Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Steve Bannon claims to be “taking down” Biden … as he surrenders to the FBI

Mod: Sure Steve, whatever you say. Now you'll have a year to bang your tin cup on the steel bars. 

Steve Bannon claims to be “taking down” Biden … as he surrenders to the FBI (Queerty link): Embattled former Trump advisor Steve Bannon attempted to rally his supporters this morning as he live-streamed his own surrender to FBI agents following his indictment for contempt of Congress.

–without irony–stood beneath a sign that read “Coup Plotter” as he approached the Washington DC FBI field office to turn himself in. The former Breitbart editor also used the opportunity to rally the viewers of his podcast as he surrendered.

“Everybody watching in the War Room, we’re here today,” Bannon said. “I don’t want anybody to take their eye off the ball of what we do every day. OK? We have the Hispanics coming on our side, African-Americans coming on our side. We’re taking down the Biden regime.”

From here it looks more like Bannon is the one getting taken down, but we digress.

Bannon then entered the building to surrender for arrest. Several demonstrators outside the FBI field office heckled Bannon as he arrived, including one man that carried a sign reading “Clowns Are Not Above The Law.”

The indictment of Steve Bannon follows his ignoring a subpoena by Congress to testify before the January 6 House Select Committee about his knowledge and participation in the January 6 Capitol Insurrection. Bannon is reported to have encouraged Donald Trump to hold onto power through the use of the US military–something which Bannon himself has seemed to confirm in his podcast. 

Here’s why Steve Bannon should be wetting his pants (Queerty link): Former White House advisor Steve Bannon should be looking over his shoulder, thanks to a decision by a federal judge this week.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a 39-page decision on Tuesday ruling that former President Donald Trump could not claim executive privilege as a means of blocking Bannon from obeying a Congressional subpoena. A select committee in the House of Representatives has subpoenaed Bannon for testimony in connection with his participation in the January 6. Capitol Insurrection.

The decision by Judge Chutkan will now pave the way for Attorney General Merrick Garland to prosecute Bannon for obstruction of Congress. In an interview with MSNBC, law scholar Laurence Tribe explained that he expects Garland to move quickly in holding Bannon in contempt.

“If that’s what he [Garland] was waiting for, he got it tonight, and if he does not move immediately, it will be inexcusable,” Tribe explained. “He will, in all effects and purposes, he will be obstructing Congress. He will be preventing the effectuation of a legitimate and crucial congressional investigation because all of these guys who are getting subpoenaed have no particular incentive to comply if Steve Bannon can get away with stonewalling.”

“The fat lady has sung, the music is over, and he’s got to turn over the documents, and I think Bannon has got to be prosecuted,” Tribe added. ‘I think we’re about to watch a very rapid show.”

Mod: More at both links. Check out this video. Bannon literally bangs his head on a wall.



  1. What? No perp walk?

    1. Doesn’t “taking the Biden regime down” sound like another attack on the current government is in the works?

      That’s how it sounded to me.

  2. Tensions flare in Arbery death trial as Jesse Jackson visits, 2021.
    Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-old in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan joined the chase and took cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery three times with a shotgun.
    On the witness stand Monday afternoon, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation firearms examiner testified that Arbery’s T-shirt had large holes with singed edges suggesting the shotgun barrel was either pressed against him or almost touching when it was fired into his chest and armpit.
    Outside the courthouse last week, Sharpton denounced the disproportionately white makeup of the jury. Walmsley allowed the jury to be sworn in over objections by prosecutors who said several potential jurors were excluded because they are Black, leaving only one Black juror on the panel of 12. Glynn County, where the trial is being held, is nearly 27% Black.


  3. Prince Andrew's $2M Loan Repaid by Banker, Triggering Calls for Investigation.
    The money was approved on the strength of Queen Elizabeth II's reputation even though staff said it was "not in line with the risk appetite of the bank," a credit application quoted by Bloomberg revealed.

    Norman Baker, a former U.K. government minister and royal commentator, said: "This demonstrates yet again that significant questions need to be asked about Prince Andrew's business dealings and his association with some dubious characters.

    "Parliament should investigate this matter with some urgency."


  4. California ranks worst for drivers, survey says, 2021.

    California finished last in the ranking. This reveals to the shock of a few golden states that owning a vehicle here is costly and driving a challenge.

    In this math, Ohio was the perfect place to be a driver. Then Iowa and Utah came. Which is the worst state after California? Louisiana and Maryland.

    Oh, and a big California rival? Texas, No. 27. Florida, No. 44.


  5. Death looks good on her.
    Florida woman dies after suing hospital to get ivermectin.

    A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband sued in an unsuccessful effort to force doctors to treat her with ivermectin.

    Tamara Drock died Friday, 12 weeks after being admitted to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Ryan Drock told the Palm Beach Post.

    He sued the hospital last month in an attempt to require doctors to administer ivermectin, a drug used to treat conditions caused by parasitic worms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the drug to treat COVID-19, saying it hasn’t proved effective in pre-clinical trials.


  6. Former White House Russia advisor says Trump envies Putin because he wants to rule 'as he pleases'.

    She also said last month that Trump was staging a "slow-moving coup" after the Capitol riot and warned that another Trump administration would be bad for democracy.

    Earlier this year she released a book containing anecdotes in the Trump White House, which included then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly once complaining that Trump "doesn't know any history at all."


    1. That was rather obvious, 7:04, that Trump didn't know history. What is distressing is that so many Americans who still support him don't either.

  7. Stephen Colbert Names The 1 Big Benefit Steve Bannon Would Enjoy In Prison

    But the “Late Show” host said there was one thing Bannon could enjoy in prison.

    “Steve Bannon might finally face justice,” he said. “And, if he goes to prison, take a shower.”

    Colbert also had a blunt message just for Bannon in the “He’s Just Not That Into You Cam,” spelling out how the former president really feels.


    1. Will Steve be restricted to wearing only 1 t-shirt at a time?

    2. Maybe he can be Enrique Tarrio's cellmate. The Proud Boy poobah has been a little depressed lately and needs a friend.

  8. Trump is selling his DC hotel for $375 million and the buyer plans to remove the Trump name.
    The hotel also lost $73 million from 2016, when it opened, to 2020, according to documents released by the House Oversight Committee last month.


    1. Leaving Trump's name on the hotel would definitely hurt business.

    2. IRS should perform a forensic audit before giving Trump tax credit for the claimed "losses."

  9. The concrete effects of body cameras on police accountability

    The circulation of such videos – witness cellphones, dashcams and police body-worn cameras – have helped awaken a protest movement centered on police accountability and systemic racism in the United States.

    They have also diminished trust in law enforcement, which has dipped to its lowest level since 1993, according to a 2020 Gallup Survey. Nineteen percent of Black Americans said they trust police, compared to 56% of white Americans. And a majority of those polled, 56%, called for major reforms in policing, including 88% of Black people and 51% of white people.


  10. Trump insulted a former White House aide after she claimed he admitted to losing the 2020 election

    President Donald Trump lashed out at a former White House official after she claimed he had privately conceded defeat in the 2020 election.

    Trump has publicly stuck to his baseless theory that he beat Joe Biden last year, but had the election stolen from him by voter fraud.

    But Alyssa Farah, who worked several high-profile jobs in the Trump White House, said this weekend in a CNN interview that Trump once said to her that he knew he really lost.

    She said: "He told me shortly after that he knew he lost, but then folks got around him. They got information in front of him, and I think his mind genuinely might have been changed about that, and that's scary because he did lose."


  11. Ben & Jerry: We white people need to use our power to fight police abuse

    Ours is a majority white society. White people elect the officials who appoint police chiefs. Police chiefs are overwhelmingly white. The people we pay to protect and serve are killing and brutalizing Black people before our very eyes. And we’re letting them get away with it.

    In Euclid, Ohio, police officers found a young unarmed Black man sleeping, woke him up and killed him.

    In Ocean City, Maryland, police officers tased and beat teenagers for vaping on the boardwalk.

    In Louisville, Kentucky, police officers kicked down apartment doors with a "no-knock" warrant and killed someone.


  12. MAGA Crime Spree? Bannon Circus In Court As Riot Silence Backfires


    Scruffy the Rat has been caught for wandering Russian money through the NRA. He has a lot of things he'd prefer not to discuss with Congress.

    1. “We’re taking down the Biden regime”….as the Biden administration takes down the Trump *regime*.

      Why is it always “Opposite Day” with these criminals?

    2. If Russian money is wandering around, if you find some can you keep it?

    3. Ask your mother.

  13. It appears these officers might have been high on drugs or drunk.
    Most states do not allow officers to shot at a moving occupied vehicles.
    They have been known to kill children.
    Kansas City police officer fires at vehicle allegedly speeding towards patrol car.

    A Kansas City police officer fired shots at a vehicle late Monday after it allegedly was speeding and drove towards the officer’s patrol car in Kansas City, a police spokeswoman said.

    No injuries have been reported in the police shooting near U.S. 40 highway and Interstate 435, said Officer Donna Drake, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.

    An officer on patrol near East 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard reported shortly before 11 p.m. that a vehicle was traveling eastbound on 31st allegedly at high speeds, Drake said. The street becomes U.S. 40 highway as it passes under Interstate 70.

    A second officer near U.S. 40 and I-435 saw the vehicle still traveling eastbound at high speeds. That officer fired upon the vehicle after it’s driver allegedly drove towards the officer’s patrol car, Drake said. The vehicle fled from the shooting.
    Further details, including a description of the vehicle, were not available.Detectives and crime scene investigators were investigating the officer-involved shooting and collecting evidence from the scene.Any with information about the incident is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)


  14. White peoples form of sexual justice in OK.
    Former judge says he was fair in murder case despite past 'sexual conduct' with prosecutor.

    Henderson did not appear at the hearing at the Oklahoma County courthouse but his statement was admitted as an exhibit.

    The married judge abruptly resigned and came under investigation after being accused in March of sexual misconduct.

    Among his accusers is one of the three prosecutors in the Hashagen case. In a written statement also admitted as an exhibit, she called their involvement sexual abuse.

    She said the judge began sexually abusing her in April 2016 and continued until July or August of 2018. She also said he emailed her in 2019 and wrote that he needed to "get over it" since their "relationship" had been over for a year.



  15. NYC’s Wollman Rink reopens in Central Park, minus Trump management.

    Earlier this year, the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by crazed Trump supporters prompted the de Blasio administration to move to end city contracts with the former president. The city let three out of its four contracts with the Trump Organization expire in the spring, and nixed the contract for Trump to run a Bronx golf club.

    De Blasio made no mention of the 45th president during remarks marking the start of the skating season.
    A group of businesses and nonprofits called Wollman Rink Partners is now running the show. They’re offering a discounted ticket program aimed at opening the world of skating to lower-income New Yorkers.


  16. This Bannon clown looks somewhat like Rosie O’Donnell in drag. With all due respect to Ms O’Donnell. Why hasn’t she played this fool on SNL? It would be hilarious with the proper writing.

  17. 'Biden delivered': Devastating Lincoln Project ad mocks 'so-called builder' Trump on 'infrastructure week'
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
    November 16, 2021

    'Biden delivered': Devastating Lincoln Project ad mocks 'so-called builder' Trump on 'infrastructure week'

    A devastating new ad from the Lincoln Project outlines the stark difference between former President Donald Trump's multiple failed attempts to pass an infrastructure bill during his term and President Joe Biden's newly-minted success in carrying the legislation over the finish line.


  18. Steve Bannon comes unhinged on podcast after surrender to FBI: 'This is the war that they've brought to us!'


    Bannon has a high opinion of his importance in the world.

  19. "Only about 6% of deaths were related to Covid-19" the numbers are beginning to come out.
    Time to rethink your government and how it feeds information to the populace.

    1. By early next year 800,000 Americans will have died of the Trump Virus.

      Why do you lie about such terrible things, 8:57?

    2. Excess deaths due to Covid are well over 800,000 right now despite decreases in accidental deaths due to fewer miles driven during the pandemic.

  20. Time for Mark Meadows to slip some crayons to Trump so he can scratch out a few pardons.

  21. This female dog or hoe in heat, needs to go!

    Trump adviser appointed to panel on US elections.
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed to a federal election advisory board a prominent Republican attorney who assisted former President Donald Trump in his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
    Mitchell was nominated by the Republican-appointed members on the commission and approved by a majority vote.


  22. ‘Taiwan is not part of China’: Tsai Ing-wen thanks Celtics' Enes Kanter for standing with Taiwan, ROC.
    Why it matters: On Wednesday, Kanter, 29, posted several pictures of his new sneakers that have messages in support of Taiwan's democracy and independence, a similar feat to the one he did in October when he voiced support for Tibet and persecuted ethnic minorities in China.

  23. Proponents of the project featuring a sodium-cooled fast reactor and molten salt energy storage say it would perform better, be safer and cost less than traditional nuclear power.

    The high heat-transfer properties of sodium will allow the Natrium plant to be air-cooled. That will enable the plant to be quickly shut down in case of an emergency, and the absence of emergency generators and pumps will save on costs, Levesque said.

    “The use of liquid sodium has many problems. It’s a very volatile material that can catch fire if it’s exposed to air or water,” Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear power safety with the Union of Concerned Scientists science advocacy nonprofit, said Tuesday.


  24. Cori Bush: White supremacists shot at Ferguson protesters

    U.S. Rep. Cori Bush has claimed on social media that white supremacists shot at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but the city's police chief said he was unaware of any such incident.

    Bush, a first-term Democrat from St. Louis, made her name as an activist leader in Ferguson after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. Brown, who was Black, died in a street confrontation with a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Wilson was never charged but resigned in November 2014



  25. White Justice strikes again, 2021 murder
    What legal experts make of judge's order for Rittenhouse to pick his own jury by lottery

    In an "interesting piece of theater" in his high-profile trial, Rittenhouse was directed Tuesday to blindly pick the seven women and five men who will decide whether he is criminally responsible for killing two men during protests last year over the police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha.

    Eighteen prospective jurors sat through two weeks of testimony and arguments before Rittenhouse was told to pick six numbers out of a tumbler. The six numbers corresponded to jurors who were then stricken from the panel, resulting in the 12 who were sent into deliberations.



  26. Trump announced he would skip Biden's inauguration after he learned McConnell was planning to disinvite him, book says.
    The outlets published excerpts from "Betrayal," the ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl's new book on Trump's final few months in power, set to be released on Tuesday.


  27. A shaved dog speaks from Communist China, 2021
    And it walks backwards.
    Ex-Chinese diplomat warns of 'Armageddon' if Australia joins US in protecting Taiwan.
    Communist China. will be outnumbered and walled in, the first shot they fire will be their LAST.


  28. Ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell reportedly fell for 'far-fetched' QAnon conspiracy theory that claimed then-CIA director was in German custody?
    Is she using the 'crazy defense?'

    The Trump attorney believed Haspel had been injured while completing a secret CIA operation aiming to seize and destroy evidence of vote tampering on an election-related computer server, Karl reports. She thought the CIA was complicit. None of it was true.

    But Powell believed it, and wanted the Defense Department to immediately "send a special operations team over to Germany," locate the server, and "force Haspel to confess," Karl writes.


  29. Is it irony that Q Shaman, who couldn't commit to 4 years of getting educated in college, may get 4 years in the slammer for his abject ignorance?


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