Virus and the GOP

November 20, 2020

As COVID-19 surges, the very assholes who claim it’s all a hoax and let the people die are testing positive for the disease. This morning Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida announced he’d tested positive — the seventh GOP senator infected by the deadly shit since it started, and a mass of them the last few weeks.

And just as the T-Rump had set-up a pow-wow today at the White House with Michigan Republican legislators, the legal team backed off attending due to COVID (didn’t matter, after the meeting the Michigan GOP guy said the state ‘will follow the law and follow the normal process,’ which means Joe still wins) — idiot-lawyers suited-up with nowhere to go (h/t BJ):

And adding spice to the infection, though belatedly, the T-Rump’s oldest spawn:

And another attempt to hide the fact (CNN):

Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a personal spokesman told CNN on Friday.

“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result,” the spokesman said.
“He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines.”

Trump Jr. was among the roughly 250 guests who attended the White House’s indoor election night party, where nearly every attendee was seen not wearing a mask.
Other party attendees have since tested positive, including (T-Rump’s chief of staff Mark) Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and White House political affairs director Brian Jack.

At least with GOP senators sidelined, Moscow Mitch can’t blow shit through for a couple of weeks, anyway.
And this with the virus shit getting bad (the Guardian this afternoon):

The US recorded 2,015 deaths from Covid-19 on Thursday, the highest number of new deaths in a single day since May, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as a top White House expert warned of worsening spread of the disease – even as America is just weeks away from the expected beginnings of vaccinating its people.

The country also saw more than 187,000 new confirmed cases on Thursday, another record for the daily count of infections.

Just weeks after the US first exceeded 100,000 new cases in a single day earlier this month, new cases are now on track to reach a grim daily milestone of 200,000.

On Wednesday, total US deaths due to Covid-19 reached 250,000 — the most seen of any country in the world.
At least 11 million Americans have been infected with the virus over the course of the pandemic, which began hitting the US in January.

Reality of the non-fiction fiction:

“It’s being marketed as a thriller, a frightening speculation about how a new airborne virus could enter the human species and spread relentlessly in very little time”Roger Ebert.

(Illustration: MC Escher’s engraving, ‘Old Olive Tree,’ found here).

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