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Never, ever elect a person who says "I alone can fix it"?

And all of the above? With literally all of it broken, itís hard for a most important value to rise to the top.

Among Hillary Clinton's dead-on prophecies about a Trump presidency...

... this is the one that so perfectly encapsulates our four-year national nightmare:

ďImagine, if you dare, imagine ó imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.ď

https://www.vox.com/2016/7/28/12319846/hillary-clinton-dnc-speech-trump-nukes

Fun trivia about Chris Brookmyre (original tweet)

He writes FANTASTIC Scottish noir novels. Definitely read his stuff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Brookmyre

On edit: And they are funny!

Did you notice how Biden and Harris noticeably flinched when the fireworks started?

I went back and looked at the recording to double check. For a second their faces were very serious, startled. I imagine they are briefed often on measures to protect their physical safety. Among all the joy, that one startled moment reminded me we have a long way to go to undo the damage to our collective psyche. Thank you, Joe and Kamala, for your bravery as well!

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty resigns as chief of nuclear weapons agency

Source: The Hill (via MSN)

The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and under secretary of energy for nuclear security has resigned from her position effective immediately, the Department of Energy announced Friday.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lisa-gordon-hagerty-resigns-as-chief-of-nuclear-weapons-agency/ar-BB1aLRXh

Let them count all the votes (and please don't flame me)

I know weíre all shallow breathing, but this count and the results reporting must be unimpeachable. Not one single toehold for the White House occupants. And the networks
Must not squander their chances to be absolutely certain. Itís hard, but I support the restraint.

On edit: Slightly confusing thread title. I meant I donít want the networks to declare the winner ahead of clear, unimpeachable vote tallies.

(For those of us not watching) Did Trump test negative?

Did anyone even ask?

My gods who WERE we then?

World music people ought to know about but might not? I'll start

Tinariwen, a group of Tuareg musicians who produce an indescribably wonderful fusion of middle eastern and rock music. I anxiously await your nominations,

Wikipedia article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinariwen

Concert on KEXP:
https://m.

Love Tinariwen!

Have one of their albums. Fantastic music. The haters are SO much the losers here.

Edit: seriously. Get their music

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