It’s been another day at home with the car getting an oil change and its tires swapped from the snow tires I bought last November to the tires I drove cross country on. The latter are better in heavy rain, which is a lot more common here than it was in California and right now, I think the risk is higher of rain than snow. I’m publishing this while waiting for a Lyft to take me back to the mechanic.
My mother and her cousin have both sewn and sent me washable masks. Just in time, it would seem. I will be stylishly in style.
Megan Guza, “Pennsylvania orders businesses to turn away customers who don’t wear masks,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 15, 2020, https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-orders-businesses-to-turn-away-customers-who-dont-wear-masks/
As I said, An impatient capitalist god demands human sacrifice. Now. There are a number of agendas at work and this is what makes me so cynical that anything good can come of all of this.
The blue line is infections in federal prison. The orange line is infections in the US.
Graph is from the NY federal defenders website, link in next. pic.twitter.com/hjEea2M3BM
— Matthew Stiegler (@MatthewStiegler) April 15, 2020
Death camps up and running; that didn’t take long.
Good thing we have one party that opposes mass incarceration….
Oh, wait. https://t.co/QMqJ0cGUR9
— cocktailhag (@cocktailhag) April 16, 2020
— David Benfell, Ph.D. (@n4rky) April 16, 2020
A thing to note about the “reopen America” rallies is the guys with the guns are the only ones wearing the masks. They know it means death, they’re taking advantage of everyday MAGA types who think it’s a hoax, they’re deeply invested in the right type of people dying. pic.twitter.com/pTasJ2TKBg
— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) April 16, 2020
Justin Lahart, “Great Depression Unemployment Levels Are on Tap,” Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2020, https://www.wsj.com/articles/great-depression-unemployment-levels-are-on-tap-11587053071
Heather Long, “U.S. now has 22 million unemployed as economy sinks toward Depression-like scenario,” Washington Post, April 16, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/16/unemployment-claims-coronavirus/
Just six more months to endure of very wealthy media pundits and rich DC consultant-class operatives screaming “you’re privileged!” at low-income, debt-ridden students and working-class people who refuse to snap into line and vote how they’re told.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 16, 2020