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US ‘Freedom Convoy’ Fails Miserably – Disbands When Only 5 Trucks Show Up For Protest

After seeing what transpired in Canada recently, the organizers of what was billed as the “US Freedom Convoy” had very high hopes.

The plan was for American truck drivers to roll into Washington, D.C. just in time for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday and shut down the nation’s capital as a way of protesting COVID restrictions and other issues that many on the political right constantly whine and moan about.

But The Independent reports that when only five big rigs showed up at a meeting point in Las Vegas, the truckers dispersed and went their separate ways because their grandiose plans fizzled out before they even got to the District of Columbia:

A convoy of truckers who were heading from California to Washington DC for Joe Biden’s State of the Union (SOTU) address have been told to find another protest fleet after theirs fell apart before its first stop.

Organisers of the “US Freedom Convoy” – which had been expecting up to 2,000 truckers prior to its departure from Los Angeles on Friday – disbanded the caravan and cancelled all associated rallies on Saturday after only five rigs arrived in Las Vegas.

“To prevent another rally without our truckers – our team will not be moving thru Salt Lake City and Denver,” organisers wrote in an update following the disappointing turnout in Sin City.

Damn! They expected 2,000 and got a measly five? That’s one hell of a failure.

It didn’t take long before recriminations began online, with many noting they wound up looking like fools for being a part of such a massive letdown:

“I spent days trying to coordinate a rally in support of our truckers,” wrote one Facebook user. “I have three tiny kids and work a full-time job and stretched myself thin then made myself look so stupid. I’m pretty hurt by all this.”

Wow! You mean some right-wing asshats took advantage of people so they could grift and get attention for their bogus “cause?” Sounds a lot like a failed, one-term former president who goes by the name Donald Trump.

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New Concerns About Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mental Capabilities’ As His War In Ukraine Backfires On Him

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not going well for him or his military.

Each day brings new reports of massive body counts among Russian soldiers, with estimates of 4,500 casualties among the troops sent by Putin last week.

Economic sanctions are also starting to take hold, with the Russian ruble now having a value of less than 1 cent, CBS News reports:

The ruble fell about 30% against the dollar Monday — making it worth less than 1 U.S. cent — after the U.S., European Union and United Kingdom announced moves to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT international payment system and to restrict Russia’s use of its massive foreign currency reserves. The system is used to move billions of dollars around more than 11,000 banks and other financial institutions around the world. 

All of this is causing some to suggest that Putin’s “mental capabilities” could be slipping.

William Taylor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said Monday on MSNBC that if Putin feels he’s “backed into a corner,” he may lash out in horrific ways:

“People around him, they know, they can tell, they understand that he’s not acting rationally. You can tell from some of these videos where he’s talking to his people, or he’s talking to somebody at his base, and he’s contorted with hatred. You can tell he’s not well. You can imagine there are people that noticed this and want to be sure he doesn’t do anything crazy.”

Ambassador Taylor added that Putin is probably surrounded by sycophants who will tell him whatever he wants to hear, and that’s also a problem:

“People are not willing to give him the true picture of what’s going on in Ukraine. I imagine he’s amazed and surprised and probably angry at those people in the room that they have not been able to wrap this up. He thought they would go in there and take Ukraine in one day, and it’s five days and Ukrainians are fighting back hard and they don’t want to tell him that.”

Would Putin be willing to attack a NATO nation such as Poland so he can expand the conflict and pull the United States into the battlefield? That could set off a nuclear showdown between the two superpowers, which could lead to the destruction of the planet.

It’s clear that Putin is mentally unstable. All we can do is wait and see if he ramps up his insanity and puts the world on the edge of annihilation

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Delusional Trump Gets Slammed For Saying NATO Wouldn’t Exist If It Wasn’t For Him

Even though failed, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump is known for being a habitual liar and malignant narcissist, something he claimed today has set off a wave of angry responses.

In a statement he had his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, post on Twitter (since the one-term ex-president remains banned from the platform), Trump boldly claimed that were it not for him, the NATO alliance wouldn’t exist:

“I hope everyone is able to remember that it was me, as President of the United States, that got delinquent NATO members to start paying their dues, which amounted to hundreds of billions of dollars. There would be no NATO if I didn’t act strongly and swiftly. Also, it was me that got Ukraine the very effective anti-tank busters (Javelins) when the previous Administration was sending blankets. Let History so note!”

Talk about revisionist history. The Donald is now claiming that NATO would have crumbled if he hadn’t been president, despite the fact that he signaled on several occasions it might be time to disband the alliance, which was formed in 1949.

In 2019, NBC News reported:

The Russian Orthodox church celebrated Christmas on Jan. 7, but President Vladimir Putin received his present from America a few days late. The destruction or weakening of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been the goal of Soviet and Russian leaders since the organization’s creation following World War II. New reports that President Donald Trump repeatedly discussed with advisors his conviction that the United States should leave NATO represent nothing short of a triumph for Russian national security policy — even if nothing definitive has happened (yet).

Who would have benefitted from the U.S. leaving NATO? Putin and Russia. And had Trump done so, the Russian army would likely have already gobbled up every member of the alliance within a 1,000-mile radius of Moscow.

It didn’t take long before pushback to Trump’s bullshit began to appear on social media:

When July 4 rolls around, will Trump claim the Declaration of Independence was his idea, too?

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Russian Military Using Cluster Bombs To ‘Execute Civilians’ In Ukraine: Report

As Russian military forces continue to face strong resistance in their attack on Ukraine, it now appears that cluster bombs are also being used by Russia in direct violation of international law.

The Independent reports:

Amnesty International has condemned Russia’s reported use of cluster munitions in Ukraine, saying an attack on a pre-school “may constitute a war crime”.

The human rights charity said “a 220mm Uragan rocket dropped cluster munitions on the Sonechko nursery and kindergarten in the town of Okhtyrka in Sumy Oblast” on Friday.

It added: “The strike may constitute a war crime.”

A former U.S. Army general said Monday morning on CNN that video does indeed indicate Russia is using cluster munitions against civilian targets.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling was asked by host Jim Sciutto about video the network had received from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv:

“Can you give us a sense, as we watch it, as to what weapon you think is being used here.”

Hertling responded:

“I know what weapon is being used, Jim. It’s a Smerch, part of a Smerch rocket attack, multiple-launch rocket attack.

“If you can continue to show the video, you see all the pops in the middle of explosions. Those are cluster munitions. It would be bad enough if these were artillery rounds falling on an apartment complex, those are cluster munitions.”

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, echoed Hertling’s comments, noting that the use of cluster bombs would constitute a crime against humanity:

Other videos also show what appears to be the use of cluster weapons:

Putin and his thug government need to be placed on trial by the International Criminal Court for their crimes.

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GOP Congressman Gets Trolled By For His Word Salad Tweet About The ‘Woke Sky’

How do you know when you’ve so thoroughly butchered the English language that you need to stay the hell off social media until you go back to grade school? Probably when you get trolled on Twitter by

That’s exactly what happened to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), who sent out a strange tweet about a “woke sky” and “non-binary fuss.”

What in the hell is that supposed to mean?! TMZ notes that the entire thing makes zero sense:

There’s a lot to unpack here … millennial leftists … woke sky … non-binary fuss … intercontinental ballistic tweets??? Indeed, there’s a lot of good standout imagery here — and as a result, it’s got many thinking these are great band names and/or album titles.

Others imagined this as something a comic book character might say in a panel … just ’cause it’s so dang flowery and ominous. And even more yet thought it was poetic!

Even got in on the fun … directly responding to Rep. Higgins by asking the obvious — whatcha mean, man??? They wrote, “We’re not entirely sure what this tweet is supposed to mean, and we’re literally the dictionary.”

It didn’t take long before others joined the fun:

It’s obvious that Congressman Higgins needs to delete his Twitter account until he learns how to speak English.