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”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 6, 2021, or: Hasta la vista, Kelly Loeffler!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 68˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 30% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 5 MPH (8 KM/H). the feels-like factor is 68˚F (20˚C). The forecast for the rest of theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, January 6, 2021, or: Hasta la vista, Kelly Loeffler!”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 2, 2021, or: Meet the New Year…Same as the Old Year

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s Saturday, January 2, 2021, and it is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida. Right now, the temperature is 81˚F (27˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 66% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the heat index is 83˚F (28˚C). Today’s forecast callsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 2, 2021, or: Meet the New Year…Same as the Old Year”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 30, 2021, or: The End of the Year Draws Nigh!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Presently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 94% and a becalmed wind, the feels-like factor is 61˚F (16˚C). Apparently, we are in a bit of a warming trend; today’s forecast calls for mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, December 30, 2021, or: The End of the Year Draws Nigh!”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, December 15, 2020, or: Coping With the Madness of the Worst Year Ever

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Currently, the temperature is 71˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is also  71˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, December 15, 2020, or: Coping With the Madness of the Worst Year Ever”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 14, 2020, or: Electoral College Madness!

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here on Monday, December 14, 2020. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy conditions (although in my immediate vicinity the sun tries to peep through the veil of gray clouds). With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 6 MPHContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 14, 2020, or: Electoral College Madness!”