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The United Hospital Fund's "Rise Up"

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Let's forget for a moment that self-aggrandizing blowhard in the White House -- you know, the Covid-19 patient who thinks he's a hero because he got the world's best medical care (and got lucky, at least so far, unlike the hundreds he apparently infected).

Instead let's talk about -- and hear from -- a few of the real heroes in our world: the health care workers who were ready to give what Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion" -- risking and sometimes laying down their lives for all of us. At the United Hospital Fund gala in New York City this week, a group of these shining stars performed Andra Day's beautiful Rise Up, whose lyrics so aptly express the courage and determination of them and their sisters and brothers everywhere.

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
And I'll rise up
High like the waves
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again

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(And if you have a few dollars to spare after you dab away the tears, please make a donation to the United Hospital Fund.)


Sarah Cooper

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Now that we know how badly Donald Trump screwed up his 60 Minutes moment – he couldn't wait for us to find out the usual way – all that's left is commentary. And who better to comment on any Trump interview than comic Sarah Cooper? She mimes both the president and Lesley Stahl with a manner suited perfectly to the topic: "How to climate change."

Never mind that this encounter actually occurred a couple of years ago. Nothing has changed, except that Cooper is here to deliver righteous scorn. You will enjoy, and meanwhile her lip-syncing serves the ultimate good cause of saving the planet from its would-be destroyer via World War Zero.

"I don't know why Lesley Stahl even gives Trump the time of day," Cooper wonders. Good question!

Click and chortle.