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"Heroes of the Pandumbic"

PostPosted: April 6th, 2020, 7:27 am
by toucana

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PostPosted: April 6th, 2020, 9:23 am
by Serpent
"The uproar has made this video unavailable in your country."
Uproar? Sweet little Trevor Noah?
I was curious about this, so I googled "Trevor Noah uproar".

Re: "Heroes of the Pandumbic"

PostPosted: April 20th, 2020, 8:18 pm
by TheVat
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ns/610261/

The crisis demanded a response that was swift, rational, and collective. The United States reacted instead like Pakistan or Belarus—like a country with shoddy infrastructure and a dysfunctional government whose leaders were too corrupt or stupid to head off mass suffering. The administration squandered two irretrievable months to prepare. From the president came willful blindness, scapegoating, boasts, and lies. From his mouthpieces, conspiracy theories and miracle cures. A few senators and corporate executives acted quickly—not to prevent the coming disaster, but to profit from it. ...

Re: "Heroes of the Pandumbic"

PostPosted: May 9th, 2020, 10:34 am
by TheVat
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/202 ... derly.html

More heroics - not wearing masks while people around you have fallen ill with CV19.

Re: "Heroes of the Pandumbic"

PostPosted: May 9th, 2020, 11:10 am
by Serpent
https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-western-countries-not-china-caused-biggest-delay-in-covid-19-response/

It was completely predictable that U.S. President Donald Trump would try to blame China for the fact that at least 30 million Americans are unemployed and 70,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. His polling numbers are down and the election is only seven months away. What else was he going to do? Blame himself?

That’s why we’re now getting the good old “yellow peril” defence, fresh from the late 19th century. As a memo sent out by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to Republican candidates put it: “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China travel ban — attack China.”