Schadenfreude

Capitol Model Displayed in Adjoining National Botanical Gardens

It has been more than a week since Trump Terrorists stormed the Capitol and the wheels of justice have begun to turn. Turning many of these insurrectionist perps into prisoners to await their trials, but these wheels turn too slowly, at least for me. To help fill the time while we all await justice’s verdict I offer the following anecdotes from the riot of January 6th and its aftermath that offer poetic justice:

  • Five people were killed by the riot. One of them was a Kennesaw woman who while racing up the Capitol steps, tripped, fell and was trampled by the mob. She had been carrying a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
  • Another person who died was a man from Alabama. He suffered a heart attack that was rumored to have been caused by him repeatedly tasing himself in the nuts. This last part of the story has turned out to be false. I guess you can’t believe everything that you read on Twitter. Who knew?
  • Women have been soliciting photos of men doing bad stuff at the Capitol. The dating website Bumble had a political filter that allowed these women to pursue men with Trump friendly political leanings. With the come-on of wanting proof of their patriotism, these women would ask these men for photos. After the men complied, the women would forward this proof to the FBI. Bumble has since removed this political filter from all dating profiles.

News of the world:

  • It snowed almost all day yesterday and into the night, but this morning we had little to show for it. Just a few little patches of snow here and there. We’ve had no real snowfall so far this winter.
  • On Monday, Anne and I become eligible for the vaccine. She signed us up. No word yet on when we will actually get vaccinated though. I guess it is time to start refreshing my email’s inbox though. 
  • Girl Routs Men with Sausage—Her Uncle Caused Trouble by Wearing Pajamas—Miss Lizzie Williamson, militant niece of Charles Nichols of neighboring Alton, IL, routed with a link of bologna sausage half-a-dozen men who were attacking her uncle, according to the testimony in the Alton Police Court Wednesday. The trial was of cross-charges of disturbance of the peace brought by Nichols and Nebraska Kingston, who engaged in an altercation Monday night. The trouble started, it was testified, when Nichols appeared before several guests of Kingston, who lives in the same house, dressed only in his pajamas. So shocked were the guests that a general attack on the man followed, necessitating rescue by his niece. Nichols was fined $5 and Kingston $3—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1907.

It is kind of a slow news day.

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