by Tyler Davis
January 6, 2021, should be a yawn day in Congress. It’s the day that Congress is to certify the November 3, 2020, Electoral College results. As with everything Trump, what should be a matter of tradition and etiquette will be shot to hell. Twelve Senators and one hundred House members plan to object to the Electoral College certification.
Ted Cruz will lead a faction to ask for a ten-day investigation into election fraud. Freshman Senator Josh Hawley will be leading another group of flat decenters not looking for analysis. …
by Tyler Davis
Traditionally, the 2020 election would be in the bag by now. America would be transitioning to a new administration. Joe Biden secured 51.4% of the national vote to Donald Trump’s 46.9% garnering Joe Biden’s 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232. The keyword here is traditionally.
Trump and his allies have been screaming voter fraud well before November 3. Trump even telegraphed the plans ahead of the election by saying he would be ahead on election night and then magically lose by the next morning. The faithful were listening.
Weeks before the election, Donald Trump told his plans for the election. He projected that there would be “massive fraud” on November 3, 2020. The two legal challenges won by team Trump have had nothing to do about fraud, but these wins would not change the election results.
When in the courtroom, several judges pressed Trump attorneys to admit they were not arguing fraud. They had no evidence to support that. Judges have not been kind to Team Trump in their verbiage either. None so scathing as U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann.
Judge Brann had strong words…
“Where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
The battle’s done and we kinda won
So we sound our victory cheer
Where do we go from here?”
2020 continues to live up to its promise as the year that nothing is normal or usual. As the world watches, and our country, our democracy is held together by spit, prayers, and duct tape waiting for Donald Trump to concede and a march to the Electoral College in December.
In the primaries, Team Pete felt the most prescient feeling of now on February 3rd, 2020. After…
There are times I am almost envious of Millenial and Gen Z LGBTQ youth. Acceptance is more fulsome now than at any other time in American history. There are still struggles and homophobia; this is true. However, they can turn on the television and watch Schitt’s Creek or Will & Grace and see themselves as fully realized human beings.
Us older queers are thankful that our youth didn’t have to live through a Reagan administration that felt AIDS was a punishment from God and deserved no research or treatment. To feel a nation passing judgment on your community, that one…
September 26, 2020, Trump and a massive crowd gathered to celebrate the announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett with great excitement. The most influential people in the party were there, without wearing masks or social distancing, in a party-like atmosphere disregarding CDC guidelines for safety.
September 29, 2020, Trump travels to Cleveland for the first presidential debate accompanied by his family and Hope Hicks on Air Force One. Trump states at the debate that nothing harmful has occurred at any of his rallies regarding COVID 19. Trump mocks Biden for wearing masks everywhere. …
Mental illness affects many Americans. According to John Hopkins, 26% of American adults have a mental disorder. These disorders can range from depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, PTSD, to schizophrenia. Most conditions can be treatable with therapy and medications. However, American culture has been incredibly behind in embracing mental illness as one would a physical ailment.
Growing up in the ’80s, I remember that talking about things like mental disorders was taboo. Even a simple discussion about depression was not a mainstream conversation. We were told to “buck up” and think happy thoughts as if that would solve the issue. …
July 29, 2020, Portland Oregon had its first night of civil rest during peaceful protesting. For nearly a month straight, Portland has been on the nightly news and Twittersphere. The pictures were full of tear gas, rubber bullets, and accusations from the citizens of Portland up to Trump himself.
To understand the month of July, firstly, we have to understand what happened at the end of May and beginning of June.
Portland erupted into protest over George Floyd’s murder in Minnesota. In true Portland fashion, the protests commenced immediately, following the demonstrations occurring in every state. …
Balancing relationships with Trump supporter friends can be a tricky business if you’re a non-Trump supporter on any given day. The inexplicable way one Trump statement can be heard, as if the words were utterly different, and interpreted by the two groups is staggering.
Efforts to say, “It’s just politics,” to maintain those relationships come with a daily landmine of Trump tweets or reactions. If you’re LGBT, that has been difficult, at best, on a typical day. The thin red line has been wiped out.
Unless you’re a Log Cabin Republican, it’s been easy to see in this administration that…
Revenge has become the spice in which we flavor the melting pot known as America. On 9/11, revenge proved to be a useful tool in uniting America, even if for only a little while. This potent emotion stuck to the meat of every American, Democrat or Republican.
The trouble with revenge is it becomes a drug to the senses and replaces common sense with hatred.
The need for revenge has now permeated every campaign rally be it subtle or point blank. Be it Democrat or Republican, our neighbor is our enemy, if they believe differently than yourself. …