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.
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: 2 (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.
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.
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
Hospital administrative employees
Dr. Anthony Fauci
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
AMERICANS WHO VOTED
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, 350.org, 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.
Mayochup sure I mentioned mayochup!
Excedrin Migraine. Subsequent to the epidural, God’s present to ache aid.
The anticipated return of internet neutrality
The anticipated return to the Paris Local weather Settlement
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.