The USA is Burning

As the blogmaster is typing he is witnessing a scene in the US Capitol akin to what is associated in countries often described as banana republics. It is impossible to find the words to accurately describe events which have caused the ceremonial event of the Electoral College to be suspended as members scatter to preserve life and limb.

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  • When I moved from one house to another

    there were many things I had no room for.

    What does one do? I rented a storage

    space. And filled it. Years passed.

    Occasionally I went there and looked in,

    but nothing happened, not a single

    twinge of the heart.

    As I grew older the things I cared

    about grew fewer, but were more

    important. So one day I undid the lock

    and called the trash man. He took

    everything.

    I felt like the little donkey when

    his burden is finally lifted. Things!

    Burn them, burn them! Make a beautiful

    fire! More room in your heart for love,

    for the trees! For the birds who own

    nothing– the reason they can fly.

    STORAGE by MARY OLIVER

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  • I came to the shores of America disguised as a pillar
    The alpha and omega and the home of the beggars, the black sellers
    Who been beaten, raped, lynched, robbed and stoned
    And caused to roam the earth in service cause they couldn’t maintain at
    Home
    This dates back to 1555
    When they captured the first tribe of men
    And piled them in a pen
    Fifty feet high
    They took em all on a 9000 mile ride
    And landed on the shore of a place they never seen before
    But read about this inside the ancient books of war
    Bonded in stainless steel, stripped of their language
    Still survived the anguish of slavery but still remained nameless
    Separated to portions and tricked by John Haughty Hawkins
    And sold on the auction, taught birth control and abortion
    Rulers of the first part became slaves of the worst part
    The devils cursed God and reversed God
    And turned God into dog and made people search hard
    No relief came to the prophet of W.D. Feraud
    To a trauma, dropped our mommas off in Bahamas and Barbados
    Tobagos, separated us from slave boats
    Made our own brothers hate us
    From Virgin Isle to Jamaica
    Trinidad, Honduras, Haiti, Grenada
    Bermuda to Cayman, mental enslavement.

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  • Pompous Hal Austin and Crazy Well Well, Well Well and Consequences, Well Well Hogging the Blog, WARU or WURA-WAR-ON-YOU (long on the blog unlike Donna),

    I understood quite clearly that Lawson was not being literal. I, however was playing on the words. Like a double entendre. It was an easy lay up and hard to resist.

    BOTH of you think way too much of yourself. And way too little of everybody else.

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,

    The only time I have referred to WURA or Hal Austin and their marital status is in the context of wondering how two people so “black powerish” ended up married to caucasians. And to wonder about the contradiction of Hal Austin’s life story with respect to his views on multi-culturalism. As I have often stated, I am interested in human minds and how they work, not their private parts and how they do not work.

    I don’t care to imagine what’s happening in their bedrooms.

    No, no, no! Indeed I do NOT!

    YUCK!

    Besides, I did not know that marriage was all about sex, so that referring to marriage is the equivalent of referring to what goes on in people’s bedrooms. Does all of marriage take place in the bedroom?????

    Steupse!

    Cuhdear Bajan,

    Yes indeed, I am loooooong divorced. And since we are supposed to be speaking about Trump let me at least use his language-

    It was the most TREMENDOUS divorce anybody ever saw! NOBODY ever had a divorce so great in the history of marriage and divorces! Totally a MLGA
    (Make life great again) divorce like nobody ever executed! It was a perfect divorce.

    He wanted to be the boss. I was having none of it!

    And now Wonder Woman may have the last word. Today I contemplate the vicissitudes of life and the death of yet another person who meant something to me and my son.

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  • Sitting Bull never married, just had concubines.

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  • “I understood quite clearly that Lawson was not being literal.”

    Lana Lawson was referring to voting Democrat was akin to sucking Slave Massas cock which presumably is lilly white or pink

    “The only time I have referred to WURA or Hal Austin and their marital status is in the context of wondering how two people so “black powerish” ended up married to caucasians”

    Maybe they are more “white powerish” as they run down the “blacks in power” in barabados like it is going out of style (like white afros)

    But I don’t want to start no war so I ain’t saying shit

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  • JohnJanuary 15, 2021 12:13 PM Sitting Bull never married, just had concubines.

    What relevance is that?

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  • Back to more germane matters.

    Looks like it is possible Beijing Bob will be impeached the day after he is sworn in.

    They will need to prove HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS … BRIBERY, CORRUPTION.

    They have the episode in the Ukraine where he admits to bribing the leaders of Ukraine with the aid due from Obama!!

    Also, there is the LAPTOP FROM HELL.

    Plenty hard to refute evidence.

    If they get him convicted in the Senate he will be removed from office.

    Evidence pretty conclusive.

    Enter Kamala Harris.

    She is on record for inciting insurrections all over the US.

    She raised funds to bail out the perpetrators.

    She gave them support.

    So, since Trump got impeached with no evidence, they should be able to impeach, convict and remove her as well.

    Then what?????

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  • The only time I have referred to WURA or Hal Austin and their marital status is in the context of wondering how two people so “black powerish” ended up married to caucasians.,,,,,,,,(Quote)

    ????????????????

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  • I never knew what real happiness was till I got married…..then it was too late

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  • It will be difficult for Kamala Harris to pick a vice president since all of the Democrats are guilty of inciting violence and causing insurrection.

    Interesting conundrum!!

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  • It’s not about me me
    it’s about memes

    best donald trump memes
    https://me.me/t/donald-trump

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  • CrusoeJanuary 15, 2021 12:19 PM

    JohnJanuary 15, 2021 12:13 PM Sitting Bull never married, just had concubines.

    What relevance is that?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Just trying to bring the conversation back to more germane matters.

    I could have also said a goat will eat a ball of hair.

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  • “I never knew what real happiness was till I got married…..then it was too late.”

    Hahahahahahahaha

    First good joke for 2021.

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  • Somebody been messing

    I know who you been socking it to

    It’s your thing
    It’s our thing
    It’s my thing

    #HALFCASTLIVESMATTER

    It’s My Thing You Can’t Tell Me Who To Sock It To (Pt I & II)
    I can do what I wanna do
    You can’t tell me
    Who to sock it to
    It’s my thing
    I can do what I wanna do
    You can’t tell me
    Who to sock it to

    You don’t want me to love you
    It ain’t no big deal
    You don’t wanna leave me man
    It ain’t no big deal
    I don’t need love
    As for as you
    Make me no difference
    Who you sock it to

    It’s my thing
    I can do what I wanna do
    You can’t tell me
    Who to sock it to
    It’s my thing

    I’m got hurt
    For your love
    Oh it’s pathetic baby
    I gotta be on alert
    I’ll do anything
    Anything I choose
    I just can’t be at the window
    Stopped for you

    It’s your thing, my thing
    That I want to do
    You can’t tell me
    Who to sock it to
    It’s my thing
    I can do what I wanna do
    You can’t tell me, no
    Who to sock it to

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  • (Quote): First good joke for 2021. (Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Our Scotsman Lawson, formerly dirty Harry Kalihan, is BU’s Commander-in-Chief in Comedy.

    No one can ‘out-gag’ him with his risqué ‘coloured’ jokes; not even our Crown Prince of political folly, Tron the inimitable court jester.

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  • That madness was boiling in the US for decades, you could feel the tension just under the surface, these beasts just wanted to be let off their leash…now they’re off…hope they like it.

    https://www.theroot.com/some-capitol-insurgents-were-on-a-terrorist-watch-list-1846066011

    “The saga of the attack on the Capitol is far from finished—as is the long-present white supremacist beast that Trump let fully loose in this country.

    According to a report from the Washington Post, dozens of the violent racist insurgents who broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6 were already known by the FBI because they were on the bureau’s terrorist watch list.

    Officially called the Terrorist Screening Database, the tool is supposed to be used by government agents and police to identify people who could pose danger to the public, and it seems the FBI used it to actually warn some racist extremists ahead of the Capitol attack to not go to D.C., according to what sources told the Post. Must be nice! While some complied, dozens of other white terrorists went to the nation’s capital anyway to cause violence.”

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  • “Pompous Hal Austin and Crazy Well Well, Well Well and Consequences, Well Well Hogging the Blog, WARU or WURA-WAR-ON-YOU (long on the blog unlike Donna).”

    look how far you had to go to come up with that and it’s still a fail..

    if the white people who raised you weren’t so damn crazy, ya may have ended up being another Obama.

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  • Ah wonder how you got here, if ya parents didn’t have sex.

    as far as i know, that’s what married people do during the course of doing other things.

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  • That actually explains why your’re a divorcee.

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  • ????????

    ????????

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  • Donna is trying to imagine two people she has never met in her life having sex with two people she has no clue if they really exist.

    i remember there used to be some professionals on BU but that was about 7 or 8 years ago i they disappeared, Donna and quite a few other need help; can’t remember if any were psychologists, but i know some psychiatrists as well from long time ago, or know professionals who know them, something needs to be done..even if payments have to be cut in half.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Yesterday I saw a headline re Trump leaving the traditional ‘letter to the president’ and I thought that was HILARIOUS…

    The article cued on Obama’s letter and pondered WWDD (what would Don Do)…

    Now there is LOTS of serious stuff to deal with but in the @Lawson tone can you imagine how ‘happy’ we were before this tenure … and before words possibly like this… 🙈🙃

    compliments Barack Obama and the Washington Free Beacon site ‐—————
    ————

    It is my great honer [honor] to offer you “Congratulations” on becoming President in the phony rigged election that I won. I wish you and your family nothing but the best during this disgraceful period in our Nation’s history.

    This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I powerfully don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful…as I did it MY way. But, a few reflections from the past 8 years nonetheless … as YOU did steal four years from me!

    First, your wife, by the way, is not a real “doctor.” Many people say that. She seems like a wonderful woman (nice legs) who has said some very nasty things about me. Also Hunter is nasty too. He and his laptop from hell.

    But Joe, perhaps we have more in common than you think because just as your eldest son, Beau, was unfairly taken from you under tragic circumstances, the thing most dear to me, the election, was also ripped from me by an even worst cancerous deep state “fraud”.

    Second, now regarding this hoax China virus, because you are a Democrat it will “magically disappear.” No lot of work needed … and of course you are inheriting the most powerful economy on Earth with the stock market at record highs and trade and business (before the hoax) soaring. So yes, you’r welcome!

    Third, you will face many difficult decisions in the months and years ahead. I had to sort out Iran after you left that terrible nuclear agreement for me, so watch out for them!

    And now that Mike Flynn Is pardoned I expect he will give you some more painful advice –free – over next four years. That MBS is really a good fella and I admire how he treats his press enemies … I tried.

    And finally try not to be so politically correct and ‘sleepy’ as I will need you to be bold and brave. You see, I intended to pardon myself (Donald J. Trump) and family for any possible crimes: past, present, and future but Cippolone and Justice told me that is unlikely to get approved by the SCOTUS (after all I did for Kavanaug and the others, can you believe that crap) … so Joe I will be relying on your powerful pardon.

    Stay strong.

    Regards
    Donald J. Trump

    ‐–‐——–

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  • Washington Go Go
    Lady Gaga
    Jennifer Lopez
    Shake Your Thang

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  • BTW Posting on BU the longest is no medal of honour
    BU is like American Football with the players banging their heads together
    which causes long term permanent brain damage and madness
    Seek medical advice

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  • Waru your recent posts seem like a mix of some weird family incestual relationships , baloney …Donna tells me, she can count the times her family have mixed over the years on one hand,,,,,,,,,,its 12

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  • Meanwhile…. word is that Trump is leaving the White House just before Joe Biden’s inauguration so that he can leave as President.

    No word on when the long awaited Kraken will be released.

    That Greene woman is the Q-Anon woman. She can introduce whatever articles she wants.

    Steupse!

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  • Lol….am soon going on vacation let the inmates run the institution…the madness keeps spreading, gotta escape before i get infected…do you remember we watched shows like this reality over the decades and never believed them, thought they were just entertainment, we made fun at the people who tried to tell us….now look.

    https://thegrio.com/2021/01/15/trump-chansley-capitol-pardon/

    “Photos of Angeli in his horned helmet and facepaint inside the U.S. Capitol Building during last week’s deadly insurrection have been splashed all over websites, newspapers and television.

    Also supposedly known as “QAnon Shaman,” Chansley was arrested Saturday and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, demonstrating in a Capitol building, civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding.

    Read More: Leaders work to reverse the damage and tension caused by Trump insurrection

    He is still in federal custody.

    Now his attorney, Albert Watkins, is urging President Donald Trump to pardon Chansley for his role in the Capitol insurrection.”

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  • All that matters if the articles of impeachment get filed is that the person who files them is a member of congress and there is a seconder who also is a member of congress.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Impeachment articles need to be PASSED in the House to be of ANY integrity, validity or interest…

    Simply filing them is quite irrelevant… unlike the electoral protest filing this is not some type of ‘privilege member’ issue that proceeds WITHOUT a majority vote.

    It’s a nonsense, petty action by the congresswoman and a is aimed at the always-on social media, PR self gratification, in sum: she will get lots of attention with her constituent base.

    Alas she will also gets lots of attention from her colleagues as a stupid prima-donna and likely she does not maintain a long career in Washington.

    But this is what politics in the US has now devolved into: absurd tit-for-tat, political shenanigans from both parties playing to the social gallery extremist elements!

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  • Just for Lawson
    To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong admit it; Whenever you’re right shut up. – Ogden Nash.

    Marriage is a very expensive way to get your laundry done. Marriage contract – St Catherine?

    Marriage is an institution where two people come together to joint solve the problems they never had before they got married.

    I know cuhdear has an opinion.

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  • @DpD et al
    I admire your stamina.

    Rabbit stopped producing anything useful or amusing before Xmas. He is just throwing stuff against the wall.

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  • I wonder if FBI are monitoring BU and this thread for INTEL about insufferable Trump nut jobs and their conspiracies.
    John Knox is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He is planning to go to Washington State for an armed insurrection.

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  • With cameras everywhere…🤣🤣🤣

    “White supremacist Pete Harding, from the Buffalo, New York area has just been arrested. He not only illegally broke into the Capitol, but also was seen setting the AP’s camera equipment on fire.”.

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  • Is Pence the President?

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  • LawsonJanuary 15, 2021 2:54 PM

    Waru your recent posts seem like a mix of some weird family incestual relationships , baloney …Donna tells me, she can count the times her family have mixed over the years on one hand,,,,,,,,,,its 12

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Teradactyl !!

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  • lol…getting weirder and weirder…who the hell kills politicians for other politicians…..yardfowls…only those fools would believe it’s a good idea, just like BUs yardfowls would cuss anybody for nobody politicians..

    where is GP.

    “Federal prosecutors have offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials”.

    Prosecutors offered that view in a filing asking a judge to detain Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man and QAnon conspiracy theorist who was photographed wearing horns as he stood at the desk of the vice-president, Mike Pence, in the chamber of the US Senate.

    Olympic swimming champion Klete Keller charged over US Capitol invasion
    Read more
    The detention memo, written by justice department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that “it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming”.

    “Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own words and actions at the Capitol, supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United States government,” prosecutors wrote.

    A public defender representing Chansley could not be immediately reached for comment. Chansley is due to appear in federal court on Friday.

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    Prosecutors and federal agents have begun bringing more serious charges tied to violence at the Capitol, including against a retired firefighter, Robert Sanford, that he hurled a fire extinguisher at the head of one police officer and another, Peter Stager, accused of beating a different officer with a pole bearing an American flag.

    In Chansley’s case, prosecutors said the charges “involve active participation in an insurrection attempting to violently overthrow the United States government”, and warned that “the insurrection is still in progress” as law enforcement prepares for more demonstrations in Washington and state capitals.

    They also suggested he suffered from drug abuse and mental illness, and told the judge he posed a serious flight risk.

    “Chansley has spoken openly about his belief that he is an alien, a higher being, and he is here on Earth to ascend to another reality,” they wrote.

    The justice department has brought more than 80 criminal cases in connection with the violent riots at the US Capitol last week, in which Trump’s supporters stormed the building, ransacked offices, and in some cases attacked police.

    Pro-Trump mob chases lone Black police officer up stairs in Capitol – video
    01:13
    Pro-Trump mob chases lone Black police officer up stairs in Capitol – video
    Many of the people charged so far were easily tracked down by the FBI, which has more than 200 suspects, thanks in large part to videos and photos posted on social media.

    Michael Sherwin, the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, has said that while many of the initial charges may seem minor, he expects much more serious charges to be filed as the justice department continues its investigation.”

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  • flying into trouble in style.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-jennifer-leigh-ryan-arrest-capitol-riots-trump-mob-private-jet-20210115-f5zovkygordxpdqs4l3xfd2sla-story.html#nt=pf-double%20chain~top-version1~flex%20feature~curated~woman-jet-205p~F5ZOVKYGORDXPDQS4L3XFD2SLA~1~3~2~7~art%20yes

    “A Texas woman who flew in a private jet to Washington D.C. to join the pro-Trump riots, and then posted photos and videos of herself in the mob as it stormed the building, was arrested Friday, officials said.

    Jennifer Leigh Ryan was tagged in photos on Facebook on Jan. 5 getting on a private jet at a small airport in Texas.

    “We’re so excited! DC bound to #StopTheSteal,” wrote a man who tagged Ryan in the photo, referring to the popular Trump-supporter line that claims, without evidence, that President-elect Joe Biden stole the election, federal prosecutors said.

    Jennifer Leigh Ryan is pictured in photos she posted to social media accounts during the Capitol riots on January 6.
    Jennifer Leigh Ryan is pictured in photos she posted to social media accounts during the Capitol riots on January 6. (FBI)
    Ryan then posted many of her own videos onto social media from the private jet, the feds said.

    The next day, she made her intentions abundantly clear in a video she posted on Facebook, according to prosecutors.

    “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol,” she said. “They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck.”

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  • Here’s what was being said a year ago!!!!!!

    “Joe Biden Could Be Impeached by GOP Over Ukraine If He Wins, Iowa Senator Says”

    From Bloomberg!!

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-02/ernst-warns-of-gop-push-to-impeach-biden-over-ukraine-if-he-wins

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  • Some of them like to create mischief even from the grave.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-foreign-bitcoin-trader-capitol-rioters-20210115-7fml7ojgx5gdxaqvfblxdd4gn4-story.html

    “Rioters who stormed Capitol Hill last week in an insurrection that killed five people received more than $500,000 in Bitcoin from a French computer programmer, officials said Friday.”

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  • I am still struggling to understand how I missed the threat posed by this riot/coup.

    As the US struggles to save itself/constitution/electoral process the smartest man on BU sees it as a
    freedomm of speech issue.

    Is it possible that he does not realize the gravity of the situation.

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  • The USA as I know it could have been changed forever in just a few hours.

    As some has pointed out, much of trimp’s effort were to disqualify black voters.

    Given the racist views of many rioters, this would probably would have taken us back to a periods where blacks do not have a vote

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  • The riots would have achieved the same thing as if Trump won a second term in the 2020 election.
    The world had a close one but Jah put an angel over it

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Theo you are sparking deep debate with the remark : “The USA as I know it could have been changed forever in just a few hours.[…] Given the racist views of many rioters, this would probably would have taken us back to a periods where blacks do not have a vote.”

    1.The existential change of which you muse has already systematically been taking place …

    But beyond that, if those pipe bombs had exploded or rioters had been able to encounter the elected folks and commit heinous acts yes that would have been a stark change generally unknown within the US. However, the nation has been down thos road before… let us NOT forget eras of rampant MaCatthyism as one example and the violent struggles in the streets of the 60s too.

    Now, have such taken place I expect the same Mitch McConnel, James Lankford or Graham or Cruz and Hawley who ridiculously supported the attempted coup would have promptly acted sagely with Democrats to bring things under full control..

    2.Despite that tsunami shock the nation would have suffered the US would heal (will heal) and there is absolutely no going back on voting privileges for Blacks.

    It is about commonsense and practical action to prevent the voter suppression tactics used year after year by Republicans to disenfranchise Blacks … that will not be taken away by these stupid racists taunts and threats.

    All that said, the US after electing a Black man as POTUS and now its first female, and Black too, as VP has changed deeply and lots of folks DO NOT LIKE THAT… there is a blow-back so we better be aware of that and get ourselves out of our comfort zones !

    It’s very tribal out there !

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  • “The riots would have achieved the same thing as if Trump won a second term in the 2020 election.”

    I agree fully. The riots were meant to achieve what trimp could not do in a general election.

    He tried everything
    Wasted the court time
    Begged for 11,000 votes
    Called his rioters to DC
    Refused to send help to DC
    Use incendiary language

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  • Looks like another impeachment coming!!

    But this one will have evidence.

    Might get some real big fish!!

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  • Go look at the definition of an insurrection!!

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  • the facebook stars, too love to post evidence of their own crimes online…….🤣🤣

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-retired-navy-seal-filmed-self-admit-storm-capitol-abc-20210115-uhqwmorvmjegzbdne22xwhtxs4-story.html#nt=pf-single%20chain~new-left-chain~flex%20feature~curated~navyseal-1138a~UHQWMORVMJEGZBDNE22XWHTXS4~1~1~4~5~art%20yes

    “A retired Navy SEAL was so proud about participating in the storm on the Capitol that he reportedly filmed himself boasting about it and posted the footage online — prompting a call from the FBI.

    Police with guns drawn watch as rioters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

    Adam Newbold, 45, of Lisbon, Ohio, admitted to his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a since-deleted video posted on his Facebook page, ABC reported Friday.”

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  • Definitely don’t want to be him or any of his family members, maybe his dummy supporters can help him out financially….where is GP.

    “But now, finally, the end is at hand. Trump is suffering a series of wounds that, in combination, are likely to be fatal after Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20. Trump is obviously going to surrender his office. Beyond that looming defeat, he is undergoing a cascading sequence of political, financial, and legal setbacks that cumulatively spell utter ruin. Trump is not only losing his job but quite possibly everything else.

    One crisis, though the most opaque, concerns Trump’s business. Many of his sources of income are drying up, either owing to the coronavirus pandemic or, more often, his toxic public image. The Washington Post has toted up the setbacks facing the Trump Organization, which include cancellations of partnerships with New York City government, three banks, the PGA Championship, and a real-estate firm that handled many of his leasing agreements. Meanwhile, he faces the closure of many of his hotels. And he is staring down two defamation lawsuits. Oh, and Trump has to repay, over the next four years, more than $300 million in outstanding loans he personally guaranteed.”

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  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/01/14/fact-check-insurrection-act-not-effect-and-unnecessary-dc/4144961001/

    “Despite concerns from D.C. officials, Banks and Thaddeus Hoffmeister, a law professor at the University of Dayton, told USA TODAY that there was no need for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act during the events on Jan. 6 because the federal government controls federal police forces as well as D.C.’s National Guard.

    However, House and Senate officials turned down former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s request that the National Guard be placed on standby, according to USA TODAY.

    Trump ultimately did not to invoke the act on Jan. 6. “

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  • Go and look at the definition of an insurrection!!

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  • The only time up to now that the insurrection act was mooted was at the time of the BLM/ANTIFA riots in the various Democrat cities earlier last year.

    Trump said then the time was not right!!

    There actually was (still is) an insurrection, and it had been going on for a while (still is).

    Go look at the definition!!

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  • One side effect of following stupidass politicians, another fallout…yardfowls = jailbirds..

    i watched one make an ass of herself publicly for at least 2 years, now she’s disappeared off her soapbox, probably trying to save a career she didn’t need a politician to help her keep, but now need to fight to keep that career since all this shit she bathed herself in……if she loses her present position, she’s screwed. stop following politicians, they are toxic poison, they will COST YOU DEARLY…i won’t hire anyone who supported those who did this. Supporters of politicians have no credibility.

    “Today’s news: Trump administration staffers struggle to find next jobs, a guide to hiring an Amazon agency, and the media free agents from WarnerMedia.

    Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs. One recruiter tried to place six of them and couldn’t land any interviews.

    Departing Trump White House communications staff are getting the cold shoulder from some corners of the job market, report Claire Atkinson and Sean Czarnecki.

    One PR recruiter has been unable to place candidates, and Trump staffers are viewed as lacking credibility.
    Those who stood up to President Donald Trump might find an easier route than those who stood by him, though.”

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  • the blighted plight of yardfowls…i’ve been saying this for years…i put politicians in their place before they can get the last word out of their lying ass mouths.

    “In an interview with CNN, Albert Watkins said his client, Jacob Chansley, “felt like he was answering the call of our president” when he stormed the Capitol building wearing no shirt, carrying a spear and wearing bullhorns as a hat, with his face painted red, white and blue.

    From Politico:

    On Tuesday, Chansley became one of the first three people indicted by federal prosecutors in connection with the violence at the Capitol. He was charged with a felony violation of the Federal Anti-Riot Act, as well as obstruction of Congress and other offenses.

    In a filing on Thursday, prosecutors said Chansley was as “an active participant in” and “the most prominent symbol of” what they described as a “violent insurrection.” Prosecutors also said Chansley had expressed his intention of returning to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.

    The language in the filing suggests more severe charges, such as sedition or insurrection, could be coming for those involved in the siege.

    Watkins claimed that his client was following lockstep with the president’s commands.

    “He felt like his voice was, for the first time, being heard,” Watkins said, Politico reports. “And what ended up happening, over the course of the lead-up to the election, over the course of the period from the election to Jan. 6—it was a driving force by a man he hung his hat on, he hitched his wagon to. He loved Trump. Every word, he listens to him.”

    Before the mayonnaise marauders stormed the Capitol, Trump held a terrorism pep rally in which he and his family and political allies, including the unhinged Rudy Giuliani, riled up his followers. Trump urged the seasonless secessionists to march on the Capitol as Congress was attempting to certify Biden’s Electoral College victory.

    “If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump said. He also said that “you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”

    Seems clear to me. Also seemed clear to Watkins’ client.

    “We all have to understand that the words that were spoken by the president meant something, not just to my client. They meant something to a lot of people,” Watkins said in his interview.

    “They listened to those words. And those words meant something to them. And they had a right to rely on the words of their president that was strewed forth worldwide,” he said. “And they did. And now they’re turning around [and] they’re getting arrested, as well many should be.”

    But, Watkins added that Trump needs to claim the people who did his dirty work. He “needs to stand up and own these people,” Watkins argued. “He has an obligation to them. He has an obligation to our nation. It’s not going to happen.”

    And if Watkins’ request wasn’t clear, he noted that the president needs to give them “a pardon.”

    As Chansley’s attorney, “my role is not to judge somebody. My role is to be an advocate,” Watkins said. “If there’s one iota of a chance that the guy who’s the president of our country — who invited everybody down Pennsylvania [Avenue] — will give my client a pardon, you know what? I’m going to do it,” Politico notes.

    Even Watkins noted that the pardon might be a longshot.

    “Am I holding my breath thinking that Donald Trump is going to be sitting around going, ‘You know what? … What’s the name of that guy with the horns? Yeah … let’s give him a pardon.’”

    Watkins even went so far as to “compare the president’s supporters who stormed the Capitol to the Jonestown cult members who died in a mass suicide at their settlement in Guyana in 1978: ‘You know the only thing different here? There’s no Kool-Aid.’”

    All of this is interesting considering Republican lawmakers have argued that the president’s words didn’t incite the violence that unfolded, and here is a lawyer for one of the most recognizable terrorists saying that’s exactly what happened while simultaneously begging for a pardon

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  • It will take more than just clorox to rid that house of the toxicity left behind.

    “By Dareh Gregorian
    Stacks of empty boxes were delivered to the White House grounds Wednesday while the clock continues to tick down for the Trump administration.

    The pallets of cardboard boxes were delivered to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as the Biden administration is set to take office in a week, on Jan. 20. Most of the offices in the building are for White House staff members.

    The Biden administration plans on a deep cleaning of the White House itself.”

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  • The whole evil white intent was to overturn black votes…hope someone ends up with a hot needle to send a serious message to other clowns suffering with the same virus..

    “The mob considered Biden’s election illegitimate mainly because they consider Democrats “illegitimate”. This is in no small part because a majority of Black voters vote for Democrats, and Black people, in their eyes, are not “true” Americans, hence their votes do not and should not count.”

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  • Enter.

    The breath is a doorway.

    Welcome a sense of playfulness and a willingness to not make any decisions about how this is going to go, stay open.

    We are

    Building strength,

    Building resilience,

    Reinforcing meaningful connection.

    After today you will be halfway through this journey!

    The breath is a door. It’s where you and I and everyone else began.

    It’s where all life begins. Without the breath, what is there?

    WIM HOF

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  • The Turd is reported to have taken the names of GOP members who voted for to impeach.

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  • Steupse! You two racist fools have the verbal equivalent of tiny limp twigs and no stones. (pun intended)

    As for the posts to which you refer – let us take a BU madness vote!

    Meanwhile….. white supremacists are being arrested by the dozens and charged with violence against the State in an effort to cancel black votes. Several policemen are among them! Ain’t nobody of consequence arguing against the BLM claims of police brutality! And even OTHER BLUE LIVES who did their job and stood in their way were brutalized, beaten, crushed and almost shot with their own guns. Just as white ” nigger lovers” were brutalised and murdered in the days of Jim Crow, these men were victimised simply for doing their jobs and following the law.

    Still waiting for the mass arrests of BLM and Antifa!

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  • @ Theo
    I was pointing out that a second Trump term would have been multiple times worse than his first with his extremism and demagoguery raging like a forest fire that can not be put out.

    @ WURA-War-on-U
    You are pointing out dysfunctional people and politics in USA, but not dissecting it and breaking it down fully with your biting analysis.

    Such as the cult of personality with Trump supporters who were on terrorist / white supremacist watch lists of Government Agencies. They included several Police and Army vets. These nutters followed every lie out of his mouth.

    Presidents and Politicians are supposed to serve all the people and be held accountable by the people. They are not supposed to be blindly followed for their divisive and racist rhetoric like KKK or White Supremacists or Nazis.

    The shaman guy was well known to Police and Spy Agencies and published in media as a proud boy icon and was allowed to roam and watched by agencies to be caught and arrested in same way that muslims who joined Isis were allowed into Syria.

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  • What is this we are hearing the stockpile of vaccines put abroad by Trump and his minions are not to be found?

    Liar anyone?

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  • Let us resume the countdown.

    4 more days to go until …

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  • Happily, David! Let’s!

    🎵 It’s the final countdown! 🎶

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  • “4 more days to go until …”

    Reset
    New Breath
    Change of Guard
    Musicians come to nice up the Lawn
    Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will be there

    One problem is filthy warmongers USA and UK always start fresh new wars every 10 years at start of a decade with new tech and new kit and they have been ramping up their war talk for a battle versus China already

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  • “You are pointing out dysfunctional people and politics in USA, but not dissecting it and breaking it down fully with your biting analysis..”

    a bigger picture is emerging, what for that one.

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  • wait for that one.

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  • Funny that Rabbit failed to give the only countdown that matters.
    His lectures on the constitution, courts and the electoral college appears to have gone unheeded responsible parties in the US.

    I am suspending my wait for the Kraken or results from Powell or Guilian

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David, since inauguration day and the blatant fabrications then there have been 29,000 more deliberate falsehoods … any of us believing ANYTHING from DJT is either foolish or slow of wit … well or a sycophant!

    But to the substance of the vaccines … we need to get a grip!

    There are now THREE US companies with an FDA approved vaccine; all of them with an efficacy rate reportedly over 90%… they will get manufacturing up to speed and soon the question of shortages will be moot.

    The REAL question and concern remains: will enough people take the damn thing!

    And then of course profiteering will raise its head and fights by the pharma execs to get their drug as the main ‘elixir’ will lead us to talk of corrupt under table deals and all that sorta thing… in short: the same ole, same ole.

    But that apart the actual future dissemination and availability appears to be perfectly well set!

    Forget Trump … the Biden team has already started to state their case … now let’s see how good (or bad) they are.

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  • de pedantic DribblerJanuary 16, 2021 9:31 AM

    The REAL question and concern remains: will enough people take the damn thing!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I certainly won’t be!!!

    I don’t know which strain the vaccine is for … do you!!

    Will you and Sitting Bull be taking it?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    “Despite concerns from D.C. officials, Banks and Thaddeus Hoffmeister, […] told USA TODAY that there was no need for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act during the events on Jan. 6 because the federal government controls federal police forces as well as D.C.’s National Guard.”

    Ok… that’s a factual remark.

    “However, House and Senate officials turned down former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s request that the National Guard be placed on standby, according to USA TODAY.”

    THAT, makes no practical sense and is a mis-characterization of reality.

    “Trump ultimately did not to invoke the act on Jan. 6.”
    … And to mimic @Donna in one word: Steeeupse.

    The Insurrection Act is a figment of reason based on your right wing readings (clearly) as it should have no impact on anything re June 6th…

    That was in simple terms a PROTEST (that obviously was mismanaged and got out of hand) … It SHOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED by the protective authorities in DC…
    – which btw includes the Capitol Police, the DC Police, and of course the FBI … AND because of the WH, intel services like the NSA also keep their eyes focused on any insurgency issues and the Secret Service do too! –

    More protection, intel and firepower for the few acres of space than is available for all our islands in the Caribbean, all of Africa excluding SA and many a European nation too!

    So not to be crude but that was the proverbial cluster-effery: obviously contrived malfeasance.

    There have been protests in DC forever and the proverbial day and in some years almost every week and often several days per week …. The Insurrection Act was not invoked for most of those protests previously so why is that so pertinent to you right wing talkers now!

    It’s a NONSENSE. Get serious please.

    The man incited a riot and then stood back and admired it as it developed into full scale sedition… HE should be charged with the insurrection!

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  • Perhaps the phrase, “Release the Kraken,” came from the movie ‘Clash of the Titans.’

    Ironically, when Zeus ordered the Kraken’s release, it immediately turned to stone when Perseus showed it Medusa’s head.

    Sidney Powell has been extremely quite recently, causing me to wonder who was the ‘Medusa’ that turned her into stone and silencing her in the process.

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  • Team Trump’s play for a takeover Coup was not as disorganised as you were led to believe. Military personal led the charge to hijack the proceedings and they were let in by allies in the Capitol Police force. They knew where they were going as they were fed intel by Republicans who had been giving Guided Tours of the building to the Trumpers.

    War Zone

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  • “you who work iniquity” = “you who break the law” = evildoers

    Will the iniquity workers of babylon go away or will they regroup and come back again. Their mediocrity uses legacy of white supremacy racism as a crutch. Trolls like John Knox are persistent with their ingrained bullshit and are so brainwashed they don’t even notice it anymore.

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  • Artax,

    So you think I should stop singing, “Come thou long expected Kraken?”

    No chance of the Kraken Coming????

    Awww shucks!

    Meanwhile….

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  • FYI
    The lady up above made a reference to Kirk Franklin Revolution at which point I stopped listening and did some search research and found a tune

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  • The elections company Dominion Voting Systems, which has been at the center of many of President Trump’s conspiracy narratives about the 2020 election, filed suit Friday against one of the loudest amplifiers of those false stories.

    The company sued Sidney Powell, a lawyer who previously worked for the Trump campaign and who has spent much of the past two months claiming Dominion rigged the election and was somehow tied to the Venezuelan regime of the late Hugo Chavez.

    None of those claims are true. Dominion was founded in Toronto and is now headquartered in Denver; its machines have been used in American elections for more than a decade. Chavez died in 2013.

    The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and in it Dominion asks for more than $1.3 billion in damages. Powell’s “viral disinformation campaign” has destroyed the value of the business, the lawsuit says.
    +++++++++++++++++++++

    When you are being sued for that kind of dinero , you learn to shut up. Everyone allied to Trump even some of those being charged in the mob attack on Congress is establishing a “Go Fund Me” or some kind of fundraising scheme. Steve Bannon had one with building a wall perhaps Powell will set up one soon.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/08/954836971/dominion-voting-sues-former-trump-lawyer-seeking-1-3-billion-in-damages

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  • hello…when is this nightmare going to end for the people…damn…this one looks like he was planning a killing.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-arrest-virginia-man-fake-inaugural-pass-guns-20210116-jzkhkclqq5d6fmayfwmvdpviui-story.html#nt=pf-double%20chain~top-version1~flex%20feature~curated~virginia-442p~JZKHKCLQQ5D6FMAYFWMVDPVIUI~1~2~1~7~art%20yes

    “A Virginia man with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition was busted while trying to pass through a U.S. Capitol Police checkpoint in downtown Washington on Friday, according to authorities.”

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  • https://thegrio.com/2021/01/16/officials-probe-congresswoman-tweeted-lawmaker-locations-riot/

    “68 elected officials from Colorado have sent a letter to lawmakers requesting a probe into Rep. Lauren Boebert’s actions before and during the day of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to multiple reports.”

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  • A call

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  • DavidJanuary 16, 2021 8:51 AM

    Let us resume the countdown.

    4 more days to go until …

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    … add 1 day for the day after!!

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  • This is the official countdown.

    3 days before …

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  • WURA-War-on-UJanuary 16, 2021 7:06 PM

    Bunch of Christian Evangelical terrorists. Disgraceful. Trying to impose their minority will on the majority of good Americans.

    The real law enforcement will deal with them properly. Most of them will be writing to Trump from prison. He has the money from their donations to fight any potential New York tax case for the next ten years. He will be at Maralago playing golf, while they spend time at the government’s pleasure.

    Nincompoops.

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  • @ Donna

    You may have to sing a different song. Dominion Voting Systems and their US$1.3B law suit against Powell could be the ‘Medusa’ that turns her into stone.

    But, it provides Sidney with the perfect opportunity to present ‘evidence’ of her conspiracy theories to be examined in Court. She will now have to prove what she says is the common relationship between Dominion, Hugo Chavez and the November 3, 2020 presidential elections.

    Perhaps John may want to assist her legal team. After all, he keeps reminding us he’s ‘half a lawyer.’ Someone should remind him the qualifying prerequisites for the profession do not include watching 40 hours of Matlock, Perry Mason, L.A Law or Boston Legal.

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  • Crusoe…he pulled in a cool 200 million off those idiots, while they have cases they can’t fund, most will be seeking legal aid for their bright idea to storm a restricted area on the say so of a madman. Saw another one begging for a pardon after she made it her business to take a private jet, fly across the country and go terrorize people who did absolutely nothing to her……lol

    A lot of these are going to be pariahs.

    “Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) got a fundraising punch in the gut for his Jan. 6 objection to President-elect Joe Biden’s win — and for raising his fist in solidarity on the day pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol.

    In a tweet, Loews Hotels on Saturday canceled a planned fundraiser at its Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.”

    Mental illness is real.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-naked-man-subway-electrocution-20210116-dmqab3kqk5gujalkc77buyb6ui-story.html#nt=pf-double%20chain~top-version1~flex%20feature~curated~naked-655p~DMQAB3KQK5GUJALKC77BUYB6UI~1~1~1~7~art%20yes

    “A naked, emotionally wrought man was electrocuted on a subway third rail in Harlem on Saturday after he shoved a man to the tracks and jumped down himself to prevent the man from being rescued, eyewitnesses told the Daily News.”

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  • This is called MOMENTUM.

    For a few hours (but it felt like days), I watched mostly white men and women ransack the Congress. They climbed walls. Broke doors and windows. Shouting that they were the true patriots. Someone filmed a police officer in riot gear, holding the hand of an older white woman in a camel-haired coat with a red, white, and blue ribbed pom beanie hat with TRUMP emblazoned on the front, as she carefully walked down the steps. She was one of the many who stormed the Capitol building and who simply walked away from the act.

    There were no tanks or militarized weapons. No police in army fatigues. No bullhorn warnings to the assembled crowd. As these white men and women engaged in insurrection, no one shot rubber bullets, few police rushed into the crowds to arrest anyone. It was a glaring example of the different quality of their citizenship: that white lives, at least those who claim to be patriots of this sort, matter more than others.

    James Baldwin once said, and it was a statement meant to unsettle the listener, that “for Black people in this country there is no legal code at all. We’re still governed by the slave code.” It is a startling image, which, at once, characterizes a form of policing as well as the thinking behind it. In the United States, Black people are meant to be disciplined, corralled and contained, and the violence of police is all too often the primary mechanism by which they are kept in their place.

    The point here is not to suggest that Black people are still slaves and that police are slave catchers; rather, Baldwin captures with the image the logic behind why Black people are treated so. The slave code brings into view a host of assumptions about who is valued and who is not, about who has standing in this country and who can be treated, to echo the sentiment of the Dred Scott case, with a generalized sense of disregard.

    To be sure, the bacchanal of grievance and hatred on January 6, 2021 exposed the clear and present danger that Donald Trump represents. The mob made concrete the threat of white nationalism to the nation. President-elect Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others are right to demand that all of those involved in the insurrection and those who incited it should be held to account.

    But I have to say, and America’s history is my witness, that impeaching Donald Trump or invoking the 25th amendment will not get us very far. Nor will prosecuting those who sacked the Capitol address what I saw on January 6th. Both should happen, mind you, but they should be understood as just a beginning of sorts. The expression of that different quality of citizenship by the mob and their treatment by the police—the form of dissent with impunity and without fear of consequence—is rooted in the belief that this country is theirs alone and that only their votes count. (One can imagine this thinking shaped Trump’s conclusion that he won by a landslide. He did among white voters.) In order to uproot this sentiment, which has haunted the nation since its birth, we have to do something much more dramatic and sustained than getting rid of Donald Trump, democratizing who we call “thugs,” and prosecuting the criminals who threatened the Republic.

    What then ought we to do after this?

    In January 1871, Congress held hearings and took testimonies about the atrocities of the Ku Klux Klan throughout the south. Reading the transcripts is a horrifying endeavor. The level of cruelty and barbarity in response to black people exercising the right to vote astonishes the reader. But what becomes immediately clear is that Congress had decided that enough was enough. They aimed to destroy the KKK, and with the passage of The Enforcement Acts, which aimed to protect Black people as citizens from white violence, they succeeded for a time. Of course, the nation’s betrayal of radical Reconstruction and its assent to the “Lost Cause” occasioned the return of the Klan and the horrors of the world that sanctioned their existence. But, for a moment, they proved that, in fact, America could be otherwise.

    I believe in January 2021 Congress should hold hearings, covered live on cable news, about the threat of white nationalism to this country. These hearings should expose the workings of white supremacy groups, create the conditions for the eradication of organizations like the Proud Boys, and lay the groundwork for legislation that will, once and for all, banish these groups from the body politic. America can no longer afford to coddle these organizations and the people who join them. Political parties and politicians can no longer seek to leverage their resentment and hatreds for their own political gain. I know this will be difficult, because many of these people are your loved ones. We treat them with the gentleness of the officer who helped the white woman down the Capitol steps. But we have to finally put to rest the politics of white resentment that has fueled so much of American life, especially since the mid-twentieth century. The attack on the Capitol showed us what awaits if we don’t.

    President-elect Biden should direct his Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland to develop a detailed plan to rid the nation of these groups. That will involve a widespread investigation of the scope and extent of the penetration of white supremacists into law enforcement throughout the country and a plan to purge police departments of these elements. I suspect the failure of the Capitol police may be, in part, that some agreed with the mob and that they did not perceive them as a threat.

    In the end, we cannot respond lightly to what has just happened in this country. And we cannot place the blame solely on a small number of rogue individuals, a few power-hungry members of Congress, and on the obvious madness of the President. America faces a crisis that has its roots in what caused the Civil War and what led us to turn our backs on the promise of the Civil Rights Movement. We have never really faced those demons. Our response has been to tinker around the edges, hide our faces beneath the covers when the darkness descends, and continue to make money no matter the costs. Herman Melville comes to mind: “But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul.”

    Politicians must step up, but they will inevitably disappoint. We have to act, too. Americans will have to do the hard work of living our way through this crisis and learning how to trust one another. That will involve close to the ground civic action, holding each other accountable—especially in our own families—and tending to the needs of our neighbors, and declaring, once and for all, that no one can claim this place as uniquely their own.

    Broken though it may be, America is ours, and together we can make this place anew, if we are finally honest with ourselves about the ugliness that has the country by the throat again. We will need the help of our poets to imagine a new language for a new America. They will need to write about what happened on January 6th. Perform what we saw and what we know to be the root causes of the mayhem. And with that new vision of who we can be, like the voters and organizers in Georgia, we can enact a new America shorn of the haunting hatred of those who refuse to let the old one die.

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  • I choose to show up for myself for the next 15 days.

    The practice of drawing your attention inward.

    This is what we are committed to.

    We are slowing things down today as we begin the second half of this journey.

    I will introduce some foundational elements for the next wave of this journey, as well as offer practice of a new technique called breath ratio.

    Breath ratios are breath patterns set to counts. They are a wonderful tool for expanding your awareness and ability to control your breath.

    They are also full of transformative potential and wonderful to pull out of your tool kit when you are feeling mentally, physically, or emotionally stressed or lost.

    They can be short, or long, but they do require a bit of focus and yes you guessed it…. discipline.

    This morning I watched the deer

    with beautiful lips touching the tips

    of the cranberries, setting their hooves down

    in the dampness carelessly, isn’t it after all

    the carpet of their house, their home, whose roof

    is the sky?

    Why, then, was I suddenly miserable?

    Well, this is nothing much.

    This is the heaviness of the body watching the swallows

    gliding just under that roof.

    This is the wish that the deer would not lift their heads

    and leap away, leaving me there alone.

    This is the wish to touch their faces, their brown wrists—

    to sing some sparkling poem into

    the folds of their ears,

    then walk with them,

    over the hills

    and over the hills

    and into the impossible trees.

    This Morning I Watched the Deer

    By MARY OLIVER

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  • #6….someone has to pay for those deaths…. the blighted plight of yardfowls.

    “A supporter of the US president who was arrested at the Capitol riot was said to have died by suicide.

    A medical examiner in Fulton County, Atlanta, ruled on Tuesday that the death of Christopher Stanton Georgia was by suicide, confirming earlier reports.

    The 53-year-old was also said to have suffered a “gunshot wound to the chest”, the medical examiner said.

    He was found by his wife in the basement of their home in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday, according to reports.

    Georgia, who was said to have been a regional portfolio manager at a North Carolina bank, was arrested in Washington DC on Wednesday evening after taking part in the riot on the Capitol.

    FBI: QAnon backer from Iowa was among 1st to breach Capitol
    According to the Washington Examiner, he was charged with attempting to break into the US Capitol alongside supporters of the US president.”

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