Liveblog - Afternoon Flurry: Headlines you may have missed-10/28/20

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes the minor stories fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that may be worth talking about.

  • Ex DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor revealed to be the author behind the whistleblowing “Anonymous” op-eds
  • Stock market plunges for the 4th day in a row, with the DOW down 943, as the market reacts to rapidly rising COVID cases home and abroad, and the fact that no stimulus will come for quite some time.
  • El Paso and Juarez, Texas are at maximum hospital and funeral home capacities. They will have to transfer patients to other cities and store the dead in other locations with large refrigerator capacity
  • Some nations in Europe will start a second wave of lockdowns to combat surging Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Headlines compiled by, 22SnakePlissken5150.

***News Views used to have a thread dedicated to headlines, events, issues, etc…that we may have missed.  A few of us were just talking about doing it again and up popped Snake with a Community Submission on the very subject we were discussing.

We decided to run the thread as a Live Blog so we can add to it when something comes up that doesn’t warrant an entire thread.

This isn’t an open thread; it’s a thread to comment on the compilation of headlines or whatever we post in the Live Blog. 

  • Trump lies about mask requirements in California

    “In California, you have a special mask. You cannot, under any circumstances, take it off. You have to eat through the mask,” the President said.
    He continued: “It’s a very complex mechanism. And they don’t realize, those germs, they go through it like nothing. They look at you with that contraption and they say, ‘That’s an easy one. …’ “
    Moments later, Trump joked that a meal of spaghetti and meat sauce would mess up a mask someone was forced to wear while eating. The crowd laughed. But the President sounded serious enough when he made his other assertions about California’s mask rules that his claims are worth fact-checking.
  • NIAF to honor Dr. Anthony Fauci

    On Saturday, October 31st, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at its virtual 45th Anniversary Gala.

  • Taiwan: 200 days without a locally transmitted COVID-19 case

    While many countries around the world are hitting new highs in coronavirus cases, Taiwan has achieved a different kind of record — 200 days without a locally transmitted case.

    Taiwan holds the world’s best virus record by far and reached the new landmark on Thursday, even as the pathogen explodes anew in Europe and the U.S. Taiwan’s last local case came on April 12; there has been no second wave.


  • “What a RINO:” Jeff Flake makes an ad for Joe Biden

    So, the guy who voted for Trump’s crap now craps a conscience and cuts and ad for Joe Biden:



  • This guy: ‘My dog ate my homework’