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Our dog Bailey is improving a little, but still can't breathe on his own

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181452642

Veterinary Referral Associates, where he is hospitalized, called this morning and said he is starting to respond a little to the steroids and other medication they are giving him. He still can't breathe without the supplemental oxygen he is receiving.

The vets say he is such a sweetheart. He really is. They've sent a few pictures of him.

He must be terribly scared to be without my daughter and our two other dogs, Penny and Daisy. He's never been seriously ill in his 13 years.

Between Bailey's illness, and the horror that took place at the U.S. Capitol, we are nervous wrecks.

Thank you all for your good wishes, blessings and healing vibes for Bailey. I am immensely grateful.

Is there any legal avenue to void lifetime judicial appointments

made by the Un-American Terrorist Republican Party?

Asking for a friend

Twitter warns of new violence to come, brewing again on social media, as reason for Trump ban

Washington Post
By Craig Timberg and Drew Harwell
Jan. 9, 2021 at 9:56 a.m. EST

Twitter’s extraordinary action against President Trump on Friday night was driven both by the violent rampage of his supporters in Washington and what the company said was a looming “secondary attack” on the U.S. Capitol and state government facilities next weekend — a finding that tracks with the open threats of violence independent researchers have also found across the Web.

Calls for widespread protests on the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden have been rampant online for weeks. These demonstrations are scheduled to culminate with what organizers have dubbed a “Million Militia March” on Jan. 20 as Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris are to be sworn in on the same Capitol grounds that rioters overran on Wednesday.

As with the online chatter ahead of that assault on the Capitol, these calls to action have bristled with violent talk and vows to bring guns to Washington in defiance of the city’s strict weapons laws. Twitter cited some of these posts in its announcement Friday night stripping Trump of his account and preventing him from creating new ones in the future. Some event listings are openly discussing delivering “justice” for Ashli Babbitt, a rioter and Air Force veteran who was fatally shot by police inside the Capitol on Wednesday.

“Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021,” Twitter’s announcement said Friday night, noting two recent Trump tweets it said were “likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-protests/

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin needs to get T-rump indicted by a DC grand jury

One way to stop the terrorist President, in my opinion, would be for Sherwin, as the top prosecutor in Washington DC, to convene a grand jury for the purpose of indicting T-rump on charges relating to the January 6 insurrection.

I know nothing about Sherwin's political leanings, but he reportedly has not ruled it out. This was posted on CNBC on Thursday:

"The top federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., on Thursday pointedly did not rule out charging President Donald Trump in connection with inciting a riot after his supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol complex a day earlier.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said the Department of Justice will consider lodging criminal charges against anyone who played a role in the riot, which for hours delayed the confirmation by Congress of Joe Biden’s election as the next president."

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/07/federal-prosecutor-doesnt-rule-out-prosecuting-trump-for-inciting-capitol-riot.html

From now on, I will refer to the Republican Party as the Terrorist Republican Party

and the GOP as the Terrorist GOP
and Republicans as Terrorist Republicans

The Capitol Riot Is Over. But the Search for Booby Traps Could Take Weeks.

By Elaine Shannon

The U.S. Capitol is not safe.

It’s safer than it was Wednesday, when a mob stormed it shortly after 1 p.m. The Capitol complex was declared secured by the police by 5:40 p.m.

And it’s safer after U.S. Capitol Police discovered a red GMC Sierra 1500 pickup parked near the Capitol which, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Capitol policeman, contained a handgun, an M4 carbine assault rifle, magazines of ammunition and 11 mason jars filled with a gasoline-Styrofoam mix, that, when detonated, would act like napalm, sticking to and ferociously burning any surface or human body where it landed.
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There are innumerable potential hiding places for lethal devices that can be activated later, by a remote trigger such as a cell phone, or by a vibration-sensitive device like the one that sets off a car alarm when a vehicle rumbles by or honks. Or somebody could have stuck a handgun inside a vase or hollow lamp or behind a toilet, à la Michael Corleone’s first hit, intending to return later as a tourist, reclaim the gun and assassinate some lawmaker.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-capitol-riot-is-over-but-the-search-for-booby-traps-could-take-weeks?ref=home

Fire at India hospital ward kills 10 babies

Source: BBC

Ten babies, some them days old, have been killed in a fire at a hospital in India as members of staff rushed to evacuate the ward early on Saturday.

Seven infants were rescued from the blaze before firefighters arrived at the Bhandara District Hospital in the western state of Maharashtra.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the incident as a "heart-wrenching tragedy".

The cause of the fire is not yet known and an investigation is under way.



Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55599672



Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Faces Facebook Restrictions

NBC4Washington
By Alan Suderman • Published January 9, 2021 • Updated on January 9, 2021 at 12:17 am

A Virginia gubernatorial candidate who is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump has had new restrictions placed on her Facebook account after falsely blaming antifa activists for Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Democrats, meanwhile, called on her to resign.

Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase said Facebook has blocked her from making posts or comments on the social media site for 30 days. She said she's also banned from doing live video or buying advertisements for 60 days.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/politics/first-read-dmv/virginia-gubernatorial-candidate-faces-facebook-restrictions/2535033/

CNN Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment as early as Monday

Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment as early as Monday

From CNN's Lauren Fox, Manu Raju and Jamie Gangel

House Democrats are currently planning to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump as soon as Monday, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

That could set up a vote in the House early to the middle of next week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not explicitly said when this will go to the floor.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/washington-dc-riots-trump-news-friday/index.html

Tennessee House Speaker on FBI raid: Those subject to search warrants on 'administrative leave'

Federal agents descended on multiple Tennessee Republican House members' homes and state offices on Friday, collecting evidence while executing search warrants.

At least 10 agents from the FBI entered the Cordell Hull legislative office building just before 8 a.m., fanning out to multiple offices carrying empty boxes with them.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee confirmed the FBI visited the homes of former House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin; Rep. Robin Smith, R-Hixson; Rep. Todd Warner, R-Chapel Hill; and former Casada aide Cade Cothren.

According to multiple people with knowledge of the investigation, agents searched their homes.

The FBI also searched the office of Rep. Kent Calfee, R-Kingston, though House Speaker Cameron Sexton said he understood that Calfee "is not part of the investigation." Calfee's legislative assistant, however, has been placed on administrative leave in connection with the inquiry.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/08/fbi-agents-search-offices-multiple-tennessee-republicans-capitol/6593526002/
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