I am so pleased to have received the following e-mail today:
I just wanted to ask anyone who has read my blog if they think this might be the right opportunity for me.
Occasionally, I recommend an article from somewhere else. This is one of them. If you can read articles at the Washington Post, I want to urgently recommend this one, which is one of the funniest serious articles I have ever read. It is titled "Sidney Powell’s secret intelligence contractor witness is a pro-Trump podcaster." It concerns one Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman. The funny part is not that, despite being described as "a former intelligence contractor with insights on a foreign conspiracy to subvert democracy" by Sidney Powell, she is nothing but one more wingnut crank spewing idiotic conspiracy theories. No, the really funny thing is the almost endless account the article gives of her record of repeatedly making false claims about herself, among them that she is an oncologist, a Ph.D, a "trained cryptolinguist" for the Navy, that she acted on direct orders from CIA director John Brennan, and on and on. I don't want to ruin your fun by detailing all of her absolutely preposterous history, but I guarantee that if you want something that really reveals the quality of Trump's evidence of voter fraud, and which will give you a host of laughs at the same time, click on the link and enjoy yourself.
I very rarely (only a couple of times ever, out of over 5,000 posts) reprint something I have written, but I am going to make an exception here. This is something I wrote concerning the claim that the definition of treason in the Constitution requires a declaration of war before treason can be charged. This assertion is made over and over again by Republicans, in a typical effort to make people believe what they are saying, even though it is not true. We see the same tactic of repetitive lying in various Republican arguments, most notably regarding the second amendment. Anyway, I checked out this claim some time ago, and I believe it is groundless. I remind you that the Constitution elsewhere refers to "enemies foreign and domestic," so adhering to the enemy, giving them aid and comfort, need not be only applicable to a foreign state at war with us.
"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort"
"To constitute a levying of war, there must be an assemblage of persons for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable purpose. Enlistments of men to serve against government is not sufficient. “It is not the intention of the court to say that no individual can be guilty of this crime who has not appeared in arms against his country. On the contrary, if war be actually levied, that is, if a body of men be actually assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable object, all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are actually leagued in the general conspiracy, are to be considered as traitors.”
"Those only who perform a part, and who are leagued in the conspiracy, are declared to be traitors. To complete the definition both circumstances must concur. They must “perform a part,” which will furnish the overt act; and they must be “leagued in conspiracy.” The person who comes within this description in the opinion of the court levies war."
The crazy is growing strong with these people. Faced with the defeat of their man-God, they could have tried living in the real world for once, but no. Here's a bit of the result. Note: I could not even be bothered to identify the sources of this garbage. They are all saying the same thing, so what does it matter?
"Huge- Breaking- Limited Martial Law to Be Enacted...People declaring Martial Law to restore the constitution."
"People" being Donald Trump, I guess. Well, it's just about the only hope he has at this point. Don't be surprised if he gives it a try. Although I am not sure how enacting martial law will "restore the Constitution." I'll have to think about that one.
And more of the same:
"D-Day! Trump and The Insurrection - Digital Pearl Harbor, It's About To Get Real...It’s a world of corruption all aimed at destroying the United States of America. There are more communists inside America’s Government than there are in the rest of the nation. Limited Martial Law is clearly a better option than Civil War!"
How about just accepting that Biden won? That would be better than a military dictatorship or a civil war, wouldn't it? No? Not unless you guy win?
"Many will object to these actions, as they did in Lincoln’s day, but we assure you that We the People understand that no less action will suffice to prevent the loss of our Constitutional right to vote and preserve our Republic."
Ending representative democracy and replacing it with a dictatorship will save the Constitution.
"Martial Law Coming? BREAKING!!! We have friends in the military being activated all over the U.S. Including Michigan – listen to this. Rick from TruNews claims to have intel that Trump WILL be issuing a Martial Law in MI, WI, PA, GA, and likely AZ as well...Troops are going to seize the election offices"
And Trump absolutely will if he decides he can get away with it.
"...the president asked about (convicted felon and former Trump national security advisor Michael) Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military, those briefed said."
The treason goes all the way to the top. And maybe Trump is up to this:
"New: Donald Trump Discussing Appointing Sidney Powell as Special Counsel on Election Fraud"
The absolutely most lunatic of all his defenders. So he would appoint her to be a plague on the Biden administration, which could not summarily kick her out, as she deserves, for years.
And let's not forget to consider this possibility:
"What if...God Still Wants Donald Trump to Win the 2020 Election?"
Which implies that God ever did want Trump to win.
"I have struggled with writing this article for about 2 weeks and finally decided to sit down and just roll with it."
Maybe you should have given it three weeks.
"Now, until recently, the thought of anyone actually saying that the Lord Jesus would want a particular candidate to win an election had never crossed my mind."
But now? It seems perfectly reasonable if the alternative is a Democrat winning the election. Lord Jesus wasn't for Washington or Lincoln or FDR, but he is for the biggest criminal in the history of the American government. Sure gives you a new take on Jesus. A really stupid take, but a new one.
"I decided to Google about people praying for Donald Trump to win — and I could not believe what I found. There were over two dozen articles of people not only talking about praying for Trump to win, but actually prophesying that Trump was still GOING to win, weeks after the voting ended, and even still to this very day. Saying I was shocked was a bit of an understatement."
TWO DOZEN ARTICLES! The facebook group Disapproving Corgis gets more posts than that every day. So I guess this should be our next President:
Just be glad I didn't find a picture of a Corgi with Keith Richards, or I would have posted it twenty times in a row.
"So, the natural question is, could there be anything to this movement of people saying they are hearing from God about this election and how Donald Trump figures into it?"
No. The answer is no. Now let's move on to some of the explanations for what is going on in this country that wingnuts find more believable than Biden having won the election. Here is my favorite:
"Return of the Fallen & Multidimensional Mind Virus That Swept the Globe...
Time Jumpers , Leyland Builders, OOPARTS, MIB “Capinera” Fulfilling Soul Contracts, Walk ins from the 80’s Antares & Influence of ET’s 4D vs 3D 1987 Harmonic Convergence Telepathic Hivemind Slavecamps, They All Know Each others movements, each others thoughts Moon Craters are Dishes Frequency Activates the Mind Virus From the Moon Galactic Council Decision Made in 1970’s, afterwards mass UFO Sightings Installations put into our harmonic energy grid, that’s keeping us in the dark and veiling itself.
Cosmic Sludge that is blocking us from 4D replication of Cosmic Slime that has Veiled us, it’s a Soul Coat thats around our world a form of replication. Fractals, Fractions of Atom, Adam Higher Level Consciousness, once you understand it, it knows you understand."
Well, that has to be the explanation, right?
"US F16 Fighter Jet Downed by Chinese Troops in Canada!"
Who could doubt that story? Particularly after last week's revelation that twenty thousand Chinese troops were just killed in Maine.
"CIA assassination squads are active in America, taking out election fraud witnesses."
Can't wait to hear the evidence for that claim.
"in view of the recent SCOTUS decision to Throw Out Texas Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, the raw truth must be revealed. No matter how one views it, the U.S. Supreme Court is populated with treasonous communists and seditious cultural marxists."
Because if they don't do exactly what Trump wants, that is what they are, even the ones he appointed himself.
"Chief Justice Roberts is not only on powerful psychoactive pharmaceutical medications, brain surgeons have had a LOT of access to his brain over the years by which to implant the most advanced mind-control and thought manipulation technology. To control a subject like Roberts is a piece of cake"
Not as easy, apparently, as controlling 73 million Republican voters.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Will A Small County In Northern Michigan Be The Key To Overturning The Nation’s Election Results? America Should Find Out On Monday"
No it won't you brain dead idiot.
"not surprisingly, it’s getting very little coverage by the mainstream media."
Gee, I wonder why that might be. This claim seemingly involves three allegedly missing ballots on a marijuana initiative in the county. Reason enough to deprive 80 million people of their votes, don't you think?
"Pleiadian Delta Forces Update!! They Are Putting Chinese Military In Suspended Animation And Taking Down Underground Bases!!"
And thank heaven for that. The pleiadian delta forces. Amazing. And the proof is conclusive:
"What you are about to read is a conversation between Sharon Stewart and one of the beings she channels… one of the highest intel sources available…"
A being she "channels." Here's a sample of what she was told:
"Me: Yeah. How about that German doctor, Heiko Schoening?
Soren: No comment. LOL
Me: I can tell he’s not from earth."
Not the one that sane people inhabit, anyway. And now time for a Conservative humor break:
Bet you got a good laugh out of that one, huh?
"Trump and his family and various Republicans have raised tens of millions of dollars to overturn the election fraud. Will all of that money be wasted because Republicans were incapable of guarding against election theft?"
No, because Trump has no intention of spending it on that, stupid. He intends to keep it.
"If the Court guts the Paxton lawsuit, does the president’s oath to defend the Constitution suddenly evaporate? No way. That’s when Trump must step up to the plate and declare that his authority is on an equal par with that of the Supreme Court. On that basis, he stays in office and prevents the phony “President-elect” Joe Biden from assuming power. As Vic Biorseth puts it, “In adjudicating the Marbury v Madison case the Supreme Court established the principle of Judiciary Review, quite properly declaring a legislated law to be unconstitutional, null and no law. The Presidency and the Congress have precisely the same power to nullify anything that is unconstitutional. He explains, “The Constitution nowhere grants any of the three coequal branches of government any interpretive authority over itself that is in any way superior to the interpretive authority of the other two branches.”
That means Trump’s interpretation of his powers is as valid as any other."
As valid as any other? For Example the interpretation of Green Eagle, who has declared that the new President of the United States is Keith Richards?
"Any time before a fraudulently elected candidate is inaugurated, while you are still President, if the state governments, the Congress and the Supreme Court have failed to overturn this fraudulent election, then, you must overturn it...You can nullify it by simply declaring it to be unconstitutional, null and void, thereby establishing a new Constitutional Principle of Presidential Review.”
Trump can nullify the election simply by saying so. A "new Constitutional principle." I.e. one that isn't in the actual Constitution. Interesting interpretation of the President's powers.
"SOME HOW BIDEN GOT WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATE PRESS HE WON THE ELECTION SO HE GAVE A SPEECH...Joe Biden was told by the Associated Press that there was an election of the Delegate that took place and he won. So now the Associated Press is declaring the winner of our elections?"
No, the Electoral College declared the winner of our elections. The Associated Press just reported their vote. Not quite the same thing.
"President Trump has referred the Election To Congress 6 January...In the mean time – many members of the military are stating they are about to act and arrest all of these lying Governors and their Demon Possessed Freaks who work for these Governors – Including their CIA Handlers
Marshall Law must be declared, our government is so corrupted and likely being being blackmailed with child sex. We will never get them quickly using this corrupted system, we MUST take drastic measures. We don’t have time to screw around, Trump must take control by whatever means necessary."
"Joe Biden Must Spare America and Concede...you know what would make life better for America? For Democrats? If Joe Biden would right now concede the 2020 race. Just Concede"
Just concede an election that he won by seven million votes. Just give in to right wing intimidation and death threats. Yeah, that is the way to a happy country. Look how well it worked in Germany.
"Pardon everybody. Oh, the libs and their yipping media poodles will get mad. They'll foam at the mouth and howl at outrage at the way President Trump has spirited away their intended prey. Good. Their pain makes it all the better."
Because hurting other people is all these vicious hate-filled Conservatives really care about, anyway.
"Now Is Not the Time to Bail Out States and Increase Dependency"
No, the time is every fucking year when Blue States send tens of billions to Red States to keep their destroyed Republican economies in existence. But when Blue States need a little help to deal with a pandemic made colossally worse by Republican mismanagement, well, forget it, buddy.
"liberals don’t get it. They love talking about the popular vote totals. Those don’t matter. Yes, Joe Biden received more than 7 million more popular votes. It never ceases to amaze me how liberals zero-in on the stuff that doesn’t matter."
Who the American people actually want to be President doesn't matter to Republicans. Oh well, no sense pretending about it any more.
"Yale University Is Attempting To Manipulate People Into Taking The Vaccinations!"
What next- they'll "manipulate" people into having appendectomies or going to the dentist? The bastards.
"Attorney Lin Wood accuses Chief Justice Roberts of treason..."This may be most important tweet of my life. Chief Justice John Roberts is corrupt & should resign immediately. Justice Stephen Breyer should also resign immediately. They are “anti-Trumpers”"
Anti-Trump equals treason.
"Former Seal Michael K. Jaco: Venusians on Earth Helping Humanity - Secret Space Program and Hitler's Offspring in Politics"
Venusians! Hitler! It's all coming true! Well, we never had Venusians and Hitler together until Trump. He is the greatest.
"Police car films something strange on the road in Rabun County, Georgia. What is it?"
A sane white person? That's my guess.
And just in case you have forgotten who is at the bottom of all of this:
"Head Scars of Obama 100% Match Akhenaten Hieroglyph! Pharaoh Returning for End Times! Great Videos!"
Obama! An ancient pharaoh! It must be true- it's on You Tube! And while we are at it, let's not forget that the hair of Donald Trump matches that of Cletus the Giant Orange Rat.
"This is why they are pushing the “Trump assassination” propaganda: Donald Trump is the fall guy for Barack Obama’s return. The devil is about to pull off the biggest dupe America will ever see – this will be the trigger of THE APOCALYPSE, the start of the ensuing Biblical time of trouble, and Satan’s New World Order reign on Earth!
Barack Obama is a deceiver like none other and he is NOT DONE! The spirit that is hosting Obama is beyond sinister, we are talking about the subtlety of the serpent, his double talk is almost undetectable.
He fooled the entire world. His entire public life was fabricated. He is guilty of treason and innumerable acts of lawlessness. He ran the largest powerhouse country for 8 years with a completely fake birth certificate – there have been zero indictments – WAKE UP people!"
I blame Obama.
Enough already. See you soon, possibly right after the declaration of independence of the White People's Republic of Trumpistan, sometime soon after New Years.
Or more specifically, my nightmare.
Let me be straight here- I am not by any means suggesting this is going to happen, but given Trump's obvious viciousness and mental instability, it is just within the realm of possibility that it will.
I am thinking of two reports that I have heard in recent days. The first is that Trump, who is currently subject to pretty wild mood swings, has several times suggested that he will refuse to leave the White House on his final day as the worst President in history. The second, is a repeatedly expressed desire to hold one of his would-be Nuremburg rallies on January 20th, at the same time as Biden is being sworn in.
As if the bastard ever rolled his sleeves up for any kind of work.
Well, where better to hold a rally like that than at the White House itself? We know that, since the election, he has managed to get several thousand people, many of them heavily armed thugs looking to incite violence, to show up in Washington. What if he tells them that it is time to stop standing down and start standing up? What if he announces a gigantic rally for the morning of January 20th, on the grounds of the White House itself, and then urges his lunatic followers to come fully armed? And what if he whips them up into a frenzy, locks the gates and tells them to stay put and "protect" the White House against the Communist usurper, Biden?
What would the sane authorities do against several thousand armed lunatics on the grounds of the White House, determined to prevent the newly inaugurated President from coming in, and ready to engage in violence in order to have their way? And what if these criminal traitors are backed by a man who refuses to admit that he is no longer President, and who is believed by his mob?
Most likely the military, the police and the Secret Service would start by just trying to wait them out, believing that by denying them any supplies during an east coast winter, they can quickly get most of them to surrender. But given the atmosphere that would reign inside the White House grounds, I cannot believe that a fair number of them would not start shooting before giving up. And then we see a nightmare that we have not seen since 1861, something that would make Waco and Ruby Ridge look like days in a children's playground.
Imagine trying to have a reasoned discussion about the future of the country with these guys, particularly if the were armed with military grade weapons.
On some cosmic level, this gigantic act of self-immolation would be the most fitting end to the horror of the Trump administration, but it would leave a wound from which the nation might never recover, given the millions of deluded idiots the Republicans have recruited to their campaign to end American democracy. I haven't really been able to imagine where things might go from there, not that I lack the imagination, but because I am not quite prepared to think about it yet. But don't be surprised if you hear, in the next few weeks, of plans to hold one last Trumpian farewell party on the grounds of the White House itself.
And here we go with a sample of the right wing reaction to the crushing of their great Supreme Court case Friday night. I know you can hardly wait:
Beth Baumann, Town Hall: "Here's What Hunter's Latest Email Dump Revealed About Joe's Involvement in Chinese Business Dealings"
Nothing. That's what it revealed. The e-mails (God, e-mails are magic to Republicans) involved Hunter giving Joe Biden a key to his offices, where he intended to do some of his own work after leaving the Vice Presidency. Which somehow proves that Hunter and Joe were involved in a gigantic conspiracy with Communist China. An utterly meaningless story, but it is the top post at Town Hall this morning; anything to distract the faithful from yesterday's Supreme Court slaughter.
Beth Baumann, Town Hall: "Tucker Issues a Warning... About a Potential President AOC?"
And this is the next story at Town Hall today- Be Very Scared of What AOC Might Do In Four Years! Just forget about the three thousand dead every day and the trashed economy. Forget about the Republican attempt to destroy democracy. You need to be worried about AOC instead!
Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall: "Texas GOP Chairman Allen West Hints At Secession in Statement Responding to SCOTUS Decision"
And this is the next story at Town Hall today. Finally a story about the Supreme Court decision. Well, not quite about that; It's about the Texas GOP chairman, who I ask you to remember is a war criminal*. It is about West's belligerent threat to start a new Civil War, which Leah seems to be very happy with.
Mike Miller, Red State: "'Kracken' up? Sidney Powell's New 'Emergency Filings' With SCOTUS 'Prove Massive Voter Fraud' in 3 States...Powell on Friday night announced “emergency filings” in the Supreme Court against Georgia and Michigan, and later, Arizona. “Pay attention!”, she tweeted."
There may be only one truth, but there are a million lies. And here come some more of them. Sidney shows the legal acumen she has demonstrated so abundantly with the following comment, which I guess sums up a lot of Republicans' feelings when their candidate loses:
"one of the arguments Powell made in her “last-ditch effort” was that U.S. citizens are “not actually entitled to vote for president.”
Not when the Democrat wins, anyway.
"Powell’s filing was “styled as an ’emergency writ of injunction’ that aims to force various Georgia officials ‘to de-certify the results of the November 3, 2020, general election and to enjoin them from taking any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election or permit Georgia’s presidential electors to cast their votes for [Joe] Biden in the Electoral College.’”
And how will they stop the legal electors from voting for Biden? When does it come to death threats and violence? In Powell's view, those are vastly superior methods to pick our leaders than the popular vote, particularly when the vote is for the Democratic candidate. How someone can stand up in public and make arguments like this never ceases to amaze me.
Streiff, Red State: "New Jersey Democrat Demands Pelosi Strip 126 Republican Congressmen of Their Seats Because They Opposed Election Fraud"
No, he did it because they are traitors.
Nick Arama, Red State: "We need to act in accordance with the Constitution to ensure that all states follow the law and comply with the Constitution"
That principle apparently does not extend to Republican States threatening to secede from the union.
Rick Moran, PJ Media: "Why Did The Who Bury This Damning Report on Italy's COVID-19 Response?"
Christina Laila, Gateway Pundit: "President Trump Flies Over Freedom Plaza in Marine One as Thousands of Supporters Sing National Anthem"
Well, isn't that special.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "General Michael Flynn Speaks in Washington D.C. at the Jericho Rally – “We the People Decide” Who Will Be President"
The people did decide. Deal with it, criminal.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "These Three Trump Judges Threw the President Under the Bus...Ironically the three judges placed on the Supreme Court by the President were missing in action yesterday and joined the far-left judges in throwing out the Texas case."
That would be the three that Trump nominated for the Supreme Court. According to Republicans, they therefore owed it to him to let him destroy democracy in the United States, because even a Supreme Court nomination is a transaction requiring the new Justice to do whatever Trump wants. At least this once, they didn't throw the Constitution under the bus.
James Arlandson, American Thinker: "We Don't Need SCOTUS to Win...The battle is not over. It was always going to boil down to the legislatures without SCOTUS."
See my last post. They aren't done trying to destroy democracy yet. This post consists of a long, tendentious and ludicrous misinterpretation of the law regarding State appointment of electors, designed to allow Republicans to simply ignore the popular vote; i.e. exactly what Trump has been demanding all along.
Ed Timperlake, American Thinker: "Dred Scott II: The second judicial civil war is now upon America...The Supreme Court was asked to adjudicate a momentous case from Texas, essentially a state vs. state dispute, and, so far, they took a pass. Call it a civil war.
Because the last time America went through a full on judicial civil war, it also was momentous, it was in their infamous Dred Scott decision of 1857 which led up to the horrific carnage of our real Civil War."
Refusing to allow the Republicans to steal the Presidency is just like being for slavery.
"In this ongoing campaign, all should also remember that President Trump has a legal defender that has been literally though fire, death and destruction. America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani"
Well, that is certainly a comfort. Not to Republicans, though; to Democrats it promises a couple more good laughs.
C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker: "We will find out whether or not Trump can maintain his love of country and commitment to duty, just hours and days after that country's core institutions have proven to be incredibly corrupt and immovably stacked against him and his voters. Can he muster enough love of America to overcome what must be a well earned deep well of hate and resentment toward this nations' highest court, its entire media complex, the entertainment industry, and the entire educational establishment?"
Boy, that's the most delusional thing I've read all day. "A deep well of hate and resentment toward this nations' highest court"- exactly what the American people need in a President.
Andrea Widberg, American Thinker: "Sidney Powell is still out there fighting...even without reading the petition, I believe absolutely that Powell is correct"
You don't know what she said, but you believe she is right. Well, there...I give in. You win.
Natural News: "Great clarity has now been achieved on the remaining option
The final option now remaining to save the republic is President Trump’s “national security” option, which would mirror the actions of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Trump must now declare the fraudulent election to be an act of cyber warfare against America, deploy the military to key cities, and initiate mass arrests of court judges, mayors, governors, election officials, complicit “journalists,” members of Congress and everyone else who has colluded in this criminal conspiracy to overthrow the United States of America."
Mass arrests of of court judges, mayors, governors, election officials, complicit “journalists,” and members of Congress. Funny, I don't remember Lincoln doing that.
"Fortunately, this is precisely the option for which President Trump has been preparing since at least September of 2018. Trump now surely realizes this plan is the only remaining option to fulfill his oath to defend the United States of America against enemies foreign and domestic. SCOTUS has just handed Trump the clarity he needed to carry out this historic, necessary step to defend this republic in its final hour..."
Its final hour. You betcha. The right to violently destroy anyone who opposes him in the slightest way, given to him because the Supreme Court ruled against him. That's what our founding fathers would have liked to see.
And let's just finish off with a few comments from a Gateway Pundit post, to see how the common salt of the earth feel about things:
"Women are just more garbage leftists"
All of them? Who knew?
"We outnumber you. And it's our ideology that brought the birth of this nation."
Actually, we outnumber you, as the last election proved, and it is liberalism that brought the birth of this nation, not fascism. But, whatever.
"The SCOTUS decision does not seem to be about law, since clearly if election fraud in the four states flipped the result of the Presidential election (and that is now established FACT), then Texans who voted for Trump have indeed been disenfranchised. To refuse to hear the case makes the SCOTUS complicit in the coup against the President...And there may well have been blackmail of SC justices involved in this outrageous decision."
Says a person who never spent a day in law school, but knows more about it than all nine of the Supreme Court Justices put together.
"Clearly every Texan who voted for Trump under a well run Texas voting system, has had his vote nullified, means nothing"
Clearly. If only everyone who voted for Trump had had his vote nullified (no women voted for him, because they are all garbage leftists, as we have learned above) in 2016, our nation would have been spared this nightmare.
"So it’s war...Death to the COMMIErat Party."
Get your gun out and start shooting, buddy. See where it gets you. Or do you mean a war to see who can shout out the most lies for the longest time, in which case you guys win easily.
'The days of law and order are done, it back to the wild west days, fastest gun wins!"
Because this guy didn't get what he wanted.
"All 3 basically gave Trump the middle finger despite the fact he put them on the bench. The majority means nothing right now. Wouldn't even allow a hearing, just tossed it aside like trash."
It was trash.
"How ungrateful the 3 Trump picks showed themselves to be."
They were obligated to destroy themselves to serve him, just like everyone else who ever had anything to do with Trump. That's the way it is supposed to work, I guess.
"American communists have put China first for fifty years, have fed it the best pieces of the country -our industries - off their palm"
Actually, that would be American Capitalists who took all of our jobs to China.
"at that point I no longer follow laws. My neighbour and I will be taking politicians hostage. They were elected fraudulently and I want my money back"
Let's see how that works out for you.
"That means we have a badly designed judicial system. We need to redesign this intelligently. SCOTUS has sucked since its inception. It has never upheld the constitution and betrayed it almost immediately amid some political hijinks. We need to demand SCOTUS justices all resign IMMEDIATELY."
Great. That means that Joe Biden gets to appoint nine new ones. This is the best idea I have heard from a right winger in decades.
"US officer to resign for assaulting Iraqi...BAGHDAD -- An American officer has been stripped of his command after pleading guilty to assaulting an Iraqi detainee during interrogation, the military announced yesterday.
A disciplinary proceeding found that the actions by Lieutenant Colonel Allen West were serious enough to "merit a court-martial."
So, today's Supreme Court decision tossing the Texas lawsuit into the garbage probably indicates that no further Trump legal actions has a chance of going anywhere, not that this will stop them from still throwing a bunch more Krakens at the country. However, don't fool yourself that Trump, the 127 members of the House, the 69% of all of the Republican State Attorneys General and the (seemingly) tens of millions of brain dead Trump supporters who support his coup attempt are done yet. Not on your life.
Next will come several days of open threats to the electors chosen by the States, and a continuation of Republican efforts to bully or extort Republican State legislators to overthrow the popular election and place the would-be dictator back in the White House. Then, after the electors meet in a few days, there will be an intense campaign throughout the holidays to get Republicans in Congress to use their power to object to their States' electors, which can potentially drag things out for more days, while Trump tries as hard as he can to stir up violence, as a pretext to declare martial law. When that act of treason is finally put down, say by January 12th or so, we can await Trump's attempt to declare martial law without any pretext. And what happens then will be a real experience to live through.
I'm not a soothsayer, but I do believe this could very well be what we are in for in the next 40 days. Well, why should he go out any differently than he has acted his whole life?
It is also a fitting occasion to remember this:
“Hey, John, what’s this all about? What’s this a tour of?” Mr Trump reportedly asked John Kelly, his then-chief of staff, when they took a private tour in 2017 of the USS Arizona Memorial, a ship commemorating the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during the Second World War."
As a person of about Trump's age, knowing as I do what it was like being a child in the aftermath of World War II, it is almost inconceivable to me that any American who was not seriously mentally incapacitated or deeply schizophrenic could be ignorant and indifferent to our history to the degree that they did not know what happened at Pearl Harbor.
The people who voted to put him in the White House, and the nauseating 73 million that apparently voted to keep him there are going to have a lot to explain. Let's not let them off the hook for the disaster that they brought upon our country, and let's see to it that they are forced to answer for their willful derangement.
This has happened in the last couple of days:
The President of the United States publicly demanded that the Supreme Court, which he has packed as far as he can with corrupt right wing Justices, has now demanded that the court "rule" that he won the Presidential election in all fifty States.
The President's former National Security Advisor, a convicted felon who was treacherously pardoned, has called for a military coup and the elimination of the Constitution, in order to keep the President in office for a second term.
A lawyer for the President, faced with their legal team's abysmal 1-40 record in court cases to overturn the election, has now started calling for violent attacks on opponents of the President.
We now know for certain that despite vague rumors to the contrary, the President has by no means given up his attempts to place himself in the White House for a second term, regardless of both the popular vote and the electoral college outcome, and to do so by any means he can.
I wonder how many people there are left that would stand in public today and claim that Donald Trump is not a willing Fascist, who will do anything to seize control of our government, do away with any remaining semblance of democratic rule, and run the country for the sole benefit of himself, his family and his closest criminal associates. And sad to say, despite suffering the worst defeat of an incumbent President since FDR ousted Herbert Hoover during the height of the Republican caused Great Depression, he has no intention of relinquishing power unless forced to do so, and is setting about poisoning the operations of the Federal government, to cause anyone who succeeds him to fail.
We still have 41 days left to impeach him again, and if that accomplished nothing else, it would put every Congressional Republican on the record concerning their stand on this would-be Hitler. Time to act now, Democrats.
Yeah, it's time for another dip in the right wing sewer. I want to start by mentioning a view I heard in a right wing video today which I have never heard before, but I believe should receive every bit as much consideration as it deserves. The person in this video states that Biden has not been confirmed as the President elect, and so in announcing some of his cabinet picks, he is attempting to usurp the power of the existing President, which is an act of treason, for which Biden should be executed. Even Sidney Powell didn't think of that argument. Anyway, on with the rest of the garbage, or at least the small fraction of it I could take. However, first, this:
And on we go:
Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall: "Sidney Powell Claims That Dominion Is 'Shredding Documents'
"It is terrifying, and it is a huge national security issue," Powell said. "Why the Department of Justice and FBI have not done something, Dominion is closing its offices and moving. No doubt they're shredding documents. God only knows what else."
I see. "No doubt" they are shredding documents. "No doubt." i.e. no evidence. Of course, making accusations of crimes without evidence seems to be a Republican specialty these days.
"She also claims that they have testimony from witnesses opening military ballots and trashing them if they were for Trump, and substitute ballots were put in for Biden."
Testimony she won't include in any court filing, curiously enough.
"I'm essentially staking my personal and professional reputation on these allegations..."
What personal reputation? You work for Trump.
Julio Rosas, Town Hall: "Pete Hegseth: At a Time Like This, the Patriot Awards Reminds People What Makes America Great"
At this point, not much.
"Categories for the awards include The Everyday Patriot, Most Valuable Patriot (MVP), Patriot Award for Service to Veterans, Patriot Award for the Unsung Hero, Patriot Award for Courage, The Young Patriot, Patriot Award for Heroism, and The Patriot Award for the Modern Warrior."
Can't wait to see which one they give to that gun toting couple in Saint Louis.
"While Hegseth will be hosting the show, many of Fox News' top talent will be virtually participating in the event, including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, Dana Perino, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Johnny Joey Jones, Dan Bongino, and Tammy Bruce."
Well, a lineup like that sure gives me confidence that the winners will be truly sterling Americans.
Josh Hammer, Town Hall: "Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is Idiotic and Immoral"
It is not immoral, however, to allow predatory corporate vultures to destroy the lives of young Americans in order to make a profit.
Matt Vespa, Town Hall: "Hispanic Voters in Florida Feel Election Was Stolen from Trump"
Well, three Hispanic voters in Florida anyway, all long time Republicans. That's all the evidence Matt has.
"(One of them) said her big fear is Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. "She's another AOC"
Ooh, scary. Well, sorry, Matt. I have it on the best authority that Kamala does not have a clue how to make a good mojito.
Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall: "Gregg Jarrett Has an Important Reminder for the Media About the Trump Campaign's Evidence of Voter Fraud"
What, "We know where your daughter goes to elementary school?" You mean that kind of reminder?
"Well, the unabashed arrogance of the media was on full display today, as they were demanding to see the evidence. They are not entitled to see the evidence."
No, they are required to just report whatever Donald Trump, the biggest liar the world has ever seen, says. "Evidence" is for cucks.
"Jarrett said the media can and should be working to ascertain whether there was widespread fraud in the election"
Which apparently does not include asking Trump spokesmen to provide any evidence to back up their claims. That would be way out of bounds.
Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall: "Michigan GOP: We Are Putting the Secretary of State on Notice"
A reference, I suppose, to the death threats she and her family have received.
Matt Vespa, Town Hall: "The Hand Recount in Georgia Has Concluded. Where Does the Trump Campaign Go from Here?"
Hopefully, to hell in a handbasket.
Streiff, Red State: "Kyle Rittenhouse Released on Bail Thanks to Donations From Thousands of Real Americans"
There's nothing more real American than racist murder. So, unfortunately, I have to sort of agree with that.
Jennifer Van Laar, Red State: "Video Shows Extreme Manipulation Private School Headmaster Used to Convince Student to Remove MAGA Hat"
The next massive Democratic scandal?
Nick Arama, Red State: "Here Are Some Major Reasons Why It's Hard to Believe the Biden Numbers"
Because Nick is a Republican. It's hard for him to believe anything that is the truth.
Sarah Lee, Red State: "Despite Reports, Trump Admin IS Sharing Info With Team Biden By Warning Him About China"
Ha ha. Trump is "sharing information" with Biden when he attacks Biden in public with totally fabricated claims about Biden's involvement with China.
Kari Lee Fournier, Renew America: "Election faceoff: it’s almighty God versus Satan"
Which is which? Can you guess?
"We know that God appoints the ‘kings’ of this world. That’s not to say, though, that He won’t give the people a corrupt king if they plead for one—if their wickedness has spiraled to great numbers. Nonetheless, many Believers prayed fervently for Donald Trump to be given this mantle, as he promised to clean up the corruption in the American federal government"
Yeah. I buy that. Really. Trump promised to clean up government corruption. Yeah, he did. How did he do in keeping that promise?
Sally Zelikowski, American Thinker: "The Trump Team's Real Strategy...Trump is known for his three-dimensional chess tactics. This could be just that."
Nothing like starting your article off with a mountain of delusion. Trump couldn't even win a game of one dimensional tic tac toe, if he went first.
"To endure the Democrat-Media Complex’s blackout of any discussion of credible allegations of voter fraud or election rigging is tough enough."
If there were any credible accusations, or even clearly non-credible ones that weren't batshit insane, the mainstream media would be all over them the way they were all over Benghazi or her e-mails.
"lawyers do not tip their hand to a preening press or public. Revealing evidence prematurely gives the opposition opportunity to tamper with it and undermine the president’s case. No one is owed that information just because they want it. In due course, the evidence will be presented before a court so cool your jets, boys."
We've got the proof, but it's none of your business. You just have to shut up and take Donald Trump's word for it.
"First, let me just dismiss outright any claims that Rudy is incompetent."
Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Well, I guess that's enough of Sally for today.
Ulysses S. Grant, American Thinker: "Why President Trump Must Not Give Up"
Ulysses S. Grant. Yes, Ulysses S. Grant, famous for presiding over one of the most corrupt administrations in American history. He must be so proud of Trump.
"The real issue now is whether America will be a banana republic or not. The integrity of the election will define the nation for years to come."
And that's why we should support Trump. Right.
J. B. Shurk, American Thinker: "Time for a New Declaration? Perhaps it's time to follow in the footsteps of the wise generation of men and women who first fought for our freedoms by setting forth our grievances in the kind of formal writing that might make it clear to those who wish to rule over us that our patience has run its course — a declaration, if you will, that states plainly our belief that just power comes only from the consent of those governed."
Not all of those governed, of course, who consented through the election to being governed by Joe Biden. No, only certain of those governed. You know which people they mean.
Jeremy Egerer, American Thinker: "Why Not Trust Rudy Giuliani?"
Well, that's enough of that one. Well, okay, just a little more:
"Isn't it possible he knows somebody we don't know, who says things we don't hear?"
If so, it's not about how you put on hair dye. By the way, when someone "hears" people that nobody else can hear, it usually does not come to a good end.
Andrea Widbeg, American Thinker: "Biden again reminds the world what a nasty man he is...Trump, in his own way, is like a noble gentleman of old"
And they pay people to write things like that.
Breitbart: "VIDEO: Man Saves Puppy from Alligator"
Well, they've got to write about something.
Dean Nelson, Town Hall: "No, Joe Biden Doesn’t Want to Serve All Americans: His Politics Leave Out the Preborn"
Grow up, asshole.
Crew, Red State: "Interesting New Lawsuit Filed In Pennsylvania State Court by Pennsylvania GOP Challenging Legality of Vote-By-Mail"
"Interesting" apparently being Republican language for "bat shit crazy." Not that I intend to demean the reputation of bat shit by comparing it to Republican attorneys.
Mike Miller, Red State: "Georgia's 3-Ring Circus Continues: State to Conduct Second Recount Following Request From Trump Campaign"
And exactly who is responsible for the 3-ring circus? Who exactly is demanding these recounts that go nowhere because they are based on lies?
And now, an item from a right wing website that is new to me. I suspect we will be seeing more of them:
Tap News Wire: "Why does Youtube keep removing the Zapruder film of JFK’s assassination? Look at frame 320 onwards. Watch Jackie Kennedy. The bullet flies outwards not inwards. She fired it."
It's so obvious when you think about it. She wanted to go from the most admired woman in America to an irrelevant has-been. Personally, of course, I think the bullet was fired by Melania from her home in Serbia, using a secret long range air rifle invented by the famous Professor Moriarity. Oh, and one more item from them:
Tap News Wire: “End of the COVID Pandemic Hoax” prompts timely nationwide cheer"
Really looks like it is over to me. Over, in the dictionary definition of "higher than."
"As for the true motives for the hoax, investigations by concerned patriotic citizens’ organisations are ongoing to discover which enemy of the country they are taking their orders from."
The most likely "enemy of the country" being the treacherous cadre of public health experts and epidemiologists who have been carefully implanted as sleeper agents in medical institutions across the country.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "President Trump’s Dream Team Is the Greatest Assembly of Attorneys in US History"
Really, they will say anything.
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "It’s Happening: Pennsylvania State Legislature Files Resolution — DISPUTES STATEWIDE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS"
I love this one. The Pennsylvania State legislature did nothing of the sort. What actually happened is that a pack of Republican jackass legislators published a "resolution" which repeats many of the long-disproven Trump claims, and promised that they would "introduce" it "in the immediate future." Still, close enough to the truth for Jim Hoft, which is to say about half the galaxy away from the facts.
Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Current Actual Election Result Update: President Trump Has 13 Paths to Win 2020 Election — Biden Has Only 10 Paths to Win...Based on actual results and accounting for states currently not called, still counting, recounting, under investigation or audit, or states with election issues now in the courts, President Trump is winning the 2020 Presidential Election."
Helpfully illustrated with the following very official looking map:
Joe has more to say, of course:
"Based on actual results and accounting for states currently not called, still counting, recounting, under investigation or audit, or states with election issues now in the courts, President Trump is winning the 2020 Presidential Election."
You go with that, Joe. Sorry to tell you this, but Biden only needs one path to win the election- the one he took.
Before it's News: "Five US Soldiers Killed in Raid on CIA Server Farm in Frankfurt...Right this very minute, a covert war between the DoD and the CIA is raging across the planet, and we now believe a firefight took place during the DoD raid on the CIA server farm in Frankfurt, resulting in the loss of five US Army soldiers as well as the death of one CIA commander. All those deaths have been reported in the mainstream media, by the way."
If they have, they have not made it into a Google search. Just wondering, by the way. if four Americans killed by terrorists in Benghazi during the Obama administration constituted one of the worst Presidential crimes of all time, what does it say about Trump that five American soldiers were killed by our own agents?
By the way, need I inform you that this was the same raid that seized the servers used to rig the election for Biden? Don't worry, those servers are in Trump's hands now, and their contents will be released any day now. Probably right after Trump releases his magnificent replacement for Obamacare, which is coming within two weeks- no, really.
"Trump continues to position the U.S. military for the “national security” option, just in case the courts fail to uphold the rule of law."
Well, that is comforting. He's preparing for a military coup. How very American.
"Yet the court cases are growing stronger by the day"
Well, the derision from judges directed at their filings is, anyway. The battle story is being repeated at various wingnut sites across the internet, including this comment by Mike Adams:
"One CIA officer was killed during the firefight, and he is now being reported across the mainstream media as being “killed in Somalia.” Five US Army soldiers were also killed, and they are being explained away as dying in a “helicopter crash” in Egypt."
I have it on the best authority that another one was shot in the head while watching a theater performance at Ford's Theater in Washington. Prove that I'm wrong, libtard.
Not that they ever were. The combination of projection and outright lies which has always been the Republicans' main tool is being ramped up to preposterous levels- levels that would be hilarious if they did not portend a four year campaign to destroy Democrats' attempts at rational government.
I could produce a Wingnut Wrapup here that would be five hundred pages long, filled with this disgusting stuff, but I thought that, at least for today, I would restrict myself to one article, from Jeff Davidson today, at Town Hall, one of the largest purveyors of right wing claims in existence:
"My daughter was completely overjoyed on her 8th birthday when she received Barbie’s ‘playtime folding fun house.’ She couldn't wait to assemble it, arrange the furniture, and position her various Barbies all over the house. For an eight-year-old, this was not merely a wonderful time, it was pure bliss.
With the White House as his ‘presumed’ playhouse, Joe Biden, in his fluctuating mental state, likely is experiencing the same thing at this moment. Biden might well be in the White House in the future, but merely as a guest at some function, for a few hours or less, and that’s it.
I suspect on some level, Democrats and those on the Left already know that they have lost the presidency. That is why the ‘mainstream’ media is pushing so hard and so fast in articles and features, around the clock, portraying Joe Biden as the president-elect."
This hardly needs a comment. Biden is the one with the "fluctuating mental state;" Biden is the one who will never see the inside of the White House after January 20th; Democrats know that they have "lost the Presidency."
And Jeff, let's be clear about this: The media are portraying Biden as President-elect because he is. Deal with it.
"For Leftists to remain in denial much longer portends an ominous trend. I fear that these people have been brainwashed. They are dupes of a media machine that has controlled them for years, if not decades, if not for their entire lives."
It is "leftists" who are in denial about the election. It is leftists who have been brainwashed. It is leftists who are dupes of a media machine.
And if you think that the incipient inauguration of Biden will disabuse these people of their near psychotic delusions, you sure haven't been watching the Republican party the last couple of decades. I know of no nation in history that has had to deal with the insanity of half its voting population that has not come to a very bad end. And that may well be where we are heading, no matter what the remaining sane people do.
So like bullies everywhere, he is a coward inside, and when someone stands up to him, he caves. We've seen this behavior throughout his time in the White House, and also in his life before that. And now, at the end (hopefully) of his ability to wreck all of our lives, he goes out the way he came in.
First, he tried every dirty, mean trick that he could think of to get what he wanted, regardless of any notion of right or wrong. And as that has failed-imagine his surprise to run into State Republican officials who were not as corrupt as he and his associates are- he is acting today like he will just slink away and hide in the shadows.
Of course, we know he never thinks more than a day into the future, so he may be back tomorrow or next week or next month with a new scheme to steal our country from us, but at least for the moment, he seems to be taking the coward's way out. And hooray for that, if it is true.
Anyway, look at what he is pulling on the way out the door. Today, he announced that he is pulling the United States out of the Clear Skies treaty. This is probably illegal, as the law requires four months notification of Congress before abrogating this treaty, but since when has illegality ever stopped Trump?
And let us be clear what this means. There are 34 nations that signed on to this treaty, which allows signatories to conduct air flights over the territories of other signatories, to examine military activity. Many of these countries are our (former?) European allies. Trump is leaving them blind to any Russian military activity behind its borders, such as the massing of troops in preparation for an invasion. Furthermore, Trump has ordered the special planes that are allowed to do these flyovers scrapped immediately, to prevent the incoming Biden administration from even trying to resurrect the treaty. The planes, dating from the 1960's, were due to be replaced shortly, but last summer Trump cancelled the money appropriated for that purpose, making sure that we would not be able to continue enforcing this treaty.
And let us be clear: this is a danger not only to our security, but to the security of our allies, and benefits absolutely nobody but Vladimir Putin. This is hardly the first time that Trump has betrayed our country in aid of Putin, but it is one of the most treacherous. And let me be clear here: this is Constitutional treason; i.e. adhering to the enemy, giving them aid and comfort. The Republicans love to throw around the word treason for everything Democrats try to do, in a deliberate effort to devalue the act in the eyes of the American people, but this is the real thing, as serious as anything Benedict Arnold or Jefferson Davis ever did. And the Democrats will just let him get away with it, guaranteeing that any future Republican feels perfectly free to betray our county again.