Genius!


When Troy Faulkner chose to charge into the capitol insurrection and smash in a window, he made an interesting choice in apparel.

Yeah, that’s his business phone number printed boldly on his back.

Bill Gates ain’t gonna need to put tracking chips in our vaccines. I’m going to paint my face like a Mondrian and wear a sack and leave my phone at home when I decide to commit treason.

Comments

  1. Matt G says

    The woman from Texas who flew to DC on a private plane advertised her real estate business in one of her video posts. Now does Troy’s business suffer or benefit from this?

  2. brightmoon says

    I always thought conservatives were either stupid or there was something wrong with them . Add lies,religiosity and ignorance to the mix and you end up this type of unthinking idiocy

  3. raven says

    They still may be right to think that’ll get away with it.

    Maybe.
    Hard to say how jury trials will rule.
    It may even depend on what part of the country the jury trials are held in.
    The Malheur National Wildlife refuge attackers were a mixed bag.
    Some were convicted, some of them beat the rap.

    wikipedia:

    More than two dozen of the militants were charged with federal offenses including conspiracy to obstruct federal officers, firearms violations, theft, and depredation of federal property.

    By August 2017, a dozen had pleaded guilty, and six of those had been sentenced to 1–2 years’ probation, some including house arrest.
    Seven others, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy, were tried and acquitted of all federal charges. Five more had been found guilty and were sentenced months later. Seven of the militants saw prison time for their roles in the occupation.

    There doesn’t seem to be much of a pattern to who got convicted and who didn’t.
    The leaders went free but the lower level followers got the convictions and jail time.

  4. raven says

    The federal prosecutors in the Malheur attack weren’t all that competent.
    They first tried to convict the Malheur terrorists on major felonies like conspiracy and civil rights violations.
    These are hard to prove and they didn’t get any convictions.

    IMO, they needed to choose crimes that were easier to prove.
    Like trespassing, vandalism, destruction of government property, littering etc..
    These convictions aren’t all that dramatic but so what.
    They have to take what they can get, not what they might be able to prove.

    In the Capitol building attacks, they are following the failed Malheur script again.
    Going for the leaders and conspiracy charges.
    In this case, it is probably well worth trying.
    But for most of the 200 or so they arrest, they probably should concentrate on trespassing, destruction of property, theft, vandalism, etc.. Crimes they can easily prove that aren’t controversial or complicated.

  5. weylguy says

    It was a gamble. If they’d taken over the government and reinstalled Trump, Mr. Faulkner would get a cabinet position.

  6. says

    They still may be right to think that’ll get away with it.

    I think some of them will, others won’t. It#s too big this time to not do anything, so they’ll charge a couple of them at least

  7. says

    This level of genius is entirely unsurprising in a movement led by a self-proclaimed “stable genius.” They’d be better off buying all of their needs from Acme, like Wile E. Coyote (“Supragenius” — says so on his business card), except that Acme outsourced all of its products to Foxconn years ago…

  8. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @1:
    she took the cake for astoundingly stupid.
    I guess she believes the aphorism:
    All advertising is good
    They know that there is very large population of people that think like them, and that’s whom they advertise toward.

  9. says

    @4
    That’s a really good comparison Raven. We’ve seen white nationalists get away with it way too many times to believe these people will be punished too severely. Most of them will get away with few if any repercussions.
    Meanwhile protestors here in Portland are beaten gassed and jailed. The one instance where a protestor killed someone during one of the protests, he was gunned down by the police in front of his own apartment. Did he try to surrender? Did he fire first? We’ll never know because all body cams and dash cams were turned off.

  10. PaulBC says

    @10 And assuming you’re referring to Michael Reinoehl, Trump later praised this as an extrajudicial killing no matter what really happened. That by itself is reason enough that I am very relieved that Trump is not in the White House anymore.

  11. Rich Woods says

    @raven #4:

    There doesn’t seem to be much of a pattern to who got convicted and who didn’t.
    The leaders went free but the lower level followers got the convictions and jail time.

    That is the pattern. The shithead shaman and the gun-toting twat will take the fall for the gobshite who will continue to stuff his face with fried chicken in Mar-a-Lago even if he can’t get an impeachment defence team to stay on message for more than three days at a stretch. He will never be the one doing the stretch, regardless of his ongoing 5+ years of stochastic terrorism.

  12. says

    The two who in 2018 committed the drug murder in Taiwan were both ex-military, yet used their cell phones to communicate instead of walkie-talkies.

    They used ride-share bicycles as getaway vehicles. You need a card to use it, which includes your name and ID card number.

    They approached and left the murder scene with their faces bare, in an area with CC cameras all over the streets.

    Sometimes, it doesn’t surprise me that criminals get caught.

  13. chrislawson says

    @12–

    The one thing that gives me some hope that Trump will one day face legal consequences for his many criminal actions is that he is clearly incapable of retaining sane attorneys.

  14. says

    chrislawson @13: I can see it now:Trump apologists complaining that his conviction was wrong and evil cuz “he didn’t have a lawyer! Constitution sez you gotta have a lawyer!”

  15. says

    @15 cubist
    He has over 40 “lawyers” working for him in the Senate. The fact that they are also on the jury doesn’t seem to bother anyone.

  16. DanDare says

    A lot of people I know are beginning to feel sick at the inability to bring all these folks to account. Its made worse that the senate are voting on the guilt of some one they are complicit in being involved with for the same crimes.

  17. unclefrogy says

    there are two “courts ” involved the legal one I include the senate here as well as all the other courts federal and state courts. then there is the court of public opinion which works itself out in politics. It is a good thing that agent orange is not a very good politician and is a better seller of s**t products and lies in business (con games) because he only needs to fool the mark not the whole audience. The politician needs to sell everyone to at least to suspend their doubt a little.
    In the court of public opinion BLM demonstrations though treated very roughly have fared better then the authorities beating and gassing them. At the same time the Maga demonstrators storming the capital not being treated roughly have not rallied more people to their cause.
    there is that hard core of racist and ultra nationalist but I do not they are not growing in numbers and sadly they are not going away either.
    Faubus is gone but his policies still linger in the minds of some but they fade year to year but not without constant pressure. change happens but it ain’t easy
    uncle frogy

  18. Reginald Selkirk says

    Moar jeen-yus:
    They stormed the Capitol to overturn the results of an election they didn’t vote in

    Many involved in the insurrection professed to be motivated by patriotism, falsely declaring that Trump was the rightful winner of the election. Yet at least eight of the people who are now facing criminal charges for their involvement in the events at the Capitol did not vote in the November 2020 presidential election, according to an analysis of voting records from the states where protestors were arrested and those states where public records show they have lived.

  19. Jado says

    “I’m going to paint my face like a Mondrian and wear a sack and leave my phone at home when I decide to commit treason.”

    Uhhh, if you’re not livestreaming it and don’t advertise who you are, is it EVEN treason? I mean, come on…you have to follow the established tradition. And yes, being caught, tried, convicted, and sentenced to prison WILL be the established tradition very soon. So don’t try to half-ass it, mister. All or nothing

  20. davidc1 says

    A lot of the snatch snatchers lawyers are now ditching him .Plus people are not returning his calls ,or messages .
    Poor man my heart bleeds for him.

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