Today in My History

2000:  I'm All Right, Jack
2001:  Secra
2002:  Hate Is Not a Family Value
2003:  Humbled
2004:  For Want of a Subject
2005:  Where's the Cream Cheese?
Off to Vloggercon
2007:  All Things Parisian
2008:  Joe
2009:  Whoda Thunk?
2010:  Letters from the Kids
Judy and Cappy
2012: Compression: Not
2013: Sunday Stealing

The Magic Kingdom
2015: Wouldn't It Be Loverly
2016: Meltdown
2017: Saturday 9
2018  Sunday Stealing
2019: The Early Bird
Judy, Judy, Judy

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 5/24
"Zero Day"
David Baldacci
(book #25 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
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Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/21)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

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10 June 2022

"There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain."

This was Republican Liz Cheney's comment to Republican Senators who have remained faithful to Donald Trump and who said that the January 6 hearings were going to be a "nothing burger."

Night One was definitely not a nothing burger.  The nine-member House panel pinned blame for the January 6 violence squarely on Trump, who knew he had lost the 2020 presidential election but lied to the American people that his defeat was due to fraud and then actively worked to subvert democracy.

After conducting 1,000 interviews and gathering 140,000 documents over the course of the year, the committee launched its presentation with a blunt reminder of the vicious violence unleashed by the mob that day.  We assume that we've seen pretty much everything there is to see about the riot at the capitol, but the video they started the proceedings with contained a lot of new stuff, more violent, even, than we have seen before. 

With so many interviews to choose from, it was clear that everyone but Trump felt that Biden won the election.

Attorney General William Barr called Trump's insistence that there was voting irregularity "bull shit" and even devoted daughter Ivanka said she respected Barr and believed what he said was correct.

The committee made it clear that Trump had invited by tweet the far-right, neo-fascist male organization, The Proud Boys, to join him on January 6 and that things would be "wild." Hotels in DC were full.

And though everyone told the president that he needed to ask the people rioting to stop, that he needed to call in help, he did nothing.   It was actually Pence that was issuing the orders for the military to send the National Guard.  Instead Trump sat at the TV and watched what was going on and some say he was "giddy" and re-watched things that got particularly violent. At one point he agreed that perhaps hanging Mike Pence was a good idea.

The committee set up the series of hearings that will be held through June with all sorts of promises of  things that will be discussed further.  All the major networks covered the hearing except FOX, which not only did not cover it, but Tucker Carlson reported for an hour without commercial, so there would be no chance for someone to turn away from FOX to see what was being broadcast on other networks.

I don't know what the result of this hearing is going to be, but if you haven't seen session one, please check out the other sessions.  It's a real eye-opener.  (Next session will be Monday morning, 10 a.m., east coast time)




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