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The ultimate expression of Dunning-Kruger and the “do your own research” mentality:

Capitol rioter insists on representing himself in court — then accidentally admits to two felonies

A man who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and allegedly smoked marijuana in Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-OR) office served as his own lawyer this Tuesday despite being advised by the judge not to do so.

According to a report from WUSA, Brandon Fellows was warned by a federal judge that representing himself could open him up to perjury or an obstruction of justice charge and he could end up going back to jail. Just hours later, the judges warning turned out to be true.

“Most people do not do this,” U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden told Fellows. “Obviously your attorney has discouraged this. I do not think this is a good idea… but I’m going to allow you to take the stand, if you wish.”

Fellows, who is from New York, has been charged with felony obstruction of an official proceeding. Last month, Fellows told the judge he wanted to represent himself because he had spent a significant amount of time studying law library of the D.C. jail where he’s being held. Despite warning him not to do so, Judge McFadden eventually agreed to his request.

From WUSA:

On Tuesday, Fellows appeared before the judge for his first full hearing as his own counsel to argue his bond status should be reconsidered. When McFadden denied his request to call his former public defender, Cara Halverson, as a witness, Fellows instead described a conversation he said he recorded with her about a “loophole” he’d found that could get McFadden removed from the case.

Fellows said he asked Halverson if he should contact McFadden’s family as a means of disqualifying him from presiding over his case. He also said he had told Halverson – to her horror – about a previous occasion in which he’d intentionally put the phone number of another judge’s wife as his emergency contact in order to get a new judge. In that case, the judge was replaced with another.

Fellows said Halverson told him that was illegal, and if that he tried to do that with McFadden he would wind up in jail on even more serious charges.

Judge McFadden then told Fellows that he had some bad news for him.

“You’ve admitted to incredible lapses of judgment here on the stand, not least of which was seeking to disqualify a New York state judge,” McFadden said. “You’ve admitted to obstruction of justice in that case, and you’ve admitted to what was probably obstruction in this case in trying to have me disqualified, and only Ms. Halverson’s advice stopped you from doing so. You’ve engaged in a pattern of behaviors that shows contempt for the criminal justice system, and I just have no confidence that you will follow my orders if I release you.”

McFadden denied Fellows’ request to reopen his detention status and ordered him back to jail.

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Watching Manchin’s moves is horrifying…

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Photos show QAnon believers gathering in Dallas – where they believe JFK Jr. will reveal he’s still alive







Want to get extra stupid? Watch this video where they claim that JFK Sr. is Q and there are three “Fuscas”: one is JFK Jr., one is John Denver, and one is Steve Irwin, who they say is John Denver’s son.

Whatever there on is NOT the good stuff.


Oh, and:


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A real race to the bottom, eh? Never realized how many are WAWBD. (walking around while brain dead).

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Not as batty as it looks!

In a huge upset to New Zealand birds, but a win for one of the country’s only native land mammals, a bat has swooped in “by a long way” to take out the annual bird of the year competition.

Forest and Bird, which runs the election, thew the bat among the pigeons as a surprise entry this year. The pekapeka-tou-roa, or long tailed bat, is one of two bats in the country and one of the rarest mammals in the world. It is as small as a thumb, and the size of a bumblebee when it is born.

On being asked whether the bat’s entry was a stunt, Fehnker-Heather said: “No, bats are New Zealand’s only native land mammals, and they are classed as nationally critical. They face a lot of the same threats that our native birds do, so this year, we thought we’ll try and get more people aware of that.”

Rats, possums, stoats and cats are all a major threat to the species, and responsible for its population declining by roughly 5% a year, she said.

Aotearoa (NZ) was a bird’s paradise until the arrival of humanity around 800 years ago. There were no mammal predators at all. But humans brought rats, and then stoats and possums, and other larger mammals with them. The natural forests that covered the land then are mainly gone. There is an extensive national programme now to eradicate pests over the entire country.

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Guess what didn’t happen?

Looks like JFK Jr, Q, John Denver, Steve Irwin, Robin Williams, Dale Earnhardt Sr., Tupac, and everybody else dead stayed dead and never showed up in Dallas today.






::Sighs:: Goalposts moved:

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What next? :crazy_face: :crazy_face: :crazy_face: :crazy_face: :crazy_face: :exploding_head:

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Branch ballet…a nice back-to-nature break from politics- not exactly humor but it made me smile. Maybe it will do the same for you.

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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/eric-trumps-burner-phone-just-blew-the-january-6th-scandal-wide-open/42734/

Happy Thanksgiving!

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And if you’re lucky enough to have snow already, just remember…

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