The world is slowly approaching the war that only psychopaths want.
On Tuesday, FBI issued a warning Since the war in Gaza began, the possibility of a terrorist attack in the United States has increased. At a White House briefing later that day, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy told National Security Council spokesman John Kirby that the White House warned that terrorists may have crossed the southern border and are now in this country. Have you ever considered it?” he asked.
Obviously they warned, otherwise the FBI wouldn’t have issued the warning. However, the question remains as to how our government will respond to such an attack. This is already being discussed at the highest levels of government and the public has a right to know what the response will be.
So, even though I wasn’t called, I interrupted when Kirby left the stage to ask the only question I thought was important. “John, wait a minute. Before we go: If Hamas terrorists attacked the United States, would the United States set foot on Middle Eastern soil?”
Mr. Kirby stopped him from retreating from the podium, and press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre allowed him to respond. Kirby said simply: “I’m not going to speculate on that, Brian. We’re obviously going to do what we have to do to protect our troops and our people.”
The same day, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared at the White House along with Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), Sen. Mike Rounds, and a bipartisan group of R.S.D. and Martin Heinrich, DN.M. — to speak with President Biden and help steer Congress’s response to the threat posed by SKYNET…sorry, AI. It’s a bipartisan effort, but both Republicans and Democrats remain opposed.
Bipartisan politics, once seen as a laudable goal on many issues, is now derided by most remaining members of the Republican Party. For them, working with Democrats is like choosing death over cake. (Sorry to Eddie Izzard.)
Most Republicans are so discouraged by the prospect of working with Democrats that they want to end funding efforts for the Ukraine war, and Senate Mitch McConnell appears nearly isolated on an island seeking continued aid. This effectively isolates the Minority Leader. It’s a rare display of common sense from the 81-year-old Kentuckian, whose primary focus is on political power.
Bipartisan politics was once seen as a laudable goal. But for most remaining Republicans, working with Democrats is like choosing death over cake.
“Not a single American was killed in Ukraine.” Mr. McConnell said. “We are rebuilding our industrial base. The Ukrainians are destroying the army of one of our biggest rivals. It is hard to find anything wrong. I think it’s great that they’re doing so, and I also like the idea that the Europeans aren’t doing enough. They’re spending close to $90 billion and housing large numbers of refugees who have escaped. NATO allies in Europe. I think we have done quite a bit.”
Few Democrats have said it better, and it spelled out exactly what the risks are for the United States in the ongoing war in Ukraine. Recall that President Vlad “The Impaler” Putin has made it clear that he wants to reunite former Soviet bands. Ukraine is just the first stop in the quest for world hegemony.
Fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said McConnell:I can’t contact you” while Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley scolded McConnell for siding with Democrats, before Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned Hawley. click your tongue Later that afternoon on border issues. It appears that Putin still has some fans within the Republican Party.
In the House, that will likely include newly sworn-in House Speaker Mike Johnson (and it still sounds like Bart Simpson’s prank call to Mose Barr). He went head-to-head with McConnell and pushed to separate aid to Israel from aid to Ukraine.
As the world burns, Johnson and the MAGA faction of the Republican Party seem to be swallowing it while embracing the evangelical movement (the T-1000 transforming into Sarah Connor is the perfect image), the darkest of poems. is accepted. The Bible apparently promoted Revelation with a zeal comparable to Saul’s massacre of Christians before he changed his name to Paul.
I’m waiting for Mel Brooks to come. burst into song: “All who wish to confess their evil ways and accept and embrace the true Church, burn in hell now or forever. The Inquisition begins now!”
The House of Commons, now run by Johnson, is offering a discounted version of the apocalyptic orgasm that holy rollers have long dreamed of. They seem determined to restart the Inquisition and turn America into a theocracy run by people who bash the Bible, but don’t read much of it.
Lord, how they love to preach fire and brimstone! But what about the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes? forget. Matthew 25:40: “What you did for one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did for me.” Not a chance. They have only accepted the angry God of the Old Testament and the apocalyptic portion of the Book of Revelation brought about by ergot poisoning.
They don’t want separation of church and state. They want a walled, isolationist nation, where the First Amendment guarantees them the right to worship the way they want, while leaving the rest of the population free to do as they choose. It is dedicated to the proposition of forcing people to worship.
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The Age of Enlightenment led people to abandon their state religion after hundreds of years of bloody crusades, and was the direct inspiration for the Bill of Rights, but modern republicans are no strangers to the idea that modern Republicans were inspired in the Middle Ages by the first Christians. He seems to be eager to return to the medieval times in which he was driven. Nationalist Speaker of the House of Representatives.
First Amendment Establishment clause It prohibits the government from enacting laws that “respect the establishment of religion.” This not only prohibits the government from establishing a national religion, but also prohibits government actions that unfairly favor one religion over another.
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a constitutional scholar, said there were solid reasons for this well-argued and carefully written provision. Everyone else too. That’s why the First Amendment has a two-religion clause. ”
That doesn’t matter to Republicans. They enjoy their pranks. They despise free thought and independence and are happy to play games even when government is shut down. The modern equivalent of fiddling while everything burns. stay tuned. The next closure deadline of November 17 is fast approaching.
One day when the Republican Party was mired in its own gamesmanship, Israeli airstrike The attack targeting a Hamas commander in the densely populated Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza was devastating and left hundreds dead, doctors and witnesses said.
Children were seen carrying other children away from the blast area. “It felt like the end of the world,” said one surviving witness.
That is our world today. It took an asteroid the size of a modern city to wipe out the dinosaurs. Humans were smarter than the dinosaurs and figured out how to destroy everything on their own. Climate change is slowly creeping up on us and we are killing each other at increasing rates. A Category 5 hurricane killed more than 40 people in Acapulco last week. We have seen two mass shootings in the United States that killed this many people and spared property in roughly the same amount of time. Pogo was right. We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Donald Trump faces 91 felony charges in four different jurisdictions, while in New York he faces civil sanctions that could cost him a large portion of his financial empire. Colorado is also effectively going to court, as it seeks to ban voting there next November. I spoke with Michael Cohen on Wednesday morning, just days after testifying in Trump’s civil trial in New York. In that case, he believes President Trump could lose as much as $600 million to $700 million, effectively bankrupting him.
Joe Biden is in danger of becoming the Jimmy Carter of 2024. Carter is a one-term president and will be admired much more after he leaves office than when he was in office.
Joe Biden’s popularity continues to shrink faster than the unemployment rate, threatening to rival Jimmy Carter in 2024. In other words, he is a one-term president who will be more admired after leaving office than he was during his time in office. Part of that is Biden’s fault. Part of that is because of people like Mike Johnson who say we don’t live in a democracy. Gaud It oversees our government.
You might think all of this would be news to be taken seriously. But people are so tired of thinking about life on a razor’s edge that most news looks like something as delicious as raw sewage. This is an all too accurate metaphor.
Our problem in journalism is that there are very few people with the experience and education to deal with the serious issues we face.
So whether it’s a possible world war, stochastic terrorism, a Christian theocracy, climate change, Donald Trump, our government, or any other unforeseen event. , these are times of anxiety and fear for most people.
On Monday, as Biden left the stage in the East Room after speaking for about 15 minutes about artificial intelligence, he returned to his usual stump speech, defining America with one word: “possibility,” and offering hope: He said he continues to hold on to it. The best is yet to come.
He’s been saying this for three years and I just wish more people would listen. Instead, after all, people want bread and circuses to keep them from thinking about the horrors they have created as the world spins out of control.
Bring on Mel Brooks:
Inquisition, what a show!
Inquisition, here we go!
we know you want us to go away
Hey Muslims and Jews
We have big news for you all.
You should change your perspective starting today.
Because the Inquisition is here and always will be here!
About the world of chaos from Brian Karem