“Russian Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies, U.S. Officials Suspect In one of the most sophisticated and perhaps largest hacks in more than five years, email systems were breached at the Treasury and Commerce Departments. Other breaches are under investigation.”
That quote is from last night’s *BREAKING* New York Times story regarding another Russian cyberattack carried out against the U.S.
Meanwhile, 126 Republican members of this 116th U.S. Congress were caught with their pants down, pissing on the constitution, trying to undermine the will of the American people.
Call me a cynic, but this story may have misinterpreted a key element. Did Russia “break-in” or were they invited? I’m old enough to remember when the Republican party refused to secure our elections. Now that same party is trying to overthrow the government.
This is not a boat accident.
Some are calling Russia’s success a failure of historic proportions by Trump and his administration, I just don’t see Trump feeling remorse or embarrassment over this. If anything he’s gloating.
Speaking of election security, pardon my conspiracy theory, but there is no way in this fresh Hell on earth, that over 70 million people voted for Donald I(mpeached) Trump. It’s also impossible that Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell, whose approval rating is abysmal on a good day, won his election by almost 20%. Leningrad Lindsey Graham too was losing in the polls but pulled out a surprise win. California’s Kevin McCarthy- got 62% of the vote…yea, no way did all of the usual suspects pullout surprise wins. This is not new- they accuse others of their crimes.
Today is the day Biden’s win is set in stone. And so it is written, and so it shall be done. (Ten Commandments) Members of the electoral college will cast their votes, in theory, for the winner of their state’s election. There may be more faithless electors than we’ve seen in previous elections because the Don the Con has been personally harassing them to vote for him regardless of their state’s results. It won’t be enough to change the outcome. Trump lost fear not.
So let it be written; so let it be done.
Back to those 126 Revolting (in more ways than one) Republicans who signed the seditious citation attempting to exact a coup on behalf of our illegitimate president. Several voices are demanding Speaker Pelosi NOT seat them in the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021
New Jersey Democrat, Bill Pascrell Jr, of their 9th congressional district, invoked Reconstruction Era: “safeguards to cleanse from our government ranks any traitors and others that would destroy the union.”
Which “gives each chamber of Congress the ultimate authority to decide their membership.”
Also invoked is the 14th Amendment, forbidding anyone from holding office in federal or state government who:
“Having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” Stated simply, men and women who would act to tear the United States government apart cannot serve as members of Congress,” ~ Bill Pascrell, Member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Who are they? From the Washington Post:
“First, the attorneys general, the chief law enforcement officers of their states, who joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in this legal monstrosity: Eric Schmitt, Missouri (he goes first because Missouri filed the brief); Steve Marshall, Alabama; Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas; Ashley Moody, Florida; Curtis Hill, Indiana; Derek Schmidt, Kansas; Jeff Landry, Louisiana; Lynn Fitch, Mississippi; Tim Fox, Montana; Doug Peterson, Nebraska; Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota; Mike Hunter, Oklahoma; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota; Herbert H. Slatery III, Tennessee; Sean Reyes, Utah; Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia.
Second, the House members, including McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise (La.); Jim Jordan (Ohio), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee; Kevin Brady (Tex.), ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee; Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.), head of the Republican Policy Committee; and Mike Johnson (La.), who organized this constitutional abomination.
The rest, listed in order of their home state: Alabama (Robert B. Aderholt, Mo Brooks, Bradley Byrne), Arizona (Andy Biggs, Debbie Lesko), Arkansas (Eric A. “Rick” Crawford, Bruce Westerman), California (Ken Calvert, Doug LaMalfa, Tom McClintock), Colorado (Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn), Florida (Gus M. Bilirakis, Mario Diaz-Balart, Neal Dunn, Matt Gaetz, Bill Posey, John Rutherford, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz, Daniel Webster, Ted Yoho), Georgia (Rick Allen, Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Douglas A. Collins, Drew Ferguson, Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk, Austin Scott), Idaho (Russ Fulcher, Mike Simpson), Illinois (Mike Bost, Darin LaHood), Indiana (Jim Baird, Jim Banks, Trey Hollingsworth, Greg Pence, Jackie Walorski), Iowa (Steve King), Kansas (Ron Estes, Roger Marshall), Louisiana (Ralph Abraham, Clay Higgins).
Maryland (Andy Harris), Michigan (Jack Bergman, Bill Huizenga, John Moolenaar, Tim Walberg), Minnesota (Tom Emmer, Jim Hagedorn, Pete Stauber), Mississippi (Michael Guest, Trent Kelly, Steven M. Palazzo), Missouri (Sam Graves, Billy Long, Vicky Hartzler, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jason T. Smith, Ann Wagner), Montana (Greg Gianforte), Nebraska (Jeff Fortenberry, Adrian Smith), New Jersey (Gregory Steube, Jeff Van Drew), New York (Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin), North Carolina (Dan Bishop, Ted Budd, Virginia Foxx, Richard Hudson, Greg Murphy, David Rouzer, Mark Walker), Ohio (Bob Gibbs, Bill Johnson, Robert E. Latta, Brad Wenstrup), Oklahoma (Kevin Hern, Markwayne Mullin).
Pennsylvania (John Joyce, Frederick B. Keller, Mike Kelly, Dan Meuser, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler, Glenn Thompson), South Carolina (Jeff Duncan, Ralph Norman, Tom Rice, William Timmons, Joe Wilson), Tennessee (Tim Burchett, Scott DesJarlais, Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann, Mark Green, David Kustoff, John Rose), Texas (Jodey Arrington, Brian Babin, Michael C. Burgess, Michael Cloud, K. Michael Conaway, Dan Crenshaw, Bill Flores, Louie Gohmert, Lance Gooden, Kenny Marchant, Randy Weber, Roger Williams, Ron Wright), Virginia (Ben Cline, H. Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Ron Wright), Washington (Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse), West Virginia (Carol Miller, Alex Mooney), Wisconsin (Tom Tiffany).”
Sedition, sedition, see-di-tion!
In other news:
Inciting violence is now okay:
Also, threats against the president-elect are now okay:
Joe Biden ‘Will Be Removed One Way or Another” ~Alex Jones Pro-Trump March
Proud Boys, a domestic terrorist organization, held what they called a DC election rally. It was a KKK march that started with violence that escalated throughout the night. I did see the use of tear gas to keep the crowd from crossing police lines, but where were the rubber bullets taking people’s eyes out? Where was the secret police that secreted people off the streets?
The chairman of the proud boys bragged that he visited the White House ahead of the rally. The White House denies it.
Twenty-three people were arrested:
- Ten for simple assault,
- Six for assault on police officers,
- Four for riotous acts,
- Two for crossing a police line, and
- One for possession of a prohibited weapon, a Taser
A video has gone viral of a couple attacked while attempting to walk down the street, past a group of sucker-punching idiots who found their strength in numbers.
There was no police protection present, however, several attacks against law enforcement officers were reported.
Theirs was a protest against democracy, against the will of the people, and free and fair elections. They want a President who shares their prejudices, regardless of how damaging his policies are to their future.
Idiots. (Did I say that out loud? 😬)
Speaking of which, the wealth gap has spread and is now a canyon, a great wonder of the world, with the wealthiest 1% of Americans pilfering $50,000,000,000,000 from the rest of us over the past several decades. Real workers’ wages have not increased, and factoring in inflation and fewer people are doing the work of many, we are a much poorer nation than we were decades ago. The middle class has taken the biggest hit.
This is what trickle-up economics looks like.
Break for some happiness:
This is my Grandma, Lydia. Coincidentally, that is my name. Small world.
I would be remiss not to mention the news that the first Pfizer Covid19 vaccines have arrived in Michigan. Trump has not had a hand in this vaccine, which leads me to believe it can be trusted. We are beginning a long process of recovery, and I look forward to a glimpse of the new normal.