President Impeach and the Capitol Insurrection Fallout – What I Learned Today – Monday, January 11

Trump is going to go down as the first president in history to be impeached twice.  And he managed to do it within just one term.  And to think that he has done much more impeachable acts that Congress just didn’t bother to follow up on:


A message from Arnold:


I feel like Trump will be more pissed about this than being impeached twice:


So it turns out that the people who stormed the Capitol were overwhelmingly Trump supporters. Who would have guessed that?


Melania has put out a statement about the coup and after giving condolences to the insurrectionists, then also gives her condolence for the Capitiol officer who was killed and then immediately casts herself as the victim:

During the riot, Melania was busy doing a photoshoot with rugs and declined to put out a statement about what was happening. Getting the lighting right on the rugs was the priority.


Parler (I downloaded it the other night in case Trump popped up on there and it is a terrible platform.  It is clunky, not very intuitive, and I’m not going to even discuss the content) has lost their hosting and is currently offline:



 

 

What I Learned Today – Friday, January 8

Still super busy and this week really doesn’t want to end. Just a few things that have happened over the last few hours:

Good!


Good!


GOOOD!!!!!!


Good, we didn’t want you there anyway:


Not good!  Death rate passed 4,000 for the first time:


Trump’s admin is certainly ending with the country in tatters.  Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to elect a game show host as president.


Let’s end the week on a good busking performance:

What I Learned Today – Wednesday, January 7

I’m a bit busy today since I wasn’t very productive yesterday.  I’m going to assume that I wasn’t the only one. I’ll try to update this post as I can today.

Biden’s Presidency has now been confirmed by Congress.


Facebook has suspended Trump’s account indefinitely:


Rudy tried getting Trumpian Tuberville to slow down yesterday’s electoral vote counting but got the number wrong and left the message on a different Senator’s voicemail who promptly made it public:


Rats, ships, you get the idea:


We are just about at 4,000 daily deaths due to Covid in the US now:


For anybody who is hoping that Congress will do something to stop Trump’s insurrections:


 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – What I Learned Today – Wednesday, January 6


Lindsey’s moment of clarity he had back in 2016 before he decided (or was blackmailed) to be Trump’s full body masseuse has turned out to be quite prophetic.  Trump went into office with the GOP controlling the House and Senate and now they have lost the Presidency, House, and Senate (Senate is a bit more complex because it will be a 50/50 tie, but with a Democratic VP, Mitch McConnell finds himself as Minority Leader, which sounds so good I need to repeat it.  Minority Leader Mitch McConnell).  Ossoff has not officially won yet but it’s looking really good right now. This is a pretty big blow for the GOP who thought the path to victory was lining up behind an absolute lunatic.

And it may have been enough, except Stacey Abrams did such an amazing job at raising enthusiasm and voter turnout that enough can’t be said about how she has carried that state for the Dems since her loss to Kemp in the Governor’s race in 2018.

 

 

 

 

And let the blame game begin:


Today is the day that Congress counts the votes and makes Biden’s win official. Of course, Trump thinks that Pence is going to just light a match and burn any votes that would give Biden the win:


To be clear, this is not a thing. Pence has no power to just toss votes. Pence is opening up envelopes and handing them to be counted to the bipartison counters.  It’s a no win situation for Pence because Trump and the MAGAts are going to turn on him in a big way.


This cake looks amazing, and ridiculous to make. But still worth posting:

Heavy Metal 5G Vaccines and the Georgia Election is Happening – What I Learned Today – Tuesday, January 5

Election day in Georgia.  I’m not getting my hopes up. I think the chances of both Dems winning are nil, and even one winning is a bit of a stretch, but I’d like to think the antics of the GOP supporting a proud lunatic of a president and killing the $2,000 stimulus checks would be enough to push some moderates over to vote blue. But, it never seems to happen that way does it? Maybe I should give up the thought that there are moderates left in the GOP. Meanwhile:


Imagine being so scared of everything that you need to be armed everywhere you go.


Dear Scotland, good luck:


Conspiracy theorists share a schematic they claim to be a “5G chip” that is in the covid vaccines.  Turns out the schematic is actually a guitar distortion pedal.

The conspiracy theorists shared the schematic online, claiming it depicted the diagram for the supposed 5G chip. It features a section labelled “5G frequency” – clearly the source of many a theorist’s eureka moment – as well as terms guitarists will find familiar: “MT-2 Gain”, “Footswitch” among the most recognizable.

Mario Fusco, a senior software engineer at Redhat, spotted the misinformation and took to Twitter to flag it.


Sometimes, once in a blue moon, people can be amazing:


Twelve Thirty


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What I Learned Today – Monday, January 4

2021 officially starts today.  Oh, sure, we’re four days in. But, come on. You cannot really start a year on a weekend. I’m “back at work”, so working from home still for the foreseeable future. At the rate the vaccinations are going, I expect to get mine sometime in 2024.

I hope everybody had a safe and socially distanced holiday.  Judging from the pictures I have seen on social media, we are going to be in for a rough few weeks with infection rates and hospitalizations.


Our criminal president is spending his last few days in office trying to fit in as many crimes as possible. A tape leaked of a phone call with him trying to threaten the GA Secretary of State into “finding” enough votes for him to win the election:

 

I really wish Dems would start another impeachment against him. It’s so obvious that he is going to spend the next 17 days in office trying to steal the election (Jan 6th won’t be the end of it) and even though he has zero chance of succeeding, he still can cause problems and stir up unrest.  Put him on the defensive at least to throw him off his game.


How is Brexit going?


How are things with Covid?


Keith Richards talks to a horse:


There’s a neighborhood in California next to an airport where people park their planes in their garages and driveways:

Lazy Coup Attempts and Japanese Omelets – What I Learned Today – Tuesday, December 8

People keep saying that Trump is only fighting to keep the money coming in, which most likely started out true, but as with everything else, Trump keeps losing the script and thinking that it really is about overthrowing Democracy and installing himself dictator:

And his band of sycophants line right up behind him:

 

Texas AG petitions the Supreme Court to overturn the election results:

And then there is this:


The first person (well, outside of trials l suppose) has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  She is a 90 year old grandmother in the UK:

Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at about 6.45am at her local hospital in Coventry.

Originally from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, she has lived in Coventry for more than 60 years. She will receive a booster jab in 21 days to ensure she has the best chance of being protected against the virus.

Ms Keenan, who turns 91 next week, is a former jewellery shop assistant who only retired four years ago.

And after asking himself to vaccine or not to vaccine, that is the question, the 2nd person stepped unto the breach:

And another screwup of Trumpian proportions:

Covid deaths are 8 times higher than flu or pneumonia.

Coronavirus is causing more than eight times the number of deaths from flu or pneumonia, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

In the week to 20 November the ONS said there were 2,697 deaths where Covid-19 was listed on the death certificate and 2,361 deaths where the virus was considered the main cause of death.

This compares to just 280 deaths with flu or pneumonia listed as the cause of death in the same week. There were 2,605 deaths which involved flu of pneumonia.

Across England and Wales, there were 20 per cent more deaths in the seven days to 20 November than the five-year average, with a total of 12,535 deaths reported.

 

A quick overview of how the Covid-19 vaccine works:


Japanese cooking relaxes me:


In complete disclosure, I’m bored with the choreographed Christmas light idea, but since this is A-ha’s Take on Me, I ended up watching most of it:


Mario Lopez is Colonel Sanders, in a KFC seduction thriller movie on Lifetime. Because, sure, why not?