Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – What I Learned Today – Wednesday, January 6

Lindsey’s moment of clarity he had back in 2016 before he decided (or was blackmailed) to be Trump’s full body masseuse has turned out to be quite prophetic.  Trump went into office with the GOP controlling the House and Senate and now they have lost the Presidency, House, and Senate (Senate is a bit more complex because it will be a 50/50 tie, but with a Democratic VP, Mitch McConnell finds himself as Minority Leader, which sounds so good I need to repeat it.  Minority Leader Mitch McConnell).  Ossoff has not officially won yet but it’s looking really good right now. This is a pretty big blow for the GOP who thought the path to victory was lining up behind an absolute lunatic.

And it may have been enough, except Stacey Abrams did such an amazing job at raising enthusiasm and voter turnout that enough can’t be said about how she has carried that state for the Dems since her loss to Kemp in the Governor’s race in 2018.





And let the blame game begin:

Today is the day that Congress counts the votes and makes Biden’s win official. Of course, Trump thinks that Pence is going to just light a match and burn any votes that would give Biden the win:

To be clear, this is not a thing. Pence has no power to just toss votes. Pence is opening up envelopes and handing them to be counted to the bipartison counters.  It’s a no win situation for Pence because Trump and the MAGAts are going to turn on him in a big way.

This cake looks amazing, and ridiculous to make. But still worth posting:

Heavy Metal 5G Vaccines and the Georgia Election is Happening – What I Learned Today – Tuesday, January 5

Election day in Georgia.  I’m not getting my hopes up. I think the chances of both Dems winning are nil, and even one winning is a bit of a stretch, but I’d like to think the antics of the GOP supporting a proud lunatic of a president and killing the $2,000 stimulus checks would be enough to push some moderates over to vote blue. But, it never seems to happen that way does it? Maybe I should give up the thought that there are moderates left in the GOP. Meanwhile:

Imagine being so scared of everything that you need to be armed everywhere you go.

Dear Scotland, good luck:

Conspiracy theorists share a schematic they claim to be a “5G chip” that is in the covid vaccines.  Turns out the schematic is actually a guitar distortion pedal.

The conspiracy theorists shared the schematic online, claiming it depicted the diagram for the supposed 5G chip. It features a section labelled “5G frequency” – clearly the source of many a theorist’s eureka moment – as well as terms guitarists will find familiar: “MT-2 Gain”, “Footswitch” among the most recognizable.

Mario Fusco, a senior software engineer at Redhat, spotted the misinformation and took to Twitter to flag it.

Sometimes, once in a blue moon, people can be amazing:

Twelve Thirty

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What I Learned Today – Monday, January 4

2021 officially starts today.  Oh, sure, we’re four days in. But, come on. You cannot really start a year on a weekend. I’m “back at work”, so working from home still for the foreseeable future. At the rate the vaccinations are going, I expect to get mine sometime in 2024.

I hope everybody had a safe and socially distanced holiday.  Judging from the pictures I have seen on social media, we are going to be in for a rough few weeks with infection rates and hospitalizations.

Our criminal president is spending his last few days in office trying to fit in as many crimes as possible. A tape leaked of a phone call with him trying to threaten the GA Secretary of State into “finding” enough votes for him to win the election:


I really wish Dems would start another impeachment against him. It’s so obvious that he is going to spend the next 17 days in office trying to steal the election (Jan 6th won’t be the end of it) and even though he has zero chance of succeeding, he still can cause problems and stir up unrest.  Put him on the defensive at least to throw him off his game.

How is Brexit going?

How are things with Covid?

Keith Richards talks to a horse:

There’s a neighborhood in California next to an airport where people park their planes in their garages and driveways: