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Two decades after the movie Strange Days takes place, reality offers us much stranger days.

“The next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,” expert says

Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” on Sunday that "the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic.”

Vaccines won’t be available “in any meaningful way” until the third quarter of next year, he said – and even when they are, half the US population is skeptical of even taking one.


Meanwhile, in a couple of weeks we'll learn whether or not our nation has collectively gone insane.

Strange Days

Trump finally begins to exhibit a keen perception of the obvious.

Politico: Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020

Just weeks from Election Day, President Donald Trump is saying the quiet part out loud about his own campaign. The president is crisscrossing the country with a packed schedule, flying to some states he won handily in 2016, to deliver a final pitch for a second term — and making no secret of his own shaky standing.


But as CNN points out: If the President loses the election, he would be vulnerable to multiple investigations and lawsuits that his office has so far protected him from.

The Politico article continues:

“Could you imagine if I lose?” Trump said Friday evening at a campaign rally in Macon, Ga. “My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, 'I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.' I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country. I don’t know.”

Trump may have revealed his backup plan. He has a lot of classified information to offer any nation he approaches for refuge, so it would be in our national interest to see that he doesn't get away. When Joe Biden assumes office perhaps he should immediately take action to ensure that Trump's passport is revoked.

Mitt Romney finds a way to feel superior to both.

Mitt Romney reprimands Trump, Democrats for 'vile' and 'hate-filled' politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he is "troubled" by the state of American politics today, calling on leaders from both sides of the aisle to "tone it down."

"I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election," Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter. "But I'm troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation – let alone the birthplace of modern democracy."

The Utah senator criticized President Donald Trump for divisive rhetoric, Democrats like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for ripping up the president's speech after the State of the Union address earlier this year, and figures in the media he claimed "amplify all of it."

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Joe Biden will be in Pembroke Pines and Miramar, Florida, on Tuesday, but where?

I live in Pembroke Pines but I can't find any info about where he's going to be and when. How does that work? Do they keep it secret until the last minute for security reasons or something?

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/elections/fl-ne-biden-campaigns-broward-county-20201012-xp4ayw7hgrdqnkth6tp33y7q4u-story.html

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/politics/national-politics/joe-biden-campaigns-in-florida/67-f799af30-53ba-432d-a2df-207b9133b270

Taking a vaccine to cure COVID-19 is like wearing a seat belt to heal injuries from a car accident.

Confused Eric Trump Says Dad Is Getting Cured by His Own ‘Vaccine’

He went on to say that the following day, he spoke with his father multiple times and “the guy sounded 100 percent,” crediting the medications and therapeutics the president took during his hospital stay.

Except, according to Trump, his dad was given a vaccine.

“It goes to speak how good some of these vaccines that are being created are and what my father's done on the vaccine front no one could have done,” Trump boasted. “My father literally started day one creating this vaccine, he worked to push this vaccine and now my father just took it and you see how well he got over it.”

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This isn’t the first time that Eric Trump has falsely asserted that the president took a “vaccine” during his hospital stay. (This is, of course, not how vaccines work—patients don’t take vaccines after they’ve been infected with a disease.)

Nearly 50,000 voters in Ohio mailed wrong ballots

Nearly 50,000 voters in Ohio mailed wrong ballots

Almost 50,000 voters in Ohio received faulty ballots in the mail due to a technical error, just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

Local officials in Franklin County, home to the state’s capital Columbus, said the error happened after a setting was changed on a machine which sorts absentee ballots into envelopes, Politico reported. They have promised corrected ballots will be sent out within 72 hours.

Despite isolating the problem to a single issue, the snafus were varied. Some ballots had incorrect congressional races, while others were mailed to people in the wrong precinct.

Ohio is one of around a dozen potential swing states in the 2020 election between President Trump and Joe Biden, making ballot errors there particularly notable.

The news continues to fuel questions about the integrity of absentee ballots...

No, right-wing New York Post, it fuels questions about the integrity of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

I'm worried about Kamala Harris. I don't think those plexiglass dividers will do anything useful.



https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/07/921161567/beyond-plexiglass-scientists-say-this-simple-solution-could-keep-vp-debate-safer

... but as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged this week, the virus can spread through the air. Given that fact, scientists say plexiglass barriers alone may not be enough protection if one of the candidates is infected and exhaling virus.

Contaminated air is not going to head directly from one candidate to the other like a bullet and bounce harmlessly off the barrier. Air circulates around a room. To me these plexiglass barriers seem as pointless as holding up a shield as protection against tear gas.

Miami's mayor wants Trump to stay away. Is Joe Biden obliged to cancel even if Trump wants to go?

The scheduled October 15th debate between Joe Biden and President Trump is scheduled to take place at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, just across I-395 from the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, where we saw Joe Biden speak yesterday. But Republican Mayor Francis Suarez wants Trump to stay away if he still tests positive.

What do you think Joe Biden should do, and what do you predict that he will do, if Trump insists that he's going whether Mayor Suarez wants him or not?


Miami Mayor Francis Suarez doesn't want Trump to come to Miami if he has COVID-19.

The scheduled October 15th debate between Joe Biden and President Trump is scheduled to take place at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, just across I-395 from the Pérez Art Museum where we saw Joe Biden speak yesterday, but Miami's mayor wants Trump to stay away.

The Tim O'Brien tweet about the Herman Cain death timeline was just displayed by Joy Reid on MSNBC

It was posted here by Roland99 yesterday.
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