Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tennessee's long history of ignorance just got a Book Banning Fascist Veneer

Two members of the Spotsylvania County School Board in Virginia advocated for burning certain books.  Courtland representative Rabih Abuismail and Livingston representative Kirk Twigg both championed burning the books that have been removed. “I think we should throw those books in a fire,” Abuismail said. Meanwhile, Twigg said he wanted to “see the books before we burn them so we can identify within our community that we are eradicating this bad stuff.”

Conservatives loved Game of Thrones

Tennessee has long been known as a stupid state based in no small part for the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925.  Traitor Trump won 92 of 95 counties (of course that Rightwing agitprop because two of the counties he lost were Shelby 246,000-129,000 and Davidson 199,000-100,000).  Additionally, to be fair to Tennessee, it was the Klan State of Indiana which, in 1897, attempted to legislate Pi = 3.  But now almost 100 years after fighting evolution, Tennessee Conservatives have declared Maus, the acclaimed graphic novel of Art Spiegleman about the Holocaust, to be on the list of Material Objectionable to Conservatives. 

The McMinn County School Board voted 10-0 to ban the book citing concerns over "rough" language and a nude drawing of a woman...  "It shows people hanging. It shows them killing kids. Why does the educational system promote this kind of stuff?" School Board member Tony Allman 

These justifications would be ludicrous if it wasn't so fascist adjacent.  As I mentioned before the fascist Inflection point is past, we are now in the window when Fascists use bureaucratic tricks to maintain power while the openly legalize repression. 

Certainly, it always starts the same way; the GOP are censoring things for the children. Parents want their children protected from lewdness!  From UnAmerican ideologies!  Cultural Marxism, CRT, LGBTQ, Maus...

This is what the current generation of right-wingers in America crave.  Their parents were taught by Nixon and his fascist flunkies to code their language.  To substitute terms.  To use dogs whistles.  Because their grandparents were the ones beating and attacking John Lewis, screaming at Ruby Bridges, threatening to assassinate MLK Jr, and opposing Civil Rights.  But, this generation, ooh they aren't satisfied with sly allusions.  No, no no... they yearned for raw bloody racism which Trump gave them.  

What they want is what fascists have always wanted.  To control.  To blind their children from truth, from knowledge, from reality, from growth, from change, from progress, from tolerance, from freedom.  All in the hope they will grow up as bigoted, blind and vile as they are themselves. 

Always remember Fascists don't stop until they are stopped.

Friday, January 28, 2022

President Biden nominated Justice CRT

When President Obama was running for office, in 2008 I wondered if Racism or Sexism was the strongest trait of conservative thought.  And the answer, as shown in 2016 with HRC, was YES.

During his tenure, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court, the eminently qualified Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the rightwing worms wriggled up from the muck to smear and slander her.  Conservative media exploded with each writer trying to outdo the others in publishing racist filth.

Now President Biden is fulfilling a promise for the retiring Justice Breyer's seat and the same mucky rightwingers are belching up the same bigoted slanders and recycling the same racist tropes about "Affirmative Action" and the odious Ilya Shapiro dares to call any and every possible appointment by Biden "a lesser black woman".  Good hire Georgetown Law...

Ilya Shapiro of Georgetown Law
Never saw a minority woman
He didn't denigrate 

As to the question of which deplorable trait is strongest in conservative circles, Racism or Sexism, well as the well-trod meme illustrates, Why not both?

Rightwing humor is
always sexist & racist

Because once the rightwing media begins to churn out the talking points and propaganda the conservative echo chamber greedily sucks it up, and regurgitates it with a singular Hive Mind.

So... Stop caring what Republicans and Corporate Media say about Biden's appointment.  Yes, of course, the traitorous Hawley's and slimy Shapiro's and the bigoted Andrew Sullivan's will scream and shout and the Very Serious People in DC Corporate Media will nod and agree.

But, We, the People should ignore it and proceed with the nomination.  Ignore it but, always remember. 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

January 6th was the Fascist Inflection Point

These a-holes usually 
leave only one way

"What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time? No one seriously thinks the results will change.  He went golfing this weekend. It’s not like he’s plotting how to prevent Joe Biden from taking power on Jan. 20. He’s tweeting about filing some lawsuits, those lawsuits will fail, then he’ll tweet some more about how the election was stolen, and then he’ll leave." - A Senior Republican Official

It is clear every insurrectionist who invaded the Capitol on Jan6th were not part of the various planned and coordinated attempts to overthrown the Electoral College certification and prepared to do violence (although all of them were more than willing to disrupt and subvert the United States Government) but, the criminal complaint and attesting documents against Oathbreaker Leader Stewart "Lonesome" Rhodes shows that while hundreds of MAGA mob who invaded the Capitol building were just dumb as bag of hammers and caught up in the moment, there was a cadre of villains (including the charged Seditious Conspirators) prepared to use the tumultuous riot to execute Democratic Representatives, and to violently stop the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

Obviously, from the pleas and statements from the Burberry bedecked Kulas Maids boys, to the delusional Texas-based blonde terrorist Jenna Ryan, or Ice Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer show an astonishingly lack of acumen and a incredible amount of hubris and privilege it seems clear almost all the conservatives who invaded the Capitol expected never to be charged with a crime and are shocked to find out they are the bad guys.

On the other hand, it appears the Proud Boys and Oathbreakers and various other rightwing paramilitary terrorist organizations who participated in crimes at the Capitol thought their attempt to overthrow the government and install Trump would either succeed and thus they would be lauded as the Newest 3 Percenters in American mythology or if unsuccessful would spark a general revolution allowing them to institute the DAY OF THE ROPE and kill as many Non-MAGA as possible.  Thus, burying the evidence of the Insurrection under the weight of new daily outrages and murders and keeping them free from being charged for their crimes of January 6th.

Unfortunately, from the antics of the lowliest lectern looter to the plans of OathBreakers QRF and the continuing plots of Trump and his caucus of conservative criminals the fascist inflection point was January 6th.  

Such dates, signaling the end of a democratic nation aren't always readily apparent.  But, weak spineless Republicans are more than willing to let Coup Conspirators like Major Traitor Greene, Josh Hawley and their 145 confederates turn the Nation into a Evangelical Fascist Ethno-State, with the deranged shambling mound of putrescent fascist flesh Donald John Trump re-installed as a pusillanimous potentate.

The last year has been a frustrating one for Americans interested in Justice as it seems the ring leaders of the Insurrection remain free to plot again and Republicans have reverted to their previous ways, while attempting to run out the clock on this Democratic Congress until the GOP takes over in 2023.

Since the 2020 election we've uncovered the MAGA Traitors various schemes to Overthrow the election results; from the Alternate Slate of Electoral College Votes, to invalidating the popular vote and using bureaucratic malfeasance to throw the election to the Republican dominated State Legislatures, to the rightwing lies about Dominion Voting Fraud, to the violence and Autogolpe de Estado of January 6th.  Now, the last 14 months have been about the Rightwing attempts at revisionist history which seems to have coalesced around the Tucker & Trump Fedsurrection Conspiracy.  

Conservatives have been complaining for years the FBI is not nearly Reactionary and Authoritarian enough.  The FBI...  Today's Conservatives don't trust the FBI because the Feds aren't sufficiently loyal to Trump.  But, distrust of Federal Police goes back  a couple of generations ever since Eisenhower and LBJ used the Feds to enforce Civl Rights.  So when Trump began his campaign to discredit and demonize the FBI he found fertile ground ready to believe Fedsurrection! the Woke FBI having been infiltrated by BLM and Antifa and the Deep State concocted the Insurrection to discredit the Trump Love Fest of January 2021.
"There was love that day. There was so much love out there during the speech. The crowd itself was the biggest crowd I've ever – and I've spoken before the biggest crowds – the biggest crowd I've ever spoken by far.  Nobody ever shows pictures of that." - Traitor Trump Jan 18 2022 to OANN.

Nobody ever shows pictures of all the love on January 6, 2021... The TrumPutsch isn't over.  Trump is never willingly going away...  

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Brandon-Omicron-Rittenhouse-Trump (BORT) civil War

"Come along Bort..."
"Are you talking to me???"
"No... my son is also named Bort."

The rightwing ghoul who made this cut-and-paste dank Kenosha Killer Kyle Meme put his name in the center of the image.  His Oeuvre is simple rightwing agitprop designed to upset and #OwntheLibs.

But, in reality Rittenhouse is a flash of lightning in the rightwing pantheon.  He'll be consigned to the dustbin of rightwing legends like, George Zimmerman, Nicholas Sandmann, Not Joe the Not Plumber...

Of course, Covid doesn't care about dank memes.  And all the rightwing cries of Hoax or Plandemic doesn't reconstitute lung tissue and doesn't save Antivaxxers from horrible deaths from Covid.  All the Candeath Owens retweets about the Unjabbed can't undo the fact that Republicans and right-wingers are dying from Covid.

This isn't stopping Republicans large and small from spreading ignorance and jettisoning the last 1000 years of scientific endeavor. 

A Wisconsin State Assemblyman improbably named "Treig Pronschinske", declared in an open meeting, that Covid isn't real because you can't see it,  

"You asked what are we going to do to stop the spread of the pandemic and you know if you can't... you can't see the virus... you can't see anything, how ya gonna do it? How can you stop it? How? You physically cannot see the virus. you don't know if it's in this room or it's outside. Or if it even exists right now. You have no clue."  

I would accuse "Treig" of espousing solipsism but, we all know Republicans have No Mind so this is in fact a long-form Zen Koan in which existence itself is questioned.

Meanwhile, rightwing intellectual Ben SShapiro tells sick people with Omicron to go out and infect everyone they know with Covid.  Ben is a quintessential rightwing intellectual i.e. he's never done a day's worth of work, he advocated for the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars with no intention of serving, and his job is to sit and talk about things of which he has no experience or training.  Ben goes on to complain that sick people are using sick time to stay home from work.  Like all right-wingers Ben hates when the American people get benefits from their jobs, Ben Shapiro would rather people worked themselves to death to enrich him and that is exactly what he is calling for with his lies about bullshit "natural immunity" and healthcare professionals wanting Covid infected individuals to go back to work, while sick.

But, then there is the Despicable Alex Berenson.  Perhaps the worst worst Covid denialist.  Who claimed Covid was a New York only problem.  Who proclaimed at most 5000 people would die.  Who repeatedly gets booked on Tucker Carlson to spread lies and now shamelessly states this egregious falsehood, "The mRNA COVID vaccines need to be withdrawn from the market. No one should get them. No one should get boosted. No one should get double boosted. They are a dangerous and ineffective product at this point."  Berenson isn't saying this in 2020 but in 2022 after 1,000,000 American deaths from Covid. A Million.

This is straight up Murder. Straight... Up... Fucking... Murder.

Meanwhile, in order to dupe and distract, Faux News and the rightwing internet consistently and continuously lie and blame the CDC or Biden Administration about racially biased treatment; specifically excluding white people from life-saving treatments for Covid and preferentially giving it to THE BLACKS.  It's a recycled version of the Obamacare is special government money for THE BLACKS which was a recycling of Ronnie Raygun's Welfare Queens and Young Black Bucks gettin' your hard-earned white dollars as Government handouts who then buy T-bone steaks and Cadillacs.

But, Covid denialism is just one facet of the conservative BORT civil War on the United States.  Certainly, it's killing thousands of Americans and elected Republicans are always willing to sacrifice their voters in the pursuit of office.  Once in office, Republicans begin the task of setting up the unequal application of justice and the selective enforcement of laws.  Multi-tiered systems of justice is a key hallmark of Fascism. 

It is clear Conservatives have already declared a BORT civil War on the United States.  But, since it's not a Putin style invasion of Crimea or Ukraine the Left, the Corporate Media and the Democratic Party are loathe to admit it or unwilling to accept the stark truth staring at them in the face.

Conservatives want to murder millions of Americans and are already doing so with unconventional techniques, bureaucratic legerdemain, direct violence by armed paramilitary terrorists, and germ warfare.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Madison Cawthorn spends his time fixing his guns not his marriage

"He's a child. He lacks common sense.  I think the congressman was overcompensating for something that he lacks and feeling inadequate among the heroes on that call." - John Feal accurately describes Madison Cawthorn.

In light of Mad Nazi Cawthorn visibly stroking his death-cock, by performatively "cleaning" his gun on a Zoom call for the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I think it's time to repost a "corrected" version of last year's post about Cawthorn and his wife.  Early in January an unknown person complained to blogger my post about Cawthorn contained "Misinformation" and it was removed.

So here is a corrected account, which in my defense contains direct quotes from Cawthorn about the how, where, when and why he met his now ex-wife:

First, my theory Madison Cawthorn was groomed by the FSB is currently Not Proven.  And as evidence I am not posting misinformation Here's the video of Cawthorn's summer 2020 interview with Daily Caller TV, and how he, himself described the whole thing:
As Cawthorn recounts, "that is a long story I don't know if we have time..." the blonde rightwing bimbo interjects to ask if it was on Tinder (OMFG), Cawthorn laughs and then states, "No. It all starts in a Russian Casino..."  Cawthorn by his account was going for one last fling with a bunch of friends taking a boat to St. Petersburg and wandered into a Casino where he "ended up meeting An American" named Todd, who just so happened to be an Army Captain from Miami.  Todd and Mad Nazi Cawthorn "hit it off" and "stayed in contact" until a year and half later when Todd invited the paraplegic Cawthorn to compete in a Crossfit Competition in Miami.  Cawthorn by his own admission admits it was "a sham", a "fake CrossFit competition" and Todd just wanted to "put me in the same room with the girl who became my fianc√©". 

I don't believe "Army Captain Todd" is a real American Army Captain at all.  However, Cawthorn's claim "Todd" is from Miami gives me pause, because nearby across from Miami, Florida Mike Flynn has set up an armed compound full of sycophants and rightwing paramilitary wannabes.  It's conceivable Army Captain Todd is a member of Flynn's circle of admirers.  But, I've never heard a more simultaneously lurid and childlike recounting of a possible recruiting scenario than the interview Cawthorn freely gave in June 2020.  Tom Clancy couldn't write a more obvious recruitment story for one of his bloated books.  Red Sparrow (2018) and Spy Game (2001) have a less obvious storylines.  

As to Cawthorn's former spouse, leaving aside my contention about GRU or FSB, it sadly appears Cawthorn's marriage was an unhappy one.  Obviously, you never know what's going on behind the scenes in a marriage and I hope neither party was subjected to emotional or physical abuse, but Representative  Cawthorn is certainly abusing the Nation with his antics and actions as a US Congressman.

However, even if Cawthorn wasn't recruited on his very strange trip to Russia would his vile harmful actions as an elected Congressman be any different?  Because Cawthorn is the epitome of a Modern Republican; Stupid, venal, violent, incurious, unaccomplished, a liar, an alleged sex pest, and a Fvcking Traitor.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

All Republicans hate Jews in the United States. Yes All Republicans.

Major Traitor Greene and her Jewish Space Lasers
“I did the Heights, I did Jerusalem and I did Iran — the Iran deal was a disaster, right? And I also did many other things. Jewish people who live in the United States don’t love Israel enough. Does that make sense to you?” - Villianous Lying Asshole Republican Traitor Donald John Trump engages in a little Anti-Semitic role-play.

Casual and non-casual anti-semitism is a key component of Conservative thought.  For instance the standard claims about Soros funding everything right-wingers hate; from Democratic candidates, to left leaning shows like David Packman, to BLM and Antifa, it's part & parcel of the rightwing lexicon and a signaling device amongst conservatives to blame Soros.  From the looniest right-winger on twitter to Fucker Carlson'sWhite Power Faux show Soros can be invoked to convey the old anti-Semitic canard about Jewish funding.

Well, the dumb Sarah Palin clone Congresswoman Lauren Boebert did her best to imitate bigoted anti-Jewish Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene by insulting a group of Jewish people by asking if they were terrorists on reconnaissance.  And Lauren Boebert knows all about terrorist reconnaissance because she was providing real time information to the January 6th criminals about the locations of Democratic Representatives and Speaker of the House Pelosi.

Conservatives must get a Welcome to DC Packet upon attaining elected office which includes a How to guide about Jewish smears and slanders. 

In Illinois, the Illinois Holocaust Museum posted on Twitter about masking, vaccination and safety protocols to enter the building and were flooded with rightwing bigots.  In a fit of stunning irony, every "independent" "free-thinking" conservative descended upon the The Holocaust Museum Twitter page to declare the Illinois Holocaust Museum was just like the Nazis and snidely all repeating the same joke.  Conservatives have one joke and they tell it over and over again.  

Conservatives are the plague.  Conservative ideology has nothing to offer the American people.  Conservative belief amounts to naught but, bigotry, oppression and intolerance.

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, Evangelical bigots decided to use the adoption laws to exclude Jewish people.  Tax-payer funded adoption agencies used a Republican law to ensure orphan children would not be placed Jews because Republicans don't give a shit about anything they claim to care about.  Instead, Republicans hate Jews. Yes all Republicans.

Wisconsin's Choice: Penzey's or Packers (with special guest appearance by Jimmy Garoppolo)

My Spices!
My Governor!


On Martin Luther King Jr Day, CEO Bill Penzey Jr released a completely accurate statement about Republicans, their efforts to disenfranchise black voters, general racism and their fervent murderous desire to shoot black people,
Remember how Republicans, going against a mountain of evidence to the contrary, once again lied and said BLM wasn’t a peaceful movement but instead terrorists inciting violence throughout the country and then raced out to buy a crapload of guns because maybe they were finally going to get their chance to shoot a Black person? What a bunch of racists.  
If you’re a part of a party that does everything it can to make it harder for Black people to vote, gerrymanders the value of minority votes down into a small fraction of the value of white votes in state houses and in the US House of Representatives, and are willing to vote for candidates of the party that nominated a man for president who explained why he was launching his campaign by saying: “Mexicans are rapists and murderers,” the Racist label is one you will deservingly wear every day you stand with them. Get used to it, or maybe instead, become a better person. 

Conservatives were furious.  Because "a hit dog hollers".  I hate that statement because don't ever hit your dog.  And yes I understand it's not actually about abusing your dog.  Of course, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell proved Bill Penzey's statement 100% correct when he stated Black people aren't Americans.  So, constantly call conservatives and Republicans what they are; Assholes, Bigots, Fascists, and Losers and watch them get angry.

And the king of the asshole losers today is anti-vaxx asshole Aaron Rodgers, a vile cheater and liar, who decided to dip his supposed broken toe into the waters of the Big Lie of 2020 and stated a few days ago,

“When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,” Rodgers said Thursday. “But when you say stuff like that, and then you have the CDC, which, how do you even trust them, but then they come out and talk about 75% of the COVID deaths have at least four comorbidities. And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that’s not helping the conversation.”

I would like to point out it's despicable of Rodgers to make fun of President Biden for his well documented stammer, but to do so with a Sarah Palin word salad concoction which is hardly legible itself is classic rightwing projection.  

But, fortunately Arlington Heights second favorite son Jimmy Garoppolo, former Bears kicker Robbie Gould, and the San Francisco 49ers ended Green Bay's season and possibly Aaron Rodgers football career with a gutsy 13-10 victory on the erstwhile frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.  And as befits an asshole like Rodgers, Twitter took delight in Aaron's latest choke-job against the 49ers.

Aaron will have plenty of time to do his own research about vaccines and the 2020 election, now.  Hopefully, Shaline Woodley (a suspect practitioner of California Woo Woo Science like Aaron) will break off their engagement and dump his ass.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Grayson Allen is an Asshole and the need for street justice in basketball

The Era of the Hockey Goon is over and has been for 20 years.  The time for brush back baseball is faded and only recalled in sepia tinted memories.  The Era of Bad Boys and Thug street ball is also long past.  What hasn't left sports are assholes.

Most athletes don't play to intentionally harm another player.  But, like all human endeavors there will be assholes.  And assholes screw up everything for everyone. The question that arises is how does a team deal with a bad actor in sports?  For when the asshole player flouts rules, intentionally hurts other players, or consistently and seemingly gets away with it other players and coaches, rightly or wrongly, feel the need to extract justice (revenge) on the court.

Grayson Allen is a dirty asshole.  He's been an asshole and a dirty player since he was at Duke.  He plays dirty.  He plays to hurt people and he smirks and thinks he can get away with it.  And by and large he has. In his latest, purposefully dirty play Allen injured Bulls Guard Alex Caruso causing a fractured wrist, which Caruso is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.  Of course, Bucks fans don't care because It's Okay if Our Guy does it and Whataboutism from players the 1990's.

So what's the proper response?  Well, to Bulls fans and Coach Billy Donovan anything other than a long suspension feels like Allen got the better of the exchange.  And in the history of sports there have been numerous dirty teams and players injuring key opponents and derailing their playoff (and Championship) aspirations.  Premier 80s/90s Cleveland point guard Mark Price being purposefully concussed and injured by the aforementioned Bad Boy Detroit Pistons comes to mind.

What should the NBA and other sports leagues do?  Well, sadly the player who strikes first gets the most bang for their buck.  Retaliation, in football and baseball especially, get the player and team more heavily penalized.  The dirty cheating Houston Astros threw at and hit Chicago White Sox All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu repeatedly knowing if the Sox retaliated the Sox would suffer.

If sports leagues actually cared about cracking down on dirty play and assholes they would give fines and suspensions commensurate with the damage inflicted.  But, they won't and they don't.  In fact, most suspensions are challenged and the offending player often gets a lighter suspension on appeal.

You can't eradicate Assholes, like Grayson Allen, but if sports leagues actually cared about player safety, fair play, and true competition you could regulate them.  The rules the NBA adopted, slowly at first in response to Thug Ball of the Pistons and Pat Riley Knicks and Heat, and quickly after the Infamous Malice at the Palace are blunt instruments meant to curb flagrant behavior in general and were often turned on players like Rasheed Wallace whom Refs disliked but, don't seem suited to deal with a purposeful asshole like Allen.  The NBA rules committee or commissioner or safety board or whomever need to make an example of Allen or watch the players themselves take matters back into their own hands.

Robert Parrish repeatedly chops dirty Bill Laimbeer in the 1987 ECF

The Joe Rogan Injurious

Joe Rogan was always less interesting than his rabid fans wanted to believe.  He's not funny.  His views on the fighting arts have merit and he's a subject matter expert but, his opinions on all other matters are simplistic at best and now have verged into actively misleading and potentially malevolent.  Rogan's antivaxx nonsense and misinformation has garnered the attention of many.

His JRE show was only tolerable for the wide array of guests, with Rogan often interjecting his meat head sophistry but now Rogan spreads falsehoods under the guise of 'just asking questions' and is contributing to preventable deaths. 

Rogan, like most people, won't alter his mind once it's made up, in fact his recent shows have highlighted his inability to change his pre-determined insistence hisa bout so-called "Vaccine Myocarditis".

But, there's always a fundamental difference between what one does to oneself and the effects Rogan's purposeful lies have on others after he sought out his $100 million dollar platform to spew them. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Revenge of the Thin Blue Line 12: I would do anything for Health; but I won't get Vaxxed

"Oh, God. We’re being controlled by everybody. But not me. If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled.” - Meatloaf's final song...

Meatloaf has died, apparently of Covid.  While Loaf's career spanned 50 years I as a GenXer know him for his power ballad I would do anything for love parentheses but I won't do that parentheses and his role in the Chuck Palahniuk film Fight Club.  His name was Loaf took (or always was) a hard right-winger belting out a ridiculous America the Beautiful for Vulture Capitalist Mitt R-Money 2012 Presidential campaign. 

But, once again Covid shows the Republican ideology is death.  

And nothing illustrates this more than the large city of Aurora, Illinois.  We are coming up on the two year anniversary of a Mass Shooting in Aurora, Illinois (I have to add Illinois in so you don't get confused with the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado) in which 4 responding Police Officers were shot and wounded.  Of course 6 other people were murdered prior to Police arrival so in the NRA inspired guerrilla warfare upon the United States this was another win for the blood-soaked Gun Industry. 

But, in the past week 2 Aurora Police Officers have succumbed to Covid.

It is a grotesque inversion of threat analysis that Police Officers have been brainwashed by Republican liars to nonchalantly risk their lives and remain unvaccinated.  For the second straight year Covid is the leading cause of death amongst Police Officers nationwide.  

Are departments properly informing Officers of the actual risks?  Laying out the actual facts for Officer Safety?  In 21 days of January we have 11 Officer deaths from Covid.  Probably, not because so many Sheriffs and Officers have spent decades steeped in the incestious rightwing echo chamber of fear, lies, and propaganda.  They trust Fucker Carlson more than Doctor Anthony Fauci and take the missives of The White Male Grim Reaper Candeath Owens as the True Gospel. Blue Lives Matter?  Not to Republicans who see dead Americans as a political winner.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Republicans coopted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

While killing everything he believed. 

While Dr. King was alive, the FBI investigated, harassed and tried to kill him.   Conservatives called him communist, Marxist, "coon" back in the sixties.  Republicans fought him every step of the way and against everything he stood for when he was alive and when he was dead they've fought his memory.  Until the day came when enough of the people who vehemently opposed Dr. King and viscerally hatred him were gone and their children, ideological descendants, and shameless propagandists could hypocritically claim they always loved, honored, and cherished MLK Jr.

It was the smart move.  First, cynically honoring Dr. King provides cover for their agenda.  They say one thing and do the opposite.  Secondly, attempting to steal Dr. King legacy angers and annoys The Left broadly.  And conservatives sole policy is to #OwntheLibs.  Lastly, in order to defeat Dr. King conservatives realized physically killing him was not enough. They needed to murder his spirit, too.

Thus, having killed the Real Martin, Republicans set themselves up to take the mantle of Saint Martin and claim his every speech amounted to the one quote they take out of context to justify the rightwing agenda of oppression, intolerance and adulation of the Rich.

Today,  Dr. King would no doubt be arrested in Virginia for teaching the dreaded Critical Race Theory.  South Dakota would damn Dr. King as the Real Racist.  And Republicans would without irony damn Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and self-righteously declare they were judging him on the content of his character.  A Character they assassinated in life and in death.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Fedsurrection Conspiracy

Last year <- How conservatives see Jan6th -> This Year

"Be embarrassed & hide if you need to- but I was there. It was not Antifa at the Capitol. It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for the final hope of our Republic because literally nobody cares about them." - direct quote from the criminal complaint of Brandon Straka, well known rightwing troll, laid out in the state of facts section.

So, when faced with the consequences of their actions, conservatives and Republicans retreated to their favorite Safe Zone; the nebulous conspiracy theory.  The Party of Personal Responsibility has None.  When writing my last post on the Congressional Republicans efforts to swindle the 2020 election through the John Eastman Memo and legerdemain, I forgot to mention the newest dodge Republicans profred up; the Feds did it!

Before going on I would like point out if the FBI and other domestic law enforcement agencies did cut off and interdict the Trump GOP Legislative Coup attempt it would go down as the greatest counter intelligence operation in United States History. 

Gaetz texts real time location data to Terrorists 01/06

As part of their lying counter-narrative to January 6th, Republicans rolled out two neck deep Co-conspirators in the attempted Autogolpe De Estado, the Republicans attempted to pull off last year; Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.  Rafael Ted Cruz used his Senate pulpit to imply there was a large array of FBI informants and agents in the riotous criminal crowd which battered Officers, stormed the Capitol building and planned to execute the Vice President, Speaker of the House, and any Democratic Representative they could lay their hands upon.  Of course, on 01/06/21 just an hour before the storming of the Capitol building Ted Cruz was on the Senate floor giving impassioned speeches about baseless Voter Fraud (part of the legislative Coup the Senate and House Republicans were plotting). 

Anyway I won't play the game of chasing the Republican Gish Gallop of lis about January 6th but point out 738 arrests have been made from the Capitol Insurrection; and the people thus far arrested are not Antifa or BLm but, mostly well-to-do Trump supporters.  Additionally, those people who arrived in DC in January 2021, were probably bused in by Republican heavily funded Turning Point USA as this now deleted tweet by low-life Charlie Kirk alleged.

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer face twisted in rage, long stringy gray goatee flowing in the cold wind, festooned in an Oath Keeper hat, of which he is a founding member, is a well-known white supremacist deeply steeped in rightwing extremism. 

Additionally, besides Trump's speech, "We're going to the Capitol.  We're going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country", inciting the Crowd to Storm the Capitol, Republican Congressman Mo Brooks stated quite plainly, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”  Afterwards Brooks told everyone to "not rush to judgement" and "wait for the investigation" as evidence was growing it was the work of fascist ANTIFA.

But, of course, conservatives will never believe the results of the on-going investigation into the rightwing attempt to overthrow the United States Government, usurp the rightful election of President Jospeh R. Biden and install floppy, flabby, fascist Dictator Donald John Trump because conservatives made up their minds that day.  Remember the MAGA crowd does not see the FBI as an ally and defenders of Law&Order but, as a counterproductive agency stopping Trumpism from reigning.  The FBI is the most reactionary organization in American history but, what MAGA want is a Trumpstapho or Trumpstazi personally loyal to Trump and ruthless in pursuit of their enemies.  

A Cult of Personality.  A Paramilitary Squad outside the rule of law and unconstrained by oversight or chain of command.  Like the Proud Boys. The Oath Keepers Breakers.  And all the other thousands of fascists and rightwing domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol that day with the clear intent on disrupting the Electoral Process and overthrowing the United States government.


Part of the rightwing Jan6th revisionist history involves the biggest name in TV Tucked Dick Carlson just asking questions (the true answers don't matter) about Law Enforcement involvement. 

The January 6th Insurrection upset the Republicans plan to overthrow the US Government

Hawley signals the Insurrections
Hawley salutes the Insurrectionists

I was always perplexed by Major Traitor Greene and several other Republicans claim the insurrectionists weren't acting on their behest and in accordance with the Trump/GOP plan to overthrow the United States Government.  It turns out the Republicans had planned to interrupt and disallow the will of the American People by Byzantine US bureaucratic legerdemain and outright fraud & forgery. 

An Alternate slate of Electors theory was floated by Trump and his Cabal in December 2020 to throw out Trump's crushing defeat in the election.  Multiple state GOP officials actually submitted documents purporting to be official state documents with the Electoral College votes going to Donald Trump.  Forgery as a crime consists of knowingly submitting false documents with the intent to defraud. 

The Law in it's majesty...

But, it turns out it's even more nefarious than was supposed.  Rachel Maddow's investigative reporting uncovered Mark Meadows, as Trump's Chief of Staff, seemingly provided the template to State Republicans in Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A standardized form which the GOP lackeys and enemies of the Republic filled out to overthrow the election.

It seems clear from the House GOP reaction they expected to be able to bring up pro forma points of order and then use them to declare alternate electors should be certified by Vice President Pence.  In fact point 2 of the 6 point John Eastman memo outlined exactly this as Pence would declare multiple "official" slates of Electors from Arizona, 

When he gets to Arizona, he announces that he has multiple slates of electors, and so is going to defer decision on that until finishing the other States. This would be the first break with the procedure set out in the Act. 

The damning Eastman memo also makes clear they had several sleight-of-hand bureaucratic techniques to fallback upon.  But, the Insurrection incited specifically by Trump threw this game plan out the window and upset the Bureaucratic Coup the House and Senate GOP had in mind.  Interestingly, the frantic calls and texts and tweets to Trump during his 3 hours of silence from his worthless sons, Faux News co-conspirators now seem less and less an attempt to Stop the Violence and safeguard members of Congress and the Capitol Police and more and more like an effort to allow the House and Senate Republicans to Restart the Steal.  

Because even after the violence and plans to murder the Vice President, Speaker of the House Pelosi, AOC, and numerous other Congressmen and Senators the violent mob could get their hands on, 147 Republicans (139 Representatives and 8 Senators) still voted to steal the election from President Joseph R. Biden and throw it to Traitor Trump.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Dominatrix Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owns and subjugates Republicans

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is a great member of the US House. Yes, she represents a +30 Democratic district but, her ability to own Republicans is so powerful it violates the 13th Amendment.  

Republicans become engorged, enraged, and enamored at the mere sight or mention of her. Which is why Faux News dedicates so much of their programming to her.  AOC recently pointed out the Republican so-called hatred is actually just lightly concealed sexual frustration, 
“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” Representative Ocasio-Cortez accurately tweeted. “Ya creepy weirdos.”

Creepy weirdos indeed.  As this Joker-esque stalking video by Major Traitor Greene from 2019 illustrates and the video and eye-witness evidence of January 6th Insurrectionists trying to break down AOC door while her staff members huddled inside in fear for the lives shows.  If Rightwing traitors had captured Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez they would have raped and murdered her.

Here's Sarah Palin (they never go away), no stranger to using sex appeal in politics, talking about the Gross Old Perverts infatuation with AOC,

"But take this issue, though, with her suggestion of dating and, you know, attraction to someone, and blaming her failures on that, that obsession with sex! Look how the liberals, Rachel, want to pound that into the public's head!  All the things that have to do with privacy and sex, the liberals not the conservatives are the ones who pound, pound, pound!"

It's typical Palin Word Salad, but the point is conservatives are very much repressed creepy weirdos who ooze malevolence and violence when they are sexually frustrated. 

Because unfortunately, after a vacation jaunt to Florida AOC contracted Covid from the DeathSantis frappe of unmitigated virus propagation experiment. I trust her vaccinated status will allow her to recover fully. 

But, conservatives cheered and wished death upon AOC because they're evil like that and when it comes to AOC conservatives play the Marry/Fvck/Murder game and answer AOC to all three.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Conservative Cancel Culture: From 1619 To CRT to CTU

'Republicans want "to put y'all back in chains".  This was called a gaffe by President Biden in 2012. The last 9 years have shown Joe to be correct.  Republicans wish to reimpose Slavery, physical and mental, onto the American people. 

One of the areas conservatives saw and then seized a chance to impose mental slavery was to demonize the 1619 project and Critical Race Theory (CRT).  By undercutting and disallowing teaching of the past conservatives believe they can shape the minds of the future.

All of this circles back to Conservatives abject visceral hatred of Teachers; or more specifically Teachers' Unions.  Years ago teachers were mostly women and made little money, but today Teachers Unions have ensured educators have good salaries and benefits, and more importantly have Political Power.  That is unacceptable to right-wingers.

The American Right loathes the influence Teachers Unions exert on politics and have for decades.  Under Ronnie Raygun school choice and creationism were the cause celebre.  These days it's Critical Race Theory, transgender students, and sensible Covid mitigation efforts.  But, whatever the phony issue brought forth by rightwing propagandists and uncritically repeated by Corporate Media stenographers the goal is the same; cut funding for public education and exert control on what young people learn and, more importantly, how they think and process information.  As the splash page for the Arlington Heights, Illinois based "Christian Libtery Academy" quotes Proverbs, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

American Conservatives have been engaged in a long struggle to halt change and turn back the clock not only on the Progressive Era of the 20th century but, on all advances for civil rights, since right-wingers lost the Civil War.  A prime tactic conservatives used to undermine the United States has been infiltrating and subverting government at every level.  Intimidating and Invading Public School Boards has always been a tactic used by right-wingers.  For instance, here's the latest story about Ashley Sova, an Oregon III Percenter (3 percenters are one of the larger well-known rightwing paramilitary domestic terrorism organizations currently active) winning a spot on the school board.

Conservative Cancel Culture's goal is to defund public education, destroy Teacher's Unions, and control children's minds for the next and all future generations.  Covid and CRT are just the latest false flag operations used by conservatives but, the goal remains the same

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Long Road to January 6th and the Long Road from January 6th towards Justice

Update: Whoa! President Joe Biden usurped my post here by laying out the facts of Trump's Attempt to Overthrow the United States Government.  All the while never mentioning the Republican Traitor's name.
A year has passed since Conservatives, inspired by Donald John Trump, planned by members of the Trump cabal, aided by Republicans in Congress and funded, supported, and transported by Rightwing luminaries attempted to overthrow the United States government.

Now, rightwing propagandists and Republican conspirators have attempted to deny their role, obscure the truth about the criminals who attacked the Nation, and propose a revisionist history of the incident.  But, I will never forget, Never Forget, those white puffy faced rioters strolling nonchalantly out of the Capitol building; arms raised in Triumph, ecstatic, openly mugging for the camera.  And Trump giddy at the spectacle.

But, fortunately many arrests have been made and sentences relating to the Coup d'etat have been handed out, the evidence presented having proven over and over again Trump, his MAGA Mob, and numerous members of the Republican Party attempted to destroy the democracy of the United States through violence.

But, many Americans remain angry and afraid the architects and prime movers of the Insurrection remain at large and seem free to obfuscate, lie, and plot again.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has caught flak for not speeding the pace of the arrests.  But, AG Garland is not pursuing some petty thief or drunk driver he's building the largest case of Malfeasance and Conspiracy against the United States Government since the Iran-Contra Affair and pursuing the worst Traitor to the United States since the Confederacy; Donald John Trump. 

This effort and investigation has got to be flawless, immaculately researched, detailed and double checked and then checked again because conservatives have been gearing up, theorizing and fantasizing about overthrowing the United States government for years.

For instance, back in February 2014, Stan Solomon spoke with the venerable rightwing icon Phyllis Schlafy over marching on Washington D.C. to depose President Obama and remove him and others by force and violence;
“If we would have not 100,000 but 100 million march on Washington and say, ‘No way,’ I don’t think our military and the few pitiful police they have there wouldn’t be able to stop us,” Stan Solomon said, “I don’t think our military would fire on the American people. And we need to clean that cesspool of Democrats and Republicans, of illegals certainly, and say it’s time to save America for America, basically.” “Yes, I agree, America for Americans,” Schlafly responded.
One year later Traitor Trump would adopt this America for Americans propaganda under the banner of Make America Great Again.  The corpse of Phyllis Schlafy would spend her final hours on earth embracing Trump and transferring over the legitimacy of her 40+ years as a rightwing icon. 

Of course, the grossest thing about all of this is all this destruction aimed at the United States by internal enemies is it is all for Donald Trump.  Comically, like all Fascists, DJ Trump has ZERO accomplishments and is all talk and self-congratulations.  Now, the tragedy is that talk is catalyst of the rendering asunder of the Democratic Republic.  Perhaps... such a fission was always in the offing.  I certainly think so with the undemocratic and authoritarian maneuvers conservatives have engaged in since they lost Richard Nixon in 1974 and the subversion has only accelerated since the Republicans stole the 2000 election.

But, all this for Trump?  His venal crimes and stupidity date back decades when the Nixon-era Department of Justice cited his father and him for racial discrimination.

A few of the more dramatic lowlights: 
  • Trump and his Criminal Family were found liable for defrauding a Veteran's Charity and ordered to payback $2,000,000 while also being Court-ordered to attend classes, and are barred from running a charity in New York State.
  • Trump was also found liable for his scam University and was had a $25,000,000 fraud settlement upheld against him.
Traitor Trump smashed the United States, too
But, no matter what crimes are uncovered about Trump, his Horde of Cultists don't care because they got what they wanted Maladministration; emotional affirmation and the dopamine fix of feeling their enemies were made to suffer.  The feeling of belonging, of being part of the in-group, of Power.  Conservatives jettisoned their so-called beliefs, morals, principles for Fascism.

Because conservatives (as natural authoritarians) yearned for a Fascist Savior for a long, long time.  Thus, having been conditioned by years of rabid social media falsehoods, decades of agitprop email chain letters, 25 years of Faux News lies, 40 years of toxic Talk Radio, 60 years of John Bircher propaganda, and 150 years of Revisionist Civil War History the culmination was the elevation of a senile, overweight, mobbed up, grifter, conman, rapist, racist, traitor Donald Fvcking Trump to President.

But all that is the past, in the present we have to deal with the Republican Party as it stands; a Fully Fascist, anti-democratic authoritarian organization hoping to "win" enough of Congress this year to outlaw free and fair elections and ensconce themselves into Permanent Control of the United States.

So, the task facing Merrick Garland is to assemble as air-tight a case as possible.  But, understand bad actors on Fox, disingenuous right-wingers on social media are ready, willing and more than able to pounce on any error and will create as much disjunction, confusion, and throw everything they can to undermine justice as possible.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Revenge on the Thin Blue 11: The Art of Self-Defund starring Candace Owens

One of the saddest things about the on-going Covid Pandemic is how easily misinformation, rightwing memes, Faux News propaganda, and outright lies have so readily been absorbed by Police Officers across the Nation.  It's simple and insidious.  And it's led to Police Officers defunding themselves by dying of Covid.  

Having been conditioned for years to discount the LIEbral Media and place outsized trust and support in Republican liars and rightwing talking heads, Police Officers have allowed themselves to be duped and misled.  Every rightwing antivaxxer social media is festooned with dank memes by Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, Joe Rogan, Faux News, OAN and any of the other low-level rightwing grifters.

This has lead to Police Officers across the Nation dying from Covid.  Looking at the Officer Down Covid page all I can do is shake my head and plead with fellow Officers to get vaccinated instead of posting the Babylon Bee CDC seatbelt gotcha meme and then dying.

One of the amazing feats of research by reddit shows a high correlation of retweeting Candeath Ovens (Candace Owens) and then dying of Covid.  Obviously her most ardent fans retweet Candace because they believe her being black immediately and forever indemnifies them from charges of racism.  But, because of her incessant, non-stop tweeting of anti-vaxx lies, I must conclude Owens is actually a #BLM paid employee or #ACAB sleeper agent getting Cops and whitey to off themselves.  Candace is the grim reaper for fat-faced white dudes with gray goatees.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Bravery of the Thin Blue Line 10: The Lady and The Lady and the Tramps

There are two tragic December stories of female Police Officers exchanging gunfire with criminals.

In Bradely, Illinois two Officers responded to a call of dogs left in a vehicle at a motel. Locating the dogs owners they learned one of the suspects had a warrant.  So the two black suspects attacked the two Officers.  Initial court proceeding provide a horrific account of the death of Bradley Police Officer Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic, which alleges having already been shot and pleading for her life the murderers, wrestled her duty weapon away from her and executed Rittmanic.  It seems this vile, remorseless murder was all captured on her body camera.

The other exchange in and around Denver, Colorado involved a deranged tattooed White Incel killer traveling to several tattoo parlours, a residence, a Hyatt, and a restaurant shooting multiple people, killing 5, before finally being bravely confronted and killed by Lakewood Colorado Officer Ashley Ferris.

These two Officers both should be commended for their bravery and dedication to service; though one story ends in personal tragedy and one in "triumph".  It also highlights how the bad and criminal actions of other Officers have diminished us all and cast a shadow over every noble and dedicated Police Officer. 

But, has the proliferation of easily obtainable firearms made Americans and police work "safer"?

Guns don't save lives.  A gun has never sutured a wound, applied a tourniquet, performed surgery to stitch up and repair damaged tissue and organs.  Guns have one purpose: To Kill.

We've allowed insane gun nuts to craft a whole lexicon of false euphemisms surrounding firearms turning guns into a panacea which will usher in the Utopia.  Strip away all the NRA talking points and imaginary intruder scenarios and understand the metaphysical nature of a gun; Guns are tools for killing

Now, killing can sometimes be justified.  Defensive Gun Uses (DGUs) do occur.  Though, they are far rarer than the gun lobby would have you believe as they've crafted an outright fantasy about millions of incidents a year.  In the Real World, guns are most often used to murder spouses and for suicide.  Guns are overwhelmingly used to kill and wound innocent people.

This used to be known.  The NRA of the 1950's and Police and Sheriff Departments throughout the 20th century used to know the absolute truisms: More Guns = More Gun Deaths : Gun Take Lives.

But, the damage is done.  The United States is flooded with firearms and the Gun Industry is working on ensuring the US Government and American people can't do anything about it.  Moms Demand Action and other groups are fighting to reign in the political machinations of the murderous immoral NRA.  Police Departments and Sheriff's across the Nation would be wise to reevaluate their support of policy of unrestricted gun violence championed by the immoral GOP, the fanatical cadre of antisocial gun nuts, and amoral gun salesman. 

Monday, January 3, 2022

No Time to Terminate the Dark Fate of Life after Ghostbusters but, that's not how the Fast & Furious Force works

 You can't go home again or Let dead Demon Dogs lie 

So... Ghostbusters was terrible.  Now, this isn't a rant because the little girl was made the prime protagonist.  The directors and producers tried to make her a plucky, gawky, and precocious hero and it was contrived, flat, and unbelievable.  But, there are numerous plot holes big enough to march the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man through in this forced crappy plot and stupid ha-ha homages to the first film but, you know what... who cares?

All of this lays at the feet of the current Studio system and Movie Making process.  There are seemingly only two types of films made by Hollywood studios these days; grotesque billion dollar blockbusters and remakes.  The moderate and mid-sized movie project or non-reboot is fading and seen as too risky; as proved the case with the ill-fated The Last Duel which is going to lose some $50 million dollars.  So, in studio accountants eyes it makes sense to green-light remakes (another version of Little Women perhaps?) or reboots or long delayed sequels and prequels.  Because there is believed to be a natural floor of support or a rabid enough fan-base to make the film profitable.

What no one wants to admit and no Hollywood executive wants to understand or confront is these film franchises (and I'm sure there are others I'm missing) are finished:

  • Jurassic Park
  • Alien
  • Terminator
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • James Bond
  • Fast & Furious
  • Harry Potter
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
Those films had their day.  They told their stories.  But, like legendary aging athletes their day is done.

Now, maybe I'd be willing to watch films set in those universes; Rogue One, which told a story of characters you never heard of was the "best" film to come out of the Disney Studios Star Wars Era (and it wasn't that good) and the best scene was still Darth Vader murdering Rebel scum. 

Films as a story vehicle had their great runs before World War 2 and in the gritty, grimy story telling America post-Vietnam.  There's always been an appetite for serialized content.  From the olden days of radio to the mythical 1930s mini movie series, Americans have loved long form story-telling experiences.  But, we are now in the Era of Serial Television Series, which are afforded greater production value, content latitude, and story telling time which was not available to the sitcoms and soapy dramas of yesteryear.  And now (especially Covid influenced) viewing habits are vastly different; trending towards Binge watching and allowing the watcher to set the time for breaks and intermissions.

Of course, the biggest counter-point to my entire argument is everyone of those remakes, reboots, and sequels is still making big, big bucks for the film studios.  Ghostbusters: Afterlife has made about $185 million thus far on a budget of $80 million.  So, even as individual brick-and-mortar theaters and their parent companies suffer and go bankrupt expect another thoughtless, witless literally juvenile Transformers movie.