Ruh-roh. Sidney "The Kraken" Powell has been sued for libel by Dominion Voting Systems. The $1.3 billion sought will not even begin to cover the damage done to Dominion's reputation and income. Lies have consequences, as I suspect L. Lin Wood and other lying lawyers will also soon discover.
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I'm going to engage in a bit of hyperbole and say, "that was one of the most embarrassing displays I've ever witnessed in my life, on so many fronts, OMFG!, that was pathetic!".
I'm torn between laughing insanely, or raging at how embarrassed to be an "American" I am.
As I've pointed out previously, American political discourse is heavy upon ethos, the appeal to character, and pathos, the appeal to emotions. Logos, the appeal to reasoning, is my favorite, yet does not encourage interest among Americans when discussing politics. What's important to Americans is how they feel and what the personalities are.
One of the first things that we on The Left noticed about yesterday's chaos at the Capitol was the stark difference in response versus a typical BLM rally, or the March 2007 anti war rally led by veterans. In the past year we've seen tanks and bayonets as an acceptable response to BLM events, tear gas and violence during a vigil for Elijah McClain and countless examples of egregious use of force.
And this happened...
The House of Representatives wrapped up its debate over the challenge to Arizona’s presidential electors not long after another pair of the state’s Democrats made their arguments against the effort.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., exhorted Republicans to abandon their loyalty to President Donald Trump after an unprecedented assault on the Capitol.
“Today, there was treason in this house. Today there was traitors in this house,” he said. “I'm not asking my Republican colleagues to help me and stop this objection to Arizona. I'm asking you to get off all these objections.
What a hypocritical sociopath she is! Pretending that she gave a fig about the likelihood that he’d commit suicide in the Supermax Florence, CO prison...but will allow him to do the same in Supermax Belmarsh prison, or indeed die of Covi9-19 or his many other physical maladies.
#FuckHer. And fuck her mentor Lady Arbuthnot whose husband Tory Lord Arbuthnot was mentioned in some WikiLeaks publications!
Excerpts from Kevin Gosztola’s coverage:
“A British district judge denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a hearing in which the prosecution argued he had helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “flee justice” and would abscond if released from the Belmarsh high-security prison.
“As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been won,” Judge Vanessa Baraitser declared. She said the United States government “must be allowed to challenge [her] decision.”