The scripted violence scenario represented by Christopher Hasson, the 49-year-old Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last week and charged with plotting a massive domestic terrorist attack on leading media and Democratic Party figures, is the stuff of national nightmares. But the nightmare is hardly over. Even more frightening is the realization that Hasson likely is just one of many radicalized white men poised to take violent action on “a scale rarely seen.” Certainly Hasson’s plans were remarkably wide-reaching. Inspired in large part by Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik—and in particular by Breivik’s ardent belief in the white-nationalist hoax theory called “cultural Marxism”—Hasson wrote: “I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth.” Foremost among his targets were leading media and Democratic Party figures, including MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Ari Melber, and Chris Hayes, CNN’s Van Jones and Don Lemon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker. To carry out these assassinations, Hasson had amassed an armory in his basement, including 15 weapons and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. In his deleted emails, investigators found Hasson musing about carrying out a “two-pronged attack” using bioterror weapons and a sniper attack. He also was an ardent white nationalist. In addition to his admiration for Breivik, Hasson corresponded with other neo-Nazis. He was particularly keen on the work of white supremacist Harold Covington, who promoted creating a “white homeland” in the Pacific Northwest, but who died in 2018. “How long can we hold out there and prevent niggerization of the Northwest until whites wake up on their own or are forcibly made to make a decision whether to roll over and die or wake up on their own remains to be seen,” Hasson wrote Covington in a 2017 draft letter. However, when Hasson was first arrested on Feb. 14, it was on mundane drug and weapons charges, and hardly merited a blip on anyone’s radar. Hasson was caught because he had been buying the addictive painkiller Tramadol from a drug dealer while stationed at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Baltimore. Those circumstances underscore the haphazard nature of American law enforcement’s handling of far-right domestic terrorism: Hasson wasn’t caught because investigators were seeking neo-Nazis within the ranks of the military—which is indeed a serious and ongoing issue, but one which very few resources are directed to addressing—but simply by fortunate happenstance.
A week into the national non-emergency, Democrats are preparing to introduce a bill to end Donald Trump’s “I didn’t have to do this” farce. The very brief resolution, which simply declares Trump’s emergency declaration “terminated,” will be filed soon after the House opens for business on Friday. Its passage is being spearheaded in the House by Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat who has stated that he already has at least one Republican ready to sign on to the bill. As CNN reported on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi spent the day lining up the vote with Democratic House members and inviting Republicans to join them in ending Trump’s overreach. A number of Republicans in both the House and the Senate have expressed something ranging from “discomfort” to “outrage” at Trump’s action, but it’s not known if any of them signed on as co-sponsors of the resolution before a Thursday afternoon deadline. According to USA Today, the bill will be introduced early on Friday and is expected to pass in the Democratic-majority House. It would then face a required vote in the Senate within 18 days—though it could happen sooner if Mitch McConnell were to bring it to the floor. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is preparing to introduce a matching resolution. Should the bill pass out of the House with anything more than one or two Republican votes, it could add to pressures to what CNN is describing as “the longest 18 days” of Mitch McConnell’s career. McConnell publicly announced that he was supporting Trump’s emergency declaration in order to get his signature on the government funding bill and avoid a second shutdown, but he did so over the vocal protest of several members of his own party. If a handful of those Republicans decided to follow through and sign on to support the resolution, it could pass in the Senate as well as in the House, putting it on Trump’s desk for what the White House has already announced is a certain veto. But just getting that far would risk a schism in the Republican Party over signing away the role of Congress in order to support Trump. After a decade of chest-thumping about executive overreach for every minor action taken by Barack Obama, Republicans finally have a chance to vote on something that addresses a genuinely massive and obvious abuse of power. But Mitch McConnell is likely to use his role in the Senate to protect Trump’s gutting of the Senate’s power right up to the last bitter moment.
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● NC-09: On Thursday, after four days of hearings into charges that Republican Mark Harris benefitted from an illegal absentee ballot scheme in last year’s race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, the bipartisan state Board of Elections unanimously voted to hold a new election. This will be the first time a re-vote has occurred in a House race since 1974, when a malfunctioning voting machine was enough to cast doubt on Republican Henson Moore’s 44-vote win in a contest in Louisiana; Moore decisively won the do-over the following year. Campaign Action Democrat Dan McCready, a businessman and retired Marine, has long been preparing to compete here again, and there’s no question his fellow Democrats will give him the chance to try once more. There’s far more uncertainty, however, on the GOP side. Last year, the Republican-led state legislature passed a law mandating new primaries whenever a new election is ordered in a congressional contest. That’s a change from prior practice, which would have required only a new general election be held between the existing nominees—something that would have left the GOP stuck with Harris. On Thursday, McCready’s attorney, Marc Elias, declined to say if he’d challenge this new law in court. If there’s a new Republican primary, Harris is likely to face plenty of opposition if he runs again. That’s a big if, though: Harris, who said at Thursday’s hearing that he’d suffered two strokes in January and was “struggling” to make it through his testimony as a witness, has not yet said what he’ll do, though after the board’s vote, his wife said «we will think about» another bid. It will be up to the board, rather than Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, to schedule this new race. However, it’s possible that the new election for the 9th District will be held the same day as the pending special election for the 3rd District, which became open after GOP Rep. Walter Jones died last week. Since Cooper is tasked with scheduling the 3rd District vote, he may end up having a say in when voters in the 9th District will go to the polls if the board chooses to follow his lead. The board’s vote to hold a new election capped off a dramatic week of proceedings that were nothing but a disaster for Harris. On Wednesday, his own son, federal prosecutor John Harris, testified that he'd warned his father about McCrae Dowless, the operative accused of masterminding the illegal absentee ballot harvesting operation on behalf of Harris’ campaign.
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x Vimeo Video Well, Trump’s emergency declaration is here — time to get ready for ripping off funding from military construction and anti-drug trafficking activities, hooray! We’ve got to build a wall that’s already tremendously built and take money from anti-drug trafficking to pay for a thing that cuts down on drug trafficking. Follow? This wall (or wall-like thing made up of beautiful vertical slats) is a grand monument to Trump’s “build the wall” campaign chant. That’s it. It’s not really about doing anything. Illegal immigration is way down. Drugs aren’t sped through the desert, they come through official ports of entry. Hordes of asylum-seekers don’t run through the desert, they tend to go to Border Patrol posts and turn themselves in so they can begin the legal asylum process. Never mind the details about the wall and immigration, let’s just mess with the separation of powers and the U.S. Constitution. How’s that for not politically correct? This wall will continue to be a giant political vacuum that sucks attention from everything else. (Except maybe more indictments?) Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to visit me on my Patreon page for behind-the-scenes goodies!
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What: Winter Auction Weekend - Day 3Where: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries; 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston, ME 04861, United StatesWhen: March 3Public Viewing: Mon - Thurs, February 25 - 28 from 9 am to 5pmTop lots of the sale:- Two Blackbirds, oil on linen, signed upper left and dated '51, in water gilt box frame with linen panels, OS: 15 1/2« x 23 1/4», 10 1/4« x 18». Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000- Tank Form Platinum Wristwatch by Patek Philippe & Co., 18 jewel, 3 heat and cold, isochronism, adjusted 5 positions, serial #832419, case marked #616668, has a faceted crystal with adjustable platinum band: presentation on back: «WSH, a real friend, from H&L Boys 1938», 50 dwt (without movement). «WSH» and «DSM» on band clasp. 1 1/2« wide, 3/4» width head, overall band length 6«. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000- 162 Pieces of Tiffany & Co. Richelieu Pattern Flatware, service for twelve, with 'JSC' monogram, including: (12) Dinner knives; (12) Luncheon knives; (12) Spreader knives; (12) Dinner forks; (12) Luncheon forks; (12) Salad forks; (13) Teaspoons; (12) Cream soup spoons; (12) Demitasse spoons; (12) Table spoons; (6) Serving spoons; (12) Seafood forks; (3) Flat handle spreaders; (8) Pastry forks with gold wash; (8) Old style ice cream spoons; (1) Punch ladle; (1) Gravy ladle; and (2) Piece salad set with gold wash; 245.09 ozt tw. In an oak fitted Tiffany & Co. wooden case with side handles, 6» high, 22« x 18 A¾». Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 18,000- Tiffany Studios Bronze Scarab Desk Lamp, with iridescent green and purple lustered Favrile glass scarab form shade, with two-arm harp and fluted bronze base, standing on five ball feet, original patina, single socket fixture with switch at the center of the harp, base is stamped with Tiffany Glass Decorating Co. monogram and 'Tiffany Studios, New York, 28630', 8 3/4« high, 6» x 4 5/8«. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000- Cased (150) Piece Set of Georg Jensen Acorn Pattern Sterling Silver Flatware, including: (12) Dinner knives, (12) Fish knives; (12) Butter knives; (12) Teaspoons; (12) Soup spoons; (12) Demitasse spoons; (12) 4 3/8» Small teaspoons; (12) Grapefruit spoons; (12) Dinner forks; (12) Salad forks; (12) Dessert forks; (12) Seafood forks; (2) Large serving spoons; (1) Large serving fork; (1) Cake server; and (2) Pc hollow handle salad set; 177.26 ozt tw; in a felt lined wooden Kingscote lift top case with two front drawers, two side handles, inside of case is an unengraved brass lid plaque, 9 1/4« high, 18 1/2» x 12 1/2«. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Bust of Mrs. Frederick S. Moseley, Jr., carved white marble portrait, 1928, signed and dated near base, cat. #260 in Manship's catalog raisonne, this lot includes book detailing Manship's work, »Paul Manship« by Edwin Murtha, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1957, this sculpture is illustrated on pg 167 and described on pg 171, 21» high, 14 1/2« x 8». Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000- Early 20th c. Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver & Copper Bulbous Vase, 1902-1907 mark, lobed shape with Art Nouveau motif silver on copper on silver body decoration, floral repousse band around foot, gold washed interior, 14 3/4« high, 5 1/2» diam., 43.77 ozt tw. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Chinese Art AuctionWhere: Metropolitan Auction of Art , Inc.; 625 Middle Country Rd Coram, NY 11727.When: March 3Public Viewing: 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST Mar 2rdTop lots of the sale:- A huge ink and color on silk hanging scroll painting. H1000. China, early 20th century. C Property from a Chinese Collection. Measure: Length 7874« (200 meter), width 31.5». Estimate: $ 3,000,000 - $ 4,500,000- A rare large huanghuali orphaned prayer beads comprising 19 round beads approximately 1«-1.36»(25mm-35 mm) dia each. China.the wood grains in attractive pupil and eyes(16 of 19 beads), 9.5« (240mm) dia overall, total weight: 9,21 oz (261g).Domestic shipping (48 states): $39.95. Estimate: $95,000 - $120,000- A huge qing dynasty guangxu period wood plaque carved with Chinese guqin, chess, book and painting patterns. M043. China. Qing dynasty guangxu period,19. A wood plaque carved with Chinese guqin, chess, book and painting patterns. Estimate: $ 48,000 - $ 75,000- A fine carved stone buddha statues.S008. China. Ming Dynasty style. Measure: Length 14.25» , width 10«, Height 22». Estimate: $ 45,000 - $ 85,000- Eight Qing dynasty paintings of horses. H561. China. Ink and color on paper, late 19th/20th century, with eight red color seals of artist. Each depiction a horse in various stances (framed). Each 20 «, (50.8cm) wide. Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 45,000- A large nanmu wood statue carved with Chinese god of longevity. M044. Measure: Height 51.25», Diameter 13.75,180lb. Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 40,000- A carved stone buddha statues. S009. China. Qing Dynasty style. Measure: Length 11« , width 7», Height 29«. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 55,000- Jiang Jun (1847-1919). A Ink And Color On Paper Hanging Scroll Painting. H1001. China. Qing Dynasty, with two red color seals of artist. C. Property from a Private Chinese Collection. Measure: Length 141» ,width 10.2«. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 55,000- Shi Tao (1642a€“1707). A ink and color on paper hanging scroll H655. Measure: Length 52» ,width 26«. China, with a red color seal of artist. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 50,000- A ming dynasty gilt bronze guangong immortal statue. J112. China. Probably Ming dynasty or later. C Property from a Private Japanese Collection. Measure: Height 13.75», Length 9.25« ,width6.25».40lb. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 40,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Asian & European Fine Works of ArtWhere: Madison Square Gallery, Inc.; 40W 25th Street, Unit 205, New York, NY 10010, United StatesWhen: March 3Public Viewing: Friday, March 1st: 12pm - 5pm; Saturday, March 6th: 12pm - 5pmTop lots of the sale:- Set of five very rare Sino Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Garuda on double lotus petal base with kila and flowering mandela. Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 90,000- Set of four gilt bronze figures of heavenly king Vaishravana. Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 80,000- Magnificent pair of gilt bronze cloisonne lotus planters, of globular shape, with long gilt stemmed flower set in a planter depicting they are growing out of the water with fish. The vase delicately decorated with interlocking flowers, each with four gilt medallions depicting birds, all set against a turquoise green ground. Set atop a rosewood stand. Dimension: Planter: 95cm H x 66cm W, Stand: 104cm H x 52cm W. Estimate: $ 45,000 - $ 65,000- Gilt bronze figure of guardian, the guardian king standing in martial posture, his left hand raised, wearing an elaborate suit of armor and celestial scarves, the gilt face with meditative expression and framed by an elaborate headdress. Dimension: 18 1/2" ( 47 cm ) H. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000- A gilt bronze figure of vajradhara. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000- Gilt bronze gem-inlaid figure of shadakshari avalokitesvara, seated on four-leg raised alter surrounded by two smaller figures on lotus petal base inscribed with characters on back side inlay of turquoise. Dimension: 14 9/16 x 8 11/16 x 5 1/2 in ( 37 x 22 x 14 cm ). Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000- Large framed buddhist thangka. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000- Three panel embroidered silk and rosewood table screen, with 'Birds and Flower'motif. Dimension:128.6cm H x 72cm W. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 40,000- A gilt-bronze statue of seated sakyamuni, on a raised alter surrounded by attendants and worshipers. Dimension: 13 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 in ( 33 x 26 x 14 cm ). Weight: 19 lb (8.6 kg ). Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000- A gilt bronze figure of chakrasamvara with consort, of six-armed form, the three-headed divinity standing in pratyalida, sporting a necklace of severed head, in union with his consort Vajravarahi, wearing a necklace of skull and a finely cast girdle of bones, set on a double lotus base. Dimension: 13 3/16 in (33.5 cm ) High. Weight: approx. 13 lb (5.9 kg ). Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 30,000- Tang dynasty bronze covered box. Adorned with Birds tigers and deer inscribed with a floral pattern around the outer edges and covered in a green patina. Dimension: 17cm dia. ( 6 1/2 in dia ). Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 30,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
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