Jan. 6 Rioters Peeling Away from Trump

June 4, 2021

By Karen

But first, a trailer for the Anthony Bourdain HBO documentary, Roadrunner, debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival June 11, in theaters July 16…

At 1:59, see a nanosecond of Tony in a red sports car with a brunette whose identity I can only suspect. The more her existence gets erased, the more heinously criminal I believe her involvement in his final days. Call me the suspicious type.

Now, to the present…

The FBI has rounded up roughly 500 Capitol rioters. Those with clean records are getting slapped wrists. But the violent ones caught on camera face felonies and promise to be great entertainment at their trials.

FYI, here’s a Justice Department list of everyone arrested and charged. Another list at Insider.com includes personal details on the perps.

The minute TV cameras stopped rolling, Trump forgot these people exist. Without presidential pardons, desperate defense lawyers are floating, “My client is too stupid to live.”

If we didn’t have such a woke culture, they’d be calling their clients the “R” word.

Defense places all blame on Trump, his enablers and Fox “News” for dishing out a diet of lies to ignorant dupes, and claims they bear as much responsibility as the rioters.

Essentially, defense hopes to thread a needle with an elephant. They can’t go all-out and declare their clients mentally incompetent, because that lets Trump and Fox slither off the hook. Instead, the rioters were relentlessly attacked by incendiary rhetoric and finally succumbed on January 6.

Prosecutors are going to love destroying this argument.

As convicted rioters begin marching off to prison, MAGA cultists who stayed home 1/6 but still believe the Big Lie are left no choice but to wonder where their own willingness to continue eating Trump-Fox garbage may lead.

Rioter Anthony Antonio (the guy who screamed nonsensically about it being 1776), has said: “I kind of sound like an idiot now saying it, but my faith was in him [Trump].”

Antonio’s lawyer Joseph Hurley explained, “You can catch this disease.” Misinformation “is not a defense. It’s not. But it will be brought up to say: This is why he was there. Because he was a dumbass and believed what he heard on Fox News.”

I would add, and because he probably flunked history.

Footnote: Antonio has never voted in a presidential election, so he had no skin in the game.

With a pandemic fresh in their minds, MAGA cultists who hear these dipshits called, by their own lawyers, dumbasses who caught “Big Lie Disease” may realize they’re also infected.

Who needs COVID or masks when you can ingest toxic lies from your TV until your brain mush no longer comprehends that a guy who gets the fewest votes is the LOSER?

The lawyer for “QAnon shaman” Jacob Chansley claims repeated exposure to lies overwhelmed Chansley’s ability to discern reality (and fashion, obviously)…

Photo: Saul Loeb - AFP - GettyImages

Although I despise them, I don’t think all cultists are 100% evil — they’re ignorant. They’ll get the shock of their lives when the trials reveal exactly how Trump and Fox have twisted their sad little minds.

Defections are happening already. On Memorial Day in Florida, Trump falsely claimed “thousands” of boaters waved Trump flags on parade. WTSP in Tampa Bay reported

Just north of the former president’s residence at Mar-a-Lago, “Trump 2024” flags waved in the wind as dozens of boats took to the water.

Two days later, Trump pulled the plug on his 29-day-old From the Desk of blog to “put it out of its misery” (his words) because few were reading.

Trump’s ability to spread poison is waning. His mental faculties are more often discussed than his positions on anything, especially since his delusion that he’ll regain power in August. He’s making no major personal appearances with press allowed. The great showman who lives to feed off crowds like an energy vampire will be babbling remotely via Jumbotron at a Wisconsin rally on June 12.

Rioters’ trials condemning the “Foxitis” contagion and Trump’s growing inability to hide his dementia should thin the cult. Treasonous Republicans still courting Trump’s dwindling base may find themselves like Wile E. Coyote come reelection…

BONUS: Searching YouTube, I came upon this golden oldie cat video that still makes me laugh. In the original version, these cats were meowing at each other. Then someone gave them dialogue…


Just Once, Could a “Bombshell” Report NOT Conclude the Obvious?

March 1, 2021

By Karen

So last week, at a cost of ??? millions of taxpayer $$$, our intelligence agencies released a report that revealed…

Oh, wait, are you sitting down? Do you think your heart is strong enough to stand the shock? Well, OK, if you’re sure, here it is:

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved (you may gasp here) the brutal murder, dismemberment and poofing (nary a fingernail has ever been found) of U.S. resident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi because MBS was butt-hurt that Khashoggi was critical of his country.

Like every other crime during the Trump years, from Day One we knew exactly who had to be behind this. What pisses me off is I haven’t seen a word addressing why Trump and sonny-boy Jared Kushner continued to cozy up to MBS like their BFF.

Photo: EA Worldview

In particular, I want to know — to the PENNY — how much largesse in the aftermath of Khashoggi’s death MBS lavished on Kushner for his unwavering devotion.

As with everything else Trump has befouled, Biden must clean up this mess and hold MBS to account, for whatever that’s worth, because it’s all moot at this point.

Yet again, Trump and Kush face no penalty for abetting a murder because Trump made sure he left our federal justice system a smoldering ruin that lacks the manpower or will to go after him.

It makes me wish I lived in France. They just nailed their former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and sentenced him to a year in prison, with two more years suspended.

What galls me is that the charges Sarkozy got convicted on sound like a typical day in the Oval Office for Trump. But since Trump and Bill Barr made our Justice Department an extension of their own criminality, Trump’s probably laughing his ass off that Sarkozy was dumb enough to get caught.

CATS WORKING PREDICTION TIME…

Congress is yakking about establishing a “9/11-style” commission to investigate the January 6 sacking of the Capitol. Naturally, Trump’s Treason Cult (a.k.a. Republicans) are clamoring to make it partisan, with an equal number of their ilk on board so they can sabotage it to a fare-thee-well.

Should that commission happen — and let’s face it, it will because it allows Congress kick that can into the gutter and keep traitors like Hawley and Cruz in their midst for another year or two — it should have NO politicians, just impartial, experienced investigators who will uncover nothing but the facts.

I know, what have I been smoking, right?

But I’m going to leap ahead and potentially save years and ??? millions of taxpayer $$$ by revealing what the 1/6/21 report will conclude, right here, right now. Ready?

Someone in the White House — on Trump’s direct order — commanded someone at the Pentagon to do NOTHING on January 6 and let the riot run its course. Trump was super-stoked because he’d been hyping on Twitter for weeks how “wild” that day was going to be. He’d even erected a tent on the White House grounds to host his pre-riot party.

Trump was jonesing to see how high his speech would jack his cult, and how far they’d go to show their fealty. Then he’d watch it all on TV live as it happened. The more people they murdered on camera, the better.

Photo: 4029tv.com

Having more police or the National Guard there would just ruin everything, and Trump refused to allow that to happen.

Getting Congress — and maybe even Mike Pence — whacked as Trump headed out the door would be the crowning glory of his presidency. If he couldn’t remain in power, at least he could have revenge.

That’s the bottom line. And we all know Trump will never be convicted or spend a moment in prison for inciting insurrection because he made treason fashionable and Congress is fine with that.


Republican Party’s Assault on Decency, Truth, Sanity Needs a New Name

February 4, 2021

By Karen

Trump’s acolytes in Congress are now so ensnarled in their self-made web of lies, deceit and hatred, whenever they flap their gums, nothing but gibberish and drool come out.

The longer they stay in denial about how reprehensible they are, I imagine them as a school of fish caught in a net, futilely floundering as they slowly suffocate, their carcasses sinking to rot with the other man-made garbage covering the ocean floor.

Since they disgrace themselves in every imaginable way every day, even without Trump inspiring it, now’s a good time to rebrand these soulless creatures. None of the old names seem to fit anymore. Let me explain…

Republican: They have no interest in maintaining this republic. They prefer authoritarian dictatorship, as evidenced by their dismissal of the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol to overturn the election as something we need to quickly forget.

What baffles me is why they think a dictator — particularly their darling Trump, whose consistent track record of backstabbing everyone who has ever served him is beyond dispute — would result in their own greater power. He’d take particular delight in crushing them BECAUSE they love him.

Conservative: This is defined as “holding to traditional attitudes and values, and cautious about change or innovation.” These people are neither traditional nor cautious (see previous paragraph). Their constituents tried to murder our leaders and overthrow our government. That’s a first in our history.

It’s not conservative thinking to want women to remain silent, powerless and pregnant; Blacks killed just because; immigrant children kidnapped, caged and essentially tortured; and the Civil War refought. It’s a reactionary, backward or dystopian mindset.

GOP:  This stands for “Grand Old Party,” but the only word that still applies is “Old.” There’s nothing grand or festive about grumpy old men like Mitch McConnell grimly hanging on to power by their toenails. They hated Obama because he was Black, but then weren’t even satisfied when Trump the proud racist stepped in and made their irrational hatreds mainstream. They spent four years whining with Trump about what picked-on victims they are.

Right: This goes without saying. There’s nothing right about anything they think or do. Yesterday they gave a standing ovation to congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, a profoundly ignorant, gullible conspiracy wackjob from Georgia who thinks the Clintons killed JFK Jr. and that she should be able to wave her gun on the House floor after calling for a bullet in Nancy Pelosi’s head.

So, what do we call these creatures now? I suggest…

The TTC. Trump Treason Cult.

They refuse to convict Trump of inciting insurrection (thus, condoning it) or to ban him from running for future office. So, they’ve got Trump and Treason covered.

They continue to be blindly devoted to a demented, clown-faced multiply as-yet-unindicted felon who’s destined to go to his deathbed fighting prison sentences in several states for his life of crime. Not to mention the raft of crimes against the Constitution and humanity he committed to their faces while in office, which they refused to address or even acknowledge.

If that doesn’t fit the definition of Cult, I don’t know what does.


In Two More Days, the Nightmare Ends

January 18, 2021

By Karen

I have a feeling I’ll be on a crying jag Wednesday (January 20) — with joy and relief — watching Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sworn in as president and vice president of the United States.

At that moment, it becomes open season on Donald Trump, Mike Pence and anyone who enabled their racist, corrupt reign of terror.

Time to stick a pin in it. He’s finished.

Trump isn’t leaving Washington until the morning of Biden’s big day. Because…

  • Trump wants to seize at least some of the day’s headlines; it’s always all about him.
  • Trump’s incapable of behaving like an adult.
  • Trump thinks he’s entitled to a hero’s send-off, one week after his record-breaking second impeachment.

That’s right. Trump expects a color guard, a military band, a red carpet and a 21-gun salute.

I think a lot of taxpayers would be OK with the 21-gun salute — if Trump wore a blindfold and the bullets weren’t being shot into the air.

Like the pair of surly little bitches they are, Donald and Melania will not extend the same civility and kindness the Obamas showed them on Inauguration Day. They will NOT welcome the Bidens into the White House, nor accompany them to the inauguration.

No one will be surprised if Trump spends his final morning defacing the White House like his cult did the Capitol. Instead of leaving the customary note outgoing presidents leave for their successor, Biden may find a pile of Trump’s shit in the Resolute Desk.

Trump wouldn’t be above leaving water marks from wet Diet Coke cans all over the famous desk, a gift from Queen Victoria, or even gouging his name into it, just to remind Biden he’d been there.

Trump’s thinking is so spitefully immature, there’s no telling how he’ll act out. But he will do something demented and disgusting, mark my words.

As more horrific video comes out of the crazed mob Trump urged to attack the Capitol, many of the rioters are going on public record declaring they absolutely did it on Trump’s orders.

They stupidly think relaying this to Trump via the media (since they can’t tweet or Facebook him) is going to earn them nice pardons. They never learn.

Actually, they’re driving big nails into Trump’s coffin. “He made me do it” excuses will be used to validate his incitement to insurrection. This boosts his chances the Senate will vote convict him this time AND prohibit him from ever holding public office again.

And as of 12:01 on Wednesday, criminal charges could follow.

To see Trump ultimately crushed under the filthy, stinking boots of the ignorant MAGA mob HE created would be fitting as his political career ends and financial ruin, convictions and likely prison sentences begin.

In the end, it won’t matter. Biden will be president and able to rout out the corrupt saboteurs Trump planted in the government. Biden will mend fences with our allies and get us back into the globally vital treaties Trump couldn’t begin to comprehend, much less honor.

Fueled by national outrage and a need to see some justice at last, the FBI will continue arresting and charging Trump’s MAGA cultists.

Some of them already realize Trump threw them under the bus in his final little speech, abhorring the violence and acknowledging a new administration. Those desperate to cling to the last shred of crazy interpreted Trump as saying the new administration would be HIS come January 20, only with new faces because he’s cleaning house yet again.

Sure, whatever, you morons. On Wednesday, Trump is out. And like the Confederacy he so dearly loves, Trump will never rise again.

Hallelujah!

THIS JUST IN: The Trump Baby Blimp has just been acquired by the Museum of London.


Why Trump is Still in the White House

January 11, 2021

By Karen

I can explain why in two words: Mike Pence.

Last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, will be remembered along with Pearl Harbor Day and 9/11 not because it caused a staggering death toll, but because the United States came face to face with a terrifying monster inside the house.

Literally.

A crazed, predominantly white, mob, whipped into a seditious frenzy AT THE WHITE HOUSE by Donald Trump, erected a gallows outside the U.S. Capitol…

Photo: thesun.co.uk

Then they stormed the building screaming “Hang Mike Pence!” among other things. Some came with zip ties for binding hands and feet. Whose? Their hostages? Prisoners they’d condemn on the spot to hang? They wandered through the Senate Chamber where Pence would have been, had there been no time to hide him…

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty

The clown above in the helmet holding zip ties is retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock from Texas. He was identified from photos by his ex-wife, arrested and charged.

Brock claimed to journalist Ronan Farrow that he found the zip ties on the floor and meant to give them to police, but shoved them in his pocket and “forgot.”

The FBI, aided by armchair detectives on social media, seems to be doing a fair job with IDs and arrests. For instance, they’ve nabbed Jake Angeli of Arizona, the shirtless guy in the furry horned headdress…

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP – Getty

And Richard Barnett of Arkansas, the one with his feet up on a desk in Nancy Pelosi’s office…

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP – Getty

Every day seems to produce more horrifying video of the violence, including the point-blank shooting by Capitol police of a female rioter trying to break through a door, and of rioters dragging, swarming and beating with flagpoles an officer on the steps outside.

Yet Pence and his dwindling band of gutless treason-weasels in Trump’s Cabinet (including Ben Carson, Wilbur Ross, Mike Pompeo, Steve Mnuchin, Mark Meadows et al.) STILL won’t invoke the 25th Amendment.

Pence’s has said he might consider the 25th if Trump becomes “more unstable.”

What the hell might that look like? Trump running naked through the Rose Garden, pounding the button to launch the nukes?

Nancy Pelosi is moving ahead today with one article of impeachment, “Incitement to insurrection.”

This came after a resolution from the House that tried to compel Pence to invoke the 25th got shot down in the Senate. After having all THEIR lives endangered by Trump last week, Mitch McConnell and his gang of traitors are still protecting him.

Or perhaps it’s because the resolution cited the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which “prohibits any person who has ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion against’ the United States” from holding office.

If they threw Trump out on that, Senators Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and the others who supported the insurrection by continuing afterwards to vote against Biden’s certification would have to go next.

Trump only has nine days left. Thankfully, his ability to create chaos has FINALLY been crippled by being cut off from all his favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter).

Amazon checkmated him by refusing to continue hosting Parler. Parler has evolved into an extreme right-wing forum where Trump’s cult planned a lot of the insurrection. After losing Twitter, Trump presumably intended to anoint himself king of Parler, but it’s got only a tiny fraction of the reach he had.

And since Google and Apple have removed the Parler app from their stores, new users can’t download it, so it seems doomed to remain fringey.

In a nutshell, I see these as the compelling reasons to boot Trump out NOW:

  1. To keep him from pardoning himself, his family, his criminal cronies and ALL the Capitol rioters.
  2. To prohibit Trump from running for or holding elected office. In addition to making the world safer, he’d have no reason to ever hold another stupid rally. AND it would end his stealing from his gullible cult because he could have no campaign fund.
  3. To make him a private citizen so state and federal prosecutors can proceed with all the indictments and lawsuits they’ve been working on.
  4. To begin fumigating the White House.

The country does need to move on. But it can’t heal until Donald Trump has no power, no money and no effective means of communication to spread his poison to anyone stupid enough to listen to him.


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