One of the terrorists was questioned by a police officer during the Capitol invasion. The police officer asked why. The terrorist responded: “What are we supposed to do? OK? The Supreme Court’s not helping us, so no one’s helping us. Only we can do it.”
A protester soon to turn terrorist was listening to Giuliani’s talk. No one will forget Giuliani’s directive: “So let’s have trial by combat.” The protester was heard to say: “He just said trial by combat!…..I’m ready! I’m ready!”
Trump’s January 6 failure affects his family also.
Ivanka was standing next to her father as he spoke to the protesters egging them on. One of Ivanka’s friends later asked, “How do you associate yourself with the worst, most toxic people in U.S. history?”
Ivanka’s former friend also said, “People used to fear Trump’s wrath, now they fear his affiliation. The stink of his family is impossible to get off.”
A Capitol police officer died from injuries sustained while the protesters were on their way to the Capitol. His name Brian D. Sicknick. He was injured while physically engaging with the protesters.
He returned to the station and dropped.
Interestingly, a number of high police officials from various departments are resigning. As they should. They were ill prepared for the onslaught and should have been. There was ample advance notice.
Pelosi wants to impeach. Many agree with her. Others want Amendment 25 to be invoked.
Neither feasible. Statements being made nothing but political talk.
Twelve days remaining till Biden’s inauguration. The House can impeach Trump with a vote. That merely says he is impeached. It does not say he is guilty of anything. The Senate decides guilt.
There is not sufficient time to conclude an impeachment proceeding.
Amendment 25 does not fly either. It requires the Vice-President and entire Cabinet to agree. Good luck! I do not seeing everyone joining in.
Even if all did, this is a first time event for Amendment 25 to be invoked. There will be all kinds of court proceedings immediately following its invocation. Time during which Trump will probably be permitted to continue actively as President.
I could be wrong re Amendment 25. My problem is I cannot envision a court failing to give Trump the usual immediate and up front court arguments. The same normally available to every person.
Trump and self-pardoning. Can’t see it happening and be found later by a court to be valid.. A sinner cannot forgive himself.
Word is Trump has been questioning the possibility big time with office staff and outside attorneys. The inquiries have increased since January 6.
Interestingly, Trump has had the issue under research since 2017. What did he do before 2017?
A gamble at best for Trump. A losing hand in the end.
Podcaster Michael Snyder made some interesting observations on January 4, two days before the Capitol riot. His comments were titled: The U.S. Has Become A Banana Republic.
His primary concern was the U.S. borrowing money as it has been: “If we continue destroying the U.S. dollar at current pace, toilet paper will eventually be more valuable than U.S. dollars.”
Stimulus dollars are especially killing the American economy. The U.S. presently borrows to meet its needs. A situation that cannot go on forever. Money is going out faster than coming in.
My housekeeper is from Guatemala. She was shocked by what happened at the Capitol. She said that she came to the U.S. because her country was a banana republic. Governments frequently changing. Without benefit of the ballot. Force to accomplish a takeover.
Her concern genuine. She asked what I thought. I said I did not know. I never expected a January 6.
Florida’s Governor DeSantis is Trump reincarnated. I have said so many times over the past 2 years. He has been Trump’s lap dog.
Trump said several times DeSantis was the best Governor in America. The reason being DeSantis danced to Trump’s tune. Did everything Trump said should be done the way Trump thought it should be done.
Florida’s vacine distribution is screwed up. Dramatically. Other states also to be fair. CNN host Brianna Keller recently called DeSantis “an ass” for scolding a reporter who blamed him for vaccine distribution issues at Florida hospitals.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month.
A crisis situation.
Most Americans believe those trafficked for illicit sex are from Europe and Asia. Not the case. Most are U.S. young girls and boys. Abducted forever in their home country the United States.
Foreigners trafficked and brought to the U.S.average 14,500 to 17,500 in recent years. Americans at risk are estimated at 200,00 per year.
The three highest states in the U.S. where human trafficking exists are California, New York and Texas.
There is a division between females and males. Seventy percent are young females, 30 percent young males.
I don’t believe it! Is Syracuse going to have a bad basketball season? No way. Too good for it.
My impression of the team’s abilities were stomped upon in wednesday’s game against Pitt. Syracuse had a 14 point lead at half time. Syracuse lost 63-60. Pitt never led till 8.2 seconds were left in the game.
Enjoy your day!