It’s election time again, and the Get Out The Vote drives have begun. Rock The Vote is observing isolation protocols, presumably having raves on Zoom. Michelle Obama has brought the cast of The West Wing together for a reunion tour — virtually, but still. And the memes blaming non-voters for our terrible times have gone (heh!) viral, popping up on every page but mine.
See, I don’t think we really need to get out the vote, folks. I think if we do, it’s actually a bad thing. Let me tell you why.
It’s been decided: This November, our ballots will feature Biden/Harris for the Democrats; presumably, they’ll be facing Trump/Pence* for the Republicans. This settles one of the oft-repeated questions from past weeks, “Who will he pick?”, leaving us with… well, with rather more questions. These include “What will the electoral map look like?”, “How do the candidates stack up against each other?”, and the all-important “Who should I vote for?”
At present, the editorial staff here at The Not Fake News has mixed feelings ourselves on that last question, so we’re not inclined to opine. (more…)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: We are not doctors. At best, we’re debunkers of internet myths and news commentators. If you’re reduced to getting medical advice from an upjumped social media blog like this, you really need a better PCP. And no, that’s not medical advice any more than the rest of this is; it’s just informed opinion.)
Everyone’s got a position on HCQ, but most of you haven’t bothered to review the facts first before choosing which ground to stand. For a disturbing number of people, it’s enough that Donald Trump endorses it. (I blame our national trait for this — a uniquely American optimism. -Editor)
To be clear: It’s bad enough that people who esteem Trump highly will take his medical advice; he’s certainly no doctor. What’s terrifying is that people who believe Trump is (more…)
Every four years like clockwork there’s a major campaign designed to guilt people into going out to vote. And every four years like clockwork we’re presented with a choice between two of the most detested humans on the planet. In 2020, it’s more of the same.
Jim Acosta just Tweeted something: “WH just played what appeared to be a campaign video defending Trump. In the briefing room. Just like a rally”
There’s truth in what Mr. Acosta says; there usually is. The man’s quite reliable. It’s also worth noting, however, that — as is his usual wont — Mr. Acosta is also missing a truth that I should think would be entirely obvious. (more…)
There’s a ton of anger toward Donald Trump for his mishandling of the present outbreak. I understand it; at present, I myself am quite disappointed. There’s a few things that ought to have been done much sooner, and we should examine them.
We have too few doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides, people trained in hazmat disposal, (more…)