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* GOP Gov. candidate Loren Culp drops fraud lawsuit,
* Thurston Sheriff tests positive for COVID-19, with outbreak at jail,
* COVID deaths near 400,000, far exceeding Trump’s benchmark for success!

“President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris celebrate their victory in the 2020 election, Saturday, November 7, 2020.” Credit: Andrew Harnik, Pool, File/ P Photo.
  • Editor’s note: Last week we had Insurrection Week, this week we had Impeachment Week, and next week we have Inauguration Week.
  • Former Google ethicist Tristan Harris says the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, “predicted so much of what happened on January 6th.” Harris says the Capitol insurrection was a manifestation of the social media business model leading us to “a more and more extreme view of reality.” Harris added, ‘We have been watching different movies of reality’ during his interview on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
  • The January 6 insurrection was a last gasp for white supremacy,” by Anand Giridharadas, publisher of The.Ink.
  • The insurrectionists are not the future, rather are fighting to hold onto the past: a White, Male, Christian dominated America that is losing grip after centuries of dominance and control.
  • Next week, we inaugurate a new President, Joe Biden, and our first Vice President, a first for a woman, a first for a person of color, Kamala Harris.
  • I look to the future while the relics of the past fight to hold on, yet are falling away.
  • The future I envision is one where all peoples are equally accepted and different points of view are considered, respected, and honored from: women, First Nations, people of color, our LGBTQ community, immigrants, and those of all faiths.


Rep. Marilyn Strickland: Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump – “there was no other option than to impeach President Trump and remove him from office”

The Olympian: Entire state remains in Phase 1 of reopening plan but Thurston’s region makes progress

JOLT News: County health officer sent additional guidance to school officials today – Schools can plan to expand in-person classes as soon as Jan. 25

McClatchy News: Loren Culp, who lost Washington governor race by 13% ends fraud lawsuit [the lawsuit was dismissed “with prejudice,” which means the lawsuit can’t be refiled.]

The Olympian: Thurston Sheriff tests positive for COVID-19 as county confirms outbreak at jail

Washington State House of Republicans: Republican leaders answer media questions in response to governor’s inaugural address

The Air Current: Boeing’s MCAS on the 737 MAX may not have been needed at all

Airliner Watch: Boeing’s Dreamliner generates zero deliveries for the second month in a raw

Ask The Pilot: So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News


WaPo: Death toll approaches 400,000, far exceeding Trump’s benchmark for success in containing the virus

WaPo: Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access

CNBC: Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle back plan to develop a digital Covid vaccination passport

Airliner Watch: American Airlines becomes first US airline to introduce “Health Passport” for all international flights to US

Vox Media: Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop. – Health experts say you should avoid optional trips whenever you can. You probably need a better mask, too.

The Norwegian Medicines Agency: 23 deaths associated with covid-19 vaccination [Pfizer/BioNTech shot] of which 13 have been assessed. Common adverse reactions may have contributed to a severe course in elderly people who are frail.

NBC News: Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard as part of national vaccination plan


U. S. Dept. of Defense: Joint Chiefs Stress Service Members’ Commitment to Constitution

The Daily Kos: Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to head investigation of Capitol Hill security

Daily Beast: MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him Packing [Click here for a close-up of his notes.]

Truthout: QAnon Trump Supporter Jacob Chansley Seeks Pardon From Trump for Capitol Breach

Truthout: Biden Calls for $15 Federal Minimum Wage With Pandemic Relief Package

NBC News: Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them

PR Watch: The Republican Attorneys General Association was a member of the coalition that organized the January 6 protest.

McClatchey News: Will the fences ever come down? Some worry Capitol security surge to become permanent

UK Daily Mail: BLM activist egged on Capitol rioters: Left-winger who told CNN he was there simply to document the siege is arrested after video reveals he smashed a window, told rioters he had a knife and shouted ‘we got to get this s**t burned’

CNBC: ‘Strong evidence’ pro-Trump rioters intended to kill Pence, Congress members, prosecutors say

The Nation: I No Longer Trust Law Enforcement to Keep Biden and Harris Safe on Inauguration Day – The siege of the Capitol revealed what most Black people already knew: Law enforcement is in league with Trumpism.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Jordan Klepper Sees It All at The Capitol Insurrection


Intelligencer: Trump Is on the Verge of Losing Everything

CNBC: Trump to depart White House hours before Biden inauguration, flying Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago last time

Truthout: QAnon Trump Supporter Jacob Chansley Seeks Pardon From Trump for Capitol Breach

Common Dreams: “Damning” New Inspector General Report Finds Proof of Trump Team Cruelty to Asylum Seekers

CNBC: Palm Beach County eyes yanking Trump golf course lease after U.S. Capitol riot

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