Trump wins 2020 election.

At or around midnight tonight, Trump will declare victory. Fox news will immediately follow with the same assertion. Many states, most notably Pennsylvania and Michigan will rightly contest a quick claim to victory as their mail-in ballots will still be uncounted. The Senate will help Trump kick it to the Supreme Court in a rush. SCOTUS declares Trump the victor and we have 4 more years of Donald Trump crowing in our ears.

A handful of people will decide this for us. None of the machinations of Democracy will have been for anything. Did you know the new SCOTUS Justice Barrett worked as G.W. Bush’s lawyer during the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, and guided the case to the Supreme Court when it decided to settle an election dispute in Florida that handed the presidency to Bush? It’s true. A 5 – 4 vote that bought eight years of tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of financial and environmental protection and finally an endless war in the Middle East and the ruination of the U.S. economy and banking industry.

Now we see the same thing playing out again. Minority rule by a superstitious, willfully ignorant cabal of conservatives who’s only guiding principle is keeping power, and can only govern on a platform of guns, nationalism and cultural grievance while in the backrooms of power, oligarchs carve up the last of the world’s resources for sale to the highest bidder. Look for privatization of water rights soon! Civil War! Runaway Global Warming! Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Google will become cyber city states with more money than most nations. It’s gonna be horrible. And we asked for it.

Prairie Restoration

You know what’s dumb? Mowing lawns, that’s what. In Illinois, our state nickname is “The Prairie State” for frick’s sake. And yet we are obligated BY LAW in most instances to buy, fuel and maintain a gas guzzling, air and noise polluting contraption to cut every blade of grass to the quick on a weekly basis.

The only winner in that scenario is oil companies, lawn-mower manufacturers and dandelions.

You think state and local governments are over-reaching when they mandate you to wear a $2 mask to keep everyone safe? Why the heck aren’t you protesting being forced to spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours over your lifetime for an utterly futile and unnecessary task?

Why does every patch of greenery need to look like an Olde English Manor? We fought a war to end the influence of those British pricks.

Wanna do something about global warming by literally doing nothing? Stop mowing your lawn. Let the Prairie Restoration Revolution begin!

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