Insurrection Update

As promised I refuse to let the in-bred morons that stormed our Capitol go under reported…..this is the latest I have seen on the plight and the excuses of those cowards that assaulted our republic.

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I began this IST series with this long read…..https://lobotero.com/2021/06/04/insurrection-update-2/

First I would like to give my props to those that are hunting down these traitorous pigs….

The revolution was televised. Or at least live-streamed. And now a network of online amateur sleuths is dedicated to identifying those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. In a profile at Bloomberg Businessweek, David Yaffe-Bellany talks to several of these “sedition hunters” about their mission to pore over endless hours of video and still images and set up databases for cross-referencing, all as volunteers. “Every person brings a piece of the puzzle together,” says one of them, Chris Sigurdson of Canada. “People are only able to really hone in on somebody based on the work that everyone else is doing.” The 58-year-old, with time on his hands amid the pandemic as an out-of-work actor, set out in January to identify a rioter who doused officers with chemical spray. The FBI cited Sigurdson’s tweet about his work when it arrested a Texas man weeks later.

Another such sleuth is a stay-at-home mom in the Pacific Northwest who has annotated roughly 100 hours of video. She tells Yaffe-Bellany she now watches the video on mute to avoid burnout from the rhetoric. Another puts on classical music for the same reason. The crowdsourcing appears to be making a difference: The FBI saw a 750% increase in calls and tips to its main hotline immediately after the riot, and it is still receiving about the twice the normal amount. A spokeswoman says such tips have helped in “dozens” of cases, and the FBI continues to ask for help in identifying people in photos. The story also addresses a potential dark side—the dangers of vigilante justice or of people being mistakenly identified. “When you do it publicly, there’s just a lot more that can go wrong,” says an exec with the Anti-Defamation League. Read the full story.

Now let’s look at those in-bred morons that thought this action was a good idea.

One insurrectionist is trying to whine his way into the history books….claims he was the victim om 06 January…..

While 140 police officers may have been injured and maimed, five people died and millions of dollars in damage to a historic building was done, one lawyer for an insurrectionist is claiming that his client was the real victim.

Many of those who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are employing the excuse that they were dragged into it after they were duped by a cult of right-wing media. Anthony Antonio’s lawyer claimed last month that he suffered from a rare disease that only afflicts those who watch Fox News: “Foxitis” or “Foxmania.”

In that case, Antonio’s lawyer claimed that his client was radicalized to attack the U.S. Capitol after watching Fox News for six months. He then started “believing what was being fed to him” by the conservative network and President Donald Trump.

https://www.rawstory.com/capitol-attacker-blames-q-cult/

He participated in the insurrection and he is the victim…..as my friend Pete would say ‘bollocks’.

A man from one of Chicago’s richest suburbs was arrested and charged Tuesday with unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol and engaging in disorderly conduct on Jan. 6. 

Christian Kulas, 24, of Kenilworth, wore a Burberry coat and a Keep America Great cap as he documented his movements around the Capitol grounds and inside the building in a series of Instagram stories, federal authorities alleged in court documents. He faces two misdemeanor charges, which carry significantly lesser sentences or penalties than criminal counts.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/capitol-riot-burberry-coat_n_60c0358be4b0b03d151c9023

Throw the book at this twat. 

Now for the good news….

The Oregon legislature that let insurrectionists into the Oregon Capitol has been expelled….

Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21, the AP reports. Legislators said on the House floor that this could be the most important vote they ever cast. They then proceeded Thursday night to expel an unapologetic Rep. Mike Nearman with a 59-1 vote, marking the first time a member has been expelled by the House in its 160-year history. The only vote against the resolution for expulsion was Nearman’s own. Rep. Paul Holvey, a Democrat who chaired a committee that earlier Thursday unanimously recommended Nearman’s expulsion, reminded lawmakers of the events of Dec. 21, which were an eerie foreshadowing of the much more serious Jan. 6 assault on the US Capitol.

Nearman said he let the protesters in because he believes the Capitol, which has been closed to the public to protect against spread of the coronavirus, should have been open. The assault happened during a peak of the pandemic. But even Republicans said the crowd outside the Capitol that day was not made up of constituents who wanted to peacefully engage in the democratic process. Some were carrying guns. Some shouted false QAnon conspiracy theories about Democrats kidnapping babies. They carried American flags, banners for former President Trump, and a sign calling for the arrest of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. They broke windows, assaulted journalists, shoved police, and sprayed officers with bear spray. Nearman also faces two misdemeanor criminal charges and has said he will seek a trial by jury.

Misdemeanor charges?

I think that his actions are a bit more serious than a whack on the pee-pee.

Charges have been filed against the leaders….

Dozens of members of two prominent far-right organizations—the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers—have already been slammed with conspiracy charges surrounding the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Add a third group onto that pile. Prosecutors filed a federal indictment on Thursday accusing six California men—including four said to have ties to the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group—of conspiring to impede police or otherwise disrupt Congress’ confirmation of the 2020 election results, the Washington Post reports. Charged with conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and other unlawful entry charges are Alan Hostetter, 56; Russell Taylor, 40; Erik Warner, 45; Felipe Antonio “Tony” Martinez, 47; Derek Kinnison, 39; and Ronald Mele, 51. Warner is the only one alleged to have entered the building.

The indictment says the group mapped out their DC trip, with the intent to “fight” and satisfy then-President Trump’s call to push back against the election results in Joe Biden’s favor, per ABC News. Some of the defendants sported tactical gear, the indictment adds, while at least one carried a knife while grappling with police in front of the Capitol. The top two defendants—Hostetter, an ex-cop turned yoga instructor, and Taylor, a well-off graphic designer—ran a group called the American Phoenix Project, “founded to fight the ‘fear-based tyranny’ of coronavirus-related restrictions,” the New York Times reports. The outlet adds that it’s not only the first time that any Three Percenters have been hit with conspiracy charges, but also the first time that charges have been brought against anyone involved with the planning of the event.

Finally there is the section I will entitle “Trump Family Values”……

Lara Trump could be in legal jeopardy after suggesting vigilante violence while being interviewed by Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro

Trump said residents of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California may need engage in extra-legal violence against people perceived to be immigrants from south of the border.

“And I don’t know what you tell the people that live at the southern border,” she said. “I guess they better arm up and get guns and be ready — and maybe they’re going to have to start taking matters into their own hands.”

https://www.rawstory.com/lara-trump-2653362450/

What is the old saying?   Words have consequences?

These in-bred morons need that proverbial book thrown at them and they should suffer the maximum penalties for their actions om 06 January if they are found guilty.

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QAnon Update

Most my readers do not care what these mental midgets think….but it is interesting to see just what a clown show this group of slugs truly are and continue to feed the bullshit.

This is a disturbing although predictable poll numbers….

Fifteen percent of Americans agree with the central false tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory: that the government and other entities are controlled by Satan-worshipping pedophiles running a child sex trafficking ring, according to a new poll.

Among Republicans the survey, released Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 23 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “the government, media and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation.”

That number declines to 14 percent among independents and 8 percent among Democrats. 

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/555699-15-percent-of-americans-believe-central-qanon-theory-poll

We have been told by the other guy that use to be president that he will be ‘reinstated’ as president in August of this year…..there is even a QAnon supporter that says she can time travel (and you think these dullards are rational)….

A QAnon adherent who claims she can time travel is whipping up her thousands of followers to carry out a plot to oust elected officials in the U.S. and replace them with QAnon followers, VICE News reports.

After months of building a network of groups in all 50 states, Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman promised her followers that “retribution” is coming for what she says was the stolen 2020 election. She also claims Donald Trump will be reinstated into office. 

While growing her subscriber base on Twitch, Maras-Lindeman, who streams under the name Tore Says, has raked in tens of thousands of dollars, even convincing her subscriber base to donate over $80,000, so she could buy a new Tesla.

“Maras-Lindeman is part of a growing ecosystem of grifters and hucksters who are leveraging the widespread belief that Trump’s election loss was somehow orchestrated by shadowy figures and companies tied to the Democrats,” VICE News reports. “This so-called ‘Big Lie’ has taken hold within the mainstream Republican Party, and fringe figures like Maras-Lindeman have succeeded in carving out a niche that’s proving to be highly lucrative.”

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/03/qanon-grifter-tells-followers-she-can-time-travel–and-says-trump-will-be-reinstated_partner/

There is am power struggle happening within the ranks of QAnon…..and the anti-Semites are taking control…..

Vice, reporter David Gilbert analyzed how the “grifter influencers” at the top of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement are scrambling as a new wave of anti-Semitism hijacks their movement.

QAnon, the pro-Trump movement that has claimed the former president is fighting a cabal of Satanic child-eating pedophiles that control the United States, has always borrowed from anti-Semitic tropes of blood libel. But, Gilbert writes, things have reached a new stage, with one specific account leading the charge.

“There is a war brewing within the QAnon community,” wrote GIlbert. “One one side you have an upstart anonymous account called GhostEzra who has amassed a massive following in the space of a few months by spreading wild claims about President Joe Biden being a fake played by Hollywood star James Woods in a mask. In recent weeks, the account has become more and more extreme, spreading Holocaust denial and neo-Nazi content.”

https://www.rawstory.com/qanon-2653113502/

QAnon is a clown show and like all clowns there is a struggle for dominance in the circus of the absurd.

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The “Orange” Return

Saturday that other guy that was president return to the rally circuit….and as usual he rambled and babbled for an hour and a half….and the peasants rejoiced.

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year’s midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency. Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own in 2024, but vowed first to be an active presence on the campaign trail for those who share his values in next year’s fight for control of Congress. “The survival of America depends on our ability to elect Republicans at every level starting with the midterms next year,” Trump charged early in what the AP describes as a rambling speech that spanned nearly an hour and a half. Standout details:

  • Trump’s speech to an estimated 1,200 Republican officials, activists, and supporters gathered for the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville was the opening appearance in what is expected to be a new phase of rallies and public events. His advisers are already eyeing subsequent appearances in Ohio, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia to help bolster midterm candidates and energize voters.
  • Invited to the stage briefly during his remarks, Trump daughter-in-law and North Carolina native Lara Trump announced she would not run for the Senate because of family obligations. “I am saying no for now, not no forever,” Lara Trump said.
  • Minutes later, Trump announced his endorsement of loyalist Rep. Ted Budd in the crowded Republican primary, adding a slap at former Gov. Pat McCrory, who has been critical of Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election. “You can’t pick people who have already lost two races and do not stand for our values,” Trump said. McCrory served as the North Carolina governor from 2013 to 2017, but lost elections before and after his term.
  • Trump focused his early remarks on President Biden, referring to “the most radical left-wing administration in history. … As we gather tonight our country is being destroyed before our very eyes.” The former president waited more than an hour to reference the 2020 election, which he described as “the crime of the century.”
  • The Guardian reports he also went after Anthony Fauci, whom he called “not a great doctor but a great promoter. … He’s been wrong on almost every issue and he was wrong on Wuhan and the lab also,” Trump said.
  • The Hill reports Trump zeroed in on China, its pandemic role, and what he believes it owes us. “The time has come for America and the world to demand reparations and accountability,” he said. “China must pay, they must pay.” More specifically, he believes the world should give China a bill for a minimum of $10 trillion. “The damage is far, far greater than that,” Trump said. “As a first step, all countries should collectively cancel any debt they owe to China as a down payment on reparations.”

The lies and bullsh*t has begun again.

All in all it was an hour and a half of hate and lies…..and the peasants rejoiced.

A pathetic display by a master of pathetic displays.

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Closing Thought–02Jun21

Once again my favorite fascist broad has opened her mouth and showed just how moronic she truly has become….

That would be Rep (a title she does not deserve) Taylor-Greene…..

She has admonished Dems for calling Repubs nazis….and then……

There’s an old internet adage that says the longer a political discussion continues, the greater the probability that someone will compare something to Nazi Germany. In a speech on Thursday night, however, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t take long to both denounce such comparisons – and then make one herself.

At a stop in Dalton, Georgia on her and Rep Matt Gaetz’s “America First” speaking tour, the combative congresswoman complained that Democrats “spent four years… calling Republicans Nazis.”

“That’s a mean, nasty, dirty word,” she said. “And what did they call President Trump? Hitler, that’s right! That’s one of the most evil men to ever walk this earth, but that’s what they called our president.”

Moments later, Ms Greene was using that “mean, nasty, dirty word” to describe Democrats.

“You know, Nazis were the National Socialist Party, just like the Democrats are now a national socialist party,” the Georgia Republican said.

It was not Ms Greene’s first Nazi comparison this month. Last week, she drew widespread condemnation for comparing masks to the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.

(yahoo news)

She continues to illustrate what I have been saying all along…..

That she is not in DC to govern but rather to make as much noise as she can as an audition tape for FOX and/or OAN……

She is a clown and a threat to our very existence.

And she is NOT alone….there is accused child molester, Rep. Gaetz and his big ass mouth….

Speaking at an “America First” rally in Georgia, the Florida Republican lawmaker told the crowd assembled that they “have an obligation” to take up arms against tech companies, one day after yet another mass shooting occurred in the U.S. “The internet’s hall monitors out in Silicon Valley, they think they can suppress us, discourage us. Maybe if you’re just a little less patriotic, maybe if you just conform to their way of thinking a little more, then you’ll be allowed to participate in the digital world,” Gaetz told the crowd. “Well, you know what? Silicon Valley can’t cancel this movement, or this rally, or this congressman. We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it.” He then went on to define the Second Amendment as giving citizens “the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government of the United States, if that becomes necessary.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/05/matt-gaetz-silicon-valley-2a

Let us not forget the QAnon stoolie, Flynn, who has recently asked why no coup in this country….

Avowed QAnon disciple and confessed felon retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has called for a Myanmar-like military coup in America.

“It should happen,” Donald Trump’s former national security adviser said in an astonishing declaration at a QAnon conference Sunday.

Flynn presented his dark vision of a military coup and dictatorship in the U.S. in response to a question from the audience at the conference.

“I wanna know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” an unidentified member of the audience asked Flynn, though he pronounced the nation as “Minnimar.”

“No reason,” Flynn responded to wild screams of approval. “It should happen.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-flynn-qanon-conference-myanmar-military-coup_n_60b424eee4b0ead2796a24a4

Of course like all cowards Flynn tries to walk back his call for a coup…..

Michael Flynn wants to make it clear: He is not advocating a military coup in the United States. The retired general and former national security adviser issued the clarification after a viral clip surfaced over the weekend and led to headlines and criticism. The details:

  • Original words: At a right-wing conference in Dallas over the weekend, Flynn took a question from the audience. A man who identified himself as a Marine asked “why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here,” per the Hill. When the cheers subsided, Flynn responded, “No reason. I mean, it should happen here,” to more cheers. That’s also the transcription from a number of outlets, including CNN and the Washington Examiner.
  • The exchange: Watch a video clip of the Q&A here.
  • Flynn’s explanation: Flynn says his response has been misinterpreted. “I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it (a coup) should happen here (in America),” he wrote on Parler, per the Examiner. In the same post, he added, “For all the fake news ‘journalists’: Let me be VERY CLEAR—There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort.”

Typical for these types of ilk…..fire off mouth before brain is loaded.

This cancer is growing  even after a political surgery of the main lump on society….it continues to creep through the body of this nation.

Did you guys see that part of the problem has decided not to publish anymore?

“From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” we hardly knew thee. The former president’s blog ended up lasting just shy of a month. Senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to CNBC that the page has been shut down for good. “It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” he told the site via email, though he didn’t elaborate on those broader efforts and said he did not “have a precise awareness of timing.” A week after the blog’s launch, NBC News reported Trump’s posts had garnered about 212,000 engagements—shares, comments, etc.—across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit, on par with what a single tweet would formerly garner on Twitter alone

Well that brilliant idea did not goes as planned, huh?  Could not happen to a more deserving person.

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They Came To Destroy

It is 2008 and a black man, Barack Obama, is elected president of the United States….part of the country rejoiced and proclaimed a new ear for the nation……and part went into a conspiracy spiral of doom and gloom.

This doom and gloom gave rise to the Tea Party and the election of many adherents to the precepts of this movement…..fiscal conservatism of lower taxes and debt reduction…..all noble causes that I can understand and even embrace in some part.

It then devolved into limited government, unapologetic U.S. sovereignty, and constitutional originalism.

But who were these original supporters?

In those days the Tea Party says it champions principles over politics…..on that statement I can completely agree…..sadly that was only a statement for political leverage….none of those elected had any intention of principles over politics.

Then the first appearances of guns at rallies….basically to intimidate politicians into compliance.

Yet another de-evolution of the American experience.

Finally the Tea Partyers get their chance by being elected to Congress and as usual principles meant nothing….they did their part to bring the Congress to a standstill by using the technique of obstruction.

What is political obstruction…..it is the practice of deliberately delaying or preventing a process or change.  Obstructionism can also take the form of widespread agreement to oppose policies from the other side of a political debate or dispute. 

So now you see what is going on in the GOP which by the way has been totally taken over by politicians who never intended to govern but rather their sole purpose is to disrupt and close down the government.

These slugs are accomplishing nothing that would assist this country to progress into the 21st century.

As long as the American voter keeps falling for carp and lies and electing total morons to Congress these divisions will continue to tug at the very fabric of our country.

If Americans truly want all this obstruction to end then the best place to start is with the rich bastards and think tanks that are allowed to dictate policy….not the people…..that is if they want this country to become a country again as opposed to the 50 separate little dictatorships that we have now.

I want a unified country….how about you?

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A (“C” Word) Comes To Congress

There have been many people elected to Congress that seem to not hold the sword of the Constitution in their hearts….but recently the people of Georgia (the state not the country) elected an all out whack-a-doodle.

Marjorie Taylor Greene is her name.

She has hassled a shooting victim, made light of handicapped people, threatened a member of Congress with death and so forth….

Some Congress are worried about her place in the House…..

It’s deja va all over again for Republicans, at least in the AP’s eyes. “Republicans have a Marjorie Taylor Greene problem. Again,” it declares, and it’s not alone in that coverage. Though she was embraced by then-President Trump, the Georgia Republican was denounced by party leaders during her primary run over her voiced support for QAnon. But once she clinched the primary, that clamor against her all but ceased. Now, new issues—for her and for the party—in the form of a deep dive into her Facebook activity and the surfacing of a video in which she is hounding a Parkland school shooting survivor. The latest:

  • CNN KFile dug into hundreds of posts and comments that appeared on Greene’s Facebook page, and found instances from 2018 and 2019 where she liked comments related to executing leading Democrats, among them Nancy Pelosi. In that January 2019 instance, she liked a comment that suggested “a bullet to the head” would be a quicker way to remove Pelosi from her post. In response to a commenter asking about hanging Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, she replied, “Stage is being set. Players are being put in place. We must be patient. This must be done perfectly or liberal judges would let them off.”
  • In a tweeted response to the report, Greene blasted “Fake News CNN” for its hit piece and offered a defense, writing that her Facebook page has been handled by others in addition to herself. “Many posts have been liked. Many posts have been shared. Some did not represent my views. Especially the ones that CNN is about to spread across the internet.”

Media Matters flagged a 2018 Facebook post in which Greene gave air to a conspiracy theory that there is video of Clinton murdering a child as part of a satanic ritual and and orchestrated a hit on a cop to cover it up.

The GOP has been silent on her attitudes and words…..they even went so far as to give her a committee assignment….

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “appalled” to learn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who once endorsed executing the speaker, was appointed to the House Education Committee. “What could they be thinking?” Pelosi said of Republican House leaders on Thursday, per Politico. “Or is thinking too generous of a word for what they might be doing?” She said the appointment showed “the disregard” GOP members have for the deaths of children in school shootings at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn., and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla.—events Greene has claimed were staged. And the speaker wasn’t alone.

  • Committee chair Rep. Bobby Scott called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to “explain how someone with this background represents the Republican party on education issues.” He added the appointment was supposed to reflect members’ “commitment to serving students, parents, and educators.”
  • Some Sandy Hook parents are chiming in as well. Jake Tapper tweeted a statement from Mark Barden, father of Daniel Barden, and Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan Hockley, that reads in part, “Having a Sandy Hook and Parkland denier on the House Education and Labor Committee is an attack on any and every family whose loved ones were murdered in mass shootings.”
  • Fellow Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Greene should be denied the privilege of serving on any committee, calling her a “Republican In Name Only,” per Politico. The outlet reports freshman GOP Rep. Nancy Mace has also criticized Greene in private.
  • This comes after a deep dive into Greene’s social media accounts. Per the Daily Intelligencer, Greene has claimed 9/11 was an inside job, said Muslims don’t belong in government, and spread an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory suggesting 2018 California wildfires were caused by a space laser connected to the Rothschild family.
  • “She saw the Austin Powers movie and thought it was a documentary, I guess,” Jimmy Kimmel quipped Thursday, per the New York Times. He added House Republicans had appointed their “screwiest, Q-iest member” to the Education Committee “hoping, I guess, she would get one.”
  • Late Show host Stephen Colbert noted Greene’s support for executing top Democrats is “probably going to complicate this year’s congressional Secret Santa: ‘Huh, let’s see what I get here. Uh, my person gave me a severed horse’s head? I thought there was a $25 limit.'”
  • McCarthy has already had private conversations with Greene, who has also joined the House Budget Committee, “in an attempt to rein in some of her most extreme rhetoric,” per Politico. In response to the latest criticism, he said he would speak to Greene again about her “disturbing” comments.
  • Democrats are taking steps of their own, including introducing a privileged resolution to expel Greene from Congress. While it’s unlikely to pass, it would force “every single lawmaker, including members of GOP leadership, to go on the record when it comes to Greene,” per Politico.

And let’s not forget that before Biden took his oath she stated that she would offer up an impeachment of Biden…

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.

Do we really want a person like this representing the US?

She also will not back down….

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) vowed to “never back down” as she faces an avalanche of criticism in light of unearthed remarks advocating violence against Democrats, calling school shootings a hoax and supporting the Qanon conspiracy theory.   

In a statement to supporters, Greene blamed the “radical, left-wing Democratic mob and the Fake News media” for the effort to “take me out,” even though the controversy surrounds unsurfaced comments she made and has attracted criticism from fellow Republicans. 

“I will never back down. I will never give up. Because I am one of you. And I will always represent you,” she said. “I take these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our America First movement so that we can save our country and stop socialism. I knew this day would come, it was only a question of when.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536558-greene-vows-to-never-back-down-in-face-of-criticism-over-past-remarks

The ball is in Pelosi’s court…..what will she do?

I do not blame Greene….I blame the morons in Georgia that elected her.

Pelosi needs to find a spine and do hat needs doing….since the GOP are gutless cowards she needs to act.

If she does not that Pelosi will make the House as spineless as the Senate.

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QAnon–WTF Is QAnon?

Holy crap in the last couple of years the media has been reporting on QAnon this and QAnon that….mainly because Trump seems to have this love affair going on with this far Right group of idiots.

You see he thinks they like him and that is all it takes for praise…..

President Trump addressed the QAnon conspiracy theory for the first time Wednesday—and he offered what the Hill calls “measured praise” for supporters of a fringe group labeled a potential domestic terrorist threat by the FBI. “I don’t know much about the movement besides that they like me very much, which I appreciate,” Trump said during a White House press briefing, per Politico. He described QAnon followers as “people that don’t like seeing what’s going in places like Portland and Chicago” and added: “I heard these are people that love our country.” Trump has previously ignored questions about the conspiracy theory, Fox reports. Last week, Trump praised Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for QAnon, after she won a GOP primary runoff in Georgia.

The Guardian reports that Trump “replied flippantly” when a reporter told him QAnon followers believe he is “secretly saving the world from this Satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals.” “Is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing?” Trump said. “If I can help save the world from problems, I am willing to do it. I’m willing to put myself out there.” Analysts say the president’s remarks are likely to embolden QAnon followers. “Condemning this movement should not be difficult,” Jonathan A. Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, tells the New York Times. “It’s downright dangerous when a leader not only refuses to do so, but also wonders whether what they are doing is ‘a good thing.'”

Donald the Orange loves this group…….but what do you know about QAnon?

We hear about them every week or so but what is actually known?  Has any of the media attempted to explain what or who this group of racist extremists are?

Well if not then you may depend on the Old Professor to fill in some blanks….

QAnon is a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media.

QAnon believers have speculated that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.

That’s the basic story, but there are so many offshoots, detours and internal debates that the total list of QAnon claims is enormous – and often contradictory. Adherents draw in news events, historical facts and numerology to develop their own far-fetched conclusions.

https://www.bbc.com/news/53498434

But for this that need visuals then there is a short video…..

“I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate,” Trump said in the White House briefing room.

Is QAnon coming to your church?

It’s a rough time to be a pastor. An election year, national racial unrest and a global pandemic each challenged the usual methods of ministry. Taken together, many church leaders are facing the traditional post-vacation ingathering season with a serious case of burnout.

But there’s another challenge that pastors I spoke with say is on the rise in their flocks. It is taking on the power of a new religion that’s dividing churches and hurting Christian witness.

Mark Fugitt, senior pastor of Round Grove Baptist Church in Miller, Missouri, recently sat down to count the conspiracy theories that people in his church are sharing on Facebook. The list was long. It included claims that 5G radio waves are used for mind control; that George Floyd’s murder is a hoax; that Bill Gates is related to the devil; that masks can kill you; that the germ theory isn’t real; and that there might be something to Pizzagate after all.

“You don’t just see it once,” said Fugitt. “If there’s ever anything posted, you’ll see it five to 10 times. It’s escalating for sure.”

QAnon: The alternative religion that’s coming to your church

Now you have a good grasp at what QAnon is and what it is all about….now time to fight these toads back into the obscurity they deserve.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–28May19

We hear more these days about the rise of hate groups and hate incidents of attack…..but just how bad is it?

US counties where President Donald Trump held a campaign rally saw a 226% increase in reported hate crimes over similar counties that did not hold a rally, political scientists at the University of North Texas said in an analysis published in The Washington Post.

According to a study done by University of North Texas professors Regina Branton and Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and PhD candidate Ayal Feinberg, the scientists found that Trump’s statements during the 2016 campaign “may encourage hate crimes” in the respective counties.

The study measured the correlation between counties that hosted a 2016 campaign rally and the crime rates in the months that followed. The scientists used the Anti-Defamation League’s map that measures acts of violence and compared the counties that hosted a rally with others that had similar characteristics, including minority population, location, and active hate groups.

Branton, Martinez-Ebers, and Feinberg noted that their study “cannot be certain” that the marked increase was solely attributed to Trump’s rhetoric. But they also shut down the suggestion that the reported hate crimes were fake.

“In fact, this charge is frequently used as a political tool to dismiss concerns about hate crimes,” the analysis said. “Research shows it is far more likely that hate crime statistics are considerably lower because of underreporting.”

(businessinsider.com)

No matter which way you want to cut the info…the fact is that hate crimes are on the rise…blame who you like….but that does not change the facts.(you know those silly things that most people want to ignore in pursuit of political correctness).

Closing Thought–30Jan19

You want Trump to listen?

I have a few friends that I consider part of the Far Right…..and I read this article and if they have a podcast then they could, if they wanted, to get Trump’s attention…and here is how to go about that task……

Nancy Pelosi wants to work with Donald Trump. That’s the message the incoming speaker of the House has been broadcasting, countering the #Resistance mood among her conference’s left wing. “Pelosi told me that she and the House Democrats had every intention of working with President Trump on things like lowering prescription-drug costs, rebuilding America’s infrastructure and protecting the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation,” Robert Draper wrote in his cover profile of Pelosi after the midterm elections for the New York Times Magazine. Pelosi’s December 11 meeting with the president in the Oval Office was a demonstration, however unsuccessful, of her willingness to engage with the man.

But there’s no formula for successfully negotiating with this mercurial, ad hoc chief executive. Pelosi’s first attempt to do so, an agreement in September 2017 to protect the Dreamers from deportation in exchange for border security funding, fell apart not long after it was announced.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/03/nancy-pelosi-gop-guide-223614

Hopefully this will be helpful if my blogging friends decide to visit and read….

Closing Thought–26Dec18

AS the year slowly comes to an end I would like to write about something that we seem to be suffering from but few want to admit it….domestic terrorism…..a subject that few are thinking about…..which does not make it go away.

Back in 2009 a report was released predicting the rise in right wing violence…..and since Obama was president the toads in Congress squashed the report…..and since it was the tools in the House then this responsibility for these attacks falls on the GOP in Congress…if they had listened then some of this crap could have been avoided……

Last year, a white-nationalist army veteran was charged with second-degree murder after he drove a car into a group of nonviolent protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing one and injuring 19. Earlier this month, a far-right-wing army veteran shot and killed two people at a Tallahassee, Fla. yoga studio.

According to a new report posted Sunday by the Washington Post, the yoga studio victims were among at least 20 people who have been killed this year in the United States in suspected right-wing attacks (compared to “just one fatal attack in 2018 that may have been motivated by left-wing ideologies.”) This comes amid an “uptick in right-wing terrorism,” as the report puts it. The FBI has documented this phenomenon as an increase in hate crimes.

https://thinkprogress.org/right-wing-domestic-terrorism-rise-obamas-dhs-warned-a57940206352/

The problem is all the reports in the world cannot prepare the country for these Lone Wolf attacks…..which is domestic terrorism…..

The more we learn about our War on Terror the more we realize what a pack of crap it all is.

Time to see you guys tomorrow…..have fun…be well, be safe…..