Tuesday October 8, 2013, 2:37 am
Here is the thirty-first article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian TV host Rick Joyner, for proposing treason in the form of a major Second Amendment solution.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:10 am
I thought the tea bag conspiracy theory was that President Obama is going to make military law to stay in office for a third term. I can't keep up with the light bulbs.
"Representing Morningstar Ministries at the September 12 Pentagon meetings was a board member of Rick Joyner's Oak initiative – none other than former Undersecretary of Defense Lt.Gen. (U.S. Army Ret.) W.G. "Jerry" Boykin …If ever there was a man to organize and head a coup, it would be Boykin."
"We estimate that between 28 percent and 34 percent of officers and NCOs (non-commissioned officers) in the U.S. military would either back or be extremely sympathetic to Joyner" — Mikey Weinstein, founder and head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Amidst chaos in Washington, while Republicans in Congress are accused of holding the "full faith and credit" of the United States hostage through the current government shutdown, a leader of the newly emerging, reorganized religious right who has ties to prominent Tea Party Republicans has just called for a "military takeover."
Joyner is one scary, bad ass that needs to be seriously looked at for sedition along with his minions like Boykin.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:29 am
I see, Joyner is going to save the US from the 'tyranny' of a democratically elected government that doesn't agree with what HE says should happen. Does he understand what democracy means? Silly question, of course he doesn't. He should be charged with sedition though – he is trying to foment armed rebellion! Why aren't the powers that be investigating him and stopping him?
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:59 am
Soon your list will circle the globe Tom. Joyner is just another wacked out nut who must think God speaks to him. The only military takeover I imagine would be of the Tea Party and people like Joyner. I do hope he is being investigated, people like him are down right scary.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:38 am
Democracy? What Democracy. We haven't been a Democracy for over a decade, maybe longer when the truth comes out in declassification. We are, de facto, a Fascist State. Only problem is, even more looney tune anarchists/theocrats (Baggers n Libertarians n Fundys, oh my!) want to take it all a step further into the abyss of human suffering and agony. Yes, they are seditionists and maybe even traitors (if they manage to get the military to attempt a coup). And this iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidiot, Joyner, who IS a Theocratic Bagger of the worst kind, will keep spewing forth his filth and sedition until someone has the pair to shut him down and investigate him, then arrest him for sedition. It has to start somewhere (the arrests) before it all ends for the rest of us (coup).
Problem is, these idiots are funded by the corporate front (fascists) because it is to their ends....and they have the means.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:49 am
Psychos like Joyner need to be watched by the NSA and the FBI. They probably are being monitored. They are the same type of losers like McCarthy or Hitler were with delusions of Grandeur. A sickening racist, hate mongering bunch who hide behind the cloak of a false religion of their own making. They do not represent any decent people.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 8:26 am
Give Joyner some credit, he at least noticed "That there are forces right now that are seeking to undermine and to destroy the Republic." Too bad he's one of those Teabaggers who can't see his reflection in the mirror so there's little chance of any self-reflection and insight into what these forces are.
But seriously, aren't we doing what the Tea Party is doing? This man with serious mental issues is featuring himself on some lonely internet TV station with just a handful of believers to watch it. How much harm can this nut really do. We shouldn't blow it out of proportions and start to fear any mouse that squeaks out of the Republican corner. Don't get me wrong, TomCat, I think Joyner truly deserves a honorary mention in your gallery, but we all shouldn't run scared expecting a Teabagger coup any time. We can't have this hot-air balloon turn into an actual force to undermine the Republic, can we ;-)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 1:24 pm
I'd love to make some comments but I'm too busy cleaning up the vomit - another Repug who hides behind "GOD" and we're all supposed to trust him just because of that. Bleh, boo, hiss, and yuk.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 1:31 pm
Republican party = last refuge of the mentally challenged it's seems that the big tent the republicans have opened is full of every right wing whack job in the country all they have accomplished is to throw our country into turmoil and make a sham of our democracy which BTW was already in taters
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 2:45 pm
The tea party has many hate groups, para-military groups and people in their members. Many were picked out of the crowds in their marches. The elites and corporations that back the tea party have the money and means to cause a general civil war or a coup within the government. From nutters to religious fanatics to foreign governments they all would profit from such a action
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:17 pm
BIG MONEY is behind this shutdown etc.........to review-......Americans For Prosperity (AFP) was founded and bankrolled by Charles and David Koch — the infamous Koch brothers. Through AFP, the Koch brothers played a major role in the 2010 GOP takeover of the House of Representatives. America's biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR. They have been fined 300 million $$ by Canada & USA for environmental damages....they don't like regulations, and as hoarders of money, they don't like paying taxes either. So they have worked diligently towards removing all obstacles in their way.
Like Lynn I did some reading of other articles out on the Internet. I found many that fit the hysteria in the right wing articles that are consumed by some out there. Each of them like this Joyner person are bordering on open treason and stop just short of calling for the assassination of the president.
Is American the greatest country on earth? It's question worth considering. We have fallen behind in all important areas. We have given-in and accepted ideas that are eroding and destroying the meaning of this country. I'm talking about things beyond the Declaration of Independence (aka a declaration of war) or the Constitution (a list of rules). I am addressing the essence of what we were and could be again. We led the world in innovations, education, compassion and an attitude that if we can not do it today, we will within a short few years. We have allowed those who suckle at the teat of the wealthiest corporations and people to make policy and degrade our laws. We have allowed bizarre thinking to become the rule of law, a company is a person? Like hell it is! We have no time for casual whining sessions that make us feel better for a few minutes. We damn well better act, and just being a democrat is not the answer, this is much deeper than holding onto being a liberal or a conservative. It takes women and men dedicated to the singular desire to serve this country, yes, I know that sounds trite now.
There has always been a ugly element, those who hold the interest of their own progress measured in dollars, far above the welfare of the nation. For most of our time as nation we have been fortunate to have far more men and women that held to the noble cause of the betterment of this country.
We better find them and soon, two stalwart Senators are not going to save this nation, a president with his hands tied behind his back will not save this nation. You can. Each of us can.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 3:57 pm
Tea Party CRAZY ! This RWNJ is "using " God & The Constitution to manipulate sheeple & haters. I think we need a law that states anyone running for Office is REQUIRED to take & pass psychiatric testing.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:14 pm
Sedition, where he is now, is just short of treason. He fires one shot, he's a traitor.
Unfortunately, living in Colorado Springs, I fear the percentages of cadets and faculty at the Air Force Academy who would support him are at the high end. (And the Air Force is considered the least macho arm of the military.)Short of fixing stupid, I am not sure what can be done about it. I am not about to encourage young progressives to go into the service to change it. I tried that myself; it doesn't work.
If you can stand one more article, this is not brand new but it is an awfully good one:
The trailer he refers to: (2 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSBFpWZcO9Y
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:56 pm
You are sooooo right, Kit. Although it is maddeningly slow doing it one petition at a time. I wish those who were so damn intent on taking back their country realized that they are taking us back to the 18th century.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 4:57 pm
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not to be confused with Marital law.
Dunmore's Proclamation declaring marshall law in the Colony of Virginia, proclaimed November 14, 1775, several months after the beginning of the American Revolutionary War
Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis.
Martial law is usually imposed on a temporary basis when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to function effectively (e.g., maintain order and security, or provide essential services), when there are extensive riots and protests, or when the disobedience of the law becomes widespread. Fundamentally it is a requirement put on civilian government when they fail to function correctly.
In most of the cases, military forces are deployed to subdue the crowds, to secure government buildings and key or sensitive locations, and to maintain order. Generally, military personnel replace civil authorities and perform some or all of their functions. In full-scale martial law, the highest-ranking military officer would take over, or be installed, as the military governor or as head of the government, thus removing all power from the previous executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.
Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public. Such incidents may occur after a coup d'état (such as Thailand in 2006); when threatened by popular protest (China, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989); to suppress political opposition (Poland in 1981); or to stabilize insurrections or perceived insurrections (Canada, The October Crisis of 1970). Martial law may be declared in cases of major natural disasters; however, most countries use a different legal construct, such as a state of emergency.
Martial law has also been imposed during conflicts and in cases of occupations, where the absence of any other civil government provides for an unstable population. Examples of this form of military rule include post World War II reconstruction in Germany and Japan as well as the southern reconstruction following the U.S. Civil War.
Typically, the imposition of martial law accompanies curfews, the suspension of civil law, civil rights, habeas corpus, and the application or extension of military law or military justice to civilians. Civilians defying martial law may be subjected to military tribunal (court-martial).
Doesn't seem like outsiders can make the declaration--has to be someone in the military or civilian government. Hope its just the case of another wannabe with delusions of grandeur.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 5:58 pm
Yes, JL, this is a wannabe with delusions of something. Maybe he and Bachman are eating the same funny mushrooms.
Thanks for the laughs, Arielle, i needed them.
By the by, ironically, people like him are proof that there is no "Intelligent Design," simply by the fact, or act, of his existence!
The sad thing is that there are loonies out there who would actually pay this clown some attention.
What was that comment, in "Peanuts," AARRGH!
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:03 pm
Joyner gives religion a (continued) bad name in that he wants to start killing people over health care. Such irony. People like him need to be run out of the "religion" industry. And, yes, that would include all the Teabaggers and any rabid Republican who thinks taking care of your fellow man is a waste of money. Shame on them.
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 8:25 pm
Where are the Care2 baggers and their words of wisdom? *ack*
Paid or not they should have SOMETHING to say!
I guess it takes time to learn all of the talking points from the Koch brothers!
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:55 am
@ Dale O --- I remember the October Crisis all too well. Pierre LaPorte was murdered while fortunately, James Cross, the British consul or trade commissioner I think, survived. Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. I was Québec born living in Ontario and remember being afraid that Québec would secede and I would be personna non grata in my own country. The terrorists, Le Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) were a scary bunch, but the suspension of civil liberties was also scary.
I certainly hope that the US does not have to endure that. There, it will really bring out more wackos.
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:09 am
Vote all republicans out of office in every state at every opportunity. These people are controlled by the Tea Baggers and have no intention of ever being honest in negotiations for anything. They are a blight on America.