The Pants, They’ve Been Shat

America This Week: January 22, 2022

Luella Schmidt


Dispatches from the front lines of the Disinformation War: A weekly news roundup for people fighting for the right to be self-governed.

Shat Pants: The Dark Thriller, “Our Lives”

It has been a week filled with relief, terror, and schadenfreude for everyone rooting for our republican form of democratic government. For those involved in the attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, it has been a week filled with losing and, it’s safe to say, some shitting of the pants.

Oops-I-Crapped-My-Pants, Shutterstock by diy13

We’ve Reached Zero Doubt: He Tried to Overthrow the Republic

The Supreme Court denied Trump’s effort to block 700+ pages of records from the January 6th Committee this week, and immediately afterward, the National Archives began sending those materials to the Committee. HOLY BUCKETS how close we came to losing our Republic. Among the material, there was a draft Executive Order — dated two days after he lost the Electoral College vote — that would have had the U.S. military seize the voting equipment from the 2020 elections. The order would have given the Secretary of the Department of Defense 60 days to write an assessment of the 2020 election, suggesting that the plan would have kept Trump in power until at least mid-February of 2021. What the fuck y’all!

Big Love from Supreme Court

All three of Trump’s own appointees ruled against him in his efforts to hide these documents and the brutal ruling went so far as to say that even if Trump was currently President, they STILL would have ruled this way. Nope, a coup attempt is too far for even them. The only Justice who ruled in favor of concealing the documents was Clarence Thomas, whose wife Ginni was a funder of January 6th and recently signed a letter urging GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to expel Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the Republican Party for their work on the Committee. Totally not a conflict of interest, amiright? I expect we will hear more about Ginni in the future.

Other individuals summoned to appear before the Committee have been using Trump’s lawsuit as an excuse for why they haven’t yet participated, so this ruling is…



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