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Day whatever

A day of mourning for me, so many things lost I can’t even begin to explain. Deepest and special thoughts for my daughter. She’s on the spectrum and is having more than her fair share of trials and tribulations.

Day 64

Dandy Forest is all a-twitter about reopening NC, even as data point to the possibility of a second C19 spike. A good Washington Post article on this today. The lag between the reopening frenzy and people dying will be a couple of months. “We’re looking at potentially a month or two later that we’re going to see the impact” of the reopening, said Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner. “You have not seen the impact of reopening yet. I think there’s going to be a very significant lag.”

Day 61

Every time I think Dandy Forest has reached the lowest of lows, he surprises me by wading deeper into the Trump sewer of lies and narcissistic bullshit. Today Dandy's blaming North Carolina's unemployment clusterfuck on Governor Cooper instead of where the fault really belongs: At the feet of Phil Berger and Timmy Moore. The lie is bald-faced and the hypocrisy behind the lie is exactly what we've come to expect from our hapless lieutenant governor. If you like the destruction of America at the hands of Donald F. Trump, you're going to love the chaos and incompetence of Dandy Dan Forest.

Day 57

I've been doing a boatload of manual labor this week. Fixing a fence, digging a foundation, cleaning the shop. It's given me a lot of time to think, especially about language.

Open thread

Social media is a wild frontier for campaigns, but there are some basic truths: Don't post annoying things, don't whine, and don't lie. Except if you're Trump, in which case annoying, whiny lies are all there is. Looks like Dandy Forest is following the Orangeman's lead. Pretty dumb.

Day 56

This article was published today by WRAL. It's the best piece I've seen for explaining the ins and outs of COVID19 transmission. I recommend reading all of it, and I apologize for not including several of the graphics in the original article, which you can see here.


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