One of Trump’s pimps says the GOUSA must have only one religion


Of course it will have to be a “state religion” and idjits like Trump should run the state and pick out the religion!

Later Saturday, Josh Mandel, Ohio’s treasurer and a U.S. Senate candidate, tweeted, “We stand with General Flynn.”

Flynn has repeatedly garnered attention this year for making controversial statements…He received backlash in July after joking about finding “somebody in Washington, D.C,” while holding an AR-15. Just a few months later, he appeared to call for a coup similar to the one in Myanmar, where the country’s military seized power and overtook the democratically elected government in February, to take place in the U.S.

The nutballs are getting ready to celebrate their own versions of traditional American holidays. Everything from Thanksgiving to Hannakuh and Christmas will end up looking like Halloween…produced and directed by the former Nutball-President.

Trump and his pimps deliberately interfered with the CDC response to coronavirus


Looking on in disbelief at incompetence in action

The Trump administration repeatedly interfered with efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year to issue warnings and guidance about the evolving coronavirus pandemic, six current and former health officials told congressional investigators in recent interviews.

The new information, including statements from former White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx, confirms prior reporting and offers additional detail on how the pandemic response unfolded at the highest levels of government.

“Our intention was certainly to get the public’s attention about the likelihood … that it was going to spread and that we thought that there was a high risk that it would be disruptive,” Messonnier told the panel in an Oct. 8 interview. But her public warning led to private reprimands, including from then-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, she said…

Other officials detailed why the CDC held no news briefings between March 9 and May 29, 2020, in the earliest days of the pandemic, effectively muzzling the scientific agency as the coronavirus spread rapidly across the United States.

If you’re one of the politicians handpicked to support the worst president in American History, you certainly don’t want experts allowed to speak out while the health and safety of the nation was being abused, destroyed by incompetence and ignorance.

“Mitch McConnell will live in infamy as Trump’s principal enabler…a shameful but fitting epitaph”

The title of this piece, above, is a quote from McConnell’s once-admiring biographer, John David Dyche…(who) has recanted the accolades he once bestowed in his 2009 book, “Republican Leader.”


Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

If condemning Trump while acquitting him was meant to thread a needle to broker peace in the GOP, it hasn’t worked. The insurrection is now celebrated in many corners of the Republican Party. And Trump, who has never forgiven McConnell for certifying the election, has lashed out time and again…

Scott Jennings, a former campaign adviser to McConnell, said understanding his former boss, and the relationship with Trump, entails a “psychological study about how what each of these two guys think is the point of politics.”

“Trump’s motivation is personal, maybe to become president again, get revenge of people who wronged him. It’s not ‘did we enact stuff,’ but ‘did we glorify Trump?’ ” Jennings said.

McConnell’s motivation, Jennings said, “is impersonal. It’s only to win back the Senate for the purpose of enacting Republican stuff or blocking Democrat stuff, because without control, we can’t do anything. And if you didn’t do any of those things, then you failed.”

More than a half-century after he first arrived at the Capitol as an intern, McConnell has spent much of his life as a political shape-shifter, molding himself to fit the moment, from moderate to conservative, from reformer to anti-reformer, fighting against Democrats on one side and Trumpists on the other. He is said by many who know him to be especially concerned about his legacy, and that brings his story full circle. In the end, his decisions to help Trump avoid a Senate conviction and to stop new voting protections may be his most consequential and, to his critics, his most troubling acts.

To me, McConnell is the ultimate Congressional politician. Obviously the folks who re-elect him think so, too. He stinks on ice. The best living example of an unprincipled Washington politician. Getting his own, getting ahead, willing to change positions that should be principled, iron-clad, not for sale. And, yes, the voters who return him to office…are as guilty of unprincipled self-delusion and a belief in power for its own sake.

RightWing Sheriffs believe they can TRUMP state and federal government

• The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) is an anti-government extremist group whose primary purpose is to recruit sheriffs into the anti-government “patriot” movement.

• CSPOA is led by Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff who gained celebrity on the right in the 1990s after suing to overturn a prominent gun control measure, the Brady Law, especially after the Supreme Court ruled largely in his favor.

• The central tenet of CSPOA, borrowed from the anti-government extremist sovereign citizen movement, is that the county sheriff is the ultimate authority in the county, able to halt enforcement of any federal or state law or measure they deem unconstitutional.

• Mack primarily marketed this (false) claim as a way to oppose gun control measures, but in 2020-21, he has also used it to exploit anger and frustration over federal and state measures to combat Covid-19.

RTFA. In fact, there are a couple of in-depth analyses of these blivets and their rightwing drivel. Roughly equivalent in ideology and membership to comparable proto-fascist organizations ranging from the John Birch Society to the KKK.

WSJ publishes Trump lies without a disclaimer – when they know better

The Wall Street Journal faced backlash Wednesday for publishing a letter to the editor from former President Donald Trump filled with demonstrably false claims about the 2020 election.

He…provided a bulleted list of “examples” of voter fraud in Pennsylvania to support his claims, relying repeatedly on data from Audit the Vote PA, an organization that has no real experience in assessing elections and has promoted unsubstantiated claims of fraud.

Multiple audits into the state’s 2020 election results affirmed the vote count, and numerous lawsuits challenging the results failed in court. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in Pennsylvania or any other state’s election.

The Wall Street Journal published Trump’s letter without noting these facts. The former president was deplatformed from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites earlier this year after spreading disinformation about the election for months and inciting a mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol to try and overturn the results.

You can always tell when Trump is lying. His lips are moving.

As TV News puts it…”This story is ongoing”

The FBI is conducting “law enforcement activity” at the Washington, DC, home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an FBI spokesman.

The activity is connected to a federal investigation out of New York, the spokesperson said, but could not provide any more information. A source familiar with the matter said the investigation has been “ongoing” but also provided no further details…

Deripaska was sanctioned by the US back in 2018 in response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Treasury Department statement announcing the sanctions said he had been investigated for “money laundering, and has been accused of threatening lives of business rivals, illegally wiretapping a government official, and taking part in extortion and racketeering.” Earlier this year, Deripaska lost a lawsuit to have the sanctions lifted…

Deripaska has rejected any link to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election that [Robert] Mueller investigated.

Deripaska once loaned [Paul Manafort] $10 million, according to court filings from Mueller’s investigation. [Trump’s campaign manager] Manafort was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for bank and tax fraud and foreign lobbying-related crimes, but received a pardon last fall from President Donald Trump.

Which is to be expected from the corrupt aiding the corrupt. No doubt, the same would be a promise given to Republicans convicted over the next few years…if and when the Populist Pimp runs, again, in 2024.

Are your Republican neighbors planning to kill you?


Article by Michelle H. Davis

…I made a new Tik Tok account intending to get over to the right-wing side of the platform…The more I dug and the further I tailored my FYP, the more shocking the content became. Although I don’t think they have given it a name, I’m pretty sure I curated my Tik Tok feed to #DomesticTerroristTok.

It didn’t take long to find hundreds of videos where these Trumpers and so-called patriots were hanging black American flags…

According to the people on Tik Tok and the Sun (British tabloid), the black American flag originated in the civil war and was flown by the Confederates…It means that they will not surrender, will not take prisoners, and are willing to die for their cause. It means they will execute their enemies.

Who are their enemies? Pretty much any non-Conservative. You know, Democrats, Liberals, LGBTQ, BIPOC, and the vaccinated…They think that the Covid vaccine will change your DNA and turn you into something unhuman.

The LooneyTunes types ready to march for Trump and Bannon would be laughable if we didn’t have to worry about the violence some of these folks consider justified and legitimate.

Trump’s fraudit election lies about Arizona are unchanged. Of course.

If we lived in an America where facts mattered, and shame was still a thing, the pratfall of the Cyber-Ninja “audit” in Arizona would dampen the momentum of the Trumpist “stop the steal” movement.

In an America where facts mattered, the finding of the GOP-backed “audit” that, yes, indeed, President Joe Biden won Arizona — by an even larger margin than originally reported — would be a colossal embarrassment for the grifters and scammers of the Trump world. It would an egg-on-their-faces moment for the ages.

But we don’t live in that America, because if facts mattered, we wouldn’t be where we are now. For the boosters of the “big lie,” the Arizona audit flop was not even a speed bump. And that should tell us a great deal about this moment in U.S. politics.

In the wake of the report, some Republicans urged a return to sanity. “When it comes to the audit, like the three audits that preceded it, it’s now over,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said on Twitter. “The outcome stands and the 2020 election in Arizona is over.”

But there is zero chance of that in the Trumpified GOP.

RTFA. Some of these folks are regular Americans. Self-deluded True Believers. Some are ready to fight for Trump as they would have for Hitler. Like the Republican candidate who says, “Execute all involved. #MaricopaCountyFraud.” History does repeat itself all too often. Especially the violent bits. That’s what a BIG LIE strategy was invented for.

Professional killers have a new weapon as an option

Iran’s top nuclear scientist woke up an hour before dawn, as he did most days, to study Islamic philosophy before his day began…

Iran’s intelligence service had warned him of a possible assassination plot, but the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, had brushed it off…Israel had wanted to kill him for at least 14 years. But there had been so many threats and plots that he no longer paid them much attention.

Reports of a Killing

Friday, Nov.27th, 2020…The news reports from Iran that afternoon were confusing, contradictory and mostly wrong.

Several Iranian news organizations reported that the assassin was a killer robot, and that the entire operation was conducted by remote control. These reports directly contradicted the supposedly eyewitness accounts of a gun battle between teams of assassins and bodyguards and reports that some of the assassins had been arrested or killed.

Except this time there really was a killer robot…it was also the debut test of a high-tech, computerized sharpshooter kitted out with artificial intelligence and multiple-camera eyes, operated via satellite and capable of firing 600 rounds a minute…

The entire operation took less than a minute. Fifteen bullets were fired.

Iranian investigators noted that not one of them hit Ms. Ghasemi, seated inches away, accuracy that they attributed to the use of facial recognition software…

Hamed Fakhrizadeh was at the family home in Absard when he received a distress call from his mother. He arrived within minutes to what he described as a scene of “full-on war.”…

“It was not a simple terrorist attack for someone to come and fire a bullet and run,” he said later on state television. “His assassination was far more complicated than what you know and think. He was unknown to the Iranian public, but he was very well known to those who are the enemy of Iran’s development.”

For some few, murder is the tool of choice for those who fail at politics. There’s probably some cowboy rhetoric that would provide the same defense of assassination. It would be equally popular in Israel or the United States.

Regardless, it is likely that the number of such nations continues to narrow with equivalent shrinking in the number of those who prefer guns over butter, profits over peace.