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« on: Today at 05:36:34 PM »

The media has been talking about the 1918 Spanish Flu. I knew that my grandmother’s brother, Lee Bradley, died of pneumonia in World War I.  So, I did a search.

On October 17, 1918, less than a month before the armistice, Private Lee Bradley, an African American soldier in the 546th Engineer Battalion, died of pneumonia, most likely due to the flu. Private Bradley’s body was eventually returned to Florida. He was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Alachua County, where his family lived.

How old is that video? I found it July 2014.   :no:

Oldsport, this is just so sad.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the coronavirus as it reached the United States in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, despite warnings at the time from public health experts and members of Congress about the spread of the deadly virus.

The outbreak “came up while we were tied down on the impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government, because everything every day was all about impeachment,″ McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

The Trump administration has been severely criticized for its slow response to the pandemic, especially for the shortage of coronavirus testing kits when the infection first spread to the U.S. from China. Trump initially downplayed the virus, comparing it to the seasonal flu and declaring it may go away on its own. The administration also has been criticized for not supplying needed protective medical gear for health care workers.

Asked about McConnell’s comment, Trump said Tuesday that he “certainly devoted a little time to thinking about” impeachment, but added: “I don’t think I would have done any better had I not been impeached. ... I don’t think I would have acted any faster.”


He said he was waiting for Trump to give the order. (I’m paraphrasing).

Politics / DeSantis finally orders 30-day stay at home order
« on: Today at 01:38:02 PM »
Details coming

Here's the Obama action that is referenced in the opening post:

Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama issued a rare criticism of the Trump administration Tuesday after it announced it's rolling back his signature fuel standards aimed at combating the climate crisis, saying Americans "have to demand better" of their elected leaders.

"We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can't afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall," Obama wrote in a tweet.

The comment is notable as the former President seldom publicly criticizes his successor, who has focused on undoing his legacy -- particularly his environmental and climate policies. Three years ago, Obama similarly lamented President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the landmark Paris climate agreement, saying the move adds the administration to "a small handful of nations that reject the future."

I agree with the request but don’t like it was shared with the public. Our enemies know now that weakness exist.

The media doesn't care.  Neither does soflo. She would love to see a carrier to sick to fight get attacked.

1. Who shared it with the media? It is my understanding the Captain of the ship sent the letter to the military.

2. I agree with Ken, its not like it's a big secret that people on ships living in close quarters are particularly susceptible to the virus. We've had plenty of new stories about how the virus is affecting cruise lines. On the other hand, I have heard how during World War I, the military did not disclose how many soldiers died of the Spanish Flu.

3.  I think media has an obligation to advise the country how the virus is affecting our servicemen. 

4.   The story has been shared by dozens of media sources, its ridiculous to suggest that Soflorattler is somehow being unpatriotic or careless by sharing it on this site.

I am pleased with the result. Undoubtedly, the  DeSantis will appeal this ruling to the State U.S. Supreme Court.(Trump is shaking in his boots about the prospect losing Florida.)

Admittedly, I thought the State had a good case based on the plain language of the amendment. However, I failed to give sufficient weight to the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against a poll tax. Soflorattler was right.

Once you allow felons to vote, you can't say felons who can afford to pay their fines can vote but felons who can't pay their fines can't vote.

I would say yes.

Felon voting appeal fails

TALLAHASSEE — Striking another blow against Gov. Ron DeSantis, a federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a ruling that felons who have served their time but are unable to pay “legal financial obligations” must be allowed to vote.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday turned down the Republican governor’s request for a full court review of a decision by a three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based court. The case involves a challenge to a 2019 Florida law that made felons’ voting eligibility contingent upon payment of court-ordered fees, fines and restitution.

The panel on Feb. 19 upheld a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle that the state cannot bar felons from voting if they are “genuinely unable” to pay the obligations.

Tuesday’s decision intensifies pressure for DeSantis’ administration to come up with a system to determine whether Floridians who register to vote are felons who have outstanding financial obligations and provide the information to local supervisors of elections, who have the authority to remove people from the voting rolls.

Florida lacks a single database where the information can be found, according to county clerks of court, elections supervisors and others. And court databases have incomplete or contradictory information, while some records may no longer exist, according to court documents and testimony. Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction in October and ordered the state to come up with a process to determine whether felons are able to pay financial obligations.


“The long and short of it is that once a state provides an avenue to ending the punishment of disenfranchisement — as the voters of Florida plainly did — it must do so consonant with the principles of equal protection and it may not erect a wealth barrier absent a justification sufficient to overcome heightened scrutiny,” judges Lanier Anderson III, Stanley Marcus and Barbara Rothstein decided.

« on: Yesterday at 06:30:28 PM »
Oldsport’s language is consistent with that of the most virulent White racist :(

He's clearly being groomed for the presidency.

Cuomo isnt anymore articulate than Keisha Lance Bottoms down here in Atlanta. Shes not getting hours of free coverage every day. :shrug:

 ::) groomed by whom? The DNC is too focused on this year’s election to be grooming someone for 2024.

Also, the governors of Florida, California, Michigan or Ohio aren’t getting hours of coverage either. BTW, Sister Bottoms is a mayor, not a governor.

Cuomo is getting hours of airtime on MSNBC too.

New York is the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, it might be valuable to keep abreast on how it’s being handled there. I think I heard there were three hundred deaths in New York in the last 24 hours.

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