Happy New Year to all. Trump will be gone in days. But not without one more doomed-to-failure seditious attempt by him and his enablers to overturn the election, which is now splitting the GOP.
Now Trump is caught on tape threatening the Georgia Secretary of State and demanding he "find" the votes. This is impeachable, and it's not too late.
Happy New Year! I was asked to speak for a podcast for the first time about patenting a gay child , Matt’s coming out process, his design career and personal success and my work creating our Manhattan Beach/ South PFLAG chapter. I talked about loving my kids and my hope for all children to be loved unconditionally. I also referenced finding you by divine intervention on OutQ radio years ago and what a teacher you have been Michaelangelo. I hope many more people find you and can become more informed and become advocates for LGBTQ rights and all human rights.
I'm making challah and will give a loaf to each of my boys. Michelangelo - please explain how this commission on investigating voter fraud that McConnell claims Trump wants is any different than the commission that Trump established right after he was elected and then disbanded when it found no evidence of election fraud. Ugh. Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm looking forward to hearing you again on the radio. Warm thoughts from Tucson.
Thanks for sharing your baking adventures, Michelangelo! Everything sounds and looks great and I never knew about "French T65 flour" or how many French flours exist! I'm no gourmet, but our college student vegetarian daughter is a naturally-gifted cooking prodigy. Over the holiday she made -- all from scratch -- focaccia to accompany lasagna (yes, marinara, ricotta, pasta all by her hands); quiche including the crust; cinnamon rolls; and the crowning achievement: Mole negro sauce -- a very complex Oaxacan specialty -- to go with her tamales. She's on TikTok with her own creations: movie-themed toast (https://www.tiktok.com/@technicolor_toast?lang=en).
OK, so I thought that Wednesday was going be the big day, what with the EC formality in Congress. But, we've got the GA runoff on Tuesday, and isn't that also the day that Pelosi seats the next House? If so, she really should be denying the 126 seditionists a seat -- though I'm sure she will seat them.
Now, Wednesday is getting crazier and crazier, as if the open calls for violence against our elected officials isn't enough, now Cruz and reportedly another 10 Rethug senators are joining Hawley and going to pull this clown shitshow that even Moscow Mitch implored them not to do. So, Tuesday I'll be watching the GA runoffs with high hopes for Ossoff and Rev. Warnock to prevail and give Biden a cooperative rather than obstructionist Senate to work with for at least the first two years. Wednesday will be a shitshow: I'm hoping no one gets hurt, I'm hoping they arrest the right people and that there aren't many counter-protestors for them to target.
Otherwise, with someone dying here in L.A. every 10 minutes, we're staying home as much as possible, with trips out to primarily the grocery. Hoping for the best on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sorry for the baaaad typo....the subject of the email said "What's happening where are?"
Sometimes I'm writing and reading too quickly -- sorry this happens. But at least I can change it on the website.
Hopefully we wake up to calm on the 7th....So tired of and angry about all these desperate attempts to throw away my ballot (I’m in WI). How dare they? No one tried to do this 4 years ago even though HC won the popular vote.
Your pastry puffs look delicious. Our neighbor just brought us two loaves of homemade bread today so no need to bake this weekend here.
On another note I get my first vaccine tomorrow at my work (I’m an RN), a bit nervous about it but I know I need to do it.
its been a long week for me in queens. my mom was sick we took her to city md to check her out. her heart rate was up so they admitted het to nyu hospital in city and she tested postive for covid. The heart rate is back to normal and she is going home hopefully today. michael i tested postive for covid but i have zero temp and no real issues. i am isolating . i hope to call you monday
Trump has proved yet again he's no better than a mafia don (no pun intended). He is a thug, and whomever is Biden & Harris' AG needs to bring the full force and weight of the law down on Trump when they take office — no matter if he's been pardoned by Pence or self-pardons. Even if a court throws it out, just having the story in the media to humiliate Trump will be a major thing. While I'm glad Trump is suffering the realization that HE LOST, what he is inflicting on the country now is the worst moment of his prezidency. Impeachable, if there were more time. But definitely should be handled post-presidency.
I can not wait until the 20th of January. It surprises me that Ted Cruz is defending Trump after Trump dis him and his family and father in the primaries. I wish I could say that the New Year has started out great. I am dealing with my alcoholic son who is living with us until he finds job. He is a Trumpster. He has been with us since November and it has been awful. Covid virus is awful here in Phoenix. I wish I could get a vaccine but that has been a complete cluster *uck. I want to thank you Michael for all you do and Joe was awesome last week too. If it weren't for all of the progressive radio hosts, I don't know where I would be. You keep me sane. Your pastry looks yummy.
I’m just consumed with grief from all we have lost. Here in Orlando they bulldozed the iconic Parliament House. Another victim of the pandemic. I can’t even begin to describe how painful this is to the gay community. The saddest part is the ‘P’ was always inclusive to guys of all ages, and now that I am a senior it’s no longer there for me. We went there for decades, to hang with friends, see shows, celebrate birthdays, and run into old friends who had moved on but returned to visit. But now, never more. We will never see those people again. We lost the focal point of our gay community. It’s devastating.
Happy New Year Michelangelo! Thanks for being our saving grace and keeping us informed over the course of this insane year. You deserve an Angel of the Year award❤ At least the year ended on a positive note; we have a vaccine and we elected a new President. However 2021 is starting off to be just as crazy. I've read some tweets from these MAGA folks and have seen a few websites and I will tell you, they are straight up crazy. I nearly had a panic attack when I read some of the stuff. Talk about targeting everyone that has opposed Trump's reelection, including government officials, law enforcement, citizens, etc. And no one is saying anything! No one in authority is warning them against violence. At least a few Congressmen (one from my state of NJ) took a stand against their treasonous colleagues. But we need more, they just can't get away with this stunt. To attempt to deny democracy just to kiss the a** of Trump and ingratiate themselves with the MAGA crowd to benefit their political futures deserves severe punishment. Ok I've gone on quite enough. Thank you all for reading, be safe everyone and hang in there until Jan 20.
First off, whatever the GOP is evolving into is for the better because we can name names as to which of them we can consider for charges of Treason. Because this is an inherently racist nation they can get away it until the suckered Trumpists wake up to the reality of being played. White grievance undergirds all of this and when the right act of violence happens to one of their own, the delusion will be pierced.
The #DirtyDozen need to be expelled from the Senate for sedition.
Here we are just staying isolated until we can get the vaccine.
Oh just great. Our side meeds to stay home.
So two things I would like to comment on. The first is the street action that Trump has called for on the 6th. Even though I'm not working I still have the habit of monitoring right wing social media and I am struck the past few days how rhetoric that I would attribute to extremists, known individuals, has become somewhat mainstream across all social media. Parler is a dumpster fire of calls for violence but honestly the most disturbing conversations I've read the past few days were on Facebook.
In summary I have read conversations by unknown individuals discussing ways to smuggle their guns into DC, which is %100 illegal any day and is especially illegal during any protest or demonstration. They are are discussing storming federal buildings and killing the people inside. There is a lot of talk about hanging people even a suggestion to bring a diy gallows into the city. I am not necessarily shocked by the rhetoric as I have spent my career reading this type of thing but in my experience this is what hardcore white supremacists discuss, not your neighbors and regular people with low follower counts. What is concerning is that the DC police traditionally assist right wing groups and target anti-racist protesters with brutality. I am hoping that the kind of things the right is discussing, if attempted would be a bridge too far and they would have no choice but to enforce the law. I am also concerned that would still be a very violent and possibly deadly situation.
A few more tidbits, Enrique Tarrio, Proud Boy leader has posted support of qanon accounts in the past few days. Also had a post that the Proud Boys would be dressed in all black to make it seem like they were antifa and so "you literally won't know who is standing next to you". I'm not as worried about the dress in black plan because we don't really have many PB types that live openly in our area so they kinda standout when they come to town. I will say I have long had concerns that qanon adherents pose a greater threat of violence than even white supremacists. There is enough revile for WS that most communities will push back if they try to make a show in their city. I worry that not enough people understand what qanon is about and the potential for violence once the lies they feed on don't come true. They have been told to "trust the plan" to give them the sense that their political enemies will be handled (murdered) for them, but we are reaching the point where it is becoming clear that there is no plan and some of them might take matters into their own hands. There have been several cases over the past few years where adherents attempted to do exactly that resulting in multiple charges including two murder charges.
The second thing I wanted to comment on is I just finished the full hour of the GA call and it was still shocking to me after everything we have been through for 4 years. It is blatantly criminal and trump even spoke over his own lawyers when they tried to interrupt him from making criminal threats. The release of this tape ahead of the 6th with what Hawley and the others are claiming lays naked all of their claims of fraud and shows just how bad faith their arguments are. Paul fucking Ryan felt compelled to make a statement condemning what Hawley is doing after the tape was released.
Either way I hope both of these efforts fail on Wednesday and the republicans attempting this are eventually harmed by their own actions. I also hope nobody in the streets is hurt especially the residents of DC just trying to live their lives during a fascist invasion.
On a personal note, I used to get paid to do this kind of research and have extensive knowledge of the far right from individual influencers to qanon to white supremacist organizations. If anyone is hiring I would love to hear from you.
Hey Everyone, happy new year though IMO the new year really starts 1/20. Saving some champagne for that day.
Just read the WaPo article on the recording they obtained of Fake Bone Spurs trying to rough up the Georgia Sec of State. He’s totally off the deep end. I guess his kids must be used to it and just not give a patootie. If someone in my family was acting like that a psych intervention would be immediate. Also think the Fox News spout about how Pence should delay the inauguration for 10 days hilarious because that would give us President Pelosi for 10 days. Okay...
Michael can you please tell us the name of the book on bread? My grandfather came from France so I have some old family recipes but always looking for something new. Baking today. My fav is a simple baguette, which SEEMS simple but is actually tricky to get right. Also would recommend getting a couche if you don’t have one yet but maybe you do.
In terms of here, SoCal is a mess. We need Federal leadership on this. And it would be KEY to get the Senate. I hope hope hope for Georgia. Have to take the tree and decorations down today, always a bit sad to do that.
Anyway look forward to having you back tomorrow though love Joe too when he fills in. He seems like one of the nicest guys in the world. All the best to the Signorile Family here!