What do you do if you expect an insurrection and nobody shows up?

| January 21, 2021

The most voted for President in American history really draws a crowd

There aren’t a lot of photos of the crowd that showed up for Biden’s inauguration yesterday. That’s because there wasn’t much of a crowd. People joked that they were deploying tens of thousands of troops and law enforcement to help fill out the audience. Turns out they outnumbered the attendees by about 50-to-1. I mean, just look at poor Bernie here all alone. They should have gotten a few national guardsmen to at least cuddle the poor old socialist.


Anywho, when you’ve been planning for two weeks for there to be 74 million angry “Q d’eTwat dipshits” (h/t to Commissar) to show up and overthrow the country and install the worlds worst dictator, what do you do if nobody shows up? If you’re Army Times you write the puffiest puff piece of all time. It even includes some gung ho, Army is great quotes from an E-4.

The National Guard had a quiet day in DC standing post against threats they helped prevent

It was a quiet day for the roughly 25,000 members of the National Guard sent to defend Washington against a potential second insurrection attempt during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

It was “uneventful,” Lt. Col. Marshall Hunt — who commanded some 300 National Guard members from New York stationed at the Supreme Court and Library of Congress — told Military Times.

“Uneventful equals success for us,” he added.

What say the E-4 mafia on being ordered across the country to sleep in the halls of Congress?

“It was a really really cool experience, I love doing Army type things, especially something as important as this, so I was really willing to drop everything and come here,” Spc. Robert Coonan, who has been in Washington since Jan. 8 said.

You gotta dig deep into the article for the mention of the political purge that can now begin in earnest with our new pre-pubescent girl sniffing overlord in office.

As steel fences and concreate [sic] barriers, manned by members of the National Guard went up all around Washington, the FBI warned of a potential insider attack at the Capitol.

Ultimately 12 members of the National Guard were flagged during a background check and sent back home.

Two of those removed from their posts were flagged for “inappropriate comments or texts,” Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the Nation Guard Bureau, told reporters on Tuesday.

If they only found 12 people making inappropriate comments in a deployment of 25,000, they weren’t looking very hard.

After nearly a year of constant riots, they’ve finally realized that overwhelming shows of force can work. It’ll be interesting to see if they do this against leftist rioters or if it’s only when the right wing folks get uppity do they call in more manpower than was needed to invade a South Pacific island held by fanatical, battle hardened Japanese troops.

Thanks to Jeff LPH 3 for sending in the tip.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Army, Biden, Big Pentagon, Guest Link, National Guard

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  1. Sapper3307 says:

    And the Army occupying ribbon will be issued?

  2. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Most Popular Candidate Ever!

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Hey, Bernie has become a meme unto himself online. There are Bernie mems all over the place now, ncluding the lunch on a steel beam with the beamjacks in NYC, back in the days of building real skyscrapers. He’s sitting there with the rest of the real laborers, mittens and all. Maybe they even shared a crust of bread with him….

  4. KoB says:

    Good to know that the ramparts of Fort Stevens are still manned. Be a shame if the Ghosts of Jubal Early’s ragtag Cornfederated Johnny Rebs, II Corps ANV, had of overrun the Nasty Girls.

    Wonder how much that big nothing burger cost us to insure us that the wearers of the Royal Purple Reignment would be safe and secure from all alarm?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Stevens

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Maybe you can ‘splain to me, KoB, why Harris being Veep is SO important these people are nearly drooling on the floor over it, when the REAL FIRST FEMALE RULER was Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, who brought her country out of the wretched poverty it had seen for decades and into prominence as a world leading country.

      Yes, I’m leaving out Joan of Arc, because she was suckered into that, and Cleopatra, because she was only a figurehead and had to do what the (male) priests told her to do.

      • KoB says:

        Mi’Lady I have scratched my watch and wound my ass over the deifying of her when all the lefties were falling all over themselves. She got to her position in Commiefornia politics doing the very thing that women have tried NOT to have to do to get ahead. (pun intended) She could not garner any votes during the primaries from her own district, dropped out very early, has NO real skilz, is NOT a Black Woman, and should have been tainted with the legacy of slavery. Her Grandpappy beat feet out of Jamaica, with his slaves, to Lousy Anna, her mother was East Indian, and she has lied and stolen life stories from other people, including Dr. King.

        Only thing I can figure is we are seeing the culmination of more than 50 years of planning by the Socialists/Marxists to bring down the American Republic. It is pretty much accepted that she was the chosen one of the Cool Black Dude and will do the biddings of her handlers, from Obozo, to Hitlery, to the Salinsky/Soros crowd. Everybody saying take a wait and see attitude til the mid terms or the ’24 elections. Be way yonder too late by then. I’m of the opinion that they will wait til ’22, then 25th A Sniff and then Blow will take over. She will appoint Mooshell as VP (still no female VP) Obozo will be packed onto the SCOTUS, the Military will be headed by hand picked goons, personal weapons will be outlawed, the thought police in full force, and the best investments will be in scoop trucks, riot gear, and Soylent Futures.

        A little linky on the FIRST (ht 2 TX Norsky) true Black Female VP Candidate:

        https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/charlotta-bass/

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          Well, I’m glad you got that off your plate.

          I don’t see it quite that way, y’see, because Spendy Joe is quite willing to buy votes by bankrupting this country. He’ll have to borrow from Xi Jinping to pay off the debt load he builds. I give this recession a lifespan of 30 month ahead of us, before he’s told ‘there’s no more money to be had’.

          • NHSparky says:

            The cool part about that is if the impending market collapse (oops, “correction”) will render my 401(k) worthless, of if hyperinflation will do it first.

            Misery Index, here we come again!

          • Ex-PH2 says:

            Well, If that’s the case, Sparky, the Gubmint won’t find anything to steal from your retirement fund.

        • OWB says:

          Can’t argue with most of your ideas except for the emergence of the O’s in any capacity which would require them to show up for work on a regular basis. Just don’t see that happening. (Not that I blame them, actually. They have been there, done that.)

          Meanwhile, American feminists seem to be OK now with securing jobs using whatever skills a gal has between her legs. Merit went out the window some time ago.

        • rgr769 says:

          Well, Kamala-toe is Half-Negro, via her Jamaican daddy. So she is as much Half-Black as 0bama. But she is not African-American. 0bama is Halfrican; since his purported father is African, he can claim African-American. His mother was an actual American citizen, even if fully caucasian.

          God, I hope your predictions for 2022 are wrong.

          • justplainjason says:

            Man how did this page fall this far? You seem like a charming fellow.

            • 11B-Mailclerk says:

              Well if Donk racist idiots made an issue of her genetics, how is it wrong to comment on the topic?

              One is American, birth or naturalized, or one is not. It is just sad that racist donk-fools still play the hyphen-american racist game in the 21st century. Mocking that Donk foolishness is quite just and proper.

            • SFC D says:

              Kamala was placed in this position by the democrats because she is (A) female, and (B) black. Notice that there is nothing about being qualified to serve as VP or (God forbid) President. She checked the two required blocks. If she was as good as the democrats are now claiming, she wouldn’t have failed so miserably in the primaries. A failure that she blamed on “voter racism”. Chew on that. Voter racism within her party was the cause of her failure.

          • 31BSFC says:

            Ole camel toe is only an eighth Afro Caribbean , father was a quarter and mother full Indian, the one with the dot not the feather

      • The Other Whitey says:

        What about Boudicca?

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    The PTSD claims will overwhelm the VA for years to come.

    • FuzeVT says:

      I would have it if I had had to watch the inauguration!

    • Green Thumb says:

      There I was, in the shit, with no ammo in my weapon, smoking a cigarette in the alley at C street and 3rd NW.

      I dropped my lighter.

      I still dream about the day and wake up in a sweat….

  6. FuzeVT says:

    Is “concreate” some new sort of high tech building material? Concreate Barriers™ probably cost the Pentagon $18,000 a piece!

  7. OWB says:

    When it was cold enough to wear mittens and gloves, why weren’t people also wearing hats? Masks may help a little to keep warm, but all those bald heads!

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Frozen brains make it easier for them to not think clearly.

    • MI Ranger says:

      I noticed GEN Millie was not even wearing an overcoat…just his blues! He must have learned the Garlic trick (good circulation) back in his SF days.

      Yeah, hats help with the loss of body heat! Noticed Bernie wasn’t wearing one, just those mittens with big crochet holes.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Good base layer goes far.

      • Hondo says:

        Yeah, hats help with the loss of body heat! Noticed Bernie wasn’t wearing one, just those mittens with big crochet holes.

        Perhaps Bernie was just practicing for the next Politburo funeral.

  8. Devtun says:

    The most expensive rent a crowd evah.

  9. MarineDad61 says:

    At the state level, crickets in Harrisburg, PA,
    where the State Capitol was closed,
    and surrounded by barricades, police, and PA National Guard.
    A huge OVERreaction.

    Meanwhile, at least 4 locals here are seen in this video,
    coming OUT of the DC Capitol on January 6.
    More, 1 has national (GOP) connections… his DAD,
    MRC head and Fox talk face Brent Bozell (III).

  10. Penguinman000 says:

    They’ve shown up. They’re just not the demographic being portrayed.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/anti-biden-antifa-portland-police

  11. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    One battalion of Mech Infantry would have been more than sufficient to safeguard the Most Popular Candidate Ever. Two -divisions-? Stupid.

    Remember when the Left lost its collective shit over the threat/optics because Trump had a couple of parked armored vehicles at an event?

    • rgr769 says:

      But all those Bradley’s with 25mm canons and machine guns around the Capitol building would have been an unfavorable optic. Although, San Fran Nan wanted .50 cal Brownings set up at key locations, so they could mow down any Trumpsters who showed up to protest Xiden’s installation.

  12. NHSparky says:

    So, question for Dipshit Larsie-boi:

    Buncha assholes in Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere threw their regular temper tantrums yesterday, including attempting to set federal buildings (including courthouses) on fire. So are they insurrectionists too?

    Asking for a friend.

    • OldManchu says:

      Overly Double Space response incommmmmmmming!!!

    • UpNorth says:

      If they aren’t classed as insurrectionists, are they building a defense for those arrested for their actions in D.C.? After all, they tried to burn down federal buildings.

      • rgr769 says:

        In Seattle and Portland they have tried to burn down federal buildings for months. Most of us have seen the repeated videos. But for federal LEO’s, they would have succeeded. Local LEO’s wouldn’t defend the federal facilities.

        • Berliner says:

          In Seattle pAntifa Anarchists weren’t satisfied with just federal buildings. They damaged the original Starbucks, a major tourist spot.

          (Disclosure… I drink Maxim Instant Coffee)

          • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

            How much money did Starbuckx give to support their cause? In the eyes of Pantyfa/BLM, probably not enough…

    • The Dead Man says:

      He’s in another thread earning his paycheck poorly. He’ll conveniently ignore this like he conveniently ignores anything else that rattles his narrow little mind.

      Incidentally, I’m enjoying the left already starting to try and eat itself. The right’s doing it too and we might end up with either new parties that actually work, or better, multiple parties. Finally. What with the founding fathers themselves believing a two party system would be the death of the country.

  13. JURASSICHM says:

    The Democrat circus is back in town, only with more “diverse” clowns.

  14. justplainjason says:

    I think this is a little like closing the door after the cows got out, but you all aware something happened at the capitol on January 6th?

    The president at that time “allegedly” encouraged his stupidest cultists to do something. Maybe this was to ensure a safe and secure transfer of power?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Or. Maybe you are epically wrong.

      One battalion (~1000) was more than sufficient to the mission. Two divisions (~30,000) and a giant razor-wire topped fence was -stupid-. Especially when they decided to prohibit arming the soldiers. (No ammo)

      That “no ammo” bit proves they knew there was no real threat.

      Stupid theater, and it showed them in their idiocy.

      There would not have been an intrusion in the Capital Building if the folks guarding it had kept the doors locked.

      They let them in. Proven. -Stupid-.

      So this FurorBunker show was all bullshit. They knew it. We know it.

      • justplainjason says:

        Really? Those videos of people busting out windows and beating to death that capitol cop was all faked? I am so glad that you are here to set me straight.

        We already know the Trump Cult really doesn’t give a shit about “blue lives matter” when it gets in the way of their goals. Having the national guard there in support is not a bad thing.

        One of the missions of the National Guard is riot and crowd control. You don’t have to be armed to do that.

        Doesn’t the army teach fight 3:1 anymore?

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          The folks guarding the Capitol let the yahoos in. Proven.

          You can’t breach those windows without power tools. Fire Department hand tools won’t do it. You can bash all day, and all you do is make it opaque.

          Common “hurricane proof” glass is similar.

          It is well documented that the security opened doors. Fact. Deal with it. Had they not done so, that cluster-fuck never would have happened.

          That -epic- stupid move cost lives. Congress controlled that security, and it shows.

          Dodge that point all you want. Won’t help.

          • justplainjason says:

            So they beat the capitol police officer to death for funsies?

            You really need to get off the conspiracy sites buddy.

            And are you okay with that dude being a racist shit?

            • Poetrooper says:

              justplainjason asked, “Man how did this page fall this far?”

              You helped immeasurably…

              • justplainjason says:

                I’ll take that because I haven’t posted here in a while. You seem to have let a lot of garbage in here. I poke my head in here a couple times in the last month and you have a guy posting racist shit? I can’t imagine what it was like over the last summer.

                • Poetrooper says:

                  And when you do show up, you come in like gangbusters labeling Trump supporters as a cult, like you’re some kind of Lars Light.

                  Yeah, you own a piece of that fall, pal…

            • justplainjasonsass says:

              I don’t know what I’m talking about… I get all my info from reddit and other “progressive sites!

            • 11B-Mailclerk says:

              You heard the whistle. You are the dog.

              Racist.

            • Hondo says:

              So they beat the capitol police officer to death for funsies?

              No. But you know that, JPJ – just like you know that the unarmed USAF vet who was shot to death by a Capitol policeman while climbing through a broken window wasn’t shot to death for “funsies”. Nor were the other 3 people who died during the riot (one participant trampled, two others who died of a heart attack and stroke likely induced by the riot) killed “for fun”. Nor were the 50-60 injured police and similar number of rioters injured “for fun”.

              The 6 Jan Capitol storming was a protest that degenerated into a riot. Like in combat, during a riot things get destroyed and people get hurt – and sometimes people get killed. That’s why riots are categorically unlawful, have no constitutional protections as “protest activities”, and have been condemned by damn near everyone who’s commented here. Except for possibly the last point, I suspect you already knew all of that, too.

              That’s true of both the BLM riots and the Capitol riots, by the way. I can only think of a very few (in fact, only one in particular commenter comes to mind) who has justified rioting as a means of protest. And I can’t think of any comment I’ve seen that held that the Capitol riot was justified (though I guess it’s possible one exists and I missed it).

              FWIW: Like you, I’m also bothered some of the language in comments I’ve seen here during the past year or so. But since Jonn died, there hasn’t been the same level of consistency and enforcement regarding what is and isn’t allowable in terms of commentary.

              That’s probably because while he was alive Jonn made that call himself per his own standards; this ensured reasonable consistency. That function (monitoring comments for suitability and taking remedial action when one isn’t suitable) is being handled differently now. Since I’m not the one running the show here, it’s not my place to say more regarding the subject.

              No need for a reply, but I’ll be happy to discuss the matter further in a civil manner if you want.

              • justplainjason says:

                I think we used to talk a bit a while back. The US doesn’t have a left right problem it has an authoritarian problem. Some people love authoritarians if they speak their language. Personally, I am not a big fan of having the presidential inauguration surrounded by National Guard. I don’t want to bore you on my complete thoughts on the subject.

                I am not going to hide the fact I am an anti-trump guy. He could have used his position to cool things down and make the transition better, but he is a spoiled child. This is probably the first time in his life he has “lost.” Someone who has more or less been given everything in his life has no concept on how to lose. I don’t give a shit about conspiracy theories about “voter fraud”.

                Every day we make choices to live life in a certain way. Ashli Babbitt was a victim in many ways, but she also chose to go that way. Like George Floyd, she could have just done what the officer told her and maybe she would be alive today.

              • Poetrooper says:

                Hondo, while I, too, am bothered by some of the language and insults, I think the level of discourse here in TAH comments is a fairly reasonable reflection of what we see taking place on the national scene.

                In fact, if anything, I would deem it more moderate with the exception of those threads where Lars enters the fray with his profane, contemptuous denunciations, inspiring like responses.

                What with most of us coming from military backgrounds we are accustomed to dealing with tough, straight, frequently profane talk.

                When it is constantly, insultingly hurled into our faces by a commenter who acts more like an unfit-for-service, know-it-all private than a field grade officer, we tend to respond with a bit of our own venom.

                As for justplainjason showing up occasionally after long absences, expecting everything to be unchanged in spite of the deterioration of the national political scene, well that’s just a foolish expectation on his part, akin to going back to your hometown after being away for years with the wishful hope of finding it unchanged. It’s simply unrealistic.

                Even though, as a strong believer in free speech, I have long maintained that Lars should be allowed to continue commenting, I do believe that his presence here has had a negative effect on the level of discourse. I offer no solution nor do I expect our admins to have an easy remedy to the enduring dilemma:

                Free speech always carries a price…

                • justplainjason says:

                  I am not a fan of Kamala Harris’s background as a prosecutor. There are plenty of places to attack here on that ground, maybe as vice-President she will do something to correct that I don’t know. I have a problem with attacking her on her sex or race.

                  • OWB says:

                    So, when she makes an issue of it we are supposed to do what exactly? SHE is the one who told tales about bussing, for instance. Yeah, an appropriate response to her claim was to ask when she road a bus to public school.

                    You throw out an issue, any issue, and you own it.

                    So, you got an issue with discussing her gender and/or race? Take it up with her.

                    • justplainjason says:

                      I don’t know, if you want if you want to bust politicians on possibly lying sure. Of being a shitty human and possibly doing illegal stuff you look past racial bias and dive into their careers. Of course that might take effort.

                  • Poetrooper says:

                    What on earth does Kamala Harris have to do with my comment?

                  • timactual says:

                    I think you confuse mockery of the current hysterical obsession with race with personal attack.

                    How do you feel about “white privilege”?

                • Hondo says:

                  Hondo, while I, too, am bothered by some of the language and insults . . . .

                  The insults aren’t what concern me, PT – and neither is the coarse language. But IMO – and maybe it’s just me – it seems that there has been a noticeable uptick in language that is questionable, borderline, and at times overtly racist in comments here since Jonn’s demise.

                  IMO that’s largely because Jonn never permitted that kind of stuff. He had quite consistent standards when it came to racist commentary, and when he noted (or someone brought) a problem comment to his attention he promptly evaluated it and dealt with it decisively. He was the sole enforcement authority and had consistent standards regarding what he would and would not allow. He also wasn’t afraid to moderate (or even ban) people when they proved recalcitrant concerning violating his policies for the site.

                  But that’s no longer the case; the policies and mechanisms for controlling that kind of crap have changed since his death.

                  That’s all I’m going to say concerning the matter.

                  • Poetrooper says:

                    Well that surprises me because compared to the many other sites I routinely read, my observation is that TAH is almost simon-pure when it comes to racist comments. I must have missed something.

                    I occasionally submit links to articles here at TAH which are declined by admin as being possibly construed as racist even though those articles are from major conservative sites and innocuous in my opinion.

                    Even more so than beauty, it seems racism is in the eye of the beholder.

                  • timactual says:

                    I haven’t noticed any particularly racist comments. Perhaps an article on the problem, with examples, would be useful?

                • timactual says:

                  ” a fairly reasonable reflection of what we see taking place on the national scene… if anything, I would deem it more moderate ”

                  Couldn’t agree more. In fact, I agree with everything in your comment. Genius!

            • rgr769 says:

              No you moron, one individual threw a fire extinguisher at several officers, and the one who died was hit in the head with it.

              • justplainjason says:

                That is some mental gymnastics to try and justify the homicide of a cop. Blue lives only matter someties I guess.

                • Poetrooper says:

                  So rgr769’s correcting your mischaracterization of the event, constitutes justification of cop-killing, hmm?

                  Talk about mental gymnastics–you truly are Lars Light…

                  • justplainjason says:

                    I have no clue who Lars is, but if the shoe fits Ill proudly wear it.

                    We must be watching some completely different video. It was funny for a bunch of ‘”patriots” I saw a lot of Trump flags.

                    • Poetrooper says:

                      If you don’t know who Lars is, you really are out of touch with this site, because he long identified as Lars before he adopted his Commissar username.

                      And if you know that little about commenters here, that just further strengthens my belief that you’re out of your lane coming in here condemning what you perceive as changes for the worse.

                • timactual says:

                  I see it’s now “homicide” and not “beating to death”. Small steps.

                  Next question, who is justifying the death of this police officer?

                • rgr769 says:

                  Well, Jason, you have proven by your comments that you are a drinker of MSM (Progda) Kool-aid. I watched the video of the protester hucking the fire extinguisher at several officers in a scrum with other protesters. He was not “beaten to death.” None of the officers around him thought he was seriously injured. In fact, he walked back to his office where he later collapsed. We still don’t know exactly the cause of his death. But morons like you will continue to believe he was singled out by a mob of Trump supporters, then surrounded and beaten to death by dozens.

    • KoB says:

      Not that the war is over,Dogs and Soldiers, Keep off the grass.

      How much gear is ratholed in FEMA Warehouses that could have been used for these Troops?

    • 5JC says:

      Man I would have killed for such a sweet spot to sleep in Iraq in 07. Lucky bastards. Plus they can put together an authentic garage band.

      • Poetrooper says:

        Sweating profusely while rolled up inside a liner-less poncho on the rocky ground throughout a cold, rainy night in the Annamese Cordillera in 1965-66.

        • timactual says:

          Pish tush! Everyone knows it doesn’t get cold in the tropics!

          And everyone knows that a poncho is a useless POS in situations like that. A poncho liner on the other hand; you are just as wet as if you used a poncho, but it’s water and not sweat. And it’s quieter, less shiny, and easier to unass if necessary.

      • timactual says:

        Not me. Dirt, especially grass covered dirt, is more comfortable than concrete. They probably didn’t want them messing up the landscaping or creating visual pollution with their presence. An “Upstairs Downstairs” kind of thing; the help must remain unseen.

    • rgr769 says:

      Where were the rubber ladies and the sleeping bags? The Guard doesn’t have them anymore?

      • Claw says:

        Rubber Ladies (8465-254-8887) are still in the active inventory somewhere in that Area 51 warehouse, however since 1994 they supposedly were replaced by 8465-01-393-6515, Sleeping Mat, Self-Inflating, OD Green./s