Words of Advice:

“Stand back and stand by.”— Trump’s orders to American Nazis, 9/29/2020

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, January 15, 2021

Because It's Friday

I haven't had anything from UP for awhile:

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Funny How Fast the Right Flipped Their Tune

These idiots don't know how to keep their mouths shut:

Prosecutors say a Delaware man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag during a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol has been arrested after authorities used the image to help identify him.

Federal prosecutors say Kevin Seefried, who was seen carrying the flag, was arrested in Delaware along with his son Hunter Seefried. Prosecutors say both entered the Senate building through a broken window.

They were charged with unlawfully entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and degradation of government property.

Court documents say the men were identified after the FBI was told by a coworker of Hunter Seefried’s that he had bragged about being in the Capitol with his father.

Most Americans (and all loyal Americans) don't look too kindly on the MAGA terrorists and their insurrection. So when one of those fools shoots off his mouth, somebody, probably someone who once took an oath to defend the Constitution, is going to ask on it.

All it takes is a phone call. It probably took the agents who took the call less than thirty minutes to verify the information and then enter the data for the arrest warrants.

Auschwitz Guy also got arrested. So has a guy who threw a fire extinguisher and hit some cops in their heads and he isn't being let out on bail.

Ford Bronco "Goat Modes"?

The new commercial for the Ford Bronco says that it has "seven available GOAT modes" to "go over any terrain" (hence the term):

This begs the question as to whether or not one of the "available GOAT Modes" is "slow-speed police chase".

Damn Kevin McCarthy and the Caucus of Sedition.
Damn Everyone Who Won't Damn Kevin McCarthy and the Caucus of Sedition
Damn Everyone Who Won't Turn on a Light and Sit Up All Night, Damning Kevin McCarthy and the Caucus of Sedition

It's funny how all those Republicans, who a week ago, were doing their level best to bring about a coup to overturn the results of the election are now calling for unity.

Yeah, sure. They were all in favor of division, ripping the country apart and destroying our democracy when they thought they might pull it off. But boy howdy, how they call for unity now that they have got their balls caught in a vise.

Sorry, no. There can be no unity, no forgiveness without there first being justice and accountability.

Trump has now released another one of his monotone hostage videos in which he condemns the people that he earlier said he loves. When you watch his mein, the way he talks, it is patently clear that Trump is mouthing words that he does not believe.

Meanwhile, there may have been some advance sabotage done before the insurrection attempt last week.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-Mass.) chief of staff, Sarah Groh, said in a recent interview that panic buttons she had previously used in the congresswoman’s office had been taken out before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week.
“Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit,” Groh said, despite noting she had previously used the buttons in that same office. Groh said in the interview that she did not know why the buttons had been removed.

There's clearly a lot more investigation that needs doing. Including Lindsey Graham.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sedition From the Inside

Weeks before a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, right-wing activist Ali Alexander told his followers he was planning something big for Jan. 6.

Alexander, who organized the “Stop the Steal” movement, said he hatched the plan — coinciding with Congress’s vote to certify the electoral college votes — alongside three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Mo Brooks (Ala.) and Paul A. Gosar (Ariz.), all hard-line Trump supporters.

“We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting,” Alexander said in a since-deleted video on Periscope highlighted by the Project on Government Oversight, an investigative nonprofit. The plan, he said, was to “change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body, hearing our loud roar from outside.”

If any one of those congressmen put a toe over the line, they should be expelled from Congress.

Hell, they should be expelled, anyway. By working to stage a protest aimed at overturning a lawful election and to install their Orange Fuhrer, they committed sedition.

Make them pay for it.

What the Hell is Wrong With Nutraloaf, or
White Privilege in Action

The public defender told Judge Deborah Fine in court Monday that [the Horned Seditious Asswipe] was on an extremely restrictive diet, perhaps for religious reasons, and had not eaten since he was taken into custody.

Judge Fine responded that information was “deeply concerning” and ordered [Asswipe's] public defender to work with the U.S. Marshal's Office on the dietary concerns.

"We will abide by the judge's order," David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, told ABC15 Monday evening. Gonzales added that [Asswipe] will be provided food in line with a shaman's strict organic diet.

Right. The jails that I've had some passing familiarity with (when I was practicing law) would have solved the issue by putting Asswipe in isolation and giving him jail food. If he refused to eat it, they would have strapped him into a torture device known as a "compliance chair", force-fed him and then left him in the chair until he couldn't vomit the food back up. Oh, there would be a hearing on whether or not his desire for organic food was legitimate, maybe in eight weeks or so, whenever they could get on the judge's calendar.

But then again, they were used to dealing with white trash and poor minorities, not high-profile MAGA seditionists.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Wheels Are Grinding

The Justice Department and FBI have created a sedition and conspiracy task force to pursue charges against participants in the storming of the U.S. Capitol and are investigating any links to domestic or foreign instigators, officials said Tuesday.

The investigation, one of the largest ever undertaken by the department, includes counterterrorism and counterintelligence facets and has charged more than 70 individuals and identified 170 suspects to date, acting U.S. attorney Michael R. Sherwin of D.C. said. Those arrest figures are expected to increase into the hundreds, if not “exponentially.”

But Sherwin and Steven D’Antuono, head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said any impression that prosecutors have mostly charged misdemeanor Capitol trespassing and D.C. curfew offenses is misleading. They said the cases are only the beginning and that U.S. authorities are investigating everything including the plundering of congressional offices and digital devices, assaults on law enforcement officers, theft of national security and defense information, in addition to felony murder and excessive use of force.
“People are going to be shocked with egregious activity in the Capitol,” Sherwin said, citing video footage and witness accounts that have not been made public. “No resources of the FBI or the U.S. attorney’s office will be untapped to determine if there was command and control, how it operated and how it executed these activities.”

Anyone who had any sort of hand in this would be well-advised to get a lawyer on speedial.

There is also thought being given to using Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to bar everyone involved from ever seeking public office, which could easily include Trump and spawn of.

You seditious assholes in the Beer-Belly Putsch tried to take over our country.

Now it's our turn. Only we're going to do it by the book and when we're done, I'll bet that a fair number of you will have BoP numbers attached to your names.

Sleep tight.

We'll See Where This Goes

The FBI warned law enforcement agencies ahead of last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol about the potential for extremist-driven violence and prosecutors are now weighing sedition charges against at least some of the Trump loyalists who stormed the building, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

But wait, there's more:

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.

And there's still more:

Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol last week.

"There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," Cheney said in a statement announcing her decision.

Maybe, if there was any sign that Trump realized that he had crossed a line, they might still have his back. But Trump has shown no signs of that. McConnell and the rest of the GOP are probably worried that the people with money will stop donating if they don't take affirmative steps to get rid of Trump and that the non-Trumpist Republicans will leave.

As more arrests are made, as it becomes clearer that this was indeed an organized insurrection, the wheels may come off Trumpism as a national force. And certainly, as it may seem more likely, if their leader ends up in legal trouble for the first time in his life.

Well, Well

How Others See Us

As the butt of jokes:

People Who Are Chumps, People Who Are Not

One chump being Sen Roy Blunt (Stupid, MO)

"My personal view is that the president touched the hot stove on Wednesday and is unlikely to touch it again."

Oh, please. That's being willfully blind as to Trump's nature. Every time Trump does something, Blunt and the chorus of enablers say "oh, he's learned his lesson, he won't do anything like that ever again."

Horseshit. The only lesson that Trump has ever learned in his life is that he can do whatever he wants with no consequences. Trump knows that he has completely cowed the GOP cowards, like Blunt. Trump could shoot Melania; Blunt and the rest would say "oh, he's unlikely to shoot his next wife."

Blunt and the rest of them are fucking pathetic little cowards. The only way Trump will ever learn a lesson is if he feels a set of S&W steel bracelets clapped onto his wrists.

Now, to somebody who is not a chump:

Long time readers of this blog will recall that I have had a fine regard for Belichick. But apparently, there's a line that he won't cross and Trump chalked that one on the field.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sedition, Sedition.....SEDITION!

RNCC Sides With Trumpist Traitors

[T]he National Republican Congressional Committee acknowledged in a statement Monday that last week’s violence at the Capitol “has no place in our democracy” but said efforts to remove Trump from office would be divisive.

“The violence we saw unfold in our nation’s capital last week has no place in our democracy,” Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) said in a statement. “It was a disgusting and dangerous spectacle that ultimately cost people their lives.”

Emmer said, “We must come together to heal our nation,” but added that an effort led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to impeach Trump “will further divide us.”

That's just meaningless pap. Chris Christie has the right of it:

Trump incited an insurrection. There has to be real consequences for everyone involved. There can be no healing without justice. Otherwise, what we have will be a clear example of right-wing privilege. If a Black mob had assaulted the Capitol in the same way, the authorities would have had to hire reefer trucks to hold the bodies.

There were probably more cops at Bill Nye's March for Science than there was when the Trumpist Beer-Belly Putsch took place.

There is a corrollary to Occam's Razor that holds that one should never blame on cupidity that which can be blamed on stupidity. Either the Capitol Cops or the Segerant-At-Arms for the Capitol deliberately understaffed their forces on 1/6/21 or they were morons who paid no attention to the smoke signals.

There is now an argument being made that we should show leniency to the Trumpist mob, to go lightly on them and to make it clear to them that we are being merciful. I say: Fuck that noise. This wasn't your everyday garden-variety riot. These weren't a bunch of thugs looting package stores or burning car dealerships. These were insurrectionists, trying to overturn the results of a free and fair election. They were trying to put in their guy, who lost, because their guy has been spewing lies and baseless accusations for months on end.

They weren't trying to loot stores, they were trying to loot our country, to throw our democracy onto the ashheap.

For that, they need to be landed on with the full weight of the criminal justice system, starting with ten years for damaging a federal monument (a criminal charge advocated for by Trump).

The mercy shown to them should be the mercy that they are not being dealt with as insurrectionists once were: Dragged out into the public square and have their heads chopped off.

If We Were To Follow Trump's Logic, All Republicans Would Be on No-Fly Lists

Do you remember how conservatives, after 9-11, sought to tar all Muslims with the actions of the terrorists? They asked "where are the moderate Muslims; why won't the Muslims do something about the fanatics in their ranks; isn't it apparent, by now, that Islam is an ideology that supports terror?"

Trump tried to put all Muslims on no-fly lists. He tried to ban all Muslims from entering into the U.S. Conservatives advocated for surveilling all Muslims. Some went to far as calling for rounding them all up.

Do you remember all of that? I do.

So now, should we be asking where are the Republicans who believe in this country? Where are the Republicans who are stepping up to denounce Trump? Certainly not this guy.

All of Those On Parler Who Were Planning/Discussing the Beer-Belly Putsch in Advance?

If this is accurate, they are cooked. Another accounting.

I don't have the technical knowledge to assess wheter any of the information at the link is true or if it's bullshit.

It's uncertain whether a guy who was crying about his life being ruined was on a no-fly list for rioting or for being a mask asshole on an earlier flight. Some of the presumed rioters took their defiance to mask-wearing on return flights and have been banned from that airline.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

A Question

Are the various military cops (CID, NCIS, etc.) cooperating with the D.C. cops and the FBI to see if active-duty or reservists were among the insurrectionists/terrorists and if so, will they be court-martialed?

Will any retirees in the mob also be recalled to active duty and court-martialed?

Just Going To Leave These Here

Looking for Sympathy, Republicans? You'll Find It in the Dictionary, Between "Sedition" and "Treason"

Members of Congress will be getting increased security while traveling through airports in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol Wednesday and as several senators have been harassed at airports, according to a notice sent to lawmakers Saturday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a close ally of President Donald Trump who was critical of the President this week, was confronted and screamed at by Trump supporters at Reagan National Airport, according to videos posted on social media Friday.

You guys fed the monster that is Trumpism. When Trump told lie after lie about the election, you did not stand up to tell the truth. Graham, especially, made phone calls to try to persuade an alternative total of the votes in Georgia. Some of you fuckers even tried to overturn the results of the election. Even though you knew that you had no chance, that the Constitution forbade what you were trying to do, you played into Trumpist fantasies. When Trump was babbling on that the Vice President could alter the outcome, you said nothing, you did nothing.

Trumpism is a monster that you connived with, you tolerated. You put the interests of your party and your own skins ahead of the interests of the nation.

Now the monster that you have nourished is coming for you. You want sympathy?

Cry me a river.

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

F-100 Super Sabre:

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Don't Worry About it, Cal

Cal Thomas, who styles himself as a conservative and an evangelical, had this to sy:

Conservatives and evangelical Christians, like myself, have for too long rationalized that ignoring the president's language and behavior was tolerable because of his policies. There comes a time, however (even at this late hour), when one must ask one's self if this was a Faustian bargain that overwhelmed legitimate policy disagreements.
The excuses, the comparisons with what the left does and the "whataboutisms" won't cut it this time. This is not conservatism. This is not Republicanism. The Republican Party was founded largely as an anti-slavery party. Too many among today's members and among conservatives (not always the same thing) have become enslaved to the person and personality of Donald Trump. This is not hero worship. It is idolatry.

Other sources.

He shouldn't worry about it. The Trumpists apologistas are out in full force, doing their utmost to justify Wednesday's attempted coup by Trumpist insurrectionists. They'll never blame him for supporting Trump.

On the other hand, there are people like me. Mr. Thomas, we well knew the nature and quality of the man that you have been supporting for years. Those of us who were familiar with Trump's business practices and his politics tried our best to warn you about the man to whom you hitched your wagon.

But did you listen? No.

We pointed out Trump's racism and his bent towards authoritarianism. We pointed out his irrlegiousity and his misogyny. We pointed out that Trump has never met a lie that he cannot tell, a promise that he can't break, a deal that he can't weasel out of or welsh on.

But did you listen? No. Cal, you believed that you could overlook that, all of it, so long as you got something out of the deal. As Trump shattered one democratic norm after another, you closed your eyes and stoppered up your ears.

Cal, it apparently didn't even bother you when Trump proclaimed his lack of belief in fair elections in 2016 and when he acted on his belief in 2020. He spun a whopper of a series of lies about voter fraud and Venezualean voting machine tampering. You let Trump continue with his lies, without objection, and you let him poison the minds of tens of millions of Americans because you got what you wanted.

In other words, Cal, Trump paid you off. He bribed you to look the other way as he enriched himself and his family through acts of corruption that, if a Democrat had done one-one thousandth of thise things, you would have been out in the streets with pitchforks and torches.

But now, only now, that Trump tried to stage a coup and failed, you are expressing regrets for having sat down and supped with this particular devil for four years.

Right. You were never Trumpers, just like there were tens of millions of Germans who weren't really Nazis. They went along to get along, just as you did. Only, unlike a lot of those Germans, there was no Gestapo to enforce obedience. You followed Trump down into this dark, dank hole of your own free will.

What happened on January 6th, 2021 happened because people like you, Cal Thomas, were happy to watch Trump attempt to destroy democracy, as long as they saw a profit in it. You felt free to do that because you thought there really wasn't any danger that Trump would succeed at making himself into a dictator.

Well, you were almost very wrong. Trump sent his mob to the Capitol to stop the certification of the election and seize power for himself. Trump was abetted by local law enforcement and federal law enforcement which, despite plenty of warning, took no advance action to prevent the coup. Trump was aided and abetted by all of the Republican politicians who were too cowardly to oppose him. Only when faced with an actual lynch mob did some of the Republicans in Congress grow a spine.

So, Cal Thomas, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, the Right-Wing Media, Trump's acolytes and all of the evangelicals who sacrified their morals and their ideals and their souls for some judges and tax breaks : This is on you. When push came to shove, you put your own petty interests ahead of the nation. You gave your loyalty to Trump, not to the Constitution, not to the American Experiment.

And I, for one, will do what I can to ensure that you are never allowed to forget it.


Chip: "I don't have a problem, I can quit anytime."

Friday, January 8, 2021

Welcome to the Party, Pal; Twitter Ed.

From Twitter's head shed:

After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

Late to the game, but OK. Funny that they waited until two weeks before Trump left to do this It's not as though Trump's been following Twitter's rules for years and just had a lapse in judgment.

Word on the evening news is that Trump is regretting his condemnation of the participants in the Beer-Belly Putsch. Just like in Charlottesville, where he later regretted condemning the Tiki-Torch Nazis. Trump is what he is, a wannabee dictator and a nazi to his hollowed core.

There is No Upper Age Limit for Acting Stupidly, MAGA Riot ed.

A 70-year-old Alabama man had 11 Molotov cocktail devices "ready to go" in his truck when he was arrested during the breach and riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Lonnie Coffman, of Falkville, was arrested on gun and ammunition charges Wednesday night near the Capitol after a pro-Trump rally escalated into an insurrection inside the nation's Capitol building.

The bombs were constructed from Mason jars, golf tees and cloth rags. After his arrest, Coffman told authorities they contained gasoline and melted Styrofoam, an explosive mixture that "causes the flammable liquid to better stick to objects that it hits upon detonation," according to court documents.

Molotov cocktails. A gun on his person without a permit. Guns in his truck. Probably large-cap magazines in everything.

This clown probably isn't going to breathe air outside of custody for a very long time.

Unless Trump gives him a pardon. Which is probably possible.

Anyway, now that everyone has seen the naked obcenity that is Trumpism in action, watch the non-extemeist Republicans run for the hills, pretending that they had no idea that things could be this bad.

Willful blindness.

Don't let them get away with it.

The Wheels Start Grinding

A West Virginia state lawmaker and a man pictured sitting at U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk are among those facing federal charges stemming from the siege on the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
Ken Kohl, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, told the news briefing that West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans now faces criminal charges after he apparently “recorded himself storming the Capitol.”

Kohl said the department is also charging Richard Barnett of Arkansas in connection with his entering Speaker Pelosi’s office where he “left a note and he removed some of the speaker’s mail.”

They should have held off charging these clowns for two weeks, for it's probably a good bet that Trump will give pardons to those assholes.

Pm the civil side of the courthouse, Dominion Voting Systems is going to sue the pants off of Sidney Powell. Since that's a civil beef, Trump can't pardon her pathetic pasty ass.

Trump's Childish Tantrum Continues

President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, undercutting his message a day earlier that he would work to ensure a “smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to his successor.
“A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20,” Trump said in the video. “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

By next morning, however, Trump was back to his usual division. Instead of offering condolences to the police officer who died from injuries sustained during the riot, Trump took to twitter to commend the “great American Patriots” who’d voted for him.

So much for his forced statement of "can't we all just get along". Trump continues to be a petty, childish septugenarian toddler.

Nothing's changed.

SoHo Karen Arrested

And, predictably, she resisted arrest.

Because It's Friday

The first ten minutes has a music soundtrack. Steam power makes its own damn music, thak you very much.

Trump Bangs a Uey Under Fire

With 12 days left in his term, President Donald Trump has finally bent to reality amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat.

Trump led off a video from the White House Thursday by condemning the violence carried out in his name a day earlier at the Capitol. Then, for the first time on camera, he admitted his presidency would soon end — though he declined to mention President-elect Joe Biden by name or explicitly state he had lost.

Trump's statement begins with lies. He was not outraged by what happened. He did not "immediately deploy" the National Guard. He resisted calls for the Guard.

Watch his bullshit:

Trump read his statement with all of the emphasis and energy that he displayed when he had to backwater from his "good people on both sides" statement after Charlottesville. It is clear, from his demeanor, that he's reading that more or less under duress.

Let's remember that, as his rioters were in the Capitol, Trump was telling him that he loved them and that they were special people to him. Now, with his own loyalists defecting, he's following the Dirksen Rule.[1]

For four years, Trump has been the purveyor of hate and division. Now, with less than two weeks left, and the real possibility that he's going to be criminally charged for inciting a riot, he wants to be the president of unity, togetherness and reconciliation.

Right. That would have been like a certain German leader calling for peace talks as Soviet artillery shells were falling everywhere. It should have the same effect.
1. "When I feel the heat, I see the light,"

Only Some Blue Lives Matter, Apparently

Before we get to that: George Will names Trump, Hawley and Cruz as the repulsive architects 0f Wednesday's disgusting spectacle.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled feature:

The goon who is the Chicago cop's union president thinks its just peachy that Trump supporters were rioting on Wednesday:

The people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday are getting support from the president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police lodge.

John Catanzara, elected last May to represent the city’s 12,000 rank-and-file police officers, said he understands the frustration behind the riot, which led to four deaths, injuries to several police officers and damage to the iconic building.

“There was no arson, there was no burning of anything, there was no looting, there was very little destruction of property,” Catanzara told WBEZ in a Wednesday evening phone interview. “It was a bunch of pissed-off people that feel an election was stolen, somehow, some way.”

What there was, however, ws the murder of a police officer.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, has died of injuries suffered when supporters of President Donald Trump assaulted the legislative building, the force said, bringing to five the number dead from the riot.

I am certain that there will be eight different kinds of waffling and evasion from the supporters of Trump's Beer-Belly Putsch, who will say shit about maybe Officer Sicknick died from other causes. You can bet the farm that if there had been a Black Lives Matter protest going on, that the Blue Lives Matter crowd would be calling for scalps. Here, not so much.

Betsy DeVos has had enough. So has the Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, remember, children, vandalism is not cool.

Dozens of cars belonging to people who headed to Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning had their tires slashed in Butler County.

And for those who believe that this was something spontaneous:

Thursday, January 7, 2021

If You Recognize Any of These Assholes, Call the D.C. Cops (or the FBI)

Lots of people, including this asshole:

There is a 26-page wanted flyer. If you know who any of them are, it's worth a kilobuck to you.

At least one idiot was wearing his company ID. The Viking asshole has been identified.

FBI wants them, too.

As has been pointed out, more people died in the Beer-Belly Putsch than who died in Benghazi.

Meanwhile, COVID Isn't Letting Up

Yesterday's butcher's bill for the pandemic:

Trump is focused on plotting his coups, but the virus doesn't give a fuck.

Over a 9-11 a day. But all that comes out of the White House is crickets.

Yesterday, January Sixth, Two Thousand and Twenty-One, a Date That Will Live in Infamy

The more that I think about this, the angier I become. If yesterday in Washington, D.C., a Black Lives Matter protest had been planned, the cops and the National Guard would have been out, in force. Every Federal LE agency, other than maybe the Amtrak cops, would have been there and ready.

But for the MAGA Fascists, not so much. Those pissants were all over social media, talking about storming the Capitol, and the authorities blew it off.

Well, the White Privilege Riot, the Beer-Belly Putsch, took place. The insurrectionists stormed the Capitol and vandalized offices, and all you'll hear from the Right is a fine dose of whataboutism.

This wasn't a riot. It was a brazen attempt to seize power in the deluded belief, as encouraged by Trump and the Right Wing Noise Machine, that they could storm the Capitol and force the Congress to keep Trump in office.

If you are good with this, then you are not a loyal American. You are a seditionist, a full-bloodied illegitimate Fascist wrapped in a blanket of pseudo-patriotism. You are as much a "good American" as were those marching under the NSDAP banner in the 1920s and 1930s were good Germans.

What should happen, now, is to identify as many of these thugs as possible and then charge them with as many crimes as the facts will bear.

On January 21st, charges should be brought for inciting a riot. Those so charged should include everyone who spoke at the kickoff to the Beer-Belly Putsch.

Also, this. And now we know what it took for Miss Lindsey to break his lip-lock on Trump's ass.

As the pilothouse of the Titanic slips beneath the waves, the rats and lawyers are bailing.



Trump's Beer-Belly Putsch Was Beyond the Pale

When the riot began, Trump refused to send in the National Guard. Pence had to do it. The delay cost hours.

So much for "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."[1]

Anyone who works for Trump who has not submitted their resignations by 9 AM should be shunned. Cruz and Hawley should be expelled from the Senate forthwith. Trump should be removed.

Anyone who still backs Trump as of this morning is a fucking traitor. And if this means you, own it.
1. The slow reaction to the insurrection, the nearly white-glove treatment of the rioters, was in stark contrast to the way the authorities handled peaceful protesters when Trump wanted to wave the Bible. White privilege at work?

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Build Some New Prison Camps and Lock These People Up

Jonathan Adler has pointed out that the Trump Beer-Belly Putsch meets the definition of a seditious conspiracy. That's good for twenty years in prison. Lots of other provisions apply.

Lock them up.

Lock them all up.

And yes, that includes Trump and his spawn.

At Least There is Good News From Georgia

Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s progressive agenda.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers who represented the diversity of their party’s evolving coalition, defeated Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler two months after Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992.

The fun fact is that the racists in Georgia, decades ago, designed the runoff system as a way to hold control. If Georgia ran their race like every other state, Perdue would have won.

Give Them "a Whiff of Grape" and End Trump's Bullshit Coup

Supporters of US President Donald Trump have breached the Capitol, where lawmakers have been meeting to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's poll win.

In dramatic scenes, demonstrators swarmed near the building, as Congress members were escorted out by police.

This is Trump's doing and, frankly, if you have been supporting Trump's bullshit since Election Day, this is on you, as well.

We are seeing, in real time, that Trump's people are not standing for our democracy.

The hypocrisy of every right-winger who was decrying the BLM protests over the summer has been dragged out into the sunlight.

And once the Capitol is cleared out of these thugs, let's impeach and convict Trump of inciting a riot before tomorrow's sun sets.

ETA: to Hawley, Cruz, and the rest of the Caucus of Sedition: You could have not done what you did and not turned a ceremonial occaision into political theater, but you did. Absent your pandering to Trump, this riot might not have happened. This riot is on your bloody hands, as well.