Conspiracy Theory Du Jour

When fascism comes to the United States, it will be carrying a bible upside down and backwards and humping the flag – paraphrasing, of course.

Clearly Lord Damp Nut is trying to distract us from the terrible economic news by terrifying us about postponing the 2020 Goat Rodeo:

Hey guys, remember this? Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh, on ABC News on April 23, after Joe Biden warned that President Trump would try to delay the election.

“Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality.”

And for the last time, Prznint Stupid, you cannot change the date of the election

We’ve talked about before, Scissorheads.

Election Day is set by federal law. This year it is Nov. 3. It would take an act of Congress to change it, and Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are not going to sign off on a change.

Second, per the Constitution, the terms of this president and vice president will expire at noon on Jan. 20, 2021.

If no president and vice president have been selected according to law by then, the normal rules of succession kick in: Nancy Pelosi, The Speaker of the House,  becomes president.

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16 Responses to Conspiracy Theory Du Jour

  1. Stony Pillow says:

    The ravings of a desperate man. He’s scared. He’ll have to spend his golden years in state prison.

    Daddy Fred would have slapped him for getting trapped like this.

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    • Bruce388 says:

      Daddy Fred (R-Klansman) would have slapped Lord Dampnut’s dumb ass for getting into public office. Daddy would have also slapped LD for losing the $400 million he earned for being in the Lucky Sperm Club.

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  2. julesmomcat says:

    But – but – Election Day is set by the law. Since when, has Suckface ever obeyed the law?

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  3. donnah says:

    Hmmm, an overwhelming heartfelt national tribute for John Lewis, a giant flop by the GDP, a million more people unemployed, Herman Cain’s passing, and the backlash about his handling of Covid. Trump is shitting himself on so many levels that he had to throw a Hail Mary distraction.

    His Republican sycophants STILL will not walk away from him. He has all of them, forever. He will drag them down as he falls and that’s something we can all get behind.

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  4. robginchicago says:

    President Pelosi says, “By all means, please proceed.”

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  5. robginchicago says:

    With Herman Cain’s passing, Trump loses about half of his “My African-Americans.”

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  6. Dennis Cole says:

    So, we should BOLO for an EO that explicitly states that any Constitutional Laws regarding elections, including, but not limited to, mandates, orders and instructions are hereby declared invalid, null, and void, “until such time it is determined to be safe, to proceed with a national election. And this Order will be backed by the full force of my mighty US Military, which I am STILL Commander-in-Chief of, in case you all forgot that.”

    Followed by breaking news, with the video showing his “mighty Military” escorting him out – finally.

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  7. Stony Pillow says:

    He has the DHS goons (50,000 strong?), as well as most local police and the DC Narional Guard. If he tries it, he’ll keep the Army in barracks and hope they don’t interfere. That’s what Lafayette Park was actually about. The Army told him, “Don’t even think about it.”

    There’s a lot of variables here, the first of which is how bad the virus has gotten by November. I wouldn’t put it past the Republicans to try, if they think they can get away with it.

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    • I got this from Jim Wright’s Stonekettle Station facebook :

      Jim Wright
      July 25 at 12:31 PM ·
      In a phone interview with Fox News on Thursday, Donald Trump said that he’s willing to send up to 75,000 federal agents into American cities to quell violent crime.
      According to CNN:
      Trump began by saying he was ready to dispatch “50,000, 60,000 people” into American cities. But eventually he upped the figure to 75,000 — but said it would require local authorities asking for help.
      “We have to be invited in. At some point we’ll have to do something much stronger than being invited in,” Trump said. “We’ll go into all of the cities, any of the cities. We’re ready.”
      75,000 Federal Agents.
      75,000
      Seventy-Five THOUSAND federal agents. And what? They’re just sitting around right now? What agency has that kind of reserve?
      Where the hell would Trump get 75,000 troops?
      Naturally my Twitter feed is now full of people going full Jade Helm over Erik Prince and Russians.
      I don’t know who’s more bugshit at this point.
      Erik Prince sold off his interests in Academi (formerly Blackwater) a few years back. But even if he hadn’t, no private security firm could field 7500 mercenaries on their best day, let alone ten times that number.
      And Russians?
      75,000 troops is *FIVE* US Army infantry divisions. Do you even understand what it would take to support that? Command and Control, communications, equipment, transport, food, medical, etc? The logistics alone are ridiculous. You know how many transport planes that is? Or ships? And literally hundreds of Russian military transports are landing at some American airport and nobody noticed? And what? Vladimir Putin is going hand over control of his military forces to … Trump? Come ON.
      75,000.
      Homeland Security doesn’t have many extra bodies sitting around, even if you scraped up all the flabby prison guard reserves and CBT abandoned the border entirely.
      Space Force is like one guy right now. So it can’t be them.
      And the rest of the Pentagon is busy elsewhere and even if you called up the reserves the TOTAL number of National Guard is about 8 divisions and a lot of those guys are currently doing COVID testing around the country and filling sandbags on the Gulf Coast as Hanna barrels down on us.
      75,000.
      He can’t hire that many people. Not without major legislation. 75,000 security agents? You have any idea what that would COST? That’s like TSA’s entire budget. You’re not doing that out of the White House Hookers and Blow slush fund.
      75,000
      Why, it’s almost like Trump is just pulling wildly exaggerated numbers out his ass like some 3rd World dictator.

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      • BTW, I hate, hate HATE Facebook. I had to hunt down a friends post to copy that from because faceberg won’t fucking let you start at the TOP of comments. Oh No! you have to crawl up the list like ten comments at a time clicking away on ‘more comments’. This thread has 1300 comments on it.

        It’s also possible I am an OKBoomer and don’t know how to work the Faceplace.

        And I am entirely ok with that!

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        BDR – ROTFL – I was going to share that Post, but knowing how the majority here feel about FB, well…….But I’m glad to see you took the time; JW is a shining star, gleaming brightly through all the muck.

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  8. Bruce388 says:

    From The Daily Beast:

    Cruz and Rubio on Thursday both immediately poured cold water on Trump’s tweet, as did Mitch McConnell. (Trump responded to that feedback by pinning his Tweet, and If Republicans are really serious here, this would also be the time to try and replace Trump on the ticket with someone who might, at the very least, save the U.S. Senate.)

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  9. This came over the transom just now from Mother Jones (Hey do you subscribe? Why not?? Do so!
    only 18 buckeroos a year! https://secure.motherjones.com/flex/mj/key/SEGYNC/ )

    TODAY is the day LDN brings this up…I’ll bet if you asked him who “Smedly Butler” was he’d say “The good guy in those cartoons with the Moose and the Rodent, the one with the long moustache. He was a strong guy!”

    When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, Wall Street assumed he would be considerate of their interests because he was of the same privileged class. The following year, upon taking office, it became very clear that those assumptions were wrong. And by the spring of 1934, a number of rich right-wingers decided it was time to force him out. Impressed by dictators in Europe, a man named Gerald MacGuire approached a popular retired major general named Smedley Butler and asked him to lead the Bonus Army, the popular name for the thousands of World War I veterans who had marched on Washington in 1932 to demand early access to their service bonuses, and pressure FDR to step aside.

    Here’s how Sally Denton describes what would come to be known as the Business Plot in her book The Plots Against the President: FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right:

    The plot was stunning in its presumption and simplicity. “Did it ever occur to you that the President is overworked?” MacGuire asked Butler. He explained that it did not require a constitutional change to authorize a “Secretary of General Affairs” to take over the details of the office of the presidency. The man the plotters had in mind for this task was Brigadier General Hugh S. Johnson, Roosevelt’s head of the National Recovery Administration, who, according to MacGuire’s purported inside information, was about to be fired by Roosevelt. “We have got the newspapers. We will start a campaign that the President’s health is failing. Everybody can tell that by looking at him, and the dumb American people will fall for it in a second.”

    The idea was that FDR would resign, and then the vice president would resign, and then the secretary of state would resign, and then Johnson would somehow become president.

    Butler thought it was crazy but after a few weeks he became convinced that MacGuire’s plan was actually in motion and not just a “crackpot’s fantasy.”

    So what did he do? He immediately went to a journalist and told his story and by the end of the year Congress held hearings on it.

    Some people think that Butler exaggerated the seriousness of some of this, but his main allegations were substantiated.

    Why am I telling you this? Is it because Donald Trump, a man who adores authoritarians, today suggested delaying the election despite not having the power to do so? No, but I can see why you’d think so. It’s because today is Smedley Butler’s birthday!

    Thank you, Smedley Butler, for not helping fascist bankers do a coup against Franklin Roosevelt! (Butler died 80 years ago, so he probably isn’t reading this.)

    —Ben Dreyfuss

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  10. Dennis Cole says:

    He’s probly better known for his book, and the comments therin:

    Click to access butler-smedley–war-is-a-racket-1.pdf

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  11. spotthedog says:

    I think I’m catching on; tomorrow MagaNinny will explain that it was just a joke and that the media/left has no sense of humor, that will stink up the joint for a couple days, then acting-president will say no he was not joking, then that gets overshadowed by the next thing.

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  12. Karla says:

    I reported that tweet to the twitter overlords because of its attempt to prevent people from voting.
    Then I saw that the co-founder and co-chair of the Federalist Society has said that he has enough judges.

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