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December 27th, 2022 - 4:40 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Whitmer kidnap plotter gets 16 years

Adam Fox, 39, described as “co-leader” of a rightwing plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, dodged a life sentence but will spend 16 years in prison. Prosecutors portrayed Fox as a dangerous terrorist, but a federal judge questioned whether he has the brains to be a leader, and [...]

December 11th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Sunday, 12/11/22, political stories

Elon Musk said Dr. Anthony Fauci should be “prosecuted,” but didn’t identify a crime Fauci committed. Recent events have exposed Musk as a far-right extremist who, more than once, has made libelous comments about other people (read story here). Trump “wasn’t particularl[...]

December 11th, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Politics

You need a bigger castle than this to overthrow the real government

Germany was to be a monarchy again. Until they were arrested last week, they had guns and ammunition, intended to force their way into parliament, handcuff its members, and hold off police. (Sound familiar?) “These so-called Reich citizens are individuals … who don’t recognise the [...]

December 4th, 2022 - 1:32 pm § in Christianity, Politics

Why do we let these people call themselves Christians?

Until his double life was exposed, Thomas Achord (photo below) was headmaster of a Baton Rouge school for “classical Christian education.” Hiding behind a pseudonym, he advocated “Christian nationalism,” a far-right ideology that respects neither democracy nor religious freedom (see [...]

November 24th, 2022 - 9:34 pm § in America, Politics, Religion

The New Right’s dangerous idea

The New Right, Vox writer Zach Beauchamp says (here), is “a loose grouping of conservative thinkers who advocate aggressively wielding state power to promote a more conservative culture.” One of their apostles is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has presidential ambitions. He has aggressiv[...]

November 9th, 2022 - 10:16 am § in Politics, Republicans

Election post-mortem: First, GOPers need to get their facts straight

As the dust settles on the 2022 elections, and dazed Republicans wonder why their party underperformed, they should begin by getting the facts straight. Conservative commentator Marc Thiessen is a bad person who endorsed torture during the Bush regime, see his profile here, but let’s skip over[...]

November 6th, 2022 - 10:29 am § in America, Politics, Racism

What U.S. Civil War 2.0 would be like

Not at all like the 1861-1865 conflict, but potentially just as destructive and bloody. We don’t have to guess how it would play out; Prof. Barbara F. Walter (profile here), who studies political violence, points out that “far-right groups such as the Proud Boys have told us how they pl[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

September 12th, 2022 - 12:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Deranged QAnon Trumper even shot the dog after shooting his family

A QAnon Trumper driven insane by Trump’s 2020 election defeat shot his wife and daughters, then shot the family dog, too. Igor Lanis, 53, of Walled Lake, Michigan (a Detroit suburb), was killed by police when he shot at them, too. His wife, Tina Lanis, 56, died at the scene from multiple handg[...]

August 17th, 2022 - 2:16 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Missouri Trumper indicted for threatening Arizona election official

A Missouri man who left a veiled death threat in an Arizona election official’s voicemail is looking at federal prison time, and he should be. Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, of Tecumseh, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury for making an interstate threat and communicating it by an inters[...]