Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh

Hola, Dear Reader. It’s Sunday, January 17, 2021, and it’s late in the afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Right now the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under mostly cloudy skies; with humidity at 59% and becalmed winds, the feels-like temperature is 61˚F (16˚C). The forecast for the rest of the afternoon calls for mostly cloudyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, January 17, 2021, or: My 4K UHD/Blu-ray Collection Gets ‘Bourne’…and Trump’s Final Days in Office Are Nigh”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Right-Wing Delusion – the Saga of Alleged Trump Rioter Jenna Ryan

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Well, here we are, 10 days after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol in anContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Right-Wing Delusion – the Saga of Alleged Trump Rioter Jenna Ryan”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Right now the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind becalmed and humidity at 49%, the feels-like temperature is 66˚F (19˚C), which is slightly higher than the original forecast high of 63˚F (17˚C). Tonight, we canContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Impeached AGAIN…But Will There Be a Senate Trial?”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Impeachment Debate Begins in U.S. House of Representatives

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Presently, the temperature is 55˚F (13˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 55˚F (13˚C). Today, the forecast calls for rain and a high of 61˚FContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Impeachment Debate Begins in U.S. House of Representatives”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida, where the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 72˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast: Partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C). Tonight, weContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: How Trump Supporters See Trump and the Capitol Breach

In the wake of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC by a mob of Trump supporters seeking to overthrow the results of the November 2020 election, I’ve tried to get a lock on how the Make America Great Again crowd is reacting to this latest act of domestic terrorism by right-wing fansContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: How Trump Supporters See Trump and the Capitol Breach”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 9, 2021. As I write this, the temperature is 55˚F (13˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 55˚F (13˚C). The rest of theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, January 8, 2021. Right now the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 63˚F (17˚C). Today’s forecast: partly sunny skies andContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands”

After the Assault on the Capitol: SecTrans Chao, Other Officials Quit in Wake of MAGA Rioters’ Attack on Congress

(A Trump nomination) “would be an utter, complete and total disaster. If you’re a xenophobic, race-baiting, religious bigot, you’re going to have a hard time being president of the United States, and you’re going to do irreparable damage to the party.” – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), December 2015 One day after an armed mob ofContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: SecTrans Chao, Other Officials Quit in Wake of MAGA Rioters’ Attack on Congress”

After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends

To my Trump-supporting friends: If, after what happened in Washington yesterday, you still support Donald Trump, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I, along with many other Americans who oppose Trump, including respectable conservatives like George F. Will and Jennifer Rubin, tried telling you that there were better, smarter Republicans than Donald Trump out there.Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends”