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2002:  The Flossing of Beverly
2003:  Patience is Still a Virtue, Dammit
2004:  Apologies are in Order
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2006: Bet Ya Can't Watch Just One
2007: Wide Stance

2008: I Can See Clearly Now
2009:  What Constitutes "A Man"?
2010:  My Guilty Secret
2012: The Party that Was
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November 6, 2020

Donald Trump; gave a 15 minute speech, in which he said the 2020 presidential election was rigged and there were fraudulent votes counted for his opponent Joe Biden — Stephen Colbert was particularly emotional. He called Trump a “fascist” and was overwhelmed by emotion.

“So we all knew he would do this,” he continued, before tearing up and standing silent, head down, for approximately 15 seconds. “What I didn’t know is that it would hurt so much. I didn’t expect this to break my heart. For him to cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right from the briefing room in the White House — our house, not his — that is devastating.”

“He is the president of the United States,” he said. “That office means something, and that office should have some shred of decency.”

The networks (except Fox and CNN) cut away from Trump's speech.  MSNBC moved fastest, with anchor Brian Williams cutting in just 35 seconds into Trump's remarks to fact-check.  ABC News anchor David Muir broke in to correct the record after the president wrongly alleged illegal votes were being counted and that opponents were attempting to steal the election. The cable news network did not return to the president's comments in the White House pressroom.

Now that the voting is finished and we are just counting votes, I have started watching the news again and listening to Trump's attempts to steal the election is shocking.  Today he made a statement --

"We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election.  this is about the integrity of our entire election process.  From the beginning we have said that all legal ballots must e counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn.  We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government.  I will never give up fighting for you and our nation."

He has made lots of accusations of criminal activity, but has offered zero evidence and nobody involved with the vote counts, or supervising the vote counts has one single bit of evidence that there is anything illegal going on.  In Arizona, Trumpists tried to storm the vote counting building...what would they do if they managed to get in???

Watching how close the votes are (e.g. 50% vs. 48.6%, 49.4%-49.4%, 49.7% vs 48.1%) makes you realize that as you walk around your city (except perhaps in California, where the votes were 63% vs. 35%) that every other person you see thinks that racism, sexism, homophobia, lying, cheating, kidnapping, etc., etc is acceptable as long as your finances are ok..  That's very disturbing.

The most impressive person on TV since this all started is MSNBC's Steve Kornacki.  Going 24-hour days seemingly without any sleep, Kornacki was a soothingly nerdy presence: identifying obscure but key counties in states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (and explaining why their early vote totals might be misleading) and metaphorically holding the nation’s hand as it went through a collective nervous breakdown.

People were so clued into him that they started posting worried notes on Twitter about how many hours he had been broadcasting pretty much non-stop, until they finally took him off for a 2 hour nap an then back at the polls again. 

Maybe by the time you are reading this, we will know who is the president.



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