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Old 01-07-2021, 01:14 AM
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I'm hearing Twitter just locked Trump's account(s).
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I'm hearing Twitter just locked Trump's account(s).
Finally a threat to their income stream?
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:18 AM
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So terrorists are just milling around violating the curfew and apparently that is fine, like storming the Capitol is also fine. This would not be fine if the police were not on their side.
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So terrorists are just milling around violating the curfew and apparently that is fine, like storming the Capitol is also fine. This would not be fine if the police were not on their side.
Funny how we never see Miley Cyrus and Hanna Montana together, no?
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:31 AM
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Andrea Mitchell said something about healing and finding middle ground.

I think this is a pretty good idea. What is halfway between seditious fascist cult members and conservative status quo Democrats?

(I ALMOST wish I had a Parler account right now.)

EDIT: Ugh, Twitter only locked his account for 12 hours. FFS.
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Andrea Mitchell said something about healing
The first step is to amputate. Second step is to cauterize the wound.
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:39 AM
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(I ALMOST wish I had a Parler account right now.)
https://twitter.com/parlertakes

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They. Cut him out of the loop.
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Old 01-07-2021, 06:19 AM
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I didn’t really expect to be watching the boring ass election procedurals of congress tonight, but here I am. “Regular in form and authentic” is one of many things that will now haunt me in dreams.

How interesting that there are zero objections to Trump wins, for being so sneaky to rig the election the dems have really dropped the ball here not objecting at all... strange.

“We did have a senators signature, but after the actions today, no one would sign” Georgia’s objection. Haha yeah suck it stagnight riot boys.

Ugh, fuck you Pennsylvania, it was going all so well till you got a senator to sign on.
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Yep, I've been watching them too, much to my shock and horror.

I dipped out for a little bit after they called the recess, but I think our representative Joe Neguse was the first to object to the objections.

Just saying. :cool:
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By this time next week it will be like this never happened. There was hardly even any discontent in the republikkkan party. Why, whatever do you mean? "Storm the capitol? Heavens to mergatroid, who would even think!?" And with a rare exception (using fingers from one hand and having plenty left over for a much needed :fuckyou: ) every republikkkan will be toeing a completely different line about how they were always against such actions of these dozens, or really a hamful, of loners who just came up out of nowhere but who had righteous disagreement and reason to be angry but who could have foreseen such a thing. "I never liked Trump. I disagreed with most of his ideas. We were always enemies and always at war in eurasia." And on and on. Let alone the song any of those asshole mother fuckers will be singing in a year when they start drumming up support for their next campaign.

Fuck if this doesn't piss me off on many different levels.
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That deficit and irresponsible spending those tax and spend democrats etc
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How many people will even be arrested on any charges because of this?

Over/under set at 100, I'll take the unders.
Probably someone in charge of security will be arrested for failing to keep the building secure. The actual rioters ... they were just letting off steam ... arrests would damage their promising prospects ...

I do expect some serious govmint and press examination of how the assumed security of the Capitol failed so obviously. I don't expect this examination to actually acknowledge the real reasons or do anything about (though Biden & Harris will probably take steps to beef up their security quite significantly).
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More reflections that seem blindingly obvious:

The cops here wanted to shoot at, and beat and/or gas, all these rioters (because they've been selected and trained to see everyone as a deadly enemy and deadly force as the only option) nearly as much as they do with black protesters. But they were aware in this case that they might get into trouble for excessive violence, whereas they know with absolute certainty that they would never get into trouble for killing a black person.

Next thing, because they rely on violent methods and (probably) on fear, they are unequipped and unprepared to control criminal activity any other way. (Somebody posted words to the effect that now we see they are capable of restraint ... but they weren't successful in this; the Capitol was thoroughly breached.)

And finally and equally obviously, those in charge including Biden's new administration will be fully aware of all this and will completely fail to do anything about it.
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More reflections that seem blindingly obvious:

The cops here wanted to shoot at, and beat and/or gas, all these rioters (because they've been selected and trained to see everyone as a deadly enemy and deadly force as the only option) nearly as much as they do with black protesters. But they were aware in this case that they might get into trouble for excessive violence, whereas they know with absolute certainty that they would never get into trouble for killing a black person.
That is not what I saw yesterday. It looked like some cops letting them into the Capitol building.
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Not to mention taking selfies with the rioters inside the building.

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Not to mention taking selfies with the rioters inside the building.

Police and fascists
I was talking to my son last night and he asked why the police weren't in there cracking more heads, and I had to inform him that some of those who work forces are the same that burn crosses.

When I got up this morning, "fascist Antifa" was trending on Twitter, claiming the terrorists were actually antifa in disguise, and it looks like the nutosphere is all in on that.

I am ON RECORD saying that's why they started pronouncing it anTEEfuh. To completely distance it from what it means and what it is. Of course, people seem to think fascism is some nebulous insult to toss around and not, like, an actual thing anyway.

I'm also on record warning people something like this was going to happen yesterday.

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More reflections that seem blindingly obvious:

The cops here wanted to shoot at, and beat and/or gas, all these rioters (because they've been selected and trained to see everyone as a deadly enemy and deadly force as the only option) nearly as much as they do with black protesters. But they were aware in this case that they might get into trouble for excessive violence, whereas they know with absolute certainty that they would never get into trouble for killing a black person.
That is not what I saw yesterday. It looked like some cops letting them into the Capitol building.
You're right, and I have become aware of a possible distinction between the cops run by the head of security for the Capitol, said by social media to be a Trump fanatic, and the Washington DC cops, said by social media to have arrested white curfew violators with force.

I will reframe my position as "there exists at least one white cop, involved in cop activities in the Washington DC area yesterday, who would happily shoot a white rioter if he thought he would be immune to the consequences."
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I'm also on record warning people something like this was going to happen yesterday.

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A somewhat more complete and better analysis than mine.

Look at the Capitol Hill rioters. Now imagine if they had been black | Donald Trump | The Guardian
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Y'all have seen this, right?



and the numerous replies identifying by name and picture a slow-moving older man currently living in temporary subsidised accommodation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Possibly in the bunker.

Plus his family members and associates.
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