We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think the generals might be right. That is I'm not sure another massively stolen election will be tolerated and the "people" might rise up against the anti-constitutionalist left. But having said that I am still stunned at how passive the Republican party is about the last stolen election. By now the evidence of a massive steal, not just the presidency, but many congressional seats and governors too, is irrefutable. They intend to try it again, we have become a banana republic where they steal the election without even trying to hide it.
H.L. Mencken would probably say something like '...the Republicans are terrified of Trump's legacy of attentive voters, but even more terrified that he'll be re-elected. To hedge their bets, they've been furiously pushing through election reforms to paper over the gaping holes in the balloting process, so that at least they'll be able to find excuses for the wholesale cheating in the next presidential election'
What if Elizabeth Warren is the mean IQ of elected officials? Certainly, AOC holds the lowest IQ in D.C. although she has some very serious competition from F. Joe Biden. What does her presence in the Senate say about Massachusetts voters? Why do you keep electing her?
Yes, and all Congress critters think we are stupid, and I cry out in anger. But then I see people wearing masks in their cars; while traveling alone. I see people mask up in the bright sunshine, as I ride toward them on a bicycle; in a cross wind, vectoring what ever dangerous particles that they think travel with me in a direction that could never enter their nasal passages. What are they thinking? I see the whole world lose what senses they have left over a virus no more deadly than the flu. Yes, I know millions have died WITH the virus. What would the outcomes have been if doctors where allowed to practice medicine? Allowed to administer all the medications that YouTube has banned mentioning. We have allowed government to run rough shod over what’s left of their liberties, and I think to myself, maybe Elizabeth is the smart one.
Regarding that "CNN expert" (brightest kid on the short bus), I don't think she was saying "cloth masks are useless so you shouldn't bother wearing them", she was saying "cloth masks don't work so we need to mandate Level 3 hazmat suits with respirators".