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How does it feel? Trump's Twitter

Trump didn't tweet for almost 18 hours: Nature is healing. Also healing? Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Republican Senator Mike Lee from Utah, who got COVID-19 at the White House, probably. Same with the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, who was recently visiting the Oval Office. Also, some White House reporters and staff have COVID. Coronavirus is making the rounds! Ope! And GOP Sen. Thom Tillis now says he has the virus. USA Today has a running list on the outbreak here.

Amy Coney Barrett said she was already diagnosed with COVID-19 over the summer: That could mean she has immunity.

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Here's the video Trump released this afternoon, breaking his 18-hour Twitter silence:

Trump was then transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a stay that is expected, by some, to last "a few days": Trump received an experimental drug—not hydroxychloroquine, lol—for his "mild symptoms," which include a fever, congestion, and a cough. The White House says he is "fatigued but in good spirits." Jim Acosta seems more concerned:

There won't be a transfer of power: He's doing just fine! It's not like there's significant risk!!!

Okay, okay, I gotta stop thinking about president's body: Let's move on to a different elected body.

Democrats say it's "premature" to go forward with Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation, considering Miss Rona is making the rounds: It's probably premature for some other reasons, too, but here's the Democratic line, from Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein: "It is premature for Chairman Graham to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the full extent of potential exposure stemming from the president’s infection and before the White House puts in place a contact tracing plan to prevent further spread of the disease."

Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, currently fighting for his political life, says fuck off, basically:

The times they are a-changin' on the southeast corner of Broadway and Harrison: Again. The little kiosk, most recently home to "the legendary Dreamboyz Espresso," will now house the soul food and hot dog stand Soul Shack on da Hill. “We feel like there’s not a lot of Southern, soul food within this area," the owner told Capitol Hill Seattle blog. There's not!!

Sorry for bringing this guy up, but: Harvey Weinstein faces six more sexual assault charges in LA. The new charges include three counts of forcible rape and three counts of forcible oral copulation. His spokesperson reiterated that "Weinstein has always maintained that every one of his physical encounters throughout his entire life have been consensual."

Washington state reported 694 new COVID cases and 11 new deaths today: In Shelton, Washington, a nursing home reports a COVID outbreak with 47 COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths, writes the Seattle Times. (Confusingly, there is also a nursing home outbreak in Shelton, Connecticut .)

Ballard's Rupee Bar just won a James Beard design award: It's obviously a strange time to win a design award. "It’s so messy…" chef Liz Kenyon told Bethany Jean Clement at the Seattle Times. "No one really knows what to say—we’re just trying to focus so much on keeping things afloat."

I look forward to visiting! Eventually!



It's night two of Scarecrow's Psychotronic Challenge: 31 days, 31 movies. Tonight's challenge is: "SLUMBER PARTY: Watch [a psychotronic movie] with a sleepover in it."

My partner picked out The Last House on the Left, which I've actually never seen, but I'm told there's a sleepover in it. And a wee bit of murder?

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