Number One

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, the number of confirmed conoravirus cases crossed 200,000 today and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis finally issued a stay-at-home order now that it's probably too late.

Meanwhile, GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) disclosed more suspicious stock trades including a dump of retail stocks and a purchase of stock in a company that makes protective garments.

Finally, a day after the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) wrote a letter to the Navy pleading to let him evacuate his sailors, the Pentagon is now making arrangements to isolate them in Guam.

Pentagon officials said Wednesday they were rapidly arranging hotel rooms on the Pacific island for many of the crew, while organizing a skeleton team of uninfected sailors to keep the ship operational.

"The plan at this time is to remove as many people off the Teddy Roosevelt as we can, understanding that we have to leave a certain amount of folks on-board to perform normal watch-standing duties that keep the ship running," Rear Admiral John Menoni, commander for the Marianas region, told reporters in Guam on Wednesday.

Speaking in Washington, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said that almost 1,000 of the crew had been removed, and that that number would rise to 2,700 within a couple days.

A Navy spokesman hinted that Captain Brett Crozier could be disciplined if he personally leaked his letter to the media.