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Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:03 PM

I just lost it.

Watching on CNN as a distraught woman described losing her husband AFTER having just lost her mother - both to COVID-19.

And as she tearfully described the almost unspeakable ordeal keeping a vigil as her husband approached the end, I wept. First time it's hit me THAT hard, THAT personally.

And all I could think of was "this DID NOT have to happen! ANY of this! NONE of ALL OF THIS!

DAMN YOU, donald.

Go to Hell.

Go DIRECTLY to Hell.

DO NOT pass "Go."

And DEFINITELY DO NOT try to collect ANY money, OR White House/Oval Office "souvenirs", or ANYTHING ELSE!!!

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Reply I just lost it. (Original post)
calimary Jan 19 OP
llashram Jan 19 #1
Laelth Jan 19 #2
Blue Owl Jan 19 #3
pamela Jan 19 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 19 #5
OMGWTF Jan 19 #15
sheshe2 Jan 19 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 19 #7
7wo7rees Jan 19 #8
Miigwech Jan 19 #9
TuxedoKat Jan 19 #10
erronis Jan 19 #11
Botany Jan 19 #12
OMGWTF Jan 19 #13
Initech Jan 19 #14
Mickju Jan 19 #16
AngryOldDem Jan 19 #17
Evolve Dammit Jan 19 #18
Roc2020 Jan 19 #19
OldManTarHeel Jan 19 #20
Cha Jan 19 #21
BobTheSubgenius Jan 20 #22
calimary Jan 20 #23
alwaysinasnit Jan 20 #24

Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:07 PM

1. this

righteous anger justified tears.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:07 PM

2. Do not pass Go.

Hear! Hear!

-Laelth

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:08 PM

3. FUCK YOU DONALD tRUMP



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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:11 PM

4. Me, too.

I sobbed.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:19 PM

5. I felt the same way about W back in the 90s, Calimary.....

after watching all the death, displacement and destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I'll never understand why American leaders get away with such travesty with no consequences.

KY.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:28 PM

15. IOKIYAR

Reagan, GWHB, GWB, Trump and their enablers are all criminals.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:30 PM

6. I hear you, calmary.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:39 PM

7. It is likely that over 90% of the deaths can be directly attributed to Donald and GOP lies.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:42 PM

8. Same here. Ms 7wo7rees n/t

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:12 PM

9. He is in hell right now ... and gonna get worsser hellerish

 

This is the DU member formerly known as Miigwech.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:14 PM

10. Sorry

Just now heard that the husband of a friend from work is in the hospital with it.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:18 PM

11. In reality, some of these fatalities are not trump's fault. Blame a god or bad luck or genetics.

But some huge percentage are because of his deliberate sabotaging of the science that was in place to deal with pandemics.

Probably so he/kushner could make money off the equipment, medicines, etc.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:20 PM

12. We had the people, the protocols, and the materials in...

.... place when President Obama left office and Trump got rid of all that "stuff" because they were "the black guy's idea," when told in the fall of 2019 about the coming pandemic he and Kush-turd invested in their own c-19 test kits and hydroxycholorquine, and in February of 2020 Pompeo & Kushner sent 18 tons of PPE to China because Trump & Kush-turd owed them money.

Btw. Ebola more deadly and contagious killed 2 Americans under President Obama.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:25 PM

13. 400,000 Americans were murdered by this criminal administration.

I suspect the number is much higher, since there was so much denial in the beginning. What a legacy to leave.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:27 PM

14. This is so fucking tragic!

I just want the misery to end! And yes Trump can go straight to hell and so can the people who enable him!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 04:48 PM

16. I share your rage.

This did not have to happen.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:05 PM

17. That was gut-wrenching.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:12 PM

18. I share the outrage. He wouldn't even talk about it. Meant nothing to him. Truly sociopathic.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:36 PM

19. I saw that segment too

broke me. The distraught on her face was overwhelming. They had to go black then to commercials after. That was hard to watch.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 05:47 PM

20. That was so hard to watch . . I choked up and tears started flowing


My heart goes out to all that have lost a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor to this horrible virus.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:46 PM

21. I know, calimary..

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:19 AM

22. You're right. It's just appalling.

Here in BC, we have a rock star as our chief health officer - Dr. Bonnie Henry, who had a big bio piece in the NYT some months ago.

OK...good start, right? While we have done extremely well, compared to the US and most of Europe, we have done miserably, compared to most of the Pacific Rim.

All THAT being said, I did a simple algebraic equation to equate our experience with yours. Allowing for population size, obviously, and comparing death rates, we get some pretty bad news.

BC has a population of right at 5,000,000, and the US, about 330,000,000, meaning a population 66 times larger. Dividing US covid deaths by 66, we get 6233.

BC just passed the 1000 mark - 1078. I'm afraid your numbers are worse than most people even realize. It is a public health catastrophe in a country that spends more on health care than any other...more than double what the country in second place spends.

How could socialized medicine do any worse than "catastrophic?"

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 02:36 AM

23. Holy crap - THANK YOU for all the responses.

Clearly it rubbed lots of us the same wrong way.

DEAR GOD, I am counting down the hours now. We're coming up on nine, at top of the hour - as of this post, anyway.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 03:06 AM

24. ...

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