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Rainy Days and Nights in Georgia

26 Apr

The national death toll from the coronavirus is 54,161 and counting. The grim statistic didn’t stop Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp from relaxing his stay-at-home order and allowing some businesses to reopen including barbershops, hair and nail salons, bowling alleys, and massage and tattoo parlors.

Kemp announced:

Given the favorable data, enhanced testing, and approval of our healthcare professionals, we will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday, April 24, 2020.

On Monday, April 27, 2020, movie theaters, restaurants that offer dine-in service and private social clubs can hang an “open for business” sign on the front door.

At the time of Kemp’s announcement, Georgia had 18,947 COVID-19 cases with 733 deaths. As of this writing, there are 22,695 confirmed cases and 904 deaths.

There are idiots and then there are “covidiots” like Kemp from whom President Donald “Let them drink bleach” Trump is now keeping his social distance. During a coronavirus task force briefing-cum-carnival show, Trump said:

If you ask me am I happy about it? I’m not happy about it, and I’m not happy about Brian Kemp.

African Americans say Kemp is out of pocket. They are staying home.

With a covidiot like Kemp in charge, there will be many rainy days and nights in Georgia.

First Monday in October

1 Oct

Brett Kavanaugh expected to be ensconced on the Supreme Court by the first Monday in October, the start of a new term. Instead, he faces an FBI investigation of the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 10 to send Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate. Although Sen. Jeff Flake joined in the party-line vote, he called for a one-week delay to allow the FBI time to conduct an investigation. President Trump said he will “let the Senate decide.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee decided on a “supplemental investigation” of limited scope:

The supplemental FBI background investigation would be limited to current credible allegations against the nominee and must be completed no later than one week from today.

The “credible allegations” do not include claims of Julie Swetnick who is represented by Michael Aventati, Trump’s archenemy.

The Senate will likely vote on the nomination on or about October 5. In the meantime, check out the big brain on Brett.

While Samuel L. Jackson thinks the mash-up is funny AF, he keeps it real.

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