Almost forgot that today is the anniversary, in 1917, of the October Coup in Russia, the day Lenin and the piratical Bolshevik Party launched their "revolution" (in reality an armed rebellion by a tiny minority faction) to topple the Kerensky regime, another bunch of somewhat more savory rebels.
Lenin, Trotsky and company would have been left swinging from nearby lamp-posts if Mr. Kerensky had possessed 2,000 or so loyal troops. True for the Tsar back in March as well. Unfortunately in both cases, the cupboard was bare, and the rest is history. . .
How fitting that the Pelosi/Dean/Kossack crowd, ersatz-Bolsheviks themselves, should acquire political power on this anniversary.