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  1. dixiedoodah

    British Royals

    Cuties.
  2. dixiedoodah

    Celeb Death Watch

    Oh man. Watching the Glovettotters on Scooby Doo. Classic Gen X latchkey kid stuff. They were so cool to me. I took my kids a bunch of times when they were younger to see the newer Globetrotters.
  3. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    I’ve heard from people that day 4 is the absolute worst if you don’t completely tank, so hopefully either way you are out of the woods after today. Glad you are feeling a little better.
  4. Tiger King. Where to even start, other than Carole absolutely fed her husband to the tigers.
  5. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Fykeylicious, how are you doing?
  6. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Take care of yourself. I hope it doesn’t get any worse than it is.
  7. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Can you call your doctor and ask about testing? Supposedly it’s more readily available. I know bad cases get bad quickly. Please at least ask.
  8. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    They just shut down all schools in VA through the end of the year. My 10th grader is excited even though there will be online school. I feel sorry for the seniors though.
  9. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Paul’s spokesperson says he went to the Hill after he took the test but before he got the results. Still against protocol.
  10. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Two Things. Sorry for the font (three). First, i just heard on the news that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus and afterwards worked out in the Senate gym against protocol. You know, the gym where a majority of his coworkers are in the high risk category. Beginning to be easier and easier to understand his neighbor. Second... Jailed Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus: Report Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus while in prison for rape and sexual assault, a local newspaper reported. Weinstein, 68, is now in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility in western New York, state prison officials told CNHI newspapers on Sunday. He was sentenced earlier this month to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann. Weinstein is one of two inmates in the maximum-security prison in Erie County who have tested positive, the officials said. A New York State Department of Corrections spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast two inmates at Wende Correctional Facility have contracted COVID-19 but did not name the two individuals. Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein’s spokesperson, told The Daily Beast on Sunday that “our team... has not heard anything like that yet.” Engelmayer also could not confirm if the Pulp Fiction producer was currently in isolation. His attorney, Arthur Aidala, said he was also unaware of any diagnosis. Throughout his four-week trial in Manhattan, prosecutors argued Weinstein abused his power in the entertainment industry and preyed on dozens of women for more than three decades with the promise to kickstart their careers in exchange for sex acts. Jurors heard from six of Weinstein’s accusers during the trial—with most of them claiming the Oscar-winner lured them into isolated places to discuss their futures in the entertainment industry before sexually assaulting them. He was convicted in February of two counts against him, but cleared of first-degree rape and the most serious charge against him, predatory sexual assault—which carried a maximum sentence of life in prison. Immediately after the verdict, he was transported to New York’s Bellevue Hospital instead of the Rikers Island jail complex after experiencing high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Before his March 11 sentencing, the 68-year-old—who had a failed back surgery just before his trial—had a stent placed for a blockage. Hours after he learned his fate, Weinstein was again brought to the hospital instead of prison with chest pain complaints. He eventually ended up at Rikers, where 21 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, before being transferred to the intake center at Wende on Wednesday. The movie mogul was set to remain at Wende for up to eight weeks as officials determined which long-term prison meets his “security, medical, mental health and other needs,” according to general prison guidelines.
  11. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Today is kid’s 19th birthday. He is not at college celebrating with friends, he is trapped in the house with his little sister. He’s mostly being a good sport but some quarantine days are harder than others!
  12. dixiedoodah

    Celeb Death Watch

    Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Dead: Country Music Icon Was 81 – Variety Anonymous/AP/Shutterstock Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the singer said in a statement. Due to the national COVID-19 emergency, the family is planning a small private service at this time with a public memorial planned for a later date.
  13. dixiedoodah

    British Royals

    The headline is misleading as the article says this is almost certainly not going to happen, but I’m sharing it anyway as we are light on gossip and as an American, it’s one of those weird monarchy things I know nothing about. I could see Andrew lobbying heavily for this and agreeing not to press his rights if the sub in his kid. All about the status. https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1257197/princess-Beatrice-news-coronavirus-uk-update-royal-wedding-queen-prince-Philip-death/amp Princess Beatrice to become ‘acting monarch’ as coronavirus demands royal to step up Princess Beatrice news: Royal to become ‘acting monarch’ as coronavirus demands Princess to step up (Image: GETTY) CORONAVIRUS has caused chaos across the nation which could force Princess Beatrice to take up a new role in the Royal Family. As coronavirus continues to grip the nation, the Queen could be forced to give up her constitutional duties due to the Government’s plans for all over-70s to self-quarantine. There are usually five Counsellors of State on hand to fill-in for Her Majesty if she is unable to. However, the coronavirus may force the Regency Act 1937 to create a sixth Counsellor, according to Royal Central. The current Counsellors of State are the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of York. Two or more Counsellors of State have to be present at one time. Prince Charles is 71, meaning that he may also have to be quarantined along with Prince Phillip who is 98. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are no longer working royals but this does not mean that they cannot act as Counsellors of State. But it is likely it will be controversial if they take on the role. Prince William is likely to be the only Counsellor who is a working royal and is likely to remain out of self isolation. Counsellors of State are made up of the consort of the Queen and the first four people in the line of succession. Those who are chosen have to be 21 or over even though the heir to the throne becomes qualified when they reach eighteen. If two Counsellors are required and only one is available then Parliament may have to amend the Regency Act. This role is likely to go to Princess Beatrice of York who is ninth in line to the throne. If the Queen and her Counsellors are unable to carry out their duties then the Government could fall apart as someone has to be able to carry out the duties of the sovereign. Tasks undertaken by Counsellors and the sovereign include granting royal assent, issuing royal proclamations, appointing judges and Queen’s Counsel. However, it is likely that the Duke of York will most likely step up as Counsellor, even if he is a controversial choice given his recent links to convicted sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Royal historian Marlene Koenig explained that extra Counsellors are needed but that it is unlikely to happen to Princess Beatrice. She said: “In 1944, when Lord Lascelles was a prisoner of war, he was briefly removed as a Counsellor of State and replaced with Princess Alexandra of Connaught. “However, this was not actually legal because the Regency Act does not allow for a replacement. “Lord Lascelles was taken prisoner in 1944. He had replaced the Countess of Southesk as a Counsellor on his 21st birthday a few months earlier. “Princess Elizabeth turned 18-years-old in April 1944 – and she replaced Princess Alexandra, the Countess Southesk’s older sister. “But with Lord Lascelles taken prisoner in June 1944, the King issued a Letters Patent that August putting Alexandra back on the list, even though it was technically not allowed. “So there is precedence, sort of, but in case of the Queen being ill, I think they would have to make do with the group they have.”
  14. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    A friend of a friend has died of Coronavirus in Arizona (actually several family members also had it, but only one fatality). She had underlying health conditions but would not have died had it not been for corona. My friend says the death stats in AZ have not changed since her death because they reported it as being from the underlying condition, not Coronavirus. She’s worried this is much worse and being dramatically underreported because of this. I know this happens a lot because my grandmother died of the flu two years ago. Was perfectly healthy prior to getting the flu. Her death was reported as something like respiratory failure (I honestly don’t remember at the moment) not influenza.
  15. dixiedoodah

    Coronavirus

    Although we all knew it was coming, we just got the official word that my son’s campus (WVU) is shutting down for the year. It’s his freshman year so while it’s not as bad as it is for seniors, he’s still pretty bummed. Not to mention his birthday is Sunday and I’m sure they had plans that didn’t include being locked in with his 16 year old sister.
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