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War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

HERE WE GO, ELECTION NIGHT 2020

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The above image pretty much sums up my hope and despair about tonight’s election. Even if we put out the dumpster fire that has been the Trump administration, we still have a big mess to clean up. The below image is why I voted for Biden:

Sadly even if Biden wins, that horrifying red line will keep going up for at least three more months. Half a million Americans are likely to be dead of Covid-19 by the time Biden takes over. If Trump wins, well, a million or more Americans will die of Covid, the most deadly hoax in history. Sigh. And the cost to the country on multiple levels of having a pandemic rage out of control will be incalculable.

Watching the results unfold more or less real time on the BBC map. Seems as good as any. So far Trump is in the lead with Indiana called for him. I guess that’s sort of my secondary prediction, that over the course of the evening it will slowly go to Trump, and he’ll win pretty much just like he did in 2016.

And the Facebook watch party I was invited to switched to a new app. The chances the last guy in the midwest (me) with a flip phone would switch to a new app in the middle of the most stressful night of the year is effectively zero. It would be like going to a party at a bar, a bar I was very comfortable in … and when I got there they all decided to go to another bar, one I was completely unfamiliar with. Yeah, no. It’s the autism in me. Changes on the fly for social reasons, hard for me.

Hard enough that tonight or tomorrow morning we will all wake up to a new reality. This really is one of the most seminal moments in US history, what happens tonight will affect us for years to come, if not echo through the ages. 89 to 72 now. I think it’s safe to say that a Biden blowout seems unlikely. If Trump wins: “Who would have thought that Clinton Lite might not be the best candidate to oppose Trump?”

1030pm central time. Biden is ahead but not over yet. I’m gonna post and crash. I can only hope that nothing untoward happens during the night. Stay safe everyone, maybe we’ll muddle through this after all. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

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Written by unitedcats

November 3, 2020 at 9:43 pm

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