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There is only one choice in this election. The consolidation of oligarchic power under Donald Trump or the consolidation of oligarchic power under Joe Biden. The oligarchs, with Trump or Biden, will win again. We will lose. The oligarchs made it abundantly clear, should Bernie Sanders miraculously become the Democratic Party nominee, they would join forces with the Republicans to crush him. Trump would, if Sanders was the nominee, instantly be shorn by the Democratic Party elites of his demons and his propensity for tyranny. Sanders would be red-baited — as he was viciously Friday in The New York Times’ “As Bernie Sanders Pushed for Closer Ties, Soviet Union Spotted Opportunity” — and turned into a figure of derision and ridicule. The oligarchs preach the sermon of the least-worst to us when they attempt to ram a Hillary Clinton or a Biden down our throats but ignore it for themselves. They prefer Biden over Trump, but they can live with either.



Progressive Punch--Cannabis and Shrooms

Well, one good thing out of this set of elections is that medical and recreational drugs did very, very well.


Four additional states legalized recreational cannabis yesterday, bringing the total number of states to 15, plus Washington DC and a number of island territories. The four new states are:

South Dakota
New Jersey

ek has passed

It saddens me to announce the news of ek hornbeck's passing. I received an email today from his good friend and colleague, TMC aka TheMomCat. Here are her words:

It is with the deepest sorrow to tell you that ek hornbeck passed from this world at 6:05 AM ET. He was not just a fellow blogger but a kind and close friend. He comforted those in pain and inflicted pain on the comfortable. I cannot tell you how much he will be missed by his family, friends and, especially, by me.

Blessed Be, TMC

I've known ek as a blogger since 2009 when I joined Docudharma, back in the days when buhdydharma was still blogging. After buhdy went "off to the mountain", ek and TMC took the reigns and have continued Docudharma to this day. Around the same time ek started his own blog, The Stars Hollow Gazette. ek was a prolific writer to the end.

The blogosphere wont be the same without ek hornbeck.

RIP, ek.

Every Single incumbent Democrat that has lost (so far) is a conservative

It's still not over, so this trend could be interrupted, but I noticed something that the media isn't reporting - only right-wing Democrats are losing.

Another Democratic strategist summed it up this way: “It’s catastrophic.”

My pre- and post-election predictions


It's important to keep in mind that the oligarchs are going to win in a landslide regardless of the voting.
Either way, we are going to get a pro-Wall Street, anti-working class, Republican president. Which is why this is the least important election of your lifetime.

So at the risk of being waaayyyy wrong, I'm going to make some predictions.

Is Maximum Mayhem Inevitable?

First, a breath of fresh air from SNL (even if the sound’s out of sync)

Both Red and Blue volunteer poll watchers have been recruited for election day to monitor ‘election integrity’.

WATCH: Convoy of Trump supporters’ trucks surrounds Biden-Harris campaign bus to ‘escort it out of Texas’, 1 Nov, 2020;   Trump Tweets ‘I love Texas!’