People keep saying that Trump is only fighting to keep the money coming in, which most likely started out true, but as with everything else, Trump keeps losing the script and thinking that it really is about overthrowing Democracy and installing himself dictator:
?NEW: Trump called Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House *twice* to seek his help reversing his election loss.
Trump is abusing the courts, pressuring public officials and using incendiary rhetoric to undermine democracy and subvert the will of the people.https://t.co/HKJLDGStQ0
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) December 8, 2020
And his band of sycophants line right up behind him:
Asked if Trump should concede once electors vote on Dec. 14, Jim Jordan said: “No. No way, no way, no way.”
“We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here.” Conservative Rs press for floor fight, tho it stands little chance of succeeding https://t.co/fAgbMqM1Hr
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 7, 2020
Texas AG petitions the Supreme Court to overturn the election results:
It looks like we have a new leader in the “craziest lawsuit filed to purportedly challenge the election” category:
The State of Texas is suing Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin *directly* in #SCOTUS.
(Spoiler alert: The Court is *never* going to hear this one.) pic.twitter.com/2L4GmdCB6I
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) December 8, 2020
And then there is this:
He is. Are you? https://t.co/OY8qxNMPxm
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 8, 2020
The first person (well, outside of trials l suppose) has been vaccinated against Covid-19. She is a 90 year old grandmother in the UK:
Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at about 6.45am at her local hospital in Coventry.
Originally from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, she has lived in Coventry for more than 60 years. She will receive a booster jab in 21 days to ensure she has the best chance of being protected against the virus.
Ms Keenan, who turns 91 next week, is a former jewellery shop assistant who only retired four years ago.
And after asking himself to vaccine or not to vaccine, that is the question, the 2nd person stepped unto the breach:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 8, 2020
And another screwup of Trumpian proportions:
Trump Administration only ordered enough vaccine to vaccinate just 50 million Americans. Declined to order more last summer and now Pfizer is back ordered until June. I’m so angry at this murderer I can’t say most of what I feel about this. https://t.co/aWtjt6StrS
— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) December 7, 2020
Covid deaths are 8 times higher than flu or pneumonia.
Coronavirus is causing more than eight times the number of deaths from flu or pneumonia, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.
In the week to 20 November the ONS said there were 2,697 deaths where Covid-19 was listed on the death certificate and 2,361 deaths where the virus was considered the main cause of death.
This compares to just 280 deaths with flu or pneumonia listed as the cause of death in the same week. There were 2,605 deaths which involved flu of pneumonia.
Across England and Wales, there were 20 per cent more deaths in the seven days to 20 November than the five-year average, with a total of 12,535 deaths reported.
A quick overview of how the Covid-19 vaccine works:
Here I describe a brief overview of how the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccines work. Taking a vaccine is one’s personal choice, and I hope this video can help someone make that decision rooted in science. pic.twitter.com/ZjFH0DH5ca
— Rob Swanda (@ScientistSwanda) December 7, 2020
Japanese cooking relaxes me:
In complete disclosure, I’m bored with the choreographed Christmas light idea, but since this is A-ha’s Take on Me, I ended up watching most of it:
Mario Lopez is Colonel Sanders, in a KFC seduction thriller movie on Lifetime. Because, sure, why not?