A lot of people in Wisconsin are very happy that its Supreme Court invalidated the governor's stay at home order. CBS News reports that they flocked to bars and pubs to drink Pabst Blue Ribbon and breathe aerosolized saliva into each others' lungs.
The video from Nick's Bar shows patrons packed together, dancing and banging on the bar top. The video received nearly 60,000 views on Twitter before the tweet was deleted. And Nick's is not the only Wisconsin establishment to receive a flood of visitors.
CBS Milwaukee affiliate WDJT was at Buzzard's Nest in West Allis, which was filled with people who were eager to get out of the house after more than a month of isolation.
One bar-goer, Hayden Krueger, said he feels safe and was happy to get out. "It's been kinda boring sitting in my house, I love my fiancée but there's only so much we can handle from each other without having interaction with other people," Krueger told WDJT.
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may be on a ventilator.
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In a more normal timeline, each one of these wack-ass tweets from impeached president Donald Trump would be their own news cycle. But this is no normal timeline. Read the rest
Democrats also propose $50 monthly discounts with low-income broadband fund
• Dr. Anthony Fauci is expected to warn states Tuesday in Senate testimony prematurely reopening economies will cause “needless suffering and death.”
Donald Trump is having a very anxious day. Read the rest
At least one of the older white men in this photograph has had close repeated exposure to a person with COVID-19. Read the rest
The stupid is what hurts the most. The stupid will eventually break me. Must. Not. Break.
Yet again, impeached president Donald Trump has tweeted something obviously untrue and unbelievably dumb. Read the rest
New jobs report from U.S. released on Friday:
JOBS LOST IN APRIL: 20.5 million
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 14.7%
This is the worst U.S. jobs report since the World War II era. Read the rest
Elon Musk's electric car company plans to reopen its one and only factory in the United States as soon as Friday, for 'limited operations,' in a county where coronavirus lockdown is ongoing. Read the rest
Donald Trump's thoroughly corrupt Justice Department today dropped its criminal case against Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, who pleaded guilty previously to lying to F.B.I. agents about his conversations with a Russian diplomat.
The Justice Department said it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn.” Read the rest
• Justice Dept. asked justices to temporarily halt lower-court order, saying executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if the evidence is disclosed.
“The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block Congress from seeing grand jury secrets gathered in the Russia investigation by Mueller, saying the executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if lawmakers see the evidence,” writes Charlie Savage at the New York Times. Read the rest
Impeached U.S. President Donald Trump spoke today with Russian crimelord Vladimir Putin today, ostensibly to mark the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, but one wonders what other information may have been exchanged, don't one. Read the rest
Brazil's Trump, right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, formally authorized deployment of military forces in the Amazon rainforest region, purportedly to fight deforestation and fires. Surely the massive influx of armed troops to the region populated by indigenous people won't result in coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths. The decree was published in the government gazette today. Read the rest
The head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the risk of returning to coronavirus lockdowns remains ‘very real’ if countries don’t manage their transitions extremely carefully. Read the rest
“The notion that everyone needs to be tested for the coronavirus is nonsensical,” said Donald Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany today. Her explanation: because COVID-19 tests would have to be given over and over again.
The stupid, it burns.
This is an obvious nonsensical lie, and contradicts what public health experts and the obvious basics of science and math tell us about COVID-19. Read the rest
Sophia Thomas, the head of the Natl. Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners:
'PPE has been sporadic, but it's been manageable'
Donald Trump, a president:
'Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other people.' Read the rest
“I put a mask on—yeah... I can’t help it if you didn’t see me.” — Trump
Whistleblower says Trump White House ignored coronavirus warnings