Out d'Coup | Biden Endorsements; RIght-Wing Death Cults Protest; COVID-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes; State GOP Tries to Re-Open PA as Part of Tea Party 2.0; Apollo 13; Free Will Brewing Online Store
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Bernie endorses Biden. Then Warren endorses Biden.
Over 22 million Americans have now filed for unemployment.
The United States has more cases than the next four countries with the largest outbreaks.
Rabid right-wing death cult enthusiasts protest stay at home orders and other restrictions on their individual ‘Merican freedom. Notable Protests took place in Michigan, Ohio, New York, and North Carolina featuring - you guessed it - “Don’t Tread on Me” banners, Confederate flags, guns, and Fox News talking points. They want to get back to work and embrace whatever the virus may bring. Not only does this show the anti-human tendency at the base of the Republican base, but it also shows the bankruptcy of right-wing ideology and the shock doctrine. In the wake of more than 30,000 deaths and staggering unemployment rates, some people think that their only choice is to risk their lives to get back to their crappy jobs. More protests are planned for Texas, Oregon, and California. I sure as hell someone will be tracking these clusters of pro-pandemic tools.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 85% of Americans are either very concerned or somewhat concerned that they or someone they know will get the coronavirus - up 31% from March. A Pew Research poll found that 73% of Americans think the worst impacts from the coronavirus are yet to come. In the same poll, 66% worry that the government will lift restrictions too soon, worsening the outbreak.
On Thursday, the PA Dept. of Health reported that the Commonwealth had 1,245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 27,735. At least 707 people have died as a direct result of the coronavirus.
About half of PA deaths have occurred in nursing homes, which is causing alarm across the state.
All residents at the Montgomery County-based nursing home, Phoebe Wyncote had to be evacuated to a facility in Lehigh County because so many of the staff tested positive for the virus. As of Wednesday, 77 nursing home residents have died. That’s 64% of all deaths in MontCo.
306 long-term care facilities have confirmed coronavirus cases. At least 3,290 residents and at least 394 employees have been infected. At least 365 long-term care deaths have been reported.
The PA GOP continues to be committed to the crazy train. Gov. Wolf yesterday announced plans to veto a bill passed by the Republican legislature that would have businesses open sooner than Wolf’s April 30 date.
On Monday protesters from “Reopen Pennsylvania” will be doubling down on the PA GOP’s and Trump’s rhetoric on reopening the economy. This astroturfed movement has connections to Betsy DeVos funded organizations in Michigan.
And good news for anti-planet industries. Shell says that it will bring back 500 workers at the Beaver County cracker plant next week to continue construction. Beaver County has seen recent spikes in coronavirus cases.
This week, NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s “successful failure.” Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, in an attempt to bring a third crew of U.S. astronauts to the moon. However, just three days into the mission, an explosion vented much the ship’s oxygen supply into space. The crew carried out a harrowing emergency return to Earth in one of the most dramatic stories of the early space race. Given the coronavirus shutdowns, NASA has released a documentary called Apollo 13: Home Safe, available free online.
Garcia’s Forest is back at Free Will Brewing and is available for pick up in their online store! Garcia’s Forest is a Hazy IPA brewed with flaked oats and wheat, hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Chinook. No milk sugar in this one. A bit of a cross between new age hazy IPA’s and classic west coast renditions, this one’s full on body and flavor with notes of dank grapefruit, tangelo, white peach, and honeydew melon. 7.1% ABV
Kurant Cider Mimosa - Dry Bubbly Cider with Orange, is also now available in their online store! This is the first time they’ve offered this one out of the taproom, joining the Kurant line up with Bees and Earth. Free Will is open for ta