Good Friday morning.
Here’s what is on the president’s agenda today:
- The president visits tornado victims in Nashville, Tennessee
- President Trump participates in a roundtable with supporters at Mar-a-Lago.
Tests flown to virus-laden cruise ship
The Grand Princess cruise ship is hovering off the coast of California with 3500 passengers on board, some probably infected with the coronavirus. A military helicopter dropped the tests down to the ship and results should be available on Friday. “Princess Cruise Lines said fewer than 100 people aboard had been identified for testing,” reports AP. I’m sorry what? They aren’t testing everyone on the ship? Why not?
“Many of those people have recovered and are no longer showing flu-like symptoms,” Mary Ellen Carroll, the San Francisco Director of the Department of Emergency Management, said. “Once we have results from the (coronavirus) tests (that will be run Thursday), the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the state will determine the most appropriate location for the ship to berth. That location needs to provide for the safety of the surrounding community as well as the passengers.”
Some passengers on the ship were on the previous cruise with infected passengers. Seriously, WTF is going here? Why were these people not removed from the next sailing? I’m not a scientist but this doesn’t seem like a very aggressive move to contain the virus.
In other news, Politico reports, “A squabble is breaking out over whether respirator mask manufacturers need more protection from legal liability as the Trump administration presses them to ramp up production amid a major shortage during the coronavirus crisis.”
Guess who doesn’t want to extend liability protection to the mask manufacturers? “House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, viewed the effort as an expansive legal waiver and blocked it from being added to the final version.” Liability protection does not cover products the FDA does not regulate which includes the n95 masks.
Why on earth would a company panic-manufacture protection if some ambulance chasing liberal shyster can sue them out of existence because a room temperature IQ Democrat can’t use their mask correctly? Good grief.
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Elizabeth Warren drops out of the race
Oh no, Elizabeth Warren has dropped out of the Democrats’ presidential primary and now there’s no girl in the race. The media and the Democrats are distraught but hey, you guys didn’t pick the girl or the person of color, not the racist Trump Republicans. You own this.
So now the Democrats have two old white guys competing for the prize. It’s only a matter of time before Biden announces he’s got Amy! or that nutter Stacy Abrams as his VP to mitigate the old white guy optics.
Warren did not endorse a candidate after she tapped out of the primary. Why? Well I suspect Warren stayed in the race to screw Bernie for the DNC. Remember Warren is a Democrat unlike Sanders who is not. The party has more control over Warren and she’s not on bad terms with the establishment even though she talks a good game. So I think she agreed not to drop out and not to endorse Bernie to usher in the fake “Biden wave” and it was probably in exchange for some position or regulation.
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And that’s all I’ve got, now go put on some hand sanitizer!