I haven’t been much in the mood to post the past few days. I’ve been busy with a few other things and the news has just been nothing but depression inducing. But, it is what it is and ignoring it for a day or two is fine for your mental health, but ignorance won’t solve anything.
Trump says he may reject the stricter FDA vaccine guidelines for COVID-19. Trump, in case you don’t know, is not a doctor. In fact, I would be shocked if Trump could even spell “doctor”. But here we are with the guy who sold steaks in an electronic store overruling actual scientists so he can rush out a vaccine and look like a hero.
Yes, Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of presidential power if he loses is scary, but not really all that surprising at this point is it?
The President is asked to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and his answer falls incredibly short pic.twitter.com/y8XbL8ci9k
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 23, 2020
The Atlantic has a lengthy analysis of what would happen in a variety of circumstances if (or more likely, when) Trump refuses to turn over the reins. The title of the piece is probably the most optimistic part of the story: The Election That Could Break America.
Voter registration has surged since Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Which is good! I mean, besides that it is kinda like closing the gate four years after horse bolted, but baby steps I guess. (And yes, I’m still bitter that people didn’t take this more seriously back in 2016. We knew who Trump was back then.)
The Missouri governor who is also an anti-masker has tested positive for being a fucking moron of the highest degree. Oh, he has covid too.
Justin Trudeau is declaring that the second wave of COVID-19 has started in some parts of Canada. This is where I feel good about living in the US where we are in no way worried about a second wave. We’re never going to get over the first.
870,000 new filings for unemployment. But there is only one job that the GOP cares about.