We’ve done some noteworthy stuff today. Jen cut my hair again. It was longer in the back than on top. Now it’s short everywhere.
Jen got a new phone. We spent 900 hours on the phone with Verizon trying to set it up. It’s all set now.
I hung more Christmas lights outside of the house. This goes against every holiday instinct for me. You don’t put up Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving, you just don’t. Still… Covid, right? There are lights all over the house.
I also, and this is venturing into TMI territory, installed a new toilet seat. Can you dig it? I mean… shit, man (pun intended).
Why am I sharing all of this? I don’t know. I guess it’s just to stop myself from publicly making fun of the so called million maga march today. They made this big deal about how they were going to gather in huge numbers to protest the so called stealing of the election (which is hilarious). What actually happened was a crowd of a few hundred people shouting dumb slogans.
Oh the poor, poor trump cult. How sad they must be that reality keeps kicking them in the proverbial nuts.
Between watching The Flash and playing guitar and writing a few songs worth of lyrics and watching 30 Rock with Jen and Harry I have successfully managed to avoid stressing out of the coup trump is attempting. Mostly.
So Georgia is going to do a hand recount. What is cheeto going to do when the results come back for Biden again? Is he going to want a second recount?
Oh so there I go paying attention again.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day and I have it off. Thursday is Rob-Needed-To-Burn-A-Vacation-Day day so I have that off too. How should I spend my two days off?
Raking? There is rain in the forecast. Not sure.
Music? I’ve got a lot of songs ready for guitars and I need to start writing lyrics… yuck.
Doom scrolling twitter to keep up to date on the on going coup?
Yeah, that’s probably the one.
Coup d’état. I said that the 2016 election looked a lot like a coup d’état thanks to the russian interference. I never said the election was illegitimate, because right or wrong, the American people cast their votes.
Now we’re seeing an actual coup d’état. An attempt, at least. The justice department and a bunch of senators have joined the cheeto in his idiotic votes-for-the-other-guy-don’t-count crusade.
The motivation for this is clear. He’s raising money for the defense of the election, whatever the hell that means, and he’s embezzling that money to pay off his campaign debts. This is nothing but a scam to make a buck… and countless people are falling for it hook, line, and sinker.
America, home of the stupid. It never ends.
After a day’s worth of celebrating Biden’s win we need to start gearing ourselves up for the cheeto’s backlash. He’s never going to admit he lost. His narcissism cannot understand the concept of people not loving him. He’s going to sue everyone under the sun, he’s going to lie and rant and rave like the lunatic he is. He’s going to do everything he can to convince his base that he was robbed. He’s slime and he’s going to get slimier.
The inauguration is 73 days away.
The electoral college vote is 36 days away.
Pennsylvania and Georgia are still seeing a slow increase in the lead for Biden. Arizona’s lead is still shrinking. Nevada is… Nevada.
Am I still freaking out on Tuesday Take Five? You bet your sweet red white and blue ass I am.
We are getting to distraction time. We watched a Harry Potter movie last night while trying not to watch the news. Today there are some chores to do, there are guitar parts to record (I’ve decided that the rest of November will be played on my SG, you heard it here first), I’ve started binge re-watching The Flash because… I don’t know why, and there are still more Harry Potter movies to see.
All while we wait for the last few states to count the last few ballots. Please let it end today.
Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania continues to grow, slowly but steadily.
The lead in Georgia is small and getting minutely smaller at a snail’s pace.
The lead in Arizona is still small but substantial though it too is shrinking very slowly.
The lead in Nevada jumped up in a big way and then bounced up and down from there.
All four states are getting closer and closer to finishing their counts. I desperately want all four states to end with Biden on top. That won’t give me the landslide I was hoping for, but it will be a pretty convincing win.
I don’t know how much longer I can keep myself together. At least it’s Friday and I can vegetate tomorrow if I need to.
Last night Biden went ahead in Georgia. This morning he went ahead in Pennsylvania.
Sweet Christmas, this is killing me. I need this to end with Biden as the President Elect, and I need it to end today. I don’t think I can survive with my sanity intact if this stretches into the weekend.
Keep counting, America. Let’s wrap this puppy up.
It’s 70 degrees here in Methuen, Massachusetts. I have the windows open in the bedroom/office and the wind is blowing like crazy outside and it’s making a cross breeze in here that is just delightful. It’s just a gorgeous day out here.
However, there has been barely any movement announced for any of the states that are still counting votes. Biden is still ahead in Arizona and Nevada. He’s still behind in North Carolina and Alaska, and he’s still gaining ground in Pennsylvania and Georgia. If it stays this way it will put Biden up to 270 electoral votes and he will win.
I am, of course, more interested in accuracy than speed but… come on guys, get to the counting. We need the info! This is brutal!