Guess who was coughing all day yesterday, to the point I had a sore throat?
However I’m not coughing today, didn’t run a temperature, so no idea if this is allergies, my autoimmune disorder, or an extremely light case of COVID.
The men in my household aren’t showing any symptoms so far, knock on wood.
Can’t rule out symptoms may show up at any time or get worse, though. Another one of my kid’s co-workers tested positive as did two customers who had close proximity to them.
It’s a small cluster. A tiny clusterfuck all thanks to that tangerine asshat in the White House.
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MAGAtroids are ramping up their terror attacks. Today they shut down the Garden State Parkway:
— TalkRadio 77 WABC (@77WABCradio) November 1, 2020
They also swamped the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York City:
#MAGAdrag caravan of reportedly 2 thousand vehicles stretched out from Rockland County to Westchester County in New York, rallying for president Trump. They shut down Mario Cuomo Bridge in New York
— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) November 1, 2020
Trump supporters basically shut down two of the busiest highways in the New Jersey-New York area, and without advance notice or any permit. Thankfully no other terror attacks took place which might have required the intervention of state and federal law enforcement’s use of these roadways.
They also shut down Colorado state highway C-470 and northbound I-25, a federal highway:
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) November 1, 2020
And the media has once again failed to characterize this for what it is — terrorism designed to disrupt infrastructure with intent to interfere with normal operations including the conduct of the election.
This tweet nails it:
What trump supporters see vs what the rest of the world sees😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/6harZ8w0Wk
— M-A. StayFuckin’Legit🔥2daysTickTockMF 🇨🇦☘️🇨🇦 (@BagdMilkSoWhat) November 1, 2020
If the flags were black and white and covered with slogans in Arabic, Dari, or Pashto, perhaps the media would have a different perception of these events. But because the media is wired to see these as wholly political events and therefore expressions of free speech, they don’t call this terrorism.
No police showed up in either of these two states to force these “parades” to yield part of the roadway to regular traffic.
What exactly are police doing for public safety when, as in North Carolina, they spray teargas at and arrest participants of a march to get out the vote — including children and at least one journalist — because the police claim they were “blocking the roadway”? Yet New Jersey, New York, and Colorado didn’t use teargas or other irritants on participants intent on obstructing traffic.
One clue: note the race of the participants in these events.
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Axios reported earlier that Trump will declare himself the winner if it looks like he’s leading in the polls before the end of the evening on Election Day. Trump has since denied this but he then whined about ballots coming in later (as they always have) and about governors of Democratic persuasion overseeing the conduct of the vote.
Which of course is total bullshit and another means to interfere with the vote. Polls won’t be closed in California, Alaska, Hawaii for at least 3-5 hours after polls in Easter Time Zone, and in Alaska in particular Trump is polling behind Biden.
NPR’s Dominic Montanaro tweeted a thread (click on the link) explaining the vote won’t be final before midnight Eastern:
I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but here goes… final election results are NEVER known on Election Night. All the votes are NEVER counted by and on Election Night.
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) November 1, 2020
Historian Michael Beschloss puts it more simply:
We did not know Presidential winner for certain before midnight on election nights in 1960, 1968, 1976, 2000, 2004, 2016. No one should pretend there would be anything historically unusual if that happens again in 2020.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 1, 2020
Anything Donald Trump says on November 3 before midnight Eastern should be seen as electioneering at best and interference with/suppression of voting at worst. Any media outlet reporting what Trump says without caveats is aiding and abetting him in a “perception hack” meant to undermine our faith in the democratic process.
It’s bad enough that the major broadcast television networks carried this Trumpian scumbucket who propelled this same “perception hack.” What a bloody shame we have to reply on The Lincoln Project to call out this ethics-free chump:
For some reason, this talking thumb thinks counting all of the ballots = stealing the election. pic.twitter.com/ztSOfMN56d
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 1, 2020
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There are other signs Trump already knows this isn’t going to turn out well for him.
The White House on lockdown: A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a “non-scalable” fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square.
250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) November 2, 2020
When we fire you, Trump, you’d best believe the eviction notice will be served and executed. We owe to the 231,000 Americans who died of COVID and the 3,000 Puerto Rican Americans who died from your deliberate neglect after Hurricane Maria to remove you, let alone the Americans who will die between now and your exit from the White House.
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Thank you for voting if you’ve voted. Please help others over the next 48 hours to get out the vote. Make sure you touch base with friends and family to ensure they are prepared to vote if they haven’t already.