Monday, July 4, 2022

The Aftermath of Highland Park: We now return you to your regularly scheduled refusal to enact Gun Control

6 Lives lost.  25 more people with life-long gun shot wounds.  Hundreds if not thousands traumatized.  A community shattered...  Why does none of this matter to the Gun Lobby and Gun humping fanatics?

This is to say nothing of the economic impact from yesterday.  Hundreds of Officers called in to look for the suspect, Bobby Crimo.  Parades and firework shows all across Lake County and northern Cook County cancelled for fear of a copycat, an accomplice.  Think of the Return on Investment one man with an AR-15 extracted in terms of damage.  

Because we can not have gun control and civilization in America look at the absurd work arounds Republicans and gun nuts offer up:  First off no one with a concealed carry was going to stop this incident the shooter had an elevated position and a rifle but just as with Las Vegas, gun nuts keep making this ludicrous argument.  Next, let's turn all of our schools into solid concrete pillboxes with no windows and with one door.  Let's fill the hallways with Veterans with PTSD give them guns and no other job than to wander around, armed, aimlessly.  This sounds like a dungeon lair from D&D.  And now, anytime 2 or more people gather let's employ snipers on rooftops to ensure once the shooter starts killing people we can get a bead on him and kill him with fewer casualties.

But, as pig fucker Darren Bailey's ignorant tweet demonstrates, Republicans do not fucking care.  Darren Bailey tried to connect this to "Crime in the streets" i.e. Chicago.  Darren Bailey is the Republican nominee for Governor in Illinois and is everything a modern Republican is; bigoted, ignorant, shameless, vile, and beholden to gun makers.

As the suspected shooter is now in custody (good work by the Officer who spotted Crimo's car), it's time for the gun nuts, firearms industry, NRA, and their paid off thralls in the Republican Party to move to the next phase of a mass shooting incident.

Denial.  Deflection.  Obfuscation.  And above all, Lies.  

It's Mental Health they'll scream!  It's a lack of Open Carry in Illinois, they'll shout! It's Democrat controlled Illinois fault, they'll screech!

Change the subject!  Run out the clock!  Blame video games.  Or doors.  Anything to avoid the obvious.  The inescapable fact.  That it's the guns.  It's the fucking guns.  It's always been the guns.  That the way to curb gun violence is too limit guns.  AR-15s are fueling these mass shootings and they shouldn't be readily available.  Did the suspect purchase his rifle on "layaway" like the Uvalde shooter?  Kill now, pay never?

Oh hoe! Don't tell a right-winger he shouldn't have an AR-15 because he'll loudly bellow it's his right and if you suggest passing gun laws he'll declare he will commit mass murder on you and anyone else who'd dare pass laws and try to limit mass murders.

We, the People are in an undeclared war with the Firearms Industry and their allies the NRA and Republican Party.  It's an asymmetrical war.  The Gun Industry buys politicians through their Russian-funded propaganda arm the NRA and cultivates a fanatical core of hard gun nut zealots who shout [MORON* LABE] and SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED whenever gun regulation is spoken of. 

And now it's probably too late.  The Gun Industry has flooded America with guns.  It's a pollution which requires decades of dedicated work to undo and we can't get started because any attempts are meet with moneyed resistance, underhanded rightwing political shenanigans, and overt threats of violence from conservatives.

Conservatives aren't about to give up their AR-15s now anyway they plan to use them very soon to overthrow the Biden Presidency and assassinate Democratic Representatives and Senators. 

Bobby Crimo Trump Fan:

A video posted to Crimo's YouTube page on Jan. 2, 2021, appears to show Crimo among a throng of protesters cheering for Trump's presidential motorcade outside an airport. Crimo flips the phone's orientation to reveal his face at the end of the video.

Crimo is also seen draped in a Trump flag in a June 27, 2021, post on Twitter. The post is captioned with only the word “spam.”

Sam Alito approved 2nd Amendment Hero opens fire on Highland Park 4th of July Parade

"Ignore guns, talk Inflation", GOP Memos post Uvalde mass shooting.

The Supremacist Court ruling striking down a century old sensible and necessary gun law continues to bear fruit.  Justice Ginni Thomas wrote, that government can't limit the open carrying guns in public for "self-defense" and yet again the Republican Party continues to use the Second Amendment as a Murder-Suicide Pact as since real life isn't a video game it's impossible to tell a good guy with a gun from a bad guy until he kills you.

As President Biden deftly noted, ""This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all."

And so... Six people killed at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park when a teenaged white male opened fire with a rifle from a rooftop.  The AR-15 continues to make gobs of blood money for Gun Manufacturers and the Republican Party.  

I don't want to attack or insult victims of this shooting but, when WBEZ published multiple quotes from witnesses saying how could this happen in a safe community like Highland Park it brings up so much bile as people have become conditioned and numb to gun violence.  Gun violence only happens in Chicago... gun violence is associated with urban blight and inner city decay not affluent suburbs.

This doesn't happen here... Yes, it does...

This isn't who we are... Yes, it is...

And this, this is the goal of the Republican Party; to make the Untied States of America ungovernable. Going all the way back to Ronnie Raygun's Nine most frightening words in the English language to the Lawless Opus Dei SCOTUS rulings stripping women of their citizenship, rights, and dignity and declaring that Congress and the Constitution are Unconstitutional to the Sinister Six Supremes, the Republican Party slow-moving coup is to drown the US Government and replace it with a fascist facsimile.

Every one of these latest rulings; gutting the EPA, unleashing gun violence, enforcing Republican gerrymanders, stripping women of their humanity and protection under law are designed to impress upon you the futility of your resistance.  To bludgeon you into depressed cynicism or resigned acceptance that Republican government is inevitable.

And through non-stop repetitive propaganda about migrant caravans or looting Antifa or out of control crime Republicans condition their followers to cling tighter to their guns and fascist fundamentalist religion.

Time for more worthless thoughts and useless prayers from the pro-gun violence rightwingers who get aroused and ecstatic at the prospect of another shooting in Illinois.  Social media will be festooned with that's what you libtards get for voting DemocRAT.  Again and again guns destroy dozens of families and punch holes in the fabric of America but, because the statistical odds are very low that you or someone you know and love will be killed by gun violence Republican malfeasance will continue to extract an unspeakable toll.


Here's an Instagram Reels video of the shooting as you can hear the rapid fire shots ringing out but read the despicable and lunatic comments about Martial Law in Chicago and a CCL holder coulda taken him out.  Gun Nuts are just Bigots wistfully hoping to be The One who proves the fantasy right about good guy with a gun like they're John Fucking McClaine in Die Harderer.

Friday, July 1, 2022

The BitCON Implosion

Oh... my... gosh...  did all the Crypto creators simply watch Sneakers (1992) and conclude that instead of the Utopian vision of destroying the financial system and making all peoples equal they would use "THE ITEM" to make themselves the New Economic Aristocracy?

"You know it doesn't work?"

"That's really not important, is it?"

BitCON, the largest of the crypto scams, is currently hovering under $20,000 per Chuck E. Cheese token.  To those deeply invested in the scam this represents an 800% increase!  If you invested in 2014 well you might have hit a jackpot.  Of course if you did not invest prior to 2017, well then you lost real money to this ponzi scheme.

And anyone who did make a little money, probably reinvested thinking they would ride another Peak-and-Valley wave forever upwards...

And at anytime, as this chart from Yahoo! Finance shows, there are roughly 10,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation!  Besides the volatility of the platform, the sheer number of pop-up crypto crap shows how deeply unserious this all is; while also being incredibly serious.  

Crypto Firm Voyager (I admit to having never heard of this company) suspended all trading, deposits, and withdrawals...  Like Hotel California, when you buy crypto you can check in at any time but you can never leave...

Bitcoin (and others) is a fantastic vehicle for stealing actual money from desperate, or unsavvy "investors".

Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, who owns $100-$300 thousand in Bitcoin wants to get pensions and other real money moved into the crypto investment scam to solidify and advance her position.  Sadly, Wall Street Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Lummis in the goal of crafting a bill to let crypto steal real money.

Additionally,  the Commodities Futures Trading Commission on Thursday charged Mirror Trading International and the firm's owner, Cornelius Steynberg, with fraud, claiming the company operated as a fraudulent multi-level marketing scheme that scammed billions from investors.

What we are seeing now is the next stage of the con wherein the scammers need new influxes of cash to remain solvent while continuing to post "real" gains.  All the original money from the super early adopters and the giddy initial gamblers can't keep propping up the inflated "value" of the Ponzi scheme.


Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Supremacist Court and Republican Party 2022: End Women's Suffrage - Start Women's Suffering

You have no rights Alito and The Supremacist Court 
are bound to respect.  You are a slave.

It isn't theoretical anymore.  The prospect of women being in excruciating pain and dying from complications from pregnancy is precisely what Republicans want women thinking about.

Capitol Fax posted fallout for women in the states surrounding Illinois.  The idea that a woman comes into a Hospital needing emergency services but, Doctors are too afraid to treat her for fear of Republican zealots coming for them financially, rhetorically, and physically shows what Republicans have in store for Us all eventually but, also and most importantly what is happening Right. Damn. Now.

Kristi Noem was interviewed by Martha Raddatz, and for once a Corporate Media did not let a vile Republican Governor elide answering questions.  Raddatz pointed out South Dakota now has a total ban on abortion including all cases in which the fetus is unviable and the women will die.  Raddatz continued that South Dakota has no assistance or post natal care and Noem, in her dead eye stare kept talking about how her state would walk with mothers and touted the website they created to help.  Noem then unknowingly admitted that non-profits and churches would be tasked with most of the help.  But, it was Noem's loaded phrase she does not "anticipate" South Dakota will take up proposals that incentivize residents to report women suspected of seeking or aiding in abortions which was most chilling and indicative of the fascist future.

This is an exercise in sheer naked aggression and power.  Very much in line with the Rape-publican Party 

Also, now comes the time when the so-called Originalist Court and the rightwingers who falsely profess to adore and cherish the Constitution to throw out the Freedom of Movement clause.  Republicans are going to pass legislation that the unique nature of abortion (especially since it infringes on their religious liberty) necessitates the need to create internal border checkpoints, that women seeking to travel outside their states need to show proof of negative pregnancy test (ha take that libtards just like your Covid restrictions!) and empowers them to curtail 200 years of legal reasoning and ruling with regards to freedom of movement. 

Then it's only a matter of time until the Puzzi Alito Court looks at 1920 Womens' Suffrage as being incompatible with the Originality of the Constitution and "not deeply rooted in the Nation's history and traditions."  In fact, let's take a direct statement from Alito Dobbs unjust ruling and change 3 words;

  • The inescapable conclusion is that a right to women's vote is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions. On the contrary, an unbroken tradition of prohibiting women's voting on pain of criminal punishment persisted from the earliest days of the common law until 1920.”
Today, The Supremacist Court just ruled to curtail the EPA.  If you think the Republicans will stop you're deluding yourself.  The Republicans feel emboldened, they know they can blame Biden for everything, they can act with impunity because they have the Police Forces across the Country to "dispassionately" enforce the Supreme Court's Will (i.e. Officers festooned in their best Judge Dredd regalia beat, tase, and gas unarmed women under the guise of law&order), while Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Ben Shapiro, Jonathan Turley, and any number of skeevy on-line trolls will feed buckets of lies and obfuscate furiously to keep conservatives placid, fat, and happy that they are Owning the Libs.  They've been yearning for this moment and are enjoying every single second. 

Republicans are coming for every right to self determination for the poor and oppressed, every progressive gain to curtail the rapacious Corporate domination of the USA, and every protection from the power of religious bigotry and oppression.  They are coming for it all.  And the Republicans won't stop until this is a White Power Theocratic Slave State again.

Republican Traitors will never stop lying about their attempted Coup

Whomever prepared this image for
Republicans to tweet out en masse 
calls a trunk a "boot", spells Defense
with a "C" and believes the car
rolls around on "Tyres".
 The testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson was absolutely devastating.  Damning beyond belief.  An incensed and out of control lunatic Trump stirred up the crowd, angry that it was as small his tiny hands.  Trump screaming at his staff, lunging at the Secret Service agents, and knowing that the crowd was armed, whipped them up into a frenzy and ordered them to march on the Capitol to disrupt and overturn the peaceful transition of power;

"I don't fucking care that they have weapons, they're not here to hurt me. Take the fucking [metal detectors] away. Let my people in, they can march the Capitol from here." - supposedly said by Donald John Trump, Biggest Traitor since Jefferson Davis.

The amount of justification, special pleading, preposterous excuses and outright lying by conservatives on twitter is outrageous.  But, I'm not going to be one of those people who boo-hoo bemoans the fact that no amount of evidence, no amount of testimony, no amount  of convictions of rightwing terrorists will dissuade them because that is not important. 

Republicans know what they did, "We are going to get charged with every crime imaginable,"  allegedly said by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone

What happened that day needs to be documented.  The truth about a large segment of American society needs to be pointed out and called what it is; violent, bigoted and treasonous.  Because if you don't Conservatives in America will follow the same path their forebears did in 1861.

But, Republicans can never admit what they and their righwing terrorist drones did because that would be admitting wrong and conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed.

And modern conservative requires that Republicans steal elections and institute an oppressive racist intolerant Nation State built around christian fundamentalism with tiers of social standing.

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line 24: When push comes to shove which side do you think the cops will be on

I know there are some good feelings directed towards Police in General because of the Jan6th hearings, and the brave, touching, personal stories of Capitol Police Officers Daniel Hodges, Brian Sicknick, Michael Fanone, Harry Dunn, and Caroline Edwards...

But... 

The Police will never side with protests against Reactionary policies because as a body Police and Sheriff Departments at the local, municipal, county, and state level overwhelmingly support rightwing ideology and when tasked with disrupting, dispersing or beating up any Americans engaged in public agitation which contains a whiff of leftist ideation, Police will do so with glee and gusto.

Rightwing domestic terrorism is, of course, coddled and encouraged in the United States.

Rightwing media, aggressive revanchist prosecutors, "lone wolf" conservative terrorists, and fascist curious police forces are eager to relive their glory days (most recently 2020) by beating, shooting, gassing and terrorizing women and other pro-liberty abortion protestors.

In Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and other cities across the country, Police Forces specifically targeted and abused peaceful protestors.  But, MAGA ignored and cheered this on, while rightwing agent provocateur, committed property crimes which conservatives today still falsely  claim were caused by BLM and Antifa and which Faux News still claims resulted in cities being burned to the ground.

Now, as people mobilize for peaceful protests in response to the Supreme Sinister Six religious edict constrains and denies freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for American women, Reactionary forces are assembling to harm them.

If you plan to protest, plan to be beaten, gassed, tased, and possibly shot or run over.  Plan accordingly. 



Sunday, June 26, 2022

White Life Mary Miller is an Illinois Nazi

So check out misses businesswoman, oh-oh-oh
She bought some white, white life
On the way to the get her farm subsidies, oh-oh-oh
She got some white, white life
Pick it up when she opens the door, oh-oh-oh
She doing white, white life
I know it's the way you like it, oh-oh
Living white, white life - Apologies to The Talking Heads

"Illinois Nazis... I hate Illinois Nazis" - Elwood Blues

The Chicago Tribune is so genteel.  They defer from calling Mary Miller what she clearly is and instead hide behind the euphemism "string of questionable comments". 

On the day before Miller's compatriots stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, in a reenactment of the Reichstag Fire, Miller stood in the heart of Washington D.C. and extolled her savior The Fuhrer, "Hitler was right about one thing!"

Illinois Governor J. B Prtizker corrected Miller, as he stated flatly, "Hitler got nothing right.  Pritzker called Miller's comments, "unfathomable and disgusting."  But, Miller was just getting started!  As with the basket of deplorable comment by HRC, calling a Republican "unfathomable and disgusting" is too kind by half.

Now, the cheap Russian-made Adolf knock-off Donald Trump invaded the state of Illinois, and Miller could not help but declare out loud the Republican Joy at the unjust, immoral, and tyrannical decision by the Supreme Sinister Six;

"President Trump, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday."

As they say, saying the quiet parts out loud...

Miller is a bog-standard Republican decrying Marxists in D.C. while greedily accepting millions in farm subsidies from the Federal Government.  But, charges of hypocrisy are like Republican thoughts & prayers; worthless.  Republicans like Mary Miller laugh at attempts to shame them just like Miller laughed when 21 people (19 of them children) were murdered by the NRA in Uvalde, Texas.  Republicans love Death & Taxes.

In a footnote to the Dobbs decision, Sammy "Puzzi" Alito cited the George W. Bush CDC report in 2008 that American mothers needed vulnerable women to be forced to carry pregnancies because white women were lacking "domestic supply of infants relinquished at birth or within the first month of life".

Domestic Supply of Infants is a core tenet of The Great Replacement Theory and it's part and parcel of the Modern Republican Party and is exactly what fascist Illinois Nazi Mary Miller meant when she thanked Hair Furor for protecting White Life.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line 23: The Practical Guide for Investigating the Crime of Abortion

Well, now that Abortion is illegal in many states, Police just increased their workload.

First off, Fascists like Puzzi Alito and Coathanger Barrett implement laws and decrees which are often unworkable and leave it to people to try and craft solutions in accordance with those vile and capricious declarations.  Fascists do this without a care and in bad faith because they know diligent, hard-working and honest people will attempt their best to come up with a way to accomplish them.  Either way the Fascists don't care what happens because either the people accede to their whims or they wrack themselves with worry and guilt at being unable to accomplish these Laws.  The Sinister Six are anathema to a functioning Democracy and have destroyed the farce that the United States is a Nation of Laws; it isn't.  The United States is a Nation under the Imperial Theocratic control of 6 Judges; a Supreme Injustice.

Now, I know right off that the point of the Abortion bans is that conservatives want women (and anyone else thinking of aiding women) to know that at any time the Awesome Power of the State can be brought to bear upon them.  That, at almost any moment they can be declared under investigation and subject to all the vicissitudes of a wholly immoral coercive pressure campaign.  So, what 4th Amendment protections are going to be in place?  Because being charged with a crime is an incredibly life-altering moment.  I ask this knowing the Roberts Unjust Court has narrowed 4thTrump. and 5th Amendment protections for many years now and as Justice Ginni Thomas stated in her concurring solo opinion it's time to look at rolling back other liberties, freedoms, and protections for Americans that conservatives do not consider human beings. 

So what other police tactics will be employed to control and punish women?

Repurposing DUI and seatbelt compliance checkpoints to check on the menstrual status of all the females in the vehicle?  Checkpoints at state borders where questions are asked about where the driver and occupants are going?

I expect Republicans are counting on Doctors, Nurses, and Hospital Administrators as their most important assets.  Certainly, there will be collaborators in the Health services who will be more than happy to call the Police every time a woman shows up having suffered a miscarriage.  But, more than that I expect "The People's Representatives" will instruct Judges to issue blanket orders that any woman entering a Hospital consents to having a pregnancy test prior to receiving any and all treatment and that Hospital's are expected to turn over pregnant women's paperwork as a standard operating principle.  So, that a Detective or States Attorney can follow up and see how her mandated pregnancy is proceeding.

It's going to be a shit show of a nightmare for Hospital staff when Officers show up to arrest women.  Of course, a Governor like Tate Reeves, will not blanche at the thought of creating a Police Uterine Division (PUD) and there are a gaggle of Reactionary asshole Cops eager and waiting to be put on some special Vaginal Inspection Task Force.  Assuredly, Republican Attorney's General will readily create teams of Assistant Prosecutors and Investigators tasked with identifying pregnancy terminations and interrogating women about the monthly cycles.

Plus there are legions of men out there who will drop a dime on this or that bitch who dumped them or didn't even fuck them.  Also, any data, tracking app or on-line shopping which might give a clue to a woman's pregnancy status is going to find it's way to the authorities, legally or not.

So the fascists will have their eager enforcers but, in order for this to work properly, it's the rest of those in Police Departments and prosecutorial offices that need to tacitly acquiesce to this madness.  If a regular patrol officer who self-identifies as apolitical and doesn't "have an opinion" about abortion, willingly takes a report and gathers as many facts as possible because he's just doing his job and following orders than we are truly fucked.

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Lawless Court of Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Barret, and John Roberts just launched Civil War 2.0

You already know what happened; 6 Republicans choose Violence and decided that Women are second-class citizens at best.  Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) were abolished by the six lying Reactionaries on the Supreme Court.

The Sinister Six Injustices are an out-of-control Star Chamber.  Flush with the power of a 6-3 advantage (As should be noted the Constitution makes no reference to 9 Judges and indeed the Original Text makes no reference to a set number of Judges when it refers to the One Supreme Court of the land) this lawless bunch of Reactionary fascists will strike down anything which impedes their push to destroy the United States of America and replace it with a Theocratic White Power Fascist Nation-State.

Protests have begun and will continue throughout the summer months, but conservatives of course expect them to peter out as Americans move on with their daily routines but, before then Republican states gave the go ahead to rightwing domestic terrorists to run down the protestors and in Cedar Rapids, Iowa a white conservative driving his F-150 RAPTOR took the opportunity to run over two women.

Already, somewhere a Kyle Rittenhouse clone is oiling up his manhood and preparing to bag a couple of Sluts since it's Open Season on women in America.

Make no mistake this Lawless Unjust Court struck down Roe and Casey with an eye to killing women, but Americans have succumbed to the tactics of stochastic terrorism;  certainly some women will die they tell themselves but the likelihood that it is someone I know is exceedingly small so therefore I don't care.

But, for Sammy di Puzzi Alito, Amy Coathanger Bear-it, Neil Gosuck, Boofer O'Kavanugh, Ginni Thomas, and John Radical Roberts deaths and misery because of this 6-3 decision and the 6-3 decision striking down a 1913 Gun Control Law in New York area feature, not a bug.  Republicans look forward to people dying because of their governance, Republicans have nothing to offer the American people but Death & Taxes.

It's hard not to be discouraged and defeatist, it's hard not too lash out and blame the BernieBros and Susan Sarandon and curse the rotten luck of RBG dying when she did and the machinations of Mitch McConnell but, we can't allow ourselves to be defeated even before we fight back, that's how fascists win most of the time by applying power to you and making you give up.

Certainly, worry about what future unjust decisions the Sinister Six will deliver as Thomas wrote an extra assholish addendum telling conservatives to bring challenges to birth control and same sex marriage.  But, don't get wrapped up in nightmare scenarios of State Police in Iowa or Missouri, Oklahoma or Texas waiting to arrest women at the border for crossing into an abortion state.

Voting is not enough, it's necessary and needed to overcome the built-in advantage conservatives have, besides the voting suppression and gerrymandering but, make plans for how you can help.  Be a helper because Republicans have chosen Violence.  Of all kinds.  

Be prepared...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Flood of Guns and Republican Lies isn't Freedom...

Republicans are openly planning on rounding up 
and executing the Non-MAGA

In fact, it's drowning freedom and has disestablished Justice while sundering domestic tranquility.  The Gun Culture ginned up and exploited by Republicans is the quintessential definition of Terrorism,
“At this point, we’re living under corporate and medical fascism. This is tyranny,” The Rightwing Domestic Terrorist asked Charlie Kirk. “When do we get to use the guns?” Members of the audience applauded.  “No, and I’m not — that’s not a joke.  I’m not saying it like that. I mean, literally, where’s the line? How many elections are they going to steal before we kill these people?”

Republican Legitimate Political Discourse was vividly demonstrated on January 6th 2021 when conservatives at the behest, urging, and planning of Donald John Trump disrupted the peaceful transition of power and came within a few minutes of capturing and killing numerous Democratic and RINO members of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Vice Traitor Mike Pence. 

In the last year and half, Republicans using their manufactured SCOTUS majority have engaged in a non-stop campaign of bureaucratic violence overthrowing democratically passed legislation and undercutting broadly supported and widely popular laws and regulations.

But, this paper terrorism isn't good enough for the rabid Reactionary Terrorists infesting and subverting the US Government and state houses.  More than 100 Republicans who believe Trump's lies about the 2020 election have won their primaries and several of those are known to have marched on the Capitol on 01/06/21 in the violent attempt to overthrow the US Government.  (And... let's be clear again, Trump fanatics did successfully stop the transition of government and obliterated the "peaceful" part of the process.) 

So, Eric Greitens, a sexually violent former Missouri Governor and one of two criminals running for Senate who threatens people with guns, is simply virtue signaling to conservatives in Missouri; Send me to the Senate and I'll show that squish Josh Hawley how to really overthrow a government and install a Fascist Dictatorship!

McClosky, who's always been a ripe asshole, blamed gun violence on moral relativism.  We've conducted a long social experiment now; whether the easy access to abundant firearms makes a people safer and free, and the answer is clear, it has not. Of course, the question for conservatives is crime up or down?

For rightwingers, "Crime" exists in a nebulous state, like plasma, ready to be a metaphysical threat to them whilst also being completely under control.
"Why is it that people come from all over the world to America? This is the freest, most prosperous, safest country on Earth." Tailgunner Ted Cruz, 05/26/2022

When asked if America is safer or less safe after having guns everywhere?  Conservatives have concocted a typically disingenuous, wholly bad faith pat answer;  Crime, is out of control in Democrat cities and states, especially those with the strictest gun laws in the Nation.  Whereas Republican states with the proliferation of guns and open carry have no crimes, save for the occasional Leftist Transgender who goes on a mass shooting.

Republicans no longer care to make any semblance of caring to govern the United States, all they care about is power and the enforcing an agenda which amounts to #OwntheLibs.

In 2024, if they lose the vote as they have in all but one Presidential election since 1988, there will be enormous pressure and deep desire to simply throw out the election and misuse the convoluted Electoral process to overthrow the election.  If Republicans do not, or if We, the People stop them from this Bureaucratic Coup then the Oathbreaking Paramilitary Domestic Terrorists who are thriving under Republican patronage may well attempt targeted assassinations and fascist false flags civil unrest to topple the Biden or Democratic Government of the United States.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Every Tesla car crash is Operator Error

Earlier this month another MV-22 Osprey crashed, killing all Marines aboard, which brought back memories of the Department of Defense repeated defense of the fragile tilt-rotor aircraft, by ascribing every crash to 'pilot error'.  I'm thankful I didn't have to fly in one when I was in the Corps.

The NHTSA has revealed that during Tesla Autopilot crashes, the autopilot, "aborted vehicle controls less than one second prior to the impact."  The despicable, odious, Apartheid lovin' Elon Musk, has repeatedly cast all the crashes involving his shit-boxes as driver error.  

MotorTrend took pains, in their article to label those pointing out that this is damning evidence as"Tin-foil-hat types" and stated the intent of the Autopilot deactivations is a "mystery" and there's no evidence (published yet) that it's nefarious, because they don't won't to alienate the Tesla fanboys or Musk's company by accurately reporting that Tesla Motors, while once considered cutting edge and iconic, is no longer a technological leader and is fading fast due to Elon Musk's despicable behavior and borderline personality disorder.

This, of course, ignores the long history of corporate malfeasance in America and elsewhere as companies have more than willingly sentenced people to death because they know the rules of large numbers mean that while a certain number of people will be harmed people can rest assured surely no company would ever harm it's customers!  Still, MotorTrend couldn't help but proclaim those who are less than trusting of Deplorable Musk and Tesla programmers and would ascribe bad intent to a company are nutters;

From where we're sitting, it'd be fairly idiotic to knowingly program Autopilot to throw control back to a driver just before a crash in the hopes that black-box data would absolve Tesla's driver assistance feature of error.

"Catapillar" and Confederates; Texas declares War on the United States

Greg Abbott cooed over "Catapillar" moving to Texas, eliding the fact that Caterpillar is simply relocating their headquarters to Texas, to avoid pesky rules, regulations, Unions and taxes.  Companies are always willing to race-to-the-bottom, undercutting Government and empowering fascists because they expect after a few years of Republican malfeasance and neglect of government, sane Democrats take over and attempt to fix the damage wrought by Republicans.

Like an ever-growing accretion disc of fascism, Texas is drawing too itself all the biggest Rightwing thieves and grifters; Joe Rogan and Elon Musk for instance, but Greg Abbott signed legislation last year empowering CryptoCurrency Con-artists to move to Texas further overwhelming and undercutting regular Texans and the power grid.

It has been fascinating and horrifying year and half watching the Republican change from slowly slipping into Fascism into a full-fledged embrace.

The Texas Rape-publican Party released its' platform, and its' grotesque descent and muscular embrace of all things authoritarian, heralds the Future of the GOP.

As Heather Cox Richardson, the inestimable historian writes,
delegates to a convention of the Texas Republican Party today approved platform planks rejecting “the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and [holding] that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States”; requiring students “to learn about the dignity of the preborn human,” including that life begins at fertilization; treating homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice”; locking the number of Supreme Court justices at 9; getting rid of the constitutional power to levy income taxes; abolishing the Federal Reserve; rejecting the Equal Rights Amendment; returning Christianity to schools and government; ending all gun safety measures; abolishing the Department of Education; arming teachers; requiring colleges to teach “free-market liberty principles”; defending capital punishment; dictating the ways in which the events at the Alamo are remembered; protecting Confederate monuments; ending gay marriage; withdrawing from the United Nations and the World Health Organization; and calling for a vote “for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.” 
The January 6th hearings are showing how deep and widespread the fascist impluse is on the Right, as well as, highlighting how far reaching and coordinated the traitor Republican Government was in their attempted TrumPutsch.  It wasn't just a mob action, it wasn't just a bunch of wack-a-loon rightwing paramilitary dorks, even after the violence Republicans stuck to their script, blamed Antifa, and voted to suspend the transition of power.  And make no mistake the "peaceful" part of the transition of power had already been destroyed by Trump and his Republican cronies, the vote after the violence was just the bureaucratic attempt to re-install Trump and Pence via legislative Coup.

But, this Texas Platform of hatred, intolerance, bigotry, deference to Southern Conservative Arch-Traitors, and enshrinement of unrestricted gun violence is a Harbinger of what the Republicans will and are doing in other States and what the Rape-publican Party will do Nationally in 2025, if they recapture the Congress and Presidency.

Understand, despite the Texas Republicans waggling their thin dicks that they might secede, that's as hollow a threat as their heads in their Stetsons.  Texas and the Modern Republican Party are not interested in Secession like their Southern ancestors, not when they are successfully imposing their Will via bureaucratic violence and byzantine legal minutiae.  Successfully thwarting Democratic initiatives and delaying legislation which has overwhelming American backing, like Gun Control measures.

The future will be a return to conservative states imposing their Will, via the Federal Government, on recalcitrant liberal states.  We could see the Unjust Supreme Court mandating Police forces in Illinois, California, New Mexico, Georgia, detain persons with out of state plates from say Florida, Texas, and Missouri and determine if their is a pregnant women from that State in the car.  We could see Trump-appointed Judges issuing Country Wide warrants demanding the arrest and transport of married gays and 

If you think these are fanciful overwrought fears, think again.  Rightwing violence isn't coming... it's here.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

If Republicans take control of the US Government they will Imprison or Kill LGBTQ persons

 All your Hoohahs are being to us!
As well as many other people, deemed insufficiently MAGA.

No, not hyperbole.  

In Ohio, House State Republicans passed a law HB 151, empowering conservatives to inspect the genitals of any little girl they deem fit to inspect.

In Idaho yesterday, Police interdicted and arrested 31 white power "Patriot Front" paramilitary terrorists who apparently planned to attack and beat people in a Pride Parade.

"It is clear to us, based on the gear the individuals had with them ... along with paperwork that we seized from them, that they came to riot downtown," Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White said Saturday at a press conference.

Perhaps, they didn't coordinate in time with the Kootenai Sheriff Bob Norris to inform them of their intentions and didn't know that the Chief of Police is not under the County Sheriff system?

I am 100% certain that conservative rhetoric on-line is angry about Antifa or BLM and accuses the Couer d'Alene Police of ignoring leftist destruction of the Pacific Northwest.  I've heard from Officers I work with that Portland and Seattle where literally burned to the ground and the media ignored thousands of murders committed by Antifa.

Besides Every Accusation Is A Confession (EAIAC), the conservative hyper focus on "Grooming" and violence underscores the fact that Republicans by and large are either on board with using political violence to control the United States or willing to turn a blind eye to it.  And the grooming charge, is just covering for the Republican plan to empower themselves to detain any woman they wish and subject her to all sorts of gross violations.

Just as they've done before with fear of black people, fear of gay marriage, fear of Transpersons is the strategy Republicans have adopted to scare normies into backing the advance of Fascism. 

Note, how deftly and how coordinated Reactionary propagandists claimed The Uvalde murderer was a Transperson and how even today disgusting pukes like Candace Owens continue to claim the killer was Trans.

Certainly everyone says this upcoming election is the most important in our lifetimes, this isn't actually true in 2022, as 2016 was the most important (as evidenced by the 3 Supreme Injustices appointed by Traitor Trump) and 2020 gave us a respite from the advance of Fascism but, what we're looking at in 2022 is the GOP laying the groundwork to steal the 2024 Presidential Election, the ensconcing of Anti-Trans Laws, the complete White-washing of US history,  a Federal Ban on Abortion, and the Supreme Six Injustices knocking down rights for Gay people, contraception, freedom of travel for women, while striking down of Griswold v. CT, Loving v. Virginia, and Lawrence v. Texas.

And the Supreme Six Injustices are also busy ensuring that Police Officers, in this case the scurrilous Border Patrol, be free to violate the 4th Amendment, free from criticism, and free to abuse because as the Couer d'Arlene Police show the Republicans know they need a Special Secret Police, a Trumpstazi or Trumpstapo as it were, to work with the Rightwing Paramilitary Terrorists and trample the American people. 

ETA:

This segment by The Rational National highlights the conservative goal to foment violence against Trans persons



Friday, June 10, 2022

On January 6th 2021 The Republican Party attempted to overthrow the US Government

"Hang Mike Pence..." - Conservative Insurrectionists 

"Maybe our supporters have the right idea.  Mike Pence deserves it." - Donald John Traitor Trump, as reported on Day 1 of the first of his high crimes and misdemeanors.

Everyone knows that, much like their Arch-Traitor ancestors during the Civil War (1861-1865), 01/06/21 is a date that Republicans declared War on the United States of America.  This date however was simply the culmination of the undeclared War and slow-moving Coup, Republicans have been engaged in for 50 years.

Ever since, Dick Nose Nixon was forced to resign Republicans steeled themselves to never allowing the Democratic Party to govern the United States.  Thus began a decades long struggle.  Republicans inherited the visible violence of their conservative terrorists (the Proud Boys and Oathbreakers are merely rebranded KKK and Pinkerton's) and hatched multiple prongs of bureaucratic violence, subverting and using the levers of the US Government against itself and the American people.

Old school Reactionaries like Mitch McConnel and John Roberts would have been happy with the long, slow coup of ensconcing rightwing oppression and intolerance brick-by-brick into Law but, too many Pedophile Matt Gaetz's, Di Puzzi Sam Alito's, psycho Major Traitor Greene', Supreme Injustice Ginni Thomas, and oleaginous globe Ted Cruz's wrecked that method by pushing fascism upon the Nation faster. 

Even now, as we begin the January 6th Congressional hearings, Republicans, who aided and abetted the Insurrection, hide in the shadows and slink about the halls of Congress marking time, hoping the wheels of justice grind too slowly to ensnare them before the 2022 elections when they plan to brush aside all the criminal conspiracy they committed in an unconscionable act of treason.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Jumpin' Gas Prices are a Fash, Fash, Fash

Christian Walker's Escalade gets 15 miles to the gallon.     
Givenchy gets $1300 per Christian Walker's hoodie.   
Now, I hope everyone opposed to the Rightwing accelerating fascist agenda realizes snarky biting satire and witty quips directed at Conservatives have zero effect.  

Sure...  Laughing at Christian Givenchy Walker (the son of Herschel, the erstwhile replacement for Senator Warnock in Georgia) and his contrived antics may feel good and this gas pump one forced the H.Walker campaign to shush him for a few months, but understand Givenchy Walker feels no shame, literally laughed off being called a hypocrite, and had no trouble coming back after this with more inane disingenuous dramatic diatribes.  

But, instead of wryly chuckling, 'Welcome Comrade!' that the GOP wants to nationalize gas and oil companies and Ha ha ha ha ha that's communism!, understand that conservatives will say anything, contradict previously held statements and beliefs, and endorse anyone which gives them a "win" for the day.

If the rightwing rhetoric has to change tomorrow and change back the day after that, or if they have to adopt a wildly contradictory positions later so be it... as long as the Corporate Media uncritically repeats their agitprop and as long as they can keep their rightwing drones enthralled in the Republican web of let's #OwntheLibs O'Brandon!

Now, the gas prices are surging to unseen levels.  If you thought, Republicans wouldn't for a moment use this to Blame Biden, then you don't understand the GOP playbook; Take All Credit; Pass All Blame. Repeat.

Biden's "War on American Energy" is going to be the centerpiece of the Republican effort to steal the 2022 elections.  It even drew the spirochete afflicted mumblings dof brain added Donald John Traitor Trump.  It's

Sure, sure, Republicans are going to have to pay lip service to how they are *actually* protecting Women's Health by striking down Roe and by enforcing invasive uterus inspection laws whilst ignoring Gun Control.  And the GOP is going to have to keep their plans to eliminate Lawerence v. Texas and Loving v. Virginia and outlawing contraception under wraps until 2024.

But, understand the GOP no longer needs to offer up anything, they don't have to have policy proposals or concrete agenda items.  The Modern Republican Party doesn't have any plans and doesn't have anything to offer the American people except pain.  When asked earlier this year what Republicans stand for Mitch McConnell responded, "That is a very good question.  And I'll let you know when we take it back."

All that's needed is a promise of revenge. 

As to gas prices, the issue goes back 50 years;  American car makers did not learn anything from the 1973 OPEC Oil Crisis.  American cars have always been land yachts, rolling whales.  The quintessential question is, is this because of the American consumer tastes and preferences or because the American auto industry makes what it makes?

Contrary to popular belief, the large gas-guzzling monstrosities of the 1970's did not disappear they were just rebranded and rebadged as Sport Utility Vehicles and Trucks.  Fucking trucks.  And not just any truck but, progressively bigger and bigger and less efficient models dominated for the last 25 years.  The Ford Ranger from 1982 and the throwaway 1990's Nissan Frontier was the only small truck option readily available in America.  Every other option simply grew in dimensions until the mid-size Trucks of the 2000's were larger than full-sized of the past.

Finally... finally in the past few years smaller truck options became available highlighted by the return of the "Ute"; with the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.  And their sales are making Toyota consider a smaller truck than the bloated Tacoma.

Clearly, the desire for small, fuel efficient vehicles represents a large segment of the market.  The sales of Tesla, an inferior electric vehicle, show the market exists for non-gas hogs but, look how long it took for the Big Automakers to pivot to making any electric vehicles and flagships for Chevrolet and Ford are... trucks...

Sigh...  So, here we are again.  Instead of investing in electric and moving towards fuel-efficient cars Americans who bristled at the $4 - $5 gas prices in 2007-2008 simply returned to bloated SUVs and trucks for daily commuting in the 2010's and now do they blame themselves for their choices?  

No.  The post World War 2, American mindset has always been there's no reason to scrimp, there's no reason to delay any gratification, everything from steak to gas is cheap and plentiful.  

I'm not the first to recognize the disposable America but, what white America is primed for is a Fascist Strongman who promises to make America like it was again... Again... And that's precisely what the Republican Party is offering and proposing, Pure Fascism in America.