Saturday, November 14, 2020

Marching MAGA Morons

 I got home from work around 8AM, so I've spent most of the day sleeping, waking up intermittently to use 'the facilities' and to check a couple of Twitter feeds that were covering today's MAGA march in DC.  The raison d'être for the march was supposed to be to 'stop the steal' of the election from Trump... so it's basically a shitshow to muddy the waters so the right-wing media juggernaut can attack the Biden Administration's legitimacy in perpetuity.

While the serial prevaricators claimed a million attendees, the best estimates I've seen pegged the crowd at about ten thousand attendees. As usual, Will Sommer of the Daily Beast provided great coverage of the event. Zachary Petrizzo of Daily Dot also provided good coverage, as did Right Wing Watch's Kristen Doerer and WaPo's Marissa Lang. Hilariously, the crowd turned against Fox and Republican legislators. On a not-so-humorous note, this rally will surely turn out to be a superspreader event, with poor mask compliance among the attendees. Also, this is a fraught time, when isolated individuals are subject to attacks from roving bands of angry people who haven't gotten the violence fix they were looking for. Thankfully, DC has stringent firearms regulations, so the right-wingers couldn't bring their shooting irons, but there have been reports of fistfights and other assaults. Go home, MAGA people, Trump lost... and try not to get the emergency personnel in your hometowns infected. Post title yanked from Cyril M. Kornbluth.


Richard said...

Thank you for the links. It might even have been 10,000 of them. I am always watching, just the same as if i heard there was a rabid dog in the neighborhood. I saw an actual rabid dog once and it was scary. These people are not the same, but similar in some ways.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It looks like things got pretty bad after dark, with gang assaults and the like.