8 thoughts on “My number’s up!

  1. Footnote says:
  2. Meanwhile: says:

    “The Trump administration abruptly dumped the leaders of three agencies that oversee the nuclear weapons stockpile, electricity and natural gas regulation, and overseas aid during the past two days, drawing a rebuke from a prominent Republican senator for one of the decisions.
    The White House declined comment on the firings, and declined to say whether there would be more in the wake of the election.”
    (11/6/20) https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-2020-election-results/2020/11/06/932376507/trump-dumps-3-agency-leaders-in-wake-of-election

    • p/s says:

      Former FERC Chair Chatterjee on demotion by Trump: ‘I don’t give a f@&!’ https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/524932-former-ferc-chair-chatterjee-on-demotion-by-trump-i-dont-give-a-f
      Ousted Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Neil Chatterjee spoke emotionally about his demotion by President Trump in an early Saturday Facebook post, alluding that he was proud to have taken recent stances that may have irked the White House.
      Chatterjee was replaced by newest FERC Commissioner James Danly, who has proven to be a more conservative vote in his time on the commission since March.
      Chatterjee had recently signaled support for carbon pricing in electricity markets, a move that would be damaging for coal. Chatterjee also told E&E News that a refusal to implement Trump’s September order to suspend diversity trainings was a factor in the tumult.
      Chatterjee, who is Indian American, has been vocal in speaking out against police brutality, condemning events in Georgia and Minnesota calling them “as devastating as they are unjust.”
      Some Democrats have come out to condemn Chatterjee’s demotion, particularly as the typically-five member panel has dwindled to three members and the Senate slow-walks the confirmation process for Democratic appointees.
      “How McConnell’s coal guy is helping Trump remake federal energy policy : Critics say FERC, the independent overseer of power markets and pipelines, is at risk of becoming a tool of the administration.” (08/05/2019) https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/05/neil-chatterjee-mcconnell-coal-federal-energy-policy-1634304

  3. Ozymandias says:

    “Trump aides hold press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia” (CBS News November 7, 2020 @ 12:35 PM) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-election-press-conference-four-seasons-total-landscaping-philadelphia-pennsylvania-watch-live-stream-today-2020-11-07/
    According to the Associated Press, Trump left for his golf course in Virginia earlier this morning and hasn’t yet come back. https://www.kusi.com/trump-at-virginia-golf-club-as-vote-counts-continue/
    Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia (11/7/20 photo by Peter Morrison/ Associated Press) click to enlarge

  4. HAR says:

    President Donald Trump’s campaign team set up a hotline for people to report voter fraud. Instead of providing the president with legal ammunition to challenge Joe Biden’s victory, the hotline has been “bombarded” with people making fun of the incumbent, ABC News reports.
    According to ABC News, the hotline “has turned into a nightmare”: Campaign staffers are on the receiving end of elated prank callers “laughing or mocking them … before hanging up.” It’s even become a TikTok trend, with users posting video of their calls to the fraud hotline promoted by Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Trump-voter-fraud-hotline-prank-calls-15710945.php

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