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Friday Talking Points -- Biden Delivers The Best Speech Of His Presidency

[ Posted Friday, January 7th, 2022 – 16:02 UTC ]

Without actually saying his name, President Joe Biden delivered a speech on the anniversary of the failed January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol which directly laid the blame for the atrocity that happened one year ago at Donald Trump's feet. Uncharacteristically (for him), Biden did not pull any punches, did not mince any words, and did not couch his terms in diplomatic language to soften any of the blows. Instead he told the bald truth -- that Trump was responsible for the Big Lie, that the Big Lie was what incited the mob, and that the Big Lie was downright un-American and reprehensible. Biden used one particularly notable phrase multiple times, when he called the violence of January 6th a "dagger at the throat of America" or a "dagger at the throat of our democracy" -- which will probably be the most-remembered line from the whole speech.

It was the strongest speech we have ever heard from Joe Biden, period. The speech took less than half an hour, and Biden was animated and forceful the entire time. Biden may not be the world's best political orator in general, but yesterday he certainly delivered. Maybe it was the heartfelt and honest moral outrage he was so obviously feeling, but whatever the reason, Biden's speech was certainly notable for rising to the occasion.

In fact, rather than even attempt to excerpt pieces of this speech, we feel it was such an important one that we're turning over our Talking Points section to it today. The importance of it truly demands either you read it or view it in full -- it was that good a speech.

Some are saying this represents a shift in Biden's presidency away from chasing "unity" with Republicans. We'll have to see, in the coming weeks, but we certainly wouldn't know now because only two Republicans even dared to show their faces in the House of Representatives yesterday -- Liz Cheney and her father Dick Cheney (who used to represent Wyoming in the House). Although the two of them represent about as hardline conservatism as can be imagined, both were warmly welcomed by all the Democrats in the chamber and lauded for their fealty to democracy and to the United States Constitution. We have to admit, seeing Nancy Pelosi and all the other Democrats warmly welcome Dick Cheney to the floor is one thing we never thought could even be possible, but when the stakes are high enough, partisanship doesn't even come into play.

At least for Democrats, that is. The rest of the Republican Party spent the day celebrating denialism, in the fervent hopes they wouldn't provoke the wrath of their increasingly-unhinged leader. They have tried mightily to rewrite the events of January 6th into some sort of whitewashed or bowdlerized version. Obviously, they can't handle the truth -- or just don't want to, in abject fear of reprisals from the man-baby they have chosen to fall into line behind.

Trump himself was muted (for him) yesterday, firing off several petulant responses to Biden that few people even noticed. He had planned to hold a competing press conference that day, but was talked out of it at the last minute. Here's the story:

According to a person familiar with the matter, [Donald] Trump wanted to make a scene and deride reporters at the event but had been told repeatedly by his advisers that it could be the kind of coverage he doesn't want. Trump also did not know exactly what he wanted his message to be, and his team was taken aback by how many reporters were planning on attending, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

"It was going to be awful, awful press," a Trump adviser said. The adviser, who was not authorized to speak publicly about deliberations surrounding the event, said Trump had originally announced the news conference on a lark and without a plan in place.

A Trump spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Laughably, a handful of Republicans accused Democrats of "politicizing" the anniversary. This required gargantuan levels of chutzpah, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for them these days.

Almost as shocking as Dick Cheney being warmly greeted by Democrats was the fact that Karl Rove (of all people) was the only Republican to make a very salient point: how would Republicans now speak of the events of January 6th if the tables had been turned and it was a mob of Democrats attempting to stop Congress from certifying a Republican presidential victory? Would they have supported a congressional investigation into the event then? It's rare for Rove to exhibit this much honesty, but we have to say he's right. We've long agreed with the point that if the mob were mostly made up of Black or Islamic rioters, the police response would have been a lot different (and more brutal); but Rove's right too -- if that had indeed been the case, there wouldn't be any hesitation on the right to calling it an insurrection or sedition or an attempted coup. Or to investigate it six ways from Sunday, for that matter.

Marking this anniversary was important for several reasons, of course. The biggest being it could all prove to be nothing short of a dress-rehearsal for the future. Except next time around a violent mob might not even be necessary. As President Biden pointed out in his speech, Trump's Big Lie is being used to change elections laws across the country, in order to make it much easier for political hacks to overturn the will of the people -- should the will of the people not match their own partisanship. They loudly cried "Stop the steal!" while attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of power, but now they are arranging the chessboard so the next time they will be able to steal a presidential election -- and without ever having to resort to mob violence to accomplish the theft.

This is the pressing issue of the day, although voting rights activists have been disappointed that (so far) the issue has seemed to take a back seat to Biden's economic agenda. But Biden's speech might signal a real change on this front. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has vowed to bring up two key voting rights bills to the Senate floor "before or on" Martin Luther King Junior Day. The only way this effort will succeed is if Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema can be convinced to alter the filibuster rules, since getting 60 votes for either one of the bills is completely impossible right now. Biden will be giving a speech in Atlanta on voting rights soon, where he is expected to turn up the heat on this effort. If Biden does explicitly call for the filibuster to be waived for these bills it should ramp up the pressure on Sinema and Manchin, but at this point nobody really knows whether that will change their minds or not.

American democracy stands at a crossroads right now. We can either devolve into the same "democracy" as the quote misattributed to Joseph Stalin ("The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."), or we can shore up and strengthen the electoral mechanisms to ensure that this never happens in America. One of our political parties is openly flirting with the concept of such authoritarian (or "strongman") tactics, while the other doesn't seem to realize the full gravity of the situation.

Until yesterday, at least.

So here's hoping that Biden's speech won't be the final word on the subject, but instead the launch of a concerted effort to insulate American elections from being manipulated or ignored for purely partisan purposes. Because that would, as Biden accurately said, be wrong, undemocratic, and un-American.

 

Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week

There's really only one choice, this week. The only other contender was former president Jimmy Carter, who wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times that sounded the same clarion call. It was titled "I Fear For Our Democracy," and it ended with:

Our great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss. Without immediate action, we are at genuine risk of civil conflict and losing our precious democracy. Americans must set aside differences and work together before it is too late.

But ex-presidents don't have nearly the same bully pulpit as a sitting president does. Which is why President Joe Biden is clearly the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week this week. Biden's speech knocked it out of the park, from beginning to end.

After a full year of mostly ignoring Donald Trump, Biden took the fight to him yesterday with a vengeance. Although he never uttered the name "Trump" once, that didn't stop him from denouncing and goading him in the most personal way imaginable. One review of the speech pointed this out:

Throughout the speech, Biden merely cited the "former president" -- at least 16 times in a little over 10 minutes -- as if speaking his name was tantamount to legitimizing him, or that something would happen a la saying "Voldemort."

Biden didn't have to say his name to call him out, though. Biden accused Trump of: "sitting in the private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House, watching it all on television and doing nothing for hours as police were assaulted, lives at risk, and the nation's capital under siege."

In other words, Trump is a coward.

Biden got even more personal, later on:

And here is the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country's interests and America's interests, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.

He can't accept he lost, even though that's what 93 United States senators, his own Attorney General, his own Vice President, governors and state officials in every battleground state have all said: He lost.

That's what 81 million of you did as you voted for a new way forward.

He has done what no president in American history -- the history of this country -- has ever, ever done: He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people.

In other words, Trump is a liar and a loser. A very sore loser.

Biden dismantled the entire apparatus of the Big Lie by accurately pointing out that while all the Republicans claim the presidential election was somehow flawed or rigged or stolen or whatever -- absolutely none of them have challenged any of the other results from the election. None of the Republicans elected to the Senate or the House or governor's seats are calling for ballots to be audited, because they know full well that the 2020 election was the most secure and least fraudulent in our nation's history.

That's what proves the Big Lie is a lie, to put it another way.

For making such a clear and forceful case for the truth, for standing up to Trump's dangerous delusions, for remembering the truth of the insurrectionist attack on the United States Capitol, and for doing it all with style, with emotion, and with righteousness on his side, Joe Biden is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week.

[Congratulate President Joe Biden on the official White House contact page, to let him know you appreciate his efforts.]

 

Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week

We didn't have any nominees for the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week this week. Even Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema were quiet. So we're just going to put the award back on the shelf until next week, unless someone has a convincing nomination down in the comments (as usual).

 

Friday Talking Points

Volume 645 (1/7/22)

We are (obviously) devoting our entire column today to Biden's speech, because we truly feel it was that impressive. And necessary.

So rather than attempt to create our own talking points for Democrats to use in the coming week, we are providing the full transcript of Biden's speech instead.

We strongly encourage everyone to read the entire thing, as it never really falters or slows down at all -- the entire thing, from beginning to end, was so high-energy and on point that it's almost impossible to identify what the best parts of it were. The whole thing was that good.

If you have the time, you should even watch the whole speech on video. Sometimes when Biden delivers prepared remarks he can be too soft-spoken to command attention or too monotone to keep that attention. Neither happened during this speech. It was riveting, from beginning to end. So please, take the time to either read it or watch it -- you won't be sorry you did.

 

President Joe Biden
[Speaking from Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol, January 6, 2022]

Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked -- simply attacked. The will of the people was under assault. The Constitution -- our Constitution -- faced the gravest of threats.

Outnumbered and in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law.

Our democracy held. We the people endured. And we the people prevailed.

For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol.

But they failed. They failed.

And on this day of remembrance, we must make sure that such an attack never, never happens again.

I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. This is where the House of Representatives met for 50 years in the decades leading up to the Civil War. This is -- on this floor is where a young congressman of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat at desk 191.

Above him -- above us, over that door leading into the Rotunda -- is a sculpture depicting Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an open book in which she records the events taking place in this chamber below.

Clio stood watch over this hall one year ago today, as she has for more than 200 years. She recorded what took place. The real history. The real facts. The real truth. The facts and the truth that Vice President Harris just shared and that you and I and the whole world saw with our own eyes.

The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth, and the truth shall make us free. We shall know the truth.

Well, here is the God's truth about January 6th, 2021:

Close your eyes. Go back to that day. What do you see? Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time inside this Capitol a Confederate flag that symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip us apart.

Even during the Civil War, that never, ever happened. But it happened here in 2021.

What else do you see? A mob breaking windows, kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol. American flags on poles being used as weapons, as spears. Fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of police officers.

A crowd that professes their love for law enforcement assaulted those police officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped on them.

Over 140 police officers were injured.

We've all heard the police officers who were there that day testify to what happened. One officer called it, quote, a med- -- "medieval" battle, and that he was more afraid that day than he was fighting the war in Iraq.

They've repeatedly asked since that day: How dare anyone -- anyone -- diminish, belittle, or deny the Hell they were put through?

We saw it with our own eyes. Rioters menaced these halls, threatening the life of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting gallows to hang the Vice President of the United States of America.

But what did we not see?

We didn't see a former president, who had just rallied the mob to attack -- sitting in the private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House, watching it all on television and doing nothing for hours as police were assaulted, lives at risk, and the nation's capital under siege.

This wasn't a group of tourists. This was an armed insurrection.

They weren't looking to uphold the will of the people. They were looking to deny the will of the people.

They were looking to uphold -- they weren't looking to uphold a free and fair election. They were looking to overturn one.

They weren't looking to save the cause of America. They were looking to subvert the Constitution.

This isn't about being bogged down in the past. This is about making sure the past isn't buried.

That's the only way forward. That's what great nations do. They don't bury the truth, they face up to it. Sounds like hyperbole, but that's the truth: They face up to it.

We are a great nation.

My fellow Americans, in life, there's truth and, tragically, there are lies -- lies conceived and spread for profit and power.

We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie.

And here is the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country's interests and America's interests, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.

He can't accept he lost, even though that's what 93 United States senators, his own Attorney General, his own Vice President, governors and state officials in every battleground state have all said: He lost.

That's what 81 million of you did as you voted for a new way forward.

He has done what no president in American history -- the history of this country -- has ever, ever done: He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people.

While some courageous men and women in the Republican Party are standing against it, trying to uphold the principles of that party, too many others are transforming that party into something else. They seem no longer to want to be the party -- the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the Bushes.

But whatever my other disagreements are with Republicans who support the rule of law and not the rule of a single man, I will always seek to work together with them to find shared solutions where possible. Because if we have a shared belief in democracy, then anything is possible -- anything.

And so, at this moment, we must decide: What kind of nation are we going to be?

Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?

Are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people?

Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth but in the shadow of lies?

We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. The way forward is to recognize the truth and to live by it.

The Big Lie being told by the former president and many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the insurrection in this country actually took place on Election Day -- November 3rd, 2020.

Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is that what you thought when you voted that day? Taking part in an insurrection? Is that what you thought you were doing? Or did you think you were carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and voting?

The former president and his supporters are trying to rewrite history. They want you to see Election Day as the day of insurrection and the riot that took place here on January 6th as the true expression of the will of the people.

Can you think of a more twisted way to look at this country -- to look at America? I cannot.

Here's the truth: The election of 2020 was the greatest demonstration of democracy in the history of this country.

More of you voted in that election than have ever voted in all of American history. Over 150 million Americans went to the polls and voted that day in a pandemic -- some at grea- -- great risk to their lives. They should be applauded, not attacked.

Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written -- not to protect the vote, but to deny it; not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it; not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but because the former president lost.

Instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, the former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.

It's wrong. It's undemocratic. And frankly, it's un-American.

The second Big Lie being told by the former President and his supporters is that the results of the election of 2020 can't be trusted.

The truth is that no election -- no election in American history has been more closely scrutinized or more carefully counted.

Every legal challenge questioning the results in every court in this country that could have been made was made and was rejected -- often rejected by Republican-appointed judges, including judges appointed by the former president himself, from state courts to the United States Supreme Court.

Recounts were undertaken in state after state. Georgia -- Georgia counted its results three times, with one recount by hand.

Phony partisan audits were undertaken long after the election in several states. None changed the results. And in some of them, the irony is the margin of victory actually grew slightly.

So, let's speak plainly about what happened in 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively sowing doubt about the election results. He built his lie over months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was just looking for an excuse -- a pretext -- to cover for the truth.

He's not just a former president. He's a defeated former president -- defeated by a margin of over 7 million of your votes in a full and free and fair election.

There is simply zero proof the election results were inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where evidence had to be produced and an oath to tell the truth had to be taken, the former president failed to make his case.

Just think about this: The former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place on November 3rd -- the elections for governor, United States Senate, the House of Representatives -- elections in which they closed the gap in the House.

They challenge none of that. The President's name was first, then we went down the line -- governors, senators, House of Representatives. Somehow, those results were accurate on the same ballot, but the presidential race was flawed?

And on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the same voters.

The only difference: The former President didn't lose those races; he just lost the one that was his own.

Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a former President and his supporters is that the mob who sought to impose their will through violence are the nation's true patriots.

Is that what you thought when you looked at the mob ransacking the Capitol, destroying property, literally defecating in the hallways, rifling through desks of senators and representatives, hunting down members of Congress? Patriots? Not in my view.

To me, the true patriots were the more than 150 [million] Americans who peacefully expressed their vote at the ballot box, the election workers who protected the integrity of the vote, and the heroes who defended this Capitol.

You can't love your country only when you win.

You can't obey the law only when it's convenient.

You can't be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.

Those who stormed this Capitol and those who instigated and incited and those who called on them to do so held a dagger at the throat of America -- at American democracy.

They didn't come here out of patriotism or principle. They came here in rage -- not in service of America, but rather in service of one man.

Those who incited the mob -- the real plotters -- who were desperate to deny the certification of the election and defy the will of the voters.

But their plot was foiled. Congressmen -- Democrats and Republicans -- stayed. Senators, representatives, staff -- they finished their work the Constitution demanded. They honored their oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Look, folks, now it's up to all of us -- to "We the People" -- to stand for the rule of law, to preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the promise of America alive.

That promise is at risk, targeted by the forces that value brute strength over the sanctity of democracy, fear over hope, personal gain over public good.

Make no mistake about it: We're living at an inflection point in history.

Both at home and abroad, we're engaged anew in a struggle between democracy and autocracy, between the aspirations of the many and the greed of the few, between the people's right of self-determination and self- -- the self-seeking autocrat.

From China to Russia and beyond, they're betting that democracy's days are numbered. They've actually told me democracy is too slow, too bogged down by division to succeed in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.

And they're betting -- they're betting America will become more like them and less like us. They're betting that America is a place for the autocrat, the dictator, the strongman.

I do not believe that. That is not who we are. That is not who we have ever been. And that is not who we should ever, ever be.

Our Founding Fathers, as imperfect as they were, set in motion an experiment that changed the world -- literally changed the world.

Here in America, the people would rule, power would be transferred peacefully -- never at the tip of a spear or the barrel of a gun.

And they committed to paper an idea that couldn't live up to -- they couldn't live up to but an idea that couldn't be constrained: Yes, in America all people are created equal.

We reject the view that if you succeed, I fail; if you get ahead, I fall behind; if I hold you down, I somehow lift myself up.

The former President, who lies about this election, and the mob that attacked this Capitol could not be further away from the core American values.

They want to rule or they will ruin -- ruin what our country fought for at Lexington and Concord; at Gettysburg; at Omaha Beach; Seneca Falls; Selma, Alabama. What -- and what we were fighting for: the right to vote, the right to govern ourselves, the right to determine our own destiny.

And with rights come responsibilities: the responsibility to see each other as neighbors -- maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but they're not an adversary; the responsibility to accept defeat then get back in the arena and try again the next time to make your case; the responsibility to see that America is an idea -- an idea that requires vigilant stewardship.

As we stand here today -- one year since January 6th, 2021 -- the lies that drove the anger and madness we saw in this place, they have not abated.

So, we have to be firm, resolute, and unyielding in our defense of the right to vote and to have that vote counted.

Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice in this sacred effort.

Jill and I have mourned police officers in this Capitol Rotunda not once but twice in the wake of January 6th: once to honor Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the day after the attack, and a second time to honor Officer Billy Evans, who lost his life defending this Capitol as well.

We think about the others who lost their lives and were injured and everyone living with the trauma of that day -- from those defending this Capitol to members of Congress in both parties and their staffs, to reporters, cafeteria workers, custodial workers, and their families.

Don't kid yourself: The pain and scars from that day run deep.

I said it many times and it's no more true or real than when we think about the events of January 6th: We are in a battle for the soul of America. A battle that, by the grace of God and the goodness and gracious -- and greatness of this nation, we will win.

Believe me, I know how difficult democracy is. And I'm crystal clear about the threats America faces. But I also know that our darkest days can lead to light and hope.

From the death and destruction, as the Vice President referenced, in Pearl Harbor came the triumph over the forces of fascism.

From the brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge came historic voting rights legislation.

So, now let us step up, write the next chapter in American history where January 6th marks not the end of democracy, but the beginning of a renaissance of liberty and fair play.

I did not seek this fight brought to this Capitol one year ago today, but I will not shrink from it either.

I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation. And I will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of our democracy.

We will make sure the will of the people is heard; that the ballot prevails, not violence; that authority in this nation will always be peacefully transferred.

I believe the power of the presidency and the purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it; to lift us up, not tear us apart; to be about us -- about us, not about "me."

Deep in the heart of America burns a flame lit almost 250 years ago -- of liberty, freedom, and equality.

This is not a land of kings or dictators or autocrats. We're a nation of laws; of order, not chaos; of peace, not violence.

Here in America, the people rule through the ballot, and their will prevails.

So, let us remember: Together, we're one nation, under God, indivisible; that today, tomorrow, and forever, at our best, we are the United States of America.

God bless you all. May God protect our troops. And may God bless those who stand watch over our democracy.

-- Chris Weigant

 

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196 Comments on “Friday Talking Points -- Biden Delivers The Best Speech Of His Presidency”

  1. [1] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    wow, that really was a great speech.

  2. [2] 
    Kick wrote:

    It really was a great speech and dead on accurate too.

  3. [3] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Elizabeth Miller will be a happy camper tonight:D Hard to imagine any better out of Joe. Hit it out of the Park, did he. And this is an obligatory time to focus on what Trump did.

  4. [4] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Guess I'll have to go and watch it, eh? :)

  5. [5] 
    Michale wrote:

    More fear mongering from one of the most blue states in the country..

    Almost half of reported NY COVID-19 hospitalizations are not due to COVID-19
    Over half of COVID-19 hospitalizations in NYC were not due to COVID-19

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/almost-half-reported-ny-covid-19-hospitalizations-not-due-covid-19

    It's funny how everything Left Wingers do is to make COVID seem worse than it is...

    Funny how that is, eh? :eyeroll:

  6. [6] 
    Michale wrote:

    And since it might have gotten lost in the shuffle, let's revisit Sotomayer's blatant lie on the bench of the SCOTUS..

    "We have hospitals that are almost at full capacity with people severely ill on ventilators. We have over 100,000 children, which we've never had before, in serious condition, many on ventilators."
    -Justice Sotomayer

    If COVID is REALLY so bad, why do hysterical Democrats have to make up bullshit to inflate fear and hysteria???

    The simple fact is, COVID is nothing but a run o the mill pandemic that hits the planet every few years..

    Yaaaawwwnnnnnnn

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    NAACP, BLM, other groups silent amid disappointing jobs numbers and rise in Black unemployment rate
    Black unemployment rate rose from 6.5% to 7.1% while that of other groups' fell

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/naacp-groups-silent-black-unemployment

    Looks like Basement Biden and the Democrats are screwing over black Americans again..

    Typical MO for Democrats.. Promise black Americans the moon and then don't deliver shit..

    Democrats have hated on black America since they created the KKK and Jim Crow and fought their own countrymen to protect the Democrats' right to keep slaves...

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    Even the Democrat Pedo News Network, CNN is saying that Basement Biden's Vaccine Mandates are toast..

    Supreme Court appears poised to block Biden's vaccine and testing rules for businesses

    The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Friday appeared ready to reject one of President Joe Biden's most aggressive attempts so far to combat the spread of Covid-19 -- a vaccine or testing requirement aimed at large businesses.
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/07/politics/supreme-court-biden-vaccine-testing-mandate-covid-19/index.html

    One has to wonder what part of *NO* does Basement Biden NOT understand???

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    And here here we have America's latest scumbag/Democrat...

    Alec Baldwin has STILL not handed over his cellphone to cops despite search warrant: New Mexico authorities enlist help of Long Island Sheriff's Office to obtain material from his iPhone after fatal 'Rust' shooting
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10377455/New-Mexico-New-York-police-work-Baldwin-phone.html

    Funny how Baldwin can "accidentally" shoot and kill someone and he gets to run around the country and stay in luxury homes..

    But Officer Kim Potter, a decorated police officer for 26 years accidentally, but justifiably, shoots and kills someone and she has to languish in jail..

    Let's face the facts.. By definition the people who prosecuted Officer Potter are racist..... Pure and simple..

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    Another Disastrous Jobs Report Lands on Biden’s Desk

    Another disastrous job report dropped on Friday morning with predictions of new growth missing by hundreds of thousands. Economists predicted 442,000 positions would be created. The number came in at just 199,000.

    "Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 199,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing," the Department of Labor released Friday morning. "The labor force participation rate was unchanged at 61.9 percent in December but remains 1.5 percentage points lower than in February 2020. The employment-population ratio increased by 0.2 percentage point to 59.5 percent in December but is 1.7 percentage points below its February 2020 level. Over the year, these measures have increased by 0.4 percentage point and 2.1 percentage points, respectively."

    CNBC is calling the numbers "another big miss."
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/01/07/another-disastrous-jobs-report-lands-on-bidens-desk-n2601550

    Once again, Democrats and Basement Biden prove they simply are incompetent when it comes to governing..

    So many BS campaign promises..

    So many lies...

    Nov 2022 and Nov 2024 simply cannot come fast enough..

    :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hay MC???

    Howz that "ignoring me" werkin' out for ya??

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Let's revisit an awesome comment from a few says ago.. :D

    I gotta hand it to you Michale you have successfully commandeered Chris's blog. Twenty one comments today and two days ago a whopping seventy four. It is your blog now.
    -SF Bear

    The facts are in... :D

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's see what a DEMOCRAT has to say about Basement Biden and the Democrats....

    The Democrats’ desperate Jan. 6 spin: Goodwin

    What do you call people who have a good case to make but then stretch the truth until it breaks?

    Democrats — very desperate Democrats.

    Joe Biden is a drowning man who proved Thursday that he will grab hold of anything that remotely resembles a life raft. His attempt to use last Jan. 6 as a savior for his misbegotten presidency reveals more about his party’s predicament than it does about the unsettling events a year ago.

    After making several valid points about former President Donald Trump’s continuing refusal to accept the outcome of the 2020 election, Biden promptly undercut his own argument by going too far. Sounding like a late-night TV pitchman selling cheap garden hoses with the promise of two for the price of one, he began promoting his party’s bid to override state laws to federalize elections as the only logical response.

    Rahm Emanuel famously urged Dems to never let a crisis go to waste, but they apparently never heard the warning by Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry that “a man has to know his limitations.”
    https://nypost.com/2022/01/06/the-democrats-desperate-jan-6-spin-goodwin/

    6 Jan was nothing more than violent protest gone bad..

    This isn't my claim.. This is the claim of Basement Biden's FBI..

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    Absurd comparison
    When it comes to weaponizing Jan. 6 for partisan purposes, Dems don’t know any limitations. Indeed, sometimes it was hard to tell on Thursday if they were commemorating a tragedy or celebrating an opportunity.

    The most glaring example of overreach came when the White House equated the storming of the Capitol with 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, a mistake that should live in political infamy. By that token, any and all who entered the Capitol, even those who acted like awed tourists, are as wicked as Osama bin Laden and Japanese militarists of 80 years ago.

    That the job of making the ludicrous comparison was given to Kamala Harris, the hapless vice president, only added to the absurdity. She probably had to stifle a cackle when handed the script.

    The ONLY way to make this comparison MORE abusrd is to add that 6 Jan was the equivalent of Hitler's extermination of the Jews.. That's how bad and how utterly and hysterically WRONG it is to compare 6 Jan to 9/11 and 7 Dec 1941...

    Leave it to Democrats to go all hysterical and emotional...

    Let's fact the facts here people.. The **ONLY** reason ya'all care one whit about 6 Jan is because it was committed by the Right Wing..

    How do we know this??

    How many police officers were injured or killed on 6 Jan due to the riot??

    140 injured and ZERO deaths...

    How many police officers were injured or killed in an ENTIRE YEAR of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots??

    2,037 injured with one LEO killed...

    Did 6 Jan have any explosions??

    No...

    Did the year of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots have any explosions??

    MANY..

    Did Jan 6 have any rioters shooting at people and police??

    NONE..

    Did the entire year of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots have rioters shooting at police and people??

    Yes.. MANY times..

    Arson and looting were very VERY prevalent in the year of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots.

    There was NONE at the 6 Jan riot...

    And on and on and on..

    The FACTS clearly prove beyond **ANY** doubt..

    The **ONLY** reason ya'all care a whit about 6 Jan.... Is because it's another shiny new club with which you can beat President Donald Trump over the head with..

    The facts are as conclusive as they are plentiful...

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    And another Democrat sleazeball is getting off the hook..

    The decisions came at a steady clip.

    One by one, top prosecutors in Nassau, Westchester and Albany Counties had declared the sexual harassment allegations against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York to be “deeply troubling,” “credible” and serious.

    The flurry of legal activity in recent weeks is set to culminate on Friday, when Mr. Cuomo is expected to make a virtual court appearance as prosecutors in Albany move to drop a criminal case involving allegations that he groped a former aide in the Executive Mansion.

    Mr. Cuomo, who resigned in disgrace, remains politically alienated and still faces federal and state inquiries into other aspects of his conduct as governor, including over his book. But people who have known him for years expect the moment to embolden him, even as many in his party have no interest in opening another Cuomo chapter, or revisiting the last one.

    “He will see it as a victory lap,” said Karen Hinton, a veteran communications strategist who was a consultant to Mr. Cuomo when he was federal housing secretary. Ms. Hinton has said he touched her inappropriately at the time, which his team denied. She expressed concerns around the decisions against prosecution.

    “??I believe he thinks that will help propel him back to the political arena,” she said. “That’s the Andrew Cuomo I know.”
    https://dnyuz.com/2022/01/06/with-criminal-cases-fading-will-cuomo-try-to-make-a-comeback/

    Democrats give good lip service to the #metoo movement and to being against sexual harassment blaa blaa blaa ad nasuem..

    But when it actually comes down to PUNISHING Democrats???

    Democrats ALWAYS find a way to weasel out of holding other Democrats accountable..

    Funny how that is, eh??

    Funny in a sad and pathetic sort of way...

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    Even with the media in their back pockets, Democrats are losing the war for their propaganda... :D

    “Preserve the Narrative”: The Public Rejects the “Insurrection” Claim in New Polling

    In the day long events commemorating January 6th, Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a telling statement to her fellow members and the public at large. Pelosi declared “It is essential that we preserve the narrative of January 6th.” Part of that narrative is that this was not a riot but an “insurrection,” an actual “rebellion” against our country. Pelosi’s concern over the viability of that narrative is well-based as shown by a recent CBS News poll. The majority of the public does not believe that this was an “insurrection” despite the mantra-like repetition of members of Congress and the media. The public saw that terrible day unfold a year ago and saw it for what it was: a protest that became a riot. (For full disclosure, I previously worked as a legal analyst for CBS News).

    Not surprisingly, the poll received little comparative coverage on a day when reporters and commentators spoke of “the insurrection” as an undeniable fact. Yet, when CBS asked Americans, they received an answer that likely did not please many. Indeed, CBS did not highlight the answer to the question of whether the day was really a “protest that went too far.” The answer was overwhelming and nonpartisan. Some 76% believe that this was a protest that went too far.
    https://jonathanturley.org/2022/01/07/preserve-the-narrative-the-public-rejects-the-insurrection-claim-in-new-polling/

    More than 3/4ths of Americans know that 6 Jan was just a protest that turned violent...

    Just like 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots that turned violent..

    Funny how NO ONE can seem to address this fact.. :D

    SILENCE GIVES ASSENT

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yet, “insurrection” and “sedition” are legal terms. They have a meaning. The FBI investigated thousands after January 6th and charged hundreds. Not one is charged with insurrection or sedition or conspiracy to overthrow the country. The vast majority are charged with relatively minor offenses of trespass or unlawful entry or property damage- the type of charges that are common in protests and riots.

    NO ONE has been charged.. You people say there was an insurrection???

    Show me the proof in the charges??

    You can't because there ARE no charges of insurrection...

    Simply put, Democrats are being hysterical because this was a Right Wing riot and they simply MUST use their shiny new club....

    The facts prove this to be the case beyond ALL doubt..

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    The problem is that the public is not buying it. Even when the public is not given the choice by CBS of calling this a riot rather than an insurrection, the truth emerges like water finding a way out. The poll also shows the limits of not just Speaker Pelosi but the mainstream media in preserving such narratives. Despite the endless drumbeat of coverage referring to the day as an “insurrection,” the media cannot get the public to ignore what they witnessed — any more than getting viewers to accept reporting on largely “peaceful” protests with images of burning buildings in the background. When the media was instructed to call the violent riots of prior summers “protests,” the effort to “preserve the narrative” failed with almost comical results. This is why the “Let’s Go Brandon” movement is as much a criticism of the media as it is the President.

    The failure to “preserve the narrative” is due to the fact that media is now locked into echo chambers of their own making. We have seen the rise of advocacy journalism where the narrative, not the news, controls the reporting. As Stanford journalism professor Ted Glasser explained “journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity.”

    The Democrat Party propaganda machine is on it's last gasps of relevancy...

  18. [18] 
    italyrusty wrote:

    Such a disappointing way to begin 2022, but entirely expected. I am not going to dedicate time to review the columns from 2021 that were identified as 'Friday Talking Points', but I suspect a minority contained actual talking points; many ended with 'rants' or 'hand overs' like this one instead.

    I've been coming here each weekend for a few years now, looking forward to 'talking points'. Maybe I'll check out the Friday Talking Points column again in 2023, when the Republicans have swept the House and the Senate. (Perhaps Chris is like many Democrats, effective at throwing brickbats only when they don't hold the reins of power?)

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Such a disappointing way to begin 2022,

    Yes... Basement Biden's administration has been a huge disappointment, hasn't it.. I whole-heartedly agree with you..

    Maybe I'll check out the Friday Talking Points column again in 2023, when the Republicans have swept the House and the Senate.

    And another Democrat who reads the writing on the wall.. :D

    At least someone has the good sense to accept the facts and the reality...

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    SEVENTH aide since Kamala Harris's disastrous June border trip announces he is leaving in staff exodus: Press director Peter Velz heads to the State Department after allegations of turmoil and 'bullying' in her office

    Vince Evans confirmed he is leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office to take on an executive director role with the Congressional Black Caucus

    Comes in the midst of a staff exodus from Harris' office
    following several reports of a toxic work environment and 'bully' mentality from the vice president
    Harris' former chief spokesperson Symone Sanders left at the end of the 2021

    Ashley Etienne, Harris' former communications director, left in November

    Peter Velz, currently director of press operations for Harris, has also told those in the vice president's office that he plans to leave
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10375085/SEVENTH-aide-Harriss-disastrous-June-border-trip-announces-leaving-staff-exodus.html

    The incompetence of the Basement Biden Horizontal Harris administration on display for all the world to see...

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Inside Florida, the state that forgot COVID-19 is a national emergency
    https://nypost.com/2022/01/06/how-florida-is-able-to-forget-the-national-covid-emergency/

    Because it really ISN'T an emergency... It's a run o the mill pandemic, the kind that hits the world every few years...

    The greatest feeling about Florida is the sheer “Gonna ride this hog wherever it takes me” exuberance. I’ve been down there maybe eight or 10 times during the pandemic and arriving in any airport is like crossing the Wall out of East Berlin. Quite a lot of people wear masks in malls and stores, but most don’t. Nobody mask-shames anybody. You don’t need a vaccine card at all, much less have to dig out your Excelsior Pass three times a day.

    That's why even New Yorkers who are sick and tired of the Gestapo tactics of New York flock to Florida for fun and sun.. In FL, they know that there really isn't any national emergency but in their own state, they have to toe the Gestapo line...

    Florida schoolchildren have been back in school and unmasked since August 2020. Life is normal for them, except for the amusement value of seeing panicky teachers in masks. New York’s children, like those in many areas where the Democratic Party and its affiliated teachers unions rule, are essentially being used as human shields by educrats committing mass state-sanctioned child abuse until they get good and tired of it. Kids are suffering so badly here that even the New York Times is starting gently to suggest that maybe we should take our hands off our children’s throats — masking them, forbidding them to socialize and exercise and even talk at lunchtime, canceling their extracurriculars, canceling childhood.

    It's sad that hysterical Democrats have to impose they hysterical non-science on children...

    It's like Democrats don't even CARE about children.. Well, given their support for baby-killing and racist indoctrination, the facts clearly show that Democrats DON'T care about children... :^/

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    The unemployment rate in Florida, heavily dependent on tourism, spiked to 14.2 percent in May 2020, fell to half of that by September and now stands at 4.5 percent (as of November). New York? Peaked at 16.6 percent in April 2020, but remains third-worst in the nation at 6.6 percent. In February 2020, that figure stood at 3.9 percent. New York is stacking its own crises on top of the virus problem.

    Florida’s response since the summer of 2020 has been to act as the state embodiment of the Great Barrington Declaration in which academics Jay Bhattacharya, Martin Kulldorff and Sunetra Gupta (of Stanford, Harvard and Oxford, respectively) argued that we are never going to eliminate the virus, so we’d better take mitigation strategies for the most vulnerable but otherwise learn to live with it.

    ZERO-COVID was always a pipe-dream... COVID is like the flu.. It's going to be a seasonal thing that hits but, with a little common sense, it can be survived easily w/o draconian mandates and distancing...

    Florida Man (and Woman) are great American lovers of liberty. Did we not come here from Europe in the first place because we were tired of being bossed around by twits and wanted to dream up crazy stuff that had never been tried before? Item from the Walmart in Punta Gorda, Florida: a trashy tank top with the legend, “I can’t hear you over the sound of my FREEDOM.” Doesn’t even make sense! I love it.

    One of the great self-owns in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s career of auto-embarrassment came when she took the bait National Review dangled when it published a picture of her enjoying a Christmas vacation drink in Miami Beach.

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    Desperately flailing like a seal on a beach, AOC retorted to her many detractors that they were only criticizing her because they couldn’t date her. Do people criticize Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren because they want to get busy with these two hotties?

    So, I guess all yer attacks on President Trump must mean that ya'all are just sexually frustrated because you can't date President Trump.. :epic eyeroll:

    Well, I guess that's what ya'all get when you elect an ignorant bartender to represent ya'all... :^/

    AOC then attacked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and suggested he take some “tips” from her state’s governor, Kathy Hochul.

    Oh? As I write these words, the state with the most COVID cases in the country is … New York, which has 70 percent more cases than Florida, and five times as many deaths per 100,000.

    Hilarious how Democrats are such ignorant hypocrites...

    SEVENTY PERCENT ***MORE*** COVID cases in New York than in Florida..

    FIVE TIMES as many deaths in New York as in Florida...

    Why is it that things are ALWAYS better in Red states than in Blue states??

    The facts are conclusive... Democrats simply suck at governing..

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    The **ONLY** reason ya'all care a whit about 6 Jan.... Is because it's another shiny new club with which you can beat President Donald Trump over the head with..

    Ya'all know how we know this is factual???

    Where was all the hysteria and passion when Democrats were attacking government buildings and setting fire to them **WHILE PEOPLE WERE STILL INSIDE***!!!???

    Funny how there was, virtually, ZERO peep of condemnation from the Weigantian peanut gallery...

    Why was that??

    Because that was a DEMOCRAT riot and ya'all don't condemn DEMOCRAT riots.. Just the Right Wing riots...

    The facts that prove this are clear... Ya'all got hysterical over 6 Jan and Charlottesville... But completely ignore 22 YEARS collectively of Democrat riots and attacks on HUNDREDS of government buildings all over the country..

    There is only ONE factual conclusion possible..

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  25. [25] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    other than THAT, mrs. lincoln, how did you like the play?

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    :D heh

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    An insurrection is political by its nature. This is especially true when the outgoing President and leader of the Republican Party plans, organizes, and leads the attack on the Capitol to overturn the EC vote.

    Except, factually, none of that happened..

    If something like that DID happen, you could show me Federal Charges of Insurrection or Sedition..

    But the WORST charge you can point to is INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICIAL FUNCTION which relegates what occurred to the equivalent of being too loud at a PTA meeting..

    The riots that occurred during the Floyd protests were not politically motivated.

    As I have proven with facts, Democrat BLM and AntiFa groups are PURELY political.. Their entire existence is to bring about a political goal..

    You have no facts to support your claim that 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country were not political in nature..

    The mere fact that it was GOVERNMENT buildings that were attacked (in addition to scores of other buildings) is your first clue that the goal was political..

    Once again..

    FACTS (me) versus Hysterical Emotionalism & Political Bigotry (Democrats)....

  28. [28] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon is equivalent with being too loud at a PTA meeting?

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    Assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon is equivalent with being too loud at a PTA meeting?

    No one has been charge with Assaulting A Police Officer With A Deadly Weapon...

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    But, since you bring it up..

    Over TWO THOUSAND Police officers were assaulted and injured in just ONE YEAR of the 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots...

    Please point me to ANY posts here in Weigantia(™michale) that condemned THOSE assaults with ANYTHING approaching the vigor and passion ya'all have for the 6 Jan riot...

    I'll wait.. :D

  31. [31] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Yes, numerous rioters have been charged with assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon.

  32. [32] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Some of whom have pled guilty, been convicted and sentenced

  33. [33] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    A quick database search found that 187 rioters so far have been charged with assaulting police officers

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yes, numerous rioters have been charged with assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon.

    I found a link to 2... OK, fair enough..

    However CHARGED =! guilty...

    Innocent Til Proven Guilty and all that...

    So, yes.. You have a few charged.. Yet, the ONLY confirmed SUCCESSFUL prosecution is INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICIAL FUNCTION.

    Which is the equivalent of being too loud at a PTA meeting..

    When you have a guilty verdict on an ADW LEO charge, then we can talk..

    Even if you do find a couple of those, it **STILL** won't compare to 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and over 2000 assaults against LEOs..

    A fact I notice you go out of your way to avoid.. :D

    So, find me something comparable to 22 years (collectively) and tens of thousands injured and then we can talk even more...

  35. [35] 
    Michale wrote:

    A quick database search found that 187 rioters so far have been charged with assaulting police officers

    71 sentenced as of Jan. 1, 2022, 64 of whom received misdemeanor sentences, with most common charge pleaded to illegally parading or demonstrating in Capitol. 30 of 71 have received jail time, including some nonviolent offenders without criminal histories. Median prison sentence for incarcerated is 45 days. One dropped case.

    Still a long ways from the tens of thousands injured in 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots..

  36. [36] 
    Michale wrote:

    Weapons employed at the single 6 Jan riot

    Knives, flag poles, fire extinguishers, baseball bats, tasers, crowbars, tomahawk axes

    Weapons employed in one of the 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots..

    Firearms, incendiary devices including Molotov cocktails, vehicles, rocks, bricks, bottles (frozen water and glass), fireworks including those improvised to explode; poles and bats (metal and wooden), hammers, wood, cinderblocks

    You seeing the pattern here, JL???

    Over and over again the FACTS show conclusively that the Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots are MUCH more serious, MUCH longer and MORE costly than ya'all's panty-twisting single Right Wing riot..

  37. [37] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m,
    You know you're playing to the audience. In any other forum you'd never make an excuse for ANY assault on a police officer, much less one guarding the seat of government.
    JL

  38. [38] 
    Michale wrote:

    You can nit pick on individual facts until the cows come home.. But it won't change the undeniable fact that is very easy to understand..

    So easy, even the Wiegantian(™michale) riff raff can understand it..

    If one is fair or objective, then one simply does NOT have any moral or ethical or LEGAL foundation to be upset about 6 Jan and, at the same time, ignoring 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country...

    No moral or ethical or LEGAL foundation whatsoever...

  39. [39] 
    Michale wrote:

    You know you're playing to the audience. In any other forum you'd never make an excuse for ANY assault on a police officer, much less one guarding the seat of government.

    I am not making excuses.. I am simply putting *YA'ALLS* complaints about 6 Jan in their proper context..

    You know my feelings on Aslhi Babbit... Those who assaulted LEOs should be taken out and shot..

    But *I* have a moral foundation to make such statements because *I* feel the EXACT same way about the Democrat scumbags who ALSO assaulted LEOs over a span of 22 years (collectively) many who ALSO were guarding the seat of government..

    The point here is ya'all only feel that way because it's a Right Wing riot and you give the Democrat rioters and assaulters of LEOs a pass..

    Which proves beyond any doubt that ya'all's feelings about this are SOLELY based on the political ideology of the assaulters and rioters and not an real condemnation of the ACTS of rioting and assaults on LEOs....

  40. [40] 
    Michale wrote:

    Which proves beyond any doubt that ya'all's feelings about this are SOLELY based on the political ideology of the assaulters and rioters and not an real condemnation of the ACTS of rioting and assaults on LEOs....

    Which is fine.. Ya'all are partisan and loyal members of the Democrat Party.. Be proud and stand tall..

    Just don't claim that the reasons are based on some sense of patriotism and respect for LEOs and their jobs..

    The claims and crocodile tears of the Left about 6 Jan are based SOLELY and COMPLETELY on the ideological bent.. We know this because Pelosi refused to let ALL the LEOs testify about the problems that occurred on 6 Jan..

    The ONLY LEOs that Pelosi allowed to testify were the ones that supported her political agenda..

    Ya are arguing a losing side, JL... :D

  41. [41] 
    Michale wrote:

    Just don't claim that the reasons are based on some sense of patriotism and respect for LEOs and their jobs..

    The Democrat DEFUND, DEMONIZE, DEMORALIZE THE POLICE policies puts that claim to bed really easy and quickly...

  42. [42] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    What a crock of shit. Both the article and the speech.

    Trump in 2016 and Jan. 6 are both the inevitable result of decades of the REAL Big Lie that the Deathocrats and Republikillers are opposition parties rather than two divisions of the one Big Money Party.

    Biden's speech was nothing more than re-enforcing his side of the Big Lie so that people can continue to rationalize supporting Deathocrats because Republikillers are so much worse than Deathocrats. It is merely the other side of the same coin that Republikillers use to manipulate their supporters.

    Biden was right when he said you can't be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.

    Yet his speech and your article about it do just that.

    Shame on you.

    Get Real.

    TAKE THE VACCINE!

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump in 2016 and Jan. 6 are both the inevitable result of decades of the REAL Big Lie

    Yep...

    Biden's speech was nothing more than re-enforcing his side of the Big Lie so that people can continue to rationalize supporting Deathocrats because Republikillers are so much worse than Deathocrats.

    Which the FACTS clearly show is not factually accurate..

    President Trump didn't get 13 brave American troops killed by incompetence in Afghanistan...

    Biden was right when he said you can't be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.

    Why yes.. Yes he was...

    TAKE THE VACCINE!

    Why?? Even if you DO get COVID, you'll be sick for a week or two..

    The vaccine itself makes one sick for a week or two...

    I'de rather take my chances with getting a cold then an experimental vaccine we have NO IDEA what the long term effects will be..

  44. [44] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Not that vaccine.

    You missed when I equated One Demand to a vaccine against big money corrupting our political process.

  45. [45] 
    Michale wrote:

    You missed when I equated One Demand to a vaccine against big money corrupting our political process.

    Ahhh... Nice symbolism... Kudos...

  46. [46] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, once again we see in the last commentary how I dominate each and every conversation.. :D

    SF Bear nailed it... :D

  47. [47] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    I am going to have to postpone your donation a week.. After figuring our Snow Park trip, we dropped around $700 for the 2-day excursion..

    I'll get it done next week....

  48. [48] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Holy money, Batman! That was a ton of scrolling through trollville!

  49. [49] 
    Michale wrote:

    And once again, MC is compelled to acknowledge my existence..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Face reality, dood.. Yer pwned..

    You simply are NOT CAPABLE of ignoring my presence here.. :D

  50. [50] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale
    7

    Democrats have hated on black America since they created the KKK and Jim Crow and fought their own countrymen to protect the Democrats' right to keep slaves...

    The Civil War was initiated by Southern slaveholding states seceding from the United States. If you believe all the inhabitants of an entire state belonged to a single political party either (a) 150+ years ago or (b) in the 20th and 21st centuries, then you're the poster boy for mind-numbing ignorance.

    There were Northern Democrats that were abolitionists that fought for the Union and Republicans in the South that fought for the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln's reelection was via a coalition of abolitionist Republicans and abolitionist Democrats. In 1864, Republicans and Democrats together created the National Union Party wherein Lincoln was chosen as the presidential nominee an Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, a War Democrat, was chosen as Lincoln's running mate.

    Also, you just look like a fool for glossing over the fact that after World War II, Democratic presidents like Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson started supporting civil rights laws and that led to a mass exodus of racists from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party where they are alive and well today and still marching with torches in cities in America and displaying their flags of hatred at Trump rallies all across the United States and notably present during their recently failed coups attempt in Washington, DC, circa 2021, spearheaded by a shit-ton of gullible nutjob Republicans who are still butthurt about the Civil War and laughably clinging to the ridiculous idea that their skin color somehow makes them superior.

    Things change over time; try to keep up, moron. :)

  51. [51] 
    Kick wrote:

    nypoet22
    37

    You know you're playing to the audience.

    You are perilously close to (finally) admitting that he's trolling this forum.

    Congratulations. ;)

  52. [52] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy
    48

    Holy money, Batman! That was a ton of scrolling through trollville!

    Yep. :)

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC,

    Holy money, Batman! That was a ton of scrolling through trollville!

    Every time you mention me or my comments, you are announcing to all of Weigantia(™michale) "I HAVE MICHALE ON MY MIND!!"

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:

    California students suffered academically during COVID-19, new report reveals
    A surprising 41% of students in all grade levels did not meet math standards

    California students suffered academically during the 2020-2021 school year amid COVID-19 lockdowns — especially in math, according to a new report from the California Department of Education (CDE).

    The results stem from a student performance assessment conducted during the 2020-2021 school year when most public school students were partaking in remote learning. The majority of California public schools returned to in-person or hybrid learning by the spring of 2021.

    "Our road ahead is clear — we must continue to focus our energy and resources in supporting our students, families, and educators so they not only recover from the impacts of COVID-19 but thrive in days ahead," State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond said in a Friday statement. "This must remain our top priority."
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-students-academic-achievement-covid-19

    Not surprising to learn that Democrat Party policies hurt America's children..

    It's part and parcel to the Democrat ideology...

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    Pro-life father shares bold, hopeful message: 'I was conceived in rape, adopted in love'
    During the month of January — Human Sanctity Month — this man's foundation is spreading the word that 'every human life has God-given purpose'

    https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/pro-life-father-shares-bold-hopeful-message-i-was-conceived-in-rape-adopted-in-love

    Democrat Party policies would have Americans believe that putting that child to death was the mother's "right"..

    How sick and pathetic is that!??

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    How vaccine mandates became a political weapon
    Biden is using them to punish his enemies

    https://unherd.com/2022/01/how-vaccine-mandates-became-a-political-weapon/

    Fortunately, the SCOTUS is going to put a stop to Basement Biden's madness and vindictive streak against Americans....

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president-biden-job-approval-7320.html

    Based on the ONLY acceptable polls here in Weigantia(™michale) Basement Biden's poll numbers are Trump territory numbers.. :D

    Many ya'all just GOTS to love the irony.. :D

  58. [58] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL, if NOTHING ELSE convinces you of how WHACKED the Democrat Party is, how utterly POLITICAL they have made 6 Jan....

    Dick Cheney returns to the House and receives a warm welcome .?.?. from Democrats
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/january-6-cheney/2022/01/06/72665baa-6f1e-11ec-974b-d1c6de8b26b0_story.html

    This will....

    Democrats embracing Dick Cheney as one of their own...

    Shirley, you can't accept such BLATANT political posturing and pandering, eh??

  59. [59] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats are abandoning a sinking ship..

    HOUSE DEMOCRATS HEAD FOR THE EXITS. It's the most basic measure of optimism and sense of purpose among members of the House of Representatives: How many of them decide not to run for reelection? There are always going to be some departures — people get a new opportunity in life, or decide to seek another office, or get old and retire. But after taking those into account, when many representatives of one party decide to leave, giving up on their future as a member of Congress, it's a good sign that something is wrong.

    And something is wrong with House Democrats. Late Tuesday, Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence became the 25th Democrat to announce she is leaving the House. Given that it's still early January, that number is likely to grow. And it is in contrast to just 11 Republicans who have chosen to leave.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/byron-yorks-daily-memo-house-democrats-head-for-the-exits

    Oh wow... How the FACTS just GOT to hurt... :D

  60. [60] 
    Michale wrote:

    Once again, Left Wingers are spewing garbage and non-factual crap in order to scare people into being compliant..

    Liberal Supreme Court justices spread COVID-19 misinformation

    Justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor confirmed during Friday’s oral arguments that they are firmly in favor of President Joe Biden’s private sector vaccine mandate. However, the facts they relied upon to make their case were flat-out wrong.

    Kagan began by claiming “the best way” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is “for people to get vaccinated,” and the “second best way” is to “wear masks.” Neither claim is true. While the vaccines appear to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the chance of death, there is absolutely no evidence that they prevent transmission, especially not against the much more contagious omicron variant.

    The cloth masks mandated in different parts of the country don’t prevent the spread of the virus either, as several public health experts have recently admitted.

    "Cloth masks aren't going to provide a lot of protection. That's the bottom line. This is an airborne illness. We now understand that, and a cloth mask is not going to protect you from a virus that spreads through airborne transmission. It could protect better through droplet transmission, something like the flu, but not something like this coronavirus," the Food and Drug Administration’s former Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said last week.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/liberal-supreme-court-justices-spread-covid-19-misinformation

    One can always count on Democrats to be completely ignorant and ignore the REAL science in favor of Democrat "science" which is nothing but a poorly disguised political agenda....

  61. [61] 
    Michale wrote:

    And for those who predicted Joe Manchin would pay for his loyalty to his constituents and patriotic Americans everywhere???

    Game Over? Manchin’s Job Approval Soars to 59% as He Stands His Ground...
    https://www.nysun.com/editorials/game-over-manchins-job-approval-soars-to-59-as-he/91863/

    NOT happening.. :D

    The biggest news I’ve seen today hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it deserves. It is when Senator Joe Manchin told a Fox News reporter that he has had no conversations with the Biden administration since his last interview with Fox News:

    Click Image to Enlarge

    “There’s been no conversations after I made my statement. I think it's basically, you know, and I was very clear. I just feel as strongly today as I did then. I’m really not going to talk about Build Back Better anymore, because I think I’ve been very clear on that. There is no negotiations going on at this time.”

    So first of all, good for Senator Manchin for holding his ground. Second, I told you. The guy is not going to cave. I fully expect him in the next couple days to tell us all that he intends to save America and kill the bill. I’m just waiting for that.

    This high tax, high spend, woke monstrosity is going nowhere. All these phony baloney political writers who say otherwise are wrong. Like the Axios report yesterday that breathlessly said that Mr. Manchin is really negotiating on a child tax credit.

    Blah, blah, blah. No he’s not. That was a Democratic leak. Pure baloney, and Axios should know better than to fall for that stuff. Unless, of course, they’re pushing their own little woke, “BBB,” big government socialist agenda. Is that what they want? Really? I thought they were independent journalists.

    The point I’m making is that not only has Joe Manchin been heroic, he has also been loyally representing the voters of West Virginia. Some recent polling shows that West Virginians oppose the big government socialism bill.

    Specifically for West Virginians and, more generally for patriotic Americans, Joe Manchin is a hero for facing down Basement Biden and his socialist cronies...

    The Democrat Wet Dream Bill, AKA Build Back Broke is DEAD, people..

    Get used to it...

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    If Democrats think that they are going to neuter the filibuster???

    Now Mr. Schumer thinks he’s going to break the filibuster rule with a vote probably next week. Except that’s going to fail because Mr. Manchin and his ally from Arizona, Senator Sinema, are against it.

    All that pushes another “go woke, go broke” Biden bill vote further out probably into February. That would mean that Joe Biden’s going to have to make the case for his “go woke, go broke” when he addresses Congress and the rest of the country in his state of the union address in late January.

    That means his already sinking popularity is going to sink even more. By the time we hit Valentine’s Day, Mr. Biden’s approval may be in the mid-twenties. About the same as the temperature outside. And Triple-B still won’t pass.

    Because the people of West Virginia are not going to change their mind. Good, hard working, traditional conservative values people that they are. I love deplorables. I love Manchin. And I still like this whole story. That’s right. Save America. Kill the bill.

    Like the Democrat Wet Dream bill, the idea that Democrats can neuter the filibuster is, well... another wet dream...

    Build Back Broke is dead...

    Kiss the HELP DEMOCRATS CHEAT voting bills are toast..

    The HUGE CON that is global warming legislation is simply NOT going to happen..

    And Democrats will go into the Mid-Terms with NOTHING but a hysterical and fact-less witch hunt to show for their time at governance...

    It's going to be a slaughter!!! :D

  63. [63] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    I agree with Biden ignoring Trump for a year. Never should the word Trump pass Joe's lips because that keeps the media's attention away from Cheetogod. Like trolls Cheetogod can't handle it when nobody is paying attention to them. Even bad press is better than no press, right?

    But come the one year anniversary of Jan. 6th Joe had no choice about that. And dancing around the core issues at hand (like a typical old school politician might) would have been so disheartening! Not unlike how fucking Obama let all the bankers off the hook.

    But, once again Joe appears to be practicing good politics (the upside to electing an old fart like Joe, perhaps?)

    If Joe wants to smack Trump around some more (before he goes back to largely ignoring him, I hope) Joe could say something like,

    We're stuck in this Covid mess together as Americans and it takes all Americans working together to beat it. We're falling short right now because not enough of us have gotten vaccinated.

    Mr. Trump, you helped vaccines to be developed in warp speed. Your Country needs you to convince unvaxxed Americans that the same vax and booster that you and I have taken is vitally important for all Americans to take. To Make America Great Again and stuff.

    Okay, maybe not that last sentence. But putting Trump on the spot like this might accomplish multiple things:

    It could make Trump do the right thing and convince millions of Trumpanzies to get the Fauci Ouchie. Yeah, right. But if Trump doesn't do what would be a no-brainer for normal ex-Presidents it just rubs Trump's true dickness in America's face once more, not a bad thing to remind voters of rolling into the Midterms.

    It would also focus enhanced (because shiney objects) media attention on America's Covid conundrum: that we can't get on top of it because a goodly chunk of the population doesn't believe in the science. Reminding non-Trumpanzie Murica that putting the Repugs back in power could literally kill thousands.

  64. [64] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [50]

    That's a pretty decent Best Body Slam candidate there, Kick. But more than that I really appreciate you fleshing out my understanding of the Civil War. That's a lot of info you succinctly presented.

    Oh, and at the end of the history part my first thought was that Andrew Fucking Jackson had Lincoln assainated! For the record I am working with a therapist on this sort of thing. Ahem.

  65. [65] 
    Michale wrote:

    Conflict Quickly Emerges Between Top Prosecutor and Police Commissioner
    https://dnyuz.com/2022/01/08/conflict-quickly-emerges-between-top-prosecutor-and-police-commissioner/

    Democrat Party...

    The Party for criminals everywhere... :eyeroll:

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    For the record I am working with a therapist on this sort of thing. Ahem.

    MC is seeing a shrink....

    Why am I not surprised... :D

  67. [67] 
    Michale wrote:

    Top epidemiologist Harvey Risch blasts Fauci's COVID strategy, CDC data and research
    "Dr. Fauci has interests that do not align with the public health interests of the United States," epidemiologist Harvey Risch says.

    Risch noted the agency told physicians to put COVID on death certificates regardless of whether they think the infection played a role. Hospitalizations have also conflated admissions "with" and "from" COVID, he said.
    https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/cdc-has-played-fast-and-loose-covid-data-and-research-yale-public

    Once again..

    Proof positive that Democrats are hyping and exaggerating COVID to scare people into compliance...

  68. [68] 
    Michale wrote:

    While vaccines are a "potential and reasonable component" of COVID mitigation, those developed are "somewhat ineffective" and their large-scale deployment has driven an unexpected number of "mutant strains" extending the pandemic and causing higher mortality, Risch said.

    The government's BS vaccine is actually CAUSING mutant strains to develop....

    Again.. Why am I not surprised...

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    Fauci's opposition to generic anti-pneumonia drug Bactrim during the AIDS pandemic "led to the deaths of 17,000 people in New York City," Risch alleged. Instead, he recalled, Fauci favored AZT, "a terrible medication that required a treatment against the treatment" but "made large amounts of financial profits" for the drugmaker, "and he's done the same thing ever since."

    "He's been canonized" as a public health guru "because of his political abilities, but not because of expertise," Risch claimed.

    Fauci a scumbag politician???

    Again...

    WHY am I not surprised??

  70. [70] 
    Michale wrote:

    The "original sin" of the pandemic is suppressing early outpatient treatment. The U.S. should have "released the strategic national stockpile of hydroxychloroquine" and promoted ivermectin and other inexpensive drugs that are used in combination to take out the "evasive beasts" early in viral infection, he said.

    These treatments have been discredited through "fake studies" intended to "distort the playing field" toward expensive patent medications and vaccines, he said.

    Follow the money... Democrats have over-hyped and exaggerated COVID for political and financial again..

    AGAIN... WHY am I not surprised??

  71. [71] 
    Michale wrote:

    Repost of above.. Wrong attributes..

    The "original sin" of the pandemic is suppressing early outpatient treatment. The U.S. should have "released the strategic national stockpile of hydroxychloroquine" and promoted ivermectin and other inexpensive drugs that are used in combination to take out the "evasive beasts" early in viral infection, he said.

    These treatments have been discredited through "fake studies" intended to "distort the playing field" toward expensive patent medications and vaccines, he said.

    Follow the money... Democrats have over-hyped and exaggerated COVID for political and financial again..

    AGAIN... WHY am I not surprised??

  72. [72] 
    Michale wrote:

    "And then you have people like Dr. Fauci and the major media saying, 'See, here's the proof that hydroxychloroquine doesn't work'" based on studies in settings where it's not intended as treatment, Risch said. The FDA's website prominently warns against hydroxychloroquine usage in outpatients, with a "small text" disclaimer citing study of hospitalized patients.

    "It has no systematic data about hydroxychloroquine use in outpatients because it blocked that usage in March of 2020. "This is a fraud" that has "biased the entire world" against a drug with a better 50-year safety profile than Tylenol or aspirin, Risch said.

    The "high-priced" outpatient treatments that did get federal approval are much worse: Molnupiravir is a "dangerous drug," and Paxlovid is prone to "interactions with other common medications," Risch charged. (Molnupiravir, for example, has been blocked from India's COVID treatment protocol for safety issues.)

    This is what REAL science looks like, people.. Yunno?? Where the theory is altered to match the DATA...

    Not that Democrat "science" where the data is altered to match the theory...

    Funny thing... All Democrat "science" got it's start as Democrat activism... :D

  73. [73] 
    Michale wrote:

    Federal regulators, medical journals and many doctors have been captured by the pharmaceutical industry, which started with "freebies" in the 1970s and is now holding the purse strings for much research, Risch said.

    The FDA's budget is heavily reliant on these "clients," and the CDC designs research to reach a predetermined conclusion that it then publishes in its "non-peer reviewed Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," he said. "It looks like science, but it's not science."

    Heh...

    Let's repeat that for the cheap seats..

    "It looks like science, but it's not science."

    That's Democrat "science" in a nutshell...

  74. [74] 
    Michale wrote:

    Com'on.. MC... Try and keep up.. :D

  75. [75] 
    Michale wrote:

    One would think that the Democrat Party exhausted their entire supply of STOOPID with their DEFUND, DEMONIZE, DEMORALIZE THE POLICE policies...

    Americans Don’t Agree with ‘1619 Project’ Author about the Proper Role of Parents in Education

    The founder of the deeply problematic New York Times’ 1619 Project recently ignited more controversy when she made claims about who should be in charge of setting curricular standards for our nation’s students. Speaking on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones mused: “I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught…We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area...educators who have the expertise to teach social studies, to teach history, to teach science, to teach literature. And I think we should leave that to the educators.”
    https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2022/01/05/americans_dont_agree_with_1619_project_author_about_the_proper_role_of_parents_in_education_110682.html

    But then they doubled down on STOOPID with their PARENTS SHOULD HAVE NO SAY IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION policies which undeniably lost McAwful the Virginia Governor election.

    By all means, Democrats.. Keep doubling down on STOOPID... :D It amuses me...

  76. [76] 
    Michale wrote:

    Americans’ strong preference for parental involvement is even clearer when you consider their opinions on other actors in the education sphere. While 77% believe that parents should have the same level of influence as teachers in school curricula, a far lower percentage believe that the local school board and the school principal should have a great deal (23% vs. 21%) or a fair amount (53% vs. 49%) of influence regarding what subjects are covered and how they are taught.

    More than 3/4ths of Americans believe that PARENTS should have an equal footing with teachers on curriculum

    JL, would you agree with that??

  77. [77] 
    Michale wrote:

    As has been the case since its inception, the people behind the New York Times’ 1619 Project have presented a distorted, factually inaccurate picture of American history and our nation’s values and attitudes. Even Jones herself was compelled to admit some of those errors. Nevertheless, the 1619 Project is being taught in thousands of schools.

    The inaccuracy of the 1619 Project makes Jones’ recent suggestion that parents should have a minimal voice in our schools all the more troubling, if not all that surprising.

    Americans want teachers to work in conjunction with parental input. The fact that biased and inaccurate material like that authored by Jones is being taught to their children is no doubt one reason why.

    The 1619 Project is revisionist history, pure and simple... The one educator I know intimately would NEVER support teaching this fiction in class, unless it was a FICTIONAL CREATIVE WRITING class...

    It's like using the bible as a factual history book...

    JL... What's yer thoughts on the 1619 project??

  78. [78] 
    Michale wrote:

    The FBI Comes Up Empty-Handed in its Search for an Insurrection

    It may be true, as Confucius said, that “the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name,” but it can also be the end of politics. For politicians, labeling controversies is often more important than addressing them. Even well-defined terms used in legislation must change to fit political needs, like “infrastructure.” When its real meaning stood in the way of real money, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) simply tweeted: “Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure.” Done.

    The same is true with labeling political violence. When protests by Black Lives Matter and other groups turned violent last summer, the media was expressly told not to refer to “rioters” but rather “protesters.” Riots causing massive property damage were described by CNN as “fiery but mostly peaceful protests.”
    https://jonathanturley.org/2021/08/23/the-fbi-comes-up-empty-handed-in-its-search-for-an-insurrection/

    This is exactly the problem with the Democrat Party... Word, like Gender, have no meaning..

    Words (and gender) can mean whatever the political agenda dictates it means..

    "White Hispanic"

    "Fiery peaceful protest"

    The list is endless...

  79. [79] 
    Michale wrote:

    Despite the adoption of the term by many in the media, there has been a growing disconnect with the actual cases in court. Indeed, a new report from Reuters disclosed that the FBI has struggled to support the account of a coordinated “insurrection” on Jan. 6. Reuters’ FBI sources said that, despite months of intense investigation, they could find “scant evidence” of any “organized plot” and instead found that virtually all of the cases are “one-offs.” One agent explained: ”Ninety to 95 percent of these are one-off cases. Then you have 5 percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”

    In other words, they found a protest that became a runaway riot as insufficient security preparations quickly collapsed. While there clearly were those set upon trashing the Capitol, most people were shown milling about in the halls; many took selfies and actively described the scene on social media.

    Simply a protest that turned violent.. Just like 22 years (collectively) of Democrat riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country..

  80. [80] 
    Michale wrote:

    After five months of dragnet arrests nationwide, a few reporters noted that no one was actually charged with insurrection or sedition. The vast majority of people face charges like simple trespass. For example, the latest guilty plea is from San Francisco real estate broker Jennifer Leigh Ryan, who posted an account on social media of how “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol.” She pleaded guilty this week to “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building” and faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of $5,000.

    OoOoooooOOOoooo “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building”

    Scary... :eyeroll:

  81. [81] 
    Michale wrote:

    Many of us remain disgusted and angered by the Jan. 6 riot — but it was a riot. It also was a desecration. These people deserve to be punished, particularly those who went with an intent to try to enter the Congress. The question is whether you can have an insurrection without anyone actually insurrecting. That Zen-like question may find its way into the hearings of some pending cases.

    Calling these people “rioters” does not minimize what they did, or undermine the legitimacy of their punishment. However, there is wisdom and even the chance for resolution when we “call things by their proper name.”

    This ^^^^.. These people are as scumbag as the Democrat BLM and AntiFa rioters that attacked hundreds of government buildings all over the country..

    Tried to burn a government building WITH PEOPLE STILL INSIDE....

    And yet, the silence from Democrats over 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots is deafening...

  82. [82] 
    Michale wrote:

    Six more important issues than Jan. 6th

    The left is concentrating on all the wrong issues

    Here are six things Americans care more about than Jan. 6th.

    1.) Cost of Living Is Too High

    2.) Dignity of Work

    3.) Lower and More Fair Taxes

    4.) Parental Involvement in Education of their Children

    5.) Patient-Centered Health Care

    6.) Fair Elections
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/6/six-more-important-issues-jan-6th/

    Americans care MORE about all those things than they care about 6 Jan..

    As usual, the Democrat Party is putting their own personal greed for power first, their Anti-America agenda second and the needs of Americans somewhere down at the bottom..

    ONLY Democrats and Trump/America haters care about 6 Jan...

  83. [83] 
    Michale wrote:

    I am not a big Tucker Carlson fan, just as I was not a big Rush Limbaugh fan..

    But TC was dead on balls accurate when he said this:

    "Anyone who equates 6 Jan with 9/11 and 7 Dec 1941 is disconnected from reality.."

    That's putting it mildly...

    ANYONE who thinks that 6 Jan is comparable to either 9/11 or 7 Dec 1941 is totally frak'ed in the head or has an obvious and blatant political agenda at work...

  84. [84] 
    BashiBazouk wrote:

    Manic.

  85. [85] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Michale, Michale, Michale ...

    Man, it's nice to have ya back but, Geez Louise!

    It's impossible for me to even carry on a conversation with you in any small effort to change your mind on anything when you throw so much at me.

    There was a time not too terribly long ago, when the number of comments mattered. But, I understand, you don't like this blog anymore??

  86. [86] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Well, it's certainly a lot to digest, but if it's going to be all it nothing I'll suck it up and exercise my scrolling finger.

    @75-76: whether parents, teachers or principals, most people are kinda morons. I don't think it helps to involve parents in curriculum unless they have something intelligent to contribute. Some do, most don't.

  87. [87] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    1619 project is useful when taught as part of a spectrum of perspectives. If taught out of context, it's the same as any other limited view. It's not fiction, it's the same set of facts as before, just looked at through a very different lens. If we teach it in addition to the traditional views, it's valuable. If we teach it instead of them, we're just replacing one bias with another.

  88. [88] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Don't ever leave this place, Joshua! Love ya!

  89. [89] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    [85]

    Elizabeth, I scroll through both the trolls because neither is remotely interested in actual discourse. Perhaps they used to, but not remotely close to it since I started hanging around down here. So what's the point of even trying, Elizabeth? You keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

  90. [90] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Are you saying that I'm insane?

  91. [91] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Are you going to be here Sunday night?

  92. [92] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I have some great new music to share ...

  93. [93] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    ... well, new to me, that is. :)

  94. [94] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I do my share of scrolling, too ... by the way.

  95. [95] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Which I thought I made clear enough ...

  96. [96] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    If one is fair or objective, then one simply does NOT have any moral or ethical or LEGAL foundation to be upset about 6 Jan and, at the same time, ignoring 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country...

    You are comparing the failed insurrection that the GOP was behind to “22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots”; yet there is nothing that connects the Democrats to either group. Seeing how BLM didn’t get started until 2013, and most of “AntiFa’s” alleged attacks somehow only served to give free PR to D-List Right Wingers who were doing book promotion tours. The “violent protests” — meant to silence the D-Listers that no-one had ever heard of prior to the protests — instead gave them national media coverage. So not sure where the 22 year total comes from? Does one event in a calendar year equal a full year’s total?

    But if you are going to do that, then where are all of the GOP’s violent Proud Boy and Oath Keeper protests, the white nationalist and Neo-Nazi riots, or the pro-life attacks on abortion clinics in your stats?

  97. [97] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    Man, it's nice to have ya back but, Geez Louise!

    It's impossible for me to even carry on a conversation with you in any small effort to change your mind on anything when you throw so much at me.

    Fair enough... It's just when I see the trolls make so many personal attacks, I just gotta rub their noses in it.. :D

    It's funny.. If they would actually cease with the personal attacks and make an attempt to carry on a dialogue, which is what they CLAIM they want, I would be so engaged with them that I wouldn't have time to find all these fascinating topics to discuss..

    But here is what you can do.. Simply peruse my comments, find one that interests you, respond to that and then we can stay on topic for that subject..

    Although I just caught a glimpse of it, I think that's what JL did above. He picked the 1619 project comment and we're going to explore that more fully.. :D

    Easy peezy lemon squeezy.. :D

    There was a time not too terribly long ago, when the number of comments mattered. But, I understand, you don't like this blog anymore??

    Weigantia(™michale) will always hold a special place in my heart.. A world that I helped create..

    I simply hate what it's became due to the Trump/America haters and bigots...

  98. [98] 
    Michale wrote:

    Manic.

    He's a maniac, maniac on the floor
    And he's dancing like he's never danced before
    He's a maniac, maniac on the floor
    And he's dancing like he's never danced before

    On the ice-blue line of insanity is a place most never see
    It's a hard-won place of mystery touch it, but can't hold it
    You work all your life for that
    Moment in time, it could come or pass you by
    It's a push-shove world, but there's always a chance
    If the hunger stays the night

    :D

  99. [99] 
    Michale wrote:

    Elizabeth, I scroll through both the trolls because neither is remotely interested in actual discourse. Perhaps they used to, but not remotely close to it since I started hanging around down here. So what's the point of even trying, Elizabeth? You keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.

    And once again, I am in MC's head.. :D

    He simply can't NOT post about me.. :D

  100. [100] 
    Michale wrote:

    MC

    Elizabeth, I scroll through both the trolls because neither is remotely interested in actual discourse.

    Actually, as usual, you are completely wrong about this, as my interactions with Liz and JL PROVE beyond ANY doubt..

    Allow me to restructure your claim so as to make it factually accurate..

    Elizabeth, I scroll through both the Weigantians' comments because neither is remotely interested in actual discourse with trolls like me that constantly make personal attacks on them....

    THERE... NOW your claim is factually accurate...

    You just don't get it, MC... Hopefully, one day soon, you will grow up and become a valued member of Weigantian(™michale) society...

  101. [101] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    @75-76: whether parents, teachers or principals, most people are kinda morons. I don't think it helps to involve parents in curriculum unless they have something intelligent to contribute. Some do, most don't.

    OK... Fair point.. I disagree but we can delve into that later..

    Let me ask you THIS...

    Even if you don't agree that parents should have some input (to whatever degree you believe) how wise do you think it is to actually invoke the Patriot Act and give parents' who DO want to be in their children's education the same treatment that domestic terrorists are given??

    I am just looking for some common ground here...

    Find out where we both are on this subject and then go from there...

  102. [102] 
    Michale wrote:

    Are you saying that I'm insane?

    I would go with "quirky"... :D

  103. [103] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Always a pleasure to deal with actual comments from someone who obviously IS interested in actual back and forth discussions..

    You are comparing the failed insurrection that the GOP was behind to “22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots”; yet there is nothing that connects the Democrats to either group.

    Not factually accurate.. There is a PLETHORA of documented facts that PROVE the Democrat/BLM/AntiFa connections..

    Would you like to me to link to them??

    Seeing how BLM didn’t get started until 2013,

    Yes. BLM riots and attacks started in Jul of 2013 in the aftermath of the justified Trayvon Martin shooting... That's 8+ years ago..

    Did I ever tell you that George Zimmerman is a personal friend of mine??

    and most of “AntiFa’s” alleged attacks somehow only served to give free PR to D-List Right Wingers who were doing book promotion tours.

    Not factually accurate.. AntiFa and Democrat policies align.. And AntiFa began in 2007 with Rose City AntiFa in Portland.. That's 14+ years ago...

    Now, I know Democrats believe that "math is racist" :epic eyeroll: but 8 years + 14 years equals, collectively, 22 years...

    You see how that works???

    But if you are going to do that, then where are all of the GOP’s violent Proud Boy and Oath Keeper protests, the white nationalist and Neo-Nazi riots, or the pro-life attacks on abortion clinics in your stats?

    Tell ya what.. I'll accept all but the pro-life as that is a whole 'nother subject..

    You research and find me every Proud Boy, Oath Keeper, White Nationalist and Neo Nazi *riot* and we will compare that to every BLM and AntiFa riot...

    We will need to set a time frame, as I am sure you don't want me to go back to all the Democrat/Weatherman/Black Panther riots and attacks of the 60s, eh? Or even FURTHER back to Democrat Party/KKK/Jim Crow violence.. Yer Democrats wouldn't look too good if we did that, huh?? :D

    So, let's limit the time frame to the last 21 years.. The year 2000....

    I'll look for your facts... No hurry.. I'll be around.. :D

  104. [104] 
    Michale wrote:

    @MC

    You see comment #103???

    THAT is what "ACTUAL DISCOURSE" looks like..

    Funny how you claim I don't want that and yet, there it is...

    ACTUAL DISCOURSE....

    "THAT'S GREAT!!! ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT!!!
    -Ray Stantz, GHOSTBUSTERS

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    "THAT'S GREAT!!! ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT!!!
    -Ray Stantz, GHOSTBUSTERS

    Speaking of that..

    Anyone see AFTERLIFE yet??

  106. [106] 
    Michale wrote:

    1619 project is useful when taught as part of a spectrum of perspectives. If taught out of context, it's the same as any other limited view. It's not fiction, it's the same set of facts as before, just looked at through a very different lens. If we teach it in addition to the traditional views, it's valuable. If we teach it instead of them, we're just replacing one bias with another.

    Once again, I have to disagree..

    1619 is NOT facts viewed from a different perspective..

    America was founded as a “slavocracy” in 1619 and “anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country.”

    Americans declared their independence from Britain to protect the institution of slavery.

    Half of antebellum U.S. GDP came from slavery and cotton production.

    Southern planters and slave owners were champions of capitalism. Abraham Lincoln wanted to move freed slaves to colonies because he was a racist.

    None of this is remotely true.
    https://www.aier.org/article/debunking-the-1619-project/

    Those are blatant lies that The 1619 Project claims as fact..

    This one especially...

    Americans declared their independence from Britain to protect the institution of slavery.

    A blatant lie that is easily disproven... Matter of fact, the 1776 Declaration Of Independence was the harbinger of the END of slavery all over the world.. I wish I could find the article I read that proves this. Unfortunately, it was many MANY moons ago and I can't seem to locate it.. But if you doubt the claim, I can certainly find it...

    There are OODLES (it's an industry term.. :D) of facts from objective historians that prove beyond any doubt that The 1619 Project is nothing but lie upon lie....

    Oh sure, it's based on historical fact.. So is the bible..

    But both are simply twisting the facts of history to achieve an ulterior goal...

    Ideological control of the masses...

  107. [107] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden administration guidance prioritizes race in administering COVID drugs
    New York and Minnesota among states prioritizing race in COVID treatment distribution

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-guidance-prioritizes-race-administering-covid-drugs

    Hmmmmm... Let's see...

    Prioritizing medicine based on race...

    Isn't that.. uh... oh I dunno... RACIST!!!...???

    Imagine the hysterical uproar from the Left Wingery if President Trump's administration had prioritized medicine based on race..

    Democrats would have lost their frakin' minds!!

    But if a DEMOCRAT Administration does it... It's perfectly acceptable.. :eyeroll:

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  108. [108] 
    Michale wrote:

    I have always maintained that it's not newsworthy if a Rush Limbaugh crows the Right Wingery line or a Nancy Pelosi spews the Left Wingery line...

    But it *IS* worthy of notice if a Rush Limbaugh were to tout the Left Wingery line or a Nancy Pelosi were to shout out the Right Wingery line..

    Everyone knows THE ATLANTIC is a bastion of liberal think....

    Why I Soured on the Democrats
    COVID school policies set me adrift from my tribe.

    Until recently, I was a loyal, left-leaning Democrat, and I had been my entire adult life. I was the kind of partisan who registered voters before midterm elections and went to protests. I hated Donald Trump so much that I struggled to be civil to relatives on the other side of the aisle. But because of what my family has gone through during the pandemic, I can’t muster the same enthusiasm. I feel adrift from my tribe and, to a certain degree, disgusted with both parties.

    I can’t imagine that I would have arrived here—not a Republican, but questioning my place in the Democratic Party—had my son not been enrolled in public kindergarten in 2020.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/democrats-botched-public-school-covid-policy/621183/

    If a die-hard hard-core Democrat has issues with Democrat School Policies, maybe there is something to it, eh??

    If ya'all are objective and actually interested in actual back and forth discourse, ya'all have to at least acknowledge the possibility that, when it comes to school policies, the Democrats are wrong...

  109. [109] 
    Michale wrote:

    CRAP!!!!!

    I have always maintained that it's not newsworthy if a Rush Limbaugh crows the Right Wingery line or a Nancy Pelosi spews the Left Wingery line...

    But it *IS* worthy of notice if a Rush Limbaugh were to tout the Left Wingery line or a Nancy Pelosi were to shout out the Right Wingery line..

    Everyone knows THE ATLANTIC is a bastion of liberal think....

    Why I Soured on the Democrats
    COVID school policies set me adrift from my tribe.

    Until recently, I was a loyal, left-leaning Democrat, and I had been my entire adult life. I was the kind of partisan who registered voters before midterm elections and went to protests. I hated Donald Trump so much that I struggled to be civil to relatives on the other side of the aisle. But because of what my family has gone through during the pandemic, I can’t muster the same enthusiasm. I feel adrift from my tribe and, to a certain degree, disgusted with both parties.

    I can’t imagine that I would have arrived here—not a Republican, but questioning my place in the Democratic Party—had my son not been enrolled in public kindergarten in 2020.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/democrats-botched-public-school-covid-policy/621183/

    If a die-hard hard-core Democrat has issues with Democrat School Policies, maybe there is something to it, eh??

    If ya'all are objective and actually interested in actual back and forth discourse, ya'all have to at least acknowledge the possibility that, when it comes to school policies, the Democrats are wrong...

  110. [110] 
    Michale wrote:
  111. [111] 
    Michale wrote:

    Interesting note from that ATLANTIC article..

    But I’ve been disappointed by how often the Democratic response has exacerbated that mistrust by, for example, exaggerating the risks of COVID-19 to children. A low point for me was when Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe inflated child COVID-hospitalization numbers on the campaign trail. It was almost Trumplike. (If I lived in Virginia, I admit I probably would have had to sit out the recent gubernatorial election, in which the Republican candidate beat McAuliffe.)

    And THERE is the problem for the Democrat Party...

    A *LOT* of Democrats are going to "sit out" elections because they can't bring themselves to vote GOP, but the Democrat Party has broken the trust...

    That is why McAwful lost.. And THAT is why Democrats will lose big in Nov...

    I keep hoping that Democrats will wake up to the full range of health and social needs Americans are trying to balance right now, but that doesn’t seem likely. A friend now refers to herself as “politically homeless,” and more and more, that’s how I feel as well.

    "Politically Homeless"... That's a good one. I bet a LOT of Democrats are politically homeless these days..

    Which doesn't bode well for the Democrat Party in November..

  112. [112] 
    Michale wrote:

    Matter of fact, the 1776 Declaration Of Independence was the harbinger of the END of slavery all over the world.. I wish I could find the article I read that proves this. Unfortunately, it was many MANY moons ago and I can't seem to locate it.. But if you doubt the claim, I can certainly find it...

    Turns out finding that article is going to be harder than I thought.. But no matter.. There are "oodles" of other facts that show that the US breakaway from British rule set the stage for slavery's demise in the world..

    Far from being fought to preserve slavery, the Revolutionary War became a primary disrupter of slavery in the North American Colonies. Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, a British military strategy designed to unsettle the Southern Colonies by inviting enslaved people to flee to British lines, propelled hundreds of enslaved people off plantations and turned some Southerners to the patriot side. It also led most of the 13 Colonies to arm and employ free and enslaved black people, with the promise of freedom to those who served in their armies. While neither side fully kept its promises, thousands of enslaved people were freed as a result of these policies.
    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/06/1619-project-new-york-times-mistake-122248

  113. [113] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    ANY discussion of Oath Keeper "riots" must include a deep dive on the facts regarding Stewart Rhodes...

    Considering the facts regarding Rhodes' involvement up to and including 6 Jan, one has to wonder why he is walking around today, a free man...

    You have your homework assignment..

    I expect facts, not flights of political fancy... :D

  114. [114] 
    Michale wrote:

    Florida man with Antifa gear allegedly targets January 6 rally, police find explosives at home
    His helmet allegedly contained the "iron front" logo, which has been used by Antifa groups
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-wearing-antifa-gear-allegedly-targets-florida-rally-police-find-explosives-at-home

    Funny how NONE of the 8 Jan rioters had any explosives on them or any explosives at home...

    It's only DEMOCRAT groups that carry explosives...

  115. [115] 
    Michale wrote:

    Carp!! Carp!!! Carp!!!

    Florida man with Antifa gear allegedly targets January 6 rally, police find explosives at home
    His helmet allegedly contained the "iron front" logo, which has been used by Antifa groups

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-wearing-antifa-gear-allegedly-targets-florida-rally-police-find-explosives-at-home

    Funny how NONE of the 8 Jan rioters had any explosives on them or any explosives at home...

    It's only DEMOCRAT groups that carry explosives...

  116. [116] 
    Michale wrote:

    Of course, that would be 6 Jan rioters..

    Guess it's time ta take a break, eh? :D

  117. [117] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Not factually accurate.. There is a PLETHORA of documented facts that PROVE the Democrat/BLM/AntiFa connections..

    Would you like to me to link to them??

    The biggest of which is Democrats did not condemn the AntiFa riots with anywhere NEAR approaching the level they condemned a single Right Wing riot...

    Why would Democrats not condemn the AntiFa riots??

    For the same reason that Democrats did not condemn the BLM riots.

    Because the goals of BLM and AntiFa and Democrat Party align...

    It's the dog that DIDN'T bark that is relevant here..

    "Simple logic"
    -Admiral James T Kirk

  118. [118] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what is for lunch. Liberty is, thanks to the 2nd Amendment, a well armed sheep disputing the outcome of the vote.

    heh.. Now THAT's funny... :D

  119. [119] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats Should've Cared When Our Cities Burned...
    Liberal Elites Want Us to Care About Jan. 6. But They Don't Care When Our Cities Burn...

    Over the spring and summer of 2020, thousands of businesses were looted, damaged, or totally destroyed during the George Floyd protests—especially here, where Floyd was killed. Every day we read heartbreaking stories of business owners begging and pleading with rioters to spare their livelihoods, many of them uninsured, pleas that went unheeded. There was over $2 billion in property damage.

    And yet, to follow the mainstream news, you'd be forgiven for thinking the destruction of cities across the country—the decimation of small businesses, many of them owned by lower income people of color—wasn't the biggest story of violence in recent history. That honor, to hear the media tell it, is reserved for an hours-long mobbing of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 has been the lead story in the liberal mainstream media all week long.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/liberal-elites-want-us-to-care-about-jan-6-but-they-dont-care-when-our-cities-burn-opinion/ar-AASxMEw

    Why should any American care about 6 Jan when Democrats couldn't give a flying frak about **TWENTY TWO YEARS** (collectively) of 10x 6 Jan???

    If anyone can answer this objectively and factually without any hysterically "OH MY GODS!!! IT WAS THE US CAPITOL!!!! THE SEAT OF OUR DEMOCRACY!!!" emotionalism.....

    I will drop the subject...

  120. [120] 
    Michale wrote:

    So... Who wants to hit 200 comments today?? :D

    Just like the Weigantia of old, eh??

    I got all day... :D Well, I do have to watch the JAGS lose at 1300 EST....

    But other than that, my day is free...

  121. [121] 
    Michale wrote:

    This breathless, week-long commemoration—along with the sacrosanct solemnity with which January 6 is discussed in elite liberal circles—exposes whose lives really matter: the elites in D.C. ivory towers and Manhattan newsrooms. And it exposed whose lives don't.

    Minneapolis erupted in violence following the death of George Floyd. There was no law, only disorder. The metro buses were shut down, curfews were in place, grocery stores and drug stores looted and burned. The Third Precinct police station was gutted.

    Emphasis mine...

    I have to say... I wonder how Democrats can sleep at night..

    It's amazing how Democrats try and wrap themselves in the blanket of patriotism and AMERICA FIRST when it serves their political agenda to do so...

    It's mind-boggling how Democrats can have the policy of DEFUND, DEMONIZE, DEMORALIZE THE POLICE and then, with a straight face, turn around and lionize and embrace LEOs (but ONLY the LEOs that further their agenda) when their anti-America agenda demands it...

    I mean, com'on people.. Can we cease with the crocodile tears??

  122. [122] 
    Michale wrote:

    {Democrats} do nothing to help us. But while the residents of Minneapolis were trapped inside a burning city, D.C. elites put up rows of barriers and barbed wire to keep people out. When Senator Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling for military intervention to restore order, it was condemned and the editor who gave it the green light fired. After the January 6 riot, tellingly referred to by somber-faced journalists as an "insurrection" and "domestic terrorism," the National Guard was stationed in D.C. for months.

    The narcissism is just staggering. But it goes much deeper than that. Pitting groups against each other and stoking fear and anger is how our elites—our politicians and journalists among them—keep themselves in power, while average Americans are left with the tragic aftermath.

    Again.. I have to wonder how Democrats can sleep at night...

  123. [123] 
    Michale wrote:

    The powerful hold probing investigations and organize congressional hearings. The powerless sit with their unanswered prayers at loved ones' funerals and watch their businesses get boarded up again.

    The real threat to democracy is an elite class who has shown us they value their pain, their inconvenience, and their lives more than ours. How can they ask us to care about one riotous day last January when every day in cities across America, the lives of the most vulnerable are in danger, their livelihoods threatened?

    A powerful overclass apathetic to the concerns of the people they are supposed to represent, and for whom they work, is the real miscarriage of justice they claim as their own.

    This is what the Democrats' 8 Jan commission is all about...

    I hope they choke on it... And, come Nov 2022 they will, indeed.... CHOKE on it...

  124. [124] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Democrat Wet Dream bill, AKA BUILD BACK BROKE is dead...

    FINI.... DONE.... DEAD AS A DOOR NAIL... GONE BABY...

    Joe Manchin Finally Spikes His $1.8 Trillion Build Back Better Compromise: Washington Post

    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin may have put the final nail in the coffin on President Joe Biden’s social spending plan.

    The Washington Post reports Manchin has taken his $1.8 trillion compromise proposal off the table. The WaPo cited three unnamed sources in its report.

    Manchin previously said he was no longer discussing the bill with the White House.

    “I’m really not going to talk about Build Back Better anymore because I think I’ve been very clear on that,” Manchin said earlier this week. “There is no negotiations going on at this time, OK?”

    Manchin’s proposal would have included funding for universal pre-K and an additional tax on billionaires. However, the WaPo said, there would be no expanded child tax credit in Manchin’s compromise. The latter was considered potentially becoming permanent, vastly increasing the cost of the original Biden proposal.
    https://tinyurl.com/57fxd9dy

    Say goodnight gracie... Democrats royally scroo'ed da pooch...

    And now Democrats have NOTHING to run on in 2022... :D

  125. [125] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    ...spearheaded by a shit-ton of gullible nutjob Republicans who are still butthurt about the Civil War and laughably clinging to the ridiculous idea that their skin color somehow makes them superior.

    Kick I like this, especially the "still butthurt about the Civil War" part. It succinctly explains why there are millions of Confederate flags in Murica 150 years after the fact.

  126. [126] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Yeah, Elizabeth, I'll at least check in this evening.

  127. [127] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, from the ONLY objective OFFICIAL News Source of Weigantia(™michale)....

    The Progressive Logic - And Dangers - of Build Back Better

    “Build Back Better” is far more consequential than the earlier COVID relief packages. That’s why Democrats are so angry at those who blocked its passage and so determined to push it forward.

    Why is BBB more important than the COVID legislation? Because pandemic relief was essentially a massive stimulus program, with the usual smorgasbord of treats for favored groups, but little more than that. Although BBB is also a massive stimulus, its real importance lies in the permanent entitlement programs it would launch, everything from universal pre-K and Medicare expansion to mandated paid leave from private employers.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2022/01/09/the_progressive_logic_-_and_dangers_-_of_build_back_better_560308.html

    This is why the Democrat Party is so incensed about their Wet Dream bill being shot down..

    It was their path to an European-esque socialist haven in American...

    Democrats lose... Too bad.. so sad... :D

  128. [128] 
    Michale wrote:

    Kick I like this, especially the "still butthurt about the Civil War" part.

    The Civil War?? Oh yea... That was the war that Democrats started to preserve their right to keep slaves..

    Yes... Democrats are still butthurt that the Republicans made Democrats give up their slaves and then, in the 60s, it was Republicans who passed the Civil Rights Acts that Democrats fought tooth and nail against..

    Yea, agreed... Democrats are still butthurt...

    Amazing how these FACTS are, eh?? :D

  129. [129] 
    Michale wrote:

    Let's face reality, MC.. :D

    The *ONLY* reason you "ignore" my comments is because you are ill-equipped to address the FACTS...

    So, yea... By all means.. Continue to "ignore" me.. :D

    We all know why you do... :D

  130. [130] 
    Michale wrote:

    Even Basement Biden's CD&GC (which is not known for it's reliable pronouncements) savaged Justice BETTER_LATINA Sotomayer's BS claim about juvenile COVID...

    Walensky says Sotomayor's pediatric COVID hospitalization number was off 96.5%

    The Supreme Court justice claimed there are more than 100,000 children in 'serious condition' from COVID-19

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky clarified that the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 is nowhere close to the statistic put forth by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday, while noting that Americans can still work to reduce hospitalization by getting vaccinated.

    Speaking with "Fox News Sunday," Walensky provided an update on the current numbers, confirming to host Bret Baier that there are fewer than 3,500 children in hospitals with COVID-19.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/walensky-sotomayors-pediatric-covid-hospitalization-number-off-96-5

    Another example that PROVES Democrats are hyping COVID to produce compliant sheep...

  131. [131] 
    Michale wrote:

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    JAGS scored on their opening drive!!!!

    Lawrence is on fire!!!! 8 for 8!!

  132. [132] 
    Michale wrote:

    JAGS hold Colts to a field goal..

    7-3 JAGS

    WOOT!!!!

    :D

  133. [133] 
    Michale wrote:

    JAGS Score AGAIN!!!!

    10-3 JAGS...

    Jags are DOMINATING Colts....

  134. [134] 
    Michale wrote:

    And JAGS up by a touchdown at halftime! :D

    Jags are playing awesome this game...

  135. [135] 
    Michale wrote:

    Since we're talking about football, I gotta ask..

    There was a play back when Brett Favre played with the Packers...

    Favre had the ball at the end of a play and he tossed it to a Line Judge.. Another ref step'ed in the path of the ball and the ball hit the ref right in the back of the head..

    Favre got a look of HORROR on his face and was shaking his hands, "NO NO NO!!!" and the ref gave Favre a REALLY dirty look and then threw a flag...

    I have seen references of this in NFL blogs, but I am AMAZED that in this YOUTUBE era, I cannot find a SINGLE video of this hilarious NFL moment...

  136. [136] 
    Michale wrote:

    WOW!!!!

    Whatta game!!!

    How prophetic is it that the JAGS dominate the Colts and I dominate in Weigantia(™michale)!!??? :D

    It's like it's written in the stars!! :D

  137. [137] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    For the record, Elizabeth, I scrolled through the drek three times looking for you this evening.

  138. [138] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Heh. Sorry about that. Still recovering from my booster shot. "It nearly killed me."

  139. [139] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Caddy,

    I've been busy discovering new music from my favourite decade and promise to showcase many of them at an upcoming CW Sunday Night Music Festival and Dance Party real soon...

  140. [140] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Oh, okay. Sorry to hear that your Booster has affected you adversely. I'm lucky I didn't get any side effects or illness whatsoever from my three jabs.

    Go and do your thing, Lady, we've plenty of Sunday nights left this year.

  141. [141] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Reuters ran FactCheck articles on Sept. 4, 2020 and Oct. 16, 2020 that clearly showed that Biden destroyed your claim that the Democrats did not condemn the violence of the riots and actions of AntiFa. And seeing how AntiFa has never been an organization with a central governing body but instead a random group of rouge movements that have chosen to use the name to fit their needs at the time, it is comical to say that they’ve been around for 14 years. Plus, it is your weak attempt to distract from the fact that Trump and his GOP cultists are fully responsible for the failed insurrection attempt on January 6 and the continued attempts to discredit our election system and divide our nation.

  142. [142] 
    Michale wrote:

    Reuters ran FactCheck articles on Sept. 4, 2020 and Oct. 16, 2020

    BBBBWWWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Oh, apologies...

    When you said "Reuters" and "Fact Check" you made it sound like it actually meant something.. :D

    EYE ON THE NEWS
    The Price of Dissent
    A Thomson Reuters data scientist questioned the Black Lives Matter narrative—so the company fired him.

    https://www.city-journal.org/black-lives-matter-thomson-reuters-and-the-price-of-dissent

    Reuters is as Left Wing biased as Politi-Fact and their "fact checks" don't mean shit..

    When you have something from REAL CLEAR POLITICS, the ONLY official un-biased and objective news source for FACTS in Weigantia(™michale), then you can come talk to me...

    that the Democrats did not condemn the violence of the riots and actions of AntiFa.

    Did they do so with the frequency and passion that they condemned Charlottesville and 6 Jan??

    Of course not..

    Ergo, Democrats are still hypocrites.. Token Stooop.. Stooop from the Democrat Party is not condemnation...

    And seeing how AntiFa has never been an organization with a central governing body but instead a random group of rouge movements that have chosen to use the name to fit their needs at the time,

    Which is COMPLETELY irrelevant to the fact that AntiFa and Democrat policies align..

    it is comical to say that they’ve been around for 14 years.

    You may find it funny, but it's factual..

    Rose City Antifa (RCA) is an antifascist group founded in 2007 in Portland, Oregon.[1] A leftist group,[2] it is the oldest known active antifa group in the United States
    -AntiFa, Rose City WIKIPEDIA

    2007 is 14+ years ago, Russ... Even with Democrats' "racist math"... :D

    Once again, you have no facts...

    Once again, I have all facts..

    Pleasure doing this back and forth with you, Russ.. :D

  143. [143] 
    Michale wrote:

    “At this moment, we must decide. What kind of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?”
    -Basement Joe Biden

    By ignoring 22 YEARS(collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country, Democrats and most Weigantians(™michale) have decided that "YES... We WANT a nation where political violence is the norm."

    That question has been fully and completely answered by the Democrat Party..

    They have been answering YES to that question since they created the KKK and Jim Crow and then fought tooth and nail against the Civil Rights laws of the 50s and 60s...

  144. [144] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    Heh. Sorry about that. Still recovering from my booster shot. "It nearly killed me."

    And ya wonder why people don't want to be FORCED to take that shot, eh???

  145. [145] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1479925450017288204

    One tee meeny martoonies... :D

  146. [146] 
    Michale wrote:

    Is the US really heading for a second civil war?

    A slew of recent opinion polls show a significant minority of Americans at ease with the idea of violence against the government. Even talk of a second American civil war has gone from fringe fantasy to media mainstream.

    “Is a Civil War ahead?” was the blunt headline of a New Yorker magazine article this week. “Are We Really Facing a Second Civil War?” posed the headline of a column in Friday’s New York Times. Three retired US generals wrote a recent Washington Post column warning that another coup attempt “could lead to civil war”.

    The mere fact that such notions are entering the public domain shows the once unthinkable has become thinkable, even though some would argue it remains firmly improbable.
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/09/is-the-us-really-heading-for-a-second-civil-war

    Funny... All those "opinion" pieces talking about a US Civil War??

    They are all Left Wing rags...

    So, obviously, it's the Left that is "at ease with the idea of violence against the government."

    This jibes with the FACTS of Left Wingers ignoring 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country...

    This fact is indisputable...

  147. [147] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden admin gives hospitals green light to prioritize COVID treatment based on RACE

    Biden administration guidance prioritizes race in administering COVID drugs

    New York and Minnesota among states prioritizing race in COVID treatment distribution
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-guidance-prioritizes-race-administering-covid-drugs

    Once again, the FACTS prove beyond ANY doubt...

    The Democrat Party is STILL the Racist Party..

    The fact that Democrats are spitting on the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr is just sad...

  148. [148] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yunno, it's very telling that Basement Biden has refused to take a cognitive test...

    Yunno, the kind of test that Trump/America haters demanded of President Trump, which he took and aced completely and unequivocally..

    Why is Basement Biden refusing to take such a test?? Why are Democrats so scared of that they refuse to demand the same of Basement Biden that they demanded of President Trump??

    What are Democrats afraid of?

    I can tell ya'all what Democrats are afraid of..

    They are afraid of the facts...

  149. [149] 
    Michale wrote:

    Race Isn’t a “Risk Factor”
    Stop deciding which patients can get access to Covid medicine based on the color of their skin.

    https://www.persuasion.community/p/race-isnt-a-risk-factor

    Dr Martin Luther King Jr is rolling in his grave..

  150. [150] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    Can I assume from your lack of response (Silence Gives Assent?? :D ) to our 1619 discussion that you accept the facts of the falsity and bullshit'ed-ness of The 1619 Project??

    :D

  151. [151] 
    Michale wrote:

    Russ,

    Since we have established the FACTS on the 22 years (collectively) of Democrat BLM and AntiFa riots and attacks on hundreds of government buildings all over the country that Democrats ignore, as compared to the Democrat hysteria over Charlottesville and 6 Jan...

    I thought we could move on to another topic..

    What's yer take on the Rittenhouse trial and the White Supremacist BS spewed by the Basement Biden administration and the leftist media??

  152. [152] 
    Michale wrote:

    Sad to see Bob Saget passed away....

  153. [153] 
    Michale wrote:

    CDC Director Walensky fails to disclose how many deaths were 'from' COVID-19: 'Data will be forthcoming'
    The CDC director said the death registry takes a few weeks to collect the data.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cdc-director-walensky-distinctions-covid-related-deaths-data-forthcoming

    Wonder why the CD&GC is dragging their feet on releasing the actual death toll FROM covid??

    Because they know that the actual death toll ACTUALLY from COVID is about 5% of the total death toll....

    The CD&GC must keep up the Democrats' COVID hysteria and fear mongering agenda..

  154. [154] 
    Michale wrote:

    For the record, Elizabeth, I scrolled through the drek three times looking for you this evening.

    Once again, MC acknowledges my comments. :D

    Thanx MC... The space in your head that you give me is very roomy and spacious..

    But I gotta ask... Why is your head so empty??? :D

  155. [155] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1480363436311670784

    And Democrats have the unmitigated GALL to DEFUND, DEMORALIZE, DEMONIZE THE POLICE!!

    Pathetic..

  156. [156] 
    Michale wrote:

    American Airlines apologetic after Twitter user complains about pilot with 'Let's Go Brandon' sticker
    American Airlines made headlines in 2020 for allowing crew to wear BLM pins

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/american-airlines-apologetic-after-twitter-user-complains-about-pilot-with-lets-go-brandon-sticker

    Funny how LET'S GO BRANDON is "cowardly" but BLM attacking and killing cops is not...

    This is made even MORE comical by the FACT that the LET'S GO BRANDON fad was CREATED by the Left Wingery to cover up the *FUCK JOE BIDEN* (actual quote... Don't hate on the messenger just because you don't like the message) attitude that was and is sweeping the nation...

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  157. [157] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    I finally watched TOMBSTONE all the way thru... LOVED it!!! :D

  158. [158] 
    Michale wrote:

    I&I/TIPP Poll: Finally, Something Dem And GOP Voters Agree On — Don’t Kill The Filibuster

    Senate Democrats recently threatened to eliminate the filibuster if their “Build Back Better” and “For The People” bills weren’t passed. Such a strategy, however, holds serious political dangers for elected Democrats: A bipartisan majority of both Republicans and Democrats support keeping the filibuster, a new I&I/TIPP Poll shows.

    Responding to recent events, the monthly I&I/TIPP Poll, posted also at TIPPInsights, asked the following question:

    As you may be aware, the filibuster is a Senate procedure that has been used to prevent the Senate from passing controversial legislation, even if a simple majority of 51 senators support it. To end a filibuster, a cloture vote of at least sixty senators out of one hundred is required. Do you support or oppose the use of the filibuster in the United States Senate?

    Overall, a solid plurality support keeping the filibuster. Of those queried, 46% said they supported the parliamentary maneuver, versus 31% who said they don’t. Another 23% said they weren’t sure.

    Breaking the numbers down a bit further, 22% said they “support strongly” the filibuster, while 24% said they support it “somewhat.” For those rejecting the filibuster, 16% said they oppose it strongly, while 15% said they oppose it “somewhat.”

    But perhaps the biggest surprise of all: Republicans and Democrats see almost eye-to-eye on this issue. Some 51% of Democrats support the filibuster, compared to 53% of Republicans, within the margin of error for the poll. And more Democrats (35%) actually oppose the filibuster than Republicans (24%).
    https://issuesinsights.com/2022/01/10/ii-tipp-poll-finally-something-dem-and-gop-voters-agree-on-dont-kill-the-filibuster/

    It's the epitome of short-sightedness on the part of the Democrats to get rid of the filibuster...

    I mean, honestly.. Didn't they learn their lesson when Harry Reid made it so that Judicial appointments can be passed to the bench with a simple majority..???

    It's that action that DIRECTLY led to the 6-3 Conservative SCOTUS this country enjoys today...

    How could Democrats be so utterly stoopid and short-sighted to want to repeat that same boneheaded error??

    Fortunately, there are still some SANE Democrats in the Senate.. Sinema and Manchin will hold firm...

  159. [159] 
    Michale wrote:

    200 HERE WE COME!!!! :D

  160. [160] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Michale,

    And ya wonder why people don't want to be FORCED to take that shot, eh???

    Yep. Why people do the stupid things they do never ceases to amaze.

  161. [161] 
    Michale wrote:


    The Filibuster Has Not Been Weaponized
    COMMENTARY

    Sen. Jon Tester had been reluctant to tamper with the filibuster rule, but last week said to Politico, “I think if it [the filibuster] wasn’t weaponized, I wouldn’t be talking about it now,” and to his home state Missoula Current newspaper, “I think that what we have now is we’ve got a situation where the filibuster’s been weaponized and used on nearly every bill.”

    But that is not the current situation. So far during the Biden administration, the filibuster has been used by the Senate Republican minority sparingly.

    The Filibuster Has Not Been Weaponized
    COMMENTARY
    .By Bill ScherJanuary 10, 2022
    The Filibuster Has Not Been WeaponizedScott Applewhite)
    Sen. Jon Tester had been reluctant to tamper with the filibuster rule, but last week said to Politico, “I think if it [the filibuster] wasn’t weaponized, I wouldn’t be talking about it now,” and to his home state Missoula Current newspaper, “I think that what we have now is we’ve got a situation where the filibuster’s been weaponized and used on nearly every bill.”

    But that is not the current situation. So far during the Biden administration, the filibuster has been used by the Senate Republican minority sparingly.

    Under the upper chamber’s current system, an effective filibuster occurs when an attempt to end Senate floor debate, a procedural step known as cloture, fails to win 60 votes. Only eight failed cloture votes have taken place during the first year of the Biden presidency, half the annual average of the 20 prior years.

    Compare and contrast that to the Democrat Party's use of the filibuster under President Trump.

    In 2017, when Donald Trump was president and Democrats were in the minority, 61 senators — including 30 Democrats — signed a letter promising to preserve the right of the Senate minority to delay or block legislation. But now that Republicans are in the minority, just two Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — are willing to make that same pledge. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) not only refused, he warned he will not allow the GOP minority to “dictate to the Senate what we should do and how we should proceed.”

    When Schumer was minority leader, he vigorously used the filibuster to do just that. Under his leadership, Democrats used the filibuster to block funding for construction of Trump’s border wall in 2019. They used it not once, but twice to impede passage of the Cares Act — forcing Republicans to agree to changes including a $600 weekly federal unemployment supplement. They used it in September and October to stop Republicans from passing further coronavirus relief before the November election. They used it to halt Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) police reform legislation so Republicans could not claim credit for forging a bipartisan response to the concerns of racial justice protesters. They used it to block legislation to force “sanctuary cities” to cooperate with federal officials, and to stop a prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion, bans on abortions once the unborn child is capable of feeling pain, and protections for the lives of babies born alive after botched abortions.

    And those are just the bills Democrats killed with actual filibuster votes. More often than not, the majority doesn’t even bring up legislation that does not have 60 votes needed to cut off debate. Just the threat of a Democratic filibuster stopped Republicans from moving forward on a host of priorities, including entitlement reforms, immigration reforms, lawsuit reforms, health-care reforms, budget cuts, expanded gun rights and the defunding of Planned Parenthood. And Democrats have used the filibuster to force Republicans to reduce the scope of some of their biggest legislative achievements. Republicans could not make the Trump income tax cut permanent, because they had to use the arcane budget reconciliation process (which requires a simple majority vote, but limits what can be enacted) to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

    Proof positive of the mantra:

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  162. [162] 
    Michale wrote:

    Reposted for clarity....

    The Filibuster Has Not Been Weaponized
    COMMENTARY

    Sen. Jon Tester had been reluctant to tamper with the filibuster rule, but last week said to Politico, “I think if it [the filibuster] wasn’t weaponized, I wouldn’t be talking about it now,” and to his home state Missoula Current newspaper, “I think that what we have now is we’ve got a situation where the filibuster’s been weaponized and used on nearly every bill.”

    But that is not the current situation. So far during the Biden administration, the filibuster has been used by the Senate Republican minority sparingly.

    Under the upper chamber’s current system, an effective filibuster occurs when an attempt to end Senate floor debate, a procedural step known as cloture, fails to win 60 votes. Only eight failed cloture votes have taken place during the first year of the Biden presidency, half the annual average of the 20 prior years.

    Compare and contrast that to the Democrat Party's use of the filibuster under President Trump.

    In 2017, when Donald Trump was president and Democrats were in the minority, 61 senators — including 30 Democrats — signed a letter promising to preserve the right of the Senate minority to delay or block legislation. But now that Republicans are in the minority, just two Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — are willing to make that same pledge. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) not only refused, he warned he will not allow the GOP minority to “dictate to the Senate what we should do and how we should proceed.”

    When Schumer was minority leader, he vigorously used the filibuster to do just that. Under his leadership, Democrats used the filibuster to block funding for construction of Trump’s border wall in 2019. They used it not once, but twice to impede passage of the Cares Act — forcing Republicans to agree to changes including a $600 weekly federal unemployment supplement. They used it in September and October to stop Republicans from passing further coronavirus relief before the November election. They used it to halt Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) police reform legislation so Republicans could not claim credit for forging a bipartisan response to the concerns of racial justice protesters. They used it to block legislation to force “sanctuary cities” to cooperate with federal officials, and to stop a prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion, bans on abortions once the unborn child is capable of feeling pain, and protections for the lives of babies born alive after botched abortions.

    And those are just the bills Democrats killed with actual filibuster votes. More often than not, the majority doesn’t even bring up legislation that does not have 60 votes needed to cut off debate. Just the threat of a Democratic filibuster stopped Republicans from moving forward on a host of priorities, including entitlement reforms, immigration reforms, lawsuit reforms, health-care reforms, budget cuts, expanded gun rights and the defunding of Planned Parenthood. And Democrats have used the filibuster to force Republicans to reduce the scope of some of their biggest legislative achievements. Republicans could not make the Trump income tax cut permanent, because they had to use the arcane budget reconciliation process (which requires a simple majority vote, but limits what can be enacted) to avoid a Democratic filibuster.

    Proof positive of the mantra:

    Hypocrisy.. It's not a bug in Democrat programming. It's a feature.

  163. [163] 
    Michale wrote:

    Liz,

    Yep. Why people do the stupid things they do never ceases to amaze.

    Not sure how it is in Canada, but here in the US, Americans have the RIGHT to do stupid things as long as it doesn't affect anyone else..

    Yunno... My Body, My Choice

    Funny how, even as erroneous as it is applied to abortion, Democrats are ALL about that.. Right up until it becomes inconvenient to their agenda...

  164. [164] 
    Michale wrote:

    Even when one party is in nominal control of Washington, you win some and you lose some. The fact that Democrats are losing some now does not mean the filibuster has been weaponized. Legitimate arguments against the filibuster remain; it’s perfectly reasonable to believe there should be no supermajority thresholds in the legislative process. But any claim that we have no choice but to abolish or curtail the filibuster because the power is being abused to such an extent that government can’t function doesn't hold up to close scrutiny.

    This has ALWAYS been the Democrat Party's problem..

    Their short-sightedness...

    They don't think their actions thru to the logical and wholly expected consequences...

    Packing the SCOTUS and killing the filibuster is simply 2 current examples of this flawed thinking...

  165. [165] 
    Michale wrote:

    Did I miss the Sunday Night Weigantian(™michale) Music Fest!!??? :(

  166. [166] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It got lost in the shuffle.

  167. [167] 
    Michale wrote:

    If Democrats ACTUALLY followed the science and had a lick of common sense, they would rescind the Vaccine Mandate order before the SCOTUS does it for them..

    Omicron Makes Biden's Vaccine Mandates Obsolete

    There is no evidence so far that vaccines are reducing infections from the fast-spreading variant.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2022/01/10/omicron_makes_bidens_vaccine_mandates_obsolete_560386.html

  168. [168] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Is that why you came back?

  169. [169] 
    Michale wrote:

    It got lost in the shuffle. :(

    I hope it wasn't because of me..

    You KNOW I would respect your NO POLITICS rule for the Music Fest...

  170. [170] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Vaccines were never meant to be the gatekeeper that prevents the virus from getting in.

    It's about what happens to the virus post-infection. And, on that score, the vaccines are working beautifully.

  171. [171] 
    Michale wrote:

    Is that why you came back?

    In general, no... I came back because I just HAD to rub it in when Build Back Broke died an ignoble death.. :D

    Once I had satisfactorily dispensed with JM's and MC's wager, there was no reason for me NOT to stay..

    I just love the political back and forth.. :D I hung out over at the RCP forums during my Weigantian(™michale) hiatus, but it doesn't have the fun and excitement that Weigantia(™michale) has.. But it doesn't have the level of personal attacks that here has, so there is that going for RCP...

    But this is my home.. Has been since it's inception back in 2006, or 2005 or whenever it was..

    Can you believe you and me and JL have known each other for 16 years!!!?? :D

  172. [172] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It's not a 'no politics' rule. It's a no political commentary rule. The tunes may be as political as we wish to make our selections.

    And, by 'we' and 'our', I actually do mean 'we' and 'our'. Ahem.

  173. [173] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It's been a long, long time ...

  174. [174] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's not a 'no politics' rule. It's a no political commentary rule. The tunes may be as political as we wish to make our selections.

    And, by 'we' and 'our', I actually do mean 'we' and 'our'. Ahem.

    :D

    OK I understand the distinction..

    It's been a long, long time ...

    As you know, my evenings usually belong to my wife.. And I am usually in bed by 2000hrs.. :D

    But it would be nice to be in a forum where personal attacks are not in play.. I might pop in... :D

  175. [175] 
    Michale wrote:

    White House worried Iran is plotting assassination attempts against Trump administration officials

    Iran’s imposition of “sanctions” on dozens of Americans amounts to an assassination threat against members of former President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a senior U.S. official who threatened “severe consequences” for any harm done to them.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/white-house-worried-iran-is-plotting-assassination-attempts-against-trump-administration-officials

    And THIS is the government that Democrats want to make a deal with over nuclear weapons.. :eyeroll:

  176. [176] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mj Rodriguez becomes 1st transgender actor to win a Golden Globe
    Rodriguez won best actress in a TV drama for her role on FX's "Pose."

    https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-pop-culture/mj-rodriguez-becomes-1st-transgender-actor-win-golden-globe-rcna11560

    If Democrats are TRULY interested in creating an ALL INCLUSIVE society, the collective response to this would be.... "So??"

    The fact that Democrats HYPE our differences proves they are all about being divisive and forcing everyone into neat little labels..

  177. [177] 
    Michale wrote:

    "There is nothing sexist or racist stating the fact that Kamala Harris has been an absolute disaster on every policy issue in her portfolio - especially the border crisis.
    There is nothing sexist or racist about the fact that if you put Kamala Harris on the congressional ballot in any district across America, she would lose because she can’t conduct a basic interview without embarrassing herself and Joe Biden."

    Democrats are always screaming 'isms to cover up their own incompetence... :eyeroll:

  178. [178] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Conservative women trailblazers have been mocked and maligned by the liberal press for years. You learn to deal with it and not make excuses. When Vice President Kamala Harris took office, she knew she was charting a new path and would have to prove herself at every step along the way. She could have used her platform to protect the women and girls in Afghanistan, secure the southern border, or reduce crime in our cities. Instead, she tossed aside the historic opportunity she had been given to criticize the tough media environment conservative women have been successfully navigating for decades."

    Word....

  179. [179] 
    Michale wrote:

    Brandon Brown signs '8-figure' LGBcoin sponsorship despite NASCAR ban
    NASCAR Xfinity series driver can't advertise on his car

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/brandon-brown-lgbcoin-sponsorship-nascar-ban

    Brandon Brown, the father of LET'S GO BRANDON tells the politically biased and bigoted and hypocritical NASCAR to shove it up their collective arses!!! :D

    "I love it when a plan comes together..."
    -Hannibal Smith, THE A-TEAM

  180. [180] 
    Michale wrote:

    Manchin and Sinema could scuttle another major Democrat effort, this time on the filibuster and elections
    Schumer says Senate would vote on change to filibuster if elections bill not passed by Jan. 17

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-democrats-voting-rights-filibuster-schumer-manchin-sinema

    Once again, Democrats can't sell their own people on their Anti-America policies...

  181. [181] 
    Michale wrote:

    "He is going to Georgia because Georgia is one of the many states where corrupt acts on the constitutional right to vote and the integrity of elections have taken place at based on the big lie,"
    -Jen Saki

    I always get these "Big Lie"s confused..

    Is this Stacey Abrams and her "BIG LIE" that she actually won the GA Governor race??

    Or is it Hillary Clinton's "BIG LIE" AKA The Russia Collusion Delusion??

    So many "BIG LIE"s from Democrats.. It's hard to keep them all straight...

  182. [182] 
    Michale wrote:

    #BareShelvesBiden trends on Twitter as shoppers encounter desolate grocery store aisles: 'Apocalypse Now'

    Liberal media pundits have appeared to downplay the supply chain crisis in recent months
    https://tinyurl.com/mrxdr3b9

    BareShelves Biden...

    That's pretty accurate...

    And ta think that there are actually people who think that Democrats will prevail in the coming Democrat massacre of the midterms... :^/

  183. [183] 
    Michale wrote:

    #BareShelves Biden
    https://tinyurl.com/ycksf8ch

    Democrats are really scroo'in da pooch...

    Who in their right mind would vote Democrat??

  184. [184] 
    Michale wrote:

    Florida deputies rescue woman trapped in burning car: ‘Selfless efforts’
    Pasco sheriff's deputies pulled trapped woman from burning car

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-deputies-rescue-woman-trapped-burning-car

    Once again.. How can Democrats scream and yell about DEFUND, DEMONIZE, DEMORALIZE THE POLICE!??

    Downright un-American....

  185. [185] 
    Michale wrote:

    Chicago Teachers Union leader calls mayor ‘relentlessly stupid’ as students miss another day of learning

    Union members voted to stay home last week

    The head of the Chicago Teachers Union is now calling Mayor Lori Lightfoot "relentlessly stupid" as hundreds of thousands of students are missing out on a fourth consecutive day of classes due to an ongoing dispute over coronavirus safety measures.

    CTU President Jesse Sharkey made the comment Monday morning, nearly a week after his rank-and-file voted to switch to remote learning because of increasing coronavirus cases in the area. However, Chicago Public Schools is refusing to allow remote learning and instead has been canceling classes outright, while both sides remain locked in negotiations to bring students back into classrooms.
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-teachers-union-leader-calls-mayor-relentlessly-stupid

    I just love seeing Democrats eat their own.. :D

    JL, where do you come down on this??

  186. [186] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, as we can see...

    The REAL trolls of Weigantia(™michale), the ones who engage in nothing but personal attacks and have no real interest in any true back and forth debate, are simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of my facts and comments..

    The wisdom of my commenting style has become apparent to even the most dullard of Weigantian(™michale) denizens.... :D

  187. [187] 
    Kick wrote:

    A whole lot more troll diarrhea to scroll through.

  188. [188] 
    Kick wrote:

    MtnCaddy

    Yes, sir. Nothing says "butthurt" like a dipshit carrying around a Confederate battle flag. It also screams "loser" and "traitor" and knows exactly which Party accepts it with open arms.

  189. [189] 
    Michale wrote:

    A whole lot more troll diarrhea to scroll through.

    And another troll comment from the resident Weigantia(™michale) troll acknowledging her utter impotence in addressing facts and reality.. :D

    I accept your concession, Victoria.. :D

  190. [190] 
    Kick wrote:

    Moocher Michale clearly needs "diarrhea" and "scroll" explained to him.

    I accept you're a:

    * Welcher
    * Moocher

    Crack a book, trailer poon. :D

  191. [191] 
    Michale wrote:

    Awwww Po' widdle Victoria got her wee-wee whacked and all she can do is lash out with fact-less and hysterical immature name-calling and personal attacks..

    Face reality, Vic.. Yer dominated here.. :D Yer pwned...

  192. [192] 
    Kick wrote:

    So you do need troll diarrhea and scroll explained to you. I accept your concession, trailer poon.

    Crack a book. Education is important, especially for poons living in the trailers in the shitholes of misinformed shithole. :D

  193. [193] 
    Michale wrote:

    Says the bimbo who doesn't have a SINGLE solitary fact to support ANY of her claims..

    Face reality, Victoria.. You are DOMINATED here... I have you wrapped around my little finger... :D

  194. [194] 
    Kick wrote:

    Sorry, trailer poon, you have obviously confused your actual reality with somebody else's... not a new revelation to anyone who is a regular reader, that is without question.

    While I obviously do live perpetually and metaphorically rent free in your demonstrably little head, you shouldn't confuse that with having anything whatsoever to do with your pathetic existence, your trailer life, your swampland, or anything else to do with you, your shithole, your aforementioned "bimbo," or your admitted tiny little hands or fingers. :D

  195. [195] 
    Michale wrote:

    And STILL you have NO FACTS to support any of your claims..

    Amazing how that ALWAYS is the case..

    I kicked your ass on your OMICRON claims..

    I TOTALLY kicked your ass on your TOTALLY MORONIC Election Cheat Laws claims..

    And I am kicking your ass in the current commentary as well..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Every day of your life, I OWN you!!! :D

  196. [196] 
    Kick wrote:

    Michale
    195

    And STILL you have NO FACTS to support any of your claims..

    Incorrect.

    Amazing how that ALWAYS is the case..

    Not amazing how you rattle of the same drivel and spew over and over because it's all you got... your stale troll routine.

    I kicked your ass on your OMICRON claims..

    Incorrect. You again proved Bashi's theory about you posting the proof of your own ignorance correct. Point to Bashi.

    I TOTALLY kicked your ass on your TOTALLY MORONIC Election Cheat Laws claims..

    You are confusing Senate rules with constitutional law... nothing new there. Heh.

    And I am kicking your ass in the current commentary as well..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    That is another one of the universal signs for: "I got nothing."

    Every day of your life, I OWN you!!! :D

    Believe me, you penniless poon: You cannot remotely afford me. :D

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