Biden is elected, and some uncomfortable truths need to be discussed in Canada

Yesterday was a great day for many Americans and fans of democracy around the world. I am of course describing the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. After four years of Trump, a return the sanity and reasonable discourse from the Oval Office is very much welcomed. There is one person though who is definitely not happy about this. Jason Kenney.

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All it took was a coup attempt…

Well he’s finally gone from social media:

It’s frustrating that all it took was a coup attempt from his followers, initiated by him. The fact that Donald Trump will no longer be allowed to stir up division and hatred online is a good thing regardless. Unfortunately the right wing news echo chamber still exists. I suspect a few of them will still go to him for quotes or some perspective bit. At least until another demagogue comes along.

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America…

In case you were under a rock all day yesterday, the American Capitol building was overrun by terrorist and insurrectionists. You can see the coverage here:

I posted earlier this week about how Trump will be a thorn in the side of America for years to come. I didn’t think I’d be proven wrong this early after writing it.

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In the end, we knew it all along

You can’t turn anywhere today without seeing the news of Donald Trumps subversion of American democracy. In case you somehow missed it here’s the audiotape:

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Doug, would you like some waffle with those ribs?

If you live in the GTHA, then everyone is aware of Adamson BBQ’s supposed defiant stand against COVID-19 regulations. Restauranteur Adam Skelly, posted to his Instagram his plans to defy Toronto’s lockdown order and open his restaurant for full service yesterday. His justification for defying the rules? Well it’s apparently buried in his Google search history.

Regardless, his actions drew out the crowd you’d suspect. The conspiracy driven and selfish of the GTA. The ones who don’t care about you or I? Or the loved ones we haven’t been able to see because we all have stronger fortitude to see our selves through this pandemic than they do.

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Joe Biden’s Victory Could Spell Trouble for Canadian Politicians

Was that headline click bait?

Absolutely, but since you’re here lets proceed shall we?

Joe Biden’s election as president of the United States is definitely a good thing. A sensible, pragmatic and decent human being is now in charge of the world’s only superpower. Many of us can sleep easy. However, it’s going to be a bit of a shock to the system compared to the previous four years.

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Joe Biden is about to inherit a mess…

Well, what a week it’s been eh?

Tuesday’s American Election has turned into a week long event. Filled with ups and downs as vote counts have slowly trickled in. Evidence of a broken bureaucracy where partisan interests clearly tried to discourage and dismantle the voting infrastructure. The saving grace is a GOTV machine that encouraged mail in voting early.

However, dealing with obtuse and obstructionist state voting apparatus are the least of Biden’s worries. His problems are much much deeper. By now, you’ve probably seen the armed protests by Trump supporters outside election offices.

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America…you disappointed me

It’s Nov 4th and we haves no idea who the president of the United States is. In all honesty, I suspect we don’t truly know for a few weeks. Trump already declared preemptive victory just as was predicted. So who knows what other tricks he has up his sleeves to contest the outcome. Joe Biden apparently has a clearer path to the White House, but the damage is done.

The rift in American society isn’t at the top, its at the grassroots level and is chasm deep. Looking as the results came in, nail biting race by nail biting race, state by state, it was clear, a large size of America was still okay with their choice they made in 2016.

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…History has it’s eyes on you…

It’s Election Day in America!

I can’t seem to remember the last time an election has caused so much anxiety in the world as this one.

Never has an election’s choices been so stark as this one. We here in Canada and I suspect around the world, are observing with a sort of morbid curiosity. And a sense of helpless trepidation.

It is safe to say that the previous four years of Donald Trump as president has been an unmitigated disaster. Racial divisions, increased inequality, a death toll from COVID-19 that could rival any of America’s wars, and of course the insults and damage done to it’s relationships with it’s allies.

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