Cheers and Jeers for Thanksgiving 2020

Observe: As for the remainder of the C&J posting week, nothing formal tomorrow, though we’ll publish a “Who gained the week” ballot—the best ever—within the diaries at our traditional Friday night time (7:30ET). Again Monday.  Have an amazing vacation and will your finish of the wishbone be the lengthy one.

14 days!!!

Days ’til Christmas: 29

Days ’til the National Menorah lighting in D.C.: 14

Date of Lincoln‘s Thanksgiving proclamation: 10/3/1863

Variety of NFL games today: (Ravens-Steelers recreation postponed as a consequence of Covid-19)

Inhabitants of Turkey, Texas (hometown of Bob Wills): 384

P.c of Parade readers who consider energy do not exist on Thanksgiving: 69%

Variety of Thanksgivings throughout which Eric Trump has gotten his head caught in a can of cranberry sauce: 6

Variety of Individuals who intend to eat human brains for Thanksgiving dinner, up from 4,021 final yr and spreading quickly from northwest to southeast (keep tuned to your short-wave radios for updates and lock your doorways): 5,641

Your Thursday Molly Ivins Second:

The Progress Report has provide you with some dandy issues to be glad about, beginning with American troops. It additionally lists:

  • Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., for exhibiting it is patriotic to talk your thoughts.
  • The 90 senators who stood as much as Cheney to say that torture just isn’t an American worth.
  • The 79 senators who demanded the Bush administration element a plan for Iraq.
  • That Sen. Invoice Frist just isn’t our doctor.
Molly Ivins

Take into account these further delights: Tom Delay is beneath indictment, Heckuva Job Brownie is now not on the general public payroll, and for some inexplicable purpose, the administration discovered a Republican prosecutor within the Plame affair who appears to care extra concerning the legislation than politics. […]

There’s music in poor bleeding New Orleans once more, Ted Koppel and his hair put in a commendable 25 years, some terrific new movies are out, my pet has not eaten a shoe for a whole month now, and the Mountain West is shifting from crimson to purple. So let’s all loosen our belts and get proper all the way down to the all-American custom of overeating on Thanksgiving. It is nonetheless an amazing nation, even when it’s a little unusual. I’m grateful for all my fellow residents — how would we all know it was America if we did not hear commonly from the nincompoop faction? Glad turkey to you all.

Thanksgiving 2005

Pet Pic of the Day: Suck it up, Buttercup…


And my world-famous annual

Issues For Which I Am Grateful: 2020 Version

Our republic, which we have determined to maintain for no less than 4 extra years

The 2020 Biden-Harris landslide

Purple-to-blue flips Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona

Grassroots Democratic organizers and voters, particularly in crimson states and doubly-especially girls of coloration

Marketing campaign volunteers, journey sharers, and polling place employees

Nancy Pelosi, making ready for her historic 4th time period as Speaker of the Home

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, and all the opposite kickass-style Home Democrats

Having an astronaut (Mark Kelly) within the Senate once more

The judges, authorized groups, and elections officers who made Trump’s tried coup one of many clumsiest and inept debacles in American historical past

Home Intelligence and Impeachment Committee chair Adam Schiff

The legacies of Rep. John Lewis and Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Maine’s state authorities, which can spend one other yr with Dem management of the state Home and Senate, and Democratic governor Janet Mills navigating the Covid-19 disaster with talent and compassion

The Congressional Black, Hispanic and Progressive Caucuses

Medical doctors


Hospital administrative employees

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Important employees

The Covid-19 tracers and trackers

The vaccine researchers sciencing the shit out of the virus

The governors and state well being officers making tough choices and sticking to them as mobs of ignorant narcissists embrace superspreader occasions

Individuals sporting masks (together with over their nostril), social distancing, and often washing their palms

New Zealand, for exhibiting the world the right way to battle a pandemic collectively and win 

All of the indigenous folks of North America

Sadat Rahman, winner of Desmond Tutu’s 2020 International Children’s Peace Prize

The Nobel and Pulitzer winners

The primary responders and aid organizers who went above and past within the wake of this yr’s hurricanes, floods, and wildfires

Employers who give their workers Thanksgiving off

Staff who don’t get the break day to allow them to hold very important companies working whereas the remainder of us do




Our troops over right here and over there

Wind generators and photo voltaic panels


Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and SNL for persevering with the renaissance in late-night political humor

Randy Rainbow and Sarah Cooper for lighting up social media

Freedom of the press

Freedom of speech fuck Trump

The hero witnesses of the Trump impeachment hearings, together with Marie Yovanovitch, Alexander Vindman, Invoice Taylor, and Fiona Hill. 

The cardboard bins that’ll maintain the stuff of departing White Home maniacs Stephen Miller, Jared, Ivanka, Mike Pence, and probably the most harmful and corrupt cupboard in American historical past

The #5 factor on web lists that really SHOCK me

The Lincoln Venture, for exhibiting Democrats the right way to throw a punch

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Malcolm Nance, Pleasure Reid, Bishop William Barber, Joan Walsh, Charles Pierce, John Nichols, Howard Dean, E.J. Dionne, Eugene Robinson, David Ok. Johnston, the Kagro within the Morning radio present

Chuck Rosenberg’s zen aura

Naomi Klein, Marcy Wheeler, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Trump money-follower David Fahrenthold, Trump fact-checker Daniel Dale (who documented all 20,000+ of Trump lies), David Corn, Lawrence O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, Pleasure Reid

Atrios, Digby, Charles M. Blow, Americablog, John Cole, Joe Jervis, Michelangelo Signorile, Dan Savage, Leonard Pitts, Lizz Winstead

Media Issues, The Hispanic Federation, The Southern Poverty Regulation Middle, PFAW, PFLAG,, RAICES, March for Our Lives, Indivisible, Black Lives Matter, Run For One thing, Deliberate Parenthood, NAACP, IAVA, ACLU and the various different advocacy organizations that prevented the worst of Trump’s abuses, typically in coordination with one another 

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Invoice and Hillary Clinton

Barack and Michelle Obama

Joe and Jill Biden


My companion, Michael, for rising previous with me


All of my bosses (should you’re studying this, you’re one in every of them) at Every day Kos

The front-pagers and diarists right here, for explaining stuff I do not know boo about

My morning front-page blogger-neighbors: the Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, morning cartoonists, and Elections Morning Digest

The remainder of the progressive blogosphere, for having the knowledge to comply with all the orders issued by “Keyboard Kingpin” Markos “Mouse Tits” Moulitsas

Netroots Nation and its organizers, for executing a flawless digital conference when the pandemic prevented the in-person one from taking place in Denver

These amazingly upbeat Good Information Roundups

Soiled Fucking Hippies. We should breed extra of them.

M’ doggie. M’ pootie. M’ squirrels.




Teriyaki sauce

Mayochup sure I mentioned mayochup!

Taco Tuesdays

Excedrin Migraine. Subsequent to the epidural, God’s present to ache aid.


Sweet corn



Electrical vehicles

Excessive-speed rail


The anticipated return of internet neutrality

The anticipated return to the Paris Local weather Settlement



The Resistance

Maine’s proximity to Canada

Peace. (Yeah, it is a phrase. Actually. I regarded it up.)

That magic second day by day at 6am when the Bacardi 151 crosses the blood-brain barrier.

Microwave ovens, that are wonderful for re-heating meals that will get chilly as a result of some fool spent three hours itemizing all of the stuff he was grateful for.

My wonderful reminiscence

Keep secure. Keep wholesome. Cross the taters.


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