However the election ends, white supremacy has already won

Despite hundreds of thousands of people dead in the United States from the coronavirus and Trump’s sabotage of the relief efforts, along with his cruelty, violence, tens of thousands of lies, treasonous behavior and destruction of the country’s economy; despite the many thousands of brown and Black migrants and refugees held in his concentration camps and other detention centers; despite his vast corruption, lawbreaking, racism, white supremacy, and nativism; despite his destruction of America’s and the world’s environment, thereby imperiling the survival of the human race; despite being credibly accused of rape and sexual assault by dozens of women; and despite his ignorance, stupidity and overall evil, Donald Trump remains remarkably popular in the United States.

It’s disheartening to know that half the country wants four more years of this…

Chevy’s Little Engine That Could – The New York Times

KISS at its finest. It’s incredible that this one motor has powered and continues to power so many vehicles that are on the road today. It’s still the go-to motor for many hot rod and racing applications. Even the next generation of this motor, the LS-series, utilizes many of the same engineering, technologies, and designs as the original (e.g. bore spacing, single cam, lifters, push rods, etc.) and including this motor in the next generation Corvette (C8) signals that there are no signs of retiring this motor.

America Has a Law for Disputed Elections—but It’s Not Ready for Trump

I’m really hoping for a clean and resounding win for Biden and Harris in November to avoid a disputed election. Whether Trump accepts the election results and concedes the office is another concern for another day.

As of today, FiveThirtyEight projects that Biden is slightly favored to win (69 in 100 outcomes vs. Trump’s 30 in 100). You’ll remember that FiveThirtyEight predicted a Clinton presidency in 2016 and got it completely wrong. Trump beat the odds then and still has a chance to do it again in November.

After four years of this tyrant, kleptocracy, and gross incompetence, it’s preposterous to me that this is even a contest. I’m reminded of this David Sedaris quote:

I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

Revisiting my January 17, 2020 post

I set a calendar reminder to revisit this post from January 17, 2020 regarding who was going to be the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee.

I’m going to make another prediction: Sen. Kamala Harris will be Biden’s running mate. At this point in time, we all know that she’s on his shortlist, has been vetted, and hasn’t opted out of the discussion. While Elizabeth Warren has more political experience and I agreed with her more progressive proposals, I believe that in this moment, Harris will be called upon to help lead, unify, and heal this country.