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Friday, November 6, 2020
America Wins
What a day. The triumphal streets filled with whooping, honking, weeping, hugging, pot-banging, flag-waving and curbside "America the Beautiful" paeans. There were dancing mailboxes, "Good Trouble" tributes, joyful signs proclaiming "It's Over," "The People Have Chosen Empathy," "You're Fired," "Union Saved" - even as the loser's lawyers babbled at a landscaping store. And from a glad Burundian friend who voted for the first time: "I'm very happy (to) understand the power of 'We the people.'"
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Thursday, November 5, 2020
Meltdown City
Oh man. Slurred and addled, the Biggest Loser has given us "the single worst moment in American presidential history" by raving, "I f you count the legal votes, I easily win" and vomiting so many frenzied lies that an aghast media - getting it right four years too late - cut away from him. Then they eviscerated him: "Feast of falsehoods," "Pathetic lie after lie," "There's only words here." But Anderson Cooper won the night: "We see him...an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun."
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Still Here, Just Barely
It's been a time. We are spent, bereft, uneasy, deeply sorrowful to see exposed a country so broken half its people would still vote for an evil clown, grievously proving "we are what he thinks we are." But if Biden removes him, it will be an incalculable gift to the republic. Many monsters - Barr, Miller - will go. Many atrocities will end. And after Trump "claimed" more states, many resilient souls claimed their own perks - the moon, Tom Brady, Japan, Trump a one-term president. Breathe.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
We Will Be There
Long day, night, day. Despite the endless lines and on-going, harrowing wait for results, Election Day brimmed with all the jubilant defiance of the viral lanky guy in Philly dancing in line in his "Fuck 2020" t-shirt, with multiple groups from Stroll To the Polls to Resistance Revival Chorus offering hope, joy, music, community. And food, thanks to José Andrés' Chefs for the Polls . His Tom-Joad-like maxim, more vital than ever: Wherever there's a fight for food or good, "We will be there."
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Monday, November 2, 2020
You Have Disturbed Our Peace
Whew: Armed MAGA goons swarming the Biden bus in Texas and toting assault rifles in Kentucky, freak-flag-flying trains of yahoos clogging highways to deliver their cogent political message - "Everyone in the right lane sucks!" - a "March to the Polls" of voters, clergy, kids pepper-sprayed, Trump celebrating it all as the work of "patriots" - to historians, "It isn't 'like fascism.' It's fascism." But there may be hope: At his latest rallies, Trump played the theme song from "The Titanic."
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Saturday, October 31, 2020
You're Fired
Halloween wasn't quite the same, given....everything, but still there was good cheer: We saw a smattering of sweet brave costumed kids out, neighbors made ingenious candy chutes, two guys went running as Superman and Batman, and witches cast spells to defeat The Dark One. Best, Berlin's Madame Tussauds wax museum gave us the burn of the week by dumping their Trump in the garbage as a “preparatory measure” for the election - along with bags of trash.
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Rounding the Delusional Corner
Contentment reigns in MAGA land, where the White House just feted, among their remarkable achievements, “ENDING (THE) PANDEMIC” with Trump's "decisive actions." Whew. We're kinda relieved, having heard about his massive failure to collect data, lethal shortfall on PPE, failed $300 million celebrity ad blitz to “defeat despair," maskless rallies where fans are dropping from cold and heat, and record 90,400-plus new cases - one a second. Thank God for alternative reality .
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Trump In A Nutshell: They Came For the Covid, But Stayed For the Hypothermia
In a mind-numbing, butt-freezing, metaphor-rich shitshow in Omaha, the guys who say they want to run the country just failed to run a parking lot after missing buses left thousands of often older rally-goers stranded for hours in frigid temps in search of their cars. Twitter had thoughts: It wouldn't be cold without thermometers, don't let hypothermia dominate your life, it's Obama's fault, and it is what it is: With Trump, you will always end up abandoned in a cold, dark place.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Tree of Life: May Their Memory Be For A Blessing
This week marks two years since the country's deadliest act of anti-Semitism, when a madman shot and killed 11 mostly older Jews worshipping at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. Today, survivors and their community try to heal and move forward - with a book and oral history project, the task of Tikkun Olam - repairing the world - and the charge to remember, akin to the Biblical call to give praise. A survivor: "You have to remember. Their lives meant something."
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Ours Is A Cold and Righteous Anger
They did it. Shredding the norms of democracy and decency, the GOP rammed through Amy Coney Barrett, the woman walking through the doors RBG opened so she can slam them behind her. On a dark day, people grieved, vowed voters' vengeance, raged at a venal GOP and "morally hideous" Barrett willing to join their illicit power grab, prayed she'd be forever tainted by shame and the stink of bias. They also hoped she'd remain haunted by RBG, towering above her.
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