Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Thursday, April 8, 2021





April 8, 2020, TRUMP: "If we can stay substantially under 100,000 [American deaths] -- which was the original projection -- I think we did a very good job."

REMINDER:  Over 500,000 Americans died on his incompetent watch, and there are idiots in this country who say they miss him.



January 6, 2021

7 people killed 

1 cop murdered 

2 cops committed suicide 

140 cops were injured 

1 cop has brain trauma 

1 cop crushed cervical disc 

1 cop lost 3 fingers 

1 cop stabbed with metal spike 

1 cop lost an eye. 

500,000+ Covid Deaths


-FJ said...

Dr. Francisco Diaz, the Chief Medical Examiner, listed the causes of death as following:

• Ashli Babbitt, 35, died from a gunshot wound to her left shoulder, her death has been ruled a ‘homicide’

• Roseanne Boyland, 34, died of acute amphetamine intoxication, her death has been ruled ‘accidental’

• Kevin Greeson, 55, died of hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, his death has been ruled ‘natural’

• Benjamin Phillips, 50, died of hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, his death has been ruled ‘natural’

The cause of death for Officer Brian Sicknick was not as open-and-shut a case as widespread media reports led many Americans to believe. The death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick is still unknown and under investigation.

Shaw Kenawe said...


There you go again, excusing a treasonous assault on the US government by Trumpers because some people died of "natural" causes during it.

All of it still happened while Trumpers attacked the United States government at the incitement of its president, who, not incidentally, indirectly encouraged his armed thugs to "HANG PENCE," and harm Speaker Pelosi.

So we know how you and other Trumpers would have reacted had a Democratic president incited armed mobs to attack the U.S. government and try to stop the certification of an election.

Actually, the whole world knows.

Anonymous said...

Did -FJ have an "excuse" for the cop that lost an eye? What about the one with the brain trauma? The one with the crushed cervical disc? The one who lost fingers? and the 140 other cops who were injured? Or was that all "natural" causes?

Can we say Trump was the "natural cause" of the attack? LOL!

-FJ said...

One U.S. Capitol Police officer is dead and another is hospitalized with injuries after an apparent attack Friday at a Capitol checkpoint in which a man rammed his car into officers and lunged at them with a knife, police said.

Capitol Police identified the slain officer as William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force.

So where's your new found outrage?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Listen -FJ,

I don't write about every single tragedy or outrage that happens in this country on my blog.

The POTUS acknowledged this tragedy and had the flags lowered in respect on all federal buildings, as was called for.

I won't be bullied into writing what you or anyone else think I should.

My blog. My decisions.

Bluebullamerica said...

FJ must stand for Full of Junk the way he cherry picks information. How he figures the ramming of and death of an officer by a crazy man equates to the attempted coup perpetrated by King Clorox and his merry band of un American morons, is beyond me. He sounds like the teleprompter for any of Trumps lying press secretaries.

-FJ said...

Yours is a "cherry picked" reality that cannot the half that proves it false.

Dave Miller said...


Are you outraged by the death of William "Billy" Evans?

I am sure we all are. It's a tragedy, pure and simple and I think the vast majority of people in the US would agree, whether we post on it or not.

The larger question is why ppl like you are looking for ways to minimize the deaths and injuries of the men and women who defended the US Capitol from a mob of insurrectionists on January 6. Your post above proves it as you look for an excuse, any excuse really, to argue that perhaps ppl died from "accidental" and "natural causes." As if their deaths were somehow not related to their participation in the storming of the Capitol, the likes of which we had not seen here since 1814.

It may be fashionable in extremist conservative circles to claim some obtuse level of patriotic duty to have done what the seditionists did, but of all the things I've seen since my birth during the Eisenhower Admin, the actions of the group that stormed the Capitol, causing death and injury to numerous US officers, is the most unpatriotic and UnAmerican thing I've ever seen.

And you compound it everyday and with every post or comment that minimizes the sacrifices made by those officers upholding their oaths to "protect and defend" the US and the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.

Shaw Kenawe said...

-FJ said...
Yours is a "cherry picked" reality that cannot the half that proves it false.

And yours is a willful blindness to the reality of the unprecedented attack by Trump's armed thugs on our American government. You obsess on the way people died that day instead of the shame of seeing an American president incite a mob to interfere with a Constitutional requirement to certify the electoral votes. And you've said nothing about Trump's begging the Georgia Secretary of State to "find more votes" so he can win the state, even AFTER all the state's Republican constitutional officers said they counted and recounted the votes and found No FRAUD.

Trump is under criminal investigation in Georgia for that treacherous act!

But go ahead and list how people died so you don't have to face the seditious rot and shameful disloyalty to America that is eating away at the current Republican Party.

-FJ said...

I didn't make up those things. Those were the Chief Medical Examiner's actual findings. They don't agree with you're narrative? I feel so sorry for you...

-FJ said...

You can submit your complaints vis his official findings here.

Shaw Kenawe said...


No one said you made those things up. We're scoffing at your misplaced intense interest in how a few of the victims died but have nothing to say about the insurrection incited by the Republican president. Nor did you make any comment on Trump's illegal interference with Georgia's votes. He's under criminal investigation for that treachery.

Trying to deflect the narrative to how SOME people died or were injured doesn't absolve Trump and his enablers from their criminal actions. And it makes those who want to change the narrative look foolish or frightened.

PS. I don't give a flying donut about "his official findings." It changes NOTHING about what Trump's armed thugs did on January 6 and how Trump incited criminal acts against the United States.

Bluebullamerica said...

Republican Defense for Everything : "Oh look, a kitten riding a bicycle!!!"

Rational Nation USA said...

You of all people farmer john have the balls to takk about others cherry picking? Don't make us laugh.

Rational Nation USA said...

minus fj has the same tendencies as scud. Of course ALL trumpers focus on anything and everything they can to distract from and deflect every egregiously negative character trait of their seditious/insurrectionist Anti American ex presnit.

-FJ said...

My guilt in exhibiting the same sins doesn't expiate yours. It merely proves that you know that you're in the wrong as well.

btw - What insurrections should I be upset about? The ongoing ones in Portland or those about to erupt from Minneapolis? Where are all your concerned posts in opposition to these again?

Shaw Kenawe said...

-FJ: "My guilt in exhibiting the same sins doesn't expiate yours. It merely proves that you know that you're in the wrong as well."

I'm not a religionist. Sin is defined as an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.

I don't believe in "divine law;" I believe in civil law and civil disobedience when civil law is wrong, like Jim Crow laws (and yes, I know that the once solid Democratic Party South instituted those laws, and that was WRONG. The South was once solidly Democratic Party and now it's solidly Trumpublican Party, but one thing has been constant: It's always been southerners in the once Jim Crow Party and now the Trumpublican Party. That has NEVER changed.

So there is no "sin" on my part. And I don't believe I'm "wrong." We have differences in beliefs.

What happened in Portland and Minneapolis were PROTESTS against extra-judicial state killings by law enforcement of black people. While most of the protests were justified and peaceful, some were violent and deadly, possibly because of bad actors joining in as disrupters, as some of the authorities who were there and witnessed have said.

What happened on Jan. 6 was an insurrection, an organized, violent action taken by a Trumpian mob against the government of their country. And the insurrection was incited and predicated on the BIG LIE that Trump and his lackeys promoted: That he won the election.

Trump lost, what? 60 court cases protesting the outcome, in some instances with judgements by justices appointed by Trump's administration. Trump did not win the election either by the electoral college or the popular vote, no matter what feverish conspiracies you and others claim.

Trump incited people to attack the Capitol to disrupt the certification of the E.C. votes because his weak-minded followers believed his BIG LIE. They breached the Capitol and screamed "HANG PENCE!"

The protestors in Portland and Minneapolis were not trying to overthrow an election and kill a Constitutional officer of the United States. They were protesting the killings of black people without a trial!

If you don't understand this and the difference, we have no basis for understanding anything.

Anonymous said...

As a native of the great state of Minnesota, I was shocked with the destruction taking place in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death. What has come out (and you just have to do a search of the Minneapolis Star Tribune or the St. Paul Pioneer Press) is that the police arrested many people with ties to the far right groups that were egging people on to riot by breaking windows and starting fires. In fact, I'm on a Facebook group of my old neighborhoods on the West Side of St. Paul and West St. Paul. That first weekend of rioting there were numerous warnings about seeing many trucks and motorcycles with out of state plates roaming areas (presumably looking to start destroying property) and the police urging residents to call and report. I've also seen video of neighbors banding together in front of a neighborhood Target to keep the hoodlums away.


Ray Cranston said...

Turns out that advertising for months for people to show up with their Trump flags and cell phones IS what you do to incite an insurrection.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Thanks for confirming what I read authorities in that area say about the rioting after the death of George Floyd.

Unfortunately, those facts won't matter to Farmer John, (-FJ.)

-FJ said...

I would commend Blaise Pascal's Pensees #294 for your consideration in deciding when a law is to be considered "wrong" and in need of changing through "civil disobedience".

If you will not brook a noble lie, then perhaps you would acknowledge the truth, if not to others, at least to yourself.

-FJ said... for possumladiy's comments... why should I be surprised if right wing groups eggeed on violence when left wing groups, including the MSM, do so openly by threatening to riot in the name of "social justice" if a conviction of Chauvin isn't reached? Look in the mirror once in a while, people.

Rational Nation USA said...

A "noble lie" is not noble at all. It is still a lie. Usually used for manipulation or deceit. Glad YOUR good with thar minus man.i an not.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Not all protesting/rioting in the streets are equal.

The people who rioted, attacked the US Capitol, and caused people's deaths were rioting over a BIG LIE -- a lie perpetrated by a known liar -- Donald J. Trump -- and supported by his sycophantic lackeys because his base believed it. Even today, 72% of Trumpublicans believe Trump was the winner of the 2020 election, based on a LIE. There's nothing noble in lying to people and causing death, desecration, and destruction to the U.S. Capitol, and threatening the lives of the country's Constitutional Officers.

The people threatening to protest the outcome of the Chauvin trial are not doing so because of a LIE, they do so because of long, painful years of injustices against people of color by supposed LEOs (law enforcement officers). I don't have to go into the history of the difference in handling alleged white law breakers vs. people of color. I will, however, note that the white alleged perp who shot and killed 8 people in the Atlanta spa killings was taken alive.

Tamir Rice, a black 12-year old child was alone in a park playing with a toy gun and the LEOs in Cleveland, Ohio, drove up to him and in mere TWO SECONDS shot and killed the child, no questions asked. The LEO who shot the child was not held responsible.

That's just one outrageous example. There are hundreds and hundreds more and the George Floyd tragedy was only the most recent egregious example of extra-judicial execution of an alleged law breaker by a cop.

The people who attacked the Capitol were acting on a LIE. The people who protested George Floyd's death were acting on years and years of injustice to the black community.

“Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard." --MLK

Rational Nation USA said...

Some folks will simply never grasp the truth in what you say Shaw. Why that is generally escapes most good and decent folks. Trumper cultists are not included in the good and decent folks category. They are automatically suspect.