Tuesday, June 07, 2022

On To Thursday

With the commencement of the televised January 6 hearings in a little over forty-eight hours I'm tempted to say that the shit is going to hit the fan - but I need to check myself. With Americans as dumbed-down as they have become in the last forty-plus years, It's almost a given that the worst political scandal in the history of this country will make much of an impression on the inmates of
Idiot Nation. The fact is that what occurred in Washington one year, five months and one day ago makes Teapot Dome, Watergate and Iran Contra - combined - seem like a schoolboy prank. June 8 will be as good a time as any to keep your eyes glued to what is happening on Capitol Hill.


It's now being said that Trump was hoping that vice-President Pence (along with his wife and daughters) would be killed in the uprising that was happening at that moment in the chambers of the Senate and the House. To his eternal credit, Mike Pense (along with Liz Cheney) turned out to be the handful of heroes of the day. Liz was this year's receiver of the JFK Library's Profile In Courage award. She deserved it. As in Watergate nearly a half century ago. the heroes of the hour who stood up to a criminal president wound up being Republicans. In 1974, Barry Goldwater had a considerable amount of support from within the GOP. In 2022, Liz Cheney has next-to-none. These are interesting times.

Thursday June 9, 2022 promises to be a day of historic revelations in Washington DC. Keep your eyes wide and your ears open. This is gonna be as weird as it gets, campers. The fun begins at 8 PM.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Here's a report from ABC News on the upcoming hearings:

Fasten your seatbelts. 


At 3:27 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The radical Right HATES democracy, and want to rig and control elections because they refuse to accept losing elections.

White nationalists and other fascists are filling the party ranks with rabid Trumpists.

You can't love America and hate democracy and overturn the will of the people.

They have aligned with Putin to do just that. See Trump Tower meeting with Russians.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Liz Cheney 6-6-22: "This moment is a moral test for the Republican Party because of the mortal threat we face - and right now, there are too many in my party who are failing it."

Moral failure DEFINES the Republican Party of Trump, Proud Boys, Q-Anon, Oath Keepers, the Klan, and every other racist and ignorant bigot in the country.

It is a neo-fascist party to its core now.

At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mass killing...No White Supremacist or AR15 involved. News on back page.

Travis Lamar Birkley, 34, was arraigned in a Milwaukee courtroom Sunday on six counts of murder and armed robbery but is only being held on $1 million bail.

A confidential informant told police that Birkley admitted to killing the six people in what he called a “robbery gone bad.” Birkley was a “guard” for drug deals that took place in the duplex home. On Jan. 20, Birkley decided to rob his “employer.” He shot a man and his wife and then killed four others to avoid being identified.


At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the FBI reports the largest nationalist racist group is the Nation of Islam...

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Vern has no evidence to support his claim.

What FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said about the people Trump said he loved and called "special":

“Although I don’t have the percentage for you, the attackers on January 6th included a number — and the number keeps growing as we build out our investigations — of what we would call militia violent extremism And we have had some already arrested who we would put in the category of racially motivated violent extremism, white as well. Those would be the categories so far that we’re seeing as far as January 6th.

In terms of domestic violent extremism, domestic terrorism, that number is now — has grown steadily on my watch. So we’ve increased the number of domestic terrorism investigations from around a 1,000 or so when I got here to up to about 1,400 at the end of last year to about 2,000 now. That’s domestic terrorism overall.

When it comes to racially motivated violent extremism, that number — again, number of investigations and number of arrests — has grown significantly on my watch,” he continued. “And the number of arrests, for example, of racially motivated violent extremists who are what you would categorize as white supremacists, last year was almost triple the number it was in my first year as director.”

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diogenes Sarcastica™ said...

Step right this way to see Chairman 'Primetime Bennie' and his select committee's professionally produced theater, complete with very very select choice tasty tidbits of narrative supporting witness testimony, with video and still images projected on the big screen for your Inquisition viewing pleasure beginning tonight.

So nuke you a TV dinner & grab a beer and join Bennie, Liz, Pencil Neck, Zoe, Cryin' Adam, lil' Jamie and the rest of the pips at their nasty best as they go all out for the coveted best dramatic performance spread out over the next 2 weeks. And we can all be confident their Emmy for 'Best Scripted Drama' is already being engraved.

As we saw with the Russia collusion hoax, democrats are quite comfortable with lying to the American public for long periods of time in their efforts to work through their Daddy Trump issues.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Like Vern, Diogenes Sarcastica is a democracy-loathing, Trump-worshiping, hateful bigot.

Trump's vile offspring DID collude with Russians in Trump Tower for dirt on Hillary.

Mueller only said he lacked evidence to determine a "conspiracy with the Russian government".

Collusion with Russians is a different matter. And it happened.

These are FACTS the Cult can't accept. Like the FACT Trump lost a fair election to Biden.

So now Trump's violent mob he sent to overturn our election has gone from "ANTIFA did it!" to "the FBI did it!", to "legitimate political discourse" and finally, to a "hoax"?

Keep throwing shit against the wall and hope some of it sticks. This is the radical Right bullshit factory at work.

Someone is very frightened of the truth. As traitors and enemies of democracy always are.

And there's no way in hell the Trump Cult will watch the hearings. FOX(R) won't even show it, so the cult will never be shown the facts.

All they "know" is what Trump's Republicans tell them to "know".

Just ask Vern. He lets the Cult leaders do all his "thinking" for him.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) sees what's happening.

“I went to Congress as a collaborator, and now I'm in an environment where the Republicans want to rule or ruin. That's the mindset. There's no room for collaboration. Do you believe in rule of law or do you believe in violence? That's the battle in Washington right now.”

Of course they believe in violence. Trump said he loved his violent mob AFTER they tried to overturn the election by force. This is fascism.

The Trump Cult has zero interest in following the law. Navarro is learning his lesson. More will in the future.

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The left has a tendency to claim to have (or have seen) evidence of something when they have not. Remember how Adam Schiff claimed he saw evidence of Trump/Russia collusion?

But, aside from that, the January 6 Committee has a credibility problem that cannot be ignored here. First of all, various text messages released by the committee have actually exonerated Trump, but have been falsely characterized as incriminating. In fact, they even doctored text messages to make them look incriminating when they weren’t.

House Committee Admits Schiff Doctored Jan. 6 Text From Jim Jordan...Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Witchhunt) has once again been caught manipulating evidence: the House Jan. 6 committee on Wednesday admitted that Schiff had altered a text message from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, making it appear much more damning than it actually was.

Dave, where can I get a "Biden 2024" cap like yours?


At 2:09 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The Trump Tower meeting WAS collusion with Russians in plain sight. Who knows how many state secrets Trump and his gang sold out to Putin and Russians in the Oval Office?

Vern has no idea what "doctored" means. If he did, he would show us. He can't.

What really happened is Schiff shared the words that clearly showed intent to illegally overturn the election.

No matter how they spin their lies, the fact remains Trump sent a mob he claimed to love, to overturn the election, as his cronies did by other means, including lying about "voter fraud", over 60 fraudulent law suits that melted down before a judge, and even organizing fake and illegal electors.

See the entire text where Jordan urges the illegal overturning of the election:

"On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all"

This is illegal and against the Constitution.

It is what Schiff accurately quoted. He didn't "doctor" anything. He merely omitted the remaining words:

"-- in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. 'No legislative act,' wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, 'contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.' The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: 'That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.' 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916). Following this rationale, an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally enacted statute, is no elector at all."

The "rationale" was total bullshit. None of the crap stood up in a court. The coup was intentional.

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was more dangerous to our country, Eric Swalwell's (member of House Intelligence Committee) affair with Chinese spy Jennifer Fang (AKA Fang Fang) or events of January 6th?

"The Trump Tower meeting WAS collusion with Russians in plain sight. Who knows how many state secrets Trump and his gang sold out to Putin and Russians in the Oval Office?"
And the evidence that you have to support this known lie is WHAT?

Liberal pro Abortion White Supremacist Liberal admits he was planning to kill Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. Is this a threat to our democracy?

Abortion activists firebombed a pro-life pregnancy center outside Buffalo, N.Y., the latest in a series of attacks on pro-life offices and churches since the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Is this another threat to our democracy?

On June 14, 2017, a liberal gunman supporter of Bernie Sanders walked onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Park in Alexandria, Virginia, opening fire on politicians and wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four others. Is this another threat to our democracy?

Are the stairs to Air Force a threat to Biden? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1eJ7RzIvLw

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Russian spy and Republican/NRA darling Maria Butina was in a relationship with Overstock.com CEO and Trump conspiracy theorist Patrick M. Byrne. In 2019, Byrne divested himself of all shares of Overstock after his relationship with Butina was revealed.

For five years, prosecutors claimed, Butina lived with and maintained an intimate relationship with activist and fraudster Paul Erickson. During Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, Erickson attempted to develop a back-channel between the NRA and the Russian government. Erickson was jailed and convicted of fraud unrelated to his relationship with Butina, then pardoned by Trump in his last week in office.

If it smells like collusion, it is collusion.

What's more dangerous to a democratic republic than lies, the Big Lie, and a coup?

Another lie from an ignorant dupe:

Swalwell's "affair with Chinese spy Jennifer Fang (AKA Fang Fang)" is both ignorant and dishonest

Christine Fang was her name, and there is no evidence she had an affair with Swalwell.

Not that facts matter when they get in the way of authoritarians' hate-mongering.

More facts:
The Trump Tower meeting WAS collusion with Russians in plain sight.
Trump shared top secret intel with Russians in the Oval Office.
Trump's coup was sedition in plain sight.
Trump's Big Lie is still a lie.
Trump lost to Biden in a fair election.

Someone's indoctrinated brain gets fried by these facts.

At 6:30 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

This is just a small part of the radical Right's diabolical sneaky and criminal war on our democracy:

Washington Post reports:

A staffer for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign instructed Republicans planning to cast electoral college votes for Trump in Georgia despite Joe Biden’s victory to operate in “complete secrecy,” an email obtained by The Washington Post shows.

“I must ask for your complete discretion in this process,” wrote Robert Sinners, the campaign’s election operations director for Georgia, the day before the 16 Republicans gathered at the Georgia Capitol to sign certificates declaring themselves duly elected.

“Your duties are imperative to ensure the end result — a win in Georgia for President Trump — but will be hampered unless we have complete secrecy and discretion.”

The Dec. 13, 2020, email went on to instruct the electors to tell security guards at the building that they had an appointment with one of two state senators.

“Please, at no point should you mention anything to do with Presidential Electors or speak to the media,” Sinners continued in bold.

At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Trump Tower meeting WAS collusion with Russians in plain sight.
Trump shared top secret intel with Russians in the Oval Office."

Facts, evidence to prove these fairy tales.

Christine Fang was her name, and there is no evidence she had an affair with Swalwell



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