I have no idea if this is typical of how Sky News anchors grill UK politicians, but this lady is having none of this gentleman’s bullshit obfuscation, and I am here for it:
‘Is Tony Abbott the right person to represent us – even if he’s a homophobic misogynist?’ – @KayBurley
Health Secretary @MattHancock says the former Australian PM is “also an expert in trade” and denies the claims.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) September 3, 2020
I’d love to see Ms. Burley go after Bill Barr.
Election Day is exactly two months from today. It’s a good time to check your registration. I do so regularly since I live in a state that is run by corrupt Republicans who are determined to put their grubby thumbs on the scale for Trump.
I think Biden is going to win Florida, but the margin is important. Historically, it’s always close. But if Biden is clearly ahead on Election Day, that could shut down the election-stealing scheme Trump has been telegraphing for weeks, i.e., hope for a lead in in-person voting on November 3 and cry fraud when mail-in ballots shift the election to Biden.
There was a recent article about the possibility that Florida could head off a “red mirage,” in Politico (I think). How horrifying to contemplate Florida’s role in all of this in light of its history, but here’s a shot at redemption!
It’s so exhausting, worrying about this shit all the time. My worst fear is that we just don’t have it in us (as a nation) to stop our slide into decline and dysfunction, even if we do manage to kick Trump to the curb. Too many cultists, too much corruption, too much institutional damage and too many apathetic people who’ve already lost faith in democracy.
Oh well, we’ll jump off that bridge when we get to it, right? Two months to go. Open thread.