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My sister made an interesting observation about her Covid shot.

She says she didn't even feel the microchip when they injected it.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 09:22 PM (4 replies)

Exclusive: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party

Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.

The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say.

More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of "principled conservatism," including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law - ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump.

The plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse center-right candidates in others, be they Republicans, independents or Democrats, the people say.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2AB07P?__twitter_impression=true


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:33 AM (11 replies)

Why aren't they disinfecting that lectern between speakers?

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Feb 9, 2021, 06:01 PM (2 replies)

Bill Press: Tear down this fence!

Certain events stay with us forever. We’ll never forget where we were on Sept. 11, 2001, when we first learned of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Nor will we ever forget where we were on Jan. 6, 2021, barely a month ago, when we first learned of the terrorist attack on the United States Capitol.

We all watched in horror as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, easily overran understaffed and unprepared Capitol Police, smashed doors and windows, pummeled police officers with the staffs of their MAGA flags, penetrated the sacred Rotunda and House and Senate chambers, forced the vice president and all members of Congress to flee for their lives and killed officer Brian Sicknick.

It was an unbelievable, gut-wrenching moment to witness the desecration of our revered shrine of democracy, the first occupation of the Capitol by an enemy force since the British seized the building in the War of 1812. But a profound relief four hours later to know that the Capitol Building was once again secure and Congress could resume its constitutional duty of certifying the results of the Nov. 3 election.

The mob was chased out of the Capitol. The insurrection was crushed. And the Proud Boys lost. Right? Wrong!

https://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/537918-bill-press-tear-down-this-fence#.YCKi3TayG44.twitter
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:19 AM (1 replies)

Sign on a Seattle food truck.

https://twitter.com/PolitelyWest/status/1358857400141242369?s=20

https://twitter.com/PolitelyWest/status/1358857400141242369/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Feb 8, 2021, 03:56 PM (30 replies)

For all you Bob Ross fans out there.

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And it talks!

LOL! I have that painting! Many years ago a friend of mine tried the Bob Ross style and that was one of his paintings that she copied. We made a trade. Her painting for a baby afghan I had crocheted.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 09:40 AM (1 replies)

Cell phone data tracks the attack on the Capitol.

https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1357991576795041794?s=20

https://twitter.com/i/status/1357991576795041794
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Feb 6, 2021, 10:58 AM (6 replies)

Have you seen this? Marjorie Taylor Greene and Katie Hopkins.

https://twitter.com/funder/status/1357394786081193994?s=20

https://twitter.com/i/status/1357394786081193994

This interview supposedly took place the day after the insurrection at the Capitol.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 4, 2021, 04:05 PM (5 replies)

GOP a 'grotesque caricature' of what it was before, says former Sen. John Danforth

John Danforth, a former Republican senator, garnered attention last month when he denounced Sen. Josh Hawley's role in the Capitol attacks and expressed regret over his previous support for the Missouri lawmaker. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his views on the modern-day Republican Party, former President Trump's impeachment, and the impact of questioning the legitimacy of the election.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/gop-a-grotesque-caricature-of-what-it-was-before-says-former-sen-john-danforth


The full transcript can be read at link.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 11:24 PM (13 replies)

The Ascension of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a video of herself titled “Marjorie Greene Confronts David Hogg” to YouTube on January 21, 2020, shot the year before. In it, she follows the Parkland shooting survivor while berating him for not debating her, informing him she had a concealed carry permit. One year later, when CNN published their story “Video surfaces of Marjorie Taylor Greene confronting Parkland shooting survivor with baseless claims,” rebroadcasting the video, it blew up, and Greene’s stature with it. Families of Parkland victims were brought onto cable news to challenge Greene’s past assertions that the school shooting was a “false flag,” not an original lie, just one common on the Infowars side of the online right wing media, and one she had espoused openly before arriving in Congress. This is who she is and has been. Nothing needed surfacing. Her bid to become an insult-influencer was sitting right there, on her own YouTube account.

Whether or not Greene is a sign of what the Republican party has become—or has long contained, from the Birchers onward—she strongly resembles its former leader. Greene has emerged from the same mold as Donald Trump, starring in her own always-rolling kind of reality show meant to convert attention into influence, vengeance into votes. She is best known for endorsing QAnon, as The New York Times has described her—not just that QAnon is what we most associate with her, but that she is someone whose association with QAnon made her famous. Some Democrats have turned that media attention back on her, trying to hold Greene up as the “face” of the Republican Party; the DCCC dropped its first 2022 campaign ads Tuesday, targeting Republicans who, as the ad intones, “stood with Q, not you.” Greene is fundraising off of the notoriety she sought out, saying she brought in $1.6M in the days following calls for her expulsion. All this may further elevate her into a Trumpian figure, a rich sacrificial lamb. She now warns, as her Facebook Live on Tuesday was captioned, “The radical left wing mob is trying to take me out!”

Though none of her conspiratorial beliefs are news anymore (as her own press rep told a reporter this week) and have sometimes been dismissed as mere opportunism, they are being treated now as a threat to democracy. After the events of January 6, that is entirely fair. We are also past the point of debating whether or not it is right to give Greene more of a role in the spectacle we now live in. She is a member of Congress who has been telling her supporters and opponents alike that it may take a violent battle to defend her fundamentalist worldview, and that she is ready, and looking for recruits.

The freshman congresswoman from Georgia has positioned her Christian “family values” against what she considers to be “communism,” by which she appears to mean Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In the Republican primary last year, she essentially ran against the Squad. Democrats, Greene claimed cooly in a January 2020 campaign video, “they want to murder babies up until the day of birth”—a fiction also shared by Trump—”and they want to take away our guns.” It’s a common refrain for her: Abortion is “the greatest evil” and women for gun control need to “grow some balls.” Before her Senate run, Greene accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of treason in a Facebook video: “It’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is.” A few days before her election night victory in November, Greene said in a Facebook Live interview, “The only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/161222/ascension-marjorie-taylor-greene


This is a very informative article. She's much worse that I had imagined.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:12 PM (3 replies)
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