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This is my 500th post, after joining DU on March 8, 2017.

When I noticed how close I was to 500, I decided to time it so that my 500th would be at the end of the craven, immoral, evil and vulgar term of #45, the PINO.
DU has helped me through 4 years that have often included events so horrific I could not have imagined them before they took place. I will not list them. I know we can all replay our own lists in our minds. Thank you DU!!
I'll begin by second set of 500, with the 501st, at what should be at the start of the Biden Presidency. I am so traumatized by the past 4 years that I cannot even write such a phrase without hedging the statement about a future 10 minutes from here with the modifier " should".
How long will it take for even a fraction of this trauma to heal? How much is irreversible?

Thoughts on masks in cold weather

I am in the Northeast, and wanted to say hiw much more comfortable masks make me when I go out in the cold. The warmer, moister air does not irritate my throat the way cold, dry air does. It is more comforable for me to be active outside now.
I will not go back post-pandemic, even if I switch to masks designed specifically for cold weather.

Are they wasting the $ on a decoy second plane?

He wouldn't get one if he had waited a few hours to fly as ex-president. And what is the point? If anything happened then Pence would be sworn in for an hour or two, and then Biden is inaugurated.
I know, it is probably protocol.
And at this point I am just happy to see him slinking back to his lair at Mar-a-Lago. Let him get back to his more minor lifetime baseline of illegal antics, such as violating a city ordinance by making it his residence.
But for one the last times with the orange Popsicle as PINO, think about how Fox would be freaking out at the cost if a Dem required a second decoy plane in the last hours of their presidency because they were sulking and left DC "early"?

For the sake of the permanent WH staff...

I hope Twitter gave Dump's doctor a heads up on cutting off his Twitter. That way, he could be on standby in the next room with injectible sedatives.
Or perhaps antipsychotics -- depending on how far this pushes him out of his already cracked and unhinged mind.

Trump says "I will not be going to inauguration". MAGAiot supporters hear:

"I won't be there, so it is open season on the attendees. Any Republican there has betrayed be by attending, so they deserve what they get".

"Impeach the president again" opinion piece, Boston Globe


The meat of the article is here:

"If ever a presidential act qualified for impeachment, it would be openly trying to reverse an election outcome. While it sounds almost bizarre to make such a suggestion when the president’s term is over in two months, the move would have a useful byproduct: The Senate could prevent Trump from running again in 2024.

The impeachment clause of the Constitution allows the Senate to impose two possible punishments: “removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.” While two-thirds of the Senate is required for removal from office in an impeachment trial, precedents involving the impeachment of judges indicate that only a majority vote would be required to make the penalty a disqualification from future office.

In other words, the House of Representatives could impeach Trump before his term ends, and the Senate could take up the matter after he leaves office. The question of removal would be moot at that point, but disqualification would still be on the table, and the Senate could determine that a majority vote would suffice."

I was so naive 4 years ago

I never thought he would last 4 years in office. I had no real conception of how a sociopath could surround himself with enablers and stop following rules and norms he did not like. I didn't realize that the 25th could be defanged. And I still can't believe that over a third of the adult people in this country continue to support him.

The term "Pack the court"

The republicans are emphasizing that this is what the democrats may do, while claiming they (the Repugs) have done no such thing.
And what the Repugs have done might not meet the historical definition.
A more accurate terminology for what the Repugs have done could be "Hijack the Courts".
Democrats are now attempting to Free the Courts from this successful hijacking at the hands of procedural terrorists -- - McConnell and his cronies, and the dark forces behind them.

Nicole Wallace - Pence was "limp and lame" n/t

If Pence doesn't have COVID yet

He's sure to get it when Trump calls him over to the white house to yell at him for his "weak" performance in this debate.
Trump won't wear a mask, the room will be small, and if Pence wears a mask Trump will scream at him and shame him until Pence takes it off.
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