Glenn Kirschner with a welcome take on justice

Glenn Kirschner lays out the legal dilemma that members of Congress who have refused to give truthful testimony about January 6th to the January 6th House Select Committee will face if they go to the Don McGahn/ John Bolton/Mark Meadows route to conceal evidence to obstruct justice and avoid incriminating a criminal former president and his criminal associates.

Here is a brilliant idea from a comment on Glenn Kirschner’s video, it would sweep several vocal obstructionists out of Congress if they refuse to testify and it would end the Trumpian immunity they transactionally claim to defy Congressional subpoenas.

Jews will not replace us (with Blacks) theory

According to some very fine people, on both sides, in Charlottesville at the Unite the Right tiki torch procession that Trump applauded, Jews are orchestrating a vast plot to replace legacy white Christian American voters with brown, black, yellow, tan and red voters to take over the country for their nefarious purposes, including, of course, widespread pedophilia and cannibalism of children. You can hear Tucker Carlson expound on Great Replacement Theory on his top rated infotainment show on Murdoch’s Fox network. Apparently it’s now called GRT and it is as mainstream in the current GOP [1] as Qanon and Stolen Electionism, as popular and edgy as Birtherism, another popular white racist “theory” was a few years back.

Fair and balanced for the MAGA 39%

Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing network is the only news source for a good proportion of the US population. Here is how they cover the controversy over Merrick Garland’s hesitancy to appear “political” by indicting the organizers, funders and inciters of the “extralegal” plot to overthrow the election and the accompanying January 6th riot:

If this was your sole source of political infotainment, you’d never know this double talking, lying, attacking, weasel motherfucker is defying a subpoena from his colleagues after refusing to voluntarily appear to give testimony to a committee he claims are a bunch of illegitimate libtard cucks. His talks with the boss on January 6th are, like Kevin said, that, that, that’s, that’s that’s that’s between him, him and the boss.

Fair and balanced, we report you decide, dummies. Remember Benghazi!

Supporting segregation makes you look racist, banning abortion is a moral, conservative Christian duty

Mehdi Hasan lays out the grim history of how determined, organized American reactionaries, realizing segregation was a bad look in the Civil Rights era, galvanized Evangelical Christians behind the religious Catholic doctrine that a fetus, even a one minute old zygote, is a fully formed human life and made opposition to abortion the unifying principle of the extreme right.

Nothing racist about forcing women, even if they’re poor and Black, to carry even a rapist’s seed to term. It’s God’s will, motherfukers, ask Jesus!

The Scheme to capture the federal courts, part 14

The fourteenth installment of Sheldon Whitehouse’s excellent The Scheme series, outlining very clearly how far right extremists have captured the federal judiciary for preordained political ends, funded with unlimited dark money from undisclosed extremely wealthy reactionaries intent on preserving their privileges at all costs. 

The only shame is that this chillingly true presentation was not made, and widely disseminated, ten years ago, in time for voters and legislators to stop the infernal machinations of dark money funded reactionary zealots, before these fiendishly determined motherfuckers won their long war to turn back the clock and protect their own rights at the expense of everyone else’s.  

Joe Manchin casts vote to sink legislating Roe, along with all 50 MAGA senators

John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina who held many important positions including being the seventh vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832, while adamantly defending slavery and protecting the interests of the white South. He began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government and protective tariffs. In the late 1820s, his views changed radically, and he became a leading proponent of states’ rightslimited governmentnullification, and opposition to high tariffs. He saw Northern acceptance of those policies as a condition of the South remaining in the Union. His beliefs and warnings heavily influenced the South’s secession from the Union in 1860–1861

Remind you of anyone?

In the late 1820s, his views changed radically, and he became a leading proponent of states’ rightslimited governmentnullification, and opposition to high tariffs.

The John Birch Society is the current GOP

The John Birch Society was, at the time of its creation in 1958, the lunatic fringe of the far right. Formed by several wealthy right wing businessmen in a rage against the “activist” Supreme Court that unanimously declared segregation of public schools unconstitutional, Birchers believed this communist judicial activism was leading us down a slippery slope toward “forced integration”, integrated labor unions, full rights for women and other abominations of majoritarian tyranny. Movement conservatives steered clear of these rich extremists who saw commies everywhere, pulling the strings, making intolerable outcomes happen — like forcing whites who honestly hated Blacks to send their children to school with… you know. The lunatics who started this paranoiac right-wing interest group (which is still alive today, google these insane funsters) included wealthy fossil fuel baron Fred Koch, admirer of Mr. Hitler and father of American far-right titan and architect of the modern Republican party, Charles Koch. They’ve come a long way since 1958, taking over the Republican party with the vitality of their big ideas, as Heather Cox Richardson explains:

In Michigan, Republican Ryan Kelley, who is running for governor, has openly attacked the idea of democracy. “Socialism—it starts with democracy,” he said. “That’s the ticket for the left. They want to push this idea of democracy, which turns into socialism, which turns into communism in every instance.” Kelley’s distinction between “democracy” and a “constitutional republic” is drawn from the John Birch Society in the 1960s, which used that distinction to oppose the idea of one person, one vote, that supported Black voting.

In turn, the Birchers drew from the arguments of white supremacists during Reconstruction after the Civil War, who warned that Black voters would elect leaders who promised them roads, and schools, and hospitals. These benefits would cost tax dollars that in the postwar South would have to be paid largely by white landowners. Thus, white voters insisted, Black voting would lead to a redistribution of wealth; by 1871, they insisted it was essentially “socialism.”

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Democracy, a dirty, slippery slope down to providing equal rights and equal protection of the law to everyone. Where does this decadent slide toward socialism end? Socialized medicine, a so-called right to affordable health care in the richest nation in human history? Making billionaires, who made two trillion in pocket change during the pandemic, pay more than 8% tax on that money? Jesus, socialism is un-American, as anti-American as anti-fascism and the millions of unhinged “woke” maniacs protesting when one black guy, with a criminal record, no less, gets accidentally killed by four cops. God save our flawed vessel king! Who are you gullible dummies going to believe, the fake news or Jesus Christ Himself?