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Michigan Governor to be Tried for Treason by Wankie Boys? 

 
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08 October 2020 12:50
 

Michigan Governor to be Tried for Treason by Militia Groups?

The group wished to gather about “200 men” to storm the capitol building and take hostages, including the governor. They hoped to enact their plan before the November presidential election. If that failed, they planned to attack the governor at her home, officials say.
The accused “co-ordinated surveillance of the governors’ vacation home”, said the US Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, adding that they also planned Molotov cocktail attacks on police officers, purchased a taser, and pooled their funds to purchase explosives and tactical equipment.

I’m tired of having to be nice to these lads.

 

 
 
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08 October 2020 13:09
 

Mrs Whitmer’s lockdown orders drew thousand of protesters to the state capitol, where many compared her to German dictator Adolf Hitler. In April, President Donald Trump cast support for the protesters, tweeting “LIBERATE MICHIGAN”.

I wonder what imbecilic and incendiary thing Trump will say about this news event to throw even more gasoline on the fire?

 
 
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08 October 2020 13:10
 

What a carry on.

Most I ever did here was give our new Tory MP a scathing glance. Those guys need to get themselves a hobby.

 
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08 October 2020 13:55
 

The only thing more ridiculous than these people are the people too afraid to stand up to these people.

 
 
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08 October 2020 15:21
 

I don’t know about what Michigan law says about unorganized militias, but California law allows them to exist.  However, an unorganized militia is still under the authority of the governor, therefore, the clowns who show up at protests do so at their peril if they do not have the governor’s authorization, that is, an unorganized militia cannot self-activate.

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=MVC&division=2.&title;=&part=1.&chapter=2.&article=1.

128. The unorganized militia may be called for active duty in case of war, rebellion, insurrection, invasion, tumult, riot, breach of the peace, public calamity or catastrophe, or other emergency, or imminent danger thereof, or may be called forth for service under the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whenever it is necessary to call out any portion of the unorganized militia, the Governor may call for and accept as many volunteers as are required for such service, under regulations provided by this division.

As for the would be kidnappers, their plan, if it is as reported, is as clear of a case of treason as defined by US law.

Here’s the California law on the paramilitary:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=11460

PENAL CODE - PEN
PART 4. PREVENTION OF CRIMES AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS [11006 - 14315]  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. ) 
TITLE 1. INVESTIGATION AND CONTROL OF CRIMES AND CRIMINALS [11006 - 11482]  ( Title 1 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1385. ) 
CHAPTER 3. Prevention and Abatement of Unlawful Activities [11200 - 11482]  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 35. ) 

ARTICLE 6. Paramilitary Organizations [11460- 11460.]  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1221. )
 
11460. 
(a) Any two or more persons who assemble as a paramilitary organization for the purpose of practicing with weapons shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

As used in this subdivision, “paramilitary organization” means an organization which is not an agency of the United States government or of the State of California, or which is not a private school meeting the requirements set forth in Section 48222 of the Education Code, but which engages in instruction or training in guerrilla warfare or sabotage, or which, as an organization, engages in rioting or the violent disruption of, or the violent interference with, school activities.

(b) (1) Any person who teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or destructive device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that these objects or techniques will be unlawfully employed for use in, or in the furtherance of a civil disorder, or any person who assembles with one or more other persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or destructive device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, with the intent to cause or further a civil disorder, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

 
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LadyJane - 08 October 2020 01:55 PM

The only thing more ridiculous than these people are the people too afraid to stand up to these people.

What is ridiculous is how frequently we have to stand up to “these people.”

https://youtu.be/qCtvuIWvnEw

 
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09 October 2020 12:10
 

It will take a major terrorist attack by one of these militias before Congress and a President will do something about them.

 
 
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09 October 2020 22:03
 
Twissel - 09 October 2020 12:10 PM

It will take a major terrorist attack by one of these militias before Congress and a President will do something about them.

Probably, because without a clear crime committed, everything they do or say is considered protected speech. Evidently, the OP case is at least clearly criminal enough for charges to be filed.

 
 
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09 October 2020 23:17
 

I had to scan those mugshots for any familiar faces.

Michigan’s militias got national attention after the Oklahoma City bombing appearing on a Nightline town-hall. They explained how folks are angry and afraid and the militia lads must ‘spank the government’ like an errant child when it goes astray until folks are no longer angry or afraid. They hang out in the woods and practice their spanking. This goes on anywhere there is deer hunting, which Michigan is known for.

They also appeared on an episode of Michael Moore’s TV Nation in 1995 titled Love Night. It starts with a delivery of flowers to a white power rally. Later, we meet Norm and the lads of the Michigan Militia. Moore highlighted their perky eloquence and folksy doofisstication. It provided a view of how these lads want to be seen by the public. Sadly, it is blocked on Utoob because Love Night contains hate speech.

I often imagine video content for my musical items. Had a massive budget been secured for Dance of the Playful Wankie Boys: Allegro, I would have hired a dozen professional male dancers, driven them up to Grayling and dressed them up like the militia lads. With tutus and suggestive vegetables. Then, we’d shoot silly dance routines out in the pine trees.

They believe the majority is silently on their side. I’ve been annoying people for decades by taking the lads way too seriously. Others observe, “They buy beer, then they shoot some deer, then they shoot off their mouth and then they pass out”. There is plenty of that about but, like the public’s view of the pandemic, the mild cases outnumber and mask the serious infections.

They all love America. Theirs is a FUN-Meal, Peter Pan version where we can be children forever and pixie dust will fix everything. Many folks believe in that America and only a few of them dress up and carry weapons. Right now, their ballots are as scary as guns.

 
 
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10 October 2020 22:04
 

yeah, the magical thinking that “if I do X, the entire popilation will rise up and support me” is strong in these types.

 
 
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11 October 2020 08:53
 

Most all of our “leaders” have been bought by oligarchs. Together, they are ruining the planet and our society. The system is truly rigged, and voting has largely been defanged as a tool for change. We cannot talk reasonably with our leaders and oligarchs, and as Harris so clearly put it, humans have come up with two ways to resolve disputes: talking and violence.

This sort of thing will get worse and worse as long as our “leaders” and the oligarchs to own them continue to rape and pillage our world.

 
 
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11 October 2020 17:58
 
Twissel - 09 October 2020 12:10 PM

It will take a major terrorist attack by one of these militias before Congress and a President will do something about them.

Ideological breakdown of extremists who shoot at police.
The FBI has categories and terms for black nationalists, but doesn’t track white extremists… even though they kill 5 times as many law enforcement.

The Oklahoma City bombing was deeply traumatic, and it brought some attention to militia groups in the late 90’s, but it’s all disappeared and been refocused on Islamic terrorism now, even though militia groups and white supremacists still kill people (including being the most dangerous groups for police officers).

[ Edited: 11 October 2020 18:00 by weird buffalo]
 
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icehorse - 11 October 2020 08:53 AM

This sort of thing will get worse and worse as long as our “leaders” and the oligarchs to own them continue to rape and pillage our world.

As long as ideolog single-issues voters enable them.

 
 
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12 October 2020 08:20
 
Jefe - 11 October 2020 11:02 PM
icehorse - 11 October 2020 08:53 AM

This sort of thing will get worse and worse as long as our “leaders” and the oligarchs to own them continue to rape and pillage our world.

As long as ideolog single-issues voters enable them.

Ok, so at least two possible paths here:

1 - We fix our tax code and “corporations in politics” laws so that oligarchs get defanged.
or
2 - We take on educating our entire population.

 
 
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12 October 2020 09:27
 
icehorse - 12 October 2020 08:20 AM
Jefe - 11 October 2020 11:02 PM
icehorse - 11 October 2020 08:53 AM

This sort of thing will get worse and worse as long as our “leaders” and the oligarchs to own them continue to rape and pillage our world.

As long as ideolog single-issues voters enable them.

Ok, so at least two possible paths here:

1 - We fix our tax code and “corporations in politics” laws so that oligarchs get defanged.
or
2 - We take on educating our entire population.

Why not both? And any other effective methods we can devise?

 
 
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12 October 2020 09:31
 
Jefe - 12 October 2020 09:27 AM
icehorse - 12 October 2020 08:20 AM
Jefe - 11 October 2020 11:02 PM
icehorse - 11 October 2020 08:53 AM

This sort of thing will get worse and worse as long as our “leaders” and the oligarchs to own them continue to rape and pillage our world.

As long as ideolog single-issues voters enable them.

Ok, so at least two possible paths here:

1 - We fix our tax code and “corporations in politics” laws so that oligarchs get defanged.
or
2 - We take on educating our entire population.

Why not both? And any other effective methods we can devise?

I don’t think we have time to educate our entire population. We should start anyway - for the long haul - but we need quicker solutions.

 
 
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