Adios

I really like this. Every person should have a user manual. I’m too tired this morning to write my own manual, but that’s a good project for the near future.

Today we fly west, back to a rainy Socal. These one week trips are getting tougher and tougher, so time for a change in strategy. Longer trips, maybe a bit farther apart. Ten days in one city should be a noticeable difference than 6-7. The point is to reduce the airplane time as a percentage of total travel time. I can’t quite travel at the same pace as I did 20 years ago.

The next month I’ll be very focused on my new gig, doing a lot of team building and laying the foundation for whoever comes after me. And on getting some exercise.

Finally today, everyone should read Heather Cox Richardson’s latest essay. A federal judge has looked at the facts and spoken plainly about Trump’s treason. It’s a damning recital of the events leading up to the Jan 6 insurrection. We came so close to disaster…

Judge Carter concluded that Trump’s actions “more likely than not constitute attempts to obstruct an official proceeding.” He also concluded that “Trump likely knew the electoral count plan had no factual justification.” The plan, Carter wrote, “was a last-ditch attempt to secure the Presidency by any means.” He also found that “it is more likely than not that President Trump and Dr. Eastman dishonestly conspired to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.” 

Eastman and Trump “launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history,” Carter wrote. “Their campaign was…a coup in search of a legal theory….  If [the] plan had worked, it would have permanently ended the peaceful transition of power, undermining American democracy and the Constitution. If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself.” 

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