Second Impeachment of Donald Trump

Broken political systems are destined to failure due to the energies of fear and frustration by the people. It's part of the evolution of the human experience in linear time. The Republican Party as once it was is evolving into at least two factions - one of them the Trump Republic. If not Trump, somebody smarter, younger, and perhaps more Putinesque will create a new party. It's important to note it's all part of the algorithm that is our simulation and part of A Game Plan.

Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial

Saturday February 13, 2021

This vote was a forgone conclusion. Fear not. A storm is coming. Trump is going to face accountability civil and criminal in Georgia, New York, elsewhere. His empire will collapse along with the Republicans who defended him out of fear or self-interest. Trump will be taken down! Chaos in the end.

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February 11, 2021 - New Moon 23° Aquarius

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Wednesday January 13, 2021

Today will rank among the defining moments of American history and perhaps one of the reasons your soul is experiencing in a destructive array of chaotic end time events.

On a New Moon 26° Capricorn - Donald Trump was impeached for a second time as 10 Republicans also voted against him. He is facing legal vulnerability for inciting riots on the Nation's Capitol. It all started when a group of insurrectionists incited by Trump overthrew the Capitol in a planned assault.

Other federal and state charges on various other crimes will follow their message hopefully to insurrectionists to stand down and go home and for Trump to finally be removed from office before more chaos occurs. The Senate impeachment trial happens after Biden is sworn in and Democrats take over the Senate.

Banks and businesses have cut dealings with Trump as his brand suffers. Fear is that Trump will not go quietly into the night and will retaliate against those who did not support him as he has done throughout his presidency.

A cascade of bewildering episodes - starting with Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat and encompassing his incitement of a mob assault on Congress - has shattered long-held assumptions of the unassailability of government by the people, for the people. Save for the fracturing of the union before the Civil War, this country's system of political checks and balances has never before been under the kind of strain imposed by an autocratic President desperate to cling to power.

A sense of unfolding history is magnified by growing evidence that America is fighting for democracy itself in a struggle that will endure after Trump leaves office next week at the latest. New warnings of violence by pro-Trump extremists in 50 states and militias on the march toward Washington are instigating the most oppressive sense since 9/11 that the homeland is under threat. But this time the danger to US freedom comes not from a foreign terrorist group but radicalized Americans.

In a break with the political alignments of the entire Trump term, several Republicans, meanwhile, say they will join House Democrats in impeaching Trump. There are also the first signs that Trump's power base in the Senate, represented by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is fraying, leaving the President as vulnerable as he has ever been.

The sole article of impeachment that the House is expected to pass Wednesday charging Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors is damning. Its simple clarity explains why this impeachment is no mere futile partisan ritual in the waning days of the most aberrant presidency in history.

Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.

It is an extraordinary mark of turbulent times and a lawless term that Trump will become the first president to be impeached twice - only 13 months after the House first resolved that his abuses of power merited removal from office.

In a poetic twist, the vote took place in the very same chamber that lawmakers fled a week ago in fear of their lives from an invading mob seeking to harm Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and to thwart the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

In time, the events of this disorienting week will take their place alongside milestones - including the Declaration of Independence, the abolition of slavery, Pearl Harbor and the assassination of President John Kennedy - that make up America's sweeping narrative. But history is experienced in retrospect. Current events are lived forward in all their alarming intensity and are frightening because no one knows how they will end. And the country's nerves were already at breaking point nearly a year into a once-in-a-century pandemic that has brought death and sickness and further deepened stark political divides.

The formal impeachment vote in the House is far from the only barely believable twist leading up to Biden's inauguration in seven days. The horror of last week's events and their grave implications are becoming even clearer as more details emerge about the day when a sitting President incited partisans to assault another branch of government in the act of finalizing his election defeat.

The idea that the rampage in which five people died was just a political outburst that got out of control was debunked Tuesday by the serious tone of a news conference held by the acting district attorney in Washington.

In another unfathomable moment on Tuesday, America's most senior military leaders warned there was no place for extremism in the ranks and that the troops must support and defend the Constitution. The statement was remarkable in itself. But that the Joint Chiefs decided it needed to be issued in the first place was one of the more frightening events of recent days.

The House also voted Tuesday night to approve a resolution calling for Trump to be removed from office through the 25th Amendment, but Vice President Mike Pence, whose power is needed for such a move, has made it clear he will not invoke it. It could all come down to Mitch McConnell.

Trump is the creator of his own destruction but then again it's all in the script ...

What Makes Trump Tick/Tic?

I noticed Trump's shaky right hand again when he arrived in Texas the day before he was impeached, so I made this video and posted it on Facebook. My friend Ed wrote that it was just a tic. I replied, "Tick tock as in Trump's time is running out" ... or ...

Tics are irregular, uncontrollable, unwanted, and repetitive movements of muscles that can occur in any part of the body. Movements of the limbs and other body parts are known as motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, such as grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are called vocal tics. This takes me back to Trump vs. Hillary Clinton when he sniffled a lot as they were debating.

In addition, tics can be associated with more serious medical disorders, such as Huntington's disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Risk factors for tic disorders include: Genetics: Tics tend to run in families, so there may be a genetic basis to these disorders. It's not clear what causes tics. Tics are thought to be due to changes in the parts of the brain that control movement. They can run in families, and there's likely to be a genetic cause in many cases. They also often happen alongside other conditions, such as: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Trump's father, Fred Trump suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Some patients who have early onset Alzheimer's disease have the ApoE 4/4 gene, which is a very strong genetic risk factor for disease development. A condition called myoclonus - muscle twitching and spasm - is more commonly seen in early-onset Alzheimer's disease than in late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Bald Eagle Seen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the day Donald Trump was impeached, a neighbor took this picture of a bald eagle in a tree on 86th Street and Shore Road - a place one would never expect to find a bald eagle or any eagle for that matter. Eagles symbolize strength, resilience, and new beginnings. Perhaps it coincides with the fireworks displays on New Years Eve symbolizing American freedom in the face of diversity.

Down the Rabbit Hole of 2021

Our Alice - Nancy Pelosi - took us further down the rabbit hole to make the "Mad" (Hatter) Trump accountable for his actions as his term in office was ending. Plans had long been in place to overthrow the government using Trump as a catalyst investigations continuing. What would our storyline be without a multifaceted conspiracy that goes back to the beginning of the "Dream" of Democracy.

Alice glances through the keyhole to discover she is asleep
outside of the reality she experiences in. It is all just a dream
or two-dimensional sheets brought forth into physical realities.

Monday - Shrouded in Secrecy

Pic of the New York Skyline taken from the 80th Street overpass as the sun set here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Monday night. A lone pedestrian walks along the promenade, the World Trade Center ahead, the Statue of Liberty just around the bend. Symbols of American democracy seem shrouded in secrecy today overrun by fear and insurgency.

Thursday Sunset

I love the small boat sailing out to sea set against the backwash of the setting sun.

Temps were in the 50's today. I traded my boots for sneakers and my winter puffer
for a heavy sweatshirt. The winter really is warmer in the city so far this year.