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Want some inspiration? While the world has been distracted, change has been happening anyway.

I had no idea there were this many...


There is no one more perfect than Joe Biden for this time in American history.

I have thought that ever since he became the nominee, that he was best suited to put things back together because of his experience - because he knows how it all works when it's working, and he knows who to choose for what jobs. But the more I see of him, the more I think everything about him makes him exactly the right person for this time and it goes far beyond just his experience to the very core of who he is as a person.

Wondering how intelligent people become brainwashed members of a violent cult?

I see many references to Trump followers being stupid. They are not all stupid. I know two people who are very intelligent but buy everything they hear on Fox and support Trump. This interview from Jan. 12 provides a lot of insight into the workings of those minds.

This is well worth the listen. Hassan was in the Moonies and understands cults from the inside out, having been there himself and knowing what it takes to deprogram.

"This week, Katie Couric spoke to Dr. Steven Hassan, who is an expert on Undue Influence, brainwashing, and cults. He writes and speaks out about the importance of viewing terrorist groups as destructive cults, and has authored numerous books on the subject, including one called "The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control." They discussed the events of the Capitol insurrection, and how the mob of violent Trump supporters displayed cult-like behavior."

Something inspiring and uplifting for y'all because I know you need it:

This is from last May. A music major at Portland State was singing the National Anthem in Portland's park blocks for a recording for a virtual commencement ceremony when an African American man walked up and asked if he could sing with her. Turns out he sang with the Portland opera. This was unrehearsed. She didn't know when he was going to join her in singing. It is beautiful and heartwarming.

Strangers Sing Impromptu National Anthem Duet In The Park


Here's the full-length version in case you want to check it out:

Link to Pelosi 60 Minutes interview:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nancy-pelosi-speaker-house-60-minutes-2021-01-10/

Malcolm Nance on inauguration security: Shut. It. All. Down.

https://twitter.com/MalcolmNance/status/1348035061778706432

Malcolm Nance
@MalcolmNance
INAUGERATION SECURITY? Set a National Security exclusion zone. Shut down the city south of K street NW to H st NW-NE to 2nd Ave NE south to the waterfront. Close memorial bridge, RT66/E St bridge & the 695 Above/below ground for 8 hours before and after. Shut. It. All. Down.
2:32 PM · Jan 9, 2021

So remember when T fired Esper in Nov. & then Pentagon stopped transition security briefings?

I'm sure that timing was just a coincidence...nothing to see here. Just sayin'.

"Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios."

https://www.axios.com/pentagon-biden-transition-briefings-123a9658-4af1-4632-a6e6-770117784d60.html

ANd then there's this:
A retired brigadier general who called former President Barack Obama a terrorist. A former staffer to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes who wrote a memo accusing federal investigators of harboring anti-Trump bias. And a close ally of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn whom a former intelligence official described to me as “shady” and “inherently untrustworthy.”

Those are the three men replacing top civilian officials at the Pentagon this week, a swift set of personnel changes that has critics fearing the president’s plans for the military and has White House allies cheering that he’s finally routed the “deep state.”

After President Donald Trump fired Mark Esper as defense secretary on November 9, it seemed likely that further changes to the Pentagon’s senior civilian leadership would follow.

https://www.vox.com/21560260/trump-pentagon-defense-secretary-esper-afghanistan

My rep Earl Blumenauer's email message yesterday, short and to-the-point:

Dear Friends,

Here are my thoughts on today:

Invoke the 25th Amendment.
Impeach.
Prosecute.

Onward,

Earl Blumenauer
Member of Congress

CNN just now talking 25th but saying very unlikely his cabinet lackeys would support it.

Acosta just said sources close to him say he is out of his mind. But his cabinet wouldn't go for 25th.

WHo is in charge? DoD? Mayor of DC? Is Pence invoking 35th the only one who can stop Trump?

ULtimately who is in charge when the president goes rogue and the VP and cabinet is unwilling to invoke 25th? We have no precedent for this.
Anyone know chain of command when chain of command is broken?

I don't know of any provision for Trump to be arrested. Isn't the 25th the only way to remove him?
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