State Dept. Hacked?

So much shit going on all at once. Would not surprise me if this is not just an error, but indeed a hack. State Department content gone from Donald J Trump bio. Says Trump’s presidency ends 7 hours from now, or that could be a local time to where it was hacked from? I don’t know.

I guess it could be someone inside the State Dept? I mean, that wouldn’t be surprising now would it? After the diplomats issued a strong dissent to the government. I don’t know.

It keeps timing out. Check yourself: 504 Gateway Time-out (state.gov)

Ok this shit is real. Server is timed out because it’s being utilized. Something else is going in there I guess.

File411 on Twitter: “If you’re getting a gateway time out – that means the inbound State Dept traffic server is maxed out but this is in fact real. My guess is hackers – TBD if it’s a state sponsored hack https://t.co/Bqdc1E8LAE” / Twitter

File411, who is the total dude when it comes to this kinda stuff, is pointing back to the devastating Solarwinds breach.

File411 on Twitter: “To be CLEAR I am NOT saying this is linked but what I am saying is the @StateDept @SecPompeo defacing on Trump’s bio is in UTC <—that should tell you a thing or 4 https://t.co/bHh28jo1gH” / Twitter

And…I suppose this is now the end of the story:

Christopher Miller on Twitter: “UPDATE: Sources tell @BuzzFeedNews a “disgruntled staffer” is behind the State Department site’s change of Trump and Pence’s biographies. More TK.” / Twitter

12 More Days, How Bad Can it Be?

How much trouble are we in for?

Donny has been booted from Twitter, which *has* to be driving him mad like nothing else. Supposedly he has made his way to Parler, but his account is not yet verified. If he manages to actually figure out how to accomplish that, I presume he will vent about social media, tech, twitter, Facebook, etc. etc., as those needing immediately retribution. Fact is, many of the true believers are storming into Parler right now in anticipation of their marching orders. They are arriving in such volume, it is too great for Parler to handle. It appears to be inoperative. Not to mention, Google already dropped Parler, and Apple had let Parler know earlier today, either they come up with a moderation policy within 24 hours, or the Parler App will no longer be listed by Apple.

Google Kicks Parler Off Its Play Store, And An Apple Ban Could Be Next (forbes.com)

We understand Speaker Pelosi is making an attempt to cobble together guardrails to keep Trump in check, at least so far as nuclear weapons are concerned. Are we really talking about this? We are.

The 25th Amendment is not going to happen. Impeachment is not going to happen, but it should still be carried out. Donald Trump is going to be president for 12 days.

12 days is not enough time for him to coordinate another attempted coup like the last attempt. But, but…12 days is plenty of time for Donny to list those that need retribution and his cult is already signed up. They are ready to go. They already know what type of action is necessary.

Do we understand that.

Having watched more hours than most human beings of the Seattle protests and BLM marches, I am very comfortable with the ebb and flow of mob/police interaction. Especially with the Seattle protests. I know all of the subsections of the mass of protestors. Their different callings. Their different objectives and how they came to be aligned in action, but not in motives. There was always a minority presence of goofballs in the Seattle protest. And within the class of goofballs, an even smaller minority of people I would call dangerous. I’m talking about a handful of people, out of thousands and thousands.

Now, if we take a look at the mob that formed the insurrection within the Capitol building, I can tell you, from experience, these aren’t a handful of dangerous people. Nearly ALL of these people were dangerous. These are wild eyed, hopped-up-on-rhetoric, lunatics who would have killed all of the members of Congress, were it not for the fact that a woman was shot and killed, and a frightening last stand was held by a few cops, buying the members of Congress enough time to scramble away.

It was that close.

If anyone tells you these were “Antifa” implants…that is ridiculous. They were exactly who they appeared to be. Look for yourself. In this full video you will see one truly insane MAGA monster after another. You can understand why cops merely tried to delay them and then walked away. These are crazy people. You don’t reason with crazy people, except as a ploy to delay.

By the way, this is the same video, a piece of which was featured in a Chris Hayes piece. The self proclaimed “witness” and “observer” was no such thing, except whenever he was face to face with a cop. This clown was very much a frontline part of this attack on our capitol.

At this point, the monster has already crawled out of the pit. Donny doesn’t need to create a plan here on out. The cult has already had a successful attack on the heart of Democracy. They are ready. They only require the targets. Donny doesn’t even need to say what needs to be done. They know. Some will, no doubt, select targets of their own. State capitols are a very serious concern. I hope Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona have plans in place, for both their places of government and their legislators.

Then, of course, there’s the inauguration itself. I would not make a prediction about that. If any cult member attempts to interrupt that, even in any numbers, they will die martyrs, which, is what “revolutionaries” and “freedom fighters” do.

Twitter themselves have targeted Jan. 17, 2021 as a date for some type of event.

This is the point. We are going to be living with the homegrown terrorists, that the FBI has been warning us about, for years.

I would not discount the possibility that Donny tries to undertake some further deviltry of his own. What do you think?

Interesting. Donny Trump’s online grift shop has been closed by the provider. He is apparently cut off from his email provider, to his lists…so no more fundraising. Full court press by internet companies where our government is unable to do anything.

Running list of Political Consequences of Attempted Coup

For posterity. In order as they happen.

  1. Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Chief of Staff- resigns. I guess when things catch on fire, you run. No responsibility.
  2. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) asks for Trump to resign, The National Association of Manufacturers asks Mike Pence to invoke 25th amendment.
  3. Trump’s twitter account is now locked. Probably perma-ban incoming. I know that seems trivial, but it isn’t. That’s his primary way to direct the coup.
  4. You’d think after all this- these 4 years, 1 person….anyone would have learned, quitting to save your ass, or remaining silent to preserve your job, has never been the solution to what you KNOW is pure evil poisoning the land.

5. The White House social secretary Rickie Niceta-resigns.

6. National security adviser Robert O’Brien, deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell are all considering resigning.

7. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews-resigns.

8. Josh Hawley (asshole who plays a major part in the attempted coup), literally still running with a “both sides” story, and declaring that in fact, it is congress that reviews elections super-constitutionally. McCarthy over in the house is reportedly taking a “both sides” approach as well.

9. Maddow says Elaine Chao is considering resigning. That you can take as very serious, not because she’s transportation secretary, but because she is McConnell’s wife. (Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Swan say this isn’t correct, I’d go with them)

10. Trump banned Pence chief of staff Marc Short from the WH today.

11. Ana Cabrera@AnaCabrera· In a statement, House Judiciary Committee Dems urge VP Pence and members from President Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution and remove Trump from office.

12. Mick Mulvaney-resigns

13. Ryan Tully, NSC-resigns

14. John Costello, Commerce Dept-resigns

15. Mark Pottinger, NSC-resigns

16. Adam Kinzinger (one of the sane House GOP) asks for 25th amendment.

17. Elaine Chao does resign. This isn’t helpful. When the shit hit’s the fan, as a culmination of all the batshit-craziness that cabinet members enabled, leaving doesn’t help the cause. Now is the time they are supposed to stay and try to aright democracy for 2 weeks. Leaving now is just as unamerican as aiding and abetting a mob boss for 4 years.

18. Betsy Devos resigns. Oh, gold star for you Betsy, enabler of a dictator-wannabe and arsonist of our educational system. Standing up for what’s right (for you), when you get a little shit on your $10,000 shoes. You’re the best.

19. Chad Wolf resigns- acting homeland security douchenozzle.

Trump Ends Rally Speech with inciting Crowd to March to Capitol…and they did

**Updating this thread throughout day**

After angrily rehashing all the insane conspiracy theories, at end of Trump’s cult rally speech, Trump tells crowd he won’t be happy if Pence doesn’t do the “right” thing. He warns his crowd, they won’t have a country anymore if the election is allowed to stand.

This is what he says at end of speech:

“So, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol, and we’re going to try to give our Republicans- the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any help, and try to give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.”

Trump has incited this. The Capitol is now beginning to be overrun. It doesn’t look completely awful yet, but if they are allowed to continue to amass into the evening hours I guarentee you this doesn’t end well.

Trump did this. Purposefully.

-Go to 1:12 of this video to see Donny telling everyone they have to fight, and shortly after he directs them to march on the Capitol. US election: Trump tells protesters in DC “we will never give up, we will never concede” | FULL – YouTube

-This statement from Trump, isn’t to end this situation, it is to keep it going. I presume until he can make some kind of statement of demands or further grievances that must be addressed somehow.

Of great concern: Still Vigilant Grandma 🇺🇸🗽 on Twitter: “@SteveSchmidtSES Police opened gates and offered them in 😡 https://t.co/cFJmIekwzR” / Twitter

-Live stream from magidiot point of view on steps in front of entrance to Capitol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNJKNpAOs5k

-Bingo. Trump airs his grievances again in a short vid shot in front of WH, insists on his fantasy, “but…go home.” Fucking asshole. This was all his reality TV production, from which he plans on profiting in perpetuity.

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “https://t.co/Pm2PKV0Fp3” / Twitter

-It’s 4:30pm now. Really need a plan to get these people out of the Capitol soon. This will be bad if not.

-Twitter has labeled Donny’s above piece of shit video as likely to incite further violence. Rightly so. Can’t be retweeted, liked or any of that. They are probably considering if they should permaban him from twitter, shouldn’t yet. I bet you they are moving on to considering prescreening anything he tries to tweet from here on out. I rate this as likely.

-As Maddow points out, exactly where are federal government representatives? I think if we’re hoping for an unusual enactment of the 25th amendment, which is entirely warranted at this point, it ain’t gonna happen.

I can’t believe I’d actually be happy to hear from Mike Pence, but I would. Someone needs to fill the void of lack of leadership.

I’m afraid many of the MAGA enablers and Trump talking heads probably aren’t going to jump off the Trump train. They will yet be, apologists for what Trump did today. They will say, well he didn’t say go be violent. He did. Just like a mob boss he implied it…repeatedly. Just like the phone call to Georgia demanding the finding of votes. If they didn’t do it, they would be charged with crimes and ran out of their jobs. It was implied…repeatedly.

The mash-up of police and National guard are not equal to this task. Or- they are not equal to the level of appropriate response. This isn’t the Seattle mob tug and pull with federal forces on a street corner (whom Federal forces, State police, and local police would have zero problem beating up). No. This is a storming of our US Capitol building. This is *not* “let’s just simmer it down, we’re all friends here,” this is an invading mob that needs to be expelled from the city. It is a really bad idea to turn this into a face to face showdown with no endgame.

-Apparently I was wrong about twitter pre-screening Trump tweets. Twitter. This really needs censoring. This is not good.

7:15pm. Ah, 3 hours later….Twitter is now considering taking action with Trump’s Twitter account.

Looks like twitter just deleted Donny’s last two tweets..could be he’s about to be canned.

What’s really funny and sad at the same time, is all of my twitter accounts got perma-banned yesterday. Yesterday. ha. Because I referred to a Fox newscaster as a “tard,” in response to one of *my own tweets* in someone else’s feed. Not even directly to him, but someone musta not liked that word so much, twitter definitely didn’t. Not my first account suspended, but I was surprised, I received an entire IP ban. Don’t know if I can get back on twitter again at this point.

Won’t see my crying, or yelling about being unfairly treated. I take my lumps.

Senate back up. Mike Pence using this opportunity to act presidential. This isn’t the speech we want. We want to know you have recognized the problem and are going to take action. That is presidential. The old “We will not be cowered” thing is ill-conceived, this is your America and your American citizens. You need to explain the situation to them. The real, actual situation they find themselves in. That would be presidential.

Trump’s Call to Georgia: It’s as bad as you think.

Donald Trump’s party call to Georgia on January 2nd as reported by the Washington Post: a partial transcript.

Some people say this was leaked to WP from someone inside the Trump Administration. To me, when I first heard it, I thought it was recorded on the Georgia side. Makes more sense to me, but I don’t really care which party it was. It’s incriminating to Trump, and security for Raffensperger. Raffensperger played it straight and offered very little.

Trying to transcribe this is a mess because Trump speaks in a complete, jumbled mess. I mostly went verbatim, but cleaned up a little.

I skipped large chunks of it. There’s much more of the same throughout the hour plus recording, I just focused on the more continuous sections.

Trump speaks for probably 90% of the call. The first 15 minutes are an endless cult conspiracy theory rehash by Donny.

I want to say, these kind of phone calls, are probably what Donny has been doing for the past 2 months when he isn’t golfing. He clearly could just bullshit on the phone all day long, every day. In this particular instance, he is very comfortable playing the mob boss, handing out “suggestions” with accompanying veiled threats if those suggestions are not followed. He is honestly quite good at this.

In his own madman style, he does quite well in not finishing sentences or scattered thoughts that imply the type of action he wants, or the type of consequence that will follow if those actions are not met, while simultaneously not directly connecting the two. I will highlight those sentence/thought fragments.

It is worse than his Ukraine call. Much worse. Trump more clearly states he wants fraud to be committed on his behalf in order to win an election. Even if not as a legal matter, that this conversation happened at all, is not acceptable. I do not doubt that a similar conversation was had with other state(s).

Parties: Trump, Mark Meadows, and Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Sec. State Legal Counsel Ryan Germany.

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Trump: By the way, a little information, I think you’re going to find that they are shredding ballots, because they have to get rid of the ballots. ‘Cause the ballots are unsigned, because the ballots are corrupt, and they’re brand new and they don’t have seals and there’s a whole thing with the ballots. But, the ballots are corrupt and you’re going to find that they are…which is totally illegal, it’s more illegal for you then it is for them because you know what they did and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal offense. You know, you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. That’s a big risk. But, they are shredding ballots, in my opinion, based on what I’ve heard and they are removing machinery, and they’re moving it as fast as they can. Both of which are criminal fines and you can’t let it happen and you are letting it happen, I mean, I’m notifying you that you are letting it happen.

So…look, all I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state and flipping the state is a great testament to our country, because you know, it’s a testament that they can admit to a mistake, or, whatever you want to call it. If it was a mistake, I don’t know. A lot of people think it wasn’t a mistake it was much more criminal than that. But, it’s a big problem in Georgia and it’s not a problem that’s going away. Not a problem that’s going away…

Ryan Germany: This is Ryan, we are looking at every one of those things that you mentioned…and our investigators…

Trump: Good, but if you find them, you got to say it.

<crosstalk>

Germany: Let me tell you what we are seeing. What we are seeing is *not at all what you’re describing* <with emphasis>. These are investigators from our office, these are investigators from GBI. And they’re looking, and they’re good, and that’s not what they’re seeing, and we’ll keep looking, we’ll keep looking at all these things…

Trump: Well you better check on the ballots, ’cause they are shredding ballots, I’m just telling you Ryan. they’re shredding ballots and you should look at that very carefully, because that’s so illegal. You may not even believe it, cause it’s so bad. But, they’re shredding ballots because they think we’ll eventually get there, because we’ll eventually get into Fulton. In my opinion it’s never too late.

So, um that’s the story. Look, we need only 11,000 votes, we have far more than that as it stands now.

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In speaking on Military/overseas ballots-

Trump: A large batch came in, and it was, quote, 100% for Biden and that is criminal, you know, that’s criminal. Okay, that’s another criminal. That’s another of the many criminal events. Many criminal events here.

Um. I don’t know, look Brad, I have to get, I have to find 12,000 votes and I have them, times a lot. And, therefore, I won the state. That’s before we go to the next step, which is in the process of, right now, you know.

I watched you this morning and you said, ah, there was no criminality, but I mean all of this stuff is very dangerous stuff, when you talk about no criminality. I think it’s very dangerous for you to say that. I just don’t know why you don’t want to have the votes counted as they are.

So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes, give me a break. We have that in spades already.

So tell me, Brad, what are we going to do? We won the election, and it’s not fair to take it away from us like this. And it’s going to be very costly, in many ways, and I think you have to say you’re going to re-examine it and you can re-examine it. But re-examine it with people who want to find answers, not people that don’t want to hear answers.

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There is one particular election employee Trump is stuck on, that is beeped out of the recording. He insists every vote she scanned went for Biden. Raffensperger says: that is not correct. Trump won’t let it go. Trump restates Raffensperger’s position as:

“He (Raffensperger) made that statement with surety [sic], but now I think he’s less sure, because the answer is: they all went to Biden, and that alone wins us the election by a lot.

Raffensperger: Mr. President, you have people that submit information and we have our people that submit information, and then it comes before the court, and then the court makes a determination. We have to stand by our numbers. We believe our numbers are right.

Trump: Why do you say that though? Sure we can play this game with the courts.

***We have to stop there to highlight how messed up this exchange is. What Raffensperger is making clear is that to challenge the state’s finding, puts these two parties on opposite sides of a legal battle. What Trump is making clear, is that he is fully aware that every legal challenge is failing because it has no merit, but he’s bluffing that, sure we could do that if you wanted to. I want to subvert the rightful place of the courts with our own little agreement. Throughout this conversation, I’m letting you know, you better just do what I say, and make a deal that I won the state, or there will be personal legal consequences and/or future election consequences for you.***

Trump: Hey Brad, why wouldn’t you want to check out (beeped out election lady’s name) and why wouldn’t you want to say, hey, if in fact, President Trump is right about that, then he wins the state of Georgia. Just that one incident alone, without going through hundreds of thousands of dropped ballots. You just say, you stick by… I mean I’ve been watching you for…you don’t care about anything. Your numbers are right. But your numbers aren’t right. They’re really wrong and they’re really wrong Brad, and I know this phone call is going nowhere, but ultimately…

Look ultimately I win, okay? because you guys are so wrong and you’ve treated the population of Georgia so badly. Between you and your governor who was down 21 points, and like a schmuck, I endorsed him, and he got elected. But, I will tell you, he’s a disaster, and he will never…I can’t imagine. The people are so angry in Georgia, I can’t imagine he’s ever getting elected right now.

But why wouldn’t you want to find the right answer, Brad? Instead of keeping saying the numbers are right, because those numbers are so wrong.

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Mark Meadows jumps in with the idea, both sides just need to meet really soon and agree there’s some actual big issues that need to be examined and the Federal government wants access to Georgia voter data.

Trump then threatens if they don’t settle what Trump wants, the upcoming runoff won’t go to the republicans. Raffensperger says, you can meet with the lawyers and they’ll tell you why your beliefs are wrong. He is not going to have an official meeting with them, as if any of their fever dreams are true. Raffensperger won’t allow them access to Georgia state election data. He is putting the ball in their court to go to court if they want.

Throughout this conversation, Trump highlights how Stacey Abrams is making a fool out of Georgia GOP. Everyone hates the Georgia Governor and Raffensperger.

Trump: Brad, we just want the truth, it’s simple. And ah, and everyone’s going to look very good if the truth comes out. It’s ok, it might take a little while. But, let the truth come out. And the real truth is I won by 400,000 votes, at least. That’s the real truth. But, we don’t need 400,000 votes, we need less than 2000 votes.

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I’d like to add, now that it seems more evident that this leak to WP came from the Georgia side and not the Trump admin, this makes more sense to what I originally posited.

Also, it is now reported this was the 18th attempt by Donny to get Raffensperger on the phone. 18. So my original assessment that this is how Donny has likely spent the last two months in office, aside from golfing, is closer to being accurate.