Friday, December 29, 2023

Tear Down every Statue to Arch-Traitor Confederates including at Arlington National Cemetery

The only honorable confederate at

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
My photo from Memorial Day 2019
Tearing statues down is American as apple struedel.  On July 9th 1776, the Sons of Liberty tore down a statue of King George III on The Bowling Green in New York City. The statue was turned into over 40,000 musket balls for use in the American Revolutionary War. 

Quietly, American Patriots have struck another blow against villainous enemies of the United States.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge on Tuesday allowed the Arlington National Cemetery to remove a century-old Confederate memorial one day after blocking the removal over a report that gravesites were disturbed.

At a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. District Judge Rossie Alston said he issued the temporary injunction Monday after receiving an urgent phone call from the memorial's supporters saying that gravesites adjacent to the memorial were being desecrated as contractors began work to remove the memorial.

Of course, there was a delay because disreputable rightwingers made spurious claims that graves were being desecrated.

He said he toured the site before Tuesday's hearing and saw the site being treated respectfully.  "I saw no desecration of any graves," Alston said. "The grass wasn't even disturbed."  Alston issued an 18-page opinion Tuesday evening to lift the injunction. He said the allegations that the removal efforts amounted to grave desecration "were, at best, ill-informed and, at worst, inaccurate."

Every statue of an Arch-Traitor who took up arms against the Untied States, should be torn down.  The Lost Cause historical revisionism was a continuation of the Civil War by other means.  After losing the maneuver and attrition part of the War, conservatives moved into terrorism and the subversion of government from within.  As Heather Cox Richardson wrote the South won the Civil War.

Now, tearing down the Lost Cause monuments has nothing to do with disturbing graves or desecration of actual remains.  But, then that's always been a rightwing lie.  At Camp Butler memorial in Springfield, Illinois, there is a memorial which notes that nearly 1000 confederate prisoners of war died of disease at the Camp during the war.  It was erected in December 2005, during the George W(orst Ever) Phony Global War on Terror whilst Americans were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The obelisk's inscription sure reads like all the other historical white-washing efforts, 
“In memory of the Confederate veterans who died at the Camp Butler Confederate prison camp. May they never be forgotten.”
 It seems odd to place a memorial 140 years after the incident until you realize the organizations who placed it,
The United Daughters of the Confederacy; Seven Confederate Knights Chapter 2625; Illinois Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Illinois Society, Military Order of the Stars & Bars; and the Order of the Southern Cross.
Also Hate America just like the Modern Republican Party.  And each of these often times gaudy memorials successfully planted was a victorious salvo in the non-stop conservative War on the United States.  But, besides hating the United States of America, Republicans also love lies.  Especially lies about the Civil War.

Nikki Halley was recently caught on the ultimate gotcha question;  What was the cause of the Civil War?  And Nikki couldn't give the absolutely correct of Slavery because that would be CRT and would infuriate the racist white men she's courting for the Presidency.

Florida Republicans introduced legislation to safeguard Confederate Monuments and Lynch any local leader or elected official who tries to bring down the noble white man.  It would also restore those statues successfully taken down.

It would be nice if the Corporate Media, in the face of Republican efforts to push The Lost Cause and literally restore Confederate Arch-Traitors into prominent positions in society, wouldn't then let the treasonous bootle-throated slap dick Republicans go on TV or submit op-eds which say 'Nuh Uh, the Dems is the Party of Slavery'  

The Confederacy was the pinnacle and ultimate expression of Conservative beliefs.  But, modern Conservatives are no longer content with just vicariously living off the glories of the Old Southern Conservatives and instead are yearning to outdo their ideological brethren.  What Republicans wish to create is a Slave State with the modern reach, surveillance, and power of the 21st century;  a dystopian NeoConfederacy.

The Southern Poverty Law Center still has a great site documenting the remaining Confederate monuments.  Right now tearing down their racist victories the Lost Cause inflicted on the United States is good but, very soon Republicans will stop relying on their disproportionate legislative and judicial power and attack the United States again.  January 6th 2021 was a prequel.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Vibes Economy 1: Beef it's for Christmas dinner unless you're Jason "Storm Chaser" Nelson of Texass

There's a stupid joke I remember riffing on the Teach a man to fish parable that adds this bon mot;

Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he eats steak...

On Christmas Eve, an All-Hat, No-Cattle Texas right-winger who claims to be 100% permanently disabled, named Jason Nelson posted an X-Tweet about the outrageous price of Prime Rib, 

No response from Nelson

Like all outrages from Republicans it's done in such Bad Faith you'd think Jesus would strike down all these modern day Pharisees.  But, since Jesus is busy being blown apart by the IDF in Gaza it was up to the remaining Twitter fighters to drag Nelson.  For instance, he  elided the fact it was a 16.51lb prime rib with 7 ribs attached or $18.99 a pound.  When this and other responses undercutting his bullshit was pointed out to him Nelson decided to Just Tweet through it and responded with spite, vitriol, childish your mom style insults.

Now, I am gladdened that Nelson spent his Christmas angry and upset, and not paying attention to his wife and 4 children, and instead responded to everyone who rightly questioned his bullshit. But, interestingly Nelson didn't respond to the people who absolutely dragged him for what he does as a side-business; selling freeze-dried beef at over $50-a-pound.

No response from Nelson
I've known a couple of dishonorable veterans who gamed the system to get a disability rating from the VA.  Did Nelson do this to get a 100% disabled rating?  Well, going by his disingenuous (at best) tweets and the bevy of other falsehoods he spouts it lends credence to the idea that Jason Nelson is lying about his "disability".

I also look askew at any Veteran who self-proclaims to be "highly decorated" while also having changed branches of service.  Nelson's pathetically failed congressional candidacy includes a picture of him as an Army Staff Sergeant.  And he might have had a completely honorable very brave time in the service.  But, I highly doubt it.  Nelson has signed himself up to be a solider in The Lost Cause, the eternal War on America conservatives gleefully sign up for.

It shows how much the Rightwing Media Chamber and propaganda comapign of the Republicans has warped and distorted the minds of so many, especially white men in America.  Nelson thought he'd be a good foot solider for the Republicans and fire a salvo in the Bideneconomics battle.  

It shows us that these people are not reachable.  Nelson spent his Christmas attacking libtards, #OwningtheLibs, and was ecstatic that Newsweek wrote a piece about him.  Don't waste your time trying to change their minds.  We have to utterly defeat the vile evil lying Fascist wannabes like Jason Nelson, because what they have in mind if they secure power is nothing less than the End of the United States and the ushering in of a NeoConfederate Slave State held aloft be the pillars of White Power and Fascist Fundamentalism.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Republicans hate America 17: Iowa Governor Scrooge K. Reynolds takes food out of the mouth of the hungry on Christmas Eve

I'm "worried" about childhood obesity that's why
Iowa's only food products are Bacon and HCFS
"At this festive season of the year, Governor Kim Reynolds, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, Ma'am."
Kim Reynolds -"Are there no federal funded prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
Kim Reynolds -"And the Republican created concentration camps.  Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, Ma'am..."
Kim Reynolds - "Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
Kim Reynolds - "If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

In a Christmas Eve tradition, Iowa Governor Kim Scrooge Reynolds is eager and able to ensure that poor children in Iowa go hungry for the holidays and beyond because poor Iowa children are too fat.  I doubt that Reynolds will have a Dickensian epiphany on Christmas Morn.

Iowa has decided not to participate in a federal program that would provide children with $40 a month in food assistance during the summer, the state announced late Friday.

"Federal COVID-era cash benefit programs are not sustainable and don’t provide long-term solutions for the issues impacting children and families. An EBT card does nothing to promote nutrition at a time when childhood obesity has become an epidemic," Gov. Kim Reynolds said in the news release.

Republicans hate you and want you to die.  Republicans don't even care if their policy decisions hurt their constituency.  Dying of Whiteness is a conservative shibboleth.  Republicans know they can lie with abandon, vote against funds for their voters and simply rely on the Corporate Media to blame Congress, or gridlock in DC, and reinforce the white man delusion of I Blame the Demmycrats!

As a Cuban, I hate Socialism
Which is why I vote against all 
government funding bills.
Now give me my money!
I mean just look at this disreputable Florida Representative María Elvira Salazar, who in 2022 voted against the Inflation Reduction Act while claiming Inflation is 40% and pocketing a cool $500,000 in inside trading, and then a week before Christmas 2023 Salazar decided to celebrate the Federal funds she voted against.  Taking credit for things they vote against is a Republican triumph.

Keep convincing yourselves that Republicans and Democrats differences in politics are a sincerely held divergence in what constitutes a healthy functioning government and Nation and you'll end up in the Trump brand detention camps.

Republicans yearn to purify this Nation and through brutal austerity programs and channeling of tax monies to fascist fundamentalist Christian organizations remold the Nation into a Neo-Confederate White Supremacist country buttressed by the twin pillars of White Power and Wage Slavery.  They explicitly declare their intent to use their Religious Liberty to harass, enslave, and kill you.

I've been hoping these policies and hypocritical actions would cause electoral defeats for Republicans.  But, Salazar has won two elections to the House of Representatives and Kim Reynolds easily won re-election to Governor in 2022 by a far larger percentage than in 2018.  It clearly seems policy choices and delivering on election promises doesn't matter white people do not vote based on what they claim to want; but, against themselves based on the fear and anger Republicans have cultivated within them.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Colorado Supreme Court rules that Traitor Trump can't be on their ballot

“It’s self-evident. You saw it all,” Biden said shortly after landing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to White House pool reports, when asked about the court case and at first saying he would not comment. “Now, whether the 14th Amendment applies, I’ll let the court make that decision.”  The U.S. Supreme Court would handle the appeal of the Colorado decision expected from Trump.  “But he certainly supported an insurrection,” Biden continued. “No question about it. None. Zero. And he seems to be doubling down on about everything.”

I personally think the Supreme Court is going to punt this issue and not address by declaring States have the right to determine their election laws, but Roberts is no doubt trying to figure out how he will spilt the baby of making sure Traitor Trump is the nominee (and 47th President) while also not declaring Trump is absolutely immune from the Law. 

Republicans and Fox News piss on Maui residents, piss on women, piss on immigrants, piss on teachers, piss on Gold Star Families, piss on America. For roughly 75 million conservatives this doesn't matter, what matters is Trump and his Republican ghouls promise if put back into power they will hurt the people conservatives hate. But, Republicans also piss on the Law.  And sometimes the law pisses back.

A majority of the court holds that Trump is disqualified from holding the office of president under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Trump has lived his whole purulent life remarkably, but not entirely, free of legal consequences.  It's been the same since 2015 when he announced his decision to destroy the United States of America for allowing a black man to make fun of him at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner.

But, in an amazing realization of This One Weird Trick, Trump can not appear on the ballot in Colorado.  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled 4-3 against the Traitor after reviewing the Colorado case against Trump; 

The Electors and President Trump sought this court’s review of various rulings by the district court. We affirm in part and reverse in part. We hold as follows:

  • The Election Code allows the Electors to challenge President Trump’s status as a qualified candidate based on Section Three. Indeed, the Election Code provides the Electors their only viable means of litigating whether President Trump is disqualified from holding office under Section Three.

  • Congress does not need to pass implementing legislation for Section Three’s disqualification provision to attach, and Section Three is, in that sense, self-executing.

  • Judicial review of President Trump’s eligibility for office under Section Three is not precluded by the political question doctrine.

  • Section Three encompasses the office of the Presidency and someone who has taken an oath as President. On this point, the district court committed reversible error.

  • The district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting portions of Congress’s January 6 Report into evidence at trial.

  • The district court did not err in concluding that the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, constituted an “insurrection.

  • The district court did not err in concluding that President Trump “engaged in” that insurrection through his personal actions.

  • President Trump’s speech inciting the crowd that breached the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was not protected by the First Amendment.

¶5 The sum of these parts is this: President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three; because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Secretary to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot.

¶6 We do not reach these conclusions lightly. We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us. We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach.

For the time being Trump is off the Colorado ballot.  Not that he'd win Colorado anyway.  Of course, a lot of on-line liberal chatter is all doom and gloom about this decision, Oh no, they cry, this will galvanize his supporters, The Unjust Supreme Court will gut the 14th Amendment, Republican Neoconfederate states will now throw Joe Biden off of their ballot because of Hunter Biden's Laptop!

This IS NOT the wrong way to do it.  It is entirely with the Law to exclude insurrectionists from holding office, let alone the Office of the President.  And besides which it's time to use every conceivable means we have to keep him from power because Trump's supporters can not wait to put him into power.  They yearn to get Stephen Miller, Mike Flynn, Chad Wolf, or any of these other "Little Eichmanns" back into the White House and they've promised to do unspeakable things and usher in an Era of Fascism in America.  Anything we can do using the system to thwart that is not only justified but, necessary.

Some of this is justified consternation that We, the People find ourselves in this position at all.  We shouldn't be here.  We shouldn't be worried that in 2024 an outright Fascist Authoritarian who is in the throes of syphilis induced dementia has at least a 50/50 chance of getting into the White House.

Many terminally on-line liberals seem to think the only correct way to beat Trump is a straight-up rematch in the 2024 election.  As though Joe Biden and Donald Trump should fight a noble and fair duel following the rules!  Trump's already lost the popular vote twice, even with Israeli war crimes dragging down entisaism for Biden, Trump would lose it a 3rd time.  They are unwilling or unable to see the Marching Fascism barreling straight towards us.  Or believe they will be more or less unscathed by another Trump presidency.

Because ratfvcking Republicans don't intend for this election to be settled at the ballot box by the American voter but, by election fraud and outright criminal chicanery.  It's not as though Republicans have ever held a free and fair election anyway.  It's not as though Republicans don't cynically and successfully claim the rules mean they win and you lose.  The Republican Party has made voting a demoralizing and difficult task precisely to ensure people do not vote, while also illegally disenfranchising thousands of likely democratic voters.

And understand if the Republicans had been successful in their One Weird Trick attempts in 2020 prior to the January 6th Insurrection, through the courts or via the House Vote or the Ron Johnson Fake Electors, or if Mike Pence had done what he yearned to do and declared Trump the Winner they would have declared Trump was still President and dared anyone to say he wasn't...

We won't just stand around
Next Time...

In the run-up to the 2024 Presidential Election, Trump has already stated numerous times he plans to Weaponize the Federal Government to round-up and place millions of people into concentration camps.  It's not hyperbole but, a full-fledged plan of action.  Now, on-line rightwing trolls and Fash Curious claim its' just homeless bums, the mentally ill, and illegal immigrants Trump will terrorize and relocate into Camps by any means necessary.

But, always remember these Reactionary types say this to convince the Normies that Oh no no no, we're not coming for you!  Not at all!  You won't be next on the list after we:

  • kick out the immigrants
  • cast down the sodomites,
  • place the homeless in Tents in the Nevada desert, 
  • re-educate teachers to teach PraegerU style patriotism, 
  • enslave and shackle women to ensure no pregnancy is ever "lost", 
  • emulate the IDF treatment of Gaza on Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco, and other cities.
Nooooo The Rising Fascist America has no plans to round-up and eliminate the NON-Maga to purify this land.  We wouldn't dream of building big beautiful tent cities to house the LGBTQ, our political enemies, or to put a Gun in the Hands of Every Righteous White Man.

Republicans hate America.  They fundamentally want to destroy the Nation and replace it with the America of their Fantasies; a land where women are chaste or restrained, a land where Republicans like James Comer or Bridget Ziegler can hypocritically engage in whatever behavior they want while castigating others for it, a land where migrants are drowned in the river at Governor Greg Abbott's orders, a land where religious freedom is subject to the whim of violent rightwing zealots and you have the freedom to bow and scrape to Republican officials and Republican religious beliefs.  A Fascist Fundamentalist Paradise...

Monday, December 18, 2023

More Satanic Panic

“Expectin’ a miracle to make all this go away?  You know they don’t happen anymore.” William King Hale, Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

The Mayor from Jaws, became a Cop to 
institutionalize Tom Hanks in Mazes & Monsters
I don’t believe I can describe how utterly ridiculous the moral panic from Christianists over the Satanic Temple’s trolling seems to me.  Hilariously, the Satanic Temple is basically espousing a Humanist creed but, since disingenuous Republicans (including numerous past and current Supreme Court Injustices) treated an absence of religion to not being afforded 1st Amendment protections, the Satanists are a "religious" organization.

Decades ago I told my family I didn’t want to go to CCD classes or church anymore because I knew my own mind and I didn’t believe in god.  My loving grandparents didn't push it despite nominally being Polish Catholics and were totally fine with my decision.  I'd only learn many years later that my grandfather lost his faith during the war especially over the killing of your fellow man and being given special dispensation to eat meat on Fridays.

Long before I read Carl Sagan's Demon-Haunted World, I was aware of the conservative freakout over Dungeons & Dragons and so-called secret satanic cults.  Of course, these days conservatives call their latest iteration QAnon but, the falsehoods, underpinning, agitprop and people pushing it are the same ideologically with the same goal in mind; persecuting innocent people and to garner political power.

The 1st (modern) Satanic Panic in the 1980's came about from a confluence stemming from the political rise of Reagan and the rightwing moral hand-wringing over Heavy Metal lyrics, repressed memory recall, Dungeons & Dragons, and a whole bevy of false accusations of Satanic child abuse cults.  Religious fundamentalists, Congress, and law enforcement took a look at these claims and used them to blame and persecute a lot of innocent people.

What's always infuriated me about this was those who lead these moral panics, are invariably involved in the various church sex abuse scandals or abuse and misconduct.  This is the case to this day as Republicans run around with accusations which always turn out to be thinly veiled confessions.  For instance, the cryptofascist Florida Moms for Liberty couple which demonized and vilified innocent LGBTQ peoples.

In my entire life religion in America has been used to cynically excuse the crimes of rich, powerful, or well connected and shield them from accountability or as a cudgel against minority groups and those who ran counter the dominant culture.

In 2018 Illinois Attorney General began a 5-year investigation into the cover-up of child sex abuse by the Illinois Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield.  Spurred by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury findings documenting 70 years of abuse and cover-up you can access and search the report here.

Over the course of this investigation, two goals remained at its core: first, to obtain a full accounting of substantiated child sex abuse committed by Catholic clergy in Illinois and provide a complete public report of substantiated abusers; and second, to give voice to survivors in an attempt to contribute to their healing journey. To these ends, my attorneys and investigators examined thousands of diocesan files, reviewing more than 100,000 pages of documents held by the dioceses. They spent countless hours engaged in interviews and conversations with diocesan leadership and representatives. And over the course of this investigation, my office received more than 600 confidential contacts from survivors through emails, letters, voicemail messages, interviews, and phone calls. My investigation team treated each allegation with the respect it deserved and followed leads as they arose to ensure we conducted a thorough and comprehensive investigation. To build the most compelling portion of this report, my team worked closely with survivors to draft narrative accounts of their experiences as children sexually abused by clerics. Without those survivors who bravely came forward to share their experiences and perspectives, neither the investigation nor this report would feel complete. I express my sincerest gratitude to each of those survivors, and to the others who contacted my office, for their deeply personal contributions.

And this isn't just a crime and cover-up confined to the very powerful Catholic Church but is rampant amongst the Baptists, Mormon Church, and other "christian" denominations.  Yet...

You never hear this mentioned by the Republican QAnon caucus, which instead directs their duped rightwing drones to direct violence, death threats, and attacks on the LGBTQ (especially, the small Trans community) which is under direct threats by legislation and of course, mass shootings from rightwing gun nuts.

That's merely the most direct reason I find the current Satanic Panic to be trite, ridiculous, and cynical.  It's again being used to direct violence, anger and hatred at the marginalized and oppressed to shield the Powerful and keep power in the hands of those who continue to use that power to harm, oppress, and afflict the afflicted, in direct opposition to the so-called tenets of Jesus Christ.


For years these same right wing Reactionary catholic bishops called anyone in the US who questioned their fascist interpretation of the creed a “cafeteria catholic” now are being pissy babies complaining about the infallible Pope blessing same sex marriage.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Republicans hate America 16: The Satanic Panic

Batzel is the executive director of
The American Majority
As Republicans continue to use Magic Words as defense for their intolerance and oppression of the American people they’ve come to utter the trite phrase ‘It’s freedom OF religion not FROM’…. Ho ho ho oh so clever!
 But, the sad reality is Republicans don't believe in freedom of religion either.   Republicans are getting really comfortable with imposing their beliefs on others.  

In Wisconsin, a "Satanic Temple Christmas tree" had conservatives and current and former Wisconsin Republican Congressmen outraged.

"I think it's impossible to overstate how offensive this is to Christians," US Representative Mike Gallagher who spent time in Iraq as a Marine Corps Officer and apparently thinks his feelings are greater than the United States Constitution.

In Iowa, The Church of Satan (a tongue-in-cheek group if every there was one) erected a display in the State Capitol in Des Moines.  This was done in accordance with law.  But, conservatives don't believe in the Rule of Law but, the Rule of Man.  Ron DeShrimpus attacked the display and multiple other elected Republicans expressed their anger in their epistemically closed rightwing media which prompted former Naval Aviator and failed Republican candidate for elected office Michael Cassidy, 35, of Lauderdale, Mississippi, to completely destroy the religious display. Cassidy was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, on Friday.

It should be noted that from Ron DeSantis down to criminal Michael Cassidy to any of these hundreds of Republican officials they have all sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution.  But, much like their religious beliefs that oath is a hollow phrase and a sham to dupe journalists and hide their true agenda. 

For a long time the goal of Fascist Fundamentalists has been to advance religious liberty arguments into the Federal Government (especially the Judiciary and Supremacist Court) where those arguments can be cleverly ensconced into Law.

In Late Antiquity, Christian Terrorists vandalized and destroyed the much of The Great Library of Alexandria and did everything they could to infiltrate and take over the Roman Empire.  We've been warned that infiltrating and radically altering the United States into a White Supremacist Evangelical Theocracy was the goal of the modern Christian Terrorists for 60 years even from The Godfather of Modern Conservatism Barry Goldwater.  Now, we have several Catholic Dominionists and lower courts and Federal Government is seeded with evangelical terrorists supporting nakedly religious edicts being substituted into law and undermining the secular foundations of the Country, especially the separation of Church & State

"The separation of church and state is a misnomer.  People misunderstand it.  Of course, it comes from a phrase that was in a letter that Jefferson wrote. It’s not in the Constitution. And what he was explaining is they did not want the government to encroach upon the church — not that they didn’t want principles of faith to have influence on our public life. It’s exactly the opposite."- Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

It's exactly the opposite that little snake Mike Johnson says... People of faith get to encroach on the Government as much as they wish.  You have the august and cherished right to believe in Christianity.  Even Catholics are accepted for now, as long as far-right Catholic Cardinals attack prominent Democratic leaders who are catholic like Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, or President Biden.

What Republicans could not possibly be making any clearer is they have no duty to respect your Religious Freedom and will blatantly violate your rights under the law because they feel ascendant.  It's hard to keep up with all the bad faith, crime, terrorism, perfidy being conducted by Republicans these days but, now that Republicans have successfully ended Roe v. Wade, their next target will be to destroy religious freedom and re-interpret the First Amendment to make sure you have the Freedom to follow their Religious Laws and Edicts.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Mayor Brandon Johnson and Illinois NAACP President Teresa Haley should not be emulating the abuse of Migrants like Ron DeSantis or Greg Abbott

I don't have "the solution" for immigration.  But, I do know that treating people like garbage to be boxed up and shipped elsewhere isn't a solution.  Nor is putting saw blades and buoys across rivers.  But, calling migrants "Savages" and claiming they are raping people sure puts you in the Trump category.

Illinois NAACP President Teresa Haley was recorded on Zoom earlier this month saying, 
"But, these immigrants have come over here, they've been raping people, they've been breaking into homes. They're like savages as well. They don't speak the language, and they look at us like we were crazy."
Reached for comment while vacationing in Dubai, Haley defended herself by saying this was faked because "with AI anything was possible."  This story was also leaked by Patrick Watson, a political opponent of Haley whom she disciplined for undisclosed reasons and his allegations stunk of payback.  So I had the faintest hope it actually was fabricated but, I know if that were true Haley or one of her allies would have immediately released a recording of the Zoom meeting with the "true" audio.  She didn't and now others have confirmed and apparently have the recording where she made these inhumane comments.

This is so depressing.  Oppressed communities are often targeted with this resource dilemma.  Having fought for years for recognition, fair treatment, and to stop discrimination these communities cling to their meager gains and resent when others (especially new arrivals) seemingly get a slice of that pie.  Because in America we've been taught for years that resources are a finite sum and therefore any resources some other group is getting is coming at your expense.

This is one of the Plutocratic controls the Rich have used for centuries to keep the poor and working class at each other's throats.  By consistently playing each of us off against the other they maintain control and are able to exert their influence on the political leadership.  And, more importantly, the 1% are able to ensure wealth and power flow through their hands from generation to generation. 

Mayor Brandon Johnson is facing a severe backlash from Chicago African American communities who saw the resources being expended on newly arrived people as a slap in their face.  Just before making those terrible remarks, Haley was speaking to the struggles with homelessness, drug addiction, and institutional racism faced by blacks in America.

Of course, the biggest obstacle facing Chicago and the US Government, as with every issue in the United States, is not only does the Democratic Party have to come up with a near perfect solution, they have to account for, plan and overcome the ratfvcking sabotage of the solution by the Republicans.  It's hard enough coming up with a plan when everyone is pulling the same way but, Republicans are political bomb-throwers who know that by undermining the Nation and damaging the economy, the country, and peoples' lives they can steal back into power.

Republicans never help in any situation facing the country and always hinder.  Nor do their ahistorical claims that their immigrant ancestors "did it the right way"...  Nor do the bad faith demands that anyone who is against the draconian mistreatment of the stranger must therefore individually house immigrants.  It's in no way any kind of an attempted solution but serves as a Gotcha Checkmate Lib.  It's part of a disingenuous demand that you be a Saint else you can not criticize Conservative sins. 

Compassion fatigue is a real issue phenomenon but the total lack of compassion, care or basic humanity repeatedly demonstrated by Republicans not only shames them but degrades and coarsens us as well.  There is no hate as vicious as “Christian Love”…. And once again we find ourselves in search of a Hero to solve this all in some Tolkien-esque Deus Ex Machina way.

Chicago is struggling to deal with migrants but, not because we have a housing or a migrant or a border crisis we have a crisis of compassion and an Epidemic of Republican lying and demonization of people.

So, that's how we end up here.  With the planned migrant Gardaworld temporary housing plan falling completely apart as winter approaches and with members of the Democratic coalition imitating the worst aspects of Republican inhumanity towards people looking for a better life.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Car Culture was a Mistake Part 6: Roads

In my on-going tirade against Cars in America let's talk about the biggest drawback of using cars as the primary mode of transportation;  Roads.  

Where we're going we do need roads...
There are (as of 2017) supposedly 4 million miles of roads in the United States.  Of this, over 2,600,000 are paved by asphalt or concrete.  Roads are expensive to make and maintain and represent the biggest drawback to cars, because anything which disrupts clear well-maintained paved roads leads quickly to a cascading failure of travel.

And if you have to go off-road, well I don't recommend the CyberDalek because you can't fit a 4 ft tree in the bed and you can't get over a mild snowy incline without being pulled by a Ford F-150...

A single point of failure will snarl traffic and create hazards which leads to bad driving, accidents, and injuries.  In Chicago, this single point of failure can range from excessive snowfall, vehicle breakdowns, to general road disrepair and maintenance.  

Cars are "fantastic" modes of transportation... as long as everything goes correctly.  When a poorly maintained vehicle (whether through negligence, ignorance, heavy usage or lack of finances) breaks down in traffic that road quickly becomes an evil red line on google maps.  And woe be to the commuters caught in a massive accident, like the 100 car pile up on the highway between Beliot and Janesville or when a Wisconsin semi-truck wrecker driver leaves his trailer arm I an elevated position and takes out an underpass.

Or even worse most people don't think about what is transported on these roadways.  So if a careless speeding driver tries to pass in a no-passing zone and the semi-truck trailer which veeres is transporting Anhydrous Ammonia, people die;
On Friday, September 29, 2023, about 8:41 p.m. central daylight time, a 2005 International 9900ix truck-tractor in combination with a 1978 Mississippi Tank Company MC331 cargo tank semitrailer (combination vehicle), was traveling west on United States Highway 40 (US-40), a two-lane roadway near Teutopolis, Effingham County, Illinois. The combination vehicle was owned and operated by Prairieland Transport, LTD., of Brownstown, Illinois, and the cargo tank was loaded with approximately 7,500 gallons of UN1005, anhydrous ammonia, which is a Hazard Class 2.2 material and an inhalation hazard. [1] ​ 
At the same time, an oncoming eastbound vehicle was approaching the westbound combination vehicle, and a westbound passenger vehicle was passing the combination vehicle in a no-passing zone. The driver of the combination vehicle stated that to prevent a collision between the westbound passenger vehicle and the oncoming eastbound vehicle, he took evasive action by steering to the right. The combination vehicle departed the roadway and traveled into a shallow roadside drainage ditch. The truck-tractor struck the end of a 12-inch-diameter corrugated metal pipe culvert installed beneath a field entrance, and the combination vehicle jackknifed and rolled onto its right side with its cargo tank sliding forward. 
The exposed front end of the cargo tank struck the tow ring of a utility trailer that had been parked adjacent to the roadway on private property. The tow ring punctured the front of the cargo tank, which led to the release of anhydrous ammonia into the atmosphere as a toxic gas in the form of a white cloud.   
​​​​The driver of the combination vehicle sustained injuries as a result of the crash and exposure to the anhydrous ammonia gas. Additionally, five people in the area of the crash died and 11 others sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe due to their exposure to anhydrous ammonia. (From the NTSB Report October 25, 2023)
About the only thing I remember from the Hazmat training courses is Anhydrous Ammonia is incredibly dangerous and you'd better flee in the area.  Anhydrous Ammonia attacks and destroys membranes in the lungs, eyes, nose, mouth and so forth.  It's a fertilizer and is widely used in Illinois and other farming states.

The trailer carrying the Anhydrous was on that small narrow crumbling state road because I-70 is undergoing a massive rebuild due to multiple years of delayed maintenance 

This is part of the Rebuild Illinois program which according to the State,
Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of Rebuild Illinois, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. As of March 31, Rebuild Illinois has made $10.9 billion of improvements statewide on 4,913 miles of highway, 479 bridges and 709 additional safety improvements.
When I was in junior high I always recall everyone making the ridiculous comparison that highways weren't even XX years old and are constantly falling apart whilst the Pyramids are 2500 years old and still standing.  These type of trite factoids blew teenage minds.

Then there is the weather as the Chicago Winter approaches everyone is hoping the El Niño will bring diminished cold and snow fall because the snow exacerbates the already poor driving behavior, as I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't over-estimate their driving skill, underestimates the space needed to brake or avoid a situation in the road in front of them, and constantly overdrives the conditions.  The old joke is there are only two seasons in Chicago; Road Construction and Winter.

So, disrupt any one link on the chain or stress any of the single point of failure and things became very messy, very quickly and drivers already stressed, late, distracted, or angry become very, very dangerous.

Two Sheroes Jane Doe and Kate Cox against the Entire Republican Party

Unhappy the land that breeds no heroes!
No. Unhappy the land in need of heroes.
- Bertolt Brecht The Life of Galileo (1939)

Kate Cox fled the One Star State of Texass.  This, is a huge win for anti-American Republican Party which proved yet again that Women have no rights that Republican need to respect.

Ken Paxton, a multi-indicted criminal, petitioned the Texass Supreme Court to bar Cox from getting a medically sound abortion because he's just Ken and the medical exemption to abortions has always been a sham.

We mourn the decision to take Baby Cox’s life rather than give her every chance at life,” the spokeswoman, Texas Right to Life spokeswoman Kimberlyn Schwartz, said in a statement.

I was certain the Supreme Court wanted Cox to flee instead of them being forced to reveal openly that Republicans had no intention of honoring the "Life of the Mother" or fetal viability exemptions but, the Texass Justices gleefully ruled against her.  As for inhuman Texas conservatives I await the Texas civil lawsuits to be filled against Cox and for Sheriff Kelly Rowe of Lubbock County Texas to seek a Warrant for the arrest of the persons responsible for driving Cox across their roads, in violation of the transport ban.

In Kentucky, "Jane Doe" filed a lawsuit against AG Daniel Cameron 

“I am a proud Kentuckian and I love the life and family I have built here. But I am angry that now that I am pregnant and do not want to be, the government is interfering in my private matters and blocking me from having an abortion. This is my decision—not the government’s or any other person’s. I am bringing this lawsuit because I firmly believe that everyone should have the ability to make their own decisions about their pregnancies. I hope this case will restore abortion access in Kentucky, if not for me then for the countless people in the future who deserve the autonomy to decide what is best for themselves and their families.”

Via chicanery and political legerdemain Republicans are currently trying to undermine political grassroots efforts to place ballot amendments safeguarding abortion rights before the people, yet this doesn't end the political futures of individual Republicans or the Republican Party.  The fact that the Supremacist Court ruling in Dobbs "returning abortion to the states" is understood by everyone as a sham and fraud and groups like the Texass Right to Life, the Thomas More Dead Women and so many others are reverently trying to concoct a suitable Federal Ban to go before the same Sinister Six Injustices is just the hand we've been dealt on well nothing we can do but let Sammy Alito call balls and strikes... 

Unlike, H.L. Mencken's mean-spirited cynical aphorism we do not deserve to get this good and hard.  

The Republican Party is on the wrong side of every issue in the United States; education, gun control, women's health for instance but, instead of being an ostracized political oddity they continue to win elections and wield considerable control over municipal, state, and the federal government.  And they are poised to gain control of all 3 branches of the Federal Government in 2024.  The damage Republicans intend and proudly proclaim they will do to the United States and American people has correctly been compared to the Era of Fascism.

How did this come to be?

Voting does in fact change things, which is why Republicans for years have made it voting difficult and while encouraging voter apathy, have created entire well-funded apparatuses to suppress votes, have "inadvertently" purged legal voters "accidentally", have created a self-sustaining falsehood factory devoted to spreading scurrilous lies, Russian disinformation, and outrageous rightwing agitprop about laptops and penises, or tan suits, or emails, or blue dresses, or peanut farms...  Anything to distract from the truth which is. Republicans have nothing to offer the American people; no policy, no legal framework, no hope, no future, nothing.  

A certain part of this is the Republican predilection to believe their own lies.  For so long Republicans have been telling conservatives they are the Moral Majority, they are the true patriots, they are fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.  The Corporate Media has done everything they can to buttress the unearned beliefs conservatives hold about themselves with talk of Real America.  For decades the Media simply accepts and regurgitates Republican lies about the economy or support for servicememebers and Veterans even though and often in the face of stark reality in which the Republicans Fist-Bump each other as they cut healthcare coverage for disabled Veterans or tank the economy in the latest Republican Recession. 

So, instead of being a land of We, the People we are relying on Heroes to extract us from the situation.  Conservatives don't have this problem; whatever Head Ass Clown appears to feed them shit they gladly follow and swallow.  And it should be obvious that when Fascism arrives in the United States Corporations are going to willingly hand over information without objection and prior to any threats...

These two women, and many others, have realized No One is Coming to Save them.  They have to save themselves.  We, the People need to realize this, too.  Voting is necessary but, not sufficient part of this.  We are in for an Unhappy year when we must to some degree all be Heroes;  do what you can but, be prepared to have to go above and beyond because Republicans are coming...

Monday, December 11, 2023

Car Culture was a Mistake 5: Elon Skum and the Cybertruck

CyberTrucks have no concept of
Just before Thanksgiving Ryan Cooper delivered a blistering article on the wholly ridiculous Cybertruck;  The Cybertruck is the dumbest thing I've ever seen...

It’s anyone’s guess how much of a success or failure the truck will be, though the fact that at time of writing there is, incredibly, still no official information about price or battery capacity doesn’t bode well. But we can conclude that the Cybertruck is just possibly the dumbest vehicle ever produced. 

Cooper notably ridicules Skum's boast about the Cybertruck stopping an arrow shot by rightwing meathead Bro Rogan, 

“Joe Rohan [sic] shatters an arrow on Cybertruck that would easily go through a normal car,” Musk boasted on Twitter.

Thank heavens, all the commuters facing constant raids from massed formations of 13th-century Mongolian horse archers can rest easy. (No word on if the truck is resistant to ballistas, trebuchets, onagers, or mangonels.) Though if you’re actually out in the wilderness, you might not be able to get away from attacking cavalry; a recent video posted on Twitter shows the Cybertruck struggling mightily to get up a small hill that wouldn’t trouble a Subaru Forester.

Impractical.  Inefficient.  Ugly.  Costly.  Dangerous.  Poorly crafted.  Poorly designed.  Terrible.  Inelegant...

This is a what a child of the 1980's drawing of a future truck would look like.  Comparisons to 1980's computer game generated futuristic tanks to the vehicles made for the 1982 box-office flop Megaforce are all apt but, the best descriptor I read described it as a cubists interpretation of a Penis.   

The lines and materials used in the construction of the Cybertruck guarantee it will be murderous to pedestrians and deadly to drivers in other cars and their owners as well, much to chagrin of its buyers, since one of the prime reasons to buy such a monstrosity is to slice through other vehicles while you drive recklessly.  The Cybertruck will be unsafe at any speed and with 845HP boy will it speed.  "Move fast and break things" indeed...

But, far worse than the horrific design is the materials and performance.  It can't store anything in the "truck bed".  It can't tackle the gentlest of off-road slope.  Self Drive mode is as flawed, faulty, and dangerous as with every other Tesla.

Having just written about the blinding of opposing drivers with eye-level ultra bright LEDs it comes as no surprise the Cybertruck is equipped with a ridiculous and probably road illegal single horizontal LED.

The description of Tesla's as $100,000 MAGA hats continues to be correct as Elon Skum just reinstated chief rightwing propagandist Alex Jones.  In fact, the average Tesla owner is this guy, Nathaniel Radimak, so I'm super excited to see what Musk Fanbois can do while driving this CyberDalek on America's highways.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Republicans hate America 15 but also really hate Women: Every woman in a Republican State is a Slave

And, while the TRO purports to temporarily enjoin actions brought by the OAG and TMB against Dr. Karsan and her staff, it does not enjoin actions brought by private citizens. Tex. Health & Safety Code Nor does it prohibit a district or county attorney from enforcing Texas’ pre-Roe abortion laws against Dr. Karsan or anyone else. The TRO will expire long before the statute of limitations for violating Texas’ abortion laws expires. - Ken Paxton

Women have no rights Republicans are bound to respect.

The Abortion exception for the Life of the Mother was always a sham.  An absolute lie to deflect criticism.  It was great theater for Republicans to claim, See! See!  See! If the dirty slut actually needs medical care she can get it!  If the health of the mother was truly at stake, instead of that dirty slut having so much sex she just wants to a post-birth abortion cause she's a WHORE, then she can still get a medical procedure!  This was always a hollow promise but, then Republicans have gotten so comfortable with lying and so confident that their lies will be massaged into truth by their pliant media allies that they had no fear journalists would say they were lying. 

It was lie to convince and dupe normies and deceive those Media members who wish to be deceived that Republicans are the real moderates on Abortion unlike those Evil Democrats who murder live-born babies.  And now Donald John Traitor Trump who has bragged repeatedly in rallies across the Nation that he destroyed Roe v. Wade has pivoted to he's the moderate on Abortion.  But, because the Media is absolutely beholden to making Republican lies palatable to Americans they will simply cover Republicans lies as a BothSides disagree.

I should make it clear that it's not all just smoke & mirrors to delude Americans, there is a large segment of this country who absolutely believe women who get abortions are murderers and deserve to be arrested.  They also believe that anyone who provides assistance; be that the doctor performing the procedure, the hospital where it occurred, the company which manufactures devices, the taxi driver who provides transport, also deserve to be arrested.  What has always been clear when it comes to abortion is Republicans absolutely seek to place people under their bigoted control.

There are apparently still a large number of conservative Women who don't believe elected Republicans will treat them as walking baby incubators with little to no rights under Law, recall the US Constitution doesn't mention women and doesn't prohibit discrimination against women.  I can't say they are in for an awakening because they simply believe their position in the Patriarchy will spare them and will thus continue to vote for Republicans.

Right now we have a grossly tuned Police State but, put Stephen Miller and Kash Patel and Ken Paxton in charge and they will readily fine-tune it to track, corral and arrest every abortion-seeking slut, every abortionist, every abortion conspirator, everyone who provides materials, every manufacturer, and anyone else they deem to be guilty.  Republicans will use the Awesome power of the State, and the many facets of government intrusion to monitor, document, arrest, prosecute, and enslave Women and anyone tangentially associated with abortion.

For instance, using the precedent of DUI checkpoints and seatbelt enforcement zones, Republicans in many States will forcibly pull women from cars and administer roadside transvaginal exams and pregnancy tests.  
History & Legality of DUI Checkpoints 
State Police v. Sitz, 496 U.S 444 (1990) with the Supreme Court ruled that these sobriety checkpoints were in accordance with the Fourth Amendment in terms of reasonable search and seizure.
Freedom of Movement and 4th Amedment protections won't apply because of the human the dirty slut is illegally transporting.  Suspect Women will be arrested and incarcerated in a Stephen Miller Concentration Camp until she gives birth, the vehicle will be towed and impounded (Ka-Ching!), the driver and any other occupants will be taken into custody, photographed and fingerprinted, all this will be made public knowledge (it is a government action after all) and be subject to lawsuits from improperly named groups like the Susan B. Anthony Women's Rights Foundation or Thomas More Dead Women Society.

24/7 Surveillance is Freedom 
Additionally, a lot of people are unaware of all the tools the Republicans can not wait to unleash on Abortionists. The Flock Camera system will be utilized to track the movements of known and unidentified abortion conspirators.  Like all things in the creeping Police State, the big splash page for Flock is "Eliminate Crime in Your Community", because the non-stop Media sensationalist coverage of CRIME! has made white people insane and as conservatives always warn made them trade their Liberty for the semblance of Security.

And thus Republicans will simply re-task The Flock Camera System to build the database they need to round-up and incarcerate the Abortionists.

And in States that still allow abortion we will find Rightwing sicko Judges from Republican areas issuing injunctions, stays, and Nationwide arrest warrants to enforce their beliefs across state line to stop women from getting their medical care.

The threat of lawsuits will curtail American corporations from making and shipping abortion related supplies.  The threat of arrest has already curtailed Hospitals and Doctors from providing care.

And failing all these "legal methods" roving gangs of rightwing panty-sniffing perverts will conduct low intensity terrorist attacks on facilities, individuals, and their homes.  These, of course, won't be investigated by the local or state police because you don't investigate your family, friends, or yourself. 

And, this post is already too long because I haven't gotten to Missouri Republicans declaring their intent to charge women with murder or the effort by rightwing groups to use the 1873 Comstock Act to create a National Ban on Abortion or the multiple Republican state efforts to eliminate birth control and dissolve no-fault divorce.  Republicans hate Women and seek to enslave them because... that... is... what... MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN means.

But, fret not the Corporate Media is furiously trying to figure out what message will allow Republicans to weather this current outrage from these little ladies and help Republicans get elected in 24!  Expect a lot of white women to vote Republican and happily reintroduce Slavery to America.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Republicans hate America 14: The Hunter Biden fiasco was always a Fraud

I wrote in April this year that the unbelievable pressure Republicans and their complaiant media dogs are putting on Hunter Biden is with one goal in mind;  To Kill Him.  It appears Hunter Biden agrees with my conclusion;

He also described being doxed – having his personal information and address published – by the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post, which led to Trump supporters wearing Maga hats shouting through bullhorns outside his house while his wife was eight months pregnant.

“They published a description of where you could stand to see through the floor-to-ceiling windows,” Biden said, which he said drove him and his wife to move into hiding in the middle of the night. He said Maga supporters later brought a “30ft digital billboard on a flatbed truck” and parked it in front of his house.

Describing how Roger Stone, working for Richard Nixon, successfully discredited the wife of the Democratic primary candidate Edmund Muskie – “they labelled her a drunkard” – in order to help Nixon win a comfortable victory in the 1972 presidential election, Biden said, “The times have changed but the players have not,” noting that Stone was a key adviser to Donald Trump.

“They decided that the one way in which they would be able to certainly just undermine my dad’s confidence and ability to continue to campaign and move forward – particularly after the death of my brother – [was] to think that he could lose his son that he just had regained from an almost-death, through addiction,” he said.“And so they just began to attack, and attack, and attack. And you know, addiction provides for a lot of openings for people.”

Biden said he believes the attempts to discredit him are in the hopes that he will relapse.

Republican policy consists solely of Trolling

That last line absolutely describes the campaign by Republican scumbags, villains, and criminals who've decided since they can't govern, they will turn the US government into a vehicle of destruction and the weaponization of the Department of Justice is what they will devote all their energies towards.  Republicans have always obscured their plans and feelings by accusing the Democrats of those actions Republicans are themselves engaged in.  This is also known as EAIAC.

Republicans can not govern, have no interest in policy, have no political agenda, hate the American people, and seek to fundamentally destroy the United States.

Now you might think Hunter Biden is a loser or a scummy opportunist.  I however do not.  Hunter Biden checks multiple traumatic events under the ACEs and has fallen victim to the fastest growing disease which also garners the least sympathy in America; Addiction.  No private citizen has ever faced such a coordinated campaign off lies, innuendoes, attacks in Congressional hearings, and outright interference in the justice system.  Trump and the MAGA scum were so angry over the plea deal Hunter and his attorney agreed to that they bullied and threatened the Judge and special counsel David Weiss (a Trump appointee) into issuing a new indictment over tax irregularities.  If his name wasn't Hunter Biden, there'd never be this level of scrutiny over unpaid taxes, recall how Trump claimed not paying his taxes made him smart and how the MAGA Horde sagely nodded yes, of course and furiously applauded him.

It's aboot Ethics in Laptop Journalism!
As for the Rudy Ghouliani crafted "Laptop from Hell" there never was a legal chain-of-custody which would survive the simplest evidentiary scrutiny or open court testimony and that's why every rightwing troglodyte from Rudy himself to Glenn Greenwald relied upon their histrionic Faux News appearances to hype it. I'm confident that whatever operative was tasked with hacking Hunter's iCloud account, downloaded the cloud contents, images, and emails and then added those grotesque images purporting to be child porn as well as "incriminating emails" and other electronic documents.

And in reality, Republicans know they have no real evidence of anything.  Republicans rely on their ignorance of their drones, the contrived gullibility of the Corporate Media, the coordinated talking points of rightwing liars, and the aloof indifference of young people to advance their lies and conspiracies.

So, when Hunter Biden and his attorney Abbe Lowell said okay, Hunter will testify in public before the Republican tribunal because, 

We have seen you use closed- door sessions to manipulate, even distort the facts and misinform the public. We therefore propose opening the door.

every Republican and rightwing propagandist suddenly discovered they'd rather he'd not.  

For instance, Michele Tafoya, who suffered a CTE injury by proxy while covering the NFL for ESPN,  called for secret tribunals sometimes referred to as "Star Chambers" because an open hearing would allow Hunter Biden to present his side;

Yeah, that would be interesting. But I agree that — I prefer hearings to be done behind closed doors because I think that they actually get to the heart of the matter and they get some truth and they can ask questions without preening for the camera, without all the grandstanding. That is my preference.   
And for Abbe Lowell, his attorney, to say, well, you all use that to misinform and to distort the facts.  We want the closed-door one first. And I think that’s totally, totally appropriate. Hunter Biden would love nothing more than to sit, have cameras pointed at him and try to generate the narrative that he wants to form.

"We" want a closed-door one first because it's "totally appropriate" that "We" get too claim all sorts of bullshit was uncovered about the Biden Crime Family but oh sorry we can't share that totally real and absolutely true information because it was behind closed doors sorry.

 The Republican Party really has nothing to offer the American people, but hatred, fear, and bile.  Republicans hate the Untied States and don't want to let We, the People live our lives outside their bigoted control.  As for Hunter Biden, I wish him luck and strength he's the Tip of Spear fighting these evil Republican Bastards;

“One of the reasons why I’m gonna survive this – and I’m gonna survive it clean and sober – is because I am not gonna let these motherfuckers use me as just another example of why people in recovery are never gonna be OK, never to be trusted, they’re all degenerates – I’m just not gonna let that happen.”