Voting en ELECTION: LOOKING EARLY, DOA (Day of Air) <span>ELECTION: LOOKING EARLY, DOA (Day of Air)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-biopic field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/rocci-175hx125w_0.jpg" width="125" height="175" alt="Rocci Fisch" title="Rocci Fisch" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/11" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Rocci Fisch</span></span> <span>Tue, 11/03/2020 - 17:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2020-11-03</div> <div class="field field--name-field-main-content field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><ol> <li><strong><em>The cables</em></strong> are cooking.  Daytime/Nighttime anchors are sharing the anchor desks. It’s a big day.  Give ‘em each a piece of that precious airtime.  It’s good for their resumes.</li> <li><strong><em>Lower 1/3</em></strong> on <strong>Halle Jackson’s</strong> <strong><em>MSNBC</em> </strong>show, screen said:  <strong>TWO SEPTUAGENARIANS CANDIDATES EVER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT</strong>.  That right?    (Sep=70-79 years old.)  Trump, 74;  Biden, 77. Geez, I’m old enough.  (Keep that under wraps.)</li> <li>That security fence not only runs around the <strong><em>White House</em></strong>, it blocks the <strong><em>Ellipse</em></strong> too, an observer fried of mine told me as he was taking a leisurely drive through the nation’s capital. </li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> <strong><em>Washington, D.C.’s</em></strong>-not only <strong>D.C.-</strong>not very pretty now.  Practically every store, bank, restaurant, pharmacy, etc., is all boarded up in case there’s violence, trouble, looting tonight.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> Hey, let’s not let that happen.  It’ as bad as it was when the <strong>George Floyd</strong> was killed.</li> <li>A friend of mine, normal woman, was driving on <strong><em>495</em></strong>, the <strong><em>Washington Beltway</em></strong>, yesterday and became surrounded by a “<strong><em>squad</em></strong>” of cars with <strong>Trump </strong>signs displayed, driving <strong><em>40 mph</em></strong> on a highway that people usually drive <strong><em>65/70</em></strong> on, holding up traffic and harassing her. No surprise, she was frightened.  Then they left her and went for another poor sucker.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> It’s a jungle out there. </li> <li>I saw a <strong><em>Map Woman</em></strong> (<strong>Sandra Smith</strong>) at <strong><em>FOX’s Wall</em></strong>, going over the states and how each candidate might do. <strong>RARE SIGHT</strong>:  Most of these people are <strong><em>MAP MEN</em></strong>, i.e., <strong>John King</strong>/<strong>Phil Mattingly</strong> (<strong><em>CNN</em></strong>), <strong>Steve Kornacki</strong> (<strong><em>MSNBC/NBC</em></strong>), <strong>Tom Llamas</strong> (<strong><em>ABC</em></strong>), <strong>Bill Hemmer</strong> <strong><em>(FOX</em></strong>). I forgot some of the others.  My apologies. But these folks are all statistics but they really know a lot.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> (<strong><em>Map to the Treasure</em></strong>-<strong>Laura Nyro</strong>, <strong><em>1970</em></strong> on <strong><em>Columbia Records</em></strong>, album cut). She, great.</li> <li><strong><em>CNN </em></strong>has a <strong><em>countdown clock</em></strong>-right now it’s (<strong><em>3</em></strong>)<strong><em>58:09</em></strong> til its campaign coverage starts at <strong>4</strong>.  That early enough for ya?  It’s just another clutter bug on the screen.  <strong>God</strong>, is there a lot there:  Three <strong><em>lower-thirds</em></strong>, <strong><em>CNN</em></strong>, <strong><em>Election Night in America</em></strong>, <strong><em>Coverage Begins 4P ET</em></strong>, <strong><em>CNN: America’s Choice</em></strong>, <strong><em>#CNNELECTION</em></strong> and <strong><em>a headline under it</em></strong>, <strong><em>Live CNN</em></strong>, <strong><em>#CNNELECTION</em></strong> (again).  Then upper rights, example<strong><em>:  CNN at the Polls</em></strong>, <strong><em>Tallahassee, FL</em></strong>, <strong><em>3:07 PM ET</em></strong>.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> Where’s the anchor person?  Where’s the correspondent they’re talking to? I can’t see for the clutter.</li> <li>This morning people in <strong><em>Maine </em></strong>were standing outside in the snow and cold, waiting for the polls to open up. Mean out there.</li> <li><strong>MIGHTY FIGURE</strong>:  More than <strong><em>100 million votes</em></strong> were cast prior to today.  Guess there’s a lot of interest.</li> <li><strong><em>FOX </em></strong>reported that <strong>Trump </strong>had <strong>3,000 staffers</strong> around the battlefield states.  Lotta spies.</li> <li><strong>HEARD ON RADIO</strong>: People who have the coronavirus are/will be able to vote at the polls as long as they mask up, keep distance, hand sanitize, etc. </li> <li>Former presidential candidate and sometime contributor to <strong><em>CNN</em></strong> <strong>Andrew Yang</strong> said today that <strong><em>same-day registration</em></strong> exists in <strong><em>20 states</em></strong> so “get out there and vote,” he announced. </li> <li>. . . <strong>Yang, </strong>good.</li> <li><strong>ANOTHER ASSEMBLAGE</strong>: The <strong><em>White House</em></strong> will have a gathering-<strong><em>Victory Party?</em></strong>) of about <strong><em>250 people</em></strong> (was <strong><em>400</em></strong> on the first floor.  <strong><em>CNN’s </em>Joe Johns</strong> reported that rapid <strong><em>covid testing</em></strong> will  be conducted off-sight and attendees will be given bracelets, I guess, to prove that they’re safe and legit.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> <strong><em>2 Legit 2 Quit</em></strong>-<strong>MC Hammer</strong> (or just <strong>Hammer</strong>), <strong><em>1991</em></strong>, on <strong><em>Capitol</em></strong>.</li> <li><strong>Biden</strong> went to church (mass, <strong><em>CNN’s</em></strong> <strong>Jeff Zeleny</strong> called it) and then went to visit the graves of his family.  Tonight, he’ll be home in <strong><em>Wilmington, Delaware</em></strong> and then stop by his election center, watching and waiting.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> <strong>Trump</strong> will be “<strong><em>home</em></strong>” at the <strong><em>White House</em></strong> and also at his hotel, shuttling back and forth.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> I guess you can’t keep a good man down.</li> <li><strong>ELECTION ANXIETY</strong>.  That’s what many people have.  Think there’s a lot of drinking or shrink-calling going on?</li> <li><strong>Don Lemon</strong> of <strong><em>CNN</em></strong> said it’s pretty hard to get an incumbent out of office.  Many would not like that statement.</li> <li><strong><em>FOX lower-third</em></strong>:  <strong>Conservative Groups Reportedly Preparing For Legal Fight Over Validity of Some Ballots</strong>.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> More <strong><em>boarding</em></strong>?  Get out that lumber and grab some nails.</li> <li><strong>FYI:</strong>  According to <strong><em>Politico</em></strong> there are <strong><em>8 critical battlegrounds</em></strong> (states):  <strong><em>Arizona</em></strong>,  <strong><em>Florida</em></strong>, <strong><em>Georgia</em></strong>, <strong><em>Michigan</em></strong>, <strong><em>Minnesota</em></strong>, <strong><em>North Carolina</em></strong>, <strong><em>Pennsylvania </em></strong>and <strong><em>Wisconsin</em></strong>. Some say <strong><em>11</em></strong>, others say less.</li> <li><strong>Trump</strong> warned against <strong><em>election night unrest</em></strong>, reported <strong><em>FOX’s</em></strong> <strong>Bret Baier</strong>.  People shouldn’t be afraid on election day. “Don’t be stupid, <strong>the president</strong> said, “We’re gonna be (police, troops, <strong><em>National Guard</em></strong>?) out in full force.”</li> <li><strong><em>CBS’s</em></strong> title for their coverage: <strong><em>America Decides 2020: Election Night</em></strong>. Now that’s imaginative.</li> <li><strong>Trump </strong>visited the <strong><em>RNC</em></strong> in <strong><em>Virginia</em></strong> earlier today and talked to the troops and how his campaign is doing and how the states line up. </li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> His supporters were behind him in the room.  He wasn’t masked and neither was press secretary and now adviser to the president <strong>Kayleigh McEnany</strong> who was in the background.</li> <li><strong>. ..</strong> Everyone was dressed professionally in their work clothes.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> Except for a young unmasked woman who was nodding all the time and had a <strong><em>red dress</em></strong> on, sorta <strong><em>low-cut</em></strong> and with both <strong><em>shoulders bare</em></strong>.  (It’s <strong><em>61 degrees</em></strong> here today.)  </li> <li><strong>. . .</strong> Standing next to the mysterious lady was <strong>Mark Meadows</strong>, <strong><em>White House chief of staff</em></strong>, also <strong><em>maskless</em></strong>, holding papers in his hand.</li> <li><strong>. . .</strong>  Who was she?</li> <li><strong>UH . . .</strong> <strong><em>That Lady</em></strong> (Previously released as <strong><em>Who’s That Lady</em></strong>)-<strong>The Isley Brothers</strong> on <strong><em>T-Neck</em></strong> (<strong><em>New Jersey)</em></strong> <strong><em>Records</em></strong>, <strong><em>1973</em></strong>.</li> <li>Keep Hope Alive!           </li> </ol></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/996" hreflang="en">Election</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1005" hreflang="en">Halle Jackson’</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1006" hreflang="en">CNN</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1003" hreflang="en">FOX</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1001" hreflang="en">Covid</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/413" hreflang="en">Trump</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/998" hreflang="en">Biden</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Don Lemon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1007" hreflang="en">Voting</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1008" hreflang="en">CBS</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1009" hreflang="en">Kayleigh McEnany</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-random-logo field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Random Logo</div> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/randomthoughts/election-looking-early-doa-day-air" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/ROCCI-Random-nuheader.gif" width="540" height="99" alt="Random Logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comments</h2> <div class="comment comment--type-comment comment--view-mode-default ds-1col clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Hi Rocci and Dan, Ciao, Nice website. FOXNews is mostly propaganda, so best to feature CNN and MSNBC, but best of all is non-profit <a href=""></a> or <a href="http://www.Politico">www.Politico</a> online. Daniela Gioseffi is the first woman with an Italian name to be widely published in the mainstream of American poetry, though she started her career as a T.V. journalist in Selma, AL. promoting Freedom Riders. Please send this to Dan. Daniela&#039;s been a Progressive activist for human rights, civil rights, climate justice, etc. all of her life. You can write her at danaielag333 (at) and view some of her 18 books at <a href=""></a> and <a href=""></a> She edited the online anthology <a href=""></a> of great poets. I hope you feel it&#039;s good to meet and greet. I like that Venetian name of yours, Dan Murano! Perhaps, you&#039;d like to feature her as a poet, but in any case, nice to know you. The Grace Cavalieri book is great and your cover photo beautiful. Daniela and Grace have been poet friends for years. Grace&#039;s podcast with at LIBRARY OF CONGRESS <a href="">…</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-comment-changed-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Sun, 08/29/2021 - 10:08</div> </div> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=206&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="gj_MJlDiaHUOAqN-wlgZj2IAR6pu9Ra3aZO9nUKszuE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 22:30:43 +0000 Rocci Fisch 206 at