JANUARY 6
The NY Times January 2, 2022 editorial, “Every Day is Jan 6 Now,”  is required studying  for anybody fascinated about preserving American democracy.  It  says that ‘1/6/21, just isn’t previously; it’s daily.”  
“It is common residents who threaten election officers and public servants  and who need  to know when can we use the weapons.”   It continues. “Republican  lawmakers are making it tougher for folks to vote and simpler to subvert their  will in the event that they do.  And Donald Trump and “his twisted model of actuality” proceed to dominate the GOP.
The essay says, “In quick, the Republic faces an existential menace from a motion that’s brazenly contemptuous of democracy and has proven that it’s keen to make use of violence to attain its ends. No self-governing society can survive such a menace by denying that it exists. Rather survival depends upon trying again and ahead on the similar time.” Consider in the present day’s American political panorama. “Republican lawmakers in 41 states have been making an attempt to advance the objectives of the Jan 6 rioters – not by breaking legal guidelines however by making them.” Battleground states like AZ, GA , PA are GOP’s main targets. Piece is rife with stats about Republicans “who imagine that Biden was not legitimately elected in 2020 election and who approve violence to attain political objectives.”

Stacey Abrams

Editorial faults Democrats who’ve slim Congressional majorities within the House and Senate, “for failing to confront the urgency of this second, unwilling or unable to take motion to guard elections from subversion and sabotage.” It concludes. “Mr. Biden and different main Democrats ought to make use of what remaining energy they’ve to finish the filibusters for voting rights laws, even when nothing else.” On 1/10, President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta to make peace with voting rights advocates, a lot of whom boycotted the Biden/Harris summit, together with 2022 Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.
The January 9 concern of the NYT consists of President Jimmy Carter’s opinion piece, “America’s Democracy Is In Danger,” is one other should learn. He says “One 12 months in the past, a violent mob, guided by unscrupulous politicians stormed the Capitol and virtually succeeded in stopping the democratic switch of energy. All 4 presidents condemned their actions and affirmed the legitimacy of the 2020 election.” He provides. “According to the Survey Center on American Life, virtually 100 million adults throughout the political spectrum – agree that “the normal American lifestyle is disappearing so quick that we could have to make use of drive to put it aside.” He fears that the American proper to free truthful elections, “has change into dangerously fragile at house.” He cites a 5-point plan to protect American democracy.
While writing WGO, I acquired an electronic mail with a hyperlink to the 1/10 Charlotte Observer article, “Realistic Guerrilla War Exercises to be Fought Across Rural Counties, Army Warns.” US Intel just isn’t asleep on the wheel!

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE
The Israelis are engaged on a 4th or fifth booster shot whereas the remainder of the world lags behind. In the USA 243,527, 564 million, 74% of these eligible have had a minimum of one vaccination. In the US, Coronavirus variants, Delta and Omicron have taken up residency. Pfizer could have an Omicron vaccine prepared by March.
In NY, go to any of town’s Health & Hospitals amenities to be vaccinated. Americans are suggested to get vaccinated, get booster shot, get the annual flu shot, and get examined for the virus.

Eric Adams

NEW YORK, NY
Eric Adams, the a hundred and tenth Mayor of NYC, hit the bottom working on January 1. The New Year’s ball dropped, and Adams was sworn in a couple of minutes later. Hizzoner is energetic, a person with a plan and imaginative and prescient to burnish the picture of NY as America’s biggest metropolis. A supervisor, a showman, a troubleshooter, Adams is ubiquitous, all through the 5 boroughs, at subway stations, locations of worship, public faculties, crime scenes, visiting hospitals. He rushed to the scene of the lethal Bronx inferno, a 5 alarm hearth, which claimed the lives of 17 folks, together with 8 youngsters, most of them from Gambia, a West African nation. He arrange a metropolis fund for residents whose residences have been now not liveable. The NY Fire Department, NY’s bravest, continues to be applauded by the constructing’s tenants for its excellence and professionalism underneath stress.

Sidney Poitier

NEWSMAKER
RIP: Sidney Poitier, 94, died. A person for all seasons, he was born in Miami. Florida on 2/20/1924, to Bahamian mother and father, folks of modest means. He spent his childhood within the Bahamas, in Cat Island and Nassau, till he was despatched to Florida, earlier than he relocated to NY when he was 16. He arrived low in money and heavy with a thick Caribbean accent. He labored odd jobs and joined the Army. He lined a whole lot of skilled territory since his NY arrival. An actor, director, civil rights advocate, ambassador and philanthropist, Poitier grew to become an American legend. He was the primary Black man to win Hollywood’s most cherished prize, an Oscar for Best Actor in “Lilies of the Field.” About three generations of African Americans can recite his filmography which incorporates “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” “Black Board Jungle,” “The Defiant Ones,” and “To Sir With Love.” My favourite Poitier movie was “In the Heat of the Night,” when he slapped a racist white man within the face. That slap resonated everywhere in the world. The viewer sensed that America was coming of age, in case you view movies sociologically. Poitier’s characters have been willy-nilly statements about American race relations.
A superb pal and supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, he attended the March on Washington and the Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana in 1972. Harry Belafonte was his BFF. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1974, Poitier was the Bahamas Ambassador to UNESCO.

JANUARY CALENDAR
BAM: Dr. Martin Luther King Day, January 17: The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office co-host the thirty sixth Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Talks, at BAM or through livestream. Tribute lineup: talks with students and civil rights leaders and performances by native artists, together with Nona Hendryx with Craig Harris and Tailgaters Tales; a dance piece by Kyle Marshall; and the Mama Foundation’s SING HARLEM choir. Program will probably be held at BAM or through livestream.
NY Restaurant Week is again from January 18 to February 13. Dine at metropolis’s prime bistro’s at inexpensive worth factors: $29, $39, $59 Visit nycgo.com

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