I look at the news these days, and there are no headlines screaming at me, no nefarious tweets by the former guy that send me straight into fight mode, but still … it takes only about 5 minutes of trolling the news to set my teeth on edge. Too many things just aren’t right in this country. And so … sigh … it’s time for me to share a few snarky snippets from the aged, ancient mind.
At least five members of the United States military have been charged for participating in the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, and yet not a single one has been relieved of their duty in the military. In other words … to put it quite bluntly … the very people who attempted to overthrow our government are still the ones we are relying on to defend us against all enemies, foreign and domestic. These five ARE the enemy domestic, for Pete’s Sake!!!
One of the five is Major Christopher Warnagiris, a Marine Corps officer who was arrested last week and accused of leading rioters in through the east doors of the Capitol Rotunda. He has been charged with five counts, including assaulting and obstructing police during a civil disorder and obstructing an official proceeding of Congress. Military officials say they are waiting for the legal proceedings by the Department of Justice before making any ‘administrative decisions.’ BULLSHIT. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my life in the hands of a guy who assaulted a police officer and was willing to overthrow the government for personal gain just a few short months ago! A guy who knowingly attacked a federal building, attempted to throw out my vote and yours, and had accepted that there was a noose hung outside the building waiting for the vice president of the country!
There used to be such a thing called a ‘court martial’ for people like Warnagiris and the other four members of the military who threw their loyalty out the window on January 6th.
And speaking of January 6th …
If a bomb goes off somewhere and I was there just 30 minutes earlier, I fully expect to be questioned about why I was there, what I saw, etc. If I refuse, that would be a sure sign that I had something to do with that bomb, that I at least knew of it or saw something suspicious, and I would be taken ‘downtown for questioning’. Rightly so. Refusal to answer questions is a sure sign of some level of guilt. So … when certain Republican members of Congress, most notably for the purpose of this conversation, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, want to quash an investigation into the events of January 6th, warning bells immediately start going off in my head!
What did they do? What did they know? Who did they speak to ahead of the attack? How were they involved? Did they encourage or incite the horrific attack on Congress and the Capitol? Surely they have something to hide, else they would not be working so fast and furiously to bury any investigation. They remind me of a two-year-old holding the forbidden cookies behind his back, saying “Wh-wha-what c-c-cookies???”
Funny, too, that when the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked in 2012, the Republicans in Congress were the first to demand an investigation, the first to point the fingers at then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who, it was proven multiple times, was not at fault), but now, an attack on home soil, and they are … “Meh, it was nuthin’.” The word ‘HYPOCRITE’ comes to mind often when I hear the word ‘Republican’, or the names of Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Matt Gaetz, Margie Green, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lauren Boebert, Josh Hawley and others. Gee, I wonder why. Yes, they are all a lot of hypocrites and we must keep the pressure on to investigate the events and conversations that led up to the violent attacks on Congress that black, bleak day. Our friend Keith has written to a few Republican Senators and posted his letter on his blog with an invitation for any who wish to alter and use it to do so freely. I encourage you to make your voices heard on this critical issue. If there is no price to pay for those who instigated or played a role in the insurrection, it is almost guaranteed to happen again.
Stupid just keeps on getting stupider
Ol’ Marge Greene, the freshman representative from Georgia who is a QAnon supporter, has said & done so many really stupid things that all her committee assignments were taken from her within a month of her taking her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her latest … really ought to be grounds for expulsion from Congress.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an abundance of caution, made the decision to continue the mask mandate on the House floor. It does not mean that lawmakers must wear a mask in their respective offices, or in the supermarket, only on the floor of the House of Representatives, and her reason is that some of the lawmakers are not yet fully vaccinated. Makes sense, yes? But … here’s what ol’ Marge had to say about it …
“This woman [Pelosi] is mentally ill. You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star, and they were definitely treated like second-class citizens — so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany and this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.”
Say WHAT??? There is absolutely no comparison between a mask mandate for the safety of all, and the Holocaust! It’s an abomination to even make such a statement! Please, Congress, expel this … person … from the halls of your noble edifice! Send her back to Georgia and let her resume her life as a fitness instructor whereby she won’t be subjected to wearing a mask! She is not lawmaker material, doesn’t even appear to have a functional brain!