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Wow. Tons of stuff is happening,Tuesday, January 5, 2020. The Georgia runoff election that will determine control of the Senate is underway, no results till 1am at least. Tomorrow the biggest street confrontation since the 68 DNC riots in Chicago. Tomorrow Congress is to certify Biden’s win. A huge Republican revolt to overturn Biden’s election is underway, but unlikely to succeed since the Dems control the House and both halves of Congress need to agree to change an election result. And Trump has called out his supporters to take to the streets. More details below, but could be a hell of a day.

I got a new patron the other day. Woohoo. So much appreciated. I realize I’ve not made it easy for people to sign on. And changes are already helping. It’s hard to break out of patterns of behavior. I spent decades looking for arrowheads, I found two. One day at a friend’s cabin in the mountains, a place I had looked for arrowheads for years, I thought, maybe I’m doing this wrong? I changed my search algorithm, went out to areas I had searched for years, and found more arrowheads in two hours than I had found in my previous life. Perspective is everything.

So, background. Trump’s refusal to accept the election results. I realized, epiphany time, this isn’t crazy. This is simply a logical extension of what the GOP has been doing for decades: making it difficult for the poor to vote because they might cheat, despite zero evidence that voter fraud is an issue in modern American elections. IE they are cheating to prevent cheating … that doesn’t exist. No different really than claiming they only lost the election because the other side cheated and then trying to overturn the election. Trump’s “Stop the steal” is  just voter suppression one level removed, but the thinking is the same.

Hope some readers can follow that. I don’t think I’m insane. More background. Computers have made modern elections essentially foolproof. To cheat big time in an election, dozens of computer systems on a local, state, and federal level would have to be compromised. Can’t be done. In the pre computer era when it was all on paper, cheating was easy. “Vote early and vote often” was in fact possible in many urban areas. Since computers made it possible to cross check all sorts of records that never could be done in the paper era, cheating is almost impossible. So even Trump’s claim is basically magical thinking, it’s not possible for cheating on his suggested level to have occured. Change my mind.

So tomorrow’s sheet show in Washington:

“The mayor has urged city residents to stay away from the downtown area while Trump supporters and far-right groups voice their displeasure with reality.”

Pretty much. That was from this article: With Pro-Trumpers ‘Intent on Bringing Firearms’ to MAGA March, DC Activates National Guard. So yes, the National Guard is deployed for tomorrow’s protest. The Proud Babies will be there, although their leader has been arrested and forbidden to go to Washington.

Eff if I know what’s going to happen tomorrow in Washington, but it may be in the top ten events in American history. I’ll blog on it no matter what happens. Stay safe everyone. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

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Image: Public Domain Snappygoat image.


Written by unitedcats

January 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm

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