Two hours after trump tweeted, "Re-Open the schools," Richard Corcoran, Florida's Commissioner of Education, appointed by Ron DeSantis, issued an emergency executive order requiring all of Florida's public K-12 schools to reopen in August.
Part of the executive order issued Monday, requires school districts and charter school governing boards to open brick and mortar schools at least five days per week for all students in August.
“We don’t want the guidance from the CDC to be a reason schools don’t open,” Vice President Pence said today at the sham Coronavirus Task Force press conference.
What in the HELL is the CDC--Center for Disease Control--supposed to do if not issue the guidelines and the policies for controlling the spread of diseases? Republicant logic? Mad scientist donald trump and the other "scientists" in the White House will issue "their" guidelines for re-opening schools since the ignorant president considers the CDC guidelines "too restrictive."
Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced New York schools will not re-open fully in August irrespective of what the ignoramus wants.
Nicole Wallace on her MSNBC show: Someone with trump's incompetence WILL NOT decide when my child goes back to school. Period!
Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show: The last person you can trust with the health of your children is donald trump.
Some of you ask what you can do? Some of you always ask, 'What can I do?"
How about-Boycott ALL Schools! Unfortunately, you cannot recall a governor in Florida, but you can make the political heat, real hot. If you do not want to Boycott, stand on the sidelines wringing your hand while saying, "Woe is us." Period!
Although, I am loathe to try and give you any advice, from time to time I will offer a few words for what they are worth. There is ignorance...there is stubborn ignorance...and there is Racist ignorance. I am going to focus on the last ignorance category...the Racist Ignorance.
I know when you voted for and elected donald trump, you really felt you were getting back at me and other Blacks, people of good will, and just plain good government because you felt intimidated by a quality Black President who served this country and served it well. And as much as many of you called President Obama a nigger and a baboon and a jungle bunny and the father of chimpanzees while married to a chimpanzee, and he was a Kenyan born in Kenya, you breathed a sign of relief when his 8 eminent years of leading this country were over.
You then celebrated the election of a Racist...your Racist...as you elected a president on the rebound who was going to “show them.” Us...me. And in your figuring, you thought donald trump would only do things to “hurt” Blacks...like taking that Affordable Health Care away from “them” since that is why he passed it...and inviting all those “coloreds” and “Negroes” to the White House, which you have selfishly claimed as “your house" and making speeches about Racism. How dare he? So never in your wildest dreams did you figure donald trump would do any thing to harm his loyal White subjects, after all he is anointed...” sent by God to straighten this country out.”
Well, and the purpose of this talk, your Racist ignorance has gotten you in a heap of trouble. Since you told him he was anointed, he felt he could do anything he wanted to do, and you would still support him. He has, and you do.
In addition to his scandals a day, he ignored the warnings of a very contagious virus even after President Obama left him the “playbook” to deal with it. He opined that it would disappear, and you believed him. That was 3 million Covid-19 cases and 130,000 deaths ago, in this international disaster called a pandemic.
The economy has tanked...you are out of work...your wife is out of work...your unemployment will run out soon...and your insurance...and he does not think you need any additional money...and on top of all that, he got his “sheep” Republicant governors to re-open their states in the midst of this deadly pandemic, even though their states were not even close to being able to handle a reopening.
Coronavirus cases have surged all over this country, helped along by his in-person campaign rallies which he got you to attend without masks and safe distances. And everywhere he has had a rally, Covid-19 cases have spiked.
Now he wants to re-open the schools, putting your children at risk. Re-open the schools he says, like re-opening the states. Certainly, as the pandemic extends itself into every nook and cranny in America, what is putting your children at risk if it means lying and saying America is ready to re-open, and all to help his re-election campaign?
That is why I call it Racist ignorance. You elected a Racist ...which makes you a Racist...never figuring his Racism will come back and bite you on your White Ass. Racist ignorance. Well guess what, his Cavalier Racist ignorance is now nibbling at your children. And does he care? NOT IN THE LEAST. It is called his Racist ignorance and your Racist Ignorance.
The Struggle Continues!
Lawrence O'Donnell just read in total, on his show, The Lawrence O'Donnell Show, MSNBC-July 8, 202-the last words of George Floyd from the transcript of a police camera before he was murdered by the Minneapolis police...about 5 minutes or so, maybe more. It was hard to listen to those words. Yet, they were respectful words, and George Floyd continued to say, "Please." The police words were disrespectful police words. George Floyd words were gut wrenching as he pleaded for his life, handcuffed with his hands behind his back, laying on his stomach, on the ground. I felt anger and bitterness and rage, and could not help but imagine if it were my son, or a friend, or me. Helluva moment in Television.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.