Washington Post: Trump’s corporatist response to coronavirus shows no concern for national debt
A trillion here, a trillion there and soon you’re talking real money.
The national debt has surged from $20 trillion to $23 trillion since President Trump took office, even though the economy was at or near full employment, despite his campaign promises in 2016 to eliminate it altogether if he’s elected to two terms.
The Trump administration outlined a $1 trillion stimulus plan on Wednesday to respond to the pandemic, including $500 billion in cash payments to individuals and $300 billion toward helping small businesses, as well as $50 billion for bailing out airlines and $150 billion for other unspecified sectors. This will likely include hospitality, in which the president has a significant personal financial stake.
Mutant wearing a lanyard and a gas mask tip-toeing around the corpses littering the streets of Forbidden Quadrant X (formerly Alexandria, Virginia): Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the debt?!?
But what does the guy from The Big Bang Theory think about the ISIS beheadings??
Los Angeles Times:
On Sunday night, a Times reporter tweeted a photo
from a Samsung reception that showed the company’s rain machine misspelling the word “experience” (the falling water instead spelled “experiece”).
The image was retweeted nearly 400 times by Monday afternoon, with people making cracks about the missing N. “LEAVE SAMSUG ALOE,” one person tweeted.
Is it ethical for a journalist to report on the number of retweets she’s gotten?
“HAY MAYBE AMAZON SHOULD BUY THE POST OFFICE,” ponders newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos
I think it’s a shame that the controversy over Richard Cohen’s weird, racist editorial has overshadowed this gem:
I took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such
Fire up the computing machine, we’re taking the CyberJalopy down to the WebSaloon
New York Times Paragraph of the Month
Mr. Johnson is just one of many skilled cheese wits around the city. Just this month, in fact, a cheesemonger named Peter Daniels, known as The Doctor, briefly had to reel in his reference-studded musings at Westside Market after a nod to Nostradamus caused a customer to complain.