DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

    1/8/21… 13,922.36                                    1  1/1/21… 13,930.44                           

  6/27/13… 15,000.00

 

                   DOW JONES INDEX:  1/8/21…31,097.97; 1/1/21…30,606.48; 6/27/13…15,000.00)

 

 

LESSON for January 8, 2021 – “THE BRUTISH are COMING!  THE BRUTISH are COMING!”

 

When a MAGAmob stormed the Capitol, the fake news liberal media were aghast!  Real news!  They gasped and they gorkled and groped for comparisons… most eventually settled on “unprecedented” or the like, so as to inform their listeners and viewers… and advertisers… that we were plumb in the middle of Apocalypse: BUT FIRST… this word from Scream Skin Cream…

The strange debacle in the nation’s capital, played out at the Capitol to culminate a week of head-scratching insanity was a significant demi-climax to the Trump years… significant, but hardly unprecedented.

Consider 1812… well, 1814… when the Capitol was not only occupied but set afire!

The takeover had its origins in Donald Trump’s close but incontrovertible defeat at the hands of Joe Biden in November (or, perhaps, as far back as his victory over Hillary Clinton by the same exact electoral margin four years earlier).

After weeks of failed litigation on Trump’s behalf by attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and others (Jay Sekulow, Pat Cipollone and… soon… Alan Dershowitz), the self-proclaimed “stable genius” apparently busted out of his stable.

In a rambling telephone call to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (who had just endured the humiliation of seeing his prized appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler and the state’s other Senator David Perdue both going down to defeat at the hands of Democrats… a black man and a Jew, no less) POTUS alternately pleaded with and threatened the Guv.  (See the full, wormy enchilada as Attachment Nine) 

Some high… or low… points included these…

…if we could just go over some of the numbers, I think it’s pretty clear that we won. We won very substantially in Georgia. You even see it by rally size, frankly. We’d be getting 25-30,000 people a rally, and the competition would get less than 100 people. And it never made sense.

   (T)he number’s large. We’ll have it for you. But it’s much more than the number of 11,779 that’s — the current margin is only 11,779. Brad, I think you agree with that, right? That’s something I think everyone — at least that’s a number that everyone agrees on.

 

       The President then attributed voter fraud to a pollworker, whose name was deleted by the media.

 

I didn’t lose the state, Brad. People have been saying that it was the highest vote ever. There was no way. A lot of the political people said that there’s no way they beat me. And they beat me. They beat me in the . . . As you know, every single state, we won every state. We won every statehouse in the country. We held the Senate, which is shocking to people, although we’ll see what happens tomorrow or in a few days.

   And we won the House, but we won every single statehouse, and we won Congress, which was supposed to lose 15 seats, and they gained, I think 16 or 17 or something.

   The other thing, dead people. So dead people voted, and I think the number is close to 5,000 people. And they went to obituaries. They went to all sorts of methods to come up with an accurate number, and a minimum is close to about 5,000 voters.

in Detroit, we had, I think it was, 139 percent of the people voted. That’s not too good.

   In Pennsylvania, they had well over 200,000 more votes than they had people voting. And that doesn’t play too well, and the legislature there is, which is Republican, is extremely activist and angry. I mean, there were other things also that were almost as bad as that. But they had as an example, in Michigan, a tremendous number of dead people that voted. I think it was, I think, Mark, it was 18,000. Some unbelievably high number.

   Mr. Secretary, I was hopeful that, you know, in the spirit of cooperation and compromise, is there something that we can at least have a discussion to look at some of these allegations to find a path forward that’s less litigious?

   Raffensperger: Well, I listened to what the president has just said. President Trump, we’ve had several lawsuits, and we’ve had to respond in court to the lawsuits and the contentions. We don’t agree that you have won.

(O)ne of the things that happened, Brad, is we have other people coming in now from Alabama and from South Carolina and from other states, and they’re saying it’s impossible for you to have lost Georgia. We won. You know in Alabama, we set a record, got the highest vote ever. In Georgia, we set a record with a massive amount of votes. And they say it’s not possible to have lost Georgia.

   And I could tell you by our rallies. I could tell you by the rally I’m having on Monday night, the place, they already have lines of people standing out front waiting. It’s just not possible to have lost Georgia. It’s not possible. When I heard it was close, I said there’s no way.  But they dropped a lot of votes in there late at night.

 

The President and Raffensperger’s attorney… Trump later admitted that he liked his name… then entered into a discussion of Dominion voting machine hijacking and the subsequent replacement of their guts with innards such that, when prompted, delivered a Bidenesque delivery…

 

Trump:  Dominion took out machines. That Dominion is really moving fast to get rid of their, uh, machinery.  Do you know anything about that? Because that’s illegal, right?

   Germany: This is Ryan Germany. No, Dominion has not moved any machinery out of Fulton County.

   Trump: But have they moved the inner parts of the machines and replaced them with other parts?

   Germany: No.

   Trump: Are you sure, Ryan?

   Germany: I’m sure. I’m sure, Mr. President.

 

Trump: It doesn’t pass the smell test because we hear they’re shredding thousands and thousands of ballots, and now what they’re saying, “Oh, we’re just cleaning up the office.” You know.

   Raffensperger: Mr. President, the problem you have with social media, they — people can say anything.

   Trump: Oh this isn’t social media. This is Trump media. It’s not social media. It’s really not; it’s not social media. I don’t care about social media. I couldn’t care less. Social media is Big Tech. Big Tech is on your side, you know. I don’t even know why you have a side because you should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican.

 

Trump again:  Look. Stacey, in my opinion, Stacey is as dishonest as they come. She has outplayed you . . . at everything. She got you to sign a totally unconstitutional agreement, which is a disastrous agreement. You can’t check signatures. I can’t imagine you’re allowed to do harvesting, I guess, in that agreement. That agreement is a disaster for this country. But she got you somehow to sign that thing, and she has outsmarted you at every step.

 

The ballots are corrupt, and they’re brand new, and they don’t have seals, and there’s a whole thing with the ballots. But the ballots are corrupt.

   And you are going to find that they are — which is totally illegal — it is more illegal for you than it is for them because, you know, what they did and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal, that’s a criminal offense. And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. And that’s a big risk.

 

I get votes overseas, too, Ryan, in all fairness. No they came in, a large batch came in, and it was, quote, 100 percent for Biden. And that is criminal. You know, that’s criminal. Okay. That’s another criminal, that’s another of the many criminal events, many criminal events here… all of this stuff is very dangerous stuff. When you talk about no criminality, I think it’s very dangerous for you to say that.

 

Stacey Abrams is laughing about you. She’s going around saying these guys are dumber than a rock. What she’s done to this party is unbelievable, I tell you. And I only ran against her once. And that was with a guy named Brian Kemp, and I beat her. And if I didn’t run, Brian wouldn’t have had even a shot, either in the general or in the primary. He was dead, dead as a doornail. He never thought he had a shot at either one of them. What a schmuck I was.

 

I think we should come to a resolution of this before the election. Otherwise you’re going to have people just not voting. They don’t want to vote. They hate the state, they hate the governor, and they hate the secretary of state. I will tell you that right now. The only people that like you are people that will never vote for you.

 

Brad, we just want the truth. It’s simple.

And everyone’s going to look very good if the truth comes out. It’s okay. It takes a little while, but let the truth come out. And the real truth is, I won by 400,000 votes. At least. That’s the real truth. But we don’t need 400,000 votes. We need less than 2,000 votes. And are you guys able to meet tomorrow, Ryan?

 

The real Socialist fake news media were merciless.  The New York Times even gloated that Biden would now be able to press forward with a “boldly progressive agenda” (See Attachment Two) which had even Joes in the Knose snickering.

Rebuffed by the courts, including judges whom he had appointed, shut out by state officials who had blithely certified Uncle Joe as the 46th President, Trump either persuaded himself or pretended to that the debacle could still be corrected if Vice President Mike Pence refused to read the ceremonial roll and toll the bells of Hell on his regime.

On Tuesday, Pence came under intense pressure from Trump to toss out the election results, according to CNN.  “The vice president's chief of staff, Marc Short, was banned by Trump from entering the West Wing, (CNN’s) source said, as the President repeatedly warned with "thinly veiled threats" to Pence that he would suffer major political consequences if he refused to cooperate.

"The message was pretty clear," the source said.

The men of MAGA and a few women, too… one in particular… took to his urgings like so many spiders to a fly trapped in a web.  A web of deceit and humiliation, to be sure, but an estimated 30,000 took up the call to revolt, and gathered, en masse, in front of the Capitol.

 

The last Capitol breach was collateral damage inasmuch as the French and British had been at war for over a decade… (or, going to back to the French and Indian Wars when colonists fought on the side of the Crown) on land and at sea (although not yet, in the air).  Claiming defense of their maritime traffic, England harassed, confiscated and destroyed Americans vessels which they believed were transporting supplies to Napoleon, and summarily drafted American sailors into the British Navy.

Eventually, the United States struck back, burning the Canadian capital at York (now a part of metropolitan Toronto) on April 27, 1813.  Even then, the American campaign was a back-burner war for the British… consumed, as they were, with the existential threat of Napoleon… but, after the French dictator abdicated in May of 1814, England redeployed its thousands of troops to North America.

After spending the winter in Bermuda with his troops, the brash-talking (Rear Admiral George) Cockburn returned in February 1814 with his eyes set on Washington, D.C., telling a superior that the city “might be possessed without difficulty or opposition of any kind.”  (See history.com, Attachment One)  “In order to further along his scheme, Cockburn built a base on Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake and distributed a proclamation inviting all slaves to join with the British.”  Once Napoleon was beaten, “boatloads of battle-hardened British troops to cross the Atlantic Ocean. About 4,000 arrived in the Chesapeake in mid-August, along with numerous frigates, schooners, sloops and other warships, whereas an even bigger force went to Canada.”

Not unlike the confused and overwhelmed Capitol Police on Wednesday, “Secretary of War John Armstrong insisted until the last possible moment that the British would not attack the capital. Not even an anonymous letter detailing Cockburn’s invasion plans spurred the administration to action, nor did a plea from Washington’s mayor, who called the city “defenseless.”

On the evening of August 24, 1814, the British torched major rooms in the Capitol, which then housed the Library of Congress, as well as the House, Senate and Supreme Court. The White House, the navy yard and several American warships were also burned; however, most private property was spared.

AOC.gov (the Capitol architect, not the Congresswoman notorious as one of “The Squad”) describes the conflagration thusly:

“The British focused their destructive work on the principal rooms, foregoing the lobbies, halls and staircases, thus securing their escape route. In the south wing, soldiers ignited a giant bonfire of furniture slathered with gunpowder paste in the Hall of the House of Representatives (now National Statuary Hall). The heat from the fire grew so intense that it melted the glass skylights and destroyed much of the carved stone in the room, including Giuseppe Franzoni's life-size marble statue of Liberty seated on a pedestal, located above the Speaker's rostrum.

“Downstairs, the Clerk's office was transformed into an inferno of burning documents and furniture; this fire produced a heat so great it forced the British to retreat from the south wing, leaving half of the rooms on the first floor unscathed.

“In the Supreme Court Chamber, on the first floor of the north wing, troops piled furniture from nearby rooms to create another great bonfire, severely damaging the Doric stone columns. Upstairs, a large room that then housed the Library of Congress' collection of over 3,000 books served as a ready stockpile of fuel. The space burned so fiercely that it endangered a portion of the exterior stone wall. From the library, winds spread the flames to the Senate Chamber, where the damage to the art and architecture was also severe.”

According to the National Archives: “…State Department clerks evacuated the Declaration, first to an unused gristmill near Chain Bridge over the Potomac River and later to a private home near Leesburg, Virginia. By 1817 Secretary of State Richard Rush noted that the "hand of time" had faded the signatures. In 1820 Secretary of State John Quincy Adams contracted with William J. Stone to engrave a facsimile of the Declaration, and when it was completed in 1823, Congress ordered two hundred official copies on parchment. It is because of Stone's engraving plate, now in the National Archives, that we know what the original Declaration looked like.”  But after an accidental explosion at an arsenal two miles south of the Capitol killed at least a dozen British soldiers and injured many more… the British withdrew from the city.

While they captured the city of Alexandria, the loss of important battles at Lake Champlain and Baltimore (along with the growing of war-weariness among an angry population) “negotiators dropped a demand for a Native American buffer state between the United States and Canada, and on December 24, 1814, the two sides signed a peace treaty in which they agreed to return all conquered land to each other. With the British no longer a threat, reconstruction then began on the Capitol and White House.”  (History.gov)

Upon seeing the flames of the Capitol from his temporary residence at the Octagon House, French minister Louis Sérurier remarked, "I have never beheld a spectacle more terrible and at the same time more magnificent."

Two hundred six years and change afterwards, the Capitol was again breached, although not burned (a few pipe bombs carried therein by MAGAmen failed to go off and a partisan prepared a dozen Molotov cocktails for the purpose, but left them in his car.)  The spectacle was also terrible, but hardly magnificent, beginning with the President’s semi-literate invocation prior to the assault.

Morning had broken with news that Democrats had apparently won the two Georgia Senate seats, although the incumbent Republicans refused to concede (and were probably calling the White House to get Rudy G’s number.)  But the President was out of his office.

He was sidling down the street to inspect and motivate his troops… somewhere around 8 AM (allegedly half an hour late according to the rare disgruntled attendee) he commenced to exhort his followers as volubly as he’d tried to extort Raffensperger.  (See below for choice cutlets, Attachment Ten for full transcript)

As the President was sidling and the mob gathering, top Pentagon officials, in answering a request by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) to deploy National Guardsmen in the nation’s capital in advance of Wednesday’s protests, emphasized that the Guard wouldn’t carry firearms, use armored vehicles or helicopters, or receive backup from units in other states — which CNN called “a far more muted presence than in June after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.”

This would later engender charges of racially motivated privilege and provocation.

Thousands of energetic, frustrated people clad in MAGA hats and camouflage gear poured onto the Mall on Wednesday morning, packed between the Washington Monument and the Ellipse to the point where few people could stand without touching someone else, CNN broadcast.

The crowd was largely unorganized, and there was no clear starting point or line to enter the rally at the Ellipse.

As those in attendance sought out a vantage point, one person shouted, “Which way’s the revolution?”

Instead of attending to his telephones, at 9:15 AM  Djonald Unchained wrapped his rally, ordering his troops to march to Capitol.  “I’ll be with you,” he promised.”  But he wasn’t.  He fled back to White House to watch the carnage on television.

Within, the politicians… Vice President Pence presiding… were preparing to confirm the Electoral College toll with gloom or with glee.  Despite the blowback over Trump’s failed extortion scheme, most of Congress and some of the Senate were still in his corner; Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, reiterated that he would object to certifying the Electoral College results while old foe, new friend Ted Cruz (R-Tx) just smiled.

The timeline – abetted by reports from the New York Times (duh), CNN, c-span and others…

 

By 10 a.m. Wednesday, several hundred Trump supporters have gathered outside the Capitol, lining up in rows behind metal fences guarded by Capitol police ahead of Congress meeting to certify that President-elect Joe Biden won the election.

The vast majority of protesters were White, (NYT capitalization) and most were not wearing masks. People posed for photos with Trump 2020 flags, chanted “stop the steal” and argued with a handful of counterprotesters by warning of an impending arrival of communism. A preacher filmed himself delivering a sermon virtually, his wife nodding by his side.

Sisters Courtney and Haley Stone left New York at 11 p.m. Tuesday night to make it to Capitol Hill by Wednesday morning so that they could quietly counterprotest, draped in gear supporting Biden.

“Wrong rally,” Trump supporters wearing the signature red “Make America Great Again” hats shouted at them.

“Stop the steal,” an older woman wearing no mask chanted repeatedly.

 

Donald Junior and Eric pumped up the mob… (CNN) Eric Trump said he couldn’t believe that Biden could have received more votes than his father. “This guy [Biden] couldn’t fill up a classroom, and look at these crowds here,” he said. “He hides in his basement. No one buys it.”

His wife, Lara Trump, then led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to Eric, who turned 37 Wednesday. Eric Trump floated the idea of his wife running for a Senate seat in North Carolina; the crowd cheered.

As Donald Trump Jr. took the stage, chants of “Fight for Trump!” rolled through the crowd at the Ellipse.

And then, Donald Trump Sr. began his appeal to treason… (See Attachment Ten)… pertinent and potentially criminal excerpts being…

 

The media will not show the magnitude of this crowd. Even I, when I turned on today, I looked, and I saw thousands of people here, but you don’t see hundreds of thousands of people behind you because they don’t want to show that. We have hundreds of thousands of people here, and I just want them to be recognized by the fake news media. Turn your cameras please and show what’s really happening out here because these people are not going to take it any longer. They’re not going to take it any longer.

 

The media is the biggest problem we have as far as I’m concerned, single biggest problem, the fake news and the big tech. Big tech is now coming into their own. We beat them four years ago. We surprised them. We took them by surprise and this year, they rigged an election.

 

Thank you. I’d love to have, if those tens of thousands of people would be allowed, the military, the secret service, and we want to thank you, and the police law enforcement. Great. You’re doing a great job, but I’d love it if they could be allowed to come up here with us. Is that possible? Can you just let them come up, please? Rudy, you did a great job. He’s got guts. You know what? He’s got guts, unlike a lot of people in the Republican party. He’s got guts, he fights. He fights

 

Our media is not free. It’s not fair. It suppresses thought. It suppresses speech, and it’s become the enemy of the people. It’s become the enemy of the people. It’s the biggest problem we have in this country. No third world countries would even attempt to do what we caught them doing and you’ll hear about that in just a few minutes.

 

Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. After this, we’re going to walk down and I’ll be there with you. We’re going to walk down. We’re going to walk down any one you want, but I think right here. We’re going walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.

 

We created the greatest economy in history. We rebuilt our military. We get you the biggest tax cuts in history. We got you the biggest regulation cuts…

 We created Space Force. Look at what we did. Our military has been totally rebuilt. So we create Space Force, which by in of itself is a major achievement for an administration. And with us, it’s one of so many different things.

 

I also want to thank our 13 most courageous members of the US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Shadowless, Kelly Loeffler. And Kelly Loeffler, I’ll tell you, she’s been so great. She works so hard. So let’s give her and David a little special head…

 

Now what (the corrupt tmedia) do is they go silent. It’s called suppression. And that’s what happens in a communist country. That’s what they do. They suppress. You don’t fight with them anymore, unless it’s a bad. They have a little bad story about me, they’ll make it 10 times worse and it’s a major headline. But Hunter Biden, they don’t talk about him. What happened to Hunter? Where’s Hunter? Where is Hunter? They don’t talk about him.

 

And then I had to beat Stacey Abrams with this guy, Brian Kemp. I had to beat Stacey Abrams and I had to beat Oprah, used to be a friend of mine. I was on her last show. Her last week she picked the five outstanding people. I don’t think she thinks that anymore. Once I ran for president, I didn’t notice there were too many calls coming in from Oprah. Believe it or not, she used to like me…

 

Brian Kemp, he weighs 130 pounds. He said he played offensive line in football. I’m trying to figure that. I’m still trying to figure that out. He said that the other night, “I was an offensive lineman.” I’m saying, “Really? That must’ve been a really small team.” But I look at that and I look at what’s happened, and he turned out to be a disaster. This stuff happens.

 

Look, I’m not happy with the Supreme Court. They love to rule against me. I picked three people. I fought like hell for them, one in particular I fought. They all said, “Sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us.” The senators, very loyal senators. They’re very loyal people. “Sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us, sir. Cut him loose, sir.” I must’ve gotten half of the senators. I said, “No, I can’t do that. It’s unfair to him…

We got him through. And you know what? They couldn’t give a damn. (The Supremes) couldn’t give a damn. Let them rule the right way, but it almost seems that they’re all going out of their way to hurt all of us, and to hurt our country. To hurt our country.

 

I like Bill Barr, but he changed, because he didn’t want to be considered my personal attorney. And the Supreme Court, they rule against me so much. You know why? Because the story is I haven’t spoken to any of them, any of them, since virtually they got in. But the story is that they’re my puppet. That they’re puppets. And now that the only way they can get out of that, because they hate that, it’s not good on the social circuit. And the only way they get out is to rule against Trump. So let’s rule against Trump, and they do that.

 

Over 8000 ballots in Pennsylvania were cast by people whose names and dates of birth match individuals who died in 2020 and prior to the election. Think of that. Dead people! Lots of dead people, thousands.

 

These are the facts that you won’t hear from the fake news media. It’s all part of the suppression effort. They don’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to talk about it. In fact, when I started talking about that, I guarantee you a lot of the television sets and a lot of those cameras went off and that’s how a lot of cameras back there. But a lot of them went off, but these are the things you don’t hear about. You don’t hear what you just heard.

 

…well we won Wisconsin. They don’t have it that way because they lose just by a little sliver. But they had me down the day before Washington Post, ABC poll, down 17 points. I called up a real pollster. I said, “What is that?” “Sir, that’s called a suppression poll. I think you’re going to win Wisconsin, sir.” I said, “But why do they make it four or five points?” “Because then people vote. But when you’re down 17, they say, ‘Hey, I’m not going to waste my time. I love the president, but there’s no way.'” Despite that, we won Wisconsin, you’ll see. But that’s called suppression because a lot of people, when they see that, it’s very interesting… This pollster said, “Sir, if you’re down three, four or five people vote. When you go down 17, they say, ‘Let’s save, let’s go and have dinner, and let’s watch the presidential defeat tonight on television darling.'”

 

I’ve had many people say, “I can’t get on your Twitter.” I don’t care about Twitter. Twitter is bad news. They’re all bad news. But you know what? If you want to get out of message. And if you want to go through big tech, social media, they are really, if you’re a conservative, if you’re a Republican, if you have a big voice, I guess they call it shadow ban. Shadow ban.

 

And we got to get rid of the weak congresspeople, the ones that aren’t any good, the Liz Cheneys of the world, we got to get rid of them. We got to get rid of them. She never wants a soldier brought home. I’ve brought a lot of our soldiers home. I don’t know, some like it. They’re in countries that nobody even knows the name. Nobody knows where they are. They’re dying. They’re great, but they’re dying. They’re losing their arms, their legs, their face. I brought them back home, largely back home, Afghanistan, Iraq. Remember I used to say in the old days, “Don’t go into Iraq. But if you go in, keep the oil.” We didn’t keep the oil. So stupid. So stupid, these people.

 

They have these lockboxes and they pick them up and they disappear for two days. People would say, “Where’s that box?” They disappeared. Nobody even knew where the hell it was.

 

In Georgia, your secretary of state, I can’t believe this guy’s a Republican. He loves recording telephone conversations. I thought it was a great conversation personally, so did a lot of other … people love that conversation, because it says what’s going on. These people are crooked. They’re 100% in my opinion, one of the most corrupt.

 

The radical left knows exactly what they’re doing. They’re ruthless and it’s time that somebody did something about it. And Mike Pence, I hope you’re going to stand up for the good of our constitution and for the good of our country. And if you’re not, I’m going to be very disappointed in you. I will tell you right now. I’m not hearing good stories. In Fulton County, republican poll Watchers were rejected in some cases, physically from the room under the false pretense of a pipe burst.

   Water main burst, everybody leave. Which we now know was a total lie.

 

They said, “It’s not American to challenge the election.” This is the most corrupt election in the history, maybe of the world. You know, you could go third world countries, but I don’t think they had hundreds of thousands of votes and they don’t have voters for them… This is not just a matter of domestic politics, this is a matter of national security. So today, in addition to challenging the certification of the election, I’m calling on Congress and the state legislatures to quickly pass sweeping election reforms, and you better do it before we have no country left. Today is not the end. It’s just the beginning.

 

And we fight. We fight like Hell and if you don’t fight like Hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.

   Our exciting adventures and boldest endeavors have not yet begun. My fellow Americans for our movement, for our children and for our beloved country and I say this, despite all that’s happened, the best is yet to come.

 

So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol and we’re going to try and give… The Democrats are hopeless. They’re never voting for anything, not even one vote. But we’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.
   So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.

 

 

Off they marched.  By eleven, the violence was under way – D.C. police said they recovered a rifle found inside a vehicle parked nearby.

Indiana’s two Senators appeared before the mob… Sen. Todd C. Young (R-Ind.), outside the Russell Senate Office Building, was surrounded by Trump supporters just after 11 a.m.

Wearing an Army jacket, he tried to defend himself against pro-Trump activists asking for him to vote against the certification of the election.

In a heated exchange with one woman, Young said he “would not be joining [Ted]” in resisting Biden.  As he walked away, protesters shook their heads and spat at the ground. “Coward!” one yelled. “We’ll remember this,” another said. “You’re going to be primaried out.”

Shortly afterward, Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) stood on the steps of the Russell Building and said that unlike Young, he planned to vote not to certify the election results. “God bless you,” a Trump supporter with an American flag shouted. “Talk to your colleagues,” others called out.

Just after 1 p.m., when President Trump ended his speech to protesters in Washington by calling for them to march on Congress, hundreds of echoing calls to storm the building were made by his supporters online.  (NYT)

On social media sites requested by the far-right, such as Gab and Parler, directions on which streets to take to avoid the police and which tools to bring to help pry open doors were exchanged in comments. At least a dozen people posted about carrying guns into the halls of Congress.

At 2:24 p.m., after Mr. Trump tweeted that Mr. Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done,” dozens of messages on Gab called for those inside the Capitol building to hunt down the vice president. In videos uploaded to the channel, protesters could be heard chanting “Where is Pence?” (NYT)

As the entire Senate was hustled into the Capitol basement by uniformed police officers, Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah and a prominent critic of the president’s, summoned a reporter as he was ushered with other lawmakers into a secure location.

“This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection,” Mr. Romney said.

By 3PM, Trump supporters, many of them wearing camouflage clothing, breached entrances on the east side of the Capitol, marched directly through the magnetometers and slammed the wooden doors inside. (NYT)

“Swarms of protesters roamed the halls, taking photos and breaking into offices. A man was smoking pot in a room where there were photos of mountains and maps of Oregon on the wall. A man put a framed photo of the Dalai Lama in his backpack. A man in a leather jacket ripped a scroll with Chinese characters.

“Outside, people banged on the glass windows of the Capitol, breaking some panes. Crowds pressed past the front columns. People shouted at empty rooms inside with computer monitors on desks and empty chairs.

“Yeah look at all this fancy furniture they have!” said a man in a winter parka and red hat.”

Dozens of protesters, many wearing red hats and holding “Trump” flags, could be seen walking through the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, according to live video streaming from C-SPAN.

 

CNN also noted:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asking for the National Guard to clear and secure the Capitol, according to a person familiar with the situation not authorized to speak on the record.

Pro-Trump protests erupting at statehouses in some states, including Kansas, Georgia and New Mexico.

Washington, D.C., has instituting a curfew of 6 p.m. through 6 a.m.

                  

Meanwhile in Kansas, Trump supporters moved into the statehouse. And in Georgia, the Secretary of State was reportedly evacuated.

Democratic lawmakers said the Capitol Police had instructed them to take cover on the floor and prepare to use gas masks after tear gas was dispersed in the rotunda of the Capitol.

“This is insane,” tweeted Representative Dean Phillips, Democrat of Minnesota.

A column of F.B.I. and Department of Homeland Security agents in riot gear entered the Dirksen Senate Office Building around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and officers from Washington’s police force headed to the Capitol in a show of force to end violent protests, looting and vandalism.  A Metropolitan Police commander instructed his officers to stay calm because “it could get crazy in there.”  (NYT)

Putative President Joe, meanwhile, called on Trump to ‘demand an end to this siege.’  (NYT, see Attachment Six )

Scenes of looting in the Capitol roiled Republicans and Democrats, who pleaded with President Trump to intervene.

Pro-Trump protesters stormed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s august suite of offices, flipping over tables and pulling photos off the walls.

In the basement “crypt” of the Capitol, hundreds of Trump supporters shouted “U-S-A, U-S-A,” creating a roar in the building. Shattered windows left glass scattered on wet floors.

“You stay here and call everybody you know and tell them to get to D.C. now,” one protester said.

A Capitol Police officer tried to reason with the crowd: “You guys just need to go outside,” he pleaded with a man in a green backpack. When asked why they weren’t expelling the protesters, the officer said, “We’ve just got to let them do their thing now.”

At 5:01, NYT reported that Chief Robert J. Contee of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department said: “one civilian was reported to have sustained a gunshot wound inside the Capitol,” adding that the local police would be leading the investigation.

A video posted to Twitter earlier on Wednesday appeared to show a woman being shot inside the Capitol.

Eventually. Capitol police… presumably unaware of the murder of Brian Sicknick… politely escorted the protestors out of the Capitol and the protesters, politely but also exuberantly, departed – some repairing to local hotels for a night of drinking and celebrating.

Politicians filed back into the chambers and the confirmation continued.  Congress reconvened in the dead of night.  The Undead conspirators were partying (unmasked, of course) at hotels and furiously tweeting or availing themselves of other social media forums which, claimed The Atlantic, bore at least some responsibility for the attack.  (See Attachment Seven) 

On the motion to evict Arizona electors, 115 Republican Congresspersons approve, about 30 slink away in shame.  The measure failed.

Trump, ensconced in the White House basement, left his troops to the mercies of Merrick.  Embarrassed Republicans slithered away from Djonald – newly defeated Kelly Loeffler, Lindsey Graham (who says “Trump and I had a hell of a journey”)

Pence finally gaveled Biden’s incipient incumbency to a close (or start) at 3:40 AM.

 

Don’t tell Rudy G, but…

 

Did the 3:40 AM conclusion violate the “stated time” provisions of the Constitution, which, according to Congressional law, should have taken place Wednesday?  Lawsuits have been filed and delays prolonged for days for far less…  (DJI)

 

And then the job of sweeping up, swearing in (of Ossoff and Warnock) and the searching for suspects commenced.  Various police authorities were reported searching for a man who stole Pelosi’s podium, a so-called Viking King who roamed the Capitol floor in a fur helmet and a fellow who planted his behind on the Speaker’s chair in her private office for the selfies to fly.

The afterimage was eerily similar to that photo coming out of the antiwar and pro-civil rights riots at Columbia in 1968 (an exactly 52 year anniversary, critical to the Mayan calendar – of which more q-less anon next week).  The only difference was that he was holding a cellphone, not a cigar.

In fact, the MAGAprotesters mirrored their revolutionary grandparents in many ways if one considers mirroring being right wing instead of left wing.  Many had long hair.  They disrespected the assorted cops (and even killed one – whom Trump, unlike Nixon, failed to memorialize.  They had their pranks and chants (although the music sucked compared to 1968… Kid Rock and the Village People hardly matching that year’s output.  (Maybe a rockin’ great pro-Djonald song will come down the pike, but maybe not.)

And, of course, the revolution was merchandised – and much faster than in the 20th century.

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, arrested for gun fun in advance of “Stop the Steal” Day (but bailed out in time to join the merrymaking) had been ordered to “stay out of DC” so, instead, he created a LEGO occupation force, which is now reportedly on the market.  (See Attachment Four)

They angered Mitt Romney the way that the Vietniks had angered daddy George.  (See Attachment Five)

As night fell and state, local, and Federal police began co-operating to sweep the MAGAvirus away from property (if not memory).  “At their best the words of a President can inspire,” Biden challenged, “at worst they can incite… this is not protest, this is insurrection.”

Turning on the Veep, angry MAGAsters chanted: “Hang Pence! Hang Pence!” An Illinois congresswoman praised Hitler, MAGA joyously hailed Rudy G’s proposed trial by combat.  (See twitter PG, here)

 

On talk radio, a pundit noted that Trump staffers were quitting in droves, a conservative praised the stability and courage of Vice President Trump, a black activist promoted defunding the police and giving the money to… black activists… an NPR commentator noted that “most of the 30,000 (who stormed the Capitol were white… visually.”  A predictor predicted four more years of division… on the left between Democratic moderates and progressives; on the right between conservatives and nationalists (citing Mitt Romney being heckled as he boarded an airplane) and a Congressman proposed a round of show trials of dissident Republicans.  Rich Lowry of the right-wing but anti-trump National Review stated that the (white, lower class) political actors truly believed America has been taken over by Iran and Venezuela and direction action need be taken.  (But he did not advocate the Capitol police gunning white people down.)

“The past year has just been so terrible,” wailed Susan Page from USA Today.

Not so for Uncle Joe!  Biden, back in Delaware time/date, nominated frustrated SCOTUS candidate Merrick Garland to exact Vengeance!

Twitter removed numerous Trumposts on grounds that they were inciting violence and has expressed reservations about allowing him to use their forum, according to the online journal ars.technica.  (See Attachment Eight)

The revolution was essentially over, lasting fewer hours than the British occupation had lasted for days.  The Brutish protesters resembled the Crown or the Conspiracy of ’68 less than the semi-tragic, semi-comedic Soviet dead enders who deposed Mikhail Gorbachev in an attempt to resuscitate the old regime.  At least the most visible plotter, Boris Pugo, had the good sense to kill himself which, added to the three defenders of glasnost, still made a smaller death toll than MAGAday.  (See Attachment Eleven)

 

No historical or literary comments to the week’s developments as we near the end of a political cycle… we’ve run out of both Camus and DeFoe and the (viral) plague marches on whereas the bubonic retreated (rather like the British).  As for Don Jones, the few were disappointed that the coup had failed (but still hold out hope for a reprise on Inauguration Day), a separate few rejoiced at the stock market gains, most Joneses just look forward to the new administration and… you know… an end to the Plague?

 

 

 

JANUARY 1st – JANUARY 8th

   Friday, January 1, 2021

     

         Infected: 20,128,359

            (12/20): 14,355.356

                  Dead:  347,202

                (12/20): 278,417

                    Dow:  30,606.48

                 (12/20):  30,151.18

                  

Ring in 2021.  Apologists praise 2020 for its “innovation”.

   Plague’s UK variant spreads from one to three Americans.  Experts say 20M more will get it at New Years’ Day Party-like-there’s-no-tomorrow… of 20M vaxxes awaiting arms, only 2.7 used – the rest near expiration.  TV Doctor Jen says long term Covid effects affect 30% of survivors and will ultimately kill ten times as many as the initial toll.

   Vicer Pence joins 12 Republican Senators and over 100 Congressmen in promising to nullify election (i.e. a treasonous military coup – but with fewer and fewer military aboard, save Gen. Flynn.)  Or alternately, impeach Biden before his inauguration (bad idea, elevates Pres. Harris).  Others desert Team Trump – 2012 candidate Mitt calls the PPPs (President’s Plague Policies) “incomprehensible and inexcusable” and Ben Sasse (R-Nb) cites “playing with fire”.  GA Sen. Perdue gets it… five days before the election.

 

 Saturday, January 2, 2021

 

        Infected:  20,649,991

                 Dead:  349,521

 

 

Judges in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Texas send more Rudysuit suits to the cleaners.  Trump calls no-coup Republicans “pathetic”.  Filthy Georgia campaign gets filthier – Sen. Loeffler accuses rival Warnock of (ex)-wife abuse (true) and child abuse (not true).  Stimulus checks still blocked in Senate, but that doesn’t stop the scammers (and pragmatic Mitchy, who admits Joe was elected).  McConnell and Pelosi homes get vandalized, Mitch’s by a retard graffitist: “Weres (sic) my money?”  Nancy gets a bloody pig’s head (an Irish New Years’ delicacy) on her doorstep.

   As Third World countries protest vaxx availability, Californi-ish third world tent cities sprout up across America.  Anti-vax sentiments among healthcare workers top 50% but so many others want to get shot and can’t… 250K in Houston sign up for available 750 doses.  Broadcaster Larry King gets it.  So do all the New Orleans Saints’ running backs.

 

 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

 

      Infected:  20,631,503

               Dead:  351,373

                 

 

 

600% increase in California corpses bedevil undertakers.  Good news from Dr. Fauci: Moderna starts testing children for vaccination.  “One day I woke up and found I’d missed 32 days,” says a survivor.  Emergency room “boarders” fill hallways, parking lots and gift shops.

   Trump phone call pressuring Raffensperger leaked to media.  (See above)  Liberals call Trump phone call “Nixonian”.

 

 

Monday, January 4, 2021

 

       Infected:  20,807,818

                Dead:  353,058

                   Dow:  30,069.79

  


Leaked Trump call transcript threatens Federal prosecution of Raffensperger and his little lawyer Germany too… POTUS says he has 11,800 hidden votes “in spades”.  Anticipating tomorrow’s election, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga) joins the Gang of Twelve to overturn Biden’s win

   Inflatable Christmas tree costume blamed for infecting 43 healthcare workers in San Jose.  Dr. Alex Azar rejects single shot vax policy – Trump’s Dr. Slaoui proposed two doses, but with half the serum (the way that poor elderly split their pills, hoping to stay alive) and his Surgeon General Adams defends POTUS for producing (not distributing) the 20M vaxxes (75% of which are quietly rotting away in warehouses).

 

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 

       Infected:  21,045,883

                  Dead:  357,257

                   Dow:  30,381,60

 

Georgia elections too close to call… midnight forecast: “Cloudy, with a chance of lawyers.”  Earlier, Trump rallies in Dalton, but spends most of the time talking about himself and threatening VP Pence to do the right thing at tomorrow’s (ceremonial) electoral count “or maybe I won’t love you as much.”  And he calls Kelly Loeffler “Karen”.  ABC’s Jon Karl predicts his activity for the last two weeks of his term… lotsa pardons.  (“You get one, Chapo, you get one, Jared, you get one, Me!”)

   Plague so bad, response so puny that California is drafting dentists to inject vaxxes, ambulance workers are rationing oxygen and morticians advise families to buy ice to store their dead relatives on until time and space can be found for burials.  Seniors still waiting in long lines for their “jab of hope” and NY Gov. Cuomo threatens to fine overwhelmed hospitals.  That’ll teach ‘em!  S. African variant called more contagious than British.

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

 

         Infected:  21,249.859

                  Dead:  361,123

                     Dow:  30,829.40

America’s busy day dawns to news of victories by Warnock and Ossoff in Georgia over Loeffler and Perdue.  Talking heads (and ex-politicians) Rahm Emanuel and Chris Chistie  agree that the Democratic wins will make Biden’s budget reconciliation plans easier and that Trump’s “tantrums” probably cost both incumbents their incumbency.

   Fake testing and vaxxing websites are scamming the poor and elderly.  Amazon promises a “genuine” at-home saliva test for only $100… ten for $1,000 (no quantity discount!).  Dr. Fauci predicts “normality” by April.  Dr. Dre suffers a brain aneurism.  Dr. Agus says he’ll recover.  Kim/Kanye union probably won’t recover.

   And then, shortly after noon, America stumbles and tumbles into the Dictator Zone (see above).

 

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

 

         Infected:  21,503,004

                  Dead:  364,218

                     Dow:  31,041.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3:30… no, 3:40 AM, Vice President Pence officially stabs Trump in the back by reading the roll of electors and declaring Joe Biden the victor.

   Throughout the day, janitors sweep out the Capitol, the FBI posts pictures of the unmasked rioters, Trump appointees start quitting (like Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, aka Mrs. Mitch), liberals cluck, the media launch their autopsies (Major Garrett at ABC blames Republican losses in Georgia on Trump “taunting” the voters and America’s enemies like Russia and Iran gloat.

   The stock markets close at record highs.

 

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

 

 

                CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

 

                                (REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

 

                                                          See a further explanation of categories here                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX (45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

 

RESULTS

 

SCORE

SCORE

      OUR SOURCE(S) and COMMENTS

 

  INCOME

(24%)

6/27/13

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

1/1/21

 1/8/21

                             SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wages (hourly, per capita)

9%

1350 pts.

10/1/20

nc

1/15/21

1,411.02

1,411.02

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages  24.87 nc

 

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

1/1/21

+0.02%

1/15/21

666.60

666.73

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    35,279 287

 

Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

12/1/20

nc

1/15/21

299.34

299.34

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000   6.7% nc

 

Official (DC – in millions)

2%

300

1/1/21

-0.13%

1/15/21

365.00

365.48

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    10,657 643

 

Total. (DC – in millions)

2%

300

1/1/21

-0.18%

1/15/21

313.49

314.97

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    18,430 396

 

Workforce Participation

Number (in millions)

Percentage (DC)

2%

300

1/1/21

 

+0.018%

+0.025%

1/15/21

311.50

311.58

In 149,937 975 Out 100,547 522 Total: 250,484 497

http://www.usdebtclock.org/  59.87

 

WP Percentage (ycharts)*

1%

150

12/1/20

nc

1/15/21

151.99

151.99

http://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  61.50

 

 

OUTGO

 

(15%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Inflation

7%

1050

11/1/20

+0.6%

1/15/21

1,025.48

1,025.48

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.2

 

Food

2%

300

11/1/20

+0.6%

1/15/21

285.26

285.26

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm      -0.1

 

Gasoline

2%

300

11/1/20

+12.3%

1/15/21

374.82

374.82

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm      -0.4

 

Medical Costs

2%

300

11/1/20

+0.5%

1/15/21

290.24

290.24

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm      -0.1

 

Shelter

2%

300

11/1/20

+0.1%

1/15/21

295.51

295.51

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.0  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEALTH

(6%)

 

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

1/1/21

+ 1.47%

1/15/21

334.13

339.05

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/DJIA  31,097.97

 

Sales (homes)

Valuation (homes)

1%

1%

150

150

12/23/20

+ 20.72%

+ 3.76%

1/15/21

196.44

169.35                 

196.44

169.35                

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

     Sales (M):  6.69 Valuations (K):  310.8

 

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

1/1/21

+0.03%

1/15/21

281.11

281.03

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    62,583 601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

 

NATIONAL

(10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (in trillions)

2%

300

1/1/21

+0.03%

1/15/21

295.33          

295.42          

debtclock.org/       3,450 451

 

Expenditures (in tr.)

2%

300

1/1/21

 - 0.08%

1/15/21

223.82

223.65

debtclock.org/       6,637 642

 

National Debt (tr.)

3%

450

1/1/21

+0.73%

1/15/21

335.85

333.39

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    27,565 768

 

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

1/1/21

+0.06%

1/15/21

384.89

384.66

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    82,093 142

 

 

GLOBAL

 

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

1/1/21

 +0.01%

1/15/21

291.95              

291.91              

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   7,090 091

 

Exports (in billions – bl.)

1%

150

1/1/21

- 4.42%

1/15/21

153.23

153.23

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 184.2

 

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

1/1/21

 -0.80%

1/15/21

139.15

139.15

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html 252.3

 

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

1/1/21

 - 9.52%

1/15/21

106.29            

106.29            

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html  68.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL INDICES (40%)  

 

 

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

 

  World Peace

3%

450

1/1/21

-0.5%

1/15/21

408.38

406.34

Brexit becomes official; UK refuses to extradite Julian Assange, citing his mental deterioration. China purges dissidents, arrests Americans and investigates AliBaba – billionaire Jack Ma disappears. Iran ramps up nuke production; Saudi/Qatari tensions ease – oil prices soar.  Scots lawmaker arrested in UK plague lockdown as infection rate climbs to 2%.

 

Terrorism

2%

300

1/1/21

+0.9%

1/15/21

270.33

267.09

Riots re-ignite in Minneapolis after cops shoot another black man, Dolal Idd.  Riots in DC and Capitol storming called domestic terror.  (See above)

 

Politics

3%

450

1/1/21