This Is The Best They Could Do?

Closing Thought–05Feb21

I have been writing about the new Congresswoman that has made many many offensive statements and now she was up for committee assignments in the House….And the leadership of the House has stepped up to basically censure this woman…..

House Democrats on Thursday stripped controversial GOP lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. The nearly party-line vote was 230-199, the Washington Post reports, with 11 Republicans voting against her. The rare move came a day after House Republicans opted not to take action against the Georgia Republican. Coverage:

  • The freshman lawmaker has been under fire for recently unearthed posts and comments she made before being elected Congress in which she backed QAnon conspiracy theories, supported the idea that the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were hoaxes, and even backed violence against Democratic lawmakers, per Politico.
  • In a Thursday speech on the House floor, Greene expressed regret for her “words of the past” without explicitly apologizing, reports the AP. Greene said she was a “very regular American” before coming to Congress who passed along QAnon theories and the like, but she said they did not represent her true views. (She said much the same in a closed-door GOP conference meeting Wednesday night, according to Politico.)
  • “I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true and I would ask questions about them and talk about them and that is absolutely what I regret,” she said Thursday, per the Wall Street Journal. “If it weren’t for the Facebook posts and comments that I liked in 2018, I wouldn’t be standing here today and you couldn’t point a finger and accuse me of anything wrong, because I’ve lived a very good life that I’m proud of.”
  • The controversy speaks to the GOP struggle at the moment to strike an internal balance between the pro-Trump camp (that includes Greene) and GOP critics of the former president’s behavior, such as Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican. Witness what the Politico Playbook calls the “head-spinning night” on Wednesday, when the GOP conference gave strong support to Cheney while declining to punish Greene.
  • Greene had sat on two House panels: the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee, per CNN.
  • Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she was “profoundly concerned” by Republicans’ “acceptance of an extreme conspiracy theorist,” adding, “If any of our members threatened the safety of other members, we’d be the first ones to take them off a committee.” But GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday night accused Democrats of a “partisan power grab” and said they were setting a dangerous precedent in moving to remove Greene from committees.

230-199?  So 199 Congresspeople think she has done nothing wrong….this is all you need to know about how deep the Trump stranglehold goes on the GOP.

Let the disunity continue!

The House is a pathetic as the Senate…..I am totally disgusted with these slugs!

Greene issued her defiant response to the loss of committees……

If you were expecting GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to be chastened after House Democrats doled out a rare punishment, think again. “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” she tweeted. “In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway. Oh this is going to be fun!” The defiant tweet comes a day after Democrats stripped the freshman Georgia lawmaker of her committee posts because of the conspiracy theories and threats of violence she promoted before coming to Congress. The “+11” refers to the number of Republicans who joined Democrats in the 230-199 vote.r

This will be a hoot to watch this spineless slug run to the closest camera to spout the manure she embraces.

If only the attempt to kick her worthless ass out of the House is successful….

CNN notes that one Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California, has introduced a long-shot resolution to expel Greene from the House itself. “I’m committed to bringing it up, and I said that to leadership that there needs to be a vote sooner rather or later on this,” he said.

The real humor came from FOX’s  Hannity

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) past controversial statements ahead of Thursday’s House vote to nullify her appointments to two committees.

Greene, who has indicated support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, attracted increased scrutiny in recent days after previous statements surfaced where she questioned whether a plane hit the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and claimed the 2018 California wildfires were started by a space laser controlled by a corporate network, including the Rothschild banking firm.

“I have no earthly clue whatsoever what would cause someone to believe such a thing,” Hannity said on his Wednesday broadcast.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/537350-hannity-on-greene-not-a-single-conservative-i-know-shares-her-conspiratorial

Seriously?

After four years of providing an echo chamber for the people that stormed the Capitol and he really does not know anyone that believes as Greene?

If you believe that manure then I have a bridge I will sell….cheap.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Let The Games Begin!

As Biden prepares for his ceremony crowning him as the president of the United States…..the Right has prepared to make life silly when the Congress convenes….

Remember the impeachments (notice that is plural) of Trump…well as a revenge for his loss in November there is to bring the impeachment thing up again….

A freshman GOP lawmaker wants to get the ball rolling on impeaching Joe Biden on the president-elect’s first full day in office. After President Trump was impeached for a second time Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Newsmax that she plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden on Jan. 21. The Georgia lawmaker has expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theories, but she’s not planning to accuse Biden of being part of a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles. Instead, she is attacking the president-elect over remarks he made in 2018 about threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine if prosecutor general Viktor Shokin wasn’t replaced, the Hill reports. “I’m proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored,” she tweeted.

The Obama administration called for Shokin’s firing over corruption allegations in 2015, as did the EU and the IMF. When Biden, as vice president, raised the issue with Ukrainian officials, Shokin was investigating the energy firm Burisma. Biden’s son Hunter was a board member at the time, though he was not accused of wrongdoing. “We cannot have a president of the United States who is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, foreign Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies,” said Greene, who didn’t specify what she wants to charge Biden with. Trump’s first impeachment stemmed from a call to Ukraine’s leader in which he pushed for an investigation of the Bidens.

Oh goody the games will begin and the obstruction will rage on for the next 4 years.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Space Force–To The Future?

I have written many times about my reservations over our newest military branch, the Space Force…….https://lobotero.com/2019/01/11/space-force-2019/

My personal opinion is that it violates the space law set forth in 1967 in the Outer Space Treaty……..

https://lobotero.com/2019/04/12/space-law/

https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/space-law-part-2/

I also asked the question…does the US need a Space Force?

https://lobotero.com/2019/12/24/does-america-need-a-space-force/

The Space Force was installed by Pres. Trump and I asked the question on whether we need this branch or not……https://lobotero.com/2019/12/24/does-america-need-a-space-force/

Last year I asked if Biden would keep the Space Force or do the prudent thing and let it go…..https://lobotero.com/2020/12/23/will-there-be-a-biden-space-force/

I said then that he would keep it because it would be very beneficial to the profit of the M-IC……and it appears I was right…..

Space Force appears to be here to stay. The White House said Wednesday that President Biden—who has been dismantling much of Donald Trump’s legacy—fully supports the new branch of the military. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the new administration has no plans to revisit Trump’s decision to establish Space Force in Dec. 2019. “The desire for the Department of Defense to focus greater attention and resources on the growing security challenges in space has long been a bipartisan issue,” she said, per Space.com.

Psaki noted that even if Biden wanted to get rid of Space Force, “it was established by Congress, and any other steps would actually have to be taken by Congress, not by the administration.” Politico reports that GOP lawmakers slammed Psaki Tuesday after she seemed to dismiss the force, saying “Wow. Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” in response to a question, apparently comparing the query to an earlier one about the color of Air Force One. She later said she would welcome members of the Space Force team to visit the briefing room to talk about their work. Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond said Wednesday that he is “very proud of the guardians in the Space Force” and would “welcome the opportunity” to discuss their mission.

The Space Force’s top general said Wednesday that the newest military arm may have a PR problem. 

A day after White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to dismiss the new service during a briefing, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond acknowledged that “it’s hard to understand” the link between what the Space Force does and how it affects U.S. citizens. 

A PR problem?

I am doing my part to educate the people at what a waste of time, money and people this white elephant is……how the government is prepping the people for their support is by using an old tactic of fear…..

The commander of U.S. Space Command warns in a new document that keeping satellites safe from hostile attack will require a coordinated response involving all elements of the U.S. military and allies.

The U.S. military operates as a “joint force” and space is now part of that mix, said Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command.

Dickinson on Friday is expected to release a “commander’s strategic vision” that calls on Space Command to prepare for “an increasingly complex environment” that is “far more competitive and dangerous today than ever before.”

Dickinson’s guidance to space troops: Prepare for ’competitive and dangerous’ environment

It looks like Treaties mean nothing when the M-IC does not want us to abide by the rules…..

I will continue to watch this situation.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”