January 15, 2021

Political News from Thursday:
* Online extremists are ignoring Trump’s call for calm,
* DC attorney general wants to interview Donald Trump Jr.,
* Rex Tillerson on the mess Donald Trump is leaves behind!

20th Century Fox Macaulay Culkin and Donald Trump in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Credit: © Provided by People


WaPo: Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic and health-care relief package

The Daily Kos: Trump admin launches despicable attack on LGBTQ people on its way out

People: Macaulay Culkin Supports Calls to Edit Donald Trump Out of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Politico: Online extremists are ignoring Trump’s call for calm

Law & Crime: Democrats Introduce Resolution to Permanently Ban Trump from Stepping Foot on U.S. Capitol Grounds

CNN: DC attorney general wants to interview Donald Trump Jr. as part of Trump inaugural funds abuse probe

Foreign Policy: ‘We’re in a Worse Place Today Than We Were Before He Came In’ – Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the mess Donald Trump is leaving behind.

UK’s Daily Mail: Trump ‘orders aides not to pay Giuliani’s $20,000-a-day legal fee’

USA TODAY: Olympic gold medaslist Klete Keller, charged in U.S. Capitol riot, turns himself in to federal authorities

WaPo: QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start. [Ed. note: QAnons are followers and interpreters of Q.]

Reuters: Exclusive: Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return

The Daily Kos: Every outgoing president since Reagan has received a farewell ceremony from Pentagon … until Trump

KING-5 TV: What does President Trump’s impeachment mean this time? A Seattle political scientist explains

Truthout: At Least 28 Cops Were Attendees at Pro-Trump Rally Preceding Attack on Capitol

MSNBC: One of Trump’s most significant failures is a massive win for the climate movement

WaPo: Trump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again

January 14, 2021

Regional News: * Gov. Inslee delivers historic third inaugural address,
* Fire spares Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm,
* Dollar General Store comes to Rainier!

The Presidential Inauguration will be protected!
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands in front of a National Guard troop as she speaks, on the East Entrance of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2021.
Oliver Contreras, SIPA, AP, via CNBC


JOLT News: Fire spares Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm business but destroys barn and equipment

The Olympian: Here’s how long the National Guard will remain at the Capitol Campus

Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee delivers historic third inaugural address

Associated Press: Defiance of virus dining bans grows as restaurants flounder

McClatchy News: Do your favorite restaurants take COVID safety seriously? Yelp rolls out new tools

NVN: Yelm Farm and Pet Family Business Earns Loyal — and Growing — Following

JOLT News: Unique low-vision clinic serves Thurston County residents

The Olympian: Washington lawmakers’ push to reform policing begins with hearing on changes to tactics

NVN: Six Months Later, [beloved] Yelm Family Still Recovering From COVID-19 – Mike and Karen Conley Keep Positive Attitudes

NVN: Dollar General Coming to Rainier

NVN: Tenino hires first female Police Chief in Thurston County history.


WaPo: Female scientists focus on a secret weapon to fight climate change: Moms

CNBC: Airlines beef up security ahead of Biden inauguration

CNBC: The unemployment rate is above 20% for the lowest-paid workers, Fed’s Brainard says

The Points Guy: The US will soon require pre-departure COVID-19 testing: What does this mean if you’re already abroad?

The Points Guy: 10 things you need to know about getting COVID-19 tested for US-bound international flights

January 14, 2021

Political news from Wednesday:
* National Guard deployment to secure the U.S. Capitol,
* Law firm Seyfarth Shaw dropping the Trump Org. as a client!

Police officers salute as the hearse carrying the remains of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passes along Third Street SW on Sunday. Sicknick was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 6 as a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol. Credit: Matt McClain, The Washington Post


Seattle Times: Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, of Vancouver, explains why she’s voting to impeach Trump [Ed. note: Herrera Beutler’s District 3 encompasses the southern rural areas of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino.]

FOX News: Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY.]: ‘There has never been a greater betrayal by a President’

CNBC: Trump impeachment trial likely during Biden term as McConnell refuses to reconvene Senate early

CNBC: Images show National Guard deployment to secure the U.S. Capitol after riotsPelosi calls Trump ‘clear and present danger to the nation,’ thanks troops protecting Congress

Reuters: Law firm Seyfarth Shaw is dropping the Trump Organization as a client in the wake of last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Truthout: GOP Reps Accused of Giving “Reconnaissance” Tours of Capitol Before Mob Attack

WaPo: Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump’s failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol

CBNC: Trump’s election lies were among his most popular tweets

WaPo: Backlash to riot at Capitol hobbles Trump’s business as banks, partners flee the brand

CNN: Trump supporter asked how he’d feel if he found out Trump was lying to him

The Daily Kos: Pro-Trump Attorney Lin Wood Not of ‘Sufficient Character’ to Practice Law, Decides Delaware Superior Court Judge

Intergenerational Politics Podcast: Mary Trump made a prediction on our podcast back in December: “Donald will do anything.” Sadly, that prediction came true last week when he incited an insurrection against the U.S. government.

WaPo: QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start.

The Daily Kos: Trump administration executes Lisa Montgomery, first woman put to death in 67 years

WaPo: The lockdown room was a safe space for lawmakers under siege. Now some say maskless Republicans made it a coronavirus hot spot.

The Daily Kos: Admiral Pulls Plug on military troops watching Fox News during meals – Why? Because they were inimical to America’s outreach overseas. Put troops in jeopardy. Made my job harder. And they now have accomplices.

January 13, 2021

Trump impeached for a 2nd time in historic bipartisan rebuke!
WA. Republicans Herrera Beutler, Newhouse vote to impeach.

President Donald Trump disembarks Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on July 15, 2020. Credit: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post via Getty Images file

President Donald J. Trump becomes the first President to ever be impeached twice!

  • Editor’s note: Republicans Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse of Washington were 2 of 10 Republicans who voted for impeachment. A portion of Herrera Beutler’s District 3 represents rural precincts in southern Thurston County outside of Yelm, plus in Rainier, Tenino, and Bocoda.
  • This is a sad and historic day that a President was impeached for inciting insurrection in the United States.
  • May this be a lesson for future generations and American history!

+ NBC News: House impeaches Trump for second time, Senate must now weigh conviction – Trump is the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.

“The vote to impeach passed the Democratic-controlled House 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans voting against the president.

“The House is expected to immediately send the article of impeachment to the Senate for them to begin the process of holding a trial to determine whether to convict Trump and potentially bar him from ever running for any office again.

“However, it is unlikely that the trial will begin before the Senate plans to reconvene on Jan. 19th, just one day before Biden is sworn into office.

“Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a member of the GOP leadership, was the highest ranking Republican to vote to impeach Trump. She was joined by John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan, Peter Meijer of Michigan, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Tom Rice of South Carolina, David Valadao of California, and Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse of Washington,” by Lauren Egan and Rebecca Shabad, NBC News. Read more

+ CBS News: House impeaches Trump for Capitol riot in historic bipartisan rebuke

January 13, 2021

Select regional, nations news:
* Yelm Dollars for Scholars Auction online March 5,
* Canadian border closure extended to Feb. 21!

Boeing just received the order for the last 747s it will ever make
Credit: The Points Guy


CNN: McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to convict

CNBC: Trump warns impeachment is ‘tremendous danger’ to U.S., doesn’t take responsibility for Capitol riot [Ed. note: This is a dog whistle to his insurrectionists]

JOLT News: Thurston Commissioners Meeting today included new Commissioner Mejia

NVN: Yelm Dollars for Scholars Auction Going Online, Set For March 5

Thrive Global: Covered Yelm produced EVOLUTION: The Genius Equation, a documentary that draws upon spirituality and the cutting-edge science of our present day to explore the untapped resources of the mind.

The Olympian: U.S. and Canada announce COVID-19 border closure extended until at least Feb. 21

South Sound Business: South Sound ‘Awakening Giant’ for Housing, Broker Predicts

McClatchy News: People flying into US will soon have to provide negative COVID result, CDC says – effective Jan. 26

Airways Magazine: Emirates will resume Sea-Tac to Dubai 4 times weekly nonstop service on Feb. 1st

The Points Guy: No-fly lists, security crackdown: Chaos in DC leads to big changes in travel ahead of inauguration

CNBC: Boeing just received the order for the last 747s it will ever make

KING-5 TV: Rep. Jayapal of Seattle tests positive for COVID-19 after being locked down during US Capitol riot

KING-5 TV: Watch your mail carefully, millions of Americans will be getting their second stimulus check on prepaid debit cards. Don’t throw it out by mistake!

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Joe Scarborough: These people have committed treason — and here’s the legal code that proves it and we have lost sight of our core values

CNBC: Pompeo cancels last diplomatic trip after European officials reportedly snub him

Newsweek: Scathing Lincoln Project Ad Blasts Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley for Capitol Riot: ‘This Is Your Coup’

CBS News: Arnold Schwarzenegger condemns Capitol assault, compares attack to Kristallnacht

CNBC: Top military leaders condemn ‘sedition and insurrection’ at Capitol, acknowledge Biden win

WCBS-880. New York: NYC considers ending contracts with Trump Organization in wake of Capitol riot

WaPo: FBI report warned of ‘war’ at Capitol, contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence

CBS News: Black officer seen risking his life to lead Capitol mob away from Senate chamber hailed as a hero


The Mountain News: Vaccines arrive in Eatonville

KING-5 TV: UW researchers use wastewater to detect COVID-19 and identify neighborhood outbreaks

WaPo: Coronavirus shutdowns have quashed nearly all other common viruses. But scientists say a rebound is coming.

Taiwan News: Wuhan lab infected ‘humanized mice’ with bat coronaviruses in 2019Did experiments with new bat viruses in transgenic mice lead to COVID-19 pandemic?

NYT: Tribal Elders Are Dying From the Pandemic, Causing a Cultural Crisis for American Indians

January 13, 2021

The Trump Fallout continued Tuesday,
* Christian-Right Council for National Policy linked to mob,
* Trump’s approval rating ties with his lowest, 33%!

Trump warns impeachment is ‘tremendous danger’ to U.S., doesn’t take responsibility for Capitol riot. Credit: CNBC


KING-5 TV: Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas billionaire and GOP [Trump] megadonor, dead at 87

CNBC: Google suspends Trump’s YouTube account, disables comments

NYT: Trump Expresses No Contrition for Inciting the Capitol Mob said his remarks to a rally beforehand were “totally appropriate”

CNBC: Not in Trump’s ‘nature’ to do what’s right for U.S. after riot, says Panetta

CNBC: Trump’s business prospects just got dimmer as Wall Street backs away

Wall St. Journal: One Trump Fan’s Descent Into the U.S. Capitol Mob – Doug Sweet joined rioters who breached the Capitol, where he was eventually arrested.

Truthout: Rep. Jayapal: Unmasked Republicans Made Capitol Breach a “Superspreader Event”

PR Watch: Christian-Right Council for National Policy Linked to Violent Breach of Capitol

CNBC: Trump awards Medal of Freedom to three golfers after his supporters attacked U.S. Capitol

The Hill: Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win

USA TODAY: President Trump’s job approval rating plummets after mob attack at the Capitol – tying the lowest point of his presidency at 33%

January 12, 2021

Regional, National News:
* Nisqually River flood watch,
* Concern grows over potential COVID-19 superspreader event during Capitol riot!

Father of slain Capitol officer hopes son’s death brings end to ‘lunacy’ – his family had not received a call yet from President Trump.”
Credit: Dave Granlund


Gov. Jay Inslee: [On Monday the Governor] signed the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery proclamation

The Olympian: Flood watch in effect as Tacoma Power increases flow on Nisqually River

Deadline: Parler CEO Says Service Dropped By “Every Vendor” And Could End His Business [the link is offline: www.Parler.com]

Gizmodo: Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users’ Location Data, Has Been Archived

Truthout: Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment After Republicans Block 25th Amendment

NBC News: Lawmakers called back to DC to vote on Trump’s impeachment, removal under 25th amendment

KING-5 TV: READ: Full text of article of impeachment against President Trump

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Rattner: A public health crisis driving an economic crisis [Trump is first President since Herbert Hoover to leave office with less jobs than when he began.]

WaPo: Talk-radio owner orders conservative hosts to temper election fraud rhetoric

CNBC: Supreme Court refuses quick action on last-ditch Trump election lawsuits

Business Insider: Twitter loses $5 billion in market value after Trump is permanently barred from the platform

CNBC: $200 billion wiped off cryptocurrency market in 24 hours as bitcoin pulls back

Departures: NASA Just Released Their Top 20 Images Taken by Astronauts in 2020

Travel + Leisure: You Can Visit Every National Park for Free on These 6 Days in 2021 [first one is Jan. 18]

The Points Guy: Travel industry reconsiders political donations following Capitol siege [i.e. Marriott International, American Express]

McClatchy News: Military investigating whether troops had role in violence at U.S. Capitol – and could face disciplinary action if they violated rules

Tacoma’s News Tribune: WA Sen. Patty Murray wants Trump out now and punishment for his senate enablers – Murray will play key roles in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Roll Call: Concern grows over potential COVID-19 superspreader event during Capitol riot

January 12, 2021

More Trump fallout on Monday:
* Deutsche, Signature Banks cut ties with Trump Org.,
* D.C. AG potentially charging Trump Jr., Giuliani!

Rioters surround the Capitol on Jan. 6th.
Credit: Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post.

Ed. note: This is alot, however is published here for historical and archival purposes!


Bloomberg: Trump and Pence Signal President Won’t Resign or Be Removed

CNN: White House counsel and Barr warned Trump not to self-pardon

NYT: An Urgent Reckoning for the Trump Brand – Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank announced they are cutting ties

NBC News: New York State Bar Association moves to oust Rudy Giuliani

TODAY on NBC: Florida manatee has ‘TRUMP’ etched into its side, officials seek information [Ed. note: this photo is shocking!]

The Daily Kos: ‘Lies, lies, lies’: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s speech about Trump and fellow Republicans goes viral

KING-5 TV: First Lady Melania Trump makes first comments about Capitol riots

Truthout: Trump Can Be Indicted Under Federal, State and DC Laws for His Role in Jan. 6

USA TODAY: Twitter suspends 70,000 QAnon accounts in massive purge following deadly Capitol siege, Trump ban

ABC News This Week: Top Trump-ally Chris Christie calls for Trump’s impeachment

UK’s Independent: Armed group ‘planning huge uprising’ in DC if Trump removed by 25th amendment, according to report – Protests also being planned at all 50 state capitols and US Capitol

NBC News: 2022 PGA Championship pulled from Trump’s Bedminster days after deadly riot – Operators of British Open pledge to steer clear of soon-to-be former president’s Turnberry in Scotland.

CNBC: D.C. attorney general considers possible charges against Trump Jr., Giuliani

WaPo: Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump’s failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol

The Hill: Former Trump official Fiona Hill: ‘President’s actions have put us on the brink of civil war’ – “I’ve been studying authoritarian regimes for three decades, and I know the signs of a coup when I see them.” [Click here for Ms. Hill’s entire oped in Politico.]

January 11, 2021

* ‘Reopen Yelm Now’ Rally last Saturday,
* City of Tenino Scammed Out of $270,000,
* U.S. to surpass 375,000 COVID-19 deaths today!

A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty sports a ‘Q’ on her chest during a protest to ‘Open Yelm Now’ at Yelm City Park on Saturday.
Credit: Jared Wenzelburger, The Chronicle, Centralia


NVN: Hundreds Gather Saturday for ‘Reopen Yelm Now’ Rally

The Chronicle (Centralia): City of Tenino Scammed Out of $270,000 – Employee Resigns, City Hopes to Recoup Money Through Insurance

KING-5 TV: Trump signs National Landslide Preparedness Act, designed with input from Washington officials

CNN Business: The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women

McClatchy News: Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter to appear as rare ‘planetary trio.’ Here’s when to see it [through Jan. 12]

KING-5 TV: Parler dropped by Google, Apple and Amazon for ignoring their own Terms of Service (TOS)

CNN: An unclassified report on UFOs must be released in 180 days, thanks to the Covid-19 relief and spending bill

The Points Guy: Delta is now the only US airline blocking all middle seats – Sea-Tac’s second largest airline in daily flight departures.


Associated Press: Lag in vaccinations underscores lack of support – The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. stands at 372,522 (Jan. 10)

CNBC: Covid killing nearly 3,000 in U.S. every day as CDC warns of ‘surge event’ from Capitol riots

KING-5 TV: Possible COVID-19 exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

MSNBC: Capitol physician says lawmakers held in protective isolation during riots may have been exposed to Covid

January 11, 2021

Banks, businesses, the Bar Assn. and even Bill O’Reilly abandon mob supporters!

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“Coup Klux Klan: Don triggers mob & rob bid”
Credit: The Times of India, January 8, 2021

Editor’s note: India has had a leader that has been very supportive of President Trump. This headline is very instructive.
  • Ed. note: Let us remember the warning all 10 living former defense secretaries wrote on January 3rd that the transition at the Defense Department is imperative “to be carried out fully, cooperatively and transparently.”
  • This was a full three days prior to the mob riot.
  • The political news headlines were relentless this past weekend, yet I posted several below for archival/historical purposes.
  • You will notice from the story titles that events are moving fast:


New York Times (NYT): Pro-Trump mob livestreamed its rampage, and made money doing it

MarketWatch: No Marriott money for Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and all Republicans who voted against certifying Joe Biden

Wall St. Journal: Capitol Riot Prompts Some Big Banks and Companies to Pause Political Funding

WaPo: Thousands of law school alumni and students push for disbarment of Sens. Hawley and Cruz

Wall St. Journal: White House Forced Georgia U.S. Attorney to Resign

USA TODAY: Dominion Voting Systems files $1.3B defamation suit against ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell

The Hill: Colin Powell: ‘I can no longer call myself a fellow Republican’

People: Family Member of Trump Supporter Trampled to Death in Riots at Capitol Says President Is to Blame

FOX News: ‘Hang Mike Pence’ trends on Twitter after platform suspends Trump for risk of ‘incitement of violence’

Business Insider: Trump ‘expressed regret’ for the video where he promised a peaceful transfer of power and says he won’t resign, NYT report says

CNBC: Pro-Trump dark money groups organized the rally that led to deadly Capitol Hill riot

AceShowbiz: Radio Host Alex Jones Admits to Leading Mob Storming Capitol Hill Under Trump’s Direction

CNBC: Trump did not check on Pence during U.S. Capitol siege and they haven’t spoken since

Business Insider: Trump was deliberately ‘trying to stage a coup’ says his former White House national security official, Fiona Hill

Religion News Service: Taking the white Christian nationalist symbols at the Capitol riot seriously

CNBC: FAA chief issues stern warning to travelers after politically-motivated flight disruptions [from rioters flying to/from D.C.]

Forbes: A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable [All 5 of Trump’s Press Secretaries]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Trump becomes the only modern president to leave office with fewer U.S. jobs than when his term began

Politico: There’s a Term for What Happened at the Capitol This Week: ‘Whitelash’ – The whiplash from the Georgia elections to the storming of the Capitol mirrored a familiar pattern in U.S. history of Black advancement followed by white backlash.

Business Insider: Two private institutions revoked Trump’s honorary degree following the Capitol siege

Newsweek: Bar Association Urged to Disqualify Giuliani Over ‘Trial by Combat’ Speech Before D.C. Riot

Mediaite: Bill O’Reilly Abandons Trump, ‘Destroyed His Legacy’ — Calls on Biden to ‘Defuse’ Situation

Business Insider: A day before the riot at the Capitol, people received a call from a group of Republican attorneys general urging them to ‘march:’ report

Mediaite: Secret Service Tells Mediaite They’re Aware of Threats Lin Wood Has Made Against Pence On Parler

FOX News: Judge Jeanine: Condemning Capitol Hill violence [Ed. note: Really? too little, too late from a person fomenting such for years!]

USA TODAY: Rush Limbaugh deactivates his Twitter account after President Trump permanently banned

Yahoo: The Photos of These Women Saving the Ballot Boxes Belong in History Books

WaPo: As Josh Hawley loses a book deal over the Capitol riots, his GOP mentor [John C. Danforth] says backing him was ‘the worst mistake I ever made’

Reuters: Majority of Americans want Trump removed immediately after U.S. Capitol violence – Reuters/Ipsos poll

NYT: The American Abyss – A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next. By Tim Snyder

The Daily Pollster: “The Start Of Something That Is Very Difficult To Turn Back”

Wall St. Journal: Bring the Insurrectionists to Justice – The politicians who egged them on should also be made to pay a heavy price. By Peggy Noonan.

Seattle Times: ‘This is America,’ where white insurrection is tolerated and Black protest suppressed


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