Welcome to Day + 66, which feels like Day + 666…

Let us have a moment of prayer for United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick…


At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.

Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters.  He returned to his division office and collapsed.  He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.

Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.

The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.

We ask that Officer Sicknick’s family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this time. <Source>

-- Resignations --

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for the resignation of US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and said the House Sergeant at Arms has told her he is submitting his resignation as well. Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, has resigned as well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced.

US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning amid criticism over an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with Wednesday's violent mob on Capitol Hill. Sund's resignation is effective January 16, according to a Capitol Police official.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for the resignation of the Sund and said the House Sergeant at Arms has told her he is submitting his resignation as well. Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, has resigned as well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced.


Is it ever “really over?”

The battle of the “stolen election” appears to be over, and there are no winners. The Democrats have, once again, proven that they are willing to damage our country by presenting substandard candidates and use any means, fair or foul, to promote their candidacy. The Republicans once again have proven they have no guts, no platform, no coherent messaging, and no cooperation within the party. They are feckless and incompetent. The deep state remains corrupt, self-serving, and intransigent. The media moguls, tech tyrants, and “big money” billionaires each have demonstrated an unbelievable degree of un-American corruption and loyalty to a globalist mindset.

The joint session of Congress started with a “bang” as an ill-prepared Capitol police force was unprepared for a large-scale multi-focal attack. The joint session ended with defeated GOP challenges to the electors and the naming of the Democrat candidate, Joseph R. Biden, as the President-elect of the United States. Only one state, Arizona, had its case fully debated -- and it was one of the weaker cases.

If the purpose of the riot was to distract from the debate, the progressive socialist democrats won again. Leading me to look closer at the riot's participants to see if the violence was spearheaded by Antifa and BLM agitators.

President Trump has agreed to an “orderly transition of power” and a staged withdrawal from the White House as if there were any other options.


I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem.

I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order.

To demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol: you have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: you will pay.

We have just been through an intense election and emotions are high. But now, tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America.

My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results, my only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy.

I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.

Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.

2020 has been a challenging time for our people, a menacing pandemic has upended the lives of our citizens, isolated millions in their homes damaged our economy, and claimed countless lives.

Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together. It will require a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community, and family.

We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty, that bind us together as one national family. To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime.

And to all of my wonderful supporters. I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.  <Source>

Was the Capitol attack augmented by professional agitators, or will the media frame the question as to the beginning of another conspiracy theory?

Why are you not seeing media estimates of crowd size lest people realize how infinitesimally small the actual number of rioters was. Also, did anyone else notice the difference in dress between the protestors and those who stormed the capitol and wore bullet-proof vests?

Just behind Ashli Babbitt, who was shot as she attempted to breach the House Chamber through a broken window in barricaded doors, stands Utah resident John Sullivan, the founder of the radical and violent far-left organization "Insurgence USA" as he appears to be filming the attack. Why is he even there in a crowd of what we have been told is a group of pro-Trump zealots?

Two other witnesses spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper, describing how Babbitt was shot as she tired to climb through the broken window into the area officers were blocking off.  John Sullivan, recorded a video of the aftermath, showing police with guns drawn and Babbitt lying in a pool of blood in a stairway inside the Capitol. Sullivan is the founder of the left-wing activist group Insurgence USA. He said he was not at the Capitol as part of the protest but did not specify what exactly brought him there. 

Describing the moments leading up to the shooting, Sullivan said protesters were trying to get into the main entrance of the chamber when they came upon two guards who refused to move. The group then went down another hallway and used flag poles and other items to break windows to get into the chamber before a group of police emerged. 'All we see is these guns coming out of the doorway, just guns, and all you can see is their hands. You could not see faces,' he said. 'Right when I saw that I was yelling to people: 'Guys, there is guns, you don't want to go through there. They're going to shoot.'' Babbitt ignored Sullivan's plea and went ahead anyway, he said. 'The second that she climbed through the window, she got shot right in the neck area and fell backwards,' he said. 'I just remember, like, the sense of shock and sorrow that somebody just died and did not need to die because she didn't have a weapon and she was not violent.'  He said the area the protesters were trying to get into was completely blocked off with chairs and tables barricading the doors. 

Sullivan also described trying to deescalate the situation by speaking to police officers before the shooting took place.  'By no means am I there on the Trump side or the MAGA side, but I don't want to see people get hurt unnecessarily especially when there should be a better way to go about it,' he said. 'I remember just coming up and seeing one of [the officers] crying and saying they want to go home to their kids,' he said. Meanwhile the protesters were yelling: 'Let us in here, we are not trying to hurt you,' he said. <Source>    

More than 20 armed men show up at Utah Capitol during small demonstration against police violence 

At 8 a.m., John Sullivan took his place in front of the Capitol. He was covered in black clothing and gear from head-to-toe — a black bandana around his nose and mouth, a black rifle slung across his chest over a black tactical vest, black boots on his feet.

The exhibition, promoted by his activist group Insurgence USA, was described as a “Solo Armed Stance,” meant to decry police arresting protesters in unmarked vehicles, like what’s happened to demonstrators in Portland, and what happened to him at his house July 9, when he was taken into custody for his alleged involvement with crimes at a June 29 protest in Provo.

“I literally thought I was going to die,” Sullivan said of the arrest.

For two hours on Wednesday, Sullivan stood undisturbed with his rifle and a few other protesters. Then, about 20 men showed up. They, too, wore tactical vests and carried guns. Many wore masks and dark sunglasses, despite the overcast sky. They identified themselves as members of Utah Citizens’ Alarm. Their stated goal: Keep the peace. With guns, if they decide it’s necessary. <Source>

Not an “innocent patriot”…

The fact that someone does not have a conventional weapon is not a mitigating factor when they are part of a mob that stormed through the Capitol using “weapons at hand” to break down doors – a violent act in and of itself. The fact that they were assaulting a barricaded door into the House Chamber that was being protected by armed officers is prima facie proof of violent behavior.

Babbitt, according to DailyMail.com, was a follower of QAnon and L. Lin Wood. She was previously prosecuted (under her previous last name of McEntree) for reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property, and tampering with a car in 2016 and was the subject of two restraining orders. <Source>

Why did the GOP lose?

The Democrats won because they changed the rules to increase the participation of their "low-motivation" and minority voters by organizing and bringing the voting locations to them via mail-in ballots. The 2020 electoral dispute is mostly over how those rules were changed unconstitutionally. 

What the GOP couldn't fathom is that the Democrats, the party of lawyers, started two years before the election to marshal those members of the bureaucracy and judiciary to bring about their desired rule changes. Unlike the Democrats who campaign 24/7, 365-days per year, the GOP spends their time fighting among themselves over trivialities while waiting until the last few months to rally their base and attract new voters.

To this day, I do not know what the GOP stands for beyond abortion and fear of socialism. They are no longer the party of fiscal responsibility. They are no longer the party of the rich. They are no longer the party of big business. They no longer put forth any platform plank other than “we are better because we are different.”

The Democrats won because they are bullies, willing to use anything and everything to get their message out. Not so much the GOP who remains afraid of the mainstream media. Now that President Trump used social media to jump the media cordon to reach the public, the Democrats are cutting off that avenue of communication.

The spark of truth that gives rise to conspiracy theories like QAnon…

I was wondering how an individual like attorney L. Lin Wood can put forth outrageous tweets suggesting there is an international cabal of child rapists protected and exploited by international intelligence agencies. A normal person might think that this is batshit crazy to the max, except for the fact that something of this sort appeared to have happened with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who did host heads of state, royalty, corporate presidents, and other powerful individuals -- possibly using recordings of sex with underage individuals for blackmail, and rumored to be connected with intelligence agencies through the Maxwell family.



As long as Wood uses the word “believe,” like that used by the individuals submitting sworn declarations and affidavits, they cannot be tried for perjury because they are swearing to their beliefs and their knowledge of the situation – not the factual nature of the subject-matter. When high-ranking or credentialed individuals jump the rails, they are likely to take others with them.

Bottom line…

There are so many questions remaining.

(1)  Will the constitutionality of various electoral rules and actions continue to be litigated, and electoral rules strengthened in time for the general election in 2022?

(2)  Will Obama-era officials and functionaries be held accountable for their corrupt actions?

(3)  Will the alleged corruption of the Biden family be swept under the rug, and will former-President Trump continued to be pursued. My thought is that everybody may receive a pass under the “Corrupt Politicians Act of 2021.”

(4)  What will happen with the mainstream media and social media platforms.

(5)  Who will head the GOP?

(6)  Will Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ever be held accountable for creating this constitutional crisis by rejecting a case that would have noted that many of the rule changes did not follow the U.S. Constitution or the Constitutions of the individual states? This would have stopped almost all of the controversy prior to the election.

(7)  Was the Georgia run-off election as compromised as the 2020 general election?

(8)  Was this a false flag operation and will the authorities investigate this as they did democrat insurgents Antifa and BLM?  (Which is to say, not at all.) Where is all of that security camera footage? 

But the big question on the table is if everything will be as bad as previously projected or will it settle down to “background corruption” and the continued plundering of the U.S. economy as ideological battles take place to consolidate hard-won and stolen gains.

So much remains to be investigated. 

We remain so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

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