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Everyone can read his thought bubble

Donald Trump really said this today:

President Trump said Thursday that he does not want to fund the U.S. Postal Service because Democrats are seeking to expand mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, making explicit the reason he has declined to approve $25 billion in emergency funding for the cash-strapped agency.

“Now, they need that money in order to make the post office work, so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. He added: “Now, if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money. That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting, they just can’t have it.”

To summarize, no one gets money for testing, unemployment, food security, state and local governments because annoying orange thinks “universal mail-in voting” is a bad thing.

It just did happen here.

When will I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

I’m not an antivaxxer and I’m sick of being shut up in my house.

I want to do brunch.

I want a normal life.

So if a vaccine becomes available, will I get it?

YES!

Just as soon as it is approved by the Biden administration FDA.

Mask up, people!

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Ever wonder why it seems like Trump never says anything new?

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2000 students are quarantined since schools reopened:

(CNN)For many US schools welcoming students back, a return to in-person learning was abruptly halted after new Covid-19 cases.

More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff members across five states have been quarantined after at least 230 positive coronavirus cases were reported.

You may be asking, what five states are they referring to? Thanks for asking:

“It doesn’t sound like this was a successful reopening,” former Georgia teacher Miranda Wicker told CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday night. Wicker has been speaking with teachers in the district who say they’ve asked for safety precautions such as mask requirements, but the district has yet to enforce a mandate. It is up to individual schools to do so.

And in nearby Gwinnett County, the state’s largest school district had to quarantine staff before their doors even opened. At least 263 employees are in quarantine after 28 confirmed cases as of August 5. School began virtually in Gwinnett County on Wednesday.

It’s a scene that has played out in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana, with school districts there also enforcing quarantines. And it’s left many teachers reluctant to return to the classroom.

Wait, what do Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana all have in common? Let me think, let me think. Wait, wait, don’t tell me.

Well, that’ll learn’em. (Probably not)

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This is how I picture the current Republican Party. A few people left early. The rest thought about leaving but stayed anyway. The rest? Nastis, go into your dance!: