I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THE SHOW WITHOUT CURSING TODAY Because last night's "debate" was just an absolute nightmare for this country and I am ANGRY that this is where we are. What an embarrassment.
LEST WE FORGET OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS... I've got Bonnie Carroll, the Founder and President of the Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors, or TAPS organization. She's on at 1 to discuss what they do and some new initiatives to help stem suicide. Find out more about TAPS and their upcoming online event by clicking here, and find the PREVENTS program by clicking here.
HAS THIS COUNTRY ALREADY COLLAPSED? This column is very illuminating. It's by a man from Sri Lanka who moved back there at the end of the civil war in the early aughts. He maintains that we are ALREADY a collapsed nation and I think he makes some very good points. Read it and give it some thought, because after last night we all have to recognize that we are not the Shining Beacon on the Hill anymore. So where do we go from here?
JOE BIDEN SHOULD HAVE CHECKED HIS OWN CAMPAIGN WEBSITE BEFORE TALKING Because he would have CLEARLY seen there that the so-called "Biden Plan" for global warming is based entirely off the Green New Deal. But whatev.
AND YES, HE DID CALL TROOPS STUPID BASTARDS And though he did it jokingly, he did and it's on tape here. Too bad Chris Wallace didn't fact check that one.
NOW A BIDEN CAMPAIGN WORKER IN TEXAS IS ACCUSED OF BALLOT HARVESTING And I have no idea if this is true, as the accusations come from political sources, but there is allegedly actual evidence to be sorted through. Two different men, one a retired police officer who is now a private detective, gave affidavits about what they found out as part of a ballot harvesting and fraud investigation. I have no idea who started or paid for said investigation. This is from one of the men's affidavits:
“Based on interviews, review of documents, and other information, I have identified the individuals in charge of the ballot harvesting scheme. These individuals includes political consultant Dallas Jones who was recently hired by the Joe Biden for President campaign to oversee their Harris County initiative. District 13 Texas State Senator Borris Miles, who is the handler of Mr. Jones, political consultant Gerald Womack, and Precinct 1 Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis. One of the companies these individuals are using as a front for this operation is AB Canvassing, although there are others that have been identified that we are investigating.”
“I have in my possession video-taped interviews of witnesses attesting to the aforementioned people having groups of people completing thousands of absentee and mail-in ballots, including completing ballots for deceased individuals; illegally going into nursing homes, with the complicity of the nursing home staff, and filling out and forging the signatures of nursing home residents; signing up homeless individuals to vote using the ballot harvester’s address then completing the ballot and forging the homeless individual’s signature.
Coupled with the story about Ilhan Omar and her fellow Somalia Democrat opponent using similar tactics in Minneapolis, what we have here is worthy of significant investigation.
This is a more balanced story about the accusations.
HOLLYWOOD IS TOTALLY OKAY WITH CANCELLING ITSELF And our pal Christian Toto has a great column here about what's being cancelled now and why. Frankly I don't care if Adult Swim is censored as I don't watch it and never will, but in PRINCIPLE this is something we should all care about very, very much.
YOU NEED THIS PUPPY WHO CAN'T GET COMFORTABLE FOR A NAP TODAY
IT'S NICE TO SEE KIDS HANDLE ZOOM CALL MISHAPS THE SAME WAY ADULTS DO
COLLEGE STUDENTS HATE A RACIST COMMENT UNTIL THEY FOUND OUT WHO SAID IT
DUDE This is super cool, but I can see where this could be used for nefarious purposes. MIT has come up with a way to influence what you dream about.
2020 JUST KEEPS BEING A DUMPSTER FIRE As Helen Reddy of "I am Woman" fame is dead, as is Mac Davis of SO MANY great songs is dead too. This is one of my favorite songs he wrote that Elvis recorded, but I LOVE his version of it more.
RETAIL STORES ARE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY AT RECORD RATES And not since the crash of 2008 have more declared bankruptcy in six months. And we're likely going to beat that in this quarter. Sad news, but it's going to have bigger ramifications as malls and shopping centers try to fill those giant empty slots with SOMETHING.
GOOD NEWS FOR OLDER FOLKS ABOUT THE MODERNA CORONAVIRUS VACCINE Modera says that in Phase 1 trials their new coronavirus vaccine boosted the immune response for older people just as well as it did for younger people. This is really good news as this virus really does a number on older folks. We'll keep you updated for the next phases.
SO NOW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. IS A RACIST As he was the one who wished for a truly color blind society where we judged people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. According to one Critical Race Theory proponent, that is racist. Now you have to be against racism, not just not racist yourself. Okay. Most everyone is against racism, so I feel like we're done here.
TRUMP HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE...AGAIN And this is the THIRD nomination for what four Australian professors are referring to as the "Trump Doctrine" in the Middle East. I'm sure this will be the one that gets him the prize.
IF YOU'RE A LEAF PEEPER, HERE'S SOME GOOD INFO And this weekend is gonna be pretty much it imo. We saw some lovely colors driving to Durango last week, but with the smoke they were a bit faded looking. Maybe not the best year to photograph the leaves from afar.
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