Threw a Wrench In It
Threw a wrench in it . . . , Homeless On The High Desert, Ten Bears
December 13, 2021 in g’da said
If this is new to you, you haven’t been paying attention ~
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent an email saying
the National Guard would be present to ‘protect pro Trump people’
in the lead up to the US Capitol insurrection, according to a new
contempt report released by the January 6 committee Sunday night.
Anyone that was paying attention saw this coming, was calling it out for what it was and no one was there. In one of those rare moments of cohesion “The Left” just wasn’t there: not the Anarchists, not Antifa, not Black Block, Black Lives Matter, Angry Moms, Leaf Blower Dads or the Monkey Wrench Gang.
There was no “opposition” there for them to call the Guard out on.
Thank you run …
You are welcome.
In 70-71; I was with 4thBn 10th Marines, Camp Lejeune. We were trained in riot control. Standard issue Flak – jackets, M14s, bayonets, helmets with liners, and in utilities. Elements of the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg was also trained. We were trained in crowd control in case the Capitol was attacked. Nixon era.
Nothing happened. I believe we would have been better than the police in crowd control. We had no anger, were trained, and Vietnam veterans. Most of us were sympathetic even though we were there to face off with them.
If they do not convict this lot of traitorous and privileged politicians, I am not sure what we are faced with then. These people need to be taught, they can not subvert an election or overthrow a government.
Ten Bears, you are always welcome here.
Thank you again run. We may have crossed paths, long ago and far away.
i was involved in the exorcism of the Pentagon, run, but that was before your time..
If the Dem’s don’t figure out a way to keep congress in 2022 elections, there will be no judgement and punishment for these crimes. If the Dem’s don’t pass something to undo what the Repubs are doing in each state I think we are screwed as I can’t see enough Republican people in the Republican gerrymandered districts voting Democratic to save our democracy.
This continues to be a survival issue for the GOP.
They have shown that they will pull out all the stops to counteract the Dem hold on urban (and suburban) majorities. And of course, their people are struggling to stay in office. They are desperate, and it shows.
But those who are their supporters agree with them and share their pain.
At the cost of what Dems consider ‘our democracy’. Presumably, it’s going to get even uglier.
It’s a survival issue for the GOP. That’s all there is to it.
If they take down the country to maintain their ‘power’ in Washington, then I guess they figure it will all have been worth it.
I fully intend to never vote for a Republican again, but here in MA that’s perfectly ok.