ABOVE: Just saying. Follow here.
VULTURE: Moderna's proposed COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in preliminary trials — which Dr. Fauci calls “really quite impressive” — and it turns out Dolly Parton funded a million dollars worth of it.
CNN: Georgia's Republican SOS Brad Raffensperger is standing firm by his story that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) called him up and implied he should find ways to throw out ballots that favored Joe Biden. You remember, Graham's good buddy Joe Biden, about whom he once choked up while describing his love for the guy:
Nixon also thought Biden had the X factor.
But back to the point: Graham's alleged intervention is a serious crime that could actually lead to him being investigated; his career could be in jeopardy.
TPM: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is among Republicans grudgingly admitting Biden won. And yet, Trump's stooge Emily Murphy at the General Services Administration still refuses to certify Biden as the winner, thus freeing up transition funding.
DAILY KOS: Interesting observations as to why Trump overperformed the polls in 2016 and 2020, and why polling isn't fundamentally broken (hello, polls were sound in 2017, 2018 and 2019 ... when there was no Trump on the ticket).
TWITTER: South Dakota ER nurse describes multiple patients who — as they lay dying of COVID-19 — express that they don't believe in COVID-19 with their last breaths. Many of them refuse to FaceTime with friends or family before they die because they're so brainwashed into believing COVID-19 is fake:
South Dakota ER nurse Jodi Doering says her coronavirus patients often “don’t want to believe that Covid is real."— CNN (@CNN) November 16, 2020
“Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening. It’s not real.’ And when they should be... FaceTiming their families, they’re filled with anger and hatred.” pic.twitter.com/OrJnzdr0iw
South Dakota is exploding with COVID-19, and rural areas are seeing cases with more serious consequences.
TOWLEROAD: Breaking: Isaiah Washington, canned from Grey's Anatomy 13 years ago for calling T.R. Knight a faggot twice, is still a homophobic asshole, and still mad. (And a huge Trumper.)
KENNETH IN THE (212): Happy 15th (belatedly) to Kenneth in the (212), which is celebrating by listing its 10 most-read posts. A couple are surprising — topical posts that are unremarkable today — and a couple are totally unsurprising. You'll probably especially enjoy his documenting of the death of Chelsea and the hottest tennis players evah.
BOSGUY: I love this guy in the teensy Speedo.
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): I think this is the hottest Pete Buttigieg's ever looked.
FACEBOOK: Jack Plotnick's Disney short is long on humor:
YOUTUBE: Randy Rainbow is Kayleigh McEnany: