Who Won The Week — 06/12/22

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

At the risk of being predictable, my Who Won the Week designation this week goes to the House Select Committee that is investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump’s MAGA-maniacis. The committee held the first of its public, televised hearings this past Thursday evening and it was must see TV.

Thursday’s hearing was the first in a series this month that will highlight the findings of the panel’s investigation, which included interviews with more than 1,000 people about how Trump and his team tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election on multiple fronts.

The committee played a compilation of some of the most disturbing footage from the January 6 attack. It showed some never-before seen material, including a birds-eye view footage from security cameras that showed the enormous pro-Trump mob as it started swarming the Capitol grounds.

The footage also showed how the crowd took its cues directly from Trump, with one rioter reading a Trump tweet on a megaphone for the other rioters to hear. In that tweet, Trump criticized Pence for announcing that he would not overturn the results of the 2020 election while presiding over the joint session of Congress to certify Joe Biden’s win.

Supposedly 19 million people watched the prime time hearing on Thursday night and I can’t imagine how anyone watching could not have been moved and could have any remaining doubts whatsoever about the fact that Trump was behind a well-planned, organized, orchestrated, and deliberate attempt to interfere with the peaceful transition of power in the United States and to instigate what amounted to a seditious insurrection.

Unfortunately, Fox News decided to not cover the live hearing, and it’s Fox News viewers who really needed to watch it.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

Sandman Wants to Know Yet More

Sandman, over at The Jazzocracy, posed four more interesting questions this week and I thought it might be fun to take a moment or two to answer them.

Were you ever in any sort of scouting group growing up?

I was a Cub Scout.

If they gave merit badges for day-to-day things (dishwashing, laundry, commuting, coffee drinking, etc.), what would be the ones you’d earn the quickest?

Blogging and watching house hunting and home improvement shows on HGTV.

Have you done any ghosthunting?

Since I don’t believe in any life form after death, I don’t believe in ghosts. Hence, I’ve never done any ghost hunting.

Have you ever been “caught in the act”/ done it in public?

As far as being “caught in the act,” when I was about 15, my older sister once walked in on me when I was choking the chicken. She called me a pervert and immediately tattled on me to our mother. I got grounded for a week.

As to doing “it” in public, I had a girlfriend who liked to have sex outdoors and one day we stepped off the walking path at Potomac Park in Washington, DC and into a secluded area and did “it” there. We also had sex on the patio of her apartment, where anyone who walked by would have gotten an eyeful. And then there was the time a different girlfriend and I had gone to New York to attend the the New Year’s Eve dropping of the ball at Times Square. The next day we were taking the Amtrak Metroliner train back to DC. We were sitting in a crowded train car with our coats draped over our laps and engaged in a bit of mutual masturbation. I am pretty sure no one was wise to what was going on under our winter coats.

Okay, yeah, I know. TMI.

FOWC with Fandango — Public

FOWCWelcome to October 23, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “public.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.