Saturday, February 24, 2024

GET ME REWRITE: Candidate endorsed by Trump to unseat Peter Meijer in Congress finds himself in a whirlwind of chaos in Ottawa County, Michigan

Headlinemlive, 2/23/32024

Taking a cue from his mentor
The complaints made by county employees and commissioners include Gibbs allegedly claiming without any substantiation that a county official was cheating on their spouse, sweeping his office monthly for surveillance devices, sabotaging the work of the board, threatening to kill the county attorney and criticizing commissioners’ faith.  
Gibbs was hired in a surprise move Jan. 3, 2023, by the then newly seated, ultraconservative faction on the county board called Ottawa Impact. His predecessor, John Shay, was immediately fired, and Gibbs was selected for the role without any public input. 

Related posts:
February 2024 
Chris Vander Sys challenges Ottawa Impact whackjob Gretchen Cosby for seat on Michigan's Ottawa County Board.  (2/21)

January 2024


Sponsored by Moms for Liberty: Meet the 3 members of the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors who wasted taxpayer's time and money on a silly and wholly unnecessary library resolution

HeadlineWTMJ, 2/21/2024
16 board supervisors voted against and 5 voted in favor. Those against it say the resolution is vague and not enforceable. Meanwhile, the ones for it argue it’s needed to protect kids. 
Kenosha mom, Danielle Essig, wasn’t aware of the potential of creating a separate room for certain books. 
“I hadn't heard anything about that. I definitely think they should make it a little bit more public and have some type of poll or something to see if anyone would actually want it in the library, rather than just putting it there and saying ‘Oh, here it is.’ 
" Essig says taxpayer money can be used for other things in the county.

Here's the resolution

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Meddling with the Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees.
Amanda Nedweski: From the endless parade of Covidiots to the racist Moms for Looney Tunes.  (2/23/2022)  Advocating for "parental rights at all levels of government".

Kenosha County Mom for Liberty Amanda Nedweski is a member of the Kenosha County Board as well as a member of the Republican majority in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

GET ME REWRITE: Liz Truss, star of 44-day United Kingdom Clown Show as prime minister, sez she'd vote for Donald Trump if she were an American citizen

But you're not, Liz.  On the other hand, you are a hopeless cipher.

Liz Truss announced her resignation in her 44th day in office, becoming the United Kingdom shortest serving Prime Minister.  

HeadlineThe Telegraph, 2/23/2024
Liz Truss said she would vote for Donald Trump over Joe Biden if she were an American citizen, effectively endorsing the Republican frontrunner in his race to reclaim the White House in November.

Related posts:
JUST IN TIME FOR THE 2022 ELECTIONS: Larry Kudlow calls GOP "Commitment to America" the second coming of Liz Truss.  (10/21/2022)
Laughingstock Chronicles: More on the Heritage Foundation's bubbleheaded lovefest infatuation with Liz Truss.  (10/18/2022)

Day 1213 of GOP election denier hysteria (Trump Big Lie Clown Show Circus, MAGA CPAC edition)

ATTACK Of the Clown Show zombies
Starring Jeffrey Clark of the 
Center for Renewing America
Headline: Accountable, 2/31/2024
Anti-democratic extremism is alive and well at CPAC. Over the next few days, a cast of election deniers and insurrectionists will take the stage — peddling debunked conspiracies to an audience of extremist conservatives including leaders in the House MAGA majority.   
One such election denier set to speak today is Jeffrey Clark of the right-wing Center for Renewing America. The group made waves this week when its new plan revealing its priorities in a second Trump term included “invoking the Insurrection Act on Day One” against protestors, underscoring how the far-right fringe of the GOP is taking extremism to a new level.

Day 938 (Doug McLinko)
Day 942 (Glenn Youngkin)
Day 944  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 945 (Jeff Serdy)
Day 946 (Todd Graybill)
Day 947 (Kyle Ardoin)
Day 949 (Frank LaRose)
Day 951 (Garland Favorito)
Day 952 (Doug Logan)
Day 954 (Brian Pritchard)
Day 955 (David Cross)
Day 956 (Suzi Voyles)
Day 957 (Josh McKoon)
Day 958 (David Whipple)
Day 960 (Joe Oltmann)
Day 961 (Theresa Manzella)
Day 962 (Sandra Merchant)
Day 964 (Stuart Hadlund)
Day 965 (Kari Lake)
Day 966  (Andro Lerario)
Day 971 (Jason Snead)
Day 982  (Joseph Mastroianni)
Day 983 (Mike Lindell)
Day 984 (Robert Sutherland)
Day 985 (Charlie Kirk)
Day 992  (Stan Grot)
Day 996 (Tim O'Hare)
Day 998  (Shawnna Bolick)
Day 999 (Dave Williams)
Day 1000 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1003  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 1004 (Dinesh D'Souza)
Day 1005  (Sonny Borrelli)
Day 1006 (Daire Rendon)
Day 1007 (70% of GOP voters)
Day 1011 (Peter Bernegger)
Day 1013 (Sidney Powell)
Day 1015 (Matt Maddock)
Day 1016 (Nick Sherman)
Day 1017  (Boris Epshteyn)
Day 1019 (Rudy Giuliani)
Day 1020 (Eric Burlison)
Day 1025  (Mark Finchem)
Day 1026 (Brian Schimming)
Day 1027 (Jenna Ellis)
Day 1030 (David Whipple)
Day 1031 (Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman) 
Day 1032 (Joe Oltmann)
Day 1033 (Kari Lake)
Day 1035 (Abe Hamadeh)
Day 1037 (Douglas Frank)
Day 1039 (Warren Daniel)
Day 1040 (Craig Berland)
Day 1041 (Jason Frazier)
Day 1042 (Tina Peters)
Day 1044 (Meshawn Maddock)
Day 1046  (Jim Womack)
Day 1049 (Devin LeMahieu)
Day 1051 (Shawn Still)
Day 1053 (Ron DeSantis)
Day 1054  (Kristina Karamo)
Day 1055 (Cathy Latham)
Day 1056 (Kari Lake)
Day 1057  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 1059 (Warren Daniel)
Day 1064 (Mike Thompson)
Day 1065 (Scott Hall)
Day 1069  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 1072 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1074 (Sharon Hewitt)
Day 1081 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1082 (Amanda Jennings Smith)
Day 1083 (Kari Lake)
Day 1084 (Bob Bachenberg)
Day 1085 (Sidney Powell)
Day 1086 (Kenneth Chesebro)
Day 1087 (Gym Jordan)
Day 1088 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1089 (Tom Emmer)
Day 1090 (Mike Johnson)
Day 1091 (Jenna Ellis)
Day 1094 (Jim Marchant)
Day 1095 (Donald Trump)
Day 1096 (Mike Johnson)
Day 1097 (Seth Keshel)
Day 1098 (Doug Basler)
Day 1099 (Amy Kremer)
Day 1100 (Gabrielle Hanson)
Day 1101 (Mike Lindell) 
Day 1102 (Harrison Flo\yd)
Day 1103 (Steve Scalise)
Day 1104 (Kari Lake)
Day 1105 (Deborah Flora)
Day 1107 (Rick Weible) 
Day 1110 (Jenna Ellis)
Day 1112  (Dan Scorvino)
Day 1114 (Mark Zuckerberg)
Day 1115 (Patrick Henry)
Day 1116  (Jim DeMint)
Day 1117 (Peg Cage)
Day 1118  (Sonny Borrelli)
Day 1119 (Kristina Karamo)
Day 1121 (Ron Hanks)
Day 1122 (Tom Crosby, Peggy Judd)
Day 1123 (Nancy Landry)
Day 1124 (Ken Buck)
Day 1125 (Burt Jones)
Day 1128 (Kari Lake)
Day 1129 (Cleta Mitchell)
Day 1132 (Klete Keller)
Day 1133 (Andrew Hitt)
Day 1135 (Alan Hostetter)
Day 1136 (Robert Spindell)
Day 1137 (Donald Trump)
Day 1158 (Leah Anderson)
Day 1160 (John Eastman)
Day 1161 (Rob Natelson)
Day 1162 (Earl Wright)
Day 1163 (Dave Williams)
Day 1165 (Liz Harrington)
Day 1166 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1167 (Kris Kobach)
Day 1168 (Elise Stefanik)
Day 1171 (Gilbert Fonticoba)\
Day 1172 (Bob Bartlesmeyer)
Day 1173 (Robert E. Norton II)
Day 1174 (Sandra Merchant)
Day 1176 (Carlos Ayala)
Day 1177 (Mark Robinson)
Day 1178 (Iowa GOP caucusgoers)
Day 1179 (Laura Loomer)
Day 1180 (Kristina Karamo)
Day 1181 (Stefanie Lambert)
Day 1182 (Debbie Kouzounas)
Day 1183 (Marylyn Todd)
Day 1185 (Jim O'Connor)
Day 1186 (Max Burns)
Day 1187 (Brandon Beach)
Day 1188 (Gina Swoboda)
Day 1189 (Peter Navarro)
Day 1190 (Calvin Hayden)
Day 1191 (Terpsehore Maras)
Day 1192 (Anthony Kern)
Day 1193 (Russ Andrews)
Day 1194 (Ron Hanks)
Day 1195 (James Little)
Day 1196 (Wendy Rogers)
Day 1197  (Michael Whatley)
Day 1198 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1199 (Wes Allen) 
Day 1200 (Robert Spindell)
Day 1201 (Lynn Fitch)
Day 1202 (Heather Honey)
Day 1206 (Chuck Gray)
Day 1207 (Wendy Rogers)
Day 1208 (Raul Labrador)
Day 1210 (Jim Marchant)
Day 1211 (Max Burns)

GET ME REWRITE: Jail for Janel?

Headline:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/23/2024
A state oversight panel is recommending Wisconsin prosecutors pursue a slate of felony charges against a fundraising committee for Donald Trump and a Republican state lawmaker in a scheme to evade campaign finance laws surrounding an effort to unseat one of the most powerful Republicans in Wisconsin, Trump foe Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. 
The Wisconsin Ethics Commission alleges Trump's Save America political action committee, GOP Rep. Janel Brandtjen, county Republican party officials and the campaign committee of Adam Steen, who ran against Vos in 2022, conspired to avoid state fundraising limits for Steen's bid to replace Vos. 
The alleged scheme to flood donations to Steen's campaign materialized as Trump and Brandtjen pressured Vos to take illegal and impractical steps to decertify the 2020 election when President Joe Biden defeated Trump by about 20,000 votes.

Janel's long trail of election denial Kool-Aid servings:
February 2024

January 2024
And the hits just keep on coming:  GOP Assembly Majority Leader Tyler August calls MAGA queen outcast Janel Brandtjen a grifter.  (1/19)

November 2023
Robin Vos to MAGA Queen Janel Brandtjen:  Stop obsessing about Trump's 2020 election loss.  (11/8)

September 2023

August 2023

June 2023

February 2023
Trump rewards slobbering sycophant and fanatical election denier with endorsement in today's 8th Senate District primary.  (2/20/2023)
Democrats educate voters about off-the-charts whackjob Janel Brandtjen. (2/16/2023)

January 2023
Anti-Trump group campaigns against "inept, unqualified, ineffective" election denier Janel Brandtjen.  (2/13/2023)

December 2022
Spoiler alert:  GOP Dan Feyen drops out of Wisconsin 8th Senate District primary, hoping to keep 'divisive fringe candidate' Janel Brandtjen from winning.  (12/30)War of words between Janel Brandtjen and Robin Vos continues (chapter two).  (12/28)
War of words between Janel Brandtjen and Robin Vos continues.  (12/23/2022)
2020 election denier queen Janel Brandtjen sez she won't shut up or stop drinking the Trump Kool-Aid.  (12/20)
GOP caucus outcast and election denier Janel Brandtjen running for open State Senate seat.  (12/6)
One-woman election denier Looney Tunes festival doesn't realize she's about to get cancelled.  (12/5)

November 2022
As John Torinus describes it, Wisconsin GOP election denier Kool-Aid Queen Janel Brandtjen went ballistic over three grains of sand in the desert.  (11/23)
Wisconsin GOP election denier Kool-Aid Queen Janel Brandtjen is even too toxic for her own party's caucus.  (11/16)
GOP judge quickly slaps down Wisconsin election denier queen's lawsuit to block military votes.  (11/8)

October 2022

Friday, February 23, 2024

GET ME REWRITE: Meet the stumblebums of Michigan's Ottawa County Board

HeadlineCrooked, 2/20/2024
Ottawa County, Michigan made national news last year after a MAGA take over of its County Commission. Their first major act? To try to defund their public health department. Abdul reflects on the impending risk of this across the country. Then he sits down with Adeline Hambley and Marcia Mansaray, the leaders of the Ottawa County Health Department to learn what happened — and what they did next.
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'stumblebum', as in "a clumsy or inept person", occurred in 1932.

  1. boo-boo
  2. cojones 
  3. culture shock
  4. howler monkey
  5. jerk around
  6. pablum
  7. wishful thinking

Related posts:
February 2024 
Chris Vander Sys challenges Ottawa Impact whackjob Gretchen Cosby for seat on Michigan's Ottawa County Board.  (2/21)

January 2024


Meet Natalie Brumfield, New York Times go-to for positives about Alabama Supreme Court decision on embryos

Headline and excerpts from article:  New York Times, 2/22/2024

But wait, there's more!  None of which reporter Eduardo Medina mentions in his story.

SourceLive Action

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Dumbass politician of the day: Tennessee Republican Scott Cepicky

Headline:  AlterNet, 2/23/2024
State Rep. Scott Cepicky claims vaccines can already be added to foods like lettuce and tomatoes, and to tobacco products, so he has filed legislation to require grocery store items containing vaccines to be labeled. 
“University of California Riverside has already perfected the ability to put human vaccines into our lettuce right now,” Rep. Cepicky told his fellow lawmakers Wednesday while discussing his legislation. “Also, tomatoes, has the ability to do that also per UC Berkeley. And then big tobacco, RJ Reynolds and stuff has perfected the ability to put a human vaccine in tobacco products.” 
NCRM could find no evidence supporting his claims, although researchers starting in 2021 were studying if it is possible to do so.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'dumbass', as in a foolish or stupid person, occurred in 1935.

  1. B-list
  2. dilly
  3. ding-a-ling
  4. functional  illiterate
  5. off-putting
  6. tin ear
  7. yips

Meet Florida surgeon general and Ron DeSantis stooge Joseph Ladapo

HeadlineWashington Post, 2/23.2024
Florida surgeon general Joseph A. Ladapo failed to urge parents to vaccinate their children or keep unvaccinated students home from school as a precaution in a letter to parents at the Fort Lauderdale-area school this week following six confirmed measles cases. 
Instead of following what he acknowledged was the “normal” recommendation that parents keep unvaccinated children home for up to 21 days — the incubation period for measles — Ladapo said the state health department “is deferring to parents or guardians to make decisions about school attendance.”

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GET ME REWRITE: QAnon Christian nationalism GOP crazy run amok in Alabama


The Alabama Supreme Court on February 16, 2024, decided that cells awaiting implantation for in vitro fertilization are children and that the accidental destruction of such an embryo falls under the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act. In an opinion concurring with the ruling, Chief Justice Tom Parker declared that the people of Alabama have adopted the “theologically based view of the sanctity of life” and said that “human life cannot be wrongfully destroyed without incurring the wrath of a holy God.” 
Payton Armstrong of media watchdog Media Matters for America reported today that on the same day the Alabama decision came down, an interview Parker did on the program of a self-proclaimed “prophet” and Q-Anon conspiracy theorist appeared. In it, Parker claimed that “God created government” and called it “heartbreaking” that “we have let it go into the possession of others.” 
Parker referred to the “Seven Mountain Mandate,” a theory that appeared in 1975, which claims that Christians must take over the “seven mountains” of U.S. life: religion, family, education, media, entertainment, business…and government.

GET ME REWRITE: Texas judge cements GOP's reputation as unregenerately racist party

Chap B Cain III.  A racist, and a clown, to boot.

Headline:  New York Times, 2.22.2024

The district asked State District Judge Chap B. Cain III to clarify whether the dress code violated a state law called the Texas CROWN Act, as the defendants, Mr. George and his mother, Darresha George, assert. The act, which took effect on Sept. 1, says a school district policy “may not discriminate against a hair texture or protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race.” It does not specifically mention hair length. 
“The CROWN Act does not render unlawful those portions of the Barbers Hill dress and grooming restrictions limiting male students’ hair length,” Judge Cain said. 
“I am not going to tell you that this has been an easy decision to make,” the judge said. Addressing the family, he encouraged them to “go back to the Legislature or go back to the school board because the remedy you seek can be had from either of those bodies.”

The question that needs to be answered, Judge, is why the school district implemented such a racist policy in the first place.

Perhaps demographics had something to do with it.