This is so great--the razor wire is such a nice touch. The whole theatrical bit wouldn't be complete without it:
WATCH: Crews add barbed wire to fences near U.S. Capitol on Thursday (1/14). Special security measures are in place around Washington, D.C. ahead of the presidential inauguration next week @CBSNews @cbsnewspath— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) January 14, 2021
I mean, when it comes to a hoax overreaction this has to rank right up there with Covid.
Will I have to eat those words? Hey, what's life without a bit of risk?
UPDATE: Jennifer Zeng at New Tang Dynasty comments: "Looks like a prison now." Weird, that.
Just adding this because it caused me to LOL:
So @replouiegohmert just ran a sting operation on the intelligence of the Democrats & caught former FBI agent Asha Rangappa!— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) January 13, 2021
The concertina wire adds a nice topping to a lattice wire fence that can be cut through with a battery powered metal cutting saw for infiltration in about 20 seconds...ReplyDelete
"Looks like a prison now"ReplyDelete
Since the big criminals are too big to go to jail, people force the jail to be built on top of them?
Will Ameica become a huge prison for the criminal politicians? I'd certainly hope so...
In the mid-1960s I was 'fortunate' enough to witness Franco's submachine gun-armed Fuerzas de Policía Armada on street corners in Spain.ReplyDelete
Then in August 1968 I found myself standing innocently in the main square in Lima, Peru when the heavily armed Peruvian Army arrived to discharge canisters of tear gas to disperse protesting students. (Note to self: whenever possible avoid being tear-gassed ever again.)
These protests in Lima led to a military coup and the overthrow of the Peruvian government later that fall, but by that time I was fortunately long gone.
Never in a million years could I have imagined in 1968 that in 2021 National Guard and barbed wire surrounding the U.S. Capitol would be employed to 'protect' a U.S. President. I imagine it is only a few baby steps from razor wire and National Guard to machine guns and tear gas.
I hope not.
It's the New Normal. You'll get used to it.Delete
As usual, and of course, you're so right, Mark. And just in case I'm a bit slow on the uptake (old dude and whatnot) I'm sure they'll have a place in reeducation camp to help me get there. I'm not worried.Delete
Everyone should get on social media and trend this as the latest in civic landscaping. Maybe we can get all D cities to go full Berlin circa 1944. If your going to have the policies then why not have the ambiance. Call it Fascii chef-d'oeuvre.ReplyDelete
Unemployment can be cured by having everyone filling sandbags by hand.
I like that. I'll have to look for an opportunity to use it.Delete
Nancy’s new look:Delete
When will Nancy decide it should be electrified and send Steny out with the order? Fried squirrels for everyone in DC? No one else will show up. What if you gave a war and no one came?ReplyDelete
Maybe the wire will keep the idiots in the Capitol from getting out.ReplyDelete
Thomas Wictor @ThomasWic@social.quodverum.comReplyDelete
The Pentagon controls National Guard on federal land in DC.
National Guard Bureau Chief General Daniel R. Hokanson--an experienced combat veteran--is on the ground personally commanding them.
Uncharted waters, baby.
Barb wire around a government center. A perfect analogy of the Green Zone in Bagdad. A sanctuary in a hostile country.ReplyDelete
They will use the fence as an excuse why no one will show up for the ceremony. Just like they cancelled the parade. They are afraid that it would have empty stands or worse yet break out in a MAGA rally.
I have no intention of watching the ceremony. One thing I predict is that it will be the shortest speech ever. If the weather is at all sketchy they will have it in the Rotunda.
For the first time in my life I will say this. "Not my president".
Forecast is a sunny 46fDelete
Haven't found the docs yet myself.
I recall when we were told it was patriotic to protest - when it was against Trump.ReplyDelete
It would be fitting, however, for a Tiananmen Square moment on China Joe's first day on the job he was fraudulently elected to.
By now I have to suspect that they have an idea of how many people they expect for Biden's installment. It would not surprise me that they know it is going to be like his campaign events...no one there. All this barbed wire window dressing may be to explain why no one showed to celebrate his inauguration. It is a lot easier to say people didn't show because they were expecting and preparing for violence as opposed to no one being interested. It is interesting, now that we are learning that our vaunted FBI (sorry Mark) had intel prior to the 6th, that similar preparation for that protest.ReplyDelete
I don’t believe his mother and father are alive. Will they drag Hunter and his wife and legitimate anchor baby (wife is from South Africa, his other kids (well, not the one in Alabama), Joe’s brothers (unless they fear being arrested); Mike and Karen Pence; Barack and Mooch Obama… His cabinet-to-be. Their two dogs. Bill and Hill? The Bushes? Ack. I’m drawing a blank...Delete
Off topic, but serious question. Has anyone seen a good estimate of the size of the crowd on Jan 6 (for entire protest, not just the capital building incident)? I've been looking (but not in depth yet) and it seems as if the MSM is curiously silent about the size of the overall protest. If my impression is correct, in the manner that Russians used to interpret their news during the Cold War, tells us a great deal more about the crowd size than they intend. Andy S.ReplyDelete
Conservative sites have said 500K, but I have no idea how accurate that is. That it was huge is clear enough, which is probably why libs are freaking.Delete
Would it be being too bitter to hope Biden has a senior moment and loses the rest of his mind during the ceremony, so the whole world can see what they've done?ReplyDelete
Senior moments are one thing, but his word salads are something else entirely.Delete
Walls work! Or are they being racist for putting them up?ReplyDelete
Perhaps the fencing is to confine the majority of the coup participants in one place. You can get in for the ceremony but not out! Then one by one ship them to Gitmo.Delete
They are insuring that this stolen election is going to stay stolen...ReplyDelete
I just saw an electronic billboards in my area, east of Los Angeles asking for information on the capital violence with an 800 number.ReplyDelete
Right. Here in Chicago they're taking precautions against mass violence by Trump insurrectionists. It's hysterical. I doubt they're fooling anyone at this point.Delete
The trouble is they are ramping up the hysteria on the left; the side that already wants re-education camps. Sixty years ago Bill Ayers was talking up his estimate that 40 million would have to be eliminated. How long before the carbon foot print of solar ovens starts to trend. Nothing good can come of winding up the crazies tighter than a $2 watch.Delete
Watched this this morning. This guy can expect to be fired before his first break Monday.
Wheels within wheels. The optics of 20,000 troops sealing up what I have heard referred to as the Peoples Common, something that was not even done in 1942, is not good. One wonders whose idea it was anyway (a question J.E. Dyer hints at towards the end of her post on Liberty Unyielding this morning).
Included in that post was a picture of Nancy Pelosi haranguing a formation of Guardsmen in front to the Capitol. More bad optics. She obviously has no clue what these guys are thinking:
"I'm spending a week away from my family so this idiot can have a photo op?"
"Who the hell was the idiot that volunteered me to stand here for an hour so I could hear five minutes of blather from someone who doesn't have a clue about ideals or duty, and why do they think I would be more inclined trust their orders for the experience?"
"I'm living on MRE's and sleeping on marble floors for this crap?"
A real morale destroyer.
The sad truth is that, for the first time in our history, the officer corps is as far out of touch with the thoughts, motivations, beliefs of the typical enlisted person as the politicians, and as disinterested in them.
On the other hand history does not provide a great deal of hope concerning outcomes with examples such as the New York riots of 1863, and the Bous March of 1932.