Difference between mail in ballot and absentee ballot? NONE!

Trump during his 5 o’clock follies show yesterday spent considerable time decrying mail in ballots. Their use bad. Lends themselves to all kinds of fraud, time delays, and lawsuits.

Trump added absentee ballots were ok. He himself voted by absentee ballot in 2018.

The man is dumb.

Another item of interest came up in the 5 o’clock follies show. Trump was expounding how terrific the U.S. was doing in attacking coronavirus. Makes me wonder what planet he lives on.

He said Australia’s record was far worse than America’s.

The numbers speak for themselves. Australia has had a total of 16,905 cases. Deaths 196.

U.S. numbers exceed 4.58 million with deaths in excess of 154,000.

Some things I do not understand. The GDP for Q2 came out yesterday. Horrible! Collapsed in 3 months by 39.9 percent.

So believeth Trump and the White House. So believeth the media. Or all the them do not want to share the correct percentage. Why, I cannot figure out.

The true percentage not 39.9 percent. Rather, 9.5 percent. A big difference!

The 39.9 percent figure is an “annualized” one. The 39.9 percent figure is arrived at by multiplying the 9.5 over the period of a year. It multiplies the 9.5 percent by 4. Shows what the percentage would be if the GDP kept plunging.

The 9.5 percent decline bad enough. It represents the largest decline in 70 years.

Portland continues to have its Wall of Moms. Another group has identified themselves: Wall of Veterans.

Another Trump misrepresentation popped up on yesterday’s 5 o’clock follies show. Trump continues to brag the U.S. has all the testing kits needed. In fact, he says we share them with other countries.

Pure bullshit!

I was in the hospital for a kidney test 10 days ago. My doctor told me that I would also be coronavirus tested. The hospital does it to all entering patients.

I never got the test. Did not ask. I was reluctant to have them poking something up my nose. I was experiencing none of the coronavirus symptoms so remained silent.

I asked my doctor when next I saw him why I did not receive the test. His response was the hospital probably did not have any test kits at the moment.

I shake my head in disbelief. Why does Trump keep telling the lie? Except for his die hard followers, we all know the U.S. was and continues to be in short supply of many PPE items because of Trump’s mishandling of the virus. The only person that does not know Trump has screwed up is Trump himself.

Herman Cain died. Age 74. Candidate for the Republican nomination in 2016. A member of Trump’s Cabinet.

He died from coronavirus.

He was a true Trump follower. Refused to wear a mask.

The news reports are knocking Cain for failing to wear the mask. Sort of a see what can happen thing.

Most media have failed to report Cain had an underlying condition which contributed to or accelerated his death. Stage 4 colon cancer.

I did not buy “hurricane food.” Isaias turned. Not a danger to the Keys.

Isaias turned east. Will hit central or northern Florida.

Isaias has graduated. It went from nothing to a tropical storm to a Category 1 in a very short period of time.

Today’s May Johnson diary date for 1896 makes mention of her love live. Her “darling” works in Miami. She went to the Post Office to see if he had written. She had received no letter for 10days.

No letter!

She was irritated.

She questioned whether he was still her darling: “My darling (?)…..” The question mark of significance.

I don’t understand why she is upset. Sounded to me that they had some sort of “arrangement.” May is always partying and dancing at La Brisa with other boys. In fact, she found no letter waiting for her so went to La Brisa to dance with Charlie.

Relationships are strange.

Tonight, Cocktails at 7. My “big evening” once a week. Cathy in Seattle and I Skype and chat for a couple of hours. She enjoys an alcoholic drink or 2. I enjoy her. I continue to be off booze.

Enjoy your day!