11 thoughts on “Got all my weapons with me!

  1. Yee-haw says:

    “Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/us/texas-hospitals-coronavirus/index.html
    “‘We don’t live in a communist country!’: battle over masks rages in Texas” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/02/texas-masks-coronavirus-covid-battle
    “Texas weather: A potentially deadly weather pattern is setting up” https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/texas-weather-a-potentially-deadly-weather-pattern-is-setting-up/ar-BB16dgFb

  2. Safety last says:

    Rep. Louie Gohmert – a Texas Republican who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/louis-gohmert-who-refused-to-wear-a-mask-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-386076
    Gohmert was scheduled to fly to Texas on Wednesday morning with President Donald Trump but tested positive in a pre-screen at the White House.
    Gohmert attended yesterday’s blockbuster House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General William Barr – footage from before the hearing shows Gohmert and Barr walking together in close contact, with neither wearing a mask. Rep. Gomert is the 4th most senior GOP member of the Judiciary Committee and therefore among the earliest Republicans to question Barr, using a microphone that was then shared by other Republican members of the committee.
    Barr to be tested for COVID-19 after interaction with Gohmert https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/509574-barr-to-be-tested-for-COVID-19-after-interaction-with-Gohmert
    “…According to Harvard Medical School, those who take a test one day after exposure are 100 percent likely to get a false negative test result because there “are so few viral particles in your nose or saliva so soon after infection that the test cannot detect them.”
    From there, the likelihood of a false negative goes down, with a 40 percent chance if a person is tested four days after exposure to the virus. And it goes down to 20 percent if a person develops “symptoms and are tested three days after those symptoms started.”
    Still, the DOJ did not respond to requests for comment about whether Barr is considering or planning to self-isolate out of an abundance of caution after coming into contact with Gohmert.”

  3. Footnote says:

    “Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas is first sitting member of Congress to die of Covid” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/08/rep-ron-wright-of-texas-dies-of-covid.html
    “At least 71 representatives and senators have been diagnosed with Covid, according to GovTrack. More than 27 million people nationwide have contracted the disease, and it has killed more than 463,000 Americans.” See https://www.govtrack.us/covid-19
    “Wright’s death means Democrats now have an 11-seat advantage in the House. There are four vacancies in the 435-member House, including Letlow’s 5th District in Louisiana.
    Wright’s final vote was against impeaching former President Donald Trump on a charge of provoking the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to the House clerk. He also voted in support of objections to counting Pennsylvania and Arizona’s electoral votes last month.”

      • old yeller says:

        Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-TX, blamed Texas Republican leaders for prioritizing “stupid culture wars,” like efforts to make Texas a gun “sanctuary state,” rather than protecting residents from extreme weather events made worse by climate change.
        https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/texas-grid-failure-ignites-feud-over-gop-oversight-of-energy-industry-.html
        “So much of this was avoidable,” O’Rourke said this week on an interview with MSNBC. “Going back to the deregulation of our electricity grid in Texas, which has created an incentive to actually not weatherize or protect against these events.”
        “The energy capital of North America cannot provide enough energy to warm and power people’s homes,” O’Rourke continued. “We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters. It has everything to do with those in positions of public trust who have failed us.”

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