Friday, December 31, 2021

Four Years Makes A Big Difference

It's The Xinjiang Region . . . Maybe They're Referring To Writer Gao Xingjian

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Pillow Man Says He Has New "Evidence" That Will Get Trump Reinstated.
He Will Go To Court With This "Evidence" In . . . (You Guessed It!) . . . "Two Weeks".

On Friday, Ron Filipkowski, an indefatigable monitor of the far-right, will post his Top 25 Tweets of 2021.

As an appetizer, he posted "the first 10 that didn't make the cut", which include:

#35: Painter Scott Brady, who showed up to a school board meeting in a HazMat suit to say, "Hitler wins" when we wear masks. . . .

#32: Mehmet Oz says he is being "silenced" and "canceled" by the Philadelphia Inquirer because they won't use "Dr. Oz" in articles about his Senate campaign. . . .

#30: Couy Griffin, founder of 'Cowboys for Trump,' complains that Trump sold them out by promising he was going to lock up Hillary, but the only people who ended up in jail were his own supporters. . . .

#26: Michael Flynn discusses a Deep State plot to put the covid vaccine in salad dressing.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Rand Paul Wakes Up Every Morning And Says: "I've Got To Somehow Prove To The World I Am A Bigger Idiot Than I Was Yesterday" -- And He Does It! Every Single Day!

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1/ Writing about Alex Jones is incredibly hard, because—I say this advisedly—it is impossible to do without writing at some length about {ahem} aliens, Satan, pedophiles, and the "New World Order." Jones talks about these subjects incessantly; they're part of the InfoWars mythos.

2/ What is new—and I mean just within the last few weeks—is Alex Jones beginning to slot *Trump* into this mythos. And Jones is doing so *just* as he's debating whether or not to throw Trump under the bus by testifying honestly before Congress. It's quite a coincidence of events.

3/ This article launches a new series at PROOF, and it includes a doozy of a reveal: that Trump's allies are starting to coalesce around a *replacement* to Trump that they believe can be the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2024.
Trump won't take this betrayal lightly.

4/ Included in the narrative at the link atop this thread are a slew of things you *never* see in far-right circles: aggressive, even *violent* criticisms of Trump; *open* planning to replace Trump atop the GOP; and what's quite clearly an ongoing rumination about betraying him.

5/ These things matter to the future of America for the obvious reasons, of course, but also for more subtle ones. There are indications—discussed above—that the House January 6 Committee doesn't believe DOJ is investigating the coup plotters. The implications of this are *huge*.

6/ We know that the HJ6C is contemplating a "criminal referral" of Trump to DOJ—but the simple fact is that if the HJ6C doesn't think DOJ is *already* conducting an investigation of the coup plotters, why would it respond favorably to a referral that comes 1 to 2 years after 1/6?

7/ This is another way of saying that Congress needs someone to betray Trump, in doing so making it impossible for Merrick Garland and DOJ to continue to *ignore* the 12 to 24 coup plotters that DOJ thus far appears loath to mess with (for inexcusably cowardly political reasons).

8/ It's for this reason that I decided to launch a new series looking at a growing body of evidence that no one seems to be talking about: the evidence—and there's a lot of it—that Trump's 1/6 conspiracy is on the verge of collapse. 
Which—if it happens—may spell the end for him.

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Democrats Offer Absolutely Zero Response For 2+ Days As RNC's Deliberately Deceptive Video (Edited To Show Biden Claiming He Has No Solutions For COVID) Goes Viral; How Many Decades Of Democrats Refusing To Counter Obvious Lies Have To Pass Before Liberals Realize The Silence Is Intentional?

Biden Has Been President For 11 Months

Sunday, December 26, 2021

A Furious Alex Jones Turns On Trump, Calling Him "Completely Ignorant"
Or "One Of The Most Evil Men Who Ever Lived"

Why not both?

Saturday, December 25, 2021

MAGA-World Loses Its Shit After Trump Praises Vaccine (Maybe He Realized Dead People Cannot Send Him Money); Far-Right Interviewer (Who Defended Hitler In 2019) Scrambles To Do (Some Bizarro Form Of) Damage Control, Explaining Trump Is Old, Willfully Ignorant, Easily Deceived, And "Isn't Aware Of What's Going On"

Trumpworld Becomes Unglued Over Trump's Praise Of Vaccine And Booster Shots
Zachary Petrizzo, The Daily Beast, December 24, 2021
Some of Donald Trump's most fervent supporters and right-wing allies have turned on the twice-impeached ex-president following his glowing public endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine, and subsequent positive messaging around receiving a booster shot.

The fringe characters have come out of the woodwork to try and throw down with the political leader they once praised.

While on stage with disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly this past weekend, Trump praised his own administration's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, a sticking point in TrumpWorld as pundits have been apprehensive about backing the shots. "We did something that was historic," Trump told the crowd, which he was booed over. "We got a vaccine done."

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, along with countless other far-right types, weren't pleased with Trump's enthusiastic endorsement of the vaccine.

"Sign on to it. Take credit for it. Take this, sign on, believe it. Hell, we're fighting Bill Gates and Fauci and Biden and the New World Order and Psaki and the Davos Group," Jones fumed on his daily show this past week, "and now we've got Trump on their team!"

Far-right "Stop the Steal" and Jan. 6 organizer Ali Alexander also took a swing at Trump over his outspoken support for the vaccine.

"Remember when Trump said you would be playing right into the Democrat's hands by mocking the rushed, ineffective shot?" Alexander wrote Thursday afternoon on Telegram. "Yeah, Joe Biden praises him and his booster shot. Trump, stop. Just stop. Have your position (backed by Fauci) and allow us to have ours (which is backed by science). This losing is getting boomer level annoying."

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, however, told The Daily Beast he isn't concerned with Trump supporting the vaccine because "he is 100% against mandates!"

Lindell added that, unlike Trump "I am 100% against the vaccine! You know that."

Similarly, pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood urged followers to hold back, calling the Trump vaccine push a part of the former president's "wartime strategy."

"I believe We The People should wait until ALL the facts are known before passing judgment on the President's wartime strategy and the tactics designed to achieve victory," he wrote, which left him in hot water with some of his followers. . . .

Alleged QAnon ringleader turned Arizona congressional candidate Ron Watkins chimed in after Trump doubled down on his vaccine support later in the week during an interview with right-wing commentator Candace Owens. . . . Watkins . . . call[ed] the vaccines "subscription suicide shots" while telling his loyal QAnon adherents to "choose life" rather than "comply" and get vaccinated.

Speaking of Hitler . . .

Was Trump Aware He Admitted Losing The 2020 Election? Because Within Two Minutes, He's Was (Again) Lying About Fraud

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Snowflakes, Easy Guns, Be Like Mike (Lindell), Outlawing Schools From Mentioning Racism, 3,700+ Conflicts Of Interest

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Far-Right Cultists Get Sick, Believe They Must Have Contracted Covid-19 Been Targeted In A Bioweapons Attack: Maybe A Pile Of Anthrax Was Shot Out Of A Church's Fog Machine

Far-Right Group Fantasizes They've Been Attacked With Anthrax
Several right-wing personalities claim they were hit with bioweapons at a Texas event starring Eric Trump, ensnaring organizers in a bonkers new conspiracy theory.
Zachary Petrizzo and Kelly Weill, The Daily Beast, December 22, 2021 
A baseless claim of a bioweapons attack in the form of anthrax pouring from fog machines at a far-right QAnon-friendly ReAwaken America Tour event earlier this month in Texas has left conspiracy theorists petrified.

Following the event—which took place in Dallas and featured prominent speakers like Eric Trump, Mike Lindell, and Michael Flynn—several presenters and attendees reported falling ill.

While the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has surged throughout the United States, the group of ardently pro-Trump activists have not chalked the illnesses up to COVID-19, but rather something far more sinister and unlikely.

Joe Oltmann, a far-right hanger-on who hosts the Conservative Daily podcast and attended the gathering, alleged on Sunday that he was the victim of an anthrax attack. "South Florida peeps. I have a [sic] urgent need! I have been sick with what could be an anthrax attack it turns out. More later on this," he wrote on Telegram, a messaging app beloved by the extreme right. . . .

The anthrax rumor gained further steam as Oltmann floated on Telegram that fellow 2020 election conspiracy theorist Jovan Pulitzer—who had come in close contact with Oltmann during the ReAwaken America event—may have also come down with anthrax poisoning. . . .

"Please pray for him. Bring the spirit of healing upon him. In Jesus name, Amen," Oltmann posted on Monday. "Might be Anthrax." . . .

Eventually, on Wednesday, Oltmann said he was able to make contact: "Jovan just reached out," he wrote. . . . "Negative for Anthrax. . . . [S]o no idea what he has." . . .

According to Clay Clark, ReAwaken America Tour's lead organizer . . . [W]e have done seven events of these so far, and at each event, people have claimed they have been attacked by a bio-weapon. This is actually normal for me."

Fox [Propaganda] Hosts 'Acknowledge' They're Back to Working Remotely Amid Omicron Spike: 'We're in Boxes'
Justin Baragona, The Daily Beast, December 22, 2021

With COVID-19 cases exploding in New York City due to the Omicron variant, Fox News is back to remotely taping some of its New York-based programs until after the holidays. On Wednesday, both Fox & Friends and The Five broadcast from remote locations, prompting Jesse Watters to grouse that he and his Five colleagues weren't sitting at their trademarked table. "So, I think we all have to acknowledge here we're in boxes," he sighed, using studio jargon. "We don't want to be in boxes. We hate being in boxes. We resisted being in boxes. We were told to be in a box out of an abundance of caution, just to get us through the holidays and, hopefully, we will be back to the normal table situation when we return from said holiday." While many of the network’s hosts and commentators have relentlessly railed on-air about vaccine mandates and COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Fox’s parent company has implemented a stringent vaccine policy and recently announced all New York employees will need to be vaccinated to work in the office.

". . . to get us through the holidays . . . when we return from said holiday . . ."

"Holidays"?!? It sounds like they have cancelled Christmas at Fox.

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The Blazing Idiocy of Sarah Palin

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Next, On "MAGA Profiles In Courage": Dr. Deborah Birx

The Coup Continues Unabated . . .

Death Cult

Death Cult, Part 2

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

"Who Gives A Fuck About The Christmas Stuff And Decorations?"

Donald Trump Takes Credit for Winning the Totally Made-Up War on Christmas
The Daily Beast, December 16, 2021
When I started campaigning, I said you're going to say "Merry Christmas" again, and now people are saying it . . . But they are saying "Merry Christmas" again. I would say it all the time during that period, that we want them to say "Merry Christmas." Don't shop at stores that don't say "Merry Christmas" and I'll tell you, we brought it back very quickly. . . . Whether you're Muslim, whether you're Christian, whether you're Jewish, everyone loves Christmas. And they say "Merry Christmas"—until these crazy people came along and they wanted to stop it along with everything else.

2021: "Holiday Season . . . Merrymaking"