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America Isn’t Denouncing Our Marines, America Is Denouncing Dana Loesch



As the entire world now knows, four Marines urinated on the corpses of dead Afghanistan — civilians or combatants, we don’t yet know. Predictably, a handful of rabid right wing Tea Party and Republican pundits have decided to pretend-test the faith of America by denouncing not the depraved act of urinating on the dead, but denouncing any American who doesn’t blindly support every act of our troops, no matter how wrong, no matter the consequences to Americans, including service members. It is possibly the most un-American act people like Dana Loesch could make.

Dana Loesch, the editor of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism and a CNN political analyst, is the leader of those denouncing anyone denouncing the deplorable act of a handful of Marines.

Loesch said, describing the act of the Marines who urinated on the Afghanis, if given the chance, she would “dropped trou” and “do it too.”

Let’s for a moment stop and think about this.

Any human being with an ounce of decency would be appalled at seeing any dead human body urinated upon.

We are at a time of war.

Republicans love to remind people of that fact when they feel there are political points to win with that argument, but have no compunction about attacking their Commander In Chief and his family any chance they get.

Common sense tells us that desecrating the dead will only anger our enemies and motivate them to take retaliatory action. It’s often called “blowback.”

But Loesch cannot grasp this simple human emotion, cannot grasp the concept that desecrating the dead gives assistance to Taliban recruiters.

Shockingly, even the leader of the radical right wing, Rush Limbaugh, today says there’s “no defense” of the act of these few Marines — none.

“Well, there’s a video, nobody knows how old it is, of some U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of Taliban combatants in Afghanistan. Peed on them. And of course it’s Marines. It violated the rules. There’s no defense of this. The overreaction of this is nuts, but still it happened.”

Loesch is now attacking her attackers, calling them names and trying to backtrack — rather than defend — her deplorable position.

And Loesch now says she was merely “defending them [the Marines] from overly-dramatic hysteria.”

“I was using absurdity to highlight absurdity. It’s absurd to desecrate corpses but it’s not wrong to hate terrorists who are trying to kill our troops–and us. And I’m not in uniform–so I am free to express what a lot of Americans feel about the controversy, even if it makes some pony-tailed academics feel uncomfortable.”

Loesch claims progressives “dislike” our military. No, Dana, progressives respect and honor our military, and the morals and standards to which they hold themselves. You, Dana, dishonor our military by defending the acts that the military themselves condemn.

America is not denouncing our Marines at all, Dana. We stand with them, proud and tall and grateful and thankful for their service. And we thank them for doing the right thing by investigating the few Marines who violated their military edicts, and ensuring their criminally dangerous behavior is treated accordingly.

Whereas you, Dana, desecrate the very foundation our military was built on: honor.

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‘Performative Drivel’: Marco Rubio Mocked and Schooled After Taking MLK Quote Out of Context



Washington Post National Political Reporter Eugene Scott set the stage Sunday evening:

Sure enough, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was only too happy to oblige, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Florida Republican, who almost daily posts a Bible passage to Twitter, is notorious for being among the many conservatives who are battling Critical Race Theory, the right’s latest non-existent boogey man.

Rubio has introduced legislation with far right extremist U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), to “prohibit federal funding to promote divisive concepts, such as Critical Race Theory.” A companion bill was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC).

Just as Scott warned, Senator Rubio posted a tweet that reads:

“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” Dr. Martin Luther King (1963)

It’s from the third paragraph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and it exposes Rubio’s ignorance and hypocrisy.

New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie was among those who asked, “so, uh, what’s the next line?”

Bouie offered Rubio the answer:

He was far from the only one to chastise and expose Rubio.

Equality Florida’s Press Secretary Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub anti-LGBTQ hate crime massacre (which Rubio used to reverse his promise to never run for office again):

“And yet you filibuster his dream over and over,” tweeted American Independent Senior Writer Joshua Israel.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the award-winning New York Times journalist and creator of “The 1619 Project”:



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Lara Trump Thinks Microsoft Office Assistant ‘Clippy’ Is a Real Person Spying on Everything She Writes



Fox host Lara Trump either has a new conspiracy theory, or she is very confused.

Hosting the 5 p.m. EST hour, Trump was ranting about Microsoft Word’s Clippy and the suggested changes to words like “postman” into “letter carrier” and “mankind” into “humankind.” It’s part of the right’s latest attack on “wokism,” which they define as anything done in polite society that makes them uncomfortable.

“Someone is reading this?! And assessing what I’m writing?” Trump said, assuming that a person was actually watching and reading what she was typing in Word instead of an AI programed into what they call “office assistant.” It was once named Clippy, and it was never a real person.

According to Trump, the “office assistant” is a lot like her fancy new car that doesn’t require a key, just a push-button to start it. She said that the car wouldn’t start if she didn’t jingle the keys around. That’s false. Push-button start cars use safety technology that requires your foot on the break, the car in park, and the key fob in the car with you. It’s essentially a small low-frequency transmitter. So if the car won’t start, it’s likely that you need to replace the batteries.

According to Microsoft, the assistant doesn’t have to be turned on.

“The checker can be turned on and off in a menu called ‘Grammar & Refinements’, which lists everything it checks: Age bias, Cultural bias, Ethnic slurs, Gender bias, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, Gender-Specific Language, Racial Bias, Sexual Orientation Bias and Socioeconomic Bias,” said the statement.

See Lara Trump’s rant below:


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Die-Hard MAGA Trump Supporters in Arizona Think ‘It’s Very Possible’ States Will ‘Decertify’ the 2020 Election



Donald Trump’s most recent rally in Arizona brought many opportunities for his supporters to explain why they think the former president will be back in office any day.

Politico spoke to a few MAGA folks on the ground at the event and got their thoughts on what’s next in the Trump movement.

“I hope states decertify the election. I want to hear him say it’s over, we are ready to move on and hold a new election,” Politico cited Ray Kallatsa from Tucson. “I do think it’s possible, very possible.”

His thoughts echo those of pillow mogul Mike Lindell, who spoke to the crowd ahead of the former president. He cited QAnon language.

“Can you feel the storm building? It’s America,” he said using the allusion of “the storm” which is part of the conspiracy group’s messaging.

The storm, “refers to excessive social conflict that is predicted to occur prior to society reaching the point of ‘The Great Awakening,’ explained Murray State University.

See the photos from the event at Politico.

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