Saturday Night Social: Area President Still Alive I Guess

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Despite what many people on Twitter might be hoping for, Donald Trump does not appear to have succumbed to his covid-19 infection.

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The president, who famously eats ass in the bad metaphorical way, has been tweeting all afternoon, apparently making good on the White House’s promise that he would continue doing what he does every day without interruption, as the Associated Press had previously reported.

Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!”

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He followed that up with a mostly all-caps tweet about how “OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS,” which gave me major déjà vû to all the deranged, caps-locked, intravenous oxycodone drip-induced tweets I sent out after having surgery in May.

Despite Trump’s claims that he’s “feeling well,” the president’s doctors warn that he’s not out of the clear just yet.

“The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told The New York Times. “We’re still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

The future appears to be similarly murky for Republicans in the Senate, who had previously seemed positioned to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court well before November’s election thanks to the party’s 53-seat majority in Congress’ upper house.

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After three different Republican senators—Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin—tested positive for covid this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent an email on Saturday demanding that all GOP senators return to work in about two weeks’ time.

“The Senate will go into pro forma session until Oct. 19,” the email reads, per CNN.On that day, we will need all Republican Senators back and healthy to ensure we have a quorum [to confirm Barrett].”

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Damn, this sucks for them. Have a good night!

Freelance journalist (GQ, Esquire, Out, elsewhere), here on weekends

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DISCUSSION

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Cheers Pink Ears!

I really don’t think he’s going to die, or suffer that much, there’s no justice in this world after all.

What kind of food have you made lately? I baked some multigrain bread today, but I messed it up, there was too much water, and I chose the wrong size banneton, so it spread out instead of up. But it still tastes good, and ugly bread can be turned into perfectly fine looking croutons.

I also made molasses cookies from a 1929 edition of McCall’s magazine we found while helping to sort through stuff in my husband’s grandmother’s house. I mostly stuck to the recipe, I did use butter instead of crisco (the recipe was from a crisco ad) because I had butter, and I added sparkling sugar to the top, I think it’s legally required to have sparkly sugar on molasses cookies. I also only made a quarter of the recipe, the original said it makes about 65 cookies, and I am not a house wife six months before the stock market crash with four kids running around to eat all those cookies. Homely, but tasty. The kind of cookie where the flavor gets even better the next day.

Some great fashion pictures in the back of the magazine too.