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(Politico)   The Department of Health and Human Services has decided they need to hire a contractor for a messaging campaign to "defeat despair and inspire hope" about Coronavirus, in what is in NO WAY a quarter-billion-dollar contribution to the Trump Campaign   (politico.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Public health, Vaccination, Vaccine, Health care, Influenza, Influenza vaccine, Barack Obama, internal HHS document  
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2020-08-31 10:50:18 PM  
What are they gonna do? Use stolen plans to rebuild Obama's time machine and go back and kill hair fuhrer before he meets the Russians?  Might work.
 
2020-09-01 3:09:48 AM  
I remember one of the wife's asshole Trumper cousins asking her to join a "Covid-19 Positive News Stories"  Facebook group. . It was anecdotal dreck from fellow humpers and Evangelicals mixed with lies and disinformation.

The gaslighting is in hyper-speed from the fascists already.
Hard pass. I wish I was joking that they've been openly silencing science for years.
 
2020-09-01 3:18:34 AM  
Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?
 
2020-09-01 3:29:14 AM  

koder: Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?


It's in the mail. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2020-09-01 5:48:30 AM  
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2020-09-01 6:46:36 AM  
$250 million would buy a pretty good chunk of testing and contact tracing...
 
2020-09-01 6:49:29 AM  

OldRod: $250 million would buy a pretty good chunk of testing and contact tracing...


But if you don't test, nobody gets sick!

/This is what MAGAts actually believe
 
2020-09-01 7:09:05 AM  
He only has a few short months to get his. Well, at least until he wins again.

Prove me wrong, 2020.
 
2020-09-01 7:23:35 AM  
What percent of this campaign is going to be 'trump was amazing!'? We're most likely paying for a campaign ad with tax dollars.
 
2020-09-01 7:26:01 AM  

rudemix: What percent of this campaign is going to be 'trump was amazing!'? We're most likely paying for a campaign ad with tax dollars.


Sorry, the Liberal Media has already informed us that Real Americans don't care about obscure stuff like the Hatch Act, so therefore the President is now allowed to turn every Federal agency into a branch of his personal election campaign and if you don't like it you can sue him when he stops being President.
 
2020-09-01 7:28:06 AM  

pkjun: rudemix: What percent of this campaign is going to be 'trump was amazing!'? We're most likely paying for a campaign ad with tax dollars.

Sorry, the Liberal Media has already informed us that Real Americans don't care about obscure stuff like the Hatch Act, so therefore the President is now allowed to turn every Federal agency into a branch of his personal election campaign and if you don't like it you can sue him when he stops being President.


More like "the Hatch Act is worthless because it carries no criminal penalty so you're asking Trump to enforce the rules on himself"
 
2020-09-01 7:30:24 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: koder: Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?

It's in the mail. What could possibly go wrong?


A universal lockdown with UBI, housing guarantees and Medicare for all will end the virus in a few short months.  President Biden will fix all of that.
 
2020-09-01 7:31:20 AM  
Grift grift, grift some more.

No one gives a fark if you grift some more.

Take what you can, whilst you can.

(I was trying for a song, but am listening to <insert the below song> and lost interest.)

Living Colour - Cult Of Personality (Official Video)
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2020-09-01 7:32:47 AM  
Jared's got this...
 
2020-09-01 7:33:05 AM  

MegaLib: Farking Clown Shoes: koder: Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?

It's in the mail. What could possibly go wrong?

A universal lockdown with UBI, housing guarantees and Medicare for all will end the virus in a few short months.  President Biden will fix all of that.


Sssshhhh that is what sane countries are do and are doing.  No way in the World the US can do the same. Sorry.
 
2020-09-01 7:35:07 AM  

MegaLib: Farking Clown Shoes: koder: Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?

It's in the mail. What could possibly go wrong?

A universal lockdown with UBI, housing guarantees and Medicare for all will end the virus in a few short months.  President Biden will fix all of that.


Not without Congress, he won't.

Also, you think Republicans in states like Florida or Texas are going to listen to a universal mask mandate" from anyone, much less a Democrat?
 
2020-09-01 7:35:08 AM  
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2020-09-01 7:35:35 AM  
Well, I hope every day that the plague rat motherfarkers will take this all seriously but right wingers are hell bent on murdering as many Americans as possible so they can get farked. Bulldoze all the shiat they love until they stop spreading their filth.
 
2020-09-01 7:38:56 AM  
Hard not to laugh when people bring up contact tracing.  Good luck doing that in this country when a good 30% of the people will refuse to tell you, and probably spit on your face if you persist.
 
2020-09-01 7:42:41 AM  
Is this the part where the turnips start the slash and grab of federal funds in earnest?
 
2020-09-01 7:47:38 AM  

Moooooo K: Is this the part where the turnips start the slash and grab of federal funds in earnest?


They started back on 21 Jan 2016.
 
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2020-09-01 7:47:43 AM  
They'll put that money to good use.  A whole $10K after the all the exec's cuts, kickbacks, taxes, etc.
 
2020-09-01 7:47:59 AM  

Summoner101: Moooooo K: Is this the part where the turnips start the slash and grab of federal funds in earnest?

They started back on 21 Jan 2016.


Er, 21 Jan 2017.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-09-01 7:48:26 AM  

Moooooo K: Is this the part where the turnips start the slash and grab of federal funds in earnest?


Um... that started during Bush Jr.'s regime.
 
2020-09-01 7:50:20 AM  
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/as if it could read
 
2020-09-01 7:52:32 AM  

OldRod: $250 million would buy a pretty good chunk of testing and contact tracing...


But people won't feel good about that and they won't have a nice slogan to rally around.
 
2020-09-01 8:09:33 AM  

Dahnkster: I remember one of the wife's asshole Trumper cousins asking her to join a "Covid-19 Positive News Stories"  Facebook group. . It was anecdotal dreck from fellow humpers and Evangelicals mixed with lies and disinformation.

The gaslighting is in hyper-speed from the fascists already.
Hard pass. I wish I was joking that they've been openly silencing science for years.


Most of my life. Condensing as best I can, I read and test quickly, was always the first or second person done when there was all-day testing at school. Always had reading material of my own to pass the rest of the day. There were repeated disciplinary actions as teachers didn't approve of my reading material available at conventional newsstands or libraries. Had a real good row with a Western Civ. teacher shortly after we'd covered the Bill of Rights asking how could I now trust his word on anything he'd been telling us.
 
2020-09-01 8:10:36 AM  
I can feel the despair being defeated and the hope being inspired already.

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/Likely quitting my job this week because my employer has decided everything is back to normal and everybody should come back to the office after Labor Day. I doubt I'll be able to work something out, even though 95% of my job can be done from home.
 
2020-09-01 8:12:50 AM  
Are they going to destroy despair with limpit mines?

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2020-09-01 8:13:16 AM  
So basically they're hiring the president. I mean, isn't this the president's job in these situations?

The president doesn't have to be the scientist coming up a vaccine or the engineer rebuilding after a natural disaster. Even coordinating those efforts is on cabinet members and other officials (who should be) appointed before disaster strikes.

When the disaster strikes, the president's #1 job is defeating despair and inspiring hope. Like, when asked if you have a message for the country, you dish out some pablum about pulling together and strength of the union and such. You don't attack the person asking the question.

This is admission the current president isn't fulfilling even the most basic of his duties.
 
2020-09-01 8:32:09 AM  
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"Don't Despair, Citizen. We will re-educate you in the proper way to bow patriotically! You will stay in this position until you have been properly indoctrinated, and no longer believe that racism exists!
 
2020-09-01 8:34:13 AM  

BilldaCat10: Hard not to laugh when people bring up contact tracing.  Good luck doing that in this country when a good 30% of the people will refuse to tell you, and probably spit on your face if you persist.


I'm going to go on facebook and post how I told that contact tracer lady that the only tracers I need come out of my AR.
 
2020-09-01 8:34:39 AM  

OldRod: $250 million would buy a pretty good chunk of testing and contact tracing...


Imagine where we'd be right now if they'd chucked $250 million at testing and contact tracing back in March when there were a hundred cases total.

Could have assigned a dozen plus people to contact trace every single case multiple steps and test everyone they'd interacted with, then wackamole any other cases that showed up.
 
2020-09-01 8:45:14 AM  
Worse than that, subby.

An attempt to both sway the election, as well as to use taxpayer-provided revenue to facilitate partisan propaganda in an attempt to undermine both Campaign Finance law as well as a corrupt attempt to grift/pay off Trump allies in PR firms, without using Trump's own funds or hit up the increasingly reluctant campaign donors, who may already be reading the writing on the wall.

MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/​?​search=Daniel%205%3A25-31&version=KJV
 
2020-09-01 8:51:06 AM  

rudemix: What percent of this campaign is going to be 'trump was amazing!'? We're most likely paying for a campaign ad with tax dollars.


"We have studied this thoroughly and if not for the Dear Leader there would be 17 billion people dead"
 
2020-09-01 9:28:56 AM  
But despair helps Biden win.  Let's focus on what's important here.
 
2020-09-01 9:32:05 AM  
The main part of the contract will be creating public service advertisements to persuade people to "engage in behavior that actively promote health behaviors or good citizenship."

Couldn't we spend some of that money promoting arson and looting instead?
 
2020-09-01 10:00:08 AM  
I was curious, so I did a short google research.

The Got Milk? ad campaign was launched in 1993 with a budget of $23 million per year. It's 27 years later, and the ad campaign is still going. If it spent the same every year it would have spent $621 million over that 27 year period.

$250 million seems like a pretty large budget for what's probably going to amount to a shiatty pamphlet and cheap TV commercial.
 
2020-09-01 11:48:04 AM  

koder: Elect Biden, COVID practically goes away with universal mask enforcement, testing, and temperature checks.  Also everyone gets money and healthcare from the rich.

There. Now where's my $250,000,000.00 check?


I'll tell them the same thing for $20. I just want some pizza...
 
2020-09-01 12:00:48 PM  
There's got to be some way to strip these grifters of their stolen tax money after the election.
 
2020-09-01 1:11:09 PM  
Yeah, $250 million to one of President Useless Asshole's taint-sniffing associates to make people feel better about the roaring garbage fire.

I didn't think I could hate them more, but I was wrong.
 
2020-09-01 2:13:40 PM  
The Conservative Party in Canada is not doing enough to discredit the corruption of Trump, while capitalizing on voters who wave Trump flags on our own Parliament Hill. I am worried the corruption is already here in the form of the Conservatives, not the form of the the Liberals. The Liberals don't wave the flags of a foreign power famous for corruption.
 
2020-09-02 5:16:41 AM  
Of Course!!  Why put together a pandemic plan of our own when we can hire an advertising agency to
dream one up for only $250Mil ??
And YOU said us republicans couldn't govern.. HA!
Whatcha think now, ya smartie-pants Lib?
 
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