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paulwhut
#241 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2021 8:55:11 AM
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THE GREATEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD IS BEING CRUCIFIED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND MSM......

IT IS AMAZING TO ME THE BLINDNESS OF THE PEOPLE TO THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF GREAT PROSPERITY ON ALL FRONTS.

AND OF THE CONDUCT OF THE FAKE NEWS...........THE HISTORY BOOKS......WAIT.......THAT IS TURNING INTO FAKE NEWS TOO........

WELL THEN HOW ABOUT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT??????????

AND ZUCKERBERG.........THE PARAGON OF VIRTURE AND HONESTY???????????????
Many wonder today why the Republican party does nothing to defeat the treasonous
schemes of the Democrats. It is because the pope’s Jesuits have thoroughly
infiltrated the Republican party as well as the Democratic party. Many wonder why
the news media lie so much to support and protect the Democrats. It is because the
pope’s Jesuits have thoroughly infiltrated the news media. The news media and
schools and colleges, with their lies and propaganda, have so conditioned the
people of the country that they are unable to recognize what has been done to them.
Victory for the Jesuits seems very near. The Jesuits are like a cancer that has
pervaded nearly every fiber of the society of the United States. We are being
defeated by the enemy within.

For many years the Jesuits have prevented the United States from developing
additional sources of energy within its own territory. Exploiting the vast oilfields on
the Alaskan north slope, that probably contain more oil than the entire middle east,
is forbidden. New nuclear power plants, the safest source of electric energy ever
discovered, are not permitted. There is no end to the lies people have been made to
believe about Nuclear energy. The environment is used as the club to subdue the
people of the country into going along with this idiocy. Modern technology is able to
develop these sources of power without any damage to the environment. France
gets 80% of its power from nuclear power plants without any problems. Needless to
say, without sufficient energy, the United States will not be able to defend itself. All
the papacy has to do is cut off the oil supply from the middle east.

The United States is now starting to feel the pinch of the energy shortage the Jesuits
have created. People have experienced blackouts over large areas as power is shut
off to stay within the limits of generating capacity. Today, instead of constructing
additional nuclear power plants, some of these plants are being dismantled! Will the
people of the United States be able to wake up in time to prevent the coming
national tragedy?

Not only in the United States is this treachery being perpetrated by the papacy, but
they are secretly at work all over the world to subvert all the nations of the world.

"And all the world wondered after the beast." Rev 13:3 last part.
Intangible
#242 Posted : Friday, January 8, 2021 9:07:43 PM
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ANYONE that still supports Trump is an anti-American, seditious criminal!

Paulwhut supports sedition, treasonous actions against this nation and supports the worst person to ever occupy the White House. It is time to put this sedition down and to round up the treasonous mob that stormed the Capitol building.


paulwhut wrote:
THE GREATEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD IS BEING CRUCIFIED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND MSM......

IT IS AMAZING TO ME THE BLINDNESS OF THE PEOPLE TO THE LAST FOUR YEARS OF GREAT PROSPERITY ON ALL FRONTS.

AND OF THE CONDUCT OF THE FAKE NEWS...........THE HISTORY BOOKS......WAIT.......THAT IS TURNING INTO FAKE NEWS TOO........

WELL THEN HOW ABOUT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT??????????

AND ZUCKERBERG.........THE PARAGON OF VIRTURE AND HONESTY???????????????

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
paulwhut
#243 Posted : Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:10:42 AM
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GOOD MORNING!!!!!!! TODAY IS THE FIRST WORKDAY OF THE WEEK!!!!!!

PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP IS THE FINEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY MAGA HAS EVER HAD!!!!!!!!

THE LAST FOUR YEARS HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC WONDERFUL CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS 12 YEARS!!!!!!!!!

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS THE MAN AND HIS FAMILY IN THE COMING DAYS AND YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was sooooo good to see the military built up again!!!!!!

to see the SWAMP EXPOSED!!!!!!!!

TO SEE THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD RESPECT THIS USA AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Yes Jesus is coming soon, the current events in the world show us that time is short!

No sin. no sin in heaven.

we must clean up our acts.......

NO PRACTICING HOMOSEXUALS......NO LIARS, NO THIEFS........NO CROOKS......NO IDOLATERS.......NO MURDERERS

ONLY SWEET NICE PEOPLE WILL BE RESURRECTED AND THOSE ALIVE WHO ARE TRANSLATED........ALL WILL BE SWEET JESUS LOVERS!!!!!!!!!

at the end of the thousand years the wicked will be resurrected and brought before the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT........

THEN THE WICKED WILL BE CALLED TO ACCOUNT FOR ALL OF THEIR WICKEDNESS..........NOTHING HIDDEN THEN.........ALL WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE LORD!!!!!!

AND WE WHO LOVE JESUS WILL LIVE FOREVER MORE TRAVELING THE UNIVCERSES )PLURAL)..........FOREVER LEARNING MORE ABOUT OUR WONDERFUL GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many wonder today why the Republican party does nothing to defeat the treasonous
schemes of the Democrats. It is because the pope’s Jesuits have thoroughly
infiltrated the Republican party as well as the Democratic party. Many wonder why
the news media lie so much to support and protect the Democrats. It is because the
pope’s Jesuits have thoroughly infiltrated the news media. The news media and
schools and colleges, with their lies and propaganda, have so conditioned the
people of the country that they are unable to recognize what has been done to them.
Victory for the Jesuits seems very near. The Jesuits are like a cancer that has
pervaded nearly every fiber of the society of the United States. We are being
defeated by the enemy within.

For many years the Jesuits have prevented the United States from developing
additional sources of energy within its own territory. Exploiting the vast oilfields on
the Alaskan north slope, that probably contain more oil than the entire middle east,
is forbidden. New nuclear power plants, the safest source of electric energy ever
discovered, are not permitted. There is no end to the lies people have been made to
believe about Nuclear energy. The environment is used as the club to subdue the
people of the country into going along with this idiocy. Modern technology is able to
develop these sources of power without any damage to the environment. France
gets 80% of its power from nuclear power plants without any problems. Needless to
say, without sufficient energy, the United States will not be able to defend itself. All
the papacy has to do is cut off the oil supply from the middle east.

The United States is now starting to feel the pinch of the energy shortage the Jesuits
have created. People have experienced blackouts over large areas as power is shut
off to stay within the limits of generating capacity. Today, instead of constructing
additional nuclear power plants, some of these plants are being dismantled! Will the
people of the United States be able to wake up in time to prevent the coming
national tragedy?

Not only in the United States is this treachery being perpetrated by the papacy, but
they are secretly at work all over the world to subvert all the nations of the world.

"And all the world wondered after the beast." Rev 13:3 last part.
Intangible
#244 Posted : Monday, January 11, 2021 8:58:06 PM
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This from Robert Reich:

The FBI sent a memo to law enforcement officials across the country, warning them to prepare for possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols beginning on January 16th and continuing through January 20th, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The memo also warns that an armed group has threatened to travel to Washington, D.C. and stage an uprising if Congress removes Donald Trump from office.

Make no mistake: The attempted coup last week was the beginning, not the end, of the violence Trump and his enablers have unleashed.

For years, they stoked hate that proliferated across the right-wing media ecosystem, fueling the surge of online radicalization. Now his supporters have brought that online vitriol into the real world — and we have seen how dire the consequences are. Lest we forget: a member of the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois murdered two police officers over the summer in the hopes of sparking a race war, and barely three months ago the FBI foiled a plot of 13 far-right militia members to kidnap and execute Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

This is why calls to simply “move on” are downright dangerous. Fascism won't end when Trump's presidency does.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#245 Posted : Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:22:01 AM
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The god of QAnon...

A little over half of Americans are favorable toward Christian nationalism to some extent,” Whitehead said. “Extremism of any form, whether it’s religious or not, can only really flourish if it’s allowed to. So with 50% of Americans being relatively favorable toward understanding the U.S. as a Christian nation, or even that Christianity should be favored, it creates a situation where those that want to take that view even further can do that.”

There are some evangelicals who are already condemning the faith expressions seen on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of faculty and staff at Wheaton College, an evangelical school, have signed a statement decrying the “blasphemous abuses of Christian symbols” during the attack. In addition, Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Center, said the displays reminded him of a “darker reality” at work.

“We can see it in Europe, with neo-Nazis of all stripes carrying crosses as signs of ‘European heritage’ and ‘the triumph of the West,’ and we can see it in these violent white nationalist movements such as those attacking our Capitol,” he told Religion News Service. “The god of QAnon and the Proud Boys and their fellow travelers is not the God of Jesus Christ but the ancient serpent of Eden, which Jesus called ‘a murderer from the beginning.’ The way of Jesus Christ is a very different way from that one.”
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#246 Posted : Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:56:57 PM
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Thankfully, the long nightmare is over! It feels as if a weight was lifted. I can actually go to bed at night and not worry about tweets, threats, slander and insurrection in the morning. We are again on a road to world leadership and respect.

The national embarrassment is gone, now we just need to convince the rest of the world that another Trump will never again raise it's ugly face. Unfortunately, they have a legitimate fear. The world was shocked that Trump was ever put into office and they rightfully worry about another Trumplike immoral character being installed again at some future time.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#247 Posted : Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:45:10 PM
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Just a few words you should know...

'HELPFUL DEFINITIONS:

Treason: the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

Sedition: conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

Coup: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. the unlawful use of violence and

Terrorism: intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Fascism: a system of government led by a dictator who typically rules by forcefully and often violently suppressing opposition and criticism, controlling all industry and commerce, and promoting nationalism and often racism.'
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#248 Posted : Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:17:34 PM
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Clinton Conspiracies, False Flags And Laser Beams That Cause Wildfires—Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Endorsed Them All

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is facing fresh criticism Thursday for her belief in yet another wild conspiracy theory—this time in an old Facebook post of Greene's where she casts blame for a 2018 California wildfire on a laser beam from outer space—and highlighting anew Greene's public support for these far-fetched conspiracy theories in her years before entering Congress.

The latest was unearthed Thursday by the left-leaning group Media Matters for America, which detailed a 2018 Facebook post where Greene blamed California's Camp Fire—the deadliest in state history—on a laser beam fired from space, perhaps as part of a plan involving the state's former governor, Democrat Jerry Brown.

Greene faced outcry recently after video surfaced of her following and harassing David Hogg, the gun control activist who survived a massacre at his high school in Parkland, Florida.

Greene has repeatedly claimed that mass school shootings, like Parkland and the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, were "false flag" events.

She's also suggested the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest in U.S. history, targeted a mostly conservative audience of country music fans since it was part of a plot from gun control activists.

Greene has also said in blog posts that the debunked "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, which claimed there was a Satanic, child child sex-trafficking ring at a Washington pizza restaurant—which convinced a man to fire three shots into the business in 2016—might be real.

Like many on the conspiracy-driven right, one of Greene's favorite targets is the Clintons, including one of the more outlandish claims she's signaled support for—that Hillary Clinton took part in a Satanic ceremony where a girl was murdered and had her face chopped off, with participants wearing the severed face and drinking the blood of the murdered child.


In 2018, Greene shared a video called "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations," claiming that Zionists were pushing migration into Europe to replace white populations.

Greene has falsely claimed that Jewish billionaire George Soros turned over fellow Jews to Nazis, while later stating that Soros was actually a "Nazi himself."

Greene wrote blog posts in 2017 and 2018 saying the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was an “inside job.”

Greene has also claimed that a plane never crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 and said that former President Barack Obama is "a Muslim."

Yet another conspiracy theory Greene supported is that former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered by order of the Obama administration using the MS-13 gang (Rich was killed in 2016 in a still unsolved murder police believe may have been a botched robbery).
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#249 Posted : Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:03:44 PM
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Trump's secrets can be laid bare...

Trump's phone calls with Vladimir Putin can be accessed because 'Biden owns all the call materials'

Politico reported Tuesday as the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump closed that the current president, Joe Biden, now has access to the calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin from the previous administration.

"They don't need our approval to see those [records]," a former Trump White House official said. "Biden owns all the call materials. There is only one president at a time."

Previously, the press asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about records from the Trump administration, which she referred to the National Archives. Everything from Trump's presidency should have been sent over to the National Archives that isn't a matter of national security. Even if it's a matter of national security, Biden has access to the information.

"It is a national security priority to find out what Trump said to Putin" over his term, Politico said, citing a former national security official close to Biden. "Some things, like what happened in some face-to-face meetings where no American translator or note-taker was present, may never be fully known. But I would be very surprised if the new national security team were not trying to access" the records.



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#250 Posted : Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:30:20 PM
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A brief statement from Mitch McConnell...

"There's no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it," the Kentucky Republican said Saturday. "The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president."

"And having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet earth," he continued.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#251 Posted : Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:16:03 PM
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I fear that if Joe Biden and Senate Democrats don’t seize the moment to deliver systemic economic and democratic reforms, demagogues will come surging back to power.

It could be our last chance to save America from authoritarianism.


Robert Reich @RBReich
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#252 Posted : Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:16:54 PM
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0 Republicans voted for the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.

278 Republicans voted for Trump’s $1.9 trillion tax cut for corporations and the rich.

This tells you everything you need to know about the GOP.


Robert Reich @RBReich
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#253 Posted : Thursday, March 18, 2021 9:28:50 PM
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Florida Republican taken into custody on felony election fraud charges: report

Bob Brigham ~ March 18, 2021

One day after authorities removed multiple boxes of evidence while executing a search warrant on a former GOP state legislator's home, he has been taken into custody.

"Frank Artiles, the Republican political operative suspected of secretly arranging a sham candidate to run in a key 2020 state senate race, surrendered to a Miami-Dade County jail on Thursday to face felony campaign finance charges," the Miami Herald reported Thursday. "Artiles, himself a former state senator, was seen arriving at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, along with his lawyer."

"Artiles is facing several charges, including felony charges for making illegal contributions and false swearing in connection to the election, according to a copy of the arrest warrant," the newspaper reported. "Prosecutors say Artiles offered Alexis (Alex) Pedro Rodriguez $50,000 to run in the race to 'siphon votes from the incumbent,' Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez. Half was to be paid during the election and the rest after the election, Alex Rodriguez told prosecutors."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#254 Posted : Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:25:14 PM
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Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner says he wishes he'd fought against Bill Clinton's impeachment by Republicans

Eliza Relman ~ Fri, April 9, 2021

John Boehner, the former Republican House Speaker, wrote in his forthcoming memoir that he regrets supporting former President Bill Clinton's impeachment.

He argued that the impeachment was a political effort by his party to win House seats in the midterms.

"I regret it now," Boehner wrote of Clinton's impeachment. "I regret that I didn't fight against it."

John Boehner, the former Republican House Speaker, wrote in his forthcoming memoir that he regrets supporting former President Bill Clinton's impeachment, which he said was a purely political effort.

Boehner concedes that he supported the impeachment effort - the House ultimately impeached Clinton on two charges before the Senate acquitted him - but now regrets it. He added that Clinton likely committed perjury, but that "lying about an affair to save yourself from embarrassment isn't the same as lying about an issue of national security."

"I was on board at the time," Boehner wrote. "I won't pretend otherwise. But I regret it now. I regret that I didn't fight against it."

Boehner takes aim at his own party throughout the book, saving his most scathing criticism for members of the right-wing Tea Party. He called Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, "dangerous" and a "reckless asshole." And he wrote that former President Donald Trump "incited that bloody insurrection for nothing more than selfish reasons, perpetuated by the bullshit he'd been shoveling since he lost a fair election the previous November."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#255 Posted : Friday, April 16, 2021 10:45:13 PM
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McConnell lectures on 'norms' and 'power,' in defiance of irony

McConnell blasting Dems for ignoring norms - and obsessing over power - might be the single greatest example of projection in the history of the world.

McConnell who was responsible for creating the modern judicial confirmation wars, including the imposition of the first-ever, year-long blockade on any Supreme Court nominee, regardless of merit. It was also McConnell who cooked up an unprecedented scorched-earth scheme to undermine Barack Obama's presidency, deliberately refusing to consider any compromises -- even if it meant rejecting his own ideas -- in the hopes that it would return Republicans to White House power.

It was also McConnell who was largely indifferent when Donald Trump spent much of his failed term trashing norms, ignoring the rule of law, and abusing our system of government in the hopes of expanding his power.

The Senate minority leader's entire career has been devoted to the idea that norms and institutions are unimportant. What matters is the acquisition and maintenance of power. Full stop.

For this same senator to believe he has the credibility to lecture righteously on "norms and institutions," while condemning those who lust for power, is hypocrisy on a breathtaking scale. Mitch McConnell's target audience appears to be those who have no idea who Mitch McConnell is or what he's done to undermine the nation's political system.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#256 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:32:26 PM
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BUSTED: Capitol insurrectionist is counting ballots at controversial Arizona election audit

An Arizona Republican who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the January 6th insurrection is now counting ballots at the controversial Arizona audit. Former Arizona state Rep. Anthony Kern posted a photo of the insurrection by supporters of Donald Trump seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Democrats in Arizona have asked federal officials to investigate Kern and other Republicans who took part in efforts to overturn the election.

"Democratic members of the Arizona House and Senate are asking for an investigation into four lawmakers who may have been involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The letter asks for a joint DOJ-FBI investigation into Congressmen Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, as well as state Rep. Mark Finchem and former Rep. Anthony Kern, for their involvement in the riot," 12 News reported one week after the attack on the Capitol. "The social media posts of Finchem and Kern strongly suggest that they were at the riot and actively encouraged the mob, the letter said. One of the organizers of the riot, Ali Alexander, reportedly claimed that he planned and organized the insurrection with Gosar and Biggs."

On Friday, 12 News reporter Brahm Resnik spotted Kern counting ballots at the audit.

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#257 Posted : Monday, May 10, 2021 10:19:36 PM
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'Mass Psychosis' May Follow Cheney's Ouster

For the activist base of the Republican Party, affirming that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential contest has become a qualification for membership in good standing. [...] The GOP is increasingly defined not by its shared beliefs, but by its shared delusions. (Washington Post, emphasis added)

To be clear, the GOP is punishing Liz Cheney for her outspokenness. In November, Donald Trump lost the U.S. election, and Cheney, third-highest member of the House leadership, minced no words about his loss. Her clarity grew ever sharper as time passed, due to the fact that Trump himself kept muddying the issue, over time even flatly declaring that he had won the contest. In the face of this blatant falsehood, Cheney reiterated week after week that the election was above board. After the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, Cheney was even more plain: Trump’s untruths amounted to the Big Lie which precipitated the violence perpetrated that day.

Trump has demanded that the rest of us accept his claim that he won the election, but there is no evidence for this. In fact, there is all evidence to the contrary. So what Trump demands is that his followers deliberately believe something contrary to reality. Members of the House GOP seem to be aware and alert enough to see that Trump seeks their corroboration—that is to say, they realize that they are being asked to lie. However, for some of the rank and file, Trump is more or less infallible and so they accept his word as true. Both of these populations, in their own way, have swapped reality for irreality.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#258 Posted : Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:34:59 PM
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Trump supporters' new conspiracy theory: Biden faked his electric SUV drive

The Gateway Pundit, a Trump-loving website notorious for peddling bogus conspiracy theories, is now falsely claiming that President Joe Biden faked his drive of an electric SUV earlier this week.

The president this week traveled to Michigan to pitch his new infrastructure bill, and he also got a chance to take a spin in Ford's new electric F-150 SUV as a way to promote his proposed investments in electric cars.

Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, however, took a screen cap that happened to catch the passenger's arm placed on the dashboard at an angle that made it look like he was holding the steering wheel along with Biden.

"Following his speech, the declining septuagenarian was put in an electric vehicle where he pretended to be driving," Hoft wrote. "This was all a show by his handlers to make Joe Biden look like he's in charge."

Watching a video of Biden's drive, however, clearly shows that the passenger who was riding with the president had his arm on the dashboard, not the steering wheel.



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#259 Posted : Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:44:45 PM
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Mitch McConnell is a national disgrace!

Republicans to Use Filibuster to Block Capitol Riot Commission

“We have a mob overtake the Capitol, and we can’t get the Republicans to join us in making historic record of that event? That is sad,” said Senator Dick Durbin, the 2nd highest ranked Democrat. “That tells you what’s wrong with the Senate and what’s wrong with the filibuster.”

“There is no excuse for any Republican to vote against this commission,” said Senator Joe Manchin, who supports the panel but also wants to protect the filibuster from Democratic attacks to demolish it.



The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#260 Posted : Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:11:25 PM
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Rioter Who Gave Capitol Cop a Concussion Has Horrific History of Beating Women: Feds

A Pennsylvania man accused of assaulting several Capitol Police officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection—and leaving one with a concussion—has an “extensive history of violent and assaultive behavior” against women, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ryan Samsel, 38, was charged in February with several crimes, including assaulting a federal officer, obstructing law enforcement, and obstructing a legal proceeding, after he was captured in videos and photos knocking over several officers as he attempted to storm the Capitol. Among the officers he assaulted was a female cop, who fell and hit her head on “the stairs behind her, resulting in a loss of consciousness,” according to a criminal complaint.

“Reviewing the police reports from these prior incidents reveals a pattern of Samsel not only threatening to kill others but coming extremely close to actually doing so,” the motion states. “The courts have repeatedly failed the public and these victims when it comes to Samsel. No condition or combination of conditions that could ensure the safety of the community if he were to be released.”

To prove their point, the motion details Samsel’s alarming history of violence, including one incident in 2006 when he ran a woman off the road because she owed him $60.

A year later, Samsel allegedly got into another man’s car and began beating him without warning.

In 2009, Samsel was also convicted of assault and reckless endangerment “after he held a victim against her will for five hours, choking her to the point of unconsciousness, pushing her, beating her, and chipping her teeth,” prosecutors stated. Three years later, Samsel was convicted on similar charges for allegedly “choking and beating his pregnant girlfriend.”

Prosecutors note Samsel’s seeming “disregard for the safety of others, the rule of law, and the democratic process” was also evident during his actions during the Jan. 6 siege. In several videos, Samsel is seen walking toward a barricade near the Capitol with another rioter, and immediately becoming confrontational with the officers standing guard.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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