(Given the lack of contrition and multiple and sickening victory laps by the most egomaniacal public figure of our time (and we thought nothing could eclipse the Kartrashians, but we were wrong)... we have decided to postpone the edition intended for Thursday, February 6th, and continue to allow this edition to make a needed statement.)
Updated events appear as additions to Tuesday's "select" and "continuing" events listings. See that edition.
Following is Wednesday's edition, as published.
Sometimes all that needs to be said is brief.
Sometimes pictures ARE worth a thousand words.
7. "Flying the American flag upside down in protest against Donald Trump's rule is an important act of symbolic politics. It signals to others that they are not alone and isolated in their opposition."
|Politifact routinely uses this|
graphic when covering
the Trump White House.
America pursues perpetual wars because large sectors of its economy are married to a runaway warconomy.
America is in a crisis of imaginary heroic self-image based on its past, vs. a reality of short-term profit-taking, exploitation, and acceptance of, if not publicly embracing, liars who benefit our bottom line.
More than the American flag should be flown upside down on this day.
Justice itself is topsy turvy.
Reality is a maze of glass.
One political party is inept. The other is irredeemably corrupt.
America is flapping upon ill winds that blow no good.
Not that this has ever been a great day...
● Today in 2008, a major outbreak of tornadoes struck across the Southern United States and killed 57 people.
● On this day in 1958, a hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. It has never been recovered.
● This day in 1975, riots broke-out in Lima, Peru after police forces went on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as "the Limazo") was bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
● In 1994 on this day, more than 60 people were killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell exploded in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo, in a horror known as the Markale massacres.
● This day in 2000, Russian forces massacred at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.
Some musicians, show biz folks, & other notables left us this day:
◇ Tim Kelly, American guitarist (d. 1998)
◇ Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (d. 2012)
◇ Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
◇ Marisa Del Frate, Italian actress and singer (d. 2015)
◇ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (d. 2008)
◇ Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
◇ Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991)
◇ Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
◇ Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)
◇ Sam Coppola, American actor (d. 2012)
At least they were spared experiencing the mess the rest of us must clean-up.
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