Monday, Monday Motes To Be

Here’s one for 2020 bingo: Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen announced she’d have to skip a rally on Saturday because she’d been bitten by a bat.“I will not be able to attend the campaign rally tomorrow morning,” she tweeted Friday. “I will be getting a rabies vaccine as a precaution after having been bitten by a bat near the start of this campaign tour!” You can’t make this up.

Cuba, Haiti, The Seychelles: A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing the current government. Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what they consider a “violation of their constitutional rights to a defense.” When you go to another country, with intent to cause civil strife, you don’t have any rights. I would support anyone trying to create a free society, but when you go in half-assed, under-prepared, you better be ready for the consequences of your failure. (There’s a hint in the title)

Who’s a good boy: It was newly licensed police dog Max’s first day on the job with the Dyfed-Powys department in Wales when the dog and its handler, PC Peter Lloyd, began their search for the two missing people. Guided by Max and after 90 minutes of searching, Lloyd spotted the missing mother and her 1-year-old baby waving for help on the side of the mountain near a steep ravine, Rees-Jones said. The two were found safe, but cold, and are believed to have been in the area for a long time.

No groups bigger than 10: A 17-year-old is dead, one of at least 21 people, including an off-duty D.C. police officer, who were shot during a large public gathering in Southeast early Sunday morning, according to police. Investigators said there were at least three gunmen, who used handguns, shooting from three spots simultaneously. No motive was offered.

And on the same note: There’s about 200,000 “bikers” in Sturgis, S.D. right now, drinking, partying, and not social distancing. No shootings have been reported to date.

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