Who Won The Week? 03/29/2020

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

This week I am choosing former New York Yankees player and current Major League Baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez.D6B7D8A5-97CB-4037-B2CA-9AE15D876A3FDonald Trump has the world’s top doctors and medical experts at his disposal, but apparently Trump must consider A-Rod, who is, in no way, shape, or form a medical professional, to be an expert on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump reached out to Rodriguez for his thoughts on the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why would Trump turn to Rodriguez for answers — or even his opinion — on how to best curb the spread of coronavirus? Could it be because A-Rod is wealthy and is frequently on television?

It’s interesting how Trump’s perception of people changes over time. Back in 2013, Trump tweeted at Rodriguez, calling him a “druggie,” and suggesting that the Yankees should “immediately stop paying A-Rod.” I guess Rodriguez learned over the past seven years that it pays to be nice to Donald Trump.

Way to go, Dr. A-Rod. You won the week.

And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

16 thoughts on “Who Won The Week? 03/29/2020

  1. newepicauthor March 29, 2020 / 9:33 am

    Unbelievable, in a time of our worst crisis ever, we have the biggest idiot ever steering the ship.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango March 29, 2020 / 11:47 am

      Yes, and that idiot’s approval rating continues to go up? How can that be?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen March 29, 2020 / 4:37 pm

        He probably “likes” J.Lo, as his voters “liked” Melania. (And, yes, there’s the money… )

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 29, 2020 / 10:00 am

    Personally, I nominate the assholes who are suing California for closing gun shops along with other non-essential shops. Although maybe the only way we can get rid of them is to let them kill each other. It’s worth a try.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango March 29, 2020 / 11:48 am

      Guns, you can’t live without them; you can’t live with them.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. rugby843 March 29, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Bringing up another example of what a child Trump is, fickle, uninformed and lashing out all the time. I wish someone would put him in the naughty chair.

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  4. Marleen March 29, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    That’s kinda funny, SS.

    Like

  5. Marleen March 29, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    I say some rich people, and Trump and Mnuchin with special mentions.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5e7cfe6cc5b6cb08a92a52b8
    A $500 Billion Corporate Bailout? With Few Conditions? Katie Porter Wants Oversight Now.

    03/27/2020 06:50 PM ET
    ……………… I intend to be very involved from my role on Financial Services and my role on [the House Oversight and Reform Committee] hearing from folks who are doing this work. I think there are a lot of lessons for them from both what went well and what didn’t go well with regard to TARP.

    HuffPost: Do you have any sense from leadership of how quickly they might be able to get this panel up and running?

    Porter: I don’t. Timing is really really important, and I think the most important thing that I can do right now is to help the American people understand and help leadership understand how quickly Treasury will move. We’re talking right now about how long will it take Americans to get checks, or how long will it take people to get their unemployment claims, or about the processing of these SBA loans. I want to be crystal clear: The Treasury can move this money in an hour. So we really need this oversight panel up and running. The people need to be picked. They need to be ready to staff up and start working within an hour of the president signing the bill. Or we’ll be in a situation where we’re looking back 30 days later and $40-50 billion [of more] could be gone out the door.

    HuffPost: I don’t think many people have really grasped this.

    Porter: I don’t, either. I heard [American Prospect executive editor] David Dayen talking yesterday. He used a term that has sort of haunted me for the last 24 hours. He described this Treasury fund as “a money cannon” that Secretary Mnuchin could fire. I think that’s right. In other words, it’s like a cannonball. You drop it in there and it only takes a few seconds for the fuse to go off and the money’s gone.

    ………………

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  6. Marleen April 26, 2020 / 11:44 am

    I do remember you mentioning your auntie, then, Stroke Survivor.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Marleen April 26, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    I saw a report or two that if someone dies of a heart attack or stroke or something else, here, but also tests positive for covid-19, then it is a pandemic death.

    The test is often given after death, even if the person was refused a test when alive. For instance, a young man went with symptoms and was sent home.

    He came back later with extreme symptoms and died. Then he got a test. A son of mine, sent by the family doctor, went to get a test at the health department.

    Our family was exposed at a concert venue. Nevertheless, health personnel said (to someone thirty years old), “Come back when you’re on your deathbed.”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen April 26, 2020 / 12:30 pm

      My son (this particular one) has absolute top-of-the-line private health care insurance, so the issue had to be testing availability/supply. Or the instructions are to not try and reduce the spread.

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