New updates are dropping fast and furious now, so fast it’s almost hard to keep up.

Current covid+ diagnosis announcements (at least as of 9:30pm Friday night):

  1. Hope Hicks
  2. Donald and Melania Trump
  3. Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee
  4. the president of Notre Dame University
  5. two republican senators on the judiciary committee, Mike Lee and Thom Tillis
  6. three White House reporters
  7. a White House press aide
  8. eleven people involved in setup for the presidential debate

I’d imagine there’s a whole lot of unknowns who belong on this list considering the rah rah rally Trump held Thursday and the close quarters work environments on Air Force One and in the White House (which, I hear, typically didn’t involve masks).

I guess I should point out that #2, 4, and 5 were all present at the Rose Garden announcement of Trump’s warp speed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Anyone who’s seen the photos can’t be surprised – seats clumped together, next to no masks, people greeting one another with shoulder claps and elbow bumps. I dunno, man, it’s almost like this old guard doesn’t like to listen to the science-y folks.

Another story broke today that Trump showed up late to the presidential debate so he could not be tested before the event as planned. Some genius decided to ignore all evidence to the contrary and hold him to the “honor system” because if there’s anything 45 has proven himself to be it’s…truthful.

Old, new, it’s the same insanity over and over again.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “new/old.” Use either or both of the words “new and old” any way you’d like. Bonus points for starting and ending with either one. Have fun!