2:00PM Water Cooler 1/14/2022

By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Bird Song of the Day

More winter birds. There are five (!) types of Evening Grosbeak. This is Type 4.

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Politics

“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51

“They had learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter Thompson

Capitol Seizure

“Analysis: U.S. built ‘textbook’ case of sedition charges for Capitol attack -legal experts” [Reuters]. “The indictment for the Jan. 6 attack is “thorough and rigorous,” said Alan Rozenshtein, a former Justice Department national security lawyer who teaches at the University of Minnesota Law School.” Oh, a “former national security lawyer.” Say no more! Say no more! More: “Lawyers and extremism researchers said the Justice Department appears to have carefully vetted the Oath Keepers indictment, possibly using cooperating witnesses

Keep reading this article on Naked Capitalism (Yves Smith) - Blog.

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