Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 12/07/20

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing.

  • Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday affirming that Americans should receive coronavirus vaccines before any are distributed to other nations. 
  • Dr. James Phillips, the emergency room physician who publicly criticized President Trump’s decision to drive with Secret Service agents to greet supporters while he was hospitalized with COVID-19 in October, has been removed from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s schedule starting in January, according to sources familiar with the situation. 
  • The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a stopgap measure to avert a government shutdown after current funding expires this Friday, an acknowledgment that negotiators need more time to reach a longer-term deal.
  • Democratic aides confirmed Monday that the stopgap is expected to last through Dec. 18.
  • According to a letter sent to Congress today from the National Restaurant Association, 10,000 restaurants around the country have closed in just the last three months and the industry remains in “economic free fall” because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter reports results from the association’s most recent survey, which finds that most restaurants continue to experience a drop in sales revenue and a majority expect to implement furloughs or layoffs in the coming months.
  • Democrats are objecting to a doctor who has previously opposed vaccine requirements being featured as the lead witness at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday on COVID-19 treatment.
  • Dr. Jane M. Orient is the executive director of a group of conservative doctors that have fought against government-backed healthcare and staked out controversial positions in the medical community on vaccines, abortion and AIDs. Called the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the group previously described federal vaccine mandates as “a serious intrusion to individual liberty.”
  • Trump has lost the state of Georgia THREE TIMES.
  • A new report from The New York Times says that officials from the Trump administration “passed” when Pfizer offered to sell the United States more doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
  • Back in July, Pfizer — one of the companies that has produced what looks like a very effective covid vaccine~ — announced a $1.95 billion deal with the United States to get 100 million doses of the vaccine once it was completed. Because it’s a two-dose vaccine, that would mean 50 million people would be able to get vaccinated from that batch.

He still ‘thinks’ he won the election and somehow, the Electoral College will not vote accordingly. Oh, And Giuliani is doing well.

  • Michigan Sheriff Dar Leaf’s Election Lawsuit Tossed

    A George W. Bush appointed judge turned down another craptastic lawsuit in the quest to overturn Michigan’s election of Joe Biden, this time from the Barry County Sheriff who shared the stage with militia members who were arrested in the Whitmer kidnapping.

  • BeBest Unveils New Tennis Pavilion

    Such a relief she could finish this important work in the middle of fucking Christmas!

    https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1335948376601485312?s=20

  • Trump’s projecting again

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1336110929856040960

     

  • Biden picks Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of Defense,

    President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of Defense, Politico reported Monday evening, citing three people with knowledge of the decision.

    Austin, a retired four-star general, would be the first Black Defense secretary in the U.S. He previously served as the first Black chief of U.S. Central Command.

    The Hill:

  • Punchable face, Ted Cruz wants to play Jack McCoy

    Yeah, I know.  It’s not a criminal case:

     

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