“If you don’t believe in the country, leave and go somewhere else. If it’s the worst state, why are you here? Why don’t you leave? Go to another — there’s, what, 51 more other states that you can go to?Herschel Walker, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Georgia
Grifters Gonna Grift
Seems the former president isn’t the only grifter in today’s Republican Party. Currently, on the GOP Store website you can buy 2 plastic cups for the low, low price for only $20.
As the saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted.
Did He, or Didn’t He?
After the 3rd hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, the simple question that seems to come more clearly into focus is — did he or didn’t he fulfill the oath of his office as outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution:
Article II, Section 1, 8 of the Constitution of the United States
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: — “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Republican Senators Oppose Veterans (Newsweek)
Fourteen Republican Senators on Thursday voted against a proposed bill that would expand health care for veterans of the U.S. military.
The U.S. Senate passed the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 in a bipartisan effort to address health care, research, resources and more for veterans exposed to toxic substances during military service. All Democrats voted for the bill.
Republican Senators Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Steve Daines of Montana did not vote. The bill now heads to the House before going in front of President Joe Biden. A spokesman for Daines told Newsweek he was not present to vote due to the catastrophic floods in Montana and assessing in-state damage with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The bill provides mental health services, counseling and other forms of medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Veterans eligible for such care include those who “participated in a toxic exposure risk activity,” which is designated as a required “qualifying activity” as part of an exposure tracking record system. Other veterans made eligible include this who served in “specified locations on specified dates,” or were deployed in support of a specified contingency operation.”
Heath Robinson was an Ohio National Guard soldier who was deployed to Kosovo and Iraq and died in 2020. His family has spoken out about what Robinson experienced, including developing stage-four lung cancer likely caused by prolonged toxic exposure, according to an oncologist.
The Senate Republicans who voted against the bill include:
Richard Burr (NC)
Mike Crapo (ID)
James Lankford (OK)
Mike Lee (UT)
Cynthia Lummis (WY)
Rand Paul (KY)
James Risch (ID)
Mitt Romney (UT)
Mike Rounds (SD)
Richard Shelby (AL)
John Thune (SD)
Tom Tillis (NC)
Pat Toomey (PA)
Tommy Tuberville (AL)
I’ll be really interested to see what military leader(s) the Republicans have speaking at their next convention, telling the American voter how Republicans are the champion of veterans.
Tweet of the Day
A reminder for those who were unable to watch the 1st hearing of the House Select Committee on January 6.
Jackass of the Week: Pastor Dillon Awes
LGBTQ Nation reports that Pastor Dillon Awes delivered an insane sermon suggesting all gay people should be killed.
Dillon alleges the answer to the ‘gay people’ is in the Bible:
They should be lined up against the wall and shot in the back of the head.
“Every single homosexual in our country should be charged with the crime, the abomination of homosexuality, that they have,” he continued. “They should be convicted in a lawful trial. They should be sentenced with death.”Pastor Dillon Awes, a Pastor of Stedfast Baptist Church
In his Sunday sermon, which took place during the first week of Pride month, Awes alleged that all gay people are pedophiles and that all child molesters are gay. He argued that it is for that reason they should all be killed.
The Stedfast Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas, has been designated as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
So, Awes is arguing that these individuals who haven’t committed any civil crime be tried in a court, convicted, and killed because they violate Awes interpretation of a Bible verse. Okay, maybe that explains why the younger generation is abandoning the Christian church.
When a Christian Church is designated as a hate group, you know something is fucked up.
Washington Commanders Coach Calls Riot a “Dust Up”
Washington’s defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, alleges there are “two standards” for BLM protesters and those that participated in an insurrection on January 6, 2021 to prevent the peaceful transfer of power — the most basic tenet of American democracy.
Del Rio is quoted as saying:
I can look at images on the TV — people’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Businesses are being burned down. No problem.
And then we have a dust-up at the Capital, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards.Jack Del Rio, defensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders football team
Del Rio, you’re right, in that it’s two standards. One action was to protest the murder of innocent Blacks in this country, and the other was to overthrow that country’s government. If you can’t see the differences that are patently obvious to anyone with a brain, maybe that explains why your defenses can’t stop anyone from scoring.
Reducing the Jan. 6 horror — lawmakers and their staffs bracing against doors and scrambling through hallways as an armed mob broke through barriers and blockades — to “a dust-up” in which “nothing burned down” is one level of misjudgment on which Del Rio doubled down Wednesday. But tying it in with the rioting that followed the murder of a Black man at the hands of police — a death that followed so many others like it — is so offensive that it borders on disqualifying.Barry Syrluga, Columnist w/The Washington Post
The Commanders organization has promoted several minorities to leadership positions in recent years, including the Team President, Jason Wright. It’ll be interesting to see how they respond.
Idea of The Day
Sebby Wilson Jacobson, if we had prizes, you’d have won one. Great idea!
That Can’t Be Right!
A recent CBS/YouGov poll reveals:
- Some 44% of Republicans say mass shootings are “something we have to accept as part of a free society,” the poll found.
- The poll found that a majority of Democrats and Independents said shootings are preventable “if we really tried.”
The survey results come on the heels of a string of mass shootings across the country that have prompted Congress to once again consider legislation on gun control.