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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:47 AM

About a month ago I posted this; We are witnessing the results.

I posted about how Trump gutted our entire government, including the agencies that protect us. Not only did he gut them funding wise, he left thousands of positions vacant. Then Trump did something so bizarre, so reckless, it is now killing people. He put people in charge of our government agencies who were completely unqualified. Their one and only job was to gut the agency they were put in charge of.

The news media underreported what Trump was doing to the government. Now we are seeing the results. Trumps fake administration does not have the ability to respond to a major crisis. They cannot protect us. This could lead to a catastrophic event that I predicted could take place.

Good luck everyone, I hope I don't die until after I see Trump removed from office and then indicted. It would really suck if I died from the virus that Trump completely mishandled. I work in healthcare, taking care of the disabled. I cannot stay home. I could quit and look for another job, but that's risky when you're my age.

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Reply About a month ago I posted this; We are witnessing the results. (Original post)
shockey80 Mar 2020 OP
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #1
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #2
BlueJac Mar 2020 #3
Hortensis Mar 2020 #4
calimary Mar 2020 #7
Hortensis Mar 2020 #23
ancianita Mar 2020 #8
Texin Mar 2020 #13
Hortensis Mar 2020 #24
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2020 #5
Ilsa Mar 2020 #6
iluvtennis Mar 2020 #9
marble falls Mar 2020 #10
calimary Mar 2020 #11
rickyhall Mar 2020 #12
johnthewoodworker Mar 2020 #14
maddiemom Mar 2020 #17
Duppers Mar 2020 #21
AllaN01Bear Mar 2020 #15
world wide wally Mar 2020 #16
duforsure Mar 2020 #18
slumcamper Mar 2020 #19
lpbk2713 Mar 2020 #20
appalachiablue Mar 2020 #22
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2020 #25
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #26
superpatriotman Mar 2020 #27
BigmanPigman Mar 2020 #28
Karadeniz Mar 2020 #29
Joinfortmill Mar 2020 #30
0rganism Mar 2020 #31
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #32
Whiskeytide Mar 2020 #33
machoneman Mar 2020 #34

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. Hang in there.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:55 AM

2. Good luck.

Every day you show up to work is a day that you are someone's hero. I hope you hear a lot of thanks.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:55 AM

3. You are a warrior, ty

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:55 AM

4. Yes. And this was on top of the Republicans doing the SAME thing

every time they were put in power for the past 40 years, revving up in this century. There's only so much restoration Obama could do with gutted budgets, pernicious agents embedded, and fired experts gone and committed to work elsewhere.

This is the Republican anti-government ideology, developed and corrupted increasingly into the destructive insanity of extremism, being implemented through Trump.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:51 AM

7. Yep. The GOP hates government. All they want to is "starve the beast

basically because they’re a bunch of unruly adult-size three-year-olds stomping their little feet and howling “NOBODY is the boss of ME!”

I had a dad like that. He wore that theory like a badge of honor: “NOBODY tells ME what to do.” Unfortunately for him that included a growing number of local doctors trying unsuccessfully to keep the donuts out of his diabetic mouth.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 02:19 PM

23. Unfortunate for your dad's family too, of course...

Someone in a grocery line this afternoon started in on how congress is such a problem, and I asked him gosh, golly, which half of congress did he mean? He hadn't the slightest idea. All bad. Sanders would have smiled. I just "reminded" him that one half was determined to destroy our dreadful government -- but including its programs such as Social Security and Medicare (he's that age) -- and the other battling them to save it all and left him to decide if either sounded any better than the other.

It certainly would suck to knock off without seeing some of these political scoundrels get even a bit of what they deserve. But your chances of witnessing the un-sad loss of at least a handful of older ones from around the country seem very good.

If you do get it, here's hoping it's the typical easy course well worth it for the immunity.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:52 AM

8. +1000

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:14 PM

13. And fueld by endemic racial and socioeconomic hatred, don't forget that part of the picture.

The rethugs have lived off this to benefit themselves and promote the *Big Government is Your Enemy" lie forever.

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Response to Texin (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 02:31 PM

24. Sadly, yes, but biggest problem of all are those

who don't do their homework and don't vote smart, or at all. Well meaning people outnumber those who are not by a lot, and in our party we almost always have principled candidates to vote for -- if we ourselves have the integrity to insist on voting people of good character and competence into power.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:39 AM

5. Take care Shockey80

I hope you are safe and okay.
Thank you for helping disabled people.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:45 AM

6. And Trump is too narcissistic to listen to warnings about anything

bad about to happen to the US. He refuses to believe that he could be wrong, or underestimated DPRK or other dangerous regimes. He thinks he's the smartest one in the room.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:52 AM

9. Take care of yourself and thank you for taking care of the disabled.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:53 AM

10. I have a life shortening condition and it is my fondest wish to see Trump out and at least the ...

first repairs Joe Biden make to the disaster Donnie Two Scoops will leave us with.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:59 AM

11. Penny wise/pound foolish.

The motto that should be part of the GOP coat of arms.

Started in earnest with ronald “gummmnt BAAAAD!!! reagan. RESTARTED, that is. They’ve always resented having to follow rules and live within guardrails. And they NEVER learn this lesson until their reckless, short-sighted behavior starts realizing the results they never bothered to anticipate or plan for.

And not even then. Nope. They have denial ready in their bag of tricks for that.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:13 PM

12. A fox in every hen house, a traitor in every agency.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:21 PM

14. Was it Goldwater who said he wanted to shrink the federal government until it was small enough

to drown in the bathtub.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:39 PM

17. Grover Norquist.

I have never fiqured out what his claim to political wisdom was (??????).

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:18 PM

21. No. Much later - Grover Norquist

May, 2001.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:22 PM

15. we need ppl like u more than ever . please dont quit

i cant stay home either . if i get the virus, i get it. i just cant stay home , have too much stuff to do.unless we wind up in a medical martial law.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:36 PM

16. Nail... Meet hammerhead

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:13 PM

18. Hang in there,

I'm retired but in the worst groups to get this virus, so staying home now is a must, or risk the worst. trumps tried to claim its not a bad as doctors claim, but a Dr said this morning there is 10 times the number of cases here in the state then they're saying, and it will be much worse than trumps claiming. trump claimed it was contained.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:16 PM

19. Media's importance aside, WE have an individual responsibility to THINK HARDER.

You called it Shockey. Not much was made of this dismantling of government by the media. In their defense, there was way to much other stuff going on (a lot of which was distractions to obfuscate the real programme).

However, when Bannon entered as chief of staff and proclaimed the triumph of the program of "Deconstruction of the administrative state," the American public should have been wary, able to understand what the intent was and what the consequences of eviscerated public service would be. I think most DUers did. Trump supporters, not.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:17 PM

20. Totally agree. What Trump has done is criminal and intentional.



He should serve the rest of his days in Supermax.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:44 PM

22. The horrible truth, unknown to so many Americans. Take good care

and your work with the disabled is much appreciated esp. in these dangerous times.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 08:14 PM

25. I can't refute anything you say. nt

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 08:16 PM

26. Yes...

You are right. I have been watching that, too.

I guess the bathtub they are drowning our government in is too small for all of us to fit into right now?

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 08:18 PM

27. Jared's on it

Wholly unqualified and inexperienced for this. The best people.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:45 PM

28. I read about every single staff, dept and funding cut

here on DU two to three years ago. We all could see how this would have dire consequences. Unfortunately the general public was not informed or chose to ignore it. Typical of the well-informed US citizens... That is how he got elected (not by popular vote that is).

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:29 PM

29. All media need to do an expose on the depth of Trump's dirty deeds.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:57 PM

30. Take care. God bless.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 11:02 PM

31. looks like we've finally started to hit bottom

frankly, three years is about 3x longer than i gave us back in 2017 -- that's a long time in free-fall, i guess we had a lot more to lose than i thought we did back then -- or maybe Putin's Bitch was just worse at wrecking us before the midterms.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:36 AM

32. Republicans take pride in killing or de-legitimizing those with no voice.

Seniors, the disabled and sick, migrants/immigrants and refugees and the working poor are always in their sights for removal from voting rights, federal assistance, and the right to organize and to own property.

Republicans are a few thousand years behind the modern curve of the evolutionary process and therefore have no business being in power.

KY..........

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:38 AM

33. It has all been just a reality show, Shock. He ...

... has assembled a cast to act and look like an administration, but they actually have no idea how to govern. It’s like the “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV” commercial on steroids.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:39 AM

34. Dow on 2/12 29,551. Today, 3/12 21,691. Dropped 7,691 in one month, a 26% decline. He's toast!

Worse to come. Yet, it's only money. The health impact on the rest of us Americans will sadly also get worse, in a large part to his total incompetence.

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