Words of Advice:

"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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Not the Sharpest Mowers in the Shed; MAGA Ed.

A New York man has now been charged with participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection in D.C. after allegedly texting a picture and video of himself in the Capitol to his girlfriend’s brother – a special agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service.

Anther bright bulb:

The man allegedly seen holding the police riot shield in the widely watched video of the attack on the Capitol officer has been identified as Patrick Edward McCaughey III, a 23-year-old from New Canaan, Connecticut.
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On Jan.16, a witness was telephonically interviewed and reported having known McCaughey since they were children, although they last saw McCaughey in person about one year ago, the complaint states.

However, according to the complaint, the witness heard from mutual friends that McCaughey attended the events at the United States Capitol and provided copies of four pictures and a short video sent by McCaughey to mutual friends. The pictures and video all appear to have been taken on a cellular phone at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

Charges against McCaughey include assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees, civil disorder, entering a restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct.

Yet another:

The FBI has arrested two people in South Florida in connection with the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol, including a former Army captain who ran for the Florida State House last year.

Gabriel Augustin Garcia, a former U.S. Army captain, a 2020 candidate for the Florida State House and a reported member of the Proud Boys, was arrested in connection with the Capitol breach.
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The complaint said Garcia posted at least two Facebook live videos on his account on Jan. 6.

I expect that the trials for a lot of these clowns will be short and sweet, if they're not smart enough to try for a plea bargain.

Meanwhile, the Proud Boys are feeling that Trump stabbed them in the back:

Proud Boys participants have complained about his willingness to leave office and said his disavowal of the Capitol rampage was an act of betrayal. And Mr. Trump, cut off on Facebook and Twitter, has been unable to talk directly to them to soothe their concerns or issue new rallying cries.

The Proud Boys’ anger toward Mr. Trump has heightened after he did nothing to help those in the group who face legal action for the Capitol violence.

These guys are really special, as in the "rides the short bus" meaning of the term. Anybody who spent any bit of time researching Trump's history would have learned that Trump eventually shafts everyone, other than maybe Ivanka. His word is worthless and anyone who stands with Trump will, sooner or later, get fucked.

So it is with the Proud Boys and the rest of the MAGA seditionists. Those fools all thought that they were doing his bidding, but when the coup failed, Trump couldn't disavow them fast enough.

The Proud Boy conspirators are likely going to end up doing some heavy time in their misguided support of a man who has thrown them all under the bus.

Sucks to be them.

3 comments:

The New York Crank said...

Give them a break, Misfit. If they were rocket scientists they wouldn't be Proud Boys.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Brian said...

The schadenfreude is strong with these ones.

w3ski said...

I love the daily count of arrested seditionists. "It smells like victory".
But what about the asswipes that killed the cop? Not a word so far.
Now there is the one that I want to see hanged by his 3rd member until dead.
w3ski