Thirty-six hours left until we once again have a president, a vice-president, and sanity in the White House. Just 36 hours until we kick the imposter who has been illegitimately occupying our White House, using our money to buy food, to travel all ’round the globe, and to line his own pockets, while destroying this nation with his ignorance and cruelty. Still … 36 hours … he could still do a lot of damage. It is said he plans to issue some 100+ pardons today, and I still don’t trust him any farther than I can throw a feather. But soon, my friends, we will be shed of him … hopefully forever. My angst level is at an all-time high tonight, even knowing that 36 hours, only 2,160 minutes, and the source of much of my angst will head to Florida where hopefully he will be eaten by a shark! The angst I feel I know is shared by many of you, so feel free to add your own bit of snark here!
Domestic terrorists – some you wouldn’t expect
An Olympic gold medalist in swimming, Klete Keller, was one of those arrested for the January 6th terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. His friends and former teammates noticed his picture in the footage of the attack and reported him to the FBI. After being arrested, Keller spoke with his former coach and according to the coach …
“He kept repeating, ‘You’ve done so much for me, and I let you down.’ He kept saying over and over, ‘I didn’t mean for any of this to happen.’”
Then WHY THE SAM HELL did he go there in the first place? Every single person who was involved in that mob in any way, shape, or form, was there in an attempt to destroy the government, the Capitol, and some even intended to kill our elected legislators. No, he isn’t to be pitied, for he is a terrorist, a fool, he is the enemy and I hope they lock his ass up for at least a decade.
Among other terrorists who perpetrated the attack on our government on January 6th were a number of law enforcement officials – people whose salary is paid by We the People, people who are hired for the sole purpose of protecting the people of this nation! I demand they return the last decade’s worth of their salary, for we damn sure lost out there! Among them are a New Hampshire police chief, a Philadelphia detective, and two Seattle Police Department officers. These people wanted to kill those members of Congress who we elected. They hoped to overthrow the government, overthrow the November elections, and install Donald Trump as a dictator. And to think … we pay them to stab us in the back!
Also represented on January 6th were that group that call themselves the “Proud Boys”, though from their pictures and behaviour, I would say they’ve got nothing to be ‘proud’ of … they look like what they are … a bunch of bigoted, redneck, jobless, slobs with beer bellies, scruffy faces, and guns. Lots of big guns. Turns out they have gotten some portion of their funding for such events as the storming of the Capitol from a so-called ‘Christian’ fund-raising site. In fact, when Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, was arrested in Washington on January 4th, he was given more than $113,000 from 2,359 donors on this ‘Christian’ website to help with his bail and legal fees.
I hope that ultimately, every single person who entered the Capitol is arrested and imprisoned for a very long time, for these are not simply protestors, they are domestic terrorists … every one of them … and need to be treated accordingly. No bail, no plea deals … just orange jumpsuits and prison bars (no, not the kind that serve Canadian Mist).
In other news …
Donald Trump is throwing himself a going away party at Andrews Air Force Base on Wednesday morning. Attendance is by invitation only and the event starts at 8:00 a.m. He is planning an ostentatious military parade and an official armed forces farewell as the commander-in-chief, as well as a large crowd of supporters, selected backers and current and former officials in his administration and their guests at a huge red-carpet affair. On our tax dollar. However, senior Pentagon officials say that it ain’t gonna happen like he wants. Awwww … pobre Donnie.
My immediate concern is … this ‘event’ is to be held just a few miles from the Capitol Building where four hours later Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office to become the president and vice president. Remember January 6th, where Trump used a speech to rile the masses, to incite violence, to urge them to ‘fight’? Is a repeat performance part of the plan for his ridiculous ‘ceremony’? It is said that attendance is by invitation only … who is he inviting? White supremacist groups like the Proud Boys and others?
Any other president who had just been impeached for the second time, would be tucking his tail between his legs and slinking out of town with as little fanfare as possible, but not Trump. Nope, he has to leave with a big bang … I’m just concerned that the big bang might happen four hours later and a few miles distant. Federal security officials should shut his event down … throw him on the plane bodily if necessary (it will take a few of them to lift his 330 pound girth) and send him on his way! Good riddance to bad rubbish!
And speaking of spreading conspiracy …
Remember how Parler, the website frequented by Trump-fanatic, right-wing domestic terrorists, was virtually dead in the water after being dropped by Amazon, Apple, and Google? Well … they’re baaaaaaack. And guess who helped them make a comeback, just in time for the inauguration? DDos-Guard (no, I didn’t stutter), a Russian-owned technology company. Put that one in your skillet and let it simmer for a while.
Since this post is mainly a rant, I’ll leave you with a bit of humour … dark humour, as it were, but humour nonetheless …