WTF, Everyone? Stay at Home!! Wear Your Masks!!

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California reported 17,694 new COVID cases on Monday, well more than any state has reported to date.


Nothing (NOTHING!) is worth getting this.

If you want to be with family this holiday season, then agree to a two week quarantine and get tested before getting together.

If not, then cancel your holiday plans and just deal with it.


Michigan, Pennsylvania, and GSA Confirm Trump is a Loser

 The Michigan Board of State Canvassers this afternoon voted to certify the state’s presidential election results. One Republican member abstained rather than vote “no,” and the other Republican member joined the two Democratic members to certify.

In Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court dealt the Trump campaign yet another legal loss, ruling that mail-in ballots cast in the state’s election can be counted even if a voter failed to completely fill out the envelope. This loss comes after a federal judge yesterday dismissed the campaign’s request to block certification of votes expected to confirm a victory there for President-elect Joe Biden.

And Emily Murphy, the administrator at the General Services Administration, has finally green-lighted the transition process. Her letter is a bit on the snarky side, but hey, we’ll take it.

There is a little bit of hope, at least at the moment, that democracy will ultimately prevail, and that the attempted authoritarian attempts to subvert it will continue to fail.

Authoritarian? Really?

A private email from a friend regarding a Facebook post: “Authoritarian? Really? I know Trump is pretty hard right. Even too hard right for many in his own party. But I am not sure sure Authoritarian is the right term. Not yet, anyway”

Sam Wang over at PEC has put together an authoritarian checklist. And as of 20 September 2020, Trump had checked off each item on it.

So, to answer the question, “Authoritarian? Really?”