Closing Thought–22Jan21

Why would an American soldier want to destroy the memorial to those that died on 9/11?

I know with everything happening around the inauguration of Biden some news falls by the wayside…..

While we were distracted by the oath of office and the antics of the Trump supporters an American soldier has planned an attack on a national monument…..the 9/11 Monument.

An American soldier discussed targets for potential terror attacks in the United States and shared instructions for killing American troops in the Middle East with someone he believed was an Islamic State supporter, federal authorities said on Tuesday.

While stationed in Germany last fall, the soldier discussed possible targets, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan, a criminal complaint shows.

“Choose your targets wisely,” the soldier, Cole James Bridges, an Army private from Ohio, wrote to the person he believed was a woman working with the Islamic State. But it turned out that Private Bridges was messaging with an undercover employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the complaint, which was made public on Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

Why would any American want to destroy this monument to the dead?  Especially an American soldier that has taken the oath to protect and defend.

I have noticed that oaths do not mean a thing any more….people take them because the have to not because they want to.

This plan is disgusting and should not be condoned or explained away…..punish the planner.

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Notorious Pardons

I have written several times about the presidential pardons that Trump issued….most were close allies or people that would benefit him in some way or another.

But Trump is not alone…history is full of notorious pardons by our presidents.

It all began back in 1794 and the Whiskey Rebels……this article is from Time that list some historic pardons…..

In an event that would lead to the first pardon in U.S. history, Congress enacted a steep tax on spirits in 1791 to help pay down the national debt, and hard-hit small producers protested by taking to the streets in western Pennsylvania. They quickly formed a multi-state armed rebellion and President George Washington called in 13,000 troops to quell the opposition. Intent on emphasizing federalist power, the government charged the whiskey rebel leaders with treason against the U.S., although many were released due to a lack of evidence.

Virginia Governor Henry Lee, on Washington’s behalf, issued a general pardon for those who had participated “in the wicked and unhappy tumults and disturbances lately existing,” even though some of the rebels had not even been indicted. Only a few men had trials and two were convicted of treason (which meant death by hanging). Eventually, Washington pardoned those who had treason convictions and indictments. It was the first pardon in American history that overturned a criminal conviction, and the first time under the young U.S. Constitution that the federal government wielded military force to quell its own citizens.

(read on and learn)

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1862257_1862325_1862313,00.html

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The good news is that Trump is NO longer the leader of a free world…he may be gone from DC but his legacy will remain.

A recent poll shows that Trump’s final approval rating was a record low of 34%…..but that matters not for Trump will do what he always does…..take revenge on those that opposed him.

He will not be president just how could he exact his revenge?

First he will target the Republicans that turned on hm throughout his presidency…..he has sycophants but not all were on-board with is lunacy he called his presidency.

You may ask….how can he take revenge on those how wronged him?

Since he has such support with the old white guy wing of the party….he has thoughts of forming a competing party, the Patriot Party…..

“Mr. Trump discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week, the people said. The president said he would want to call the new party the ‘Patriot Party,’ the people said,” reported Andrew Restuccia. “Mr. Trump has feuded in recent days with several Republican leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), who on Tuesday said Mr. Trump deserved blame for provoking the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Polls show Mr. Trump retains strong support among rank-and-file GOP voters.”

“It’s unclear how serious Mr. Trump is about starting a new party, which would require a significant investment of time and resources,” continued the report. “The president has a large base of supporters, some of whom were not deeply involved in Republican politics prior to Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign.”

https://www.rawstory.com/trumps-new-political-party/

This could prove hurtful to the GOP….for Trump has in his pocket many mega-donors…..he also has some influential people in Congress as well…like McCarthy, Jordan, Gaetz, Gohmert, Hawley, Cruz just to name a few.

Patriot?

Seriously?

They stand in opposition to most of what the Constitution brought to America….how can that be patriotic?

Words do not make a patriot!

These sycophants will make sure that unity is NOT on the agenda for the Biden Administration.

My thought is….let them go ahead…..that would virtually destroy the GOP and its strangle hold on this country…..which might be a bad idea.

But reality tells me that the GOP will work hard to keep its far right slugs within the party.

By all means…please make the Patriot Party a reality…..put all the crazies in one party.

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Biden Executive Orders

Biden said he would hit the ground running on the very first day…..and keeping with that promise he did what Donald the Orange did….he signed a bunch of EOs…..

President Biden moved swiftly to dismantle former President Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reversed course on immigration, climate change, racial equity, and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. With the stroke of a pen hours after taking the oath of office, Biden ordered a halt to the construction of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall, ended the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, declared his intent to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization, and revoked the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the AP reports.

The 15 executive actions, and two directives, amount to an attempt to rewind the last four years of federal policies with striking speed. Only two recent presidents signed executive actions on their first day in office—and each signed just one. But Biden, facing the debilitating coronavirus pandemic, a damaged economy, and a riven electorate, is intent on demonstrating a sense of urgency and competence that he argues has been missing under his Republican predecessor. “There’s no time to start like today,” he told reporters. More:

  • Biden wore a mask as he signed the orders in the Oval Office—a marked departure from Trump, who rarely wore a face covering in public and never during events in the Oval Office. But virus precautions are now required in the building. Among the executive actions signed Wednesday was one requiring masks and physical distancing on federal property and by federal employees.
  • Biden’s order also extended the federal eviction freeze to aid those struggling from the pandemic economic fallout, created a new federal office to coordinate a national response to the virus and restored the White House’s National Security Council directorate for global health security and defense, an office his predecessor had closed.
  • Biden’s blitz of executive actions went beyond the pandemic. He targeted Trump’s environmental record, calling for a review of all regulations and executive actions that are deemed damaging to the environment or public health, aides said Tuesday as they previewed the moves.
  • Another order instructs federal agencies to prioritize racial equity and review policies that reinforce systemic racism. Biden revoked two Trump orders related to the 2020 census. The first attempted to discern the citizenship status of every US resident, and the second sought to exclude people in the US illegally from the numbers used for apportioning congressional seats among the states.
  • He also ordered federal employees to take an ethics pledge that commits them to upholding the independence of the Justice Department.
  • The president also revoked the just-issued report of Trump’s “1776 Commission” that promotes “patriotic education.”
  • Those moves and others will be followed by dozens more in the next 10 days, the president’s aides said, as Biden looks to redirect the country without having to go through a Senate that Democrats control by the narrowest margin and will soon turn to the impeachment trial of Trump.

This is a more detail look into Biden’s EOs…..https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/in-depth-here-are-the-17-executive-orders-joe-biden-issued-on-day-one/

Well done Joe!

Now keep the good ‘vibes’ rolling!

Let’s hope that his order campaign promises are as successful….

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