Today’s News Rundown

This is brief rundown of the news so you don’t have to watch cable news. It’s just the facts with maybe a little snark.

This is day 21 of the Squatter- in-Chief’s refusal to admit he lost to President-Elect Joe Biden. There are 53 days left of his occupation of the White House. He’s tweeting and playing golf at Camp David. I suppose he’ll be back at the White House to light the National Christmas tree on December 3. The Rockefeller tree will be lit on December 2.

It’s been a fairly quiet news day except for reports of spikes in CoVid-19 infections and deaths surpassing 4 million infections in November, double October’s rate.

More than 170,000 people in the United States are now testing positive on an average day. More than 1.1 million people tested positive in the past week alone. The country’s overall total, from the start of the pandemic, is over 13 million infections — by far the world’s largest outbreak. [..]

Many hospitals across the country are already overcrowded and struggling to keep up with rising numbers of patients seeking care, and the pressure on the health care system is likely to only increase. [..]

The number for this month, as of midday Saturday, was 4,006,548, with more than two days left for the tally to grow.

Monthly deaths have been rising more slowly, but they are already higher than at any point since the spring surge, when New York, New Jersey and Louisiana became global hot spots.

Good news is many shoppers stayed home Friday spending over $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday while traffic to physical stores fell.

This was a bit of a surprise Justice Samuel Alito stuck down a megachurch pastor’s lawsuit that claimed obeying god meant ignoring CoVid-19 orders. Just Thursday, Alito was part of the majority that struck down New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s CoVid-19 orders that restricted the size of indoor worship. Color me confused. Restrictions don’t apply in Blue states just Red states????

Even animals are affected, a mink farm in Oregon reported a CoVid-19 outbreak. The workers are infected, too. So who infected whom?

Turtles eventually get to the finish line. Senate Majority Leader Mitch “The Human Hybrid Turtle” McConnell finally woke up and smelled the flies and lettuce. Moscow Mitch suspended in-person lunches for GOP Senators to stop the spread of CoVid-19 in his caucus. Democrats stopped theirs in the spring. Of the eleven Senators infected nine are Republicans. Duh. you’d think Mitch was from Floriduh. Nope, Kentucky, same difference.

The Pennsylvania GOP and the Squatter-in-Chief’s campaign can’t seem to win in the courts. The PA Supremes tossed dismissed a lawsuit Saturday night from US Rep. Mike Kelly and other Republicans that tried to invalidate absentee voting and block the certification of votes in recent weeks.

The dismissal adds to a growing number of losses in court for Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump, who have tried to attack voting systems in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The lawsuits have failed almost uniformly.

The court was unanimous in deciding against Kelly and others, and refusing to block vote certification on Saturday. Five of the seven judges wrote that they believed the lawsuit had been filed far too late, a year after absentee voting procedures had been established in the state and weeks after millions of Pennsylvanians voted in good faith.

Who knew the courts work on a holiday weekend. It was a mute point anyway, PA counties have already certified the vote counts giving the win to Biden.

To show you just how really stupid the Squatter-in-Chief really is he wasted $3 million dollars on a recount in Wisconsin that, in the end, gave Biden 132 more votes. That works out to $22727.27/ vote.

He lost in Federal court on Friday, too. No rest for those weary jurists.

After more than a decade a cat is coming back to the White House, along with two dogs.