Malcolm Nance is not holding Back on AM Joy today… Elected Democrats should be saying the same thing. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
(above: Rise Above Movement member Ben Daley (center) attacks a woman at the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Another RAM member, Michael Miselis, is in the baseball cap. (Photo by Jason Andrew) Two more of drump’s “very fine” Neo-Nazis have pled guilty to conspiracy to riot (two others plead guilty earlier) during the August 2017 Charlottesville, Va. Unite The Right rally which received such vociferous praise from Mango Unchained with Mnuchin and Elaine Chao flanking him in support : Buzzfeed News “At least four white supremacists who were at the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, have admitted that they attended the rally only to incite violence that would lead to riots, according to the Department of Justice. Four members of a now-defunct California-based white supremacist group called Rise Above Movement have pleaded guilty to federal rioting charges in connection with the rally that sparked violence in the city on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. Two RAM members — Benjamin Drake Daley, 26, and Michael Paul Miselis, 30 — pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of conspiracy to riot in Charlottesville and in other political rallies in California. Two other RAM members, Cole White, 24, and Thomas Gillen, 25, have previously pleaded guilty to the same charge. These white supremacists “trained to engage in violent confrontations and attended the Unite the Right Rally with the expectation of provoking physical conflict with counter-protestors that would lead to riots,” the FBI said on Friday.” It was also revealed at the pleading that the Rise Above Movement members bought athletic tape from Walmart upon arrival in Charlottesville to wrap their wrists (see Miselis in top photo) for protection during the anticipated fights. And don’t labor under the assumption that this was RAM’s first Rodeo: “RAM regularly held hand-to-hand and other combat training for its members to prepare them to engage in violent confrontations at several purported political rallies and demonstrations in Virginia and California between March and August 2017, federal prosecutors said.” Below is a RAM promotional video showing them prepping to assault young women counter-protesters in their lily white SoCal enclave. Funny, I didn’t see any reference to Robert E. Lee in any of this source material….
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(above: Michael Tomasky – Author of “If We Can Keep It.”) Tomasky begins his article in The Daily Beast asking how the once proud Republican Party, which had produced admirable, if not entirely to be revered, historic figures like Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, degenerated into a festering cesspool of defenders of corporate malfeasance and frightened, bigoted Fox News viewers that vomits up human scum like Lindsey Graham — who sought to trivialize yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing by uttering a colorful and obscene Anglo-Saxon verb, and then chortling about it, and AG William Barr who disgustingly showed contempt for oversight by lying like the cheap rug that reposes distressingly on drumpf’s bald dome. He answers that question by quoting philosopher Eric Hoffer, who once once offered this explanation — “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Those first paragraphs are very much worth pursuing and I encourage you to click over and absorb them. But what caught my eye, and what I wanted to share with you, is his concise summation of how we arrived at this dangerous juncture for our democracy and the battle that looms between now and election day: “And all of it along the way—every racist dog whistle, every Rush Limbaugh rant, every false, out-of-thin-air accusation against Bill and Hillary Clinton, every lie about easily liberating the people of Iraq, every accusation that the rest of us hated freedom, every “joke” about Obama serving fried chicken, every disgusting attack on immigrants and gay people and you name it—has brought us to this point. Brought us to today, when a sitting attorney general said in effect to the American people whose interests he is supposed to be defending, “No, I truly do not give a fuck. I’m up here for the president, and that’s that.” And naturally, we learned three hours after he left the Senate chamber that he will not deign to appear at the House, where the questioning would likely be tougher. Trump is a uniquely diseased man, it’s true. But what kind of political party nominates, celebrates, venerates, and takes political bullets for a uniquely diseased man? So after today, if we didn’t before, we see now with a new and oddly liberating clarity where this is headed. It’s 18 months until Election Day. They may well be the most consequential and frightening stretch in the history of the country, or at least since Reconstruction. This racket known as a political party will try to pervert the law in ways we’ve never seen. Reverse the meaning of every word we know. Trump is screaming that he’s the victim of a “coup.” What he is doing, of course, is perpetrating a coup, against the Constitution, with the eager help of Barr and Graham and all the rest of them. Trump is an idiot, but on some intuitive level, he’s a smart man, smart enough to know that to get away with staging a coup, the very first thing you have to do is to accuse your opponents of trying to stage one. Barr and Graham and Mitch McConnell and everyone else around knows that they’ve thrown in, and having thrown in, they can’t throw out. Survival will require every kind of lie you can imagine, especially and exactly the lie of accusing their foes […]
Didn’t see this posted, so.… if it has been I’ll take it down. Has anybody else heard this? I trust Glasser, but this has flown under my radar. This was one of the R’s biggest complaints about Comey… ”Exoneration before investigation!” Huge win for Durbin. Nothing more on this yet, but Wow! Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
Asked by Blumenthal if he had had any conversions with the White House about the many active investigations left over from the Mueller probe Barr gave a definitive NO! Them spent almost two minutes crab walking… (close captioned) In related news John Goodman must be signed to play Barr in the remake of Castle on the Hudson… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
Morning Joe Scarborough, who himself was targeted by the recently released Coast Guard wannabe mass killer, had former FBI agent Clint Watts on his show to discuss this dangerous segment of the Mango Misanthrope’s deplorable base and Clint also dropped the dime on why Trump never decries RW mass killers: Raw Story ‘Former FBI counterintelligence agent Clint Watts has been sounding the alarm for years about white nationalist terrorism — and he scorched the Trump administration’s lackluster response to the growing threat. Watts appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the Poway, California, synagogue shooting that left one dead and three injured, and he said these massacres were clearly linked — and deserved pre-emptive intervention, rather than just a reactive response. “What we do is wait for an attack right now, we go and see the damage and act like, ‘Oh, it’s just some bad apple,’” Watts said. “These are not bad apples, in fact, they know each other. They’re inspired each other and the pace has quickened.” Host Joe Scarborough, who has been threatened by a white nationalist Coast Guard officer, said the Trump administration has done “nothing” about this domestic threat, and Watts offered an alarming explanation. “International terrorists don’t vote, and domestic terrorists do vote,” Watts said. You can hear Watts’ theory below… (close captioned, title remark is at about 2:40 but the entire discussion is good) This is a terrible, frightening assessment of our future under this *resident. Democrats should immediately initiate the process, win or lose, to remove the arch fiend from the Oval Office, otherwise ordinary non-RWNJ voters may conclude that their lives mean as little to them as they do Trump. And that’s a place we do not want to be in, folks.
(Above: The clear winner in all this, obviously, Teacher of The Year Rodney Robinson) The citrus colored colostomy bag will not be attending this year’s Teacher of The Year presentation, breaking a tradition that dates back to Harry Truman, and, for the life of me I can’t think of a reason why…/s. Politico “President Donald Trump is expected to take a pass on handing out this year’s National Teacher of the Year award honors — forgoing a tradition that dates to President Harry Truman. This year’s award winner is Rodney Robinson, a social studies teacher in a juvenile detention center in Richmond, Va. Robinson will be honored Monday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the White House grounds, a DeVos spokesperson said…” Of course to be scrupulously fair to the tangerine turd sack, which I always am, the opportunity to snub a deserving person of color may not be the birther bedpan’s only motivation, he may wish to avoid the humiliation he suffered at the hands of last year’s winner, a nice looking, obviously deserving white lady: “Last year, Trump awarded the honor to Mandy Manning, who teaches English to refugees and immigrants in Washington state. At the White House event, Manning handed Trump a letter from a Rwandan immigrant student that urged the president to “take care” with his language about immigrant and refugee communities. She also wore a pin that read “Trans Equality Now.” Oh yeah, Mandy brought the heat last year: Good work, Mandy, you helped to insure no other great teachers will have to endure the indignity of of meeting the buffoon of buttwipe to receive their honor. Congrats to Rodney for dodging that bullet… And thank you, Mandy. You deserve another award for making that happen…. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati [cross-posted to PolitiZoom]
(Above: *Not* Kellyanne but the brilliant Kate McKinnon’s stunningly accurate portrayal on SNL.) So, Kellyanne Conway stated on jake Tapper’s State of the Union earlier today that AOC did not tweet profusely enough about the church bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter day, after commenting on the Christ Church Mosque Bombing, because she is insufficiently Christian or something. Below is the video, if you want to skip through her other lies she begins lying about AOC at about 3:25. After the appearance, someone called out Kellyanne (since deleted) on Twitter to which Theodora responded… I don’t know whom Kellyanne thinks “Easter Worshippers” would be if not Christians, but whatever… AOC set Kelly Anne straight. So who does The Hill accuse of making accusations? You guessed it. “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday accused White House counselor Kellyanne Conway of using the church bombings in Sri Lanka as a way to “stoke suspicion” of the first-term lawmaker’s Christianity. “On Easter I was away from tech visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, which continues to suffer from the White House’s incompetent disaster response,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter after Conway called out the congresswoman’s “silence” on the attacks. “Are you trying to imply that I am less Christian? What was the point of you bringing this up on national TV?” AOC didn’t accuse her of shit. She said matter-of-factly that Kellyanne was using one of her patented alternative facts to stoke suspicion about her faith. This both-sider BS has to stop. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
(Above, Republican Senator Ron Johnson inciting the rabble) Mango Unchained is ramping up the crazy for his re-election bid, By the time next summer is here what insane crap will he be saying? Thanks to Aaron Rupar of Vox Media for braving this unhinged shit show to report. There is more in Aaron’s thread if you can stomach it. If this speech alone doesn’t make him worthy of impeachment, then we might as well flush the Constitution into the Potomac, folks. It’s as if drumpf fears he will not be re-elected and is doing his best to foment Civil War here before that happy day arrives. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati