Cheers and Jeers: Household Dysfunction Consciousness Day

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Cheers and Jeers for Thanksgiving 2020

Be aware: As for the remainder of the C&J posting week, nothing formal tomorrow, though we’ll publish a “Who gained the week” ballot—the best ever—within the diaries at our standard Friday night time (7:30ET). Again Monday.  Have an important vacation and should your finish of the wishbone be the lengthy one.

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14 days!!!

Days ’til Christmas: 29

Days ’til the National Menorah lighting in D.C.: 14

Date of Lincoln‘s Thanksgiving proclamation: 10/3/1863

Variety of NFL games today: (Ravens-Steelers recreation postponed attributable to Covid-19)

Inhabitants of Turkey, Texas (hometown of Bob Wills): 384

% of Parade readers who imagine energy do not exist on Thanksgiving: 69%

Variety of Thanksgivings throughout which Eric Trump has gotten his head caught in a can of cranberry sauce: 6

Variety of Individuals who intend to eat human brains for Thanksgiving dinner, up from 4,021 final 12 months and spreading quickly from northwest to southeast (keep tuned to your short-wave radios for updates and lock your doorways): 5,641

Your Thursday Molly Ivins Second:

The Progress Report has give you some dandy issues to be grateful for, beginning with American troops. It additionally lists:

  • Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., for exhibiting it is patriotic to talk your thoughts.
  • The 90 senators who stood as much as Cheney to say that torture isn’t an American worth.
  • The 79 senators who demanded the Bush administration element a plan for Iraq.
  • That Sen. Invoice Frist isn’t our doctor.
Molly Ivins

Contemplate these extra delights: Tom Delay is beneath indictment, Heckuva Job Brownie is now not on the general public payroll, and for some inexplicable cause, the administration discovered a Republican prosecutor within the Plame affair who appears to care extra in regards to the legislation than politics. […]

There’s music in poor bleeding New Orleans once more, Ted Koppel and his hair put in a commendable 25 years, some terrific new movies are out, my pet has not eaten a shoe for a whole month now, and the Mountain West is shifting from purple to purple. So let’s all loosen our belts and get proper right down to the all-American custom of overeating on Thanksgiving. It is nonetheless an important nation, even when it’s a little unusual. I’m grateful for all my fellow residents — how would we all know it was America if we did not hear often from the nincompoop faction? Pleased turkey to you all.

Thanksgiving 2005

Pet Pic of the Day: Suck it up, Buttercup…

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And my world-famous annual

Issues For Which I Am Grateful: 2020 Version

Our republic, which we have determined to maintain for not less than 4 extra years

The 2020 Biden-Harris landslide

Crimson-to-blue flips Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona

Grassroots Democratic organizers and voters, particularly in purple states and doubly-especially ladies of shade

Marketing campaign volunteers, experience sharers, and polling place employees

Nancy Pelosi, making ready for her historic 4th time period as Speaker of the Home

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, and all the opposite kickass-style Home Democrats

Having an astronaut (Mark Kelly) within the Senate once more

The judges, authorized groups, and elections officers who made Trump’s tried coup one of many clumsiest and inept debacles in American historical past

Home Intelligence and Impeachment Committee chair Adam Schiff

The legacies of Rep. John Lewis and Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Maine’s state authorities, which is able to spend one other 12 months with Dem management of the state Home and Senate, and Democratic governor Janet Mills navigating the Covid-19 disaster with ability and compassion

The Congressional Black, Hispanic and Progressive Caucuses

Docs

Nurses

Hospital administrative employees

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Important employees

The Covid-19 tracers and trackers

The vaccine researchers sciencing the shit out of the virus

The governors and state well being officers making tough selections and sticking to them as mobs of ignorant narcissists embrace superspreader occasions

Individuals carrying masks (together with over their nostril), social distancing, and often washing their fingers

New Zealand, for exhibiting the world learn how to combat a pandemic collectively and win 

All of the indigenous folks of North America

Sadat Rahman, winner of Desmond Tutu’s 2020 International Children’s Peace Prize

The Nobel and Pulitzer winners

The primary responders and reduction organizers who went above and past within the wake of this 12 months’s hurricanes, floods, and wildfires

Employers who give their staff Thanksgiving off

Workers who don’t get the time off to allow them to maintain very important providers working whereas the remainder of us do

Academics

Immigrants

Caregivers

Our troops over right here and over there

Wind generators and photo voltaic panels

AMERICANS WHO VOTED

Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and SNL for persevering with the renaissance in late-night political humor

Randy Rainbow and Sarah Cooper for lighting up social media

Freedom of the press

Freedom of speech fuck Trump

The cardboard packing containers that’ll maintain the stuff of departing White Home maniacs Stephen Miller, Jared, Ivanka, Mike Pence, and probably the most damaging and corrupt cupboard in American historical past

The #5 factor on web lists that truly SHOCK me

The Lincoln Challenge, for exhibiting Democrats learn how to throw a punch

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Malcolm Nance, Pleasure Reid, Bishop William Barber, Joan Walsh, Charles Pierce, John Nichols, Howard Dean, E.J. Dionne, Eugene Robinson, David Okay. Johnston, the Kagro within the Morning radio present

Chuck Rosenberg’s zen aura

Naomi Klein, Marcy Wheeler, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Trump money-follower David Fahrenthold, Trump fact-checker Daniel Dale (who documented all 20,000+ of Trump lies), David Corn, Lawrence O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, Pleasure Reid

Atrios, Digby, Charles M. Blow, Americablog, John Cole, Joe Jervis, Michelangelo Signorile, Dan Savage, Leonard Pitts, Lizz Winstead

Media Issues, The Hispanic Federation, The Southern Poverty Legislation Middle, PFAW, PFLAG, 350.org, RAICES, March for Our Lives, Indivisible, Black Lives Matter, Run For One thing, Deliberate Parenthood, NAACP, IAVA, ACLU and the various different advocacy organizations that prevented the worst of Trump’s abuses, typically in coordination with one another 

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Invoice and Hillary Clinton

Barack and Michelle Obama

 

My associate, Michael, for rising outdated with me

Obamacare

All of my bosses (in the event you’re studying this, you’re considered one of them) at Every day Kos

The front-pagers and diarists right here, for explaining stuff I do not know boo about

My morning front-page blogger-neighbors: the Abbreviated Pundit Roundup, morning cartoonists, and Elections Morning Digest

The remainder of the progressive blogosphere, for having the knowledge to observe all the orders issued by “Keyboard Kingpin” Markos “Mouse Tits” Moulitsas

Netroots Nation and its organizers, for executing a flawless digital conference when the pandemic prevented the in-person one from occurring in Denver

These amazingly upbeat Good Information Roundups

Soiled Fucking Hippies. We should breed extra of them.

M’ doggie. M’ pootie. M’ squirrels.

Wineries

Distilleries

Breweries

Teriyaki sauce

Mayochup sure I mentioned mayochup!

Taco Tuesdays

Excedrin Migraine. Subsequent to the epidural, God’s reward to ache reduction.

Blueberries

Sweet corn

Snow

Evolution

Electrical automobiles

Excessive-speed rail

NASA

The anticipated return of internet neutrality

The anticipated return to the Paris Local weather Settlement

Unions

Range

The Resistance

Maine’s proximity to Canada

Peace. (Yeah, it is a phrase. Actually. I seemed it up.)

That magic second on daily basis at 6am when the Bacardi 151 crosses the blood-brain barrier.

Microwave ovens, that are glorious for re-heating meals that will get chilly as a result of some fool spent three hours itemizing all of the stuff he was grateful for.

My glorious reminiscence

Keep protected. Keep wholesome. Move the taters.

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