Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans

Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans
The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn't have expected.

It seems everyone but small businesses received PPP loans. I wouldn't be surprised to learn Putin received a PPP loan. - Christopher Blouzy tweet

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam Trump

God is punishing Bolsonaro with covid because even Brazil has a giant statue of white Jesus. - DKnight10000 tweet

It's all good!
Meanwhile, Facebook's Advertisers Flee Their Hate Filled Platform
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, on Tuesday promised in a blog post that the social media giant will get “get better and faster” at rooting out hate speech on its platforms.

I can’t believe the president is letting the people die and the confederate statues live. - Molly Jong-Fast

Republican Shenanigans

Tammy Duckworth lost her legs after fighting for this country. Tucker Carlson lost his bow tie after fighting with Jon Stewart. - Jeremy Newberger tweet

Jesus Said This to the Money Changers He Threw Out of the Temple: My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
A Dallas megachurch whose pastor has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump was approved for a forgivable loan worth $2 million to $5 million, according to long-awaited government data released on Monday.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally last month at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, whose pastor, Robert Jeffress, has been on Trump's evangelical advisory board.

Trump Freaks Out After Giant Statue of Obama Suddenly Appears on White House Lawn. - Andy Borowitz

Raise your hand 🤚🏻 if you didn’t have to pay someone to take the SATs for you. - David Cicilline tweet


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Trump Blames Increased Number of Coronavirus Cases on Math. - Andy Borowitz

Rock The Voter News

Excellent Idea Having Police Take Out Personal Insurance. It Sure Would Separate The Wheat From The Chaff
A New York state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require officers to obtain personal liability insurance as an incentive to crack down on police misconduct.
The legislation, introduced by state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx), would require all officers possess personal liability insurance to cover any lawsuits filed against them about excessive force, abuse, or other misconduct claims against them, according to a press release.

I will never forgive my grudge against the members of my profession who treated Hillary's Emails as if they were the most important issue facing voters in 2016. On my deathbed, I will still carry resentment for what they did to my country. - Ian Millhiser, Vox


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I'd love to know why Deutsche Bank gave trump an unsecured $2B loan when nobody else would touch him. - BrooklynDad_Defiant tweet

Business/Tech News

An oldie but a goodie

I would like to congratulate my colleagues at universities around the world.  You will now get to teach a lot of wonderful non-US students who would have otherwise come to school here in the US. Your leaders may not be perfect, but they are not as inept and malicious as ours. - Stephen Walt tweet, Harvard

So How's That Trade Deal With China Going...
The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, adding that "we're taking this very seriously."

If I die after I pay my rent, sit me on the couch till da 30th. - Cxlby_ tweet



Odd News

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