Tue, 3 March 2020
We’ll talk about Tuesday on Wednesday as usual. Meanwhile, please enjoy today’s KITM with David Waldman and Joan McCarter, from the safety of your own home:
@#&%! James Lipton actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, lyricist, etc. has died at 93. Last night, MSNBC overflowed with eulogies for Chris Matthews, who isn’t dead, but was found buried under years of bad behavior.
Speaking of dying, Alan Grayson believed the Republican health care plan was: Don’t get sick. And if you do get sick, die quickly. Grayson was wrong — the Republicans ended up having no plan at all. Pharmaceutical CEOs tried to give Trump a clue, but he avoids those like, well, you know.
Thanks Obamacare, for making the coronavirus vaccine free… so far. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act this fall, before the election, and before another flu season. A million hospital beds might seem like a lot... too bad we have a lot less than that, and most are filled already. So, the healthcare industry is pushing Congress to pay for the cost of mandatory quarantines of patients who might have coronavirus.
A judge rules that anti-immigrant loudmouth Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. Those are all pretty big words, so don’t expect much from Donald Trump. Roger Stone, sentenced to 40 months in Gotham State Penitentiary does deserve a little more, but co-conspirator Donald plans to give him less. You’d think someone would’ve seen this coming, and it turns out that it was the Founding Fathers.