MACRON

“I no longer have any intention of sacrificing my life, my time, my freedom and the adolescence of my daughters, as well as their right to study properly, for those who refuse to be vaccinated. This time you stay at home, not us.”

In France, those who do not get vaccinated will no longer be able to go to restaurants, cafés, cinemas and museums and get on airplanes or trains.  Alternatively, they will have to submit a negative test, which will no longer be free (€49 for the PCR, €29 for the antigen).

“We cannot make those who have the civic sense to get vaccinated bear the burden of inconvenience. The restrictions will weigh on others, those who for reasons incomprehensible in the country of Louis Pasteur, science and the Enlightenment still hesitate to use the only weapon available against the pandemic, the vaccine.”

Mais oui!  D’accord!  Vive Macron!

(And I don’t even speak French.)

Before you forward this to someone else as it was forwarded to me, please note that Macron apparently never said any of that (and has no daughters).

Perhaps he — and governors in our least-vaccinated states — should?



MADDOW

Condensed from the first minutes of Tuesday’s show:


In what universe is it possible that an American president has his campaign chairman arrested — that`s Paul Manafort — and his deputy campaign manager arrested — that`s Rick Gates — and his campaign manager arrested — Steve Bannon — and his national security advisor arrested — that`s Mike Flynn — and his personal lawyer arrested — that`s Mike Cohen — and his long-time political adviser arrested — that`s Roger Stone — and his campaign foreign adviser arrested — that`s George Papadopoulos — and his inaugural chairman arrested — that`s Tom Barrack, just arrested today — his inaugural vice chairman arrested — Elliott Broidy.

His private company indicted, the Trump Organization. The chief financial officer of his private company arrested, Allen Weiselberg. His foundation/charity shut down as a fraud, that`s the Trump Foundation. His “school” shut down after a fraud suit settlement, Trump University.

Not to mention during his one single term as president, not one, not two, not three, not four, but five of his cabinet secretaries were referred for federal criminal prosecution.

In all five of those cases, the Trump Justice Department that refused to bring criminal charges despite those criminal referrals.

Meanwhile, the lawyers who brought the lawsuits to try to get the courts to somehow overthrow the election results are all facing court sanctions and potential disbarment in at least four different jurisdictions.

His other personal lawyer, not the one who already went to prison, the other one, has just had his law license suspended in both New York and in Washington, D.C. for his role in making those same false claims before the court.

Oh, and he himself was impeached twice. That`s a record.

And he`s personally facing a criminal investigation under Georgia state law for interfering with elections officials in that state. We`re also awaiting a potential second round of indictments derived from these allegations of a years-long, multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme, that`s already led to the indictment of his company that bears his name and its long-time CFO.

I mean, not only is that not normal for an American presidency, like in what country IS that normal? Right?

And in what universe is that the person who you pick to be the prohibitive front-runner for the next Republican presidential nomination?


There’s lots more, in case you want to watch.



BONUS

Looks like New Yorkers may have selected the right guy:  Eric Adams Is Going to Save New York.

 

 

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