And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Linkee-poo is a pretty nice girl but she changes form day to day

"This summer, the United Arab Emirates aims to join the ranks of just a handful of elite space-faring countries around the world by launching its first interplanetary mission to Mars. For the last six years, the small Middle Eastern country has worked tirelessly to build a spacecraft that can orbit the Red Planet to study its atmosphere and weather. Now, the mission is set to launch on top of a Japanese rocket."

"The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, as President Donald Trump works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response." He is more p[opular than the president and he refused to pass on the sunshine Trump is farting, so he has to go. And someone has to take the fall for the bungled response, and it most certainly won't be Trump.

"The state of Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours on Sunday, setting a new record for the largest number of new reported cases in a state in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record stood at 11,571 reported cases in New York on April 14, when the state was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak." Zoom zoom. Now we all get to learn about the term "exponential growth."

"President Donald Trump’s push to reopen America’s schools is about more than children’s education. It’s about the economy. And it’s about his reelection… Because for Trump and his team, the issues are interlinked."

"In remarks Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged schools to provide full-time, in-person learning in the fall even with community transmission of COVID-19 rising in many parts of the U.S., suggesting that there is no danger 'in any way' if kids are in school… Her statement is unsupported." Also a fact checking of the many lies the administration and the president have been saying about the disease.

"Three Arizona teachers who shared a classroom for a summer school course all contracted coronavirus last month. One of them has died, according to several reports."

The add on effects… "With U.S. coronavirus infections reaching new heights, doctors and hospitals say they are also seeing sharp declines in patients seeking routine medical care and screenings - and a rise in those who have delayed care for so long they are far sicker than they otherwise would be."

Using computer technology and virtual walkthroughs to buy and sell homes. What could go wrong? "In fact, the biggest changes of all coming out of the pandemic may be less about technology and more about how buyers define the idea of a home. Stay-at-home orders forced households to re-evaluate what they need and what they don’t, says Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral insights at the National Association of Realtors, everything from the importance of a home office to yards for people to exercise or grow their own food."

"The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they will be retiring their nickname and logo after completing a thorough review that began on July 3." Well, that only took a few decades.

"Hamilton, who is now just six wins shy of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 F1 victories, raised his right fist in the Black power salute while he was on the podium. After the race, he spoke passionately about his continuing fight against racism."

"Federal and Navy firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard more than 15 hours after the fire first broke out Sunday morning."

"The world's leading oil producers are expected to announce an increase in output this week amid signs that demand is rising… Oil cartel Opec is due to hold a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss its next move."

"Mass unemployment. Surging bankruptcies. An unprecedented health crisis. And near-zero interest rates. It's a depressing time for America's banks -- and Wall Street is bracing for huge profit plunges when they report results this week." Notice that they don't think they'll be losing money, it's just the banks won't be making money hand over fist.

"The Chinese government has announced sanctions against US officials, including the Republican senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in response to US sanctions over Beijing’s treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang province." It's funny, because they also persecute religious minorities here in the US.

"If Trump does go on to lose in November, he doesn't just need to worry about losing to Biden. Trump needs to worry about the fact that the history books are probably going to put him down as a below average president, if not one of the worst." He will go down as having golfed while hundreds of thousands of Americans died from COVID-19, and will be remembered for the near constant lies.

"Former special counsel Robert Mueller offered pointed criticism of President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of his longtime friend and campaign adviser Roger Stone in an op-ed in the Washington Post on Saturday. Mueller declared that despite being granted clemency, Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so.'"

"Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he will grant a request by Democrats to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation before the committee." A little late, Lindsey. Also, I'm sure it'll be timed to distract from legal proceedings again Ghislaine Maxwell.

"President Donald Trump once again singled out the few dissenting members of the Republican Party who criticized him publicly. In this case, he labeled Senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania 'RINOs' for opposing his commutation of Roger Stone's sentence."

Meanwhile, on Bullshit Mountain… "'The same people clutching their pearls and shrieking about Stone’s commutation, I didn’t hear them complaining when Oscar Rivera was pardoned by President Obama. He was even too much of a terrorist for Clinton to pardon,' Dhillon, of the Center for American Liberty, told 'Fox & Friends.'" Ah, both-siderism is strong and alive. Note they don't say that Rivera served 36 years in prison.

"President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told staffers he's slipped information to people in the White House to see whether they'd share the information with the media, Axios reported on Sunday." How did that work out? Yeah, I'mma gonna call bullshit on this. Even this administration isn't so braindead as to announce this action. What I see here is one of two options; there is something about to come out and the administration is preemptively saying "it was just planted to out the leaker" or that it's meant to make the leakers frightened and by doing so force them to out themselves.

Say, maybe something like this… "Meadows might find much to sympathize with in Baker’s assessment. Three-and-a-half months in, he has told people he is struggling with the chief’s job and that if Trump wins re-election, he’ll only stay in the role for an additional year, if that long… While he has brought in a handful of staffers loyal to him in the legislative affairs, communications and press offices, Meadows has yet to establish a strong power base in a White House known for backbiting — and he has not been able to execute on many conservative priorities, according to interviews with a dozen current and former senior administration officials and Republicans close to the White House." He's not been very effective so far.

"On June 12 Meadows told Ted Cruz's podcast that an unnamed federal worker who leaked a draft of a White House executive order was fired."

"Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for Senate chiefs of staff full of bleak numbers about the party's failure to compete with Democrats on digital fundraising. For anyone not getting the message, the final slide hammered home the possible end result: a freight train bearing down on a man standing on the tracks." Don't get complacent.

"For years, Donald Trump has been claiming that he can’t release his tax returns because at least some of them are still under audit by the IRS… On Sunday morning, the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani blew up that excuse once and for all." It never was a real excuse at all.

"Donald Trump Jr has announced plans to self-publish a book about Joe Biden. Unfortunately, the cover image he released contained a grammatical mistake." While the popular take is it's a coming out for his potential 2024 run for office, and a preview of the anti-Biden talking points, it really isn't. It'll be published just in time for the RNC to buy more copies in bulk to hand out at the convention, naturally. It's just another grift.

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