We can all agree that Liz Cheney is a master storyteller. We know her politics, we know her father is Darth Vader, but, damn, the GOP should have taken her seriously and seen that she was indeed a match for Trump. Just look at the way she ended today's Jan 6 hearing. She made sure the press would not miss, to use the words of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, "the next episode." CNN

'After our last hearing, President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation, a witness you have not yet seen in these hearings,' the Wyoming Republican said at the conclusion of the hearing, which focused on ties between Trump and extremist groups that stormed the US Capitol. 'That person declined to answer or respond to President Trump's call, and instead alerted their lawyer to the call. Their lawyer alerted us. And this committee has supplied that information to the Department of Justice.'

And that's what all the papers are talking about. Someone in the GOP needs to go to her, and beg her and apologize for her losing the position of the "third-highest-ranking Republican" because she believed Jan 6 was totally nuts. Also, Dems need to worry because, as a president, she would be no different to Trump on policy. And she is hawk, but she would have about her the armor of a defender of democracy. She is burying Trump, not the Dems.

Today's Jan 6 hearing also gave the internets a new meme:

Jon Bolton: I have planned a coup d’etat not in the US (that's Trump) but in other countries, and it's not an easy thing to do. It takes planning and resources. Bolton and Liz Cheney are cut from the same cloth. They are articulate and have a very clear idea of how to run The Empire.

Many Americans are still in a state of disbelief about what happened at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. The cops were actually in the school. They had guns. They knew the kids were being shot in the classroom. But the fear of death (the absolute master, according to Hegel) prevented them from taking action. CNN:

Newly published surveillance video recorded inside Robb Elementary in Uvlade, Texas, during the May 24 attack, shows officers approaching the classroom where Salvador Ramos killed 21 people, but then retreating down the hallway and taking cover the moment gunfire is heard. 

Bruce Springsteen is coming to Seattle in 2023. Damn, that's next year. Is that enough time for me to get ready for The Boss?

Tonight and tomorrow night there will be, it is predicted, no clouds to block our view of a moon that's as close to earth as it can be and in its fullest phase. This is called the supermoon. The moon of moons. The moon thieves hate. The Seattle Times reports: "[The moon] will not necessarily seem bigger, according to EarthSky, but may seem brighter."

The Elon Musk vs Trump fight has gone beyond testy. In the latest round, Trump basically said Musk would have sucked his dick in the Oval Office.

A sailor was found dead on an American aircraft carrier. And that's the whole story. It's in The Hill. It seems dead sailors are totally amazing to this right-wing website. Why does a sailor have to die? Aren't they supposed to just live? Shocking. This dead sailor on a ship. That's the story. 

The US has finally reached what an analyst considers to be a tipping point for the new sales of electric cars: 5 %. That's all. 5%. But apparently that is enough to begin the shift from a mode of transportation dependent on fossil fuels to one dependent on electricity. By the way, Norway, a major oil producer, had new EVs claiming 83% of the market in 2013.

God bless black women:

God keeps on blessing black women:

The blessing of black women just doesn't stop:

I was raised by a black woman, and I can find no better expression of that experience, my mother's love, a black woman's love, than this 1990s tune by SWV.