Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Bounty, Indeed

NYT story

After groups of governors on the East and West Coasts announced Monday that they planned to work together in regional groups to decide when and how to reopen business, Mr. Trump invoked the film “Mutiny on the Bounty” in a Twitter post, likening the governors to mutineers who took over a ship from a captain they believed was abusing his crew.

I’m just going to point out that in said movie, the captain was, in fact, a nut job who was abusing his crew.

Friday, April 10, 2020


Congress needs to stop trying to shove everything in to one bill, hoping that there will be something in there popular enough to make it pass, and just start passing smaller bills that focus on some of the popular things that the country needs right goddamn now.

Reading that a bill to help small businesses failed because Democrats were trying to push for medical supplies and other funding in the same bill just feels so self-defeatist, to me. Yes, we need all those things, but half of something is ALWAYS better than all of nothing. Fight for everything, but take small wins if they’re what you can get, right now. Small business owners are people, and people are who we need to help.