Minneapolis Burns. America Burns.

Say the Democratic Party politicians:  “Something inappropriate has happened.”

We say it was murder.  Again.   Even now, Donald Trump says he plans to send in the troops.   If looting starts, he will start killing more of the people of Minneapolis and anywhere else where the rule of capitalism is threatened.

We stand with the people of Minneapolis and all Black and Latino people in defense of their communities.

May 29, 2020

Florida Under Siege.

A personal story:

In mid- February 2020, my wife Rose and I were very sick.  We of course had heard of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, but that was on the other side of the world, nothing to do with us.  We just figured it was the flu or a bad cold.  Rose had spells of difficulty breathing.  One night, she couldn’t breathe at all.  While we considered calling an ambulance, a few hits from an inhaler got her breathing again.

One day, I started getting very weak, to the point where I couldn’t even stand up without desperately clinging to walls or furniture.  We called an ambulance, which took us to a hospital.  There, the hallways were packed with beds and patients waiting to be admitted.  Nothing moved.  A doctor told me that admission would take at least 24 hours.  Then he quietly confided that at St. Pete General, the waiting time was 72 hours.  Three days!  I got examined in the hallway, was pronounced not on the verge of death, given a prescription for TamaFlu, and sent home.

Something odd was going on.  But we had no idea.  We may have been very lucky.

Bodycount.

With Florida’s official death toll from Covid-19 standing at 1,898 (among 42,402 confirmed cases), Governor Rick DeSantis has appointed a Re-Open Florida Task Force, chaired by Florida Chamber of Commerce Chairman and CEO Mark Wilson, to get the state back in business in less than a week.

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