[Independent] Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to deflect the blame for the US Capitol off of himself and onto the general populace as Trump supporters stormed the seat of Congress.
"As a nation, I know we sit back and we’re appalled by what we’re seeing," Mr McCarthy said. "But I want everybody to take a deep breath and understand: We all have some responsibility here."
The Washington Post reported on Mr McCarthy's comments.
He made the comments to ABC News on 6 January while Trump supporters fought against US Capitol police officers to gain access to the Congress.
Yes, yes, this is of a piece with how I owe "reparations" to people who can't even prove they are descendants of slaves even though I can prove none of my ancestors came here until half a century after slavery was abolished. And I'm a crank for seeing it that way, morons like K. McCarthy would argue...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
01/26/2021 13:54 Comments ||
A DWIT is a haplessperson who's caught between being a dweeb and a twit. A total loserwith no hope of ever changing. A DWIT is more of a put down than either of its words of origin.
The used car salesman SENATOR attempted to sell sold his constituency that they are DWITs a Yugo. if they don't believe they are responsible for all acts of others, all the time, anywhere, no matter the facts of the event.
[National Review] The Biden administration is hoping to "speed up" efforts to place Harriet Tubman’s image on the $20 bill after the Obama-era initiative came to a standstill under the Trump administration.
"The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriett Tubman on the front of the $20 notes," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during a briefing on Monday.
"It’s important that our notes, our money ... reflect the history and diversity of our country, and Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that," she said. "So we’re exploring ways to speed up that effort."
In April 2016 the Treasury Department announced that Tubman, who escaped slavery and helped lead more than 300 others to freedom, would be placed on the front of the $20 bill, while former President Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, would be moved to the bill’s reverse side.
Print 10 trillion of them just to make sure it gets into circulation. Stack 'em up on pallets and send 'em to Iran.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
01/26/2021 12:01 Comments ||
Primer on Length of Service for USA Currency :
Banks and individuals will hand over "mutilated" bills and coins to these agencies. They then validate its authenticity and issue a Treasury check in return. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing receives around 25,000 mutilated currency redemption claims annually. Each bill is shredded and sent to waste energy facilities for disposal.
The Federal Reserve
The great regulator of money distributes currency through its 30 Federal Reserve Bank Cash Offices, after receiving it from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. But it also destroys currency that it wants taken out of circulation and replaced with fresh money.
The Fed is diligent about keeping our currency fit since a torn or mangled bill can't go through an ATM, a vending machine, or another electronic reader. As a result, the average life of each bill is surprisingly short:
$1 bills: 3.7 years
$5 bills: 3.4 years
$10 bills: 3.4 years
$20 bills: 5.1 years
$50 bills: 12.6 years
$100 bills: 8.9 years
Overall the average life for all bills is about five years.The Fed occasionally has some reason for accelerating the rate at which money is taken out of the system, like when a new bill design is introduced. But generally, a banknote's fitness determines how long it remains in the financial system.
So how does the Fed know if a bill is fit for commerce? It processes currency submitted to its Federal Reserve banks by the public to check for fitness. The cash offices uses a sophisticated high-speed sorting machine called the "Banknote processing system 3000," manufactured by German firm Giesecke & Devrient. The BPS 3000 has sophisticated sensors that check bills for authenticity and defects like graffiti, dog ears, tears, excessive soiling, and limpness. If a bill is counterfeit, it is sent to the Secret Service. But if it's merely unfit by the Fed's standards, then the machine shreds it. Those shredded notes are sent to landfills or packaged and provided as souvenirs to the public on Federal Reserve Bank tours.
How much money does the Fed destroy? In 2010, its cash offices destroyed 5.95 billion notes. In 2009, that number was even larger at 6.05 billion notes. A large proportion of those notes were $1 and $20 bills, which are the workhorses of the American economy. In 2010, 2.6 billion $1 bills were destroyed.
[The Hill] President Biden said Monday that he's open to negotiating the income limits for a new round of stimulus payments as he seeks to enact a coronavirus relief package early in his presidency.
"This is all a bit of a moving target in terms of the precision with which this goes," he said at an event where he signed an executive order aimed at increasing federal procurement of American-made goods.
Biden earlier this month released a $1.9 trillion relief proposal that included direct payments of $1,400 per person. He said he included that item in his proposed package because it has bipartisan support and because he thought its inclusion could increase the odds of his proposal passing.
However, some lawmakers have expressed concerns that the payments might not be targeted enough to those most in need and could go to some high-income families.
I don’t need an extra $600. I don’t want it if it means extra national debt for my children to pay off. Let mine go to someone for whom it will make a difference
As it happens, though, there were income limits for the first round of stimulus checks, and more stringent limits for the current $600. So I was happy not to receive a check either time, and expected not to receive one again, if the Biden proposal passed.
This suggests to me that his mainly pork proposal is in trouble, and he hopes this will make the Republicans want to help him get it passed.
[BREITBART] Representative Eric I farted on national television Swalwell ... U.S. Representative-for-Life from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,'s 15th congressional district since 2013. Naturally he's a Dem. His district covers most of eastern Alameda County and part of central Contra Costa County. He was rapidly eliminated from the 2020 Dem nomination pool. He looks a lot like Greg Marmelard, and has the distinction of being one of the few politicians to ever fart on national teevee... (D-CA) Monday on MSNBC’s "Live" said that Democrats were impeaching former President Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... , so he is convicted in the Senate, which includes a penalty of disqualification from office.
Jackson asked, "Do you plan to address the constitutional authority as has been raised by some of these Republicans for the House to bring an impeachment against somebody and for the Senate to convict somebody who is no longer serving?"
Swalwell said, "It’s constitutional. The Senate is steeped in tradition and custom, and I think it would be persuasive to them that they have actually done this before. They have held a trial for somebody who was no longer in office."
Jackson said, "You’re talking about the secretary of war?"
Swalwell said, "That’s right, Secretary of War, Belknap, we will all hear that name more than we probably want, but it’s because the Founders put as one of the penalties disqualification from office and because Donald Trump we know will do this again, has such a disdain for democracy and a disdain for public safety, we can’t afford as a country to give him a chance to come close to doing this again."
We shouldn't give whiny bitches who (allegedly) passed information to Chinese spies the opportunity to serve in Congress, either, but here we are...
He continued, "Our president invited and assembled this mob, he told this big betrayal of a lie, a betrayal of the Constitution that his supporters could stop a steal, and then he inflamed them and then sent them to the Capitol. I think just as powerful as what he did is what he didn’t do once they arrived, once they beat, spit on, stampeded over coppers, he said nothing for over two hours."
He added, "We’re confident that we can persuade the jury to convict with whatever amount of time they give us. I will leave it to the senate to set the rules. we’ve got the evidence."
He is admitting that the post election “impeachment “ is all about political motives to block a future Trump run. The precedent becomes that the legislature can remove an elected President whenever it has the political will to do so. No actual crime need be proven, merely power and propaganda.
[The Hill] Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over former President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, which is scheduled to begin in earnest on Feb. 8.
Instead, Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy (Vt.), the most senior member of the Senate Democratic Conference, will preside over the trial.
Leahy on Monday confirmed he would wield the gavel and promised to administer "impartial justice."
"The president pro tempore has historically presided over Senate impeachment trials of non-presidents. When presiding over an impeachment trial, the president pro tempore takes an additional special oath to do impartial justice according to the Constitution and its laws. It is an oath that I take extraordinarily seriously," he said in a statement. then he burst into flames
Leahy vowed he would "not waver from my constitutional and sworn obligations to administer the trial with fairness, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws."
A spokesman for Leahy said the decision on presiding over the trial is up to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
You can't impeach and convict a private citizen -- impeachment is solely about removal from office.
At this point, this is a bill of attainder. I'm honestly surprised they haven't tried to bad Trump's descendants from holding office -- they may as well clear the board on Constitutionally forbidden acts.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
01/26/2021 8:05 Comments ||
Trump and the fight against him by the establishment was the Republic's death rattle. It is truly dead now and is up to the states that still want to keep it to leave.
Howie Carr had someone on his show yesterday who pointed out the following about Leahy - he's 80 years old and in his most recent public hearings / pressers, he makes Biden sound like Churchill - slurring & mumbling like all get out.
Is this why the Dems are keeping otherwise retirement home bound pols around, just to rubber stamp everything?
[NYPOST] The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by crooked former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a more than six-year federal prison sentence after being convicted on corruption charges. Silver’s Supreme Court appeal was a last-ditch effort by the former Albany powerbroker, who was twice convicted by New York juries on all counts related to kickback schemes he ran while in office.
The Lower East Side Democrat was passed over for a pardon by President Trump after several news reports stated Trump was considering the move during his last hours in office.
Silver had remained free from prison while waging a years-long battle to overturn his convictions on the corruption charges.
In 2017, a New York appeals court fully overturned his first conviction after it ruled the jury had been given improper instructions about the definition of corruption.
At his sentencing last year, Silver finally admitted wrongdoing and apologized for using his office to profit financially.
"My use of my office for personal gain was improper, selfish and ethically indefensible," he said in Manhattan federal court.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/26/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under:
"I got caught. Now let me off the hook..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
01/26/2021 13:27 Comments ||
Impeaching a person that no longer holds office for fear he is so popular that the voters will re-elect him. To me is proof enough there are a lot of Political Elites worried they will be exposed for felony level crimes, foreign $M affiliations/deals, questionable elections and pocketing Millions/Billions of Taxpayers money using backdoor payoffs. (eg.BIDEN, Hillary, Nancy, Chuck and others)
So I look at the 2020 Election as nothing more than a thin veiled shroud with a number factually proven holes pointing to a Political Coup.
Thus making the latest Impeachment Sham is nothing more that a desperate attempt to make sure the DC Guilty are outed and their TREASONOUS ACTS are never are released and Criminally acted on.
Obama also prosecuted 10 people for disclosing info. I think Trump only prosecuted 3 but I can't find the final tally number.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
01/26/2021 12:58 Comments ||
Odds of a Democratic nominee winning a presidential election w/out fraud while losing 18 out of 19 bellwether counties + all 3 bellwether states (incl OH by 8 points) + a reduced share of the black and Hispanic and working class votes
= ~1 in 10,000
On video. In the screencaps of the second-by-second live datafeed from Dominion's tabulation machines. In the ludicrous floating-point values outputted by those machines which, stupidly, were connected to the internet. In the boxes of ballots with thousands of identical birth dates -- in 1900. In the box of over 22,000 ballots all marked for one and only one identical candidate, the senile zombie who never left his basement and never inspired anyone to lift a finger to support him.
And this corrupt brain-addled basement-bound senile buffoon, we're told, actually pulled more votes than the man who packed a Pittsburgh-area stadium with ... SIXTY THOUSAND enthusiastic voters who'd stood in line and waited for HOURS to see their hero.
Fuck off. Just fuck off already with these ridiculous, preposterous lies.
Portman’s seat is expected to remain safe for Republicans, who've been tightening their grip on Ohio for the past decade. Potential GOP candidates for Portman's seat include: Congressman Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken, former state treasurer Josh Mandel and "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance.
January 11. 2020
[FoxBusinessNews] Digital payments processor confirms account closed for event organizer Ali Alexander, report says.
PayPal Holdings Inc said on Monday it has blocked the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo after it helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s event in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump ...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party... stormed the Capitol.
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The digital payments processor also confirmed to Rooters that it closed an account held by Ali Alexander, one of the organizers of the gathering. The news was reported earlier by Bloomberg, which cited an unnamed source.
Supporters of Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, trying halt the certification by Congress of President-elect Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Candidate for president in 2020. Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... ’s election victory.
Bloomberg reported last week that PayPal had closed an account held by Joy In Liberty, one of the groups that paid for supporters of Trump to travel to Washington where mobs stormed the Capitol.
Representatives of GiveSendGo, which describes itself as "A place to fund hope. A place to work together with the body of Christ around the world to make a difference," could not be reached immediately for comment.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.