Where is Chairman Joe’s State of the Union Address?

The traditional address to the nation happens in February, so as we flip the calendar to March, inquiring minds are asking when do we see the Joe Show?

The speech often runs two hours long and we wonder if Biden can stand and speak that long.

My guess is that it will not happen and they will blame fears of a domestic terror attack as previewed by the acting head of the Capitol police last week.

In the meantime….

President Trump gave a rousing state of the union address yesterday at CPAC which I am sure most of you witnessed.  The big news of course is that he plans to continue his control of the Republican Party and hinted that he is considering a run in 2024.

Heads surely exploded when he uttered this line: “I may even decide to beat them a third time.”

 

Trump’s ability to speak without pause for hours stands in contrast to the man in the White House that 80 million Americans supposedly elected to lead the free world who can’t seem to go a few minutes without a gaff.

Here is the Washington Times wondering where is Joe?

So where’s the big Biden speech?

There were some observers who declared that former President Donald Trump‘s speech before CPAC on Sunday was actually a State of the Union address. There is some truth to that. His comments covered the state of the union, the state of unity within the Republican Party and conservatism, and the prospects for the future.

Mr. Trump’s appearance, however, occurred just as the public, media and lawmakers themselves are wondering whether President Biden will make the traditional presidential speech before a joint session of the Congress.

[….]

In historical perspective, Mr. Trump gave his first address to Congress on Feb. 28, 2017; former President Barack Obama on Feb. 24, 2009; and former President George W. Bush on Feb. 27, 2001.

So where is the 46th president in all this?

My guess is that Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman is setting up the excuse and blaming it on us, on Trumpsters: No state of the union this year because of the threat of domestic violence.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advised on Feb. 11 that Mr. Biden would not be making any big speeches until “we pass our COVID relief bill.” The House did that on Saturday.

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Other factors, such as the threat of the virus in close quarters, and the security challenge on Capitol Hill, have been cited as a reason for the delay.

“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desires that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told the House Appropriations Committee during an appearance Friday.

More here.

See my previous post on Pittman, here.

By the way!

I was shocked when I saw the stats last night on yesterday’s post, part 3 on community organizing.  And, this morning I see the post has been visited nearly 24,000 times.

That is unheard of for a little blog like mine.  However, mystery solved when a friend notified me that Sidney Powell posted the link at her Telegram account.  Thanks to whoever brought it to Powell’s attention!

Six Capitol Police Officers Suspended, Others Under Investigation in January 6th Riot

What the heck is this all about?

I think Trump’s peaceful patriots are owed an explanation ASAP about what was actually going on at the US Capitol on January 6th.   We need an investigation not run by Nancy Pelosi.

Remember this?

Watch and Weep! A Patriot Asks Capitol Police Why are You Letting the Destruction Happen

 

The Blaze has this headline in case you missed it:

6 Capitol officers suspended for alleged role in Jan 6 rioting, 29 others under investigation

6 Capitol Police officers have been suspended with pay for their alleged role in the rioting on Jan. 6, and 29 other officers have been placed under investigation.

A department spokesperson told CNN Thursday that officers could face punishment for violating their policies during the rioting .

The Chief of the Capitol Police resigned immediately following the attack, and Yogananda Pittman was assigned the role as acting chief. Only a few days ago the officer’s union issued a no-confidence vote for Pittman. I wonder why? Optics? https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968307742/u-s-capitol-police-union-issues-no-confidence-vote-for-top-leaders

“Our Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the actions of 35 police officers from that day. Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline,” said John Stolnis.

Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio said that one of the suspended officers had taken a selfie with the rioters, while another had worn a “Make America Great Again” hat and helped direct them at the Capitol building.

Four protesters died at the Capitol rioting while one Capitol Police officer died and another two officers committed suicide in the days following the incident. Early reports indicated that the officer, Brian Sicknick, had been died from injuries he suffered from being hit by a fire extinguisher, but that account changed weeks later after more through investigation.

More here.

NPR on Pittman et al:

Former chief Steven Sund “ …told NPR he was rejected in his request for backup ahead of the Jan. 6th because of optics concerns.”

“Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Rules committees announced plans for a February 23 joint oversight hearing to examine security failures.”

That should be must-watch TV.  Mark your calendars—February 23rd!

BLM Violent Riot Expert John Sullivan Was Paid by CNN and NBC for His Films of Capitol Riot

And while the likes of yours truly*** and other conservatives are suspended or banned at Twitter, a judge agreed with  Sullivan’s defense attorney who said it was too much punishment if Sullivan was banned from using social media like Facebook and Twitter because as his defense attorney argued that such a prohibtion was “wildly excessive and insensitive to the role that Facebook and Twitter play in the lives of many young people.”

It is how they reach their friends, he whined.

Here is Politico trying so hard to white wash Sullivan’s Black Lives Matter instigator role at the US Capitol on January 6th.

Remember this:

“Let’s burn this shit down!”

Judge refuses to ban Capitol riot suspect from Twitter and Facebook

A federal magistrate judge has turned down prosecutors’ effort to block a man accused of participating in the Capitol riot from using Twitter and Facebook, but ordered him to end his involvement with a business he founded that the Justice Department says promotes and glorifies violent protests.

Sullivan had earlier bragged that he bought that Trump hat the day before he egged on demonstrators at the Capitol on January 6th. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2021/01/15/laugh-and-cry-john-earle-sullivan-should-be-in-federal-prison-for-life/

 

The defendant, John Sullivan of Utah, has maintained that he attends raucous demonstrations as a journalist, sharing videos through his Insurgence USA website and social media platforms. Sullivan’s defense attorney even filed invoices with the court showing that CNN and NBC each paid Sullivan’s firm $35,000 last month for rights to video he filmed of chaotic scenes outside and inside the Capitol, including the deadly shooting of protester Ashli Babbitt by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

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Sullivan’s politics remain murky. He has described himself as an opponent of Trump and a backer of Black Lives Matter. However, BLM activists in Utah have disowned him, saying he seemed intent on provoking violence at protests.

[….]

However, prosecutors contend that Sullivan is not a mere bystander or chronicler of protests. Instead, they say, he actively encourages violence, telling viewers how to make Molotov cocktails and evade identification by police. He was arrested last month on charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot, including interfering with police during a civil disorder. Sullivan was later hit with an additional charge: obstruction of Congress.

At a hearing on Tuesday afternoon on Sullivan’s release conditions, Washington-based Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather split the difference between prosecutors seeking to eliminate Sullivan’s presence on the United States’ most popular social media platforms and a defense lawyer who decried what he said was an assault on his client’s constitutional rights.

“I am rejecting the broader prohibition on Twitter and Facebook and encrypted social media platforms,” Meriweather said, also ordering that Sullivan be taken off of 24-hour location monitoring via GPS.

He is just hanging out at home chatting with his friends on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

However, the judge said Sullivan “is to no longer work for Insurgence USA,” will have his internet use monitored by probation officials, and will be banned from using any social media platforms to incite riots, violent protests, armed conflict or violence. He’s also under home detention.

More here.

For me the fundamental question is why had no one (Pelosi, McConnell) asked for National Guard troops to arrive before January 6th when supposedly the FBI knew in advance that violence was planned for the 6th.

I don’t know which is more frightening: either the FBI didn’t know in advance, or FBI warnings were ignored. 

 

*** Get this!  My Twitter account is suspended because I refused to give them more information about myself.

So, naturally, I figured since it is suspended and they have removed all of my followers, I would simply quit and delete my account.

Guess what!  I am not permitted to “deactivate” my account because I am suspended.  

Mystery Shrouds Death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

You watched it all, the dramatic days before the trial to convict President Trump of inciting insurrection, when the remains of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was honored in the US Capitol and the Dems led by Chairman Joe came to pay their respects.

Don’t misunderstand, I am not saying the officer who died the day after the January 6th attack on the Capitol was unworthy of such an honor, but you know this was all staged by the Dems to create the most emotional impact they could muster in advance of the trial.

Finally however, the story that has been swirling through the media for weeks that the officer died due to a blow to the head by a Trump supporter wielding a fire extinguisher, a story launched into the media ether by the New York Times, is unraveling.

NYT headline on January 8th:

Here (below) at American Greatness, reporter Julie Kelly says the NYT has quietly updated its story.  Hat tip: Bob

Yesterday, I was out and about and got into a discussion about January 6th with my otherwise sensible (but not well-informed) friend who went into an angry tirade about the officer dying by beaten over the head with a fire extinguisher.

Sadly, the myth has now seeped into American consciousness, likely to stay there forever.

The Times’ Superspreader Lie About Officer Sicknick

 

It looks like they did it again.

Like so many fabricated storylines intended to damage Donald Trump and his supporters, the New York Times cited anonymous sources to support a shocking claim in an article alleging Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was murdered by a Trump “insurrectionist” on January 6.

“[P]ro-Trump rioters attacked that citadel of democracy, overpowered Mr. Sicknick, 42, and struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials,” Times reporters claimed January 8, the day after Sicknick died. “With a bloody gash in his head, Mr. Sicknick was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. He died on Thursday evening.”

That horrifying account quickly made its way into the vernacular of journalists, lawmakers, political pundits, and regular Americans without dispute. CNN, as Raheem Kassam detailed here, for weeks repeated the line as fact. Ditto for MSNBC. In a tirade earlier this week, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough called Donald Trump a “cop killer” and raged that GOP Senators wouldn’t vote to convict. “When you . . . bash police officers’ brains with fire extinguishers, you don’t get a mulligan,” Scarborough fumed in response to Senator Mike Lee’s comment that the president deserved a pass.

The Washington Post editorial board couldn’t get the basics of the sketchy story straight. “Officer Sicknick was pummeled by a rioter wielding a fire extinguisher, according to witnesses,” the paper alleged, even though the Times cited law enforcement officials and not on-the-ground witnesses. The Wall Street Journal also published the claim repeatedly.

Conservatives Took the Bait

Even the once highly respected ‘conservative’ Andrew McCarthy piled on to bash Trump and his supporters.

Building on the Times-seeded Sicknick story, so-called conservative opinion outlets insisted Sicknick had been murdered. In a column advising Democrats how to frame impeachment, National Review’s Andrew McCarthy suggested Sicknick should be the “face of impeachment” because he was “murdered” by Trump-supporting thugs.

“An impeachment manager opening the presentation to the Senate could have declared without hesitation: ‘When Officer Sicknick needed a president, Donald Trump was missing in action. When America needed a commander-in-chief to protect the seat of its democracy, Donald Trump wouldn’t be disturbed—he was busy watching television,’” McCarthy wrote on January 17.

Continue reading the recitation of the lie being spread far and wide.  Then this:

But the narrative about what happened to Sicknick is quickly unraveling, as I wrote earlier this week. Not only is CNN, the network that helped perpetuate the initial storyline for more than a month, questioning the circumstances about Sicknick’s death, so too is the New York Times.

“Though law enforcement officials initially said Officer Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, police sources and investigators are at odds over whether he was hit,” the Times reported February 11.

Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official. Investigators have found little evidence to back up the attack with the fire extinguisher as the cause of death, the official said. Instead, they increasingly suspect that a factor was Officer Sicknick being sprayed in the face by some sort of irritant, like mace or bear spray, the law enforcement official said. The development, reported earlier by CNN, has complicated efforts to arrest suspects in Officer Sicknick’s death, as both the police and rioters used spray in the siege. It is difficult to prove who sprayed irritant on Officer Sicknick. [There are some reports that Sicknick’s brother said he was sprayed with pepper spray.—ed]

In fact, the Times has slowly backed away from its original reporting without acknowledging its sole culpability in launching the narrative.The paper’s extensive coverage of Sicknick’s memorial at the Capitol included no mention of the fire extinguisher attack.

“Officer Sicknick was ‘injured while physically engaging with protesters,’ after which he returned to his division office, the Capitol Police said. There, Officer Sicknick collapsed and later died in the hospital,” one reporter wrote February 3.

Read the whole piece here.

Just like the murder of Ashli Babbitt, I expect we will never have the full story.  I agree if it weren’t for the break-in, Sicknick might be alive today, but the mainstream media has once again been complicit in spreading an apparent falsehood for their own purely political agenda.

 

 

Trump Acquitted Again! MAGA Lives!

Surely you have seen the news before now, but I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the ending to the latest assault on President Trump and you, the America Firsters who these people despise.

Attorney Van der veen has hired private security and police have officers guarding his home.

It was riveting TV, well at least the defense lawyers were inspiring, Raskin not so much.

The defense’s testimony featured videos of the hateful threatening language used by Democrats and their supporters as they encouraged rioters who burned and destroyed American cities in 2020.

Keep these videos handy and use them extensively in the days and weeks ahead.

Day 4: President Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team was Superb

 

By the way, it was reported on Fox last night that yesterday’s primary defense lawyer, Michael Van der veen, had experienced attacks to his family home and law firm from the crazed Biden/Harris/Pelosi lovers.  At least a hundred death threats were reported.

Following his acquittal, President Trump issued the following statement.  This line stands out:

“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!

 

 

Disgraced, in addition to Senator Mitch McConnell who apparently hates the President so much that he took to the Senate floor following the vote to blast him, are seven Senators who voted to convict the President in what Trump’s lawyers meticulously showed was a shameful and unconstitutional witch-hunt.

Even if you didn’t like Trump, the vote to convict was clearly wrong for the future well-being of our Constitutional government.

If one of these is your Senator, speak up where you live.  But whatever you do, don’t stoop to the level of the creeps who vandalized the home of Trump’s defense attorney.

 

Patriots in Utah, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Maine, Nebraska, North Carolina, and yes, Kentucky, you have work to do! It might take years in some cases, but never forget!

 

In some ways, I wish we had heard from witnesses, because one of the most pressing questions remaining, at least for me, is this one:

What did Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell know from law enforcement about the coming attack on the Capitol, and yet obviously did nothing to beef up security in advance? 

Either our supposedly great FBI was caught flat-footed by an assortment of troublemakers or they knew what was coming and nothing was done to stop it.  Very scary either way!

I suspect it is that question that the Dems feared when they backed down on their last minute demand for witnesses.