Universal Monsters

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, early voting in Texas has surpassed the total number of votes cast in the 2016 election with four days left.

Meanwhile, Trump's adviser Stephen Miller told NBC News that Trump's anti-immigration agenda for a second term would include a wider assault on legal immigration systems.

Finally, the British government is projecting that the coronavirus pandemic is now spreading faster than their previous worse-case scenarios. And the Brexit is still coming.

September and October saw a deteriorating picture as caseload and hospital admissions first followed and then exceeded even the most pessimistic projections made by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, the panel which has guided Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisions since the outbreak began in late Janaury.

“In England, we are breaching the number of infections and hospital admissions in the Reasonable Worst Case planning scenario” for the winter, the Oct. 14 conclusions of the panel’s sub-group that deals with modeling the pandemic said in one of the papers.

Programming note... I'm not entirely sure what next week is going to look like here. I plan to be here on Monday at the very least. On Tuesday my first priority will be to vote and then turn my eyes away for my own mental and physical well being while we wait for results. Depending on what else happens -- I just don't know. After the 2016 election, I felt physically sick for a week. I hope that will not be the case this time. I'll probably be drunk next Wednesday night, win or lose.

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Happy Halloween

  • muselet

    • The early vote in Texas and elsewhere has the Rs in a bit of a tizzy.

    • Stephen Miller is yet another person I’d be happy never to hear about again. What a disgusting excuse for a human being.

    • The UK is seeing a full-on second wave of Covid-19 (so are Italy and France, for that matter). Unless they get this outbreak under control tout de suite, they are totally eff’ed in the dark (as tengrain is wont to say). I have me doubts whether Boris Johnson is up to the task.

    • Do what you gotta do, mate.

    • Yes, okay, sure, it’s obvious. Sue me.

    Have a safe weekend, all. Happy Halloween.


    • KanaW

      It’s not only that BoJo isn’t up to the task, it’s that he and his buddies honestly don’t care. As long as they can find a way to leverage some money out of the situation, they’ll do whatever’s required to enrich themselves even more than they are. It’s the “short-term” mentality that’s also taken over business. The next quarter is all that matters, long-term goals be damned.

  • Aynwrong

    Please God let us bury these degenerates.

    That someone like Stephen Miller can be so open about implementing literal Nazi like bigotry and cruelty as policy is sickening on every level. See above…

    Take care of yourselves this weekend folks. I’ll be putting in some extra OT most of tomorrow. Welcome but still tiring. So I’ll make with the taking care of one’s self a bit later that evening.

    This is just a song that I like. The title is unfortunate given events. Read nothing into it. Still a good song.