I really tried to unplug this weekend and remove myself from politics, news and the rest of the insanity that's stressing me out during the week. I was somewhat successful, but the big questions keep cutting through the calm. I even stopped watching Bill Maher, as he finally completed his long-in-the-works jumping of the shark last week when he defended the vaccine and mask deniers. So I didn't watch him Friday night, but his warning about what's in store for us pierced my peaceful respite and made me listen even if I didn't want to. But the warnings are there, shouted from the rooftops by Bill Maher and Medhi Hasan. The problem is, the corporate mainstream media isn't being honest and, for some reason, won't tell you that the former guy has never stopped plotting and planning his coup. It's in full swing. As Maher said, slow-motion coup in effect. With all that's going on, I figured today was a good day to invite Dave Johnson, OG Progressive blogger doing his thing these days at seeingtheforest.com to try to make some sense out of the ridiculous.