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You may be disheartened to hear that the previously announced crackpot gun fetishist plan to march July 4th on Washington D.C. with loaded weapons is getting cancelled, presumably because even among America's bravest right-wing gun-toters there was little stomach for a national day of action that might have involved getting pepper-sprayed like a common hippie. And that was pretty much the best of the expected outcomes.

So now the crackpots have decided to just get right to the point with some good ol' fashioned, full-throated talk of rebellion. They've got an army!

Kokesh, a former host for Russian state-sponsored RT television who now hosts an internet radio show, told conspiracy theorist radio host Pete Santilli that it was time to "escalate our tactics" before cancelling the Washington march and urging supporters to march on their state capitol instead. […]

In the press release, Kokesh called for "A new American revolution" where "the American Revolutionary Army will march on each state capital to demand that the governors of these 50 states immediately initiate the process of an orderly dissolution of the federal government through secession and reclamation of federally held property." Kokesh also gave the federal government a one-year deadline to comply with his demands before possibly taking violent action, writing, "Should one whole year from this July 4th pass while the crimes of this government are allowed to continue, we may have passed the point at which non-violent revolution becomes impossible."

Describing the change in plans, Kokesh told listeners who planned to openly carry firearms into the nation's capital in defiance of local firearms laws to not come to Washington, D.C., but to instead organize armed marches or other events at state capitols nationwide. He also explained to Santilli that such an "orderly peaceful dissolution" would be a way to avoid a "chaotic collapse" of government and that it is the "last chance to do it the easy way."

You irredeemable morons. First off, it's "America, love it or leave it", not "America, love it or tell it to leave." You're not even doing Crazy Rightwing Crackpot right. Second, will the "American Revolutionary Army" will be carrying American flags during their march demanding the dissolution of America? Honestly, I wouldn't put it past them. Third, Oh My God how low the crackpot right has fallen. Following a radical extremist with documented Russian ties in his efforts to disassemble the United States? What the hell people, you were supposed to be the people looking out for nefarious Russian plots like this one, not the ones kissing the plotters' asses! You suck so bad right now. You're the KGB/Rusky/Commie Menace that Ronald Wilson Jesus Reagan was always warning us about, are you happy?

This is sad on so many different levels that it's not even possible to feel the slightest bit intimidated by it. While I eagerly await the end result of "Former Russia-sponsored television host calls for America to surrender peacefully to his conservative-backed Revolutionary Army", I expect the entire movement will come down to three oddly dressed white guys wandering around in front of a capitol building somewhere in America for about an hour, then leaving. It'll be a decisive victory for whatever fast-food chain they stop by on their way home.

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2007KY-Sen: Mitch never met finer man than indicted Guv:

So you're a power broker in your state. THE power broker. Your party's governor is scandal plagued, under indictment, and sports approval ratings that rival George Bush's. So you gin up a primary challenger, let's call her "Anne Northup". She's a former congresswoman, still fairly popular, and relatively clean from an ethics standpoint. She barely gets 30 percent of the vote as your indicted governor romps to an easy victory.

Supporters of this indicted governor, let's call him "Ernie Fletcher", are feeling frisky. You've been exposed as the proverbial emperor with no clothes. Your "machine" is out of gas. And, in a fit of pique, they start revving up a potential primary challenger. Oh, did I mention you're a Senator? And not just any senator, but the leader of your party?

What to you do?

Apparently you get down on your knees.

“I’ve never met a finer man than our governor, Ernie Fletcher,” said [Mitch] McConnell. “I’m proud of Ernie Fletcher. I’m proud of Glenna Fletcher. And I’m proud of the image they present for our state.”
Most voters in Kentucky, unfortunately for the whole corrupt lot of them, aren't as proud of Fletcher's incompetence and corruption as McConnell.

Tweet of the Day:

Kokesh Calls Off Armed March On DC In Favor Of 50 State March For "Orderly Dissolution Of The Federal Government"
@owillis via web

On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin on Bachmann, Friedman, Politifact, and that segment of poll respondents routinely willing to agree to something crazy. Plus, his collection of "But" stories, which sounds funnier out loud. Then, a gun news roundup including: traditional media coverage of gun violence; #GunFAIL in Arlington Cemetery; a #GunFAIL alum & gun lobbyist arrested in UT; a local columnist's reacts to gun-toting teachers; and a legal backgrounder Illinois' race to replace gun laws struck down in court. Finally, what appears to be a real and genuinely-offered selection entitled, "Why Are Liberals So Rude to the Right?" No, seriously!

High Impact Posts. Top Comments.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed May 29, 2013 at 08:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA) and Shut Down the NRA.

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