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MSNBC Brian Williams: Did I hear correctly that tRumpy will be leaving on AF1 Wed morning & will be

taking the nuclear football with him and a duplicate one will be left in DC with Joe Biden!?!?!

Swan Songs for the outgoing Ugly Duckling administration. Please add your favorite.

VP Mike Pence's swan song (imagine him singing it to tRumpy)

It's Time For Me To Fly


Sing along with the (spot on) lyrics:

I've been around for you
I've been up and down for you
But I just can't get any relief
I've swallowed my pride for you
I've lived and lied for you
But you still make me feel like a thief
You got me stealin' your love away
'Cause you never give it
Peeling the years away
And we can't relive it
I make you laugh
And you make me cry
I believe it's time for me to fly (Mike morphs into the debate night fly)

John Pavlovitz: A Revolution of Nothing


Here's an excerpt from John Pavlovitz's excellent blog:

But the question decent Americans are asking today is the same one we were asking on January 6th, the same one we’ve been asking since November of 2016:

a revolution of what?

What precisely were they overthrowing?
What exactly were they protesting?
How specifically had this nation so grievously wronged them?

As critical as those questions are, they are a fruitless endeavor, because the truth of the matter is—they would not be capable of a response.

This was a nothing revolution: an empty display of cheap anger formed in staggering privilege, made of fake oppression, inflamed by a massive lie—and directed toward a man who fully embodies them: one who has had everything in this life handed to him and is perpetually outraged when he cannot have more.

Another whiney wacko insurrectionist who was "victimized."


Also arrested at the Capitol was William Arthur Leary, who owns a manufactured housing business in Utica, New York. In an interview Friday, Leary told the AP that he strongly believes the election was stolen from Trump and that he went to Washington to show his support.

Leary said he doesn’t trust information reported by the mainstream media and that one of his main sources of information was Infowars, the far-right conspiracy site run by Alex Jones. He denied he ever set foot in the Capitol and complained that he was held for more than 24 hours and had his cell phone seized.

“They treated us like animals,” he complained. “They took all our phones. I didn’t get to make a phone call to tell anybody where I was.”

Leary said he remembers seeing a woman, Kristina Malimon, 28, sobbing at the detention center because she had been separated and not allowed to translate for her mother, who primarily speaks Russian. Both women had been charged with curfew violation and unlawful entry. According to a video posted on her Instagram account, the younger Malimon says she was born in Moldova, where her family had faced persecution under the Soviet-era regime for their Christian beliefs.

1st breath: "I was treated like an animal."
2nd breath: "They took my phone."

Welcome to the real world, ya doofus!

Did Hopeless Hick make her vewy vewy important decision to resign or remain pathetic pants presser?

Inquiring minds want to know and her vewy vewy specific time-frame of 48 hours was up 12+ hours ago.

24-year-old CNY woman with Covid gives birth to healthy baby girl, but is now on life support.


Auburn, NY — Kaylee Gabak was looking forward to the birth of her first child.

On Christmas Day, she went into labor. She and her fiancé rushed to the hospital where, during admission, she was given a routine test for the coronavirus. She tested positive.

The next day, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Charlotte.

She and the baby came home briefly days later, but Gabak was soon readmitted to Auburn Community Hospital when she had trouble breathing. She was then transferred to Upstate University Hospital.

Gabak, 24, is now in critical condition, sedated and on an ECMO machine, which uses a pump to circulate blood to bypass the heart and lungs.

Her occupation and where she was most likely exposed to Covid?

The ordeal began Dec. 16, which was Gabak’s last shift at The Commons on St. Anthony, an Auburn nursing home, before she would go out on maternity leave. The certified nursing assistant was asked to work on another floor to help a patient get into bed.

Shortly before she finished her 3 to 11 p.m. shift, Gabak’s supervisor told her the patient she’d had contact with had tested positive for the coronavirus. Her family said they can’t be sure, but they believe that’s where she got the virus.

[Full heartbreaking article and photos at the link above.]

Un-f'ing-believable her supervisor allowed her to be put in direct contact with Covid + patient!

81-year-old woman contracted COVID at assisted living facility & died on Dec 6th. From her obit...

[Identifying info removed.]

She contracted COVID19 at her residence, [ ] Assisted Living in [ ] County, NY, and passed away at [ ] Hospital. She died scared and alone, surrounded by strangers concealed within protective equipment for their own safety, within a mercifully short time, less than 24 hours after hospital admission. She is preceded in death by more than 300,000 (and counting) Americans infected with COVID-19. Stay safe. Wear a mask.

CNY bluesman and musical mentor's death from Covid-19 brings grief - and a warning


Gibson, who worked in music shops and sang and played the blues across Central New York for 40 years, died Tuesday of the coronavirus. He was 69. He was one of more than 27 people who died from the virus since Dec. 1 in Onondaga County and 270 who died here since the pandemic began.

The virus has forced thousands to make choices between what they love and what will keep them safe. Gibson’s choice led to his death, his family said.

It’s hard to separate Gibson from the music; they were always together. So it was a struggle when the pandemic came and the bar stages that were home to him and so many others went dark.

Gibson still played and watched where and when he could, friends and family said. Sometimes, it was safe. Other times, it was not, said his son, Mike Gibson, who fronts his own band, “The Action!”

The last gig Mark Gibson played is the one that killed him, his son said. It was the Friday before Thanksgiving at a bar that was not following the state’s restrictions.

Mike Gibson does not want his dad’s choice to overshadow his legacy, but he wants other musicians to know the risk.

Mike Gibson and his sister, Katharine Gibson, asked their dad not to play. The bar was too small. It wouldn’t be safe. It was against the rules. But Mark Gibson wasn’t worried, his son said. He wanted to play. Maybe, he needed to play.

“I think it is important to know that he should not have been playing. I think it’s important that other musicians who are doing this know that it’s the cost. This why the restrictions are in place,” Mike Gibson said.

Mark Gibson became ill shortly after, along with others who played the gig outside Onondaga County. He was hospitalized Nov. 29.

Full article at link above.

Healthy habits to strengthen your immune system and fight off cold, flu and coronavirus (video)

From the Syracuse.com website:


Only 3.5 minutes long, but packed with easy to understand info from a registered dietician.

This guy's experience with Covid-19 should make anyone think twice about attending social gatherings

even with a mask on. Note: The type of large event he and his wife attended prior to him getting sick is not mentioned, but it sounds like a wedding reception so I wonder if he had his mask off to eat & drink?


Syracuse, N.Y. — Joanna Jenkins pulled the van up to the emergency entrance at Upstate Medical University.

You are such a blessing in my life, her husband, Greg, told her. “I love you,” he said.

Then he got out and walked himself into the emergency room, alone.

It was Oct. 23. Greg Jenkins, 58, had been battling the coronavirus for more than two weeks. He had gone to the hospital in Utica, near where the couple live, twice already. They sent him home, where he got worse.

His fever was 103 for 11 days. It became harder and harder to breathe. By the time they decided to drive to Syracuse, Greg would stop breathing every time he dozed off. He could not stand up long enough to brush his teeth. He stopped eating.

The man who climbed trees every fall to hunt and spent his days singing to seniors in nursing homes could not get enough air to utter a whole sentence.

Jenkins was at Upstate for two weeks. His lung collapsed days after he arrived. He had around-the-clock care and a cocktail of drugs: Remdesivir, plasma, steroids and antibiotics.

Jenkins is a coronavirus survivor, counted in the “win” column among the 9,970 in Oneida and Onondaga counties who have battled the virus and are considered recovered.

But weeks after he left the hospital, he still cannot take a full breath. Just walking up the stairs or having a conversation is exhausting. He has no idea when, or if, he’ll be able to sing again.

[Read the full, long article at link above.]

Moral of the story: Stay the hell away from people who do not mask up! NO EXCEPTIONS.

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