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If Merrick Garland Doesn't Charge Trump and His Coup Plotters, Our Democracy Is Toast

https://www.thedailybeast.com/if-merrick-garland-doesnt-charge-trump-and-his-coup-plotters-our-democracy-is-toast

The Department of Justice announced this week that it would crack down on airline passengers who throw tantrums. Now, if Attorney General Merrick Garland would only get around to doing something about people who plot the overthrow of our government and a former president who’s serially obstructed justice and abused power we might be getting someplace.

Not that in-flight safety isn’t important. It is. Just like it’s important to arrest and prosecute the moron Trumpist foot soldiers who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. All that is important. But it is not enough.

President Joe Biden may get everything else right but if his administration—starting with the Department of Justice—gets wrong its response to the threats to our democracy posed by Trump and the GOP, nothing else they do may matter.


A widely respected jurist, Garland was picked by Biden to depoliticize the DOJ and end the abuses of its power we saw under Trump appointees Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr. Certainly, he has made some strides in that direction. But if the result of his de-politicization is tiptoeing around the egregious serial wrongdoing of the leaders of the Republican Party, then his efforts will have exactly the opposite of the intended effect. By failing to hold Trump and Co. accountable, Garland will set the stage for them to continue unabated their efforts to turn the U.S. into a one-party state in which only Republicans can win elections and any tactics they may use to hold on to power will have been effectively validated by the inaction of Garland and his DOJ.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Mon Nov 29, 2021, 08:49 AM (21 replies)

South African doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are 'unusual but mild'

Source: Telegraph UK

The first South African doctor to alert the authorities about patients with the omicron variant has told The Telegraph the symptoms of the new variant are unusual but mild.

Dr Angelique Coetze said she was first alerted to the possibility of a new variant when patients in her busy private practice in the capital Pretoria started to come in earlier this month with Covid-19 symptoms that didn’t make immediate sense.

They included young people of different backgrounds and ethnicities with intense fatigue and a six-year-old child with a very high pulse rate, she said. None suffered from a loss of taste or smell.

"Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before,” said Dr Coetze, a GP for 33 years who chairs South Africa’s Medical Association alongside running her practice.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/south-african-doctor-raised-alarm-omicron-variant-says-symptoms/



some other links

https://www.businessinsider.com/omicron-coronavirus-variant-cases-mild-south-africa-2021-11

Posted by LymphocyteLover | Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:18 PM (78 replies)

the disconnect between Biden's approval rating (low) & approval for his agenda (high)

So many great points here--

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462892936669061123?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462893621108264964?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462894051456389125?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462895115773562881?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462897404353695755?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462898242681720832?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462898873224028174?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462900109197389827?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462900590514745347?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462902048131891214?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462902876980891654?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462903492629213185?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462904402105311243?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462904822869508097?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462906028845060101?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462909534486343680?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462910349242515457?s=20

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1462910817322643459?s=20
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:41 PM (0 replies)

Utah Republicans override the public to gerrymander their way to more power

Sickening
https://www.democracydocket.com/alerts/utah-legislature-approves-new-congressional-map/


2018: Utah voters approve ballot measure to end partisan gerrymandering
2020: Utah Republicans repeal most of the ballot measure
2021: Utah Republicans pass a gerrymandered congressional map to guarantee all Republican seats

Posted by LymphocyteLover | Sat Nov 13, 2021, 09:47 AM (6 replies)

The gap in Covid's death toll between red and blue America has grown faster

https://twitter.com/duty2warn/status/1457713365036326918


Charles Gaba has more extensive analysis
https://twitter.com/charles_gaba/status/1457736662478426116?s=20
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Mon Nov 8, 2021, 01:28 PM (12 replies)
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