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CNN: “The leader of the far-right Proud Boys pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanors stemming from his conduct in Washington, DC, amid violent pro-Donald Trump protests in December. Enrique Tarrio appeared in DC Superior Court to plead guilty to property destruction for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that belonged to a historic Black church in DC. He also pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a high-capacity magazine, a violation of local gun control laws.
“He will be sentenced next month and could face up to one year in jail, though defendants rarely get the maximum penalty. The charges were filed in local DC court and are separate from the sprawling federal investigation into the January 6 Capitol insurrection — during which dozens of Proud Boys stormed the building and have since been charged with conspiracy and other crimes.”
Tarrio’s Wikipedia page describes the Proud Boys as “a far-right, neo-fascist exclusively male organization.” Fascist organizations typically hold strong racist views, which makes Tarrio’s “Afro-Cuban background,” according to Wiki, unusual.
In a recent nationwide survey, the research organization Brightline asked: “Would you support or oppose [your state] seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?”
The results found that 37 percent of respondents overall supported the secession of their region.
From Steve Schmidt on Twitter:
Rupert Murdoch, the 90 year old creator of the Fox News lie machine that has birthed a fascist movement on American soil while simultaneously obliterating faith and belief in America’s highest ideals like pluralism and democracy, is VACCINATED. His children are all vaccinated.
Yet, they purposefully and premeditatedly prey upon their audience for profit, consigning thousands upon thousands to miserable and lonely deaths where people choke to death and drown in the fluids of their lungs.
We live in a society that seems deeply uncomfortable using the word, EVIL. We demand rational explanations for everything including unfathomable acts of cruelty, violence and malice. Attributing the cause as an act of EVIL, absent purpose, intent or meaning seems to disorient us. Perhaps it is because of the religious connotations associated with the word or out of a type of arrogance that believes there is an answer for everything.
Things have been spinning out of control since the first week in July for Pastor Jackson Lahmeyer, a 29-year-old Qanon-courting candidate from Tulsa who’s running to oust Oklahoma’s apostate Republican senator, James Lankford.
After aggressively courting leading Trump/Q propagandists – he’s been photographed with disgraced Gen. Mike Flynn and pillow-grifter Mike Lyndell – Lahmeyer suddenly found himself the target of Q conspiracist madness that has put his once-promising campaign in jeopardy.
It all started when Lahmayer posted a photo of his very young daughter posing in front of a huge campaign photo of himself, proudly showing off her red shoes. What Lahmeyer (and 99.999999 percent of the world) did not know then is that, according to Q fabulism, children who wear red shoes are part of sex trafficking rings.
Since then, Lahmeyer has been on the defensive, fruitlessly attempting to reason with the same hardcore Q cultists whose votes he’d hoped to win. On July 7, he issued this meekly defiant plea for sanity, via Twitter:
The Hill Reporter: [GQP Rep. Lauren “Bobo”] “Boebert was one of the speakers at the three-day grift fest disguised as CPAC… And she definitely performed for the base, knocking President Joe Biden and his administration by saying things like, ‘We’re here to tell the government we don’t want your benefits, we don’t want your welfare. Don’t come knocking on my door with your Fauci Ouchi, you leave us the hell alone,’ Boebert told the CPAC crowd.
Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the rant in a tweet:
At the the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas this weekend, members of a cult identified as Patriots Soar circulated a hare-brained, seven-point plan for overturning the US government by impeaching Pres. Biden and Vice Pres. Harris and installing the disgraced ex-president in the White House.
Its premise is utter nonsense and the plan could be dismissed as nothing more than sop intended to energize the base, which it is – if the Q-inspired right-wing base weren’t already radicalized, armed and dangerous, as they displayed when they invaded the U.S. Capitol intending to kidnap and kill members of Congress as well as the US vice president.
Here’s an overview of the plan from the Independent:
Step one of the plan is to “pull back the curtain on the horror show that is today’s ‘Democrat Party’. Watch Pelosi melt, like the Wicked Witch of the West. See the Black Caucus and other key groups flip, unexpectedly, and watch the tables turn”.
A Trump-worshipping self-described “prophet” declared to his YouTube congregants in late June that that people with “slotted eyes” are possessed by Satan in his guise as the serpent who tempted Adam and Eve.
“[If] you’ll look at the eyes, you’ll notice they’re serpent’s pupils, their slotted pupils… that slotted serpent’s eye,” Robin Bullock said in his “The Eleventh Hour” cult service on June 23, 2013. “It’s because we’re back at that place where Satan is trying to offer the world that their eyes may be open, but it’s not King James anymore—it’s woke.”