VOTE!: What I Learned Today – Monday, October 26

 

It’s almost over. Eight days remain. So many emotions are running through me about this. First of all, part of me is just glad that all of the craziness that happens as a precursor to the election is just about over. I hate how long the Presidential election cycle is and how it is covered in the media. It’s just excruciatingly neverending. And it’s even worse when you factor in the absolutely worst person in the world who has proved again and again how much disdain he has for everybody whose name isn’t Donald Trump. I know it’s a cliche to say that this election is the most important one of our lives, but given how Trump and his crew of racist sycophants have responded to the pandemic, or more accurately, how they haven’t responded to it, I don’t see how this isn’t the most important election of our lifetime. The current numbers are the worst we have seen since the beginning of the pandemic and Trump and his ilk have completely given up at even trying to pretend that they care.

So what can we do in the home stretch?  Firstly, vote!  I voted two weeks ago. I received a vote-by-mail ballot and put it in the ballot drop box at my town hall. (Easier for me to do that than trusting the mail at this point)  But there are many options this year. Please, do early voting if you can. And if you can’t do it early, vote on November 3rd. Don’t let your vote go to waste this year. There is just too much at stake.

Ok, you voted.  EXCELLENT!  Now what can we do? Personally, I donated a few extra dollars this past weekend.  I donated to Biden/Harris and also donated to Jaime Harrison in South Carolina. I rarely donate to out of state candidates but Lindsey Graham has just been such a snake that seeing his ass booted out of the Senate would be the most fun I could possibly have without waking up with a headache the next morning. I think a lot of people don’t donate money because they feel like they have to donate a lot to make it worth it. But even just a few bucks from a lot of people make a huge difference though. I donated $15 to Harrison. (As a side note, what is annoying about donating is as soon as you do, the next email is them urging you to give more. Dudes, I just gave.  At least give me 24 hours before you try bleeding more from me.)

So we donated and voted.  Now what? Urge your friends and family to do the same. Or at the very least, get them to vote. So many people just don’t vote because they don’t think they will make a difference.

Use the comments to let us know what you have been doing, or what you intend to do to make a difference as this election cycle winds down.


The 60 Minutes interview with Trump is just a mess. Let’s put it this way, a President of the United States who is in the final weeks of his reelection bid, runs away from an interview on one of the most top rated news shows because he was asked if he could do some tough questions, and took that question as the tough question.

If we think he’s bad now, he’s going to be so much worse if he gets a 2nd term.  VOTE!

But at least he has a big binder that details his healthcare plan. Oh, wait:


The White House has given up trying to control the pandemic.


A grocery store in Dublin has a glass floor that gives shoppers a peek into some history:

 

Shoppers at a new Lidl store in Dublin will get a unique insight into the city’s medieval past. The remains of an 11th century house are clearly visible beneath a glass section of the floor of the store on Aungier Street in the city centre.