Thanksgiving is cancelled this year. At least in my house it is. Yes, I know that it kinda sucks that we lose the holiday that involves being around friends and family and eating as much food as you can possibly stuff into your gullet, but I’d rather not try to recreate the 17th century pilgrim thanksgiving/biological warfare combo. Mrs. C and I will make small turkey, roast some veggies, maybe make a dessert and have some wine. It’s 2020 after all.
Zoom is removing their 40 minute limit for free accounts for Zoomsgiving:
As a thank you to our customers, we will be lifting the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27 so your family gatherings don’t get cut short. ??? #ZoomTogetherpic.twitter.com/aubsH0tfxG
The CDC is warning against cruise travel and for the LIFE OF ME, I cannot figure who on Earth would actually get on a cruise during the height of a pandemic. Of course, Trump got over 70 million votes so I guess we just live in a stupid, stupid world.
Imagine a month in which you are featured in a major motion picture with your hand down your pants, you have a press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, your hair dye leaks on live television, your case is dismissed with prejudice—and it’s your colleague who is fired!
HA! This made me so happy. A German covid denier (wtf?) compares herself to a Nazi resistance fighter and the guy working security quits on the spot.
As a young woman compares herself to Nazi resistance fighter Sophie Scholl at a ‘Querdenker’ (Covid-denier) rally in Hannover, the disgusted security guard quits on the spot. pic.twitter.com/k7QoTJw41d
The website isthisacoup.com is monitoring the events of the third world nation called The United States of America, as the ruling power takes a buzzsaw to democracy in an attempt to overthrow the will of the people to keep Trump in power. Granted, they have their worst people in charge of doing the actual overthrowing so it’s not a full-throated effort, but it would basically all go away if McConnell and his ilk would say that Biden is President-elect and that Trump needs to move on and do more traditional damage like pardoning all of his friends and himself with his remaining months in power.
Grassley, 87, tests positive for covid. He was in the Senate on Monday and presided over the chamber as it opened and spoke on the floor as well, removing his mask as he spoke. He went into isolation today after being exposed to someone with covid-19. https://t.co/VdtAxbdjcE
During the middle of that, a two GOP members on a board of canvassers for a county in Michigan that includes Detroit, refused to certify the election results before realizing that it probably wasn’t their best interest in starting a coup and finally voted to certify. One of the board members didn’t hold back in his criticism of the two trumpets:
It’s becoming more clear everyday that there was a massive attempt at voter fraud. Here’s one of the perpetrators:
Witness corroborates claim against Graham:
A staffer for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger says he participated in that controversial phone call with Lindsey Graham and said he heard Graham ask if state officials could throw out ballots. https://t.co/C0GuO1bfTb
Even Fox News is basically telling Trump to start the transition process:
Brian Kilmeade says “it’s in the country’s best interest if [Trump] starts coordinating” with President-elect Biden on COVID-19 and security: “Just brief them … so we don’t drop the ball in a little while.” pic.twitter.com/rJF6NOXnGl
I hate being THAT GUY. You know, the one who can turn a victory into a complete disaster. That guy who sees that Biden has now won by over 5 million votes, the biggest percentage of victory since FDR, will end up with 306 Electoral Votes, and still wonder how Trump will remain in office. And I’m not quite up to THAT GUY levels yet. But I’m starting to get a bit nervous. Trump is psychotic. I don’t think he is lying about the fraudulent voting. I think he actually believes this. He is completely divorced from reality at this point. And he is doing what has always worked for him before. Blustering, sending his legal team out to chip away, and radicalize his cult. The Republicans first started saying they were humoring him, but they have said that about every crazy whim that he has done now before ultimately backing him up with every dirty trick they can muster. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they will succeed, and I don’t give them much of a chance at that either. But the damage that they can do could be catastrophic. A militia was trying to kidnap the governor of Michigan a few weeks ago. Do you think Trump shrieking that he is being cheated out of the presidency is going to calm these militia cultist types?
I guess my question is, what now? What happens if Trump keeps clinging to these wild assertions for weeks? It’s just so exhausting.
Roy Blunt on Sunday:
“There are always some changes. Seems unlikely that any changes could be big enough to make a difference.”
Roy Blunt on Tuesday:
“You know, the president wasn’t defeated by huge numbers. In fact, he may have not have been defeated at all.” pic.twitter.com/CQKUX85FQ9
Pentagon finally confirms near total decapitation of civilian leadership in the last 24 hours. Secretary of Defense Esper fired Monday, the top Pentagon Policy official, top Defense Department intelligence official, and chief of staff to the Defense Secretary all out today
It is Tuesday morning and we’re at the stage of the election where Trump has not only not conceded, but is sending his toadies out to sue to invalidate the results in several states.
Bill Barr is once again using the DOJ as a political weapon because he sees himself not as the Attorney General for the American people but as the personal henchman for Donald Trump. It’s a disgrace—and yet another reason he needs to go. https://t.co/wvRpORtHf7
Most Republicans are publicly supporting President Trump’s refusal to concede, including Mitch McConnell. He weighed in yesterday, saying Trump is “100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.” https://t.co/5CjjmN8QAUpic.twitter.com/9uwDwrMu9G
“What’s the downside of humoring him for this little bit of time? He went golfing this weekend… He’s tweeting about filing some lawsuits; those lawsuits will fail; then he’ll tweet some more about how the election was stolen; then he’ll leave.” https://t.co/cZ8NAfjJuNpic.twitter.com/4caafUTDc2