The right-wing desperate look-at-me stylings of Anthime Joseph “Tim” Gionet, also known to some as Baked Alaska, have been known around these here parts for years. Gionet is a never-ending source of embarrassment to himself and others, with incident after incident of cruel and aggressive and always bad behavior—frequently criminal—recorded (usually) by Gionet himself for his social media live feeds. As such, he’s been sued and charged with crimes, frequently low-level stuff, all deserved. He’s been banned from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook because of his relationship with white supremacists and other violent groups. It was not surprising to see Baked Alaska broadcasting himself inside of the Capitol building during the Jan. 6 insurrection inside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Also not surprising, Gionet was going to end up in jail.
Gionet was one of many pro-Trump agitators who telegraphed the siege on the nation’s Capitol in the days before that sad display of fascism. Last week, a Scottsdale, Arizona, judge issued a warrant for Timmy, as Gionet was not supposed to leave the copper state due to charges against him for being a terrible person in Scottsdale. Judge James Blake set a $3,000 bond‚ seemingly light, as prosecutors were asking it be set at $25,000—after Gionet failed to show up to a court hearing. On Friday, Gionet was arrested in Houston according to the FBI.
The complaint against Baked Alaska runs about two pages, and is filled with a detailed account of what transpires on Gionet’s own 27-minute recording of the Capitol insurgency. Gionet’s defense is that he is a reporter of some sort, but as the complaint shows, the only reporting being done by Gionet is the detailing of his own crimes and others. It is hard to defend yourself as being outside of the attempted coup d’etat when you are saying things like “Unleash the Kraken, let’s go,” and “America First is inevitable. Fuck Globalists, let’s go!” And considering the right-wing fetish with “Blue lives,” it is hard to defend when you’re telling a law enforcement officer—who is asking you to stop breaking the law—that “You’re a fucking oathbreaker, you piece of shit.”
But maybe it’s the moment during his video when Timmy says “Occupy the Capitol let’s go. We ain’t leaving this bitch,” that’s gotten him in trouble? Hard to say.
As the Phoenix New Times reported earlier, Gionet has problems on top of problems as he was not supposed to leave his home state of Arizona. You see, last month Gionet was arrested for having reportedly maced a bouncer at a restaurant in Scottsdale. After spending a night in jail he was let go, bail-free, but the condition of his release was that he remain in Arizona while awaiting resolution of charges for assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass. He clearly did not do that. A reddit user posted a video from around the same time, in early December, purporting to show one of Baked Alaska’s livefeeds with Gionet pulling down a “Happy Chanukah” sign on a public menorah in Arizona. In that video, he drops it to the ground and then walks away saying “No more Happy Hanukkah, only Merry Christmas.”
Before being charged in the macing of the bouncer, Gionet can be seen almost getting arrested for being a shitty person, without a mask, harassing people who work for a living. In fact, Baked Alaska’s entire schtick is basically harassing people that work for a living.
It’s got to be tough being Gionet. To clearly be someone who so badly wants to be a celebrity but to have no talent for anything other than juvenile anger and cruelty must be some kind of hell. Here’s Gionet hanging out with the white supremacist torch brigade in 2017. He’s been building his bigot’s resume for a long long time.
Gionet’s live video from inside of the Capitol building on Jan. 6 was pulled down, but it’s like the stuff above if you added an attempted overthrow of the government to it.