COVID-19, Day 165

Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove still have not been arrested for the murder of Breonna Taylor. It’s been 166 days.

The cop that shot Jacob Blake three days ago in Kenosha has not been arrested.

Last night, an armed white kid in Kenosha shot three protesters, killing two of them, and the cops gave him a bottle of water. He has not been arrested. [Update: his name is Kyle Rittenhouse, he’s 17, and he’s been arrested.]

Meanwhile, the RNC continues to commit rampant violations of the Hatch Act, but Mark Meadows says “nobody outside the Beltway really cares.” Laws mean nothing to the GOP and they don’t care if you know it.

Fires in California, Oregon, Colorado. A category 4 hurricane headed for the Texas/Louisiana border. Ongoing civil unrest due to unchecked racial injustices. A pandemic out of control. Rising authoritarianism coupled with voter suppression. This summer has been the most chaotic I’ve seen in my lifetime and I desperately want it to end.

COVID-19, Day 163

Had to take a break for a little bit. Lots of IRL stuff eating up my time. Good stuff, though! Which is nice for a change. Also, I was seriously burned out on the news.

Word from the kick-off of the Republican National Convention is that Grandpa Shouty’s tone during his acceptance speech has GOPers freaked out.

This is great. Keep it up! The Dems taking back the Senate? You love to see it.