Quotable: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on being trapped in the Capitol terror attack

She doesn’t mince words. And no wonder: The terrorists were out for blood, and especially, HERS. She’s one of the youngest, non-whitest, most progressive members of the House. She’s a rising star, and everybody who has heard even a little bit about her knows how effective she is. She has already made a considerable impact during her first term of office, and she’s on her way to doing much, much more. She is an outspoken and highly articulate critic of everything that’s wrong in the US of Amnesia, and she’s determined to do whatever is in her power to fix that. Undoubtedly, that rankles the racists, who can’t bear to see anyone who’s not one of theirs succeeding, and doing it fairly and squarely in elected office, where the people put her because THEY WANT THAT CHANGE.

But racists don’t want things to change — at least, not for the better. They don’t want things fixed; they’d rather keep them broken, or even break some more things in order to rig the system to benefit them, just as she says. That’s why, just before the putsch went down, they (and we don’t yet know exactly who “they” were, but we will soon enough) tore the panic buttons out of offices used by members of “the Squad”, the most progressive faction of the Democratic caucus (and one that happens to include AOC):

And, what’s worse, some of “them” were AOC’s Republican congressional colleagues. Yeah, that’s right, the people she was supposed to be working with to introduce and pass legislation at the federal level. Including this absolute fucking lunatic right here, who somehow thinks she gets to impeach a duly elected president before he even completes his first day in office:

Something tells me that she won’t last long in office. But AOC will.

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Time for a Great Canadian Internet Crackdown

Yes, you read that right. Canada needs to crack down on online fascism. You think that sounds harsh? Then watch this.

And yes, this is a timely reminder that fascism, like a contagious disease, has a funny way of spilling across national boundaries.

Or maybe NOT so funny.

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Inside the Capitol terror attack: Video and more unsettling revelations

Remember the other day, when Michael Moore did an emergency broadcast during the Capitol attack, and he was on the phone with his friend, Democratic congressman Dan Kildee from Michigan? And Rep. Kildee talked about what it was like to be under siege in his own workplace? Well, here’s a short video clip he took and sent to Michael during that siege:

Towards the end, you can hear various people saying “Take your pins off!” Those “pins” are the congressmembers’ identification badges. A normal workplace ID, in this case, had become a deadly liability, since the terrorists were out for blood. They had come there to capture and possibly kill congressmembers. Some of the terrorists had zip-tie handcuffs; there was a rough and rickety-looking gallows-tree out on the Capitol lawn, and I’m not convinced it was there solely as a symbol of the fascists’ discontent with federal politicians. That contraption was placed there with murderous intent. Even if it looks like it would have collapsed under the weight of an average adult, I’m sure that shoddy little scaffold was meant to be used, and that congressmembers — Democrats in particular — were its intended victims.

Even those who haven’t read the underground Nazi bestseller, The Turner Diaries, have probably at least heard of one particularly awful chapter of that novel. There is no doubt in my mind that the terrorists were planning to stage their own version of “The Day of the Rope”, and that Rep. Kildee and others like him were their intended prey. After all, these Q-fueled fools already believed that the Capitol housed a number of sexually terrorized “mole children” in its underground passages, and that the Dems were the abusers of said fictional children. What was to stop them from taking prisoners, and even extrajudicially executing them?

As it turns out, nothing…except their own fucking stupidity and incompetence.

Unlike their antifascist counterparts (and even the most complacent mainstream politicians in Washington), these Nazified knuckleheads were piss-poor organizers. They are no better at planning a paramilitary operation than they are at thinking in general, and that’s a mercy, because for once in their lives, they were perfectly situated to get away with murder. And not only that, but also treason and sedition.

And, oh yeah, also a SUPER-SPREADER EVENT.

Some people wouldn’t wish this disease on their worst enemies. But I am not some people. If you want to see democracy and your elected congressional colleagues die, you deserve no better than to go down with that ship yourself. You don’t even have to be my personal enemy; I’m going to ill-wish you for fucking over all the people you and I don’t even know. If you hate democracy, you can go fuck yourself, and you can do it with a splintery broomstick and no lube.

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Parliament Hill terrorist’s motives revealed

Via CBC, an unsurprising development, at least for those of us who’ve been following the meanderings of the various right-wing loons of this land:

Yeah, surprise, it’s precisely the same thing as happened on a larger scale in the US Capitol a few days ago: It’s motherfucking TREASON. Fueled, as you may have imagined, by a gross misunderstanding of the concept of “citizen’s arrest”. No, you don’t get to do it to public figures you dislike; only to fugitives fleeing from the scene of an actual crime. And no, your FEELINGS that those political figures were criminals don’t count, either. But don’t take MY word for it; here’s our Criminal Code on the subject:

In most cases, you must find a person either in the act of committing a crime, or escaping from and freshly pursued by persons who have lawful authority to arrest that person, in order to lawfully make a citizen’s arrest. In particular, if you are arresting a person for an indictable offence, which is the most serious type of offence and includes violent offences, you can only make the arrest at the time you witness the person committing the offence. It is against the law to arrest a person after any lapse in time for having committed an indictable offence, unless it is relation to your property.

Whoopsie. Guess Corey Hurren didn’t take THAT into account.

And no, Parliament Hill is NOT his property, either. Nor is Rideau Hall. It belongs to all of us. And the overwhelming majority of us, including those legally tasked with maintaining law and order, don’t agree that the PM or the Governor-General deserve to be arrested by some random Q-adjacent gun nut who’s just mad that he doesn’t get to play with as many assault rifles in his private time as his widdle heart desires.

Yes, members of Parliament, up to and including the Prime Minister, are NOT exempt from the law, and can be arrested if found to have committed a crime. Same goes for the Governor-General. But here’s the kicker: Only the police get to arrest them. And only with a warrant, as is the case for any criminal. If you don’t have one, and you try to stage a “citizen’s arrest” on a non-fugitive member of Parliament, then maybe the one deserving to be arrested is YOU.

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DC locals don’t welcome the January 6 terrorist insurrection

Especially not this man and this woman, who were coincidentally caught by a Norwegian news team as they made their objections known:

Just imagine if it were Black Lives Matter. Would anyone have opened the gates for THEM? (Rhetorical question. We already know the answer to that one, as well as the woman in the car does.)

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Michael Moore explores yesterday’s Capitol terrorist insurgency

…along with a friend who also just happens to hail from Flint, Michigan — namely, Rep. Dan Kildee:

Kildee doesn’t mince any words about Donnie, the insurgents, and all the sycophants in the US Congress who were, in his words, “perfectly content to ride the wave of venom” that Donnie unleashed on his own country and its people. It’s absolutely indispensable listening, and worth every minute.

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Father of the Year can’t open bean can, turns out to be a Nazi

Film at 11…or whenever you’re watching this:

Happy New Year, by the way. I missed you, too. Now, back to our irregularly scheduled rant:

HOW DAMN HARD IS IT (she yelled, sorry) FOR A GROWN-ASS MAN TO JUST OPEN A DAMN CAN OF BEANS FOR HIS HUNGRY KID? For that matter, HOW DAMN HARD IS IT TO JUST SHOW HER HOW TO WORK A DAMN CAN OPENER SO SHE CAN FEED HERSELF?

Apparently, for the Father of the Year here, it’s impossible.

Even though she’s nine years old, and quite capable of understanding simple instructions, do you think he can just take a minute or two out from fiddling with his fucking jigsaw puzzle and give her them?

NOPE.

He can’t do it without expecting her to suddenly turn into some kind of miniature mechanical engineer. He can’t do it without punishing her for her apparent lack of inherent mechanical aptitude by telling her all kinds of goddamn fucking stupid fish stories. And oh yeah, he can’t do it without TWEETING THE WHOLE IDIOTIC SAGA TO AN UNDESERVING INTERNET.

Yeah, that’s right. That shitty person can’t even feed his poor hungry kid without making a literal production out of it, starving and humiliating and boring her by turns, and then writing the dumbest Twitter essay ever, and boring us and making us feel vicariously embarrassed for her in turn. (No doubt he was expecting the Twitterati to lap it all uncritically up. HooooBOY, was HE wrong.)

And this was supposed to be a lesson in critical thinking and mechanical competence, supposedly couched as problem-solving and/or survival skills? One wonders what third-rate School of Hard Knocks™ graduated Dear Ol’ Dad here. (All Schools of Hard Knocks™ are third-rate, BTW.)

But wait! You thought this saga was dumb? It gets dumber…

And uglier:

And then, it gets better:

Maybe, if his kid is lucky, she’ll one day get to live with someone who actually cares about her, and not stupid jigsaw puzzles, or some idiot podcast, or scoring right-wing ideological points on the internet. Someone, maybe, who isn’t going to belabor her with irrelevant shit in lieu of, you know, JUST HELPING HER FIX A PROPER FUCKING MEAL.

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A Christmas message from Germany

From the mouth of German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier, season’s greetings:

Be sure to turn on the English subtitles, if they don’t appear on this screen.

I’m sure you’ll find it more than timely, given the circumstances.

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Music for a Sunday: Fighting back!

Come and join the Federation:

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Rude Rudy’s rooty-tooty rude moment

Oh, how embarrassing. And yet, how FITTING:

Now, if only his career could end on that high note. TOOT!

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