WATCH: Jenna Ryan spoke to @EricFlackTV after her sentencing today. He asked if she had a statement of remorse. She blamed the media for her jail time, and said she should be able to tweet without being "persecuted." #CapitolRiot pic.twitter.com/RoIyAPsQ2b
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) November 4, 2021
The First Amendment, tragically, cannot protect you from yourself. Betty Cracker broke this news earlier, but I just had to share this fine specimen of Consequences should only happen to *other* people!!! logic with y’all.
Been waiting for this day for 10 months. https://t.co/4f2yxmw2K4
— zeddy (@Zeddary) November 2, 2021
“I would like a pardon from the President of the United States.”
Dallas area realtor Jenna Ryan is the 2nd D.C. riot participant to ask for one. She flew on a private jet to D.C. to “stop the steal.” FBI arrested her today. She says: I feel persecuted. pic.twitter.com/Rk4XCYVqX3
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 16, 2021
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) November 4, 2021
Apparently there is still some question of whether she will go to jail, but she’s doing her personal best to make sure the authorities have no reason to treat her with particular kindness…
Protip: although you will have an opportunity to explain the “context” of announcing you’re not going to jail because you’re white, ideally you would avoid saying it on social media at all. https://t.co/e4mzSKtp4k
— LuciferaseHat (@Popehat) November 2, 2021
Let the trash take the trash out.
Works for everyone.
Wasn’t Stormy70 from Dallas? Could this not be performance art piece by one of DougJ’s minions?
Is there a runway at the jail so she can leave on her private jet when she’s finished doing her time? It seems that would be appropriate to her station, no?
Also, if she’s blonde I am for sure a redhead.
Hmmm. Even the assholes are bigger in Texas.
Yeah, she’s a real peach, isn’t she?
Hey Peroxide Eva Braun: you were not “persecuted”, you were “prosecuted”.
Don’t blame your vocab on CRT neither.
Just caught up with the overnight (for me) postings and am thrilled the blog is going ad-free. Where can I set up a recurring donation, via PayPal preferably?
I was only joking yesterday when I outlined an “I was only being sarcastic to a twitter assailant” defence, but apparently Thriftshop Greene reads BJ. Who knew?
Got to love the plea to the judge to recognise that she’s not really an entitled racist thug, she just pretends to be one on the Internet for clicks.
“C’mon, man, I’m setting up a run for fricken Congress here. Can’t we settle on a nice suspended sentence so I can fundraise on my martyrdom from home?”
I hope the judge has a really big book to throw at her.
I remember during the BLM protest that under the Rump, any BLM protesters who damaged federal property faced 10 years in jail; so exactly why are these 1/6 rioters that defaced/destroyed the Capitol not getting 10 years in a federal prison? Of course, because they are white and privileged, of course.
@Tony Jay: I am reading Fiona Hill’s book ” There’s No Place Here for You” Have you read it? I am loving it. She is the Russia expert who testified against Trump in the first impeachment hearings. Originally a coalminer’s daughter from Bishop Auckland.
“Scott free.” Heh. Heh heh heh heh heh.
I don’t think that’s exactly what the prosecutor said, lady.
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
You’re not going to believe this, but Dump was full of shit.
“I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act.”
The veteran’s memorial preservation act reads: “public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years.”
Dump said he would use this on anyone spraying good old fashioned American Graffiti on a federal court house, but court houses aren’t memorials.
Additionally, what’s great is it only applies to memorials of US soldiers, so it wouldn’t apply to those confederate statutes he was trying to protect.
Even then, if some prosecutor asked for a 10 year sentence, it’s up to a judge to decide, the penalty is not mandatory.
So big surprise, Dump was conning his cult.
Only two months?! She shoulda yelled at the judge, called him Antifa or something, for not handing her a ‘tough blond chick’ sentence. This one, from yesterday, is a bit better, even if only a sentencing rec:
Impressive how all these “false flag antifa” operatives have impeccable cover stories as Trumpist assholes. They’re really staying in character.
Kirsten Gillibrand was on Amanpour and Co last night, and when asked “WTF is up with Joe Manchin?”, she said he’s not against paid family leave, per se, but thinks it can be done in a bipartisan way, (thereby forcing employees to earn credits to that end), and sure enough, that’s just what he said today. So I guess his latest stalling tactic involves taking each provision of the bill and running it past his Ten Republican Friends?
Is there? How so?
@JWR: Those ten Republican friends who won’t vote for it anyway?
I don’t understand how that earned points would work. Would they have to work x number of months before they could use it? Just like sick leave and paid vacations didn’t start accruing for x months most places my husband worked?
“Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.”
@Joey Maloney: In the sidebar under Ways to Support Our Site.
@Betty Cracker: Appeals of sentence.
Tracking the unfriendly skies.
How goes post-surgical recovery?
@OzarkHillbilly: I thought she was sentenced on the charge she pleaded guilty to? I’m not a lawyer, but I think the grounds for appeal are fairly limited in that circumstance. It’s a pity the court didn’t order to her to jail immediately.
Blondie’s whining just gets better and better.
Frank Wilhoit: “Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition …There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” This seems increasingly true.
What @?BillinGlendaleCA said. (At least as far as I know.) I think it would involve corporate matching funds, etc., etc., just like a 401k.
And while we’re at it, I think you mean “fazed” not “phased.” Some people bring out the pedantic twit in me.
I haven’t read it, but I saw you mentioning her last night and it brought back memories of being very impressed with her when she was being grilled by the Senate.
It’s beautiful country up Durham way. You can see why the Vikings liked it so much.
She did more than just walk in for two minutes. She incited violence.
@Betty Cracker: Generally, you plead guilty with an agreement for no appeal in federal court. The the judge works within the guidelines. She’s on her way.
@NotMax: It blows.
@Betty Cracker: Don’t know, I had not read that.
Ah, another budding Parler Influencer. //
… do they expect Joe Biden to be so magnanimous as to pardon them, or do they think Trump still can?
Am I a bad person for thinking the best response to this jail sentence comes from Nelson Muntz?
I think there’s a better than even chance that she literally writes Mein Kampf, Part II.
@Joey Maloney: These links are in the sidebar (but copied here) should get you what you need.
The first one takes you right to Cole’s Patreon where you can sign up. The second gives you all the info you need in order to use Venmo, Zelle, or PayPay.
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Still finding it funny how the members of the Party of Personal Responsibility refuse to take any.
Each of them should get the xkcd 1st amendment explainer tattooed in reverse on their forehead so they can read it every time they look in the mirror. Failing that, a laminated wallet/handbag copy.
She said that in January, when Trump was still president.
Now just imagine the kind of privilege you must feel to have that kind of mindset!
Johnny Gentle (famous crooner)
Guarantee: Give it one or two election cycles and she’ll be in the Texas legislature, if not Congress.
If she wasn’t a right-wing celebrity before, she certainly is now. You know how once they get a taste, these lampreys can’t unlatch themselves from the sweet, sweet grift of wingnut dollars. Heck, that bag of dicks in Missouri who waved his rifle at protestors is running for the Senate, and he isn’t half the “martyr” Jenna Ryan is.
Relatedly, I also give it one or two election cycles before it’s sina qua non for ALL republican candidates to embrace the insurrectionists as great American patriots. The hope that people like Josh Hawley might be ostracized and pushed aside because of their support for the riot lasted, what, a couple weeks?
@Tony Jay: my eldest daughter spent a year at Durham for college in the 1990s. We visited her there, and it is indeed beautiful. She was there for the 900th anniversary of the cathedral.
J R in WV
I’m disappointed with this fascist criminal’s light sentence… she should probably be getting at least a couple of years for her self-promotion and support of the big lie on top of her participation in an insurrection that sought to overturn the lawfully elected government of the USA.
Reading the linked sentencing report makes me sick.
And Senator Joe Manchin drives a Maserati around DC, probably has his own parking space near where his yacht is moored. What a man of the WV people!! Amazing that he doesn’t understand the need for family leave — not!? Who is he kidding, he won’t ever take family leave to help care for someone, he doesn’t give a shit for anyone else.
Steve in the ATL
@PST: and “scot-free”, not “Scott free”
What’s up with the state of education in Texas?
You would be a bad person if you didn’t.