Tuesday Twitter roundup

As usual, YDNC is leading the way:

Now if we "not so young" Democrats can pull this virtual thing off without too many hitches, I'll be impressed.

Criminal or incompetent? Try all of the above

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Hat-tip to Thomas Mills for cutting through the chatter:

For those of you wondering whether you’re going to heaven or hell, you’re in hell. In the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, we’re being led by a family of incompetent grifters. While tens of thousands of Americans are about to die, they’re trying to figure out how to make a buck off the crisis.

If you had told me twenty years ago that we’d elect a shady real estate mogul turned reality star President of the United States, I might have laughed but I wouldn’t have believed it would happen. Today, not only is he president, he’s brought his whole family to the White House. It’s like the cast of Arrested Development is running the country but nobody’s playing the role of Michael.

Voters definitely jumped the shark when they elected him, but that damn fish has been circling our sinking rowboat ever since. If this isn't enough to get your blood boiling, you need to read it twice:

Monday News: Pandemic updates

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39 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM COVID 19 IN NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina has at least 2,677 reported cases of the coronavirus as of Monday morning, and 39 people have died, according to state and county health departments. The state identified 183 new cases on Sunday. More than 260 people in North Carolina were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Sunday evening, and more than 40,000 had been tested for the virus, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. More than 90 of the state’s 100 counties have at least one reported case of the coronavirus. Mecklenburg County, considered an epicenter of the virus in North Carolina, has the most reported cases in the state, with 665.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241787796.html

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

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NORTH CAROLINA'S BEAUTY TRIUMPHS AMID COVID 19: During the next few weeks and months while many of us are “hunkered down,” it is important to remember that the world around us is still beautiful, ever changing, and very much alive. Across North Carolina new wildflowers will pop up every week, different birds arrive and depart each month. Beaches, rivers and forests can provide sanctuary and respite in these difficult times. While we are unable to travel freely, isolated from friends and the natural world, I’ll try to send pictures of North Carolina each week—from Bald Head Island to Cape Lookout, Southport to Currituck, Umstead Park to Pilot Mountain, and from Linville Gorge and Panthertown Valley to the high peaks of Mitchell, Grandfather and Roan.
https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/tom-earnhardt-north-carolina-s-beauty-triumphs-amid-covid-19/19041968/

Saturday News: 2,093 and rising

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TRACKING COVID 19 CASES AND FATALITIES IN NC: NC DHHS reported 2,093 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 1,857 on Thursday. Of those, 259 people are hospitalized. The state’s official death toll continued to rise as Henderson County south of Asheville reported its first death: an elderly patient at Pardee Hospital. Other counties also reported deaths on Friday. Johnston County reported its second death, an elderly person with underlying medical conditions, a county release said. Gaston and Mecklenburg also each had one and Guilford reported two. Wilson County reported a death on Friday, a woman in her early 60s with underlying health problems. Davie County also reported a death, its second. The state has now tested 31,598 people. Wake County’s total cases rose to 279 Friday. Durham County had 172. Starting Saturday, Durham’s city and county stay-home orders will be combined and strengthened, with crowd sizes reduced to no more than five people.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241734536.html

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