Three of Five of McCarthy’s Choices for Jan. 6 Select Committee Voted against Certifying Election

AP News: “House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they have staunchly opposed.

“McCarthy has selected Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, who recently visited former President Donald Trump on trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and Trump’s New Jersey golf club, to be the top Republican on the panel, according to a Republican familiar with the decision and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi must approve the names before they are final, per committee rules…

“The five Republican men selected by McCarthy have all backed Trump, whose supporters laid siege to the Capitol building on Jan. 6 and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. [Ranking Member Jim Banks, R-IN, and Reps. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and Troy Nehls, R-TX) all voted to overturn Biden’s win that day, even after the rioting. [Reps. Rodney Davis, R-IL, and Kelly Armstrong, R-ND] were among the minority of Republicans who voted to certify Biden’s win.”

California GOP’s Official Recall Clown Car Roster Off by Nearly 100 Candidates Compared with 2003

Los Angeles Times: “State elections officials announced late Saturday that 41 candidates had filed valid paperwork and met other requisites to appear on the recall ballot to replace Newsom, kicking off the final phase of campaigning before the Sept. 14 election. Secretary of State Shirley Weber will release a certified list of names that will appear on the ballot on Wednesday.

“It’s a far cry from the 2003 recall election of then-Gov. Gray Davis, a media spectacle where 135 candidates appeared on the ballot in a campaign that drew global attention.

“The current recall has not captured the public imagination the way the prior one did. Political experts say that’s because this effort appears less likely to succeed and lacks the novelty of California’s first gubernatorial recall. While there are two reality stars running, there’s no candidate with the stature of Schwarzenegger. The most famous candidate in the race, Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, decamped to Australia to film a reality television show shortly before the filing deadline.”

Steve Schmidt: Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News ‘Has Birthed a Fascist Movement on American Soil’

Steve Schmidt
Steve Schmidt

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.

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Judge Gives Trumpist Big Lie Proponent Lin Wood One Week to Explain Illegally Posting Video of Hearing

Detroit Free Press: “One of the prominent purveyors of election conspiracies and an avowed Donald Trump advocate must explain to a Michigan federal judge why he posted a video recording of a recent court hearing likely in violation of local rules.

“U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker is giving Lin Wood until Thursday to explain in writing why he posted a recording of a recent hearing to the social media platform Telegram. Under the court rules for the Eastern District of Michigan, the ‘broadcasting of judicial proceedings by radio or television or other means’ is prohibited.”

Qanon Accuses Q US Senate Candidate of Trafficking His Own Daughter Because She Wore Red Shoes

Left: Lahmeyer, center, with Q conspiracists  disgraced Gen. Mike Flynn, left, and pillow grifter Mike Lyndell; right: Lahmeyer's daughter in red shoes
Left: Lahmeyer, center, with Q conspiracists disgraced Gen. Mike Flynn, left, and pillow grifter Mike Lyndell; right: Lahmeyer’s daughter in red shoes

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:

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Regnery, Funder of Fascist Causes, Dead at 80

HuffPost: “William H. Regnery II, a racist, reclusive multimillionaire who used his inherited fortune to finance vile white supremacist groups in the hopes of one day forming an American whites-only ethnostate, died earlier this month, his family and associates confirmed. He was 80 years old. Regnery, whose family amassed riches from its right-wing publishing empire, died on July 2 in Florida after a “long battle with cancer,” his cousin Alfred, the former head of Regnery Publishing, confirmed to HuffPost.”

Court: Arizona ‘Fraudit’ Company’s Fundraising Documents Are Public Record

Talking Points Memo: “An Arizona judge on Thursday denied Republican senators’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking records on the financial backers and other aspects of the sham “audit” of the 2020 elections in Maricopa County.

“’It is difficult to conceive of a case with a more compelling public interest demanding public disclosure and public scrutiny,’ Judge Michael W. Kemp wrote at the end of a seven-page decision.

“The ruling, in favor of a lawsuit for records from the left-leaning watchdog group American Oversight, gets the public one step closer to learning behind-the-scenes details of the audit, including who’s funding it.”

Texas Terrorist Family Arrested in Insurrection Probe, Had a Child with Them on Jan. 6

Munn family from Borger, Texas, arrested in Jan. 6 investigation
Munn family from Borger, Texas, arrested in Jan. 6 investigation

DeadState.com: “Five members of a Texas family who traveled to D.C. on Jan. 6 and stormed the U.S. Capitol — even bringing a minor child inside the building — were arrested this Tuesday and individually slapped with four federal charges, ABC News reports.

Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn were described by prosecutors as a “nuclear family” from Borger, Texas. According to court documents, they also brought an unidentified minor child into the Capitol building with them. The child has not been charged.”

Pelosi Feared Trump Would Start Nuke War in January 2021

The Hill: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was fearful former President Trump would launch nuclear weapons in his final days in the White House, according to a new book:

Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker write in “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” that Pelosi called Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after the Capitol riot to express her concerns about Trump’s behavior, the newspaper reported. According to the book, she wanted to ensure Trump could not start a war and launch nuclear weapons as one of his final acts in power.

“This guy’s crazy,” Pelosi reportedly told Milley. “He’s dangerous. He’s a maniac.”

“Ma’am, I guarantee you that we have checks and balances in the system,” Milley responded, Leonnig and Rucker write.