I was given DOT duties two days in a row; mainly to save Rip’s sanity, but honestly I think we’re all losing it. Sending all of you every bit of extra goodwill I can muster.
It’s been a running joke among my friends that whenever I leave the country on vacation, bad things happen.
I was in the Caribbean when Trump was elected; I was somewhere else when Scalia died (though I’d argue that wasn’t THAT bad). I’ve missed major weather events at home and I was in Italy when my cousin fell off a waterfall and died. Seriously, I shouldn’t be allowed to go anywhere.
HOWEVER, I am supposed to be on a two week vacation right now, and instead I’m here. So, the good news is that I think the curse is broken. The bad news is…everything else.
We can all see what is going on and we know it’s bad. I’ve rounded up some of the news below and it may all change by the time this posts at 6 AM. So feel free to drop any updates in the comments.
File under: No Shit Sherlock
George Floyd: Medical examiner says death was a homicide
Report comes as the family releases results of a private autopsy which determined the cause of death as asphyxiation
The evening started off as such:
Declaring himself “your president of law and order,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn’t quelled, even as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets. It was all, apparently, so Trump could visit a nearby church.
After his ‘speech’ he took a stroll down to St. John’s for a photo op. Quick question: Do you think he can even read?
How is he holding this without it bursting into flames?
And check out the live action: Sound On!
The bishop was Not. Having. It.
Episcopal bishop on President Trump: ‘Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence’
As someone currently trying to care for aging parents from afar, this scares the shit out of me.
More than 25,000 nursing home residents and 400 staff have died during pandemic, federal report shows
There’s still a pandemic people! A friend from Peru lost two uncles in one day.
In Peru, bodies mount and masks are reused with region’s second highest coronavirus cases
I always feel bad delivering link after link of bad news, so I like to end with a couple of things that cracked me up today. I hope it helps you, too.
First of all, Seth Rogan is also Not. Having. It.
And secondly, I watched this tonight and felt a little better. Add it to your queue and thank me later.
Hang in there; have a Tuesday!