Athletes are protesting the police killings by refusing to play. There seems to be some confusion if the teams are striking for the rest of the NBA playoffs, or a few games. The Trump Admin seems to be treating this as shitty as you would expect them to:
WH aide Jared Kushner: “The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off from work.”
VP chief of staff Marc Short: “In my mind, it’s absurd and it’s silly… If they want to protest, I don’t think we care.”
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 27, 2020
This is harsh, but fair:
— Blake Pavey (@BlakePavey) July 30, 2020
We can’t trust the CDC. It has completely bowed to Trump. First, the head of the CDC admitted that he got pushed into going along with Trump’s plasma treatment and now the CDC has changed their testing guidelines claiming that testing is not needed on asymptomatic people.
CDC was pressured ‘from the top down’ to change Covid-19 testing guidance, official says – CNNPolitics https://t.co/EHBfrFUBKa
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2020
And the timing of this is suspicious since Dr. Fauci was having surgery at the time:
Fauci tells @drsanjaygupta he was under anesthesia when task force met to discuss changing testing guidance. “I am concerned about the interpretation of these recs & worried it will give people the incorrect assumption asymptomatic spread is not of great concern. In fact it is.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 26, 2020
The thing I will take away from all this, if I survive 2020, is how quickly all of our institutions folded and went along with anything Trump said.
This visitor had the decency to ring the doorbell:
(Do they live on a highway or something? Those cars are screaming by.)
Playing Flight of the Bumblebee on a toy piano at different tempos. Wow.