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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"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

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Day of the Covfefe?

Law enforcement was on high alert Thursday around the U.S. Capitol after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot” by a militia group to storm the iconic building again, two months after a mob of Donald Trump supporters smashed through windows and doors to try to stop Congress from certifying now-President Joe Biden’s victory.

The threat appears to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon, that former President Trump will rise again to power on March 4 and that thousands will come to Washington, D.C., to try to remove Democrats from office. March 4 was the original presidential inauguration day until 1933, when it was moved to Jan. 20.

Online chatter identified by authorities included discussions among members of the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia group, concerning possible plots against the Capitol on Thursday, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Members of the Three Percenters were among the extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

I suspect that this "possible plot" is a mixture of wannabee loudmouths running their keyboards and gaslighting by jerkoffs who think that it's fun to try and get the Feds to overreact. As alluded to in the story, if there were thousands of people coming to D.C. for some bullshit, unless they all drove their POVs (and slept in them), there'd be traces of them coming.

But after the Insurrection of 1/6/21, it's hard to blame the cops for taking aggressive precautions.

What's going to happen, sooner or later, is that the Threepers and similar groups will be designated as terrorist groups and then the fun will truly begin.

7 comments:

Eck! said...

The likely sources are those incels that are in such good shape
they would be 4f at the gate for boot.

They never did nothin, not likely to do anything.

The upside is there are more than a few very bored National Guards
that might enjoy some activity.

Yes, I'm laughing at the supposed patriots.

Eck!

seafury said...

GF, classy as always. Oh Ialmost forgot, your mom wants you to turn on the dryer before you come upstairs.

Ten Bears said...

On the inside we call that sellin' wolf tickets.

I'm still pissed they didn't open up the fire-hoses ...

dinthebeast said...

They are getting their Harold Camping moment today. Will the failure of Fergus to ascend to the presidency dampen their beliefs even a little?
Maybe for some, but the rest of them stand as examples of the danger posed by propaganda, lies, and insanity spread for votes and profit.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

Seafury, et al,:

You need not respond to that troll. We delete his weak shit as soon as we spot it. (I do all the writing, but there are two of us with admin power.)

Ten Bears said...

B's puppy?

Comrade Misfit said...

Play nice, Ten Bears.