Kodak moment

“The image on the left was taken on Jan. 6, 2021, as a pro-Trump mob forced their way into the Capitol, an incident that would end with five people, including a police officer, dead.

The image on the right was taken at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 30, 2020, as Giuliani convened an unofficial “hearing” to discuss false allegations of voter fraud.”

The article includes links to a newspaper account of the ‘hearing’, an archived copy of Mr. Angeli’s Facebook page after the event and a video clip from the ‘hearing’ in which Angeli briefly greets Giuliani but as Snopes notes, “It should be noted that taking a photograph with someone is not indicative of any meaningful relationship.”

The image on the left lets us all know what Mr. Angeli looks like when wearing his horns.

A Reuters photographer at Trump’s failed coup attempt

Leah Millis, a senior photographer for Reuters, was one of the journalists capturing events on the ground. She took over 1,000 photos that day, including a striking shot of the Capitol’s exterior. At dusk, a police flash-bang munition went off, casting a warm orange glow on the facade and silhouetting rioters with unfurled Trump flags on the platform below—the same platform used for inaugurations. At that moment, Millis clicked her shutter

Millis started her day at around 11 a.m. ET on the east side of the Capitol, where protesters gathered in the morning. But after receiving a message that rioters were attempting to breach the west side a few hours later, she ran to document the scene, afraid that police would block it off and she wouldn’t get access…

Millis recalls hearing the crowd “chanting some kind of encouragement and realized they were probably breaking into the doors.” She climbed onto some of the scaffolding that’s set up for Inauguration Day to see what was going on. “That’s when I saw them battling with the police for an extended period of time,” she says. “It wasn’t until a different force showed up that they started firing flash-bangs and tear gas to actually disperse the crowd. And that’s what that photo is. The flash-bang going off.”

Great photo. Dangerous opportunity. Just like working around gangs and gangsters, photographers covering Trump’s Republican Party now run the risk of their gear smashed…and personal attacks.

After COVID-19, nearly 1 in 5 has mental disorder


We’re covered. If the coup attempt fails, I plead insanity!

New research has found that nearly 1 person in 5 diagnosed with COVID-19 is diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder like anxiety, depression or insomnia within three months.

The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, using electronic health records for 69.8 million patients in the U.S. — including more than 62,000 diagnosed with COVID-19.

Compared with patients who’d experienced certain other health events this year — including influenza, kidney stones, or a major bone fracture – those diagnosed with COVID-19 were more likely to have a subsequent psychiatric diagnosis in the following 14 to 90 days.

Co-consprators in the Republican Party are left on their own to come up with an excuse.