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Capitol Police chief to resign; arrests linked to attack still coming

This is a good overview article on the current status of issues related to the fascist riot in D.C.:

Capitol Police chief to resign; arrests linked to attack still coming
Rick Massimo
and Will Vitka @WillVitka
January 7, 2021, 7:30 PM

Link: https://wtop.com/dc/2021/01/congress-confirms-biden-win-after-trump-mob-storms-capitol/

The head of the U.S. Capitol Police will resign, effective next week, after Wednesday’s violent riot.
As the cleanup continues, D.C. police on Thursday posted the pictures of people of interest in Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, hoping the public can help identify them. The Capitol Police later called the violence “criminal riotous behavior,” and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called the events “domestic terrorism.”

More than 90 people have been arrested so far, with more arrests likely.
Later Thursday afternoon, the head of the Capitol Police union also called on Sund to resign, saying the riot “should never have happened.” Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement that a lack of planning led to officers being exposed to violent protesters storming the Capitol and that officers lacked the backup and equipment needed to control rioters.
4 dead in attack

A woman identified as Ashli Babbitt, 35, of California, was killed by a Capitol Police officer in the building as people tried to force their way into the House chamber, Sund said in the statement.

Three others died of medical emergencies in the chaos. The D.C. police identified them as Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia; Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens, Alabama; and Benjamin Philips, 50, of Ringtown, Pennsylvania.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:02 PM (2 replies)

Some personal details on the Nashville bombing suspect....

on the Nashville Tennessean via Knox News.com:

Anthony Quinn Warner, self-employed computer guru ID'd as lone Nashville bomber, killed in blast
Natalie Allison
Nashville Tennessean

Link: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/12/27/anthony-quinn-warner-confirmed-person-interest-nashville-explosion/4052711001/

Who was Tony Warner?

Warner grew up in Antioch and attended Antioch High School, graduating in the mid-1970s before settling down in the same community and working various IT jobs. But in just the past month, Warner appeared to put his affairs in order.
Yearbooks from Antioch High School show Warner, a short teenager with glasses, played on the school’s golf team.
Steve Schmoldt and his wife have lived next door to Warner for 25 years. He described Warner as “low-key” and friendly, though “some people would say he’s a little odd.” “You never saw anyone come and go,” Schmoldt said of Warner’s home. “Never saw him go anywhere. As far as we knew, he was kind of a computer geek that worked at home.”
The neighbors never talked about politics or religion. Warner never gave any indication of any closely held ideology. “I can tell you as far as politics, he never had any yard signs or flags in his window or anything like that. If he did have any political beliefs he kept, that was something he kept to himself.

The article also said Warner does not have a public presence on social media or other websites.


Impact on communications and air traffic potentially caused by Nashville explosion.

Scroll down to last Tweet:

Levi Ismail @LeviAIsmail

The impact is massive:
[email protected]
(internet and phone) service is still out across Tennessee, Alabama and there are outages across the country.

-Nashville International Airport has halted flights out of Nashville because of telecommunications issues.
5:08 PM · Dec 25, 2020 from Nashville, TN

Levi Ismail is a reporter for Ch. 5 TV in Nashville.


Hell hath frozen over....

Right Wing Watch @RightWingWatch

Televangelist Pat Robertson declares that Biden will be president and that Trump "lives in an alternate reality," "is very erratic," and should not run again in 2024: "You've had your day and it's time to move on."

3:43 PM · Dec 21, 2020

Wagner @TheGerman21

Replying to @RightWingWatch

did something happen behind the scenes to cause this shift?? Never thought I'd see the day!
heidtman @heidtman

God stopped speaking to him. No calls, no texts, no emails - nothing.

5:01 PM · Dec 21, 2020

KY...... .....

Politico & Mary Trump: Trump's lost before. This time's different.

Trump’s lost before. This time’s different.

12/18/2020 07:13 PM EST


Donald Trump has never had a week like the week he just had. On the heels of the Supreme Court’s knock-back and the Electoral College’s knockout, some of his most reliable supporters — Mitch McConnell, Vladimir Putin, Newsmax — all acknowledged and affirmed the fact of the matter. Trump is a loser. This is new territory for Trump....

“He’s never been in a situation in which he has lost in a way he can’t escape from,” Mary Trump, his niece and the author of the fiercely critical and hugely bestselling book about him and their family, told me the other day.
The only moment in his life that remotely compares to what’s happening right now is early 1990, when Trump was mired in a high-profile marital breakup and billions of dollars in debt. That spring, according to Vanity Fair, Trump ordered in burgers and fries and stayed up late in bed, staring at the ceiling. Sometimes, he paged through periodicals looking for his name.

But even when he was all but broke, he got to keep living in the penthouse of Trump Tower, the building that had made him famous. “He was always there in his castle,” Alan Marcus, Trump’s publicist later on in the ‘90s, told me. This time, he’s getting evicted.

This is the collapse of one of the world's worse psychopathic narcissists EVER, in line with those like Saddam Hussein and Napoleon.

Some fear he may be on the way to a complete mental breakdown. Fingers crossed that he won't do something even more extreme and insane before inauguration day. We just want him gone for good.

Excellent explainers on energy-related topics here...

The narrator for these YouTube videos speaks clearly and in a not too complex fashion:

Just Have a Think



Why don't we all just use Geothermal Energy?
•Sep 27, 2020

I sent this link to my daughter the school teacher for use by her students, although they are excellent for any adults having an interest in the energy sciences.


Don't mess with Nancy Christmas gifts....

See: https://store.pelosiforcongress.org/collections/arrives-by-holidays

Thinking of getting my daughter the school teacher a stocking stuffer 'cause she's a true Democratic hell-raiser for her profession.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Wed Dec 9, 2020, 06:09 PM (0 replies)

This was posted on another thread, responding far better than I could.....

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:32 PM (1 replies)

Rep. Clyburn: We Will Set An Example With Biden Inauguration

Rep. Clyburn: We Will Set An Example With Biden Inauguration
Morning Joe | MSNBC
•Dec 8, 2020

Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-SC, has been selected to co-chair Biden's presidential inaugural committee, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss Biden's inauguration as well as a new bill he's introduced to provide Black WWII vets full GI Bill benefits.

Quote: "This inauguration will be 80% virtual".

I am soooo looking forward to four years (at least) of good example and NORMAL.

KY.......... ........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Tue Dec 8, 2020, 05:06 PM (0 replies)

Gov. Beshear: Additional December Vaccine Shipments Expected

Gov. Beshear: Additional December Vaccine Shipments Expected
Both Moderna shipments will arrive in December, shortly after initial Pfizer shipment

This is copied from my daily email from the Governor:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state is expecting two additional COVID-19 vaccine shipments before the end of the year. In total, the state expects at least 38,000 Pfizer doses and 109,000 Moderna doses in December.

The Governor expects more Pfizer allocations to be announced at a later date, possibly before the end of the month.

“The end of this virus is out there. We can see it, and we can feel it. But it’s still months away, and until then, we’ve got to do the right things to protect one another, knowing that when we work hard, we save the lives of those around us and ensure we have the health care capacity we need,” said Gov. Beshear.

The Governor expects Kentucky will receive approximately: 38,000 Pfizer doses the week of Dec. 13-19 (previously announced on Nov. 30); 76,000 Moderna doses the week of Dec. 20-26; and more than 33,000 Moderna doses from Dec. 27-31. Gov. Beshear reminded Kentuckians that while these numbers are the state’s best estimate at this time based on available information from the federal government, they are subject to change.

Each of these doses will go to a different Kentuckian; they are the initial shots that will be followed up with a booster vaccine about three weeks later. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines require an initial dose and a booster dose.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,972
New deaths today: 10
Positivity rate: 9.60%
Total deaths: 2,082
Currently hospitalized: 1,700
Currently in ICU: 410
Currently on ventilator: 210

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, McCracken, Boone and Kenton. Each of these counties reported 50 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 343.


See Kentucky's State COVID-19 web page here: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

To receive daily email updates on Governor Beshear's and the state's response to the novel coronavirus, sign up here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/KYGOV/signup/14833

We'll be forever in Gov. Beshear's debt for the tireless work he's done to fight this pandemic in Kentucky.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:48 PM (1 replies)
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