Trump/McKinley Paycheck Protection Program edition
On Tuesday, our local congressman, David McKinley, retweeted the following from the GOP and the White House:
The #PaycheckProtectionProgram is helping small businesses across the country, especially the smallest and hardest hit.
In fact, 1 million out of the first 1.6 million #PPPLoans went to businesses with 10 employees or less. . . .
Today, the Wheeling Intelligencer finally ended its series on the thoughts of West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee
Exaggerations and highlights from four days and 2300 words
My understanding is that most universities have had to finish this semester online. While that task would present some difficulties, I searched and could not any other university leader who compared their planning to the 1944 D-Day operation or similar undertaking. (Even at universities that serve more students!)
Some . . .
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Mike Pence at the Mayo Clinic and other outrages
The VP at the Mayo Clinic
VP Mike Pence refused to wear a mask during his visit to Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, which requires all staff, patients, and visitors to wear a face-covering while at the medical center https://t.co/iYUBhf71Ch— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 28, 2020
Apparently, the clinic . . .
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Recently, Ogden's Nashua (NH) Telegraph and the Provo (UT) Daily reduced their print schedules. Will others soon follow?
Yesterday, the Nashua Telegraph told its readers that it would cease daily publication (as of today) and only print a Sunday edition. According to The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism:
Saying they are “accelerating our move into the future,” The Telegraph of Nashua is moving online and ending its print . . .
Trump stuff from around the Web
Lesson in non-verbal communication: “We stand behind the President”
Trending on Twitter, as I write this, is the Atlantic’s Trump compilation:
Brad Pitt as Dr. Fauci on SNL:
Two weeks ago, Dr. Fauci said that he'd want Brad Pitt to play him.
Two weeks later, Brad Pitt is playing Dr. Fauci on SNL. . . .
At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, President Trump suggested ultraviolet light and injecting disinfectants as possible treatments for the coronavirus (with updates)
Trump covered other subjects -- his briefing is news and yet there is no mention of it in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Here is some video from yesterday’s briefing:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? pic.twitter.com/dx6yJVqnyF— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 23, 2020
As doctors and Lysol were quick to point out, drinking or injecting a disinfectant is an incredibly dangerous thing to do.
Did our morning “newspaper” cover any of this? . . .
From President Trump earlier today
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
This is from the same president who reminded us last July 4th of the important role our airports played during . . .