Good morning on Thursday, November 3, 2020: National Sandwich Day. As you read this I’ll be heading from Davis to Stanford for the Academic Freedom Conference tomorrow and Saturday, and I’ll have virtually no time to post. Bear with me; as always, I do my best.
There will be no Nooz today, and only a couple of tweets. But of course we have Hili.
I would urge readers to use this as an opportunity to discuss what’s on your mine. The election in Brazil? The discussions among Russian military about whether and when they should use nuclear weapons against Ukraine? Is Elon Musk really going to reform Twitter? (He just met with civil rights groups and pledged not to reinstate banned accounts—including that of Trump—until a clear process is outlined for reinstatement; that won’t be before the midterms). And how badly will the Democrats lose in next week’s elections? Have a look at the new Five Thirty Eight forecast with, for the first time, the odds favoring the GOP’s taking both the House and the Senate, and read the associated piece, “The case for a Republican sweep on election night.”
Put your thoughts on these or any other issues in the comments.
Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili sees The Void:
Hili: I’m looking into the darkness.A: And what do you see?Hili: Darkness.
Hili: Patrzę w mrok.Ja: I co widzisz?
A tweet from God responding to Flavio Bolsonaro, a politician (accused of corruption) who’s the son of the just-now-defeated former President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. (What happens now in Brazil, given the closeness of the election, will be interesting.)
Translation: Bolsonaro tweet: “They have the system, we have God.”
God’s response: “Leave me out of this, asshole.”
Deixe-me fora disso, babaca. https://t.co/jEO9QIF80o
— God (Thee/Thy) (@TheTweetOfGod) November 2, 2022
A good tweet from Kamala Harris (at last!):
Today we are announcing our intention to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Given Iran’s brutal crackdown on women and girls protesting peacefully for their rights, Iran is unfit to serve on this Commission.
To the protestors: we see you and we hear you.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 2, 2022
A clever video sent in by Malcolm:
— Michael Warburton (@MichaelWarbur17) October 30, 2022
From Barry: Massive kudos indeed!
Just massive kudos for the person who created this Halloween squirrel feeder pic.twitter.com/urlKXsR5ot
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) October 31, 2022
A great Halloween costume for a d*g!:
Happy Halloween! pic.twitter.com/z8Uw7Q0sgH
— jamie (@gnuman1979) October 31, 2022
From the Auschwitz Memorial: This man lasted but six days:
3 November 1912 | A Polish Jew, Baruch Majbruch, was born in Tarnów. A bookbinder.
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) November 3, 2022
Tweets from Matthew. First, a meandering bison herd via Ziya Tong:
— Earthling (@ziyatong) November 2, 2022
A lovely porcupine. There are several species of prehensile-tailed porcupines, all in the genus Coendou and all from South America.
Meet Petunia, a prehensile-tailed porcupine and one of the Zoo's Ambassador animals. Petunia is working with her animal care staff to become desensitized to new sights and sounds. As she becomes more comfortable in different settings, this allows more guests to learn about her. pic.twitter.com/5xnYHyv2mB
— Audubon Nature Institute (@AudubonNature) November 1, 2022
Look at this smart moggy!:
Little girl teaches a cat how to use a treadmill..🐈👼😍
🎥: tt | danieIIesanford67 pic.twitter.com/KpvzHLJZGd
— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) November 1, 2022