Thursday, November 25, 2021

We're a Backsliding Democracy now, and conservative voters aren't worried!

January 6th's insurrection disinformation campaign should embarrass and turn off conservative voters, especially after watching the amazing fiction below, now available for viewing, at a price:

This is just one example, with a few more below to show Republican voters that if they don't push back, this is only going to get more insane:

Teaching patriotic fiction, turning families against each other at a critical age of development:

To be sure, some parents are fighting back, but there's probably a FEMA camp waiting for them...: 

How about passing a national "stand-your-ground" law? Sure beats passing national election laws: 

But are Republican voters concerned, just a little bit, about the nation's backsliding democracy? 

Trump's support of vigilantism is no longer in question....and conservative voters aren't horrified? 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Vos-Republicans do nothing, total silence on School board and Election officials Death Threats, no investigations, nothing!

The way I see it, duped QAnon-ish parents that never believed in COVID-19 or that schools should ever have been closed down can't be taken seriously, especially after their embarrassing juvenile outbursts at school boards. Making death threats to elected and volunteer public officials seems illegal, right? Out of San Diago County a scene that no longer shocks us:

The fallout from a racist rant during a San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting has apparently cost comedian Jason Robo a weekly radio gig in northern California.

Death threats, what death threats? Like the Pandemic, Vos-Republicans won't acknowledge or do anything about right-wing death threats to election officials and school board members: Their silence keeps the momentum going for what seems to be a "one-size-fits-all" deadly scheme to win elections nationwide with two "big lies:" a stolen election and CRT. 

The National Parents Union, a parents’ rights group that often opposes teachers’ unions, laid out a vision of the nation’s political future — and a stark warning.

“This is only the beginning of the parent revolution,” said Keri Rodrigues, co-founder and president of the group. “Politicians will have to make a choice: Either work with parents and families on reimagining education, listen to their concerns [and] govern in their best interests ... or get voted out of office.”
Gee, that can't be manipulated by scheming right-wing media and QAnon believers.
1. What, Vos-Republican Election Audit = Death Threats, still No Investigation? After Vos met with Trump, we were suddenly given Gableman's election McCarthyism, and the Kleefisch Lawsuit that is only meant to encourage threats to liberal/conservative election officials...Upfront

2. Pitchfork Opposition to Mythical Critical Race Theory, not taught in public schools: Using their own kids to feign anger and frustration over imagined CRT and "communist indoctrination," Republican legislators aren't out investigating the threats or correcting the lies.  

The recall of four Mequon school board members was based on "issues over critical race theory," which isn't taught, and "disagreements over COVID-19 mitigation efforts" that closed schools during the pandemic which has not gone away. 

And that decline of our kids' education during the pandemic closings...?

Vos-Republicans Feign Outrage over simple Reference to CRT, for votes and UW Defunding: Republicans will be jamming this nonsense down our throats for the cheap thrills their voter's demand. What I've figure out is the subtle omission of the word "supremacist" between the words "white" and "students" in the quote below:  

Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said it was “unacceptable” and “appalling” to mandate training that “instills the university’s negative opinion of white __ students and the idea that students should feel guilty simply because of their race.”
Of course, no one is saying students "should feel guilty," a ridiculous and outright fabrication never corrected by media reporting. You can bet this will result in more death threats.

CRT leads to Banned Books and Burnings: Here's that unbelievable story from Virginia where parents are getting to design curriculum for public education: 

When School Boards Change...: Here's what teachers will be teaching instead, all the while dividing parents from their kids, possibly forever. Really, Trump is still president?:

Heck I might just start threatening school board members.

Arming and the call for War: The Trumpian losers don't know when to stop, when to question, and when to just read the damn story for once instead of the headline:

Kevin Hermening's views on fascism, debating with Ed Fallone, Associate Professor of Law at Marquette University.  From a blog post in 2013:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Remember, ALL Wisconsin Republicans voted against the Infrastructure Bill!!! Against Business and Job creation.

Two weird points: 

1. For 8 years Scott Walker and the gerrymandered Republican pirates blamed the state deficit on Democratic Governor Jim Doyle, when in fact, it resulted from the Republican induced global collapse aka The Great Recession. They later blamed all the unemployed on Pres. Obama because he's a Democrat too. 

2. Democrats brought the economy back, but Republicans said it was too slow and just not fast enough. Yet Republicans did take credit for Obama's economic recovery, low unemployment, and job growth, which they then credited to Trump. 

Voting No Republicans will take Credit Again for Infrastructure: It's time to put these guys on record! Can't leave off Ron Johnson either:

The Republicans who supported the measure were an ideologically and regionally diverse group. But not a single Wisconsin Republican Brian Steil, Scott Fitzgerald, Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman or Tom Tiffany — joined them.

Gallagher went so far as to release a nonsensical video is which he raged about Democrats “(barreling) ahead with their radical tax and spending spree that would dramatically reshape the American economy.”
That sounded more like Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ranting about how, in voting for the bill on Friday, the House majority had facilitated “Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure.”

Rep. Bryan Steil also opposes upgrading America's infrastructure:  

How about the guy that didn't even lift a finger to debate or run for Congress, Scott Fitzgerald

“Speaker Pelosi and her party are in disarray yet again ... It is unconscionable how little regard Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have for taxpayer dollars. The Democrat party needs to reign in their out-of-control spending, the American people cannot afford the debt of their socialist agenda.”
Infrastructure = Communism? McCarthyism is alive:

A Capitol Times editorial wrote: 
He noted that a former Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower, poured resources into the interstate system in the 1950s — at the height of the Cold War. No one in their right mind thought that Eisenhower was a communist dupe or a radical.
Oddly, even that isn't true:

Vos-Republicans ignore public and Gerrymander Gerrymandered maps. Vos jokes Democrats "out of step with the majority of Wisconsin!"

Authoritarian much?

Gerrymandering: It hasn't mattered what Wisconsinites wanted or thought, since the huge protests against Act 10: The shocking reaction to the Republican's new gerrymandered-gerrymandered maps didn't appear to make a damn bit of difference:

One week after Don Leake, a retired UW-River Falls math professor, and more than 150 people testified for almost 10 hours before a joint committee hearing over the proposed maps, a state Senate committee approved the maps, sending them to the Senate floor for a vote. Other than Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), none of the commenters spoke in favor of the Legislature’s proposed maps.

Stroebel's Gaslighting Fail: Despite not having any support for the GOP maps...not one person, Sen. Duey Stroebel simply stepped up and lied. Like no one would notice?
The committee's chairman, Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, pushed back. He said that just because dozens of people registered against the bill last week, that’s not “indicative” of what voters across the state feel.
Portal Closes on the Truth: If you believe Robin Vos, after hundreds of "Draw your district" maps were submitted, Republicans already knew what the results would be:
The Legislature submitted its maps hours after closing the portal on the Draw Your District website, casting doubt on Vos’ claim that Republicans actually took public input into consideration because of the considerable time it takes to draw an electoral map.
...but if that's too hard to believe...
Vos instead characterized the discussion as nothing more than whining from the opposite party: “Democrats have a problem with winning in Wisconsin because your agenda is out of step with the majority of Wisconsin.”

Vos Lied Again: Democrats are "out of step with the majority of Wisconsin?" Discarding that laughable excuse to do nothing because Republicans "won't govern by polls," reality tells a different story:

Whose agenda is out of step? On the biggest issues...

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Deserved Aaron Rogers criticism by Pete Davidson and best most accurate Trump impression ever (real Trump might actually be the weaker self-parody).

The Covid vaccine has publicly outed and energized the silent dumbass minority:

This was inconvenient...

Aaron Rodgers unfiltered:

It wouldn't be a "list of stupid" without hearing from Dumb Ron Johnson: 

Dismantling Public Schools, one CRT myth at a time, where Parents and Legislators decide public school curriculum!

The end of public education is quickly unfolding.

It's true the lengthy period of school closings, unavoidable during a pandemic, frustrated and angered some parents. And like flies to sh*t, Republicans sniffed out that anger and decided to exploit it, by dividing local communities and dismantling public schools. 

Excuse: Parents Know What's Best when it comes to their Child's Education: The days when parents voted for the best candidate for school board is coming to an end. It is now devolved into mob rule and tantrums by juvenile parents, not to mention billionaire money supporting politically motivated candidates for private education. And it's spreading:

The National Parents Union, a parents’ rights group that often opposes teachers’ unions, laid out a vision of the nation’s political future — and a stark warning.

“This is only the beginning of the parent revolution,” said Keri Rodrigues, co-founder and president of the group. “Politicians will have to make a choice: Either work with parents and families on reimagining education, listen to their concerns [and] govern in their best interests ... or get voted out of office.”
In other words, state legislators will decide what schools teach based on the level of anger a minority of parents display over certain subject' the mythical teaching of CRT.  

Vos-Republicans not only pushed banning non-existent teaching of CRT in schools, but they also decided to ban words and phrases to coverup the countries racial history. Breathtaking:
If the bill became law, it would ban teachers from including words like “structural bias,” “systemic racism,” “multiculturalism,” “social justice,” and “patriarchy” in their lessons. The bill also disallows teaching about the concept of “white supremacy” — despite ongoing racial oppression in the United States, and the fact that the country was built on slavery and genocide.

Wisconsin Congressman Scott Fitzgerald attacked on a federal level: 

Oh, and I think this is a pretty clear statement: "STATE TO DEVELOPE CURRICULUM MODEL:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Rittenhouse right-wing circus act begins...

The Kyle Rittenhouse coverage is already treating the suspected killer of 2 young men (Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz) as a gun toting vigilante "hero," or a victim of left-wing media.  

The real heroes were Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber for trying to stop Rittenhouse. 

But, the actual "victims" can't be called victims either. In an amazing tip of his radically conservative judicial activism hand, the judge in the case will allow them to be identified the way Trump would have. 

Kenosha county circuit judge Bruce Schroeder ruled that the men shot by Rittenhouse cannot be described as “victims’’ in court because the phrase is too “loaded” and may sway the opinions of the jury (but) also advised against Rittenhouse’s legal team referring to the men he killed as “looters” and “arsonists” but did not forbid them from doing so – a double standard that props up rightwing talking points about protesters during last year’s summer uprisings against police brutality.
How orchestrated is this jaw dropping defense of Rittenhouse? From an August 26, 2020 post, the Department of Homeland Security spun Rittenhouse as a hero defending small business owners. MSNBC video report:
Guardian: "The Department of Homeland Security prepared talking points sympathetic to the shooter, prepping officials to say that he arrived in Kenosha to defend small business owners. As his case begins, it is clear that he will continue to receive support from many of those embedded in American institutions."

YouTube's latest and stricter policy has banned all publicly recorded proof. And since my last weeklong suspension for simply posting vaccine lies spouted out by politicians, I'm hesitant to even post a digitally obscured video of the shooting to highlight the audio showing the real reason Rittenhouse was pursued by other protesters; to stop him from shooting other people. 

I even pixelated the video, leaving the audio only, but I just don't want to take the chance with YouTube.

In the beginning of this video, you can plainly hear people asking what was going on after Rittenhouse was seen shooting someone ...
Protester 1: "What'd he do?

Protester 2: "He shot someone!"
Again, why would a person with a skateboard pursue a guy with a high velocity weapon? To stop them. 
Despite purposefully crossing state lines armed with a semi-automatic rifle, Rittenhouse has been treated, before and after the act, with an alarming degree of grace.
Rittenhouse Store: This happened, not the Onion:

Some neighborhoods did not get the warning...and are now acting irrationally!