Extremists

Brazil’s Insurrectionists Left Crowdfunding Paper Trail

Reuters reports: A wildly successful government-run payments system, Pix has become a key financial pillar underpinning Bolsonaro’s election-denial movement, allowing his most ardent fans to crowdfund their alternative media outlets and far-right demonstrations culminating in the chaos of Jan. 8. But now, as authorities seek to identify the funders of the Brasilia riots, the same tool that helped to forge …

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Cultist Candidate Posts Image Of MLK In MAGA Hat

Raw Story reports: On Monday, far-right wing Christian nationalist Jackson Lahmeyer, the founder of Pastors for Trump, which is working to get the ex-president re-elected, observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day by falsely claiming the civil rights icon who dedicated his life to battling racial discrimination and fighting for equality would have been a supporter of Donald Trump and his …

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Brewery Gets Threats After Canceling Rittenhouse Event

The Texas Tribune reports: A Conroe brewery says it’s been inundated with harassment and some threats after announcing Friday that it would no longer allow a “rally against censorship” featuring Kyle Rittenhouse to be held there later this month. “It’s been kind of a shitstorm,” Southern Star Brewery CEO Dave Fougeron said. “But now I’m more certain than ever that …

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“Blood Of Jesus” Rioter Found Guilty Of Weapon Felony

Politico reports: A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant — who said he surged onto the Senate floor to “plead the blood of Jesus” and absolve the chamber of evil spirits — could not be convicted of obstruction of Congress’ joint session, the most serious felony charge he faced. After a weeklong bench trial, U.S. District …

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Texas Brewery Cancels Rally Featuring Kyle Rittenhouse

The Texas Tribune reports: A Conroe brewery said Friday that it has canceled an upcoming “Rally Against Censorship” featuring Kyle Rittenhouse, who was famously acquitted of fatally shooting two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020. The Jan. 26 event was also set to include a leader of TEXIT, a group that advocates for Texas …

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MTG: Ashli Babbitt Was Trying To Stop The Violence

Raw Story reports: This Friday, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a report from the Washington Examiner detailing how the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6, 2021, was housed for six months “in a hotel suite reserved for top brass at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.” Greene then shared an edited video from …

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Proud Boys Jury To See Trump’s “Stand By” Exhortation

CNN reports: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can use video of then-President Donald Trump telling the far-right group the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” in the trial against several of the group’s leaders charged with seditious conspiracy. District Judge Timothy Kelly said that the former president’s comments showed “an additional motive to advocate for Mr. …

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Proud Boys Lose Demand For More White Jurors

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge rejected an 11th hour claim by Proud Boys’ lawyers that prosecutors improperly discriminated against white jurors. The ruling, made by a Donald Trump appointee, will ensure that the jury panel will bear a greater resemblance to the diverse U.S. capital city. Nicholas Smith, attorney for Ethan Nordean — who is facing more than …

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Court Boots Riot Couple’s “Sovereign Citizen” Defense

Raw Story reports: On Wednesday, CBS News’ Scott MacFarlane, the lead reporter covering the January 6 rioter trials, reported that a pair of defendants tried to invoke the “sovereign citizen” movement in court — only for it to blow up in their faces. Shawndale and Donald Chilcoat of Celina, Ohio, face six felony charges. Prosecutors say they could be seen …

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Suspected “Q” Of QAnon Gets Reinstated By Twitter

The Daily Beast reports: Twitter has reinstated the account of Ron Watkins, administrator of the site 8kun, after permanently banning him after he peddled lies about the Jan. 6 insurrection stoked by QAnon conspiracies. As Twitter under Elon Musk continues its head-first dive into unsuspending just about every banned account—Alex Jones notwithstanding—Watkins’ return aligns with Musk’s own recent foray into …

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Extremist “Baked Alaska” Gets 60 Days On J6 Charges

Politico reports: A federal judge sentenced pro-Trump livestreamer Anthime “Baked Alaska” Gionet on Tuesday to 60 days in prison for his actions at the Capitol on Jan. 6, calling his raucous conduct “shocking” amid the chaos of the mob. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden, a President Donald Trump appointee, said Gionet made a “mockery of democracy,” live streaming while …

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Accused Rioter: Don’t Tell The Jury About Dead Cops

Law & Crime reports: The man photographed kicking his foot up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office asked a federal judge not to let prosecutors mention the U.S. Capitol police officers who died after Jan. 6, 2021. Barnett faces a raft of charges in connection with Jan. 6, including obstruction of an official proceeding, entering a restricted …

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MTG Forced To Take Down Clip Using Dr. Dre’s Music

TMZ reports: Turns out, Dr. Dre’s team took action — reaching out to Twitter to get the video taken down. As a result, Marjorie Taylor Greene tells us she’s been locked out of her Twitter account for using Dre’s copyrighted work without permission. MTG also has some words of her own for Dr. Dre, in an exclusive statement to TMZ, …

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SCOTUS Rejects Batshit Lawsuit From QAnon Nutbags

The Hill reports: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Utah man’s long shot case challenging the 2020 election results and demanding the removal of nearly 400 federal officials. Lower courts previously dismissed the case brought by Raland Brunson — who represented himself — for lack of jurisdiction, but Brunson appealed to the justices and demanded the removal …

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Dr. Dre Rips “Hateful, Divisive” MTG For Using His Music

TMZ reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used a Dr. Dre song to tout her political prowess — but she didn’t have the green light for it, according to Dre himself. The Georgia lawmaker posted a highly-produced clip to her social feeds showing her strutting her stuff through the halls of Congress, apparently flexing the fact that she helped get Rep. …

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Alex Jones: The State Dept Staged Uprising In Brazil

Media Matters has the transcript: Bolsonaro won in every state but the biggest city in Brazil, the communists control. Polls showed he was 50/50 there, but he lost by almost 70%. Just like they do in Maricopa County and other key areas like Atlanta and Georgia, where they steal their elections. And you have the State Department, the deep state …

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MTG Posts Video With Music By Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Mediaite reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) left many scratching their heads on Monday after she posted a video to Twitter highlighting her apparent role in Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) earning the speaker of the House position — all to the tune of Dr. Dre’s Still D.R.E. featuring noted Donald Trump critic Snoop Dogg. The end of the video highlights …

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MTG: My QAnon Batshittery Is “Far In The Past”

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Howard Kurtz confronted Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over her promotion of bizarre and horrific conspiracy theories over the years. Kurtz switched topics to talk about how Greene was stripped of her committee assignments years ago over her violent rhetoric, conspiratorial beliefs, and other repugnant views. Greene’s explanation: “Well, like a lot of people today, I had …

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DeSantis Taps Anti-LGBTQ Activist For College Board

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed conservative activist Christopher Rufo and five others to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees in his continuing move to eliminate “political ideology” from public higher education. With the six new members of the school’s Board of Trustees, the DeSantis admin plans to weed out concepts like diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Arrested In Pro-Rioters Protest

The Washingtonian reports: Micki Witthoeft, whose daughter Ashli Babbitt died during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, appears to have been arrested Friday in DC at a protest near the Capitol. Asked by a bystander whether she had any comment, Witthoeft said, “Yeah, Capitol Police suck ass!” Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages dropped by the protest at the Supreme Court …

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