Slog AM: Democrats Pitch Stimulus Deal as Win, Seattle Is 5% Stupid, Prince Charles Catches Bug



What's with the Schumer hate in that caption? Seems that he (and other Dems) kept Trump, etc from raiding this trillion dollar trough.


Hah! Where does your mom live, where she can leave a package sitting around outside for a day without it being stolen? Nowhere around any major city, that's for sure.


I'm glad congress at least agreed upon some oversight for the slush fund, that part was giving me the most anxiety. This morning the Seattle Times reported that the types of spikes in cases seen elsewhere in the world is not happening in Washington, which is a good sign. Keep your fingers crossed (and washed).


This bailout is for the rich.


you forgot this story on CNN....


Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 12:18 PM ET, Wed March 25, 2020
Watch Trump's evolution on coronavirus response

(CNN) "Here's an indisputable fact: President Donald Trump is as popular today as he has been since his first day in office.

"In a new Gallup poll, 49% approve of the job Trump is doing as president, matching the highest his approval rating has ever been in Gallup surveys. A Monmouth University poll released on Monday showed Trump at 46% approval, again the best he has done in that poll in more than three years.

"What accounts for Trump's rise? Simple: His response to the coronavirus crisis.
In the Gallup poll, 60% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing in handling the crisis.
Six in 10 independents approve of how Trump has done on the coronavirus as do more than 1 in 4 (27%) of Democrats. In the Monmouth poll, 50% say Trump has done a good job with coronavirus.
The heightened approval for how Trump has managed this crisis -- particularly among independents and even Democrats -- is what is pushing up his overall approval numbers, which have been largely stagnant for years."

sorry haters and blamers;
Americans recognize and appreciate what Our President is doing for the nation and love him for it.


@5: You seek the comfort you need honey during these times. We won't judge you.


now that's the old Red we know and love


We're in a crisis, stop picking fights with fish!

And everyone (not just Rich)

If you have some free time, try reading the Fishing Poet by Harrison (Smitty) Smith
ISBN: 1-887153-04-7


Because This is as good a place as any

Read these too

Woody, Cisco & Me by Jim Longhi

Those ho Wander by Vivian Ho

The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John (Chick) Donohue

Overstory Zero by Robert Leo Heilman

Eastern Span by Rick Paulas


@5 still gloats about the misery of others. Fine. What is Russia like the days Troll?




Taking a step back from politics, Trump's promise a week or two ago that every adult will have $1000 check mailed to them within 2 weeks may severely hurt the gullible. I cringed when I heard it, knowing some people would make life decisions based on that money (look, I can buy groceries and still have that money by the time the rent's due). Now it's only for certain people, and won't likely arrive until "at least May".


Also I know it's fun to rub the MAGATs faces in the fact that Socialism is saving our economy, for the second time 12 years mind you, but as our trolly troll sock puppy's increasingly unhinged rants make clear the MAGATs are aren't handling this well, so out of the kindness of my heart, instead of calling the "stimulus" Socialism, I've taken to sometimes just calling it:

"The Collective Action Of Society, Administered Through The Government To Help Those In Need"


"It's time to shame your neighbors."

And what if our neighbors have already had the virus, recovered, are now immune, and thus have no valid reason to remain isolated? Because the closer too/further from the apex we get, the larger that number becomes, and the more pointless the isolation.


@13: First off this is a time for collective action, and at this point few people would kno they've had COVID-19, and of course the virus itself could ell be on their clothes or skin, they could be spreading it, people ill need to go out, to the market, d
DR, what have you, the fewer people how go out the less the virus will be spread.


When the GOP controls 2 of the 3 veto points, you're going to get terrible legislation. At least they'll have to throw consumers a few crumbs as they run out the door under the weight of all that cash.


As for Trump, just imagine where his popular support would be if he could stop acting like such an ass for just a few days. A dipshit like George Bush could get it up into the 90s after 9/11.

Good thing there's no danger of that with our gibbering glob of cholesterol.


@14, it's time for using your head. Not this Hester Prynne public shaming bullshit.


GOP essentially offers to buy future votes for $1200 each.


14 You might have herpes from that toilet seat, too. Better get a check-up.


You know it's not even remotely a done deal. The Senate has not held and official vote. The House will have to vote as well. Then Trump has to sign it. And according to the IRS people expecting payments will get them in May (if they get them at all). I seriously wish they would stop saying something has been done until, you know, SOMETHING HAS ACTUALLY BEEN DONE.

And most of that $500 Billion? Supposedly going to Boeing. Because Boeing definitely needs to be bailed out after making airplanes that fall out of the sky.


13, We don’t know if covid infection confers lasting immunity yet, and people need to take this shit seriously because we are all getting conflicting information, often from people with ulterior motives. Just fucking stay home for a few weeks, it’s not that hard.


BTW Rainier is not a state park, did you mean national parks?


@22 -- It's both. Some state parks are closed, some national parks are closed. By "closed" I mean that some parking lots are closed (e. g. you can still access Mount Rainier National Park you just can't park at Paradise). I believe the same is true for some state and city parks.


@19: I think that's in invalid comparison.


It whips ass that the official GOP position is if you give people unemployment they will be too lazy to work and we need to immediately give Wall Street billions of dollars.

Can we just give people billions of dollars and they will use it to buy stuff and create jobs or no?


The Huffpost article on this today mentioned that the bill had to specifically exclude the Trump Crime Family as well as Congress and their families from collecting any of this so-called largesse.

Which seems like a grand admission that the emoluments clause has been tied up and soundly abused these last 3 years or so.

Normalizing graft and corruption, anyone?


@SOMUCHWINNING -- "The heightened approval for how Trump has MIS-managed this crisis -- particularly among independents and even Democrats -- is what is pushing up his overall approval numbers... " There -- fixed you're typo. Your welcome.

From Democracy Now!, here's more on
trumpfy THEE WORST "president"
in our History. (so far):

"Here in New York, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the Trump administration Tuesday for failing to respond to the magnitude of the crisis.

Governor Cuomo says hospitals are already encountering shortages of equipment, including ventilators crucial to keeping patients alive when COVID-19 cases peak — which officials now predict could come in as little as two or three weeks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 'FEMA is sending us 400 ventilators. Four hundred ventilators? I need 30,000 ventilators. You want a pat on the back for sending 400 ventilators? What am I going to do with 400 ventilators, when I need 30,000? You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators!'"

Cuomo's math may be off, a shade, but The Gist is what counts.

"After Cuomo’s criticism, Vice President Mike Pence said the federal government was sending 2,000 ventilators to New York.

So, trumpfy FOLDED.
From a teensie-weenise bit of pressure from NY's Governor.
That Showed 'em, "Prez"!

"Speaking on Fox News, President Trump hinted that more federal aid might be contingent on Cuomo — and other governors — ending their criticisms of the White House."

Translation: If you want Free Shit from ME
you gotta bow and bend thee Fuck
over and Praise ME, Fake "prez."
Welll, unless you're on teevee speaking to MILLOOINS OF Americans.
Then, I'll QJINTUPLE the figure.
But still, tell you to STFUA.

"President Donald Trump: 'No, I think we’re doing very well. But, you know, it’s a two-way street. They have to treat us well also.'"

Meaning: Criticism is
NOT Allowed in the USA
Not while I am (Fake) 'president."
But if ya DO, I'll cave.

Yeah. We got us a Real Winner alright.
Your "credibility" has gone buh-bye, Hater/Blamer\Whiner
[do you go by both, or do you actually prefer one over the other?].


More Missmanagement:

trumpfy believed China's Ruler, Xi,
over OUR own Intelligence services
about the Seriousnes of Corona virus
China was experiencing, and when Xi
pulled a trump* (lied to him) trumpfy 'lost face.'

Like he had one in the 1st place.

So, on Xi's advice/trumpfact, over all that Money we spent on our own Intelligence services, Fake "prez" decided it was NO Big Deal and fucked around -- FOR A FUCKING MONTH -- and didn't take the Pandemic -- and he was told, in December, that was what it might turn into -- he didn't take it Seriously till the Stock Market tanked, and then, and only then, did he decide, well, maybe there IS a Problem here.

So Stable Genius put the idiot Vice "prez" "in charge" of the whole thing. The same Mike Pence who cause the needless Deaths of AIDS sufferers -- who could have been saved had we followed South Korea's most recent example, when they realized they had a runaway Virus on their hands.

(Interestinglhy enough, both South Korea AND the United States found out they had a possible pandemic on their hands -- THE SAME FUCKING DAY.)

Compare South Korea's response with ours,
SOMUCHWINNING. I can see why you think
FAKE "prez" is doing a "great job" :

You're Clueless.

But, by all means, don't let that
stop you from making a
Fool of yourself here.

*trumpfy has never forgiven him for it
so, for Revenge, he calls COVIC-19
the "China Virus."

A child, trump is.