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Insurrectionist who smoked joint in Capitol arrested


James Bonet has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authorities and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

They did not, however, nail him on "use of cannabis in a public place."

Saturday is another palindromic date

January 23, 2021, is 1/23/21.

Kyle Rittenhouse's bond conditions have been modified


The Kenosha County DA found out about Rittenhouse's little party after his arraignment, in which he drank alcohol, posed for pictures flashing the White Power sign, and was serenaded with the Proud Boys anthem - they have adopted "Proud of your Boy" from the Aladdin stage play.

So...here's what his new restrictions are:

Shall neither possess nor consume alcoholic beverages.
Shall not knowingly have contact with any person or group of persons known to harm, threaten, harass or menace others on the basis of their race, beliefs on the subject of religion, color, national origin or gender.
Shall have no weapons, especially firearms.

Does anyone know who President Biden's official photographer will be?

I would love it if Pete Souza were to take another turn at it.

Renewal by Andersen does not offer free cats with every door

Yesterday three guys from Renewal by Andersen came by to install a French door in my home. (I highly recommend them.) While the crew was outside taking out the old door, this really nice tuxedo cat showed up in my back yard. I walked around the house to look and the cat ran up to me asking to be picked up and petted, so of course I did. It wanted to come inside...it walked around the whole house, inspected everything, asked to be let back out, then sat on the porch for half an hour before it got bored and left.

So I asked the crew if the cat was kind of a bonus...”oh no, we’ve never seen it before.”

My review of Renewal By Andersen: fantastic quality doors. Prices high but not out of line with the quality of the product. (This thing closes like it was the door on a Rolls-Royce, and the active panel has five locks on it.) Expert installation. No free cats.

Edit to add: I just went outside to look at the door. There are two cat footprints on the sill that weren’t there yesterday.)

Bad news: I think we're stuck with Boebert

According to Article I, Section 5, second paragraph of the US Constitution, it requires a two-thirds majority of the house of Congress the member is a part of, to expel a Member from Congress.

The only feasible way I can see to get rid of her is to make Congress so un-fun she quits on her own. Assign her to one boring committee and no others, refuse to take up her bills and don't let her bring her gun into the building.

The US Army Band's missing-man tribute to Neil Peart

This is Rush's "Time Stand Still" played as a ballad, with no drum part.

I found a much better prison than Gitmo to send the insurrectionists

USP Thomson is a high security federal penitentiary in Illinois, where it is currently 33 degrees and raining. The weather in Cuba is way too nice.

Dishwasher safety instruction that almost goes without saying

Miele (a German brand of appliances) includes this warning in their instruction manuals:

"Reliable and safe operation of this dishwasher can only be assured if it has been connected to the power supply."

Because, apparently, they don't work so well with the hand crank.

Why hasn't one Democrat pointed out the obvious?

This is what the Constitution says about appointing electors:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The Constitution is very clear: the legislatures of the states are allowed to set up their own election systems. If the legislatures of the states want their Secretaries of State, or their Governors, or some randomly-chosen wino off Skid Row, to approve the results of the election, it's totally legal.

Hence, the Arizona objection is moot and so are the objections to the rest of the states' electoral slates.
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