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New Reality TV show

Real Douchebags of the Republican Party.
First 2 "stars" to move into the productions Tybee Island beach home, DuhSantus and Whimsy Graham. First episode opens with the first 2 douchebags finishing off a 6 pack of cans of Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc comparing shoes, crying tears about mean people that won't give them money ending in a full blown emotional meltdown "My Pillow" fight about who loves Trump more.
"Next weeks episode they will be joined by"..Line 'em up!

A stimulus package has to be done, like yesterday

I've been holding my tongue on this because I knew nothing would be done before the election. I get why Nancy and the Dems are holding out for a full on bill. I get why Ditch was just throwing bread crumbs because thats who they are. The fact of the matter is congress needs to act now.
Over the next 6 weeks people who were laid off in March are going to start falling off the UI roll's into unemployment purgatory. That will remove them from any access to a stimulus package after the fact except a lump payment like the pitiful 1200 dollar check 6 months ago. You must be eligible and drawing unemployment in order to receive any extra benefits.
The CARES act gave all states a guaranteed 13 week extension after folks ran through the initial 26 weeks of benefits (26 in most states, some vary). There is also extended benefits after that of 13 weeks IF your state's unemployment rate is enough to trigger that from the feds. But you must draw the CARES 13 weeks first. That's important as many states unemployment rates are dropping just enough that the extended benefits are being cancelled.
Both sides said IF a stimulus is passed it WILL be retroactive. The point there is if your UI has completely expired you're basically fucked, you don't get shit.
The number of people that are now on the CARES 13 week extension has more than doubled since October to nearly 5 million. If they live in a state that federal extended benefits have been triggered off, this is it. That extra CARES 13 weeks is it and won't last past Xmas.
My point is, they need to do something now. If the Dems need to break this up into seperate bills in order to satisfy Ditch they need to do it. By the end of Nov beginning of Dec folks are going to start dropping off the UI rolls with zero safety net even if something gets passed after the fact. Current trends are upwards of 6 million dropping off UI by Xmas.
Yes, I am one of them, laid off since March. 60 years old, this is only the second time I've drawn UI in my life. I'm over the partisan bickering. The election is over. Bust the damn bill up and get the money where it needs to go now. There are millions of us that are going to lose everything without help. If they wait until January it's to late, it's going to get really bad, soup line bad. I will fight for whats right to the bitter end but we can't fight if we're Steinbecked. I don't want to have to drive 3 hours round trip to an Amazon warehouse for 15 bucks an hour and risk dying when I have a BA I'm still paying for dammit. Not in this country, not when Wall Street gets 12 trillion printed and handed to them. This isn't just the Repukes, the Dems have to do whatever it takes. Bust the fucking bill up if that's what it takes!

Indiana Covid levels reaching record levels

Indiana has just matched it's highest daily death rate since March. Daily hospital admissions have nearly doubled from rates in March. Covid ICU beds are at or slightly above late March levels. Positivity rates are running near 25%. Hospitals statewide are expecting a 2 fold increase in admissions and ICU patients over the next few weeks and are beginning to feel the pressure worse than in March.

Holcombe opened the state up, got re-elected, and now is looking at backtracking Indiana's phased opening plan but on a county level depending on county metrics.
Even those suggested rollbacks aren't mandatory and aren't restrictive enough to stop the freight train that is up to speed and accelerating.


Does nobody remember that when it comes to the ACA...

the compromises that were made from the original proposal? The original proposal was basically single payer. The current ACA is a gutted version of what Obama and the Democrats originally wanted. In desperation to at least get something they not only compromised with the Republicans but let the Republicans put extreme restrictions on it just to get something passed. One of those was the penalty if you have no insurance. That was a Republican introduced requirement to the bill. The Republicans gutted ACA, set it up for failure in the future as a mea culpa to the Democrats so it would pass. The Democrats, backed into a corner, compromised the shit out of the ACA just to get at least something. It is very important, the Republicans wanted the mandate originally! I swear, the shit these fucks get away with.

I get the celebrations but..

It's really hard to defend mainstream media when they spent months attacking the other side for holding packed rallies during this pandemic. I'm seeing cameras on packed crowds and nobody's saying anything. It really does nothing but reenforce what Trump was telling his base the last couple months. The virus will disappear right after the election.
There is still a very serious health threat out there. Dems voted by mail to be safe yet with a victory they're crowding together like trump rallies. Not trying to put a damper on the celebration but it's very easy for the other side to claim hypocrisy.

A victory song from the great white north....

Trust me the folks up there are just as relieved as we are. Neil would be pleased. More victories to come!

A victory song from our friends in the great white north...

Hopefully the first of many victories over the next 4 years.....

Dammit, stop with the they should call it stuff!

First of all there is still a statistical possibility this doesn't work out for Joe, however small, it's there and it's 2020.

Second, in John Kings words, let them count the damn vote!

Knock it off. The more solid votes we get the stronger the public perception of a win. On the outside chance they do a Dewey Defeats Truman by calling it and something nuts happens it will do nothing but reinforce the crazies allegations that our election system is falsely fucked. And probably destroy our vote forever. There's too much at stake to even take a 1% chance of being wrong.

Trump unhappy with legal team's lack of major impact on election count

Ya mean you send Tuck and Eric to PA and expect something more than Bill and Ted?The tragic comedy continues lol

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