Weekend Open Thread

“A mature society understands that at the heart of democracy is argument.”

–Salman Rushdie

30 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Starting in on the weekend a bit early.

  2. ParkHill says:

    Word of the day from Heather Cox-Richardson: “Hoo Boy“.

    No wonder Trump wanted to keep the White House documents from being published. Apparently, Sidney Powell was to be the special counsel in charge of investigating election machines seized by the National Guard. 

    And, why did Sidney Powell have access to the top secret Memorandum #21?

    It was an unsigned executive order dated December 16, 2020, just two days after the false Trump electors in seven states executed documents falsely saying Trump had won the election in their states. The executive order charges that there is “evidence of international and foreign interference in the November 3, 2020, election.” It went on to echo the lies that the campaign peddled after Trump’s loss.

    • Duke Cox says:

      Hoo Boy, is right.

      The question in my mind is…how many of his cronies are going to go down with him?

       Time will tell how involved cretins like Stephen Miller, Peter Navarro, Kayley McEnany, and a host of others were. If they knew, and said nothing, they are guilty, too.

      • ParkHill says:

        Right. In addition, how many local and State Republicans who signed on to the six "Fraudulent Electors" scheme will go down.

        One way the mafia keeps you on the hook is by getting you to do something illegal or compromising. Then you have the choice of getting knee-capped or getting in deeper.

        I think this goes a long way to explaining the psychological foundations of MAGA-Land.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Dec. 14 was the EC vote.  Memo is dated Dec. 16. There was a meeting at the White House on Dec. 19 (Sunday evening) with Sydney Powell attending.

      Seems like the state electors strategy was a more developed, integrated part of the conspiracy than it originally appeared to be.

  3. Duke Cox says:

    I also just read some of these people who identified as electors have committed crimes in doing so. Perhaps facing years in prison.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Signing a ballot book can get people up to five years (well, the one case I know of was a "recidivist", and trying to vote after release from prison and before supervision and financial consequences satisfied).  Wisconsin activists filed a complaint with their Election Commission and a District attorney alleging

      The letter laid out the areas of Wisconsin criminal law the attorneys believe were violated, including forgery, falsely assuming to act as a public officer, misconduct in office and “likely engaging in conspiracy to commit criminal acts.”

      And that is BEFORE any Federal enforcement based on the apparent similarity of documents from the 7 states we know about.

  4. Denver Yankee says:

    Randy Corporon frequently refers to Republicans as "God fearing".

    If God is paying attention they have good reason.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      A quick glance at their list found all of my prescribed medications.  Listed price for all of them is less than my current co-pay for one.  I realize there are some possible complications in my prescriptions that would raise the price, but first glance is enough to make me go dig for details.

      And I had no idea that my prescribed medications were ALL in the top 100-ish of Cuban’s list — how very common of me.

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    He’s so tech savvy that he was defeated in the courts by an imaginary cow! Ttumpy only hires the best people 🤣🤣🤣

  6. JohnInDenver says:

    Digby has coverage of today's national anti-vax gathering in DC. 

    https://digbysblog.net/2022/01/23/the-anti-vax-uprising/

    scary reading … anti-vaxxers, , integrating groypers, American Firsters, & Infowars.  Rhetoric to draw a correspondence to the victims of Nazis.  A speaker able to get antivaxxers to loudly and repeatedly cheer and agree with Louis Farrakhan.  Guess-timate of crowd of more than 10,000 and less than 20,000.

     

     

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