The day begins in the usual fashion:
With perpetually enraged morons shouting for blood.
Apparently the official Republican Party position this morning is: An unhinged president who lost an election should absolutely be allowed to start a global nuclear war if he wants to and anyone who tries to stop him is a traitor.
I mean, let me get this straight, the Republican position is that a lame duck president should not be allowed to appoint Supreme Court Justices because "the people have spoken..."
...but should be allowed to start a nuclear war?
Yeah, they should totally put that on the 2024 campaign bumper stickers.
Lest you think that a typo and not ignorance:
There it is again, court marshal.
Oh boy, we got us a real military law expert here, don't we?
Greene, or more likely some poor intern on her staff, later deleted the first tweet and reposted it with the correct phrasing. The second one is still up. Goddamn, are these people stupid. A republic is resilient. It can survive a lot of things, but when those elected to run it become an endless parade of blustering angry simpletons cheered by the proudly ignorant shouting mob, well, then the end isn't far away. Lot of these dimwits are throwing around the word "treason" today in the wake of reports General Mark Milley called his counterpart in China and assured him that Trump would not be allowed to start a nuclear war as some sort of petulant revenge for losing the election.
That's not treason.
Treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
First of all, China isn't our enemy.
Second, we're not at war with China.
China is, in point of fact, one of our largest economic trading partners. And assuring the military commanders of a country that we are not at war with that we won't let the raging unhinged madman who just lost an election start a nuclear war isn't treason.
And maybe this about fixing the utterly insane system that led to this situation in the first place. Right? I mean, goddamn, Folks, when it's the Generals who have to go around the president to prevent nuclear fucking war instead of, you know, trying to start one, maybe that's the wakeup call right there.The problem wasn't the generals, it was Trump.
Now, don't get me wrong here, I do have a problem with the fact that the general warned China, but didn't tell us.
Think this guy needs to testify. I think he needs to tell America what happened in detail and why he did what he allegedly did.
But, it was an unhinged, insane, petulant, child-man with his dirty sticky finger on the fucking button, that was the problem.
It was the fact that the Joints Chiefs, those with the inside track and direct observation of the situation on the ground inside the last days of the Trump administration, thought they had to take this action. That's what we should be concerned most about here. That, right there. Because those guys aren't prone to panic, or hyperbole, or even adverse to war. So if they were concerned enough to risk accusations of treason then there has to be a damn good reason.
And it is every American's duty to know what those reasons were.
And if you insist on trying General Milley for treason, then I will expect you to likewise demand the heads of every single Republican who aided and abetted and signed Senator Tom Cotton's letter to Iran undercutting President Obama and five other allied nations during the Iran nuclear talks in direct violation of the Logan Act. And I'll remind you here that Iran is our enemy.
Otherwise, shut the fuck up.
Heh. Do Mike Flynn next.
Here's the thing:
1. Milley should be neither condemned nor praised for his (alleged) actions.
2. We don't really know if this story about Milley is actually true, and 3. if it is, then the WORLD needs to know the full details of what led Milley to take such action. We need full and complete transparency of the last days of the Trump Administration. All of it.
and 4. We need to sit down and carefully, logically, and rationally figure out how to prevent any such situation in the future. What should happen here is a thorough review and revision of the power and protocols for any president to push that fucking button. Because if the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thinks the president is about to start a nuclear war because the president is acting insane, we need to address how to handle that.
ONE MAN SHOULD NOT HAVE THE POWER TO ARBITARILY END THE WORLD
During a hard hitting interview on steely-eyed Sean Spicer's Newsmax show ... okay, even in jest I can't keep typing that, anyway, Trump was on Newsmax last night predicting the end of the United States.
Trump's brain is like a diseased rat trapped in a hot empty box, going frantically 'round and 'round, faster and faster, little claws scrabbling madly against the bone of his skull. Trump also predicted the stock market would crash if he lost the election and that Mexico would pay for his idiotic wall and that COVID would one day vanish like magic. Trump has made a lot of predictions, none of which panned out.
Maybe this guy doesn't actually know what the fuck he's talking about?
For example: Trump predicted California Governor Gavin Newsom would be unseated in a landslide recall.
And it was a landslide yesterday.
Just not for Republicans.
But honestly, I can't believe famously diverse and liberal California voters didn't totally embrace the guy who said slave owners should get reparations for losing their property after the Civil War, that we should get rid of the Americans With Disabilities Act, who thinks George Zimmerman is a hero and we should have more like him, that sawed-off Henrich Himmler wannabe Stephen Miller should be president, minimum wage should be $0 (which does go hand-in-hand with the idea that slavery was a good thing, so at least he's consistent), and that we should just let the free market sort out who lives and who dies from a completely preventable disease.
I can't believe California didn't elect that guy, right?
(Note; Given the state of this country, the previous comments are only mostly sarcasm)
At this point: Republicans have tried blatant fascism.
They tried cheating, they tried to disenfranchise voters, they tried to limit voting, they tried voter IDs, they tried to cull voting lists.
They tried to frighten voters with "communism" and "socialism" and "Antifa" and the "BLMs" and "They're comin' to take ur gunz!"
They tried audits.
They tried lawsuits.
They tried a recall.
They tried to violently overthrow an election via sedition and armed insurrection.
They failed over and over.
I dunno, maybe they should try democracy?
Seriously though, well done, California.
But like the man said: Great shot, Kid. Don't get cocky.
A Bunch of bumbling dipshits in discount camo who can't even get laid are going to "hunt" people who've been at war for their entire lives?
Yeah, ooookay. Let's see how that goes. And what kind of person would "hunt" those seeking refuge from a murderous regime?
Think about that. Think about how goddamn shitty you have to be, how much like the fucking Taliban itself you have to be, to even joke about something like that. I'm happy to welcome Afghans as my neighbors.
And the Proud Boys can fuck off.
A prominent male Republican member of Congress called a congresswoman "young lady" in an attempt to dismiss and belittle her and conservative pundits are losing their shit over the dress that same congresswoman wore to a costume gala to help raise funds for an ... art museum?
Oh, yeah, wow. Boy, we better get on that.
The economy, healthcare, climate change, infrastructure, a global pandemic, forget that stuff. Congress should focus on some junior congresswoman! Seriously, you gotta wonder here because all day, every day, it's Republicans shouting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez IS A JUST A KID, A YOUNG LADY, A STUPID STINKY GIRL! LOOK SHE DRIVES A FANCY CAR! SHE'S WEARING A FANCY DRESS! SHE'S GOING TO A FANCY BALL! BUT ALSO SHE'S LIKE TAX THE RICH! OOK! OOK!
Yet those same Republicans obsessively follow and comment on everything AOC does, her dress, her car, her tweets, where she goes, her friends, everything. Every day. Not a day goes by they aren't tweeting about her. Sure seems like Republicans got a bit of an obsessive crush, but like every immature socially awkward schoolboy they don't know how to handle their raging hormones. So they pull her hair and call her names.
That dress? Donated by the designer.
The tickets? Paid for by the sponsors.
The gala? The Met Ball? A fundraising event for Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Lot of famous people show up wearing designer apparel that makes a political statement, that's kind of the whole point.
The political statement? Consistent with AOC's political ideology. And so is the car she drives by the way. And if you think there's some hypocrisy going on here, well, maybe you don't really know what that ideology is.
Maybe you should shut up and go find out.
And while you're at it, maybe grow the fuck up and learn how to talk to women without being an ass.
Antivaxxers have taken to gargling ... betadine?
Also, I saw an article yesterday about how people are flocking to abandoned uranium mines in the American northwest to breathe in radioactive gas and to soak in radioactive pools of water as some sort of fountain of youth.
Because radioactivity works like in comic books. I guess.
It's the 2nd decade of the 21st Century and Americans are gargling topical disinfectant, soaking in radioactive hot tubs, consuming horse deworming paste, speed-balling Lupus meds, shoving lightbulbs up their butts, injecting bleach, chugging aquarium cleaner... but won't get vaxxed.
Won't take a safe and effective vaccine. Won't do it.
You know, I'm old enough to remember when conservatives were the clean-shaven serious men in dark suits and brush cuts, the scientists and doctors and engineers and steely-eyed missilemen who took us to the moon and back home again...
...and liberals were a bunch of moony-eyed hippies who smelled of cat piss and burning rope daydreaming about the Age of Aquarius, magic crystals, and Pyramid Power. Peace, love, and drugs, man!
What the fuck happened?
Anyway, here's a picture of a hummingbird tongue: