Today’s tweets start with two centarian’s experiences with COVID, what powerhouse Astrid Tuminez is up to, some actions and some maybe consequences and then some news will leave you scratching your head.
Such sad news! He became a bit of a folk hero, and now, COVID-19 has taken him too.
Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised almost £33m for the UK’s NHS, has died with coronavirus https://t.co/yxJh1cPtLh
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 2, 2021
In happier news, Gail Halvorsen, aka, the Candy Bomber and another centarian, has recovered!
Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 in December.
The 100-year-old Utah native is a former US Air Force pilot known for dropping hundreds of candy boxes over West Berlin during the Soviets’ blockade after WWII. https://t.co/zrk7w8C6j7
— KSL (@KSLcom) February 3, 2021
Pres Tuminez rocks. While many universities have struggled or shut down during COVID-19, Utah Valley University has emerged stronger — and more digital.
How @uvu_president is leading higher ed’s tech revolution https://t.co/SWYW2JTXIY pic.twitter.com/i4Ls0F1PN5
— Samuel Benson (@sambbenson) February 2, 2021
Actions (might) have consequences
Whitmer wants attorneys who filed Michigan election challenge disbarred https://t.co/8GgiVSecDl pic.twitter.com/aenL0ldlBH
— The Hill (@thehill) February 2, 2021
Exhibit #2 for actions (might) have consequences. Natalie Cline used a fake identity to attend a PRIDE conference. She can’t be removed from office without being impeached, but she can be removed from her committee assignments.
“It appears, according to records provided by the Utah Pride Center, that Cline used a false name and signed up for the conference as a student to gain access to the event,” @LaurenSnews reports. #utpol https://t.co/oU7xzcFutX
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) February 2, 2021
Annnd, Exhibit 3 on actions and consequences….Republicans lost in Georgia, so instead of taking a step back, figuring out what didn’t resonate with their message or their candidates, they decide to…make it harder for people to vote.
After record turnout in Georgia, state Senate Republicans introduce bills to end automatic voter registration, no-excuse absentee voting & ballot drop boxes. This would impact millions of voters & be one of worst voter suppression laws ever passed https://t.co/MDZI2fZs8X
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) February 2, 2021
But wait! There’s more! Exhibit #4. It’s a coup in Myanmar. That triggers specific consequences, like cutting foreign aid.
The Biden administration deems the Myanmar military takeover a coup, a designation requiring the US to cut its foreign aid to the country https://t.co/dHYTNxhbi0 pic.twitter.com/1l76Za2UFg
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 2, 2021
It’s just so weird…..
.@jonathanvswan nails what the appeal was for Trump during the Powell meeting, after which he was serious about hiring her, and what the four years came down to https://t.co/lDN9kFMYaV pic.twitter.com/LStPz1LGup
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 2, 2021
I mean, so weird.
Patrick Byrne says that he never voted for Donald Trump and has criticized him, but felt the presidential election was being stolen — so he joined efforts to overturn that and joined in trying to convince Trump to keep fighting. https://t.co/wNa9gTWWh9
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) February 3, 2021