🖕🖕🖕 No Republican is dumping Trump because they’ve suddenly found a conscience. He’s dead weight, so they’re cutting him loose. They still think like him. He’s lied, they’ve lied.

Is he still, you know, president?

Using the American flag to beat the police who are trying to protect the Capitol building.

❤️📱❤️ I’ve been seeing a bunch of articles lately about how the iPhone 12 mini isn’t selling as well as the other iPhones. Likely that’s true. But everyone I know who owns one loooooooooves it. I don’t think the iPhone 12 mini will go away for a long while.

☠️☠️☠️ The GOP is a death cult.

Is 350,000 a lot?

First day of the new year and I’ve already stayed up too late.

💲= ☠️ The policies which allow this to happen will, eventually, look as barbaric as doctors not washing hands between patients.

📚 I finally read Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. I have no idea why I hadn’t read this before, but that’s fixed now.

Rating: 👍

🍿 I watched two movies recently. Rating as such:

The Midnight Sky: 👎
Soul: 👍

Laying on the bed explaining how to wrap presents while my wife actually wraps the presents is going over as well as could be expected.

How in the world has Trump not been impeached again? Also, at this point, I also have no idea why our constitution has the 25th amendment. Did the folks who wrote and ratified that amendment have someone worse in mind?

For about a third of the episodes of The Mandalorian I’ve literally stood up to watch. I would go from sitting back on the couch, to sitting up straight(ish), to sitting on the edge, to standing. What a fantastic series.

Looks like I’ve just become a fan of someone I’ve not heard of until right now.

Some advisers close to President-elect Joe Biden are frustrated over a Glamour magazine interview in which incoming White House deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon referred to Republicans on Capitol Hill as “f*ckers.”

Go, Jen O’Malley Dillon!

So Trump and the GOP spent money on a wall to protect from a made-up problem and passed on buying a vaccine to a problem that is literally killing thousands of us a day?

Only one side doing this.

Only one side doing this.

The Mandalorian is such a good TV show that 1) I can’t believe it’s a TV show and 2) If it was a person, I’d hug them. It really puts the prequels and sequels to shame. We really need a lightsaber emoji. And Mandalorian helmet.

One quibble with this

It’s impossible to overemphasize just how much the White House has failed all of us. Everyone left to fend for themselves. War-scale death. No support. No help. Nothing.

Is it wasn’t just the White House. It was the GOP. Every damned single one of ‘em.

I don’t understand why so many Dems retweet (or rebroadcast) those on the right. Even when you agree with the sentiment, these are the folks that got us to where are today. They will take us back in that direction as soon as they can.

My daughter is home from college and is thrilled about being back here with us. That reinforces we did an OK job making a decent home1. In this trying time, I proud of my little family for making a good home.

  1. I’ve had my share of poor parenting moments… Really. [return]

I’ve long said NYC isn’t as pedestrian-friendly as it should be. When the pandemic first took hold here it was actually much easier to walk around. Not that I want the pandemic to come back as it was (it’s still here), but it was quieter and safer to be outside with fewer cars.

Every time I read about spikes in COVID cases I get super paranoid. Then I realize many (not all, of course) of these places are super anti-mask and I worry a little less. We all wear our masks when we leave and most everyone we pass on the street does too. It’s so easy to do.

My dilemma is to keep ranting about politics or … Naw, I’m going to keep ranting (and voting) until things get better. Well, I’ll keep voting if it gets better. :)

I’ve had to adjust my expectations for Thanksgiving. It’s just my immediate family. The pandemic is terrible and I wish it hadn’t happened, but I do like just being with my family.