And it’s about time, isn’t it? It’s about fucking time someone cut off Trump’s mouthpiece. People are still defending Donald Trump, in spite of all of the evidence that he’s a threat to democracy. I wish they’d done it— cut off his Twitter mouthpiece—years ago. Now that there’s talk of impeaching Trump a second time, I realize that my worst fears from four years have come to pass. In fact, they have been surpassed. I never thought it would get this crazy… but lo and behold, it has. DC was overrun by wingnuts galore, intent on destroying democracy and trampling on the will of the people. It’s sheer madness.
Five people died as a result of Wednesday’s melee in Washington, DC. Most of the people who died were people who were there to cause a ruckus. One guy, an Alabaman named Kevin Greeson, reportedly had a heart attack thanks to all of the excitement. He was also carrying a Taser, which some people have said went off in his balls. I’m serious. And he’s just one of the mental giants who thought he could come to Washington, DC, raise hell, and live to tell about it unscathed. This man was supposedly a devoted husband and father. He was described as a loving person who loved his job, his motorcycles, and his co-workers. And yet, despite being “loving”, he encouraged people on Parler to spend all of their money on guns and ammunition and take to the streets. Quoted from an article about Greeson:
In November, Greeson wrote on Parler, “All males over the age of 18 join a group.. be ready to defend our country!! Spend your money on guns and ammo… It’s time to stop this shit!!!!!” “I don’t give two f**ks about COVID.. we have a coup going on in our goddamn country.! These motherfuckering demos are going to make COVID look like a runny nose! They’re goin to f*ck this county up!” he wrote in December. “Let’s take this f**king Country BACK!! Load your guns and take to the streets!” he posted days later.
Yep… sounds like a real upstanding citizen. And now he’s dead. I’ll be honest. My first instinct was to laugh about Greeson’s Taser reportedly going off and shocking him in the balls (which is now reported as false info). But then I realized that it’s really not funny at all. Now his wife has lost a husband and his kids have lost their dad.
Another widely reported casualty of Wednesday’s hell raising is a woman named Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by police while trying to breach the Capitol building. Babbitt, who spent years in the Air Force, Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserves, and was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates, was deeply committed to Donald Trump’s agenda. She came to DC from California, wearing a Trump flag as a cape as she yelled at cops and tried to break in to a government building. She was killed as a couple of rioters hoisted her up.
I want to feel sorry for Ashli Babbitt, but everything I’ve read about her paints her as a very troubled woman. She was married twice. Her second husband’s ex girlfriend took out a restraining order on Babbitt for ramming her car three times on a roadway. The ex said Babbitt was screaming at her and verbally threatening her with violence. Also, Babbitt’s rank at the time she left military service is telling. She was in for fourteen years, yet department the Air Force as a senior airman. After that much time in service, most people opt to stay in so they can collect a retirement. And yet Ashli Babbitt didn’t… or couldn’t. And now she’s made a name for herself as a nut who tried to overthrow the government so her criminal hero, Donald Trump, could stay in office.
“No the fuck you will not!” Ashli Babbitt replied to [Kamala Harris on Twitter]. “No masks, no you, no Biden the kid raper, no vaccines…sit your fraudulent ass down…we the ppl bitch!”
Charming… perhaps it’s good that she’s been put out of her misery. Obviously, she was very agitated about something. And I find it funny that Trump supporters call Joe Biden a “kid raper” when their hero was a regular at Jeffrey Epstein’s private island of debauchery and was, himself, accused of raping teenaged girls who resembled his daughter.
There were three others who died, including Benjamin Philips, a 50 year old man who shared teenaged sons with his ex wife, Nicole Mun, whom he divorced in 2004. Philips had a stroke while enjoying the “festivities”. Before he died, Philips founded and ran a site for Trump supporters called Trumparoo. He organized rides to the Capitol for Trump supporters. And now his kids have lost their dad, all because he couldn’t accept that Donald Trump was voted out of office.
Whom did these people die for? A man who was partying, listening to Laura Branigan’s 80s era hit, “Gloria”, while they were all out in the streets, screaming, yelling, threatening, breaking things, and smearing blood and shit on one of our nation’s most beautiful and venerated buildings and its priceless works of art. A man who did his best to bully Georgia election officials into overturning the results of a fair election. A man who inspires ordinary people to act like terrorists and thugs, harassing people who aren’t like them as they try to walk home from work. A man who brags about hurting and molesting people. This morning, I read about Democrat Representative, Andy Kim, literally cleaning up the mess left by these marauding Trump loving thugs in the Capitol. I suspect he will be helping to clean up their mess figuratively, too, as the sane government officials do what they can to unravel Trump’s governmental Gordian knots.
Trump has already been impeached once. He has just eleven days left in office, and he’s very likely to be impeached again, or be subjected to the 25th Amendment. And he’s been banned from Twitter, while Apple and Google Play are banning the Parler app because of the hatred and vitriol spewed there. There’s no doubt, people were spun up by the negative energy of the Parler application– supposedly where conservatives can speak freely. Well… they can speak freely as long as they make money for the app’s developer and other companies. When they become a liability, the privilege of speaking freely disappears.
It always surprises me to read some of the bluster from Trump supporters screaming about freedom. They want to deny freedom to everyone else by claiming that the election was stolen, even though it clearly wasn’t. They don’t understand how other people could possibly vote against Donald Trump, their hero. Anyone who didn’t vote for Trump was obviously voting illegitimately. Well, I think those of us who still have sense all know that’s bullshit.
And now, there’s a good chance there will be more violence until Inauguration Day and possibly beyond then, which Trump has wisely vowed to skip. Nice going, Trumpers. You sure made America… well, not so great. This is not a great look. It’s shameful and embarrassing. The chaos needs to stop.
“Trump or war. Today. That simple.”
“If you don’t know how to shoot: You need to learn. NOW.”
“we will storm the government buildings, kill cops, kill security guards, kill federal employees and agents, and demand a recount.”
“Trump WILL be sworn in for a second term on January 20th!!,” said a commenter on thedonald.win, a pro-Trump online forum, on Thursday, the day after the siege. “We must not let the communists win. Even if we have to burn DC to the ground. Tomorrow we take back DC and take back our country!!”
Are these really the words of people who love freedom? I don’t think so. Meanwhile, their hero is being abandoned in droves and losing his honorary degrees… not unlike fellow womanizing narcissist Bill Cosby. Hopefully, he’ll end up behind bars like Cosby did, too. Fuck Donald Trump and his followers. They are a disgrace! I hope Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues throw the book at him.