Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Racist Rant from Rip Off Artist Kid Rock

"Hey! You're talking to my guy all wrong. It's the wrong tone... Do it again; I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron." - Christopher Walken sums up what everyone should say when Kid Rock starts talking. 
Will Trump fondle these trousers as he does other US flags?
Kid Rock's original popularity was a great mystery to me. Immediately upon hearing "his" hit songs, I said they were rip-offs. When I heard the song "Cowboy" 20 years ago, I thought he stole "Magic Bus" from The Who and Kid Rock is rightly called the ultimate rip-off artist. Robert James Ritchie* is no more a musician than Vanilla Ice.

But, instead of Vanilla Ice it appears Bob Jim Ritchie is ideologically aligned with Chickenhawk coward Child raping conservative Ted Nugent as Ritchie went on a drunken racist tirade against Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Of course, Bob Jim Ritchie didn't mean Kathie Lee Gifford but, Ritchie can't be bothered because he's one of the elect; a conservative musician "star".

But, don't expect conservatives to abandon Kid Rock over this; the comments at TMZ mirror and amplify Ritchie's racist vulgar rant. In fact, conservatives relish the opportunity to deny Kid Rock is racist, ignore his history of flag desecration in order to engage in their favorite pastime; trolling and crafting disingenuous arguments to #OwntheLibs.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Missing W, Notes of Failure, and a Picture of Trump

The rightwing internet must be kept in a constant state of agitation and nothing gets the rightwing morans excited then tales of Liberal Incivility.

The W(orst POTUS Ever) Regime prior to the massive failure of 9/11 propagated the preposterous lie the out-going Clinton Administration had stolen all the "W"s from the keyboards. The Traitor Trump Cabal has now injected two ridiculous, absurd falsehoods into the treasonous conservative bloodstream;
"But this ambassador that, you know, everybody says is so wonderful, she wouldn’t hang my picture in the embassy. OK? She’s in charge of the embassy, she wouldn’t hang it. It took like a year and a half or two years to get the picture up. She said bad things about me, she wouldn’t defend me. - Trump took an hour out of his busy schedule to complain to Fox & Friends." 
Ludicrous. Untrue. Delusional. Additionally, the new White House Non-spokeswoman claimed the out-going Obama Administration had left mean notes taped up throughout the White House.
"We came into the White House, I’ll tell you something. Every office was filled with Obama books, and we had notes left behind that said, ‘You will fail,’ ‘You aren’t going to make it,’" Stephanie Grisham
3 other unnamed Trump apparatchiks claimed Obama even left Russian Vodka in desk drawers!

Too bad Grisham is facing the internet of 2019 and not 2001 because this disgusting rightwing lie was immediately debunked by former Obama staff members and Grisham herself walked back the claim, which her traitorous boss would never have done. Trump would have doubled, tripled, quadrupled, quintupled down as he always does on his lies because Trump understands; conservatives love lies and hate America. Understand no matter how often it is debunked or how many walk-backs are done, many conservatives will always believe the lies and propaganda they are feed by Hate Radio, Faux News, and the rightwing internet agitprop factory so they may nurse that grudge against the Left.

But, the dissemination of these lies, lies intended to enflame conservatives, is the whole reason the United States now has a rapist racist mob-adjacent traitor in the White House. Conservatives have broadcast their hatred and desires on open-source radio and internet for decades. All the FSB, GRU, and other foreign intelligence agency had to do was listen and then ape the Reactionary rhetoric sprinkled with untruths in order to completely control conservatives.

FSB spy Maria Butina was able to direct the NRA, get them to accept tens of millions of dollars of Russian gangster money, while amassing a collage of tiny rightwing dick pics for Vladimir Putin. Butina even got to "ask" a question of Traitor Trump early on in his campaign,
"I'm from Russia. ... My question will be about foreign politics. If you would be elected as a president, what will be your foreign politics especially in relationship with my country? And do you want to continue the politics of sanctions that are damaging of both economy [sic] or do you have other ideas?"
A direct order for Vlad Putin? Probably. And that is where we are today. Conservatives are controlled by foreign intelligence agencies and rapidly repeat any Russian crafted lie fed into the rightwing bloodstream, such as the 'I hired Trump to fire people like Yovanovich' which trended on twitter and was crafted by the FSB.

At this point Conservatives are a lost cause. Just as they did in 1861, conservatives are yearning to attack America and kill people. Hopefully the vast undecided middle, which sat out the 2016 election will decide to vote in 2020, kicking the Traitor out of the White House.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Can't the NFL convince* John Madden to come out of retirement for Thanksgiving games?

And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces.  - James Earl Jones, Field of Dreams (1989)
I've always wondered why the NFL hasn't been able to get John Madden to broadcast a Thanksgiving Day Game since his retirement 10 years ago. With the Turducken award and Holiday repartee it would bring back the nostalgia of those days when as Madden says, "it doesn't get any better than this". Perhaps, there have been quiet efforts by the NFL or TV Networks to coax John Madden to announce the Dallas or Detroit game on Thanksgiving and we don't know about them but, I've never heard any rumors.

After his successful coaching career with the Oakland Raiders, Madden was for 30 years the best color commentator in Football. Growing up and listening to Madden and Pat Summeral announce games throughout the 80's and 90's with a drink and a whap and a boom and his love of Brett Favre's moxie, Barry Sanders' ellusiveness, or Nate Newton's pancakes were almost as big a draw for the games as the action on the field itself.

But, like most things, perhaps it's the old MacArthur line about Old Soldiers fading away. Madden is after all 83 and has been retired since 2009 and only a smattering of players are still playing in the league when he last announced a game. And, most likely, Madden simply no longer wants to announce a game. But, no matter how long it's been Madden knows football and it would be something on Thanksgiving to hear Madden's sound effects and see his telestrator pen light up a game.
*- perhaps convince is the wrong word and the title should be; Can't the NFL give John Madden what ever he would want/need to come out of retirement for a Thanksgiving game?

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line 3: Bill Barr's Excellent Adventure

Lost among the Impeachment Brouhaha, has been the strange journeys of Attorney General Bill Barr. Now, no one should be surprised Bill Barr is a brazen corrupt Hatchet Man. It's what he's been trained and brought in for; to undermine Law & Order and excuse rampant Republican Criminality. He did it during Iran-Contra and he's doing it now.

AG Barr has been traveling around the globe attempting to get Foreign Governments to announce Investigations into Democratic Presidential Candidates or The Left in general. It's a shocking display of naked fascism and a dastardly criminal conspiracy and worse... This shit almost worked! Giuliani and his Ukrainian Mobsters were on their way to announce the investigation to Sean Hannity when the arrests were made.

Barr and the Trump Maladministration would have used Sean Hannity's "reporting" to announce a criminal investigation here in the US and Trump would have peppered his ridiculous adderall fueled Nuremberg Adjacent Rallies to declare This Country and That Country are investigating the Radical Left Democrats. It would have quickly be assimilated into the Magat Horde blood stream, relentlessly churned into daily rightwing on-line screeds (buttressed by FSB bot accounts) gotten woven into the #QAnon bread crumbs, been the subject of non-stop Media Coverage, and easily morphed into a call to arrest every Democrat.

Obviously, Republicans believe by having foreign nations cast aspersions they can act as though their hands are clean and allow the Media to run with their propaganda and create But Her Emails and I Love Wikileaks 2.0. Fortunately, the Trump Extortion and Bribery Quid Pro Quo failed and it fueled Trump's Impeachment. But, AG Bill Barr is not one to have his criminal actions undone by anything. So, Barr has given two speeches calling upon Reactionary's to Grid up their Loins and prepare to murder millions of Non-#Maga.

In August, Barr gave a speech to the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, a horrific Fascist Authoritarian Leadership cabal, which has worked for years to turn Police Forces across the Country into Reactionary Paramilitary Organizations enforcing white supremacy and the rightwing agenda of multi-tiered justice and oppression.

But, Barr was just getting started. His latest fascist rant, delivered to the Federalist Society (the groomers of "Justice" Boofer Kavanugh), is chock full of the standard rightwing rhetoric which Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, Racist Limbaugh and other rightwing "luminaries" have been puking forth for decades. But, Barr's latest Blut und Boden speech also incorporates religious language, "progressive holy war", "conservatives do not seek earthly paradise" progressives use "the coercive power of the state to remake man and society". Anytime you read something like that every American should feel a shiver down their spine and grit their teeth. Because once conservatives invoke Gott Mit Uns... Well, all things become reasonable... and necessary...

Conservatives are aching and yearning for Trump and his Maladministration to give them the go ahead to begin rounding-up and killing millions of Americans. And AG Bill Barr just delivered the Fascism wrapped in the Flag and carrying the Cross...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Degradation of America. Can Impeachment save Us and the US?

"You read where we’re sending some troops to Saudi Arabia. That’s true. Because we want to help Saudi Arabia. They have been a very good ally. They’ve agreed to pay for the cost of those troops. They’ve agreed to pay fully for the cost of everything we’re doing over there. . . . Saudi Arabia is paying for 100 percent of the cost, including the cost of our soldiers. And that negotiation took a very short time — like, maybe, about 35 seconds."- Trump Gibberish
The Revelations from these first two days of the Impeachment are devastating. Direct evidence of Trump's longtime association with pimps and gangsters, bribery, extortion, back-room deals in the fucking White House, and Trump in real time committing another Impeachable offense on Twitter.

Of course, anyone familiar with Trump is not surprised he's a two-bit hood. And anyone who saw Trump have Official White House transcripts altered to lower his golf scores, can not really be surprised Trump would treat the Presidency as his personal enrichment device via the same mobbed-up grifter tactics he's used since the 1970's.

Fittingly, Gym Jacketoff Jordan is leading the Republican defense of Trump because Jordan has a history of shrugging his shoulders and ignoring crimes brought to his attention.
"I guess you probably know the numbers were extremely lopsided, right? I’m just trying to figure out the few people who voted the other way. Who are they? Who are they? Find out who they are, please, and let us know." - Trump Fascist Gibberish 
At the core of the problem is Conservative beliefs taken to their logical conclusion lead inexorably to fascism. The greatest examples of Conservative Government are: The Confederacy of 1861, Apartheid South Africa, Chile post 1973, the Estate Novo in Portugal from 1933-1974 and of course the crown jewel of conservatism Nazi Germany.
We are 1 year away from seeing whether or not the United States becomes the latest Nation to plunge into outright Fascism. Ultimately Republicans will not and can never be counted upon to do the right thing. Republicans long ago abandoned their so-called principles, morals, ethics, and values for Power; the power to say Suck it Libtard!

Now, this is not a warning that Violence from conservatives is coming; that violence is already here. And Trump is solidifying, wittingly or not, his support amongst his Magat Cult by pardoning convicted American military War Criminals.

So the question will be once Trump loses the 2020 election (because Senate Republicans will never vote to convict him during his Impeachment) and he refuses to abide by the election results, will the Republicans declare the election invalid because we have already crossed the Rubicon?

Sadly, the Republican Party, that vile den of scum and villainy, will have the power to determine the fate of the United States. I'm certain most Republicans would be more than happy to just slow down the Government of a President Elizabeth Warren for 4 years and gear up for a return to power in 2024, but some of the Republicans are full-on #QAnon lunatics and members of the Magat Horde and they may believe the propaganda they spew. If they control the narrative and direction of the Republican Party well then Trump stays in power and the United States faces the prospect of Civil War 2.0.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

14,000,000 and Going Up Conservatives love pretend

"To fuel our economic boom, we are *bowl-ding* -- (LONG ADDERALL SNIFF) -- and boldly using American energy independence." 
After indulging in one of his tells, misspeaking a word or phrase followed by a long sniff and then slowly saying the word, Trump slurred out a claim about jobs,
“I’m very proud of my daughter Ivanka. She has now created 14 million jobs and they are being trained by these great companies, the greatest companies in the world because the government cannot train them.”
The quip is to say Ivanka created 14 million jobs... in China. But Trump's entire Presidency is preposterous, unbelievable, untethered to reality.

One of the most infuriating things of the mendacious Trump Maladministration is conservatives applauding Trump's blatant lies. Of course, since Trump's non-stop barrage of absurd falsehoods, delusional exaggerations and utter bullshit angers the libs it therefore delights his MAGAt Horde.

If the Media fact-checks Trump's absurd claims his followers will simply declare it "Fake News" and then go about yelling at black people about the Greatness of Maga.

To me, Trump's vile and false claims about his Heroism on 9/11 and venal ignorance about Police work are the most insulting and outrageous lies but, there is a Trump Lie for every topic and occasion.

Trump claims this is the greatest... Trump declares that is the best ever... it's ludicrous, but effective.  Trump has succeeded in pulling the classic scam which conservatives have willingly fallen for, for 50 years.

The scam is simple; A Republican makes a grandiose claim, takes credit for something, or says he's going to do X,Y, or Z then after the news cycle has revolved a few times said Republican acts as if his claim or X, Y, Z happened. The Media in their job of legitimizing Republican Mendacity go along with it and now the mere claim is now the truth.

Trump being the consummate grifter and liar knows a classic scam when he sees one. And Republicans have been running this one on conservatives for decades. But, while at first it took crafted propaganda and the ceaseless repetition of lies via Talk Radio, email listservs and Faux News, conservatives now engage in a form of self-hypnosis to actively delude themselves via social media. Right-wingers no longer need the scam artists as they simply have learned to scam themselves.

Most of Trump's claims were for personal aggrandizement but, now facing Impeachment Trump has weaponized his claims to literally call himself "The Chosen One" and the Greatest President who Ever Was, who;
  • Rebuilt the Entire Military.
  • Respected by Foreign Leaders 
  • Created the Greatest Economy Ever
  • Farmers cried for the love of Trump
  • Trade Wars are good, and easy to win
  • is the Toughest on Russia and North Korea
  • Released a Perfect Call Transcript
  • Lowest Black Unemployment Ever
  • And lie after lie after lie
The Maga Horde repeat these lies as gospel. There's no reaching a people who decide to angrily repeat lies as truth. We live in a Totally Subjective America, wherein whatever Donald Trump and Maga Need to be True, Is True. 

In reality, the military under Trump has suffered an increase of negligent training accidents, increased risk overseas from Trump bungling, and the criminal malfeasance of the Republican Party in the Niger Special Forces Ambush has never been properly investigated.

Yet crying Billionaire Leon Cooperman debased himself on CNBC when he bravely held back tears and fears of an Elizabeth Warren Presidency. Cooperman went on to repeat many of the Trump falsehoods and compared Trump to Reagan. Yet, it makes sense for Cooperman to hew himself unto Trump, as it benefits him immensely and after all he's just looking out for his own class, "I’m not afraid to stand up to the wealthy and well-connected.”

But, facts and reality no longer matter to conservatives. They love the Pretend America which Trump is giving them.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Donald Trump Jr made a bigger sacrifice than any Veteran at Arlington Cemetery

Most Republicans and conservatives are chickenhawks, jingoistic cheerleaders for War and the Military, but decidedly against joining and putting their own asses on the line.

Donald Trump Jr, (the Trump name is forever Slimy Shit) followed in his fathers bone spurs, and avoided all military service. Slimy Shit Junior was 23 years old on 9/11 when his father thanked the Saudis for knocking down World Trade Center 1 and 2 and making Trump Tower the tallest building in New York City. Trump Jr. didn't join up and serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. But, in his new book Triggered: How the Left thrives on Hate and wants to Silence us, Trump Junior would like you to know he sacrificed at least as much if not more than any Vet at Arlington,
"I rarely get emotional, if ever. I guess you'd call me hyper-rational, stoic. Yet as we drove past the rows of white grave markers, in the gravity of the moment, I had a deep sense of the importance of the presidency and a love of our country ... In that moment, I also thought of all the attacks we'd already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we'd have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were 'profiting off of the office'. Frankly, it was a big sacrifice, costing us millions and millions of dollars annually ... Of course, we didn't get any credit whatsoever from the mainstream media, which now does not surprise me at all."
Fuuuuuuuuuck You. "I rarely get emotional" and I'm "hyper-rational" Traitor Tot sounds like his demented old man. Anyone who has to claim they are 'like really smart' or "hyper-rational" is decidedly not.

And Slimy Shit Junior is on this media book tour to make money. To explicitly profit from the Office of the Presidency. Not from individual sales of the book; that's not how rightwing screeds become "best-sellers". No instead rightwing think tanks buy up huge amounts of these books and give them as gifts from joining.

What a disgusting spectacle. Trump and his shit family have degraded the US, of course, but what is far more disgusting is how conservatives have decided to go along with this. For fucks sake, conservatives are so vested in #OwntheLibs that they will cheer and read Trump's book about how much he and his family have sacrificed?

On the heels of the Court ordering Traitor Trump repay $2,000,000 he stole from Charity and Slimy Shitt Junior declaring he's suffered and sacrificed more than any person buried at Arlington National Cemetery should not only be a death knell for Trump's political future but, immediately make him a pariah in polite company and earn him angry denunciations from Veterans groups and individual Vets. But, no conservative is going to abandon Trump no matter what despicable lies and stolen valor Trump and his spawn engage in.

Trump is yet to be the worst President in History, that still belongs to W(orst POTUS) for his War Crimes in the Middle East, ignoring the warnings about Bin Laden determined to Attack the US, for allowing New Orleans to drown, and for another Republican Recession, but Trump and Family have the revere Midas touch; everything they touch turns to shit. Trump Jr is modeled from the same slimy shit.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Rape-publican Jim Jordan Knew and conservatives love him for it

Jim Jordan personally knew about sexual assaults at Ohio State and did nothing. Worse than doing nothing Jordan's dereliction of duty and blasé indifference to sexual assaults which he knew about allowed further young men to be victimized. At least 177 male students, some as young as 14-15, where sexually assaulted by Richard Strauss at Ohio State University, in over 1400 reported incidents between the years 1978 and 1996. Jordan was a coach there from 1986 to 1994.

But, don't expect Dennis Hastert Jr to resign. When confronted with their criminal malfeasance, Republicans get angry, scream, cry, pout and yell at their accusers and victims, until allowed to continue holding office. And conservatives can be counted upon to rally 'round and defend all Republican Sex Criminals as they vociferously did with Boofer O'Kavanugh, Roy Moore and Rapist Trump himself. Privilege means "Private Law" and the biggest privilege in Politics is IOKIYAR.

What is fascinating with the giant Awakening QAnon Pizzagate Adrenochrome conspiracy cohort is how easily identifiable sexual criminals like Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, Justice Kavanugh, and Traitor Rapist Racist Trump escape their steely eye and "exhaustive on-line research". Until you realize the #Pizzagate Liars are specifically tasked with muddying the waters with agitprop specifically to defend conservative rapists.

Remember that on Twitter conservatives have claimed there are thousands of secret arrests and thousands more secret arrest warrants just waiting for Trump's go-ahead to round-up a cabal of child abusing criminals. It's pure nonsense and a total fabrication; but it serves the purpose of allowing conservative to claim Trump is Great. Conservatives love lies and hate America. So, the rightwing internet can be counted upon to claim the lawsuit filed is "Fake News" and return to their "research" proving #Pizzagate is true...

Of course, the Rape-publican Plan to move Jim Jordan into the House Intelligence Committee makes perfect sense. Jordan never saw a crime he didn't want to ignore and Jim Jordan the Rape Enabler would make a perfect choice to deny Traitor Trump committed High Crimes & Misdemeanors. 

Dennis McKinnon the 1985 Bears and Hubris

As the Chicago Bears suffer through another disappointing season, after it began with such promise and talk of Super Bowl aspirations, it's time to reflect on the one Bear Super Bowl Championship; the Legendary 1985 Bears.

The young me who half watched the Bears demolish the Patriots (spit) in Super Bowl XX had no idea it would be 20 years before another Bears team even made the big game.

To be fair, I don't watch football on TV much anymore, don't gamble on games, and don't go to games or buy merchandise because of the barbarity of the sport. Added together with the treatment of Colin Kaepernick provided me the ability to sever connections almost completely*.

But, I believe I will buy Dennis McKinnon's new book, Chicago Bear #85 Silky D Bares All authored with the late great Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock. The 85 Bears have been overanalyzed since their failure to win a second or third Championship and cement themselves as the Dynasty of 1980's, that honor went to the San Francisco 49ers. McKinnon did the Chicago Sports Radio talk shows and tore into the Bears ownership and management because Ego and Hubris, from coaches, owners and players were all responsible for Bears One-and-Done fate; a fate which seems to be befalling the most recent Chicago over-hyped Champion the 2016 Cubs.

(* - I started "playing" Fantasy Football back in 1992 with High School friends and my first Title was in 1993 thanks to Marcus Allen's 13 touchdown Chiefs season. Much to my chagrin I still indulge with my old friends. I recommend Nate Jackson's book Fantasy Man.)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Go Northwestern Go! Push On Jeff Sessions! The absolute disingenuous Campus Free Speech Warriors

Go! Northwestern Go!
Hit 'em hard!
Hit 'em low!
Go! Northwestern Go! - NU Fight Song by Theodore van Etten 1912
Ole Racist Jeff Sessions was invited by College Republicans to Northwestern to expound on the real meaning of the 'Trump Agenda'. Northwestern Students bravely decided they did not want the mastermind of the Child Concentration Camps to be given a platform on their Campus.

First, Conservatives always argue in bad faith. Always. But, bad faith arguments are not prima facie bad arguments. And Conservatives believe they have a cunning wedge to use on College Campuses.

Before getting into the finer details of the disingenuous rightwing "free speech" arguments it can never be forgotten that Jeff Sessions lustfully kidnapped several thousand children from frightened refugees on the southern border and secreted them into the arms of unknown people in the United States. Sessions ripped apart thousands of innocent families and inflicted physical, mental, and emotional trauma upon people from which they will never fully recover.

So, while this statement by NU College Magat Evan Scully seems reasonable “I understand people have the right to protest, but, at the same time, I think it’s more valuable for us to go in there and listen to what they have to say instead of making it impossible for the people inside to hear Sessions. Even if you don’t like them, I think it’s very important to come listen to them and hear what the other side has to say.” Never forget what Sessions has done and how he has used his position in the US Senate and as US AG to undermine people's rights, unlawfully restrict their freedom, and undermine liberty in this Nation.

The College Republicans have been running the hypocritical Free Speech game since the Dinesh D'Souza and Laura Ingraham did it in the 1980's.

Additionally, just last week, right-wingers (and deluded liberals) took to their fainting couches when the Traitor in the White House was booed at a Washington Nationals World Series game. Faux News talked openly and earnestly about punishing those who booed.

Yet, these same people pretend that College Campuses must accommodate rightwing criminals and liars on University grounds. The scam these conservatives are pulling is mainly engineered to appeal to the vast swath of Independents and undecided America. Conservatives believe they have a winning argument in casting Campus as ideological no-go zones were Radical PC is out of control and even cherished beliefs enshrined in the Perfect Constitution are ignored or trampled upon by crazed Leftists who are indoctrinating your kids. As with all arguments made by right-wingers this one is done in bad faith.

Jeff Sessions is not some kindly old gent hawking a memoir or cookbook, but is planning another run for the US Senate where he will use the power of the Government to enact the rightwing agenda of hatred and intolerance. Sessions was the first big-name Republican to endorse Trump. Besides, masterminding the child separation policy at the border, Sessions repeatedly voted to make certain Americans second class citizens.

Sessions is going to use this incident to boost his campaign and rightwing websites are going to continue to push the Free Speech attacks to gin up outrage amongst their drones.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line 2: Welcome to Chicago Trump

"You just kicked the shit out of an innocent man." - Strawberry Alice
"Innocent of what?" - Little Bill (Unforgiven 1992)
The Chicago Police Department embarrassed and debased themselves during Traitor Trump's visit. Trump is so obviously a conman and yet they applaud him. Police Departments across the United States are so thoroughly corrupted by believing their own Hero Warrior bullshit that Trump needed to spew little more to get the fawning adulation of a group of so-called Law Enforcement Officers.

Working the job for over a decade the only thing which irritates me on the job is when someone lies to me. I can deal with a lot but, lying to me is just too much. Yet, Chicago Cops not only enjoy being lied to by Trump they are eager to be lied to? Why?

During the 2016 campaign Trump recounted one of his fantasy scenarios where a big strong burly tough guy fawns over Trump when he declared a confided in him,
"And I said, 'How long would it take you to straighten out this problem?' " the president added. "And he said, 'If you gave me the authority — couple of days.' I really mean it.  I said, 'You've gotta be kidding. ... Give me your card.' And he gave me a card. And I sent it to the mayor. I said, 'You ought to try using this guy.' Guess what happened? Never heard. And last week they had another record. It's horrible."
Trump trotted out the story yet again, and added in the standard rightwing canards that Chicago has the Toughest Gun Laws in America and laws don't work. Now, you would think even the least inquisitive Cop would recognize the syllogism:
If the laws are tough and crime is still a problem, then enforcement is lax. 
I.e. the Chicago Police Officers are lazy or incompetent. But, what these Officers heard was 'those people are natural born criminals and animals and your command staff are weak or namby-pamby liberals' and if only Police Officers were unshackled they would be able to clean-up the City.

Trump is stupid but he has certain mean low cunning and what Trump knows is most people believe in half-conceived theories of criminal justice; usually variations of the wholly discredited Broken Windows Theory. So what Chicago Cops heard was what they wanted to hear;  "Don't be too nice."

I am wholly insulted and ashamed that Police Officers are so fucking gullible and easily taken in by a bloated, adderall abusing, grifting RAPIST.

Of course, no one should be surprised Police Officers, especially Chicago Police Officers, will ignore the law and willingly violate peoples Constitutional Rights because Chicago Police Officers are currently engaged in such activities.

Stop & Frisk violates the 4th Amedment. In 2016, Chicago Officers became required to justify their detention of minorities because that's who Chicago Police stop, by being able to articulate their reasonable suspicion. Of course, what's become apparent in the data collected since then is Officers don't have or don't know what that standard is and their supervisions are helping them add data after the fact, to justify the unlawful interaction.

But, illegal stop & frisk is supported by conservatives because right-wingers believe all black people are a priori guilty of some crime thus, any stop any detention of a black person is thus justified.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

On Halloween, Andy Ngo conjures up some Antifa Boogeymen

Andy Ngo posted a youtube video purporting to be his home security footage. Ngo's video title is: CCTV: Antifa showed up to my family's home and the caption declares;
These six goons wearing print-out masks of my face approached my family's home at night on 31 Oct. 2019. They repeatedly rang the doorbell, pounded on the window, recorded footage of the property and gestured at the cameras. There were no candy bags. 
And the comments on Ngo's facebook post and youtube video are all the same; Hi-Point, this is what shotguns are for, second amendment, I wish they would come to my house, buy an ar15, stage the murder correctly, we can't let antifa get away with this... Conservatives yearning to murder.
Ngo is a well-documented fabulist. Ngo created the "cement-milkshake" lie during the Portland protests. Ngo claimed he was a simple journalist viciously attacked without provocation by Antifa. This garnered him multiple tv appearances on Faux and other rightwing propaganda outfits and... money.

Of course, the truth wasn't on Andy Ngo's side, in reality Ngo was fully involved in the Fascist group Patriot Prayer's plan of attacking protesters, including recording the resulting melee and of course, editorializing and portraying Antifa as the evil instigators who attacked without provocation.
Another person he includes in the “grifter” category: Andy Ngo, a conservative writer who’s built a Twitter persona around filming fights between antifa and right-wing extremists (that, and trying to convince people that hate crime allegations raised by LGBTQ+ Portlanders are simply “hoaxes”).

Ngo tags along with Patriot Prayer during demonstrations, hoping to catch footage of an altercation. Ben says Ngo doesn’t film Patriot Prayer protesters discussing strategies or motives. He only turns his camera on when members of antifa enter the scene.

“There’s an understanding,” he says, “that Patriot Prayer protects him and he protects them.”
In football, it's the old instigator technique. Football players before hi-def video used to be able to get away with committing an egregious infraction and when the other player retaliated and was caught by the referees, enjoy having him get penalized. The announcers, often old players themselves, would always say, it's always the guy who retaliates who gets caught.

Therefore, I tend to believe Ngo and some of his rightwing Hatriot extremist friends staged this incident with literal boogeymen. Ngo's whole MO is to lie and fabricate about Antifa. Coupling this with Ted Cruz's crusade to get Antifa labelled a Terrorist Group, conservatives are gearing up to do what they love the most; rounding-up and murdering millions under the guise of self-protection.