“Freshly pardoned Mike Flynn thinks martial law should be declared” links

General Michael Flynn arrives for sentencing

With the pardon fresh in his hand, Mike Flynn suggests that Donald Trump should declare martial law and hold a new election. LMAO, these people. [Towleroad]
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  1. Liz version 700 says:

    So question. You guys are pretty insightful and I would love to hear opinions. Everyone says Flynn was an amazing military officer until he lost his mind when he got fired. But this? It seems like this kind of evil had to have been there in part all along and he just got worse? What do you think? Was he always a problem who got promoted up anyway or did he just loose his mind and decide to be a proponent of martial law? Uugh

    • Maida says:

      That’s a really interesting question. In a related case, apparently Sidney Powell used to be an at least OK lawyer until she went full MAGA. I connect both with the accounts people are sharing of loved ones who got sucked into the Q-Anon insanity. Saturate yourself with that stuff long enough and it will really change you.

    • H says:

      I was in the military and some vets have trouble transitioning once out of the service. Being a General, Flynn had access to amazing health care and mental health programs, so I’m going to go with he’s a great general but a sucky human being.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        This is a good point. I grew up near Several military bases and had a number of friends who joined the military and found an amazing life, and a few who had a hard time when they left. The Q thing is terrifying. We have a mental health epidemic in this country that is activating the actual Pandemic

      • kimberlu says:

        my nephew was stationed in north Dakota, him being so young in a MAGA area….he was brain washed…when he got stationed back away from North Dakota he woke up and realized how crazy the people in MAGA country is

      • Sankay says:

        I read an article a couple years ago about Flynn. He seemed like a good general (now I wonder if he was just another white male who failed up), who has a son that believer in all the conspiracy theories about Hillary and the Democrats. He supposedly indoctrinated his father. Ver surprised by that but if wasn’t really a great general perhaps he was easily swayed.

    • The Recluse says:

      Makes you wonder why Obama tried to warn Drumpf about Flynn. They knew something about him that Drumpf was perfectly fine with. I think it involved $$$$$ and Russia.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        Obama warned Trump because it was well known that Flynn was working for Russia AND Turkey (well known enough that people like me, outside the government who just follow politics, knew he was working for both countries and it was referenced often so it’s weird that Trump had no idea)

  2. GuestwithCat says:

    I have so many things I want to say about this person and what he said. But they probably aren’t legal or reflect well on my morals and beliefs that I normally try to abide by.

    I’m incandescent with rage.

  3. Lorelei says:

    “Temporarily suspend the constitution?” JFC

  4. greenmonster says:

    THIS is why I don’t believe in ‘both sides’. One side is actively trying to erase the results of an election because they don’t like the outcome. One side is actively trying to rile people up and instigate unrest or even civil war. One side is full of facists. I will not talk to you (I don’t even care if you are family or a friend) if you believe there are good people on both sides. You are not a good person if you still think the Orange Buffon or any of his associates are remotely OK people.

    • Sera Quill says:

      Wholeheartedly agree with you.

    • lanne says:

      There’s no negotiation with terrorists or Nazis. There’s no “both sides” with the KKK. The QAnon people ARE the current-day KKK and National Socialists. History will talk about them the same way. You either fight them or you appease them. Ask Neville Chamberlain how well appeasement went with the Nazis.

    • Anne Call says:

      Starting to feel like the American experiment is a failure. 50 states and half of them are full of conspiracy driven anti science morons. As a native Californian I’m just ready to opt out and start our own deal with some other western states. I mean we’re the 5th largest economy in the world, but some idiot red stater vote counts more than mine at this point.

  5. Lady Luna says:

    I really wish the democrats will step up and prosecute these traitors! Stop being nice and play their game.

    • Lanie says:

      This traitor was accepted a plea bargain from Mueller. Trump pardoned him.

      • holly hobby says:

        Only for the lying to the FBI part. Remember, they didn’t bring charges to the other crimes he allegedly committed (kidnapping a Turkish cleric comes to mind). I think all of that is off the table since he went back on his plea. They can throw the son out too.

        Waiting for a real DOJ to get him. I think the pardon was a narrow one – not preemptive like what Rump will give his asshole spawns so hell yeah, they can go after him for this.

        Someone on Twitter also mentioned that the military has their own tribunal and the pardon power doesn’t reach there. That was an interesting point.

  6. Chris says:

    I scoffed out loud at Flynn. F— that guy.

  7. TheOriginalMia says:

    Need to throw his butt in jail for sedition. He’s a traitor. Hope the judge ignores the pardon and does what needs to be done.

  8. Leah says:

    He should be in prison. End of.

  9. Josie Bean says:

    My god, this is never ending.

  10. Traveler says:

    Geezus, this guy was a general in the U.S. military!
    This really makes me lose sleep at night. How many active military support these views?
    A new day, a new horror story.

  11. equality says:

    Because nothing says freewill of the people like suspending the Constitution and forcing them to hand vote during a pandemic under martial law.

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s throwing Leaky McDepends a bone cause he got his pardon – give it a couple of months and he will be singing a different song when his master is no longer in power.

  13. Miasys says:

    Initially, I wanted to flip sh*t when I read this. After calming down…this is just him sucking up to Cheeto and making noise. The more noise they make and wind up the crazy MAGATs – the less attention paid to the lying, grifting, crime, treason and everything else the administration is up to. Sorry, not giving this lunatic bandwidth for this. They are not going to impose military rule or have a new election because 75 million people would be rioting in the streets. It’s just noise to distract you from the other, more insidious shenanigans they are up to.
    That said, Flynn needs to be locked up. He’s a danger to himself and others.

    • Anne Call says:

      They all want to grift off the maga base, so they’ll be screaming and yelling forever and asking for money. Con man Trump has all taught them well…

  14. GuestwithCat says:

    I just read up on this guy. I’d honestly quite forgotten about him. He identifies as a pro-Choice Democrat! Or at least he did the last time he was asked about it.

    WTF?! I guess it just goes to show MAGATISM is a disease of the mind and spirit more than a Republican ideology, though right now the infection is mostly isolated to the Republican Party. Probably because it can find more to fester on within Republican ideology.

    It’s just that if you were to tell me the speech that was made with so much feeling and empathy by an official in Georgia came from a Republican and a rant such as this came from a Democrat, I’d have thought you lost your mind.

    Damn, 2020!

  15. Atorontogal says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but GOP stands for Good ole Party?
    Why would anyone in this day want to be affiliated with anything under this banner? Unless of course, you know, racism? Why are they referred to as both GOP and Republicans?

    • Other Renee says:

      It’s Grand Old Party, not “Good.” As we have seen in the recount, there are honorable Republicans. John McCain was such a man. Then there are the lunatic Maga Trump worshipers.

      I’ve thought abut this long and hard. All I come up with re Trump worship is that it’s akin to grand scale brainwashing similar to what happened under Hitler (may he rot in hell). Also, for people to be brainwashed into following evil, there has to be a core of evil within them as well that responds. It may be latent, but it’s there nevertheless.

      • elle says:

        I absolutely agree with this. My brother is generally a sweet soul, with mental illness, but there’s an underlying core of incel rage/resentment/white guy entitlement that got activated once he left a liberal area for a MAGAt one. He can’t be away from Fox News for more than few hours without getting twitchy.

    • lanne says:

      Grand Old Party. It used to be the party of Lincoln until 1968. Martin Luther King was a republican. Many southern segregationists were Democrats–left over from after the Civil War. Then came Nixon and his southern strategy in 1968, playing on white people’s racism, and all those southern segregationist democrats became republicans. The republicans kept on pursuing racist policies and using racist dog whistles (Reagan and his welfare queens, for example). Newt Gingrinch and the 1994 Republican take over of Congress happened as a backlash against Bill Clinton elevating his wife Hillary to create health care policy (I honestly think she was doomed from ever being elected president the day she said “I’m not gonna stand by my man like Tammy Wynette. People hated her for being smart (smarter than bill) a feminist, and a policy maker–first ladies are supposed to just smile and look pretty and bake cookies, damnit! From then on, the GOP moved further and further to the right, and the dog whistles became more and more audible to humans. Trump and trumpism is the ultimate expression of republican Southern strategy–the GOP is a party for white people, to support white supremacy openly. There’s no pretense anymore

      (I wrote this as a quick summary for non-Americans)

  16. Summerlover says:

    I’m not an American nor do I live in the USA. For me, the idea that a president can pardon anyone for serious crimes is quite mind boggling. In this day and age, where there is a court of law, how can they get away with such a thing?! Naturally the incumbent will try and save everyone in his circle. Is there any limit to what crimes the president can “pardon”?

  17. Lizzie says:

    IIRC the justice dept dropped a lot of charges in this guys plea deal and agreed to not charge his son with his crimes. My question is does his pardon cover the crimes that he didn’t plead guilty to? I would love him to be charged with those crimes. Not sure why he got a deal to begin with.

    • holly hobby says:

      He got a deal because he was willing to sing like a bird against the Rump. Somehow during that time he stopped cooperating. I say throw his ass in jail for another charge.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    US troops voted for Biden in significant numbers. So I don’t think this one ex-general has the kind of support he might hope he did. I don’t think a military coup would succeed.

    With that said, it is beyond horrific and treasonous that this criminal is trying to turn our free country into a two-bit military dictatorship. And he won’t suffer the slightest consequence. This is what creates division and violence in our country — this kind of appalling incendiary talk from evil leaders.

  19. Babz says:

    I’m friends with someone who worked in a government agency with him. When Flynn was appointed National Security Advisor, I commented to my friend that there was something about him that worried me. His response was “you should be.” Therefore, I wasn’t that surprised when he was fired and all the Russia stuff came out. I was surprised, though, at just how far out there he seems to be. His comments today confirmed that opinion. The last thing you want in a General is someone whose views are so radical. It may be that he changed when he returned to civilian life and was fine as long as he was in the military. I just know that my blood ran cold when I read his comments today, because there are far too many MAGAs out there who would just love to respond to his call to burn the place down, which is exactly what he’s advocating.

  20. shanaynay says:

    They should denounce him, and take away all of his titles. He is a disgrace.