The makers of such over-the-counter medications as Tylenol and Advil must be raking in the profits these days, for a headache is a natural state of being for most of us as soon as we boot up the computer or turn on the television news in the morning! So anyway, after popping four ibuprofen with my morning Joe, here I am back with even more of those snarky snippets.
This dude …
… was one of the insurrectionists that stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup on January 6th 2020. His name is Timothy Hale-Cusanelli and at the time of his felonious insurrection he was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves … you know, those guys who are supposed to protect us in times of trouble? Well, turns out Hale-Cusanelli is a Nazi supporter … don’t ask me how the Sam Hell he got into the U.S. Army … and not a very bright one at that! During his jury trial this week, Hale-Cusanelli admitted to entering the Capitol, but claims that he didn’t know the Capitol is where the two chambers of Congress convene. This, despite the fact that he claims to be a ‘history buff’. Yeah, right asshole.
“I know this sounds idiotic, but I’m from New Jersey. I feel like an idiot, it sounds idiotic, and it is. I didn’t know the Capitol building was the same as the congressional building.”
His little ‘dumber-than-a-coal-bucket’ ploy failed, however, and Hale-Cusanelli was convicted on all five counts he faced, including a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding. His sentencing date is September 16th and he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, though it’s quite likely his sentence will be significantly shorter.
Hale-Cusanelli has been in jail since February 2021 because of his racist history. At least 34 of Hale-Cusanelli’s colleagues told prosecutors that he held “extremist or radical views pertaining to the Jewish people, minorities, and women.” A Navy petty officer claimed Hale-Cusanelli once said that “Hitler should have finished the job.”
Yet another specimen of the nastiest side of the human species.
(Note: I wrote a more extensive piece about Hale-Cusanelli shortly after his arrest in early 2021)
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson knows what causes school shootings like the one on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Who knew ol’ Ron was so much smarter than the rest of us? Yep, folks, he has all the answers … it is critical race theory and ‘wokeness’ that are causing all the school shootings in the United States! Wow … such a simple answer, yes?
“We stopped teaching values in so many of our schools. Now we’re teaching wokeness, we’re indoctrinating our children with things like CRT … I think CRT has been going on under the radar for quite some time as well. Wokeness has been. Liberal indoctrination has been. This is a much larger issue than what a simple new gun law is gonna — it’s not gonna solve it. It’s not gonna solve it.”
So much wrong with his statement … I ran out of fingers trying to enumerate it, but the short version …
- CRT … critical race theory, is NOT taught in elementary, middle, or high schools in the United States, though in my opinion it should be
- What ‘values’ is he referring to? Schools are attempting to ban lessons of history, lessons about human bodies, and whitewash or cover up everything that used to be a part of a well-balanced curriculum, but I think the ‘values’ Mr. J is referring to is religion. Over the decades, we ‘woke’ people have let it be known that not all of us are of the Christian religion, that some of us are even … gasp … non-believers … and thus we do not support the teaching of one single religion in schools. Schools, like our government, are intended to be secular.
- EVIDENCE points to the fact that gun laws, properly enforced, would indeed cut down on gun felonies and deaths significantly. There ain’t no arguable point here, people!!! Check the gun laws and gun deaths in ANY other country in the world …
- And finally, ‘wokeness’ is a made-up term by bigots who believe that being anti-racist, being pro-LGBTQ rights, caring about other people REGARDLESS of religion, skin colour, gender or gender identification, ethnicity, etc. is somehow a bad thing. Those of us with compassion and hearts let the babies have their made-up language and we’re proud to be, by the right-wing definition, ‘woke’. However, note that being ‘woke’ is NOT a crime, but is a humanitarian response to the world today!
And that, Mr. J, is as much time and energy as I will waste rebutting your utter asininity, your stupidity. Yesterday I heard someone claim that gun laws wouldn’t work, and the only thing that would solve our gun problem is Jesus. Well fine, then, call on him/her if you wish, but a lot of us think that real world problems require real world solutions!
So many bloomin’ fools in the world … I wonder if this is yet another of the long-range effects of climate change, that it’s affecting people’s ability to use logic and reason?