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jcitybone

A couple of videos that really capture how scary things were on the front lines of the insurrectionist mob

jcitybone

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/ny-trump-capitol-riot-poopers-20210108-prlsqytyabgdhnexushotl4nam-story.html

They took a dump on the seat of American democracy — literally.

Some of the unhinged pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday defecated inside the historic building and “tracked” their feces in several hallways, the Daily News has learned.

A source close to Sen. Chuck Schumer said staffers to the New York Democrat found out about the fecal fiasco on Thursday.

The vile attackers, whose violent invasion of the Capitol left four people dead, apparently went No. 2 in a bathroom and then smeared their extremist excrement around the building, leaving behind brownish “foot-prints,” the source said.

jcitybone

humphrey

Michigan man also carried weapons.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/01/07/six-michigan-residents-arrested-u-s-capitol-riots/6581644002/

Washington — At least six Michigan residents have been arrested and charged in connection with Wednesday’s insurrection in and around the U.S. Capitol building, according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.

Four were arrested for violating the 6 p.m. Wednesday curfew imposed by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser mid-afternoon Wednesday as the overrunning of security barriers began at the Capitol building.

One was arrested for a curfew violation as well as unlawful entry. Another, 25-year-old Logan Grimes, was arrested for carrying a pistol without a license, carrying unregistered ammunition, and carrying a large capacity ammunition feeding device — which Washington, D.C., law describes as a “magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device” that’s capable of accepting more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

polarbear4

a few city cops, no riot gear, puhleeeeeze. would love it if they did blm protests this way. the top one.

polarbear4

this is after they already let them through the low barricade gates and ushered them in. i’m sad for those that died and place the blame entirely on the trump regime and the cops. and the departments that planned to let them in. ok. and on the protestors, esp. the ones that incited and planned.

phatkhat
phatkhat

So they had half a dozen capitol cops at the barricade. Snort. If it were a BLM protest, they would have had tanks and SWAT teams. Idiots. Think the white mobs are “peaceful”.

jcitybone

Blue MAGA. The head of one of the two largest police unions in NYC is a Q supporter also.

jcitybone

Tommy Tuberville appears to be Trump’s man on the inside

https://www.emptywheel.net/2021/01/08/investigate-tommy-tubervilles-pre-speech-and-debate-actions/

First, by all appearances, Hawley and Cruz were just being disgusting opportunists. They saw the populist mantle, which until Wednesday was assumed to be critical to winning a 2024 presidential primary, and ran to claim it. It’s unknown how closely they coordinated with Trump in their cynical attempts to exploit the moment.

Tuberville, however, appears to have been actively coordinating with Trump during the uprising.

And we know that Tuberville remained in direct contact with the conspirators because on Wednesday, the geniuses trying to pull of this coup tried to call him twice. First, literally at the moment Senators were being evacuated because rioters had breached the building, Trump attempted to call Tuberville directly but instead dialed Mike Lee’s cell phone.

With a mob of election protesters laying siege to the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Mike Lee had just ended a prayer with some of his colleagues in the Senate chamber when his cellphone rang.

Caller ID showed the call originated from the White House. Lee thought it might be national security adviser Robert O’Brien, with whom he’d been playing phone tag on an unrelated issue. It wasn’t O’Brien. It was President Donald Trump.

“How’s it going, Tommy?” the president asked.

Taken a little aback, Lee said this isn’t Tommy.

“Well, who is this? Trump asked. “It’s Mike Lee,” the senator replied. “Oh, hi Mike. I called Tommy.”

Lee told the Deseret News he realized Trump was trying to call Sen. Tommy Tuberville, the newly elected Republican from Alabama and former Auburn University football coach. Lee walked his phone over to Tuberville who was talking to some colleagues.

“Hey, Tommy, I hate to interrupt but the president wants to speak with you,” Lee said.

Tuberville and Trump talked for about five to 10 minutes, Lee said, adding that he stood nearby because he didn’t want to lose his cellphone in the commotion. The two were still talking when panicked police ordered the Capitol to be evacuated because people had breached security.

As police were getting anxious for senators to leave, Lee walked over to retrieve his phone.

“I don’t want to interrupt your call with the president, but we’re being evacuated and I need my phone,” he said.

Tuberville said, “OK, Mr. President. I gotta go.”

jcitybone

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/time-to-deliver/

No Excuses: Biden Can Help End Racist Police Violence—From Day One

The incoming president said Black Lives Matter. Now it’s time for him to prove he means it.

If Biden is to keep his campaign promises, especially the ones he made to the Black voters who saved his campaign and installed him in office, he will have to do so through executive action.

As of this writing, Donald Trump has signed 204 executive orders during his four years in office. By comparison, Barack Obama signed 276 during his eight years as president. I’m no mathlete, but any Republican who complains about an “imperial presidency” can help themselves to a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up.

Biden needs to adopt a Trumpian pace for executive orders. We’re facing a health crisis and an economic crisis that will have metastasized into a food crisis and a homelessness crisis by the time he takes office—largely because of Senate inaction and callousness. I expect Biden will do whatever he can with a stroke of a pen to manage the health crisis, not least because it is still, rightly, dominating the news cycle. But what’s fallen out of the news, at least in most white media circles, is the ongoing crisis of police terrorism and racism directed at members of the Black community.

Biden promised to do something about this. Now that he finally can, he must not be allowed to ignore these desperate calls for justice, as Democrats normally do the minute they regain power. Instead, he needs to grab his pen and begin implementing change through executive action.

jcitybone

Some good news on the environment front

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07012021/trump-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-oil-leases/?utm_campaign=Hot%20News&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=105782603&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9G0ozk-L1s9RaIxwA6daMtQn7WNOrH9XDlQDcc2K-UnzVNcE9tXM34_1rTxozpy8Ev783Vy8tWRk8ZsaXDx4sWH-tTzQ&utm_content=105782603&utm_source=hs_email

As election officials in Georgia tallied votes to determine the control of the Senate and the U.S. Capitol was rocked by violent protests Wednesday, the Trump administration quickly and quietly made good on its promise to sell oil leases in one of the nation’s last truly wild places.

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been fought over for 40 years, as Republicans have sought to bring oil drilling to the home of polar bears and caribou, on land held sacred by the native Gwich’in people.

In the end, the lease sale took just nine minutes.

A total of $14.4 million in bids came in—less than 1 percent of the revenue promised by the Trump administration when it rolled back protections for the coastal plain in 2017. In the face of a flat-lining oil market, pledges from major banks to stop financing Arctic drilling and an incoming Biden administration, not a single major oil company made a bid.

Instead, all but two of the bids came from a state-owned agency called the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority. The agency, which develops and finances energy projects, said two weeks ago that it was considering bidding on the coastal plain so that, should no bids come in from oil companies, the option of developing the refuge would remain available.

“This administration’s insistence on holding this lease sale in the final weeks of its term is a desperate act of violence toward Indigenous ways of life,” said Bernadette Demientieff, executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee.

The bids cover just over 550,000 acres of the 1.6-million acre coastal plain.

President-elect Joe Biden has been clear that he wants to see the Arctic refuge protected. His climate plan calls for permanent protections there, and his tribal plan pledges to “reverse Trump’s attacks on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

With the change in administration on the immediate horizon—and control of the Senate shifting with two Democratic wins in the run-off elections in Georgia, there are multiple pathways to ensuring that these leases are never developed.

jcitybone

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/economy-lost-140-000-jobs-last-month-final-report-trump-n1253439

The economy shed 140,000 jobs in December, a clear indication that the pandemic’s chokehold on economic activity strengthened in the final weeks of last year.

The unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent.

In the final jobs report of 2020, Friday’s monthly employment snapshot from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a labor market teetering on the brink at the end of a tumultuous year.

“The December employment report paints a wintry picture for the U.S. economy, including the first decline in hiring since last spring,” said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate. “Between the human and economic tolls taken by the pandemic, these are some of the darkest hours of this soon-to-be yearlong tragedy.”

Economists say the numbers lay bare the struggles facing American workers, and represent a mandate for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to accomplish two things: Address the immediate financial needs of these households, and develop a longer-term solution that fosters job growth and protects the workers most vulnerable to disenfranchisement.

LieparDestin

Hmm, I got a text..

Hi Kiowa, this is Janelle, a volunteer w/ the Texas Democratic Party. We’re looking for folks in Irving to run for local office. Would you like info on how to run?

tempting.

la58

I ask you a few years back about running for office. Go for it!

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

You got my $27 per month.

orlbucfan

I am on board, for sure LD! What does JD think?

polarbear4

as much as i can put on credit, and who knows maybe my circumstances will change and i can be all in! Definitely text and write postcards.

i hope that if it looks good to you, you do it! you’d be so dam good.

phatkhat
phatkhat

Go for it! You got my $27/mo too!

wi62

Go for it LD, Help turn Tx blue!!!! Just be prepared for the nut jobs you’ll encounter. You know you would get some snacks from us here to help

Don midwest
Don midwest

jcitybone

https://www.inquirer.com/politics/pennsylvania/john-fetterman-pennsylvania-2022-senate-race-20210108.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday.

“The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the most, if not the most, important races,” Fetterman told The Inquirer in a brief interview Thursday.

Pennsylvania’s open-seat Senate race is already considered one of the most competitive in the country and will help determine which party controls the chamber after the midterm elections. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Lehigh Valley Republican, announced in October that he won’t seek a third term or run for governor in 2022.

A stampede of candidates in both parties are expected to run. Fetterman, who lost a 2016 Democratic Senate primary, would bring a nationally known political brand and a social-media-savvy approach to governing and campaigning. His public profile has been elevated considerably over the last couple months as he emerged as a prominent defender of Pennsylvania’s election results, with frequent appearances on national TV.

“You already know exactly where I stand,” Fetterman plans to tell supporters in an email Friday. “I haven’t had to ‘evolve’ on key issues, because I’ve always said what I believe is true and have been saying the same things for 20 years.”

orlbucfan

Fetterman and that young Demo Socialist in VA are playing their cards right. They are going after statewide recognition. Lee Carter probably needs it more than Fetterman, but it is still a super smart move. 😊👍

polarbear4

yes! this must be the other one, besides Nina, that i will text for. and donate what i can.

phatkhat
phatkhat

I got email from him and signed onto his campaign.

Don midwest
Don midwest

First I have seen of European allies saying that this was a coup attempt

The man who posted this says that these people don’t have any special info, they are going on what they saw

But as we find out about the chemicals used to overpower capital guards, the plans from casing the joint to know which windows to break, the photo of the man with pull ties, the ones used for handcuffs, ready to tie up hostages, the military type of assault,

and on the other side

the well known reports on how unprepared the security forces were — or, they were perfectly prepared by the coup plotters in the white house

the bold is in the original, this is at the top of the article

Multiple European security officials told Insider that President Donald Trump appeared to have tacit support among US federal agencies responsible for securing the Capitol complex in Wednesday’s coup attempt.

Insider is reporting this information because it illustrates the serious repercussions of Wednesday’s events: Even if they are mistaken, some among America’s international military allies are now willing to give credence to the idea that Trump deliberately tried to violently overturn an election and had help from some federal law-enforcement agents.

“We train alongside the US federal law enforcement to handle these very matters, and it’s obvious that large parts of any successful plan were just ignored,” one source told us.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-attempted-coup-federal-law-enforcement-capitol-police-2021-1

phatkhat
phatkhat

So they knew just where the offices were – and congressional staffers themselves say sometimes they get lost. This was planned from the top.

Don midwest
Don midwest

LieparDestin

It is actually fairly shocking it is not higher. Crowded hallways, locked doors, etc tends to go badly. 11 young healthy people died in the late 70s rushing the doors to see The Who.

At least one family is blaming Trump.. bring on the lawsuits.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9123981/PICTURED-Two-MAGA-fanatics-died-medical-reasons-mob-attack-Capitol.html

Roseanne’s family in Georgia told DailyMail.com on Thursday that it was the first Trump event she ever attended. She’d been hesitant to go and her relatives say they tried to dissuade her.

She traveled to DC on Tuesday night and had planned to ‘hang back’ but was emboldened by Trump’s speech, her relatives said. 

‘She just really just believed in Trump and that’s it

Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, said the rally cost her her life. 

He blames Trump for her death. 

‘Roseanne, like a lot of people there, was really passionate about her beliefs as was her right. 

‘I personally believe that the President incited a riot that cost four of his biggest fans their lives. One of them happened to be my sister. 

‘I personally believe we should invoke the 25th amendment.’