Dear America

I can only comment from an outside view but please, America, do what’s right today and vote for Biden/Harris!

Don Jr. tweeted this earlier (just sharing an image, don’t want to link to his delusional account)…

In what universe would the Trump family even think they had this much support around the world? I know it’s not a universe I live in because I know the Europeans would NOT vote for Trump (click on image below for source)…

In addition to those results in Europe, a Dutch newspaper recently reported that in my country, two thirds would vote for Joe Biden. In fact, in another European analysis only Russia would actually vote for Trump! That’s telling, no? So yeah, Donald Trump is not popular in Europe at all and even around the rest of the world he is generally viewed very negatively. The current president has very clearly diminished the US’s standing in the world, so it’s more than time for a change!

Along with the whole world, I am waiting with bated breath, watching this election, hoping fervently that a new president will be chosen. I don’t think I have ever in my life been as nervous for a US election outcome as I am now. My daughter even asked Mr Esther this afternoon if the US election results would soon be in. Alas, he had to tell her that we have some more time to kill before we find out. Thankfully, Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn can help calm me down a little…

I hope that when I wake up tomorrow, an early landslide victory for Joe Biden will be reported and that at least some of my confidence in America can be restored.

Adorable

I like Mandy Patinkin from way back in the 1980s when he did Yentl.

I haven’t really seen that much of him in other things…

…. and I don’t know that much about him at all but I like him, I like the vibe I get from him.

I can’t recall why now, but a couple of months ago I started following him on Twitter where he shares little films of himself and his wife Kathryn while they deal with quarantine life. I think it’s his son that films most of these videos and I just like watching them. It makes me chuckle seeing an older married couple quibble and laugh like that.

Mandy and Kathryn are very vocal about voting Democrat and they shared these two adorable and fun videos on volunteering to call like-minded people to tell them to go vote. Apparently doing that is called phone banking (that’s a new term for me, I’d heard of the practice before but not the term). Anyway, especially the second video cracks me up (and so sweet at the very very end)…

So, yeah, seeing these is contributing to making this more of a feelgood Friday. And I hope with the Patinkins that the hard work pays off.