Saturday, June 12, 2021

MAGApalooza

Friday, June 11, 2021

This Week In Stupid

Thursday, June 10, 2021

All 50 Senate Republicans Vote Against Equal Pay For Women
Also: Democrats Unite To Punish The Party's Most Progressive Members, Diane Feinstein Doesn't Believe Democracy Is In Jeopardy, And Fox Says White People Are "Marginalized" Every Day


Dems Are Gonna Dem

Lock Him Up

Denying Reality

Florida Man Figures Out How To Prevent Cyberattacks . . . Stop Using Computers!

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

"Reality" Television

A Large Flag In The Kitchen


Projection, Part ∞

Death Cult

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

After Lying For An Entire Year, DC Police Finally Admit Tear Gas Was Used On Peaceful Protesters For Trump's Bible Photo-Op; People At The Scene Posted Pictures Of Empty Tear Gas Canisters During The Attack, But Police Kept Lying And Lying And Lying And Lying

That is true. And has been true for almost 100 years.

The 1925 Geneva Protocol categorized tear gas as a chemical warfare agent and banned its use shortly after World War I. . . . One noteworthy fact is that the United States [refused] did not ratify that agreement until  fifty years later (1975).

And . . .:
When it did, it reserved the right to use riot control agents to control "rioting prisoners of war," among other exceptions. . . . 

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly finalized the Chemical Weapons Convention, which banned the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and required countries to destroy the chemical weapons and production facilities it possessed.

Included in the agreement was also a ban on riot control agents in warfare. Such agents were defined as "any chemical not listed in a Schedule, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritation or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure."

The Chemical Weapons Convention went into effect in 1997. But notably, the agreement included an exception allowing law enforcement to use riot control agents for "domestic riot control purposes."
That is like how the 13th Amendment to the Constitution bans slavery in the US, but also makes an exception just in case the country really needs some slavery (and it turns out, it does):
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

When the United States finally outlawed slavery, it actually said: "We don't support slavery, but . . ."

Democratic Senator Manchin Pocketing Koch Bros. Money & Voting With Seditionists In Opposition To Pro-Democracy Legislation; Full 41-Minute Recording Of Giuliani's Illegal Call With Ukraine Released


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Insurrectionist Taunting Police At Capitol For "Protecting Pedophiles" Turns Out To Be A Convicted Pedophile

CNN, June 4, 2021:

A Trump supporter accused of storming the US Capitol and heckling police officers for "protecting pedophiles" previously served jail time after being convicted in the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl, according to court records reviewed by CNN and lawyers involved in the cases. . . .

According to prosecutors' description of the footage, [Sean McHugh of Auburn, California] allegedly shouted, "You guys like protecting pedophiles?" . . .

McHugh was convicted in 2010 on a state charge of unlawful sex with a minor . . . There was DNA evidence that connected McHugh to the girl . . .

McHugh has been charged with eight federal crimes tied to the Capitol insurrection, including trespassing charges and the more serious counts of obstructing congressional proceedings and assaulting police officers with a dangerous weapon.

They really should be called the "Projection Party" because everything -- and from scores of reports, it is hyperbole -- everything they accuse anyone else of doing, they are already guilty of it.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

This Week In Stupid

Qarjorie Taylor Greene Sends Letter To President Biden,
Demanding Answers To Her Questions By June 3, 2021

Mo Brooks, Member Of The Armed Services Subcommittee For Cyber,
Innovative Technologies And Information Systems, Tries Way Too Hard
To Own The Libs And Tweets Out A Picture Showing His Gmail Password
And Bank PIN Taped To His Computer Monitor

Trump's Deranged Speech Begins With Theme Song From "The Titanic"

I'm Still Not Convinced Trump Didn't Have His Wrinkled,
Elastic Yoga Pants On Backwards (Or Perhaps He Had A Full Diaper),
But This Clarification Headline Is Worth It

Trump Appears To Be Wearing His Pants On Backwards While Sounding Comatose, Lethargically Slurring His Way Through A Rambling Monologue ("We Have To Defund Our Freedoms", "Things Are Being Found That Is Not Even Believable"); Both CNN And Fox Do Not Broadcast Speech

Yes. It is an actual news story.

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