Grind for March 9th
“You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.” – Clint Eastwood
Biden: Pandemic Relief an ‘Opportunity’ to ‘Change the Global Warming Science’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta on Thursday night that the U.S. federal government’s economic recovery package was an “opportunity” to “fundamentally change the science relating to global warming.”
“One of the things that I think that we keep coming back to, and I’ve spent this morning talking to the docs that used to work with Sanjay in our last administration and heads of other entities that a, um, you know, it gets down to testing, it’s about testing, tracing, and treatment,” Biden said. “And so, we’re way behind on the testing piece and I don’t quite, I don’t quite understand why we’re taking so long to do the kinds of things that have to be done.”
“You know, there’s a uh, during World War II, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing uh, that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it’s called, he called it the, you know, the World War II, he had the war the War Production Board,” Biden continued. “I don’t know why we don’t set up something like a pandemic production board.”
Biden later said that minimum wages should go up and that there should be other wide spread changes to deal with the “systemic racism that exists” and “the systemic way in which we treat people who have not had the opportunity to get the education that they are entitled to.”
“One last thing, look, Anderson, you and I have talked about this,” Biden said. “We have an opportunity now to take in a recovery act, a real recovery, we can fundamentally change the science relating to global warming and we can create, seriously create, 10 million good paying jobs, we can do it, it’s within our power to do it.” Read more…
MI Governor Threatens Extending Coronavirus Restrictions Because of Protesters
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was considering extending social distancing guidelines in response to Michigan residents who protested her stay-at-home restrictions on Wednesday.
Whitmer called the protest in the state’s capital “irresponsible” during a Thursday night interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
“We might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they were protesting,” Whitmer said.
Thousands of Michigan residents streamed into Lansing on Wednesday to demand that the governor ease restrictions meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus and let them get back to work.
“When you see a, you know, a political rally – that’s what it was yesterday – a political rally like that, where people aren’t wearing masks, and they’re in close quarters, and they’re touching one another, you know that that’s precisely what makes this kind of a disease drag out and expose more people,” Whitmer said. Read more…
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