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If you have not read the Los Angeles Times recently, you should. It was purchased by ...

...Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong a couple of years ago and has been on an upward trajectory ever since. Heís added tremendous diversity to the staff, is paying attention to news of importance to the many ethnic communities of Los Angeles, and covers the region well. In addition he has once again made it a major newspaper for national and international news.

If I sound like a fan, itís because Iíve literally been reading the LA Times my whole life, since all I could read was the headlines and the comics section. When the Chandlers sold, it was a blow to watch the quality decline ó the new owners decided all they really needed to cover was the city itself and that the cityís major industry was in Hollywood, so they had a big section called The Biz. My gods.

I love what it has become since 2018. Iím not looking for a left-wing slant to my news, I am looking for objectivity, insofar as that is possible, and a humane point of view. I can take it from there.

That's an old pic of a thin King Donald. Sad to think of him wandering his empty palace...

Remembering the days when it was full of courtiers who paid top dollar just to have him crash their daughtersí weddings. Courtiers and hangers-on who applauded his entrance, who breathlessly awaited his next breach of national security at his dinner table, hoping they would be chosen to shine their cell phone flashlights on the proceedings. Bejewelled women who tolerated his groping with a smile...

Remembering the days when he could swagger forth in his little kingdom, the bright orange El Caudillo del Mar a Lago.

How long before we behold him on the browned golf course bellowing for his daughter, with only a jesting golf caddy for company?

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Well, I can dream Shakespearian dreams, canít I?

What I think is really worth considering is how many were white collar workers & professionals...

The guy up the hill from me is a Trumpista so sad he still has his US flag flying upside down ó and heís a medical doctor.

There were 3 people from Beverley Hills who went to the insurrection, and one was a doctor. People arrested and/or spotted in DC run the gamut from real estate agent to school teacher and on in that vein. One in 5 are veterans.

This really worries me. Between the failed Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 and 1933 Hitler co-opted enough of all classes of society and was invited right in.

Yeah, a lot of the January 6, 2021 insurrectionists look dumb as a sack of hammers ó but a lot of them are not dumb at all. And some of them are in Congress.

ETA link to op-ed I originally read in the LA Times, but this will do
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/jan/22/insurrection-was-americas-beer-hall-putsch/


Sadly, they did not wait a moment, beginning w his choice of minister for the invocation...

The Black minister was allegedly homophobic, and on this allegation, Obama was vociferously accused of caving to the homophobes of this country.

It went downhill fast from there, all before the inauguration was even held. The tropes were cast and never quit, no matter what he did.

Thatís why I and many others spent nearly 8 years in the BOG, celebrating each incremental gain ó in this instance, gains for gay rights, where the incremental gains led to acceptance of out gays in the military, gay marriage in the military, and finally gay marriage for this nation.

Obamaís an incremental kind of guy. He lays the groundwork and plays a long game. If he is not cut off at the knees, he gets the job done.

Joe Biden worked closely with him for 8 years. Yes?

Iirc, he simply raised his hand when Trump did one of his "all those present, if you agree" things

You know how Trump loves to have a big group around the conference table and pressure them to pressure each other. Few can resist. Rather than being the architect of the plan (that would be Stephen Miller, I think) RR simply went along. Only one person kept her hand down. Until I heard this nugget, I thought RR had a soul.

However, if that was part of what Comey just said to Nicolle, I take it back about RR not being the architect of this abomination. I know Miller thought it up, though.

Remember the famous phrase Everything Trump Touches Dies. Comey got one thing outstandingly right when he wrote:

Accomplished people lacking inner strength canít resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mattisí to avoid the damage, because Mr Trump eats your soul in small bites.

(This appeared in an Op-Ed about Barrís resignation that he wrote for the NY Times. It was then quoted in a letter to the editor of the LA Times on 12-16-2020.)

We discussed this pretty extensively here & NO ONE thought the insurrection would be peaceful...

No one. I donít know where you get this from.

WE ALL KNEW it was going to be violent. The consensus was that anybody not affiliated with that mob was asking for a vicious beating if not worse if they chose to go, and would serve as a poster child for both-siders.

Therefore, the consensus, which I shared, was that anyone with brains should STAY AWAY.

Umbrellas? Oh good gods.

Excellent start. Bookmark this, add more, & send to news agencies & public officials. nt

Bwahahahaha (catches breath) bwahahahaha (gets stitch in side) bwahahahaha (tears in eyes)...

Bwahahahaha (canít catch breath) Ha ó ha ó ha ó omg omg omg SCHADENFREUDE!


You know what they say about coming for Nancy...

DONíT!






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