In lieu of the Jan. 6 committee hearings starting tomorrow night, Jason Alexander has a way-good take on the entire scheme of things — and of the tweet of the moment:
Why "Serenity now?" Because without Truth, without accountability, without justice, there is no serenity.
Nothing short of World Peace and the future of the Free World are at stake.
It's all up to us, right now, in this moment.#Jan6 @IJasonAlexander @MeidasTouch @TheJusticeDept https://t.co/CWRgU5d40m
— Jessica Denson ?? (@JessicaDenson07) June 8, 2022
After the description of the whole freaky process of T-Rump and the insurrection, the best line: ‘“If there’s comedy in there it certainly doesn’t write itself.”‘
Yet there’s hope in the committee’s event — as concluded by Molly Jong-Fast at The Atlantic this morning:
But I believe it’s still possible to change hearts and minds, and the January 6 committee—unlike former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who struggled through the 2019 congressional hearings about his report on Trump—understands sound bites, some of which might even penetrate the right-wing echo chamber.
It’s crucial that the mainstream media not call a strike before the committee is done and the information it presents is allowed to permeate a few news cycles. Republicans will cast the committee as slanted, but a pro-democracy bias is — or should be — anything but partisan.
I really, really hope so and hope the hearings will shift the view and give this country the last chance to hold on to democracy a little while longer. These midterms are super serious.
And off the subject, but still within the Democrat/Republican plot — more conservatives are dying than progressives, due to being mean, crazy-ass idiots.
As reported yesterday via EurekAlert on a new study about the continuing fighting by Republicans to let themselves die:
Between 2001 and 2019, mortality rates decreased by 22-percent in Democratic counties (from 850 to 664 per 100,000), but by only half that (11-percent) in Republican counties (from 867 to 771 per 100,000).
Consequently, the gap in mortality rates between Republican and Democratic counties jumped by 541-percent, from 16.7 per 100,000 in 2001 to 107 deaths per 100,000 in 2019.
How does one really fight an adversary whose intent on killing itself through hate and self-centered cruelty?
Just got to make it, as once again here we are…
(Illustration out front: Salvador Dali’s ‘Hell Canto 2: Giants,’ found here)