Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday Night

Rock on.

Foxy

Really sorry the bullets you kept firing into the crowd ricocheted back at you.

Happy Hour Thread

Another White House superspreader event tonight!

Crash That Market

My two basic beliefs are:

1) The powers that be will do almost anything to goose a crashing stock market.

2) When they act to goose the market, they feel a tiny bit obligated to goose the fortunes of the rest of us.

Let it crash. They won't let it stay low for long, and maybe they'll do something useful in response.

Maybe!

Holding Our Breaths

Hitting the "what can one say" week before the election. In case it isn't clear, I think it's somewhat important that Donald Trump does not get another term in office. Was gonna vote Ye, but he's not on the ballot in Pennsylvania.

Peak

It's worse than it's ever been.
(CNN)Another day, another dreadful record broken in the Covid-19 pandemic. This time, the seven-day average of daily new cases reached an all-time high of 68,767 on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 67,293 was set July 22.
Heckuva job, Trumpie.

Oh No My Stonks

Mr. President, SIR, do something!

Racist Failson Distilled

Monday Morning

Bit busy this morning. Better blogging later!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday Night

Rock on.

Evening Thread

Hopefully it turns around, but the hospitals are starting to fill up in various places...

Happy Hour Thread

No flirting!

Plotted

The provenance of most Vox Pop interviews is suspect, but this one definitely deserves an explanation from journalism, that industry devoted to transparency.

They Weren't Very Bright

Head Of The Coronavirus Taskforce

AKA "The Suprespreader Committee." The one thing about this which makes Maggie mad is when the people she covers get Covid.
Several members of Vice President Mike Pence’s inner circle, including at least four members of his staff, have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days, people briefed on the matter said, raising new questions about the safety protocols at the White House, where masks are not routinely worn.

Hospital Capacity

Even if you take the basic "can't stamp out the virus, so we just gotta live (or die) with it" view, it just leads you to the other thing we "knew" back in March, which was that even if you can't stop the virus, you gotta slow it down so it doesn't overwhelm The Greatest Health Care System In The World (ours).

Ah well.

Just Admitting It

Been policy almost the whole time.

Morning Thread

Another record new daily case day. The typical pattern is the reported cases drop on Sundays and then rise through the following Saturday.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday Night

Rock on.

Excellent Point, Sir!

Very wise!
“I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough,” Trump said at a fundraiser Thursday at the Nashville Marriott, according to an attendee. “There are a couple senators I can’t really get involved in. I just can’t do it. You lose your soul if you do. I can’t help some of them. I don’t want to help some of them.”
Not sure you're right about this one, though, sir, but I'm sure you know best! You always do!
The president — in a sentiment not shared by many of his party’s top officials and strategists — said he instead thinks the Republicans “are going to take back the House.” And many strategists involved in Senate races say the party’s chances at keeping the chamber are undermined by the president’s unscripted, divisive rhetoric and his low poll numbers in key states.

Saturday Evening

It's just a jump to the left.

That's My President!

I suppose he believes this, a bit, in a way, that Covid is just a plot against him, because everything is a plot against him, and the same way he managed to conjure caravans of Mexicans who were coming to kill us all, the Democrats and the LAMESTREAM MEDIA have conjured Covid.