As night follows day…

Like every political sound from the lips of Bannon – or Trump – fraud, deceit, lies are never missing. Any serious scholar of history classifies what they are trying to start as a “counter-revolution”. Fascism is not a step forward. It carries us in a stream of offal, blood and death, back into obedience to authoritarian violence. An end to democracy.

Barn door closed after break-in; but, plenty of heat waiting for any fools who wish to try, again!


Not a bad bivouacIgor Bobic/HuffPost

It’s been one week since a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, and security looks very different now than it did on that deadly day.

Hundreds of armed National Guard members were inside the halls of Congress amid reports of expected violence leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

As lawmakers debated and voted on an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, battle-ready National Guard troops were camped out amongst the artwork in the Capitol Rotunda, as well as in the Capitol Visitor Center. Many spent the night huddled together sleeping on the marble floors of the building.

Our primo researcher brought together a number of articles which – taken together – interweave a truly informative dialectic of journalism. As a nation, we have only seen the beginning of a ostensibly populist gang which would love to find itself in the style of putsch so beloved of Nazis in the 1930’s.

This article from HuffPost is already slightly out of date. Published number for National Guards by Inauguration Day is now up to 20,000. The FBI, NSA, local coppers have pretty much admitted their dance card was empty from listening to the wrong music. They thought they knew everything about the insurrection. They were wrong. The racism of American policing from bottom to top is still THEIR biggest problem.

Anyway, you have the link above. Here are more:

“Some GOP lawmakers ‘afraid for their lives’ if they vote to impeach, congressman says”

“Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq War veteran, on Monday demanded the Pentagon investigate allegations that troops and military retirees played a role in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.”

“National Guardsmen briefed on IED threat to Capitol : The briefing comes as the Guard plans a massive show of force to prevent violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.”

“National Guard presence in D.C. swells to 20,000 ahead of inauguration : The strong level of protection comes after last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol.”

Unthinkable? Not anymore.


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Large corporations and their lobbyists usually try to steer clear of messy political fights. Companies prefer to work behind the scenes, giving money to both political parties and quietly influencing tax policy, spending and regulation.

But President Trump’s effort to overturn the result of the presidential election — and the violent attack on Congress by his supporters — has created a dilemma for many companies. A growing number have decided that they are, at least for now, not willing to support members of Congress who backed Trump’s efforts to change the election result and promoted lies about election fraud.

Over the weekend, several large companies — Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Commerce Bancshares — announced a suspension of donations to members of Congress who voted against election certification. Yesterday, the list expanded to Amazon, AT&T, Comcast, Airbnb, Mastercard, Verizon and Dow, the chemical company. Hallmark has even asked for its money back from two of the senators who opposed certification, Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall.

And that last addition to corporations walking away from Trump continues to include more of the Republican members of Congress who backed that fool on the way to his attempted coup. RTFA. Please.

We’re getting a politico on the payroll to keep an eye on UFO’s

When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs.

No, really…

It should…describe in detail “an interagency process for ensuring timely data collection and centralized analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting for the Federal Government” and designate an official responsible for that process…

The submitted report should be unclassified, the committee said, though it can contain a classified annex.

1. My position on UFO’s is unchanged. Especially in light of the behavior of Looney Tunes like Trump. Given the science required for travel between solar systems much less galaxies, why would we expect species that advanced to want to deal with human beings?

2. If the choice of political hack falls before Trump leaves, we only get someone the Fake President can beat on the golf course. Daffy Duck, maybe?