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Laura PourMeADrink

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Immeasurable Travesty. Trump blocking FEMA funeral assistance for CV victims


Demonstrating that there is no expense the criminal oligarchy will not foist onto the back of the working class, President Donald Trump has barred the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from using any of the $45 billion Congress appropriated to the agency through the CARES Act to help families and relatives pay for funerals costs incurred due to COVID-19.

While an ocean of new funds have been made available to the agency, an April 28 White House memorandum directed to the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Administrator of FEMA, sharply curtailed how the funds could be appropriated. Language within the memo prohibits “individual assistance,” that is funds provided to the states and then distributed to individuals through FEMA assistance programs, except for “crisis counseling services.”

From FEMA website:


FEMA Funeral Assistance is provided to help with the cost of unexpected and uninsured expenses associated with the death of an immediate family member when attributed to an event that is declared to be a major disaster or emergency

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon May 18, 2020, 11:18 AM (11 replies)

My dad is near death with COVID. He is on oxygen & morphine

And the priest has been there. He has dementia but physically well and then went to hospital for a back problem on May 1st, he tested negative and on May 2, he was sent to a CT nursing home. He tested positive yesterday May 10 and they said death was now imminent.

I am 1500 miles away. CT has a 14 day self quarantine policy. Trying to figure out how to get up there.

My dad is a WW2 vet - South Pacific. He raised us 4 kids. My 94 yo mom has taken care of him but he fell and she couldn't lift him. Tremendous guilt like we all sent him into danger to his death.

Please takeaway, as Democrats, please, that these people in nursing homes are being literally exterminated in a different way. If you ever have any say so to help stop the slaughter by any means...asking for military medical help, state and local funding, an emergency revamp of facilities ASAP, PLEASE keep it in mind.

These great people don't deserve this horrible end. And when you have to hear your own mother cry, a good wife of 72 years, because she can't be there to hold his hand, you will never experience anything more heartbreaking in your entire life.

On edit: thank you so much. There are so many kind and loving people here. If you find yourself in a situation like ours, and you are lucky enough to be able to somehow afford it, store the dining room table, or bed and rent a hospital bed. Medicare may cover a visiting nurse. Don't do what we did. See if there's anyway they can stay home for a while. ❤️ to all
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Mon May 11, 2020, 02:38 PM (194 replies)

Breaking: 31 Secret Service members positive!

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sun May 10, 2020, 01:45 AM (14 replies)

The utter irony... CDC'sRedfield, Fauci, and FDA head all under quarantine!

Trump couldn't even keep them safe? Or they dumbed down to please him? Either way, if Dems don't use this every day, starting tomorrow morning on every show, shame on us.
Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Sat May 9, 2020, 08:09 PM (6 replies)

Roy of Siegfried & Roy dead to CV


Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy Dies of Coronavirus at 75


There’s a little hero in us all
World Health Organization
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy Dies of Coronavirus at 75
Pat Saperstein
VarietyMay 8, 2020, 8:27 PM CDT

Click here to read the full article.

Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn, whose collaboration with Siegfried Fischbacher created the well-known animal training and magic duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from COVID-19 Friday in Las Vegas. He was 75.

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri May 8, 2020, 11:55 PM (2 replies)

Powerful mock video Katie Miller

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri May 8, 2020, 11:05 PM (5 replies)

Since Trump deep sixing CDC reopening plan here's a link to it

Courtesy NYT. In case it never sees the light of day. WH said it was too specific. Utter travesty.
Beyond words. #impeachment2


Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri May 8, 2020, 10:59 PM (9 replies)

New news on Reade? Check fraud charges in 1993

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Fri May 8, 2020, 04:44 PM (16 replies)

Compliments of Axl Rose...

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu May 7, 2020, 09:19 AM (3 replies)

Updated: Records trump has broken

Trump holds record for:

Largest stock drop in history

Largest # of unemployed in history

Highest national debt ever

Most convicted presidential team members in history.

Largest number of people in world infected by COVID-19 virus.

Largest number of people dying in world because of COVID-19

Largest drop in retail sales ever - 8.7% March 2020

Lowest oil price in history, briefly dropping into the negative

US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report

New: More Americans Disapprove of Trump Than Any President at This Point in Their Term. May 2020. (FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver)

New: Record number of lies told to the American people. In 1,226 days, President Trump has made 19,127 false or misleading claims (WaPo dbase)

Posted by Laura PourMeADrink | Thu May 7, 2020, 12:37 AM (4 replies)
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