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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich )

In other news, the "Justice" Department has dropped the criminal case against Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn even though Flynn pleaded guilty.

Meanwhile, another 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment in the last week, bringing the total number of jobs lost to at least 33.5 million.

Finally, ProPublica reports that Senator Richard Burr's brother-in-law also sold off his stocks on the same day before the coronavirus outbreak.

Sen. Richard Burr was not the only member of his family to sell off a significant portion of his stock holdings in February, ahead of the market crash spurred by coronavirus fears. On the same day Burr sold, his brother-in-law also dumped tens of thousands of dollars worth of shares. The market fell by more than 30% in the subsequent month.

Burr’s brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, who has a post on the National Mediation Board, sold between $97,000 and $280,000 worth of shares in six companies — including several that have been hit particularly hard in the market swoon and economic downturn.

A person who picked up Fauth’s phone on Wednesday hung up when asked if Fauth and Burr had discussed the sales in advance.

Forgive the light posting today. I'm under the weather in more ways than one. It's going to drop to 28 degrees tomorrow night with a chance for ice. In May! My head feels like bowling ball and I've been woozy all day. Just looking at the screen makes me feel pukey.

  • MadJuana

    Take care of yourself, JM. Hope you feel better quick-like.

  • Draxiar

    I hope you feel better!

  • Aynwrong

    Defeat Donald fucking Trump, install an actual Attorney General and charge the son of a bitch. R’s will scream injustice and fascism but fuck’em. They said that when Obama saluted while holding a cup of coffee.

    We’re not just trying to wrench the orange scumbag from office for the sake of schadenfreude (that’s a perfectly valid reason mind you). He needs to go so the nation can pick up the proverbial shovel and start digging our collective asses out from under. Another 3.2 million unemployed. Jesus…

    Of course Burr’s brother in law is skimming off the top for the sake of his stock portfolio. There’s no such thing as a good Republican. Doesn’t exist. Bigfoot at least comes with a blurry photo.

    • Scopedog

      We gotta charge a whole bunch of sons of bitches when Trump is voted out.

      And let the GOP scream–they can go take a flying fuck at the moon. The public outcry for heads to roll will be deafening. People who deliberately fucked things up and destroyed the foundations of our government should face the harshest punishment.

      • Aynwrong

        The problem will be getting Democrats in Congress to sound like that when/if they have the power to do something about it.