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February 3rd, 2021

Turns out that this morning, I received an “invitation” to the Public Utilities Commission meeting tomorrow.

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I’d really not had time to think much about this on Monday, had to take a quick look and zip something off — testimony was due for WI so I had lots of back and forth with clients — so in afterthought, I realized that I’d missed the flip side of this, that the folks complaining were left in the dark here. THEY’RE NOT EVEN ON THE SERVICE LIST! WTF??!?!?!

So today after I got the Wisconsin testimony filed, I fired off a missive, and as I went to file, there were Xcel filings in the inbox:

Here’s my second missive:

Here’s my post from Monday:

Blazing Star Wind NOISE!

February 1st, 2021

Which side are you on?!?!

January 16th, 2021

QAnon- what to do?

January 10th, 2021

When folks around you are mired in QAnon, conspiracies, lies, what to do? I’ve come around to thinking that what’s needed is intervention, and treatment and/or deprogramming, as with cults, or in 12 Step chemical dependency models.

After this last week, each of us should be asking this question and grappling with action.

From Psychology Today:

Part 1 – The Psychological Needs That QAnon FeedsWhat to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon

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Part 2 – How Far Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole Did Your Loved One Fall? What to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon

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Part 3 – 4 Keys to Help Someone Climb Out of the QAnon Rabbit Hole – What to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon

Counter-protesters question why they weren't allowed to cross Golden Gate  Bridge during pro-Trump rally in San Francisco organized by 'Walk Away' -  ABC7 San Francisco

This is a little too “psych lite” for me, but in talking about intervention, there is this, which makes sense:

Another form of psychotherapy that could be applied to conspiracy theory beliefs is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is designed to challenge “cognitive distortions” and false beliefs by looking at evidence to disconfirm them.

From the article, a reading list:

David Neiwert’s forthcoming book Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us also looks to be a worthwhile read.

At least 6 GOP legislators took part in Trump-inspired protests

Other state’s legislators were in Washington D.C. participating in that fracas listed here — click name for contact info:

West Virginia state Rep. Derrick Evans – RESIGNED. WV Delegate Derrick Evans resigns from House of Delegates

Tennessee state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver

Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase

Missouri state Representative Justin Hill

Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano

Michigan Representative Matt Maddock