SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Nov 22, 2020

(From CNN) First they said “count all the votes.”

They lost, so they said “count all the LEGAL votes.”

They lost again, so they said “we’re going to court.”

They keep losing in the courts, so now they say “overturn the election.”

What will they say next? And when should the reality-based press cover what they’re saying?

FALLOUT FROM THURSDAY’S “PRESS CONFERENCE_Oliver Darcy writes: “After watching the press conference, I wondered: At what point do news orgs start prominently identifying members of Trump’s legal team as conspiracy theorists? There is not much daylight — if any — between the nonsense Giuliani and Powell were spouting and what you might hear from Infowars’ Alex Jones. So why not describe them as such in stories? Simply referring to them as ‘legal advisers’ does not convey to audiences how deranged these people are, and actually works to give what they say some undeserved and extra weight…”

– TUCKER CARLSON on Thursday night: “We invited Sidney Powell on the show, we would have given her the whole hour, we would have given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That’s a big story. “But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests — polite requests, not a page. When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us, Powell has never given them any evidence either. Nor did she provide any today at the press conference. Powell did say that electronic voting is dangerous. And she’s right. We’re with her there. But she never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another — not one.” When even that ninny T Carlson is complaining, maybe it’s time to go home?

And from the WAPO: The noose is tightening for Trump. Read it HERE.

And here’s how Mr Foreclosure is bidding fareweil to his job. Right HERE.

And from my reading of Katherine Graham’s wonderful autobiography, Personal History, a reminder that when the British PM’s lose their jobs they have 24 HOURS to vacate 10 Downing Street. Thats how we should do it!

Enjoy your Sunday

AFTER TRUMP- a series

From CNN: “The president is nowhere to be found.”

That was the blunt assessment of CNN’s Jeremy Diamond on Wednesday evening. And it’s true. He’s not even playing the role of president right now. He has no public events scheduled for Thursday. As Kaitlan Collins reported later in the evening, “we’re actually told by sources he’s much more consumed by the state of this election and contesting the results than he is with the pandemic surging across the country.”

Also from CNN:  — Chris Hayes tweeted: “Trump’s entire life has been using lawyers and the courts to drag things out. He’s done it with creditors and counterparties and contractors. He even did it successfully with Mueller, and with his tax returns. Now he’s trying to do it to American democracy…” (Twitter)

AND from the WAPO; they’re comin’ thick and fast: The travails of Rudy: Read it HERE.

AND TWEET OF THE DAY — @CarlyFiorina: “Inadequate men in big jobs are always dangerous. President Trump has cemented his legacy as an inadequate man who lacks the mental faculties and strength of character necessary for the job. How many others will prove, by saying and doing nothing, that they too are inadequate?”

Wow, I like that!

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Nov 17, 2020

(Howard) Stern added to Trump: “For once do something good for the country, calm down your f—ing loony hillbilly friends and tell them you lost the election and you’re going to help the transition…” Go Howard!

REQUIRED READING: from the WAPO: Do YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE STILL IN DENIAL? This may help. Read it HERE.

AND if you were wondering how Trumpie is spending his time, check it out HERE.

Nice rainy day! Stay in and enjoy it!

AFTER TRUMP-the long way back

Eric Swalwell just turned 40. And artist Wayne Thiebaud turned 100!

And Rudy Giuiiani is still peddling BS. Check it out HERE..

And yes, there’s a lot of bitching about Gavin Newsom’s attendance at a pricy dinner at the French Laundry. He’ll pay the price, apparently., no pun intended.

And if you were wondering how serious the GOP is about spoiling the environment, look HERE.

Back to work.