“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

As soon as I woke up this morning, I remembered it was Election Day, but that didn’t bring an ending, a sense of relief. I have election angst, a malady I developed in 2016. I will watch the news channels on and off all day alternating with black and white science fiction movies, a few monsters more will hardly be noticed. Tonight I will watch only the news.

I can remember the first election which mattered to me. It was the Kennedy-Nixon 1960 presidential race. I still remember lying on my parents’ bed watching their black and white TV tuned to Huntley-Brinkley. I remember the results were posted by hand. In 1968, when I voted for the first time, I watched the results in my apartment near college on my black and white TV. I swear it was the same TV from 1960. I also remember my disappointment, the first of many disappointments. I’m hoping 2016 was the last.

Right now it is 47˚, the high for the day. Every now and then the sun peeks out from the cloudy gray sky. The wind is blowing the topmost branches.

Last night Henry went outside more than usual at night, and each time he did, he went right to the deck box. I noticed a trash bag on top of the deck box had been opened. I figured there had been or there still was creature behind the deck box. Henry didn’t get for a while. Later he found nothing and lost interest.

My front yard got cleaned this morning. The tall stalks from the hibiscus are gone. The garden has been raked. The trees have been pruned. The only color in front is in the basket by the steps. Gourds surround a pumpkin. In front of the basket is a bigger pumpkin which now has bite marks. I curse the pawns of Satan.

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17 Comments on ““The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Like you I have Election Day angst which I acquired in November 2016. Hopefully, our national nightmare will soon be over. I don’t think we will know who will be inaugurated on January 20th by tomorrow morning. More people voted early in Texas than who voted in 2016. The population has increased by 2 million since then which may have affected the numbers. I just spoke with one of our Canadian workers and they are concerned about who will occupy the White House in January. I think they want good neighbors.

    Today the weather is spectacular for voting. The sky is clear y again and the high temperature should hit the 70°s.

    Like you I have had many more disappointed Election nights than happy ones. I never felt that our future was in such peril as this election. I can understand how one could have voted for Trump in 2016 and assumed that he would be different in office than he is on the campaign trail. Now, we all know that he’s exactly the same dangerous person. Why anyone with even half a brain would want that kind of leadership, or lack of leadership, is beyond my comprehension. I hope that Biden wins by a large enough margin that this election won’t wind up in the Supreme Court where Trump and his Senate lackies appointed another conservative justice.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Massachusetts has had a record turnout, mostly blue, but that is no surprise. I opted to vote by mail. It was painless, and I got to check for my ballot acceptance in only a couple of days.

      The sun came back, but it is a chilly day. I can’t think they’d be huge lines. The town is divided into villages and each village has its own polling place. Voting goes fast. I can’t remember a line.

      I have never been afraid for any election before this. I hated that he won in 2016, but I was willing to give him a chance. He is psychotic, amoral and so many other adjectives, all bad. I also don’t understand people who think he is the best president ever and tout his many accomplishments, his what?

      • Bob Says:

        Here in Texas this year you can vote at any polling place in your county. In Dallas county they have been conducting voting on the floor of the American Airlines Center downtown both for today and for the past three weeks of early voting. That’s where the Mavericks and the Stars play. One can still vote at your local precinct polling place. I imagine that they have a large number of voting machines at the AAC.

        I hate to say this, but Trump was a backlash for Obama winning twice because he is black. We have the dubious distinction of being one of only three countries in the world where a caste system exists or existed. India and the United States where it’s illegal but practiced extralegal. The other place was Nazi Germany. The Nazi party studied the Jim Crow laws in the south and applied them to the Nuremberg laws against the Jews in the 1930s.

        Most Republicans don’t believe in democracy. They really want a dictatorship that’s benevolent to their desires. They like having a caste system with White Anglo Saxon Protestants at the top. They want a descending order below starting with Catholics, Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, any immigrants not from Northern Europe and finally blacks. For many years the white ruling class in south Texas treated Mexican Americans the same as blacks were treated in the rest of the state because there weren’t any blacks living in the Rio Grande Valley.

      • katry Says:

        They desegregated schools in South Boston in the 1970’s, an Irish stronghold back then. It was violent. That was a reason to be ashamed of Boston. Thank God it is long over.

        I don’t know how voting is set up in Boston. I have always voted in a small town. I’m sure there are plenty of polling places in the cities as I haven’t ever heard any complaints.

        Part of Trump’s win was a dislike for Hilary. Many places that Obama took went for Trump in 2016. This year we hope they come back to the fold.

        My father became a republican. He believed in America and Nixon. I know he was prejudiced against Blacks only, but he relented when I went to Africa.

  2. Christer. Says:

    The Election Day angst is over here too, the rotten tomatoe really needs to be kicked out now! We can watch the results tick in all night here and I would have watched it if I hadn’t had to go to work tomorrow.

    I’m holöding my thumbs and crossing my fingers for good luck!

    Have as a great day that You can!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I hope our rotten tomato goes, but he has a base, and they are scary. Results here could take weeks.

      I’ll also hold my thumbs and cross my fingers.

      Good luck on the election!!

  3. Birgit Says:

    Chocolate, ice cream, alcoholic drinks and a working TV, I’m ready for US election night. Good luck, dear Americans!

    • katry Says:

      It is too early for returns as only the first polls are just getting ready to close. I just ordered from a favorite Italian restaurant. I am having bruschetta and seafood manicotti. This is a treat myself well night. I’m on tenderhooks.

      1x Seafood Manicotti

    • katry Says:

      My dinner just arrived. I ordered from a wonderful Italian restaurant. Dinner is bruschetta and the main course of seafood manicotti. I figured I owed myself a good meal. I hope it is celebratory.

      • Birgit Says:

        Sounds delicious, enjoy your meal!
        Meanwhile it’s past midnight here and I enjoy ice cream and cream liquor. Cheers!
        We get CBS News content (with translation) on our TV this time. (I think we’ve had MSNBC last election.) No ads, local experts in between instead. CBS seems to be okay, I just wonder about the unnatural look of TV women and why are they talking of “housewives”?
        Waiting for Florida… Please get a reasonable president, I cross my fingers (which means I press my thumbs)…

      • katry Says:

        As for housewives, Trump wanted to know why suburban housewives didn’t like him. After all, he had put their husbands back to work. I beg the powers that be to give us a reasonable, honest man.

  4. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s late and I am scared. Just looking at the CA. state propositions ( and I know it is early) seems like republicans crawled out of the woodwork. Not what I expected. I really need rescue remedy. I’m crossing every thing that can be crossed, except my eyes.
    I have one memory as a child walking down the street with a friend whose parents were republican, and we argued who was going to win. It could have been Nixon, I don’t recall.
    Take Care,
    Lori and the gang of scared beings.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      I am also getting scared, and we are getting on to a day since polls closed. I watch a movie then back to MSNBC or CNN. I take as much as I can.

      Nixon had a bit of a fight in 1968 but blew McGovern out in 1972. No arguments on that one.

      I don’t know how much longer I can hold my breath.

      Kat and the animals upstairs.

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