Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Good Riddance, You Bastard

 

Rot in hell, you malignant son of a bitch.  I hope you suffered a thousand deaths before you were gone.  Nobody could deserve it more.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

What This Date Should Be Remembered For

 Trump? Fuck Trump.  Do you know what this is?


I imagine some of you do.  This little device, measuring 1 3/4" high by about nine inches long, has probably been used on more hit records than any other piece of audio gear in history.  It is the Neve 1073 microphone preamplifier, and was invented by this man, Rupert Neve, who also designed many other of the most desirable pieces of outboard gear in history.  Its design, centered around two transformers that were so special that manufacturing them cost about $1000 for the pair, gave an almost magical sound and sense of air to recorded tracks.

The 1073 and its many successors, both from Neve and others, continues to be a staple of modern recording.

Well, Rupert Neve died today at the age of 94, and though most people may never understand why, this date should be more remembered for his passing than for the fact that the biggest jackass in America once again escaped consequences for his criminality.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

What I've Learned from the First Two Days of Impeachment II

First of all, let's be clear about this:  Trump intended to have Mike Pence murdered.  Yes, the President of the United States tried to precipitate the murder of the Vice President, and not just any Vice President, but one who was the worst kind of sycophantic toady for four years until he refused at the last moment to destroy himself in Trump's insane plot to steal the Presidency.  We have heard that Trump intended to "appoint" Mike Flynn to be the new Vice President, despite this being totally illegal, and that Flynn would have gone along with wrecking the certification of Biden's win.


Boy, whatever our historical inadequacies might be, that is a first for the United States.


Second, the only reason that this plot failed is that Trump is too stupid to pull off any real scheme.  That's why every time he has gotten his hands on a large sum of money, the only thing he has ever done with it is to finance his next bankruptcy.  If it weren't for Trump's stupidity, we would be living in a fascist dictatorship today.


Third, it would have suited Trump just fine to have much of the Congressional leadership murdered along with Pence, to put the fear of God into anyone who might think of standing up to him in the future, and to make his ascendency to dictator simpler.


And fourth, the Republican leadership and their 74 million brain dead followers are just fine with that.


After yesterday's presentation, I can't understand why anybody would not want Trump convicted by the Senate; after today's I do not believe he should ever be let out of a maximum security prison.  He is by far the worst criminal to have ever wormed his way into power in this country, and yet his fellow Republicans are just fine with that.  As I have said before, the Republicans ceased being a political party decades ago and voluntarily turned themselves into a criminal conspiracy; the last four years we even got a Mafia Don to go along with it, albeit a really cheesy one.  Again, we're just lucky he was such a bad mob boss, because the will was certainly there.


So, once ninety percent of the Republicans in the Senate vote to leave this monster at large, where do we go from there?  Because until they are destroyed like the vermin they are, they will keep going at it.  And I am afraid I don't have an answer to that question.

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And more:  Here is a story from Daily Kos about Trump's (as usual incompetent but fully intentional) attempt to have Mike Pence murdered.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Just a Brief Impeachment Note

 I have the impeachment trial on in the background while I am working today.  The first Trump defense lawyer is speaking now, and I want to say that this is one of the worst arguments by an attorney that I have ever heard, full of irrelevancies, pathetic jingoism, flat jokes and statements that the most ignorant legislator could see through, if only they wanted to.  Given the stakes of this trial, to Trump and to the entire country, this is a grotesque demonstration of how little right, how little justice, lies on the side of the Republicans.


Not that it will make any difference; the Republicans don't give a damn about justice, law, this country or common human decency, so we know what they are going to do.  But this incoherent, amateurish babble is a true sign of how little decency lies on the Republican side, not just in this trial but in the country as a whole.


Trump is gone in disgrace, but his malicious minions carry on.  The fight is not over.  The fight against evil, unfortunately, is never over.

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Well, a couple of minutes later, and the guy is now resorting to threatening specific Senators with retribution from Trump supporters if they do not vote the way Trump wants, and he is barely trying to hide the threats.  Legal argument, Republican style.  It's all they've got.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Wingnut Wrapup

 Yeah, it never ends.  And these days, every batshit crazy right wing theory you have ever heard seems to be converging to create the great Unified Field Theory of Lunacy.  And here are some of the details:


"Trump Pic Speaks 1000000 Words!  Looks Like Commander-In-Chief To Me!!"


Hey, he's sitting at one of his patented tiny desks in front of a TV!  Proves he is Commander in Chief to me.  


Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:  “The White House is basically a ghost town… on Pennsylvania Avenue which connects the White House to the capitol — all those buildings — the FBI, Department of Treasury, the Labor Department, all that — those buildings are basically abandon.”


Basically abandon.  Got it. 


"Richard Potcner, also known as @DPotcner on Twitter and Telegram, said that the U.S. Capitol is heavily guarded and said that the troops appear to be in good spirits but claims the White House and other buildings may be empty.


“It reminds me of the hospitals,” he explained. “All of D.C. is basically abandoned basically.”


Basically. 


"There is a new and updated lists that has been confirmed with many more added to it. 


The deal that they got was that if they gave information that was useful, they could have a better death or a jail cell for life. Obama gave up Michelle, then breached his warrant, so he got one in the back of the head. Michelle chose lethal injection. Others were just executed.  The doubles and AI clones were activated and the deep state now work for Trump.


The clones again.  Oh, God, spare me. 


I feel the need for some Conservative humor already.  Don't you?


 Marjorie Taylor Greene- See, she's actually a Democratic plant.  Well, if she is, she is a very successful one.


Stephen Stone, Renew America:  "A few days ago, one of my brothers, a retired lawyer, sent me a message that asked, “So is Trump still president?”


Since the phrasing of the question implied the answer was neither simple nor straightforward, I gave the answer serious thought, from every angle I could think of, and came up with the following."


No way, Jose?  The American people voted his ass out of there.  That would be the sensible answer.  But of course, you know that's not Stephen's take on the subject, or he would not have won the hard earned reward of a place in Wingnut Wrapup.  No, he repeats the usual Trump lies and then concludes that, of course Trump is still President.


"It’s possible that all of the above issues may be conclusively resolved once the Senate convenes Feb. 9 to try Trump."


Not unless the Democratic half of the Senate succumbs to the same combination of lunacy and fear of being killed that determines the Republicans' behavior.


Frank Lewis, Renew America:  "I only know what I know: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”


Go home and act like adults?


"Maybe this is all part of Mitch’s Master Plan to exonerate the President by providing the venue for him to fully expose the Left for what it is. A trap! You know, fooling the Left into a full fledged trial. He would surely be carried out of the chambers on everyone’s shoulders if that happened."


Yeah, probably like this:



"Why February 1st is when it all starts - Executive Order 13848 goes into effect!  Do you think it’s a coincidence that February 1st is “FREEDOM DAY”?


Yes. Or a sick joke from God.


"Folks, this is why Wall Street is going crazy right now. They are freaking out, and they are trying to move money around, basically “money laundering” to move their money before it gets frozen. THIS IS HUGE!"


Wait a minute- let's just stop right here.  It's the afternoon of February 6th as I write this, and the Dow is above 31,000.  So that is a gigantic lie.   Surprised? Anyway, on we go.


"45 days from November 3rd, 2020 was Dec 18th, 2020 + 45 days from December 18th, 2020 is February 1st, 2021!


THINK ABOUT THIS… President Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.


This is a message… 45 day + 45 days, this is telling us he will do 2 more terms as the President of the United States of America as a “New Republic”."


Did any President in history ever think like this?  If he wants to do something, why didn't the dumb fucker just do it instead of playing these stupid games?


"Basically what this Executive Order says is that anyone involved in interfering in the 2020 election or supporting of the fraudulent elections either foreign or domestic, their property and assets will be frozen.


This includes, main stream media, social media, and anyone else who was involved in helping to steal this election."


But does it include the entirety of the Republican leadership, who collaborated in a treasonous effort to eliminate the real President of the United States?  No?  No, it doesn't?  Well, that's what I expected.


"45 days from Dec 18th is Feb 1st...This period of time was for DNI John Ratcliffe to put all the data together, create the report on election fraud, and deliver the report to President Trump."


Then why didn't he do it?  Oh, he did, did he, and you know about this through that magic Conservative telepathy that is denied to us Godless liberals.


"Car Waxes are a SCAM. Amazing Product Repels Dirt for Years With Patented Teflon Protection!"


Wait, that was just a link to a Conservative grifter that wants your money.  Sorry.


"Disappearing Of Canadians Has Begun!"


Oh no.  


"US Under Military Law, Congress Arrested, War With CCP Won and No One Knows It"


Well, I've got to agree with the "no one knows it" part.  Maybe that is because it is just one more specimen of the endless bullshit that right wingers try to force down our throats?  Oh no, it couldn't be that...it must be another liberal plot. 


"John Kerry Arrives In Massive Coal-Powered Steamroller To Accept Climate Change Award"


What do you even say to someone so deranged that they think this means something?

Even if it were true, and not some sort of pathetic attempt at using the Photoshop.  Notice that the sun is coming from your left in the photo of the steamroller, and the right in the picture of Kerry.  Really, do they think we are as stupid as they are?
 


Real Raw News:  "On President Trump’s Final day in office, January 19, the very day he granted 64 presidential pardons, he also added 40 new sealed indictments to a pile containing the names of between 50,000-300,000 Deep State conspirators, depending on the source"


i.e. depending on whether the source is batshit insane or extra super batshit insane.  Anyway, on with the story:


"A legal clerk who formerly worked at Rosen’s office claimed to have been present the evening Trump and Rosen added fresh names to the list."


Claims to have been present.  An unnamed person claims to have been present.  Well, that proves a lot.


“They waited until the 19th before indicting Pence,” our source said. “Trump was waiting for an apology, which never came. The general feeling in the room was that Pence was a Deep State agent provocateur while pretending to be Trump’s good right-hand man. And Pence played the part well—worthy of an Oscar.”


He claims the indictment charges Pence with high treason and other crimes against America and its people.  Well, that may be true, but if so it is for following Trump, not opposing him.


"Also added to the list was Mitch McConnell, whose support for Trump seemed to evaporate on Dec 6 when he gleefully denounced allegations of voter fraud and recognized Biden as president-elect. In response, Trump publicly accused McConnell of “jumping ship” and privately criticized his and Biden’s “chummy” friendship...Worse, Trump obtained financial records showing that they, Mitch and Elaine, had in 2017 contributed $5,000 to each of three Democratic Political Action Committees."


It is treason to contribute money to Democrats- we all know that. 


"“I don’t know If Trump was more angry or sad."


Well, I don't know either, or give a damn.  How about you? 


"The dishonorable Dr. Deborah Birx came next...“I’m guessing Trump was initially hesitant about adding her because Trump is fair and just."


Ha ha.


 

He gives a person to recognize and apologize for their mistakes, and if they don’t, well, that’s on them, not him. He told Rosen Birx set him up. So, again, he and Rosen slotted her for a military tribunal,” our source said."


She "set him up."  By not agreeing with him one hundred percent of the time.  Off to Guantanamo. 


"Satan’s Biggest Deception! Satan Raped Eve To Produce Cain And His Descendants, A Hybrid Race. Satan’s Kids Are Trying To Exterminate The Holy Seed Of God Of Abraham Isaac And Jacob. This Is The Real War Happening Today ! Must See!!"


The Serpent seed, Satan’s seed, two-seedline, or dual seed doctrine is the belief that Eve had sexual relations with Satan (The Serpent) in the Garden of Eden resulting in the birth of Cain – Satan’s own son a hybrid.  All of Cain’s descendants on earth today are hybrids.  The Devil’s children, Cain’s descendants are here on earth and are hybrids.  The Devil doesn’t want you to know who his children are and is one of his biggest deceptions."


And in their disappointment that their orange Fuehrer lost the election, they are bringing back Christian Identity, one of the most loathsome white racist theories of them all, and one that many of us thought had died for good.  Not a chance; sorry about that.


"Founder of the Ministry of Christ Church in Mariposa, California, Rev. William Gale was a student of Wesley Swift, leader of the Christian Defense League and the California Rangers, founder of the Posse Comitatus, founder of the Committee of the States and Chief of Staff of the Militia, and Colonel in the US Army under Douglas MacArthur. Many in DSCI consider Rev. William Gale to be the Father of Christian Identity as he himself coined the term “Christian Identity”.


Let's be clear:  From Wikipedia:*


"Wesley A. Swift (1913–1970) was a former Methodist minister from Southern California who was known for his racist and white supremacist views. In the 1940s, Swift started his own church which eventually became the Church of Jesus Christ Christian. The church's website now states that "Wesley Swift is considered the single most significant figure in the early years of the Christian Identity movement in the United States."He was also responsible for the formation of the Antelope Valley chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and is associated with the militant Christian group the California Rangers...


One of Swift's associates was retired Col. William Potter Gale (1917–1988). Gale became a leading figure in the anti-tax and paramilitary movements of the 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the California Rangers and the Posse Comitatus, and he also helped found the American militia movement.  Future Aryan Nations founder Richard Girnt Butler, who was an admirer of both Adolf Hitler and Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy, was introduced to Wesley Swift by William Potter Gale in 1962.[16]:110 Swift quickly converted Butler to Christian Identity. When Swift died in 1971, Butler fought Gale, James Warner, and Swift's own widow for control of the church. Butler eventually gained control and moved the organization from California to Hayden Lake, Idaho in 1973.


Beginning in the 1980s, Butler was implicated in plots to overthrow the United States government, and he had ties to the neo-Nazi group known as The Order."


And inspiration to such figures as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.  Christian identity, the Militia movement and the Sovereign Citizens grew directly out of this milieu.  And those three hate groups pretty well created the ideology of the modern Republican party.


"Shoot Down (Feb 05,2021) Taiwan jets shot dozens of Chinese military aircraft"


Sure they did, and the greatest act of aggression against a world power since World War II didn't make the news in any country of the world, except in Wingnut websites.  This post is accompanied by dozens of shots of fighter jets, aircraft carriers and submarines, with absolutely zero indication that they have a thing to do with Taiwan.


Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "'Morons': Marjorie Taylor Greene Reacts After Getting Booted from Committees"


Well, glad to see she's taking all of this in an adult manner.


Larry O'Connor, Town Hall:  "The 'Crackdown' Only Begins with Marjorie Taylor Greene"


God, I hope so.  I'm sick of writing these columns.


Scott Morefield, Town Hall:  "The Left Is Calling the Capitol Riot An ‘Insurrection’ and a ‘Coup Attempt’ for a Reason"


What, because it's true?  No:


"What they are doing is methodically intentional, and the reason is crystal clear. They want to paint a dark, ominous picture of the American political landscape, one that firmly places anyone who questioned the 2020 election or even supported former President Donald Trump as not just political adversaries, but enemies and even outlaws who want to overthrow a democratically elected government."


Well, Scott, they've got that right.


Regan McCarthy, Town Hall:  "Senate Democrats Torpedo Common-Sense Abortion Legislation"


"Common sense" of course being whatever Republicans think their lunatics will vote for.


"The Hillary Child-Sex Tape Is Worse Than You Can Imagine...Multiple sources within the FBI and NYPD have confirmed the existence of a “sickening” Hillary Clinton sex tape involving Huma Abedin and an underage teenage girl, and provided assurances that a faction within the department has vowed to send Hillary Clinton to jail for the rest of her life.


According to QAnon, the infamous White House insider, President Trump’s recent announcement that he is going after high profile child sex offenders is directly linked to the tape.


According to NYPD sources, files found on Weiner’s newly found laptop which he shared with his wife Huma Abedin, show evidence of a political pedophile ring operating within Washington, involving members of Congress as well as numerous top Clinton aides and insiders.  According to reports, a folder on Weiner’s laptop named ‘life insurance‘ contains explicit evidence that both Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin helped run and cover-up a Washington pedophile sex ring."


Anthony Weiner?  Another laptop?  And here they never showed us the first one, or Hunter Biden's laptop either.   


"HUGE NEW YEAR TRUMP MERCHANDISE SALE – SAVE 25% ON THE ENTIRE STORE!, INCL AMAZING & RARE TRUMP Gifts! FREE SHIPPING in the USA!"


Nor selling so well, huh? 


And now an update on a "news story" that Wingnut Wrapup covered a few days ago- those 5,000 missing indictments of Democrats that ACTUALLY EXISTED and were NOT A LIE FROM THE BEGINNING:


"Trump Blames Erik Prince for Stolen Sealed Indictments...As Real Raw News reported last month, nearly 5,000 sealed indictments, which Trump plans to open on returning to power, mysteriously vanished from a secret command post guarded by Academi—formerly Blackwater—mercenaries whom Trump had hired to guard the facility against Deep State incursion. Now, Trump is holding Academi responsible for the theft, according to reliable information obtained by RRN.


In Trump’s mind, guarding his sealed indictments was a sensitive assignment of utmost importance. His letter blasted Prince, according to a source in Trump’s orbit claiming to have previewed a draft.  “Trump really chewed him out good."


I guess that must have really hurt.  Of course, we learn this:


"Trump had no concrete evidence, so to speak"


Let's face it- despite years of claims to the contrary, there is no "concrete evidence" that these idiotic indictments ever existed.


"The Universal Antidote - Chlorine Dioxide"


Yes, folks, we can now reveal that Hydroxychloroquine is a cure for every disease that exists!  Those treacherous Democrats!  They wouldn't let us market it for everything.


"This is because people are using this for all sorts of ailments and it’s merely pennies to acquire without a prescription."


"The information contained in this documentary, which was just released yesterday, second only I believe to the Gospel of the Kingdom, has the very real potential, to not only change your life, the life of your loved ones and friends, but the world, saving countless lives, and alleviating needless death, pain, and the poverty that goes with them."


And if you fall for that, you are just the sort of person that believes that Donald Trump is the Greatest President Ever, and is going to be inaugurated for his second term on March 4th.


"Explosive If True: “I’m a Clinical Lab Scientist, C19 Is Fake, Wake up America”


Explosive if true:  Joe Biden is actually the reincarnation of Cthulhu.  Explosive if true:  Green Eagle has not had his mind eaten away by reading things like this.  Luckily, none of it is true, so no sense rushing to your bomb proof bunker just yet.


Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Mike Lindell to Bannon War Room: “Absolute Truth” Film Was Seen by Over 10 Million People After Friday Release"


That would be the masterwork of political analysis from a guy who sells pillows.  And if you believe what is in it, you probably believe every other of the 10 million lies told by Jim Hoft the last two decades.


"Lindell he stated people were shocked with the information in the video.  Many people wondered why this information wasn’t out earlier."


Hint: because it's all lies.


"The liberal media is already picking it apart as was expected."


An easy task seeing as how it is nothing but the same bullshit Trump has been selling since November 4th.


Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Confirmed: Obama’s ‘Ethics Czar’ Led the ‘Color Revolution’ Behind the 2020 US Election and Then Bragged About It...We warned on November 2, 2020, the day before the 2020 Election, that the nightmare scenario created by the Democrats starring Sleepy Joe Biden was about to begin."


See, it is a "nightmare scenario" for a Democrat to campaign for another Democrat.  That seems to be Joe's complaint here.  Democrats have no right to campaign against Republicans.


"Under Eisen the plan was hatched and the coup to steal the election from President Trump began.  The elites, liberal media, the Justice Department, the courts, and Trump-haters were all involved."


In fact, everybody not paid by Trump was involved.  The treachery!


Well, might as well finish with some more Conservative humor:


Just to be fair, here's the one Republicans are reading these days:


Think I'm kidding?  I only wish.



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A little homework if you are interested, or just masochistic like Green Eagle:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Butler_(white_supremacist)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Identity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesley_A._Swift