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December 14th now a historical day,
* Electoral college affirms Biden’s victory,
* First U.S. COVID-19 vaccines administered,
* US surpassed 300,000 COVID-19 deaths!

Photo: University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Campus Pharmacy Manager Christine Meyer transports a box containing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines down a hospital hallway toward a waiting vehicle on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Seattle. The vaccines that will be distributed among UW Medical Center’s four hospital campuses.
Credit: Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool

Peter Baker in The New York Times summed up the day: A Day That Settled an Election and Brought Hope for Defeating a Pandemic – “I honestly can’t recall two independent events of such extreme importance occurring on the same day,” said one historian. “A good day,” said another.

Bottom line: Unfortunately, American politics has become a polarized warfare of grievances, rather than what has historically been a process for mediation of differences. No wonder citizens mistrust their government.


Gov. Inslee announces Washington’s historic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Washington Secretary of State’s Office has reported a threat made against a worker as efforts continue to intimidate elections officials

Alaska Airlines, Hawaii partner in COVID pre-clear program

Pac-12 announces final weekend of games in football season

UW Huskies out of Pac-12 championship game due to ongoing COVID-19 issues – Oregon will take the Huskies place

Within the first 24 hours of the state COVID-19 exposure tracking system’s launch, more Washington residents opted in than any other state using the technology.

Introducing Yelm-based All Cotton Creations by Le’ene Sherwood featuring All-cotton cylindrical therapeutic neck pillows – excellent Christmas gifts available this Saturday at the Yelm Farmers Market or purchase online.


GOP Under Fire for Blocking Necessary Funds as Covid Vaccine Distribution Begins

This is the most dangerous way to travel for the holidays during the coronavirus pandemic

U.K. to allow sexually active gay men to donate blood – The blood shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic had reignited calls for a policy change.


WaPo: How the ‘deep state’ scientists vilified by Trump helped him deliver an unprecedented achievement

Truthout Public Distrust in Science [thanks to Trump] Made COVID Worse. It Will Also Harm Climate Policy.

The Detroit News: Michigan election officials slam report on votes in Antrim County

NYT: Representative Paul Mitchell leaves Republican Party over its refusal to accept Trump’s loss.

Trump Cabinet Member Sonny Perdue Appears To Acknowledge Election Loss

Wisconsin Supreme Court throws out Trump election lawsuit on Monday

Georgia’s Supreme Court Rejected Trump’s Suit Over the Weekend. His Proxy Appealed Another Case and Lost Immediately on Monday.

NorthJersey.com: U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, to resign next month [Ed. note: Are the rats jumping ship with Barr?]

Glenn Greenwald: The Case For a Pardon of Edward Snowden by President Trump

ACLU from 2013: Edward Snowden is a Patriot

Isaac Saul Tweet: Any pro-Trump Republican calling Snowden a “traitor” while simultaneously riffing about the “deep state” is a delusional hypocrite. Any anti-Trump Dems calling Snowden a “traitor” while also claiming they want law enforcement/military accountability is a delusional hypocrite.

Posted by Steve on December 15, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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