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Rob Elshire

'Very worst of the pandemic' ahead in US with no apparent strategy, experts say | World news | The Guardian

Between the calling of the election and the installation of a the new president, it looks like there will be no plan for dealing with the pandemic from the Trump administration. Not that this is new or anything. It is cold and flu season in the US and there are the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays on top. Those holidays typically involve travelling around the country, gathering in large groups, and sharing meals. There are a lot of people acting as if it is over. Ugh.

Reddit discussion.

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Trump is the loser.

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For the last 4 mornings, I have woken up wondering if the US presidential election had been called. This was the morning. Joe Biden won. Donald Trump Lost.

In an end fitting such a surreal election, Rudy Giuliani was holding a press conference making shit up about election theft at the time the announcement came through. The press conference was held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Perhaps the venue was chosen because the only place there was going to be a happy ending possible for Rudy is at the Fantasy Island adult book store next door.

Rob Elshire

"Both-Sides" Biden

On some things, he's not really better.

Rob Elshire

Is a Vote for Biden a Vote for Science? - YouTube

Just the other night we were having dinner with a small group of scientists. The discussion turned to the US election. I was asked, "Wouldn't Biden be better than Trump?" My response was "Better is not the same as good." There is a bit of that sentiment in this video.

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Rob Elshire

Remembering the Golden Age of Computer User Groups - Slashdot

Back in the mid--1980's when I was in high school I attended a local computer user group with some regularity. It was there that I learned about IBM computers and MS-DOS 2.2 From there it was the C: prompt and batch files. This led me to my first paying computer consulting jobs. One was at Cor-IT Sales, a power tool and fastener company. They had 1 computer and no one who knew how to make it work.

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Honest Government Ad | TRUMP 2020 - YouTube

Well, there you go. All laid right out there for you to get a good strong sniff.

Rob Elshire

Kushner -- A Cheap Movie Villan Knock Off?

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I have a theory that Jared Kushner (like many of the characters in the Trump inner circle) is a cheap knock off of a fictional villan. The movie Hudson Hawk came out when Jared was 10 years old. Is it possible that he saw this movie and fancied himself the super rich sociopath Darwin Mayflower? Sounds like a posh white 'merican upper class name.... Every child must have aspirational goals.

If Jared was a brilliant self-made billionaire, he might come off as more than a wanna be Darwin Mayflower. The truth is less flattering. See below.

The one on the left.