Today is the day!

| March 4, 2021

March 4 has arrived. This was the original day a new president would be inaugurated. The date was changed in 1933 during the Second (and lesser if you ask me) Roosevelt Administration when the extra month and a half travel time to D.C. was no longer necessary. I’ll forgive you if you didn’t know that. Only hardcore history and trivia buffs (like myself) knew that before the last few weeks when suddenly the left and Democrats claimed that March 4 was now some sort of holy day for the far-right.

We’ve had thousands of National Guardsmen deployed to the Capitol since January 6th in anticipation of this day. They claimed this would be the day there’d be another attempt on the Capitol, hence why the District has been host to armed troops and prison-like fencing.

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Military Times report;

An advisory sent earlier this week to members of Congress by Timothy Blodgett, the acting House sergeant-at-arms, said that the Capitol Police had “no indication that groups will travel to Washington D.C. to protest or commit acts of violence.”

But wait. Now that the acting Capitol Police Chief is testifying in front of Congress….

But that advisory was updated in a note to lawmakers Wednesday morning. Blodgett wrote that the Capitol Police had received “new and concerning information and intelligence indicating additional interest in the Capitol for the dates of March 4th – 6th by a militia group.”

In her testimony to the House panel, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said her investigators had collected “some concerning intelligence,” but declined to provide any details publicly, saying that it was “law enforcement sensitive” and that she would provide a private briefing for the subcommittee members.

It’s worth noting that just last month the vast majority of her own officers, 92%, said they had no confidence in acting Chief Pittman’s leadership.  To be fair to her, the rank and file also have little faith in any of the Capitol Police command staff.

I guess we’ll see if the conspiracy theory nobody’s heard of adherents that will show up to overthrow the government on a date that has no significance to anyone.

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", Congress sucks, DC Government

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Do you suppose they will actually bus in the astroturf “rioters”, or just claim their display of force scared them off?

    • rgr769 says:

      I am thinking the latter. That way the swamprats can claim the 6,000 ArNG soldiers deterred the would be “militia rioters.”

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        I hear the real date of the big event is 1 April.

        And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street…

  2. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist says:

    I’m reminded of the 60s hippie wall poster, “what if they gave a war and nobody came?”

  3. OWB says:

    Just to be clear: There is NO inauguration today???

    Well, OK then. Will carry on as if this is just another day. Continuing to do nothing special seems easy enough.

  4. The Dead Man says:

    Reichstag Fire 2 coming to a political theater near you.

  5. E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

    The Left will stir up “intelligence” reports of threats against the Capital for as long as the Dems have the votes. They don’t care if your local police & police precincts are being overrun. They don’t care if business is being looted. They don’t care if your schools are closed because their kids go to private schools with no teachers’ unions. to be quite honest, they only “care” about you to keep voting them into power. On day 1, China Joe put Americans out or work, boys on the girls’ sports team, and the price of gas has gone up about $.40 a gallon where I live. Never let them forget. Never vote Democrat.

  6. JURASSICHM says:

    Gotta keep that right wing insurrection narrative alive to divert attention from the cluster fuck that is the Biden administration.

  7. KoB says:

    Keep the pot stirred, and keep Sniffy the prez in the basement. At the least they could do for the troops is feed them decently. Guess y’all have seen these reports?

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-national-guard-members-complain-of-undercooked-contaminated-meals-while-serving-in-dc-report

    • penguinman000 says:

      I’ll reserve (see what I did there?) judgement on this one. My small unit leader senses are tingling and indicating the potential of whining. Seems like everyone wants to be a victim these days.

      Considering the prevalence of social media amongst the troops (USAWTFmoments and such) I would’ve expected pictures, videos, etc…

      Even at the worst command I ever had, they still made sure folks were fed adequately.

      • KoB says:

        I keep my “guard” up on every news story I read, p’man. Hard to tell what is legit or the troops just bitchin’. In my Commands, the troops ALWAYS came FIRST (ht 2 Sea Dragon). Reading thru some of the comments, it seems as if other states troops were having similar problems. Been awhile since I’ve been on a deployment, and never as a NG, but we always took a good mixture of troops with us…Including cooks, clerks, and Supply Daddys. Another point that hasn’t been covered in all of this NG Deployment is, are the Troops on Title 10 or 32? Are We, The People, paying for this, or is it up to each state that sent units in? One of my pards here is an Engineering Company NCO. They’ve been on Title 10 for the last year, cleaning nursing homes. A handful of Georgia Troops were sent to DC, but we’re not real sure which ones.

        The political masters MUST be protected from the unwashed masses.

      • CWORet says:

        ‘zactly. I figure that the staples are T-Rats and MRE’s, with an occasional bussed in dinner. If meals are being tossed, it’s likely because they were not wanted, not inedible. Honestly, the mid-rat plates they would deliver to us on night shift were (considerably) less than outstanding, but certainly not sub-standard. Me thinks the young un’s might be getting bored…
        Oh, and about the whole parking lot sleeping arrangement bru-ha, it looked pretty dry to me, and no mud or sand anywhere. The only thing missing was iso-mats and/or cots, but I’m thinking that could have been easily remedied so I said ‘meh’ about that whole thing. Everyone here, and everyone there has had worse short term deployments than this. So I say suck it up and get paid.

      • NHSparky says:

        You obviously never ate Navy chow. On the boats it was pretty good until we got 60-70 days into an op, but my surface ship experience was that it pretty much universally sucked.

        • penguinman000 says:

          20 years as a Corpsman. Granted the only time on ship was as embarked troops.

          I did a handful of peacetime floats, while the food wasn’t delicious (now the chow halls on the big FOBs in Iraq/Afghanistan were delicious), it was adequate most of the time. The few times it was crap the COC immediately got involved.

        • W2 says:

          As a SC dude, the rule was keep the chow hot. You could add Texas Pete, salt or pepper to your heart’s content, but hot navy chow would do the job just fine. Non-hot navy chow could fuggle up your day, and put your digestive tract in na state of flux.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Never had a bad meal at any DFAC on Ft Stewart. Every once in a while there was one item that wasn’t great, but still edible.

        Only truly bad meal in the Army was an apparently spoiled MRE “barbecued” something where “is it supposed taste weird?” turned into a trip to the ER for food poisoning.

        “Bland” was the biggest issue I had with field food, and a few small bottles of assorted seasoning from the Commissary solved that.

      • timactual says:

        “Even at the worst command I ever had, they still made sure folks were fed adequately.”

        Of course. Such things couldn’t happen in the new, professional, all-volunteer Army. In the old days we had to rely on Army cooks, probably draftees who didn’t want to be there, so such things could be expected. In today’s Army they outsource feeding the troops to civilian contractors, who are obviously better paid and ;more reliable than Army supervised draftees.

    • SFC D says:

      I need about 10 minutes with all the senior NCO’s involved with these troops. Everyone from the CSM to the PSG. There will be blood.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Keeping watch on I-95 south to spot the caravan of domestic terrorists
      on their way to the capital. Like nobody has anything better to do today.
      I’ll wait until noon then call it day and hit McDonalds for lunch then
      go home and take a nap.

    • timactual says:

      I read that yesterday. Now *that’s* the Army I remember so fondly.

  8. Commissar says:

    MSM did not make this up Mason. Though I am not surprised you are dutifully regurgitating today’s right wing talking points.

    The reason March 4th is a concern is because of actual activity indicators and chatter. When extremist chatter mentions a specific date much more often than any other that date becomes a security concern. Even if the threat is unlikely to manifest into action…

    And they have been talking about March 4th since the inauguration and their hopes that the inauguration was a trap to get all the lib leadership in one place so they could be arrested turned out to be another Q anon hoax theory.

    So the few remaining cult members shifted their hopes to March 4th.

    There was also a crap ton of YouTube videos discussing March 4th but most were taken down.

    https://patriots.win/p/12hRH23Iz3/march-4th/

    https://patriots.win/p/11S0zFI8oq/the-real-inauguration-day-march-/

    https://patriots.win/p/11S0Nl7fyj/until-1933-march-4th-was-when-th/c/

    https://patriots.win/p/11R4ujHBTt/12th-amendment-states-that-if-no/c/

    https://patriots.win/p/11R4ugz1CC/constitution-says-we-have-until-/

    https://patriots.win/p/11ROGuhUL2/12th-amendment-inauguration-can-/c/

    https://patriots.win/p/11RhczJ9gf/march-4th-link-in-comments/c/

    https://patriots.win/p/12hReMZhbF/march-4-2021–ladies–gentlemena/c/

    https://patriots.win/p/12hRj105A0/be-ready-for-march-4th-such-a-hi/c/

    • Mason says:

      The sum total of all the comments (for and against) these posts is a whopping 57. You’ve really got your ear to the rail on this one. Another “dog whistle” perhaps that the lack of serious comment is indicative of something more?

      • rgr769 says:

        Plus, in reading some of the comments, it is obvious they are tongue in cheek and/or satire.

      • Forest Bondurant says:

        Don’t argue with him Mason. Commie-Tsar was once an “intelligence” officer, so he knows what is real intelligence and what isn’t. (smile)

        The total sum of the comments might be 57, but in his world, that rises to a level of concern and should be taken seriously.

        PLUS

        The “tongue and cheek” language is “code speak” among that group, which also creates more concern.

    • penguinman000 says:

      And just when we finally got the place cleaned up…

      Some random posts on the internets mean less than nothing. Much less justifying the continual military garrisoning of a US city.

      If your same litmus test were to be followed the entirety of 4 chan/redditt would be guilty of coordinating insurgencies around the world while single handedly wrecking the stock market.

    • SFC D says:

      “actual activity indicators and chatter” on this “planned insurrection” seems to carry just about as much weight as your constant prediction that Trump wouldn’t last through his term and would be imprisoned.

      How’d that work out for ya?

    • ChipNASA says:

      I’m not saying anything but, Mr Commissar dude, take heed…
      ( “Anna 1, anna 2 anna THREE!!!!” )

    • timactual says:

      “There was also a crap ton of YouTube videos discussing March 4th ”

      LOL

      All from one site. You must be very new at this internet thing.

      Oh, and you might want to look up the definition of “video”.

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist says:

      Oh, good G-d! Who went and woke up the queef! Just when things were quiet!

      • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist says:

        Further definition: “quiet” = “back to rational discourse”.

    • Mason says:

      There’s also absolutely nothing in any of these links that indicate anything more than some of the faithful were holding out hope that 20 Jan wasn’t the end. It clearly was, as it happened with a peaceful transition of power (and no mass self-pardons as you predicted repeatedly). Anyone who can read the XXth Amendment knows that 4 March is a meaningless day.

      You’re hunting hard for snipe here.

    • E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

      Your takes are weak, but this has to be your worst effort…and that is saying a lot. A few dozen comments on the reason why they moved Inauguration Day and some still disappointed in the outcome of the election must mean A Right Wing Blitzkrieg is hitting the Capital. When rioters burned a church within sight of the White House, The Left cheered and cursed the police for trying stop it. Those troops won’t leave until the Dems are lose the House in 2022. Drunk-Ass Nancy will see to that. Its funny that the borders are wide open, but the Capital is closed because the Dems love them some Democracy. You’re all a bunch of clowns.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Face it. You got pwned by Internet trolls.

      Go watch the Private SNAFU film on rumors. You obviously need a refresher.

      Pwned, hard, no grease.

    • Mike Gunns says:

      If anything, Communistsar, it is a rumor the Feebs started up.

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist says:

      Oh, good G-d! Who went and woke up the queef! Just when things were quiet!

      • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist says:

        Further definition: “quiet” = “back to rational discourse”.

  9. AZRobert says:

    They know that we know and that scares them…when you steal a mans house and tell him to wait until it goes back on the market and in the meantime max out his credit cards, something is going to break.

    The looney libs love to push, push and push, may God have Mercy on us All!

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    Imagine if the NG were to deploy outside the wire
    with the purpose of keeping the Politicians trapped
    inside. No food, no water. Cut the commo….
    How long before the white flags appear?

  11. The Other Whitey says:

    “…suddenly the left and Democrats claimed that March 4 was now some sort of holy day for the far-right.”

    I noticed at a young age that those on the left have a habit of explaining and/or dictating my supposed beliefs to me. There’s been quite a few times where I answered one of them with “Really? Wow, I never would’ve known that I believe that if you hadn’t told me!” Usually followed by a quick rundown of what I actually believe, and a reminder that my beliefs and values have nothing to do with their prejudices—well, either that, or I just tell them exactly how to fuck themselves if I’m feeling less patient. Sometimes all of the above.

    • OWB says:

      Some of us actually noticed a long time ago that it is the left that likes to celebrate/commemorate significant (to them) dates. Righties, not so much.

      Of course, the most serious loonies will find an excuse for whatever it is they want to do. If they “need” one, pretty much any excuse will do. Fanatics are dangerous no matter their cause. Maybe they won’t mind too much if the sane among us sit this one out.

    • timactual says:

      I have always wondered how those folks are so good at hearing dog whistles that only us knuckle-dragging fascists are supposed to be able to hear.

      • A Terminal Lance Coolie says:

        Damnit, Tim. That needs a spew alert!

        It’s an excellent question, though.

  12. David says:

    Knew March 4 is the birthday of a former dear friend. Somehow missed that I consider it some High Holy Day..I must not be right wing enough.

  13. Arby says:

    They just extended the Guard another 60 days in DC. I’m really getting sick of this war with East Asia. It seems like it’s been going on forever.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Are we at war with Eastasia or Eurasia? I can’t keep track. The Ministry of Truth needs to up their game.

  14. MarineDad61 says:

    (I can type this with confidence, only hours into the day.)
    NOON UPDATE.
    Crickets in DC.
    Crickets at the Capitol.
    But CNN is still pushing their fake fearmongering.

    Original headline CHANGED… from
    [US Capitol braces for possible security threat}
    To…
    [Feds on high alert Thursday after warnings about potential threats to US Capitol]

    Oh, unless this is an afternoon Rush Hour event.
    Or, a night raid.
    Yeah, that’s the ticket.
    Night Raid.
    CNN can cover that until DC 3rd shift comes on.

    BTW, the crickets are LOUDER at night.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/04/politics/capitol-security-march-4-conspiracies/index.html

    • LC says:

      While I certainly don’t expect anything to happen today, it does seem there is an FBI/DHS memo outlining intelligence about some militia groups talking -yes, just talking- about plans for the Capitol today.

      Now, if you don’t think that’s cause for heightened security, ask yourself if we intercepted Islamic terrorists messages about attacking the Capitol today, or any day, shouldn’t we take some precautions?

      The news is always sensationalized, since that sells. And they are businesses, after all. But being sensibly alert about chatter with a specific date is just sound security posture.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        LC,
        SOURCES of chatter are key.
        As for international terrorists, it’s clear and obvious.

        As for the current round of
        possible potential maybe domestic terrorists,
        we are NOT told which Mommy’s basements and/or garages.

        Wait, there’s MORE. (ShamWow!)
        IF the current maybe chatter were isolated to actual businesses, organizations,
        or even networks of idiots with certainly,
        the FBI and various State Police could have had them all long busted, cuffed, and hung out there in the media for public view.
        But there’s none of that, is there?
        Did I miss any?

        • LC says:

          I agree that the quality and number of sources are key – but people tend to err on the side of an overabundance of caution after getting burned. The previous incident at the Capitol left five dead and quite a few injured, not to mention a whole lot of finger-pointing. If you catch wind after that of another possible event in the same vein, don’t you think it’s likely damn near anyone is going to be extra cautious?

          As for the FBI and State Police rounding people up for chatter… for what, exactly? Do you think most of these people say, “Let’s go kill so-and-so in the Capitol..”? No, of course not, they’re dumb, but not that dumb – they talk in vague terms. Hence, ‘chatter’, not ‘direct threat’. You can’t arrest a bunch of Americans for saying, “Let’s grab our guns and go to DC…”, but you can arrest them once they’re there, taking action.

          All in all, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were mostly trolling with a couple of keyboard-warrior true believers, with the latter having no plans to actually do something.

          But, it’s the role of the security apparatus of the US to take threats seriously. FBI and DHS felt this was serious enough to write a memo. Pelosi, for her part, apparently says the delay in House actions today have nothing to do with this, and she’s not worried. I trust her about as far as I can throw an elephant, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what she says, or what the news -seeking sensationalism!- says, it’s that the people who deal with threats routinely are taking it seriously enough to be alert, but not mobilize additional assets.

          Which, frankly, seems like the kind of response one should desire from them. If there were more intelligence, they’d do more. Low-risk threat gets a nominal response. News at eleven?

          • MarineDad61 says:

            LC,
            News at 11?
            You betcha.
            Fox will say 1 thingy,
            and CNN (and the others) will say 4 other thingies.
            Idiot talk faces will pile on.
            Joy Reid, anyone?
            Or that Maddow person thingy?
            Ugh.

            • LC says:

              Yeah, I guess I don’t expect rational perspective from the media. My point is that the national security pieces are doing what they’re supposed to be doing – reacting to a threat with the level of specificity it seems to warrant. In essence, keep your heads on a swivel, but otherwise carry on.

              Fox can paint this as Antifa impersonating militia sorts and MSNBC can say it’s Trump himself driving up in a car from Florida to body-slam Pelosi – that’s just the media being the media. It’s pretty immaterial to the security aspects.

              • Mason says:

                keep your heads on a swivel, but otherwise carry on.

                That’s certainly warranted. Good advice all the time really. What’s questionable is having thousands of troops stationed in the city and fences and razor wire keeping the people out of their Capitol.

                • LC says:

                  I think that’s a fair concern… you can reasonably make an argument that the troops should’ve been sent home back in January, sure.

                  And this can’t go on indefinitely, clearly, but a specific date in chatter gets treated more seriously than general noise. Once we reached late-February, and the troops were still there, it gets damn near indefensible to suggest removing them ahead of today’s date, given the potential threat.

                  Hopefully, in another week or so, they start to head home.

                  • Mason says:

                    They won’t. This is how you normalize having troops in the street. There will always be some “chatter” on the Internet about another date. Even if you have to make it up out of whole cloth or read into joke memes. The date will always be close enough in the future that people will say things like;

                    Once we reached late-[INSERT NEW MONTH], and the troops were still there, it gets damn near indefensible to suggest removing them ahead of today’s date, given the potential threat.

                    It’s how we’ve been flattening the curve for two weeks going on a year and counting.

              • timactual says:

                “– reacting to a threat with the level of specificity it seems to warrant.”

                After 20 years in A’stan, “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, Libya, Syria, …. and, of course, the economic and military colossus that was the USSR, you actually think our national security apparatus has more credibility than the media?

                • LC says:

                  This isn’t about whether, as an institution, they’ve got a flawless track record.. it’s about how you respond to a potential threat.

                  Would you prefer they assume a threat with some specificity and magnitude is false, and simply not do anything? Or, you know, do their job and take reasonable precautions, even if it’s ultimately nothing?

                  • Mason says:

                    You do realize that D.C. has the most cops per-capita by a large margin? The 435 members of Congress are serviced by 2,300 Capitol Police officers alone. There are similar uniformed police services for every other federal agency in D.C. The Pentagon, the SCOTUS, the White House, the Smithsonian, ad nauseum. Then of course there are all the related agencies to the area (Amtrak Police, Transit Police, Airport Police, Park Police, etc.).

                    There is more sworn law enforcement in D.C. than literally anywhere else in the country. They are the least in need of long-term support from thousands of armed National Guard troops.

                    The Capitol Police department alone is larger than most major municipal police departments. Minneapolis nominally has 800-some cops (they’re somewhere south of 500 at the moment), Memphis is just over 800, Portland about 900, New Orleans 1,300, and St Louis about 1,300 as well.

                    • KoB says:

                      They want to add 900 more Capital Police and build up a standing QRF, on standby 24/7/365 @ 130mil $ per year.

                      Would this be the Brownshirts or the new Gestapo? The particularly want more “Intelligence Officers.”

                      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/capitol-riot-task-force-lt-gen-honore

                    • LC says:

                      Once again, I don’t think the size of the force is the question here. Should they treat a specific threat with enough volume as serious, or should they just shrug their shoulders and ignore it?

                      Professional security sorts should definitely do the former.

                      I’m not in favor of the Guard being there, I’m saying they were there, and reacted how I’d god damn hope security professionals would react. Increased alertness, but not DEFCON 1 level with weapons drawn.

                      Ignoring a threat that’s borderline credible, even if unlikely, is not a good look for national security types.

                    • Forest Bondurant says:

                      Precisely. There are another 900 sworn Federal Protective Service officers in that town as well.

                      Face any direction in DC, and you’ll see a different LE uniform or car/SUV.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Or, they got trolled.

        Based on the Cricket Upheaval Symphony in DC today, I think “trolled” is accurate.

      • timactual says:

        If we hadn’t been bombarded for DECADES about the imminent threat of right-wing terrorism and insurrection (among other predictions) I might take this “intelligence” more seriously. Perhaps you should review some fables we learned as children; “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, to be specific.

  15. Martinjmpr says:

    In the mightiest nation the world has ever seen, political leaders are quaking in their boots at the prospect of Cletus Spucker’s Trailer Park Militia rolling up to DC in a 1995 Silverado with bald tires and rust-eaten fenders.

    It’s actually kind of funny.

    • timactual says:

      LOL

      Reminds me of all the news coverage of those fearsome militias after the Oklahoma City bombing.
      Maybe a dozen fat, bearded, middle-aged men in cammo and flannel shooting a variety of weapons at old cars and such. Some of them had flags and patches made down at the bait shop, so they were official. It’s been over 20 years, so I guess most of them are retired now, sitting at the bar in the VDW(Veterans of Domestic Wars) swapping war stories about their fight against ZOG and whatever else they were fighting.

  16. MI Ranger says:

    So I wonder if this is a never melting ice-cream cone? Will the next date be April 2nd (just so no-one mistakes it for an April Fool’s joke)? Then May 5th, because we do want to interrupt their South of the Border celebration! Do we break out the Guy Faux masks for November?

    Headline this morning from the National Guard was the food sucks! Guess they weren’t allowed in the Congressional cafeteria!

    • MarineDad61 says:

      MI Ranger,
      Or July 4th, traditionally a huge DC celebration.
      Something tells me the current crop of DC Democrats
      will piss all over this tradition.
      https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/index.htm

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Last time I had NG folk helping in my neighborhood, local folks were feeding them, at least treats and assorted pogy-bait and coffee, if not “we have extra. Share our meal”

      Congresscritters could have scored beaucoup points directing their caterers and assorted provisioners to feed the troops at least a couple times a week.

      Easy-peasy PR. Soooooo dumb to overlook.

      Or soooooooo elitist bastards.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        11B-Mailclerk,
        Excellent observation.
        Even $400 each for Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and/or Papa John’s deliveries
        would get any CongressHuman (and their hometown unit)
        a home district news story write up.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          When the Federal troops were sent into the south Florida disaster area of Hurricane Andrew, they were denied ammunition.

          This quickly made the news, putting them at considerable risk. (Fuckhead asshole presstitutes)

          Locals responded by repeatedly trying to give ammo to soldiers.

      • Stacy0311 says:

        True story: early 2000s working DSCA mission in deep east Texas( near Vidor in fact). Supposed to be helping civilians and they kept stopping by with food and drinks. “Y’all know we’re here to help y’all right?” “Nah, we’re good. Have some more chicken.”

      • Forest Bondurant says:

        Yep. There are also food trucks all over DC – some of which are very good and prices are reasonable.

        Elitist fucks, indeed.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Major league trolling…

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    Gee, today is my late father’s birthday. Had a long long career in speech and theater, sent a lot of people into various careers.

    Happy birthday, Pop! I miss you a lot.

    The rest of this childish crap? Not so much. But it might make a good piece of theatrical satire.

  19. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Whelp, the Cricket Upheaval Symphony quietly nothinged today in DC.

    Soon, there will be chatter of another one, perhaps the very beginning of April?

    Some folks are moving beyond “look stupid” to “look guilty as Sin”.

  20. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So, apparently General MoonBat is recommending a permanent military occupation of our Capitol.

    Since there is no insurrection (outside of some deep-blue left-coast failing cities), this seems flagrantly wrong, both from a Posse Cometatus perspective, and simple common fucking sense.

    No.

    This sort of thing is how foreign failed-state thugs convince the world they are tyrants.

    And weirdly, those ironically self-proclaimed “anti fascists” are nowhere to be seen for these highly Statist neo-fascist displays. Well?

  21. pookysgirl, WC wife says:

    It’s my birthday and I STILL haven’t gotten an insurrection as a gift.

    *pouts*

  22. 77 11C20 says:

    To show how this was taken seriously, the Senate has been in session all day. Now, there new reports from “sources” it could be March 20 or April 15. I’m surprised they haven’t added April 20 because he’s just like Hitler.

  23. MarineDad61 says:

    Anyone got marshmallows?
    Or beans?

  24. rgr769 says:

    Here I thought there was really going to be an “uprising” from the mighty and massive Qanon militias. Now I guess I’ll have to watch some pron if I wanna experience a an uprising.

  25. whiskey61 says:

    Why not ask besig about this. He is an admitted Q-anon follower who genuinely believed Trump was still going to win after the electoral college votes were certified.