They’re Finally Saying it

Yes, Dana Loesch isn’t the GOP…..but we can all tell her theme runs through the party:

So, does this change anything? Do you want my opinion? You’re listening. Not a damn thing. How many times have I said four very important words. These four words: winning is a virtue. What I’m about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle.

And, please keep in mind that I am concerned about one thing, and one thing only at this point. So, I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the Senate.

While I agree with Dana on most things 2nd Amendment related (which is her lane)……it’s almost refreshing to see others channel the Trump “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” line.

Values don’t matter, so it would actually lend them credibility to just be honest. They want political power. Doesn’t matter if their candidates are whoremongers, abortionists, thieves, adulterers, and assorted hypocrites……especially if dear leader has anointed them as candidate.

Cool. Probably not a good strategy though, as pooling may indicate for the mid-terms.

Oh Dear me……the Vapors!!

After years of dear leader calling his political opponents Marxists, Communists, losers, ‘enemies of the people’….accusing his political opponents of ‘destroying/seeking to destroy the nation’ and or treason. Among an entire library of other slurs.

After years of that of endorsing, encouraging and applauding all of that (and more)…….the cult has finally discovered gravitas. After years of cheering, reposting and general screaming all of that (and more)……the snowflakes have run for the fainting couch.

I’m not sure which pejorative is more appropriate – dime store hypocrites……or pissy little bitches.

…..and this is the “fuck Joe Biden” crowd…..

Declassification…..Explained

Borrowing from National Security analyst Asha Rangappa:

Whatever POTUS’ “powers” might be to declassify docs, there are good policy and practical reasons for them to follow a process, and for that process to be documented and reflected on the document markings themselves.

The first one is accountability, which is indispensable in a democracy. To declassify a doc is to make a judgment call about its danger to our nat sec, and the person making that call needs to explain that rationale – so that those whom it affects, including public, know why.

Having a documented basis not only allows for objections from others if the reasoning is based on an incorrect premise (and will harm nat sec), it also allows people to see if there are specious or suspicious reasons why someone is taking these steps or overriding objections.

But there are also practical reasons. If someone is declassifying info that impacts sources and methods, it offers time to protect them or prepare for blowback. Remember when Trump declassified Russia docs? The CIA/our allies had to take steps to protect sources in advance.

Imagine the implications of not following this. Say POTUS, an OCA, secretly and unilaterally declassifies SIGINT, for example. He’s hanging out at MAL and showing it to God knows who. Meanwhile our IC, or maybe those of our allies, sees sources suddenly dropping like flies…

I mean, apart from being dangerous and bad for nat sec, it is chaos inducing, result in confusion and inefficiency and distortions in our intelligence collection, foreign policy, and defense efforts. It makes us WEAKER and less able to know what our secrets really are.

It’s also dumb. OK, so Trump telepathically declassifies hundreds of docs on his way out. Then guess what? Biden can telepathically reclassify them immediately, too. See how stupid this gets? Markings would mean nothing. No one would know how to store things. It’s idiotic.

But all of these practical second- and third- order effects really are less important than tweet #2: What was the rationale? What could POSSIBLY be the justification for declassifying our nation’s highest defense secrets? Sensitive foreign intelligence? Without notifying anyone?

She’s spot on.

I’m Disappointed…..Where Are They?

Since the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago a couple of days ago (well really, long before then), the predictable rhetoric from the Cult has been that of “WAR!” and “BATTLE” and “FIGHT” and “ENEMIES!”. Usually from soft, clammy-handed snowflakes who nothing of those terms.

Well….if you believe yourself to be “at war”. Why aren’t you doing anything about it? Are you a coward? A pussy? A cuck? You should be taking up arms against those enemies, no?

I was so waiting for the dispersed members of Meal Team 6, to shoehorn themselves into their airsoft gear, grab their Made-in-China Cult flags, come out of their Mother’s basements and start LARP-ing down Main Streets across the nation….playing pretend-patriot and warbling bumper-sticker slogans in praise of dear leader.

At the least, hilariously wild entertainment….and at most (should they find their un-dropped balls), slow-moving target practice.

Citrus Caesar is Finally Paying the Price

For attempting to subvert the rule of law and a lawful election.

Raid is a bit of a loaded term given that Secret Service personnel assigned to MAL escorted FBI agents through the premises in a peaceful and orderly manner.

Aside from the violations of the Presidential Records Act….which <i>my</i> home would have been searched, and myself incarcerated were I to do the same….I think that there’s much much more to the warrant (which the Trump legal team could divulge at any time).

For this level of search warrant, assuredly signed off by the US Attorney General, there is undoubtedly evidence of potential crimes of a national security flavor.

But by all means….I invite the cultists to don their best airsoft gear and start LARP-ing around around in order to start ‘civil war 2.0’. I need the target practice.

“Deep State”…….Right?

So, the Secret Service is instructed by Congress to retain text messages regarding the cult uprising on January 6th. The Secret Service then conducts a ‘data migration’ after those instructions……apparently without backup up said data, which is what everyone else on the planet does when migrating data between platforms.

And now only seems to have one (1) text message to turn over.

All those who bloviate breathlessly about the nefarious ‘Deep State’ (definition apparently not required)……..are…….silent.

Are the Praetorians in the service of the deposed Emperor? Isn’t that ‘Deep State’?