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So it’s not just me

Trump is exhausting.

I’m so sick of his crap after 4 long years, day after day of badness. How bad is he, let me count the ways. No, better not. I’ve got to get up for work tomorrow.

I’m in a bit of a steam of consciousness state here. I’m going with it. (Steam? Stream? I’m leaving it)

So I was watching Seth Meyers do a Closer Look this evening and it was like we are on the same wavelength. Trump’s gluttonous need for attention 24/7 is draining.

I just want him to go away in any way possible. It’s irritating to know that after I vote I still have to wait a whole month to kick him and his whole tacky entourage to the curb. I’m beginning to see the PA Republicans point of view on this. Do we really need to wait until three days after Election Day to count all of the postmarked ballots? Why can’t we start earlier and get it over with? How about we give everyone two weeks from today to turn in all their ballots and call it a day? Since PA is the only state that counts, let us go first and save everyone else the time and energy.

It’s even annoying that once again, I’m living in THE MOST IMPORTANT REGION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STATE OF THE UNION. Talk about pressure. Look, if I could take all 314,000 mail in ballots in Allegheny county and mark them all for Biden just to stop the madness, it would be so worth it. But the fricking state has gamed every possible fraud scenario and made it almost impossible for the average person to steal 314,000 ballots. Und zo ve vait.

BTW, I’m still not seeing the same crazy number of Trump yard signs that I did in 2016. I get the feeling that the other side is scared of being identified as a Trumper in case the liberal death squads show up to kill them with hours of forced vegan evangelism and wind power. The horror. The horror.

Wait. Are they really scared of us? Jeez, talk about guilty consciences.

We don’t need signs to identify you. We know who you are.

(Ooooo, I just thought of something. Maybe we should nod knowingly and act like their conspiracy theories are possible. It could mean an October blissfully free of Trump signs and MAGA hats. “You’re right, Mike. You never can tell with those evil liberals. I heard that the ones they don’t convert to veganism get sent to re-education camps where everyone has to knit their own sandals. You have to get up in front of everyone and repeat Hillary Clinton slogans. “It takes a village!!” “Women’s rights are human rights”. I’m telling you, they learned their stuff from the viet cong. Welp, I already returned my mail in ballot but I’ll see ya’ at the polling place. Tick tock. I’m kidding, Mike, Jeez, you should see your face.”

There’s a piece in WaPo that says that maskholes are narcissists. It’s interesting that they are predominately right wingers who have been soaked in Objectivism for so long. They do what they want. The rules don’t apply to them. They think they are invincible and don’t care that they are endangering people around them.

And the number of dead from coronavirus reached 1 million today with no sign of a break. The numbers are going to go up and I don’t know if I can get a flu shot yet. We could still die from this thing. It really is a pandemic. No, really.

If you don’t think it’s a pandemic, why fret about a vaccine??

Damn Trump for turning this country into a science experiment with 300,000,000 shaker flasks of nutrient rich keto culture medium, just perfect for mutations that will render any potential vaccine less effective than if everyone had been wearing their masks.

Anyway, I’m going to watch the debate tomorrow because even though I want to cancel Trump’s season, I feel compelled to see how the plot ends.

Will it matter if Biden wins? Maybe. Hillary won but couldn’t shake the race loose. I have this weird feeling that Biden can do this. Call it a hunch. It kind of depends on what happens tomorrow during the day. Somebody has been figuring out how to play this game. I can tell.

Meanwhile, I’m going to start packing my bug out bag because I’m not sure I want to be at ground zero on Election Day.

I just want it to be over already. Write the spoiler ending in Wikipedia so I can skip ahead and dodge the Trumpers freaking out.

I want to sleep for gawd’s sakes.


C’mon, can we pleeze vote and get it over with?? 🙄

Opinions differ.

This is why it is so vital to replace RBG with ACB:

Beard growth.


An Amy Diversion

Put aside the tax story that’s going to consume all the oxygen in the room for the next week and watch this.

It’s a clip of Amy Klobuchar responding to Ted Cruz in a judiciary committee meeting. We don’t hear Cruz’s comment that caused Amy to respond but we can deduce from the content of her reply that it was typical Republican complaining that the Democrats were going to politicize the nomination hearing for Barrett by bringing up all kinds of election year subjects and they have no place in these hallowed halls before this immaculate nominee who only needs to present her perfection to the court before a vote.

Amy K. Wasn’t having it.

Looks like the Republicans were thinking that all these other bread and butter issues were never going to come up.

Amy says it wasn’t her choice to drop all the controversial subjects into a confirmation hearing in the middle of an election year when people are already voting. That was TRUMP’S choice. What did Ted expect? That the Democrats who don’t even have to be present for the vote, since they are outnumbered, were going to let Republicans off the hook so that what goes on with Barrett doesn’t affect their electoral chances?

Really, Ted?? You really think Democrats were just going to give up and go away? They’re going to take scalps for this. Every Republican Senator up for re-election right now is going to have to face their constituents now that the Barrett’s appointment is going to affect their lives for a generation and EVERYONE is going to know exactly what is on the line.

By the way, Republicans, if you hate politics that much, don’t run for Senate. It’s not supposed to be just an old boys club.