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Clemson's QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID. D.J. Uiagalelei likely starter at QB

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30219908/trevor-lawrence-positive-covid-19-miss-boston-college-clemson

"Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement Thursday night. "He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week's game against Boston College.

The rules established by the ACC's medical advisory group require anyone testing positive for COVID-19 to isolate for at least 10 days after the test before returning to practice, assuming they no longer are showing symptoms. That would also put Lawrence at risk for missing the Nov. 7 showdown with No. 4 Notre Dame.



While Lawrence has never missed a start for Clemson since taking over the offense in September 2018, he did go down with an injury in the first half of his first start against Syracuse that year. Chase Brice came on in relief and led a fourth-quarter comeback that preserved the Tigers' perfect record, and Clemson went on to win the national championship.

Brice is now the starter at Duke after transferring this offseason. That likely leaves true freshman D.J. Uiagalelei as the presumed starter for the Tigers. Uiagalelei has seen limited action, completing 12-of-19 passes for 102 yards with two rushing touchdowns. He was the No. 1 overall QB recruit in the country for 2020.

*burp* Kavanaugh has to correct his opinion on Wisconsin ballot counting.

Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.

Though not unheard-of, such revisions are rare, experts said, adding that Justice Kavanaugh’s change highlighted the court’s fast pace in handling recent challenges to voting rules.

In the opinion, which was issued on Monday and alarmed Democrats worried about mail ballots being counted, Justice Kavanaugh wrote that while some states had changed their rules around voting in response to the pandemic, others had not.

“States such as Vermont, by contrast, have decided not to make changes to their ordinary election rules, including to the election-day deadline for receipt of absentee ballots,” he wrote in his original concurring opinion, which was attached to the 5-to-3 ruling against the deadline extension in Wisconsin.

On Wednesday, two days after the ruling, he (Vermont’s secretary of state, Jim Condos) wrote to Scott S. Harris, the clerk of the court, and said Vermont had made two key changes this year: All active, registered voters had received a ballot and a prepaid envelope, and election officials were authorized to start processing the ballots in the 30 days leading up to Election Day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/us/politics/kavanaugh-vermont.html

Chris Christie Makes Cameo Video For Montana Democrat (By Mistake)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/style/chris-christie-cameo-montana.html


The former New Jersey governor is the latest Republican politician to be tricked into making a video for the opposing party.

Mr. Christie is one of many of Mr. Trump’s current and former associates available for hire on Cameo, an app that allows users to commission personalized videos from minor — and increasingly major — celebrities.

The video, which cost $200, was framed as a jovial message to a person named Greg, who Mr. Christie was prompted to encourage to return to New Jersey, Greg’s former home.

What Mr. Christie did not know was that the video was meant for Greg Gianforte, the Republican nominee in Montana’s governor’s race. It was commissioned by the campaign of Mr. Gianforte’s opponent, Mike Cooney.

https://twitter.com/cooneyformt/status/1321799445571317760?s=21

The idea to prank Mr. Christie originated with Mr. Cooney’s campaign manager, Brad Elkins, who spotted the former governor on Cameo. The move was meant to emphasize a message that Mr. Cooney’s campaign has been pushing: that Mr. Gianforte — who was born in California and spent his early adulthood in New Jersey — is an outsider, with outsider values.

“It’s been a fun day,” said Matt Fidel, a campaign spokesman.

Washington Posts 3 part documentary Pandemic - Clinton & W - Obama - Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/administrations-pandemic-documentary/

Part 1 Fair Warning 20:30
Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush never faced a pandemic, but both came to understand what a major global health crisis could mean for the United States, and each took steps to prepare. Through interviews with former high-ranking officials — including Kenneth Bernard, Tommy Thompson, Mike Leavitt and Frances Townsend — ‘Fair warning’ documents Clinton’s creation of the Strategic National Stockpile in 1999, Bush’s response to outbreaks of SARS and avian flu, and the passage of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in 2006, which fast-tracked the production of future vaccines.

Part 2 Guided by Science 15:40
President Barack Obama put pandemic preparedness to the side upon taking office, focusing instead on an economy in free fall. But the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, the first flu pandemic in 40 years, made health security an urgent priority for his administration; later, it would confront the emergence of Ebola in West Africa. Through interviews with former top officials — including Dennis Carroll, Nicole Lurie, Ron Klain and Chris Kirchhoff — ‘Guided by the science’ portrays a White House that quickly gained critical expertise and that left behind a pandemic playbook for the next administration to draw upon.

Part 3 Playing it Down 41:09
Despite decades of warnings and preparation, President Trump has claimed that the novel coronavirus “came out of nowhere.” He downplayed the coronavirus as it began to take hold in the United States, disregarding the advice of experts and politicizing a health crisis. Through interviews with former Trump administration officials Mark Harvey and Olivia Troye, along with Washington Post reporters Dan Balz and Yasmeen Abutaleb, ‘Playing it down’ explores why the White House was slow to respond to the pandemic, and the far-reaching consequences of its inaction. After months of mixed messages, contradictory policies, divisive rhetoric — and more than 225,000 deaths — the president continues to insist the virus will one day disappear.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/administrations-pandemic-documentary/

60 Minutes should start in about 5 minutes

The no one cares Charger and Jaguars game should be over soon.

So I made a note at some point this year about "frog slippers"

In regards to my wife. I don’t know what it means. I asked her and the little one - no one knows what it means.

Well.

Rice football field goal attempt. Quadruple doink. Hits all 3 posts of the upright.

Twelve feet away on Planet Trump.......

Good short recap of the environmental part of the debate. I loved that line by the writer, Bill Weir.

How the debate on the climate crisis ricocheted from Planet Earth to Planet Trump

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/politics/climate-crisis-presidential-debate-analysis-weir-wxc/index.html

There were no other programs. Instead, the President hit a gusher of lies, confusion and insistence that the US remain reliant on fossil fuels, despite the overwhelming evidence that the hell and high water of 2020 is just the beginning.

Twelve feet away on Planet Trump, such predictions brought a smile. "I know more about wind than you do and it's extremely expensive," the President claimed. "Kills all the birds."

On Planet Trump last night, "solar doesn't quite have it yet." But on Planet Earth earlier this month, a renewable energy company called NextEra was more valuable than ExxonMobil and the International Energy Agency declared that "solar projects now offer some of the lowest cost electricity ever seen."

Uncontrollable gigafires and a conga line of hurricanes make this an easier political lift, but Biden is quick to temper the nightmare of unpredictable weather with the dream of 50,000 electric car charging stations, millions of energy-efficient remodels and lots of green $50-an-hour, union jobs. "It will cost $100 trillion!" Trump said of the plan, inflating Biden's stated cost by fifty times.

Thanks Trump! No Santa this year 🎅🏻

Santa is skipping Macy's for the first time in 159 years

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/22/business/santa-macys-coronavirus/index.html

There will be no miracle on 34th Street this year. Santa Claus won't be visiting any Macy's stores in 2020, ending a 159-year holiday season tradition.

The department store's tradition started in 1861, but Santa meet-and-greets won't be happening this year because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Macy's (M) is creating an interactive virtual experience.

"To replicate the magical experience of visiting Macy's Santaland for children and their families, we will shift to a virtual engagement this year," Susan Tercero, Macy's vice president of Branded Entertainment, said in a press release. It will be available online from November 27 to December 24.

CNN (maybe others) focused in on Trump. He looks much larger than Joe.

There were two noticeable re-focuses on the camera
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