Trump is on a desperate rampage. Coronavirus is surging. Biden is making his closing arguments.
The honey nut squash soup was delicious. We'd taken a trip last weekend up to the Finger Lakes, to Canandaigua, which is on Canandaigua Lake, not shockingly. Lots of Biden-Harris signs on the way (in between the Trump ones), but up there lots of people with Biden-Harris t-shirts. Fall foliage was gorgeous, and lots a grape festivals, as it's wine country.
And we bought a bunch of honey nut squash on the way back, which are hard to get -- or they're kind of small if I buy them in the city. These were big. Honey nut squash was actually developed up in that area by a Cornell University professor, and it's grown there. It's a cross between a butternut squash and buttercup squash. It's very sweet -- you can even make a dessert out of it. But it was a great soup!
The momentum sure seems to be in Biden’s favor right now. I’m also very optimistic about flipping the senate. Here in Iowa, Joni Ernst is in big trouble after her disastrous debate performance Thursday. Keep the foot on the gas Democrats!
I voted this past week. Put my ballot in the mail, yes the Mail, on Monday. By Thursday California SOS office texted me that my ballot was received and will be counted. We can sign up for “track your ballot” here, so easy and seamless when you consider how big our state is.
Meanwhile Fake Bone Spurs is headed to OC tomorrow, one of the few red parts of our state, to raise cash. Does he get to keep it? Read an interesting article today, think it was LA Times, discussing how much cash the Dems have. They are running out of time slots for ad buys. Also said DNC pulled out of Colorado due to confidence Hinkenlooper is going to win so putting cash into Alaska, Iowa, etc. Gives me hope! Meanwhile Cheeto gives his virus to the Covidiots in His crowd in Wisconsin. Hanging on by my fingernails, we have waited FOUR YEARS! 17 days left. Can’t wait to hear your show on November 4, hope you and Dean will get together.
Squash soup sounds lovely!
I live in Oregon. We have had mail-in voting since 1998 with NO PROBLEMS OR FRAUD!!! My ballot arrived today around 4:30 and I completed voting within 10 minutes. Free postage...so will take to PO tmrw and place it by hand in the drop box. Voted straight Dem....f*ck all republic candidates. Hope we kill that party Nov 3rd.
I've finished 325 postcards to voters in swing states (an Indivisible project), and all of us are supposed to put the cards in the mail on October 21st. Whew! It was a great way to feel like I was contributing to GOTV.
I understand that in Barrett's testimony she said 'sexual preference' instead of 'sexual orientation'. I guess THAT's proof that along with her other right-wing beliefs she thinks that your sexual orientation is a matter of choice. Why doesn't somebody ask her if she "chose" to be a heterosexual?!
2020 has been hell for so many, and it's been the worst year of my life. I beat cancer last year and found out my dad wasn't my biological father after 43 years (mom lied about it) and 2020 was still worse. I lost my job in March, still stuck with Florida's shitty unemployment, and unimaginably lost my 25 year old son on Sept 12th of this year. He shot himself in the head while stationed at Fort Bliss, TX, making my 7 year old son and I a Gold Star Family. We buried him on Oct. 1st. My point though, is that after all of that I am still voting. Having Trump's signature on my son's memorial certificate is extra salt in the wound and I'm at the point where I NEED Biden and Harris in office to fix this mess we're in and also to hopefully reissue a certificate not signed by a "man" who believes my son was a sucker and a loser. I have a lovely thought that my son is hanging out with my non-biological dad, who passed when I was 24, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I've asked her to hug him for me. Michelangelo, I want to thank you for what you do. I've been listening for years and you've gotten me through cancer treatments and now help give my mind much needed breaks from my grief. On a side note, my son told me that he was a big supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement but couldn't participate in protests because of his position in the military. I wore a Black Lives Matter mask to his military funeral in honor of him and his beliefs. We also had to travel from Florida to Wisconsin for his funeral, and I, too, had a few yelling matches with maskless folks along the way. It was shocking to see how many people still were not in masks. I think when you lose a child you pretty much have no f**** left to give, so I did not once feel bad about chewing anyone out, and I don't believe you should either. Please keep doing all that you do. There are so many of us who appreciate and depend on it!
Exactly one week ago tonight I rushed to the hospital with my wife for the birth of my daughter Mia Rose early Sunday morning. With all the new distractions of taking care of a newborn I’m still making time to listen to you and stay just as informed as ever. My parents came to visit on Thursday and while my mom was holding her granddaughter she was telling her to grow up and be a Democrat. I got a kick out of it, my wife who gives Trump more slack didn’t like it, but I’m gonna make sure and do what I can to make sure my daughter is a Democrat.
Long time listener, new subscriber to the report. Thank you so much for all you say and do, Michelangelo. We're fighting hard here in Arizona (I'm in Tucson) to go blue. Things are looking good for Mark Kelly and Biden. Fingers crossed. Just saw that Trump is planning to visit Tucson this week - seriously? Tucson is not looking forward to it. Check out the letter our mayor wrote to Trump - they still owe our city $80K from a campaign stop in 2016. https://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mayor-romero-to-president-trump-your-campaign-owes-tucson-money/article_88157c43-6d21-5a9c-8307-7a9b475bf19f.html
Voted Thursday 10/15/2020 with hand delivery to my town clerk! Voted Blue for the soul of America! Also saw wonderful Biden-Harris Campaign ad on Twitter today! Cats working for Biden-Harris; made me smile! The ad is real! Check it out!
I walked to the neighborhood post office to mail my ballot.
Then walked to the neighborhood Chinese restaurant and then to the grocery store. Weather is cooling down and wore a coat today for the first time.
BTW, have you seen Don Jr.s insane video that he posted on FB? I will be so glad for this pompous family to not be a daily media event.
Took my mother to Brooklyn Whole Foods .
Michael Trump is going down
My husband and I voted yesterday - for Biden Harris and a straight D ticket here in the greater Seattle area. That said, I am nervous about what William Barr may try with any federal prosecutors who may be Trumpists. They may bring up made-up charges of fraud in states, counties, or precincts that are in battleground states and seize polling places, ballot boxes, or, after November 3rd, do raids on state / county facilities that are counting mail-in / absentee ballots. I am under no illusion. They will try everything they can to steal this election for tRump. That said, we are getting ready for dinner and trying to relax with a nice movie. We hope you are, too.
I’m getting more anxious as it gets closer to Election Day but trying to stay calm by going for trail walks in Philly ‘burbs. There has been a slight uptick in positive virus cases in NJ but our Governor is doing a good job.
On another note, I’m suspicious of Lindsay Graham’s positive comment to Gretchen Whitmer about Biden winning the election as well as his “joke” about the good ole days of segregation. Deep sarcasm? I don’t think so. When did he become a comic? And Maggot McConnell squashing any additional stimulus. It feels like they’re up to something shady as usual. Or know something is in the works, “the October surprise”. I hope my spidey senses are wrong.
Virginia. Just outside of DC. I can see the Washington monument from my rooftop
I voted straight blue on Monday. Worked all week then had a relaxing Saturday. I took my brothers and nieces 4 wheeling into the forest and had a nice fire. We avoided politics today but we all hate 🍄 dick (trump). And it snowed on us! Friggin Montana. I love your show Michael. Your recipe for gnocchi is top notch. Thank you.
Well i finally got my replacement ballot and it is marked as delivered, but I have no confidence that my vote for Biden will be counted. I was told repeatedly that when my original ballot was marked delivered to me that it meant that it was delivered to the post office. I hope I will be counted and I hope the fuckery is too weak to hold this cycle.
I also hope that there will be some sort of help for people like me soon. I did not receive any stimulus and was laid off the same day enhanced unemployment ended. I feel priveledge to have survived this long but my time is running out. If I don't get my job back soon I don't know what will happen. I have also spent more than 7 months alone. I'm worried that that will have lasting effects and that I will never be "normal" again. Normal me already had anxiety but new normal me will likely have heightened anxiety.
Hope everyone is doing well.