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From the Bradenton Herald:

Parrish man caught on camera carrying U.S. House lectern during riot at Capitol
BY RYAN BALLOGG AND JESSICA DE LEON
JANUARY 07, 2021 10:27 AM, UPDATED JANUARY 07, 2021 04:45 PM

BY ALEX DAUGHERTY

The man captured in a viral photo taking a lectern from the U.S. House during Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol has been identified as a Parrish resident.

Adam Christian Johnson, 36, smiled and waved as he was caught on camera carrying what appeared to be U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern as he walked through the U.S. Capitol Building with other rioters on Wednesday. The podium bears the official seal of the speaker of the House.

The image, captured by chief Getty Images photographer Win McNamee, quickly circulated social media in the hours that followed, and numerous local residents were swift in recognizing and identifying him. An acquaintance confirmed his identity for the Bradenton Herald.

Johnson lives in Parrish with his wife and their five children. He is a stay-at-home father, who makes and sells furniture, while his wife is a doctor in Palmetto.

Can you imagine an Antifa rioter having the good looks and Chad personality to have a high income doctor as his wife while he stays home with his five kids and screws around online and occasionally loots Nancy Pelosi’s lectern?

This is like a Virgin vs. Chad cartoon come to life.

 
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  1. At first, he looked to me like this comedian …

    • Agree: LRFD, TTSSYF
    • Thanks: Mark G.
  2. BB753 says:

    A good life I hope that won’t be interrupted by a prison sentence. Unless he’s an infiltrator, of course. Many Proud Boys ended up in prison, while no BLM blackshirt or antifa has ever spent more than a night at the county sheriff ‘s jail.

  3. Altai says:

    The non-threatening charm of him and president bufalo bro led to somebody making a lego set meme of them.

    Though I can’t vouch for the veracity of the guys with AR-15s and handguns.

  4. Mike Tre says:

    Berserker all the way, baby.

  5. I really appreciate your sense of humor Steve.

    It can be helpful to see the lighter side when all around us are shouting “THE END TIMES ARE AT HAND”.

    • Agree: Bert
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @bigdicknick
  6. BB753 says:

    Nancy Pelosi probably still has wet dreams about being kidnapped by this fellow. “I wish I was that lectern! It would have been so romantic to be carried away by a charming rascal”

    • Replies: @Cortes
  7. He looks like someone on Antiques Roadshow who just found out their Capital page ancestor really did get a valuable item from the 100th Congress House Speaker as a gift.

    • LOL: Desiderius
  8. Didn’t this guy offer to fetch beer from the fridge for his pal OJ?

    • LOL: Kylie
  9. anonymous[227] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump supporters aren’t ugly but are heavily Evangelical and ooze low information.

    • Agree: Mike_from_SGV
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  10. The whole thing was more like a lost scene from “Animal House” than an insurrection/revolution.

    For now the left still has a monopoly on indiscriminate violence, anarchy and vandalism.

    There will be no time for selfies in a real revolution.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. carrying what appeared to be U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s lectern

    It’s not Pelosi’s lectern. It is the people of the United States’ lectern. Pelosi just gets to use it while her graft and corruption regime holds out.

    It’s little slip-ups like this that show the media’s real beliefs.

    ——

    P.S. If I were his lawyer, I would point out he did not actually steal the lectern. He just moved it, which is not a crime. (Maybe it is nowadays, but proving that is the prosecution’s job.)

  12. @Charon

    Right.

    The support shown for this f*ckery hereabouts is surprising even to me.

    But it’s all good: the populist movement is shedding its crazies, while the smart people are forming plans.

    I almost hope the Dems are serious about ejecting the Republicans from Congress. That would be great. We’d get the chance to elect new ones.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  13. Blodgie6 says:

    No self-respecting man would agree to be a SAHD

    • Disagree: Muggles
    • Replies: @Lot
  14. LondonBob says:

    Florida should refuse to hand him over if the Biden regime demand it, states’ rights. Biden and his handlers are behaving like they just carried out an illegitimate coup, they know the majority are against them and trying to silence them quickly.

  15. El Dato says:
    @Almost Missouri

    It’s completely tacky too, with some kind of bronze shield in front. What’s that good for? Do reps throw bolts of lightning that can only be made harmless by the Embossed Eagle Gong of Deflection?

    Get some tasteful Ikea furniture in there, FFS.

  16. Can I use my 8th level paladin?

  17. Danindc says:
    @Charon

    F off. You’re miserable. That guy is pure joy. If you don’t get it you don’t get it.

  18. One protestor said he took an envelope from pelosi’s desk and left a quarter as payment. How delusional. That special congressional envelope probably cost the taxpayers $100 each. The guy with the lectern is too funny and there are probably 100 guys wearing a horned hat at any Bills’ home game.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  19. MEH 0910 says:

    • Replies: @Billy Shears
    , @El Dato
    , @TTSSYF
  20. Peterike says:

    A lot of these poor slobs are going to see 20 years hard lock up. Our ruling elites want to make sure the peasants get the message.

  21. @MEH 0910

    Does he have a bail fund yet?

  22. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    He’s already immortalized in art in Syria.

  23. Have they filed charges against a spitter yet for assault with a deadly weapon?

  24. Stealing or not stealing a lecturn or an envelope is hardly the point. These people broke into the Capitol with the intention of blocking the final ceremonial part of certifying the election of the next president.

    Now this fellow who has a beautiful family and a fine wife will probably end up spending years in prison for his utter foolishness and immaturity.

    What a shame. but in earlier times he would have ended up with his head on a pike after being hanged, drawn, and quartered. So thank heaven for small mercies.

    But perhaps Trump will pardon him.

  25. Anon7 says:

    Lectern, schmectern.

    Does he have Nancy’s gavel?

    Having the lectern only grants him bloviation rights. But if he has her gavel, he can pass his own laws! You see what I’m saying?

    “Uhhh… Ice cream for everyone on Sundays…” Bang!

    Good Humor trucks appear, bringing US guvmint ice cream to people all over the country. Citizens and illegals both – it is a Democrat gavel, after all.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  26. @Jonathan Mason

    “We went to bed one night old-fashioned, conservative, Compromise Union Whigs and waked up stark mad Abolitionists.”

    –Amos Lawrence in 1854, after the federal invasion of Boston

    We are the Wide Awakes now, and you, and the rest of the “woke”, the Chloroformers.

    Abolitionist “Wide Awakes” Were Woke Before “Woke”

  27. unit472 says:

    Wonder if the Dr. wife will be fired from whatever hospital or medical practice she works at now that her husband has been ID’d as a Trump supporter. That can be a far more serious offense than ‘looting’ these days.

  28. Peterike says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “These people broke into the Capitol with the intention of blocking the final ceremonial part of certifying the election of the next president.”

    Lol! And they actually took a lot of selfies and dumped out a few desk drawers.

    We get the dull normie view from a thousand other sources. We don’t need you dumping it here like a pile of wet laundry all the time.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
    • Replies: @Bert
  29. @BB753

    At the end of the day that’s Trump’s Achilles Heel – he never could protect his people. May turn out he couldn’t even protect himself.

    Scroll down here for the most heartbreaking case of this phenomenon:

    https://theamericansun.com/2021/01/08/regime-consolidation-friday-reads/

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  30. @European-American

    The joke is that Kaep took a knee and this guy took a stand.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • Thanks: Catdog
    • LOL: Abe, MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Hhsiii
  31. El Dato says:
    @MEH 0910

    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s holy lectern of hammering” must be a meme by now.

    To paraphrase Lovecraft:

    By morning we had compromised, and decided to go to Capitol Hill to gather a group of archaeologists and scientific men fit to cope with the mystery. It should be mentioned that before leaving the sub-cellar we had vainly tried to move the central lectern which we now recognised as the gate to a new pit of nameless fear. What secret would open the gate, wiser men than we would have to find.

  32. epebble says:
    @BB753

    Federal prosecutors and judges are merciless when dealing with even minor offences against U.S. government. After the Iraq war started, an overenthusiastic guy posted a message that Bush should be assassinated. He was tracked down and given a long prison sentence.

    A lot of people are going to get felony charges that will ruin their life for cheap stunts like this.

    • Agree: Jonathan Mason, Bert
    • Replies: @Known Fact
  33. Icy Blast says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Oh, you poor traumatized Democrat/Progressive. How sad for you. I do hope you recover soon. Try some Mydol. And never mind all that right-wing hate-speech about taxpayers’ money and politicians representing the people!

  34. Anon7 says:

    Hey, who knew?

    Florida man seen carrying lectern in siege on U.S. Capitol

    A Florida man captured in a viral photo carrying Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern from House chambers during the siege on the Capitol was arrested Friday night.

    The Bradenton Herald is reporting that Adam Christian Johnson, 36, was booked Friday into the Pinellas County jail. According to jail records, he is being held on a federal warrant, the Herald reported.

    Johnson is from Parrish, Fla., about 25 miles from Tampa.

    The fact that “Florida Man” is present should give everyone some idea as to the seriousness of the insurrection claims of the Left.

  35. @Jonathan Mason

    Stealing or not stealing a lecturn or an envelope is hardly the point. These people broke into the Capitol with the intention of blocking the final ceremonial part of certifying the election of the next president.

    After the past four plus years, “he interrupted a ceremony” isn’t exactly the grave offense you seem to think it is.

    The coming disparate legal treatment of the Capitol protests and the much more violent BLM protests in the same City separated by a mere five months or so will further radicalize normal people.

    In any event, I think you’ve accidentally backed into the real reason for the hysterical overreaction to what happened – apart from the ordinary hatred the leftists have for prole whites, the mostly peaceful Capitol protest interrupted their triumphal celebration. This is surely worth the coming crackdowns.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Troll: Corvinus
  36. @European-American

    literally nothing important has changed…yet.
    no reason to assume the worst will.

  37. El Dato says:

    Things are getting really sweet out there

    After Capitol Hill riots, children rat out their right-wing parents to the media

    However, a number of young people didn’t need to be asked twice. 18-year-old Helena Duke was profiled by Buzzfeed News on Friday for publicly outing her own mother, aunt, and uncle after she saw them in a photo from the Capitol. Duke told Buzzfeed that she ratted out her own family after her mother forbade her from attending a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this year.

    “Hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn’t go to BLM protests bc they could get violent…this you?” she tweeted alongside a video showing her mother bleeding from the nose following a scuffle with a black woman.

    I suppose anecdotes like these will be collected, interpreted and shown at the Jewish Film Festival with sad background music, eventually. “When Hitler stole my tiny duck” etc.

    • Replies: @Mr. Mean
    , @Dan Hayes
  38. Thanks to Tiny Duck for posting “Choose Your Fighter.” The Witch lady made my morning. She’s adorable.

  39. @BB753

    “Many Proud Boys ended up in prison”

    Where they will be able to continue their routine clubhouse activities: pumping iron and Greco-Roman wrestling.

    • LOL: BB753
  40. njguy73 says:

    Say what you want about this guy, but you can’t accuse him of being patriarchal.

  41. tyrone says:

    Maybe they have a wood shop in federal prison…we live in hope.

  42. @Reg Cæsar

    “We are the Wide Awakes now”

    Beware. Another Reichstag Fire trap awaits. You don’t want to end up in prison with the Proud Boys. They’ll make you don the the leather thong and wrestle.

  43. I love how the media insists he has stolen that lectern. Whereas I’m pretty sure 95 percent of intelligent people just assumed he merely moved it from one location within the building to another. And posed for a silly photo to give the comic impression he was stealing the lectern.

    But no, Anderson Cooper regards him as a brigand!

    • Replies: @Curle
  44. This guy looted** a lectern, they looted the nation.

    [MORE]

    (**actually just moved it inside Capitol)

    Who should be in the dock?

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @El Dato
  45. Wilkey says:

    My thought is that Republicans should insist that they amnesty one person for the Capitol intrusion for each and every BLM rioter the D.C. prosecutor refused to charge.

    Of course even most Republican congressmen probably think prosecuting the Capitol protestors is more important, because their safety is important – unlike the safety of everyone else.

    Barring that, the people who are are charged should argue that prosecuting them but not BLM rioters amounts to discrimination.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  46. El Dato says:
    @AnotherDad

    US can buy a new one.

    (Check https://usdebtclock.org/ )

    Nah, probably not.

    Maybe Pelosi can drop some of her 170 million USD loot to help out?

  47. MEH 0910 says:

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Elmer T. Jones
  48. @Reg Cæsar

    My sister just did one of those ancestry things…not the DNA version…and apparently the Lawrence Brothers were relatives…dont know much about them but that they were abolitionists…apparently we are also related to slave owners .Maybe we can get half off our reparations bill but I doubt it.

  49. BB753 says:
    @MEH 0910

    Arrested for cultural appropriation? They had a Dago and a Dindu impersonating Vikings.

  50. @Wilkey

    Of course even most Republican congressmen probably think prosecuting the Capitol protestors is more important, because their safety is important – unlike the safety of everyone else.

    The hysterical reaction to these Trumpian protesters/vandals is a revealing mix of Jewish marketplace lying and gentile aristocratic privilege.

    “Insurrection” and “How dare they!”

    … following a summer where the Democrats justified all sorts of riot, looting, arson, assault and mayhem–suffered by ordinary American citizens–in the name of “justice” and fighting “white privilege”.

    • Agree: Kylie
  51. Wilkey says:

    Johnson lives in Parrish with his wife and their five children. He is a stay-at-home father, who makes and sells furniture, while his wife is a doctor in Palmetto.

    Look for them to go after his wife and kids. His wife will lose her job or be kicked out of her practice (more and more doctors are mere employees these days) and colleges will refuse to admit his kids. That’s how the Left rolls these days.

    Meanwhile….Chesa. Boudin, the son of two terrorist Weather Underground murderers, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, admitted to Yale Law, and clerked for Stephen Breyer’s brother. Because that’s different. This dude stole a lectern. Boudin’s parents only murdered some people.

    He is now the San Francisco DA, where he is releasing one convict after another back onto the street, including one who has been released five times since April, then killed two women on Christmas Eve while driving a stolen car.

  52. Can you imagine an Antifa rioter having the good looks and Chad personality to have a high income doctor as his wife while he stays home with his five kids and screws around online and occasionally loots Nancy Pelosi’s lectern?

    I rather doubt that that’s how it really was in this family. Shameless self-promoters and publicity hounds often meet and marry each other. Don’t you remember Balloon Boy?

    But anyway, thanks for providing your readers with this little unintentional Rorschach test into how you actually view the world.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  53. Mr. Mean says:

    Too bad those kids will never have their father at home again after he’s given a life sentence with terrorism charges.

  54. Corvinus says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Actually, the lectern is property of the federal government and the guy is illegally in that place. I thought he you believed in the rule of law.

    Of course Mr. Sailer here is engaging in selective NOTICING. He is cagey in implying that the rioters, in an unlawful area, are essentially hapless creatures. Nothing really to worry about.

    However, iSteve is careful not to show the entire picture.

    Timeline—

    1. Trump knows Pence will uphold his constitutional duties, but Trump does not tell crowd

    2. Trump says: Let’s see what Pence does

    3. After mob enters Capitol, Trump tweets that Pence has betrayed him and them

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532942-trump-attacks-pence-as-protesters-force-their-way-into-capitol?amp&__twitter_impression=true

    At 2:24 p.m., after Mr. Trump tweeted, dozens of messages on Gab called for those inside the Capitol building to find the disloyal vice president. In videos uploaded to the channel, protesters could be heard chanting ‘Where is Pence?”

    So, who are these “chads”?

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/08/us/online-extremism-inauguration-capitol-invs/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
  55. Curle says:
    @Almost Missouri

    “It’s not Pelosi’s lectern. It is the people of the United States’ lectern. Pelosi just gets to use it while her graft and corruption regime holds out.”

    The People of the United States are an collection of international bankers and their allies. Everyone else is a deluded serf who gets to engage in a ritual ceremony every so often where he’s conned into believing the serfs are in control.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  56. @Jonathan Mason

    These people broke into the Capitol with the intention of blocking the final ceremonial part of certifying the blatantly fraudulent election of the next president.

    FIFY

  57. Curle says:
    @Corvinus

    You responded to a discussion about theft by referring to trespassing in order to chastise Sailer for diminishing the severity of acts comparable to mostly peaceful protests only in the degree to which this last event’s social impact and harm is considerably less than the mostly peaceful protests that proceeded it.

    Having trouble holding an coherent train of thought?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  58. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s gonna be hard to keep up the “insurrection” narrative, ironically because of the journalist-amplified Happy Warrior optics. They didn’t have the performative scowls of a BLM Mom or flag-burning college kid (Humorless vs. Humorful again).

    The MSNBC dudgeon brigade doesn’t even believe their own overheated rhetoric; and no one believes they sincerely give a crap about the dead here, despite demurrals of Shaun King (?!)

    The upside of this is that BLM Woodstock is now kaput. President Kamala means that would have to happen eventually anyway.

  59. Curle says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “These people broke into the Capitol with the intention of blocking the final ceremonial part of certifying the election of the next president.”

    How very pussyhat of them.

  60. Hey, kudos to charmer man. If Nancy Pelosi can rip up a presidents speech in front of the whole world in the Congress, then charmer dude should be able to steal her stupid podium.

  61. @Curle

    Your first sentence is dead on correct. The people that broke into the place, it has largely been confirmed, mainly walked around and goofed off. They did not set Congress ablaze, nor had any intention too. That’s the behavior of democrat party supporters like antifa and blm. Some of the people were identified as antifa by face recognition software. What else is new. Trump supporters are peaceful people. Democrats steal elections and cause violence, like communists do. Bravo!! I fully agree with you post.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @epebble
  62. Prokop says:

    I know Steve is a big fan of local coverage, so I am a little surprised he didn’t post some videos. Anyway.

    The fun part starts at 34:00.

    This one is good as well.

    I wonder what these charmers would have done to Mike Pence, that disgustung traitor to the God-Emperor, if they had got their hands on him. Luckily, they told us.

    What a bunch of goofballs, right?

    Well, partisanship is a hell of a thing, very hard to resist apparently.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  63. @Intelligent Dasein

    “Shameless self-promoters and publicity hounds often meet and marry each other.”

    Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao come to mind.

  64. @Corvinus

    >*kneels over upturned lecturn*
    >“Nooooooooooooooo!”
    >”I will avenge you!”

  65. @Desiderius

    I read that article and it’s a load of pompous twaddle.

    I couldn’t even be sure if the author is pro or anti-Trump.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  66. This son of a prominent Jewish judge in Brooklyn has not been arrested yet. Obviously, a blank-faced hoaxster.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/nyc-man-who-breached-us-capitol-is-son-of-prominent-brooklyn-judge/amp/

    • Replies: @Not Only Wrathful
  67. El Dato says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Conclusion: Antifa was at the Capitol.

    I have no doubt about this.

    the guy in yellow with the communist hammer & sickle tattoo

    Isn’t that something from Warhammer? Can we talk about “Camp Auschwitz” dude?

    Antifa – Case Closed

    LOLNO.

    It’s as if you were really worried about the optics vs. NPCs and the Left.

    Protip: Irrelevant.

    Don’t internalize the mentality of failure

    – Something happens that makes RED TEAM look bad: “it was RED TEAM”
    – Something happens that makes BLUE TEAM look bad: “False flag”
    – Something happens that makes RED TEAM look good: “Conspiracy”
    – Something happens that makes BLUE TEAM look good: “Still false flag”

    Can’t go through life like that.

  68. Anyone else noticed that of the three most powerful world nations, only in the United States can powerful oligarchs openly deplatform the head of state, having spent the previous three years deplatforming his supporters?

    In Russia, Putin fought the oligarchs at great personal risk and established an uneasy modus vivendi with them (or most of them – the risks were on both sides).

    China is supposed to be the great Surveillance State par excellence – but when their equivalent of Jeff Bezos started telling the Central Committee what they should do he was unpersoned PDQ. Has he surfaced yet?

    Mind, Trump gave Google and Facebook lots of cheap H1Bs. Maybe he thought they’d be grateful.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @Corvinus
  69. @MEH 0910

    Thank God for modern orthodontistry.

  70. @Charon

    He’s still a bozo.

    Yes, he has adorned himself with the garments of a commoner, and most shockingly of all, he appears to be enjoying himself. I am proud to say I have never enjoyed myself one whit, and I hope you can report likewise, comrade.

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
  71. @Wilkey

    I very much doubt that his wife will lose her job, but she will probably divorce him after he gets sent to prison.

    Very likely there were already issues in the marriage, because going to Washington and doing what he did is not the action of a responsible family man.

    • Replies: @Curle
  72. @YetAnotherAnon

    Contrary to all the usual advice given to heads of state about security of communications, Trump chose to publish his business correspondence on a ‘free’ commercial Web service.

    Anyone who uses a free service like Twitter or Facebook should realize that they are the product, not the content.

    I don’t know what it is with politicians, but this was just as stupid as Hillary having her own private email server and using it for State department business.

    When will they ever learn?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  73. @Charon

    Who are you? Dean Wormer, trying to put the Deltas on double-secret probation?

  74. Corvinus says:
    @Curle

    The theft was the result of trespassing, which was spurred in large part by a protest held by the chief executive. The trespassers we are led to believe by our intrepid host are harmless goofs. Clearly, a good deal of the invaders do not fit that description.

    Try to keep up.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Curle
  75. Corvinus says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Putin is an oligarch who orders the poisoning of his political opponents.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @El Dato
  76. J.Ross says:
    @BB753

    Of course he’ll be imprisoned. Does it really need to be spelled out that the law only applies to us? None of those CHAZ murders will ever be properly investigated, let alone prosecuted. The Miracle Mile and the main districts of many cities are mortally wounded and will not heal. The silver lining is that all those boomers who looked down their noses at the crucifixion of James Fields are going to find out how good their car locks are and how fast they can run.

    • Agree: BB753
  77. J.Ross says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    *sigh* I on this point alone agree completely with Doctor Tropico.

  78. El Dato says:
    @Prokop

    Yep, definitely worse than commuting.

    And these doors are not Death Star quality.

    But the YouTube commenters are Blue-Authoritarians, what’s with that?

    And the guy who suddenly holed the lady out of the blue for no reason at all is black, too. Too nervous for such a job.

  79. El Dato says:
    @Corvinus

    More MSM pablum one-liners Corvinus, please. I’m totally ready to receive my daily NPC lesson.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  80. Lot says:
    @Blodgie6

    His wife seems to have a small town family practice so probably making $150,000. Any income he makes is taxed at that same high bracket she’s in. So he makes 50k, about 20k goes to the gov. Then he has additional car expenses for commuting and his net from the job is maybe 28k. Additional child care then takes another big chunk. He also has less time for home improvement and maintenance.

    All in, that means he’s making something like $5 an hour or less in net additional income. Maybe $0 if they have children under 2 which is especially expensive.

  81. TTSSYF says:
    @MEH 0910

    He is rather good-looking. I’m glad to hear he has five children. I just hope his wife is a good-looking white European-American or white European.

  82. @Daniel H

    I think Rod Stewart stole that refrain from Clarence “Frog-Man” Henry.

  83. Mr. Mean says:
    @El Dato

    Saying “Orwellian” is cliche at this point but, yeah…

  84. Cortes says:
    @BB753

    At first I was tempted to post a LOL.

    But that’s just not right. Shades of Ron Manager imagining Gary Lineker…

    Certainly taken over Alan Shearer’s mantle with aplomb.

    • LOL: BB753
  85. Dan Hayes says:
    @El Dato

    STASI LIVES!

    The Stasi is alive and well and thriving in WOKE America!

  86. Natural Charmer Thief Steals Nancy Pelosi’s Legendary Lectern

    Natural Charmin’ thief steals Nancy Pelosi’s legendary bedpan…

  87. @Buffalo Joe

    …and there are probably 100 guys wearing a horned hat at any Bills’ home game.

    It must get messy when they play the Vikings.

  88. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sandy Berger's Socks

    The whole thing was more like a lost scene from “Animal House” than an insurrection/revolution.

    No. It was a pro-democracy demonstration.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  89. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paperback Writer

    But it’s all good: the populist movement is shedding its crazies, while the smart people are forming plans.

    Smart people don’t describe movements they wish to succeed with the word “populist.”

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  90. Dumbo says:

    If they were black or Antifa protesting a Republican government (or anything that benefited Democrats) NOTHING would have happened.

    As it is, they will get probably 10 years in prison or worse, and Trump will do nothing.

    At the end of the day, the problem of Trump is that he’s like the U.S., an unreliable “ally”, who always goads “color revolutions”, then if it fails it lets the people hang out to dry.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  91. @Canadian Observer

    Given his Dad, he’ll likely have reasonable legal arguments and representation right out of the gate. He is obviously an authentic protestor and so will, like all participants should, hold firm to the line that they each individually did nothing illegal. Someone moved a lectern, someone tool am envelope, and the rest queue jumped to get on unguided your of the Capitol. Perhaps some unidentified randomers were rowdy or violent but walking unopposed into a government building is not a crime.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  92. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Antifa like political violence. They’d have joined the SA back in the day in a heartbeat, though I doubt Rohm would have let them. Far too ugly for his tastes.

  93. Mr. Anon says:
    @Desiderius

    Taking a stand for freedom!

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  94. Mr. Anon says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Some of the people were identified as antifa by face recognition software. What else is new.

    I don’t think that’s true.

  95. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    Actually, the lectern is property of the federal government and the guy is illegally in that place. I thought he you believed in the rule of law.

    Public property – sort of like all those statues that were defaced and pulled down this last summer, huh, a**hat?

  96. What happened to the lectern? It looks too heavy to have carried far. But if it’s on EBay, let me know.

  97. @Anonymous

    Smart people don’t like crazies infesting their movement.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  98. njguy73 says:
    @Dumbo

    “America is harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend.” – Bernard Lewis (1916-2018), Middle East expert and historian

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
  99. Curle says:
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    I’m guessing Anderson Cooper spends a lot of time thinking of Brigands.

  100. Curle says:
    @Corvinus

    Mostly peaceful trespassing goofs taking pictures. Quick, Panties Are Bunching!!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  101. Curle says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Right. Women always turn down virile hunks in favor of soy boys.

  102. Is that a Nazi Symbol on that?

    @USATODAY

    The claim: Trump campaign shirts feature imperial eagle, a Nazi symbol

    Our ruling: True

    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1348032966535086081/JdoD37J6?format=jpg&name=small

    • Replies: @Curle
    , @Curle
  103. Thoughts says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    This dude stands for good, cheeky, playful, righteous fun.

    He is no longer just a man but a symbol and therefore, he has been immortalized.

    Unlike you.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    , @Alexander Turok
  104. @anonymous

    Low is pretty good these days since most are operating on mis.

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
  105. @Steve Sailer

    There’s video of some people being waved in by cops.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  106. @Steve Sailer

    “Breaking and entering is a crime.”

    But it generally requires (as the name suggests) that some degree of force be used. If you go through an open doorway this may be a trespass but probably not breaking and entering. This came up in the Arbery case where Arbery was wandering around in the house under construction.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  107. @Wilkey

    Republicans will now be viewed, in some circles, as presumptive would-be authoritarians who are not averse to violently disrupting the federal government. It may be difficult for a Republican to obtain a federal security clearance in the future.

  108. Anonymous[384] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paperback Writer

    Smart people don’t like crazies infesting their movement.

    The word “populism” is irretrievably associated with “crazies.” Therefore, people who are smart don’t describe their movement as “populism.”

    Are you trying to win, or are you trying to lose?

    • Replies: @Curle
    , @Paperback Writer
  109. Anonymous[431] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Breaking and entering is a crime.

    He was sitting peacefully on public property. And besides, there is evidence police allowed (or could be reasonably perceived as having allowed) the pro-democracy demonstrators onto the property.

    You have no proof he is guilty of “breaking and entering.” What a nasty comment.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  110. The comedy never ends and that is what hurts them the most.

    That the rest of us will wake up tomorrow morning and just laugh at them when they speak.

    What real power do they have? Are they strong and imposing types who can physically dominate us? Do they produce our food and water? Our energy? Anything?

    The left produces noise, illusions, and debt. The right produces everything necessary for sustaining life. If tomorrow morning every right leaning person just cut off all leftists and laughed at them it would end immediately. They rage at their own impotence. They rage that they spent months rioting and burning their cities and most of us just yawned.

  111. Curle says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Right. The US Marine Corps also features the same emblem. I’ll bet pre-Nazi Germany used the eagle as well thus the use of descriptor Imperial. Next we will learn that Trump once rode in an Mercedes Benz just like the Nazis.

    Where would we be without USA Today fact checkers?

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/512777107552698216/

  112. @Jonathan Mason

    Please think about what you said

    I couldn’t even be sure if the author is pro or anti-Trump.

    and why. If you can’t conceive of someone having a take on this that’s neither “pro [n]or anti-Trump,” then you’ve been played.

    In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” June 12, 2016, @ The Unz Review.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    , @Curle
  113. Curle says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Even more terrifying news! The Imperial Eagle was also the symbol of the Weimar Republic!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weimar_Republic

    Who would have thought it? The Marine Corps AND the Weimar Republic were pre-Nazi Nazis!!

  114. Curle says:
    @Anonymous

    “ The word “populism” is irretrievably associated with “crazies.”

    That’s a crazy thing to say.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  115. Bert says:
    @Peterike

    When an individual decides to participate in a crowd’s ill-advised adventurism, he may find that he becomes legally responsible for the worst that was done or planned. Public violence is not a viable tactic.

    https://twitter.com/PiperK/status/1347751168534052869/photo/1

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/was-there-a-plan-for-hostages-or-killings-at-the-capitol.html

    • Replies: @Curle
  116. Hhsiii says:
    @Desiderius

    On Twitter it was He’s not stealing a podium. He’s taking a stand.

    With a copy of In Defense of Looting photoshopped into his other hand.

  117. Hhsiii says:
    @Thoughts

    Agreed, but it’s all cheeky fun until some cop gets crushed by a Who concert style rush or killed by a fire extinguisher.

    Both images exist and most people can’t hold two opposing thoughts in their heads. Hence our electorate.

    But yeah, that guy looks like he’s having fun and it’s a funny image. The whole thing is meme-tastic.

    • Replies: @Curle
  118. Hhsiii says:
    @njguy73

    Sounds good but I doubt Iraqis, Hiroshimites, Dresdenizens etc view America as harmless.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  119. njguy73 says:
    @Hhsiii

    Lewis wasn’t talking about the America of 1945. As for the America of 2003, that country launched what it called “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” It was marketed as helping free the country from a tyrant. How did our friendly gesture work out?

    As the Cambodian minister said after Saigon fell, his mistake was trusting America.

  120. Cortes says:
    @Anon7

    By Grabbedthat Hammer, let there be ice cream!

  121. SZ says:

    One thing for sure is that patriotic right wing protesters are much more interesting and fun to watch compared to annoying left wing activist shouting in the streets for or against equality, systemic racism, or similar horsepoop:))

  122. JMcG says:
    @Greta Handel

    Really good comment-thank you.

  123. @Anonymous

    The word “populism” is irretrievably associated with “crazies.” Therefore, people who are smart don’t describe their movement as “populism.”

    Not in my book.

    Are you trying to win, or are you trying to lose

    Win. You’re the one who’s trying to lose. In fact, I can see you are a loser. I’m backing towards the door now…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  124. @Curle

    Good one.

    I’ve noticed that the “anon” and “Anonymous” handles are *always* associated with mental instability. Can’t they take two seconds to come up with something? Anything? How about the word “Anything”? Or “Crazy”?

  125. @Almost Missouri

    If I were his lawyer, I would point out he did not actually steal the lectern. He just moved it, which is not a crime. (Maybe it is nowadays, but proving that is the prosecution’s job.)

    They say a person who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer. You’ve really joined the crowd here. If I were the judge, I’d censure you for trying a stunt like that.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
  126. Curle says:
    @Greta Handel

    Nice find from Wayback machine.

  127. Curle says:
    @Hhsiii

    “ Both images exist and most people can’t hold two opposing thoughts in their heads. Hence our electorate.”

    Can’t be repeated enough.

  128. If I had to give one reason for why religiosity has declined, it would be that there’s a perception that men who attend church are profoundly unsexy. Men who would sleep through a lecture about evolution or rationality or the church’s ‘homophobia’ leap to attention when threatened with ‘what woman wants Ned Flanders?’ It’s certainly a potent argument in terms of persuading people to change their stated philosophy.

    But if ‘women find behavior X sexy,’ what more does that imply about that behavior? Just as a lot of people love ‘diversity’ in the abstract but love it far less when the concrete question ‘where do I want my kids to go to school’ comes up, a lot of people here who are romanticizing this guy in the abstract wouldn’t want their daughter to bring him home. They’d want a reliable ‘bugman,’ not someone who’s going to go to prison for years for this impotent gesture in support of Lame Cuck President. Tell me I’m wrong.

  129. anon[331] • Disclaimer says:

    Unfortunately all these people have drawn the attention of the Federal panopticon.

    The FBI cannot seem to detect Antifa traveling across state lines to commit crimes such as arson, nor can the FBI apparently discover a BLM multi-state conspiracy to engage in co-ordinated rioting, but they sure can track down every person imaged in the Capitol and arrest them. Probably they already have, or will soon, jail every one involved.

    Federal prosecutors will pile on every possible charge, because that’s how the system works. Faced with years in jail, some will plead out to the least charge, others will become informants. Possibly their families will suddenly become unemployed, etc.

    There won’t be any big show trials, because that would make the informants less useful. But there will be some people going to Federal prison for a while. This is another example of anarcho-tyranny in the making.

  130. @epebble

    Federal prosecutors and judges are merciless when dealing with even minor offences against U.S. government.

    I don’t know, they’ve shown Hunter, Joe and Hilary an abundance of mercy

  131. @Thoughts

    This dude stands for good, cheeky, playful, righteous fun.

    He is no longer just a man but a symbol and therefore, he has been immortalized.

    Unlike you.

    A lot of men who fought in WWI had a similar mentality. Trump allegedly called them “suckers” and “losers.” Probably just media lies, but if he said it, he wasn’t wrong. Trump’s a weak cuck in most respects, but the one thing I like about him is that he has a winner mentality. He knows what really matters.

  132. @Wilkey

    Look for them to go after his wife and kids .. . That’s how the Left rolls these days.

    That’s why I sadly must disagree with another commenter who says that the left is powerless if we just ridicule or ignore them. True they do nothing useful, but they can freeze your accounts, decide what you can see and hear, decide where you can go, soon it will be demand to see your papers and much more — and they are obsessed with doling out personal punishment

  133. Anonymous[571] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paperback Writer

    The word “populism” is irretrievably associated with “crazies.” Therefore, people who are smart don’t describe their movement as “populism.”

    Not in my book.

    And that’s the problem right there. Smarten up.

  134. Anonymous[571] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

  135. Anonymous[571] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    Another video showed the pair joining a mob in entering the U.S. Capitol through an unlocked door, passing Capitol police who offered no resistance.

    https://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/fbi-arrests-nashville-zip-tie-suspect-from-assault-on-u-s-capitol

  136. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous

    Pure and simple, the crowd was not allowed to enter the place, especially with weapons.

    You really don’t know what you’re talking about.

  137. Corvinus says:
    @Curle

    Trespassing on federal property with the purpose to disrupt government business, with a number of protestors who had weapons and sought to “talk” to politicians.

    Again, try to keep up.

    • Replies: @Curle
  138. MEH 0910 says:
    @James B. Shearer

    David French writes that Arbery was executed:

    This is the time when some readers will respond, “Now’s your chance, David, tell the world the legitimate grievances of the Christian church! Tell the left why people are so angry!” No. Sorry.

    Think of it like this. Riots weren’t justified when police knelt on a man’s neck while his life drained away in Minneapolis. Riots weren’t justified when police killed an innocent woman in a botched, reckless raid in Louisville. Riots weren’t justified when a black man was executed in broad daylight by wannabe vigilantes in Georgia.

    If that’s true (and it is), then don’t think for one second it’s appropriate for Christians to air their grievances when the right-wing Christian riot was motivated by terrible lies. If a riot isn’t justified when agents of the state actually kill innocent black men and women, it really isn’t justified when you falsely believe wild election conspiracy theories or when you falsely believe a cabal of cannibal pedophiles control Washington and Hollywood.

    Marching for a lie is bad enough. Rioting for a lie is an atrocity.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  139. @MEH 0910

    Feels a lot like Luther after Muenster.

    Only thing is that this wasn’t anything like Muenster in fact. We have a massive Media problem and it’s been festering for a long time.

  140. @Alexander Turok

    a lot of people here who are romanticizing this guy in the abstract wouldn’t want their daughter to bring him home.

    Maybe. I feel like we’ve been in this regime for so long that many ‘conservatives’ have no memory of anything other than the alpha fux beta bux paradigm.

  141. @Paperback Writer

    “They say a person who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer. You’ve really joined the crowd here. If I were the judge, I’d censure you for trying a stunt like that.”

    Actually he may have a point. There is often a legal distinction between theft and borrowing without permission (a lesser offense). This comes up in auto theft cases sometimes.

  142. Curle says:
    @Bert

    Thanks for the Slate article. That was some grade A panty wetting there. Particularly enjoyed the hand wringing over smoking pot in conference rooms and concerns over the ‘far right’ taking over the narrative. What next, charges for narrative murder? The writer proceeds to work him or herself into a lather imagining why one fellow might have been carrying zip ties.

    Can you not post somewhere more amenable to histrionic bed wetting?

  143. @BB753

    Many Antifa types would be separated fawns in the mega-county jails where they would be housed while pugilistic sh**lord-faced Proud Boys types will tend to command respect.

    A fun heuristic emerges from looking at the mugshots of California’s death row inmates: The ones who fit the Antifa profile frequently have “bad charges” whereas the ones who look like the Capitol stormers skew towards dedicated prison gang operatives, the latter being widely revered within the CDC.

    The near-unanimous consensus among ex prisoners is that most Antifa goons would be having a string of bad days that would extend the exact length of their sentences. That’s the nice version anyways.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maKPrwSKm1c#t=1m12s

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
  144. @Negrolphin Pool

    Sorry, fast forward the YT video to 5:58.

  145. Curle says:
    @Corvinus

    “try to keep up.”

    That’s alright Elmer. I’ll let you keep tabs on that waskally wabbit for us.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  146. Corvinus says:
    @Curle

    “That’s alright Elmer. I’ll let you keep tabs on that waskally wabbit for us.”

    Well, Daffy, it’s duck season. And guess what happens to YOU?

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