Midnight in the Republic, Volume 8

 

Despite the concerted efforts to place the stain on others two days earlier, it will be Friday, January 8, 2021 that history should rightfully record as the moment “The End” went hot.

Consider that the very strained Union now stands at the edge of, not being governed, but being ruled by the completely corrupt and demagogic troika of Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi in the elected seats of power, a joke of a Supreme Court, a compliant and reliably incurious “watchdog” media, and the big tech overlords who, if not wholly “owned” by hostile foreign interests, are at least overtly anti-American to the core.

We didn’t get here by accident and there is clearly an agenda at work. I suspect this is not going to end well.

[Photo credit: Michael Yon.]

Over the top? Conspiratorial? Fear mongering? Well, both signals and noise late this Friday evening have not been promising:

Twitter Boots Trump After Dems Ask, Now Glenn Greenwald Warns About Troubling New Biden Moves

[Glenn Greenwald]: Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism … [to] fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them.

[Glenn Greenwald]: Liberals who are behind the Biden/Harris plan to initiate this new War on Terror, this time with a primary domestic focus, won’t need to study what neocons did with the first War on Terror to learn those old tactics against critics. Neocons are their full allies in all of this.

Joe Biden Compares Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Actual Nazis

[Ian Miles Cheong]: Joe Biden invokes Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels when referring to Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Healing and reconciliation.

The Purge Is Here: Twitter Banning Influencers on Right, Removing Followers

[James Woods]: Twitter, the “public forum” for free speech, has deleted 15,000 followers from my account in the last few hours. There is no point engaging in a national conversation on a “forum” that is in actual fact a propaganda organ. God bless America.

(Much of this information filtered in today in Ricochet comments…I apologize for not digging those up for a proper “hat tip.” These links were much easier to find.)

There is much in all three of those links to scare you.

Then add this:

and this:

TODAY, SILICON VALLEY SETTLES ALL FAMILY BUSINESS: Google suspends right-wing app ‘Parler’ from Google Play Store.

Earlier: Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store.

UPDATE: Steve Bannon’s podcast shuttered by YouTube over false 2020 election claims.

From a Paddy S comment comes this tweet:

Very clearly an orchestrated attempt not simply to silence one man, but to silence millions of people in one fell swoop. … They think you’re the enemy.

And this charge from the still-sitting President:

“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” Trump wrote. “Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen. …”

And I will add in the attacks on elected Republican officials:

HERE COMES PERSECUTION: The Left is moving into position to suppress all dissident voices.

(Note: Some real Grade A demagoguery if you follow that link to the source.)

…and Clarence Thomas (I’m sure Fraudulent Joe remembers him):

The Left Is Now Targeting Clarence Thomas for Destruction

So much is coming so fast. None of it good.

Finally, I do not believe this would be done lightly:

Into the abyss…

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POSTSCRIPT

Of course, this chaos will also serve to memory hole the real story of the stolen election of 2020 and ensure nothing is done to disrupt their finely tuned controls on the system:

Mark Levin: January 6 is the day we learn whether our Constitution will hold and whether congressional Republicans care

… After the 2016 election, the Democrat Party, its various surrogate groups, and eventually the Biden campaign unleashed hundreds of lawsuits and an unrelenting lobbying campaign in key states that had previously been won by President Trump, taking unconstitutional measures intended to stop President Trump from winning these states in the 2020 election, thereby literally undoing this critical constitutional provision. What had been carefully crafted at the Constitutional Convention and clearly spelled out in the Constitution was the main obstacle to defeating President Trump and winning virtually all future presidential elections. The problem for the Democrats was that in several of these battleground states, the Republicans controlled the legislatures, while the Democrats controlled state executive offices. The Constitution was not on their side. Therefore, they used the two branches of government that were to have no role in directing the appointment of electors to eviscerate the role of the Republican legislatures.

In Pennsylvania, considered the battleground of the battleground states, the Democrat governor, attorney general, and secretary of state made and enforced multiple changes to the state’s voting procedures, all of which were intended to assist the Democrats and Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, whose seven justices are elected, has a 5-2 Democrat majority. (In 2018, there was a big push by the Democrat Party to fill three of the seats with Democrats, and it succeeded.) Just months before the general election, that court rewrote the state election laws to eliminate signature requirements or signature matching, eliminate postal markings that were intended to ensure votes were timely, and extended the counting of mail-in ballots to Friday at 5:00 p.m. (state law had a hard date and time — election day on Tuesday, which ended at 8:00 p.m. ET), thereby fundamentally altering Pennsylvania’s election laws and nullifying the federal constitutional role of the Republican legislature.

In Michigan, among other things, the Democrat secretary of state unilaterally changed the state’s election laws with respect to absentee ballot applications and signature verification. Indeed, she sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications by mail prior to the primary and general elections. State law required would-be voters to request such ballots. She intentionally circumvented the Republican state legislature and violated the federal Constitution by issuing over 7 million unsolicited ballots. Furthermore, a court of claims judge, appointed by a Democrat, ordered clerks to accept ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 and received within 14 days of the election, the deadline for results to be certified. The ballots would be counted as provisional ballots. The state legislature had no role in these changes.

In Wisconsin, the Elections Commission and local Democrat officials in the state’s largest cities, including Milwaukee and Madison, changed the state’s election laws. Among other things, they placed hundreds of unmanned drop boxes in strategic locations in direct violation of state law. Not surprisingly, the locations were intended to be most convenient to Democrat voters. In addition, they told would-be voters how to avoid security measures like signature verification and photo ID requirements. These bureaucrats and local officials bypassed the Republican legislature in altering state election procedures.

In Georgia, the secretary of state is a Republican. Regardless, as explained in the Texas lawsuit brought against Georgia and the three other states mentioned above, “on March 6, 2020, in Democratic Party of Georgia v. Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State entered a Compromise Settlement Agreement and Release with the Democratic Party of Georgia to materially change the statutory requirements for reviewing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes to confirm the voter’s identity by making it far more difficult to challenge defective signatures beyond the 22 express mandatory procedures set forth at GA. CODE § 21-2-386(a)(1)(B). 71. Among other things, before a ballot could be rejected, the Settlement required a registrar who found a defective signature to now seek a review by two other registrars, and only if a majority of the registrars agreed that the signature was defective could the ballot be rejected but not before all three registrars’ names were written on the ballot envelope along with the reason for the rejection. These cumbersome procedures are in direct conflict with Georgia’s statutory requirements, as is the Settlement’s requirement that notice be provided by telephone (i.e., not in writing) if a telephone number is available. Finally, the Settlement purports to require State election officials to consider issuing guidance and training materials drafted by an expert retained by the Democratic Party of Georgia.” Georgia’s Republican legislature had no role in these electoral changes resulting from consent decree.

Consequently, in each of these four battleground states — and there were others — whether through executive fiats or litigation, key, if not core, aspects of state election laws were fundamentally altered in contravention of the explicit power granted to the state legislatures and, therefore, in violation of the federal Constitution and the process set forth for directing the selection of electors. And this is before we even get to the issue of voter fraud. That said, in many instances, ballots that would have been rejected or, if counted, evidence of fraud, were now said to be legal — not by state legislatures but by those who unilaterally changed the election laws. …

Go read the whole thing. (Better yet, print a hard copy for safekeeping.)

(See also Volume 1, Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Volume 6, and Volume 7)

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Is the management of Ricochet prepared to defend the site when the forces of darkness come for us?

    I did take your advice and save and print the Levin election fraud evidence.  It’s on my external hard drive.

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  2. JoelB Member
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    @JoelB

    In Pennsylvania, considered the battleground of the battleground states, the Democrat governor, attorney general, and secretary of state made and enforced multiple changes to the state’s voting procedures, all of which were intended to assist the Democrats and Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, whose seven justices are elected, has a 5-2 Democrat majority. (In 2018, there was a big push by the Democrat Party to fill three of the seats with Democrats, and it succeeded.) Just months before the general election, that court rewrote the state election laws to eliminate signature requirements or signature matching, eliminate postal markings that were intended to ensure votes were timely, and extended the counting of mail-in ballots to Friday at 5:00 p.m. (state law had a hard date and time — election day on Tuesday, which ended at 8:00 p.m. ET), thereby fundamentally altering Pennsylvania’s election laws and nullifying the federal constitutional role of the Republican legislature.

    If elections are not fair and honest, the Constitution is nothing more than inspirational fiction. What does upholding and defending the Constitution mean?

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  3. Randy Webster Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):
    If elections are not fair and honest, the Constitution is nothing more than inspirational fiction. What does upholding and defending the Constitution mean?

    As someone said earlier, they mean upholding and defending the living Constitution.  Which means no Constitution.

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  4. JoelB Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):
    If elections are not fair and honest, the Constitution is nothing more than inspirational fiction. What does upholding and defending the Constitution mean?

    As someone said earlier, they mean upholding and defending the living Constitution. Which means no Constitution.

    Guidelines

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  5. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Is the management of Ricochet prepared to defend the site when the forces of darkness come for us?

    Hah! You think the same management that voluntarily censored all mention of election fraud, and authored the impeach, ban, burn at the stake all Trump rubes post would defend the site? They would welcome those forces,  and “wink,wink” claim they had no choice. 

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  6. philo Member
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    @philo

    Via Powerline:

    With the Democratic takeover of the executive and legislative branches a few days away, Big Tech has swung into action in a big way to suppress conservative speech. The treatment of President Trump is of course the leading indicatory. Here is a compilation of the developing stories as of this morning:

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  7. philo Member
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    @philo

    Randy Webster (View Comment): Which means no Constitution.

    And it turns out, as the Supreme Court has now informed us, that under the arbitrary guidelines of this post-Constitutional era, the states have no standing to ensure the core operations of the compact between these united states are executed in good faith.

    A free people no more.

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  8. philo Member
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    @philo

    See also:

    The “Digital Curtain” Comes Down

    … If we do not voice the preferences of the Party, we will have no voice at all. That is the dictate of the Tech oligarchy that has moved quickly to silence dissent. These are the same folks who have aided the Chinese Communist Party in controlling their people. Why should we be surprised?

    (Don’t be surprise by how many on the nominal right (here at Ricochet and in the halls of power) are just fine with that.)

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  9. OldPhil Coolidge
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    @OldPhil

    The other day Nancy Pelosi inserted herself in the military chain of command by calling the Joint Chiefs chairman.

    From sources in Defense:

    “Mr. Trump, they noted, is still the commander in chief, and unless he is removed, the military is bound to follow his lawful orders. While military officials can refuse to carry out orders they view as illegal, they cannot proactively remove the president from the chain of command. That would be a military coup, these officials said.”

    It’s called sedition, Nancy.

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  10. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    @ChrisO

    Screw ’em. They’re not getting my country that easy. Regardless what these corporate platforms do, they can’t stop people from walking door-to-door, or printing flyers. If that’s what has to be done, so be it.

    Last night was not a Kristallnacht in terms of violence, but it seems meant to have a similar effect.

    Let’s keep in mind, folks, that these companies aren’t the only alternative. If a thousand mini-platforms have to struggle to get around them, then that’s what will happen.

    I suggest Ricochet create a new provisional free membership with limited access and become a haven of sorts in social media terms. That is, of course, once you’re done feeling smug about Donald Trump being digitally removed from those other platforms. Wake up and take action.

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  11. PHCheese Inactive
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    @PHCheese

    Two camps, Loyalists vs Revolutionaries. The new paradigm. 

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  12. philo Member
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    @philo

    More:

    Ted Cruz Has Some Uncomfortable Questions for Those Comfortable With Tactics of Big Tech Overlords

    [Cruz]: Big Tech’s PURGE, censorship & abuse of power is absurd & profoundly dangerous. If you agree w/ Tech’s current biases (Iran, good; Trump, bad), ask yourself, what happens when you disagree? Why should a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires have a monopoly on political speech?

    [Jordan Schachtel]: Twitter justified their Trump suspension in part by saying his refusal to attend inauguration was equivalent to incitement. By that standard, anything can be interpreted as incitement, & that’s exactly the feature. The ban hammer can be used without any justification whatsoever.

    Arbitrary power and abuse of language. A power structure that can claim anything is “incitement” (not to mention, anything is “interstate commerce,” but I digress) is a tyrant.

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  13. Chris Oler Coolidge
    Chris Oler
    @ChrisO

    Has anyone been able to access Citizen Free Press in the last two days? I know their servers were having trouble with the traffic prior to that, so I don’t want to jump to any conclusions.

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  14. GFHandle Member
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    Chris Oler (View Comment):

    Has anyone been able to access Citizen Free Press in the last two days? I know their servers were having trouble with the traffic prior to that, so I don’t want to jump to any conclusions.

    They are back  and in a feisty mood:

    Life is great and then you do an emergency server migration.

     

    44 hours of pure hell.

     

    I’ve slept 6 hours in 3 days.

     

    Yesterday I spent 19 of 24 hours on the phone with technical support.

     

    This is your Citizen Free Press and we’re ready to kick some ass.

     

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  15. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    I wrote a post, back in April, that, in my opinion, was prescient.  This post got only ten “likes”, and I think it should be liked more now, so it might get promoted.  It only got two comments.  Yep, tooting my own horn here.  Last night, I allocated a notebook and started writing my chronicles of the Digital Dark Ages, so it can’t be memory-holed.  We should all be doing this.

    https://ricochet.com/746973/for-who-will-record-the-truth/

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  16. Unsk Member
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    @Unsk

    Great Post,Phil0.

    I want to congratulate all the Ricochet NeverTrumpers whose most cherished dream was to persecute all those crass, deplorable Trump Supporters and take away all their freedoms.  Well it looks now like you will get your wish.  You can tell your grandchildren that you helped destroy that old tired Constitutional Republic in America and replaced something much more in control and to your liking. 

    Our President Elect Traitor Senile Joe in  a great post election call for reconciliation and unity has called the “rioters’  at the Trump Rally Domestic Terrorists:

    JOE BIDEN: “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.-Biden called the chaotic day quote, “One of the darkest in the history of the United States.”

    Mr. Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism, and he has been urged to create a White House post overseeing the fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them,” Wall Street Journal reports.”

    Warning: Here are some extremely violent videos of those “domestic terrorists” in action that a we absolutely must prosecute:

    • Trump Supporters Stop ‘Antifa’ From Breaking Into CapitolNTD EVENING NEWSGrace Coulter Jan 8, 2021

    The Wentworth Report: Video Surfaces Of Capitol Police Leading MAGA Protesters Straight Into Capitol Building.

    From Victoria Taft at PJM Media:

    A. William Kedjanyi twitter account @KeejayOV2 shows Trump supporters being led into the Capital by Police

    B. Sean Davis tweets ” I’ve talked to multiple people today who arrived at the Capitol and believed it was open. They thought they allowed to be in there which might explain why you saw so many people carefully staying inside the velvet rope line in several pictures. 

    C. katie @ cevansavenger tweeted with a video: “the police opened the f’ing gates”

    From the NY Post: Capitol Police hold door for pro-trump protesters, video shows ( shown with video)

    • From The Spectator: “What’s going on Here? Another Video Surfaces of Capitol Police Leading Protestors in Washington Into the Capitol ( with video)

    • From Caitlin Johnstone a Media.com via Zerohedge:

    “A recent Morning Joe appearance by CIA analyst-turned House Representative Elissa Slotkin eagerly informed us that the real battle against terrorism is now inside America’s borders.

    “The post 9/11 era is over,” Slotkin tweeted while sharing a clip of her appearance.

    “The single greatest national security threat right now is our internal division. The threat of domestic terrorism. The polarization that threatens our democracy. If we don’t reconnect our two Americas, the threats will not have to come from the outside.”

    “Before Congress, Elissa worked for the CIA and the Pentagon and helped destabilize the Middle East during the Bush and Obama admins,” tweeted journalist Whitney Webb in response.

    “What she says here is essentially an open announcement that the US has moved from the ‘War on [foreign] terror’ to the ‘War on domestic terror’.”

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  17. philo Member
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    @philo

    Unsk (View Comment):
    Our President Elect Traitor Senile Joe in a great post election call for reconciliation and unity has called the “rioters’ at the Trump Rally Domestic Terrorists:

    How about an Instapundit two-fer:

    BIDEN’S NEXT STEP: Outlaw Support for President Trump as “Terrorism.”

    and

    ANDY NGO: Rage at Capitol assault makes excuses for summer riots all the more disgraceful.

    [NGO]: “Wednesday’s mob assault on Capitol Hill was shocking and brazen: Hundreds of MAGA-hat-wearing rioters broke into the seat of American democracy. They stormed the halls, looting property and assaulting law enforcers, all in service of an absurd political demand: reversing the outcome of an election.

    “Now where had I witnessed such scenes before? The answer: in blue-governed cities in my native Pacific Northwest throughout last summer and into the fall and winter.

    * * * * * * * *

    The upshot should be clear: The deadly storming of the Capitol building is the logical outcome of norms set by the left in 2020. By winking at and apologizing for Antifa, liberal elites telegraphed that political grievances ought to be resolved through violence.”

    [Emphasis added]

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  18. MichaelKennedy Inactive
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Is the management of Ricochet prepared to defend the site when the forces of darkness come for us?

    I did take your advice and save and print the Levin election fraud evidence. It’s on my external hard drive.

    They seem, to my casual observation, to be fine with the NeverTrump left.

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  19. MichaelKennedy Inactive
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    Unsk (View Comment):

    Great Post,Phil0.

    I want to congratulate all the Ricochet NeverTrumpers whose most cherished dream was to persecute all those crass, deplorable Trump Supporters and take away all their freedoms. Well it looks now like you will get your wish. You can tell your grandchildren that you helped destroy that old tired Constitutional Republic in America and replaced something much more in control and to your liking.

    Our President Elect Traitor Senile Joe in a great post election call for reconciliation and unity has called the “rioters’ at the Trump Rally Domestic Terrorists:

    JOE BIDEN: “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.-Biden called the chaotic day quote, “One of the darkest in the history of the United States.”

    Mr. Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism, and he has been urged to create a White House post overseeing the fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them,” Wall Street Journal reports.”

    Warning: Here are some extremely violent videos of those “domestic terrorists” in action that a we absolutely must prosecute:

    • Trump Supporters Stop ‘Antifa’ From Breaking Into CapitolNTD EVENING NEWSGrace Coulter Jan 8, 2021

    The Wentworth Report: Video Surfaces Of Capitol Police Leading MAGA Protesters Straight Into Capitol Building.

    From Victoria Taft at PJM Media:

    A. William Kedjanyi twitter account @KeejayOV2 shows Trump supporters being led into the Capital by Police

    snip

    C. katie @ cevansavenger tweeted with a video: “the police opened the f’ing gates”

    From the NY Post: Capitol Police hold door for pro-trump protesters, video shows ( shown with video)

    • From The Spectator: “What’s going on Here? Another Video Surfaces of Capitol Police Leading Protestors in Washington Into the Capitol ( with video)

    • From Caitlin Johnstone a Media.com via Zerohedge:

    “A recent Morning Joe appearance by CIA analyst-turned House Representative Elissa Slotkin eagerly informed us that the real battle against terrorism is now inside America’s borders.

    “The post 9/11 era is over,” Slotkin tweeted while sharing a clip of her appearance.

    “The single greatest national security threat right now is our internal division. The threat of domestic terrorism. The polarization that threatens our democracy. If we don’t reconnect our two Americas, the threats will not have to come from the outside.”

    “Before Congress, Elissa worked for the CIA and the Pentagon and helped destabilize the Middle East during the Bush and Obama admins,” tweeted journalist Whitney Webb in response.

    “What she says here is essentially an open announcement that the US has moved from the ‘War on [foreign] terror’ to the ‘War on domestic terror’.”

    I prefer “War on America.”

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  20. Headedwest Inactive
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    In Pennsylvania, considered the battleground of the battleground states, the Democrat governor, attorney general, and secretary of state made and enforced multiple changes to the state’s voting procedures, all of which were intended to assist the Democrats and Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, whose seven justices are elected, has a 5-2 Democrat majority. (In 2018, there was a big push by the Democrat Party to fill three of the seats with Democrats, and it succeeded.) Just months before the general election, that court rewrote the state election laws to eliminate signature requirements or signature matching, eliminate postal markings that were intended to ensure votes were timely, and extended the counting of mail-in ballots to Friday at 5:00 p.m. (state law had a hard date and time — election day on Tuesday, which ended at 8:00 p.m. ET), thereby fundamentally altering Pennsylvania’s election laws and nullifying the federal constitutional role of the Republican legislature.

    If elections are not fair and honest, the Constitution is nothing more than inspirational fiction. What does upholding and defending the Constitution mean?

    I grew up in western PA. In general, most of the rest of the state looks at Philadelphia as a different country. Philadelphia is the largest city and so its corrupt politics have a large effect on the rest of the state, but it has historically not quite been at the level of Chicago dominating IL or NYC dominating NYS. Sometimes the rest of PA was able to coalesce and beat back the Philly machine, and when that happened things would get better. But right now Philly is in charge, and that means the commonwealth will be firmly in the corrupt leftist camp. 

    My friends and I came up with a plan: donate Philadelphia to New Jersey.  It’s a win-win because the average IQ of both states would increase.

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  21. Unsk Member
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    @Unsk

    ABC News Calls for “Cleansing: of Trump Supporters

    Authored by Kipp Jones via The Western Journal, ( Via Zerohedge

    As part of the Democratic Party, establishment media and Washington swamp campaign to tear down the legacy of President Donald Trump this week, the political director for ABC News called for a “cleansing” of Trump’s movement.

    Rick Klein, who is the rudder on the corrupt ABC News political coverage ship, must have been feeling awfully emboldened Thursday after Democrat Joe Biden was officially certified as the country’s next president. Perhaps a little too emboldened, as is evident by what he said on Twitter.

    “Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else,” Klein said in a tweet, which he later deleted.

    But this was no mere slip-up of a lone network employee on social media. ABC News published a piece in which Klein echoed his message. His views are apparently shared by others at the legacy media outlet.

    Thursday on the website’s political analysis page “The Note,” Klein and Mary Alice Parks, ABC News deputy political director, co-wrote a piece that called for a similar “cleansing” of the Trump movement before it was later stealthily edited to change that vague and dark language, Fox News reported.

    Pointing to Wednesday’s Capitol incursion as a reason to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office or impeach him, Klein and Parks wrote, “Even aside from impeachment and 25th Amendment talk, Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part.”

    “Cleaning up the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else.”

    “That last section originally read, “Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else.”

    ABC News and Klein cleaned up their creepy genocidal language, but the veil is off, and we know who they are. We know that these people want.

    The majority of the establishment media wants a one-party state where every man, woman and child knows his or her place. Trump’s awakening of the GOP base and others is a threat to that, and it became even more threatening after he began successfully courting Democratic voters last year.

    Leftists have used words such as “reconciliation” and “re-education” with regard to how to deal with us since the election. Now ABC News has called for a “cleansing” of the political movement the president created.”

     

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  22. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Unsk, I will be copying your comment over to RushBabe49.com, for my post Annals of Tyranny Part III, no name attached.  Thanks for the reference.

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  23. philo Member
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    philo: We didn’t get here by accident and there is clearly an agenda at work. I suspect this is not going to end well.

    As reported by CRD:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnBrennan/status/1348051973174652928

    [John O. Brennan]: “Anyone now seeking national redemption by claiming to no longer support Trump must acknowledge how wrong it was to ignore & enable his corrupt, dishonest, & divisive agenda.

    “Total denunciation of a despot’s legacy is necessary to eradicate any remaining malignancy.”

    They have us playing tortured logic games with way too many trying to talk themselves into going along with a sham impeachment of Trump for “inciting a peaceful march” while the totalitarians are at the gate. Good luck with that.

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  24. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Unsk (View Comment):
    JOE BIDEN: “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.

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  25. Weeping Inactive
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    @Weeping

    philo (View Comment):

    More:

    Ted Cruz Has Some Uncomfortable Questions for Those Comfortable With Tactics of Big Tech Overlords

    [Cruz]: Big Tech’s PURGE, censorship & abuse of power is absurd & profoundly dangerous. If you agree w/ Tech’s current biases (Iran, good; Trump, bad), ask yourself, what happens when you disagree? Why should a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires have a monopoly on political speech?

    [Jordan Schachtel]: Twitter justified their Trump suspension in part by saying his refusal to attend inauguration was equivalent to incitement. By that standard, anything can be interpreted as incitement, & that’s exactly the feature. The ban hammer can be used without any justification whatsoever.

    Arbitrary power and abuse of language. A power structure that can claim anything is “incitement” (not to mention, anything is “interstate commerce,” but I digress) is a tyrant.

    And if he changes his mind and chooses to attend, that will probably be seen as an act of incitement too since people will probably show up to show support for the man they think should be renewing his oath of office. Trump’s situation has always been that way. No matter what he does, he loses in the eyes of the media and the Democrats.

     

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  26. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    As the fog clears, this is a must read:

    What Happened at the Capitol?

    … This was not an insurrection -and that language is unhelpful. Trump didn’t incite a riot. I don’t even think it is reasonable to predict that a riot would have happened in advance. Riots didn’t happen when Democrats did this during the Kavanaugh hearings, for example. They occupied offices, and demonstrated in halls or balconies -but nothing like a riot happened. …

    Read the whole thing…and the comments.

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  27. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    More must read:

    The ‘Virtue’ of the New Totalitarians – Later ages are always surprised by the casual brutality of totalitarian regimes. What they neglect is the unshakeable (though misguided) conviction of virtue that animates the totalitarians.

    What was the most disturbing thing to happen in the last few days? … Some say it was the horrifying spectacle of the mob besieging and breaking into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday….[but] … the most disturbing thing to happen in the last several days: the apparently coordinated attack by Big Tech to destroy free speech. 

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  28. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    See also:

    Volume 9

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  29. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    philo: Despite the concerted efforts to place the stain on others two days earlier, it will be Friday, January 8, 2021 that history should rightfully record as the moment “The End” went hot.

    Honestly, I didn’t imagine efforts as embarrassingly shallow as this polluting the Member Feed:

    December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001 and January 6, 2021: Dates that will live in Infamy

    Clearly, someone must have said something along those lines on MSNBC this morning. I doubt he is smart enough to come up with even that crap on his own.

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  30. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    philo (View Comment):

    philo: Despite the concerted efforts to place the stain on others two days earlier, it will be Friday, January 8, 2021 that history should rightfully record as the moment “The End” went hot.

    Honestly, I didn’t imagine efforts as embarrassingly shallow as this polluting the Member Feed:

    December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001 and January 6, 2021: Dates that will live in Infamy

    Clearly, someone must have said something along those lines on MSNBC this morning. I doubt he is smart enough to come up with even that crap on his own.

    It’s just at a point…we’re all starting to focus on the next thing (the hammer poised above our heads), but some can’t move on. They are desperate not to move on. It’s a shame.

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