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Worst Quotes of the Week – January 30, 2021

“This is what happens when you govern by pen and phone.  The jobs of hard working Americans are sacrificed in the name of environmental activism.”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), criticizing the number of executive orders President Joe Biden has signed, including cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline

“Sadly, free speech is a notion that is increasingly radical to the liberal left.  I do not plan on leaving, and I need your help to fight back against this attack on free speech.”

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX), on being removed from the Board of Trustees for Texas Christian University (TCU) because he voted against certifying Joe Biden as president

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Best Quotes of the Week – January 30, 2021

“We see with our own eyes. We know it in our bones. It is time to act.”

President Joe Biden, upon signing executive orders to make the U.S. energy-independent and stop the use of fossil fuels to combat climate change

“I am happy to work with Republicans on this issue where there’s common ground, but you almost had me murdered 3 weeks ago, so you can sit this one out.  Happy to work with almost any other GOP that aren’t trying to get me killed.  In the meantime if you want to help, you can resign.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, criticizing Sen. Ted Cruz over the January 6 Capitol Hill riots

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Don’t You Understand? They’re Victims!

“The Devil made me do it!”

Flip Wilson

You have to understand something about the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  They’re not entirely responsible for their actions.  They had merely responded to the words of their newly-formed deity, Donald Trump.  In the hours leading up to the siege, Trump had infused them with idea that he had been wronged by the voting process; that the 2020 elections had been manipulated by covert gangs of leftist forces determined to enforce abortions and gun confiscations upon helpless, red-blooded, bible-carrying Christian American citizens to ensure his loss.  He was a victim, Trump maintained, and vicariously so were his minions.

CHARGE!!!!!!!!!

Thus, the Trumpians had been victimized by the same queer-loving renegades and they were justified in storming the Capitol, tearing through offices, screaming like children told to come in for dinner, threatening others because they got their feelings hurt – all while dressed like ghosts of the Civil War and refugees from a Comic-Con conference gone wrong.

Please!

The Capitol Hill warriors are no more victims of enraged rhetoric than porn stars are of poor script-writing.  For years conservatives have proclaimed the tenets of individual freedom and personal responsibility.  They declared such values in reactive angst to a welfare society and relentless victimhood proclamations.

They loathed when non-White people bemoaned centuries of Euro-colonial oppression and systemic racism.  They rolled their eyes at the thought of women hollering about sexual harassment in the workplace and on college campuses.  They snickered at queer folks complaining of innate homophobia on the job and in school.

Then the U.S. Congress met on January 6, 2021 to certify Joe Biden as the winner of last year’s presidential contest, and – as Dante Alighieri once wrote – all hell broke loose.

The Trumpian crowd became maddened by the process and felt they had no other recourse but to subvert that constitutional mechanism in the most violent manner possible.  Their voices and votes had been ignored and they had to stop the madness.

So, in the name of Ronald Reagan, where the hell was all that talk of personal responsibility?  Where were the people to take ownership of themselves and their actions?  In other words, why do the Capitol Hill rioters suddenly see themselves as victims of…well, anything?!

They all sound like a bunch of – oh, God!  A bunch of minorities, women and queers!  Pass the rifle and heaven forbid!  Now these “victims” have placed themselves in the same category as tree-loving, pot-smoking, Muslim-loving liberals!

What’s going to happen next?  The magnetic poles will switch sides – like communist traitors – and life as we know will extinguish itself?

Again – please!

I personally don’t care to hear the anguished state of mind of these mentally- challenged pencil-dick and cavern-cunt imps.  What happened with last year’s presidential elections is something known as democracy.  It’s the sustenance upon which civilized societies survive.  We cannot exist without it.  The goons who stormed the Capitol three weeks ago didn’t fall victim to the verbiage of Donald Trump; they were victims of their own damned stupidity.  If they truly were swayed by Trumpian oratory, they are as gullible as a child believing in Santa Claus.  They roared into that building because what was left of their brain cells had perished in the swamp of their own hysteria.

It’s just so incredibly interesting that these right-wing extremists who wrap themselves in the American flag and cry freedom – while waving the loser traitorous Confederate flag – are suddenly helpless and violated.  They couldn’t help themselves.  Their faux president told them to do it.

The reality is quite simple: they’re violent and they’re stupid.  But they aren’t victims.

Flip Wilson on “The Ed Sullivan Show” January 11, 1970

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Photo of the Week – January 23, 2021

Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Vice-President Kamala Harris during Wednesday’s inauguration.  Goodman is the officer who was captured on video singlehandedly leading the mob of right-wing extremists that invaded the building on January 6 away from lawmakers.  The consensus now is that Goodman’s actions inadvertently prevented the rioters from entering the Senate chamber long enough for lawmakers to escape and find shelter.

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Strangest Quote of the Week – January 23, 2021

“The mob was fed lies.  They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell, about the mob of Donald Trump supporters who invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6

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Worst Quotes of the Week – January 23, 2021

“A new report says that some far-right protesters have discussed posing as members of the National Guard to infiltrate the inauguration — the way Democrats infiltrated two weeks ago and put on MAGA clothing.”

Maria Bartiromo, claiming Capitol Hill rioters were actually Democrats disguised as Trump supporters

“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms – they’re not who America is.  They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about.  Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker.”

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, claiming multiculturalism is authoritarianism

“Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History.  This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway,’ This great highway runs through the heartland of Florida in the State that President Trump calls home.”

Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Fla.), on his proposed legislation to rename the U.S. 27 Route in Florida as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway”

Rep. Sabatini told the Orlando Sentinel that he chose Route 27 because it passes through Lake County, his home district.

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Photos of the Week – January 16, 2021

Yes, it’s been another crappy week here in the United States, with the ongoing madness of the 2020 presidential election, refuse of the January 6 Capitol Hill riots, and worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help soothe everyone’s souls (short of providing free alcohol and unlimited sex), I present these pictures of baby goats.

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Video of the Week – January 16, 2021

Donald Trump calling for peace during the presidential transition.

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Tweet of the Week – January 16, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene

In response to the tweet from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Taylor Greene wrote in an email: “Healthy people do not spread COVID.  COVID positive people spread COVID.  Everyone was exposed ALL week by the COVID positive members who Nancy Pelosi brought into the Capitol and into Washington DC.”

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Best Quotes of the Week – January 16, 2021

“He will go down in history as the worst president ever.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, comparing the Capitol Hill riots of January 6 to Nazis attacking Jews in World War II-era Europe

“But maybe, just maybe, Mr. Cruz has finally overreached with this latest power grab, which is correctly seen as an attempt to corral Mr. Trump’s base for his own 2024 presidential ambitions. This time, however, Mr. Cruz was spinning, obfuscating and demagoguing to assist in efforts to overturn the will of the voters for his own ends.”

Mimi Swartz, in a New York Times editorial

“The White man’s audacity does not concede; it coerces; it demands.”

Mitchell S. Jackson, in an editorial for Esquire

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