I'm A Landlord. Am I Morally Obligated To Waive Rent During The Pandemic? Tabs, Fri., April 3, 2020
Trump ended pandemic early warning system to detect novel coronaviruses that had been working ... with Wuhan. — LA Times
Okay, so if I have this right ... we are sending the national stockpile to businessmen, and THEN the states are bidding on it? Jesus fuck I hope I'm too many drinks in and got this entirely wrong.
This is so important for everyone to understand. This explains why Governors say: I'm not getting the supplies I ne… https://t.co/kRtwYL78WK— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1585866724.0
Oh, sorry, Jared explains it. It's HIS stockpile.
JARED KUSHNER: "The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be… https://t.co/Eo4EtTEmSF— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1585869361.0
FEMA: Those 100,000 ventilators we promised will be ready in ... June. Cool, maybe Jared can make some money on them then. — Politico
Elizabeth Warren wants $15.5 billion to help homeless people through the pandemic. (HuffPost)
GOOD NEWS! Did you notice, coronavirus murdered your robocalls? (LA Times)
I just ... okay.
Trump blasts Schumer in a letter the White House just released. "I've known you for many years, but I never knew h… https://t.co/i2LAnfAIUm— Allan Smith (@Allan Smith) 1585865509.0
"America's political dysfunction is rooted not in ideological polarization, but in the Republican Party's conviction that it alone should be allowed to govern." — Adam Serwer at The Atlantic
Well I hope my tiny local bank doesn't decide not to participate in the stimulus bill's Paycheck Protection Program! I've already applied! You should apply too, that includes self-employed people and gig workers. (Politico)
But it probably won't, because here's the Treasury Department's factsheet (note the pdf title: "Microsoft Word - PPP--IFRN FINAL"), and banks are going to make a killllllling (three to five percent of each loan, for "processing" that won't cost them a cent when they don't have to verify any info, and they're not on the hook for a penny of it).
AND YET! If the IRS doesn't have your bank account on file, you might not receive your stimulus checks until September. Here's hoping they put a widget on the site to let you add your account number, CRAZY FACE MOTICON. (Washington Post)
Say bye-bye to Navy Captain Brett Crozier, the dude whose letter about his sick sailors leaked to the SF Chronicle. (Washington Post)
This is weird you guys. Peter Baker of the New York Times said a true!
More than 100,000 Americans are expected to die after a slow initial government response to the coronavirus pandemi… https://t.co/I926nTqL1p— Peter Baker (@Peter Baker) 1585861484.0
Defense Sec Esper has his "Donald Rumsfeld moment." — Spencer Ackerman at Daily Beast
You're not alone. This shit's fucking up all of us. It's science! — WaPo
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