Monday, April 19, 2021

Key And Peele - 'Gay Wedding Advice'

60 Minutes - The Oath Keepers Militia Group's Path To Breaching The Capitol

MSNBC - Former FBI Hostage Negotiator On How Washington Can Escape Political Gridlock


 Salon: Marjorie Taylor Greene is a problem Republicans want - The far-right Georgia Republican allows the GOP to distance itself from her while she mainstreams white nationalism By Heather Digby Parton


 Washington Post: Opinion: The latest GOP efforts to bury Trump’s insurrection call for a tougher response Opinion by Greg Sargent

The single greatest threat posed by political radicalization in this country comes from violent right-wing extremism.


 NY Times: Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy - The country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march. By Nate Cohn

Al Franken - Republicans, Dark Money, And Corporate America's Role In Politics

MSNBC - Legendary Activist Noam Chomsky On Biden’s Presidency And The Modern GOP

The Lincoln Project - 'An Idea Called America'

Now We Wait

 Axios: "Believe your eyes": Prosecutors make closing arguments in Chauvin trial by Orion Rummler


 Washington Post: Tyrannosaurs likely hunted in packs rather than heading out solo, scientists find - The new discovery in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument could provide Biden with ammunition to restore the Utah site’s boundaries By Juliet Eilperin


 NY Times: Ron DeSantis Is the Republican Autopsy - As their theory of how to move past Donald Trump, G.O.P. insiders have the governor of Florida. By Ross Douthat



Have An Excellent Monday

 work by Laura Knight 1877 - 1970

The Dalai Lama - Finding Peace Of Mind

MTP - GOP Faces Massive Realignment As It Sheds College-Educated Voters

MSNBC - Wanna Bet? GOP Tries and Fails to Distract During Historic Confirmation


The Palmer Report: RNC is imploding amid battle over whether to let go of the ghost of Donald Trump by Bill Palmer

Without Training

 Guardian UK: Texas bill to carry gun without permit advances to state senate - If passed, Texans over age 21 could carry a gun without training or a background check. The state would be the 14th to have such a law by Erum Salam


 Guardian UK: ‘Course record still intact’: Biden on first underwhelming golf outing as president - In contrast, the golf-loving Trump by this point of his presidency had already recorded 19 separate visits to golf courses by Richard Luscombe


 Washington Post: Minneapolis braces for unrest as Derek Chauvin trial enters final phase By Tim Craig and Holly Bailey

Mars Helicopter

 Washington Post: NASA flies a helicopter on Mars, the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet - The small, four-pound helicopter was to fly to an altitude of just 10 feet in what NASA called a “Wright brothers moment” By Christian Davenport


NY Times: My Second Phase of Adulthood - How I’m changing my perspective on life. By Charles M. Blow important it is to live boldly, bravely and openly, to embrace every part of me and celebrate it, to say and write the important things...


NY Times: Minnesota Governor Calls Alleged Assaults on Journalists ‘Chilling’ - Gov. Tim Walz said he had told police officers to “make changes” that would allow reporters to do their jobs. By Kellen Browning

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 7:00 a.m. ET DOW futures are -89; the market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNBC: Workers are a year into collecting unemployment benefits. It’s causing problems by Greg Iacurc


 Get Pocket: 8 Over 80: Fascinating Exploits of People in Their 80s and Beyond - There’s no age limit to embarking on captivating, inspiring adventures. Author and activist Simran Jeet Singh spotlights eight stories about people of a certain age. by Amy Maoz

Friday, April 16, 2021


  Have an excellent weekend and see you bright and early Monday morning.

Valaida Snow - 'Patience and Fortitude' 1946

'Heart Sutra'

Modern Cave House

Craig Melvin - First Guilty Plea Entered In January 6 Capitol Riot Cases

The Lincoln Project - 'The Vote'


 Politico: The GOP-Big Business Divorce Goes Deeper Than You Think - It’s not just about voting rights; it’s that businesses and the Republican Party increasingly care about incompatible things, says Jeffrey Sonnenfeld. By ZACK STANTON

Thoughts And Prayers...

 Washington Post: Liberty University sues ex-president Jerry Falwell Jr., alleging breach of contract and cover-up of scandal The Lynchburg, Va., university is seeking more than $10 million in damages By Nick Anderson


 NY Times: In Russia, a Military Buildup That Can’t be Missed - Russia’s massing of tanks and infantry along its southwestern border with Ukraine was meant to send a message, analysts say. By Andrew E. Kramer

Morning Joe - President Biden's Approval Remains High Approaching 100th Day

The Lincoln Project - '100 Days'


 Washington Post: Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach By Spencer S. Hsu and Devlin Barrett

A founding member of the Oath Keepers (Jon Ryan Schaffer) arrested in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to cooperate against others in the case...


NY Times: Covid-19 Live Updates: White House Details Almost $2 Billion Plan to Track Variants - Public health experts have said the move is desperately needed to help forestall another devastating surge of coronavirus cases in the United States. Paraguay considers switching allegiance from Taiwan to China as it eyes vaccines. New York’s restaurants and attractions are reopening with flair.

The Onion - Bernie Madoff Assigned To Cushy Circle Of Hell For White-Collar Sinners

The Onion: Bernie Madoff Assigned To Cushy Circle Of Hell For White-Collar Sinners


 Axios: Russia to expel 10 U.S diplomats in response to sanctions by Zachary Basu

Have An Excellent Friday

 work by Bruce Cohen


Modern Deck, Pergola, Patio And Fire Pit Full Build Time Lapse- Zen Backyard Transformation

Rachel Maddow - Collusion - Sanctions Announcement Completes Circle Between Trump Camp And Russian Intel

MSNBC - ‘People Feel Betrayed’ - Chicagoans React To Fatal Police Shooting Of 7th Grader

Lawrence O'Donnell - Schiff - First Time US Gov’t Publicly Confirms Trump Campaign-Russia Channel


 The Palmer Report: Kevin McCarthy is drowning in it by Bill Palmer


 Guardian UK: Alarm is growing’: Michigan governor faces shutdown dilemma as Covid cases rise by Tom Perkins


 Guardian UK: US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals - Officers and officials also donated to fundraisers for far-right activists and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans by Jason Wilson


Washington Post: Inspector general says police order to hold back riot-control weapons compromised Capitol on Jan. 6 By Karoun Demirjian


Washington Post: Armed ‘quick reaction force’ was waiting for order to storm Capitol, Justice Dept. says By Rachel Weiner and Spencer S. Hsu

As the Capitol was overrun on Jan. 6, armed supporters of President Donald Trump were waiting across the Potomac in Virginia for orders to bring guns into the fray, a prosecutor said Wednesday in federal court.


 NY Times: A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States - In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project. By Daniel Victor and Jenny Gross


  I'm so sick of this. 

NY Times: Live Updates: Shooting at FedEx Warehouse in Indianapolis Kills 8, Police Say - At least seven other people were injured. The authorities said the gunman was believed to have killed himself.

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 7:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +37; the market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNBC: ‘We need at least one more check.’ The case for a fourth stimulus payment by Lorie Konish