From the NYTimes: Before Capitol Riot, Republican Lawmakers Fanned the Flames A “1776 moment”: Several of the president’s closest allies in Congress used bellicose language to urge their supporters to attend the Jan. 6 rally that turned into a deadly riot. Just so we don’t forget.
From my sister Theresa – Tis Time For A FUNDEMIC!
Over at SWISSINFO is a telling summary of the Swiss newspaper editorials concerning the mob at the US Capitol on 01/06/2021: Swiss Perspectives The Tages-Anzeiger said: “If there’s one positive aspect to the storming of Congress, it’s that whoever still goes along with Trump’s insanity will now go down with him. In that respect, the … [Read more…]
Just so we don’t forget: The 147 Republicans Who Voted To Overturn Election Results By Karen Yourish, Larry Buchanan and Denise Lu Updated January 7, 2021 Here are the eight senators and 139 representatives who voted to sustain one or both objections.
From the NYT today – I never thought that we would see this: Business Leaders Condemn Violence on Capitol Hill: ‘This Is Sedition’ The National Association of Manufacturers, one of the country’s largest lobbying groups, suggested that Vice President Mike Pence should consider invoking a provision of the 25th Amendment that allows members of the … [Read more…]
Geyserville Press 5 January 1940 The FARMERS CORNER by RALPH H TAYLOR – Sec. Agricultural Legislative Committee of California California’s battle to escape being known the world over as the promised land of the migrant worker is still far from won. Wheezing relics of the nation’s second-hand car lots—the drab “covered wagons” of the victims … [Read more…]
An obituary from the New York Times. LOS ANGELES — John Outterbridge, a Los Angeles cultural leader and artist who made powerful sculptures from what is usually dismissed as junk or castoffs — a means of exploring loaded social issues as well as celebrating a history of African-American resourcefulness — died here on Nov. 12. … [Read more…]
Legacy IT systems are everywhere—and they need help – By Steven Cherry IEEE Spectrum In 2005, Bob Charette wrote a seminal article, entitled “Why Software Fails.” Now, fifteen years later, he strikes a similar nerve with another cover story that shines a light at the vast and largely hidden problem of legacy IT. Bob is … [Read more…]
At Wired, an in depth essay on the work and firing of Chris Krebs at the CISA. While this is, I’m sure, just one of the many assholeries we’ll see from Trump on his way out, it is a tragedy in its own right.
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation is a NY Times photo essay by Richard Frishman. At far right, the onetime “Colored” window at Edd’s Drive-In, in Pascagoula, Miss. After being tipped off by a contributor to a website called Preservation in Mississippi, I verified the history of the window at Edd’s Drive-In with … [Read more…]