So Long , March 2020, And Good Riddance

March is almost over -FINALLY! I can’t recall a worse month in my 56 years. September 2001 used to be the benchmark, but even that tragedy didn’t directly affect the entire nation like the Coronavirus has. Almost 75% of Americans are under some sort of stay-at-home restrictions right now, but we cannot bring ourselves to call it a quarantine.

It seems like each day in March became worse than the day before. Sadly, we appear to be on this awful downward slope wearing blindfolds because no one knows for sure how much longer this will last. We just hold on because we have no choice.

We have also witnessed the worst lack of leadership in our history during March. The Dumbshit Orange Nazi shows his incompetence and complete corruption and narcissism every day. Having him in charge will cost us so many more lives than otherwise. And yet, there are still sheep who willingly follow this Dumbshit Orange Nazi to their own doom.

I desperately want April to be better, but there’s no evidence that points in that direction yet. Even after we overcome the Coronavirus, and we will overcome it, we’ll still have the problems caused by the Dumbshit Orange Nazi to correct. If I’ve learned anything in my life, it’s that stupid people never admit they were wrong. The stupid people will follow the Dumbshit Orange Nazi right over the cliff. It is up to the rest of us to outlast these idiots and restore normalcy as soon as possible.

Let’s hope that April is the time when we start to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, so we can then address the FUCKING STUPID pandemic caused by the Dumbshit Orange Nazi and his sycophant followers.

Achieving The Impossible

I was browsing through my newsfeed this morning when I saw a story about how the projected November election between Biden and trump has become a statistical tie. Let that sink in for a minute. With all of the disastrous things the Dumbshit Orange Nazi has done, the Democrats can’t manage to find a candidate that can beat this loser.

I blame the corporate Democrats who are determined to give us a repeat of 2016, which can best be compared to the South Park episode about an election between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. The American Nazi Party, or as they prefer to be called, republiKKKans, will nominate their Cheeto Mussolini again and the Democrats force us to settle for a bland, vanilla, weak ass loser like Biden.

With this giant douche vs turd sandwich choice we are facing, the only certain outcome is that we will be fucked once again.

Disgraceful

A12 EZ RE the washington post . sunday, march 22, 2020 the coronavirus outbreak
New sick leave law doesn’t help workers who need it most
BY ALYSSA FOWERS AND SHELLY TAN
The Families First Coronavirus Emergency Response Act passed the Senate on March 18 and was signed into law by President Trump.
The “phase 2” bill was one of the first moves by Congress in reaction to the coronavirus out- break and aimed at extending sick leave to vulnerable U.S. workers, along with other finan- cial benefits.
Nearly a quarter of U.S. work- ers don’t have access to paid sick leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For many of these workers, like waiters and waitresses, the federally mandat- ed leave comes too late, as layoffs from social distancing measures have spiked.
But many parts of the retail industry — such as grocery stores, pharmacies and gas sta- tions — will likely remain open, declared “essential” by such cit- ies as Philadelphia that have instituted shelter-in-place poli- cies.
Workers at these businesses will come into contact with the most people, and if they don’t already have paid sick leave, the
new law is unlikely to help.
The law extends paid sick leave to workers diagnosed with or in quarantine for covid-19, the dis- ease caused by the novel corona- virus. However, the guarantee only applies to employers with more than 50 and fewer than 500 employees. Many essential in- dustries have few companies of
that size.
Only 12 percent of workers in
essential industries work for companies that will be guaran- teed coverage by the bill. The problem is particularly acute for general merchandise companies, such as Target and Walmart. According to the latest estimates from the Census Bureau, 98 per- cent of workers in the general merchandise industry work for a business that is too large to be eligible for paid sick leave under the new law.
Many banks and grocery stores also employ millions of workers that won’t be affected by the new law.
Paid sick leave is nearly univer- sal in other industrialized coun- tries: In a review of 22 countries with high standards of living, only the United States and Japan did not guarantee paid sick days for short-term illness.
Most essential workers are at companies too big or too small to gain sick leave
Each figure represents about 100,000 employees at essential businesses
who work closely with customers do not have access to hand sani- tizer and may not be able to wash their hands.
“You have to go across a very large building to wash your hands in the bathroom.” she said, “and if you get a customer service call, you have to go back. There is only so long a customer can wait.”
Although Home Depot has shortened hours to allow for deep cleaning, Lowe’s is still open to customers from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lowe’s does not plan to change its hours. “People are nervous,” Alayna said.
If a worker does fall ill, sick leave is only part of the story. Another benefit in the new law is free coronavirus testing for all Americans, even if uninsured. When an uninsured worker needs care though, they’d likely still be on the hook.
Sixteen million workers did not have health insurance at the time of the 2018 American Com- munity Survey, according to the Census Bureau. That’s 10 percent of all workers. This coverage gap is a critical difference between the U.S. health-care system and that of other industrialized coun- tries like Canada, which guaran- tees care for all its citizens.
Ten percent of American work- ers are uninsured, but some pub- lic-facing occupations have much higher uninsurance rates.
Forty percent of uninsured workers are in occupations that involve serving the general pub- lic and close physical contact with others, according to the Occupational Information Net- work. For instance, more than 1.7 million sales workers and 600,000 health-care support workers are uninsured.
For workers who have already been laid off, the most important aid is likely to come in “phase 3” of the government’s coronavirus response. That’s the proposal that could send direct payments of $1,000 or more to all Ameri- cans regardless of employment status. Until that becomes law, unemployed workers are doing what they can to get by.
“I’m hoping I can make it through on food stamps and hoping the city government will do something to address rent,” said Chad, a waiter who spoke to The Washington Post about be- ing laid off. “If the worst happens …Ican’tgothereyet.Ihaveto take it as it comes.”
alyssa.fowers@washpost.com shelly.tan@washpost.com
Workers that interact with the most people often don’t have sick leave
Each figure represents about 100,000 workers
Many essential employees are also uninsured
Grocery and general merchandise businesses too large for workers to gain sick leave
No paid sick Paid sick May be exempt from leave requirement leave required paid leave
No access to paid sick leave
Food and accommodations
63%
Nearly two in three do not have paid sick leave.
Retail trade
36%
More than one in three do not have paid sick leave.
Healthcare and social assistance
15%
Nearly one in six do not have paid sick leave.
Source: Census Bureau
Access to paid sick leave
7.2M workers
6.6M workers
3.2M workers
No health insurance coverage
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
29%
Nearly one in three
Cooks
27%
More than one in four
Waiters and waitresses
22%
More than one in five
Cashiers
16%
Nearly one in six
Child-care workers
13%
Nearly one in seven
Nursing assistants
11%
With health insurance coverage
No paid sick leave requirement Large companies with 500 or more employees
Paid sick leave required Companies with 50 to
499 employeees
May be exempt from paid sick leave Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees
7.4M workers
1.3M workers
2.2M workers
Note: Includes employees at privately owned businesses in the following industries: gas stations, general merchandise stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, day care, dry cleaning and laundry services, commercial banks, and veterinary services.
Source: Census Bureau
The broad aim of the sick leave law was to make sure that work- ers infected with the virus would stay home without losing their income. This was especially im- portant for workers in fields with lots of contact with customers or at-risk individuals.
Nationwide, 16 percent of pri- vate industry workers did not have paid sick leave in 2018. That
figure was much higher for cer- tain vulnerable industries.
However, even employees with paid sick leave worry about their exposure risks from customers. Alayna, an assistant manager at Lowe’s Home Improvement who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her job, said that the hardware stores are busier than ever, but employees
4.3M workers
11.8M workers
18.4M workers
446K workers
634K workers
477K workers
532K workers
172K workers
1.1M workers
1.7M workers
1.7M workers
2.7M workers
1.1M workers
Pharmacies
Ex: CVS, Walgreens
Gas stations
Ex: Shell, Exxon
Child day care
Commercial banks and credit unions Ex: Chase, Citibank
Grocery stores
Ex: Giant, Safeway
General merchandise Ex: Target, Walmart
Large companies with 500 or more employees
477K workers
383K workers
156K workers
1.4M workers
2.1M workers
2.7M workers
Companies with 50 to 499 employeees
30K workers
122K workers
238K workers
452K workers
310K workers
12K workers
Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees
157K workers
439K workers
578K workers
116K workers
396K workers
32K workers
More than one in 10
156K 1.3M workers

The Blame Game

Leave it to the Orange Nazi in the Whitest House to blame sick people for being sick. Today the Orange Nazi administration publicly blamed China for having the nerve to be the location where the Coronavirus first appeared. Apparently, president DUMBSHIT has nothing better to do than try to keep himself from any accountability for his own actions, or lack thereof.

This type of thing doesn’t surprise me. Cheeto Nazi has been a complete disaster on every single thing he has put his filthy, incompetent hands on. He can’t be out of office soon enough. This country will need many years to recover from the fucking this shithead has given us. His little Christian Fascist Nazi Zombies need to be voted out as well if we are to save this country.

We need leadership at times like this. Instead we have a shit stain Nazi without a clue.

Clinton, Biden, and Democrats – A New Example of Insanity

I want to preface this blog post by stating here and now that I am a proud Bernie Sanders supporter. I truly believe that he is the best candidate we have for POTUS.

The Democrats have been running scared of Bernie for over 4 years. It began during the 2016 election cycle, when the corporate democrats decided that somehow, in their opinion, that Hillary Clinton was more “electable” than Bernie Sanders. Obviously, this plan worked so well that the democrats are willing to try the same plan again with Joe Biden in 2020.

Let me explain what I mean. In 2016, the democrats pushed Hillary Clinton even though she was pure poison to a large segment of the electorate. There was no way that they would ever vote for her. The republiKKKans enforced this message with endless “investigations” into Hillary Clinton and her email server. Millions of taxpayer dollars were WASTED to do nothing more than keep dragging Hillary Clinton’s name through the mud and make certain that the RWNJ lunatics out there would vote for whomever the republiKKKans nominated.

The argument that Hillary won the popular vote is nice, but since the popular vote doesn’t matter (let that one sink in), the argument is futile.

The democrats think that trying the same tactic again will produce different results. They are pushing Joe Biden. The republiKKKans are already lining up “investigations” about Joe Biden and his son for no other reason than to keep dragging Biden’s name through the mud all through the campaign, but the democrats want him anyway. The democrats are pushing another candidate that the RWNJ base has been trained Pavlovian-style to vote against.

The democrats are winning elections for the republiKKKans! No wonder we have an Orange NAZI in the White House!

Disappointment, but not Surprise

I was reading some of my favorite bloggers latest posts this morning when I came across one that disappointed me. Not surprised, but just really let me down. This blogger is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat and hates trump as much as I do. Where we disagree, apparently, is with whom we would choose to have as the alternative candidate this November.

It turns out that while I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, this particular blogger I am talking about is most definitely not, and now has turned their support towards Joe Biden. Disagreement is an American tradition, but their manifesto about why Bernie was bad for the democratic party and for the country left little doubt that we have almost nothing other than hatred of trump in common.

The blogger posted almost every single article available that referred to Bernie as too extreme, too radical, not electable. All are valid points of view that I don’t agree with. Then they proceeded to smear all of Bernie’s supporters with the “BernieBro” label and started up with the ridiculous stories of how unreasonable Sanders supporters are.

Sanders has a passionate base of supporters, something that no other democratic candidate can claim. Throwing money and corporate media influence around does not equal passion. While there are some people in every political faction that cannot control themselves, the democrats seem to relish throwing all of Sanders’ supporters under the bus and then expecting blind obedience in November.

This trick failed in 2016 when the democrats anointed Shillary and she managed to lose to trump. Now they expect us to follow Biden over the same cliff? Oh, and of course, they will want me to send them MONEY for the privilege. FUCK NO!

I will not name the blogger because I don’t want a flame war or anything like that. I just decided to un-follow them in order to keep their hatred of what I hold dear from causing any further upset for me.

Children Of The Corn

“Children of the Corn” was an awful 1980s film about children taking over and murdering their parents and then living undiscovered until some naive travelers accidentally stumbled into town with car trouble.

2020 version of “Children of the Corn” involves the Democratic Party in the state of Iowa. Apparently they are incapable of holding their own weird and warped political caucuses without adult supervision. “Technical Inconsistencies” is a meaningless phrase. If the computer systems were hacked, then say so. That would be a criminal act. If the computer systems were not hacked, then say so. That would be criminal stupidity.

I hate the American Nazis and their leader Der RumpenFuhrer with every fiber of my body. I despair that he and his Nazi hordes will win again because the “opposition” party is either criminally negligent or criminally stupid. I have my own special brand of hatred for the Democrats because they lack that essential element of courage. They are afraid to confront the Nazis, in fact, they refuse to invoke the name of Nazis when referring to Trump and his ilk even though the statement that Trump and the RepubliKKKan party are Nazis is true.

Bullies are dealt with by responding directly and forcefully to their threats. Punching them in the mouth shuts them up 99% of the time. Punching them in the mouth a second time covers the other 1%.

Learn a lesson, Democrats. Quit being pussies, get your shit together and fight. Otherwise, get out of the way so the people can fight back against the Nazis.