Hoovervilles Are The New Trump Towers

Hoovervilles are the new Trump Towers

Everything is terrible, our alleged representational gubmint is not working (thanks for the urgency, Mitch), the safety nets are destroyed, we are being stalked by a killer virus, the Plutocrats are making a killing while killing us, and Hair Füror is crazily counting on crushing us as his route to victory.

Let’s start with the newest crisis the big Whammy is coming:

Columbus, Ohio, has turned part of its convention center into an evictions court. Denver is creating a handful of designated campsites for homeless people. And Milwaukee saw a 17 percent increase in eviction filings last month after a state ban lapsed.

Cities across the country are bracing for a surge of evictions as a four-month federal moratorium that has protected millions of tenants from losing their homes in the middle of the pandemic expires Friday [Ed Note – That would be last night. –TG] at midnight, with no relief in sight from Congress.

I got my eye on a sweet refrigerator carton down by the underpass. It’s a fixer-upper, but has potential. But, never fear! Amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch is on it!

“The White House and Democrats have said they want a deal by the end of the month, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggested Friday that reaching an agreement could take several weeks, a timeline that could leave many unemployed Americans severely exposed.

“‘Hopefully we can come together behind some package we can agree on in the next few weeks,’ McConnell said at an event in Ashland, Ky.”

Emily Dickinson said that Hope is the thing with feathers, Mitch, but I’ll gladly give you the bird.

Meanwhile the Trump-Virus rages on as 4M+ Americans have been infected with the Trump-Virus and 145,000+ Americans have died.

But a vaccine is on the way, right? Right.

Corporate Insiders Pocket $1 Billion in Rush for Coronavirus Vaccine

“The race is on to develop a coronavirus vaccine, and some companies and investors are betting that the winners stand to earn vast profits from selling hundreds of millions — or even billions — of doses to a desperate public. Across the pharmaceutical and medical industries, senior executives and board members are capitalizing on that dynamic.

“They are making millions of dollars after announcing positive developments, including support from the government, in their efforts to fight Covid-19. After such announcements, insiders from at least 11 companies — most of them smaller firms whose fortunes often hinge on the success or failure of a single drug — have sold shares worth well over $1 billion since March, according to figures compiled for The New York Times by Equilar, a data provider.”

But at least Hair Füror’s Gestapo has backed off, right?

“Thousands of Portlanders amassed late Friday downtown and witnessed another tense face-off with federal officers, who used tear gas and shot impact munitions toward protesters.

“The Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse has been the site of repeated overnight confrontations between federal officers embedded inside and demonstrators gathered outside. Many people pushed the fence and some protesters threw objects over it, and at one point early Saturday, a successive series of fireworks sent from the crowd exploded past the courthouse fence. …

“The looming predictability of tear gas deployed by federal officers has prompted protesters to prepare more each night, in part by bringing leaf blowers to deflect the gas toward officers and stop it from spreading.

“The federal force has also refueled the turnout at the demonstrations, which started in late May after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. At least 4,000 people poured Friday night into the city’s core. It was the largest crowd since early weeks of the protests that started 58 days ago.”

But at least it’s only Portland, right?

It’s a perfect storm of incompetence and eff-uppery. We’re heading towards a bigger homeless crisis (let’s be honest, we’ve been in one since St. Ronnie made greed good) as a pandemic is cutting through us like a hot knife as we enter the Second Great Depression.

Maybe we could use some of that winning hearts and minds.

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14 Responses to Hoovervilles Are The New Trump Towers

  1. roket says:

    I suppose it’s a good thing that the DHS budget can absorb the cost of contracting out mercenaries?

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  2. Does no one have sympathy for the poor abused landlords, aka rentiers, with their unrented and unaffordable properties? How are those mortgage payments coming along among the poor abused rentiers?

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    • beckymaenot says:

      Right? If their regular renters are unemployed and kicked out, WHO exactly do they think will be able to move in and take the evicteds place?

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      • Trust the banksters to buy all of those unrentable properties for dimes or less on the dollar and then resell them at action! Rinse, repeat.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        sharti – where oh where will you find said buyers? Huddled ’round the campfire, down at the local Park, next door to the Gov’t Relief Center, where they hand out the gubmint cheese? My idea is that sure, the Banksters will snatch up the higher-end props for resale, but any MASS buy-ups will require the Feds to step in, and guarantee (thru HUD, or Fannie or Freddie Mac) that their purchases will not have been made in vein, er, vain, and that at the very least, there will be sufficient occupancy to justify the whole arrangement

        So, once again, they got us comin’ and goin’, with the Banks buying up the housing with the money they’ve made off of us suckers, while we have to pay again just for a humble commode, er abode, within which we can huddle for ever after….in order for us to work on a Gov’t “Work Farm,” and pay taxes to – you know it! – subsidize the Banksters!

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  3. Ten Bears says:

    Gotta’ admire the leaf blowers. I’m not entirely convinced non-violent protest will solve the problem, but you gotta’ admire the leaf blowers.

    The penultimate fuck you.

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    • beckymaenot says:

      10B-
      I am not convinced that the protests will remain non-violent once people are turned out of their homes in large numbers.

      The cronies continue to rake in the big bucks, profiting from the pandemic, while the regular folks suffer. Those who don’t die from the Trump virus- but still can’t find a job, pay their rent or find a new place to live- -these will be the ones who completely lose their shit. These are people who will be violently angry because they did what they were supposed to do- they worked hard, paid their taxes, bought houses, rented nice places, trusted in the American dream- and still the government has left them to fend for themselves. This government- who knows that these people are unemployed for no fault of their own- still doesn’t care enough to lend a hand either to end the virus or help those in need. It’s a mis-calculation on the administration’s part and they will pay for it- the question is- – what happens then?

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    I don’t geddit. Vacant dwellings deteriorate at a much faster rate than occupied ones, as has been my personal experience as a home-remodeler, so why don’t these land-lords&ladies at least try to work things out with their tenants, even allowing them to stay rent-free, or up to half? Get them some paint, and the required accouterments, (beer, chips, and perhaps a brush-and-roller set,) in exchange?

    Sure starting to look like the Big Banksters are gonna make out like Bandits, and be able to scoop up abandoned dwellings at fantastic foreclosure rates, so they can turn around and offer them right up to HUD, to house all those poor, desperate families – for the right price, of course.

    I for one, look forward to huddling in my new “HUD-hut,” nibbling on my Gubmint Cheese, while waiting for the tap water to stop running so rusty, so I can have my daily allotted Pint. Or quart, if I’m really lucky…

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  5. Clayton Adams says:

    Why are these three different subjects in the same post?

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      Clayton – because a “Perfect Storm” requires a minimum of 3…Cataclysmic, world-ending calamities, OTH, can consist of just one, or all the way up to a million…

      Have the rivers turned red yet?

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    • spotthedog says:

      I think its poor Tengrain just trying to keep up with the material that’s out there every day, so much to work with!

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    • tengrain says:

      Fair complaint, Clayton.

      My take is that they are all interrelated. I don’t see how we can solve any one of them without solving all of them. The pending eviction crisis is just the newest, so I gave it top billing.

      I’m guessing as the week plays out, we’ll expand on it.

      Regards,

      Tengrain

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  7. donnah says:

    This administration never properly addressed the homeless crisis, choosing instead to blame mayors for those issues in Liberal cities and then ignore them. No aid, no plans, zero compassion. By allowing the deadlines for safety nets to pass, McConnell and the rest of these rancid Republicans have doubled down on the ruination of a fragile segment of society that has been pushed to extremes by Covid.

    I don’t know what lies ahead, but McConnell and the rest should roast in hell.

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