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Photo of the Week – January 23, 2021

Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Vice-President Kamala Harris during Wednesday’s inauguration.  Goodman is the officer who was captured on video singlehandedly leading the mob of right-wing extremists that invaded the building on January 6 away from lawmakers.  The consensus now is that Goodman’s actions inadvertently prevented the rioters from entering the Senate chamber long enough for lawmakers to escape and find shelter.

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Strangest Quote of the Week – January 23, 2021

“The mob was fed lies.  They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell, about the mob of Donald Trump supporters who invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6

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Worst Quotes of the Week – January 23, 2021

“A new report says that some far-right protesters have discussed posing as members of the National Guard to infiltrate the inauguration — the way Democrats infiltrated two weeks ago and put on MAGA clothing.”

Maria Bartiromo, claiming Capitol Hill rioters were actually Democrats disguised as Trump supporters

“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms – they’re not who America is.  They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about.  Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.”

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, claiming multiculturalism is authoritarianism

“Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History.  This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway,’ This great highway runs through the heartland of Florida in the State that President Trump calls home.”

Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Fla.), on his proposed legislation to rename the U.S. 27 Route in Florida as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway”

Rep. Sabatini told the Orlando Sentinel that he chose Route 27 because it passes through Lake County, his home district.

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Photos of the Week – January 16, 2021

Yes, it’s been another crappy week here in the United States, with the ongoing madness of the 2020 presidential election, refuse of the January 6 Capitol Hill riots, and worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help soothe everyone’s souls (short of providing free alcohol and unlimited sex), I present these pictures of baby goats.

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Video of the Week – January 16, 2021

Donald Trump calling for peace during the presidential transition.

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Tweet of the Week – January 16, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene

In response to the tweet from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Taylor Greene wrote in an email: “Healthy people do not spread COVID.  COVID positive people spread COVID.  Everyone was exposed ALL week by the COVID positive members who Nancy Pelosi brought into the Capitol and into Washington DC.”

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Best Quotes of the Week – January 16, 2021

“He will go down in history as the worst president ever.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, comparing the Capitol Hill riots of January 6 to Nazis attacking Jews in World War II-era Europe

“But maybe, just maybe, Mr. Cruz has finally overreached with this latest power grab, which is correctly seen as an attempt to corral Mr. Trump’s base for his own 2024 presidential ambitions. This time, however, Mr. Cruz was spinning, obfuscating and demagoguing to assist in efforts to overturn the will of the voters for his own ends.”

Mimi Swartz, in a New York Times editorial

“The White man’s audacity does not concede; it coerces; it demands.”

Mitchell S. Jackson, in an editorial for Esquire

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Photos of the Week – January 9, 2021

Since this has been such an awful week here in the U.S., I feel the best photos are those of baby donkeys and elephants.  Anyone familiar with American politics shouldn’t miss the analogy.  But please tell me – what images make you happier?

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Cartoon of the Week – January 9, 2021

Kirk Walters

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Most Prophetic Quote of the Week – January 9, 2021

“The die is cast for the Republican Party.  It will be destroyed on January 6th in much the same way the Whig party was destroyed by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.  The act unraveled the Missouri compromise and allowed for the westward expansion of slavery.  The party could not survive its factionalism.  There could be no more accommodation, compromise and partnership between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Whigs.  A new political party was born, the Republican Party.  That party will divide into irreconcilable factions on January 6th.  The 6th will commence a political civil war inside the GOP.  The autocratic side will roll over the pro-democracy remnant of the GOP like the Wehrmacht did the Belgian Army in 1940.  The ‘22 GOP primary season will be a bloodletting.  The 6th will be a loyalty test.”

Steve Schmidt

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