It’s a rainy Monday morning after a shit storm of a news weekend. This post will probably be updated during the day but I have some pressing things to work on so posting this now.
When you thought that gassing protesters so that you could stand in front of a church with an upside-down bible was the worst photo-op in history, well, he found another way to sink even lower:
Trump is contemptible. He endangers others and flaunts his privilege, riding around waving like Queen Elizabeth from her chariot. Other Covid patients were alone in hospital, unable to leave. Some said good-bye to loved ones on facetime, and died with nobody holding their hand.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 4, 2020
Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.
— Dr. James P. Phillips, MD (@DrPhillipsMD) October 4, 2020
So the Trump administration pushed the CDC to change their report on the effects of COVID-19 on children so that they could reopen schools. It’s really difficult not to write what I want to write about that man at the moment.
John Oliver on the upcoming election:
An interview with a young session guitarist in 1963 who was hoping that music would finance his art:
I’m posting this now but the day is young. Subscribe to the newsletter for any updates that may occur as all hell potentially breaks loose on an otherwise normal day:
Baghdad Barbie now has tested positive for coronavirus:
McEnany knew she had been exposed to Covid and decided to repeatedly refuse to wear a mask while talking with reporters anyway. Inexcusable. https://t.co/vN2ziUN3kk
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 5, 2020
Two of Kayleigh McEnany’s deputies in the press shop have now tested positive as well, CNN has confirmed.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 5, 2020