Clueless MAGA-Republican Trivializes the Holocaust.

Yep, it is none other than Gym Jordan who tweeted the following complete nonsense on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“First, they came for your guns. Then your gas stoves. Then your gas cars. What next?”

This phrasing is channeling the timeless lament by Martin Niemöller :

“First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

As a reminder, this clueless, sex-crime-ignoring jackass is now one of the most powerful members of the Republican Party.

Reality Strikes Again

The body cam video of the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi has now been released. It makes very, very clear how far out of line “conservative” shitheads such as Tucker Carlson, Elon Musk, Charlie Kirk, Sean Hannity, and several members of Congress were with their smears, jokes, and speculation. If memory serves, some of the “conservatives” on this forum joined in the merry-making and giggling.

MAGA – Suckered Again.

A few weeks back the MAGA-Republicans around here could hardly contain their glee when it was reported – on right wing media – that Hunter Biden had been paying $49,910 a month to his father for rent on the family home. To these giant MAGA minds it was obvious that this was money being funneled from China – or was it Ukraine – to pay off the “Big Guy.” More proof of the “Biden Crime family” conspiracy theory they love so much. Tucker Carlson spent a whole show telling his marks that President Biden had massively cheated on his tax returns by not showing all this rent and that mysteriously the tax returns had disappeared. (They hadn’t.)

And, my oh my did they complain that MSM did not run with the story. More cover-up and conspiracy was the explanation.

Well, guess what? Hunter Biden did not fill out the rent application in question. An assistant did. And the rent referred to on the “smoking gun” application form was the rent Hunter was paying for a posh office in a DC office building -a fact confirmed by his DC landlord.

It is worth noting that the New York Post’s Miranda Devine was the main spreader of the false interpretation of the form. She tried to walk it back a few days later but the millions who gobbled up her wrong story ignored her correction. If “Miranda Devine” sounds familiar it is because she is the Murdoch reporter whose “analysis” “proves” that Hunter Biden could not have written his email to a colleague about Ukraine without access to classified materials because – well – just because.

Durham Investigation was worse than you thought.

This is a long piece going into the dishonesty and dysfunction of the Barr/Durham efforts to “weaponize” the DOJ to protect Trump and prosecute the “deep state.” If MAGA-Republicans are seriously concerned about the DOJ being misused for political purposes, this Durham fiasco should be a focus of their inquiries.

If you do not have access to the NYT, the picture is clear. Durham is now wrapping up after four years and has found nothing in spite of tactics and sources that were questionable at best. This link may give access if NYT is paywalled.

One particularly telling episode was when it was revealed to reporters that the inquiry had morphed into a criminal investigation. Oh My! But, it turns out that the criminal investigation was into financial crimes committed by Donald Trump which the Italian government made known to Durham. What became of that part of the investigation remains undisclosed.

What a classy guy!

“Conservative” hero Tucker Carlson cannot contain his glee announcing the resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. She is, of course, anathema to MAGA-Republicans because while Trump floundered, she successfully lead New Zealand through the first and most dangerous phase of the pandemic with strict public health measures. The measure of her success can be seen clearly in the following:

Deaths per million of population through January 19th, 2023. . .

USA (3,258) New Zealand (469)

Achieving such a massive saving of life required public health policies that “conservatives” hate including masking, social distancing, quarantine of cases, and mandatory vaccinations. She is therefore fair game for Tucker. According to him she is a “totalitarian,” “an appalling abuser of human rights,” and a “puppet of the Chinese government.” Even worse she is the “lady with the big teeth.”

Here is a sample of Tucker’s presentation. A technique he uses again and again. Outrageous slanders disguised as questions . . .

“What are the chances she was a puppet of the Chinese government? We don’t have enough evidence to prove that, but we would rate that as about 100% likely.”

Enough evidence? You don’t have ANY evidence! Left out of this “analysis” is why China would give a rat’s ass about New Zealand’s covid policy. Of course, Tucker knows his audience and the accusation of a link to “Chy-Na” without evidence is all he needs. They will absorb the slander without thinking or asking obvious questions.

It is certainly reasonable to challenge New Zealand’s priorities and policies but it is worth noting that if our government had achieved the same level of mortality that they did, approximately 940,000 lives could have been saved. Before you ask – the age demographics of NZ are very similar to ours with 16% over 65 versus our 17%.

But, but, but Hunter Biden’s Laptop.

Recent court filings have revealed the fact that the butcher of Riyadh – Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud – funneled uncounted millions of dollars into Donald Trump’s pockets WHILE HE WAS PRESIDENT. This is the reason that a real divestment of business interests should be a requirement of the Presidency. Such foreign emoluments were a clear danger recognized by the Founding Fathers.