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six days and a wake-up

January 13, 2021

In my last post, I wrote of a short-time’s calendar most everyone had in ‘nam to count down the days before returning to The World. The last week was the sweetest, of course. I reminded my fellow Marines of my imminent departure with a morning “two days and a wake-up”, or the more traditional “two days and a wake-up, mother fucker”.

We’re all in our last week. I don’t count today because it’s almost over in the Eastern Time Zone. The “wake-up” day will be over at 12:01 p.m. ET. I think we can make it.

What happened last Wednesday is in Pearl Harbour and 9/11 territory. Consequently, there will be top level investigations and questions will be answered. Trump, Rudy, Junior and Lin Wood have some splainin’ to do. I’m particularly curious to find out more about an days-earlier request for back-up that was turned down by the Department of Defense. The DoD’s leader is a Trump lackey.

The genuine GOPers in Congress are starting to edge away from Aging Orange. What’s left are scrotum-sucking sycophants who have gone all in on Trump’s choices. Their odious “boys-will-be-boys” or “I-think-he’s-learned-his-lesson” defenses are whatever is to the right of soullessness.

I hope Trump stays occupied with his pardon plans. It’s unlikely that a self-pardon would hold up, but it fits in beautifully with his overarching belief that he can talk his way out of anything. Even if he and his kids do skate on federal charges, there is still a shitload of state and local legal problems patiently awaiting 12:01 p.m. ET on January 20th.

Deep breaths, everyone. We have to be the mature ones until America again has adult leadership.

  1. Anonymous permalink
    January 15, 2021 7:50 am

    Here in the DC area, we are hoping that some horror story about being shot the day before we are to fly out. we have more national guard troops in the Capitol area than we have in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We are occupied, but in a good way. Had we had a fifth of those troop folks in place on the 5th, likely none of this would have happened. As investigations take place, this time under Dem Senate and independent DOJ, darker things are likely to come to the surface. Certainly word was out from Aging Orange to go lightly on his loved ones. Certainly there was a short term goal of stopping the count. But was there a darker goal of having bloodshed to the extent that Trump could declare martial law ala Flynn and “postpone” the count and the inauguration. Just my own conspiracy theory but could be that the patriots and the Congress, including Pence, were all cannon fodder for the greater Trump.

    • January 21, 2021 3:44 pm

      Jeez, the theories were really flying around, weren’t they? Trump is so ethics-free anything seemed possible. I wonder if the insurrection even scared him.

      • Gordon permalink
        January 23, 2021 6:50 am

        Reportedly, it excited him.

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