Obviously NSFW, insofar as such standards may remain:
This is the future liberals want. https://t.co/eI6nQURPgd
— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) September 25, 2020
Saw it for the first time on Professor Dan Drezner’s usually rather buttoned-down twitter feed, for the record.
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I’ll plop this here instead of doing a post…
Well, DeSantis just announced that Florida is opening up completely. No COVID restrictions and towns are forbidden from even establishing them.
Presumably he did the calculation based on the big wave they had back in the summer and realized the mass deaths wouldn’t really pile up until after November 3. Meantime, everyone can go back to the bar! It’s over!
I’m not seeing a downside to a future where all strippers vote.
As a liberal, I am just fine with fine black women.
May I interject?
I just realized that Lisa Stansfield’s 90’s dance groove “Been Around The World” is a rare example of OG creepy stalker songs.
Sinbad is an odd lyrical relic as well.
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@Matt McIrvin: I saw that! Ludicrous, people will die. Maybe he’s trying to depress turnout.
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As irrelevant metrics go, that certainly qualifies.
@Major Major Major Major: Woohoo! Indiana, just like Obama in 2008!!
Hmm. One upside – no shortage of volunteers to be pole watchers.
Making ballots rain!
There seems to be some uncertainty as to what towns, counties, etc. might be able to do.
All this certainly amplifies confusion. Also, we don’t know how citizens might respond. A significant number of people might still at least pay attention to social distancing, or not go out as often.
It’s a stupid gamble by the governor, but we should look to see what happens after 21 and 28 days.
“…Baby, here comes the freedom song
Too strong we moving on
Baby there’s melody
Show you another way
This joints for fight unknown
Come home and sing your song
But you gotta testify
Because the booty don’t lie
No, no, the booty don’t lie
Oh no, the booty don’t lie”
4,000 spectators in the Olympiastadion for Hertha Berlin vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday. You could count the masks on your fingers.
The German government has lost its damn mind, and people will die for no good reason.
God bless Anne Laurie’s late night open threads. I’m awake because I think the dog has a UTI- she woke me up at 2AM whining and aaaallllllmost made it outside before she had an accident. She then peed 4 times outside (and capped it off by eating something off the sidewalk AUGH). Her head is now on my stomach and she’s snoring, but I’m afraid to go back to sleep because I’m guessing she’s going to need to go again soon.
I hope it’s just a UTI. Googling her symptoms was not comforting.
@Major Major Major Major: both dogs and cats probably dislike Trump. Back when he first took office there was a story he didn’t like that the Pences brought their dogs with them to live in the Naval Observatory because dogs were dirty. He doesn’t like them, so I would expect they don’t like him.
Also that apparently Pence ignored him that time.
@Matt McIrvin: no. Just restrictions on bars and restaurants are lifted.
This, like “taco trucks on every corner”, is supposed to scare normal Americans, right?
This is one *messed up* nation.
@Nicole: Always remember, late night fears are just borrowing problems from tomorrow, which will have enough of its own.
If you’re *SCARED*, look for a 24-hour emergency vet – and I mean that in the “trust your instincts” way, not in the “panic if you love your animal” way. If you’re not – rest well, and you’ll find out soon enough.
Best wishes for you and your companions.
@LongHairedWeirdo: Thanks- this just started tonight and she’s acting normal otherwise, so I’m going to see if we can manage until 9AM when the vet, who, thankfully, is a block away, opens.
Lord knows this dog likes to lick herself enough it’s entirely plausible she gave herself a bacterial infection.
@Nicole: I’m a cat person, not a dog person, so I really only know how it affects cats. Well, OK, and humans, because I have had UTIs and other such things myself. But they definitely cause this sort of problem.
(Cats concentrate their urine enough to make UTIs relatively rare, but as the kidneys start weakening, the concentration drops, and I’ve had cats with kidney issues. Got one now, in fact. She needs to go in for a checkup next month or so.)
A new idiom… “their brain cells are practicing social distancing”
Saw this earlier in the week; important to let loose a few snaps now and then.
And just what is wrong with a future in which everybody votes?
@rjnerd: Their brain cells got COVID and are dying.
Sister Golden Bear
One thing I love about the ad is that they explain the importance of down-ballot voting.
Speaking of unconventional GOTV effort, several of my friends are involved in Drag Out The Vote — a nationwide effort by drag queens and kings to raise awareness on voting processes, rights and regulations, and encourage voting, especially in the LGBTQ community.
Jaime Harrison is winning SC: https://leantossup.ca/lindsey-graham-is-losing/
I think the botched covid response has damaged Trump more badly among old peope than we realize.
@206inKY: I hope so.
That may turn out to be one of the biggest factors in this election. The dismissive way he talks about COVID casualties among my age-mates is remarkable.
@Matt McIrvin: DeSantis did the Benjamin calculation. Adam brought this up in a thread yesterday. Florida has no income tax and tourism’s dried up so he’s letting the natives loose. It will fail since sick and dead people ultimately don’t buy anything but that’s the rationale. Monstrous but there it is.
“Spinal Tap continues to fill a much needed void.”
@206inKY: I hope the older people are able to vote. I know a lot of elderly people who haven’t really left the house since March/April because of COVID. I am pinning my hopes on mail-in voting.
I wish we could make the process clearer/easier to minimize the number of ways a mail-in ballot can be discounted. I know it depends on each state’s board of elections. I hope this election shows people we need to make the system more robust. And that people stay engaged. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty and all that.
@Nicole: DVM here. Don’t trust “Dr. Google;” take the dog to your veterinarian. Dr. Google is good at scaring people and making lists of differential diagnoses, and that’s all!