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January 19th, 2021 - 1:04 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia

FBI captures Capitol spy suspect

A Capitol invader who possibly stole a laptop computer from Nancy Pelosi’s office intending to sell it to Russian intelligence services has been caught, the U.K-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, January 18, 2021. Read story here. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania [...]

January 19th, 2021 - 12:20 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

The rise of rightwing militias and what to do about them

It’s no accident that potentially violent rightwing militias have proliferated and become more aggressive during Trump’s time in office. He encouraged them. Before 2016 “these groups operated mainly on the political margins,” two political scientists wrote in a Foreign Affair[...]

January 18th, 2021 - 11:57 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Meet a Trump supporter

“A New Mexico county commissioner who heads Cowboys for Trump was arrested Sunday in Washington, D.C.,” Huffington Post reported on Monday, January 18, 2021. Couy Griffin (photo below), who was wanted on an arrest warrant for storming the Capitol on January 6, drove from his home in New Mexi[...]

January 17th, 2021 - 11:27 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Twitter blocks GOP rabblerouser

   “Twitter temporarily locked newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene out of her personal account on Sunday afternoon after the QAnon follower sent out a slew of tweets that pushed election disinformation and incited supporters of President Donald Trump,'” Huffington Post reported o[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 2:31 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Man with gun arrested while trying to get through D.C. checkpoint with fake inauguration credentials

Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, at a checkpoint a mile north of the Capitol Building around 6:30 p.m Friday night (EST) as he tried “as he tried to make his way through security checkpoints in downtown D.C.,” the Daily Mail and USA Today reported on Saturday[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:48 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

David Neiwert: Where the far right may go from here

The following is excerpted from an interview with Huffington Post published on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (here). David Neiwert (bio here) is a freelance journalism specializing in far right extremism. “The thing that I’ve been most assiduously tracking for the last 20 years is the … m[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The car accident that didn’t happen

Suppose I came to you and said, “You just hit my car. The repairs will cost $3,000. Pay me.” You’re bewildered. You didn’t hit my car. You look at my car, and don’t see any dents, dings, or scratches. There’s nothing wrong with it. But then you notice my glazed ey[...]

January 15th, 2021 - 11:48 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The smiling terrorist next door

He looks ordinary. He could be your neighbor. But he’s nuts, armed, and wants you dead. Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. (photo, left), owner of an Atlanta car wash business, may be such a person. His words and actions certainly portray him that way. He didn’t participate in the January 6, [...]

January 14th, 2021 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Support your local police?

   From CNN, Thursday, January 14, 2021:    “As DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone lay on the ground at the US Capitol building, stunned and injured, he knew a group of rioters were stripping him of his gear. They grabbed spare ammunition, ripped the police radio off his chest a[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 5:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Death of Capitol rioter busted up a threesome

The MAGA terrorist shot dead by Capitol Police last Wednesday and her husband were members of a “throuple,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail claims. I’m posting this story in keeping with The-Ave.US‘s new editorial ambition of seeking to acquire a reputation as a trashy supe[...]