Pessimism Part 1

I don’t have a Part 2 planned out, but I know that I will come to the last sentence of this post without a satisfactory ending.

AP, Decision Desk, Fivethirtyeight, Crooked Media, and even Fox have called the election for Biden. Trump has not conceded, nor is he allowing anyone currently in the Executive Branch to cooperate with the transition. Trump is encouraging his supporters, Nazis, and the Proud Boys (is there a difference between those three groups?) to march and riot.

Coronavirus is hitting new peaks across the country. We’re close to 200,000 new cases each day, with over a thousand new deaths EVERY DAY. Positivity rates are skyrocketing in multiple states:

(from https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/covid-19-travel-advisory/covid-19-travel-advisory)

I found this map while researching whether I could go visit my grandmother before she dies.

I think pessimism is a bit warranted right now. Let’s see what we can come up with for a Part 2.

It’s not a landslide

It might not even mean and end to Trump. Yes, we all know that there are more states to count, but this should have been a landslide. How are so many people still voting for the man who holds rallies during a pandemic? Who is slimy and bigoted and sexist and a walking fascist dictionary entry?

It’s not a landslide and even if Biden wins, this is a deepening stain on this country. I don’t know what else to say.