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Joe Diffie, Nineties Country's 'Pickup Man,' Dead at 61 From Coronavirus

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/joe-diffie-country-singer-dead-obituary-974556/

Joe Diffie, a consistent country-music hitmaker throughout the Nineties, died Sunday due to complications related to COVID-19. His publicist confirmed the death to Rolling Stone. Diffie was 61.

With a traditional-leaning voice that drew comparisons to George Jones, Diffie populated his records with honky-tonk ballads and lighthearted novelty tunes, earning the Oklahoma native five Number One singles in the first half of the Nineties. These began with his debut release, the deeply moving “Home,” followed by “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.” In all, Diffie charted 18 Top Ten singles, with the majority reaching the Top Five, including the 1993 radio staples “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and “John Deere Green.”



RIP, Joe. Having a stiff drink tonight by the "jukebox" tonight in your memory.









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Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's Talk About Joseph Lowery








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"And The People Stayed Home"

originally posted by 350-dot-org via Facebook. It can also be seen on Facebook.








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Better screen-shot this, DUers. It will get deleted.

https://twitter.com/EdgeofSports/status/1241721698094850048
Kayleigh McEnany
@kayleighmcenany
Joe Biden just lied, saying coronavirus tests should be in the millions, not thousands.

Has anyone told Joe that 1 million tests have already been distributed, with 4 million distributed by the end of the week?


Kayleigh McEnany is "National Press Secretary For Trump 2020 Campaign"



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The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA at this time. . .

These don't look like they've been photoshopped, either. Tee hee.






https://www.sfchronicle.com/culture/article/Bay-Area-independent-movie-theaters-will-be-15133556.php






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"Let's Talk About A Message To America" (Beau of the Fifth Column)








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Cats and Dominoes








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Help "Flatten The Curve" Go #Cattenthecurve !!

If you don't have a cat at home to help you through this COVID-19 crisis, this is the next best thing.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/cattenthecurve?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Catteningthecurve?src=hashtag_click




Enjoy!!!!!


https://twitter.com/hashtag/cattenthecurve?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Catteningthecurve?src=hashtag_click




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Science Magazine: Do US a favor (an open letter to Trump)

H. Holden Thorp - Editor-in-chief of Science magazine

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6483/1169.full

(boldface emphasis is mine - DMH)

(snip)
“Do me a favor, speed it up, speed it up.” This is what U.S. President Donald Trump told the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, recounting what he said to pharmaceutical executives about the progress toward a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
(snip)
. . .although the steps required to produce a vaccine could possibly be made more efficient, many of them depend on biological and chemical processes that are essential. So the president might just as well have said, “Do me a favor, hurry up that warp drive.”
(snip)
A vaccine has to have a fundamental scientific basis. It has to be manufacturable. It has to be safe. This could take a year and a half—or much longer. Pharmaceutical executives have every incentive to get there quickly—they will be selling the vaccine after all—but thankfully, they also know that you can't break the laws of nature to get there.

Maybe we should be happy. Three years ago, the president declared his skepticism of vaccines and tried to launch an antivaccine task force. Now he suddenly loves vaccines.

But do us a favor, Mr. President. If you want something, start treating science and its principles with respect.



https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6483/1169.full



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Thurs 1pm EDT: Biden to speak to us on Coronavirus

(cross-posted from DailyKos)

Joe Biden to deliver address on the virus
On Thursday afternoon, at 1pm ET, Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver an address on the coronavirus in Wilmington, Delaware. As WaPo's Matt Viser pointed out, "Expect it, in many ways, to be different from the address just given from the Oval Office."


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3/12/1926772/-Thurs-1pm-EDT-Biden-to-speak-to-us-on-Coronavirus

More, from NBC News:
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/biden-s-coronavirus-speech-provides-him-contrast-moment-trump-n1156456

(snip)
WASHINGTON — What transpired Wednesday night in the two hours after President Trump’s remarks to the nation on the coronavirus was some of the most disruptive and unsettling news we can remember — at least in a 120-minute span.

The NBA season suspended. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for the coronavirus. Dow futures dropped. A staffer in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s, D-Wash., D.C. office tested positive.

The disease, the disruption and the fear are spreading fast.

And at 1:00 p.m. ET, Democrat Joe Biden gets a contrast moment with President Trump, when he delivers remarks on the coronavirus from Delaware.

(snip)



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