Today is the first anniversary of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. November 4, 2008 was the greatest day I can remeber, from a non-personal perspective. But hindsight tells me it was VERY personal. I can now feel confident my daughter, step-son, and granddaughters will be living in an America in which they will have a great chance to live the life they want to lead and how they want to live it. They will be the beneficiaries of great advancements in health care reform and civil rights across the board. They will benefit from economic policies that will benefit all Americans, just not the haves and have mores. We can thank ourselves for this, and of course the President. And all of us must keep vigilant and working hard, so the nightmare of GOP dominance of OUR government never returns.
The Achilles' Heel of Trump's schemes to override the votes of the American People is that he needs to be ahead or virtually tied with Biden on Election Night. If at the end of Election Night, Biden is clearly ahead of him and winning the Electoral College, Trump's best chance to steal the election is destroyed. So we must vote to be counted on Election Day.
Democrats should threaten to pack the court. And, if McConnell pushes through a new justice and then Joe Biden wins, they should follow through.
This weekend's music thread is intended to keep a focus on the plight of millions of Americans who are at immediate threat due to these horrendous Climate Change fires. Songs about fire, water and air are the theme for this weekend's music thread.