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Oldem

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February 24, 2021

NYT headline: Rochester Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel Prude

Well of course not. They only held his face in the ground till he stopped breathing. Nothing to see here. Business as usual.

February 23, 2021

Sund says Gen. Honor's accusation that he was complicit was

disrespectful. He didn't say it was untrue. Weasel words.

February 23, 2021

Complicit Sen. Hawley asks Sund if he was complicit on 1/6. Oh, my,

we are through the looking glass, indeed. In the twilight zone. We're in a place where Macbeth described as "...nothing is but what is not."

February 18, 2021

Dow down 31.5k,

NASDAC down 13.9k, S&P 500 down 3900. Wall street must be more heavily invested in wind turbines than I thought.

February 15, 2021

Dems buzz about breakout stars of Trump's impeachment.

Dean, Naguse, and Castro may have put themselves in contention for higher office.

[link:https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/15/democrats-breakout-stars-trump-impeachment-469021|

February 14, 2021

I read this in Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal.

"Like most fanatics, Rodin could blind himself to facts with sheer belief." That's illuminating, given the situation we're now in. We're dealing with people who believe things that aren't true. dump set them up for that with his constant lies and attacks on those who told the truth. His "Big Lie" is much, much bigger than our current understanding of it. His biggest lie is that truth is false.

So how do we deal with the believers of the lies? I can think of at least two ways. We can emphasize, constantly, that their leader betrayed them. Take away the focus of their belief, and they become unmoored. Then we can blunt their ability to hurt us.
Infiltrate them, gather damning evidence, arrest and indict them, put them in prison. Breaking up and scattering their organizations and bases of power will not give us total protection against random terrorist attacks, but it will make them more diffuse. These tactics have been used against terrorists in many first-world countries. We must employ them here.

February 13, 2021

Schumer flayed the repugs; the turtle's condemnation of dump means nothing:

he voted to acquit. So he's standing up there blowing gas and revealing himself to be a monstrous hypocrite. On the other hand, Schumer gave a blistering condemnation of dump and the forty-three repugs who voted to acquit him.

Passing the Biden agenda will be bloody. The lines are drawn. I'm thankful that Vice President Harris will be there. And I'm thankful for the seven Republicans who recognized what was in front of them. Frankly, I don't see how the repugnant party can recover from their infamous conduct, today.

February 13, 2021

Wicked. It's time for the right word for the repugs

voting to acquit. They are wicked.

February 13, 2021

Congressman Jaime Herrera Beutler became a hero of mine

when she voted to impeach dump and eloquently defended her position. She might become an even bigger hero, now. This is a moment for star-making. It's a moment when a sane repug--no, that's not an olymoron--can rise to compete with the loonies.

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