COVID-19, Day 145

Super excited about the news that the NRA might get dissolved. It’s about time. As far as I’m concerned, the NRA is a domestic terrorist group. It deserves to die.

COVID-19, Day 144

Finally took our car in for much needed service. It was overdue for an oil change back in March. 😬 But it’s better now. While I waited, I sat outside on a curb instead of in the waiting room because pffft eff that. But there were people in the waiting room! Like it was no big deal! Another 1,400 people died in the US today, but sure, share stale air with other folks and have some burned coffee. Why not?

Coronavirus pandemic sets women back amid unemployment, child care crisis – USA Today

Chabeli Carrazana:

In December 2019, when coronavirus was still but a distant headline in China, women surpassed men at 50.04% of the labor force.

It was a fleeting breakthrough.

Nearly 11 million jobs held by women disappeared from February to May, erasing a decade of job gains by women in the labor force.

In June, women regained 2.9 million positions, but those jobs, which are largely in the hospitality field, remain insecure as the spread of coronavirus forces new closures.

I wrote about this about a month ago. The pandemic is going to be absolutely crippling to American women.

The Deaths of 150,000 Americans Are on Trump’s Hands | The Nation

Elie Mystal:

That president, Donald Trump, will never pay for what he’s done. Oh, he might lose an election. He might even be compelled to leave office once he loses (though that is still kind of up in the air). But Trump will never be held criminally accountable for the deaths he has caused. We cannot calculate how many Americans would have died even if we did everything right versus how many Americans have died and will die because Trump has done everything wrong, but that number is large. The delta is monstrous.

I've been beating the criminal negligence drum for a while now. It's unconscionable that Trump and the GOP should be able to walk away from this disaster without being held to account.