Sunday, October 31, 2021

Trump's Bumbling Attorney John Eastman (Author Of How-To-Steal-Election Memo,
Which He Suddenly Now Disavows) Subpoenaed By January 6 Committee

Trump: "If I Endorse Somebody, They Win";
At Least 36 Candidates He Endorsed Lost In 2018 Alone

Both Sides

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hours After Trump's Announcement Of His Upcoming "Media Powerhouse", Pranksters Find & Deface Two Unsecured Testing Sites; Trump Finds Key Investors Are Bailing, Is Under Fire For Illegally Using Corporate Logos, & May Face A Lawsuit For Building His Site With Pirated Software

Failed blogger Donald Trump's new social media network ("TRUTH Social") could be dead in the water months before it actually debuts.

Within one hour of Team Trump's announcement last week, some computer-savvy people discovered the company's completely unsecured BETA testing site, immediately signed up (using available (!) names like "donaldjtrump" and "mikepence"), and began posting shit to it. After the prank was discovered and the site was deleted, another unsecured site was found — and the fun started all over again! (Pillow Man Mike Lindell's website also immediately became an unmitigated clusterfuck!)
Several key investors are pulling out of the project as soon as they find out Trump is one of the principals behind it. Details of the start-up were apparently kept vague. One unnamed investor, who reportedly held a 10% stake in the company, "sold everything as soon as he could. . . . The idea that I would help [Trump] build out a fake news business called Truth makes me want to throw up."

In addition to illegally using several corporate logos in its App store listing (The New York Times and Chevrolet both stated they had not been asked, nor did they give, permission), Team Trump used pirated software to build the site and could face a lawsuit from Mastodon, a decentralized social network whose founder Eugen Rochko stated Trump violated the terms of use for the Mastodon software and gave Trump 30 days to re-build his site's computer code or be shut down.
Numerous people pointed out the idiocy and hypocrisy of Trump's Terms of Use. In his announcement, Trump boasted that his social network would be a home for "free speech" and "varied opinions". However, Trump will ban anyone from the site if they say anything bad about him or if they make fun of the website. (Also, the owner of "TRUTH Social" will ban people for "using excessive capital letters".)

Earlier this year, Trump shut down and deleted his "From The Desk" blog after only 29 days because people were making fun of it. (No one was reading it, also, but suffering humiliation was worse for Trump than being ignored.)

Washington Post Recap


Monday, October 25, 2021

Organizers Of January 6 Seditious Insurrection Say They Held "Dozens" Of Planning Meetings With Trump White House Staff & At Least A Dozen GOP Members Of Congress, All Of Whom Were Told They Would Receive A "Blanket Pardon" From Trump

Two organizers of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol have spoken at length with the House Select Committee investigating the pro-Trump attack, sharing detailed information about the planning of the attack, which involved members of the Trump White House, including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and at least a dozen members of Congress, including Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), according to an exclusive report from Rolling Stone.
For the sake of clarity, we will refer to one of the sources as a rally organizer and the other as a planner. Rolling Stone has confirmed that both sources were involved in organizing the main event aimed at objecting to the electoral certification, which took place at the White House Ellipse on Jan. 6. Trump spoke at that rally and encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol. Some members of the audience at the Ellipse began walking the mile and a half to the Capitol as Trump gave his speech. The barricades were stormed minutes before the former president concluded his remarks.

These two sources also helped plan a series of demonstrations that took place in multiple states around the country in the weeks between the election and the storming of the Capitol. According to these sources, multiple people associated with the March for Trump and Stop the Steal events that took place during this period communicated with members of Congress throughout this process.

Along with Greene, the conspiratorial pro-Trump Republican from Georgia who took office earlier this year, the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included .

"We would talk to Boebert's team, Cawthorn's team, Gosar's team like back to back to back to back," says the organizer. And Gosar, who has been one of the most prominent defenders of the Jan. 6 rioters, allegedly took things a step further. Both sources say he dangled the possibility of a "blanket pardon" in an unrelated ongoing investigation to encourage them to plan the protests.

"Our impression was that it was a done deal," the organizer says, "that he'd spoken to the president about it in the Oval . . . in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up. They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support." . . .

Gosar's office did not respond to requests for comment on this story. Rolling Stone has separately obtained documentary evidence that both sources were in contact with Gosar and Boebert on Jan. 6. . . .

These specific members of Congress were involved in the pro-Trump activism around the election and the electoral certification on Jan. 6. Both Brooks and Cawthorn spoke with Trump at the Ellipse on Jan. 6. In his speech at that event, Brooks, who was reportedly wearing body armor, declared, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." Gosar, Greene, and Boebert were all billed as speakers at the "Wild Protest," which also took place on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. . . .

In another indication members of Congress may have been involved in planning the protests against the election, Ali Alexander, who helped organize the "Wild Protest," declared in a since-deleted livestream broadcast that Gosar, Brooks, and Biggs helped him formulate the strategy for that event.

"I was the person who came up with the Jan. 6 idea with Congressman Gosar, Congressman Mo Brooks, and Congressman Andy Biggs," Alexander said at the time. "We four schemed up on putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting so that – who we couldn't lobby – we could change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body hearing our loud roar from outside."

Alexander led Stop the Steal, which was one of the main groups promoting efforts to dispute Trump's loss. In December, he organized a Stop the Steal event in Phoenix, where Gosar was one the main speakers. At that demonstration, Alexander referred to Gosar as "my captain" and declared "one of the other heroes has been Congressman Andy Biggs." . . .

While it was already clear members of Congress played some role in the Jan. 6 events and similar rallies that occurred in the lead-up to that day, the two sources say they can provide new details about the members' specific roles in these efforts. The sources plan to share that information with congressional investigators right away. While both sources say their communications with the House's Jan. 6 committee thus far have been informal, they are expecting to testify publicly.

"I have no problem openly testifying," the planner says. . . .
Much of this information confirms and/or adds to the already existing mountain of evidence unearthed and compiled by author Seth Abramson and presented at Proof. Abramson has been reporting on the insurrection since the day it happened and has been the only journalist to deeply investigate the attack. Some of Abramson's articles reveal:
the five Trump "War Rooms" that were used during the week leading up to January 6,

a secret Insurrection Eve conclave at Trump International Hotel,

Former Secretary of Defense Chris Miller lied to Congress about Trump's actions (and who he met with) during the afternoon and evening of January 5,

a leading Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia met with insurrectionists and discussed the possibility of Trump raising a personal army of more than a million combat veterans to retain control of the White House,

a possible seditious conspiracy involving the Secret Service and its role in the insurrection, and 

a comprehensive guide to the people responsible for the January 6 insurrection and a detailed explanation of how and why the attack occurred.
In addition to the members of Congress named by Rolling Stone, Abramson has been writing about these key people as well: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

"Truth Social": Trump's Upcoming Social Media Platform Is Owned By A Company In China ("will soon be ... plans to begin ... is expected ... very soon ... to soon begin ... soon!")

". . . will be funded . . . create a rival . . . will soon be . . . plans to begin . . . is expected . . . very soon . . . to soon begin . . . soon!"

Sounds like another Two Week Notice!

Republicans Affirm (Once Again) Their Complete Opposition To Voting (And Democracy)


Not A Cult

Pillow Talk

Friday, October 15, 2021

Trump (Unprompted) Tells National Republican Senatorial Committee: "I'm Not Into Golden Showers!"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

"A Man of Paralyzing Stupidity"

Nazis Gonna Nazi

A War On Colombus Day, Halloween, AND Christmas

Why Won't Tucker Carlson Quit His Job Because Of Fox's Tyrannical, Strict-Than-Biden Vaccine Rules?


AT&T Helped Create And Currently Funds 90% Of One America News Network (OANN)

One America News Network
For People Who Think Fox Is Too Liberal

Saturday, October 09, 2021

C-Span Debases Itself, Broadcasting Trump's Latest Public Therapy Session (& Superspreader Event), At Which He Vows "We Will Quickly Complete The Border Wall"

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