The Trump administration has mishandled PPE updated 5/8/20

They steal orders made by states. They use it for political purposes. They are totally incompetent.

Trump’s attack on the Post Office

Raising rates is a poor idea when so many people are suffering economically. Trump is just mad at Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon.com who also owns the Washington Post. In the past, presidents haven’t meddled in post office rates but everything is political to Trump.

Killing USPS would also eliminate mail-in voting which Trump opposes. Republicans want to make it harder to vote to preserve their power. They also want to privatize it but don’t understand or care that businesses would not want to take on money-losing routes.

Fox airs misinformation comparing coronavirus to the flu

People will listen to this crap. They won’t be cautious enough. They could make themselves and some of the rest of us sick.

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White House attacks the Voice of America

Kurosawa films on TCM on 4/1

TCM is running a series of films directed by Akira Kurosawa tomorrow starting with Drunken Angel. The star, Toshiro Mifune, would have been 100 years old this year. I recommend all of them but my favorites are:

Yojimbo and its sequel Sanjuro

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Trump lies about coronavirus tests

Trump claims nobody is saying there aren’t enough tests. Just another lie.

He blames it on Obama when the virus didn’t exist during the Obama years. Liar!

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