‘Orderly Transition’


US President Donald Trump

This morning.

Following extraordinary scenes last night in Washington where Police say four people died as Trump supporters occupied the Capitol…and after being thrown off Twitter and Facebook…

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”

Donald Trump this morning.

Vice President Mike Pence signed off on the results — 306 electoral votes for Biden and 232 for President Donald Trump — shortly after 3:40am.

President Trump reportedly told Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short that he was “not welcome” at the White House today and banned him from the grounds.

Trump blocked by Twitter and Facebook (BBC)

Trump says there will be an orderly transition to Biden presidency (Reuters)

Last night: Do It Mike

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106 thoughts on “‘Orderly Transition’

      1. millie bobby brownie

        At least three of the lads who stormed the Capitol last night answer to Cletus.


        1. Nigel

          This was a mob of white, middle class, affluent professionsals who don’t want Cletus to get health care.

          1. Charlie

            Naah. It was a bunch of Dublin Shinner scrotes looking for another excuse to scrote. They’ll be back down the GPO later this week.

          2. Brother Barnabas

            a mob of white, middle class, affluent professionals who orchestrated a mob of Cletuses to pitchfork-lobby against healthcare, regulation and equitable taxation in the interests of the Cletuses

        1. scottser

          well now, that’s a brave call. i would have said ‘the garbage man can’ or ‘see my vest’.

    1. Iian-Oh

      I feel sorry for all the idiots who think the guy is some sort of role model.

      At this stage I’d almost welcome a new US civil war but the reality is that both good people and Trump supporters would die if that happened.

      I see some republican reps are now openly praising Hitler. The mask is finally off.

        1. ReproBertie

          She is but that won’t stop the idiots shouting about BLM looting because it’s easier to do that than admit the truth.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            was I the only one a small bit disappointed that the police didnt baton charge them and start flinging them off the steps ?

          2. Brother Barnabas

            there was one particularly nauseating scene where one of the riot police actually proferred his arm as he walked a woman safely down the steps

            if anything illustrated the difference between being white and black in america, that did

          3. Toe Up

            Or even being an old white person at a BLM March, as was evidenced by the 75 yo who was pushed from behind at a protest in NY State.

      1. ( ̄_, ̄ ) AKA Frilly Keane

        A lot of that echos here – albeit in a different format
        the part about white people aren’t afraid of the cops

        You could travel that same statement into Fine Gael & Fianna Fail hob nobs & cronies
        They don’t fear any wing of the law or State
        And know they are out of reach of any attempt to pull them into any form of accountability

        Apartheid as gaelige

        1. delacaravanio

          Farmers have been doing it for years. Can block off centre of Dublin for days or drive sheep into government buildings and all the guards will do is make sure that nobody vandalises their tractors. Meanwhile, if one lefttie or student group threatens to block a footpath the public order unit crack heads.

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    So Bodger, was last night’s shenanigans a ridiculous as you suggested it might be or did the plan backfire spectacularly? I mean, they even didn’t get to hold anyone hostage, put them on trial or execute them for their ‘treasonous’ acts’.

    What does plan ‘Q’ look like now?

          1. Junkface


            That requires a lot of evidence and a compelling legal argument. Without evidence you have nothing. Treason might actually be something that Trump is charged with after he leaves.

          2. Cian

            Treason? “the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country”

            You mean like Trump is currently doing?

          3. Rosette of Sirius

            No. What he means is a Qangaroo Quort set up to pursue the TRAITORS.

            Seeing as it won’t take the Capitol now, perhaps when Trump sets up court in the wilds of Oregon or the swamps or Florida, they’ll execute him there.

          4. George

            “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

            He hasn’t done that. So that’s a no.

          5. Cian


            Levying War

            Levying war isn’t limited to formally declaring war. It includes any forcible opposition to the execution of a public law. Such “forcible opposition” ordinarily requires actual use of force by multiple people with the common purpose of preventing some law from being enforced. Weapons aren’t always required; sheer numbers can be enough.


          6. george

            I was talking about the suggestion Pence committed treason (by not trying to block Biden’s appointment).

      1. Rosette of Sirius

        G’wan outta dat…. That said, I do like the way you’ve turned your ‘inner’ knowledge of the workings and plans of Q into an entertaining parody. Like the way everything you say, the opposite happens.

      2. Junkface

        Whoever thought that the career right wing politician Mike Pence was going to destroy his career, sully his name for a head case like Trump, really were naive. If they researched Mike Pence for 20 mins online from his old radio show, to his most calculated political moves over the years, they would see that he never does anything bold, or exciting. He is a survivor, primarily, and an enabler secondarily.

        This is from people who call everyone sheep? To you I say:


          1. Junkface

            It’s all relative, as he is a Republican. They have a low bar.

            For someone from any other democratic country I would agree with you though.

      3. Bitnboxy

        Erra, go on out of that Bodger. Shur, did you have a glass of bubbly in symbiosis with the celebration of last night’s seditious circus in a certain someone’s bunker on the outskirts of Moscow and also at CCP HQ in Beijing? Best telly they’ve seen in ages.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Not much considering CNN audience figures are so abysmal.
            They’re No 5 in cable news and rarely break a milllion viewers domestically.

      4. ( ̄_, ̄ ) AKA Frilly Keane

        Much as I’d love to see that Bodger
        and am firmly on record calling Pence the most dangerous xxxker in ‘Merkica

        Its not going to happen

        He accepted the offer to run under Trump on the 2016 Presidential Ticket
        He was endorsed by a Delegate brokered Republican Party Convention to be their Candidate for Vice President
        He was elected in a fully exercised election to the post of Vice President
        He was sworn into the office of Vice President
        He has fulfilled the role of Vice President of the United States in full accordance of their Constitution and Executive
        Critics of Democracy and of this election need to remember Mike Pence has upheld and walked every step of the way into the post of VP democratically
        And performed it as per his politics, his party and the rules fixed into the office

        – He did not bend to Trump’s Georgia rally I hope Mike Pence comes through for us
        When Trump should actually have been making sure their two candidates won those senate seats for his party btw – sin sceal eile
        – He did not bend to demands from Trump to a rabid mob to do the right thing
        Is that his Crime?

        I am prepared to bet you a Spa Weekend that not one of those running amok in the Capitol halls yesterday is a Republican Party Delegate, Super or otherwise

        What Trump has gone and done is make Mike Pence the presumptive Candidate for 2024
        and Mitch McConnell the sensible one, the respectable Parliamentarian, and the Kingmaker of the Republican Party

        Of all people. Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell

        This will be the pair that will try to convince the World that they have returned the GOP back to respectability, decency, and integrity.
        F’ing Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell

        They will raise well over a $billion before the next election cycle
        To spend on Campaigning
        And not a cent on fixing the voting apparatus

        So Just for that
        Trump should be taken and parked into Guantanamo for the rest of his days

        Sorry to say this
        But You’ve been had

        I will be only too delighted to be proved wrong, so do try everyone

        One great light of hope is that it looks like Bernie Saunders is now Chair of the Budget Committee. Maybe he can see his way to finding the recourses to fix how America casts and counts its votes

        1. ReproBertie

          What about Ted Cruz, Frilly? He’s sure to make a run and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was wooing the Trump cultists as part of that.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            what happened yesterday might have put paid to that. the hardcore cultists are a relatively small number. they need the soccer moms and picket fencers too – how many of them will have been put off by what theyve seen now?

          2. ( ̄_, ̄ ) AKA Frilly Keane

            Unfortunately Cruz was driven to the endo of his road by his own pals there in the Trumpanzi wing of the Republican Party – The Birthers

            Cruz was born in Canada
            So he’ll never be allowed forget this moment in American Politics when they consipised, shredded stewed and connippted Obama’s birth certificate, and then identified Kamala Harris as an .Anchor Baby’ (seriously sick f:::s with zero respect for their Country, its traditions, history and how it was built)

            But for that – Ms the soon to be former Senator from Georgia, Loeffler, I thank you. I sincerely thank you for saving the world from the prospect of a Ted – excuse me, Rafael Cruz Presidency.

            I suppose Ted could run for Governor of Texas, that’s a better job in fairness. Like if he can’t get a Committee Chair, then he’s just a blowhard in the Senate looking for any type of speaking time. So Governor of Texas makes him a player in the Republican Party and in National Politics.

            But apparently a man very much after my own heart, we’re like, kinda of the same spirit, Matthew McConaughey. Seriously we are.
            Is letting it be known he’d enter an election to try and live in the Governors Mansion himself.
            So, Hon’ Mattie, I suppose

        2. Bitnboxy

          Good post V although I doubt this is an analysis that enthuses Bodger.

          Indeed, given all the off-ramps that Pence and McConnell could have taken during the last four years, they waited until Rome was effectively burning before crying STOP! What had they to lose? Nowt.

          Reminds me of the Soviets nicely watching as the departing Nazis destroyed and razed Warsaw from the comfort of their positions other side of the Vistula river during the final stages of WWII. The Soviets then rode into town to “liberate” the city after the Nazis had gone. Very easy you see to “liberate” a destroyed people and city…

          1. ( ̄_, ̄ ) AKA Frilly Keane

            Didn’t really see it until the last fortnight or so myself

            Its the way Mitch returned to the Senate there after the election
            I think its fair to say He’s spent all that time working on yesterdays speech
            and offered no assistance to Trump
            like he should have guided Trump better here, and insisted on behalf of the Party that he canvas for the two in Georgia and leave the office with dignity and the Party in control of the Senate Committees

            And do you remember there during the summer, the remaining Koch brother doing that mea culpa there before the Trump 2020 campaign got ridiculous

            In fairness, hell of a plan all the same

            Will Pence even be 65 in 2024
            One thing is, he’ll wipe the floor with Kamala

            That’s assuming Bodger isn’t right
            He could well be.
            He’s got plenty fans here and out there to make sure if I can be proved wrong, they’ll do it. Early and Often even.

            And I don’t think he was ever an enthusiastic fan of my writing anyway.

  2. George

    4 dead according and an explosive device found at the capitol. This is terrorism.

    Trump: We love you, you are very special.

    It is too late for an orderly transition it is already disorderly.

  3. Cian

    CNN aren’t pulling punches:

    An unchained Trump threatens more mayhem in his final dangerous days
    America faces 13 days of danger before the departure of an unhinged commander-in-chief who set his mob on the US Capitol in an act of insurrection that shattered a more than 220-year tradition of peaceful transfers of power.
    Even President Donald Trump’s own White House aides were horrified by his seditious behavior, which followed a fracture with his ultra-loyal Vice President Mike Pence who refused to join the futile but destructive effort to overturn the result of the election.


    1. ReproBertie

      Can Trump change his VP? He’s not known for patience with people who refuse to jump to do his bidding.

      1. Cian

        Not easily.
        Easiest/fastest way would be to have him killed.
        The other way is to have him impeached. Unlikely to do that in the next 12 days.

        or he could “choose” to resign.

        But a replacement needs to be voted in by both houses; so he is unlikely to be replaced. Which would make Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi second in command.

  4. Broadbag

    If four black people had been killed while illegally storming Capitol buildings the reporting and street-level reaction would be oh so very different, regardless of their motivation or political allegiance.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      1 person was “killed”

      3 people “died”

      half of them were zimmerframe users, so hardly surprising really

      1. Dr.Fart

        and probably fat hooers who haven’t put as much as a few steps strain on their hearts in decades

      2. Rosette of Sirius

        In fairness Brother, the group attempting to storm the barricade when the woman was shot were hardly zimmerframe candidates.

        However, imagine my surprise to learn from Fox News and other right wing outlets that they were in fact Antifa in MAGA disguise.

          1. ReproBertie

            That doesn’t make sense Cian. After all, Spoofer told us “A shot was fired later when a Capitol police officer’s gun went off accidentally.” and that video looks anything but accidental.

          2. ReproBertie

            That was the first thing I saw too Frilly. Video her bleeding out rather than try to help.

          3. Rosette of Sirius

            Should also be mentioned that the man behind the gun was apparently Secret Service as the VP was probably still on site. They’re not renowned to be a trigger happy bunch that fires off by accident.

            Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

          4. V aka Frilly Keane

            Hi Rosie

            If that’s the case
            That the shot came from a secret service detail
            The VPs detail – by what your saying
            The Vice President was at risk

            Then Trump could be facing some very serious charges

    2. Charger Salmons

      Four white people weren’t killed storming the Capitol.
      Three died of ‘ medical emergencies ‘ and one was ‘ fatally wounded ‘ in circumstances that are still unkown.
      The bare-chested man with two dead racoons on his head and the other nutjob wearing a pair of bull horns as a helmet do not a political conspiracy make.

      1. Toby

        I was watching Reeling in the Years the other night and they were showing how British soldiers used their rifle butts to bash protesting Catholic women. It was what the cops would have done if the protestors yesterday were black. But racists and bigots will twist the facts to suit their warped bigotry. Welcome to your world Charage., Enjoy it while you can.

          1. george

            One of the news agencies has a photo of a Defibrillation discarded on the floor of a trashed hallway that was used to treat a crushing victim.

            3 people didn’t coincidentally have fatal medical emergencies during a riot. You someone was passing around peanuts and they forgot their epi-pens.

          2. Papi

            Charger asking for evidence, given he is the spoofer general is so deliciously ironic.
            Now it’s important to you, spoofer.

        1. George

          “Another friend, Justin Winchell, said Ms Boyland was pinned to the ground when bodies of police and protesters pushed against each other…

          ‘I put my arm underneath her and was pulling her out and then another guy fell on top of her, and another guy was just walking (on top of her)’ he said. ‘There were people stacked two to three-deep… people just crushed.’


      2. ce

        “The bare-chested man with two dead racoons on his head and the other nutjob wearing a pair of bull horns as a helmet do not a political conspiracy make.” – but they sure make some fun meme, which dull the pain of Covid

        1. Papi

          Eleventy trillion dollar defense budget and redneck coachella man breaks in to sanctum sanctorum.
          Go figure.

          1. George

            5 now include a police officer who was hit over the head with a fire extinguisher by a rioter.

    3. George

      Black protestors wouldn’t have made it into the building. Serious questions need to be asked about the different approaches to policing this protest and the BLM protests in the same location.

      2 pipe bombs and a cooler full of petrol bombs were found at this one.

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