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The Number Of Votes Senate Dems Running For President Are Missing Is Astounding

Maybe these folks need to be handed their pink slips?

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Senate Democrats who are currently running for their party’s presidential nomination are apparently getting to take a lot of time off from doing the actual jobs they were “hired” to do.

Apparently these folks are neglecting their actual obligations for the current job title they hold and missing tons of votes, according to new reports.

Must be nice to be a politician. If the rest of us didn’t show up to work we’d be fired.

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Some senators have missed nearly 50 percent of Senate floor votes this year. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J) leads the way, having missed 47 percent of votes, followed by Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) at 46 percent, and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) at 41 percent.

Yes, Sen. Gillibrand, who is polling at 0 or 1 percent in many national polls, is committing so much time to her presidential campaign that she is missing 41 percent of Senate votes.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doing a bit better than the other front-runner senators, having missed 29 percent of this year’s votes. Michael Bennet of Colorado has missed 28 percent and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has missed 24 percent.

The average number of votes being missed by Democratic senators is hitting around 31 percent. However, as bad as these numbers are, it’s actually been worse in the past.

Back in 2007, when former Sen. John McCain was campaigning for president, he missed a whopping 53 percent of the votes held in the Senate.

Now, the individual who wins the nomination isn’t going to have to deal with a whole lot of backlash, but those who won’t nab the nomination will have a tough time campaigning for re-election in their state with such a large number of missed votes on their record.

Ultimately, that could be a good thing for conservatives who are wanting to see more of those seats return to the hands of Republicans, thus giving the GOP control of all three branches of government, assuming Trump wins in 2020.

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CDC Readies Cruises, Complete with Human Guinea Pigs

Fingers crossed!

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Strange New Correlation Discovered Between COVID and Bald Men

This strain of coronavirus just keeps getting weirder.

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From the very onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical community appeared stumped.  Sure, this was a novel virus and, as such, came complete with a number of strange and unknown consequences. There were your “long-haulers”; folks who seemed to continually have issues recovering from the illness.  Others lost their senses of taste and smell, sometimes for months on end.  There were even reports of so-called “COVID toes” – an ailment that affected the coloration of the skin on toes and fingers of a small percentage of patients. Now, in another odd correlation within the coronavirus spectrum, it appears that men who’d gone bald are at particular risk for certain side effects of COVID-19. New research suggests they spend up to twice as long in hospital with Covid than those who still have a full head of hair. Science seems to have at least some idea of why this is. They are also admitted to intensive care in higher numbers. Scientists say men’s Covid vulnerability largely comes down to male sex hormones called androgens. Men who are genetically more sensitive to androgens appear to be more likely to suffer severe Covid. They are also more likely to have hair loss, called androgenetic alopecia, which affects around half of men over the age of 50. The science seemed to back this up. A team of US doctors measured men’s sensitivity to androgens by counting a chemical called CAG. High levels indicate that a man is more likely to have hair loss. Of 65 men hospitalised with the infection, those with high CAG levels had worse Covid outcomes in the 60 days following their hospitlisation. They spent 47 days in hospital, on average, and 70.6 per cent were admitted to ICU. For comparison, those with low CAG levels spent an average of 25 days…

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