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7 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

You're being too kind, Kathy.

The Trumpsters in the GOP today are acting more like kindergartners.

Minutes After Being Censured, Gosar Retweets Offending Ocasio-Cortez Video

https://www.newsweek.com/minutes-after-being-censured-rep-gosar-retweets-offending-aoc-video-1650542

Gosar needs to be removed from office. I guess the present legal mechanism to accomplish that is for voters in his district to put in someone else.  I hope they do. 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Benjamin Cole said:

Gosar needs to be removed from office. I guess the present legal mechanism to accomplish that is for voters in his district to put in someone else.  I hope they do.

Ben,

     It looks like Trump and the GOP are rallying around Paul Gosar today.

     Can't make this stuff up... 🤕

Trump endorses Gosar as Republicans rally around the lawmaker who posted an anime video of himself killing a colleague

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gosar-house-censure-republicans/2021/11/18/cb6c1396-4888-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html

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2 hours ago, W. Niederhut said:

Ben,

     It looks like Trump and the GOP are rallying around Paul Gosar today.

     Can't make this stuff up... 🤕

Trump endorses Gosar as Republicans rally around the lawmaker who posted an anime video of himself killing a colleague

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gosar-house-censure-republicans/2021/11/18/cb6c1396-4888-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html

W.-

Trump never stops at stupid.

However, the fact that Trump is an unlikable character is separate from whether the Steele Dossier is entirely fraudulent (which it was), or whether there were federal infiltrators and plants in the Jan. 6 scrum (Merrick Garland refuses to say, citing sources and methods). 

And no matter how loathsome Trump is, should that make Liz Cheney the new Donk heroine? Well, evidently, yes, according to the M$M. I don't buy it.  

 

 

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Ben,

      Look at what Liz Cheney is up against in the GOP at present... 😨

      I admit that I may be a bit paranoid about what I perceive as a serious threat of right wing Trump-ist fascism in America, but I think January 6th was only one manifestation of a more serious, systemic American disease.

Lunatic Taylor Greene Threatens 'Civil War' Over Biden's Agenda

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Wednesday raised the possibility of a "civil war" if Republicans help President Joe Biden pass his Build Back Better agenda.

crooksandliars.com/2021/11/marjorie-taylor-greene-price-blood

November 17, 2021

Donald Trump Continues to Stoke a Domestic Terrorism Movement
The ex-president is pushing his most brazen lie yet about the January 6 insurrection

www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/11/trump-domestic-terrorism-january-6/
 

November 18, 2021

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W.-

The M$M-Donk-'Phant-national-secutity-state blob wanted to axe Trumpers in their crib, and the Trumpers were stupid enough to hand over an axe. 

Still, ask yourself, why is the issue always Trump and not the $1 trillion the US will spend this year on DoD-VA? Why is M$M militating for more police state powers, censorship and surveillance?

From reading the M$M, did you know that not even one shot would be fired at 70,000 Taliban taking over Afghanistan, in a nation of 40 million?  

And another point to ponder: OK, we do not know if there were federal instigators or provovateurs in the 1.6 scrum, or why the 6,000 Capitol Police and Metro Police stood down that day. 

Whether you are Donk or 'Phant, red-blue, left-right, don't you want to know? 

So the only guy to even ask the question of whether there were federal assets in the scrum 1.6 was a GOP Congressman I never heard of before, Massey, and AG Merrick Garland refused to answer the question. 

And this is a big yawn for the M$M.

Verily, the Trumpers are not a better option to the Donks-'Phants-M$M blob.

I wish there was a better option. 

 

 

 

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On 11/18/2021 at 4:41 PM, Matt Allison said:

I've now had 3 shots of the Moderna MRNA vaccine, the strongest one offered. Best thing I've done in years and I feel perfect.

Anti-vaxxers have cognitive issues and I hope they get the help they need.

Got my booster shot today.  If they don't, less of them to vote?

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3 hours ago, Benjamin Cole said:

W.-

The M$M-Donk-'Phant-national-secutity-state blob wanted to axe Trumpers in their crib, and the Trumpers were stupid enough to hand over an axe. 

Au contraire, Ben.  The Trump DHS axed surveillance of right wing/white supremacist domestic terrorism, (which increased significantly in response to Trump's "stochastic terrorist" demagoguery after 2015.)  And Trump's people were stilling running the DHS (and FBI) on January 6th.

Still, ask yourself, why is the issue always Trump and not the $1 trillion the US will spend this year on DoD-VA? Why is M$M militating for more police state powers, censorship and surveillance?

Those of us who are progressive Democrats have opposed our bloated U.S. military spending for decades.  Bernie is trying to cut the DOD budget currently, God bless him.

From reading the M$M, did you know that not even one shot would be fired at 70,000 Taliban taking over Afghanistan, in a nation of 40 million?  

From what I have read, the Afghan Army began surrendering to the Taliban en masse throughout the country after Trump and Pompeo signed their peace deal with the Taliban last year.

And another point to ponder: OK, we do not know if there were federal instigators or provovateurs in the 1.6 scrum, or why the 6,000 Capitol Police and Metro Police stood down that day. 

Whether you are Donk or 'Phant, red-blue, left-right, don't you want to know? 

Certainly.  We need Trump's records-- including his communiques with Chris Miller, Wray, et.al.  We do know that the Capitol Police were specifically told to target Antifa on January 6th-- not the Trumpsters.

So the only guy to even ask the question of whether there were federal assets in the scrum 1.6 was a GOP Congressman I never heard of before, Massey, and AG Merrick Garland refused to answer the question. 

We need to hear from Wray, Trump's FBI Director, about any informants he had in the ranks of the insurrectionists, and why any intel did not result in appropriate Capitol security.  I've made this point to you several times.   As for Garland, I'm guessing that he is being appropriately circumspect about ongoing investigations.

And this is a big yawn for the M$M.

They are focused on the emerging facts about Eastman, Ellis, Bannon, and Trump's Willard Hotel command center, as well they should be.

Verily, the Trumpers are not a better option to the Donks-'Phants-M$M blob.

I wish there was a better option. 

The GOP was bought by the "misanthropic libertarian" Koch Machine after 2009.  Their agenda is to continuing cutting taxes for their billionaire base and to cut  health, education, and welfare benefits for the public.  They also want corporate deregulation, including limits on environmental protection and climate change mitigation.

It's false equivalence to imagine that the Trump/Koch GOP today and the progressive Democrats have anything in common.  They don't.

 

 

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, W. Niederhut said:

 

I wish I could share your enthusiam for the M$M-Donks-'Phants-Deep State of today. But I do not. 

Bernie Sanders has moments, but has also been cowed by the PC crowd.  Besides, he is on the sidelines. 

Like I say, I found it liberating to shuck off Donk-'Phant loyalties, red-blue, left- right, etc. 

Who would start a war first----Hillary Clinton or Liz Cheney? I don't know.  Who would protect my right to have an opinion? Again, I do not know.  Probably neither. 

Who would authorize infiltration and spying on groups I might belong to, and groundless politically-based prosecutions?

Both. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ha, I can assure you that no Dem is a fan of Liz Cheney's political stances. Not even remotely. As Bill Maher put it, "Her dad is Darth Vader."

But supporting our Constitution and democracy isn't a political stance, it's an American stance, and that is why we're glad she supports the Select Committee formed by the House.

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On 11/18/2021 at 7:51 PM, W. Niederhut said:

      Speaking of Trump/GOP kindergartners, has anyone else noticed the disturbing resemblance between Donald Trump and the protagonist, Oskar Matzerath, in Volker Schlondorff's 1979 film, The Tin Drum, based on Gunter Grass's novel, Die Blechtrommel?

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Can't make this stuff up, folks...  😧

Donald Trump Jr. Endorses Sending AR-15 To Kyle Rittenhouse

Donald Trump's son urged people to support gun lobbying group Gun Owners of America's "award" for the teenager.
 
November 20, 2021
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5 minutes ago, David Andrews said:

Yeah. A defense attorney friend of mine had this to say, which I agree with:

“This case was about one defendant in one set of facts. It is not about anything else, and should not be painted as such. A serious jury deliberated, reached a verdict and delivered it. It should be respected and not made a stalking horse for the brazen claims of either side.”

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