batshit crazy Republicans are getting batshit crazier by the minute
and more dangerous as well
you can’t make any of this shit up. Republicans — never all that sane to begin with — are fucking losing it. here are just a few examples from the past few days.
there’s a constant noise inside Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins’s head. it’s the sound of ten thousand chainsaws cutting into concrete blocks. that’s why it’s very hard for Clay to form coherent thoughts. consequently, every time Higgins opens his mouth, the looniest shit imaginable comes vomiting out.
remember last week, when Cray-Cray Clay was being haunted by ghost buses?
well, Higgins is back and he’s as batshitty as ever.
“I suspect over 200 agents embedded within the crowd, including agents — or as they would call them, human assets — inside the Capitol dressed as Trump supporters, before the doors were opened.”
bear in mind there’s no evidence for any of these fever-brained accusations. so where is Higgins getting his information? from the chainsaw-juggling demons in his head, duh.
mind you, Clay isn’t just crazy — he’s also dangerous as fuck. and he has a warning for Jack Smith:
“his days are numbered, and American patriots are not going to idly stand by.”
holy shit, what?
Jack Smith’s days are numbered? American patriots are what?"
just what in the ever-loving fuck is Higgins implying here? remember, this is a guy who loves to send coded messages to militias, like when he tried to stir up trouble ahead of Trump’s DC arraignment last June.
is this another call for gun-toting mayhem?
imagine that you or I said something like this. how quickly would the FBI be knocking on our doors, asking to have a friendly chat?
Little Donny Fuckface is becoming ever more unhinged, and the American public is becoming ever more numbed to it.
Brian Klaas sums it up nicely: he calls it “the banality of crazy.”
Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous, not just because it is the exact sort that incites violence against public officials but also because it shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes.
Klaas is exactly right.
here’s Trump a few days ago, on his failing app:
our “so-called” government? what?
once again, Donny is going Full Fascist, promising to prosecute his political enemies. the media and the public shrug, and move on. rinse and repeat.
“oh yeah, Donald Trump is just being Donald Trump again. what else is new?”
Lauren Boebert is what would happen if Dunning and Kruger had a baby, and then dropped it on its head. she has no idea just how fucking stupid she is.
this week, Tugjob Annie was hella mad! because reasons!
listen to her voice, dripping with disdain as she pesters Oren McKnelly, an executive counselor for the Social Security Administration, with inane questions that have obvious answers.
Boebert: “you all are allowing delinquent employees to sit on their sofas at home, instead of actually getting to work and doing their jobs. this is absolutely unacceptable.”
McKnelly: “our employees are working whether they are in the office or at home.”
Boebert: “are you monitoring the work they do from home on a regular basis?”
McKnelly: “yes we are.”
Boebert: “every employee? do you have the numbers of the hours that are submitted. are you counting how many times they are logging into their computers and responding to casework?”
McKnelly: “our employees are subject to the same performance management processes and oversight, whether they are teleworking or working in the office. and we have systems in place that managers use to schedule, assign and track workloads. that includes individual employee workloads in many cases. so, real-time understanding of what actions are being processed at any particular given time. additionally, our employees are required to be accessible to their supervisors, clients, colleagues and external parties during work hours, via a variety of means, including instant messaging, video platforms, and telephone. they are connected to the workplace, whether they are in the office or at the home.”
Boebert: “then why did the backlog for Social Security applicants increase from 41,000 to 107,000?”
McKnelly: “because we have been historically underfunded for a number of years now.”
seriously, this whole waste-of-time hearing could have been conducted over email.
what did we learn here, other than Boebert is drowning in dumb and the Social Security Administration is seriously underfunded?
we already knew both of those things.
when last we saw Not Speaker Kevin McCarthy, he was sitting by Donald Trump’s highchair, doing the “here comes the airplane, open the hangar” thing with a spoonful of strained peas, trying to get sore election loser Trump to cheer up enough to eat.
times have changed.
after losing his own job as House Speaker, McCarthy phoned Trump to whine about Trump not intervening to keep Kev from getting shitcanned.
spoiler alert: it didn’t go well for Kev.
During the call, Trump lambasted McCarthy for not expunging his two impeachments and not endorsing him in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the conversation.
McCarthy’s response to Trump?
for that one brief shining moment, Kevin McCarthy spoke for all decent Americans.
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