Fallout from Day 1 of the Jan 6. "Insurrection" Special Committee continues to rain down. How bad was it? Sean Davis, via Jordan Davidson at Da Fed says Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee Is A ‘Farce’ Run By ‘Shameless, Dishonest Partisans’, and that was the point. Raheem Kassam at TNP thinks it's A National Embarrassment. An Unadulterated Farce. The January 6th Committee Makes A Mockery Of America. Scott McKay at Am Spec calls it The Yawn 6 Committee, "Nancy Pelosi’s kangaroo court fails to impress the American people." Bookroom cites John Hayward who says what needs to be said about the Jan. 6 show trial
The 1/6 rioters should be treated with the same severity as Black Lives Matter rioters. Since that is not remotely possible, all else is political theater and raw exercises of power, and I am weary of pretenses to the contrary.
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.29.21, C.S. Boddie at Am Think thinks he has Questions that Won't be Asked by the January 6 Commission. #1. Who killed Ashli Babbitt, which really isn't a question because they all know. They just aren't telling us officially. Vanity Fair is hoping; Will the 1/6 Committee Force Jared and Ivanka to Testify Against Donald Trump?. Tell them to piss off. Tim Graham is shocked that Networks Selectively Cover Select Committees. Why? That's their approach to all news. From Da Caller, ‘Pelosi Pawn’: Elise Stefanik Says Liz Cheney Doesn’t ‘Represent The Republican Conference’
At CNS News, U.S. Capitol Police Officer: Trump ‘Helped to Create’ Jan. 6; ‘We Should All Go to His House, Do the Same Thing to Him’. He walked it back, but the internet never forgets. Vicky Taft at PJ asks the Media to Release the Videos Showing Capitol Rioters Calling the Crying Police Officer the 'N Word'. Video or it didn't happen, as Insty notes. They're trying to smear Republicans The Mythological White Supremacist (Emmett Tyrell, Am Spec) And as Rick Moran at PJ Media notes Democrats Continue to Lie About the Death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. He died a day after the riot from a stroke, with no detectable link to 1/6. But you could just make do with the first four words. WSJ cited at Hot Hair thinks there are Two false narratives about the January 6 riot. Only two? At Forbes, McCarthy Walks Back Saying Trump ‘Bears Responsibility’ For Capitol Riot. Well, he's had time to look at the evidence.
Breitbart, GOP Lawmakers Demand Answers on January 6 Protesters: ‘Do We Have Political Prisoners Here in America?’ and at the Independent Chronicle, Rep. Gaetz, other GOP members locked out of detention center to view treatment of Jan 6 detainees. What are they trying to hide?
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 07.29.21, The Weasel Zippers, Project Veritas Leaks Documentary Where AOC Compares Jan 6th Riot To Being Raped…Drama queen.
And in another "insurrection" Karen Townsend at Hot Hair reports Sheila Jackson-Lee arrested during protest, House committee hears testimony from fleebaggers. Lock her up until all the 1/6 "protesters" are freed.
From WaEx, Arizona auditors complete third ballot recount and ship materials back to Maricopa County, and WaPoo is still being pissy about it, Republican-led Arizona ballot review grinds to rocky conclusion, with results expected next month. Georgia Republicans set process in motion for state takeover of Fulton County elections from Jake Dima at WaEx. Rueters, U.S. Justice Dept. warns states to tread carefully in auditing elections. ET, Department of Justice Warns States Against Violating Federal Law With Audits. Be careful not to discover anything that would discredit the election.
The Wa Free Bee notes a Connecticut Dem Indicted for Voter Fraud committed in 2017. Note how long it takes to get a relatively simple case to the point of a trial. They also remember that Terry McAuliffe Championed Stolen Election Conspiracy Theory for Years. Althouse finds the NYT stumping for voting by illegal aliens "The strongest case for noncitizen voting today is representation: The more voters show up to the polls, the more accurately elections reflect peoples’ desires."
I&I thinks Texas Election Reforms Don’t Go Far Enough To Protect Against Fraud while Politico reports Texas Dems to huddle with Clintons, Abrams as they bid to regain momentum.
And speaking of Texas, Town Hall sees Fingers Pointed at Texas House Democrats as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Greater Washington, D.C. Area and Bryan Preston at PJ Media wonders Did the Texas Fleebagger Democrats Bring COVID to Washington From Biden's Unprotected Border? It's probably not fair, but what else in politics is fair?Susan Sarandon Seen Protesting Outside AOC’s Office: ‘We’re Losing Hope Here That You Represent Us’ and from 'Fuzzy Slippers' at LI, Susan Sarandon Protests Outside AOC’s Office: “We are losing hope that you represent us” “I’m here to say to the squad, and especially AOC, who, you know did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it” Not really election related, but who can resist a chance to post an old seminude picture of Susan (NSFW)?
"... he could be sued, he can be impeached. And none of the above is true for Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, etc, no free speech rights against them, no due process rights against them. And... we've seen more and more of a coalescence between particular political and government leaders, putting increasingly overt pressure on the tech companies to censor speech that these politicians don't like and that they would be completely barred by the First Amendment from directly censoring themselves.... So from from a legal perspective... whether you call it collaboration or pressure, the interrelationship between the two is constitutionally significant, because even private sector actors are directly bound by constitutional norms, including the First Amendment free speech guarantee, if you can show that there is in the legal term to describe this is called entanglement, sufficient entanglement between the government officials and the nominally private sector actors, that if they are essentially conspiring with the government doing the government's bidding, the government can't do an end run around his own constitutional obligations that way....At Da Fed, New Rubio Bill Would Force Big Tech Firms To Disclose Censorship Requests From Government Officials and at Da Wire, GOP Members Of Congress Draft Bill To Strip Section 230 Protections From Big Tech. You can have the ability to censor, or you can have protection, but you can't have both.
“Here we have a two-star General who spends his days on social media hyping a vaccine for an illness that poses minimal risk to his troops,” . . . “When pressed on why America can’t win wars and why he embraces policies that treat healthy people like biohazards, his first response is to accuse his critics of treachery and then block them from view.”
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano takes a while off of being anti-Trump to examine What Happens When the Government Breaks its Own Laws?
In October of 2020, 14 people were arrested in Michigan and accused of being participants in a plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor had imposed draconian restrictions on religious, travel and commercial activities as a means, she claimed, to stem the spread of COVID-19. All of her restrictions were eventually found by courts to be unconstitutional under both the Michigan and the U.S. Constitutions.
Sixteen plotters were supposedly planning to try the governor in a makeshift court and, if convicted, to impose some sort of punishment. Before the plotters could spring into action, the FBI arrested 14 of them. Two plotters were not arrested since one of them was a paid FBI informant and the other was an undercover FBI agent.
In pleadings filed in federal court last week, the defendants revealed that the FBI enticed, cajoled and manipulated them into this plot, and even trained them and paid their expenses.
Can the government get away with planting the seeds of a crime in the minds of innocent folks, providing them with the means for the crime, arresting them before the crime takes place and then charging them with a crime that never occurred?
Probably. But not if the defendants can afford to take it to trial.
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