Wed. Nov. 4, 2020 – nothing is over til we say it’s over…

Cool and clear.  Like yesterday.

Spent Tuesday at the dentist in the morning, then messing around in the afternoon.  Evening was filled up with election  coverage.

I went to bed with the clear suggestion that DJT would prevail, but who knows?

Maybe things this morning are different.  Maybe Joe stroked out in the night.   In any case, it’s out of our hands.  All we can control is our response to whatever comes.

Mine is to keep prepping.

 

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Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

60 thoughts on “Wed. Nov. 4, 2020 – nothing is over til we say it’s over…”

  1. Yeah, seriously, who wants to live where a prop like that PASSES? That’s gonna be a nightmare.

    Not much has changed during my sleep, nothing definitive anyway. I was hoping for at least one more state. Leaving it with Joe in the lead, despite all the evidence, is misleading at best.

    If I hear ONE of the network talking heads say “well Trump never led in the results last night” I’ll have to smash something.

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  2. If I hear ONE of the network talking heads say “well Trump never led in the results last night” I’ll have to smash something.

    Florida was over early. The Dems didn’t get Miami-Dade by a big enough margin (7 percent vs. 29 percent for Clinton in 2016). Fox News in particular seemed really reluctant to call the state until Biden racked up enough Electoral votes to keep the narrative going that Trump was behind all night.

    Texas was over fairly early too. MJ Hegar conceded at 8:20 PM CT.

  3. So what happens when 150 million people figure out that they are hostage to a dozen big cities, filled with people they consider useless at best and filth at worst? When their general good nature and tendency to hard work are vilified?

    I remember discussing it last time around, that eventually the numbers would be such that the vote outside a few cities wouldn’t matter. IDK that we are completely there yet but we are much further down that road.

    Every time they put up a ‘by county’ map, it’s overwhelmingly red with blue isolated to the big, democrat run, cities.

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  4. And that’s why I missed with my prediction- all that enthusiasm was among the half of the population that lives outside the cities. Some did happen inside, but the bulk of it was ‘country’. I forgot about the disproportional impact of the hives.

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  5. And that’s why I missed with my prediction- all that enthusiasm was among the half of the population that lives outside the cities. Some did happen inside, but the bulk of it was ‘country’. I forgot about the disproportional impact of the hives.

    From about I35 east, “country” is rapidly disappearing in Texas as the cities goose property taxes and the residents bug out for the surrounding unincorporated areas.

    There is also the factor that Number One Sons always have to buy new houses at the insistence of the families, and those generally aren’t available close in anymore in places like Austin and San Antonio — Dallas and Houston were lost causes a while ago. The neighboring development to us is all H1B housing, complete with (underutilized) elementary and middle schools plus a high school on the way.

  6. The solution to the “hive” problem is to give one Presidential electoral vote per county. County lines as of 1995, say, to prevent hives from forming a thousand counties within city limits for “fairness”.

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  7. The solution to the “hive” problem is to give one Presidential electoral vote per county. County lines as of 1995, say, to prevent hives from forming a thousand counties within city limits for “fairness”.

    That is a brilliant idea, Steve.

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  8. That is a brilliant idea, Steve.

    Unfortunately, like most brilliant ideas in politics, it zero chance of happening. Those in control get to decide what is brilliant.

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  9. Something has to give, everyone outside a blue hive will not continue to tolerate the current situation, especially if the hives and their leaders are emboldened to undertake the Roman solution- tax the countryside into oblivion to support the parasites in the cities.

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  10. That is a brilliant idea, Steve

    On first glance. Snowball’s chance in hell of getting such an amendment passed ( and subsequently repealed). And there’s always the law of unintended consequences to consider.

    But I like it and can’t think of anything better.

  11. If Biden lost, it will be due to his anti-fracking stance. (PA)
    If Trump lost, it will be due to his dissing of John McCain. (AZ)

  12. Maybe I’m just 10 years too young but I don’t get anyone caring 2c for John McCain.

    And I’m mystified about why this is basically down to PA. When has PA ever mattered in a national election or in the national conversation about anything?

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  13. If Biden lost, it will be due to his anti-fracking stance. (PA)
    If Trump lost, it will be due to his dissing of John McCain. (AZ)

    Arizona is complicated because of sympathy for Gabby Giffords.

    If the McCain family was a factor, it was through Cindy McCain’s ads for Biden and contributions from her family fortune to the Dems.

    Arizonans weren’t happy that McCain did “thumbs down” on the ACA repeal just after being reelected promising to vote “yes”.


  14. Arizona is complicated because of sympathy for Gabby Giffords.

    And the Senate gets gun-grabber Kelly. Six years of throwing Giffords up as the poster child for massive gun control. Didn’t Sarah Palin shoot her? From Alaska with a Barrett? LOL!!!! I’m bad!

  15. And the Senate gets gun-grabber Kelly. Six years of throwing Giffords up as the poster child for massive gun control. Didn’t Sarah Palin shoot her? From Alaska with a Barrett? LOL!!!! I’m bad!

    Palin? No, but the shooter was a conspiracy nutter with “sound money” obsessions IIRC.

    Arizona was carefully planned with the emotion of Giffords injuries, the ending of the Shuttle program, and McCain’s passing all being built into a rationalization of putting former NASA astronaut Kelly in the Senate. Didn’t some publishing house ghostwrite a book for Kelly in the last few years?

    Plus, I don’t minimize the factor that the McCain family considered that seat to be “theirs” and either the wife or the daughter could come back around in six years and challenge Kelly on the need to restore conservative principles to the seat, making Maverick-like empty promises to repeal whatever healthcare legislation eventually replaces Obamacare, restore whatever cuts get made to the VA, and support the non-Trump Republican President … blah blah blah Ginger blah blah blah

    (Remember that Far Side cartoon?)

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  16. Maybe I’m just 10 years too young but I don’t get anyone caring 2c for John McCain.

    And I’m mystified about why this is basically down to PA. When has PA ever mattered in a national election or in the national conversation about anything?

    McCain used to be on Imus regularly going back 20 years, when Imus was a big deal prior to the “nappy headed hos” comment that got him fired from his syndication deal.

    I don’t think PA had been “in play” for Republicans going back to Reagan prior to Trump winning in 2016. Really, though, it doesn’t matter what PA does at this point fi MI, NV, and WI all go Biden, giving him enough Electoral votes to reach 270 … barely.

  17. “Trump: ‘Surprise Ballot Dumps’ Behind Lead Changes; Arizona ‘Sharpie’ Malarkey Comes Into Focus”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-surprise-ballot-dumps-behind-lead-changes

    “Update 1207ET: In subsequent tweets, President Trump wrote “They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!,” adding “They are working hard to make up 500,000 vote advantage in Pennsylvania disappear — ASAP. Likewise, Michigan and others!””

    I knew that mail-in ballots for Biden were going to surprisingly appear today.

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  18. “Milwaukee Election Official Receives Police Escort”
    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/wisconsin-election-absentee-ballots-police/2020/11/04/id/995312/

    “A Milwaukee election official received assistance from police early Wednesday as she delivered more than 169,000 absentee ballot results, The Hill reports.”

    “Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, told reporters that she had a police escort accompany her as she delivered the results of absentee ballots collected in the city of Milwaukee.”

    Looks somewhat legit.

  19. “BREAKING: New Michigan & Wisconsin Update Suddenly Gives Biden Almost 100% Of New Votes”
    https://trendingpolitics.com/how-is-this-possible-vote-update-in-michigan-and-wisconsin-gave-biden-1-of-new-votes/

    “In an unprecedented turn of events, a new vote update to Michigan and Wisconsin shows Biden gaining 100% OF THE VOTES, with Trump picking up zero.”

    “They waited until everyone went to bed and pulled a fast one on the American people. SOMETHING DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT.”

    Hat tip to:
    https://thelibertydaily.com/

  20. wow, that was quick, I got an email that rockey brass .com had glock polymer 80 kits and parts kits in stock…. 20 minutes later they were all showing out of stock.

    that’s for a plastic frame you finish yourself, ie, it’s not a gun and doesn’t need an FFL transfer or 4473 form. You still need to add all the parts after machining the 80% finished frame to completely finished. The parts are sold separately. And they are almost all sold out.

    Midway USA was sold out of all of it too.

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  21. So what happens when 150 million people figure out that they are hostage to a dozen big cities, filled with people they consider useless at best and filth at worst? When their general good nature and tendency to hard work are vilified?

    I remember discussing it last time around, that eventually the numbers would be such that the vote outside a few cities wouldn’t matter. IDK that we are completely there yet but we are much further down that road.

    Every time they put up a ‘by county’ map, it’s overwhelmingly red with blue isolated to the big, democrat run, cities.

    Civil War II time when all of the unconstitutional “presidential” mandates come out of the swamp.
    https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/president/

  22. It does look like the repuglicans kept the Senate though. Even Susan Collins in Maine.

    No packing the Court or statehood for DC. Should he win, Plugs won’t get legislative agenda items passed, and the clock starts ticking for 2022 in January. Maybe 10 months of working time.

    I didn’t forget PR, but I’ve never believed that Puerto Rico wants statehood. Spend any time around that community in Florida and that concept is not popular due to the tax implications for the expats in the I-4 corridor.

  23. @Jenny – “Cat” three letters, three significant digits in the credit card charge yesterday.

    Today might be “tile” in our kids bathroom. Again the rule of thumb applies, but just barely.

  24. In other good news from last night, former Clinton HHS Secretary Donna Shahala lost her bid for reelection from a district in South Florida. Back to the Clinton Foundation racket.

    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/politics/jamie-dupree/democrats-stumble-badly-races-house-senate/ROCQLTUR4JC2ZBRJVUBEBQ75VA/

    As Jamie Dupree points out, Newt Gingrich resigned his Speakership over less devastating party losses in 1998 than Stretch faces from yesterday’s results. And Redistricting cometh soon.

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  25. Time to bury the guns and ammo.

    Time to load the guns and go to war. The civil war started a couple years ago. Our side held off largely because of respect for rule of law.

    If this Presidential election is stolen so blatantly and the various arms of the establishment do nothing to stop it, then our republic has become a banana republic. Rule of law will be dead and it will be time to act like it.

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  26. If the McCain family was a factor, it was through Cindy McCain’s ads for Biden and contributions from her family fortune to the Dems.

    Yes, exactly. And it’s Trump’s fault.

    IIRC, the Senate map next time favors the (R) side of the ballot. And amazingly, the (R) picked up a few house seats – held the “toss ups” and picked a few here and there. Not enough to swing the House, but it’s needed to do that eventually.

  27. Maybe I misremember, but I recall election results being out the following morning. These delays, so coincidentally in critical states, are…suspicious, to say the least.

    OTOH I assume that precisely these states are being monitored by all sides…

  28. If this Presidential election is stolen so blatantly and the various arms of the establishment do nothing to stop it, then our republic has become a banana republic. Rule of law will be dead and it will be time to act like it.

    If Biden wins, it will be a year of misery for *him*, until the primary season starts for the 2022 midterms. Obama rolled into office with a fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate and an overwhelming advantage in the House, and even then, all they managed to accomplish before Uncle Ted died was Porkulus.

    Biden has no idea what will hit him politically if he takes the keys to the White House. Despair is a sin.

    And the orange suit still waits for Hunter.

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  29. Enough Kalifornians have fled to Nevada that Plugs will probably win the State. Lawsuits are the only way tRump will win. Hard to believe 100,000+ ballots come in all for Plugs.

  30. Maybe I misremember, but I recall election results being out the following morning. These delays, so coincidentally in critical states, are…suspicious, to say the least.

    It’s got a few components to it:
    – the increase in the ability to vote by mail which ballots are harder to count. There are a lot of pieces of paper to handle
    – in some states, the mail ballots can be counted in advance. In some (including PA, IIRC), they can’t. That delays things.

  31. For something not to do with the election that’s being stolen as we watch….

    HealthCare.gov sent an e-mail saying Open Enrollment is here. Didn’t I just do this crap?

    Then Ambetter sent an e-mail saying I’m all set. Which is ah, sketchy. Because they sent paper, received yesterday, and my monthly bill is going UP $300. Yeah, an extra $10 a day for something I have yet to use, at all. But hey, zero deducible and out of pocket is just “whatever”, about $2800. For prescriptions? Don’t know. I have that in cash in my change jar.
    Scam? Yeah, that doctor I had to choose last year? He moved from here to Lakeway. Might as well have moved to far east of Pflugerville as far as being useful. Never saw him, anyway.

    Yeah. No. I’m not paying an extra $300 a month. I get it. Zero Deductible sounds great if you actually use the stuff. Oh? You don’t go to the doctor? Not at all for the last 15 years? We’ll just jack your rates so you still pay the deductible.

    I’m totally cool with going to a Doc in a Box for a cold and minor stuff. I just want enough insurance to cover a broken bone or heart attack.

    Anyway. Totally crabby here. The time change is messing up everything.

  32. Have rented a 35 ft boom lift and am replacing more light fixtures in the warehouse. Am going from 1,000 watt metal halides to 200 watt less. 2 down, 9 to go.

  33. I’ve decided I’m treating the election as a disaster. I’m prepping and shifting into “living with the disaster” mode, again.

    Not seeing much breathless reporting of potential violence.

    It’s amazing to me the attitude that Trump should just give up. The deep state Rs are the worst of the lot and someone should be making a list. Did Gore give up on FL? why would anyone give up if there was a question of legitimacy?

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  34. This is just one of the reasons vote by mail sucks. We had a perfectly good mechanism called the absentee ballot for those who couldn’t get to the polls. And everyone here knows I’m concerned about the wuflu, but if they can do drive by testing, they can do drive by balloting.

    You must present yourself IN PERSON to the poll to be confirmed in your eligibility and that you are in the right place to vote for local issues, barring extraordinary circumstances. Voting SHOULD be harder than easier. It should take an effort.

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  35. Have rented a 35 ft boom lift and am replacing more light fixtures in the warehouse. Am going from 1,000 watt metal halides to 200 watt less. 2 down, 9 to go.

    Do you have your monkey harness on this time, SIR!!!!!????

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  36. Hard to believe 100,000+ ballots come in all for Plugs.

    That was as fast as the printing presses could operate. Left overs from the press run will be boxed up, placed in a closet, and magically “found”. If needed.

    zero deducible and out of pocket is just “whatever”, about $2800

    Wait until you find out what is not covered. My wife was on the unaffordable care for three years. High premiums, high deductible, high maximum out of pocket, lots of things not covered. I met the deductible one year, $3,500.00 and even then was still paying lots of money myself. Medical bills that year were over $20K of which insurance paid about $2K. For which I paid them almost $10K. Worst insurance coverage I have ever had. Obuttwad sold a bill of goods for certain. I suspect there were kickbacks to his family members or at least very cushy jobs.

    2 down, 9 to go

    Shouldn’t that be 2 up?

  37. That was as fast as the printing presses could operate. Left overs from the press run will be boxed up, placed in a closet, and magically “found”. If needed.

    Printing the ballots wasn’t the problem. The carefully selected interns and paralegals at Perkins Coie could only work so fast. All the signatures required “live” ink which autopens can’t duplicate, and staff had to be rotated among precincts and states to prevent the same handwriting from showing up in a pattern.

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  38. Then Ambetter sent an e-mail saying I’m all set. Which is ah, sketchy. Because they sent paper, received yesterday, and my monthly bill is going UP $300. Yeah, an extra $10 a day for something I have yet to use, at all.

    My first year on Medicare I took an Advantage plan from Mutual of Omaha for $133 a month. I have yet to use a dime of it because I go to the Indian clinic for all my health, vision, and dental work and they cover 100%. I’m thinking of dropping the Advantage policy all together.

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  39. I’m thinking of dropping the Advantage policy all together.

    Are you covered if you are away from home, traveling, etc.?


  40. Are you covered if you are away from home, traveling, etc.?

    Good point. I only get 100% if I go to the Indian clinic. I hadn’t thought about that. Sadly, with my wife’s health problems, we won’t be doing any traveling in the foreseeable future but it couldn’t hurt to be prepared.

  41. I am covered by the VA but still have Medicare and a supplement. The cost is not too much and provides some security when a VA facility is not close.

  42. As a retired Vet, I get Tricare For Life for free for drugs and wrap around coverage. Since MrsAtoz is still earning significant income, Medicare is sticking it to us. I still need to find a Medicare doc in SA. I will probably end up with some geezer and passed around after he/she/it croaks.

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  43. I haven’t been to Ft. Sam since face diapers and social distancing. I’ll have to check it’s web site to see protocols to use the pharmacy. It used to be a separate building by the commissary. Fast service, but that was back in the day.

  44. I’ve decided I’m treating the election as a disaster. I’m prepping and shifting into “living with the disaster” mode, again.

    It isn’t the end of the world.

    No mandate for Biden. Republican Senate. Smaller Dem majority in the house. No statewide wins in Florida and Texas. Pollsters mostly discredited.

    Breyer was making noises about retirement this year, but he’ll have to do a Ginsberg and hope that things turn in the Senate in 2022 — highly unlikely — or 2024. The “Roe” seat will be a compromise that McConnell can live with if Breyer doesn’t hang tough.

    2022 is looking like 1994 or 2010 unless Biden squelches the Progs.

    The inevitable stock market correction that’s coming gets blamed on the Dems with a swath of their lame candidates sitting in the Cabinet. Wasn’t Warren campaigning to be Sec. of Treasury?

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  45. Have rented a 35 ft boom lift and am replacing more light fixtures in the warehouse. Am going from 1,000 watt metal halides to 200 watt less. 2 down, 9 to go.

    Do you have your monkey harness on this time, SIR!!!!!????

    I ain’t no monkey ! Even if I do smell like one right now before I jump in the shower.

    I replaced two of the 1,000 watt metal halide light fixtures hanging from the ceiling C beams with 200 watt LED fixtures. Very warm up there with no breeze even though the doors are 16 foot tall. The top of the warehouse is three stories, about 30 feet. Only nine more light fixtures to go. Hoping to get two more in the morning before I have to return the awesome boom lift with the 35 foot vertical reach at 2pm.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083TTBRQF/?tag=ttgnet-20

  46. zero deducible and out of pocket is just “whatever”, about $2800

    Wait until you find out what is not covered. My wife was on the unaffordable care for three years. High premiums, high deductible, high maximum out of pocket, lots of things not covered. I met the deductible one year, $3,500.00 and even then was still paying lots of money myself. Medical bills that year were over $20K of which insurance paid about $2K. For which I paid them almost $10K. Worst insurance coverage I have ever had. Obuttwad sold a bill of goods for certain. I suspect there were kickbacks to his family members or at least very cushy jobs.

    Just wait until we get Medicaid For All ™. You will pay and pay and not get any treatment without joining the queue. It will make the Canadian system look like a massive success. After all, why should the city of Houston have more than one MRI machine for eight million people ?

  47. I’ve decided I’m treating the election as a disaster. I’m prepping and shifting into “living with the disaster” mode, again.

    It isn’t the end of the world.

    No mandate for Biden. Republican Senate. Smaller Dem majority in the house. No statewide wins in Florida and Texas. Pollsters mostly discredited.

    Will Biden be brave enough to pardon his son ?

    Will Biden appoint Bozo O’Rouke as his gun seizing czar ?

    Will Biden start making presidential proclamations rolling back everything Trump did ?

    It ain’t over yet. Arizona is by no means done and blue. Neither is Nevada. And there is a legitimate problem with the votes in Wisconsin.

  48. 2022 is looking like 1994 or 2010 unless Biden squelches the Progs.

    AOC as Secretary of the Interior unless, the progs beg her to be the new Speaker of the House.

    Ilhab Omar as Secretary of Defense.

    Rashida Tlaib as Secretary of HUD.

    Ayanna Pressley as Secretary of Education.

    Biden will last about a month before Harris does him in. Who will be the new VP ?

  49. We did our part. We threw out the last Democrat house member from Oklahoma. All red here now and one less flunkie for Nancy Pelosi to boss around.

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