Here Ya Go

October 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Trump threatens McCain saying, “I fight back and it won’t be pretty.”

McCain chuckles and responds, “I’ve had tougher adversaries.”

Today’s lesson in schoolyard taunts:  Don’t bring a wussy to a war hero fight.

 

City of Charlottesville Sues “Militia” Screwballs

October 17, 2017 By: El Jefe

Remember our reporting about the “militia” group American Freedom Keepers who waltzed into Little Cambodia last month with a racist motorcycle club, running out FEMA and other workers and declaring themselves in charge?  Remember how we wrote about how gun crazies often try to recast themselves as dewy-eyed do-gooders when their gun-slinging gets them into a world of trouble?

Welp, things are not going well for AFK, as they’ve been named in a lawsuit filed by the City of Charlottesville and others for the riots that they made worse by their gun toting presence in August.  AFK was named among other groups, especially the one that calls themselves the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia, a bunch of gun nuts from Latrobe Pennsylvania led by “Colonel” Christian Yingling (yeah, sure), whose image was all over the media that weekend declaring himself and his crowd in charge.

The filing is pretty clear and certainly damning of the actions of our friends and the other private militia groups who decided to take over “peacekeeping” (translation: protecting violent racists) at the time.  NOW, instead of begging for money to burnish their image for their “charity” work in Texas, they get to beg for money for lawyers.  They’re calling themselves the Charlotte 32 as if they’re some poor persecuted group of innocents.  They also love themselves some Latin.  Their new motto copied from Wikipedia is Si vis pacem, para bellum, which translates roughly to “If you want peace, prepare for war”.  It seems like a pretty silly motto, being that they started the war in Charlottesville by showing up and trying to take over.

You can bet they’re pretty worried, too.  The lawsuit states:

“In language that dates back to the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776, Article I, Section 13 of the Virginia Constitution provides that “in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.” A section of the Virginia Code is dedicated to prohibiting “unlawful paramilitary activity,” as specified therein. See Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-433.2. And another state statute forbids falsely assuming the functions of any peace officer or law-enforcement officer. See id. § 18.2-174.”

Oh, and it gets better:

“As the United States Supreme Court has long recognized, ‘Military organization and military drill . . . are subjects especially under the control of the government of every country. They cannot be claimed as a right independent of law.’ And for good reason: ‘[T]he proliferation of private military organizations threatens to result in lawlessness and destructive chaos.'”

That lawlessness certainly happened in Charlottesville with one death and many injured.  This suit makes for pretty juicy reading for 79 pages.  Among other things, the City of Charlottesville seeks injunctive relief to keep these dangerous screwballs out of Charlottesville in an effort to take their city back from racists and weirdos.

And it’s not a moment too soon.

Three Words: Betsy DeVos Effect

October 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

 

Thanks to Sam for the heads up.

Whoa, Facebook

October 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Healthy Nutrition Today dot com is a website registered to Strasko Arsovski in Macedonia.  They publish rightwing fake news.

They also have a Facebook page.  Where crazy crap happens.

 

 

Oaky, so this kinda explains why the nuts are stocking up guns.  Hell, you could scare me with 3000 guillotines so this is real rumor overkill.

Anyway, I to Charles’ suggestion and I did look it up on the internet.  I went to some of my favorite political research tools, Popular Mechanics and McClatchy.

It’s probably not true.

Thanks to Isak for the heads up.

Commies Stop Islamization of Texas

October 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Okay, so last year there was a demonstration in downtown Houston at the Islamic Da’Wah Center.  It was organized on Facebook by a group called Stop Islamization of Texas.

Even though people showed up to demonstrate with “white lives matter” banners, a full year’s supply of confederate flags, and some AK47’s to provide proof of what they lack in the pants department, the counter protestors stayed calm, rented a bubble machine and nobody got hurt.

It was kind of a mess, though, because downtown Houston is already crowded.

Well, come to find out …

As CNN reported last week, the protest was put together by the “Heart of Texas” Facebook page – a page that was revealed last month as one of the fake accounts operated out of Russia.

If anybody has pictures of that demonstration, I’d like to see if we can identify the fascist protestors because I know a guy who knows a guy who can print up “Commie Dupe” tee-shirts. And that would be fun.

Thanks to Brian C and Anne for the heads up.

Finding Jesus

October 17, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

This is some kind of weird stuff.

 

The Security Guard at the Mandalay Resort in Las Vegas, who was shot by Stephen Paddock – but we were never quite clear when – can’t be found.

Since the days that Paddock opened fire at people attending a country music festival across from Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has shifted its timeline more than once.

Initially, investigators said that Campos was shot after Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival concert.

Then, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Campos was shot at 9:59 p.m., six minutes before the concert began. Finally, at a brief news conference last Friday, he said Campos was shot by the gunman at 10:05 p.m.

I hope he won a jackpot and headed for Cabo San Lucas.

Thanks to Bryan for the heads up.