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HBO documentary "Agents of Chaos" is excellent.

A detailed account of the 2016 Russian hacking and interference in the presidential election. Think 2-3 years of Rachel Maddow reporting condensed into a 4 hour documentary.

Warning. It's gut wrenching. It will drive you crazy.

Think of voting as if you won the lottery.

They read your number on TV and you have the winning ticket.

In order to collect the money, you have to TURNOUT to get it. If you don't TURNOUT, you don't get the money.

So, TURNOUT and collect your prize.

My gym here in NYC re-opened, but I am quittting. Not worth the health risk.

CDC says that gyms are one of the worst places for community spread. Guess I will wait until there's a safe and effective vaccine.

Meanwhile, Biden's avg. lead rises against Trump in RCP poll from 6% to 7%

Biden's avg lead would be even bigger if not for Rasmussen's Trump-juiced poll.

I know what you're going to say, "But Yavin, it's not a national election. It's all about the swing states."


In the swing states, Biden's avg leads:

MN +10
WI +6
PA +4.7
MI +5.2
AZ +3.2
OH +1.3
FLA +1.3
IA Tied


I know what you're going to say, "But Yavin, wasn't Hillary ahead in the polls like this."

Not quite like this, but the polls were right about Hillary. She lost because turnout was down.

The polls are telling you. Turnout and we win. Period.

Take Back the Court

A great site and resource for those wanting to expand the court:


Looking at the financial collapse of 2008...

which got started by the fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008:

In March 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York provided an emergency loan to try to avert a sudden collapse of the company. The company could not be saved, however, and was sold to JPMorgan Chase for $10 per share,[2] a price far below its pre-crisis 52-week high of $133.20 per share, but not as low as the $2 per share originally agreed upon by Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase.[3]

The collapse of the company was a prelude to the risk management meltdown of the investment banking industry in the United States and elsewhere that culminated in September 2008, and the subsequent global financial crisis of 20082009.


I am struck by the fact that the markets didn't truly bottom until March 6, 2009:


If we're on the same trajectory, that means that we won't hit bottom until March 2021.

Trump will get his SCOTUS nominee confirmed. What will the Dems do in response?

That's the question we should be asking. There's little to nothing that the Dems can do to stop it, so how will the Dems respond if/when they get back into power?

Hey, Sen. Tim Kaine, after Romney's decision today, what say you now?

If you're not in a group that has had to petition the SCOTUS to recognize your humanity...

then please show some empathy to those who are in such a group and are rightfully anxious at this moment in our nation's history.

Thank you.

Some advice for Jaime Harrison who's running against Lindsey Graham

I would run ads calling out Sen. Graham's lack of honor. Going back on his word. Saying one thing, one day, and then saying something entirely different. Regardless of politics, being dishonorable is a political sin. Even if you agree with him now, what about tomorrow? Can you trust him to do the right thing? Can you believe a word that he says? Would you put your child's life in his hands?

And if Graham responds by saying, the Democrats forced my hand, then respond by saying, "You're no better than they are. Two wrongs make it right?"

I think that that line of attack would be Harrison's best bet. Regardless of the polls, Harrison faces an up hill battle, but challenging Lindsey on honor is his best bet.

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