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Dan

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Also, those crazed seditionists with their weapons, fur hats, and zip ties. They came looking for Pence at one point.
Remember how after that first impeachment, several MoC stated that 45 had "learned his lesson" and would behave differently? I'm sure they think, "nah, he wouldn't send a bomb over to [country] and he wouldn't try to declare war. What can go wR0nG in 12 days??"
What could go wrong?

1) He could order the military to invade Canada or Mexico.
2) He could toss the nuclear football at Iran, China, Venezuela, or a "shithole country".
3) He could pardon the seditionists.
4) He could pardon his family.
5) He could pardon Edward Snowden.
6) He could issue other crazy blanked pardons.
7) He could issue other crazy executive orders.
8) He could give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Alex Jones.
9) If he's not impeached and found guilty, he could run for federal office again.
10) He could destroy (more?) records.
 

Planit

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Mskis it’s on both sides. Hypocrisy is running wild & rampant between the events of the summer & the events of Wednesday.

We’ve heard & seen Rs doing the same in that they “hated” the BLM crowd in the summer but supported this action Wednesday.

I completely agree this hypocrisy Is everywhere. Hell look @ Lindsay Graham. In 2016 he couldn’t stand tRumps guts. Then he was a staunch supporter. Then on Wednesday he said enough is enough. Then on Thursday on Fox he said the opposite again. He’s flipping like a fish out of water - & not the only one.
 

michaelskis

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Mskis it’s on both sides. Hypocrisy is running wild & rampant between the events of the summer & the events of Wednesday.

We’ve heard & seen Rs doing the same in that they “hated” the BLM crowd in the summer but supported this action Wednesday.

I completely agree this hypocrisy Is everywhere. Hell look @ Lindsay Graham. In 2016 he couldn’t stand tRumps guts. Then he was a staunch supporter. Then on Wednesday he said enough is enough. Then on Thursday on Fox he said the opposite again. He’s flipping like a fish out of water - & not the only one.
I agree 100% which goes back to my point about how far we as a society have fallen.

On a side note, several news media sources are say thing that something bigger is coming before the 20th. This is a very troubling time in history and I pray for peace and I applaud twitter’s decision to ban Trump. However, I don’t think this will end on the 20th.
 

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More Consequences / Fallout -​

Major Companies Begin Suspending Donations To Republicans Involved In Biden Certification Challenge​


Thousands of law school alumni and students push for disbarment of Sens. Hawley and Cruz​

 
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michaelskis

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Wow some people... inbred to rant for a moment. Neighbor a few doors down is a bit of an extremist liberal and I have been able to tolerate his hate rhetoric... until today.

He posted a picture of the thin-blue-line American Flag where the line was falling all and a Nazi flag was under it.

I get it, people are rightfully outraged regarding the Capitol Riots. But to make blanket accusations that Police are Nazis is where I draw the line. That hate rhetoric spreads and it is what puts our law enforcement in jeopardy. I know several local police chiefs that have they thin blue line flag in their office, and they are good people with a desire to protect everyone.

I called him out on it.
 

Veloise

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Play stupid games ...

"Some of the most distinctive rioters captured in viral images quickly left the District, only to be taken into custody closer to home: Authorities have charged Richard Barnett, the 60-year-old Arkansan pictured with his feet on a staffer’s desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office; Jacob Anthony Chansley, a QAnon evangelizer from Arizona also known as Jake Angeli, who roamed the Capitol shirtless with a horned headdress; and Adam Johnson, a 36-year-old Florida man who held Pelosi’s lectern in photographs. Before he was arrested, Chansley told The Washington Post that he had not committed any violent acts. Barnett told the New York Times that he had just been knocking on the door when he was pushed in by the crowd.
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At least 15 people who attended the rally have been fired or suspended from their jobs, or preemptively resigned amid growing outrage, according to a Post tally. One of the fired is 41-year-old laborer Doug Jensen of Des Moines, who is facing federal charges after he was captured in photos and videos leading rioters up a staircase as a police officer attempted to hold the crowd back.
Jensen’s boss, Dick Felice, who owns Forrest & Associate Masonry, said he terminated Jensen’s employment.
“He committed a crime as far as I’m concerned,” Felice said. Jensen could not be reached for comment.
Some participants pleaded for forgiveness.
“It was the single worst personal decision of my life,” Bradley Rukstales, CEO of a Chicago-area data analytics company, wrote in a public statement. Rukstales was fired from his job and faces two federal charges stemming from his actions inside the Capitol. He did not respond to a Post reporter’s requests for comment."

 

DVD

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I don't like the thin blue line flag. I see it as a bastardization of the American flag. I don't condemn the people who put it on their car or whatever, I just don't like it. For some people it also comes off supporting law enforcement - good, but putting down the BLM movement - bad.

Our Arizona horn wearing guy is a "failed actor" and lives at home with his mom at age 33. WINNER!

My latest outrage at the AZ GOP...they want to censure Cindy McCain because she dared to criticize the pres. The article starts out with condemning her drug addiction problems (prescription drugs) from 1992 and ends with saying she defended her husband and the pres was right in his criticism because John McCain's military record is not as good as we all think. The AZ GOP has lost its way.
 

michaelskis

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I don't like the thin blue line flag. I see it as a bastardization of the American flag. I don't condemn the people who put it on their car or whatever, I just don't like it. For some people it also comes off supporting law enforcement - good, but putting down the BLM movement - bad.

Our Arizona horn wearing guy is a "failed actor" and lives at home with his mom at age 33. WINNER!

My latest outrage at the AZ GOP...they want to censure Cindy McCain because she dared to criticize the pres. The article starts out with condemning her drug addiction problems (prescription drugs) from 1992 and ends with saying she defended her husband and the pres was right in his criticism because John McCain's military record is not as good as we all think. The AZ GOP has lost its way.
With the thin blue line flag, there have been a couple of people in this board who posted on FB that it "never met pro-police, in the first place, it literally meant anti-black" which I find to be complete BS and said as much on their Facebook pages (in a polite way). I agree the actions of these individuals is wrong, but to assign blame to any of these flags because they have warped the meaning for nefarious purposes is also wrong. What if one of them showed up with a Pride Flag. Would that make that movement wrong? Of course not.

In regards to the AZ GOP, I would venture to say that the issues go well beyond Arizona. That is why I switch from R to I years ago.
 

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So it seems Parlor really was a pretty terrible defender of your personal information...


And that my friends is why you don't join apps that are not credible. Say what you will about Twitter, but at least they can protect your data (albeit slightly) better. I will say from what I have read about yesterday, there is going to be a lot of consequences for people who thought they were anonymous posting things that can now be traced to them.

Yikes...
 

michaelskis

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It sounds like the police requested National Guard troops several times before the riots, but the request was denied by both the Sargent at Arms, Paul Irving. Furthermore it sounds like the Mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser also wanted a light police presence as well.

A neighbor also posted on her FB page a link from Michael Moore (whom I can not stand) that included a flyer. Apparently they are calling for protests not only in DC, but all State Capitols for sometime this weekend. Personally, I am going to stay well away for a while.
 

DVD

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The flag I have the most problem with is the Trump flag. The idea of advertising a candidate through a flag was just wrong to me, but it has escalated from advertising flag to an idea and people wrap themselves in that idea. Sadly that idea represents all that is bad with the world. I know I'm exaggerating, but by how much. It's been embraced by white supremacists. Do I need to add more? I'm 90% sure the guy around the corner from my house isn't a nazi, but having that flag (now taken down) makes you look bad. People should think before raising up a flag if they truly support it and all it stands for.
 

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The flag I have the most problem with is the Trump flag. The idea of advertising a candidate through a flag was just wrong to me, but it has escalated from advertising flag to an idea and people wrap themselves in that idea. Sadly that idea represents all that is bad with the world. I know I'm exaggerating, but by how much. It's been embraced by white supremacists. Do I need to add more? I'm 90% sure the guy around the corner from my house isn't a nazi, but having that flag (now taken down) makes you look bad. People should think before raising up a flag if they truly support it and all it stands for.

the scene of someone taking down the US flag at the capitol and raising trumps was what got me - so yeah, freaky
 

Doohickie

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So this is getting passed around local social media:



"So my brother was approached at his job today by both a white and a black coworker who knows he has children, about a KKK group near Crowley [about 10 miles south of where I live] that is reported to be nabbing any black and brown children walking to the high school. Apparently, the group plans to hang them on inauguration day.
"My sister just got off the phone with the school security who had heard something similar, but have not yet said anything because they do not want to cause panic.
"She called the police anonymously, but wasn't the first one to do so about this group. There will be more security and police vehicles in the area as the inauguration comes closer."

:oops:
 

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These are the same people that think a wall at the border will keep people out. Wow.



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On another note, Mexico now says they will gladly pay for the wall to keep Americans out & Canada now wants a wall too.
 

Dan

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I love the nicknames people are giving to the insurrectionists.

Gravy Seal
Meal Team Six
Green Buffets
Very Special Forces
Very Special Ops
1st Methanized Infantile Division
1st Mechanized Chair Brigade
The Turd Reich
Y'all Queda
Yeehawdists
Vanilla ISIS
Il Douche's Blackshirts
Beer Belly Putsch
Branch Covidians
Roast Guard
Walmartyrs
Inbredsurrectionists
Ammosexuals

Kevin Greeson, one of the Gravy Seals who died of a "medical emergency". He supposedly tazed himself in the galliones. Looking at that photo, I can't believe the guy is a year older than me.

Kevin Greeson.jpg


I don't know about this guy.

great_american_patriot.jpg
 

gtpeach

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We're not a state capital, but we are a site of a major historical right wing riot that is brought up a lot (like, someone was killed right outside our office and our outside wall is pretty much always covered in chalk messages of remembrance). I don't really want to go into the office at all next week.
 

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Nothing was his fault & can't believe he's being held accountable for his actions. At least he can still drink $13 beers for the time being.




ALSO - these people could face a maximum of 10 years in prison directly due to an Executive Order signed by tRump himself.

Pro-Trump rioters could face 10 years in prison (radio.com)
Actually ... if he was in fact on the #noflylist he never would have made it past TSA.
I've seen explanations that these airline gate meltdowns and escorted-away vids are actually due to face mask non-compliance.
 

Veloise

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Kevin Greeson, one of the Gravy Seals who died of a "medical emergency". He supposedly tazed himself in the galliones. Looking at that photo, I can't believe the guy is a year older than me.

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The details are from a satirical site.

 

Maister

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Things have gotten so bad since Trump took office, it's become increasingly difficult to discern satire from reality these days.

Distinguishing reality from fiction has become a fools errand. There's a picture floating around of the Nashville bombing, with a CNN news ticker saying "NASHVILLE BOMBER DIED FROM COVID," and I have overheard several people parrot the satirical image thinking that it was a true image. No one even bothers to check to see what's true anymore.
 

Veloise

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!terrible band names.jpg


Actual submissions from my FB friends, including a classical music critic, several professional musicians, and a few Cybubs:

American Idiots
Black Day
Tears for Beers
The Llamas and the Papas
The worst ever production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
The Hateful Dead
Guns and Hosers
The Who (the Hell Are They?)
USpew
The Red Hot Silly Peckers
The Why?
2whiteCrew
Maga-tang clan
Trump and Dopes
Jake and the blowhards
Ma-Ga
The snowflake ladies
Limp bisket
The Worst Damn Band In The Land (TWDBITL)
Al Kayda and the Bombers
The Below Average White Band
The Ignorance and Apathy band
The Little Jokes of Texas
The Red Herring and Rotten Apples Band
The Bloviated Goats
Bums and Posers
Gary Fuckett and the Confederate Gap
Up With White People
The Dixie Dicks!
The "No Fans Band?"
Nothing-man Brothers
Flock of Dumbbells
Fool & The Gang
Beans of the Stone Age
The Foo Followers
Guns and Poses
MAGAdeth
Styx and Stoned
The Band That Couldn't Get Straight
Little Train that Couldn't
Viva Lost Wages

But wait! There's more!

Tower of Powder.
Ain't no Senators, Son
Mom's House A'livin'
The Trump-Ettes
Treasons' Leader
Southside Johnny & the Trailer Park Jukes
NazisR-us
Pork Floyd
Fleetwood Big Mac
Anti-Foreigner
Whiteflake
All You Can Eat Oyster Cult
Rush (I think that’s already taken)
ZZ Stop
The Compensators (as in “I wonder what they’re compensating for?)
Basket of Deplorables? Oh. Wait. That's taken.






And they'll all have "Capitol Records"
 
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Bubba

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The folks that went into the Capitol should be arrested and prosecuted, etc. But, on the flip side:


In case the article is firewalled:

The phone at Home Town Car Wash and Emissions in Acworth has been ringing constantly, but for manager Jason Mathison, it’s not for the right reasons.

The company has been the target of people expressing their outrage following last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. Why? Because its former co-owner, Cleveland Grover Meredith, is among at least 13 people who face federal charges for their roles in the riot.

“We have never worked under Cleveland Meredith and totally disagree with his actions,” Mathison said.
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The current owners took over the business, formerly known as Car Nutz Car Wash, from Meredith in 2019, Mathison said. Since news of Meredith’s arrest broke Saturday, Mathison said the business has been hit with an onslaught of calls berating them, as well as negative online reviews.

“We’ve been battling this for about three days,” Mathison said. “The phone rings off the hook now.”
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Mathison said he stresses to anyone who calls that Meredith has not been involved with the car wash since 2019. He also went on NextDoor, a social media app that allows residents to post items for sale and information about activity in their neighborhoods, to make sure users know that Meredith has no ties with the current owners. He said bad online reviews have come from all over the country, as well as from Ontario, Canada.
 

DVD

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Yep, no writing fake reviews on a business just because you hate their politics. In this case understand that you don't even know who owns the business. I had a similar problem with a dog kennel project where people from other states were writing to complain about the business. I made sure to highlight where the person came from.
 

Dan

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Flu Klux Klan
Q Kucks Klan
HamAss
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101st Chairborne
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Guy on the left was a local who was arrested Monday for violating a bond agreement by leaving the state without permission. He had been arrested last year on charges of trafficking LSD and pot. He's very upset that people are saying he's antifa.

Alabama was "well" represented in the event. We are not sending our best (rioters or representatives) to DC.
 

Salmissra

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I'm at the office today and have several meetings. There's no TV in my department, and I can't stream because of screen sharing/bandwidth.

So my blood pressure is fine because I can't see what the idiots in DC are doing.
 

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I wouldn't go out on a limb and say I "supported" riots and looting, but as a POC, I totally get the anger. Also as a POC, the difference between Wednesday and last summer's police "presence" is most certainly stunning. Can't really tell which way was the "white" way.
You mean BLM protesters didn't get a "let me move that barricade for you, how 'bout a selfie with me, please take a souvenir, party's over folks, this way to the exit escort?
 
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