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Thoughts on Events the Week of November 23

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on December 3, 2020

Loser: The election having been decided in President-elect Biden’s favor weeks ago, President Trump is still suing in all directions, which is really about the only thing he knows how to do. He’s also hoping that some state and local officials will be as venal and corrupt as he is and overturn election results that are not going his way, which would be many, many millions of them. Now he’s trashing those who don’t cooperate with him on this, including Republicans. Trump is going away mad, but he is most certainly going away.

34,500: That’s how much Trump paid per vote to increase Biden’s total in Michigan. Trump had asked for a recount in Michigan’s two largest cities, because they have the most blacks in them, and he had to pay $3 million for the recount, which resulted in Biden’s vote increasing by a net of 87 votes. So, Trump ended up paying almost $34,500 per vote to increase Biden’s lead over him. What a stable genius businessman.

Trump pardons Flynn:  To be clear, though smarmy, Trump has the constitutional right to pardon Flynn. We shouldn’t waste time fretting about it. It will be interesting, however, to see what the courts might think if he tries to pardon his family members and/or himself. I’m not sure about family members, but I’m pretty sure pardoning himself won’t fly, constitution-wise.

30,000: The Dow reached that new all-time record, and Trump interrupted a Covid-19 briefing to brag about it. He is so self-absorbed and stupid that he didn’t understand that the Dow jumped because the street now knows for sure that Trump is leaving office, not because of anything he did but lose. He’s so vain, Carlie Simon should write a song about him.

It has begun with a trickle: A few Republican politicians are beginning to distance themselves from Trump. Where this goes gives us something to observe and talk about for a while.

Worst state: All eyes are on Georgia now, so what any of the worst states does is not particularly important. However, it should be said that even those states performed their elections and published their results properly.

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