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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. ROBIN MARCHANT / GETTY IMAGES

Well, a lot of things happened today: The CDC's scientists were grossly undermined. The Seattle Great Wheel could decide to leap into Elliott Bay. The Trump admin will reportedly ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores as of midnight Monday. Lady Gaga dropped a music video. Trump announced $13 billion in assistance for lingering hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. A firefighter died while battling blazes in California (started by a gender reveal party). More allegations of unwanted hysterectomies. Joe Biden is doing really well with the whites and failing with Latinos. The Louisville City Council is not confident in its mayor. It rained. But there's only one thing we're reading about tonight.

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"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter before she died: Here's McConnell on that wish:

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We'd log off and commiserate at Saint John's but it's a pandemic and we can't do that. So we're just logging off.


UPDATE, SAT 9/19: I had to log back on to note this sweet, green beauty.


From the Seattle Times:
The region received a trace to an inch of rain over the 24-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Saturday, [Mike McFarland, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office] said. That rain, combined with a switch from southerly winds to westerly winds, cleared the smoke out of the sky. For a change, visibility was low because of fog rather than smoke.

Hopefully those little clean dots lift your mood while we monitor this cataclysm. I imagine many people are watching the RBG doc on Hulu this weekend:

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