Let's bask in the entertainment value of what is happening right now.
EAT A CHICKEN PARMIGIANA. VOTE!
Fuck the throat-clearing. I have never actually believed in karma, or as my dad referred to it this weekend, "poetic justice," but EXHIBIT FUCKING A, B, C, D.... I don't have the energy to discern the complicated moral questions my personal feelings are raising because that was unfortunately depleted throughout the last six months of a pandemic that the president* chose to coverup and then downplay and then affirmatively act to falsify the positivity rates in children in an effort to aid his reelection. But talk about fucking karma.
It's not just that the president* got COVID and it's not just that MANY other GOP members got COVID. It's that they got COVID a month out from an election that hinges on the public's perception of the admin's handling of the very disease that has now effectively ended any campaign activities to spin the handling of that disease. It's that the superspreader event that caused this outbreak is tied to a Rose Garden event related to the OTHER defining issue of the election, which is the GOP's unlawful and immoral attempt to shove a Supreme Court justice into a lifetime appointment less than a month before the election that might hinge on that same Court's determination.
AND. AND. Not one, but TWO GOP senators ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, which is tasked with actually getting that judicial nominee into place within a month of the election, got COVID at that same event.
Whether this is karma or poetic justice or my raging schadenfreude, it is impossible to not feel unsettlingly kind of okay with this. It is literally payback in the narrowest and most specific sense. I should say that I don't want any of these assholes to die, and that's not throat-clearing. I want them to face justice and live with the consequences for ALL of this.
Trump seemed pretty cranky from those tweets. Maybe they drove him around to make him sleepy for his nap.
he's already dead. i'm like 85% sure
I am not *always* "endlessly doomscrolling twitter" at night; last night, for example, I finally got around to watching "The Death of Stalin"! And tonight I might lighten it up by revisiting "Good Bye Lenin!" while writing some more postcards to the 5 nieces and nephews I haven't seen in person in 7+ months and also (just for fun!) my never-met 6-month-old niece! (Who *could*, of course, be an elaborate "Zoom" hoax perpetrated by my most effects-savvy brother.) (Assuming that he was psychic, like, last August and that my sister-in-law would ever collude with something like that.) (She would not.)
I CAN'T PAY BACK MY DEBTS. VOTE!
I mean, this is a horrible world but it will also be objectively hilarious when they have to bring in a few GOP senators in a bubble to confirm a justice 30 minutes before Biden is inaugurated.
t RUMP is heading back to the White House I hope they didn’t forget his Binky
Feel like I've been floating outside of my own body reading the TL this morning.
45 announced he is to leave Walter Reed National Medical Hospital this evening at 6:30pm- he advises his supporters not to be alarmed about COVID19- says he hasn't felt this good since he was twenty years old. He's fueling the public with his rhetoric and posing as a strong and healthy individual who his press is now saying he has the "experience of what COVID19 is like and he better than Biden can relate to those who have gone through it...and the American people because he had COVID19. The scam / sham is just too repulsive and disgusting...and disgraceful.
I don't know why, but the more insane it gets the harder it is for me to give up the likely false hope that 2021 will somehow better.
This is so amazing. The horse pills thing reminded me of a long ago SNL bit on the All-Drug Olympics:
Kevin Nealon: Dennis, getting ready to lift now is Sergei Akmudov of the Soviet Union. His trainer has told me that he’s taken antibolic steroids, Novacaine, Nyquil, Darvon, and some sort of fish paralyzer. Also, I believe he’s had a few cocktails within the last hour or so. All of this is, of course, perfectly legal at the All-Drug Olympics, in fact it’s encouraged.