Filosofa is on a tear tonight, so fasten your seatbelts, and if you’re offended by a bit of cussing, go visit another, tamer blog, perhaps one that only features happy things like critters, flowers, or recipes.
We’re paying for this terrorist to eat what we cannot even afford!
Does the name Jacob Chansley ring a bell? He is one of the two most photographed and most horrible of the domestic terrorists who attacked Congress and the Capitol on January 6th. This half-naked creature …
… does not either look or act human. He was arrested on January 9th on federal charges of “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds”. Pretty damn mild charges if you ask me. At the very least he should have been charged with domestic terrorism, and I would have added intent to commit murder. However, I was not consulted.
Now, Mr. Chansley is 33 years of age, an adult, right? But his mommy, Martha Chansley, worried that he might get sick if he didn’t get his organic food while in jail.
Martha Chansley, Jacob’s mummy
And so, at a hearing on Wednesday, lawyers for Chansley said he had not eaten in more than a week because of a lack of organic food. The attorneys argued that Chansley needed the food for medical reasons and because it is a tenet of his religious beliefs in shamanism. BULLSHIT!
Freedom of religion dos NOT translate into a terrorist being able to demand the much more expensive organic foods! And as for the health reasons … BULLSHIT! No specific conditions were cited, and I probably have as many health issues as anyone, but I cannot afford organic food and wouldn’t eat it if I could! I am not paying taxes to feed this asshole the food his so-called “religion” requires! For all I care, he can effing starve to death! He tried to undermine and overthrow our election, our votes, to silence our voices! He damaged OUR property and endangered the lives of OUR elected officials! We owe him NOTHING!
Chansley has spent the last several years of his life participating in riots and protests, harassing Black Lives Matter peaceful protestors, following QAnon and its conspiracy theories … he does not deserve an ounce of kindness!
However, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Chansley was entitled to the organic food on religious grounds. Not only that, but the judge also ruled that since the D.C. jail where Chansley was being held did not have the ability to cater to Chansley’s dietary whims, he is to be moved to the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia, where they will be happy to spend OUR money to accommodate this terrorist’s dietary desires! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I’m sick and tired of hearing about this woman …
Since the Republican leadership, ie., Kevin McCarthy, chose not to take any disciplinary action against Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for her many inappropriate and criminal transgressions, the House Democrats called for a full House vote yesterday afternoon. As a result, Ms. Greene has been removed from the committees she served on.
The vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans voting with Democrats to strip Greene of her committees. It’s at least something, but far too little. If I endorsed a plan to kill a member of Congress, as Ms. Greene did, I would be arrested and put in jail to await my trial. If I spouted some of the conspiracy theories she has done, I would be in a padded room right now, wearing one of those jackets with really long sleeves! Ms. Greene does it and doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist. Perhaps House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was too afraid of that gun she carries to censure her. Or perhaps now that he and Mr. Trump have kissed and made up, he is dancing to the beat of a different drummer. He damn sure is NOT representing the people of this nation!
Greene gave an 8-minute speech attempting to justify her past behaviour and criticizing one thing after another, including the national debt, at which I nearly choked, for it is the damned Republican tax cuts for the wealthy that have increased our national debt to it’s current level! It is because the rich assholes aren’t paying anywhere near their fair share, while the rest of us struggle to pay our 13% – 25% each week. Bah humbug, Ms. Greene! At the end of her speech, she received a standing ovation from her fellow Republicans. A standing ovation! They stood and clapped, as if she deserved even an ounce of respect! These people are fools and they make me sick!
Either way, Ms. Greene now serves no purpose in the House of Representatives, but she will not be sent packing, expelled from Congress, as would be right and proper, because the Republicans in Congress are cowards, plain and simple.
Heartbreaking and Unforgivable
Elba Pope of Rochester, New York, is the mother of a 9-year-old daughter with mental health issues. On January 29th, Pope’s daughter was having a meltdown and threatening to kill herself, so Ms. Pope attempted to get mental health services to come to her home to help. Instead, she got “Rochester’s Finest” [sarcasm fully intended].
When police arrived, they immediately began attempting to physically restrain the child, while Ms. Pope kept pleading with them to call a specialist. One officer flat out said, “No.” Officers chased the child through the snow outside, wrestled her to the ground and handcuffed her. Please remember … this little girl is nine years old and has serious mental health problems. As the officers attempted to put her into the police cruiser, she sobbed repeatedly, “I want my dad … I want my dad,” but officers ignored her please. At one point, an officer said to the girl, “You’re acting like a child,” to which she sensibly replied, “I am a child!” And then, when she couldn’t be calmed down and continued crying for her dad, one officer said …
“Just spray her”
Spray her, meaning pepper spray. And that is what was done, and this poor little girl was crying, “Somebody please wipe my eyes!”
The following video made me cry, so either watch it or don’t, if you can’t.
Can we say “police brutality?” Did I mention that the Pope family is Black? If this had been a white girl, do you think the police would have abused this poor child in this manner? NO, they would NOT have. Think systemic racism in police departments isn’t real? THINK AGAIN!