Did Almost Missouri predict almost everything? Writing the day before the election:
Since twenty-odd states have already declared that their elections won’t be over on election night, and since the mail-in, early-voting, cyber-balloting chaos has created a fraudster’s paradise, I expect that whatever the result is on election night, the Dems will just take it as a marker for how many votes they have to manufacture over the next few days to steal the election. Indeed the entire Dem-Media-Deep-State-Industrial-Complex is openly declaring this is their intention. No media outlet will declare any election map to be final because “Every vote must be counted!!1!1!” Then as soon as they can form a “Biden Wins!” map, they will declare that to be final. They are conspiring behind the scenes to present a unified face in this. In unison, they will call anyone who dissents from this to be a “conspiracy theorist”.
If you want to do an election map forecast, you should say which day your map represents. Nov 3rd? Nov 5th? Nov 7th? … Nov 23rd? The vote-warping will continue until results improve.
The shift from “every vote must be counted” to “President-elect Biden” was instantaneous and simultaneous across corporate media organs. Fox News risibly called Arizona while people were still in line to vote, even though the state will likely end up with the narrowest or second-narrowest margin in the country. North Carolina has conspicuously put a hold on finishing its count, just in case. The Establishment has plenty of aces up its sleeve if it needs them.
I suspect Biden still would’ve enjoyed an Electoral College win without them, but if he hadn’t, he still would’ve been installed. Why go through three years of the Russia collusion hoax and four years of wailing and gnashing teeth when fixing the outcome ahead of time is so much easier? Mail-in ballots render vote validation virtually impossible. Even in the most cynical scenarios, Biden still legitimately wins the popular vote, so it’s easy to rationalize a mandate that must be realized by any means necessary.
Trump is flailing reactively but the preemptive steps to document the shenanigans as they occurred weren’t in place. It’s hard to see how material changes in vote totals come out of circumstantial evidence relayed by witnesses on the ground and statistical irregularities in the results. The upshot is social trust in yet another American institution will crash through the floor.
There’s a wholesome decadence to Halloween. Songbird:
The interesting thing about Halloween is how it is a strange dichotomy. On one level, it seems like the most superficial and fake holiday that a wide swath of people get excited about (ignoring lesser holidays like Valentine’s day). But even though it is so superficial and commercial, on some level, it is also weirdly the most communitarian holiday – the one where you are actually walking around your neighborhood and seeing your neighbors and even trusting them to a certain extent – like was probably the case with traditional holidays among rural peasants.
When it comes to childhood nostalgia, Christmas is tops with family and Halloween is tops with friends.