Documentation of Trump Administration’s abject failure in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in


December 4th, 2022

Yesterday, at around 8 p.m., multiple electric substations in Moore County were shot up, three it appears, and at least 40,000 people out of power. Today’s it’s been disclosed, law enforcement from every possible jurisdiction is involved. Sheriff says there’s evidence it’s intentional — well, DOH, how could it not be??


State of Emergency declared, starting at 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., shelters are open starting at 4 p.m.

Folks there are saying “I need to do laundry,” and “what about my freezer,” Earth to Mars, if that’s your major concern, you are indeed privileged. It takes a long time to get a transformer replacement, so even if they can rewire everything up, without that transformer, nothing happens. People have need for electricity for oxygen, refrigerating meds, ventilators, heat, pumps for water and gas, and cell service is out, the list goes on. Get out the camping gear (set up a tent in the living room, helps keep warm), don’t open the freezer/fridge (and when you do, start cooking), use ice to extent possible, solar and batteries and generator (use sparingly), and check in with your neighbors to make sure everyone’s OK. Pool resources. Work together! Temp isn’t too bad, ~49 now, down to 34 tonight, and up to 59 tomorrow, tonight will be the lowest for a few days — that will help.

If you’re able to leave, that’d be a good bet.


Sheriff: Vandalism Cuts Power Across North Carolina County

Mass power outage in North Carolina being investigated as ‘criminal occurrence’

Rundown of impacts, from Andrew Wilkins in Moore County

Emergency Declared and Curfew Ordered Following Moore Power Grid Attack:

Is it any wonder…

Accelerationist Guide Calls for Metcalf-Style Attacks on ‘Sitting Duck’ Electricity Infrastructure

That’s a federal violation, Critical Energy Infrastructure and all:

North Carolina: FBI investigates gun attack on Moore County power grid

And yes, Emily Grace Rainey did tweet “The power is out… and I know why” on fb too:

… and received a visit from the sheriff, who apparently said howdy and left. Apparently she is well known locally, and helped organize the 3 busloads who went up for the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Here she is with the sheriff, who went to her home after the outage, and rumor has it prayed with her. This photo of Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields and Emily Grace Rainey at a Back the Red White & Blue event in Southern Pines on Oct. 17, 2020:

Accelerationist Guide Calls for Metcalf-Style Attacks on ‘Sitting Duck’ Electricity Infrastructure

Wonder if her farm has electricity today?

Here’s a video of her with the Proud Boys, etc.:

I’d guess the FBI will be on this. Local law enforcement not so much…

A small plane rests on live power lines after crashing Sunday, November 27, 2022, in Montgomery Village, a northern suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Tom Brenner/AP

Thankfully this one didn’t. The two in the plane were rescued, but it took SEVEN hours!

Every picture tells a story:

ABC 7 News report with video of rescue HERE.

Doing some research as I try to wrap my head around how it is that in Goodhue County, Senate District 20, House District 20A, we elected “America First” election deniers, and that in this part of the world, the Goodhue County Republicans wound people up about January 6. Digging on America First (then and now in a number of permutations) and I remember reading about it it at the Lindbergh Museum in Little Falls.

On a similar vein, long ago I got “The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota,” which has a lot of good factoids and references but the writing is almost unbearable to read. I’d not gone further.

Learning about this is excruciating. Jawdropping, the numbers jumping on these bandwagons, then, and now, and getting the details down, whew. Eye strain and brain strain reading all this… But it’s necessary. This election got me thinking about it again because of the similarity of positions, and how did we get to where we are today — thinking about intellectual/moral heirs to America First and Ku Klux Klan.

Let’s go back about 100 years… and check out the Klan activity here in Minnesota, and specifically in Red Wing, and around Goodhue County too:

More coming soon… there’s a LOT to this. The themes, and the local papers, but that means a trek to the library. SOON!

Once more with feeling, or as the Teletubbies would say, “AGAIN! AGAIN!”

Let’s see… P.O. Box 519 was on the flyer sent dated October 31, 2022, way down at the bottom:

And P.O. Box 519 is used as the address in the Campaign Finance Report:

And the attached list of “Red Wing CRG” expenses claimed, “PO Box 10/28 102.00” in that Report:

Mail was returned as of 11/21 and 11/23/2022, “Return to Sender” “Not Deliverable as Addressed” and “Unable to Forward” less than a month after supposedly renting a P.O. Box for $102.

I’m no Elvis fan, but that tune is growing on me… seriously stuck on my tape loop!

Tom Drazkowski, please do file an amended Campaign Finance Report with a workable mailing address, an email, and receipt for the claimed “P.O. Box $102.”