S4 E25 — Accountability?

Bannon told Trump to focus on January 6th. That was the moment for a reckoning. If Republicans could cast enough of a shadow on Biden’s victory on January 6 it will be hard for Biden to govern. Millions of Americans would consider him illegitimate. They would ignore him.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Your problems are not to blame for what ails you. Rather, these complications are what will grow you into a more creative and resourceful person. The things you must do to survive and thrive will be the source of your strength.” Virgo

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s 25th Episode in Season 4 of  Our Disruptively Resilient Year” on this 14th day of April in the spring of 2022.

We concluded the three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed — during the “normal” pre-pandemic year compared to the pandemic year, and more recently to the paradoxically normal year. Season Four continues now within domestic and global chaos.

“The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”

Table of Contents

Previously in Season Four, The Disruptively Resilient Year

S4 E24Another Spooky Role to Play on the Outside; S4 E23When In Doubt, Follow the MoneyS4 E22Now, Who Could Argue With That?

Related from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E25 Art Lives Upon Discussion, Upon Experiment, Upon Curiosity …; S3 E24Reunion on the Edge of the Pacific Ocean near Legoland? Hell Yeah!; S3 E23Free from the Pile of Rubble in Your Brain; S3 E22What’s the Experiment Got To Do with the Exodus from Barb’s Bunny Ranch?

Related from Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E25Are You an Innie or Outie Thinker?; S2 E24Working Remote from KnowWhere Atoll; S2 E23Gaping Loss No Amount of Mourning Will Heal; S2 E22Paranoid Rose Review and Traffic-Copped Check Out Lines

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E25Day 25 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E24Day 24 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E23Day 23 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E22Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment;


And, the beat goes on.  History may not repeat itself, or will it?  Enjoy a peak back to where we’ve been in Season Four, our Disruptively Resident Year

S4 E18Hopelessly Naive or Too Numb to Know Any Better?

S4 E19The Reason Character and Honesty Don’t Count Anymore

S4 E20Resiliently Living Through Domestic and Global Chaos

S4 E21Not Since the War of 1812 

S4 E22Now, Who Could Argue With That?

S4 E23When In Doubt, Follow the Money

S4 E24Another Spooky Role to Play on the Outside

In “Peril,” Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reveal “Women for America First,” had filed a National Park Service permit for January 22 and 23 in Washington.

They subsequently amended their permit application for a rally and reserved space at Freedom Plaza near the White House for January 6, 2021.

Woodward and Costa discover that Bannon told Trump to focus on January 6th. That was “the moment for a reckoning.”

“We’re going to bury Biden on January 6th, fucking bury him.”

If Republicans could cast enough of a shadow on Biden’s victory on January 6, Bannon said, it will be hard for Biden to govern. Millions of Americans would consider him illegitimate. They would ignore him.

2020 Election’s Big Lie 

Trump seemed furious when his closest inner circle popped his bubble.

“You’re not going to be sworn in on the 20th. There is not a scenario in which you can be sworn in on the 20th,” Pence said. “We need to figure out how to deal with it, how we want to handle it. How we want to talk about it.”

Woodward and Costa revealed how during the ceremonial validation of the Electoral College results Ted Cruz had not planned to offer wholesale objections to every state’s count.

“You need to object to all the states that could be raised by the House,” Trump said.

But, the consensus of the group was not to do that. Trump asked, “Do you object to one or two then?”

They agreed to object to the first state brought up, Arizona. Trump was unhappy. He wanted aggression, objection to all the states that come up. “No,” Cruz said.

Next to Freedom Plaza, where the rally would be held, upstairs in a suite at the famed Willard Hotel Boris Epshteyn, a friend of Eric Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon plotted next steps.

Meanwhile, Trump directed his campaign to issue a statement claiming that he and Pence were in “total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.”

Meanwhile, Jamie Raskin, in “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy” felt like the majority of viewers witnessing the assault.

What seemed fundamentally discordant for me was the political ideology of the mob beyond the deep pools of racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and immigrant bashing.  

He never had imagined they would converge on Washington to 

Destroy corrupt politicians of both parties, traitorous police officers, lying media, agents of George Soros, defenders of the Clintons and the Obamas, other sinister, shadowy forces identified by conspiracy theorists in QAnon and by Trump’s authoritarian polemicists like Steve Bannon.

And after two impeachments attempts at accountability failed, it would be up to a future independent commission or select committee to investigate the nature of the behind-the-scenes organizing.

Raskin described how the official January 6 rally was hatched within the core Trump political entourage, among people like:

    • Roger Stone, 
    • Stephen Bannon, 
    • Michael Flynn, and 
    • other members of the Trump family; 
    • among key fundraisers like Michael Lindell, the MyPillow Guy, 
    • Linda McMahon, the former head of the Small Business Administration, and 
    • Julie Jenkins Fancelli, heiress to the Publix Super Market chain, who reportedly invested at least $300,000 in organizing the day’s official activities — “March to Save America” rally organizers and “Women for America First.”

And that led to investigating the major extremist groups like:

    • Proud Boys, 
    • the Three Percenters, 
    • the Oath Keepers, 
    • Aryan Nations, and other 
    • private right-wing militia groups.


When Trump crossed over from nonviolent and lawful means in pursuit of his absurd claims to inciting violence against Congress and the election and Vice President Pence to get him to violate the Constitution, that was when he entered the realm of insurrection.


Random ones that make me want change my sign.

“4” Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “You usually don’t like it when people who don’t need help ask for it anyway. But who has the time to make sure each request is legit? Today it won’t matter. You’ll help others and you’re the one who will end up feeling lucky.” Leo

You got that one right.  Especially if the person asking keeps asking the same question over and over because she hasn’t taken the time I did to stumble through and do the work to figure it out.  But, alls fair in Love and a happy Life, eh dear?

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: “Your problems are not to blame for what ails you. Rather, these complications are what will grow you into a more creative and resourceful person. The things you must do to survive and thrive will be the source of your strength.” Virgo

I’ve got more work to do to stop triggers from the other side of the aisle.  Although both Emma the Baroness and I despair for families in Ukraine and the very real possibility that our country will once more be run like a mafia.

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54: “Those who make excuses or pass blame deprive themselves of the chance to learn the right way to do a task. You recognize this in others and avoid making the same mistake.” Libra

This observation feels similar in effect, but not emotion, to not doing the work and taking the easy way out.  Alas.

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41; Steven Spielberg, 74: “Growth takes time, but it doesn’t take forever. You’ve been patient, nurturing and positive, yet things haven’t formed to the shape you needed them to be. Nothing is so essential you can’t let it go. Start over new.” Sagittarius

So, either this is about spring cleaning or about taking stock, letting go of one or more of my passion projects and pivoting to a new start up.

“5”  Steve Harvey, 62; Stephan Patis, 53;  Stephen Hawking (1943 – 2018): “The task at hand is something you would do even if you were not paid to. Even so, don’t offer it for free. People will value it better if they pay for it.” Capricorn 

I’m taking this TauBit of Advice to Patreon — more specifically to only post to Tiers One to Three — nothing for free.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45: “Whatever you’re working with, make it your own. Forget about what a thing was designed to do. What do you need it to do? You’ll get completely original results because you’re not bound to the rules.” Aquarius

Okay, this doesn’t help me.  I can’t make these Episodes anything else than my own, am I right?  So, let’s summarize.  I should pivot, get paid or not worry about a thing and be happy that I can do what I love, even if I weren’t getting paid for it — which is what I did throughout my different careers and am definitely doing now.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines, according to my analytics, grew from 12559 this week to 12654 organically grown followers.
    • Orange County Beach Towns 216 viewers stopped by the week before.




    • “Here, Right Matters: An American Story” by Alexander Vindman. “We’d long been confused by the president’s policy of accommodation and appeasement of Russia, the United States’ most pressing major adversary. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, seizing the Crimean Peninsula, attacking its industrial heartland, the Donbass, from the capital, Kyiv. By 2019, little had changed, Russian military and security forces and their proxy separatists continued to occupy the Donbass. The biggest change was to Ukraine’s importance as a bulwark against Russian aggression weeks earlier, the White House had abruptly put a hold on nearly four hundred million dollars.” 
    • David Enrich begins his book with a suicide in “Deutsche Bank Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction” and then meticulously details the bank’s Russian money laundering operations. Deutsche’s Russian business surged after revenues had fallen 50% due to the 2008 financial crisis. Putin’s Russia, poured in to Deutsche from deals it did with VTB Bank, linked to the Kremlin’s intelligence apparatus. Deutsche positioned itself as a crucial cog in “The Laundromat” by doing what couldn’t be done — processing cross-border transactions for banks that were too small  and didn’t have offices outside their home countries.
    • “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy” by Jamie Raskin recalls one tragedy no parent should endure — the suicide of his son — and then a second tragedy at almost the same time — the insurrection on January 6th 2021, that terrified he and his congressional peers who were tasked by the Constitution to routinely oversee the orderly transfer of power from one former president to the duly elected new President. 
    • “A Warning” by Anonymous (Miles Taylor) written prior to the January 6th Insurrection as an insider’s account documenting how frequently the former President’s behavior and rage without any “guard rails” showed just how far he would go to win the next election at any cost while spinning lies and misinformation on top of each other.  
    • “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa provides anecdotes, stories and inside reporting documenting the controversial last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, as well as the presidential transition and early presidency of Joe Biden. 
    • “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising,” by Joshua Green tracks the money behind the scenes leading up to the 2016 presidential election and the growing influence of Steve Bannon’s network of extreme nationalists.

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Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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