Dr Anthony Fauci turns 80 and even his birthday surprise obeyed Covid rules. The wife of Americas top public health official, herself a National Institutes of Health bioethicist, had to get creative this year
Now mind you, I'm the furthest thing from the ideological principles of the Republican Party, that is when they supposedly had principles. But in the current Republican party is the Trumplican party of thuggery, I'm wondering whether the founders of TLP will actually try to form a new Republican Party to try to combat the ideological zealotry? At the moment, we only have one functioning party and the Democratic Party has been opening up its umbrella larger and larger to try to accommodate those that have left...but it can't be the all encompassing party as it will lose its one ideological principles.
Last check (5:32 pm PST) shows Trump's lead in PA at 53,221.
Watching Ken Burns series on National Parks. Our voices need to be heard.
How do you grieve the loss of an icon?
Our collective grief is palpable.
How do we mourn when fear besets our collective being?
Our fears of one another or what will become of our institutionalized democratic principles prevent civil discourse and collective healing.
How do we move forward when we feel such despair?
Our hopelessness for a bright, fair and safe future permeates our everyday existence, tearing us down and further apart from one another.
How do you grieve the loss of an icon?
Ill tell you how. You carry on her torch. You carry on her mission. You carry on her fight. You never, ever give up, even if it feels like we are living in the darkest times of our lives.
The postal service was reportedly going to distribute 560 million reusable face masks across the U.S. before White House officials expressed concern that the move would cause panic.
The United States Postal Service drafted an ambitious proposal in April to send a pack of five face masks to every residential address in the U.S. before top White House officials killed the idea, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of documents acquired by the watchdog organization American Oversight.
American Oversight, which obtained over 9,000 pages related to the USPS via the Freedom of Information Act, released the documents in late August. One of the records, entitled U.S. Postal Service to Deliver Face Coverings to Every American Household, is a draft of a press release indicating that USPS planned to distribute 560 million reusable cotton face masks on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to every residential delivery point in America, beginning in areas which HHS has identified as experiencing high transmission rates of COVID-19 and to workers providing essential services throughout the nation during this pandemic.
As President Donald Trump pushed ahead with his first indoor campaign rally in months in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday night, the states Gov. Steve Sisolak condemned him for selfishly endangering lives and hosting an event deemed high risk by his own government.
Gatherings of more than 50 people have not been permitted in Nevada since May, a guideline that was based on White House recommendations. Sisolak denounced Trumps actions in an 11-part Twitter thread.
Hes a fecking criminal...
(CNN)President Donald Trump is continuing to wage battle against interpretations of history which he claims are un-American.
In a Sunday morning tweet, the President said the US Department of Education would investigate whether California schools are using the New York Times' "1619 Project" in public school curriculum. The Pulitzer-Prize winning collection reframes American history around the date of August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America's shores.
"Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!" he wrote on Twitter, citing a message from an unverified account saying it was being taught in schools there.
The message came after the President on Friday night banned federal agencies from conducting racial sensitivity training related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory."
This may have already been posted. Yes, it's AGT semifinals, but no -- it's way more than that. Honestly. Give a listen. You'll be glad you did.
With Americas Got Talent just three weeks away from crowning a winner, Stockton spoken-word poet Brandon Leake has advanced to the semifinals after Tuesdays incredible performance and promises his next piece will be far better.
Leake, judge Howie Mandels Golden Buzzer winner, gave a powerful spoken-word performance about his Black mothers fear of him becoming Americas next most popular hashtag every time he leaves home amid protests over police brutality and racism.
Ive never been more moved in my life on this show by any other act, Mandel said after Tuesday nights performance. We need you on this show. We need you in this world. You matter.
If the victim of the gaslighter knows they are being gaslighted, the best was to gaslight the gaslighters can be doing something outrageous and then denying it:
Ignoring them - they cannot stand it. It freaks them out. Especially if it is all of a sudden and came from nowhere. But be careful, it can backfire into more mental abuse. When they ask you why you reject any such ideas they had and say that they are imagining things.
Putting your own foot down - whatever may be the case, gaslighters gaslight because they enjoy being in control. They enjoy the sadist pleasures of having things their way. When they realize they lose control they panic. They may grow volatile and cause a ruckus. But why not give them a taste of their own medicine of sadism for once?
Calling them out on Gaslighting - Call them out. Say that they are mentally abusing you. Be direct and hold eye contact. Walk away after those serious allegations. And when they say they did nothing like that, nod your head and say no, you did. A few days later, when they bring it up, say you didnt mean it that way and they are trying to victimize themselves in this situation.
Suppose any of these strategies could work for tRump & co?
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