Daily Bread for 8.6.20

Good morning.

Thursday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of seventy-nine.  Sunrise is 5:53 AM and sunset 8:08 PM, for 14h 15m 01s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 92% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand three hundred sixty-seventh day. 

 On this day in 1945, an American B-29 drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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Justin Baragona reports Trump’s Debate Moderator Wish List Is Stacked With Fox News Stars and Pushovers:

The Trump campaign released a list of suggested moderators for this year’s presidential debates and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it is loaded with many of the president’s favorite right-wing pundits and Fox News personalities.


A large portion of the names would be familiar to the most devoted of Fox News viewers. While the president didn’t include his close confidants like Sean Hannity or Lou Dobbs, and left off the denizens of his favorite morning show Fox & Friends, the campaign included several pundits and personalities featured across his favorite Fox programming.

Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Fox News contributor and former Real World cast member, made the cut despite her role as a sycophantic pro-Trump commentator across Fox’s opinion shows. Campos-Duffy is married to former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), a current CNN contributor who now serves as an official Trump surrogate.

 Tim Walker reports Trump still claims Covid will ‘go away’, Fauci disagrees:

Donald Trump claimed again on Wednesday that the coronavirus would “go away”, and “sooner rather than later”. That is not the view of his administration’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, who told Reuters it would take at least a year to bring the pandemic under control and it was unlikely the virus would ever be eradicated altogether. Meanwhile, Facebook for the first time removed a post from the president’s page that contained false information about the disease.

The US has now recorded 4.8 million Covid-19 cases and 157,690 deaths. The US census bureau has suspended a weekly survey tracking Americans’ quality of life, which painted a bleak picture of the effects of the pandemic and the economic downturn. And as Trump continues to insist schools should return in person in September, Chicago’s public school system has announced plans to teach the start of the school year entirely online.

Juan Perez Jr. reports NCAA ditches fall championships for hundreds of schools:

Division II and Division III officials nixed their fall postseasons after the NCAA’s governing board announced earlier Wednesday that each division could make its own call on whether to cancel the competitions amid the coronavirus pandemic. But administrators for higher-profile NCAA Division I programs have yet to pull the plug.

Division I campus sports officials now have two weeks to make a decision about their fall championships, though top college sports conferences are setting out ambitious football schedules and the nation’s blockbuster College Football Playoff says it’s pressing ahead with minor changes to its operations this fall.

As of Wednesday, 11 of the 23 Division II conferences had announced they would not compete in sports during the traditional fall season, according to the NCAA.

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