Friday Five (voting is patriotic edition)

And here we are at the third Friday of October.

This has been a weird week. Work hasn’t been more stressful than usual, but I’ve had more than a few symptoms and indications that I may have something more serious the autumn hay fever going on. I’ve gotten some writing done this week, and started reading the next book in my virtual pile, but haven’t gotten as far as I had hoped on either.

So, let’s jump to this week’s Friday Five. This week I bring you: the top five stories of the week, five stories of interest to queers and our allies, five stories about the moronic thug occupying the Oval Office, and five videos (plus some things I wrote).

Stories of the Week:

Patriotic Voter Preps for Long Poll Lines with Chair and Snacks – 2020 ELECTION I’M READY TO VOTE NO MATTER WHAT … ‘Ain’t S*** Gon’ Stop Me!!!’.

Restaurant bans entry to people with symptoms of “COVID-19, racism, homophobia & transphobia” – “This is something we stand for and we figured our customers would agree with it, and as the sign says if not we are not particularly keen to have them in here.”.

We Watched A Star Get ‘Spaghettified’ By A Monster Black Hole, Say Scientists.

Why Are Nearly All of the Penises Appearing in TV and Film Prosthetic?

This Utah Man Recorded A Terrifying Encounter With An Angry Mama Cougar – Kyle Burgess was followed by the cougar for more than six very scary minutes.

This Week in News for Queers and Allies:

Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Say if SCOTUS Marriage Equality Case Was Correctly Decided.

574 LGBTQ Candidates on General Election Ballots This Year, Up 33 Percent: Victory Fund Report.

This small town’s battle over gay Pride flags is helping fuel a national debate – Heber City, Utah, is one of a growing number of municipalities across the U.S. that has seen controversy ignited by the public display of LGBTQ pride flags.

Lifelong Republican, 94, pledges to vote Biden to protect the LGBT+ community after gay grandson’s emotional appeal.

Nico Tortorella Wants You to Know Your Queer History.

This Week in the Moronavirus Occupying the White House:

GOP Sen. Sasse In Audio: Trump Sold Out Allies, Flirted With White Supremacists, And Cozied Up To Dictators.

NBC Staffers Seethe as Trump Gleefully Uses the Network Against Biden.

How can 42 percent of Americans still support the worst president in our history?

Twitter Zaps Bot Army Of Fake Black Trump Supporters.

The Time Nixon’s Cronies Tried to Overturn a Presidential Election.

Things I wrote:

Come out of hiding and stand proudly in the light!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Tuesday Tidbits 10/13/2020: Endangering health and democracy.

Spoons, coping mechanisms, and coffee.

If I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you — more of why I love spooky sf/f.


The What/Why/How of the Columbus Day Debate | The Daily Social Distancing Show:

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A Message from Your Friendly Local Mail Carrier:

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Pelosi Rages At CNN’s Wolf Blitzer After He Suggests Accepting GOP’s $1.8 Trillion Stimulus Package:

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[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Happy Now – Pentatonix:

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“Don’t Cancel Halloween” (2020) – Elvira Music Video:

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