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Thoughts on Events the Week of October 5

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on October 16, 2020

I’m running very late with my blogs about last week, because one of my daughters came to visit, the first of my daughters I have seen in person in months. I reordered my priorities to spend time with her and my son-in-law. Admittedly, this is not my best work. Sorry, not sorry.

Covid-19 News – There was a lot of turmoil and disinformation flowing around the virus this week. These items deserve a mention:

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the next debate would be virtual. Ostensibly, this was in consideration of the Covid-19 risk, but really it was because they needed to get control of Trump’s mic so they could stop him from talking over Biden.  Trump rejected doing a virtual debate for just that reason. Good, because Biden doesn’t need to debate Trump again, and both candidates will be safer. Each is planning a town hall meeting in different venues this week instead.  

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has tested positive for COVID-19 and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Whose says this virus doesn’t have a conscience?

Trump calls off negotiations for a Covid-19 relief package and tells Senate to focus on the Barrett nomination. Pelosi said steroids have addled his brain in a beautiful troll, so Trump reversed himself and told Senate to “go big,” which they didn’t do, so this may fall to President Biden.

Vice Presidential Debate:  The debate was held between Pence, Harris, and a recalcitrant fly, after which, Trump called Harris a monster, a communist, and totally unlikeable, doubtless winning over many white suburban women voters.

Terrorist threats: According to Department of Homeland Security’s first annual homeland threat assessment, white supremacist extremists will remain the deadliest domestic terror threat to the United States. Duh! This report doesn’t comport with Trump’s narrative, so it was surprising to see DHS publish it, especially so close to the election. Perhaps some rats are starting to abandon the sinking ship.

Worst State: It’s whichever engages in the worst voter suppression tactics, which could be any of them.

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