August 1 odds and ends
Health care, Trump, golf, unemployment benefits, Capito
Did I miss something on health care?
Two weeks ago today: President Trump told Chris Wallace he would be "signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan"— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) July 31, 2020
So what is President Trump doing today?
President Donald Trump is on the golf course at . . .
She’s “still the same old politician she used to be”
Senator Capito and the new Republican coronavirus aid bill
Yesterday, the Republican Senate unveiled its new coronavirus aid bill. One of the key provisions in the GOP plan deals with the jobless benefits provided to the unemployed:
In the new GOP plan, Senate Republicans propose cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 until states can bring a more complicated . . .
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Get out your tin-foil hats: Sinclair Broadcasting’s local television affiliates (ours is WTOV 9) to give credibility to a conspiracy theorist that argues that Dr. Fauci created the coronavirus
With evening update -- Sinclair delays broadcast
From CNN Business:
Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus.
The baseless conspiracy theory is set to air on . . .
Still more odds and ends from around the Web
Videos, Trump stuff, and higher education
Two videos worth a look
Kids, don’t try to pass your next history test with these ‘facts’ pic.twitter.com/Q7DK6pSG9K— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 5, 2020
Has anyone figured out the right way for Black people to protest? pic.twitter.com/tkGDJHvnx2— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 5, 2020
Impressive! . . .
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Defending and praising Congressman David McKinley
It is the least the Wheeling Intelligencer can do for an Ogden favorite
Two weeks after an event that was ignored by the paper when it happened, today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises local representative David McKinley for his actions.
On Tuesday, June 23, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress. In that hearing, . . .
Yesterday’s Wheeling papers told us that “West Virginia Governor’s Companies Get Millions in Coronavirus Loans” (with evening update)
Neither mentioned, however, that our local congressman’s company also received from $350,000 to one million dollars from that same PPP program
Tuesday’s local “newspapers” both featured a front-page Associated Press article about the money that Governor Jim Justice’s companies received from the federal government's coronavirus aid package:
Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package . . .
Hypocrisy is not confined to Republican senators
Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .