Weekend thread: A school opened -- and shut down on day one.
Florida saw record number of Covid deaths in one day. And unemployment ran out for millions, due to GOP callousness. What's happening where you are?
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A school that re-opened in Indiana has already shut down — after day one. This is the future of any school in a place where coronavirus is exploding, and it is ludicrous to even think about re-opening schools until this pandemic is under control:
One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?
Just hours into the first day of classes on Thursday, a call from the county health department notified Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana that a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive for the coronavirus.
A right-wing Texas legislator who railed against statewide coronavirus restrictions as “socialism” has nearly died. How long will these people continue to live in denial?
Florida keeps breaking its single-day death toll every day. Donald Trump went there — not to address the crisis but to host a fundraiser — and tried to have a mini-rally at the airport. Real mini: only a few dozen people turned out.
And the GOP leadership in the Senate refused to vote on a relief package, allowing the $600 expanded unemployment benefits for millions to run out, and then tried to blame Democrats, as usual.
What is happening where you are? I’ll be jumping in over the weekend.
"Run out" is right: Mitch's Bitches didn't just let our threadbare but critically important benefits expire, they left town with no resolution. Of course, they might get an earful from constituents if they stray from the Country Club, where they'll be celebrated for clamping down on these non-existent lazy bums sitting around at home eating bon-bons and reading movie magazines while turning down (non-existent) job offers.
The economy has fallen off a cliff and the only thing keeping America afloat was that unemployment insurance enhancement. Now that is gone. But stocks are fine! And that seems to be the only thing that matters the GOP Senators and Trump: that their crooked Wall Street casino remains aloft, which is hardly an accomplishment given the bucks the Fed is pouring in every week.
Their incompetence and lack of compassion for their constituents has no limits! They had months to out together a proposal to extend the assistance. They were banking on false hopes that the economy would pick up and they'd take credit for it. Also as you stated, plan b would be to blame the Democrats. The difference between republicans vs Democrats is: Democrats are there to serve the people, republicans believe they were elected to rule the people!