It's a sowing of lies by the government. It's obvious, and needs to be called what it is. It's reckless disregard for lives, and policies that worked 8 months ago to slow the #pandemic in Saskatchewan. #CloseTheSchools, bars, and return to Stage 1 or 2 of #ReOpenSK. #skpoli
What happened to the #skpoli “#sask numbers are low, the plan is good, praise our infallible government” crowd? Because it’s turning out that the plan wasn’t so great, SK isn’t doing so well, and it’s only going to get worse. #covid19
Could the problem be that the majority of Sask voters put their trust into a man who has shown reckless disregard for life on multiple occasions finally resulting in a tragic death?
Frustrating to see an ON drunk driver who ran a stop sign talked about for his parole, while #SKdrunks' infamous Premier gets 5 more years of power from the electorate despite driving drunk twice, and also killing and injuring a family by running a stop sign.#skpolipic.twitter.com/QV3LPWuplO
In a debate where the candidate had to point out that people need to be able to breathe to be successful, there isn’t much hope for America when the pro-suffocation candidate still has a shot.
In Trump’s opinion, the country was on top of the world in January. And the plague is the only thing that went wrong, and he says it was China’s fault. Even though Trump praised Xi for handling the virus early in the year.
AOC, Fauci, Bernie Sanders, all will likely have strong responses to the litany of Trump’s lies tonight, having all been named by the Republican candidate. Lincoln would have wanted his turn at the poor pitiful Trump pinata too.
It’s actually AOC plus 115 because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history.
The news around the world has been more awful than usual, with the President of the USA purportedly getting over his COVID-19 infection, while on dexamethasone (a powerful, potentially mind altering steroid) threatening to kiss guys in the crowd of his maskless rally.
The UK is announcing plans, and at the same time saying they won’t work.
And here in Saskatchewan there’s an election underway, both for the provincial and municipal governments. I have some hope that Regina might elect a few new Councillors, but there’s a religious homophobe running who shamed the Public School Board recently, and no clear, strong alternative to the present right wing mayor. Jim Elliott is running, and would make a good mayor for the years ahead, but Regina’s voters are largely too out of touch with our planetary ecological breakdown to realize that.
But the provincial election is a corrupt dumpster fire. The media continues their effort to shut out the Greens and any other party. And no wonder. Look who pays them:
Big media outside of Saskatchewan is required to get great coverage of what’s going wrong here.
After a SaskParty candidate was revealed to be an anti-science Q-cult fascist, so Moe removed him to reduce embarrassment to the party. The replacement is a home builder association CEO.
“The rising cost of housing is more important than solving climate change for most canadians (sic).”
Saskatchewan is a world leader in air pollution per capita, and we don’t need yet another MLA who doesn’t want to do a darn thing. She actually resists changes that could help, if they aren’t driven by “the market”.
“Mandating energy efficiency at accelerated rates will only setback innovation while making housing more expensive. I see the word “mandate” far too often in this report.”
Doesn’t seem like she’s yet a total Sask Party drone though. She has even praised Trudeau in the past.
And has spoken up about anti-women Conservatives too:
The Green Party of Sask is running Jan Norris, and the NDP is running Matt Love.
Trump is a terribly despicable person. One might say deplorable. And he surrounds himself with terrible people, and is supported by terrible people. While embarrassing his country with a disgraceful debate appearance, he refused to condemn a racist hate organization, instead telling them to stand by and go to the polls to “watch” people. What he’s doing is an election crime, something his supporters know and are acting on well before election day:
Trump has had his Postmaster General order the destruction of actual mail sorting equipment, in a year when mail-in votes are expected to be mainstream due to the pandemic. The pandemic that got out of hand because the President downplayed how serious it was despite knowing it was very serious. Why can’t conspiracy cranks latch onto that coincidence, instead of blaming the Sun?
And this was all written before we knew he’s COVID positive, and was gallivanting around the country without even a mask on. He exposed Biden and Wallace to the plague. A lot of his close advisors and staff are testing positive for the plague tonight even, like Conway, and his campaign manager. No, not the one who got tackled by police a few days ago for weapons charges.
There is a public health disaster if Trump survives. Let me explain. He’s spent months telling people that the virus is no problem if one takes an ineffective drug intended for Lupus. If he pulls through, and odds are he will, then his mindless supporters will think they’re even more invincible. He’ll likely get a patriotism sympathy bump in the polls, which could put him over the top in November.
One shouldn’t make the mistake of feeling sorry for the big, fascist baby. As Naomi Klein put it, his illness is a crime scene, not an accident. His negligence has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Previously only automakers could claim that sort of death toll on Americans, now the President is an honourary automaker, from his hospital [death?] bed.
If you wondered why not many bankers went to jail for the 2008 financial collapse they caused, this might be part of why:
Obama and the Democrats are beholden to these criminals too. Electing Biden won’t do much to punish the people making American a great burning disaster, but maybe there will be a greater chance of fighting them than with Republicans in charge of the Senate and White House.
$2T happens to be the first amount requested by Justice Democrats to stabilize the American economy through emergency payments to all Americans as a sort of Basic Income.
Meanwhile Julian Assange has lawyers fighting for his life in a UK courtroom the past week. He founded WikiLeaks, and made possible the sort of leaks that reveal these oligarchic crimes. American oligarchs are pushing for him to die in an American gulag for committing journalism by branding it espionage instead. Funny how criminals consider someone a spy if they reveal their crimes to the world.
Trump asked his supporters to commit a major crime, months after saying anyone who said what he just did, would make any Republican feel ill.
Major newspapers barely mentioned the scandal.
As David points out, longer lines at the polls will result from Trump counseling Americans he thinks will vote for him. This is an additional crime of voter suppression. Fewer Democrats will vote if the lines are obscenely long.
There isn’t a day that goes by without Republicans doing something evil, so why write about this? Because the November election is critical to peacefully removing Trump from office in November. It may be the last chance Americans have short of him stroking out.
The average Trump cultist isn’t going to care that months ago he said the exact opposite, but everyone else should know about it.