Ok, so yesterday's "Americans for Freedom Rally (Pittsburgh)" came and went
with little or no fanfare.
Watching the rally unfold via
the twitter feed of WESA's Katie Blackley, I found it was more or less what I expected it would be.
one big exception. This:
This would be the same Patricia McCullough who's
currently a judge of the Commonwealth Court, the same Judge McCullough who did
this last November:
A Pennsylvania appeals court judge ordered state officials on Wednesday to
halt any further steps toward certifying election results, a day after Gov.
Tom Wolf said he had certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the
presidential election in Pennsylvania.
Only to have the State Supreme Court
reverse her decision
a few days later.
Oh, and she's also
Chuck McCullough's wife. In case you didn't know, Chuck's
going to jail
for a few years for theft and for misapplication of some entrusted funds. The P-G
...McCullough also used the trust to make an anonymous donation of $10,000 to
Catholic Charities, where his wife, Patricia McCullough, served as executive
director. (Patricia McCullough is currently a Commonwealth Court judge).
Remember kids, all law is based on "divine" law. Judge McCullough
(whose husband is going to jail for breaking the law) said so.
Manna from heaven, my friends.
BTW, what is "divine law" anyway? A strict adherence to all the rules in The Bible? But aren't the defenders of so-called "divine law" the same folks who scream about how "Sharia law" is an existential threat to our way of life? Isn't "Sharia law" just "divine law" for those who are Muslim?
But let's get on to the headliner of
the day - Wendy Bell, The Angel of Death.
The rally was organized
by local Trumper Lucie Guzzie and lucky for me, she broadcast
Wendy Bell's speech on her Facebook page.
Transcribing it took only a few gut-wrenching, skin-crawling,
Wendy begins by thanking the police officers
guarding the rally and then goes straight into gaslighting the crowd:
Brock sent me – my producer Brock. Brock wave your hand. Here you go. He's
back there - Brock sent me an article last night. From one of our local TV
stations talking about how our Pittsburgh Police had this special unit on
stand by for a potential problem with the frickin freedom march!
I was like, what?
This is the narrative of the media and the
left. That if you carry your American flag (right on, right on), if you're
carrying your concealed firearm (right on, right on), that you are somehow –
oh that you love America and you believe in your freedom to think for
yourself, that you are somehow a threat!
Luckily, we (all) have access to the internet and so we can go find
the leftist narrative media spin
to which Wendy refers.
Guess what? It doesn't actually say what
Wendy told the crowd it says. Take a look:
Following the death of Antwon Rose in 2018, protests were organized
throughout the city of Pittsburgh.
Because of those protests, the police department launched a civil affairs
unit, which is a division dedicated to keeping the peace through community
The division was very active over the summer of 2020 due to the Black Lives
But the office has gone quiet in recent months, and as Channel 11′s Rick
Earle discovered, officers are regrouping ahead of this weekend’s planned
rally on the North Shore.
“We are ready to go as needed. I know we will be there this Saturday for the
protests or rally,” said Sgt. Tiffany Costa, of the Pittsburgh Police
Department’s civil affairs unit.
On Saturday, a group called Americans for Freedom will rally on the North
Shore to voice their opposition to mask mandates and business closures.
Ok. So far so, um, neutral?
A few paragraphs later, we read:
Law enforcement sources told Target 11 they are concerned that there has
been little or no communication with protest organizers from last year and
if those protesters return this year they are worried that could lead to
problems. The organizers for the rally planned for this weekend have been in
constant contact with Pittsburgh Police and obtained a permit from the city
Costa told Channel 11 that the communication has to be ongoing.
And Police don’t expect any issues. [Emphasis added.]
I'm like, what?? Where is any reference to "the narrative" about how the
police are expecting problems from the frickin Freedom March??
Wendy Bell just making shit up?
Then, immediately following and only few
seconds after thanking the police for their presence, Wendy Bell
I bet some of you guys were at the big insurrection on January 6 [crowd
cheers], peacefully assembling, listening to the real president of The United
States [crowd cheers again] who, under no circumstances encouraged what ended
Which was wrong, we all know that.
golly, I am so tired of us, we the people who love this country, who believe
in election integrity and know that it didn't happen, being blamed for
something that was obviously planned.
And anyone who tries to tell
you otherwise is full of garbage.
"Peacefully assembling"? While it's absolutely true that the "real" president
of the United States was Donald Trump on January 6, his
supporters who did this:
were doing anything but assembling "peacefully." They were looking to cancel the election Donald Trump lost.
In their anything but peaceful "assembly," Trump supporters did this:
Capitol assault resulted in one of the worst days of injuries for law
enforcement in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks. At least 138 officers — 73 from the Capitol Police
and 65 from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington — were
injured, the departments have said. They ranged from bruises and
lacerations to more serious damage such as concussions, rib fractures,
burns and even a mild heart attack.
Indeed the NYTimes piece opens with this:
One officer lost the tip of his right index finger. Others were smashed
in the head with baseball bats, flag poles and pipes. Another lost
consciousness after rioters used a metal barrier to push her into stairs
as they tried to reach the Capitol steps during the assault on Jan. 6.
How is that "peaceful," Wendy? How? It was a coup attempt. And yes, it was encouraged by then-president Donald Trump:
The speech that President Trump delivered
to his supporters just before they attacked the Capitol last week is a
central focus as House Democrats prepare an article of impeachment
against him for inciting the deadly riot.
Trump had urged supporters to come to Washington for a “Save America
March” on Wednesday, when Congress would ceremonially count
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s win, telling them to “be there, will be wild!”
At a rally just before the violence, he repeated many of his falsehoods
about how the election was stolen, then dispatched the marchers to the
Capitol as those proceedings were about to start.
Some of those arrested for their participation in the "insurrection of January 6" (as you called it) have gone on record saying that they were there at Trump's behest:
man from Kentucky told the FBI that he and his cousin began marching
toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 because “President Trump said to do
so.” Chanting “Stop the steal,” the two men tramped through the building
and snapped a photo of themselves with their middle fingers raised,
according to court documents.
A video clip
of another group of rioters mobbing the steps of the Capitol caught one
man screaming at a police officer: “We were invited here! We were
invited by the president of the United States!”
So how much gaslighting did you do at The Point this weekend, Wendy? Because it looks like a lot.
I'll end with this:
You got an hour or so? How often have I blogged that your BS board is, actually, BS.