Let me preface this by saying that I don’t think there is a person that Biden could have chosen that would have made me reconsider not voting for him on November 3rd. Trump is the worst president of my lifetime, and most likely the worst president in the history of this country. Getting him out of office is paramount. That leaves one option; voting for Joe Biden.

Kamala Harris was one of my early favorites for president. Elizabeth Warren was my top pick and by the time the primary came to Massachusetts, Kamala had already dropped out of the race (and my vote for Warren got her to third place in her own state. How did that happen?) So needless to say, I’m quite pleased that Harris is back on the ticket. She’s a strong pick for VP. I haven’t seen her debate but I have seen her grill quite a few people in Senate committee hearings. She is tenacious and concise in her questions (tools she undoubtedly honed as a former prosecutor) and seeing her face off against the slow-witted misogynist Mike Pence will be a popcorn night for sure.

Harris being the VP, which really wasn’t unexpected, sent Trump’s campaign scurrying for some sort of angle to attack her and coming up fairly empty for the time being. Trump resorted to calling her a nasty woman, which is his default adjective for any woman whom he is threatened by. I’m guessing that Trump’s team was gearing up for Susan Rice to be selected which they could then have unloaded their usual anti-Clinton/Benghazi tropes on but now they may have to send Jared to Wikipedia to try to come up with a new line of attack for Harris.

There are avenues for criticism, such as her stint as an Attorney General for CA, although since the GOP loves to be tough on crime, I’m not sure if they’ll want to go there. That’s a bit too nuanced for today’s Republican party anyway so I expect their main attack will be on her ethnicity and gender as Trump starts questioning her parents’ immigration status. Will he start asking about her birth certificate? You know, the classics. Whatever you think is the low point that Trump will sink, he’ll find a way to tunnel under it.

I’m just glad that Biden made a choice that seems to be adding enthusiasm to his campaign.



What I Learned Today – Tuesday, August 11

I woke up around 6:30am and thought I would get a head start on peeking on the net to see what’s happening.  And my wifi was slow so thought I would reboot my routers. And then couldn’t get internet back on for an hour.  Now I’m just annoyed. Also, it’s 9am and already my home is like a sauna.

Ron DeSantis continues to be the worst person in the world.  When asked about sending students back into covid-infested classrooms, his response is “nothing is risk-free in life.” Meanwhile, the cases of covid with children have increased 137% in the past month.

College football is probably cancelled but Trump is insisting that they do have a season so he can gloat about how EVERYTHING IS NORMAL AND IT MAGICALLY WENT AWAY as people continue to get infected and die or have complications which may be life long. Why anybody would listen to him at this point is just so beyond me.

Neck gaiters (I wasn’t sure what that was either, picture below) may actually help spread droplets and the coronavirus.  So just wear a regular damn mask.  And not one with a vent.

Biden is going to be announcing his VP pick sometime this week. Speculation is that the name will be leaked sometime today and the official word will come on Wednesday or Thursday. I will be waiting to hear who is running mate is before I decide on who I will vote on this November.  (LOL KIDDING.  Do you think there is anybody he could possibly pick who would make me NOT vote for the only candidate who has a chance against Trump? He could pick a 4 day old egg salad sandwich and I still would think that the sandwich would run the country better than Trump.  This isn’t even up for debate)

This guy has played a video game or two: