Friday, December 3, 2021

The Republic of Florida? DeSantis Wants His Own Vigilante Force

In his campaign to run for president, Gov. DeSantis is pulling out all the stops to make Florida an independent country.

His latest assault on democracy is an effort to create a civilian military force that would only be answerable to him, not the Pentagon or the president.

Attacking the federal government has been a mainstay in DeSantis's campaign. From resisting COVID-19 legislation to suppressing voters, he has established a hard right-wing cadre of supporters in the Sunshine State.

Yesterday, DeSantis pitched the idea as a way to support the Florida National Guard during emergencies, like hurricanes.

DeSantis is calling the proposed militia unit the Florida State Guard. He bragged that they would "not be encumbered by the federal government" and would only be answerable to him.

In other words, DeSantis would have his own vigilante force to enforce his draconian laws and to defy the government with.

Spurred by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's directive warning that National Guard members who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will have their pay withheld and barred from training, DeSantis introduced the plan to have his own personal militia force.

States do have the power to create defense forces separate from the national guard, though not all of them use it. 

The Florida State Guard was created in 1941 during World War II as a temporary force to fill the void left behind when the Florida National Guard was deployed to assist in the U.S. combat efforts.

It was disbanded after the war ended.

The reason his plan to create his own secret police force - and they would be just that under him - lies in his insatiable lust for power. 

By making Florida a bastion for extremists, DeSantis hopes to capture the votes to get re-elected next year, and eventually to run for the presidency. 

His present goal is to make Florida a republic that defies governmental oversight, and caters to conspiracy-loving lunatics who will support his political efforts.

It remains to be seen if Florida taxpayers are ready to fork out millions to satisfy DeSantis's private army.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Three Head Shaking Headlines in Today's News

Let's start the parade with this headline from MSNBC:

Rep. McCarthy Said To Be Urging GOP Members To Stop Infighting

What a laugher! Coward McCarthy wants to be the next Speaker of the House and would willing sell his parents down the river to do so. 

His feeble efforts to unify his peers has been noticed by other right-wing goons in Congress who have even suggested Trump should be the next Speaker when the GOP takes the House back during the midterms.

I wonder how many of his colleagues laughed in his pasty white face? 

BREAKING Handful of GOP senators say they'll block a vote to fund the government

If you read this story from CNN you know that Republican members are frustrated that a small group of their members might cause a government shutdown.

It's no secret that the resisting clowns are polishing their creds with their idol Trump. The problem is, even other Trump supporters in the senate don't want the government to shut down.

This kind of partisan bullshit (and GOP infighting) is what's crippling our government and making it nearly impossible to pass much needed legislation.

Biden's Vaccine Mandate is 'Worst Violation of Civil Liberties in Decades'

Faux News reporter Brian Mast shows how stupid he is as usual.

If Mast really thinks that a health mandate is worse than all the other civil liberty cases involving black and brown Americans in the last couple of decades, then he's teetering on the edge of insanity.

This is just another case of lying to keep the right-wing base salivating: which is of course, par for the course at Faux News.

That's enough head shakers for a day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Lady Justice Walked Away One Day

Lady Justice walked away one day

from the USA...

The allegorical personification

of the moral force of our courts

has turned away from the nation

and moved on to other ports

Distrust of the judicial system is systemic in our society today. And for good reason.

Who can trust a system that can't seem to find Trump guilty of anything? 

During his short chaotic reign, Trump was able to stack the Supreme Court and federal courts throughout the country with his supporters. 

He cheated, lied, and abused every federal department from the Department of Justice to the FBI to place partisan hacks in the courts.

One need not look any further than the quasi-trial of a murdering 17-year-old punk who got away with killing two unarmed men and seriously wounding another with a bullshit defense.

If you followed the Rittenhouse trial, you know the judge was bias in his favor. Having Trump's favorite martial song as the dial tone on his cell phone was one hint on where that judge was coming from.

Turning to one of the most important cases in decades, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the future of abortion rights in America today.

Front and center the fate of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide prior to viability.

No decision is expected to be announced until next year, but Trump's stacked court of hand-picked Federalist Society darlings are expected to overturn the decision and take away women's rights to their own bodies.  

The fact that Trump and his minions can get away with abusing the courts using endless appeals to continually stall justice is demoralizing.

Once upon a time "blind justice" was the legal concept regarding the neutrality of the dispensing of justice. Now it means crooked judges and kangaroo courts.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

GOP Doubling Down Against Vaccinations By Claiming the New Variant Was Invented By Democrats

Listen my children and you'll shall hear

How Republicans utilize fear

to debunk science and facts

with numerous circus acts

As the rest of the world responds to the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Republicans are scrambling to blame Democrats for the arrival of the new mutation.

Clown Caucus House GOP members are claiming the Democrats invented Omicron. That's right. As stupid as this claim is, it'll be raw meat for Trump supporters and other low life extremists.

Fox is having fun mocking the new variant. It's really something to see the Good Morning Moron Crew casually joke about a new mutation of the deadly virus.

One Congressional wag (who isn't worth naming) commented that the Democrats came up with Omicron virus to help them out in the midterms. Like a deadly virus would be a selling point? Unbelievable.

What's happening is Republicans want to undermine Biden's vaccine efforts.

As Axios reported Monday morning, the concerted efforts to keep shots from going in arms have escalated in red states, with Republican politicians now openly bribing constituents not to get vaccinated.

"Republican officials around the country are testing a creative mechanism to build loyalty with unvaccinated Americans while undermining Biden administration mandates: unemployment benefits," the short piece explains.

"Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee have changed their unemployment insurance rules to allow workers who are fired or quit over vaccine mandates to receive benefits," Axios stated in the report.

I can't help wondering how many Republicans/Trump minions are going to die to show their loyalty to the most corrupt president this country has ever seen?

Monday, November 29, 2021

Founder of the 'Stop The Steal' Rally Will Comply With House Subpoena

Ali Alexander, who takes credit for being the founder of the "Stop The Steal" rally on Jan. 6, is going to cooperate with the House Select Committee.

To be sure, if Alexander had the money he would resist, but he doesn't. Praising his "fellow patriots" who are defying the committee, Alexander bemoaned the fact they have an "expensive right" to fight subpoenas - claiming the cost is too high for him.

Alexander told the press that "I frankly don't have the money to spend on legal bills. The only reason I'm going is I don't want to go to jail."

Hoping for a circus-like public setting, Alexander was irritated when the committee said he would be privately deposed in December.

Promising to make the interview as public as possible afterward, Alexander defiantly told his followers he will resist in any way he can.

In a recent video he said that he plans on submitting photographic and video evidence of agitators sabotaging his Jan. 6 peaceful protest.

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How two friends farcical, failed schemes ended with the biggest fail of all: Stop The Steal

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Alexander, a known conspiracy clown, also claimed he has evidence that Trump was betrayed by someone in his inner circle. 

It's hard to see how much information will be pried from his unwilling lips, but at least it's an attempt to flesh out the insurrection's origins.

Where is it Safe in America?

Today's challenge: tell me where it's safe to go in America? I would really like to know where we can go without becoming a "...