In the High Peaks

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

DISGUSTED: The Only Word for Today's Events

Note to Blog Readers: If you are angered by today's events, you may read on and feel in a like mind. If you are not. PLEASE TUNE IN ON ANOTHER DAY!!! I will welcome you later.

I'll keep this brief. Trump protesters have shouted for WEEKS that they would STORM the U.S. Capitol Building. Yet, lo and behold, no law enforcement agency was prepared AND most of them NOT under Trump's thumb!! This is the really scandalous part of this entire invasion. 

The U.S. Capitol Police were IMPOTENT against the onslaught of ultra-right wing protesters. Video shows them standing, jaws agape, watching as protestors broke through the doors into the Capitol. There had been talk about the need to lock the doors of the Capitol. Yet this was not done. WHAT???

I'm not going to belabor this. You've heard it all. What gets me: These Fascist protesters, The PROUD BOYS and others have DECLARED FOR WEEKS that they would breach the Capitol. So really, really, why were all federal policing units stupefied, with their mouths hanging open??? The U.S. Capitol Police, I believe, are under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior. 

Where was the FBI DIRECTOR?

Where was the Head of Homeland Security?? (Charged w. Domestic Terrorism)

BUT don't you wonder??? Why didn't the FBI, who has been following the activities of the Proud Boys and other militant, violent fascist groups, why didn't they coordinate with other groups of federal law enforcement?

I'm sorry if this offends: I am DISGUSTED by the federal government's inability to protect the Capitol when the WRITING HAS BEEN ON THE WALL FOR WEEKS!!! Heads will roll. I don't know when I have been more angry, I really don't. And I will not apologize for my anger, readers. I won't.


  1. Replies
    1. Diane,
      Thanks for weighing in--Hoping for better times ASAP! Wishing you and your family well.

  2. We've been agog and GLUED to CNN, where an anchorman said it was the chief of police who was having a selfie taken with a terrorist!! You have to wonder whose side he was on. I felt sorry for the Park Police, well that's what it said on their shields, I doubt if they had been trained to cope with that if they were patrolling public parks normally. I hope they round ALL of those insurgents up.

    1. Hi Katrina,
      This must be a HUGE embarrassment for all federal law enforcement agencies. I think the "Park Police" being referenced is to the fact that the U.S. Capitol Police are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Parks and other federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol Building. But Trump gutted that department. I do hope that all the insurgents and rioters who broke the law will be prosecuted. One thing is sure: There was loads of video recording every detail of every criminal.
      Let's hope and pray (Who me? Getting into prayer??) that the future will be more positive.

    2. I'm not praying Judith, but my fingers are firmly crossed.

  3. Judith, my feelings yesterday were more shock and dismay. It is amazing things could get to this state. Now I am back to numb and waiting to have a new President I can be proud of.

    1. Tracy,
      Indeed, yes, let's hope that our new president and vice-president and all members of the new Biden administration can sound some positive notes in the future. Hoping and praying these days.

  4. Hi JoAnn,
    Let's hope that my future posts will stick to bookish topics, if only!

  5. I just hope that Cruz and Hawley's reputations are permanently destroyed, although I also despise the new senator from Alabama who is clearly a moron as well as traitorous.

    I am a little concerned about my boss' boss going off to become Labor Secretary and hope I don't lose my job in the resulting shuffle.

  6. Outrageous insurrection attempt. People died. Congress members were hunted, had to hide. Yes, people from three fascist groups have been arrested. This attack was planned for months and militias practiced for it with their weapons. I hope they are all in prison for decades.