Bannon, post-conviction, lays out “polite threats” to Democrats

Steve Bannon lashed out at the House January 6 committee hours after being found guilty of contempt of Congress on Friday.

Speaking to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Bannon warned committee staffers that Republicans would have their own committee if they returned to power.

“We have to have a real January 6 committee, including to get to the staffers now and see about the lies and misrepresentations they put on the national television to defame people,” Bannon said…

Bannon said a Republican January 6 committee would look at “intelligence failures, FBI involvement, DHS involvement, the intelligence services, what happened to the Pentagon and the National Guard…”

As for Bannon’s blather … regardless of many displays of the facts he denies … the True Believers in Republican ranks who think the sun shines out Trump’s butt will believe anything they are told by their Fearless Leaders. NO CHANGE THERE.

The electoral, political and ethical struggle will take all the courage and devotion to truth that Democrats can muster. A wish that applies equally to the numbers who find no need or interest in either category of the 2-party lockstep surrounding political discourse in the patriot game. Still…a good time to join hands.

Mysteries abound in Brink’s truck stop gems and gold heist

In the early hours of July 11, two armed guards left their Brink’s big rig, giving a gang of thieves a 27-minute window to make the huge snatch, its total value still a mystery. Estimates range from $10 million to $100 million…

How much the thieves netted during the 2 a.m. snatch is hotly debated. Brink’s said it was less than $10 million based on the insurance. A federal law enforcement source and some associated with the International Gem and Jewelry Show world said the total appears to be closer to $100 million…

The crime didn’t match the usual definition of a heist because it did not involve a robbery so much as stealth burglary

FBI agents and sheriff’s major crimes investigators have scoured the Flying J truck stop off the 5 for clues…The Flying J Travel Center is open 24 hours a day on Frazier Mountain Park Road and includes a Dunkin’ Donuts Express and a Wendy’s with space for 47 trucks. Truck-stop cargo thefts, according to insurance industry underwriters, are relatively common. But data on U.S. truck-stop cargo thefts between 2012 and 2018 showed only one theft in Lebec.

Hope the coffee break was tasty. I wouldn’t lay blame on the drivers/guards. Long haul trucking is tough enough. Rest, refreshment stops are just about mandatory. Wonder if Brink’s see it that way.