US has over 1,200 new covid deaths which is the biggest one day total since the end of May. The good news is that new cases have plateaued in red states. Although, they seemed to do that after the states bypassed the CDC and gave numbers straight to Trump’s people so the veracity of these numbers may be questionable.
Texas Rep and anti-masker Louie Gohmert just tested positive for coronavirus.
NEWS … Texas Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (@replouiegohmert) has tested positive for the coronavirus.
He has not been wearing a mask on Capitol Hill.
Gohmert was scheduled to go to Texas with @realDonaldTrump this morning.
Story up on POLITICO shortly….
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 29, 2020
I can’t figure out what’s going on with the stimulus deal negotiations. And it seems that Republicans can’t figure it out either:
Republicans are actually, legitimately in disarray. They’re not even unified enough to give out free money, let alone cancel elections. pic.twitter.com/QI6YqDhhmA
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) July 28, 2020
A conservative think tank leader and former Trump admin official says the quiet part loud:
The chief economist for a conservative Texas think tank is facing fierce backlash for a recent racist tweet that said schools should open since most of the people dying from coronavirus in Texas are elderly or Hispanic. https://t.co/CPQSqY6rcA
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 28, 2020
A protester is kidnapped by men not in any uniform who push her into an unmarked van.
NYC is taking after Portland – a trans femme protestor was pulled into an unmarked van at the Abolition Park protest – this was at 2nd Ave and 25th Street pic.twitter.com/1PDhSYuK9h
— michelle lh??q (@MichelleLhooq) July 28, 2020
She was later released and it turns out that the kidnappers were also cops. And I’m using the term kidnapping here because that is in no way an arrest. It’s a strong arm tactic being used to promote fear, not order. If police want respect perhaps they should stop acting like John Wayne Gacy.
This kinetic wave sculpture is mesmerizing.