Animal’s Daily Nutbag News

Before I get into this, check out the latest installment of Barrett’s Privateers – Unrepentant Sinner over at Glibertarians.  There will be one more episode, then I’ll be on hiatus at the Glibs for a while while one of my able colleagues over there fills the Monday fiction time slot; watch for links to that.

Now then:  One of the most egregious cases of belaboring the obvious is found in this statement: Maxine Waters is an idiot.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., claimed former President Trump was instigating violence in the U.S. and suggested that his supporters were “domestic terrorists” who should be investigated for possibly preparing for a “civil war.” 

“I’m worried that he’s so divisive and that he’s talking about retribution, and they’re talking about revenge and I think that that’s dangerous. He’s even mentioned civil war at one point, talked about there would be bloodshed,” Waters said on MSNBC Sunday, referring to Trump’s rhetoric.

During the media appearance, the congresswoman vowed that she would ask the “criminal justice system” to find out what is “going on with the domestic terrorists,” seeming to refer to the presumptive Republican nominee’s supporters. 

“Are they preparing a civil war against us?” she continued. “Should we be concerned about our safety? What is [Trump] doing with this divisive language? It is dangerous.” 

Pot, meet kettle.

Waters has also been accused of violent rhetoric, having caused controversy in 2021 after telling protesters to “get more confrontational” if ex-Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin was acquitted in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was stabbed by an inmate in federal prison and seriously injured in 2023 after he was convicted for Floyd’s death, which set off more violent protests across the country. 

Maxine “Mad Max” Waters is not someone who should be taken seriously.  She foments hatred and division; she sees anyone to the right of Leon Trotsky as an existential threat to the entire planet, maybe the entire observable universe.  She complains about the motes in others’ eyes while ignoring the plank in her own, and does all this with a room-temperature IQ.  Go figure.

This is how Maxine Waters views Trump supporters:

And that’s the big difference between us and Mad Max.  She thinks the message in this is scary and bad.  We think that, actually, it’s pretty damn cool.