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Two Jan. 6 Rioters Weep Like Babies When A Federal Judge Sentences Them To Years In Prison

Two men who attacked police officers on January 6, 2021 as they stormed the U.S. Capitol were sentenced to 44 months in federal prison, and they both wept like infants when sentence was handed down, according to The Washington Post.

“Two New York state men who led a mob that overwhelmed police at the perimeter of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — then bodysurfed over the top of the crowd at a building entrance and pepper-sprayed officers — were both sentenced Friday to 44 months in prison. Cody Mattice, 29, of Greece, N.Y., and James Mault, 30, of Brockport, N.Y., both wept as they stood before Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell and asked for leniency, apologizing for their actions and saying they hoped to return soon to their families and young children. But Howell noted that prosecutors had already cut them a reasonable deal by dropping charges that could have led to far more prison time, and she imposed the sentences requested by the government. Only four other Jan. 6 defendants have been sentenced to longer prison terms.”

Judge Howell told the two men:

“They were not patriots on Jan. 6, and no one who broke the police lines and stopped the democratic process was a patriot that day.”

Mattice and Mault were convicted in large part due to text messages they sent on the day of the Capitol insurrection, the Post added:

“Text messages obtained by the FBI showed that Mattice and Mault planned for violence on Jan. 6, initially expecting resistance from antifa. They texted family members during the mayhem, and then congratulated each other in the days after the riot, which temporarily halted the certification of the presidential election. Howell read from many of the messages, using the same profanity the men had.”

Despite both men saying that they showed up at the Capitol because due to urgings for failed, one-term former president Donald Trump, the ex-president sought to distance himself from the riots, telling journalist Olivia Nuzzi:

“They did it on their own behalf. I don’t think one person in the Capitol had a weapon, not one weapon.”


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Online Chatter Suggests Trump Faithful Are Stocking Up On Weapons As They Prepare For His Arrest

If and when failed one-term former president Donald Trump surrenders to Manhattan authorities next week and is fingerprinted, photographed, and formally booked, some security officials suggest there may be mass protests across the country that could turn violent.

Republican political adviser Lucy Caldwell said Sunday on MSNBC that street protests are especially troubling in light of online chatter that suggests violence may indeed be planned after the ex-president is arraigned and that supporters are stocking up on weapons.

“(Trump) has been setting up this narrative this whole time; what he said at CPAC a couple of weeks ago, where he said ‘I’m your retribution.’ When he talks about ‘we’ he uses the first person pronouns to describe ‘we’ the collective being under attack, what ‘we’ must do what they’re doing to us.”


Caldwell continued:

“He is using typical classic cult leader language to bring these people into the fold and they’re responding. In between when he announced that is that he expects to be arrested next week, and when he announced that cult rally in Waco, investigators have seen that actually his supporters did go online and start organizing to buy protective gear, to stock up on weaponry. To do all the things that people do when they’re reacting to a cult leader.

“It’s a very grave and dangerous situation, but I think, Jonathan, you are not over-reading the tea leaves at all here.”


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Former Fox News Producer: Trump’s Supporters Are ‘Cousin F*cker Types’ And ‘Terrorists’

While both Fox News and Donald Trump have relied on what can best be called a symbiotic (although at times troubled) relationship over the past few years, it seems that those who know the ex-president and his supporters the best at Fox are not impressed with either the Donald or his acolytes.

Such is the takeaway to be found in a fascinating article by Rosalind Helderman and Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post, who note that a former top Fox producer compared Trump’s minions as inbred terrorists.

Alex Pfeiffer was a producer for Tucker Carlson’s primetime show on Fox, and text messages between he and former Fox Vice President Raj Shah reveal that they didn’t believe any of the bullshit being spread about the 2020 election being stolen from the disgraced former president.

Shah: “Might wanna address this, but this stuff is so f*cking insane. Vote rigging to the tune of millions? C’mon.”

Pfeiffer: “It is so insane but our viewers believe it so addressing again how her stupid Venezuela affidavit isn’t proof might insult them.”

In another message, Pfeiffer referenced Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who was demanding time on the network to disseminate her lies about election fraud, none of which she was ever able to substantiate with any evidence, leading Pfeiffer to note:

“Like negotiating with terrorists. But especially dumb ones. Cousin f*cker types not Saudi royalty.”

Pfeiffer also thought Carlson was falling for the crap being spun by the Trump team and thought his nightly monologues were little more than propaganda instead of news.

“Our job is to react nightly to the news of the day not deliver a thesis on what ails America. I feel like Tucker thinks it is the later.”

For his part, Shah expressed doubt about the bizarre rantings of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

“This sounds SO F—— CRAZY btw,” wrote Raj Shah, who had served as a senior aide in Donald Trump’s White House for two years before his hiring at Fox. “Rudy looks awful,” a deputy wrote back, prompting Shah to respond that “he objectively looks like he was a dead person voting 2 weeks ago.”

All of these revelations are part of the defamation lawsuit filed against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems, which is seeking $1.6 billion from the network for their part in the 2020 election fraud scheme.

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‘Lady MAGA’ Drag Queen Showed Up At CPAC And The Trump Faithful Embraced Her

For the past few months, we’ve been hearing from conservative Republicans how terrible drag performers are, especially if (gasp!) a child happens to see one of them and start asking questions.

And yet, a great gathering of conservative asshats was held over the weekend in Maryland, a drag queen was in attendance, and it was all perfectly copacetic with the MAGA faithful.

Lady MAGA (a.k.a. Ryan Woods) showed up for the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conclave that featured a keynote address from failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, and was welcomed by those in attendance, according to Patriot Takes.

Woods used to work for Delta Air Lines, but he was fired a day after the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection. At the time, he noted:

“I feel it is obvious they began their investigation he day after the riots while it was socially acceptable to target Trump supporters and claim we’re dangerous. They said my photos with patriots holding guns – way back in November – violated their social media policies. They don’t police other flight attendants’ social media. I feel that I was clearly targeted for my conservative views and support of Trump.”

And yet, right-wingers have been saying in recent months that men dressed as women is somehow a direct threat to every child in the country and to the republic.

In December of last year, Amanda Marcotte of Salon explained why she believes conservatives are apoplectic about men wearing women’s clothes:

Drag, probably more than any other cultural artifact of American life, exposes how much of femininity — and how much of gender overall — is socially constructed. The whole point of drag is to celebrate how much you did not wake up like this. The exaggeration of drag draws attention to the lesser, but still time-consuming, effort that everyday women and other femme-presenting people put into performing their identity. As feminist writer Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Drag, like Beyoncé, takes that concept out of the lofty world of academic theory and makes it part of the pop culture understanding of gender. 

I have my own theory, and it involves the deep-seated homophobia that conservatives harbor in an attempt to hide their feelings of attraction to members of their own sex.

Twitter users also had some thoughts on the fact that Lady MAGA wasn’t shown the exit.

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Man At Trump Rally Says He Loves The Donald For ‘The Biblical Principles He Embraces’

At one of his “Loser’s Tour” rallies being held today in Robstown, Texas, the right-wing Real America’s Voice was speaking with rally attendees when they happened upon a man who said what he loved most about failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is that he embraces “Biblical principles.”

Yes, you read that correctly. The most immoral man to ever hold any elected office in the history of the United States is now associated with the Bible by his cult members.

Here’s what the man had to say:

“The Biblical principles that Trump embraces is what I really like about him. I’ve never heard another president invoke the name of God and Jesus as much. He’s embracing Biblical principles. Follow the Bible and you can’t go wrong.”

As a counterpoint to the BS the man spewed, let’s consider the so-called “Seven Deadly Sins” and how Trump fares.

As Brian Klaas wrote for USA Today back in 2017, “Trump embodies every one of the Seven Deadly Sins.”

Vainglory/Pride: Trump’s ego drives him. He has been consistently inconsistent when it comes to policy ideas, but his commitment to Donald Trump is absolute.

Wrath: When Trump’s temper flares, he is his own worst enemy. Yet his staff cannot seem to rein in his most wrathful impulses.

Sloth: Despite claiming that he has very little time to watch TV, aides say he is constantly fixated on cable news programs (and he often tweets responses to Fox & Friends in real time).

Gluttony or the Lack of Self Control: It’s no secret that Trump loves KFC, well-done steak with ketchup and “beautiful” chocolate cake for those occasions when he’s bombing Syria. But Trump’s main sin in this realm is his inability to control his impulses.

Lust: From his Playboy past to Howard Stern interviews boasting that he would date his daughter if she weren’t a relative, Trump sells an image laced with lust. 

Envy: Trump’s Twitter tantrums expose a jealousy for his rivals and a constant attempt to measure up to them.

Greed: “I don’t do it for the money,” Trump claims in the opening to The Art of the Deal. “I do it to do it.” Every piece of available evidence contradicts that claim. Trump cares about money. A lot. 

Biblical principles? Only if you happen to worship Satan.