Militia

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

Asking a rhetorical question; Is there an ongoing social experiment in this country that has continually pigeon-holed Black people and left the cage open for white men? If you ask a black man or woman—of mature age, we can point out the historical and verbal gymnastics that subtly brainwash our...

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  • September 17, 2021

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021

New Federal indictment of another group organizing actions at the 1/6 insurrection. “Police chief turned OC yoga guru turned capitol rioter/ III percenter.” Two of them, Alan Hostetter and Russell Taylor, were seen a day before the riot with Roger Stone. These charges are separate from the 16 members of...

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  • June 10, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

A band of brothers that needs to be broken up. On 1/6 there was a plan to bring a substantial firearms cache to the Capitol occupation.  x It's a rolling coup and it won't stop until we make it stop! #RollingCoup Military coups always start by activating the vets and...

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  • April 19, 2021

Who failed: “The FedEx gunman legally purchased his two semiautomatic rifles just a few months after the police seized a shotgun from him amid concerns about his mental health. Authorities apparently didn’t consider him subject to Indiana’s red flag law.” “Red flag”laws only work when they’re properly applied: Indianapolis police...

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  • April 18, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

In what is likely the best admonition of the Right, Jake Tapper presented a clinic on their intransigence and outright racism. Jake Tapper nails them See full episodes here. One needed to do a double-take after listening to Jake Tapper‘s soliloquy that put the entire Right-Wing implosion into context. Whether on...

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  • April 12, 2021

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

Military-style direct action to disrupt legal elections was the operational frame for a deluded Trumpist vanguard on 1/6. Like Venezuela’s last coup attempt, the insurrectionists hoped that there would be more military and police support, but even Trump couldn’t even commit to his speech promise to march to the Capitol, much less stop...

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  • March 24, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

Likely there will some stunt somewhere today, perhaps not in DC. Hopefully there will be no casualties, but nothing will match the easing of mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi. Perhaps there’s a numerological formula for predicting the next stupid QAnon event.  x Anti-Trump Republicans are facing punishment back home. But...

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  • March 4, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

There’s a sizable population of Trumpists at large, some of whom would be willing to kill members of Congress. Fortunately the cosplay of Designated Survivor requires much larger capital resources and smarter members of the GOP/GQP. “…they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible...

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  • February 27, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • February 12, 2021

On Friday, three hours of Castor and Schoen defending Trump, demonstrating that there will be very fine people on both sides in an insurrection somehow not connected to the incitement of Trump. Worse will be that somehow Trump had rights to foment violence as a clear and present danger to elected officials....

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  • February 11, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 2021

Slowly we turn…. more Trump revelations ahead as his recorded talks with Putin are now available to Biden and Ukraine releases tapes of Giuliani hectoring them to investigate Biden. Then again there’s the distant hope that a vain Trump will be frustrated enough to testify before the Senate. Maybe a cat lawyer...

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  • February 10, 2021

“You know, you can go to Capitol Hill, you can go to the White House,” said one Oath Keeper on the October 29 call. “If they [DC police] are going to allow, you know, a mob to just, you know, basically storm buildings, they’re basically abrogating responsibilities.” Apparently, lazy reactionaries...

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  • February 3, 2021

Like the Geico ad with Captain Ahab seeking a parking space, the Trumpists are searching for that moment when the government magically gets overthrown. They stormed the Capitol to overturn the results of an election they didn't vote in – I knew this was coming! https://t.co/px84K098jM — Chris Sampson (@sampsonlive)...

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  • February 1, 2021

The exponential jump in right-wing extremists groups began at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. It seems these ‘unregulated’ militias apply the wording in the 2nd amendment selectively. The opposition to the last administration started with a million women who donned distinctive pink woven caps and dared the former...

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  • January 29, 2021

This is CYA in my opinion but does not explain her close ties to the 3 percenters.  AJC ( Atlanta Journal) had a story up on her ties with  the 3 percenters and other Militia groups which are supposed to be illegal in Ga.   She asked  a guy named Doles...

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  • January 28, 2021

Even as DC is now better prepared for a “million militia march” on 20 January, the likelihood is that only the most foolhardy will lay their lives down for Trump’s Big Lie. Meanwhile “something of a pariah” Trump will flee to Florida to rehabilitate his now permanently abysmal position in history. And...

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  • January 17, 2021

Two hours after the Trump speech was scheduled, the joint session begins, leaving us to wonder what Trump said to excite the crowd. The big banana wants his republic back. Congress is in a session recess as the building has been “locked down”. UPDATE: march protesters are now on the Capitol’s...

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  • January 6, 2021

Any Trumpist demonstrations will be easier to monitor and control even if the Proud Boys aren’t wearing their tacky uniforms / kilts. @schwartzbCNBC: Joe Biden's inaugural committee released their fundraising packages to donors. Corporations can give $1 million and for that, they get the “Chair” level. Access includes a private...

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  • December 18, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

Apparently the person who gave their gun to Kyle Rittenhouse has some explaining to do. x Blue Lives Matter Supporters Say Kyle Rittenhouse Not Reflective Of Most Peaceful Apologists For Police State https://t.co/JdlxmfEkix pic.twitter.com/CMlVBh6Teq— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 17, 2020 Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old gunman charged with killing two men with...

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  • October 23, 2020

One has to remember that an Amendment to the Constitution is  PART of the Constitution, and since it is LATER than the original text of the Constitution actually becomes more relevant. And so I remind you that the Bill of Rights was ratified by a Congress including a number of...

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  • October 13, 2020

Donna Provencher at The American Independent has a great piece about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), has been cozening up right-wing extremists like Ted Nugent (pictured above) and some other awful groups: He has been photographed with and is alleged to have received campaign contributions from Ryan...

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  • October 12, 2020

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020

We analyze the VP debate from several perspectives. Who won? Should Biden/Harris discuss Supreme Court-packing? Militia show colors. The VP Debate says more than the questions asked. x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • October 8, 2020

We know a Militia group planned to kidnap Michigan’s governor and mount a civil war with explosives.   The FBI did their job  by infiltrating the terrorists. Director Christopher Wray testified about no voter fraud.  Trump is disappointed.     http://www.cbsnews.com/… Washington — President Trump called FBI director Christopher Wray “disappointing” on Thursday,...

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  • October 8, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

Antifa is a candy and a breath mint. I know because you’re soaking in a floor wax and a dessert topping. x Slave masters weren’t just an idea but apparently it’s one you’re in LOVE with. pic.twitter.com/uwyGQJzOR0— Karyn Bradford Coleman (@KweenKayBee) September 30, 2020 Trump’s shout out to the Proud...

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  • September 30, 2020

Trump’s gaslight went greenlight as Trump gave the Proud Boys domestic terror group a shoutout. x Within minutes of President Trump's mention of them during Tuesday's debate, members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group that has endorsed violence, were celebrating online, calling his comments “historic.” Some claimed to see...

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  • September 30, 2020

It’s weirder if American polling shows that 7% support QAnon and 18% support authoritarianism, but why isn’t Louisville, Mitch McConnel’s hometown, an anarchist jurisdiction. x it has to stop. We were peacefully protesting and had been for a couple of hours. Then all of a sudden as we were returning...

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  • September 26, 2020

Biden continues to lead with no slippage nationally, and is apparently perceived by 13% as more intelligent than Trump (sic). x New Quinnipiac national poll: Biden 52%Trump 42% Second national poll of the day putting Biden +10, after MU Lawhttps://t.co/xUqrQzeaBs— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 23, 2020 x Brutal numbers for...

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  • September 23, 2020

This is remarkable, because we almost certainly will rewrite the Constitution of the United States. I mean, we’ve already done it 27 times — including to recognize women’s right to vote for the candidates of their choice, even if those candidates are idiots who tweet things like this: x We...

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  • September 17, 2020
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GOTV and get a Biden landslide. x The Coming Biden Landslide https://t.co/DB0UYBnxoU pic.twitter.com/ePYMFI9YNi — #TheResistance | Vote Early And Use A Ballot Box (@SocialPowerOne1) September 13, 2020 With a few notable exceptions, like my estimable colleague Jonathan V. Last, it seems that nobody wants to predict the November 3 election—not the...

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  • September 16, 2020

Having a seat at the table and being offered a meal is different. It is becoming harder and harder for me to watch the dream of the American melting pot being turned into a bad stew. While President Trump spreads his veiled racist message of fear and loathing to every...

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  • September 16, 2020

In fear-mongering, there are plenty of fine people on both sides. the Trump 1968-styled campaign looks for a 2000 result, with one state making it go to SCOTUS, failing that a House decision based on faithless electors. You figure, all it would take would be a stack of Russian, Saudi,...

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  • September 5, 2020

Trumpian legal defense logic would suggest that like the COVID toll, Wendy Rittenhouse helped her kid with his guns but she didn’t get killed, and the death toll from her son’s shooting spree was a lot less than Newtown. Trump claims he’s saved millions of lives even as his inaction and incompetence...

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  • September 1, 2020

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, the jarvanka of Roger Stones tried a new scam to suppress votes with a robocall in major cities to misinform Black voters. The Trumpian bamboozle is strong with them. Trump had an average audience of 21.6 million viewers Thursday. Biden’s final total was 24.6 million...

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  • August 29, 2020

More revelatory would be whoever created the “Kenosha Guard” page on FB, as Kyle Rittenhouse has been arrested on first-degree murder charges. x Police chief describes the seventeen year old that killed 2 people as “trying to resolve the conflict”. What could he possible mean by that?— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart)...

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  • August 26, 2020

Proud Boys appeared at today’s “Back the Blue” demonstration in Portland OR, one brandishing a firearm like the St Louis couple defending their villa. Perhaps another last-minute speaker at the RNC perhaps to speak about self-defense law when you have superior force. Plenty of violations today. One qualification is that there were technically...

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  • August 23, 2020

x Since Dr Fauci's analysis of our chart in the US Congress is so widely reported https://t.co/wNrGv58ufA It is wrong to believe that the US finds many more cases than Europe because of 'better testing' The positive rate in the US is higher than in *every single European country* pic.twitter.com/bQ3xly2lpG...

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  • August 1, 2020

Desperation abides as Breitbart says “Reports of Trump’s Defeat ‘Greatly Exaggerated’  and had to expand the total number from six to ten in order to get some semblance of closeness. This acknowledges that polling is going against Trump everywhere. Morning Consult has Trump’s approval down to 36% (61% disapproval). x Explain...

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  • July 27, 2020
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