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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #11-7: A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #11-7: A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! What’s up Santa Ana, how you guys doing? You doing fucking good? Great! It is good to be home after our first road trip of the post-COVID era. We are back, we are rested. And you see that stage behind me? That’s right we got music for ya! We did it! It’s back everybody! WOOOOOO!!!! Oh man how I have waited for this day! How awesome is this? We’ve also got some great musical guests lined up through the end of the season, including one of my all time favorite bands who I won’t tell you who, let’s just say it rhymes with “piston of a brown”. Yeah that makes sense! Do we have time for the thing? Of course we do! So last week I attended the Foo Fighters concert in Inglewood and while it was awesome they did something really cool at the end. Last year there was a 11 year old kid named Nandi Bushnell from England who challenged Dave Grohl to a drum off, and the video went viral. Anyway Dave accepted and they had recorded a series of videos together through last year. But last week – Dave brought her up on stage during the show’s finale to play their classic Everlong and you know what? She nailed it! That was one of the coolest things ever, man do I love the Foo Fighters! We may also have them stop by later on. But OK enough of the intro, we have a lot of idiocy to get to. But first John Oliver is back and he spills the beans about what’s really going on in Afghanistan:



So where do we begin this week? Well in the number one slot this week is the State Of Texas (1). They just wrapped up their 2021 legislative session and passed a whopping 666 laws – all of which are insane and not just a tribute to Iron Maiden. In the second slot this week is our old buddy Joe Rogan (2). So if you haven’t been following this story – Joe got COVID after hawking ivermectin, which is a horse deworming medication that’s not approved for use in humans, but he’s taking it anyways. In the number 3 slot is anti-vaxxers (3) because they are insane and they’re taking the fight against mask and vaccine mandates to your local school board, and things are getting very ugly. FML. In the number 4 slot this week is the GOP (4). They want to know the truth about our complicated and messy withdrawl from Afghanistan? OK fine we’ll tell you and we won’t have to hold and endless amount of senate hearings about it either. In the number 5 slot this week is the Capitol Riots (5) – we’ll bring you some of our favorite rioters who got arrested and get you ready for the second round of hearings! Taking the number 6 slot this week is our weekly visit to the Holy Church Of The Top 10 in “Holy Shit” (6) and this week, our resident pastor is increasingly alarmed at the Christian right’s increasing hysteria in overturning the 2020 election and they’re getting violent. Yeah it’s time to be afraid! In the number 7 slot this week is a new This Fucking Guy (7) and this week we’re profiling batshit crazy MAGA lifestylist, former UFC champion, and former Huntington Beach mayor pro temp Tito Ortiz (7) and whew, this fucking guy is batshit crazy! In the number 8 slot this week is a new edition of Conspiracy Corner (8) and Q Anon is heading to Russia! So of course you know that there’s no collusion! Move along, nothing to see here! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot this week is a new People Are Dumb because of course they are! Finally this week, we’re taking a short break from our segment about stupid MAGA people, Red State Diaries to bring you a new segment about the California 2021 recall election of Gavin Newsom– Road To Recall (10). And this week we’re taking a look at the man who could be California’s next governor – Larry Elder, and whew, the MAGAs really found one! Plus the return of live music from the one and only Weezer!! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Sigh… the state of Texas is one of the reasons why we can’t have nice things in this country. Last week they passed a whopping 666 new laws, all of which are completely insane and the furthers the Fox News-ification of America. And next week I promise we will go through some of the more insane laws, which include things like banning vaccine passports, forcing sports teams to play the national anthem, shielding insurance companies from car accidents, and literally criminalizes being homeless. Yes that happened. But none of those are what I want to talk about this week. Specifically I want to talk about one law. Yes, that one. The abortion law. And its’ subsequent laws. These are quite literally batshit fucking crazy and if they go before SCOTUS, god help us all. Please hold your boos before I get into the meat of this.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott defended his state's strict new abortion law, saying that it doesn't force victims of rape and incest to carry their pregnancy to term because it "provides at least 6 weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion."

At the signing for a GOP-supported voting bill on Tuesday, a reporter asked Abbott why he would "force" a rape or incest victim to carry a pregnancy stemming from sexual assault to term. The new abortion law, which went into effect last week, outlaws abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy and well before many women even know they are pregnant.

The governor responded that the bill "doesn't require that at all because, obviously, it provides at least 6 weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion."

He also emphasized that "rape is a crime and Texas will work tirelessly that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them and getting them off the streets."

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that in 2019, there were more than 14,650 cases of rape reported in the state, making up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crimes. That same year, fewer than 3,900 people were arrested for rape and other sex offenses, according to the department.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-abortion-law-governor-abbott-rape-victims-six-weeks/




What could go wrong? That seems to be a common theme with all the entries this week. But what could go wrong? Well this has set off a category 5 shit storm because as you know, the worst president in United States history got not one, not two, but three fucking SCOTUS lifetime appointments. Now go ahead and boo! And one of them is a dangerous cultist at that [see: Top 10 #9-12! So yeah this could have some particularly grave ramifications if the MAGAs and right-to-lifers get their way.

Sen. Bill Cassidy on Sunday said he expects the U.S. Supreme Court may well “swat away” the Texas abortion law once it comes to them in an appropriate case.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, allowed Texas‘ new abortion law to take effect last week. But in doing so, the court’s majority did not specifically pass judgment on the merits of the law — which sets up unique and possibly unconstitutional enforcement mechanisms dependent on private citizens using the courts.

“I think the Supreme Court will swat it away once it comes to them in an appropriate manner,” Cassidy (R-La.) said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“If it's as terrible as people say it is, it‘ll be destroyed by the Supreme Court,” Cassidy said. He added that the Supreme Court had rejected the challenge last week because those who brought the lawsuit didn’t have “standing” to do so, meaning they didn’t have a sufficient stake in the case to file a challenge to the law.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/05/texas-abortion-law-cassidy-509729




You sure that’s how it works there, senator? I don’t know a lot but I am pretty sure that’s not how any of this works. Now here’s where it gets weird because you knew it was going to. This law gives Uber and Lyft drivers the ability to rat out their clients if you are using their vehicles and drivers to drive to an abortion clinic. That’s right – if you’re even thinking of traveling to one by rideshare, you can be found out and go to prison. This is fucking scary.

The nation’s two biggest rideshare companies are both planning to legally support drivers that may be sued under a new Texas law that penalizes anyone who drives a woman to an abortion clinic after six weeks into a pregnancy.

Lyft announced it was setting up a Driver Legal Defense Fund to cover all legal fees for drivers sued under Senate Bill 8, Texas’s controversial abortion bill that bans the procedure six months into a pregnancy and penalizes anyone who assists in the process.

“Drivers are never responsible for monitoring where their riders go or why,” said Lyft in a release. “This law is incompatible with people??s basic rights to privacy, our community guidelines, the spirit of rideshare, and our values as a company.”

Logan Green, the company’s CEO, doubled down on Twitter calling the law an “attack on women’s access to healthcare and on their right to choose.”
https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/uber-lyft-pledge-to-pay-for-legal-fees-of-drivers-sued-under-texas-abortion-law/




That is a good point. Now there is some good (…..?) to come out of this. I don’t want you to think this show is all about negativity because that is where we are not. But the good news is that people are fucking pissed off at Texas. Think of Texas like that one guy who walks into the board meeting after the board just voted to fire that member. But this isn’t going away. It’s going to get worse. And people are taking sides – whether you’re for or against the law, the war has just begun. Yeah sing it with me! We’ve only just begun… Oh and Dan Patrick… go fuck yourself. K thanks!

The city of Portland, Oregon's plan to boycott Texas goods and services over its new abortion law could cost Texas companies millions of dollars a year, officials said Tuesday.

Heather Hafer, a spokeswoman with the Office of Management and Finance, said Portland has inked almost $35 million in contracts with Texas-based businesses over the last five years, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

She also said Portland employees have made 19 separate trips to the Lonestar State on official business since 2019, a number she said would have been significantly higher if travel hadn't been stopped for a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The potential financial impact information comes after Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Twitter Monday called Portland boycotting Texas "a complete joke."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/portland-oregon-boycott-texas-businesses-abortion-law/





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You know we need some music for this one!



Yes, a horse is a horse of course of course, and nobody can talk to a horse of course, unless of course that horse is the famous Mr. Joe Rogan! That’s right. The sheer amount of stupid that it takes to not get the vaccine and instead take medication meant for horses five times the size of a normal human is completely unfathomable at this point. I am all out of fucks to give. Yes, he got COVID and yes he’s treating it with that horse paste you’ve all heard about so much. That’s right – they are treating a respiratory infection with horse deworming medicine. I am not making this up. I really wish I was. The thing is though is that you cannot put a price on stupid. But it’s also what happens when you continually deny science and reality in favor of listening to stupid people over experts. Again, like I said I am all out of fucks to give here. But Joe Rogan is going to be OK, because he has money. The rest of us who aren’t as lucky as him won’t be so lucky in the end.

Joe Rogan is considering suing CNN, specifically for what its White House correspondent Jim Acosta said in regards to the podcaster’s COVID-19 treatment.

As Changing America previously reported, Joe Rogan contracted the coronavirus on Sept. 1, and he has tried a multitude of medications and treatments, such as monoclonal antibodies, Ivermectin, the steroid prednisone, an antibiotic Z-Pak and a vitamin drip.

The controversy is that Ivermectin is used both in people for parasitic infections and, in typically higher doses, in animals such as horses and cows. The FDA has warned the public against using it to treat COVID-19, as it is not approved for that use.

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” (JRE), guest Tom Segura joked about Rogan’s medication with the comment, “Well, well well, if it isn’t old ‘Horse Worm Rogan.'”
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/571345-joe-rogan-slams-cnn-over-controversial-drug




Yes I’m literally using Mr. Ed clips and images for this entry. Because look people, you’re not a horse, you’re not a pig, you’re not a cow. Yes, you can point out that ivermectin was approved for use in human treatment but it was only approved to get rid of parasites! It’s not meant to rid yourself of a deadly virus, OK? And why do we have to get the law involved in this? You’re the ones who are listening to idiots telling you it’s OK to take horse deworming medicine available at your local feed store.

Joe Rogan appears to have fully recovered from his recent bout with COVID-19 and is clearly upset with how the media reported his use of the controversial drug, Ivermectin. Just last week Rogan announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and taken Ivermectin, a drug routinely used to deworm horses. It’s also frowned upon for human use according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

When his diagnosis and treatment plan were revealed it raised eyebrows of fans and media alike who reported the controversial use. Now Rogan is considering suing one of those media outlets for their reporting.

“Do I have to sue CNN? They’re making shit up,” Rogan said on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. “They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings, and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that’s a lie.”

Rogan says the medicine was recommended by multiple doctors but has been discouraged by the FDA with the agency going to great lengths to dissuade humans from taking it.

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the FDA wrote on Twitter.
https://sports.yahoo.com/joe-rogan-considers-suing-cnn-190606533.html




Excuse me a minute… yes that was an actual show by the way! And come on there’s no cover up here, you’re not a horse! I could see you taking ivermectin if you’re Mr. Ed but you’re not. But here’s the thing too if you are going to proceed with taking ivermectin – you’re not Joe Rogan either. You don’t have a $100 million Spotify payday. So if you do take this drug to cure your COVID woes, you should know the things that it’ll do to you – and none of them are things you particularly want.

Westmead Hospital in Sydney’s west says it has treated a patient who overdosed after taking the drug ivermectin, an unproven and potentially dangerous treatment for COVID-19.

The person went to hospital seeking treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting side-effects, after taking the drug, which is usually used to treat parasites. The person had ordered this and other unproven COVID “cures” online.

Westmead Hospital in Sydney’s west says it has treated a patient who overdosed after taking the drug ivermectin, an unproven and potentially dangerous treatment for COVID-19.

The person went to hospital seeking treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting side-effects, after taking the drug, which is usually used to treat parasites. The person had ordered this and other unproven COVID “cures” online.

While the patient did not die, health authorities are concerned at the number of people taking ivermectin, and warn against it for anyone else who may have COVID symptoms or has been diagnosed with the virus.

Other known ivermectin side-effects range from mild to the life-threatening, including seizures and coma.
https://theconversation.com/thinking-of-trying-ivermectin-for-covid-heres-what-can-happen-with-this-controversial-drug-167178




Excuse me a minute… OK go ahead and take that horse dewormer, we won’t stop you! Don’t be surprised when you’re eating through a feeding tube and using a colostomy bag when the ivermectin turns your small intestine into liquid shit. But remember hydroxychloroquine? That emerged when Former Guy suggested it after telling people to drink bleach? Yeah fool me once shame on you. Fool me ten thousand times, you were probably brainwashed by social media propaganda!

A pair of local doctors are creating some controversy by backing the use of unapproved drugs to help treat COVID-19.

One of them is Maui district health officer Dr. Lorrin Pang.

He recently joined Dr. Kirk Milhoan, a cardiologist, to talk about early treatment of COVID-19 for a panel discussion by the Pono Coalition for Informed Consent.

They claim using a malaria drug called Hydroxychloroquine, and an anti-parasite drug called Ivermectin, in small doses, could help treat coronavirus symptoms early on.

However, the Federal Food and Drug Administration reports using those drugs could be deadly.
https://www.kitv.com/story/44604318/pair-of-local-doctors-creating-controversy-over-unapproved-drugs-to-help-treat-covid19





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In case people forgot we’re still in a pandemic, one that isn’t going away any time soon. But those of us who are doing the responsible thing are getting to leave the house and enjoy life again, even if it is cautiously. Then there are those of us who are doing the wrong thing. And that’s exactly what they are doing here – the wrong thing. And you know what? Is it wrong for me to wish that these people get the absolute worst possible case of it? Because they’re not really saving anybody and actually putting more people in harm’s way and giving the virus new opportunities to mutate. But this shit with school boards and vaccine mandates is absolute madness. I mean I can only watch it and provide somewhat humorous commentary on the situation. But this shit makes me angry. And it ain’t going away any time soon.

On Tuesday afternoon, protests popped up across the city of Las Vegas.

More than a thousand people gathered to push back on coronavirus-related mandates.

“We can make decisions for ourselves instead of someone making them for us,” said Melissa Brown who participated in the protest.

Many of those in attendance said they are not against people getting the vaccine but rather are just against it being forced onto them.

“We just want to emphasize it’s freedom of choice,” said Raisai Smith.
https://www.ktnv.com/news/more-than-1-000-people-protest-covid-vaccine-mandates-on-las-vegas-strip




Seriously – what could go wrong? Plenty especially gather a thousand unvaccinated people in the middle of downtown Vegas and see what happens. It’s infuriating. And look, fuck these people. I can’t say that enough. Nobody is forcing you to do anything. We’re taking the vaccine and complying with health protocols because it’s the right thing to do! And this isn’t an isolated incident. It’s happening everywhere, these people are fired up and they’re not going away anytime soon.

A vaccination clinic in Georgia was shut down after anti-vaccination protesters harassed health care workers who were administering COVID-19 shots over the weekend, according to Georgia's top health official.

Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said she recently learned some health care workers helping to vaccinate members of the public against the virus have received threats and harassing emails. A mobile vaccination event held last weekend was forced to shutter after protesters aimed threats at the on-site workers, she said.

"This is wrong. This is absolutely wrong," Toomey said. "These people are giving their lives to help others and to help us in the state."

The people of Georgia "can do better," she added.

"We should be thanking these individuals for trying to get life-saving vaccines to our state," Toomey said.
https://www.newsweek.com/anti-vaccination-protesters-georgia-shut-down-vaccine-clinic-harass-health-workers-1624764




Yeah you’re right – the people of Georgia could do better! But as we have seen time and time again in the last four years – these are the people who are proud of being assholes and voted because they wanted to “make the other side cry”. That’s the kind of shithead we’re dealing here. And by the way, anyone else surprised that stabbings are taking place at these events? I mean look what happened in my hometown of LA last week. If you hang with the Proud Boys, you’re gonna get stabbed. It just goes with the territory.

One person was arrested Wednesday in connection with last month’s stabbing at a protest against vaccines outside Los Angeles City Hall, LAPD Chief Michel Moore announced on KTLA.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Eric Cohen of Long Beach in connection with the stabbing that took place on Aug. 14, after a fight broke out during the anti-vaccine demonstration near First and Spring streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

He is accused of using a knife or a sharp object to stab the victim once in the upper right chest area, LAPD said.

Cohen was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held on $1 million bail.

Police previously released images of the assailant, now identified as Cohen, when he was being sought in connection with the City Hall attack. The person in the photos, who appeared to be holding a sharp object, was clad in black with his face and head covered with a hoodie and bandana.
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/1-arrested-in-stabbing-at-anti-vaccine-protest-outside-l-a-city-hall/




Yes shit! These people are fucking insane. And if you think this is strictly an American problem, I am here to tell you – you are wrong. When you have these assholes crashing school board meetings and protesting health restrictions, they are everywhere! And as I said don’t expect them to go away any time soon. The anti-vaccine movement runs deep and we’re looking at people playing with a ticking time bomb biological weapon here. It’s gonna get ugly before this is over.

Throngs of angry protesters, hurling epithets and denouncing coronavirus vaccines and lockdown measures, are becoming a fixture at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election campaign stops.

In London, Ontario on Monday, gravel was thrown at Trudeau from a crowd of demonstrators, many of whom held signs for the far-right People’s Party of Canada (PPC) as he was getting back onto his campaign bus.

It was the latest rally of what Trudeau has dubbed “anti-vaxxer mobs” to interrupt the Liberal Party leader’s campaign events ahead of the September 20 vote.

Barbara Perry, a professor at Ontario Tech University and director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, said anger at Trudeau – who last month triggered the snap election two years ahead of schedule – has been building for years among right-wing groups in Canada.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/8/what-next-experts-in-canada-alarmed-by-anti-trudeau-protests





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Look… the situation in Afghanistan was a clusterfuck, but it’s exactly what military experts predicted it would be. Of course your average armchair military “expert” who’s never served a day in his or her life wouldn’t even know that. And speaking of armchair military experts, is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about what Former Guy would have done? He can go on Hannity and brag all he wants about the things he “could have” done, but nobody gives a shit! We voted you out of office because we were tired of hearing about what you would have / could have / should have done! So fuck off. We have a president who is actually doing something about the situation. And what I don’t want to hear is the would/could/should bullshit coming from the Former Guy. Yeah you would have done this, but guess what? You didn’t. Shut up.

Former President Donald Trump has claimed that the U.S. is "being set up" by the Taliban, days after the Islamic organization took control of Kabul, and effectively gained control of Afghanistan.

Trump made the comments during a Tuesday night interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, where he was asked about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan that has seen hundreds of Afghans trying to flee the country by climbing onto military planes after the Taliban took control.

Hannity asked Trump about his dealings with Taliban leaders and the Afghan government as he had prepared to withdraw U.S. military troops from the region during his time in charge.

The troops were officially ordered out of the area by Biden in April and the Taliban took control of the country just a few weeks before they were scheduled to leave on September 11.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-taliban-sean-hannity-afghanistan-withdrawal-joe-biden-1620470




Yeah shut the hell up please! The adults are in charge now, let them be in charge! If you want to go play armchair general, there’s plenty of places where you can live out your fantasy online! Don’t be surprised when the computer simulation fails you too, Donny. And come on, speaking of embarrassments, he’s one to talk! His entire administration was an embarrassment from day one and 8 months afterward we’re still dealing with his bullshit!

Donald Trump is making his views known on President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Tuesday night, the former president called Biden’s handling of the situation “the greatest embarrassment in the history of our country.”

Just two weeks before the U.S. was planning to complete its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban took over the Western-backed government and have seized power in the country. The fall of the country prompted Afghans to rush to the Kabul airport in hopes of fleeing. During his interview, Trump blamed Biden for not getting American soldiers and civilians out of the country in time.

“Biden put us in this position. He should have gotten the civilians out first,” Trump said. “Then he should have taken the military equipment, because we have billions of dollars a brand-new beautiful equipment. Take the equipment out, and then take the soldiers out.”
https://variety.com/2021/politics/news/donald-trump-sean-hannity-afghanistan-1235043410/




Unfortunately no. And you are aware we put safety measures in place to keep unauthorized people from using that equipment, right, Donny? But then again Donny never reads the memo, does he? I mean seriously, dude, do you even know what a setup is? Me personally I think I’ve seen enough true crime and murder mystery shows to know what a setup is. But come on Trump, you can attempt to erase history all you want, but we’re in the age of the internet, and there are no take backs!

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the Biden administration’s decision to leave Afghanistan has become an unmitigated disaster thanks to the shocking speed with which the Taliban have taken control of the country. Obviously the situation isn’t solely the fault of Joe Biden; rather, it’s a 20-year scene in the making, started by a guy who would prefer to be associated with his painting career than with the deaths of thousands of Americans and two unending wars. As my colleague Eric Lutz noted earlier, though, it is the case that “what is happening in Afghanistan is precisely what Biden said, in no uncertain terms, would not happen,” from his insistence that the Afghan government would be able to hold the line against the Taliban to his claim that under no circumstances would we see “people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,” which was almost exactly the case. Most heartbreaking, the administration had sworn it would protect Afghan nationals and other partners on the ground, but many have been left in a terrifying state of limbo.

Still, Biden’s three presidential predecessors aren’t exactly in a position to criticize. Of course, understanding why they should keep their thoughts on the matter to themselves at this time requires self-awareness—something Donald Trump was born without, hence his absurd call over the weekend for Biden to resign:

Weirdly, Trump did not note in his statement that less than two months ago, he was bragging about how he started the Afghanistan-withdrawal process and claiming the Biden administration was powerless to stop it.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/08/donald-trump-joe-biden-afghanistan




Thank you Arnold! But can we seriously stop with Trump’s “statements” on what he would have done in Afghanistan? And his statements make no fucking sense no matter which way you look at it. And we’ve seriously spent almost 5 years trying to decipher his bullshit. But you know what? It can’t be done! No matter how hard you try! I don’t speak stupid and don’t even make a point to try so it can be really tough to try. Seriously, his plan makes no sense.

Former President Donald Trump has released another statement on President Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal, this time focusing on the U.S. military equipment that was left behind and likely wound up in the hands of the Taliban.

The Biden administration should demand the Taliban immediately return the equipment, Trump argued, but if they refuse he proposed either using "unequivocal military force" to retrieve it or at least bombing "the hell out of it."

It's not uncommon for Trump to criticize his successor, but The Washington Post's Dave Weigel believes the latest statement is more notable than some others because it appears to represent a tonal shift for the potential 2024 presidential candidate, who has advocated for ending the war in Afghanistan and touted his administration's deal with the Taliban. The Daily Beast's Asawin Suebsaeng, meanwhile, said it reminds him of Trump's rhetoric about during the 2016 campaign when he simulatenously called for leaving Iraq and going in to "take the oil." The statement, Suebsaeng said, also "helps explain some of [the] GOP incongruence" on Afghanistan.
https://theweek.com/news/1004650/alan-dershowitz-declares-the-larry-davids-of-the-world-may-cost-the-democrats-the-next





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We’ve been saying for the last few editions of the Top 10 that the Capitol Riot is the gift that keeps on giving. Yes, the events of that day were extremely horrible and it’s hard to think of just how close we came to losing democracy. But watching the cavalcade of the MAGA community getting arrested and Trump’s world come crashing down on him has been well, priceless. My personal favorite story as of lately involves Jacob Chansley, the guy who is known as the “Q Anon Shaman”. Remember that douchebag? Yeah we’ve covered him extensively here so there is no need to link to past Top 10 lists for that. But guess what? He’s tired of being known as the “Q Anon Shaman” and has pled guilty to his involvement in the riots. But have you heard this conspiracy? It goes all the way to the (now former) president! Yes, that guy!

The Q-Anon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, admitted he was among those who took part in the January 6 insurrection and now faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.

Chansley, who was seen shirtless, in face paint and wearing a horned fur hat that day, pleaded guilty to obstructing a proceeding before Congress. In court Friday, his attorney, Albert Watkins, said Chansley “has repudiated the Q.”

Court documents show the day after the attack Chansley called the FBI and confirmed he was involved. He told investigators he made the trip to Washington from Arizona at the request of former President Donald Trump.

“When Trump did not pardon him, he simply said that he was disappointed,” Watkins said.

The attorney wants Chansley to be released from jail while he is awaiting sentencing. Watkins said Chansley suffers from mental health issues and has helped authorities by providing photos and videos that authorities couldn’t otherwise get.
https://www.news10.com/news/q-anon-shaman-admits-role-in-jan-6-insurrection/




Come on dude did you really think that Trump would pardon you before you decided that you were going to murder Congress people and possibly the vice president? Did you? That’s a kind of stupid I can’t even possibly imagine. But here’s a new angle on the riots that I had not heard before – apparently Pence’s office got flooded with e-mails asking for Trump to be removed from office after the riots! Of course Pence hears ya, Pence don’t care!

Members of the public pushed members of former President Donald Trump's cabinet to remove him from office in the wake of the Capitol riot, according to emails that were recently released.

Trump faced harsh scrutiny from both Democrats and Republicans after the January 6 insurrection for encouraging the behavior by pushing the message that the election was stolen from him. The House of Representatives passed a resolution urging former Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove Trump from office and make him the interim president until President Joe Biden's inauguration.

It wasn't just members of Congress that urged the cabinet to take drastic action against Trump. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request uncovered emails showing citizens also made the request. NBC's Scott MacFarlane posted two of the emails on Twitter, which were addressed to Pence, as well as former Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Trump's cabinet in general.

"President Trump has spent months inciting these events through his anti-democratic rhetoric and actions," one email said. "This is not the time for small steps or half-actions. It's time for patriots to step up and defend the Constitution and the rule of law."
https://www.newsweek.com/americans-emailed-pence-officials-asking-remove-trump-office-after-capitol-riot-1626418




Yeah Pence hears ya, Pence don’t care. But guess what? They’re planning a rally September 18th at the Capitol in support of… political prisoners! Really? These people who assaulted journalists and attempted to murder Capitol Police and threatened to hang the vice president are “political prisoners”? No. they’re just your regular run of the mill crooks. And if you ask me they’re getting off light. At least the FBI is taking this latest threat seriously!

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Monday evening that law enforcement needs to take the upcoming right-wing rally in support of jailed January 6 rioters "very seriously" as concerns mount about more potential violence on Capitol Hill.

"I think they should take it very seriously. In fact, they should take it more seriously than they took the same sort of intelligence that they likely saw on January 5," McCabe, a CNN contributor, told CNN's Poppy Harlow on "Erin Burnett OutFront."

Law enforcement members in Washington are steeling themselves against possible unrest at the "Justice for J6" rally -- planned for September 18 -- which aims to support the insurrectionists charged in the riot.

The event, organized by a former Trump campaign staffer, has prompted security concerns on Capitol Hill, and some precautionary measures will be in place. However, it's unclear how many protesters plan to attend. The rally is also taking place on a Saturday, when the House will be on recess, so far fewer lawmakers or staff will be around.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/06/politics/september-18-rally-dc-andrew-mccabe-cnntv/index.html




Oh and if that’s not enough, the Capitol Rioters are taking their fight international! That’s right – the American right is taking their fight to… Brazil. I mean come on they already have a right wing troll as their president, Jair Bolsonaro. Come on, the Brazilian right is imitating the American right so hard that they already have their own version of CPAC. I shit you not, we’re covering that next week. But don’t think for a minute that Bolsonaro has learned from Trump, because he has. And it’s getting scary.

Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is backing a coup in his country apparently modeled on the January 6 storming of the US Capitol, a group of former world leaders have warned.

Bolsonaro supporters have carried out a number of protests against Brazil's s congress and supreme court in recent weeks, and are planning fresh new ones across the country on Tuesday.

Bolsonaro has long criticized Brazil's constitution, saying it is "communist" and that it limits presidents' powers. More recently, he has attacked the Supreme Court after it greenlit an investigation into his unsubstantiated claim that Brazil's electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud.

The claim came as the country prepares for general elections in October 2022, where he is up for reelection. Critics already fear Bolsonaro will use all means possible to hang onto power should he lose.
https://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-bolsonaro-backing-capitol-riot-inspired-coup-former-leaders-warn-2021-9





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Gather around my fair brothers and sisters! It’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate, for the Holy Church Of The Top 10 has convened and it’s time to remind you that the holiest among us are the most full of:



My fair congregation! You know I’ve mentioned in my last several sermons about the forthcoming Holy War between supporters of good and supporters of evil. And by evil, I mean the supporters of the unholy, ungodly Dark One! Yes, that individual – a man so disgusting, evil, and grotesque that his name DARE NOT be spoken in my church! Now that we got that out of the way, his supporters are getting violent and more dangerous. They think that the fight for culture is literally a war for the very SOUL of this great nation of ours! But you should know, my congregation, what your local religious right is up to because they’re getting scary. And if your religious friends start spewing this stuff in public, you should know where they got their propaganda from!

Radical religious-right activist Dave Daubenmire has teamed up with anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Sherri Tenpenny to launch a new organization called The Christian Revolution that is designed to be a funding mechanism to support right-wing activists and causes around the country.

On Tuesday’s episode of his “Pass The Salt Live” program, Daubenmire said he intends to “badger” corporations into donating millions of dollars to his organization by accusing them of having an anti-Christian bias, boldly declaring that he expects to raise $100 million in the first month alone.

“This isn’t some fly-by-night, flimsy little thing we’re doing,” Daubenmire said. “This is big. And one of the directions we’re going to go as well is we’re gonna find out everybody that gave money to [Black Lives Matters]. Every major business donor that gave money to BLM, we’re going to go ask them about their office of diversity: ‘Aren’t Christians diverse? You’re giving money to BLM; are you giving any money to any Christian causes? Are you guys anti-Christ? Aren’t Christians part of the diversity plan and the diversity movement?'”

“We’re going to badger those folks into funding our war,” he added. “That’s our plan. We’re going to put this money in the hands of warriors. And I’m believing that 30 days from today, we’re going to have $100 million. The left will never know what hit him.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmires-100-million-plan-to-fund-his-right-wing-culture-war/




You think? Well here’s the difference – these people think they are JAYSUS and are doing the LAWRD’s work here! Now let’s examine the language being used here. They keep using the words “war” and “warrior” a lot. Does that imply that we’re fighting a war? No that’s because a war is when two armies are fighting! It’s kind of sad when one side keeps playing the same message over and over and the other side does what they can to fight that nonsense. It’s pure madness!

Josh Bernstein wants to literally starve Democratic voters.

Inspired by truck drivers who vowed to shut down major highways in Australia in protest over that nation’s COVID-19 public health restrictions, the radical American right-wing commentator is urging truck drivers in the United States to refuse to deliver food and water to “anywhere where there are tons of registered Democrats” in an effort to literally starve those who voted for President Joe Biden until the entire Biden administration resigns.

“I think that we should have a permanent ban on delivering goods and services into big, blue dominant liberal cities in America,” Bernstein said in a video from his eponymous show posted to Rumble Tuesday. “I think that the truckers should boycott big blue cities in California, New York and Chicago and Houston, and everywhere else—Detroit—anywhere where there are tons of registered Democrats. I would do it, honestly, by ZIP code. So, in other words, I’m sure these groups that are forming can get ahold of voter registrations in some of these big cities and cities that are dominated with Democrats. We need to squeeze them dry.”

“You get nothing,” Bernstein added. “You get nothing delivered. You get no food. You get no shelter. You can get no water. You get no supplies. You get nothing until this illegal administration, this treasonous dictatorship, steps down. And I’m not talking just the dementia pedophile, either. I’m talking all of them step down because they’re not supposed to be there in the first place because they stole their power. They did not earn their power. People did not vote for these scumbags, and therefore they are illegitimate.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/you-get-nothing-josh-bernstein-calls-for-democratic-voters-to-be-starved-until-biden-resigns/




Hooooooooooooooooooooooooly shit! That is seriously scary what Brother Josh is alluding to! Because he’s not fucking around here. These are not the words of a compassionate Christian preacher, these are the words of a genocidal maniac. That’s right – you get nothing, you lose, good day sir! As if their words are getting worse, as if that’s not enough in this corner – there’s Jack Hibbs, and wait until you hear what a good compassionate conservative he is!

California-based right-wing pastor Jack Hibbs kicked off his sermon Sunday by railing against President Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan and demanding that Biden be court-martialed and removed from office.

“God’s wrath is upon America,” Hibbs declared. “It took us 20 years of blood, trillions of dollars in treasure; it took us 20 years to lose the war on terror. This week, the United States suffered its worst military defeat in its history.”

“Do not call for the impeachment of Joe Biden,” he continued. “That’s not appropriate. It’s inappropriate. The number one military officer in the United States of America is the commander in chief. Did you know that? The number one soldier, the number one airman, the number one presider over the U.S. military, the number one government-issued leader of the U.S. military is the president of the United States. When a commander conducts orders that are irresponsible and leads to death or jeopardizes national security, that military person faces court-martial. Joe Biden needs to be facing court-martial. He needs to be tried for his actions! People are dead, and he needs to pay for it. It is a crime what he’s committing. Joe Biden has committed a crime, and in military law, he’s to be removed from office.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jack-hibbs-says-biden-needs-to-be-facing-court-martial-and-removed-from-office/






Wow, that is insane! The rhetoric coming from the right and far right churches is just getting worse and worse. And that’s not what the good LAWRD JAYSUS would want now is it? JAYSUS would want us to respect our fellow man. But some of us on the other side don’t do that. They would rather throw all of their weight behind one of the most disgusting, unholy, ungodly people to ever exist. The man is… what one might call “pure evil”.

Right-wing pastor Hank Kunneman has been one of the most obstinate of the self-proclaimed “prophets” who repeatedly guaranteed that former President Donald Trump would win reelection in 2020. For nearly a year, Kunneman has petulantly refused to apologize for his false prophesy, instead promising that God will reward those who stand with him while attacking those who have dared to criticize him.

Despite the fact that President Joe Biden has been in the White House for more than eight months now, Kunneman continues to insist that his prophecies regarding Trump’s victory were accurate. Appearing on the Elijah Streams YouTube channel Tuesday, Kunneman insisted that anyone who questions the accuracy of his prophesies or his standing as a prophet is insulting God and warned that God is testing people “to see really who is on the Lord’s side right now.”

“We’ve got four months that’s going to finish up this year, [and] God has a certain thing that he is poised to do, and he is doing. So don’t give up,” Kunneman said. “Don’t think that the year is coming to a close and we aren’t going to see the hand of God. No, it’s going to continue, and it’s going to be revealed in 2022.”

Kunneman claimed that on Aug. 16, 2020, “God prophesied through this vessel here that they would steal the election.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/hank-kunneman-says-that-questioning-his-false-election-prophesies-is-grievous-to-god/




But as long as they are selling out for the Dark One, they have no shame and will never feel bad about themselves. These people are vile and vicious and it’s going to get worse. Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:




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This week’s This Fucking Guy is Tito Ortiz. If you follow the UFC at all, you know that he used to be one of their top fighters selling out arenas. Now he’s selling out for Q Anon. As the Trump loving former mayor pro temp of Huntington Beach, California. As we say here in California, Huntington Beach is the Myrtle Beach of Daytona Beaches. Lots of racist white people inhabiting the sands. In case you’re wondering what his credentials are – he basically says what the MAGA crowd wants to hear, which is the only requirement to get anywhere in that party. Oh and he’s also been featured on PPV. I guess maybe too many blows to the head are why he’s in the Former Guy party? But he made the news because he’s clearly a product of social media brainwashing. Like really, tell me you’re in a deranged cult without telling me that you’re in a deranged cult.

Tito Ortiz, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship pioneer who recently resigned from his position as Mayor Pro Tem of Huntington Beach, California, after a series of scandals, remains a lightning rod of controversy.

During an August 15 interview with former heavyweight boxer David “Nino” Rodriguez, Ortiz encouraged listeners to rebel against COVID-19 regulations and preventative measures such as mask mandates, which he compared to the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.

“Don’t wear a mask if you don’t want to wear a mask,” Ortiz said during the interview, which was viewed more than 55,000 times on YouTube. “A mandate is a strong suggestion. It is not a law. Make them take you to jail. Stand up, and fight for your freedoms because this is all we have left. It scares me that people are willing to comply…that’s what the Jews did, and they got killed, man. It’s so scary. History is repeating itself right now, and people don’t see it because they think it is not going to happen here. It is happening, folks.

This is not the first time that Ortiz has relied on the Holocaust to argue against COVID-19 public health measures. In March 2021, Ortiz posted two anti-semitic images on his personal Instagram account while trying to argue against mask mandates. The first was a split image: the top half featured German soldiers giving Nazi salutes, while the bottom half showed two individuals wearing PPE masks along with the caption, “How could they all just comply? We would never do that. They must have been brainwashed.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/former-huntington-beach-mayor-pro-tem-tito-ortiz-likens-mask-mandates-to-the-holocaust/




Seriously is it my imagination or does the alt right use more Nazi imagery and Hitler comparisons than the fucking History Channel does? Yeah I’m not saying it’s the Nazis…. But it’s the Nazis. However Mr. Ortiz was more than just a crazy person who keeps spewing MAGA talking points. In fact he’s part of a plot by right wingers to use UFC fighters to convert Latino voters. There’s also this fucking guy Beneil Darisuh – another MMA fighter who is using his platform to promote dangerous conspiracy theories!

Beneil Darisuh—a long-time mixed martial artist with the Ultimate Fighting Championship—feels compelled to warn you about the dangers of communism.

Speaking to conservative talk show host and right-wing operative Candace Owens last week, the Iranian-born fighter discussed his perspective on communism and Marxism, which he admits is shaped by the experiences of his Vietnamese wife whose parents fled their homeland to escape the country’s communist government.

“The government, once it takes power, nobody takes that away,” Dariush told Owens during the interview. “If it’s gained freely, it will be taken back in blood. That’s the only way to get away from communism, Marxism. You can see it in history.”

Dariush went on to criticize mainstream media and its alleged defense of communism, which he claims is achieved through deliberately ambiguous language, “The issue is, it’s the way they play with words. You say ‘communism,’ and they say ‘Well, we’re not really talking about communism, we’re talking about socialism.’ You say ‘socialism,’ and they say ‘Well it’s not that kind of socialism, it’s this,’” Dariush explained.
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/caged-politics-how-right-wing-media-utilizes-the-ufc-to-fuel-political-division/




But that said, the city of Huntington Beach in the last four years – and particularly the last two – has earned a bit of a reputation. It’s the home of the west coast KKK and has attracted lots of right wing rallies to their streets. In fact the current mayor accused Mr. Ortiz of playing to right wing white supremacists in a virtual town hall meeting back in April. So is Huntington Beach the Myrtle Beach of California? Oh you bet your ass it is!

Huntington Beach City Council hosted a meeting Monday evening to further discuss the pamphlets, which eventually led to a vote in favor of denouncing the KKK and condemning hate crimes against minorities. However, during the open-session meeting, several residents taking part in the virtual meeting accused Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz of empowering white supremacists.

“You have your time to shine; talk to your people and tell them not to come to our city,” one caller told Ortiz. “You are empowering these people, and it’s fucking disgusting.”

Ortiz—the former UFC champion turned MAGA politician—has been a lightning rod for controversy since being elected to city council last November. He routinely used his platform to spread dangerous conspiracy theories related to the far-right QAnon movement as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which he routinely referred to as a “plandemic.” He publicly chastised a popular burger franchise after being denied service for not wearing a mask, and he was barred from attending a city council meeting at the Huntington Beach library for the same reason. His antics led to vote of no-confidence from his fellow council members, which was eventually shelved when Ortiz apologized for his behavior.

The former UFC champion is also a fierce Trump loyalist and used his platform to amplify the former president, associate with far-right groups, and propagate dangerous conspiracy theories such as QAnon, all while campaigning with the Trumpian slogan of “Making Huntington Beach Safe Again.” Ortiz even attempted to sell QAnon shirts on his clothing website during his campaign. (Author Note: Read Right Wing Watch’s longform reporting on Ortiz here.) Despite his controversial track record and limited political experience, Ortiz was elected to city council with 14.3 percent of the vote, finishing first among 15 candidates.
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kkk-flyers-found-in-huntington-beach-ahead-of-white-lives-matter-rally/




Oh people stop your rabbling! But here’s where it gets weird, and you knew that it was going to! And this is part of an emerging trend with MAGA politicians is that they are fucking clueless. Just look at Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene. The thing is if you see a MAGA / Q Anon far right person like Tito Ortiz, don’t hesitate for a second to vote for the next person on the ballot. Because they are so terrible that they’ll likely quit or resign because everyone hates them. That’s the life of a MAGA politician!

Tito Ortiz—the former UFC champion turned MAGA politician—has resigned from his position as Huntington Beach mayor pro tem and city council member, stating “character assassinations” by the media prompted his decision.

The former mixed martial arts fighter announced his resignation Tuesday night during the first in-person city council meeting of the year.

“This job isn’t working for me,” Ortiz said during in-person meeting, according to the Orange County Register.

Ortiz revealed that he made the decision to leave office on behalf of his family. His two sons recently made national news when they were sent home from school after arriving without face masks, which are mandatory for all students and teachers in California. Ortiz had encouraged one of his sons to take off his mask “anytime you possibly can.”
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/ufc-pioneer-turned-qanon-adherent-tito-ortiz-resigns-as-huntington-beach-mayor-pro-tem-citing-media-attacks/




So yeah tell that to Mr. Ortiz – he may be a MAGA favorite but he’s so insane that it took two recall votes against him before he finally resigned. That’s Tito Ortiz – this week’s:




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Welcome back to the segment that attempts to take a crack at explaining the unexplainable – Conspiracy Corner! Hello everyone we are coming at you live from our underground doomsday shelter deep in the heart of the New Mexico badlands – undisclosed location of course! Just let me adjust my trusty tin foil hat for maximum government interference. Ah there we go! You know when it comes to following all things Q Anon, you know that we haven’t followed enough. Because things are getting weirder and nuttier with that crew. So much that their own convention got booted from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Gee, you think maybe being associated with treason weasels would be really bad for business? I thought so too!

One of Nevada’s largest and most iconic hotel-casino companies is now associated with QAnon, the far-right movement associated with the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and a group that the FBI has for years considered a domestic terrorism threat. High-profile luminaries of the fringe conspiracy faction are appearing at a conference at a convention center owned by Caesars Entertainment in late October.

The Patriot Voice, the QAnon event organizer that previously hosted the “Patriot Roundup” in Dallas over Memorial Day Weekend, is hosting a three-day “Patriot Double Down” event at the Caesars Forum convention space near the Las Vegas Strip, with special rates for attendees at hotels owned by Caesars Entertainment.

“Caesars Entertainment provides event and convention space for a wide range of industries and organizations,” said a company spokesperson via email. “Events taking place in our facilities are not indicative of the company’s views, nor are they an endorsement of any group or organization. We require all of our guests to comply with local laws and mandates, including the current indoor mask mandate.”

On the “Patriot Double Down” event website, a slick promotional video plays on loop, cleverly blending power music befitting a WWE wrestler’s entrance theme with Las Vegas and QAnon symbols: a pair of dice emblazoned with the words “God wins;” a playing card featuring the QAnon rallying cry, “Where we go one, we go all;” a poker chip with the skull logo from “The Punisher” comic book character, which QAnon uses as a recruitment tool; and a brief shot of Caesars Palace hotel with the brand’s iconic logo — a profile of the Roman general framed by palm fronds — replaced with a golden “Q.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/08/20/caesars-entertainment-qanon-las-vegas/?sh=8dbbf6a10722




Oh come on, even President Camacho had more integrity than these dolts do! But here’s the thing – convention or no convention, Q is an addiction and it’s not one that you want to find your friends or relatives engaging in. Just like if someone is addicted to opioids or meth, being addicted to Q can have complications that can wreak havoc on your social lives and possibly your work or career choices. And chances are that people involved in Q are also up to other really shady activity. So once again chose your friends and enemies wisely.

A few years ago, QAnon had an obscure internet following organized around a baseless conspiracy theory. It has now become ubiquitous, with regular and disturbing news stories reminding us of its reach.

Last week, we learned of a QAnon-related data leak of Colorado voting machine logins. The week before, people around the country struggled to comprehend a gruesome homicide allegedly committed by a QAnon-following father who, according to authorities, told the FBI he killed his two small children because he believed they’d inherited from their mother lizard DNA that would turn them into monsters. Last spring, a mother admitted to killing her three children, saying she wanted to protect them from becoming victims of a sadistic cabal of pedophiles whose existence is widely believed among QAnon adherents.

Why would such outlandish conspiracy theories hold sway over these parents and others around the country? One way to comprehend the incomprehensible is to recognize the parallels between QAnon and addictive drugs like opioids — which are also manipulated by malicious actors to trap vulnerable people in increasingly unhealthy spirals that ultimately result in the destruction of families and even death. Recognizing these similarities is helpful in both accurately diagnosing the QAnon phenomenon and trying to treat it.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/why-qanon-followers-are-opioid-addicts-why-matters-ncna1277323




But in the increasing filing cabinet known as the “where are they now” file, the Q Nuts are getting crazier and crazier especially because their predictions about Trump’s reinstatement simply are not coming true. I mean how much longer are they going to keep peddling *THAT* lie? But our old buddy Mike Lindell is certainly up to his old tricks and we can expect to see more of him even as his funds are very slowly dwindling!

For months, August 13 had been pushed as the date for Trump’s return to power, though it doesn’t seem there was much of a basis for why this specific date was predicted.

Some Trump followers who falsely claim widespread fraud robbed him of a win in the 2020 presidential election had hoped the GOP-pushed Arizona election audit would uncover proof of fraud, but the audit is running months behind schedule and cannot alter the long-certified election results.

According to Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Trump himself was saying earlier this year that he believed he’d be reinstated to office by August, though his daughter-in-law and campaign surrogate Lara Trump said Trump’s team didn’t actually believe he’d return to the White House this year.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a noted conspiracy theorist regarding the 2020 election results, has also floated August 13 as the reinstatement date for Trump and several GOP senators who lost in 2020, while far-right attorney Sidney Powell has also claimed Trump “can simply be reinstated,” even though there’s no legal authority for that to happen.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/08/13/qanon-marked-friday-as-trump-reinstatement-day-here-are-other-flop-predictions-of-trumps-return/?sh=61d37c1d2a77




So if you can be addicted to Q Anon, can you be deprogrammed from it? That’s the billion dollar question on the table. Because Q Anon theories are tearing organizations, schools, businesses, and families apart. It’s entirely possible to deprogram someone from being in a cult. But this one is trickier since there’s no central organization involved. And when one spends too much time on social media, well, their mind is already warped.

A sizeable number of students returning to school need to be "detoxed" from QAnon-inspired lies they soaked in -- often from their parents -- while away from class because of the pandemic, CNBC reports.

"Teachers across the country face a vexing and evolving challenge as the new school year begins and students return to the classroom following a roughly 18-month hiatus from normal in-person learning," the report says. "Since the last time full classrooms congregated, a whole industry of misinformation has exploded online, spreading conspiracy theories on everything from the alleged steal of the presidential election, which Joe Biden won, to the prevalence of microchips in Covid-19 vaccines."

Citing studies showing that 15% of Americans believe QAnon conspiracies and 22% self-identify as anti-vaxxers, the CNBC piece describes the special challenges posed to educators "by the combination of misinformation on social media and a growing population of duped and radicalized parents."

Here's more from the CNBC story:

"It's bad enough that kids are exposed to dangerous untruths across their favorite social media apps like Facebook, YouTubeand TikTok. An equally large problem is that, while stuck at home during the pandemic, many students had their days of virtual schooling interrupted by screaming parents, who themselves had fallen deep into the internet's darkest rabbit holes."
https://www.salon.com/2021/09/06/teachers-struggle-to-deprogram-kids-from-qanon-and-anti-vax-beliefs-after-parents-radicalize_partner/





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Of course you know by now that people are people, and people are dumb! Now before we begin this week, I want to talk about what defines a “People Are Dumb” story. So let’s make this clear – a guy getting arrested for a drug possession charge doesn’t qualify you for People Are Dumb. Now if he were to get arrested because he called 911 for someone stealing his crack pipe, that’s a story worthy of People Are Dumb! Someone who gets in a car accident in the McDonalds parking lot, not a People Are Dumb story. On the other hand, someone who destroys the entire restaurant because they ran out of chicken nuggets? Now that’s a People Are Dumb story! I want to start with this story out of Yakima , Washington. Look… here’s the thing if you’re out camping and you need your car fixed, maybe don’t do what this guy did, because you’re gonna have a bad time!

Emergency crews responded Tuesday to an SUV that drivers spotted submerged in the Yakima River, but the driver claims he did it intentionally, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.

At about 11 a.m., callers said they saw the blue Chevrolet Suburban in the water of the Yakima River.

Sheriffs deputies responded and found the vehicle in the water and the owner nearby.

According to police, the owner of the vehicle told them he had replaced the thermostat in the vehicle and needed to fill the radiator with water.

Deputies say the driver told them he intentionally drove the SUV into the water so that he could get water into the radiator.

The vehicle was towed out of the river..
https://foxkansas.com/news/offbeat/man-sinks-suv-in-river-to-fill-up-radiator-with-water




Yup and this dude definitely French fried when he should have pizza’d. Next up – you know we don’t usually talk much about death on this segment. We generally, you know, want people to survive their stupidity. Of course there’s an entire awards program for that, you may have heard of them as the “Darwin Awards”. But this one might be a certified award winner and we go to India for this story. Look no one wants to get pregnant but this guy might have literally “sealed the deal”. See what I did there?

Police say a man may have died after using a high-powered epoxy resin to seal his private parts during intercourse to ensure protection from pregnancy.

A local police investigator reportedly said that 25-year-old Salman Mirza decided to use the epoxy instead of a condom and it may have complicated his health condition.

He was found unconscious a day after entering a hotel with his ex-fiancee. He was hospitalized but died.

Police officers told the Times of India that the pair had taken some drugs and then decided to have sex.

"Since they did not have any protection, they decided to apply the adhesive on his private parts to ensure that she does not get pregnant," the paper reported.
https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/man-dies-after-having-sex-using-epoxy-adhesive-instead-of-a-condom




Next up – of course we have some Florida stories for you! Florida – or as Homer Simpson famously referred to it as “America’s Wang” always brings some top quality crazy stories every single week. This week there’s no exception. And what is it with the town of Clearwater? Is someone putting something in the water supply there? We must have at least 2 – 3 stories a week coming from Clearwater. Dating is always fun and games until there’s a high speed pursuit involved!

Florida man arrested for leading police on a high-speed chase has explained the chase as an attempt to impress his passenger during a first date.

Clearwater Police Department officers arrested 22-year-old motorcyclist Taylor William Beverly on Saturday night after he ran a red light and sped away as police tried to pull him over. Beverly, riding a white motorcycle, allegedly made eye contact with police before beginning the chase. Following his arrest, Beverly told officers that he had been trying to "show off" during a first date with the woman who was riding as a passenger on the back of his motorcycle.

Police temporarily broke off the chase while Beverly darted through traffic, running multiple additional red lights and traveling "at well over 100 [miles per hour]." They were able to apprehend him at an intersection minutes later. Court records indicate that Beverly also refused to slow down as his date was "screaming at him to stop." ........(more)

https://www.newsweek.com/florida-man-says-he-tried-show-off-first-date-high-speed-police-chase-1624785




Next up – sticking in the Sunshine State, who doesn’t want to have some fun with a go kart? I mean come on go karts are more fun than actual driving is sometimes. Even Randal from Clerks knew that driving a go kart was a great escape from reality. But even if you do go joy riding in a go kart, there’s something things that you probably shouldn’t bring with you – drugs and guns. That’s right – all things are bad if drugs and guns are found, even go karts!

A man riding a go-kart on the streets of a Florida city was busted in his tiny ride with a gun and a big bag of cocaine, deputies said.

Miguel Angel Sanchez, 21, was spotted illegally driving a go-kart in Fort Pierce late Monday by a deputy, setting off a brief chase, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

“When the deputies tried to stop Mr. Sanchez, the game was on,” department officials said in a playful statement invoking Nintendo’s classic Mario Kart video game series. “Sanchez threw a backpack from his racer, bent a few corners and then ditched the cart, running away on foot.”

Deputies soon cornered Sanchez and took him into custody. A police K-9 then discovered a handgun near his abandoned ride, as well as a backpack he tossed away that had more than 15 grams of cocaine inside, department officials said. .............(more)

https://nypost.com/2021/08/18/man-busted-with-cocaine-gun-while-riding-go-kart-in-florida/




Yeah that’s how you should be driving a go kart! Finally this week – once again sticking with the Sunshine State, have you ever seen an unusual parking job and thought that this driver should be forced to retake driver’s training? Well yeah there is that but with the added bonus of a DUI involved! That’s right! What? Come on it is Florida and in the Sunshine State all crazy things happen and I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often!

We’ve seen some bad parking jobs in Miami in our day, but this latest one in Florida may top them all.

On the Gulf Coast of Florida, a man was arrested after his Lexus RX-350 was spotted dangling over the edge of a pier, the Clearwater Police Department said.

Pictures on the agency’s Facebook post shows the maroon hatchback, the driver door open and its front portion hanging perilously over the edge.

“Officers are conducting a drunken driving investigation this afternoon after the driver of this vehicle found a very unusual parking spot behind Pier House 60 on Coronado Drive,” wrote the department, which made the arrest a few hours later. ............(more)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/very-unusual-parking-spot-man-155845558.html




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Welcome to our new 4 part series detailing the recall election of California governor Gavin Newsom… cue reverb… THE ROAD TO RECALL! Ooh that was some good reverb there! Yes we’re taking a short break from our exploration of the MAGA cult and what they’re up to in Red State Diaries. People, we cannot stress enough how important it is if you’re living in the Golden State to vote and get out the vote. Because the people who are trying to win this election are people who you wouldn’t trust to run a 7-11. And they could do some serious damage to our state if they win on Sept. 14th. But here’s where you really need to vote. The guy who could be California’s next governor is Larry Elder. Yes, that Larry Elder, the right wing Rush Limbaugh wannabe who once called himself the “King Of South Central”. You really want that guy in charge? Where does he stand?

Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn't think it's necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California's state workers if he is elected to replace the Democratic governor in the September 14 special election.

"I don't believe the science suggests that young people should be vaccinated. I don't believe the science suggests that young people should have to wear masks at school," Elder told CNN's Joe Johns during a wide-ranging interview Monday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Even though some pediatric ICUs faced a shortage of beds in areas that were hard hit by Covid-19 this summer, he went on to make the misleading assertion that "young people are not likely to contract the coronavirus, and when they do, their symptoms are likely to be mild, and they're not likely to be hospitalized, and certainly not likely to die."

The conservative talk radio host's statements stand in sharp contradiction to the patterns that many doctors and medical officials are warning about as the highly transmissible Delta variant has spread across the country, sickening more young people who are unvaccinated than the earlier phases of the virus last year. At a time when coronavirus infections are surging in children across the United States, the Biden administration has engaged in an intensive campaign to get teens and young adults vaccinated.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/larry-elder-california-recall-contender-makes-misleading-claim-that-young-people-don-t-need-covid-19-vaccines/ar-AANXa0M?li=BB141NW3




Well fucking duh! Of course he’s going to lie and cheat his way through, he’s a MAGA leaning radio host and Rush Limbaugh Lite! Well one of the key hallmarks of the MAGA movement is being a closet self-loather, and Larry has that in strides. Of course if Larry Elder is elected and the MAGAs somehow take over California, things are going to get more racist and harder for minorities. That’s what happens when people vote for these cretins, but they do anyways!

The California recall election’s Republican front-runner, Larry Elder, has built a career as a Black radio talk show host who isn’t afraid to deny the reality of systemic racism by maligning Black people. He likes to call himself “the sage from South-Central.”

The problem is, the statistics he’s shared over the decades to support his views and policy proposals are misleading, if not outright false, casting Black people as unusually crime-prone. In some cases, the bogus data come directly from Jared Taylor, a leading white supremacist Elder has repeatedly cited in his articles and books.

Elder told The Times last week that he plans to “change the rhetoric about how bad the cops are.” Last year, he shared a graphic with so-called facts depicting Black people as murderous, echoing similar claims he’s made on air for decades: “Blacks kill 2x as many whites (500) as whites kill Blacks (250),” and “Blacks, 13% of pop., commit 50% of murders.”

Jeffrey Fagan, a law professor at Columbia University, said of these numbers: “This is an extraordinarily dishonest rendering.” He and other criminal experts say Black people don’t disproportionately victimize whites, nor are they more inclined toward violent crimes.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-18/larry-elder-racism-immigration-recall-republican




Yeah no, Larry, you’re not gonna do that. The idea that cops are bad is firmly engrained into American culture. There’s been movies about it, there’s been whole albums about it. There’s been trials. There’s been lots of bad shit said about police. You’re not gong to change anyone’s minds about the police anytime soon. But this might be the single most batshit crazy claim he’s made yet. Just the sheer stupidity is mind boggling!

Elder, 69, sat down with Owens, a conservative talk show host and author, to share views on the current state of race relations and why the Black community “plays the victim card,” as reported by Insider.

During their conversation, Elder and Owens, who are both Black, touched on the topic of reparations, which are commonly advocated for by Black activist groups as a way to mitigate the financial repercussions of slavery by transferring federal funds and other resources to America’s Black communities.

Elder, however, argued that enslaved individuals were legally deemed “property” at the time. He noted that slave owners and their estates are owed compensation for the human property they lost following the end of the Civil War and the passage of the 13th amendment which partially abolished slavery after 1865.

“When people talk about reparations, do they really want to have that conversation? Like it or not, slavery was legal,” Elder said. “Their legal property was taken away from them after the Civil War, so you could make an argument that the people that are owed reparations are not only just Black people but also the people whose ‘property’ was taken away after the end of the Civil War.”

The conversation began when Owens, known for using her platform to spread misinformation, incorrectly stated that the United States was “one of the first countries that banned the slave trade.”

The U.S. was actually one of the last to do so, according to PolitiFact.

More: https://thegrio.com/2021/09/05/larry-elder-candace-owens-reparations/




This is like the chicken arguing in favor of Colonel Sanders! Holy shit! But really elect an abuser like Larry Elder and you’re going to get abused. That’s right – Larry Elder is the subject of a police investigation. I think that might be a built in feature of running MAGA. Because these people are proud assholes and they wear it on their sleeve. Which is why we cannot allow them to get ahold of my state and they’ve been coming for it for years. If they do… the shit is gonna hit the fan.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating domestic violence accusations against California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder -- allegations he has denied.

"The department was made aware of domestic violence accusations against Larry Elder," an LAPD spokesperson told CNN, but they said additional details on the allegations would not be made public "due to the confidential nature of domestic violence investigations."

The police said in a statement to CNN that nothing would be made public until "allegations can be investigated thoroughly and submitted to the district attorney's office for filing consideration."

The accusations stem from an alleged 2015 incident described to CNN by Elder's then-fiancée and former employee Alexandra Datig.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/politics/larry-elder-police-investigation-domestic-violence-accusation/index.html




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Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:06 PM

2. I know, right?

Maybe the FDA should make a PSA with Mr. Ed telling people not to take ivermectin. Maybe then they'll listen!

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