Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson Exposes Trump As A Dyspeptic Brat - Now The Univ. Of Colorado Must Condemn Coup Architect Eastman


"At this point, anyone who isn’t calling what happened a year ago on Jan. 6 the failed coup of a presidential traitor either belongs to one of the world’s few remaining uncontacted tribes or only watches Fox News...If he’s not prosecuted, we have no reason to expect any better behavior in the future. And in that case, we will have only ourselves to blame"- Melinda Hennberger, 'Trump Broke The White House China and Our Democracy', Sacramento Bee

The  January 6th Committee "Surprise hearing" yesterday turned into another blockbuster with surprise witness Cassidy Hutchinson exposing Trump as a treasonous,  unhinged brat who liked to toss dishes during his tantrums, e.g.

In one incident the little orange asswipe was so exercised at Bill Barr's statements about the 2020 election he hurled a dish at the wall leaving a mess of food, catsup behind.  In another, the 78 yr. old brat pulled out the entire table cloth in a fit of pique leaving food, and dozens of porcelain fragments on the floor for the valet staff to clean up. But that is The Diaper Donald: An unhinged, megalomaniac two-year old in a septuagenarian's body.  A raging human roach with the heart of a traitor.

 What received less air play is the news that the Traitor's coup architect John Eastman  had all his electronic devices confiscated Monday by federal agents - who even used his Iphone to grab a face print of the slimeball.  This  had us both howling with laughter, so much that I could even forget my PSMA cancer scan was delayed.  The idiot Eastman also plans to file a law suit about some sort "of invasion" of his rights, when the only rights a traitor has are .... none.  

He lost them when he betrayed his country, trying to use Mike Pence  in a bizarre scheme to transfer electoral votes from Biden to Trump - as well as concocting  a twisted fake electors plan.  The latter, in case this genius doesn't know is fraud,   and perpetrated against federal election law. That was why he got busted and his toys taken.  In this case, Eastman betrayed his American citizen birthright by acting as the primo architect of Trump's plan to overturn the 2020 election.  So he merits no special considerations at all.   

Pence lawyer Greg Jacob even ridiculed the scheme which called for Pence to either reject electoral votes in swing states that went for Biden and declare Trump the president, or send disputed delegates (fake electors) home for their state legislatures to decide.  Then congress could be called in for a special session to declare Trump president.  Jacob even warned the turd about potential violence on January 6th - but the asswit remained unmoved.  He was licking his chops wanting it to happen, even having the nerve to tell WH lawyer Eric Herschmann  "There's always been violence in the history of our country to protect democracy".

So one can see this cockroach deserves what he got and even more. But that leaves unanswered why a major university would have this degenerate on its staff in the first place - at the Benson Center.  In this regard, The Denver Post Editorial of June 19th  was totally correct in declaring the University of Colorado Benson Center ought to condemn Eastman -- formerly a professor at the school- if you can believe it.  As the Editorial noted:

"House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol has made it abundantly clear this week that then-President Donald Trump planned and executed an immoral scheme to retain the White House over the will of American voters.

Trump’s right-hand man in this coup attempt was John Eastman, a professor who at the time was in a position of power at the University of Colorado’s Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization.

Let the irony of that sink in.

The closest that our nation has come to a constitutional crisis in more than a century happened largely because of the actions of the Benson Center’s top thought leader during the 2020-21 school year.

Eastman also used his university email, according to documents given to The Denver Post, to have conversations with state lawmakers in Pennsylvania, about various ways to thwart the election results and seat alternative electors, a key part of the plan to persuade Pence to hand the election to Trump.

The center has refused to distance itself from Eastman. No strongly-worded condemnation of Eastman’s actions or the coup plot has been issued. The center cited low enrollment in Eastman’s courses as the reason for Eastman’s courses being canceled, "

The piece went on to point out as a "cornerstone of Western civilization" one generally recognizes  attributes that have allowed some nations to prosper in ways that have eluded other regions.   The most profound of these is "the peaceful transition of power, a democratic process that prevents the disruption and destruction of violent insurrections."   This the swine Trump, and his pawn Eastman, have totally rejected.  But that's why I regard them as traitors.

Incredibly, and ironically, a big talking point for Heidi Ganahl - in her campaign running for governor in the CO primary- was her membership on the CU Board Of Regents.  This was the same Board that cowardly screwed Prof. Ward Churchill out of his professorship over 15 years ago, after his essay  "On Roosting Chickens'"  was sent to it. This was an essay dug up from an obscure online journal (by a grudge-filled punk with too much time on his hands),  written after 9/11.  It compared the investment specialists and brokers in the World Trade Center to "little Eichmanns". In the wake of its exposure every little anti-free speech dunce in Colorado went batshit crazy calling for Churchill's head.  Next thing you know all his previous research was being vetted,  turned over for any signs of "plagiarism" -  and he was cut loose after the Board decided they found one or two.  Some years later the broken prof took the case to court -and  actually won when CU's reaction was found heavy -handed.  He was rewarded with a few bucks as compensation.  He never taught again.

 The whole episode showed the "free speech" meme for the hypocritical bollocks it was because -  while someone could depict Muslims as "ragheads" in cartoons -   he couldn't dare call into the question the U.S. role in inciting blowback - as Churchill did.   

This is germane now given Ganahl recently told The Colorado Sun that she wished "Eastman had not involved CU in the whole conversation on what happened on January 6th".  Adding: "But I also believe in academic freedom and we've got to let these things play out."  Funny how little her "academic freedom" meant when Ward Churchill's essay was put under the CU Board of Regent's microscope, and it had far less grievous consequences for U.S democratic survival than Trump and Eastman's conspiracy.    

 Indeed, as columnist Mike Littwin observed ('Eastman: American Villain', COS Indy, June 22-26, p. 18): "If I'm Attorney General Merrick Garland, I'm putting everyone on the staff on double overtime."   Noting also:

"On the night of January 6th when the Senate was back in session, Eastman was still plotting.  On the day after he asked Rudy Giuliani if there was still a Trump pardon list, and if so if he could get on it."   

Case closed!

At least the wheels of justice are grinding onward now in Eastman's direction as well as another cockroach collaborator, Jeffrey Clarke.  And thanks to Cassidy Hutchinson's brave testimony who knows how many other traitor heads will finally roll.   As for Tony Ornato and Secret Service pal Engel who contradicted her testimony- i.e.  that Trump tried to grab the limo steering wheel- let them come forward and testify to that under oath. Else they are just emitting noxious fumes like Trump and merit no serious consideration.

Let's hope for all our sake's we get every last Trump upper level ally involved in this most despicable recent event in the nation's history.  And maybe we can also get Trump in the end, despite, as Littwin write (ibid.): "Illegality is not a problem for Trump.   Even getting caught isn't a problem.  He has always weaseled his way out of trouble, hasn't he?"  - Well, maybe not this time around - if Merrick Garland has the same level of stones as Eric Holder.

 See Also:

FBI Seizes Phone of Trump Lawyer Eastman


Federal agents have seized the phone of John Eastman, a conservative lawyer and key figure in then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, according to a Monday court filing, in the latest signal that the Justice Department is ramping up its criminal investigation into that effort.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents acting on behalf of the Justice Department’s inspector general stopped Mr. Eastman and took the iPhone as he was leaving a restaurant on Wednesday, he wrote in a motion filed in New Mexico seeking to recover the device from the government.

The same day, federal agents searched the Northern Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who promised to help Mr. Trump’s efforts to reverse his election loss by pressuring the agency to promote his false claims of widespread election fraud. The agents took into their possession all of Mr. Clark’s electronic devices, he later said.

The seizures offered some of the clearest indications yet that prosecutors investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol have moved beyond the violence on the day the election results were set to be certified and are examining the actions of senior officials involved in Mr. Trump’s efforts to stay in office.



We now know that Donald Trump imagined himself as the head of the violent, armed mob storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 to steal the election. He repeatedly tried to make his fantasy a reality, even as his lawyers and security personnel recommended against it. And when that didn't work out for him, he threw a tantrum like the thuggish bully that he is, physically assaulting a Secret Service member in an attempt to force the agent to let Trump play out the Leni Riefenstahl remake in his head.

There will be a world of deflection, bullshit, hand-waving and dithering from Republicans to distract from Tuesday's revelations. But it will be difficult to erase the vivid picture painted by Cassidy Hutchinson.


All the bombshells Cassidy Hutchinson dropped about Trump and Jan. 6

by Noah Berlatsky | June 29, 2022 - 8:18am | permalink

— from Alternet

Donald Trump didn’t just conspire to overturn the election. He ripped off his own supporters while doing it.  Treason, it turns out, is a lucrative endeavor.




Voters have rosy memories of a time with less inflation and lower gasoline prices. The coronavirus, while not gone, appears to be reaching an endemic stage. But the reality of having a megalomaniac in the White House — and how close Mr. Trump brought the democratic system to the precipice — was shown in horrifyingly vivid detail on Tuesday, when Cassidy Hutchinson, a top Trump White House aide, appeared under oath before the select House committee....Sadly, it may well be that not enough Americans are paying attention to what is being revealed in these hearings.  

Inflation will pass, wages will rise, and supply chains will adapt. The consequences of re-empowering an unhinged personality, after he has faced no serious consequences for literally trying to overthrow the democratic order, would last forever.  Americans must snap out of their complacency. The stakes are higher — and time is shorter — than they realize

by Robert Reich | June 29, 2022 - 7:43am | permalink

— from Robert Reich's Substack


After today’s explosive testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson — who served as chief assistant to Mark Meadows and was literally and figuratively in the middle of Trump’s White House — I don’t see how Attorney General Merrick Garland can avoid prosecuting Trump, as well as Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani.

If you didn’t hear or see her testimony, Hutchinson portrayed a plot, in which Trump was directly involved, to stop the counting of electoral ballots on January 6. Meadows, Giuliani, Mike Flynn, and Roger Stone were also directly involved. Trump knew rioters were coming to Washington with weapons, and knew they had weapons on January 6. He knew they were threatening the life of Mike Pence. He knew they were dangerous. He wanted to be on Capitol Hill when they stormed the Capitol. He could have stopped them at any point, but he chose not to.

It was the most chilling depiction yet of a president in charge of an attempted coup. Trump knew exactly what was happening and what he was doing. He knew he was acting in violation of his oath of office and inciting violence in order to stay in office. He repeatedly refused to listen to reason, or to change course.


by Joan McCarter | June 28, 2022 - 7:53am | permalink

Monday, June 27, 2022

Other Voices Weigh In On The Overturning Of Roe v. Wade

 In this post some other voices offer their own perspectives on the latest Supreme Court atrocity: the overturning of 50 years of precedent in Roe vs. Wade.


They’re pushing for a national ban, a prohibition on abortion pills, and a  limit on people’s ability to get abortions across state lines.

The Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is expected to trigger new battles between states over abortion access, as women and advocates try to get around newly enacted bans by seeking the procedure out of state and using hard-to-trace medications.  The fights promise to raise tensions between states in ways not seen since the era of slavery, experts say.

Multiple states, including Arizona, Arkansas and Texas, have sought to stem the flow of abortion-inducing pills by making their shipment through the mail illegal. Republican lawmakers in Missouri are considering a bill that would prohibit Missouri residents from getting an abortion out of state as well as penalize out-of-state medical professionals. Model legislation recently released by the antiabortion Right to Life organization would make it a felony offense to help a minor obtain an abortion across state lines.

These steps by emboldened conservatives are raising concerns that cross-border investigations targeting abortion will test traditional law-enforcement cooperation among states.


How texts and web searches about abortion have been used to prosecute women


by Lucian K. Truscott IV | June 26, 2022 - 6:19am | permalink

— from Salon

With its Siamese-twin decisions on Thursday and Friday, the Supreme Court didn't just turn back the clock or flip through the pages of the calendar looking for a new decade — or century — to love. Calling themselves textualists and originalists, they simply put the Constitution through a search engine and told it to look for some key words: Abortion? Uh-huh, not there. Gay sex? Not in 1791 or 1868! Same-sex marriage? Are you kidding?

But guns? Well, the founders spelled it "arms," but we know exactly what they had in mind! The right to walk around with your guns on your hip or slung over your shoulder because you need 'em for self-defense!

It's tempting to say that the justices handed down these two decisions because they could, but what they did and how they did it is even worse: Just a month after 19 elementary school children and their two teachers were shot dead with a semiautomatic military weapon of war, they mumbled about life and provided for the mechanics of death and. over a 24-hour period, set forth the new outlines of an obscene legal regimen.

by Marc Ash | June 26, 2022 - 5:16am | permalink

— from Reader Supported News

The Democrats are going full-bore on post-Roe fundraising and the donors are hurling money hurling it at them in record amounts. That formula can actually be counterproductive. Why fight for anything if not fighting fills the coffers? And anyway fighting isn’t the Democratic way.

Again, for the record Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both Republican Senators have authored legislation that they say will preserve abortion rights on a federal level in America. The Collins-Murkowski proposal is likely not perfect but it does provide a potential pathway forward. The Democrats continue to rake in money and ignore Collins and Murkowski entirely. No effort whatsoever to construct a cooperative solution.

by Joan McCarter | June 25, 2022 - 7:35am | permalink

— from Daily Kos

Sen. Susan Collins, ostensibly one of two Republicans who support abortion rights in the Senate, is of course very concerned that the radical Supreme Court has just ended a federal guarantee of abortion rights in the United States, and is very disappointed that the nominees she voted for did this thing. Because, gosh, none of us could have foreseen that Lyin’ Brett Kavanaugh, who lied in two separate confirmation processes, was not being honest with her.

Collins didn’t vote for Amy Coney Barrett. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell let her off the hook on that one because he didn’t need her. He made Lisa Murkowksi do it.

When Collins stood on the Senate floor on Oct. 5, 2018 and announced what everyone already knew already—she was voting for Kavanaugh—she said: “Judge Kavanaugh is the first Supreme Court nominee to express the view that precedent is not merely a practice and tradition, but rooted in Article III of our Constitution itself.”

by Jaime O’Neill | June 25, 2022 - 7:15am | permalink

We knew this was coming. We knew it long before Alito tested the waters with his "leaked" hint of what was coming. We knew it was in the process of happening as we watched the confirmation hearings that put those obfuscating fascist prevaricators on the Supreme Court. The so-called "progressives" who could not bring themselves to ever vote for a "Democrap" knew, or surely should have known that they were enabling the eventual overturn of Roe v. Wade, not to mention any number of other retrograde decisions. And no matter how disingenuously they act out their bad faith, the "moderates" like Susan Collins, Joe Manchin, or the old "maverick" and erstwhile moderate John McCain surely all knew what they were voting for when they lent their assent to these court nominees sent up by Republicans.

In its usual fashion, however, Fox "News" report that "liberal journalists rage at Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not retiring." I'm not exactly a liberal, and I'm no longer a journalist, (though I play one on this blog site), but I find that to be a grotesque distortion of who is responsible for this outrage. No one on the left is blaming RBG for this abominable affront to the freedom of more than half the population of the country. It is also the height of chutzpah to allege that liberals are blaming her, though it is clearly consistent with this disgusting zeitgeist in which we all dwell.

by Robert Reich | June 26, 2022 - 5:33am | permalink

— from Robert Reich's Substack

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of lawmakers trying to cover their backsides when the Supreme Court justices they voted to confirm turn out as bad as the rest of us thought. Today, senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin say they feel betrayed by Kavanaugh and Gorsuch who, they say, promised during their confirmation hearings that they’d honor Roe v. Wade.

Other Democrats in Congress are expressing outrage at what the Supreme Court just did.

If Susan Collins and Joe Manchin feel betrayed, and others feel outraged, all have an easy fix: They can carve out a reproductive rights exemption to the filibuster, then enact national abortion rights. They could do it Monday.

by Joan McCarter | June 26, 2022 - 5:45am | permalink

— from Daily Kos

Democratic lawmakers’ response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s destruction of reproductive rights for the nation has been, let’s say less than urgent. Less than cognizant of the absolute earthquake that just rocked us. Less than aware that we are all looking to them to DO. SOMETHING.

Start with canceling recess. Start with acknowledging that the nation is on fire and that it is their job to start putting the fire out. Recognize that that is what we elected them to do in 2018 and 2020. Show us that they understand that we put our faith in them to do this job. We’re paying them to do it. It is their responsibility.

by Meaghan Ellis | June 26, 2022 - 6:36am | permalink

— from Alternet

Publicly, former President Donald Trump is taking credit for the U.S. Supreme Court's overturn of Roe v. Wade and ultimately revoking women's rights to legal abortions. But, behind closed doors, he reportedly is not thrilled about the ruling.

According to Rolling Stone, "privately, the former president is anxious about what the end of Roe, and the flood of extreme Republican state-level anti-abortion laws it will unleash, will mean for the GOP’s electoral prospects — and for his own."

Inside sources have revealed the former president is privately concerned about how the ban on abortion rights could impact his potential 2024 presidential run. One source, who has privately spoken to the former president since the controversial SCOTUS draft opinion leaked, shared details about his concerns.

Revisiting Partial Differential Equations (2): Solving By Separating Variables

 Partial differential equations solved by the variables separable method occupy perhaps 5 percent of the total constellation of such equations - but often provide much physical insight and to a wide variety of physics problems, from vibrating membranes, to electromagnetic waves and basic quantum mechanics. In this post we examine three examples of PDEs using the method and a few related problems are provided at the end.

Example 1:

Consider a wire of length  ℓ :

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For which the relevant wave equation is:

  2 u/  t 2  =   c 2   [ 2 u/  x2 ]

And the displacement satisfies:

u(0, t) = u( , t )  =   0     ( t >  0)

Suppose at time t= 0 the displacement is u(x,0)  =  f(x)

And:     u/  t ] t=  0   =  g(x)

Using the technique of separation of variables provide two different general solutions for X(  )   and X(x).

Hints:  i)  u(0, t) =  X(0) T(t)   and

 (ii)  u( , t )  = X(  ) T(t)


Solution:  By separation of variables we have: 

u(x, t) =   X(x) T(t) 

Now let:  dT/ dt =  T ',    d Tdt 2   = T"

dX/ dt =  X '        d 2X/  dt 2   = X "

So that:   2 u/  t 2  =  X(t) T "(t)

And:    2 u/  t 2  = X" (x) T (t)

The wave equation can then be written:

XT "   =   c 2   X"  T

Or:    T "2  T   =    X" / X

We set both sides equal to a constant K (separation constant):

 T "/ 2  T   = K  =      X" / X

Two equations result:

i) X"   -   K X = 0

ii) T "  -   2 KT    =   0


Look at two cases:

i) K  = 0

Then X" - KX = 0  becomes X" = 0

For which: X(x) = c1 X + c2

And: X(0) = 0   Þ  c2 = 0  so X(x) = c1 X

However,  X(x) = 0   c1 = 0  and X(  ) = 0

Which is unacceptable, so K cannot be zero. So next look at K > 0

ii)  K  > 0

Then:  Let K  =    r 2

 So that:  X"(x) -  r X  = 0

Has solution:  c1 exp (r x)  +  c2 exp (-r x) 

After eliminating c2  (as fn. of  c1)  

 X(x) =  c1 [exp ( r x)   -   exp (-r x) ]   

X(=  c1 [exp ( r )   -   exp (-r ) ]   =   2 c1 sin n r ℓ 

Example 2:

 2)  Provide two general solutions for the transverse mode (z  =  0 ) of an EM wave starting with the Maxwell equation:

Ñ E   =  me   2 E  /  t 2  


In Cartesian coordinates, the H, E   z-components partials can be written (with the angular frequency  w  , magnetic permeability  m  and the permittivity  e ):

i)      2 E z  /  x2  +    2 z  /  y 2    +     g 2 z  =    mewz 

   ii)   2 H z  /  x2  +    2 z  /  y 2    +     g 2 z  =    mewz 

The transverse mode (z  =  0 )  implies:

 2 E z  /  x2  +    2 z  /  y 2    +     g 2 z  =    - wme z 

We assume:  z   (x, y, z)  =   z   (x, y) exp (- g z)

At time t = 0

Using a variables separable approach we try the solution:

z   (x, y, z)  =   X(x) Y(y) exp (- g z)

Þ  Y d 2 X / d x2  +  X d 2 Y / d y 2  +  g 2 XY    =  - wme XY  

Then divide by XY:

1/ X (2 X / d x2 )  +  1/Y (d 2 Y / d y 2  )  +   g 2  +   wme    

And let  h 2 g 2  +   wme    

Then rewrite equation as:

1/ X (2 X / d x2 )  +  1/Y (d 2 Y / d y 2 )  + h 2 =  0  

Þ 1/ X  ( 2 X / d x2 )  +  h 2 A 2 =    1/Y (d 2 Y / d y 2     

X   = C1 cos Bx  +  C2 sin Bx

Where: B 2 = A 2 + h 2 

Similarly for Y:  d 2 Y / d y 2 A 2 Y =   o     

Where:  Y =  C3 cos Ay  +  C4 sin Ay

The constants C1, C2, C3 and C4 are determined from boundary conditions.

Example 3:

3) Particle in a rectangular box, e.g.

For the particle shown find three independent solutions and the quantized energy given the PDE:

 2 y x2  +   2 y y2  + 2 y z2  + 2mE ħy = 0

And: 0 < x < a,   0 < y  < b,   0 <  z  <   c

This is a 2nd order partial differential equation easily solved by the separation of variables, e.g. :

y  =   X(x) Y(y) Z(z)


X’ =   X/  x    Y’ =  Y/  y  and Z’ =  Z/  z   

This leads to the equation:

X”YZ  +  XY” Z   + XYZ” + 2mE/  ħ XYZ  = 0

The required normalization equation is then:

òoa  òbo  òc o  y‖ 2  dz dy dx = 1

Dividing the  equation by XYZ:

X”/ X + Y”/ Y  + Z”/Z + 2mE /  ħ  = 0

We let:

X”/ X =  a2,  Y”/ Y  =  -b2,    Z”/Z =  -g2

With ab   and g constants.

Then, we have:

x2   +  ax  = 0,   y2   +  by  = 0,  z2   +  g

So the independent solutions will be:

x= Ö(2/a)   sin ( n xpx/a)] 

y= Ö(2/b)   sin ( n px/b)] 

z= Ö(2/c)   sin ( n px/c)] 

where:  n   = 1, 2, 3, 4.. etc.


y  (x, y, z) = (8/ abc)1/2 sin ( n xpx/a) sin ( n px/b) sin ( n zpx/c)

And further, to obtain the quantized energy, E:

n2p2 /a2  -  n2p/b2  -  n2p2 /c2  +  2mE/  ħ  = 0


E =   p2  ħ2m [n2 /a2  + n2  /b2  + n2  /c2 )

Suggested Problems for the Math Whiz:

1)  Find a partial differential equation whose solution is:

z = (a + 2) x   +   ( a2  + 1) y  + b  

2)Use separation of variables to solve the partial differential equation:

2 y x2  +   2 y y2  + 2 y z2  + 2mE ħy = 0

For a particle in a cubic box.  Include the quantized energy for the particle.

3)  The partial differential equation for a deflected beam is given as:

 2 u/  t 2  +   c 2   [ 4 u/  x4 ] =   0

And:   2   =    EI/ r A

Where EI is the flexural rigidity, r   is the density of the wood, and A is the area.

a)   If u(x,t) is defined such that: t > 0   and

<   x   <   

Use separation of variables to arrive at an initial general (but not optimal) solution and write the two ordinary differential equations arising from the approach.

b) Apply the characteristic equati0n (i.e. in order 4)  to obtain improved general solutions X(x) and T(t)  and also suggest values for the constants arising: C1, C2, C3 and C4.