Thanksgiving 2020

In October, I made the campaign to elect Joe Biden the focus of my attention: we accomplished that goal, so, now it’s time to check-in with my friends on WordPress to give thanks.

First, I want to acknowledge the more than 260,000 Americans who are not alive this Thanksgiving because of the outgoing president’s criminally corrupt enablers.

Each death represents a family in mourning.

I pray the Republican Party can find its way back to the land of fact-based governance and the Rule of Law.

The untold story of the 2020 election is of the coalition of liberals, centrists, and conservatives who united to preserve our democracy.

Thank you to the more than 80 Million Americans who voted for Joe Biden; we turned out in numbers #TooBigToRig.


Thank you to the Lincoln Project; we couldn’t have won without you:

Thank you to people who understand that the United States is not a perfect democracy and who never stop striving to perfect it.

Thank you to my family of life long friends; your patience and love make me a better man.

Thank you to my partner for decades of friendship and love; you are a gift from God.

Thank you to my doctors and therapists: I am so much healthier because of you.

Thank you to the many friends I have made with this blog; your honesty, talent, and skill inspire me.

Thank you to the people who wrote to ask me how I’m doing.

Thank you to President Biden and Madam Vice-President Kamala Harris for proving that we can continue to make progress in the darkest of times.

Thank you to the millions of Americans who spent the Trump years resisting white supremacy, homophobia, child abuse, and outright lies.

“Democracy is not a state; it is an act.” 

John Lewis

And thank you to the folks at #DemCast; let’s win those senate seats in Georgia!

Have a safe and loving Thanksgiving.

Rob Goldstein

President Barack Obama speaks at a Drive-In Rally in Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020

“Our democracy is not gonna work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up,” Obama said. “This notion of truthfulness and democracy and citizenship and being responsible — these aren’t Republican or Democratic principles. They’re American principles. … We need to reclaim them.”

“We’ve got to turn out like never before,” Obama said. “We cannot leave any doubt in this election. We can’t be complacent. I don’t care about the polls.”


#Politics: Trump’s Dystopia

Over 200,00 Americans have paid with their lives for the sins
of trump’s corrupt enablers.

I will never understand why the people who betray us
expect us to love them for it.

This post is now available at DemCastUSA.

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
CVS pharmacy boarded up on Haight and Fillmore, June 26, 2020

A tent on 17th Street, Sept 2020-
A tent on 17th Street, September 2020-

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
Fillmore Street, October 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
A row of tents on 16th Street, September 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
The San Francisco Civic Center and City Hall, September 23rd, 2020

A photograph of stickers on Valencia Street
Stickers on Valencia Street October 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
A drawing of George Floyd on a shuttered business on 7th Street

16th Street July 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
Tents at 16th and Dolores Streets, August 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
Dolores Street, October 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
A drawing of Icarus on the plywood on the windows of a closed business in Hayes Valley August 4, 2020

A drawing on plywood on Market Street
A drawing on plywood on Market Street

Tents on Dolores Street, Sept 2020
Tents on Dolores Street, Sept 2020

Tents on Dolores Street, August 23 2020
Tents on Dolores Street, August 23, 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
History lessons on a garage on 18th Street August 4, 2020

A photograph of a sign that reads frab them by the ballot box
A photograph of a sign on Fillmore Street October 6, 2020

Clarion Alley August 23 2020
Clarion Alley August 23, 2020

Photographs of San Francisco during the #Covid-19 Pandemic
‘Have Hope’ – The Bus Shelter on Fillmore at Haight

All photographs were taken between August and October in San Francisco.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2020

#Politics: The 10 (or more) Top Reasons I Stand with Joe Biden

Trump and his Flying Monkeys are branding average Americans as radical
left-wing extremists. Therefore, I must state what I stand for:

I stand for the principle that all people are equal before the law.

I stand for our right as Americans to have a President who treats us with dignity and respect.

I stand for our centuries-long commitment to building a more perfect Union.

I stand for our military and its right to a Commander in Chief who is worthy of respect.

I stand for healthy children who have plenty to eat and safe schools.

I stand for investing in our future with a fully funded system of public education.

I stand for science over superstition, fact over opinion, and reason over violence.

I stand for a government based on compassion, one that works for all of us.

I stand for American Democracy, our NATO Allies, the Paris Accords and
the Rule of Law.

Therefore I stand with Joe Biden, not because I am a Democrat or a Progressive; I stand with Joe Biden because, as a citizen of a great democracy, I want a President who knows I am somebody,  that my life matters, that my voice counts.

Make Racism Wrong Again
Make Racism Wrong Again

If you #StandWithJoeBiden and have the time to help get out the vote, please consider doing so.  To learn more about how you can help get the vote out in your state and others, please visit DemCastUSA.

Or click here: Six Weeks to Go–Actions You Can Take to Win the Election

Rob Goldstein September 25, 2020