This is such an absolute shit show it’s hard to know where to start, so let’s go all the way back to the beginning.

Gretchen Whitmer is the Governor of Michigan.  When the lockdowns started, Whitmer’s response was noted for being obscenely arbitrary and nonsensical.

For instance, hardware stores sold essential items so were open, but paint and seeds were considered non-essential, so those items were taped off with caution tape.

 

Whitmer banned people who owned multiple homes in-state to going to their non-primary residences.  So if you lived in a city, and wanted to enjoy some fresh air at your cabin in the UP, you couldn’t travel to your second home and shelter in place there.  In the same state.

On the other hand, Whitmer was one of several governors who put COVID positive patients into nursing homes, going so far as to use nursing homes as storage for COVID positive patients from mental hospitals and group homes.

People got fed up with Governor Whitmer’s emergency power grab and lockdown shenanigans and sued her.  It went all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court, which decided against Whitmer.

Michigan’s highest court confirmed in a landmark decision Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had overstepped her authority by repeatedly issuing emergency COVID-19 declarations without ever getting the approval of state lawmakers.

In a narrow, 4-3 vote, the court held that Whitmer violated state law by not working with the legislature, The Detroit News reported.

Whitmer, in a brazen act of totalitarianism, told the court to go fuck itself and refused to give up power.

Seriously, she released an official statement on the Governor’s webpage.

Governor’s Orders Remain In Effect for At Least 21 Days; Thereafter, Many Public Health and Other Rules Will Continue Under Alternative Authorities

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling, handed down by a narrow majority of Republican justices, is deeply disappointing, and I vehemently disagree with the court’s interpretation of the Michigan Constitution. Right now, every state and the federal government have some form of declared emergency. With this decision, Michigan will become the sole outlier at a time when the Upper Peninsula is experiencing rates of COVID infection not seen in our state since April.

“It is important to note that this ruling does not take effect for at least 21 days, and until then, my emergency declaration and orders retain the force of law. Furthermore, after 21 days, many of the responsive measures I have put in place to control the spread of the virus will continue under alternative sources of authority that were not at issue in today’s ruling.

As the Babylon Bee so eloquently put it:

Remember, when the Democrats say that Trump is a tyrant who oversteps his authority and will refuse to give up power, that’s just projection.  Whitmer was a forerunner to be Biden’s VP until the BLM uprising required the Democrats to pander by picking a POC VP candidate.

Now the stage is set for what comes next.

From the Detroit News:

Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say

Federal agents said Thursday they thwarted a plot to violently overthrow the government as well as kidnap and harm Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — a conspiracy that included visits to her home in northern Michigan and training with firearms and explosive devices.

The alleged plot mainly involved six conspirators unhappy in part about Whitmer’s coronavirus restrictions, calling her a “tyrant.” They wanted to create a “self-sufficient” society free from what they called unconstitutional state governments and discussed plans to storm the Capitol and take hostages, according to FBI documents filed in court.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Feds say plot was bigger than kidnapping Gov. Whitmer. It was civil war attempt.

The Wolverine Watchmen militia group didn’t just plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but they were on a mission to attack the state Capitol and target police officers at their homes as part of a broader mission to instigate a civil war, authorities said Thursday in announcing felony charges against 13 militia members accused in a sensational case of domestic terrorism.

Nessel’s comments follow the filing of an FBI affidavit in U.S. District Court that alleges six militia members plotted a revolt on the government that included kidnapping Whitmer.

Nessel said the suspects called on other members to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, “made threats of violence to instigate a civil war leading to societal collapse” and engaged in the planning and training for an operation to attack the state Capitol building and kidnap government officials, including Whitmer.

According to the FBI affidavit, the accused purchased items including a Taser and night goggles, conducted surveillance at Whitmer’s cottage, and discussed blowing up a bridge to divert police, kidnapping Whitmer, and taking her to Wisconsin to face a “trial” for treason.

The three bullet points to take away are:

      1. They wanted to kidnap the Governor for “treason.”
      2. They wanted to attack police/law enforcement
      3. They wanted to bring about societal collapse

Points 2 and 3 really don’t seem like Conservative, Republican, Right Wing positions, considering that Trump has positioned himself as the law-and-order candidate and the Right has gone “back the blue” against Antifa and BLM anti-cop rhetoric.

Good thing there is video of one of the leaders of this group to tell us what he believes in his own words.

Allow me to direct your attention to the big anarchist flag hanging in his background as he spouts off Anarchist views.

This guy sounds more like Antifa than a Proud Boy.

And just in case you hear they are white supremacists, another member of this group can put that notion to rest.

 

So we have racially sensitive violent anarchists who hate cops and Trump.

But because they went after a Democrat governor, this is clearly Trump’s fault.

From NBC News:

Whitmer says Trump ‘complicit’ after feds reveal thwarted plot to kidnap her
“Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry,” she said

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that President Donald Trump is “complicit” in fomenting extremists as she addressed a thwarted plot to kidnap her revealed earlier Thursday.

“Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups,” she said, pointing to Trump’s comments about the “Proud Boys” group during last week’s presidential debate. “‘Stand back and stand by,’ he told them. Stand back and stand by.”

“Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry,” she said. “As a call to action. When our leaders speak, their words matter. They carry weight. When our leaders meet with, encourage, or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions and they are complicit.”

The evidence is just not there for that.

Of course, Trump shot back on Twitter:

 

He’s not wrong.

Which means that Trump is “inciting more violence” against Whitmer.

So let us recap:

      • Governor Whitmer imposes ridiculous and unpopular lockdown restrictions
      • Governor Whitmer imposes policies that increase COVID deaths in nursing homes among the most COVID vulnerable population in the state
      • Governor Whitmer’s emergency powers are denied by the state supreme court
      • Governor Whitmer refuses to give up her power despite the court ruling
      • Trump-hating, anti-cop, anarchists try to kidnap Governor Whitmer
      • The FBI/DOJ stops it and arrests the anarchists
      • Governor Whitmer blames Trump for the plot against her by misquoting him/taking him out of context
      • Trump criticizes back

Yeah, I think absolute shit-show cluster-fuck is a good way to describe this whole situation.

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9 thoughts on “The situation in Michigan is a total cluster-f**k”
  1. The whole thing stinks. It is far too conveniently timed and even if we were not dealing with soup groups who tried to enable and empower a coup we have plenty of non-tin foil hat instances of them sitting on criminal groups for years and many times providing them with the active means to enact violent crimes they could have in no way pulled off otherwise.

    It also reads a bit like a story I read once on a certain like minded site which raises big ol red flags for what they’re trying to link up and shove down the pipe.

  2. “Wolverine Watchmen?” Seriously?

    Making up “cool-sounding” lame names is usually something the government does.

  3. Are you ready for some seriously crazy stuff?

    The day before the raid, FBI Agents killed a guy they were trying to arrest in Detroit. Speculation is that he was somehow involved in this plot, but the FBI isnt saying anything.

    The guy they killed was…wait for it…Randy Weaver’s teenage neighbor at Ruby Ridge and friends with both of Weaver’s teenage kids.

  4. I was listening to this on NPR last night, the Michigan attorney general wasp walking about it. It tool her a really long time to call the group right wing and to me it sounded like she committed to that assessment with plausible deniablility by talking about the whole most danger comes from right wing extremeists thing we’ve been hearing abd talking about the armed protests esrlier kn the year.

    She weasled around saying with conviction the pllitical affiliation of thw voters and led people to conclude that are right wing precisely because they are more than likely not. It looks bad for the narrative since they dont seem to be racists and far right.

  5. I’m always leery when I hear that the FBI has arrested some group of people that were in the middle of some plot to do some large evil.

    Take for example the Oklahoma City Bombing. About a year before the bombing the fire department got a call about a pickup truck with 55 gallon drums in the bed burning outside the building. The FD arrived, put out the fire. The pickup was towed away.

    Turns out that drums were filled with AMFO. It was later, after the actual bombing, determined that Timothy McVeigh had attempted the bombing earlier with that pickup truck and failed. AMFO is a neat explosive because it is so easy to make and work with. You can get it delivered in a pumper truck and they just pour the AMFO into blast holes. You can get it in cylinders of plastic so you can drop them down the blast holes yet carry them around in the back of your pickup. You can burn the shit and it doesn’t go boom. You can hit it with a hammer, no boom. You can shoot it with a high power round and it doesn’t go boom.

    The stuff is HARD to make go bomb. Easy to source and make, hard to use.

    In order for it to go boom, you need a primary explosive. This is a more sensitive explosive that creates the blast wave that causes the AMFO to go off. This is more difficult to source and make than AMFO. But it can be done.

    Unfortunately, even the primary explosives need something to set them off. This is normally done with a blasting cap. And this is where McVeigh’s first attempted failed. His homemade blasting caps didn’t set off the primary and instead just started a fire.

    He still wanted to bomb the federal building, he started looking for commercial grade blasting caps and wasn’t able to source them on his own. When he started asking around, one of the skeeze bags that hung with the group he was trying to avoid reached out to him and told him that he could get blasting caps. McVeigh ended up buying the blasting caps from that skeeze bag.

    He used the blasting caps he purchased to initiate the explosive train that destroyed the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

    He bought those blasting caps from an undercover FBI agent.

    In any conspiracy with more than one person, the odds of a LEO being involved is pretty high. The way you tell the FBI agent/informant from the rest is he’s the guy agitating to do something big and illegal.

    When the court case is heard, it would not surprise me in the least to learn that of the 13 people arrested, 11 were LEOs

  6. But, it is ALWAYS Trumps fault.

    I am once again reminded that leftists are really toddlers at heart. Things do not go as planned for your average five year old, and it is never their fault. It is always big sister, or kid next door, or parent’s fault. Same thing here.

    If Whitmer got a paper cut, I am sure it would be Trump’s fault for some reason. He is advocating for forest management, and wood is used for paper, so therefore, anything paper related is his responsibility. Yeah, that logic works.

  7. The timing is curious. It makes one suspect it’s the FBI trying to deflect attention from its previous lawbreaking, and do some election meddling while they are at it.

  8. I’m… having recollections of tales I heard in a bygone age, from various sources, including Anarchists and Wobbles….
    The stories had it that the Feds had a standard procedure for using a confidential informant to turn any random group of scary-looking but maybe harmless people into a criminal conspiracy. Have the CI start showing up for meetings, then, if he doesn’t find evidence of criminal activity, have him suggest some, thereby implicating the entire group in conspiracy to commit whatever harebrained scheme he threw out.
    Generates a bunch of arrests and press conferences, even if the charges don’t hold up in court long afterward.

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