[guest post by Dana]
I don’t know anyone who isn’t happy to have turned the page on a spectacularly crap year (yet I did have a few personal brights spots here and there). One of those bright spots has been the pleasure and privilege of being a guest contributor here for yet another year. So thank you, Patterico, for the continuing opportunity to opine, rage, and rant at your site. And thank you, JVW and Patterico, for your friendship and encouragement behind the scenes. Also, thanks to commenters who have offered positive feedback on posts that I have written. You have no idea how much it is appreciated. Thanks, too, to those who politely challenged me because you made me think through things more carefully. Iron sharpens iron. Finally, to those rare goobers who were just stinkers about my posts, well, I even hope to see you around here in 2021. But maybe with better manners…
Anyway, consider this a fresh open thread. Share about anything you’d like. But if it’s a report, please include a link.
I’ll start: Don’t fret, but cleaning out the debris of 2020 will take just a wee bit longer than necessary:
Two Republican members of the House of Representatives tell CNN that they expect at least 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House to vote against counting the electoral votes on January 6 when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Let these elected officials be forced to stand up and be exposed by their vote. We have a right to know. And we will remember that this is to whom they have chosen to sacrifice their integrity and hitch their wagons:
It takes your breath away pic.twitter.com/rNOhgvjRaR
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) January 1, 2021
Oh, I see January 6 is shaping up to be a super fun day in America. President Trump re-tweeted this earlier this morning. [Heh. I really don’t think this is about ‘Calvary’ and the resurrection of Christ, but rather ‘cavalry,’ as in an army of true believers *in Trump*]:
The calvary is coming, Mr. President!
JANUARY 6th | Washington, DChttps://t.co/kyp7WF8o5r
— Kylie Jane Kremer (@KylieJaneKremer) December 19, 2020