The sun came out this afternoon so I went for a brisk walk in the park and sat in the sun for a good long time. Came home smiling and feeling just great. Then I read that cloture passed, 25 to 75 (which must be wrong because one senator abstained, but that's what everyone is posting). So debate on a right wing misogynist nut who thinks that we need an imperial presidency has been cut off and the vote will be tomorrow. Only one of my senators voted to continue the debate and you can believe the other is going to get blistering mail. As soon as I no longer feel like killing myself. Or better yet, most of the senate.
I'm pretty much convinced that this spells the end of democracy in the US in my lifetime. They're already not counting the votes and now there's a real majority on the Supreme Court to let them continue and appoint whomever they want as president, senator, dogcatcher. Don't think it can't happen where you live. I live in a blue state and our duly elected Democratic governor barely managed to take office. I cannot see how the Democrats ever again expect to win a national election. I can tell you that Maria Cantwell has now and forever forfeited my vote and support as the Washington senator who voted against continuing debate.