It's even worse than it appears.
Early voting started in New York State today.#
We may be, right now, as sure as we're ever going to be that Trump was removed by the people in the 2020 vote. #
I wanted to send an MP3 of the Trailblazers podcast about podcasting to a friend, but couldn't easily find it, and then realized I'd better download a copy and upload it to my server, because who knows how easy it'll be to find in a year or more. The web is pretty ephemeral.#
I posted a very short question on Facebook. Do you know anyone like Trump? I asked because I do. I grew up in Queens, a couple of miles from where Trump grew up, only ten years after. So there were lots of Trump-like people in my area. I'm constantly reminded, by something Trump does, of someone I knew in childhood. Anyway, after a dozen or so predictable responses, a former Apple exec, one who did a very good thing for my troubled company back in 1986, said yes he's had golfed with Trump, voted for him in 2016, and was going to vote for him in 2020. He lives in California, so his vote is symbolic, as is mine (I live in NY). It was jarring. No debate has followed, thankfully, and I hope it doesn't. I'm just going to leave it there.#
A couple of hours later, the thread is still peaceful. Thankfully. My friend from the past refers to Trump as a businessman, which causes me to write this screed, which I did not add to the thread. I was curious to know, how does this businessman see the retired people packed into his audience, no distancing, no masks. Are they his customers? His team? His employees? Competitors? Serfs? Prisoners? Slaves? What kind of animal do you treat the way Trump is treating these people? To Trump are they even people?#
I realized Trump has killed a lot more Americans than Osama bin Laden.#
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘚𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮.#
  • I don't want to jinx things, but when Biden takes office I assume the FBI will fully investigate what really happened in the 2016 election, without any interference from political appointees. #
  • The new Attorney General will release the reports Barr wouldn't let us see. I assume that's going to happen too. #
  • What if we determine that the election was a crime. That the Trump campaign didn't just collude with Russia, it was Russia. Recent revelations about Manafort say that pretty clearly. Everyone was looking for collusion, but it was actually much worse.#
  • We were an occupied country for four years. Should we allow everything Trump did in those four years to stand? Or do we remove the three Supreme Court justices he nominated, tear up all his executive orders, remove all the regulations passed by his agencies. Undo anything that can be reasonably undone. #

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Last update: Thursday October 29, 2020; 5:08 PM EDT.

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