Quarantined Journalist Really Starting To Annoy Family By Calling Them Racists All Day
"Things have been a little tense lately in the home of journalist Todd Norbert. Normally, Norbert, a reporter for the New York Times, would be attending White House briefings or other major press conferences, looking for any excuse to accuse public figures of racism. Unfortunately, ever since being quarantined due to COVID-19 concerns, the news writer has been unable to leave his home to vilify politicians for using terms like “Chinese coronavirus”.
Undaunted, he has been forced to innovate and adapt, scouring his own household for signs of hate and prejudice.
When his seven-year-old daughter asked if he wanted to play a game of Chinese checkers, he heroically slapped the game board out of her hands and scolded her: “Mentioning the point of origin is racist! Just call it ‘weird checkers’ or ‘the version of checkers that is nothing like regular checkers’!”
Later that same evening, his wife announced, “Look, honey! I had Mexican food delivered!”
“Wow, Kathleen,” Norbert said, standing up and waving a finger in her face, “just… wow. Don’t call it ‘Mexican’ food! Mentioning Mexico is irrelevant and damaging to marginalized Latinx culture! Call it by its scientific name: ‘Tacos’!”
Norbert didn’t end up getting any tacos that night, and at publishing time was sleeping on an Ottoman, which he calls a "small foot couch.'"
Chris interviewed Dr. Fauci about the use of the drugs Trump has discussed.
STIGALL: "If you're a doctor listening to me right now and a patient with coronavirus feels like they want to try [hydroxychloroquine] and you're their doctor, you're not Anthony Fauci the guy running the coronavirus task force, would you say 'alright, we'll give it a whirl'?"
FAUCI: "Yeah, of course, particularly if people have no other option. These drugs are approved drugs for other reasons. They're anti-malaria drugs, and they're drugs against certain autoimmune diseases like lupus. Physicians throughout the country can prescribe that in an off-label way. Which means they can write it for something it was not approved for."
STIGALL: "Would you, as a doctor, prescribe this for your patient?"
Sanders charges forward with 2020 bid despite long odds
Joe with his parchment skin stretched tight over his death skull with his rictus grin is not gaining traction with his full dementia act. At least Bernie has some vigor.
Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt complains women can't get hair, nails done
Or something, maybe it was just a twinge of indigestion. Sorry, but if this is the first thing that crosses your mind, you are a mindless bimbo.
This is the definition of myopic First World Problems.
New Orleans mayor slams Trump for not telling them to ax Mardi Gras
Grow up, you are responsible for the health and well being of the people in your state.
Transit agencies need $25 billion to infect us with Wuhan Flu
Most cities should shut down their transit and move to reimburse the poor for ridesharing/taxi trips (the cities should negotiate prices and offer the poor transportation use cards with which to pay for their transportation). Most bus, train, rail, streetcar, tram, and other services should be eliminated. To the extent they remain, they should be privatized, which would trigger repricing at actual market prices.
Here in greater Portlandia, people squawk when I make this argument because they believe that roads will become clogged with autos. But the reality is all transit in the metro area only carries about 2% of all daily trips and about 7% of rush-hour trips. So, go down to your local road, and during the day count 100 cars, then fictitiously add 2 cars to represent the daily transit load. Does that change anything? Nope. Do the same at rush-hour but add 7 cars. Ask yourself, "does that change anything?" Not much.
Yet the cost of transit is astronomical. Portlandia recently built a bridge over the Willamette River, which cost 1 billion dollars, for a light rail line that extends 7 miles and which cost another $500 million dollars for a total cost of $1.5 billion. The fare does not even cover the daily rider use cost or daily maintenance. It is a joke. In 30 years, the city will need to rebuild most everything on the line except the bridge. These are dollars the city does not have. But that will not last much more than 90 years so even that will have to be rebuilt with money the city does not have. Did I say no one rides this light rail?
All light rail in the Portlandia metro area accounts for about 1.3% of daily trips. More people travel by skateboard and other weird alternative transportation mechanisms than travel by light rail. More than twice as many people travel by bike than travel by transit. Yet transit is the most expensive and capital intensive transportation in the city.
We've lost our minds.
I am optimistic that the Wuhan flu will begin to change minds and help us understand that these antiquated 19th-century transportation mechanisms need to go. Progressives need to stop facing backward in time yearning for the olden days and begin to look forward to the future and progress.