In attacking Bill McKibben, it sounds like Michael Moore is not playing with a full deck.
Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the right-wing movement to push for early reopening of the economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has cost the United States 61,680 lives to date.
ALEC is a corporate pay-to-play operation where legislators and corporate lobbyists vote behind closed doors to adopt model legislation on a broad range of public policy issues.
Trump refused to allow numerous people to testify before the Mueller committee.
He has obfuscated and denied events surrounding the effort in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden.
He wants to keep pandemic response efforts secret:
What is Trump hiding or lying about?
The coronavirus infected 890 of the 2,200 people at the plant located in Logansport, Ind., local station WISH TV reported Wednesday.
The updated number is more than 700 additional confirmed cases at the plant than the Cass County Health Department reported last week, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Tyson announced last week that the company would voluntarily close its facility and work with county officials on a plan to reopen.
“We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” (Trump, 1/22/20)
…in a “couple of days” the number of cases in the United States “is going to be down to close to zero.” (Trump, Feb., ’20)
Republicans adopt Trump’s mental illness manifestations as “strategy”: Lie, deny, blame others:
A new Republican strategy memo advises Senate candidates to blame China for the coronavirus outbreak, link Democrats to the Chinese government and avoid discussing President Trump’s handling of the crisis.
Trump recommended injecting disinfectants into coronavirus patients. But “The Onion” saw it coming a month prior:
People are disposable. So is income. For the ‘pro-life’ party, one is more important.
But the political way out [of the coronavirus crisis] reveals a stark divide, and some true madness. For Republicans, that pro-life slogan of theirs is just another term for nothing left to lose. They are now the party of death.
When Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas doubled down this week on prior remarks elevating commerce above life — There are “more important things than living,” he said on Fox News — he was speaking for a significant slice of his party. People are disposable. So is income. But one is more important.
A leading disinfectant producer has issued a strong warning not to use its products on the human body after Donald Trump suggested they could potentially be used to treat coronavirus.
During Thursday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing, an official presented the results of US government research that indicated coronavirus appeared to weaken faster when exposed to sunlight and heat.
The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes, and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly.
Mr Trump then hypothesised about the possibility of using a “tremendous ultraviolet” or “just very powerful light” on or even inside the body as a potential treatment.
“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute,” he said. “And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?
“Because you see it gets in the lungs and does a tremendous number on them, so it’d be interesting to check that,” he said.
“These estimates show that greater exposure to Hannity relative to Tucker Carlson Tonight is associated with a greater number of county-level cases and deaths… After Hannity’s shift in tone, the diverging trajectories on COVID-19 cases begin to revert.”
While the recent protest by right-wingers opposing quarantines, business shutdowns, and wearing masks are promoted as “grassroots” efforts, that’s a lie.
Just like the teabaggers, these protests are funded and promoted by right-wing groups. Example:
From today’s news (4/20/2020):