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MAY 14, 2021
U.S. House of Representatives
House Session

Louie Gohmert Jr.
THANK YOU, MADAM SPEAKER. IT’S BEEN INTERESTING I GET TO TAKE MY MASK OFF UNDER THE RULES NOW. WE HAVEN’T QUITE CAUGHT UP WITH THE SCIENCE HERE IN THE HOUSE BUT HOPEFULLY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT HAS LEADERSHIP PROCLAIMING THAT WE NEED TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE REFUSES TO DO SO SO FAR BUT WE HOPE WE’LL GET PEOPLE HERE AT LEAST, A MAJORITY TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE. BUT IT HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING TIME, NOT A GOOD TIME, NOT A WONDERFUL ENRICHING TIME TO BE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. IT’S BEEN AN EXCEEDINGLY FRUSTRATING TIME. AFTER JANUARY 6, APPARENTLY THE NUMBER ONE GOAL HERE IN THE HOUSE WAS SOMETHING REFERRED TO AS OPTICS. ACCORDING TO THE SERGEANT AT ARMS, THE REASON NATIONAL GUARD WAS NOT BROUGHT UP IN ADVANCE ON JANUARY 6 SO THERE WOULD BE NO ONE ENTERING THE CAPITOL THAT WAS NOT DESIRED TO ENTER THE CAPITOL WAS THAT WORD OPTICS. SO THE CAPITOL POLICE DOING THE BEST THEY COULD WERE LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES WITHOUT THE SUPPORT THEY NEEDED. IT’S A BIG PLACE. BUT HAD THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN BEFORE JANUARY 6 BY PEOPLE HERE IN WASHINGTON AND THE CAPITOL AT LEAST, THAT NUMBER ONE CONCERN HAD NOT BEEN OPTICS, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO ONE COMING IN TO THE CAPITOL THAT WE DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN THE CAPITOL. SINCE THEN, WE’VE BEEN ENTERTAINED BY ALL KINDS OF FALSE STATEMENTS, FALSE ALLEGATIONS. IT HAS REALLY BEEN AMAZING BUT THE NUMBER ONE THING WE KEEP COMING BACK TO, APPARENTLY, IT’S NOT ABOUT GETTING TO THE TRUTH BUT ALL ABOUT OPTICS. THE TOP PERSON CHARGED WITH OUR — THE SAFETY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, HEAD OF THE CAPITOL POLICE MONTHS AGO INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO INTELLIGENCE FROM ANY SOURCE THAT ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WAS AT RISK OR A THREAT TO ANY OTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS. NO MEMBER OF CONGRESS WAS AT RISK FROM ANOTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS. SINCE THEN, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE WAS AN ETHICS CHARGE LEVELED AT MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE THAT SHE WAS ENCOURAGING A DEBATE WITH ANOTHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND SOMEHOW THAT IS APPARENTLY AN ETHICS VIOLATION. I HAD DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE BACKED THEM UP AND THRENENED TO CUT MY BUTTOCKS BUT HE USED OTHER LANGUAGE, BUT HAD HE SWUNG, I MIGHT HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT A. HERE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, WHAT WE HAVE ARE WORDS. AND WE GET INTO HEATED DEBATES AT TIMES BECAUSE WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE THINGS WE CARE DEEPLY. BUT THOSE ARE NOT ASSAULTS. THERE HAVE BEEN ASSAULTS IN THE CAPITOL. AND I KNOW, MEMORY IS APPARENTLY IS A BIG QUESTION THESE DAYS BUT WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES STANDS RIGHT UP HERE AT THE SECOND LEVEL AS PRESIDENTS HAVE SINCE 1960 AND HAVE MADE SPEECHES, IN THIS CASE, IT WASN’T TO A JOINT SESSION BUT WAS INVITATION-ONLY SESSION, BUT INDICATED THAT THE THAT WHAT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6 WAS THE WORST ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR. SO BEING AN ONGOING STUDENT OF HISTORY, SINCE COACH SAM PARKER INSTILLED A LOVE FOR ME — IN ME FOR HISTORY, ESPECIALLY AMERICAN HISTORY, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY, THE INCREDIBLE, I’VE CONTINUED TO BE A STUDENT OF AMERICAN HISTORY, WORLD HISTORY AS WELL. SO SOMETIMES IT’S HELPFUL FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW OUR HISTORY OR CAN’T REMEMBER OUR HISTORY TO BE REMINDED THAT SINCE THE CIVIL WAR PUT AN END TO SLAVERY IN AMERICA, EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK AN ORDAINED CHRISTIAN PREACHER RESOLUTELY, PEACEFULLY ADVOCATING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, AND THAT THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE USED AS A DOCUMENT THAT MEANS WHAT IT SAYS, AND AS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE MADE CLEAR, WE ARE ENDOWED NOT BY GOVERNMENT BUT BY OUR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS. AND DR. KING’S LETTERS FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL, AS HE WAS UNJUSTLY INCARCERATED, PRETTY POWERFUL WORDS FROM A MAN FULL OF VISION. WE MISS HIS VISION. I THINK THINGS WOULD BE VERY DIFFERENT IF HE WERE STILL ALIVE TODAY. THE ASSASSIN DID GRAVE DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE BENEFITS WE WOULD HAVE HAD FROM A VISIONARY STILL IF HE WERE ALIVE TODAY. BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME THAT SAY IF YOU EVEN USE WORDS TO DEBATE THAT SOMEHOW YOU’RE AN INSURRECTIONIST, YOU NEED TO BE JAILED, AND THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE JANUARY 6, AND WHEN IT COMES FROM PEOPLE THAT TOLD US, IN FACT, JANUARY 6 OF 2017, I BELIEVE THERE WERE 11 DIFFERENT DEMOCRATS THAT STOOD UP AND FORCEFULLY OBJECTED TO THE RESULTS AND TO THE ELECTRICER TOS — ELECTRICERS TO THAT WERE VOTING FOR — ELECTORS THAT WERE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN I EVER HEARD ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT ACCUSED THEM OF, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT, INSURRECTION — INSURRECTION, ALL THESE THINGS THAT SOME OF US HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF, SIMPLY WANTING A FAIR ELECTION IN WHICH THE VOTES OF TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WERE NOT DISENFRANCHISED. THE SAME THING OUR OWN SPEAKER HAS SAID IN PRIOR DAYS ABOUT PRIOR ELECTIONS. SO IMAGINE THE SHOCK FOR THOSE OF US THAT FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS HAVE BEEN PREACHED TO BY PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE ABOUT THE UNFAIRNESS OF ELECTION, THE VULNERABILITY OF ELECTRONIC ELECTIONS, WHO SEEMED DISGUSTED THAT SOME OF US HAD THE SAME KIND OF OBJECTIONS THEY HAD ABOUT THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. THERE IS NOTHING ILLEGAL, IMPROPER AGAINST THE HOUSE RULES OF — IMPROPER, AGAINST THE HOUSE RULES OF OBBLETTING. YET WE HAD PEOPLE ON THE — OBJECTING. YET WE HAD PEOPLE ON OTHER SIDES OF THE AISLES ENCOURAGING ALL KINDS OF PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT DID EXACTLY WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR 20 YEARS OR SO, OBJECTING AS THEY DID IN JANUARY OF 2021 AND WE SAW AN OBJECTION ON JANUARY 6, TWIVEB — 2005. AND THESE WOKE CORPORATIONS THAT NOW WANT TO PUNISH ANYBODY THAT OBJECTED TO POTENTIALLY, AND THERE IS EVIDENCE OF FRAUD IN THE NOVEMBER, 2020, ELECTION, AND THOSE THAT SAY THERE WAS NO FRAUD IN THE ELECTION ARE EITHER DOING SO KNOWINGLY, KNOWING THAT IT’S FALSE, WHAT THEY’RE SAYING, OR JUST BECAUSE THEY BOUGHT INTO WHAT THE MAINSTREAM, LAMESTREAM MEDIA HAS REPORTED. BUT THERE WAS FRAUD IN THAT ELECTION. THERE USUALLY IS FRAUD IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS. AND IN STATES WHERE IT WAS SOMEWHAT CLOSE COMPARED TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE VOTING, LIKE ARIZONA, THEY’RE DOING THE RIGHT THING. THEY’RE TRYING TO HAVE AN AUDIT AND OBVIOUSLY THE EFFORTS AT THE AUDIT IS BEING COVERED UP. THERE’S EVIDENCE BEING DESTROYED. I GUESS A BIT LIKE WHEN YOU HAVE A SECRETARY OF STATE THAT DESTROYS EVIDENCE THAT SHE HAS THAT’S BEING SOUGHT, HAS IT DESTROYED WITH A HAMMER OR WITH BLEACH BIT, AND OBJECTION OF JUSTICE. BUT FORTUNATELY FOR SOME WE HAD A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT SAW CRIMES COMMITTED BY DEMOCRATS DID NOT NEED TO BE PURSUED OR PUNISHED AND THINGS THAT WERE NOT CRIMES THAT REPUBLICANS DID NEEDED TO BE PUNISHED. PEOPLE ALL ACROSS AMERICA ARE NATURALLY GOING TO BE UPSET WHEN THEY DON’T JUST PERCEIVE, THEY SEE AND KNOW THAT THERE IS A TWO-TIERED JUSTICE SYSTEM. ONE FOR CERTAIN HIGH-PLACE DEMOCRATS, AND ONE FOR REPUBLICANS. THOSE THAT SUPPORT REPUBLICANS AND HEAVEN HELP THEM IF THEY SUPPORT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. THAT’S WHAT HAS BEEN SO AMAZING TO SOMEONE LIKE ME THAT HAS BEEN PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND SEEING THE LAW ENFORCED FOR SO MUCH OF MY ADULT LIFE. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE AND HEARING FROM F.B.I. AGENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO REPEATEDLY SAID IF ANYBODY IN OUR OFFICE, IN THIS LOCATION, THAT LOCATION, DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY, HAD DONE A FRACTION OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DONE BY TOP F.B.I. OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THEN WE WOULD HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN FIRED BUT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT COMING AFTER US WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES. AND THEY WERE DESPONDENT. BECAUSE THEY WERE DEVOTING THEIR LIVES TO JUSTICE. REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT PROSECUTORS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY WERE SEEING. THE INJUSTICE COMING FROM WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE JANUARY 6 IS QUITE SICKENING. IT IS A WAR, IT IS AN ASSAULT ON OUR CONSTITUTION. IT’S NOT NEW. I MEAN, BACK WHEN MUELLER WAS HEAD OF THE F.B.I. AND THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SHOCKED EVERYONE WHO WAS PAYING ATTENTION THAT THERE HAD BEEN OVER 3,000 ABUSES OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY LETTER, WHERE F.B.I. AGENTS HAD JUST WANTED TO DO FISHING EXPEDITIONS, NO CRIME, NO PROBABLE CAUSE, THEY JUST WANTED INFORMATION ABOUT PEOPLE WHEN THE CONSTITUTION DID NOT PERMIT IT. SO THEY SEND A NATIONAL SECURITY LETTER DEMANDING THAT A BANK, A COMPANY, AN INDIVIDUAL GIVE THEM ALL THE INFORMATION ON ANOTHER AMERICAN , JUST BECAUSE THEY WANTED IT. OUTRAGEOUS. AND THAT WE KNOW OCCURRED DURING PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH’S ADMINISTRATION. WHILE MUELLER WAS F.B.I. DIRECTOR. NOW, HE MADE A STATEMENT, GEE, I’LL TAKE ALL BLAME. WELL, HE SHOULD. BECAUSE HE CREATED AN ENVIRONMENT AT THE F.B.I. THAT APPARENTLY ENCOURAGED LAWLESSNESS BY TOP F.B.I. AGENTS. AND IF YOU LOOK AT TED STEVENS, SENATOR FROM ALASKA, WHO WAS FRAMED BY THE F.B.I., AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT DIRECTOR MUELLER DID IN THE AFTERMATH OF FINDING OUT IF HE DID NOT KNOW ALL THE TIME — FINDING OUT, IF HE DID NOT KNOW ALL THE TIME BEFORE THAT THAT WAS GOING ON, THAT TED STEVENS WAS FRAMED, THAT HE WAS NOT GUILTY OF WHAT WAS CHARGED AND THE F.B.I. HAD EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS NOT GUILTY AND THEY COVERED THAT UP AND THEY HELPED CREATE EVIDENCE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS GUILTY. AND THEY TRIED HIM, THEY SAW THAT HE WAS TRIED RIGHT BEFORE HIS ELECTION AND IT LOST HIM 20,000 VOTES. LOST HIS SEAT. THE F.B.I. DID THAT. MUREL’S F.B.I. DID THAT — MUELLER’S — MUELLER’S F.B.I. DID THAT. AND WHEN ONE F.B.I. AGENT WITH A CONSCIENCE POINTED THAT OUT IN AN AFFIDAVIT, THE INJUSTICE THAT OCCURRED BY THE F.B.I., AND HIS SUPERVISOR, WELL, MUELLER’S REWARD FOR THAT F.B.I.’S AGENCY WAS TO DRIVE HIM OUT OF THE F.B.I. AND HIS REWARD FOR THE PERSON THAT, ACCORDING TO THE AFFIDAVIT, HELPED FRAME TED STEVENS WAS THAT THAT F.B.I. AGENT WAS PROMOTED. GOT A BETTER JOB WITH THE F.B.I. APPARENTLY MUELLER LIKES PEOPLE THAT ARE QUITE GOOD AT FRAMING SOMEBODY AND GETTING THEM CONVICTED. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THE WAKE-UP CALL WE NEEDED TO HAVE A HOUSE CLEANING AT THE TOP OF THE F.B.I. BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. SO THE ABUSES GOT WORSE DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. AND YOU HAD THINGS LIKE FAST AND FURIOUS WHERE PEOPLE ACTUALLY ENCOURAGED THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF WEAPONS TO DRUG CARTELS. AND NO ONE EVEN TO THIS DAY HAS EVER BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT. IN FACT, THERE WAS A COVER-UP BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THEN. THEY WOULDN’T LET US HAVE THE DOCUMENTS SO WE COULD SEE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AND IN FACT CONGRESS WAS SO INANE IN ITS EFFORT TO OBTAIN THOSE DOCUMENTS THAT THE BEST JOB, BOTH ON FAST AND FURIOUS AND ON BENGHAZI — THE BENGHAZI COVER-UP, WAS DONE BY JUDICIAL WATCH. THEY GOT MORE DOCUMENTATION OUT OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAN CONGRESS DID. AND WE’RE CHARGED WITH OVERSIGHT. EVEN WHEN REPUBLICANS HAD THE MAJORITY, PEOPLE WERE PUT IN PLACE THAT DID NOT PURSUE JUSTICE AND A CLEANUP OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. SO BY THE TIME PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME ALONG, HE HAD A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT THE TOP THAT CREATED THE RUSSIA HOAX, A FRAUD. AND, AS OTHERS HAVE SAID, WHEN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE F.B.I. CAN WORK AS EFFECTIVELY AT TRYING TO FRAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO HAPPENED TO BE A BILLIONAIRE, THEN MOST OF US WOULD BE IN SEVERE TROUBLE. AND THAT’S THE CASE. AND WE HAVE SEEN IT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. WE HAVE SEEN A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT — OF COURSE CHRISTOPHER WRAY, MY HUMBLE OPINION, WHEN HE WAS PUT IN THERE WITH A JOB OF CLEANING UP THE FINISH, HIS IDEA OF CLEANING UP FOR THE F.B.I. WAS TO SWEEP AS MUCH OF THE DIRT UNDER THE RUG SO THAT PEOPLE COULDN’T SEE IT. JUST LIKE NOW HOMELAND SECURITY AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, THEIR JOB IS NOT TO SECURE THE BORDER UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, THEIR JOB IS NOW TO GET THEM AWAY FROM THE BORDER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE SO THAT PEOPLE DON’T SEE THEM. THEY’RE NOT IN THE NEWS EVERY NIGHT BECAUSE THEY MOVED THEM OUT. AS A BORDER PATROLMAN SAID, THEY’RE LOOKED UPON AS THE DRUG CARTEL, THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS’ LOGISTICS. THE DRUG CARTEL GETS PAID MONEY OR AGREEMENTS TO PAY MONEY FROM PEOPLE THEY BRING, INCLUDING UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, AND THEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THEIR LOGISTICS BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT SHIPS FUTURE DRUG SALERS, TRAFFICKERS, HUMAN TRAFFICERS, SEX TRAFFICKERS, OUR U.S. GOVERNMENT SHIPS THEM AROUND THE UNITED STATES SO THAT THEY CAN GET TO THE TOWN, THE — TOWN THE DRUG CARTELS WANT THEM DOING THEIR DRUG TRAFFICKING, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, OR SEX TRAFFICKING IN. THE THE GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME PART OF THE PROCESS FOR THE DRUG CARTELS, OFTEN TO THE DAMAGE AND DEATH OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. AND PONCHO, VILLA AND HIS MINIONS INVADED NEW MEXICO. GENERAL PERSHING AND HAD A LIEUTENANT NAMED PATTON TO INVADE MEXICO GOING AFTER VILLA AND HIS TROOPS BECAUSE THERE WERE FAMILIES THEY KILLED IN NEW MEXICO. WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DYING FROM FENTANYL COMING FROM MEXICO AND THE ANSWER OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, WE HEARD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO ADD 13 MILES TO THE WALL, BUT OTHERWISE LEAVE OVER 1,000 MILES WITHOUT WALL. BUT THE ANSWER HAS NOT BEEN TO SECURE THE BORDER, THE ANSWER FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TO SAY THAT THE BORDER IS SECURE WHEN ANYBODY WITH EYES TO SEE OR EARS TO HEAR KNOWS THAT’S NOT TRUE. BUT THE GIN JUSTICES THAT HAVE — INJUSTICES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE JANUARY 6 IS A CONTINUATION OF THE GOAL OF THAT ONE WORD OPTICS, THE ONE WORD THAT PREVENTED THE LEADERSHIP FROM HAVING THE NATIONAL GUARD ON HAND TO ENSURE THAT THE CAPITOL WAS NOT INVADED. AND FOR THOSE — WE HAVE HEARD IT IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THAT’S WHY WE HAD VIDEOTAPE, WHICH WE ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, HAD THE VIDEOTAPE OF JOHN SULLIVAN, A TRUMP HATER, WHO HAS BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF GROUPS WHO WANTED TRUMP PULLED OUT OF OFFICE OR AS MR. SULLIVAN PARAPHRASED, WANTED TO HANK HIM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND DO THINGS TO HIM, BUT HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ONES IN THE CAPITOL. HE’S ON VIDEO AND HE WAS BRAGGING, SEE, I TOLD YOU WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS, GETTING INTO THE CAPITOL. HE WAS THERE EGGING ON PEOPLE EVEN AT THE SHOOTING OF THE YOUNG LADY THAT WAS SHOT BY A CAPITOL POLICEMAN. MANY OF US WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE FULL CIRCUMSTANCES OF SO MUCH THAT WENT ON HERE, BUT THE THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF TAPE ARE NOT BEING USED. NOW SOME OF US HAD HEARD THAT THE WONDERFUL OFFICER SICKNICK, THAT HE HAD DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, AND YET IT WAS ALL OVER THE MEDIA THAT HE WAS BEATEN WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND TURNED OUT THAT WAS COMPLETELY FALSE. AND ARTICLE ABOUT THAT BY JULIE KELLY. APRIL 26, HER ARTICLE POINTED OUT, THERE’S NO REASON TO KEEP THESE MEN IN JAIL LET ALONE IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN A D.C. PRISON BECAUSE OF OFFICER SICKNICK’S UNTIMELY DEATH ON JANUARY 7 IS FINALLY SETTLED. BUT THE PROSECUTION OF HIS ALLEGED ATTACKERS RAGES ON. AFTER MONTHS OF DISHONEST ACCOUNTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO OFFICER SICKNICK, FIRST THAT HE WAS BLUDGEONED TO DEATH BY INSURRECTIONISTS BY A FIRE EX BEGINNING ISSUER AND THAT HE DIED AS AN ALLERGIC RESPONSE TO BEAR SPRAY, THE CORONER’S OFFICE CONFIRMED THAT HE DIED FROM A STROKE. THE CHEMICAL SPRAYED DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO HIS DEATH. IN ITS HASTE TO BOLSTER THE NARRATIVE, THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS IN ON THE LIE FROM THE START. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED TWO MEN WITH THE CHEMICAL ATTACK . THEY WERE ARRESTED MARCH 14 AND CHARGED WITH SEVERAL CRIMES, INCLUDING FOUR COUNTS RELATED TO POSSESSION AND USE OF A DEADLY OR DANGEROUS WEAPON AND FOR CONSPIRING AHEAD OF TIME TO USE THE SPRAY AGAINST THE OFFICERS. THEY HAVE BEEN BEHIND BARS EVER SINCE. BOTH WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL WHERE THEY JOINED DOZENS OF JANUARY 6 DETAINEES HELD IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN A D.C. JAIL. THIS IS DATED APRIL 26, A JUDGE WAS CONSIDERING MOTIONS BY THEIR ATTORNEYS AS THEY SIT IN JAIL AWAITING TRIAL. AS REPORTED FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, FEDERAL COURTS, AT THE DIRECTION OF JOE BIDEN’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, ARE DENYING BOND TO NONVIOLENT PROTESTORS AS THEIR CASES CONTINUE, A SLOW SLOG THROUGH AN INTENTIONALLY OVERLOADED D.C. JUDICIAL SYSTEM. THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR TRUMP SUPPORTERS INVOLVED IN THE JANUARY 6 PROTEST LARGELY BASED ON A SUPPOSED THOUGHT CRIME OF DOUBTING THE LEGITIMACY OF THE 2020 ELECTION. AND IF THAT WERE A CRIME, THERE WOULD BE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS ARRESTED AND GONE TO JAIL GOING BACK TO JANUARY OF 2001 WHEN AN OBJECTION WAS MADE TO ELECTORS. THERE WERE NO WOKE CORPORATIONS BACK THEN SAYING THEY WOULD NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH THOSE DEMOCRATS, NOR DID THEY DO THAT AFTER THE DEMOCRAT OBJECTION ON JANUARY 6 OF 2005 OR AFTER THE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF OBJECTIONS ON JANUARY 6 OF 2017. NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE A CRIME, A HEINOUS ACT TO OBJECT UNDER THE RULES AND THE CONSTITUTION? THINGS HAVE GOT TO TURN AROUND IF WE ARE GOING TO SAVE THIS LITTLE EXPERIMENT IN SELF-GOVERNMENT. ANY WAY, DANGEROUS EVIDENCE, THE ARTICLE QUESTIONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ARGUED IN COURT PLEADINGS THAT DEFENDANTS SHOULDN’T HAVE UN FETTERED ACCESS TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF VIDEO EVIDENCE BECAUSE THEY MIGHT PASS ALONG THE INFORMATION TO THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTACK THE CAPITOL AGAIN. INSTEAD, ACCORDING TO A RECENT POLITICO ARTICLE, PROSECUTORS ARE QUOTE, WORKING TO BUILD AN ARCHIVE OF VIDEO THAT WOULD PERMIT DEFENDANTS TO PER RUSE RELEVANT CLIPS BUT RESTRICT THEIR ACCESS AND PERMIT PROSECUTORS A CHANCE TO OBJECT IF THEY FEEL SUCH FOOTAGE WOULD BE USED OR PRESENT A RISK. THAT SOUNDS A GREAT DEAL LIKE THE PROSECUTORS AND F.B.I. WERE SAYING ABOUT TED STEVENS AND THEIR EVIDENCE THAT THEY RESTRICTED HAVING ACCESS TO HIS OWN EVIDENCE THAT WOULD HAVE PROVED HIS INNOCENCE IF AT THE HAD BEEN ALLOWED ALL THE EVIDENCE THAT WAS SEIZED FROM HIS HOME AND OTHER PLACES. ANY WAY, TOWARD THE END OF THE ARTICLE, IT SAYS, CATER’S FAMILY IS ASKING THE COURT TO RELEASE HIM ON A $15 MILLION BOND GUARANTEED BY 16 FAMILY MEMBERS. AS ONE JOURNALIST NOTED, THAT AMOUNT IS THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S BAIL. JUDGE TOMORROW AS HOGAN WILL HEAR THE CASE ON TUESDAY AND DECIDE WHETHER TO KEEP THE TWO MEN BEHIND BARS UNTIL THEIR NEXT COURT DATE OR CONFINE THEM TO HOME DETENTION. THERE IS NO REASON TO KEEP THEM IN JAIL LET ALONE IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. CHERRY PICKED EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE WEAPON CHARGES AGAINST THEM. THE CHIEF INVESTIGATOR CONFESSED THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT THE CAN OF SPRAY EVER WAS USED OR THAT CATER SPRAYED IT AT ANYONE INCLUDING POLICE OFFICERS. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S REFUSAL TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE VIDEO EVIDENCE RAISES PLENTY OF RED FLAGS. NEITHER MAN HAS NO CRIMINAL RECORD. THEY POSE NO THREAT TO SOCIETY. THEIR ONLY CRIME AS IS THE CASE WITH HUNDREDS OF NONVIOLENT CAPITOL PROTESTORS WAS SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP AND DARING TO QUESTION THE VALIDITY OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, A DOUBT SHARED BY TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. SO WE’VE GOT FEDERAL JUDGES THAT ARE PLAYING ALONG WITH THIS WHOLE OUTRAGEOUS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE FOR HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS THAT WERE CONCERNED, AS DEMOCRATS WERE IN 2001, 2005, 2017. BUT FORTUNATELY FOR THEM, REPUBLICANS DIDN’T TRY TO CREATE A FEDERAL CRIME OUT OF QUESTIONING ELECTION RESULTS. JULIE KELLY HAS DONE EXTRAORDINARY RESEARCH ON WHAT HAS OCCURRED SINCE JANUARY 6 AND ON JANUARY 6. SOME POINTS THAT SHE HAS FOUND, ON APRIL 28, 2021, PAUL HEARD A RAUCUS IN HIS HOUSE, CLAD IN HIS PAJAMAS HE WENT DOWNSTAIRS AND HE WAS CONFRONTED BY AT LEAST A DOZEN OF F.B.I. AGENTS SOME POINTING GUNS AT HIM AND HIS WIFE. THE COUPLE ALONG WITH THEIR HOUSE GUESTS INCLUDING A TEENAGER WERE HANDCUFFED. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE BEING UNFAIRLY TREATED? WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE SINCE JANUARY 6 BY ANY DEMOCRAT WHO EVEN OUR VICE PRESIDENT WAS RAISING MONEY TO PAY THEIR BAIL IN PLACES WHERE THERE WAS NOT JUST LOOTING, THERE WAS BURNING, THERE WAS PHYSICAL ASSAULTS, LIKE IN MISSOURI, DEATH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. BUT THEY WERE PLACED IN SEPARATE HOMES IN THEIR HOME IN ALASKA WITHOUT LEGAL COUNSEL, WITHOUT THE CHANCE TO INSPECT THE WARRANT. PAUL AND MARILYN WERE INTERROGATED ABOUT THEIR WASHINGTON, D.C.’S TRIP AND ATTENDED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH AND THEY DID WHAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DID IN JANUARY 6. THEY TRAVELED TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL JUST LIKE ALL THE LEFTISTS DID THAT DID SUCH DAMAGE AND TRIED TO PHYSICALLY ASSAULT SOME OF US HERE IN THE CAPITOL LAST YEAR. NOT ONLY WERE THEY NOT PUNISHED, THOSE OF US THAT WERE BEING THREATENED AND PEOPLE RUNNING AFTER US, WE WERE NOT PROTECTED AT ALL. BUT PAUL AND MARILYN, AS THEY WERE SO UNFAIRLY AND UNJUSTLY TREATED BY THE F.B.I. AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE F.B.I. CLAIMED THEY WERE LOOKING FOR NANCY PELOSI’S STOLEN LAPTOP AND SAID MARILYN LOOKED LIKE A WOMAN WHO WAS IN THE CAPITOL THAT WAS A SUSPECT, BUT THE PHOTOS, THE PHOTOS THAT THE F.B.I. FINALLY PRESENTED EVENTUALLY, IT WAS CLEAR, THAT WASN’T MARILYN. THAT WASN’T PAUL. THEY DIDN’T TAKE THE LAPTOP, YET THEIR FREEDOM WAS TAKEN FROM THEM TO TEACH A LESSON. AGENTS THREATENED BOTH PAUL AND MARILYN AND THE TEENAGER THAT WAS THERE, THEY THREATENED THEM WITH LEGAL RECOURSE AND RANSACKED THEIR HOME AND TOOK THEIR CELL PHONES AND COMPUTERS AND TOOK A COPY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, WHICH THEY SHOULD READ IT AND UNDERSTAND IT. THE HOOPERS HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH ANY CRIME, BUT MORE THAN 400 AMERICANS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH VARIOUS OFFENSES RELATING TO JANUARY 6. MOST FACE NONVIOLENT TRESPASSING AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGES. BUT YESTERDAY, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF AN ACTIVE DUTY UNITED STATES MARINE STATIONED AT QUANTICO FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROTEST THAT DAY. . . BUT ONLY POLITICAL PROTESTS BY REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES. THEY’RE DESTROYING THE LIVES OF AMERICAN FAMILIES, THEY’RE WEAPONIZING THE EVENTS OF JANUARY 6 TO SILENCE TRUMP-SUPPORTING AMERICANS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT. MICHAEL SCHERR WIN, THE ACTING U.S. — SCHERRWIN, THE ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY, WHO HANDLED THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF THE CAPITOL BREACH PROBE, BRAGGED THAT HIS OFFICE ARRESTED AT LEAST 100 PEOPLE BETWEEN JAFFER — BETWEEN JANUARY 6 AND JANUARY 20 TO STOP PEOPLE COMING TO D.C. TO PROTEST JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION. QUOTE, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS SHOCK AND AWE, THAT WE COULD CHARGE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE 20TH AND IT WORKED. BECAUSE WE SAW THROUGH THE MEDIA POSTS THAT PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO COME TO D.C. BECAUSE IF THEY GO THERE, WE’RE GOING TO GET CHARGED. UNQUOTE. THAT’S ONLY PART OF WHAT’S HAPPENING. DOZENS OF AMERICANS HAVE BEEN HAULED OUT OF THEIR HOMES, TRANSPORTED TO WASHINGTON, D.C., AND HELD IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR MONTHS, AWAITING DELAYED TRIALS WITH NO END IN SIGHT. NEARLY ALL HAVE NO CRIMINAL RECORD. SOME ARE VETERANS. AND EX-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS THROWING THE BOOK AT THEM. EVEN WORSE, FEDERAL JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS ARGUE THAT THESE FOLKS ARE A DANGER TO SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY DOUBTED THE OUTCOME OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. IN ONE CASE AGAINST A MAN WHO DIDN’T EVEN ENTER THE BUILDING, A FEDERAL JUDGE NONETHELESS DENIED BOND AND SAID THIS, QUOTE, THIS IS AN OFFENSE THAT AT THE BOTTOM WAS AN ATTEMPT TO STOP DEMOCRACY FROM MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE UNHAPPY ABOUT THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION. I DON’T THINK THE DEFENDANT WILL FOLLOW MY CONDITIONS IF HE BELIEVES I AM PART OF THIS MACHINE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. WELL, THAT JUDGE OUGHT TO BE PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THAT JUDGE IS ACTING. NOT AS A JUDGE, BUT AS AN ADVOCATE. AS A PART AND PARCEL OF THIS — YOU COULD CALL IT A CONSPIRACY BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE WORKING TO SILENCE ANYBODY THAT SUPPORTED DONALD TRUMP. THAT’S ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW GOVERNMENT LAWYERS AND JUDGES ARE CRIMINALIZING SOMEONE’S BELIEF ABOUT THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. AND IT’S MUCH LIKE THE U.S. ATTORNEY WHO IS SAYING, YOU KNOW, THEY CHARGE ENOUGH PEOPLE , THEN TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE WILLING TO COME BACK OUT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY’LL GET CHARGED. WE HAVE IN THIS CITY POLITICAL PRISONERS HELD HOSTAGE BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT. VICTIMS OF AN UNEQUAL SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN A COUNTRY WHERE RIOTERS AND LOOTERS ON LEFT ARE LET OFF THE HOOK, EVEN CONSIDERED HEROES, WHILE THOSE ON THE RIGHT ARE CONSIDERED HARDINNED CRIMINALS WITHOUT ANY RECORD — HARDENED CRIMINALS WITHOUT ANY RECORD BEFORE A TRIAL CAN EVEN BEGIN. HERE’S HOW ONE DEFENSE ATTORNEY DESCRIBED THE CONDITIONS AT THE D.C. TREATMENT FACILITY. DETAINEES ARE HELD IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR 23 HOURS A DAY. THEY CANNOT SHOWER OR SHAVE REGULARLY. SOME HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED BY PRISON GUARDS. THEY CANNOT PLAY A ROLE IN THEIR OWN DEFENSE, THEY HAVE NO REGULAR ACCESS TO TABLETS, TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR LAWYERS OR FAMILY MEMBERS. IN-PERSON MEETINGS WITH COUNSEL IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN DEFENDANTS AND LAWYERS ARE OVERHEARD BY OTHER DEFENDANTS AND THEIR LAWYERS, IN ADDITION TO PRISON GUARDS. IN A DETENTION HEARING ON MAY 11, FOR THE TWO MEN ACCUSED OF USING PEPPER SPRAY AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS, AGAINST THE LATE OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK, ONE DEFENSE LAWYER TOLD THE JUDGE HE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK WITH HIS CLIENT FOR TWO WEEKS. THEY WERE ARRESTED IN MARCH FOR ALLEGEDLY SPRAYING THE OFFICERS . THEY’RE STILL BEING HELD IN D.C. JAIL FOR WEEKS, AWAITING TRIAL. THIS WEEK FEDERAL — A FEDERAL JUDGE DENIED BAIL TO BOTH DEFENDANTS. ONE FAMILY WAS WILLING TO PUT UP A $15 MILLION BOND PACKAGE. NEITHER MAN HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD. BUT YOU HAVE A JUDGE AND A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WITH AN AGENDA AND SO WHAT THESE MEN ARE GETTING IS NOT ONLY NOT BOND, BUT THEY’RE GETTING THE MOST INJUSTICE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CAN THROW AT THEM. THEY NEVER EVEN WENT INSIDE THE BUILDING AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS YET TO PROVE THEIR CASE AT ALL. THE JUDGE BASICALLY TRIED THE CASE HIMSELF THIS WEEK WITHOUT EITHER DEFENDANT PRESENT. JUDGE HOGAN SAID THE MEN ARE A DANGER TO SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY ATTEMPTED TO HALT THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. WELL, IF THAT WERE A CRIME, WE WOULD HAVE DOZENS OF DEMOCRATS WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR COMING IN HERE, THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT ONE PARTY CAME IN, TOOK OVER THE HOUSE FLOOR, AND PREVENTED A SESSION FROM TAKING PLACE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE, NEVER HAPPENED SINCE. OF COURSE, THE ELECTION DIDN’T GO TOO WELL FOR DEMOCRATS AFTER THAT. WE HAD A VERY WEAK SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AT THE TIME WHO KEPT SAYING, THOSE PEOPLE WILL BE PUNISHED FOR THEIR IMPROPRY ITITIES — IMPRO PRYITIES, FOR THEIR — IMPRO PRIORITIES FOR THEIR UNETHICAL AND UNRULY BEHAVIOR. THERE WERE A DOZEN OR MORE RULES OF THE HOUSE THAMP VIOLATED BY DEMOCRATS, BY MOST OF THE DEMOCRATS. YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SIT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR, ON THE FLOOR ITSELF. YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BRING FOOD. HECK, FOOD WAS CATERED IN HERE. YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE PICTURES IN HERE. THERE WERE NOT ONLY PICTURES TAKEN, BUT THERE WAS A BROADCAST GOING ON FROM THE HOUSE FLOOR. RULE AFTER RULE WERE BROKEN. BUT THERE COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN CRIMINAL CHARGES. BUT NONE WERE MADE. NONE OF US FILED ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES. EVEN THOUGH THE INSURRECTIONISTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAME IN HERE AND PREVENTED THE HOUSE FROM DOING BUSINESS FOR 24 HOURS. PAUL RYAN KEPT SAYING HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT, IT HE NEVER DID. — ABOUT IT, HE NEVER DID. NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN PUNISHED FOR THE MASSIVE IMPRIORITIES THAT TOOK PLACE. BUT IF WE’RE BEING TO — GOING TO CHARGE PEOPLE FOR PREVENTING — AND MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE FINALLY BEING CHARGED WITH PREVENTING, YOU KNOW, OR CONSPIRING TO PREVENT CONGRESS FROM TAKING ACTION. WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT MANY OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS DID THAT DAY WHEN THEY PREVENTED FOR 24 HOURS US FROM GOING INTO SESSION HERE. THE FACT IS I DIDN’T AND WOULDN’T ADVOCATE THAT ANY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVES BE CHARGED OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED CRIMINALLY. THERE WERE RULE VIOLATIONS, I FELT LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED BY ETHICS. BUT I WOULD NOT WANT CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST OTHER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, FOR THE VERY THINGS THAT TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE BEING CHARGED WITH. I WOULD HAVE FELT THAT WAS INAPPROPRIATE AGAINST DEMOCRAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THEN AND I FEEL LIKE IT’S INAPPROPRIATE FOR THOSE WHO WERE NONVIOLENT, AT LEAST MANY OF THEM, WHO, YOU KNOW, IS A MISDEMEANOR. IT SHOULD BE. BUT THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE IT, FOR OPTICS PURPOSES, INTO SOME KIND OF JUSTIFICATION FOR HAVING METAL DETECTORS OUT HERE, EVEN THOUGH THEY OUGHT TO BE OTHER PLACES. CAPITOL POLICE OUGHT TO BE OTHER PLACES. BUT IT’S A GREAT DEAL LIKE — I LOOK AROUND AT ANYBODY THAT’S NOT SPEAKING AS TO — HAS TO WEAR A MASK, BECAUSE OF OPTICS. WE WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THERE’S THIS GRAVE, GREAT DANGER HERE. THAT’S WHY THE FENCE. TOOK THE OUTER FENCE DOWN, INNER FENCE IS STILL AROUND HERE. WE HAVE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS THAT COULD BE HELPING SECURE OUR BORDER, THAT DOESN’T VIOLATE ANYTHING, BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE ENFORCING OUR BORDER AGAINST NON-AMERICAN CITIZENS. THEY COULD BE DOWN THERE HELPING SECURE THE BORDER BUT INSTEAD THEY’RE STUCK AROUND HERE, PARKING GARAGES, I SEE THEM IN THE PARKING GARAGE ALL THE TIME. THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS. AND WHY ARE THEY ALL HERE STILL AFTER ALL THIS TIME? OPTICS. OPTICS. IT WAS NOT AS — IT WAS NOT, AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID WHEN HE SIGNED A BILL, TO BE USED AGAINST POLITICAL PROTESTERS. BUT THAT’S EXACTLY — EXACTLY WHAT’S BEING DONE RIGHT NOW. THE BILL DID NOT APPLY TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO OCCUPIED THE SENATE AND TRIED TO STOP THE CONFIRMATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH IN 2018. IT DIDN’T APPLY TO PROTESTERS WHO TRIED TO STOP HIS SWEARING-IN BY BANGING ON THE DOORS OF THE SUPREME COURT. IT DIDN’T APPLY TO ANY OF THE PROTESTS WE’VE SEEN OVER THE YEARS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. BUT PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE ON THAT DAY ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THAT OFFENSE, A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 20 YEARS IN JAIL. THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO MISREPRESENT WHAT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6. BUT IT’S NEARLY 200 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH, AND I’M QUOTING, OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING. AND THAT’S THE VAGUE LAW THAT PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED INTO LAW IN 2002. IT WAS AIMED AT WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS AFTER THE ENRON SCANDAL. AND YET IT’S BEING USED ONLY AGAINST PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP. NONE OF THOSE WHO OFFICIALLY OBSTRUCTED THE HOUSE CHAMBER FOR 24 HOURS, WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WELL. THE CLAIM ABOUT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER BEING USED TO MURDER OFFICER SICKNICK EVEN MADE IT INTO THE DEMOCRATS’ IMPEACHMENT MEMO. BUT IT WAS A LIE. WE FINALLY LEARNED HE DIED TRAGICALLY AT THE AGE OF 42 OF A STROKE. THE THREE OTHER PEOPLE DID NOT DIE BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY. TWO DIED OF HEART FAILURE, ONE DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE. THERE’S NO EVIDENCE, AS HAS BEEN SAID ON JANUARY 7, THAT THIS WAS AN ARMED INSURRECTION. ARMED MEANING WITH FIREARMS. THERE WERE NO FIREARMS. OF COURSE BRUNO KUA HAD A LITTLE BATON. HE DIDN’T USE IT AGAINST ANYBODY. BUT HE STILL IS BEING CHARGED WITH USING A DEADLY WEAPON. NOT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH BRINGING A FIREARM TO THE CAPITOL. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH CARRYING OR USING THINGS LIKE MACE OR A HELMET, BUT NO ONE BROUGHT A GUN INTO THIS BUILDING. AND WE STILL HAVE NO ONE IN CUSTODY FOR ALLEGEDLY PLANTING INOPERABLE PIPE BOMBS NEAR THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE D.N.C. AND THE R.N.C. WHAT WAS ALL THAT ABOUT? SOMEONE’S TRIED TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT NORMALLY PEOPLE DON’T PUT BOMBS THAT DON’T WORK OUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE THEM UNLESS IT’S SIMPLY FOR THE OPTICS. NOW WHEN THEY’RE SERIOUS THEY DO WHAT THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND WHEN THEY SET OFF A BOMB IN THE U.S. SENATE. TO ME, THAT WAS OF AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY, WHEN IN THIS VERY ROOM, TERRORISTS FROM PUERTO RICO CAME IN HERE AND SHOT FOUR HOUSE MEMBERS, FOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SHOT IN THIS ROOM IN 1954. TO ME THAT WAS MORE OF AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY, FOR THE PRESIDENT’S INFORMATION, WHEN PEARL HARBOR OCCURRED, THAT WAS MORE AND TWO TO 300 PEOPLE WERE KILLED. THAT WAS MORE OF AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY THAN THE PROTESTS OF JANUARY 6. WHEN 9/11 OCCURRED AND I KNOW IT HAS BEEN OCCURRED SO LONG AGO AND PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT 9/11. 3,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, THE PENTAGON WAS HIT, THE TWO WORLD TRADE CENTERS WERE HIT. THOUSANDS DIED, THAT WAS MORE OF AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY. NOW I JUST WANT THE PRESIDENT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THINGS WORSE THAN PEOPLE WITHOUT ANY FIREARMS COMING INTO A BUILDING. NOW, I HAVE BEEN A JUDGE, I WOULDN’T PUT UP WITH THAT KIND OF ACTIVITY, DISRUPTION. SURE PEOPLE GO TO JAIL FOR THAT. THEY WOULD NOT — WOULDN’T BE CHARGED WITH A FELONY, BUT CERTAINLY MISDEMEANORS. SO THERE IS PUNISHMENT THAT SHOULD AND COULD BE USED, BUT NOT INNOCENT PEOPLE. NOT LIKE PAUL AND MARIAN. F.B.I. SWARMED THEIR HOME AND TOOK THEIR STUFF. IT’S JUST SO WRONG. WELL, THE COVERUP OF THE VIDEO THAT WAS AVAILABLE HERE IN THE CAPITOL, THEY COULDN’T ESTABLISH WHAT ALL WENT ON. IT’S ATROCIOUS. AND I HAVE GOT SO MANY FRIENDS IN THE CAPITOL POLICE. THEY’RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. I ADMIRE THEM GREATLY. BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS APPARENTLY THAT ARE COVERING UP VIDEO OF WHAT WENT ON HERE. AND NOW EVEN THE NEWS MEDIA IS ASKING THE D.C. DISTRICT COURT FOR ACCESS FOR VIDEO EVIDENCE PRESENTED IN VIRTUAL COURT PROCEEDINGS. AS ONE OF MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES SAID IN THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT HEARING, WE NEED TO RELEASE ALL THE TAPES SO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE DISTURBANCE ON JANUARY 6. THERE’S NO DOUBT PEOPLE CAME HERE ON JANUARY 6 TO CAUSE TROUBLE. MOST DID NOT COME HERE TO CAUSE TROUBLE. MOST CAME HERE TO PROTEST IN THE MANNER THAT I HAVE ADVOCATED FOR YEARS AND THAT IS THE EFFECTIVE MANNER THAT DR. KING ADVOCATED FOR. SO MUCH MORE IS DONE BY PEACEFUL PROTESTS. BUT AMERICANS NEED TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD. AND THIS POWER HUNGRY GROUP OCCUPYING POSITIONS OF POWER IN D.C. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE WANTING TO INTIMIDATE AND USE INJUSTICE FOR THEIR OWN POLITICAL PURPOSES . THE OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF PEOPLE CAUGHT UP IN THIS QUOTE, UNPRECEDENTED INVESTIGATION, AS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROMISES, THEY ARE ACTUALLY NONVIOLENT, PEACEFUL AMERICANS WHOSE ONLY GRIME WAS SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP AND CONCERN ABOUT THE FRAUD DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN TELLING US ABOUT IN ELECTIONS FOR MANY YEARS. AN ARTICLE FROM APRIL 12, JULIE KELLY, INDEFINITE INCARCERATION FOR PROTESTORS WITH WRONG POLITICS. GREAT ARTICLE DOCUMENTS ABOUT DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING DEATH THREATS. THE PRESS HAVE HELPED BRING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF CALAMENTS ON PEOPLE WHOSE CRIME WAS BEING CONCERNED ABOUT THE ELECTION AND BEING HERE AND PEACEFULLY PROTESTING. BUT THE DOCUMENTS SOME OF THE TRAVESTIES THAT ARE OCCURRING WITH SOME PEOPLE WHOSE ONLY CRIME WAS ABOUT FAIRNESS IN THE ELECTION IN AMERICA. AS CAPITOL DEFENDANTS ROT IN D.C. JAIL, PORTLAND RIOTERS GET LENIENCY AND DOCUMENTS HOW LENIENT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, SAME JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LOCKING UP PEOPLE IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT THAT REALLY DIDN’T COMMIT THE ACTIONS THEY ARE CHARGED WITH. THAT SAME JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING EASY ON THE LOOTERS AND THE DESTROYERS IN PORTLAND. ARTICLE, APRIL 19, FROM INSURRECTIONISTS TO INTERRUPTIONISTS AND THAT IS GOING TO BE THE CHARGE THAT ENDS UP SICKING IN CONGRESS. THEY OBSTRUCTED CONGRESS FROM THEIR JOBS, NOT FOR 24 HOURS LIKE DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT KEPT US FROM HAVING A SESSION IN HERE FOR 24 HOURS, NOT LIKE THAT, BUT FOR A MATTER OF HOURS UNTIL THINGS WERE UNDER CONTROL AND WE WERE BACK IN NO TIME, BACK HERE IN THIS CHAMBER DOING OUR BUSINESS. BUT THE F.B.I. THE HOMER COUPLE’S HOME. THAT WAS WITH GUNS DRAWN. HERE’S THIS 18-YEAR-OLD BRUNO KUA, THE COMPLAINT I HAVE HERE, HE IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON A FEDERAL OFFICER, YET THERE’S BEEN NO EVIDENCE OF ANY ASSAULT ON A FEDERAL OFFICER. CIVIL DISORDER, OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING. THAT’S THE ONE — JULIE KELLY SAYS THEY HAVE GONE FROM INSURRECTIONISTS TO INTERRUPTIONISTS. THEY REMAINED ON THE FLOOR OR GALLERY ON THE THE FLOOR, ENGAGED IN PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, OBSTRUCT OR IMPEDE PASSAGE AND PARADE, DEMONSTRATE OR PICKET ON CAPITOL GROUNDS. SO THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE COME TO LOCKING UP THIS 18-YEAR-OLD WITH NO CRIMINAL HISTORY WHATSOEVER. INTERESTING IN BRUNEA KUA’S CASE, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS ARGUING SINCE HE HAD BEGUN TO BE HOME SCHOOLED BEFORE JANUARY 6 AND AS THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SINCE TEACHERS ARE REFUSING IN SO MANY PLACES TO COME TEACH THEM, THAT’S USED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO SAY THAT YOU CAN’T ALLOW THIS GUY TO BE RELEASED, THIS DANGEROUS 18-YEAR-OLD WITH NO CRIMINAL HISTORY, SAID, BUT LOOK AT HIS SOCIAL MEDIA AND HE IS BEING HOME SCHOOLED. SO YOU CAN’T RELEASE HIM HOME, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE HE CAME FROM. THAT WOULD BE TERRIBLE. AND YET, IN PORTLAND, THEY ARE LETTING PEOPLE GO RIGHT AND LEFT WITH LONG CRIMINAL HISTORIES AND WITH ACTUAL VIOLENCE THAT THEY COMMITTED. ANY WAY, RICK MANNING HAS A GOOD ARTICLE ON MAY 12, BIDEN’S AMERICA REEMBLES THE BAD OLD DAYS OF 1973. I KEEP EXPECTING OUR PRESIDENT TO SAY WE NEED TO PUT OUT BIG PENS WITH THE LETTERS W I.N. THAT STOOD FOR WHIP INFLATION NOW. AND THAT DIDN’T WORK. WEARING A OPINION WITH W.I.N. DID NOT WHIP INFLATION. JIMMY CARTER DIDN’T FIX A PROBLEM WITH A LACK OF ENERGY. THAT DIDN’T WORK. BUT THAT’S THE KIND OF THING WE ARE HEADED BACK TO. THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INJUSTICE. AND I WOULD THINK FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE OBSTRUCTED AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING ON THE HOUSE FLOOR UNDER THE DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADERSHIP THAT FOR FAR LONGER DISRUPTED THE HOUSE PROCEEDING, VIOLATING COUNTLESS HOUSE RULES, I WOULD THINK THAT IS IN SOMEONE’S BACKGROUND THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED THAT CRIME THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING CHARGED WITH, THAT WE GET A LOT MORE SYMPATHY FROM OUR COLLEAGUES FROM ACROSS THE AISLE. MANY WERE NOT HERE THEN, BUT THE ONES THAT WERE COMMITTED THAT CRIME, HAVE IT A LITTLE EASIER ON THOSE WHO INTERRUPTED US THAT DAY. I YIELD BACK.

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Thought I’d post something so WordPress doesn’t think I’ve abandoned it.

CLA Radio 07/27/18: Hollywoodland

What: Songs about Hollywood. We begin with short tribute (sort of) narrated by the previous FLOTUS.

When: Friday, July 27, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here. (Set List items marked with an asterisk are not included on the Spotify playlist.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

* Ed Wood (1994) – No Permit
Don Swan – Hooray For Hollywood (Cha-Cha) – Ultra Lounge Mambo Fever
The Standells – Riot On Sunset Strip – Taboo Garage Vol 4
Bud Shank, Chet Baker – Hollywood – The James Dean Story
Hollywood Squares – Hollywood Square – Soul Jazz Records Presents PUNK 45
Tom Waits – Heartattack And Vine – Heartattack And Vine
* Bowfinger (1999) – Spearchucker Says Hello
Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane – Burn Hollywood Burn – Fear Of A Black Planet
Ry Cooder – Down In Hollywood – Bop Till You Drop
Warren Zevon – Desperados Under The Eaves – Warren Zevon
The Clash – The Right Profile – London Calling
* Sunset Blvd (1950) – It’s The Pictures That Got Small
Elvis Costello – B-Movie – Get Happy
Buck Owens – Act Naturally – All-Time Greatest Hits
* Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Trailer
Eagles – Hollywood Waltz – One Of These Nights
Ryan Adams – Goodnight Hollywood Blvd – Gold
10cc – Somewhere In Hollywood – Sheet Music
The Byrds – Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood – The Byrds
* The Big Lebowski (1998) – Jesus Moves To Hollywood
Courtney Love – Sunset Strip – America’s Sweetheart
Misfits – Hollywood Babylon – Static Age
Lee Ann Womack – Hollywood – The Lonely The Lonesome
Carl Perkins – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby – Original Golden Hits
The Blasters – Hollywood Bed – The Blasters
* LA Confidential (1997) – Nothing Too Original This Is Hollywood
The Runaways – Hollywood – Queens Of Noise
David Bowie – Fame – Young Americans
* Sunset Blvd (1950) – Have They Forgotten What a Star Looks Like
Hole – Celebrity Skin – Celebrity Skin
The Avett Brothers – Fisher Road To Hollywood – True Sadness
The Doors – LA Woman – LA Woman
* Sunset Blvd (1950) – No One Ever Leaves a Star
Robbie Fulks – She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died) – Country Love Songs
Kool and The Gang – Hollywood Swinging – Wild And Peaceful
Doris Day – Hooray For Hollywood – Hooray For Hollywood
* Barton Fink (1991) – Trailer
Max Steiner – Madness – The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
* Mulholland Dr (2001) – Trailer
Warren Zevon – The French Inhaler – Warren Zevon
The Kinks – Celluloid Heroes – Everybody’s In Show-Biz

CLA Radio 06/29/18: Banjo

What: Mostly banjo music, or music that has a banjo somewhere in the song — some old timey, some newish — with a ‘couple a cappella tunes thrown in.

Special thanks to Traveling Cynic for the able assist with the set list.

When: Friday, June 29, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here. (Set List items marked with an asterisk are not included on the Spotify playlist.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

* Intro (Music Bed: Chris Pandolfi – Open C – Instrumental Bluegrass Banjo)
* Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small (excerpt) – Let’s Get Small
Neil Young – For The Turnstiles – On The Beach
The Stanley Brothers – Somebody Touched Me – Gloryland 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics
Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers – Atheists Don’t Have No Songs – Rare Bird Alert
IIIrd Tyme Out – When I Cross Over Jordan – Erase The Miles
Gillian Welch – My First Lover – Time (The Revelator)
Dock Boggs – Danville Girl – His Folkways Years 1963-1968
Led Zeppelin – Gallows Pole – Led Zeppelin III
Uncle Dave Macon – Carve That Possum – Go Long Mule
Danny Barnes – Caveman – Pizza Box
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires – The Nasville Sound
Alison Krauss and Union Station – The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn – New Favorite
Angaleena Presley – Wrangled – Wrangled
Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn – For Children No 3 Quasi Adagio No 10 Allegro Molto
Dock Boggs – New Prisoner’s Song – His Folkways Years 1963-1968
Ralph Stanley – Room At The Top Of The Stairs – The Definitive Collection
* Duck Soup (1933) – To War (excerpt)
The Steeldrivers – Peacemaker – Reckless
The Who – Squeeze Box – The Who By Numbers
Tony Trischka – Bon Aqua Blues – Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Eagles – Midnight Flyer – On The Border
Flatt and Scruggs – God Loves His Children – The Complete Early Recordings Doxy
Noam Pikelny, Aoife O’Donovan – Fish And Bird – Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail
Sarah Jarosz – Annabelle Lee – Follow Me Down
Steve Martin – Clawhammer Medley – The Crow
Bela Fleck And The Flecktones – Improv, Prelude From Bach Viola Partita 3 – Live At The Quick
Charlie Poole, The North Carolina Ramblers – If The River Was Whiskey – You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me
Roscoe Holcomb – Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Classic Piedmont Blues From Smithsonian Folkways
The New Lost City Ramblers – Rabbit Chase – 50 Years Where Do Come From
Sarah Jarosz – Fuel The Fire – Build Me Up From The Bones
Alison Krauss and Union Station – Take Me For Longing – New Favorite
Old Crow Medicine Show – Carry Me Back To Virginia – Carry Me Back
Turnpike Troubadours – Gin, Smoke, Lies – Goodbye Normal Street
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley – Maple On The Hill – I Feel Like Singing Today
JD Crowe and The New South – Old Home Place – JD Crowe and The New South
Rhiannon Giddens – At The Purchaser’s Option – Freedom Highway
* David Stringbean Akeman – Little Liza Jane
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs – I’m Going To Make Heaven My Home – 50 Years…

CLA Radio 06/15/18: 1969

What: Some of the better music of 1969, plus some audio bits thrown in. A longer-than-usual show that runs about 2 hours and 50 minutes or so.

When: Friday, June 15, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here. (Set List items marked with an asterisk are not included on the Spotify playlist.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Led Zeppelin – Your Time Is Gonna Come, Black Mountain Side – Led Zeppelin
* 1969 TV Ad – Schlitz
Aretha Franklin – Crazy He Calls Me – Soul ’69
Fairport Convention – Fotheringay – What We Did On Our Holidays
* 1969 Show Promo – Doris Day
Cream – Politician (Live) – Goodbye Cream
The Beach Boys – Our Prayer – 20 20
* 1969 Show Promo – The Mod Squad
The Temptations – Cloud Nine – Cloud Nine
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Wheels – The Gilded Palace Of Sin
* 1969 Chevrolet TV Ad
The Byrds – Nashville West – Dr Byrds And Mr Hyde
Steppenwolf – Rock Me – At Your Birthday Party
* 1969 TV Ad – Glo-Coat
13 Floor Elevators – Never Another – Bull Of The Woods
Frank Sinatra – For Once In My Life – My Way
* 1969 TV Ad – PanAm
James Brown – Licking Stick – Say It Loud
Bob Dylan – Country Pie – Nashville Skyline
* 1969 TV Ad – Kelloggs Corn Flakes
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – Uncle Meat Main Title Theme – Uncle Meat
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – The Voice Of Cheese – Uncle Meat
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – Dog Breath In The Year Of The Plague – Uncle Meat
Townes Van Zandt – Tecumseh Valley – Our Mother The Mountain
Muddy Waters – Blues And Trouble – After The Rain
* 1969 TV Ad – Pam
Poco – Early Times – A Good Feelin’ To Know
John Stewart – July You’re A Woman – California Bloodlines
Grateful Dead – China Cat Sunflower – Aoxomoxoa
* 1969 TV Ad – Gilette
Johnny Winter – Back Door Friend – Johnny Winter
Otis Redding – Direct Me – Love Man
Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Unhalfbricking
The Doors – Running Blue – The Soft Parade
* Neil Armstrong 072069
Yes – A Venture – The Yes Album
Jethro Tull – Back To The Family – Stand Up
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Tombstone Shadow – Green River
* CBS News 081869 – Woodstock
Otis Rush – Working Man – Mourning In The Morning
Blind Faith – Had To Cry Today – Blind Faith
Harry Nilsson – Fairfax Rag – Harry
The Band – When You Awake – The Band
The Beatles – Her Majesty – Abbey Road
* 1969 Mets
The Kinks – Drivin’ – Arthur
Frank Zappa – Little Umbrellas – Hot Rats
Pink Floyd – The Narrow Way Pt 2 – Ummagumma
* 1969 Show Promo – Marcus Welby
Johnny Winter – Hustled Down In Texas – Second Winter
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Feelin’ Blue – Willy And The Poor Boys
Joe Cocker – Dear Landlord – Joe Cocker
Jefferson Airplane – Eskimo Blue Day – Volunteers
* CBS News Roger Mudd 120169 – Lottery Draft
The Rolling Stones – Country Honk – Let It Bleed
Fairport Convention – Farewell Farewell – Liege And Lief

CLA Radio 06/01/18: Color

What: Songs about colors.

When: Friday, June 1, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here.

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Seasick Steve – Big Green And Yeller – Man From Another Time
Jessie Mae Hemphill – Black Cat Bone – She-Wolf
Dock Bogg – Little Black Train – His Folkway Years 1963-1968
The Blasters – Long White Cadillac – The Blasters Collection
Los Bravos – Black Is Black – Black Is Black
Lucinda Williams – Blue – 107.1 KGSR Broadcasts
Procol Harum – Whiter Shade Of Pale – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Tom Waits – Red Shoes By The Drugstore – Blue Valentine
Loretta Lynn – Little Red Shoes – Van Lear Rose
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane – My Little Brown Book – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Booker T and The MG’s – Green Onions – Green Onions, Behave Yourself
Artie Shaw, Helen Forrest – Deep Purple – The Essential Artie Shaw
Bob Paisley, Southern Grass – My Home’s Across The Blue Ridge Mountains – Live In Holland
Jimi Hendrix – Red House – Blues
Elvis Costello – Almost Blue – Imperial Bedroom
Emmylou Harris – Shores Of White Sand – All I Intended To Be
Badfinger – Baby Blue – Straight Up
Weird Al Yankovic – White and Nerdy – Straight Outta Lynwood
Pistol Annies – Beige – Hell On Heels
The Byrds – Chestnut Mare – Untitled Unissued
The Beatles – For You Blue – Let It Be
Pixies – Greens And Blues – Indie Cindy
Elvis Costello – (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes – My Aim Is True
King Crimson – Red – Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of The Monkey Mind
Lead Belly – Grey Goose – Take This Hammer The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
The Beatles – Baby’s In Black – Beatles For Sale
Wanda Jackson – Silver Threads And Golden Needles – The Ultimate Collection
IIIrd Tyme Out – Little Black Train – Grandpa’s Mandolin
The Psychadelic Furs – Pretty In Pink – Pretty In Pink
Billie Holiday – Blue Turning Grey Over You – Billie’s Blues
Loudon Wainwright III – Red Guitar – Album III
Willie Nelson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Red Headed Stranger
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell – Old Yellow Moon – Old Yellow Moon
Charles Mingus – Mood Indigo – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Seasick Steve – My Home (Blue Eyes) – Man From Another Time

 

CLA Radio 05/25/18: Cities

What: Songs about cities.

When: Friday, May 25, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here.

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Talking Heads – Cities – Fear Of Music
The Standells – Dirty Water (Boston) – The Very Best Of The Standells
Social Distortion – Bakersfield – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
Drive-By Truckers – Birmingham – Southern Rock Opera
John Hiatt – Memphis In The Meantime – Bring The Family
Wilbert Harrison – Kansas City – An Introduction To Wilbert Harrison
Los Lonely Boys – Hollywood – Los Lonely Boys
Gillian Welch, David Rawlings – Wichita (Revival Outtake) – Boots No 1
The Old 97s – El Paso – Hit By A Train
Lucinda William – Jackson – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Randy Newman – Dayton, Ohio 1903 – Sail Away
Bobby Bare – Detroit City – The Essential Bobby Bare
The Flatlanders – Dallas – The Odessa Tapes
Public Image Ltd – Seattle – Happy
Django Reinhardt – St Louis Blues – The Best Of Django Reinhardt
Fear – New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones – The Fear Record
Jesse Fuller – San Francisco Bay Blues – Frisco Bound
ZZ Top – Jesus Just Left Chicago – Tres Hombres
Willie Nelson – Denver – Red Headed Stranger
Emmylou Harris – Ooh Las Vegas – Elite Hotel
The Stone Foxes – Reno – Bears and Bulls
Tom Waits – Kentucky Avenue (Whittier, California) – Blue Valentine
Tom Waits – 9th and Hennepin (Minneapolis) – Rain Dogs
Stevie Wonder – Living For The City – Original Musiquariam
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – Holiday In Berlin, Full-Blown – Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Joe Strummer – Arms Aloft In Aberdeen – Streetcore
The Jam – London Girl – This Is The Modern World
Joe Strummer – Burning Streets (London Is Burning) – Streetcore
Randy Newman – Burn On (Cleveland) – The Randy Newman Songbook Vol 3
X – Los Angeles – Beyond And Back
Heino – San Bernardino – San Bernardino
Minutemen – History Lesson Part 2 (San Pedro, Hollywood) – Double Nickels On The Dime
Chuck Berry – Havana Moon – Gold

CLA Radio 05/11/18: Body Parts

What: Songs about parts of the body. Anatomy, if you will.

When: Friday, May 11, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here.

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

Sarah Jarosz – Build Me Up From Bones – Build Me Up From Bones
Buddy Miller – Does My Ring Burn Your Finger – Cruel Moon
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder – Freak Out
Tom Waits – Bad Liver And A Broken Heart (In Lowell) – Small Change
Tom Waits – Bone Chain – Orphan Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards
Frank Sinatra – I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ultimate Sinatra
Richard Cheese – Baby Got Back – Tuxicity
The Who – Is It In My Head – Quadrophenia
John Hiatt – Lipstick Sunset – Bring The Family
Linda Ronstadt – Crazy Arms – Linda Rondstadt
The Milk Carton Kids – Whisper In Her Ear – The Ash and Clay
The Pyramids – Ankle Bracelet – Teenage Crush Vintage US Pop Singles
Patty Griffin – Wiggley Fingers – Flaming Red
Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 – Going Out Of My Head – Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66-’86
Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine – Soul Manifesto 1964-1970
Brandi Carlile – Blood Muscle Skin and Bone – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Marvin Pontiac – Arms and Legs – The Legendary Marvin Pontiac
Lynn Morris – Mama’s Hand – Mama’s Hand
Tom Waits – Ruby’s Arms – Heartattack And Vine
Pokey LaFarge – Two-Faced Tom – Riverboat Soul
Charlie Rich, Janie Fricke – On My Knees – 16 Biggest Hits
The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes – Rum Sodomy and The Lash
Tom Waits – Eyeball Kid – Mule Variations
They Might Be Giants – Spine – The Spine
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck Shao Lin Version – Enter The Wu-Tang
Frank Sinatra – Full Moon And Empty Arms – The Columbia Years (1943-1952)
Sammy Davis Jr – Tender Trap – The Wham Of Sam
Alison Krauss, The Cox Family – In The Palm Of Your Hand – Now That I’ve Found You
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms – The Boatman’s Call
Bobby Bare – Three-Legged Man – Drinkin’ From The Bottle Singin’ From The Heart
Ruth Wallis – Boobs – Boobs
Talking Heads – Sugar On My Tongue – Talking Heads 77
Maria Muldaur – Don’t You Feel My Leg – Maria Muldaur
The Rolling Stones – Shake Your Hips – Exile On Main Street
The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention – What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body – We’re Only In It…
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain – Black Sunday
Dean Martin – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – The Capitol Recordings Vol 11

 

CLA Radio 05/04/18: Insects

What: Songs about insects. Fairly self-explanatory.

When: Friday, May 4, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here. (Material marked with an asterisk is not included in the Spotify playlist.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

* Intro (music bed is Killing Joke – Inside The Termite Mound)
* Blaise Basara (Vimeo) – Hellstrom Trailer – based on The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
Monty Python – Eric The Half A Bee – Monty Python Sings
Tom Waits – Army Ants – Orphans Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards
* Empire of the Ants (1977) – Trailer
Paz Flores y Montalvo Francisco – La Cucaracha – Norteno and Tejano Accordion Pioneers
U2 – The Fly – Auchtung Baby
The Rolling Stones – The Spider And The Fly – Out Of Our Heads
* The Deadly Mantis (1957) – Trailer
Alice Cooper – Halo Of Flies – Killer
Nina Simone – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter – It Is Finished
Rafael Mendez – Flight Of The Bumblebee – The Legendary Trumpet Virtuosity Of
* Bug (1975) – Trailer
Charlie Feathers – Cockroach – Wild Side Of Life
The Hollies – Fifi The Flea – Hollies
The Meteors – Earwigs In My Brain – In Heaven
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Mosquito Moan – Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Them! (1954) – Trailer
Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass – Spanish Flea – Going Places
Sharon Shannon – Dance Of The Honeybees – Each Little Thing
JJ Cale – Grasshopper – Grasshopper
ZZ Top – Blackfly – Rhythmeen
The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Cricket And The Genie Movement I The Delirium – Monolith Of Phobos
* The Black Scorpion (1957) – Trailer
Rob Zombie – Seventeen Years Locust – Educated Horses
Hiatus Kaiyote – Cicada – Choose Your Weapon
Feist – Cicadas And Gulls – Metals
Gov’t Mule – Broke Down On The Brazos (dragonflies) – By A Thread
Leigh Harline – Angry Cricket – Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Pinocchio
NOFX – Fleas – Punk In Drublic
* Mimic (1997) – Theatrical Trailer
The Cramps – Human Fly – Off The Bone
The Gourds – Ants On The Melon – Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig
Charlie Patton – Mississippi Boweavil Blues – Charlie Patton Vol 1
Slim Harpo – Buzz Me Babe (Single) – The Excello Singles Anthology
Mae Glover – Grasshopper Papa – Mae Glover 1927-1931
Bo Diddley – Scuttle Bug – Ride On
* Tarantula (1955) – Trailer
XTC – Fly On The Wall – English Settlement
* Seasick Steve – Chiggers (YouTube)
Congress-Woman Malinda Jackson Parker – Songs In The Key Of Z
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Shut the Screen
Bessie Smith – Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
* Buck Owens – I Wish I Was A Butterfly – 41st Street Lonely Hearts Club
* Phase IV (1974) – Trailer
* Captain Beefheart – Ant Man Bee – Trout Mask Replica
Mills Brothers – Glow Worm – 20th Century Masters
Cindy Cashdollar – Locust Grove – Slide Show
* End of show comment
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust

CLA Radio 04/27/18: Pete Ham/Badfinger (hour 1), and Con Artists (hour 2)

What: Today is the anniversary of Pete Ham’s (Badfinger) birth. We will spend the first half of the show first listening to just under a half-hour of biographical material from BBC; then to some of my favorite Badfinger songs. Then, in the second half of the show, we’ll hear various artists doing songs about con artists, swindlers, rip-offs, and the like.

The second half of the show will make more sense if you know something about what happened to Badfinger.

When: Friday, April 27, 2018; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern. (We usually start later than the scheduled time, because Generalissimo’s Aftershow generally runs late.)

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse.

Spotify playlist: Here. (Material marked with an asterisk is not included in the Spotify playlist.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. Alternate Twitter handle is @ConservLARadio. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set List:

* They Sold A Million – Badfinger BBC documentary
Badfinger – No Matter What – No Dice
Badfinger – Baby Blue – Straight Up
Badfinger – Meanwhile Back At The Ranch, Should I Smoke – Rhino Hi-Five
Badfinger – Love Is Gonna Come At Last – Rhino Hi-Five
Badfinger – Suitcase – Straight Up
Badfinger – Perfection – Straight Up
Badfinger – Money – Straight Up
Badfinger – Day After Day – Straight Up
Badfinger – Love Time – Wish You Were Here
Harry Nilsson – Without You – Nilsson Schmilsson
Elmer Bernstein – School For Grifters – The Grifters OST
T Rex – Rip-Off – Electric Warrior
Minor Threat – Betray – Out Of Step
Clive Revill, Oliver Ensemble – You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two – Oliver (Original Broadway Cast)
Paul Jones – Rob and Steal – Mule
* O Brother Where Art Thou (2000) – Big Dan’s Tutorial
Steely Dan – The Royal Scam – The Royal Scam
Dispatch – Con Man – Dispatch EP
Rollins Band – Liar – Weight
Robert Preston – Seventy Six Trombones – The Music Man (Original Broadway Cast)
Super Elastic Bubble Plastic – The Swindler – The Swindler
Grateful Dead – Me And My Uncle (Live at Fillmore East) – Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses)
Inglorious Bastards – Life Is A Swindle – Rest In Piss 2002-2005
Graham Parker – Mercury Poisoning – Master Hits
Max Romeo – Scammer Jammers – Horror Zone
The Little Fuller Band – Grifters – Deal With It