Madison Cawthorn tries (and fails) to justify seditious rhetoric

Pretty sure he flunked out of homeschool:

You know, this is exactly what happened in the Revolutionary War. You know, we just felt like we didn't have any representation so people wanted to go and fight because of that.

It was *nothing* like what happened in the Revolutionary War, you twit. In the 1760's the British Parliament passed numerous restrictive acts on the Colonies, which included several forms of taxation (without representation). But it wasn't just the money being squeezed out of colonists, the Quartering Act required the colonists to house and feed the very Crown soldiers who were oppressing them. Those troops literally booted families out of their homes and moved in, with zero compensation. 80 million Americans voted Trump out of office, but you chose to ignore the will of the people. Just like George III did. Maddy is not much for critical thinking, either:

Friday News: Long overdue

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PUSH TO RATIFY EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IN NC GAINS STEAM: Equal Rights Amendment supporters said Thursday it's still important for the North Carolina legislature to ratify the proposal for the sake of fair treatment for all women, even as ERA's future is being weighed by a court. General Assembly lawmakers and state and national ERA activists announced in an online news conference their redoubled efforts to bring ratification up for debate and votes this year. Democratic legislators said they plan to introduce such resolutions in the legislative session that begins in earnest next week. Republicans in charge of the General Assembly have been cool to acting on past such resolutions, but one expected bill sponsor said efforts to enshrine equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution should be bipartisan. “It is time to guarantee equal pay, equal access and equal opportunity to everyone,” said Sen. Valerie Foushee, an Orange County Democrat.
https://www.wral.com/north-carolina-legislators-press-again-for-era-ratification/19484447/

Another day

We knew it was bad,
those miserable years
of mindless trump of shame.
But without a shred of sanity on the lying right
there was nothing we could do
to stop the reckless decline
of governance
by man-babies
who did what they did
again and again
simply because they could.

QAnon suffers a possibly fatal blow with Inauguration

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The threads of this crazy quilt are coming apart:

For years, legions of QAnon conspiracy theory adherents encouraged one another to “trust the plan" as they waited for the day when President Donald Trump would orchestrate mass arrests, military tribunals and executions of his Satan-worshipping, child-sacrificing enemies.

Keeping the faith wasn’t easy when Inauguration Day didn’t usher in “The Storm,” the apocalyptic reckoning that they have believed was coming for prominent Democrats and Trump’s “deep state” foes. QAnon followers grappled with anger, confusion and disappointment Wednesday as President Joe Biden was sworn into office.

Of course you can't get rid of crazy that easily, but you can cause it to chase its tail for a while. The fact they put so much emphasis on Trump as the hero of their fantasy has doomed this particular cult to an embarrassing ending, as their hero slinks down to Mar-A-Lago to lick his wounds and try to figure out how to avoid the monstrous karma wheel that's about to crush him. And his apparent "weakness" has driven the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups to turn on Trump like rabid dogs:

Thursday News: Torchlight shines again

PRESIDENT BIDEN IMMEDIATELY ACTS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM: Biden’s proposed bill would let many undocumented immigrants become citizens after eight years, if they were present in the country at the beginning of this year. The immigrants could apply for a green card after five years if they pass background checks and pay their taxes, according to the proposal, and three years later could apply for citizenship. Biden’s executive orders, meanwhile, halted the so-called “Muslim ban,” which restricted travel from several primarily Muslim countries, paused construction of Trump’s border wall, and formally reinstated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. “We need a complete overhaul that protects the American people but is also consistent with our values,” a White House official said.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248648595.html

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