-09-05 11:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There should be consequences for politicians and media personalities who promote misinformation and disinformation leading to death by Covid.


Theoretically the public was supposed to hold them accountable but Republicans are too stupid and prefer getting lied to.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-09-05 11:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rand Paul is gleeful watching his shares of Gilead (that he "forgot" to disclose) grow as the demand for remdeisvir skyrockets while simultaneously pushing against masks and the vaccine.

He's a GQP ghoul of an entire different level than Moscow Mitch.

#15 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-06 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In the next election cycle the best way to win the votes of any mother with school-aged children will be to lay the blame for a second year of virtual schooling at the feet of those GOP dorks who bet on no masks and no vaccines. Knives will be drawn when those GOPers appear in public ...

#16 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-06 01:31 PM | Reply

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