Who knew? I know I sure didn’t. The boys of NeverNever Land thought that Peter Pan was bringing Wendy to be like their own little “mom” to put them to bed at night, kiss their boo-boo’s, and bake cookies. (Tinkerbelle didn’t think much of the idea.)
Elmer Stewart Rhodes will be sentenced sometime in the next 30 days for helping the Twice Impeached Tangerine Twitbird try to instigate a full-blown coup attempt on our National Capitol building with all of our legislators inside AND try to MURDER several of them specifically. By the Grace of all that’s Holy, they failed. But people DIED. Many were injured in ways that will leave lifelong damage. PTSD is very common not just among the law enforcement but among the staff and legislators. The ramifications of what they did are far reaching and the courts are far from being done with prosecuting them. Rhodes is just the tip of the iceberg. It is definitely something that few of us will ever forget or forgive.
Representatives Bernie Thompson and Liz Cheney will bring out not just the full report of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Insurrection, but they will also release a list of names that they are sending to the Department of Justice with a recommendation for criminal prosecution. It is expected that Donald John Trump Sr’s name will top the list. Several Congressional members and Senators will also be on it from reports. If they are and if the DOJ does decide to prosecute them, we can expect the Republican Party to erupt with accusations of “a politically directed witch hunt by the DOJ.”
NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. AG Garland would prosecute Jesus of Nazareth, Mohammed, and the Buddha if he thought he had a case. He wouldn’t if he didn’t. It’s that simple. If they didn’t want to get taken to court, they should have stayed out of it.
Voters who support these people need to take a good hard look at their own personal motives.
- WHY do you support these people? Because they are against Black people in general? What is your motive for that? Have you ever been directly affected by something that a black person did TO YOU? Not something you just didn’t like but something that was actually detrimental. Playing loud music doesn’t count because white people play loud music. Give me something real.
- You say that you don’t like the Jews. Did you remember that Jesus was a Jew? And his mother was a Jew? All 12 of the Disciples were Jews? Paul was even a Jewish lawyer! About 1/3 of Trump’s attorneys are Jews including Stephen Miller and Michael Cohen. Be very careful about saying that you hate Jews. And, yes, the Holocaust did happen. Not just to Jews. It also happened to the Gypsies (Romany) tribes, a lot of just disabled people, mentally challenged people, transvestites, LGBTQ, Polish, French, and others. The 6 million number is just the Jewish people. All together the total number is estimated to be closer to 10 million. You might have been one of them. You don’t get to do the “yeah, but”s. Nope, sorry. The challenge that The Man from Galilee gave us was to love and take care of our fellow human beings and He didn’t give out exceptions. There AREN’T any carve outs. So either you do or you’re out. But at least be honest. Don’t be calling yourself a Christian if you can’t do that.
- Did you know that The Founding Fathers had a BIG fight over that mention of “God” in the original documents? They did. The reason was that about half of them were either atheists or agnostics. (Oops, so much for the “Christian” part of our Nation’s founding.) The rest of them were various brands. Franklin was a Quaker. Some of the others were Presbyterians, Methodists, and Anglicans. (Sorry, no Baptists-that church didn’t exist then.) One or two may have been Catholic. Probably a Jew was in there somewhere. Point is, they had all sorts of differing viewpoints about the origins of the universe and mankind’s place in it. The more “religious” wanted to put a faith based viewpoint in there and the “secular” folks said NO. The compromise was reached that they would use a concept of a ‘Nature God”-a sort of natural force of the universe. This “God” was not an entity that any of them worshipped but would have been the driving force behind creation and all that derived from it. So to say that this country was “founded on Christian principles” is in fact a total lie. It isn’t. It is, however, founded on morals and ethics which are very close to what Christianity, Judaism, and all the world’s religions teach.
- There is no such thing as “states’ rights”. We settled that question in 1865. Get the hell over it. This is a country that is united. States’ rights is a concept that would make each state essentially an independent “country” with the right to sign treaties with foreign governments, wage wars, have their own armies, provide their own road systems, postal services, passports to go to the next state, customs import/export taxes, and so on. Anybody who starts telling you that we need to start honoring states’ rights doesn’t know what the effing hell they are talking about. It would be a logistical and governmental nightmare. None of the states could do it with the possible exception of California. Certainly not Georgia.
The operative word for Rhodes group is “proud BOYS“. Just look at them-really look at them. All white dudes, every last one of them in various stages of obesity, out of shape (now, seriously, run for 5 miles with a full 70# pack?), decked out in every piece of hardware they can afford like they are wearing Boy Scout badges or something, wearing their pants with the belt buckles so low that if they had to really run the garment would fall off, and trying to look tough TO EACH OTHER. Oh, they’ve got firepower and some of it is serious. But do I think those guys could stand up to these guys down here at Fort Benning training as Army Rangers? It is to laugh. I know who has the training, weapons, and the discipline and it’s not Rhodes’ ‘BOYS’. Give me a break.
So Rhodes and some of his co-conspirators are going to prison-hopefully for a long stretch. Now to get the politicos who were also in on this. Co-Chairs Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney are due to release the recommendations of their committee for criminal charges next week. Merry Christmas, folks. I hope you get lousy attorneys.
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